Y’all Better Get You Some

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Lisa and I have a Facebook group. I know, I know. Some of you are saying, What for? While others are asking, What took you heffas so long? And of course, What’s in it for me? I’ll answer all three questions. The purpose of the group is to keep our fans in the know about upcoming books, and to reward you for your loyalty over the years. And, of course, to sell books. It took us a long time to do this because basically we are the world’s slowest writers and we didn’t want anything to take away from that.

What’s the benefit? The main benefit is that group members will have an opportunity to buy our books at least one week before anyone else. This will be time sensitive, so if you’re not a member you’ll probably miss out. Lisa and I also plan to have other premiums for members like t-shirts and possibly some type of meet and greet in the future. Keep in mind that we’re both introverted as hell so the meet and greet might not happen if we don’t get a lot of people in our group. So tell your family and friends to come on in. We’ll also post snippets from upcoming books, and answer any questions you might have.

Sign up now to get the best seats!!!

Y’all Better Get You Some

Me and My Pussycats


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I’ve had a lot of inquiries about the original Pussycat Death Squad book. (And I really appreciate it, because these books really are my heart.) It came down in late summer because I got the rights back from the publisher. You might have noticed, I got the rights back to six books in the past few months and I’ve been working my poor husband like crazy to get new covers done. He works full-time and this is his busy time at work. And, much as he would deny it, the man is an artist. And yeah, (whispering) he has an artistic temperament and since he’s working for free…yeah, I have to take my covers when he gets around to them. He’s working on the new cover and he should have it finished by the end of the week and it’s a beauty! I know I say that every time, but the man just amazes me.

The next Pussycat book is Pussycat in Peril. It’s the third book in the series and is about Astaria, who, if you will recall was the second in command to Lelia in Pussycat Death Squad. Astaria has found herself trapped back in her home country in the middle of an internecine war and must be rescued by her husband. (Her husband? Where the hell did she get one of those? And more importantly, why?) It’s a marriage of convenience story, and those have always been one of my fave romance tropes. It was also strongly influenced by Roberta Gellis’s The Kent Heiress. To the point of, dare I say it? Being FAN FICTION!!! Quelle horreur! Gellis’s story takes place during the French Revolution and I always wanted to do a contemporary story of that nature, but couldn’t really come up with a suitable setting. Then the Arab Spring happened, and voila my imagination was off to the races. (No, I  don’t know why I’m speaking French this morning, but the setting of this story was a former French colony.) I’m loving the heck out of this story, especially since the Arab revolution and the aftermath is still very much in the news.

Astaria, the heroine is of East African lineage, and like all the Pussycats is as lethal as she is gorgeous. As a sniper in the counter-revolutionary forces she has no trouble living up to the “Hot Shot” title Kaeden has given her.  Kaeden Nassir, the hero is just awesome. An Egyptian American Marine from Tennessee he is everything a hero should be; madly in love with the heroine, and prepared to die to protect her. Suffice it to say, it would behoove you to be careful any time he has his precious “Arkansas Toothpick” in his hand. As for the photos at the top of the page, Astaria’s father was an archaeologist excavating Roman ruins in their home country. The pictures are of Roman ruins in Libya and, as I’ve mentioned before, Laritrea is loosely based on that country and activities occurring there. I’m hoping to have it ready in time for a Christmas release.

As always, thank y’all so much for your support. I love writing these stories and it’s still amazing to me that y’all enjoy them as much as I do .

Writing Two Books at Once

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And no, this is never a good plan. I am working on the latest Pussycat Death Squad book, Pussycat in Peril. Astaria, whom you might remember from the first Pussycat Death Squad book is in a green card marriage with Kaeden, a Egyptian-American Marine. Kaeden has had feelings for Astaria almost from the beginning, but he doesn’t want her to be with him because she feels beholden, so he’s waiting until she gets citizenship before he speaks up. Then, she returns to her home country to rescue her family and disappears. In the middle of a revolution. A revolution that has cut the entire country off from the rest of the world. And of course, our hero has to go find her. This book is so much fun, especially in light of current events.

The other book I’m working on is Love Me Some Him. This is the long-promised book about Dare from Dark Star. Well, it starts soon after events in the Lion in Russia, so yes, Dare shows up at Tonya and Nate’s wedding with a black eye from being sucker punched by Leo in that story. And well, things go downhill from there. These two have got the Hillbilly Mafia, the Department and at least one prison gang hot on their tail. Chances of survival don’t look good.

Oh, and that big ass gun up there? That’s a British made Lapua Magnum .50 caliber rifle. With a confirmed kill from nearly 3000 yards, it’s favored by snipers everywhere and by Astaria, heroine of Pussycat in Peril and an accomplished sniper in her own right. She’s been known to keep it hidden under her burqa.

Superstar Cover

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I know I’ve been promising this forever, but I swear it’s not my fault. These temperamental artists I swear. Y’all have no idea difficult they can be!!! Especially when they’re your husband and work for free!!! LOL Anyway, I love this cover so much. Once you read the book you’ll see how well it captures the spirit of Sioux Dupree. The book should be out no later than the end of the week. I hope to finish my edits today, but I don’t want to promise and then not deliver AGAIN! So, I’ll just share the fabulous cover. Thank y’all so much for your patience. I can so feel your love for my work and it sustains me. Sometimes when I want to give up and just trash all these books on my hard drive, I think of your emails, tweets, etc… and I’m inspired to continue. If you can keep on keeping on, then so can I. Again, thank you so much.

 

 

Sorry for the Delay, but Superstar Will Be Here Soon

Good morning to all my readers. I owe all of you an apology for the long-delayed release of Superstar. I returned to working full-time this spring and it has taken a great deal of effort to coordinate my new life. I think I’ve hit my groove now, but will probably limit my writing to the weekends only, at least for now. Superstar will be released this month. I also plan to release Love Me Some Him, which is Deringer’s story and Lisa and I have an amazing Christmas surprise as well. So stay tuned.  Love you so much, and appreciate you, too.

Loose Id Cyber Monday Deals

 

Woo Hoo, look at all those lovely books. Loose Id has deep discounted over a hundred books this Cyber Monday including perennial fan favorite Santa Baby. According to the awesome Lisa G. Riley herself this is hand’s down my best book. Obviously it’s great for this time of the year, and now it’s THREE DOLLARS OFF!!! Remember, the more you spend the more you save! #sweetheat #multicultural romance #interracial romance

Loose Id Daily Deals

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Have you been over to the Loose Id site lately? Well they’ve got a rip-roaring sale through December 1, 0n Thanksgiving, Hanukkah and food-related titles through December 1. My book, Buttercream is on sale for $2.99! That’s $2.00 off! Isn’t that sweet? And get this, I’m also putting the sequel to Buttercream, Milk & Honey on sale for $2.99 through Monday as well. Yep, double the sugar rush. But here’s the thing. The sale on Buttercream is only at the Loose Id site. For Kindle readers, .PRC/MBI loads to Kindle no problem. For Nook readers, .EPUB will ‘side load’ to Nook using Adobe Digital Editions, or download to Dropbox and then open in Nook. If you need help with these non-standard formats, Customer Service is available with less than 24 hour turnaround.

And the sale on Milk & Honey is at Smashwords and ARe, only but they have all the formats you need for any of your devices, and customer service is available there as well. 

If you haven’t read these books about the delectably wacky Blakemore clan you’ve truly missing out. Here’s the blurb for Buttercream:

Like the sinfully decadent treats she whips up in her bakery, Poppy Blakemore is irresistible, even to a battle scarred warrior like Matthew McAlister. Unfortunately, except for a love for delicious pastry and a passion so hot it leaves them scorched in its wake, the two of them have nothing in common. He is a straight-as-an arrow helicopter pilot who has been traumatized by combat, while she struggles to reconcile her capitalist tendencies with her counter-culture background.

The passion between them is undeniable, but Poppy knows that anything more than a sexual relationship is out of the question. Matthew wants so much more. Are sex and buttercream going to be enough to hold them together, or is their love doomed like an overcooked madeleine?

And the blurb for Milk & Honey:

For those of you who enjoyed Buttercream, here’s another delicious story about the “flower children” of the Blakemore clan.

When a massive land development deal brings together high-powered dealmaker Cypher Lawrence and latter day hippie goat herder Jacinto Blakemore the last thing either expects is an explosive attraction that leaves them desperate for more. Cypher has been assigned to broker a contract with Jacinto for the sale of his farm. Despite his laid-back demeanor Jacinto has a will of iron and is determined to hold on to his land against Cypher’s corporation. 

Business considerations take a back seat as they discover a love that transcends their differences, and Jacinto’s beloved moonlit prairie is just the balm Cypher’s overextended spirit needs. They fall into a serendipitous relationship, but when corporate intrigue threatens to tear them apart there might not be enough similarities and trust to sustain their love.

Yep, just perfect for this time of the year, so hop on over and take advantage of these great prices, and be sure to check out the Daily Deals on the Loose Id site. I know I will be!

Asian Heroes

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Milk & Honey is my second book with an Asian hero. Jacinto Blakemore, despite the Spanish first name is actually Vietnamese. And the hero of Hot for Teacher, the so-named hot teacher, Michael Fuautea is Samoan. I’ve had lots of requests for Asian heroes over the years and I like writing them. I have a story in the back of my mind at the moment about a Korean ultimate fighter. What do y’all think of them? Yay? Nay? No way? Let me know what you think.

#sweetheat