Nov 18 2013

Evernight Readers’ Choice Awards–I snagged a nomination (or two)

I have no idea who to thank, so I’ll send out a blanket “THANK YOU!” to any and all who read Prometheus Unstitched and especially to those who nominated it for the first Evernight Readers’ Choice award in the Humor category. Prometheus made it to the semi-finals, I’m thrilled to announce.

Semi-Finalist HumorBut that’s not all…

Two anthologies containing my short stories were also nominated. HIS (“Slave Driver”) and Vanilla Free Christmas (“The Man Within”) both got nods. I have competing stories! LOL No favorites on my part.

Semi-Finalist Antho

Thank you for those two nods as well.  :D

What’s next, you ask?

Voting!

Go HERE to vote for your favorites. Voting closes November 30th

Nov 04 2013

New Release Spotlight: Ariel’s Song by Evie Knight

ariels-song1mPretty cover, right? I think so.  Here today, I have guest Evie Knight to talk about her new release from Evernight Publishing, Ariel’s Song. I’ll let her give you the deets:

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Lila, thank you so much for hosting me today and letting me share with your readers my new release titled, Ariel’s Song.

To celebrate the launch of my new release, I have a tour wide giveaway and I’m also gifting an ecopy of Ariel’s Song to one lucky commenter at each blog stop. But before I get to the prizes’ details, let me share with you a bit about the book, and then I’ll tell you what’s up for grabs and what you have to do to enter. Deal?

About Ariel’s Song:

Colin Hoskins, famous classical violinist, is tainted by his past. Angry at life, unable to move beyond the betrayal of his dead fiancé, he’s sworn off performing or falling in love ever again. All Colin wants is to be left alone, except no one listens. Especially the pretty little assistant he can’t fire and his body burns to claim.

Stranded in a foreign country, bankrupted heiress Ariel Parks needs a job to fund her way home. Assistant of sorts to the musician she’s fantasized about for years sounds like a dream job. She never imagined the gorgeous genius would be a reclusive beast. But the real problem is the way every nerve in her body tingles at the mention of his name.

 

Sneak Preview:

“What makes you think you’re qualified for this job?”

A pair of caramel gold eyes stared at her. Ariel couldn’t believe she was talking with him. Colin Hoskins. The famous musician. He looked hotter up close than he deserved to be. His intent gaze reminded her of the first time she’d listened to one of his songs, falling in love with his music irrevocably. And the many times she’d touched herself, imagining him making love to her.

Not once, not ever, did the thought cross her mind she’d one day be at Colin’s house, interviewing for a job. Ariel glanced around his elegant study, taking in the impeccable dark wood floors and matching drapes, in an effort to ignore his you’re wasting my time attitude. When she’d decided to answer the ad earlier today, she never imagined the job to be this hard to get.

He stood up and circled his desk, stopping behind her chair. “Well?” Colin twisted his finger in the long curl brushing one side of her face, pulling it.

 

To continue reading what happens next, visit my next blog stop tomorrow at: Caribbean Accent Book Reviews

 

Where you can buy it

All Romance eBooks  | Amazon | BookStrand | Evernight Publishing

About Evie:

Evie Knight writes wickedly sexy contemporary romances with irresistible bad boys, sassy heroines, a bit of conflict, humor and a dash of spice. When she’s not hard at work writing, she spends her time blogging, reading, listening to music, or looking for a muse.

She lives in sunny Southern California.

Evie loves hearing from her readers. Feel free to drop her a line at [email protected] or you can stalk her on Twitter @inlovewromance

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So, what’s up for grabs?

Tour wide giveaway is a Kindle or $70 Amazon gift card – OPEN INTERNATIONALLY

One ecopy of Ariel’s Song (one lucky commenter at each blog stop) — OPEN INTERNATIONALLY

 

What do you have to do to enter?

Answer this:  Who’s your favorite singer/music band?

Add Ariel’s Song to your TBR GoodreadsIcon

Then, do one or all of these:

1. Like my Facebook page

2. Subscribe to my blog

3. Follow me on Twitter @inlovewromance

Use the Rafflecopter below that will run tour-long.

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Nov 02 2013

Beginning Black Friday: A Holiday Blog Serial by Sandra Bunino and me!

After you’re done shopping until you drop, come back here and start reading a holiday serial I co-wrote with my BFF, the uber talented Sandra Bunino.

Our holiday romance is called Second Chance Layover, the first collaboration in what we hope will be many more stories from The Lonely Hearts Travel Club.

Be sure to subscribe to my blog (see sidebar on right side of page) so you won’t miss a single installment. The story will run Monday through Friday from November 28th to December 24th on both my and Sandra Bunino’s blogs. We’ll also run it on Smashwords, but with a one day (or more) delay.

More details to come but I’ll leave you with this teaser for now:

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Lila Shaw (l) and Sandra Bunino (r)

Oct 29 2013

Hot Halloween Heroes Giveaway Hop

Sherry1969 was my winner!!

Congratulations and thank you to everyone who stopped by my blog. :)

Welcome to the Hot Halloween Heroes Giveaway Hop!

hothalloweenheroeshopHalloween is the perfect time to celebrate our favourite hot paranormal romance heroes and share them with others.

This hop is run by Felicity Heaton and Indie Romance Books and runs from October 29th to November 3rd 2013.

Who’s a hot Halloween hero?

Ahem…allow me to tell you about Hugo Desmond, gargoyle, hunter of demons including one Wild West Succubus named Priscilla Goodnight, both circa 1869 Kansas.

Wh-what? A paranormal historical western?! Never heard of such.

Well…why not? Especially with a hero as hot as Hugo (how’s that for alliteration?). Here’s how our heroine first sees him:

The man removes his hat and nods. He is the picture of polite servility, but a twinkle in his baby blues hints of unspoken amusement, a secret he’s not going to share until he’s good and ready. My instincts go on high alert. “Hugo Desmond at your service, ma’am,” he says, bobbing his head.

and a little bit later, she expands her observation:

I do a more thorough physical inventory of Hugo—unruly dark hair contrasts with a neatly trimmed beard and mustache. His considerable height I would estimate at well above six feet, perhaps by as many as four inches. Ridiculously long, lean legs that are straight and not bowed and a broad muscular chest proclaim him to be more of a granger than a cowboy. His fingernails are clean, as are his clothes, and unlike most of my other help, he wears no unpleasant odors.

I suppose in the old west, the lack of body odor, especially for a cowboy, probably was a huge plus. Maybe a clean-smelling Tom Selleck (in his younger days) with a dash of Justified’s Timothy Olyphant? Definitely a hot cowboy…and if he can slay demons? Even better!

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Tom Selleck from Quigley Down Under

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Timothy Olyphant from Deadwood

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To celebrate Hot Halloween Heroes, I’m offering the following prizes to one lucky commenter on my blog who answers the following question:

Would you rather be:

  • Saved from a burning building by a hot fireman or
  • Pulled over for speeding by a sexy cop or
  • Rescued from a riot by a delectable National Guardsman or
  • Saved from a rampaging demon by a badass gargoyle?
  • Or play a damsel in distress to some other type of hero (describe, please)

I’d also love a “Like” of my Facebook author page, if you might feel so inclined, though it’s not required.

To the randomly selected winner, I’m offering the following prizes:

An ebook of my latest release, Wild West Succubus (hero is a gargoyle)wildwestsuccubus_FINALCOVER175x240

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The 2014 NYC Fireman’s calendar! (US only, Amazon gift card of $10 to international)

NYCFiremenFront NYCFiremanBackNow there are some hot heroes for you!!

Please hop on over to visit other blog participants:

Oct 20 2013

Winner of my stop for the Evernight Third Birthday hop is…

Shelly Hammond!

Shelly, I’ve contacted you on your prize fulfillment.

Thank you to EVERYONE who hopped by and said “howdy”!

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