Please Welcome Visiting Author, Beverly Ovalle

Author Beverly Ovalle

Author Beverly Ovalle

 

Our visiting traveler today is Beverly Ovalle’s. In her newest release, Stealing Hope, she brings us the post apocalyptic world where:

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The apocalypse has come and gone.
Those who survived learned to adapt.
Dragons awaken to once again reign over the skies.

Upon eruption of a volcano, Ari awakens to a changed world, and a knowing that his dragon’s mate is near. He saves her twice—once as a dragon, and again as a man—and wins her confidence.

Hope is restless and unfulfilled until she meets Ari, the man of her fantasies. The sensual tension between them heightens with every touch. When their passion explodes, Hope gets pulled into the dragon’s mating ritual…and into a world of erotic sensation she never dreamed existed but now cannot live without. The dragon binds his mate to him with a ritual that shows Hope her true nature in this humorous erotic romance.

Stealing Hope is available now, and I can tell you it’s one hot read. Scroll down for more about buy links, prizes, the author and my review. (Oh and by the way, Stealing Hope will be on sale for $.99 from January 22- 27!)

STEALING HOPE BUY & TBR LINKS

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AUTHOR BIO

Beverly Ovalle dabbled with writing on and off for years when her best friend finally dared her to submit a story to a writing contest. Beverly decided she had nothing to lose and since she’d always wanted to be an author sent it in and agonized for months waiting to hear back. Contract in hand she has never looked back.

Beverly has been obsessed with dragons and romance since she was a young girl, collecting dragon books and reading everything she could find on them even down to the care of real life dragons. She’s always been slightly panicked that the world as we know it will end, so has prepped for it, haunting survivalist pages and prepper projects she felt she needed in the event SHTF.

An avid fan of all romance, Beverly’s goal is to share her love of the written word and write the hot and erotic romances that she enjoys. She writes what she loves to read and it was only a matter of time before her obsessions crept into her writing for her to share. She hopes you enjoy her tales as much as she loves writing them.

A Navy Veteran, Beverly has traveled around the world and the United States enabling her to bring her settings to life, meeting and marrying her husband of twenty five years along the way for her own romance. Reading romances since the fourth grade she’s followed as the genre changed and spread into the vast cornucopia of romance offered today.

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REVIEW

Stealing Hope

A Dragon's Fated Heart Series BannerFirst, I was given an ARC for review of Stealing Hope by Beverly Ovalle. Second, I do not believe the standard of excellence for erotica should be any different than for other genres. Which brings me to Stealing Hope. Stealing Hope is a quick read with plenty of action and sizzling sex, perfect for erotica, fantasy, and romance readers alike.

On a personal note, I was completely entranced by the characters and the world drawn by Beverly Ovalle. That is saying quite a bit because I rarely am able to suspend disbelief enough to buy into shape-shifting characters. Ms. Ovalle makes not only the shape-shifting believable but the culture of dragons as well, Her hero, Ari, heroine, Hope, and all their family members are not just believable characters, but people I would like to know and spend time with. Lucky for me this is a series and I’ll have ample opportunity to visit these fascinating people.

I want to thank My Family’s Heart for arranging participation in Ms. Ovalle’s release tour for Stealing Hope. Please check out the MFH website for other reviews and news.My Family's Heart Button

 

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Joe Hazard’s Big Day

Hazard Duty Cover ArtIs it silly for a grown man to be geeked about anything? I have to say I’m really excited about today’s release of Hazard Duty. Sharing that story is a huge risk for me and Ros. Pleae let us know how you liked it. (Honest, Ros is the one who’s really worried.) You can get just about any format you want and the best deal at Ms. Allyn’s publisher, Red Sage Publishing.

Read about Ros and Joe’s first date at http://rueallyn.com/2b21HDexcerpt.html, or just read the blurb given below.

Hazard Duty blurb

Joe Hazard filled all of Ros Duncan’s teenaged fantasies, but now she’s an adult with a mission, and no handsome sailor will get in her way. The first in her family to earn a college education, she escaped Birds Gap, the deadly dull, stifling town of her childhood and the scene of her most embarrassing memories. However as principal of Bird’s Gap High School she wants to see every child in town go to college not be forced to chose between working in the mines or risking life and limb in the military.

Please leave a comment and let Ms. Allyn know if the story intrigues you. Everyone who comments will have their e-mail address entered into a drawing for a free download of Hazard Duty. You may also enter by leaving a review of one of my other books at Amazon. Just check her Amazaon author page for book details http. She’ll be collecting entries throughout the entire Hazard Duty blog tour (June 24 – July 2—find the schedule of appearances at http://rueallyn.com/4News.html). The winner will be announced July 4th on this blog http://rueallynauthorblog.com/.

Who’s Your Wildfire Love ~ TRS Release Party

Cover art for One Moment's Pleasure ~ Wildfire Love # 1 Cover Art for The Widow's Revenge Off Limits, cover art Cover Art for Hazard Duty, Sexy Sailors # 2

The first of three posts at http://trsparties.com/2013/03/07/whos-your-wildfire-love/ is live. I want readers to choose which Wildfire Love they like best. Check it out and spread the word please. I’m celebrating all of my hunky heroes in three different posts throughout the day, so please keep checking back at http://trsparties.com/2013/03/07/whos-your-wildfire-love/. Comments at the release party are sincerely appreciated.

 

Friendship Friday~~Welcome Patti Shenberger

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My good friend and author Patti Shenberger joins us today for Friendship Friday.  Her answers to the ‘weird questions’ are very interesting so make sure you scroll through all of them.

1. Please tell us a little bit about yourself:  I’m married to a wonderful guy for over 30 years, have two great kids (on most days), and a great son-in-law an daughter-in-law.  My four legged kids are Sophie and Ace.  I love to travel, read, spend time with family and friends.  When I’m not writing, I’m reading.  I’m also the current President of the Greater Detroit RWA chapter.Patti Shenberger, Author, Novelist, Writer, Friend,<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
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2. Please tell us about your most recent release:  My most recent release will be this coming November 15th from eXtasy Romance.  Flavorful Seductions is book six in The Zodiac Club series. Kate Carlisle needs every ounce of courage she can muster if she has any hope of keeping her catering business Sinful Sweets afloat.  But when business mogul Adam Belfour is in desperate need of her culinary skills, it’s all Kate can do to keep her mind off his sexy physique and on whipping up decadent desserts in order to seal the deal.

3. What cd is in your cd-player right now?  Carrie Underwood Blown Away

4. How much do you use ketchup? (1 – not at all, 5 – on all foods)  That’s a ‘5’.  I love ketchup on pretty much everything.

5. Are you a “dogperson” or a “catperson”?  Definitely a dog person (she says looking at her sleeping little cockapoo-westie mix Sophie Bean.)  But we also have a cat who believe he’s a dog in the house.  Good old Ace.

6. What’s the size of your shoes?   8.5

7. What would you want to be written on your tombstone?  That I loved well and lived well.

8. Is your middle finger longer than your ring finger?  Nope, not even close

9. The person you would never want to meet?   Freddy Kruger!  I hate scary movies.

10. Do you like carrots?  Ha, this is a good one.  I love raw carrots, but loathe cooked ones.  How weird is that?

11. What’s your favorite word?  Poopy-squats.  I have no idea where it came from, but it’s my word of choice instead of saying a swear word when things don’t go right.

12. When you looked in the mirror first thing this morning, what was the first thing you thought?  Crap, I look like my mother (G).

13. The last song you listened to?  On The Pontoon by Little Big Town on Dancing With The Stars

14. What is your guilty pleasure Disney movie?  Eight Below or Snow Dogs.

15. You just got a free plane ticket to anywhere. You have to depart right now. Where are you gonna go?   I would go to Hawaii. It’s a place I’ve always wanted to visit.

16. An angel appears out of Heaven and offers you a lifetime supply of the alcoholic beverage of your choice. “Be brand-specific” it says. Man! What are you gonna say about that? Even if you don’t drink booze there’s something you can figure out… so what’s it gonna be?  That’s easy, being a non-drinker, I’m picking Pepsi

17. Your house is on fire! You have just enough time to run in there and grab ONE inanimate object. Don’t worry, your loved ones and pets have already made it out safely. So what’s the one thing you’re going to save from that blazing inferno?  I have an afghan that I made when I first learned how to crochet.  It’s pretty raggy, but I’ve had it for over 30 years, so that’s what I’m grabbing.

18. You can erase any horrible experience from your past. What will it be?  My gut instinct is to say my adventure with colon cancer.  But after thinking about it for a minute, there are so many things I learned during that time, that I don’t think I would erase what I went through.

So Nice Sunday~~Overheard at a Game Con or Getting Lucky in Tampico

UCON 2012, Game Con, Game, Convention, Conference, Overheard, Odd Comments, Romance, Novel, Author, Writer, Erotica, Rue Allyn   What was so nice about this Sunday?  I got to spend some of it at a local game con.  Some of you know that in addition to writing romances, I’m a bit of a gamer.  I enjoy the structure of games and the friendship.  Even strangers are ‘friends’ at a game con because (while you may be opponents in the game) the game itself and the discussions over the game bring you together.  Those discussions lead to some very interesting comments, especially when taken out of context.  Things like, my ‘bandersnatch trumps your snicker snee’ are commonplace at game cons.  However, odd names for gaming pieces or circumstances don’t always make sense in any other context.  My favorite comment exchanges are those that could possibly occur elsewhere and still make sense, although a sense very different from that originally intended.  One of the best ever was overheard this weekend at the most recent Con that I attended (see their terrific brochure cover at right).  One player said to another, “I’m going to have to get lucky in Tampico in order to win.”  The response, “I hear it’s easy to get lucky in Tampico.”  Oddly enough the first speaker got lucky enough in ‘Tampico’ to win that game.  Out of context, this is one of the most inspiring exchanges I’ve heard in a long time.  Readers often ask authors “Where do you get your ideas?”  My answer is “Everywhere, even a Game Con.”  Do you have an interesting out of context quote that you’d like to share?  Or maybe you’d like to tell me what you think about getting ‘lucky in Tampico.’  Please leave a comment; I’d love to read them.

Friendship Friday–Will last all week!

Romance, Erotica, and Suspense Author Shay Lacy

Shay Lacy

Color me excited.  One of my favorite people, author Shay Lacy is visiting with me all week in honor of friendship and the release of her thrilling romantic suspense novel, Hero Needed. I know you’ll love Shay as much as I do, so I’ve asked her to tell us a little bit about herself and her books.  Then she gives us some hilarious answers to a few ‘weird’ questions.  Please leave a comment and give her plenty of feedback.  Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful week with us.  Now, here’s Shay.

I live in northwest Ohio with my photographer/graphic designer husband. I love following the man of my dreams with a camera in hand and a pen and notebook in my backpack. Sensible secretary by day, romance author by night, when not lost in my imagination, or reading a good book, I’m likely researching my next book with a SWAT team ride-along or a visit to a DNA lab. I’m a multi-published author in erotic fantasy romance, futuristic romance and romantic suspense. Nearly anything can trip my imagination. Writing is something I’ve done on and off since I was a teenager, and it’s the only thing I’ve stuck to, other than my husband. One of the things I ask strangers, somewhere in the conversation, is “Do you want to write a book?”

Hero Needed, Romance, Romantic Suspense, book, novel, Shay Lacy, author, writer,My latest novel, Hero Needed, a romantic suspense, will be released by Crimson Romance on October 22nd.

Some heroes are born and some are forged by events. Marisa’s best friend Carolyn was killed by a train, but then Carolyn’s husband claims she committed suicide. Proving he’s wrong will be a heroic feat. EMT Nick Stark seems a natural for the job. Yet the truths Marisa and Nick uncover spark unexpected danger. Does the secret of Marisa’s parentage tie in with Carolyn’s death? And is Marisa prepared to face the truth in order to identify whoever now wants her dead? You can find pre-order links for Hero Needed at the end of this post.

 Rue insisted I answer some rather odd interview questions.  Because we’re friends, I’ve given those answers here.

1. How much do you use ketchup? (1 – not at all, 5 – on all foods). 3.5. I draw the line at eggs. Ketchup on eggs is icky. And not all potato products go well with ketchup.

2. What time do you normally go to bed on a working day? 10:45 pm

3. Explain relativity. Um, I wasn’t aware there would be a test. Lemme think. I know this one. Gimme a minute…

4. How often do you brush your teeth? Twice a day.

5. Do you like carrots? Love them! Cooked, though. I like all my veggies cooked. Well done. Limp.

6. If you were a tree, what tree would you be? White Birch or Sycamore. They look cool. The birches stand out.

7. When you looked in the mirror first thing this morning, what was the first thing you thought? My hair looks great! Do I really have to wash it? I wonder what the back looks like. Probably bed head back there.

8. What’s a word that rhymes with TEST? Messed. I’m a poet. I know all about making words rhyme.

9. What is your guilty pleasure Disney movie? Can I have more than one? Mulan, Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast. I had a reason to watch them when my daughter was growing up. Now I have to sneak to watch them.

10. For the girls: have you ever worn a jockstrap. Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!!

11. Your house is on fire! You have just enough time to run in there and grab ONE inanimate object. Don’t worry, your loved ones and pets have already made it out safely. So what’s the one thing you’re going to save from that blazing inferno? I’m going to stay and fight the fire! I write by hand on paper. I have a file cabinet full of unfinished hand-written stories that aren’t typed. People have told me to scan them. It would take months to scan all of them.

12. An angel appears out of Heaven and offers you a lifetime supply of the alcoholic beverage of your choice. “Be brand-specific” it says. Man! What are you gonna say about that? Even if you don’t drink booze there’s something you can figure out… so what’s it gonna be? Ice wine from northern Michigan. I can’t recall the winery, but OMG! Gimme the expensive stuff.

13. What is your current desktop picture? Sunrise over the Maumee River, Maumee, OH. I took it myself last Saturday morning. I’m an amateur photographer.

14. You can flip a switch that will wipe any band or musical artist off the earth? Any rap band that glorifies violence against women and other people.

15. What is one unique thing are you afraid of? Pool filters.

 Thanks for visiting.  We’re looking forward to your comments.

 You can preorder Shay Lacy’s Hero Needed at  Amazon or iTunes now!