Saturday, September 20, 2014

A SUMMER'S ENCHANTMENT







A Summer’s Enchantment, book 2 in the Moonlight and Jasmine Series.

Cassandra Wales, and independant and determined registered nurse finds her plans for the future shattered when her boyfriend dumps her. Her witchcraft made him squirm, but she wasn't about to change him. The move into her new  home keeps her distracted and she'll be sure to keep an eye out for red flags next time. She never expected to find an elderly woman, accompanied by her her hot and sexy grandson Jake at her doorstep with an odd request. Sparks sizzle between Cassandra and Jake. Bad timing for sure. Will she be able to trust a man who has women begging for his attention? 

Jake Hill is an ambitious, up and coming lead singer in a rock band. When his grandmother asks him to drive her over to her first home, he doesn't question her motives. Instead, he meets the woman of his dreams. But will she stick around whiles he climbs the ladder in the exciting world of rock and roll? 

 How will Jake find the time to nuture a relationship when his music takes top billing? Can the passion between them be enough to lead the way, or will fear of failure take control of their destiny? 

When I was asked to cast book 2 in the Moonlight and Jasmine Series by my book tour company, I had no problem. Do you think my choices fit? 




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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

A WRITER'S INSPIRATION




I find it interesting to learn the inspiration for a story. The ideas usually stem from something that stands out in my mind. Savannah's Journey book 1 in the City Lights Series came to me when I was thinking about my teen years. My closest friends and I marched in a colorguard. We loved prancing down the road during a parade. One Saturday I was home sick and my friends called me franic over something that happened. One of our friends became ill. There was a reason for her dizziness and all hell broke lose. She was fine, but what happened next tore her apart. I won't give away the storyline. You'll have to pick up a copy of Savannah's Journey to find out what happenned. Of course I changed the story to make it fit into my characters life, but the basic idea remains the same. If you like contemporary romance, give it a try.







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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

VIDEO CLIP TUESDAY



I was in a silly mood and I made this video. It's cute. Since my heroine works in New York City and the romance begins there, I thought it was fun to set the scene in the city.




If you haven't read Savannah's Journey, you can grab it here. http://amzn.to/1xvPjZ7 I

Savannah's Journey is a contemporary romance about a journalist who works in New York City and hides behind her job, until she meets the charismatic Dr. Rob Sinclair. She begins a journey to find the one piece of her heart that was missing. 











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Cassandra is ready to enjoy her first summer in her new home. She senses she's not alone in her little cottage. Does someone want her out, or are they happy to see her? An elderly woman appears at her doorstep with an unusual request, and Cassandra' world is about to change. Jake Hill is waiting out front for his grandmother and he's smokin hot. A Summer's Enchantment, book 2 in the Moonlight and Jasmine Series.




Wednesday, September 3, 2014

A SUMMER'S ENCHANTMENT ~ DREAM CAST GIVEAWAY

 
PICK YOUR HERO AND HEROINE



Do you think I picked the right cast for A Summer's Enchantment. I'd love to hear your thoughts. I'll pick one of you to receive an e-book copy. Comment to be entered. I'll leave the giveaway open until Sunday, Sept. 7. Come on be creative. 





 




Cassandra Wales, an independent and determined registered nurse, finds her plans for the future shattered when her boyfriend dumps her.  Her witchcraft made him squirm but she wasn’t about to change for him. The move into her new home keeps her distracted, but she’ll be sure to keep an eye out for red flags next time. She never expected to find an elderly woman, accompanied by her hot and sexy grandson Jake, at her doorstep with an odd request. Sparks sizzle between Cassandra and Jake. Bad timing for sure. Will she be able to trust a man who has women begging for his attention?

Jake Hill is an ambitious, up and coming lead singer in a rock band. When his grandmother asks him to take her over to her first home, he doesn’t question her motives. Instead, he meets the woman of his dreams. But will she stick around while he climbs the ladder in the exciting world of rock and roll?
 How will Jake find the time to nurture a relationship when his music takes top billing? Can the passion between them be enough to lead the way, or will fear of failure take control of their destiny?

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Friday, August 29, 2014

HOW I SPENT MY SUMMER VACATION BLOG HOP







Welcome to the How I Spent My Summer Vacation Blog Hop.

GRAND GIVEAWAY  "SPONSERED BY CHRISTINA COLE ROMANCE" IS A 50.00 AMAZON GIFT CARD. RAFFLECOPTER AT THE END OF MY POST.



My Trip to Paradise

My favorite time of year is late spring and early summer. There’s something about the longer days and blossoming flowers that brings me out of the winter funk. This year my husband and I planned a trip to Florida. Since we made it through one of the worse winters of all time, we needed a break. I had been through a scare with my health and completed a long recovery. I’m doing great now and grateful to have made a full recovery.

Our trip was amazing. The sunshine along the streets lined with majestic palms uplifted my spirits. We sun bathed on the beach gazing out to the gorgeous blue-green water. Our evening dining experience was magnificent. There’s nothing like sitting outside watching the breathtaking sunsets along the shore.  I’ve never seen such beautiful shades of orange, reddish-pink, and gold along the horizon. I can’t wait to go back this winter.


Private beach getaway in South Venice, Florida.


Sunset on Venice Island, Florida.













Many of my romance books take place in the summer.  My latest novella is A Summer’s Enchantment, book 2 in the Moonlight and Jasmine Series.  




Here’s the blurb.

Cassandra Wales, an independent and determined registered nurse finds her plans for the future shattered when her boyfriend dumps her.  Her witchcraft made him squirm and she wasn’t changing for him. The move into her new home keeps her distracted, but she’ll be sure to keep an eye out for red flags next time.  When an elderly woman shows up at her doorstep and makes an odd request, she comes face to face the woman’s hot and sexy grandson.  He convinces her to come to see his band play. Will she be able to trust a man who has women begging for his attention?
Jake Hill is an ambitious, up and coming lead singer in a rock band. When his grandmother asks him to take her over to her first home, he doesn’t question her motives. Instead, he meets the woman of his dreams. Will she stick around while he climbs the ladder in the exciting world of a rock star?
 How will Jake find the time to nurture a relationship when his music takes top billing? Can the passion between them be enough to lead the way, or will fear of failure take control of their destiny?

MY GIVEAWAY ~ I’M GIVING AWAY AN E-BOOK COPY OF A SUMMER’S ENCHANTMENT. COMMENT TO BE ENTERED. More chances for likes and follow blog and twitter. What’s your favorite thing about summer?

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

SPOTLIGHT ~ DAWG DAYS ~ NIGHT OF THE JACKEL ~ BY AUTHOR V.L. LOCEY




Hello! My name is V.L. Locey, and I`m a multigenre erotic romance author. Before I get all caught up in chatting about things that go bump in the night, I`d like to thank Kathleen for having me here!


Do you remember what movie first made you jump? For me, it was the classic and B-rated monster movies. As a child I would watch Scream- In with Dr. Shock, a horror host in the Philadelphia area. I loved all the old black-and-white monsters such as Dracula, Frankenstein, The Mummy, and The Creature from the Black Lagoon. My favorite, even as a child, was Lon Chaney Jr. as The Werewolf. I`m not sure what drew me to that character so powerfully, but to this day I have a soft spot for shapeshifters.

When I saw the call for submission for Dawg Days, I knew I had to pen a tale to submit. I already have one shifter book on the market, An Erie Halloween, from Torquere Press. Another in the series, An Erie Operetta, will be released in early 2015. For this anthology I wanted to do something a bit different but wasn`t sure what. Then I stumbled across some Kurdish folk music while looking for a music prompt to share with my local writers group. And there it was. The answer to what I would submit. With that beautiful music as inspiration, I crafted an M/M fantasy short story called Night of the Jackal about two jackal shifters on a world far different than ours.



Blurb: Sahl and Jasim are outcasts. Alone on a world covered with shifting sands, the two males live and love day by day, eking out an existence. One night, hunger drives Jasim, the largest of the two jackal shifters, into recklessness. Leaving Sahl behind, Jasim crosses the river in the hopes of stealing food from a resting caravan.

It is Sahl that relays the story of this night. Of how he, the weaker of the pair, must face many dangers to locate, and hopefully free, his lover from a terrible fate. Can Sahl find his mate in time, or will both males end up as new pelts upon the Madr Pash drying racks?




Excerpt:

            I groom myself as I wait, seated under the cool gaze of the moon sisters. I clean my snout with my paw as a slow drum beat erupts from the Madr camp. I am not aware of when our kind left the other humans. We know hatred from the non-skin wearers caused us to move into the desert. That is all we know of it. That slight has never been forgiven. The travelling bands use us as a means to frighten their children, telling them sand jackals will carry them off if they wander from camp. I have never stolen a child. I have found their small bones in the sands and gnawed upon them, for the core is tasty. This caravan is known as Madr Pash. They are famed for being great hunters. My stomach rumbles. Oh, what I would give for a fish! A large red one such as we see rising to the surface of the river when the sun brothers kiss the moon sisters in greeting.

            A shout from the Madr camp startles me. My head jerks to the side. The sound was quick, sharp, but still it lingers in the wide width of my pointed ears. I shoot to my paws. Jasim! A loud hoot bounces over the silver sands. A dark fear overtakes my heartbeat. I shake the dread away. Jasim needs my help. Even if I am the smaller one in size, I am just as stalwart as Jasim. I jump from the rock to the craggy riverbed. The going is slow, difficult. My paws slip into between the smooth, wet rocks. Across the river, voices rise in song. Clapping erupts. I pick my way along, wincing when a claw is bent backward. The moon sisters are fat. They guide me.



Author Bio:

            V.L. Locey loves worn jeans, belly laughs, reading and writing lusty tales, Greek mythology, the New York Rangers,  comic books, and coffee. (Not necessarily in that order.) She shares her life with her husband, her daughter, one dog, two cats, a steer named after a famous N.H.L. goalie,  a pig named after a famous President, and a flock of assorted domestic fowl.

            When not writing lusty tales, she can be found enjoying her day with her menagerie in the rolling hills of Pennsylvania, fresh cup of java in hand.
I love to meet new friends and fans! You can find me at-



More V.L. Locey Torquere Press books:

Two Guys Walk Into An Apocalypse (Part of the He Loves Me For My Brainssss anthology), Two Guys Walk Into An Apocalypse 2:It Came From Birmingham, Love of the Hunter, Goaltender`s Penalty, All I Want for Christmas, Every Sunday at One (Part of the 2013 Charity Sip Anthology).

And coming soon . . .Two Guys Walk Into An Apocalypse 3:He`s A Lumberjack And He`s Undead and Early To Rise - A Toms & Tabbies Tale.