Saturday, June 28, 2014

Southern Belle Blog Tours

You know what the say about Southern Belle's?  They don't stop until they get the job done.  This is a new virtual book tour group and they are currently looking for great bloggers like you to join the Belle's.  If you're a blogger and love books, then I hope you'll take a minute to hop on over to their site and give them a look.  Since they are just starting out, the one thing they need most is great bloggers.  Signing up is easy and I think you'll find the Belle's have a knack for promoting great books.  How do I know?  Well you might say that I've taught them everything they know.  My mom and daughter are heading up this company.  I'm the not so silent partner.

What I can promise you as a blogger, is the easiest set up imaginable.  They'll send everything you need including the html to copy and paste for every tour.  If you're looking to promote your blog, this is a great way to do that.  The Belle's will send readers your way to help promote great books.  As most of you know I started this journey with nothing but a great love of writing, and the one thing I know is that virtual book tours work.  This venture is something I've thought about for years, but couldn't make come to life without help.  Now with Susan and Kayla taking the lead, I can help out and still do what I really love, write!

To sign up as a Belle Blogger you can visit this quick link:  Blog for the Belles to find out more about what it means to become a Belle this easy guide will help:  Blogging for the Belles PDF  It's really a win for everyone if you run a blog.  You get great posts sent to your email and content for your readers.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Thanks For an Amazing Birthday Month!

Thank you all so much for a wonderful birthday month!  June has been filled with excitement and as you can see from the photo above, Amazon has had me listed as a top author for the entire month!  Fantasy's Bar & Grill and 5 Nights are still in the top 20 of anthologies!  So many incredible things are in the works, and I thank you for the emails, facebook comments, and just the general encouragement that you continue to give!

To answer a few questions that I've received from several emails, the second book in the "You Don't Know Jack" series will release September 1, 2014.  There will be more books in the Fantasy's Series, I just don't have a date to give yet for that.  I will be releasing a new paranormal romance hopefully in Fall of 2014, but that date is not a promise, just an intention.  My daughter and a dear friend asked me to write a Werewolf Romance, so I'm doing my best to make that wish come true for them.

Yes I will be in New Orleans for Halloween to celebrate my twin daughters 18th birthday, but at this time I don't plan on doing book signings.  As of yet we aren't sure about the Vampire or Witches ball because I'm not sure what the age restrictions are, and that weekend will be all about my twins.

I really enjoyed working with Summer Daniels for the What to Read After FSOG, Gemstone 2 collection. She's been a wonderful supporter of sexy romance and a very talented writer as well.  This was obviously the second book bundle and hopefully there will be many more to come.

Summertime around the Hughes Ranch is always a little chaotic with all the children home, so I've had to cut back on my social media somewhat.  We just returned from a vacation in Florida so it's time for me to get back to work on the writing!  To my incredible beta readers, thanks so much for keeping me on my toes!  You guys have no idea how inspiring it is to be asked when another chapter is being released!  

I hope you all are having a wonderful summer!  I'd love to hear about your summer plans, so please feel free to leave comments.  Take care and here's wishing you nothing but the best summer ever!


Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Amazon fire Phone! Tears of Crimson approves!

This news hitting my inbox today thanks to Summer at WTRAFSOG was mind blowing!  I'm a huge lover of the Kindle Fire so when I discovered they were debuting a new phone?  Okay my nerdy little heart beat a little faster!  You can get all the tech facts here Amazon's new fire phone as I'm just going to give a run down of why this is the gift I'm demanding for my birthday now (yeah I know I'm a little pushy when I want something).

So why does this have my hands aching to hold it?  For one it just looks cool!  Yeah I'm a girl, sue me!  It tilts, it scrolls, and peeks all with a turn of the screen.  It's from Amazon, and like I said I already love my Kindle Fire so I know how hot this new little gadget will be.  A full year of Prime is included, and for people like me who already subscribe, you get another full year.  I can read on it, browse, check my mail, and oh yeah answer the phone!  

13 mp Camera and 1080 p video, Let's just say that these won't be the blurry photo's you get with that other device I stopped using the moment I got the Kindle! If you're like me you're a battery hog when it comes to devices.  The fire Phone doesn't let you down there either!  Quoting from Amazon's own site, "285 hours of standby time, up to 22 hours of talk time, up to 65 hours of audio playback, and up to 11 hours of video playback."  

This is my new toy, or it will be after I do the little puppy dog eyes to my husband.  If you want to learn that trick, let me know.  It hasn't failed me yet!

Monday, June 16, 2014

My Obsession with Eric Northman

That man, vampire, beautiful demon God that I would gladly kneel down and kiss his feet any day of the week.  You know, Eric Northman!  If you've hung out at Tears of Crimson from the beginning you know that I would offer myself up as a living sacrifice for whatever he needed.   Do I know Alexander Skarsgard isn't really a vampire?  Duh!  Because if he was, I'd probably got on a full stalker trip with my girl Brandy Dorsch, and we'd teach him how vampire groupies were supposed to act.  Did I just get off topic a bit?  I think so!

So you get it, I LOVE Eric Northman.  This is where I rant a bit.  What the hell is True Blood thinking.  No Eric for the 1st episode, according to Eric and Sookie Lovers  Seriously I don't watch this show for Sookie and Bill, couldn't really care less if they both fell into a vat of acid and suffered horribly while doing so.  So imagine my anger when I discovered my gorgeous Vampire crush wasn't even going to appear in episode one?  If rumors are true, not even in episode two!  True Blood, whatever your drinking, let me suggest you give it up.

Fact!  True Blood airs on my birthday this year, June 22nd.  And I won't be watching, because the thought of wanting to throw my television out a window when the gorgeous Eric didn't show up would not make for a good birthday present.  Personally I think they should send Eric to my door on my birthday for so seriously screwing it up!  And don't even get me started on the books.  The crack pipe should have been laid down before writing the ending to that series.

I've gotten over the books ending of Sookie and Sam being together, mainly because she didn't deserve him anyway.  Same with the whole Edward Bella crap.. Jacob definitely deserved better, but putting our gorgeous viking out like that was a kick in the virtual balls to all fans.  Shame!  Now I'm really getting off topic!  You'll have to forgive me, I just watched the entire Saga of Twilight yesterday so I'm a little off kilter.
I'm not one of those fans that goes ballistic when directors, or writers do stupid things, but I will speak an opinion.  A lesson to True Blood, be very careful where you leave our Viking at the end of this season.  I'm pretty happy with a scenario where Eric tells Sookie to go jump off a cliff because he deserves better than some cheating ho like her LOL.  It's all about Eric.  Wise people will remember there are many other people like me that feel this way and if you want us to watch, read, or think about you again for your other ventures, get it right!

Did that sound a little bad ass?  It did, didn't it?  I'm getting ready to work on a new book and the characters are taking over my personality!  So True Blood?  We're watching you!  Don't screw up Eric, unless of course you would like the majority of your viewers to never watch, or read anything you're part of again *giggling*  That's my opinion for the day :)

Thursday, June 12, 2014

One Hot Book Bundle for #99Cents and another Free!

My sexy series, Fantasy's Bar & Grill is part of the What to Read After FSOG, book bundle.  You get a taste of Seduction with the first book in the series, Seduced.  Add that in with 10 other sexy romances  and you get one hot deal for #99cents!  So what can make it even hotter?  For a limited time if you purchase this delicious bundle, I'll throw in the second book of the series, Devoured, absolutely FREE!

Seduced - Part 1 of the Fantasy's Bar & Grill Series
(Included in the book bundle What to Read after FSOG)

Fantasy's Bar & Grill

What goes on behind closed doors is hotter than anything you can order off the menu!

Zoey Summers is desperate!  After losing her job for refusing to sleep with her boss she's blacklisted from every legal firm in New York.  The spineless little prick warned her she'd have to beg on bended knees to work in the city again, but it will be a cold day in hell!  When she gets an interview with Fantasy's, Zoey's shocked that they want to hire her to make sexual fantasy contracts for their exclusive, membership-only club.  Four infamous playboy billionaire bachelors known for their deviant exploits, own the Bar & Grill and she can't help but worry she's stepping out of one bad situation into another.

With limited options, Zoey takes the job finding it ironic that someone with no sexual desire like her, will now be in charge of helping others create fantasies. Working with such sensual debauchery makes her begin to question her own frigid nature.  Keeping things professional when working with four of the sexiest men to ever walk the face of the earth is a temptation that even she might not be able to refuse.

You're invited!  Accept your private membership to Fantasy's Bar & Grill with Seduced.  Book 1 of the Fantasy's Bar & Grill series.

If you purchase the bundle today or tomorrow June 12-13th, I'll include the second book in the series via ebook to you absolutely FREE!

Fantasy's Bar & Grill Book 2

Four Sexy Billionaires

What happens when four gorgeous billionaires decide that you’re the woman they want?  Is giving your heart to more than one man possible, or would it even be about love.  In the second book of the Fantasy’s Bar & Grill series, Zoey realizes she wants more than just the few, but dream worthy, memories of their tropical adventure.  Will she take a chance, and surrender her body to the passion they've ignited?

Samson adds rules to what he expects in this menage.  Leon reveals secret desires that will have her running for the exit or even more turned on than before.  Miles, her tender-hearted hero?  He believes Zoey should come to them on her own terms, and may just decide he's not willing to play.  Leif just hangs on for the ride, not sure what his role in this this fantasy is.  Faced with all these new complications, Zoey worries that her heart, not to mention the rest of her, will be devoured in the process.

Get Devoured! Behind the closed doors of Fantasy's Bar & Grill things are really heating up and we don't mean in the kitchen!


1- Purchase the What to Read After FSOG Gemstone Collection 2 (between June 12 and 13th)
2-Send me an email ( with proof (please omit any personal information like credit card info).
3-Let me know which format you read in and I'll send Devoured, book 2 from Fantasy's Bar & Grill to you.

Hurry! Go one click. This sale won't last forever! There are some amazing authors included in this bundle.

Monday, June 9, 2014

#WTRAFSOG The Gemstone Collection 2 - Release Day!

What happens when you bring eleven sexy authors together and ask them to put together the hottest sexy book bundle ever?  What To Read After FSOG, the Gemtsone Collection, Part Two!

**Limited edition, limited time offer, only 99 cents! (Retail value $28). Featuring NYT, USA Today, and Amazon Bestselling Authors. **

What to Read After Fifty Shades of Grey (#WTRAFSOG) began as a Facebook page created by Summer Daniels dedicated to helping book lovers discover great reads after FSoG. Over time, the page grew in popularity and now has over 85,000 followers!

Make sure to check out our previous WTRAFSOG Box Set here:

This collection features eleven incredible fan favorites from WTRAFSOG. Each book is unique and has a theme of its own, from sweet to dominant, and everywhere in between.

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Belong To You by Vi Keeland -- New York Times and USA TODAY Bestselling author. My honeymoon was almost everything I dreamed it would be...a tropical paradise, turquoise water, romantic walks on the beach, and loads and loads of mind shattering sex. The only thing missing was the groom.

Surrender by Adriana Hunter -- New York Times and USA TODAY Bestselling author. When Jake agrees to take Abby as his submissive she must give him all that he demands of her until she has surrendered completely. But when he pushes her to her limits she wonders if she'll ever be the same again.

Fade Into You by Kate Dawes -- New York Times and USA TODAY Bestselling author. Olivia Rowland moves to Los Angeles to work for a Hollywood talent agent. Life in L.A. is a culture shock, but nothing compared to the jolt she gets when Max Dalton enters her life.

His Need, Her Desire by Malia Mallory -- New York Times and USA TODAY Bestselling author. Tabitha didn't come to Hawaii to be spanked, but that's the cost of being saved from drowning by Marcus and the start of an affair so intense they must decide - is this a holiday fling or the real thing?

A Touch of Lilly by Nina Pierce -- USA TODAY Bestselling author. Detective Lilly D’angelo has given up finding a soul mate and thrown herself into her career. That is, until she captures the wrong alien and is shipped into deep space. Now she’s working as a bounty hunter and hell-bent on revenge.

Brie Learns the Art of Submission by Red Phoenix. This #1 Bestselling erotic novel follows the sensual journey of Brie Bennett as she attends the Submissive Training Center - an institution famous for its elite instruction. Brie will discover her deepest desires, darkest fears, and the intense love of several of the Center’s talented Doms.

Hot Ink by Ranae Rose. Mina never meant to fall for her sexy tattoo artist, Eric, or to become a model. But when she's asked to pose with him in a photo shoot for the Hot Ink tattoo studio, she can't say no. In a few breathtaking moments, an on-camera kiss turns the passion they're asked to fake into something very real, leaving them both wanting more.

Broken by Christa Cervone. After four years of no contact and lots of self-destruction, Garrett's back in her life. Can they put back together the pieces of their shattered hearts? Or are they destined to remain Broken?

Seduced by Michelle Hughes. Four gorgeous billionaires and one woman who believes that pleasure is the biggest lie men use to get women into bed. Welcome to Fantasy's Bar & Grill. What we're serving up behind closed doors is hotter than anything on the menu.

Master of the Inn by Ella Jade. Pleasure Inn… Where all of your fantasies become reality. Elyse gets more than she bargains for when she meets Logan a sexy, reclusive innkeeper. Logan’s dominance in the bedroom makes all of her fantasies a reality.

Summer's Journey, Vol. 1-4 by Summer Daniels-- Join Summer on her journey of sexual self-discovery; a well written, intelligent and sexy series about the beginning of her sensual, sultry love affair with life, and all the joys of being a woman.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

My Forever by CL King

Releasing July 1, 2014


She lost her boyfriend and didn't know if she would be able to come back from that. For the longest time she was nothing but lost. She returned to school and tried to return back to her old self, but it was him who brought her back. The guy she loved.


He had always been in love with her since the first time he laid eyes on her. Then she dated his best friend and he figured that he lost his chance. When his best friend died he didn't worry about himself, all he could think about was how she was hurting and could do nothing but be there for her.

She loves him. He loves her. Fate kept them apart and brought them together. He vowed to protect her no matter what. But what lengths will he go to to keep that vow? Will their love be strong enough to survive it all? Or could this be their happy ever after?


“Canary, you have always been my forever since I saw you at that party. I’ve learned to be patient and wait for our time to come. I knew that once our time came it would be an epic romance of grand proportions. I believed that when I became the guy you deserved that you would be mine. I’ve worked so hard to become that guy and I promise you today that I may have my faults but I will always put you first. I vow that I will protect you, if you fall I will pick you up; I will be here by your side through good times and bad.

“I don’t know what I ever did in my life to deserve you but I won’t do anything to jeopardize us. What we have is something special, something everyone strives for, we are that couple that everyone is jealous of. I love you with every fiber of my being. I promise all of this and more until the day I die.”


When C.L. King isn’t hard at work writing you can usually catch her reading, baking cookies, dancing to music, or just simply being crazy. She has a huge passion for baseball and the theatre. But her true nerd side comes out when she is doing math for fun. She has an old soul which is evident with her love of the 70s show Emergency. If you want to get on her good side bring her an Ocean Water from Sonic. Even though she tries to focus on one project at a time she always seems to be working on multiple projects at once, it’s a good thing that she is highly organized. Just don’t take her to a book store, you do that and you are likely able to spend hours browsing.

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Monday, June 2, 2014

Slade by Victoria Ashley - Release Day Blitz


Release Date: June 3rd

imageMy name is Slade Merrick and I’m a fucking sex addict . . . I’ve been told it’s a problem. But I see it as a passion; something that I’m good at. And who the fuck stops something that they’re good at? They want me to seek help; get my cock in check. Don't judge my lifestyle. You’re no better than me. Just admit it, you like to fuck too. Sex is what I do best; my own personal high, so I embrace it instead of being ashamed. When I'm not fucking, I'm slinging drinks at Walk Of Shame or stripping my way into your bed; another thing I'm good at. Every woman’s darkest fantasy brought to life. So, am I stopping? Fuck no. Sex is beautiful, raw and erotic and I get off knowing I can have it with anyone I want . . . with the exception of her. Aspen. She walks into the club swaying those hips, instantly drawing my cock to attention. She’s pure perfection. That is, until she opens that mouth, drawing me in and for the first time in forever I want something more than sex. I want her and she hates it. Things get dirty. Dirty is what I like; it’s how I live. But . . . she’s playing a game she can never win.


Excerpt 1- I take a huge gulp as my eyes once again land on him and oh God, that ass. His jeans are now hanging half way down his ass, showing his muscular butt cheeks through his white boxer briefs. The busty woman in front of him is desperately tugging on the front of his jeans, working on pulling them down his body. I don’t blame her. I want to take them off with my teeth. Crap, my mind is in the gutter. Placing his hands behind her head, he pulls her face down by his crotch as he starts grinding his hips up and down in perfect rhythm to the song playing. It’s a slow, seductive song that makes me think about sex. Yup, I’m definitely thinking about sex now. Just as I think he’s about to actually let this woman publicly suck his dick or something, he grips her by the hips and pulls her up to her feet. Slowly, he makes his way behind her and his eyes land on me and they stay there, locked with mine. What the . . . why? Stop looking at me. I tug on the collar of my white blouse and without meaning to I start fanning myself off. He smiles at this, knowing exactly what he’s doing to me. He’s doing this on purpose. Cocky jerk. Bending the girl over, he grips her hair in one hand and pulls her neck back while grinding his hips on her ass. His eyes bore into mine as he shakes himself out of his jeans and lets all of his sexiness consume us. Yes, he is damn sexy and he knows it. That just pisses me off more. His legs are thick and muscular; covered with random tattoos and every muscle in his body is well sculpted. Now that he’s facing me it’s easy to see his defined chest and abs flexing as he moves with the music. The muscles leading down to his briefs are staring at me, flexing with each sway of his hips; calling out to be touched and licked. Oh yummy. I want a taste . . . Holy hell, he’s in shape; like a fitness model. Plus, he has random tattoos inked across his chest, sides, lower stomach and arms as well. Hell, he has tattoos all over and it makes him even hotter. They glisten as the perspiration forms on his skin. He’s staring at me, while practically fucking this girl with his clothes on. Still, I’m standing there watching as if it were me. What is wrong with me? I feel myself start to sweat and get a tingling sensation between my thighs as he bites his bottom lip and starts thrusting hard and deep while his eyes devour me. Well, at least I imagine it would be really deep. I can’t deny that I bet it would feel so good. He must notice me sweating because he laughs a little and steps away from the girl that is still bent over with her ass in the air. Ignoring all the girls screaming for him, he starts walking with meaning; unstoppable. With each step, he gets closer and closer to me. My body is shaking just from his presence and my breathing picks up. I hate my body right now. His eyes are intense; telling me he wants me as his. A part of me almost wants to give in just from that look alone. My eyes slowly leave his eyes, searching my way down his muscular body and landing right on his hard dick. Oh. My. God. You can see everything through his tight briefs. The thickness of his dick and even the shape of its head. The whole package. He’s so . . . hard. Stopping in front of me, he smirks and tilts his head down toward his cock. My eyes are betraying me. Damn bastards. They won’t move away. “You know, it’s against the rules, but I would let you touch it if you wanted to.” Shaking my head, I pull my eyes away and slam back the rest of my drink. This is my third one and I’m a lightweight; probably not a good thing. I take a step back as he takes a step closer. Clearing my throat, I ask, “Touch what?” Reaching out, he grabs my hand and places it on the V of muscles that lead down to his briefs, slowly sliding it down his sweaty, slick body. “My cock,” he whispers. My body clenches from his words and I hate it. Yanking my hand away, I grab Kayla by the arm and slam my empty glass down onto the table beside me. I need to get out of here. Excerpt 2- Releasing the doorframe, I take a step closer and slowly run my hands down her sides, tracing every curve through the thin material. Fuck, she feels so good. My hands stop amidst her hips and I squeeze, pulling her body to press against mine. My cock hardens against her stomach and she sucks in a deep breath, but doesn’t pull away. A part of her wants this and the more I look at her, the more I fucking want her; a distraction. Fucked up or not, I can’t deny that I need this fucking distraction, addiction, necessity or whatever else you may want to call it. I’ve gotten used to the harsh judgments of my lifestyle. “We can take a shower together.” I brush my lips over her neck and whisper, “I can dirty you with my body and then clean you with my tongue.” She tilts her neck and allows me to run my tongue up it as if that’s the pass code to her arousal. She likes it. I can tell by her soft moans. “Have you thought about what my cock will feel like inside you?” I suck in her earlobe and bring my hands down to cup her ass. It’s the perfect fit. “I want to fuck you. I want you to know what it feels like to have me deep.” I lick my lips and breathe into her ear. “Inside you.” Her chest pushes out as she takes a deep breath. “I don’t even know you.” She places her hands on my chest and backs away. “Plus, I don’t like you. Now, if you don’t mind. One of us has to take a shower first. You or me? Pick one.” She presses her legs together and I can tell she’s trying to hide that I have her pussy aching for my touch. She’s wet and ready for me. I don’t have to check; I just know. That’s okay ‘cause my cock wants it just as much. Enjoying watching her squirm, I smile and lean into the doorframe. “I’m going to take care of that for you.” Her eyes watch mine as I look down at her black panties that are barely peeking out from under what I assume is one of Cale’s old shirts. For some reason, the thought of stripping her out of another man’s shirt turns me on; gives me a rush knowing I can. She watches me intently, but doesn’t say a word as I grab the bottom of the T-shirt and slowly lift it over her head and toss it behind me. She’s standing there in just her thong and bra. Her breasts are plump and firm, squeezed into a tiny black bra to match her panties; her cleavage playing peek-a-boo. My cock instantly strains to break free from the material as I imagine dropping to my knees in front of her and devouring her fucking pussy; the perfect breakfast. Running my hand up her tight little stomach, I press her up against the wall with my hand above her head. “Touch yourself for me.”




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Victoria Ashley grew up in Rockford, IL and has had a passion for reading for as long as she can remember. After finding a reading app where it allowed readers to upload their own stories, she gave it a shot and writing became her passion. She lives for a good romance book with tattooed bad boys that are just highly misunderstood and is not afraid to be caught crying during a good read. When she’s not reading or writing about bad boys, you can find her watching her favorites shows such as Sons Of Anarchy, Dexter and True Blood. She is the author of Wake Up Call and This Regret and is currently working on more releases for 2014.



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Sunday, June 1, 2014

Cover Reveal - Better left Forgotten by Lisa Helen Gray


 How far would you go to protect the ones you love?

Some things are better left forgotten, but for Caitlyn Michelson forgetting is not something that she can do.  After the brutal death of her sister, she packs up her four year old daughter Carrie and moves across the country, all in an attempt to get away from her sister’s killer, Robin Quinton.

After blackmailing Robin she believes that she will finally be free to live her life.  However Caitlyn was naive to think her threats would work against the man who brutally murdered her sister.  It’s only when she meets gorgeous bad boy biker Cage Carter that she finally begins to feel like she is living again.

Will lady luck finally be on her side?  Or will everything she has be torn away from her?

Release date ~ 28th July 2014

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