Blogiversary – Giveaway – Raven’s Innocence by Nicky D. White @NickyD_White

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Giveaway!  Enter to Win!

Enter to Win an eBook of Raven’s Innocence by N.D. White

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Raven Pierce vowed to escape the hot and humid climate of Missouri and never look back. After completing her graduate program, she drags her sun-loving, winter-hating best friend to start a new life in Minnesota with its cold crisp air and blankets of snow. Raven’s main focus is her new career and truly establishing her own identity. The last thing she intends to do as she is building a new life is to fall in love. As her luck would have it, one evening a minor accident sends Mr. Tall-Dark-and-Handsome to her rescue. What starts out as the perfect relationship begins to turn challenging when tragedy strikes and pulls her grief-stricken boyfriend into a dark and unpredictable frame of mind. Raven finds herself fighting for love in an unfamiliar, confusing, and sometimes dark terrain.


You can read my Review of this book here.giveawayGiveaway Rules

Leave a comment on this post and you are entered to win One eBook of Raven’s Innocence by N.D. White.

The winner will be selected via  No purchase necessary to enter.

This giveaway will end on Wednesday 12/17 at noon.

One winner will be notified via email.

Good luck.

Thank you Nicky for being part of my blogiversary.  ~Susi

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About the Author: N.D. White

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Born:  Small town in Missouri

Gender: Female



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Genre:  Contemporary Romance

Nicky grew up in a small town in the Midwest, where she still resides.  She has her Masters in Industrial/Organizational Psychology.  She works part of the time in Kansas City and the other part in her hometown.  Juggling between family, work, and writing, she stays very busy; never a dull moment.  Writing has always been a passion and talent of hers.  Her mother was also a writer, but of poetry.  Nicky has written her fair share of poems, but the idea of writing a novel is what truly pulled at her heart strings.  She started writing Raven’s Innocence last fall, which is going to be released in the next week. She will then diligently start writing her next book, Raven’s Undoing.

Blogiversary Giveaway – Three Christmases- Signed Paperback by Kat & Stone Bastion @KatBastion @StoneBastion

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Giveaway – Signed Paperback of Three Christmases by Kat & Stone Bastion

1.  One lucky winner will win a signed paperback of Three Christmases by Kat & Stone Bastion.

2.  Leave a comment on this post. Who is your favorite romance author?  Share the post too.

3.  The winner will be selected via on Tuesday 12/16 and will be notified via email.  No purchase necessary to participate. (US giveaway)

4.  Good Luck!

Thank you Kat and Stone for being part of my blogiversary!  ~Susi

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As the holiday season approaches in this fourth book in the No Weddings Series, Cade Michaelson strives to be better at balancing work and love, and Hannah Martin’s growing ability to trust is put to the test.

Lust and friendship brought us together, but with the increasing demands of my two businesses, Hannah’s thriving bakery, and our successful event-planning company, stability becomes my focus.

Then a once-in-a-lifetime career opportunity takes me to the West Coast, and everything goes into a tailspin.

Laughter, love, and excitement fill our lives, but Cade refuses to settle into the wonderful bliss we’ve found—he wants spectacular fireworks and an unshakable foundation. Driven like no one I’ve ever met, Cade insists a dream job across the country will be better for our future together, but I worry about whether we can survive the present apart.

When intimate time diminishes…and lives get more hectic…

Will a little bit of faith be all that it takes? Or will the sacrifice to get there be too great?


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Latest project: No Weddings Series

I’m thrilled to be co-authoring with Stone Bastion, my husband, in a contemporary romance series!

No Weddings (9/8/14)
One Funeral (9/29/14)
Two Bar Mitzvahs (10/20/14)
Three Christmases (11/17/14)
…plus a steamy nightcap novella
For Valentine’s (1/5/14)

I’m fortunate to have won several awards for my paranormal romance writing in the first novel of the Highland Legends Series. The first two books are now available on Amazon:

Forged in Dreams and Magick
Bound by Wish and Mistletoe (a novella)

Slated for release in Winter 2014/2015:
~ Born of Mist and Legend
~ Found in Flame and Moonlight

Please also visit the Charity Support and Awareness page on both my blog and website, outlining how a portion of the proceeds of all of my books will go to charities that fight against human trafficking.

Blogiversary – Giveaway – Bound by Wish and Mistletoe – Signed Paperback by Kat Bastion @KatBastion

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Enter to win a signed paperback copy of this 5 star holiday novella. It is perfect for this Christmas Season!

Thank you Kat for being part of my blogiversary celebration.  ~Susi

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1.  Leave a comment on this post. What’s your favorite holiday read? Share this post too.

2.  One winner will win a signed paperback of  Bound by Wish and Mistletoe. The winner will be selected via on Tuesday 12/16 at noon and will be notified via email.

3. Good luck!  Thanks for entering!


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The holiday novella, Book 1.5, following the award-winning debut of Forged in Dreams and Magick in the Highland Legends Series:

Desperate to honor a life-long promise, Susanna MacEalan escapes her abusive clan with the fierce determination of never falling under the power of a man. Ever.

Aggravated by shallow-hearted pursuing lasses, Robert Brodie, commander of his clan’s elite guard, has foresworn scheming women. Forever.

When magick transforms Brodie Castle into a Christmas wonderland, the two despondent souls find solace in a most unexpected place . . . each other’s arms.

Amid a whirlwind of escalating events, Susanna’s traumatic past threatens Robert’s ability to protect the one woman meant for him. In a harrowing moment, as her fears and demons coalesce, will hope, faith, and love be enough to save them?


Follow Kat Bastion


Read Kat’s official website:

Read Kat’s blog page:


Latest project: No Weddings Series

I’m thrilled to be co-authoring with Stone Bastion, my husband, in a contemporary romance series!

No Weddings (9/8/14)
One Funeral (9/29/14)
Two Bar Mitzvahs (10/20/14)
Three Christmases (11/17/14)
…plus a steamy nightcap novella
For Valentine’s (1/5/14)

I’m fortunate to have won several awards for my paranormal romance writing in the first novel of the Highland Legends Series. The first two books are now available on Amazon:

Forged in Dreams and Magick
Bound by Wish and Mistletoe (a novella)

Slated for release in Winter 2014/2015:
~ Born of Mist and Legend
~ Found in Flame and Moonlight

Please also visit the Charity Support and Awareness page on both my blog and website, outlining how a portion of the proceeds of all of my books will go to charities that fight against human trafficking.


Interview with Author J.R. Gray @theoriginalgray

Interview with Author J.R. Gray

I love to interview authors and today and I thrilled to showcase J.R. Gray, the author of Legally Bound, Breach of Contract and Illicit Activity.

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Susi:   How long have you been writing?

JR Gray:  I’ve been writing since I was seven.

Susi:   When did your passion for writing begin?

JR Gray:  At about the same time I started writing. I needed a place to put all the characters in my

Susi:   How many books have you published?

JR Gray:  Three

Susi:   Are all of your books BDSM? Are you interested in writing any 
other genres?

JR Gray:  I finished two books before Legally Bound, neither are BDSM. I love BDSM but I’ve always been more drawn to Sci-Fi and Fantasy. The book I recently finished is New adult Sci-fi. I plan to publish in those genres as well as continuing with BDSM.

Susi:   What books are you currently working on?

JR Gray:  I am working on Damages Incurred, which is the third book in the Bound series, as well as a Genderbent Cinderella.

Susi:  When do you write?  Any specific routines?

JR Gray:  I write in the mornings and then edit at night.

Susi:  When not writing, what are your hobbies or interests?

JR Gray:  I like to play water polo and run as well as read.

Susi:   What inspires you to write?  Music, a muse?

JR Gray:  I listen to music when I write, but it’s not a muse. I take my inspiration from everything around me, conversations, things I’m reading or watching, real events, and of course my favorite are the ideas that hit me randomly as I’m about to fall asleep or in the shower.

Susi:  How long does it generally take you to write a book?

JR Gray:  Each book is different for me. Breach of Contract took me two months. But I have written some in less than a month.

Susi:  Describe a typical writing day for JR Gray.

JR Gray:  Wake up, run, lots of tea or coffee and writing.

Susi:  There has been a recent explosion in the genre of erotic/bdsm. 
What are your thoughts on this?

JR Gray:  I think it’s great. It has pushed a once frowned upon taboo practice into mainstream. It’s not looked at as weird or abusive anymore. People should be proud of who they are and what they enjoy, not embarrassed by it.

Susi:   Do you have any advice to offer to any writers wanting to get into 
this genre?

JR Gray:  Practice makes perfect, as with everything else in life. The more you write the better you’ll become. And if you don’t know BDSM well, research!

Susi:  Many writers use a pseudonym for writing. Do you?

JR Gray:  I do, although the J.R. are my real first two initials.

Susi:   What is your biggest mistake as a writer?

JR Gray:  Going against my gut with edits.After all, they are only suggestions.

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Pet Peeve: Over description

First thing you notice about a person: How they speak and then eyes.

Hidden talents: I can fight properly with any sword you put in my hand. Yes I am a nerd.

Prized possession: It’s the heart and trust of someone who loves me, and it’s worth more than anything material.

Currently Reading: – The Winter Prince by Elizabeth Wein

Fave drink: Iced tea

Fave TV Show: The Walking Dead

Star Wars/Star Trek: Both!

Batman/Superman: Batman – Sorry, to my writing partner M.


Thank you JR for letting me interview you. It’s always fun to get to know authors better.  I look forward to reading more of your writing in the future.   To show my appreciation,   I’ve got some wicked Créme de Vie with your name on it.  ~Susi

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Stay tuned for my review of Illicit Activity by JR Gray.  It will be up on blog next week.

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Stone Stripped Bare: World Tour & Giveaway TouchStone for play by @sydneyjamesson

Stone Stripped Bare: The World Tour and Giveaway

TouchStone for play by Sydney Jamesson

Special Limited Edition


We are absolutely thrilled to bring you Stone Stripped Bare: The World Tour for the special limited edition of Sydney Jamesson’s TouchStone for play! TouchStone for play is a contemporary romance, hailed as a five star adult fairy-tale and is the first book in the bestselling Story of Us Trilogy.

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TouchStone for play Synopsis:

The Story of Us Trilogy Begins …

Twenty seven year old English teacher Elizabeth Parker is waiting to be found. Like the secrets of her past, her beauty is hidden, concealed behind modest clothes and a gentle nature. Into her secluded world enter two powerful men.

Handsome playboy, Ayden Stone is flawless and as skilled in the bedroom as he is in the boardroom. He has a taste for rare and beautiful things, and he wants to taste her: he’ll do anything to make it happen. Uninitiated in the art of seduction, Beth embarks upon a voyage of sexual awakening, allowing Ayden to steer her towards deep and dangerous waters, unaware of their fateful connection.

From a distance, former boxer Dan Rizler, bides his time but never loses sight of the object of his desire: precious Miss Parker. His tormented soul reaches out to her with merciless hands: he must have her.

This is a modern fairy tale full of romantic moments, music and monstrous encounters. Elizabeth Parker is about to be found but will she be bound by her destiny or by her demon …



I can see him, but he has no idea I’m here. I’ve entered by the side door and I really think, for once in my life, lady luck is on my side. I blend myself into the flock wallpaper and digest him from the shoelaces up. He seems taller than I remember and he isn’t wearing a suit but black, tailored trousers that must have been made to measure. He has a lean body, broad shoulders and there’s the suggestion of muscles, taut and firm in all the right places. His right hand is in his pocket and the front of his blazer pulls back slightly, drawing attention to his crisp white shirt and the firm package underneath and … is there a hint of chest hair on his collar bone? I can feel myself blushing and imagining what he must look like naked; I wish I’d brought a fan or something to waft away my carnal thoughts. I lick my lips lasciviously at the thought of his mouth on my skin kissing, licking, tasting …

My God what am I thinking?

I manage to control my breathing, but the air leaving my body is so much hotter on the way out than on the way in. Forcing down a lump in my throat, I continue my visual exploration of Mr. Stone and here comes the best bit: his flawless face. The light in the foyer isn’t stark; it’s created by two stunning chandeliers hanging to his left and right. Hampered only by limited shadow, I’m able to focus on his eyes; framed by heavy brows, they’re darting from left to right, catching every speck of light like polished glass, shimmering with an incredible luminosity. Even from this distance they’re dazzling and hypnotic. How will I hold onto a rational thought when I’m being ensnared by them like a tiny, helpless creature? He’ll chew me up and spit me out and take no delight in the snack. Even his liquorish coloured hair serves to frame his staggering manliness; it’s carelessly dried and may still be wet, and I fantasize about how those black flicks will feel between my hot fingers.

I’m sighing … just look at him, he’s breathtakingly gorgeous.

But, I’m so out of practice. It’s been a year since I went on a date and even then it was arranged for me. Talk about diving in at the deep end …


The Bonus Chapter: Ayden’s POV


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I position myself comfortably, taking in the jostling traffic and blurred shapes of Monday morning commuters. Thankfully I’m shielded from the mayhem, the fumes and the noise, yet I’m feeling an uncustomary twinge of something unfamiliar; a kind of prickling sensation signalling an approaching thunderstorm or an argument perhaps.

My phone lands on the seat beside me. How the fuck did I get roped into this? I launched the ‘Payback Programme’ years ago and here I am standing in for my right hand man. This won’t be happening again. I’ll turn up, turn on the charm and get the hell out of there. Job done.

Note to self: Get someone to explain to Jake Harrison how to organise his calendar.

It’s 8.10 a.m. When I raise my eyes, I catch sight of myself in the glass; my mouth curving up at one side in a self-satisfied smirk.

Looking sharp, Stone.

Bring out the welcoming committee ladies, Mr. Stone is about to make an entrance. I lean back into the leather seat, inhaling the calming fragrance of lavender on leather and check my emails.





“Stop! You know I want you to be happy, right? We’ve been through a lot together and when I say what I’m gonna say, you know it comes from a good place, right?”

“For fuck’s sake! Just say it, Jake.”

“Are you sure you’re right for each other? She’s a fucking school teacher and you’re a – for want of a better word – a player. What makes you think she’d be interested in you? Or you interested in her …”

His words ring true. I pause to think … All I wanted to do was get the visit over with and flirt a little and here I am a fucking wreck.

“If you’re serious about her being the one then you have to think it through. If you don’t she might run for the hills. And then what? If you think she might be the one ….”

His words snap me out of my reverie. “She is. She’s … I can’t explain it! I like her smile – a lot.”

He’s laughing. “Her smile! There has to be more to her than that!”

“There is …”



unnamed-46About Sydney Jamesson:

There are those moments in life when a person you respect says something to you that strikes a chord, we’ve all had them … that moment came one Parents’ Evening when I was 16. An inspirational teacher said; “Your daughter should consider a career in Journalism or as a writer, she has a vivid imagination and a flair for creative writing …” As a wide-eyed teenager, those words were music to my ears. How prophetic was it that I went on to do just that …

For as long as I can remember, I have lived with The Story of Us in my head. The fact that Elizabeth Parker is an English teacher should come as no surprise; as novelists we write, initially, about what we know … Yet, I should confess, she isn’t me but rather that young, sensitive and naïve woman we all were or still are. The difference being, she has been victimized and, because of it, remained hidden. But, unlike some characters who may have suffered at the hands of others, she is not damaged: wary yes, but not damaged. She still believes people are innately good and that is one of her many qualities. It is her propensity for compassion that allows her to invite Ayden Stone into her world when, on the face of it, he’s exactly what she doesn’t need.

So that’s me, furiously typing away until the early hours, unveiling the intricacies of a 21st century fairy-tale; creating an epic story that melds a heady mixture of romance, suspense and a touch of the miraculous.

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