Pushing Her Boundaries. A Real Life Canoe Adventure.

Those of you who were with me during the summer of 2010 probably remember my canoe trip from hell.  For those of you who are new here, I’ll route you to Penny Romance.  Penny was kind enough to catalog all my blog posts regarding our near death experience in the BWCA – Boundary Waters Canoe Area of Northern Minnesota.  Oh…wait, it wasn’t my near death experience, as I recall I nearly killed Mr. Bob and Mrs. Bob.

The upside?  A true bonding experience for my husband and myself, and an inspired adventure romance, Pushing Her Boundaries, which contains a seriously long sex scene.  My husband told me I had to push the boundaries so to speak, thus…

Maggie is done with men. Flying to Minneapolis, she’s seated beside the type of man she always falls for. A sexy, arrogant alpha jerk. Mace Williams irritates the woman next to him. She’s so damn sexy, he doesn’t care. When their seatmate suffers a cardiac arrest, Maggie and Mace team up to save his life, but it’s too late. In Minneapolis, Maggie heads to a restaurant with her sister, only to find Mace waiting. Worse, she learns he’s the brother of her sister’s fiance. Stuck in her sister’s apartment with Mace, Maggie offers him one night of sex, anything goes. No obligations, no recriminations. Mace agrees…he wants more than Maggie’s body, he wants her heart. Thrown into a disastrous canoe trip, they must work together to survive. Maggie must face her demons and trust Mace with her life. Mace is determined to save her, regardless of what the future brings.

It’s a fun book.  Just don’t wear anything flammable while reading.  You can buy the book here and here.

TBR’s Thanksgiving Blog Hop!

I’ve gone fishin’ for a few days.

While I’m away, make sure to do the following – Follow this Holiday Blog Hop!

TBR’s Thanskgiving Blog Hop!

The dates are November 20-23.  Winners will be announced on November 24th.  I’m giving away a copy of my smokin’ hot adventure romance – Pushing Her Boundaries.  This book contains the longest single sex scene I’ve ever written.  And it’s a good one!  My husband says so…

Maggie is done with men. Flying to Minneapolis, she’s seated beside the type of man she always falls for. A sexy, arrogant alpha jerk. Mace Williams irritates the woman next to him. She’s so damn sexy, he doesn’t care. When their seatmate suffers a cardiac arrest, Maggie and Mace team up to save his life, but it’s too late. In Minneapolis, Maggie heads to a restaurant with her sister, only to find Mace waiting. Worse, she learns he’s the brother of her sister’s fiance. Stuck in her sister’s apartment with Mace, Maggie offers him one night of sex, anything goes. No obligations, no recriminations. Mace agrees…he wants more than Maggie’s body, he wants her heart. Thrown into a disastrous canoe trip, they must work together to survive. Maggie must face her demons and trust Mace with her life. Mace is determined to save her, regardless of what the future brings.

The TBR Pile will chose 10 winners for free books and 1 for the BIG PRIZE. For one entry leave a comment here on my site. Simple as that! Blog hop begins November 20th – 23rd. Winners announced November 24th. For more chances to win click here.

I’ve been talking about my books for a reason.

I’m participating in two blog hops this holiday season, plus I have my own gift for you!

If you click on the Christmas Blog Hop Button, you’ll be directed to the Blog Event Page.  Since I’m not adept at this, if you’re not redirected, here’s the address:  http://thspot.wordpress.com/event-page/

There are so many authors participating.  You can get some great swag/books/gifts!  I’m giving away a print copy of my award-winning science fiction romance Captured and an e-copy for international readers.

I’m also participating in a great Thanksgiving Blog Hop hosted by the wonderful reviewers at the To Be Read Pile.  Click the link for details.  I’m providing a paperback copy of my smoking hot adventure romance, Pushing Her Boundaries, along with an e-copy for international readers.

So, for you, my subscribers (watch for your newsletter), I have a gift tote filled with signed paperbacks – my books, of course.

Captured

Anytime Darlin’

Pushing Her Boundaries

Come Back to Me

Daughters of Persephone – all four books

Happy Holidays!

 

I Want It Now!

Truly, I am a bad girl.  I’ve never valued delayed gratification, whether it comes to chocolate or sex.  I mean, if I want chocolate, I eat it.  If I want sex, I…but there’s no need to be graphic, plus my husband says I’m not allowed to blab about our personal life.  And he trusts me to be discreet.  LOL!

I speed.  I hate waiting at red lights.  I’ll turn right and right and right to avoid a stop sign.  Traffic jams drive me utterly insane.  However, hubby has taught me the value of slow.  Kind of like the slow food movement, you know?  He’s oddly Zen-ish for an intense, powerful, passionate man.  I’m just intense.

He loves my contemporary, Pushing Her Boundaries.  Of course he loves it since he lived it, but he loves it for another reason.  He says the extremely long, pages long, maybe even an entire chapter long sex scene is so good that he can re-read it over and over again.  It’s unlike my usual up against the wall – although a wall is in there too.

The author, the lovely, sensual author Katalina Leon and her work Noblesword, gave me permission to write a long sex scene.  I’m serious.  Noblesword is brilliant.  Kat has written the first pages and pages long sex/sensual scene that works for me.  She paints her scenes with the most vivid colors, sights, fragrances, sensations…

Most of the time when I read a long sex scene, I’m bored to tears.  The ability to create a lengthy yet engaging sex scene is an art.  Although I love writing sex scenes, I feared to attempt anything lengthy.  I’d always been advised that sex scenes should be kept short.  Kat changed my point of view entirely.  Reading Noblesword was an epiphany.  If you can make a long encounter between your characters smoulder, excite the reader (and your hubby because men ought to read romance), do it.  Do it now!

Just like the act of foreplay, shaping an engrossing sex scene takes time, patience, thought, creativity and mindfulness.  If you do it right, you create a warm, living, breathing, powerful, sensual encounter for the characters, one that resonates with readers.

I think I’ll write another one of these days.  :)