Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Happy 2014

'13' really can be an unlucky number and in this years case, the horrid '13' unluckiness didn't hold back! It's showered us in bucket loads and my family and friends cannot wait to see in 2014. So, here's to hoping that number '14' holds much more health and happiness for us all! 

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE May 2014 bring you everything you wish for. 

'Til next time

Much love


Friday, 20 December 2013

Jane Hunt's The Dragon Legacy....

Today I welcome lovely Jane Hunt to my blog for the first time! She's telling us about her latest release, The Dragon Legacy...of which I am half way through and LOVING! Go for it, Jane!


When emotionally fragile Fleur Curwen decides she wants excitement in 
her boring life she signs up for a Murder Mystery Weekend in the wilds 

of the English Lake District. She enters a paranormal world where 

danger and death are common occurrences.

Demon slayer Lukas Draco is a loner. He lives by two simple rules: No 
emotional entanglements and duty must remain his first priority. His 
beliefs are challenged when he's inexplicably drawn to Fleur, a human 
woman with an unusual psychic aura. Sparks of sexual attraction ignite 
threatening both his search for the dragon's egg he buried a thousand 
years ago and Fleur's life. Under the cover of a murder mystery weekend 
an apocalyptic hunt begins.



Fleur stole a sideways glance at Lukas as he conversed with Jasmine. His impressive physique exuded an aura of power personified by a fit, muscular body and long, lean limbs. Filled with suppressed sexual excitement, she half closed her eyelids, leaned back against the headrest, and continued her secret study of him. His face was the epitome of masculine beauty, characterized by well-defined angular cheekbones, covered with pale, almost translucent skin. Its apparent delicacy did not detract from his masculinity; he looked like a fallen angel. A tell-tale blush stained her cheeks rosy. A rush of heat pooled between her legs. Fleur shuddered. Shocked at her impulsiveness, she sat on her hands and admired the sleekness of his fashionable long, straight hair, which looked like silk. Neediness overpowered her cautious nature as her gaze feasted on its remarkable black color, reminiscent of an exotic bird or reptile with highlights of metallic turquoise and blue woven through it. Fleur stole another glance at Lukas from under her lashes. He stared back. Horrified, she blushed unable to avoid his inquisitive gaze. She waited for the smug look or the double entendre. Lukas’ smile hid a myriad of emotions. The fire in his heated look betrayed him, luminescent and golden, in stark contrast with the dying afternoon light.

            Lukas slanted a glance at Fleur. The look of rapt absorption on her face stilled his breath. She looked at him hungrily, as if he was a delicacy she would love to taste. His blood echoed in his head as it thundered through his arteries. Arousal exploded in every inch of his body, highlighted by the uncomfortable tightness of his designer jeans, a testimony to his body's readiness to act. He stopped talking in mid-sentence. Jasmine looked at him through the rear view mirror. His body leaned into Fleur's, attuned to her hot gaze's invitation. No. He couldn't, not here or anywhere, with her. Lukas sensed the exact moment Fleur noticed him. He disguised all signs of his arousal. He hoped his expression revealed none of his inner turmoil.

            The truck turned into a concealed driveway. Calmer, he resumed his light conversation with Jasmine, who didn't remark on his recent distraction. Fleur stared through the window. Moments later, the truck stopped with a shudder. Lukas smiled at her hasty retreat. He sighed as the truck door shut behind her. His lack of control bothered him. His mission needed all his attention. A dalliance with a pretty human was not on his agenda. It would jeopardize the dragon egg's safety.

            “Welcome to Hallow House.”
 Jasmine walked around the truck for their luggage. The grey, windswept house stood hidden among the hills. Paint peeled from the window frames and moss grew along the grey stone walls. A wave of coldness swept through Fleur. She shuddered. “It’s so atmospheric, perfect for a murder mystery.” She looked across at Lukas. He seemed preoccupied. A woman appeared at the house's front door. Lukas' face lost its shuttered look. He smiled.

             “It’s lovely to meet you both. I’m Grace.”
            “It’s lovely to meet you too,” Fleur smiled at the older woman, reassured by her kind smile.
             “I’m delighted to meet you.”
            Lukas shook Grace’s hand. Her gaze widened as their physic auras merged. Lukas controlled his response; his face remained devoid of expression. Jasmine frowned and touched her mother's shoulder. With one last puzzled look at Lukas, she said,
 “I’ll show you to your rooms. Afternoon tea is at three. The conservatory is at the back. You'll have an opportunity to meet the other guests there.”
 Lukas smiled. He sensed her interest and strength. They'd met once, years before. She owed him, and he needed her help now.
            Fleur unpacked her bags in her shabby-chic room. Her mind strayed to Lukas' surprising effect on her. Vivid recollections of his strong embrace and the hardness of his muscular body bombarded her. She splashed cold water on her face in an attempt to cool the burn from her inner heat. Why did she crave this man's touch? Intimate images danced through her confused mind. She sprayed perfume on her heated skin. Nothing in her life prepared her for this tangle of conflicted emotions.

            Perhaps she'd hidden away too long? She needed excitement. Her ex-lover didn't understand her grief after the premature deaths of her much-loved parents. Instead, he chipped away at her self-esteem. Lukas saw through her layers of self-protection. He noticed her. The heat in his stare scorched her deep inside. She needed this man. She blushed at her wickedness. The alarm on her mobile sounded, almost three; time to go. She took a deep breath, determined to dampen her aroused state. With a final check of her appearance, she retrieved her bag and headed downstairs.

            Fleur stood inside the conservatory until her eyes adjusted for the brightness. She walked further into the room and scanned the occupants for Lukas, but he wasn't there. Disappointed, Fleur looked around the room. Jasmine's companions drew her gaze. Something set the unusual men apart from the other people there. She saw a familiar face. Grace was deep in conversation with two of the older guests. She looked busy, so Fleur didn't disturb her.

            The designer-clad men recaptured her interest. The dark-haired man appeared fascinated with Jasmine. His face darkened as Jasmine interrupted his diatribe.

  "You'll have to excuse me. I need to welcome Fleur."

            Jasmine headed in her direction. Without Jasmine’s vivacity, the conversation between the two high-powered men lapsed into silence. The younger man looked bored and distracted. The delicate rose- patterned china tea cup appeared awkward in his large strong-boned hands. He ran his long fingers through his shaggy, platinum blond, almost silver, hair. It masked the paleness of his silver-colored eyes. He looked handsome. Fleur waited to see if her heart flipped. It didn't. Her stomach lurched at the implications of her discovery. Her attraction to Lukas was based on something deeper than eye candy.



As a child I had a complete stable of make believe horses and my imagination remains as vivid. Now it creates characters and scenarios which provide the inspiration for my stories. 

I am so excited to finally have career as a writer. My love affair with the written word started as a teenager. I secretly dreamed of writing the romantic novels I loved to read. Life had other plans for me. Marriage at twenty-one whilst still at university launched me into a career in health service management. I often thought about writing in my spare time but my career and two wonderful children kept me occupied 24/7.  Illness forced an abrupt end to my career. Always the optimist I seized the opportunity to write full time in 2012. 

The Dragon Legacy is my first published novel and I am excited to be sharing it with a wider audience.  

When I'm not writing I enjoy reading, book reviewing, social media and walking in the countryside. Passionate about animal welfare. 

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'Til next time! 
Sam :-) 

Thursday, 19 December 2013

19th Dec Aimee Duffy's A Week in Milan....

My dear friend, the amazingly talented author, Aimee Duffy has dropped by today to tell us all about her latest release with Beachwalk Press, A Week in Milan (you may remember Amanda who made an appearance in one of Aimee's earlier releases, Isle of Sensuality!) Talking of which, Aimee is giving away a signed copy of Isle of Sensuality and more....read on and see! Over to you, Aimee!

To celebrate the release of A Week in Milan, I’m giving away a mini-Kobo and a signed copy of Isle of Sensuality, the first book Amanda from A Week in Milan makes an appearance in!
Here’s a little about the story…

Getting what she wants isn't going to be easy…

Designer department store owner Giovanni Monastero thought moving to LA would help him forget the nightmare of his childhood. Until he visits Milan during Fashion Week with one of their designers he doesn't realize how much his past still haunts him.
Fashion designer Amanda Hart has been chewed up and spat out by her son's father. The only dating she does now is in her dreams. None of the guys she fantasizes about can hurt her. When the star of those fantasies offers her the career chance of a lifetime "no" isn't an option even though it means spending a week in close contact with him.
With one dream coming true, will Amanda have the courage to go after another?
Content Warning: contains smoldering sex, enough doubt to keep an island afloat, and more persuasion than a guy should need.

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About the Author

Aimée writes steamy, contemporary romance for the 21st century woman who enjoys the 21st century alpha male. She’s addicted to reading, shopping and can’t go a day without music. When she’s not writing you can find her traipsing up the Ochils (weather permitting of course) or procrastinating on Facebook and Twitter. 

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'Til next time! 
Sam :-) 

Friday, 6 December 2013

Beachwalk Babes Christmas Blog Hop.....

Yay! It's nearly Christmas, my favourite holiday of the year! So to celebrate, the Beachwalk Babes are hosting a Christmas Holidays Blog Hop. Are you ready to get hop-hop-hopping?! There's Christmas tales and traditions being shared left, right and centre, some fab books to add to your TBR pile and some festive prizes up for grabs on each blog. 

So, what do I love about Christmas? Everything! I love the run up to Christmas, all the decorations, all of the twinkly lights, the cheesy songs, the anticipation, the shopping (majority all bought on online), the food....oh yes, the food! YUM! And since having kids Christmas is even more special. My boys are only young but this year they understand about Father Christmas and that if they are good they may get some presents! Their excitement is so infectious, you can't help but not love christmas. I love seeing the snow falling outside while I'm tucked up indoors in the warm with a good book. If you need some warming up during these cold months, my debut book, Revenge in Rio is sure to warm you up! 

Calculated revenge, unexpected passion…
Business magnate Luca Venancio is returning to Rio to pay his respects to his late brother, and to seduce his once fiancée, Daniella, back into his bed. Five years ago she left him without so much as a word, shunning him and the rich life he could offer in exchange for his younger, reckless brother. Now Luca wants revenge—seduce her and dump her, that's all he intends to do.
Blackmailed into a violent farce of a marriage, Daniella had no choice but to comply to protect Luca's life, even though it meant never being able to see him again. Years later, a twist of fate reunites them, throwing her plans of fleeing Rio out of the window and the love of her life straight back in.
Luca's flawless plan soon becomes complicated when he discovers Daniella is expecting his brother's child. It becomes even more complicated when old passions return. Can he actually go through with seducing her, bedding her, and then discarding her?
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Our Christmas tradition usually consists of spending time with the family at my nan's house, we all congregate together and have a massive dinner, over indulge in far too many treats and alcohol and then have a very competitive game of Trivia or something in the evening. But this year we are doing something slightly different. Christmas eve we will walk around the local area with a Christmas carnival type thing, where the boys get to see Father Christmas himself and sing some songs (sounds strange but it's really good fun) and then before going to bed they will sprinkle some reindeer food (courtesy of Tracey's awesome recipe!) as well as leaving our 'special' key on the front door for the big man as we don't have a chimney! After a bit of a sad year loosing a loved one, we have decided to try something different to the norm on Christmas day so, we are going out for a meal on to take the pressure off. We'll spend the morning at home, watch the boys open all of their presents, have a lush breakfast and then in the afternoon we'll go to a really cosy pub not far from home for a traditional Christmas dinner. Then back to nan's after! 

I'd love to hear about your Christmas traditions, memories, plans....anything Christmas related really, just leave a comment with your email. 

I will be giving away some goodies, including 1st Prize, $5.00 GC for Amazon and a lovely little magnet and handmade book mark. 2nd prize is a digital copy of Revenge in Rio. Winners will be announced/contacted on the 9th December. 


Remember you can hop by all of the other Babe's blog, just follow this link to find all of the stops. 

'Til next time! 
Sam :-) 

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Revenge in Rio Countdown Teaser No. 4 'Daniella Venancio'

Revenge in Rio 
Countdown Teasers

Are you ready for the 4th and final teaser? It's introducing the lovely Daniella Venancio to you. I adore Daniella and so did this reviewer, saying she's one of the bravest heroines that she has ever read! **Feels so proud** I hope you like her too.


Daniella Venancio

That's my teaser countdown finished. I hope everyone enjoyed them and more so, you enjoy the book itself, which is released TOMORROW!!! Eeeek! #Excited

'Til next time!
Sam :-) 

Sunday, 13 October 2013

Revenge in Rio Countdown Teasers No. 3 'Luca Venancio'

Revenge in Rio 
Countdown Teasers

Teaser No. 3 people! It gives you a peek at the book's hero, Luca Venancio and his gentlemanly charm but don't be fooled! 


Luca Venancio 

Hope you enjoyed that one....he's yummy, right? 

4th and final teasers next week! 

'Til next time 
Sam :-) 

Monday, 7 October 2013

Revenge in Rio Countdown Teasers No. 2 'Let's go'

Revenge in Rio 
Countdown Teasers

Welcome, welcome, welcome! I'm VERY excited to share today's teaser with you, not only because it's so damn pretty but also because it's from one of my favourite parts of the book and see's Luca whisking Daniella off to a gala for the social and business elite!

Again, a huge thanks to Laura for working her techno/design magic! I'd love to know what you all think of it!  


Let's go

See you next week for teaser No. 3.

'Til next time!
Sam :-)

Saturday, 28 September 2013

Revenge in Rio Countdown Teasers No.1 'Prove'

Revenge in Rio 
Countdown Teasers

With release day only 22 days away - honestly I'm not counting down like a crazy woman (hmm, ok, maybe just a teensy bit crazy!) I thought I would share some lovely little teasers with you. I can't take the credit for making them sadly, that's where the talented Laura at MusicPlusBooks came into play and did her thang! 

So, here we go. This is teaser number one for you and features at the end of chapter one. Watch out for number 2 this time next week! 



Hope you enjoyed!

Sam :-)
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