Monday, June 18, 2018

Hi y'all!
Did you know that June 19th is National Kissing Day? Yes, there's a designated date for kissing. And why not? Kissing is awesome! Kissing is free! Who doesn't love kissing? 

My pretty pooch is always ready to pucker up!



Like chocolate and wine, not all kisses are created equal. Some are better than others, yes? You know what I mean, right? There's the teeth crusher! The tongue strangler! The slobber dog! We've all had a bad kiss here and there. Let me tell you about the last guy I dated. He seemed perfectly normal at first. But then... Things started to go sideways. Turns out, he didn't like to kiss. Seriously. It was weird. During our first kiss, I cracked open my eyelids to see if he was still breathing, and that's when I knew the relationship was doomed. Instead of closing his eyes in some kind of bliss, he was staring blankly at the wall behind my head. Having been in the middle of a dry spell, I gave him, and the relationship, a few months to see if things changed. They didn't. His kissing didn't improve and don't get me started on his idea of foreplay! There's not enough room on this page to describe how bad it was. It was so bad it was funny... a horrible, sad, kind of funny that left me with a great story to tell my girlfriends over a few bottles of wine. Some day, I'm going to write it all down and publish it as a cautionary tale. Luckily, I still have my fantasies. In my books, the men can kiss the panties off of any woman lucky enough to lock lips with them! 

Check out this little excerpt from  "Benn (Demons After Dark Book Two):"


Benn watched the raindrops run down the side of her neck to soak her shirt. She was cold, shivering. Her nipples strained against the white cotton material. The erotic sight distracted him from his questions. He curled his palms around her elbows, holding her tighter to stop himself from dipping his head and taking one of those dusky nipples into his mouth. He knew enough about human behavior to know what would get him slapped. Or arrested. Humans didn’t go around sucking on women’s breasts in the middle of a public square.

“It’s a simple question, cara. Did he hit you?”

“No.”

“But?”

“But what?”

“But you’re not telling me everything. Why not be honest with me?”

“Honest? Like you’ve been honest with me?”

He let go of her elbows and dragged her against him, walking them both out of the rain and under a little archway. Her hair was plastered against her head; her glorious eyes flashed with anger; her wet clothes clung to her curves. She was irresistible. When her tongue swept out to lick water from her lips, he didn’t think twice.

He swooped down and caught her mouth with his. Her eyes went wide and she made a sweet little squeak of surprise, but he didn’t let her go. He’d wanted to kiss her since she’d tossed that damn coin and he was going to enjoy the moment. He spread his palms across her back, drawing her close enough to feel the hard tips of her nipples. Warm and yielding, she parted her lips to give him better access which he took as permission. Sweeping his tongue into her hot, delicious mouth, he groaned at her sweetness. She tasted of rain and mango. She tasted of passion and endless nights of sex. He wanted to cup her ass in both hands and haul her against his erection so she’d feel how she turned him on. He wanted to peel that tank top over her head and bury his face between her breasts. He wanted to spread her strong thighs and make her forget everything she ever knew about Daniels. He wanted—

—her not to bite him again. “Ow!” he jerked away from her before she thought about biting him again.

Suddenly furious, she shoved him backwards, hissing, “Don’t! Just don’t!” Whirling away, she took off at a jog.

“What the fuck just happened here?” His words met with nothing but rain while she got farther and farther away. “Wait!”


I just love Benn and Lainey together. They're one of my favorite couples and they end up kissing (and much more) inside some pretty unusual places--the catacombs beneath the Vatican, a cage suspended above a nightclub, a steamy South Pacific jungle, and an adorable little lakeside cabin in New England. Ah, yeah... I've got to make do with my heroes until the real thing comes along! Here's hoping you have some good kissing tomorrow! 

Want to check out Benn and Lainey's story? Here's a link!

Oh, and by the way, if you're a fan of hot PNR, the first book in my Demons After Dark Series is on sale this month. "Vanek" is free through June 26th. If you like your heroes hot, damaged, and brutally honest, Vanek's your guy. Follow the link and download a free copy today. It's free everywhere you shop.


Friday, June 15, 2018

THE YIN-YANG OF SUMMER


School's out for my teen and already, I'm wishing he were enrolled in year-round school. Summers are tough on this single mom writer. He and I constantly battle over whose turn it is to use the internet because of our crappy internet service. Writing love scenes are attempted while listening to him yell at the video game "Fortnite" (the latest rage). Every other hour I hear, "I'm hungry" and all I can think is "Calgon, take me away."

But ah, the smell of blooming jasmine in the air, and the taste of juicy summer fruits, and balmy evenings wearing nothing but shorts and a tank top. These are what I look forward to every year. Not having to wake up early every day or enforce reminders of homework each night.  

However, the boy just got his driving permit yesterday and the first words out of his mouth were, "I'm going to be driving you everywhere, Mom. EVERYWHERE. Every every where. Whenever I'm not in school, I'll drive you." I have an eye doctor appointment today. It's within spitting distance, literally a block away. He insists on driving me. Oy!

Oh, but those lazy days by the pool with friends, sipping cold sangria and barbecuing. Or gorgeous days at the beach that balance the mind and soul. Getting lost in what we specifically call a "beach read" because of its breezy, light-hearted nature.

Yes, as you can see I have a love/hate relationship with summer, but in the end, it's still my favorite season...until Halloween, that is! Mwahaha!

What's everyone else doing this summer? Please comment so I can live vicariously through you.



Tiffany N. York lives in SoCal where the gas prices are as high as the summer temperatures. Sometimes she's diligent about wearing sunscreen and other times, meh. You can visit her website at tiffanynyorkauthor.com 

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Testing, Testing and more Testing by Jennifer Kacey

I'm having a full week's worth of testing this week. Testing every day to figure my brand of special snowflake!!
So send the love and good thoughts my way! I could very much use them right now. :)


Decadently Yours,
Jennifer Kacey



http://www.jenniferkacey.com/books.html


Jennifer Kacey is a writer, mother, and business owner living with her miniman in Texas and New York. She sings in the shower, plays piano in her dreams, and has to have a different color of nail polish every week. The best advice she’s ever been given? Find the real you and never settle for anything less.

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Cue Rod Stewart's, "If You Think I'm Sexy..." by Ripley Proserpina



What paranormal creatures are decidedly unsexy? If you’d asked me in high school if vampires were sexy, I’d say, “Yes, definitely.” 

But werewolves? It’d depend. Did they turn into wolves fully? Or were they half-man, half-beast and looked like Michael Jackson in Thriller?

As I’ve read more science fiction romance and paranormal romance, I've loved the way writers have made differences more mainstream. They’ve turned what was once, “Ew, gross,” into, “Nice.” 

Mermen, gargoyles, hedgehog shifters, crow shifters, shark shifters, cyborgs, genetically spliced humanoids, aliens… they all have potential to be part of the romance writer’s cast of characters. That’s the great thing about fiction, there’s something, I mean, someone for everyone. 

Here are some of my favorite romances with unexpected heroes and heroines. 

Mer-people: 
Tiffany Roberts: Heart of the Deep

Genetically altered humans: 
Alicia Treat: Mutt
Laurann Dohner: Valiant

Aliens:
Isabel Wroth: Sarazen's Saga
Amanda Milo: Won by the Alien
Ruby Dixon: Ice Planet Barbarians

Werewolves and Vampires: 
Rebecca Royce: Warrior World 

Gargoyles:
EA Price: When a Gargoyle Falls

Witches: 
Rebecca Royce: Wards and Wands
Heather R. Blair: Sixpence and Whiskey (with a bonus of mythological creatures). 






Friday, June 1, 2018

Just Because by Jennifer Kacey

Just because I saw these the other day and had to share. So love these two songs!!


Decadently Yours,
Jennifer Kacey


http://www.jenniferkacey.com/books.html


Jennifer Kacey is a writer, mother, and business owner living with her miniman in Texas and New York. She sings in the shower, plays piano in her dreams, and has to have a different color of nail polish every week. The best advice she’s ever been given? Find the real you and never settle for anything less.