Sunday, 31 May 2015

Sizzling Summer Ahead, Cover Reveal Today

One Night in Barcelona

Revealing a cover is always an exciting time for an author. I so enjoy it and today's cover reveal is my 3rd. I love this cover and I know you will too. One Night in Barcelona is part of the City Nights Series from Tirgearr Publishing.
Whether this summer will be sunny and warm or pouring with rain, I can guarantee a HOT SEXY read where all your senses will sizzle!!
Launching on June 24th, my erotic romance, One Night in Barcelona, will have you booking your plane tickets for this great city.

It is now available for pre-order on Amazon sites and Smashwords, so don't delay get your name on a copy of One Night in Barcelona.

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Meet another awesome author, Mary Wehr

I have great joy in introducing you to another author friend, Mary Wehr. I put some questions to Mary and you can read what she shared with me during our chat. She is one interesting lady! I also want to say thank you to Mary for dropping by. 

Can you tell us a little about yourself

Thanks so much for having me on your blog, Mary. I grew up in a small town in Pennsylvania. My dad was a coal miner and my mom a homemaker. I have four brothers. Two older and two younger, so that puts me right smack in the middle of endless torture. lol Brothers just have to pick on their sisters, right? J We’re much older now and even though they get in a zing in now and again, I know I can count on them if I need anything.
I’m married to a great guy and have one daughter who is on her own and doing well. That’s all a parent can ask for. I love animals and have two pets. A dove named ‘Scrappy’. He just turned 16 this past April and Cocobears is my sweet guinea pig. He’s getting old too and, of course, I dread when their time comes and I’ll have to say goodbye. I do have a variety of wildlife that knows a sucker when they see one. Deer, squirrels, chipmunks, birds

  What genres do you like to write in?
I love reading Historical Westerns, Domestic Discipline and Contemporary romance so that’s what I love to write. My heroes are always Alpha, but not obnoxious and my heroines are sassy and spirited.
  What is the title of your latest book, (tell us a bit about it)? 
Wild for You is my latest Historical western. It’s the sequel to ‘Charley’s Pride’. I don’t have a release date yet. The secondary characters in Charley’s Pride’ Nathan Holt and Bonnie Blakely, get their story. Unedited blurb of Wild For You:
Nathan Holt longs for a relationship with Charlotte, his half-sister and, with some luck, lasso a certain blue-eyed blonde in dire need of taming. But Bonnie Blakely had been raised a proper lady. Was she too genteel for his base appetites? Most importantly, would both women turn away from him when they learn he has blood on his hands?
Bonnie has lost all hope of falling in love with a man strong-willed enough to put her across his knee. A brief encounter with Nathan Holt had held promise, but he left Swiftwater, Kansas years ago. He promised he’d be back. As time passed without a word, Bonnie feared her dreams of his firm hand and unconditional love would never be fulfilled. Content: Spanking, Explicit sex, HEA

  What are you currently working on? 
Right now I’m working on a Contemporary/AP romance. Ageplay is a bit out of my comfort zone, but I thought I’d give it a shot.

  When and where do you like to write? Have you a favourite place? 
The time I write really varies with the season and my mood. In the Winter, I write off and on all day, but during the warm weather I love to be outside so I usually try to get some writing time in early morning and late night. My favorite spot to write is by the window so I can keep an eye out for my critters. They are always looking for food. lol

  Has there been a defining moment in your career that made you think, ‘Yes, I am a writer’? 
After six books it still hasn’t sunk in. lol

  What is next for you? 
I don’t know. I wouldn’t mind doing a box set again. I’ve done two so far. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.

Charley’s Pride
Separated from her father for ten years, Charlotte was determined to leave Boston and travel to Kansas with or without her mother's permission.
 Propriety be damned! If it wasn't proper for a young girl to travel alone, she would disguise herself as a boy.
A man was considered lucky if he had a steady job, a roof over his head and an obedient wife. Ranch foreman Slade Hazard already had two out of the three.
 A couple of docile ladies lived in Swiftwater, Kansas, and would fit his needs nicely. He might not be in love, but he'd be a faithful husband, a good provider and hopefully, in due time, a father. Yep, he knew exactly what he wanted, that is, until he met Charlotte "Charley" Henry. 
 The train ride to Cheyenne had gone off without a hitch, just as Charlotte thought it would. The jaunt on the stage taking her to Swiftwater, Kansas, should be a cinch.  Even better, the tall, broad shouldered man sharing the stagecoach was a dream come true. A pity she couldn't reveal her true gender to the handsome Slade Hazard, and try a bit of flirting. Then the stagecoach is held up by a trio of bandits. Slade is determined to keep the passengers safe, even if he has to threaten the unruly 'boy' with a good strapping.
 Charley's sassy mouth lands her into trouble and when the truth of her gender is in danger, she has no choice. She must reveal herself to Slade.
 Charlotte had never been spanked in her entire life, but Slade soon remedies the matter more than once. Her dream man wouldn't dare take her across his knee, but would she be content with a man she could run roughshod over?
 Slade thought he knew what he had wanted in a wife, but he actually enjoys sparring with the fiery redhead. Is it possible to fall in love at first sight? When Charlotte disappears just as the prisoner is released, more than one man fears for her safety. But who will find her first?

Where to Buy Links:
Amazon US
Amazon UK

Find Mary here 
Author page on Amazon:

Sunday, 17 May 2015

Another Title for Jeff.

I am excited to welcome fellow Tirgearr author Jeff Gardiner to my blog and to share his new novel with you all. 

Mary Bradford: I want to ask you about your new novel, Treading On Dreams. Will you tell us about the theme behind it, and what were your thoughts on writing this book? 

Jeff Gardiner: It’s the worst thing in the world: being in love, or even obsessed with someone who doesn’t feel the same way about you.
“Let’s just be friends” or “I don’t feel the same way about you” are terrible phrases to hear. There’s very little you can do about it whilst clinging on to your dignity, unless you plan to provoke or bore them into eventual submission. The message is pretty clear.
It’s not easy to then ignore the images, emotions, thoughts and fantasies dominating your mind, as those cruel words echo through it (usually when you wake up at 3am). But just for your own sanity you’ve got to decide whether to continue with the friendship and hope – risking serious hurt as you watch them get involved in other relationships; or to give up on them entirely.
In Treading On Dreams, Donny is obsessed with Selena who is engaged to the perfect man. But Donny refuses to give up, and he bides his time. It’s a risky strategy, which is very likely to go horribly wrong.
I wrote Treading On Dreams in an attempt to explore how those feelings of hope and desire mix with the jealousy and anger rising from romantic and sexual rejection. Donny attempts to distract himself from his obsession by enjoying other sensual and sometimes overwhelming new experiences, guided by his dubious friend, Jaz. It’s contemporary fiction, with twenty-something characters learning about love (or not).

Donny is obsessed with his housemate, Selena – but his love is unrequited. He enthusiastically accepts her willing friendship, which only fuels his deepening fantasies.
 Jaz is their crazy landlord who likes sleeping with women – lots of them. He takes pleasure in educating the once innocent Donny in the hedonistic pleasures of sex, drugs and rock’n’roll. It blows Donny’s mind.

Selena is engaged to Melvin – the perfect man – but is also keen to befriend the ever-demanding Donny ... until she falls pregnant and her wedding looms.
Donny expresses his true feelings at the wedding, causing mayhem and anger. But there remains a chink of hope: perhaps Selena’s marriage to Melvin is not quite as perfect as it seems.

Now Read an Extract from TREADING ON DREAMS:

Donny sat in his room reading, until interrupted by a light tap on his door.
‘Is it okay if I come in?’
He jumped up and opened the door. ‘Of course. I always allow beautiful women into my bedroom.’ She didn’t respond with her usual coy smile.
‘I need to have a chat with you, Donny. Is now a good time?’ She sat on the corner of the bed and he sat next to her, carefully cradling his drink.
‘Donny, I get this feeling you and I have been getting quite close recently and I’ve really enjoyed your company and friendship.’
Donny’s face went hot.
‘Yes, it’s been wonderful. I love being with you.’
‘Well, I don’t think we should spend so much time together.’
Blood pumped in his ears and it almost deafened him. ‘Sorry?’
‘I only want us to be friends. I don’t want any more than that, Donny.’
‘Oh… no, okay.’ However, it wasn’t him speaking; he was a character in a corny film.
She walked out without looking at him or saying another word.


The phrase haunted Donny’s mind, echoing through the lonely darkness of each night: ‘I only want us to be friends.’ He imagined Selena saying it to him with her face warped into a mocking snarl.
After a while, the tablets started to lose their effect and waiting to drift into sleep was a tortured agony, but the more he thought about sleep, the more awake he felt.
How stupid he was to believe he ever had a chance with Selena. Scared of bursting into tears when meeting her, he avoided her for a few days, until one day he walked in on her making a cup of tea.
They both smiled politely but managed to avoid a conversation. Once Selena had made her drink, she quickly scuttled off to her room for the evening.
Donny struggled to put his thoughts together with his mind a jumble of loss, vulnerability, and dismay. 

Some interesting facts about Jeff and how to get in touch with him

Jeff is a British author and editor, born in Nigeria, now living in West Sussex. Treading On Dreams is published by Tirgearr, and his other novels are Myopia and Igboland (both published by Crooked Cat), and he also has a collection of short stories and a non-fiction work to his name. Jeff recently gave up teaching to concentrate on writing, editing and performing, and has just signed a three book deal with Accent Press for his ‘Gaia’trilogy.

Jeff’s Website:

TREADING ON DREAMS purchase links:

Mary Bradford: I want to thank Jeff for dropping by and sharing his work with us and wish him great success with his novel. 

Friday, 15 May 2015

#RUDE Launches today for Michelle.

Let me welcome author, Michelle Hughes to my blog. Launching today is her new title, a contemporary romance, titled RUDE.

BLURB:  Sexy twin brothers.  One owns her heart, the other makes her burn.  Would it be rude to keep them both?

Liam walked into my world and turned it upside down with his lickable abs, bedroom eyes, and alpha male persona.  He was sin personified and I wanted him to damn my soul.  Everything about him drew me in, daring me to step outside my comfort zone and forget all the rules I'd made to keep my heart safe.  He was rude, vulgar, and promised everything a good girl dreams about doing with a bad boy. 
As if his temptation wasn't enough, his twin brother was thrown into the mix.  Luke was Liam's polar opposite in every way, except for his pantie-melting looks.  Charming, respectful, and a man you wouldn't mind taking home to meet the parents. There couldn't be a more perfect man.  Put the two of them together and it was a combination no woman couldn't resist. 
I've never considered myself a prude, even though I was holding out for marriage.  How could I walk away from a night that fantasies were made of?  Liam told me that great sex was never boring.  It was dirty, passionate and always a little rude. All I had to do was say yes.  Two sexy twin brothers promising one hot night of unadulterated sex.
Would it be Rude to turn it down?
“Hello beautiful.  I wasn’t sure what you liked so I made a smorgasbord of things.”  Luke’s voice was warm an inviting and I couldn’t help but compare it with Liam’s seductive gravel filled tone.  I found it flattering that he’d went through so much trouble.
“I’m not picky.”  I managed a smile even though my lips were trembling. “It smells delicious.”
“Wish we could say the same.  Luke and I are very particular in our tastes.  Wouldn’t you agree brother?”  The fact that he was looking me over blatantly again made me wonder if were talking about food.
“Very picky.  In fact I’d say our tastes are very singular.  Why don’t we eat before we discuss that?” Again, Liam’s smile was charming but still I felt I was missing something very important.
Food was the last thing on my mind as I took in the beauty of the two men before me.  For the most part they were identical, but there were some tale-tell signs that set them apart.  Like the inflection in their voices, or the way Liam was more guttural while Luke seemed more refined.  Small differences but very easily noticeable if you were paying attention.
Liam set plates of food out on the breakfast bar, so I assumed we were eating casually.  I was glad we weren’t being formal but when he held out the chair sitting me in the middle I noticed how close we’d be sitting together.  Maybe a long table separating us was a good idea.  Once we’d all taken our seat, I felt the heat radiating off them.  It was instant arousal and my body wasn’t used to feeling that way. They both piled food onto my plate from each side, and I wasn’t sure I could eat a bite of it. 
Stuffed mushrooms, broiled lobster, steamed shrimp, cheese scones, and asparagus.  My plate was growing fuller by the moment and I held my hand up with a small laugh.  “Um, guys?  That’s more than I normally eat in a week.  At least my nervousness dissipated a little with their antics.
“Are you kidding?  This is a light dinner for us.”  Liam picked up my fork and speared an asparagus stalk, holding it close to my mouth.  It felt strange to be fed, but what the heck.  I took a small bite of the succulent greenery and sighed.  It was cooked to perfection and flavoured just right.  Having him watch me chew was a little disconcerting but I let him continue feeding me until the stalk was gone.  I nearly fainted when he wiped my lips clean with his finger.
“My turn.” I turned toward Luke and a fork full of lobster waited and I had to admit there was something very erotic about allowing a man to take care of you this way.
The sensual dinner continued until I knew that if I took another bite I wouldn’t be able to walk.  Then I got to watch in pleasure as they consumed their food with a gusto that astonished me.  Both of them were so fit that I couldn’t imagine them eating so much but I guess all that muscle had to have some energy. 
“Thank you for dinner.  It was delicious.”  Speaking softly I felt their eyes on me before I raised my gaze to meet one then the other. 
“Our pleasure.”  Luke had a pained expression on his face and I was confused.  He’d seemed fine during dinner, but now I was afraid something he’d eaten disagreed with him.  “Excuse me for a moment.”
“Is he okay?” I watched him walk away before turning toward Liam.
“He’s got a bad case of blue balls if I had to guess, sweetheart.  Watching you eat has to be one of the sexiest things I’ve ever seen.”  Liam wet his lips with his tongue and the action was so sensual I felt it in my abdomen.  Luke wanted me!  The thought that either of these men were remotely interested was flattering.  I had no idea what to say.



Author Bio

Michelle Hughes live in Alabama with her husband Jarrod, and they have five children.  She was a singer/songwriter for twelve years and after hosting a televised talent showcase on the road decided to entertain in written word to raise a family.  Currently Michelle has fifteen books published and many have been international bestsellers. 
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Monday, 4 May 2015

A Sequel, or not a Sequel.

  I was catching up on my reviews for my novel, My Husband's Sin and was thrilled to read such favourable and kind words, yet, I was so surprised, I was amazed to see so many requests for me to write a sequel. My readers were so taken with the Taylor family in my novel, that they would like to know more. What a wonderful dilemma to have.
  So do I give my readers what they want, which sounds the sensible thing to do or do I leave well enough alone and move on with my other projects?
  If I do write a sequel, how long can I leave timewise to pass before I get one out there?
  When I started writing I never dreamed I would be in such a happy position, especially with my first novel.
  A funny thing with writing I discovered only lately is, the book I thought about doing a sequel or a spin off is my historical western, The Runaway, I could see two of my side characters stories forming as I was writing Jed's story. I am intersted to see if my readers of this book ask the same request for a sequel, I shall wait and see.
  If you have not had the opportunity to read either of my books you will find them at the links below.

My Husband's Sin  available in eBook format.
Amazon US

The Runaway  available in both eBook and print format.
Amazon UK