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Posted by Josie | 10:04 AM | 2 comments »

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Joanne--Deals of the Day

Posted by Josie | 1:23 PM | 3 comments »

I am very happy to be back and posting on the Pink Fuzzies Blog. There are two great deals today, both for... soap! Target.com is offering $2.00 off 2 packages of Dial Soap. And,coupons.com is offering a buy 2, get 1 free coupon for Dial soap. Pair these together at Target for a great savings this week. both are printable coupons. Also on coupons.com is a $.50 printable coupon for Softsoap. Bring to your nearest Publix, which is offering Softsoap for $1.00 this week. bringing your total to $.50. Happy shopping! Favorite quote: "I can't afford to save any more money."

Today's Guest is Author Joanne Myers

Posted by Scarlet Pumpernickel | 5:59 PM | 5 comments »

I have a treat for you today. Please help me welcome Joanne Myers.

Joanne, can you tell us something about yourself. Something that no one knows about your writing?
My most interesting writing quirk is I need the radio on. I just cant concentrate without easy listening music. My lated release is Wicked Intentions, due out late October. It is a paranorma/mystery anthology. The easies thing about being a writer is that almost anything you write makes sense and can be a story. The hardest about being a writer is I occasionally get writers block. When that happens I take a break from writing and concentrate on my painting. My favorite genre to write about is non fiction true crime because it happened to someone. Someone lived through something horrific. The oddest thing on my desk is the numerous papers with a coffee stain on them. myphotoapr2011
Joanne, tells us about yourself.

I hail from the famous Hocking Hills region of southeastern Ohio. I have worked in the blue-collar industry most of my life. Besides having several novels under my belt, I also canvass paint.
When not busy with hobbies or working outside the home, I spend time with relatives, my dogs Jasmine and Scooter, and volunteer my time within the community. I am a member of the Hocking Hill’s Arts and Craftsmen Association, The Hocking County Historical Society and Museum, and the Hocking Hills Regional Welcome Center. I believe in family values and following your dreams.

Can you share a little about your latest book?

BLURB:
When two dismembered torsos wash up on the banks of the local river in the small industrial town of Pleasant Valley, residents are horrified. Between contradicting statements, police ineptitude, lust, lies, manipulation, incest, the motorcycle gang The Devil’s Disciples, crooked cops, and a botched crime scene, everyone becomes a suspect.
The young beautiful Jackie Reeves, a registered nurse, believes the killer is a man from her past. She contacts the dangerously handsome FBI Agent Walker Harmon. An arrest is made, but Harmon and Jackie believe an innocent man is being railroaded by local cops. Determined to find the truth, before anymore killings, Agent Harmon and Jackie are forced to run a gauntlet of deep trouble and turmoil, which marks them for death.
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Now for the good part, do you have an excerpt for us?

EXCERPT:
 Undaunted and short on patience, the agent stared at the fat jerk sitting before him gleefully puffing on a cigar, most likely homegrown in Detroit, Michigan, not Cuba. “I attend the Kingdom Hall on occasion,” he said.
“Well most of us like Malloy. He’s helped rid this town of criminals. He was a volunteer firefighter, and his wife cooks for the annual policeman’s ball. Hell, Malloy even coached volleyball for the kids when he wuz younger. Now a person who does that ain’t all bad,” the chief declared.
Barstow’s sudden burst of energy to safeguard his fishy friend, picqued Harmon’s interest. What had Malloy done? He decided he wasn’t leaving until he had the full, sordid story.
“So you and Malloy are pals, and he did something he couldn’t get out of, and you tried to salvage his job, but the big shots said, ‘No!’ Is that how it went?” Harmon asked.
“Yeah, Malloy did somethin’ real stupid.”
“I’m listening,” Harmon replied.
“The rumors of Malloy allowin’ his friends and family members to snoop through the cornfield, and photograph the area after the victims were removed, was true. Everyone is curious about this crime. Nothin’ this big ever happened in this town before, and the pictures were for souvenirs, you know. Then after the limbs were removed, he brought in a back hoe, and tore up the whole damned crime scene, involving Thomas.” The chief growled in disgust.
“Yeah, that was stupid,” Harmon said. “So Malloy’s unethical conduct was the reason the disciplinary board was in session?”
“Yep, they made their decision this mornin’,” the chief said. “He’s out. There was nothin’ I could do for him.”
“You’d think a cop with over twenty years’ experience would demonstrate better reasoning then destroy evidence. Unless he’s covering his own tracks,” Harmon said realizing what he was implying. “Do you believe Malloy committed the murders?”
“Now, I didn’t say that. A lot of officers were on this case, so a lot of mistakes happened. We never dealt with this type crime before. Many might have made the same mistakes Malloy did.”
Dismissing the chief’s excuses for Malloy’s incompetence, Harmon demanded an answer. He was tired of being duped by the local cops and wanted the truth, and wanted it now. Standing and placing both palms on the chief’s shiny desk, the agent looked the chief square in his squinty brown eyes and said, “Cough it up, Chief! There’s more to it then that. If there were numerous mistakes made by officers other then Malloy, why was he the only one kicked off the force? Now spit it out! What the hell did Malloy do?”
“All right, all right!” the chief whined, “Malloy screwed the dead girl three weeks before she was killed–and got caught!”
The Agent was speechless. Walking to the window overlooking Main Street, he stared vacantly. Hadn’t one of our witnesses suggested something like that? But–with the crisp wind howling, the citizens dining in the local caf├ęs, others window shopping for Christmas or starting their shift at the town’s businesses–this seems unreal. How can such a seemingly sweet country town be so full of bad apples, savage murders, police misconduct and corruption, evidence tampering? This town is certainly no Mayberry, thought Harmon.

“Murder Most Foul,” available now at:
http://www.melange-books.com/authors/joannemyers/MMF.html
Here is the link to buy it directly from LULU:
http://www.lulu.com/shop/joanne-myers/murder-most-foul/paperback/product-21183493.html
JoAnne Myers-Author of Murder Most Foul,- Wicked Intentions,- Loves’, Myths’, and Monsters’,- The Crime of the Century,- Twisted Love, and Flagitious.
My website:http://www.booksandpaintingsbyjoanne.com
My website Blog: http://www.booksandpaintingsbyjoanne.com/page2
https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/wwwjoannemyerscom


Welcome, Roxanne. Sidle closer to our fireplace and have a seat. Tea or coffee?  You've been a busy lady recently.  Share with us, please!

Great to be here, Mary. Today I’m talking about change. Change is good. Without it there can be no progress. We’re fortunate to be living in a period in history when people can reinvent themselves with relative ease. I’ve had at least 5 fulfilling careers, romance writer being the latest!

BTW, I’m giving away a FREE kindle copy of Boom!Listen to Your Heart to the first lucky commenter who can tell me the brand of underwear my hero buys in the excerpt below. Be sure to leave your email address.


I’ve written 15 medieval romances, and that odyssey began because of my interest in genealogy. Every genealogist with roots in England has a dream to trace their family back to the Norman Conquest. It’s impossible, unless you’re descended from royalty or nobility, which I’m not. So I made up a hero who played a crucial role in William the Conqueror’s victory at Hastings in 1066. He established a dynasty that I follow through successive generations in my Montbryce Legacy romances, written under the pen name Anna Markland.


(BTW my Halloween historical, Haunted Knights is FREE today only (Oct.18th))


Just like genealogy itself, writing about his family became an obsession; for example the initial trilogy turned into four books!

However, I began to feel stuck in a medieval rut, and thought I’d try my hand at a contemporary story. I’m a Canadian, but I spend quite a bit of time in Panama, and I wanted to use that country as a setting. But I live in the fantastic city of Victoria, British Columbia, so I set part of the action there too.


I decided to make this book more erotic than my historicals, which I categorise as juicy and sensuous rather than erotic, so a different pen name seemed in order. I chose Roxanne Rogerson. Why? Roxanne is reputed to be high on the list of all time sexiest female names, and Rogerson is one of my ancestral names. (Did I mention I’m an amateur genealogist?)


I’m also an avid reader of romance, and I’m particularly intrigued with stories with a bit of kink in them! I’m not into pain or mutilation or abuse, but Dominant heroes who risk everything to protect their willing Submissives appeal to me. As a boomer myself, I’m interested in a growing phenomenon—the increasing numbers of people in my age bracket who are acknowledging erotic cravings and urges they may have suppressed for years.

 
This is where the inspiration for my book, Boom! Listen to Your Heart came from. It’s a lighthearted, some might say tongue-in-cheek look at two people exploring their kinky side and finding love. Remember, change is good.


There’s suspense too: my hero is an ex-cop turned private investigator whose search for a missing woman puts the heroine’s life in danger.

Here’s a blurb:
A near-fatal heart attack changed Michael Atherton’s life. He learned from it, transforming his lifestyle. Healthier and in great physical shape, Michael tries to come to terms with long-buried cravings and desires unleashed by his near-death experience. His wife does not share his inclination to what she refers to as disgusting erotic shit, and they divorce. Now alone, he explores the emerging Dom side of his personality.

But a good Dom needs a Submissive to complete him.
Jessie Halliwell’s debut novel, His Willing Slave, catapults her to the New York Times Bestsellers List. Only she knows that her knowledge of the Dom/Sub lifestyle comes entirely from research and avid reading of erotic novels. Recognizing she has suppressed her Submissive cravings through two unsuccessful marriages, she creates an ideal Dom/Sub relationship between the hero and heroine of her blockbuster novel. Will she find her own Perfect Dom?

Set in the intimate West Coast city of Victoria and the lush country of Panama, the story takes Michael and Jessie on a roller coaster ride of emotions as Michael’s work as a private investigator unwittingly puts Jessie’s life in jeopardy.

If you enjoy contemporary erotic romantic suspense with a touch of humor, you’ll love BOOM!

 And an excerpt: Shopping for undies with a new lover. ©Roxanne Rogerson



He handed the shirt and tie over to a clerk. “Can you hang on to these? My lover and I are headed over to the men’s underwear department.”

Ignoring the woman’s rapid blinking, he made a beeline for the Calvin Klein display.

“Black?’ he asked, holding a bikini thong in front of his crotch.

Heat shot through her. “Nice,” she murmured.

“What size do you think I am?”

Her tongue seemed to be glued to the roof of her mouth. “Large, I’d guess.”

He smirked, hunting through the bin. “Only large, eh? Not XL? Okay. I’ll try them on, to be sure.”

She trailed after him to the dressing room, her face on fire. The female clerk took one look at him, then spied the underwear. She smiled seductively, but her smile turned to a glare when she realized he wasn’t alone.

Jessie glared back.

You wanna fight me for him? Huh? Huh?

“I’ll wait here,” she declared.

The clerk led the way into the change rooms, reminding him, as she glanced at his groin, to keep his own underwear on when he tried the Calvin Klein.

Jessie made a show of being interested in the racks near the dressing rooms, but the breath wooshed from her lungs when she looked up three minutes later to see Michael standing in the doorway wearing only the Calvin Klein and a seductive smile, his hands out at his sides, as if to say, “What do you think?”

The clerk bustled over, looking irritated, but he held up his hand, stopping her in her tracks. “I’m buying them anyway. Just want my lover to see them.”

The well designed underwear molded to the bulge at his crotch beautifully. The bikini style revealed a tantalizing glimpse of pubic hair. Jessie couldn’t take her eyes off him. Neither could a handful of women who happened to be walking by.

He turned. “How about from the back? Look okay?”

She might faint. Her heart was pounding, pounding. “Very nice,” she croaked. “Are they comfortable?”

Hell’s bells! Now she was talking like his mother.

He winked at her over his shoulder, a big grin on his face. “Very.”

“Let’s get a dozen pairs.”


Go for the prize, Ladies, comment and answer her question!

5 Star Review for A Matter of Trust

Posted by Scarlet Pumpernickel | 12:29 AM | 8 comments »

MJ Flournoy is thrilled to see another 5 star review for her newly released romantic suspense, A Matter of Trust. As a first time author, MJ really appreciates the support of the Pink Fuzzy Slipper Writers!


Another great 5 star review of A Matter of Trust


Flournoy has crafted a novel that puts the reader in the middle of the action on the first page. The plot twists through secrets, deceptions and turns that hold the reader enthralled until the last word is read.
A Matter of Trust balances mystery and romance as the reader follows Mac Carlson and Jolie Wyngate as they learn to trust each other and work together blending his special forces training and her unique insight to help find a kidnapped child and solve the murder of Mac's partner.
Flournoy brings the setting to life with details about the city of Atlanta. At no point does the story ring untrue. I was drawn in and held captive until I reached the end. Then I wanted more. Hopefully Flournoy will continue to write and perhaps give us more of Mac and Jolie.


I'm honored to highlight today the rising star of Regency romance, Ella Quinn! Ella astonishes me. She's incredibly energetic. My secret belief (secret no more) is that Ella is magic. Not only does she write fast and fabulously, but she's often in several different places at the same time. If that's not magic, what is?

Ella is here with an excerpt from her debut release, The Seduction of Lady Phoebe, which is the first in the Marriage Game series. Ella is giving away an e-book to one lucky commenter. 



“Lady Phoebe is a heroine Georgette Heyer would adore—plucky, pretty, and well worth the devotion of the dashing Lord Marcus. A marvelous find for Regency romance readers.” —Grace Burrowes, New York Times bestselling author

Polite society has its rules for marriage. But for Ella Quinn’s eligible bachelors, their brides will show them that rules are for the weak of heart…

Phoebe Stanhope is not a typical Lady. As feisty as she is quick witted, no one can catch her, especially when she is driving her dashing phaeton with its perfectly matched horses. And unlike her peers, experience has guarded her against a growing list of would-be suitors. But when she encounters Marcus Finley, what she fears most burns deep within his blue-eyed gaze…

For Lord Marcus, the spark of recognition is but a moment in the love he has held these many years. Now that he’s returned to England, all the happiness he desires rests on Lady Phoebe never finding out that he was the one who turned her heart so cold and distant. He must work fast to gain the advantage—to convince her what she wants is exactly what she denies—but in order to seduce her into his arms, he must be willing to give up more than he can control…


“A passionate tale full of humor, romance, and poignancy. Quinn writes classic Regency romance at its best!” —Shana Galen, author of If You Give a Rake a Ruby

Here's the excerpt:




St. Eth motioned to the coffee-pot and other cup. Marcus shook his head and the older man went on. “Lady St. Eth will not decide until the last moment. I recommend you offer to escort Lady Phoebe on foot. I shall do my best to bundle Lady St. Eth into the carriage.”



Marcus was stunned that St. Eth was still willing to help him.



St. Eth’s tone became serious. “On another note, I received a message from Caldecott this morning. Lady Hester is concerned that you and Lady Phoebe will be found in a compromising position. Her fears are well founded, if what I witnessed in the breakfast room is any indication.”



St. Eth waited, but Marcus remained silent. “Her main concern is if you are caught doing anything that would give rise to talk or, indeed, an immediate proposal of marriage, the ton will think you’ve offered for Lady Phoebe solely because you had no choice. That, as you must understand, would not be a comfortable position for either of you, or the families.



Marcus nodded. “Yes, sir.”



“However,” Henry said, “if you keep to your plan, the gossips should begin to notice you are being very particular in your attentions to Phoebe. That will stop any talk if something should happen.”



St. Eth’s brows lowered. “I depend upon you to insure you are not caught. It clearly isn’t any good at all to rely on my niece to be discreet in this matter. She is, in general, a very sensible girl, quite up to snuff, but apparently not in this case.”

He poured another cup of coffee. “Despite some of Lady Phoebe’s independent starts, she has never set the gossips’ tongues wagging. But, she is a babe in the woods when it comes to your courtship, and her usual good sense has gone begging. Though that might be to your advantage.”



Henry fixed a stern gaze on Marcus. “Now as to your activities in my house . . . What the devil either of you thought you were doing in the breakfast room alone, not a servant in sight, with the door closed, is more than I can understand. You’re very lucky it was I, and not Lady St. Eth, who came upon you.”


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Will Marcus succeed in winning Lady Phoebe? You'll have to read the story to find out. Do you read historical novels? Specifically, Regencies? Why or why not? Do you believe in magic? Answer any of these questions or not - but leave a comment for a chance to win an e-book of The Seduction of Lady Phoebe.

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Ella’s studies and other jobs have always been on the serious side. Reading historical romances, especially Regencies, were her escape. Eventually her love of historical novels led her to start writing them.



She is married to her wonderful husband of twenty-nine years. They have a son and granddaughter, Great Dane and a Chartreux. After living in the South Pacific, Central America, North Africa, England and Europe, she and her husband decided to make St. Thomas, VI home.



Ella is a member of the Romance Writers of America, The Beau Monde and Hearts Across History. She is represented by Elizabeth Pomada of Larsen-Pomada Literary Agency, and published by Kensington. Her debut novel, The Seduction of Lady Phoebe, was released in September 2013.