Tantalizing Tuesdays: CTG is J. D.

Hot, hot, HOT!

Bookish Temptations

Happy Tuesday peeps!!!!!!

Have you seen yesterday’s man candy madness by Tamie?! HOLY hotness!!!! So let’s continue to be awesome and check out my hottie for you today.

It just seems fitting to feature the new actor to portray as Christian Grey, The CEO, your CTG… James “Jamie” Dornan. For fuck sake!!! He’s IRISH! OH EM GEE… Sorry I just really have a soft spot with Irish men.;) He is an actor, model and musician according to Wikipedia.lol he’s GQ’s and CK’s favorite endorser. Seriously, have you seen him on Once Upon A Time he is perfect! Works for me, really. Do I need to convince you?! OKAY.

So KEEP CALM and enjoy…

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Spotlight Author: Micheal Rivers

Tracy James Jones

Appalachia Mountain FolkloreAppalachia Mountain Folklore

The mountains of the Appalachia abound with tales of ghosts and mysterious places. Covering 16 counties, 40 spine-tingling stories will have you traveling the roads and paths of those who have walked before you and listening to their sorrowful tales. Along the way, visit The Hanging Tree in Cabarrus County, Battle Mansion in Buncombe County, Green River Plantation in Rutherford County, and the House on the Hill in Jackson County. Sit around the campfire and hear stories of lore about the legend of the Bald, the warning of the Hunter’s Moon, and the disappearance of an entire hunting party. Superstition, folklore, and the paranormal keep the spirits alive in the Appalachian region. Will you be the next one to visit with the ghosts of Cherohala?

Purchase link(s):

Amazon: http://amzn.com/0764340069

Schiffer Publishing:  http://www.schifferbooks.com/newschiffer/book_template.php?isbn=9780764340062


Micheal RiversAuthor bio:

Micheal Rivers, a native North Carolinian now resides in the…

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On Fire Today with the Hot Halloween Heroes Blog Hop


Victoria Embers

Welcome to the Hot Halloween Heroes Giveaway Hop!

October 29 – November 3 

Halloween is the perfect time to celebrate our favorite hot paranormal romance heroes and share them with others like you. With that in mind, we are hopping for Halloween and celebrating everything sexy about our Hot Heroes! They may be vampires and werewolves, angels and demons, gods and goddesses or any number of sexy shifters or other hot paranormal creatures.

Special thanks to Felicity Heaton and Indie Romance Books for hosting this blog hop! Check out my HOT excerpt and then find out about the Giveaways. Enjoy!


The following excerpt is from Conquest (My Vampire Lover #1) – FOR MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY. Learn more below.

“Take me please,” I demanded, glaring up at the ceiling.  I slammed my arms into the bed, grabbing the satin sheets tightly in my grasp.  I arched my back upwards to him. …

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What Happens in Dallas Stays in Dallas — Except When There’s a Blogpost

No it doesn’t it gets blasted on our blogs.

Dionne Lister - Author

It’s been a long time between posts, and the guilt is almost too much. Please, please forgive me … oh, what, you didn’t notice I was gone? Okay, (pouts out bottom lip in realisation that I’m not the centre of the universe). Even though you’re not that interested, I’ll tell you about my trip and book signing in Dallas Tex ass, ahem, Texas.

It had started off as me wanting to meet my American author friends and it turned into an amazing group-book-signing at Half Price Bookstore flagship store in Dallas and several nights of going to bed at 3 am, which was good because it meant no jet lag when I came home, as 3 am Dallas time is 7 pm Sydney time.

Dallas was full of friendly people, although they tend to drive on the wrong side of the road and it was rather frightening. And I felt…

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John Locke Bought Reviews…So What!

Recently I have read some articles bashing mega self-published author John Locke for buying reviews from Todd Jason Rutherford on his now defunct website GettingBookReviews.com.  The thing that struck me about these articles is that John Locke instructed Rutherford that if the reviewers didn’t like his book they should feel free to say so in their reviews.  So what is all the hype about?  If John Locke had instructed the reviews all be sterling 5 star dribble to his greatness I could understand why people in the industry have said he is a fraud. What do you think?  Is there a difference in offering free books for reviews?  What about the Kirkus review?  That costs money does it make it any less valid to you?

 I have to wonder at this point what is considered a valid review. A lot of people bashed John Locke for paying people to buy his book. As a new author and publisher I have offered free books in exchange for honest reviews, and so far I feel the reviews for Vampires Romance to Rippers an Anthology of Tasty Stories offered up on Amazon are valid.  I have offered a few people the book as a gift in exchange for reviews. Is that dishonest?

His success is still going strong, do you think the 300 reviews John Locke paid for in 2010 is what catapulted him onto several best seller lists or do you think his talent and marketing skills are the true reflection of his success?  Has the revelation that he paid for reviews changed your view of him?  I must admit I have wondered will people truly give  an honest review if you give them a free book. What do you think?

Dr. Kinsey Explains…Vampires

Way To Go, Bitch


One of the most rewarding aspects of becoming a sex researcher has been cracking open a number of widely influential books that before I started researching sex in 2009 I had heard about, but never actually considered reading myself. One of these tomes turned out to be Kinsey’s Sexual Behavior in the Human Female (1953). One quirky data bit from the mounds that Kinsey collected gave me more insight into who women are, what we want and what makes us tick than tens of other studies and surveys I’ve read.

Kinsey asked women to gauge their own past involvement with and arousability to 34 different types of sexual stimuli and activities, ranging from foreplay to erotic drawing to pornography. In aggregate, compared to the ever-present and avid interest of males, women’s responses indicated a variable and comparatively tepid degree of…

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