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Interview with debut romance author @DoraBramden

Interview with debut romance author @DoraBramden

A Dance With The Laird CoverToday I’m delighted to catch up with Dora Bramden to discuss her brand-new indie release, A Dance with the Laird. This sexy contemporary romance – featuring a hot Scottish laird, no less! – won the prestigious Romance Writers of Australia Emerald Award in 2013, and it’s out now at Amazon.

Welcome Dora! Can you share a little about your journey to publication? When did you decide you wanted to be a writer?

I bought a computer when I was home with babies and began writing a romance novel. It wasn’t until they were finishing school that I went back to study a professional writing course. I then joined Romance Writers of Australia (RWA) and Melbourne Romance Writers Guild (MRWG) and kept working on my craft. I actually finished a book and began another one. I remember how great it felt to be able to say I’ve written a book.

Tell us about the Romance Writers of Australia Emerald competition and what it meant to win this prestigious award.

A Dance with the Laird was the second book I finished. I put it into the Emerald award without expectation and was thrilled beyond belief when it won. It gave me a huge confidence boost and took me from thinking of myself as a romance writer hobbyist to viewing myself as an author.

Why did you decide to go indie/self-publish A Dance with the Laird?

I’d tried to find a home for it with the bigger, short, sexy, publishers, but it didn’t quite fit anywhere. Then I became really ill and nearly died. I had a change of heart about it all. I decided to back myself and put the novel, so close to my heart, out there for others to enjoy. Why wait when life can be short?

Tell us more about your new release.

A Dance with the Laird began as a germ of an idea sparked while travelling in the UK. I got lost while driving to Jane Austen’s house and a kind man in a village pub led me back to the freeway. Being a writer I started to think about wouldn’t it have been wonderful if…

Although I wrote Natalie and Angus’s story before I became ill, I have since been on a similar journey to finding love. Natalie is overcoming a major trauma in her life, and Angus is questioning who he is and what he can expect from life. In coming together they challenge each other to reach for what they truly want and in doing so become true to who they really are.

What’s next on the writing horizon for you?

The next book in the Baxter sister series will be my next release. Natalie’s ballerina sister, Katrina Baxter, has been secretly married to an Italian racing car driver. The title of the book is The Rinaldo Heir so that gives you a clue. 🙂

How do you balance writing with other aspects of your life?

I like to write during ‘9 to 5’ office hours on the days I’m at home. That way I can enjoy being with my partner after work. But if he falls asleep on the couch watching TV, I’ll sneak off to the office and put down a few more words.

What’s your favorite time management tip?

I’m not great at time management. Give me a deadline, and I’m able to push everything aside and get it done. I have to plan to write and decide how much before I begin. When I want to push my chair back and go eat a snack because I’m stuck, I check the word count so far and make myself stay until I reach it.

What do you like best about being a writer? What do you like the least?

I love the time spent in my created world with people I’ve made up. I love hanging out with other authors and talking about writing. I really find proofreading the hardest thing. The desire to be creative makes me wants to change everything and rewrite, but at this point I’m not making it better, just different so I have to resist.

If you had one piece of advice for aspiring authors, what would it be?

Professional development is the key to writing. We are all so creative and have brilliant ideas, but getting them out of your head and onto paper requires writing craft skills.

Blurb for A Dance with the Laird

Forbidden passion begins in a dance with the Laird. Australian event organizer, Natalie Baxter, is on assignment in the UK. She’s striving to build a new life after losing her husband and unborn child in a horrific car accident. Unable to conceive again she’s organizing fundraising events to help the world’s most vulnerable children. This is to be her future life’s work but her philanthropist client, Lord Angus McLaren, stirs her heart once more in a dance which undermines her new life plan.

Angus needs to keep his heart on ice. His last attempt at making a life with his brother’s widow ended in divorce. This time around he’ll marry for practical reasons and produce a blue blood heir for his family estate. The work of his Foundation for orphans in the third world must be secured for the future, but Natalie, the only woman he can think about spending his life with can’t give him a child of his own. Can he put aside a succession that goes back five hundred years, find a way to secure the future of his foundation, and have his heart’s desire?

Excerpt

The hotel room key card trembled in Natalie’s fingers as she tried unsuccessfully to place it in the slot. Angus stood close behind her. The heat of his body enveloped her. His desire for her pressed against her. His breath warmed her neck and shoulder sending shivers of anticipation down her back. Knowing the passion that would be unleashed once inside her room did nothing to calm her. She tried to insert the key card one more time but it slithered in her fingers and missed the slot again. Angus took the card and in one swift movement pushed it into the slot and retracted it. The green light lit and the buzzer sounded for them to enter.

As the door closed behind them, Angus dipped his head and captured her waiting mouth. Natalie’s pashmina slipped to the floor. Heaven descended and she pressed her body against his.

Now she could let every bit of pent-up need have its way. She wanted to become one with Angus. Hungrily he kissed her, plunging his tongue into her mouth and making her shiver all over with thrills of icy heat. She stood on her tip toes so they touched hip to hip. His hands gripped her bottom and pulled her in close. The bulge in his jeans pressed firmly against her.

Natalie’s fingers speared through his hair. No longer shaking, they explored new ground. She wanted him. She wanted him this one night. No one knew what tomorrow might bring. The last year had taught her that life could change in one devastating second. The ache in her heart had grown quiet. This one night she would fall heart and soul into Angus. She was alive: not cold and buried with the dead.

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Heart’s Destiny Book Tour & Giveaway #erotic #romance

Heart’s Destiny Book Tour & Giveaway #erotic #romance

tour bannerHi everyone, I’m delighted to announce the start of an online book tour for my new erotic release, HEART’S DESTINY, hosted by Twin Tours Promotions.

Those who visit and comment during the tour will be entered in a giveaway draw. The more you comment on the tour, the more chances you have to win! There’s more about the giveaway prizes below, but first, where can you enter the draw? At any or all of these tour stops:

Thursday Dec 4

Friday Dec 5

Saturday Dec 6

Sunday Dec 7

Tuesday Dec 9

Wednesday Dec 10

Giveaway!

GOL_VOL1_JL_-FrontaWine Charm Set_Gods of LoveEnter the HEART’S DESTINY tour giveaway by visiting any/all stops on the Book Tour, and leaving a comment. At the end of the Tour I’ll randomly draw a winner from all commenters, who will receive a signed print copy of GODS OF LOVE (VOLUME 1), and a set of wine glass charms based on the GODS OF LOVE series book covers. These charms are perfect for holiday season parties, to hang on your wine glass stem and keep track of who belongs to which glass!

Don’t forget, HEART’S DESTINY, the featured book on the tour, is available for two weeks at the special price of just 99 cents (US).

Buy a copy at your favorite eBook retailer:

Amazon US  /  Amazon UK  /  Amazon AU

All Romance eBooks

Barnes & Noble

Apple iTunes

Seductive #excerpts – Day 7 @JenniLynnAuthor HEARTS DESTINY #CoverReveal

Seductive #excerpts – Day 7 @JenniLynnAuthor HEARTS DESTINY #CoverReveal

Heart's Destiny - Outback 200I’m going to finish this series of excerpts from SEDUCTION – ONE FORTUNE AT A TIME with an Adults-only scene from my erotic romance novella in the multi-author boxed set collection.

HEART’S DESTINY now has its very own cover and I’m delighted to include it here today to share a glimpse into my story in which two damaged souls with no time for love find themselves thrust together toward a seductive destiny that could make—or break—both their hearts.

Excerpt:

The measured pace was going to drive her insane. She tried to force herself down onto his erection but he was firmly in command of them both. Control. She wanted to lose it. He was intent on retaining it. Inch by inch he lowered her, so deliberate and unhurried that her vaginal walls began to clench involuntarily. It had been too quick last time to fully take in what it felt like to have Ky fill her channel with his flesh. This time he was making sure they had all the time in the world.

She was burning hot, and shivering, at the same time. His eyes were narrowed in concentration and his lips were parted, and when he bit his bottom lip and groaned, a tiny whimper escaped her throat. “It feels so good to have you inside me,” she whispered, and he nodded.

“It’s like this is meant to be. I’ve never felt anything like this before.” He thrust his hips, just a little, as if staking his claim on her body. “So right.” Her eyes closed briefly as her womb responded to the invasion.

“Me either. It’s like coming home. To this place. To this moment. To you, deep inside me.” Her hands were all over him as she spoke, his skin soft and warm beneath her fingertips, the steel-hard muscle underneath adding an element of hardness to the experience. She couldn’t get enough. His nipples had firmed into round pebbles and she leaned forward to flick at one with the tip of her tongue.

He groaned and the sound galvanised her into movement. She began to circle her hips, gently at first and then riding harder and faster. There was a flash of pain where his fingers dug in, pinching the flesh of her hips as he steadied her in the lift and release. Then he was moving too, meeting her thrust for thrust. His features were pulled tight in a rictus of concentration and flickering orange light from the fire danced in writhing unison with their bodies.

Seduction Flat CoverSEDUCTION – ONE FORTUNE AT A TIME is only available at the special price of 99 cents for a short time longer. If you’d like to read more from my novella, HEART’S DESTINY, plus six  seductive novellas from the talented romance authors I’ve been showcasing over the past couple of weeks, then please grab your copy  from:

Amazon US  /  Amazon UK  /  Amazon AUS

Barnes & Noble (Nook)

Apple iTunes (for iPad, iPhone)

Kobo

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Seven sexy novellas for 99 cents – limited time offer #NewRelease

Seven sexy novellas for 99 cents – limited time offer #NewRelease

Seduction cover jpgIt has been a while since I’ve been able to share the joy of a multi-author anthology collection. Back in 2009 I shared my first ever romance release with three other authors in the Secrets (Volume 28) anthology from Red Sage Publishing.

Today, for my tenth book release, I get to share the moment again, only this time there are seven of us who have worked hard to bring together a collection of never-before-published novellas ranging from sensual to erotic.

Seduction – One Fortune at a Time is available from today at the special price of 99 cents for a limited time only. Yes, seven novellas for under a dollar! So, if you enjoy sexy romance stories (M/F) with a bit of happy-ever-after, please head on over to grab your copy today.

Seduction is available at these eBook retailers:

Amazon US  /  Amazon UK  /  Amazon AUS

Barnes & Noble (Nook)

Apple iTunes (for iPad, iPhone)

Kobo

Here’s the blurb:

Seven steamy novellas from seven acclaimed romance authors, guaranteed to bring good fortune (or at least a hot read) to any romance fan. There’s a seduction for everyone in this collection of never-before published stories that range from sensual to erotic—all for one seductive price!

Temptation Returns by Lisa Carlisle – Antonio returns from the Marine Corps and runs into the woman he never forgot at a rock club. Lina can’t believe Antonio is back in town, right before her wedding. Can she resist temptation in the form of a dark-haired Italian Marine?

Love Charm for Fiona by Carly Carson – When Fiona receives a fortune teller’s love charm, she casts the spell to bring her dead fiancé back to life. But a love charm has its own magic, and what she gets is a surprise in the form of a SEAL on “shore leave.”

Fear Of Flying by Leigh Court – Book publicist Jessie Jordan is deathly afraid of flying, which prompts travel writer Regan Quade to come up with a highly imaginative (and intimate!) way to calm her anxiety. Thrown together on a two-week book tour, the result just might be a bestseller!

Hearts on Fire by Roz Lee – They’ve been burned before, but desire will rekindle the flames of love in this sensual and heart wrenching story of redemption and second chances.

Heart’s Destiny by Jennifer Lynne – Eve Perroni’s quest to find her past leaves no time for love, until a chance prediction leads to the seductive Ky Ransom and a destiny that could make—or break—both their hearts.

Moonlit Seduction by Anne Kane – Winston is a mutt with a mission – to convince Natalie that her fortune lies in surrendering to the seductive Jacob McKinley.

Hidden Fortune by Laura Sheehan – Ava has always played it safe, but after a midnight run-in with a handsome stranger, she discovers that perhaps fortune favors the bold. Can she find the courage to seek the ultimate treasure?

Be seduced for only 99 cents with Seduction – One Fortune at a Time!

Be seduced for only 99 cents with Seduction – One Fortune at a Time!

Seduction cover jpgSeven seductive stories by seven acclaimed romance authors – all for only 99 cents? Yes! I’m delighted to announce that my erotic romance novella, Heart’s Destiny, will be out 2nd September in the multi-author anthology collection, Seduction – One Fortune at a Time. This boxed set of seven romance novellas, all centered around a seductive fortune, is available for pre-order at Amazon. Click here to order your eBook copy today.

Here’s the blurb:

Seven steamy novellas from seven acclaimed romance authors, guaranteed to bring good fortune (or at least a hot read) to any romance fan. There’s a seduction for everyone in this collection of never-before published stories that range from sensual to erotic—all for one seductive price!

Temptation Returns by Lisa Carlisle – Antonio returns from the Marine Corps and runs into the woman he never forgot at a rock club. Lina can’t believe Antonio is back in town, right before her wedding. Can she resist temptation in the form of a dark-haired Italian Marine?

Love Charm for Fiona by Carly Carson – When Fiona receives a fortuneteller’s love charm, she casts the spell to bring her dead fiancé back to life. But a love charm has its own magic, and what she gets is a surprise in the form of a SEAL on “shore leave.”

Fear Of Flying by Leigh Court – Book publicist Jessie Jordan is deathly afraid of flying, which prompts travel writer Regan Quade to come up with a highly imaginative (and intimate!) way to calm her anxiety. Thrown together on a two-week book tour, the result just might be a bestseller!

Hearts on Fire by Roz Lee – They’ve been burned before, but desire will rekindle the flames of love in this sensual and heart wrenching story of redemption and second chances.

Heart’s Destiny by Jennifer Lynne – Eve Perroni’s quest to find her past leaves no time for love, until a chance prediction leads to the seductive Ky Ransom and a destiny that could make—or break—both their hearts.

Moonlit Seduction by Anne Kane – Winston is a mutt with a mission – to convince Natalie that her fortune lies in surrendering to the seductive Jacob McKinley.

Hidden Fortune by Laura Sheehan – Ava has always played it safe, but after a midnight run-in with a handsome stranger, she discovers that perhaps fortune favors the bold. Can she find the courage to seek the ultimate treasure?

Here’s a short excerpt from my novella, Heart’s Destiny:

When Rasa mentioned a lover that Eve would need to let into her heart, she had never imagined someone as sexy as this. Tall and lean, with a dominant presence no one could ignore. Late thirties, perhaps, with slashing cheekbones above a suggestion of dark stubble rimming the jawline added striking impact to his face. When he shifted those wide shoulders in a shrug of impatience, the movement hinted at both contained power and muscled grace.

He would stand out in a crowd of any size but here, in laid back Winter Valley, the latent energy was almost palpable. It was like being in the presence of a volcano about to erupt. The impression intensified when he reached up in a movement both forceful and controlled to run tanned fingers through short, dark hair touched lightly at the temples with grey.

There was something of the brigand about him, and here in this setting, with a cottage that had been built by an outlaw for the woman he loved, this man seemed to fit. She could easily imagine those same fingers tangling themselves in some woman’s tresses, grasping a handful of hair and pulling—hard—until the woman’s neck was exposed in a long creamy line and her eyes gazed up in a helpless plea for release.

What would it feel like, to be trapped beneath someone like you? To hand over power and control, to be totally at your mercy, thrashing in a parody of escape, only to have every thrusting movement drive you deeper, make you harder. Send you over the edge, taking me with you…

What the heck? Today of all days she needed control, not desire. She had neither the time nor the energy for a lustful encounter, no matter how sexy he was. Rasa’s prophecy mocked her, as it had all the way here in the car in a repetitive and annoying mind loop.

“Open your heart. Let him in.”

Oh Rasa, I only wish I could. Especially with a man who looks like this.

A frisson of something strange—more than desire and yet too elusive to name—rippled down her spine. You must let him in. It is your destiny.

Copyright 2014 Jennifer Lynne

Want to be seduced, not once but seven times over? Pre-order your copy HERE, for delivery to your digital reading device on the 2nd September!

DEMON OF ENVY review tour with giveaway #PNR #Erotic

DEMON OF ENVY review tour with giveaway #PNR #Erotic

ReviewTour_DemonOfEnvy_BannerToday kicks off a week-long review tour for my new release, DEMON OF ENVY. There’s a giveaway on offer for those who participate via comments or the Rafflecopter entry form, so please visit one or all of the tour stops below to enter the prize draw for a $25 Amazon Gift Card, plus a signed print copy of GODS OF LOVE (1-3) and a set of the GODS OF LOVE cover postcards (International Giveaway). Of course, it is also a chance to hear what people are saying about DEMON OF ENVY and see if this erotic romance appeals to you.

June 24: Rage, Sex and Teddy Bears
June 25: Literaria
June 26: Words of Wisdom from The Scarf Princess
June 27: Paranormal Romance and Authors That Rock
June 27: Harlie’s Books
June 27: Hawt Reads & Dirty Talk

About DEMON OF ENVY

Risking all for a demon lover… when Olivia lets a sexy god into her life, will his demon Envy behave, or will it rip her human heart to shreds? DEMON OF ENVY is the fifth instalment in the GODS OF LOVE series, but each of these sexy novellas is stand-alone and if you want to read this one first, please do!

Here’s a short excerpt:

Delicious. She tasted even better than her scent and he drank her in, running his tongue up the line of her neck to hover above her mouth. Her lips were parted and he caught a glimpse of white teeth within. What would it be like to have her bite at his flesh? To scrape her teeth along his skin before following up with the moist lick of a warm tongue. What would it be like to have her lave his organ, sucking him deep and working at his erection with every part of her mouth? He groaned.

Her breath was hot and sweet. She must have brushed her teeth already this morning with some kind of mint flavored paste. He was savoring the anticipation of the kiss, ready to swoop in and claim her, when he felt the clutch of decisive fingers tangling into his hair. She pulled him in toward her.

“You took too long,” she whispered, the words vibrating right into his mouth. Then she was kissing him and he was lost.

Sensation like none he had ever felt before. Sweet, moist, hot. Forget claiming her. It was too late. She had claimed him the moment they met.

Buy DEMON OF ENVY

Amazon US  /  Amazon UK  /  Amazon AU  (Kindle)

All Romance eBooks (EPUB, PDF & Kindle)

Apple iTunes store (for iPad, iPhone, iPod, MAC)

Barnes & Noble (Nook EPUB)

 

Super book blast: DEMON OF ENVY by Jennifer Lynne #sexy #romance

Super book blast: DEMON OF ENVY by Jennifer Lynne #sexy #romance

SBB_DemonOfEnvy_BannerI’m delighted to announce a one-day Super Book Blast and Giveaway on the 29th May, to help celebrate this week’s release of my sexy romance novella, DEMON OF ENVY (GODS OF LOVE).

There are 33 stops on the tour hosted by Goddess Fish! I’d love you to visit any or all of these (listed below) as there’s a chance to enter the giveaway at every stop by leaving a comment. So, what’s up for grabs? I’ll be awarding a $25 Amazon Gift Card, plus a signed print copy of GODS OF LOVE (1-3) and a set of the GODS OF LOVE cover postcards to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour (International Giveaway).

And of course, you can find out more about my new release DEMON OF ENVY, in which the god of envy fights for a second chance at life and love in the mortal realm. What happens when the wayward son of Aphrodite falls for a woman fighting her own inner demons? Will true love prevail, or will all Hell break loose?

Stop by one or all of the following blogs on 29th May to enter the Super Book Blast GIVEAWAY:

1: Behind Closed Doors
2: Michelle Abbott’s Blog
3: Wicked Readings By Tawania
4: Books to Light Your Fire
5: Happily Ever After
6: Books and Other Spells
7: Bitches Be Writn’
8: The Purple Fantasy Den
9: Writery
10: For the Love of Bookends
11: Long and Short Reviews
12: Wickedly Wanton Tales
13: Sharing Links and Wisdom
14: Queentutt’s World of Escapism
15: The Fuzzy, Fluffy World of Chris T. Kat
16: The blog of C.R. Moss
17: Carpe_Diem
18: Queen of the Night Reviews
19: All I Want and More
20: BookSkater
21: Read More Romance
22: The Reading Addict
23: Sexy Adventures Passionate Tales
24: Erzabet’s Enchantments
25: Linda Nightingale…Wordsmith
26: Tina Donahue Presents
27: Romance Novel Giveaways
28: Let’s Get BOOKED!
29: Hawt Reads and Dirty Talk
30: The Carus Chronicles
31: Our Wolves Den
32: Dawn’s Reading Nook
33: It’s Raining Books

Countdown to DEMON OF ENVY release with a G!VEAWAY!

Countdown to DEMON OF ENVY release with a G!VEAWAY!

JenniferLynne_DemonOfEnvy200 She was human. She was fragile. And she was about to become his if he could only control his demon long enough to keep her safe.

The countdown has begun! DEMON OF ENVY (GODS OF LOVE) will be out on the 24th May, and to help celebrate the release I’m having a GIVEAWAY! There’s a $50.00 prize pack up for grabs, with easy entry via the Rafflecopter form below.

DEMON OF ENVY is the fifth erotic romance novella in my popular GODS OF LOVE series about sexy Greek gods looking for love in the modern-day world. Each of these stories is stand-alone with a common theme, so they can be read in any order.

Phthonos, god of envy & jealousy, has been given a second chance at life and love in the mortal realm. The wayward son of the goddess Aphrodite and brother to the erotes is desperate to make up for the mistakes of his past. But is Thon more demon than god? And if the demon Envy wins out, how will this lonely god ever find room in his heart for love?

Olivia is an ordinary woman living an ordered life, but at thirty-two true romance appears to have eluded her. Everywhere she looks people are in relationships or falling in love, but her career and her charity work are enough to keep the demon of envy at bay.

Until the moment he turns up on her doorstep with a demand that rips her life and her heart wide open and leaves her at risk of eternal torment.

Giveaway!

Enter the giveaway prize draw via the Rafflecopter form below – and keep an eye out here on my blog just after release day for an announcement of the prize winner!
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