Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Final Contest Reminders!

Today, the 31st of March, is the last day to take part in two fabulous contests - so get those fingers tapping and start entering!

The Hunt is On to discover new authors and new books over at /

Daily Prize: 1 Download from the day's featured author and a $10.00 Omni Bucks Gift Certificate

Grand Prize: An iPod Touch, the most recent release from each of the 31 featured authors, and a $100.00 Omni Bucks Gift Certificate


Romance Junkies has a wonderful contest up that has the reader trolling through this special neighborhood, where there's a multitude of prizes to be won! 

I'm there and a hint on how to find Tilly Greene's goodies is to think "shoes".

There you go, a great way to spend your Wednesday, entering some fun contests!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

eBook Talk!

Even though I've had little to no time for pleasure reading, I still had to add some ebooks to my TBR stack because they sounded so good.  So, waiting to be read on my virtual stack [thank goodness the cutie can't see this is in addition to the one in the study], are:

Jet Mykles' Dark Elves Series is a long time favorite of mine and didn't have these two:

Selena Illyria's Vampiropolis series is one I'd read the first two, but missed the next two, and so it suited me to get the entire set under one cover.  Then, whilst attending an Illyria's chat, she hooked me onto Chocolate Bliss [multi-author Sex and Chocolate series] - full disclosure:  Selena and I are huge hot chocolate fans and often share our finds :-)

And last but not least, these are the All Romance 28 Days of Heart ebooks - even though February/Mind Your Heart Health month is over, these ebooks are all still available - I hadn't downloaded to add to my stack:
There you go.  Overall, a broad selection to be read, and I'm looking forward to devouring each and every one.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Movie Night Idea

An old flick has been on my mind lately and thought I'd pass it on as a recommendation for your Friday Movie Night.  So, get the popcorn ready, and pop in:

Legend, with Tim Curry as the Lord of Darkness, Tom Cruise as the hero, and Mia Sara as the heroine.  It was directed by Ridley Scott and nominated for an Oscar - Best Makeup.  I never knew that!

It's funny fun.  Maybe even a bit campy, but still, I always remember this flick when I think of Tim Curry.

How often to I do that?


He's the voice of the Lemony Snicket series called "Series of Unfortunate Events", and is fabulous!  Beyond fabulous and I say that because the author, who is a little odd, took over the audio for books 3-5 and they weren't half as good as Curry's.

There's also the fact he was in the flick that scared me crapless and still does.  Tim Curry was Pennywise in It, the film adaptation of Stephen King's book by the same name.  Scary stuff!

Oddly enough, Curry is also in The Rocky Horror Picture Show, and plays Dr. Frank N. Furter - "sweet transvestite from Transsexual, Transylvania" ("Sweet Transvestite").  As a kid, I snuck out one night to catch it, and Barbarella was playing before it.

Oooo, I was such a rebel!  Sneaking out of the house and into the theater, such a bad girl, but it was a blast!

Anyway, seek out Legend, and enjoy Tim Curry as the Lord of Darkness!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Can he really be sexy?

Fact:  I don't use real people to help build my characters.

There are problems that come along with doing that, like everyone has their own opinions of who a person is, and often can't open up to other possibilities.  Thankfully, I have an expansive imagination, and happily rely on it to create the people who populate my work.  That is one of the perks of being a writer - allowing the creative juices to freely flow.

So, when it came time to develop Lucifer, despite his having a well known reputation, it actually came very easily.

Physically and personality-wise, he has little incommon with the Devil who everyone believes they know.  But wait a second, so there is no misunderstanding, my hero is the real Satan, but for me, he is much more than the job of recruiting people to reside in his abode - Hell.  That said, what does the ultimate bad boy actually look like?

"Without any warning, the chair started to slowly swivel around. Nia held her breath, tense to see what the man looked like. As he moved into the firelight, she was faced with the most handsome man she’d ever encountered. Her imagination won the war. The pulsating rhythm in her pussy sped up and matched her heartbeat. The tandem beating held her undivided attention and she couldn’t find the willpower to look away.

Dang, she was in even deeper trouble than she’d thought.

The man had a commanding presence and oozed power, a very seductive combination. His mink brown hair was cropped close and dark brown eyes instantly pulled Nia in and entranced her. His chin was strong and his nose was slightly crooked. Lovely. In the low flickering light, it looked like he wore a traditional white dress shirt and sedate tie with a classic dark suit. The man sitting on the other side of the desk was obviously a professional of some sort, a higher up on the corporate ladder, and with a voice that touched her in a very sexual way.

If there was a type of guy she was attracted to, then he was it. A businessman who used his mind and not brawn to get what he wanted."
Copyright © 2010 Tilly Greene

Well?  Are businessmen sexy?  Of course!  All that power, confidence, and self assurance is yummy.  Okay, what about a Lucifer - would he be sexy in a suit and tie?  I think so.  The bad boy who uses his brain is pretty hot, especially when he's stripped and getting creative in the bedroom. 

Did you notice from the cover Kendra Egbert created that he isn't hiding who he truly is? The horns and tail are there, but Lucifer is showing the man he truly wants to be for Nia - her lover and hero.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Naughty Thought for Monday

If I had a million dollars, if I had a hundred million dollars, I would not buy this!  Looks seriously painful and there is better ways to use those crystals.

Discover more about the million dollar dildo here.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Friday Funny!

Take 2 and the rest of the world can go to hell for up to 8 full hours.

Suppository that eliminates melancholy and loneliness by reminding you of how awful they were as teenagers and how you couldn't wait till they moved out!

Plant extract that treats mom's depression by rendering preschoolers unconscious for up to two days.

Liquid silicone drink for single women. Two full cups swallowed before an evening out increases breast size, decreases intelligence, and prevents conception.

When taken with Peptobimbo, can cause dangerously low IQ, resulting in enjoyment of country music and pickup trucks.

Increases life expectancy of commuters by controlling road rage and the urge to flip off other drivers.

Potent anti-boy-otic for older women. Increases resistance to such lethal lines as, 'You make me want to be a better person.'

Injectable stimulant taken prior to shopping. Increases potency, duration, and credit limit of spending spree.

Relieves headache caused by a man who can't remember your birthday, anniversary, phone number, or to lift the toilet seat.

A spray carried in a purse or wallet to be used on anyone too eager to share their life stories with total strangers in elevators.

When administered to a boyfriend or husband, provides the same irritation level as nagging him, without opening your mouth.

This one came from M and D, thank you for the laugh!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Zeus is...

the King of Gods, ruler of Mount Olympus, the god of sky and thunder* [wait until you read Cyra's Cyclopes].  Zeus is a powerful man in touch with his sexual needs.

Yes, sex, and let's remember, that is not a dirty word.  I'm going to give you a truth some may find hard to accept:  he had loads of sex and not always with his wife.  Some interludes were had with permission and some without.  Some as a man and some not.  Most with women, but not always.  In fact, the list of his partners, willing or not, is very long, and is a part of his character.  Let's be clear, Zeus did not make a couple of errors of judgement on his way to or even as the Olympian leader.  He was a habitual philanderer.

And that doesn't bother me.

I embrace all aspects of this mythology megastar, both good and bad.  In fact, the premise behind my Mythological Messes Redux series is to address a few of the myths that disturbed me.  As an example of this, in Together Again? and continues in Double Punch, Zeus is given an opportunity to make amends for how he treat Leda - the woman he took as a swan and impregnated her with Helen and Polydeuces (Pollux) at the same time she was already pregnant with Clytemnestra and Castor.

So, let's remember, no one was perfect in Classical Greek mythology, not even Zeus. 

Enough said.

Mythological Messes Redux Series
Cyra's Cyclopes [coming soon]

*=from Wikipedia

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

A personal note about...

A couple of years ago, here on my blog, I wrote about my families connection to Ireland in a Book Talk entry. Being that it's St. Patrick's Day, I thought I'd share another incident that happened on the same journey.

Let me state that I was young, 17, making my first trip abroad and alone. Mistakes were made but I loved it so much, I went back again a few years later with my Mom. In size, this is a small country and yet its heart is huge.

Anyway, that first trip was short and sweet with the intension to see and experience as much as possible in my break after mid-terms. My grandma was with us then and she talked up checking out the place her father and uncle were born - the last Irish decendents in our family. There's no way I'd say no to Grammy, so I had a mission: visit County Carlow.

What? You haven't heard of it? Not to worry, it isn't one of the big ones although it was simply beautiful. No one knew the exact name of the village and wanting to making my grandma happy, I went to the only place she frequently mention and that I could catch a train from Dublin to and that was Carlow Town.

Haven't heard of it either? Not to worry, it was a lovely town. I remember walking over a bridge and enjoying the various shops and crowds of people out and about. There was a beautiful old building on the edge of town with a stunning orchard leading up to it. I took pictures, ready to pass them on to my grandma and show her the wonderful place she came from. I made my way to the side and there was a sign declaring what it was: a mental institution.

My family still has a good laugh over this discovery.

Next time someone tells you they're off to trace their roots, have a smile for them and wish them luck. Who knows what they'll find out.

Happy St. Patrick's Day All!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Call Me Lucifer is OUT!

While daydreaming, I wondered if Lucifer, Satan, the Devil, whatever you call him, I wondered if he could be a hero - a romantic hero with honest love and respect for a woman.  I didn't want it to be a man called Lucifer or a devil of a character who finds love, I wanted to rework the actual evil incarnate into a dreamboat.  A dreamboat who isn't a neutered version, but one retains some naughtiness that he embraced for an eternity.

It was a blast to flesh out someone with the worst reputation known to exist.  So, was I successful in the challenge I set out to fulfill?  I think so, but now you can judge for yourself.

Call Me Lucifer by Tilly Greene
Paranormal Erotic Romance/Bondage and D/s
Available through Whiskey Creek Press Torrid

He is much more than the horrific job title and now he needs to prove it to her!

Lucifer, the Prince of Darkness, works hard dishing out punishments and asks for little in return, until now. He's been waiting an eternity for a woman who would bring out his gentle side, his need to love and be loved in return. He’d started to wonder if she even existed but at last he’s found her, in a courtroom arguing for a tougher sentence.

After his first introduction to Nia Adams, a sexy petite firebrand, he spends all his time on the surface at her side. They have a serious relationship and he’s sure the emotion bouncing between them is love. Then she lies to him about how she feels.

While difficult to hear, the lie opens a door. It gives him the only chance he’ll ever have to show her who the man behind the horrific job title really is. And he takes it with both hands.  

Read an Excerpt.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Time for an Update!

Loads of things have happened over the past couple of months and you maybe have missed them, so here's an update.

Best of Torrid Teasers Vol. 2 was released at Whiskey Creek Press Torrid and is now available on Amazon.

And She Scores was released at All Romance eBooks and all proceeds go to support the American Heart Association.

Romance Junkies Valentine's Contest started and doesn't end until March 31st, so there's still time to enter. If you're looking for my offering, then think shoes!

Double Punch, next installment in the Mythological Messes Redux series, was released at All Romance eBooks and at Amazon in print!

The hunt is on over at All Romance eBooks and starts fresh every day of the month. The prizes are spectacular and the grand prize is drool worthy!

Call Me Lucifer and My Angel [paranormal erotic romance series with Bondage and D/s] cover art was revealed and they're yummy - and the former is to be released very soon, as in Monday soon.

The Romance Unlimited ladies are getting together for a signing at Borders [March 13 2-5:00pm] to help readers forget about the horrible weather!

Happening in April
Both Cyra's Cyclopes [4th installment in the Mythological Messes Redux series - all standalones] and Coming Together: Against H8 [all proceeds will benefit the NoH8 Campaign] will be released.

RT Booklovers Convention starts on the 28th and ends May 2.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Want to kick crap weather to the curb?

Then come join Tilly Greene, Cat Johnson, Stella Price, Allie Boniface, and Leanna Renee Heiber, nibble on some sweets, talk books - new, old, and on the horizon, and embrace the heat!

Borders at the Galleria Mall, Crystal Run Road, Middletown, NY [2-5:00pm]

See you there!

Friday Funny!

Why not to marry a Yorkshire lass - from a female friend of mine, thank you L for the laugh!

The first man married a woman from Dorset. Told her that she was to do the dishes and house cleaning.. It took a couple of days, but on the third day, he came home to see a clean house and dishes washed and put away.

The second man married a woman from Derbyshire He gave his wife orders that she was to do all the cleaning, dishes and the cooking. The first day he didn't see any results, but the next day he saw it was better. By the third day, he saw his house was clean, the dishes were done and there was a huge dinner on the table.

The third man married a girl from Yorkshire, He ordered her to keep the house clean, dishes washed, lawn mowed, laundry washed, and hot meals on the table for every meal. He said the first day he didn't see anything, the second day he didn't see anything but by the third day, some of the swelling had gone down. And he could see a little out of his left eye, and his arm was healed enough that he could fix himself a sandwich and load the dishwasher. He still has some difficulty when he pees.

Enjoy your return jolly ol' and we'll see you soon!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Are You Up for IT!?!

Today is the day to hunt for Tilly Greene!

Can you handle the task?

I hope so because there is a download of mine and a $10.00 Omni Bucks Gift Certificate at stake!  And that's not all.  There's also a grand prize - an iPod Touch, the most recent release from each of our 31 featured authors, and a $100.00 Omni Bucks Gift Certificate - up for grabs.

So what are you waiting for? 

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Want an Introduction to the Mythological Messes Redux series?

Mistakes aren't bad, they are often something that can be learned from, but what if they are really bad? Cruel. Whatever the original intentions may have been, it's time to set things right, no matter how difficult it is to make things right for everyone involved - mortal or immortal, they're all equal.

Today "Hephaestus Lays Down the Law" is free from All Romance and is the first book in the series, although they don't need to be read in order.  Here is a little snippet to tempt your Ancient Greek senses:

“She is my mate.”

“…my mate.”

Simultaneously, the two men looked at the other with confidence, and spoke from their hearts. Unfortunately, they had come to the same conclusion, and vocalized the same claim. Both Pollux and Castor claimed her as their mate, their other half, their one love, and that couldn’t be right.

It should’ve been a special moment, one they’d looked forward to experiencing, but it wasn’t as grand as it should be. They couldn’t claim the same mate, it wasn’t possible. They could share a woman they wanted, give and receive pleasure and fulfillment, they’d done it plenty of times. However, Castor didn’t think such a lady could possibly complete them both. Not both their hearts and souls, it would take a very special woman to be able to do that. They were twins who weren’t really twins, they were individuals.

For a second, he thought about the history of his homeland, and was coming up blank. Mount Olympus had never had a truly mated trio. There’d been plenty of gods, goddesses, immortals and mortals who explored multiple partners, but as far as he knew, there was only one true love, one mate, for each person. Despite history working against them, a solution to their particular situation needed to be found, and fast. Then it came to him, there was only one option open to them, at least as far as he was concerned.

“I think I know the only solution to our problem. We’ve been attracted to the same women before. Of course, never a mate and never with a timeline, but I think we can move forward from here. Why don’t we let Anissa decide the matter and we’ll both abide by her decision.” Castor quietly and emphatically voiced what he believed to be the best route forward and, knowing his brother, understood he would as well. Privately, he vowed to give up his chance at experiencing the once in a lifetime love for his brother. Letting him have the joy he missed by giving up his immortality to save him, even if for a limited amount of time, it was the best he could offer to make amends for his past mistakes that cost him everything.

“Fine.” Pollux’s agreement was terse. Looking carefully at the other man sitting across the table from him, Castor saw how he didn’t look to be completely satisfied, and that was something for him to worry about. He knew his brother and the man wouldn’t rest until he found what he thought was the best solution.

Fidgeting didn’t help ease the tension between his legs. He drank some of the water he’d requested with the last visit from their waiter and it didn’t help either. Out of the corner of his eye, Castor noticed his brother was in much the same discomfort as he was, and finally confessed what he believed they both were thinking. “She is so beautiful, smart, funny, and definitely adventurous. Anissa George is everything I had hoped my mate would be and so much more.”

“I’ve been hard since she walked into the meeting room. She speaks and my cock throbs like it’s never felt a woman’s wet clinging cunt before.” Pollux whispered, as if anything too loud would break his tenuous control on his passion.

“When she laughs my dick stretches further for her attention. I fear I’ll shame us and come without so much as a touch from her sweet hand, much less the clinch of her pussy.” Castor knew the awe he heard in his voice was etched on his face. Already, without even a touch, she made him feel so much than he had ever felt before, and it sounded like his brother was experiencing the same things.

“Maybe we should stop tag teaming her.” Pollux spoke up with concern. “When she returns, ask her out on a proper date. Anissa should be treated like a goddess, wooed, coddled. After you’ve had your date, then I’ll go out with her. Once she’s had a chance to get to know us as individuals, we’ll then ask her to decide which of us she would like to spend more time with.” Pollux looked to be on edge and kept glancing back to where their date had disappeared.

Castor almost laughed out loud, what stopped him was the essence of what his brother was doing which tugged on his heart. Pollux always had a plan, for everything, and, as was his habit, he was putting him first. Probably, as the eldest, he was used to being in control, but he was an adult. He could make plans and take responsibility for the outcome.

There was something else that could wreck both their plans. It was possible that she wasn’t attracted to either one of them. Castor was sure that, while they liked everything about her and wanted to get closer, the feelings may not be reciprocated. Of course, that was a brief thought, there and gone in a flash, because their desire was always returned.

“Yes, you’re right, Pollux, but I think we need to tell her what’s going on while we’re all together. I don’t want her confused, possibly thinking what we’re offering is a game or concerned one of us will be jealous of the other.”

Pollux nodded an agreement and they both relaxed, a very small bit, and lost themselves for a few moments in their own thoughts. Castor knew the next two weeks weren’t going to be easy. Even if she agreed to go out with them and wanted to get to know one of them better, he wondered if it would be any easier to have a small taste of happiness or would having none at all be less difficult to handle. After a few minutes, his brother voiced the questions that had started to concern him as well. “Did we scare her away?”

“I don’t know, although women do seem to take forever when they go to the bathroom.” Unsure of where they stood with Anissa suddenly made Castor feel edgier than usual. “Should we go make sure she’s all right?”

“No, I see her. She’s coming back to us now.” Pollux’s relief was apparent and he felt some anxiety ease and sensual tension build further.

When she arrived at the table, both men stood and Castor deferred to his brother in assisting her with the chair. Once they were all settled, he looked to Pollux to take the lead and start the important conversation they needed to have with the woman sitting between them.

“Anissa, please know that no matter what you decide within the next few minutes, your professional services are very important to Double Punch. We hope you won’t leave, but what we’d like to discuss with you, we believe, is that important to us both.” The elder twin began with a sense of calm Castor was sure he wasn’t feeling.

Cyra's Cyclopes [coming soon]

Monday, March 08, 2010

It's Read an eBook Week!

March 7-13 is Read an eBook Week and there are plenty of good reads available to do this with.

In fact, to celebrate eBooks, this Monday through Saturday, Tease Publishing is offering 2 ebooks a day for FREE through ARe. The schedule is:

March 8th
Selena Illyria's Runaway (IR/Scifi)
Diana Castilleja's Trusting Delilah (Paranormal/werewolf)

March 9th
Tilly Greene's Hephaestus Lays Down the Law (ancient gods, paranormal, erotic)
Karen Michelle Nutt's Destiny's Prerogative (paranormal, shapeshifter)

March 10th
Kayleigh Jamison's Svetkavista (Historical other/multiple partner/glbt)
Stella and Audra Price's Sugar and Sin (Paranormal, multiple partner)

March 11th
Cat Johnson's Erato (Ancient gods, erotica)
Diane Merlin's Mercenary Heart (Scifi, erotic romance)

March 12th
Desirée Lee's Scorpio Risen (Paranormal/vampires/werewolves)
Dagmar Avery's Becoming Persephone (Ancient gods, erotica)

March 13th
Dorlana Vann's Death Card: Jaclyn's Ghost and Passage to Messentia (paranormal/ thriller)
Cara North's Curse of the Blue Stone (erotica, pirate)

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Received a couple of covers...

and they are gorgeous!

There are people with reputations for being really good or very bad, but this doesn't make them true or mean they don't want to feel appreciated and cherished. Everyone has a particular job to do. The Devil must punish those who make mistakes, an angel is there to guard someone from harm, but they can't interfere. They work hard to fulfill what is required of them. However, when everything that must be done is finished, they don't need to be shunned or put on a pedestal, they need to be wanted, loved. 

There is someone out there for everyone, good or bad, and kinky makes it more interesting.

Paranormal Erotic Romance series with Bondage and D/s

I am so ready for the Good, Bad, and Kinky duet to come out!  Kudos and thanks to Kendra.

Monday, March 01, 2010

The Hunt is On!

This March All Romance eBooks, LLC brings you 31 of today's hottest romance authors and 31 chances to win fabulous prizes. Discover new authors, new books, and one more reason to shop at and

Get ready...

The Hunt is ON!

Featured authors are:  Cat Johnson, Brenna Lyons, Claire Thompson, Mari Carr, Selena Kitt, Bianca D'Arc, G.A. Hauser, Stormy Glenn, Dee Dawning, Tilly Greene, Charlene Teglia, Cat Grant, Eden Bradley, Cherise Sinclair, Shara Azod, Samantha Sommersby, Beverly Rae, Marie Harte, Zena Wynn, Marie Rochelle, Jamieson Wolf, K.F. Zuzulo, J.M. Snyder, Moira Rogers, Annmarie McKenna, Lorelei James, Eliza Gayle, Maya Banks, Jamie Craig, Vivian Arend, and Lissa Matthews.

Daily Prize: 1 Download from the day's featured author and a $10.00 Omni Bucks Gift Certificate

Grand Prize: An iPod Touch, the most recent release from each of our 31 featured authors, and a $100.00 Omni Bucks Gift Certificate