21 April 2017

L.D. Blakeley's NEW RELEASE!

Best Worst Ever By L.D. Blakeley
Erotic Romance, MM, Friends-to-Lovers
Available: April 13, 2017
Published: LDB Books

Carey English spends his days planning extravagant parties and lavish weddings and generally making people’s lives brighter. He spends his nights wishing for a man he doesn’t have to share and who won’t try to drag him back into the closet. It doesn’t help that the man he wants most doesn’t need a closet to begin with — his straight best friend, Sky.

Skyler Wood has been dumped — again — just days before the holiday season, leaving him with an ex-fiancée, a nonrefundable New Year’s Eve getaway rental, and nothing to ring in the New Year but a broken heart. For Carey, rushing off to offer Sky a shoulder will either be the best decision he’s ever made—or it will lead to the worst heartbreak he’s ever experienced.

This is an edited & revised version of a previously published story. It has been expanded by approximately 1,400 words.

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If there was one thing he knew about Sky, it was that he was as frugal as the day was long. And, judging by the other places he’d passed along the way, he was guessing the impressive exterior of this place matched a rather swanky, if not romantic, interior. Of course, idiot. Sky had rented the place thinking he’d be with his fiancée. Not his best friend.

He parked next to his friend’s SUV and stubbornly grabbed more than he could carry at once. Why make two trips when you can do it in one? Necessity might be the mother of invention, but laziness was definitely its big, bad daddy. Laden down with a suitcase and far too many bags of food and liquor, Carey used the toe of his boot to gently knock at the front door. “Sky? You in there? My hands are full, man, come open the door.” When there was no response, he tried again with the tip of his boot. “Mr. Darcy, are—”

His sentence was cut short as the door flew open. “Jesus! Hold your horses, Logan. I couldn’t hear you with the water running. I was just in the…”

Shower. He’d been in the shower. Carey knew this, not because he suddenly had the ability to read minds. Oh, no. He knew this because there, in front of him, stood all six foot four inches of Darcy Skyler Wood… dripping wet with nothing but a towel slung low around his hips. Shit.

Don’t stare. Don’t stare at that solitary drop of water as it slowly slides its way between the hard, flat planes of those perfect pecs. And for the love of all that’s holy, do not stare at anything even remotely near the edge of that towel! But Carey never was any good at taking orders.

Joyfully Jay (“… hot enough to melt the snow…fun, witty banter…”)
 Hearts on Fire Reviews (“…sexy and lovely.”)
MM Good Book Reviews (“a great friend to lovers story… a very sweet ending.”)
 My Fiction Nook (“…humorous, and snarky banter…”)
 Prism Book Alliance (“… warm and sensual chemistry together that is just yummy.”)
 Rainbow Book Reviews (“…excellent fantasy fodder… sassy!”)

L.D. Blakeley is a pragmatist with a romantic soul & a dirty mind. She loves horror movies, hot sex, and happily ever afters. She’s easily distracted by shiny things, and is a slightly neurotic, highly ambitious dreamer who enjoys dabbling in photography & pretending she can carry a tune.

In another life, L.D. was a newspaper reporter, an entertainment & music writer, travel writer, website content editor, and a marketing shill. Now she prefers to spend her time writing hot, steamy fiction (with a healthy dose of romance) about intriguing, sexy men.  Although she dreams of living some place isolated with an endless supply of wine and an infinite number of titles on her eReader, she currently lives in downtown Toronto with her husband and their rock star cat.

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14 April 2017

Michelle Graham Visits Today!

Hello Michelle!  Thank you so much for visiting Written Butterfly with me today!  It’s such a pleasure to chat with you.  So tell me…

Q) Is this book part of a series?  If so, can you tell us about it?

This book is part of my Losing It series from Evernight Publishing. The premise is an online hook-up site which pairs virgins with experienced partners. In the first book (Losing It In Vegas) this is exactly how the plot played out. But since virginity is only a social construct anyway, and to keep it from getting old, I tried to come up with different scenarios. Losing It All Over Again is the story of a woman whose only lover had been her less-than-satisfactory ex-husband, so she’s trying to create the experience she wished she’d had the first time. Losing It In the Closet is about a young man who’s fighting his attraction to men and figures a one-time experience with another man will get it out of his system.

Q) What gave you the inspiration for your book?

As I mentioned, I wanted to come up with unique scenarios for the series and imagined lesbians who were curious about having sex with a man. They’d never had penis-in-vagina sex so they were still technically virgins. I decided that motivation wasn’t strong enough though, and figured if they were trying to have a baby it would give them more incentive to find a man to help.

Q) Do you plan all your characters out before you start a story or do they develop as you write?

I usually start with a premise or scenario that might bring my main characters together. Then I spend a lot of time daydreaming about why the characters would be there in the first place, what kind of person are they are, who their family was, how they would react to different things. They’re fairly well-developed in my head before I really start writing. Of course, as I write and the characters interact with each other, sometimes I find that things go in a whole different direction.

Q) How much real life do you put into or influences your books?

Well, the Losing It series sort of came to me when I thought about my own first time. I was 18 and in a situation with a guy friend. I could have stopped things, but I was 18 and tired of being a virgin (the same attitude as Rowan in Losing It in Vegas). It definitely wasn’t a spectacular experience (which may have had something to do with being in a Chevette at the time) and I couldn’t help wishing I’d had a better first time, with someone who knew what they were doing. So I draw on bits and pieces from my life to add depth to my stories.

Q) What are your upcoming projects?

I have a story in the upcoming Owned By the Alpha anthology (which you’re also in! So excited to share antho space with you again). It’s called Running Home and it’s about a female werewolf who runs away from an abusive relationship with an Alpha only to be found by another Alpha, her fated mate, who has to convince her that they’re meant to be together. This story is a prequel, or origin story for a new series I’m working on – Demon Dogs MC – about a werewolf motorcycle club. 

Alexa and Vivian Parker have been together since high school. Neither one had ever been with a man, nor did they feel the need. Until they want a baby and can only get one the old-fashioned way. So they turn to hook-up site, Losing It, to find a sperm donor.

Carter Michaels didn’t anticipate having two virgins to please, but he’s more than up for the task, and he’ll help them as often as needed.

None of them planned on it being more than a one-shot deal.

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On sale for a limited time: Losing It In Vegas

Many people remember losing their virginity as an awkward experience filled with pain and followed quickly by regret. Online hook-up site Losing It, hopes to change that. For those who’ve made it to adulthood with their virtue intact, Losing It matches virgins with experienced lovers who will make their first time unforgettable, with no embarrassing emotional entanglements.

Losing It In Vegas is the story of twenty-one year old Rowan Cassidy who is sick of being a virgin. With no romantic prospects in sight, she turns to Losing It to find her a man willing to do the deed and leave it at that. Bruce McGovern is between lovers and is stuck in a dry spell so he takes a chance with Losing It.

He and Rowan meet up in Las Vegas and somewhere in the midst of all the hot sex, feelings emerge that neither of them expected.