Guest: Destiny Blaine- First and Ten: Let the Games Begin

Champagne Book Group and Destiny Blaine team up to bring sports romance readers a new line of sports romance novellas


Coming to Champagne Book Group and Carnal Passions on September 2, 2013 


First and Ten: Let the Games Begin

“A Swinging Gate Sports Romance”


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Tagline/Logline:   In football and romance, true winners are only determined by how long their hearts stay invested in the game.


Back cover blurb: 

Football superstar Kemper Kapertone is caught in a compromising position. Thrust into a media frenzy, Kemper flies across the country hoping to save a relationship now shattered beyond repair.

Tired of waiting on the sidelines, Kara Ball decides the role of jilted lover doesn’t work for her. Kara springs into action and pursues her sexy neighbor, an irresistible Dom who is twenty-seven years her senior and the object of her most recent fantasies.

Zak Stone stops by Kara’s condominium to drop off a parcel, but after the sexy seductress learns of her boyfriend’s engagement, plans change.  Soon, Kara opens up a package filled with illicit toys and the naughty ideas start churning. 

While Kemper races against time to set things right, Kara invites Zak to stay overnight, hoping an evening of passion will keep him coming back for more. Fortunately for Kara, Zak is only interested in playing for keeps.

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Release: Call of the Wylde (Marauders Book 2)

It’s out! It’s out! Happy days it’s out! *grins* I’ve been so busy with Pirate Queen’s Rebellion (it’s so done!) that I hadn’t had time to post this– but Call of the Wylde, second book in the Marauder series is out! That’s right, it’s out and ready for your enjoyment! The lovely Scott Carpenter did the cover for the second book and I love it! Plus, for this holiday– the price for Mark of the Blood has dropped to 99¢. That price will hold until July 15th. After that, it goes back up to $2.99. So, if you’ve been waiting to pick up MOTB and Call of the Wylde, now’s the time to do it!  Continue reading

Celebrating My Mom and My Books

Today is both bittersweet and joyful. My mom died 5 years ago today from lung cancer. She was my biggest cheer leader when it came to my writing. I miss her so much. At the same time, my books are doing well–something that would make her so proud. So today, I celebrate her life and my books. She’d be thrilled with that, I think. Looking back, I know my mom was a huge influence on why I write.  Continue reading

The Next Big Thing Blog Hop

So, I, like so many other authors– have managed to get tagged (or targeted) in the Next Big Thing Blog Hop. I get to thank Jet Mykles for the tag. So, this is how it works: 

Each author answers ten questions about their book — either a work in progress or an upcoming release — and tags five other authors who talk about their own books the next week, link back to the author who tagged them and tag five new authors. And so on, and so on, and so on. This could be the never-ending story. Seriously. LOL 

So let’s get to the questions! Then I’ll start tagging some of my author buddies. 

1: What is the working title of your book? 

Pirate Queen’s Rebellion

2: Where did the idea come from for the book?
 Believe it or not– my male. *grins* He had this fantasy– one I wanted to make happen for him. Then as we talked on it, the story grew into something more. And instead of the high seas, it ended up in outer space! Personally, I like it better that way! 

3: What genre does your book fall under?
Space opera with some elements of BDSM, menage, and BBW. The heroine is curvy and not ashamed of who and what she is. I love that about her. The space opera is a time honoured tradition and one I love upholding! 

4: Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
*blinks* Why you ask me this? Sheesh….first I need to find the right red-head for the hero….then the right curvaceous woman for the heroine. Okay, I will say if we can dye Steve Amell’s hair red, I’m all for him being Sir Alan Robertson. *nods happily* For the heroine, I’m not so sure about. I’ll have to think on that one. 

5: What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
The Pirate Queen isn’t who she seems, but she’s willing to risk it all to make the Gamma Quadrant Overlord Alan Robertson see the truth about the Federated Planets while risking her heart in the process. 

6: Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
Not sure yet. I’m hoping to get it out to one of my publishers. 

7: How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
I’m on the last stage of the first draft. I’m enjoying it more now I’m finally able to focus more since my breakdown. It’s been a long time coming. 

8: What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
I haven’t really seen any books quite like this. There are other fantastic futuristic/space opera romances out there, but none quite like this. 

9: Who or What inspired you to write this book?
My male. He gets full credit for being the inspiration for this book. Which means he thinks he’s getting the rewards– which he will– privately. LOL 

10: What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?

This book is about a growing romance, hidden secrets, a government conspiracy, righting wrongs and how two people manage to be part of it all. Basically, what our dreams of being more than we think we can possibly ever do. It’s a story that is more than life, but just like life itself. You often wonder how big your life is, right up until you find yourself involved in these types of things. So, I think most readers will find it intriguing in some fashion. 


Now onward… who can I tag for this? *thinks* 

1: Selena Illyria — partner in crime, and writer of many a fine IR story 

2. Dawn Montgomery— one of my fave people, and writer of stuff I wish I could write! 

3. Belinda McBride— one of my favourite author people.