Book Reviews now accepted through The Book Escape E-zine. Please contact Jennifer at: thebookescapemag@gmail.com with your blurb, release date, author name, and publisher. Thank you!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Welcome Author Karenna Colcroft

After six-months of self-imposed dating exile, Lissa is ready to go out again. She isn't looking for a date, just a one-night fling with the hottest man she can find. She finds him in Ross, a guy who takes control and orders Lissa into one of her wildest fantasies. But after asking her to spend the night with him, Ross disappears. When Lissa sees him again the following night, he wants another chance to do what they did last night.

Release date: October 5, 2011
Purchase Link: http://www.jasminejade.com/p-9617-what-we-did-last-night.aspx

Welcome to Labelle Books Karenna Colcroft. What We Did Last Night sounds like one hot read. I love that sexy cover. :) Can you tell us how long you've been an author?

Karenna: I guess that depends on how you define "author". I've been writing stories since I was five, but I wasn't published for the first time until 2002. So I've been writing for thirty-six years, but I've only been published for nine. My first romance was published in March 2009, so it's only been about two and a half years for that.

That's awesome! You're clearly very talented and have been at it for a long time. What's your favorite genre?

Karenna: To read or to write? To read, I would say urban fantasy/ paranormal. That's actually my favorite to write as well, but most of my romances tend to be contemporary.

What is the biggest surprise you've discovered about the writing process?

Karenna: How much work is involved after publication! I never realized how much went into promotion until I actually had to promote things.

LOL, I think that was one of mine too. Can you tell us about one of your current works in progress?

Karenna: I just finished an urban fantasy romance about a werewolf pack Beta (Second in command) who finds his mate-and she turns out to be human.

That sounds like another book I'd love to read :) On to the fun questions:
If you had a warning label what would it be?

Karenna: Caution: If you speak to this person, you may end up in a story.

*smiles* And, if you had the chance to meet one of your characters privately, who would it be and what would you do?
Karenna: Kyle Slidell, the narrator/hero of my M/M series Real Werewolves Don't Eat Meat. We would probably just walk around Boston, and almost certainly visit Dunkin Donuts for coffee or hot choclate.

I'd like to thank Karenna for joining us today. For those of you interested in learning more about Karenna and her books, here are her links:
Website: http://www.karennacolcroft.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/karenna.colcroft
Twitter: @Karenna Colcroft

Please enjoy this lovely tease Karenna has left for us and don't forget to get your copy.

Best wishes,
~Author Jennifer Labelle~
http://www.jenniferlabelle.com/

Excerpt:

He led Lissa to the glass elevator in the center of the lobby. As they ascended to their floor Lissa looked around. Breakfast in this place would definitely be something but she doubted she and Ross would be here that long. Even if they did end up spending the entire night he would probably be in a hurry to leave in the morning.
She might be as well, depending on what occured in the meantime.
Their room sat directly across the plushy carpeted corridor from the elevator. Ross unlocked the room and pushed open the door to reveal a room papered in textured cream with burgundy carpet even thicker than that in the corridor. Most of the room wasn't visible from the door. A short hallway with a door to the left opening into the bathroom separated them from the rest of the room.
"After you." Ross said, gesturing grandly.
Lissa entered, eyes wide. She'd never been in a room like this and couldn't believe Ross had paid for such luxury just to get laid. She touched the wallpaper and looked toward the floor-to-ceiling window at the far end of the room "This is amazing."
"It sure is." Ross flipped on the lights and let the door swing shut behind him.
Abruptly he pinned Lissa against the wall and held her arms above her head. She caught her breath, unsure for a moment whether he meant to hurt her.
"You look scared." He growled. "What do you think I'm going to do to you? After all, you did tell me to do anything I wanted."
"I did," she agreed, trying to breathe evenly to slow her pounding heart. Even with the fear, his forcefulness sent flames through her. If he was as intense in bed as standing here this would definitely be an amazing night.
"Then why do you look so frightened?" He nuzzled her neck just below her ear. "I'm not going to hurt you. Believe me, nothing we do tonight is going to hurt."
"That-that's good to know," she stammered.
He let her go and studied her. For a few seconds she kept her arms where he'd left them. Then she realized nothing was making her hold them there and lowered them to her sides.
"Shy now that we're here?" He asked. "You shouldn't be. I can see you a lot better now. You're beautiful. Sexy as hell."

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Labelle Books Reviews THE SUM OF ALL, by Emma Hillman & Kiki Howell

Rating: A definite Thumbs Up!



When a spell goes wrong and two witches find themselves stuck in a house with a plethora of paranormal creatures, tension rises and sparks ignite. A gaunlet is thrown down, a contest is born rules are drawn up, and soon, the two women are living out the fantasies they'd never thought to have.
Who will be the best? Will jealousy prevail? Or, will they get their hearts snared by one or two of those Alpha males?
http://www.excessica.com/books/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=458

I'm new to Emma Hillman's work but I'm quite familiar with Kiki Howell's and she certainly knows how to deliver.
Mae and Esperanza have a lot in common. Not only are they both witch's but they're also best friends. One night, Mae finds out that her boyfriend is cheating on her and Esperanza rushes over to offer not only support, but to also keep Mae out of trouble. But, Mae wants revenge for her hurt and what better way than to secretly cast a spell to give her ego a boost. In comes four sexy men to the plot, a vampire, a shifter, a fey, and a sorcerer. All four men are dominating, horny, and eager to please, but who gets to have their way first?
Mae becomes overwhelmed , yet excited about the situation she's put herself and Esperanza in. You see, these men are too much temptation but how do they decide? She's more drawn to the vampire and scorcerer, while her best friend has some serious chemistry going on with the shifter and fey. All six decide to share, and to make things more interesting a contest to see who's the best in bed is constructed. No magic, no shifting, or no biting are allowed but rules are broken, lust is a given, and an unexpected love conquers in the end making me want this hot little read to go on and on, it was that good.
I was drawn right from the start as this hot explicit tale draws you into the fantasy created. Four gorgeous men, two women, and a night that has nothing but pleasure on the agenda, will leave you wishing it was you in their place. Well done ladies, this story definitely has my thumbs up with a recommend to buy.

Buy links:
Amazon - http://www.amazon.com/The-Sum-of-All-ebook/dp/b005OSIVLI/ref=sr_1_6?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1316996412&sr=1-6

ARe - http://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-thesumofall-602436-140.html

Best wishes,
~Author Jennifer Labelle~
http://www.jenniferlabelle.com/

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Welcome Author Sandra Sookoo


Sandra Sookoo is here for an interview and to share about her latest paranormal/historical release, Marking Time.

Ava Lesarris has her life figured out. She has a great job, has accepted her latent wolf shifter identity and is looking forward to climbing the corporate ladder. When a faulty GPS unit leads her to a town called Strange Hollow, she's in a quandry, even more so when she's suddenly transported back to the year 1900.

Sam Tremaine is the last of his kind. He's a phoenix, living in Strange Hollow during what should have been it's greatest time-the founding year, but he can't enjoy it. He's dying which leaves him with one regret. He's never found a woman whose spirit is as strong as his own. He wants to be remebered but time is running out, not to mention he hasn't been able to get "it" up for months.

Worlds collide as the past and present come together in Strange Hollow. Ava will need to figure out her purpose while Sam struggles to come to terms with his fate. If they're lucky, the special town will offer answers they're both seeking before the next phase of life begins.
Book video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNfVHKyxHK4

Buy Link: http://www.liquidsilverbooks.com/ You can also find Marking Time on Amazon, and on All Romance e-books.

Hello Sandra and welcome to Labelle Books Today!

How Long have you been an author?
Sandra: I've been writing for publication for four years, recieved my first contract in 2008 but I've been writing since I was ten.

Awesome, what is your favorite genre?
Sandra: By far historical romance

*Smiles* I love a good historical myself, but combine that with paranormal and I'm in heaven. Your books sounds wonderful and I'll look forward to getting a copy. What is the biggest surprise you've discovered about the writing process?
Sandra: That it's actually very hard work, and there are many, many things a writer needs to learn to put together a story above and beyond getting words on a page. I love it all!

Can you tell us about one of your current works in progress?
Sandra: Right now I'm working on yet another historical romance that takes place in Indianapolis during 1900.

Sounds intriguing, now can you tell us what's in your current TBR pile?
Sandra: The question should really be what's not in my TBR pile! I've got such a backlog of books to read both in physical form and on my Kindle. I need a reading vacation LOL

What advice, if any, would you give an aspiring author?
Sandra: The best way to learn how to write is to... write. You can't revise something that hasn't been created and you can't learn if you don't finish a book. Above that, never give up no matter what anyone tells you.

Great advice, now let's throw a couple fun questions your way. If you had a warning label, what would it say?
Sandra: I'm slow to warm up to people, but once I do, watch out! There will be fun in your future.

Well that's a warning label I certainly wouldn't mind. Now on to one more, If you could choose to time travel, would you go backward or forward?
Sandra: Definitely backward. I'd love the chance to see some of the places I write about and see how life was really lived.

Now that would be something, Sandra, and hey if the time machine ever gets invented can I volunteer to join you? LOL can you just imagine what type of vacation that would be? It would be amazing.

I'd like to thank Sandra for joining us today. For those of you who would like to learn more about Sandra and her books she can be contacted on her website; http://www.sandrasookoo.com/, you can also find her on her Believing Is Seeing blog at; http://sandrasookoo.wordpress.com/ and she's also on twitter and on Facebook.

Thank you, for stopping by Labelle Books today, and enjoy the excerpt Sandra has provided for us.

Best wishes,
~Author Jennifer Labelle~

Excerpt:

Ava wanted to climb the corporate ladder, and if she performed well at this gig she had a shot at being promoted. Wasting time with pack polotics didn't leave much time for that. In a way, they'd done her a favor by deciding the next step her life would take. Corner office, executive assistant, expense account, company car, it could be all hers in a few years if she kept her nose to the grindstone. So what if her love life's roots withered before they could take hold? Somehow, the idea of being some guy's wife didn't appeal to her like it did in her twenties. Now a few days past her thirty-first birthday, she wanted to be on equal footing with a man in a relationship-as long as he wasn't a wolf or would tell her what to do. Shared responsibilities. Shared domestic duties. Shared bliss.
No man in his right mind would take you up on that offer.
Ava snorted at the dorky way it sounded. Maybe so, but I can still think about it. Besides, I don't need a man to justify my existence.
Tell me something I don't know. You have no natural aptitude for choosing a mate. In her head, her wolf counterpart paced in a fair amount of agitation.
"That's right, wolf-girl." Ava grinned. Though it must suck to be a wolf with no way to express that side, she wouldn't want it any other way. Having the wolf inside kept her company, told her that her decisions were sound. "I don't believe in soul mates."
And it beat talking to the GPS unit all the time.
You'll never have offspring at this rate. You excel at wasting perfectly good eggs.
Thanks. "Doesn't matter. I don't need them to define me." Choosing to have a good career over marriage had been a gamble, but it wasn't like she'd ever wanted to have kids. Somehow the thought of wiping snotty noses and cleaning up messy diapers didn't appeal to her. Yet, late at night, rolling over in an empty bed with no one to talk with and knowing she'd never hear anyone call her "mommy" held little charm as well. She'd chosen the job, and she loved it. She'd made peace with the fact she'd never shift into her animal. It didn't make her a reject. It made her unique with a living conscience. "I'm happy with my life." Meeting people, traveling, learning about new up and coming drugs that could potentially save millions of lives made the sacrifice worth it. If someone took issue with her life, that was their problem.
There's more to life than a career, human.
"Maybe, but until I find something, or someone to convince me of that, this is what we're doing." Deliberately shoving thoughts of the future from her mind, she concentrated on the gray strip of road. There were two stops to make, a few people to call on and give the speech for the new "wonder" drug her company was peddling, then she could kick back in her hotel room. It had already been a long day.
"Ten miles to destination on right." The wierd British-accented voice of her GPS device cut into her thoughts.
"What the hell? I'm not anywhere near my destination." By her estimate, she had a good two hours of driving still to do. She'd passed through Barnard, then continued west, skirting the mountain range and hit the next town without incident. Poking at the navigation unit, she didn't find anything wrong with the calculations.
Heavy silence reigned in the sedan for long moments. Her wolf even remained quiet, which would have been a relief if Ava hadn't been concerned at the GPS's odd behavior. Minutes later, the town of Barard came and went. The great thing about this area of the country was the coziness of the settlements. If you blinked an eye, you'd miss it, but a new one would always be waiting down the line.
"Arriving at destination." The electronic voice spoke the statment with firm authority.
"No, I'm not!" All around her, the scenery looked much the same-wooded areas on both sides, broken only by the empty gray ribbon of the roadway. Jabbing a forefinger at the GPS screen, she re-entered her original cooridnates. "What part of take me here do you not understand?"
Inside her wolf growled. Having trouble dominating an electronic device?
Nope, I think I've got it.
Ava grinned, but her victory was short-lived as the device said, "Recalculating. Destination, ahead."
Hot anger shot through her body. "I am so getting a refund on this piece of junk." That was the last time she bought something because the sales guy had a cute smile.
Steep ravines lined both sides of the road, and making a U-turn would be tricky since the curve up ahead meant she'd be doing it blind. Not to mention she wasn't familiar with the turning radius of the rental car. "Fine, you win. I'll get my bearings in the next town. While I'm there, I'm throwing your malfunctioning ass in the trash."
Slowing her speed, she guided the car around the sharp bends. At some point she passed a tiny wooden sign saying Welcome to Strange Hollow" in blue-painted letters. She rolled her eyes. Really that was the name of a legitimate town?
Sounds interesting.
"Oh no." She shook her head even though her wolf couldn't see. "Everytime you say that, something bad happens in my life. The last time was in a bar when that pink drink caught your eye." Once she'd finished the cocktail, she'd been so drunk off her ass she still wasn't sure how she made it home. "Don't get any ideas wolf." Ava wrapped her fingers tighter around the steering wheel. "We're not staying."

Monday, September 19, 2011

WINNERS announced for the 18 & Over Book Blogger Giveaway Hop

~CONGRATULATIONS~

A big congratulations goes out to my three winners;

*Krysta Banco has won the Short Kinky Reads Package #1
* Jeanette Kaye Blose has won my Newest Release Package #2 And,
* Krystal Larson has won Audio Package #3


I would like to thank everyone for stopping by Labelle Books to enter the giveaway hop, and hope you check in from time to time for upcoming new releases, interviews, blog hops and contests to come in the near future.

Best wishes,
~Author Jennifer Labelle~

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

18 & Over Book Bloggers Giveaway Hop

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~WELCOME TO LABELLE BOOKS~

This is my first time entering this giveaway hop, and I'm looking forward to the experience. I have three giveaway options you can enter to win, and please note that all offers contain explicit material.

All descriptions of books in this giveaway can be looked up at; www.jenniferlabelle.com under the books tab.

Please note that all ebook giveaways are international, but those needing to be sent in the mail are only open to US & Canadian residents.

~Giveaway #1 - Short Kinky Reads Package~
Leather and Pleasure (pdf)
When Sparks Ignite - Leather and Pleasure 2 (pdf)

~Giveaway #2 - Newest Release Package~
Second Chance Love (pdf)

Sinfully Sexy - Leather and Pleasure 3 (pdf)

~Giveaway #3 - Audio Package~
Leather and Pleasure (Audio)

When Sparks Ignite - Leather and Pleasure 2 (Audio)

TO ENTER:

1. You MUST be a follower of this blog.

2. Send an email with "Giveaway Hop" in the subject line to; 1jenniferlabelle@gmail.com and tell me which giveaway you'd like most #1, #2, Or #3

Thanks for stopping by, and please continue to hop on to the next five blogs on the list.






For a complete list of participating blogs, please go to - http://www.linkytools.com/basic_linky_include.aspx?id=94511

Best wishes,

~Author Jennifer Labelle~



Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Welcome, Tanith Davenport

I'd like to welcome Tanith Davenport to Labelle Books. Tanith's new erotic release The Hand He Dealt is now available in ebook and in print.
Astra Scott likes to live life to the full. A sorority girl and Gaming Management student, she spends her days studying and practising guitar, and her nights partying or working at the Fountain Casino, where she has an internship as a part of her final semester. The only blot on her landscape is Ash Drake, her best friend Sasha's boyfriend. Arrogant, physical and blond, Ash has never forgiven Astra for her rejection months earlier and enjoys annoying her at every turn.

But when Astra's boyfriend Harry reveals a shocking secret, Astra responds in the only way she can think of: by finding a way to take on a more attractive, masculine role in the relationship. Her experimentation with sex toys finds a surprising outlet in Sasha, but when Ash discovers their secret and wants to get involved, Astra finds herself torn between dislike and desire... and as their undercover relationship grows, Astra finds herself falling in love, a path she feels can only end in heartbreak. For Ash may be the only man who's own fantasies are a match for hers, but can she knowingly steal his affections from her best friend?



Wow, I'm loving that sexy cover and the intriguing blurb. How long have you been an author?

Tanith: My debut novel came out in June, but I had been writing on an amateur level for some years before that - it took the approach of my thirtieth birthday to give me the kick I needed to actually start submitting to publishers।
Congratulations on your success. What is your favourite genre?

Tanith: Historical, at the moment। I love to read them, but I don't think i could write them.

What is the biggest surprise you've discovered about the writing process?

Tanith: How difficult it is to just write! Even though I know I can go back and edit later - and that I will, no matter how carefully I write the first draft - I can't stop myself from fiddling with paragraphs as I go। It's a habit I'm working on reducing, since it makes everything take so much longer.

Can you tell us about one of your current works in progress?

Tanith: I'm currently working on a novel-length piece called Photograph. It's a contemporary erotic romance with a female lead who is very strong, very controlled, and stuck on a yacht with a wonderfully attractive arrogant man. I'm having great fun with this one.

That's awesome, can you tell us what is in your current TBR pile?

Tanith: The last novel of the Hunger Games Trilogy, "Mockingjay"; "The Revenant" by Sonia Gensler; and "Stacy's Dad Has Got It Going On" by Giselle Renarde.

What advice, if any, would you give to an aspiring author?

Tanith: Keep at it, and get as much guidance as you can. I was amazed at just how much was out there, on sites like BubbleCow and with associations like the RNA.

Great advice, now onto the fun questions; If you had a warning label, what would it say?

Tanith: "Abandon all hope ye who enter here." No, actually that's what my husband would stick on me. Probably "Put down the Mojito and nobody gets hurt."

LOL, now if you had the chance to meet one of your characters privately, who would it be and what would you do?

Tanith: I'm tempted to say I'd meet Ash from The Hand He Dealt and give him the time of his life. Alternatively, I'd meet Tara from my current work in progress, Photograph, and give her a good shake, because she spends a large part of the novel chasing the wrong man and even I want to scream at her sometimes.

Interesting, it sounds like "Photograph" is quite an emotional read. I'd like to thank Tanith for stopping by today, and for those of you who like to learn more about Tanith and her work she can be reached thorugh her blog; http://tanithdavenport.blogspot.com/ , you can follow her on twitter; www.twitter.com/TanithDavenport , like her on Facebook; www.facebook.com/TanithDavenport , and lastly she also likes to blog on "Hitting The Hot Spot" http://totalebound.blogspot.com/, and on Erotic Diaries; http://www.eroticdiaries.net/

Enjoy!

An Interview And Excerpt With Author Valerie Douglas

With all she'd been through, her skills at parkour and freerunning, for the top secret group within the CIA she was the perfect candidate. She would be trained to be an assassin's assassin. Until she began to question. Questions were dangerous.
All Nike wanted was to be 'real' again, whatever real was...
Ty Connor, ex-CIA, has just been named to head a new branch of Homeland Security. A fast-response group called the NIO.
For the first time Nike has a chance at redemption, and more...
If she dares to take it.

Buy Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005GHE94K

I'd like to welcome the multi-published, very talented, Valerie Douglas. Today Valerie answers a few questions, and gives us a sneak peek into her latest Action Adventure release, Nike's Wings.

How long have you been an author?
Valerie: *grins* What's your definition? If it's how long have I been creating imaginary people and worlds, then forever. First published, two years.

*smiles back* Fantastic, what is your favorite genre?
Valerie: All of them. I'd like to try steampunk...

What is the biggest surprise you've discovered about the writing process?
Valerie: Marketing. The bloody marketing. No one told me I'd have to do so much of it.

*chuckles* I can sympathize with you there. Marketing can be tough and quite costly if you're not careful. Can you tell us about one of your works in progress?
Valerie: I've got the bones to sequels for The Coming Storm, and Heart Of The Gods, and started both. First one is epic fantasy and wizard wars, second is either Ince or Southeastern Island Gods. I can't wait to find out which!

Sounds intriguing, now let's move on to some fun questions. If you had a warning label, what would it say?
Valerie: Contents can explode without warning.

Thanks for the heads up, although I can certainly relate. *rubs hands together* Now, if you had the chance to meet one of your characters privately, who would it be, and what would you do?
Valerie: Oh, there's sooooo much potential for trouble there. But, probably Elon of Aerilann, i'd love to sit down and talk with him. The rest is none of anyone's business. *grins*

Ha ha ha, we'll just let our imaginations sweep us away with our very own favorite hero's and heroine's then. Damn, the temptation is too good sometimes. *clears throat* okay then, back to reality again.

Thank you Valerie for stopping by today and taking the time to allow us to get to know you a little better, and thank you readers, and followers for showing your support. For those of you interested in learning more about Valerie and her work her contacts are posted just below this action filled excerpt. Enjoy!

Excerpt:
With only a split second to assess, to judge, Nike leaped out into the space between the buildings, caught the ledge of the balcony of the opposite building then sprang off of it to catch the one across the way, used it as a launching pad to leap to the next building.
It was her against concrete and steel. Elemental. Her body, her reflexes, her sense of herself in space as she twisted, turned to put her feet here, to leap there, to spring to that place. She dove and rolled across the roof of the next building, leaped to her feet and ran for the roof of the next, stretching her body's limits to the maximum but not beyond. Knowing her capabilities, she pushed them but didn't overreach, maintaining the balance between body and mind.
Her muscles flexed, stretched, locked, held as she caught the railing of the stairway, shot her feet between the top and middle rungs. Her back arched as she shot through, snagged the railing a level up as her feet pushed off a wall to vault her up and over the railing. Nailing the landing, she raced up the stairs to the roof.
She needed this, needed the balance of mind, body and spirit parkour gave her, the pure physicality of free-running Capoeira. They weren't all the same. Similar but different. They all kept her sane, held her demons at bay by exhausting both the mind and the body.
Sometimes.
Catching the lip of the next roof, she planted her feet on the wall and sprang from it to the lower balcony of the one from which she'd just jumped, pushed off from that and dropped to the balcony below it so it appeared she jumped from one to the other across the abyss between the buildings. She leaped into space, tucked her body into a somersault so she hit the small patch of grass with her shoulder and rolled to her feet to leap the poor excuse for artwork abandoned in this desolate section of town.
She was aware fo the helicopter in the distance. Very aware.

http://www.valeriedouglasbooks.com/

Best wishes,
~Author Jennifer Labelle~

Monday, September 5, 2011

Welcome, Charlie Kenmore!

Please help me welcome Author Charlie Kenmore today as he tells us a little more about himself and his latest release, Earth Angel.


There are seven parallel worlds known as the Seven Realms which are separated by a veil. Six are inhabited by all matter of entities, some natural, some not. That may not be the case for much longer. The first portion of the High Sidhe Prophecy of the Sevens has been fulfilled. The Anarch, who is one with the veil, has escaped. If she chooses, she can part or drop the Veil or she can lift the Veil in it's entirety. The Seven Realms will converge. The laws of physics and magic will collide head on. Unless she is stopped there will be nothing left.

Queen Amura has called for an assembly of the signatories to the High Sidhe's Second Accords, a multi-realm peace treaty to consider how to deal with the threat of the Anarch. An Earthside Technowitch and other dark forces also are seeking to control the Anarch. Prince Dzhok (Jack), High Sidhe Ambassador Salash (Jack's oldest friend and lover), and Valkyrie Brunhilde set out to find and befriend the Anarch before all is lost.




Hi Charlie, so tell us, how long have you been an author?


Charlie: I've been writing on and off for years. I'd written a large number of short stories, and several screenplays, but had never tried writing a novel until two years ago.


It sounds like you've been writing for quite awhile. What is your favorite genre?


Charlie: Mysteries and science fiction run neck in neck.



I enjoy a good mystery novel myself. What is the biggest surprise you've discovered about the writing process?


Charlie: The biggest surprise is how capricious the Muse may be on any given day. I recently had a blazing 5,000 word day to start a project, but have been lucky to squeeze out 1,000 words a day on the project since then.


Can you tell us about one of your current works in progress?


Charlie: I have a science fiction story underway about a human female private investigator on a far off planet who finds her prospective client's head in an alley behind a strip club where they were supposed to meet. She has to get off of the world fast, and find out who her prospect was, and why she would have been hired.


Wow, Charlie, that sounds intriguing. Keep us posted when that one comes out. What's in you current TBR list?


Charlie: Next up: Jim Butcher's Ghost Story. Then I have around twenty-five titles from Stuart Woods, Harlan Coben and Lee Child on deck, with some Simon R. Green to clear the palate.


What advice, if any, would you give an aspiring author?


Charlie: There is no "one way" to write. Pay attention to the basics such as avoiding spelling errors, glaring grammatical faults (eg. number-verb agreements), malapropisms (they can be hysterical, but tend to ruin the mood), and using the word "alright" (at the top of many editors "don't" lists). Limit the use of the passive voice and helping verbs, but don't obsess over it, particularily in the first draft. Get your story down, then go back, and edit and revise it. (Remember! Most of the mistakes are the word processor's fault.)

Make sure your story is internally consistent ( a non-paranormal character that loses her left hand in Chapter 3 usually cannot hold a gun in it in Chapter 7), and temporally accurate. I editied a novel where one of the characters pulls out her favorite movie to watch while her husband works late. It was their favorite when they were dating 25 years earlier. Unfortunately the movie was only ten years old.

Finally, just keep writing. If you are blocked, and a story is not moving forward, barring a contractual deadline, just set it aside for a little while and work on something else. Let your subconscious work on the problems that are jamming the story up. Also, try to write pieces, periodically, that are outside your comfort zone. If all you ever write is in one genre, write a story in another genre, especially in one you do not like. If you only write flash fiction, set a longer word or page goal for yourself. Conversely, if your normal works rival War and Peace in length, force yourself to write some 500 word, 300 word or even 100 word flashes.


Great advice, but now it's time for a couple of fun questions. If you had a warning label, what would it say?


Charlie: Things in the mirror are stranger than they appear.


LOL, and if you could choose to time travel, would you go backward or forward?


Charlie: Definitely backward, with a temporal prime directive not to interfere with anything that doesn't need interfering with.


I'd like to thank Charlie Kenmore for taking the time to share with us today. Both Earth Angel and the WIP you described sound very intriguing and I wish you much success and many future sales. For those of you who would like to learn more, Charlie can be visited at the Seven Realms Earthside Communications Centre at: http://charliekenmore.blogspot.com/ on his email at: charliekenmore@gmail.com and he can be found on Twitter and on Facebook.


Thank you for stopping by Labelle Books today.


Best wishes,

~Author Jennifer Labelle~

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Finally "Second Chance Love" is released!

Goody, goody, Teegan Hallowell is tired of being teased for following the rules. So, when her brothers sexy friend shows an interest, she rebels, and learns all about the good kind of bad.

Now ten years later, Teegan returns home to escape a horrible mistake, but wonders if she's made an even bigger one by returning. There was a reason she left Digby when her dreams shattered and the man she loved betrayed her. So, when she realizes she's still in love with him matters become complicated when he reveals her reason for leaving him was all in vain.

Liam Bates has every intention of loving Teegan again, but she's had it rough and he needs to rebuild her trust. The spark is still there, and as they explore what once was, their love is tested when Teegan disappears and Liam will stop at nothing until he finds her again.

Buy Link:

http://store.secretcravingspublishing.com/index.php?main_page=book_info&cpath=4&products_id=115&zenid=1293398811b7c465e3a9f95648ede74f

Excerpt:

Jagged rocks aligned across the coastline. The moist salty air was refreshing, and the tide slowly rose against the Fundy Shore. It was good to be home again. Teegan sat on the fallen tree trunk, and tried to capture the beauty of the scenery with her sketch pad.

She hadn't been there in years and the beauty of it still captivated her. This secluded patch of beach once belonged to Liam's family and she wondered if it still did. Seeing Liam again brought so much back to her, that she just needed a place to unwind, and some of her most precious memories belonged right were she was.

Smiling, she turned up her iPod and sang along to the lyrics of Shinedown's Beaking Inside, relating to the lyrics. Subconsciously, she ended up adding a boy and his father fishing right were she sat into the picture. Liam! why can't I seem to let you go? Sighing, she almost fell off the log and into the water. Her heart raced, and adrenaline pumped as she wondered who in the lord's name snuck up on her like that.

Large arms wrapped around her, pulling her close as his heat enveloped her senses. He was the one man in the entire world who could make her weak in the knees by just being in close proximity with her. The one man she was trying to avoid. Too afraid of her emotions. Oh Lord, he smells so good. Get it together, Teeg. You don't even know him anymore.

"Liam?" She sounded breathless, and winced turning away. She could not let him see how he affected her, could not risk losing her heart again. It hurt too much.

"Hasn't anyone ever told you not to sneak up on someone like that? Geez, you just about gave me a heart attack not to mention an unwanted swim." Placing a hand to her heart she turned to face him again only to have the urge to smother his smile with her lips. He was beautiful, and she missed the taste of him.

"It's good to see you too." He chuckled, "And there is no way I would have let you fall in. Hasn't anyone ever told you that this is private property?"

She could tell by the glint in his eye that he was only teasing, and she hated how easily he could make her smile. "Ya, but you see, I used to know one of the owners of said property very well. I have many fond memories here, and I just had to see if it was as remarkable as I remembered it."

"Well is it?" His face turned serious and he closed the distance between them.

With his closeness distracting her she whispered, "Is it what?"

Before she knew it his head was lowering and her breathing turned rapid. Be careful what you wish for. She could feel his breath against her and all she could think about was the taste of his lips on hers. Soft, plump, and delectable...

I'm visiting a couple of other blogs today as well, so please stop by if you have the chance and join me on Kiki Howell's blog "Authors By Authors" where she'll be featuring "Second Chance love" with a reivew. http://authorsbyauthors.blogspot.com/

I'll also be on "Sinful Writings" today with an interview, and another sexy excerpt involving a hot shower scene. http://www.sinfulwritings.com/Author_Interviews.html

Enjoy!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Contest Winners Announced & Happy Release Day To Me!



Well, today is the long awaited release day for "Sinfully Sexy". I hope you all enjoy this series as I've had a lot of fun writing these kinky short reads, and appreciate all of your support.


Sable dixon and Lila hunter have been lovers since they started working at the ever popular fetish club Leather and Pleasure, but Lila has curiosities and would like to know how Sable feels about having a third join them sometime. She's a little nervous, but can't shake this fantasy that she hopes to enact sometime soon. So, when Sable accepts and seems eager for it to happen, why is it that she suddenly feels overwhelmed?

Lila is the love of Sables life, but when she's approached with the tempting request of having a threesome, Sable is all for it and quickly invites Parker into the mix. He's good looking, respectful, sexy as hell and there's no one else she'd rather share Lila with. One invitation turns into so much more where fantasies are lived, and one sinfully sexy night has them all coming like they never have before.


Buy Links:


Amazon:



ARe:



BookStrand:

http://www.bookstrand.com/sinfully-sexy-leather-and-pleasure-3

So now I shall finish this with the long awaited WINNERS announcement; *drumroll*


~CONGRATULATIONS~


WINNER 1 - is GABBY @ kakuchouakisame_19(AT)yahoo(DOT)com I hope you enjoy Leather and Pleasure the first installment to this series and a very sexy M/M/F menage I might add.


WINNER 2 - is MINDY @ Birdsooong(AT)aol(DOT)com I hope you like my second installment featuring Leather and Pleasures sexy owner Rhys Evans, called When Sparks Ignite. This scorching M/F BDSM will leave you squirming for more.


And lastly, but certainly not least,


WINNER 3 - is MJB @ msmjb65(AT)gmail(DOT)com I hope I gain a new fan in you after reading this delectable F/F/M menage. Sinfully Sexy is the third installment to my fetish club series. From phone sex, to anticipation and eagerness, until the long awaited blissful release that ignites the sheets. Enjoy!


Thank you to all who entered, there will be many more contests in the near future so please stay tuned and check in as much as you can.


Much love to you all,


~Author Jennifer Labelle~