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EDUCATING ETHAN Book Tour W!nners

EDUCATING ETHAN Book Tour W!nners

I lost my website/blog for a few hours yesterday when I tried to change the theme, but managed to get most of it back, minus my last post. So here it is again:

VBT_CoverBanner_EducatingEthanA huge thank you to everyone who participated over the past three weeks in the Educating Ethan Book Tour – commenters, blog hosts and the blog organizer, Goddess Fish. I had a wonderful time chatting to fellow book lovers along the way, and I met some wonderful people!

The host with the most comments (excluding mine and the host’s) was Reading Romances. Congratulations – you’ve won a $20 Amazon or B&N Gift Card!

The winning commenter (chosen using random.org) who also receives a $20 Amazon or B&N Gift Card is… Catherine L., who left a number of comments on the tour, but her winning comment was posted at Readers Roundtable by Candlelight on March 13th.

Congratulations, Catherine! I will be in contact via email as soon as I can.

Educating Ethan, for those who couldn’t join the tour, is an older woman/younger man romance, but I like to think there’s a bit of a twist on that classic concept. This story becomes less about an older woman educating a younger man in the ways of love, and is more about two people with emotional baggage learning to put the past behind them through the positive power of love. Here’s the book blurb:

Ida Deloraine intends to build herself a new life and a new catering career after a painful divorce. When the much younger Ethan Holt moves in across the street, an innocent flirtation quickly becomes serious when the two realize their age difference is no barrier to all-consuming passion. But Ethan is the exact opposite of what Ida is looking for in a sexual partner. In her eyes he is young and vibrant, with his life and his dreams still ahead of him, whereas hers are all in the past. Can Ethan, who is fighting his own demons in the form of a car accident, failed marriage, and forced career change, convince Ida to overcome the past and live for the moment? And just who is educating who in this cougar encounter?

“If you love May/December romances, this one will knock your socks off.” ~ Book Junkie, 5 flower review

“Erotic stories for the thinking woman” ~ Amazon, 5 star review

Read Educating Ethan now at Breathless Press, Amazon or All Romance ebooks.

EDUCATING ETHAN book tour: final week

EDUCATING ETHAN book tour: final week

VBT_CoverBanner_EducatingEthanThe virtual book tour for EDUCATING ETHAN is in its third and final week with all stops offering the chance for a reader to win a $20 Amazon or Barnes & Noble Gift Card (plus one for the host with the most comments). We’ve been having a wonderful time on this tour with some great discussions, so if you want to join the fun, here are this week’s tour stops:

March 26: Words of Wisdom from The Scarf Princess “The appeal of an older woman/younger man romance”

March 27: It’s Raining Books “10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Jennifer Lynne”

March 28: Book Junkie author interview

March 29: The Muse “What are the emotional challenges for the main characters in EDUCATING ETHAN?”

March 30: Queen of the Night Reviews author interview

The winner of the $20 Amazon or Barnes & Noble Gift Card will be drawn at the end of the tour on March 31st.I encourage everyone to drop by and comment, as often as you like. Every commenter will enter the draw for those two Amazon or Barnes & Noble Gift Cards – and we can never have enough ebooks on our readers, right? Hope to catch up with you on the tour!

Once again, thank you to all my wonderful hosts, as well as to Goddess Fish Promotions for organising the tour.

Book tour: EDUCATING ETHAN Week 2

Book tour: EDUCATING ETHAN Week 2

VBT_CoverBanner_EducatingEthanThe virtual book tour for EDUCATING ETHAN continues this week with a number of stops all offering the chance for a reader to win a $20 Amazon or Barnes & Noble Gift Card (plus one for the host with the most comments). I would love to see you drop by and visit – and if you leave a comment at any point on the tour you’ll be entered in the draw for a gift card:

March 19: Novel Reflections – author interview

March 20: Reviews by Molly – review only

March 21: Magically Seductive Romance – “Love Doesn’t Care About Age”

March 22: Lisa Haselton’s Reviews and Interviews – author interview

March 23: Reader Girls – “Are cougars merely the punch line in a bad joke?”

Once again, thank you to all my hosts, as well as to Goddess Fish Promotions for organising the tour.

I’ll post details of the stops for the final week of the EDUCATING ETHAN book tour next Monday. The winner of the $20 Amazon or Barnes & Noble Gift Card will be drawn at the end of the tour on March 31st.I encourage everyone to drop by and comment, as often as you like. Every commenter will enter the draw for those two Amazon or Barnes & Noble Gift Cards – and we can never have enough ebooks on our readers, right? Hope to catch up with you on the tour!

Book tours: EDUCATING ETHAN and PLATINUM PASSION

Book tours: EDUCATING ETHAN and PLATINUM PASSION

Yep, you read it correctly! I’m very excited to announce that I have two virtual book tours up and running this week. I’m giving away a $20 Amazon or Barnes & Noble Gift Card at each tour, so there’s double the chance to win if you drop by to say hi at any of the tour stops. And we can never have enough ebooks for our readers, right?

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Educating Ethan – Blog and Interview Tour (Week One)

March 12: Everyday Is An Adventure – interview
March 13: The Reader’s Roundtable – By Candlelight – interview
March 14: Romancing Rakes For The Love of Romance – “Top 5 reasons to date a younger man”
March 15: Forever Book Lover – “Blending families in second time around relationships”
March 16: Reading Romances – “Is it time to shoot the cougar?”

I’ll post my stops for Week Two of this three week tour next Monday.

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Platinum Passion – Review Tour (one week only)

March 12: Reading Romances
March 13: For The Love of Reading
March 14: Love To Read For Fun
March 14: STOP #2 As the Pages Turn
March 15: Words of Wisdom from The Scarf Princess
March 16: Erotica For All

Thank you to all of my generous hosts, and also to Goddess Fish Promotions for organising the tours. I encourage everyone to drop by and comment, as often as you like. Every commenter will enter the draw for those two Amazon or Barnes & Noble Gift Cards. Hope to catch up with you on the tour!

Six Sentence Sunday #7

Six Sentence Sunday #7

This week’s six sentence snippet is from my new release, Educating Ethan, an older woman/younger man romance out now from Breathless Press, Amazon and All Romance ebooks:

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Her fork slipped in, then out of her enticing mouth, and he immediately imagined her wrapping those lips around him. He could almost feel the heat and moistness of it around his cock, and he shifted uncomfortably in the chair. What the hell was it about this woman that affected him so intensely? Her petite frame was almost dwarfed by the leather recliner she’d curled up in, and this close, he could clearly see the maturity in her features and the wrinkle lines around her eyes and mouth. But his body sang with need, and it took all his effort not to leap across the few feet separating them and tear off that silky top so he could nuzzle at her breasts before coming back up to capture those luscious lips with his own.

“Incredible food,” he said belatedly, and she slanted a quizzical look at him, no doubt because his voice had come out husky.

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Author interview: Long and Short Romance Reviews

Author interview: Long and Short Romance Reviews

Interviewed by LASR Erotic RomanceI’m being interviewed today at Long and Short Romance, where I’m talking about my new release, Educating Ethan, plus the many ups and downs of writing life.

As well as revealing the weirdest thing I’ve ever done in the name of research (a sex shop was involved), or the most embarrassing thing my mother ever did to me (the words “bowl” and “haircut” come to mind), there’s a chance for you to enter the LASR monthly contest.

Three $10 Gift Cards to Amazon or BN are up for grabs and anyone who leaves a comment on my LASR interview will be entered in the draw.

Educating Ethan, an older woman/younger man romance, is available now from Breathless Press, Amazon and All Romance ebooks.

Here’s the book blurb:

Educating Ethan CoverIda Deloraine intends to build herself a new life and a new catering career, after a painful divorce. When the much younger Ethan Holt moves in across the street, an innocent flirtation quickly becomes serious when the two realise their age difference is no barrier to all-consuming passion. But Ethan is the exact opposite of what Ida is looking for in a sexual partner. In her eyes he is young and vibrant, with his life and his dreams still ahead of him, whereas hers are all in the past. Can Ethan, who is fighting his own demons in the form of a car accident, failed marriage and forced career change, convince Ida to overcome the past and live for the moment? And just who is educating who in this cougar encounter?

EDUCATING ETHAN releases today

EDUCATING ETHAN releases today

Educating Ethan CoverIt’s here at last – the release of my latest romance novella, Educating Ethan, from Breathless Press. Yay! In honor of this older woman/younger man love story, I want to do something a little different. Instead of offering a free book or an Amazon gift card, I’d like to celebrate the release by rewarding one of my newsletter subscribers with something that I think is incredibly romantic – a gorgeous Swarovski purple crystal heart and sterling silver necklace.

I’ll be drawing the winner of the crystal charm necklace on Mon Feb 27th, 2012. So, if you haven’t yet subscribed to my quarterly email newsletter, there’s still time. Please feel free to join by entering your email address in the “subscribe” box in the right hand column of my website.

Educating Ethan book blurb:

Ida Deloraine intends to build herself a new life and a catering career, after a painful divorce. When the much younger Ethan Holt moves in across the street, an innocent flirtation quickly becomes serious when the two realise their age difference is no barrier to all-consuming passion. But Ethan is the exact opposite of what Ida is looking for in a sexual partner. In her eyes he is young and vibrant, with his life and his dreams still ahead of him, whereas hers are all in the past. Can Ethan, who is fighting his own demons in the form of a car accident, failed marriage and forced career change, convince Ida to overcome the past and live for the moment? And just who is educating who in this cougar encounter?

Educating Ethan excerpt:

Possibility, she thought. He represents the possibility of excitement. Of passion. The transient headiness of lust about to be fulfilled. All the things that most women wanted and rarely got. All the things that she wanted and had never truly had before.

“Ethan, do you mind if I ask how old you are?” She strove for dispassionate interest, took a careful sip of her wine, then sat where he indicated— on a bench seat in a little breakfast nook. But her glass clattered hard on the windowsill when she put it down.

“No, I don’t mind,” he answered. “I’m twenty-five. And you’re…what? Thirtyish?”

“Thirty-six.”

“Wow, you don’t look that old.”

“Oh—kay.”

Her tone was flat, and he flushed in response. “Shit! Sorry, that didn’t come out right. I meant—”

“It’s okay, Ethan. I think maybe I should—”

“Don’t go! Hell!” He reached out to stop her as she began to rise, and then exhaled noisily. “I’m an idiot, Ida. I didn’t mean it that way. I meant it…as a compliment, believe it or not. You look a lot younger than thirty-six. That’s what I meant.”

She saw genuine dismay in the depths of his eyes, and something in her relaxed.

“It’s okay,” she said again, but this time she meant it. “Thanks.”

He sat heavily beside her and leaned close. That warm male scent enveloped her, elusive and yet tangible enough to send her heart rate into overdrive. But he was still frowning. She reached out to trace his jawline, and a hint of stubble rasped against her fingertip. A firm jaw; stubborn-looking. Manly.

“Relax, Ethan,” she said. “I won’t bite. Unless you want me to, that is.” Oh my God, did I actually say that out loud?

His intake of breath was sharp, and the brown eyes darkened almost black. “That sounds like an intriguing proposition.”

His gaze dropped to her neck where, no doubt, he could see how fast her pulse was racing. She tried to slow her breathing, but when he reached up to trace along her collarbone with spread fingers, her breath caught. She could feel the faint tremble in his touch as he moved over the pulsing point in her neck to the rounded line of her camisole top.

“So.” He stared into her eyes as one finger hooked onto the edge of the material.”I just need to say the word, and you would bite me? Anywhere?” One brow lifted slightly at her breathless nod. “And if I were to bite you, Miss Ida, where would you want it? Just out of curiosity, you know.” His fingers danced along the line of her top in a caress that felt incredibly intimate, avoiding her now jutting nipples but all the more enticing because of its elusive restraint. “Educate me.”

How had she doubted that this chemistry was one-sided? She’d seen the evidence of his interest yesterday in her kitchen, and she could sense it again now, without looking down this time, as she took in the heat of his gaze and the taut strength of the body leaning in toward her. She could almost smell the musky scent of arousal, though she was unsure whether that was coming from him or her. Maybe it was a combination of both. Her body responded to his closeness with a trembling anticipation, and she felt over-sensitized, like a guitar string  pulled too tight. If he were to strum his thumb across her skin one more time, she might just come apart beneath his hands.

Educate him? Somehow, in the space of a few seconds, he had turned things around so that he was the one in control. How had that happened?

Educating Ethan is available now from Breathless Press (I love being able to say “available now”!).

Six Sentence Sunday #6

Six Sentence Sunday #6

Today’s six sentences are from Educating Ethan. This older woman/younger man sensual romance will be out next Friday (yay!) and is available for pre-order now from Breathless Press:

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He probably had a girlfriend tucked away somewhere. A gorgeous, young twenty-something girlfriend with blonde hair, heavy eye make-up, and really big breasts, who would go out clubbing with him like most of the young people these days and would no doubt satisfy his every sexual need whenever he wanted it.

Whereas she was nothing but a nosy neighbor, almost old enough to be his mother, whose idea of a fun Saturday night was to experiment with new canapé recipes, then drink a nice glass of red while reading the latest Charlaine Harris.

It was time she stopped spying on the poor kid and got back to reality.

No Jacuzzi, then.

But maybe she could bring him a nice cold drink at some point.

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Hope you enjoyed that little snippet from Educating Ethan! For more Six Sentence Sunday entries this week from participating authors, please click HERE.