I love autumn! The crisp cool air blowing away the heat and dust of summer, the flurry of activity to get ready for the winter ahead, long walks through the woods--colored leaves trampled underfoot. Spooky stories read by the campfire.
I have always enjoyed paranormal romances, so it was natural that the genre would focus in some of my own stories. As a girl it was gothic romance, as a teen Anne Rice transported me to another world—and still does. Christine Feehan, Laurel K. Hamilton, Kressley Cole, Sherrilyn Kenyon- so many great choices for an easy escape. Reading takes us away from reality for a while; a daydream where we don’t have to do the work of thinking. I like paranormal stories because as fantastical as the stories might be, and as difficult as it might seem to relate, the characters experience real emotions in much the same way as you and I.
eSensual books, (www.esensualbooks.co.uk),has just released my new collection of paranormal erotica, Loving Afterlife; Passion never dies. This sexy collection of paranormal tales explores some of the age old mysteries of the Afterlife and is available exclusively from amazon; http://www.amazon.com/Loving-Afterlife-ebook/dp/B009UFYO9E/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1351014398&sr=8-2&keywords=loving+afterlife
Are some passions so strong that even death cannot quench their burning fire? Do some lovers need to be brought back to life long before their time has even come? Is true love enough to cross the barriers between two very different worlds? I believe the answer to those questions is a resounding yes! What say, you?
In my latest novel, ‘Come to Me,’ from the Wild Rose Press, (www.thewildrosepress.com), Amanda is restoring an old mansion when she begins to experience very sensual and haunting dreams. When the cursed Cameron MacKenzie appears to her offering her the opportunity to visit his Great Grandmother—the goddess Freya, it is difficult for the one-time history major to resist. The trip becomes a magical journey through the very depths of Hell itself, but Amanda’s feelings for Cameron are strong and she is willing to do whatever necessary to save him and break the curse. A strong, independent woman, Amanda is about to discover that sometimes waiting for ‘the one’ is more than worth it.
Amanda likes to bake when she is having a rough day. This recipe for pumpkin scones is easy, delicious and low fat. Enjoy!
1 cup(s) whole wheat pastry flour
1 cup(s) all-purpose flour
½ cup sugar
1 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/4 tsp ground ginger
¼ cup light butter
1/2 cup canned pumpkin, (not pie mix)
3 tbsp fat-free half-and-half
1 cup(s) fat-free egg substitute
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Lightly grease a baking sheet or line with parchment paper Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and spices in a large mixing bowl. Cut butter into the dry ingredients until mixture is crumbly. In a separate bowl, whisk pumpkin, egg and half and half. Fold wet ingredients into the dry. Work gently to form dough ball. Pat out dough onto a lightly floured surface to form into a 1 inch thick rectangle. Use a large knife to slice the dough into three equal portions, cut each section into 8 equal pieces. Place on prepared baking sheet, bake for 14 to 16 minutes or until scones are light brown.
Now, make a pot of tea, grab one of those delicious scones, and send me a comment about a paranormal story that made you wonder; is anything possible? Is love strong enough to conquer death? Or perhaps you have a real life ghost story of your own to share. Comments will be entered in a random drawing to be held November 1st. Winner will receive a copy of ‘Come to Me’.
Thank you for visiting my blog today. Do not forget to check out all the fabulous authors participating in the Halloween HOP listed below and at The Wild Rose Press website. Lots of prizes will be given away and plenty of great new reads will be showcased.
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Exciting news! www.esensualbooks.co.uk is officially open for business. Stop by and take a look around. With so many choices of publishers out there today we are looking forward to earning your trust. See what we have to offer and decide for yourself. We have several new projects ready to launch and are actively seeking new submissions in all categories. Don’t forget; www.alternatepress.co.uk is open to mainstream fiction submissions as well.
I am also excited to announce that, Come to Me, my first full length novel is available from the Wild Rose Press. When Amanda’s erotic dreams become very real, will she be willing to forget her past mistakes and step into another world—a world of sensual delight? History, humor and hot sex- pick up your copy today: http://www.wilderroses.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=180&products_id=899
Alternatepress, the parent company of eSensualBooks will be launching a taut new psychological thriller this month. 365 Hours by Max Sandford ; A beautiful young woman wishes to be swept off her feet and gets more than she bargained for in this darkly thrilling tale of abduction, human trafficking and the power of submission. Held against her will, bound and helpless, she discovers that pain and pleasure can make strange bedfellows. Trapped in a secret web of money, influence and international slavery she struggles to survive and find herself. Sometimes the chains that bind us are the only thing that will set us free. Nicolette and her captor discover in the depths of despair and humiliation that other bonds can grow, but broken promises can be costly, who will have to pay the ultimate price?
Check back soon for more exciting developments.