Thursday, November 5, 2015

Having a Great Day!

I was thrilled when earlier today I received an email from
that said  
Montreal Escort 
has won top Medalist Honors in the Erotica category!!!

Many readers & reviewers have told me that
Montreal Escort
 is their favourite book!
I am so excited to win my first award for Erotica,
and thrilled that it is for Montreal Escort!

Montreal Escort is currently on sale for

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Thursday, September 10, 2015


Karly has been waiting for a man like Lukas to come along. Then, one day, this 6'6, 280 lbs of pure muscle, hunk of a man, literally, walks into her life. Lukas, along with Wolf, are visiting from Germany and are in town to meet Mitchell, the president of the local bike gang. Both gangs have a strong dislike for a rival club. They decide that an alliance between their two clubs would be beneficial. Mitchell is being a great host, providing his guests with anything they desire. Lukas quickly realizes he desires Karly, and not just for a night. Mitchell, despite being married, also wants Karly, although she has made it clear she is not interested in him. Not wanting to cause problems with his new alliance, Mitchell stands back while Lukas and Karly get to know each other. Mitchell has no idea how serious Lukas is about Karly, nor how she feels about him. He figures when Lukas returns to Germany, he will forget all about Karly and he can continue to persuade her to become his number one mistress. If he knew the truth...

Monday, August 3, 2015

Marcia Carrington - Author

Today on my blog I would like to welcome author Marcia Carrington. 
Marcia is the author of twenty novels, with many more to come. She recently had her novel, The Announcer, on promo so I picked up a copy and read it. Here is the cover art and book blurb...

Casey Abbott has watched her favorite TV personality, William Armstrong, for years on his Home Shopping Bonanza program on the local WSTY affiliate. An unexpected chain of events prompts Casey to meet William in person, where she will discover the real side to William Armstrong, and see him in a light she never expected…

The Announcer is a fun, summer read and I loved the theme. I think most people, even though they are not fanatics or stalkers, would like to meet a certain public figure or celebrity and this is what happens to Casey Abbott.
I contacted Marcia to ask her if she would like to be on my blog to answer a few questions about this book and she graciously accepted!

Thanks for being here, Marcia!

Thank you so much Karena, for the opportunity of being on your lovely blog, and a big hello to your readers.
Q. The Announcer has a fun theme. How did you decide or what made you decide to write this book?

A. I used to watch a Home Shopping style program with a host presenting products to the audience, and was fascinated by his charming, lively manner of selling goods. It got me to thinking whether his onscreen persona actually matched his offscreen life, of which I have no knowledge. I thought it would be a good idea for a book to present the contrasting lives of a celebrity in this vein, and how the public does not always match the private life of a person, and their lives can be anything but perfect when you look beyond the obvious.

Q. Have you ever met a celebrity or famous person in real life?

A. I have met a few celebrities in real life, TV stars, hosts and hostesses, and one newsreader. I was struck by how nice they were, but how the hosts and hostesses were much quieter than what their onscreen personalities would suggest, but very interesting people to speak with. The newsreader gave the impression onscreen of being wisecracking and lively, but in real life was much taller than expected, and seemed to be every bit he was on TV!

Q. If possible, who would you wish to meet?

A. Where should I start? I think Oprah Winfrey and Phil Donahue would be very interesting to meet, as would many talk show hosts. Authors such as Judith Krantz and Danielle Steele, and soap opera writers Harding Lemay, Agnes Nixon, Bridget and Jerome Dobson, and Bradley Bell would be wonderful to talk to. Daytime TV stars, both active and not acting at the moment, are other celebrities I would love to meet. Just to name a few, Robin Mattson, Charles Grant, John Allen Nelson, Beverly Penberthy, Linda Dano, and Laura Malone. Other actors such as Brad Pitt, Hugh Jackman, Julia Roberts, Peggy Lipton, and George Clooney would be very interesting to meet.

Q. Without giving it away, this book has a little cliff-hanger at the end. Is a sequel in the future?

A. I have a sequel to THE ANNOUNCER in the works, but I’m thinking possibly 2017 for the follow up at the moment, but it could arrive earlier, or later.

Q. Your bio stated that you like writing about the human condition. Which of your twenty novels that you have written so far, is your favourite, and why?

A. Although I love all my books, I would have to say MAN ON A MOTORBIKE is my favorite. I enjoyed writing the romance of Linda and Clay, and charting their life together, albeit in a very brief form. I will be expanding upon elements of their life together in the sequel SILAS SAVAGE, which will be released in 2016. It will portray Linda’s life after the two tragedies in her life, and the effect of her meeting Silas Savage, the man on the motorbike from the original story.

Sounds as though you will be very busy writing and releasing many more books! I wish you the best, and thank you for being on my blog!

Thank you very much for having me today Karena!

Author Bio:
 Marcia Carrington writes about the human condition, exploring what makes people tick, but in an upbeat and optimistic tone. She is an interested observer of popular culture, and fan of cinema from all eras and countries, especially from the 1930-1970s. Marcia is also a long-time soap opera viewer, watching daytime, and night time serials from a very young age. 
Marcia is also a food connoisseur, with a particular love of chocolate, and coffee. The morning coffee has always been a staple for Marcia, and something which she cannot do without. There is just something about the fresh aroma of coffee early in the morning, and anytime for that fact, which proves irresistible to her.  

Other Books by Marcia Carrington
The Grandmother's Message
The Great High School Love Game
What's A Man To Do
The Adventure of Mrs Browning
Adam, My Guardian Angel
Looking Back
Man On A Motorbike
Mark's Passionate Heart
Harvey Handsome
Angry Cameron
Jeremiah and Georgina's Christmas
Grant's Anguish
The Chauffeur
Mandy's Dream Beau
The Kidnapper
Grant's High School Reunion
Brandy's Summer Idol
Patricia's Holiday Affair
Sabrina's Surprise Visitor

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Twitter: @MarCarring

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Glenn Trust - Author Spotlight!

It is my honor to spotlight one of my favourite authors
Glenn Trust!
Perhaps it is the fact that I am a city girl from Montreal, Quebec, but I have always found anything to do with The South fascinating!
It is only natural then that I love and devour all of Glenn Trust's books.
Born in Columbus, Georgia in the early 1950s, his novels take place in and around where he grew up.
I absolutely love The Hunters Series, what I call the 'Alice Series', Dying Embers and his short story collection, Lightening in the Clouds, Journey and Passage.
And, it is not just me who is an avid reader of his! His first book, Eyes of the Predator, The Pickham County Wars (The Hunter Series Volume 1) has almost 150 reviews on Amazon with a 4.6 star average!
Across the board, ALL of his books have a 4.5 average star rating!

Here is what reviewers have to say:

"Glenn Trust is the southern James Patterson,"
"Deliciously Suspenseful!"
"WOW! Made me Anxious...Thrilling!"

I didn't, but I could have written that last one. In fact, for Book 5, his newest release in the series, I did use the word anxious in my review. His books are on the edge of your butt thrilling and you can see, feel, smell and sometimes taste what Trust is writing about. The characters soon feel like old friends you are dropping in to visit! I think the first book I read was book 1 in The Hunters Series back in 2013. It was on promo (I believe it is presently on sale for $0.99 - so grab a copy!) I then went on to read all his other available books and now I read them as soon as they are released. They are that great! 

Let's start with The Hunter Series

There is a reason the following warning precedes the book description!

***Please be advised that 'Eyes of the Predator' is an intense, realistic and sometimes graphic portrayal of victimization.***

Yes! His books are thrillers, but they are really intense and very shocking at times! NOT for the faint at heart! I had to remember these are works of fiction, but sadly, there are actually assholes like some of his characters out in the real world!

Eyes scanning, searching, the predator looks He could be anyone and within hours a backwater south Georgia county will be rocked by two seemingly unrelated murders that signal the arrival of a serial killer in the rural southland.
Hunting the killer and preventing the next brutal murder falls to a plainspoken country deputy and two agents of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI). It is a race against time to save the next victim and the chase leads north from the swamps along the Florida line to the foothills of the Appalachians.

GBI agents Bob Shaklee and Sharon Price know that Deputy George Mackey is a natural hunter and if anyone can find the sadistic killer, Mackey can. But Mackey, haunted by his own demons can only wonder if he will be late again. It is his greatest fear. 


"Moving at the speed of light, the electric impulses delivered their message to his conscious brain as the hammer fell on the revolver. The blinding white light that followed extinguished all that was Clayton Marswell."
The string of bloody bodies scattered across the Georgia landscape seem to have nothing in common. From different neighborhoods, different levels of society and with different political philosophies, the victims have only one connection. They are all on a list. The question is, why and whose list is it?

Brought together by the list, "The Hunters" unite, once again, and work to unravel the conspiracy behind the murders. George Mackey, Sharon Price and Bob Shaklee are joined by Andrew Barnes and Perry Boyd of the elite Atlanta Homicide Division in a hunt that takes them from inner-city Atlanta to the swamps of south Georgia.

The story's gripping conclusion explodes in the revelation of the conspirators' identities. The one task left for the Hunters is to confront and take down the killing team, if they can.

Hidden away in the black water swamps of southern Georgia a criminal enterprise is spreading its tentacles, leaving blood, bodies and pain in its path. An alliance with a Caribbean cartel gives the southern mobsters the international reach they require for expansion and export of their terrible merchandise. Nothing will stand in their path, except The Hunters.

Teamed together as part of the governor's Office of Special Investigations,George Mackey, Sharon Price and Andy Barnes go undercover to break up the crime syndicate. Supported by pilot Johnny Rincefield and rookie sheriff, Jake Beery, the hunt takes them to the black water of the Okefenokee Swamp and a deadly confrontation with an unlikely suspect. 

It had to come to this. One wanted blood. The other wanted an ending. Both wanted a Reckoning. George Mackey and 'The Hunters' take on the return of Roy Budroe's spreading crime empire and rural Pickham County is caught in the middle, rocked by a bloody war between the two sides. Along the way, Mackey must face his demons from the past and risk losing everything, including the woman he loves. 

The NEW Release!
Redemption has a high price. Sometimes, it can only be paid in blood. Haunted by the ghosts of his past, George Mackey faces the demons of the present as he and Sharon Price struggle to keep their relationship and love intact. The saga that began in ‘Eyes of the Predator’ comes full circle, reuniting Mackey with Lyn and Clay, the characters that were at the center of events in the first book of The Hunters Series. 
Enlisted by Cy Purcell to find them and thwart the kidnapping and murders of Clay and Lyn, George embarks on a hunt that calls into play all of his investigative skills and experience. His dedication and sacrifice take him down paths few others would tread. 

‘Fire and Blood’ is a suspense thriller that contrasts the darkness of the human experience with the inherent goodness and light in most of humanity. Along the way, George and the other the lost souls of the story face their demons and find their redemption.

Volume 5 blew me away!
Perhaps after reading the first four, the characters, and especially George MacKey (Sigh! What a hunk! The strong, silent type no woman can resist!) become so familiar to the reader that it is so refreshing to see that the the action in books 1-4 do have their toll. They are human after all, making the series so very realistic! This book was just released so I have just finished reading it. Talk about being anxious as I read parts of it! Yikes! I was actually screaming! I was shocked during parts of it.

Now just cause I say MacKey is a 'hunk' does not mean this is a chicks' book. This is your typical hard core thriller. Lately, however, I have discovered that many women are now picking up their husbands' books and reading them. This is how I started reading this genre. I was never into Danielle Steele type books, but always needing a book to read, if my husband finished reading one of his 'guy' books, I picked it up and started reading it. Now this type of book is what I prefer to read,

This is a very addictive series, and hopefully there are more to come. I recommend putting them on your 'Wish List' and follow Glenn Trust on his site : There you can sign up to be the first to be notified when a New Release is available, and if you look carefully, you can receive one of his books For Free! (I wish I knew about that before I read all of his books! Ha Ha!)

Due to The Hunters popularity, the first three volumes can be bought and read in one edition.

The 'Alice Series'
Okay, actually it is called...
'Blue Eyes'

Her blue eyes were luminous. They saved her life...for a while.
An odyssey begins and so does the saga of Alice Trent. Along the a mystery unravels that will lead inexorably towards a fateful meeting. The paths of the travelers move randomly and relentlessly towards a single point of life and death. The twists and turns along the way leave you wondering who are the "good guys and bad guys". The final encounter leaves no doubt that things are not always as they appear.
The first book in the Blue Eyes Series by Glenn Trust (Author of the Hunters Series), 'An Empty Tree' is a hard-boiled, suspenseful thriller takes the reader along on a winding journey and look into human nature. This edition contains an alternate ending that will keep you wondering about the second book in the series, 'A Desert View' and the soon to come third, 'Blue Water Horizon'. 


Whatever happened to Alice?
She is back, working on her new life, trying to be like everyone else...normal. But normal for Alice is very different from most. Friends, work, love...her life...are all tainted by her past and the hard years of her youth. Strong and resilient, Alice is in Las Vegas now, hoping and working for that new life. But then circumstances take her down old familiar paths and the little voice inside reminds her of what she truly is...a survivor. 


Alice! What can one say about Alice? I really like her. She is freaky - but in a good way. As a woman, I wouldn't mind sitting in a bar talking to her, but I would not recommend a guy going home with her. You never know what to expect with her, which is one of the reasons reading about her is fun. You never know what she is going to do next! Cannot wait for her next adventure!


Were you there? Many of us were.The embers of hate and bigotry had not died. Smoldering beneath the ashes of a hundred years, they glowed dim but hot, waiting to be fanned into flaming life. Set in the 1960’s during the time of school desegregation, ‘Dying Embers’ is a story of love, hate, terrible tragedy and immense courage. It is a story of growing up.
Six young people cling to their friendship while the war of racial bigotry rages around them. They mature and learn life’s lessons as the society and culture in which they live is painfully remolded. Their world is a world of contradiction. Good people with bad ideas born out of tradition are forced to make choices that will alter their universe, sending it spinning in directions they had never imagined. They are forced to confront those whose hatred was born out of ignorance and self-loathing.
A young man who had never known friendship learns it in an uncommon way from an unlikely source. Together, they learn that the bonds of friendship have no color.
Maturing can be a difficult process for the young. For the traditions and culture of an entire society, it can be, it was, excruciatingly painful
It is always there, the lightning, sometimes hovering over our heads flashing in the clouds…sometimes distant, below the horizon. But it is always there. 
We all face it, death, the lightning in the clouds. No one escapes. It is as sure as being born. It unifies us, and the manner in which we face it is one measure of our lives.
'Lightning in the Clouds' is a collection of short stories dealing with the journey and passage that we all will take...alone. It is not intended as a statement of philosophy or religion. If they provoke some thought, so be it, but as all stories, these are intended to describe and take the reader into the lives and on the journey with the characters. Along the way perhaps they will entertain. 


Glenn Trust - BIO 

A native of the south, Glenn Trust was born in Columbus, Georgia in 1951, the first of five children.
His father's work as a salesman filled his early years with moves from the banks of the Chattahoochee River in Georgia to Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Petersburg, Virginia and Baltimore, until finally returning to the Atlanta area in 1965. From then on, he remained a Georgian, going to school and growing up in the Atlanta area.
Varied work and life experiences have given him an appreciation for the virtues and faults of people at all levels of society.
He says about his work, "For the record, I love people, the humanity that populates the world. People are infinitely interesting, all of them. I may not like certain individuals and I may hate the things they do, but as a group, I am fascinated by people.
"I do work at trying to understand human strengths and frailties, and try above all else in writing to bring life and reality to the characters in my stories. The white hats the heroes wear are intentionally spotted and grayed by their own demons and struggles. The bad guys are not always misunderstood Robin Hoods. Sometimes they are just truly bad with no possibility of social redemption.
"In the end, the stories are fiction, about fictional people. I believe that through fiction, some of the greatest truths may be discussed and discovered about our humanity, or the lack of it.
"Finally, like real people, the characters I try to paint are not completely good and rarely completely evil. Like most of us, they lie somewhere in between.”
To date, Glenn Trust has authored eight novels including The Hunters series of mystery/suspense thrillers and the Blue Eyes mystery/romance series featuring the exploits of Alice Trent, a woman making her way in a difficult world.
The work he considers his most important is Dying Embers, a novel about friendship, coming of age and overcoming the societal failings of the past. It is set during the turbulent days of the 1960's in the south during desegregation, a time that he personally experienced.
Lightning in the Clouds, a collection of short stories dealing with "end of life" events was published in February 2015. Others are planned.
While writing is his passion, he is also an avid RVer, walker, guitar player and reader, he resides with his wife in Nevada where they make the most of every opportunity to get outdoors and enjoy this beautiful world.

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Monday, July 20, 2015

Peace, Love & Romance

For a limited time, ten of today's hottest and bestselling authors bring you Peace, Love & Romance 
A collection of full-length novels (some sweet, some sizzling!) all celebrating women who have loved, lost, and triumphed. 

I have gathered some questions then sent them to the ladies who have so graciously answered them for me.

Before I start with the questions, here is a small bio for each author.

Please visit the website they set up just for this anthology, where you can find out more about each author and links to discover more of their work.

The Authors

Jennifer Theriot

Jennifer Theriot hails from the Great State of Texas. She is a career woman, working as CFO of a Texas based real estate investment firm by day and does her writing at nights and on weekends. In her limited spare time, Jennifer enjoys being outdoors; preferably somewhere on a beach curled up with a good book. Spending time with family and friends, listening to music, watching a baseball game and enjoying a good bottle of wine are usually on her to-do lists. She’s mom to three grown children and ‘MiMi’ to three grandkids – all of whom she adores!

Diane Rinella

Enjoying San Francisco as a backdrop, the ghosts in Diane’s 150-year old Victorian home augment the chorus in her head. With insomnia as their catalyst, these voices have become multifarious characters that haunt her well into the sun’s crowning hours, refusing to let go until they have manipulated her into succumbing to their whims. Her experiences as an actress, business owner, artisan cake designer, software project manager, Internet radio disc jockey, vintage rock n’ roll journalist/fan girl, and lover of dark and quirky personalities influence her idiosyncratic writing.

Christine Ardigo

Christine is a registered dietitian/personal trainer who writes Women's Fiction novels in her spare time. When weight lifting, rock climbing, white-water rafting, and jumping out of airplanes wasn’t enough, Christine decided to fulfill a dream she had as a child: to write a book.
She has lived in New York her entire life and can’t imagine living anywhere else. She has the beaches, the bay and the city, all a half hour away. She has built memories here with her husband, two silly daughters and a bunch of crazy friends, all whom she loves very much.

Robyn Roze

Robyn Roze lives amongst the cornfields of the Midwest and telecommutes as an accountant. Her passion is writing romantic women’s fiction with enough steam to fog a Kindle screen. Writing was a childhood dream of Robyn’s. She won creative writing awards as a girl and teachers encouraged her to pursue it as a career. Robyn’s stories contain one key element that her readers love: a strong, independent heroine.
When she’s not spending time with her fictional families, she loves to spend time with her real one: her high school sweetheart, their two moody teenagers, and a pampered rescue mutt.

Dee Ernst

Dee always wanted to be a writer, but life kept getting in the way. Finally, in her forties, she thought it was time to give writing a real shot. After many rejection letters, she self-published Better Off Without Him. A Different Kind of Forever was released in April of 2012. In the spring of 2013, she signed with Montlake Publishing and launched her third title, A Slight Change of Plan, that fall. Better Than Your Dreams was self-published in August, 2014. Dee finds a lot in common with all her heroines, including living in New Jersey.

Aubree Lane

Aubree Lane lives in the beautiful foothills of Northern California with her husband, two wonderful sons, and a super special peek-a-poo, named Tanner. When not managing the pooper-scooper, Aubree enjoys warm sand, hot sun, and the cool waters of the Pacific.
Her motto: Write Until Your Butt Hurts, and Your Eyes Are Crossed.

Kelly Cozonne

Kelly Cozzone was born in New Martinsville, WV. After spending 15 years in Myrtle Beach, SC, she finally made it back to her adopted hometown, Austin, TX. In addition to being an author, Kelly writes for and shares her thoughts and stories that strike a chord in her on her blog. She is a member of the National Association of Professional Women. When Kelly isn't writing the mystery stories she loves, she is following her beloved Texas Longhorns. An avid football fan, she spends her fall months rooting on her favorite teams.

Jill Cox Vogt

Originally from the mountains of Tennessee, Jill Cox Vogt has published poetry in literary journals, including Appalachian Heritage, and won top honors in national poetry and short story competitions. While she never set out to live throughout the United States, from Florida to Montana and several places in between, she’s chalked it up to the gypsy in her soul. Her adventures were worth it, but she landed in Louisiana with her husband and dog where she enjoys swimming, chocolate, and books.

Rebecca Warner

Upon moving to Miami after college, Rebecca Warner found herself competing for equal position and pay in the male-dominated banking world. She chose to project femininity and confidence, and to "hit'em with her smarts," which proved to be a successful strategy. Consequently, her stories are built on the tenets of sexy, feminine and smart women who pursue what they want in love and life, without fear or apology. She and her wonderful husband of 27 years now live in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina with their two rescue dogs.

Nan Reinhardt

Nan Reinhardt is a writer of romantic fiction for women in their prime, who for the last 20 years, has earned her living as a freelance copy-editor and proofreader. But writing is Nan’s first and most enduring passion. She can’t remember a time in her life when she wasn’t writing—she wrote her first romance novel at the age of ten and is still writing, but now from the viewpoint of a wiser, slightly rumpled, menopausal woman who believes that love never ages, women only grow more interesting, and everybody needs a little sexy romance.

What is the overriding theme in your 10 books?

Women are survivors. We might have been taken for granted, used, cheated on, betrayed or lied to, but we’re prepared to step out of our comfort zones to pursue a happier life. Some of the strongest women in the world are those that have climbed back up when knocked down. We all make mistakes, but when we learn from them, they only make us tougher. Get ready for the power dynamics to change!
These stories come from our hearts. They’re not your typical “young love” stories where the heroine has yet to experience life. Our women have been through tough marriages, crappy jobs, painful deaths, or hurtful divorces, and still managed to take care of their homes, have fun with their kids, survive their jobs, and get on with their lives without cowering or admitting defeat. Their strong will and compassionate hearts see them through to the other side that’s filled with second chances and a deeper form of love—a love never fully explored due to their naïve hearts.

Are your books steamy, sweet or erotic romances?

The novels have a fantastic mix of love scenes. They’re born from the heroines and their current situations. Emotions and past relationships play a big part. Some are truly tender, romantic, and heartwarming. Others are motivated by the women’s lack of affection from their husbands, which drives them to some pretty steamy scenes, releasing their inhibitions and experiencing sex in a bold, new way. A few never knew what real love was. How could they when they married young or for the wrong reasons?

How does an older, more experienced woman view sex?

Comfortable in their own skin and so damn sexy! These women are more spontaneous and have confidence in their bodies. Many young women are self-conscious. Our women are experienced, have had plenty of practice, and know what they want. (And, they’re not afraid to show it.) Not against trying new things, they also love teaching what they’ve learned. Sexual prowess is a huge turn-on for their men, and these ladies are secure enough to express their sexual desires. The second time around, the stress of getting married and starting a family is no longer important, and our women are more free-spirited and have a more carefree attitude.

What are your male love interests like? Are they the typical perfect, gorgeous men?

Although our men are desirable and sexy, they, too, have been around the block. They have real jobs, families, and problems. They’re by no means perfect, but they’re perfect for our heroines. They complement the heroines because they see behind the mask our women have hidden behind for so long, and fall in love with their true identities. There’s a unique mix of men, but they all have one thing in common: they know how to treat our leading ladies. Be prepared to fall in love with them as well. Compassionate, affectionate, but sultry in the bedroom, the men of Peace, Love and Romance are as remarkable as our women.