Posted by Tawny Weber Nov 30 2010, 5:44 am in Babe in Toyland, book launch party, Tawny Weber
I’m so ready to celebrate the holidays!! I love this time of year. All of it- the baking, the crafts, the gift wrapping, the pretty lights and the fabulous music. I’m a sucker for a holiday movie and a sap over anything wrapped by a kid. I adore the whispered secrets and have been known to get teary eyed over watching my kids decorating cookies with my husband’s questionable help.
And this year, I’m celebrating a little bit extra. I am so excited to have a holiday story out, it’s like that extra sparkle of tinsel on the tree for me.
A BABE IN TOYLAND Excerpt:
He could barely see her through the crowd. Bikers were shoulder to shoulder with what looked like bankers from the S&L on the corner. Mixed in were a few gals with huge hair that he suspected worked at the beauty salon in the mall.
“What the hell…” He stared, slack jawed, as Rita waved her hand, all game-show-hostess like, over the array of vividly colored items spread across the tailgate of his truck.
“What the hell are these?” she clarified, stepping around two blondes to greet him.
Even knowing he was no better than one of Pavlov’s pups, Tyler’s gaze swept over her face, now pinup girl exotic. Her hair, still in a ponytail, but she’d done something to make it look like all fifties-movie-star flirty. She was still in the same jeans she’d worn earlier, but she’d replaced her red puffy jacket with a black studded leather one.
Tyler’s mouth watered.
“These are toys,” she said. It took him five seconds and the direction of her pointing finger to remember the question.
“I realize they’re sex toys. Why are they here? Now? On my truck?” He stared, fixated, on a foot long, neon green monstrosity with a head—an actual face—of a dinosaur.
Her laugh was all it took to rip his gaze from the freakish dildo and back to her face. She ran her tongue over her upper teeth, to hide a smirk, he was sure.
“I see you’re interested in the T-Sex. The dinosaur of dildos,” she explained, sounding like a TV commercial hawking a new model car. “Guaranteed to make your woman roar with pleasure.”
“What am I doing with them? Selling them, of course,” she said, indicating the little slips of paper she’d tucked underneath each toy. He squinted, seeing she’d not only written up descriptions, but detailed sex and position suggestions along with the asking price.
Tyler was grateful the icy wind was there to cool his cheeks before the heat became apparent.
Didn’t matter, though. Rita, probably having a special radar for that kind of thing, chuckled.
She leaned forward and gave his cheek a soft pat. The smooth touch of her fingers making him want to grab her wrist and nibble his way up her arm.
“Don’t worry, big boy,” she purred. “You can have first dibs. I’ll even give you a good-driver discount.”
The only thing that kept Tyler from grabbing her by that tiny waist, tossing her in the bed of the truck and showing her just exactly how good he could drive was the six-and-a-half-foot biker in studded leather who’d tapped her on the shoulder and asked the price of a set of candy cane styled nipple rings.
And that, my friends, is the beginning of true love
To celebrate the release of A BABE IN TOYLAND and IT MUST HAVE BEEN THE MISTLETOE, and because the holiday season just screams for a little extra fun – I’m having a contest trio. One contest on my website, one contest on my Facebook page and another for my newsletter. You can check them out –and enter any and all if you’d like –on my blog December first. But… that’s not enough, is it? How about we kick it up even more and I’ll give away three copies of IT MUST HAVE BEEN THE MISTLETOE to three commenters today! To win, all you have to do is check out NAUGHTY IS NICE, my free read over on eHarlequin, and tell me in the comments which character is your favorite
Posted by Guest Nov 29 2010, 6:30 am in Uncategorized
by KJ Howe I had the pleasure of reading a fabulous book this month, A VERY SIMPLE CRIME by Grant Jerkins. Grant explores a few hot topics, including mental illness in a marriage, extreme sibling rivalry, and just how far people will go to get what they desire. I was compelled to reach out to Grant, hoping that he would join us in the lair and share some of his thoughts about these fascinating facets of his novel and I’m thrilled he agreed. Please welcome talented author Grant Jerkins!!! Thank you all for the opportunity to play a small role
Posted by Suzanne Ferrell Nov 28 2010, 6:15 am in Been Experimenting Again, cooking, Suzanne Ferrell
by Suzanne We just had Thanksgiving so I’m sure a lot of you are tired of cooking. It takes me from Monday to Thursday to wrangle that particular meal for thirty minutes of eating! But the fun and family being togther is soooo worth the effort. And Lyndsey’s Caramel Apple Pie is the topper of the evening! There are two times I experiment in the kitchen. 1. I’m bored. 2. I’m procrastinating. Uhm, this week, it’s probably the latter as with Christmas fast approaching boredom is NOT on the agenda! So here’s my latest creation: SUE’S CHEESY CORN BISQUE 4
Posted by Jo Robertson Nov 27 2010, 5:05 am in Fame, Jo Robertson
by Jo Robertson Fame. It’s such an illusive quality. Who determines when a person achieves it? Is notoriety fame? If so, the headlines that screech about Paris and Britney would be blasting the fame of those dubious divas. This past March Paul Scofield died at the ripe old age of eighty-six. He’s best known for his portrayal of Sir Thomas More, the historical cleric who defied Henry VIII in the classic A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS based on Robert Bolt’s play. Ah, what wonderful lines Scofield had! And Robert Shaw as Henry wasn’t half bad. My point is that Scofield
Posted by Nancy Northcott Nov 27 2010, 4:55 am in Bandit Booty, Black Friday
Thanks so much to everyone who stopped by to keep me company today! I have two prizes to give away. Sea Swept, by Nora Roberts, goes to Dianna. My extra copy of bandita Jeanne Adams’s fabulous Deadly Little Secrets goes to Leni. Winners should email their snail mail addresses to me via the link at the top of the blog (just under “Bandit News” on the right, where it says “click here to email us”) and put “for Nancy” in the subject line of the email. Or you can send the info to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks again to everyone who stopped
Posted by Nancy Northcott Nov 26 2010, 6:20 am in animal adoption, castoffs, Chesapeake Trilogy
by Nancy “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” How often have you heard that? Maybe you know someone–or even are someone–who can go to a yard sale, buy the clunkiest looking bunch of stuff, and turn it into something gorgeous. I suspect such people are related to the ones who actually know what they’re doing when they browse the aisles at Michaels. They’re the same people who can go to a flea market or an estate sale, buy a moldy old piece of furniture for a song, and refinish it so that it regains its former beauty. Or buy
Posted by Kate Carlisle Nov 25 2010, 5:10 am in Kate Carlisle, recipes, Thanksgiving
By Kate It’s Thanksgiving Day here in the USA and many of us are looking forward to celebrating the day by cooking, watching football, and eating too much. Oh, and we also give thanks for that which we’ve been blessed. Now, as some of you may know, I am officially known as the worst cook in the world. No, really. I burn things. All the time. Our smoke alarm gets a real workout whenever I step into the kitchen.And yet, for my family, I took a chance and cooked several side dishes for the holiday. So what do I have
Posted by Christina Brooke Nov 25 2010, 4:50 am in Bandit Booty, Christine Wells interview, Kieran Kramer
posted by Christine WellsThank you to Kieran Kramer for a fun day! The winners of Kieran’s fabulous prizes are: Maureen (ARC of Dukes to the Left of me, Princes to the Right)Helen (ARC of Dukes to the Left of me, Princes to the Right)Silygoos (Copy of When Harry Met Molly) CONGRATULATIONS!! Please email me your address and Kieran will send you these fabulous prizes:christine @ christine-wells DOT com
Posted by Guest Nov 24 2010, 5:01 am in Uncategorized
by KJ Howe Please welcome the fabulous Amy Atwell who is sharing her very unique and entertaining perspective on her publication journey! Welcome, Amy! A huge shout of thanks to all the Bandits for inviting me to blog today. I’ve been on a whirlwind tour celebrating my debut release Lying Eyes from Carina Press. Today, I want to share my journey to publication and why I think I’m smarter than an iconic fictional heroine. When I say the name Scarlet O’Hara, what sort of images does it conjure for you? Spoiled beauty. Cold-hearted businesswoman. Hard-working daughter. Stubborn and blinded by
Posted by Beth Andrews Nov 24 2010, 4:00 am in A Marine For Christmas, Bandit Booty, Beth Andrews
Thanks to everyone for celebrating the launch of A MARINE FOR CHRISTMAS! Congratulations to: Laurie Faelan Elizabeth Pissenlit You’ve all won a copy of A MARINE FOR CHRISTMAS. Please send your snail mail info to me at: email@example.com Thanks again!