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Tuesday, April 11th, 2017
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Tuesday, April 4th, 2017
Spring Series Giveaway #IARTG #bookblast

Spring Series

Welcome to the Steamy Book Bargains Spring Series Highlight and Giveaway!

Are you one of those readers who holds out on a book until there are multiple follow ups! Are you afraid to commit until you can have more than just the first story in your hands!

This is for you! All the best steamy romance series in one place! Buy one book, buy the whole series, it’s up to you. But after you check out some great reads scroll to the bottom and enter to win one of FIVE $25 Amazon GCs!

Enjoy!
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Check out my Middlemarch Shifters series as part of this giveaway

My Scarlet Woman

My Younger Lover

My Peeping Tom

Monday, April 3rd, 2017
Romance with Muscle #smtmuscle!

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I think every romance reader enjoys a cover featuring a sexy male. I’m part of a group of authors who are doing a joint promotion with 99c and Free books. But the catch is, every cover features a shirtless hero.

Yay! You can view the selection of sexy muscles here. And just a note, you’ll find contemporary, historical, sci-fi and paranormal muscles. Something for everyone. *grin*

My contribution is Stranded & Seduced, and for a short time you can purchase this book for 99c instead of $2.99

Go forth, shop and enjoy the scenery!

Sunday, April 2nd, 2017
Rangitoto, Auckland. The Youngest Volcano #travel #newzealand

This year we’ve had lots of overseas visitors, which means we’ve been reacquainting ourselves with the sights around Auckland.

The city of Auckland is built on on a field of volcanoes, and Rangitoto Island is the youngest one – a mere 600 years-old. The island is pest-free (a big deal for our native bird populations) and is a short ferry ride from the central city.

The fascinating thing is that the silhouette of Rangitoto looks the same, no matter which part of the city you’re viewing it from.

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These photos were taken on different days, from different parts of the city.

We didn’t have time to do the walk to the summit, but if you visit Auckland for a few days, I highly recommend it since the walks are easy and the view back to the city is beautiful.

For more information on island walks and details of travel to the island check out the Rangitoto Govt site.

Thursday, March 30th, 2017
New Release: Favored by Felix #paranormal

Favored by Felix, the second book in my Middlemarch Capture series is out today. The paranormal sci-fi adventure continues…

Here is the blurb:

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A new resort specializing in capture fantasies—the perfect place for Captain Casey Seonaid to blow off steam. To embrace her feminine side, possibly for the last time. And just as she’d hoped, it’s not long before she finds herself “kidnapped”. Let the sexual hijinks begin.

Attractive yet with an air of sadness, Casey snares feline shapeshifter Felix Mitchell’s attention at first sight. As feelings deepen, he comes to realize Casey just may be his perfect mate. But despite their shared passion, something is amiss with his intriguing lover, something that keeps her from giving herself fully…something she won’t share.

Unexpected troubles plague the resort, drawing the couple ever closer. But the biggest danger comes when soldier Casey finally shares her secret, revealing a familial enemy—and his shocking plans for Casey’s military future.

Order ebook at: Amazon | iBooks | Nook | Kobo |

The third book in the series, Lost with Leo is also available for pre-order.

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Leo Mitchell wants to contribute to the operating expenses of the new family-run Middlemarch resort, which specializes in capture fantasies for female guests. Betrys Torins offers what Leo thinks is a wonderful opportunity, but in reality is potentially deadly. He hungers for revenge. A capture might be the perfect payback…

In order to protect her son, Betrys must procure men for her alien employer Iseult Orna. She hates her job and loathes the guilt she feels at trapping the sexy Leo into signing an irrevocable contract. Even worse, she has started dream walking and sharing passionate sex with the gorgeous man. She’s smitten, yet knows they have no future, because when Iseult catches up with Leo, he’ll die.

 

 

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Thursday, March 23rd, 2017
Sleeping in Queen Anne’s Bed, Avebury Manor, Wiltshire #travel

Whenever we travel to Britain, I like to explore some of the historical properties and imagine what it was like for the people who lived in these homes.

This visit we went to Avebury Manor, a National Trust property in Wiltshire, England. The BBC filmed a series here called The Manor Reborn where nine of the rooms were decorated to depict different styles such as Georgian, Tudor, Victorian, Queen Anne and 20th century. What I liked about this property was that we were allowed to touch most things, open drawers and try on clothes.

The Queen Anne bedroom is named after Queen Anne Stuart. Although historians aren’t positive if Queen Anne actually visited Avebury Manor, it is entirely possible since Queen Anne often traveled from London to Bath to take the waters for her gout, gynaecological problems and dropsy. Her route would have passed through Avebury. BTW, she had 17 pregnancies between the ages of 18 – 34. Only 6 of her 18 children (since she had one set of twins) survived childbirth and of those 6 children only 1 (William) lived to age 11.

There are three rooms to the Queen Anne suite – the bedroom, an antechamber and a withdrawing room.

When we walked into the bedroom, the employee stationed in the room asked if I’d like to try the bed. “Yes,” I said, excited about touching. (I’m the person who desperately wants to touch whenever I see the “no touching” signs).

I took off my shoes and climbed up into the bed, then the lady proceeded to tuck me in. It was easy to see why they needed help to get into bed. I have long legs, and getting onto the bed was a stretch for me. It was very comfortable though and the silk dome, visible once I was in the bed was beautiful. I think I could sleep comfortably in Queen Anne’s bed.

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A shot of the bedroom.

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Me tucked into the Queen Anne bed. Very comfortable!

The other rooms were equally fascinating and my favorite was the Georgian dining room, but that’s a story for another day.

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017
A New Followers Giveaway #IARTG #bookblast

 

NewRelease Follower Giveaway

Check out the March New Release Followers Giveaway 3/19-3/27!

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Monday, March 20th, 2017
Favored by Felix: Now available for pre-order! #paranormal

 

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Book 2 in the Middlemarch Capture series is now available for pre-order. Favored by Felix is a paranormal sci-fi romance.

Here’s the blurb:

A new resort specializing in capture fantasies—the perfect place for Captain Casey Seonaid to blow off steam. To embrace her feminine side, possibly for the last time. And just as she’d hoped, it’s not long before she finds herself “kidnapped”. Let the sexual hijinks begin.

Attractive yet with an air of sadness, Casey snares feline shapeshifter Felix Mitchell’s attention at first sight. As feelings deepen, he comes to realize Casey just may be his perfect mate. But despite their shared passion, something is amiss with his intriguing lover, something that keeps her from giving herself fully…something she won’t share.

Unexpected troubles plague the resort, drawing the couple ever closer. But the biggest danger comes when soldier Casey finally shares her secret, revealing a familial enemy—and his shocking plans for Casey’s military future.

Inside Scoop: Felix may look big and bad, but Casey knows her shifter mate is just a big pussycat.

Pre-order ebook at: Amazon | iBooks | Nook | Kobo |

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017
La Seigneurie Gardens, Sark #travel

This is part two of my Sark posts. Here is part one.

La Seigneurie Gardens on Sark are in the grounds of the mansion of the same name. The oldest part of the house dates back to 1675. Over the years, additions have added to the building. According to the La Seigneurie website, the formal gardens were planted on land purchased in the 19th century. Each year there are new additions such as the maze hedge in 1991 and the vegetable garden is evolving since the produce is used in the tearooms/restaurant.

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We navigated the horse and cart park and the tractors to get to the gardens.

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View of the house from the gardens.

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Checking out the hedge maze.

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I love the vibrant blue of cornflowers. So pretty!

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This photo reminds me of a painting. I had a ball taking flower photos.

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The local characters said hello.

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After wandering around, we had a cup of tea to warm up in the garden tearooms before we headed to the meeting point to catch our ferry back to Guernsey.

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The port of Guernsey.

If you ever get a chance to visit Sark, I say grab the opportunity. It’s a fun place to unwind and switch off from the daily rat race, and for the keen photographer, there is heaps of inspiration. Highly recommended.

Monday, March 13th, 2017
A Day Trip to Sark #Travel

Sark is one of the Channel Islands, 80 miles south of England. The island often appears on our news because it has a small population and is a royal fief, which means they set their own laws and have a parliament. The island is also carless.

When the chance came to visit either Guernsey or Sark, hubby and I chose Sark and set off on the local ferry. Transport comes in the form of tractors towing a trailer, with bench seats for passengers, horse and cart and bicycle.

We rode up the hill from the ferry in the tractor, stopping by a bicycle hire place to choose our “steads”.

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The main township branches off into lots of small lanes. We had fun getting lost as we pedaled down the road and tried to avoid the tractors and horse and wagons. They were road hogs, but excellent and fun photo opportunities.

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The weather was brisk, a little chilly with the threat of rain, but we enjoyed our day anyway.

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A view of the countryside. Much of the island is agriculture and they try to be as self-sufficient as possible. Tourism is a big earner for Sark. It would be a brilliant place to switch off from the world and get some writing done.

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We cycled to Sark Henge, a smaller version of Stonehenge. It was set on a cliff, overlooking the sea. A beautiful spot. The Henge is a recent addition, a ring of stones erected to mark 450 years since Queen Elizabeth the First granted Sark to the Seigneur of St Ouen, on 6th August 1565, to be precise. The ring is made up of nine old gatestones of pink Jersey granite.

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That’s it for today. I have more Sark photos to come soon. It was a picturesque place and the drinks during our rest break weren’t bad either.