Monday, April 27, 2015

New Release and Contest with Tina Donahue #giveaway @tinadonahue

He’ll unleash her indecent desires…in the most provocative way possible

Working for a celebrated photographer of lush nudes, many with BDSM themes, isn’t easy for Jodi. She’s full-figured, wholesome and longing for Mac, her bad boy boss. His shaggy hair, wicked tat and total hotness make her dream of ditching her work as his assistant to get down on her knees as his eager sub. If he’d only notice her.
Who says he hasn’t? As laid-back as they come, Mac can’t get over how uptight Jodi is around him…like he might bite her. Not what he has in mind. Her guileless nature and voluptuous figure do dangerous things to his self-control.
Lucky for him a client’s request has Jodi finally yielding to her sensual nature, because Mac’s fully prepared to dominate, demanding her submission, delivering punishment. In other words, an erotic takeover.

PG rated Excerpt
True to his word, Mac didn’t touch her in any inappropriate places while he strolled the aisles, pulling boxes and cans off the shelves, reading the ingredients as if he’d never done anything like this before.
Jodi suspected he hadn’t, finding her life an adventure he’d never had to face. For someone like him, it was a fun challenge to budget money, clip coupons, search for all the specials. At least until it became a bore, which would happen eventually.
Her heart cramped at the thought that this would be their first and last grocery trip together. Never had she wanted him more. He was so damn hot and adorable. Like a little boy with his first puzzle, trying to put all the pieces together.
Bent at the waist, Mac studied the store labels beneath the spaghetti sauces. Each showed the cost-per-ounce comparison between the brands.
Two middle-aged women reached past him for their choices. He apparently didn’t notice.
They stared at his luscious profile then gave Jodi the once over, dismissing her as though she had nothing to do with him. She could read their thoughts in their expressions—a hottie like him surely wouldn’t be with someone like her.
Sighing, Jodi checked the time. They’d been here forty minutes already. Mac looked as though he could go all night at this.
“This one,” he said, tapping the bottle of Prego. “It’s three cents cheaper than the other—wait, I think we have a coupon.” He checked his iPhone and beamed as if he’d just inherited Garner’s. “Fifty cents off. Awesome. I’m adding it to your shopping cart.” He put the Prego in her basket. “Where’s the cheap wine?”
“We can’t have spaghetti without booze. What kind of cook are you?”
Jodi lifted her shoulders, her mind stuck on how he’d said “we”, as though they were a couple…or maybe just friends. That had to be it. Mac had fun when he was with her, just as he would with a guy, with the added bonus of sex.
“You can’t cook?” he finally said then sighed. “Looks as if tonight’s on my shoulders.”
“You’re going to make a meal for us?”
“Sure. How hard can it be? If I hit a problem, I’ll Google it on my phone or call Joe.”
She frowned. “Who’s Joe?”
“The chef at Garner’s. Great guy. He can talk me through anything.”
Jodi laughed. “You do know there are cooking instructions on the packages.”
Mac picked up the box of spaghetti. His eyebrows lifted as he read the directions.
God, he was beautiful when he was clueless. “Do you eat out for every meal?”
“Nope.” He tossed the box back in her cart. “I get delivery or takeout sometimes.”
“You don’t even have coffee at your place?”
“There’s a Starbucks less than a mile away.” He leaned into her and murmured, “That’s why God made them, for guys like me.”
Wow, he really was a virgin at this. Tonight was going to be something.

About The Author

I’m an award-winning, bestselling novelist in erotic, paranormal, contemporary and historical romance for Kensington, Samhain Publishing, Ellora’s Cave, Siren Publishing, Booktrope, and indie. Yay! Booklist, Publisher’s Weekly, Romantic Times and numerous online sites have praised my work, and trust me, I’m forever grateful for that. I’ve had my books reach finals in the EPIC competition, one title was named Book of the Year at a review site, and others have won awards in RWA-sponsored contests. I’m actually featured in the 2012 Novel & Short Story Writer’s Market. Talk about feeling like a freaking star. Before my writing career, I was the editor of an award–winning Midwestern newspaper and worked in Story Direction for a Hollywood production company. Outside of being an admitted and unrepentant chocoholic, I’ve flown a single-engine plane (scary stuff), rewired an old house using an electricity for dummies book, and have been known to moan like Meg Ryan in When Harry Met Sally whenever I’m eating anything Mexican or Italian. Yeah, I like to eat (burp).

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Interview With Historical Romance Author Jessica Cale

Joining us today is author Jessica Cale so sit back enjoy the interview and then check out her new release.

When did you write your first book? 
I’ve been writing since I was a kid, but I started my first book when I was fifteen. It was a contemporary horror novel, but I didn’t finish it because I didn’t like the original ending. I’ve been carrying it with me for fifteen years in case I ever decide how it should end.

Where do you get your information or ideas for your books?
The ideas are hard to pin-point. Tyburn began with a dream I had, and the rest of the Southwark Saga has really built on that. Virtue’s Lady came about when the supporting characters from Tyburn, Mark and Jane, became so real to me that they needed a book to themselves. As for the information, the series is set in the seventeenth century and I research everything very carefully. My husband is an early modern historian and me and both of his parents all have history degrees, so our family has a pretty formidable collection of books! Anything we don’t have can usually be found through inter-library loan.

What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your books?
The one thing that surprised me the most is how little control I actually have over the characters. They become almost living, breathing people with ideas and ambitions of their own, and all I can do as a writer is throw obstacles as them to see how they react. I just go with it and let them surprise me!

How many books have you written? Which is your favorite? 
I have completed two, and am currently working on the third book in The Southwark Saga. My favorite is always the one I’m currently working on. I get obsessed with it until I feel like it’s finished, then I’m on to the next one the next day.

Do you hear from your readers much? What kinds of things do they say?
I love hearing from my readers! I love hearing what they think and which characters are their favorites. My two most vocal readers are both men, and I’ve had great discussions with both of them. One just wanted to talk through it, and assured me he understood why his favorite character died, which I thought was pretty generous. Tyburn has a pretty high body count! The other reader had all these incredible emotional insights into the characters, and it was so great just hearing what he’d taken from it. The characters had become real to him, too, and that was the greatest compliment. Other than that, I’ve started getting requests for supporting characters to get their own books, which is great. There are plenty more in the works!

What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?
I used to write in total darkness after everyone else in the house had gone to sleep. It was almost sensory deprivation. Visualizing the scenes was much easier with no distractions whatsoever. I don’t need to do this as much now, but I still like to write in bed. I like to be as comfortable as possible so I don’t notice how much time is passing.

What do you like to do when you’re not writing?  
I work full-time for a great non-profit company, so I have very little time when I’m not working or writing. When I do get some time, I love to read and to spend time with my husband and our friends. I also bake. I’ve been working on perfecting my macaron recipe and I’m always thinking of new flavors to try!

Now for Jessica's newest release. 
From toiling for pennies to bare-knuckle boxing, a lady is prepared for every eventuality.

Lady Jane Ramsey is young, beautiful, and ruined.
After being rescued from her kidnapping by a handsome highwayman, she returns home only to find her marriage prospects drastically reduced. Her father expects her to marry the repulsive Lord Lewes, but Jane has other plans. All she can think about is her highwayman, and she is determined to find him again.

Mark Virtue is trying to go straight. After years of robbing coaches and surviving on his wits, he knows it’s time to hang up his pistol and become the carpenter he was trained to be. He busies himself with finding work for his neighbors and improving his corner of Southwark as he tries to forget the girl who haunts his dreams. As a carpenter struggling to stay in work in the aftermath of The Fire, he knows Jane is unfathomably far beyond his reach, and there’s no use wishing for the impossible.

When Jane turns up in Southwark, Mark is furious. She has no way of understanding just how much danger she has put them in by running away. In spite of his growing feelings for her, he knows that Southwark is no place for a lady. Jane must set aside her lessons to learn a new set of rules if she is to make a life for herself in the crime-ridden slum. She will fight for her freedom and her life if that’s what it takes to prove to Mark—and to herself—that there’s more to her than meets the eye. 

Other Books In The Series

Notorious harlot Sally Green fights for survival in Restoration London. When a brutal attack throws them together, Sally is torn between the tutor who saves her and the highwayman who keeps her up at night; between new love and an old need for revenge. Winner of the Southern Magic Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence 2015. 

More About The Author

Jessica Cale is a historical romance author and journalist based in North Carolina. Originally from Minnesota, she lived in Wales for several years where she earned a BA in History and an MFA in Creative Writing while climbing castles and photographing mines for history magazines. She kidnapped (“married”) her very own British prince (close enough) and is enjoying her happily ever after with him in a place where no one understands his accent. You can visit her at

Where To Find Jessica