Sunday, August 26, 2012

Goddess Fish Blurb Blast for Sugar Walls

Good morning, as part of the Goddess Fish Virtual Blog Tour, we offer a blurb blast today of the erotic variety--and it's a honey.
Sugar Walls is a recent release out of the Scarlet Rose line of the Wild Rose Press, Inc--and it looks to be a honey!
Author Mysti Holiday will be giving away a $10.00 Amazon gift certificate to a random visitor who leaves a comment as well as a random host--so stick around, leave us a note.
Kat and Veronica
 

Sugar Walls
by Mysti Holiday

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BLURB:

When Emilie is dumped by her boyfriend, best friend Jack Voss offers a shoulder and a place to live--the other side of his duplex. He’s always there, fixing her problems, her car, her sink. Emilie doesn’t know what she’d do without him, or with the feelings she’s having for him. His shoulder doesn’t just offer comfort anymore; his touch is a turn-on. Their shared wall is the only thing keeping them from sharing a bedroom—and fanning the flames might risk breaking something that Jack can’t fix.


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EXCERPT:

A glance back down at the man who was driving her crazy nearly made her moan. He shifted, his ass moved and his thighs flexed as he crawled forward a few inches. The denim of his worn jeans hugged him as tightly as Em dreamed of doing and, before she had time to think about it, she took a step Forward, hands outstretched to snatch hold of the prize. She stopped herself just in time and tucked her hands behind her back to keep from doing something stupid.

So, Jack?” Her voice was tight with desire and discomfort.

Hmm?” He peeked at her over one shoulder, a smile in those midnight blue eyes, then quickly returned his attention to the pipe.

Almost done?” She hoped so, because at this rate, she’d come just from thinking about him.

Nearly there. Leak’s almost plugged.”

I’ve got a leak you can plug. Her panties soaked with more cream than any one woman should have when she envisioned him plunging into her, filling her pussy with his hard cock. Heat rushed up her neck, and her heart pounded so loudly, surely he could hear it. Dear God. She tried to picture herself in a cold shower to kill some of the heat but cursed again when he joined her there in her mind and slid soapy hands over her damp skin, across her breasts, and down her—

There.” His voice jolted her out of the hot daydream, and she jumped an inch off the floor. He backed out from the cupboard and turned to smile at her. “All fixed.”

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Mysti Holiday is the pseudonym of a very busy SAHM who dreams of warm climes and hot bodies.  Most people know she writes, but not what she writes about:  sexy men and the wanton women who love them.
She's married to a wonderful man who happily sacrifices himself for research, and she spends most of her days dreaming of interesting and unusual situations in which to place her characters.  But most of all, she's a sucker for a happy ending.
Publisher: http://www.wilderroses.com/index.php?main_page=index&manufacturers_id=89
Website: http://www.menagerieauthors.com/
Blog: http://www.menagerieauthors.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

A Human Element

This morning, as one of the stops on the Goddess Fish Blog Tour, we welcome Donna Galanti's "A Human Element", a paranormal suspense which for a first novel, is garnering rave reviews. 
We hope this stop at our blog will garner interest for Donna's obvious talent. 

Blurb:
One by one, Laura Armstrong's friends and family members are being murdered and despite her unique healing powers, she can do nothing to stop it. The savage killer haunts her dreams, tormenting her with the promise that she is next. Determined to find the killer, she follows her visions to the site of a crashed meteorite--her hometown. There, she meets Ben Fieldstone who seeks answers about his parents' death the night the meteorite struck. In a race to stop a mad man, they unravel a frightening secret that binds them together. But the killer's desire to destroy Laura face-to-face leads to a showdown that puts Laura and Ben's emotional relationship and Laura's pure spirit to the test. With the killer closing in, Laura discovers her destiny is linked to his and she has two choices--redeem him or kill him. 

Excerpt:
 
Felix ran from the cabin toward the trail down. "Come on!"

Ben followed close behind, panic hitting him. Why did Laura leave? They were here to help defend her. Damn her! He never should have left her alone.

"Felix, why didn't you see this happening?"

"I did."

Ben grabbed the back of Felix's coat and lunged at him. Felix turned on one heel and swung his arm out, holding Ben off like a child.

Ben struggled to break free. "What the hell is wrong with you? Why didn't you stop her? She's gonna die. I need to protect her."

"This is the only way, Ben. Trust me."

"She's the one person I've cared about in a long, long time. Please, don't let her die."

Felix released him. "I don't intend to. Now come on."

Felix turned away and ran fast down the trail. His massive body moved nimble over the rugged ground. He looked like a giant, dark beast lunging toward its prey. Ben could only run after him. There was nothing else he could do.

They hadn't run far when a deafening blast pushed them to the ground. The cabin exploded behind them in flames. Fire devoured old wood and metal, dancing upward toward the sky. The heat grabbed at them with fiery intensity. Ben could feel it burning his face and hands.

"Laura," he whispered, stunned by the violence aimed at them. Their enemy was real. And he was here. Felix and Ben turned and both ran faster down the mountain, lunging down the trail, grabbing branches to push themselves along.

Felix had to be right. Please, let Felix be right.

 
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What reviewers are saying…

"A Human Element is an elegant and haunting first novel. Unrelenting, devious but full of heart. Highly recommended." --Jonathan Mayberry, New York times best-selling author of DEAD OF NIGHT

"A thrilling ride full of believable characters, a terrifying villain, an epic battle for survival, and a love worth killing for. A page turner filled with fascinating twists and turns!" Marie Lamba, author of WHAT I MEANT


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Donna Galanti is the author of the paranormal suspense novel A HUMAN ELEMENT (Echelon Press). Donna has a B.A. in English and a background in marketing. She is a member of International Thriller Writers, Horror Writers Association, The Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group, and Pennwriters. She lives with her family in an old farmhouse in PA with lots of nooks, fireplaces, and stinkbugs but sadly, no ghosts. Visit her at: http://blog.donnagalanti.com/wp/
Purchase A HUMAN ELEMENT here:

Remember:  One random commenter will win a $50.00 gift certificate from Amazon--so we hope you'll stick around and leave a note!
Kat and Veronica


Monday, August 20, 2012

What Are Women in Science Like

To celebrate our new blog, Kat and I are delighted to welcome Janet Greger, author of Coming Flu, a recent medical thriller released through Oak Tree Press. Janet has interesting things to say; we know you'll be interested too.
WHAT ARE WOMEN IN SCIENCE LIKE?
By J. L. Greger

Frankenstein, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and Dr. Strangelove created an image of scientists - as aging, un-athletic, males with anti-social tendencies. Comic strips changed the image of scientists to be handsome, male superheroes with big egos (like Batman, Iron Man, and the Avengers). Now TV shows (like CSI, Bones, and NCIS), feature attractive, young women as scientists.

Have the faces of scientists really changed that much?
To a certain extent, the changes in the images of scientists in fiction reflect reality. In 1958, women earned 8% of the doctoral degrees awarded in science and engineering in the US. In 1985 and 2006, women earned 27% and 40%, respectively, of the doctorates awarded in these fields. Women held 4.5% of the full professorships in science and engineering in 1973 and 17.9% of the full professorships in those fields in 2003.

Why do I as an author care?
Scientific discoveries offer great ideas for novels, plays, and short stories. Tidbits of science can add a sense of reality to a novel. Many strong-willed heroines can be found among the women scientists of the twentieth century. I’m profiling two famous women scientists and two more typical of women professors prior to 1980 in this blog.
Marie Curie won two Nobel Prizes (physics in 1903 and chemistry in 1911) and was the first woman to become a professor at the Sorbonne. Yet the French press persecuted her because of an affair with Paul Langevin, a prominent scientist in his own right. Never mind, she was a widow at the time of the affair.
Rosalind Franklin helped to define the fine molecular structures of DNA with her meticulous X-ray crystallography (a way of picturing the location of atoms in molecules). If she had not died at thirty-seven years of age in 1958, many wonder if she, rather than Maurice Wilkins, would have been awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology and Medicine with Watson and Crick in 1962.
Elizabeth McCoy was a microbiologist. In 1946 the New York Times ran this headline “Wisconsin University Girl Wins Patent on an Industrial Solvent.” At that time, the “girl” was 43 years old and was only the second woman (outside those in nursing or home economics) to achieve a full professorship at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. No one reported her response, but she was known for her salty vocabulary.
Hellen Linkswiler, a nutrition professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, was more ladylike than McCoy, even though her background was probably rougher. As a child, she ate moldy bread because there was no other food in Oklahoma during the dust bowl years. In 1960, a banker refused her a mortgage for a home, even though she was full professor, unless a man cosigned the loan.
With a little digging into the history of science, you can uncover many other interesting characters and weird plot twists for your novels. Have fun digging!
Janet Greger is the author of the medical thriller Coming Flu, published by Oak Tree Press in 2012. Sara Almquist, an epidemiologist, is the lead character.
For more information on Coming Flu and J. L. Greger, go to http://www.jlgreger.com.


Saturday, August 18, 2012

We are in August's Writers Tricks of the Trade

We are so pleased to announce our article "Creating an Unforgettable Setting" is featured in this month's Writers Tricks of the Trade eZine. It just came out today and we are thrilled.
I met editor Morgan St. James last month at the Public Safety Writers conference in Las Vegas; she issued an open invitation to all conference goers to submit articles to the eZine--and we took her up on the offer.
A super example of writers helping other writers.
And so it goes.
Oh . . . here's the link: www.tinyurl.com/wtt-august.com

Kat and Veronica