Wednesday Check In – The Circling Maximus

So my family demanded, and got, a bookcation out of me over the weekend. I tried my best to stay off social media (didn’t do that great, but I did try) except to thank hosts from my blog tour. I guess most people didn’t tag me so I’m stuck not able to thank everyone who participated :\ Still rearranging my house while hubs paints each room, so things are in a bit of an upheaval around here. I did manage to mail out my release day party prizes!

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Still struggling to find enough time to read. Between writing, family responsibilities, work, child rearing, house cleaning, dog wrangling, exercising, food preparation, chief laundress duties, and larder stocker there just isn’t a lot of ‘avid reader’ time left. I’m lucky to get in a chapter at the end of the night before falling asleep with my kindle.

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A side note on the dog wrangling: We have now been informed that we need to get Maximus a weighted vest to wear to simulate heavy work so he wears himself out faster and chills more. This seems extreme but I’ve never had a dog quite like Max before so we’re considering it. Anyone have experience with this?

 

 

As soon as this posts I’m turning off Queen radio and hitting my Construction book. It is not going quickly.

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Should have the rough draft of Eden done by next Wednesday. I’ll try to check back in to let you know and give you another sneak peak 😀 Hope you’re all having a good week! What are you reading?

Simultaneous Release Day Giveaway Parties! Tonight, Wed Nov 23, 2016!

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Screwing Around, Book 2 of my Tinseltown Temptress series releases today, November 23, 2016 and we’re celebrating with simultaneous internet Release Day parties here on facebook (http://bit.ly/2f1I3A3) and on my tumblr 😀 (http://bit.ly/20F9RNm)

facebook sweepstakes prizes include:
◾️ excellent condition second hand books by Laurell K. Hamilton, Diana Gabaldon, and many more
◾️ 2 – $5 & 1 – $20 Amazon gift cards
◾️ author personalized bookmarks
◾️ chocolate chip cookies (possibly homemade?)
◾️ novelty candy / confetti (as pictured, look close)

Stop by any time before 8pm Nov. 23rd and enter to win by following the directions on each prize package post (find them in the discussion tab). Door prize drawings will begin a little after 8pmE and all prizes will be awarded by 10pmE. Winners will be contacted through messenger, must be willing to provide me with a mailing address, and must be eighteen & older only please. Though all postal codes are welcome, prizes can only be claimed by addresses within the continental US. Sorry international friends, shipping is pricey.

Please attend! Don’t miss out on this chance to celebrate my book release with me. Free books, treats, and fun 😀

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Screw Up ~ free Nov 21 – 25 : http://amzn.to/1QQzz9P
Screwing Around ~ free Nov 24 – 27 : http://amzn.to/2d5GGQJ
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Three’s Company Too

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 an excerpt from the (6,000 word) article:

“It is him, Julie. I told you!” Leane exclaimed just loudly enough for CT to catch it.

“Shhh. Oh my God, Leane. So embarrassing.”

“Why should you be embarrassed that he’s CT?” Leane snorted. He looked up at us and smiled, giving us a little half wave of acknowledgement. “He probably loves meeting fans.”

“Just be quiet, Leane. Not at a doctor’s office, I’m sure.” Then to CT, “Sorry, not trying to intrude.”

“Oh, no intrusion.” He seemed pleased to be recognized, even scooched closer to them on his padded bench. “You’re fans then?”

“Not me,” Leane blurted out. “She is. Probably seen all your movies.” This last she said in a sing song teasing way and I tried to blush.

“Well, that’s flattering,” he said politely. “Glad you liked my performances.”

“She doesn’t like them, she loves them.” She slid her arm around my shoulders and hugged me to her. “Don’t you sweetie?”

“Stop it, Leane.” I laughed good-naturedly and played at shrugging off my feigned embarrassment. “She’s right, I am a huge fan of your work.”

“Yeah,” she cut in, “your work,” and waggled her eyebrows at him, giggling.

“Thanks. What’s been your favorite role so far?”

“I really like your new tv show.”

“Great!” He seemed almost shocked to hear it.

“But my favorite is probably Travis from Lightning Strikes. Such a deep film and the characters were amazingly real. You were wonderful.”

“That’s one of my favorites too,” he replied, voice tinged with genuine pride.

“Didn’t hurt that you were naked for the middle third of the movie,” Leane dropped, running a fingertip slowly up my arm and smiling as CT noticed and licked his lips.

“Made for a cold shoot,” he said, making light of her comment but still riding high off of my praise.

“Don’t downplay it. I thought you and Kelly Crane achieved a lot in those scenes. A lot of actors would have seen them as erotic throwaways but you both took the story’s themes and elevated them using just your bodies. Incredible really.” The more I fan gushed at him the more open his body language became so I didn’t bother to hide my true love and admiration for his chosen form of professional artistic expression, I just let it roll out over him in a rush. I picked out two smaller, but juicy roles and told him how masterful he’d been in those, all the while being lightly petted by my scorching hot, young and nubile girlfriend. During this his ass inched him completely down the bench to end directly across from us and it seemed like the next stop on its tour of the waiting room was our laps.

“Well, always nice to meet a fan. Can I sign something for you? Take a picture?”

“Oh no, I couldn’t possibly make you do that.” I waved off the star service, but Leane got a scrap of paper and a pen out of her bag. Instead of handing it to him she started scribbling on it.

“It’s no trouble, really.” He seemed to truly desire this common fan interaction, but I knew that a pic would be the kiss of death to all our plans so I kept waving it off.

At this point, a medical assistant wearing hello kitty scrubs called mine and Leane’s fake names to usher us into our appointment, early after all.

“See, no time for selfies.” I stood and held out my hand to shake. “It was lovely meeting you.”

He and Leanne both stood then. CT taking my hand but then leaning in for a half hug and to air kiss near my cheek. As a result of our close proximity the back of his hand pressed up against my left breast and I felt my nipples tighten into diamond hard nubs at the slight stimulus. Hoping he’d felt my sexual response to his nearness, I glanced into his eyes as we parted before diverting my gaze shyly to the floor and walking briskly away. Following our protocol, Leane avoided close physical contact with CT but smiled broadly at him and gave him her note. It was meant to seem like a spontaneous offer, a spur of the moment invitation, but in reality we’d agreed on the wording days before.

My girl loves your fine ass, LOVES  YOU!
and I have heard her describe how she
wants to suck you off. I’d love to
watch you FUCK her ♥ Do you want
to watch us together?
Meet us at the _______ Hotel bar.
We’re going back there after this for  lunch then a nap ♥

This approach was, of course, very tricky.

keep reading for the entire (M rated ~ 6,000 word) article as it appeared on TFP


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Need some distracting smut to get you mind off things?

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Wednesday Check In – 2 weeks until Screwing Around releases!!

Trying (in vain, unfortunately) to catch up with my week’s bullet points that got away from me. My schedule is always packed but the last few days has really pushed the bulk of my work onto the end of the week. Pfhew! How will I do it all?!?

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Quite a few of the books I got from my review group on fb just weren’t my thing. I didn’t feel right giving them bad reviews when they just weren’t my preferred reading. But I have to wonder what the authors thought submitting some of them to me when I specifically asked for erotic romance / soft sci-fi. Currently re-reading, The Mote in God’s Eye, but I might put it down for a bit and start The Boss by Abigail Barnette tonight. It’s free on Amazon and I’ve been dying to read more of Jenny Trout’s work.

Very busy studying for my contracting license. I’m sure it’s more difficult since I’ve never officially worked construction. Hammering away at the book anyway. Pun totally intended.

I’ve been emailing out tons of Screwing Around (and Screw Up, c’mon people what have you been waiting for??) review copies. If you’re looking to get either book free I suggest you sign up for my mailing list.

Participating in NaNoWriMo has been pretty challenging so far. I think I’m only behind about 1,000 words but I like to work with a surplus. Less pressure. My WIP this time is a paranormal romance. Lots of human / vampire intrigue and misunderstandings.

What does your week look like? Read anything great lately?