Tuesday, September 02, 2014

No Shame - A Duet on the Shelf

Susan Carlisle
Because I have no shame I’m going to take this opportunity to toot my horn, send up fireworks and finger point. I have a duet of books out this month. They are about two sisters who live on the Gulf Coast. The duet is called the Heart of Mississippi. I like the name. Perfect for the stories. The individually covers and blurbs are below.  Hot Docs, I think.  



Taking a chance on love…

China Davis is happy. She is. So what if her family is a mess? She has careful control over her own life! Yet when new hot-shot-doc Payton Jenkins arrives, that control is suddenly put to the test…

Payton left a successful Chicago practice the moment he recovered from cancer, desperate to live a full life. But it’s soon clear that beautiful Golden Shores nurse China is hiding from even the simplest of pleasures…

Can Payton show China that there’s more to life…?



When Trouble Comes knocking…

Nutritionist Kelsey Davis has a plan. Leaving Golden Shores-and her past- firmly behind her, she’s ready for a new job, a fresh start and a life led her way!

That is, until Dr. Jordon King arrives back in town. He doesn’t remember her and, worse, he’s even more deliciously sexy than ever! Kelsey is falling for Jordon all over again-but once she uncovers the truth that links Jordon do to their painful past can she still allow him to rule her heart…?

Monday, September 01, 2014

The Blogfest Begins! Special Cover Reveal

Well, what do you think? Jack finally gets his story. He's the brother to Rex, the hero in CIRCLE OF DECEPTION. Jack is a hard-ass, cat loving, poetry spouting mercenary who has a bit of a drinking problem when Katerina Savalas goes to him for help.

If you've been reading The Circle series, her name might sound familiar. She showed up in CIRCLE OF DANGER. If only her last name rings a bell, then you remember her dad is the crime boss who strung up Rex, naked, in the opening scene of DECEPTION.

Here's a little excerpt from Chapter 1.  Beware: it's rated PG-13.

Pausing for a second to take a deep breath, she [Katerina] then fisted the soft material, yanking it across the pole, making the large metal rings clanked. Then she gasped.
Stretched out on a recliner, head shaved, broad chest bare, pants and black underwear around one ankle with a large smirk on his face was Jack Drago. A shapely blonde sat between his legs with her head bent over his groin.
Face hot, Katerina took one step back but hesitated, squashing the desire to turn and run. She needed his help, and she couldn't put it off any longer. With her decision made, she forced her gaze to meet his, not caring about whatever she intruded on. Light blue eyes examined her with lazy, licentious interest. No matter how uncomfortable his stare made her feel, she refused to look away.
The man was still as gorgeous as she remembered with his grid-defined abs and huge muscled arms on full display. Some type of Celtic design covered one shoulder to wrist and piercings through his nipples, one brow, and a loop in his lip made him look like a pagan god while the woman worshiped his . . . staff?
Warmth, either from embarrassment or something she rather not think about, spread across her face and neck.
 “Hey, you look familiar,” he said in the deep gruff voice that she remembered. “I know.” He lifted a stubborn chin. “You’re that Savalas girl. Kristina. No. Katerina. Yeah, that’s it.” He slung a beefy arm over his head; his relaxed pose displaying muscles and toned body like a romance novel cover. “Come over and tell me how she’s doing. She claims to be a pro at it, but I think I’m her first.” He chuckled as he lifted a bottle of Devil’s Cut in his other hand and guzzled a third of it.
Shaking her head, Katerina held up a palm. “No. No. I’ll pass. I didn't mean to interrupt.”  
The blonde huffed and leaned back. “I've been doing this for ten years, and I’m a hell of lot better at it than the fellow in Atlanta you were telling me about.”
Fellow? Eyebrows raised, her gaze returned to his face. He swung both ways? Then a mechanical humming stopped. What in the world? Unable to resist any longer, she peeked over the blonde’s shoulder.
She breathed a sigh of relief on seeing the artwork the woman worked on. Feeling a little stupid ― it was a tattoo shop ― she eyed the design.
On the left side of Jack’s groin, a large black ink pattern depicted a fallen angel with wings curled over a bowed head and a bruised, bloody body. Dark feathers brushed Jack’s abs and ended where his thigh and torso met. The design was beautiful and poignant. 
When Jack’s cock twitched, she realized where her gaze had drifted, and her face heated again until it probably looked like an overripe tomato.
            She twirled around, giving him her back. “Huh . . . I need to talk with you. After you pull up your pants.” The image of his cock would be seared on her brain for the rest of her life.
Sure, she’d seen the male species in their all-together ― her brothers lacked the modest-gene as kids, and she enjoyed the occasional picture on the Internet, and for that matter, she was no twenty-six year old virgin ― but Jack was different. First, her interest in him was in no way family related, and second, he looked ten times better than anything on the Internet or the men she’d dated. As Jack was a mature man, with muscles and tats budging and rippling in places she never imagined muscles and tats could look like that in real life. Oh, yes. The man was sin incarnate and dangerous.
And that was part of the reason she needed him.

I'm hoping to have it released the end of October. Please check it out then.

Jack has a sleeve of tattoos on one arm (and the new fallen angel near his groin) and piercing at one eyebrow, nipples and the center of his bottom lip (a loop). What kind of tattoo or piercing turns you on? Fantasy or real.

For three lucky winners/commenters, you can win your choice of (in order of release): CIRCLE OF DESIRE, CIRCLE OF DANGER, CIRCLE OF DECEPTION, CIRCLE OF DISHONOR (novella). Inside or outside the US, it can be in e-format. In the US only, you can choose paperback for the first three books. The winners will be announced Sunday (Sept 7).

For the month of September, Southern Magic celebrates their Readers Luncheon being held November 1 in Birmingham, AL. NYT bestselling author Sylvia Day is the keynote speaker.  Come back and visit every day. Each post will be giving away a book or gift card! At the end of the blogfest, a grand prize winner of a Kindle Fire HD will be picked from everyone who comment during the month and be announced September 30. 

To register for the luncheon, go to http://southernmagic.org/luncheon.html. Each attendee will receive a bag of books and author swag, sit at a table with one or two published authors, and opportunities to win baskets full of goodies.

Carla Swafford
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Friday, August 29, 2014

Blogfest Starts September 1 - Lots of Giveaways!

Here for the month of September, Southern Magic celebrates their Readers Luncheon coming up on November 1 in Birmingham, AL. 

NYT bestselling author Sylvia Day is the keynote speaker. 

Each post will be giving away a book or gift card! At the end of the blogfest, a grand prize winner of a Kindle Fire 7"HD Tablet (8 GB) will be picked from everyone who commented during the month and be announced September 30. 

The following authors will be providing a free book (or two) for the grand prize winner's new Kindle.

To register for the luncheon, go to http://southernmagic.org/luncheon.html. Each attendee will receive a bag of books and author swag, sit at a table with one or two published authors, and have several opportunities to win baskets full of goodies.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Monday is for HEROES!

Monday is for HEROES! Check out this wonderful video produced by the fabulous Laura Hayden.