Friday, February 20, 2015

Ella Jade gives us a sexy #baseball #hero who is SLIDING INTO SECOND! Read except! Enter drawing!

If you're into hot, dirty-talkin', sexy baseball heroes I may have just the thing to quench that thirst...

Have you met my players? 

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Sliding Into Second

Jilted once before, now it's her turn to level the playing field.

Hotshot sports reporter Sage Millan has been busy making a name for herself in the male dominated world of baseball. She's just landed her dream job, and her first assignment is covering the newly crowned World Series champions, The Kingston Crushers. This is the opportunity of a lifetime. The only problem…her ex-boyfriend, and the only man she's ever loved, is the team's second baseman. Things ended badly between them, and she's not sure she can put those demons to rest.

Professional baseball player Nicolas Cordova is having the time of his life. His team has just won the World Series, and with the victory comes more fame, women, and exposure than he ever could have imagined. But things are about to change for the sexy, charismatic athlete. He never expected his ex-girlfriend to walk back into his life, much less the locker room.

These days Sage is smarter, more mature, and doesn't plan on being played a second time. Her appearance stirs old memories for Nic. She's the one he let get away in the name of his career. He vows he can be the man she needs this time around. Will that be enough to mend her broken heart?

Content Warning: contains explicit sex and adult content


“I’ll admit I’ve had many women in the past, and I can’t apologize for living. But as the years went by, my feelings for you were always someplace deep in my heart. I know that’s why I can’t settle down. Why I can’t find the peace I’ve been searching for. It doesn’t exist without you.”
“How can you say things like that? You don’t even know the woman I’ve become. I’m not that girl who relied on you, the one who would’ve followed you anywhere. I’m not her anymore, Nic. I can’t ever be her again.”
“Maybe I’m not asking for her.” He leaned closer to her face. “Maybe I want to know the woman you are today. I want another shot at this.”
“No,” she whispered.
“If you remember anything about me, I have a hard time with that word.” He tipped her chin, focusing on her lips. “I am going to kiss you. Right here and right now.”
Her knees buckled as a cool tremor swept through her. She wanted to say no. It was the only logical word to mutter, but her heart didn’t want her to say it. Her body wasn’t on board with turning him down either. The warmth that built in her stomach had moved lower, and now all she could think about was his lips on hers.
“It doesn’t sound like you’re asking,” she breathed out.
“I’m not.”
Before she could say anything else, his mouth was on hers, eager, but slow and soft. His stubble grazed along her chin as he tilted his head and deepened their bond. The sound throughout the crowded lobby seemed to fade into the background, and soon, all she could hear was her heart pumping loud between her ears. Why did he have to be such a freakin’ good kisser?
After the incredibly long connection, he pulled away, but not before stopping to kiss the bottom corner of her mouth like he used to.
“I’ve waited a long time to do that,” he said. “It was worth every lonely minute.”
“I... Nic...” She’d always had the gift of words. It was what she did for a living, but in that moment, all of her thoughts were jumbled and senseless.
“It’s okay.” He grinned as he stroked her cheek. “Let’s get something to eat and maybe figure this out. Whatever this is.”
“No.” She ran her hands along his strong chest, resting them on his shoulders.
“Don’t over analyze this, baby.” He glanced down at her hands on his body. “Let’s just go with it.”
“That’s what I’m trying to tell you.” She took a breath and continued before she lost her nerve. “Take me upstairs to your room. I know how we can figure this out.”
“What are you asking?” He placed his hand on the small of her back, drawing her closer to him. “You need to be real clear.”
“I want to go upstairs with you.”
“That’s not why I kissed you.”
“Isn’t it?” She smirked. “We’re adults now, Nicky. Let’s settle this like adults.”
“I’m not looking to settle anything. That usually means it’s over, and we’re nowhere near over.” He motioned for Joe. “I’ll take care of the bar tab and then we’ll get dinner.”
“No.” She draped her arms around his neck, intoxicated by the idea of being so close to him again. He may be older now, and may have lost those boyish looks, but the man he had become suited him and drove her wild with need.
“What did I tell you about that word?”
“I can guarantee I won’t be using it once we’re in your bedroom.” She ran her tongue along her top lip. “I’m going to the ladies room. When I come out, if you’re not by the elevators waiting for me, I’ll know that kiss was nothing more than the heat of the moment and we can go on with our lives.”
“Shh.” She pressed her lips to his. “Now who’s over analyzing?” She reached for her purse and coat hanging on the back of the stool. “I’ll see you in a few minutes.” I hope.

This is book 2 in the Kingston Heat Series but both books stand alone and can be read in either order.

Book One... Stealing His Heart available now.

WARNING... Pax will steal your heart

Will the bad-boy pitcher strike out when it comes to love?

Shy music teacher Sophia Ballis has sworn off men. After a bad experience with a college jock she decided it was better to be alone than to get burned again. She focused on her education and now her new job at a local private school.

Professional baseball pitcher Paxton Hughes is a player both on and off the field. He's signed to the Kingston Crushers to bring home the coveted championship title. Nothing can get in his way. Serious relationships don't mix with a life on the road and he never loses focus on the game. One-night stands are his specialty for a reason.

While out jogging one spring morning, the two collide, setting their course in motion. Pax is immediately drawn to the unassuming beauty. Sophia is aware of his reputation and decides one night of meaningless sex with the attractive Texas charmer is just what she needs to get over her self-imposed dry spell. Pax has more than a one-night stand on his mind, but will his bad-boy persona and demanding schedule ruin any chances of a happily ever after?

Content Warning: contains explicit sex and adult content


"Ella Jade always comes through with sexy little romps that are always entertaining" Manic Readers 

"I read it in one sitting. I couldn't put it down. It has everything I LOVE in a sexy steamy hot book." My Daily Romance 

"Very fun read." Musings From An Addicted Reader 

"This is a story that you won't regret getting into." Adri at Sassy Moms Say Read Romance 

Ella Jade has been writing for as long as she can remember. As a child, she often had a notebook and pen with her, and now as an adult, the laptop is never far. The plots and dialogue have always played out in her head, but she never knew what to do with them. That all changed when she discovered the eBook industry. She started penning novels at a rapid pace and now she can't be stopped.

Ella resides in New Jersey with her husband and two boys. When she's not chasing after her kids, she's busy creating sexy, domineering men and the strong women who know how to challenge them in and out of the bedroom.  She hopes you'll get lost in her words.

She loves connecting with readers. You can find her here…




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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Cerise went to #Paris, visited #Compiegne where #WWI #Armistice was signed

On our recent trip to Paris, we visited the town north of the capital city, Compiegne.

Traveling by train, we passed the stop for Chantilly. (Do page down and read the post for that marvelous experience seeing a grand chateau.)

But we journeyed on to Compiegne. In this small and charming town sits the Imperial Palace. Built as a hunting lodge, the palace was once the favorite of Louis XIII, his son Louis XIV, Napoleon Bonaparte and finally his nephew, Emperor Napoleon III.
With beautiful artifacts from all reigns, the palace is a delight and I will write about it  and show you pictures in future.

But today, I wish to show you pictures of the forest of Compiegne where military leaders signed the Armistice to end the Great War.

Here in a clearing where the trains came to bring leaders to the area is a small building which houses the replica of the car in which the treaty was signed. Also in this building are other memorabilia, including an incomparable set of photographs reproduced nowhere else.
In the courtyard stand numerous plaques honoring famous battles of Le Grande Guerre.  Here to the left you see the main monument "To the Heroic Soldiers of France, Defenders of the Country and the Glorious Liberation of Alsace and Lorraine."
Depot housing replica of train car.

A second view of train depot.

Train car replica. Original car burnt in fire.

Statue of last French Commander
in Chief during the war, General Foch.

Hotel de Ville, Compiegne!

The three burgers atop the Hotel de Ville in the central square of Compiegne.

One of the memorial benches in the clearing, this one
to those who fought in Chemin Des Dames.

Monday, February 16, 2015

THE STANHOPE CHALLENGE 15 weeks in Top 8! Grateful for #Regency #novel success!



   Today marks the 15th week that THE STANHOPE CHALLENGE has ranked in Top 8 in Amazon Regency best seller list. I am so grateful to all of you who have bought this quartet about four brothers who try to avoid marriage, love and the family curse!

   Overwhelmed and rather giddy, too, I celebrate every day...and sometimes EVERY HOUR when I check in to see how well you have received this set of stories!

   As you read this, I prepare to go to WILD WICKED WEEKEND ( ) with my hostess pals. Yes, I am MC and make the trains run on time!

   I am also madly excited about a new event with 5 fabulous REGENCY authors as we prepare a box set of Regency romances, starring heroes of WATERLOO Battle and the women they adore! Look for that box set for 99 cents on the 200th Anniversary of the battle, June 18th. With an international group of sterling authors, this set will tickle your fancy.

   In the meantime, please do continue to enjoy my other Regencies in my Regency Romp series. First was LADY VARNEY'S RISQUE BUSINESS, and second RENDEZVOUS WITH A DUKE. Soon the third will debut, MASQUERADE WITH A MARQUESS.
   Happy Reading and many many thanks from this grateful author!
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                                       RENDEZVOUS WITH A DUKE, Regency Romp #2
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Friday, February 13, 2015

17 Workshops any Author needs! EPICON in San Antonio March 13-14! $224.00 to Register


March 12 - 14, 2015

Menger Hotel, San Antonio, Texas

Call (800) 345-9285 and use discount code 031115EPIC or book online and use discount code EPICON


Thursday, February 5, 2015

EPICON: the con every #author needs to attend! $224.00 in San Antonio March 13!

You have Writers Block, Rejection Blues, Pitiful Plotting and Cliched Characters.
You need a dose of Epicon.
Register and call us in April! We know you'll be happy!


March 12 - 14, 2015

Menger Hotel, San Antonio, Texas

Call (800) 345-9285 and use discount code 031115EPIC or book online and use discount code EPICON

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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Cerise went to #Paris #France and visited the king's chapel, #Saint Chappelle

Metro stop across from Justice
near Saint Chappelle
A delightful 80 degree sun-filled afternoon in October, my husband and I hopped the Metro, emerging here (at this stop) from our apartment in Montmarte to tour Saint Chappelle!

Across the street, hundreds of other tourists and Frenchmen decided it was a great day to see Saint Chappelle and stood in a very long line. Hoping it moved quickly, we joined the throng.  Within the hour, we were inside this church built by and for a king.

Next to the Palais de Justice in the Cite, this lovely cathedral was built by Louis IX for himself and his family. With a private corridor, that led from his private residence to the upper chamber (see picture below), he was able to sit, yes, above the crowd to pray.

The main entrance to
Sint Chappell showing
Mary and Child.

An extremely devout man, Louis spared no expense on this gorgeous chapel. The delicacy of the decor on the pillars in the main hall (or main floor) astonished me. This lower level was the place of worship for all in the royal household. Still here below, we have a statue of Louis.
Gold filigree on the pillars in the lower chapel.

Louis IX in the lower chapel.

Climbing the winding narrow stairs to the royal chapel, we entered a truly brilliant church illuminated by the kaleidoscope of colored stained glass.  Unique among France's medieval churches, this one is ornate to the finest detail. I attempt here to show you a few examples. And yet, do know that ongoing renovations here meant that canvas obscured a few of the windows. And the light we might have enjoyed was cut.

Still on your own trip, which I hope will be soon, do take in this gorgeous example of Regnant Medieval architecture. Inspiring, this church must have also been terribly expensive to build. Marvelous that it still stands for us to admire!

The king's chapel with main altar. The king would enter from his private corridor to the left of the gold cupola
and sit there to hear the priest say mass.

Detail of one side window.

Detail of pillar carvings which are representations of heroes from the Bible.

Another view. Note the wealth of gold leaf and finite detail of the painting.
Yes, the exterior! More gargoyles! Friendly little fellows!

Monday, February 2, 2015

Hot SAN ANTONIO NIGHTS #99cents #box set by Desiree Holt, Regina Carlysle, Samantha Cayto, Cerise DeLand



For a limited time, this hot hot hot box set, SAN ANTONIO NIGHTS, Anthology of Spicy Romances by hostesses of Wild Wicked Weekend is available for only 99 cents!

RUN, do not walk!

SAN ANTONIO NIGHTS are steamier than ever and love waits around every corner of the elegant Menger Hotel. With the lights of the River Walk to guide their ways, unlikely partners explore the boundaries of passion in these four tales of instant attraction, improbable meetings, paranormal desires and friends drawn together through tragedy. Hot and unbearably sexy, lovers merge hopes and dreams under the spell of those San Antonio Nights.
GHOST OF A CHANCE by Desiree Holt
Focused on the weekend conference, Jordan Kyle never expected a mysterious stranger would tantalize her senses and invade her dreams. Maybe he was one of The Menger Hotel’s famous ghosts—or was he?
When Abby Stuart gives up her first class seat to a stranger in a bright white Navy uniform, she figures it’s a good deed. Not an invitation to a quick tumble into bed with him. Or learning that they had a past...and wondering if they have a future.
JESSE’S GIRL by Regina Carlysle
When tragedy strikes bringing childhood friends Camryn Bennet and Jesse Carver together again, the connection is instant. Jesse had long believed the young girl he’d known then would grow up to be a hell of an interesting woman but nothing prepares him for the hot flash of attraction. What was once forbidden is now possible and there’s not a moment to waste in making Camryn his.
ONE NIGHT STAND by Samantha Cayto
Brenden didn’t plan on a business trip turning into his first BDSM experience.

Gareth was expecting a one night stand, but a single taste of Brenden isn’t enough. ***




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The Belle Femme Authors is a group of dedicated writers who not only love to tell a spicy story but are the greatest of friends to boot. Each year in February, authors Desiree Holt, Brenna Zinn, Cerise Deland, Samantha Cayto, Dalton Diaz and Regina Carlysle host the Wild Wicked Weekend, a three-day author/reader convention in beautiful San Antonio, Texas. It’s a wild, wicked girls’ weekend out
and a not-to-be-missed event. 

This February 19, Belle Femme hosts their 3rd Annual Wild Wicked Weekend.  For those who attend, this box set is our gift in their registration package! Available for pre-order now on many sites, the box set can be bought February 21, 2015!

Sunday, February 1, 2015

RED HOT Authors Present RED HOT Cajun Nights! Let the Good Times Roll for 99 cents!

Red Hot Authors
Red Hot Cajun Nights Blog Hop
February 1 - 7

This Mardi Gras Season, Let the Sinful Good Times Roll!

Come check out our blog hop, with Grand Prizes of:
1) A Kindle
2) A box of paperback books
3) Swag from each author
Added to this, each author has more prizes to give away at their blog.

Start here by hopping to each of these blogs and entering the Rafflecopter contest, then leave a comment on the blog for your chance to win that author’s prizes.

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Want to win even more prizes? We’re having a huge Mardi Gras Facebook Party on Tuesday, February 17. Click on the link then Join the party to hang out with us on Mardi Gras Day. You know we’re going to have some sinfully awesome giveaways!

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