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#WriteWed ONE LAST NIGHT and Family Relationships

ONE LAST NIGHT Erotic Military RomanceFamily relationships can be both difficult and rewarding. It all depends on the people involved and the challenges they have been presented in life. Sometimes people are presented with challenges they handle in ways that harmful to the family relationship even though they think that what they’re doing is the right thing.

I had a situation in my life like that after my mom died. We really weren’t ready for it because she was so young and it happened so fast and the aftermath was hard in many ways. I coped with it as I could, trying to make things as right as I could for the people around me.

It took me a long time to realize that I hadn’t given myself the time I needed to grieve and that the people around me didn’t necessarily want or need what I had done to keep things on an even keel.

It was that kind of life challenge that inspired the relationship between Trevor and his father. I can’t really say what the “big event” in Trevor’s life was without spoiling a key revelation in ONE LAST NIGHT, but I will tell you that it was what led in large part to the path Trevor chooses to walk and his estrangement from his father.

Kind of heavy for a sexy kind of story, but for me the story is all about the emotion and romance. If that’s not there, all the sex in the world won’t make it right.

I guess I did something right. Here’s what Samantha H. had to say about ONE LAST NIGHT:

    “Beautifully written love story. Trevor and Maggie’s book is one story that you must read. Their love story will make you laugh, cry, and fan yourself.”

#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.

Sharing Good News!

Thank you to Viviana for her review of THE CLAIMED at Reading Between the Vines Blogspot! I so appreciate you taking the time to read and review the book.

Here’s a little blurb from the review and you click here to read more.

“The Claimed” is a story of finding your independence and standing up to those you love or may have loyalty to, to do what’s right! Both Victoria and Christopher feel the connection between them, but are wary of each other and at the same time they know this is the right thing to do. They put duty before themselves and before their attraction!
Filled with tension, love, and action, “The Claimed” is a fantastic continuation of the Hunter Series. The great news is that there is more to come.”

Many thanks to Viviana and also to Wilma, SMH, Fannie W., Hearts on Fire Reviews and Arch_angel for being kind enough to review my books so far this month! I truly appreciate it. If there is one thing that helps an author, it’s taking the time to do a review so we are truly thankful for it.

Also want to share with you a fabulous new magazine – BTS Emag – which also was kind enough to feature me this month. Many thanks to Nikki from Close Encounters of the Night Kind for being kind enough to interview me.

If you can’t see the magazine below, you can click here and you can also subscribe to it!

Christopher Sombrosa from THE CLAIMED

Counting down to Halloween

For starters, please visit I Just Wanna Sit and Read for a review of THE LOST and another giveaway!

I’m like a kid when it comes to Halloween. I love the costumes and decorating the house! I love seeing the smiles and sometimes scary looks from the kids as they walk up the front steps.

I guess it’s natural since I love paranormal things, but it’s confession time: I am a major chicken. Have been since my mom and sis forced me to watch all those monster movies as a kid. It’s why I sleep with the sheets tucked up to cover my neck (vampires) and hate walking at night, especially during a full moon.

But despite all that, I LOVE Halloween. So I decorate the outside of the house so kids will hopefully have some fun on that day. Just beware the front door! This year we’ve found a cool mat that does all kinds of things when you step on it.

If you can’t see the photos below, you can click on this link to see the pictures!

Mark Valley – Guilty Pleasure Monday

Mark Valley by DGreenleeI’m not normally a fan of blonde men, but please tell me what there isn’t to like about Mark Valley! He’s been catching my eye for years in assorted shows, more recently in FRINGE (one of my favorite shows!). Did you know Mark married Anna Torv, his co-star in 2008?

Mark has a new show — HUMAN TARGET. I haven’t had a chance to catch it, but have it on my list of shows to check out. If you’ve watched the show, please take a moment to share with us if you liked it or not.

This week I’ve got some fun things for you – visits from two friends! Look for Autumn Jordon on January 27th and Misa Ramirez on the 28th!

Fun Friday – Sibling Rivalries and Double-Stuffed!

I saw ads for the Sibling Rivalry – the Mannings against the Williams – on the way to work and had to find out what it was about! So, what was it? Visit dsrl.com, the home of the Double Stuffed Racing League. LOL! You can watch more DSRL videos and make a Yooble. Check out my Yooble by clicking on this link.

Here’s one of the commercials for the DSRL which might give you a chuckle on this Fun Friday!

snoopylilLast but not least, doing the woo hoo dance here!

I wanted to share with you the first review for FURY CALLS which got 4.5 stars from Romantic Times! Wooo Hooo!

FURY CALLS (4.5) by Caridad Pineiro: When a vampire couple kills each other at the restaurant where she cooks, vampire chef Meghan Thomas teams up with Blake Richards — the man she hates for creating her undead life — to find out what made the pair kill each other in bloodlust. Determined to turn Meghan’s hatred of him into love, Blake gets a job at the restaurant and resolves to be a better person (vampire). But his resolve is tested when Meghan questions his loyalty. Piñeiro infuses her vampires with very human feelings, making her paranormal story seem realistic. It’s a great read!
—Alexandra Kay

Thank Alexandra and RT! You rock!

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.