Monday, December 30, 2013

Contest & Pre-order book 5 NOW - Under Her Command! by @TonyaKinzer

Pre-order NOW!
     I'm glad you're excited for the release of book 5 in the series! For those who pre-order, YOU will receive the e-book BEFORE it's even uploaded to the online stores, I promise you! When you click the link and head over to my webstore, be sure to click the type of e-format you want: epub, mobi, PDF and I'll add you to my pre-order list!

     I'm working hard to get this finished and hope to have it to the online stores before the end of December. I have beta readers and editors reading through chapters as I write them, which I'm having a blast writing by the way! The characters from Master's Email are joining the party in Palm Springs as well as the party at the mountaintop restaurant, Peak's, and bar area of the aerial tram. Click over to view where the party is...although it doesn't show the private door that leads down to the dungeon deep in the mountain!

     Don't forget to come back here and pre-order your copy of book 5 so you can be the first to read it. I hope a few of you will be generous enough to leave online reviews for others to check out before they buy. You can also email me your review via the Contact Me button on my website and I'll post your comments on my website.
     Fans of the series are loving the books as they watch the relationship grow between Nick and Sondra. I've also included a new relationship in this story that you'll have to read if you want to learn more about it. I think it will open up another book or two in the series, not to mention where Nick and Sondra may be headed with their relationship! *wicked laugh*

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Monday, December 2, 2013

Erotic Suspense with Isabella Johns!

Isabella Johns
Erotic Romance

     Welcome to our chat with Isabella! Her attention during the interview was more directed to the firehouse across the street from her office but can you blame her? LOL She has a new sexy firefighter book out now that is sure to get YOUR attention. Let's try to find out more about her in between her glances across the street!

Monday, November 25, 2013

New erotic romance with Primula Bond!

Primula Bond
Erotic Romance

      Wow, this dungeon is the perfect place to talk with my vampire hero! Thank you for stopping in to read about my newest book in the Unbreakable Trilogy. I'm giving away TWO copies of book one, The Silver Chain, so do get your entries in a the bottom!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Soft Bondage with Tonya Kinzer!

     Have you read the series yet? Book One is Free but please be warned...if you are offended by the Dom/sub/bondage genre, this is not a series you'll want to read! Throughout the series, Sondra joins and learns more about the lifestyle and finds that trust is the main factor in the relationships for those in the lifestyle. She also learns that the submissive is truly the one in control since she and her partner must agree on how far he can push her limits before she stops him. With that said, she also realizes how giving up control can free the spirit to experience more than she thought possible.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Tara Fox Hall, Multi-Genre Romance Author, lounges in the Boudoir with us!

 Tara Fox Hall
Multi-Genre Romance

    Welcome to our Boudoir! This week we welcome back the ever sexy, talented Tara Fox Hall to tease and tantalize your mind. We'll have her interview up soon so you can learn even more about this woman who writes in different genres and how she keeps it all straight.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

There's still time to join the party at BDSM Book Reviews!

is going strong!

     Have you stopped over there yet? This site is not for the faint-of-heart! If you are not into leather, whips, chains and spiked collars...Don't go there! You've been warned!
     But...if thoughts of being restrained and teased...or maybe tortured...make you stand at attention, then by all means, this site is what you're looking for! Naughty readers love this site. Click on October Party and head over, check out the contests and hot, sexy books that will tempt and tease you! There are more than a few books that will have you damp in no time! There's a daily post that usually includes a contest and there's still time to win!
     Have you clicked on the tab above to visit AfterDarkOnline? *wicked laugh* You might want to give that a click and take a peek!

Head over there if you dare!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Do YOU like to watch or BE watched? Join Tonya Kinzer!

Tonya Kinzer
Erotic Romance

     Have you clicked over to my website yet to see exactly what the story is about? No? *wicked laugh* It's only .99 at all online stores! My female submissive character, Alexis, receives an email from her Master daily. In each email, he gives her explicit instructions of what she is to do each day!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Meet Lana Portasi and let her write an erotic story just for YOU!

 lana lingerie
 Lana Portasi

Erotic Romance

Thank you for stopping in to read at the Boudoir! I am sitting in my back garden in just a bra and panties soaking up the very last of the English summer sun. My back garden is quite secluded, though I sometimes think that my neighbour James can see me out there, through the trees. Of course I wouldn’t mind, although I HAVE gotten up to some naughty self-service there at times. I had a great time with Tonya when we chatted and here's our interview so you can learn more about me! Thank you again!

Monday, August 19, 2013

Come meet erotic author Primula Bond!

 Primula Bond
Erotic Romance

     Welcome to our Boudoir. We're in Southern England, one of our favorite places. This week's guest author has been writing for years. Get comfy and let's gets started.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Love sexy westerns? Stop in for a visit!

Come Tame Me
Wild Fillies Series
Coming Soon!!

     Check out our own Tonya Kinzer and her new series that will be available for a September book tour! We hear she just may be giving away a Kindle Fire as a grand prize during the tour. Hop over to her website and blog for more info on the tour and all of her contests. Help us get the word out for her by telling your friends.

Monday, July 15, 2013

M/M Erotic Author, Rick Reed stops by to chat...

Rick Reed
M/M Erotic Romance
     Please help us welcome this week's guest author, Rick Reed! Tonya had the opportunity to talk with Rick and thought all of you would be interested, too. He loves talking with readers so please feel free to leave a comment and do click on over to his websites. Grab your favorite beverage and get comfy for the interview!
Tonya:  Readers love to know more about their authors. Tell us a bit about yourself. 
Rick:  I was born and reared in the small Ohio River town of East Liverpool, OH. I grew up with my parents and two sisters on the banks of the Ohio, 45 minutes west of Pittsburgh. My hometown is known for its pottery production and has been featured in the books, Deadly Vision, Mute Witness, and Dead End Street, except I called East Liverpool Summitville, PA. I attended Miami University in Oxford, OH and got degrees in both English (with Creative Writing emphasis) and Mass Communications. After graduating from college, I moved to Chicago, where I lived most of my adult life. Most of my books have been set in Chicago--the place was very inspirational for me and still is. During my time in Chicago, I married and divorced. That union produced a son, Nicholas, who is now happily living in Montreal, Quebec with his husband, Tarik. I have also lived in Tampa, FL and Miami, FL.
     Currently, I live in the Pacific Northwest in the gorgeous city of Seattle, with my husband, Bruce, a buyer for a national retailer headquartered here and our dog, a Boston Terrier named Lily.
     My love for writing began with a passion for stories that began when I was probably about four years old. I wrote my first short story when I was about six, first play in fourth grade, and I kept my fifth grade classmates enthralled by reading to them aloud a serial novella I wrote about a young girl's kidnapping. My first publication came in 1991 with Obsessed in Dell's lauded horror line, Abyss. Penance quickly followed. Since then, I have been writing what I cared most about: gay themed romance, suspense, and horror. To date, I have more than twenty books in print, with short stories in just about as many anthologies.
     In what little spare time I have, my passion for stories continues with a deep and abiding interest in reading (I am never not reading a book, and my favorite authors include Flannery O'Connor, James Purdy, Patricia Highsmith, Stephen King, and Ruth Rendell). I also love stories told in the media of movies and theater. I was a theater critic for nine years with the Chicago weekly, Windy City Times.
     Writing has always been the way I've made my living, and when not writing books, I plied my craft as an advertising copywriter for associations, catalogs, and ad agencies.
Tonya:  That's quite a background! Do you have a day job?
Rick:  I do work part-time (three days/week) as a communications consultant for a healthcare company here in Seattle. It gets me out of the house, provides a steady paycheck, and still allows me time for my own writing.
Tonya:  Some of us have things we do to get into the writing frame of mind like music, or drinks. Do you have anything special you do to get into the writing mood?
Rick:  I just need quiet to facilitate slipping into the world of my characters. I usually find that quiet very early in the morning.
Tonya: Where do you keep story ideas? Where do they come from?
Rick:  I have a file of story ideas on my computer hard-drive (which is backed up daily!). I have more ideas than I will probably ever live to write about. Who knows where ideas come from? Here are just a few of the ways ideas might come to me: Dreams, overheard conversations, seeing an intriguing looking person and wondering what their story is, asking, “what if?”.
Tonya: Are you self published or do you go through a publisher?
Rick:  Not self-published and don’t think I would ever venture there. I like working with my publishers, who take care of those things I never could—cover design, editing, help with marketing and so on.
Tonya: Are you a daytime writer, night time writer, and do you have to be alone to write?
Rick: Well, I wouldn’t want anyone looking over my shoulder, so yes, alone. And I write early in the morning (I am often up between 4:00 and 4:30).
Tonya:  Wow! Good for you! I'm definitely not a morning person! What advice would you give to new authors?
Rick:  Read a lot. Write a lot. Don’t follow trends.
Tonya:  Do you write better when you first have an idea of what your characters look like or do you write, then add character looks?
Rick:  I have a general idea of what they look like before I begin writing.
Tonya:  We’re dying to hear about your latest book. What can you tell us without spoiling the storyline?
Rick:  I can give you the blurb for Raining Men, which is getting awesome reviews:
     The character you loved to hate in Chaser becomes the character you will simply love in Raining Men.
     It’s been raining men for most of Bobby Nelson’s adult life. Normally, he wouldn’t have it any other way, but lately something’s missing. Now, he wants the deluge to slow to a single special drop. But is it even possible for Bobby to find “the one” after endless years of hooking up?
      When Bobby’s father passes away, Bobby finally examines his rocky relationship with the man and how it might have contributed to his inability to find the love he yearns for. Guided by a sexy therapist, a Sex Addicts Anonymous group, a well-endowed Chihuahua named Johnny Wadd, and Bobby’s own cache of memories, Bobby takes a spiritual, sexual, and emotional journey to discover that life’s most satisfactory love connections lie in quality, not quantity. And when he’s ready to love not only himself but someone else, sex and love fit, at last, into one perfect package.
Tonya:  Where can our readers find you and your books?
Rick:  At all the usual suspects—Amazon, AllRomance Ebooks, Barnes and Noble, my publishers’ websites:  Dream Spinner Press,   MLR PressAmber AllureUntreed Reads.
Tonya:  Is there anything else you want to tell our readers?
Rick:  Yes! Find me online:
    Website     Blog   Facebook    Twitter
Tonya:  Let's do some fun questions. What is your favorite nighttime snack?
Rick:  Black licorice
Tonya:  Do you like toppings on your ice cream?
Rick: Not a big fan of ice cream.
Tonya:  What’s your favorite meal - Italian, Mexican, Thai, etc?
Rick:  My mother was Sicilian—what do you think? I was brought on good pasta every Sunday, plus dozens of other Italian peasant dishes, so that food means home, comfort, and love to me. When I want something different, though, I really love Vietnamese.
Excerpt from Raining Men

Prologue  Bobby’s Dream
    THUNDER rumbles. Rain hisses. Flashes of lightning—brilliant and blue white—rip across the sky.
     I know I’m dreaming, yet something about this whole scenario seems as real as the nose on my face, the hair on my head, the dick swinging between my legs.
     In addition to the natural sounds of the storm, there’s another noise, and it makes me smile. Music. Rising. Percussion. Disco beats. And the powerful wail of Martha Wash and the Weather Girls singing “It’s Raining Men.”
    I’m standing under some kind of awning—red, canvas—watching the rain pour down not in drops, but sheets. Blinding. The flashes of lightning are like a disco strobe light, revealing in flashes of blue and silver, a darkened cityscape. Night. But a netherworld cityscape, blue gray, unreal.
     It’s the music that makes me want to move out from under the awning. The music that has me smiling, my hips, head, and arms in synchronized rhythm with the beat.
      Even the rain, a cold shock to my naked body, isn’t enough to keep me from driving myself out into the downpour to dance to the song, which has long been a favorite of mine.
     What a delicious notion—raining men! Men falling from the skies! More men than one can shake a stick at (or something that rhymes with stick, heh-heh).
     I look up into the midnight-blue clouds, my mouth and eyes open to the water pouring down, and I see it: the first of the men.
     I stare in wonder as he drops from the sky. A blond Adonis, smooth and muscled, allover tanned with a dick thick, long, and perfectly hard, pointing back up at the sky. He lands somewhere outside my vision, and I dance, spinning toward where I saw him fall, hoping to find him where he has landed so I can say hello, reach out and touch him.
     But before I can make any progress, another man falls from the sky. This one is hirsute, bearded, husky but hard-muscled, putting me in mind of the actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan. He smiles. Before I can even smile back, other men tumble from the skies, and I want to laugh, cry out in jubilation at my good fortune.
      It truly is raining men!
    They start raining faster now—blonds, redheads, brunets, black, white, Asian, Latino (yum), lanky, beefy, short, tall—all the most gorgeous men I have ever seen. All naked.
      All for me!
       I raise my arms and shout, “Come to Papa!”
       And they do.
       The first body hits me hard, feeling more like a ton of concrete instead of the delicious marriage of sinew, skin, and bone that I have come to know and love as the male form. I collapse to the ground, wind knocked out of me, and look up at the man who has rained down on me. He seems to have no awareness that I am beneath him, and I scurry to get out from underneath the crushing weight threatening to suffocate me, pressing my bones into the wet concrete beneath my back.
      I manage to get out just as another man drops from the sky, a hot African American, bald, and looking just like Taye Diggs. I scramble free of his path, but he lands on my leg anyway as I crawl through the rain-slicked street.
I hear my leg break with a sickening crack. It takes only seconds for the pain to radiate throughout my entire body.
      I roll over, gasping, wincing, groaning, and look up to see an entire sea of naked men falling from the sky in ever-increasing velocity—all headed straight for me.
      The music reaches a crescendo in time with my shrieks.
      BOBBY NELSON woke.
     The sheets beneath him were twisted and damp with sweat. He gasped, trying to regulate his heartbeat, which was jack-hammering so hard he expected to look down and see it lifting the skin off his chest. A cartoon heart.
      The room was silent.
      Where did the music go? Martha? Weather Girls?
      Where was the rain? The thunder?
      He breathed in deeply and exhaled slowly.
      Just a dream. A nightmare.
      Where are all the men?
      Finally, he grinned, turning over in his bed.
    Why, there’s one! Lying right next to me, looking at me with a concerned face, a handsome face. Even in a darkened bedroom, Bobby could still tell if they’re hot or not. It was his specialty.
    This one, with a mop of curly blond hair and pecs like Michael Phelps, was a ten.
    His voice was husky, sleep-choked. “Dude. You were having a nightmare. You okay?”
     He placed what was meant to be, Bobby was sure, a comforting hand on Bobby’s chest. Bobby cringed a little, moving away.
     This has never happened before.
     I have no idea who he is.
   Before Bobby could stop the words from tumbling out of his mouth, they came. “Who the fuck are you?”
Bio:  Rick R. Reed Biography
Rick R. Reed is all about exploring the romantic entanglements of gay men in contemporary, realistic settings. While his stories often contain elements of suspense, mystery and the paranormal, his focus ultimately returns to the power of love. He is the author of dozens of published novels, novellas, and short stories. He is a three-time EPIC eBook Award winner (for Caregiver, Orientation and The Blue Moon Cafe). Lambda Literary Review has called him, "a writer that doesn't disappoint." Rick lives in Seattle with his husband and a very spoiled Boston terrier. He is forever "at work on another novel."
Buy Links for Raining Men
 Tonya:  Rick, thanks so much for being my guest this week and congratulations on the success of ALL of your books! Readers, feel free to leave questions or comments for Rick!

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Check out all of our Boudoir Authors!!

Let's Celebrate Our Authors!

      Our Boudoir authors will heat you up so check them out over at our main website and in their interviews here on the blog. You can find their post in the sidebar. Check back here to see if your favorite authors leave messages or feel free to leave them a comment! We'd love to hear what you think of them.
      Thank you to all of our readers for making our blog and websites so much fun. Without all of you, we wouldn't have a reason to bother. Our authors write for your reading pleasure ...and then some! We also have the Forum over at the main website where site members can post comments and talk with other site members. Please feel free to join our site and comment about books and authors or what you enjoy reading most. We look forward to seeing you there.
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May your summer include
sizzling hot reads!

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Share YOUR sexy, erotic website with our readers this week!

We're sharing Erotic
websites this week!

     You read that correctly! Share YOUR sexy, erotic website with our readers this week! This will allow our visitors to get to know many more authors and books. Leave your book buy link or author website in a comment so others can copy/paste and enjoy your books, too!
     Readers, if you'd like to leave your favorite author's links in a comment, please feel free. Have a favorite book you've read? Share that with us for a great summer read!

Monday, May 20, 2013

Meet erotic romance author Arlene Valle!

Arlene Valle
Erotic Romance

      Welcome to our Boudoir! This week our guest author has included a video to show our readers where the interview will take place just to give you a better feel of where we are. We think it's gorgeous! Come have a seat while we chat with Brenda and at the end, be sure to get in on her contest! She's picking TWO winners!

Naughty Reader’s: Brenda, welcome and thank you for setting such a beautiful place for us! Tell us a bit about yourself  that our readers might not know.

Brenda:  First I want to say thanks for having me. It’s very difficult for a first time author to be accepted in the literary circle and I really appreciate your response to my request.

     I am from Ontario Canada, raised in a small town and at the age of 19, my first time employer offered my department an opportunity to transfer to Ohio for a new head office in the US. It didn’t take me long to decide to move, with all expenses paid and a raise. It was a great opportunity and I felt I couldn’t pass it by. Since then, they have relocated to California and I decided to stay in Ohio. I married and raised a son here.

     When I was in my early twenties I backpacked through Europe with a girlfriend and had the best time I could ever imagine no problems and no regrets it was a wonderful trip. It didn’t hurt that my parents were living in Oslo Norway at the time, my step-father was teaching at the University of Oslo, and that was really my premise for wanting to go and see Europe. We met a lot of interesting people and the big excitement was our train derailed on our way to visit my parents.

     I also love to garden and paint although I don’t find much time to pick up a brush or piece of charcoal these days.

Naughty Reader’s: What made you want to become a writer?

Brenda: That’s a great question, and I’m not sure I have a good answer for it. Spelling and reading came easily to me, and maybe that’s where the writing just naturally developed. My very favorite children’s storyteller is British author Enid Blyton. I had one of her books on faeries, gnomes and hedgehogs and young British children when I was young. It was a gift from an British friend of my mother’s, and I was absolutely fascinated with the stories and pictures. I always wanted that book read to me and later loved reading it myself. Just recently I did an internet research on her and discovered young children’s fairy tales was such a small part of her varied writing career. My problem is I only want to write about what I personally feel connected to. I probably wouldn’t be good as a copy writer unless my stories could strictly be about what appealed to me.

Naughty Reader’s: Please share a bit about your new release without giving away any spoilers.

Brenda:  My novel is called ARRANGED and it involves a beautiful (aren’t they always) Nymphomaniac who meets an older ‘Billionaire’ at a very critical time in her life and he becomes her lover and her protector as he finds suitable men to satisfy her. She’s complicated and yet open with her heart as she tries to overcome her sexual desires and find lasting happiness.  In her journey she meets a Wall Street lawyer and becomes involved with him in pleasurable and painful ways that actually carry over into the sequel. She also becomes involved with an ex-pat police detective from New Jersey who has problems of his own and they both take up a relationship much deeper than either of them anticipated it would go. There is a shooting while they’re out in the Caribbean and a murder they all get involved in.  I will say the murder and intrigue is only a small part of the story, but their all connected to it in a small way, and there is plenty of sex to go around.

Naughty Reader’s: Do you write under a pen name?

Brenda:  Yes I do.  Arlene Valle.

Naughty Reader’s: What types of hero or heroine do you like best?

Brenda:  I like a strong heroine, but not the Dominatrix type, just confident and intelligent. She doesn’t always have to know everything just smart enough to keep up with the men and situations in her life. I also want her to be vulnerable and with a heart.

       I also like the hero to be the same way. As Samantha puts it in the sequel, “I like my man to take charge, he make me feel protected, he’s what I need.”

Naughty Reader’s: Tell us about a typical day in your life as a writer.

Brenda:  The first thing I do is check my email accounts and of course world news events then check out twitter for awhile. I like to stay up late. I watch the late show and type intermittently and then turn off the TV and crank up the stereo and type until 4 in the morning. Certain songs inspired scenes in the novel and even gave me titles for chapters. Since I’ve been ‘downsized’, I hate that word, from my last employer; I can get up later in the morning. I’m divorced and there is only me and my cat, (no I’m not becoming a cat-lady) I just happen to like cats; besides we used to have Dobermans so I like dogs too. As I was saying, my day can start later in the morning if I don’t have any appointments or commitments, I try to write or do research for the story. I end up with notebooks full of phrases, ideas for story lines that come to me and sometimes after I go to bed an inspiration would hit me so I always have a notebook and pen beside the bed , plus stuffed in the back, of my notebooks are articles I have printed off the web that I know I will need to read in detail to use in the novel. 

Naughty Reader’s: Do your books have a common theme or are they all different?

Brenda: My first novel is a Contemporary Romance Erotica because of detailed situations and strong language and of course the sequel will be also, but I have an outline for another story that can be classified as YA Young Adult as I have decided not to put in any detailed sex scenes, also including a bit of mystery, paranormal to it.

     My first story I seriously planned on publishing was a Children’s Story because I successfully raised four baby raccoons and I thought my process and desire to keep them tame, but wild would make a great story for children ages 5-10 I had pictures I also wanted to include along with artist drawings. I put that on hold when ARRANGED really grabbed me and the story started to flow.

Naughty Reader’s: We think children might like to read about baby raccoons so do keep that book in mind. Of course, you'd write that in your own name. How long does it take you to write and then edit a story?

Brenda:  It took me over a year, writing on and off. I don’t mind the editing and when the juices would stop flowing, I would edit, go back and start at the beginning, or pick a chapter and read it out loud to myself. Editing is so important to get the story just right, and it doesn’t matter how many times you read it, you will always miss errors, typos, even with Word trying to correct you. Errors happen; I think it’s a writing rule!

Naughty Reader’s: Do you have to be alone to write?

Brenda:  Yes, other than the TV and the stereo or Amazon Cloud Player blaring in my ears. I have to be alone.

Naughty Reader’s: How do you go about naming characters?

Brenda: This is a funny story, at least I think it’s unusual. The main characters just came to me, although I originally named one of them Dirk and shortly into the plot I decided I wanted a stronger name for him so he became Maximillian Wollfe, yes there can be two l’s in each name I did lots of research on it. But the funny part is that some of the other characters come from my SPAM I receive daily from a site in China mostly to get me to buy Viagra etc. Before I delete them I run through the email names, looking for something that clicks and write them down in a notebook or pare them up with other first or last names and now I have a wonderful list of possible combinations.

Naughty Reader’s: That's a different way of finding names! Is it easier to write about the characters if you find pictures of them before you write or do you write then find character pictures?

Brenda:  I just write and as the character develops in my head, I picture what they look like. I even know who I would like to play them in a movie, only in my dreams of course. I even make layouts of rooms so I know exactly where the furniture should be etc. I want to make it as realistic as possible. But I must confess I don’t over describe characters because I like the reader to form their own opinion of what they look like. Too much detail can sometimes be confusing to the reader; I know it is for me.
Naughty Reader’s: How do you pick locations for your stories?

Brenda:  Those just happen also, I know E.L. James was criticized on a blog for writing her characters in Washington State, since she had never been there, and apparently made errors on her driving directions, but who has the money and time to visit every location they want to write into their fictional story! Good luck with that, and thank god for the internet.

     Accidentally I came across an island called Los Rogues and expanded out to find Isla de Margarita in the Caribbean where a lot of my story takes place. Once I started browsing websites about the island, I fell in love with it. In a strange way I felt comfortable on this Spanish island a lot of people probably haven’t even heard of. At one point I envisioned how long it would take to get from the airport to the main character’s home and when I checked it out on Google Earth I was off by 5 minutes.

     One website was for accommodations on the island and I saw a Canadian flag flying on the house and since there was an email address I decided to email them and see if they would answer some questions about the island. I was hoping that they were truly Canadian and they would take pity on me. That worked out great, as the posada owner was from Ontario Canada also and we had our first connection to each other. His name is Dan and he has been so helpful with answering questions I couldn’t find on the internet or didn’t really trust. He has been amazing for giving me a feel for the island and in fact I have a standing invitation to visit him. For now that will be only in my dreams.

     The thing that gets me really emotional about this ‘island, and the people’ connection is that I wrote from my head about a marina I found on a map of the island. I wrote about the boats docked there and about a fence blocking it off and the gate you had to go through to get to the boats, along with security. It is a critical part of the story. Long after that was written. I decided to ask Dan about the marina and he emailed me that he would be over that way the next day and if he had time he would swing by and take some pictures for me. When I got the pictures I cried because the marina was exactly as I had envisioned it. Right down to the fencing, guard house and the types of boats moored there. It just felt like karma. Also as I stared at the pictures, the way to solve the murder popped into my head. I was screaming out loud when that happened. I can get quite emotional. Case in point when I wrote the ending of the novel, by the way just on the fly, I cried when I typed the last word. My novel has lots of sex and swear words and what some people would call infidelity but the ending is just like something you would read from Debbie Macomber, or Danielle Steel, not that I classify myself anywhere near their capabilities of storytelling.

     Here are my links:
My twitter name is @writergirl4u

'Arranged' Buy Links:

Contest:  I would like to offer two giveaways. The two commenters can choose between an e-book download or I would be happy to mail  a signed copy of the book. I have to say, I am in love with the book cover. It is shiny and just beautiful, and of course has so much meaning for the island where most of the book takes place. Thank you for stopping by! Please do leave a comment to be in the drawing!

Excerpt from Arranged:

Jim lay in bed beside the sleeping Samantha, he glanced up through the hatch. It was almost dawn. He listened as he heard a small motorboat approaching. His ears pricked intently as it came closer and closer. Suddenly the engine stopped.  He didn’t flinch expecting to hear it once again as it moved out of earshot, but he didn’t. In an instant he realized it had to be along side. He shifted his feet to the floor and reached for his swim trunks, slipped them on and knelt back up on the bed. He leaned over Samantha and firmly placed his fully extended hand over her mouth. Samantha jolted awake, her hands flailing at his arm. He moved in closer to her face and motioned “ssshhh” with his finger to his lips. Samantha nodded yes. He removed his palm and Samantha gasped in air. “I think someone’s trying to come on board. Stay here.” He whispered.   He backed off the bed and reached into a wooden cupboard built into the headboard. Jim pulled out a glock handgun.  He pointed it to the floor and grabbed the rear of the slide back as far as it would go. He turned to leave the room and released the slide, as a click moved the first round into the chamber. “Stay here don’t make a sound,” he whispered as he partially closed the door. 

     Samantha scrambled for some clothes.

      As Jim walked through the salon, he could see a small skiff bouncing beside the boat, a man sitting inside. He unlocked the main hatch door, and quietly stepped to the deck. He quickly turned to the bridge. A man was desperately trying to start the engines. He turned and looked down at Jim. Jim noticed the knife in his waistband and he fired one round. The young man grabbed his shoulder and collapsed half way down the steps.  

     Samantha screamed and ran up top.  Jim grabbed the intruder and dragged him to the edge of the boat, he pulled the knife from the man’s waist, disengaged his gun and threw them on the deck.

     “Tell them Samantha, tell them the name of my boat. Jim yelled, as he grappled with the moaning man. The accomplice in the small boat stood, desperately trying to pull the ripcord on the outboard to start the small boat.

     “Tell them again Samantha, he bellowed. Tell them if they ever come near my boat again I will fucking kill both of them.”

     Samantha braced her hands on the edge of the boat and screamed Jim’s orders in Spanish down to the man.

      Jim unceremoniously flung the injured one over the edge and he fell into the bobbing boat, screaming at the top of his lungs. “Tell them,” Jim yelled. “I will kill them if they ever come near this boat again.”

     Samantha once again yelled down to the pair in Spanish, as the lookout finally got a sputter out of the motor. He looked up at Jim and nodded yes. “Si, si, si,.”  He repeated over and over, as he frantically tried to start the motor. The other one continued to moan and writhe in pain, as the engine finally connected. He sat down and quickly steered away from them, heading towards the Venezuelan mainland.

     “Son of a bitch. This is my knife, he pulled it out of the locker.”  Exclaimed Jim angrily. He placed it in the box once again and secured the lock on it. “You know there’s a good chance if he had gone below and found us sleeping, he could have slit out throats, and tossed us overboard.”  Jim reached down and retrieved his gun, he checked to be sure the safety lever was still on before going below to place the gun back in the cabinet.

      Samantha followed him down, whimpering. “Oh my god he could have killed you, he could have killed you!”

     “Not that asshole, I don’t know how he thought he was going to start the engines. It wasn’t going to happen. Thank god, this time he was no match.”

      Jim removed his trunks and headed for the shower. “I’ve got to get this blood off of me right now.”