Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Tuesday Night Hospitality Suite

Welcome to Tuesday's Hospitality Suite!  Hope you had a fun day chatting with our guest bloggers. Feel free to browse through the books and leave a comment for the authors.  Each author's name will link back to their personal website where you can get more great information and see what other books they've written.

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Worth the Risk
by Robin Bielman


Their love was ancient history…until their paths crossed again.

Samantha Bennett put Dean Malloy out of her mind five years ago, when he broke her heart after a summer fling. But now he’s back in her life, and ready to steal a heritage protection contract that could make or break her career–if he doesn’t steal her heart first. Samantha’s vowed to hate him, but it’s more than anger heating the competition between them.

With sparks flying across the conference table and sizzling in every touch, Dean proposes a weekend liaison. Anything to have Sam again; anything to get her out of his system. But the unresolved feelings between them complicate both their personal and professional lives, and one wild weekend could turn into a disaster that would destroy the one job that means more to Samantha than anything. For a shot at love…is it worth the risk?


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The Murder King's Summons
by Jamie Leigh Hansen

In THE MURDER KING'S SUMMONS, after rescuing her vampire lover, the King of the Murder, Sebastian, Mary must now prove her worth as his mate. But when her past clashes with her future and lives are at stake - literally - a woman does what she must. Will their love survive her sacrifice?



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Million Dollar Mistake
by Meg Lacey


Taking care of business may cost him his heart.

In addition to overseeing the financial affairs of the wealthy Kristoff family, Nicholas Demetrious specializes in hauling its rambunctious members out of trouble. Especially his distant cousin, Raven Rutledge.

The tabloids love her bad-girl antics, sexy pout, and body made for sin. Nicholas would love to spank the bejesus out of her, but this time the situation is too serious to entertain such a fantasy. A lucrative business deal with the Exeters is in jeopardy, and Jackson Exeter Sr.'s ultimatum is clear: Remove this man-eater from my country house, or the deal is off.

Raven is in way over her head. She accepted the invitation to the Exeters' Adirondack house party as a refreshing change from her jet-setting lifestyle—until she learns the guest list includes his entire family. His ex-girlfriend. And the junior Exeter's intention to propose.

If ever she needed suave, sophisticated Nicholas's persuasive powers, it's now. Then he's there with a plan to get her out of this tangle: sweep her off her feet. But their pretend passion turns all too real. And what started out as a weekend of fun threatens to shatter into betrayal and heartbreak.

Warning: Contains a tabloid sweetheart who loves to be bad, a sexy hero with little patience for mind games, and a game of strip pool that will make you rethink your weekend plans.


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Deception
by Kris Kennedy


A dashing con man
Breaking and entering to reclaim her corrupt late father’s ledger comes surprisingly easily to Sophia Darnly. But is it mere coincidence that her misdeed unexpectedly reunites her with Kier, the outlaw lover who abandoned her years ago?

A lady skilled in trickery
Time has not erased Sophia from Kier’s heart, nor tamed her fiery spirit. She boldly insinuates herself into his plans. But Kier is on a mission of revenge, and can’t allow even the woman he once loved to stop him.

A game that could get them both killed
The danger mounts as they lure the leader of a powerful consortium who needs the fabled Darnly ledger—and all its damning details about the wealthiest merchants of England— to execute his nefarious plan. Their rekindled passion burns hot, but when they discover they too are the targets of a deadly deception, the fate of their love, and of England itself, lies in the balance.


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Make Me Sweat
by Avril Ashton

Charged with planting a listening device in the office of a dangerous nightclub owner, Ever Marcille accepts an invite from her target to indulge in some naughty play. She didn’t count on their mutual, insatiable need, or the many ways his closely guarded secrets are intertwined with hers.

Undercover federal agent Simon Dakin has one thing on his mind, catching the arms dealer known as Ghost. That’s until he spies the mysterious woman at his bar. Time after time she comes in, teasing his senses. Starring in his fantasies. He promises himself one night with her in his arms, but a single taste isn’t possible. He’s hooked.

Even as their secrets intrude, Dak and Ever succumb to their desires. But time is running out. Secrets past and present must be revealed. Can their new-found feelings survive the many blows, or is this over before it even begins?


Shelby Morgen

Award winning author Shelby Morgen loves writing off-beat tales that defy as many rules as possible. She likes chocolate with her peanut butter, Suspense with her Romance, and kink with her sex. She's always had a hard time keeping Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Paranormal from mixing with her kink. Fortunately for Shelby, electronic publishing has opened many new doors for cross-genre authors and artists.
Shelby shares her belief in electronic publishing with her longtime friend and partner, Bill, her husband of 30 plus years.

When you can catch her awake and not buried up to her eyebrows in work, Shelby will assure you this is the best job in the world -- she's the keeper of dreams.

Shelby's got a Facebook page, but she doesn't hang out there much -- the Vampire Wars will suck her in.


Don't forget to stop by Lucy's YouTube Link for movie night!





170 comments:

Robin Bielman said...

Hi everyone! I'm here and happy to chat and answer any questions! (I'm also a little nervous - this is my first time doing something like this.)

Robin Bielman said...

I also want to give a shout out to Jamie, Meg, Kris, Avril and Shelby! It's really great to be part of your group tonight!

brandi said...

Hi all!!! can't wait to talk to all the authors!
Starter question: what made you decide to write what you write

Jamie Leigh Hansen said...

Hi Robin! I second your shout out to Meg, Kris, Avril and Shelby! There are so many awesome stories mentioned tonight. :)

Avril Ashton said...

Hi all!

Avril Ashton said...

Thanks for the shout-out, Robin. Happy to meet you and Jamie, Meg, Kris and Shelby ;-)

Robin Bielman said...

Hi Brandi! Thanks so much for being here! I decided to write contemporary because it's one of my favorite genres to read. Worth the Risk came about after I read an article in Outside magazine and an idea for a hero popped into my head. :)

Avril Ashton said...

Brandi, for me it was simple. The sweet and tame romances don't really work for me. I'm voyeur. Watching people fall in love and seeing all it entails, even the dirty bits was my thing. I wanted to write romance, but with sex. 'Nuff sex.

ad0ffae6-78f6-11e1-8cde-000bcdcb5194 said...

Avril, I was curious...do you have a preference between writing m/m and writing m/f? Do you approach one a lot differently than the other?

Trix, vitajex(at)aol(dot)com

Robin Bielman said...

Hi Jamie and Avril!

Jamie Leigh Hansen said...

Hi Brandi,
Great question. :)I have always believed in love and relationships, so Romance was a given for me. I'd read any romance book, anywhere, no matter what some might say about it.

But when it comes to writing paranormal, I really wanted something exciting and fun and far from all the typical drama I'd see around me. I've written nephilim with special powers and now vampires and werewolves with one human woman who runs the show. :)

Neomie Lemke said...

Robin the book sounds like it will have plenty of sexual tension between the two characters. Love those moments. And cannot wait to read it.
I love plots that bring to old lovers back together and this one sounds like it will be all complicated with the business rivalry between the two. Looking forward to it.

Changeling said...

Hi! I'm here -- Finally! A little confused, but here. And yeah, my first time, as well. I've done online conferences before, but only in chat rooms, so I had a little trouble finding the front door!

I'm here as Margaret Riley (AKA Shelby Morgen) Publisher, http://ChangelingPress.com. Multiple personalities? Who, me? Excuse me while I tell the voices in my head to shut up...

Jamie Leigh Hansen said...

Hi Avril,
I love what you said! I guess I'm a bit voyeuristic also, because I want to know the entire story. Not just they closed the door and worked it all out off-stage. LOL

Robin Bielman said...

Hi Neomie! Thank you so much! Yes, there is lots of sexual tension! And uh, lots they do about it, too. :)

Shelly said...

Interesting collection of titles tonight....I'm off to check them out!!

Robin Bielman said...

Hi Margaret!

Jamie Leigh Hansen said...

LOL Hi Margaret! Let the voices join us. The more the merrier. LOL

Changeling said...

Jamie, I'm so with you there. I started writing Erotica before I knew it was Erotica -- as a teenager I'd get into my mother's stash of main stream action adventure/ suspense, all of which had a lot more graphic encounters than the romance novels I'd read. Loved the romance, but I also liked the more graphic scenes. So as a writer, combining the two seemed only natural.

Jamie Leigh Hansen said...

I did that, too! Well, my mom doesn't read, but I borrowed books from her friends and learned so much about intimate relations. Thank you, Bertrice Small!

Changeling said...

Hey! Where's my butterfly? There's supposed to be a logo beside my name -- our little blue butterfly. Come back, little Changeling!

Avril Ashton said...

Trix, I have to say that right now, I love delving into the m/m part of my writing. Aside from the obvious differences, I find my men don't really have clearly defined roles as to who is the lead, if you know what I mean. So I deal with mostly alpha heroes, none willing to give an inch. It's wonderful to take them high and watch them fall. Good times.

Avril Ashton said...

Jamie, nothing pisses me off than a love scene that slams the bedroom door in my face. LOL I take it as a personal affront. Fling that door open, damn it! Better yet, invite me in and make me watch.

brandi said...

Use to babysit and she would give me her older romance books! That is how I got into reading romance.

brandi said...

I agree. If your not going to let me watch don't do it.

Avril Ashton said...

LOL Brandi, I stole my first romance novel from my mom. Then she started hiding them from me and I started tearing the house apart in search of them. Ahh, memories.

Changeling said...

I love M/M, both as a publisher and an editor. As a writer I'm written only a couple of M/M scenes -- in my Troll's Blog series there's a m/m/m/m/m/f relationship that was so much fun to write! One of our authors, Kira Stone, has talked me into doing a M/M with her next year set in the multi-author Rookery Cove world. My character's a dragon shifter with a predictably bad temper. :-)

ad0ffae6-78f6-11e1-8cde-000bcdcb5194 said...

I definitely love m/m best...much wider array of appealing male characters, and it's harder to predict the arc of the romance.

vitajex(at)aol(dot)com

Avril Ashton said...

Changeling, I adore m/m reads; they're just so good. The quality of what's put there is astoundingly awesome!

Linda Henderson said...

These all sound like a great group of books. Thank you for introducing us to them.

Robin Bielman said...

Okay, confession... I only read my first romance 6 years ago. Now I'm very busy trying to catch up!

Robin Bielman said...

Hi Linda! Thanks for stopping by!

Meg Lacey said...

Hi, I'm Meg Lacey.

I'm so happy to be here. I have two new releases, Million Dollar Mistake which will be released from Samhain on Oct. 23, and The Sparrow and The Hawk, which released Sept. 30.

MDM is contemporary romance with two love stories, one primary and one secondary.

The Sparrow and The Hawk is a paranormal romance with a lot of mystery and humor.
I have a video up on the you tube for movie night.

So, what would you like to know about me or my writing, or just my take on life? Meg

Jamie Leigh Hansen said...

I have always wondered, and this might look like a dumb question, but with the way romance is often considered for women and full of relationship stuff that many (not all) guys don't like to talk about let alone read, is it tough to write a m/m romance and resolve the relationship in a guy-like way? I mean, how is discussing the relationship done differently than with a woman in the mix?

Avril Ashton said...

WHHAAT!! Robin, damn. Only 6 years ago?? Welcome to the dark side, feels better on this side, doesn't it? I mean this IS where all the sexiness be at ;-)

Hey Linda, welcome :-)

Jamie Leigh Hansen said...

Hi Linda, so glad you could join us! When did you first start to read romance?

Robin Bielman said...

Hi Meg!

Jamie Leigh Hansen said...

Avril - 6 years ago? There's a story there. Please share. :)

Changeling said...

I love our M/M authors -- Sean Michael, Kira Stone, Mychael Black, Kate Hill, Jade Buchanan, Willa Okati... if they don't have anything new on the calendar I track them down and start poking. Hey! I need my fix! LOL. We're working on the schedule for 2013. Great lineup coming. I'm excited!

I don't see the site link showing up -- maybe I'm not looking in the right place.

Margaret Riley
AKA Shelby Morgen
Publisher
http://ChangelingPress.com

Jamie Leigh Hansen said...

Hi Meg!

Jamie Leigh Hansen said...

But your butterfly is looking pretty. :)

Robin Bielman said...

The dark side is SO much better, Avril! ;)

Avril Ashton said...

LOL Jamie, that is my challenge. Women talk about their feelings. Men don't, or at least the majority of them don't. For the record, Mr A is a talker of feelings. I'm not.

The stubborn factor is ratcheted higher with m/m. Lots more sex. Heh. I like dealing with men who aren't, let's say, morally upright. Their actions speak more than their words in my stories.

brandi said...

Wow makes me feel perverted as I have been reading them for over 20 years now and am only 35!

Jamie Leigh Hansen said...

I'd say Mr. JLH is the same. He'll talk feelings for hours. I am so unromantic next to him. :)

Tammie - Night Owl Reviews said...

Thanks for sharing your blubs. Lots of new books to checkout.

Million Dollar Mistake is on my must list. Love the presents style storyline.

Robin Bielman said...

Jamie, I think you mean me. In my younger ~cough, cough~ days I was a huge mystery lover. I also loved Stephen King and Ray Bradbury. But honestly, I didn't read *a lot.* I was much more a TV and movie buff. Now, though, I'm seriously addicted to reading when I'm not writing. :)

Jamie Leigh Hansen said...

I am 37, so that would beeeeee 24 years? Really? Why did I do the math?

Meg Lacey said...

Hi Robin. Welcome to the romance world. :)
Meg

Robin Bielman said...

Brandi - you're lucky! I wish my mom or girlfriends had introduced me to romance when I was in my teens. I feel like I really missed out. And hung out with the wrong crowd. lol

Changeling said...

Jamie, RE: M/M relationships -- men tend to be both more direct and more evasive. When they're sure about something they won't bury their feelings in euphemisms. Guys, at least in romance, are more likely to say "I want you" instead of "Do you want to go get a cup of coffee." On the other hand, if a guy's not sure his feelings are returned, he's more likely to avoid a situation that could get him hurt badly. I think that's what makes the "I'm not gay" guy such a wonderful enigma to explore as a writer.

Margaret Riley
AKA Shelby Morgen
Publisher
http://ChangelingPress.com

Jamie Leigh Hansen said...

Robin, I'm sorry. What made you pick up a romance?

Hi Tammie!

Robin Bielman said...

Hi Meg! Thank you! It's awesome to be here!

Lexi H said...

The Sparrow and The Hawk, I like the sound of that! Is it a stand alone or do you plan on making it a series Meg?

Jamie Leigh Hansen said...

Margaret, thank you for explaining. :)

Meg Lacey said...

Tammy, thanks so much for liking the story line of Million Dollar Mistake.

I had a great time writing it.

Meg

Avril Ashton said...

I know some authors don't read while writing, or some romance authors don't read romances at all.

How about you guys?

For me, I must read. Seriously I don't go a day without reading. It's a drug, I tell you. I only read m/m romance despite writing both m/m and m/f.

Jamie Leigh Hansen said...

Hi Lexi! Welcome to the party!

Kris Kennedy said...

Hi ladies, both readers and the other authors! Lucy, thanks so, so much for letting me play with Jamie, Robin, Meg, Avril, and Shelby, and of course all these fabulous readers. :)

Brandi~ re: your question...I started writing medievals because of Nancy Richards-Akers. If anyone remembers her. :) She wrote Wild Irish Skies, one of my first ever romances, and I was H.O.O.K.E.D. :)

Changeling said...

Blurbs! /headdesk
Speaking of M/M, Sean Michael's got a new M/M release -- Rose and Thorne: Every Rose Has His Thorne
Blurb: The minute they meet, Thorne knows Rose is his. Can he convince the beautiful stud it's true?
Sean just finished the Shibari Auction House Series, one of my favorites.

Margaret Riley
AKA Shelby Morgen
Publisher
http://ChangelingPress.com

Kris Kennedy said...

Ohh, Avril, I'm with Brandi--totally agree with you about being a voyeur! Open the damned door. ;)

Robin Bielman said...

Jamie, I was a freelance writer and writing bride and wedding pieces that were a bit on the steamy side (per my boss's request). Another writer read my articles and asked if I'd ever thought about writing a romance novel and if not, then I should. I swear to you, a bell went off in my head and I knew that was exactly what I wanted to do! But since I'd never read any romance novels, I knew I had to start there. I went out and bought Carly Phillips' The Bachelor and never looked back. :)

Changeling said...

I should probably say something about submissions, as well.

We're currently accepting submissions for 2013 for both Changeling Press
http://www.changelingpress.com/submissions.php
and Razor's Edge Press (Our twisted sister)
http://razorsedgepress.com/index.php/submissions

Margaret Riley
AKA Shelby Morgen
Publisher
http://ChangelingPress.com

Meg Lacey said...

Lexie,

The Sparrow and the Hawk is a series. It's Book one in Tales of the Sparrow.

The next book is called, The Sparrow and The Vixen's Three. It will be out next year. The books stand alone but are part of a building regarding storyline and characters.

Million dollar Mistake is also a series, book one in Million Dollar Men. These romances are stand alone, with the twist that all the men in the series are millionaires. Oh don't you wish!!!!! meg

Robin Bielman said...

Hi Kris!

Jamie Leigh Hansen said...

Hi Kris! You're so right, I just jumped in. Thank you, Lucy! I'm killing my typical writing style with all the !!!! LOL

Isn't it wonderful when an author captures you and influences the rest of your life because she told such an amazing story?

Robin Bielman said...

Is it okay if I say I have a fun contest going on on my blog right now if anyone wants to check it out... http://robinbielman.com/blog

One of the nicest things about my debut novella was that I share the title with a recent release by my good friend and mentor. We think it was fate! :)

brandi said...

Kris, good to see you again! I can't wait til your next comes out!

Who is your favorite non romance author?

Mine is Sue Grafton!

Do you prefer to write series or single titles?

Changeling said...

Avril, as a writer, publisher, and editor I tend to compartmentalize. I don't have a lot of authors, personally (some of our editors edit full time and handle more than a dozen authors). I usually only edit one or two books a month, or I wouldn't have time to write at all.

I don't have a lot of time as it is, so when I'm writing I don't edit. When I'm editing I'm looking for plot continuity and characterization consistency, and I can't give that my full attention with my own characters pecking at the backs of my eyeballs.

Margaret Riley
AKA Shelby Morgen
Publisher
http://ChangelingPress.com

Jamie Leigh Hansen said...

Robin, so you were writing romances without quite realizing it? Good on you for taking up the challenge. :)

Robin Bielman said...

I was, Jamie! I realized at that moment that what I liked best about the books I did read or the movies I loved watching, was the bit of romance. I'm not sure why it took me so long to figure that out, but I'm really glad I did.

Avril Ashton said...

Brandi, I don't have a fave non-romance author because I tend to shy away from anything where people aren't going at it like rabbits.

I always start a book thinking it's a stand-alone then somewhere near the end, I just know it'll be a series. I like it and sometimes I don't. The pressure to deliver is there, at least in my head.

Changeling said...

Funny editing story. I started editing quite by accident -- we had a couple of dyslexic authors who write great stories but were driving their editors crazy. I'm dyslexic, as well, so I inherited them.

We get along well. I don't ask stupid questions like "Are you sure that's the right word?" -- and I use a fleet of proof readers who understand what they're up against. :-)

Margaret Riley
AKA Shelby Morgen
Publisher
http://ChangelingPress.com

Kris Kennedy said...

Brandi~
Thanks!! Hopefully the self-pubbed novella, Elizabethan Ireland setting, will be ready by Christmas, and also maybemaybemaybe a super-sexy contemp too. I'm *loving* branching out from straight medievals.

Fav non-romance author...? That is FREAKING HARD! I guess I can't say Laura Ingalls Wilder or Lucy Maud Montgomery. (Anne of Green Gables), can I? :)

I love thrillers, so read a lot of those, and mysteries. I love Lisa Scottoline. But I admit, I spend a lot of time reading (and loving, so it's not a hardship) non-fiction for research. You know the kind: THE HOUSEHOLD KNIGHTS OF KING JOHN or THE ENGLISH MERCHANT COMMUNITY IN 14TH CENTURY BRUGES, kind-of thing. Total dweeb. ;)

Jamie Leigh Hansen said...

Now your readers can be glad you did, too. What was your favorite thing about writing Samantha and Dean's story? What scene sparked the whole idea?

Changeling said...

Brandi, I don't have a favorite contemporary non-romance author because I'm classically ADD -- way too many projects going on at one time. If I have time to read non-work related I'll pick up Tolkien or the Harry Potter books or David Eddings. I love High Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, and Dark Fantasy.

Margaret Riley
AKA Shelby Morgen
Publisher
http://ChangelingPress.com

Raonaid Luckwell said...

Soo need Kris Kennedy's book...

Kris Kennedy said...

Avril~

That's a great question--what do writers read while we're writing? I'm different from you, I think, in that I *generally* don't read romances if I'm struggling with the 'flow' of my own story. I don't want to get depressed by how much better everyone else is than me LOL

But beyond than genre, I think I read fiction for inspiration and excitement, so if something's knocking my socks off, I'll read it no matter what it is.

Robin Bielman said...

LOL, Avril!

Can I answer the favorite non-romance author question, too? I've got two. I love Jim Butcher and his Dresden Files books (I have a serious crush on Harry Dresden and named my dog after him.) And I love Thomas Sniegoski's Remy Chandler series. (I have a crush on Remy, too.)

Jamie Leigh Hansen said...

My favorite non-romance author is RA Salvatore. My husband got me hooked on Drizzt D'Urden. A dark elf with a soul of light. Though Mr. JLH says Drizzt is going dark.

Kris Kennedy said...

Jamie~
LOL. Yeah, stay away from the math. :)

brandi said...

Well if you only read romance, who is your favorite romance author?

I have a soft spot for Julie garwood and Shelley Laurenston. I love how likeable julie makes her heroines and how manly her males are with trying to deal with the women in their lives.
I love shelly's pride series is a wonderful paranormal romance/comedy. she has a way of giving the character's lines that has me laughing out loud. Which has my hubby just shaking his head at me.

Kris Kennedy said...

Well, guess I should have just sat back and waited for the other authors to say their favorite non-romance author, and then just followed up with, "Yeah,what she said!" ;)

You ladies have named a lot of the authors whose storytelling I also love. We're little book-lovin' peas in a pod. :) From Jim Butcher to Tolkien, yes.

Meg Lacey said...

I'm jumping in to the fav. non-romance writer too.

I really like Lisa Gardner, Phillipa Gregory, Tess Geritson, J.D. Robb... all except Phillipa came from the romance world.

And Kris, I too love Laura Ingals Wilder. :)

Other recent favs are Kate Morton, Tatania de Rosney (sp.) and the writer of Discovery of Witches.

romance wise: Susan Elizabeth Phillips, we went to school together both theatre majors and did summer stock on cape cod. A real blast.
Meg

Jamie Leigh Hansen said...

Kris - LOL

Hi Raonaid! I agree, Kris Kennedy's Deception looks awesome!

Robin Bielman said...

I loved every minute of writing Sam and Dean's story, Jamie. It was really one of those stories that just flowed. (Which does NOT happen all the time, darn it.) It started with Dean, actually, not a scene, and then I built the story around him.

Thanks for asking! What about you guys? Do you start with a scene/plot idea or character?

Kris Kennedy said...

Meg~
LOL, I was totally skimming your post while talking to hubby in the background, and I thought you wrote "romance wise: Susan Elizabeth Phillips, we went to bed together..." I stopped my husband cold, mid-sentence, and said, "Sweetie, hang on a second...." :)

Kris Kennedy said...

Raonaid, you doll. Thank-you for saying that! (And I will pay you later, k?) ;)

Jamie Leigh Hansen said...

Julie Garwood's The Wedding is how I got Mr. JLH to read romance. :) Christine Feehan's Carpathians kept him reading romance. LOL Sorry. Hubby on the brain since it's his birthday, but he had to work.

brandi said...

Well night all. Eastern time zone and bedtime for me!

Meg Lacey said...

Well Kris,
We did have the same room in summer stock, but I think we also shared it with 2 other women. LOL

I remember also we spent a lot of time on a bay window windowseat, supposedly running lines for performance but actually watching the hunky men in the company.
:)

Meg

Kris Kennedy said...

Night Brandi! Thanks for being so great to chat with. :)

Kris Kennedy said...

Meg~

Well, that sounds about perfect. :) How wonderful of a summer it must have been.

Robin Bielman said...

Goodnight, Brandi!

Jamie Leigh Hansen said...

Good night, Brandi!

Robin, I started my Murder Tales series (The Murder King's Woman) with a ditty.

“99 veins of blood to tap,
99 veins of bloood…
Pick the best flavor and drain it dry.
There’ll be 98 veins of blood to try.”

The story flowed from there. :)

HockeyVampiress said...

Busy tonight but wanted to stop by and say hi to everyone in the hospitality suite tonight!

Shell

calstephanie said...

Hi everyone! Another great list of books I'm going to have to look to add to my must read list. :)

Jamie Leigh Hansen said...

Hi Shell :)

Jamie Leigh Hansen said...

Hi CalStephanie!

Robin Bielman said...

Oh, I love that, Jamie.

Avril Ashton said...

Night all, it's way past my bedtime here in New York. I'll stop by in the a.m.

Thanks for hanging :-)

Robin Bielman said...

Hi Shel! Hi Stephanie!

Jamie Leigh Hansen said...

'Night, Avril!

Thanks, Robin. :)

Robin Bielman said...

Goodnight, Avril! It was great meeting you!

Meg Lacey said...

Hey everyone.

I have to leave. I'm in EST and I have an early appt. Wed. am.

I've loved chatting with all of you. I'll be blogging on Friday, stop back and say hi.

I was so happy to meet all of you. Take Care.

Meg

robertsonreads said...

Hi ladies,
Thank you for making the time here at ORR, as it is very much appreciated.
I have read romance books for over 36 years. I picked up a romance book the summer of 1975. I had took one of those tests in school that checks you for math, language & reading. I did very poorly on the reading section, as the counselor told my mom. Her advice was to get me more involved in reading. So that summer I picked up a book and the rest is history. I don't go a day that I don't read.
Many thanks to all the authors out there throughout the years.

Robin Bielman said...

Nice meeting you too, Meg!

Robin Bielman said...

Hi robertsonreads! Thanks for sharing your story with us! I try to read every day, too. It makes my day so much better, even if I just get to escape for a few minutes. Happy reading!

calstephanie said...

I'm trying to catch up! How's everyone doing tonight? :)

Elf2060 said...

Hi everyone! I have been distracted for the past couple of days and behind on everything so I am sorry to be so late showing up. I know that most of the East Coast folks have signed off so hopefully I will remember to stop by and wave tomorrow sometime. I have enjoyed reading all of the posts and thank you for sharing!

Raonaid Luckwell said...

<3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 Kris!!

Sherri W. said...

Another round of wonderful looking books. Just lurking around and reading all the wonderful comments and stories.

Robin Bielman said...

Hi Stephanie! I'm great - this has been lots of fun! I don't know why I was nervous. How are you?

Robin Bielman said...

Hi Elf! Hi Sherri!

I'm on the west coast, and a night owl, so I'll keep popping back in. :)

calstephanie said...

Hi Robin,

I'm doing great! I was reading the blurb on your book. It sounds great. Gonna check out your website now. :)

Jamie Leigh Hansen said...

Understandable. Good night, Meg!

Hi Robertsonreads! Thanks for joining us. :) I'm so glad your mom encouraged you. I think a love of reading makes learning so much easier!

Hi Elf2060. :)I am sorry you missed them, but we on the West Coast would love to visit. :)

calstephanie said...

Hi Jamie! :)

Jamie Leigh Hansen said...

Hi Sherri!

Stephanie - I am loving the ORR! This is very exciting to be a part of. How are you?

calstephanie said...

I'm doing great. The ORR is great. :) I'm loving getting to interact with all of the authors. :)

Blogless Pat said...

Hi all I am really new to all this stuff. Enjoyed myself this afternoon with some of the authors so I'm back for more.

Jamie Leigh Hansen said...

So far, what have you enjoyed most? What do you think of the cover models? Did you visit movie night? Those trailers are amazing!

calstephanie said...

Everything so far. The cover models were yummy! I'm watching the trailers now, been jumping back and forth. :) PJ Party last night was lots of fun, and definately enjoying the blog chats. :)

Jamie Leigh Hansen said...

I'm still working on my Twitter-ness, so missed the PJ Party. But yes, on the trailers. :)

calstephanie said...

Robin ~ I'm checking out your website and it says you love the beach. Which beach is your favorite down in So Cal?

Blogless Pat said...

I visited the movie night. But I'm not on either of the websites for the cover models. It was really interesting interacting with Rick Reed about serial killers even though I'm not a big fan of that kind of writing.

Robin Bielman said...

Hey Stephanie! Thank you! And I have to agree, the ORR is awesome. I think I could hang out here all night. :)

Hi Blogless Pat! It's great to see you here! Thanks for coming back.

Blogless Pat said...

Hi Robin,
Liked the synopsis of your book. Am putting it on my to read list.

Jamie Leigh Hansen said...

Hi Pat! I agree. Rick Reed was pretty fascinating. :) What do you normally read?

Robin Bielman said...

I'm not too picky about my beaches, Stephanie. :) We live closest to Zuma Beach and go there all the time, but there are lots of less known beaches that we frequent, too. Carpinteria has a great beach. And way down south La Jolla is pretty awesome. Oh, and Santa Monica/Venice is great for people watching!

Thanks for visiting my website!

Robin Bielman said...

Thanks so much, Blogless Pat!

calstephanie said...

Jamie ~ Your book sounds interesting. :) What made you decide to write about Vampires?

Blogless Pat said...

Hi Jamie.
I'm a big romance reader. Contemporary, historical, paranormal, fantasy - I read them all.

calstephanie said...

Robin ~ I grew up a couple hours from the Central Coast so Morro Bay and Pismo are my favorites, but there's nothing like a California beach. I was just down in Santa Monica during Labor Day weekend. Tons of people to watch there. :)

Jamie Leigh Hansen said...

Thanks, Stephanie. :) I love reading about vampires but had never thought of writing one until I was approached by Trisha Telep, editor of The Mammoth books.

She asked me to and I was excited at the thought. I spent a few weeks thinking of every book and movie I'd read or seen with vampires and how could I write anything I hadn't already seen - and Mary was born. LOL

I wrote the first very short story, The Murder King's Woman, and when it came out in print, Mary let me know her story wasn't finished. The Murder King's Summons, a less short story, came pouring out. :)

Now I am writing the 3rd Mary story, this one to be a novella. :)

Jamie Leigh Hansen said...

Great to meet another eclectic reader, Pat! :)

calstephanie said...

Jamie ~ That's awesome. I look forward to reading them. :)

Jamie Leigh Hansen said...

Thank you, Stephanie! Have fun when you do. :)

Robin Bielman said...

Stephanie, I've only driven through Morro Bay and Pismo Beach on our way to San Francisco, and both are gorgeous. Seriously, give me some sand and the waves, and I'm good. Throw in a chair and a book and you might have send a search party. :)

calstephanie said...

Jamie ~ I will! :)

Robin ~ I know the feeling. Everyone up here in Washington tells me they have beaches up here and I'm like, No, these are not beaches. LOL

flchen1 said...

Hi, everyone! Thanks for sharing a bit about your stories tonight--I can see that this week is all about adding to my TBR! :)

Jamie Leigh Hansen said...

Hi flchen1! TBR piles rule! The house. LOL

calstephanie said...
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calstephanie said...

TBR pile, read pile ... I've got book stacks everywhere!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Robin Bielman said...

Stephanie, I imagine it's a bit colder at your beaches. A few years ago my hubby and I were in Seattle and I loved it. We also stayed on Whidby Island (I think I spelled that right), which was lovely.

Hi flchen1! I'm adding to my pile, too!

Robin Bielman said...

Not only do I have book stacks galore, but my Kindle and Nook (yes, I have both) are loaded, too! I joke that I don't have a thing for shoes, I have a thing for books.

Kris Kennedy said...

Jamie~

LOL, love your Murder Tales ditty. :) I know what you mean, about writing an opening, and it was some sort of portal for the rest of the book. That happened for my previous book, DEFIANT. No ditty, though, Darn. Should have done a ditty. :)

Hi Shell, calstephanie, Elf, Sherri W., and flchen1

Kris Kennedy said...

Robertsonreads, what a wonderful story about how you came to find romance, b/c of doing poorly on a reading test in school, and your counselor suggested your mother get you more involved in reading. Looks like it worked. :)

So often, being a parent is more about guiding and providing opportunities. Kids will usually pick the path that’s right for them.

calstephanie said...

Robin ~ I live 90 min north of Seattle. Seattle is one of my favorite places and I don't get down there nearly as often as I like. Whidbey is gorgeous! :)

calstephanie said...

Hi Kris!

Blogless Pat said...

Robin,
Saw your comment about your stack of books, kindle and nook. Just wanted to say I have an e-reader but I love my print editions there's nothing like having a book to hold in your hands and reading.

calstephanie said...

Blogless Pat ~ That's so true! I have the Kindle and Nook apps, but I probably won't break down and by an e-reader until I absolutely have to. LOL Although, I won't say no to a free one. ;)

Jamie Leigh Hansen said...

Hi Kris :) Thanks! The ditty was a surprise to me. :)

And I so agreed on parents providing opportunities. Often just showing them their options is all you have to do, then they pick the right path for themselves. :)

flchen1 said...

ROFL, Jamie!! Um, have you been sneaking around my house, perchance? ;) DH is quite tired of tripping over the stacks of books around our house--now they aren't just mine, but our kids have piles of their own :D

Robin Bielman said...

I agree, Pat! It took me awhile to get an eReader because I love holding a book in my hands so much.

Jamie Leigh Hansen said...

I think piles of books that take over the house is a hazard for every reader. My phone holds my Nook and Kindle apps, but they're pretty full, too. Then I printed a list of every story in my head so I could see. Blew away my hubby and daughter with all three pages. LOL

I have TBWritten piles, too. LOL

Blogless Pat said...

calstephanie that's how I got mine lol Sony used to have a great website where you could win points and get stuff so I got the Sony reader and now it sits with a few books on it and I'm still reading my print editions.

calstephanie said...

Blogless Pat ~ LOL! I have a friend who said she'd send me her Kobo reader because she got a kindle and it just sits in a drawer, so that'll work for me along with the Kindle/Nook apps. :D

Joan Varner said...

This has been so much fun for me. I have "met" so many new authors and added so many new titles to the "I want to read that" list. Robin, I also saw your remark about your stacks of books and laughed. Although I have a Kindle with numerous books on it, I still buy "real" books. It's just something about holding one in your hands while reading that an ereader can't replace for me.

Robin Bielman said...

I have TBW piles, too, Jamie!

I've had a wonderful time tonight, but am signing off to help my son with his Spanish homework. Thank you everyone who stopped by - it was really great meeting you! Thanks to my "suite" group. It was such a pleasure meeting and being with you guys! And thanks to Lucy and Carolyn for putting on such an awesome event!

Happy reading!!

Robin Bielman said...

Hi Joan! I buy "real" books all the time! My favorite store is B&N! I'd move in there if they let me. :)

calstephanie said...

Night and Thanks Robin!

Blogless Pat said...

Have to say goodnight to all. Hope to catch some of you tomorrow.

Joan Varner said...

Robin, although I like to visit B&N, I have to confess that I prefer shopping online at Amazon or B&N. However, if you get me near one our local libraries book sales, watch out! I love picking up new authors to "try" at a bargain price. That is probably the biggest reason that I still have stacks of books.

Jamie Leigh Hansen said...

Hi Joan :)

Have a great night, Robin! Enjoy the homework. I swear it never ends until they take a class you can't help with. For me, it's pre-calc. LOL

Jamie Leigh Hansen said...

Goodnight, Pat. :)

Joan - I do love shopping online, too. I love the sales and the availability of titles.

Joan Varner said...

Hi, Jamie!

I have added your name to my list of authors to check out. Although my first love has always been romantic suspense with a paranormal twist, I am beginning to gravitate toward the paranormal romance. I am so glad that you were here at Lucy's ORR. This has been a great introduction for me to new authors.

Jamie Leigh Hansen said...

Thank you so much, Joan. :)This has been a wonderful chance to meet you. :)

Z said...

Wow, I'm up way to late so I'll just say that it was nice to read the little blurbs about all of you and your books. Sorry I was so busy I just here and I have to get 7 kids up in 5 hours so it's sleepy time for me.
z

Jamie Leigh Hansen said...

7 kids? Wow! Nice to meet you, Z. :)

I am ready to sleep now, too. Good night, everyone!

joder said...

So many great books that I'll be looking into. Thanks for helping me add to my wish list!

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