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Thursday, July 17, 2014

First Look into Leena's Men

Coming July 30, 2014!!

Would you like a sneak peek??

Check out my interview with Fran Lee on Romance Books 4 Us:
http://www.romancebooks4us.blogspot.com/2014/07/meet-my-dear-friend-tessie-bradford.html


Tessie
www.tessiebradford.com

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

New Hot Wolf-shifters Coming Soon!


I'm working on edits this week for a new wolf-shifters series that will debut next spring.

I've learned to love edits. I use them as an opportunity to see my story through someone else's eyes, make corrections and accept helpful input. Edits are always a little stressful. This edit is interesting to me because so many new factors are coming into play.

First, this is a new-to-me publisher with a different house style than I have used before. There's lots to learn and un-learn : )

Second, this book is part of shared world and multi-author series on a much larger scale than I have ever attempted. There's a lot of checking in with others and many small adjustments to make.

Third, edits are always put me into a monk-like retreat-to-my-writing-cave-in-silence sort of mode. Typically during an edit week, I carefully plan my schedule, family meals and hours away from the house. All of that is impossible in my current situation. With my sister's in-home hospice care, family members come and go from my house at will. The phone starts ringing at 8 a.m. and stops at 9 p.m. I have to stop and do something for someone, constantly. I've had to face these edits for what they are, a blessed distraction, a treat and diversion. Even though it's hard to concentrate I am so genuinely happy to have this work.

I cannot wait to start the new books in 2015!

Have a wonderful week.
XXOO Kat

Monday, July 14, 2014

Need a SEAL? Need a Party July 17? With SEALs and SWAG!


Have you ever seen so much luscious skin? Contrasted with the white, ya know, is drool-worthy.
WELL! She exclaimed, wiping her mouth, we are gonna have a party!
SEAL party.
You, us, FB, July 17 beginning at 4 p.m. CENTRAL and we are giving away SWAG like you would not believe!
So you must come, yeah?
Each of my buddies in this SEALs GOING HOT series will give away 3 books. THREE.
You need to be here.
ON Facebook, for 4 glorious uninterrupted hours.
Be there!
And in the meantime?
Go to #sealsgoinghot FB page and LIKE us.
Cuz you are reeeeeeallly going to like us...a lot.
After you wipe the drool from your face.
And if you want to have a SEAL right now, mine is a guy named Tony Nero.
Here are some of the buy links:
BURNING FOR NERO


Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Summer Schedule


My normal writing schedule this summer simply doesn't exist, but I'm getting some work done behind the scenes.

Soon, I'll start edits for a multi-author wolf-shifter project that has been super fun to work on. I love the other authors I've had the opportunity to work with, and I have a second book in the series planned.

I also received my gorgeous book cover for the series this week. For now the series is secret and I can't wait to share it.

This is NOT the book cover but this is the model I chose, Stfano Cavoretto. I like the intensity of his eyes and he had the dark wolf look I wanted.



I also have three novellas due  in September-October. Everyday I work a little on one of them. I'm so grateful to have something fun to escape into.

This summer I'm prodding like a tortoise toward the finish line.

How is everyone else spending their summer?

XXOO Kat

Thursday, July 3, 2014

FREE Book Fair


If you're in the NYC area, please join us for this FREE event on August 24th!!

Registration is still open for the conference, too!! Check out this one of a kind conference at www.bdsmwriterscon.com



Enjoy a wonderful weekend!!
Tessie
www.tessiebradford.com



Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Happy Fourth of July!


The Fourth of July has always been a special holiday for me. I'm a July birthday, I love fireworks, summer cookouts and everything that comes with them.

It was at a Fourth of July cookout fifteen years ago, that I found myself savaging a bag of corn chips like an animal and realized I might be pregnant. My husband and I stopped at a drugstore on our way home from watching a firework display, bought a pregnancy test, saw the double purple lines and cried with joy.

This Fourth of July is extra special too. As you may already know from my Facebook page my sister Christy has cancer. It's inoperable and she was released from the hospital to do hospice in my home. Judging from the condition she was in June 1st, all was lost. She was taken off dialysis and I was told she was in renal failure and had about a week to live. Her birthday was June 21st and I never dreamed Christy would survive to see it.

Guess what? Christy's birthday came and went. I had my own nursing routine to perform at home. Everyday she seems to be doing a little better. Her kidneys are now healthy and fully functioning on their own. A few of her other chronic issues including headaches, fever, infections, bedsores etc.. were healed and the medications associated with them were ditched. Her mind cleared and she became herself again.

At that point I realized I had a half-healthy person on my hands who deserved a chance to try a few of the alternative cancer treatments that are only offered to the terminally ill. I figured why not, we have nothing lose. I view this with no false hope but merely as another adventure into the unknown with my sister who loves adventures and trying anything new. We start on Thursday. If I get a little more quality time with my sister and relieve some of her pain, I'll consider it a big win.


Thursday, June 26, 2014

Another Chance to Win!!


Tina Donahue is back today with another peek into her latest release! It is available NOW at http://www.ellorascave.com/taking-eve.html

And she's having a contest!!



Blurb:

A willing slave to possession, punishment, pleasure…

Dreams of a manor where submission and dominance once ruled draws Faith to hypnotherapist Colin Danes. Potently virile, he looks remarkably like her most cherished master from a past life. Desire smolders in his eyes, proving he’s never forgotten her.
Their carnal dance continues in the present and leads to their past when she was known as Eve. Through hypnotherapy, Colin brings her back to the Victorian era, a hidden estate where she eagerly submits to whatever he and her other noble masters crave. The exquisite discipline of the strap. Being bid on and mounted each night. Displayed and used for the enjoyment of all.

Most will take her. One will try to imprison her. Only he will be her true master in that life and this.

Excerpt:

Taking her arm, Spencer brought Eve to the table so the mirror caught her in profile. He removed her bands and chains, tossing them aside. The fetters clinked against the snowy marble floor. He pulled off her fur boots, leaving her with nothing except the white satin ribbon.
“Bend over the table,” he ordered. He took off his derby and shrugged out of his greatcoat, putting both near the lone chair. “Spread your legs wide and present—“
“She’s not to be harmed,” Anthony interrupted.
Eve looked from man to man, feeling their struggle for power, Anthony’s indignation that he wasn’t in charge of her.
“No, my lord.” Spencer spoke as dismissively as he had earlier. “However, I have to examine and prepare her for tonight’s event, the same as I’ve done in the past with all the others. You’re well aware of that—are you not, my lord?”
Anthony clenched his jaw.
“Perhaps his Lordship would care to announce the girl’s arrival to the rest,” Spencer said. “Then await our entrance as he’s done before.”
Anthony seemed ready to argue the point, but didn’t. He left the room, slamming the door.
The thunderous sound had barely died out when Spencer edged close, his size and heat intimidating Eve, but also stirring something within her. A desire for a firm hand, a strict taskmaster.
Carefully, Spencer brushed Eve’s hair aside, his fingertips lingering on her shoulder. His touch light. Pleasant. Her breathing picked up. She waited for more. He leaned down, his cheek close to hers, his powerful body clearly restrained, his scent one of soap, wool, leather.
“Do as I ordered,” he whispered. “Be quick about it.”
She had no choice. Eve knew she wanted none. Unnerved, she obeyed, palms on the table, nipples touching the polished surface, legs parted widely, ass lifted.
Her position was deliberately revealing, meant to show Spencer both of her openings.
Eve lowered her face.
“No,” Spencer said. “Look at yourself and me in the glass. Watch what I do to you…what you can’t stop.”
Heat stung Eve’s cheeks. She turned to her reflection, seeing a face she scarcely recognized, one feverish with excitement and lust. Her hair was a black cloud drifting over her naked shoulders.
With his hands on his narrow hips, Spencer regarded her naked ass as a lord might—arrogant and unhurried—his pace telling her what she already knew. He ruled as all men did. As a woman, she yielded. Even to him.
Eve’s cunt grew damp with wanting.
He finally moved to the other side of the table, his stiffened shaft straining against his trousers. His arousal filling Eve with a curious combination of excitement and dread.
Would he take her before her other Masters did?
Would he whip her?
He returned to his original spot, a roguish look on his face. “Wider,” he ordered.
She spread her legs even more.
“Arch your back. Present your lovely arse to me.”
Eve strained to meet his demands, her body obedient even as her mind rebelled. She was more fully exposed to him than she’d ever been to Anthony.
A faint smile touched Spencer’s mouth. Minutes passed as he studied her scandalous pose.
Her skin reddened from the fire’s warmth and the turmoil building within her.
He dropped to one knee for a better look at her cunt and anus. His breath skimmed her thigh.
A low moan caught in Eve’s throat. She tried to swallow but couldn’t. She saw his arousal…and her own.

“You’re quite wet,” he murmured.


Tina Donahue is an award-winning, bestselling novelist in erotic, paranormal, contemporary and historical romance for Samhain Publishing, Ellora’s Cave, Siren Publishing, and Kensington. Booklist, Publisher’s Weekly, Romantic Times and numerous online sites have praised her work. Three of her erotic romances (Adored, Lush Velvet Nights, and Deep, Dark, Delicious) were named finalists in the 2011 EPIC competition. The French review site, Blue Moon reviews, chose her erotic romance Sensual Stranger as their Book of the Year 2010 (erotic category). The Golden Nib Award at Miz Love Loves Books was created specifically for Lush Velvet Nights, and two of her titles (The Yearning and Deep, Dark, Delicious) received an Award of Merit in the RWA Holt Medallion competition (2011 and 2012). Take Me Away and Adored both won second place in the NEC RWA contest (different years). Tina is featured in the 2012 Novel & Short Story Writer’s Market. She was the editor of an award–winning Midwestern newspaper and worked in Story Direction for a Hollywood production company.


CONTEST

Please leave a comment. Tina will be choosing one winner randomly from the comments section. The winner gets her choice of one of Tina’s backlist ebooks – FIFTEEN IN ALL – contemporary, paranormal, suspense, ménage. From this list:

1. Adored – RWA award-winning; EPIC 2011 Finalist; 4 Stars RT
2. Deep, Dark, Delicious – EPIC 2011 Finalist; Holt Medallion Award of Merit
3. Lush Velvet Nights – EPIC 2011 Finalist; Golden Nib Award
4. In His Arms – SIX 5 Star Reviews; 4 Stars RT
5. Sensual Stranger – 2010 Book of the Year (erotic); 4 Stars RT
6. The Yearning – Top Ten Bestseller
7. Take Me Away – #1 Pick, Miz Love Loves Books
8. Unending Desire – Best Book Rating LASR
9. SiNN – Nominated for Book of the Week LASR
10. Sinfully Wicked – Magnificent – Romancing the Book
11.  Claiming Magique – Top Pick – NOR
12. Illicit Desire – Four Stars Romantic Times
13. Come Fill Me – Five Stars – Guilty Pleasures
14. Losing Control - Four and a Half Stars - Sensual Reads
15. Shameless Desire - Four and Half Stars - The Jeep Diva


Congrats on your new release, Tina!!

Tessie
www.tessiebradford.com