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Starting Point… coming soon

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STARTING POINT

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So the Turning Point series is finally coming full circle.

Matthew Elliott is starting over. His life has changed, and even though he went through hell – taking everyone with him – he’s a better man for it.

Kira is still beside him – much to Matt’s amazement. Through serious therapy and open communication, Matt and Kira are making strides. They’re solid, they’re real, and for everything they’ve been through, they’re in love now more than ever.

Although this is the third and final book in the Turning Point series, it’s not an ending. It’s a beginning.  Matt’s life is really now only just starting. Everything he’s witnessed, endured and suffered, has led him to this point.

Through the FC, the community gym Matt fought at and now works for, he meets a bunch of kids. Most are street kids, all of them not-so privileged, and he teaches them some self-defense and drug awareness. Through the local community college, Matt is trying to get these kids off the streets and into high school and college.

Rueben and Claude (Ruby and Claude) are two such kids. Street smart and very alone, Ruby is doing the best he can looking after his little sister. Claude is a little firecracker, who keeps Matt honest and on his toes.

But Matt soon finds it harder and harder to keep his work and home lives separate, and they soon bleed into one.

The usual supporting cast are all there; Matt’s ex-cop buddies, his new fight-club friends, and Sal and Yumi, of course.  They all play an integral part, as they are, essentially, the framework that makes Matt who he is. Matt has been moulded by the people in his lives, and although none of them are blood relatives, each and every one are his family.

Starting Point is over 94,000 words long, and will be available from April 25th from Totally Bound. The early download link is

https://www.totallybound.com/starting-point

 

 

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After going past the point of no return and finally reaching breaking point, the only thing Matthew Elliott can do now is start over.

Matthew Elliott is a recovering man. As an ex-cop and ex-fighter, his new job teaching kids at the local community gym about drug awareness and self-defence, is a little bit of both. His new focus on helping street kids is helping him heal, and with Kira by his side, he’s making strides.

Brother and sister, Rueben and Claudia, are homeless kids and they’re very much alone. As they strike a chord with Matt, he does everything in his power to help them.

But when Ruby and Claude need more help than he bargained for, it stops being about work, and starts being about home.

The day he met Kira, Matt’s life changed direction, and it’s only now he realises that everything he’s been through was a lead up to this. It was never about endings. His life, his purpose, was just beginning.

Early Download (Totally Bound site) – 25 April 2014
General Release (Amazon etc) – 23 May 2014

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What a birthday, indeed!

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Today is a busy day!

First I have the ongoing giveaway contest for an awesome stash of books.  Winners will be drawn on the 24th, so there are still 3 days to enter!  There are 18 books (2 paperbacks, 16 ebooks) in total to be won.

If you’re only just reading about this birthday contest now and you want to be in with a chance to win, the link is:

https://www.facebook.com/N.R.WalkerAuthor/app_228910107186452

Another awesome thing happening today is the re-release of THREE’S COMPANY.

The Totally Bound buy link for Three’s Company is 

https://www.totallybound.com/threes-company#about

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*sigh*

For me, it means the very last of my withdrawn-from-my-old-publisher-books are now available again.

Speaking of which, today also marks the day that Taxes and TARDIS (Another one of my re-releases) hits Amazon and ARe.   

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It’s been a long 15 months to get to this point. I know, it’s taken longer than I’d originally thought or hoped it would. I had to fight to get these books back, and it hasn’t been easy, but this day is finally here.  

So it’s a rather special day. 

Oh, and it’s my birthday too.   :D

Now if I could just convince the hubs to take the kids out tonight, leaving me to enjoy an hour or two of peace and quiet (with calorie-free pizza and non-hangover-inducing wine), it just might be the perfect day. 

Birthday giveaway!

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Whose birthday is it??

MINE !!

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(Okay, so technically my birthday is the 21st…)

But it’s only natural that I celebrate said birthday with some giveaways!  Check out these amazing prizes!!!

There are:

2 x paperback copies of Red Dirt Heart
5 x digital copies of Red Dirt Heart
3 x digital copies of Three’s Company (released March 21st)
3 x digital copies of Taxes and TARDIS
5 x Your choice of my catalogue (five lucky separate winners)

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WordPress is being a twat and won’t load the widget, so I’ve added the helicopter pic and linked the URL.  You can also visit my Facebook Author page and click on the widget link there :)

How do you enter??

USING THE RAFFLECOPTER (click on the helicopter picture),

Or click on this link –>  https://www.facebook.com/N.R.WalkerAuthor/app_228910107186452

Either like my Facebook Author page, or

Follow me on Twitter, or

Post a comment below, on this blog.   

You must click on the little rafflecopter button that will link you straight to whichever option you’d prefer :)   It really is that simple!

Even though my birthday is the 21st, this bundle of awesomeness starts TOMORROW and will run until the 24th March!

Red Dirt Heart, Book of the Month!

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Red Dirt Heart has been voted BOOK OF THE MONTH on Boy’s in our Books review blog!!!  You can check out the deets here:

http://boysinourbooks.com/2014/03/07/februarys-pimp-my-read-winner-is/

It’s very exciting for me, and awesome and humbling and exciting and awesome!

Seriously, this was me

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And when I think about the incredible people who read and reviewed and voted for these boys

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And in other exciting and awesome news…

I have contracted Blind Faith, Through These Eyes and Blindside to be translated into Italian and French!!  Carter and Isaac, Mark and Will are off to share the love in different languages 

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I will post more about release dates when I have them, but both are expected to release at approximately the same time, which I’m hoping will be in about six months :)

And, although it’s very very very early stages, there could also be a release of Red Dirt Heart as an Audiobook. One day. Maybe.   Will post more when I know more. 

In WIP news, writing of the sequel to Red Dirt Heart is slow going. Real life is a priority right now, so I really have no clue for any kind of release date.

In more news, Taxes and TARDIS will be out on Amazon on March 21st, and that is the same day you can get the re-released version of Three’s Company from Totally Bound.   I will post buy-links when I have them…

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And that’s all from me on the writing news front for a little while. :)  Thanks again to all my fabulous readers for giving me the warm and fuzzies.  Please have another dreamy, swoony Jeremy Renner gif  to brighten your day

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Desiree Holt guest post & a $10 giftcard giveaway!

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Stacy Halligan has spent her adult life focusing on her career, choosing men with far less care than she does her professional path. That’s probably the reason all of her relationships end in disaster. Now she’s senior editor of the magazine where she works and she was so sure this latest hunk would be the one. When he dumps her, just before Valentine’s Day,  who does she complain to, as always, but her next door neighbor and friend, backup quarterback Max Sullivan. She sees Max as her best friend. Comfortable. Easy to be with.

Max doesn’t mind hanging out with Stacy but in the three years they’ve lived next door to each other he’s hoped for a lot more. Now he sees his opening. When he offers to put on a blitz leading up to Valentine’s Day to make the guy jealous, he has an ulterior motive. He wants to show her he’s the one she should pick, because he wants Stacy for himself. His campaign includes, chocolate, flowers, little gifts and hopefully, really hot sex. Because he’d been dying forever to get her into his bed and keep her there.

Will this work? He only has until Valentine’s Day to find out.

 BUY LINKS:

http://www.amazon.com/Quarterback-Sneak-Red-Hot-Valentine-ebook/dp/B00HX7S4YC/ref=sr_1_3?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1390424194&sr=1-3&keywords=Quarterback+Sneak

 

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/quarterback-sneak-desiree-holt/1118112212?ean=2940148242819

 

EXCERPT:

“Knock knock.”

Kurt lounged in her doorway, jacketless, sleeves rolled up, a big grin on his face. Butterflies danced a jitterbug in her stomach as she remembered the last time they’d been naked together.

“Rumor has it you’re the new queen of chocolates.” He chuckled.

She saved her document and turned to face him. “And they are delicious.”

“I’m sorry I didn’t think of sending them myself.” His gaze raked over her as if his eyes were undressing her. “New outfit? I like it. Very sexy.”

Oh, my God. Men are so predictable. Max called it. How interesting what a flirty outfit and a mysterious admirer could do to a situation. If she’d shown up in her usual slacks and sweater, without the secret admirer, would he even have known she came to work?

“Thanks.” She gestured at the box. “Have some candy, why don’t you?”

“Won’t your ‘secret admirer’ object to you giving them to another guy?” He used his fingers to gesture air quotes.

“Why?” She deliberately plucked a chocolate from where it nestled in the box and popped it into her mouth. “Is there some reason he should be jealous?”

Kurt unkinked himself from the doorjamb and ambled over to her desk. “There might be. Who is this guy, anyway? How come no one has ever met him? And where was he when you and I were doing the horizontal tango?”

“He was there all the time, a deep voice boomed from behind him.

Kurt’s head whipped around.

Max appeared behind Kurt, a fake smile plastered on his face although a touch of anger flashed in his eyes. “Stacy and I had a little misunderstanding. No biggie. It’s all patched up now. Anyway, she won’t be doing the tango with anyone else anymore. Her dance card is filled.”

Deedee stood in the doorway, eyes wide, face flushed with excitement. “Sorry, Stacy. He said you were expecting him and just breezed on past me.”

“No problem. He’s right. Go on back to your desk.”

Deedee was a statue in the doorway, eying Max like he was a piece of candy in that box.

“Go on, Deedee,” Stacy repeated.

Kurt narrowed his eyes. “Wait, you’re Max Sullivan, right?”

Max put on his professional smile—the one he used when local news interviewed him after a triumph on the field.

“Yes. And you would be?”

“Kurt Macallister.” He reached out a hand. “I never miss a Warriors game. ESPN is still replaying that video of the Hail Mary pass you threw in the game against the Patriots.”

“Yeah, my fifteen minutes of fame,” he joked.

Stacy watched the two men in her tiny office space and smiled to herself. She could almost hear Kurt’s brain burning as he tried to figure out what she was doing with Max Sullivan. Max, on the other hand, behaved pleasant but aloof and looked as if he wished Kurt would get out of there already.

Winking at Stacy, he walked around the other man, lifted her from her chair, and pulled her in tight to his chest. Then, without further warning, he brought his lips down on hers in a kiss that curled her toes and sent moisture flooding her panties. His body was hard against hers. All of him was hard including his rock-hard penis imprinting itself on her flesh through her flirty little skirt.

If he gave a performance, it was a damn good one. So good her wits scattered like leaves in a breeze.

“Well.” Vaguely, Stacy heard someone clearing his throat. “Apparently this isn’t a good time to chat with you.”

She opened her eyes and glanced over Max’s shoulder. Kurt still stood in front of her desk, hands in his pockets, irritation and maybe jealousy lining his face.

Max lifted his mouth from hers. “Yeah, that’s right. Stacy’s leaving for lunch and won’t be back for a while.” He turned his face to Stacy, still holding her close to him. “You ready, sugar?”

Stacy’s mind spun. She barely heard whatever comeback Kurt made, too busy staring at Max through lust-clouded eyes. Lordy, the man was gorgeous. Clad in black slacks and a black V-neck sweater, with a smidgen of sexy chest hair peeking over the ribbing, his outfit practically matched his hair, and the blue in his eyes appeared deeper than ever. He topped it all with an elegant camel colored sport jacket and a smile that came straight from the devil himself.

“Get your purse, Stacy,” he told her. “Time to go.”

“Um,” was all she could manage.

Max took a step back, his sensuous mouth crooked up in a smile. Sensuous mouth? When had she put those two words and Max together?

“Stacy? You ready, sweetheart?” His warm voice wrapped itself around her like an erotic blanket.

“Uh, yes. Let me get my purse.”

Pulling her scrambled brains together, she managed to retrieve her bag from her desk drawer without dropping it.

“She may be late getting back,” he told a dumbfounded Deedee as they sailed into the hallway.

AUTHOR BIO:

Known the world over as The Oldest Living Erotica Author, Desiree Holt proves every day that she is more than the sum of her years and more than the grandmother who plays with Barbie and Ken dolls: She is The Hardest Working Erotica Author, producing one novel or more each month—and sending her readers and reviewers into rhapsodies about her five star storytelling.

How did she become so prolific? She counts innumerable rich experiences in her long life, including years in the music business representing every kind of artist from country singer to heavy metal rock bands. For several years she also ran her own public relations agency handling any client who interested her. Many did. Many became genuine characters whom she refashioned as heroes and heroines to live within the pages of her novels.

Her imagination does her proud. She is twice a finalist for an EPIC E-Book Award, a nominee for a Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award, winner of the first 5 Heart Sweetheart of the Year Award at The Romance Studio as well as twice a CAPA Award for best BDSM book of the year, winner of the Holt Medallion, multiple winner of the Whipped Cream Book of the Week Award and is published by five different houses. She has been featured on CBS Sunday Morning and in The Village Voice, The Daily Beast, USA Today and numerous other national publications.

“Desiree Holt is the most amazing erotica author of our time and each story is more fulfilling then the last.” (Romance Junkies)

 

LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW FOR CHANCE TO WIN A $10 GIFTCARD AT AMAZON , B&N or ARe!!!

Learn more about her and read her novels here:

www.desireeholt.com

www.desiremeonly.com

http://www.facebook.com/desireeholtauthor

Twitter @desireeholt

Pinterest: desiree02holt

Also on LinkedIn and Google+

 

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Jay Northcote Guest Blog!

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Jay Northcote is a friend of mine and I love having her here on my blog!  Today I’m asking her some personal questions, and asking about her AWESOME new release Not Just Friends. :)   Soooo, questions first…

Describe yourself in three words:

Impatient, temperamental, passionate

Your guiltiest pleasure:

I don’t tend to feel guilty about anything pleasurable *grin* but I guess maybe the days where I just give myself time off to just sit on the sofa and read instead of working on my own projects or business. That feels bad in a really good way.

What’s your earliest memory ?

I remember being in a cot, so I must have been really young—maybe not much over a year old. I think it was early in the morning and nobody else in the house was awake but it was light so it must have been summer. I was standing up against the rails of the cot and I had a rag doll in my hands. I was pulling out the white strands of her woollen hair and dropping them on the carpet. I just have a very clear visual memory of the white pieces of wool against a dark red carpet. I have no idea why that was significant for me but the memory stuck.

Favourite celebrity crush:

Oh that’s difficult to pick just one. I have a lot of celebrity crushes. But I guess maybe my current favourite is Colby Keller. I do love an intelligent man and Colby is so articulate and interesting in interviews and his blog posts, as well as being smoking hot… obviously. He also doesn’t seem to have a huge ego which is refreshing, and adds to his attractiveness.

Favourite thing about being British:

Marmite – I bloody love the stuff.

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Favourite curse word, and why:

Arse!

Because it’s beautifully British, and also not so rude that I feel bad about saying it in front of my kids.

The book you wish you’d written:

The Hunger Games. It was a great concept and I think she did a wonderful job with it, plus all the millions of sales would be a bonus of course *grin*. I didn’t enjoy the rest of the trilogy so much but the first book really was a great read.

Introduce us to the main characters of your newest release:

Not Just Friends is about two guys who meet when they leave home to go to university and end up living in the same student flat.

Lewis is fairly quiet and self-contained. He’s not super shy but is cautious in his dealings with others. At the start of the story Lewis still thinks he’s straight—he had a girlfriend all through sixth form at school and was happy to fit in and be what everyone expected him to be, so when his unexpected feelings for Max take him by surprise.

Max is very different to Lewis. He’s open about his sexuality and doesn’t take any shit from people. He’s also quite snarky and funny, but there is a vulnerability to him too although he hides it pretty well most of the time. I adored Max, he’s one of my favourite characters so far.

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Leaving home to go to university is an exciting phase in anyone’s life. One that’s full of new places, new friends, and new experiences. But Lewis is not prepared for the sudden and intense crush he develops on his out-and-proud flatmate, Max—given that Lewis had always assumed he was straight. Max starts dating another guy, and Lewis’s jealousy at seeing them together forces him to confront his growing attraction.

When Max’s relationship goes awry, Lewis is the one to comfort him and one thing leads to another. But after a night together, Lewis is devastated that Max wants to go back to being just friends. Lewis tries his best to move on and their friendship survives, but the feelings he has for Max don’t go away. He faces other challenges as he deals with coming out to his parents, and needs Max’s support more than ever. But Lewis isn’t the only one who’s conflicted. When Max finally admits he cares for Lewis too, Lewis must decide whether he dares risk his heart again on being more than just friends.

Not Just Friends is available at Dreamspinner Press

 

And at Amazon

Who is Jay Northcote: 

Jay lives just outside Bristol in the West of England, with her amazing, occasionally ridiculous husband, two noisy-but-awesome children, and two cats.

She comes from a family of writers, but she always used to believe that the gene for fiction writing had passed her by. She spent years only ever writing emails, articles, or website content. One day, she decided to try and write a short story–just to see if she could–and found it rather addictive. She hasn’t stopped writing since.

Links

Website: www.jaynorthcote.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jay_northcote

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jaynorthcotefiction

Jay’s books: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/index.php?cPath=55_953

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Book Blast! Red Dirt Heart on Pride Promotions!

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RED DIRT HEART BOOK BLAST

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So, me being me, (lazy with a terrible memory) contacted the awesome owner of Pride Promotions and said, “Hey, how much notice do you need for a book blast promo?”  He very graciously asked when the book was being released, and I ever so casually answered, “Oh, tomorrow.”

I’m sure he probably cursed me and replied with stabby-typing fingers, but he moved heaven and earth and made it happen. 

Monday 24th is a Book Blast on Pride Promotions for Red Dirt Heart.  There will be two eBook copies to give away!

The Pride Promotions link is:  http://pride-promotions.com/wordpress/book-tours/red-dirt-heart/

 

The awesome blogs helping me are:

Mrs. Condit & Friends
The Kimi-Chan Experience
Kimber Vale
Lee Ann’s Book Reviews
Prism Book Alliance
Amanda Stone Books
Parker Williams Author
Book Whores United
Sid Love
Fallen Angel Reviews

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