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Project Purse Dump-Last One of the Year!

Project Purse Dump: Juliette Cross

Hi, everyone! So, my purse is ultra boring. Nothing but piles of receipts, my wallet, phone, sunglasses, and my reading glasses which I can never seem to find. Instead, my character Genevieve Drake from the Vessel series will share with you what’s in her purse. FYI, Gen is a college co-ed turned demon hunter in New Orleans. Take it away, Gen!

  1. Tommy Girl Hand Lotion—My hands get chapped, and a girl’s gotta smell nice, right?
  2. Chocolate—Always have some stashed in my purse. Helps me in all kinds of emotional emergencies.
  3. A Benchmade Knife—My dad’s first present to me when I moved out of the house into an apartment with my bestie, Mindy. (Check out the closeup! It’s got the cutest butterfly.) And Jude almost cracked a smile when he saw me carrying it. Almost.
  4. Mindy’s Ferrari-red Lipstick—Mindy has way more fashion sense than I do and insists I wear it when we go out.
  5. Pony Tail Holders—Gotta have ‘em.
  6. Celtic Bracelet—I bought this in the French Market because it reminded me of my mother and her artwork. She always loved Celtic scrollwork and interlacing. Jude gets a sort of sad look on his face when I wear it, so I usually just stick it back in my purse.
  7. Vincent Van Gogh Sticky Notes—Couldn’t pass these up when I saw them at the NOMA souvenir shop. You always need sticky notes. Why not have some classy ones?
  8. Matches—I don’t smoke, but I pick up matches wherever I go. These are from the Cigar Factory on Decatur, Pat O’Brien’s in the Quarter, and Commander’s Palace on Canal from the last time Dad took me.
  9. Pens—You always need a pen. Be prepared.
  10. Dickinson Pocket Poetry—Though I’ve had to set my English studies aside for more noble pursuits, like hunting demons with Jude, I can’t give up my favorite book of pocket poetry. Emily inspires me. When life gets tough, I always go to these lines, “Hope is the thing with feathers, that perches in the soul, and sings the tune without the words, and never stops—at all.”

 

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About Juliette: Multi-published author of paranormal and urban fantasy romance with Samhain and Kensington Publishing, Juliette calls lush, moss-laden Louisiana, home where the landscape curls into her imagination, creating mystical settings for her stories. From the moment she read JANE EYRE as a teenager, she fell in love with the Gothic romance–brooding characters, mysterious settings, persevering heroines, and dark, sexy heroes. Even then, she not only longed to read more books set in Gothic worlds, she wanted to create her own.

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Music Mondays- Crave

Monday again, meaning your weekly dose of fantastic music!

Today, let’s welcome Erzabet Bishop to discuss the musical inspiration for her book, Crave!

Cold: Annie Lennox

This track is for Linnet when she is going through her angst about Gage.

I Miss You: Adele

Linnet still loves Gage but now craves the attendance of a certain male submissive.

No Light, No Light: Florence and the Machine

Love creeps in and seals the deal between Ryder, Gage and Linnet. Can they make a future together?

Fire Meet Gasoline: Sia

The interaction between Ryder and Linnet is combustible as he quivers beneath her touch. Can his fire be tamed? Can hers?

Broken: Seether with Amy Lee

A broken Linnet searches for her new path and finds it as a Domme and a detective.

Fetish: Joan Jett

Sex at the club. Hard, hot and luscious.

 

What’s your next project on the horizon?

My next project…as if there were only one! I have a cat shifter/wolf shifter book in edits right now called Wicked for You. I am also in heavy edits with my first long novel length work called Glitterlust. It is a FF pairing continuation of my story Sigil Fire and is centered on Reyna, a werewolf cop and her mate, Charley. I’m also in the middle of planning several ménage tales, a sweet romance under my other pen name and a MM romance.

Other new releases coming soon:

Holidays in Hell December 4th m/f, demons, BDSM series start novella

A Red Dress for Christmas December 9th m/f contemporary, spanking

Salacious box set Dec 15 pre-order ménage, ffm, BDSM-series start, novella

Wicked For You February release shifter, series start novella

 

Where can your readers find you?

Erzabet Bishop is an award winning author who loves to write naughty stories. She is the author of Lipstick, Dinner Date, Crave, The Science of Lust, Wicked for You, Arcane Imaginarium: Spirit Board, Holidays in Hell, Sigil Fire, Written on Skin, Club Beam, Pomegranate, A Red Dress for Christmas, The Black Magic Café, Fantasies in Red, Sweet Seductions: The Erzabet Bishop Collection, Holiday Cruise, Fetish Fair, Temptation Resorts: Jess, Temptation Resorts: Marnie, Taming the Beast, The Erotic Pagans Series: Beltane Fires, Samhain Shadows and Yuletide Temptation along with being a contributor to many anthologies. Erzabet has been a finalist in the GCLS awards for 2014 and 2015, winning the Goldie for her spot in two anthologies. She has been nominated for the Golden Flogger Award for Crave. She lives in Texas with her husband, furry children and can often be found lurking in local bookstores. She loves to bake, make naughty crochet projects and watch monster movies. When she isn’t writing, she loves to review music and books.

Follow her reviews and posts on Twitter @erzabetbishop.

Links:

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In the darkness of night, desire reigns supreme.

The sins of the past live on in the present…

Carefree submissive Linnet Adams is living the dream with a promising future, another semester of school under her belt, and best of all, the devotion of Master Gage. Her life at Crave, the city’s most exclusive BDSM club, is everything to her until she’s thrust into a living nightmare.

Seven years, seven murders…

Ryder, a male submissive at Crave, is devoted to the lifestyle and one very hard to pin down Domme. He is also a Doctor of Psychology specializing in BDSM related crimes. When yet another murder occurs, he is asked to assist Detective Linnet Adams. Sometimes the truth is hiding in plain sight, and all it can take is one kiss.

The whisper of the cane can bring them heaven or hell…

Gage still dreams about the sub who got away. Linnet was his fantasy girl and the woman he wanted to spend the rest of his life with. As the new owner of Crave, he still can’t get her out of his mind.

A discovery is about to rock his world and bring the past and future colliding together. If only he has the courage to embrace it.

iTunes: https://goo.gl/PUaLGZ

Amazon: http://goo.gl/DJbWvO

All Romance E-books: https://goo.gl/EUsNgv

 

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Weekly Word Count #28

Merry merry! This month is always a whirlwind, but I’m attempting to do my best and still push out my words! I have to make sure there are new stories for you all!

Word Count: 0…yeah, that’s right. You heard me. But trust me, there’s good reason.

What story I’m working on: Well, when I’m done with the editing marketing spree this month has been, I’m back on Night Awakens. However, I’d made some promises to my readers, and so this story needs a temporary halt while I focus on the big stuff right now.

What I’m editing/marketing: An Airship Named Desire will re-release by the end of the year. It’s what I’ve been working diligently on all week. AND, Hunting for Spring marketing is plugging along full steam ahead. I’m so excited for this story.

Line of the week:

“Of course not. I’m leveling an aether bomb’s worth of fun. How do you feel about enemy pursuit? The captain mentioned the words port and fast so he sent me down to help. You point, I grunt, go push button.”

from An Airship Named Desire!

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Music Monday- Play Dirty

Guess who’s back for another Music Monday?

Rockstar romance author, LP Maxa, and this time to showcase the musical inspiration for the second book in her Devil’s Share series, Play Dirty!

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If you haven’t checked out the songs for Play Nice, the first book in the series, check them out here!

These are some songs that really embody Smith as a character. Music is really powerful for me. It inspires me, it makes me remember, it sparks a lot of my stories. So here is part of my play list while writing Smith’s story in Play Dirty.
First up is Free Fallin’ by Tom Petty. If you’ve read Play Dirty then you know why. I love this song for Smith and Dylan. Smith is this bad boy with a dark as hell past and he’s bound to hurt her. He knows that she is everything good and light. But he just can’t stay away.

Next up is If I Didn’t Know Better by the Civil Wars. It’s got such a sweet slow hypnotic sound. And it’s sexy as all get out. I absolutely love this song. This version is actually my favorite and it’s a cover done on Nashville. I can’t for get enough of these two singing together.

Chris Stapleton singing Tennessee Whiskey. Does it get any better than that?! It’s soulful and it’s sweet. And you know all my Devil’s Share boys love their whiskey.
Hurricane by the Band of Heathens. Number one, it’s about New Orleans which is where Smith is from. Number two, another haunting song. It’s dark, but it’s so good.
And last, Everlong by the Foo Fighters. Just a great rock love song. This is the acoustic version, because it’s my fav.
I’m currently working on Jacks’s book, which I’m almost positive we’ll call Play Fair. I am so excited to get the next book in the Devil’s Share series out to you guys. I love to hear from readers, so feel free to contact me. All my info ( Facebook, Twitter, newsletter, blog and email) is on my website http://www.lpmaxa.com and you can also find me on Instagram at lpm0118.
Play Dirty
by LP Maxa
PILLS. PAIN. LOSS. LOVE.
Smith James doesn’t need drugs. He just likes them a whole lot. And as bassist for the Devil’s Share, they are easy to come by. So are the women. With a steady supply of both he doesn’t have to think too hard about his past. But when a beautiful physician’s assistant joins the tour, Smith can’t help but want…more.

After watching her high school boyfriend OD, there is no way Dylan Lawson is going to fall for a rock star with a tenuous hold on sobriety, no matter how sexy his New Orleans drawl. She’s been hired to do one job: monitor the health of the lead singer’s girlfriend and her unborn baby. But once Smith flashes that sweet, vulnerable smile, Dylan can’t help but want…more.

And more is what they’ll get. Love on tour is never simple, and with a music festival in Smith’s hometown, a place he’s avoided for years, near his illiterate, abusive, meth-addled father, Smith is one bad night away from a relapse. But with her heart already lost, Dylan is willing to do whatever is necessary to save him—even play a little dirty.
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Weekly Word Count #27

All of the December-ing! And Solstice Brewing! Tea time for all, and kittens in baskets as presents!

Word Count: 3,002 (I know, I know, it’s low. BUT REASONS)

What story I’m working on: Night Awakens when I can. After giving writing so much attention in November, I’m giving the neglected editing the necessary push.

What I’m editing/marketing: I was working on Iron Legacy, but what’s taken the forefront is Airship. If I’m going to at least have copies for folks ready for Christmas, I need to get this done ASAP! Also, Hunting for Spring marketing is ramping up! I’m excited!

Line of the week:  “Why, Romeo, what elegant words spring from your tongue,” I drawled, fanning myself.

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Project Purse Dump: December 11, 2015

KaLynn Cooper’s Purse

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I should probably be thrown out of the Girlie Girl Club because I don’t carry much in my purse. Given the opportunity, I don’t even carry one. I often stuff cash in a front pocket with a Chapstick or lipstick on the other side and I carry a very small, leather pouch for credit cards.

Years of long distance traveling has taught me that a purse can get stolen so quickly and weighs you down. By the end of the day, your shoulders ache. I also have a tendency to leave it hanging on the back of a chair so more than once I’ve revisited a restaurant in search of the darn thing. Fortunately, I’ve only lost it once. So I often don’t take one with me when I leave the house.

Unless I’m carrying.

Yes, I have been known to carry a gun in my purse. And yes, I have a Handgun Carry Permit. And yes, I know how to use it. I hope I wouldn’t hesitate to do so if a life-threatening situation should arise. I am a shooter and can often be found on the range. To see a picture of the gun I carry, visit my blog site listed below.

So, on to the contents of my purse:

Let’s talk about the purse itself. I only buy unembellished Coach leather purses. I have some that are over twenty years old that still look good and function well. I rotate them out summer and winter, thus the dark brown one currently in use.

Two leather-bound checkbooks. Although I do more banking online than with a written check, sometimes you simply need to write a check. After the second move, Macho Marine and I decided we needed a stable bank account for his direct deposit but in those days, a local bank was always necessary. Thus the one has been in existence for over thirty-five years and the local account.

That non-descript medicine bottle contains: at least two migraine pills for Macho Marine, he can never find his when he needs them; two daily meds for Favorite (only) Son, just in case; and a few mega Motrin for me. The Tylenol is also for MM because he forgets his all too often when we travel. Is there a picture of our family dynamic forming here?

Business cards. You never know when you’ll run into a Romance reader.

Pens and a small pad of paper. Even though I most often use the app on my phone, I never know when I’ll need to write a note or make a list. I love office supply stores the way MM loves old hardware stores. I could spend hours looking at all the pretty paper, interesting office gadgets and pens that I might need and all too often purchase. They have to be ultrafine point and pretty as well as functional. But never pink or purple and never ever write in those colors. See, I could so easily lose that Girlie Girl card.

Glasses case and lens cleaner. I wore contacts for years and still do on occasion but prefer my glasses these days. I switch to prescription sunglasses when I go outside. Maybe I should try transitional lenses.

Wallet. Again Coach because they last so long and again leather. I guess I’m a natural materials person when it comes right down to it.

Not pictured but should be mentioned: Sometimes I will also have a receipt or two that I stuff into the back compartment but not today. Writing is a business and it keeps my CPA happy when I have the receipt from lunch with my author friends. I also shove my cell phone into the exterior pocket but I needed it to take the picture.

Pretty boring stuff for the most part.

But there is one more item I often carry. It’s deadly and I didn’t want it plastered all over the Internet. To see what it is, please visit my blog https://kalyncooper.wordpress.com/.

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Bio:

KaLyn Cooper’s romances blend fact and fiction with blazing heat and heart-pounding suspense. Twenty-two years as a military wife has shown her the world, and more than thirty years in PR taught her that fact can be stranger than fiction. She leaves it up to the reader to separate truth from imagination. She, her husband, and bird dog live in Tennessee on a micro-plantation filled with gardens, cattle, and quail. When she’s not writing, she’s at the shooting range or paddling on the river.

Be sure to check out her book Christmas in Cancun and two upcoming releases Captivated in Cancun December 28th and Claimed by a SEAL Kindle Worlds Hot SEAL Cancun Crossover Novella releasing January 26th

For all books by KaLyn Cooper, please visit her website www.KaLynCooper.com.

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Hunting for Spring Cover Reveal!

Hey all you lovely ladies and gents! I got the cover for Hunting for Spring in earlier in the week, and the time has come to share it with you all!

Seriously, I am so thrilled about how this turned out.

Did I mention that the release date is 1/12/16, and that you can already add it on Goodreads, here?

Not going to lie, I was so thrilled that the skyline at the bottom is the Philly skyline–did I mention I live in the ‘burbs of Philly?

Okay, okay…here it is, folks! The cover for Hunting for Spring!

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You can already check it out at Loose Id’s website: Hunting for Spring, and it’ll be available for pre-order soon!