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Great Review for “The Great Outdoors” from @NightOwlReviews

four-starsSo excited to get a review from Night Owl Reviews today … and not just a review, but a great 4-star review!

Don’t ever think 1 Night Stand stories are all the same, because they’re not.  This story while full of sexual attraction and two really great characters, has them taking a long date.  This date is enjoying the outdoors and is absolutely wonderful and a great change as most of this series takes place in large cities.  Not only that, Tallulah and Mitchell take the time to talk and feel each other out prior to the hot sex.  These two professionals are that professional.  There is no jumping into bed without learning about the other, no just running away from a terrific position but there is more than attraction; there is the opportunity of a real match.  As always, this was a wonderful story and a terrific way to check out an author that you may not know.

But what really means the most to me in this review is that the reviewer totally got it! I’m not an erotic author, per se … but that doesn’t mean that I don’t like really sexy sex with my romances. And thanks, Terri, for reminding folks that this 1NS is a great way to check out a new-to-you author.

For the full review, read here.


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Do You Travel for the Holidays? Find out if I do @DecadentPub …

Have you gotten your daily dose of decadence yet? I have, to some degree. After another ass-kicking … but totally triumphant … session of 8 AM Boot Camp, I came home and had half of a sundried tomato bagel. H. E. A. V. E. N. It paired nicely with my egg white and veggie omlette.

But that’s today’s decadence. What I really want to know is if you travel for the holidays. Swing by Decadent Publishing’s 1 Night Stand blog and let us know if you’ve got any interesting traditions that we might need to incorporate into our own. Ever been to Asheville and the Biltmore Estate? Ever forgone your pile of presents in lieu of an African safari? I can’t wait to hear all about it!


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Baking Soothes the Spirit @DecadentPub

Want to know what we find decadent at our house? The smell of freshly baking spiced pumpking bread on a chilly Autumn day. For the recipe, check out the full post at the Daily Dose of Decadence.

Leave a comment on the blogpost for a chance to win a e-copy of The Great Outdoors!


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Blog Tour Stop #10: Spotlight & Review @LoveToReadRomBk

Check out my spotlight and review for THE GREAT OUTDOORS at
Love to Read Romance Books.

Tallulah and Mitch’s great little magical adventure was a great short escape. At first you don’t think they fit together very well, but once you get to know more of her stories you realize Madame Evangeline is always right! It was very well written with great characters and a satisfying ending. Enjoy! I did!

If you’ve got time, please leave a comment while you’re there! Happy reading!


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1NS Blog Hop Winners!

Along with the 31 other Decadent Publishing
1Night Stand authors, thanks so much for participating in last week’s 1NS Blog Hop!

Blog hostess Jessica E. Subject announced that there were over 1,600 comments over the four-day hop, which is pretty cool.

Here are the three grand prize winners:

  • Grand Prize # 1 – Kindle Touch
    #1404 – Erykah Wyck’s blog – Yvette
  • Grand Prize #2 – $50 Amazon.com gift certificate
    #135 – Kerry Adrienne’s blog – Megan @ Riverina Romantics
  • Grand Prize #3 – Goodies from Coffee Time Romance
    #326 – C.R. Moss’s blog – Teresa T. Miller

* * MY PRIZES * *
The prize on my blog, drawn randomly from my 101 comments, is:

Lisa G (@wolphcall) 

Congratulations! I’ll be e-mailing you a $5 Starbucks gift certificate and
a copy of The Great Outdoors!

And in other news, my nearest comment came from a fellow Triangle-area reader here in North Carolina; but my farthest comment came from Azerbaijan!

Thanks for participating, y’all! Happy reading!


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1NS Blog Hop!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today! I’m excited to be one of the 32 authors participating in the 1NS Blog Hop. What exciting adventures have I got in store for you today? Why, a trip to The Great Outdoors, of course!

I think I was born with wanderlust in my veins. Or maybe it developed at a young age when I frequented the library because it was free and fed my imagination. it could have been whisked along through movies, too. Through books you could imagine that you were anyone, anywhere, doing awesome feats of badassness. I could sail the seven seas with Jacques Cousteau, climb Mt. Everest with Hillary and Norgay, unearth ancient Egyptian tombs and discover the next King Tutankhamun. I’d like to see Machu Pichu in Peru; hike the Costa Rican rainforest; tour the castles in England and Scotland; drift down the Amazon; and see Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe.

Someday. But, you know, even as much as I love big, sweeping adventures (like my family’s extensive hiking trip to the Grand Canyon and Sedona, Arizona on May), I also love a quick weekend trip. They’re typically closer to home, but no less adventurous. a new community and new things to do are fun and pull you out of the same routine.

That was my theory with Mitch and a Tallulah in The Great Outdoors. They were stuck in a rut– both of them. Stuck in the routine of busy, demanding careers with little time for social lives or romance. Stuck in the shadows of relationships gone awry. Tallulah’s demanding job as the Director of Education for the Atlanta Museum of Modern Art keeps her on her toes, and Mitch’s preparation for becoming the Chief of Police in Charleston don’t give them a lot of wiggle room for elaborate vacations to Paris or Egypt, or sailing in the South of France.

But thanks to Madame Evangeline’s 1Night Stand dating service, good friends who encourage them to take a chance, and a sexy weekend getaway in Georgia’s Appalachian Mountains, maybe they have a second chance at love.

Now for the good stuff!

One lucky winner will win an e-book copy of The Great Outdoors and a $5 Starbucks card if you tell me in the comments what your dream getaway would be if you had just one night to do it … money is no object, and the constraints of time and travel don’t hold you back.

There are three grand prizes for the 1NS Blog Hop! So be sure to leave your e-mail along with your comment below for a chance to win one of three fabulous prizes:

  1. 1st place: A Kindle Touch
  2. 2nd place: a $50 Amazon.com gift certificate
  3. 3rd place: a box of Goodies from Coffee Time Romance (US only), including books, swag and other goodies!

And remember: the more blogs you hop to from July 5 – 8, the more chances you have to win! Winners will be chosen and announced July 9. Good luck!

– – > Jump back to the 1NS Blog Hop here.

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Summer Sizzles in The Great Outdoors

That’s my orange kayak in the middle!

It’s hot out there, y’all; the soaring summer temperatures are certainly among us today, especially with The Great Outdoors!

But the fine folks over at Decadent Publishing have found a way to really make it sizzle!

Follow this LINK and follow these directions:

Tell us what your favorite outdoor adventure was, or what you’d like it to be! One lucky commenter will win a copy of The Great Outdoors, PLUS another 1Night Stand book of your choice from our online catalog!