Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Turn to Me - Harley Easton



Chrissy Lorcan has lived with werewolves her entire life. Landen Sutherlund has only recently discovered their existence. Will a weekend at the lake be enough for her to teach him how to deal with the wolf inside or will secrets and sexual tension break them?
About the Author

Harley Easton is a Renaissance woman dabbling in everything life offers.  She's worked at a major theme park, found expert witnesses for legal cases, and been a guest lecturer at a well known national museum.  Putting experience and insanity to good use, she's become an author specializing in erotic fiction.

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Indulge in something erotic at www.harleyeaston.com

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Snow White’s a goth and Prince Charming’s a jerk! (Katherine McIntyre)



Snow White’s a goth and Prince Charming’s a jerk.

On Neve’s eighteenth birthday, her stepmother kicks her out. A group of diner rats offer her refuge—including Brendan, who offers his couch for her to crash on. But the more time she spends with him, the more he confuses her. One second, he’s kissing her. The next he’s pushing her away.

Believing her life has reached rock bottom, Neve struggles to ditch her “damaged girl” label. But when she uncovers the truth about her life, she’s rocked to her very foundation. Will Neve be able to hold on to the good things coming her way, or will her bad luck poison everything?

Excerpt:

Neve knew this day would come. She’d been dreading it the past year, wondering what would happen and, for the life of her, unable to hazard a guess as to where the future would take her. After spending the past weeks worrying and hours in front of her computer screen talking to Internet strangers who had given her little useful advice, she’d grown wearier each day. At last, it had arrived—her eighteenth birthday.

Tugging at the spiked collar around her neck, she stole a glance at the front door of the house she’d grown up in. The peach siding created a gorgeous contrast to the stucco walls and the dark-brown roof tiles—a fairytale house in a fairytale suburban neighborhood. She rolled her eyes. Too bad life had been anything but.

She’d never wanted any of this, but such was life. Her dad hadn’t asked when he’d ditched. No, he’d pranced out of the closet and ran off with his lover, leaving her with Veronica.

Her neck itched from too much sun. She’d been out here two hours, pacing around her cul-de-sac one hundred thirteen times since she’d returned from her shift at the cafĂ© and, so far, had accomplished nothing. Her stomach clenched with the stark hollowness of what would happen the moment she walked through that door. Inside, Veronica would be waiting. As much as she hated confrontation and knew in her gut trouble was brewing, she’d have to deal with her stepmother at some point and was better off handling this mess without a bad case of sunburn. Neve let out a weary sigh then trekked up the paved walkway to her front door. Time to face the beast.

About the Author:

Katherine McIntyre is an author of steampunk adventure, dark comedy, urban fantasy and paranormal romance stories. She splits her time writing and working the day job, but as for creative pursuits, she's dabbled in a little bit of everything.

A modern day Renaissance-woman, she's learned soapmaking, beer brewing, tea blending and most recently roasting coffee. The one constant from a very young age was her passion for reading and writing. For more casual content, she’s a regular contributor on CaffeineCrew.com, a geek news website.

With more imagination than she knows what to do with, writing proved to be the best outlet.

Discover more about Katherine by visiting the following:

www.katherine-mcintyre.com
http://www.twitter.com/pixierants
http://booksteacoffee.tumblr.com
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6473654.Katherine_McIntyre
www.facebook.com/kmcintyreauthor


Sunday, December 28, 2014

Tears of Crimson - Year in Review



From everyone at Tears of Crimson, we'd like to wish you the Happiest of New Years!  2014 was one of our best years ever, and it's all because of wonderful readers like you!  So many things have happened this year, and we'd like to take a chance to highlight them for our own memory capsule of sorts.  What better way to do that than with the friends of Crimson who made this journey possible?

Before that happens, we'd like you to know a little bit more about how this dream all came together.  In 2008, Michelle was laid off from her job in Respiratory Therapy.  Her husband was working full time, and they decided together that raising their youngest child who hadn't begun school yet was a better choice than looking for new employment.

Writing at that time was just a way to pass the free time Michelle now had, going from a 72 hour work week to stay at home mom.  In that first year she penned the original Tears of Crimson book, built from years of dreams she had.  The book didn't hit a bestseller list and only sold twenty copies in the first few months.  To Michelle this was like hitting the lottery though, because she never dreamed it was possible that anyone other than family or friends would want to read her material.

It would take her several more books before she made a profit on her craft, and it was a humble beginning that still meant she needed a job when the youngest went to school.  Then something miraculous happened, one of her books made it to the top 100 overall on Amazon.  Once she proved that this writing thing was more than just a way to pass time, a career outside the home became less likely.  Even her husband, who is and was one of those people that can only see black and white, started to believe that living a dream could actually work in supporting their family.

2014 proved that Michelle's writing was indeed a better choice than leaving the comfort of her home since she surpassed even her husbands generous salary after he'd worked for the same company for the last twenty years.  Thanks to wonderful readers like you, Michelle continues to bring new worlds of romance and in 2015, paranormal as well.  The original book she penned is getting a facelift and her vision for Tears of Crimson will be reimagined.  Contemporary Romance has been her love, and that won't be changing, but the paranormal romance will be an addition to those readers who've been there from the beginning.

With all that being said, 2014 was an incredible year, and everyone here at Tears of Crimson is just thrilled to have such a loyal family that we will always consider Friends of Crimson.

Book Released in 2014:


Sunday, December 14, 2014

Tears of Crimson Love



If you haven't noticed, Tears of Crimson has gotten a new look and it's all in preperation for the Mardi Gras Book release of the new vision for Cara and Rafe.  The entire event centers around Fat Tuesday, February 17,2015.  Originally I had planned to run the Virtual Book Tour on my own, but I'm just slammed with other things that need my attention.  Thanks to my incredible friend, Brandy Dorsch, I discovered Girl's *Heart* Book Tours!  I've decided to hand over the promotional blast to them, and I hope you'll stop in and sign up.  If you have a blog, that's all you need.

The giveaway for a $100 Amazon Gift Card, is completely seperate, and nothing will change there. You can enter that by visiting the Rafflecopter link here.  If you stopped by the blog a few days ago, you'll also know that I've decided to work with Dahlia Salvatore for Jack's second book.  I've received hundreds of emails asking when that one would hit the shelf, and knew I needed a help to make it happen.  My computer was hit by a nasty little virus, and ended in the blue screen of death. New computer, and a fresh set of eyes for Jack, Talk about a busy week!

The second book for 1st, is also getting some love, but I'm not listing a release date for it yet.  I promise, as soon as I have more information on that date, I'll share it.  I can't tell you how much I appreciate all the inquiries I've gotten for future book releases, and you have my word that I'm working my fingers to the bone to give you the stories you crave.  

2015 is going to be another exciting year for Tears of Crimson, and myself as an author.  I hope you're holiday shopping is almost wrapped up and you're ready to enjoy time with family and friends as the best season of the year comes to life.  If you haven't noticed I'm a huge Christmas fan.  I'm working on a reference side for the new Tears book as a companion, and will offer it free of charge to readers of the series.  So busy, busy, busy.  It's not something you'll need to enjoy the story, but it will explain more about the characters and their beginnings.

Wherever your travels take you this holiday season, I am sending my love with you.  Be blessed, and a blessing to those around you.  I consider all of you one to me!  

Love,
Michelle


Saturday, December 13, 2014

Become a Tears of Crimson VIP Member!

Want exlusive inside content, that you can't find anywhere else from Michelle Hughes?  Become a Tears of Crimson VIP.  How can you do that? By signing up for the new Tears of Crimson book release as a blogger, reviewer, or facebook book page owner.  You can sign up here:  http://bit.ly/TOCReleaseDay

VIP members get the first look at book covers, sample chapters, and bonuses like being able to download original manuscripts that are not on sale.  Discover behind the book information, that won't be released publicly as well, this is our way of thanking you for being loyal to Tears of Crimson. We'll be giving away a $100 giftcard from #Amazon to one lucky winner, during release week!  So not only do you get to be a part of the backstage club, you can offer your readers a chance to win a great prize!

It's free to join, and takes nothing but a little of your time.  Our bloggers can tell you that we make setting up posts easy with preformatted html.  If you can copy and paste, you can share the post. We're looking forward to having you join our team, and as an added incentive, we promise not to send out the vampires to hunt you down, unless of course that's your thing.  So what are you waiting for?  Come get fanged with Tears of Crimson, and help us share the paranormal romance that started everything!



While you're waiting to surrender to the night at Tears of Crimson, don't forget to enter the $100 Amazon Giftcard giveaway!




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Friday, December 12, 2014

Jack and Dahlia - A Team That Will Rock Your World!

I've gotten hundreds of emails, facebook questions, even a few threats *grins*  and I know you're waiting on Jack to show his face again with book two.  With my recent backlog of work, especially with my computer blue screening and many files being lost, I haven't been able to publish the next part of his journey.  Thankfully a special friend has agreed to help me out and I can't wait for you guys to read her!  Dahlia Salvatore will be co-writing Sold for Love!

Her work is incredible, and I know my readers are going to fall in love with her, if you're not already reading her books now.  If you're not familiar with Dahlia, please take a moment to discover her work at http://www.dahliasalvatore.com/  you can also visit her Amazon page.  I think Jack and Dahlia, will rock your world!  Don't give up on Jack yet, thanks to her mad writing skills he'll be stopping in your bedroom soon!



While you're thinking about Dahlia, why not read some of her work?  Once you do, you'll fall in love with her as much as I have!




Friday, December 5, 2014

Always (Wesson Rebels M.C.) Shyla Colt



Book Description

I never understood the phrase there’s a thin line between love and hate, until Dallas Wesson and I, became us. 


The beautiful green-eyed biker with the broken soul tantalizes me with glimpses of the man behind the vest. He‘s gravity. I have no choice but to return to him, regardless of what it costs me. Our story is messy, unconventional, uninhibited, and insane. Still, it’s real, and until now it’s always been more than enough. I’m broken, bleeding out, and completely wrecked. I walk away. Yet, he refuses to let me go. Because no matter how much I resist him we both know what lies between us is for always. 







Author Bio

Shyla Colt grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, but has lived a variety of different places thanks to her wanderlust, interesting careers, and marriage to a United States Marine. She’s always loved books and wrote her very first novel at the age of fifteen. She keeps a copy of her first submission letter on her desk for inspiration.

After a lifetime of traveling, she settled down and knew her time had come to write. Diving into her new career like she does everything else, with enthusiasm, research and a lot of prayers, she had her first book published in June of 2011. As a full-time writer, stay at home mother, and wife, there’s never a dull moment in her household.

She weaves her tales in spare moments and the evenings with a cup of coffee or tea at her side and the characters in her head for company.  A self-professed rebel with a pen. Her goal is to diversify romance as she continues to genre hop, and offer up strong female characters.


You can interact with Shyla Colt 

online via her website  www.shylacolt.com 
and Twitter: @shylacolt


Buy link: Amazon:  http://amzn.to/1oIEGyE



Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Carlyle Labuschagne Dead of Night



World War III has left Earth in utter turmoil. People’s beliefs are said to be the cause of the worldwide destruction. After The Clearing new laws are set about - to show certitude in anything besides the law is weak and chargeable as mutiny. To be illogical and have faith in religion is illegal, to be limitless is dangerous. And Illness is seen as a defect – all flaws that are inexcusable.

But to love is the greatest betrayal of all man kind. It is a fault the world has long forgotten and punishable by death, a fatal risk Aecker and Opel are fully prepared to take - because in love there is freedom. But how far can they push back before it claims their lives and of those they care about?



Read the prologue for free on wattpad: http://www.wattpad.com/mystories?compose=true&id=76784367


ABSOLUTION book one of The Broken Diaries releases soon via amazon! 


Read first few pages free on wattpad: http://www.wattpad.com/myworks/25613150-absolution




Carlyle Labuschagne is a South African award winning author working her way into the hearts of international readers with her first two books in the Broken Trilogy. Her first young adult dystopian novel "The Broken Destiny" reached top 3 in its YA debut Category. The Sequel Evanescent won YATR literary award for best Sci-Fi book 2013 and was nominated for IRC best Indie Novel and Indie cover award 2014.

"My goal as an author is to touch people's lives, and help others love their differences and one another."
She is not only an author, but works as a marketing manager by day. She holds a diploma in creative writing through the writing school at College SA. 

Carlyle loves to swim, fights for the trees, and is a food lover who is driven by her passion for life - her nemesis - housework! 

Carlyle also writes for IU e-magazine India, an inspirational non-profit magazine that aims at inspiring the world through words. The drive behind her author career is 'healing through words'






"Dont be crippled by fear, let love give you wings"
Carlyle Labuschagne

Out now! 



Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Be a Guest on Tears

Come share your story on Tears of Crimson!  What we love is telling our friends about your work, whether it be a new book release, a hot new band, anything to do with the paranormal or romance world, or just something that speaks to your heart.  Sharing the love is what we do, and we may be a little biased, but we believe our readers are the absolute best.  So come tell them something interesting about you!

It's easy to be a guest on Tears, and we don't even make you bleed while doing it!  Follow the link above under the tab Be a Guest on Tears and tell us about your project.  If we need more information we'll follow up with you via email.  If your post is time sensitive, include that in the "what are you promoting paragraph" and we'll try out best to give you the dates needed.

Over 400,000 readers are waiting to hear your story, via facebook, the blog, twitter, or google+.  If you're sending us a book promotion, please forward a copy of your cover, author bio, purchase links, and other information you want to appear in your post.  For musicians, forward us the link to your music video, with links and background information.  We look forward to discovering your talent and sharing it soon!

Monday, December 1, 2014

Enjoy a Traditional Regency Romance by Daphne Du Bois

A traditional Regency romance in the style of Georgette Heyer... 

She will settle for nothing less than love…

Miss Margaret Dacre dreams of two things: creating the gowns she’s been dreaming up in her sketchbooks and winning the love of Lord Hartley. And neither of these will come true if her father has his way and she marries her dreadful cousin Kingsley Stanhope.

But Maggie is not one to give up without a fight: she decides that she’s long-overdue an adventure and nothing less than Paris will do.

As Maggie and her dearest friend Cecile begin to establish their new identities in the most romantic city in the world, she discovers that love isn’t so easily left behind – especially when you’re trying to ignore it.

But will Lord Hartley ever see her as more than his best friend’s little sister? Or would the handsome conductor Sir Lucian Blake make for a better match?



About the Author

Daphne has always had a passion for literature and history and one day it occurred to her: what better way to use her English Literature degree than to write about Regency romps and romance? She hasn't looked back since. Admittedly, her addiction to all things Jane Austen from a very young age had probably somewhat informed her choice of subject matter...

Daphne has stacks of notebooks full of stories that still need to be written, which she insists on bringing with her when she moves around the world (she's done this a lot!). She likes her books full of romance, adventure, witty repartee and a dash of silly humour. When Daphne isn't writing, she can be found painting, picnicking, reading and listening to all sorts of exciting music.

Daphne also writes fantasy under the pen name Emily de Courcy - her first anthology, 'From Fairies and Creatures of the Night, Guard Me', will be out early December 2013.

Also look out for her third Regency romance, His Wayward Duchess, out late Jan 2014!

Follow her on Twitter @MsDaphneduBois

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving - From My Heart to Yours


Dear Friends,

Thank you so much for an incredible year!  I wanted to take this time to tell you just how thankful I am for your love and support.  2014 has been a magical year, and given so many blessings, and I know it's because of wonderful people like you that all this has been made possible.  As my family prepares for our traditional gathering around the table, to share our love and thanks, I'm wishing all of you the absolute best.  Whether you are traveling to be with loved ones, or they are coming to you, I hope all your memories are ones you will cherish for an eternity.

These are the days that really matter, the time we are given with those we can't imagine not sharing in our lives.  In 1995 and 1996 two of the people dearest to my heart moved on to their next journey, and when I look back today, it was memories from the holiday season that remind me how blessed we are to have people in our lives.  That blessing may only be for a short time, or it could span for generations, no one knows.  So it's my hope that you'll take the time this year to put aside all differences and remember what really matters.  Family.  None of us are promised tomorrow, so shouldn't we make today truly count?

Our tradition brings all the women into the kitchen to share in cooking, or attempting to, and catching up over time lost when our lives kept us busy with other endeavors.  The men will usually hang around outside, either listening/watching sports or doing the Turkey on either a grill, or the fryer.  I have to be honest when I say I don't know what they discuss, but I'm sure in their own way they are catching up as well.  It's a tradition that's been with our family as far back as I  remember my Granny Louise or Granddaddy Crawford.  Even years later, this Southern Tradition of ours has continued.

No matter where life takes us over the years, this is the one time we are all brought back together. I hope that you and your family, enjoy your traditions.  I also hope that no matter where you are, or how and if you celebrate, your heart is filled with love.  We've already put up most of our Christmas lights, and wait until the weekend after Thanksgiving to put up our tree.  I'd love to hear about your traditions.  For any of you that don't have someone to share this holiday with, know that you'll be in my thoughts.  My heart aches to know that this is sometimes the loneliness season for many people and I would like to reach out those without family and offer my support.  I'm only an email away!

I give thanks to all of you wonderful people, and hope that your blessings are many.  Wherever you are, may the spirit of the season fill you with a sense of joy.  Every day that we are given one more sunrise to open our eyes, there is hope for a brighter tomorrow.

Love Always,
Michelle


Thursday, November 20, 2014

Steel Panther - Throw Back to the 80's


I ran across this band today, and obviously I've been way out of touch because they've been out for a while, and thought I'd share them.  It's been a while since I've done a band, and what better way to change that then with a throwback to the 80's band.  A quick warning, this is one of their tamer videos, so if language bothers you, well you've been warned.  Some quick links for them: https://www.facebook.com/steelpantherkicksass and Steel Panther on youtube 

I'm a huge 80's fan so anything that pays tribute to that, I'm usually on board with.  I'm not sure Steel Panther does, because it's mostly satire, but nonetheless I found myself smiling and these days that a thumbs up.  So in a way they are paying tribute to the 80's by making fun of it, so I'm saying that counts!  The long hair, sexy gyrations, pumped up beat, it's all pretty cool.  And yeah, it's funny as sin, and who couldn't use a good laugh these days.

So give them a listen and let me know what you think.  

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Coming Soon... Or Color Me Insane

I hope you're all having a wonderful week, first of all! Thank you so much for the hundreds of emails and facebook messages asking about upcoming books.  I want you to know that I'm working my fingers to the bone to bring you new material.  My Jack lovers are ready to tie me up and burn me at the stake I'm sure, but I promise I haven't forgotten about him!  He's so damned stubborn though, and I've rewritten his second book eight times. Seriously, I kid you not!  He demands perfection, and don't think he's going to let me give you anything but that.

Currently I'm working on three titles, Jack 2 being one, the second book to 1st, and the revamping of my original paranormal romance, Tears of Crimson.  To say that I'm a little insane at the moment would be putting it lightly! When I've wrapped those up, I have the second book for Fantasy Isle to finish, but I have to put down some limits or they'll be coming after me with the little white jacket.  It warms my heart more than you know when I hear from readers impatient for the next book in a series.  Alas, I'm only one person though, so I honestly can't work any faster than I already am.

Currently I'm writing three hours a day, which is all my addled mind can handle with my family responsibilities. I'll admit to slacking Halloween weekend, but hey it was New Orleans, what can I say?  Speaking of that me and my gorgeous twins, along with my sexy sister had a blast during that weekend.  I think it was an 18th birthday my girls will never forget!  That trip also helped fuel the muse by reminding me why I loved New Orleans so much, and has kicked the Tears of Crimson ReVamp into overdrive!  So I'd say it was a weekend well spent.

Don't give up on me!  I promise that I'll deliver your men into those hands as soon as they finish telling their stories.  I might add a few of them may have a red arse by the time I'm done, because I have to keep them in line.  Imagine a room full of men trying to get their stories out all at once!  I'm exhausted keeping the testosterone level manageable.  Some of them have started calling me Mistress Michelle, because I'll be honest I've cracked the whip to keep those boys in line!   Seriously though, I'm having a great time and want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for keeping me on track!

Feel free to drop me a line anytime.  I try to answer all emails and posts, but since I'm limiting myself on social media to write, it may take me a little longer than before.  Without all you wonderful friends, I can definitely say I could never have dreamed to have a career like this.  I love you more than you'll ever know.  Until next time, have a beautiful week!

Love,
Michelle

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Sharing the Holiday Love with a $50 #Amazon Gift Card Giveaway!



There's nothing I love more than the holidays!  I don't know about you, but we have already started shopping for ornaments for our Christmas Tree, planned our Thanksgiving celebration, and can't wait until the holiday spirit fills every heart!  I usually give away a $20 gift card per month, but wanted to do something different to combine November and December.  So I combined the two and will hold the giveaway on December 12th.  My reasoning for this is that the person that wins could also use the card to send someone else a gift and have time to still ship.

Entering is easy, simple visit http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/174e7aed24/ and follow the steps.  Rafflecopter chooses the winner randomly and how they choose, to be honest I don't know.  It's been a great little tool!  As always, these give away's are my thank you to the wonderful readers who have been so supportive!  I wish that I could give everyone a gift, but I didn't write Fifty Shades of Grey and can't claim a million dollar paycheck this year!  If I ever do, we'll rethink the option!

If you get a minute, check out the new website:  www.michellehughes-tearsofcrimson.com it has the latest pictures from the photo shoot with Looking Glass Photography with Tammy I was really happy with the photos she took and if you're looking for a great photographer, seriously consider her work!

I hope you and yours have a wonderful holiday season!


Love,
Michelle

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Hump Day Fun - Silly Facts & Useless Knowledge




If the only humping you're getting lately is like the picture above, hopefully this little fun filled post will make your day a little brighter.  If nothing else, remember Friday is only two days away!


1.  Did you know that in Fairbanks, Alaska there is a law that says a moose can't engage in sexual intercourse?

2.  The origin of Ignoramus came about because a grand jury would write it on a bill when the prosecution's evidence wasn't worthy.

3.  In Memphis Tennessee there is still a law on the books that states a woman can't drive a car unless a man is walking in front of them waving a red flag.

4.  Be careful what you say to your lover during sex in Willowdale, Oregon!  It's against the law to whisper dirty things getting your hump on there!

5.  If you live in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania  you better not have sex with a truck driver at a toll booth, that's still illegal!

6.  In Georgia, it's illegal to keep a donkey in your bathtub!

7.  If you live in New York, it's illegal to say hello while putting your thumb to your nose and wiggling your fingers!

8.  Putting salt on a railroad track in Alabama is punishable by death!

9.  Don't commit a misdemeanor in Arizona while wearing a red mask!  It turns into a felony!

10.  In Little Rock, Arkansas, it's illegal for a dog to bark after 6 P.M.

11.  Don't set a mousetrap in California without a hunting license, it's illegal!

12.  Logan County, Colorado?  Kissing a woman while she's asleep is a big no no.

13.  Did you know that an ant will always fall on it's left side when drunk?

14.  If you want to commit a crime, consider Australia.  The Koala bears fingerprints are nearly indistinguishable from a humans.

15.  Elephants are not allowed to plow fields in North Carolina!

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Authors! Book Now for the 1st Annual Tears of Crimson Mardi Gra Book Carnival


Tears of Crimson is sponsoring the 1st annual Mardi Gras Book Carnival online. This is a great way to get exposure for your titles for adult readers. The theme is Romance: Paranormal, Contemporary, Erotic. Great prizes, Exposure, and a day of off the charts fun for Authors!



It's been an exciting year at Tears of Crimson and I'm really excited to offer a promotional opportunity for romance authors.  If you've been a regular follower of Tears,  you'll know that I'm revamping the original Tears of Crimson book and instead of going at it Solo, I've decided to offer up the event to all romance authors with books to promote.                                                                                
A Mardi Gras Book Carnival seemed like the perfect way to celebrate an array of incredible romance books, so the idea came to life.  This will be an online event covering as many social media outlets as we can find.

There is no charge to be a part of this event, however I am asking all participants to donate for gift cards, and giveaways.  How that will work out will be discussed and agreed upon by everyone involved.  I truly believe this will be a wonderful chance to expose your books and do some serious cross platform promotion.  I've created events like this in the past and found them to be very successful.  This is the ground floor start-up for the event and I encourage to sign up quickly so we can lay down the foundation.  Here is the link to sign up:  http://bit.ly/TOC2014MGBC
There is a facebook group already formed for the event and you can find that linked here: https://www.facebook.com/events/391461334340764/  Other event information will be sent to those that have registered.  

I'd love to have you as a part of the 1st Annual Tears of Crimson Mardi Gras Book Carnival!  There's nothing I love more than celebrating great romance!  This promotion is open to all romance authors including, but not limited to, Contemporary, Paranormal, Erotic, and Fantasy!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

1st - Love for Sale Book Tour with Michelle Hughes

1st - Love for Sale Book Tour $50 Giveaway!

Billionaire, Dominant, Innocence, it’s all about the 1st!


Billionaire playboy Seth Rubin always got what he wanted.  It was usually handed to him on a silver platter.  He wasn't expecting an innocent to fall into his lap, or her naivety to be such a turn on..  He liked his women experienced and willing to fall in line with whatever sexual perversion he could dream up.  Caitlin was a challenge.

She might be a virgin, but Caitlin Smith was no pushover.  Brought up in foster care, she'd learned how to protect herself and knew exactly what she wanted in life.  That is until Seth walked in and screwed up her entire plan.  With a body built for sin, and more charm than should be legal for one man to have, he would challenge everything she was.

Seth and Caitlin were as different as two people could be but they both wanted the same thing. Control! When passion controls the scene, any rule might be broken.  Who will surrender first? 

1st is the first in a three part series that explores bondage, discipline, and a world of sensual delights.  Go ahead and get started.





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Behind the Scenes with Author Michelle Hughes


Thanks so much for taking the time to learn about 1st, the first book in the new series, Love For Sale.  I've heard it time and time again, that authors are trying to make a comparison to Fifty Shades of Grey, let me put that question to rest right now about the Love for Sale series.  Seth doesn't have some horrible past that made him enjoy forcing women to submit, he’s just egotistical and knows what he wants.  Raised in privilege, and continuing on his family legacy, he built up his company with blood, sweat and tears.   So what you won’t get in the series is some poor, pitiful, the world owes me for what I've been through, scenario.

Caitlin is not your average woman.  She did have a crappy upbringing, but instead of wallowing in her self-pity, she decided to make a name for herself by working hard and overcoming obstacles. A man like Seth is the last person she expects to be attracted to, and when it happens, let’s just say she’s not very happy about the situation.  He wants a pet, and she wants an equal, so the flames are going to fly when these two headstrong people butt heads.

One of the things I wanted to express in this series is that submissive’s aren't normally weak.  For a strong woman to give her power, it’s much more enticing to a dominant male.  I’m sure you've heard that old saying:  “Why buy the cow when the milk is free”?  I think it’s very fitting in the loving BDSM relationship, a weak willed woman could never give what she already is.  Submission is something freely given, and a real dominant alpha male is worthy of the gift.

Many, many years ago, I lived with a couple who participated in the BDSM lifestyle.  They were both very dominant people when it came to their careers, and chose this path because it allowed them to find fulfillment of a different sort in their personal relationship.  There are people who “play” in BDSM, and more power to them, but in a true “relationship”, meaning something the couple lives 24/7, I saw a very different scenario than what was played out at dungeon parties.  Having seen both these worlds I understand how easy it would be for people to mistake a real lifestyle versus something people just play at.


I’m obviously not the authority on BDSM, but I've seen the positives that a relationship of this nature can bring to the table, as well as the negatives when people do it for the wrong reasons.  Love for Sale has a little of both worlds.  I think, as with any relationship, the beginning doesn't necessarily dictate how things will end up.  As a couple begins to understand what makes each of them tick, there’s a lot of room for changes.  I hope all readers enjoy the journey as much as I’m enjoying sharing it.

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Monday, November 3, 2014

Halloween Weekend in New Orleans - Part One *day*



Some of the photo's from our Halloween Trip to New Orleans this weekend.  I think I'll let the pictures speak for themselves, and I still have the night time ones to go through!  Many thanks to the wonderful Lord Chaz  for the picture above with one of my gorgeous twins.  She was so very excited to meet him and I have to say he's just wonderful!
























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