HAPPY HALLOWEEN AND FUN CONTESTS!!

Two HUGE contests – one last day.

Today’s the last day to participate in the Kindle giveaway at Lynda Hilburn’s blog & a multi-prize giveaway/scavenger hunt at Long & Short Reviews.

Here are the links:

Lynda Hilburn’s Kindle Giveaway

Long & Short Reviews Scavenger Multi Author Scavenger Hunt

Good luck to everyone!!!

Lia

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Book Giveaway at Five Scribes!

I’m giving away an e-copy my new release, WERE BLOOD, or a copy of of my award winning TWRP erotic romantic suspense, FATAL EXPOSURE, over at Five Scribes!

Donnell, a 2010 Golden Heart finalist, is asking me some great (tough) questions about erotic romance and my new release.

Come on over!! Let’s discuss.

http://fivescribes.blogspot.com/2010/10/erotic-author-saving-world-one-story-at.html
www.fivescribes.blogspot.com

Lia

CONTEST TO WIN A KINDLE!!

Attention paranormal romance/urban fantasy lovers! Or anyone who’d like to win a Kindle eReader…
The fabulous Lynda Hilburn is having a Kindle giveaway to celebrate Halloween.
Stop by her blog and answer some questions from some of your favorite paranormal romance authors (including me!) for a chance to win! Simple, right?
Have fun!
Lia

Multi E-Book Contest: Vamp/Were Romance

Contest winners (added 10/19/2010): Since I was so thrilled to see so many great answers, I decided to pick two winners to receive Were Blood. Per Fruit Machine random name picker (I’m not kidding :-)), Cathy M. and Jane are the winners of Were Blood. Congrats!! I will send you the eBook copy shortly. 
  

(For the contest, please read the rules at the bottom before commenting. Thanks!)
 An unexpected romance.
That’s the theme for my new release, Were Blood (an erotic paranormal romance), where my heroine, a Werewolf, falls for her captor, a Vampire.
Help me match them up!
Although, I already have a picture in my head of what these two characters look like, I thought it would be fun to see who you readers think would make the best female Were and male Vamp. In any story. Any movie. Any fantasy.
Here’s a few to choose from (in NO particular order):
For a deliciously tempting Vampire (similar to my hero, Worth Sinclaire)
1.   Hugh Jackson
2.   Ryan Reynolds
3.   Robert Pattinson
4.   Viggo Mortenson
5.   Matthew McConaughey
6.   Luke Wilson
7.   Orlando Bloom
8.   Christian Bale
9.    Jake Gyllenhaal
10.  Clive Owen
11.  Jared Leto
12.  Channing Tatum
13.  Josh Holloway
14.  Gerald Butler
15.  Add your own
For  a feisty, sexy Were (similar to my heroine, Blanca Reble):
1.  Jennifer Connelly
2.  Jessica Alba
3.  Katy Pery
4.  Jennifer Garner
5.   Kristen Bell
6.   Keri Russell
7.   Gabrielle Union
8.   Scarlett Johansson
9.   Megan Fox
10.  Rachel Bilson
11.  Isla Fisher
12.  Blake Lively
13.  Rachel Leigh Cook
14.  Keira Knightley
15.  Add your own
PLEASE READ THE RULES: The first five people to help me match up a Vamp/Were romance will win a PDF copy of WereSlave (Book 1 in the Were Legends Series) & Were Seduction (Book 2). Plus, I’ll be giving away one PDF copy of Were Blood to one contestant (per random drawing). Please leave your email address as well so I can send you the eBook copies. Otherwise I’ll have to move on to the next person. Contest will run until Monday, October 18th, 2010.
Have fun! Can’t wait to see your picks…


Writer With Sizzle: Cherish D’Angelo

A Steamy Interview with romantic suspense author Cherish D’Angelo

Cherish: Thank you for allowing me to guest on your blog during my Cherish the Romance Virtual Book Tour, which launches my contemporary romantic suspense, Lancelot’s Lady. I’m always happy to answer interview questions.

Lia: It’s great to have you, Cherish! First question – Have you ever cried or laughed out loud while writing a scene?

Cherish: I’ve done both. With Lancelot’s Lady, I recall laughing out loud when I wrote a particular scene where Jonathan sneaks up on Rhianna while she’s swimming in a moonlit pool in the woods. I also chuckled when he points out something in the water that really freaks her out and results in a very comical situation.

I cried at the end of Lancelot’s Lady, while writing the epilogue. It’s just so emotional and touching and bittersweet.

Lia: What’s your secret to writing a steamy scene?

Cherish: Three things: a very vivid imagination, the ability to research nearly anything and lots of ice water.

Lia: LOL! Ice water is an essential. Where is the wildest place your characters have had sexual relations?

Cherish: On the rock slab behind the waterfall.

Lia: Ooh, I have a fascination with waterfalls! I must read. Which scene in your book do you think will leave the reading squirming in their seat?

Cherish: Definitely the scene in Jonathan’s cabin where he treats Rhianna to some sensual pleasure by painting her. And I don’t mean her portrait. What that man can do with a brush! Sigh…

Lia: You have me intrigued, to say the least. Reading on…

Teaser excerpt:

Rhianna could feel his breath on the place where her legs met. It sent tingles through her body, and all her thoughts of confrontation flew out the window. How could she possibly think with Jonathan kneeling before her, asking her to trust him?

“Lie down on the sofa,” he told her.

When she was positioned on her back, he studied her. Then he raised one of her legs.

“Like that,” he said.

She watched him move to the table by the easel and squeeze various paint tubes onto a wooden palette. With three brushes in his hand and the palette, he approached her.

“What are you doing?” she asked, confused.

He smiled. “I’m painting you.”

“Shouldn’t you be working on canvas?”

“You’re my canvas.”

Rhianna’s heart fluttered. “You can’t put paint on me. I’ll never get it off.”

“These are watercolors. Very safe on the skin and they’ll come off in the shower.”

Her eyes widened. “But―”

“You said you trust me, Rhianna.”

“I do.”

“Then close your eyes and be my canvas.”

She did as he asked, holding her breath, waiting for the first touch of paint.

“This is a wandering vine,” he said as the cool tip of a brush moved down the side of her neck in flowing swirls toward her right breast.

Rhianna quivered when another brush stroke slid under her breast, then upward very slowly, ending just below her nipple. She gasped at the erotic sensations it caused. The soft strokes reminded her of his tongue caressing her skin.

“This is a hibiscus, just opening to the sun,” Jonathan said, his voice hoarse.

The brush swirled over her breast and a moan escaped. When cool paint circled the tender nub, she clamped her legs together in response.

“Be still,” he whispered.

He added curves and curls in agonizingly fluid motions, until she was nearly going out of her mind. What she wanted―what she needed―had nothing to do with paint and brushes.

A warm hand slide up her thigh.

“Relax,” he murmured. “Trust me.”

Another swipe of paint left an icy trail from her breast down to her belly button. She thought he’d stop there, but he didn’t. The tip of the brush swirled lower, then veered off to one side before curling inward along the inside of her thigh. He did this on the other side, then slowly parted her legs.

She heard a hiss of breath. Not hers. Jonathan’s.

“I trust you,” she said. “Completely.”

Lia: I have chills! SEXY excerpt. For those of you who’d like to know more (I know I do), here’s more infomation about Cherish’s novel and book tour:

Lancelot’s Lady ~ A Bahamas holiday from dying billionaire JT Lance, a man with a dark secret, leads palliative nurse Rhianna McLeod to Jonathan, a man with his own troubled past, and Rhianna finds herself drawn to the handsome recluse, while unbeknownst to her, someone with a horrific plan is hunting her down.

Lancelot’s Lady is available in ebook edition at KoboBooks, Amazon’s Kindle Store, Smashwords and other ebook retailers. Help me celebrate by picking up a copy today and “Cherish the romance…”

You can learn more about Lancelot’s Lady and Cherish D’Angelo (aka Cheryl Kaye Tardif) at http://www.cherishdangelo.com/ and http://www.cherylktardif.blogspot.com/. Follow Cherish from September 27 to October 10 on her Cherish the Romance Virtual Book Tour and win prizes.

Lia: Cherish’s question for the readers:

Cherish: Where do you read most―on the couch, in bed, in the bath, on a bus, at work?

Halloween Scavenger Hunt!

Be on the lookout! The Long and Short of It is having a Halloween scavenger hunt with your favorite paranormal authors, me included. 🙂

The Hunt begins on 10/30/2010 and ends 10/31/2010. I’ll be giving away one ebook copy of WereSlave and one ebook copy of Were Seduction to one lucky winner. Other prizes include a $50 Amazon or Barnes and Noble gift certificate. Plus, hundreds of other prizes donated by other participating authors.

More details coming soon! For more information check at: http://www.longandshortreviews.com/WC/promo.htm

Lia