Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Angel Mine by Kassanna

One of my favorite authors, Kassanna Dwight is working on a beautiful angel and demons series. Her first book Angel Mine will be out in a few weeks and I can't wait. I've been intrigued with this story since she hired me to design her cover. I'm even more intrigued after reading the excerpt. I want to learn more:


In an act of unselfishness, Julia suffered atrocities only man could inflict on their fellow man. Death was her punishment for a love freely given. Reborn as angel, she now collects the souls of the dying to escort them to heaven. But the pain of her untimely death lingers and on its anniversary she revisits her home, only to relive her shame. 

Uriel saw her over a century ago as she was escorted through the gates of heaven by his brethren Metatron himself. After a while the pull he felt toward her could no longer be denied but even angels have rules and he follows them. Watching, making sure she was safe until his request is approved.

On Christmas Eve he receives word. After a hundred years of silence he could follow through with his plans to make Julia “Angel Mine”
Kassanna is also participating in The Next Big Thing blog hop. Go check her out

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Guest Blogger R. W. Shannon

Good afternoon everyone! Please welcome a good friend and fellow author, R. W. Shannon!


R.W. Shannon is a native of the East Coast but spend six years in the desert before returning. She became a librarian so that she can walk around with her nose in a book without ridicule and also for the free books. When she’s not bellydancing or getting another tattoo, she can be found in the kitchen of her mother’s house until she gets her own.

A member of Romance Writers’ Association and Passionate Ink, she is always at work on another project. In addition to Phaze book, her books can be found at Cobblestone Press and Beautiful Trouble Publishing.
Please check out her website for more information or email her at

Excerpt From Chasing Dawn:

Who could have tripped the silent alarm? The question haunted him. He had double-checked both the alarm and door before leaving.

Maybe it’s Dawn, he joked.

Reaching the shop, Chase inspected the front entrance and plate-glass window, but saw no obvious damage. He unlocked the door and pushed it open. A red light flashed on the security panel, indicating the back door was open. In case the burglar was still here, he grabbed a replica of Thor’s hammer. He turned off the alarm and tiptoed toward the back. Chase stopped short.

There was a gaping hole in the center of the room that housed Dawn. Chase raced over and peeked inside. She was gone. The hairs of his neck stood on edge. Reaching around the splintered wood, he turned on the light. The room was empty. Of course, she would blow a hole in the wall. It was a pocket door that opened with a hidden panel. But to see it in person… Man alive!

Panicking, he backed away, knocking over a box. What? How?

Chase’s heart pounded as he crept toward the back. At first, there was resistance on the knob; then it creaked opened. Dawn stood on the other side. Wind whipped her hair around her shoulders. Her breasts heaved beneath her leather jumpsuit. His gaze wandered to her erect nipples but he looked away. The toy hammer slipped from his hand. A while back, he and his buddies in the Dawn of the Day chat room had fantasized about what they’d do upon meeting Dawn in person. Chase had bragged he’d be cool as an ice cube, but he had lied. He was about to explode.


Suddenly, Chase was on fire. A current of electricity exited Dawn’s hands and entered him. Clutching his chest, Chase fell to his knees. Dawn vaulted over him toward the entrance. On reflex, he grabbed her ankle. She didn’t fall or stumble. Instead, she pivoted in midair and kicked him in his face. With a grunt, he released her and fell onto his back. Dawn’s boots clicked against the pavement as she rushed through the opening.


Chase climbed to his feet and stumbled through the back door. He had to stop her. “Dawn. I don’t want to—”

A sucker punch knocked him on his back. He blacked out. When he came to, Dawn hovered over him like an angel. Chase gazed at her high cheekbones and full lips. Even in the darkness, he could make out her blue eyes. His heart fluttered. For years, he had fantasized about waking up to her face. He started to get up but was stopped by her foot on his chest. Gingerly, he lay back against the carpet.

“Identify yourself, villain,” she commanded.

“I’m not a villain. My name is Chase. Chase Donovan.”

“Chase? That’s an ordinary name for a villain.”

“I’m not a villain.”

Bending, she dug her heel into his chest. He flinched. Chase tried to disarm her with a smile, but judging by her stern look, she was unimpressed.

“What is your motive?” she asked.

“I don’t have one.”

Tilting her head, she studied him. What did she see? He hoped she would understand he wouldn’t hurt her. Dawn’s expression softened but she didn’t remove her foot from his chest.

“You say you have no motive,” she said. “Yet you are holding me captive.”

“What? No.”

“Why was I being imprisoned in that tiny room?”

“Until a few moments ago, you were a statue.”

Dawn raised an eyebrow. “Statue?”

Chase nodded. He saw wheels turning in her head, but Dawn clearly didn’t trust him. He couldn’t breathe. Not just because she was standing on his chest, but because she was the most beautiful woman he’d ever laid eyes on. She took her foot from his chest, picked him up by the collar and set him on his feet. Damn. Chase was a soldier but this woman could snap him like a twig. And that turned him on. He straightened his clothing. When he looked at her, Dawn’s hands were balled into fists. Her hands shimmered in sparks of white and blue electricity. Chase gulped.

“Talk,” she commanded. “What’s this about me being a statue?”

“I made you. Well, I made a likeness of you to display in my store. I know I could’ve just bought you online, but I thought it would be fun and I’m trying to find a new hobby.”

She gazed at him from head to toe. “Store? This isn’t the library of your lair?”

“No. I don’t have a lair. I mean, I have a townhouse out in Vienna, but—” He paused. “Wait. How did you come to life?”

“My guess is this.” Dawn motioned to the locket around her neck. “The turquoise is a magic stone from my homeland. It’s said if you wish upon it, and your intentions are pure, it will give you the desires of your heart.”

Chase nodded. At the moment, his thoughts weren’t pure. He had to fight himself not to gather her in his arms and make love to her. His heartbeat was slow and steady, but watching her breasts heave had blood rushing to his groin. Glancing away, he tried to think of something other than the woman of his dreams standing in front of him. His erection, however, wasn’t going away.

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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

The Next Big Thing Blog Hop

I was invited by the lovely ViviDumas to join this blog hop and have invited four more wonderful authors to participate. Please, stop by and enjoy the fun!

I'm giving you a quick peek at my upcoming release Diamond Mine. This is a futuristic story of love between a human slave and her alien master. 

What is the working title of your book?

Diamond Mine

Where did the idea come from for the book?

From my muse...don't tell her but she's a slave driver!

What genre does your book fall under?

Futuristic/Sci fi

Which actors would you choose to portray your characters in a movie?

I'd choose Hugh Jackman and Sanaa Lathan to play Calen and Lithia (Diamond)

What is a one sentence synopsis of your book?

Can a human slave and her alien master find love on planet Tares?

Will your book be self published or represented by an agency/publisher?

I am self publishing Diamond Mine

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?

It took me several weeks until I felt comfortable enough to pursue publishing this piece

What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?

I'm unsure. I haven't read any other futuristic books. I'm just on a science fiction kick lately.

Who or What inspired you to write this book?

Besides my muse, my significant other because he loves me unconditionally. 

What else about your book might interest the reader?

I think readers will be interested in my heroine, Lithia. She's a slave who has been mistreated not only by the alien overseers, but by humans too, simply for befriending and falling in love with a young Taresnian warrior. She sought to change how the Taresnians mistreated slaves. When that didn't work, she adapted to her situation and never gave up hope while trying to protect her fellow humans even though they cared nothing for her.

Thanks so much for hanging out with me at my blog to learn more about Diamond Mine. Please visit the ladies below next Wednesday, 12/12/12 to check out their works in progress!

Zee Monodee

Kassanna Dwight 

R.W. Shannon 

Bisi Leyton 

Monday, November 5, 2012

New Release ~ Ghosts of Lassiter Towers

Good morning and Happy Monday to you! Ghosts of Lassiter Towers has been released on All Romance Ebooks and is available in PDF, LIT, Mobi, and ePub.  It is also available on Amazon


Thrust into financial hardship after a bad investment, Annette and Anthony Bruzzetti are forced to live with his mother, Miriam, until they pull themselves up by their bootstraps. Fed up with Lady Barracuda’s nitpicking, Annette is finally triumphant in talking hubby to moving across the wrong side of the tracks to Lassiter Towers… a place harboring it's own deadly secrets.

After spending just a few nights in their home, Annette draws the attention of a ghost, and she soon learns the mysterious secret that dwells in the hole in the wall down in the boiler room.

 Sizzling Excerpt:

Annette Bruzzetti sighed as her husband, Anthony, drew her closer to his muscular body. She moaned as his erect cock pressed into the small of her back. Exploring her smooth skin with his fingertips, he began to deliver delicate kisses along the crook of her neck.
“Mmm,” she whispered when he reached around, gently squeezing her nipple. “What time is it?” Annette wiggled even closer to him and squeezed her husband’s hand tightly.
“It’s about five o’ clock, baby.” Anthony buried his face into her hair, breathing in deep and let out a moan. “I love that new shampoo you’re using, babe.” He curled the black strands around each of his hands.
“Damn. It’s raining out today and I’m so glad to be off. Please tell me we’ll finally get to spend some time with each other.” She glanced at the large bay style windows of the six by nine bedroom.
She loved the large, comfortable plush bedroom with cathedral ceilings and oak hardwood floors. Before moving in, she and Anthony had painted the room a beautiful eggshell white.
“I don’t have to go in to the hospital until late tonight, so we’ve got the entire day together. Maybe we can play for the next couple of hours,” he suggested while pressing himself against her.
“What game shall we play?” she asked with a purr while her husband continued the seductive exploration of her naked flesh.
“The same one we played last night.” The words tumbled out in a husky rush. “Only, we need to keep it down a bit because I think Ma’s awake.” Slowly his hand slid down the front of her body, eventually settling between her thighs.
Annette shuddered as she released a breath. She stretched her thighs apart to better accommodate Anthony’s large hand. Thick fingers explored the slick folds of her cunt, but there was one spot where she desired him most. “Squeeze my clit, baby, and finger my pussy,” she demanded.
He laughed. “We’re giving instructions now?” He nipped her on the neck. “I’ll have to punish you for that. Maybe break out the handcuffs?”
Before she could speak, he turned her over onto her stomach and firmly pressed himself against her body, pinning her between him and the mattress. “I think I like this game.”
“I’m too impatient. Besides, the cuffs are probably lost in all the sheets.” Anthony chuckled and gyrated against her a few times before drawing her arms above her head.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Their Proposition

Once upon a time, Melanie believed she could have a little fun with Pete and Nick; super hot executives who gave her a walk on the wild side and spoiled her rotten. But only, her heart started getting in the way. Rather than face the chance she was only a plaything, she ran. Too bad her heart stayed behind. Only these two cut throat businessmen weren’t the type to give up on anything easy. The problem was, were they offering a cold hard business deal? One where she was nothing more than an expensive toy? Or was this real? More importantly, could she really take the chance? Was she bold enough to take them up on their proposition?

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Welcome to the Wicked After Dark Blog Hop

Hey everyone! Welcome to another awesome Blog Hop! This one is hosted by Natasha Blackthorne and Close Encounters with the Night Kind! 

To one lucky winner, I'm offering a free copy of my paranormal story, Reaper's Fragile Ego..


Death comes in various forms. Seductive and sometimes violent, the Reaper pervades into life like a thief in the night, and you’ll never know when he may strike. He holds a secret desire, one which has haunted him for a millennia, an obsession for an entity opposite of himself. If he could conquer her? Her powers of light and strength would complete his majesty of darkness.

After all, the Death Angel, Bane has a reputation to maintain, but how well will he deal with a blow to his fragile ego once he learns the truth about the object of his coveted obsession? 

The Angel of Willpower, Willa Mae finds that her strength may be her downfall, as she fights hard to permeate mankind with the will to survive. In her quest to imbue hope and strength to those who despair, she steps on Death’s toes and he vows revenge on the dark beauty.

* Warning * 

This book contains light BDSM, anal, and f/f interaction

The sensually talented Bane, made sure the trail left a tingling-burning sensation on her delicate skin. The sensation heightened along her nerves and began to throb as his overly large cock began to probe the tight opening of her cunt.

“Oh,” she bit out sharply and tightened her hands into fists. Withstanding the dark passion of a Reaper would be no easy task. She hissed with frustration as the thick bulbous head of his swollen cock penetrated the entrance to her slick channel. Licking her lips, she fought the greedy urge to impale herself onto his hard pleasure inducing tool. Bane’s husky laughter skittered over her sensitive flesh as he held his cock inside her. Apparently, he knew he had her just where he wanted her.

Squeezing her eyes shut, Will fought to stifle a cry as her pussy began to clench with need. The sweet hotness of his breath against her neck and the way his strong hands caressed and squeezed her breasts began to slowly chip away at her usually impenetrable will. She licked her lips as he rolled her nipples in between his thumbs and index fingers. If she wasn’t careful, she’d lose herself to Bane’s prowess.

* * *

My second prize to the lucky winner will be a customized Facebook header. Yes, I make book covers, Backgrounds, and some other pretty cool stuff to decorate one's page. Check out the header above.  ; ) For more examples of my work, check out and like my design page on Facebook. Self-published authors deserve a first time discount. Along with your customized book cover, you'll receive a Facebook/Blog header and a banner for $35

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