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Description of an Author

An author is a relatively sane person who:

1. Is capable of transforming gossip, nightmares, dreams, and fantasies into books.

2. If someone mentions they know a guy named “Snake”, they will bribe and beg to be introduced.

3. Concerned they are on a watch list for the stuff they Google.

4. Laughs out loud in public when one of her characters says something witty in her head.

5. Has strong opinions about the Oxford comma.

6. Spends 15 minutes arguing with herself about a comma.

7. Has a husband who doesn’t bat an eye when she asks about best place to hide a body.

8. Uses punctuation and proper grammar even in text messages.

9. Knows what “Panster” is.

10. Thinks cliffhangers are…..

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AUTHOR APPRECIATION WINNERS ANNOUNCED

AUTHOR APPRECIATION WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Thank you all for visiting the blog, commenting and making this event a success!

We have drawn the names for the winners for the books listed below, however, since this is a reader appreciation event, I am happy to announce that in the spirit of the event, APPRECIATING READERS, we have decided to ensure that every single one of you who commented on this blog receives a book!

A few of us are gifting extra copies so that you can all walk away with a prize.

I would like to thank my colleagues and friends for participating, and for their generosity.

I will be sending your email address to the author and they will contact you directly to arrange for delivery of your book.

This list is in alphabetical order by winner’s first name:

Addicted to Books – Paperback copy of WHAT A GIRL WANTS by Selena Robins

Allyson Wilson – SCHOOLED 4.0 by Deena Bright

Amy Higgison – THE KEEPER by Tilly Greene

April Paschat Weaver – PLOTTING MR. PERFECT by S.E. Babin

BN – A COWBOY FOR CHRISTMAS by Jennie Bryant Marts

Booksaver – VENUS RISING by Celia Kennedy

Bridget Taylor – DESTINATION WEDDING by Robyn Neeley

Catherine Scott – DESTINATION WEDDING by Robyn Neely

Christy Conque – SAPPHIRE FALLS BOXED SET by Erin Nicholas 

Christie Pritchard – HORSE by Tilly Greene

Cindy Hazelwood – THE GIFT OF MY MATE by Caryn Moya Block

Cindy Werner – THE GIFT OF MY MATE by Caryn Moya Block

Cole – FRENCH TOAST by Glynis Astie

Cynthia Coronado – THE GIFT OF MY MATE by Caryn Moya Block

Danielle Street– AN ANGEL COMES HOME by Michael John Sullivan

Diane Justus – A COWBOY FOR CHRISTMAS by Jennie Bryant Marts

Donna A – AN ANGEL COMES HOME by Michael John Sullivan

Donnadurnell2013 – THE KEEPER by Tilly Greene

Dawn T – AN ANGEL COMES HOME by Michael John Sullivan

Elisha – eBook copy WHAT A GIRL WANTS by Selena Robins

Ginnie Dee – AN ANGEL COMES HOME by Michael John Sullivan

Guadalupe Gonzalez – DESTINATION WEDDING by Robyn Neely

Guin R – eBook copy WHAT A GIRL WANTS by Selena Robins

Hedgehogi –  WITHIN HIS SIGHT by Denise Agnew

Jane Yendle-Davies – SEX AND SAMOSAS by Jasmine Aziz

Joanne – AN ANGEL COMES HOME by Michael John Sullivan

Kali McQuillen – ANOTHER SATURDAY NIGHT AND I AIN’T GOT NO BODY by Jennie Bryant Marts

Karen J – Ebook copy WHAT A GIRL WANTS by Selena Robins

Kathleen Young – CAN’T BUY ME LOVE by Dan McNeil

Kathryn Parson – THE GOOD THE BAD AND THE HAIR by Nancy Lauzon

Kelly – SLOW RIDE HOME by Leah Braemel

Kim Palismo – DESTINATION WEDDING by Robyn Neely

Kec – THE KEEPER by Tilly Greene

Laura – A COWBOY FOR CHRISTMAS by Jennie Bryant Marts

Laurie W – AN ANGEL COMES HOME by Michael John Sullivan

Lisa Cauley – A COWBOY FOR CHRISTMAS by Jennie Bryant Marts

Lisa Keibler – AN ANGEL COMES HOME by Michael John Sullivan

Liz – A COWBOY FOR CHRISTMAS by Jennie Bryant Marts

Malex239 – A FEW DEAD MEN by Nancy Lauzon

Marianne W – AN ANGEL COMES HOME by Michael John Sullivan

Mary Preston – UNMARKED by Alisa Mullen

McCumber – THE KEEPER by Tilly Greene

Nzer – SCHOOLED 4.0 by Deena Bright

Pat Egan Fordyce – TRILOGY by Michael John Sullivan

Sandy Haber – AN ANGEL COMES HOME by Michael John Sullivan

Sasharenay – THREE OF HEARTS by Kelly Jamieson

Shari – Caryn – THE GIFT OF MY MATE by Caryn Moya Block

Sharon Betts – THE KEEPER by Tilly Greene

Shey Houston – A HEAT OF THE MOMENT THING by Maggie Le Page

Stephanie Hannaford – PREDATOR’S FIRE by Rosanna Leo

Suzanne – Paperback copy of TEMPTED BY AN ANGEL by Selena Robins

Tami Schafer – THE KEEPER by Tilly Greene

Tammy Morse – HOW TO BAKE THE PERFECT PECAN PIE by Gina Henning

 

ENJOY IN GOOD HEALTH!

Thanks again

Selena & fellow authors, we LOVE our readers!

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Sizzling Summer Snippets

I hope you enjoy the following snippets.

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“Selena Robins’ plots are deliciously fun. “~New York Times & USA Today Best Selling Author Kimberley Troutte

 

Simultaneously sassy and reflective, ONCE UPON A KISS is a sensually sweet and funny love story.

SYNOPSIS:

The Right Woman

 Is thirty-two too early for dementia?

This is the question Sabrina Monroe asks herself in the not-so-sleepy town in Vermont while running her family’s inn. She’s determined to keep the inn profitable, shielding it from the slick land developers competing to buy her out. Lately, the journey down this road has been filled with sink holes. Add the inn’s challenges with staff, belligerent clients, and a mystical snow globe beaming inexplicable messages, and is it any wonder she questions her mental state?

She’s too strapped for money to buy aspirin for the brain wedgie from dealing with it all, let alone to hire someone to fix the leaking roof.

The Wrong Man

This project is a cake walk.

Business magnate, Jason O’Neil, has one assignment—acquire Monroe’s inn and land. Armed with savvy and charisma, he’s confident he’ll succeed where many others have failed.

After being the recipient of Sabrina Monroe’s sass, Jason realizes he’ll have to step out of his comfort zone and Gucci shoes, and pile on a heck-of-a-lot of something other than his natural charm to ink this deal.

Divine intervention or destiny?

Will the interaction with an eccentric young woman spouting ambiguous sentiments, cement their shared belief that there is no such thing as true love, trust and happy-ever-after?

Or can she unravel that belief once and for all?

ONCE UPON A KISS – EXCERPT:

He pointed toward the tree. “Turn around.”

“Why?”

“Do you ever take orders?”

“Not often.”

“Shocker.” He put his hands on her shoulder and turned her around. “Try it this once.”

“What are you doing?”

“Getting rid of your headache.” He undid the clip that held her hair in a ponytail together. “Relax.”

She tipped her head back and looked up at him. “Cook, knit and a hairstylist?”

He rolled his eyes and shook his head. “Do you think you can stay quiet for ten minutes? I guarantee your headache will go away if you do.”

“Ten minutes, huh?”

“I’m that good.”

“And modest,” she said.

“Are you going to be quiet now?”
She nodded and he noticed a slight wince before she tipped her head forward, and faced away from him. Her headache was probably stronger than she’d admitted.

SABRINA - MASSAGEHe ran his fingers through the length of her thick, soft hair, smoothing it away from her face, exposing her neck. He’d always been a sucker for a woman’s neck, searching for her erogenous zone. Sabrina’s smooth, long neck looked so damn stroke-able, lick-able, kissable—-all of the above.

Closing his eyes for a few seconds to compose himself he then leaned in closer, and moved his hands up to her forehead. Using his fingertips, he added gentle pressure on each side of her head—-her pleasurable sigh when he did this added pressure to his groin.

He stared straight ahead at the tree trunk, focusing on helping her find relief from her headache, and ignoring his mounting desire to explore the back of her neck with his lips. Mentally shaking that thought out of his head, he slid his hands to her scalp, kneading tender, small circular movements.

The sound of her low, soft moans conjured up sexy images in his head. He took deep breaths, calculating hockey statistics.

She pressed herself closer to him, and he hoped she was so deep into enjoying the massage that she wouldn’t feel what must be pressing hard into her lower back.

 ONCE UPON A KISS

COMING SOON TO AMAZON

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 “I love Selena’s funny, sexy and suspenseful characters and plots and the way she writes the characters’ emotions.” ~USA Today Best Selling Author, Cari Quinn

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SYNOPSIS:

She’s got the moxie.

Travel journalist Maddie Saunders has new attitude, and wants two new accessories to go with it. One, turn her triple-X fantasies into reality with Mr. Sex-On-Legs—her friend, Alex Donovan. And two, find her biological father to see if her gene pool has a deep end.

She never expected fulfilling both wishes would take her life down a drastically different path.

He’s got the secrets.

Alex Donovan, an investigative reporter, grits his teeth when he accepts a joint assignment to Hawaii with Maddie. He’s vowed to never get involved with any woman he can’t walk away from. Maddie falls under the heading of, “Look, but don’t touch.”

Trouble is, Maddie excels at giving Alex a hard time—in more ways than one.

Complicated? Absolutely.

Especially when Alex discovers the shocking, unexpected reason they were both sent to Hawaii.

Together they share laughter, tears, mystery and romance.

WARNING:

Side effects may include but not limited to, spontaneous, uncontrollable laughter, hot flashes and dangerous chocolate cravings.

Contents include, one kick-ass heroine and a sex-on-legs hero whose kiss could singe the eyebrows off a mannequin. Can be read in bed with someone special or a BOB (battery operated boyfriend). Please note: Batteries not included.

 WHAT A GIRL WANTS – EXCERPT:

He pulled her toward him with her back pressed against his chest and ran his lips up and down the back of her neck.

A soft sigh slipped out before she swallowed hard. “Donovan, I seriously think you are…”

He lowered her dress straps and sprinkled kisses on her shoulder. “I’m listening.”

He made his way across her back to her other shoulder, rubbing his hand up and down her arm. Thoughts of her naked skin pressed against his caused a magnificent laser show in his brain. It was a wonder he could put a sentence together. “You were saying?”

“Oh, gawd.” She leaned her forehead against the door. “I was saying that I think you are…” She sounded out of breath. “Alex…”

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There it was. His name on her lips in that breathy way. He ran his fingertips along the side of her face, then kissed her behind her ears, inhaling the subtle fruit-like aroma of her hair, and the lavender musky perfume at her throat.

Fresh, sexy and exotic. Everything male in him wanted everything female in her. “Yes?”

The breath she sucked in was unsteady. “You’re insane.”

He nibbled her earlobe. “Certifiable.”

She leaned her head back against his chest and looked up at him. Her eyes were a brighter green than normal and her pupils were dilated. The softness of her expression made him feel as dizzy, as if the air had been siphoned out of him.

He pressed himself closer to her. Stifling a groan, he rubbed his chin along the side of her face, tightened his hold over her fingers, and slipped her hand off the doorknob.

“Alex?”

He turned her around to face him. His heart raced and waves of wanting washed over him. “Yes?”

Desire as unadulterated as his reflected in her gaze as she said, “You need to stop doing that.”

He circled her waist, held her tight and kissed her even tighter. She parted her lips, inviting him in. She tasted like a mixture of chocolate and mint. Sweet and hot, just like her.

She wrapped her hands around his neck and met his tongue with each stroke. In and out. Slow at first and then harder and deeper, creating sensation after sensation through his body, and the best fuckin’ throbbing he had experienced in a long time.

He kissed the tip of her nose, her eyelids and each side of her mouth. Regaining some composure, he lifted his head and smiled. “That better?”

“Yes. No. I mean, you have to stop kissing me like that.”

He leaned his forehead against hers. “Why?”

“Because you’re giving me the wrong signal. Again.”

 

WHAT A GIRL WANTS is available on Amazon and all book distributors.

 

 


 

  Please note: The black and white images used in this blog, serve as inspiration for the characters in the books. If you own these images, please let me know and I will attribute your name to the picture or remove them at your request. Thank you.

TAMED by Emma Chase PLUS a giveaway

Please welcome New York Times Best Selling author, EMMA CHASE as she introduces you to the newly released TAMED, (Book 3 in the Tangled Series).

Her publisher is also giving away a paperback copy of TANGLED (detail below).

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Blurb:

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: girl meets player, they fall in love, player changes his ways.

It’s a good story. But it’s not our story. Ours is a lot more colorful.

When I met Dee, I knew right away that she was special. When she met me, she thought I was anything but special—I was exactly like every other guy who’d screwed her over and let her down. It took some time to convince her otherwise, but it turns out I can make a convincing argument when sex is at stake.

You might know where this story’s headed. But the best part isn’t where we ended up.

It’s how we got there.

Excerpt:

She puts on the helmet, but doesn’t climb on the Ducati right away. She stands on the sidewalk, hands on her hips, looking thoughtfully at it. “What would you say if I said I wanted to drive your motorcycle to the party?”

“I’d say you’re shit out of luck. I don’t ride bitch.”

She knocks me upside the head—but my helmet softens the blow. “Then let me take it for a ride myself. Just around the block.”

“I . . .don’t think so.”

She pouts.

I sigh. “Have you ever driven a motorcycle before?”

“No, but I’ve always wanted to.”

“Well, I’ve always wanted to fly, but that doesn’t mean I’m gonna strap on a squirrel suit and skydive from the god damn Empire State Building.”

She steps closer, and rubs her placating hands up my chest. “Come on, please? I’ll be really careful and grateful. Really grateful. Like . . .deviantly, let you handcuff me to the bed, kind of grateful.”

Forget the national broadcast system—this is the test. Am I going to stick to my man-guns, keep my pride, and protect my cherished vehicle from almost certain carnage? Or, am I going to be ruled by my dick and swayed by the promise of kinky, have-Dee-at-my-mercy-all-night-long, sex?

No contest.

“Riding bitch, it is.”

Selena’s Review 

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Thank you, Emma and your publisher for sending me the ARC in exchange for an honest review.

TAMED is the third book in the Tangled series, and although this is a standalone book, I would highly recommend readers dive into Tangled first, it will make reading TAMED that much more enjoyable.

For readers who have read Tangled, this book gives you another point of view to Kate and Drew’s love story.

TAMED is Matthew Fisher and Delores (Dee) Warren’s book, following the same timeline as Tangled and told in Matthew’s point of view.

Matthew is also a hump and dump man-whore, although not to the same extent as Drew. Matthew’s philosophy on love, marriage and life is tamer, less cynical and poignant.

Matthew is his own man in this book, even though he is crude at times (in one particular scene, he did the man-let’s-gross-a-woman-out-thing and I wanted to smack him), he isn’t as mocking and sarcastic as Drew. Matthew doesn’t pull a lot of dick-head moves. The reason I am comparing Matthew and Drew is that I want to point out in this review that Matthew’s voice is different from Drew’s, which is a good thing. Emma Chase does a great job in creating different hero’s and heroine’s with their own distinct voice.

Dee is a fun character and I liked that she wasn’t the stereotypical brainiac. She’s a rocket science, with a sexy, fun and naughty side who enjoyed torturing Drew with her quick wit (some of my favorite exchanges). Dee is strong, self-reliant and a loyal friend, and in this book we learn that Dee also has some anxiety when it comes to relationships and love, as does Matthew. Both of them are struggling with the same issues when it comes to taking the giant leap into a long term relationship.

The development of their friendship harbors no major conflicts, and no deep dark secrets or twists that tear them apart, but there is a wall that both have erected with fears, insecurities that they will have to work through to get to their own happy ending.

TAMED has all the elements of an Emma Chase romance; humor, witty dialogue, steam, spicy scenes and a love story that will endear you to the couple.

If a reader has read Holy Frigging Matrimony, they will know all about Matthew and Dee’s ending, however, TAMED is still enjoyable as Matthew and Dee’s journey from casual acquaintance to friends-with-major benefits to love is filled with cuteness, sweetness and guaranteed to make you smile from the first page until the last.

About Emma Chase:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABy day, Emma Chase is a devoted wife and mother who resides in a small, rural town in New Jersey. By night she toils away the hours bringing her colorful characters and their endless antics to life. She has a long standing love/hate relationship with caffeine.

Emma is an avid reader. Before her children were born she was known to consume whole books in a single day. Writing has also always been a passion and with the 2013 release of her debut romantic comedy, Tangled, the ability to now call herself an author is nothing less than a dream come true.

 

GIVEAWAY

To enter for your chance to win a paperback copy of TANGLED simply add a comment.

Good luck in the draw!

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A Naughty Novelist Plus A Givewaway

Please join me in welcoming, the talented, witty and always naughty, multi-published author, Erin Nicholas. Erin is also generously giving away one of her books (contest details below).

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TWISTED by Emma Chase Plus a Giveaway

I am pleased to showcase TWISTED by Emma Chase on THE TWISTED BLOG TOUR. If you haven’t read the first book in the series, TANGLED, I highly recommend you pick it up.

Win an e-book copy of TWISTED (details below).

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