Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Friday, April 23, 2021
It's been a slow reading week for me. I finished up The First 100 Kisses by Danielle Bannister (click HERE to read that review), and then live got busy.
Condemned to a life alone.
Born to darkness in a time when crusades raged between battling faiths, Dominic De’Lessep is taken prisoner of the blood. Cursed for spurning his maker for delivering him to an existence devoid of light, she condemns him to a life alone, where anyone he dared love, dies.
A millennium later, revenge is all he wants, that is until he meets Belinda Force, a fiery student of antiquities who knows him for what he is and what he plans to do.
Can love break a thousand year old curse?
Perilously drawn to this mysterious stranger, Belinda ignores the danger in his eyes and the icy touch that makes her body burn. She cannot deny her deep connection to the man and his quest or his raging need for her...even if it kills her. Can true love break the curse that’s held him for a thousand years?
If you've read Condemned by Marianne Morea, leave me a comment below with what you thought of it.
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
One of the most common questions writers get asked is where we get inspiration for our books. First of all, writers, and all creatives really, have vivid imaginations. It doesn't always take much to inspire us to create. Sometimes a word or a picture can spark an idea that takes on a life of its own.
For example, a fellow writer shared a picture with me the other day and almost immediately a scene between two of my characters began forming in my head. Whether or not the scene will make it into a book is yet to be seen, but a simple picture prompted the question of what happens next.
Longing for His Kiss, was inspired by a song. I was driving to a book conference, stuck in my car for hours, listening to the radio. A country song from Tim McGraw came on about a soldier who'd written a letter to his family. By the end of the son, not only did I have tears streaming down my face, but I also had the idea for a story.
My Finding Anna series was inspired by a news story about a young woman who was rescued from sexual slavery. As I listened to the story, my first thought was that when the woman was ready for a relationship that it would take a lot of trust and communication after what she'd been through. At the time, I was reading a lot of BDSM fan fiction and the main requirement in a healthy BDSM relationship is trust and communication. That's all it took for my creativity to take off and Finding Anna was born.
Inspiration really can come from anywhere. It can come from pictures, songs, experiences, or a host of other things. Some of the best ideas come from the most unlikely places.
What inspires you?
Monday, April 19, 2021
I decided to try a new to me author this past week, and I'm glad I did. If you're looking for a romance that's a little outside the norm, then The First 100 Kisses is for you.
The book grabs your attention right from the gate when Liam asks his much more experienced best friend to help him get ready for a date. We're not talking picking out suits here. We're talking...you guessed it...kissing.
Well...it ends up being a little more than kissing.
Chloe and Liam's story is sweet with a dose of spice thrown in here and there. By the end of the story, I didn't want it to end. And lucky for me, it won't. The sequel, The Second 100 Kisses, comes out later this month.
If you're looking for something that is not your typical cookie cutter romance, check out The First 100 Kisses by Danielle Bannister.
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
I'm not generally a huge fan of the enemies to lovers trope. I know some readers love it, but it's never been one of my go to things to pick up. Usually when I end up reading an enemies to lovers romance it's because it was written by one of my one click authors and I didn't bother reading the blurb before downloading it.
That was the case with Filthy Rich Revenge by Lynn Raye Harris.
I will read pretty much anything by this author. She writes this amazing military romance series, and if you haven't checked it out you need to.
Despite my lack of love for the enemies to loves trope, I found myself liking both Rebecca and Alejandro. There were times I got frustrated with them both, but I also understood where their take on the situation was coming from.
This is the first book in a series, but it can be read as a standalone, and if you like the enemies to lovers trope, you need to add this one to your reading.
He’s rich and ruthless - and he wants to destroy her. But first he will possess her.
Hotel heiress Rebecca Layton loved Alejandro de Ramirez once. He betrayed her and broke her heart when he married another. Now he’s back, in control of her hotels - and her destiny.
Alejandro claims that Rebecca nearly ruined him, that he’s the one wronged. He wants his revenge. And this time he will settle for nothing less than her soul…
Monday, April 5, 2021
Haven't read Matthew and Cali's story?
Click on one of the retailer links below to grab your copy!
Amazon | Apple | Nook | Kobo | GooglePlay
Friday, April 2, 2021