Monday, September 29, 2014

Let's Talk Loot!

Who says being a grownup has to be serious?  Okay yes, I admit I got this for the kids, but it really is fun watching them open the crate every month.  I won't talk about them arguing over who gets what! So just what is LootCrate?  Every month they come up with a different theme of goodies and pack them all in a mini treasure chest box.  You never know what you're getting, but that's half the fun. The picture above was from August's theme and my youngest still wears the wings that got added to his Reebok's.  You can choose different methods ie, go by one month, three month, or six months, all those options are found here: 

Another cool feature, is the Mega Crate that one lucky wins by random drawing every month.  It's valued at over $750, so there's always a chance you get this huge bonus! There's a different theme for each crate, and October's is Fight your Fear.  So yeah, we're pretty hooked on the Loot.  Follow the link above to find out more or watch the video below to see what other people are saying!  You can thank me later.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Taking a Break and Working Like Crazy

Taking a Break

Sometimes we all need a little break so we can focus on our work.  That might sound a little strange, but promoting and hanging out on social media really can cut into time when you're writing a book, or in my case several of them.  I love talking to people, and getting distracted is so easy for me you wouldn't even believe it.  On that note, I've forced myself to only check my email and social media accounts once a week.  Believe me it's like taking drugs away from a crack addict, not that I would know personally, but I'm guessing LOL! 

While there are no sexy beach views from my house on top of the mountain in Alabama, there has been plenty to keep me busy.  Currently I have four open books that I'm working on, and other ideas that I'm forcing myself to put on the back burner until I've got these current projects complete.  My brain really doesn't enjoy being manipulated into only four story lines, but I told it I'm the boss! We'll see how that works out.

It definitely helps keep me on the right page when my cover model let's me know they are going into the studio this week to shoot her poses.  I've gotten several, and by that I mean hundreds, of emails about the second Jack book, and if you know me at all you know I hate disappointing.  The problem is Jack isn't really speaking to me at the moment, so I've been forced to push him into the background while the other stories are filling my brain.  I really want you guys to have the second book, and eventually it will happen, but unfortunately that just won't be as soon as I originally planned.  

I kicked off the first book of the Fantasy Isle series, and there will be others.  I said on it's debut that these would be read alone stories even though they fell under the umbrella of a series.  This was one of the reasons I made them stand alone, because I never know when my muse will decide to be a jerk and not give me the next one.  So ask me again who's in control and I'll tell you it's the muse.  What motivated me to write the next book after Fantasy's Bar & Grill was the huge reader response in sales. While I write to please my readers, it helps me gage what readers are buying when those sales numbers come in.  That's just business.

 Revamping the Tears of Crimson book is the one literary project I'm doing simply because I want to, without outside influence.  Since Tears of Crimson is the name of my site, and has long been the background for my publishing company, to me it's imperative that it get a face list.  This will be a completely new book even to people that have read the first series.  As it stands now it will not be a series, instead one full length book to keep alive the dream that started my career in writing.  As I said earlier my cover model, Candace LeRae, will be in the studio this week shooting, so I'm really proud the cover stage is moving along quickly.  Working with the cover is actually easy, because Candace brings the charm to what Tears of Crimson stands for.  I'm really excited about seeing her brought to live as Cara again.

So that's where I'm at right now.  I hope to get things back on an even level soon, and join all my incredible friends back in the world of social media soon!  Don't forget you can always drop me a line at if you need to get in touch!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Twisted Desire Cover Reveal

Twisted by Desire
by Desiree A. Cox
Series: Lust, Desire and Love Trilogy, Book 1
Genre: Erotic Romance
Cover DesignBook Cover by Design
Release Date: Winter 2014

Nikki Carmichael is confused. Her head’s telling her one thing while her heart is sending another message.

She believed her first husband, Sky, was her Prince Charming.  They got married expecting to live their happily ever after, but the happiness dwindled right along with their checking account.  Their divorce legally ended the marriage, but not the love and uncontrollable desire between them.
Then she meets Jeff. He's hotter than an August day in Florida, and can offer her everything she’s always thought she wanted.

Jeff is committed to his life as a bachelor, but his high-powered nature has finally brought him to a crossroads. He's face-to-face with a quandary; his decisions will affect his professional and personal life forever.

Nikki’s tenacious efforts to live a dream life, while still keeping her heart shielded, are coupled with wrestling an ongoing dilemma – her heart still belongs to Sky.

But Nikki isn't the only one who’s twisted by desire.

Desiree was born and raised in Iowa – yep, corn country. She married her high school sweetheart and moved to the Philadelphia area after high school and has been happily married for over twenty-five years. She’s the mother of two sons and a daughter. She’s a Project Manager by day, Writer of Erotica by night.

Writing has always been a part of her life. It started as a way to cope with her childhood shyness allowing her to communicate without talking.

She’s been predisposed to erotica since she was twelve. She was obsessed with sneaking into her parents smut stash in their closet.

Over the past two plus years she’s been working to get her thoughts in print. She finally is writing what she wants to write.

Desiree also enjoys traveling and spending time at the beach.


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Friday, September 12, 2014

Escape to Desire on Fantasy Isle - Book Debut

Imagine an island of fantasies only for adults. A place where every desire you had was brought to life at the hands of people who knew exactly what fulfilled your needs.  Now stop imagining and step onto the private oasis of pleasure named Fantasy Isle.  What happened when Fantasy's Bar & Grill went native?  A stimulating world of desire was born and you're personally invited to wet your feet in the first full-length adventure that started it all.

What's your price?  

If someone offered you an opportunity to never worry about finances, and have everything in this life that had been denied before, would you still hold on to your morals and refuse?  I always thought I would.  But two million dollars is a hell of a big incentive!  I considered myself a strong, independent woman, until the recession slammed me down face first.  Had my situation been different I never would have considered taking his offer!

Cade Stellan.  Billionaire, and closet pervert.  He liked to watch.  And I'm not referring to sporting events!  He wanted a woman that he could control and unfortunately, I'd caught his attention.  I say unfortunately because as much as I wanted to deny him, the price he offered proved that I could be bought.  Why a man like him had to pay for anything would never make sense, nor would why he had chosen a person like me to fulfill those needs.  As much as I wanted to turn him down, and prove to myself that my standards were higher, I knew I wouldn't.

A world of passion awaits you on Fantasy Isle, the pleasure resort for adults.  The Fantasy Isle book series, offer readers a stand-alone novel for each fantasy revealed.  Playing off the Fantasy Bar & Grill Trilogy, Michelle Hughes welcomes you to a world of sensual temptations. Through His Eyes, is the debut book for Fantasy Isle and introduces readers into a voyeuristic mind set, with ménage undertones.  

AMAZON        BARNES & NOBLE         iTUNES        KOBO

Michelle Hughes

Thanks so much for such an incredible year in the writing world.  Fantasy Isle is the continuation of the Fantasy's Bar & Grill Series, which was a huge success and something I was amazed that readers approved of.  I started this series three years ago, but was reluctant to put it out there for the public due to the menage story line.  These hot little fantasies were so much fun to write, but I worried it stepped over the lines in contemporary romance.  Thanks to wonderful readers like you, I know now that as long as the happily ever after ending is in play, I don't need to hold back!

For those of you that don't know me, I'm a Southern author from Alabama.  Married to the greatest fisherman on earth, who has a real job as well, I'm also the mom to five incredible children.  When I'm not writing, which is usually anytime that my kids are home, we enjoy hanging out on our mountain hideaway in Verbena, usually riding four wheelers, cooking out with family and friends, or fishing.  I'm pretty down to earth and enjoy talking with readers.  Social media is something that I use to make up for the isolation of living in a small town, so feel free to find me and start a conversation.

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Friday, September 5, 2014


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The Spice of Life (or TSOL, to fans) follows Jake Furie Lapin, a 37-year-old sexaholic and loving Dom. As the first book in a three-part series, TSOL explores Jake’s transformation from a submissive, out-of-shape man, stuck in a sexless marriage, to a strong, successful, fit, loving Dom. This first book follows Jake as he describes his many sexual adventures, in great detail, to Kelli, his sex therapist. Kelli Lemberg is a successful sex therapist who has an office-based practice in Manhattan. Like Jake, Kelli finds herself trapped in a marriage that is lacking heat and passion. Through her sex therapy sessions with Jake, Kelli begins to undergo an amazing transformation of her own, as she uncovers and explores the depths of her own inner sexuality and sensual fire. 

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Jake Furie Lapin is a writer, entrepreneur, wine drinker and coffee addict based in New Jersey. Jake's writings aim to explore sexuality and sensuality, including the BDSM lifestyle, through the beauty of the written word. He is currently working on his first novel, The Spice of Life, which chronicles the many adventures of Jake Furie Lapin, a loving Dom, as well as Kelli Lemberg, his sex therapist. Jake encourages all of his readers and fans to explore this website and check out his blog @ Let him know your thoughts through your comments and feedback.  

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