Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Book BIN Tuesday - Getting to the Church on Time by Erin Nicholas

There's a new Sapphire Falls book! Check it out!

It’s just days before Christmas, almost a year since Levi Spencer and Kate Leggot accidentally fell in love in Sapphire Falls, and they want to make it official. Surrounded by friends and family in their adopted hometown, Kate and Levi will marry and celebrate in the town square where they shared their first kiss. It will be absolutely perfect… 

Except for the massive snowstorm about to hit town. 

Now, thanks to Jack Frost and multiple flight cancellations, Levi and Kate are separated by hundreds of miles. It looks like all the wedding preparations will go to waste. 

But Sapphire Falls always looks on the bright side. And they don’t cancel a perfectly good party, even for Jack Frost. 

There will be a wedding… the only question is who will be walking down the aisle? 

Sounds like fun! Why not hop on over to your nearest online retailer and Buy It Now?

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Throwback Thursday - Lessons In Love

Move over, Mary Poppins! A free–spirited teacher is about to give a buttoned-up royal something he never expected-a lesson in love.
Hungry for adventure and eager to break free of her snobby home town, Brynn Dexter takes a teaching job in a foreign country, sight unseen. But when she arrives, she discovers the Laurivenia Academy doesn't exist. And neither does the teaching job.
Alex du Charbonneaux, crown prince of Laurivenia, is tired of intense media scrutiny, and wary of social-climbing women who stoop to feigning interest in his vulnerable five-year-old daughter in order to get close to him. So if he fudged the details of the "teaching job" to protect his child-and his privacy-who can blame him?
His careful plans begin to unravel the moment Brynn appears on his doorstep. She is beautiful and free spirited, nothing like the dowdy, obedient nanny he ordered.
While being a nanny to a princess is a far cry from the teaching position Brynn expected, she quickly realizes the child is in dire need of a little fun in her life-as is her stuffed-shirt father. As she sets out to teach both of them how to live a little, sparks fly and unexpected passion burns between her and Alex.
But Alex's deep-rooted suspicions linger, and Brynn struggles with the feeling that she is not good enough for him. So when the paparazzi discover their affair, all bets are off.
Can the prince and the nanny find common ground-and learn to trust in love?

Monday, September 14, 2015

Man Crush Monday - Billy Flynn

This hottie took on the role of Chad DiMera on Days of our Lives a year ago, and has made the part his own. His pining for Abigail - and current status as front runner candidate for the mysterious Necktie Killer - makes his scenes must-watch soap. Nicely done, Billy!

Monday, August 17, 2015

Man Crush Monday - Greg Vaughan

Because I'm a sucker for a good angsty love story...Greg plays ex-priest Eric on Days of our Lives, currently pining for lost love Nicole after they confessed their feelings for each other while trapped in a crawl space slowly overheating to death. (It's a soap, just roll with it.)

Friday, July 31, 2015

Eric Sheffer Stevens - Q & A

Around December of last year, I was invited to post the following Q & A with Eric Sheffer Stevens on the blog. The questions and answers were compiled by some fans in the Netherlands, who shared them with me. Unfortunately, due to life circumstances, I totally dropped the ball on getting them transcribed and posted - until now. A couple of the questions are out of date (sorry, Eye Candy) but hopefully you'll still enjoy the info.

Q: Which is harder to do, Shakespeare or Caryl Churchill and why?
A: Churchill is more difficult. There was a time I would say Shakespeare, but I am so familiar with his language and I've studied it for so long that this is no longer the case. I chose to do the Churchill play because it was so intimidating and challenging and I didn't know what the heck to do with it. I trusted I would figure it out over the four weeks of rehearsal.

Q: You've just portrayed Edmund. Do you have a favourite scene or favourite lines of his character in King Lear?
A: Favorite lines or close to it. The speech that begins, "This is the excellent foppery of the world." Act I Scene 2 Lines 118-132(ish).

Q: You played three clones in A Number. To which of the three do you relate the most as an actor and/or as a person?
A: Back to Churchill, the third character was my favorite to play - such a fun character to get into and close the play with.

Q: Did you dive yourself in the episode of Dive in Criminal Intent?
A: I did not dive in Criminal Intent. I don't think...

Q: I've read a lot about New Yorkers being different from other Americans. Do you agree and if so, how would you describe the difference?
A: Yes. Definitely. New Yorkers are different than Americans. New Yorkers live on an island off the coast of the U.S. - there are similarities but it is its own country.

Q: What do you prefer: stage, commercials, movies or TV?
A: I prefer stage, but enjoy all forms to varying degrees.

Q: Do you teach drama or literature?
A: I don't teach anything.

Q: We were really surprised to find a CD from Les Miserables and heard your voice. Did you do more projects like this?
A: The Les Mis project was a friend's that I did a long time ago - I've done nothing like it since.

Q: Can you give us more info about your role in the MTV series Eye Candy, you are playing Hamish?
A: The only thing I can say about Eye Candy is that it premieres at the beginning of the year.

So there you have it! Only half a year late. My apologies to Eric and the fans who so graciously allowed me to publish this. I hope it was worth the wait!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Book BIN Thursday - Getting Over It

Sapphire Falls Book 6

Hailey Conner has been driving Ty Bennett crazy for years. And vice versa. It’s kind of their thing. But Ty is ready to make their thing into something more. And he’s moved in next door to make it happen.

But is he really ready?

Ty loves the confident, sassy, sexy mayor’s Ice Queen act...because he loves making her melt. But he soon finds there’s more underneath all that frostiness. And things are about to come to a full boil...

It's a new Sapphire Falls! Gotta go Buy It Now! 

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Book BIN Tuesday - Limited Time Offer

Sex may sell, but their deal doesn't include love...

Account Director Sloane Granderson has been given her orders by the CEO--tone down the antics of the “Brew Crew”, the guys at Huxworth Packard Advertising who work on their biggest account. Sure, they're all puffed up, strutting egos, but they're also the best and brightest creatives in Chicago. Including the newest recruit, disturbingly attractive Levi Wolcott.

Award-winning copywriter Levi is pumped to have been headhunted to Huxworth Packard to work on the beer account. But he's not off to a good start when he and Sloane first meet in an embarrassing encounter in a hotel hall, and the Brew Crew's merciless new-guy hazing doesn't improve his shaky first impression. Even worse, Levi can't ignore the intense attraction he has to Sloane.

Despite their mutual “hell no” when it comes to love, a moment of weakness makes Sloan and Levi believe business and pleasure can be kept separate, and maybe a little harmless sex isn't that dangerous.

Or maybe it's as harmless as a bomb with a lit fuse...

Warning: This book contains a hero with an award-winning, panty-melting vocabulary intent on the hard sell, and a take-charge businesswoman who doesn't mind giving up control in the bedroom...and thinks panties are overrated, anyway.

Sounds fabulous, no? So why not run out and Buy It Now?

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Book BIN Wednesday - Finding Mr. Right Now

Meg Benjamin has a new book out, y'all! Reality can be hotter than fiction. 

The Salt Box Trilogy, Book 1

Monica McKellar, associate producer of Finding Mr. Right, is desperate. One of the show’s bachelors has bailed one week before shooting starts. She not only needs a replacement ASAP, he has to get the temperamental bachelorette’s stamp of approval.

Fortunately there’s a hot guy right under her nose who’s a perfect fit. Unfortunately, he pushes all her hot buttons. Until the show’s over, her hands—and every other part of her body—are tied.

When Paul Dewitt signed on to write for the reality show, “Bachelor #10” wasn’t supposed to be in his job description. He fully expects to be cut early on, which will free him to focus on the real object of his attraction. Monica.

Instead, he’s a finalist, and they’re all packed in an SUV climbing the Continental Divide, headed for Salt Box, Colorado. Where stampeding horses, vindictive tabloid editors, and one capricious bachelorette’s waffling over suitors may conspire to end Paul and Monica’s romance before it even starts.

Product Warnings
Contains hot sex on the sly, cold nights, creaking wicker couches, and a gypsy wagon that gives a whole new appreciation for the pioneers.

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Book BIN Tuesday - Signal Boost

When technology stopped working, the world as they knew it ended.

In a secluded cabin, John and his loved ones have survived. He should feel grateful. But his family is in his face 24/7, he has to watch his best friend, Arden, and brother, Gabriel, flaunt their love, and as a techie in a Luddite world he's pretty much useless. The cabin is brimming with people, but he feels utterly alone.

Until he catches Mr. Tall, Blond and Gorgeous raiding their garden. Mykhail is an astrophysics student, he makes John's gaydar ping like crazy and he thinks he knows what caused the devastation. He's on a journey to his university to find answers, and John invites himself along. Partly to get out of the house, and partly because he can't let Mykhail go without acting on the mutual attraction that's so obvious even John's mom is playing matchmaker.

The closer they get to campus, the more Mykhail lets down his walls. But with answers come secrets both devastating and deadly, and before they can save the world, they'll have to save themselves.


OMG, I've been dying to get my hands on this book. I loved the first in the series, Signal Boost, and am so excited to read John and Mykhail's story. Seriously. Go out and Buy It Now!

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Book BIN Tuesday - Fallen Embers

There's a thin line between blood and madness.
Children of Night, Book 5
Early Twelfth Century. When the half-civilized Conrad Quintano stumbles upon a stacked battle on an isolated beach, his first instinct is to walk away. What does he care if a bunch of worthless vampires kill each other? But a dying ember of chivalry compels him to rescue the pretty female vampire in distress—radically altering the course of his already cursed life.
Present Day. Marc Fischer continues his desperate search for Elise, while his newly single twin sister, Julie, is hooking up with everything that moves—at least that's how it looks to a jealous Armand. As the twins' unusual abilities grow stronger, Marc makes the mistake of trying to protect Julie from what he's learned about their true nature.
Meanwhile, Conrad's relationship with Georgia—the vampire he saved centuries ago—is about to alter yet again. They've each been keeping dangerous secrets. Secrets with the power to destroy the entire clan. Now, with Julie's life threatened, the Fischer-Quintano vampires will learn the most painful truth of all. No lie lies hidden forever.
Product Warnings
Proceed with caution. Storm warnings and small craft advisory are in effect as romantic alliances form and re-form at random. Expect to encounter any or all of the following: old hippies, new friends, erroneous conclusions prematurely jumped to, and best-laid plans gone seriously awry—thanks in no small part to the actions of a certain impetuous Spaniard. 
Can't wait to run out and Buy It Now!

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Book BIN Tuesday - Loving Maddie From A to Z

A new release from Kelly Jamieson! Woo-hoo!

Award-winning photojournalist Zack Donovan is happy to be alive after being held captive by a band of rebels in Syria. He's not so happy to be on his way back to Chicago to recuperate with his college friends Maddie and Aidan, who are now a couple. The fear while being held prisoner was nothing compared to how he feels about facing the two people who unknowingly broke his heart seven years ago.

Maddie and Aidan are deeply in love, but lately they feel something is missing for them. They'd do anything to make the other happy, but are struggling to figure out what that is. Those problems are set aside, however, when their best friend from college is taken hostage in Syria. After graduation, Maddie and Aidan were hurt by Zack's refusal to ever come home to visit, but he's still their friend and he has no family, so when he's finally free they insist he come stay with them to recover.

Zack's a different man now. He's seen terrible things. He's come to terms with his sexuality and embraced his need to dominate. Maddie and Aidan would be shocked to know the kinds of things he likes to do. A guy like him will never have a relationship like theirs. But when Zack realizes he might be able to show Maddie and Aidan what they're missing, he faces a dilemma. Do something? Do nothing? Pretend everything's fine? Help them if he can? But will showing them what they're missing help save their relationship...or destroy it?


Rowr! Sounds amazing. Can't wait to run out and Buy It Now!

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Throwback Thursday - Ritual Love

Samhain! Time travel! A Druid priest! And my favorite spot in Scotland, the Isle of Iona. This book was SO much fun to write, even if it is a bit of a departure from my usual fare.

 Scientist Moira Sinclair doesn’t believe in magic. Or at least she hasn’t since childhood. She’s only come to Iona in remembrance of her long-deceased grandmother, the last person who encouraged her fanciful side. But now she’s stumbled onto a secret druid ritual—and into another time.

Aedan Ap Crannog is furious to discover an outsider spying on their sacred, banned Samhain rites. With her strange garb and stranger mannerisms, Moira is unlike any woman he’s ever known. But she could cause trouble for him and the people who follow him in the ancient ways. To prevent her from sounding the alarm, he takes her captive, hiding her in the labyrinth of caves along the far shore.

Despite their differences, sparks burn between them as brightly as the Samhain bonfire. Now captive and captor must find a way to bridge the centuries before the magic disappears with the dawn…

Amazon | B & N | Kobo | iBooks | Powells | Amazon Canada | Amazon United Kingdom | Google Play | Samhain

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Book BIN Tuesday - Love After All

In the latest novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Hope Burns, a woman discovers that the man she least expects is exactly what she needs…

High school math teacher Chelsea Gardner has the perfect plan. She’s tired of dating all the wrong men, and after years of frustration, she’s developed a foolproof list of requirements for finding “The One”.

Bar owner Sebastian “Bash” Palmer finds Chelsea beautiful, smart and fun, but he thinks her list is ridiculous and unnecessary. Intent on proving Chelsea is looking for love in all the wrong ways, he offers to help her find the “perfect” man.

Chelsea knows Bash isn’t the right guy for her—he barely meets one of her criteria—but there’s something about the charismatic man that has her yearning for things that are most definitely not list approved.

Because sometimes, a relationship that looks totally wrong on paper can turn out incredibly right…


Teacher heroine? I'm in. Heading out as we speak to go Buy It Now!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Throwback Thursday - Challenging Carter

The featured book this week is Challenging Carter, the final book in my Strip trilogy!

When the stakes are high, she's ready to shed more than her inhibitions-but will the man of her dreams rise to the challenge?

Dani's been in love with Carter forever. But she's nothing like the women he dates-glamorous, exciting, spotlight-ready. Instead, she's stuck in the 'best friend' role and can't seem to find a way out of it. Until a scheduling mix-up finds her enrolled in a strip aerobics class. Now this buttoned-down wallflower is finding her wicked side-and liking it!

What in the world happened to Carter's best bud? She's gone from sweet to sexy in ten seconds flat-and Carter's lucky enough to be around for the ride of a lifetime. But he knows from past experience that relationships don't last. He's got to get things back on track before the most important friendship in his life is damaged forever.

Problem is, Dani has no intention of going back to being "just friends". It's about time someone challenged Carter's assumptions about love and friendship-and Dani's just the woman to do it!

Amazon | B & N | Kobo | iBooks | Powells | Amazon Canada | Amazon United Kingdom | Google Play | Samhain

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Video(s) of the Week - Christopher Sean Times Two!

Monday's Crush, Christopher Sean, is currently on two shows - Hawaii Five-0 and Days of our Lives. Just to give you an idea of his range, here's some work from both of them:

Days of our Lives - CS plays Paul, a former pro pitcher currently breaking up Salem's only gay marriage. :)

Hawaii Five-0 - CS plays Gabriel Waincroft, Chin's brother in law and all around bad guy. (Warning: pretty brutal scene in the middle of this one.)

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Book BIN Tuesday - His Diamond of Convenience

Dmitri Markin meets his match! 

Twelve years ago, Victoria Calder made a mistake that cost her father his business. Now she finally has a chance to atone. And if that means going toe-to-toe with the arresting Dmitri Markin she's prepared to step into the ring…and put his on her finger!

Dmitri—former martial arts fighter, present-day pleasure seeker—is a man who likes to win. The beautiful Ms. Calder might have initially shocked him with her proposition, but there's more than one advantage to the deal she's proposing… If this dedicated bachelor is going to surrender to marriage it certainly won't be in name only!


I'm a huge Maisey Yates fan, and this book sounds like quintessential, fantastic Presents. Plus - TATTOO. Gonna run on out and Buy It Now!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Throwback Thursday - Strip Tease

Strip Tease was my second book published, but it sold the same day as Taking the Cake - Angela James sent me an offer on both of them at the same time. It would be an understatement to say that it was an exciting day for me! Both TtC and ST are set in Seattle, with overlapping characters (also including Challenging Carter's heroine), and were a blast to write.

He’s vice. She’s nice. This potent mix has to be handled with care...

The Strip Series, Book 2

It seemed easy enough. Hit the local all-male strip club, pick a likely target and hire him for her best friend’s bachelorette party. But the stripper who catches Caroline’s eye has a different agenda. He’s an undercover cop, and Caroline ends up under arrest—for solicitation!

Tony DiMarco realizes too late that he’s made a mistake. Caroline’s reputation and business are suffering, and he feels responsible. He feels something else too—the pull of red-hot desire. He wants Caroline, but she’s afraid that he’s just trying to make up for his mistake. Can this determined vice cop teach her to trust him?

Warning: This title contains the following explicit sex and graphic language.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Video of the Week - ESS Showreel!

Want to know why I'm such a big fan of Eric Sheffer Stevens? Here's a quick peek - sort of a greatest hits of his work for the past few years. (And, amazingly, nothing from As The World Turns, which is what put him on the radar for many of his fans!)

Eric Sheffer Stevens Showreel from Craig Trow on Vimeo.

So there you go. Enjoy!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Book BIN Tuesday - The Oak King

PG Forte has a new book out today! And it sounds gooooood....

Twice each year, Aine Murphy ventures into the woods to hold ceremonies to honor the Oak King and the Holly King, never dreaming these Lords of the Forest could be anything more than myth. When the legends spring to life in front of her, how can she help but fall for the sexy demi-gods she's loved all her life?

From midwinter to midsummer, Fionn O'Dair rules the Greenworld as the Oak King—a role he feels is beyond his abilities, and one that dooms him to a loveless future, forever craving the one man he can never allow himself to have. How can he resist what Aine offers—the sweet devotion that soothes his aching soul, and the slim chance to live a "normal" life as her husband, if only for half a year?

Holly King Kieran Mac Cuilenn never desired a human lover—until now. Seeing Fionn and Aine together fills him with longing for the love he threw away and awakens feelings he thought he'd buried with the last Oak King. Is there enough magic in the solstice to correct the mistakes he made years ago? Or is he doomed to be forever left out in the cold?

I've been waiting for this book for ages, and I'm so excited it's finally available! Why not join me and Buy It Now? 


Thursday, March 12, 2015

Throwback Thursday - Taking the Cake

Taking the Cake was my first published book, released by Samhain in August of 2006. A new cover in 2013 spruced it up nicely. I've got such a soft spot for this story!


Mollie Mason is sure her night can't get any worse. Stuck in an inflatable rubber cake, she overhears her fiancé slamming her to the entire guest list of his bachelor party - and then she catches him cheating! But discovering that her high school crush has witnessed her humiliation is the icing on the cake.

Cade Gallagher has wanted Mollie for years. And when she asks him to prove to the world - and herself - that she's not just a good girl, he knows he'd be a fool to say no. But she wants just a temporary fling. Will two weeks be enough time to convince her to take a chance on him - forever?

A walk on the wild side with her favorite bad boy is just what this good girl needs!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Book BIN Tuesday - Chain of Command

Hey, Helenkay Dimon has a new book - and it's the start of a new series! Check it out below...
Book one of Greenway Range
Retired marine Sawyer Cain can't forget all he's seen and lost, but he can try to start over. Opening a gun range with his closest friends is the first step toward a new life—one where he finally buries the guilt he can't seem to shake. So much depends on the property he needs to buy…and the gorgeous but completely frustrating woman who refuses to sell it.
Hailey Thorne is done—with loss and with anything military, after the closest thing she had to an uncle died in Afghanistan. When Sawyer shows up on her porch he has military written all over him. He's one more in a long line of people who wants the land she inherited, and suddenly he's everywhere she goes. Hailey can't get the broad-shouldered, dirty-talking, dead-serious man out of her head. Or her life.
Sawyer's not above using his skills in the bedroom to try to convince her to sell, and Hailey is more than willing to let him. Their pleasure-only arrangement works…until emotions get in the way. But Sawyer has a secret he's convinced will have Hailey hating him forever, and Hailey's not willing to risk loving anyone she could lose.
Sounds awesome, right? Don't you want to run right out and Buy It Now?