Guest Authors (Past Posts)

Welcome to Tempeste O"Riley with her new release

Truth in Laceby Tempeste O’RileyDesires Entwined, #3.5Gay, Gender fluid, Contemporary, Coming of AgePublisher: Dreamspinner PressRelease Date: November 5, 2014 (ebook)Length: Short / 24 pages


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When Alexander James Noble looks in the mirror, he sees a freak looking back at him. Despite his high grades and plans for culinary arts school after graduation, his parents would hate him if they really knew him.
Forced on a shopping trip with his twin sister, Lyric, and her friends, Alex eyes the girls jealously, longing to be able to dress like them—to be them. The constant struggle of being “gender fluid,” wrestling with an identity that seems to change daily, begins to wear on Alex. But all those questions and fears seem more manageable when his sister gives him his first skirt and lace panties.
Other Stories by Tempeste:

Designs of Desire (book 1) Simple Desires (Part of the Grand Adventures Anthology)  

“I found it a beautiful tale of unhappiness changed to romance and then love with a happy ending.”
—Rainbow Book Reviews, on “Designs of Desire”
“Tempeste O’Riley clearly has designs on our attention with Designs of Desire, a story as heart breaking as it is heart warming."
—Sensual Reads, on “Designs of Desire”
“The writer did an excellent job with the characters, they are likable and perfect. Not perfect in the way that they have no flaws, but in a way that they grab you and complement each other.”
—Love Bytes Reviews, on “Temptations of Desire”

About the Author:
Tempeste O’Riley is an out and proud pansexual gender fluid whose best friend growing up had the courage to do what she couldn’t–defy the hate and come out. He has been her hero ever since.
Tempe is a hopeless romantic that loves strong relationships and happily-ever-afters. Though new to writing M/M, she has done many things in her life, though writing has always drawn her back–no matter what else life has thrown her way. She counts her friends, family, and Muse as her greatest blessings in life. She lives in Wisconsin with her children, reading, writing, and enjoying life.
Tempe is also a proud PAN member of Romance Writers of America®Rainbow Romance Writers, and WisRWA. Learn more about Tempeste and her writing at
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Today I'm welcoming Penny Estelle and her book Jesse's Find.


Hi P.J.. Thanks so much for letting me stop by your blog today!

It’s almost Halloween! Make a fabulous punch for the kids or for adults!
(If it’s for the kids, leave out the wine)

Here is a wonderful recipe to delight or scare everybody!


  • Latex glove
  • Filtered water (enough to fill latex glove)
  • bottles Dry red wine
  • cups Sparkling water
  • cups Freshly squeezed orange juice
  • oz Brandy (or Cointreau)
  • tbsp Brown sugar
  • Fresh oranges, thinly sliced
  • Fresh pink grapefruit, thinly sliced
  • Fresh lemons, thinly sliced
  • Fresh limes, thinly sliced
  • cup natural sour cherries in syrup

While the kids are trick or treating, sit down with a historical western romance!
Jesse’s Find – 99 cents!
Her expression was guarded as he approached. “Who are you?” she asked.

“Jesse Mason. I found you a few days back, about a mile from here.”
The girl scanned the room, as if looking for something. “Can…can I please talk to your wife?”

Jesse stiffened. “I don’t have a wife.”
She took another step back. “But…but the baby, and someone changed my clothes.”

Hi everybody! My name is Penny Estelle. I was a school secretary for 21 years and retired in 2009. We moved to our retirement home in Kingman, AZ and we live on 54 acres in a very rural area. Actually we live “off the grid”. We live on solar and wind. A real adjustment for a city girl. I must say – I love it. Nothing like walking out your front door and hear coyotes howling in the distance and seeing a sky bursting with stars. It is breathtaking!

My writing career started with stories for the tween kiddos. I have advanced to a few romances, family drama, two historical western romances, and even a non-fiction shorty about my life living off the grid!

For more information about my books or myself stop by my blog, my Amazon page, or my website - Penny’s Tales I love visitors!

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Cover Reveal!

Teach Me (Southern Nights Book One)

A woman determined to heal…
Shy researcher Jess Kingston spent the last eight weeks recovering from her ex-boyfriend’s brutal attack. Body healed, she’s ready to put her life back together—except her ex isn’t ready to let go. She won’t cower in a corner while Brit tortures her, but she’s powerless to fight back.

A man determined to resist…
Ex-military security specialist Conlan James avoids commitment like the plague. His job, his Harley, and the occasional one-night stand are all he needs, until the day he rescues Jess from a tense situation and realizes he can’t get her off his mind. He can teach her to protect herself, but protecting his heart is another matter.

A madman determined to win…

As the deadly game of cat-and-mouse with Brit heats up, so does the hunger between Con and Jess. Safety might be found in numbers, but in bed, all bets are off—and the wrong move could lead to heartbreak. Or death.


What the hell are you doing here?
This wasn’t the first time in the last five minutes that Conlan had asked himself the same question. Maybe if he had an answer, the revolving door in his brain would stop spinning, but that didn’t seem likely. Not anytime soon. Not with the beautiful brunette he’d come to see sitting close enough that, if he let himself look, he could detect the light dusting of freckles across her nose. But he wasn’t looking, and he shouldn’t be here, so how had he ended up standing in line behind the thirtysomething latte league? It sure as hell wasn’t for the coffee.
Legs braced wide, he shifted from one hip to the other, the creak of his motorcycle chaps reminding him he could be enjoying a few extra minutes on the Harley before work instead of spending that precious time here, mooning over a woman. Doe Eyes. The first time he’d seen her all those months ago, he’d thought her eyes reminded him of sweet Georgia pecans and skittish does. The name stuck, as had the memory of her eyes—and a hundred other glimpses he shouldn’t have taken.
Another name called, another latte dispensed, another shuffle forward.
He hadn’t seen those eyes in eight weeks, and yet still he’d shown up every Monday, like clockwork, hoping for one more glimpse and calling himself an idiot. Wasn’t like he planned on asking her out. So why the hell did he torture himself with these weekly forays into enemy territory?
Sex. Or sex appeal, at least.
Another step closer to the counter. The move didn’t ease the constriction behind the zipper of his jeans. This was what she did to him, thinking about her. Especially now, after so long apart.
The thought had a snort escaping. Ahead of him, Mr. Suit and Tie startled and glanced over a shoulder, but Conlan ignored the look. He was too busy figuring out when “this” had become enough like a relationship in his head that he would think things like “after so long apart.” Doe Eyes might appear prominently in his thoughts from time to time—especially certain times—but he’d never seen her outside of this coffee shop. And he wouldn’t. A quick roll in the hay was one thing, but Doe Eyes wasn’t the kind of woman who had one-night stands. He could tell that much just by looking at her. She was a relationship kind of woman, and he was a relationship-phobic kind of guy. Which meant he seriously needed to get a grip—and not on the part of him growing even harder at the idea.

Idiot was right.

Author Bio:

Ella grew up in the Deep South, where books provided adventures, friends, and her first taste of romance. Now she writes her own romantic adventures, with plenty of hot alpha men and the women who love and challenge them. With a day job, a husband, two active teenagers, and two not so active cats, Ella is always busy, but getting the voices in her head down on paper is a top priority. Connect with Ella at .
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Publishing History:

Secrets To Hide Series -

Dirty Little Secret (Book One)
Naughty Little Christmas (Book Two)

Just a Little More (Book Three)


Please welcome Adriana Kraft and her new  release

Spotlight on Willow Smoke by Adriana Kraft
Just released! Book Three in the Riders Up series by Adriana Kraft

Willow Smoke (Riders Up, Book Three)

September 1, 2014, B&B Publishing
ISBN: 978-0-9907476-0-4
Romantic Suspense
Heat rating: three flames (explicit sex, m/f)
Cover by Rebecca Poole Dreams2Media


When the chips are down, there's nobody there. Willowy blond Daisy Matthews has survived the Chicago streets with this mantra but is unprepared for the much older Nick Underwood's urgent pursuit. The wealthy businessman receives a thoroughbred in payment for a bad debt and is thrust into Daisy's world. She teaches him about horse racing; he teaches her about love. When Daisy's seamy brother-in-law threatens Nick's safety, she doggedly tries to stop him by herself, but flees to the familiar streets when he attacks. Can Nick find her in time – and if he does, will she still want him?


Five stars at Amazon “Adriana Kraft has created memorable characters that linger long after the story has ended and I’ve closed the book. She has done what an author should--brought me into the book's world and made me care about the characters so that my world will not be the same as before their foray into it.” Sheila G.
Five stars at Goodreads “…dreams can become reality, love can transcend age… Exciting, engaging and very entertaining story. The character interplay is spot on and the story is extremely well written.” Donna H.


When the Chips are Down, There’s Nobody There

Daisy Matthews grew up on the streets of Chicago, and if she learned anything, it was that she could count on no one to help her, ever. She knows she has to tough it out, protect herself, and when necessary, protect anyone she cares about. All by herself. No one else will do it for her.

Hubs and I have loved writing Daisy and her story. We first introduced her in Cassie’s Hope (Riders Up, Book One) – she’s the teenage waif in the group home where Cassie worked before she went back to training horses. We’ve known so many kids like her across our social service and academic careers. There’s a special kind of resilience that comes from growing up that way; kids who don’t develop it probably don’t make it, and we’ve known some of those, too.


I'm happy to have Cornelia Amiri as my guest, along with her new release. Cornelia has been a great help to me in writing my own books, and I appreciate her help. So without further ado, here she is!

New Release – Once Dance With A Vampire
I use fantasy to bring Celtic magic and lore alive to the readers. So in my books, people can shapeshift, there are selkies, dead ancestors cross over to speak with you and help you out, gods fall in love with humans, and, from time to time, dragons visit from their alternate dimension and Celitc vampires roam the modern world looking for men to seduce.

Do you like vampires? What about fey? Are you intrigued by Scotland and Scottish lore? Do you appreciate a strong, handsome man in a kilt? If you said yes to any or all of the above, step underhill to the dwelling place of the baobhan sith. They are waiting for you. They’ve saved you a dance.
Dancing Vampires is another name for the baobhan sith. In Scottish folklore, the baobhan sith (ba vawn shee) target handsome men on the road at night and dance with them until the men grow exhausted. The vampiric temptresses transform their long nails into talons and rake them across the men’s backs. Clawing at their victim’s skin, draining their blood, then drinking it.
But in my series, instead of attacking men, the seven sisters fall in love with the men they go after!
For a fangtastic series you can sink your teeth into try Dance Of The Vampires, Vampire Highland Fling, Ever So Bonnie A Vampire, and One Dance With A Vampire - just released Aug 22.
One Dance With A Vampire - Fourth in the Dancing Vampires series.
Sexy Scot Angus is consumed with dreams of the fiery vampiric fey Tearlag. Their dancing steps came to a halt a year ago when they almost killed each other. Angus comes upon the alluring woman again and despite the danger, he has to have one dance with her. Angus’ muscular arms clasp Tearlag tightly as they dance across a field of heather. An insatiable hunger rises in her and it isn’t for his blood.
From different worlds, fey and human, her sisters and his brothers threaten at every turn to keep them apart. 
Excerpt: When her gaze met his, the gleam returned to her eyes and the rosy tint to her cheeks. Warmth lit in him and ignited a flame, burning all his fears, regrets, and sadness away. An intense need flared through him. Pressure coiled in his groin. He leaned closer and brushed his lips against hers. His mouth tingled as he kissed her smooth, warm lips. He twisted his mouth over hers, his lips dancing with hers. His neck muscles stretched as a hot, relaxing energy flowed through him. 
Tearlag tilted her neck back. “My sisters warned me about the kiss of a mortal.” She licked her red lips. “Now I know why.”
Again.” He tilted his head toward her. 
No.” Tearlag pulled back. “I think not.” She shook her head. “I have to go.”
Angus watched her hips jiggle and her red hair sway against her back as she strolled across the road and waded through the long grass in the field. 
He followed her. 
When Tearlag reached the pile of ancient stones, he grabbed her hand from behind and twirled her around, pulling her to him.
Before you go, give me one dance.”
She held up a single finger. “One dance.”
He clung to her sultry skin. Her subtle, sweet scent, floral and smoky, danced in the evening air. Her breasts rubbed against his chest and his breath caught in his throat. His erection swelled and his balls grew tight with tension. Her hips jolted his lower body as they moved in a slow, sensual dance to their own music of want and desire. Tilting his head to her neck, he darted his tongue out and licked her creamy flesh. When he planted kisses on her neck, she shivered. Angus pulled her tighter to him. 
Sliding his mouth from her neck to her hot lips, he massaged them with tugs and twists. As he prodded her lips with the tip of his tongue, she opened her mouth. He thrust his tongue within and tangled it with hers. When she pulled out of the kiss, he left her face flushed. The salty taste of her skin lingered on his tingling tongue. 
Her breasts heaved as she rasped, “Leave a rock loose for tonight.” 
Her soft, breathy tone sent a hot tremor through him. 
Her reddened lips, still wet and swollen from the kiss, turned up at the corners into a sensuous smile, promising more to come.
I’ll be here at sunset. Waiting.” Ecstatic with hope, he couldn’t breathe. She wanted to see him again.
Tearlag stepped on the cairn, portal to the fey realm, and vanished before his eyes.
Tomorrow night.” His voice sounded hoarse, even to his own ears. He swallowed hard as he stared at the air above the cairn where Tearlag had stood, and wondered if he’d ever see her again. 
Contest: Please comment (with your email so I can reach you if you win). I will choose one winner for an epub or mobi ebook of One Dance With A Vampire and a pack of Ellora’s Cave 2004 playing cards – Throwdown Hoedown.
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Drawing on her love of a happy ending, Cornelia Amiri , who also writes as Maeve Alpin, is a mulit-published romance author twenty published books. She is known for her Celtic/paranormal tales and her sci-fi fantasy romances. Cornelia is inspired by her muse, Severus the Cat, who always lounges beside or (when Cornelia’s not looking) on top of her laptop. Cornelia and Severus live in sultry Houston, Texas.


I'm pleased to present my first guest author ... Ryleigh Rhodes and her debut novel, "The Enforcer."

After surviving Iraq, Claire finally has her life on track. The nightmares have stopped along with her need for physical therapy.  She has friends and a husband she wouldn't trade for the world.  Nearing the end of her residency, tragedy strikes with the loss of her husband in Afghanistan.  Friends rally around her, but will her heart ever fully recover?  Left to pick up the pieces and raise her twins alone, Claire, struggles to rebuild herself.

The Enforcer is available at these locations:

:Amazon  :Barnes & Noble  iTunes    Kobo   :Scribd

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