Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Win a Kobo-Mini!

Thank you for stopping by! To celebrate the release of A Week in Milan, I’m giving away a mini-Kobo and a signed copy of Isle of Sensuality, the first book Amanda from A Week in Milan makes an appearance in!

Here’s a little about the story…

Getting what she wants isn't going to be easy…

Designer department store owner Giovanni Monastero thought moving to LA would help him forget the nightmare of his childhood. Until he visits Milan during Fashion Week with one of their designers he doesn't realize how much his past still haunts him.

Fashion designer Amanda Hart has been chewed up and spat out by her son's father. The only dating she does now is in her dreams. None of the guys she fantasizes about can hurt her. When the star of those fantasies offers her the career chance of a lifetime "no" isn't an option even though it means spending a week in close contact with him.

With one dream coming true, will Amanda have the courage to go after another?
Content Warning: contains smoldering sex, enough doubt to keep an island afloat, and more persuasion than a guy should need.

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About the Author

Aimée writes steamy, contemporary romance for the 21st century woman who enjoys the 21st century alpha male. She’s addicted to reading, shopping and can’t go a day without music. When she’s not writing you can find her traipsing up the Ochils (weather permitting of course) or procrastinating on Facebook and Twitter.

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Friday, 6 December 2013

12 Days of Christmas #Giveaway Hop!

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Welcome to the 12 Days of Christmas Tour with Jane Lark.
After signing with publisher Harper Impulse, Jane, author of the smash-hit Marlow Intrigues series, has decided to end 2013 with a bang! She’s gathered together some of the industry’s best authors to create one enormous Christmas giveaway.

The huge prize is made up of more than 30 books, a combination of signed paperbacks and eBooks, and two gorgeous book bags. It’s the perfect early Christmas present for any bookworm and all you’ve got to do to win is feast your eyes on the details below and enter via the Rafflecopter . . .
To kick off the prizes, Jane is giving away copies of her much loved The Illicit Love of a Courtesan and its highly anticipated follow-up The Passionate Love of a Rake

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Jane's books have been a huge hit with fans, leading to an ever-increasing fan base and comments such as:
"Jane Lark has an amazing talent to draw the reader in from the first page onwards."
- CosmoChickLitan
And to celebrate her upcoming December release of NA novel I Found You, you could also win a unique rucksack.
The book is already causing excitement among readers and looks set to be the must-read NA of 2014.

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But that's not all folks! As if Jane's books weren't enough, check out the other amazing books included in the prize pot, you're sure to find one or two of your fav authors getting involved . . .

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Entry to Jane Lark's 12 Days of Christmas giveaway extravaganza is easy, just follow the authors on Facebook or Twitter, plus maybe give the comp a shout-out tweet (or two) all via the Rafflecopter below and you're golden. But don't forget to keep your fingers crossed too!





Please take a moment to read through the giveaway terms and conditions:

This is an international giveaway.
Signed paperbacks are to be sent from the authors themselves. Jane Lark, BestChickLit and/or any authors involved accept no responsibility for delivery failures. The winner must be open to accepting eBooks in any format i.e. Kindle copies and via iTunes voucher, from different sources. In the event of .mobi copies, the winner must have an Amazon Kindle account and be prepared to add selected addresses as approved emails on their Personal Document settings.
Some of the books involved in the giveaway contain adult and sexual content and this should be taken into consideration before reading. Jane Lark, BestChickLit, Harper Impulse and any of the participating authors are free to amend any of the giveaway details at any time.
Good luck!

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

The Secret Santa Wishing Well & Giveaway!

The Secret Santa Wishing Well

By: Nikki Lynn Barrett



Blurb
The magic of Christmas has been lost to Jacob Winston. At the suggestion of his ill sister, Jacob takes a job as a Secret Santa at the mall, hoping to restore his Christmas spirit. Even that doesn't seem to work, until a special little boy ambles up to make a very special wish...

Cheyenne Jensen is struggling to raise her two kids without the help of her ex-husband who refuses to acknowledge his daughter's existence and doesn't provide for the son he does. This Christmas is shaping up to be as heartbreaking as the last, until her son Ben's kind actions lead a stranger to them.

Ah, but it's Christmas time and the magic has begun.

When Jacob and Cheyenne meet, neither can deny their immediate attraction to one another. As situations arise that require they spend more time together, their feelings grow stronger and stronger.

With Christmas fast approaching, the pair learn what matters most in life. Now, if only they could ditch the ghost of Christmases past.

Maybe this holiday will bring some wishes come true- for everyone after all.


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Author Bio:
Nikki Lynn Barrett lives in Arizona with her husband and son. She's an avid reader, a dreamer, and loves everything about books. She runs a book blog, an online used bookstore, and writes various genres of romance. Nikki can also be found outside with her camera when a storm is near, snapping photo after photo. Her dreams of becoming a writer started when she was young, when she started writing books in one subject notebooks by the fifth grade. The Secret Santa Wishing Well is her debut book. You can visit Nikki's site at: www.nikkilynnbarrett.blogspot.com for more information. She is working on her next book. Nikki would love to hear from readers. Email her at nikkilynnbarrett@yahoo.com

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@Stormgoddess925 on Twitter

Follow the link to enter the giveaway ($15.00 Amazon or B&N Gift Card up for grabs!)

http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/share-code/NTIxYWM0YzhjYmFkNDc1MDkxYzA3ZDNmMjhhM2RjOjE3Nw==/


Excerpt 
A pull on his Santa suit drew his attention.  He looked down, right into the round face of a child with wide blue eyes.

          “Hello  there.   Where’s  your  mommy,  bud?" Jacob asked, speaking softly to the boy, who looked a little confused and frightened.  But his eyes were also full of wonder as he stared up at Jacob.

          “Are you the real Santa?” he finally asked.

          Jacob let out a hearty laugh.  “No, I am just a helper.  But I do know Santa.  I bet, if you tell me your name, then make a wish in Santa’s secret wishing well, Santa will do everything in his power to make it come true.”  The boy’s eyes widened even more, and it brought a smile to Jacob’s face.

          “Really?  I can make a wish?”  Dimples sprouted in the boy’s cheeks, his smile grew.

          Jacob longed for the excitement the boy felt.

          “I think we can arrange that.”  Jacob reached into his pocket and pulled out a shiny penny.  He pegged the kid for one who liked cars or trucks.  Maybe a bike.

          The boy reached for the penny, hesitant.  He didn’t look much older than five.  Where the hell were his parents?  Who in their right mind would allow a child this age to roam around the mall freely, especially when there were so many people out and about.  If someone didn’t show up soon, he could have to take him to security and have them find his parents.

          “What’s your name?” Jacob asked, after the boy took the penny and clutched it in his hand.  “We want to make sure Santa knows exactly who you are.  That way he can get your wish.”

          “My name is Ben,”  the young boy said.

          “Are you ready to make that wish?”

          He nodded eagerly, closed his eyes and thought for a moment before tossing the penny in.  It made a tiny splash before settling  at the bottom next to some quarters.  He turned to Jacob, a tear running down his cheek.

          What was this?  Jacob knelt down to be eye level with him.  “Why the tear, bud?”

          Ben sniffled.  “I just hope my wish comes true.  My mommy needs it.”  He swiped the tear away, then stuffed his hand in his pants pocket.  A puppy dog expression crossed his face.

          “You made a wish for your mommy?”  Okay, that’s not what he expected.  No expensive toy, not even a computer or Playstation game that was popular this year?  Jacob closed his eyes for a second.  My mommy needs it.

          Damn.  His heart went out to Ben as a picture of Ada’s kids filled his mind.  He didn’t have to wonder what their Christmas wish would be.  Despite himself, Jacob had to ask.  “What does your mommy need?”

          The little guy shook his head.  “If I tell it won’t come true.  Will it?”  Tears filled his eyes.  “Mister Helper, if I come back and wish again, would that help?”

          Jacob didn’t know what to say.  He stared at the child, wanting to give him a hug.  “Well, I don’t see how another wish could hurt.  So, yeah, it might help.  Sometimes the hope from wishing is all we have.”  Hell, he scratched under his fake beard. He didn’t know if he was trying to console the kid or himself.

          The boy’s brows furrowed.  His head bobbed up and down.  “That’s what I thought.  Mommy’s always so tired and my daddy doesn’t love -”

          “Benjamin William Jensen!  I thought I told you not to run off!  I was so worried!”


Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Write about what you know… or not

I got this fantastic idea for a story (one I thought was fantastic, anyway) about a tennis player and his PR Exec heroine. 40k in and there are a lot of notes left through the wip going something like ‘research’, ‘how can you not know this?’ ‘more research’.

The problem is, though I watch the sport I know NOTHING about it, not even the scoring system. Of course, it’s a romance, I really didn’t think this was a problem.

I was wrong.

Until now, I’ve penned books about topics I’m at least a little knowledgeable about. I read up on Fashion Week because I like seeing what the latest trends are – so A Week in Milan was easy. I adore movies and also read the gossip rags so writing a behind the scenes love affair (Isle of Sensuality) was pretty easy too. Even Paris & Nicole’s TV series gave me an incline of how a hotel heiress would be, though Alexa from Sinfully Summer doesn’t live up to anyone’s expectations.

Sebastian Collins is a bloody nightmare. He’s been through a bad split, his ex is using his fame to her advantage and selling kiss-and-tells. The British (and international) press are pushing these stories and the stress is getting too much for him. He’s flunked out of a major tournament and his sponsors are getting cold feet.

The worst part? He's now very focused on his career, a career I knew very little about. 

I’m now putting in the time to learn, just in case I’ve missed anything crucial that might alter the direction of my story, although I actually never expected it to (but viola, tennis players have special diets so that pizza they ordered? Not a chance). Just goes to show a little bit of research really does help.

Pity my research is leading me astray and I find myself looking at half naked pictures of male tennis players. What do you think of him as my latest hero? He fits Sebastian to a T and has the cheeky smile to match.





Calling All Bloggers...

To celebrate the release of A Week in Milan I'm giving away a Kobo Mini and other prizes (to be confirmed).
If you would like to sign up to host the giveaway (Rafflecopter) and feature the book, please use this form https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1MymhYkJtAIHVdjAVXCxXI15i-zsAXTK5GkzCfowuBrs/viewform   
A Week in Milan Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Beachwalk Press
Length: short novella
Heat Level: 4
Release Date: 16th December 2013

Getting what she wants was never going to be easy.
Designer department store owner, Giovanni Monastero, thought moving to LA would help him forget the nightmare of his childhood. Until he visits Milan during Fashion Week with one of their designers he doesn’t realize how much his past still haunts him. 
Fashion designer Amanda Hart’s been chewed up and spat out by her son’s father. The only dating she does now is in her dreams. None of the guys she fantasizes about can hurt her, but when the star of those fantasies offers her the chance of a lifetime, no isn’t an option. With one dream coming true, will she have the courage to go after another?

Monday, 21 October 2013

Taking Flight

I have the lovely Tabitha Rayne on the blog today chatting about her latest release, Taking Flight!

Hi Aimee - my wee Scottish romance writing buddy :D

Thanks for having me over.
 
I've been thinking about location and coming to your blog in bonny Scotland makes me think even more. Where are my books situated? A Scottish lochside? A Canadian forest? A sweet French meadow? The truth is, I'm really not sure. I'm so awestruck by the world that I can only conclude that the location of my work is, planet earth!
Taking Flight my new erotic novel has a lot of outdoor scenes all completely and utterly based in the reality of my imagination. I think everyone will probably be able to recognise somewhere they know as I concentrate on the feelings, smells and sounds of places rather than what they look like or where they are placed.
Thanks so much for having me Aimee – here’s some info about my novel...
Taking Flight by Tabitha Rayne 

“Find me at the meeting point. We are more than the physical.”

Four generations from now, toxins are ravaging the land and the future of mankind is in peril. The surviving men are being rounded up and taken to holding facilities. Research scientist, Dr Deborah Regan is hoping to stabilise the decreasing male population before her lover, Marcus becomes one of those taken away.
When the authorities come looking for Marcus, Deborah abandons her research to go on the run with her lover. They flee to the forests where they stumble across a couple who are intent on finding an ultimate sexual union where at the point of climax their spirits break free from their bodies and unite. Plunged into a life of lust and survival, Deborah soon realises she can easily slip into this trancelike state and she and Marcus set out to create a transcendent bond of their own. Can they achieve the ultimate unity before fate separates them for good?
An erotic dystopian fantasy following a young couple trying to elude capture and separation.

The prequel to A Clockwork Butterfly.
 
In a dying world – is love the only means of true survival?

Excerpt -This is from a part of the story where my leading lady has voiced her desire to be tied up in the forest...

Anyone could find her here, bandits, guards … She tried to rationalise her fear but her physiology took over, flooding her senses with fight or flight cortisones. The sensation started in her chest and swelled and radiated to every cell, making her soar above herself and stare down at the sight of a naked, dishevelled forest nymph, bound and hanging. The imagined sight made her part her legs and bear down, catching her arousal in her abdomen and forcing it into her pussy, where she tried to focus all the energy that was threatening to send her out of control. It took all her concentration to keep everything centred there – all her fear, desire, lust, euphoria – but she knew it was essential, somehow.
A sharp crack snapped her back to the reality of her situation again; someone was close. She tensed every sinew. Alert and staring, Deborah scoured her surroundings. Something moved in the shrubbery. It darted like an animal, low and erratic, as if cornered, but it didn’t add up. She strained her senses in its direction and tried to catch the scent on the barely breathing breeze. Human. Shuddering, she could feel her body expand to a vast canvass of nakedness. The nasal breathing of someone staring hard at the object of their intent filled her ears. Deborah gripped the strapping on each wrist tight and tensed her muscles in a way that she hoped would alert the watcher to her strength in this situation, not her vulnerability. Her skin flushed with warmth under the scrutiny of the shadowy, hidden figure. They stared at each other; she completely exposed and he – she could smell it was a he – completely obscured. There was a strange control conundrum going on in Deborah’s head: as long as he kept himself hidden and meek, she felt like she was holding the power. She let this thought roll around in her psyche and was amazed to feel her body relax and melt into this newfound confidence. Letting the ropes take her weight, she hung a little, shifting her feet apart and opening her legs to share her wet treasure with the voyeur. 
Taking Flight is book 2 in The Meeting Point trilogy – but don’t worry if you haven’t read book one yet (A Clockwork Butterfly) because it doesn’t matter which order you read the first two.
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Bio:

Tabitha Rayne has been told she is quirky, lovely and kinky – not necessarily in that order or by the same person. She writes erotic romance and as long as there’s a love scene – she’ll explore any genre.
Her short stories are included in anthologies from Xcite, Oysters & Chocolate, Cleis, Ravenous Romance, Mischief, and House of Erotica. She has novels with Beachwalk Press and Xcite Books.

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Revenge in Rio, final teaser!

Who else can't wait till tomorrow? Over to Samantha...

Revenge in Rio 
Countdown Teasers
No.4

Are you ready for the 4th and final teaser? It's introducing the lovely Daniella Venancio to you. I adore Daniella and so did this reviewer, saying she's one of the bravest heroines that she has ever read! **Feels so proud** I hope you like her too.

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Daniella Venancio

That's my teaser countdown finished. I hope everyone enjoyed them and more so, you enjoy the book itself, which is released TOMORROW!!! Eeeek! #Excited

'Til next time!
Sam :-) 
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Thursday, 17 October 2013

Happy Publication Day!

Congratulations to Romy, Sue and Sun. Don't these books look fab?

 
You can find out more about them here.
 
 
 
 

Sunday, 13 October 2013

Revenge in Rio, Teaser no. 3

Not long now... Over to Samantha!

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No.3

Teaser No. 3 people! It gives you a peek at the book's hero, Luca Venancio and his gentlemanly charm but don't be fooled! 

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Luca Venancio 

Hope you enjoyed that one....he's yummy, right? 

4th and final teasers next week! 

'Til next time 
Sam :-) 
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Sunday, 6 October 2013

Revenge in Rio, 2nd teaser...

I'm handing over my blog again to Samantha Darling who's sharing another exciting snippet from her 21st October release! 

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Countdown Teasers
No.2

Welcome, welcome, welcome! I'm VERY excited to share today's teaser with you, not only because it's so damn pretty but also because it's from one of my favourite parts of the book and see's Luca whisking Daniella off to a gala for the social and business elite!

Again, a huge thanks to Laura for working her techno/design magic! I'd love to know what you all think of it!  

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Let's go

See you next week for teaser No. 3.

'Til next time!
Sam :-)
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Monday, 30 September 2013

Revenge in Rio


The newest Beachwalk Babe has a fab new book out soon. We'll have teaser's out every week until the release, so stay tuned. 








Revenge in Rio 
Countdown Teasers
No.1




With release day only 21 days away - honestly I'm not counting down like a crazy woman (hmm, ok, maybe just a teensy bit crazy!) I thought I would share some lovely little teasers with you. I can't take the credit for making them sadly, that's where the talented Laura at MusicPlusBooks came into play and did her thang! 



So, here we go. This is teaser number one for you and features at the end of chapter one. Watch out for number 2 this time next week! 

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Prove






Hope you enjoyed!

Sam :-)
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