Friday, August 9, 2013

Ella Jade's Birthday Blog Hop!

You Say It's Your Birthday?

Well, happy birthday to ya! I'm so excited to take part in the Ella Jade's Birthday Blog Hop today through August 11. For more on the prizes, see below. Blow out those candles, Ella!

Ready to party, party, peeps? Have some cake on me!

(My hair hasn't looked that good in decades!)

When I was a kid, all our birthdays had dress up themes. Once we did "Come As a Song" and my mom dressed me up as "Hard Hearted Hannah." I'd never heard of Hard Hearted Hannah. But she apparently was the vamp of Savannah. Somehow, in our dress-up version, Savannah became Carmen Mirandized. (My parents had never been to Georgia, but they'd taken a Caribbean cruise one time.) Quite possibly someone misheard the lyrics. Or decided Hard Hearted Hannah should really be Queen of Havana. In any event, you see the result. One happy camper, no? You'd be, too if you couldn't get on with the birthday partying because your dad was posing you on stairs for 16 hours. (And hey, aren't the scuffed saddle shoes just so wildly attractive?)

In any event...I've always liked it hot. The hotter the better. 
HEAT WAVE, my latest  Sleepy Hollow 1Night Stand story is LIVE ON AMAZON!  Hope you'll join me to celebrate the early  release. (HEAT WAVE releases "officially" on Aug. 13th.) 
Sent into the human realm to retrieve prodigal princess, Zena Night, Bhyrne Raines is shocked and unprepared for his carnal reaction to the sexy succubus. In service to the succubus queen, the rugged enforcer must stifle the instant passion exploding within him. Fulfilling his royal duty doesn’t allow for quickie dalliances. His biological clock is ticking, and he begins to enter breedspawn, an intense and unstoppable frenzy of mating all fire-demon males must endure. But the more he wants to avoid Zena, the more he’s drawn to her.

Reluctant to give up her carefree life of partying among the mortals when the hot-as-sin Bhyrne comes to fetch her for the queen, Zena uses her succubus wiles to entice him, or at least delay the inevitable trip to the royal court. Once in the demon stronghold, hidden deep within the Catskill mountains, she learns the reason for the summons: she must choose a consort within two days.

Zena needs a mate. Bhyrne needs to mate. With time running out for both of them, they each turn to 1Night Stand. With time running out, can Madame Eve come to the rescue?
Holy freeze gun, Batman. The words died before she managed to expose them to air. Her mouth snapped shut.

One of the Queen’s guards stood before her, huge and tall, nearly twice the size of most of the other males in the joint, a hella hunka supernatural male. Clearly not human, although Hugo Boss’d to his Adam’s apple in an apparent bid to fit in among the humans trolling for hot sex, illicit drugs, watered-down booze and loud music. Beneath the fabric of the unstructured designer suit, the toned muscles of a demonic warrior rolled like tidal waves. Even without the small lapel pin the uninformed might mistake for the The Rolling Stones’ logo, she’d recognize him for a captain of the guard. Maybe the Queen’s own Captain.

Hellfire and cotton candy. Trouble. T-R-O-U-B-L-E.

But, by the goddess, whattahottie! Despite her certainty that his presence in the club corridor boded ill for her, the force of her sudden hunger shook her.

Like lightning.


A desperate bolt out of the blue.

Instant connection to him on the paranormal plane, as if he’d wrapped her aura in gold chains and tugged her to him. But did that fast lane to heaven run one way or two?

A grim expression straightened the lines of what otherwise might have been a generous, sensuous mouth. A military buzz cut had weed-whacked hair the color of iron. And it didn’t stop there. Without doubt, metal fortified every single cell in the massive male’s body, pure titanium flowing in his veins. The stern planes and angles of a hard-edged, swoon-worthy face set grimly as cement. Though he lounged in the hallway like any Archie or Jughead waiting in line to discharge his rented beer in a urinal, he exuded authority, his carriage and bearing such that he made the others look like a pack of Twizzlers. Oh. Yeah. More than a mere guardsman, she guessed. An enforcer.

BUY: Amazon
Comment here and at the other stops on the blog hop, to be eligible for the grand prize, a $100 Amazon or Barnes and Noble (winner's choice) Gift Card. Make sure you include your e-mail addy when you comment! The more blog stops you comment at, the more chances you have to win!


MY PRIZE: Leave me a comment here about HEAT WAVE,  or my other 1Night Stand stories, and I'll send one commenter a Sleepy Hollow ebook from my back list (not HEAT WAVE) and/or a $5 gift card or swag. Winner's Choice!

Be sure to stop at the other blogs and comment for more chances to win:  Ella's Birthday Blog Hop


Jessica said...

Thanks for being part of this blog hop!


Heat Wave looks like a great book!

Kyla S. said...

I want to win! Happy Birthday!

Sebrina said...

Good reason to participate in hops.....finding new authors. Thank you so much for the chance!
And the cover for Heat Wave is flippin Hot!
Thanks again,
Sebrina_Cassity at yahoo dot com

Sierra said...

Heat Wave looks amazing. The first time hearing about it, but I will definitely check it out.

laurie said...

Happy birthday to ella

samantha loving said...

happy birthday to ella and thanks to you for being a part of this blog hop!:)
looks like a good book. have not read any of yours...yet

joe hawk said...

Happy Birthday Ella, Thanks for the great giveaway,

Amber said...

Happy Birthday Ella!!

Taryn Kincaid said...

Thanks for playing, kids! Good luck to all.

Pam said...

Happy birthday to Ella! Thanks for participating in the hop. Heat wave sounds great. The excerpt definitely has me wanting to read more.


BLHmistress said...

I'm loving this hop, love your cover too so sexy.


Melissa Keir said...

Your mom sounded like a fun person. What great memories.

daringzoey at

Kathy Osborn said...

Heat wave sounds hot and steamy.
Happy Birthday Ella! Great Blog Hop.

Anonymous said...

1NS is such a great series--it's amazing how many different scenarios arise for that setting!


Donna Harms said...

Heatwave sounds well, where is my thanks for being a part of the blog hop! Happy Birthday Ella!

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday! Thanks for the giveaway!!

JanD said...

"Hellfire and cotton candy" - love this expression.
bituin76 at hotmail dot com

H.B. said...

I love the cover for Heatwave, it's really eye catching. Thanks so much for the giveaway and for taking part in Ella's bloghop.

humhumbum AT yahoo DOT com

Eva Millien said...

Congrats on Heat Wave going live! The excerpt sounds great and I am looking forward to reading it. Thanks for sharing Ella's wonderful day and the giveaways. evamillien at gmail dot com

Happy Birhday, Ella!

Chynarey said...

Great excerpt, definitely piqued my interest...
Thanks for joining the hop!!

Marissa A said...

Thanks for sharing the excerpt! Sounds great :)


Samantha Darling said...

Happy Birthday Ella! Fantastic blog hop!

TwiMom22580 said...

Happy Birthday Ella!! Thanks for the blog hop!!

Mommy's Secret Book Obsession said...

Happy Birthday Ella!!!

K. April Holgate said...

Love the Sleepy Hollow series!! I will be reviewing Heat Wave on my blog tomorrow!

Happy B-Day Ella!! What an awesome idea for a hop! And so many awesome books to add to my TBR list!


Taryn Kincaid said...

Thanks, April! Hope you enjoyed it!

Michelle Willms said...

Heat Wave sounds HOT! And your hero sounds like my kind of immortal. Thanks for sharing.

Happy Birthday Ella.

Sue Ellen Robertson said...

Happy birthday Ella!!!

Thank you for all that you do and also for all these wonderful covers and authors I am meeting. :)

These books sounds amazing I will have to keep up with you :D

Taryn Kincaid said...

Willlook for your review, April.
Yep, Michelle...Bhyrne is most definitely a sizzling hottie!
Thanks for your interest, Sue Ellen!

Nay Nay said...

Happy 40th Birthday to Ella!
I WANT HEAT WAVE! I love the 1NS books and will be getting this one too. Looks really hot, just the way I like them. If I win I pick the amazon GC so I can get Heat Wave. LOL
Thanks for being part of Ella’s birthday hop and thank you for the chance to win your prize. <^_^>
reneebennett35 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Taryn Kincaid said...

Thanks, Renee! Good luck! (If you haven't got FROST yet, it's only 99 cents on Amazon right now! Less than 1/3 of the price of one Starbuck's venti iced coffee!

LhasaLuma said...

Heat Wave certainly sounds very sexy :D
Thanks for the great giveaway hop and happy bday Ella! kamclauc AT gmail DOT com

Valerie R said...

Heat Wave sounds hot!! Glad your part of the hop. ;))

Happy Birthday.. what a treat.

vals_hemi at yahoo dot com

Cassandra said...

So hot!!!
Happy Birthday Ella!
Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
dixiedukegurl2 AT yahoo DOT com

Book Attict said...

Happy birthday Ella!!
Thanks for the amazing excerpt & giveaway! Heat Wave sounds fantastic!
elizabeth @ bookattict . com
GFC: BookAttict

BookLady said...

Happy Birthday, Ella! I love birthdays. Heat Waves sounds very hot. Thanks for the fantastic giveaway.

magic5905 said...

Thanks for the giveaway. Happy Birthday Ella.
magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

bn100 said...

It sounds intriguing

bn100candg at hotmail dot com

Veronika said...

Happy Birthday, Ella!!!
verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com

Mel Bourn said...

Happy Birthday Ella!

Heat Wave is definitely a book I could wake up to. Thanks for the start.

bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

Tanya conaway said...

Happy birthday Ella!! Heat wave sounds really good my kind of book! Thanks for being part of the hop!

Katie Amanda said...

Breedspawn sounds like a very interesting time. :) Thanks!

Katie Amanda said...

Have a great birthday, Ella.
Thanks for participating!

Jenny Dauksa Schaber said...

Ella, have a fantastic birthday month and enjoy the hop!
Thanks for inviting us all to celebrate.

Karen Arrowood said...

Happy Birthday, Ella! I hope you had a fabulous weekend!! Thank you for your generosity,

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Ella & thank you. Heat Wave sounds yummy!!

Taryn Kincaid said...

And the winner is... Jan D!
Congrats, Jan. Check your email!

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