Thursday, October 30, 2014

Gypsy Hunted







Today's post is a Virtual Book Blast Tour for Gypsy Hunted, a Paranormal (Psychic) Thriller by Andrea Drew available now.As a Book Blast, there is no guest post or interview, but there is a blurb, excerpt and brief author bio. I will also post links to the other participating blogs to give you more chances to enter to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card, chosen via Rafflecopter.


Andrea Drew has been a commercial copy writer and resume writer for over a decade.

She's written for celebrity stylists, assisted business coaches and start-ups, written grants for not for profits, delivered marketing presentations to business owners, and attends Australian writing conventions.

Her self-published book "Pro Resumes Made Easy" has been downloaded over 40,000 times.

Andrea has one husband (more than enough), three kids, a pet rock (her daughters not hers), and a house in the suburbs, where she's hard at work on the second novel in the Gypsy series.

Email her at andrea@andrea-drew.com.

Gypsy Hunted is her first fiction novel (her first suspense thriller set in her home town of Melbourne Australia) is available on Amazon.

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Blurb for Gypsy Hunted

Reluctant psychic Gypsy Shields—she prefers the term "intuition consultant"—finds herself in trouble when, on her way home from a blind date, she interrupts a kidnapping in progress. She attempts to intervene, and her heroics are repaid with a collision between the attacker's van and a brick wall. She awakens in the hospital, paralyzed on her left side and unable to speak. This also means she's unable to share her vital information as a witness. Fortunately, she is able to use her telepathic connection with her niece to throw a line out to a police detective she knows: Connor Reardon, her blind date.

Connor will do anything to protect Gypsy, and he listens to her claims of psychic power willingly, as he's concealing certain powers of his own. Nor are they all he's concealing. Gypsy senses a part of her new ally's mind is closed to her—what she cannot know is that Connor suspects the kidnapper is someone close to him, and the kidnapping victim holds secrets that will tear through Connor's department, putting careers and lives at risk. Including Gypsy, still in hospital and vulnerable as the attacker turns his sights on her once again.

Can she use her powers to track down the perpetrator and prevent her own murder?

Excerpt from Gypsy Hunted

My eyes went down at the registration plate. I reached into my handbag for my mobile phone, realizing I should have done this earlier and made a damn call to the cops.

He’d got her into the van but she wasn’t going without a fight.

The woman had started banging with her feet kicking the shit out of the van walls. I could almost see the outline of her foot bashing the thin metal veneer.  With the key in the ignition he’d turned up the radio to full blast, drowning out the noise of her screams and kicking.

He revved the crap out of the van, the engine growling so loud I felt it through my toes. But I stood my ground, even with nails biting into my palms, pulse speeding, and heartbeat pounding.  I’d get his details through to the police if it was the last thing I did.

I looked up to face him and the van launched at me. I dialed the emergency services number holding the phone to my ear with fingers so rigid they hurt. The van came at me and in a split second I was hit, my body bouncing off the van.  My head taking the brunt of the blow as I struck the brick wall, landing on the ground like a rag doll unloved and discarded.  Strangely, nothing hurt, at least at this moment. I was sure that it should. 

Colors flashed: green, hot pink, and yellow.  Tires squealed, and I thought I heard frantic footsteps approaching. 



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1: BookSkater
2: My Odd Little World
3: Jen's Reading Obsession - review
4: In Shadows
5: The Avid Book Collector
6: Harlie's Books
7: Celticlady's Reviews
8: 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, and Sissy, Too!
9: Room With Books
10: Archaeolibrarian - I dig good books!
11: Books Are Love



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Friday, October 10, 2014

Morningstar





Today's post is a Virtual Excerpt Tour for Morningstar - Cy'ren Rising, Book 2 by Robyn Bachar, an Erotic Sci-Fi Romance available now from Samhain Publishing. As an excerpt tour, there is no interview or guest blog, but I will post an author bio, a blurb and an excerpt for you. I will also post the participating blogs for the tour. Robyn will be awarding a $25 Amazon gift card to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

****For a limited time, Book 1 of the series, Nightfall, is available free at select online e-book stores, and I will provide those links as well.****






Robyn Bachar enjoys writing stories with soul mates, swords, spaceships, vampires, and gratuitous violence against the kitchen sink. Her paranormal romance Bad Witch series, historical paranormal romance series Bad Witch: The Emily Chronicles, and spicy space opera romance trilogy Cy’ren Rising are available from Samhain Publishing. Her books have finaled in PRISM Contest for Published Authors, the Passionate Plume Contest, and twice in the EPIC eBook Awards.

As a gamer, Robyn has spent many hours rolling dice, playing rock-paper-scissors, and slaying creatures in mmorpgs.

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Amazon  https://www.amazon.com/author/robynbachar

Morningstar is available at:
Amazon, http://amzn.to/WkWljg

Barnes and Noble  http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/morningstar-robyn-bachar/1119392931?ean=9781619222991

iTunes  https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/morningstar/id872450301?mt=11

Kobo  http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/morningstar-6

Blurb for Morningstar

Desire is an addiction that could destroy them all.

The second son.

Lieutenant Commander Jace Harrow is the second son of House Morningstar—the spare, not the heir. Armored with an arrogant mask, Jace keeps the world at arm’s length to protect those around him from becoming targets for his bloodthirsty brother.

The broken sword.

Lieutenant Bryn Viera was a shadow sword and a decorated officer, dedicated to protecting her people. But for the past five years she has lived as a slave and has the scars to prove it. Bryn vowed to escape or die trying—until she met Sabine.

The slave.

Born into slavery, Sabine never expected to fall in love. Her feelings for Bryn sparked her desire for a new life, but now Sabine is in phase, consumed by the need to mate with a male. Her dream of freedom with Bryn is on the brink of destruction, for to deny the phase means death.

Thrown together by the unforgiving demands of the phase, they must unite to save Cyprena’s people from a deadly new bioweapon—or be destroyed by the scars of their pasts.

Warning: Contains an arrogant officer with a weakness for having his hair pulled, an insatiable empath, and a badass warrior woman who form a male-female-female threesome sizzling enough to melt your shields.

Excerpt from Morningstar

“This is the main utility building. We’ll have to manually override the lock.”

Ramsay stepped forward. “I’m on it.”

The tech pulled the access panel off in search of the override mechanism.

“Keep your eyes open. The Eppes might have left surprises for us,” Jace warned. Slavers often left dangerous devices behind in their abandoned bases to discourage other groups from moving in. The team chorused acknowledgments as Ramsay pulled a lever and the door lurched open. Soth entered first, switching on the searchlights mounted on his helmet and rifle to aid visibility.

“The generator control room is on sub-level two,” Ramsay said.

A sigh hissed across the comm. “We’re going to have to manually open every door on the way there, aren’t we?” Soth asked.

“Yes sir,” Ramsay replied.

Jace bit back his own sigh. “Better get moving then.”

The eerie silence frayed his nerves, and his anxiety increased with each door the group stopped at. Where were the colonists? Why had the Eppes evacuated the personnel but left everything else behind? A few cannon blasts from orbit would have leveled a colony this small.

A sudden rifle blast startled him—Bryn had fired, and her target dropped at the end of the hallway they had just traversed.

“Hold your fire,” Soth ordered. The shadow sword approached the target, a human male dressed in plain coveralls. “He’s unarmed. Civilian.”

Jace’s jaw clenched. This was Bryn’s first field mission since her return to duty, and she’d fired on a non-combatant. Clearly he’d been wrong to trust that she could handle it.

Participating Blogs

September 22: Carly's Book Reviews
September 23: Danita Minnis
September 23: Books to Light Your Fire
September 24: RhiReading
September 25: Musings of a Writer
September 26: Wickedly Wanton Tales
September 26: Sharing Links and Wisdom
September 29: Happily Ever After
September 30: Words of Wisdom from The Scarf Princess
September 30: Ye Olde Inkwell
October 1: Dena Garson - Real... Hot... Romance
October 2: A Book Addict's Delight
October 3: Mia Downing
October 6: Booklover Sue
October 7: SBM Book Obsession
October 8: Behind Closed Doors
October 9: Long and Short Reviews
October 10: My Odd Little World



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Friday, October 3, 2014

Say Nothing of What You See






Today's post is a Virtual Blurb Blitz Tour for Say Nothing of What You See, a Paranormal book by Christy Effinger, available from The Wild Rose Press. As a Blurb Blitz, there will not be a guest post, interview or review, but there is a blurb, excerpt, and brief author bio with links. I will also post the other participating blogs, visit them to increase your chances of winning as Christy will be awarding a $25 Amazon Gift Card to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.


Christy Effinger’s poetry, fiction, and essays have appeared in various print and online publications. She lives near Indianapolis. Her website is www.christyeffinger.com.






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http://www.wildrosepublishing.com/maincatalog_v151/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=242_177_139&products_id=5772
  
Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Say-Nothing-What-You-See-ebook/dp/B00MW5HTZ0/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&sr=1-1&qid=1409


BN.com

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/say-nothing-of-what-you-see-christy-effinger/1120219553?ean=2940150511323


Blurb for Say Nothing of What You See

When her aunt steps off a grain elevator into the emptiness of a prairie evening, Mira Piper loses her one protector. Chloe, her flighty mother, impulsively drags her daughter to Bramblewood, an isolated spiritualist retreat in northern Michigan, run by the enigmatic Dr. Virgil Simon.

Chloe plans to train as a medium but it's Mira who discovers she can communicate with the dead. When her mother abandons her, Mira discovers a darker aspect to Bramblewood: the seemingly kind doctor has a sinister side and a strange control over his students.

Then one winter's day Troy Farrington arrives, to fulfill his mother's dying wish and deliver her letter to the doctor. But calamity strikes and he finds himself a captive, tended by a sympathetic Mira. Haunted by her dead aunt and desperate to escape Bramblewood, Mira makes a devil's deal with Dr. Simon. But fulfillment comes with a steep cost...betrayal.

Excerpt from Say Nothing of What You See

I remember the way she fell.

I remember, too, the moment just before it happened, when I came home from my summer job at the snow cone stand and found the house empty.

Aunt Charlotte had not set foot outside her bedroom for days, and now suddenly she was gone. She left a candle burning on the kitchen table, a damp towel on the bathroom floor, an empty shot glass on the nightstand. Her bedroom smelled of rose lotion and whiskey.

One of her straw sandals lay in the living room. The other lay on its side in the hall, as if she had hastily kicked it off on her way out the door. It meant trouble, all right, if Aunt Charlotte was barefoot. She never did anything sane when she was barefoot.

I picked up the sandals and stepped outside. A fat bumblebee ascended from one of the peonies by the porch steps, drunk with nectar. He banged stupidly against the screen door once, twice, and then careened around the house, clearly annoyed.

My gaze swept across our small yard and down the country road to the grain elevator. From somewhere far away came the discordant wail of a train. I glanced along the tracks and out into the cornfield before turning back to the grain elevator. What I saw there made me drop the sandals.

Participating Blogs

September 29: Coffee Books and Art
September 29: 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, and Sissy, Too!
September 30: Room With Books
October 1: The Indubitable Tattler
October 2: fuonlyknew ~ Laura's Ramblins and Reviews
October 3: My Odd Little World
October 6: Christine Young author
October 7: Theresa Stillwagon
October 8: Danita Minnis
October 9: Ashley's Paranormal Book Blog
October 10: Book 'Em North Carolina
October 10: Unabridged Andra's
October 13: Books and Other Spells
October 14: Books N Pearls
October 15: SBM Book Obsession
October 16: Booklover Sue - review
October 17: Andi's Book Reviews
October 20: Bunny's Review
October 20: Undercover Book Reviews
October 21: BookSkater
October 22: Ari Reads
October 23: Queen of All She Reads
October 24: Writer Wonderland - review 


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Friday, September 19, 2014

Shattered Bonds










Today's post is a  Book Blast Tour for Shattered Bonds, Book 7 in the Wicked Play series by Lynda Aicher, an Erotic Romance available from Carina Press.  As a Book Blast, there is no guest post or interview, but I will have the blurb, an excerpt and an author bio. I will also have links to the participating blogs, for more chances to read about this one, and to increase your chances at winning the prize Lynda will be awarding: a $20 Gift Card to ebook retailer of choice (Amazon, B&N, Allromance ebooks) to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.


Lynda Aicher has always loved to read. It’s a simple fact that has been true since she discovered the words of Judy Blume at the age of ten. After years of weekly travel as a consultant implementing computer software into global companies, she ended her nomadic lifestyle to raise her two children. Now, her imagination is her only limitation on where she can go and her writing lets her escape from the daily duties of being a mom, wife, chauffer, scheduler, cook, teacher, volunteer, cleaner and mediator. If writing wasn’t a priority, it wouldn’t get done.

To learn more about Lynda, you can find her at:

Website:  http://lyndaaicher.com

Facebook:  http://facebook.com/lyndaaicherauthor

Twitter:  http://twitter.com/lyndaaicher


Goodreads:  https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5339510.Lynda_Aicher

Blurb for Shattered Bonds

Shattered Bonds, Book Seven of Wicked Play

Will the doors of The Den close forever?

When the lives and friendships of The Den owners are thrown into chaos, Noah Bakker steps in to deal with the fallout. He hasn't had a sub or participated in a Scene since tragedy changed his life four years ago. But as an investor in the exclusive BDSM club, he can't walk away from the lifestyle completely. As he works to keep the club running, he finds himself drawn to Liv Delcour, the seemingly naïve sister of one of the other owners.

Liv didn't know about the naughty things her friends were up to behind closed doors, but when their secrets become headline news, she's more curious than shocked. As she works with Noah to keep the media at bay, she finds that his dominant strength is more than a little arousing. Soon they're exploring their mutual desires in the most wicked ways.

Liv isn't sure if she can completely submit to Noah the way she thinks he wants her to—and Noah isn't sure he can withstand the pain of falling in love…

New to the Den? Start at the beginning with Bonds of Trust.

Excerpt from Shattered Bonds

“Thank you for driving me tonight,” Liv Delcour said, stealing a glance at Noah as he backed the car out and followed the SUV into the street.

“Not a problem.” He kept his eyes on the road, one hand on the wheel, the other notched on the armrest.

She inhaled, catching a hint of his rich cologne. It smelled as expensive as the suits he wore and the car he drove. He might be out of her league, but she had to give her sister props for the gorgeous company she kept. Liv found the dark control of this man more appealing than the arrogance that came with most of the athletes Vanessa represented.

The streetlights flickered over his face to highlight his strong profile. He had an elegant nose tempered by a square jaw and a high forehead beneath hair that had just enough curl to defy the styled cut. Would the soft curls wrap around my fingers if I touched them?

Right. She closed her eyes and released a slow breath. That train of thought would get her nowhere.

The light was changing to green when she looked up, trying to think of something to talk about besides the youth center. They’d exhausted that topic on the drive to the ice arena. What else did she know about the man?

“So what kind of law do you practice?” she asked.

“Corporate and small business. Contracts mostly.”

That might have been the longest sentence he’d said to her. “What does that— Oh my God!” she exclaimed as a dark green pickup blasted into the intersection. The truck smashed into the side of the SUV to the tune of a metal-bending crash that rocked the interior of Noah’s car.

Noah slammed on the brakes. Her hands flew up to brace herself as she jerked forward only to be jolted back by the seat belt. Despite that, her focus remained on the scene unfolding before her. It was like watching a slow-motion camera on hyper-speed.

The collision propelled the SUV sideways through the intersection with a continued peal of tires and smoke that seemed to accelerate instead of slow. Horns blared, other vehicles swerved to avoid them, car parts exploded into the air and there was nothing she could do.


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Friday, September 12, 2014

Heavenly Desire






Today's post is a Virtual Blurb Blitz stop on the tour for Heavenly Desire, a Paranormal Romance by J. L. Sheppard, available from The Wild Rose Press. As a Blurb Blitz, there is no guest post or interview, but I will have a blurb, an excerpt and an author bio to entertain you. I will also post links to the other participating blogs, so you can have more chances at the $10 Amazon Gift Card to be awarded to one randomly drawn winner and a bookmark to 20 additional winners via rafflecopter during the tour. 


J.L. Sheppard was born and raised in Miami, Florida where she still lives with her husband.
As a child, her greatest aspiration was to become a writer. She read often, kept a journal and wrote countless poems. She attended Florida International University and graduated in 2008 with a Bachelors in Communications. During her senior year, she interned at NBC Miami, WTVJ. Following the internship, she was hired and worked in the News Department for three years.

It wasn’t until 2011 that she set her heart and mind into writing her first completed novel, Demon King’s Desire, which was published in January of 2013.

Besides reading and writing, she enjoys traveling and spending quality time with family and friends.

Previous Releases:
Demon King’s Desire, Elemental Sisters I: January 2013
Burdened by Desire, Elemental Sisters II: January 2014

Contact:
www.JLSheppard.com
www.facebook.com/JLSheppardAuthor
https://twitter.com/JL_Sheppard
http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6894176.J_L_Sheppard

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Blurb for Heavenly Desire

Will he sacrifice his wings for a woman he loves but can never keep?

Jade Ashley has a past she’d like to forget and a destiny she isn’t aware of. A stranger, Clyde, saves her from an attack and demonstrates extraordinary abilities she believed only she possessed. She soon realizes he’s her guardian angel sent to reunite her with her long lost sisters, who like her are part of a new breed of immortals, Elementals, prophesied to determine the outcome of the upcoming war.

Clyde, an angel, battles the one thing he believes will lead to his fall from heaven—his new found emotions, forbidden among his kind. Nonetheless, the Angel Lords promise to promote him to warrior when he completes his last assignment—to find Jade. When he does, emotions he never knew possible arise. For the first time in two thousand years, he curses his existence, knowing she can never be his. Will he sacrifice his wings for a woman he loves but can't keep?


Excerpt from Heavenly Desire

He bent toward her, wrapped one arm around her waist, the other around her back, then buried his face in the crook of her neck and inhaled.

Relishing the feel of her body melded against his, he forgot the worries consuming him. She soothed his ache with a mere touch, with a mere embrace.

Exactly what he’d wanted, exactly what he needed.

She then pressed her full lips against his cheek, kissing him lightly.

An innocent kiss. There was no passion behind it, but an unconscious consuming need, one he’d never felt, swelled inside him—desire. It was exciting, overwhelming and terrifying, blocking logic and reason.

All he wanted now was a single kiss. All he could think about was how her soft lips would feel pressed against his.

Marvelous, he concluded.

It was absurd to want what he did and feel what he felt, for he was an angel. Carnal desires even as insignificant as kisses were for others, for all others except his breed, and yet he felt it so deeply it seared him.

The desire that gripped him didn’t release him even after she unhooked her arms from around his neck, and the warmth of her body melted away.

There he stood, immobile, battling the desire she’d sparked. He didn’t want to leave yet knew he had to before he’d acted out his longing.

He willed his body to move. Finally, he placed one foot behind the other, stepped back and strode away praying the yearning he had no right to feel for a woman who would never be his would soon subside.

Participating Blogs

September 8: The Crafty Cauldron
September 8: Danita Minnis
September 9: Romance Novel Giveaways
September 10: Lisa Haselton's Reviews and Interviews
September 11: SBM Book Obsession
September 12: My Odd Little World
September 12: It's Raining Books
September 15: Long and Short Reviews
September 16: Susana's Morning Room
September 17: Christine Young author
September 18: BookSkater
September 19: Booklover Sue



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Monday, September 8, 2014

The Blue Effect Release Day Blast







Today's post is a Release Day Book Blast for The Blue Effect, a Renegade Heroes Novel by Rose Shababy, an Adult Urban Sci-fi/Fantasy available today, September 8, 2014. As a Book Blast, there is no guest post or interview, but I do have an author bio, blurb and excerpt for your enjoyment. Rose will be awarding a $25 Amazon gift card to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during this tour as well the Virtual Book Tour. I will also provide links to the other blogs on the Book Blast, to help you increase your chances of winning.


Rose Shababy and her family reside in eastern Washington State. Rose grew up in the Northwest but swears she’s going to move to warmer climates someday. She’s claimed this for over 20 years, however, and has yet to move more than 75 miles away from her mother.

Rose has a deep love of all things Star Trek and yearns to travel the heavens, as well as an intense desire to be bitten by a radioactive spider. Unfortunately she sucks at science and math so she hasn’t been able bring her dreams to life, instead living vicariously through books, comics, television and film. She hopes to someday make a million dollars so she can afford to buy her way to the international space station, but she’d settle for being able to fly around the world and leap tall buildings in a single bound.

Rose also loves to cook and worked for years in a gourmet Italian grocery and deli where she learned to hone her skills. She prepares culinary masterpieces for her family, but fervently wishes the dishes would wash themselves. Especially now that her dishwashers/children are nearly grown and only one still lives at home.

Rose likes to use her free time wisely. For instance, she likes to daydream, will often read for hours until she falls asleep on the couch with an electric blanket and a warm tabby cat curled up on her hip, as well as spending cozy weekend days watching Syfy movies like Sharknado and Mega Piranha with her husband.

If Rose were a cartoon animal, she’d prefer to be a wise old owl or a sleek and sexy jaguar, but in reality she’d probably be a myopic mole with coke-bottle glasses.
  
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Blurb for The Blue Effect

Blue Brennan is jaded and bitter despite her pinup girl looks and quick wit. Night after night, she scours the Seattle club scene looking for someone or something to fill the emptiness inside.

When she meets the mysterious Kasey, her world stops… literally. He claims she has the ability to control time and stuns her even further when he reveals his own gifts.

Blue is inexplicably drawn to Kasey and reluctantly enters his world filled with a new breed of humanity. They’re misfits like her, blessed or cursed with powerful abilities, struggling to hide their differences from the rest of society.

Then the group discovers a nameless, faceless sociopath with nightmarish powers; and he’s coming for Blue. She’s left reeling when they discover her gifts are the key to defeating his terrible evil and saving them all.


Now she must race against the clock to harness her own powers and save her new friends. Can she be more than a renegade? Can she be a hero too?

Excerpt from The Blue Effect

He held out his free hand and I reached for it without thinking. Taking the hand of this stranger seemed like the most natural thing in the world.

Our fingers touched and my skin came alive. I felt a surge of electricity as some sort of energy shot from his hand into mine, running through my whole body and back to his like an endless circuit. I couldn’t stifle the gasp that broke through my lips. I stared at him, my vision narrowing until his face and eyes and smile were the only things I could see.

The energy between us exploded outward like a wave into the crowd, through the people and everything around me stopped. The music ended like a switch had been flipped, the people froze mid-step and even the air around me seemed to stop moving.

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

50 Shades of Fur by Missy Barkalot, as told to Belinda Stevens








After a much needed, and appreciated, break, I'm back with a Book Blast for a book whose tittle really caught my attention. Today's Blast is for 50 Shades of Fur by Missy Barkalot as told to Belinda Stevens. As a book blast, there is no guest post or interview, but I will post an excerpt for your enjoyment. The author will be awarding a signed copy of Belinda's book, 50 Shades of Fur by Missy Barkalot, as told to Belinda Stevens to a randomly drawn winner via the rafflecopter during the tour. 



Belinda J. Stevens was born in Yazoo City, Mississippi, the gateway to the Mississippi Delta, in 1948. She grew up in the turbulent sixties, and has a true appreciation for the difficulties experienced Katherine in her first novel, "Just Out of Reach.” A radical departure from her first novel, her lastest effort is a fun parody, “50 Shades of Fur by Missy Barkalot, as told to Belinda Stevens.”

An attorney by profession, Belinda tells the story of young love and dark secrets in the world of the Doggie Bath. Canines, cats and even a skunk with a prestigious lineage converge for a bawdy “tale” that will keep you laughing.

Belinda is a graduate of Belhaven University and earned a Masters in Social Science and a Law Degree from Mississippi College. From 1987-1997 she served as Special Assistant to Mississippi Attorney General Mike Moore. She resides in Brandon, Mississippi with her dog Humprey B., and practices law in Yazoo City where she is a Public Defender.

Learn more about Belinda at www.belindastevens.com, or follow her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/belindastevensauthor.

You can order her book at http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=50%20Shades%20of%20Fur%2C%20Belinda%20Stevens


Blurb for 50 Shades of Fur by Missy Barkalot, as told to Belinda Stevens

A delightful, yet somewhat bawdy “tail” about Missy Barkalot, a petite rust-colored long-haired Dachshund and the apple of her eye, Humphrey B (aka “Hump”), and the other characters, both dogs and cats, who are frequent guests at Doggie Bath. Missy is pursued by Ralph the Bulldog, but she only has eyes for Hump, who was seduced by the glamorous toy poodle, CoCo. It turns out CoCo was a victim of her environment, as her owner had some kinky habits using a gray tie. Bondage with leashes, bite marks, jive-talking cats and cross-dressing Dobermans – not to mention a Doggie Blues band – keep the story rolling as Missy Barkalot uses her feminine wiles to woo Hump away from CoCo. DoggieBath has a little bit of everything – sexual intrigue, rock-n-roll and blues – canine style, and of course, a little weed. This fun romp through the world of Missy and Hump make a “furfect” read! If you love animals, you will love “50 Shades Of Fur.” 

Excerpt from 50 Shades of Fur by Missy Barkalot, as told to Belinda Stevens

The next four months were perfect – or should I say furfect. We had matching His and Her sweaters, provided by our owners who thought our canine love was so cute! We couldn’t wait to get to Doggie Bath so we could spend as much time together as possible. We counted down the days on our paws until my owner or his mistress went on their annual trips so we could spend 24/7 together. Doggie bliss. We were definitely a canine couple to the chagrin of those furry tramps that still followed Hump around.

And then CoCo made her grand entrance. A toy poodle named after Coco Channel. That canine counldn’t design a decent dog collar if her over-priced self depended on it. Her reputation had preceded her – love the dogs and leave them type. It didn’t take her long to locate her next victim. She sashayed over to Humphrey, hiked her furry rump in his direction and gave that little tail she had a wag. He was immediately entranced. He stuck out his buff chest, pranced over to CoCo and gave her an introductory sniff. She sniffed back. It was weeks before Humphrey made his move but it was obvious that the interest had been there from first sniff. That cheating canine included CoCo in all our play groups. He even shared a doggie bone with her – something he had never done with any other dog but me. 

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