Wednesday, July 31, 2013

What Ya Got To Talk About Wednesday: Wunder from AR Von's book Wunder

Ah hump day! Usually here at the island, my residents like to celebrate Wednesday with celebrations filled with vibrant colors and lively music. However, today we're going more the Gothic route in honor of our guest Wunder Bierlein from author AR Von's book Wunder.

Hiya there Wunder, welcome to my island. I hope it's good enough for someone with a little bit of zombie in them. It's okay to mention that? Guest, Wunder's world has been overcome by zombies for some time and she's got a bit of that DNA in her.

Hey, don't be scared. Lanie here knows all about zombies. Her boyfriend was turned into one and ate her dog. She's been here for therapeutic reasons. That's why you see so many males giving her a soothing massage.

See, she's all better now. So, let's talk yes?

D. X. Luc: How did you feel when you found  out your story was going to be told?

Wunder: A little nervous, I’m still not used to people knowing about me. The REAL me. I fear becoming a lab rat or some such. That’s the last thing I want or need. I don’t know what I would do if I lost my freedom.

D: Did the author do a decent job? 

W: So far she’s done a great job. I’m glad too. One less person on my list to give a wedgie to. Seriously though. She depicts me and Pete to perfection, no B.S. and captures the details to the T. Shoot; she makes me run mine and Pete’s first time together over and over again. Intense!
D: What would you say is the most wonderful part about being you?
W: Being different in the sense I have advantages in a fight and other life threatening situations. I get to kick a lot of ass! I love the fact that I’m faster, stronger and have other hidden…talents that allow me to help so many others. I would not change a thing!
D: What is the most negative?
W: Also being different. Not all people can accept something or someone that is very different from them or what they are accustomed to. It sucks, but I take it as a blessing in disguise. Those that are bothered by it are just not meant to be in my life and I’m good with that.
D: What is the best quality on a woman?
W: Attitude, a positive attitude works wonders! No over confident or conceded, just sure and a “glass is always half full” outlook on life.
D: If you could pick any dessert to eat, which would that be?
W: Anything creamy and coffee flavored.
D: How would you eat said dessert? Can I be part of the experience?
W: We’ll go with coffee ice cream right now. Especially with chocolate chunks! It’s something I’ve not had in some years due to the whole zombies trying to take over the world and such. But it’s so good! I would eat it slightly melted and straight out of the carton. Taking extra special care to make sure I lick the spoon nice and clean with every pass. Now, a little birdie told me that you do not care for ice cream. But you are welcome to munch it with me if you’re willing to try *wink*

D: What scares you?

W: Death.

D: What makes you smile?

W: Life.

D: Are you thinking of starting a family?

W: Not at the moment. Most likely in 5 or so years. I just got together with Pete and I think we need to have a few years of sex marathons before babies and such.

D: Do you know anyone single who might be needing a personal "get to know D. X. Luc" session?

W: Sure thing! I’d love to introduce D. X. to Tank. I think they would get along fine. Better than fine actually *laughing her ass off*

D: Can we plan on hearing more from you in the future?

W: Of course! There’s much more to get to know about me and this war against the infected. You all still do not know my deepest darkest secrets.

Say the first word that comes to mind

Thong  ass

Sand toes

Tree climb

Red rum

Fun always

Lame brain

What a brilliant interview!!! Thank you so much Wunder. You are a true delight. Indulge a little before going back home?
And for all of you wondering where you can find the books where this lovely, young lady shares her story, just check out the link and pictures below!

Check out AR Von's author page on Amazon. There you can grab these great reads too!

Friday, July 26, 2013

Cover Reveal: Hunters of Seraphim release set for first week of August

I'm so happy to show off my cover for my next upcoming release Hunters of Seraphim: Jadin done by the amazing Erin Dameron-Hill. Release set for first week of August. Are we excited for what has been dubbed a "Sexy Hunger Games"?

I know I am!!!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

What Ya Got To Talk About Wednesday: Character Interview with Kempor Aleksander and Ella the Troll

It's Wednesday and raining outside so we had to bring this interview into the lounge. There's a casino in the right room and I honestly think Julia Santos may still be there!

However, I'm happily honored to say I have some great company for those of you who were invited to join me for this candid interview with two wonderfully, mythical, well....mythics! They came a long distance to the island and they want to tell us about their story Troll-y Yours by author Sheri Fredricks.

Let's give a hand to:

Kempor Aleksander

And his lovely wife

Ella the Troll

Hello you two! I'm happy to have you both here. Now before we get started, as my guests can see here, Aleksander is a lovely and quite large Centaur.

Cora! Keep your bikini on! He's a taken man...uh...Centaur I mean! Gosh.

Sorry about that you two. On the island of Sinful Restraints, everyone tends to get a bit carried away when unbound!

Anyway, why don't we get this party started shall we?

D. X: How did you feel when you found out your story was going to be told?

Aleksander: *shrugs* Not surprised. It was only a matter of time since I made the cover of Mythic Magazine so many years in a row. How can my looks be denied?

Ella: Oh for the love of Bacchus! The only one who thinks you’re all that is yourself, you old war horse!

D: Did the author do a decent job?

Ella: *laughs and nods* Sheri Fredricks wrote Al’s character perfectly. Got all his arrogant ducks in a row.

Aleksander: At least I’m not stuck-up.

D: What would you say is the most wonderful part about being you?

Aleksander: *smiles his famous mythic white grin* Everything from my head to my tail, and all parts in-between. Especially “the parts.”

Ella: *rolls her eyes* Man, you’re on a roll. I think my best feature is being able to save Al’s ass in the nick of time.

D: What is the most negative?

Ella: I’m fat.

Aleksander: *reaches over and hugs Ella tight* No you’re not, stop saying that. You’re curvy, just the way I like you. As for me…I have no negatives! *laughs*

D: What is the best quality on a woman?

Aleksander: It’s her ass. Definitely, her ass. And maybe her breasts. Yeah, I like breasts.

D: If you could pick any dessert to eat, which would that be?

Ella: *waves her hand* Oh, oh! I’ve got this one! Deep-fried truffle cupcakes.

D: How would you eat said dessert? Can I be part of the experience?

Aleksander: Uh, I’m not sure I’d eat those, but you go ahead, DX. Let me know how that works for you.

D: What scares you?

Aleksander: Nothing scares me. I’m Kempor Aleksander, Head Cen—

Ella: *smacks Al’s chest with the back of her hand* Yeah, yeah. Cut the crap. We ALL know who you are. Personally, I’m afraid of standing out in a crowd. I’d rather blend in.

D: What makes you smile?

Aleksander: *gazing at the Troll next to him* Knowing Ella is the last thing I see before I sleep and the first thing I see when I wake. I waited over 250 years for her to come into my life.

Ella: Ah, Al. You’re so sweet. And I like you sweet, like covered in chocolate syrup and lick-you-up sweet. *Ella smiles*

D: Are you thinking of starting a family?

Ella: Uh…um. Well, maybe. We haven’t talked about it.

Aleksander: Meat Wrench, my buddy below the belt, would LOVE to discuss the possibilities. How about we talk on it tonight?

D: Do you know anyone single who might be needing a personal "her to know D. X. Luc" session?

Aleksander: *clears his throat and gives a swish to his tail* Actually, there's a certain Centaur who could use a little of your humor and a huge dose of your--uh--sexiness.

Ella: Oh? It better not be you! Who is it?

Aleksander: Templar Khristos, who else? He's the most uptight, grouchy, windbag of a male that I've ever met. He needs a dose of DX Luc.

D: Can we plan on hearing more from you in the future?

Aleksander: From me? Well, of course! I’ll be in all of Sheri Fredrick’s books. After all, I’m Kempor Aleksander, Head Centaur Guard!

Ella: *rolls eyes* I’m sure I’ll be making an appearance here and there, but Sheri knows I like staying in the background.

Say the first word that comes to mind

Thong: Sexy

Sand: Scratchy

Tree: Wood Nymphs

Red: Syrah

Fun: Laughter

Lame: Mean people

Wow! I'm so glad to have learned from you two. Your dynamic is just fantastic. Thank you for coming here. Please enjoy your time here on my lovely island.

For those who would love to find out where you can see Aleksander and Ella's tale, look below!



Determined to forge a better life, Ella launches her new business with high hopes--until a sexy Centaur bumps into her and throws her life off course forever. Voted "Most Eligible Bachelor in Boronda", Aleksander shakes up her world and tilts her in more ways than one.


Years of warfare and countless bedroom encounters have stolen Kempor Aleksander's luster for life. He never expects to rediscover his zeal in the small, redheaded form of Ella the Troll, who fires his blood hotter than the deepest caverns in the forest.


But as trouble lingers in their midst--and edges ever closer--Alek and Ella spiral into troubled terrain. Turning to each other, the pair face down dangers that run impenetrably deep in their mythological world. But will the two lovers discover a passion that runs even deeper?

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

What Ya Got to Talk About Wednesdays: Character Interview with Julia Santos

Hello all! I'm finally going to get this blog up and running again. Not that I really have tons of time, I don't want to leave my guests hanging. So on Wednesdays, I'm going to talk to a character from sexy books. You know, because don't we want to know what they're like? I know I do.

So pull up a towel around the beach bonfire and let's welcome our first island patron Julia Santos!!

So beautiful! Welcome to the island Julia. We have drinks galore from the cabana boys.

Now I know a bit of your history. But for those that don't, you are first mentioned in the book For the Love of Quinn by author Tammy Dennings Maggy. You made it a tad difficult of Jacob to commit to Quinn and he actually almost lost his life in the process.

As you can see, one of our guests, Jessica is pretty shocked to find this out. Calm down, girl! We're giving this opportunity to find out more about Julia. Have another drink and relax.

Plus, the great news is that she's getting her own story now. So we can see more into her life than we did in the before mentioned book. This book will be The Surrender of Julia (Now and Forever 3).

But enough about that! Julia, I'm sure you're ready to get this interview started? Have you drink? Great! Let's begin.

DX: How did you feel when you found out your story was going to be told?

Julia: At first I wasn’t sure I wanted it to be told, but I was only briefly mentioned in For the Love of Quinn and not in a good light. I was the reason that Jake couldn’t commit to Quinn in the first place, but after seeing their story play out, I thought I should be given some time to explain my actions.

D: Did the author do a decent job?

J: Oh yes! Frankly, I think it was harder for her to write about my past than it was for me to go through it all again in therapy. There’s a lot of dark, disturbing things I had to bury in order to create the Julia Santos that’s alive and well today. Reading through Tammy’s descriptions of the sex I had with my lovers…whew! I could feel every kiss and touch just like I did when it actually happened to me. I couldn’t have asked for a better writer to tell my story.

D: What would you say is the most wonderful part about being you?

J: Hmmm…everything! I’m just kidding although at one point in my life I would have really meant that. I had any lover I wanted and my art was the talk of LA and New York. Now I have to say the most wonderful part of being me is finding my soul mate and knowing she loves me unconditionally, warts and all.

D: What is the most negative?

J: That it took me so long to figure it all out and the number of people I hurt along the way. It took a lot of years of therapy to work through it all and get to the point in my life where I could make amends. My biggest regret was not doing it sooner.

D: What is the best quality on a woman?

J: Her self confidence is the best quality. She can be curvy, rail thin, or not what some consider beautiful, but if she’s confident in herself that will shine through. Of course I do love curvy women with the classic Botticelli or Rubeneque bodies.

D: If you could pick any dessert to eat, which would that be?

J: Hmmm…I do have quite a sweet tooth but try not to indulge too often. My absolute favorite is crème brulee. That crunchy burnt sugar top is the perfect contrast to the creamy delight under it. It’s also a great dessert to share with a partner. And I recently found out that Ben and Jerry’s has a crème brulee ice cream. I nearly had an orgasm when I tried it for the first time. Delish!

D: How would you eat said dessert? Can I be part of the experience?

J: I heard you don’t like desserts, but I would love to share one with you. ;)
Your mouth would water as the waiter brings the dessert to our table at one of my fave restaurants. He takes out a little butane torch and gently sets the top of the custard on fire. Relax! There aren’t any huge flames, just enough to make the top of it turn a toasted brown. He sets down two spoons with a flourish that only the French can pull off and leaves us to enjoy the delicacy.
“Close your eyes, kitten. I want you to just experience this with your mouth and tongue.”
You close your eyes and wait for further instructions as I pick up one of the spoons. You hear the soft crack as the utensil breaks through the crispy coating and the gently scrape against the ceramic dish. A faint sugary vanilla scent tickles your nose as the spoon nears your mouth. You open your mouth slowly, quickly licking your lips in anticipation. The spoon is warm from the custard and gently slips over your tongue. Your mouth comes alive with the different sensations and flavors: the crunch of the caramel like sugar crisp, the rich vanilla cream with just a touch rum that bathes your tongue with sheer happiness.

Why is this one of my faves? It reminds me of being with another woman in bed for the very first time. Now it’s this way every time I’m with my Mistress. Try this dessert one time yourself and you’ll know what I mean!

Cassidy here is pretty turned on by that! She's actually the waitress. Cass go on back to work now. Silly woman.

D: Anyway, what scares you?

J: My past. I’ve had to work so hard to escape it, that I’m always worried someone will find out and reject me because of it.

D: What makes you smile?

J: Turning myself completely over to my Mistress to do with as she sees fit. ;)

D: Are you thinking of starting a family?

J: Well, until now I hadn’t really thought about it. Children were always someone else’s mess to care for, you know? But now…yeah, I would like to have a family of my own. I’ll have to talk it over with Mistress.

D: Do you know anyone single who might be needing a personal "her to know D. X. Luc" session?

J: Single folks? Not at the moment. It looks like everyone in my circles has paired up, even my boss the Vegas tycoon Steve Eischer. Although he seems to still carry a torch for Tammy.

D: Can we plan on hearing more from you in the future?

J: I will be making a few cameos in the rest of the series especially Derek’s story. That’s a few books away yet. His book will be called Burning Heart (Now and Forever 5)…or six depending on how Quinn’s cousin Samantha’s story goes!

Say the first word that comes to mind

Thong--strip tease (I know that’s two words)





Lame--missionary (LOL! Sorry couldn’t help myself)

*claps all around* Thank you so much for coming out and doing this on the beach interview for us today Julia. As my first interviewer, I guess you can say you've popped the interview cherry! Please stay for more refreshments once Cass composes herself!

Now, here's an excerpt from the book where we first meet the lovely Julia.

For the Love of Quinn

Her hands slid under his arms to hold him tight. “You know I still feel horrible for not being with you for your father’s funeral, but I didn’t want to intrude on your family’s grief.” She put her fingertips on his lips, silencing his words of protest. “I didn’t realize how much this all meant to you. I’ll have my assistant clear my schedule for the next week. My clients will just have to understand. You’ve been by my side through all of this, and now it’s my turn. My place is with you.”

Jacob’s lips covered hers once again, finding her tongue more than eager to do battle with his. She quickly undid his belt and the zipper of his pants and slid her hands inside to caress his growing erection. He pulled her tank top over her head and tossed it to the floor. He lifted her off her feet and carried her to the bed he made for her as a Christmas present. The king-sized four-poster bed was crafted out of a dark, richly stained oak with red sheer curtains draping over the top. She squealed with delight when she first saw it set up in their bedroom, and now he was hoping to get her squealing once again.

She slid out of her boy shorts and up to lay on the pillows. She reached for him as he got rid of the rest of his clothes to join her. “Show me how much you love me, baby. Make me feel it.”

He slowly worked his way down her body, licking, nibbling, and tasting as he went. Julia cooed and sighed with every touch along the way, offering her body up for his enjoyment, teasing him with it, knowing full well he couldn’t resist her for very much longer. His excitement grew with every sound she made. This was the game they played often with each other, but something felt different to him this time. Something about the way she switched from being adamant she couldn’t abandon her clients to wanting to be by his side for the difficult family gathering nagged at the back of his mind. Jacob didn’t want to analyze anything at that moment except the beautiful, naked woman underneath him. For now he pushed those doubting thoughts to the side and continued to make his lover squirm.

* * * *

Jacob’s lips sealed over her clit, drawing out a deep guttural moan from Julia. No man could eat her out like him, and tonight he was in rare form. His tongue glided in and out of her folds with deliberate slow motions that made her entire body burn with need to have him. While he sucked her throbbing, hooded flesh yet again, his fingers filled up her pussy and stretched her anus. “Oh my God, that feels fucking fantastic. Don’t stop.”

He feathered and teased her hot, wet folds until the comforter beneath them was drenched with her cum. He slid back up her body, slowly snaking his tongue along a burning trail to her tits. Her nipples were so erect they hurt, just the way she liked them. The slightest touch sent her body over the edge, her cunt twitching with the need to be completely filled with his cock. To emphasize that point, she pulled her legs up and wrapped them around his hips. “Fuck me, now, Jake. Let me have that glorious dick of yours deep inside me.”

Her breathing quickened as the head of his cock eased into her so slowly. She tried to pull him in fast, but he only smiled and held his position. He tugged her arms up over her head and quickly bound them in the leather straps attached to the headboard. Julia returned the smile. She loved the feel of the strap around her wrists and in her palms. Jacob really did know how to please her, in every way. Having her hands bound while she was willingly ravaged by a man had always been a fantasy of hers, and now she could mark that off of her bucket list.

Julia clenched her fingers tightly around the leather as Jacob shoved her legs further apart and buried his cock in her cunt. The sensation overwhelmed her, and yet her body craved more. He pulled out quickly and sat up, lifting her ass off the bed as he went. Now with half of her body suspended in the air he entered her again, slowly working her up and down his cock, gradually building up to the speed she craved. Her tits bounced hard with each thrust. Her thighs quaked and were soon slick with her own juices, and yet he still loved her, still took more and more from her. Julia’s mind went blank with one final full-body orgasm.
She came to her senses as Jacob released her from the leather straps and pulled her close to curl up to his body, her head resting on his chest. As she listened to his heartbeat slow down to its normal soothing rhythm, she fought to hold back the tears that threatened to fall. What the hell’s wrong with me? Why can’t this be enough? Why can’t Jacob be enough?

* * * *

Purchase the books through here Tammy Dennings Maggy

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Six Sentence Sunday: Summer's Break from the Hot Shots anthology

Without further delay, Summer pulled off his shirt. He folded it over the chair before removing his sneakers, socks and pants. His boxer briefs had a wet spot where he'd leaked precum and his massive bulge was clearly outlined.

She cocked a brow. “What part of naked didn't you understand? I want to see what you're going to give me.”

Swallowing past his hesitation, he dropped the underwear and stepped out of them. Summer licked his lips and took a deep breath, waiting for her to speak. He couldn't fathom it, but all he wanted was to please her in every way. No other woman made him respond so intensely.

Blurb:  The heat is on with two short erotic stories to leave you sweating and aching.

Spring Cleaning

Join Leanore as she explores all the excitement that can be had when the organization bug hits. For this editor, spring cleaning takes on a new level of naughty play that leaves her wanting more. And her game is heightened with the voyeuristic assistance of a sexy, sinful neighbor.

Summer's Break

While his friends are enjoying their time at the beach, Gordon Summer is stuck volunteering for extra credit with his horrible boss. Lucky for him, this young college student's lunch break becomes a lesson of submission. His teacher...the boss's hot, cougar wife.

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Friday, July 12, 2013

Getting Freaky Friday: Sheri Fredricks takes us to a whole new world of HOT DAMN!!

Abelia, a Boronda Forest Wood Nymph…
She came to Willow Bay to satisfy her curiosity of human life, and got more than she bargained for.
Jack, an archeologist bent on discover…
He can't wait to leave Pennsylvania and return to his explorations in Australia, where life is filled with dingos and roos.
Danger abounds…
Human hunters stalk the enthralling Abelia, and Jack comes to her rescue. The hunters back off, but she suddenly vanishes, and he's left confused as he returns home to the rugged Outback.
They’ll risk it all…
When Abelia magically appears in Jack's kitchen, she must divulge who and what she really is, and risk the mythic people's secret for his help to return home. Meanwhile, he risks his heart to convince her to stay.
Abelia rocked her hips forward. She rode his hand with instinct and a passion so pure that it dragged Jack down into her uninhibited intensity. He grasped hold and tugged the top of her sundress down farther and used a ferocious suction on her nipple that caused her to cry out. His thumb pressed and flicked while his finger slid rhythmically deeper. Jack's hard won self-control all but disintegrated as he slipped a second finger into her amazingly snug channel.
Her body jolted with a burst as she became overwhelmed with sensation, and he reveled in her responsiveness. Her hands gripped his wrist, desperately holding him to her, and she again cried out from his teasing fingers.
The wood floor lay unforgiving beneath his knees, yet he hardly felt its bite as he slid lower over Abelia’s body. When his eyes were even with her glistening sex, Jack removed his hand and in a quick movement, replaced it with his mouth. He sealed his lips to the lips of her sex, and sweet nectar tantalized his tongue. Craving more, he licked and sucked, stroking her receptive body closer to climax.
"Should I make you come, sweetheart?" His voice echoed in the empty room as a thought occurred to him. "Can I make you come? Are you different from humans that way?"
"Please, Jack." She gasped, her green eyes glittering like emeralds, filled with need as impatient as his own.
He doubted she was conscious of anything but what her sleek body cried out for, but her eyes were focused on him. He knew she saw him, saw the need within him.
"Please…" she repeated on a moan.
If he didn't get in her soon, he'd crawl out of his bloody skin. His cock was full, throbbing, ready to explode. Jack leaned up and sat back on his heels, easing the zipper down past the lump.
Abelia's eyes widened when his engorged cock sprang free of his jeans, then she licked her lips and smiled. A subtle hip rotation coupled with her unconscious pelvic thrust, and he nearly came unglued before they even began.
One-handed, he shoved his pants down, past his thighs.
Jack hooked an arm behind her knee and stretched her leg up high. With his other hand, he held his rigid penis and bathed the spongy head in her fiery pool of wetness. Her legs flexed, thighs spreading to welcome him, the sight too erotic to bear. A luscious show played as he slipped and slid against her flared pink skin, his cock jerking at the contact with the moist heat. Throbbing and swollen, the head of his cock notched at her snug opening.
He leaned forward and kissed her hard, sweeping inside so she could taste herself on his tongue. In careful, controlled bursts, he pushed inside her snug body by excruciatingly slow inches. Her little tight channel swallowed him up, every agonizing increment.
Abelia threw her head back, keening in loud gusty huffs.
Need consumed him in a roiling storm, and his breath grated fiercely as he wrestled to focus. To stay in control. But it was hopeless. Jack was too primed, the deep-rooted throb of his body an unbearable thrill. He pulled back and slammed home hard.
And again.
In an instant her breath hitched, and she gasped with unbound pleasure.
While his lips explored her throat, he felt her moan vibrate as her body burst around his cock. Convulsions ripped through her that endeavored to squeeze the essence out of him.
Locked in orgasm, Abelia's body crackled like electricity, humming with astounding bliss.
Never before had he felt the splintered impact of pleasure as he did right now with her body milking him in turbulent upheaval. And never had he experienced such a sense of amazing satisfaction when she lay breathless and seemingly boneless beneath him.
Close to the edge of a mind-blowing cliff, he lurched forward once more. He ground himself so deep into her womb that he felt the rising wave of his release from a different plane within him.
Abelia lifted her sweet thighs to wrap them higher over his hips. It sank him further into her, and he shattered.
For a moment, he made no sound. His vocal cords remained frozen in spasm as he crested over. A star burst behind his tightly shuttered eyes and sudden scalding heat pulsed from his body and into hers. The release burst forth in profound, satisfying rushes that forced him to cry out from deep in his throat.
Gripped in endless pleasure, the tense muscles in his braced arms trembled as he was hit by the percussion of rippling post-orgasmic shudders that coursed through her, obliterating his consciousness.
Glorious bloody hell.
Author Bio:
Always on the hunt for the uncommon things in life, award-winning author Sheri Fredricks thrives on creating adventures in her mythological kingdom for her readers.
A former engineering secretary, Sheri lives on the beautiful central coast of California. "I wanted to move away from inflexible right angles and create an unboxed world with no boundaries." A voracious reader since her early years, Sheri found her brain crowded with stories and characters of her own. "Ultimately," she says, "my husband encouraged me to write them all down."
Sheri loves to spend time at home. A computer hutch keeps her focused on creating stories, but the panoramic view of life on a ranch will call her outside to play in the sun.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

D. X. Luc: Scavenger Huntin' Time!

Oh yeah!!!!!!!! It's Day 3 for our sexy scavenger hunt and I'm up at the plate. Okay, I've been watching baseball a bit so yeah. Mmmm Baseball players! Nom nom. Right! Anyway, I'm really excited to be part of this group of authors and for my part, I'm giving away an ecopy of Touch of the Gods: The Wager.

You just have to answer the question in the rafflecopter when you find it! So, here's my question!

Oh boy! Now, remember, the answer is somewhere below and when you find it, put it in the raffelcopter. Not in the comments please! We want everyone to get a chance at winning! Now, without further adieu!


When love and war make a little wager, what could possibly go wrong?

I am Hephaestus. God of inventions, blacksmiths, and volcanoes. Sounds like I'm awesome right? Well, I'm not. In fact, I'm the loser of Olympus and a new bachelor to boot. Living the single life is great until a decade passed. Honestly if my divorce from the Goddess of Love wasn't bad enough, I am still being rejected by the other women of my home.

Because of an incessant need to make me a pawn in his game, my brother, Ares convinces Eros to make a little bet. A wager that puts my lack of love life to the test. Sent to Earth, I'm skeptical, when suddenly I lose myself in the sensual scent and beauty of the full bodied Vanessa. She is my everything, my perfection.

Sadly, from a single caress upon her silky flesh, I sent our lives into a downward spiral of hell. To save her, I must get beyond my demons of the past. And to save me, she will have to decide if I'm worth giving up everything for.


Somehow, I knew he'd made it all by hand. For me? Ugh! He was certainly making my need to take some time off men and loving him, difficult. Cradling it in my palm, I beamed up at him, which thankfully got me a smile in return.

Hephaestus moved behind me and took the necklace from my shaky grasp. He opened it and brought it around my neck. I lifted my hair up, so he could clasp it and before I could stop it, my body trembled the moment his warm hands brushed against my skin. If he felt it, he didn't say a word, which I gave him extra brownie points for.

He stepped back, taking his place back across from me and even managed to keep his expression neutral.

Touching the hammer, it tingled under my fingers and I raised a questioning eye to him.

"Once I am gone from your realm, if you ever need me for anything, touch that and call my name. I will come immediately."


"Oh? That is all?"

"Huh? No! I mean, thank you so very much for this Heph. It's a lovely gesture."

Smiling brilliantly at me once more, he grabbed the basket up, proffered his arm to me and together, we left my house. He led me to where his truck sat in the driveway, opening the door for me with his hands this time, and getting into his own side, he drove toward the park.

Traffic was a beast, because as the weather man said, everyone needed to be outside to enjoy all the great sunshine and clear skies. Several times we were cut off, and while I wanted to scream at the idiot drivers, Hephaestus kept a cool head, even waving at the people who butted in front of him. It was then, that I wondered if he ever got angry, recalling how calm, yet meticulous he seemed when confronting Ares.

At about the time the fifth car cruised into our lane without his turn signal, I did shriek. "Aren't you bothered by this? These jerks need to learn how to drive!" The last part I screamed out the passenger windo at the driver, who now drove at a snail's pace in front of us. He promptly ignored me and kept breaking at random moments.

Next to me, Hephaestus only chuckled, his entire poise the epitome of relaxation. One hand was lightly curled around the wheel, the other draped outside his window, while he bobbed his head in time with the hip-hop music playing on the radio.

Hip-hop? This was a god that was full of many surprises it would seem.

Flabbergasted, I stared at him.

He finally side glanced in my direction, and had the audacity to give me a lopsided smile. "Do you feel better now? Iris teaches a yelling yoga class that I've heard is really beneficial. She says screaming releases tension and centers one's soul."

"What the hell are you talking about? Who is Iris?"

"She's the Rainbow Goddess and our head spiritual instructor on Olympus. I started taking her basic yoga courses after my divorce."

"Since when did gods and goddesses need spiritual guidance?"

"Even the most powerful need something more to believe in, Vanessa."

There was such an underlying pain in what he said that my heart ached for him. I placed a hand on his arm, feeling the muscles tensing, and then relax.

The rest of the drive, all forty-five minutes of it was done in silence with the occasional rapping from him. By the time we reached our destination, I found I enjoyed hip-hop as well. Who would have thought?

Locating a nice, shaded spot, he laid out a blanket that matched the same print as what was lining the picnic basket. We both sat upon it while he pulled out plates and food. It wasn't a large affair, which seemed appropriate for the situation.

When I unwrapped my sandwich, I laughed out loud. The ham and cheese combo was something he knew how to make well, and I had a feeling that it would be our 'thing' which was fine with me. He grinned in a boyish manner, and out of compulsion, I leaned forward to brush an errant tendril of hair that had fallen in front of his brow. Gazing up at each other, we locked eyes. I couldn't breathe and couldn't move while time stood still.

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