Hi all,

I’m sorry about the title of this blog but it is the way I feel as I’ve got more to update.

First, can I say a huge thank you to everyone who has bought, Belonging to the Steer Brothers, you’ve made it a featured title at Bookstrand and the last time I checked number 24 in the menage and more best seller list.

So, I’ve got amazing cover art and updates to give you. I’ve had another acceptance from Siren for a werewolf m/f novella which is scheduled to be released in August  and I will tell you more as I know more.


 Claiming His Wife (June 18th)

Opal Shaw has loved Tony Hunt for as long as she could remember. However, he was older than her and her brother’s best friend.

 Two years have passed since he saved her from a loveless marriage. When she catches sight of an article comparing her to one of his women, Opal knows it’s time to bring their marriage to an end.

Slapped with divorce papers, Tony refuses to sign them. He’s stayed away from his wife because of his own demons. Tony wants a second chance to prove their marriage was meant to be.

When Opal catches him in a betrayal, Tony must be prepared to fight the world to get what he wants. Even if it means getting on his knees and begging her to take him back.

Tony Hunt will not take no for an answer. No-one is going to stop him from claiming his wife.

Shades of Grey (co-written with Natalie Dae) June 25th

You can pre-order this story from Total-E-Bound

She’s everything Travis Williams has ever wanted, but with murder in the cards, will the hunky shifter succeed in claiming Sarah French as his?

Travis Williams has steadily fallen in love with ranch owner, Sarah French. She’s sexy as sin, beautiful inside and out, stubborn…and as spirited as one of her feistiest horses. She’s going to be hard to tame, but if anyone has the balls to do it, Travis does. After all, he wants to win her and win her good—by loving the Texan bones of her and taking her to heights she’s never been before.

Sarah French has a problem—she sees things in only black and white and doesn’t trust men. Though she employs all males on her ranch, it doesn’t mean she has to like them. An only child, she’s grown up feeling inferior since her mother died while giving birth to a much-wanted son. All her life, Sarah has vowed to be as good as-or better than-any man, and no one will persuade her otherwise. She’s strong, she’s tough, and she’s obstinate as all get out.

However, her icy façade is about to be melted, because not only Travis has her in his sights as a potential bed-mate, local bad-boy Clark James has made it clear he’ll take Sarah whatever way he can…including by force.

With her emotional walls tumbling around her, the suspicion that the man she loves is a wolf, and Clark making her cringe at every turn, Sarah must learn that not everything is so clear cut. Sometimes, you have to look at the world in shades of grey.

Reader Advisory: This book contains a graphic but brief description of injuries sustained by a minor character after a violent sexual assault.

Love, Death and Justice (July 9th)

Book one in the Love and Death Series

Love and death are always part of life, but now is the time to seek out justice.

Catherine Hart is running. She’s just witnessed her sister’s murder. She can’t run fast enough. Caught and thrust into Cyril Wood’s world of prostitution and chaos, she must seduce Lance Clay and get the deal her sister was striking, or die.

Nothing is as it seems. Her sister was hiding far deeper than she could imagine. Lance wants Clay’s head and is prepared to do anything to get what he wants.

Catherine is a gift to Lance and together they must fight for her freedom and bring Cyril down. But in this world nothing is as it seems. Is her sister really dead, and who is really controlling Cyril?

Reader Advisory: This book contains scenes of violence that some readers might find objectionable.


I would love to know your thoughts.

His Possession (The Owners book 1)

Rude Awakening

Forced Assassin 

Saturday Update

Hi all,

This week has been amazing. Belonging to the Steer Brothers became a All romance E-book best seller in all three categories and I’m thankful to everyone who bought it. I hope you enjoyed it and please don’t forget to leave a review.

In the UK it is blisteringly hot and I’ve been struggling to find the time to sit and type another story but I’ve finally done it and I’ve got a WIP in the works which I can’t wait to tell you all about.

Currently, I’ve been doing edits for

1. The Unbreakable Trio (Long mead) which is my first book to be accepted with Siren.

2. Claiming His Wife (Unlikely Love 3) Opal and Tony’s story.

3. Shades of Grey (co-written with Natalie Dae)

I’m going to try and keep this blog updated but I never know what to write. Can anyone give me any suggestions of what you’d like to hear about? I would appreciate it.

So, for my exciting update….

RELEASING JUNE 18th by Evernight Publishing (and other third party vendors)

Claiming His Wife

Opal Shaw has loved Tony Hunt for as long as she could remember. However, he was older than her and her brother’s best friend.


Two years have passed since he saved her from a loveless marriage. When she catches sight of an article comparing her to one of his women, Opal knows it’s time to bring their marriage to an end.


Slapped with divorce papers, Tony refuses to sign them. He’s stayed away from his wife because of his own demons. Tony wants a second chance to prove their marriage was meant to be.


When Opal catches him in a betrayal, Tony must be prepared to fight the world to get what he wants. Even if it means getting on his knees and begging her to take him back.


Tony Hunt will not take no for an answer. No-one is going to stop him from claiming his wife.

Guest: Marie Medina

Five years ago, Sam pushed Gabriel away because he couldn’t face his own fears about being openly gay in his small hometown. He had another secret too, but he believed no one could help him, not even Gabriel. He took actions that broke Gabriel’s heart, and his own, but then tragedy unexpectedly freed him from the need for secrecy. And Gabriel returned.

Gabriel told himself he only wanted to comfort Sam, but in his heart he knew he wanted more. He wanted answers, and he wanted Sam’s love. Just as Gabriel is convincing Sam they can be happy together, events force Sam to reveal all his secrets to his family. These revelations cause all the disharmony Sam always feared, and Gabriel can only hope that this time Sam will realize their love is worth fighting for.


Gabriel gripped the bedpost to keep from crossing the room to Sam, who stared out the bedroom window and refused to turn and face him. Sam fingered the blue curtains and intently studied the pattern on the material. Gabriel had been waiting all night for Sam to say something, to somehow explain himself. He didn’t understand how Sam could stay silent. Gabriel felt like screaming at the top of his lungs.

“Sam, I want an explanation from you. I’ll get it from Laura if I have to.”

Sam finally turned around. “What do you want me to say? I didn’t think she would tell everyone tonight at the party. I thought I would have a chance to talk to you first and somehow explain what’s happening.” He fixed his eyes on the unmade bed.

Gabriel’s eyes flicked over the bed and the hunter green comforter bunched at the foot. The bed hadn’t been made since the last time they had made love two nights ago. He set his gaze on Sam again, unable to keep the bitterness out of his tone. “Well, an engagement is big news.” He moved closer to Sam. “It was huge news to your boyfriend.”

“Gabe, just listen to me. Laura is pregnant—”

Gabriel cut him off. “Yes, everyone knows! It’s a very poorly kept secret that Michael knocked her up. But you dating a guy? Fucking a guy? That’s been kept well under wraps, and now I see why!”

Sam looked into his eyes. “You don’t see at all. Gabe, I love you, but Michael has abandoned her. I don’t just mean he dumped her. He has left town. She has no job and no one to take care of her.”

“She should have thought of that while she was fucking him without a condom. Tell her to go home to her parents.”

Sam shook his head. “Her mom’s dead. And her stepdad? They don’t need to be alone, if you get what I mean.”

Gabriel cringed. His anger lessened a little because he’d always suspected Laura had had a rough childhood, but how was she their problem? “Sam, just be honest with me. If this was just about helping her, you’d ask her to move in with you, not marry you.”

“She…she loves me.” Sam turned away again.

Laura had always flirted with Sam, but she’d never made a hard play for him that Gabriel had seen. “Since when?”

“Since freshman year of high school. I never liked girls, ever, so I didn’t notice for a long time. Lots of other people knew she liked me. To them it makes sense I would come to her rescue now. How can I make you see? Colbert is my hometown, Gabe.”

What did that have to do with it? Gabriel shifted his stance and crossed his arms over his chest. “I know. I never get a chance to forget. It’s the reason I’m the only one who knows you like guys. I sure as fuck hope you don’t think we’re going to still be together after this. I don’t care if the marriage isn’t real. It’s just another way for you to hide from who you really are. With a wife and kid, no one will every look at you and wonder again. Your family won’t have to worry you’re a perverted freak anymore. They’ll all heave a huge sigh of relief and dance at your wedding.”

“That is not why I am doing this!” Sam said, putting his hands over his face.

Gabriel grabbed Sam by the shoulder and turned him around. “Yes, it is. Now, I have something to tell you.” He loosened his grip a little, letting his fingers massage Sam’s shoulders. “I’ve gotten into the grad program at Stony Brook University. For anthropology, I can hardly do better, so I have to go. I wanted you to come with me. I was going to ask you tonight, but then…” He let his voice trail off as he released Sam.

“That’s great. Did they offer you money?”

“Yes, but I don’t want to talk about what’s going on with my funding. I want to talk about what’s going on with my life. My future.”

“I promised her.”

The simple, placid answer infuriated him. “Why?” Gabriel screamed. “Why the fuck would you make such a promise? Is that the best explanation you can give me? I’m sorry she’s had some tough breaks. I’m sure she is in love with you because I know I am.” He sighed heavily. “You’re going to enter into a fake, loveless marriage because she loves you and you pity her. But me? You can’t even touch me in public.”

“You know why we have to be careful.”

“After four years, that excuse is getting old. What did you think would happen when we graduated?” He’d endured four years of hiding and lying because Sam made him happier than any other man ever had, but continuing the deceit would eventually destroy that happiness.

“I don’t know.” He gave a tight shrug. “I guess I hoped something would happen.”

Gabriel ran his hands through his hair. “Like what? My getting into Stony Brook is perfect. We’d be getting away from your family and their judgment.”

Sam didn’t say anything.

“But you’ve made a promise.” He shook his head. “There’s something wrong here. You’re not telling me something.” Before now, Sam had never kept any secrets from him. He’d always told Gabriel the things he couldn’t tell anyone else.

“It’s complicated. She turned to me, and I couldn’t live with myself if I turned her away. The baby deserves a chance. It’s innocent. What can I say to make you understand?”

“What can you say?” He put his hands on Sam’s shoulders again. “Tell me you don’t love me. If you’re not hiding anything, you must be able to turn your back on me this easily because you don’t actually love me.” He gave him a little shake and whispered, “If it’s true I can take it, Sam. You’ve always been honest with me before. I’ll accept all of this if you don’t love me.”

Sam shook his head.

“Come on. Tell me.” Gabriel backed him against the bookshelf next to the window. “Tell me you don’t like me touching you.” He ran his hands down Sam’s shoulders, wanting to toss him on the bed and take him right then. He needed to be inside him, to feel Sam’s flesh encompass him as they both moaned.

Sam shook his head again.

Gabriel brought his lips to Sam’s for a tender kiss. He brushed them gently, and then licked Sam’s lower lip. When Sam softened and parted his lips, Gabriel left the tenderness behind. He pressed Sam against the shelf and kissed him hard, his tongue invading his mouth, possessing it. Sam’s arms snaked around his neck as he moaned, and Gabriel rubbed his erection against Sam’s thigh, knowing how much Sam liked for him to be aggressive. He loved Sam’s reactions, loved the way they came together.

When the kiss broke, Gabriel ran his hand between them. He looked into Sam’s blue eyes as he stroked Sam’s cock through his jeans. It strained against the material, wanting Gabriel’s touch. “Tell me you don’t want me to suck your cock.”

“Gabe, please.” The words came out in a whimper of need.

“Please what? Please suck you off until you scream?” He unzipped Sam’s pants and freed his cock. “Scream the way you did the last time?” He got down on his knees and tongued the head, licking a drop of pre-cum from the slit. Then he took Sam’s dick into his mouth. Working his tongue along the underside in slow circles, he looked up into Sam’s eyes as he pulled him deeper. Sam gazed down at him for a moment, but then he closed his eyes and pressed his lips shut.

What did he want to say? What was he holding back? Gabriel held Sam’s hips firmly in place as he bobbed his head back and forth. Taking the head to the back of his throat, Gabriel breathed in Sam’s scent as Sam bucked forward and groaned. Then he raked his teeth all the way along the length of Sam’s cock before sitting back on his heels to look at him.

Sam’s breaths came in gasps as he looked down at Gabriel. “This isn’t fair, Gabe.”

Gabriel stroked the shaft. “It isn’t fair? You fuck me four or five times a week and tell me you love me, and then I come to a party you invited me to only to find out you’re engaged to marry someone else?” He leaned forward and nipped at the head of his cock, then licked it slowly. Peering up into his face again, he asked, “How in the fucking hell is that fair?”

“I didn’t have time to tell you.”

Another short, meaningless answer. Something had changed, but Gabriel didn’t know what. The openness he’d always loved in Sam was gone now. Gabriel stroked harder and faster, loving the way Sam swelled in his hand. He wanted to make him come hard. “Didn’t have time? Telling me must not have been very important.”

He pushed Sam’s jeans down so he could play with his balls. He sucked one into his mouth as his fingers strayed back to Sam’s hole. Gabriel massaged the tight ring of muscle as he licked Sam’s cock. Then he swallowed it again, deep-throating him right away.




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New Release: Belonging to the Steer Brothers

Today is the release of, Belonging to the Steer Brothers which if the second book in my Cape Falls series.

Cape Falls, 2

Welcome to Cape Falls, a town with old-fashioned values.

When Anna Myer’s parents died in a car accident, David and Paul Steer took her in and cared for her. For years she nursed a crush for the two men, only to be rejected and pushed away.

Crushed with the rejection and believing the Steer Brothers could never love her the way she wanted, Anna left Cape Falls.

Three years passed since she left the men she loved. Anna returns with a new determination and she knows the secret that David and Paul tried to keep away from her.

There is a rumor that the Steer men share one woman. Anna wants to be that woman.

Can she prove to Paul and David she is the woman they need? Can her men overcome their fears? And after so long of being alone will she finally belong to the Steer brothers?

Be Warned: menage sex (MFM), bondage, anal sex.


Impulsively, Anna leaned back. David’s body consumed her. His shoulders could be seen on either side of her. She watched in the full length mirror as his gaze moved down the line of her body and back up again. The first real sign of interest in her as a woman. She held it as a sparkle of hope it was.

With her palms down by her sides she brushed them on his thighs. He didn’t move, but she heard him take a deep breath. The air he expelled ruffled the hair at the nape of her neck.

“What are you doing, Anna?” His voice taking on a deep growl.

Tilting her head back Anna looked into his eyes. His beautiful green eyes, so beautiful and earthy they took her breath away. Bringing her other arm up, she looped it to the back of his head. With her free hand she held his arm where it circled round her waist. This was the first time they’d been this close.

Was that his cock pressing against her ass?

“Aren’t you going to kiss the birthday girl?” she asked. Her heart pounded in her chest. Her nipples ached for him to reach up and cup them. It had been years since she’d held him. The past three years hadn’t stopped the yearning to be near to him. His scent invaded her, turning her inside out. She wanted this man as much as she wanted his brother. Was she sick? Anna crossed her legs as the ache in her pussy built. Could she grab his hands and place one on her breast and the other on her mound? Her body was alive, and she wanted to feel closer to him. To take all of her clothes off and beg him to make love to her.

A moan escaped between her lips, and at the moment she didn’t care as he leaned down to give her a kiss. She noted the way his lips were closed and his eyes firm. She knew he would try for a peck on the lips or a brush. She didn’t want a peck. Anna wanted it all.

His lips brushed hers. A brotherly or friend type kiss. As he moved away her hand tightened around his neck refusing to let him go. She turned slightly in his arms so her body was in a better position to receive his kiss. Closing her eyes she deepened the kiss, opening her lips and running her tongue over his lips.

He pulled away. A hand on her cheek. “Anna, don’t do this.”

“Please, please. David, kiss me like you want too. Just once,” she begged.

“Anna, please. Don’t make me start something we won’t be able to finish.”

Hope sprang inside her. David felt something. “Then don’t stop, and let us continue until we finish.”

She watched as he closed his eyes. “Don’t say stuff you don’t mean.”

“I mean it. I want you David,” she said.

For several moments he didn’t respond, remaining frozen solid. Anna was determined to evoke some emotion whether it was disgust at her assumption or the passion she knew was just beneath the surface.

The time seemed to last for an eternity. It was the longest wait for anything in her life.

She was rewarded as his free hand captured the back of her head and thrust his tongue between her lips. His hand on her waist spun her around, moving her flush against him. Her aching breasts full and round, her nipples budding to unbearable points as they pushed, trying to come through the fabric of her gown. David placed one hand to the back of her head, his fingers sinking into the length of hair which he fisted. Anna cried out from the pain opening her mouth wider for his invasion. The one on her waist moved down to her butt. He squeezed her ass, and she heard a growl escape between his fiery kisses. Anna circled both of her arms around his neck, holding on as desire and lust took over. She felt her dress being pulled up past her butt, exposing her virginal white panties. David was gathering her dress in his hands. The thrill sent delightful shivers all around her body.

Buy Links: Evernight Publishing / Amazon (UK) / Amazon (US) / All Romance E-Books / Bookstrand

Guest: C.R. Moss

A Wild Pairing

Thank you Sam for having me on your blog today! Since I wanted to talk about Wild West Weekend, I’ve brought along my writing partner & co-author, RM Sotera, to participate in the discussion.

Wild West Weekend ~ available at Evernight Publishing ~ is about two friends who go to a ranch for a weekend getaway and end up meeting their men, a couple of sexy cowboys.

We’ve been asked what drew us to write a Contemporary Erotic Western Romance… C.R.: I thought it’d be fun…sexy cowboys, rugged terrain, hot nights… 😉 RM: I agree. I mean, who doesn’t like a man who can tie you up, lay you down, and basically keep you in any position he sees fit. 🙂

C.R.: But what really drew us into writing this story and dipping our feet into the genre(s) was a trip I went on where I stayed on a working ranch. There were ranchers/cowboys who actually wore the hats and chaps, horses, trail rides, campfires, cattle and food cooked outside. My muse started asking, “What if?” When I returned home with a handful of ideas, I went to RM and said, “Guess what we’re going to write about.” RM: Yeah, that was an interesting conversation. I was a bit worried about writing it since I hadn’t been there in person, but C.R. had taken lots of pictures and shared them with me. We’d written another set of books together, and co-authoring this project just seemed like the logical thing to do once we did a lot of brainstorming and started verbally laying down this story. We had a blast dreaming up the Dougan brothers, and then, adding two heroines that could bring the men to their knees or kick some ass, was an awesome feeling.

C.R.: Speaking of co-authoring… It’s amazing when something clicks and our teaming up together did just that. RM defines our partnership best… RM: Many people have asked me what it’s like to work with a co-author. I do believe my answer surprises many. One would think that two authors, both striving for creative freedom, would find it difficult to work together. I am happy to say that I’ve found the opposite to be true. The creative relationship that I share with CR Moss is what I believe to be a once in a lifetime occurrence. As soon as we are in a room together or on the phone and we start brainstorming ideas for stories, the creative sparks fly hard and fast. Sometimes, I’m unable to process as fast as we spit out the ideas for stories. We just have that connection. We respect each other, and when an idea doesn’t work, we file it for another time. Value and respect, commitment and willingness to accept change – this is our mantra. When the idea of Wild West Weekend came about excitement drove us to pump the story out. It went through many revisions before we both knew it was ready. We had a blast dreaming up the awesome characters and the magical place they call home. I know we are extremely humbled and happy by the positive reviews and comments that have come our way – both about the book and our writing styles. I know, and I believe I speak for both of us, we have so much more planned for our readers and the Wild West series.

C.R.: That’s not to say that co-authoring is easy. Sometimes we hit snags with keeping facts straight, since in essence we co-authored two separate stories and then had to make sure they were entwined together at the right places to make it one book with three parts. RM: And another challenge was not living near my writing partner (yes, we live in the same city but at opposite ends) so that when we needed to do edits I could run next door. And, I was going through some other things in my life that had my writing time extremely limited.

C.R.: So what is coming up for the Wild West series? Well, we’re working on the second book now. It’ll be different than the first in that it’ll be one story and not in parts. It’s tentatively titled Wild West Hauntings. Rachel, Marianne’s sister, has come to the ranch for the holidays. Marianne and Miguel are deepening their relationship. Bristol is nearing her due date and driving Damon nuts. Cassie’s still trying to get Dakota to not be a control freak. On top of all this, the gang is being troubled by a couple of ghosts—one who wants Rachel for his own and another that’s not so nice to the ranch residents. For the third book (tentatively titled Wild West Spirits) we’ll be introducing some Native American aspects and an evil spirit.

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Blurb for Wild West Weekend:

Wild West Weekend – Double D Ranch Tales, 1

Two people scared to love again. Two others hesitant about commitment. A weekend in Nevada will change all that. Bristol Ashcombe is swearing off men and taking a vacation with her friend, Cassie. Damon Dougan is packed and ready to leave the ranch for a trip, that is, until a long-legged, sexy woman steps out of a vehicle and he decides to stay. Will one sex-filled weekend be enough for either of them?

Cassie Harding travels to the Double D ranch to meet Bristol and looks forward to seeing her old friend, Dakota. Dak’s excited when Cassie, his former sweetheart, returns. Cassie and Dakota, though they’re heating up ‘the sheets’ in and out of the bedroom, have fears about commitment after years of being single. Will they find it’s better to dance together than apart?

Be Warned: light bdsm, sex toys.

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Guest: Doris O’Connor

Hello and welcome Doris O’Connor to my site. She has so graciously agreed to be interviewed.


Thanks so much for having me here today, Sam 🙂

So lets begin…

1) First, tell us a little about yourself so the readers know who you are?

Okay – deep breath. I write contemporary and paranormal Erotic romance and am also a SAHM of nine little and not so little hooligans. Hubby and I have been together for twenty-five years (not quite sure how that happened, when I’m only twenty-one myself 😉 and we live with our brood of kids and pets in a far too small house in Bedordshire, England. At any given time, I wear so many different hats, even I forget who I am at times, lol. And do NOT talk to me about laundry!

2) What made you decide to write? Was it something you accidentally began? Or what you wanted to do? Or annoying character who refused to leave until their story was told?

I don’t think anyone begins writing accidentally, do they? I was an only child, so my imagination and my books were pretty much my friends from as early on as I can remember. Once I could write I was forever penning stories and was aways pulled up for daydreaming, lol. As an adult life got in the way for the longest time. Then back in September 2010 a friend entered a writing competition and I thought to myself, well it’s now or never. Didn’t get anywhere in that competiion, but I have been writing ever since.

3) I love hearing about first acceptances as an aspiring writer and now that I am e-published, I still love hearing about them. So tell us about that first acceptance.

What? You didn’t hear me squeal where you were?

August 2nd 2011, that’s when I got that all important e-mail.My first, great story, we would like to offer you a contract, e-mail. I was in the middle of cooking dinner, and decided to check my e-mails one last time, as you do.

This is what followed:

“Oh My God, Oh My God, Oh My God, Oh my GOD!” Incoherent screeching from me.

Cue hubby and kids come flying towards me from all angles of our house. I was heavily pregnant at the time, so they all thought I was going into labour. I’m still amazed I didn’t to be honest. Especially as I got an acceptance for another story with a different publisher two days later.

* big grin*

Baby was eventually born August 8th. He likes the limelight, so I reckon he was hanging on in there, to make sure he didn’t have to share his entrance into the world with a contract. That day was going to be all about him!

4) Tell us about your current release? Where can readers buy it from?

I have two: RIDING HER TIGER released May 1st and TOO COLD TO LOVE releases today!

Blurb for Riding her Tiger

Can one night change your life forever?

Estelle has been lusting after her kinky boss Nathan for ages, but how you do you snare a much older Dom? You enlist the help of the internet.

Matched to exploration facilitator Ink, Estelle explores her submissive fantasies to the full. When online sex turns to a real life ménage will a case of mistaken identity ruin her chances with Nathan?

Or will the shifter claim his mate?


Blurb for Too Cold To Love

Marco Giovanni has shut off his emotions, following a messy divorce. His small daughter and his chain of bakeries are all he needs in his life. The string of nannies are an unfortunate necessity he could well do without. So why does his body have to remember its needs now with the latest and most unsuitable nanny ever?

Elise has always been the responsible one, so when she receives yet another SOS phone call from her wayward twin, she does the only thing she can do, she steps into her shoes. Having to go back to nannying is hard enough, the unexpected attraction to her arrogant employer impossible to deal with. Especially when she is forced to agree to a marriage of his convenience to pay off the debt her twin accrued.

In a marriage based on blackmail can passion turn into love, or will secrets and lies destroy all?


Too Cold To Love is book two in the Giovanni series and readers will find many familiar faces from book one, Too Hot To Handle. It shows life in the Giovanni clan eighteen months on and I had great fun revisiting old characters and further developing Stella, the head of the Giovanni.

Marco and Elise’s story is very different to Alex and Kitty’s. I struggled with Marco at the beginning, because he didn’t want to reveal his feelings, not even to me. But Elise is just who he needed to open up and as they struggle through their marriage they end up healing each other.

It gets very emotional in parts, be warned! And of course their chemistry is off the scale, as you’d expect from my characters. Marco proves very inventive, shall we say…

5) What are you currently writing?

I’m almost finished with a Naughty Fairytale, which is a twist on My Little Mermaid with a bit of Beauty and the Beast thrown in too. I’m quite excited about this one, I have to say. I aim to sub it this week, so we shall see. Then I had an idea for a f/f short for my publisher’s new Anthology call and I need to write Book two in my Club Ink series. Those tigers are growling at me again, and ya know, really don’t want to argue with them.

6) What inspires you most when you write?

I need to have some visual inspiration in front of me, especially of the heroes.


Somehow words flow very easily then. And other than that I get inspired from all sorts. I never can tell what will spark my muse, but she seems to respond well to submission calls I’ve noticed, even if I then go off an a tangent, because I’m such a panster, lol.

7) What experiences have you had working with your publisher/s?

With the exception of one experience they have been very positive. It’s always such a learning curve and with every publisher and editor I’ve worked with I’ve learnt lots. I must say though that Evernight Publishing have simply ruined me for anyone else, lol. I’m very happy in the Evernight family and I can’t see that changing any time soon.

8) What are you reading now?

Carolyn Rosewood’s excellent Naughty Fairy Tale The Rebellious Princess Choses Two Lovers.

9) What are your guilty pleasures?

I don’t do guilty, lol. I take my pleasures without guilt. I’m incredibly busy, so when I do take out time for myself, I enjoy it. Having said that it usually just involves locking myself away to write, having a loooong soak in the bath and the occasional meal and meet up with friends. Yeah, I lead such a rock-n-roll lifetsyle 😉

10) What would be your advice, if any, for other aspiring authors?

Find a good critique group, keep writing, and never, ever give up. The more you write, the stronger your voice will be. Write what your heart tells you to write, not what you think you ought to be writing. Read lots, and read some more and do not take rejections personally. They are simply part of the process.

This is for you to talk more about yourself, leave your blogging details, site details and generally promote yourself.

Thanks again for having me Sam 🙂 If you’d like to win a copy of either one of my new relases, then leave me a comment. You can check the excerpts on my website.

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Guest: Laurie Sorensen

Hello and welcome Laurie Sorensen to my site. She has so graciously agreed to be interviewed.


So let’s begin…

1) First, tell us a little about yourself so the readers know who you are.

My pen name is actually who I was until I was 5 years old. Sorensen is my mother’s maiden name, and Laurie is the name my grandfather called me from birth until the day he died. It seemed like the best thing to do to honor him. I am a Domestic Goddess, which is a job in and of itself, but I also work outside my home at a Country Gift store in our local mall. I also sell Tupperware on the side. I keep busy, love to cook and bake, and I even decorate cakes. Life keeps me on my toes. I have 5 children, 2 of which are naturally mine, while three others plus a son-in-law are my husband’s children. We made two broken families, into one large happy family.

2) What made you decide to write? Was it something you accidentally began? Or what you wanted to do? Or annoying character who refused to leave until their story was told?

I started writing when I was about 14 years old, I was dealing with the death of a beloved grandmother, and a crippling shyness that ruled my life. Writing allowed me to pour my heart and soul into words on a page, helping me to grieve a bit easier. On the pages of my stories I was not shy, I was popular, and had lots of friends, not so in real life. As a child of a military family, I made the choice not to get too close to many people because we moved more often than not. So not being close to people made it less heartbreaking to move away again.

3) I love hearing about first acceptances as an aspiring writer and now that I am e-published, I still love hearing about them. So tell us about that first acceptance.

When I first started out writing, I was ignorant of the ways things were done. Someone told me “Submit your work to agents.” So I did, 329 of them over 6 months’ time. Now, seasoned authors would know that you shouldn’t do that. But then I was a newbie, unaware of the etiquette of how things are acceptably done. Over the next 6 months, I got rejection after rejection. I did get the occasional “Send me more” emails or letters, and I sent more, only to be sent more rejections. Of course I was devastated, and I decided that writing was not for me. I gathered up my ‘work’ (all the floppy discs, and CD-ROM’s, and hard copies and trucked them out to the burn barrel in our back yard. My husband Danny convinced me to not give up so easily, and that maybe I should just completely bypass the whole agent thing and submit it to a publisher instead. I thought about it and then submitted the story to 13 different publishers on the same day. I sat back and waited. I was asked for more information from three of the publishers, once they got the more information I was offered two contracts. I actually got the offer from both publishers on the same day, and I carefully read each contract before going with the one I chose. At the time I was selfish, and hadn’t heard a whole lot about E-book publishing so I went with a contract that would get my book in print. I thought having a book in print on the bookshelves of bookstores was what I NEEDED to do. The publisher provided me cover art, editing and put my first book in print. If I could do it over, in all honesty, I’m not sure if I would change anything. I mean, I am a real believer that things happen the way they do, for a reason. My choices up to this point in my life, have led me to where I am today and this is where I need to be.

4) Tell us about your current release? Where can readers buy it from?

The Pirate Princess came out April 27th. It is a historical romance the main character is Alvilda, a Princess that turns pirate when she escapes marriage to a prince. There was a real Princess Alvilda, though her place is history is so obscure it gave me the ability to give her a love story to last for all time. You can currently get it here – It is also available through and All Romance E-books.

5) What are you currently writing?

I am currently working on book two of my Ravenwood series (book one, Ravenwood: Night’s Salvation is available on as well as a sequel to The Pirate Princess which is at this time, untitled.

6) What inspires you most when you write?

My dreams are what inspire my writing for the most part, though I have to say that the Pirate Princess was born out of a suggestion for an anthology about Pirate Women. When the story was accepted, I had 7 days to get it written and turned in. The anthology fell through when the publisher I was with closed their doors for personal reasons. I didn’t want the story to go untold and that lead me to submit it to Evernight Publishing, who quickly accepted it.

7) What experiences have you had working with your publisher’s?

With my first publisher, I learned how to fend for myself when it came to marketing, though it is still a learning process. With the second publisher, it was nothing but wonderful and when they closed their doors it was heart-breaking. I did some soul searching and kicked around the idea of not writing anymore, but if I’m completely honest here, that wouldn’t have ever been an option for me. Writing is like breathing to me, I can’t just NOT write, I would go insane. So I took the one book I had with the other publisher, and self-published it through Smashwords. I then sat back and re-examined the possibility of the Pirate Princess finding another home. A friend had just published a book with Evernight, so I slipped over to their home on the web and browsed the guidelines. I put on my big girl panties and submitted The Pirate Princess. Once I did that, it was like a load of bricks off my shoulder and I sat back to wait. Less than 24 hours later I opened my email inbox and found a message from Evernight. I was immediately devastated, because I assumed it was a rejection. I also didn’t open it. But since some of the rejections in the past had been helpful, I opened it and found out I was offered a contract. Ecstatic, I cried, and my friends on my bowling team thought I had received bad news and were as thrilled as I was when I read the email to them. Three rounds of edits in 2 days later, adding three scenes, The Pirate Princess was reborn.

8) What are you reading now?

I am currently reading a book called The Book of Lies by Brad Meltzer. It’s not really my genre, but it’s really very good. I just got through reading the Hunger Games Trilogy, which I highly recommend.

9) What are your guilty pleasures?

Guilty pleasures…my oh my…Mayfield Chocolate Marshmallow Ice Cream, Pizza Hut Meat Lovers Pan pizza, Hot Chocolate…a long hot bubble bath, a good book and sweet tea.

10) What would be your advice, if any, for other aspiring authors?

My advice would be simply to write, and to do it from the heart. It was the single best advice I got from my long-time favourite author, Catherine Coulter. Don’t write for the market, write for you. There is an audience for every book that will be written. Never move away from who you are to please someone else. You can’t please everyone, it just isn’t possible. Stay true to yourself and everything else will fall into place.

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The Pirate Princess Blurb – What does a princess do when she doesn’t want a prince? She escapes the princes grasp, mere hours before he is to win her hand and she becomes a pirate. Travel the open seas with Princess Alvilda as she captains the Cryatus in the 14th century. She and her band of female pirates terrorize the Danish people while keeping just out of reach of the one person she wished to escape, Prince Alf. When he captures her ship and discovers her true identity, will he also capture her icy heart?