If you’re free Sunday afternoon for a few hours, check out the Love, Lust & Chocolate Kisses Event on facebook tomorrow. I’m one of the 24 authors participating. 🙂 Love Lust and Lipstick Kisses Multi-author Event Love, Lust and Lipstick Stains are pleased to announce we’re hosting an amazing multi-author Facebook event. On the 22nd December from 1pm-5pm EST 24 authors will joining together to spread some Christmas cheer and give away some amazing prizes, including a grand prize of a $50 gift card plus tons of swag, ebooks, paperbacks and more. So if you would like a break from the stresses of Christmas and fancy the chance to play games andRead More →

A Holiday Anthology   Shooting Star Holiday Express by Gemma Juliana Thanks, Lis, for inviting me to visit today. I’m thrilled to be one of the fifteen authors in the Exquisite Quills A Holiday Anthology Volume I along with some of your other guests. This anthology is *sweet* and suitable for all ages. Best of all, it’s FREE, so everyone can go to www.smashwords.com and download their copy. My story is about a mom and daughter who take the train from Seattle to San Francisco at Christmas time, and enjoy a very fine surprise. The story was inspired by a train trip I made lastRead More →

On our tenth day of the 12 Days of Christmas, please welcome author Linda McLaughlin to the blog today to talk about Yule. First I want to thank Lisa Chalmers for inviting me to post on her blog today. I hope you’ve been enjoying her 12 Days of Christmas blogs as much as I have.   Tomorrow is the Winter Solstice, also known as Yule. Astrologically speaking, it’s the day when the sun is at its lowest altitude above the horizon. It also signifies the shortest day and longest night of the year in the northern hemisphere. We understand now that this is caused byRead More →

On the ninth day of Christmas, Kaye Spencer stops by the blog to share an excerpt of her story in the Exquisite Quills Holiday Anthology.   Holiday Anthology – Kaye Spencer’s Depression Era story #Equills #BYNR   Exquisite Quills, an international author group, is offering a winter holiday-themed anthology of 15 short stories by 15 different authors. This anthology is not only a compilation of great curl-up-with-cocoa-and-read stories, it is a FREE download on Smashwords. The stories, although geared for adult interests, are ‘family friendly’.   My contribution is GIFTS TO TREASURE. It takes place during the height of the American Great Depression. The heroRead More →

Welcome author Christine Feldman for today’s 12 Days of Christmas post.   What inspired this story? I’ve always enjoyed unlikely romantic pairings, and I thought a woman and the guy who used to pick on her in grade school certainly fit the bill!  Naturally he’s changed since then, but our heroine doesn’t know that when he crosses her path years later…  This storyline also gave me the chance to throw in a mistaken identity, some humor, and a little redemption—which isn’t a bad thing at Christmastime. Do you have a favorite scene or character from the book? I like the scene in which Trish intendsRead More →

For the seventh day of our 12 Days of Christmas, please welcome Cara Marsi to the blog. Thanks for having me today, Lisa! What inspired this story? I love the Hallmark Christmas movies. My husband does too. We watch them together, and he even cries at some of them. I wanted to write a heartwarming story similar to those, but very sensual. And who doesn’t love Christmas and happy-ever-after? I have a second Christmas story, too, that was released in 2012, a short story, A Cinderella Christmas, which is a take on the classic fairy tale. A Cinderella Christmas is a 2014 finalist for anRead More →

Author Jina Bacarr stops by for our sixth day of the 12 Days of Christmas with a blog post about an inspiring Christmas in Italy and an excerpt of her new release A Soldier’s Italian Christmas     A Soldier’s Italian Christmas Jina Bacarr O’Casey Brothers in Arms 1 December 1943 Italy He is a U.S Army captain, a battle-weary soldier who has lost his faith. She is a nun, her life dedicated to God. Together they are going to commit an act the civilized world will not tolerate. They are about to fall in love.     A Soldier’s Italian Christmas is a story of the heart.Read More →

For our fifth day of the 12th Days of Christmas, author Carol DeVaney stops by the blog today to answer some questions, talk books and share an excerpt of A SMOKY MOUNTAIN CHRISTMAS. What inspired this story? For fun, a friend and myself chose the same writing prompt to write a short paragraph. Before I knew it, I had about a half page, and Tina, my main character, was born. To be honest, after the first couple of sentences, some of the characters Sandra Bullock played became Tina. The scene developed like a movie playing inside my head.   Do you have a favorite sceneRead More →

Please welcome my friend and author Nell Dixon to the blog today for the 5th day of Christmas to talk about her latest release, CHRISTMAS EVER AFTER. Christmas Ever After is the story of Lottie and Rafe, a modern day Beauty and the Beast romance set in the wilds of Northumberland. Northumberland is located in the North of England. It’s wild and beautiful, the perfect setting for two troubled souls looking to hide away from the world. I wanted to write a story with an unconventional hero. I think I’d read a glut of stories featuring handsome perfect men and wondered if I could takeRead More →

Author Draven St. James stops by on the 4th day of Christmas for an interview.   What inspired this story? Fire and Mistletoe was inspired by a desire to expand upon Grey’s Hidden Fire. The two main characters, Grey and Mica still had more of their story to tell. I really enjoyed being able to delve more deeply into not just their characters but also the others at Firehouse Six.     Any chance of a sequel or a spin-off with one of the other characters? Actually, it is my intension to write a whole series from the Firehouse Six group of sexy men. TheRead More →