Tuesday, November 06, 2007

My Awesome Crit Partner

Okay, I have to do some bragging on Michelle again. What? It's my blog, I can write about whatever I want.

She released a short story earlier this year with Loose Id, The Bodyguard. I love the story. It is awesome. And apparently I am not the only one. She just got this incredible review from Romance Junkies and I wanted to share it with everyone.

It got 5 out of 5 Ribbons. A PERFECT SCORE!!!!! WOOT WOOT, Way to Go, Michelle.

THE BODYGUARD is filled with fast-paced action, a wonderful cast of characters and a plot that that kept me enthralled from start to finish. I applaud Nicolas’s character and his determination in helping Elena overcome her fears, no matter what it took. I also applaud Elena’s strength and how she never gave up. THE BODYGUARD is a heartfelt story that will dwell in your memory long after you read the last word. A job well done, Ms. Hasker. I highly recommend this book.

AND she already sold the second in the series. I can't wait!!!!!!

I am so proud of my Michelle

Friday, November 02, 2007

Michelle's New Release

Lookie, Michelle Hasker, my crit partner and author extraordinaire has a new release. Damn woman pops them out faster than I can think of them. I will never be able to keep up with her.

Kate's Muse

Author: Michelle Hasker
Artist: Jinger Heaston

ISBN: 978-1-60168-068-6
Genre: Contemporary erotica
Publisher: Aspen Mountain Press
Publication Date: 11/02/2007
Sexual Content: Erotic
Price: $1.99

“You’re fired, damn it!” Kate shouted at the ceiling, slamming her fists on the desk for emphasis. “You’ve done this to me for the last time. I’ll find myself a new muse and to hell with you!”

Kate Sterling tossed her pen across the room and barely restrained herself from making the laptop take the same flying arc. She wanted to make something smash into the wall, needed to break something. Like her damn muse’s neck.

Pushing away from the desk, she spun around on her chair and glared at the potted palm in the corner. Shame it wasn’t a little taller. Though, she did have nine-foot ceilings… That would be high enough to make her muse dangle from a noose with his body jerking as the rope tightened until he couldn’t breathe any more. Or maybe his neck would snap when she pushed him off the stool.

“Damn, stupid muse. I hope you burn in the deepest pits of hell, your screams echoing in your ears as you burn for eternity, never finding peace from the agony of melting flesh and popping muscles and bones.”

“That’s a mite harsh, isn’t it, Kate?”

Kate shrieked and fell off the chair as she turned to look behind her. The man leaning against the wall looked exactly like her wayward muse. The one she’d just been cursing.

“What have I ever done to you, love?”

“Jesus Christ!” Kate scrambled backward as he leaned forward, his face highlighted in the glare of the light. He was her muse in living, breathing flesh. Impossible!

“No. If I remember correctly, you condemned me to burn in hell with Satan.”

“But you…you can’t be real.”

“I’m as real as you want me to be, love.”

Sunday, October 21, 2007

My Reward

Okay, trying this again since it didn't work last night. I reached over 16,000 before I quit for the night. Unfortunately, I had to take 650 of that out, because I didn't like the way it went. But this morning I replaced it with about 300 new words. So we shall see how I do by the end of the night. Hope to have it done by the end. 4,000 words in one night when I still have to clean kitchen, grocery shop, put up some more Halloween, organize recycling mess. Hmmmm, maybe I will need this reward more than I thought.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

My first reward

Okay, I am subbing a story this weekend, but it is too short. I needed to make it novella length, and it has been at about 11,000 for the last few months. I put it away cause I just couldn't think of how to make it longer. Well, today I have written over 4,000 words on it. So to celebrate the fact I am now at 15,000 and only need 5,000 more, I am posting my reward for the day.

noooooo, photo uploading is down for the moment. phooey. okay, will download it later.

My Rewards

Wow, I really have been remiss lately in posting in here. I have been busy at the SDJ (silly day job) and life in general, and the blog got pushed to the side. Soooo, real quick.

Sven is sweating again. Getting us ready for NaNo. Michelle Hasker has devised a way to keep herself motivated, so stealing it from her. She gives herself a reward when she does well. I am almost at my reward for the day, so had to post that I was gonna post :D I can't wait.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Talk Like a Pirate Day

Okay, I find this funny. One of my favorite phrases when I am annoyed is "aaarrrgghhh" it is on my yahoo IM status all the time. So, in honor of that, I found these female pirate pick up lines from the guys that originally came up with the idea. I think number 1 is my favorite.

Top Ten Pickup Lines for the Lady Pirates

By popular demand ...

10. What are YOU doing here?

9. Is that a belayin' pin in yer britches, or are ye ... (this one is never completed)

8. Come show me how ye bury yer treasure, lad!

7. So, tell me, why do they call ye, "Cap'n Feathersword?"

6. That's quite a cutlass ye got thar, what ye need is a good scabbard!

5. Aye, I guarantee ye, I've had a twenty percent decrease in me "lice ratio!"

4. I've crushed seventeen men's skulls between me thighs!

3. C'mon, lad, shiver me timbers!


...and the number one Female Pirate Pick-up Line:

1. You. Pants Off. Now!

This site has all kinds of fun stuff and is the original creators of Talk Like A Pirate Day.

and another site with a translator

Saturday, September 08, 2007

Destination Ecstasy

My newest release from Loose -Id is out. Destination Ecstasy is my first foray into the world of the Menage, and I have to say I had way too much fun writing this.

Title: Destination Ecstasy
Author: Tina Bendoni
ISBN: 978-1-59632-541-8
Cover Artist: April Martinez
Price: $3.99
Genre: Erotic Contemporary Paranormal Nontraditional Sexualities
Length: Short Story

Maia is a young woman with some personal issues she needs to work out, so when her friend gives her a two week paid vacation to a private resort in the Caribbean, she takes it eagerly. It's a great chance to do something different and have some fun. But she doesn't expect that fun to come in the shape of Dante and Kale, two of the hottest men on and off this planet.

Publisher's Note: This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable: Ménage (m/m/f).

Sunday, September 02, 2007

Tarot Card Anthology: Synchronicity Vol 1 by Tina Bendoni and Michelle Hasker

Tarot Card Anthology: Synchronicity Vol 1

Michelle Hasker and Tina Bendoni
ISBN: ISBN: 978-1-60313-036-3
Cover Artist: Jinger Heaston
Price: $5.99
Genre: Erotic Paranormal Romance
Length: 8 short stories

One woman. 22 cards of the Major Arcana. Join Abigail Montgomery as she does 22 special one card readings in Philadelphia. Things are not always as they seem. Neither is Abigail, or her readings.
From a woman who needs to learn the magic of love, to another who has to accept her inner beauty. A man who learns to look within himself, and a woman who has to face Death to move beyond. Will these people make the right choices for happiness? Or will they be forever lost to love?

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Awesome Book Out

Mountain Rendezvous
Michelle Hasker

My crit partner, Michelle Hasker FINALLY has the second book in her Rendezvous series out. I have waited over a year for this, and last week it came out. I loved Aidan and Caitlyn in Midnight Rendezvous. Their relationship was HOT.
Now we finally get to see what happens to Caitlyn's sister, Meredith. She deserves a story of her own like no one else does.

Meredith's ex-husband was a serial killer. Was, because she killed him. Or, at least, she thought she did. But now hunky Federal Agent Slade Jackson tells her he's back and killing women who look just like her.

What's a vampire to do?

Probably banging the human agent on the case isn't the best plan. But he's smoking hot, he wants her, she wants him and she just can't seem to stop. They both better hope it doesn't interfere with the case, or she'll be screwed.

And not in the good way.

The Beautiful Red Moon

Well, thanks to one of my fellow authors over at AOER, I learned about the Red Moon last night/early this morning. And of course, me being me I had to go take pics at 5 in the morning.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Sven Says Sweat

And I haven't been doing much of it lately. The last couple weeks I have gotten 25,000 words in, though, and now that my niece is gone, I should get more. But school is also starting up, so that will cut into my writing time. If not the actual days, it will still prevent me from staying up super late (which is when I do my best work) to write. Never fear, I will get it done. Yes, I will. I will I will.

I've Been Tagged

Okay, apparently I have been tagged twice, so I guess I had better do this thing, there's no one left to tag :D

Four jobs I've had or currently have in my life:
1. Author
2. Teacher
3. Community Support Worker
4. McDonalds

Four Countries I've been to:
1. USA
2. Mexico
3. United Kingdom (England and Scotland)
4. Chile

Four Places I'd rather be right now:
1. At Tahiti restaurant
2. Lottery headquarters picking up my 300 million
3. In Bed with hubby
4. Playing with my niece

Four foods I like to eat:
1. Chocolate
2. Chicken
3. Candy
4. GOOD Chinese Food

Four personal heroes, past, present, or future
1. My mom
2. Marion Zimmer Bradley
3. George Clooney (impressive man that lives what he believes)
4. Wonder Woman

Four Books you've read or are currently reading:
1. Mountain Rendezvous by Michelle Hasker
2. Twelve Sharp by Janet Evanovich
3. Sherrilyn Kenyon's latest
4. Angela Knight's latest

Four words or phrases you would like to see used more often:
1. Please
2. Thank you (my niece told me that I use please and thank you too much when I ask her to do things around the house while she is here, I said there is never too much)
3. Live and Let Live
4. I love you

Four reasons for ending a friendship:
1. Betrayal

Four smells that make you feel good about the world:
1. Roses
2. Jasmine
3. Warm Dryer Sheets
4. Lavender

Four Things You'd like to do before you die but never have
1. See the pyramids
2. Visit Greece and Italy
3. Make a positive difference in someone's life
4. Be a NY Times best seller

My Question: Name Four Things You Can't Live Without
1. Chocolate
2. Caffeine
3. Books
4. My computer

I don't have a my question yet, will think about it :D

Saturday, August 18, 2007

My Crit Partner ROCKS!!!!

I have to take time today to give kudos to my crit partner and great friend, Michelle Hasker. We have been writing together/critting each other for a little over two years. In that time we have both been published by multiple publishers, improved our writing, pushed our boundaries, and had loads of fun.

She has four kids and how she gets all her writing done with all her family stuff always amazes me. She also sends out more for subs than I do, and it shows. She has just been offered another three contracts for another three stories with multiple publishers.

I can't say how proud I am of this woman. How proud I am to have her as a crit partner, how much my writing has grown because of her, and how much I value our friendship. I, as a person, have grown because our friendship, too. I love that woman. And she is an awesome author. Please, if you have the chance, go check out her stuff at www.MichelleHasker.com., you won't regret it.

Monday, July 30, 2007

Sven Update

I forgot to update my Sven count yesterday, Paula Dean sidetracked me. I have been very productive this week, but not on anything that is sellable or even readable. A few weeks ago, I started a "story" because I was away, and didn't have much internet contact with Michelle, my crit partner, and managed about a page, and then I sent it to her and told her to add to it, just for some fun. Well as of late last night, we now have over 20,000 words on it, and lol, it is soooo not sellable. At least not as a romance. But we are having fun with it. It has gotten both us our creative juices flowing, and we are both working on other stuff while we wait for the other to send what they have written on our "Break Time" story.

It's a very free flow kind of exercise/story, and it definitely helps. Now we just gotta keep the time sucking it can do down to a minimum :D

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Paula Dean is a Pervert

LOL, I have decided I love this woman. I very rarely watch TV anymore. I would much rather sit at my computer, being mindless while I pretend to write than watch something even more mindless on TV. Two of the channels hubby and I do watch are HGTV and Food Network. I am always looking for something good to cook, or a way to be organized or less cluttered.

I have seen Paula Dean's old show, and though I liked her, she was a bit too formal for me, a bit too southern lady for me. But, good lord!!! This woman really shines with her new show. I have seen it twice, and she is naughtier than I am. Last time they were making candy or something, and she was making innuendoes that had the candy guy blushing. (if you weren't of that set of mind, though they would have been just cute - being an erotic writer, my mind went straight to the gutter, as did the all female audience of 100) And today she is doing a special on butter.
I wasn't watching it, hubby had turned it on and left the room (don't get me started on wasting electricity) and I was in the other room on the laptop. I heard women screaming, go and look, and she has 4 hunky men that could have been on any good erotic novel cover carrying in pounds of butter, muscles straining in tight black Tshirts with the words "Butter Wrangler" on them. Okay, to hell with the butter, I started drooling.
Now she is trying different kinds of butter in a "blind" taste test, and one of the wranglers is buttering her muffins for her. Not only is she making innuendo galore, but when he hands her the small muffin with butter on it, she wraps her hands around his hand, and pulls it to her, and THEN the woman just kissed/nipped/licked her way up the man's forearm.
I love this woman. I wanna be her when I grow up.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Awesome Story

Okay, I will preface this with stating that I know I am biased, but I can't help it.

My crit partner recently had a story released with Loose-Id, The Bodyguard. It is an incredible story, hot and fast paced. My favorite part about it is Nicolas' driving need to help Elena heal from an incredible ordeal, and what he will do for her. I am not a huge fan of uber alphas, but I love Nic. I do.

Of course, his brother Nash is pretty damn hot, too. He gets his own story soon. Just not soon enough for me.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Nothing Done

Well, Sunday is weekly check in for SWEAT. This week was not a good week for me in writing. I ended up going home last Sunday to visit my mom for a few days, didn't get back home til Thursday evening. I took my laptop, as I knew my mom was working, and figured I would get tons done while I was there. Boy was I wrong. I think I wrote maybe 250 words.
My niece's paternal grandmother died, and she spent a lot of time with me and her other grandmother (my mom). But that was only partly it. I also got little to nothing done on the airplane either way. I ended up sleeping, which I almost never do.
I did edit two of three short stories that my editor wants, and one more that I am subbing to someone else by the end of this week, although most of that has been done since I got home. But at least I am moving forward. THAT is the important part. Right? And now back to work.

Total Count for Sweat: 13,117

Monday, July 16, 2007

Another Day of Sweat

Well, not sure how well I will get anything done this week. Came home to visit mom in Boston for a few days, and she doesn't do the internet thing. Hoping I can get some work done, though. It would be nice. Count is same as it was Friday. 12444. (or close to it)

Saturday, July 14, 2007

What Kind of Nerd Are You?

This took a heck of a lot longer than I expected, but I had to post it once I was done.
Got nothing done on my sweat today. Was packing, as I have to leave early tomorrow morning for a surprise trip home to see my mom. Surprise to me, it just came about yesterday. Sooo, since she doesn't have internet, I won't be online, but maybe I will get some writing done. So, see you next week!!!!!

The first time I posted it, it didn't keep the ratings/bar graph in it, lets see if it does this time.

What Be Your Nerd Type?
Your Result: Literature Nerd

Does sitting by a nice cozy fire, with a cup of hot tea/chocolate, and a book you can read for hours even when your eyes grow red and dry and you look sort of scary sitting there with your insomniac appearance? Then you fit this category perfectly! You love the power of the written word and it's eloquence; and you may like to read/write poetry or novels. You contribute to the smart people of today's society, however you can probably be overly-critical of works.

It's okay. I understand.

Drama Nerd
Science/Math Nerd
Gamer/Computer Nerd
Social Nerd
Artistic Nerd
Anime Nerd
What Be Your Nerd Type?
Quizzes for MySpace

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Today's Sweat

It started out really well, and then I lost it somewhere in the middle. Clipping along fairly well now, though, but not impressed with my total count. I have just learned that I am going to be going to Boston for a few days, and I will not have internet access that entire time, unless I can find a free hotspot. Soo, hopefully that means I wll at least get some writing done and not so much messing around done :)
Total for sweat 12, 244

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Sweating to the Words

Okay, I joined the 70 days of writing, and Sunday I did really well, Did almost 7,000 words in one day. Monday not so hot. Tuesday, nope, not then either :D.
Today working hard on it. So far, though, I have about 9,000 words for three days. That is good. very good. None of it on what I was supposed to be working on though. I got sidetracked with a menage. (okay that didn't sound quite right, did it?) hehehe

I HAVE been working, though. So, gonna keep working today. By the end of the night/early tomorrow, I will post my new word count.

Monday, July 09, 2007

Romances are the Bane of Our Existence

I had an interesting blog conversation with someone today. He was saying he thinks that Romances are the bane of human existence. He blames them for unrealistic expectations that women have in regards to relationships and love.

And I agree with that TO A POINT

He said that romance fans were unable to distinguish reality versus fiction.

Now I take affront at that. He seems to think that romance readers are the only ones that are like that, and ALL romance readers are like this.

Even when I pointed out that other genres also create people unable to separate reality from fiction, he continued to point out "there is a princess deep down in every woman waiting to be rescued."

You know, I got pissed. Really really pissed. I am not waiting to be rescued, and I haven't wanted to be rescued since I was 17. I learned that the only one that can rescue you is you. That the only one that can save you, make you who you want to be, make you happy is YOU. With or without a man.

And I try to write my heroines like that, too. A friend assured me when I asked that no, none of my heroines needed to be rescued. They are all successful, self-confident women. Even those that want a man, don't want them to rescue them, they want someone to hold and that will hold them. They want a partnership, not someone that will make them more or better just because they have a man.

I use the term completion sometimes when I explain the connection between a hero and a heroine, and perhaps that isn't the best term to be used, but I feel complete with my husband. I feel that he helps me, rounds out the parts of me that need it. but I do that same for him. There was no rescuing, unless we did it for each other. Okay, yeah, I just said he rounds me out, I guess you can say makes me more. But the thing is, I am still a wonderful, powerful, dynamic woman on my own. I don't NEED him to make things better. Yes, he CAN make things better, but if he weren't there, I would still survive. And I would still be a complete person.

The love or attention of a man will not make you more who you are, you need to establish that by yourself first.
The love a a partner (man or woman) will make you more, yes. In the sense that the two of you together will make something else, but you are still individuals on your own.

Sunday, July 08, 2007

Seventy Days of Sweat

Sven Says Sweat

Well, one of the members of Authors of Erotic Romance sent us the link and information for Seventy Days of Sweat, and being the procrastinator I am, I had to sign up.

The idea behind it is that for the next 70 days I have to write. A lot. We are supposed to write 60-100,000 words in the next 70 days. I am planning get my second novel in the Argus series done. The novel I expected to have done 6 months ago. If I don't write on that novel, I need to at least write on something every day. Summer is supposed to be my time to write, and I haven't made use of it very well except in the last week. Thanks to Alison Kent and the rest of the ladies involved with 70 days, I now have no excuse.

Check back to see my progress. :)

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Hello All!

Welcome to my newly active blog. (I hope). I figured I have the blog, I might as well use it for what it is intended for, right?

I am done with all but final edits for Destination Ecstasy, and completely done with edits for Synchronicity, Volume 1. No release date for Ecstasy yet, but Synchronicity is still due out in September of this year at Whiskey Creek Press Torrid.

I got an awesome review for Argus: In Dreams from Niniri at Joyfully Reviewed.
Argus: In Dreams
is an action packed thriller that I couldn't put down. The story flows smoothly and had my attention from the first page. Diana and Gabe are a great pair with the right mojo for love at first sight.

I have to say those three lines made my day, if not my entire month :)

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Thirteen Things about Our Bathroom Remodel

1. The previous owners of the house HID the leak instead of fixing it.

2. The previous owners of the house are idiots

3. The damage to the floor was worse than we hoped

4. The damage to the floor was better than we feared.

5. Backerboard is a tad bit thinner than sheetrock, and the bump WILL show through the tub enclosure

6. If you take a tub out of the tub enclosure there is no guarantee that it will fit back. Trust me on this one.

7. When cutting support boards, you need someway to hold them to the back of the backerboard.

8. There is a reason that the shower assembly instructions say that the holes need to be at least 6 inches apart.

9. Always budget 2x more money than you think you will need.

10. Count on at least one of your tools breaking, and another one not doing what it is supposed to do.

11. Measure 3 times, not just twice.

12. However long you think something will take, double it.

13. That shower is going to feel wonderful after all this work.

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Thursday, March 15, 2007

My First

Since I have been putting off joining T13 for months,
for my first Thursday 13 I thought I
would list all the things I was supposed to do
yesterday(or the day before) and put off, so now
have to do today (and hopefully not tomorrow).

1. Join Thursday Thirteen
2. Sign up to blog one day for LRM
3. Empty Dishwasher
4. Clean Bathroom
5. Start Edits on Rapture Resort
6. Change Sheets
7. Price Bathroom Fixtures
8. Pick Clothes for Interview for today
9. Exercise
10. Add Weather Bug to hubby's puter
11. Add links to my webpage
12. Update Blogger Template
13. Give Cat a bath and haircut ;)

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Wednesday, February 14, 2007

I had to write my monthly blog for Torrid Temptations yesterday, and I liked it so much, I thought I would share it here, too.

Crumbs in Bed

I was reading a book a while ago that talked about what these women would and would not throw a man out of bed for eating. Actually, I have seen a couple books like that in the last couple years. And it got me thinking. How hot does my hottie have to be to be forgiven cookie or cracker crumbs in bed? And still be allowed back?

Case in point: Have you ever had that moment when you are trying to go to sleep, and realize that your significant other ate cookies or crackers in bed (and perhaps you did, too), but that there are now crumbs in bed?

Can you sleep on crumbs? I can’t. My husband thinks I am psychotic. My sheets have to be precisely neat, and I can’t have any crumbs in my bed. (we wont mention the condition of the rest of the bedroom) Last night after eating crackers and provolone cheese (really one of the best cheeses in the world) I tried to go to sleep. Nope, wasn’t gonna happen. Why? Cause there were crumbs in bed. And I had to sweep them off.

Not just once or twice. But three times. The last time stripping the bed almost completely to get the crumbs out.

Meanwhile my husband is laughing his ass off on his side of the bed. And we aren’t talking big crumbs, we are talking crumbs so small that when I grabbed a couple, I couldn’t see them, I could only feel them on my fingertips.

So, how hot does my hottie have to be to be forgiven cracker crumbs? Well, my husband is a given. BUT I have to say that I wouldn’t throw Braden (from Christmas Candy) out. And probably not Lucas from Through the Veil. And probably not even Michelle Hasker’s Jack, from Morgan’s Magick. And DEFINTELY not Kade from Dark God of Beltane, which doesn't even come out for three more months.

So while I was contemplating this, I came up with another question. Are my hotties all hot enough to NOT be thrown out of bed for crumbs? I decided yes. If ever I have a hottie that is not good enough to be forgiven crumbs in bed, then he isn’t a hottie I want to write about. So, all my hotties will be hot enough to be forgiven.

But that doesn’t mean they don’t have to help me sweep out the crumbs before we go to bed.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Awesome Review for Celtic Love Knots

Michelle Hasker and I got an awesome review today for Celtic Love Knots Volume 1 from Fallen Angels Reviews. Michelle and I each have a short story in this volume, and in volume 2. We were so excited to see this today. It will be available at Whiskey Creek Press Torrid starting February 1.

Not only did we get 5 Angels, which is their highest rating, but it was a RECOMMENDED READ. I can't even begin to explain how this makes me feel. It is incredible. Thank you, again, Tammy. So glad you enjoyed it!!

Celtic Love Knots Volume 1: Morgan’s Magick & Through The Veil

Celtic Love Knots Volume 1 is a delicious treat containing two erotic stories that complement each other perfectly. I have to say that this book is a marvelous beginning to what I hope is a very long series and one I don’t want to miss.

Morgan’s Magick by Michelle Hasker

Morgan Engles owns her own store named Morgan’s Magickal Shoppe where she caters to her Wiccian heritage and sells specialty items such as potions and wands. When Jack Quinn comes into her shop to show her the new batch of wands he’s made for her to sell, Morgan can’t help but feel the sexual pull between them and knows she won’t be able to fight off her attraction to him much longer. When Jack starts flirting with her, she decides to give in to the temptation he so boldly offers.

Morgan’s Magick by Michelle Hasker is a tantalizing story that will have you begging for more. The characters are well detailed and enjoyable; the plot is appealing and extremely sensual. I loved the passion and electricity that flowed between Morgan and Jack and thought the author did a fantastic job of grabbing the reader’s attention from the first page and holding it until the last.

Through The Veil by Tina Bendoni

Alyson has the perfect man; the one she has always dreamed of, the only problem is that he is only in her dreams. Alyson had come to love Lucas and their nights together and knew she would never want anyone but him. She just needed a way to convince her friend Bree that her dream man was enough, but Bree has other ideas. She decides to use a spell to bring Alyson the perfect man, a real man, for one night only while the veil between worlds is thin. If the spell works, how will Alyson feel about her dream man after being with a flesh and blood man?

Through The Veil by Tina Bendoni is a tempting tale that will leave you wishing for a dream man of your own. I thought the premise of this plot was very exciting and the characters well developed for such a short story. The sex in this story was hot enough to burn and left me eager to read the second volume of the Celtic Love Knots series!

Reviewed by: Tammy
See entire review HERE