Sunday, June 29, 2014

Happy Sunday and I hope all of you in the States enjoy your upcoming July 4th weekend! My husband, daughter and I are traveling to the Smokey Mountain area of Tennessee again for a much needed summer break. The good news is my parents are feeling well enough to join us there. Very excited to see them and share time with them.

It's also a working vacation for me. I'm going to be doing a little research while I'm there for my work in process (yet to be named). This will be my first paranormal/romance attempt. And, yes of course, it's a M/M story. Let's just say there will be an evil ghost, hunky lumberjacks, a little dream travel and a hero that saves the main character from a fate worse than death. Well, maybe not a fate worse than death but at least, he'll save him from ending up stuck in time with the wrong man.

Also don't forget to check out the Facebook Page for the Hot Summer Nights Anthology starting on July 1st. Everyday through the 9th a different author will be spotlighted. There will give-a-ways each day with games and info on the authors and their stories in the anthology. My day is the July 4th! I will be giving away a copy of "A New Dream" and an Amazon Gift Card. I would love to hear from all of you! Here is the link to the Facebook Page:

Hot Summer Nights Anthology Facebook Page

Remember...You are Never too Old to Follow Your Dream!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Please check out Dasia Island's web page! We've got a lot of cool give-a-ways and a Rafflecopter! Find out about the authors of the Hot Summer Nights Anthology and their stories in the anthology.

You can also pre-order the set for just $.99 on iBooks here:

Friday, June 6, 2014

Cover Real for the Hot Summer Nights Anthology

So very proud to be a part of this amazing group of indie authors and this body of work.
There's something for everyone and maybe you'll try reading something new for the first time! Check out the blurb below for my story "His Island Paradise".

Hot Summer Nights Volume One
A multi-author anthology by: Alicia Michaels, Carly Fall, Casse NaRome, C.J. Baty, Elise Marion, Kacey Hammell, Natalie G. Owens, Peggy Martinez, and R.K. Ryals
Genre: New Adult/Adult, Contemporary Romance, Paranormal, Time Travel
Release Date: July 30, 2014

Welcome to the exotic paradise of Dasia Island. In the Elysium Resort, nestled among the lush beauty of the rainforest, adventure and romance await. In these nine short stories by bestselling and award winning authors, passion ignites between people from all walks of life, with stories ranging from New Adult to Erotic Romance, and even a bit of Paranormal and Time Travel thrown in—after all the island itself has a mystical history, with mysteries and legends to explore. Lose yourself in the magic of the island … you’ll never want to go home again!

Beauty and the Brain by Alicia Michaels (New Adult Contemporary Romance)
Chloe Sanders would rather be anywhere than on vacation with her parents. It’s not like they ever pay any attention to her, and being a witness to their constant fighting and boozing isn’t exactly her idea of fun. Still, when they drag her along on a trip to the Elysium Resort for a week, Chloe is determined to have a good time—knock back some drinks, spend all her spare time shopping or at the spa, and maybe even in the arms of a hot surfer. She certainly doesn’t count on Chase, who’s roughing it in the rainforest with a research group, studying wildlife. He’s an annoying know-it-all, and not shy about letting Chloe know what he thinks of her bratty ways and expensive lifestyle. The two couldn’t be more different, but in the swelter and mystery of the island, opposites just might attract.

The Laws of Attraction by Carly Fall (Contemporary Romance)
High-end criminal attorney, Jared Greer, has spent his adult life working for his father’s legal firm and chasing the next big client. The legal world is shades of gray, and he doesn’t think about right and wrong when representing a client—he thinks of the paycheck. His hard work has paid off, and he lives a lavish lifestyle filled with expensive cars, a luxury apartment, and the best of everything.
He takes a private jet to Dasia Island for a meeting about possible representation with a CEO of a toy company accused of knowingly producing toys that killed 15 children. As Jared and his assistant, Monica, work through the case documents and share some of what Dasia has to offer, their passion on the magical island makes Jared consider the way he lives his life, especially if he wants Monica in it.

The Art of Losing Inhibition by Casse NaRome (Contemporary F/F Romance)

One man's trash is another woman's treasure.
Reeling from the loss of her husband to a carefree socialite, uptight Kennedy retreats to Dasia island for a little bit of R and R. Will she learn to let loose in the arms of Basil, the wild-child trust-fund baby with a silver tongue?

His Island Paradise by C.J. Baty (Contemporary M/M Romance)
Gar Lancaster wasn't depressed, no matter what his sister said. He didn't need a trip to a tropical island to meet some guy for a vacation romance. But when Mike Peters kissed him on the balcony under a sea of stars with the pounding waves hitting the shore below them, things changed.
Maybe, he didn't need a happily ever after. Maybe happily for right now would be okay. Whatever happened, Gar was pretty sure he was in way over his head.

Life After Death by Elise Marion (Contemporary Romance)
When his friends invite him for a guys-only vacation to the exotic Dasia Island, the last thing Jameson Blake expects is to run into Victoria, his ex-wife. The loss of their son in a tragic accident left their marriage in tatters, and together they were never able to move past it. But in the wilds of the rainforest, revelations will rock them both, forcing them to confront their past. In the process, the realization that love has never died between them will rise to the surface. With that knowledge, will Jameson and Victoria be able to overcome the past and strive for a future together?

Layover by Kacey Hammell (Contemporary Romance)

Hand's off. That's Gemma Sands' cardinal rule when it comes to dating co-workers. Even though she'd like to get her hands on Michael Harmon.

Michael has his own idea about where he'd like to put his hands. But Gemma's steadfast rule means Michael simply admires from afar.

But fate has other ideas when an unexpected layover on Dasia Island pairs the couple in less than ideal conditions. Forced to share tight quarters, and unable to resist their passion, they finally surrender to every touch they need so desperately.

Woman in the Mist by Natalie G. Owens (Paranormal Time Travel Romance)
A free spirit and sole heir of the 5-star Euthykhia Hotel, Garrick Kaili 'Kai' Langston remains on Dasia Island out of loyalty to his family. But this sprawling, recently renovated building, originally built in the thriving period between the two major world wars, harbors some dark secrets. Unsolved mysteries that continue to haunt at least one of its oldest residents...
A man shot to death, his murderer never found...and a young woman disappearing into thin air on the same night in 1965. A curse, or simple foul play? Some say Poppy Drummond's fate was to be swallowed by deadly mists near the ruins of Dasia. Others claim such notions are merely fruit of the meanderings of a crazy mind...
But Kai is just about to find out—the truth is never what it seems...when the walls between fantasy and reality come crumbling down. 

Guide me Gently by Peggy Martinez

City of Sin by R.K. Ryals (New Adult Contemporary/Paranormal Romance)
On the Island of Dasia, there’s a legend about a city of sin, a tragic story that ended in a mist of death. Haven Ambrose is a Journalism major on a mission. River Brayden is a meteorologist with a tropical system to follow. Their love is strong, but is it strong enough to survive a storm that leaves them stranded them with an ancient evil?

Welcome to my stop on the Duty Bound tour with Sidney Bristol and BippityBoppityBooks. Please be sure to check out the other tour stops, where you can read stop-exclusive excerpts and some reviews!

Sidney Bristol

Bayou Bound # 2
by Sidney Bristol

Inked Press
Published 26 May, 2014
Romantic Suspense / BDSM Elements
331 Pages
Available at Amazon ♦  Barnes ♦  ARe  ♦  Kobo ♦  iBooks

About the Book:

She’s the woman he sent away.

Lisette wouldn’t be back in New Orleans if she didn’t need protection—and who better to turn to than her ex-boyfriend turned Detective? She’s got a closet full of secrets that include a stalker ex and a kinky past. She vows to not dream about Mathieu…much. If only he were a Dominant, one who would not just flog her into bliss, but love her as well. A girl can dream, can’t she?

He was her first love.

Mathieu wants nothing to do with another damsel in distress, but he can’t say no when the little blonde woman walks back into his life with proof her ex is big trouble. He’ll give her a place to sleep, but nothing more. His heart is locked up tight. Except, Lisette uncovers his past in the BDSM world and she’s never backed down from a challenge. He can handle her, can’t he? Lisette and Mathieu embark on a relationship that is strictly about sexual gratification, but evolves into more. When the bodies align, the hearts entwine. Except their rekindled flame is in danger. Lisette’s ex has found his prey, and he’s not afraid of taking a life.

Includes a bonus short story, Picture Her Completed.

About Sidney Bristol

small Sidney THUMBIt can never be said that Sidney Bristol has had a ‘normal’ life.  She is a recovering roller derby queen, former missionary, and tattoo addict. She grew up in a motor-home on the US highways (with an occasional jaunt into Canada and Mexico), traveling the rodeo circuit with her parents. Sidney has lived abroad in both Russia and Thailand, working with children and teenagers. She now lives in Texas where she splits her time between a job she loves, writing, reading and belly dancing.  


Tour Schedule

Wednesday - June 4
HEAs Are Us  ~ Spotlight
Deal Sharing Aunt  ~ Spotlight
Crystal Blogs Books ~ Spotlight with Unique Excerpt
Miss Little Book Addict's House Of Books ~ Spotlight with Unique Excerpt
Tina Donahue Presents ~ Spotlight with Unique Excerpt
The Lusty View ~  Spotlight with Unique Excerpt
I am, Indeed ~ Review
Thursday - June 5 
Tattooed Book Review ~ Spotlight with Unique Excerpt
The Book Tart ~ Spotlight with Unique Excerpt
For Whom The Books Toll ~ Spotlight with Unique Excerpt
Desire(e) Me Only ~ Spotlight with Unique Excerpt
The Jeep Diva ~ Review
Friday -  June 6
C.J. Baty ~
Barb's Wire EBooks and More ~ Spotlight
Love to Read  ~ Spotlight with Unique Excerpt
Let's Get Booked ~ Spotlight with Unique Excerpt
A Tasty Read  ~ Spotlight with Unique Excerpt
Adriana Kraft ~ Spotlight with Unique Excerpt
Reviews By Crystal ~ Spotlight with Unique Excerpt