Wednesday, 6 February 2008

Let the pigeons loose....

Shades of Gray – released today at Ellora’s Cave

What was supposed to be a power walk through a cemetery turns out to be the best sex of Temperance Larkin’s life. Is having sex in a cemetery with a stranger a bad thing? Is it odd? Is it bizarre? No more bizarre that being accosted by vampires or finding out the guy who was all tight and hot inside you is a cop. Holy crap! What next?

Asher Marriott is a cop haunted by who he is. A horrible twist of fate condemned him to live his life as a vampire. When Temperance walks into his lonely life he begins to hope that all his efforts to change his fate have not been in vain. Is Temperance the sanctuary he craves?

But an old enemy threatens any peace or happiness Asher and Temperance hope to find. It is going to take the combined power of vampires, a witch and one mortal woman with attitude to kick Madigan Ap Lyr’s ass back to hell where he belongs.

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An excerpt…

“Do you have sex with just anyone?” They both knew that answer to that.
No never. Temperance shook here head.
“I want you to take off your clothes.” Asher’s voice was soft as his eyes locked on hers. “Please.”
Temperance had never been asked to undress before a man before. Usually it was just ripping clothes off frantically stuff. She actually blushed.
“Are you shy?” Asher was intrigued.
This man made her feel like she had never had real sex before and it was kind of thrilling.
It was one thing to see her naked in the half darkness and yet quite another to see her in full light in all her cellulite glory.
“We need to turn the lights out.”
“Why?” Asher smiled gently at the rosy cheeked woman before him. “I’ve seen you naked and I want to see you naked again. You are a beautiful woman Temperance.”
Oh God, when Asher said it like that Temperance wanted to believe him so badly. No one had ever called her beautiful before. Usually it was just a man’s hands on her breasts, a cock between her legs, a moment of satisfaction and then it was over.

“Are you going to take your clothes off?” Temperance did not want to be the only one naked and vulnerable.
“I will but I want you to trust me.”
“Because I want more than just sex from you.”
“What do you want?” The promise in his eyes made Temperance hotter than she had ever thought possible.
“I want everything you are willing to give me my love.”

Aww…isn’t he nice?

So this arvo it bucketed down with rain which is excellent when you are in the middle of the worst drought ever. I got absolutely saturated on the walk from work to the car – no distance at all. I still went shopping…I know, you were thinking I was made out of spun sugar and the rain would melt me. Nah. Takes more than water to get rid of me. Anyway, it always amuses me when people look at you and state the bleeding obvious like – “You’re wet.” Really? Get out of here, I would never have known. People are fascinating when they state dumb things without thinking aren't they? Is it just because they are amazed easily or are they dumb? For example – a reporter asks someone who just watched their home burn to the ground –“How do you feel?” Pretty frigging obvious isn’t it? It’s not obligatory to think before you speak but you can see how it makes sense….

Okay, I caused some people to have a kniption fit in the supermarket today. Not, surprising for me. What is a kniption fit? It's your basic tantrum. I know, how could someone as sweet as me do that? Eggs. As you may know, I have this random method of hunting and gathering groceries. I went in to buy eggs and bleach. No, not a new recipe – besides I don’t cook unless at gunpoint. Anyway, I only buy eggs that are not ‘cage eggs’. I like to know the chooks (hens) who laid my eggs were out frolicking and doing whatever hens do when they are free. Mind you they probably all sit around smoking and drinking. Anwyay the eggs I wanted - 'free range' were not on the shelves. I was told by staff they were ‘out the back’ and they would put them out later. I politely explained that I wanted some now please. I was asked - Why can’t you have normal eggs like everyone else? The obvious answer is – Duh, I’m neither normal or anyone else. In one of my many jobs, I have worked stocking shelves in a supermarket. It’s hard work. Everything has to be neat, in the right place with the labels showing properly and yes, customers can be a pain in the bum when they want something but that’s what customers do. Anyway, after much carry on, eye rolling and me requesting the 16 year old manager of the section (lord help us) they went and bought out a trolley of eggs just for me. A friend is amazed I always get what I want. She said she could never do what I do to get my own way as she would be too emabrassed. Why? It's way sillier to settle of second best or nothing? Besides, as you know you can only be embarassed if you care what someone thinks.

The Eternity Competition – who has the “My darling…” line today…hmm not sure…seek and find.

What could you spend an eternity doing? What is your passion? Your hunger? Your deepest desire? Each day beginning February 5 and running through February 14 one of the ten authors will complete the line, "My darling I could spend eternity…" on either their blog or website. Collect all ten answers and e-mail them to with Eternally Yours in the subject line to win some hot, romantic books. There will be three lucky Valentine winners.

The prizes –

1st prize--5 books

2nd prize--3 books

3rd prize--2 books

The books

Sandra Cox
Mona Risk
To Love a Hero
Brynn Paulin
Tribute For the Goddess
Bronwyn Green
Mystic Circle
Cindy Spencer Pape
Stone and Earth
N.J. Walters
Seduction of Shamus O’Rourke
Elyssa Edwards
Mating Stone
Amarinda Jones
Shades of Gray
Kelly Kirch
Time for Love
Anny Cook

Entries must be in by February 16 at midnight EST. All books and prize winners will be drawn randomly.

Anny was up until the wee hours of this morning. Will she be awake now? Check out and nudge her if she is snoring. Kelly is deciding what fetish is her fave on or eating Iced Vo Vos….hmmm…what are they you ask…
Go ahead: Live with abandon. Be outrageous at any age. What are you saving your best self for?


Dakota Rebel said...

"I caused some people to have a kniption fit in the supermarket today."

I caused a kniption fit at work yesterday. Good on you AJ. Also, that is my favorite kind of fit and I have never written it because I have never known how to spell it. But now it is written on the back of my hand so I can write it down when I get home. Thanks!


Molly Daniels said...

Happy release day:)

Love the toons:)

Kelly Kirch said...

Hmm, great question. I don't know what vu vus are but I put up some pics of the things I have been discussing lately.

In the states, the customer rules. There would have been no question the manager would see to your eggs. Er, the chicken eggs, that is.

barbara huffert said...

You go girl! I think one of these days you need to write your memoirs.

Anny Cook said...

Happy release day! Yay! I'm gonna go over there and get that vampire book!

I love kniption fits. That's generally what grandmas have when you mention the word 'sex'!

Brynn Paulin said...

My reality is shattered! You're not made of spun sugar??

Bronwyn's Blog said...

Happy Release Day!!! May you sell fabulous amounts of books!!!

Sandra Cox said...

Good for you for using 'free range' eggs. That's the only kind my daughter and son-in-law will use.
Loved the chicken and egg cartoon:)

Sandra Cox said...

Happy Release Day, wishing you mega sales.

JacquƩline_Roth said...

I actually love causing kniption fits. I had a moment of glory yesterday when I made an appointment to get my taxes done at 4:00pm. I arrived five minutes early in good form and was told it would be 10 minutes, she was running behind. Then they said it would be an extra 20 more. I asked pointedly what the point of making appointments were when they obviously didn't intend to keep them. Surely there was a better use for the trees they were killing with their schedule book.

In the end they deducted a large chunk of the fee for my "trouble". Damn straight if you ever want to see me cross that threshold again.