Sunday, September 30, 2012

It's THAT time again ... when my mind turns to censorship ...

Every fall Banned Books Week arrives and I get that little bit more disturbed by the intolerance some people have when it comes to books.  Reading is one of the ways we learn and that door shouldn't ever close or be difficult to get through.

Because I'm not a numbers person, but I found these to be very striking, I copied them from the Banned Books Week About page:  "More than 11,300 books have been challenged since 1982. ... According to the American Library Association, there were 326 challenges reported to the Office of Intellectual Freedom in 2011, and many more go unreported."

It's so easy to say to people who don't like a tv show, change the channel, it's even easier to tell them not to buy or check out a book that doesn't fit their life and don't do either of those for your kids - be involved and informed in you and your family's choices, but let other people make their own choices as well.

My suggestion for this week has never changed.  Buy or check out of your local library a banned/challeneged book and read it, discuss it over the dinner table, the watercooler at work or coffee/beer with friends.

In my mind ignoring is a little to close to ignorance.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Let's Talk About Love, Sex and Books chat tonight @CoffeeTimeRomance Erotic Loop!

Tonight, from 6pm-Midnight est, Coffee Time Romance and More Erotic loop is hosting a Let's Talk About Love, Sex and Books chat with JJ Massa, myself and many other authors ... come and join the fun, maybe you'll leave with a book, two or more!

Friday, September 21, 2012

"Food and love have had a long association..." and now it's available for everyone!

"Food and love have had a long association, for Passionate Cooks: Free Recipes From Today’s Hottest Romance Authors, over 150 authors of the genre have put their pens and computers aside to don aprons, get down and dirty in the kitchen, and share their love of food." All Romance eBooks

My Vegetarian Lasagne Roll-ups for Gods and Goddesses is in the entree section and I made a batch the other night for some meat loving friends and it went over well.

While the Passionate Cooks Cookbook is FREE, it isn't released until October 1st ... but BUT, you can preorder your copy so your inbox is bursting with fabulous recipes when you wake up on the 1st!


Grab the button below and claim to the world:

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

A Book Talk with recommendations from a stranger!

The other night I was in Panera, wolfing down a sandwich so the cutie would be satisfied that I'd eaten before we went out.  All was fine but I noticed an older woman sitting to the side and she was thoroughly engrossed in her book.  Well, sad person that I am since Borders closed and I have no one to talk books with, I asked her what she was reading.

Oh boy, did we have a wonderful conversation!

She was once in development and acquisitions for medical books at McGraw Hill, but once she left it was all about the entertainment read.  Kindle was her meat and potatos type of books - a bit of everything - and traditional was saved for those she loved and wanted to take her time reading.

So, based on that conversation, here are two romance recommendations from the reader at Panera:

The Becoming by Jeanne C Stein
Thirty year old Anna Strong is a bounty hunter-- tough, confident, at the top of her game. But when she is attacked one night in a parking lot, her life is inexorably changed. She awakens in the hospital to find she has become Vampire and her destiny is no longer with the living, but among the undead. With her mentor, the vampire doctor who treated her in the hospital, she strives to make sense of it all. But then her home is burned to the ground, and her business partner and best friend is kidnapped. Anna suddenly finds herself alone on a quest to save more than her missing friend, but herself as well.
[side note: the woman was actually reading the latest book in the series, Haunted] and recommended starting w/book 1]

Old Soul: Trinity and Rachael by Kellee Farr
As nightmares turn into reality, Trinity – a reincarnated, sleep deprived, caffeine junkie finds herself transported back to relive a past life. A life that took place over one hundred and fifty years ago, when breeding slaves for money was accepted, and love was a lot more complicated. Can Trinity stop the death of the girl that her soul used to occupy, or will her soul continue to leap, finding her in the body of a mulattoe slave girl bound for the deadly sugar plantations of Jamaica?

Happy reading everyone!

Monday, September 17, 2012

A short survey for the #eBook reading crowd is up @AllRomance!

I am mostly an eBook reader, the only traditional ones I want to buy are those I keep and that means there has to be space made on our shelves.  It's an important decision to make, but so is where I shop for eBooks.

My go-to etailer is All Romance [ARe] and its because of their selection is fabulous but browsing is simple, a wishlist for later purchases is an assest, eBucks and gifting eBooks are my favorites as a reader and an author, and I love love love how my purchases are there for easy download - no matter what device I'm holding.

That glowing report was offered because ARe have a survey up on their home page and they want to help in making the eBook shopping experience even better for readers!

Go over and take it - last maybe 5 minutes, at most!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

The Bitten by Paranormal Romance and Gabrielle Bisset 18+ blog hop has started and I have a #erotica HOT #giveaway!

The Bitten by Paranormal Romance and Gabrielle Bisset 18+ blog hop and giveway [can't get much better than that!] is HERE!

Leave a  comment or ask a question, include your email addy and you're entered to win The Keeper ebook ... its very VERY spicy hot so you'd better be 18 and over!

The Keeper by Tilly Greene
Fantasy Erotica + Pleasure/Pain 

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Not liking where her mind travelled, Thora pushed the pity party out her head and focused on finding a constructive way to get out of this mess. The only one that came to mind was that she should enlist the help from whoever stood silently behind her, but couldn’t find the words. Despite her predicament, it had said nothing so far, although it moved closer to where she stood pressed against the tree. One thing she knew for sure, it wasn’t small because she could hear it moving.
Fear of the unknown terrified her and tension spread through her body, but instead she worked hard to relax and keep as still as possible. She wasn’t sure why, but she started to believe when she was worked up the plant’s wicked boughs tightened and grew further up her legs. Consciously, she let her leg muscles relax and the branches remained where they were.

Now what? Ask whoever was behind her for help? She was naked, but that was the least of her worries. The danger of what could happen to her at unknown hands didn’t disturb her half as much as the thorny vines that held her captive. The plant, a thing with no brain or emotions, somehow seemed intent on harm and that was a big concern, but not the biggest.

What scared her more than everything else was the feeling that she could not live another second without being fucked. Her nipples hardened to sharp points and it wasn’t because she was cold. Trapped, she pressed up against the trunk of the old tree, her breasts quivering with some form of passionate attention. Thora fought not to rub them against the rough bark, for it would only cause the plant wrapped around her legs to grow even further.

A desperate yet lusty need took over her mind and body, leaving her pussy throbbing with every breath she drew.

Moaning was the only release she could manage, except it didn’t ease her passionate needs. Was she dreaming? Thora had never experienced, much less dreamed, such intense desire and wondered where it came from. She was scared and held captive by a plant, for goodness sakes, not playing games with a lover! It was all so wrong, so incredibly unreal. She stopped to commune with the environment, allow her inner naturist’s soul space to search for peace, only now she was anything but calm.

She was too damn horny and terrified to be calm.

The side of her face pressed firmly against the tree. She could see nothing except trees in the direction she faced, and was afraid to move her head to look the other way. While the thorns offered only unbearable pain, a rapidly growing need to come, to have the void between her legs filled, quickly overtook that feeling. Desire engulfed her mind and left no room for common sense. She finally broke down and begged for help.

“Is somebody there?” She didn’t shout but spoke loud enough to be heard. There was a small quaver to her voice and she wasn’t entirely sure whether it came from fear or passion.

Maybe it had been her imagination that something stood behind her, because there was no response to her plea. Thora wasn’t ready to give up, not when her sanity was on the line.


Her voice was more timid, and she thought she heard movement behind her. Whoever it was stepped closer and had yet to answer her call for help. She wanted to turn around and face it, show she wasn’t cowered, but couldn’t.

Then a crunching sound from someone walking over the thorny ropes filled the air. She wasn’t sure whether to be relieved or afraid, only hoped that they would find a way to get the plant to release her.

“Please, answer me.”

“Don’t worry so much, little one, everything’s going to be all right.”
©Tilly Greene, 2012

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***This giveaway is open to international readers!***
I'll draw a winner on the morning of the 17th ... now, get hopping to all these other fabulous offerings of heat!