I’m featured over at April’s blog today. Hop on over check out the interview. :)
I’m featured over at April’s blog today. Hop on over check out the interview. :)
Good morning ladies and gents. For this weeks theme is about our beloved heroines, and how they go above and beyond all for the name of love.
I’ve selected the following snippet from my debut erotic historical romance Scandal at Vauxhall. I hope you enjoy it.
Damnation! Of all the men to drive her to distraction. Only six months had passed since her husband’s death. Their connection was a scandalous one, and no matter how she tried to imagine things working out in the end, the situation would not resolve amiably. Either she would be exiled from the haute ton, or Nathaniel would be cast out from the House of Lords. Inevitably, their dalliance would have to stop, quickly and quietly.
For more information on this short and sexy read, Scandal at Vauxhall is now available where most ebooks are sold. If you use a Kobo or Apple product to read ebooks, the Epub version is available at Secret Cravings Publishing, Smashwords, or All Romance ebooks. If you would much rather prefer reading paperbacks, get all three books in this series in the anthology Scandalous Affairs here:
Amazon (Canada): http://www.amazon.ca/Scandalous-Affair-Layna-Pimentel/dp/1631052543
McNally Robinson (Canada) http://www.mcnallyrobinson.com/9781631052545/layna-pimentel/scandalous-affair?blnBKM=1#.U7WRgPldUYM
Well, that’s it for me this week, so be sure to visit the other entries in this weeks hop at: http://mysexysaturday.blogspot.com
To Marry a Scottish Laird
An English Bride in Scottland #2
By: Lynsay Sands
Releasing June 24th, 2014
New York Times bestselling author Lynsay Sands returns to the Highlands of Scotland in her hottest new historical romance yet!
Highlander Campbell Sinclair is no stranger to battle, so when he sees a lad attacked by bandits, he jumps into the fray. He didn’t count on being stabbed. Grateful to the boy for nursing him back to health, Cam offers to accompany Jo safely to his destination. But when he accidentally comes across the lad bathing in the river, Cam discovers that Jo is actually Joan . . . with the most sinful of curves.
Joan promised her mother that she would deliver a scroll to the clan MacKay. But traveling alone is dangerous, even disguised as a boy. When a Scottish warrior lends his aid, she is more than relieved . . . until he surprises her with lingering kisses and caresses that prove her disguise hasn’t fooled him. As their passion ignites, will the secrets of the scroll force a wedding . . . and lead to a love she’s never known?
Cam heard the trouble on the trail ahead before he saw it. The screams made him instinctively slow his horse as he rounded the bend, but when he saw a young boy being held by the scruff of his shirt and beaten by a big bull of a man, Cam reached for his sword and spurred his horse to move faster. A heartbeat later he’d reached the pair.
The thud of his boots hitting the ground made the assailant glance around, just in time to see Cam’s sword hilt before it slammed into the big oaf’s head. The fellow went down like a stone, unfortunately falling on the boy and landing with enough weight to bring a grunt of pain from the almost insensate lad.
Wincing in sympathy, Campbell used his booted foot to roll the villain off the boy. The moment the man’s weight was removed, the lad opened his swollen and blackening eyes and squinted up uncertainly.
“Yer safe,” Cam said and bent to offer him a hand up.
Instead of taking it, though, the lad glanced past him, swollen eyes widening slightly with horror. Cam instinctively started to straighten, but a blow to his lower back made him stagger. He managed to avoid trampling the lad and regained his footing after a couple of steps, then whirled to confront his assailant.
Assailants, Cam corrected himself grimly as he took note of the three men he now faced. They all had dirty faces and wore ragged clothes. None were as big as the man he’d knocked out, but they were not small either, and each had a different weapon. The bald man on the left held a club, the one with long dark hair on the right held a rusty old sword, and the ginger-haired one in the middle held a knife that was presently dripping with blood.
His blood, Cam realized even as he felt warm liquid begin to trickle down his lower back and leg. He hadn’t been punched in the back, he’d been stabbed.
Lynsay Sands is the nationally bestselling author of the Argeneau/Rogue Hunter vampire series, as well as numerous historicals and anthologies. She’s been writing stories since grade school and considers herself incredibly lucky to be able to make a career out of it. Her hope is that readers can get away from their everyday stress through her stories, and if there are occasional uncontrollable fits of laughter, that’s just a big bonus.
Well…I think for this week I will pimp out one of my all time favorite characters. Here’s a snippet from Stay With Me, my debut contemporary with some light kink. ;-)
“Pet, do you doubt I know what’s best for you?”
She snorted in contempt. “Sir, you only met me thirty minutes ago. How could you possibly know anything about me, other than the fact that I’m here when I shouldn’t be?”
Just give me time, sweetheart, and I’ll know everything I need to. Alex put up his hands and nodded. “While that may be true, the curiosity in your gaze does give away your interest. It’s that interest that’s keeping you safe from the hands of any of the other Doms here tonight. Indulge my curiosity for a moment, if you will. You mentioned briefly to Poppy your interest in the lifestyle. Is it true that you asked if Brian had any available friends?”
Did the snippet pique your interest? Read more about this novella here.
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So just a few things before all my Canadian readers leave town for the upcoming holiday.
A Gentleman Always Finds Out is on sale right now at All Romance eBooks. After rebate, this quick and sensual short is $2.09. Please help make it a bestseller there. I would be eternally grateful if you could pass on the word too.
->EPIC…My Pleasure Garden Follies series is now in available in a print anthology entitled Scandalous Affairs. I hope you’ll consider picking up a copy. This is my first print book, so I’m hellishly excited. You can purchase it at the following retailers:
Also, Scandal at Vauxhall is now available where all ebooks are sold.
Last but not least, it should come as no surprise that I’ll be self publishing a few titles in the coming the months. I’ll be re-releasing two titles later this year after a few changes have been made, and I’ve got a few other projects on the go. psst…I’ve got quite a few paranormal romances to announce soon too.
I’ve revamped the site these last few weeks, peruse around and check out my Bookshelf/Coming Soon page, I have a few surprises there.
That’s it for me right now, but stay tuned. You never know what kind of new things I will announce in the coming weeks.
My novellas: Scandal at Vauxhall, A Sinful Education, and Her Deviant Lord are going to be available in print later this month.
If you’re interested in supporting the release, I’ve created a sign up list for bloggers.
I truly help you can help out. I will be bringing extra copies with me in April to sign at the Romancing The Capital convention in Ottawa. Plus, I’m hoping to have two other projects in print by then.
I’ll be sure to keep you posted either way.
Here’s the link to the sign up. Your help getting the word out is very much appreciated.
The Story begins at the end of a three year search for a man known as The Prophet. When FBI agents Rhetia Morgan and Michael Roane close in on his capture they find he is but one of an elite group of people known as The New Brotherhood, a secret society working in the background to insure their survival.
After the Prophet is dead they begin to uncover the plot of a crazy man and his ideals threaten to destroy everything Rhetia and Michael have sworn to protect.
The first book was released in Sept, 2013
Part two of the trilogy continues the story and with the new leadership comes changes. Howard has declared war on the FBI and brings the Brotherhood into the open. They have the money and the power to become the next mafia and to bring our nation to the brink of chaos.
This was released in Feb, 2014
After many battles and betrayals the FBI have managed to break apart the threatening Brotherhood. Only two of the seven ‘sons’ of Richard Holden are still at large, the others are either dead or in jail. Can the two that escaped capture rebuild the Brotherhood. http://store.sweetcravingspublishing.com/index.php?main_page=book_info&cPath=4&products_id=225
About K.J Dahlen
I live in a small town (population495) in Wisconsin. From my deck I can see the Mississippi River on one side and the bluffs, where eagles live and nest on the other side. I live with my husband Dave and dog Sammy. My two children are grown and I have two grandchildren. I love to watch people and that has helped me with my writing. I often use people I watch as characters in my books and I always try to give my characters some of my own values and habits.
I love to create characters and put them in a troubling situation then sit back and let them do all the work. My characters surprise even me at times. At some point in the book they take on a life of their own and the twists and turns they create becomes the story. Of all the stories I could write I found I like mystery/thrillers the best. I like to keep my readers guessing until the very end of the book.
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She can kill with a kiss. But can assassin Tyree also heal one man’s grief, and bring peace to a galaxy threatened by war?
For Tyree of the Su, being an assassin isn’t simply something she was trained for. It’s the sole reason for her existence. A genetically enhanced clone—one of many in Refuge—she’s about to learn her secluded lifestyle, and that of all her kind, is under threat by a race capable of neutralizing their special talents to leave them defenseless.
For Zander D’joren, being a diplomat has not only cost him his appearance, but also the love of his life. Scarred, grieving, he must nonetheless continue in his role as co-delegate to the fearsome Tier-vane or risk a conflict that could only end one way.
Now both of them need to keep each other alive and maintain a perilous deception long enough to renegotiate the treaty with the Tier-vane, or throw their people into a war that could wipe out Terrans and Inc-Su alike. But there’s more at stake than humanity, whether true or modified. Can the love growing between them save them both? Or merely hasten their destruction?
A science fiction romance novella, coming from Breathless Press 25th July.
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A thrill of excitement shivered down her spine as she backed away a few steps with Zander following. He shrugged off his formal outer robes, and for the first time she could appreciate the broad expanse of his chest, the close-fitting fabric stretched over well-defined muscles. It appeared he hadn’t allowed his physique to slacken, despite leaving the Galactic Commission.
“Are you ready?” she asked.
Zander spread his hands in an open gesture to say that he was.
So why is he just standing there like a defunct Manikin instead of poised to fight?
Tyree took her combat position and Zander matched her, just as the Manikin had done. She’d never fought a human in combat practice before. This should be interesting.
She sprang forward and aimed two rapid punches at his face. Zander evaded both with a speed and grace totally out of proportion to his bulk. Her third he blocked with little effort, and she stepped back to reassess her strategy. But only for an instant.
A quick step forward and she lashed upward with her foot, snapping his head back. Zander staggered but didn’t fall. Her second kick failed as he grabbed her ankle and jerked her off balance. She twisted as she dropped and caught him hard in the knee. Zander collapsed. Both rolled aside, and then jumped up to face each other again.
Tyree bit back a laugh as they exchanged blows, each faster than the last. Zander blocked or evaded most, but not all. His skill almost matched hers, yet his defenses were just a fraction too slow. Each move she made tested his reach, his reflexes and his stamina until she could sense him struggling a little.
Time for the kill.
She floored him with a kick to the chest, the full weight of her augmented density behind it, but as she moved in to finish the fight he dove into her. Tyree landed on her back hard enough to drive the breath from her lungs.
Zander had her pinned to the ground. She bucked but couldn’t shift him. The triumphant smile on his face sent rage blazing through her gut. With hardly a whisper, she Misted out and went through him. Golden warmth filled her for a second before she pulled free. Zander pushed to his feet and spun to meet her, but she cranked up her molecular density and punched him hard in the chest. He collapsed, gasping and coughing. In one fluid movement she sat astride him at full density, and the air whumphed out of his lungs. She pinioned his arms with her hands, her face hovering mere centimeters above his.
As her breathing slowed to normal, a huge grin split her face. She’d made a vow to herself to jump him, and she’d done it. Perhaps it was childish, but it warmed her heart.
“Your…reputation…is well deserved,” he gasped.
“You’re not so bad yourself,” she complimented him. He’d fought well, but perhaps not quite with the determination—and certainly not the desperation—of most opponents she’d faced. “For a human.”
“Thank you. Perhaps we could try this again tomorrow?”
Tyree laughed. As much as he could irritate the hell out of her, he was equally amusing. “If you want to spend most of your morning on the floor…”
He gazed up at her with that easy smile, making no effort to struggle. Most humans, without the influence of her pheromones and the distraction of her naked body writhing above theirs, would not have been so trusting. So compliant. She found herself staring at his mouth. What would it be like to kiss him, without the use of her talents? Would it be as satisfying? As sensual? The warmth of him, the firmness of his body beneath hers, sent heat spiraling through her abdomen.
“Perhaps you could let me up now?” His words jerked her from such musings. What the hell was she thinking?
After spending twelve years working as an Analytical Chemist in a Metals and Minerals laboratory, Pippa Jay is now a stay-at-home mum who writes scifi and the supernatural. Somewhere along the way a touch of romance crept into her work and refused to leave. In between torturing her plethora of characters, she spends the odd free moment playing guitar very badly, punishing herself with freestyle street dance, and studying the Dark Side of the Force. Although happily settled in the historical town of Colchester in the UK with her husband of 21 years and three little monsters, she continues to roam the rest of the Universe in her head.
Pippa Jay is a dedicated member of the Science Fiction Romance Brigade, blogging at Spacefreighters Lounge, Adventures in Scifi, and Romancing the Genres. Her works include a YA science fiction novel—Gethyon—published through BURST (Champagne Books), two self-published short stories (Terms & Conditions Apply and The Bones of the Sea), and she’s one of eight authors included in a science fiction romance anthology—Tales from the SFR Brigade. She’s also a double SFR Galaxy Award winner, been a finalist in the Heart of Denver RWA Aspen Gold Contest (3rd place), and the GCC RWA Silken Sands Star Awards (2nd place).
Watch for Lord of Retribution in 2015. I’ve got a whole slew of historical romances lined up for you, and I hope you’re just as excited as I am.
All three books will soon be available in trade paperback. The title of the collection is Scandalous Affairs.
As soon as I have more information, I will post it. But for now, I will leave you with this gorgeous new cover.