March Madness Giveaway!

Want to win one of my eBooks (and many other great prizes)? Want to give your opinion on why you enjoy reading erotic romance? Then please visit me at Elise Rome’s site and let me hear what you have to say!

http://www.eliserome.com/mm-paranormal/2012/3/6/36-lia-slater-interview-giveaway.html

See you there!

Lia

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Writer with Sizzle: Miranda Stowe

Please welcome Miranda Stowe! Miranda would like to give away a free eBook copy of her sizzling story Caught in Heat. If you’d like to leave your email address in the comments, that would help her get a hold of you. Thanks!

About Miranda:

Miranda writes erotic romance of the contemporary, paranormal and suspense variety. She lives with her wonderful, Brad-Pitt-lookalike husband (hey, they’re both blond-haired and blue-eyed) and adorable still-needs-to-learn-the-meaning-of-NO toddler daughter on their spacious corn-field-and-cow-pasture-front property in Kansas. Librarian by day and author by night, she is also published in YA and contemporary mainstream romance under a different pen name.

You can find her at:

Website & Blog : http://mirandastowe.blogspot.com/

GoodReads : http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4741738.Miranda_Stowe

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/people/Miranda-Stowe/100002055561651

Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/mirandastowebks

Lia: Great to have you here, Miranda. Tell us about your latest release.

Miranda: Caught in Heat came out in May from Cobblestone Press. It’s the beginning of my paranormal novella series called Half-breed Shifters.

The title pretty much says it all. When shapeshifter, Riley, is about to fall into her first mating heat, she frantically searches for a shifter refuge that’ll drug her up without feeling the need for sex.

But…Shaw Griffin, a human shifter hunter who is determined to wipe out the entire shapeshifting species after a pack of wolves slaughtered his family, catches her in one of his traps. As you can image, he just can’t kill Riley when he checks his trap because he’s a bit too turned on by the gorgeous, naked woman begging him to sex her up.

The second book in the series (Dreams of Wolf) just sold to Cobblestone. And its title tells you all you need to know there too!

Lia: Now that’s a hot premise! What is your favorite thing about being a romance writer?

Miranda: The happily ever after.

Lia: I definitely agree. What does your heroine love most about your hero? Least?

Miranda: In Caught in Heat, Riley admires Shaw’s back-down-from-nothing attitude, not even an obviously stronger shapeshifter (he’s human). He doesn’t fear anything.

Least? Well, she doesn’t necessarily appreciate the fact he wants to kill her when they first meet. Kind of a buzz kill!

Lia: LOL! That’s understandable. Have you ever cried or laughed out loud while writing a scene?

Miranda: I have no idea why, but every time I read this one line I wrote in Dreams of Wolf, I just can’t stop myself from cracking a smile. When the heroine finds out the hero is also part deer, she makes him change into his stag side and when she sees him in all his antlered glory, she says, “You probably get this a lot, but…nice rack.”

Lia: Hilarious line! Made me smile too. Do you have a favorite writer you’ve read over and over?

Miranda: I can’t count the number of times I’ve read “London’s Perfect Scoundrel” by Suzanne Enoch. LOVE IT!

Lia: I’ll have to check it out. Where is the wildest place your characters have had sex?

Miranda: In a truck…while the hero is driving home from a funeral (in Taken by a Killer). Or there’s that scene (in Mile High Service) where the h/h get in on in an airplane bathroom on a commercial flight. Or are those places even considered wild? I dunno.

Lia: Oh yeah. I think so. Where can readers find your books?

Miranda:

Whispers Publishing, Cobblestone Press, LLC. Amazon, All Romance ebooks, Fictionwise, Mobipocket. And one is coming soon to Liquid Silver Books!

Caught in Heat Buy Link : http://www.cobblestone-press.com/catalog/books/caughtinheat.htm

Lia: Thanks for being a Writer with Sizzle, Miranda!

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

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: Paris Brandon

Please welcome the talented Paris Brandon! Paris is giving away a free copy of her eBook Assasin’s Kiss so be sure to read on to find out more.

Lia: What is your favorite thing about being a romance writer?

Paris: I love the beginning of the creative process, the “what if” stage where I imagine the best and worst things that can happen to my hero and heroine. This is the fun stage where all things are possible. Then of course that leads to the stage where I have to determine what is logically possible and what was an idea fueled by too much coffee and not enough sleep! LOL! It’s amazing how many ideas end up in my “What were you thinking!” file.

Lia: Oh, I can so relate! Do you have any advice for the budding erotic romance writer?

Paris: I think it would probably be the same advice that I received and that was to know your market. Study the genre you want to write. Read stories that appeal to you and ones that you think might not. You could get the surprise of your life. If you’ve already written your story, check out the publishers that you think you want to work with and see if your story might be something that they’re interested in. Find the submission guidelines and follow them to the letter. Your submission will be the publisher’s first impression of you as an author. Make it as professional as possible.

You never know when you’re going to sell but treat each book you submit as if it were going to be published. Have a marketing strategy in place so that you can hit the ground running. If you don’t want the expense of a website at first, start a blog, network with readers and other authors online and get to know and be known in the writing community. Writing can be a very lonely profession and there is an overwhelming amount of support in the writing community. I’d urge everyone interested to take part.

Lia: Great advice, Paris! Now for the sizzling stuff: Which scene in your book do you think will leave the readers squirming in their seat?

Paris: There’s a scene between the heroine, Kira and the hero, Sebastian where they’ve been growing more frustrated because they are unable to have sex. Sebastian is trapped in his Jaguar Warrior nature, making it anatomically dangerous. The villains are on their trail, Kira is in heat and Sebastian is reverting to his most primitive nature. Here’s an Adult snippet of the scene…
Excerpt from Assasin’s Kiss (Love this cover, btw!):
He questioned his sanity for the moment it took to slip his hand beneath her blouse and close over her breast, molding the firm globe with his palm.
She sucked harder on his nipple, seizing it between her teeth and tugging. The delicate pain sizzled through him, making a beeline for his cock. He didn’t dare lower his other hand or he would throw her down in the dirt and fuck her just as hard and fast as they both wanted. He dug his claws deeper into the bark and circled her waist with his other hand. It glided down, molding her hip as he’d molded her breast, squeezing and rubbing, teasing himself as he teased her.
He could scent her rich, musky arousal, taste it on his tongue. Curling his hand, he covered her sex, cupped her vulva and dragged one lean finger up her slit, separating her.

She drew back her head and he caught a glimpse of his wet nipple before she latched onto the other with a ferocious nip that made him hiss. She groaned and widened her stance. He crooked two fingers and slid them into her wet heat.
She went up on her toes and came back down with a force that surprised him, shifted the angle of her hips and met his thrusts with her own. Her mouth over his nipple grew slack and then her hands were around his waist. She leaned back into the tree, biting her lip as he pumped her and felt her inner flesh spasm around his fingers, her cream pouring over them as she shuddered and shook.
He slid out of her and held up his hand, daring her to watch as he sucked his fingers into his mouth and licked them clean.
Lia: Yep, I’m squirming! Hot excerpt, Paris.
Paris: Thanks for having me as your guest today! If your readers would like to know more about me or my books they can find me at: Ellora’s Cave: http://www.jasminejade.com/ or visit my website: http://www.parisbrandon.com/

And if you’d like a chance to read the rest of the story for free, make a comment. You could be the person who receives a free copy of Assassin’s Kiss!

Lia: Thanks for being a Writer with Sizzle, Paris! Can’t wait to see who the lucky winner is! Readers, stop back tomorrow (Wednesday) to find out if it’s you.