Friday, September 27, 2013

Let's Thanks Reviewers Everywhere

It sounds easy, doesn't it?

Read a book and give a review.

Hey, we had to do it as kids in school.

Funny, but I still don't enjoy writing a review. Mainly, because I'm not sure exactly what to say that another reader might want to know. That's why I appreciate great reviews. They tell you what you want to know without giving away the plot or the ending.

So today I wanted to say thanks to all the people who spend time reviewing books. Good or bad review, you are appreciated by both authors and readers. Keep up the good work.

I thought I'd share one my reviews. I believe Vicky from Sizzling Hot Books did an awesome job.

"Texas Passion is a hot quick read. There are several sexy scenes that scorch the pages they are written on. The chemistry between Trent and Catherine works so well that one wonders why Trent is surprised by her pursuit of him. The little touches Anita Philmar includes to place the setting, like the heat or the dust storm later in Texas Passion, reminds me enough of the Texas to make me home sick for my childhood. (I haven’t lived there for decades, but one never forgets Texas weather!) And the heat of the story matches the heat of Texas, so make sure you are near a cooling device (sweet ice tea is always a classic for a southern setting) when reading this one!"


Thanks reviewers for all you do,

Anita
www.anitaphilmar.com

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Do You Like Smut?


I'm happy to say I've just join a group of other erotic authors on 69 Shades of Smut.

With a number of erotic authors, there is lots of smut to share.

Let me give you a list of the authors in this group.
















Their blog gives you a chance to read some hot stuff.
http://69shadesofsmut.wordpress.com/

Like their page on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/pages/69-Shades-of-Smut/450640004949881

Or follow them on Twitter
https://twitter.com/69ShadesofSmut

As you can see there is lots of new books to discover and smut to read.

Stop by and say hi,

Anita

Monday, September 23, 2013

The Blind Series - by Violetta Rand



BLIND ALLEGIANCE
By
Violetta Rand

BLURB:

It’s a risk of a lifetime loving a man you’re supposed to hate…

Betrayed by a brother she hardly trusted before the bloodthirsty Viking, Jarl Randvior Sigurdsson, attacks her home, Noelle Sinclair is conveniently bartered as a means to save her cowardly sibling’s skin. Forced to leave her homeland and accompany the petulant Viking to the untamed wilderness of central Norway, Noelle is ever-aware of the burgeoning dangers around her—including her weakening resolve to resist Randvior.

Should Noelle surrender to his resplendent charms and seduction, or fight with every ounce of strength she possesses to get home?

Excerpt

Cringing from his brutal words, Noelle finally burst. Through the blur of tears, she saw a warrior of tremendous proportion storm across the hall. He seized Brian’s arm and pried his fingers loose from her hair. She heard a loud snap as he curled Brian’s arm behind his back. Her brother stumbled and hollered, then dropped to his knees.

“Say it,” the colossal warrior demanded, visibly applying more pressure to his hand.

Brain tried to wrestle him down, but the stranger was larger and stronger—controlled him with little effort.

Although she detested her brother, her first instinct was to protect her own flesh and blood. Yet, it seemed a fitting punishment. Let Brian suffer the same mortification she felt whenever he embarrassed her, which happened too often.

Brain quit struggling. “Mercy,” he begged.

The Viking released him, and Brian staggered to his feet as gracelessly as a drunk.

“Is this how you treat your own kinswoman?” her rescuer asked.

“She’s faithless—no blood of mine. We’ve made our bargain Norseman, take her.”



AUTHOR INFORMATION:

Violetta Rand holds a bachelor's degree in Environmental Policy and a master's degree in Environmental Management. Serving as an environmental scientist in the state of Alaska for over seven years, she enjoys the privilege of traveling to remote places few people have the opportunity to see.

Violetta has been "in love" with writing since childhood. Struck with an entrepreneurial spirit at a young age, at five, she wrote short stories illustrated by her best friend and sold them in her neighborhood. The only thing she loves more than writing is her wonderful relationship with her husband, Jeff. She enjoys outdoor activities, reading whatever she can get her hands on, music, and losing herself in the ancient worlds she enjoys bringing to life in the pages of her stories.

http://www.violettarand.com/

 AUTHOR WILL BE GIVING AWAY: 

One randomly drawn commenter will win a $15 Amazon gift card.

Follow the tour and comment; the more you comment, the better your chances of winning. The tour dates can be found here: http://goddessfishpromotions.blogspot.com/2013/08/name-before-masses-review-blind.html

My Review

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Man of Her Dreams is the Theme of @CarriePulkinen Latest Release

Escorting Jessica
by Carrie Pulkinen


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BLURB:

Trevor has starred in Jessica's dreams since high school. Jessica had been the girl who eluded him. Can they start over or will Trevor's job get in the way?

Jessica Snider's dream is to be with Trevor. Unfortunately, just being near him has her burning with desire and babbling like a teenager. When she discovers her high school crush now runs a high-end male escort service, she doesn't know whether to be appalled or aroused.

Trevor Hill wants to fulfill Jessica's every fantasy—including multiple partners—but he wants her for himself as well. If he was hot for her in high school, he's sweltering for her now. However, he's afraid his job will come between them.

Trevor offers her a free—multiple partner—trial guaranteed to satisfy her wettest dreams. Jessica must find her composure and step into his world of sexual fantasies, but can she? Will Trevor convince her to trust his feelings for her and take him up on it? Or will this second chance slip away?

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Excerpt:

Her eyelids had just begun to flutter closed when the phone rang. Jessica jumped, sending Chaz flying across the sofa with a hiss. "I'm sorry, baby. Mommy was just startled." The cat narrowed his eyes at her but slinked back into her lap without protest.

She didn't recognize the number on the caller ID. "Hello?"

"Hey, Jessica. I'm so sorry I didn't call you back earlier. I was swamped at work."

No way. Trevor? "Umm. That's okay. I was pretty busy, too." I'm such a liar. Oh, well. He doesn't need to know that. She pushed Chaz onto the floor and he landed with a grunt. Such an ungraceful cat. She stood and paced her small living room, waiting for him to speak.

"So, it was good to see you this morning. You looked amazing."

"Thanks." Her voice squeaked. "You, uh...haven't changed a bit."

His melodic chuckle rang in her ear. "Thank you. I try."

She giggled and put a hand over her mouth to stop herself. She would not get her hopes up again. Yeah, right.

"So, Jessica." Her knees went weak at the sound of her name coming from his lips. "I really wanted to take you out to dinner. To spend some time with you, but..."

Yep. Here it comes. The big letdown.

"But I’m swamped for the next few days."

"Oh, that's okay. It's really not that big of a deal. I—"

"Yes," he interrupted her. "It is. I want to see you."

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Carrie Pulkinen spent the first part of her professional life as a high school journalism and yearbook teacher in Houston, Texas. Now she's able to channel her love of the English language into stories of amazing sex with devilishly handsome men. In her free time, Carrie likes to read, take pictures, and play with her kids. Her other works include the paranormal romances To Catch a Spirit, Reawakened, Her Guardian Lover, and Sweet Release.

My Blog: http://carrie-pulkinen.blogspot.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/carrie.pulkinen

Twitter: http://twitter.com/CarriePulkinen

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4569077.Carrie_Pulkinen

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/author/carriepulkinen



Carrie will be awarding a $10 Breathless Press GC to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour.

Follow the tour and comment; the more you comment, the better your chances of winning. The tour dates can be found here: 


Thanks Carrie for stopping by and best of luck with your book,

Anita www.anitaphilmar.com

Friday, September 13, 2013

Romance Genre - A Commercial for the Big Game

Some of you have probably heard about the new promo from Intuit. Where one lucky small business can win a commercial for the Super Bowl.

My publisher The Wild Rose Press has entered the contest and is actively seeking votes.

Well, no, the authors for the company are actively seeking votes. I have been with them from the beginning. They published my first book "Black Dragon's Blood."




 I have to say they are a wonderful place to be published. I have met the one of the owners Rhonda Penders several time and learn so much from her. I have not had the pleasure of meeting RJ Morris, but appreciate all the work she does for the company.

My editor, Diane Carlile is not only a wonderful editor but a friend.

Lisa Dawn, the marketing and promotion director has come up with a number of wonderful ideas to help sell more books.

As you can see they are a small business where the author know the people working for them.





I, personally, would also love to see a commercial which supports the romance genre. For some reason the rest of the world doesn't respect the hard work we put into writing our stories and I'd like to show them during the biggest game of the year that we are devoted to our craft and deserve a place with the big boys.

So I am asking for your vote for Wild Rose Press. Let the world know that small romance publishers rock.


  https://www.smallbusinessbiggame.com/ny/The-Wild-Rose-Press-Inc/379746

Thanks and here's to seeing the commercial in January.

Anita

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Now, here's a Hunk


Sexy Comments & Profile Graphics



Lots of writers use pictures to help develop a hero.

It can offer some inspiration on those days you don't want to write.

Think you would enjoy reading about him?

I believe he is perfect for the Deputy of Walker county Texas.

Add a cowboy hat, transfer back a century and he could be the hero of a book in Naked Bluff, Texas.

Playing with the idea of him having to protect a girl who is being stalked.

The questions are simple -

How can he resist this young filly when she is living in the same house with him.

Doesn't help that she was shot while in his care - not life threatening but now he has to help with some basic functions like getting dress and undress.

Can't let any of the other men do it ...she is after all his responsibility.

So how long will this hot stallion be able to resist?

I'm still in the plan stage of this story but the picture above has me thinking of all sorts of interesting ideas.

How about you what would you like to have this man do to his charge?



Anita

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

A Friend's #Free Read - @AuthorTinaGayle


I love free reads and like to share them with my blog followers. Hope you enjoy this one.

Blurb -

Sylvia Donovan is emotionally wounded from the unexpected death of her husband and still haunted by their last conversation: his request for a divorce and his confession of love for another woman.  Her husband gone, her only daughter off to college, Sylvia faces the challenges of learning to live alone and move on with her life.
Vince Wilshire, enchanted with Sylvia, is more than willing to do what it takes to capture the heart of the hurting and untrusting Sylvia.
Can he help her forget the past and make her believe in love again?

Excerpt
The door clicked open.
Wrapping his hand around the handle to keep from reaching for her, Vince Wilshire shoved the door wide. "Are you ready for this?"
Her face mere inches from his, he noticed a brief flash of panic in her eyes before Sylvia Donovan lifted her chin and stepped through the entrance. "Nothing I haven't seen before. Or probably won't see again."
He understood she meant the task of doing a job, but for some reason his brain registered the sexual implications of the comment. "Oh, man, you're brutal. Some things you know get better with age.”
Matching his steps to hers, he wrapped an arm around her shoulder and leaned in close. He whispered beside her ear, "It's all a matter of knowing how to use what you've got."
She shrugged and shifted away from him, eyeing him with a raised brow. "Yes and some people are amateurs, Mr. Wilshire. You, I take it, are an old pro who knows how to wield your sword with the best of them."
Laughter bubbled up into his throat. He marveled at her sassy tone and didn't relinquish his grip. "I must admit I’m very good at a few chosen tasks."



Thanks, Tina for sharing.

Wish you the best,

Anita

Monday, September 2, 2013

Smart Woman's Quote on Fame

"When I started out, I didn't have any desire to be an actress or to learn how to act. I just wanted to be famous."


Katharine Hepburn

So what is it do you want?

Are you will to work toward that goal?

Or do you feel as if you can never reach your heart desire because you have to many other responsibilities?

This is an interest question because so many authors struggle with this concept. They want to write but are trying to find the time between raising a family and working. I know a number of them are staying up late or getting up early to have the time to work in a few minutes to write.

What about you? What is it that you want to do, but feel you can't? Does it need a large chuck of time or can you break it down?

Personally, I've learned that by giving myself time to do what I want to do, I can give more to everyone else. We all have to have goals and if it takes the help of your family to make it happen, then think how they'll learn to reach for their own dreams.

Anita