Tuesday, December 31, 2013

A letter from 2013

Dear 2014,

I wish to express my congratulations on the raise, though I feel it will be difficult for you to fill my elf pointed shoes.
 Let me regal you with my superior works.

It has been in my year that Miss Decadent Kane came to be. Her work in the erotic books are more than apart of what I encouraged in her. No she didn't expect me to thrust her into the publishing world, but as the year moved on and she wrote her elfin heart out, she found her series within my time.

Miss Kane also bought a house due to the beauty of my sun over the summer season, the handsome man I helped to keep her with, and the work I encouraged her to find within my year.

You could say my year has washed out many of the others with its shiny happiness.

I do wish you the best of luck though, 2014, as I fear you may need it.

Sincerly,
2013



Dear 2013,

So she had a book published, bought a house, kept her family, and found a new job. Pft. I already have a head start on you. Miss Kane has three publications coming out in my year and all in January and February, and that's so far.

I won't be the one filling your shoes old chap, but alas, I will be exceeding all expectations for I am the beacon of hope, I am what is to come, and I will soon be all that is left of you.

Sit back and relax as the last of your days flow by gracefully and be assured when my time comes to pass, Decadent Kane will find many happy surprises behind my days.

Yours,
2014

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Quality, Quantity, and ease



Over the last month or so I have taken part in as many blog tours for books as I was able- trying to help out as many authors as I could. I realized something about almost all of them. The exact same post was handed out to everyone. It’s because writers want to make it easier on bloggers posting about their book- but honestly, when I jump to a blog who is posting about the same book that I am, with the same content I have - I’m at a loss of what to say.

Which then strings down into quality comments. Is saying the same thing at every book blog tour site enough quality even though it’s only new to that blog? Is that really what the author wants? Once I have read one post in the blog tour- I check to see if the others are the same- if they are I skip over the post, or I might write something that pops up I thought about which I didn’t add to my post, but I don’t reread that same post and sometimes I don’t comment at all even though I want to but feel ‘fake’ in doing so.

I feel as though in the blogging world- at least my part of it- is so caught up in rushing through everything that no one is stopping to actually check it out.

 This is reality folks- we are living in a fast paced digital world where stories are now counted down to the characters of the words used and posting as much content as one can in a small space is what’s needed to move through the schedules of our days.

Which boils down to a question for other writers and authors and even commenters/readers- Would you rather have different content with quality comments on each blog post during the tour or a fast post and many of the same comments on all the blogs?
For me- I think I want quality over quantity.

Friday, December 13, 2013

~Ribbon of Darkness~

 Draven’s hand covered her mouth.

“Shhh…” He’d expected her to react and didn’t miss a beat. She struggled against him, the wiggle causing his cock to harden. “I mean you no harm, please, listen to what I have to say.” 

She was so close, it was impossible to ignore the havoc she wreaked on his hardened body. He defied the urge to push against her. To show Ribbon how much he desired her. The table was almost an invitation to bend her over. Ribbon nodded and Draven removed his hand, glad it had turned out smoother than he expected. She opened her mouth and a screech flew out.


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  “Merde!” slipped from his lips as he was forced to replace his hand. She bit into one of his fingers, and he resisted the need to remove his hand from the pain. He yanked the finger loose of her teeth and set his whole hand over her mouth, forcing her lips closed. Despite the pain, he found her spark exciting and entrancing. She was a short Claus elf, and her dainty size packed strength he hadn’t expected. He could hear the stomping of running feet and knew her parents were headed his direction. He took a deep breath, clamped his free arm tightly around her, closed his eyes, and used the rest of the Christmas magic he had reserved to blink them both as close to the North Pole as possible. 

In his mind, he pictured the soft snow beneath their feet, the twinkling stars above them, and the chilled breeze. He tried to force them as close to the Pole as possible, but his magic dwindled faster than he thought it would. He must have used more magic keeping himself invisible than he had planned.

“Draven, dear, back so soon? I was sure—” Maple’s voice cut out. His eyes flew open. Shit, not Maple’s. Anywhere but Maple’s. He obviously didn’t have enough to get them both very far and it would cost him dearly. 

“Now, Maple, hear me out—”

“Who in Santa’s name is this?” Maple’s voice took on a high pitch. She crossed solid arms over her green leaf dress and sent daggers at Draven with a raised brow that would turn even the warmest elf to ice. With his attention on Maple, Draven let loose his hands and Ribbon slammed an elbow into his chest, knocking the wind from his lungs and causing a sharp pain. The unexpected hit dropped him to one knee on the floor of the hut and he reached up to catch himself. The last thing he remembered was Ribbon’s very solid fist slamming into his face and ‘Silent Night’ ringing in his ears.

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Thursday, December 12, 2013

Oh, the Places I Go!: Decadent Kane, Up Close and Personal

So, what inspired you to write your first book?
You know that feeling that comes over you, the one that exhibits energy and sparkles surrounding your core making you excited and jittery and almost jump up from the pure energy of the happy running through you? That’s what inspired me. That's what always inspires me. I want everyone to feel that.Well, that and a friend actually challenged me to write a story about growing elfin ears. LOL

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Oh, the Places I Go!: Decadent Kane, Up Close and Personal: There are no strangers in my life. They're simply friends I haven't met yet. I've been blessed to meet some amazing people on my...

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

How far would you go to do the right thing?

How far would you go to do the right thing? And have you ever done the wrong thing, only to reflect on it later and realize you really should have done it differently?
 
I would go pretty far to do the right thing. I'm raising two girls and every decision I makes reflects on them as well. Has it been easy always doing the right thing- hell no. It's not easy and I let them know that too.
I have done the wrong thing. Many times. Some were minor things others quite big.
I learned from mistakes and moved forward without regret. Why should I regret something I made a decision to do? If it's wrong- then I will face those consequences and learn, if it's right then no worries.
I wish I could say the same for my characters though. Sometimes I think they choose the wrong thing on purpose to drive me crazy.
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Monday, December 9, 2013

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Friday, December 6, 2013

Saving Holiday

Saving HolidaySaving Holiday by Lisa A. Adams
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I received an ARC for an honest review

Saving Holiday has quite a few secrets up its sleeve. Holiday, Holly, is an independent woman with a past that intends to keep her no matter the cost even if it's death.

Jackson is a hot cop with his own secrets that torture him nightly, especially when he meets Holly. She reminds him so much of his wife and the guilt takes over.

Lisa Adams has created strong characters with defined pasts that mingle into each other creating some terrific conflict once it gets going. The secrets they hide really pull out the intrigue of this piece.

While I found it started off a bit slow, the pace really picked up and the author nailed me with how much I had become emotionally involved with both Holly and Jackson. Lisa has a great gift for leading in the reader and I was only sad that the story ended so soon.

My favorite lines from the story are:

~~ He watched her lips, the gentle movement of her hips as she shifted her weight from side to side, and her brilliant green eyes that flickered with enthusiasm. He had no clue what she was saying, but he could watch her all day. It reminded him of—
"So what do you think?"
"Excuse me?" Jackson shook himself out of his reverie. ~~

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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

~Fairy debate~





Today we have twin brothers Bowen and Cassian de la Rue  from the book Bloodrose by Lisa Casian answering the question of the existence of fairies.



“Of course they exist. We’ve met a few during our travels.” Cassian lifts his chin to Bowen. “Remember T’lan? She is of fairy blood. A nasty sea sprite we met about five centuries ago.”


“Yes. She is most definitely a fairy, especially when she’s…” Bowen cups his hands in front of his chest, looks at Cassian who’s scowling at him, and drops his hands.  “…human.”


“Fairies can change their appearance to lure idiot men to their deaths.”


Bowen shrugs. “She wants me. What can I say?”


Cassian smirks. “Don’t flatter yourself, dear brother. T’lan would lure the best of them. She almost got Colin, as I heard it.”


Bowen’s lip curls, turning into a snarl. 


“I also heard he saved your life.” 


“Don’t push it.” Bowen growls.


Cassian laughs.


“We were validating the existence of fairies,” Bowen begins again. “And I can attest to the fact that they do indeed exist and…” he shoots a glance at his brother, “are vile, vile creatures.”


“And they’re almost always female,” Cassian adds. “Well, there are male fairies, but they remain hidden and usually allow the females to do all the dirty work.”


“Yes, and these females do like to get dirty, usually without clothes.”


Cassian shakes his head. “You think of nothing but tits and ass.”


“No, not true. I think of staying alive.”


“Then you probably should stay away from T’lan, and all fae folk.” Cassian narrows his eyes. “As a matter of fact, you should stay away from most naked women.”


Bowen chuckles. “Yeah, like that’s going to keep me alive,” he mumbles.


“What was that?”


“Nothing. Nothing at all.”





BLOODROSE
By Lisa Casian
Dark Fantasy
Publisher: Breathless Press
Release Date: November 29, 2013
ISBN: 978-1-77101-181-5
Heat Rating: 3
Word Count: 73165
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Synopsis:

Isabeau's life is haunted by nightmares her brother insists are a lie. Bowen's looking to revenge himself against his father while helping his friend. When they meet, all hell breaks loose against Isabeau. Can Bowen protect her? Is love ever the safe choice?


Newly convinced by a mentor to value human life, Bowen, a Shade Hunter, has withdrawn from aristocratic society in pursuit of the creature that made him into the evil that consumes him—his father. Bowen's plans are thwarted when he assists a wealthy earl in finding his missing fiancĂ©. He's drawn to the man's beautiful sister, Isabeau. Bowen soon realizes that their fates are intertwined and she's aroused a passion in him he'd never thought possible. 


Isabeau Harington has always lived in fear. Surviving an attack that killed her parents, she always believed the monsters would return for her. When she meets Bowen, a mysterious, charismatic stranger who drives away those fears, she learns that the very man she's falling in love with may be in league with the monsters hunting her. As a pawn in an Immortal's scheme, Isabeau must make the ultimate decision—love or safety?



About the Author

Lisa Casian has always had a fascination with the darker side of characters. When not writing, she enjoys learning about tactical fighting, zombie warfare, and various weapons of mass destruction through the gamers in her household. She has five of them. Bloodrose is her debut adult novel.

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