Saturday, 31 August 2013

Introducing Emily!

Hi everyone.  Long time no blog and believe me there is a very good reason.  Whilst visiting Loch Ness on holiday, I fell into a boat and broke my ankle.  However I didn't know it at the time, and walked around on it for a week before going to my local hospital.  I broke my ankle. Fast forward two weeks and I'm now on the mend with a rather fetchingly sexy boot cast on.  So I have asked the rather gorgeous Emily A Lawrence to take over my blog this week and talk about her new release  Hopeful Dreams and New Beginnings part 2

Over to you Emily!

Thank you so much Kooks.  Here goes!

Emily A. Lawrence lives in Transylvania with her family, hence her love for vampires and paranormal books. She is extremely passionate about fiction and has been writing stories, mostly fan fiction, for years now, but only began thinking seriously about publishing approximately a year ago. Having her family's support, and encouraged by friends and fellow authors, she pursued her dream of becoming a published author.

Emily loves creating new characters with whom readers can identify themselves, and losing herself in their worlds. Usually, she writes contemporary romance in three heat levels: sweet, sensual and erotic. However, she would like to try her hand at other genres one day, such as paranormal or mystery.

When she's not writing, she enjoys traveling and experiencing new cultures, new sceneries, food and meeting new people, or simply reading a good book.


Book title: Hopeful Dreams and New Beginnings – Book 2

Prequel: Hot Dreams of a Lonely Soul – Book 1

Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance

Book blurb:

After two traumatic years spent with her abusive ex husband, Carly swore that she would never remarry. With a low self-esteem and haunting demons from her past refusing to relinquish their grip, she could hardly confide in men until she met Robert, her handsome boss who managed to sweep her off her feet and show her the time of her life.

With his help, her fears and frustrations became a swell of lust, a wave of desire that aroused her numb senses, restoring her lost confidence and reviving her need for a man’s touch and affection, needs that she had suppressed for such a long time.

Naughty, erotic fantasies are fulfilled while on a well deserved vacation to the Andros Island in Bahamas, adding more spice to their steamy sex life.

Will Robert manage to convince her to give marriage another chance and start a new chapter in their lives?


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“Why are you so afraid that I’m going to leave, anyway?” she asked, running her hand up and down his firm abs. She could feel his muscles contract under her fingertips.

“Because it’s happened before,” he answered in a low, feeble tone.

Carly tilted her head up to look at him, taken aback by his answer. “What?”

“Yes, I’ve been dumped before. After that I could no longer trust women. I refused to get emotionally involved with anyone. It was nothing but no-strings-attached sex for me.”

She took a moment to process his words. “Who would want to leave you? You’re the sweetest, craziest, naughtiest man I’ve ever met and if someone locked me up in here with you for the rest of my life, I’d be more than happy to accept such punishment.” She pressed her lips to the pulse that was pounding in his throat, amazed that a sexy, clever guy like him would have troubles in love. Unable to help herself and feeling the need to erase the unwelcome memories she had stirred, she gave in to the impulse and licked along a damp line up his neck, nipping at his chin on the way. She hoped that the sensual treatment she was giving him was enough to make him put everything behind.

His voice was husky when he spoke, “I guess she had better plans…”

“Nothing could be better than this,” she stated and offered him a scorching kiss, devouring his mouth possessively. It was her turn to make him feel at ease. Determination oozed from every pore of her body, and she did everything she could to make him understand that she had no intention of leaving him.

“When you…showed up…for the job interview…” He tried to speak, but she kept interrupting him with kisses, his own tongue playing with hers with an eroticism that made her head swim and her need for him grow.

“Yes?” she asked, curious to hear what he had to say. She angled her head down and moved her mouth back to his neck, then swept it over the curve of his cheekbones, his stubble tickling her soft lips. Her palms were splayed against his chest and her fingers toyed with his nipples in a way that she knew inflamed him.

Robert let out a low roar and moaned her name unintelligibly, but he seemed to struggle to concentrate. “Carly…the moment I saw you…I was struck by your beauty. You innocent smile was the sweetest thing I had seen. I went home from work that day and nearly crashed the car twice. I couldn’t stop thinking of you. It was not something that I had experienced before and I wasn’t sure how to act. Then…once I found out what had happened to you I got so angry. I wanted you even more. I wanted you so much that I ended up knocking on your door in the middle of the night and asking you to sleep with me. Straightforwardness is my thing, but it was the first time I was doing that with somebody that I really liked. I acted on an impulse because I couldn’t stand one more day without holding you in my arms and loving you like you deserved it. I needed you…badly…”

Carly had stopped her playful assault and was hanging onto every word he was saying to her, their gazes locked in a heated clash. She felt an unusual sensation of weightlessness and the illusion held for a long moment as she stood enthralled by the promise in his eyes. “Any other man who would have showed up at that hour requesting such a thing would have most likely made me call the police. But you…I wanted you too even though I was scared as hell. I still can’t believe I did it. I could not recognize myself. But I do know one thing…that was the most beautiful, hot, sensual, enticing night in my entire life and I’d be more than happy to have nights like that with you for as long as I live.”

Their tender embrace turned to raging passion in the blink of an eye. Desire for one another spiraled higher, pushing away thoughts of the past and the future, lost in their happy place, their bodies yearning to move to the rhythm of a melody only they could hear.

Friday, 2 August 2013

Scotland Away. A holiday treat

Hi guys

I realise that I have been lapse recently with blogging.  My children have broken up for the school holidays and life is more chaotic than normal. 

The Wards are heading north to Argyll and a small village called Lochgoilhead for two weeks.  During which the family and I will be visiting Edinburgh, Loch Ness, Loch Lomond and Inverary to mention just a few of the many places.  I'm particularly excited about Edinburgh, as we are going to Edinburgh Castle, King Arthur's seat and Holyrood House.  For an avid royalist and historical buff, I can't wait. I am meeting Marguerite Kaye, Alison Lodge, Katie Graham and Raven McAllen too.  I'm going to be so gushy.

Plus there will be a few surprises in store as I have handed our wedding anniversary and my birthday days into my husband's hands. 

So for the next two weeks I will be in the wilds of Scotland.  Internetless and hopefully ticking off the foods I want to try off on my list.

Before I leave, I wanted to share with you my first cover from Secret Cravings Publishing.  My book called the MisAdventures of Pann Haggerty is out at the end of August. I am editing and reworking the stories, bringing more romance and quirky humour into the book.

Isn't this a great cover?  When the edits are okayed from the very lovely Lori, I shall be able to post a snippets weekly up to release date.  This is the first of a three part series about an Englishwoman of a certain age, travelling around America in an RV. 
From kooks who is about to head 'North Miss Testmarker'  I bid everyone adieu.

Keep it Kooky