Anne’s relationship with her boyfriend Neil has disintegrated. After a two-year separation, they pack for a week vacation in hopes of reconciling. But fate has other plans for them.
The discovery of a bejeweled cross and ancient human bones opens a door to a new and frightening world–one where the ghost of a medieval nun named Genevieve will not let Anne rest. This new world threatens not only to ruin Anne and Neil’s vacation but to end all hopes of reconciliation as Anne feels compelled to help free Genevieve’s soul from its torment.
Can Anne save her relationship and help Genevieve find her eternal rest? Or will evil win again?
Speaking of said apparition, she was a nun. A goodish nun. I say “goodish” because there were many nuns featured who were evil personified.
I mean Genevieve wasn’t pure as she should have been but at least she didn’t kill or seek killers to dispose of her fellow nuns and one priest, who drifted away from his vows of celibacy. Naughty, naughty.
Seriously, I never expected so many drama from a single nunnery. Just wow!!
Story ends with a HEA.
(Carmen) I have dreamed all my life to become a writer, but many of the things I wrote before 1989 remained just drawer projects. The fall of the Ceausescu’s regime in 1989 and the opening of my country –Romania – to the world, the Internet especially, meant a new beginning for me. I started publishing.
Starting with 2001, my poems were published in the collection Muse Whispers vol.1 and Muse Whispers vol.2 by Midnight Edition Publication. The readers’ interest for my ballad, about the love between a young priest and a nun, published in 2004 by Midnight Edition, inspired me to write my first novel “Shadows of the Past”, a cross-over story as many reviewers consider it, as it combines paranormal elements with a bit of romance, history and horror.
(Carmen) You are right in calling it dreadful. I have a notebook full with ideas for my next books and first draft chapters of other new projects just in case my “muse” takes a holiday. I have stacks of books in Romanian, English and German that wait their turn. I mean paper books. Not to speak of those I have on Kindle. Reading and writing are two sister-like activities for me. If reading doesn’t nudge my inspiration, I watch movies, I play some games. I sometimes re-read my poems. I often found inspiration in my own poetical creation.
(Carmen) Apart from the daily activity and chores, and I won’t bore you with details, I read a lot and watch movies and play my favorite PC games. My daughters are grown-ups with families of their own, so my husband and I take care of the family pets.
(Carmen) Yes, they know now. Their only bewilderment, at first, was why I chose to write in English and not Romanian. As a teacher of English, and passionate about literature, I found it a challenge writing in English and finding my way to publication abroad. I didn’t want to follow the path of self-publishing, a more convenient and perhaps easier one in some respects. I wanted the opinion of professionals regarding my writing. If it has any value. It seems it has, as it was accepted by a professional publisher, even if it’s a small press. My husband encourages me when he sees I’m disappointed by the long editing process and the many changes the editor asks me to do. My daughters, especially, wait to hear the new stories I have in progress.
(Carmen) You’re right again. I’ll give you a list of well known authors who were my mentors: Agatha Christie with her well crafted mystery novels, Stephen King with his psychological horror. Thomas Hardy and Catherine Cookson with their sad, touching stories and the belief that fate has an important role in our life evolution. Somerset Maugham, Frederick Forsyth, Liviu Rebreanu, Mary Higgins Clark, Jeffrey Archer, H. Balzac, and many others.
(Carmen) I will speak about my novel, of course. I dream, like many of us do, that my novel Shadows of the Past becomes one day a hit in cinema theaters.
I see Jordana Spiro, who plays the leading part in the series The Mob’s Doctor, as the best actress to impersonate Genevieve. Jordana is fragile in appearance, a kindhearted person ready to help those next to her, yet she’s determined and brave. Dan Stevens from the series Downton Abbey is the perfect Andrew. A quiet man, gentle and kind. Sensitive to the problems of the women in his life. Madeleine Stowe from Revenge series is the perfect embodiment of the Abbess.
Yes, dreams. But you may never know. . .
(Carmen) Oh, I’m sure you can keep a secret so I’ll tell it to you. I already signed the contract with the same publishing house, Wild Child Publishing, for another paranormal. A historical one – Dracula’s Mistress. I see you smiling. Yes, a native of Dracula’s country can’t resist the temptation to write about him.
I also submitted another paranormal, light mystery this time, and am waiting for the publisher’s reply.
And, finally, I’m working on a new project right now. A paranormal story – three different young women living in different areas of the world, at different times. The element that connects them and knots the ties of the story occurs in present-day times. It is, again, about haunting, passion crimes and retribution for wrongs done in one’s lifetime. A bit of romance at the centre, but not the main subject.
(Carmen) There’s no particular order. Shadows of the Past is a standalone book. The same as the others. I’m not, yet, warmed by the idea of writing serials and as a reader I hate books that end in cliffhangers. So here’s where you can find Shadows of the Past:
Buy Link: Wild Child Publishing
Barnes & Noble
(Carmen) They can “stalk” me here:
(Carmen) Please, join my world! My books open a door into the past and allow you to live there for a while. Shadows of the Past is the kind of love story that is timeless and makes you feel warm inside. It’s a story about second chances, and growing up and into the love you were meant to have all along. Sometimes we meet the right person at the wrong time, but then get a second chance at what should have been. So, as a piece of advice: Get quickly Shadows of the Past and read it! If not, you don’t know what you are missing! Ha-ha-ha!
Thank you for hosting me today, Kameron! It was a real pleasure.
(KAM) The Pleasure was truly all mine. *winks*
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But Craig’s warning coincides with a strange dream, and Amanda starts to get the sense that nothing in her life is what it seems to be—and that perhaps nothing in her life will ever be the same again.
Then Hanna and Craig start acting really strange. They forbid Amanda from going anywhere without them and insist that she’s in danger.
What Amanda doesn’t know is that Craig and Hanna are Hunters. And their job is to protect Amanda from the vampires chasing her so that she can fulfill her mission. The only catch is that Amanda has no clue she even has a mission to fulfill…
When she came home from work one day and, tired, crashed on the couch in front of the TV, she found her daughters (13 and 17 years old then) watching some TV show with horrible monsters. She couldn’t convince them to switch the channel, so she watched it with them. Later she would love that show as much as they did. That TV show was “Buffy The Vampire Slayer.” She was always interested in supernatural stories, but this was something new, something different, that made her want to create her own story in that genre.
Girls’ Night Out – Book 3
Very human Tau Cetus police agent Jai Turner is sent undercover as a Beautiful Dolls sex robot in order to bring down the planet’s most notorious arms dealer, Marque Callex. Jai’s assignment is to use the Beautiful Dolls’ legendary sexual techniques to coax information out of Marque on his illicit dealings – information that will lead to his conviction.
Reclusive arms dealer Marque Callex only accepted an invitation from Beautiful Dolls because with his deadly line of work – and the dangerous secrets he’s keeping – he can’t afford to let a real woman into his life. But neither Jai nor Marque are what they seem, and their week together has consequences neither expect.
My real concern is how sanitary the bots will be to their “renters”. I mean, if I were to purchase the services of a sexbot (not saying I would), I need to make sure it’s been scrubbed since the last “user” had its fill of it.
Hello, germaphobe over here!!
Thankfully, there was no actually BOT BOINKING happening between Jai and Marque. Jai merely pretended to be one, rather convincingly too. Of course, when you are as lonely as Marque, you’ll believe it because you’re starved for a few moments of happiness. Real or not. (Special Note: There was some robot fun during a “training” session. Jai had to learn how to sexual perform as a robot.)
Luckily for him, the feelings he developed for Jai saved him. Literally and figuratively.
All in all, I liked this book – a lot. It wasn’t all about the sex. It had a solid plot and that plot wasn’t pushed to the backside while we watched repeated sexual scenes splashed across the screen/pages.
For me personally, I think a story is golden when the plot is not throw out there like an afterthought.
So with the combination of great sex scenes and a solid plot, which wrapped up nicely with no lingering “WTF” moments, I’m highly suggesting you order yourself a copy today.
The saga of futuristic police agents and sexbots continues…
Tau Cetus police agent Leith Wyatt is tasked by the ruling High Council with overseeing the production of a robot army for the planet’s defense. Wyatt doesn’t trust the oily robot manufacturer Anson Carron, and when Carron gives Wyatt the Beautiful Doll sexbot Ginger as a gift, Wyatt knows it’s a trap — Beautiful Dolls are legendary for their addictive sexual prowess. Wyatt tries to resist the Doll, but Ginger is sweet, kind, sexy, and every intimate encounter puts him deeper under her spell. And when Wyatt discovers Carron’s plan to overthrow the High Council in order to grab control for himself, Wyatt must decide whether his loyalty lies with the planet he’s sworn to protect, or the megalomaniac creator of the android he now loves.
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In her position, what would you do?
Three months ago, I woke in a hospital ER. Poisoned. With no memory or money. On the day I was discharged, my ER doc offered to let me move in with him and his 6 friends. I only planned to stay until my memory returned & I could figure out if someone really had tried to kill me, but something about these seven men attracted me powerfully enough to want to explore it.Intimately. That is, until the day my fiancé showed up…
Dr. Spence is searching for the perfect woman…but how will he know when he’s found her? From New York Times bestselling author Melody Anne, the second steamy romance in a new breakout series based on her beloved and bestselling Billionaire novels.
In the bestselling books Billionaire Wins the Game, Hidden Treasure, and The Billionaire’s Marriage Proposal, among others, we met the Andersons. Matchmaking patriarchs Joseph and George took matters into their own hands to get their sons to marry and settle down. But now that Dr. Spence Whitman sees how happy his Anderson friends are in married life, he’s itching to get hitched too! But how will he find The One?
After his wealthy dad adopted him and his two brothers at a young age, Spence grew up learning there are more important things in life than money. He wants to find a girl who shares that philosophy, and it wouldn’t hurt to have some similar interests too. Now if he could just stop getting distracted by his gorgeous surgical resident, he could start looking for the perfect wife…
Evangeline Scott was hoping for a fun night on the town after a hellish day. What she couldn’t have imagined was getting kidnapped by alien slavers and then left to die on an abandoned ship.
Kai Dallen and Roan Quinn were having some bad luck of their own when they found themselves set up by an old adversary and trapped in the vault of a Dhuaation Pharaoh’s ship with no way out. When Khaman-Ra makes them an offer they can’t refuse, the two space pirates end up rescuing a ship full of human female cargo. All three males are immediately drawn to one of the beauties and make an agreement to satisfy everyone’s desires. The only problem is, they didn’t think to ask Eve and when she wakes up to find that she’s now married to three aliens she’s mad as hell. By the time all four of them realise their true feelings, will it be too late, as a woman from Roan’s past threatens to ruin it all?
Eve woke again, on a much softer bed this time, but as she stretched out her legs all the memories of waking up the first time came back to her. Kidnapped. Aliens. Can never go home again. Well shit.
She looked around the room to see if there were any random hot aliens staring at her again. When she didn’t see anyone she pulled the covers back and got out of bed. It was fairly easy to find the bathroom, but when it became clear that figuring out the facilities was going to be beyond her she let out a loud sigh and kicked the bulkhead wall. Almost immediately a knock came at the door.
“Yes?” she said cautiously as she grabbed the sheet back up and wrapped it around her like a toga.
The door slid open, and an older man in white robes smiled and took a step inside. Eve recognized him as one of the doctors that was there when she woke up the first time.
“My lady, you are awake. My name is Mhat-Am, and the pharaoh has asked me to make sure that your transition here is as pleasant as possible.” He said in a soothing voice.
“Hello, Mhatam, I’m Eve. How do you use the bathroom in this place?” she asked beginning to squirm a bit by this point.
“My lady, my name is Mhat-Am, not Mhatam. Allow me to show you,” he answered as he walked into the bathroom and pressed a couple of panels on the wall. When the toilet and shower came out he showed her how to use them.
“Okay, whatever. Thanks,” she said in a high voice as she pushed him back out of the bathroom and shut the door in his face before her bladder burst.
As she came back out of the washroom she was surprised to see the man laying out a dress for her on the bed. It looked like a cross between an ancient Greek toga and an Egyptian-style dress with elaborate gold belting. There was also a pair of sandals to go with it.
“Ah, my lady, do you need assistance dressing?” he asked in what she had to admit was a very non-skeevy tone for an older man asking a young woman if she needed help dressing, so she decided to give him the benefit of the doubt and not be a bitch about it.
“Thanks, Matty, but I think I can figure it out. I appreciate the dress. Is there something else you needed?” she asked trying politely to get him out of her room so she could try to figure out just what the hell she was going to do now that she was stuck on an alien spaceship.
He tensed up and looked confused for a moment, then he must have remembered that she had no idea what she was doing here, because he relaxed and smiled patiently at her again.
“Yes, my lady, your husband and his consorts have assigned me the honor of being your tutor and companion until you have acclimated to your new circumstance,” he answered proudly.
Eve stood unblinking across from him for several moments.
“I’m sorry, I think I just hallucinated. I thought you said husband,” she said with a seriously confused frown.
“You are unwell, my lady? Shall we go to medical? The pharaoh would be quite distressed if we did not address this right away,” he said quickly, taking a step toward her.
“Stop,” she said, her hands coming up. “Did you or did you not just use the word husband in relation to me?”
Once again the poor man gave her the confused tilted puppy dog look, and she started to think perhaps it was just a translation error and that the word meant something else to these aliens. Relief instantly flowed through her. That had to be it. He must mean something completely different, and here she was, typical freaking out Earther newbie, losing her shit over some grammatical error. How embarrassing, well funny, yeah, but embarrassing nonetheless. Once he could see her relaxing he also let out a relieved sigh and smiled.
“Yes, my lady, your husband, or would that be husbands by your Earth standards? Dhuaatian mating habits do not normally include anyone other than the primary couple. However, there certainly is no law prohibiting more than two persons from entering into a marriage contract. I have so many questions about your planet. We will learn much from each other over the next while, don’t you think?” he said, rambling on, sounding like an excited child talking about a trip to the zoo.
Eve didn’t really hear much after the word husband came out of his mouth again, oh, except for the word husbands that followed shortly after it. She for damn sure heard that!
“This better be some miscommunication, Matty! Because I’m one hundred percent sure that I don’t remember getting hitched in between getting kidnapped and waking up in here!” she yelled at the old man as his eyes grew wider and wider, realizing his mistake.
“Miss, I am sorry to distress you. There was no other way for the pharaoh to ensure your safety. You had to be mated, or the slavers would just have tried to acquire you once again. This way you have the protection of the Coalition as well as the Dhuaatian people, and no slaver would dare come after you now,” he said, taking her hand, trying to soothe her.
“But you said husbands. Did he marry me off to a harem or something?” she asked. She realized that shooting the messenger wasn’t the fairest of responses, but who the hell marries someone while they are passed out?
“Oh no, my lady, the pharaoh married you himself. As well as the Sirotian security chiefs Lord Kai and Lord Roan. The four of you are now bound,” he answered.
As she came back down from her orgasm, her mind was in a dreamy fog from coming so hard, and she could feel all of their hands softly caressing her body. Kham laid her head on the pillow and pulled her back into his arms, while Kai snuggled into her front. She could still feel both men’s hard throbbing cocks pressing up against her when she finally realized that none of them had come. Roan was settling in on the other side of Kai, pulling up the blanket to cover them all when she met his eyes.
“You guys didn’t get to…you know,” she said quietly, gesturing to the not-very-subtle tent that had formed at Roan’s crotch as he lay on his back.
She watched as he ran his hand down his chest and stomach, taking several firm passes up and down his hard cock. She could feel Kham’s hand tighten on her hip. Obviously he was also watching Roan’s little seduction. Her heart rate began to go up again as he teased her, and when she licked her lips a small smile lit his face as he continued to stroke himself.
“We are respecting your wishes, love, but for our first joining when we come, it will be inside of you,” Kham whispered in her ear with a small thrust of his hips against her ass.
Eve bit her lip and groaned at the sensation of his cock rubbing against her while she couldn’t take her eyes off of Roan’s hand.
“But you could be with…one another. I mean, I don’t mind that you are lovers,” she said in a breathy voice, just the thought of these men touching one another made her pussy clench, begging to be filled.
That comment had even Kai popping open his eyes to look at her face in surprise. Even Roan’s hand paused from stroking for a moment, and she could see him look to Kham.
“Why do you think we are lovers, Eve?” Kham pulled back a bit to look into her eyes.
“Umm, well just from what Mhat-Am told me about some things, and there’s a pretty obvious attraction between you.” Eve suddenly felt very stupid for saying anything about it in the first place. Maybe these guys weren’t as open about sex as she’d assumed.
“While we cannot deny the attraction between us, we are not lovers,” Kham answered neutrally, trying to gage how she felt about the idea.
“Yet,” Roan added as he resumed stoking his cock through the sheet, whereas Kham, forever the diplomat took the more cautious route. Roan could smell her interest peak when she spoke about them having sex. He was bound and determined to use every tool in their arsenal to move up Eve’s timetable after having tasted a sample of her passion. When a heated gasp left her luscious lips and her eyes once again tracked his hand he knew she was losing the battle. He slowly began to draw the sheet down over his stomach until the tip of his thick cock was revealed, and as he ran a thumb around the tip a small bead of moisture appeared. He could see her increase in breathing and her hands that were draped over Kai’s back now clutching at his partner. Behind her Kham’s hips had resumed their slow movements against her, and he could see the other man lick his lips as Roan continued to rub the head of his cock. It was almost more than his control could take, thinking about Kham’s golden lips wrapping around his hard cock, sucking him down while Eve watched them both. His other hand pulled the sheet down until his shaft was revealed, and he began to fondle his balls while he stroked.
Eve was sweating now, her hands grasping at Kai’s back to keep from reaching out to replace Roan’s hands with her own. Kham was still thrusting slowly against her ass, the pre-cum his cock had leaked making it a smooth glide in between her cheeks. Every time his fat tip paused and swept over the sensitive entrance to her ass she shuddered at the decadent tease of his movements. His hands had come up from her hip to massage at her breasts, and he was nibbling at her neck as he watched Roan stroke himself. All three of them were now groaning and though Kai had been quiet, she could feel the tension in him as he tried not to rub himself against her. She was almost completely out of control now. She slowly lifted her leg to drape it over Kai’s hip, bringing her now sopping pussy into close contact with his extremely hard cock. It was so hot, and all she wanted was something to fill her up. One stroke and she would be coming again. She whimpered in relief when she felt the spongy tip of Kai’s cock slip slowly up and down along her pussy a couple of times, then finally notch into her. For a couple of perfect seconds he was pushing just a fraction inside, about to give her body exactly what it was screaming for. Then the world came to a blinding halt when Kai’s hands stopped firmly on her hips and he pulled himself away.
“Stop,” he said, out of breath with the effort it took to pull back. “Eve laid out the rules, and I would not have her upset with herself or us when the lust of this moment is satisfied.”
That statement had both Kham and Roan groaning with regret as they stopped moving as well.
(review request submitted by the author for an honest critique)
I truly believe if all aliens looked at hot as Kai, Roan, and Kham, then more people would be screaming, “Beam me up, Scottie!” *laughing* Ok, I swear that’s the only joke you’ll get from me. *still laughing*
Anywho…. For an erotic Sci-fi book, this book was off the charts hot. Especially the bonding/cleansing ritual. Seriously, WowZa!!! *fanning self*
My only snafu was how quickly and easily Eve dealt with the whole – I’m been abducted by aliens. I’m married to three men. I can never go home again.
I think most women and men would be a little bit more freaked out by the whole experience. A sane person would be, right? But this is the land of fantasy so……. Let’s forego how she should’ve reacted and focus on what happened.
And that, my sweet peeps, is lots and lots of steamy scenes between 3 alien men and 1 brave Earth lady.
(Sarah) Thanks so much for having me on your blog today! I’m fairly new to the writing community; my first release came out in December of last year. I’m a complete bookaholic and one day last I just started fooling around writing a story and had such a great time that I just kept on going! I work full time in accounting for a sports equipment wholesaler, so I find that writing is a great way to relax and get my ‘creative freak’ on.
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?
(Sarah) Lol, glitz and glam indeed. Since I am still working full time, I usually do most of my writing on the weekends. Other than that it’s spending time with family and friends, I have a ton of hobbies that I like to get back to every now and then. I used to be a pastry chef so I love to work on creating new recipes and bake. I knit so much that I actually had to create an Etsy site to unload my wares…. apparently one can only justify keeping so many scarves for oneself before others begin to think you have a problem. 😉
4. I know many writers, such as myself, keep their pastime/career a secret. Do those close to you know you write? If so, what are their thoughts?
(Sarah) Most of my close friends and immediate family know what I write, I certainly don’t keep it a secret. I’ve always loved to read sci/fi romance and while my current series is quite a bit, well… more adventurous than what I may have planned, I’ve had so much fun writing them! My parents have been incredibly supportive, oddly enough my brother was the only one who had a hard time with the genre I chose to start off in. Big brothers, aren’t they just the cutest?
(Sarah) That’s such a tough question! I think the series I’d most love to see on the big screen is Kresley Cole’s Immortals After Dark. It would be impossible to pick my favorite book, but my favorite character is Nix and I am anxiously awaiting her story. I think Eva Green would be spectacular as Nix and I would hope her hero may be cast as perhaps Luke Evans? Yum.
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.
(Sarah) All three of my Coalition Mates series are now available through Bookstrand, Amazon, Kobo, and Barnes & Noble. I’ve written this series so that all the books can be read stand alone, but some of the characters do pop up again from book to book and there are a few inside jokes that you may miss if you haven’t read the others.
Ladies and Gents, I hope you enjoyed my interview with Sarah Marsh. If you have any questions or comments for Sarah, by all means, leave her a message below. Thank you in advance for your visit!
|A Thunder Point Novel #8
After losing her child, Ginger Dysart was lost in grief. But since moving to Thunder Point, a small town on the Oregon coast, Ginger is finally moving forward. Her job at the flower shop is peaceful and fulfilling, and she’s excited to be assisting with the Lacoumette wedding.
In spite of her lasting heartache, Ginger is swept up in the pleasure of the occasion. But the beauty of the Lacoumette farm and the joy of the gregarious family are ruined by an unfortunate encounter with the bride’s brother, Matt. Struggling with painful memories of his own, Matt makes a drunken spectacle of himself when he tries to make a pass at Ginger, forcing her to flee the scene in embarrassment.
But when Matt shows up at the flower shop determined to make amends, what started out as a humiliating first meeting blossoms into something much deeper than either of them expected. Everyone around them worries that Ginger will end up with a broken heart yet again. But if Ginger has the courage to embrace the future, and if Matt can finally learn to let go of the past, there may still be hope for a happy ending.
In 856 CE, Ireland is a land of myth, magic, and blood. Viking raiders have fought the Irish for over half a century. Rival Irish clans promise only betrayal and carnage.
Kaireen, daughter of Laird Liannon, is suddenly forced into an arranged marriage with her sworn enemy, a Viking. She refuses to submit. With no mention of love, only land and the protection of her clan, she endeavors to get her betrothed banished from her country. Will love find its way around her stubborn heart?
Bram, the Viking, finds himself without future or inheritance as a younger son in his family. A marriage to the Laird’s daughter would grant him land if he swears fidelity and if his men will fight along with the Liannons against any foe—Irish or Viking. However, the Laird’s feisty daughter only holds animosity for him and his kind. Is marriage worth the battle scars of such a relentless opponent?
With the blame for a rival laird’s death treacherously set against the Liannons, Kaireen and Bram must find a way to lay aside their differences as an unforeseen darkness sends death snapping at their heels.
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?