Rough Ryder is Coming in January – But Here’s a Hot Excerpt to Warm Up Your Holidays!

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Excerpt from Rough Ryder – Book 3 of the Hot Country Series:

Ryder pulled Brooke down on top of him, her head resting on his chest, his arms wrapped around her, making her feel so safe, so desired.

“Ryder.” She wanted to say more, wanted to pour out the soul-searing joy in her heart, but knowing she’d scare the life out of him. “Thank you.”

Under her ear, a slow chuckle rumbled in his chest. “You’re welcome?” He kissed the top of her head. “My pleasure, Brooke. My pleasure.”

She snuggled in, closing her eyes. A ten minute nap would rejuvenate her. She moved her leg, and bumped into his turgid erection. She couldn’t leave him like that. With a naughty grin, she rubbed her knee up and down his length. “What are we going to do about this?”

He twisted his body and increased the pressure against her knee, rotating his hips to get more friction. With a groan, he slid his hand to her breast and absently plucked at her nipple.

The sensation threw shocks along her belly, down low into her core.

“Are you afraid of heights?” He mumbled the words into her wet hair, smoothing it, finger combing it.

She wasn’t usually, but they’d taken the hotel elevator to a really high floor. “Depends. Will I be suspended over a thirty-story drop?”

He chuckled. “No, not that adventurous, cutie.” He rolled her onto her back and braced himself over her, still playing with her hair. His green eyes took in each feature on her face, and when he looked at her lips, she licked them, slowly.

“Tease.” He nipped at her lips.

“Just a bit. More pleasing than teasing, though.” She could lay here forever, just touching him, exploring him, quietly staring into his eyes.

“You are very accommodating.” His brows wagged, then he reached over her and grabbed a condom packet from the drawer. Jumping out of bed, he held out his hand for her. “C’mon.”

She took his hand and stood, hesitant to venture too crazily into whatever might give her Acrophobia. Tugging her with, he wandered into the living room and to the glass wall overlooking downtown LA.

They stood side-by-side looking out at the city.

“It’s beautiful.” She loved the warmth of his hand on hers.

“It’s…different. My favorite view is from my bedroom at home, across the acres of land that I own.”

Brooke imagined this place in Louisiana, lush green fields, horses, misty mornings and glowing sunsets. “I’ve never lived anywhere but the city.” She didn’t know why she said it. “My DC apartment has a nice view of a big, long, white monument.” She grinned as she looked down at the shaft between Ryder’s legs.

He laughed. “Nothing turns women on like a big white monument.” He jerked his hips, sending his cock bouncing.

“So, what’s your idea, cowboy? Are we going out on the balcony?”

“No. No balconies up here.” He placed a hand on the glass. “But if you don’t mind the cold…” He looked at her, a mysterious smile on his lips.


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Hello hot, kinky romance readers! I’ve had a busy season, just like most of you have. The rat-race of Christmas shopping and going to multiple kids’ concerts leaves me with little down-time.


When I’m not writing smut and running around, I’m a reader at heart. I was a voracious reader from early in life. in grade school I devoured Beverly Cleary and all the Sweet Valley High series.


In junior high my (awesome) grandma got me hooked on Stephen King and I never looked back. From there I read and wrote teen angst horror before slipping into the bodice ripper romances in my early twenties. That truly led to my passion for romance novels. Now I’m giving you a chance at SIX ROMANCES and a KINDLE PAPERWHITE!


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I’d love to hear what books fed your passion for reading. Please share!


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A Mexican Christmas + Giveaway

Season’s Greetings to everyone! Today is a pretty busy and exciting day. I kicked off my annual Christmas Book Bash on my own personal author blog (tons of giveaways!!), I wrapped up a sexy shifter short story that has a hero I feel absolutely head of heels for and the family is getting ready for our Christmas cookie baking on the weekend.

Lots going on and to keep up with, but that’s what the holidays are about, right? HA I’ll need a vacation after all the merry making! How many are with me?

All the preparations for the holidays had me thinking about the different family traditions around the world. I’ve lived in Mexico for almost twenty years now and I’ve had the privilege to learn about a completely unique way of celebrating Christmas Mexican style.

When we first arrived here I was only fourteen and completely culture shocked for the first year. Christmas was the first holiday we experienced abroad and I had no idea that here in Mexico Christmas actually starts on December 16th and lasts all the way through February 2nd Known as Candelaria or Candle mass day.



To kick off the season there are nine Posadas (which translates to Inn) that children perform to recreate the journey of Joseph and The Virgin Mary looking for shelter. The children will gather in a procession and call on their neighbors, singing a song for each home based on Mary and Joseph’s hardships. It is customary for the children to be turned away with the news of there being no room for them at the Posada they are calling on. Yet they do not turn away and continue singing until they receive the good news that there is room for them. This is performed over the course of eight nights at different homes and ends on Christmas Eve where the nativity scene is recreated with the baby Jesus placed in the manger and at midnight everyone makes their way to Church service where fireworks are kicked off and everyone starts the celebration of Christmas.




On my first Christmas in Mexico I was invited to join in on the Posada processions with others in my community and it was an experience I’ll never forget. We carried candles and I sang in a language I had yet to master. I was off key the whole time and making it all up as I went, but everyone helped me learn as we went.

We also played games and I got my first turn at a Piñata. I learned real fast how to dive and grab my loot before everyone else got it for me. I am sure many of you have had a chance to play this game and if not, it’s a blast! Your little ones would love to take a turn at this game.


Mexican Piñata

Some traditional food served is the Rosca de Reyes, an oval sweetbread, decorated with candied fruit. In a way it reminds me of our fruit cake. This sweet bread is more a tradition for February 2nd, Candelaria or Candle mass day, where family and friends gather and cut the bread where little white dolls representing the baby Jesus are hidden. The person who finds the doll in their piece of Rosca has to invite everyone present to the following year’s gathering and buy a new dress for the baby Jesus used in the Nativity Scene, and bring tamales, another traditional food made of mashed corn wrapped around meat. And delicious served with Pico de Gallo or homemade hot sauce with tomatoes, jalapeños, cilantro and lemon.


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rosca with baby Jesus



pico de gallo

I also found that Christmas trees are not as popular with the older generations. I think this was the biggest culture shock for me. With all the custom trade off with all the tourists, trees have become more and more popular in the new generations, but when I first arrived here and visited friends, they had nativity scenes surrounded by poinsettia flowers which represent the star over Bethlehem that lead the Three Wise Men to baby Jesus instead of trees.


Poinsettia plants placed throught the city and tons shopping malls, homes, small shops and used in nativity scenes

Though I follow the family traditions my husband and I grew up with, I find the Mexican traditional Christmas a wonderful experience and so steeped with hundreds of years old traditions dating back all the way to the time of the Spaniards.

There is so much more to the culture and the celebrations, but I’d have you hear all day!

How about you? Have you visited another country during the holidays? What did you learn of their traditions? Leave a comment along with your email addy and I’ll pick a winner to receive a Kindle copy of either His by Sunrise or Tequila Sunset, winner’s choice.

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Until next time, have a wonderful and safe holiday. I wish you all a warm and festive Merry Christmas from my heart to yours!

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Finding the sexy in Santa…

So, as I was thinking about what I wanted to post for my 69 Shades fun this month, my thoughts obviously turned toward holiday-style cheer. Though I am going to openly admit that Halloween is my favorite holiday, I can get down and jive with Yuletide cheer as much as anyone. I’ve been collecting ornaments for my tree since I was 17. (Just so you know, that’s a long damn time.) I am adamant that the outside lights look kick-ass. And some of the best memories of my life, period, are those of baking holiday cookies and treats with my little one, who rocks the center of my existence.

santatacky2But…sexy? I’m sorry, to be quite honest, Christmas has always been a lot of things to me…just not sexy. Homey? Sure. Cozy? Thumbs up. But I just couldn’t get the gumption up to figure out the sexy part. Two words, okay? Tacky sweaters. I really never even got the allure of mistletoe. Every time I got caught under it with a guy in high school, I wasn’t satisfied with the stupid little pecks on the cheeks. I wanted more, dammit…mooorrre!

I was forced out of my comfort zone by landing a book contract with Loose-Id Publications in the Summer of 2012. They issued a challenge to their writers to write a book that included two holidays occurring between October and February. BOTH holidays had to be in the book. I was so intrigued by this idea that I knew I had to give it a try–and I also knew I wanted the first holiday in the book to be Veterans Day, in November. My editor suggested making it a holiday book. *GULP*. That gave me just 6 weeks to heat things up FAST between my hero, billionaire Dante Tieri, and his feisty JAG officer, Celina Kouris.

Needless to say, I had to start changing my mind fast about the sexy quotient of Christmas. Lo and behold, that book, STAR OF WONDER, was one of my favorite writing experiences to date.

danteandcelinaweddingHere’s a little taste of the yum factor between dark, swarthy, gorgeous Dante and his sexy, sassy Celina. Hope you enjoy and will give STAR OF WONDER a try, if you’re in the mood for some fun holiday sexiness!

“I take it you still want to stay, stellina?” He grazed her neck with his teeth, then laved the abrasion with his tongue. Her fervent nod clutched at his chest and filled his soul. It was more than enough for now. Forcing her to form words wasn’t the goal this moment. Forcing her to see a new side of herself, a terrifying discovery in herself—that was the plan and the much harder mission. Merda, he’d spearheaded multimillion-dollar mergers with more confidence than his next step.

Luckily, Mark had walked him through a few key points. His friend’s words resonated in his mind. Listen to what her body tells you. Follow that with what your gut says.

The trouble was, his gut didn’t do the talking right now. The last time he’d endured a more painful erection, he’d been fifteen. Celina’s urgent little hip rolls helped as much as tinfoil in a lightning storm. He clenched his jaw and reset his legs, setting them just inside hers. He put them there to support hers…or at least that was the bullshit he was going with the moment.

Go with his gut. Right, his gut. It was around here somewhere. He hoped.

“What else do you want?” The words felt good. And they did generate from his gut, though this part of his instinct wasn’t so familiar to him. It had only been awakened in full force on Friday, then taken out to examine in curious little chunks throughout the week. Mark had given him a name for it. His hidden Dom. He’d winced when his friend first slapped the term on him, but he now realized the label was fucking perfect. He liked this part of him. And he loved what it did to the woman in his arms.AP_StarOfWonder_coverlg (2)

“What else do you want, cara?” He ground even more command into the repetition, reveling in her deep shiver of reaction. “Do you want more of this?” He gripped her breasts fully, twisting the luscious skin, making her cry out. The sound ripped through him with primal force. “Do you like what the pain does to you?” He bit into her earlobe. “Do you like where it sends your mind, your body?”

She let out a louder shriek as he gave her mounds a pair of light swats. When he thumbed her nipples again, they were hot and pulsing.

“Yes,” he whispered. “You do want it, don’t you?”

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New Release – Bound to Surrender!


Re-released with a new cover (by the talented Lacey Savage) and a new name, Bound to Surrender has always been one of my favorite erotic romances. Bondage, reunited lovers, and a sexy hero with very talented hands! I’m so happy to be able to make it available again.


Love is nothing but an illusion. Heiress Gabriella Winslow learned that lesson years ago when her magician boyfriend abandoned her, sick and alone, hundreds of miles from home. In the years that followed, she’s tried to forget him and the erotic bondage games they used to play. But the life she’s made for herself since then still leaves her restless and yearning for something more.

Now a successful illusionist, Alexander Black has returned to settle an old score. And to seduce Gabriella. With a blindfold and handcuffs and blood red roses, he entices his former lover and magician’s assistant back to his Las Vegas penthouse. If all goes according to plan, she’ll surrender to him before she discovers everything isn’t as it seems.

Previously published as Smoke and Mirrors.


“Gabriella,” he murmured and captured her lips with his.

Soft and gentle at first, he brushed his lips against hers, teasing her with his taste, so intoxicating, so familiar. Gaby parted her lips for him, aching for his tongue plunge into her mouth. But he didn’t do that right away. He swept his tongue along her lips, wetting them, making them slick. Making her yearn to drink him in.

Her body itched with restless need. She didn’t want sweet and gentle. She didn’t want anything close to emotional. She needed hard and hot and physical. And she needed it now.

Maybe he was psychic too, for just as she was about to reach up and pull him closer, he slid his hands down her arms and pinned her wrists to her sides, still sweeping his tongue back and forth across her lips,.

Then he began to nibble.

First he nipped at her bottom lip, hard enough that she wondered if he drew blood. Then he ran his mouth along her jaw line, sucking and nipping until he reached the tender skin of her neck. She shivered with delight.

“You’re so delicious,” he murmured. “A rare treat for my taste buds.”

Gaby laughed out loud. “You’re so full of shit.”

Alex shook his head slowly. “Gabriella, we have to talk about that mouth of yours.”

“You like my mouth,” she said and ran her lips along his throat. “You love my mouth. The way it tastes. The things it does.”

He released her wrists then and grasped her shoulders, pulling her tight against him. His hard cock pressed into her stomach and a thrill of arousal ran through her. This time, when he took her mouth, he was no longer gentle, but the bruising kiss was just what she needed. He plunged his tongue inside and she had what she wanted at last. Her senses whirled as he circled the interior of her mouth, stroking the recesses, coaxing another groan from deep within her.

He ran his hands beneath her hair and brushed his fingers along her neck, drawing them along her throat, sending sparks of sensation shooting along her skin. She pressed her hips harder against him, the desire whirling stronger. The need building, concentrating between her legs. She clenched her bare pussy as tingles of arousal prickled the sensitive flesh.

Alex moaned and cupped her shoulders, sliding his thumbs beneath the neckline of her dress. She was certain he was going to pull
the dress down as he had in the limo. Her skin was so heated, her breasts so swollen, her pussy so wet, she silently urged him to get the damn dress off her.

But he didn’t.

Instead he slowly slipped his fingers from under her dress and lifted his lips from hers. He swallowed and stared at her, his dark eyes unreadable. “I forgot. You didn’t want to have sex again.” He scooped her wineglass off the table with one graceful move. “How’s the Chardonnay? Shall I refill your glass?”

Bound to Surrender is hot and sexy and available now!


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Name a Hero!!!

Naming a character can sometimes be difficult. When it comes to a name, you want one that says something about the character. Imagine scrolling through romance novels, looking for the perfect one and coming upon a hot, sexy cover. Your interest is piqued. You click on the link, read the blurb and this is what you find…

“The lights were low, candles were lit and soft music flowed. A whimper slipped from Jezebel’s moist lips as                               Pee Wee moved in to kiss her…”

No offense to any men named Pee Wee, but the name draws a reader out…waaaaaaaay out.

Let’s try this again, shall we?

“The lights were low, candles were lit and soft music flowed. A whimper slipped from Jezebel’s moist lips as                               Rogan moved in to kiss her…”

Big difference, huh? I get a visual that makes me want to read all about Rogan…and possibly lick him too.

So, I need your help. What do you think my next hero should be named? He’s a military man and, of course, bad-ass.

Comment with a sexy, powerful name and you’re entered to win an ecopy of my newest release, Under The Mistletoe. Good luck!




Alex wants more from Santa than a lump of coal…
Dreading the holiday, Alex is grumpy and down on her luck. Another year alone–another year that her parents will needle her about her single status. Stopping in Vegas for a little fun before she’s forced to face her family solo, she hopes for a big win but didn’t expect it to be wrapped in worn jeans, flannel and a cowboy hat.
Jax is having a bad day. A bad month. But when he wins big his holiday cheer improves. And who better to celebrate with than the lovely lady who caught his eye at the slot machine.
Alex isn’t looking for a holiday romance, but she does have a solution to her problems. Jax would make a perfect boyfriend—even if she must pay him. Money well spent to keep her parents off of her back for the week.
Santa has a plan. The gift Alex and Jax find other the tree is more than cash for services.

Pressure Rising (Book 2, Rhinestone Cowgirls)


Releasing January 7, 2014


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Carrying a shotgun lands her into trouble…and under the spell of a cowboy

Pearl learned the hard way that DJ is a poison that needs to be eradicated from her neighboring land. Although she hates him with a passion, killing him isn’t part of her plan. When the shotgun fires and DJ is wounded, she wishes she left the gun at home.

DJ has a pain in his butt—literally. Thanks to Pearl with her poor shooting skills and temper. He knew all along that she had it out for him, but shooting him in his backside was a little too close for comfort. When she shows up on his doorstep— after prodding from her family—apologizing and offering to ‘nurse’ him back to health, he can’t help but imagine all of the opportunities at his fingertips. His sweetest revenge would be to prove that she has feelings for him, and with a little of his country-boy charm, she might lose the emotional barriers and stop treating him like the devil’s spawn.

One touch and Pearl is hooked. Changing the bandage on DJ’s nice, tight buns starts a fervor within her that leads her down a delicious path—and straight into DJ’s strong, awaiting arms. She realizes shutting him out isn’t as easy as building another wall of protection. He’s in her blood and she’s addicted. And her cowboy is determined to unlock all of her closed doors.

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Coming Soon – Brit Boys: On Boys

bb-box_jpeg - CopyDue for release on 30th December, Brit Boys: On Boys, a collection of 8 M/M novellas written by 8 top British M/M authors. This smokin’ hot box set is initially available at the bargain price of 99c/99p, that’s a steal for 147,000 words/440 pages of unforgettable M/M erotic romance that will leave your eReader, and you, burning up.


Brit Boys: On Boys

From east to west and north to south, these British boys are having a blast in and out of the bedroom with the men of their dreams. They’re topping and bottoming from London to Cardiff, living out fantasies in the wildest fells and hooking up while serving HRH Queen Elizabeth II.

With passion and lust the name of the game, nothing is off limits. Throw in honed muscles, high-strength testosterone and an accent to die for and there is nothing they can’t do and no one they can’t get in this world or another.



By Ashe Barker

Alex is doing okay. His body repair shop makes enough to live on, he has a decent apartment, life is fine. That all changes when he runs into Graham in a supermarket car park – literally. He offers to fix the damage to Graham’s car free of charge. The sparks soon fly, and the heat between them has nothing to do with welding equipment.


Breaking the Marine

By M.K. Elliott

Brandon Rosen hadn’t planned for his final night before enrolling in the Royal Marines to involve a hot stranger and a pub car park. And he certainly hadn’t planned for that same hot stranger to turn up at the barracks in the form of his Drill Instructor, Corporal Will Stewart. In the testosterone fuelled environment of the training camp, can Brandon and Will overcome past pains and face up to what they really want? Or will the Royal Marine Commando School break their relationship before it even gets started?


Love on Location

By Lucy Felthouse

When Theo Samuels heads off to film on location in the village of Stoneydale, he’s expecting drama to take place on camera, not off. But when he meets gorgeous local lad, Eddie Henderson, he struggles to ignore his attraction. A relationship between the two of them would be utterly impractical, yet they’re drawn together nonetheless. Can they overcome the seemingly endless hurdles between them? Or is their fling destined to remain as just that?



By K D Grace

Alonso Darlington has a disturbing method of keeping landscaper, Reese Chambers, both safe from and oblivious to his dangerous lust for the man. But Reese isn’t easy to keep secrets from, and Alonso wants way more than to admire the man from afar. Can he risk a real relationship without risking Reese’s life?


The Chase

By Lily Harlem

Steve’s killing time working in a comedy club. Why not? It makes him laugh and both the clientele and the comedians are not just fit but also great company. One stand up joker decides to create a wild goose chase for Steve and his ex Robert. Cavorting around Cardiff on a frosty night, however, does more than just show them the way to a threesome, it also reveals the reasons why they should give each other one more shot.


Dish of the Day

By Clare London

Richie’s sunk all his hopes and savings into a new restaurant in south London promoting British ingredients and recipes. His best friends Craig and Ben should be around to help him celebrate the grand opening, but it looks like it’s all heading for disaster – until his friends step in to tell him some home truths. Then they’ll help him relax and enjoy their loving, intimate menu instead.



By Sarah Masters

When Archie meets Dan after The Change, he realises there is no such thing as a random meeting of soul mates, it’s all mapped out in the stars. Now all he’s got to do is hope those orbiting planets stay in alignment and true love finds him again.


Locked Out

By Josephine Myles

Getting accidentally locked out of his hotel room on Valentine’s Day night is embarrassing enough for teacher Martin Cooper, but the fact he’s stark naked makes it even worse. It doesn’t help that the one person he runs into is Rod, the gorgeous man he’d been checking out earlier in the hotel pool. But when Rod offers Martin a refuge, the night heats up. Now if only Martin could get the hang of this seduction business…

Find out more and pre-order your copy at Brit Boys: On Boys.


Awesome British M/M Authors
Ashe Barker
M.K. Elliott
Lucy Felthouse
K D Grace
Lily Harlem
Clare London
Sarah Masters
Josephine Myles

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Getting to Know Each Other

Hi, all! Since this is my first post, I figured I’d start by letting you all get to know me, or know me better, if what you do know hasn’t already sent you running for the hills.

  1. I am called Double D. Yes, it’s the first letters of my pen name, but it wasn’t the pen name that came first. If you’ve met me in person or seen pics, the reason is obvious. I can thank Ashlyn Chase for this. (The pen name, not the boobs.) I am happily married to “Stud”, and we have four sons. I can thank The Sherry for that. (Stud’s moniker, not the four sons. More on The Sherry later – that’s a whole post by itself.) My last two boys are identical twins, and they are in college. I’m not sure how that’s possible since I’m only 29. ;)
  2. I’m a teetotaler. (Cue gasp) Yup, that’s probably a mix of soda water and cranberry juice in my glass, and I’m usually the designated driver. This is by choice.
  3. I’m allergic to shellfish, most flowers (& therefore most perfume), and…chocolate. (Cue bigger gasp.) This is not by choice.
  4. I like jigsaw puzzles. I mean, I really like them. Great stress relief because everything fits exactly where and how it’s supposed to fit. Not that I’m some kind of control freak or anything…
  5. I’m a control freak in the kitchen. I behave well everywhere else, but, “Stay the hell out of my L” in my kitchen. That’s no joke. The L runs from the front of my oven/stove and along the sink to the next corner, where the trash pulls out, then around that bend for a couple of drawers. I’m constantly in motion in this space while I cook. Also, don’t close the trash while I’m working in the kitchen. Heads will roll, and I’m usually already holding a knife. Did I mention that I love to cook?
  6. I’m a cheap date/wife. I don’t drink (see #1), smoke, or fool around. My most expensive vice is books. I read a lot, and if I like the book, I keep it. I’ve been doing this since I was a teenager, and yes, I still have some of those books, too! I do have an ebook reader, but I prefer to hold an actual paper book.
  7. I’m addicted to I don’t spend a fortune, and only about half of what I get is for me, but I have to look at it every day. To verify if this has become a worse vice than the books at this point, I’d have to do math…
  8. I don’t do math except in the grocery store. I can tell you how much $ is sitting in my grocery cart and hit it within a $5 accuracy, but outside the grocery store, 2+2=fish. I failed pre-algebra multiple times in school. I can’t tell you how many times because that would involve math. I solved this problem by marrying an engineer. He immediately took over the checkbook, wild-eyed and mumbling about not being able to find the actual numbers buried in the notations.
  9. I try to stick to eating Paleo. This is by choice, though I am lactose intolerant. I’ll post more on that at some point, but I promise it won’t be a soapbox. I’m still bad. I cheat, and I’m pretty sure just because I’ve discovered a Paleo brand of sweet potato chips, that doesn’t mean I’m supposed to eat the entire 5 servings bag in one sitting. Daily. I would also dodge moving cars and possibly push you in front of one if you stood between me and an In N Out Burger.
  10. My personal erotic genre preference, both to read and to write, is m/m. Three of my books pictured below contain m/m, though so far only Lesson Learned in the Campus Cravings Anthology is strictly m/m.

Illegal Moves

ILLEGAL MOVES by Dalton Diaz and Samantha Cayto

Attorney Caroline Ellis wants a decent orgasm or twenty. Sex has been mediocre since she and Jordan Fox split and he owes her for breaking his word and her heart. Businessman Jordan Fox wants to win back the woman he loves. He regrets not going through with that ménage in college, but the idea of letting another man touch him made him run. It was the biggest mistake of his life and long past time to make it right. Secretly bisexual attorney Seth Foster has his fist wrapped around a recurrent fantasy that Jordan, his boss and best friend, is not completely hetero. Never in those wildest dreams did he imagine they could come true. Jordan’s determination to get Caroline back could fulfill each of their fantasies and more.




Married for ten years, adventurous Kelly and Ryan are thrilled to take part in a fantasy come true—a week-long sex therapy study on a tropical island. The resort is first class, the sex off the charts.
Ryan’s always denied the issue that stands between them—the issue that threatens to destroy their marriage sooner or later. As they learn new sensual tricks from the other couples on the island, each x-rated assignment brings them closer to breaking down that barrier. When they do, will the pieces fit back together?

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Lesson Learned in Campus Cravings Anthology

Lesson Learned in Campus Cravings Anthology

CAMPUS CRAVINGS Higher Learning M/M Boxed Set


Adam Warren is counting down the days until he can put “Professor” next to his name—and his disastrous past with Tyler Ford behind him.

When a fluke puts Tyler in Adam’s class, the graduate assistant faces some hard choices while Tyler faces an uphill battle for a second chance at first love.

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There you have it; the nut in a nutshell! If I didn’t scare you off, I’ll see you again on January 11th. Until then, you can find me on Facebook and Twitter.



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Oops…I Didn’t Mean to Do That

OMG! I had testing for the second stripe on my purple belt in Karate. Epic FAIL! Lemme tell you why. Two and a half hour car ride to Central Michigan University where we met five black belts for the very first time. One of them is the founder of the club. You know the person you read about in the handbook. Our group, there’s four of us, was called first to test.

I got so flustered at the beginning of the test I messed up a series of combinations blocks that I KNOW how to do. Then messed up on the fix for a turn. It was horrible. Our instructor, who also knows we know this stuff was totally confused and like WTF! After that total brain bomb and yes it was a collective screw up the rest of the testing went pretty good.

I gained some good feedback from the blackbelts. And all of them told my instructor to start working with me on how to use my cane as a weapon. How cool is that? So after results this past Monday. Yes. I passed. Whew! I truly believed I’d failed that test, but there’s a lot of work we need to do before the next test, which is a color change to green. I’m not afraid of putting in the work. I love Karate and after seeing what those green belts can do. I’m ready to kick some butt!

Until next time, Indulge Your Inner Desires

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A day in the life of a romance writer

new promo pictureI know it seems as if my glamorous life as a published author should go like this…

Assistant awakes me at 9:00. The harsh light of day is so inelegant, but one must sacrifice for one’s art. Bubble bath, reading reviews clipped by assistant. Breakfast — eggs Benedict, toast with the crusts removed, mimosa. Dress in satin and jewels. Sit on couch with Poochie to dictate new pages to assistant. Linger lovingly on the “hero’s purple arrow of love.”

This is more like reality.

Wake at 9:00. Curse self. Told myself I’d get up at 6:00 or 7:00. Bath, reading RT. Convinced everyone else in the world is doing better than I am. Dress in grubbies. Feed the stray cat that lives in the backyard. Check squashes for blossoms. Pollinate female flower with male flower– the most titillation I’ll get all day. Breakfast = coffee. Make bed, exactly half of all the housework I’ll do today.

Power up computer, read e-mail. More confirmation everyone else is doing better than I am. Check blog schedule. Groan. What to talk about again? Tweet. Check Facebook. Curse Pinterest because I can’t get my latest cover to upload. Tweet some more.

Check author page on Amazon. Add new book. Delete book about antique spittoons by someone with a similar name. Try to get the blog on author page to work…again. Search among FAQs for help and find none. Add tags for new book. Check rankings. Sigh. Check new 1 star review. Tweet about funny review.

Realize it’s after noon and I haven’t eaten. Decide on sandwich and find no bread. Go to grocery store. Mumble dialogue to self in soups aisle. Return home to find only cheese for sandwich. Make grilled cheese.

Take all electronics..netbook, Alpha Smart, cell phone, and Nook…yard20010004outside to get some writing done. Feed cat. Realize garbage pickup is tomorrow. Haul garbage outside to bins and take to curb. Return to writing. Turn on Nook and play Angry Birds. Check time: 2:00 pm, and I haven’t written a word.

Pound frantically on Alpha Smart. Must do 1,666 words today. Try not to edit as I write. Pray I don’t include something like “hero’s purple arrow of love.”

4:00. Still 539 words to write. Get beer.

5:00 Finish beer and pages and go inside. Cat won’t let me back into the house unless I feed her. Go to computer and upload new pages. Read e-mail. Check rankings on new book. Proof positive everyone else is doing better than I am. Write plaintive e-mail to loops about “woe is me.” Tweet.

Go to make dinner. Discover dishes from last night. Wash dishes…the other half of the housework I’ll do today. Figure out what to make for dinner. Find only pasta and canned chili. Use chili as pasta sauce. Find more of the cheese. Grate same and put on top. Open bottle of wine.

Eat dinner. Settle in front of TV. Watch CSI: Miami. Or New York, who can tell? Or Milwaukee. Play Angry Birds. Give up on CSI and put old movie into DVD player. Fall asleep in front of TV.

Midnight. Get up, turn off DVD and TV. Go to bed.


BTW, folks.  If you’d like a copy of my Regency romance, you can nominate it to be published by Kindle Scout.  If the book wins, everyone who nominated it gets a free copy

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