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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Vampire's & A CONTEST Anyone? Please Welcome Tina Donahue...

I like my vampires DANGEROUS

Like most writers and readers, I’ve always been fascinated by the Undead. As a kid, I’d watch those old, old movies with Bela Lugosi playing Count Dracula. My grade school friends and I would giggle like mad because they were so cheesy.

Then along came the glitzy vampires—bad boys who were so sexy and seductive it took peril out of the equation.

For me, I like a touch of suspense with my romance; the hero and heroine forced to save each other from God knows what. Thus, Unending Desire, my erotic paranormal romance—and the first in my Outlawed Realm series—was born. Around the time I was thinking of writing it, I knew I wanted vampires in the plot, but I wasn’t making any of them the hero. I researched vampires online and learned way more than I wanted to. I started thinking about their fetid breath (ewww), clammy skin (yuck), general anemic appearance and was definitely not turned on by any of that. Around the same time, I rented the movie Let the Right One In. Wow. Now there’s a vampire. I decided then and there that I wanted to write mine along those lines…how authors had envisioned vampires for years before they became hotties.

In order to balance that danger, I had to have an Alpha hero, right? You bet. My guy, Nikoli Zorr, is out of this world…literally. He craves Regina, who’s from another realm. A woman he’s prohibited from wanting or rescuing. But hey, that never stops a guy in love. J

Here’s the cover, blurb and a brief excerpt from Unending Desire to give you a taste of the story. I’m also offering a contest today. More on that later.




Blurb:

His hunger for one woman will make him a traitor to his world…
Outlawed Realm, Book 1
From a portal in his lab on E2, one of the five dimensions of Earth, quantum physicist Nikoli Zorr gazes on everything forbidden to him. Passion. Desire. The exquisite pleasure of running his hands over the lush curves of a young woman he should have stopped watching weeks ago.
His duty is to close the portals that keep the monsters out of E2—and never interfere with the inevitable fate of those on the other side. Yet he can’t bring himself to abandon the woman who has captured his soul.
Psychologist Regina Page is trying to keep her mind on her client, and off the mysterious, unbearable sexual cravings that consume her when she’s alone in her bedroom. The next moment she’s attacked by vampires, then swept into another realm by a stranger whose touch awakens that same raw desire. Whose eyes are already filled with farewell.
Yet beneath their undeniable carnal lust, something else stirs. The beginnings of illicit love. The unexpected need to protect him. Even if it means risking body, blood and soul to defeat the merciless horde…for a future that was never meant to be.

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Product Warnings
Contains a repressed scientist who likes to look, and the woman who delights in unleashing his inner caveman. And sex hot enough to burn a hole in all three dimensions…and maybe create a whole new one.

Excerpt:

Undetected, Nikoli Zorr watched the woman sleep.
His heartbeat continued to quicken, sending waves of warmth through his body. He whispered her name.
“Regina Page.”
A surge of pleasure weakened Nikoli’s limbs, awakening desire controlled for too long, giving him a taste of what it was like to be nothing more than a man. A creature of touch, taste, sight, sound, passion. Heat built in his groin. Desire flooded his thoughts.
Behind him and to each side, monitors hummed, their lights blinking in response, reminders of his duty.
Too easily, Nikoli ignored his responsibility and dared to whisper her first name again, testing the feel of it on his lips, embracing the sound, his attention riveted to the scene the portal between their dimensions revealed.
Pearly morning light seeped past her bedroom’s filmy curtains. A steady rain greeted another Seattle morning, the water flowing in uneven ridges down the window’s glass.
Regina’s dark lashes rested on her smooth cheeks. Her plush lips, tinted a soft rose, were parted slightly, her lovely features untroubled.
Nikoli sensed she wasn’t dreaming. He knew she had no idea of the danger she faced tonight.
His chest tightened at the horror of what today would bring to her if he didn’t intervene. Events Sazaar had put into motion weeks before when she’d crossed over to Regina’s side—a realm forbidden to all on E2. Searching for passion…for love…Sazaar had found Andris and a lingering death instead.
Before fear and anger got the better of him at what Sazaar had done, Nikoli suppressed his emotions just as he’d been trained to do throughout his life. Only yearning for Regina remained. He couldn’t help himself. He didn’t want to.
He regarded her lush mouth, the inviting temptation of her lips, the delicate sweep of her cheek, slender brows, her auburn hair brushed away from her cheek, the ends spilling over her snowy pillow and the side of the mattress. His lids slid down to narrow slits. He craved her as he had nothing else in his life. No, it hadn’t been a life but an existence. And now he realized what he’d missed, wanting her more than food, water, safety or honor.
Wanting her to be with him.
Images unwound in Nikoli’s mind of Regina straddling his body, draping her torso over his, the firm tips of her nipples brushing his chest, her reddish locks sweeping past his shoulders. In his thoughts, he saw her face above his, her smile welcoming, seductive, her passion free and reckless as she edged closer, teasing the seam of his lips with her tongue, spearing the hot, wet tip into his mouth, filling it, exploring.
A sound he’d never made before escaped Nikoli’s throat. He focused on the picture his thoughts created, building upon the scene. He could almost feel the intense heat of her body, a place of delight and refuge where he could—
A sudden, steady wail cut through the space between their dimensions, chasing the scenes from his mind. Her alarm clock continued to shriek, the noise subdued on this side by the portal’s barrier.
Eyes still closed, Regina flung her arm to the clock, her fingers fumbling blindly to shut off the noise. Nikoli smiled at her muffled oath. He watched as she threw back the covers and left the bed.
On tiptoes, arms lifted above her, she stretched, her movements supple and sinuous. Nikoli swallowed. He stared at her dark green nightgown, the hem fluttering above her satiny thighs. Raindrops zigzagged down the window, creating faint shadows on her pale skin.
He pulled his attention from them, watching the ends of Regina’s hair dangling past her shoulders.
Without thinking, Nikoli reached out, his hand seeking the glossy strands, his fingers touching nothing but sterile air. Air hissed through his teeth.
Arms lowered, Regina slipped the nightgown’s narrow straps past her shoulders. The silky fabric slid over the gentle swell of her breasts, catching briefly on her nipples before drifting to her waist.
Partially bared, she turned her face to the window, the dreary day.
Focused on her ripe flesh, Nikoli told himself he should turn away, knowing he would not. He feasted on her beauty, the succulent contours of her breasts, full and weighty, large enough to fill a man’s hands. His. He regarded the curve of her belly, the lavish flare of her hips.
Regina wiggled them, encouraging her nightgown to fall past her thighs and pool at her feet. Stepping out of the garment, she grabbed her hair in both hands, twisting then lifting the locks from her shoulders.
Nikoli’s mouth went dry. He forced down a swallow as he regarded the delicate curls between her legs, slightly darker than her other hair. Her belly rippled each time she inhaled. After a brief yawn, she turned and padded toward the bath.
Unwilling to bear even more separation between them, Nikoli stepped closer to the gateway.
With his movement, Regina stopped, releasing her hair. The strands swished left and right, exposing then hiding her shoulders. Turned to the side, she glanced at the window. The ashy light caressed her features, revealing her confusion.
She’d felt him. She still did.
Nikoli waited for Regina’s next move.
A second ticked by. Then another. And another.
She lowered her face, glancing at the hardwood floor.
Again, he stepped closer.
She went completely still, then turned facing the portal that Nikoli knew was invisible from her side. There, Regina would see nothing more than the wall of her bedroom, the pictures she’d hung.
Here, the gateway resembled a wall of glass, allowing him to watch her without restriction. To see what he should not, to want what he wasn’t allowed to have. Didn’t matter. No rule could stop the longing coursing through him, followed by insatiable lust.
Color rose to her cheeks. Desire transformed her features.
“I feel it too,” he murmured.
Regina’s lids fluttered as though she’d heard him, a matter Nikoli knew was impossible. She stepped closer and stared. Not seeing anything untoward, she studied either side of him.
“I’m here,” he whispered.
His words drew her nearer.

Buy Link: http://store.samhainpublishing.com/unending-desire-p-6491.html


Tina Donahue is an award-winning, bestselling novelist in erotic, paranormal, contemporary and historical romance for Ellora’s Cave, Samhain Publishing and Kensington. Booklist, Publisher’s Weekly, Romantic Times and numerous online sites have praised her work; she has reached finals and/or placed in numerous RWA–sponsored contests. Three of her erotic novels were named finalists in the 2011 EPIC competition. Sensual Stranger, her erotic romance, was chosen Book of the Year 2010 (erotic category) at the French review site, Blue Moon reviews. The Golden Nib Award at Miz Love Loves Books was created specifically for her erotic romance Lush Velvet Nights; and Deep, Dark, Delicious (erotic romance) recently received an Award of Merit in the RWA Holt Medallion competition (2011). She was the editor of an award–winning Midwestern newspaper and worked in Story Direction for a Hollywood production company.

Email: tina@tinadonahue.com
Website/blog: http://www.tinadonahue.com/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/tinadonahue
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000458023097


*** CONTEST ***

To thank everyone today for coming here and commenting, I’m offering a contest. One lucky commenter on this blog will have her choice of one of my following ebooks** Please follow this blog and leave your email with your comments too:

1. Adored – RWA award-winning; EPIC 2011 Finalist; 4 Stars RT
2. Deep, Dark, Delicious – EPIC 2011 Finalist; Holt Medallion Award of Merit
3. Lush Velvet Nights – EPIC 2011 Finalist; Golden Nib Award
4. In His Arms – SIX 5 Star Reviews; 4 Stars RT
5. Sensual Stranger – 2010 Book of the Year (erotic); 4 Stars RT
6. The Yearning – Top Ten Bestseller
7. Take Me Away - #1 Pick, Miz Love Loves Books


** Winner chosen at random. Winner chosen January 5.


I'd like to thank guest author Tina Donahue for stopping by Labelle Books today. I'm a big fan of her work. Best fo luck to all who enter.

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

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Anyone in the mood for a great Second Chance Story?

Is it possible to find the love of your life when you’re eighteen?

After returning to her hometown, Teegan Hallowell realizes she’s still in love with the man she left ten years ago, but it’ll take a disappearance, and some heroics for them to finally realize if they were meant to be.

One woman, one man, and a second chance to make it right between them…



Blurb:


Goody, goody Teegan Hallowell was tired of being teased for following the rules. So, when her brother’s 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 LINKS:


Secret Cravings Publishing: http://store.secretcravingspublishing.com/index.php?main_page=book_info&cPath=4&products_id=115


Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Second-Chance-Women-Digby-ebook/dp/B005MKQGCO/ref=sr_1_7?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1315920958&sr=1-7


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 where she was.
Smiling, she turned up her iPod and sang along to the lyrics of Shinedown’s Breaking Inside, relating to the lyrics. Subconsciously, she ended up adding a boy and his father fishing right where 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 to 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 he was only teasing, and she hated how easily he could make her smile. As if, she was eighteen all over again. “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 as 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...

Best wishes,


~Author Jennifer Labelle~


http://www.jenniferlabelle.com

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Come Escape the Holiday Chaos. Happy Holidays Everyone!

I'm on Sweet n' Sexy Divas today. Come escape the hectic yet priceless chaos that Christmas brings momentarily. I've got a FREE Holiday READ for you. You won't be dissappointed.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE, and best wishes for the new year!

Jennifer Labelle on Sweet N' Sexy Divas:
http://sweetnsexydivas.blogspot.com/2011/12/guest-post-with-jennifer-labelle.html

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

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

GIVEAWAY: The Secret Cravings Publishing 1 Year Anniversary Blog Hop

Secret Cravings Publishing celebrates one year. Come join us in the fun and win some great prizes*...


From Secret Cravings,


First prize - Kindle Fire
Second prize - Amazon GC $50
Third prize - SCP GC $25



Every participating author is having their own give-way, so make sure to stop by every blog and comment for more chances to win.YOU MUST comment on EVERY blog over the next month to be eligible for the main prizes listed above- no purchase is necessary and please leave your email address.



Now since it's my day for a giveaway today. I've decided to giveaway a copy of my latest release Spice It Up. So please comment with your email address for your chance to win it. Good luck!



Spice It Up,



Heidi Taylor has fallen in love with a man who’s off limits. He’s her best friend and she’s afraid to tell him how she really feels, that is until Nathan suggests she needs a little spice in her love life, and designates himself as her something spicy.



SPECIAL during the SCP Blog Hop Anniversary
For those who leave comments on the blogs, they'll receive a 25% off coupon for the SCP website. All purchases during the contest time will receive 10% off purchases on the website.From December 16, 2011 through January 19, 2012 visit the below listed author's blogs and websites for your chances to win great prizes.



AvrilAshton December 17
Tabby December 18
DaisyDunn December 19

MarieDuFour December 20

JenniferLaBelle December 21
Carol Preflatish December 22

SableHunter December 23

Mindi Ferrari December 24

Topaz Jordyn December 25

Brandi Quick December 26
BarbaraWestbrook December 27

CynthiaArsuaga December 28

MikeArsuaga December 29

LacieNation December 30

Skye Savoy December 31

MahaliaLevey January 1

SamCrescent January 2

DreaBecraft January 3

TamaraMonteau January 4.

Imogene Nix January 5

RaineDelight January 6

MollyDaniels January 7

ShannonWest January 8


DawneProchilo January 10

DarleneFredette January 11


JanGraham January 13

KellieKamryn January 14

Natalie Bates January 15
Giselle Renard January 16
Cathy Greenfeder January 17
Jean Joachim January 18
LaylaHunter January 19


Best wishes,

~Author Jennifer Labelle~

A FREE Read and a GIVEAWAY with Kiki Howell



Free Read and Giveaway,

I talked yesterday about inspiration, so I’m back today to offer a free read which was inspired by a picture, actually it was a writing challenge/competition, which I won by the way *all smiles*

Sommer Marsden posted this picture she took on vacation on her blog, Unapologetic Fiction (don’t you just love the title of the blog?). And, then issued her Tell Me A Story Challenge. Inspired by the beautiful picture I wrote the following story, Reunited.

Reunited by Kiki Howell


A worn gate called to Alina like a siren. In avoidance, her gaze traveled to where the sun glistened off the rust-colored bricks and white paint of the two buildings framing the passageway. The air was thick with the promise of the energy contained there. A place memory awaited her.Being an empath, these residual hauntings were a way of life. She felt compelled to touch the chipping gray paint, so what happened on this spot some time ago would play for her like a movie clip. She gave in, if only to stop the sensation of being choked, of her very life being in peril if she didn’t.As her trembling fingers caressed the decorative post cap, waves of energy washed over her, overwhelming her with emotions and images. In her vision, the rain beat down, creating a small river over the cobbled ground, lapping at the feet of the couple who stood before her.“We have so little time,” whispered the woman, who looked so much like Alina she could’ve been a sister save for the period clothing.“We’ve discussed this much. They’re coming for me. There’s no sense running, my love. Men, death will part us.”“Why won’t you let me use my magick to save you? Please,” she begged. While her tears were invisible with the rain on her face, Alina felt each one being shed.No magick! This is my fate. I fear for my family should I alter it.”He hushed her by crushing his lips against hers as he pulled her to his body. Alina felt the weight of him and of his passion, along with the sensation of dying from a loss which hadn’t even happened yet.He pushed the woman up against the wet bricks, lifting her skirt. With her garters exposed, Alina’s eyes were drawn to the tan of his hand juxtaposed to the creamy-white of her thigh. His fingers dug into her flesh for a second. Fiddling with his own garments, she saw his heavy erection spring free and abruptly enter the woman’s folds.Alina’s inner walls pulsed. The woman chanted and cried out. The man’s pants fell. His hard, rounded ass clenched and released.“Stop the spell now!” he yelled, still trusting. He lifted her leg higher, and Alina could see his balls against her ass, he was buried so far inside her.She cried, “Only ensuring…our spirits will meet again…in another life…until then…I will miss you…”His growl echoed hers. Their bodies shuttered, and their dual climax stole Alina’s breath until she felt faint.A voice came from behind her, “Excuse me.”Sun replaced rain as she turned, the fire raging through her stomach searing her lungs.“You alright?” said a man who looked like the twin brother of the man she’d watched fuck her look-a-like. Only, he was wearing jeans and a t-shirt tight enough to show the hills and valleys of his chest.She nodded.“Do I know you?” he whispered.

Okay, I hope you liked the story. If you did, or I guess if you didn’t too, LOL, comment below about it with your email address, and you will be entered to win the two stories in PDF format that I talked about yesterday - Love & Marriage Cures and Rituals.

I have another song inspired story coming out in Feb, Sacred Sex. I wrote this one after hearing the song, For The First Time by The Script.

Sacred Sex Blurb:
Just a few days before Valentine’s Day, Margaret visits her aunt’s craft consignment shop hoping for a spell or oil, and any advice on how to re-connect with her husband, Michael, who has become distant since losing his job. Determined to save her marriage, she gets more than she bargained for from Aunt Minny, a practicing witch. Armed with recipes to enhance love, a massage oil type love potion, a new Valentine’s Day candle and a book on Sacred Sex Rituals, Margaret prepares to seduce her husband.

But, his initial reaction is not what she planned for…

Follow Margaret and Michael on a holiday of love journey, a throwback to the kinky pagan sex rituals once practiced long ago on this day before it was named after a saint. You may want to take notes to enhance your own Valentine's Day this year!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Inspiration and a Great Deal with Kiki Howell

What Inspires You?

No matter what we are doing, no matter what our passion, most of us I assume have things that inspire us. I find inspiration in all kinds of places for my stories.

For example, I have written one story based on a real life situation I heard that I just couldn’t shake, if you know what I mean. A woman I knew was being abused mentally by her husband and being forced into sexual situations she didn’t want to be part of. At the time, I read a spell called Cutting the Cords, a ritual where energy ties are cut after a bad relationship ends, and got the idea for my novella Rituals. I probably wrote it not only to process the information for one, but also to give the story a fictional happy ending.

I’ve written a story inspired by work – I’m a certified Feng Shui Practitioner. It was called Love & Marriage Cures and appeared in the eXcessica Happy Ending Anthology. In this one a marriage is in trouble and a girlfriend who practices Feng Shui comes in to evaluate her house. There are problems in the Love & Marriage Bagua which are addressed. This of course leads to unexpected changes. Would you believe this story was also based on my Feng Shuing the house from the abuse story above? It really got to me!

But, probably my best story of inspiration came after watching the movie based on the musical, Mama Mia where they took ABBA songs and mixed them all into a musical. Well, having a musical hubby, a singer/songwriter, I took the songs from his latest CD and arranged them so that they drove the plot of a novella I called The Sorcerer’s Songs. My husband said after reading the story that it was sort of surreal to have the character in the story write and sing his songs as if they were written for the sorcerer’s life because they all fit that fictional life so perfectly.

The story was a lot of fun to write, and a great writing exercise! I think I was so inspired by his music that the story practically wrote itself. The Senior Editor who accepted the story wrote these wonderful words about it... "I also want to note that you write about magick with a heart and understanding that's pretty rare. There's a ritual feel to the music performance in your story." Click Here to listen to the first song that inspired the story called "The Road" Really the whole premise starts from this song.

Now, a little info on the story. Just know this is one of my sweeter romances, so if you are looking for erotic, you might be disappointed in this one. Also, right now, there is a Special Sale at my Etsy Store, several copies of The Sorcerer’s Song and Weathervanes CD at a special price through me.

Blurb:
If I knew then, what I know now
I’d like to think I’d choose a different way to go
But, my mistakes have paved the way
Down this dark and lonely, dead-end road

Poised on a stool in a corner of yet another bar, in front of a crowd of maybe fifty, the harmonies he played reached out to those around him. The rhythms in his head stirred his heart. For a man of magic, a sorcerer with powers he had never asked for, his musical talents were sung spells. They were his weapon of defense against loneliness, bringing people to him like a siren’s song. Yet, for the most part, he let his music haunt the deeper needs of those who listened—letting musical phrasings stir wants unnamed or purposely forgotten. Although he felt but a living and breathing jukebox, these strangers who came to see him play were the only lives he could touch. He reached out to them with his songs.

That is until one night one of Adam’s songs lures him back toward his hometown, and he calls out for Stacey, the one he was forced to leave behind all those years ago. Only this time she wants answers as to why he left, and maybe a bit of revenge for the heart he destroyed.

Here is a link to the youtube book trailer video for this story if you would like to hear a few bits of the songs that inspired it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6t6LbuBZ0E

Come back tomorrow for a free read and giveaway!

Kiki Howell
~where love is a mystical thing~
http://www.kikihowell.com/




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

My Holiday Reads & Stocking Stuffers


Well with the holidays just a week away, what better way to get into the Christmas spirit than to read a HOT Holiday menage, right?

Sometimes it's good to be naughty!

~Naughty Noel (Leather and Pleasure 4)~

One woman, three men, and one sexy holiday performance...

Noel Lewis has had a lot of firsts in her life, but this holiday season she’s making memorable. She’s the star of her first holiday performance at the fetish club she works at, Leather and Pleasure, and finds herself leading her first ménage a quatre for hundreds to see, unleashing her naughty side. Nervous at first, she soon realizes that she’s a natural on stage and aims to please.

Julian, Jake, and Josh love to be dominated, and when they get an offer to accompany the sexy new waitress to perform the holiday show, they all jump at the chance for different reasons. Jake, and Julian like to play the field, but Josh has secretly admired her since she started working there. So when the chemistry is so great between them while performing, he’s thrilled hoping it will help convince her that they’d be great together.

BUY LINKS:

AMAZON: http://www.amazon.com/Naughty-Noel-Leather-Pleasure-ebook/dp/B005SSSI9O/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1319659167&sr=1-1

ROMANCE DIVINE: http://www.romancedivine.com/index.php?p=product&id=183

I'm also pleased to say that I've got two new paperback releases that would make great stocking stuffers for you or your loved ones. (18 yrs+ of course)

Meant to Be is rated a LASR "Best Book" Get your copy today!

LASR Review link: http://whippedcream2.blogspot.com/2011/03/meant-to-be-by-jennifer-labelle.html?zx=f792bf0ea7f229ab

Blurb:
Jenna Baker is shaken up after her recovery with a near death experience. As if, being haunted with visions and losing her husband in a car accident weren’t hard enough. Could she be losing her mind? She finally moves on, only to have the husband she thought was dead suddenly reappear.

After the shocking task of convincing Jenna that she’s not seeing his ghost, Tyler becomes overwhelmed with guilt for saving himself and leaving her to almost die. Jenna’s recovery takes its toll while Tyler’s vulnerability gets the best of him. He’s harbouring secrets that will devastate her and as Jenna unravels the truth her life takes an unexpected journey.

BUY LINKS:

AMAZON: http://www.amazon.com/Meant-Be-Jennifer-Labelle/dp/1936653567/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1298604276&sr=1-1

SECRET CRAVINGS PUBLISHING: http://store.secretcravingspublishing.com/index.php?main_page=book_info&cPath=4&products_id=13

And,

Second Chance Love is now also available in print too!

Blurb:
Goody, goody Teegan Hallowell was tired of being teased for following the rules. So, when her brother’s 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 LINKS:


AMAZON: http://www.amazon.com/Second-Chance-Love-Women-Digby/dp/161885092X/ref=tmm_pap_title_0


SECRET CRAVINGS PUBLISHING: http://store.secretcravingspublishing.com/index.php?main_page=book_info&cPath=4&products_id=115


Don't forget to check out my backlist of ebooks as well. For those of you looking for some great reads for your e-readers. Enjoy!

~Leather and Pleasure (Also available in AUDIO)~
Rowan Avery Walker is planning to surprise her husband after ten years of marriage. On their anniversary she decides to enact one of his most desired fantasies, and there's no traditional night out on the town for this couple. She's no stranger to role play, and when it comes to bedroom pleasures she likes to walk on the wild side.

One woman, two men, a fetish club, and one kinky night that turns into several more...
BUY LINK: http://www.amazon.com/Leather-and-Pleasure-ebook/dp/B004XECC32/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&m=AZC9TZ4UC9CFC&s=digital-text&qid=1303430684&sr=1-2

~When Sparks Ignite (Leather and Pleasure 2) Also availabel in AUDIO~
Rhys Evans has got a booming business, money, and the subs are a dime a dozen in his ever growing, popular fetish club, Leather and Pleasure. But, there’s something missing in his life. It isn’t until he meets Eden that he realizes she’s the one he needs to ignite the passion that he lacks to go on.

One man, a woman, a fetish club, and an instant chemistry = a night to remember.
BUY LINK: http://www.amazon.com/Sparks-Ignite-Leather-Pleasure-ebook/dp/B0051I4PCU/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&m=AZC9TZ4UC9CFC&s=digital-text&qid=1305771722&sr=1-3

~Sinfully Sexy (Leather and Pleasure 3)~
Two women, one man, a fetish club, and one sinfully sexy night together...

Sable Dixon and Lila Davis 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. 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 live, and one sinfully sexy night just may need a repeat.
BUY LINK: http://www.amazon.com/Sinfully-Sexy-Leather-Pleasure-ebook/dp/B005KBB0US/ref=sr_1_6?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1314837009&sr=1-6

~Spice It Up~
Heidi Taylor has fallen in love with a man who’s off limits. He’s her best friend and she’s afraid to tell him how she really feels, that is until Nathan suggests she needs a little spice in her love life, and designates himself as her something spicy.
BUY LINK: http://www.amazon.com/Spice-It-Up-ebook/dp/B006IGB87Y/ref=sr_1_7?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1323222190&sr=1-7

Happy Holidays everyone. I wish you all a safe and happy time with your loved ones.

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

Friday, December 16, 2011

The 12 Days of Naughty Giveaways, A FREE Read and A GIVEAWAY!


On the Fifth Day of Christmas my True Love gave to me... Jennifer Labelle's Naughty Noel (Leather and Pleasure 4)!!!

Who wants a naughty holiday flash fiction read and a giveaway?

Come check out my FREE HOLIDAY READ and giveaway.

One lucky person will win a copy of Naughty Noel. Click on the link to read my naughty, but good free read called "Five Golden Rings" and to find out how to win.

http://naughtypagesofphoenix.blogspot.com/2011/12/on-fifth-day-of-christmas-my-true-love.html

NAUGHTY NOEL,

One woman, three men, and one sexy holiday performance...

Noel Lewis has had a lot of firsts in her life, but this holiday season she’s making memorable. She’s the star of her first holiday performance at the fetish club she works at, Leather and Pleasure, and finds herself leading her first ménage a quatre for hundreds to see, unleashing her naughty side. Nervous at first, she soon realizes that she’s a natural on stage and aims to please.

Julian, Jake, and Josh love to be dominated, and when they get an offer to accompany the sexy new waitress to perform the holiday show, they all jump at the chance for different reasons. Jake, and Julian like to play the field, but Josh has secretly admired her since she started working there. So when the chemistry is so great between them while performing, he’s thrilled hoping it will help convince her that they’d be great together.

BUY LINKS:

Romance Divine:
http://www.romancedivine.com/index.php?p=product&id=183
Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Naughty-Noel-Leather-Pleasure-ebook/dp/B005SSSI9O/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1319659167&sr=1-1
ARe:
http://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-naughtynoelleatherandpleasure4-610300-144.html
BookStrand:
http://www.bookstrand.com/naughty-noel-leather-and-pleasure-4
Barnes & Noble:
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/naughty-noel-jennifer-labelle/1106354646?ean=2940013355408&itm=3&usri=jennifer%2blabelle


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

Thursday, December 15, 2011

The Stuff Your Stockings Christmas Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stuff Your Stockings Christmas Blog Hop. It should be a great one, as me and 192 other authors offer up some great prizes.

Up for grabs on Labelle Books is a copy of my first release Meant To Be, as well as a copy of my newest release Spice It Up. The Blog hop is on from the 16th to 18th, and I'll announce the two lucky winners on the morning of the 19th.

Meant To Be,

Jenna Baker is shaken up after her recovery with a near death experience. As if, being haunted with visions and losing her husband in a car accident weren’t hard enough. Could she be losing her mind? She finally moves on, only to have the husband she thought was dead suddenly reappear.

After the shocking task of convincing Jenna that she’s not seeing his ghost, Tyler becomes overwhelmed with guilt for saving himself and leaving her to almost die. Jenna’s recovery takes its toll while Tyler’s vulnerability gets the best of him. He’s harbouring secrets that will devastate her and as Jenna unravels the truth her life takes an unexpected journey.

BUY LINK: http://store.secretcravingspublishing.com/index.php?main_page=book_info&cPath=4&products_id=13

Spice It Up,
Heidi Taylor has fallen in love with a man who is off limits. He’s her best friend, and she’s afraid to tell him how she really feels. So when she hits a dry spell in her romantic life, Nathan makes it his duty to spice things up for her, shocking her, and making her true feelings known.

Nathan De Costa met the most amazing woman alive three years ago when he placed a roommate wanted ad in the newspaper. He’s secretly loved Heidi for almost two years, and decides to make his move once her love life hits a rough patch. The problem is that his sexual tastes are risqué and he’s not sure that Heidi would be able to keep up. She shocks him by becoming everything he’s ever wanted and more, but it’ll take almost losing her for good before he finally makes her his, permanently.

BUY LINK:
http://store.secretcravingspublishing.com/index.php?main_page=book_info&cPath=4&products_id=194


Here's what you have to do to enter:



*Be a GFC follower, or subscribe to the blog & leave a comment with your email address.


It's that easy, and please don't forget to follow the links below for a chance to win a ton of other great prizes including books, gift certificates and more!

Participating Authors (Click name to visit site)
Drea Becraft: Vintage Silver Owl Big Eye Long Chain Necklace, Ornament, and a copy of The Real Saint Nic
JBP Book Reviews: Red Gemstone 10k GP Ring (Size 8), Ornament, and a copy of The Real Saint Nic
Avril Ashton: two winners: one will get their pick of two ebooks and the other will get a $5 Evernight Publishing GC
Cassandre Dayne: One copy of St. Nick’s Night of Xstasy (menage) and One copy of Shattered (m/m)
Dakotah Black: Two copies of PINKED (campy murder mystery set in community associations)
D.H. Black : Two copies of Enslaved (gritty cop drama with BDSM)
Jean Joachim: Winners choice of book to 10 winners
Kharisma Rayne: any Dec or Jan release of choice
Erotic Diaries: 7 Different ebooks by various authors
Havan Fellows: Winners choice of one of my anthologies
Robin Badillo: $20 Amazon gift card a copy of my Christmas Novella, “The Long Way Home”.
Elizabeth Black: a copy of either “Filthy Leuker” or “Feral Heat”.
Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy: Sing We Now of Christmas (ebook) , ornament, and a few more extras
Sandra Sookoo: A PDF of any of my Christmas books plus swag
Karenna Colcroft: autographed copy of my MFM novel Shiny Objects
Jambrea Jo Jones: a pdf from my backlist, a holiday ornament, and a print copy of Seeds of Dawn Vol. 1 & 2
Ruth J. Hartman: Reader’s choice of any of my romances in ebook form
Liz Crowe: Beer Wench tee shirt
Lucy Felthouse: Winners choice of backlist
Kerry Adrienne: $25 GC to Amazon or Barnes and Noble and Flat Rate box of books to US winner
Desi Moon: Ecopy of my contemporary romance Summerland
Ella Jade: eBook copy: BDSM Romance The Lonely Dominant.
Mari Carr: winner’s choice of backlist
Coffee Beans & Love Scenes: $20 Amazon GC
Raine Delight: $25 gift certificate to Barnes & Nobles
Kellie Kamryn: paperback copy of Dee Davis’s A Dangerous Game, and one of my ebooks
Rose Anderson: One wine-lovers ornament and winner’s choice ebook copy of one of my books
Daisy Dunn: Christmas Stockings & a $10 gift card to Amazon
Casea Major: Pinocchio Syndrome(ebook), One Knight in Brooklyn (ebook), 2012 FDNY Calendar
Alexx Miller: 4 signed books, 4 signed romance trading cards, pair of hand crafted angel earrings, and 2 hand crafted book marks plus a few e-books
D.C. McMillen: winner’s choice from the Nauti-Lust series
Abby Hayes: Ebook copy of Finding Paradise as soon the ebook is released
Tamara Monteau: an autographed paperback of Twilight Destiny (Haven’s Realm 1)
Cathy Greenfeder: Wildflowers e-book, t-shirt, and trading cards
Julia Barrett: a copy of my Science Fiction Romance book, Captured (one print one ebook)
Lorelei Confer: two e-books, Deadly Deception and Deadly Revenge
Ju Dimello: my debut book (e-book) from Ellora’s Cave
Naomi Bellina: Sensual Enchantment body oil, US residents only
Kallypso Masters: Free e-copy of Nobody’s Hero, her December release and Book 3 in her Rescue Me series
Lyric James: my Xmas book The Secret Santa Project and a $5.00 gift cert to Amazon
Lisa Fox: ebook copy of Santa’s Sleeping Beauty
Kathleen Grieve: $10 Evernight Publishing Gift Certificate
Cari Quinn: winner’s choice of $10 Amazon/B&N/EC gift card and 2 of my ebooks
Elizabeth Noble: Choice off backlist
Wendi Zwaduk: $5 GC to changeling
Megan Slayer: $5 GC to changeling
S.J. Frost: Winner’s Choice of any title from my backlist in print or ebook
Anne Holly: $10 Amazon GC
Dakota Trace: a copy of every book in my Dom’s of Chicago series
Fiona McGier: 4 ebook copies of winners choice of backlist
Amelia James: winner’s choice of my trashy ebooks
Kaily Hart: $25 dollar Gift Card to an online book store (winner’s choice) AND a copy of any 1 book from my ebook backlist
Dawne Prochilo: His Holiday Seduction (PDF)
Secret Cravings Publishing: When We Meet Again (PDF)
Jesse V. Coffey: 2 free copies of my ebook, The Brothers Cameron: An Opportunity for Resentment
Pender Mackie: audio version of my first book, Scent of Attraction
Stacey Kennedy: A copy of All She Wants For Christmas Is Her Dom
Lisa Kessler: a digital copy of Night Walker along with other holiday goodies
Clarissa Yip
Rosalie Lario: 2 ecopies of Blood of the Demon, #1 in my Demons of Infernum series
Anne Barwell: ebook copy of my novel, Cat’s Quill
Trinity Blacio: $25 eCard to Walmart
Barbara Westbrook : a copy of Rebecca’s Choice
Wendy Smith:$20 gift card to Shutterfly
Nina Pierce: A choice of digital book on my back list. $10 Ellora’s Cave gift card
Stacy Juba: A Smashwords copy of Blood Angel by Kelly McClymer
Kiru Taye: $10 gift card Amazon or ARe, winner’s choice plus 2 FREE eBooks of His Treasure
Lily Sawyer: Winners choice or prizes
W Lynn Chantale: Giving away a grab bag of goodies
Laura Kaye: one of my four ebooks + set of glitter snowflake ornaments
Natalie-Nicole Bates : pdf of Antique Charming and perfume
Xandra James
Jane Wakely: $10 Kindle/Amazon Gift Card
Ana Hart: $20 Amazon giftcard
Ashley Marie Lucas
Casey Crow: an e-book copy of my erotic debut Can’t Fake
Victoria Blisse: a copy of Seductive Rendezvous
Selena Kitt: a Kindle Fire
Tammy Dennings Maggy: A copy of For The Love Of Quinn
Sara York: A $20 gift certificate to Amazon
Dana Pratola: a signed copy of THE COVERING
BL & Rawiya: Anything from BL and Michael’s backlists
Gabrielle Evans: A giftbasket with a signed paperback book (RC), swag, and lotions, bath salts, etc. from Sephora, One signed paperback (RC), Two ebooks (RC)
Diane Alberts: a copy of Kill Me tomorrow
Nicole Zoltack: winner’s choice of backlist in PDF format
Cindy Jacks: a copy of HOUR OF THE WOLF and an Amazon Gift Certificate
Sara Trimble
Roxanne Rhoads: Signed print copy of Tasty Christmas Treats
Jodi Redford: $10 Samhain giftcard and a Zombie Smuthound tote bag
Bianca Sommerland: An ebook copy of Deadly Captive: Collateral Damage, A ‘Cyrus makes me Wet’ T-Shirt’, And winner’s choice from backlist
Lexxx Christian: copies of Hellsong and Second Skin
Simply Erotic Reviews: $10 from publisher/vendor of choice
Cassandra Dean: ebook title in the Decadent Publishing backlist
Kay Springsteen: PDF copies of any 2 books from my backlist plus $5 gift code for Astraea Press
Vanessa Morgan
James Robert Myers
Crymsyn Hart: the first 2 books in my Hell’s Gate series. Santino and Draig
Natasha Blackthorne: two erotic historical romance novella ebooks
W.J. Howard: $10.00 gift certificate for Vamplit Published eBooks
Tarah Scott: a copy of my Scottish Medieval The Pendulum:Legacy of the Celtic Brooch
T.C. Archer: a ecopy of WINTER IN PARADISE
Sable Hunter: 1 of A Wishing Moon, 1 of TROUBLE, 1 of Unchained Melody and 1 of Her Magic Touch
Jayne Rylon: $10 gift certificate to Samhain
Marika Weber
Jennifer Labelle: 1 copy of Spice It Up, & 1 copy of Meant To Be
Carrie Ann Ryan: a copy of An Alpha’s Path
Giselle Renard: Ecopy of of The Red Satin Collection
Mary Abshire: winners choice of two ebooks from my Soul Catcher series
Cassidy McKay: $10 gift certificate from Amazon or Barnes & Noble and Winner’s choice of one of my two Christmas stories
Kacey Hammell: Ebook copy of SINFUL Ebook copy of LAST MAN STANDING, Ebook copies of SINFUL & LAST MAN STANDING + Author Goodies (One Winner Each)
Ashley Blade
Ayla Ruse: copy of my latest release with Changeling Press – White Hot Christmas
Tara Lain: 2 ecopies of Mistletowed
Julie L Hayes: winner choice of anything from my backlist
Jamallan Bergman
Keta Diablo: a book of their choice from my releases
Sarah Makela: digital copy of Super Powered: Stolen from Changeling Press, and a winner’s choice eBook from backlist
Vanessa Johnson: $10 GC to Red Rose Publishing
Rhian Cahill: winners choice of one download of my backlist
Romance Writers Behaving Badly: Rip Cord ebook from Jeanne St. James,PDF copy from Savanna Kougar’s backlist,A Download of Alitus, Tales of the Chosen from Kayelle AllenA, PDF download of Handcuffs & Silk from Mary Quast
Mary Quest: PDF of Handcuffs & Silk
Louisa Bacio: $10 Ravenous Romance gift certificate, and a .pdf copy from my backlist
Beth Carter: one free pdf ebook of any of my titles, winners choice
Darcia Halle: Choice of any of my 8 titles in PRINT and a mouse pad
Kinley Baker: eBook copy of Ruined
Sarah Ballance: choice of any of my published titles AND a $5 GC to Amazon
KT Bishop: one of my holiday books at Rebel Ink Press or Red Rose Publishing
Marie Rose Dufour: a free copy of Fated Mates and a $10 gift certificate to ARe or Bookstrand
Nichelle Gregory: Two winners will win a copy of As You Wish and The Gingerbread Tryst!
Lacey Wolfe: winner a choice of my debut novella Amber’s Muse or the first book in my Hot Bods series Fool Me Once
Marteeka Karland: digital copy of Wolfsblood: Snow Wolf from Changeling Press and a $10 GC from BTP
Kerrianne Coombes
Doris O’Connor: e-books Lure of the Blood and Scandinavian Scandal
Emma Short
Morgay Leah Justice
Amy McCorkle/Kate Lynd: ebook NO ORDINARY LOVE
Suzzana C Ryan
Leann Arndt
Elizabeth Morgan: one copy of each of my ebooks – Razel Dazzle. She-Wolf , and The Overseers Book 1: The CollectorK
Kaye Manro: Two copies of A Medieval Yule. Or Copies of Forbidden Love
Staci Brush: A copy of Holly Molly
KoKo Brown: Autograph copy of Players Ultimatum and Sports lover gift basket
Shay MacLean: a copy of Branded Heart
BA Tortuga: a Texas ornament and a signed print book
Joselyn Vaghn: a PDF of Sucker for a Hot Rod
H.B. Pattskyn: A signed copy of my debut novel, Heart’s Home, and a hand crafted tree ornament
Stephanie Draven: a digital copy of DARK SINS & DESERT SANDS (HQN Nocturne)
Chelle Cordero: a .pdf copy of my novel Bartlett’s Rule
Markee Anderson: one ebook from the Chritmas bookself, up to $6 a piece, to five different winners & a cupon for a free Christmas book
Willa Edwards: $20 GC to All Romance Ebook
Siobhan Kinkade: one of each of my 3 books – Marked, She-Wolf, and Blood Doll
Naughty Night Press: one copy of their Christmas anthology, Doing the Naughty List Twice
Erica Pike: an e-copy of “Hot Hands”, an e-copy ”A Life Without You”, or a $15 gift card from a publisher
Stephanie Dagg: three copies of my children’s ebook Oh Santa
Kelly Jamieson: a copy of my Christmas novella All I Want For Christmas and a $10 gift card to choice of Amazon/B&N/Ellora?s Cave
Lee Brazil: copies of Word Play or And the Prompt Is, and And the Prompt Is The Holiday Edition
Sue Brown: winner’s choice from backlist
Harper Kingsley: 3 ebooks to 3 different winners, and 1 print copy of Heroes & Villains
Shannon West: copy of Come Hell or High Water
Ambrielle Kirk: ebook (pdf copy) of any title from my backlist
Victoria Adams: a copy of Circles Interlocked
Elyzabeth M VaLey: PDF copy of my Christmas novella “The Uncertain List”
Chelsie Shakespeare: Two copies of my debut novel, The Pull
Daryl Devore: a copy of my latest release – Black Dorn
Laura Tolomei: an Ebook of my new release The Pirate’s Surrender
Regan Walsh: two ebooks of my paranormal romance, Whisper Cape, and one autographed copy in print
Cynthia Arsuaga: A Gift of Love or The Misadventures of Dick Grewcock: A Vampire’s First Christmas
Marguerite Butler
Annette Snyder: winner’s choice from my published works
Brenda Wood & Steve Tindle: one copy of choice of Best Lover in Town, Triangle of Secrets, Temptation Triggers in PDF
Blaire McDowell: 2 copies of Abigail’s Christmas and one copy of ‘The Memory of Roses’
Stephanie Campbell
Z.A. Maxfield: one copy of each of my holiday stories
Lisa Worrall: one copy of each of my holiday stories, Too Much Christmas Spirt and Mr Popsalos
Dominique Eastwick: a Wiccan Haus Necklace, Cell phone Charm and a copy of the Wiccan Haus
Jianne Carlo
Shermaine Williams: an ebook copy of Future Present
Heather Boyd: A PDF copy of The Almack’s Alternative
Grace Wen: a copy of An Imperfect Wife and a $25 Amazon gift card
A.J. Jarett: $25 gift card to Amazon and a pdf of my book Fate’s Second Chance
Mickie Sherwood: one eBook copy of either Louisiana Hot Sauce or Nicked Hearts
Jenna Jaxon: $10.00 Amazon GC and a copies of my Christmas Collection
J.L. Campbell: five e-copies of Don’t Get Mad….Get Even
Sam Cheever: Christmas t-shirt and boxer set, as well as a signed copy of the reader’s choice of my books in print
Frances Paul
Pink Squirrel Press: an ebook copy of our m/m seasonal anthology – Winter Warmers
PD Singer: one story from my backlist and a PD Singer keychain flashlight
Juniper Bell: $25 Amazon/Samhain/EC gift certificate (winner’s choice) and Choice of book from my backlist
Candice Butler: $20.00 amazon gift card, a selection of Seattle Chocolate Truffles and an e-copy of Serving Serena
Jewel D’Arcy: a copy of my new release Beyond the Green Door
Tonya Callihan
Sloan Parker: a copy of my new release, Take Me Home
Randy Atwood: Choice off backlist



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

It's the Secret Cravings Publishing One Year Anniversary Blog Hop

Well January 1, 2012 marks Secret Cravings Publishing's one year anniversary, and to help celebrate they're having a blog hop. So I hope you'll join in to win some great prizes posted by the many talented authors involved, including myself. It's on from December 16 to January 17, 2012.

Click on this link for more information:



Best wishes,

~Author Jennifer Labelle~

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

A GIVEAWAY and A Guest Post with Sara Trimble: Why I Love To Write


Why I love to write...


I have a ton of people asking me why I write. Its simple. I love to entertain people. I enjoy giving them an escape from the real world. In life, we all face problems. Some may be big and life altering; others may be small and easily resolved. Regardless of the type of problem, it can take its toll on a person's mind.
In a story, the characters face issues. As a writer, I can choose what my characters go through. I control how long it takes them to resolve their problems and how they go about it. To me, this is an amazing feeling. I like to give my readers hope. I want them to have faith in the goodness of mankind, in the magic of love.
Romance is a wonder. It can make a person act different. It can be the greatest joy and the harshest pain. It will be the cause of the best, and worst times of your life. Life is a roller coaster ride. It has its ups and downs, its crazy spins and can make you dizzy and sick. But in the end, its worth the ride.



Sara Trimble is new to the world of publishing, though not to writing. She has one published novel, two in the final revisions and a stack of stories ready to work on. She's also venturing out of her comfort zone of Romance to work on a new suspense novel, she hopes to have done by December 1st. When she isn’t writing, Sara spends her time with her three children, wonderful fiance Justyn, spending time with friends, and just enjoying life. You can find her at her website http://www.sararimble.com, follow her blog at http://saratrimble.wordpress.com, Tweet her at http://www.facebook.com/saradtrimble, or Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/authorsaratrimble. She loves to hear from her readers so send her an email at saratrimble@saratrimble.com. If anyone is participating in NaNo, feel free to buddy her at youngmomx3. Don't forget to check out the new movie trailer for her debut paranormal romance, Heart Over Mind. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ws0EXm5tsI8


This is your last chance to enter Sara's GIVEAWAY folks. So please leave a comment with your email address for your chance to win her amazing paranormal romance Heart Over Mind.


A Life Changed Forever


Nala Arpaia, psychiatrist, lives a boring, routine life...until her knight in tight blue jeans comes to whisk her off to a family castle full of fabled creatures. It's like something out of a book, all the way down to the life or death situation she finds herself in. As the last member of the most powerful blood line to ever exist, Nala is now the final mark of Broncestan Milivak, who's goal is world domination. Nala has to master her powers if she wants to save the free world. All she really wants...is her protector Gabriel.


Stubborn to the Core


Gabriel Ricardo's job as head Graida, a magical bodyguard, is his life. He eats, breaths and sleeps work. When his boss, head Elder Elam Korbin gives Gabriel the task of retrieving his niece, Nala, Gabriel's all business. Until, he meets the psychiatrist. Things go down hill from there. This case isn't like any other. Illusions, magic, and attempted kidnap he can handle. The presence of the strong, and irresistible attraction he feels for the doctor he can't. As things get dangerous, Gabriel has to force his mind to focus on the case, and not the lust burning him alive.


Unable to Resist...


As Broncestan's attacks get stronger, and more dangerous, Nala finds it more important than ever to experience the kind of relationship she'd always wanted, but never had. Seeing Nala suffer at the hands of a power-hungry Damned soul, Gabriel realizes keeping his distance isn't working. Soon, they give in to the passion and proclaim their love. Just when things are supposed to work out, things hit rock bottom again.


Their Future Looms in the Balance...


Will they ever be able to defeat Broncestan and enjoy a relationship together or are they doomed to live their lives alone and miserable?




The winner will be announced tomorrow!


Best wishes,

~Author Jennifer Labelle~

http://www.jenniferlabelle.com

Monday, December 12, 2011

Welcome New Author Sara Trimble

I'd like to welcome newbie author Sara Trimble to Labelle Books today. Sara will be on the blog both today and tomorrow with and interview, a guest post, and a giveaway to one lucky commenter. So, please make sure to follow the blog, and leave your email address as you comment for a chance to win. The winner will be announced on Dec. 14

Sara Trimble is new to the world of publishing, though not to writing. She has one published novel, two in the final revisions and a stack of stories ready to work on. She's also venturing out of her comfort zone of Romance to work on a new suspense novel, she hopes to have done by December 1st. When she isn’t writing, Sara spends her time with her three children, wonderful fiance Justyn, spending time with friends, and just enjoying life. You can find her at her website http://www.sararimble.com, follow her blog at http://saratrimble.wordpress.com, Tweet her at http://www.facebook.com/saradtrimble, or Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/authorsaratrimble. She loves to hear from her readers so send her an email at saratrimble@saratrimble.com. If anyone is participating in NaNo, feel free to buddy her at youngmomx3. Don't forget to check out the new movie trailer for her debut paranormal romance, Heart Over Mind. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ws0EXm5tsI8


Welcome Sara,


How long have you been an author? Sara: I've been writing since I was little. I used to dream of being a newspaper journalist or work for a magazine, even though I'd always had a passion for writing stories. When I got pregnant with my first son in 2004, I had to quit work due to health problems. January 2, 2005 I entered the hospital at six months pregnant and having contractions. My doctor kept me for five days and ordered me to find something to do to ease my stress, and keep me from going crazy, as I wasn't allowed out of bed. This is when I started my first story. I've been writing ever since.

Congratulations Sara. I'm sorry to hear about the complications that occured, but I'm glad to hear that you took a bad situation and made the best of it. Your first novel Heart Over Mind is certainly a great read. What is your favourite genre?
Sara: I'm an avid reader of everything but if I had to name my favorite genre, it'd have to be romance.

That's awesome, what's the biggest surprise you’ve discovered about the writing process?
Sara: That your work isn't finished just because you've completed a first version. There's still multiple edits, finding an agent(if you use one), selecting and querying a publishing house, marketing and much more!

Can you tell us about one of your current works in progress?
Sara: Sure. I'm venturing from romance to work on a suspense/thriller about an FBI agent who's called to the bayous of Louisiana to investigate the disappearance of over fifteen teenage girls. She stumbles into a world of trouble as the scenario gets more and more serious. Soon, her life is on the line. She has to tread carefully to save the three remaining girls, keep an innocent man from being sent to prison and not get killed in the process. I hope to have this story finished by January 1st.

Wow, it sounds great. If you had a warning label, what would it say?
Sara: Warning: Sarcasm at work.

LOL, if you could choose to time travel, would you go backward or forward, and why?
Sara: I would love to travel back in time, from any era, ranging from the 1700s to the 1960s. (I'm only 26 for those of you wondering why I'd only go back forty years.)

I'd like to thank Sara for answering our questions today. She leaves us with a hot excerpt from her debut Novel Heart Over Mind. For those of you who love a good paranormal romance I suggest you check out my review below as well:

Blurb:
Nala gets life-altering news. She has a family, and more than one secret power. Even worse is that she also has a mad man seeking to kill her. Gabriel arrives and promises to protect her. With him around, she may be safe from Broncestan, but her heart is in danger of breaking.

Gabriel makes it clear from day one that he's not interested in a relationship. Despite the fact that sparks fly whenever he and Nala touch, he wants to focus on the one thing that matters to him. His job. It's too bad that Nala's determined not to let that happen. And when multiple signs point to their being together as Fate deems right, Gabriel wonders if he's fighting a losing battle.

Jennifer's Review:

Nala lost her parents tragically at the age of four. Since then she's had to fend for herself in the foster care system, and despite all odds succeeds to be a successful psychiatrist. She's got special abilities though she doesn't fully comrehend until Gabriel arrives and life as she knows it changes for good. She has family she never knew exsisted, and more than one hidden power arrises. There's an instant chemistry with Gabrielle, and she wants him to be more than just her sexy protector. There's one downfall though, she soon finds out that there's a powerfull mad man who seeks to kill her.
Gabrielle brings her back home with him where he knows she'll be safest. Despite his growing attraction, he's determined to do his job. Nala has other plans though, and it's hard to avoid her charms. Fate steps in and multiple signs draw them together in the end. But, will it be the forever they both want together, or will fate change it's course by letting the bad guy win?

I didn't know what to expect when I began reading Heart Over Mind. Sara Trimble is a new author to me and I was pleasantly surprised. This novel drew me in almost immediately and I didn't want it to end once I finished. I would have liked to see a little more about Nala's parents in the beginning though, but otherwise it was amazing. Definitly grab a copy if you can.

BUY LINK: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/88851?ref=SaraTrimble

Excerpt:
“I love you Nala.”
She looked up at him and knew he meant it.
“And I love you. Will you make me yours now?”
Reaching down, he spread her legs and slipped one finger inside. “God, you're so wet.”
Nala begin to squirm as he sped up his ministrations. Pressure built as he pleasured her. She tried to stop him but he pushed her hands away.
“Let go.”
She surrendered to the feelings. A scream exploded from her throat as she climaxed. When she came down, she noticed Gabriel looking down at her.
“That was great.”
Gabriel gave her a feral grin. “That's nothing compared to what's next.”
He slid into her, letting her adjust before going deeper. He groaned in ecstasy as he moved in and out, gaining speed but holding back so he would not hurt her. Nala gasped and sobbed at the feelings he evoked. She went higher with every thrust and was just about to fall over the edge when Gabriel stopped. Nala followed her instincts and moved her hips, rocking against him.
“Nala, you have to stop.”
She heard the strained words and felt the strength of his hands at her waist, but kept going.
“In a minute.”
She could feel it building. Her breath came in pants as the first ripples started.
“Open your eyes.”
She obeyed his command. Her eyelids felt heavy as she forced them to open against the pleasure. When Gabriel started to glow a pale white, Nala gasped. She looked at her own hands in surprise. She was glowing too.
“Gabriel, what's happening?”
He smiled. “It's the mating ritual I told you about. Look over there.”
Nala followed the sound of increasing mumbles. A group of see-through figures hovered over the floor, staring right at them as they spoke in a strange language. They started to move closer. Nala squirmed to get out from underneath Gabriel.
“Let me up. I don't want anyone seeing us.”

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

Blog Hops Galore. Come Get Some Great Prizes...

Today marks the beginning of a very busy, but worth it, year end. I hope you'll all join me and several other talented authors as we all participate in these various blog hops. There are a ton of great prizes to be won. Follow the details below. I hope to see you all there!

First, there's the Guilty Pleasure's Book Reviews Happy Holidays Celebration from Nov. 21 to Jan. 1st, follow this link today to see my entry. There's cheese cake and a chance to win one of my books. I hope to see you there.
GUILTY PLEASURE'S BOOK REVIEWS HAPPY HOLIDAYS CELEBRATION LINK: http://www.guiltypleasuresbookreviews.com/2011/12/happy-holidays-jennifer-labelle-family.html





Second, I hope you'll all enjoy some great flash fiction and a GIVEAWAY everday offered in the 12 Days of Naughty Giveaways Blog Hop from Dec. 12 to Dec. 25. The theme for these free holiday reads are based on the 12 Days of Christmas song. I hope you'll check it out, and come see my post on Dec. 17. I guarantee you won't be disappointed.

12 DAYS OF NAUGHTY GIVEAWAYS BLOG HOP LINK: http://naughtypagesofphoenix.blogspot.com/?zx=5b5c68de7dcb4247



And, last but not least there's the big BIRTHDAY BASH BLOG HOP from Dec. 12 to Dec. 16. There are books to be won, including one of my own. Gift certificates include a $5 Evernight publishing gift certificate and a $50 Amazon gift card as well as a chance to win a brand new Kindle! Click on this link for contest rules, and don't forget to comment on this link as well as the other participating authors to increase your chances of winning BIG!

BIRTHDAY BASH BLOG HOP LINK: http://www.kathleengrieve.blogspot.com/

Good luck!

Best wishes,

~Author Jennifer Labelle~

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Welcome Lacie Nation



I'm pleased to introduce you to a very talented author. Lacie Nation writes amazing heartfelt romances and today she's decided to visit with us for an interview.



Welcome Lacie, how long have you been an author?

Lacie: I’ve always enjoyed writing, but in the last year have finally decided to get published.



Congratulations on your success. I can honestly say I've read your work and was very impressed. For those of you who would like to see my review of Lacies "So Beautifully Broken" please click on this link: http://labellebooks.blogspot.com/2011/10/review-so-beautifully-broken-by-lacie.html



What is your favourite genre?

Lacie: Contemporary and paranormal



Those are two great genres. What is the biggest surprise you’ve discovered about the writing process?

Lacie: There is a lot more to it than just sitting down and pounding out the words. You have to feel what you write. If your own work doesn’t turn you on or make you cry then odds are it won’t do it for anyone else.



So true, can you tell us about one of your current works in progress?

Lacie: Right now I’m working on a paranormal story that will be published under my penname. It’s called Wicked Dreams. It’s a very wicked story...lol



Wicked, huh? it sounds great. If you had a warning label, what would it say?

Lacie: Beware...brain mouth filter is out of service.



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

Lacie: I would have to say Nash Jensen, he’s that quintessential country boy that I love so much. I could say that we’d do something dirty, but I won’t do that to Baylee. We would go ride horses.



*Smiles* What is the naughtiest thing you’ve ever done?

Lacie: LOL...I won’t go into detail, but there I was at a drive in movie.



And, and...



*Chuckles* I guess we'll have to use our imaginations. If you could choose to time travel, would you go backward or forward, and why?

Lacie: Neither. I wouldn’t go back because as painful as some parts of my life were, they made me who I am today. I wouldn’t go forward because you aren’t supposed to know what happens.



I'd like to thank Lacie for joining us today. For those of you who would like to learn more about Lacie and her work she can be reached through her webiste: http://www.lacienation.weebly.com/ , her blog: http://www.soulshakinromance.blogspot.com/ , and you can find her on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/AuthorLacieNation



In the meantime, please enjoy this excerpt from Lacies latest release called "Courageous Dare" and don't forget to check out Lacie's cover ads on the right hand side bar:



Blurb:



Baylee Crawford thought she had her whole life figured out, right up until she accepts a scandalous little dare involving a mysterious man that makes her throw caution to the wind. When she falls completely in love with her mystery man, how will she cope when she has to say goodbye to him as he leaves for war? When a tragedy threatens to tear her world apart, Baylee is left feeling lost and has no idea how to help her family in the midst of this loss. Follow Baylee and Nash through a tale of love, passion, longing, war, and tragedy.



Excerpt:



Teeth hitting, tongues warring, and their breath mingling together, desperate and needy, she couldn’t stop it.
“I need to feel you,” he begged against her lips.
She could have cried from the desperation thick in his voice. Wrapping her legs around his waist and pulling his hips into her, she clung to his body in every way she could. In less than four hours he’d be gone. She molded her body to his, keeping every sliver of skin she could connected to him. Wrapping her arms around his neck, she broke the kiss, and hid her face in the crook of his neck. She breathed him in, sun, mint, and the tiniest hint of cigarette smoke. She always hated the smell of smoke, but on him, mixed with the smell of mint and a scent inherently him, it was mouth watering.
Their bodies moved together as one. Her hands roamed over his back, memorizing every muscle and curve of him. His forehead rested against hers, and she noticed moisture on his cheek, although she didn’t know if it came from her eyes or his.
Baylee pushed on his chest. When he moved back, she moved as well, shifting them, him sitting and her perched in his lap. With her legs around his waist, she writhed against him. She wanted to look into his eyes, fearing if she did, she’d never stop crying. His head rested on her shoulder as she whispered soft words of love in his ear.
When she had an orgasm, it rocked her soul, right down to the very core of her. Her body shook against his. She pulled back slightly, she wanted to see his face when she brought him to bliss. When she looked at him, she couldn’t stop the sob from leaving her. His eyes, bright all the time, shimmered. His chin quivered, but the look of absolute terror there in the depths of his gaze broke her.
“Nash…” She couldn’t say anything else, couldn’t speak past the emotion lodged in her throat.
“Baylee, please tell me you know how much I love you…please.”
She put her hands on both sides of his face, using her left thumb to wipe away the tear slipping from his eye.
“I know, Nash, I know it with everything inside. You love me.”
They still moved together, still worshiped the other’s body until his pace became erratic. When he came, he gripped her hips too tightly. She didn’t give a word of complaint. She held onto him, running her fingers through his hair, trying to hold him together with all the strength she had.
“I love you, baby girl. Don’t ever forget.”
“I love you too.”

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Best wishes,

~Author Jennifer Labelle~

http://www.jenniferlabelle.com