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On Hiatus……

 

Dirk and I are taking a break from the blog to spend some much needed quality time with the family while the kids are on summer break. The blog will be active again on July 1st. In the meantime, please catch up with all the other posts in the archived section (located to your right). Also, don’t forget we have a giveaway offer active until the 30th of June. Please make sure and comment on Havan’s feature (see posting below this one). 



See you all very soon!

Dirk and Kam

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Interview with Havan Fellows (Giveaway offer attached below)

1. Welcome,
Havan Fellows. For those who might not be familiar with you, would you be a
dear and tell the readers a little about yourself? How did you get your start in
the writing business?
(HF) *waves* Hello. I write in
numerous genres, though I’ve only been published in the M/M genre so far…I
have some contemporaries out, a fantasy and a “hard-nosed detective”
type of series. I write with two different groups: Story Orgy and Pulp Friction.  I’ve always
written stories, but what got me to put those efforts out there for public
consumption was the good luck to meet another author online who encouraged me
to do that.
2.  All writers fear
the dreaded “block”. Please tell us how you handle it.
(HF) I either go to another WIP and
work on that or maybe skip that scene and come back to it. This is all while
I’m biting my nails, staring at the deadline quickly approaching and tearing my
hair out.
3. Contrary to what some people envision about a romance
writer’s life, it’s not all glitz and glam. Well not for the majority of us.
With that bubble sadly busted, when you’re not writing, how do you spend your
time?
(HF) Well, writing is my second job,
so this is kinda how I spend my time. That and playing on the computer.
4. I know many writers, such as Dirk and myself, keep their
pastime/career a secret. Do those close to you know you write? If so, what are
their thoughts?
(HF) Everyone that matters to me
knows I write. They all are fine with not just my writing but the subject
matters and topics I write about.
5. Will you share with us your all time favorite authors? If
you’re like me, it’s a long list so give us your top ten.
(HF) Nope, sorry. I don’t like
listing my favorite authors—I have way too many and a bunch of them are people
I talk on a regular basis, how can I not list all of them?
6. If you could choose one book to go to the big screen,
yours or otherwise, which book would you choose and whom would you love see
casted in the parts?
(HF) I’d love to see my Djin
series
on the big screen with all those
special effects…and I could so see Dwayne Johnson with his eyebrow quirk
playing Shan…*sighs*
7. Would you care to tell us what you’re working on now?
That is if it’s not top-secret information. If so, just whisper it in my ear. I
swear it’ll go no further.
(HF) Yeah…I’m believing that
one…lol, though getting close to your ear would so be worth it. I just
finished my third Pulp Friction installment, Wicked Incarceration which is
about Wicked Templeton—he used to be a cop in Atlanta until he retired early.
Now he is what he likes to call a problem solver. This is in the Pulp
Friction collection
and has three more
series with it, Chances Are by Lee Brazil, Triple Threat by Laura Harner and
City Knight by Tom Webb. We are creating our own “world” so to speak
with our main characters crossing over to make appearances in the other books.
It’s great fun and people seem to be taking to them well. They are written in
the old pulp fiction type of way.

8. Where can we find your stories and is there a particular
reading order?
(HF) My works are listed on my blog,
with the order for my series there also…stop on by I’d love to see you.
*winks*
9. Would you please share how your present and future fans
can contact you?
(HF) You can email me at
havan<dot>fellows<at>ymail<dot>com (sorry but darn those
spammers ruining it for everyone right? lol
10. Before we conclude this enlightening interview, do you
have anything else you’d like to share? The stage is all yours.
(HF) Um…I kinda feel like tap
dancing now…lol I’d just like to thank ya’ll for stopping by and hopefully
you’ll find something I’ve written to your liking…*big smiles*

Now that you’ve learned more about Havan and saw the two beautiful covers above, how would you like a chance to win a FREE copy of Wish Me Nothing or  Wicked Incarceration? All you have to do is comment on Havan’s interview and you’re in the running to win one of these hot books. 

The contest will run until midnight (Central time), June 30th. On July 1st, Havan will randomly select a winner and be in touch with him or her. Friends, please make sure you either add your email address to your comment below or have your blogger account set to receive messages. 

Thank you and good luck!! 

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Naughty Delights is here!

Book
Summary: It’s grand opening day of Guilty Pleasures, and Donovan is there
bright and early with his best friend Jackson. He came to show support to
Jackson’s girl, Felicia and maybe grab a sugary treat. Little did he know he’d find
something sweeter than anything offered on the menu board – the woman of his
dreams.  

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Excerpt:
This is it, Elizabeth thought as she pushed through
the door to deliver a large batch of chocolate and vanilla sugar cookies to the
display case. It was grand opening day for Guilty Pleasures, and she couldn’t
be more excited or more nervous. Years of scrimping and saving had accumulated
to this day. In a matter of minutes the bakery would be open for business, and
their city would officially have their first taboo sweet shop.
Elizabeth
took one final look around, making sure everything was perfect, when Felicia,
her business partner and friend, appeared next to her, chomping on a
fornication cookie.
Out
of all the sugary creations crafted for the shop, Elizabeth and Felicia would
agree these were the most fun to develop. They spent many wine-filled nights
brainstorming and researching ideas for the inserts.
“What’s
it say, babe?” Elizabeth asked, nodding toward the paper in Felicia’s hand.
Felicia
laughed and read the naughty message, “Two heads are better than one, but
three, now that’s what I call a party!”
As she tucked the paper into her back pocket, she asked, “I forget. Was this
yours or mine?”
“I
actually think your man deserves credit for this one.” Grinning, Elizabeth
grabbed the sampler plate off the counter and walked toward the front door,
turning to take one final look around before the place filled up. She couldn’t
be any prouder of the decor in her little slice of heaven. She glanced to her
left and smiled proudly as she admired the photos on the wall. 
The
food photographer they had hired did a fantastic job capturing the beauty and
sexiness of several corset cakes available for purchase. But the icing on the
cake, so to speak, was the mural to the right of the entrance. A local artist
painted “What Are Your Guilty Pleasures” but the letters were
actually naked people in compromising naughty positions.
Felicia
giggled. “Oh yeah, it’s all coming back to me now. We definitely drank way too
much that night.”
Nodding
in agreement, Elizabeth turned on the neon sign and opened the doors for
business.
Already,
a few eager customers were waiting by the window. They actually applauded when
Elizabeth stepped out of the shop door. She greeted them with a smile and
offered them their choice of iced cocks or boobs. She wasn’t surprised the
guests blushed when they made their selection and bit into the cookie. She
expected to witness many rosy cheeks in the hours ahead of them—giggles too.
As
the streets began to fill up with people going to work, Elizabeth tried to coax
even more passersby into the shop with her funny shout-outs such as: “I bet our
peckers taste as good as your man’s. No wait, even better!” And, “Our breasts
are fantastic and all natural.” All
the while she held up a naughty treat.
After
the bell dinged behind her a couple dozen times, she realized the humorous
approach to draw in customers was working like a charm. Now with them inside,
she had no doubt every person who’d entered the shop erected from her dreams
would be a repeat customer. And with this thought, she knew the many dinners of
Ramen noodles were well worth the discomfort it cost her over the years. 

Goodreads’ links: 
http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5781386.Kameron_Brook
http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5120666.Dirk_Tyler
Amazon Author Pages:

http://amazon.com/author/kameronbrook
http://www.amazon.com/Dirk-Tyler/e/B00A8IDHMC/


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Review of “Playing With You” – Cheyenne McCray

Ricki Sparks knows she can make a mean red velvet cake but can’t believe she’s let herself be talked into a blind date. When she opens the door to see the man she’s been secretly sweet on since the first day he walked into her bakery, she fears her heart will be demolished. At least she knows she’s in for a wild ride.

With a past like his, private investigator Garrett McBride doesn’t feel he’s worthy of a good woman’s love. Especially not Ricki, the sweet, beautiful baker. But its not just her delectable baked goods that keep him coming back and it isn’t long before he admits to himself that he wants her for his own. He never suspects that the greatest danger to her may come not from himself, but from the deceitful woman Ricki has befriended.

Love may not be the only thing Ricki falls into along the way as she finds herself in a world of deceit and betrayal that may cost her life. While Ricki is fighting for her life, Garrett must find her, before it’s too late.




~~ Quick thoughts~~

What I loved about “PWY” was the plot. So many stories center around a guy obsessed over a woman. In this story, a mentally unstable woman (Deena) fixated on Ricki and wanted her all to herself. Believe me, Deena was a total nutcase! 

Also, many shining stars in a story are the humans. In this case, I have to say Xena, Ricki’s companion, out shined them all in the end. 
 
(Side note)
When I read the back cover to this story, I had to laugh. Why? Well, I just sent in my own story featuring a baker to my editor and now I was going to start reading about a baker from one of my favorite authors. Ironic huh?
Thankfully, Ricki didn’t own/operate a naughty baker and my story didn’t feature a P.I. Phew, what a relief. 🙂



Heart rating system

1 (lowest) and 5 (highest) 

Score: ❤❤❤❤❤
 
 

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Interview with Kate Marie Robbins

Welcome, Kate Marie Robbins!

1.
For those who might not be familiar with you, would you be a dear and tell the
readers a little about yourself? How did you get your start in the writing
business?
(KMR) From the makings of her fabulous tennis hits, from the
inspiration of her waggish pets, from the riotous air of Minnesota, comes Kate
Marie Robbins…
She lives in a VERY small town in southeastern Minnesota
with her family and her three pets.  She
is currently working in a nursing home but has for long dreamed of being a
published author- which since you are reading this, has come true.  She likes to read, sing, paint and is very
proud of her music & book collections. She also wants to travel the world.
When she travels the world of Indigo, she would like to learn sword fighting
from Bradan, or be a tailor.
Kate once waited to get into a concert for ten hours, in a
snow storm. She dyes her hair a different color every few months, and once went
to Walmart wearing a black cape and cat ears. She never got into trouble at
school, and has not yet achieved her ambition of drinking her way through all
twelve pubs pictured on her Irish calendar.
I’ve been a writer for as long as I can remember.  At first, it was just poetry, but then the
brilliant idea for my debut novel hit me, and that was it.  I dove into the wonderful world of indie
authors.
2.  All writers fear
the dreaded “block”. Please tell us how you handle it.

(KMR) Usually I can clear up a case of writer’s block by having a
long chat with my younger brother, Jimmy. 
He always has suggestions and ideas for me.
3. Contrary to what some people envision about a romance
writer’s life, it’s not all glitz and glam. Well not for the majority of us.
With that bubble sadly busted, when you’re not writing, how to do you spend
your time?

(KMR) Working at a nursing home, doing laundry.  It’s not exactly glamorous either, but it
pays the bills.
4. I know many writers, such as Dirk and myself, keep their
pastime/career a secret. Do those close to you know you write? If so, what are
their thoughts?

(KMR) Yes, they do know. 
They’re quite proud of me and have been extremely supportive through it
all.


5. Will you share with us your all time favorite authors? If
you’re like me, it’s a long list so give us your top ten.

(KMR)Yep,  it is quite a
long list.  Even this was a task,
narrowing it down to just ten.

      1.    
L.A. Meyer
      2.    
Bruce Coville
      3.    
Franz Kafka
      4.    
Bram Stoker
      5.    
Edgar Allen Poe
      6.    
Terry Brooks
      7.    
C.S. Lewis
      8.    
Lewis Carroll
      9.    
J.R.R. Tolkien
      10. Mikhail
Bulgakov
6. If you could choose one book to go to the big screen,
yours or otherwise, which book would you choose and whom would you love see
casted in the parts? 

(KMR) Obviously, mine, Indigo. 
There are a lot of characters, so I’ll just pick for the lead
roles.   For the role of Ava, I would
choose Mary Elizabeth Winstead.  For Sera, I would choose Anna
Popplewell.
  Indigo synopsis 

Ava is your typical teenage girl, hoping to spend
her summer doing the usual: shopping, concerts, skateboarding, and hanging out
with her friends. Her best friend Sera has other plans for them, learning how
fly her uncle Mat’s hot air balloon. Their first solo flight turns out to be
the adventure of a lifetime.

By magical forces, they are pulled into a world
that is unlike their own: the world of Indigo, steeped in myths, legends, and
prophecy. Where nothing is what it seems. Where good and evil are not easily
distinguished. Will the two teens be able to figure out whose side they are
really on before it’s too late and find their way home?

7. Would you care to tell us what you’re working on now?
That is if it’s not top-secret information. If so, just whisper it in my ear. I
swear it’ll go no further. 

(KMR) Right now I’m working on a few short stories.  Once I’ve completed those, I’ll be diving
into book two of the Indigo Trilogy: Roisin.

8. Where can we find your stories and is there a particular
reading order?

(KMR) There is only Indigo as of right now.  It can be found on Amazon and Barnes &
Noble.

  
  
9. Would you please share how your present and future fans
can contact you?
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/indigo.the.novel

e-mail: novakfan21@gmail.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/novakfan21
Tumblr: http://indigo-the-novel.tumblr.com/
Goodreads:  http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17790594-indigo
Wordpress: http://indigothenovel.wordpress.com/
10. Before we conclude this enlightening interview, do you
have anything else you’d like to share? The stage is all yours.

(KMR) It’s been a dream come true to get has far as I have when I
started writing Indigo, more than three years ago.  Yes, that’s how long it took me to write
it.  I also did the cover artwork myself,
as well as the map of the world and a character sketch for every character in
the book.  I included those character sketches
in the appendix of the book, as well as the “Indigo Playlist,” which is a list
of songs that I believe coincide with scenes from the book.
Wrap-up

Ladies
and Gents, I hope you enjoyed our interview with Kate Marie Robbins. If you have
any questions or comments for Kate, by all means, leave her a message
below. Thank you in advance for your visit!

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Review of “Riding the Night” – Jaci Burton


Book Five in The Wild Riders Series

 

AJ and Pax work together as undercover operatives for a government agency of bad-boy bikers known as the Wild Riders. And though they play as hard as they work, both men are looking for the one woman who can tame them…

On vacation, AJ and Pax run into AJ’s high school sweetheart, Teresa. While they’re catching up at Teresa’s bar, a fight erupts between two biker gangs, leaving one man dead and Teresa’s brother wrongly accused of murder. With no proof and Teresa as the only eye witness, the trio points their Harleys toward the annual bike rally in South Dakota in hot pursuit of the real killer…

Her life in jeopardy, AJ and Pax become Teresa’s fierce protectors. But a past trauma keeps Teresa guarded, unable to trust them–until AJ and Pax uncover her secret and vow to do anything to help her heal. And in their arms she discovers a sensual desire that knows no boundaries, a passion strong enough to overcome her tragic past and awaken a force that brings both men to their knees.

Danger may temporarily bind the three together, but it’s their shared passion that will lead them to the ride of their lives: love.



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I’m not surprised that Teresa fell fast and hard for AJ and Pax. They were so sweet, patient, and understanding about her past. Unlike the other men she attempted to get close to, they didn’t run away when they found out about the horrendous assault she was still battling to overcome. They stood by her and when she was ready, they let her set the pace in the relationship. What a couple of sweethearts! 


Now regarding the assault, I was surprised to discover who was one of her attackers. To be violated in any way is horrific. To find out it was by someone you trusted…emotionally and psychologically devastating. 



Heart rating system – 1 (lowest) and 5 (highest) 
Score: ❤❤❤❤

 

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