Monday, January 26, 2015

ESS on Eye Candy - Really?

***UPDATE: Verified! See below.***

Maybe you've heard the rumor that Eric Sheffer Stevens is supposed to be on Eye Candy, the new MTV thriller starring Victoria Justice. But two episodes in and there's no sign of him - and he's not even listed on the IMDB page yet.

Regardless, the rumor is true. ESS should be in more than one of the first ten episodes of the show, because he filmed them. My guess is tonight's episode will be his first appearance. And here are some links to support this theory:

Wikipedia has him listed as a recurring cast member.
TV Series Finale puts him in the cast list.
(And no link, because I can't find it, but the photo of the table read that Casey D posted in December  lines up time-wise with filming of early episodes.)

And here's the promo ad, with a brief appearance partway through:

Could his character be cut? Sure, it's possible. But I'm still watching the show and hoping he turns up soon. Let me know if you find him before I do! :)


Here's a sneak preview of tonight's episode:

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Just TWO MORE DAYS Until The Price Goes Up!

Hometown Heroes: Hotter Ever After
Have you picked up a copy of Hometown Heroes yet? If not, better do it soon - the price goes up Saturday, November 1!
It'll still be a great bargain, of course, with 16 full length novels included, and all proceeds going to Pets for Vets. But if you want to snag it for the crazy low price of $1.99, time is running out. So don't delay!
They’re all hometown heroes, guys from small towns who’ve made a name for themselves, big or small, who’ve withstood the odds and risen to the challenge, who are heroes in their own right.

Presenting a contemporary romance bundle of 16 novels with happily-ever-after endings, including previously published readers' favorites and brand-new material.

A LITTLE HARMLESS SEX by USA Today author Melissa Schroeder--When Anna falls for her best friend Max, it might be true love, or the biggest mistake of her life.

CHANGE THE GAME by USA Today author Lucy Monroe--Alex is looking for revenge. Isabel is looking for a relationship without those pesky things called emotions. Neither will get what they're looking for, but a whole lot more!

WILD RIDE (Changing Gears, Book 1) by USA Today author Nancy Warren--Trouble is piling up in the small town of Swiftcurrent, Oregon with hints of a treasure missing since WWII, a motorcycle riding bad boy history prof, a sexy librarian and a murder. It all adds up to a very Wild Ride.

HEARTBREAK ON A STICK by USA Today and New York Times author Sabrina York--When the man who broke her heart ten years ago suddenly returns to town—a hot shot movie star—Gina Fox is determined to avoid him. But for some reason, Jason Sherwood is pursuing her again.

MADRONA SUNSET by bestselling author Jami Davenport--Meet a wounded warrior suffering from paralyzing guilt and a woman pining for her dead husband--both damaged souls craving comfort for a moment or a lifetime.

BRACE FOR IMPACT by bestselling author Allie K. Adams--Bush pilot Reid Cavanaugh’s life is turned upside down when he takes a fare that ends up driving his plane into the ground and him into the danger surrounding her.

HONORABLE SACRIFICE by bestselling author Destiny Blaine--Hired to protect an affluent family with embarrassing secrets, Audra McAllister reconnects with a small-town hero willing to risk everything to win Audra’s heart.

SHE'S WORTH IT ALL by bestselling author Cathryn Cade--Mase Barnett is a hometown hero with a secret. Natalie Cusco has a broken heart only a strong man can heal. Will this wounded hero risk everything to show her she's worth it all?

DECEIVING DANTE by award-winning author Kate Davies--A stolen car on her front lawn. A sexy cop - looking to arrest her favorite student. A principal ready to fire her. Could Ellie's Monday get any worse?

ROCK, RATTLE AND ROLL by USA Today bestselling author Cari Quinn and bestselling author Taryn Elliott--A beachfront cottage, hours of alone time, and plenty of skin-on-skin action is just what the rock star and his new wife ordered—until the future comes much quicker than they expected.

GRAVE DANGER by Golden Heart finalist Rachel Grant--An archaeologist digs up a murder victim in a Northwest archaeological site and must help the hunky local police chief solve the crime before she becomes the next victim.

TURNING THIRTY-TWELVE by award-winning author Sandy James--Jackie Delgado didn't want a new man in her life until a dreaded blind date with detective Mark Brennan turns out to be more exciting than she'd ever imagined.

HIS ONLY DESIRE by Adrianne Lee-- Nick Rossetti married the wrong twin sister. Will the right one ever forgive him?  Not if her stalker has his way.

EVEN HEROES CRY by Hildie McQueen--War widow Tesha Washington slowly draws Adam Ford out of the shell that used to be a man, and learns there really is such a thing as starting over.

THE VIXEN & THE VET by bestselling author Katy Regnery--In a Beauty & the Beast reboot, an ambitious reporter tracks down a wounded war vet for a scoop and ends up falling in love with him instead.

TROUBLE WITH A COWBOY by Sandy Sullivan--Can some slashed tires and an ornery bull bring two hard-headed people together for some fun in the sun...and a little more?

Monday, October 13, 2014

Book BIN Monday - Welcome to Oberon by PG Forte

There’s something magical about the California Coast town. Oberon’s idyllic setting makes it a perennial favorite with tourists, but danger lurks beneath the bright surface and things there are seldom what they seem. Visitors and residents alike find their lives forever changed by mystery, romance and intrigue.

Contemporary romance meets magic realism in this engaging series by PG Forte. This first set,Welcome to Oberon, contains three full-length novels. While each book can be read on its own, you’ll want to return again and again to visit with the friends you’ve met within their pages.

Book One: Scent of the Roses

Twenty years ago. When a slumber-party prank goes awry, magical forces are unleashed that will permanently impact the lives of four teenaged girls.

Exiled from Oberon when she was still a teen, Scout Patterson has been trying ever since to distance herself from the mistakes in her past.  Now, she's finally coming home--to face the ghosts she has never laid to rest, and the love she thought she'd lost forever. 

Memories of the girl he loved and lost have haunted Officer Nick Greco for years, along with his dreams of what his life would be like if she’d only return.  When Scout’s homecoming is followed by a reoccurrence of deadly attacks, Nick must solve an all-but-forgotten crime or risk losing her again—this time for good.

Book Two: A Sight to Dream Of

Life in Oberon, California, fondly referred to as ‘Psychic Central’ by its inhabitants, is not all white light and fairy dust. Nobody knows this better than resident psychic Marsha Quinn. Marsha’s used to being called a witch—her abilities have always made people uncomfortable. But, no one has ever called her an angel...until now.

Sam Sterling is a very practical man. New to Oberon, Sam doesn’t believe in things like Fate or Destiny; and he certainly doesn’t believe in Magic! But, faced with a partner who’s trying to kill him, a pending investigation into his business affairs and a nosy reporter threatening to blow his cover sky-high, Sam knows he’d better start believing in something fast. 

It's going to take a miracle to save him. Or, better yet, one very special angel.

Book Three: Sound of a Voice That is Still

It’s winter in Oberon, the perfect time for casting spells, for interfering in each other’s lives, and for falling in love. As winter drags interminably on, Ryan Henderson finds himself desperate for distraction—anything that might take his mind off the injury that he suffered four months earlier in the line of duty, and which is now threatening to sideline him permanently.

Siobhan Quinn could give the injured officer a lesson or two in living with pain.  It’s been ten years since the tragic accident that robbed her of her family. She’s learned firsthand how grief can cripple a soul and drive a sane mind over the edge.

When danger from Siobhan’s past resurfaces, she and Ryan will have to make a choice: help each other heal, or die trying.

Only .99 for a limited time only. 

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Book BIN Tuesday - All Messed Up by Kelly Jamieson

If he’s a mistake, she’s ready to make him her favorite mistake.

Windy City Kink, Book 2

Mallory Hurst has tried to live a life that makes up for past mistakes. But now she faces a huge ethical dilemma. Her pharmaceutical company’s unapproved, off-label use of a medication puts lives at risk, and her protests have fallen on deaf ears.

Hoping a trip home will clear her head, she boards a plane for California. And strikes up a conversation with a handsome stranger.

Joe Mason recently learned that the man he’s called father all his life…isn’t. At least that explains why he never measured up to his older brothers. Flying to meet his biological father for the first time, he meets a sleek, sexy woman who makes him want to mess up her perfect hair.

Shared conversation leads to a shared drink between flights, then when their flight is canceled, a shared bed overnight—where their rush of attraction explodes into a night of much-needed kinky fun.  

Yet a night of hot, messy sex won’t fix anything—in fact, blowing off steam could have blown their lives all to hell…

Warning:  Contains a hot cop, a neat and tidy executive, dirty talk, kink in an airport, mile-high shenanigans, a little foot fetish fun. And love.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Hometown Heroes - Available Now!

Hometown Heroes: Hotter Ever After

Today is official release day for Hometown Heroes, which includes my all new contemporary romance, Deceiving Dante! All the proceeds go to Pets for Vets, so pick up 16 great novels for one low price of $1.99, and support an amazing charity at the same time. Hope you enjoy the books!

Monday, September 29, 2014

Countdown to Hometown (Heroes) - Meet Dante DiMarco

Hero's Name: Dante DiMarco

Hero's Occupation: Police Officer

What Makes Him a Hero: He's a great cop, but a better person. He'll listen when someone has a different viewpoint, even if he doesn't agree. And even in the face of tragedy, providing stability for his daughter is his top priority.

Meet The Hero Paragraph: "This way," he murmured, placing his hand in the small of her back. It was a light, gentle touch, ostensibly impersonal, but she felt the heat and power of it all the way down to her toes. He guided her to the left, leading her to a tidy, well-maintained desk half-concealed by partitions. She took a seat across from the desk, wildly grateful for the chair beneath her. 

He sat down at his desk, leaning back and crossing his legs. An odd combination of patience and coiled strength, Dante looked like nothing less than a wild cat waiting for his prey.

This was not the time to start feeling like a gazelle.

Hometown Heroes: Hotter Ever After

Book Title: Deceiving Dante

Author's Name: Kate Davies

About the book: It’s totally Monday when teacher Elinor Callahan discovers a stolen car on her lawn. Then policeman Dante DiMarco comes knocking and life gets worse. Her favorite student is accused, she’s implicated as an accessory, and her job is in jeopardy. Plus, erotic daydreams about the officer complicate her situation.

Dante’s seen too much to buy into na├»ve Elinor’s “my-student-is-innocent” line. The suspect runs, reinforcing Dante’s view. Still, Elinor’s faith in her student makes him look again – never mind he’s checking out sexy-as-hell Ellie, too. He wants the case closed and Ellie in bed, ASAP, but life threatens to derail their attraction.


True story: back when my husband was still in the classroom, he had a group of students who used to tease that they were going to boost a '68 Firebird and leave it on our front lawn, because they knew it was his favorite car. They never did - but I got a really fun plot bunny out of it. They were also the inspiration for Shawn and Ana. So thanks, guys!

Where to find the author:

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Countdown to Hometown (Heroes) - Meet Duncan Forbes

Hero's Name: Duncan Forbes

Hero's Occupation: Art history lecturer by day, he hunts for stolen treasures by night

What Makes Him a Hero: Duncan likes to right wrongs, whether it means returning a stolen painting to its rightful owners or making sure that bad guys get punished. He's gorgeous in a disheveled way, his work hunting down and returning stolen artwork has made him rich, and he's got a soft spot for a woman in trouble. Even if she IS trouble.

Meet The Hero Paragraph: A wanderer, that’s what he looked like. She imagined that sun-streaked hair blowing in the wind, the blue eyes squinting at the horizon, and smiled to herself. Not any wanderer. A pirate. A modern-day pirate with plunder in his blood, who took without asking. He’d certainly helped himself to the view up her skirt without permission.

Hometown Heroes: Hotter Ever After

Book Title: Wild Ride: A Changing Gears Novel

Author's Name: Nancy Warren

About the book: Alexandra Forrest is a dedicated librarian. She's also a very sexy woman who likes to wear high heels and tight clothes. She's breaking the librarian stereotype and loving every minute of it. When a hot, sexy drifter rolls into her library, she senses he's trouble. But even she can't imagine that she'll soon be stumbling over a dead body in her library and that nothing in her well-ordered life will ever be the same again. 

Duncan Forbes is known as the Indiana Jones of the art world. He loves nothing better than to ride into danger and ride out with treasure. He's a wealthy man thanks to his side hustle, and a respected one thanks to his day job as a college art professor. When stolen art, murder, motorcycles and hot love combine the result is likely to be a wild ride. 

Other books in the Changing Gears series include Fast Ride and Crazy Ride.

Where to find the author:

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Countdown to Hometown (Heroes) - Meet Mark Colby

Hero's Name: Mark Colby

Hero's Occupation: Chief of Police of Coho, Washington (small, historic logging town on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington State)

What Makes Him a Hero:  He’s dedicated his life to public service and protecting others

Meet The Hero Paragraph: Libby took another step closer and planted her hands on her hips. “You’ve spent more time trying to convince me I’m crazy than investigating my call. What kind of cop are you?”

Mark had given her an easy out, and she’d not only refused it, she’d gone on the attack. He leaned toward her. “I’m the kind of cop who questions a victim’s story about a stolen vehicle when that vehicle is found fifty yards from where it was allegedly taken.” He held up a hand and ticked off his reasons one by one. “A vehicle with a cold engine, a full tank of gas, not hot-wired, and with no sign of forced entry. The kind of cop who answers a suspicious circumstances call when the victim has a flat tire with a nail and assumes it’s a set-up because she hears rustling and gasping from bushes that show no evidence of anyone being there. I’m the kind of cop who follows that victim home and checks out her house for her. This is the same victim who refuses to tell me who she suspects is threatening her.”

The distance between them could be measured in inches. The heat between them could boil water. “So, you want to tell me about Aaron Brady now, or do we just call it a day?”
Hometown Heroes: Hotter Ever After
Book Title: Grave Danger
Author's Name: Rachel Grant
About the book: She’s being stalked… 

After struggling to recover from a career-crippling mistake, archaeologist Libby Maitland has landed the project of her dreams—a data recovery excavation in a picturesque, historic sawmill town. Tasked with digging up secrets of the town’s founding family, Libby soon learns that nothing in Coho, Washington, is as idyllic as it seems.  

She’s barely settled into her new home when suspicious events make her believe she’s being stalked... 

Or maybe she’s losing her mind. 

Coho Police Chief Mark Colby can’t decide if Libby is crazy or if she has her own twisted agenda, but the deeper he delves into her past, the more intrigued he becomes. Even as he and Libby grow closer, he can’t quite let his initial suspicion go. 

When Libby’s life is threatened, they must work together to determine if the truth about her stalker is buried in her past, or if the answers can be found in the layers of the excavation.

Where to find the author:

Monday, September 15, 2014

Countdown To Hometown (Heroes) - Meet Adam Ford

Hero's Name: Adam Ford

Hero's Occupation: Ex Army soldier just returned from Afghanistan

What Makes Him a Hero: American Soldier.  Saved lives of six soldiers from sniper fire, three died later

Meet The Hero Paragraph: In the doorway stood the most stunning man she’d ever laid eyes on.  Never again would she roll her eyes at the mention of the word "breathtaking."  His penetrating blue gaze took her in. Didn't just look at her eyes, but dove into them.

He stood about six foot three, but it was not his height alone that made him impressive. It was the massive expanse of his shoulders, the broad muscular chest, thick-corded neck and square jawline. It took a moment to realize they both stood staring at one another without speaking.

He didn’t seem discomfited at her silence, but stood like a statue. If not for the barely noticeable lifting and lowering of his chest she’d think him not real.  Long lashed grey blue eyes met hers. They darkened to a deeper blue and his nostrils flared just enough to let her know he was attracted. Tesha flushed under the intense scrutiny, and the raw attraction she felt instantly. The haze in her mind somewhat lifted and she held her right hand out to him.  “Hello. I’m Tesha Washington. Your new neighbor.”

Hometown Heroes: Hotter Ever After

Book Title: Even Heroes Cry

Author's Name: Hildie McQueen

About the book: Military vet Adam Ford returns to his hometown a damaged hero—the war stole his best friend and left him with severe PTSD. Every day is a challenge as he struggles to reconstruct his life. When a tempting beauty moves in next door, Adam’s world is turned upside down and he doesn’t appreciate it.

After losing the love of her life in Iraq, Tesha Washington runs away from everything she’s ever known and escapes to a small town where she takes on the challenges of restoring an old Victorian house. Out of options, she turns to her reclusive neighbor 
for help.

As Tesha slowly draws Adam out of the shell that used to be a man, she also learns there really is such a thing as starting over. Together they discover the healing power of love and a bond to last a lifetime.

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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Countdown to Hometown (Heroes) - Meet Brody Jenson

Hero's Name: Brody Jenson

Hero's Occupation: Security for Middle-Eastern Contractor

What Makes Him a Hero: Brody is a wounded warrior fulfilling a promise to his dead comrade. 

Meet the Hero Paragraph: The tight-lipped stranger had limped into the bar for the first time two weeks ago. He came in almost every night, sat at the end of the bar, nursed one beer. He didn’t talk much despite the efforts of the club’s most gregarious members. She’d overheard enough to know he’d been injured in the Middle East and was going back as a civilian contractor in a few months, and she’d seen enough to feature his handsome face and incredible body in her late-night fantasies.
Hometown Heroes: Hotter Ever After

Book Title: Madrona Sunset (Madrona Island Series)

Author's Name: Jami Davenport

About the book: Welcome to Sunset Harbor, Washington, nestled on beautiful and remote Madrona Island where the main entertainment on Friday nights is a high school football game, everyone knows everyone's business, the pace is slow, and the residents wouldn't want to live anywhere else.

Meet a wounded warrior suffering from paralyzing guilt and a woman pining for her dead husband--both damaged souls craving comfort for a moment or a lifetime.

Where to find the author: