Thursday, March 26, 2015

Throwback Thursday - Challenging Carter

The featured book this week is Challenging Carter, the final book in my Strip trilogy!

When the stakes are high, she's ready to shed more than her inhibitions-but will the man of her dreams rise to the challenge?

Dani's been in love with Carter forever. But she's nothing like the women he dates-glamorous, exciting, spotlight-ready. Instead, she's stuck in the 'best friend' role and can't seem to find a way out of it. Until a scheduling mix-up finds her enrolled in a strip aerobics class. Now this buttoned-down wallflower is finding her wicked side-and liking it!

What in the world happened to Carter's best bud? She's gone from sweet to sexy in ten seconds flat-and Carter's lucky enough to be around for the ride of a lifetime. But he knows from past experience that relationships don't last. He's got to get things back on track before the most important friendship in his life is damaged forever.

Problem is, Dani has no intention of going back to being "just friends". It's about time someone challenged Carter's assumptions about love and friendship-and Dani's just the woman to do it!

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Video(s) of the Week - Christopher Sean Times Two!

Monday's Crush, Christopher Sean, is currently on two shows - Hawaii Five-0 and Days of our Lives. Just to give you an idea of his range, here's some work from both of them:




Days of our Lives - CS plays Paul, a former pro pitcher currently breaking up Salem's only gay marriage. :)




Hawaii Five-0 - CS plays Gabriel Waincroft, Chin's brother in law and all around bad guy. (Warning: pretty brutal scene in the middle of this one.)

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Book BIN Tuesday - His Diamond of Convenience

Dmitri Markin meets his match! 

Twelve years ago, Victoria Calder made a mistake that cost her father his business. Now she finally has a chance to atone. And if that means going toe-to-toe with the arresting Dmitri Markin she's prepared to step into the ring…and put his on her finger!

Dmitri—former martial arts fighter, present-day pleasure seeker—is a man who likes to win. The beautiful Ms. Calder might have initially shocked him with her proposition, but there's more than one advantage to the deal she's proposing… If this dedicated bachelor is going to surrender to marriage it certainly won't be in name only!

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I'm a huge Maisey Yates fan, and this book sounds like quintessential, fantastic Presents. Plus - TATTOO. Gonna run on out and Buy It Now!


Monday, March 23, 2015

Man Crush Monday - Christopher Sean

I stopped watching soaps a while back - hard to stay up on them with the day job, and storylines weren't keeping my interest. But once again, a meant-to-be temporary roadblock to the HEA of a show's gay couple pulled me back in. Christopher Sean plays Paul, a former pro baseball pitcher who's Sonny's ex on Days of our Lives. And while the twists and turns of this love quadrangle (Sonny, his husband Will, Paul, and the hotel bellman Derrick who basically wanted to get together with any one of them) are definitely convoluted, one thing is clear - a big portion of the audience has jumped "ship" and decided Sonny and Paul are better together than Sonny and Will.

All I know is that Mr. Sean is outrageously talented, easy on the eye, and a great addition to the DAYS cast. (Also the Hawaii 5-0 cast, where he appears from time to time as Chin's former brother in law.)

Anywho. Check him out. Weekdays on Days of our Lives, NBC.


Thursday, March 19, 2015

Throwback Thursday - Strip Tease

Strip Tease was my second book published, but it sold the same day as Taking the Cake - Angela James sent me an offer on both of them at the same time. It would be an understatement to say that it was an exciting day for me! Both TtC and ST are set in Seattle, with overlapping characters (also including Challenging Carter's heroine), and were a blast to write.

He’s vice. She’s nice. This potent mix has to be handled with care...

The Strip Series, Book 2

It seemed easy enough. Hit the local all-male strip club, pick a likely target and hire him for her best friend’s bachelorette party. But the stripper who catches Caroline’s eye has a different agenda. He’s an undercover cop, and Caroline ends up under arrest—for solicitation!

Tony DiMarco realizes too late that he’s made a mistake. Caroline’s reputation and business are suffering, and he feels responsible. He feels something else too—the pull of red-hot desire. He wants Caroline, but she’s afraid that he’s just trying to make up for his mistake. Can this determined vice cop teach her to trust him?

Warning: This title contains the following explicit sex and graphic language.



Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Video of the Week - ESS Showreel!

Want to know why I'm such a big fan of Eric Sheffer Stevens? Here's a quick peek - sort of a greatest hits of his work for the past few years. (And, amazingly, nothing from As The World Turns, which is what put him on the radar for many of his fans!)



Eric Sheffer Stevens Showreel from Craig Trow on Vimeo.

So there you go. Enjoy!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Book BIN Tuesday - The Oak King

PG Forte has a new book out today! And it sounds gooooood....


Twice each year, Aine Murphy ventures into the woods to hold ceremonies to honor the Oak King and the Holly King, never dreaming these Lords of the Forest could be anything more than myth. When the legends spring to life in front of her, how can she help but fall for the sexy demi-gods she's loved all her life?

From midwinter to midsummer, Fionn O'Dair rules the Greenworld as the Oak King—a role he feels is beyond his abilities, and one that dooms him to a loveless future, forever craving the one man he can never allow himself to have. How can he resist what Aine offers—the sweet devotion that soothes his aching soul, and the slim chance to live a "normal" life as her husband, if only for half a year?

Holly King Kieran Mac Cuilenn never desired a human lover—until now. Seeing Fionn and Aine together fills him with longing for the love he threw away and awakens feelings he thought he'd buried with the last Oak King. Is there enough magic in the solstice to correct the mistakes he made years ago? Or is he doomed to be forever left out in the cold?



I've been waiting for this book for ages, and I'm so excited it's finally available! Why not join me and Buy It Now? 

Loose-Id

Monday, March 16, 2015

Man Crush Monday - Justin Baldoni

It's no secret. My favorite new show this season is Jane the Virgin - and though the entire cast is delightful, there's a special place in my heart for Rafael. Justin Baldoni plays him with just the right mix of romantic, humorous, arrogant, and sweet. If you haven't checked out this delightful show, you should start. Now! Go watch it now! Or at least tonight, on the CW.


Thursday, March 12, 2015

Throwback Thursday - Taking the Cake

Taking the Cake was my first published book, released by Samhain in August of 2006. A new cover in 2013 spruced it up nicely. I've got such a soft spot for this story!

TAKING THE CAKE

Mollie Mason is sure her night can't get any worse. Stuck in an inflatable rubber cake, she overhears her fiancé slamming her to the entire guest list of his bachelor party - and then she catches him cheating! But discovering that her high school crush has witnessed her humiliation is the icing on the cake.

Cade Gallagher has wanted Mollie for years. And when she asks him to prove to the world - and herself - that she's not just a good girl, he knows he'd be a fool to say no. But she wants just a temporary fling. Will two weeks be enough time to convince her to take a chance on him - forever?

A walk on the wild side with her favorite bad boy is just what this good girl needs!


Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Book BIN Tuesday - Chain of Command

Hey, Helenkay Dimon has a new book - and it's the start of a new series! Check it out below...
 
Book one of Greenway Range
 
Retired marine Sawyer Cain can't forget all he's seen and lost, but he can try to start over. Opening a gun range with his closest friends is the first step toward a new life—one where he finally buries the guilt he can't seem to shake. So much depends on the property he needs to buy…and the gorgeous but completely frustrating woman who refuses to sell it.
 
Hailey Thorne is done—with loss and with anything military, after the closest thing she had to an uncle died in Afghanistan. When Sawyer shows up on her porch he has military written all over him. He's one more in a long line of people who wants the land she inherited, and suddenly he's everywhere she goes. Hailey can't get the broad-shouldered, dirty-talking, dead-serious man out of her head. Or her life.
 
Sawyer's not above using his skills in the bedroom to try to convince her to sell, and Hailey is more than willing to let him. Their pleasure-only arrangement works…until emotions get in the way. But Sawyer has a secret he's convinced will have Hailey hating him forever, and Hailey's not willing to risk loving anyone she could lose.
 
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Sounds awesome, right? Don't you want to run right out and Buy It Now?