Sunday, May 31, 2009

New Release

The Prince's Bride, from Loose ID.
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

I wanted to pass on the news. I've gotten two great reviews for A Damsel Without A Dress.

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

Title: A Damsel Without a Dress
Author: Rita Sawyer
Author's website:
Publisher: Pink Petal Books
Release Date: May 2009
ISBN: 978-0-9824885-6-0
Length: Novella
Format: Electronic
Genre: Contemporary Romantic Humor
Sensuality Level: 3
Rating: 4.25

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

Monday, May 25, 2009

Check This Out!

Writing Paranormal Young Adult Fiction with Some of The Hottest Authors in the Genre
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Friday, May 15, 2009

New Release

Divinity Warriors: Fighting Lady Jayne just released from EC.

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

Our Virgin Experience At Romantic Times Convention 2009


Tuesday 21st
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.

Stuck in Cincinnati/Kentucky or Indiana depending on which sign you read in airport. Our plane arrived late so we got bumped to another one. Got comped food. Yay! Sugars will be way up, but it looks and taste so good.
Might miss RT Virgin workshop tonight, but we can do it in the morning. Maybe tonight we’ll settle in and do some shopping.
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.

Wednesday 22nd
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.
We met Eliza Gayle. WOW! She wrote the Pentacles of Magick series. Then after a quick change it was onto vampire workshop. Day went by in a blur of activity and new faces. Got a little promo in. Mostly we just absorbed the atmosphere. Ellora’s Cave Fanasty Party was great. The guys were hot and barely dressed.

Thursday 23rd
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.
The we went to Maria Geraci’s Bunco Babes Bash. Never played before, but this was so much fun I cant wait to play again. I won!!!

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.

Friday 24th
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.

Enjoyed an author chat with suspense authors. Joan Johnston in the white pants has a row to herself on my bookshelf.
Award Ceremony was nice to see people get honored for their work, but it was a bit boring compared to everything else.
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.

Saturday 25th
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.

Sunday 26th
Took it easy. We walked down and took some pictures of Ripley’s Believe It Or Not.

Played Gator Golf.
Becky got a slight sunburn. She made the strangest shot I have every seen. I was laughing so hard I almost peed my pants. Instead of into tube and down she used the stairs. LOL! (pics)

Monday 27th
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.

Another New Release

Twilight Guardian, Book Three in the Children of the Goddess series, is out today!Not even the Goddess can save him…but maybe love can.Children of the Goddess, Book 3A Sariel guard, Kit has spent centuries fulfilling his people’s oath to protect the Trueblood Clan. Not Vampire, not Were, and certainly not human, Kit is something altogether…different. And when he is called back home to honor his obligations one last time, he can do none other than obey.Jesse experiences life behind the lens of a camera. The only time she truly lives is in her dreams. For years she’s imagined a world filled with werewolves, vampires, magic. And him. When she realizes that not only is her dream world real, but the giant of her fantasies is in danger, she’ll have to jump in with both feet, and trust her heart. In Kit’s arms, she learns love is as infinite as time. But so is a bitter god’s thirst for vengeance. After a thousand years of duty, Jesse’s love is a gift from the Goddess. But for Kit, it might have come too late…Warning: Spanking, exhibitionism, giants being kinky…just good wholesome fun.Buy it HERE

Monday, May 11, 2009

New Release

Starting Over by Jenna AllenJess and Scott haven’t had a conversation that didn’t end in a fight in months. Making up is fun, but the clock is ticking on their marriage. Is a cross-country move the cause of their problems, or the solution?excerpt ::The hum of the engines echoed in my ear. I never could sleep for long on planes. Maybe if I kept my eyes closed they wouldn’t be too puffy. I snuggled deeper into the pillow, only then noticing where my body had turned.I peeked up at Scott’s sleeping face, his dark lashes fanning against his cheek. We hadn’t slept this close since before I found out he sold the apartment. Up until then I hadn’t been happy about the thought of moving, but I’d open to the possibility. Then the phone call came and the rug had literally been pulled out from under me. We were going, and to drive the point home, he’d sold ours.It had been an amazing offer, and if we’d already agreed to the move, I would have been happy about it. As the days passed and moving became imminent it seemed silly to still be angry. I knew everything I held inside I wouldn’t be able to get over, so I let it out.It was a New York problem. If Portland was to be a fresh start, I needed to leave it there, with the stack of delivery menus and perfect bagels.I snuggled deeper into Scott, my head on his shoulder, lifting one of my legs across his. And then I realized just where my hand was. On the fly of his slacks. If there hadn’t been a blanket covering us, I might have been mortified. Instead, I was simply embarrassed and moved my hand back to my own leg.“Now don’t do that,” Scott whispered against my hair, his warm fingers wrapping around my wrist and pulling my hand back to him. “I need to be reminded there are parts of me you like.”

Sunday, May 10, 2009

New Release from Pink Petal Books


A Damsel Without A Dress by Rita Sawyer

very sensual/light erotic contemporary romance

length: short novella

price $2.75

ISBN# 978-0-9824885-6-0

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

New Release

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

New Release

Here's the info on my first erotic romance out now with Shadowfire Press.

Falling Hard and Fast by Rita Sawyer

Genre: Contemporary Comedy Erotic Romance (m/f het)

Heat Rating: Fire

Length: Story-7500

Price: $2.50

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?

Rita Sawyer
Giving You It All
Romance Passion Laughter