Friday, 17 February 2012

With Love Valentine's Day Blog Hop: Winners

With Love Valentine's Day Blog Hop Winners!

Wow! This week has gone by fast! Sorry I didn't get this posted sooner. It's been hectic in RL this week. So without further ado, here are the winners of the With Love Valentine's Day Blog Hop.

A copy of Branded Hearts goes to Laurie
A copy of Shooting Stars goes to Naomi
Finally a copy of Falling Star goes to Katheryn Merkel

I'll contact you to make sure I have the correct email address before I send out your prizes. Katheryn, Falling Star isn't released yet, but as soon as I get my author copy I'll get your prize out to you. :)

Thank you to all who stopped by and left comments. I hope you'll visit again. :)

Until we meet again where passion breathes...


Monday, 13 February 2012

With Love Valentine's Day Blog Hop: First Kisses- Top Ten Favorite Kissing Songs

Welcome to the final day of the With Love Valentine's Day Blog Hop!

Top Ten Favorite Kissing Songs

Today I'd like to share some of my favorite songs about kissing. I actually asked for suggestions in a couple of groups on Facebook and searched YouTube to find some awesome songs about kissing. These are the ones that made my top ten. 

1. Kiss the Girl - From The Little Mermaid
2. This Kiss - Faith Hill
3. You Shouldn't Kiss Me Like This - Toby Keith
4. Just a Kiss - Lady Antebellum
5. It's In His Kiss - Betty Everett
6. Kissing You - Des'ree
7.Kiss the Rain - Billie Meyers
8. Then He Kissed Me - The Crystals
9. Kiss Me - Sixpence None The Richer
10. Kiss You All Over - Exile

And now for the exclusive sneak peak from "Falling Star". 

Blurb: Willa Brock has everything a woman could hope for-- great friends, a loving husband, and a rewarding career --at least she thought so until her world began to crumble around her. Almost overnight, she's doubting her abilities as a doctor, and battling some past inner demons.

Schyler is head over heels for his wife, but he still harbors a desire to be with men. When Willa confessed an attraction to her friend, Keenan Fergason, Schy went out of his way to befriend him in hopes of satisfying his desires and igniting new ones with his wife, never dreaming he’d fall for him. But, can he convince Willa that loving Keenan won’t change how he feels about her?

Willa must come to terms with her past before she can realize that the love she has for Schy will only be strengthened in ways she never dreamed if they acknowledge what they both feel for Keenan.  

First kiss between Willa and Keenan:

His eyes were intense, stormy and wild. He clenched his jaw as though trying to contain the emotion she saw swirling in their depths, an emotion she’d rather not contemplate at the moment. "Is that what you believe we think of you as, Willa? A possession?

"Isn’t that what I just said? I don’t think I stuttered." She tried to pull free of his grip, but only succeeded in making him tighten it.

"That is so not how either of us sees you," he said, his voice thick and husky as though he was trying to hold back what he was feeling, but not quite succeeding.

"Really? Then tell me how it is that you see me, because from where I’m standing that’s what it looks like."

"We see a woman who’s intelligent, vibrant, commanding, and sexy as hell. And we both just want the chance to hold onto you, even if only for a moment."

Willa tried again to pull free. "That’s all good and fine, Kee, but have you forgotten that I’m married to Schy. You shouldn’t be thinking about holding me. Ever."

Kee raised his hand and cupped her cheek. "You know good and well that he and I both want to have a ménage with you. We’ve hinted at it for several weeks now, Willa. I know Schy has discussed it with you. He told me how he described in detail for you how much he wants to watch while I fuck you. How he wants to fuck your pussy while I work that delicious ass of yours."

The look in his eyes burned deep into her soul. Tempting her... beckoning her to taste what he…they were offering.

Kee leaned in closer. His breath feathered over her lips. "He also told me that he explained to you about wanting to fuck my ass while I fucked you." He stuck his tongue out and licked her lower lip. "I know how hot that made you, Willa. How you went crazy on Schy at the images he painted for you. So tell me again how you don’t think of me holding you? Of both of us holding you?"

Willa opened her mouth, willing her tongue to form the words she knew she should say. But nothing came out. Instead she found herself licking her suddenly dry lips and leaning toward Kee, when she should be pushing him away.

He must have sensed her reaction, because the next thing she knew he was licking her lips, too. Angling his head so he could press his more firmly against hers. He backed up and gazed into her eyes.

She could imagine what he saw there. Confusion…denial…lust…Whatever it was he seemed to consider it for a moment before he claimed her mouth in a scorching kiss.

Kee slanted his mouth across hers and stroked his tongue over her lower lip. Nipping until she whimpered and opened for him.

She met his tongue with hers, moaning deep in her throat as he pulled her flush against the length of him. She didn’t realize she’d wrapped her arms around him until she felt her back pressed into the door behind her as he stumbled forward a step.

He ground his hips into hers. Letting her feel the ridged length of his cock pressed against her stomach. Oh, God! What the hell am I doing? The thought fled her mind as quickly as it was formed when he cupped her ass and pulled her tighter against him.

She couldn’t help but kiss him back. She reveled in the taste of him. Chocolate. Mmmm. He must have been eating his favorite dark chocolate M&M’s again. She wasn’t much for chocolate in general, but the taste of it on his tongue proved decadent. And she couldn’t get enough of it. She sucked his tongue into her mouth savoring the flavor.


Be sure to leave a comment telling me your favorite song about kissing and you'll be entered to win a copy of "Falling Star" when it's released later this month. :)

Until we meet again where passion breathes...


Saturday, 11 February 2012

With Love Valentine's Day Blog Hop: First Kisses- Top Ten Favorite Movie Kisses

Welcome to the second day of the With Love Valentine's Day Blog Hop!

First Kisses: Top 10 Movie Kisses

As I was trying to come up with the posts for this blog hop, my mind somehow zeroed in on kisses. I found myself reflecting on what kinds of posts I could come up with when thinking about kisses. So today I’m going to reveal my top ten favorite movie kisses.

They are in no specific order because to try and rank them from one to ten would take quite a bit of time to ponder. J They are simply the ones that have stood out in my mind as romantic and sexy. Maybe it’s due to the characters who are doing the kissing or possibly even the way the actors conveyed a depth of emotion that sparked something inside my own mind and heart. 

Without further ado, here’s my top ten favorite movie kisses…

Princess Bride- Buttercup and Wesley
Casablanca- Rick and Ilsa
Gone With the Wind- Rhett and Scarlett
Titanic- Jack and Rose
Romeo and Juliet- Romeo and Juliet (1996 version with DiCaprio and Danes)
The Quiet Man- Sean and Mary
Empire Strikes Back- Han and Leia
Spiderman- Peter and Mary Jane
Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers- Arwen and Aragorn
Lady and the Tramp- Lady and Tramp

So what's your favorite movie kiss? Or are you like me and have a hard time choosing? :) To continue with yesterday’s theme I'm going to share the first kiss between Willa and Schyler, my hero and heroine from Shooting Stars. 

BlurbDr. Wilhemina Brock prides herself on her ability to keep her private life with her husband Schyler just that – private. But when Keenan, the new nurse on staff, catches a glimpse of her tramp stamp, she’s coerced into spilling the story behind it, revealing how she broke the student-professor boundaries and hooked her husband. Dreams N Fantasies, Amazon

First Kiss between Willa and Schy:

His eyes dropped to her lips. Before she fully realized his intent, he
leaned in.

The first brush of his lips sent shivers down her spine. He cupped her cheek, and tilting
his head, he licked across the seam of her mouth.

Her lips parted on a half gasp, half moan. Heat pooled in her core as he thrust his
tongue inside. She melted against him, clutching her hands in his usual button-down shirt.
She briefly thought about unbuttoning it so she could feel his skin underneath... Wanting…no
needing more. She desperately wished they weren't in such a public place.

When he finally pulled back, she was surprised to see they were alone at the table.
She glanced around to see that her friends had moved away to give them a little privacy.
"Umm…" She didn't know what to say.

"Well, that's not exactly what a guy wants to hear after the first kiss." He brushed her
bottom lip with his thumb. "But, I'll forgive you if you'll go on a date with me."

Willa ran her tongue over where he'd just caressed. She met his gaze when she passed
over the tip of his finger and sucked the tip into her mouth. She let go of it and said, "It's a


Leave a comment telling me your favorite movie kiss for a chance to win a copy of Shooting Stars. Don’t forget to check back tomorrow for a sneak peak of a first kiss from my soon to be released Falling Star (which is the sequel to Shooting Stars)!!!

Until we meet again where passion breathes...


Friday, 10 February 2012

With Love Valentine's Day Blog Hop: First Kisses

Welcome to the first day of the With Love Valentine's Day Blog Hop!

First Kisses

It’s one of the most anticipated moments in everyone’s lives once they begin to notice the opposite sex. Many actually practice doing it on a pillow, the back of their hand or even in a mirror. If you haven’t already guessed, I’m talking about that all important first kiss.

That moment everyone dreams about from the time they read about it in fairy tales where the prince wakes the sleeping princess with the kiss of true love. It’s also the moment that we dread out of worry because of our inexperience. Some become so nervous they bungle their first attempt or chicken out altogether.

Even as we get older dreaming about kissing that special someone can be both stimulating and frightening. So what is it about kissing that inspires our dreams and ignites our fears all at the same time?

According to a list of fun facts about kissing I read states that the lips are 100 times more sensitive than the tips of your fingers. It went further to say that not even the genitals have as much sensitivity as the lips. Wow! Talk about putting the pressure on.

As a romance writer, kisses between my characters are some of the most important scenes I construct. So many emotions and sensations can be expressed through how they kiss one another.  When writing the first kiss between two or even three characters can be a pivotal moment when one or the other realizes their relationship has moved into new territory. 

In honor of first kisses, I’d like to share with you over the next few days the first kisses between some of my characters. What do you think is so important about a first kiss? Leave a comment and tell me what you find so compelling about the first kisses in romance novels for a chance to win a copy of Branded Hearts.

Here’s the first kiss between the heroines, Maggie and Jasmyn, from Branded Hearts urged on by our hero, Alex.

Alex's tongue traced the outer rim of her ear before he answered. "I
want to show you what Branded is all about, Maggie. Let us show
you how good it can feel to be dominated." He nipped the shell of her

"Is that what you were demonstrating yesterday in the simulation

Alex laughed softly. "That was barely a taste of the world I live in,
Mags." He nipped her ear again.
* * * *
She felt him nod his head slightly just before Jas' mouth touched
hers. She let out a breath she didn't even know she'd been holding.
Jas took advantage of it and stuck the tip of her tongue into her mouth.

Jas pulled her flush against her, tilting her head to gain better

A small moan escaped Maggie's lips.

Jas thrust her tongue inside her mouth, expertly tracing the contours
then sucking on her tongue. Her hands cupped Maggie's face,
caressing along her throat and exposed shoulders.

A shudder racked her at the touch of Jas' long, silky fingertips
brushing the tops of her breasts, before finally cupping one through
the fabric. Jas pinched a nipple through the fabric, twisting gently to
lengthen the slight pain until it blossomed into a new type of pleasure
Maggie had never experienced; one she somehow knew she'd always

She cried out.

She was so wrapped up in what the other woman was making her
feel that she didn't realize that Alex had slipped his hand around her
other side and pushed it between them until she felt him pinch both of
their nipples at the same time.

Jas cried out, the sound lost within Maggie's mouth, and she arched
her back, pushing her breast more firmly against Maggie and into
Alex's hand.

She felt his lips glide up her neck again.

This time he bit into her flesh lightly, the sensations making her
squirm between them. They were sitting so close to her that every
time she moved she bumped into one or the other only to be pushed in
the opposite direction.

She felt Alex's hand on her knee lightly drawing a swirling pattern.

"You see how good it can feel, Maggie. And that's just a drop in
the bucket compared to the pleasure we can bring you in a private
setting." His hand inched up on her thigh, sliding under the edge her

She pulled away from Jas but before she could protest, Alex
removed his hand and pushed her toward Jasmyn.

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Thank you for stopping by. Don't forget to leave a comment. I hope you'll join me tomorrow. I'll be featuring another first kiss. To return to the With Love Valentine's Day Blog Hop Event Page click on the link below the picture. 

Until we meet again where passion breathes...