Wednesday, December 31, 2014

December Releases Part 2

From Kelly Jamieson

A free-spirited woman...

Eccentric interior designer Mirelle Brasseur is tired of relationships with handsome, charming, fickle men--in other words men just like the father who abandoned her. She's fun and funky, but takes her career seriously. She's not about to let a man derail her dreams or wound her heart again.

An ambitious man...

Award winning chef Bradan Hunt is handsome and charming, but he's always honest with women about his one date-one night rule. Between his best-selling cookbooks, his TV appearances, and his restaurant, he's too busy for a relationship. He saw what a lack of ambition did to his parents. Bradan wants more. His newest restaurant is going to be the best, so he hires Mirelle to help him design it.

Turn up the heat...

Soon it isn't just the food sizzling in the kitchen, in spite of Mirelle's misgivings, as the attraction between the chef and the designer heats up. It will take more than one date-one night for them to overcome their pasts and find a way to cook up a sweet future together.

From Sydney Somers

Spellbound Book 1

At every turn the mysterious Calder family has meddled in Detective Reece Prescott’s investigations, so it’s no surprise when the gorgeous Violet Calder lands in the middle of his undercover operation—literally.

Claiming she’s his girlfriend makes perfect sense at the time. Wishing their fake romance was something more—that part defies reason and could cost Reece more than just his heart.

Violet has always insisted on leaving the hands-on private investigating to her siblings, right up until the sinfully hot detective needs her to play along. But the more she pretends to be in love with Reece, the more real the charade becomes.

Forced to tread carefully or risk exposing her family’s secrets, Violet fears that not even magic can save her from falling for the one man she shouldn’t.

Amazon | Smashwords 

Friday, December 19, 2014

December Releases from the Naughty Nine Part 1

From PG Forte

Return to Oberon! (Box Set #2)

Welcome back to bewitching Oberon, California! This small, coastal town is an enchanting place. Anything can happen here - and all too often it does! Clinging to corrugated cliffs above a windswept beach, and isolated amid a tangled network of canyons and creeks, Oberon can be a hard place to get to. But, as all too many visitors have learned over the years, it can be an even harder place to leave behind.

In Return to Oberon the series continues with books four through six. Once again, these are full-length novels. Although many of the same characters appear in each one, all the books in this collection can be read as stand-alone stories. 

This set contains three, full-length novels: 

Book Four: A Taste of Honey
Book Five: Touch of a Vanished Hand
Book Six: The Spirit of the Place

Amazon | All Romance eBooks | Smashwords Barnes and Noble Kobo

From Erin Nicholas

The Billionare Bargains, Book 2

The best doesn't come cheap...and this time it could cost him his heart.

Things come easy to Tony Steele. Money. Women. A good time. It's all a piece of cake. Until that cake turns into the wedding cake of Tony's best friend and the woman of Tony's dreams, Reese Chaplin.

Tony can't fix this problem by writing a check. And when Tony finds out his "friend" has been cheating on the woman who's stolen his heart, he doesn't hesitate to steal her away. Even if it's her wedding day.

Nothing about Reese's big day goes according to plan. She walks down the aisle to marry one man, and winds up in a tawdry Vegas chapel marrying another. After a hot night with Tony, the only thing Reese regrets is she's the only one who can remember it-thanks to a few too many shots of tequila. Reese doesn't want Tony's money, but admitting they've made a mistake and walking away from him isn't easy. Especially when she begins to catch glimpses of the man behind the wallet.

Warning: Contains a billionaire playboy who can't handle his tequila, a Vegas wedding, hot phone sex (and other kinds of hot sex), and a woman who knows how to make a point-even if it requires jumping out of an airplane.

Amazon | Barnes and Noble |  Kobo | iTunes Samhain Publishing

Sapphire Falls, Christmas Novella

It’s Christmas time in Sapphire Falls!

At least one good thing has come from Levi Spencer's car accident-- it seems to have knocked some sense into him. He's ready to leave his wild Vegas playboy ways behind and become a new man. And he knows just the place to do it...  his brother Joe's new hometown. He's never spent time in a place described as quaint or idyllic, and now he intends to revel in every charming, sweet thing he can find. Like the homegrown country girl his brother sets him up with for the Christmas formal. 

Kate Leggot wants just one great Christmas. After a childhood without Christmas at all and three failed attempts to find the seasonal magic on her own, she agrees to spend the holiday with her friend Phoebe in Sapphire Falls. The Christmas-crazy town is a far cry from San Francisco and Kate quickly finds herself drawn into everything from the snow to the hot cocoa. And, of course, the sweet country boy Phoebe has set her up with for the formal. Looks like she's going to get everything she wanted-- and more-- under the tree this year.

A not-so-little mix-up, a hot kiss under the mistletoe and a candy cane or two later and December in Sapphire Falls has never been so hot.

This is a novella, about half the length of the novels in this series. Read only if you like fun, small town contemporary romances where they talk dirty and act even dirtier.

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Thursday, December 4, 2014

We'll Drink To That!

Join the Nine Naughty Novelists on Friday, Dec 5th as we celebrate the end of Prohibition in the US! (in other words, any excuse for a party will do!)

6-9 EST on our Facebook Event Page!

Excerpts, contests and a good time! Hope to see you guys there!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

November Releases from the Naughty Nine

From Erin Nicholas

The Billionare Bargains, Book 1

The best doesn't come cheap...and this time it could cost him his heart.

Handsome billionaire Adam Steele is good. Good at getting his way. If nothing else, money always works—until he realizes he can't buy his daughter's way out of her new wheelchair. Three private physical therapists later, he's almost given up on Emily walking again. Then he meets Dr. Jaden Monroe. And his match.

Feisty physical therapist Jaden Monroe has never met a man quite like Adam. She's not sure if it's his I'm–in–charge attitude or the heat in his eyes when he looks at her, but she finds herself wanting to say yes to anything he asks. Like when he asks her to help his daughter walk again. Of course, the million dollars he offers—just enough to finish the pediatric rehab wing Jaden has been working for and dreaming of—is hard to say no to as well.

But Jaden didn't anticipate a teen whose injuries are more than physical. Or a man so passionate and devoted—and as tenacious as she is. As she and Adam fight their attraction, the only thing harder than keeping her promise will be keeping a hold on her heart.

This book has been previously published and has been expanded from its original release.

Warning: Contains heated arguments that erupt only slightly more often than hot kissing, a new perspective on kitchen appliances, and sizzling sex occurring everywhere BUT the bedroom (though they eventually make it there).

Amazon | Barnes and Noble |  Kobo | iTunes Samhain Publishing

From Kelly Jamieson

Haylee Tremayne is tired of the road. The concert tour for Three of Hearts was a success, but she’s confused by the inexplicable tension between her bandmates, Ben and Lucas. She’s also ready to go home to her boyfriend in Nashville. Time off would probably help everyone relax, even if it is Christmas, a season with too many bad memories.

But right before their last concert, Haylee discovers she’s been dumped for a sexy girly-girl. Story of her life: all guys see is tomboy Haylee. At the after-concert party, she drowns her sorrows and, desperate to feel feminine for once in her life, asks Ben and Lucas for a threesome. And it’s just as sexy and fun as she hoped.

Back in Nashville, Ben and Lucas prove again and again that their first night wasn’t a mistake. But the tension between them is still high, and on Christmas Eve, their menage takes a stunning turn. When it all falls apart, Haylee is terrified that their crazy relationship might cost them the band, their success, and worst of all, each other.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

September and October releases from the Naughty Nine

From Kate Davies

Deceiving Dante

It’s totally Monday when teacher Elinor Callahan discovers a stolen car on her lawn. Then policeman Dante DiMarco comes knocking and life gets worse. Her favorite student is accused, she's implicated as an accessory, and her job is in jeopardy. Plus, erotic daydreams about the officer complicate her situation.

Dante's seen too much to buy into naïve Elinor's "my-student-is-innocent" line. The suspect runs, reinforcing Dante’s view. Still, Elinor's faith in her student makes him look again – never mind he's checking out sexy-as-hell Ellie, too. He wants the case closed and Ellie in bed, ASAP, but life threatens to derail their attraction.

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From PG Forte

Welcome to Oberon! (Box Set #1)

There's something magical about the California Coast town. Oberon's idyllic setting might make it a perennial favorite with tourists, but danger lurks beneath the bright surface and things there are seldom what they seem. Visitors and residents alike find their lives forever changed by mystery, romance and intrigue.

Contemporary romance meets magic realism in this engaging series by PG Forte. While each book in this box set can be read on its own, you'll want to return to Oberon again and again to visit with the friends you've met there.

This set contains three, full-length novels:

Book One: Scent of the Roses
Book Two: A Sight to Dream Of
Book Three: Sound of a Voice That is Still

From Kelly Jamieson

If he’s a mistake, she’s ready to make him her favorite mistake.

Windy City Kink, Book 2

Mallory Hurst has tried to live a life that makes up for past mistakes. But now she faces a huge ethical dilemma. Her pharmaceutical company’s unapproved, off-label use of a medication puts lives at risk, and her protests have fallen on deaf ears.

Hoping a trip home will clear her head, she boards a plane for California. And strikes up a conversation with a handsome stranger.

Joe Mason recently learned that the man he’s called father all his life…isn’t. At least that explains why he never measured up to his older brothers. Flying to meet his biological father for the first time, he meets a sleek, sexy woman who makes him want to mess up her perfect hair.

Shared conversation leads to a shared drink between flights, then when their flight is canceled, a shared bed overnight—where their rush of attraction explodes into a night of much-needed kinky fun.
Yet a night of hot, messy sex won’t fix anything—in fact, blowing off steam could have blown their lives all to hell…

Warning: Contains a hot cop, a neat and tidy executive, dirty talk, kink in an airport, mile-high shenanigans, a little foot fetish fun. And love, of course.

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Friday, August 1, 2014

July and August Releases from the Naughty Nine

From Kelly Jamieson

Sometimes the darkest nights produce the brightest stars. 

Rule of Three, Book 3

When the pregnancy test turns positive, Kassidy, Dag and Chris are thrilled they’re going to be parents at last. Their polyamorous relationship has blossomed, and there’s more than enough love to go around for their long-awaited little “Belly Bean”.

Then reality sets in. Dag grew up without a father. Does that mean he’s too damaged to be a good role model? Kassidy is at a critical point in her career, working long hours on a high-profile project. And Chris gets a disappointing—but not exactly unexpected—reaction when he contacts his parents with the news.

As worry nibbles at the edges of their happiness, fate is poised to tear it to shreds, leaving a loving foundation three years in the making cracking under the weight of grief and guilt. And the trio in the fight of their lives to repair their unconventional bonds.

Warning: Our sexy threesome is back for their happy ending. Keep extra tissues on hand for tears, a fan on standby for hot sex, and a post-it note to remind you to take a deep breath. It’s time to find out if the juice is really worth the squeeze.

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From Erin Nicholas

Getting Out of Hand

Sapphire Falls has few good memories for Mason Riley. So what’s he doing in the middle of the annual town Festival/class reunion eleven years after leaving town without a look back?

Letting the most popular girl in town—then and now—kiss up to him.

Mason has come a long way from the nerdy outcast Sapphire Falls remembers. His genius IQ has helped him make a name for himself with everyone from the World Health Organization to the White House. He’s also got the bank account to make the Mayor of Sapphire Falls herself—the girl who broke his heart in high school and the one who now wants him to donate to the town’s big building project—take notice.

He can’t wait to tell her no in person.

Adrianne Scott loves Sapphire Falls. The sleepy little town where her college roommate was elected Mayor has been the perfect place to escape the fast-paced, high stress sales job she had in Chicago. She’s happy, healthy and the new project means her dream candy shop can now become a reality. Everything is good in her quiet life. Until Mason Riley comes home.

Mason sure doesn’t look—or kiss—like a socially awkward geek. In fact, he makes Adrianne’s heart pound like nothing she’s ever experienced. Which means she needs to stay far away from him.

A great plan, until her friends inform her that Mason’s donation to the project is dependent on keeping him away from the Mayor while he’s in town.

Now all Adrianne has to do is keep Mason busy, distracted and feeling good about—and generous toward— his hometown… oh, and avoid falling for the world-saving, nerd-turned-hot-guy in the process.

Getting Worked Up

Phoebe Sherwood is in love with the perfect man. Well, except for the fact that he’s in love with someone else. But Phoebe isn’t the type to let a little detail like that keep her from getting what she wants. And as she’s plotting how to get him back, she meets the perfect solution—Joe Spencer. The city boy is in town to retrieve his sort-of fiancé—the woman who stole Phoebe’s man— and when he hears Phoebe’s plan to reclaim their respective soul mates, he’s in

Bright and sparkly. That’s Joe’s first impression of Phoebe. He’s always been attracted to sparkly things—like neon casino signs, sequined evening gowns and Porsches. In fact, his affinity for those things, and the trouble they can cause, are exactly why he’s determined to change his habits and settle down.

But if he’s going to win his girl back, he’s going to need to learn a new way of life. Country line dancing, guzzling homemade moonshine and getting rid of his custom-made suits are what it takes to fit into Sapphire Falls… and he’s got some work to do.

But Phoebe is the perfect coach.

And everything will be just fine… as long as they can keep their hands off of each other and remember which hearts they are trying to win over.

Getting Dirty

Travis Bennett is exactly the kind of guy Lauren Davis has been avoiding for the past nine years. Religiously. Stubbornly. Successfully. She knows too well how easy it is to let lust ruin perfectly laid plans. And a small town farmer with no ambitions beyond the borders of his own cornfield is not going to change her mind. She’s got important stuff to do. Her company is literally working to stop world hunger. Her plans are much bigger than Sapphire Falls. No matter how hot those farmers might be.

The problem is—Lauren is falling in love. With Sapphire Falls. To kick her sudden desire to buy a welcome mat and start baking pies, she asks Travis to help her get over her crush. She wants him to show her what life in the small town is really like behind all the sweetness and sunshine and remind her that there’s no place for French manicures and Gucci heels on the farm.

Travis has everything he wants or needs—a quiet, simple life in his hometown, a successful farm and his friends and family all around. A hoity-toity city chick who looks down on everything from the local coffee to his favorite music is the last girl he wants sticking around. So he agrees to her crazy plan. He can definitely show her the less-than-glitzy, rough-around-the-edges side of Sapphire Falls. In fact, things just might get downright dirty.

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 From Sydney Somers

A Pendragon Gargoyles Prequel!

Pendragon Gargoyles Book 0.5

For months Corrine Lawson has walked a fine line between reality and madness. The only thing keeping her sane is her sexy and mysterious next-door-neighbor, Ryker.  Yet the closer she gets to uncovering the truth about him, the harder it becomes to resist the man who exposes her to a dangerous world steeped in myth and legend.  Surrendering to him and the sizzling connection that burns between them means succumbing to the madness within, and that’s not a fight she’s willing to lose.

Both man and wolf, Gargoyle Ryker McKinnon has spent nearly a century tormented by his past, hungering only for vengeance—until he finds Corrine, a spirited human and the key to his redemption. Determined to use Cori as a pawn in a deadly game of revenge, nothing prepares Ryker for the staggering emotion her touch unleashes or the brutal need to claim her as his own.

When Cori is caught in the middle of a bitter feud and a centuries-old greed for Excalibur, will Ryker’s secrets destroy the woman he loves or finally awaken the fierceness inside her?

Available August 5th!

Monday, June 9, 2014

We're moving!

We've built an "everyday" house over on Facebook, and have transitioned this blog into our vacation home. We'll visit to share updates and news, but we're living full time over here now! Follow our page for daily updates on reading, humor, gorgeous hunks, and tiaras.

Help us celebrate at our Housewarming party this Thursday evening--we've got sexy men, prizes, games, and more!

~ The Nine Naughty Novelists ~

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Guest Blogger Gail Bridges - Erotic Horror: Surprised Readers Chime In

I write something few people have ever heard of: Erotic Horror. My novel Inn on the Edge is Erotic Horror. The novel I am currently working on, Over the Edge, is also Erotic Horror. I have recently begun a third project, a co-authored Erotic Horror novel called Fever - and I must say I am enjoying every moment of all that horror, all that eroticism.

But my readers weren't sure what to make of it. They started out confused. Erotic Horror, what is that? Should I give it a try? Those who took the plunge and read Inn on the Edge ended up thrilled and surprised. The vast majority of them loved this exciting new combination.

Unfortunately, the reading public mostly has no idea what to expect from this brand-new genre.

I see it in the reviews my readers leave. Valerie, on Goodreads, writes: "It is the first of its genre that I have read and I was extremely happy that I did get the chance to read this." Rachael, also on Goodreads, writes: "This was an intriguing read for me. I was nervous about reading it because it is advertised as an erotic horror. I didn't really get the horror part. Yes it was frightening but I didn't think overly so."

On the contrary, Rachael—you did get it. "Frightening but not overly so" is exactly what I am after. I strive to create a new type of horror story. I want a story that is less blood-and-guts, less zombies with axes, less blood-thirsty maniacs than the usual horror fare. In my stories, I work to create an atmosphere of fear, and dread, and psychological manipulation, and combine it with erotic overtones.

Psychological manipulation involving sex. Now, that's scary.

Some reviewers very much understand my intent. April Dykes writes: "An erotic twilight zone!" and Kieri writes: "It was eerie and twisty..." A reader who goes by the username BookieLuv may have understood the novel best of all. In her 5 - Star Amazon review, she writes: "The characters were real and you felt their love for each other. You know something is wrong and the characters know something is wrong too but they can't do anything about it. Do you like horror? Do you like erotica? Pick this one up!"

It is my hope that more readers will give this new type of erotic horror a chance. My publisher, Ellora's Cave, is actively building their Shivers line or erotic horror, as are other publishers. I firmly believe that erotic horror is the new up-and-coming genre, and I am not alone.

Besides, they're fun.

Inn on the Edge Blurb

Angela and her brand-new husband Josh have just arrived at their honeymoon destination, a romantic bed-and-breakfast hotel on the breath-taking Washington coast – the Inn on the Edge.

But everything isn’t as it seems. The lessons that come free with the room aren’t for painting the lovely coastal scenery – the lessons are for better sex. Angie and Josh, shocked and titillated, immerse themselves in every sensual offering with each other and with the other newlywed couples at the Inn.

It doesn’t take long for things to go horribly wrong. They discover that the old man running the place is a sex demon, who has been stealing their sensual energy. Worse, he’s dangerously in love with Angie and he has plans for her – plans involving an heirloom wedding ring.

Ellora's Cave:


Gail Bridges
I have three grown children. I live in Seattle, Washington with my husband and our five cats.

In the past I have worked in a variety of different artistic media. I have a BFA in painting from the University of Washington, and for over fifteen years I made award-winning Fine Art Jewelry (silver and handmade ceramics) and sold my work at local and regional Fine Art and Craft shows. My business, Vivid Arts, flourished – but always, I felt driven to write. Two years ago, no longer able to deny the writing muse, I took an open-ended sabbatical from my art shows. Since then, I’ve written two novels and a number of published and unpublished short stories.



Twitter: @GailWBridges


Thursday, May 15, 2014

RT 2014

I'm posting this from New Orleans where six of the Naughties are at the RT Booklovers Convention. we're having a great time but since the Internet here in the hotel SUCKS I'm attempting this on my phone.

And my attempts to upload ppics on my phone are failing.


Here are a few pics from the last couple of days. It's been great connecting with readers, bloggers and fellow authors, and of course New Orleans is awesome!

My RT badge with the pretty award nominee ribbon?
Erin's and my room with all the goodie bags for our Cover Model Karaoke
Our 9NN table on the third level of the hotel

Dinner last night
Erin  and Juniper/Jennifer
Dinner last night

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Guest Blogger Gia Dawn - A Funny Thing Happened While I was Desperate to Make my Deadline

Are you ever too much in your head? So tunnel-visioned on a task that you see it everywhere around you? Concentrating on a project that takes up all your time and energy and leaves nothing left over for other important day to day events?

I recently finished A Roar of Thunder, the 5th in my Red Masks series for Ellora’s Cave, and the last few days had me working non-stop to make my deadline. And as a result, some very interesting things occurred in my normal daily routine.

The first happened when I was walking the dogs and came around a bend to see one of those big orange warning signs in the middle of the road that said FLAGGER AHEAD. Well, A Roar of Thunder is a BDSM themed book and my mind was so filled with whips and chains and other kinky implements that I stopped dead in my tracks and stood staring at a sign that my mind assured me said FLOGGER AHEAD! It actually took me several seconds to realize I was reading the sign wrong and there wasn’t an impromptu dungeon session going on in the middle of my staid suburban neighborhood. When I told my editor, she thought it was hilarious.

The second happened just after I sent in the finished work. My son is getting married on June 8th, and I am in charge of ordering the personalized napkins, etc. Now these things have processing time, you can’t just order one day and expect delivery the next. And while I had my list written down somewhere, I had completely forgotten the wedding was less than 5 weeks away.

That night I dreamed it was the day before the wedding and I had forgotten to order the wedding cake. I drove frantically from bakery to bakery begging anyone to make me a cake overnight, and crashing my car over and over in the parking lots as I tried to explain to my irate that I really was a good mother and didn’t mean to shirk my duties. The dream was so vivid when I woke up I actually had to ask my husband if we were in charge of the wedding cake, which thankfully we weren’t.

Normally my worst nightmares involve zombies and serial killers, so hubby thought it was a hoot that this nightmare was of a completely different ilk. He asked me which one was worse, zombies or facing the wrath of my son. It was honestly a toss-up. I mean, sure zombies and psychotic serial killers are not my favorite things, but having my son that angry with me was an entirely new and terrifying experience—not to mention having to explain myself to his lovely bride-to-be. (She thought the dream was way too funny, and even enjoyed the flogging joke. One has to have a sense of humor when one is writing hot and heavy sex!)

So what about you? What funny things happened to you the last time you were trying to make an important deadline or finish a project that took up all your time? Stop by and let’s have a giggle together.

The latest release in my Red Masks series was Master of Silk, and here is the blurb.

Red Masks, Book Two

For the ladies of the Red Masks, pleasure waits behind every door…and no one is ever who they seem to be.

Physician by day, belly dancer by night, sensual beauty Isabella Seda keeps her two worlds strictly divided—until the arrival of Zayne Saladar, her exotically handsome, widowed new patient.

Unbeknownst to the good doctor, Zayne is also an avid fan of her dancing persona, Silk, and he invites her to a night of anonymous pleasure at the BDSM-heavy Red Mask Society, no questions asked. What he doesn’t reveal? That he’s secretly hoping for happily-ever-after.

After a night of thrilling sex, Dr. Seda is faced with an ethical dilemma. Should she keep her relationship with her new patient strictly professional—or give in to the passion sparking between them?

A Romantica® contemporary erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave

Here is a quick history of my story as a writer: After several deaths in the family and a health scare of my own, I quit writing back in 2008 after releasing several titles with Samhain Publishing. When my son was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes--young adult onset--in May of this year, I did what any good mother would. Cried for several days and then went to check out the Brenda Novak Auction where I bid on, and won, a three chapter critique from Ellora’s Cave!! I pitched to the lovely Julie Naughton at the Readers and Writers weekend sponsored by Lori Foster and Duffy Brown in June, and voila, the Red Masks Series was born. The first in the series, A Taste of Winter, was released Nov, 2013 and the second in the series, Master of Silk was released March 2014.

I also want to state that the Brenda Novak’s Online Auction for Diabetes Research begins May 1st!! Go and check it out. It’s for a great cause and there are some fabulous things up for grabs!!!!


Friday, May 9, 2014

Guest Blogger Jane Leopold Quinn - Sigh…


Not a very positive way to begin a blog post but we here in the Chicago area have had enough of cold temperatures, wind and rain. Thankfully by May, there should be no snow but we Chicagoans know never to say never about the weather. This is a photo of what I can't wait to see every day and not seeing yet this spring. 

And at least my writing desk is in front of the balcony doors so that my view is always to the outside. Our balcony is small, just large enough for two chairs and flowers. I know you gardeners will freak out but all the flowers are fake. Gardening is not my thing. I don't really enjoy digging around in the dirt and watering the flowers every day. We are ten floors up and the wind whips through drying out the plantings, hence watering every day. So, we solved that problem by buying a white trellis from Home Depot (try taking that home on two buses since we don't have a car). Below the trellis is a plastic trough with floral foam and small pebbles. Both are loaded with multi-colored fake flowers from the dollar store. Sometimes the flowers blow away but they're wired pretty tightly to the trellis. This way, no matter what time of year it is, no matter what the weather is, I can look out and see beautiful bright flowers. Here's a photo of them. 

It's been hard for me to write this winter because of the unrelenting cold and snow but I have moved forward with some projects and am also determined to finally finish up my erotic historical western series. What has encouraged me is my first Ellora's Cave release, Lost and Found. That was February 7. 

In my story telling, I find myself obsessed with small towns. I was raised in one, went to college, and taught third grade in one. Then I moved to the big city. Chicago. At that time years ago, I couldn't wait to leave my small Iowa town. Now, apparently, I'm yearning to go back home. Five of my thirteen books take place in a small town. Lost and Found is my sixth small town book. Birchwood Falls was created, populated and designed by me.

Lost and Found is about hunky Marine Marc Rahn who enlisted after his high school graduation to escape the pain of his parents’ fatal car wreck. Now on leave after eight years and multiple Middle East deployments, he returns to his small hometown to put to rest his suspicions that the “accident” might actually have been anything but.

What he doesn’t expect is an intriguing flash of a pierced nipple from a new neighbor on move-in day. The breast’s owner, Phoebe Barnes, is a beautiful young jazz singer who plans to make it big in the music business. Her early years in foster care made her hungry for attention and fame, and she’s out to achieve both at almost any cost.

Despite their differing paths, Marc and Phoebe quickly give in to the sizzling attraction between them. But will their passion turn deadly when the person who killed Marc’s family decides two murders might not have been enough?

Here's an excerpt you might find amusing -- and hot!

Unhhh, what’s that? Phoebe cranked open one eye to check the time. Nine twenty-two. Shit. She’d wanted to sleep until at least ten. Nine twenty-two wasn’t really too early but still—

Rolling off the bed, she slowly trekked to the front room of her small house and peeked out the picture window to see what the ruckus was about. Someone was moving into the bungalow across the street. Finally. The house had been empty for quite a while and was too cute not to have a family living there.

A big man at the back of a truck directed movers into the house. It was a small truck so there wasn’t all that much furniture. An iron bedframe balanced against a tire while the man bent over, his gray t-shirt riding up exposing a muscular back and giving her a peek at a gorgeous ass in snug jeans. He and another man in work clothes hoisted a black leather couch into the air and marched it up the porch steps and through the door.

She put out a hand to balance against the window frame, too curious now to go back to bed. When the man bounded back down the porch steps, his gaze riveted on hers.

His face with its hard features, strong chin and dark shadow of a beard tugged at her heart. Short black hair stuck up over his forehead, which would have made him look boyish if he hadn’t been filling out that t-shirt and jeans so well. She saw all this clearly. The street was only two lanes wide. Did this small amount of furniture mean the fascinating-looking man didn’t have a wife and family? Not that it would make any difference to her.

He lifted a hand to shade his eyes, a big grin splitting his face.

She shivered. The arm holding her up shook. “Oh my God!” Slamming back to the side of the window, she pressed both palms against the wall’s rough plaster.

Naked! She’d just shot him full-frontal nudity. She’d been so engrossed in the sight of him she’d completely forgotten her own bare-assedness. Oh shit! He’ll either never speak to me or he’ll be over here in five minutes.

How the hell was she going to get back to the protection of the bedroom? Her tiny house offered a clear view from the front window all the way through to the back. Afraid to peek around the curtain to see if he was still watching, she realized how cold she was. Her nipples—with a little gold ring piercing one tip—stood out like ripe, hard raspberries. Of course it was the chilly temperature and not her immediate attraction to the man’s jeans. And chest. And flat belly…

Okay. Pull yourself together. Just sprint to the bedroom. He’s probably not looking any longer. Just go!

She flew through the bedroom door, threw herself onto the rumpled bed and pulled the covers up to her chin. A fine time to be embarrassed by her nudity but she liked to pick the time and place to grace a man with her body.

And welcoming a new neighbor with a buck-naked flash wasn’t quite the same as taking over a plate of cookies or a tuna casserole.

Then it hit her again. She had just flashed the new neighbor. Laughter pealed out in a rush. Jesus. What a nutcase. Well it probably wasn’t the first naked woman he’d ever seen. Unless maybe he was gay?

Crap! What a waste that would be.


“Well I’ll be damned.”

“Did you say something, Mr. Rahn?”

His balls had instantly drawn up into the hot shelter of his groin, his cock swelling in interest. Swallowing heavily the last spit in his mouth, he stood transfixed.

He would have to have perfect long-distance eyesight.

Lost and Found is an erotic M/F novel and is available here:

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Jane Leopold Quinn

My Romance: Love With a Scorching Sensuality

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Thursday, May 8, 2014

Sur-reality Show

So I recently found out that I live near a reality show. For real. Now, I live in a town of roughly 5,000 people. What are the chances that one family's worth of those residents would appear on the Discovery Channel on Sunday nights?

Alaska: The Last Frontier follows the Kilcher clan, longtime homesteaders here in Homer, as they hunt, fish, skin rabbits, run their farm, deal with the extreme conditions, raise children, and do other typical Alaska-type things.

It's not an uncommon lifestyle here in Alaska, in fact, many people, including us, do many of those things. It honestly never occurred to me that it would make good reality-show material. But come to find out, people love watching the Kilchers. The show is now in its 4th season. Over 134,000 people follow their Facebook page, for goodness' sake.

I have to admit I haven't watched it, but plenty of people in town do. The buzz is that some things are exaggerated or staged, but the gist of the show is real. I finally decided I should check it out online. I can't tell you how surreal it is to go on the Discovery website and see someone I've chatted with in the grocery store on "live cam", trudging out to the woodshed. Is that really something people want to see? Apparently so! There were over a hundred people logged into the chat window, talking about Charlotte going to the woodshed.


I'm really not sure I want to watch the show; it would feel like spying on my neighbors. The Kilchers live maybe fifteen miles away as the crow flies, and I often visit a family who lives just down the road from them. Although I don't know all the Kilchers, I've been to parties with some of them. I've even been to Otto's house. Little did I know that before long, they'd be kinda-sorta-famous, in that reality/celebrity limbo kind of way.

Honestly, it's a little bit demoralizing for a writer. Here I sit in my little cabin, brainstorming ideas until the blood seeps from my ears, when maybe I should just be putting up a live camera.  I find my daily life pretty ordinary, and it certainly never occurred to me that it might be worth televising. "There goes Juniper, trudging to the kitchen to make more tea. There she goes to the outhouse." Ooh, yes, outhouse-cam, now you're talking!

But then another strange thing happened. A few author friends of mine began receiving calls from a producer in LA. Apparently he's interested in shooting a pilot for a reality show about ... you guessed it, Alaskan romance authors. Something about steaming up the long winter nights. So there you go. Take it from me, if they can make a reality show about writers sitting at their computers -- even in Alaska -- they can make a reality show about anything.

So can you imagine a reality show in your town/neighborhood/house? Would you want to star in one?