Sunday, June 27, 2010

Spiritwalker Book Cover

Anastasia Rabiyah just completed the book cover for Spiritwalker this morning. All I can say is, wow! Jimmy Thomas is looking good, as always. Both models are absolutely gorgeous, and make an awesome Vivian and Magnus, wouldn't you agree??   ; )



Saturday, June 26, 2010

New Contract ~ My Serbian Wolf

Happy Saturday everyone. So glad the weekend is finally here. This gives me a chance to do some writing and a few much needed things in the home. LOL

My Serbian Wolf is a very spicy interracial erotic romance that was contracted Thursday by Amira Press. I'm awaiting edits for this story and hope it will be released around the end of June, or maybe beginning of August. Below is a short blurb.


Niko sacrificed himself once for the sake of his pack, but will he discover another lesson of self sacrifice that may release him from his spiritual imprisonment?

Centuries later, he discovers his life mate, Rebecca, the one who can make him whole once again. For Niko and Rebecca, a second chance at love is just a breath away.

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I'm excited about this story, and I hope you will enjoy it. I'm seriously jonesing for some coffee now, I'm off to brew some.  ; )


Ck

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

~ * Free Read ~ * Blind Passion ~ Now Available * ~

Happy Wednesday, I hope everyone is staying cool in this humidity. The first part of Blind Passion has been posted on the Random Acts of Sex and Romance Blog, and is an interracial erotic romance story. I hope you enjoy.

Have a great day...

http://randomactssexromance.blogspot.com/2010/06/blind-passion-adult-content.html



http://marykay.com/rrochelle1

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

New Contract ~ Spiritwalker

Sugar and Spice Press just contracted Spiritwalker today. This story was written back in September 09, and was once a free read. At the time, it was 1,500 words, which I had to trim down to 1,000. Well, there was so much to tell of Magnus and Vivian's tale and the story was expanded on a few months ago. Below is a short blurb. This story is an interracial erotic romance.

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Things can’t get much better for Vivian Patterson. At the ripe ole age of thirty-eight, life is better than ever. She’s got an excellent job, looks that kill, and a smokin hot bod. Oh she also has a loving, faithful boyfriend who sends her blood pressure skyrocketing through the roof. She couldn’t ask for anything more, right?


Magnus Abernethy, Vivian’s boyfriend is all any woman could ever want in a man. He is handsome as hell, has an adorable personality, and willing to go that extra mile to please his woman. Magnus is the total package. There is just one problem with this relationship. Magnus is a spirit, trapped within another realm….

This situation was never a problem for Vivian, but she discovers as time moves on, she craves him to be flesh and blood, forever, not just for an entire evening.

Can Vivian and Magnus overcome a witch’s cruel curse, and carry on through life, the way it was intended, or will the menacing dark force from their past threaten any happiness that may be in the stars for them?

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There is a contest in the making. The prizes will consist of sterling silver Silpada jewelry and bath & body products from Mary Kay.


Ciao

Friday, June 11, 2010

Author In The Spotlight ~ Nichelle Gregory

CK:  Hello Folks! Please give a warm welcome to Nichelle Gregory.  

NG:  Hey, Charisma!

CK:  Hey Nichelle! I’ve had the pleasure of conversing with you via email, and I find you very interesting, as a person and a author. Please tell us when you launched your writing career.

NG: Well, officially two years ago. Like most writers, I've always been drawn to writing, but it wasn't until two summers ago that I actually decided to pursue becoming an author.

CK:  I hear you. Where do you come up with some of the awesome stories you create? 

NG:  I get ideas from so many different places. I'm a musician and a vocalist and I LOVE all kinds of music. Songs influence me all the time. Art, photography, dreams, and of course people really get my muse whispering ideas in my head too. Before I became serious about writing, I was a voracious reader. I love all kinds of books from horror, erotica, romance, and autobiographies and I've gotten ideas based off snippets of something I've read too, usually after I've asked the question: "Now, what would have happened if the heroine did this or that..." I still love reading, but my writing has taken every available moment I have, but I hardly go to bed without reading something!

CK:  Wow, I wish I could say I hardly go to bed without reading something. I’m seriously lacking time in that department. Now, where did you submit your first story?

NG:  I submitted my first short story, The Enchanted Flute to Noble Romance Publishing in September and was over the moon it published in November!
CK:  It’s an amazing high when you receive that first publishing contract! How do you fit writing into your busy schedule?

NG:  *sigh* I'm a busy mommy/wife and my days are busy. I look forward to bedtime and the freedom to write uninterrupted...usually until about 1 a.m.

CK:  What are the pros and cons of being a published author?

NG:  Well, the number one pro is being published and finally getting to share your stories with the world. Becoming a published author proved to me that writing is what I'm supposed to be doing and that I can do this.  The sky is the limit...that and finding the time to complete my WIP's.

One con would be that the publishing world is subjective like many things in life and what you think is a perfectly told tale may be poorly received by some. Also, becoming published is just the beginning of getting your work out to the masses and there is so much more you need to do besides just write to become a best-selling author. These are the things I didn't even know to think about as a newbie author. Luckily, I've found a wealth of resources and suggestions from many writer friends on social net-working sites and through the fabulous collection of writers at Noble Romance Publishing!

CK:  Please, tell us about your most recent project.

NG:  I'm so excited to share news about my new contemporary erotic romance, Lovin' Leela, recently picked up by Total E-Bound Publishing! Here's the blurb:
Leela Monroe has had just about enough of the loud music and desperate cries of passion keeping her up all night thanks to her new neighbor next door. Ready to give him a piece of her mind, she's distracted from her complaints when Sam answers the door, throwing her off guard with his sexy smile and into a state of unyielding longing. She gives into the hot chemistry between them, enjoying sex for the first time in her life, but can a relationship based on pleasure truly amount to anything more?

Coming Oct. 4th!

CK:  Congratulations on the new contract. I wish you many sales! Please share one of your stories with us. In particular, The Gingerbread Tryst! I read this story, and I must say I enjoyed it tremendously. What sparked your desire to create an amusing, sexy read?


NG: Thanks, Charisma, I'm thrilled you enjoyed it! I love fairy tales and I've always loved The Gingerbread Man story. I've got an over active imagination and when the idea of a delicious cookie turning into a sexy flesh and blood man popped into my mind, I knew it was too decadently naughty to pass up! Out of all of my erotic fairy tales this one was the most fun to write.

Rapunzel's Release was the most challenging and I think the most rewarding work for me as an author to date. This moving, sensual tale flowed from beginning to end and the characters practically begged me to write their story shortly after finishing The Gingerbread Tryst.
  

CK:  I can't wait to see the magic you spun on Rapunzel's Release. Where do you see yourself two years from now?

NG:  Good question. Writing, editing and hopefully branching out in the publishing world, I've got a lot of hot stories to tell!


CK:  Well, I can’t wait to read them, someday. LOL What are your hobbies?

NG:  Music, singing, art, photography, reading, and of course baking!

CK:  How do you unwind?

NG:  Depends on my day, but often laughing with my husband.

CK:  Do you mold your characters strictly from imagination or from those you cross paths with in everyday life?

NG: Strictly from imagination, seriously, I haven't met any gingerbread cookie hotties.  J

CK:  Ha Ha! What are your favorite paranormal creatures, if any? Pick two please.

NG: Mermaids and the Phoenix

CK:  Where can you be found on the internet?


Read Excerpts for all three of my erotic fairy tales here: http://www.nobleromance.com/BrowseListing.aspx?author=64


CK:  Nichelle Gregory, thank you so much for sharing. It was awesome having you here today!

NG:  Charisma, it was my pleasure! Thanks for having me!  

Thursday, June 3, 2010

~Author Spotlight on Roxanne Rhoads~

Thanks for having me here today. As a thank you I would like to offer one reader a pdf copy of Dark Tales Digest which features "Cemetery Seduction".


In “Cemetery Seduction” Abby, a half witch, half vampire whose powers go awry in a club, has to run, afraid that the Others, who are policing all human/magick interaction, might put her in jail. She ends up in a cemetery, jumps behind a bush… and lands right on top of a very sexy ghost hunter.

A short excerpt can be read at: http://www.midnightshowcase.com/midnight/DarkTales.htm

To win just leave a comment on this post. Thanks.

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Q: To begin, please share which genre(s) you write in…

A: I write in a couple: erotic romance, erotica, and paranormal erotic romance and erotica, mostly paranormal but some contemporaries too.


Q: How long did you write before you received your first contract for publication?

A: I’ve been writing since I could hold a pencil or pen in my hand but I didn’t start doing it as work until 2005 and one of my first stories was accepted for publication in Playgirl Magazine then I received a contract for another story in ebook form through Midnight Showcase. Since then I’ve been published in magazines, anthologies both print and ebook, and in several of my own short ebook and print books.


Q: Out of all the stories you’ve written, which is your favorite?

A: Eternal Desire, a paranormal erotic vampire romance set in New Orleans during Halloween


Q: Do you need to be in a specific place or atmosphere before the words flow?

A: Sometimes words and ideas will pop up anywhere at any time, but when I work I force them to come to at least get some words on the page. I have learned that once I get the words coming the story will usually take off on its own.


Q: What’s the strangest source of inspiration you’ve found for a story?

A: Driving by a cemetery wondering about writing a sex scene in a cemetery, actually wondering if it could be done tastefully.


Now I have two upcoming stories that feature sex in a cemetery. “Cemetery Seduction” which will be out in May through Midnight Showcase in the Dark Tales Digest and “A Halloween to Remember” which will be out in September 2010 through Excessica Publishing.


Q: If you could offer one tidbit of information for new writers, what would it be?

A: Network, network, network. Sometimes it really is about who you know. Connections are everything in any business and especially in the publishing world.


Q: Do you have an evil day job or do you write full time?

A: I have three evil kids which are my day job. LOL. No, I am a work at home mom writing full time in between doctor appointments, school musicals, playgroups, grocery shopping, etc.


Q: Name one thing readers would be surprised to learn about you.

A: I can pick things up with my toes. It’s a weird talent but I have always been able to do it. My mom has pictures of em as a baby picking things up and holding them with my feet.


Q: What’s your favorite dirty word?

A: Well I cuss like a trucker when I am angry or in pain (like if I stub my toe) and the word that comes out most is fuck but if you want to talk dirty sexy, I love “cock”. It’s so manly and sexy compared to dick, penis, etc. Cock just makes me think og a big, thick, well endowed man.


Q: Do you have any tattoos or piercings?

A: One tattoo that is supposed to be a rose but looks more like a piece of bubblegum stuck on a pot leaf. Someday I hope to get it covered with a dragon. I have a thing for dragons since I was born in the year of the Dragon plus they just appeal to me.


Q: If you could be intimate with three people (not necessarily all at one time *g*) without getting in trouble with your significant other, who would they be?

A: Tom Welling, Tom Welling and Tom Welling. LOL. OK if you want 3 different people: Tom Welling, Adrian Paul, and Ian Somerhalder.


Q: If you won the lottery tomorrow, what would you spend the money on?

A: I would pay off my mortgage and all my other bills (and my mom’s), set up my kids with trust funds, go buy a huge piece of land and build a new house and while the house was being built take a nice long vacation.


Q: Which household chore do you abhor and why?

A: I really hate to cook. And the sad thing is that I’m not bad at it I just don’t like doing it. My mom worked two jobs and I took over as “housewife”, grocery shopping chef when I was like 12. So I’ve had to do it for a long time and I just really hate it. If I was really rich I would get a cook before I got a housekeeper.


Q: What’s your favorite comfort food?

A: Shredded hash browns covered in melted cheddar made by my darling hubby or cheesy potato soup made by my mom (yes I am an Irish American potato loving girl)


Q: Do you have a favorite book or movie?

A: Too many to name though I am a sucker for fairy tales and love Ever After with Drew Barrymore and of course Under the Tuscan Sun with Diane Lane.


Q: If you don’t mind sharing, would you tell us about your latest work in progress?

A: I have so many- a werewolf tale set during the holidays, a vampire/witch story, a witch just realizing she’s a witch tale…


Q: In closing, tell us a bit about your latest release (& share a yummy excerpt for those who aren’t yet familiar with your work)

A: Well it’s not my latest but is my favorite, Eternal Desire available in ebook at http://www.eternalpress.biz/people.php?author=349 and in print at Amazon.com


Blurb:


Liz Beth, a paranormal researcher, is haunted by the seductive vampire, Quillon, who may or may not be real. She arrives in New Orleans the week of Halloween to search for the elusive vampire of her dreams and instead encounters a handsome stranger, Christien, with whom she begins a passionate affair with.

Soon she is torn between her dream lover and a flesh and blood man, both of whom are a mystery to her. The closer it gets to Halloween the wilder things become. LizBeth gets closer to the truth about Quillon while Christien has her under his own spell.

Will all be revealed at the Vampyre Ball or will the masks stay in place?

In New Orleans at Halloween anything is possible.


Excerpt

Cool hands moved over my breasts, teasing my nipples to erection. A warm mouth closed over one of the nipples. I felt sharp teeth graze the tender flesh. Warm sensations flooded my body as the cool hands moved between my legs. My nether lips were parted, and a finger plunged inside me. The finger probed my pussy as a thumb rubbed my clit, urging me to climax. I spread my legs wide as another finger, then another, stretched me wide open. Full lips trailed sensual kisses down my neck, then teeth began to nibble at the soft flesh of my throat. Suddenly, sharp fangs pierced my skin.


I woke up drenched in sweat and trembling from an orgasm. My pussy was swollen and sore; my throat burned where the dream fangs had sunken in. I’d had many dreams of Quillon in the past, but never like that. They had never been so intensely sexual. Before, they were always soft and full of shadows, just hinting at desire. This one was downright erotic and left me aching for more than just his fingers inside me.

The dream stayed with me all day. Quillon’s shadowy figure floated through my mind, making it hard to concentrate on anything but him. He stirred something in me no human was capable of, except… Christien. My thoughts suddenly shifted from Quillon to my seductive stranger.

CK: That was an extremely hott excerpt, thanks for sharing!

Readers can find me at:


http://fang-tasticbooks.blogspot.com/

http://roxannesrealm.blogspot.com/

Occasionally I review for NightOwlRomance and I write a monthly column for Night Owl Reviews Magazine.

I also drop in to http://vampchix.blogspot.com/ at least once a month (or I try to)