Friday, January 20, 2012

Winner of Part 3 of The Wicked Blog Tour

We have a winner for Jenn LeBlanc's The Rake and The Recluse complete serial novel... yep, all 6 parts!

I used to pick the winner and that winner is:

Yay! Congrats Stacie! Check your email for a maessage from me at fortheloveofromance @ gmail . com

Stay tuned for the rest of Jenn's blog tour and 3 more chances to win a copy! Part 4 will be coming soon!
Stacie D

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Melissa Schroeder Guest Post and Giveaway

So, I'm really excited about this. I am a HUGE fan of Melissa Schroeder's Harmless series and today she's here to talk about her new paranormal series. So lets give a nice warm welcome to Melissa!

First, I want to thank Jamie for allowing me to pop in here and talk about my newest release!

If you don’t know me my name is Melissa Schroeder and I write in time periods from historical to futuristic and heat levels from sensual to erotic. I am a military wife who is being forced to live in another bug place, but I only have 2 years left! Wahoo, lol.

My newest book coming out this month is The Cursed Clan: Callum. It is the first of a five book paranormal series. The first book is a bit of a discovery for the reader and the heroine, Dr. Phoebe Chilton, and with each book, the magic and mystery will grow. There are five cousins, Callum, Angus, Logan, Fletcher and Anice, who will each have their own book as they race to break the curse. If you know me from my bestselling erotic Harmless series, I will warn you that these books are a bit different than those. They are of course paranormal and not quite as erotic, but I promise they are highly sensual. I really loved Callum and Phoebe and I hope that readers do too.

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Here is a little tidbit from the book.
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As Laird, Callum Lennon feels he has always failed to protect his cousins. Callum’s impulsiveness caused the death of his father and the experience has scarred not only his body, but his soul. From that point on, he made sure to always go with the more logical choice in every matter. When his younger cousin Angus finds clues that might help break the curse, Callum begrudgingly hires Phoebe Chilton to investigate. Callum doesn’t like bringing outsiders into their family affairs. Their life would become fodder for the tabloids if anyone were to find out about the curse. It doesn’t help that the instant he meets Dr. Chilton he’s attracted. But, he doesn’t really have a choice because she might be their last hope. 
An expert in archeology, Phoebe has always been dwarfed by her parents’ shadow. Their high standards had her in college by thirteen and earning a second PhD by twenty-two. But her career and her broken marriage have left her needing something more than just diplomas and degrees. She wants to prove that her interest in legends, especially Celtic legends, is as important as her parents’ work. When the Lennon family contacts her, she sees the opportunity to win a massive research grant. With a long-time rival breathing down her back, she jumps at the Lennons’ offer her, hoping it will ensure her the grant. But uncovering the Lennon family secrets, and her attraction to Callum, could prove more than she can handle. 

Forces outside the family are determined to ensure that they fail. When an old enemy threatens both the well being of the clan and the fragile new love, Callum will have to choose between believing his mind or his heart.

“I protect what is mine. I’ll not allow you to use Angus.”

She moved away from the counter, her body tense with anger. “I have never used another person, especially in that way. You’ve convinced yourself that I decided to somehow use my considerable wiles on your cousin to somehow gain who knows what.”

When she said it like that, he felt juvenile and petty.

“Don’t worry, 
Mr. Lennon. I’ll avoid your cousins from now on.”

Which is what he wanted, but at the same time he felt like the lowest form of scum even if it was the best choice. The diary could hold their secrets, and the less she connected to them, the better. They just needed it translated, and for her to leave. As soon as that happened, he would be free of this affliction, he was sure.

“I’ll do my work and take my meals in my room.”

He heard the hurt in her voice. His need to banish Phoebe was as unexplainable as the need to ease her pain. She attempted to brush past him, but he stepped in front of her, blocking her one exit.

“I didn’t say you needed to avoid my cousins.” It was what he wanted, needed, but here he was contradicting his own thoughts, again.

When she looked at him, there was no humor in her gaze, no studied interest as he’d seen before. Now, all he saw was loneliness and he ached.

“No. I’ll finish my task and leave. I know you must have a very good reason, although I can’t understand what it could be. I will respect your wishes.”

Again, she tried to move past him, but he refused to budge. That same fresh scent of her reached his senses, seducing him.  Even as he was reaching for her, his mind was screaming 
stop. He ignored it, and every other protective instinct. The only thing roaring through his head was to take, to claim.

“It isna my family that has me worried, lass.” The moment he wrapped his hand around her upper arm, her head shot up, surprise lighting her eyes her mouth falling open in surprise. “It seems being around you is no’ good for my peace of mind.”

He jerked her against him. She gasped, the sound filled with both fear and excitement. Arousal spiked and his body craved—demanded—more intimate contact. Knowing it was wrong, even knowing it was dangerous, he bent his head and took possession of her luscious mouth.

Woo! Is anyone else excited about Callum? I sure am! Melissa is giving away one e-copy of Callum (opened internationally) to one lucky commenter. So tell me... Are you a fan of Melissa's books? Are you excited for a new paranormal series? Does the thought of a family curse intrigue you? Don't forget to leave your email address (ninja style of course) when you comment. You have until Sunday to leave a comment and I'll announce a winner on Monday the 23. 

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

The Rake and The Recluse: Part 3

She's back! Jenn Leblanc is here with another fabulous post to celebrate the release of TRATR Part 3. Now, have we all recovered from getting it on in Victorican carriages because this week it's all about getting it on in closets. Well, lets get down to business.

Jamie!! It has been a whole two weeks and I’ve missed you SO! Where were we? AH, we talked sex, more specifically we talked about sex in carriages. That was pretty special. I loved the comments, choosing positions, offering others...if you didn’t read it you should check it out!

OK, so today we will talk about closets. There are all types of closets in Victorian England. Those that hold clothes, those that hold linens, those that hold weapons, those that hold...water.

Well. Closets by nature are cramped, so when selecting a closet for your...activities be sure to consider the environment. I wouldn’t recommend a weapon closet for example, you might get injured. On that note, the water closet is probably an equally unfortunate choice. They weren’t nearly as cozy as they are today.

The wardrobe is very small in general, and with all the clothing hanging it would be quite cramped. I suppose in a pinch it would do, but it wouldn’t be my first choice by any means, not to mention the rumpling of all the clean clothes. The ladies maids and valets would be put out. Never put out a servant because they can make your life miserable in the most subtle of ways.

So there’s the linen closet, now this could get interesting because there is quite a bit of shelving in a linen closet, I would hope you chose a larger household in which to cavort, set your sights high! The linen closet of a larger household will, of course, be larger. The shelves will make for great handhold depending on how creative and acrobatic you tend to be, and the linens (not ALL of them mind you, remember the servants!) will come in handy for creating a bit of a makeshift bed.

I think we have a winner.

So to recap, we have the Town Carriage, with position number 5 (on the floor, seated against the VERY secure door), and the linen closet.

There are a great range of positions in the linen closet, I’m sure you’re imagination will carry you away, all those shelves and broad shoulders and...acrobatics.

Have I forgotten a closet? What do you think, is the linen closet the right choice for this particular jaunt?

Remember the tour is to celebrate the release of TRATR REDUX so here are the deets!

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A woman out of time.
A man stifled by propriety.
A nemesis determined to take her away.
A brother to the rescue.

How will a powerful Duke deal with a woman who doesn't know her place? How will a woman used to the 21st century survive in time where she is considered property?

Francine Larrabee woke up on the wrong side of the century. She was fairly certain she went to sleep in her own comfy bed, but she doesn’t quite seem to be there now. Only adding to her problems is that she has no voice, is constantly being glowered at by a large, stunning man who is obsessed with propriety, and she is apparently betrothed to another horrid little man, determined to ruin her, and any other girls that get in his way.
How does she find herself in the past, when she couldn’t even find herself in her present? How does a self sufficient businesswoman survive in a time when women were still considered property for the whole of their lives and what is she going to do with this man who draws her to him so fiercely.

Where to get the books:


FREEDOM : Part one brings Francine to the world of the Duke of Roxleigh, clashing worlds in first installment of the completely revised novel, with all new material.

Available now from these ebook retailers:

Available now from these ebook retailers:

TAKEN : The Rake And The Recluse : Part Three
Part THREE brings Francine and Gideon closer than they ever imagined possible, until the unimaginable tears them apart. What will Gideon do if he loses her, this time, forever?

Available now from these ebook retailers:

Barnes and Noble
All Romance eBooks

RUINATION : The Rake And The Recluse : Part Four
Part FOUR is full of revelations, celebrations, protestations and one surprise that will have you holding your breath for the final chapters. What has Perry done?

Coming January 31, 2012

SUBMISSION : The Rake And The Recluse : Part Five
Perry leaves Roxleigh House without a backward glance only to be tossed headlong into one of the most difficult trials of his life. How will he protect the very thing he is dedicated to pursuing? How will a man dedicated to the pursuit of pleasure survive a woman who refuses to relent, when he knows he cannot have her.

Coming February 14, 2012

RETRIBUTION : The Rake And The Recluse : Part Six
Perry must find the woman who has managed to capture his heart, then he must find a way to keep her. Someone else is on the hunt, someone from her past who doesn’t appreciate that she still lives and breaths.

Coming February 28, 2012

NOW it’s your turn, remember to answer the question! And thank you for stopping by, one lucky commenter will win a full copy of the six-part serial novel as it is released. You will ALSO be entered in the grand prize #WICKEDblog tour, which will be given away on March 1, 2012. Do not forget to include your email address in your comment or you can’t be entered into the grand prize drawing.

Rules can be found HERE. A full list of all the posts in the tour can be found HERE.

Well, there you have it. The linen closet seems like the perfect choice but I will say that I have a very large closet in my bedroom. So do you agree? You have until Friday for a chance to win a copy of TRATR.