The Two and the Proud (Always a Marine #8)
Release Date: January 25, 2013
Genre: Military Romance, Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance
Roger Michael Easton IV, better known as Rowdy, flouted the family’s Naval tradition to enlist the Marines—not as an officer, but a ground-pounding grunt. He never expected to see as much combat or valor as he did in the field, but every engagement furthered his commitment to his brothers in arms. Now, with an offer to end his contract early on the table, Rowdy has to take a long look at the life he left behind, the life he’s built, and the future he longs to have.
Rowdy wants a woman who gets him.
Inactive Marine, Kim Wakefield, continues to serve her country as a Naval Criminal Investigator. She’s hard on the grunts and sailors because she is one of them—and they didn’t sign up for easy. Tired of the seedier side of military life—picking up drunk Marines, AWOL sailors, busting drug running operations, or worse, sending drug addicted servicemen to court marshal and treatment. She longs to have her faith in her fellow Marines restored.
Kim wants a man who knows what she needs.
Thrown together by chance on a 1Night Stand, these two jarheads have a combustible chemistry—but do they have what it takes?
Book we are marketing: A Marine and a Gentleman (Always a Marine #9)
Release Date: February 8, 2013
Genre: M/M, Military Romance, Erotic Romance, Contemporary Romance
Lieutenant Brenden Fitzpatrick is a dedicated Marine, loyal son, and devoted uncle but he’s lonely. When he went Marine, the rule was don’t ask, don’t tell. His brothers-in-arms pretty much didn’t ask and didn’t care. Watching so many friends settle into long-term relationships highlighted the absence of someone to come home to in his life. When his unit encourages him to give the 1Night Stand service a try, he asks for the impossible—a night with the one man he almost gave up the Marines for in the first place. A man he called best friend but let time and distance carry away.
Liam Gardiner grew up on the same Boston block as his best friend, Brenden. Unlike Brenden, Liam always accepted that he was gay—a fact he didn’t mind flaunting to all the bullies and naysayers in school. It got his ass kicked more than once but Brenden always had his back, rescuing him time and time again, until the day Brenden left for the Marines. He missed his buddy—the crush he never confessed, lest it cost him the precious friendship—so when Madame Eve’s invitation arrived to meet Brenden, Liam faces uncertainty for the first time.
Book we are marketing: Combat Barbie (Always a Marine #11)
Release Date: February 25, 2013
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Military Romance, Erotic Romance
You’re so beautiful…
The words haunted Mary Phillips from childhood on. Her mother’s love of beauty pageants included dressing her up like her own personal Barbie doll. She was the face of baby food, the darling of surfing commercials, and the exotic stunner who walked away with the Miss California title at eighteen, but she traded in her tiara and a lucrative modeling contract for combat boots and life as a Marine. She’s lost good friends to IEDs and sent home more walking wounded than she cares to admit, but this Marine wouldn’t trade her assignment for all the Manolo Blahniks in the world.
You’re such a nerd…
Kyle Stewart heard every variation on a theme as he went through school: nerd, geek, four-eyes, weirdo—and he rolled with it. He could count on one hand the number of girls who ever deigned to talk to him about something other than tutoring. But he had the last laugh, the only self-made millionaire in his graduating class. His start up software company went huge and his private ownership netted him two hundred million dollars at sale.
A high school reunion…
Despite the invitations, Mary didn’t plan to attend the ten year reunion. The last thing she wanted to hear was—”you could have been so much, what happened?” But running into Kyle at the local coffee shop reminded her that not everyone judged by appearance. Kyle once swore to rub his former tormentors noses in his success, but when the reunion rolled around, he was reluctant. A chance meeting with the best looking girl he never could get the courage up to ask out on a date and he dares the request.
Can one night change the nerd and his combat Barbie’s lives?
1. How did you get started with erotic romance?
That’s a really good question. I think it was a combination of stretching as a writer and stories that were naturally steamier.
2. What are your favorite characters to write about?
I love them all. I mean I really do. I love characters that are flawed and on a journey, internally and externally. That’s what brings me in.
3. Open your book to any page and tell us what is happening.
One of my Marines just found out he’s going to be a daddy.
4. What is your favorite ice cream flavor?
Mint Chocolate Chip.
5. Horror movies or classic film?
Classic films, definitely. I am not a fan of horror unless it’s a monster movie!
6. Cheeseburger or salad?
7. Pantster or Plotter?
I’m a little bit of both. I generally know the big picture items, but my characters tend to take over once I get going.
8. What was the toughest scene you ever had to write?
There are two…both in No Regrets, No Surrender. Jazz’s journey in that book was very painful and challenging to write.
9. The anatomy of a sex scene: how do you construct a bite your nails hot scene?
Hmm… I don’t look for specific choreography. Most of the time, my characters tell me how raunchy or not they will be, they also tend to let me know how much emotional investment will be there. There are times when I am biting my nails to find out if the couple will EVER have sex. LOL
10. What is your next writing project?
I am currently working on Marine Ever After, and I have a couple more Marines to write after that and then switching out to some holiday stories and back to Fevered Hearts.
Thank you so much for having me!