The WINNER IS….

The winner from the Big Cocks and Shamrocks Blog Hop is Leanna H!  Leanna won either a copy of one book from my Strange Bedfellows series!  Thanks again for all your kind comments and support of both my blog and the blogs of the others!  You all rock!!

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Two of my favorite things.

Thus begins our celebration of all things sexy and Irish.  I’ve never made any secret that I’m a huge fan of our boys from the Emerald Isle.  In fact, all an Irish dude really has to do to get Lexxxy in bed is talk.  That rugged accent with the aggressive Rrrrsss and drawn out vowels always makes me warm and gooey in all the right places.  Sadly, I’ve never written an Irish hero, but I can almost guarantee that I will at some point in the future.  So I thought that just for St. Paddy’s Day, I’d salute some of my favorite muses that hail from Ireland…

1.  Liam Neeson.  He’s the voice of Aslan.  He trained Batman AND Obi-Wan Kenobi.  He took on a teen sex slave ring BY HIMSELF.  For Heaven’s sake he’s Zeus!  What’s not to like about Liam Neeson?  As a younger actor, he was always cast as the big, crazy awkward guy because of his height and general largeness, but it wasn’t until movies like The Good Mother and Rcillianob Roy that he started to be noticed as a smouldering sexpot.  Girls like a guy that’s willing to beat the shit out of someone for the woman that they love.  Especially if its beating the shit out of MANY for the woman they love.

2.  Bono.  I’ve always had a love affair with Bono.  But who doesn’t love a smart, socially-conscious guy that can also sing?  Did I mention that he’s been up for a Nobel Peace Prize???

3.  Cillian Murphy.  So some people think he’s a little creepy.  Others refer to him as “that pretty Irish girl,” but this Irish actor is one of my favorites.  I was first mesmerized by his gorgeous blue eyes when he played Dr. Jonathan Crane/ Scarecrow in Batman Begins.  Ever since I’ve been a HUGE fan. I even managed to sit through a zombie movie for him!  He’s got this evil, yet angelic magnetism that drives me wild.  And then of course, he’s got this thick brogue that makes me shiver all over.  Don’t believe me?  Just watch the scene in 28 Days Later when he’s in the church and shouts “Father?”  OMG.

HisPhantomCaress_72dpiAlright, I’ll stop.  But only so I can remind you about the other stops on the Hop.  Each author is doing a fantastic giveaway AND you can enter to win the GRAND PRIZE by stopping by the Rafflecopter link.   As for my own giveaway, leave a comment below and I’ll choose a winner next weekend to receive a copy of my spankin’ new book in the Strange Bedfellows series:  “His Phantom Caress.”

Have a safe and happy St. Patrick’s Day!  Slainte!

New Book! His Phantom Caress

HisPhantomCaress_72dpiCan ghost stories be sexy?  Believe it or not its a big contraversy.  My husband, author Tally Johnson, is a ghost hunter of much reknown.  In fact, one of these days he’ll be on TV exposing the masses to his southern accent and wit, but I digress.  He says that a ghostly erotic romance is unrealistic because it would be like “making love to a warm summer breeze.”  Yes, that was a direct quote.  Knowing how he feels about this topic, I was very cautious when constructing the new installment of the Strange Bedfellows series.

In the book, Cali and the Oubliette gang are trying to reunite a grieving widow, Elizabeth, with her dead husband, Rhys.  They had the perfect life and were about to start a family together.  That is, until Rhys died suddenly. leaving Elizabeth questioning her sanity and desperate for closure.  She turns to Cali for help, but bringing someone back from the dead isn’t easy.  Enter a mysterious necromancer named Salazar who seems to be the answer to their prayers.  But accepting his help means accepting an ominous proposition.

Rhys Grayson is, essentially, a ghost.  In a very Patrick Swayze/ Demi Moore ghostly kind of way.  Ultimately, the goal of this story was to allow the husband and wife one more night of passion before he crosses over.  But every time I sat down to write it, I could hear Tally and his “warm summer breeze” comment.  I  had to come up with a way to make Rhys more substantial.  To add a bit more realism to the story.  Now, I know that sounds insane.  It’s a paranormal romance, screw the realism.  But there are a lot more folks that believe in ghosts than don’t.  And I didn’t want to insult those folks’ intelligence by having a sloppy story.  So what started out as 10,000 words turned into 20,000 words.  But I think the length is worth it.

Blurb:

What would you give for one more night?

Rhys and Elizabeth Grayson had a charmed life.  A beautiful house, a passionate marriage and a bright future ahead, until one day, their dreams were shattered when Rhys suddenly died.  Alone and drowning in grief, Elizabeth has nowhere to turn until she stumbles across Cali Barrows and The Oubliette.  The otherworldly talents of Cali and her vampire lovers, André and Leo, are Elizabeth’s only hope for being reunited with her beloved.  But the journey into the ethereal is a dangerous one and lost souls are not easily found. How far is Elizabeth willing to go to say goodbye?  How far to feel the warmth of his phantom caress?

Check out this next installment in the series, available NOW.

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Cover Reveal: Strange Bedfellows: His Phantom Caress

Tomorrow is the day, chickies!  My new book, a sequel to Strange Bedfellows:  Three to Tango will be hitting Amazon, B&N, AllRomance and other ebook shelves tomorrow, March 2nd!  The book is called Strange Bedfellows:  His Phantom Caress and it is the continuing story of Cali, her vampire lovers and more of the gang from the mysterious nightclub, The Oubliette.  So… are you ready for the cover???  *drum roll*

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Isn’t it beautiful??!!  So pass it on, make some buzz… but most importantly, grab yourself a copy tomorrow!  And now…. a little about the story…

What would you give for one more night?

 Rhys and Elizabeth Grayson had a charmed life.  A beautiful house, a passionate marriage and a bright future ahead, until one day, their dreams were shattered when Rhys suddenly died.  Alone and drowning in grief, Elizabeth has nowhere to turn until she stumbles across Cali Barrows and The Oubliette.  The otherworldly talents of Cali and her vampire lovers, André and Leo, are Elizabeth’s only hope for being reunited with her beloved.  But the journey into the ethereal is a dangerous one and lost souls are not easily found. How far is Elizabeth willing to go to say goodbye?  How far to feel the warmth of his phantom caress?

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