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Pain killers, Reviews & Madonna

I had minor emergency surgery on Tuesday afternoon. I’m okay, sore but okay, and I learned a valuable lesson – I cannot write while on pain killers. I already knew I couldn’t drive. Or walk well. Or do much of anything without basic assistance. I’ve got a very low tolerance for drugs. If it says may cause drowsiness on the label I cancel all plans for the next 72 hours. But I figured, I’m sedentary on the laptop, I should be able to handle writing. Um, nope, not so much. My brain becomes a fog of unusable thought streams. I’ll forever be amazed at how such literary giants as Hemingway, Joyce and Faulkner managed to create masterpieces while perpetually intoxicated. Here it is Friday and I’ve spent the bulk of the week being completely useless. I still hurt but I had to come back to the nine-to-five because well that’s where they hide the glorious paycheck. I’m popping Tylenol instead of the stuff that actually works, and I am trying to play catch up. I discovered that my ne

So Much WIN!

Today is the final day in the Year in Love Blog Hop organized by myself and twenty-three of my fellow Crimson Romance authors. That means today is your last chance to enter to win one of two $50 Gift Cards (one to Amazon and one to Barnes & Noble) through the Rafflecopter available on each page; as well as entering to win free books depending on what each author’s page may or may not individually offer. I know author Peggy Bird is giving away something special on her page. I’m gifting a book to one lucky commenter on mine. Everyone included an excerpt from one of their Crimson Romance books on their page and as I’ve read each one I can tell you these are some steamy reads from a talented group of women in a variety of entertaining sub-genres. It’s a wonderful taste of the selection Crimson has to offer. In addition to all of this (Oh My GODDESS there’s more!) there is an original Round Robin short story created by seven of us, me included, which has its own giveaway: a 7

Character Interview with Detective Heath Anderson from RETRIBUTION by Winter Austin

Today, from the Degrees of Darkness (“DoD”) series penned by Winter Austin , we have Remy LeBeau’s partner, the sexy, smart and sometimes suave Detective Heath Anderson.     RELENTLESS Book #1 ( read my review )     RETRIBUTION Book #2 ( read my review )                                              ♥   ♥   ♥   ♥ But enough about Cody and Remy already, Heath I want to talk about you …. {-- Winter’s inspiration for Heath [yum-o!] Blogger & fan segue: Winter has a wonderful set of Pinterest folders for her DoD series if you’d like to see the faces the author puts to her characters, I suggest you check out this link:   and this link: .   Heath, thank you ever so much for being with me today.   The first thing I need to know is: are you single? [I never said this was going to be piercing investigative journal

My Review of the book RETRIBUTION by Winter Austin

I was extremely privileged to receive an advanced copy of Retribution , the second book in the Degrees of Darkness series written by Winter Austin and published by Crimson Romance. ABOUT THE BOOK (taken from the author’s website) A ghost returns. An Assassin with an unholy connection to Remy’spast. And this time there’s more at stake. Called to the homicide of a Dallas criminal lawyer, Detective Remy LeBeau stares at a scene that drags him back into his past. To another murdered lawyer in New Orleans. And a case that put Remy on a collision course with death. Cody Lewis struggles with the horrific memories of her kidnapping and the need to numb the pain. The battle she puts up causes her to avoid Remy and their undetermined relationship. But the flashbacks and nightmares are proving more potent than Cody thought and she’s having a harder time resisting the cravings for alcohol. As the case takes a turn in revealing a professional assassin is

Hot Heroes Faceoff - Round 5

Hot Heroes Faceoff Round 5 The Battle is howling and rocking today - Tuesday June 18th! Crimson Romance authors love their leading men and are willing to fight for them. Join us today, Tuesday June 18, 2013 for Round 5 of the Hot Heroes Faceoff ! The event will last all day with the heroes posting details about themselves and their books—and yes, there will be many hot photos as the heroes rally for votes! AND free copies of the heroes books will be awarded to two lucky voters after the winner is announced!   The heroes squaring off this week are horse rancher, shape-shifting wolf, and two- time champion, Aidan Gael from FATED SOULS by Becky Flade and challenger Jay Carey, the 70’s British guitar god from CRIMSON AND CLOVER by Juli Page Morgan .   Our Hot Heroes have been getting ready for today’s Faceoff! Here are their strategies: Aidan (our shape-shifting wolf) knows that having Maggie on his side is the best strategy he could have. He's been playing

You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth

Books, at least the ones I write, don't finish the same way they started. Fated Souls started as short story. And that' wasn't its name. That story is now a scene you can find about half way through the book. Maggie's name has always been Maggie O'Connell and she's always looked exactly as she does. Aidan has always been Aidan Gael and he's looked just like he does. Gealach didn't change either. But almost everything else about them, including the town and the cast of characters, grew as the story did. After Crimson Romance accepted the book for publication, things changed yet again. Aidan and Maggie's story got smaller and the name of the book telling their story was ultimately changed. Music plays a very big part in the telling of Maggie and Aidan's story because it's a very big part of how Maggie defines herself as person; her music even informs her wardrobe choices. And I listened to all the music mentioned in the book. I listen to all

Hot Heroes Faceoff - Round 4

  Hot Heroes Faceoff Round 4 The Battle goes paranormal on Tuesday June 4th! Crimson Romance authors love their leading men and are willing to fight for them. Join us on June 4th for Round 4 of the Hot Heroes Faceoff ! The eventwill last all day with the heroes posting details about themselves and their books—and yes, there will be many hot photos as the heroes rally for votes! Our two heroes squaring off this week are horse rancher, shape-shifting wolf, and Round 3 Winner, Aidan Gael from Fated Souls by Becky Flade and challenger Brock Rashwe, a hot Elvin Vampyre from The Garnet Dagger by Andrea Cooper . Here’s a little background on these paranormal hotties: Aidan Gael lives in forced solitude with his secrets and his grief. He spends the days on his ranch in the sunlight with his horses. But his nights are spent in the forest, running through the trees as the wolf, Gealach. This handsome green-eyed man guards his heart even better than he does his secrets. Tra