Friday, August 22, 2014

Discover Fortune by Destiny Blaine



Rise to Power, Search for Pride Book Four: Fortune by Destiny Blaine
Release Date: August 15th at eXtasy Books
Paranormal MFM and MFM+
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FORTUNE
 “The older the money, the more valued the man and his lion’s share”

After Ariela’s abduction at Lane Livingston’s Catwalk premiere, Lane returns to the Valley of Fire hoping Ariela will soon be released. Angst-ridden, Livingston turns to a former submissive and Ariela is released in time to catch him in the throes of passion. Distraught over Lane’s behavior, Ariela sets some ground rules.

Lane Livingston loves his mate but he won’t let her run over him. Ariela isn’t one to share even if a dominant man expects it so they’re at a crossroads in their relationship.

Ariela’s mates willingly share her because of Ariela’s demanding lioness breeding bouts and she expects mutual understanding. After forgiving Lane for his indiscretions by deciding he wasn’t committed to her at the time of his affair, Ariela and Lane mate for the first time. As their fiery passion burns wild, Ariela senses her other mates slipping away.

Jagger, Leon, and Sanchez go to the desert in hopes of finding Ariela but when they discover Ariela at Lane’s home, they realize she is in awe of her new mate. Ariela is pregnant with Lane’s child and is inexplicably drawn to him, something Lane knew would happen all along. 

Read the Rise to Power, Search for Pride Books in order and visit http://www.extasybooks.com/rise-to-power-search-for-pride to view the beautiful Martine Jardin covers created for this completed series

Rise to Power: Search for Pride

Book One: POWER
“There’s nothing sexier than a successful man, except the carnal beast inside him.”   

Book Two: MONEY  
“Every man, every beast, has a price” 

Book Three: FAME 
“When money and power aren’t enough” 

Book Four: FORTUNE
 “The older the money, the more valued the man and his lion’s share”

Book Five: INFLUENCE
“The right people can push a man to his limits” 

Author Bio:
International bestselling author Destiny Blaine is an award-winning e-book and paperback author. She writes under several pseudonyms in various genres. Writing as Destiny Blaine, her books are published by eXtasy Books, Siren Publishing, Dark Hollows Press, and Champagne Book Group. Her past westerns and erotic romance novellas have been #1 in several genre categories at Amazon. 

When Destiny isn't writing, she loves spending time with her granddoll in Connecticut. Destiny and her husband enjoy watching NFL and college football and attending music festivals, book events, and nearby beaches.

Destiny's favorite pastime is reading about intelligent ALPHA males who know how to take the lead in all situations. In October 2014, she will host a writing workshop for new and seasoned writers. For more information visit http://www.destinyblaineworkshops.com
 
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Buy Link for Rise to Power, Search for Pride Series Books

Talking with Monica Corwin and Win with Breathless Press

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Now let's talk with author Monica Corwin....



Can you please tell us about your latest/upcoming book(s)?
I always seem to have upcoming books but the one I think you are referring to is You May Kiss the Bride. (I had three releases this month) It's about a woman who is left at the altar and rebounds like a champ.

How did you come with the idea for this story?
I considered what it would be like to be left at the altar and what I would do in that situation. I'd hope I'd handle it as well as my heroine at least.

Who is your ultimate "book boy/girlfriend"? You know, that hottie you read about and drool over.
My book boyfriend…I've had SO many over the years…Asher (from LKH Anita Blake series), Valek (from Maria Snyder's Study Series), King Arthur from now until forever. I've been in love with every incarnation of him since I was 14.

Who is your Celebrity crush? And what would you do if you ever meet them?
Ha I have so many celebrity crushes. My main one I have to say is Benedict Cumberbatch. He is just the perfect mix of sex appeal and intellect. I'd probably try not to fawn over him and speak to him like a human so he might want to see me again. Also, I'd be squealing on the inside.

If you could collaborate with another author on a secret project, who would you pick to work with and why?
Karen Harbaugh times 1000. She is an amazing writer and has some a cool imagination. I think we would mesh well during the process. If you haven't read her vampire historical fiction Night Fires (DO IT) it's one of my favourite books.

About 'You May Kiss the Bride'


Helena Banks and Alex Parker are meant to be...if they can get past the secrets, lies, corporate espionage.

Helena Banks has the perfect life. Well, she thought she did until her perfect fiancé left her in the limo outside her perfect wedding. Like any strong woman she rallied with the help of one super sexy limo driver. But is he really who he says he is?
Alex Parker never wanted a complicated life. He lives for his work and that had always been enough. When fate drops a damsel in distress on his radar he realizes he's not content after all.
But Alex has a secret...one that will turn Helena's perfect life even more upside down. Can she handle it, or him?

  Available at Publisher


Teaser Excerpt:


A quiet knock sounded at the door, and Alex went to sign for the food without me even making a move to get up. The aroma of melted cheese hit me full force. I surged to my feet, ready to make a beeline for the tray when the alcohol caught up to me and I wobbled, about to keel over. Alex had nowhere near my level of intoxication and caught me smoothly. He could do nothing but help buffer the fall with his arms.
We both landed on the plush faux fur in a tangle of limbs. The silk of my outfit did little to disguise any part of me, and when we both stilled, he was laying in the curve my open thighs created. Alex pushed up on his arms, removing his comforting weight off my chest, but made no move to get up.
Those green eyes ensnared me, and I did the thing I had been dying to do since I watched his lips wrap around the bottle earlier. They were just as soft as I imagined and tasted like lemon and beer. He didn't respond at first, but when I probed the seam of his mouth with my tongue, it felt like an electric current shot through both of us. He wrapped one arm around my back, and the other hand tangled in the mass of curls at the nape of my neck. Effortlessly he pulled me into his body while pressing his hips into mine.
Not even a Disney kiss could have been as equally magical. His tongue traced mine with a demanding edge I savored as small currents of need sparked from the tips of my fingers all the way to my toes. I would have stayed there for hours if the sound of the door lock opening to a keycard hadn't broken the spell between us. We both looked up just in time to register the shocked face of my former fiancé.


About the Author:

Monica Corwin is an outspoken writer who believes romance is for everyone no matter their preferences. Displaced in Central Pennsylvania, Monica Corwin attempts to spend her days writing away in her home by the river. In reality she chases around a toddler and writes when she can. In her free time she drinks entirely too much coffee and collects tomes on King Arthur. Monica Corwin has over thirteen published works from publishers such as Crimson Romance and Cleis Press. You can find her on the web at www.monicacorwin.com
  
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Thursday, August 21, 2014

WRITERS WRITE... WRITING PARTNERS FEUD ~ Cougar or Sugar Daddy





Z:  August 21 is Senior Citizens Day.  Yea Old People.  You getting yourself some? (Implements the well-embrowed dirty-ole man lift and drop)
A:  Some what?  (Offers, humorously, the dried-to-a-prudish-prune expression as she tries not to laugh)
Z:  Considering your age... senior lovin'.
A:  That is far too personal.  ( She puts an empty plastic cup over the single finger salute she was giving Zi) Anywho, I'd want me a boy toy.  May-December... Rita Rudner once quipped, “Men reach their sexual peak at eighteen. Women reach theirs at thirty-five. Do you get the feeling that God is playing a practical joke?”
Z:   Thirty-five was a fortnight of Decembers ago.  (Straightens his stance and tilts the desk light behind his head creating a halo effect as if offering her a look upon God's countenance.  Noting her confusion and lack of humor, he twists the lamp to shine on his bearded face like a spotlight and using a comic voice, holds a pencil as a mike) What is the difference between girls aged: 8, 18, 28, 38, 48, 58 and 68? At 8 - You take her to bed and tell her a story. At 18 - You tell her a story and take her to bed. At 28 - You don't need to tell her a story to take her to bed. At 38 - She tells you a story and takes you to bed. At 48 - You tell her a story to avoid going to bed. At 58 - You stay in bed to avoid her story. At 68 - If you take her to bed, that'll be a story!  TaDa!  Don't forget to tip your waiters and waitresses.
A:  So funny I lost my humor bone.
Z:  Forgot to laugh?  Sure sign of aging.
A:  Humph!  You're aging, I'm vintage and adorable.  By the way, did you know that older men are more likely to be married than older women of the same age.  (Rummages in her drawers {not her pants} finds what she is seeking, and then bangs away with a ping-pong paddle)  Older men choose not just from their own age pool but also from tons of younger women, especially when the guy has lots of  mulla. 
Z:  Mulla?  Is that an actual word?  (Watches the ball attached to the paddle go back and forth, inches away from his prized ceramic armadillo)
A:  Note from last week, you can find the word in my personal dictionary.  Money… rich… wealthy...  Scrooge McDuck ripe and ready for gold diggers galore.  There might even be a club catering to the old man, young woman, y'know a meet and greet.  He brings his oxygen tank.  She brings her booty and implants.
Z:  Cold!
A:  Funny!
Z:  Jealous?
A:  (Wiggles her ample boobage)  Nope!
Z:  (Ignores her antic)  One juicy scandal in the UK is the relationship between Rupert Murdoch, aka, Sugar Daddy, and his (now famous) wife Wendi Deng, aka Sugared Up.  Thirty-eight year age difference. Dog!  They married when she was thirty and he was sixty-eight (just 2 weeks after his second divorce was finalized).  Money is the best deodorant. 
A:  (Ping-ponged rubber ball hits the armadillo, it falls, she catches it, grins sheepishly and puts the 'dillo (not to be confused with dildo) back and the paddle away... sticks it in her cleavage peeking from her blouse... the it was the paddle... sees the ball dangling... smiles and tried to paddle it downward... yes, everything bounced)  An eighty year-old man who married the 20-year-old girl. During his pre-wedding physical, the doctor cautioned, "Joe, you might want to take it easy at first. After all sex can kill."  After a thoughtful moment, Old Joe responded, "Well, I reckon, if she dies, she dies." (The story ended as the rubber ball smacked her face)
Z:  George Burns noted,  "Sex at age ninety is like trying to shoot pool with a rope."   I guess with enough cash one can forgive flaccid flopage.  You of all people can understand flopage!
A:  Or maybe consider Viagra. 
Z:  Hmmmm, gotta worry about the ole ticker.  Y'know there are side effects.
A:  Well, the four hour can't get a plop-plop-fizz-fizz-oh-what-a-relief-it-is might be a bonus for the gal. 
Z:  Not nice, girl!
A:  Been chocolate free for sixty-nine hours.  Side effects.
Z:  (Offers his condolences as well as his last piece of candy)
A:  (A snatch and grab occurs and Ang beams)  Y'know, not just money but power... is sexy.
Z:  Brings to mind one very powerful and very, very happy man and his current lady of just this side of the legal baby blanket.  Hugh Heffner and bunny bump du jour... the dude is an old horn-dog.  Anyone male that grew up in the  Playboy era saw Heff as an iconic randy image.
A:  Heff was about the boobs.  Playboy pages show them off with elegance and soft lighting along with thought-provoking, intelligent articles, but in the end it comes down to most men like biggums.  No criticism, just a statement.
Z:  (Chews bubble gum and blows as if trying to create a booby image) A wealthy man in his 70s brought a beautiful twenty-something blonde to lunch at his country club. His golf buddies were duly impressed and asked him, “How did you land such a young, gorgeous girlfriend?” He replied, “She’s not my girlfriend. She’s my wife.” “Wow! How did you manage that?”  “Easy. I lied to her about my age.”  “So did you tell her that you were 50?”  “No, I told her that I was 90.”  Heff was about the money and power found in boobs.
A: Demi Moore, aka Cougar, and Ashton Kutcher, aka Sexy Stud. (Offers a sigh worthy of an eighteen-year-old) She's fifteen years older in this May-December relationship.  
Z:   Good for her!  (Pauses, sucks in his gum and cracks it)  “I'm not ancient, darling. I'm only fifty. And when it comes to sex a woman of fifty can often outlast a man half her age.”   Barbara Taylor Bradford said that.
A:  The question is do younger men want to last?  There is a wam-bam-thank-you-ma'me culture.  And in some ways older gals appreciate that get-in-and-get-out-I-got-knitting-to-do dating.
Z: It didn't last... the relationship... I wasn't there for the sexy... was she a bag lady... having far too much baggage... or was she the Mrs. Robinson type, just wanting a boy toy?
A:  She could have been both.  What older man or woman doesn't, except for us.  We're baggage free and neither of us want a boy toy.  (Thinks she told a joke and laughs loudly...  Is the only one who does)  Life experiences are different. 
Z:  I danced to the young Elvis whereas a young hottie might have danced to Elvis Costello. 
A: Take Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart.  He has more than twenty years on her.
Z:  Hans Solo pierced his ear... what's with that?  Trying to act young?
A:  (Another of those young-girl sighs)  Hans Solo is ageless and can do whatever he wants.  What's up with Modern Family's Ed O'Neill and  Sofia Vergara.  They portray a May-December relationship on the show. 
Z:  On the show he's well established... had his pick of ladies his age... there are more his age... most financially set... but he opted for the massive boobage ( physical and mental)  But if the tables were turned would she have married a young him?  Could she?  Would she even want to?  He wouldn't have his considerable assets as a youngster, or his quirky charm.  So the question is are these relationships about money, power, sex, or love.  The romantic in me wants it to be about love... but the practical gum cracker knows it is far more complex.  I say she would have seen his charm and snuggled up to it, regardless of age.
A:  Charm?  (Doesn't wait for a response)  Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones. He's got a quarter century on her as well, exactly so since they share a birthday.
Z:  The dude said that oral sex caused his type of throat cancer.  Was that the price to pay to keep a hottie?
A:  Cynic!
Z:  (Accidently swallows his gum and turns blue for a second but rouses with vigor) Mike is the cynic... he smoked and drank... wanted to stud up by revealing he was a star between her legs.
A:  TMI!
Z:  Read this... August 28 is Race Your Mouse Around The Icons Day
A:  I got your mouse.
Z:  Huh?  (Looked shocked!)
A:  Your computer control.  (Holds up his wireless mouse)

LOVE LETTERS (Work in Progress)
EXCERPT

“Here’s the deal,” Judy said, “I’d like to take you home with me.  Are you up for it?”  She waited a few seconds bouncing the remnants of a snide grin, “Once I get you home, you will be up for it.”  She laughed then winked at him, and noticed he was uncomfortable.  Retreating she asked, “Are you in a relationship?”

“No.”

“Is it the age difference?” she asked, her fallback query whipped her yet loosened his restraint.

“A little.”  The hint of shame invaded the texture of his expression.

“Don’t be.  We live in a new time.  Cougars are the new black.  Actually lived long enough to the the in thing.”  She chuckled, “I’m not that old.  By the way… older women are far better and far more grateful.  Less maintenance.  And Carl, no one will ever know unless you share it.”  She lit his imagination’s bonfire.

“What are we talking about?’’  This was not a feigned quick response but actual confusion.

She giggled, recognizing he missed what she thought was a bold pass on her part.  “I asked you to come over to my place.”

“Why?” the thump of he-has-no-clue fell loudly.

“So I might blow your brains out.”




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