Saturday, May 31, 2014

Guest Post with Tory Richards!!

Hi everyone! Thanks for stopping by. Today, we have a very special guest. She's is someone I admire and adore. She's an amazing author and I'm very lucky to call her my friend. Please welcome, the fabulous Tory Richards and check out the newest cover for her latest book in the Serve and Submit Series...



Serve and Submit Series
By Tory Richards


Hi everyone! For those of you who don't know me, I'm a published author of erotic romance that includes suspense, adventure, humor, and the paranormal. Serve and Submit is my first series, and each 6000-7000 word erotic story is stand alone with a hero who serves the public in some way. These stories are deliciously hot. Designed for readers who don’t have time to read a long romance, or maybe they're waiting for an appointment in an office somewhere and just want to kill time. Either way, they'll get that afternoon quickie they've fantasized about with a cop, a fireman or a Marine. Seriously, it was a fun series to write and I've just finished the 5th and final story, Lovers, which comes out July first. Party Time just came out and is available at Amazon.


Party Time (book 4) - RJ is a Marine, home on leave. Georgia is the woman he gave up before his last deployment. They run into each other at a party and soon realize they still have feelings for one another. As they take up where they left off they have little time to decide, will they say goodbye for good this time, or accept that they belong together?

Pulled Over (book 1) - What starts out as a normal afternoon drive home for Sunny turns into a steamy encounter between her and a cop after she’s pulled over for an expired tag, and burned-out taillight. She can’t afford a ticket. What’s a girl to do?

On Fire (book 2) - Faith has been horny for Dean since he moved into her apartment building, two doors down. She caught him eyeing her while sun-bathing at the pool one day, and thought he was interested in her, too. But it takes a fire in her kitchen for the hunky fireman to finally act on their mutual attraction.

Under Cover (book 3) - Vacationing in England, Lucie and her friends are finally at Buckingham Palace. What starts out as a harmless tease in front of one of the stone-faced, palace guards soon turns into the real thing when he hunts her down to finish what she started!

Lovers (book 5) - The last story in this series is a continuation of the lusty romance between Navy SEAL, Bishop and kindergarten teacher, Angel. If you loved Bishop’s Angel you won’t want to miss this next chapter in their lives. (Due out 7/1)

LINKS


Tory Richards website - http://www.toryrichards.com

Oh by the way, if you go to my website and look under the post Wicked Nights Blog Hop you’ll find a coupon for a free download of Pulled Over, good until 6/10.


Thank you so much for letting me be a guest on your blog today, Madison.  It's been fun!


 Thank YOU, Tory! I hope we'll see you again soon. My door is always open for you.

READERS: Hurry on over and grab your coupon from Tory's site. you don't want to miss out. I've got my copy and plan on reading it this weekend. Feel free to tell your friends!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

COVER REVEAL!! Kendall Grey Presents... HOT BLOODED

Thanks so much for stopping by! Today, we have an incredibly delicious treat for you! Kendall Grey's newest book will be out soon and I'm one of the lucky bitches who get to share the cover reveal with all of you! So, stop listening to me babble and scroll on down!


If Robert Rodriquez (Sin City), Tony Soprano, and David Lynch (Twin Peaks) made sweet love to a Hawaiian version of The Bride (Uma Thurman’s character from Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill), the resulting spawn might look like Kendall Grey’s upcoming mystery/suspense/supernatural thriller, HOT-BLOODED.
The first installment in the Ohana series, HOT-BLOODED is set on the island of Maui and is wrapped in the light and dark watercolors of Hawaiian culture, history, and mythology. It’s about guns, drugs, surfing, and tiki monsters. HOT-BLOODED tells the tale of a ballsy, half-Hawaiian angel-turned-demon, the duplicitous assassin who falls for her, and the blessings and curses of family—all wrapped up in freaky, supernatural gift paper.
Here’s the description:
WARNING: HOT-BLOODED does NOT end with a happily ever after. It contains drug use and graphic sex, language, and violence. The story is intended to entertain, not to condone or glorify illegal or immoral activities. This book is unsuitable for sensitive readers and those under the age of 18.
*Written in 3rd person. Contains a massive cliffhanger and multiple POVs.
Ohana is everything…
When an accident claims her mother’s life, Keahilani Alana must take charge of her ohana (family) or risk losing what little they have. With an underage brother to care for and no education, she has few options. The door to a heavenly hellish opportunity opens when she stumbles upon a valuable secret her mother left behind on the slopes of an extinct volcano—a legacy that tempts the family with riches beyond their wildest dreams. But the secret is much bigger and more sinister than they realize. As reality unravels and exposes eerie truths about the ohana that should have remained deep under the mountain, Keahilani must either resist the call of her blood or risk being consumed by its darkness.
Blake Murphy is an assassin working to infiltrate a new Hawaiian cartel. His investigation reveals that Keahilani, the sexy surfing instructor he pegged as an informant, is much closer to the drug ring than he thought. Passion ignites between them in the bedroom, but their ironclad ties to opposing interests pit them against each other everywhere else.
When tensions reach the breaking point and her ohana is threatened, the only cure for Keahilani’s hot-blooded fury is a loaded clip with a body bag chaser.
They don’t call her Pele for nothing.
Here’s the cover, designed by Renee Coffey:

So, are you up for a steamy, violent descent into tropical-island madness with a supernatural twist? If so, you can add HOT-BLOODED to your Goodreads TBR here. The release date hasn’t been announced yet, but Kendall is shooting for the end of June or early July. Stay tuned!
You can stalk Kendall on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Amazon, or her web site.



Keep your eyes and ears open for the official release date for this one! Thanks so much for stopping by!
XOXOXO,
Madison

Friday, May 23, 2014

Secret Cravings' Secret Recipes: Author Paige Prince

Happy Memorial Day Weekend! And welcome to another installment of Secret Cravings' Secret Recipes. Please welcome romance author, Paige Prince. She's back again with another incredibly scrumptious recipe just for us:

"Creme Brulee is my favorite indulgence when I go out. I'm learning how to make it at home, but in the mean time, I'm combining my love of creme brulee and cheesecake. It's the ultimate indulgence, and it stars in one of my current WIPs: Just One Taste. It's my first M/M, about a chef who takes a shine to one of the wait staff and decides to teach him how to make his favorite dessert."

Creme Brulee Cheesecake Bars
YIELD: 9 bars
ingredients:
For the crust:
9 whole graham crackers
1/2 stick unsalted butter, melted
For the filling:
2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, at room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 large egg yolk
1 vanilla bean, split and scraped
1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
For the brulee topping:
1/4 cup granulated sugar
directions:
For the crust:
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line an 8-inch square baking dish with foil, leaving an overhang.
In the bowl of a food processor, pulse the graham crackers until finely ground. Add the butter and pulse until moistened. Press into the bottom of the prepared pan. Bake until lightly browned and set, about 8 to 10 minutes. Let cool and reduce the oven temperature to 300°F.
For the filling:
Place the cream cheese in the bowl of a food processor and pulse until smooth (you can also use an electric mixer). Add the sugar, eggs, egg yolk, vanilla bean seeds, and salt and pulse until well combined and smooth.
Pour the mixture into the prepared pan. Bake until the cheesecake is set but still slightly jiggly in the center, about 45 minutes. Do no overbake.
Place the cheesecake on a cooling rack to cool completely in the pan. Cover and chill until firm, at least 2 hours. Using the foil overhang, transfer the cheesecake to a work surface and cut into squares.
On a heat-safe work surface, sprinkle the tops of each square with sugar and torch the tops with a kitchen torch until it turns a deep amber color. Alternatively, use a broiler to brown the sugar. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Secret Cravings' Secret Recipes: Author Paige Prince

Hi everyone! This weekend, we are joined by Paige Prince, author of Second Chance At Love and she is sharing another of her favorite recipes. First, let's check out her book:

After being burned by her ex-fiancĂ© on the day of her wedding, Charlotte "Charlie" Phillips decides to give up on men and focus on her career.  That is, until she meets Evan Rodriguez, an up-and-coming star in the World Wrestling Superstars while on assignment. Their attraction is instantaneous and they begin a steamy affair. But when Evan decides he wants to get serious, will Charlie run for the hills or will she decide to take a second chance at love?

You can find Paige's book at Secret Cravings Publishing and it's only 99 cents!!

Now, on to the recipe:

"This is one of my most favorite things in the world to bake. I learned how to make it when I was pregnant with my daughter while I was stationed in San Antonio. My friend Jen suggested I make a dump cake and I thought "Well, there's no way I'm making something called that." She brought the most delicious dessert in for our next overnight shift, and I was HOOKED. To my surprise, it was a dump cake (which kind of tastes like a cobbler). I begged for the recipe and have been making it ever since. My 8 year old now knows how to make it (with my supervision on the oven) and we make it at least once every month."


Dump Cake Recipe:

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes
Yield: 10 to 12 servings
 
·        1 (20 ounces) can crushed pineapple, undrained
·        1 (21 ounces) can prepared more fruit cherry pie filling
·        1 (18.25 ounces) box yellow cake mix
·        2 sticks (1 cup or 16 Tablespoons) of butter or margarine, each cut into 12 slices
Preparation:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (325 for glass baking dish). Have a 9 by 13-inch baking pan ready. 

Dump undrained 
pineapple baking dish or pan and spread it out evenly. 

Using a spoon, dump globs of 
cherry pie filling evenly on top of the pineapple. 

Sprinkle the 
cake mix evenly over the cherry and pineapple layers. 

Cut butter into slices with a butter knife and place slices evenly over cake mix. 
Bake for one hour. Use heavy oven mitts to remove the dump cake
 from oven. 

To serve, scoop cake out with a large spoon like a cobbler, and dump it on a nice plate. A scoop of vanilla ice cream is delicious with dump cake. Serve warm or cold. 


Sounds delicious, Paige! I've never tried to make this and now, I can come here and find your recipe as soon as I am ready. Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing with us once again. See you soon!!


Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Secret Cravings' Secret Recipes: Author Dilys J. Carnie

Hi everyone and thanks so much for stopping by! Today, we are so lucky to have one of our favorite authors back for another visit. Please welcome Dilys J. Carnie, author of the Fitzgerald Brothers Series


"Life’s too short for papery pancakes. Welsh crempog (also known as Ffroes) differ from the British/French crepe.  More like the American pancake and bigger than the Scotch pancake, crempog can be made with or without yeast, with buttermilk, oats or speckled with raisins or currants.  Traditionally, they are made from self-raising flour, salt, eggs, milk and butter. Often stacked in a pile and smothered with butter, the stack can be sliced like a wedge of cake and eaten as a teatime treat.   
There are many customs attached to Shrove Tuesday in Wales, involving kicking cans up and down streets, door-to-door begging for flour and cheeky songs and versus.  They would have been cooked on a cast iron bake stone (or ‘planc’), but frying pans work fine, too! 
Welsh crempog (Welsh pancakes)
  • 2 oz/ 55g butter
15 fl oz/ 450 ml warm buttermilk
10 oz/ 275g all purpose/plain flour
3 oz/ 75g sugar
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
½ tsp salt
1 tbsp vinegar
2 eggs, well beaten
Crempog directions
Stir the butter into the warmed buttermilk until melted. Gradually pour the milk and butter into the the flour and beat well.  Leave the mixture to stand for at least 30 minutes (or a few hours if possible) before stirring in the sugar, bicarbonate of soda, salt and vinegar into the beaten eggs.
Pour this mixture into the flour and milk mixture and beat well to form a smooth batter. Heavily grease a griddle or hot-stone and heat, then drop the batter, a tablespoon at a time onto the heated griddle and cook over a moderate heat until golden brown on both sides. Keep the crempog warm and continue this method until all the batter is used up.  Spread butter on each pancake and eat while warm. Delicious with just butter but don’t be afraid to add some optional ingredients… Drizzle some jam, banana, syrup, chocolate or currants Jam, banana, syrup, currants and even a chocolate drizzle are of course optional! 


Enjoy!"

Thank you so much, Dilys! I love your recipes. 
Readers, if you'd like to know more about Dilys, please click on the Fitzgerald Brothers link above or click this link>>> http://www.dilysjcarnie.com/ to check out her website.

See you next time!!
XOXO,
Madison



Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Secret Cravings' Secret Recipes: Author Paige Prince

Welcome to Secret Recipes. As you all know, the authors you love know how to cook up some amazing romances. But, did you know that most of us also love to cook, bake and grill? Sometimes our characters even request that we make something they like...just so we can share it with you, the readers. This is the place for you to find all of those recipes. So come on in and share a bite to eat with your favorite authors. Let's get cookin'!


Today, we're being visited by the fabulous Paige Prince, author of Second Chance At Love. She's brought an incredibly delicious recipe for a soup that's great anytime. Let's check it out:




Slow Cooker Leek & Potato Soup
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours, 00 minute
Total Time: 4 hours, 15 minutes
Yield: Serves 6
Ingredients
·        2 large leeks, washed, ends trimmed, thinly sliced
·        4 large russet potatoes, peeled and quartered
·        3 carrots, washed and chopped
·        2 celery stalks, chopped
·        2 cloves garlic, minced
·        salt and pepper to taste
·        4 to 6 cups vegetable broth, or enough to cover the vegetables
·        croutons and fresh parsley for garnish
·        heavy cream (optional)
Instructions
·        Place the leeks, potatoes, carrots, celery, and garlic in the slow cooker pot.
·        Season with salt and pepper to taste.
·        Add in the vegetable broth, just to cover the vegetables.
·        Cover and cook on HIGH for 4 hours, or LOW for 6 hours.
·        Puree the soup with either an immersion blender, or a food processor. If using the food processor, puree the soup in batches; DO NOT pour the whole soup into the food processor all at once.
·        Taste for salt and pepper.
·        Ladle the soup into bowls.
·        Add croutons and parsley.
·        Drizzle some heavy cream on top right before serving. (optional)


Sounds divine, right?

Thanks so much, Paige for stopping by and please visit again soon <3

XOXOXO,
Madison

Monday, May 12, 2014

My Book Boyfriend Blog Hop!! May 12-18




Many thanks to Harper A. Brooks and TF Walsh for throwing such an amazing bash! You can check out their pages by clicking these links:

http://harperabrooks.wordpress.com/ 

http://www.tfwalsh.com/blog 


Welcome to the 'My Book Boyfriend Blog Hop'! It's so great to see you. I know all of you probably have your own book boyfriend, but I'd like to introduce you to a man I'm sure you'll fall in love with.

With dark-blonde hair and piercing blue eyes, he stands just over 6 feet tall and is built to please.

His favorite meal includes a steak he's grilled, baked potato, fried green beans and homemade rolls. For dessert...he'll have you.  

He definitely loves the simple things in life like living outside city limits and hard work. He isn't afraid to get down-and-dirty while embracing his country roots and hanging out at his cabin, but he'll also throw on a nice pair of Wranglers, a button-down and his best boots to take you out for a night of dancing if you prefer.

He loves women, but he isn't a man-whore. He loves what women represent; kindness, love, compassion and fun. 

As a single Dad, he needs someone who can be a great role model for his daughter and he's very selective when it comes to who he'll allow to meet her. But can you blame him? His daughter is adorable!

Lee is a man who has a tiring career and he needs a woman who can make him forget all about the enormous stress he is under every day of the week and he needs a woman who can laugh, be free, uninhibited while only having eyes for him. 

Do you want a man who will whisk you away at a moment's notice? A guy who loves adventure as much as he loves snuggling up around a bonfire in the backyard? A man who is strong, sensitive and ready to be your hero whenever you need him? Lee is your guy!  And ladies, once you let him in...you'll never want him to leave.

You can learn more about Lee in my second River Jewel Resort series book, Hunter's Fortune, at Secret Cravings Publishing. (A 4-flame, Contemporary, Erotic-Romance) In this particular story, it's Wintertime. But don't let that stop you. Lee's rugged, good looks and amazing smile will melt the heart of any ice queen and leave her begging for more. 

His heart's been broken before, ladies. Please be gentle with it. What you do with the rest of him, is your business :)



Since this hop is all about the book boyfriends, I'm giving away  1 ebook of Hunter's Fortune and 1 signed book cover to one lucky winner. All you have to do is leave me a comment telling me what your date with Lee Michaels would be like.

**RULES**

In the comment section below, please leave me answer to the question and your email address (the one you use most) so that I can contact you in the event you win. That's it. Easy right? I'll have my trusty sidekick draw a winner's name out of a hat and I'll announce the winner on May 19, 2014.

After you've answered my question, head on to the next stop for your chance to win more amazing prizes and meet some more boyfriends. 

Here's the link: http://www.linkytools.com/wordpress_list.aspx? id=232412&type=basic&AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1

Don't forget to enter the Rafflecopter for the Grand Prize:
You could win signed HIS HAVEN paperback by Harper A. Brooks, signed CLOAKED IN FUR paperback by T.F. Walsh, and a $20 Amazon gift card!


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thank you so much for stopping by. It's been so nice having you here! Come back soon :)

XOXOXOX,
Madison

Saturday, May 10, 2014

#NewRelease : Challenging (Clan Wolverine 3) by Lisa Drummond

It's such a beautiful month and full of #newreleases from the authors at Secret Cravings Publishing. Today, I'd like to share the release day news for one of my favorite authors, Lisa Drummond. Her Clan Wolverine Series is smokin' hot and available for only 99 cents per steamy read. Check out her newest book, releasing today: Challenging (Clan Wolverine 3):


For those of you who are familiar with this series, you'll find some surprises. Those who have never read any of the Clan Wolverine books--should start right away. I hear there's a Book 4 in the works!!

**Note: This book carries a 4-Flame rating**
Blurb:


On learning they have new shapeshifter powers, Tatiana and Rich return to his log house in the woods. No sooner do they arrive than the Spirit materializes to give them amazing news. Wishing to stay safe from harm, Tatiana, at Rich’s urging, decides to go into hiding at his lakeside home.

As days slowly turn into weeks they settle into a comfortable life, each looking after the other both emotionally and in the bedroom.

Finally, the big day comes when they get to see what the Spirit told them.


How this revelation will change their lives, they can only guess.


Excerpt:


This will get both of your brains into what I want, she thought as she started to come, not realizing he was standing in the doorway.
“That’s not going to work except get you to come again. Look Tatiana, I’ve got a feeling we could be in real trouble and we need to figure out how to handle it.”
Not even getting caught made her blush, but she knew he was right. Against her baser needs she stopped and covered herself.
“Sorry. I guess I’m wanting to hide from what I learned, which is the same as you.”
“I understand, darling, but we have to deal with it before it gets out of hand. I can tell you this, though, I’m not leaving you. As we learned at my house, we are meant to be together and bring a new generation of shifters into the world.”
“I’m glad you want to stay with me because I can’t ever see leaving you. I’d rather die first,” Tatiana said, taking the offered wine glass then taking a sip.
“What did your mistress tell you?”
“Like the Spirit told us, there’s a new shifter coming which will change our lives forever. Fortunately she didn’t seem to focus on me but everyone in the conclave. That’s what has me worried though,” she started.
“I don’t understand. If she didn’t target you, why would that make you nervous? I’d think you’d be relieved.”
“She seemed to be concentrating on one of the older clan members, which makes me wonder if, besides us, something or someone else might be coming.”
“You mean to endanger us?”
“Yes. What if another type of shifter is coming which can hurt or kill one or both of us? Then everything would be lost.”
“I find this interesting because my master led us to believe what was coming would be the dawning of a new age. Either one or both are lying to get us to come out into the open.”
“Rich, what did he mean by new age, since it’s similar to what my mistress told us?”
“That’s something I’m not sure about. Like with your mistress, he didn’t set his sights on one shifter in particular, but all of us.”
Tatiana took another sip of her wine, enjoying the fruity taste of it, and settled back against the thick pillows. Between what she’d learned at her clan meeting and what Rich now told her, she knew, or at least suspected, someone was lying. What she did know was it wasn’t him as she’d learned if he was while staying at his log house.

Was it possible both clan heads knew they were part of the new change, which threatened their leadership and power over everyone? Studying Rich, she could tell he was having the same thoughts, which was good as it would put them both on the offensive if necessary.



Remember, each of these books are ONLY 99 cents. You can find them in the Weekend Getaways section on the Secret Cravings publishing site or in the drop-down menu under Lisa Drummond. 

Reviewers all agree that you'll need a cold drink and a few moments to recover after reading these steamy novellas! So be prepared...

Hurry on over to Secret Cravings and be the first to get this newest installment: Challenging (Clan Wolverine 3) Secret Cravings Store 


Congrats Lisa and I look forward to many more stories from you. Thank you so much for letting me be a part of your celebration!!


Thursday, May 8, 2014

#BookTour: Parker's Passion, Tryst Island, Book 6 by Sabrina York

Today we welcome Her Royal Hotness, Sabrina York, as she celebrates the release of Parker's Passion, Tryst Island, Book 6. Congratulations, Sabrina!! (Of course, I've chosen the most royal color of all to pay tribute to her and besides, who doesn't love purple?) 

I'm so happy to be a part of the tour Bippity Boppity Book has organized. There are so many fabulous stops along the way and plenty of chances for readers to WIN some cool prizes. Before we get to that, let's check out this HOT, new book:



I'm hooked...so HOOKED! And I haven't even gotten to the blurb yet. 




Have you seen the book trailer? Holy Hotness!! It is AMAZING! BookChick did an incredible job. Keep her in mind if you're in the market for a great trailer.


Blurb:

Scarred by a long-ago crime of passion, Parker Rieth has dedicated himself to a cold, emotionless existence as a divorce lawyer. He is utterly unprepared for the effect Kaitlin Stringer has on his heart, mind and soul. Beautiful, ethereal and irresistible, she touches him in a way no other woman has. Though he has vowed to avoid her, he is drawn toward her.


Psychic healer Kaitlin is just what Parker needs to reconcile his past, to finally set old ghosts to rest, and to claim his destiny. Can he find the courage to step into Kaitlin’s embrace? Does she have what it takes to awaken his sleeping passion?   



Oh my! Parker's Passion, Tryst Island, Book 6 can be found on Amazon. I don't know about you, but I am rushing over to pick up my copy...right now!



If you’re new to the series, check out the Tryst Island Trailer: http://youtu.be/uJ1rhyeLkAM
or download Sabrina’s free teaser book at http://sabrinayork.com/home-2/sabrina-yorks-teaser-book/
to read blurbs and excerpts for this popular series.
If you're new to Sabrina's work, check out her bio and then hop on over to find her at any of these places:

About Sabrina York:

Her Royal Hotness, Sabrina York is the award winning author of over 20 hot, humorous stories for smart and sexy readers. Her titles range from sweet & sexy erotic romance to scorching BDSM. Visit her webpage at to check out her books, excerpts and contests.

Be sure to grab her FREE Teaser Book: http://sabrinayork.com/home-2/sabrina-yorks-teaser-book/ 

TRYST ISLAND SERIES FROM SABRINA YORK
Fall in Love on Tryst Island
Each book in the series is a stand-alone story.

When a group of friends share a vacation house, wild hijinks, unexpected hook-ups and steamy sex ensue. And true love. Did I mention they all find true love? 

You can find Sabrina at any of these places:


Twitter:  @sabrina_york








To follow Sabrina York's tour for Parker's Passion, Tryst Island, Book 6, simply follow this link to>>>> Bippity Boppity Book<<<< and enter to WIN:


****(Choice) $10 gift card to Amazon or Barnes OR  2 eBook copies from the Tryst Island series books 1 – 4 
OR a Tryst Island T-Shirt.**** 


Thank you all for stopping by my place today on your journey. And a huge thanks to Bippity Boppity Book and BookChick for letting me be a part of this great tour!

As always, I love hearing from visitors--so please feel free to comment below and I'll get back to you as soon as I can.

Happy Reading!!
XOXOXO,
Madison