My Chat with Race *be still my heart*

Hello and welcome!

Today I have a hunk I met not long ago as a secondary character and I wasn’t really impressed with him, although he made only a brief appearance.

Well… I WAS SO WRONG *fanning face* where is my bucket of ice? MaryM!!!! Where is my ice bucket??? 😛

Without further ado, please welcome Race!
*look at HIS skill… DAYUM*

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What is your full name?
Race Lindstrom. That’s the name I go by these days. My mother called me, Tiermes after the Scandinavian god of thunder and rain.

Do you have a nickname?
No. Though Astrid has been known to call me a number of variations on Jerkwad.
She is quite inventive LOL

What is one word best describes you?
I’m not sure there is one word to describe me. Resourceful. Secretive. Divinely powerful. Astrid would say “manipulative” because I don’t trust people easy. I’ve had to make my own way in the world for a long time, and find my own solutions to my problems. But that has changed since she came into my life. So now I’d say, blessed.

Describe what you are wearing now to our readers.
Really? You’ve been sneaking peeks at my he points at his crotch so I think you know I’m not big on clothes. I’m not embarrassed, but if nudity is an issue for you, I can put some pants on.
Not on my account. I kind of like the view and I do practice naturism, so not an issue at all. 😉

Do you think the author portrayed you accurately?
Yes. I didn’t want to share my secrets with her or anyone else in the world. I wanted to keep them hidden forever. My grief and shame over the things I’ve done are not something I wanted everyone to see. But Felicity knew Astrid would never agree to a relationship if secrets were involved, so…I was forced to open up and face my greatest fears. In the end it turned out all right. I’m still in one piece. No, I’m better than that. With Astrid in my life, for the first ever I feel whole.

What makes you laugh out loud?
The sound of children laughing. It’s music to my ears.

What is your favourite dessert?
Fresh Swedish strawberries dipped in elderflower whipped cream.

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Elderflower whipped cream? Never had it, but my Father used to make lemonade from elderflowers, love the taste.

What is your favourite drink?
Water. Pure, clear water. I stay away from alcohol as it makes me unfocussed and that’s a dangerous thing for someone like me. I could seriously hurt someone by causing a storm to happen if I lost control.

What is your greatest fear?
Losing Astrid’s trust. It was a precious thing to gain. I never want to hurt her ever again.

What is your favourite colour?
Astrid’s creamy skin when she blushes while she orgasms. It’s sort of a warm rose colour that spreads between her breasts and up her neck. Very beautiful.

What do you wear when you go to sleep?
Absolutely nothing. But I prefer Astrid.

What is the perfect romantic date?
Holding hands with Astrid as we walk through a park, listening to children play. I’d bring a basket and blanket for a picnic and feed her the sweetest strawberries she’s ever tasted. Then hold her in my arms and tell her how much I love her until the end of time.
are you melting yet??? sigh

How ticklish are you? Where are you ticklish?
I’m not ticklish. Sorry to disappoint you, but I’m not.

What’s your favourite smell? What does it remind you of?
Astrid. Undiluted, honey-warm Astrid. It reminds me of…well, I don’t want to embarrass her, so I will decline to say.

When you look at a woman what catches your interest?
I’ve always been drawn to tall, leggy women. But I only recently realized the reason was because I’ve been searching for Astrid all my life. Now I’ve found her, she’s the only woman who catches my interest, now and for eternity.

Do you have somebody in your life now?

Astrid

Astrid Bitten. My soul mate. My goddess.
sigh… lucky Astrid…

What is one word best describes her?
Beautiful. The most beautiful woman in the world. Inside and out. She is the light in my life. And very stubborn…

Is your book part of a series? What does the future hold for the readers of the series?
Yes, the series is Little Miss Kick-Ass. Felicity apparently thought that would be a catchy series title because who doesn’t want to read about strong-minded women?

The first story is called Steam Bunny after the graphic novel that Casey Jackson and Lucas Haskell create together in the book. That story is about Casey and Lucas, but it’s important because that’s where I first meet them and find the woman I’ve been searching for all my life, Astrid Bitten.

The next story is a short one, called Super-Sex Me, currently part of the Just Desserts anthology. It’s about the afternoon that Astrid and I met and how I seduced her into sleeping with me. It’s an afternoon I will always remember. Especially the taste of strawberries on her skin and the sounds she made when she came. Again and again and again.

What’s next? I’m guessing after Casey gives birth to the twins, we’ll all be coming back to the Ice Hotel in Sweden for a wedding. I’m filming it for my reality TV show. Then Lucas and she are off for a honeymoon. I know Astrid is excited to look after the babies while Casey and Lucas are away, which is nice to see. I love the way her eyes glow with pleasure. I think she thinks babysitting will give us practice for…well, I’m not going to jinx it and say. Like I said, I’ve learned to keep my secrets.

Thanks for having me, it’s been fun, but I really need to get back to work. Running a multi-billion dollar entertainment business keeps me busy. But maybe I’ll check on Astrid first. It’s been all morning since I told her how much I love her and gave her a kiss.

Thank you Race for chatting with me. Hugs to Astrid, she is awesome!

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Thanks for dropping by and I hope you enjoyed the chat as much as I obviously did 😛

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As Race mentioned, he hails from “Fit To Be Tied”, book 2 in the “Little Miss Kick-Ass” Series by Felicity Kates. If you remember I had Lucas for a chat recently, check it out, if you missed it, here.

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Release day is July 31, 2015 YAY

Content warning: contains voyeurism, light ménage, explicit sex scenes, graphic language, profanity, may trigger readers sensitive to miscarriage.

He was the villain in Steam Bunny. The superhero lover in Super-Sex Me. Now find out what deep dark secrets make Race Lindstrom Fit To Be Tied in the latest erotic romance novella in the Little Miss Kick-Ass series.
1 Viking sex god + 1 kick-ass heroine = 130 pages full of hot sex scenes, snappy dialogue and heart-aching romance. Grab a glass of wine, a fan to cool yourself, and a box of tissues. You’re going to need it.

From bestselling author, Felicity Kates, the Little Miss Kick-Ass series continues.

Casey’s BFF, Astrid Bitten, takes center stage this time with her nemesis, Race Lindstrom.

Is love written in the stars by the gods, or just a fantasy?

~Astrid~

He’s a liar. A manipulative ass. He doesn’t deserve a second chance. Yet I can’t stop thinking about him and that night we shared in Chicago four weeks ago. He dominates my dreams, making me want him more each day. Trapped with him at an Ice Hotel in Sweden, do I have a hope in hell of resisting him? Maybe not, but I’ll kick his ass if he ever calls me his goddess again.

~Race~

She’s the love of my life, my dream, the goddess I’ve been waiting an eternity for. I know she hates me for the deceptive life I’ve led, but I want to give her everything she’s ever craved, fill each second of her life with bliss. But…trapped for a weekend in the place where my life went to hell, how can I avoid the nightmare that haunts me? Not to mention the ass-kicking Astrid will give me when she discovers the darkest secret of my past.

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Steamy excerpt (readers 18+) if you are under 18 or this type of reading offends you, please skip it!

“I never lied to you,” I say with as much conviction as I can put into my voice without resorting to using my unique gift in persuasion. If she’s going to trust me, she needs to do so on her own.

“No? So sleeping with me to get a deal with my best friend was what? Honest business?” Her eyes flash with anger as she speaks in hushed tones. “You used me, Race. Just like you’re using me now for this stupid reality TV show. If I didn’t love Casey and Lucas so much, there’s no way in hell I’d ever be here as part of this wedding crap. So just shove it with your games and your lies.”

Crossing her arms over her chest, she settles back against her seat and resumes looking out her window.

So edgy and untrusting. Not that I can blame her, but damn. How can I explain to her any differently than the few hundred times I’ve already tried? What will it take to get her to understand, without using my gods-given gift of influence, that meeting her at that Fan Expo convention changed my life forever?

Yes, I went there for business. Yes, my intention was to swindle a deal. And, yes, I set out to do so by compromising the fiery relationship between Lucas and Casey. But it wasn’t the Buxom Bunny who caught my eye.

Maybe I should have ignored my attraction for Astrid and kept on walking by. Saved us from the pain we’re experiencing now by keeping everything strictly business. But being around her eased the lonely ache, even as it twisted it with memories best left buried. And I couldn’t deny the startling realization, which imprinted on my body that first intensely erotic night we shared, that maybe, just maybe, the gods have handed me a precious second chance.

I’ll be damned before I’ll let that go, no matter how stubborn she is.

“I fell in love with you.” It’s the honest truth, but the mistake in saying so is obvious the moment the words blurt from my mouth.

“Oh, please,” she scoffs as she stiffens in her chair, clearly offended by the idea. “Don’t start with that bullshit. That’s low, even for you.”

“It’s not bullshit.”

“No?” She presses her fingers to her temples and sucks in a breath, fighting for calm. “Do you even know what love is, Race?” she asks, her patronizing tone loaded with anger as she folds her hands in her lap.

“Yes.”

I’ve felt the pleasure of it burn in my chest, seeming so long ago now, at Charity’s first shy kiss. And I’ve felt the absolute agony of it as the body of my wife grew cold in my arms. The rage and helplessness of knowing, that even with all the unique power I was born with, there was nothing I could do to stop death.

Yes, I have loved. And I vowed never to fall victim to the gut-wrenching insanity again. Yet here I am, more insane than ever, at the mercy of Astrid’s rejection.

White knuckled, her hands grip the armrests as the plane banks toward Kiruna. Out of the corner of my eye, the small city looms large in the window, but if Astrid notices the dazzling view, it doesn’t show. Her nostrils flare, her gaze fixed squarely on me.

“We fucked, Race. You got what you wanted. I learned my lesson. End of story. So stop trying to prove what a con you are. I get it.”

No, she didn’t get it. Not by a long shot.

“Just tell me one thing,” I say and wait for her to stop rolling her eyes and settle her gaze on mine again. “Before you knew my name. When you thought I was just some guy in a costume. How did it feel when we were together?”

Exciting. Beautiful. Alive.

I see the truths we both experienced flash within her eyes before her expression turns hot with shame. She sucks in a breath and blinks, her chin lifting slightly. Wary. Distrustful.

She opened for me so briefly, but the beauty I saw within her stole my heart. My crumpled, damaged heart. Does she think I enjoy feeling this vulnerability? This painful re-awakening?

“It was fun. That was all,” she snaps.

“That wasn’t all.” Not even remotely. One day soon I’ll have to explain the full extent of my secrets to her as I’m certain she must already have questions about her own. But first, she needs to trust me. “Now who’s lying, Astrid?” I can’t help prodding.

She felt the recognition in her soul. I saw it in her eyes and smile when she looked at me the moment we met at the convention. I saw it in her dreams while she slept beside me that one precious night we shared.

Before the so-called truth of my narcissistic business identity intruded, and the callous shell I worked so hard to build out of my loss and pain came back to bite me. Hard.

Race Lindstrom: professional asshole and womanizer.

The betrayal I knew she would feel as soon as she recognized my name took root with swift, uncompromising fury. She clings to it now as a shield. But it’s a shield I fully intend to crack. Swiftly. And without mercy.

Whether she wants to accept it or not, she is mine.

“Do me a favor, Race? Don’t talk to me for the rest of this trip. Don’t look at me. Don’t touch me. Just leave me the hell alone.”

“I can’t. You were right about one thing, Astrid.” I lick my lips as her own purse in frustration. “I am a selfish bastard. I love you. I want you. And I won’t stop until you are moaning my name with my cock buried deep inside you. Bliss, sweetheart. I’m going to give you bliss or die trying.”

My review will be up soon. I can tell you it will get 5 stars from me.

Other books by Felicity Kates

Steam Bunny available free on Kindle Unlimited for the summer (or winter depending on which hemisphere you are).

Super-Sex Me available free on Kindle Unlimited as part of the Just Desserts anthology of sexy bite-sized erotic stories.

Links are below to keep in touch with Ms. Kates and her books, give her a like and if you chat with her, say hello from me.

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One lucky commenter will win an ebook copy of Fit To Be Tide, courtesy of Ms. Kates. The winner will be chosen by Sexy Mr. Random after 3pm EST on Friday, July 31, 2015. Good luck!

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To celebrate the release, there is a Facebook party on Friday, July 31, 2015 and Ms. Kates is giving away copies of her book. So stop in at the party for a chance to win awesome prizes and schmooze with some of your favorite authors who will be there too: Shehanne Moore, Anne Lange, Renea Mason, Zara Cox, Rissa Blakeley. Click on this link to take you to the party.

Whoohoo party time!

Until next time read a book, listen to a book and don’t forget to show your love by leaving a review!

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Friendship

Hello and welcome!

As some of you know, this blog was on another site and because it became a PITA, I moved it here after much research. Love WordPress, easy to use and has unlimited options to make it your own. As you see I like simple, without many embellishments because I like designs that ‘breathe’.

Anyway… I was checking the posts on the old site and was reminiscing, I do that a lot lately… I came across this short post from April 2012 and I thought, it was current then and it is current now. Read on…

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I have met many people in my lifetime, many friendships developed, not many survived the test of time. Here comes to mind the poem “Reason, Season, or Lifetime” (author unknown) and thinking about the whys and the hows so few of them are still in my life and so many are just a memory or lost to the past.

I realize that, again, it comes down to communication. Friendships are relationships that take as much ‘work’ as any other, it is a give-and-take, and an acceptance of who you are. When the balance is tipped to one side, friendships fail and that is the reason I have few friends. I refuse to entertain the ones who just take and take without giving back or the toxic ones.

When I reached a certain age, my view on things changed, that is true for friends too. I do not have the need to change just to be accepted as I did in my younger years. I realized that it became less important to have many friends and more important to have real ones. I accept as they are and expect the same.

Some of whom I thought as friends turned out not to be and some who started out as mutual dislike turned into friend, stayed true and strong over the years, you know who you are…. yes, I know you are smiling… and there are the ones that from the first word we ‘clicked’ and seemed like we knew each other for ages, again you know who you are. I want you to know that I appreciate each and every one of you and I cherish you. You bring so much to my life and I hope I bring to yours.

Here is a poem written by my friend whom you have met in one of my chats not long ago.

For you my friends

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Take the time today to tell your friends the difference they have made in your life. I JUST DID !!!
Happy thinking! Until next time…

My Chat with Calum!

Hello and welcome!

My guest is somebody who I listed to not long ago and who is what my idea of a Highlander Laird would be.

Welcome! Welcome!

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DAYUM Amy! He is delish!

What is your full name?
Calum Garbh MacLeod, 1st of Raasay

Do you have a nickname?
No fool-born cur would risk their neck with such an irreverent slur.

What is one word best describes you?
Achiever

Describe what you are wearing now to our readers.
Same as always—a plaid pinned at my shoulder, shirt, brogues on my feet, hose to my knees, a broadsword at my left hip, dirk at my right, with a few daggers stashed where I can best reach them.
And he looks mighty fine too, I will be thinking DAYUM quite a few times today…

Do you think the author portrayed you accurately?
Och, aye lass. That’s why I allowed her to live.

What makes you laugh out loud?
A good yarn by my favorite bard—especially tales of my pirating adventures. his deep hearty laugh makes me laugh too

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What is your favourite dessert?
Not a thing can surpass a plum tart.

What is your favourite drink?
Need ye ask? I’m a Scott, and a Highlander at that. A wee tot of whisky down the gullet sets me to rights after the evening meal.

What is your greatest fear?
I fear nothing. Calum leans forward But I’d kill anyone who threatens the Lady Anne.

What is your favourite colour?
Deep sea blue—the color of Lady Anne’s eyes.

What do you wear when you go to sleep?
The flesh the Almighty gave me.

What is the perfect romantic date?
What’s this? A date? Och, lassie a chieftain courts a woman—invites her to join him at the high table and showers her with fine food and drink, followed by dancing until we can dance no more.

How ticklish are you? Where are you ticklish?
A chieftain would never admit to being ticklish, lass. But touch me beneath me ear, and ye might lose a finger or two.

What’s your favourite smell? What does it remind you of?
The scent of a red rose in spring reminds me of Lady Anne.

When you look at a woman what catches your interest?
Does she have honeyed tresses and eyes so clear she can see through to yer soul?

Do you have somebody in your life now?
Aye, since I met the Lady Anne, no other woman has turned me head—not a once.

What is one word best describes her?
Perfection.

Is your book part of a series? What does the future hold for the readers of the series?
Och aye, Captured by the Pirate Laird is the first in the Highland Force Series. Book two is about Bran, who becomes me Henchman—and the following two relay the tales of my sons, Ian and Alexander.

Captured by the Pirate Laird
The Highland Henchman
Beauty and the Barbarian
Return of the Highland Laird (a Novella)

Thank you Calum for spending some time with me today. I am looking forward to listening to the rest of the stories.

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Thanks for coming by and hope you enjoyed the chat.

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As Calum mentioned, his story is Captured by the Pirate Laird, book 1 in the Highland Force Series by Amy Jarecky.

Wed by proxy to a baron old enough to be her grandfather, Lady Anne trudges up the gangway of a galleon that will deliver her into the arms of a tyrant. Crestfallen, she believes her disastrous life cannot get worse—until she awakes to the blasts of cannon fire.

Facing certain death, Anne trembles in her stateroom while swords clash and the chilling screams of battle rage on the deck above. When a rugged Highlander kicks in her door, she prays for a swift end.

But Laird Calum MacLeod has a reason for plundering the ship—and it’s not a stunning English lass. With no other choice, he takes Anne to his crumbling keep on the isle of Raasay and sends a letter of ransom to her husband. In time, Anne grows to understand MacLeod’s plight and finds it increasingly difficult to resist Calum’s unsettling charm—until the baron sends a reply agreeing to terms.

Ripped from passion that will be forever seared into their souls, will Anne and Calum risk everything for love?

Click on her name and check out the pictures she took while in Scotland *sigh* I especially like the one of Dunottar Castle.

I listened to the audiobook narrated by Paul Woodson whose voice is just a delight to listen to and his Highland brogue… oh my! I am looking forward to listening to the rest of the series and check out the other books also.

Check out my review here.

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To keep in contact with Ms. Jarecki, have a chat, (if you do, say hello from me 😉 ), check out the books, see what comes next, here are the links:

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To start you on your reading journey, Ms. Jarecky is giving away an audiobook of Knight in Highland Armor, narrated by Dave Gillies, and a signed print copy of Captured by the Pirate Laird. Two lucky readers who will be chosen by Sexy Mr. Random after 3pm EST on Monday, July 20th, 2015. GOOD LUCK!

Until next time read a book, listen to a book and don’t forget to show your love by leaving a review!

My Chat with Jennifer Gibson!

Hello and welcome!

Today I have an amazing lady who I invited for a chat as an artist, but found out she is so much more…

Please welcome Jennifer Gibson!

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Do you have a nickname?
I have several from years of playing sports. My last one was “Goose” since we were Top Gun fans and one of my friend’s
nickname was “Maverick”. The one before that was “Skippy” which lasted several years.

What is one word best describes you?
Tenacious

What makes you laugh out loud?
The movie “Get Smart” featuring Dwayne Johnson always makes me laugh.
I have not watched it, but I have seen the trailer and it is funny LOL

What is your favourite smell? What does it remind you of?
Dark Chocolate. When I was in Victoria, we were walking down the street and that glorious scent wafted up to us. It was from
the store “Rogers’ Chocolates”, our favourite place to shop in British Columbia. I was born in Victoria so this was rather special for us.

Favourite place to spend time in.
On our screened-in porch with the fire going, I love to sit on the couch and read while sipping a glass of cool sparkling wine.

Is there a genre that you refuse to read?
I don’t like dark or extremely violent stories since I’m a very sensitive person. I prefer books that can make me laugh like Janet
Evanovich.
I will have to check them out.

Designing book covers! What started it?
After I designed my own book covers, I’ve had many requests from other authors to do theirs. I’m a professional illustrator, photographer and graphic designer, so this was a natural segue and it turns out that I truly enjoy doing it.

What do you like most about your work?
I love the creative challenge of coming up with a design that captures the essence of the story and turning it into a powerful and mystical cover.

I know what it takes, being a designer myself, but many readers do not know, I think it would be great if you could give a short description of what are the steps in creating a book cover.
Most authors already have a good idea of what they want on the cover, we often discuss the details in terms of what kind of images we want to use for the background, the type of people or objects to use as well as themes (romance, sci-fi, historical, young adult, mystery, etc…).
I find that reading a chapter or two really helps get an idea of the feel of the story, particularly if it’s a specific scene that we want on the cover. Then I search for a couple of stock photographs or go through my own collection of images to find the right combination. At that point, it’s up to me to do my magic. The covers I design are visually complex featuring many, many layers of artwork. It takes time and intensive focus involving lots of detailed work. Once I think I’m close to capturing what they want, I will send them a sample to determine what needs to be adjusted. This usually involves changing the font or overall colours, adding or removing an object. Once that is done, I place the blurb and testimonials to the back cover. This process can take anywhere from 3 to 5 days depending on how detailed the cover is.

What was the most challenging cover to create?
I would have to say my own since I was just learning how to do book covers at that point. My work has progressed considerably since then and I’m incredibly grateful for the experience. It has made me a much better designer.

Who is your favourite artist?
I loved the way Georgia O’Keeffe painted flowers that focused on their vibrant colours and textures of the petals. It was on a macro level that made you view them in a different light.

Do you remember one of the first things you drew/sculpted/painted/ photographed? What makes it memorable?
I’ve been sketching, painting and doing photography since I was a very young child. I was influenced by both of my parents’ hobbies which essentially led me to my existing career today as a professional illustrator, graphic designer and photographer.

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Do you have any other interesting hobbies or maybe a fun story about an experience involving your artwork?
By day I’m a designer or photographer depending on the job, at night I’m a fencer in Foil and Sabre. I’ve been fencing at two different clubs and I’m the only one that is deaf.

If you could choose another career what would it be?
Initially, I wanted to be a police officer and in fact, applied to the Ontario Provincial Police. Midway through their tests, I was pulled aside and told not to continue because of my hearing loss. They said that I didn’t qualify. I was devastated. Soon after that experience, I became a certified private investigator.
A private investigator? That is so cool.

Thank you Jennifer for spending some time with me and I am looking forward to read your stories and checking out your beautiful covers you create.

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Thank you for checking out the chat and I hope you enjoyed it.

As you read, Ms. Gibson is not only an amazing cover designer, but also does photography AND is an author too, which I found out after she responded to my invite for a chat as a cover artist.

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Check out her amazing work on her website.

I loved the cover she did for Erika M. Szabo‘s “The Ancestors’ Secrets” series. Remember My Chat with Ilona ?

2 coversCheck out the covers she created for her own books, I love the designs, I will have to check them out. Hope you will too.

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A few of the covers designed for other authors

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Awards

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Sway  was a Finalist in the 2012 InD’tale Magazine RONE Awards.

Sway, Compass and Destiny were all Semi-finalists in the Book Cover Contest at AuthorsdB.

Sway  is a 2014 Literary Classics Seal of Approval Recipient!

Sway  won Silver in the 2014 Literary Classics Book Awards!

Sway  is a Stargazer Literary Prizes Honorable Mention winner for Young Adult.

Sway received a 5 star review from Readers’ Favorite Book Reviews!

Compass was a Third place winner in the AuthorsdB Book Cover Contest for the Young Adult Category for 2014.

Compass was selected as a Finalist and received Honorable Mention for Best Cover for the 2014 RONE awards.

Compass is a Stargazer Literary Prizes  Finalist award winner for Young Adult.

Compass is a 2014 Literary Classics Seal of Approval Recipient!

Destiny  was a winner for Indie Book of the Day Award.

Destiny  received a 5 star review from Readers’ Favorite Book Reviews!

Destiny  is a 2015 Literary Classics Seal of Approval recipient!

Quite impressive!

Here are the links to peruse the art, the photography, check out the books and hopefully follow Ms. Gibson.

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It will be Jennifer’s birthday in a few days, help me wish her a very happy & magical day and much success in the future. To celebrate, she is giving away books!!! Make sure you comment to be entered in the draw. 2 lucky winners will be chosen by Sexy Mr. Random and the prizes are winners’ choice of one book from Ms. Gibson’s back list. Canadian winner will get the print book, international winner will get the ebook.

Winner will be posted after 3pm EST on Monday, July 13, 2015. GOOD LUCK!

Take the time to really check out the cover of the book you are reading, the colours, the fonts used, what makes it a pleasing sight. Don’t forget to show your love by leaving a review! Until next time!

My Chat with Connor! mmmmmm

Hello and welcome!

Today I have one yummy hunk who is sweet, well-mannered and sensitive that I am sure you will fall in love with, just as I did. I met him quite by chance actually, but that is another story, needless to say he is burrowed into my heart. Too bad he is taken, but a gal can dream, right?

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Please pull up a comfy chair and read on, make sure you have the fan directed on you, or a hand fan will do too… that’s all I am saying 😉

Welcome! Welcome!

What is your full name?
Conner Jefferson Caine

Do you have a nickname?
Bull’s-eye!

What is one word best describes you?
Devoted.

Describe what you are wearing now to our readers.
My old Washington Redskin’s jersey and grey track pants with runners-although I plan to change that to nothing but a towel in a minute, it’s time to hit the showers…
I wish I could join him … sigh

Do you think the author portrayed you accurately?
I think Kali did a pretty good job portraying me, although she may have pegged me for a little more of a gentleman than I really am. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve got manners and respect is my motto, but to wait for the love of my life after months of on online flirtation, I think she painted me as pretty patient. To be honest, I was falling apart from the downward spiral of dark desire. I’m lucky my zipper didn’t burst when we were…um…dancing. That’s all I can say about that!

What makes you laugh out loud?
Seeing people in fits of hysteric laughter, and the occasional clumsy moments of my coach, I don’t know how he played pro-ball for so long, I love the man, but he trips over his own feet way too often not to laugh.

What is your favourite dessert?
That’s a tough one… he ponders out loud and taps his chin in deliberation On Gemma’s body or just on a dessert plate? On her body, whipped cream and chocolate, on a plain old dessert plate, Cheesecake, any kind of cheesecake!

What is your favourite drink?
I’m an easy guy, I’ll try anything, but my favorite is good old fashioned Corona beer with a lime, especially when watching the game, with a bowl of popcorn and a plate of nachos on standby.

What is your greatest fear?
Not taking chances in life to try new things. I’m afraid I’ll miss out on some incredible adventures and experiences if I waste time and wait for an opportunity. Life is too short to wait for anything I want. I’ve waited long enough.

What is your favourite colour?
Forest green, the deep, sexy kind on a negligee.

What do you wear when you go to sleep?
Nothing!

What is the perfect romantic date?
I would make her my famous Italian pasta with a candlelight dinner and all the fixings, then we would head out to my old high school football field, spread a blanket out under the moonlit sky, share a bottle of red, star gaze and do whatever she wants. Talk…or don’t talk. he winks We could finish the night off with a moonlit walk on the beach with the waves rolling over our feet.

How ticklish are you? Where are you ticklish?
he flashes a mischievous grin and my mouth goes dry It doesn’t happen often, because only a very select few get close enough to find it, but it’s below the waistline… Hey! Get your head out of the gutter… or don’t he winks, I am so busted It’s around my hipbone. I’m helpless if she hits that spot, then I’m just putty in her hands!

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What’s your favourite smell? What does it remind you of?
Fresh strawberries, reminds me of my grandma’s garden in the countryside and when she brewed homemade strawberry jam.

When you look at a woman what catches your interest?
Natural beauty with bright eyes and a sensational smile; I’m a sucker for redheads too.

Do you have somebody in your life now?
Recently, I’ve connected with a knockout author I went to high school with. She’s everything on my wish list! Although, Kali is the second greatest love of my life, she really understands me, doesn’t judge me and that woman knows how to push my buttons!

What is one word best describes her?
Genuine… on every level.

Is your book part of a series? What does the future hold for the readers of the series?
My book is part of Decadent Publishing’s 1 Night Stand Series.

It’s a multi-author series that captures every genre and sub-genre known to lovers of romance. Each one holds gripping plots, steamy romance and a happily for now ending, with the prospect of happily ever after! There are near to 300 titles in the series now! Although, Kali assures me she has plotted out another 1NS for next year’s Romancing the Capital she plans to complete. It’s called Romancing the Reader!

I am looking forward to reading it for sure! Thank you Connor for the chat, I really enjoyed it.

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Thanks for coming by and hope you enjoyed the chat. Have you fallen in love yet?

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Connor hails from “Romancing the Author” by awesome Kali Willows.

NFL star, Connor Caine has given up on romance. Starved for a real woman with curves, intellect, and a sharp wit, he exchanges playful messages with an online crush. But when he can’t connect with her, he’s urged to seek out a 1Night Stand while in the Canadian capital for business.

Steamy sex is plentiful for author Gemma Daveen—at least on the pages she writes. Publicized as happily married, she has kept a few well-hidden secrets. But her publicist knows better, and ravenous for sexual reprieve, Gemma soon finds herself booked for a 1Night Stand during a romance convention in Ottawa.

Here is a where you can find the rest of the Decadent Publishing’s 1 Night Stand Series. I am sure you will find a few to your taste.

My review here.

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Check out Kali Willows gorgeous website and books.

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I have Double Dragon’s Blood waiting for me on my nightstand 😀 This anthology includes 4 stand alone tales from the 1Night Stand series with Decadent Publishing. They are all connected with a unique Chinese mythology and some characters cross into each others stories!

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To keep in contact with Ms. Willows, have a chat, (if you do, say hello from me 😉 ), see what comes next, here are the links:

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To start you on your reading journey, Ms. Willows is giving away an ebook copy of “Romancing the Author” to a lucky reader who will be chosen by Sexy Mr. Random after 3pm EST on Monday, July 6th, 2015. GOOD LUCK!

Until next time read a book, listen to a book and don’t forget to show your love by leaving a review!

Sexy in Toronto

Hello and welcome!

I had another great adventure in the book world. A couple of weekends ago I was at the “Sexy in the City” Reader-Author signing event in Toronto hosted by The Hype PR and Tricia Daniels and I had a blast.

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Again, only a few authors were known to me whom I adore and had the privilege of meeting previously in Ottawa… remember my post about it?

There was Deborah Cooke, Kali Willows, Kayleigh Malcolm and for Marianne Maguire was a first. There were a few authors who were first timers, but I couldn’t tell, they looked like pros 😀

I met a lot of new authors to me, among them: Freya Barker, Shawnté Borris, Tara Brown, Alice C. Heart, S. R. Grey, Crimson Nuage, Livia Jamerlain, Susan Cairns, J. C. Hannigan, Nashoda Rose, Ren Alexander, Cara Addison, R. C. Stephens, Emily Minton, Adriane Leigh, Erin Everleigh, C. J. Wells, Jean Kelso, Cora Carmack, Cori Williams, Douglas J. McLeod, Jenna Galicki, Lara Henley, Allison Cosgrove, Christa Simpson, Alissa Rose, Angela Ford, Maureen Mayer, Helena Hunting, Kahlen Aymes, AE Watson, J. M. Walker, Harlow Stone…. hope I didn’t miss anybody.

Amazing all of them, who took the time, talked to me, to all the readers, about their books and their passion for it.

I was too shy to approach the cover models attending the event to take pictures with them, but DAYUM they were HAWT !!!!

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on the left are the gifts & on the right are the purchased

I bought some books… ok, fine, lots of books 😀 between the Ottawa event and this one, I spent my shoe allowance for the next year too. (shhhhh… keep it on the low)

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But then I won too, “Clean Lines” from Freya Barker during the FB pre-event, in the raffle: “Bitter Sweet Love” and “Twisted Love” from R. C. Stephens…  aaaaand the Scavenger Hunt basket with tons of books, t-shirts, posters, cups, bling keychains, chocolate…. I was too excited to check out the books and I didn’t take a pic of the basket.

I am looking forward to get lost in each story and find a few more book boyfriends along the way.

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I like swag that I can use, good conversation starters, because I love talking about the authors and their books.

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The posters from Freya Barker look good on my fridge 😀

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The steampunk necklace is from Deborah Cooke.

Collected a lot of swag:

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Love this bag I received from C. J. Wells, I am getting varied looks when I go shopping with it LOL

Check out this trailer for the “Perfect Plans” series, I am looking forward to reading it…


Among the swag there was this bookmark I like from Erin Everleigh 😀

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Met lots of readers, bloggers. Missed the group photo with my fellow bloggers 😦 I guess I was too hyper about the books LOL

Then there was the after signing chats with the authors who stayed till the end and since I chatted with them during the signing about their books, we had casual chats about everything under the sun, we shared lots of laughs.

I was exhausted by the end of the night, but it was a memorable experience to say the least. Thanks to Tricia Daniels and her minions for organizing this and to all the authors who attended. I HAD AN AWESOME DAY!

I have two bags filled with awesome swag donated by the authors and I would like to share the bounty with two readers.

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As you can see in the pictures above, there is a lot of swag in each bag, most of it from the event and a few of what I have left extra in my own stash. No chocolates this time either, I ate them already 😉

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Included in the bags, one or the other, inserted randomly, are signed copies “Kirsten Backhard – The Game” and “With Love” generously donated by Shawnté Borris. The winners promise to post a review, right? Looking forward to hear your opinions. I have them too, will read them, them we can chat. Check out her Facebook page and give her a like and say hello from me 😉

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One of the bags containing the loot is from Deborah Cooke, part of her new swag. I had an extra one since I got one with the books I purchased and one was in the gift basket I won, so I am giving one away.

You have to comment to be entered, also let me know if you win which one would you choose, A or B.
Giveaway open internationally 😉

The winners will be announced after 3pm EST, Friday, July 3, 2015. GOOD LUCK!

Until next time read a book, listen to a book and don’t forget to show your love by leaving a review!

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