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Interview and #Giveaway: Diamond Moon by @celiabreslin #paranormal #romance

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Black Hills Wolves

Book 12

Celia Breslin

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Publisher: Decadent Publishing

Date of Publication:  March 27, 2015

ISBN: 978-1-61333-803-2


Number of pages: 85

Word Count: 29,737

Cover Artist: Fiona Jayde

blurbHuman-wolf hybrid Darci Diamond spends every full moon locked in auntie’s basement in Southern Oregon. Her excruciating shifts terrify her, the last one causing her heart to stop beating. Seeking a cure, she journeys to Los Lobos.

Ross Luparell returns to the struggling Tao pack, using his millions made in the tech industry to build homes for pack families in need. He never imagined he would also find his one true mate. But when a hybrid with the biggest green eyes he’s ever seen lands on his doorstep in the middle of a wicked summer storm, there’s no denying it. She’s the one.

She wants a normal human life, free from pain-filled shifts. He won’t give up on her Wolf, and will do whatever it takes to help her accept her true nature. But can he convince her to trust him with her heart?

Available at    Amazon      Kobo     iTunes     Decadent Publishing


Hello and Welcome to my blog.

Hi Houston! Thanks for having me over for a visit.

First, why don’t you tell us a little bit about this book? Something that’s not in the blurb.

Diamond Moon is the twelfth book released in a multi-author series. The series is set in The Black Hills of South Dakota. Much of the action happens in or around the small shifter town of Los Lobos. The Tao pack owns the area—the pack itself is fractured but on the mend, after the death of its crazed and cruel Alpha.

In my story, Dominant Wolf Ross Luparell returns to the pack to settle in the area and help build homes for homeless pack members. To his surprise and delight, he also finds his mate.

What adversities did you face as an aspiring author?

I’d say it’s the same challenge pre and post publication: it’s important to keep writing while one attends to the other aspects of the business, such as promotion, conferences, queries, submissions, etc.

What do you believe is your best marketing tool to sell your books?

The writing.  Our words sell our books.

What do you think is the biggest misconception that readers have about authors in general?

It’s important to understand that putting out a book is a team effort (writer, publisher, editor, designer, publicist, etc.).

How much research do you put into your books before writing them?

Depends on the topic.  I often research while I’m writing and can sometimes fall into what I fondly call “research rabbit holes.” For example, for Diamond Moon, I spent a fair amount of time watching nature videos on the behavior of wolves and reading studies on them as well. Fascinating stuff!

Why did you choose this genre to write?

I write in the genre(s) I love to read.

What makes all your long hours of writing worth it?

I love immersing myself in the worlds I create and getting to know my characters.

If you can say one thing to your readers, what would that be?

Thank you, dear readers, for taking the time to read our work! 🙂

Sinfully Fun

 If you were granted 3 wishes what would they be? Immortality, and super powers, especially flying and super strength.

What’s your guilty pleasure?  Poco Dolce dark chocolate.

Do you have any hidden talents? 😉 I play the piano.


Would you rather….

 Read a paperback or on an ereader? E-reader

Drink champagne or beer? Champagne

Heels or flats?  Both

Facebook or Twitter? Twitter

Go to the beach or go to a winter mountain retreat?  Beach

Is there anything else you’d like to add?

This was fun, Houston!  Thanks again, for the chat!


He reached out with his Wolf senses. The feedback froze his fingers on the doorknob. Female. Damn, she smelled good. Human. Wolf. Wait…both? The copper tang of blood hit his nose. And injured.

He flung open the door. His abrupt move caught his visitor off guard, one small, white fist raised to knock. The woman startled and fell forward. Catching her, he pulled her inside, kicking the door shut with his foot.

She sagged against him, a shivering bundle of wet woman. Underneath the dampness, her scent drop-kicked his gut. Apples and cinnamon. Roses and honey. His body perked up, taking extreme notice. He fought the growl of possession threatening to tear out of his throat. Holy hell, had his potential mate just walked into his home in the middle of a storm?

The scent of her blood jump-started his brain into action. He lowered her gently to the floor. “Jesus. You okay?”

His instincts urged him to check her for wounds, but he was a stranger and didn’t want to spook her. But goddamn, he wanted to touch her. Peel off her wet clothes. See all of her. With a jacket covering her torso, tight jeans hiding her legs, and her ball cap pulled low on her face, all he’d seen so far was her quivering pale chin, full red lips, and those delicate, trembling hands.

“S-s-sorry, d-dripping all ov-v-ver your f-f-floor,” she said, teeth chattering. Her snow white fingers curled on the hardwood, arms trembling with her effort to keep herself upright. Blood streaked the wood. A line of liquid crimson slid down her jaw and dripped from her chin onto her jacket.

To hell with propriety. “You’re injured. Let me help you.” He pulled off her cap and damn near swallowed his tongue.

Big green eyes blinked up at him from a face so pale it made him think of moonlight. Drenched, short black hair lay plastered to her head, the ends framing features reminiscent of the fairies his sister loved to draw for the hidden-object games she designed. Ethereal beauty. My beauty. He stroked a knuckle down her cheek then ran his thumb over her soft, full lower lip.

She flinched and batted his hand away, falling to her side in the process.

Ross snapped back to reality with a healthy hit of guilt. “Shit. Sorry.”

His gaze shot to her forehead where a two-inch cut sent blood trailing over her prominent cheekbone with its silky-smooth skin he’d so enjoyed caressing—

Shit. He gave himself a mental ass kicking for scaring her. “I’m Ross. You’re safe here. Promise.”


authorbioCelia lives in California with her husband, daughter, and two feisty cats. She writes urban CB.headshot-bwfantasy and paranormal romance, and has a particular fondness for werewolves, vampires, and the Fae. Her award-winning vampire series – The Tranquilli Bloodline – is available from Champagne Books.  Diamond Moon is her first werewolf story for Decadent Publishing’s Black Hills Wolves shifter line.

When not writing, you’ll find Celia exercising, reading a good book, hanging with her family, or indulging her addiction to Joss Whedon’s TV shows and movies.

Web site: http://www.celiabreslin.com/

Blog: http://www.celiabreslin.com/blog/

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/celiabreslin

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CeliaBreslinAuthor

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/CeliaBreslin

Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/celiabreslin/


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Interview and #Giveaway – Platinum Pleasures by @KateDeveaux

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Image1Platinum Pleasures

Kate Deveaux

Genre: contemporary erotic romance

Publisher: Totally Bound

Date of Publication: June 1, 2014

ISBN: 9781784300326


Number of pages: 100

Word Count: 25,815

blurbOne night…one fantasy for hire…one sizzling case of mistaken identity.

Ainsley Simmons can hardly believe she’s ordered a fantasy lover online — a man to fulfill her deepest sexual desires for the entire evening. She’s in for a surprise when sexy young Mr. R shows up at her door in a classic case of mistaken identity.

Ainsley has the night of her life being pleasured by the much younger and demanding multi-millionaire — until she discovers he’s not her fantasy lover after all.

He’s even better than that.

Available at  Totally Bound    Amazon    BN


Hello and Welcome to my blog.

First, why don’t you tell us a little bit about this book? Something that’s not in the blurb.

Valentine’s Day is 28-year-old Marcus Roarke’s wedding anniversary and it’s a particularly sad day for him as his wife died in a tragic accident. The day brings back memories as he sees everyone hurrying about with their flowers and chocolates. He just wants to go home to his penthouse and escape the festivities, but when Marcus runs an errand on the way home, it turns out to heal his heart in ways he never thought possible when he meets the curvaceous and older Ainsley Simmons who mistakes Marcus for the fantasy lover she ordered online.

What adversities did you face as an aspiring author?

Patience was my only adversity. Advice: Learn patience. Learn the craft and don’t ever, ever, ever give up. In the end, patience and honing my craft paid off and I love what I do. Lucky for me Mr. Deveaux was and is my biggest fan and he doesn’t seem to mind the research necessary for my books. J

What do you believe is your best marketing tool to sell your books?

Word of mouth from my readers.  I love you and you make my work so rewarding. Thanks to my street team who help spread the word.

What do you think is the biggest misconception that readers have about authors in general?

That we’re holed up in a garret somewhere using a typewriter and white out. Would they be surprised to find out we spend about ½ our time on the computer writing and the other ½ of the time blogging and connecting with our readers and writing community. There’s a surprising amount of administrative work that goes into being an author…

How much research do you put into your books before writing them? 

I write erotic romance so I have to do a lot of hands on research. That’s my story and I’m sticking with it. J

Why did you choose this genre to write?

It came naturally. (Bad pun but I couldn’t resist)  I like a HOT story and I write white-hot because I like to and hope my readers like it too.

What makes all your long hours of writing worth it?

Nothing more exciting than a new Contract and a Book Cover reveal of a drop dead sexy cover.

If you can say one thing to your readers, what would that be?

Thank you. Truly, you make my work so much more fun with your feedback and loyal following.

Sinfully Fun 

If you were granted 3 wishes what would they be? Taller. More outspoken. Knowing when to say no.

What’s your guilty pleasure?  Champagne and Mr. Deveaux.

Do you have any hidden talents? 😉 Yes, and they are definitely hidden J

Would you rather….

Read a paperback or on an ereader? Paperback but I do read more E reader as a habit

Drink champagne or beer? Champagne, darling, please, you have to ask?

Heels or flats? Stilettos.

Facebook or Twitter? Twitter

Go to the beach or go to a winter mountain retreat? Beach. Who wants to be cold?


Is there anything else you’d like to add?


Thanks so much for having me stop by to chat. I do hope you will all enjoy Platinum Pleasures and that it will put a little spark of passion in your Valentine’s Day.





Ainsley Simmons chewed on the end of her pencil, her fingers hovering over her laptop, wondering if she had the nerve. Staring at the screen, she tapped her foot nervously on the polished limestone floor. The rapid beat echoed through her sprawling penthouse. Pausing to pick up a business card, she flipped it over like a playing card, thumbing the linen card stock between her fingers.

All too aware that today was Valentine’s Day, the last thing Ainsley wanted to do was spend the evening alone. Not when her friends were being whisked off by their lovers and significant others to exotic locales, all while she sat in her vast Beverly Hills penthouse. Alone. At least Charles hadn’t taken her home from her when he’d cleaned her out and scampered off to Dubai with his newest flame.

Her gaze lingered on the business card and the elegant, embossed print.

Fantasies Inc. 
No fantasy will go unfulfilled.

That was all it said. Nothing else.

Her closest friend, Tara, had discreetly handed Ainsley the card at her annual posh cocktail party last weekend. The who’s who of Hollywood had been in attendance that night, not that Ainsley had noticed—she’d been too busy drowning her sorrows in her martini glass. Glasses plural was more like it. No wonder she’d had a wicked hangover the next day. The card didn’t specify the kind of fantasies they specialized in, but Tara had told her. Sexual.

Maybe Tara was right—Fantasies Inc. might just be the perfect diversion from her troubles, if just for one night. Drumming her manicured nail on her desk and scanning the elaborate website, Ainsley was more than intrigued by the promise of a fun-filled rendezvous in the privacy of her own home, with no questions asked.

The company assured anonymity, and even provided a short online questionnaire to assist in the creation of the client’s perfect evening of pleasure.

The list of questions alone thrilled her. Preferred age, race, hair and eye colour, build, sexual preferences, not to mention an impressive list of sexual specialities. Next to each choice there was a ‘surprise me’ option. Ainsley frowned. Not one for surprises, she knew just the type of lover that made her heart beat faster. The type of man she’d never had before. Mid-twenties, fair and muscular. Oh, and yes, one who wasn’t afraid to take control, to make her weak at the knees—at his command.

A flicker of desire wicked through her, right to her core. Deep down in her belly was an insistent need ached to be satisfied, tempted by blissful hours in the arms of her perfect fantasy lover.

Taking a long, slow swig of her champagne, the bubbles catching in her throat, she gathered her courage. Courage to do something rash, almost reckless—that was so unlike her, but then after Charles had left her, she’d been forced to be the new Ainsley. And the night of discreet pleasure might very well be her last five thousand dollars, but hours spent allowing herself—no, more like treating herself—to an evening all about her… Well, that was just what she craved. She’d think of it as a Valentine’s present to herself.

Quickly ticking off a few preferences, she noted the Valentine’s special, an upgrade to a second night of pleasure for a few thousand more. Two nights of mysterious erotic pleasures was just too much for both her body and her bank account to imagine. She’d best stick with one night and see how it went. Gulping down the rest of her champagne, she pressed the send button.

She exhaled as her credit card was approved for the deposit. The rest would be put on her tab and could be settled at the end of the fantasy. Plus gratuity. Oh, how does one tip for that? Her cheeks flushed and her pulse raced with the thought of what she’d just done.



authorbioKate Deveaux is a contemporary, erotic romance writer and die-hard romantic. It was after reading Jane Eyre in high school, that she became hooked on the idea of writing about romance, excitement and drama. Kate has been penning stories, from the sensual to the sinfully sexy, ever since!

A former wedding planner, Kate has always been “in love” with love!  She was inspired to transition from writing racy short stories to full length manuscripts after meeting other authors in the romance world at industry workshops, conferences and events. Originally from England, now resides in the U.S. with her husband.

When she’s not writing or reading, Kate can be found on the tennis court—yes, there’s even “love” in that game too!

Author website: http://www.katedeveaux.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kate-Deveaux/349294291841235

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/KateDeveaux

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/katedeveaux

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/list/7126956.Kate_Deveaux

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Cover Model David Santa Lucia is Fifty Shades Hotter than Christian Grey..I invite you to decide! @shari_nich @dsantalucia87

By Shari Nichols









Whenever I think of Valentine’s Day, images of long stemmed red roses, heart shaped boxes of chocolate and of course, hot men come to mind. The Fifty Shades frenzy has hit with a vengeance. This Valentine’s Day women will be lining up at theaters around the globe to finally experience the allusive Christian Grey in all his male glory on the big screen. But there will be another incredibly sexy male on the scene, whose face and muscled physique will soon be everywhere.

I have no doubt he’ll capture the hearts and the imagination of women both young and old. His name is David Santa Lucia, and not only is he easy on the eyes, but he’s smart, grounded and damn if he doesn’t look good soaking wet!

Looking at your pictures, it’s clear that you must’ve turned many heads. When did you first consider a career in modeling? How did you get in the industry?

That’s nice of you to say! To be honest, I’ve had people tell me that I should model, but I never gave it a second thought. It all started this past January. I began training for my first NPC physique competition. I was in the best shape of my life so I posted a couple of progress pictures online, as most competitors do. One day, I got a message from a local photographer asking me if I had any interest in being on the cover of a bestselling author’s next series. I’m usually skeptical when it comes to these kinds of things, but after she explained the details and that I’d be getting paid for my work I decided “why not?” I submitted some additional photos of myself for Author Kimberly Knight to review to make a final decision on who to pick. To my surprise, she chose me to be on the cover of her next series.

The six covers that I’m featured on for her series are the product from my first real photo shoot. I wasn’t convinced about a modeling career until I saw the results and how wonderful the images turned out. Liz Christensen is the photographer that took the incredible shots and managed to capture the moment perfectly. She told me that I was a natural. It got me thinking that I could make something out of this opportunity. My career has been “running” ever since and I’ve been extremely fortunate. I’m forever grateful for all of the wonderful opportunities that have come my way!






















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-Your handsome face and gorgeous body have graced many romance novels covers and I can see why. What covers have you done?

Oh god, I’m blushing from these amazing compliments. I work with the best photographers in the industry and we collaborate as a team to get our images seen by the wonderful author community.

My first job came from Amazon Best Selling Author Kimberly Knight’s B&S series. Additional covers came from New York Times and USA Today Best Selling Author Aurora Rose Reynolds. I’m also featured on another cover by Aurora that will be released in the near future. Currently I have eight released covers and three more that’ll be coming out in the near future by Aurora Rose Reynolds, Emma Hart, and Sandi Lynn. I’m also discussing deals with a few other authors right now. Hopefully there will be even more to come, so please stay in touch with my page to see my new covers.

-What do you do in your free time?

I don’t have too much free time. I’m either at school, work, studying, exercising, networking online with authors and photographers, answering emails/messages, or cooking and preparing meals. When I do find some free time I like to spend it with my beautiful girlfriend and go out to a nice dinner or just relax at home and goof around with her. She insists that I’m secretly a dork at heart, but she loves it.

-What would a woman have to do to win your heart?

I have a wonderful and amazing girlfriend. She’s the beautiful female model Rachael Baltes, who’s featured on the covers with me. I’m picky when it comes to dating. I’ve had my fair share of liars, cheaters, drama lovers, fighters, and crazies. From all of my bad experiences I have learned to have a keen eye to even the slightest red flag that would tell me to avoid a female. The most important characteristic that a woman must possess to win my heart is the ability to make me genuinely laugh and not just once in a while, but all the time.  Rachael has the best sense of humor and she always keeps things lively and fun with all of her positive and wild energy. I also need a woman who exercises regularly and knows and understands the challenges and the value of training hard, as it is a major part of my daily life. Besides, there is nothing sexier than seeing your woman dripping in sweat from a grueling work out! Aside from humor and exercise, my partner must be a genuine sweetheart. I’ve dated attractive woman who were just nasty and let me tell you, looks can only get you so far with me. Rachael is both beautiful and a total sweetheart. She has my back no matter what.

-Where are you from originally? Where do you call home now?

I’m from Buffalo, New York and I still reside here to this day. I plan on moving south this year to seek out employment after I graduate from my doctor of physical therapy program. I love New York, but I need to go where the opportunities are and to a warmer climate.

-What can we expect from you in the future?

Well it’s my hope that you should expect to see me on many more covers. I have seven photo shoots scheduled in the next few months with excellent photographers. There will be a ton of great new pics coming out. I’m also trying to break my way into the fashion industry. I’m hoping to get some exposure in fashion and fitness magazines in the future. I’m also looking to earn sponsorships through work out supplements and clothing companies. You can definitely expect me to continue competing in physique competitions. I will also continue to travel around the U.S. for author signing events, which is wonderful because it gives me a chance to meet and spend time with my author friends, as well as my fans. I love to meet the fans and enjoy getting a chance to talk and joke around with them!

-Who do you admire most? Why?

I would say that the person who I admire the most would have to be my best friend Ryan Boggs who’s a fellow classmate in my Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. Balancing my modeling career, traveling, training, physique competitions, relationships, and everyday life while also enrolled in a professional doctoral program is nothing short of tough. Every day is a challenge and Ryan has been the man behind the scenes who keeps me on track when things get overwhelming. Ryan will also be my future business partner when we open up our own practice. He’s truly an inspiration and sets the bar for human character and morality.

-Are you ever shy or embarrassed to get such adulation from women for your looks?

I definitely still get shy and embarrassed when I get such adulation from women. I don’t know if that will ever go away. People make fun of me after I receive compliments because I turn red and can be at a loss for words. It still amazes me that people can have such nice things to say about me because I just view myself as a regular guy. Nevertheless, the compliments from my fans make me feel amazing inside when I see their appreciation.

-What’s your favorite food?

Italian food! I love all things Italian and am an absolute sucker for good bread. I always tell people that when I am sick, down, or upset, just bring me a fresh loaf of good bread and I will be right as rain, when I am not strictly dieting of course.

-What do you do to have fun? Distress?

I go to the gym, of course. I also love bicycling outdoors in the summer and usually go about twenty miles at a time. I love watching the scenery and the beauty of nature as I ride. I also like people watching and seeing what others are up to as I cruise by their houses. Hiking in the woods is another favorite pastime of mine. I love to get engulfed in the beauty of nature. It frees me from the stresses of the world.

-What is the best part of your job? The worst?

I will start with the worst part first because there isn’t too much that’s bad. Staying in prime shape costs a lot of money, and requires a ton of healthy food as well as supplements. I wish that I had more time to chat with authors, photographers, friends, and fans.

The best part of my job is getting to travel around the U.S. and getting to meet so many amazing and hard working authors, photographers, and models. It’s crazy that I never even knew a book community like this existed until I became a part of it and I’m thankful for the opportunities that have come my way. I’ve met so many truly wonderful people, new friends, and amazing fans.  Before I began modeling, I rarely traveled because I was so busy with school and money was tight. Traveling has to be one of favorite things to do in life. I love experiencing beautiful and exotic places and cultures. Staying in one place my whole life just made me feel like I was truly missing out on life. Modeling has allowed me to participate in what I’d been missing the most out of life and for that I couldn’t be more thankful.


Thank you, Dave you’ve been a doll and a pleasure to work with. You certainly make this job fun! Check out Dave on FB, Twitter and Instagram.

FB Fan Page =           https://www.facebook.com/davesantaluciafitnessmodel

Instagram =                http://instagram.com/davidsantalucia

TSU =                         https://www.tsu.co/DavidSantaLucia

Twitter =                     https://twitter.com/dsantalucia87


authorbioShari Nichols is the author of WITCH HUNTER, a new erotic romance with Ellora’s Cave apPublishing. Shari grew up in a small town in Connecticut where haunted houses, ghosts and Ouija boards were common place, spurring her fascination with all things paranormal. Ever since she read her first Barbara Cartland novel, her life-long dream has been to write sexy, romantic stories. She’s thrilled to spend her days in sweats, eating chocolate while pounding on her keyboard to create her next novel.






#Interview with @AuthorAnitaCox – Saving Grace (Shifter Chronicles) #paranormal #erotic


Today is a very special day because I get to interview not only a great author BUT a very dear friend, as well as introduce her latest and HOTTEST series the SHIFTER CHRONICLES!! Yes, the cover is sizzling hot but wait until you read the story! I was lucky enough to get the ARC of this book and I’m excited about this series…for those of you who enjoyed the Dirty White Candy series…OMG…THIS series will captivate your hearts, intrigue your minds, and heat up your souls! PLEASE, enjoy today with my dearest friend — Anita!


Hello Anita. Welcome to my blog.

Thank you so much for having me!

Image1First, why don’t you tell us a little bit about this book? Something that’s not in the blurb.

I’ve always enjoyed shifter books, but generally speaking they’re all about how strong the Alpha male is. Saving Grace is about Grace and her strength not only as a Lycan, but as a leader. Through adversity she grows into the leader the Lycans need.

This new series has an overall plot. We will continue to see strong women in the battlefield and in the bedroom.

What adversities did you face as an aspiring author?

The learning curve is enormous. Just because you did well writing in school or college does not mean you know how to write a novel. Hell, even being a great storyteller does not make you a decent novelist. Once I learned the ins and outs of the actual craft (and yes, I’m still learning) then I had to learn about covers, blurbs, queries and platform. Even then, a lot has changed since I began in 2006.

What do you believe is your best marketing tool to sell your books?

Word of mouth. No amount of money spent on marketing can compare to someone who loves a book and tells everyone about it.

What do you think is the biggest misconception that readers have about authors in general?

We sit down, write the book in a week or so and voila! A best-seller is made! I can’t speak for every writer but I work upward of 16 hours a day, spend most days in my PJs or sweats with my hair in a knotted bun and work myself to death.

How much research do you put into your books before writing them?

That’s dependent upon the project. The most time I ever spent researching for a book was three months. I had an entire ream of paper printed out of historic events and calendars that went back into the 1800s. That’s probably the last historical piece I’ll ever do.

Why did you choose this genre to write?

It’s probably my favorite genre to read. I love shifters, paranormal and supernatural ideologies. It just fascinates me and taps into that part of the brain that is so active when you are young. Anything is possible.

What makes all your long hours of writing worth it?

Nothing really. I do this because I love it and THAT makes it worth my time. Leaving behind a legacy, even a tiny one, is worth it. This is who I am. This is what I was. This is what made me Anita Cox.

If you can say one thing to your readers, what would that be?

I can’t thank my readers enough. Every review, every comment, and every recommendation of my book you make…it really does matter. I see it and it fills me with joy.

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If you were granted 3 wishes what would they be?

  • I would love to have an actual cock for a day. Just one, I don’t want to be a man. I just want to have my own to play with, write my name in the snow with and give it a couple of tugs to see what you guys enjoy so much. Oh, and I’d get a blow job for sure.
  • I’d love to be rich so I didn’t have to stress about money. When I mean rich, I don’t mean living in a mansion, just enough to take care of the family and me. That’s rich enough.
  • Gimme a nice rack. Something that would look great in a bikini.

What’s your guilty pleasure?


Do you have any hidden talents? 😉

I’m an avid angler, gardener, chef, cake decorator and mechanic.


Would you rather….

Read a paperback or on an ereader? Paper

Drink champagne or beer? Champagne

Heels or flats? Heels, preferably thigh high leather boots.

Facebook or Twitter? YouTube

Go to the beach or go to a wintery mountain retreat? Beach! Give me a drink with an umbrella served by a semi-naked cabana boy!

Is there anything else you’d like to add?

Thank you again for having me.

All of the buy links for Saving Grace are on my publisher’s page. http://www.synpublishing.com/anita-cox.html

blurbAlready struggling with her royal status, Lycan Princess Grace McGovern faces the challenge of accepting a mate. The very sexy Roman LaRossa, is already infatuated with Grace. He’s also her pack’s Beta. As Grace’s was raised in the human world, she is determined to bring Lycan women’s rights up to speed, bringing them equality and protection for the violence they face from the Scottsboro pack’s supernatural puppy mill. Can Grace succeed in her goals or will the Scottsboro pack win by kidnapping her and using her to breed her royal blood into their pack until there’s nothing left of her?

Jagger Merrell, Alpha of the Scottsboro pack, takes great pride in his need to bring an end to the Lycan Clan and will do anything and everything he can to bring it and their too independently minded Princess, Grace McGovern to her knees. Will he finally rule the Kingdom of Lycan and tame this odd Alpha Princess once and for all?

Roman, the Belfast Pack’s Beta, has always loved Grace but will his chauvinist and controlling ways cause her to refuse him as her King?

Can Grace find love with Roman? Can Roman save her from Jagger? Who will win this battle of wills to rule the Kingdom of the Lycan?


International best-selling author, Anita Cox has been writing general fiction as Kim Mullican, for nearly a decade. In 2012 she strapped on a new name for a new genre and jumped head first into writing erotic romance.Image2

Anita Cox’s erotic debut series Dirty White Candy was picked up by Liquid Silver Books in 2013. In 2014, she became a Director for the Erotic Author’s Guild. Her altruistic nature found its purpose, assisting other erotic authors with issues specific to the genre.

Genres/subject matter you can expect to see from Anita: Contemporary, Ménage, Erotic Romance, Paranormal Romance, Erotic Suspense and all things naughty.

You can learn more about Anita and her books at http://www.authoranitacox.com






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#Interview and #Giveaway: Unexpected Eden by @RhennaMorgan

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Eden Series

Rhenna Morgan

Genre: Contemporary Fantasy Romance

Publisher: Kensington/Lyrical Press

Date of Publication: 12/29/2014

ISBN: 978-1-61650-629-2 Print

ISBN: 978-1-61650-628-5 ebook


Number of pages: 259

Word Count: 81,411

Cover Artist: Fiona Jayde Media

blurbMost people believe Eden no longer exists. Lexi Merrill’s about to learn they’re wrong. A hard-working bartender with a self-sufficient backbone and a wary nature, she knows pickup lines like a second language. So, when Eryx Shantos barges into her world with too-smooth words and a body to back it up, she locks up her libido and vows to keep her distance.

Eryx has other ideas. As king of the Myren race, Eryx is duty-bound to enforce the laws preventing exposure of their existence to humans. Yet The Fates have led him through his dreams to Lexi, a temptation he doesn’t want to resist. The question—is she Myren, or human – which makes her forbidden fruit?

When Eryx’s nemesis tags Lexi as his next target, Eryx insists on taking her home where he can keep her safe. Lexi had no idea “home” would mean the one-and-only land of creation…or that she’d trigger a prophecy that could doom her newfound race.

Available at   Amazon    BN    Kensington   

Kobo   iTunes   ARe


Hello and Welcome to my blog.

Thank you so much for having me!

First, why don’t you tell us a little bit about this book? Something that’s not in the blurb.

I’d tell you straight up–this isn’t your standard Lord of the Rings type fantasy. Something closer to Thor with a Black Dagger Brotherhood attitude would be more fitting. And man, does it have some steam to it. Life isn’t all about sex with Myrens, but when they get busy, they get busy.

What adversities did you face as an aspiring author?

Rewrites. Lots and lots of them. Every time I learned something new I realized I had to go back and apply my skills book-wide. That made for more revisions to Unexpected Eden than I care to admit, but every word was worth it.

I’d also say the emotional highs and lows were tough. Laying any piece of art out for inspection to the masses is the most vulnerable experience ever. A lot like walking through Time Square naked. (Not that I’ve done that. Yet.)

What do you believe is your best marketing tool to sell your books?

Just getting the books out there. I’m an avid reader myself. I jokingly call books my drug of choice, but the truth of the matter is, I’d die without them. The books I choose to read, I choose carefully, and I rely heavily on the recommendations of others when I look for my next fix. I figure most people are like that. So the more people I can share The Eden Series with, the better chance I have of moving up as a writer.

What do you think is the biggest misconception that readers have about authors in general?

We make loads of money and the publishing industry moves lickity-split.

So, not the case. At least not for most of us starting out. (Darn it.)

I met with a new writer just last weekend and she said, “I decided to write books because my husband is out of work and I thought I’d bring in a few dollars to help out.”

Um, no. At least not if you strive to publish traditionally. The time between signing Unexpected Eden and the actual publication date was eight months, and that doesn’t count the two months of contract fun before it.

I still wouldn’t trade a minute of the experience.

How much research do you put into your books before writing them?

I’d say the basic plot and character development marinates in my head for several months before I actually set down to write a particular book. Once I start, I dive in hard, plotting out the details and getting really clear on the physical and emotional drivers behind each character. That portion of the process takes about a month.

Why did you choose this genre to write?

If you could see me now, you’d see me shaking my head in shame…

I picked fantasy because—don’t laugh—I thought it would be easier to create my own world that to research one that already exists.

Yeah, I don’t know where the hell my head was that day. You don’t realize how freakin’ many details there are to our world until you try to create one of your own. Clothes, buildings, language, traditions, laws, regions, food…gez. If Pinterest didn’t exist I don’t know what I would’ve done.

What makes all your long hours of writing worth it?

When a reader tells me they were able to lose themselves in my imaginary world.  Swear to God, there’s nothing better. It’s complete crack to me. Makes me willing to give up lunches and weekends to write the next book. I know how moved some of my favorite authors have left me at the end of a book. If I can create that for even one person, I’ve done what I set out to do.

If you can say one thing to your readers, what would that be?

Thank you.

It sounds trite, I’m sure, but I mean it in the most sincere fashion. I choose what I read carefully because I know I only get so many precious reading minutes a day. So for those of you who pick up one of mine, I want you to know how much I appreciate you choosing to spend time with my characters in their unique worlds.

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If you were granted 3 wishes what would they be?

  • That my top five book boyfriends would all magically descend from my fictional heaven and take me to my next high school reunion. (Yes, I was an awkward youth.) Naturally, in this delightful fantasy world of mine, every girl who was nasty to me would be pea-green with envy.
  • That someone would come up with a pill to eradicate cellulite. Seriously, if I could put all my time exercising into writing, I could knock out an extra book or two a year.
  • That I’d win the lottery so I could bid my day job a fond adieu and spend all my time writing sexy romance. Hitting the bestseller list and getting massive royalties to bankroll my exit wouldn’t suck either. J

What’s your guilty pleasure?

I only get one? Damn. L

Okay, I’m gonna go with dessert. Anyone who’s known me for more than a day knows they’d better claim and guard their dessert closely when I’m around. I have a particular fondness for all things pastry and/or chocolate. And cinnamon. I’ll pass on anything banana flavored though.

Do you have any hidden talents? 😉

Absolutely not! I parade my antics around for the whole world to see. <Snicker>

No, seriously…hmmm….Okay how about these…

  • I “see” patterns.

Don’t know what else to call it. In a nutshell, if you move something from its

spot, I will see it. Drives my hubby bonkers. Especially when he’s intentionally trying to sneak something past me.

Example – “That new soccer Jersey in your closet, love? Yeah, I saw that. I thought you were going to pay down the AmEx bill, not add to it.”

  • I can break things other people can’t.

No, seriously. It sounds preposterous, but in my day-job industry (IT), I can break applications other people thought were flawless. I’ve yet to find a software bug that can hide from my awesome bug sniffing powers.

Would you rather….

Read a paperback or on an ereader?

E-reader. I was super resistant to switch at first, but once I did, I was hooked! Now that the airlines have finally pulled their heads out of their bo-hineys, the only reason I read a paper book is when I’m a) proofing my own, or b) soaking in the tub. Not only does my e-reader let me read in bed without one of those infernal reading lamps (which always ran out of batteries way too fast), I can take my whole library with me everywhere I go. This is especially handy when I meet a new romance enthusiast and I need to share notes on favorite books and authors.

Drink champagne or beer?

Champagne. Put some orange juice in it if it’s before noon just for the sake of appearances. 😉

Heels or flats?

God, I love heels. There’s nothing to give a girl’s stride more umph than a kick-ass pair of stilettos. Only problem is, my feet hate them.  So, I save the heels for my really important gigs—like cover model parties and high school reunions with my book boyfriends. J

Facebook or Twitter?

Facebook. My wit often requires more than 140 characters. (Guess that means I’m long winded, huh?) Besides that, I’m also big on eye candy and Twitter makes it tougher to enjoy the view.

Let me demonstrate…


See? How I’ve stayed out of Facebook prison so far astounds me.

Go to the beach or go to a wintery mountain retreat?

That depends. Are my book boyfriends going with me? Or am I prying my stress level off the ceiling?

If I’m de-stressing, it’s beach retreat all the way. If it’s with the aforementioned hotties, I’d say mountain retreat—completely with fireplace and lots of…um…sturdy…um…recreational surfaces. J

Is there anything else you’d like to add?

Just an open invitation to come join me in my midlife crisis, whether that’s via my oh-so vivid imagination in my books, or celebrating all things wild and sexy on social media. (Or both.) I’d love to get to know you better.  Come find me at:


https://twitter.com/rhennamorgan (@RhennaMorgan)





I hope you’ll dive into Eryx and Lexi’s adventures in Eden and, even more important, have a super awesome New Year!

See you in paradise!

Love, Rhenna


excerptLexi high-stepped it down the hall to the room she shared with Eryx. Sconces blazed to life along the walls with each step, Eryx setting them alight with his mind to light her way. Providing what you need.

Ugh. Not something she could think about right now. His sure, confident strides sounded behind her. No matter how far ahead she tried to stay, his hunger burned inside her. Stupid gift. Now that she’d somehow uncorked it, she couldn’t get it turned it off—and damned if she wasn’t a raging inferno as a result.

She’d thought asking for time would calm his fears. Maybe ease his foot off the throttle a little bit. But oh, no. She’d tugged the lion’s tail, tossed out a slab of meat, and thrown the cage door open wide.

The door to their room whipped open and thudded against the wall.

She flinched, but kept going. “You don’t need to be so melodramatic.”

She’d gone for playful, but ended up sounding like Marilyn Monroe on a heaped-up dose of Spanish Fly. Moving to the dresser, she tugged off her blue leather sandals. “Maybe we can rest later and you can teach me how to move things with my mind instead.”

Eryx ripped his tank over his head and tossed it to the floor. Smooth muscles, flexing under tight, tan skin.

She closed her gaping mouth. Tugged the lion’s tail indeed.

“I thought I’d give you something else.” He stalked her until her back met the wall and caged her with arms on either side of her head. “Something that will feed you instead of drain you.”

He ran his nose along the column of her neck and inhaled, slow and deep.

Goosebumps prickled along her forearms and her belly fluttered. “I thought you said I needed to rest.”

“You need energy. I’m going to give it to you.” He nipped her earlobe then sucked at the same spot. “You said you’ve never known family or love.” His hot breath brushed across her skin and his tongue traced the shell of her ear. “So I’ll give you that too.”

A blowtorch, insane, leave-me-here-to-die-in-glory fire blasted from her insides out. Where the hell was her caution? Her worry?

“I warned you.” He bit her lower lip and the sting zinged to her nipples. His hands abandoned the wall and caressed her back, her thin cotton tunic a nearly non-existent barrier. “You said you could take anything I threw at you.” He whipped the tunic over her head and the indigo fabric sailed to the floor behind him. “Then you’ll have me.” His gaze lowered to her bare breasts. “All of me.”


authorbioRhenna never thought a weird dream, a bucket list, and an addiction to romance novels would Image2lead her into publishing, but that’s exactly how Unexpected Eden came to life. Okay, there might have been a jillion revisions in there somewhere, and a few points where her family thought she’d lost her ever-lovin’ mind, but pretty much everyone’s accepted that this author thing is chronic.

When she’s not working on the rest of the Eden books or her naughty contemporary romances, you’ll find her chasing two precious little girls, batting eyelashes at her indulgent husband, or driving with the top down and the music up loud. Oh, and “researching” on the internet. Those half-naked men she uses for inspiration don’t download themselves.

She’d love to share her “research” with you too and get to know you a little better in the process. Find her blog, Facebook, Pinterest, and other social media links at http://www.rhennamorgan.com. Be sure to sign up for her newsletter there too for snippets, upcoming releases, and author news.

If you enjoyed Unexpected Eden, Eryx and Lexi would sure appreciate it if you shared your review at Goodreads, Amazon, or other favorite online bookstore. Lexi would make you a mean cyber-cocktail in exchange if she didn’t have her hands full with Eryx, but rumor has it they haven’t left the royal suite in days.


https://twitter.com/rhennamorgan (@RhennaMorgan)






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Interview with author @lacydanes – Storm Clouds (Dragon’s Fate, Book Three)

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Dragon’s Fate

Book Three

Lacy Danes

Genre: Paranormal Romance/

alternate universe/historical/red hot

Publisher: Samhain

Date of Publication: December 30th

ISBN: 9781619225718

Number of pages: 75

blurbBefore there can be fire, there must be air…

Like his brothers, Ilmir is a dragon born by blood magic. Unlike them, he has an unrelenting thirst for human blood. His one and only scruple: he will never bite a woman he loves. It would kill her, and her loss would drive him mad.

Yet over the years, a young girl he once rescued and brought to the Isle has grown into a woman who occupies too much of his mind and heart.

On her name day, Astrid makes her two most heartfelt wishes: to experience the delights of the city, and to bring the vexing Ilmir back to the Zir family fold. As her wishes drop from her lips, lightning cracks and she discovers she is a weather witch—one in need of serious training to control her powers.

But her goal to redeem Ilmir is fraught with peril, for her deep need to learn the magical language not only awakens the dragon’s passion, it creates a perfect storm of danger that could cost the life of the man she loves.

Warning: This novel contains explicit sex, weather witches, vampires, a super-hot air dragon, and a woman who can wrap him up in a spell.

Available at   Amazon    BN    Kobo   iBooks


Hello and Welcome to my blog.

First, why don’t you tell us a little bit about this book? Something that’s not in the blurb.

This is the third book in the Dragon’s Fate Series.  Ilmir’s story.    He is most like a vampire than the other brothers.  I had a really fun time thinking of him as air and my heroine as a weather witch.  I actually have a scene I cut from the story where I had her inhale him.  Fun Fun.

What adversities did you face as an aspiring author?

Time is my current struggle. I have a full time job. Three kids. And I am currently going through a home remodel.    When I started writing though, learning to write was a big hurdle.  I was one of those kids who did not pay attention in English class or creative writing, so putting together a good sentence came from critique partners tearing my grammar apart.

What do you believe is your best marketing tool to sell your books?

Word of mouth.  Because I am so busy with my outside writing life, doing promotion via FB or other is very hard or me to do consistently.

What do you think is the biggest misconception that readers have about authors in general?

That we are all able to make a living off our writing.  Most can’t. We are like artist. Only the few make it work for a living.

How much research do you put into your books before writing them?

I love to read history and mythology including books about flower folklore, witchcraft, dragons in many cultures.  Books about real life in historic times are fascinating.

Why did you choose this genre to write?  

Mixing history and fantasy/paranormal is fun.   History has many rules, fantasy has none. The combination is a blast to write.

What makes all your long hours of writing worth it?

Knowing that what was in my mind is out there for others to enjoy.

 If you can say one thing to your readers, what would that be?

Thank you for reading my books.  I truly cherish each and every one of you.

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If you were granted 3 wishes what would they be? To be able to write full time.  To spend quality time with every member of my family each and every day.   To live life full of passion.

What’s your guilty pleasure?  VODKA.

Do you have any hidden talents? 😉  I seem to know before anyone says when friends or love ones are pregnant.

Would you rather….

 Read a paperback or on an ereader? I love the Paper back.  I use the e-reader when I travel.

Drink champagne or beer? If I have to choose between those Champagne is a winner… but I prefer vodka!

Heels or flats? Heels. Though my day job is at a sport clothing company so flats are encouraged at work.

Facebook or Twitter? Facebook.

Go to the beach or go to a wintery mountain retreat? Beach.


authorbioLacy Danes made a New Year’s resolution to write a hot, historical romance.Image1

A year and a half later, she achieved her goal. She lives in Portland, Oregon, where besides writing she enjoys playing cards, chasing her kids around, and savoring a great martini with the man of her dreams all while watching the world go by.

Visit Lacy at her web site.







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#Interview with author @SophiaKimble – Protect Her (The Druid’s Curse #1)

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The Druid’s Curse

Book 1

Sophia Kimble

Print Length: 260 pages

Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing


blurbGolden Alexander is trapped in a nightmare.

Trying to flee her hallucination of a demon, she runs heart first into the brooding alpha male she’s been dreaming about for years, and then her nightmare really begins.

Kris Pietka is done with women…he’s broken. But when he meets Golden, an overwhelming need to protect her tests everything he thought he knew about himself, and the paranormal.

A bond forged centuries ago thrusts them together as they search for a way to break an ancient Druid curse prophesying their demise. Racing against the clock, they travel from Vermont, to the Carpathian Mountains in Poland, and the Scottish Highlands in search of answers and a way to break the curse.

But something evil watches—it covets, and time is running out.

Will fate allow love to prevail against unbeatable odds, or will Golden wake to find it was all a delusion?

Available at Amazon


Hello and Welcome to my blog.

First, why don’t you tell us a little bit about this book? Something that’s not in the blurb.

Protect Her is the first novel in The Druid’s Curse Series. Within Golden and Kris’s story you meet Golden’s sister, Izzy and Malcolm Campbell, an immortal Highlander who’s been cursed by the Druid.

 I really love this couple and have written their story in the second book in the series, Avenge Her.

This is their story:

When a plan set in motion centuries ago threatens Malcolm Campbell’s godchild, he must overcome his hatred of all things magical to protect those he loves. A blizzard traps a beautiful witch in his castle and tests the strength of his vow of celibacy.

She insists she can help him against the malevolent being threatening his godchild, but learning to trust a witch is one thing, learning to forgive her kind and fight by her side is another. Somehow Malcolm must do both before the evil that lurks seals his godchild’s fate.   

What adversities did you face as an aspiring author?

I think fear of rejection was the biggest fear I had when I started writing Protect Her, my very first novel. I told myself just write it, if it doesn’t get a contract it’s no big deal, at least I finished a novel. Of course, deep down, I wanted everyone to love it, so when I got some rejections, I was crushed for a few days, but didn’t give up and entered a pitch event on Savvy Authors, and received three contract offers for Protect Her.

The moral here is never give up, you never know when you’ll find that agent or editor who loves your book as much as you do.

What do you believe is your best marketing tool to sell your books?

Getting your name out there is the best tool whether it be via social media, newspaper article, or on a blog. A note on blogs…

A huge thanks to all those I’ve been on, it takes time to format all these wonderful posts you read and most bloggers do this free of charge out of the kindness of their hearts, so kudos to Houston Havens and all the others who’ve had me stop by.

What do you think is the biggest misconception that readers have about authors in general?

I really believe that readers have a misconception that if a book is Indy published or with a small press that it must not be as good as a book published by one of the bigger publishing houses. I hope that this is starting to change, but fear it’s still a bit of a misconception.

How much research do you put into your books before writing them?

I am a research fanatic. I spend many hours/days researching for my books. I have to stop myself some days, because I get lost in a subject and don’t get any writing in.

Why did you choose this genre to write?

I’ve always been drawn to the mysteries of the paranormal. The knowledge that there are things beyond our comprehension fuels my imagination.

What makes all your long hours of writing worth it?

It would have to be seeing reviews from people I don’t know who say they loved the book. I can’t describe the feeling knowing someone else loved my book as much as I do.

If you can say one thing to your readers, what would that be?

Read anything you can get your hands on. Try something new, you never know when you’ll find something you love that you never thought you would.

Sinfully Fun 

If you were granted 3 wishes what would they be?

  1. Speak with ancestors who have died
  2. Live in a different century
  3. Make a gazillion dollars. J

What’s your guilty pleasure?

Bubble baths

Do you have any hidden talents? 😉

I can play the violin…poorly!

Would you rather….

Read a paperback or on an ereader?


Drink champagne or beer?


Heels or flats?


Facebook or Twitter?


Go to the beach or go to a wintery mountain retreat?

Wintery mountain retreat. I love snow!


excerptThe side door to the house opened behind her.

“Matka? Dzien dobry? Ma? Hello?”

The deep male voice filled the kitchen. Filled her. Her muscles tightened, her arms vibrated like she’d been doing yard work for the last hour and had just turned off the weed whacker.

Mary raised an eyebrow in her direction before looking past her to the door. “Kris, proszę meet Golden. Come, come.”

Heavy boots sounded on the wooden steps. The loud thumping stopped as if in mid-step and an invisible electric current slammed into her back. Heat spread through her and settled in her belly.

“Matka, what’s going on here?”

“Golden is your Babci’s new caregiver.” Mary enunciated as if she were speaking to a five-year-old. “I told you last week she answered the ad and was coming today. She’ll be starting on Monday.”

Mary glared at Kris and then turned to Golden with an apologetic smile on her face. Kris moved around the table and stood next to his mother.

Her mouth fell open.

He narrowed his piercing blue eyes at her, and a lock of sandy brown hair fell from behind his ear.

Holy shit.

He looked exactly like the man she’d been dreaming of for years.

The once cozy kitchen felt tiny. Airless. Too hot. Using the table as a lever, Golden forced herself to stand and shot a glance in Mary’s direction, worried she was hallucinating her dream man and looked delusional. It wouldn’t be the first time she’d acted crazy. Okay, Mary didn’t act like her new employee was tripping her ass off. Good to know.

Words in a language she didn’t understand flew out of his mouth, his unfriendly gaze fixed on her. Wow, angry much? He was obviously talking about her in a not so nice way, which pissed her off. Combined with her confusion, she was a hot mess. And all the while her emotions were ping ponging, her body pulsed, begging for this jerkoff to touch her.

His brows furrowed, and he ranted as though she weren’t in the room. Rude. New plan. She’d figure out how she’d dreamt of him later. First, she wanted to know what he had against her and why she reacted to the jerk like he’d brought her a dozen roses while hanging out the sunroof of a limo.

Mary cut him off with a single word. “Dosyć!” She closed her eyes and whispered, “Enough.”

Kris sucked in a breath, and without another word, pivoted on his heel and walked deeper into the house.

What was wrong with him? Ever hear of anger management classes? And what was wrong with her Benedict Arnold body? Pick an emotion and stick to it. Anger, that’s what was called for here. Not, gee you’re hot, I’ve been dreaming of you for years. Want to hook up?

Figures, the one guy that finally made her wake up and say hell yes was a total turd.


authorbioSophia Kimble has always wanted to be an author, but for years, life got in the way. She Image1wouldn’t change a thing about how her life turned out, though. Her family keeps her laughing and loving. Her wonderful husband and two extraordinary children stand beside her every step of the way and make this journey called life worth living.

Sophia has worked as a nurse for twenty years, but has put that career path aside to devote her time and imagination to writing down the stories that keep her up nights.

She takes her love of the paranormal, history, and genealogy, and weaves them into tales of family, fated love, and supernatural occurrences.

Connect with Sophia at the following sites:

Website: http://sophiakimble.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sophiakimbleauthor

Twitter: @SophiaKimble https://twitter.com/SophiaKimble

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Interview with Revolution Machine’s drummer Dave Eskridge

This is the final interview with the ROCK BAND REVOLUTION MACHINE! 

Please welcome Drummer Dave Eskridge from the stoner-rock band bass REVOLUTION MACHINE!!


This is an exciting time for you guys ~ you’ve stuck around the business a long time and it’s finally paying off.

How do you feel about finally reaching your goal to get discovered and bringing a NEW sound to a NEW PHASE of Rock and Roll?

Excited and blown away! It’s amazing that we are getting the response to our music that we are. I think people are bored with cookie-cutter bands and we have tried hard to give people something new.


You play a hell of a drum … Tell us how you came up with your ability to play like that. You work magic with those sticks. 

I can’t take all of the credit for that. Genetics and the Grace of God. I get bored rather easily and if what I’m playing bores me, then it will bore others and that’s just unacceptable.  I just try to come up with beats that keep people’s attention.


What are you currently working on, and when can we expect your next CD to come out?

Chapter 1 is only part of the material we have.  I’m not saying for sure but I think a second record within a year is realistic.


Who came up with your unique names for this band? What’s the meaning behind it? 

I don’t really know. We were kicking around a lot of different names and it came out and just stuck.  We like to think that we are part of a trend towards getting back to the ROOTS OF ROCK MUSIC!


Could you take us through some highlights of recording your album, ‘Chapter 1’?

Just having the opportunity was a major highlight. But when you play a song 500 times and it still makes the hair on your arms stand up—that’s what drives me.


How does it feel to have your very first CD sell out it first run?

Great! We knew we had some great material but when it goes over like it has—that’s awesome.


Revolution Machine has successfully blended The sounds of Van Halen, Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin ~ How did you do it? Was this a conscious decision when the band started out or has this sound developed during the course of writing and playing songs?

Steve, Mike and I all grew up and developed our musical taste during the 80s and just naturally graduated towards the bands we cut our teeth on.


What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?

I fish… a lot!


What’s the best and worst thing about playing clubs?

The best thing is getting to the fans and crowd interaction, but the worst thing is when the place is dead. I can’t say I enjoy playing to barstools but it happens sometimes.


Message to your fans?

Thank you for the support and we will do our very best to keep you all thoroughly rocked for a long time!


Thank you so much for joining me today, Dave. It’s been a pleasure interviewing you, Steve and Mike. You guys have a wonderful band and I know Revolution Machine will be on the lips of everyone soon! Good Luck to you and the band. I’ll hear you live and soon at my local night spot soon!


A Note from the Publicist – Thank you for hosting the guys. This was their first interview and you made it a ton of fun for them. Thank you to Houston’s fans for stepping away from your novels for a moment to get to know the band!

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Interview with Revolution Machine’s bass player Mike Buckmaster #music

This is a continuing interview with the ROCK BAND REVOLUTION MACHINE! Please welcome bass player of the REVOLUTION MACHINE Mike Buckmaster, who also does backup vocals in the band.


So, how did you get involved with Revolution Machine?

Revolution Machine has been a concept of mine for about 8 yrs. No one ever really understood my music until I met Steve Mullican (singer/guitarist). I showed him some of my songs I had already written and a connection was made. He showed me a few of his songs. After that Steve had an idea for a drummer (Dave Eskridge) and after the first practice we realized we had something special. It was comfortable.


When did you get into playing Bass and why?

I’m actually a guitarist. Have been for about 30 yrs. I play bass for Revolution Machine out of necessity. We tried at least 5 bass players only to realize I was the best fit.


What do you think about downloading music online?

I think downloading music is awesome. It’s a great way to get a variety of genres to explore. I personally listen to a lot of different music. It also helps my music get to a broader audience.


What tracks does the band most enjoy performing live and why?

We actually enjoy playing all our tracks live. We have a few new ones for the next cd we love playing out too. But honestly I think we have the most fun playing “Fly” off the Chapter I cd.


What inspires you to play the music you do?

I’m the kind of person that finds inspiration in just about anything from the news to other artists’ music. What influenced me the most was the first time my parents sat me down and had me listen to Zeppelin IV at around age 7. After I listened to that I was hooked.


What advice would you give to a startup band?

Don’t get married and have children and expect to be a complete fulltime musician. You would be a fulltime husband and father first. So be realistic. Eat sleep and live music and be your own worst critic. Don’t be afraid to incorporate your bandmates style and influences to find your true sound.


What are some of your pet peeves about the music business?

 Well I’m really understanding the music business more and more. My biggest problem is how geography plays such a big role in a bands success. I’ve heard a lot of exception bands that have great music to offer and will never be appreciated. Sad.


How does music affect you and the world around you?

I’ve been married to my wife for about 16 yrs. She has endured my dreams and passions in music. Recording this cd took a toll on the band and the people around us that stood by us till the end. People have believed in this band and it’s pushed us to realize we have something here. This life has brought the musician in my son too. He has grown up with my lifestyle and has embraced it for himself.


What’s new in the recording of your music?

WE decided to go with a younger fresh engineer for this cd who just graduated from recording school. It gave us a chance not to sound like a lot of bands that are out now. They do all sound similar to eachother. We wanted to get away from that and be raw and no nonsense


What are the biggest obstacles in the music business for new and old bands?

Our biggest obstacle, as well as, most homegrown bands is like I said, geography. Unless you’re standing in front of the office of a record label performing to get heard you end up flying just below the radar to even get noticed. The record label really puts you on the map as far as fan base and advertisement and bigger venues.


Thanks Mike for sharing this time with me and my followers … yes, their readers but they also love music, and I’m sure when they click the link to go listen to your sound, they’ll love the Revolution Machine band as much as I do. 

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Interview with Lead Singer Steve Mullican from Revolution Machine #music



Please welcome Steve Mullican Lead singer and Guitar player for the Rock band Revolution Machine!

Last week I interviewed the band but I wanted to get an in depth interview of each member of this band so we can get to know them better and get another chance to discover their unique new sound in the Rock and Roll world.   


Please tell my new viewers and remind my faithful readers what type of band Revolution Machine is?

Revolution Machine is a hard rock band, made of three friends with a passion for writing and playing good, hard music that even we would enjoy listening to. Because if we wouldn’t enjoy listening to it, it’s not going to be enjoyable to someone else.


Will you give us a brief history of your band. How long was this band in the making? How many years to develop your sound? Are you three the original members? Whose idea was it to start this band? Where can you be found playing most of the time when not on the road? 

We originally formed as Goliath, due to the fact that Mike and I are both well over 6’ tall and our drummer Dave is, well, not. The three of us have been playing 25 plus years a piece. Mike came up with the concept for Revolution Machine which was much more marketable than Goliath. 

We are the original members, we’ve tried different lineups but the magic was with us three, which is where we ultimately decided to keep it.

Starting the band, it just happened. Something special would happen when the three of us would start playing. One would start playing and the other member would just pick right up on it – adding to the sound. It’s almost like we’re in each other’s heads.


What are your dreams and goals for the band’s future?

The dream is to be able to do this for a living. My goal is to be able to make a comfortable living for my family and myself. The ultimate goal is to share our music with the world and have them enjoy it.


With a name like Mullican did your Irish blood have a wee bit of influence in your amazing sound?

All the way from my red goatee hair, I would think it would have a lot to do with it. The Irish have a rich history of determination and surviving against all odds. I’m no fool, I know I’m not a puking juvvy and that teenage girls aren’t going to have posters of me on their wall. That’s okay with me, that time has passed. However, because I’ve never given up, things have started to happen for Revolution Machine. I sing from the heart, and the emotion comes out in the records, just like the old Irish Folk Songs – my blood is in the music.


What’s your outlook on the record industry today?

It is flooded and that’s why we have to be separate and special. Nowadays it takes people like Houston Havens spreading the word when she hears something she likes, so people can sift through all of the music out there to find the band that speaks directly to them.


How do you promote your band and shows?

 My wife. Word of mouth, flyers, postings on social media, and sometimes investing in advertising.


I know my female viewers would like to know if you’re married?



*Oh shoot girls … he taken!* Ah, so how does your wife handle the groupies?

I have possibly the coolest wife in the world. She has always supported my music and she’s worked her ass off for Revolution Machine. When it comes to groupies, she always says, “They’re just horny die-hard fans.” She’s always sweet to the groupies and allows them to be groupies without a grouchy wife lurking in the background, making them feel self-conscious.  I’ve literally had some of them hand me phone numbers in front of her. As I smile and usually hand her the phone numbers. And her response is, “I think you’re handsome, I’d be nuts to think no one else would find you attractive.”  But she always knows who I’m going home with.


Where can your music be bought?  

We’re all over the place.  We’re on iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby, Rhapsody etc. To make things easy, people can just go to our website and find buttons that link to their favorite eTailer.  http://www.revolutionmachinerock.com


Thank you so much Steve for coming by today to share who you are and what the Revolution Machine Band is all about with my readers! I know I’ll be seeing you on That Metal Show soon with the rest of the GREATS! HUGS

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