Happily Ever Afters Are Just A Book Away

Happily Ever Afters Are Just A Book Away

Friday, September 25, 2015

COVER REVEAL - HUNTER! #coverreveal @mmadiganauthor


HUNTER is the first book in the new Caine Brothers series of erotic romance novellas by Margaret Madigan. Look for it to release October 16, 2015.


When Hunter takes over the CEO position at his father's multi-billion dollar real estate development company, he also inherits his father's sexy blonde personal assistant, Allison.

Allison doesn't appreciate being passed around like property. When she meets Hunter, though, sparks fly. He's gorgeous, but she's ready to resign, until he proves he's not the misogynistic  boss his father was.

Hunter's considering the purchase of a resort in Costa Rica. It's currently a couples-only resort, so he asks Allison to go undercover with him, posing as newlyweds. Allison's skeptical, but it's a free trip to Costa Rica, and Hunter's easy on the eyes, so why not?

Those sparks turn into raging hot flames as Hunter and Allison explore the resort--and each other--and discover that what happens in Costa Rica may or may not actually stay in Costa Rica.



     Hunter went right back into the bathroom to do whatever he intended to do to get that roaring erection under control.  Allison pondered following him and helping him out, one way or another.
    Two things stopped her; first, her legs were so weak from that flipping amazing orgasm that she didn’t think she could walk across the room, and secondly, the anticipation of owing him heated her all over again.
    While he’d showered the first time, she’d moved all their luggage to the closet. Now, she went to find a dry pair of panties.
    She changed them and sat on the bed, waiting for Hunter and remembering his fingers on her and in her. The ghost of his touch still lingered on her skin and in the receding pulse of her orgasm.
    If that was just a sample of what they’d do to each other, she didn’t need to sleep on it. To hell with caution, she was ready for more.
    But apparently he’d decided they’d stick to the agreement.
    It didn’t take long for him to finish in the bathroom, and when he left the bathroom this time, he looked like he could barely contain his triumph. Like by making her come like that he’d proven some primal point. Like he’d achieved a coup, vanquished a rival, swept in and made a hostile takeover. He puffed his chest, threw his shoulders back, and pretty much strutted into the room.
    “Kinda proud of yourself there, chief?” she asked.
    “Maybe a little. Where’s my suitcase?”
    She pointed at the closet. He went in and rummaged, coming out with charcoal slacks and a blue shirt. He laid everything out on the bed, then paused.
    “There are four restaurants here. Any idea what you’re hungry for?” she asked.
    “Seriously, you have to ask?”
    She looked at him, saw the unfiltered lust in his eyes, and remembered he still hadn’t been properly taken care of. A little bit of waiting wouldn’t hurt Mr. I-get-everything-I-want-when-I-want-it CEO. Might build some character.
    “Patience is a virtue, you know.”
    “I don’t like to wait.”
    “Waiting makes everything better.”
    “You’ll see.”
    He rolled his eyes, and she smiled. This weekend could be a lot of fun.
    “Are you going to sit there while I dress?” he asked.
    “Do you want me to?”
    “Yes. But if you do, we won’t be waiting for tomorrow. If I get naked with you now, you’d better be ready to skip dinner and forget about sleep for most of the night.”
    “Well, then. I’ll step out and let you dress. Because I’m starving.”
    She slid off the bed, laughing at his fake insult. As she passed him on the way to the door, she grabbed the edge of his towel and yanked it off.
    He growled and reached for her, but she squealed and ran for the living room. She flopped onto the couch, giggling like a little girl, but when she looked back to the bedroom Hunter stood in the doorway, naked as the day he was born, the single most glorious man she’d ever had the privilege to witness in the nude.
    He’d reached up and hooked his fingers over the top of the door jamb, and lounged there casually displaying himself for her perusal. She had no doubt he meant for her to understand what she was missing. Her skin tingled, and her mouth watered in appreciation. She’d need to change her panties again.
    Tall, tan, lean, and hung, Hunter made the perfect argument without even saying a word.
    “Wow.” How she managed even one coherent word, she had no idea.
    He grinned. “Damn right, wow.”
    “Ego much?”
    He shrugged and turned back to the bedroom, giving her a great view of his ass.
    Waiting for tomorrow would be a serious challenge, but she didn’t like to lose any more than he did, so she’d wait. Until then, she’d have as much fun teasing him as possible.

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About the author:

I write historical romance for Entangled Publishing, paranormal romance for Evernight Publishing, and contemporary, erotic romance, and science fiction for M&M Publishing.

Oregon Ducks fan.

Donut and pastry addict.

I like cats.

I'm terrified of balloons.

When I'm not writing you'll find me in a college classroom teaching English, or working as a literary agent for an amazing agency...and of course, wrangling my family.

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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Hump Day Hunk #humpdayhunk + Announcements

Because I write romance and will be releasing the first in a series of erotic novellas next month, it's not a huge leap to Hump Day Hunks.

Without further ado, I present today's Hump Day Hunk (I have no idea who he is...but he's hawt and hunky, even fully clothed):

Xander Caine?:
(inspiration for Xander, book two of The Caine Brothers (book one releases Oct 2015)


A couple of things you might be interested in:

There's a lovely 5-star review of my paranormal romance, FAERIE FATE, at Coffee Time Romance. You can find it  HERE:

I'm also visiting over at Snarky Mom Reads today, celebrating the 23rd of Snarktember by talking about the Fall Equinox (and how it relates to the fae and FAERIE FATE)

FAERIE FATE is on sale through tomorrow for a mere .99 cents on Amazon. Go pick it up now before the sale's over!  Click here:  AMAZON

Finally:  Keep an eye out in the next couple of days for the #coverreveal for HUNTER, the first book in The Caine Brothers series!

See you tomorrow. Have a great day!


Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Tattoo Tuesday #tattootuesday

It's Tattoo Tuesday!

This is the tattoo my daughter and I got together a few months ago:

I think it's almost time for another one. I can't decide between:

Black rabbit contour tattoo Wallpaper:
bunny 1


Hey, I found this really awesome Etsy listing at https://www.etsy.com/listing/200809620/temporary-tattoo-rabbit-tattoo-animal:
bunny 2

bunny tattoo @David Harris I like this one better :) But I'm still looking...:
bunny 3

cupcake 1

Top 10 Cupcake Tattoo Designs | StyleCraze:
cupcake 2

 I love this for a literary tattoo.  Maybe someday:

Dark Tower Ink: KA IS LIKE THE WIND:

 What do you think? Which one should I do next?


Monday, September 21, 2015

New Blog Schedule - Five Days of Fun Every Week!

I've come up with a new blog schedule. Up to now, I've just posted randomly, and that's okay, but I think we could have more regular fun.

So here's what I've got:

Monday:   Man Bun Monday (alternating with)
                Monday Musings 

Tuesday:   Teaser Tuesday (alternating with)
                Tattoo Tuesday

Wednesday:   Hump Day Hunks

Thursday:   Try a New Author and/or Meet an Author Thursday

Friday:     Fat Friday (food related posts) (alternating with)
               Funny Friday

We'll see how well I can keep to the schedule. It'll be interspersed with new releases from me and other authors, and probably various other things, but this'll be the base schedule.

So....today's Monday. That means man buns (hair, not ass...though who knows, I might throw in an ass here and there). I've been obsessed with man buns lately. I don't know why, but I find them seriously sexy.

Brock O'Hurn is the king of man buns, so we'll start with him.

Oh, good morning, Brock

Pensive Brock

Literate Brock

 And here, Brock shows us how the man bun is done:

Tumbled Squees, This may be my new fave “man with long hair” gif...
In both forward and reverse!

So that's man bun Monday for today. Hope you enjoyed it!

See you tomorrow for Tuesday fun.


Tuesday, September 15, 2015

New Release spotlight: The Sea Wife by Naomi Clark

Please welcome Naomi Clark to the M&M blog to talk about her new Evernight release, The Sea Wife!

It's probably no secret that I love shapeshifters, but normally I stick with werewolves. What can I say, I'm a traditionalist when it comes to these things! For THE SEA WIFE though, I branched out. It's impossible to be a fan of folklore and mythology and not know about selkies. There are loads of different stories surrounding these seal shifters, but I think probably the best-known is the idea that, if a man steals a seal-woman's skin, she's trapped and forced to become his wife. It's a sad story, but then, romantic tragedy seems to be a key element of selkie lore.

In THE SEA WIFE, I wanted to play on that element, but hopefully you won't find Charley and Nessa's story too sad! I like a little hope and happiness in my love stories after all!


Charley and Nessa are from two different worlds. Nessa is a selkie and Charley is all too human. When selkies and humans fall in love, tragedy can follow. For Charley and Nessa, that never seems to matter when they're together. But when Nessa's seal skin is stolen, the lovers uncover all the reasons humans and selkies should stay in their separate worlds. 


In seconds, Nessa was up on the ledge beside her, and Charley pulled her into her arms to kiss her fiercely. Nessa tasted of sea spray and sunlight, her long dark hair smelt of sea lavender, and her body fit perfectly against Charley’s, just as it always had. Now Charley was truly home.
            They didn’t need words to greet each other, not really. They’d been meeting in this cave since Charley was fifteen. They’d been kissing since she was sixteen. Nessa slid her hands into Charley’s hair, freeing the messy red waves from the loose knot she’d tied them in. Nessa’s fingers trailed down Charley’s throat as they kissed, then down to grab the hem of Charley’s t-shirt. They broke the kiss briefly so Nessa could pull the t-shirt off and toss it aside. She fumbled with Charley’s bra, as she always did, and Charley giggled, as she always did, and slipped it off for Nessa. That too, was tossed away carelessly.
            Charley skimmed her hands down Nessa’s bare back, relishing the little shivers she caused. She pushed away Nessa’s heavy locks and kissed the curve of her neck, licking drops of seawater from her skin while Nessa cupped Charley’s breasts and ran her fingers round her nipples. Charley sighed, burying her face in Nessa’s hair and soaking up her light, delicate touches. They’d been apart too long and she needed Nessa with an urgency that wouldn’t settle for light or delicate. She slid her arms round Nessa’s waist and pushed her to the blanket. She stood quickly, hopping like an idiot to kick her jeans off, and Nessa watched her with barely-contained laughter.
            “If you just didn’t bother with clothes at all…”
            “I’d be arrested for public indecency and you’d never see me again.” Charley dropped to her knees beside Nessa, trailing her fingers over Nessa’s stomach and down between her legs.

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About the Author
Naomi likes writing, perfume, fancy tea, and unfathomable monsters from the dark spaces between the stars, not necessarily in that order. She has been writing stories ever since she learned how to write, but is still trying to master the art of biography writing. When she's not dealing with werewolves, demons, or sea monsters, she's hanging out with her cat and probably watching a documentary about Bigfoot. If the cat isn't available, she's with her fiancé watching cookery shows and silently plotting her next book.

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Sunday, September 13, 2015

#NewRelease spotlight: Lipstick by Erzabet Bishop @erzabetbishop

Title: Lipstick
Series: The Black Dress Chronicles
Line: Romance on the Go
Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Genre: Paranormal Erotic Romance
Pages: 35

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Evernight Publishing: http://goo.gl/4m2wmP

Blurb: Black Dress Chronicles, 1

The perfect shade of lipstick can lead to the perfect opportunity for sin… 

When living-challenged author Claire Presswood gets invited to go on a night out on the town with her two best friends, she isn't prepared for the evening that awaits her. Hungry and overworked, she arrives at a masked party at an art museum in time to meet debonair artist Maxwell Douglas. One look from his luminous eyes and Claire knows this will be a night to remember.

Be Warned: light BDSM, spanking, sex toys



“What do you think? Does this lipstick make me look fat?” I eyed the mirror and mushed my lips into a moue.

“Oh my God, Claire.” Rachel rolled her eyes and snorted. “Fat? Really?” She smoothed on a shade of cranberry red that looked dazzling with her preternaturally enhanced olive skin. The girl made being a vampire look good.

I gave her a thumb’s up.

“Yes. Fat. Come on, guys. I need something different. Nothing too…edgy.”

“Edgy, huh?” Carmen snickered, her kitty shifter cattiness coming into play. The Latin beauty grinned. “You should be worried about it making you look dead.”

Carmen sauntered over to the makeup counter where we were trying on new shades of lipstick and selected a tube, twisting it open. She grimaced and shoved it back. “Some of these…ugh. You might as well be trying out for the circus. Why don’t you try something a little more drastic? Like this one?” She lifted up a black tube and opened it to reveal a shade of purplish brown that I loved.

“Sin” was one of the hottest colors around. I actually had it in my makeup bag at home, but tonight wasn’t about scaring up a bondage partner. It was more about having a normal night out with the girls.

“I already have that one. Too leather club. I want human. Natural.”

Carmen snorted and twirled a finger in her hair. “Honey, I love you, but one thing you are not is human.” 

“Bitch.” I turned my head from side to side. Nope. The earthy shade was appealing and didn't make me appear like a candidate for the coroner’s office.


“Maybe, but you know I’m right. Can’t have you going to the party looking like a zombie now, can we?”

“Ha ha.” The comment stung, but Carmen did have a point. With my complexion, if I got something too red, 

I’d look like I’d just eaten someone’s face off. Something too light? Postmortem ice queen with no color at all. Finding the right lipstick was an art and apparently a forensic science.

“All right, fang girl. Are you ready yet? Because I am.” Carmen poked Rachel in the back with her long red fingernail and smirked. “The party is going to be over and all the hot guys taken before you get your vampire ass out of that chair.”


“What would you like to see first?” Maxwell's eyes resumed their fiery trail down my body.

“How about that spanking bench?” I smiled, letting him lead the way.

He led me to it and I leaned forward onto the padded seat, deliberately giving him a stellar view of my backside. Rachel was right about the dress. It was perfect.

“Is this right?” I feigned ignorance, waggling my ass in the air.

He moved behind me and as I arched my back in a provocative pose. He sucked in his breath. “Yes. I'd say that's just about perfect.” He pressed his erection against my ass, grinding it against me.

I moaned deep in my throat, sure that this had to be some kind of dream. Moisture pooled in my slit and hunger clawing at my insides. A low keening growl escaped my lips and I froze.

Bad zombie.

He reached around and kissed me, his breath falling short as he took in the slight glow of my eyes.

“Exactly.” He opened my mouth, sliding his tongue against mine, urging me to respond.

I accepted the challenge, savoring his mouth. His scent was earthy and his essence made me want to devour him.

He broke the kiss and leaned back, his gaze meeting mine. 

“God, my palm itches to spank you,” he breathed, reaching for an errant curl that had fallen across my face. 

“You are intoxicating.”

I took his hand and placed it on my breast, eager and more than ready. I turned in his arms and pushed my ass alongside the erection straining against his trousers. I imagined it inside me, pressing in even closer.

“I want you,” I breathed.

“Well then, there is just one little thing we need to remedy.” Maxwell's voice was low as he ran his hand in a light trail down my spine.

“Really? What's that?” I shivered as his hand traced lines down my body.

“The dress. It has to go.”

“Ummm.” I lifted my arm and his hand found the zipper. As he slowly moved it down, the dress loosened and he pulled it over my head. Clad in the thong, lacy-topped black thigh-highs, and shiny black stilettos, the chill of the room had fine goosebumps erupting all over my skin. My nipples pebbled with the delicious blend of cold and desire and maybe just a little fear. This man could do anything to me and who was to say the woman in his pictures upstairs was even alive?

The danger sped up my heart and made my juices flow.

About the author:

Erzabet Bishop is an award winning author and she loves to write on the naughty side. She is a contributing author to Tease to Please, Demons Imps and Incubi, Opposites, Sci Spanks 2014, Sci Spanks 2015, Spank or Treat 2014, Just Desserts, Lucky Stars, A Christmas To Remember, Taboo II, Forbidden Fruit, Gingerbread Dreams, Club Rook: The Series, Sweat, Bossy, When the Clock Strikes Thirteen, Unwrap these Presents, Wicked Things, Unbound Box, Corset Magazine: Sex Around the World Issue and Man vs. Machine: The Sex Toy Issue, Smut by the Sea Volume II, Hell Whore Volume II, Can’t Get Enough, Slave Girls, The Big Book of Submission, Hungry for More, Gratis II, Anything She Wants, Dirty Little Numbers, Kink-E magazine, Bondage Bites (upcoming), Eternal Haunted Summer,  Coming Together: Girl on Girl, Coming Together: For the Holidays, Shifters and Coming Together: Hungry for Love, Summer Love and Dirty Dates (upcoming 2015) among others. She is the author of Lipstick, The Science of Lust (upcoming 2015), Dinner Date, Holidays in Hell, Mallory’s Mark (upcoming 2016),The Devil’s Due (upcoming 2016), Arcane Imaginarium: Spirit Board (upcoming), Red Hot (upcoming), Work Release (upcoming), Charity Benshaw’s Enchanted Paddle Emporium (upcoming),Tethered, Sigil Fire, Glitter Lust (upcoming 2016), Written on Skin, Club Beam, Pomegranate, Fantasies in Red, Sweet Seductions: The Erzabet Bishop Collection, Holiday Cruise, Fetish Fair, Temptation Resorts: Jess, Temptation Resorts: Marnie, Taming the Beast, The Erotic Pagans Series: Beltane Fires, Samhain Shadows and Yuletide Temptation. Erzabet has been a finalist in the GCLS awards for 2014 and 2015. She lives in Texas with her husband, furry children and can often be found lurking in local bookstores. She loves to bake, make naughty crochet projects and watch monster movies. When she isn’t writing, she loves to review music and books.

Follow her reviews and posts on Twitter @erzabetbishop.


Authorgraph: https://www.authorgraph.com/authors/ErzabetBishop

Happy Reading!


Thursday, September 3, 2015

Labor of Love Blog Hop #lolhop

UPDATE:  Winner of drawing for copy of GAMBLING ON THE OUTLAW: Linda Romer!

From sweet to dark, divas of romance work their fingers to the bone for your reading pleasure in the Labor of Love Bloghop from 9/4-9/6. Come join me and enter to win a Kindle loaded with new, heart-pounding titles just for you!

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Happily ever afters only come after heart-breaking work, and this Labor Day weekend, we're celebrating our written labors of love by giving our readers a chance to win a brand spankin' new Kindle loaded with our personal bests. That's right, you could win all of our books! Aren't you excited? We are! So here's your chance, just click the link below to enter our giveaway:

While each story I create is close to my heart, I've decided to share the first book from my Paranormal romance series, Forever Faerie, FAERIE FATE.  The series was born of a love of paranormal romance, and my desire to try my hand at the genre. I was tired of vampires and werewolves, so I decided to explore the world of fae and all the different meanings of love. 

Holly Spencer is a 22-year-old IT major who’s ready to graduate and find her place in the world. What she really wants is a good job and a condo with a view.

But when she’s rescued twice in one day by a mysterious man who claims to be a fae warrior, she’s plunged into a world she grew up believing existed only in fairy tales, and is forced to run for her life from warring factions who all want her dead.

Shadow’s on a routine mission when he runs headlong into Holly—the soul mate he’d given up on ever finding. Even when she refuses to believe they’re meant for each other, he fights to protect her from the very thing that brought them together, even when it means making a dangerous deal with Fate to save her life.


She still had to face the things that caused her fear, and as much as Shadow made her feel safe, she couldn’t quite let go of the responsibility of taking care of herself. She couldn’t in good conscience give him any hope when she had no idea what she faced in the next few days. That kind of trust required more than she was ready to give just yet. Still, resisting the temptation to give in to their attraction was becoming more and more difficult.
“I know you’ll do everything you can to protect my life, and if I survive this mission, we can talk about my heart,” she said, resting her head on his chest.
“You’ll survive,” he said. “I’ve already saved you twice. I’ll do it as many times as I need to.”
“As I recall, the last time it was a team effort,” Holly teased. “If I hadn’t shifted form, you wouldn’t have been able to carry me away.”
She heard his laugh rumble in his chest. “Very true. That just proves what a good team we are.” He pushed her back just a little to look her in the eyes, “And as I recall,” he said, a wicked grin spreading slowly across his lips, “the last time I saved you, you wore nothing but a smile. Is that going to be a habit?”
“You wish. What does that have to do with anything anyway?”
Still holding her close, he traced the line of her dress, down one shoulder, across the valley between her breasts, and back up again, making her shiver. 
“Nothing. I was just thinking how impressive it was.”



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And because I don't want your TBR pile to wither away over the holiday weekend, one lucky commenter will win an e-copy of GAMBLING ON THE OUTLAW, the first in my historical romance series, Nevada Bounty. Whatever shall you comment on, you ask? Well, let's celebrate your greatest accomplishment! Just post the labor of love you're most proud of in the comments below and I'll announce the winner on 9/7.

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