Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Outside The Lines Release Day!

I'm thrilled to welcome Kimberly Kincaid with her new release, Outside The Lines.

Blurb

As an ivy-league ER doctor who eats double shifts for breakfast (and lunch…and dinner), Blake Fisher has little appetite for anything other than work. Being on the staff at Brenstville Hospital means taking care of people, a need Blake understands all too well from losing his brother to cystic fibrosis eight years ago. When he’s asked to coordinate a carnival fundraiser for the cause, he jumps at the chance to help others with the disease…until it lands him side by side with the one woman he never thought he’d see again: his ex-fiancée.
Streetwise and rough around the edges, Jules Shaw is no stranger to earning a living through hard work. But when her job as the restaurant manager of Mac’s Diner puts her shoulder to really broad shoulder with Blake Fisher, she nearly balks. She’d rather dodge and deflect than admit the real reason she broke things off, but the catering contract for the carnival means big business for Mac’s, and feeding people is Jules’s lifeblood.

As Blake and Jules join reluctant forces, they quickly rediscover the spark between them. But the possibility of a future together hinges on coming clean about the past, with potentially devastating consequences. Can Blake and Jules overcome their drastically different backgrounds and learn to love again, or will they always be outside the lines?
 
Author Info
Kimberly Kincaid writes contemporary romance that splits the difference between sexy and sweet. When she's not sitting cross-legged in an ancient desk chair known as "The Pleather Bomber", she can be found practicing obscene amounts of yoga, whipping up anything from enchiladas to éclairs in her kitchen, or curled up with her nose in a book. Kimberly is a 2011 RWA Golden Heart® finalist who lives (and writes!) by the mantra that food is love. She has written two digital novellas, Love On The Line and Drawing The Line, about hot cops and sexy chefs, with a third novella, Outside The Lines, due this summer. She is also thrilled to have collaborated on a Christmas anthology with Donna Kauffman and Kate Angell, titled The Sugar Cookie Sweetheart Swap, to kick off her Pine Mountain foodie series with Kensington this October. Kimberly’s first full-length novel, Turn Up the Heat, will follow in February 2014. She resides in northern Virginia with her wildly patient husband and their three daughters.
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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Monday, July 22, 2013

Release Day Book Blast: Collared For A Night by Susan Arden

Joining me today is Susan Arden who is sharing her new release:  Collared for a Night.

Blurb

All it takes is one mistake to be marked. One bite, she crosses a line...into forever.
Diana Hambre's body is blazing. For days this leopardess shifter has spun through a body-searing heat cycle. Alone. Her senses reel when Shawn Barclay, her boss, walks into her reserved room at the Downtown Den, a stud club for shifters. He gives Diana a choice: spend the evening with him, give into his every desire, and she'll find out what it means to quench her heat-crazed thirst—or try her luck with a stranger, one of the club bangers.

Shawn hates when his back is against the wall. One sip of Diana’s pheromone-laced scent is enough to force his alpha hand. The tables have turned and it's Diana's back he wants up against a wall or any other surface for that matter.

As the moon rises toward midnight, Shawn and Diana come to understand the difference between sex and bonding. For a night, neither of them resist their primal instincts, blindly giving into carnal desire. Her wild nature fights being subdued and she risks spontaneously shifting without warning.

Now, bearing Shawn's bite marks, she can’t simply walk away from him; not when he has the means to teach her to harness her leopardess nature. Shawn accepts the challenge of training Diana to control her untamed cravings. Employing every method available in and out of the bedroom, he discovers he's on the verge of ensnaring himself in the process.

Warning: Erotic scenes hot enough to peel paint


Author Info

"I love to laugh. More than anything in the world, humor is food for the spirit."
Previously, a teacher in the field of special education and biology, now Susan pursues her dream of writing fiction with several releases this year. Crafting sweet and spicy tales, she writes hot love stories across romance genres including contemporary erotic, Western, and fantasy/paranormal. She also writes under the name of Susan D. Taylor. She currently lives in TN along with husband, two cattle dogs, two crazy cats, a gecko and a corn snake.
 
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Sunday, July 14, 2013

Snippet Sunday #2


I'm back this week with another snippet from my latest Paranormal Romance release, The Keepers: Archer
 
Sienna's on the run from her magical powers and the three Keepers destined to protect her ... but one of her Keepers, Archer, has caught up to her.
 
Excerpt
 
“Don’t ever look for me again, Archer.”

  His jaw flexed, and he clenched each fist. Slowly, he pinned her with a heated glare.  “I will find you, Sienna.  Don’t fool yourself.”

  With a shaky smile, she backtracked away from him.  “You’re the fool for thinking you could broomstick me back home.”

  She turned away, needing to flee before he saw the crack in her powers as her body wasn’t yet strong enough to maintain them.

  And the fear of losing control always lingered. 

  “Sienna.”  The change in his tone had her glancing back at him over her shoulder.  His eyes narrowed and his mouth curled into a small smile.  “Game on.”
 
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Rae Rivers

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Tasty Summer Reads Blog Hop


I've been invited by the lovely Angela Campbell to take part in the Tasty Summer Reads Blog Hop with my current release The Keepers: Archer.

The great thing about this blog hop is that not only will the participating authors be answering some interesting questions and discussing their current releases or WIP, they will also be sharing some of their favorite tasty recipes.

HOP QUESTIONS

1.  When writing are you a snacker?  If so, sweet or salty?

I’m more prone to raiding the cupboard later in the day for something sweet to go with my afternoon cup of coffee.  The rest of the time when I write, it’s mostly water on my desk.  I never eat whilst writing but often nibble when editing/re-reading what I’ve written.  That always seems to call for a cup of tea or coffee, and maybe something nice to snack on.  Chocolates are my ultimate weakness.

2.  Are you an outliner or someone who flies by the seat of their pants?  Are they real pants or jammies?

I'm a mixture between the two.  I always outline my story, highlight the major plot points, characters, etc. but once I start writing, the characters seem to drive the story, often taking the plot to places I hadn't considered.  I love my jammies at night time but in order to get my creative spark functioning in the morning, I need a shower and coffee!  Love my slippers though!

3.  When cooking or baking, do you follow the recipe exactly or wing it?

I follow the recipe as much as possible but I've been known to eliminate or add certain things depending on my mood.  I love cooking and baking and love to enjoy the product of that afterwards, but hate the mess that comes with it!

4.  What is next for you after this book?

The first book in the trilogy, Archer, has just been released.  I'm currently underway with book two of the series, Declan.  The trilogy is about three sexy brothers, three Keepers, who are duty bound to protect the same witch.  Although there is an underlying story carried throughout the series, each brother has his own story to tell.

5.  Last Question ... on a level of one being slightly naughty to ten being whoo whoo steamy, where does your book land?

Definitely steamy.  Sienna and Archer are hot together and have an undeniable chemistry which has been lots of fun to work with.

So, here's my recipe!

Considering my recipe offering should be a summer one, I've decided to share a firm favorite:  Homemade Hot Chocolate Sauce to go with some ice cream.  So simple to make but so delicious.  And although this doesn't appear in the first book, Archer, I'm having several visions of how it can be used on in Declan.  We'll see!


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Hot Chocolate Sauce

1 cup Sugar
½ cup Water
3 tablespoons Cocoa
A pinch of Cream of Tartar
Boil together in a pot for five minutes, stirring often.  Take off heat and stir in the following:
½ tablespoon Butter
½ teaspoon Vanilla Essence
A pinch of salt
Add to your favorite ice cream.

Voila!  It really is yummy so give it a try!

For more stops on the tour, and more fabulous summer reads and recipes, check out the very talented Zee Monodee, Charlotte PhillipsLindsay J Pryor and Kathy Bosman.

Thanks for stopping by!

Rae Rivers

 

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Snippet Sunday - The Keepers: Archer

“Don’t ever look for me again, Archer.”
His mouth curled into a smile. “Game on.”


Central Park. Sienna Beckham is out jogging in the autumn sun, feeling almost ordinary. Trouble is, she'll never be. She's on the run from her life as a powerful witch and the three Keepers blood-bound to protect her.

Evil is hot on Sienna's tail and Archer Bennett is searching for her, desperate to find her before they do. As one of her Keepers, he will fight to his death to defend her.

Sienna must return and defend her hometown, Rapid Falls – but she has to face the past and master her powers. And as forbidden feelings blossom between Sienna and Archer, will their love survive the ultimate war?

The Keepers: three strong and handsome warrior brothers, born to protect.

Excerpt

 Sienna put a hand on Archer’s arm.  “I’m going to find Warrick and get him to talk to me so we can go home.”
   Archer responded by sliding both hands behind her lower back and pulling her tighter against him so that her body was flush against his.  She gasped at the sudden close contact and the intensity of his grip on her and tried to pull back to see his expression.
  “Just a minute more,” he whispered in her ear, keeping her in place as they swayed to the music.  Her body shivered in response, his breathy words scattering her thoughts in an instant. 
  “Careful, Archer, any closer and people will start thinking I’m your woman.”
  “You are my woman.” 
  She’d meant to tease him, to ease the sudden possessive grip he had on her, but when his mouth edged towards hers, the gentle scrape of his lips against her skin and his whispered words ripped a soft shudder through her.
  “No.”
  “Not yet.  In time, you will be.”
  She smiled against him.  “Confident tonight, are you?”
  “I call it like I see it.”  His fingers toyed with the seam of her dress at her lower back, and his lips hovered dangerously close to hers. 
  “You know we can’t.”
   “I’m not in the mood to please The Circle right now and besides, some of the best things in life are the things that are forbidden.”
  “What are we, Adam and Eve?”
  His face softened in a breathtaking grin and in a gentle movement, he released her, twirled her around, and drew her back to cradle her in a possessive hold that enthralled rather than annoyed her.
  She longed to throw caution to the wind and kiss him, take what he offered, and lose herself in this gorgeous man.  Screw the consequences.
  Instead, she opted for the safe route.  “Stop it, Archer.”
  “Scared to admit the truth?”
  “No.”
  “Liar,” he breathed against her lips before pulling back. 
  She blinked, trying to ignore the flash of desire that raced through her body and pretend her senses hadn’t just been overrun by pure male sexiness.
  Wow.
  “I should go,” she said, needing some distance between them.  After all, she was here for a reason and it wasn’t to spend the night in Archer’s arms – on the dance floor or otherwise.
  The silent motion of his head agreed with her, but she could see that he was worried.
 She didn’t blame him.  Beneath her cool façade, even she was worried.
  But she had a plan.  One she wouldn’t share with her Keepers just yet.
  And she hoped to hell it worked.
 
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Rae Rivers