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Saturday, April 30, 2011

Jayne Rylon - Kayla's Gift coming out May 3rd

Kayla's Gift

Kayla's Gift is book 3 in the Powertools series. If you haven't read Jayne Rylon yet you are missing out on one hot writer. Kayla's Gift will be Jayne's 15th release and she is celebrating by having a contest. Go check her out, you'll be sure to find something you'll like.
Kayla's Gift can be purchased from Samhain Publishing this week for $1.75
and Amazon for $2.00


One blizzard, two days, three men to keep her warm.

Powertools, Book 3

Naked is Kayla’s style. She’s exposed to bare skin more than the average person—like when she’s up to her elbows in massage oil, soothing the tired muscles of the construction crew building her new spa, a barter to offset some of the cost. Once it’s finished, she plans to open a private retreat for fellow naturists.

It should be a routine service. Yet for some reason, caressing the man on her table is blurring her normally crystal-clear distinction between nudity and sexuality. And stirring up kinky fantasies involving the rest of the crew.

She never intended to share details about her lifestyle-slash-business plan, not even with the open-minded, sexy crew. But when a faulty truck engine and one hell of a snowstorm trap the three men at her cabin, heat sears away her cover story—and her inhibitions.

Cocooned in blissful isolation, Dave, Neil and James show her that passion knows no barrier, with or without clothing. Leaving Kayla wondering if two days of mutual satisfaction will ever be enough…

Warning: This book features a m/m/m/f ménage hot enough to melt an entire blizzard’s worth of snow and ice.

Copyright © 2011 Jayne Rylon
All rights reserved — a Samhain Publishing, Ltd. publication

“Hey, you okay?”

She blinked. When had Dave moved? He dragged faded denim over his lean hips. Damn it. She licked her lips as he tugged on a thin gray T-shirt, which obscured his firm pecs, then his six-pack and finally the ridge caused by his inguinal ligament—her absolute favorite spot on a man’s body. She could lick the crest it created from his hip straight to his…

“Kayla?” Dave rested his broad hand on her elbow, shaking her from the daydream.

Shit! For a woman considering founding a naturist haven, she certainly had a hard time separating this man’s form from his radiant attractiveness. A problem she’d never had before.

“Change your mind about staying? You can bunk with me if you’re not interested in plugging your ears to block out the soundtrack accompanying all the sex rocking Mike and Kate’s apartment.”

She laughed. “Nah, I’m good. Ready for a couple quiet days, that’s all.”

“You’re not sleeping enough.”

No kidding. If she didn’t order supplies, build a website, draft design concepts and secure the funding remaining to fill the gap after her sibling’s generous contributions, who would?

“Yes, Dad.”

“Fuck. Sorry. It’s none of my business—”

“If her friends can’t tell it like it is, who can?” Another heckler waltzed in on their conversation.

“James.” She hugged Dave in a quick, silent apology as the slighter man neared. “You’re right. Both of you. I promise to take a little time off to enjoy the season. You know, frolic in the snow and crap.”

“Damn straight you will.” Neil joined them in the suddenly cramped area. How had it seemed spacious to her before? “Not much else you’ll be able to accomplish anyway. It’s turning nasty.”

Kayla ushered them out of her living room and onto the front porch, crossing her arms over her chest to ward off the intense chill. It could be a hundred below yet she’d rather endure the sting of the wind for a couple seconds than add another layer of clothing to her frame.

The more she went nude, the more it stifled her to be dressed. The holidays she’d spent with her family had driven her insane with discomfort. A few moments longer and she could retreat to the bliss of her fireplace.

Dave tugged on his leather jacket while the other two men piled into their beast of a truck.

“Drive safe.”

Now that the guys prepared to pull out of her yard, a rebellious fraction of her mind wished she’d accepted Dave’s offer. Several days without their easy company seemed like an awfully long time. How could that be when she’d only met them six weeks earlier?

“We will.” He buttoned the flattering coat, inspiring a gulp.

She’d never seen him wear the thing before, never mind fasten it to the neck. Sporting something so constricting would suffocate her. Still, she wouldn’t complain about the extra time his actions granted them.

“Call if you need anything, baby.”

Like a hot construction worker to keep me toasty? Hopping from foot to foot to prevent her toes from numbing—still preferable than stuffing them into the prison of heavy shoes—she indulged her stubborn streak, which refused to abandon the porch until he’d vanished from sight. She chaffed her arms. Snowflakes swirled around them, drifting onto her hair. When one landed on her bottom lip, she licked the miniature puddle it left behind.

Dave’s eyes slitted a moment before he growled, “Forget this.”

Kayla gasped between his parted lips when he swooped in to taste the moisture for himself. The kiss caught her completely off guard. He hadn’t telegraphed a single hint he’d noticed the electricity arcing between them. Not once had he taken their flirtation beyond harmless.

Until now.

She sank into his loose hold.

His tongue stole its first taste of her mouth. The gust of passion he inspired knocked her off balance. She wrapped her arms around his neck to keep from losing her footing. When she thought she might try to crawl up him right there at the top of her stairs, in plain sight of his best friends, he retreated with a sigh.

Dave stroked wisps of hair from her cheek. “You’d better head in before you catch a chill.”

“As though I could have a cool molecule left on my body.” She touched her lips with her fingertips. “What was that?”

“I think it’s called a kiss.” He laughed.

“Jesus. Not hardly. I’ve kissed plenty of guys before.”

Dave frowned.

“None of them fired me up like that. Amazing.”

“How about we work on it some more after the storm?”

She couldn’t speak so she nodded instead.

“Call me, Kayla. Let’s talk.”


Dave pivoted and leapt down the stairs, grinning at her over his shoulder as he loped to the truck. If Neil had pressed his face any closer to the driver’s side window for a peep at the exchange, he’d have left a nose print on the glass. The instant he spotted his friend approaching, he turned the key in his truck’s ignition.

The powerful engine roared.

Then it sputtered.

Right before it died.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Jennifer Estep's Realease Day Giveaway

Tangled Threads (Elemental Assassin, Book 4) by Jennifer Estep
Come join the madness :)

Donna Grant - Release Day Giveaway

Kelly Jamison - Naughty Nine Novelists

Wow another of the Naughty Nine that I can't find a pic of, how did it happen? Have you seen Kelly before? If not let me tell you the first thing that came to mind when I met her was I want her hair! She has the prettiest red Cheerleader hair. When I say Cheerleader hair it is so a compliment too, it's that kind of hair that never looks out of place and perfect always. Yeah I was a bit jealous.
Karen is another author I have her books but have yet to read, do to my ever growing TBR pile :( but while at RT I got one and plan on rectifying it very shortly. Kelly writes for Samhaim Publishing, Elloras Cave, Amber Quill Press, Cobblestone Press, and The Wild Rose Press. Here are just a few of her books.

Samhain Publishing

Three is definitely not a crowd…

Any way you want it, Kelly Jamieson serves it up in this triple threat of trios.

In Love Me
, Melina is worried and frustrated. Sure, Gavin’s stressed about his big project at work, but jeez, it seems like he’d rather go solo than have sex with her. Nothing seems to get his attention except her not-so-innocent flirtation…with another woman.

Love Me More
follows up with Melina and Gavin on the way to the altar. They don’t talk much about the night they indulged in a threesome—until he confesses his fantasy. Two women focused solely on his pleasure. Melina loves him enough to make it happen for him. Just as soon as she scrapes up the nerve…

2 Hot 2 Handle
is the tale of Abby, who lives by one rule: no commitment. Ever. The look on two-months-steady Eric’s face has her on alert to head for the door, except her attraction to his roommate, Jett, makes her hesitate. Yet when both men tell her they want her for more than just one hot, sexy romp, she’s not sure she wants to know what they’re really asking of her—or if she can handle it.
Product Warnings
These stories contain fighting, pouting, guilt, make-up sex, experimental sex, committed sex and sizzling ménage sex in various combinations of male and female!

Ellora's Cave


Jason and Remi want the same thing—no-strings-attached, screw-their-brains-out, burn-the-sheets-up fun. Pro hockey player Jason just broke up with his girlfriend because she got too serious. Schoolteacher Remi just saw the last of the younger siblings she raised leave the nest. Jace isn’t ready for responsibility. Remi’s had enough responsibility. They’re perfect playmates.

But fun and sexy games get complicated when emotions get involved. Then responsibility and commitment crash the party when Jason’s past comes back to haunt him. Like it or not, Jason and Remi both have to figure out what they really want.

Kate Davies - Naughty Nine NovelistsTrailer: Take A Chance On Me

Kate Davies - Naughty Nine Novelists

Kate Davies writes for Samhaim Publishing & Siren Publishing. Her newest release being "Take A Chance On Me", which came out Feb. 2011 and I still haven't gotten to it yet :(

I can actually say I have read one of Kate's books. Just recently I picked up her e-book Hooked and like the title says I was hooked from the first few pages. It's a great story of a city girl meets small town boy, and I'm sucker for those.

Take a look at her website and visit the Naughty Nine Novelist for more.



Take A Chance On Me

Accept no substitute…for love.

The Lady Doth Protest Too Much

Jessica Martin is determined to earn a permanent teaching position at Summit High School. That means hard work, dedication, and even volunteering extra time to direct the school’s Shakespeare play. Which leaves no room for romance—especially with a co-worker. She didn't factor in the school's sexy security officer and the delicious fantasies he inspires.
Too Much Of A Good Thing
Former cop Tom Cameron likes his job. Or he did, until the new substitute busted his orderly life right open. Now, he can’t seem to avoid her—deserted hallways, empty theaters, classrooms after dark—but he’s got too many skeletons in his closet to risk his heart again. Asking her out to distract her from the play’s, well, drama is a friendly gesture. Nothing more.
The Course Of True Love Never Did Run Smooth
Their chemistry could melt down the science lab, and before long they’re burning up the sheets off-campus. And uncovering raw emotions—a stark reminder that love isn’t in their curricula. When a troubled student goes over the edge, though, the need to stop a tragedy brings them right back where they started—face to face with fate.

Warning: This book contains sexy encounters in classrooms, inappropriate use of school facilities, backstage shenanigans, and illicit activities on a ferryboat.

The Devil Inside, January 2009

Hooked, June 2008

Anthology Novellas

Ritual Love, October 2006

Home for Christmas, December 2007

The Strip Series

Taking the Cake, August 2006

Strip Tease, October 2006

Challenging Carter, February 2007

Lessons Series

Lessons In Love, September 2007

Lessons in Trust, February 2008

In Print

Tease Me, Please Me, August 2007

Beginnings: A Samhain Anthology

The Perfect Gift

Lessons Learned

Two royal siblings. Two regular Americans. When love comes to Laurivenia, no heart is safe.

“Lessons in Love”—Hungry for adventure, Brynn takes a teaching job in a foreign country. But on arrival she discovers she’s the new royal nanny instead. Prince Alex is tired of women feigning interest in his daughter to get close to him. So if he fudged the details of the job to protect his child, who can blame him?

His plans unravel the moment Brynn appears. Beautiful and free spirited, she's nothing like the nanny he expected. Sparks fly between them, but when the paparazzi discover their affair, all bets are off. Can the prince and the nanny find common ground?

“Lessons in Trust”—Princess Lucia’s new bodyguard refuses to play by the rules. His insistence on shadowing her 24/7 is cramping her style. He needs to go before the sparks between them get too hot.

Eric would be happy to be done with this job. The sinfully sexy princess is a royal pain. But he won’t leave until the threat against her is neutralized. Eric spirits her away to a safe house where passion ignites, leaving them shaken. They must work together before Lucia's safety—and their connection—are lost forever.

Sydney Somers - Naughty Nine Novelists

Today I will be talking about Sydney Somers, another of the Naughty Nine Novelists. Sydney has quite a few books out as you can see below. Again Sydney is another author I have yet to read BUT I do own her Pendragon Gargoyles series, Shadow Destroyers series, and Spellbound series. I know I need to get to my reading!

Unfortunately I was unable to meet Sydney since she didn't attend RT but according to her newsletter (that you can get from her website) she will be at Lori Fosters and unfortunately I will not be going to that one :( So I guess I'm with you all and I'm just stuck with her books, such a drag... yeah right :D

Go have a look around I'm sure you find something you'll enjoy.


Pendragon Gargoyles – There will be five in total for the gargoyles, with a spin-off series down the road. Books one to three are available now with four and five to release in 2011.


Shadow Destroyers – There will be five in total. One to four are already available, with the fifth releasing later this year.


Spellbound – There will be six in total. One to three are available now, with the fourth set for a winter 2011 release.



Stand Alone Releases

Banana Bread - YUM

Picture of Banana Bread Recipe


  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt


Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Butter a 9 x 5 x 3 inch loaf pan.

Cream the sugar and butter in a large mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.

In a small bowl, mash the bananas with a fork. Mix in the milk and cinnamon. In another bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

Add the banana mixture to the creamed mixture and stir until combined. Add dry ingredients, mixing just until flour disappears.

Pour batter into prepared pan and bake 1 hour to 1 hour 10 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Set aside to cool on a rack for 15 minutes. Remove bread from pan, invert onto rack and cool completely before slicing.

Spread slices with honey or serve with ice cream or LOTS of creamy butter.

Dawn's Shrimp Scampi - two ways


8 angel hair nests cooked and drained
2 sticks butter, melted
5 cloves garlic, crushed
1 large onion, diced
2 pounds large peeled and deveined shrimp, thawed if frozen
3 lemons, juiced
1 teaspoon white pepper
Dash sea salt
1/2 cup chopped parsley leaves
1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs
1/2 cup grated Parmesan

Directions Set oven to broil 475 degrees F. In a large saute pan melt butter, and saute briefly the garlic, onion, shrimp, lemon juice, seasonings, and parsley. Remove from heat. Combine bread crumbs and Parmesan; sprinkle over shrimp and place under the broiler for 3 minutes. Serve over pasta.

OR Go Lighter and try it this way :)


6 ounces multi-grain spaghetti
1/4 cup multi-grain croutons, crushed
1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
1 1/2 tablespoons grated lemon zest
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 shallot, thinly sliced
1 garlic clove, minced
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
3/4 pound large shrimp, shelled and deveined (about 16 large shrimp, 21 to 25 count)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup low-sodium chicken broth
1/4 dry white wine
1 tablespoon lemon juice
6 black pitted and chopped olives such as kalamata (about 1 tablespoon)

Directions Cook the spaghetti according to package directions. Drain; set aside. Meanwhile, combine the croutons, 1/2 tablespoon of the parsley, and 1 tablespoon of the zest in a small bowl; set aside. Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the shallot, garlic, and red pepper. Cook, stirring until the shallots are soft, about 1 minute. Add the shrimp and the salt, and cook, over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until the shrimp are opaque, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in the broth, wine, lemon juice, and olives. Bring to a boil and cook for 1 minute, then reduce the heat to medium. Stir in the spaghetti, the remaining 3 tablespoons parsley, and the remaining 1/2 tablespoon zest, tossing to coat well; remove from the heat. Transfer to a large bowl. Sprinkle with the crouton mixture. Serve at once.

Nutritional analysis per serving: Calories 330; Total Fat 8.5 g; (Sat Fat 1 g, Mono Fat 4 g, Poly Fat 1 g) ; Protein 26 g; Carb 35 g; Fiber 4 g; Cholesterol 130 mg; Sodium 400 mg

Mmmmm.... Lasagna

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1 1/2 pounds ground chuck
1 pound ground Italian sausage
1 onion2 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons ground oregano
1 teaspoon ground basil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes with basil, garlic, and oregano
2 (15-ounce) cans tomato sauce
1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste
1 1/2 cups small curd cottage cheese
1 (5-ounce) package grated
2 tablespoons freshly chopped parsley leaves
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
9 oven-ready lasagna noodles
2 (8-ounce) packages shredded mozzarella

Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large saucepan, combine ground chuck, sausage onion and garlic. Cook over medium heat until meat is browned and crumbled; drain. Return meat to pan and add oregano, basil, salt and pepper. Add tomatoes, tomato sauce and paste. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 30 to 45 minutes. In a small bowl, combine cottage cheese, Parmesan, parsley, and eggs. Spoon 1/4 of sauce into bottom of a 13 by 9 by 2-inch baking pan. Place 3 uncooked lasagna noodles on top of sauce. Do not overlap noodles. Spread 1/3 of cottage cheese mixture over noodles, top with 1/4 of sauce and 1/3 mozzarella cheese. Repeat layers, ending with sauce, reserving 1/3 of mozzarella cheese. Bake 45 minutes. Top with remaining cheese and bake 15 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Let rest 10 minutes before serving.