Audiobooks to listen to: Bone Frog Bachelor series

Hello and welcome!

This review post on the Bone Frog Bachelor series by Sharon Hamilton has been in the works for a while now and way past due.

I should know better by now that is best to put down my thoughts while the story is fresh in my mind than be greedy and start the next book because I am curious how the characters will do next, but that is what Ms. Hamilton’s characters do to me. I want to know more and I want it now LOL

But as they say, better late than never, right?

Bone Frog Bachelor Series

This series involves the same couple: former billionaire and Navy SEAL Marco Gambini and his new love, Shannon Marr, as they traverse oceans and play in the dangerous world of assassins and mercenaries while clawing their way back from the brink of destruction, restoring Marco’s powerful fortune earned through his successful shipping, real estate and protection businesses. With each book in this series, Shannon grows into the partner he’s always wanted: someone worthy of his trust as his right-hand woman, as well as the woman who can match him in every way in the bedroom.

I listened to the audiobooks 1, 2 and 3 in the series.

UNLEASHED: Former SEAL’s Mission Begins
Bone Frog Bachelor, Book 1

A fast-paced and surprising sensual adventure that tests the limits of love

Armed with new focus and passion for restoring his rightful place atop his private security, shipping, and consulting empire, former Navy SEAL Marco Gambini takes his new love on a dangerous and romantic pre-honeymoon to the Pink Pasha on a private island owned by the Sultan of Bonin.

At the exotic sultan’s palace, nestled in the lush jungle, pink coral sand beaches, and clear turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, Shannon and Marco dance with harem wives and battle ruthless pirates, kidnappers, and assassins.

Who can they trust?

Shannon Marr is up to more than just being Marco’s sexual distraction and future bride. She inserts herself into the mission being planned to protect two of the Sultan’s sons as they endeavor to grow their development business in West Africa.

The stakes are high, but the rewards, both physically as well as emotionally, are worth it. Shannon is determined to earn her keep by helping Marco reclaim his own kingdom. She learns to trust her billionaire fiancée as she experiments in the exotic world of the Sultan’s palace, where erotic passion is a way of life. She becomes Marco’s gift, by exposing the strengths of her soft but warrior-strong womanhood.

Find out if they save each other or go down in delicious flames together in this fast-paced and surprising sensual adventure where they test new limits of their love. You won’t want this story to end, and you’ll crave book two.

Together, if they can survive, their partnership could be unstoppable.

Author’s note: The Bone Frog Bachelor series is the continuation of Marco and Shannon’s adventures. Through the continual discovery of passion and courage, this couple begins building the foundation for an unstoppable future. Although each is a stand-alone novel, listeners who are not familiar with the Bone Frog Bachelor series should listen to: Bone Frog Bachelor, Sharon’s contribution to the Bachelor Tower series launched and still ongoing.

My review: 5 stars

I didn’t listen to the prequel, I will have to remedy that soon as there were times that I would have understood a situation or conversation better if I had.

Marco and Shannon’s chemistry is hot, shown in steamy scenes along the way, as they deal with their past history, working on strengthening their relationship. The book also has the usual suspense the author is known for, the quick-thinking action of Marco’s team saves the day. Loved the peek into the way of life in the palace of the Sultan of Bonin.

It ended with a promise of continuation and I am looking forward to the next instalment.

I enjoyed listening to JD Hart, as usual a 5-star listen.


RESTORED: Marco Fights Back
Bone Frog Bachelor, Book 2

Marco and Shannon’s hot liquid romance scorches the Florida Gulf Coast.

Marco Gambini’s Bone Frog Development begins building the Trident Towers project on the Gulf Coast of Florida, managing a diverse team of characters including the two princes, Khalil and Absalom, sons of the Sultan of Bonin…but Rebecca, his vindictive and controlling ex, is doing everything she can to sabotage the project and his relationship with his fiancee Shannon.

Marco also begins building Shannon’s dream home nearby. But this former SEAL finds hosting two pampered princelings, who have never in their lives lived without servants and have never done any hard labor, proves more problematic than previously thought.

Shannon finds exciting new challenges, learning about Marco’s unique sexual needs, and experimenting with her own triggers and desires as she explores her limits. Their love burns deeper in all areas as they plan a lavish and eccentric wedding at the Pink Palace.

A bomb blast at Marco’s office also shatters the tranquility of their relationship and their future, as the past comes back to haunt them both.

Just as one problem is solved, a quick trip to Central Africa leads to sudden danger and near-death for part of the team. Shannon learns even more about how her trust in Marco could save them both.

But be warned. There are storm clouds brewing. All is not as it seems. You’ll want to continue with book three coming next, Revenge.

Author’s note
Suggested listening order: Bone Frog Bachelor, Unleashed, Restored. Bone Frog Bachelor will not show up as book one on the series page, but it essentially is. This was the series starter, appearing in Ruth Cardello’s Bachelor Towers series originally. I continued on with these characters with her permission.

Here is a sample to listen to…

My review: 5 stars

This story was quite exciting and full of suspense, angst. The misunderstandings threaten Shannon and Marco’s relationship.
She gets through quite an ordeal being kidnapped, while Marco fights for his life caused by the bomb explosion at his company’s head office. Finding who was involved in both incidents is on-going.

Ending with a promise of more excitement to come. Looking forward to the next book, I want to know what happens next and listen about their wedding.

JD Hart did a wonderful job telling the story as usual. I love listening to his voice.


Bone Frog Bachelor, Book 3

They’ve planned the wedding of a lifetime—but will enemy forces keep them from reaching the altar?

Marco is a former Navy SEAL who now oversees the construction of veterans’ housing. He’s counting down the days to his future with Shannon, the love of his life. However, the bomber whose blast injured Marco and destroyed his headquarters in Florida is still at large and still holds the potential to affect all areas of Marco’s life.

Shannon can’t wait until the day of her lavish wedding, which will take place at a Sultan’s palace in the Indian Ocean. All the RSVPs have already been counted when unseen forces threaten to destroy Marco’s vision and sabotage his company. With Marco fighting ruthless warlords halfway around the world, it’s up to Shannon to support him on the home front.

But is Shannon equipped to help Marco when danger engulfs them both? Will they succeed in their respective missions and arrive on the Sultan’s paradise island kingdom in time to walk down the aisle?

Author’s note: Revenge is the third book in the Bone Frog Bachelor series which follows Marco and Shannon’s steamy-hot romance from the first time they cross a scorching hot path on Florida’s Gulf Coast to exotic locations around the globe.

My review: 5 stars

While Marco is on a rescue mission, Shannon is left behind and she is determined to help in any way she can with the projects. She finds an unlikely ally in Marco’s ex-wife that surprised me and was quite a personality switch from the previous books.

We knew that the Sultan arrived in Florida at the end of book 2. In this story we get to hear how his visit is going. The pink flamingo shorts made me laugh.

So there is quite a lot going on in this book, but this is not the end of the couple’s journey to their HEA, and I hope the next book will give them that.

The characters were brought to life by the amazing voice of JD Hart, one of my fave narrators.


I am looking forward to book 4 in the series, ‘Legacy‘, releasing in ebook format November 3, 2022, and hopefully soon after in audio.

Former Navy SEAL billionaire Marco Gambini and his forever love, Shannon, are back together again after a harrowing rescue of Marco’s advance team in Africa, threatening to cancel their long-planned wedding at the Pink Palace owned by the Sultan of Bonin.

He has hosted the Sultan and his entourage for a month, and now they leave to return home to their Indian Island kingdom, to prepare for the big wedding. Plans for building the housing project in West Africa are on hold, temporarily, while they ready themselves for the biggest adventure of their lives: their wedding day.

That is, if the bad guys and dangerous militia in Africa will leave them alone. Armed with vengeance and hatred, the terrorist group plans the ultimate revenge, putting more than just Marco’s company in jeopardy. They attempt the unthinkable.

Only Marco and his team are up to the task of not only saving their special day, but preserving a dying man’s legacy.


I hope you will give the series a try, available in ebook, print or audio, follow the link from Sharon Hamilton’s website. While there, check out the other series too, I am sure you will find your next BBF there too 😉

The voice giving life to the many voices in the books is one of my ‘eargasm’ narrators whom you probably saw me mention on my blog many times, the The Pirate StorytellerJD Hart! He is the voice that brings all Sharon Hamilton‘s characters to life. I love it when he whispers in my ear. Check out all JD Hart’s work on his website. He creates the audio samples and the awesome book trailers too, see youtube.

The model on the covers of this series is Jose Luis Barreiro. Isn’t he scrumptious? I think he fits Marco’s character quite well. Great choice Ms. Hamilton.
I watched an interview he had with Sharon Hamilton and he is so much more that eye candy, down to earth and very likeable.


Until next time, happy book reading / listening and don’t forget to show your love by leaving a review!

My Chat with Tucker

Hello and welcome!

Oh do I have a surprise for you today. My next guest is one of the modern warriors is so easy to fall love with.

As I couldn’t see Tucker in person, I asked Sharon to ask him my questions and send me his answers. I was surprised with an audio recording SQUEEEE

Happy listening 😉

Thank you Tucker for answering my questions and thank you Sharon for making this possible.


Well, what do you think? Did you enjoy the chat? How about the format? I think it was so much more enjoyable hearing my newest BBF answering my questions.

As he mentioned, Tucker hails from The Bone Frog Brotherhood series by Sharon Hamilton. Aren’t these covers yummy?

Older SEALs, silver-haired, but still prime time.

This series chronicles the relationship between Brandy and Tucker, who meet on New Years Eve, at a SEAL wedding. Tucker has been out of the teams for nearly ten years, but reluctantly attends this wedding. He misses his former teammates and the Brotherhood that they share. There he meets Brandy and their instant chemistry continues through all the books in this series, from their wedding, to their eventual new family and home remodel. Tucker remains one of the “Senior” members, one of the most respected “older guys” on SEAL Team 3, but he can still out press and sometimes outrun any of the younger ones.

The voice giving life to Tucker is one of my ‘eargasm’ narrators whom you probably saw me mention on my blog many times, the The Pirate Storyteller, JD Hart! THANK YOU!

He is the voice that brings all Sharon Hamilton‘s characters to life. I love it when he whispers in my ear 😀

My review: 5 stars
It is so good to be back in Ms. Hamilton’s SEAL world. This time with the older generation. It was great seeing all the characters I came to love in the other series make an appearance in Tucker’s story. And what a story it is. Spanning 5 novellas, the listener (or reader) is following along his journey to HEA, well deserved. He found Brandy when he least expected, just as she found him, that night changed both their lives. Their chemistry is felt throughout and I think intensified throughout the 5 books. I love how vivid the scenes are, being at home or on a mission and it touches so many issues military families deal with while on active duty and after.
Mr. Hart did an awesome job as usual, the various characters got their own voices accentuating their temperament, adding the emotional touch for each scene as needed. One of the best one so far.
Thank you Ms. Hamilton and Mr. Hart for the very enjoyable hours listening to Tucker and Brandy’s story. I can’t wait to see what happens next.

I hope you will give the series a try, available in ebook, print or audio, follow the link from Sharon Hamilton’s website. While there, check out the other series too, I am sure you will find your next BBF there too 😉

You can also check out all JD Hart’s work on his website. He creates the audio samples and the awesome book trailers too, see youtube.


Until next time, happy book reading / listening and don’t forget to show your love by leaving a review!

My Chat with S. Hamil

Hello and welcome!

Today I would like to introduce you to Sharon Hamilton‘s ‘twisted’ sister. When I read that first time in her newsletter, it made me crack up.

Please welcome S. Hamil!

Do you have a nickname?
LOL. I once had a boyfriend who called me “HotLips” from Mash. Yes, I admit to being a little sexually repressed growing up in a conservative church-going household. I wasn’t allowed a lot of things. When I began dating, well, let’s just say the whole world opened up for me. I think I have the Minister’s Daughter syndrome.

What is one word best describes you?
I’m driven, compassionate, care about people and my readers, love exploring emotional trails and shadows, looking for clues. I’m curious, positive, and never want to act my age.

What makes you laugh out loud?
I guess clothing mishaps, unintended circumstances happening to people who try to control everything… Just daily little things that make me smile. I don’t like bullies, big mouths, braggarts or insincere people. It hurts me if I forget someone, but even something painful can cause me to laugh. Like someone falling down in the cafeteria at school, spilling their lunch. That almost made me pee. (Don’t ask).

What is your favourite smell? What does it remind you of?
I love the smell of fresh, red roses. I love So. African lilies, lavender, vanilla and the “cotton” scent in air fresheners.Favourite place to spend time in.
I love bustling coffee shops. Love bakeries and donut shops (the smell), love movie theaters and sometimes I spend all day trying to see as many as I can! Love buttered popcorn. I love live plays and musicals, love the symphony, art galleries and cruising. I especially love the long ones that go across the Atlantic.

Is there a genre that you refuse to read?
BDSM and anything too graphic when it comes to women’s pain or children being raped. No way. I don’t care if it’s true or not. Not in my library.

Writing! What started it?
My house burned down in 2008 and I was put up in my apartment for 18 months. My husband had to stay at the house because of our animals. After 40 years almost of marriage, I was suddenly alone again. I watched all the TV I could stomach, then read until I got tired, and then started to write. And I never looked back nor went back to my previous job again.

If you could choose another career what would it be?
Interior Decorating, I’d own a nursery, I’d be a permanent author-in-residence on The World ship. A beachcomber and searcher of shells.

Audiobooks! What started them?
Amazon actually helped and paid for my first one, helped show me the process.

Does your work convey a specific emotion or message?
True Love Heals In The Gardens Of The Heart. I believe in true love, and that it brings out the best in us all, and it heals powerfully.

Who is your intended audience and why should they read your books?
Women who want to escape, who also want to celebrate heroes, either dark beings who do good things or military heroes. This applies to both pen names: S. Hamilton and Sharon Hamilton.

Why the switch / the new name?
My Amazon page was getting so stuffed with SEAL books, which require a different branding, that the paranormals were getting sent to page 3 or 4, so readers were never seeing them. Not everyone comes to my website to look over what my series are.

So, I added S. Hamil as a primary author, and thereby created a separate Amazon page so readers could see other books my paranormal readers bought. Not just the SEAL books.

I’ll always continue to write SEALs. I’m not giving up one to do the other, but I’m asking for help in building up the other. They are such distinctive genres, that I wanted to give them a little wall of separation. And I didn’t want to fool readers into thinking they had to re-purchase my books when they already had bought them before. So S. Hamil was created!

What is next in your writing?
I’m doing a billionaire bachelor SEAL, I’m also writing a rom-com older SEAL, more Silver Fox SEALs, and spinoffs from my original SEAL Brotherhood series. As S. Hamil I have another series I want to launch: Paranormal Warriors, former SEALs immortalized. Coming 2021. Will be my first big venture into this.

Paranormal Warriors? Oh that sounds so good, I am looking forward to plunge into the new world. Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule and chat with me.


Well, there you have it. Hope you enjoyed and will give the Amazon page a like and do check the website out. Lots of interesting things to see and read. The blog posts are entertaining too.

If you missed My Chat with Sharon Hamilton in 2015 (wow that was a long time ago), check it out here.

Here are the links where you can check out the books and follow Sharon Hamilton and her ‘twisted’ sister!
LOL still giggling over that one


All books are available in audio format too, so if you like to listen then head to Audible, you will love JD Hart‘s smexy voice whispering in your ear 😉
A few audio codes are available for the PNR series audiobooks, UK and US, so make sure you request it in your comment and I will pass along your interest.

To start you on your reading journey, two lucky readers will be gifted by Ms. Hamilton, one signed book each, winner’s choice from either “The Guardian Series” (except the newly released “Redemption” not in print or audio yet) or “Golden Vampires of Tuscany Series”.

The winners, chosen by Sexy Mr. Random, will be announced after 3pm, EST, Monday, August 3, 2020. 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 newest adventure in the book world

Hello and welcome!

As most of you know I am not  a bookworm, but a huge book dragon, and I have the cup to prove it too. 😀 thanks Becca for the decal! Good conversation starter…


My latest adventure in the book world took me to London’s Ignite Your Soul Author Event and I had a blast. London, Ontario that is. When I posted on FB that I am going to London, everybody was so excited, until I told them it was not the one across the pond but 2-hour drive away, they called me a tease, not sure why 😛


Check out the pictures posted on their website. This was their 4th year and my 2nd and every year they sponsor a local charity. This year it was the National Service Dogs who received the proceeds from the raffle and silent auction.


I had the opportunity to add my contribution to it by adding various swag to the registration bags and also bringing three baskets with books and swag I had on hand from 3 generous authors: M. A. Abraham, Sharon Hamilton and Renea Mason and added my own little surprises to them. THANK YOU again ladies.


I updated my signing bag adding my own logo, what do you think?


… also made some fans to give out with one of my faves memes…


Of course I went over my budget, it is the norm for me and my friends laugh when I tell them that I have a budget for books and ask why I even bother 😛 Here is my hoard from this signing. Carey Decevito‘s hunks are finally in my possession, I’ve been eyeing them since the Ottawa signing YUM


I also got a few freebies which are always welcome, some will go on my signed treasures shelf and some will make their way into giveaways or care packages that I mail to friends. Thank you Kayleigh Malcolm for always looking out for me. Thanks go to Freya Barker who donated “Menu for Romance” & “Shaded with Love” for the giveaway on this post.


… and lots and lots of swag, fun stuff, sweet goodies and a few prezzies that were received along with book purchase.


Amy Ruttan‘s duckies are so cute… R.K. Gleason‘s chocolate pops are a favourite and the red tentacle finger thingy almost disappeared in my son’s room, otherwise known as the black hole LOL ….  Emerald O’Brien‘s cup was a welcome gift and I know the perfect recipient for it too… the mini rubber man is a wine glass ornament and won it at Shannyn Leah‘s ‘poke a cup’ contest.


I bought myself a t-shirt from Marianne Maguire because the one she gave me years ago is getting really tattered from so much use, the words on them crack me up…


She is a riot and the time spent with her at the signing and the hours between the signing and the dinner afterward were well spent. We talked, laughed and got the inside scoop from her Otherworld, a world I happily immerse myself whenever I have the chance.


I also got myself a pair of fingerless gloves from Erin Cristofoli, impulse purchase for sure since I could make them myself. She has a page for her creations on FB, the Butterfly Kissed Crochet. Check it out, some really neat things are available for purchase.


I got to meet some new authors, sweet AW Clarke and his fire-cracker wife, they were also dinner companions, lots of laughter.

C.J. Lazar is another new author and I was so embarrassed because I was addressing his sister sitting at his side until she mentioned that the author is him *facepalm* He was gracious about it and laughed it off, but I think my face was all kinds of red at the time.

Another dinner companion was Elle Klass with her boyfriend, they came all the way from Florida. They were very entertaining. If you are into horror check out her books, they sound good and if you contact her, ask her about the audiobooks, tell her I sent you or let me know and I can get you connected 😉

Kayleigh Malcolm and her hubby were sitting at the table too and they were so entertaining as usual, loved seeing them again. She gives the best hugs.

Kendra Mei Chailyn is another one of my fave authors, a fun lady that is full of sunshine and smiles, she was joined by her sweet niece who gave me a naughty bag with all kinds of goodies… and no I will not show you what was in it, use your imagination… NAUGTHY imagination 😉 We danced our tushes of after the dinner and shared some laughs.

Do you know who is another awesome hugger? Zoe York! She is bubbly and energetic, you can’t help but like her. Her books are yummy, especially her naughty alter ego, Ainsley Booth. She was there too and bugged her about the book I am waiting for in paperback LOL

I tried to chat with everybody, buy at least one book from every attending author, paperback or ebooks on a stick. All in all it was a great event, kudos to authors
Crystal St. Clair & Erin Cristofoli and their awesome team of volunteers, looking forward to next year.

Now lets get to the best part. Sexy Mr. Random will pick a winner on Monday, October 16, 2017, from the comments to receive this bag, including a bracelet made by yours truly among books and swag. Tell me, if you had to pick one, what is your fave swag.


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

Adventure in the book world – Romancing the Falls 2017

Hello and welcome!

This post has been a long time coming since the Romancing the Falls author reader event was on May 20, 2017. But you know how it is, life gets in the way of fun sometimes.


The event was aaaaawesome! Kudos to Freya Barker and her team for organizing this fabulous event.

As you can see from the banner, it was quite an incredible lineup of authors. I got to see and hug some of my fave authors I met at previous events: Marianne Maguire, Freya Barker, Kali Willows, Tricia Daniels, Rosanna Leo, Felicity Kates, Kayleigh Malcolm.


And I got to cross off a few from my bucket list of ‘authors to meet’. When I saw their names on the list I squeeeed 😀

Renea Mason, I adore her and her books are so hot they are sizzling. I listened to all the audiobooks released so far. Can I say I am addicted and I want more? Of course I had to get all the books in print too so I can add them to my treasures. Keep checking back, some of her hunks are coming for a chat soon *sigh*


Kym Grosso, with her ready smile and sense of humour, she charmed us all. I have a few book boyfriends in the “Immortals of New Orleans” series, my faves are Léopold and Dimitri. Jase Dean joined her too, he is the model on a few of her covers. He is so sweet and hawt of course 😉


Also got to meet Jayne Rylon, and bought the “Powertools” series and received an I READ PAST MY BEDTIME tote bag that I’ve been eyeing for a while now. While Jean was busy, her hubby was quite entertaining and he gave me a good deal too 😀


I took part in a hunt for signatures and entered the contest for a HUGE gift basket filled with a lot of stuff. I didn’t win, but it was fun nonetheless.


Added a few more buttons to my ‘signings-only’ tote bag that has my all time book boyfriend Lothrariel (from the Elven Chronicles by M. A. Abraham) on the front… still MINEMINEMINE Mary 😛


Got some fun swag. The fan from Alexandria Sure came in handy for the hot flashes 😀 Mr. Gleason was the most entertaining in his presentation of his books. I will have to check them out for sure. The cake pops he was giving out were delicious, good thing I tried them at home and not during the event, I would have raided the table LOL


Also bought fun ones, I burst out laughing when I saw these, had to have them. I will have to find out what is the story behind these, KM Golland has a wicked sense of humour judging by the merchandise she has. Will have to venture in her book world too.


Added swag bags filled with stuff to the registration bags.


I brought two baskets, one from M. A. Abraham and one from Sharon Hamilton, for the silent auction with proceeds going to Niagara Falls Food Bank. Thank you again for your generosity MA and Sharon ❤


I bid on a few myself and won one basket in the silent auction, the one from the “Wiccan Haus” a series I love, donated by Kali Willows and Dominique Eastwick.


A recipe book was on sale to with recipes from attending authors and the proceeds went to the same charity as the silent auction. I bought 3 copies, they make great hostess gifts!


The silent auction and the recipe book sales raised almost $1,500 for the Food Bank. Isn’t that awesome?

These are the books I read/listened to but needed them in print, signed for my treasure shelf.


These are the books going on the TBR pile. So many books, so little time, I should play the lottery and win big so I can read more LOL

books-2 read

The buffet dinner after the signing was quite good and got to sit at the table with authors and readers mixing together, have great conversations and laughs too.

I have a bag filled with awesome swag donated by the authors and would like to share the bounty with one of you, plus some surprises I will add to the bag from me 😉 Let me know in the comments who are the authors on your “I would love to meet” list. Sexy Mr. Random will pick a winner after 3pm on Monday, July 10, 2017. 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 Sharon Hamilton!

Hello and welcome!

Today I have one of my fave authors who’s books I love, I had quite a few chats with my various book boyfriends from her various series.

Please welcome Sharon Hamilton!


Sharon’s NYT and USA Today bestselling novels are almost-erotic Navy SEAL stories of the SEAL Brotherhood.

SEALBrotherhoodbannerHer characters follow a spicy road to redemption through passion and true love. All of her SEAL Brotherhood Series are available in audio book. She has maintained an Amazon top 100 author status in Romantic Suspense for since the end of 2012.


Her Golden Vampires of Tuscany are not like any vamps you’ve read before, since they don’t have to go to ground, and can walk around in the full light of the sun. Honeymoon Bite, Book 1 of the Golden Vampires of Tuscany Series, has earned the Amazon designation of #1 Gothic Romance. It and Book 2 in the series, Mortal Bite are both available on audio as well.


Her Guardian Angels struggle with the human charges they are sent to save, often escaping their vanilla world of Heaven for the brief human one. You won’t find any of these beings in any Sunday school class. All three books in this popular series are also in print and audio formats.

A lifelong organic gardener, Sharon lives with her husband in the Wine Country of Northern California, where most of her stories take place. When she’s not writing, she’s getting verra verra dirty in the mud, or wandering Farmer’s Markets looking for new Heirloom varieties of vegetables and flowers.

Do you have a nickname?
That’s a funny story. Before I was married, a couple of my former boyfriends called me “Hot Lips” as in Hot Lips Hoolihan from Mash. I guess I was a little suppressed in those days, and with a whole lotta sexual tension!! Although I never had a boyfriend named Frank.

What is one word best describes you?
I would have to say passionate. That means a lot of things. I’m passionate about my writing, of course. Passionate about being discoverable and reachable to my readers and friends, and passionate about loving our military men and women. Common in my books is the theme of being grateful for what we’ve been given, either by luck or paid for by the blood of others, but I try to live a colorful, passionate life chock full of experiences so that I don’t waste the freedom I’ve been given. We are very lucky indeed to be able to write what we want, sell what we want, go where we want and live a lifestyle most the world would envy. People died so that could happen and I never want to take it lightly.

What makes you laugh out loud?
As you know, I like to write with some humor. I think funny things that happen during sex scenes, or between couples I love reading and writing. Things like Fredoisms:

Tyler ran to the window ledge, searching outside and examining the glass at the floor. “Blood all over here. She’s probably out there.” He pointed to the graveyard of broken things. “Judging from the amount of blood, she won’t get far.”
Rory whipped past Tyler, nearly toppling the man, struggling to get his frame through the window opening. He heard someone chuckling behind him, but he was far from caring. He heard Fredo make a comment he didn’t have time to stop and appreciate fully.
“Man. Those two get married? Remind me not to get that bitch knives for a wedding present. She’ gonna go all Bobbitt on him if she gets pissed.”

What is your favourite smell? What does it remind you of?
Well, of course I like lemony gel for the shower. Lavender for the bubble bath. Cinnamon and Nutmeg for my cappuccinos. Chocolate any time of day for any reason. Roses, deep deep red roses and the South African Lillies that last so long and smell so divine. I usually have a big flower garden and I love roses, lilac, even herbs.

I wear L’Interdit, a cologne originally designed for Audrey Hepburn (her own formula) and released later after her death. I bought a case of the “old formula” you can’t buy anymore and wear it and think of the lovely, graceful, passionate woman she was. My daughter looks so much like her, too. When I think of her, I think of a woman who did a lot with a little, who lived a passionate life and wasn’t afraid to fall deeply, madly in love with honorable men who treated her like a queen. That’s romance for me.

Favourite place to spend time in.
In between books, I wander nurseries and love to tour community gardens. I have missed mine the last 3 years. Hope to have one again this year. I can also get lost in a yard or fabric shop.

Is there a genre that you refuse to read?
BDSM, M/M F/M. I’m open minded, but I just don’t like reading something I don’t feel. I can allude to things, hint or perhaps make the reader think it’s going there, but there are others who do that much better than I. I haven’t explored all the ways a man and a woman can have sex, or where yet! Maybe some day when I need the variety?? Dunno.
(Oh boy I’m getting into trouble here…)

Writing! What started it?
Terrible house fire in 2008 and we lost nearly everything. We also nearly lost everything in our real estate business then. I just had to do something that was creative, in order to heal. I started writing expecting I would be living the rest of my life in a rented house with an older pickup truck and 2 dogs, from the beautiful property we had before the fire. It was heartbreaking to see it all go away.

However, I was blessed with good fortune, and through three years of awful tough wartime-like fighting, were able to overcome it and come out the other side better than before. Now I live in a new home on the same property. It’s taken time, but it’s finally to the stage of getting my gardens back. Soon. I’ve had to be patient, and trust in a lot of people and shed a lot of tears, but writing really helped me.

Now I can live on my writing, which is an even greater blessing. To be able to do what you love and be able to support yourself doing it is a real joy for me. And to get to work with such wonderful people along this road – just the best ever.

No more real estate or corporate for me. But it taught me how to fight, how not to give up, how to learn when to say yes and no, who to trust and how to be consistent. I’m a self-starter and always have been. I got to meet and interview very famous people in my career, did some big public speaking events and “coached” a lot of people over the years. It’s helped me in my writing career, but I still had to start out all over. But I’ve learned to hire people to do things you don’t know how to do to get to the top. Hang with the winners and not worry about the rest. Show up. Pay attention. Tell the Truth. Don’t get attached to the outcome.

If you could choose another career what would it be?
When I wrote SEAL The Deal, that nursery is right around the corner from my house. I could putter in the ground all day long.

I also love color. Interior design. Only if my clients loved red as much as I did!! My husband used to build condominiums and subdivisions, and I would decorate the models with all kinds of eclectic things. My house today has things from temples in India, an old “flower boat” from there, a cabinet from a pink palace in Indonesia, rugs from Morocco and Tunisia, and oil paintings from everywhere. I love to travel, and collect unusual things. So, having a store to be able to buy more things and travel, well, that would be a great job.

I had thought one day I’d have a store called “Red” with everything in it red. Everything!

Audiobooks! What started them?
My friend, Bella Andre, told me about hers. Bob Mayer told me he thought they were going to be the next big thing, but I just had so much on my plate, I didn’t know where to start.

Audible came to me and wanted to do my SEALs, and offered to get me started. They pointed to the interview spots on ACX, I listened to narrators and eventually picked 10 I liked, including JD, and sent off a sample for them to read. Everyone did a great job, and I thought I was going to have a hard time choosing, but then I got J.D.’s and I was over the top. I knew I’d found that voice I heard in my head while I wrote. It was like synchrodestiny, like Deepok talks about.

That relationship has developed into a lifelong friendship, which is another unexpected benefit. I have so many things planned for the future with J.D. We brainstorm so many things, and probably won’t have time for a quarter of them, but it’s fun to share this part of my life, my writing and storytelling life, with someone else so closely. It’s intimate (but safe, lol). And it’s life giving for me.

Does your work convey a specific emotion or message?
True Love Heals In The Gardens OF The Heart. I hope that I will always be a hopeless romantic.

Who is your intended audience and why should they read your books?
I think there isn’t enough real genuine caring and passion in this world. I would hope that I give someone a few hours of pleasure. Although most my readers are women, I’ve had men who love what I write. Especially if they enjoy and understand women. It is the form of reality we need more of. We call TV and radio or the newspaper “reality” but it’s not. It’s what someone else thought you should hear/read. If I’m going to be in a fantasy land, I want to be in some place where I feel good, where the woman always wins and there’s always a Happily Ever After…

What is next in your writing?
I’ve had to adjust my schedule a bit. Got crazy with all the boxed sets and releases over 2013 and 2014. So, got my next SEAL book, SEAL’s Code coming out 6/30/15, then my Gideon (hybrid vampire/guardian angel) coming in the late summer, hope to have another Golden Vampire series, one of the Jett Brothers this time, and probably another SEAL book in the winter. Plus two more new novellas for the boxed sets I’ll be in this year. Believe it or not, that’s lighter than what I accomplished last year: 5 full length books, 3 novellas, 5 boxed sets.

I cant wait to read/listen to more of your books. Thank you for spending time in my little corner of the blogging world.

Thanks so much for having me. Love to hear from readers, so if you sign up for my newsletter, you’ll get all caught up. We are doing a lot of fun stuff this year, new covers, a new series perhaps for 2016 and some podcasting/audio things I can’t talk about.

Come see me! Stay in touch!


Thanks for dropping by and I hope you enjoyed this chat.

Have you met Rory yet? The newest hero from SEAL My Home? Just released on March 31st, 2015.

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Bad boy Rory Kennedy was raised in foster care, bouncing in and out of trouble along the way. He finds his true family and real brothers as a Navy SEAL, one of the Navy’s elite warriors. When his BUD/S instructor barked the SEAL’s Motto: Only Easy Day Was Yesterday, he knew he had found home.

Megan Palmer works in a bookstore and finds her passion in life through reading steamy romance novels. Her brief affair with a man she later found out was married has left her damaged, until she meets the handsome SEAL, who stands ready to open her world and give her things she’s only dreamed.

On a skiing trip, Rory suffers a possible career-ending injury and also comes face to face with a past he never knew of, and a family who had abandoned him. His relationship with Megan is tested to the breaking point as Rory wades through the dark waters of recovery and whether or not he can live without the life he loves. A home-grown terrorist cell forces his hand and he discovers his true purpose.

Check out the character Interview:

and Book Trailer:

Buy links:
Amazon US • Amazon UK • Amazon CA • Amazon AUS • iBooksB&N • Kobo

Join Ms. Hamilton’s Newsletter and be in the know, where she shares a lot more and there is a giveaway every month for her loyal subscribers. Last giveaway was a beautiful quilt she made herself.

She has a heart the size of Alaska, I have been the recipient of goodies many times. We wear red on Fridays to remember to ones that made the ultimate sacrifice, also the deployed men and women in the active duty.

Screen Shot 2015-04-09 at 9.58.47 PMI always mix the red bracelets I received from Sharon with ones that I make. And then there are the dog tags with the SEAL Brotherhood covers 😀


To keep in contact with Ms. Hamilton, have a chat, (if you do, say hello from me and you can ask for your very own red bracelet 😉 ) or see what comes next, here are some links: websiteFacebook, Twitter, Blog, Goodreads, Pinterest, Audible also her youtube channel. Check out all the series: SEAL Brotherhood, Guardian Angels, Golden Vampires of Tuscany or the books that are part of some great anthologies.

Sharon and JD

The audiobooks are narrated by The Pirate Storyteller, JD Hart, whose voice has the ability to draw you into the story and keeps you there, I love it when he whispers in my ear 😉 He creates the audio samples and the awesome book trailers too, check it out on youtube.

To start you on your reading journey, three lucky readers will be gifted each by Ms. Hamilton, an audiobook or ebook, winners’ choice from her backlists.

The winners, chosen by Sexy Mr. Random, will be announced after 3pm, EST, Monday, April 13, 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 Joshua… my Dark Angel book boyfriend… sigh

Hello and welcome!

I usually like my book boyfriends on the side of good, but the one who I have today for the Chat is a bad boy, a Dark Angel! He is so yummy and you will see why I make an exception to my GOOD BOYS ONLY rule when you read his book.

So here I give you Joshua!

Josh 1

What is your full name?
My full name is Joshua Brandon. I was always this name. Has served me well throughout history.

Do you have a nickname?
Daniel used to call me Josh. Most my lovers have loved the longer name, Joshua. We dark angels love the Bible names, and take them on purpose. Except Felix, of course, but that’s another sad story.
Yes, his story is sad.

What is one word best describes you?
Unstoppable. I am relentless. I am a consumer of passion, lover of all fine things, especially fine women and good wine. I like things on the edge, thrilling, and unexpected.

Describe what you are wearing now to our readers.
Why, I’ve just taken a steam bath, so I’m draped in my red fluffy bath sheet, and nothing else, my dear. What did you have in mind?
I have many things in my mind…

Do you think the author portrayed you accurately?
I’ve begged her to have a date with me like she did with Daniel, her hero in Heavenly Lover. Sharon, come out and play. I don’t bite (I’m not a vampire), and I too love to dance. And I can show you a good time, my lovely…
You are incorrigible LOL

What makes you laugh out loud?
Little things tickle me. Like when a Guardian is attracted to me. Or when a human woman thinks she can get away from me. I love it when I watch Audray become full of herself, take control of the dark side and become an Icon. She will do this, you know. It was predestined. There’s a whole lot more about her you’ll read about very soon in Underworld Queen.
I can’t wait to read and listen Underworld Queen. Quite a twist…

What is your favourite dessert?
I’m thinking Absinthe with a sugar cube.
I shudder Not my drink, but I used to serve it at the French restaurant I used to work at.

What is your favourite drink?
Flaming brandy.

brandy-over-candleNow we are talking. How about a glass now? Not flaming, but warmed up.

What is your greatest fear?
Paperwork. Organization. Rules I must follow.

What is your favourite colour?
Probably red, but I thought of black first.

What do you wear when you go to sleep?
Nothing. Are you interested in proving this?
I laugh out loud You are shameless!

What is the perfect romantic date?
A little Italian wine, small waterfall, violin music (sad, gypsy music like they play in the streets of Prague), a beautiful woman who is a virgin to me. I love conquests, especially virgins.

How ticklish are you? Where are you ticklish?
I am ticklish along my waistline. Just a little quirk. If a woman takes an inch of my flesh and squeezes it there right above my hip, I giggle and quickly try to reposition her hand.
I sit there and try to imagine him giggling… nah… I can’t… should I try it?

What’s your favourite smell? What does it remind you of?

Chrysler1I love the smell of deep red roses. Chrysler Imperial is my favorite rose.
I like those too, my fave is Double Delight.

When you look at a woman what catches your interest?
I look at her aura. I inhale her scent and feel her passion, her fear. If she has deep fear, that excites me. Means she will have deep passion when it is set free. I listen to their thoughts, especially when they think I can’t understand them. When they question their erotic fantasies when they look at me. Love that the best.

I wonder if he can read my naughty thoughts. He looks at me and winks. I think I have my answer, my face burns…

Do you have somebody in your life now?
Melanie is in my life now. Melanie Worthington. But I fear she will leave me in Book 4.
Oh no! Really? But she loves you so much! What did you do?
I scowl at him and he shrugs

What is one word best describes her?
A delicate flower, and I claimed her before any other. I rescued her from death, a death that would have made her mine for all eternity. I ache for her and for the leaving I know she must do. She will grow. I will continue. That is the difference between us.

Is your book part of a series? What does the future hold for the readers of the series?
Yes my book is Book 2 of the Guardians. Book 3 will be out sometime before the end of 2014, if Father leaves Sharon alone enough to get it done.

Thank you Joshua for agreeing to chat with me, and I am looking forward to seeing more of you in the next books.

Thank you. You’ve been lovely to look at and spend time with, Eniko. You must invite me over again and we’ll chat about other things coming up. I’ve left a picture for you.

I thought I am beyond blushing, but he proves me wrong… sigh… did you see his picture up above?


Hope you enjoyed the chat as much as I did!


Joshua hails from “Underworld Lover“, book 2 in the Guardian Angel series by one of my fave authors, Sharon Hamilton.

Joshua Brandon, a legendary and powerful rogue dark angel, meets a human woman whose soul he cannot take, and finds something he has not experienced before: love. At the same time, a new director comes to power in the Underworld, who asks for a test of Josh’s loyalty by delivering this very woman to him.

Melanie Worthington is back among the living, after reeling from the suicide of a close friend. She has no idea she is to become the pawn between two powerful dark angels, one who would command her as his personal concubine, and the other who would set her free.

Will their love survive the battle between the two dark angels, or will Joshua risk his own immortal life to protect the woman he loves?


Check out the book trailer created by JD Hart and two audio excerpts from the audiobook narrated by The Pirate Storyteller, JD Hart ,

“Underworld Lover” Trailer •  “Underworld Lover” Audio Clip 1 •  “Underworld Lover” Audio Clip 2

Also the book trailer JD created for the first book in the series, Heavenly Lover.

“Heavenly Lover” Trailer

I fell in love with Joshua while listening to the audiobook and I think the narrator’s voice had a lot to do with that. I call him THE CHAMELEON VOICE, with such a wide range of accents, voice pitches, moods, I think JD Hart is one of the best narrators I’ve heard so far. I even used his voice to help with the migraines that plague me quite often.

Join author’s Newsletter and be in the know, where she shares a lot more and there is a giveaway every month for her loyal subscribers.

To keep in contact with Ms. Hamilton, have a chat, (if you do, say hello from me 😉 ) or see what comes next here are some links: website, Facebook, Twitter, Blog, Goodreads, Audible also her youtube channel. Check out the other series, The SEAL Brotherhood, Golden Vampires of Tuscany or the books that are part of some great anthologies.

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Do you believe in angels?
I do believe they exist, not in the winged kind of way as they are portrayed most of the times. I know I do have a guardian angel.

One lucky commenter, chosen by Sexy Mr. Random, will receive Josh’s audiobook,Underworld Lover“, by Sharon Hamilton, narrated by JD Hart. The winner will be announced at 3pm EST, on Monday, October 20, 2014. Good luck!

Until next time happy reading/listening!

A chat with Luke

Hello and welcome!

This time I am doing something different. I am not the interviewer and I have an audio file SQUEEEEE

The chat is between Sharon Hamilton and Luke Paulsen, who is hailing from SEAL My Destiny, book 6 in the awesome SEAL Brotherhood series by one of my fave authors, Sharon Hamilton.




Before listening to the chat between Sharon and Paul, I would like to tell you a bit about him. Here is the book blurb:

Navy SEAL Luke Paulsen, on the verge of PTSD stemming from the death of his fiancée and a brutal tour overseas, knows he is damaged goods and unsuitable for relationships. While paying respects to a fallen comrade, he is unprepared for the chemical attraction he feels for the carefree dark-haired beauty playing in the surf one evening.

Julie Christensen befriends the troubled SEAL, motivated by her yearning to soothe the young man’s troubled soul. Fueled by intense mutual desire, they succumb to one night of mind-numbing passion. Afterwards, he is unable to shed the memory of his lost love and disappears.

When they meet again at a wedding that will forever bring their two families together, their passion and longing for one another forces them to confront their pasts in order to find a future together.

But soon the trauma of his service separates them. Julie goes back to teaching and Luke deploys for North Africa with SEAL Team 3. Upon his return, he receives a frantic call that Julie’s life is in danger. Will he make it in time to save the woman he now knows he wants to marry and spend the rest of his life with?


His short story came out in the awesome SEALed With A Kiss anthology published February 9, 2014. But tomorrow we get to read his full length story, YES!!!!! The release day is June 1, 2014. I am so looking forward to reading it.


It is available for preorder, find all the links by clicking on the picture above.

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There is also a party on Facebook on June 4th, go here and join in for fun and prizes.

And now the best part, the chat, where Sharon Hamilton has paired up with J.D. Hart, the narrator for the SEAL Brotherhood audiobooks to create a fantastic character interview!


Enjoy! I hope you like it as much as I do.

Also you can listen to a large excerpt from the book on youtube, wonderfully narrated by the THE VOICE, JD Hart.

The short story is out in audiobook format and the full audiobook will be released soon.

Join Sharon Hamilton newsletter to be in the know, she shares a lot more with her loyal fans through them.

Keep in touch with her and her books on Facebook, Twitter, Blog, Goodreads also her youtube channel.

I have a QUESTION for you all.

What words come to mind when you read the word SEAL ???

Two lucky commenters, chosen by Sexy Mr. Random, will get a Sharon Hamilton swag pack filled with yummies! Swag will be randomly chosen. The winner will be announced at 3pm, on Monday, June 2, 2014. Good luck!


Until next time happy reading!


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