Sunday, May 31, 2009
Sexy young knight Sir Geoffrey’s holy vision of the True Cross sends him questing after a virgin, a unicorn, a sacred scroll, and a cursed island. Rita is a plump, poor peasant who speaks with the finder of lost things, St. Anthony. She hasn’t been a virgin for quite a while, so she’s thrilled to win the hand of Sir Geoffrey, and moreso since Geoff delights in introducing her to his sexual peccadilloes, including a generous night of brotherly sharing. It comes as a shock to learn that Geoff’s vision includes his own martyrdom! Is Geoffrey’s vision the result of insanity, or is St. Anthony leading him to something priceless? Only Rita has the power to save her husband, with some help from her heavenly friends.
Saturday, May 30, 2009
Author : Rita Sawyer
Publisher : Pink Petal
Reviewed by: Brynna Curry
Rating: You Gotta Read!
A Damsel Without A Dress is a wonderful read. Funny, hot and sweet you'll fall in love with Ms. Sawyer's characters as I did.
You can read the full review at http://yougottareadreviews.blogspot.com/2009/05/review-damsel-without-dress-by-rita.html
Title: A Damsel Without a Dress
Author: Rita Sawyer
Author's website: www.ritasawyer.com
Publisher: Pink Petal Books
Release Date: May 2009
Genre: Contemporary Romantic Humor
Sensuality Level: 3
A Damsel Without a Dress is cute, sweet, and sexy and is combined with the right amount of humor to make it a winner. This is an easy read that flows well and keeps the reader's attention. I especially liked the fact that it was a spider that put Stacey in her predicament; I can totally relate. Alex is a knight in shining armor that any woman would want coming to her rescue. His character is well-written with realistic qualities. The secondary characters add the right amount of drama without taking anything away from Stacey and Alex. I am a sucker for humor, and this book fits the bill perfectly. If you are looking for a quick, enjoyable book, pick this one up. Ms. Sawyer's writing is delightful.
Full review here http://www.bookwenches.com/may09reviews.htm
Monday, May 25, 2009
May 28th-30th at http://www.romancedivas.com" target="_blank">Romance Divas
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Friday, May 15, 2009
Divinity Warriors: Fighting Lady JayneThe second Divinity Warriors book, set in the Divinity Universe.
Jayne Hart has earned her independence by becoming Divinity Corporation’s inter-dimensional boxing champion. Life is great, until a dirty fighter knocks her unconscious. Now, abandoned by the corporation in a parallel world, Jayne will use every weapon she has to be free once more. Even if it means running from her sexy new “husband” and spending the rest of her life in a primitive forest.Ronen of Firewall longs for a woman to warm his bed and his home, but he had no intention of choosing a bride. In an unprecedented move, one chooses him. Never in the history of the breeding ceremony has a woman dared to lay claim. How can he resist the alluring Lady Jayne? She’s confident and sure in her decision to be with him—until their wedding night when she’s nowhere to be found. But Ronen is not one to shy from a battle. He will find Jayne and when he does, he has one particular “weapon” in mind for taming his seductive, wayward wife.BUY NOW from Jasmine JadeBUY NOW from Ellora's Cave
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Left on first flight (first ever) at six a.m. out of Bangor Maine. Landed at JFK for connecting flight. So far air sick, mostly on the landings. I don’t like small planes. Hoping for a bigger one soon.
Saw my Auntie Kathy getting of a flight from Seattle. She dashed away before we could even say hi.
737 to Orlando big and roomy, hope I don’t get sick. Plane is almost empty. I’ve decided to take a break from my current wips and another short story, or novella.
We’re staying at the wrong hotel so called and switched to one closer. Five minute walk to the convention, but that’s okay with Becky and me. We did Olive Garden for dinner so Becky could get her fix of chicken and gnocchi soup.
Went to morning mixer, then did RT Virgin. Went to Intergalactic Bar and Grille. Wicked fun and Becky had to wear a flashing tiara. Stopped by the Ebook expo and signing.
Attended morning mystery mixer. Took the Demons Unplugged workshop.
Went to Reader party where we got boas and had a chance to ask the Mr. Romance contestants questions.
We took the keeping it contemporary workshop today. The panel Leann Banks, Catherine Mann, Judi Fennell, and Traci Hall took our small group out to the pool and bought us a round of drinks. Leann Banks and Catherine Mann recommended I sub to Desire (Harelquin, which was on of my goals). Met Catherine later in the hall with Joann Rock they said Presents was acquiring.
The Fairy Ball was amazing.
Went to Jacquelyn Frank’s Sunrise mixer got books. Did Love Shack: The Sequel had to ask authors questions to win prizes. Sinfully Sweet played game and won gift bags. Becky won a prize for best first line, it had to be made up on the spot. Harlequin 60th Anniversary party was fun. Had mash potato margaritas and Becky got up close and personal with Franco D’ Angelo one of the Mr. Romance contestants.
Oh My God. Heather Graham’s Vampire Ball was insane, in a great way. The show was fabulous. The singing and costumes way more than I expected.
Went to street party got a bag of books and mixed with everyone. Talked with one of the founders of Torquere. Becky is going to submit to them. Then we went to book fair. Got some books signed and met B.A. Tortuga. Took a long lunch break. Then we went to the Mr. Romance competition, Charles Paz won. After that we went to Splashing by the Shore Dance Party.
Took it easy. We walked down and took some pictures of Ripley’s Believe It Or Not.
We got up early 9 a.m. for shuttle to airport. We don’t fly out until 1:47pm, but I refuse to miss this flight. Besides we’re taking 3 extra bags (for all the free goodies and prizes we got) home and we needed to check them. We did lunch at the Outback in the airport. Another big plane, but this one was jam-packed. Reminded me if I ever want to do anything like this again that I don’t like to fly. We’ll get in around 10:30pm, I can’t wait.
Okay to recap, we had an awesome time. Definitely going to 2010 in Ohio. Driving, even if I have to rent a van. And this time I’m going to do promo lane and everything. Hopefully by then Becky will be published too.
Monday, May 11, 2009
Sunday, May 10, 2009
very sensual/light erotic contemporary romance
length: short novella
cover art by Pink Petal Books
Stacey agreed to be her half-sister's Maid of Honor in spite of the fact that the Best Man, Alex Brandelman, pushes all her buttons. He's a major flirt, and worse, he's decided that she's the one he wants. But an encounter with a determined spider leaves her nearly naked in the elevator and in need of rescue.
When the doors open, Alex can't believe his eyes. The woman of his dreams is standing there in her underwear! He may be playing the role of gentleman by scooping her up and taking her to his room, but there's nothing gentlemanly about his desires. With the help of his sisters, he can provide a dress for this damsel, and maybe show her that he's the best man for her.
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
When two hearts are on the line, it’s double or nothing.
A Wild Ride story.Levi McKenna heads to Las Vegas with one simple goal: win the rodeo and cement his place in rodeo history. Then Lady Luck throws a wild card into the deck—Sydney Hart. Time and distance haven’t dulled the sharp edge of their attraction, but thanks to a long-ago promise, she will always be forbidden fruit dangling just out of reach.Sydney wants to believe in fairy tales and happily ever after, but her past relationships leave her doubting such things exist. She’s ready to give up on love…until Levi walks into her bar. The man who’s always held the missing piece of her heart. Love may not be in the cards, but that doesn’t mean a girl can’t flirt.Neither expected passion this hot, this fast. Yet once the cards are dealt, the only thing left to do is play them out—and see if they have a winning hand.
Warning: this book contains a sassy heroine, a scrumptious hero, blood, sweat, tears, not to mention…sex laced with Vegas heat.
Available from Samhain Publishing
Friday, May 1, 2009
Falling Hard and Fast by Rita Sawyer
Genre: Contemporary Comedy Erotic Romance (m/f het)
Heat Rating: Fire
Coming May 1st from Shadowfire Press
Can desire be ignored? Suzie doesn't think so, and Tim is just the man to prove it.
Suzie Ricker has been fighting her attraction to Tim Elknit for months. He's constantly popping into the office where she works watching her with those dreamy brown eyes of his, but she is holding firm. Then she runs into him in the market knocking them both to the floor in a tangle of arms and legs. Embarrassed Suzie runs out of the store. She had been about to get in the shower when Tim shows up at her house. Stunned she lets in him. With them alone in the house would she be able to keep herself from giving into the desire he brings out in her?
Tim had almost given up hope that Suzie would give him a sign she was interested. Knocking him on his ass in the middle of the grocery store wasn't exactly what he was looking for, but he'd take it. Especially after the way her body had reacted to his touch as they rolled on the floor. And even though she runs out on him he's not letting her get away now. So he follows her home ready to confront her. What will he do if she shoots him down?
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