Erotic Fantasies Kindle Fire or $220.00 GC Giveaway

**12-15-14 – Contest is now CLOSED. **

Welcome to the last rafflecopter of the bestselling, and now FREE, Erotic Fantasies anthology!

While this sexy book of HOT shorts was in the process of going free on Amazon, it made profits that all 11 authors agreed to use in rafflecopters and/or gift card contest giveaways. This is the last contest for a lucky winner to win either a Kindle Fire or a $220.00 Amazon gift card, winner’s choice. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. As a bonus, I’m giving away 3 e-books of All Hands Below, my Caribbean to Portland erotic cruise ship romance.

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Writing Challenges / NaNoWriMo, Book in a Week ~ Writer Fun, or Writer Fail?

So, authors and writing groups are talking about the NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), an annual event that takes place globally, starting November 1st, with a goal to complete a 50,000 word count novel by November 30th.

While I have participated in book-in-a-week types of challenges through my writing groups, I have yet to participate in NaNoWriMo in an official capacity. However, as November is my most productive writing month, I use ideas from challenges such as book-in-a-week and NaNoWriMo and adapt them to use in an un-official way by carving out specific times, whether I can spare two hours a day, or eight, to free-write my way to my personal, end-of-week, or end-of-month, goals.

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Facebook Fan Page Like Exchanges – Do Your Numbers Add Up?

Have a Facebook business/author page? You might run into invites to participate in Like-exchange events where people can support each other by exchanging Like-for-Like on each other’s pages, but the Like has to come from their personal page so that the Like counts.

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FREE Sexy-Reads! Drawing for a Kindle Fire – Gift Cards – Paperbacks

Aloha again! Welcome to the September 20, 2014 blog hop of the best-selling Erotic Fantasies Collection! Last spring, I was delighted to have a story accepted into the line up of 11 steamy short-reads.

Set in the Hawaiian tropics of Kauai, Private Lessons is a wild-hot, humorous read about millionaire sex-toy king, Cornelius, and his cousin’s best friend, Nerissa.

Nerissa has decided enough is enough! It’s time to seduce and take on the sultry, sexy man she’s lusted for and burned after for quite some time, but she has no clue how to go about it.

So she buys several items from his sex-toys catalog and entices him to teach her how to use them, well aware she may wind up as one of the toy-king’s playthings, too…

*This smile-inducing story features lite BDSM, vivid scenes of sexuality, language and shameless use of love toys.

Erotic Fantasies is currently FREE at these e-tailers:

At Amazon:
.77 UK –
.99 US –
*Until Amazon price matches to make this book FREE on their site, the authors are using profits made on this book as giveaway contest prizes to readers.

I’m also holding a drawing ~ Up for grabs is a paperback of All Hands Below, a $12.34 value. All Hands Below is an erotic romance novel about a young widow who goes on a singles’ cruise to the Caribbean in search of a new love. She sails into stormy waters with a hunky, commitment-allergic scruffy Man-in-Uniform, instead.

Temporary promo cover, see the actual cover and read a FREE sample on the link below.

**All Hands Below is an explicit work of erotic romance fiction**

Ways to win a paperback? Leave a comment on this blog. I’ll draw a name, or two, and contact the winners after September 30th via e-mail. Then I’ll send the book(s) off. That’s it. That’s all. No purchase required.

And don’t forget the rafflecopter ~ Enter to win a Kindle Fire, and/or two 25.00 gift cards.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Best of luck to all who enter and mahalo for stopping by!

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Where Are My Trolls?!

Where Are My Trolls?!

Beware! Establishing an online presence can get you trolled! As I have recently found out!

In the digital landscape of business and communication, an online presence can attract the attention of a troll. A troll is an online persona who tries to stir fear, anger, negative reaction, upset and or discord by being insulting, threatening or harassing. No provocation needed. Keep in mind that trolling isn’t the same as debating in a forum, or a thread that is open to discussion.

Trolls tend to strike at random. Go about your every day online life, and boom, out of the woodwork a troll comes at you with a snide comment, insult, even a threat.

Don’t think getting hit up by a troll will never happen to you, either. Just pursuing your dreams and doing good things with your life, or having a life at all, may be enough to send a troll over the edge.

I’ve had strangers insult and lecture me on what I post on my own pages. I’ve had an individual tweet a lie about an “article” he claims to have read about me losing my “anal virgin” (this person never posted the link because no such article exists) and a stranger tell me that the cover on one of my books looks like it was taken by “some deviant lurking in some corner it’s creepy.”

What was I doing when this nonsense popped into my feed? I was minding my own business. Doing my own thing. On one occasion I was in bed, asleep. I’d not had any interaction with these individuals, yet they thought I deserved their malice.

Online trolls are not cute like this little one~Hula Troll


Trolls think they can push boundaries and hide behind a computer screen. No doubt the sock puppets who’ve had their identities recently exposed thought they could get away with it, too. Things they would never have the guts to say to someone in person come easily to them online. This type of behavior can cause emotional distress to others.

Children especially have no defenses and can suffer strong emotional reactions to online trolling and bullying with catastrophic results.

If you have been troll-zoned online, feel free to block or unfriend the individual. The time you spend on social media page is precious, so why waste it engaging with disrespectful people and/or allowing them access to you? (Especially if we have to deal with nonsense and negativity real time, away from the PC, tablet or smartphone?)

*Do not hesitate to report someone’s threats or threatening behavior toward you. Be sure any written activity is documented and forwarded to someone you know as well. In case something happens, that troll or stalker has left a paper trail.

As always, use your good judgement as tools to navigate your way around social media, and trolls and haters, in a way that is satisfactory to YOU.

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Get Schooled in Private Lessons, FREE Erotic Fantasies Anthology!


Why is Nerissa so naughty when Cornelius comes to town? 

Starting May 19 – 25!

Welcome to the blog hop of the Erotic Fantasies e-book anthology of short-shorts, written to tease and tantalize, authored by 11 up and coming voices in the erotica and erotic romance sub-genre! This e-book is FREE at major e-tailers, and while we have been pestering the powers that be on Amazon to price match, they have politely reminded us that they price match at their own discretion, thank you very much. At 99 cents, it’s still a great buy!

To celebrate its launch, I’m offering 2 autographed Paperback copies of ~

All Hands Below, a novel of an erotic cruise ship romance will be sent to 2 lucky winners. Contest open to UK readers, too. Please note this romance contains content, themes, scenes and language seasoned readers of erotica can expect. Love and sex scenes won’t fade to black, and all of the above ends in a happily ever after.

An 11.99 value!

To enter the contest, leave a comment either on my blog, or Like the contest / rafflecopter announcement on my Facebook page that I will post. I’ll draw names and notify winners after the 25th of May, when the contest expires.


You can also enter to win an additional prize in the Erotic Fantasties RAFFLECOPTER!!

Two 25.00 Amazon giftcards are up for grabs. No purchase necessary:

BEST of all, the Erotic Fantasies Anthology is also FREE!

A juicy collection of erotic shorts ~ 11 dynamic authors, 11 HOT stories for your reading pleasure.

Included in this collection is my humorous, lite BDSM short-short ~ *Private Lessons

When tattoo’d, blue-eyed, dread-locked toy boy Cornelius flies to the Hawaiian island of Kauai to house sit, he winds up schooling an unexpected house guest on the tools of his trade…    *Story includes explicit themes, vivid scenes, hot language that brims with sexuality and the shameless fondling of love toys. Play at your own risk!

Erotic Fantasies Anthology is FREE at these e-tailers:

Barnes and Noble
ARe ~ All Romance eBooks

Price matching to make it FREE on Amazon Kindle is making slow progress, but here are the links ~

.99c Amazon US

.77 Amazon UK

Like what you read? Please feel free to visit the author sites!

Charity Parkerson  Tonya Kinzer

Autumn Seave  Kayla Lords  Alisa Easton  Felicity Brandon

Marketa Giovanni  Anne James  Suzy Ayers

RJ Redlynn

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Tag! You’re IT Blog Hop

Thanks so very much to CE Black for tagging me to take part in her Tag You’re IT blog hop. I get to share a few tid-bits about my current work in progress, and tag three other authors and invite them to answer the same questions for their Monday blogs.

They then tag 3 more authors, and so on and so forth till it’s one great big giant Tag-Along! Sound good? Here goes!

1. What are you working on right now?

I’m polishing Book 3 of my Island Moonlight Collection, Mistress at Midnight, a sensual love story geared to readers of contemporary romance fiction.

2. How does it differ from other works in its genre?

This particular story has a Hawaii and Greece setting – two beautiful islands for lovers Viviana and Micah (Michaelis) to carry on their passionate shenanigans, and to build on their powerful attraction for each other. What makes this story different is that the heroine’s twin sister, who’d recently passed away, lingers on in spirit. Her spirit helps bring Vivi and Micah together. While the paranormal element is mild, it adds a layer of emotion to the story that anyone who has ever lost someone close to them can relate to.

The Bell Tower, Old Venetian Fort on the Greek Island of Corfu

Southern Kohala Coast, Big Island, Hawaii

3. Why do you write what you do?

Sexy romance with characters committed to each other – I think because happily ever afters are an enduring fantasy for people, men and women alike. It doesn’t matter what your profession or career is, how successful or where you are in life financially. When love and desire strikes, you’re going down! The dynamics of that magical thing called chemistry and how physical attraction can blossom into love is fascinating to me.

5. How does your writing process work?

I write a blurb or outline of a new story. Mostly, I see the setting and characters in my head, and have a basic idea of how the story is going to flow, key scenes and such, and what the moral of the story is. Example: What you’re looking for might be right in front of you ~

I pound out the first draft in all its ugly glory, polish it up, then let it sit. I go work on something else for a while, then go back to the story later on. I find that letting a manuscript sit for a month is a good way to freshen my perspective on it when I go back to polish it.

Here are the 3 authors I’ve tagged for this hop:

Mark Barry
Mary Ann Bernal
Samantha Holt

Mahalo for stopping in, and happy blog-hopping!

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