Romancing Halloween Blog Hop & #Giveway

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Thank you for visiting with me during the Romancing Halloween Blog Hop! I’m so glad you could drop by. For a chance to win an e-copy of GHOST OF A CHANCE paranormal novella, just leave a comment on the blog about what is your favorite thing to do on Halloween between October 25 and midnight EST on November 1.

I love so many things about Halloween. I love decorating my house and getting it ready for the kids.
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I also love getting dressed up! This is a photo of my hubby-to-be, me and my sister all dressed up for a Halloween party!
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But I also love seeing all the little kids dressed up in their costumes and handing out treats to them.

Last but not least, I love reading paranormal romances and also love writing paranormal romances. My latest release is actually a box set with some buddies. SEDUCTIVE SUPERNATURALS is 12 sexy tales of vampires, shifter and spirits and is specially priced at 99 cents for a limited time.

So what are your fav things about Halloween? Leave a comment on this blog between October 25 and midnight EST November 1 for a chance to win an e-copy of GHOST OF A CHANCE paranormal novella.

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#FoodieFriday Tex-Mex Soup #Recipe

When I know I’m pressed for time to make dinner, I like to make something that’s easy to re-heat and will do double-duty as a possible lunch item. This week it was time to look in the pantry and see what I could put together for such a meal.

What I came up with was a quick and easy Tex-Mex style soup that I was able to enjoy on multiple days! I hope you’ll like it.

Ingredients

2 cups chopped carrots
1 large onion chopped
1 can black beans
1 can creamed corn (regular corn will do it also)
1 can Rotel Tomatoes & Chiles (This is a new must have in my pantry)
1 small can tomato sauce
8 oz chicken stock
8 oz water
2 boneless chicken breasts chopped
2 tbsp olive oil

Directions

Saute the carrots, onions and chicken in the olive oil. Cook until the chicken is just starting to brown and the onions look translucent.

Drain the black beans and add to the pot. Then add everything else! Simmer for about two to three hours.

That’s it.

You can finish up this soup by adding some cooked noodles or serving it over rice. I love matzoh balls so I made a few of those and tossed them in. Top your finished bowl with some shredded cheddar cheese, chopped green onions and/or sour cream.

I hope you enjoyed this quick and simple Tex-Mex Soup recipe.
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#ThrowbackThursday & ONE LAST NIGHT #Giveaway

Wow, is this week flying by! Today’s Throwback Thursday is to yesterday when I got a surprise and was able to go see the filming of the Rachel Ray show! Actually part of one show and then a whole show. What we taped yesterday will be on air on October 24 and November 6. I must set my DVR to tape the shows and see if we’re visible. Actually, my sis got to ask a question on one of the shows, so I know for sure that she’s visible.

As for the ONE LAST NIGHT giveaway, visit with me at Bitten by Books for a chance to win a $25 gift card! Yeah! I’ll be there until October 25. You can use this link to visit: http://bit.ly/1ykPKSL

Also, if you use social media at all, please consider sharing a post through my Thunderclap to help our military heroes! You can click here to help out. You will only share this one post automatically and not receive any other messages or posts. Thank you!

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#WriteWed FOLLOWING JANE Inspiration

Following JaneToday’s Write Wednesday is dedicated to my fabulous daughter and her debut novel, FOLLOWING JANE.

Samantha was lucky enough to spend a semester in London and when combined with her love of Jane Austen and an assortment of boy bands, it was only natural that she mix up all three loves into a fun and emotionally compelling story.

FOLLOWING JANE is a young adult romance that combines a scavenger hunt left behind by none other than Jane Austen with a young woman’s desire to fulfill her dying mother’s last words: to take up an adventure that is “just around the corner.”

The heroine, Lizzie (of course), sets off to London and along the way meets a young boy band member who will soon assist her in her quest and also present another challenge: romance.

Congratulations Samantha on this debut novel! I am so proud of you! What do others have to say about this novel? Here’s just one of the many 5 star reviews:

“I literally could not put this book down. It follows a young woman around England in such a way, you feel as if you are there yourself. With a little love, lots of laughs, tears, and mystery, this book is a must read. For the 20-somethings, the 30-somethings, and beyond, Jane will show you how to be independent, brave, and true to yourself. Kudos to the author for taking us on this journey!” Meaghan Abell, Reader

samauthorAbout the Author: Debut author Samantha Scordato has been penning stories in her journals for many years. She fell in love with Jane Austen at an early age and kept up with her love through an undergraduate degree in Fashion Merchandising and an MBA from Philadelphia University. After graduating, Samantha turned her attention to her two loves: Running a surf and skate shop and writing. FOLLOWING JANE is Samantha’s first novel, but she has already finished another novel. For more information, please visit www.lifemythlegend.com.

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#BookBirthday! Release Day Party & #Giveaway

Seductive Supernaturals Box SetToday is the official release day for the Seductive Supernaturals box set! We are all so excited and thank you for all the support you’ve shown the set so far! You all rock!

To celebrate the release, we’ve got a two day launch party going on on Facebook! You can click here to join us at our party. We’ve got lots of prizes and other fun things happening.

I know some of you are not on Facebook, so we’re going to have our own little party here! Leave a comment on this blog post either today or tomorrow for a chance to win an e-copy of the Take a Chance Erotic Romance box set and a Vampire Reborn t-shirt.

And now, we’ve got a little video premiere for you for the Seductive Supernaturals box set. We hope you enjoy it! Click here if you can’t see the video below.

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#FoodieFriday Shrimp Stir Fry

Last week was a clean the fridge out kind of dinner and I had a craving for something Chinese. So I came up with this combination of veggies and shrimp for a quick meal. I always keep pre-cooked frozen shrimp in the freezer since it’s so easy to whip up a meal with them!

Ingredients

2 tbsp peanut oil
1 cup thinly sliced baby carrots
1 1/2 cups sliced mushrooms
1 cup diced onion
3 cloves garlic, crushed and minced
3 cups cooked and sliced string beans
1/2 cup cashews
2 cups pre-cooked frozen shrimp – thawed, tails removed
1 tsp corn starch
1 tbsp sesame oil
1/4 cup teriyaki sauce
1/4 cup low salt soy sauce

Directions

In a wok or big saute pan, heat the oil and start cooking the sliced carrots.

After about 3-5 minutes, add the mushrooms. Keep it on high heat to dry off the moisture the mushrooms emit, otherwise everything will be soggy.

Once most of the mushroom liquid is gone, add the string beans, garlic, sesame oil and cashews. Toss it up and cook for about 5 minutes.

Add the teriyaki and soy sauce. Cook for another few minutes and then add the shrimp to warm it up. Do not overcook at this point. Just 2 to 3 minutes on high heat.

You should have some moisture still in the pan from the shrimp, etc. Mix the corn starch with about 2 tbsp of water in a separate dish. Once the corn starch is dissolved, add that to your shrimp and veggies and stir. Within a minute or so you’ll see the whole mix get a nice glaze to it and the liquid left in the pot should tighten up and not be so runny.

That’s it! Time to eat. You can serve this over white or brown rice, but I’m watching my carbs so I ate it just as it is! This recipe is about 2 hearty servings. You can change it up by adding bean sprouts, water chestnuts, baby corn, etc. or using cooked beef or pork.

Hope you all have a fabulous weekend! See you on Monday (and Tuesday) for our big Seductive Supernatural Release party! We’ll have prizes and more for you!

Also check out our contest at Fresh Fiction which has over $250 in prizes! Woo hoo!
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#Throwback Thursday #Halloween

I love Halloween and it’s not just the paranormal romance author in me that loves it. It’s the kid who couldn’t wait to dig through the family closets to try and put together an outfit to go out and get some tricks or treats. I loved the fantasy of it, of pretending to be something that I wasn’t.

I love decorating for Halloween and greeting the kids at the door, usually with something costumey on. One of my fondest memories is of answering the door with a wolf paw on one hand and a fake bloodied bandage on the other. An adorable little princess was on the other side and she looked at me wide-eyed and said, “I think you need to go to the doctor.” LOL!

Today’s Throwback Thursday is a shot of my house with the Halloween decorations. We had a lot of kids that year, including that little princess, I think. I’m hoping we’ll have more kids this year. Last year was kind of a disappointment.
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#WriteWed Wicked Hot Reads Blog Hop

I want to welcome my awesome WICKED HOT READS friends to my blog today! I also want to thank all of you who have signed up for my Thunderclap to help our wounded military men and women. If you haven’t signed up yet, please consider doing so. I promise that once you sign up for the Thunderclap, you will not be bothered by other emails, etc. You are just agreeing to share that one post on the day mentioned. Thank you! http://bit.ly/1vf0rYH

And now for some Wicked Hot Reads!
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Wicked Hot Reads: Ten Paranormal Romances
by Shoshanna Evers, Cathryn Fox, Sarah Mäkelä, A.C. James, Jan Springer, Milly Taiden, Lisa Hughey, Jessie Donovan, Titania Ladley, and Mina Carter
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Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Kissa Press LLC
Date of Publication: October 7, 2014

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WICKED HOT READS: Ten Paranormal Romances

Indulge in ten sexy paranormal romance novels, written by New York Times and USA Today bestselling romance authors. With shifters, vampires, demons, and otherworldly creatures all looking for their own forever-loves… This box set bundle will get you in the mood for a sensual Halloween!

The books in Wicked Hot Reads: 10 Paranormal Romances would cost over $30 to buy individually. Save $29 by getting the bundle for just 99c for a limited time!

Featuring:

Beauty and the Beast (an erotic re-imagining) by NYT & USA Today bestseller Shoshanna Evers: The Beast can’t let his little Beauty go free, not while there’s still hope that she might be the one to end his decade-long curse…

Knocking on Demon’s Door by NYT & USA Today bestseller Cathryn Fox: When Michelle discovers what’s really going on at the resort, will her trust in a demon turn her in to one of the missing, or will he save her from the real monsters?

The Wolf Who Played With Fire by NYT & USA Today bestseller Sarah Mäkelä: Mia’s mistakes have forever changed the lives of those close to her, but when her soldier boyfriend, Ethan, goes missing on duty, she harness every magic power she possesses to get him safely back…

Fallen Ever After by NYT & USA Today bestseller A.C. James: Arie wanted Holly from the very first moment he met her, but the long-standing feud between the faeries that run the Chicago Crew puts Holly and other fledgling vampires in danger. Can they stop a vampire-fae war that’s been brewing for nearly a century?

Bared to Him by NYT & USA Today bestseller Jan Springer: Human by day, and a tentacle shapeshifter by night, sexy Gray Wagner, is the last male that Miranda Bolton dreams of falling in love with, until she begins to fantasize about all the naughty things he can do to her…

A Mate’s Bite by USA Today bestseller Milly Taiden: After an explosive night of passion, Karla is sure she’s a one-night stand for the man she’s wanted for years, but Nate has marked Karla. Only true love and a wolf’s promise can hold together a relationship created with a bite and a hope for tomorrow.

Archangel Rafe by Lisa Hughey: Angelina’s only respite from her overwhelming life is in her dreams with a stunningly hot angel, but when an unexpected threat puts both the Angelic Realm and Earth in jeopardy, Angelina will need to accept her destiny before it’s too late…

Blaze of Secrets by Jessie Donovan: Rescued from a prison for magic users, Kiarra is now a wanted criminal and must rely on a mysterious Brit to help her evade capture. Before long, her handsome rescuer becomes much more than just her trainer…

Mark of the Serapath by Titania Ladley: After a catastrophe unleashes Josie’s Serapathian witch magic, she suspects her sexy, mysterious lover is a Kynthian vampire ordered to kill all Serapaths. Despite the risks, passion explodes between them, threatening the future of the entire world.

Dragon’s Honor by Mina Carter: Bodyguard duty. Undercover. As human. Simple. Until shadow-dragon Baron realizes the woman they’re protecting is his mate. Add in a crazy warlock…and Baron might have to make the ultimate sacrifice to save her.

About the Authors

Shoshanna Evers

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Shoshanna Evers has written dozens of sexy stories. She is best known for The Enslaved Trilogy, The Tycoon’s Convenient Bride…and Baby, Overheated, Make Me, and How to Write Hot Sex. Evers is also the cofounder of SelfPubBookCovers.com, the largest selection of premade book covers in the world.

Reviewers have called Shoshanna’s writing “sensuous, delightful, and sizzling” with stories where “the plot is fresh and the pacing excellent, the emotions…real and poignant.” Shoshanna used to work as a syndicated advice columnist and a registered nurse, but now she’s a full-time romance writer and a home-schooling mom. She lives with her family and three big dogs in Northern Idaho, and loves to connect with readers!

To learn more, visit ShoshannaEvers.com,

Shoshanna wants to stay in touch!

Sign up for her newsletter to hear about new releases first, and read excerpts you won’t find in the sample pages! ShoshannaEvers.com/newsletter

Email: ShoshannaEvers@gmail.com
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Cathryn Fox

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Cathryn Fox is a wife, mom, sister, daughter, and friend. She loves dogs, sunny weather, anything chocolate (she never says no to a brownie) pizza and red wine. She has two teenagers who keep her busy with their never ending activities, and a husband who is convinced he can turn her into a mixed martial arts fan. Cathryn can never find balance in her life, is always trying to find time to go to the gym, can never keep up with emails, Facebook or Twitter and tries to write page-turning books that her readers will love.

Visit Cathryn at www.cathrynfox.com
Twitter: @writercatfox
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorCathrynFox
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Sarah Mäkelä

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Sarah Mäkelä loves her fiction dark, magical, and passionate. She is a paranormal romance author, but she’s written all over the romance spectrum with cyberpunk, sci-fi, fantasy, urban fantasy…even a sweet contemporary romance!

A life-long paranormal fan, she still sleeps with a night-light. In her spare time, she reads sexy books, watches scary movies (and Ghost Adventures), and plays computer games with her husband. When she gets the chance, she loves traveling the world too.

Website: http://www.sarahmakela.com
Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/ed_Dz
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/sarahmakela
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/authorsarahmakela
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/sarahmakela

A.C. James

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author A.C. James writes paranormal romance and erotica, including Eternal Ever After which was featured in the bestselling Spice Box anthology. She pounds out sexy scenes at her keyboard where romance is laced with horror in hot stories of vampires and bad boy werewolves. Her stories feature strong heroines and alpha heroes, with plenty of action, twists, and turns that will keep you turning pages.

A.C. resides in northeast Pennsylvania where she entertains her husband with her imaginative yarns and quirky sense of humor. She spends her time drinking large vats of coffee while taming two toddlers by day and writing by night. Recovering video game beta tester and tech geek who grew-up going to cons and watching SmackDown. There’s probably some cosplay pictures around somewhere of her dressed up as Bloodberry from Saber Marionette J. Just don’t tell anyone.

She loves to hear from readers on her website www.acjames.com. Please subscribe to her newsletter: http://eepurl.com/ApQ7z

Jan Springer

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jan Springer writes in scenic cottage country, Ontario Canada. Hobbies include hiking, gardening, canning preserves, painting ceramics and dodging mosquitoes in the spring, summer and fall. Her best friend is an electric snow shovel in winter. She’s a member of RWA, Passionate Ink and the Author’s Union of Canada.

She loves hearing from her readers. Visit her site at http://www.janspringer.com

Milly Taiden

Hi! I’m Milly Taiden (AKA April Angel). I love to write sexy stories. They’re usually either paranormal or contemporary with a large dose of heat. My paranormal stories can be anything from wolf-shifters (my favorites) to witches, demons and anything in between.

I was born in the prettiest part of the Caribbean known as the Dominican Republic. Currently, I live in New York City with my hubby, the bossy kiddo and our little dog “Needy Speedy”. Don’t ask.

I am addicted to shoe shopping, chocolate (but who isn’t, right?) and Dunkin’ Donuts coffee.

Come on over and visit me! I love to meet new readers!

Like my books? Want to stay on top of all things Milly? Sign up for my newsletter at http://mad.ly/signups/87477/join

There’s a giveaways to all the emails signed up to get the latest news on my releases.

Find out more about Milly Taiden here:

Email: millytaiden@gmail.com
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Lisa Hughey

Lisa Hughey has been writing romance since the fourth grade, which was also about the time she began her love affair with spies. Harriet and Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys later gave way to James Bond and Lara Croft and Jason Bourne.

Exploring the complex nature of a profession that requires subterfuge and lies fascinates her. She loves combining her two passions into fiction. As evidenced by her Black Cipher Files series.

Archangel Rafe was her first foray into the paranormal but after spending time in the Angelic Realm, it won’t be her last. At their heart, the Seven novels are about the dynamics of family relationships. But the really hot Archangels don’t hurt.

And recently she’s been immersed in the Stone Family novellas, four stories about a blended family of brothers and sister who have a lot more in common than they realize. But of course she couldn’t just write about family and romance. There are complex plots, bad guys, and suspense too.

Lisa loves to hear from readers and has various places you can connect with her, although, shh, Twitter is her favorite.

Follow Lisa on Twitter www.twitter.com/lisahughey
Visit Lisa on the Web www.lisahughey.com
Her Group Blog, the Pens Fatales www.pensfatales.com
Email Lisa lisahughey@pacbell.net

Be Lisa’s Friend on Goodreads www.goodreads/lisahughey

Jessie Donovan

Jessie Donovan wrote her first story at age five, and after discovering the Dragonriders of Pern series by Anne McCaffrey in junior high, realized that people actually wanted to read stories like those floating around inside her head. From there on out, she was determined to tap into her over-active imagination and write a book someday.

After living abroad for five years and earning degrees in Japanese, Anthropology, and Secondary Education, she buckled down and finally wrote her first full-length book. While that story will never see the light of day, it laid the world-building groundwork of what would become her debut paranormal romance, Blaze of Secrets.

Jessie loves to interact with readers. When not reading a book or traipsing around some foreign country on a shoestring, can often be found on Facebook and Twitter.

Join Jessie’s newsletter here: http://bit.ly/19FmZbt or visit her website for information at: www.jessiedonovan.com

Titania Ladley

Bestselling author Titania Ladley is a registered nurse and erotic romance author living in Wisconsin, USA. She is published with Ellora’s Cave, Samhain Publishing, and Red Sage. Her erotic romance genres and sub-genres include menage M/M/F, menage M/F/M, lesbian, gay, paranormal, historical, contemporary, vampire, and many more including light bondage BDSM. Keep up-to-date on Titania’s website or join her newsletter for news, contests, and fun extras.

She also writes under the pseudonym Roxana Blaze.

Enjoy Titania’s (aka Roxana’s) books! http://www.TitaniaLadley.com
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Mina Carter

Mina Carter is a bestselling, multi-genre author, a prolific digital artist, and a photographer. She lives in the UK with her husband, daughter and a bossy cat who prefers to sleep on her desk rather than his bed.

Connect with Mina online at:

http://mina-carter.com
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#TeaserTuesday Getting Ready to Fight #VAMPIRE REBORN

Seductive SupernaturalsSo excited! It’s almost time for the official release of SEDUCTIVE SUPERNATURALS, the paranormal romance box set I am doing with some buddies.

My contribution to the set is VAMPIRE REBORN from THE CALLING IS REBORN Vampire Novel Series. I just love exploring where FBI Agent Diana Reyes and vampire Ryder Latimer are going in their relationship and I hope you’re enjoying it as well.

Since it’s Teaser Tuesday, here’s a little teaser from VAMPIRE REBORN.

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Although his vampire blood called on him to rest during the day, Ryder regularly fought that need in his desire to be more human. To share time with Diana the way normal couples did. He had worked at his desk in the morning, checking on his various investments, and now the two of them were in the gym, working out.

Ryder moved through the steps in the kata, Diana beside him, shifting in unison.

A left turn to face forward followed by a low block with the left hand.

A step ahead with a sharp right-handed punch.

A quick whirl and back to the front for another low block.

They glided, pushed forward and back, almost as if in a ballet.

Pivot, forward, punch, and then retreat.

An upper cut followed by a drop of the hands to the hips with another one hundred eighty degree turn and a double high block.

From the corner of his eye, he measured Diana’s movements and strength since he hadn’t been the only one who had almost lost his life weeks earlier.

Not that you could tell from her fluid and powerful movements. There wasn’t a hint of hesitation or fragility to attest to the fact that his wife had not only been on death’s door, but that she’d recently given birth. Well, almost nothing. Her warrior’s body wore its lean muscled strength nicely, but the womanly curves were ever more rounded, especially her breasts.

Her command came in his head through their shared connection. Focus.

The warning made him stumble through the final punch and slide of the kata, but he recovered to end it gracefully.

They faced each other and bowed to acknowledge the completion of the exercise.

With the kata finished, she grinned and rolled her eyes. “Men. Show a little tit and it totally throws you off.”

Reaching out, he playfully squeezed her breast and said, “Nothing little about those.”

She slapped at him and he recognized the invitation in her gaze. “Think you can boss me around?” he asked.

“I know I can, remember?”

Yeah, he remembered all right. She’d beaten him more than once during their workouts, but he’d been training hard and this time, he planned on coming out on top. Literally.

“Prove it,” he challenged and put his hands up in a fighting stance.
She arched a brow and her demeanor grew a tad too serious for his taste. “Are you sure?”

“If you’re meaning to ask if I’m up to it – ”

“Are you?” she asked, but raised her hands and braced her legs slightly apart, ready for battle.

Her words stung more than any punch she could have landed. “Don’t patronize me, darlin’. I’m fit enough to protect you and Charlie.”

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