Friday, May 31, 2013

His Seafaring Siren is released! Chance to win a free copy!

His Seafaring Siren- Caledonia's Captives book 2- is released!

The Adventure Continues.... 

I am so excited to announce today that book 2 in the Caledonia's Captives series, "His Seafaring Siren" is releasing today! Book 1 "The Legionnaire's Prize" has been doing remarkably well, and this second installment, I am sure will have you as captivated as the first.

So without further ado....

Book Blurb....

New couple Septimus and Mowriyah have accepted the grave task to embark on a rescue mission back to the Rome, the very place they once fled from. With lives at stake, both are prepared to fight the Roman guards if their plans are discovered, but fighting their emotions is another battle neither expected.

When a past lover resurfaces, the couple is forced to examine their relationship while still trying to carry out their mission. But is their young love strong enough to survive the trials abroad and at sea?

Excerpt...

Septimus turned and saw Mowriyah gliding across the boat deck in a beautiful earth-toned gown. It was cut low on her chest and trimmed in a delicate stitching. She was a vision and his loins reacted to her without his consent. Cursing his manhood for acting on instinct, he tried to put on his angry face.

Mowriyah slowed. She tilted her head ever so slightly, the wind catching her short, bobbed hair to blow it over her face, making her even more compelling. He watched as she gracefully lifted her hand and tucked the windblown hairs behind her ear. She was batting her eyes. Oh, no.

She walked within inches of him and grinned. "May I join you?" Her voice was low and seductive.

He felt the anger leave his body and was confounded that she had this type of power over him. He dropped his hardened expression. "Of course."

She shuffled closer to him and the rocking of the boat caused her breasts to rub against his arms. What was it about this woman that had him so spellbound?

"You are not still angry with me, are you?"

"No, I am not angry." He inhaled deeply. "I still do not want you to go though."

"I understand."

Septimus felt a wave of relief crash through his body. "So, you will stay? Really?"

She looked up at him and he could see her defiance in her eyes. "No. I am going with you. I said I understand how you feel."

The horror of his worst nightmares came barreling back to him. "Mowriyah, please." He turned to face her completely and then grabbed her forearms to pull her to his chest. "This will not be a safe trip. There will be times that we will have to split up, and I cannot protect you when I am not with you."

She raised an eyebrow. "Protect me? And exactly when have I needed your protection?" Her muscles tensed beneath his grip as she tried to slide away from him, but he tightened his hold. "Septimus, we have been here for three months and have been together every day and night, yet I feel you know little about me other than the taste of my skin."

"Do not be like that, Mowriyah," he pleaded.

"Besides, you know I am right. You have no idea what Leihla looks like, so how would you find her?"

"You could tell me, and I would find her."

"Tell you what? She is my height, has majestic black hair, and ocean blue eyes."

He felt her wiggle beneath his touch. He craved to hold her close to him. But how could he tell her how he felt? If he did, she would want a larger commitment, and he wasn't ready to take Decimus's route yet. There were too many young maidens in Caledonia.

"Septimus, let me go." He watched as her face contorted and showed signs of anger. The cute little "V" that formed at her eyebrows when she was furious was evident, and he could feel his manhood awaken with delight.

He slid his hands down her arms to her wrists and restrained them in his hands. Mowriyah's head flew up and he locked on to her glare. Her eyes were wide and he knew she was surprised.

Tugging her forward, he slammed her into his chest. Her breasts pressed against him and warmed the skin beneath his tunic. With his hands still gripping her tightly, he grinned, feeling her heartbeat speed up. Her mouth twitched at the corners and he watched as she tried to hide a smile by biting her lip.

Septimus licked his own lips instinctively. She squirmed, rubbing her breasts against his chest with every writhe. "What am I going to do with you?" he growled.

The smile escaped and her face lit up. "That's a good question. What will you do with me?"

And there it is! 

I'm so very proud of this book. I have had Mowriyah's and Septimus' story in my head for a couple of years now. (Since I wrote The Legionnaire's Prize in 2011.)  Mowriyah is a strong-willed, fiery pistol who deserves to be called a SIREN! Check it out today!

Where to buy-

 www.breathlesspress.com
Amazon
BookStrand
AllRomanceEbooks

Contest Info!

I'll be hopping to several blogs over the next week. Each of these blogs have some amazing content and they have been gracious enough to host me for my release. To enter to win the free copy of His Seafaring Siren, simply follow me to these blogs, comment on the post, and leave some way for me to get back in touch with you, (facebook, twitter, e-mail) I can't wait to meet all of you.  

More details on the specific sites will be posted by tomorrow morning. Thank you! 

 

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

His Seafaring Siren Blog Tour and Contest!

His Seafaring Siren is set to release Friday, May 31st!

It has been an amazing couple of weeks here in the sandhills of North Carolina.  Just in the last eight days I have accepted two new contracts for submissions I had in, and have found out that my 2nd book in the Caledonia Captives series - "His Seafaring Siren" will be releasing Friday! (Did I also mention that my birthday is in May, so I think that this month is just extra special anyhow?)

The Blog Tour and the Contest

Here's the deal. I've been on a writer's high the past couple of weeks and I want to share some of my excitement. Starting Friday, May 31st check back here on my blog. Read the announcement set for the release of "His Seafaring Siren" and enter for a chance to win a FREE Copy of the book!

The schedule will be posted on that day for all the blogs that I will be visiting for the following week. Pop by each blog, and enter on their sites as well! Everyday you hop to another blog is a chance for you to win!  Good Luck!
Lisa A. Adams


Thursday, May 23, 2013

Irish Kisses - Print edition - COVER REVEAL!


Irish Kisses
Print edition
COMING THIS SUMMER!


The boys from Bell's Irish Pub have been delivering tasty treats to digital readers around the globe, and hitting bestseller lists at Amazon, All Romance, and Bookstrand. And now, they're coming to PRINT!

A collection of five romances set in Bell's Irish Pub, each with its own special tasty treat served by the staff of Bell's. The 1Night Stand dating service shakes and stirs things up for Bell's. When Madame Eve puts two people together for just one night, anything is possible…. Throw in sexy cocktails and to-die-for Irish hotties, and it's a recipe for sweet Irish kisses and perhaps even wedding Bell's.

SWEET IRISH KISS
Can he win her over with his secret weapon, a Sweet Irish Kiss, or is Rachel still too scared to love?

SHAMROCKED
Will his Irish charm and toys be enough to hold onto his leading lady, or will his heart be Shamrocked into next week?

THREESOME SWEETNESS
Is a dash of Threesome Sweetness the remedy each is looking for, or will the date leave a bitter aftertaste each will regret for the rest of their lives?

HOT WINTER KISS
Can she hack it in the real world of romance, or are life's complications and treacherous snowstorms best left to the pages of a book?

MARRY ME, I'M IRISH
Does she love him enough to leave the comforts of England? And is there something behind his sudden proposal?

Cover Artist: www.EstrellaCoverArt.com


CONTEST!

PRIZES:
$20 eBucks to spend in JoAnne's favorite ebook store: All Romance (www.allromanceebooks.com) - prize is sponsored by JoAnne Kenrick

2 winners will each win a digital copy of Marry Me, I'm Irish via All Romance - Prize sponsored by JoAnne Kenrick

HOW TO ENTER:
Leave an awesome comment for the lovely blogger hosting the cover reveal for IRISH KISSES!

For extra entries, use the rafflecopter code on JoAnne Kenrick's Blog: http://britauthor.blogspot.com

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

It's Hearing Loss Awareness Month!



Please welcome my editor from the HerStory anthology and a truly inspiring woman, Tara Chevrestt!

 

The month of May is Hearing Loss Awareness Month. I'd like everyone to take a moment...not just now, not just this week or even this month, but try to remember throughout the year, that millions of people throughout the United States have hearing loss.

Some tips for the hearing world:

-The next time you speak to someone in a public place and they don't acknowledge you, don't just automatically assume they're being rude. Stop a minute and ask yourself, "Did they hear me?" Maybe they have hearing loss. Hearing loss isn't a visible illness. You don't SEE it. Hearing aids can be well hidden.

-Make it a habit of speaking clearly and enunciating your words. Don't mumble; don't stare at the ground; don't talk too fast. Try to make sure people are looking at you when you speak to them. This was a rule taught in my household growing up, regardless of if someone had a hearing impairment or not. Back in those days, it was a sign of respect to look at someone when they speak to you and vice versa. We need to bring this back.

-Facial hair...is a nightmare for us hard of hearing lip-readers. If we can't see your lips, we don't understand you. Men, keep that hair trimmed.

-Do not assume that because we can't hear, that we're any different from you. I can get married (I am!), I can have children, I can drive, I can ride a bike. I can do everything you can do, except HEAR. This does not in any way or form hinder my mental capabilities or make me dumb. Let's separate deaf and dumb. It's past time.

-Do not speak to us as though we are slow. Speak normally. There's a big difference in plain enunciation (speaking clearly) and spending one minute on each word you utter. Don't draw it out and move your mouth in an exaggerated fashion. We learn to lip-read normal moving lips, not comical.

-Don't yell at us. Many of us are deaf to certain sounds and it doesn't matter how loud you say it, it won't get through. Plain and simple: if you're not speaking clearly, we won't understand it. Your quiet blah blah blah maw wah just becomes a very loud BLAH BLAH BLAH MAW WAH.

-Don't leave us out of things and talk over our heads. We feel ostracized. When everyone around us is laughing at a good joke, we want to laugh too! Include us. Make an effort. If you feel it's too much work to talk to us, we're going to decide it's too much work to be your friend. And you could really miss out on a good friendship.

-Hearing helpers are just that: HELPERS. If you're asked to be a hearing helper, don't permit others to speak to you as though we aren't there. Don't answer for us. If someone says to you, "What does she want to eat?" do not tell them, "She wants pizza." A hearing helper should turn to the deaf person and say, "He asked what you wanted to eat." We can and will answer for ourselves. Be careful not to take over and remember to just help. We do value our independence.

-Don't say something and then get mad when we ask you to repeat it for the second or third time. Count to ten if you have to, but try to avoid that callous "never mind". If you said it once, I'm going to assume you wanted me to hear it. It must be important enough. It's very frustrating when people do this.

-Cochlear implants and medical procedures of that ilk are personal matters. Do not try to fix us. Many of us are happy the way we are and have no desire to change. We don't see ourselves as broken or in need of fixing, so don't act like we are.

-Teach your kids that we're no different from them, that deaf isn't dumb, that hearing aids are nothing to be ashamed of. Talk to your children about bullying and its long-term effects.

Thank you for your time. In honor of Hearing Loss Awareness Month, I'd like to announce that two of my titles, one my memoir of growing up deaf and working in a hearing world (Hear Through My Ears) and one (Love Request) a contemporary novel featuring a hearing-"impaired" heroine, are on sale for 99 cents the rest of May.


Tara Chevrestt is a deaf woman, former aviation mechanic, dog mom, writer, and editor. You’ll never see her without her Kindle or a book within reach. As a child, she would often take a flashlight under the covers to finish the recent Nancy Drew novel when she was supposed to be sleeping.
Tara is addicted to Law & Order: SVU, has a crush on Cary Grant, laughs at her own jokes, and is constantly modifying recipes and experimenting in the kitchen. Her theme is Strong is Sexy. She writes about strong women facing obstacles—in the military, with their handicaps, or just learning to accept themselves. Her heroines can stand alone and take care of themselves, but they often find love in the process.
You can connect with her on Facebook or follow her blog.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Traveling the Web : At Daily Dose of Decadence: Required Reading is Done!

I'm over here on the Daily Dose of Decadence site today for a special weekend blog. It's all about leaving required reading behind for the summer, and finding pleasure reads in the world of ebooks! Come join in! Your book may have been put on my promotion blog too!

Here's the link!
Daily Dose of Decadence: Required Reading is Done! Pleasure Reading has Beg...: Buy The Harvest Queen's Tutor HERE! By Lisa A. Adams