Six Sentence Sunday: Dream Vacation part 2

September 16, 2012 in Blog Meme

This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series Foreign Affairs

 Welcome back to Six Sentence Sunday!

This week I’m sharing from my short story, Dream Vacation, which is part of the Turquoise Morning Press anthology, Foreign Affairs. This book came out in digital last month, and just released in print. Woohoo!

My contribution to the anthology is the story of online friends discovering they’ve each been holding a torch for the other for quite a while. Since the theme of the book is hot foreign men, it only seemed right that my hero, Luc, was from Paris. I might should have mentioned last week that Naomi and Luc met via an online weight loss forum, thus the comments about weight and body transformation are, on both sides, victorious rather than derogatory.

In last week’s share, Luc is getting his first in person look at his friend. He’s still admiring her.

Now, the weight had fallen away to reveal perfect curves. She wore a conservative, white dress with a full skirt that went to her knees and a blue sweater. She didn’t try to tempt, but she was his reason for being in Mexico.

“Luc?”

He shook his head. “Oui, pardon.”

You can read more about the anthology and get a bigger excerpt here. You can also purchase the anthology in digital from the TMP website, Barnes and Noble or Amazon.

Six Sentence Sunday: Dream Vacation part 1

September 9, 2012 in Blog Meme

This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series Foreign Affairs

 Welcome back to Six Sentence Sunday!

This week I’m sharing my first snippet from my short story, Dream Vacation, which is part of the Turquoise Morning Press anthology, Foreign Affairs. This book came out in digital last month, and print this week. Woohoo!

My contribution to the anthology is the story of online friends discovering they’ve each been holding a torch for the other for quite a while. Since the theme of the book is hot foreign men, it only seemed right that my hero, Luc, was from Paris.

So without any further ado, here is my offering for this Sunday.

The bathroom door opened.

“Ready.”

He turned and stopped. It was hard to see the woman in the photographs she’d posted in her Journey Journal from when they’d first met. She’d been beautiful even then. The way she looked into the camera invited you to smile along with her. It was what had first drawn him to her.

You can read more about the anthology and get a bigger excerpt here. You can also purchase the anthology in digital from the TMP website, Barnes and Noble or Amazon.

Six Sentence Sunday: Under His Skin

September 2, 2012 in Blog Meme

This entry is part 13 of 13 in the series Under His Skin

 Welcome back to Six sentence Sunday! I’m doing the last share from my July release, Under His Skin. This book is part of the Ellora’s Cave Pricked series, and is the first book in what I hope will be a really cool series all about a team of tattoo artists. Check back for more information about the book and the rest of the series!

Our heroine, Pandora, is getting ready for a tattoo competition and has just had a verbal confrontation with the man you might consider her arch-nemesis.

How had she endured being engaged to him? The memories alone had a cold sweat breaking out along her hairline and down her spine.

She rubbed her fingers over the scars on her left palm. She’d been weak once. Never again.

“Dude, you’ve got balls.” Kellie’s voice brought her out of the dark memories.

And that’s it. Tune in next week when I’ll begin a short series of shares from my contribution to an anthology featuring hot foreign guys!

You can pre-order Under His Skin at Amazon and Barnes & Noble, or go pick it up at Ellora’s Cave. I just got news that it will be up for purchase in print sometime in October!!!

A woman who doesn’t believe she deserves love…

Toe-curling kisses and enough sex to fill a weekend were all Pandora wanted from a fling with her teenage crush. She’s never forgotten how he played the knight in shining armor to her damsel in distress. She’s ready to say thank you in several naughty ways, so long as she can walk away when it’s over with her heart intact.

A man moving on from tragedy…

Brian has no intention of allowing the feisty tattoo artist to leave him after one taste. He hasn’t had enough of her inked curves. The packaging might have changed, but Pandy is the woman he hasn’t been able to excise from his memory. He’s ready to put together a new life, one that includes her. But he’s not the only one vying for her attention. Someone else wants her, dead or alive.

If you would like to check out the rest of the Six Sentence crowd, visit the official website at SixSunday.com.

Six Sentence Sunday: Under His Skin

August 26, 2012 in Blog Meme

This entry is part 11 of 13 in the series Under His Skin

 Welcome back to Six sentence Sunday! I’m sharing from my recent release, Under His Skin. This book is part of the Ellora’s Cave Pricked series, and is the first book in what I hope will be a really cool series all about a team of tattoo artists. Check back for more information about the book and the rest of the series!

Our heroine, Pandora, is getting ready for a tattoo competition and an unwelcome blast from the past.

She didn’t know if she wanted to throw something at him or run away and hide. “Fuck you, Rob.”

“You already did.” He winked at her and strode off through the crowd.

Taking a deep breath, she released her death grip on Kellie’s chair, not sure when she’d grabbed it in the first place. She would never go back to being Robert’s shop bitch, and she would die before she took his engagement ring back. It was a promise she’d made herself.

And that’s the share this week.

You can pre-order Under His Skin at Amazon and Barnes & Noble, or go pick it up at Ellora’s Cave on July 20th.

A woman who doesn’t believe she deserves love…

Toe-curling kisses and enough sex to fill a weekend were all Pandora wanted from a fling with her teenage crush. She’s never forgotten how he played the knight in shining armor to her damsel in distress. She’s ready to say thank you in several naughty ways, so long as she can walk away when it’s over with her heart intact.

A man moving on from tragedy…

Brian has no intention of allowing the feisty tattoo artist to leave him after one taste. He hasn’t had enough of her inked curves. The packaging might have changed, but Pandy is the woman he hasn’t been able to excise from his memory. He’s ready to put together a new life, one that includes her. But he’s not the only one vying for her attention. Someone else wants her, dead or alive.

If you would like to check out the rest of the Six Sentence crowd, visit the official website at SixSunday.com.

Six Sentence Sunday: Under His Skin

August 19, 2012 in Blog Meme

This entry is part 10 of 13 in the series Under His Skin

 Welcome back to Six sentence Sunday! I’m sharing from my recent release, Under His Skin. This book is part of the Ellora’s Cave Pricked series, and is the first book in what I hope will be a really cool series all about a team of tattoo artists. Check back for more information about the book and the rest of the series!

Our heroine, Pandora, is getting ready for a tattoo competition and an unwelcome blast from the past is ready for a little trash talk.

Behind her, the two tattoo machines stilled. Autumn sat frozen on their front display table, her skirt hiked up enough to show off the top of her stockings.

“Show me up?” Robert laughed and slapped his thigh. “That’s a good one, little girl. Do yourself a favor and come back to being my shop girl. Maybe I’ll let you climb my ladder.” He leered at her, and it was all she could do not to flinch away from the imagined caress.

And that’s the share this week.

You can pre-order Under His Skin at Amazon and Barnes & Noble, or go pick it up at Ellora’s Cave on July 20th.

A woman who doesn’t believe she deserves love…

Toe-curling kisses and enough sex to fill a weekend were all Pandora wanted from a fling with her teenage crush. She’s never forgotten how he played the knight in shining armor to her damsel in distress. She’s ready to say thank you in several naughty ways, so long as she can walk away when it’s over with her heart intact.

A man moving on from tragedy…

Brian has no intention of allowing the feisty tattoo artist to leave him after one taste. He hasn’t had enough of her inked curves. The packaging might have changed, but Pandy is the woman he hasn’t been able to excise from his memory. He’s ready to put together a new life, one that includes her. But he’s not the only one vying for her attention. Someone else wants her, dead or alive.

If you would like to check out the rest of the Six Sentence crowd, visit the official website at SixSunday.com.

Six Sentence Sunday: Under His Skin

August 12, 2012 in Blog Meme

This entry is part 10 of 13 in the series Under His Skin

 Welcome back to Six sentence Sunday! I’m sharing from my recent release, Under His Skin. This book is part of the Ellora’s Cave Pricked series, and is the first book in what I hope will be a really cool series all about a team of tattoo artists. Check back for more information about the book and the rest of the series!

Our heroine, Pandora, has arrived at the booth for the shop she works for at a tattoo convention, and is getting ready for a tattoo competition, only she’s second guessing herself.

Inside she panicked. She had an hour before they set up their machines on the stage. An hour and a half before they selected their clients and did consultations. Two hours before they were supposed to begin drawing and inking the tattoos. She still had an hour to back out.

“Going to drop out, Pandora?”

And that’s the share this week.

You can pre-order Under His Skin at Amazon and Barnes & Noble, or go pick it up at Ellora’s Cave on July 20th.

A woman who doesn’t believe she deserves love…

Toe-curling kisses and enough sex to fill a weekend were all Pandora wanted from a fling with her teenage crush. She’s never forgotten how he played the knight in shining armor to her damsel in distress. She’s ready to say thank you in several naughty ways, so long as she can walk away when it’s over with her heart intact.

A man moving on from tragedy…

Brian has no intention of allowing the feisty tattoo artist to leave him after one taste. He hasn’t had enough of her inked curves. The packaging might have changed, but Pandy is the woman he hasn’t been able to excise from his memory. He’s ready to put together a new life, one that includes her. But he’s not the only one vying for her attention. Someone else wants her, dead or alive.

If you would like to check out the rest of the Six Sentence crowd, visit the official website at SixSunday.com.

Six Sentence Sunday: Under His Skin

August 5, 2012 in Blog Meme

This entry is part 9 of 13 in the series Under His Skin

 Welcome back to Six sentence Sunday! I’m sharing from my recent release, Under His Skin. This book is part of the Ellora’s Cave Pricked series, and is the first book in what I hope will be a really cool series all about a team of tattoo artists. Check back for more information about the book and the rest of the series!

Our heroine, Pandora, has arrived at the booth for the shop she works for at a tattoo convention, but she’s not going to have quite as much time to relax as she thought she would.

“Pandora Hatley?”

She turned, eyeing the man sporting a Staff shirt and clipboard. Her blood pressure had to be through the roof by now. “Yeah?”

“We’re getting everyone together in the green room.” He motioned over his shoulder. “Come with me?”

And that’s the share this week.

You can pre-order Under His Skin at Amazon and Barnes & Noble, or go pick it up at Ellora’s Cave on July 20th.

A woman who doesn’t believe she deserves love…

Toe-curling kisses and enough sex to fill a weekend were all Pandora wanted from a fling with her teenage crush. She’s never forgotten how he played the knight in shining armor to her damsel in distress. She’s ready to say thank you in several naughty ways, so long as she can walk away when it’s over with her heart intact.

A man moving on from tragedy…

Brian has no intention of allowing the feisty tattoo artist to leave him after one taste. He hasn’t had enough of her inked curves. The packaging might have changed, but Pandy is the woman he hasn’t been able to excise from his memory. He’s ready to put together a new life, one that includes her. But he’s not the only one vying for her attention. Someone else wants her, dead or alive.

If you would like to check out the rest of the Six Sentence crowd, visit the official website at SixSunday.com.

Six Sentence Sunday: Under His Skin

July 29, 2012 in Blog Meme

This entry is part 8 of 13 in the series Under His Skin

 Welcome back to Six sentence Sunday! I’m sharing from my July release, Under His Skin. This book is part of the Ellora’s Cave Pricked series, and is the first book in what I hope will be a really cool series all about a team of tattoo artists. Check back for more information about the book and the rest of the series!

I love scruff!! And I can’t tell for certain, but it looks like his sleeve is traditional Japanese theme. The fly is so random though!!

Our heroine, Pandora, has arrived at the booth for the shop she works for at a tattoo convention. Her co-workers are trying to ask about a very big event coming up, but everyone is getting under foot.

(Kellie) She glanced toward Pandora and grinned. “Organizer came by asking for you. I told him you were in the bathroom throwing up.”

“Ugh, you’re a bitch, Kellie,” she said without any feeling. Her palms were sweaty and she had been feeling nauseous. She rubbed her hands on her jeans and tried to clear her mind. This was her time to shine. To show everyone she could tattoo.

And that’s the share this week.

You can pre-order Under His Skin at Amazon and Barnes & Noble, or go pick it up at Ellora’s Cave on July 20th.

A woman who doesn’t believe she deserves love…

Toe-curling kisses and enough sex to fill a weekend were all Pandora wanted from a fling with her teenage crush. She’s never forgotten how he played the knight in shining armor to her damsel in distress. She’s ready to say thank you in several naughty ways, so long as she can walk away when it’s over with her heart intact.

A man moving on from tragedy…

Brian has no intention of allowing the feisty tattoo artist to leave him after one taste. He hasn’t had enough of her inked curves. The packaging might have changed, but Pandy is the woman he hasn’t been able to excise from his memory. He’s ready to put together a new life, one that includes her. But he’s not the only one vying for her attention. Someone else wants her, dead or alive.

If you would like to check out the rest of the Six Sentence crowd, visit the official website at SixSunday.com.

Six Sentence Sunday: Under His Skin

July 22, 2012 in Blog Meme

This entry is part 7 of 13 in the series Under His Skin

 Welcome back to Six sentence Sunday! I’m sharing from my July release, Under His Skin. This book is part of the Ellora’s Cave Pricked series, and is the first book in what I hope will be a really cool series all about a team of tattoo artists. Check back for more information about the book and the rest of the series!

I’m suspending my use of pictures of hot guys, namely because of this article by Roni Loren wherein she details how she was sued for using a picture she found online using google to search for images like many of us do. I’ll build up a stock library for future use, but for the time being there won’t be any more man candy. 

Our heroine, Pandora, has arrived at the booth for the shop she works for at a tattoo convention. Her co-workers are trying to ask about a very big event coming up, but everyone is getting under foot.

The co-owners of the shop glanced up as one and nodded. She couldn’t even fake an interest in the back piece they were doing. Again she wondered why she’d entered.

“How much time do you have?” Autumn leaned over Kellie’s shoulder to get a glimpse of the vivid mural coming to life under their fingertips.

“Back off.” Kellie elbowed Autumn in the hip playfully.

And that’s the share this week.

You can buy Under His Skin today! It released on the 20th, and I’m super excited. It is up at Amazon and Barnes & Noble, or go pick it up at Ellora’s Cave.

A woman who doesn’t believe she deserves love…

Toe-curling kisses and enough sex to fill a weekend were all Pandora wanted from a fling with her teenage crush. She’s never forgotten how he played the knight in shining armor to her damsel in distress. She’s ready to say thank you in several naughty ways, so long as she can walk away when it’s over with her heart intact.

A man moving on from tragedy…

Brian has no intention of allowing the feisty tattoo artist to leave him after one taste. He hasn’t had enough of her inked curves. The packaging might have changed, but Pandy is the woman he hasn’t been able to excise from his memory. He’s ready to put together a new life, one that includes her. But he’s not the only one vying for her attention. Someone else wants her, dead or alive.

If you would like to check out the rest of the Six Sentence crowd, visit the official website at SixSunday.com.

Six Sentence Sunday: Under His Skin

July 15, 2012 in Blog Meme

This entry is part 6 of 13 in the series Under His Skin

Quick contest reminder, you can still enter my giveaway from yesterday! 

Welcome back to Six sentence Sunday! I’m sharing from my July release, Under His Skin. This book is part of the Ellora’s Cave Pricked series, and is the first book in what I hope will be a really cool series all about a team of tattoo artists. Check back for more information about the book and the rest of the series!

I kinda wonder if this dude is for real. Between the awesome dragon art and those abs?

Our heroine, Pandora, has arrived at a tattoo convention and is finally showing up at the booth for the shop she works at.

She paused outside their booth. A hand-painted banner displayed the shop logo, a classic pin-up astride a tattoo machine. There was enough room inside the partitioned-off space for two stations. Currently Mary and Kellie were tag teaming a client. Mary worked the outline and the darker shading while Kellie came behind her with color. There could be only one person they’d work on together, a regular client by the name of Jerry.

And that’s the share this week.

You can pre-order Under His Skin at Amazon and Barnes & Noble, or go pick it up at Ellora’s Cave on July 20th.

A woman who doesn’t believe she deserves love…

Toe-curling kisses and enough sex to fill a weekend were all Pandora wanted from a fling with her teenage crush. She’s never forgotten how he played the knight in shining armor to her damsel in distress. She’s ready to say thank you in several naughty ways, so long as she can walk away when it’s over with her heart intact.

A man moving on from tragedy…

Brian has no intention of allowing the feisty tattoo artist to leave him after one taste. He hasn’t had enough of her inked curves. The packaging might have changed, but Pandy is the woman he hasn’t been able to excise from his memory. He’s ready to put together a new life, one that includes her. But he’s not the only one vying for her attention. Someone else wants her, dead or alive.

If you would like to check out the rest of the Six Sentence crowd, visit the official website at SixSunday.com.