Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Let's chat... Elizabeth Noble @PridePromo #bookcontest

Gather around...cop a squat...get all comfy-like. We're here to learn a few new things about Elizabeth Noble and her new release Run for the Roses...I can't wait...*blinks* hold on a sec – this is my blog, I don't have to wait!

Let's get this chat started *winks*...

Who wants to learn a bit about our exquisite author before we get down to the nitty gritty? too...

About Elizabeth:  Elizabeth Noble started telling stories before she actually knew how to write, and her family was very happy when she learned to put words on a page. Those words turned into fan fiction that turned into a genuine love of M/M romance fiction. Being able to share her works with Dreamspinner is really a dream come true. She has a real love for all things sci-fi, futuristic, and supernatural and a bit of an unnatural interest in a super-volcano in Wyoming.

Elizabeth has three grown children and is now happily owned by an adorable mixed breed canine princess named Rosie, and two cats, Murphy and Yeti. She lives in her native northeast Ohio, the perfect place for gardening, winter and summer sports (go Tribe!). When she's not writing she's working as a veterinary nurse, so don't be surprised to see her men with a pet or three who are a very big part of their lives.

Find Elizabeth here:

Oh I love when pets and animals are incorporated into a story—gives the story a whole new dimension! I got the lucky opportunity to ask Elizabeth a couple of curious? Oh yeah...let's drill the author!


If a new reader stumbled upon Run for the Roses, what words would you use to convince them they should give it a go?
It’s a terrific story with murder, mystery, horses and hot men, what’s not to love?

Come on, you can tell us, do you base any of your characters on your friends or family?
Oh, heck yes! Not so much family, but people at work or people I encounter repeatedly during my working day.

Do you write better in the wee hours of the morning or under the cover of darkness at night?
I tend to prefer writing in the afternoons and evenings. I think it’s a holdover from when my children were small and nights were the only times I had to myself.

What was the worst bout of writer's block you've ever come across?
I’ve never had writer’s block.  I think the reason is because I forge ahead with a story. I can always go back and fix it, edit it and rewrite it later.

What taboo topic are you a bit skittish about but would secretly love to take-on in a future book?
I could have come up with a list prior to a panel I was on at Rainbow Con that addressed just this subject. Now, I think there isn’t much between consenting adults I wouldn’t write if the story for it was the right story.

Good stuff I tell you! So, your interest piqued to hear about this new book with the murder, mystery, horses and hot men (maybe not quite in that order lol)? I got the goodies for you here!

Blurb:  Wanting to end his pattern of choosing controlling and abusive men, Vladimir ‘Val’ Mihalic figures it’s better to live alone than live in fear. Just when things are settling down—his biggest trouble recently is a Kentucky Derby hopeful that won’t load into a starting gate—his best friend Janelle’s violent ex-boyfriend kidnaps her. After she’s seriously injured in a car wreck, Wyatt Harig, Janelle’s estranged father, comes around to tend to his daughter. Despite Val’s determination to avoid relationships, Wyatt interests him in ways that make his resolve waver. As complications and repercussions pile on in the aftermath of Janelle’s kidnapping—including a gambling charge and a murder—Wyatt and Val must work together to seek answers. And the closer they get to each other, the more Val wants them to stay that way.

Link for Run for the Roses is here!

Now I know we've been having all sorts of fun already...but here comes more fun in the "OMG you might win a free e-book!!!" fun stuff...*nods* you know what I'm saying...hehe

First...don't forget to stalk Elizabeth at these other blogs and learn more interesting things about her! Come on...I know you're curious...*winks*

Tour Dates/Stops:

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Friday, April 25, 2014

Cover reveal: Because of Jade @Sylvre @PridePromo #bookcontest

Because of Jade (A Vasquez and James Novel)
Lou Sylvre

About Lou: Lou Sylvre hails from southern California but now lives and writes on the rainy side of Washington State. When she’s not writing, she’s reading fiction from nearly every genre, romance in all its tints and shades, and the occasional book about history, physics, or police procedure. Not zombies, though. Her personal assistant is Boudreau, a large cat who never outgrew his kitten meow. She plays guitar (mostly where people can’t hear her) and she loves to sing. She’s usually smiling and laughs too much, some say. She also loves her family, her friends, the aforementioned Boudreau, a Chihuahua named Joe, and (in random order) coffee, chocolate, sunshine, and wild roses.

Where to find Lou:
contact her at lou.sylvre<at>

Cover Artist: Reese Dante
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Blurb: Luki Vasquez receives the news he's still cancer free after five years, and he wants to celebrate with his whole family. He and his husband, Sonny James, take a road trip south, intending to gather at the home of his nephew Josh, Josh's wife Ruthie, and Jade--a little girl who was still in the womb when she and her mother helped Luki beat lung cancer.

Halfway to their destination, Luki learns Josh and Ruthie have met a tragic death. The horrible news lays Luki low, but he pulls himself together in time to be the family's rock and see to the dreaded business of tying up loose ends. The most important business is Jade, and when Luki and Sonny head home, they take Jade with them.

Luki and Sonny must combat self-doubt and fear and help each other learn to parent an unexpected child—and they must also nourish the love that has kept them whole for the past ten years. A relative's spurious claim to Jade threatens the new family, and even if they prevail in court, they could lose their little girl unless they can rescue Jade from evil hands and true peril.

Pre-order it here  

Tour Dates: April 25th, 2014
Tour Stops:

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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Cover reveal: If Wishes Were Horses @Silvia_Violet @PridePromo #bookcontest

If Wishes Were Horses
Silvia Violet

About Silvia (well besides the fact she's freaking marvelous baby!): Silvia Violet writes erotic romance in a variety of genres including paranormal, contemporary, sci fi, and historical. She can be found haunting coffee shops looking for the darkest, strongest cup of coffee she can find. Once equipped with the needed fuel, she can happily sit for hours pounding away at her laptop. Silvia typically leaves home disguised as a suburban stay-at-home-mom, and other coffee shop patrons tend to ask her hilarious questions like "Do you write children's books?" She loves watching the looks on their faces when they learn what she's actually up to. When not writing, Silvia enjoys baking sinfully delicious treats, exploring new styles of cooking, and reading to her incorrigible offspring.

Where to find Silvia:
Goodreads page:
Book page on my website (with excerpt):
Twitter: @Silvia_Violet

Cover Artist: LC Chase
Publisher: Self-Published

Ready to giddy-up?

Blurb: Kenneth Carver had everything growing up except warmth and acceptance. When protecting his family’s name became more than he could bear, he came out as gay, sold his company, and bought a horse ranch.

Andrew Wofford's last undercover assignment nearly cost him his sanity. Now he has another chance of catching the drug runner who killed one of his informants and then escaped, but gruesome flashbacks threaten his ability to function in the field.
Andy’s latest investigation sends him to Ken’s ranch where he poses as a ranch hand. Ken is a prime suspect, but Andy refuses to believe Ken is guilty, in part because Andy is falling for him. Ken knows Andy isn’t who he seems, but he can’t bring himself to push the man away. When Ken hears rumors that someone is using his land to move drugs out of the city, he worries that it’s Andy. Neither man can trust the other even though that’s exactly what their hearts tell them to do.

Tour Dates: April 24th, 2014
Tour Stops:
3 Chicks After Dark

Sales Links: Keep an eye on Silvia’s website (

And now for the fun part! Make your own wish and enter the contest below to win *drum roll* A PRE-RELEASE COPY OF IF WISHES WERE HORSES...*shouts of glee everywhere!*

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Monday, April 21, 2014

Cover Reveal: Recovery @con_riley @PridePromo #bookcontest

Con Riley

About Con: Con Riley lives on the wild and rugged Devonshire coast, with her head in the clouds, and her feet in the Atlantic Ocean.

Injury curtailed her enjoyment of outdoor pursuits, so writing fiction now fills her free time instead. Love, loss, and redemption shape her romance stories, and her characters are flawed in ways that makes them live and breathe.

When not people watching, or wrangling her own boy band of teen sons, she spends time staring at the sea from her kitchen window. If you see her, don't disturb her—she's probably thinking up new plots.

Find Con here:

Cover Artist: Aaron Anderson
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Blurb: San Diego is a city of second chances for Jamie Carlson. His new career as a photographer is taking off, and with the support of a loving surrogate family, he’s finally putting his party years behind him. The Bailey family helped him solve his drinking problem, but there’s no easy solution to staying sober now that Belle Bailey’s dying. Her last wish is a challenge Jamie can't overcome without help.

Solving problems is Daniel Priest’s specialty. More than twenty years older than Jamie, he’s successful and experienced. He makes his living resolving corporate crises—but his personal life has been far from perfect. Now that his marriage is over, Daniel’s determined to make up for lost time. One night with Jamie isn’t nearly enough for him.

Daniel’s honest offer of help is more than Jamie expects from a one-time hookup. Even so, fulfilling Belle’s last wish is a tall order. Repairing her damaged family as she requests proves difficult when Jamie has to face his own past as well.

Jamie could risk his hard-won recovery by admitting why he hit rock bottom in the first place. If he wants a future with Daniel, he'll have to address those reasons head-on.

Pre-order here! Release date is May 21, 2014

Tour Dates: 4/21/14
Tour Stops:

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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter :)

Happy Easter for all that celebrate it...and if you don't, well hey—tomorrow there will be lots of chocolate on sale! That's happy happy for all of us, right? *winks*

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Take a long...slow...hard...wild tour of the Willow Springs Ranch and win!

Let's talk about a lovely lady, an assortment of life-threatening incidences, a couple of cute dogs, lots of leather...oh yeah and a plethora of cowboys and uniformed men...that's right – today we are talking about Laura Harner's Willow Springs Ranch series!

Laura is doing an awesome giveaway of 5 $20 gift cards to'll see the Rafflecopter entry at the bottom of the blog :)

So enjoy the goodness that is this talented writer and read about how you can get a couple of FREE books from her right this very moment, no drawing or raffle required!!...then enter the giveaway for your chance to grab up the rest of the books! *winks*

Willow Springs Ranch Series
Book 1 - Ty Hard (on sale FREE right now)
Book 2 – Hold Tight
Book 3 – Taking Chance
Book 3.5 – Ty’d Down (FREE short)
Book 4 – Hanging Chad
Book 5 – Park’s Lot

Book 1 - Ty Hard  (on sale FREE right now)
Tyler has used Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell as a shield against the truth since he was seventeen. Cut loose from his Navy career and mourning his mentor’s death, Ty must come to terms with his desire for another man, even while he fights to keep his PTSD from pulling him under. Rancher Cass Cartwright’s relationships never last more than a few hours, and that’s just the way he likes it. Now he's done the one thing he swore never to do: fallen in love. Can Cass convince Ty to let go of his past or will sabotage at the ranch kill their love before it has a chance to grow?
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Book 2 – Hold Tight
Sheriff Holden Titus had organized his fresh start down to the last detail. Except for the part about the bomb that blew his plans all to hell. Now he’s running out of time, without a job, without a home, and struggling to get back on his feet. Literally.

Despite the impolite rejection, Drew knows he didn’t have the wrong impression months ago when he asked the sheriff to dance, but he never expected to have Holden’s life in his hands. Literally.

Thanks to some meddlesome matchmaking, the two men are now temporary housemates at the Willow Springs Ranch and Drew is determined to help Holden heal, both physically and emotionally. Even if it means he has to drag the other man kicking and screaming to physical therapy…and out of the closet. In fact, that might be kind of fun.

The problem is, Holden doesn’t consider himself in the closet…but not all secrets are created equal.
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Book 3 – Taking Chance
Officer Chance Carter is pretty sure he’d still enjoy being on either end of a good ass reaming—just not the one from his supervisor that lands him on an involuntary extended vacation. Another holiday season with nothing to do except visit an old friend.

Former hospital corpsman Bryan Mitchell doesn’t feel less than honorable, but that’s what his discharge paperwork states. Now he's down and out in Kingman, Arizona until the charity of a stranger lands him a temporary job for the holidays.

When two federal employees go missing during a highly controversial wild horse roundup, the two Willow Springs Ranch newcomers are drafted to help in the search, but if rumors of a local anti-government militia are true, Chance and Bryan may be in serious trouble—and from something far more dangerous than their mutual attraction.
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Book 3.5 – Ty’d Down (FREE short)
Ty brushed his hands on the long white apron and moved to the island counter to add more frosting to the piping bag. Cake decorating had never been his favorite chef duty, but like many cooks in the Navy, he had plenty of experience. He took another sip of coffee then began the final step of piping the white border around the edge of the top layer. He would add the already prepared red roses, last. As peace offerings went, a chocolate three-layer cake with buttercream icing wasn’t much, but Cass would forgive him. Eventually.

Today should have been their wedding day, but Ty had put a stop to all the foolishness weeks ago. For fuck’s sake, Arizona didn’t even have gay marriage. The gathering of friends for a commitment ceremony just seemed…stupid. Besides, Cass had just been caught up in the events surrounding Chance and Bryan’s rescue when he’d proposed. The truth of their relationship had been plain as day when Cass tried to take over the conversation after Bryan had been rescued. The words still echoed in his head.

“It’s my ranch…my decision…" Cass was boss and Ty the cook. Point taken. Ty wasn’t even bitter. Much. Cass was right, this was his ranch and Ty had usurped his authority—but goddamn it! No one here was better than Ty when it came to running a covert mission. Cass should have respected him enough…trusted him enough…
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Book 4 – Hanging Chad
For Chad Ollom, landing on the Willow Springs Ranch after his teaching career crashed and burned last year was a lesson in irony, considering he’d sworn off all things related to horses and cowboys after a near fatal fall as a child. Now with a new mission in life, Chad plans to bring critically ill children to the ranch for a special celebration.

Aging rodeo cowboy Jesse Duran lives life eight seconds at a time, and whether it’s broncos or men, it’s always been get on and get off before anyone gets hurt. When he’s required to take a break from the circuit and ends up on the WSR, the enticing ass of a stand-offish teacher turned contractor might just be enough challenge to keep him entertained for a week or two.

As attraction flares, personal boundaries start to crumble, and the lines between seducer and seduced begin to blur. When the series of on-going attacks against the WSR moves from sabotage to arson, Jesse steps up to help, but when Chad is forced to return to his past to face charges, the men of the WSR want to know if Jesse will stick or leave Chad hanging.
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Book 5 – Park’s Lot
When vegan, peace-loving, social do-gooder Park Williams stumbles across the half-dead cattle rancher who has been sabotaging the Willow Springs Ranch in the name of a homophobic militia group…there’s only one thing to do. Save his life, then share his tent. Waking to find the man’s dick pressed against his ass is just a bonus.

Tanner Triplett is in trouble. Not the your-brother-is-a-sociopathic-murderer-and-you’re-his-next-victim sort of trouble. Not even the your-father-is-trying-to-overthrow-the-federal-government-and-you’re-going-to-jail-for-helping kind of trouble. No…this is the sort of trouble that comes when you wake up with stranger’s dick in your hand. Holy fuck. How is he going to get out of this?

A sudden need to run for their lives ought to do it.

Determined to make amends, Tanner leads Park to the relative safety of the WSR, where the biggest danger should be from gun-wielding cowboys seeking revenge. Tanner hadn’t counted on sharing a room with the exotically beautiful Park or the danger to his heart when the carefully erected walls protecting his secret come tumbling down.
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Now that you've gotten a peek at 5 amazing's about getting to know this luscious author just a little bit better? That's what I thought *winks* great minds and all... ;)

Raised in California, Laura likes it hot, which explains why she ended up in Arizona via such diverse places as Japan, Maine, and Florida, and many more places in between. After retiring from the US Navy, she found a niche working for land management agencies, including the National Park Service and the Bureau of Land Management. Though she has held many jobs around the world, her favorite was working and living in Grand Canyon National Park. Working (and eating) in New Orleans was a close second. You will find many of her books are set against the rich backdrops provided by coastal Louisiana and northern Arizona.

When asked how she started writing, Laura tells of waking on Boxing Day a few years ago, with a woman named Elena MacFarland yammering in her dreams, demanding her story be told. Despite never attempting to write fiction before that morning, Laura ignored all of the holiday visitors and the Highland Destiny series was born. She doesn’t believe it was a coincidence that the great grandmother who died when Laura was just a baby was named Elena MacFarland. Destiny does play a hand.

Laura became a full-time writer in 2012, and now she spends her time writing, watching her Arizona Diamondbacks, and working on her very own version of the Willow Springs Ranch in northwestern Arizona. She is a multi-published author of erotic romance, mystery, and urban fantasy and her books can be found at all major online retailers.

And you can find Laura here:  Facebook  Twitter  Pinterest  Website for the part you've been waiting so patiently for—and looking so good doing it, by the way *smoochez*—the prizes! Well, this next line thingy is a Rafflecopter link and they assure me that it can do it looking, isn't it? lmao So enter here...visit her at her other stops and enter there as well...and hopefully *crosses fingers* you'll win one of five gift cards for $20 for Amazon! Whoot Whoot!

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