Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Romance : Doctors Beyond Borders

I think we are due a snippet, teaser whatever you want to call it from my contemporary romance  DOCTORS BEYOND BORDERS. What do you think?
Here we go:

“Take me home Ford. Make love to me.’
He kissed her hard until she went limp, and everything in and around her was drawn into that one point of contact. His lips disengaged from hers and he took her hand and led her to the bike.
She leaned her cheek between his shoulder blades as they rode back to the cottage in silence. It was their last night together. She dreaded the light of dawn. If she had the power to keep the sun from rising, she would use it.
Ascending the path, they kissed. He picked her up and carried her over the threshold and gently laid her out on the bed. Lifting the hem of her dress, his fingers crept up her thigh. His breath hitched and his eyes lit up as his fingers stroked her heat, all plump and creamy.
‘No panties.’ His eyes were a sharp, vivid green.
Ariadne snagged her lower lip, and let it roll out of her teeth slowly. ‘I didn’t want a panty line.’
He grinned and leaned closer to her. His lips brushed hers. ‘I’m so hot for you. You’re driving me crazy. I want to rip this dress off and take you.
Ariadne giggled. ‘You’re going to have to peel this dress off, it’s so damn tight. You mustn’t rip it, it’s too expensive.”

Hate those panty lines! Don't you? ;)

Hope you liked it. The links to my book on all the my site if you want to read more!!!

Gx

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Never Give Up



Never give up is the theme of my blog today. Take a look at the rejections that fuelled the success of the people listed below. 
Edgar Rice Burroughs:
Edgar's claim to fame, "Tarzan of the Apes", has spawned 25 sequels and countless reproductions. But before everyone knew about the famous ape man, his story was unceremoniously rejected from a magazine in 1912. Luckily, a wiser publication accepted his piece later that year, launching a legacy that is now over a hundred year old.
Walt Disney - Fired from the Kansas City Star in 1919 because he "lacked imagination and had no good ideas."
JK Rowling - Rejected by dozens, including HarperCollins, when a small publisher in London took a chance on Harry Potter.
Oprah Winfey - Fired as an evening news reporter of Baltimore's WJZ-TV because she couldn't separate her emotions from her stories.
George Orwell - A publisher turned down his legendary novel, Animal Farm, with the words "It is impossible to sell animal stories in the USA".
Jerry Seinfeld - Didn't find out he was cut from a minor role on a sitcom until he read the script and discovered his part missing.
Elvis Presley - After a performance in Nashville early in his career, he was told by a manager that he was better off driving trucks in Memphis (his previous job).
Steve Jobs - Fired from the company he started, Apple, but was desperately brought back in 1997 to save it. Apple is now the most valuable company in the world.
Stephen King - His first book, Carrie, was rejected thirty times. He nearly threw the book out when his wife saved it from the trash and encouraged him to keep trying.
Marilyn Monroe - At the start of her storied modeling and acting career, she was told she should consider becoming a secretary.
Abraham Lincoln - Demoted from Captain to Private during war, failed as a businessman, and lost several times as a political candidate before becoming President.

Source: Distractify, from a post by Averi Clements

Monday, March 10, 2014

Writing Process Blog Tour

I was tagged on this blog tour by author Maggie Gilbert-Thanks Maggie :)

The lovely Maggie's writing process can be found by clicking Here

Hi folks. I'm so pleased to be able to share my writing process and techniques with you all. It's  made me sit down and think about how I create and develop a story. Here goes...

1) What am I working on?
I'm currently wrapped up in a story titled BASE. It's the second book of a series. The first, CUFFS is with my Editor so fingers crossed she likes it! This series is raw, gritty, and erotic capturing the lifestyles of the criminal underbelly in Sydney and following the undercover cops who get to expose them and save the heroine all at the same time! Both are set in Sydney's inner city. I'm pretty excited about both of these titles.

2) How does my work differ from others of its genre?
I'm not sure the formula differs too much in romance; girl meets guy (depending on your persuasion it could be girl meets girl, guy meets guys or girl meets two guys and so on. The possibilities are endless!) there's conflict and they still fall in love and live happily ever after. My debut novel available on the virtual books shelves DOCTORS BEYOND BORDERS probably differs from most other books of the same genre when it comes to the locations the book is set in. It's about two doctors who work for  Medecines Sans Frontiers in Sudan amidst the famine, drought and war. The other exotic locale my characters wind up in is Mykonos. I guess I've never read a book based in Sudan. Many people who have read it have made the same comment.

3) Why do I write what I do?
I have always been quite an avid reader and read across genres. However, I love romance novels because I love the idea of being in love. Romance is relatable, it's beautiful even when the characters are in their deepest, darkest place because you know love will always help them find their way out!

4) How does my writing process work?
A seasoned Australian writer, John Larkin told me once that writing is 90% perseverance 10% talent and if you don't have bum glue on you desk chair then the book isn't going to get written! The flimsy, romantic notion of sitting in your kaftan, by the beach with your labrador punching on your typewriter keys is not the way it really goes down. I'm going to quote the man again: good writing is  rewritten.

My writing process begins with an idea, then I scribble a plan in a notebook or A4 paper, create my characters and breathe life into them by sitting indoors from the moment I've dropped the kids off to school.  I have a laptop and we move around the house. You can find me at my desk, or at the kitchen bench, my bed or the couch! But some of my best lines come to me in the car!

Sometimes, by the time I have to do the pick up run or ferry whoever to whatever activity I haven't unstacked the dishwasher, made my bed or even had a shower! It's true. Rest assured this doesn't happen every day and I always squeeze the shower in before I leave the house!

Writing is really hard work but worth every word. I'm a new kid on the block so the learning curve has been steep. Very steep. However, I have met some wonderful authors who are so supportive and willing to assist in anyway they can. So many of my friends and my dear husband have been wonderful too! They've given me such confidence and get up and go. It keeps me writing and I don't think I'll ever stop.

Hope you enjoyed the blog today. I'm tagging authors Caitlyn Nicholas and Michelle Ziegler so stay tuned!


Caitlyn Nicholas
Caitlyn Nicholas is a Sydney-based author, blogger and stay at home mum. She lives with her two beautiful girls, a magical black cat (who is 18 years old and still catching mice), a gold plated Cavalier King Charles Spaniel (who likes to eat bees and be rushed to the vet), a long suffering husband (who is an excellent proofreader), and four chooks (who enjoy digging up her vegetable garden). Caitlyn began writing in 2005. Exhausted, pregnant and coping with a demanding toddler, she decided the time was right to embark on a writing career. To her family’s eternal startlement she is now the author of four novels, a short story and a novella. Her debut novel and the first manuscript she had ever written, Running Scared, was published in January 2007. Her second book Secret Intentions was published in 2009. Drive Me To Distraction was published in November 2012 and her novella The Danger Game n December 2012 and Pursuit was released in 2013.



Michelle Ziegler
Michelle writes sweet, witty contemporary romances. Her imagination started spilling out onto paper the second she could scribble. If life could be written, Michelle would write everyone’s ending as a happily ever after.
She grew up in Chicago and later moved to Colorado. Her husband still makes fun of her Midwest accent. By day, she is an engineer, wife, and mother to two kids and two dogs. Her sanity survives with the pages she writes, even if her toddler is trying to drive her to the edge one temper tantrum at a time.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Book Titles - Some of the Worse.

I guarantee you'll laugh your head off. Hilarious, one would think impossible, but no.

Enjoy. :)

I beg your pardon....





Where's your pole, love?






Oh, I could go to town on this one...but I won't!



WTF!!!



Obviously, nothing at all!



I have no words...


Gotta get me this one. I want to be awesome too!



This could be interesting...



You never know when you might need this book!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

HARD INK SERIES - HARD AS YOU CAN by Laura Kaye

The second book in the series is out today. I'm so excited to be able to share an excerpt, Q & A with Laura  and give you guys the opportunity to go in a draw for a chance to win a copy!

Take it away Laura!

It’s release day! And I’m thrilled to share Hard As You Can, the second book in the Hard Ink series, with all of you here today! Hard As You Can follows the surviving members of a disgraced Army Special Forces team as they fight to regain their stolen honor, and finds their investigation crossing paths with a waitress willing to do whatever it takes to stay alive and protect her younger sister. For Shane McCallan, saving Crystal Dean is a mission he refuses to turn down.

Today, I’m excited to share Shane and Crystal’s first kiss! Don’t you love first kiss scenes? Gah! I so do. *grins* Here we go:

“Tell me not to,” Shane said, his voice a raw scrape.

“I can’t,” Crystal whispered in a shaky voice. “I don’t want to.”

Shane’s body took over then, all urgent need and basic instinct. The rest of the world be damned. He pulled her in and kissed her, his lips devouring, his tongue exploring deep. Nothing held back. Nothing denied. Not even as her lips reawakened the sting from the cut on his lip. Totally worth it.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Review - Doctors Beyond Borders

Great review! Check it out.

Everyone loves a good hot doctor story. Throw in some action and make him a hero and he is totally drool worthy. This is definitely something you get withDoctors Beyond Borders by Georgie Tyler. This story brings the civil wars of Sudan to the forefront and mixes in some romance between two doctors who have come to help the displaced people. For my full review keep reading after the book blurb.

Book Blurb:

She’s about to find out that nothing is fair when it comes to war, except, the healing power of love.

When Ariadne Tate takes a deployment to Sudan with a medical aid organisation, romance is the last thing on her mind…but Dr Ford Gosden puts a glitch in her plans. Too damn attractive for his own good and a thoroughly nice guy, Ford slowly seeps under Ariadne’s skin.

But Sudan is not a stable place to form a relationship, and as political tension escalates in the region, Ariadne has no choice but to focus on her job and her safety. Under the protection of a UN convoy, she heads out into the war-torn countryside — and the unthinkable happens. Captured and held hostage by a renegade with no chance of escape, Ariadne’s hope for a new life with the man she loves begins to fade and the fight for her life begins.
Review:

Dr. Ariadne Tate is running from her life back in Australia. The betrayal she faced has urged her to travel to Sudan with a medical organization. Romance is not on her menu. She doesn’t believe romance belongs in the workplace let alone in her life right now. Unfortunately, when Dr. Ford Gosden steps into her life things get flipped upside down. Ariadne tries to fight her feelings for Ford, but when they are alone in the desert for weeks things come to a boiling point and their feelings can’t be hidden anymore. But, when Ariadne finds out that Ford is leaving sooner than she thought she tries to escape her feelings by taking her mid post break in Greece. Ford surprises Ariadne in Greece and they finally physically share their feelings in heated nights of passion. But, all good things must come to an end and Ford my return home and Ariadne to the Sudan to finish her post. Before Ford leaves her though he vows to return to Sudan and then go with her back to Australia. The love that Ariadne has denied is given to her in abundance. Floating on a cloud she returns to Sudan. But, one wrong move and Ariadne finds herself in an unthinkable situation that threatens her love and her life.


Georgie Tyler did a great job bringing the civil wars of Sudan to the forefront of this story. She also does a great job with the romance. I enjoyed that the doctors didn’t just fall into each other beds. There was some realism to the love story along with the feel of the actual threat of being in a third world country under the threat of militants. It wasn’t just the setting that made this story but the characters. Ariadne was wonderful and so was Ford, but I have to say I really enjoyed the dynamic of the other doctors in the house was fantastic. The story really became well-rounded with those wonderful characters. Overall, this was a great story. If you like a romance with a little bit of danger and one really hot McDreamy then this is definitely a book you should pick up.

Reviewer :Bookmaven623

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Hold On to Me - Elisabeth Naughton

Release date: February 18

Book Blurb: 

He thinks he's finally found the one.
Mitch Mathews never believed in love---at least not the happily-ever-after kind. Then he met Simone Conners. One night with the sexy lawyer made him reevaluate his priorities and look toward a future he never planned. The only hang-up is making her see it too.
She's almost ready for a second chance.
What started out as a casual hook-up with a rugged geologist has turned into something a whole lot more. Simone's on the verge of handing over her heart, but fear over what Mitch will say and do when he discovers who she used to be holds her back.
The past could destroy their future...
Just when Simone's ready to take a chance on forever with Mitch, her secrets catch up with her. Suddenly it's not just her life on the line, it's his too. Forced into hiding, Mitch demands answers, and Simone realizes the only way to protect everything she holds dear is to delve into a past she's spent years trying to forget. As they search for the truth, they discover secrets, lies, and a rekindled passion that burns hotter than before. But they also uncover a conspiracy that threatens the very fabric of society. One that could cost them more than just their future...it could cost them both their lives.
Keep reading. You could be one of the lucky five readers to win a copy.


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