Saturday, May 26, 2012

One Lovely Blog and the Mystic Month of May

Ah, how sweet. My blog got nominated for the One Lovely Blog award. Cute.
The rules to the award:
1. Thank the person/people who nominated you and link back to them.
2. Share a few things about yourself.
3. Nominate some other bloggers you admire.
4. Contact your chosen bloggers to let them know.

So, a big huggy thank you to Laura Thomas over at FUOnlyKnew.
Laura is a book blogger who reviews Paranormal, Dystopian, Thriller/Suspense, Romantic Suspense, Fantasy and Horror. Sometimes she'll throw in another genre just for gicks and shiggles.

Here's a few things about me, myself and eye.

I'm a writer, working on my WIP called Cookies and Cowboys. My current kick is Culinary Romance. You know hot love between sexy chefs and their cucumbers...or, err, I mean men. 

I used to work for a giant sandwich franchise- selling new shops, helping to work out the real estate, coordinating the construction and assisting the owners with gettin open. *Waves to my Big Q friends*

My guiltiest guilty pleasure is Cupcake Wars on the Food Network. I could watch all weekend marathons of it and not get my sugar fix.

I used to teach English as a Foreign Language. I worked in the Czech Republic, Vietnam and Poland. I came back to The States in the summer of 2011 to write full time.

So, to nominate some other bloggers I'm gonna go crazy and throw the One Lovely Blog Award gauntlet down to some women who have been an amazing support system for me. 
I nominate the blogs of CRW's Mystic Month of May.

Helen Hardt writes Contemporary, Erotic, Historical and Paranormal Romances. Tweet her at @HelenHardt.
Available now from Musa Publishing Rodeo Queen
Chad McCray has resisted a relationship for thirty-two years. Can the girl next store change his mind? 
Catie Bay has worshiped much older Chad McCray since she was a child. When she fumbles a seduction attempt after her graduation from high school, she flees to Europe. Four years later, she returns a beautiful, worldly woman, and Chad takes notice. Is the rodeo queen still in love with the sexy cowboy, and is he capable of returning her feelings?has resisted a relationship for thirty-two years. Can the girl next store change his mind?

Jessica Aspen writes Paranormal Romance. Tweet her at @JessicaAspen
Available now from Passion in Print Little Red Riding Wolf
Fraternizing with humans is taboo, but when feisty werewolf Red runs into hunky new forest ranger Evan Brewster, she jumps on the opportunity to let loose her desires. Evan is stoked when he meets the petite red haired hottie, and combined with his new discovery of wolves in Colorado, thinks his career and life are made. Then Red pushes him away, her hostile brother threatens his life, and things begin to spiral out of control. Caught between her sexy lover and her pack can Red trust Evan with her secrets, or must she sacrifice her human lover and her heart?

Hillary Seidl writes Paranormal Romance. Tweet her at @HillarySeidl 
Available now from 5Prince Publishing The Amulet
Leah Mason is an ice cream slinger by day and a ghost hunter by night. Having been judged by some of the people of her home town of Black Springs, Colorado unjustly, she wants only to use her gift of clairvoyance to help ghosts and gather evidence of the other side.  But living the life she wants seems impossible until her high school crush Michael Dresden walks into her mother’s ice cream parlor, Supernatural Flavors. 

Back from traveling around the world, Michael has a problem.  His house is being renovated and strange occurrences lead him to believe that the residence might be haunted. Leah is the only one he can turn to for help. Wearing her amulet around her neck, Leah knows the dark entity terrorizing Michael's house is after her family’s magic and must be stopped.
Now, she must defeat the demon and prove to skeptic Michael that love and the otherworldly do exist.  It’s just hard to believe until it happens to you.
JL Bowen writes paranormal YA. Tweet her at @JLBowen2
The Healer book coverAvailable now from Featherweight Press Healer
Thirteen year-old Armond Costa can heal himself in three days no matter what abuse his aunt and uncle infict, but on his fourteenth birthday he sprouts wings and discovers everything his aunt and uncle told him was a lie. 

Lori Corsentino writes Paranormal Romance. Tweet her at @LoriCorsentino
Coming Soon from 5Prince Publishing Destiny's Awakening

Five hundred year old Prince Alexander needs a woman, and only archaeologist Evelyn will do. Their magical kiss sparks more than mere romance – it creates a key that will open their hearts to a true love that will save their worlds.

ML Guida writes Paranormal Romance. Tweet her at @MLGuida
Coming Auguest 2012 from Passion in Print Betrayal
Scythe tracks his demon brother to Serenity House, a drug and alcohol treatment center. His brother wants to destroy the director, Heather Bowen, but Scythe is shocked to discover she is his angel-mate and now, he must not only save his brother's sould, but stop him from killing the woman he loves.

Lizzie T. Leaf writes Paranormal Romance. Tweet her at @LizzieTLeaf
Lizzie's Print and eBooks at AmazonAvailable now from Passion in Print Beyond Magic

Following the Powers directive to unite soul mates, a Scottish Cailleach’s magic will have repercussions in several realms.

Mixed-blood Ian McCabe, grandson of Fae and gods tries to deny his powers. When he discovers mortal, Emma Grant unconscious at the bottom of the steps to his castle, his world starts to change.
Tour director Emma Grant’s bus breaks down and her effort to find help results in a fall that knocks her unconscious. She awakens to find the man of her dreams staring into her eyes. 
But will his secrets and her distrust of men tear them apart?

Marie Sexton writes M/M Romance. Tweet her at @MarieSexton
Available now from Silver Publishing Cinder: A Cinderfella Story
It's all fun and games until somebody loses a shoe.

Eldon Cinder would give anything to see Prince Xavier one last time, but only women are invited to the royal ball. When the local witch offers to make Eldon female for just one night, he agrees.
One spell. One night. One dance.
What could possibly go wrong?

B.J. Hayes writes M/M Romance. Tweet her at @BJHayesAuthor
Available now from the Wild Rose Press Oral Invitation
Dylan Lindstrom has always loved women and always will. At least that's what he thinks until free spirit Jackson Carter invites him back to his place for a beer. Jackson is athletic, outgoing, good-looking, loves motorcycles—a man’s man—and Dylan feels an instant connection with him. But when Jackson offers him more than a bike ride through Denver, Dylan must decide if he’s ready to accept Jackson’s oral invitation.

Lia Slater writes Paranormal Erotic Romance. Tweet her at @LiaSlater
WereSlave - Book 1 in the Were Legends SeriesAvailable now from Ellora's Cave WereSlave

Book one in the Were Legends series
As the Queen of Paqualette, Nayla is forbidden to have a husband or a human lover. Her life is a lonely and disciplined existence, so when she’s given the opportunity to choose a Were from her dungeon as her sex slave, she takes a chance. Werewolves, she knows, are nothing but senseless monsters, but after the one she selects to be her WereSlave turns out to be more of a man than she’s ever known, she must question her beliefs. 

As the alpha leader, Mace is responsible for his pack. He’ll do anything to keep them alive, even give into the Queen’s sexual demands. But not unless he’s in control. Turning his enticing captor into the submissive is the only way to show her he’s more man than she realizes. Falling in love is out of the question, but so is leaving her behind.

Jenn LeBlanc writes illustrated Historical Romance. Tweet her at @JennLeBlanc
Available now The Rake and the Recluse
The Rake And The Recluse - REDUX (a time travel romance)A woman out of time. 

A man stifled by propriety. 
A nemesis determined to take her away.
A brother to the rescue. 

How will a powerful Duke deal with a woman who doesn't know her place? How will a woman used to the 21st century survive in time where she is considered property?

Clare Austin writes Contemporary Romance. Tweet her at @AuthorClare
Available now from The Wild Rose Press Butterfly
ButterflyFlannery Sloane is a free spirit, her soul blessed by Irish musical tradition. She doesn’t care where she’s going or how she’ll get there. Joy and passion are her only map. And, though she’s not interested in falling in love, she wouldn’t mind a little fun with a fine-looking man. Hunter Kincade could fill that bill and have a bit of change left over.
Hunter thrives on punctuality. He is in the music business with his focus on the bottom line. The pretty fiddle player with the bright green eyes would make his next production worth the price of a CD. But Flannery never wears a watch. She’s late for everything but the downbeat of a fiddle tune.
Their only common ground is the belief that falling in love is a danger to health and sanity. They’re all wrong for each other...and they are so right.
Holley Trent writes Contemporary Romance. Tweet her at @HolleyTrent
Available now from Musa Publishing Executive Decision
Executive DecisionSecretary Ellen works in a headhunting office that handles most of its business by phone. When one job candidate, a marine engineer named Christian, drives to Edenton to assess the firm's legitimacy, he recognizes Ellen from something she thought was well in her past. When the sexual magnetism between Ellen and Christian boils over on the waterfront, they attempt a tryst that leaves them both feeling unsatisfied.

Christian sees Ellen as the mermaid of his fantasies and wants to build on their chance encounter, but Ellen has to decide if she wants to be caught in his net or if she'll seek satisfaction elsewhere.

Elizabeth Haysmont writes Paranormal Romance. Tweet her at @Eliz_Haysmont
Available now from Passion in Print The High Bridge
Buy The High Bridge todayHigh altitude and an evil demon may kill her, but falling for the wrong man will break her heart forever.
Sandra Yorken made it her life's work proving that spirit sightings are the result of wishful thinking or willful misconduct. She'll go to any length to debunk a story that makes a location a 'tourist attraction'. When Sandra Yorken crashes her bike on a remote mountain road while searching for the legendary Ghost Train of the Rocky Mountains, the last person she wants help from is the mysterious (and breathtakingly handsome) Seth 'Monty' Montclair. If her altitude sickness and an evil spirit don't kill her first, falling in love with the wrong man may just break her heart forever.
All right ladies - you've been nominated n stuff. Your turn. Tag, you're it.
Readers - Stop by these fancy schmancy blogs, tweet the awesomesauce authors and check out their books. The Mystic Month of May Blog Hop has lots of prizes that you can enter to win. Like copies of books and gift certificates. Yay, more reading for you.


  1. Thanks Amy! What a lovely way to spend Memorial Day Weekend, up on a cloud of One Lovely Blog Awardness! I'll have to get it together for Monday and figure out some unique things about myself. BTW love cupcake wars! Really love the cake challenges too!

  2. How cool! My first nomination! Which judges do I bribe???

  3. Thanks, Amy! So fun to learn more about you!

  4. Thanks so much for the nomination, Amy! You're an amazing person and very supportive. Loved reading more about you! Keep up you excellent writing. Can't wait to see Cookies and Cowboys in PRINT someday!!!