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Happy Tuesday!

Today is going to be an interesting day on a number of levels.

I think this calls for maple bacon.

And this one

Happy Tuesday!

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

May 2016 be the best year yet!

Naughty Girls Movie Night!

Join the Nice Girls Writing Naughty tonight at 6pm EST here for a fabulous and fun movie night. We’re watching While You Were Sleeping and there will be plenty of laughter and opportunities to win prizes.

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Happy Holidays!

Happy Thursday!

I needed a laugh and this always does it:

From Prussia With Love Blog Tour

I am delighted to share with you that I have a blog tour for From Prussia With Love starting October 26th.

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I have a number of great stops filled with interviews, blog posts and fun details. There is also a give-away that you can enter.

Here are the stops:

October 26: Long and Short Reviews
October 27: Behind Closed Doors
October 27: Laurie’s Interviews and Reviews
October 28: The Buttontapper and an amazing review
October 29: Christine Young
October 30: BooksChatter
November 2: Megan Morgan
November 3: Erotica For All
November 4: Booklover Sue 
November 5: The Reading Addict
November 6: Romance Novel Giveaways 
November 9: Urban Girl Reader 
November 9: Dena Garson – Real… Hot… Romance
November 10: Musings and Ramblings
November 11: Reviews by Crystal 
November 12: Queen of the Night Reviews 
November 13: Wendi Zwaduk ~ Romance to Make Your Heart Race

I hope you join me on this fun journey!

I’m very excited to share I moved into my condo last week and have barely made a dent into the unpacking, but am loving the new place. I am exhausted and dream of a day that involves nothing but sleeping, but that is not in my near future, so I just look around with a big grin on my face;D.

Happy Monday and have a fantastic week!

A Wish Granted by Leela Lou Dahlin

I’m excited to share my friend and fellow Nice Girl Leela Lou Dahlin’s latest release A Wish Granted.

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Blurb

Allyn Hauser likes sex, and she loves to play…role play. For her special guy, she’ll be the college professor to his frat boy, the damsel in distress to his greedy mechanic or the demanding client to his red hot masseuse. This sexy role play allows her to be close to the man she wants and having the hottest sex she’s ever had, while attempting to keep her heart at a distance. The man in question is the brother of her best friend, the most sought after bachelor, and all around Adonis…Logan Patterson.

With her best friend getting married everything is about to change and she’s trying to be okay with that, but the week of the wedding Allyn’s world starts to fall apart. Allyn must decide if is she going to keep her true feelings concealed and live with the lies or will she stop hiding behind the games, risk it all, and accept what Logan’s offering as A Wish Granted.

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Allyn Hauser is a woman who’s had my heart since she first ran through my head. She’s had a hard life but she’s a fighter. A woman who’s trying to protect herself from change and further heartache and loss. Her very best friend is getting married and there will be a change in the dynamic of their relationship. This reminds her of all the other losses she’s had growing up as a foster child. There is something to be said for a survivor, a person who keeps going even when the going gets tough. It’s one of the reasons I brought this out independently. I like Allyn flaws and all and I hope you do too.

This story started as a way to see if I could write a story that would be engaging. In 2010 I entered my first attempt in The Stroke of Midnight contest by Passionate Ink and I was a finalist. That was the beginning of me taking my writing seriously. This story has had a good number of changes but I love Allyn and Logan more now than I did when I first met them and I can’t wait until you meet them, as well.

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Author Bio

At a very young Leela Lou Dahlin started reading the romance novels her grandmother left around the house during her summer vacations. She learned early that she enjoyed the type of story that could make you feel like you had fluttering butterflies in your stomach and bring tears to your eyes.

Leela tries to create the emotional and endearing stories she adored as a child and continues to love to this day. She resides in SW Pennsylvania working as a RN Case Manager during the day and spinning her sweetly sexy stories by night.

Author Links

Amazon http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00JVDSR6G

FB https://www.facebook.com/LeelaLou2?ref=aymt_homepage_panel

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/goodreadscomLeelaLouDahlin

Twitter http://www.twitter.com/LeelaLou_2

Blog – http://LeelaLou.Wordpress.com

Pinterest – https://www.pinterest.com/leelalou2/

Weekend Writing Warriors-Blindsided Snippet 11

Welcome to the Weekend Writing Warriors, the perfect place to discover new authors and fall in love with their writing. Each Sunday we share 8 to 10 sentences from a current or finished manuscript. Click here for the rest of the amazing writers participating.

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I’m continuing with my WIP Blindsided. This is a few days after the last snippet, in which Jace picked up his stowaway dog from Ana at her office. Over the next few days Ana keeps thinking about Jace, but she’s growing more and more tense because her car is acting up and she’s hearing voices while driving, but there’s no one there. At work her files are acting up, not saving properly, but without rhyme or reason. Let’s just say she’s getting a little tense even when she’s doing her best not to let it affect her. And then she works late one night. We are in her point of view.

“After another day that resembled a marathon more than a workday and ended way after regular people’s bedtime—the compressed deadlines Book Lovers had were best described as challenging—she walked outside to her car.

Night had fallen, but the lamps scattered across the parking lot made her feel safe enough.

Or they did until light after light went dark.

She pulled her phone out of her pocket and dialed 9-1, ready to hit the final 1 at a moment’s notice.

A sound like footsteps echoed around her. She cursed her need to be healthy and to park at the far end of the lot to get some extra steps into her day. If she made it out of this she’ll join the gym and park right at the entrance.

Ana shoved her bags so they hung from her shoulder, held the phone in her left hand and moved her keys so one poked out between her fingers of her right hand like a dagger. Or rather like something that would hopefully hurt anyone stupid enough to attack her in sensitive places.

The steps behind her grew louder and heavier.”

What works, what doesn’t?

I’ll be around later in the day as I’m spending a lot of time at my new place and preparing things for it.

It was tight, but I still found some time to do research just for you guys;).

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Happy Sunday and have a fabulous week!

Weekend Writing Warriors-Blindsided Snippet 10

Welcome to the Weekend Writing Warriors, the perfect place to discover new authors and fall in love with their writing. Each Sunday we share 8 to 10 sentences from a current or finished manuscript. Click here for the rest of the amazing writers participating.

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I’m continuing with my WIP Blindsided. This is a few paragraphs after the last snippet in which Ana admired Jace’s form when he came to pick up the dog (I’m changing the name, but haven’t reached that point in the revisions, so for now he’s still Reacher).

Ana is the fiction buyer for a major (made up;) book retailer and suggests a couple of books (she has copies the publishers shared with her) to Jace based on the choice he made for his dog’s name. Reacher joins them when he hears Jace’s voice. We’re still in Ana’s point of view.

For a moment they both just stood there looking at each other. Ana searched for something intelligent and captivating to say, something that would extend their time together, but, as usual in these moments, her mind was utterly blank.

He cleared his throat and lifted the books. “Thanks for the reading material.”

“You’re welcome. Thank you for fixing my car.” She bent down to Reacher. “Thanks for the company.” Reacher wagged his tail and grinned from ear to ear. Ana laughed and shook her head.

What works, what doesn’t?

Tha last three weeks have been a bit insane for me. I bought my very first condo! Everything is moving incredibly quickly (I have a two week closing date) so my brain is mostly mush and I’m feeling somewhat overwhelmed;). I now need to make decorating decisions and start packing as I’m moving by the end of next month. What?!? How the heck did that happen?!

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Happy Sunday and have a fabulous week!

Weekend Writing Warriors-Blindsided Snippet 9

Welcome to the Weekend Writing Warriors, the perfect place to discover new authors and fall in love with their writing. Each Sunday we share 8 to 10 sentences from a current or finished manuscript. Click here for the rest of the amazing writers participating.

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Now that From Prussia With Love (currently only $4,49 at Loose Id;) has been released into the wild, I’m back to my contemporary WIP, currently named Blindsided. We left off  here with Reacher, the dog, playing matchmaker and climbing into Ana’s backseat without her realising. She of course called Jace as soon as she could and he’s arrived at her office to pick up the dog. We’re in Ana’s POV.

“A moment later he strode up the stairs. Damn, she nearly swallowed her tongue-he’d been hot as hell in his overall, but now he wore a t-shirt with some rock band on the front and jeans old enough they followed every line of his magnificent body.

He came to a stop in front of her.

She stared.

“Ms. Marshall?”

“Yes?”

He raised his brows. “Where’s Reacher?”

Ana realized she was making a fool of herself and wanted to sink into the floor; instead she straightened her shoulders and smiled. “Please call me Ana,” she opened the door that had locked behind her when she’d stepped onto the landing, “as your dog’s kidnapper I think we should be on first name basis.”

What works, what doesn’t?

Happy Sunday, Happy Labour Day Weekend and have a fabulous week! And here is some more research:
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Weekend Writing Warriors-From Prussia With Love

Welcome to the Weekend Writing Warriors, the perfect place to discover new authors and fall in love with their writing. Each Sunday we share 8 to 10 sentences from a current or finished manuscript. Click here for the rest of the amazing writers participating.

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I’m taking a break from Blindsided to share a snippet from my latest steampunk release From Prussia With Love, book 1 in the Victoria’s Secret Agents series. It released this week (insert excited squee;). If you stop by my blog and share your favourite James Bond movie with me, you’ll be entered to win steampunk jewellery. Today is the final day of the contest.

This snippet is only a few paragraphs after last week’s. They have finished the tour of the cargo hold and Garrett asks Clara if she has seen enough and says she has. He’s intrigued and despite everything she’s said still a tad suspicious of her, but the tension between them approaches peak levels. We are in Garrett’s point of view and he speaks first.

“And was it everything you had hoped for?”

She captured his gaze with a sharp one of her own; then she examined her surroundings and chuckled. “It came close.”

Garrett crossed his arms over his chest and blocked the way. “Not good enough. I can’t let you out of here until we’ve fulfilled all your expectations.”

Even in the low light the green sparks in her eyes grew bolder.

His cock hardened further.

She licked her lips, raising his body temperature a few hundred degrees.

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Clara Redbeck has one goal: to prove to the sods at work—and to herself—that the best man for the job can be a woman. To do that, she must prevent a traitor from blowing London to bits. If only the dashing first mate of the dirigible she’d been tasked to plunder didn’t set her aflame.

Garrett Dewhurst has one goal: to execute the coup of a lifetime. His plans do not include a spanking dalliance with the most intriguing woman he has ever met.

With each encounter, the fire between them burns hotter and their need grows stronger. Finally, the cramped cabin aboard the Bismarck becomes their intimate playground, where Garrett introduces Clara to the pleasure of submission and they explore their passion in every way possible.

Clara and Garrett want a future together, but each holds a secret that if revealed could cost them everything. When danger closes in, they have to choose between protecting themselves or the whole of London.

I hope you have a wonderful day and a fabulous week.

Happy Writing!