Love in the Cards — Free Stories Just in Time for Halloween

Love in The Cards (small) The Love Lust and Laptops ladies who brought you Lucky’s Charms have done it again.  Beginning October 14th and continuing on through October 25th, the talented authors of the Love Lust and Laptops Blog are providing you free stories just in time for Halloween.  No tricks, just treats.

The unifying set up is the mysterious owner of Dacre House in the Garden District of New Orleans has invited selected people to his annual Halloween Party.  Each attendee receives a half of a Tarot card and when they find the person holding the other half — well, you need to read the stories to find out.

The Schedule is as follows:

October 14th — Jack of Hearts — Jianne Carlo

October 15th — Three of Cups — Becca Jameson

October 16th — Two of Wands — Vanessa North

October 17th — Two of Cups — Parker Kincade

October 18th — The Star — Christy Gissendanner

October 21st — The Strength of a Lion — Lynn Lorenz

October 22nd — Judgement Day — Rosanna Leo

October 23rd — The Empress — Cherie Nicholls

October 24th — The Wheel of Fortune  — Monette Michaels

October 25th — The Lovers — Emilia Mancini

And as we did with Lucky’s Charms, all ten stories will be bundled into a single e-book with pub date and on-line retail sites to be announced soon after the stories end.

As you might have noted, my story is The Wheel of Fortune. Here is the blurb:

Brendan Cooper has lusted after fellow student Abby Hart from afar. When Abby walks into the sex toy party he hosts at the Dacre House Halloween party, Brendan takes fate into his Dom hands and makes sure Abby knows to whom she belongs.

So, mark your calendar for October 14th to get in on the beginning of this ten-day story fest. Or better yet, go to Love Lust and Laptops and follow our blog and don’t miss a thing.

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Muse Wednesday — Becca Jameson

I am so excited to have Becca Jameson here today on Muse Wednesday. Not only because she is one of the ladies who shares the Love, Lust & Laptops blog with me, but also because she writes “WOLIFE” BOOKS. Her shape-shifting wolves are some of my favorites.

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Sisters KeeperI must say, it was very hard for me to come up with a book that inspired me to write. I’m not sure it would be quite accurate to say any one work made me want to become a writer. Unlike most writers, the thought never actually occurred to me until a few years ago. Other than the necessary term papers needed to graduate from college, I’d never written a word in my life. Never knew I had it in me.

Now, editing—that I could do. I could tear apart anything you handed to me, even the already printed material! So, that’s the path I went down for several years. Finally, one day I woke up and thought, hmmm, maybe I can do this too… And the story ideas just keep coming and coming, strange characters keeping me up at night demanding I get their stories out!

If I look back to a few years ago and consider all the works I’ve read, the author that most comes to mind would be Jodi Picoult. Love love love her books. I’m so inspired by her complex method of writing each chapter in another characters first-person, present point of view. I adore the way she can make the reader feel for every single character in her books. My heart aches for each character as they struggle with their version of the truth.

My favorite book by Jodi Picoult, and one of the first of hers that I read, would be My Sister’s Keeper. Two sisters—one with leukemia and the other born to help save her life. The story is gut-wrenching as the girls battle with their own perspectives about right from wrong. While the older sister battles on the edge of death, the younger sister is fighting for the right to make her own decisions where her life is concerned. The ending is shocking. Whatever you do, never go see the movie first! It totally ruined the ending leaving me stunned in my seat with my jaw hanging open.

I’m a bit of a point-of-view fanatic! And I have no doubt reading Jodi Picoult’s complex works have influenced me in this area. I’ll never get enough of her works and the endings that almost always twist into something no reader would ever expect.

Bio:

BeccaJamesonwebBecca Jameson lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband and two kids. When she isn’t writing, she can be found reading, editing, scrapbooking, running, swimming, biking, or taxiing kids all over creation. She doesn’t sleep much…or sit down often…but she loves to be busy! Unlike many other authors, Becca had never written a single word until a few years ago. After enjoying several years on the editing side of the business, Becca decided to give writing a try. Now she can’t stop! And the voices in her head are clamoring to get out faster than she can get them onto “paper”! Still experimenting with both contemporary and paranormal genres, there is no telling what she may come up with next. To learn more about Becca Jameson, visit her blog at www.beccajameson.com, e-mail her at beccajameson4@aol.com, or tweet her @beccajameson.

My latest release is book three of the Wolf Masters series: Jessica’s Wolves. It came out December 24, 2012, with Liquid Silver Books. I love my wolf stories! There is so much flexibility when writing paranormal. The freedom to create a world unlike anything we know is endless. Happy reading! Becca Jameson jessicaswolves-cover

Love, Lust & Laptops Grand Opening is December 1st

Tomorrow and the week after that is a special time.

It is the Grand Opening of  a new blog, Love, Lust & Laptops.

I was thrilled to bits to be invited to join the other nine ladies in this blog devoted to all things romance. You name it and one of us probably writes it.  Over the coming weeks, you’ll have a chance to meet every LL& L lady and find out what we do and why we do it. As well as sharing the strange and wonderful things we think you’d love to know, we are also planning blog posts and interviews with some surprising guests.

As if that isn’t enough — to celebrate our launch, we have a blog hop giveaway. Every comment you leave at the LL& L blog between the 1st and the 7th of December enters you in the draw. You can increase your chances of winning by visiting each author’s blogs (listed below) and leaving a post. Each author may also be running their own giveaway.

AND HERE ARE MINE! —

LEAVE A COMMENT ON THIS BLOG DURING THE GRAND OPENING WEEK AND I WILL GIVE-AWAY:

1.  One winner will receive a download copy of  EYE OF THE STORM, BOOK  ONE IN MY SECURITY SPECIALISTS INTERNATIONAL SERIES, and

2.  One winner will receive a download copy of  PRIME OBSESSION, BOOK ONE IN MY PRIME CHRONICLES TRILOGY.

So what can you win at the main LL&L Blog Hop Give-Away?

First prize is a $75 Amazon Gift Voucher

Two lucky second prize winners will receive $25 Amazon Gift Vouchers

Third Prize is a gift pack of the following E-books

  • Amazon by Vanessa North
  • One Night Stand by Parker Kincade
  • Male Order by Lillian Grant
  • For The Love of A God by Rosanna Leo
  • and any book from Lynn Lorenz’s backlist

Fourth Prize is a gift pack of the following ebooks

  • The Princes Bound by Robin Danner
  • Leashed by a Wolf by Cherie Nicholls
  • and any book from Monette Michaels’ backlist, excluding her Terran Realm anthology

Fifth Prize is a gift pack of the following ebooks

  • Lindsey’s Wolf by Becca Jameson
  • and The Rebound by Emilia Mancini

Be sure to visit the LL&L site on December 7th to see if you win one of the grand prizes and visit my blog (this one right here) also on the 7th to see if you won one of my extra prizes. All in all you could score some serious swag.

For more chances to win prizes be sure to visit:

Becca Jameson

Cherie Nicholls

Emilia Mancini

Lillian Grant

Lynn Lorenz

Monette Michaels — that’s this blog! 😉

Parker Kincaide

Rosanna Leo

Robin Danner

Vanessa North