Badurday July 28, 2012

I’m in the middle of edits on my soon to be released book from Ellora’s Cave, Hot Pursuit and m taking a quick break to show off the cover on this Badurday. Hope to be back soon with some entertaining posts but the deadline comes first!

Badurday- May 19, 2012- Eion Bradley

I’ve been watching Once Upon a Time since it started and man, do they have some hot guys on that show. Sigh. I’ve been very intrigued by this one. He rode into town on a motorcycle with a leather jacket and jeans and a scruffy face. I melted. He’s got wonderful blue eyes and is gorgeous. We were left in the dark about him for quite a while and recently found out his role in the story. I don’t want to ruin it if you haven’t been watching, so I won’t say who he plays.

He was also in Band of Brothers and one of the sites I looked at said he was in Fight Club. He must have been super young then. I can’t recall that but mayhaps I need to watch it again.

I was working on my cover questionnaire for The Tainted Keitre, a story that is coming out with Secret Cravings Publishing and who else better to play the hero, Anton? I like when publishers ask to see a link to the person you had in mind as the characters when the story was written. I think it makes for better cover art. Of course, I also like my readers to picture the hero in their own mind with the qualities they like so I don’t overdo it on the descriptions- some say that makes me Hemingway since he didn’t like to overdo descriptions either. I take that! Enjoy Eion!

THE GAMBLER IS OUT

Today is RELEASE DAY for our own best-selling Sizzler, Jillian Chantal. The Gambler is Book One of Gambler’s Inheritance. Check out the blurb, then click the book cover to buy.  

In 1937, Dirk McSwain, known as The Gambler, makes his living on the turn of a card. When his family home is in jeopardy of being lost, he boards the Queen Mary ocean liner, playground of both royalty and the wealthy alike. He hopes to win big to save his property. He meets three beautiful, unchaperoned, Irish sisters the first day at sea and determines to deprive them of some of their fortune. What he doesn’t count on is an obnoxious passenger accusing him of cheating at cards and then dying the next morning. At the captain’s request, he teams up with one of the sisters to try to solve the mystery of the man’s death and gets more than he bargained for in the process. WTG, Sizzling Sister.  Rita Bay

Badurday – March 31, 2012- My Latest Book Trailer

The book will be available April 15, 2012

Badurday- January 28, 2012- A Shameless Plug But a Bit About Idris Elba

My latest book comes out on February 7, 2012 and just became available for pre-order yesterday. It’s called Sebastian’s Salvation and it’s a contemporary interracial romantic suspense. My publisher has categorized it as steamy. As I have said here before, Idris Elba was my inspiration for the hero and as I did the final read-through, I did absolutely have him in my head as Sebastian. Sebastian fits the mold of our bad boys that we feature here (how could he not when I love them so much?). He was a Green Beret and we all know how tough those dudes can be.

Here is the link to the site. It is on sale at a reduced price until the 14th of February. http://www.bookstrand.com/sebastians-salvation

Blurb:

Three lives intertwine—a former Green Beret, now a painter of nude portraits tormented by the death of his comrade, an earl’s daughter, and a crazed stalker. Will the acts of the stalker force the soldier back into the life of violence which he sought to avoid?

Sebastian Hughes, wounded on a mission in Afghanistan, discovers a talent for painting nude portraits while in a rehabilitation center learning to walk again after losing part of his leg. He becomes the toast of London society and women clamor to be painted by him.

Lady Joanna Gresham, nursing a broken heart and used to getting what she wants, sets her sights on having her portrait painted by Sebastian. Once she meets him, she wants him for herself. She pursues him, intent on winning him. What she didn’t count on was a stalker who wants to harm everyone Sebastian holds dear.

Book trailer:

Happy Wetsday, Dear Jillian . . .

Well, my darlings,the stars are in perfect alignment this week. Not just that the sun has entered Capricorn with the Winter Solstice, but we celebrate Jillan’s triumphant return from the Home Country (Christmas in London! Sigh…)

And on top of that, it is dear Jillian’s birthday as well! How cool is that?!? So there is nothing else for it — We need a little Rickman NOW!

Happy Birthday, to a fabulous writer, lawyer and friend — who is now just as old as I am!!!!

(And in keeping with our watery theme, let me point out that Col. Brandon carrying Marianne home in the rain is one of the most romantic things I’ve ever seen!)

Pirates, Baby.

Yum. Is there anything better than a hot, sweaty pirate, all togged out in his flowing sleeves and black boots? Correct answer: Of course not.

I know, I know. The fact is that pirates looked a lot more like Johnny Rotten than Johnny Depp, and they were, for the overwhelming most part, illiterate, unwashed swine with few teeth and fewer morals. Those are not the pirates I am talking about.

I refer, of course, to the long line of noblemen pirates who populate the pages of my beloved historical romances. The Errol Flynn type swashbucklers who laugh in the face of danger and sweep the ladies off their feet with a rogueish grin and a heartfelt “Arrrhh!”
That’s the kind of pirate we have as our guest today.

You would have to have been there to appreciate it — me, Jillian and our friend and fellow author Micki Gibson were sitting on the patio at a nice little bistro when the subject of pirates came up. (As it often does with us). Suddenly, we were all bunched around a teeny-tiny little iphone screen, salivating over a video Jillian found.

Now, I understand that a maroon frock coat, like a tux, does wonders for any man who wears it. But even aside from the Captain’s uniform, this is a pirate I wouldn’t mind getting shanghai’d by! Enjoy, my darlings!

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