Sunday, 26 May 2013

Sunday Snippets with Emily A Lawrence

Today's snippet features a steamy new book by Emily A Lawrence.
Available now. 

Please tell us your pen name.  Your book title, genre type, and series name, if applicable.

Pen Name: Emily A. Lawrence
Book title: Hot Dreams of a Lonely Soul – Book 1
Sequel coming out in August: Hopeful Dreams and New Beginnings – Book 2
Genre: Erotic Contemporary Romance

3 words to describe yourself.

Passionate, funny, sometimes stubborn

3 people you would like to thank. 

I would like to thank Secret Cravings Publishing (Sandy Lea Sullivan), Dawne Prochilo, Theresa Stillwagon and Dawné Dominique for making my dream come true.

1 sentence to describe your book.

A hot erotic read starring an emotionally damaged former bikini model and her new boss, a sexy architect.

Excerpt –Hot Dreams of a Lonely Soul (Emily A. Lawrence)

Carly almost jumped when she heard the sound of her doorbell. “Damn it, who could it be at this hour?” She put on the first nightgown she found in her drawer, pulled a robe on as well, and rushed to the door. Her belly flip-flopped, and her breath caught in her throat when she peeked through the peephole and saw the man in her dreams waiting patiently on the other side of the door. She brushed her fingers through her hair in agitation, not sure whether to let him in or not. A part of her jumped up and down with excitement, but the other was frozen in place, afraid to be alone in her apartment in the middle of the night with a man she barely knew but so much desired. A sudden impulse made her grab the key and unlock the door, which brought her face to face with him.

She blinked perplexed, and the eerie feeling came back to her. He looked over her from head to toe, mouth partly opened. His hair looked as though he had been running his fingers through it, perhaps even grasping strands in frustration. He hadn't shaved for several days and the dark stubble lining his chin made him look rather scruffy. Even so, his untidy appearance still attracted her, and his now familiar musky scent combined with his cologne caused her insides to liquefy. “Mr. Benton, it is way past midnight. What are you doing here?” she asked drily. Shivers ran up and down her spine, as she clutched the doorknob for balance.

“May I come inside?”

Carly hesitated concerned, battling the fears she deemed herself powerless against.

Thank you Emily for joining us on Sunday Snippets, we wish you heaps of success with your book.
Carolyn, Jennie, AP and Whitney.


Sunday, 12 May 2013

Sunday Snippets - Whitney K-E

Today, I'm sharing a little about my and my debut, What Happens in Ireland! Hope you enjoy it!

- Please tell us your pen name.  Your book title, genre type, and series name, if applicable.

Whitney K-E. My debut release’s title is What Happens in Ireland and it is a Contemporary romance.

- 3 words to describe yourself.

Talkative, friendly, funny.

- 3 people you would like to thank. (For example, your publisher, your cover artist, your editor, or someone special in your life)

Gosh, only three? But there are so many! I guess though, top three would be my Publisher, Beth Walker, my editor ELF and my cover artist, Dawne Dominque. They turned my story into a book!

- 1 sentence to describe your book.

A humorous contemporary about an Australian woman learning that the Irish charm is a hard thing to resist and that sometimes, trust once lost, can be regained.

- An excerpt from your book, approximately 300 words long.

“Why do you always have to be so sarcastically and annoyingly persuasive?” Kate sighed, accepting the fact that there was no graceful way out of this situation.

“Because it’s a wonderful skill that gets stubborn, beautiful women to give me a chance,” Jack replied.

Kate’s heart skipped. “Bullshit.”

“That it is.”                         


Any second now and pigs are going to fly by.

The man had just admitted he was a bullshit artist. He was unbelievable!

Jack stopped and turned to her. Kate barely resisted the urge to look away.

“The truth is. Yer the only beautiful, stubborn woman I’ve ever met, Kate. And I’ve been arrogant far longer than I’ve known ye.”

It felt as if the ground beneath her was going to give way. What was she supposed to do?

“Therefore.” He leaned in to whisper against her ear. “I am at yer mercy.”

“My mercy?”

“That’s what I said.”

Kate smiled. “My, my. Whatever shall I do with you, Jack?”

“I hope at least half the things I wish to do to ye,” he teased, his calloused palm inching between her jacket and shirt.

“Keep dreaming, Irish,” she said dryly, though her breath was ragged.

“I will, but it remains to be seen whether they’ll come true.” The man was all confidence and skilled seduction.

Kate smirked. “Only an Irishman would say that.”

“Only a beautiful, stubborn lass would ignore the truth.”
GIVEAWAY: Leave a comment on this blog post or any of the other blog posts celebrating the release of Whitney’s debut to go in the draw to win one of two prize packs including a PDF of What Happens in Ireland, a handmade ribbon bookmark designed by Swagmaster Designs and a coffee mug. You can join in the fun on facebook here:
Whitney’s Novel:

Ever wondered what happens in Ireland?
When Australian, Kate Barrow, meets a handsome Irishman in a Dublin bar, she has no idea that he’s about to turn her world upside-down and inside-out.
In Ireland to take on a position on a thoroughbred stud, Kate is shocked when her manager-in-co reveals himself to be the same man she’d met in Dublin.
Jack is drawn to Kate. The problem is, she won't have him. But Jack has always loved a challenge and the intriguing woman from Oz is one he cannot resist.
Harbouring the sting of another man’s betrayal, Kate is certain she wants nothing to do with love and nothing to do with Jack O’Reilly. But when naked torsos, Mother Nature and dysfunctional umbrellas start plotting against her resolve, she realizes the charms of an Irishman are going to be hard to resist.
If you’d like to read excerpts or buy Whitney’s novel, you can find it at the following:
Or you can add it to your Goodreads shelves:
The Author:
Whitney K-E is an Australian author writing for Secret Cravings Publishing. Always a lover of the Romance genre, it was no surprise that she one day began to type her first story of love. Now, three years on, she’s contracted her first novel What Happens in Ireland and bringing reader’s tales from the Emerald Ireland to the Sunburnt Country. What Happens in Ireland releases on the 26th of April, so prepare yourself to be charmed by her story and by her characters.
If you’d like to find out more about Whitney or her novel, you can connect with her on:
Twitter: @whitney_ke -
Her blog:
And the Romantic Muse:

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

TRM congratulates Whitney K-E!

Congratulations to Whitney. Today, her debut novel What Happens in Ireland is out in the world and ready for purchase. TRM are so proud of you, Whitney. May this be the first of many more books and an exciting career.

What Happens in Ireland by Whitney K-E Simply click to buy!

Sunday, 5 May 2013

Sunday Snippets with Carol Preflatish

Welcome to Sunday Snippets with TRM.

Please tell us your pen name.  Your book title, genre type, and series name, if applicable.

Hi, I'm Carol Preflatish and I write romantic suspense, although lately I've ventured into sweet romance and contemporary westerns.

3 words to describe yourself.

Funny, dedicated, and helper.

3 people you would like to thank.

I always want to thank my husband. He doesn't read my books, but he does help if I have a question that he's able to answer. I also thank my best friend, Sandy. She's my sounding board and always willing to listen to an idea and give me her honest opinion. Lastly, I thank my mother. She loves reading romances. I used to call them her smut books before I started writing them. She's my number one fan.

1 sentence to describe your book.

The last person Grace Taylor wanted to see was her old boyfriend, Andy Granger, but that's exactly who was standing in front of her on the porch of the ranch.

An excerpt from your book, approximately 300 words long.

"Tell us about your boyfriend, Grace," Maria teased. "You did have a high school sweetheart, didn't you?"
"Well, yes."
"What did he look like?" Silvia inquired.
"He was just an average guy."
Lucy's drink was served and she took a gulp. "Next question, how old were you when you lost your virginity?"
As Grace opened her mouth, someone behind her spoke. "She was sixteen."
She recognized that voice and turned to find Andy standing behind her.
"What are you doing here?"
"Grace, aren't you going to introduce us?" Lucy said, standing.
"He's not worth an introduction." She turned back to the table.
"I'm Lucy Marlow and you are?" She extended her hand and took his.
"Andy Granger, Grace's high school sweetheart."
"And, apparently the man she lost her virginity to," Lucy said, still holding his hand. "Would you like to join us? We'd love to hear stories about our Grace."
"No, he wouldn't." Grace stared at Andy.
He apparently got the message. "No, I can't. I just wanted to stop by and say hello." He pulled away from Lucy's grasp and walked back to the bar where he joined his buddies.
"Pity," Lucy said, watching him walk away. "Grace, he's hot as hell. Was he that good-looking as a teenager?"
"We parted on bad terms, so I'd just as soon not talk about him."
"We understand," Silvia said.
"Now wait a minute. So, you have no interest in him?" Lucy asked.
"Then, you wouldn't mind if I went over and talked to him?"
Grace knew that meant Lucy would do everything she could to get him into bed tonight. But, what could she do? She had no claim to him, and, as soon as this weekend was over, she didn't plan on ever seeing him again. "Not at all. Talk to him all you want."
That's all Lucy needed to hear. She jumped up and sauntered over to the bar where Andy sat with his buddies.
"I can't believe you let her do that," Maria said. "You know what she has in mind."
"I have no feelings for him."
"That's not how it looked when you heard his voice behind you just now."

Thank you, Carol, for joining us on The Romantic Muse Blogspot.

Thanks for hosting me today. If anyone is interested in purchasing "Spring Forward, Fall Back in Love," you can find it in various formats on my publisher's web site at You can also check my Amazon Author page for the Kindle download at and on Barnes & Noble for Nook at
You can also find out more about me on my web page at I'm also on Facebook at and Twitter at

Saturday, 4 May 2013

New Release. The Protectors Book 3 The Actress

Carolyn Wren is thrilled to announce the release of The Protectors Book 3. The Actress.

A famous television actress trying to balance her fictional character and her real life. And an obsessed fan who cannot tell the difference.

The technical wizard of The Protectors agency…

Bryce Black can invent, build, or hack anything.  Preferring to leave the danger to his fellow operatives, Bryce is happiest at home designing gadgets, and pursuing his hobby of creating replica diamonds.  When offered an assignment to protect a fortune in real gems featured in a high rating television show, he accepts. Only to find himself falling for the beautiful lead actress. 
Katrina Abbott is walking away from her acting career without regret.  The loss of privacy and invasion of her personal life have become overwhelming.  The handsome security advisor with his fascinating amber colored eyes has her contemplating a new life, far from the glaring spotlight. But first she needs to film the finale of her wildly popular drama series. 

One female fan does not want the show to end, and has a very different view of what Katrina’s future should be.