Guest Author Interview – 2 for 1: Dani Wade & Ella Sheridan

My guests today are authors Dani Wade and Ella Sheridan who just so happen to be identical twins. Go figure. Who are Dani and Ella?

Ella SheridanDani Wade astonished her local librarians as a teenager when she carried home 10 books every week – and actually read them all. Now she writes her own characters who clamor for attention in the midst of the chaos that is her life. Residing in the southern U.S. with a husband, two kids, two dogs, and one grumpy cat, she stays busy until she can closet herself away with her characters once more.


Ella grew up in the Deep South, where books provided adventures, friends, and her first taste of romance. Now she writes her own romantic adventures, with plenty of hot alpha men and the women who love and challenge them. With a day job, a husband, two active teenagers, and two not so active cats, Ella is always busy, but getting the voices in her head down on paper is a top priority.

Dani and Ella are both releasing their latest sizzling romances on the same day. Here’s a peek at their hot covers and the blurbs for:

StrickingAChord_800x1200Striking a Chord by Dani Wade: Success as a US rock star is payback to Irish drummer Sean Rosslair, whose father insisted music was a waste. Now Sean just needs to see the body to go with the smokin’ sexy voice of his new assistant, and his world will feel complete. But she ends up being the very woman he should never have. Anxious to do a good deed, Meghan finally exposes her plus-size presence to her boss. Only he doesn’t react the way she expects—to her body or his brother. She takes her punishment for her white lie well—too well. Meghan can’t refrain from begging her boss for another spanking…but can she let go enough to embrace romance with a rock star? Can Sean teach Meghan his erotic secrets before a hidden enemy puts him out of commission—permanently?

Just a little moreJust a Little More by Ella Sheridan Six weeks ago Angel had it all—a brand-new master’s degree, an apartment with her best friend, Brad, and the chance to take their friendship to a whole hot new level. But on the night of their first kiss, a would-be rapist ripped her bright future apart. Stuck in a never-ending cycle of fear and depression, Angel is determined to find herself again, even if it means putting herself at risk. Brad has loved Angel since he saved her from a playground bully in the fifth grade. But just as it seemed Angel’s eyes were opening to the true feelings between them, it all fell apart. When Angel disappears on the night of a freak snowstorm, Brad is determined to find her. And when he does, he won’t let her hide any longer. It’s time to wake her up—to a life without fear, and to a love that can heal the deepest wounds.

Welcome Dani and Ella.  I’m intrigued by the fact that you’re not only twins, but identical. Like me, I’m certain most people are curious about the nature of the bond between two human beings who occupied the same womb for nine months. Of course, my morbid and relentless inherent nosiness is even more titillated by the fact that you two are identical. Let’s dive right into the heart of the matter and do a word association to see how alike you are—no cheating!

Word: Magic                   Dani: Night time   Ella: Midnight
Word: Kinky                   Dani: Sex                 Ella: Sex
Word: Lure                     Dani: Fishing          Ella: Fish
Word: Chocolate           Dani: Chips              Ella: Want
Word: Spank                  Dani: Yes, please    Ella: Me
Word: Music                  Dani: Pleasure         Ella: Full
Word: Pleasure             Dani: Me                   Ella: Man

Both Dani and Ella did these separately and they didn’t peek—isn’t it eerie how similar their answers were? *shiver me timbers*

Now to get down to the nitty gritty:

Q. Did both of you start writing at the same time? If not, who was first?

Dani: Ella started writing early in her teens, but I never thought about it—not until my oldest child was two. I knew right off I wanted to write romance, and it didn’t take much research to know I wanted to publish. Now we’re both published and a source of encouragement and accountability to each other that is invaluable.

Ella: I was first to dabble; Dani was first to take it seriously. I started writing as a teenager, but life got distracting and reading provided the escape I needed desperately. It wasn’t until my kids got a little older and I had more free time that I started my first complete book. Dani knew much sooner what she wanted to do with all the creativity flowing through our veins.

Q. What genres do you write? And who are your publishers?

Dani: I write contemporary romance for Harlequin Desire, and indie publish my erotic romantic suspense under the same name.

Ella: I write erotic, some of which is straightforward contemporary and some of which is more on the romantic suspense side. Right now I’m published through Loose Id, but I’ll release my first indie series beginning this September.

Q. Name one thing readers would be surprised to know about you.

Dani: I’m an avid horror movie fan. Even though I write romance, I can’t stand romantic comedies. LOL

Ella: I have second-degree black belts in karate, jujitsu, and kung fu.

I love the titles of both your new releases (Dani- Striking a Chord, Ella – Just a Little More). Tell me which comes first for each of you the title or the storyline?

Dani: Usually the story. Somewhere along the way, something will be happening on the page and ping! The idea for a title will come to me. That being said, then I have to work with it (by myself or with a group of authors) until it is just right.

Ella:  Definitely depends on the book. My second release, Naughty Little Christmas, didn’t have a title until about a month before it released. (It’s not so easy when your titles have to fit a formula—in my case, containing the word “little” in the middle.) This book, though, had a title before it had a plot! I knew Brad and Angel had been friends for years, and I knew they were both wanting “just a little more” from each other. Plus, we hadn’t planned on a novella in this series, so it’s kind of a bonus story—just a little more from the Secrets world.

Tell us three fascinating tidbits about Sean (hero of Striking a Chord) and Brad (hero of Just a Little More)

Dani: Sean is a sexy Irishman relocated to the US to become part of the hard rock band Solar Uprising. He’s their new drummer, but he learned to play a variety of instruments when he was growing up in an Irish manor. During the book he realizes that returning home after running away never turned out the way your think it will…

Ella: Brad’s favorite color is red (especially when it comes draped over Angel!), he plays Twenty Questions with his customers as he tends bar, and…he was never supposed to be a hero in one of the Secrets books. I didn’t realize he would have his own story until a reader asked what his story was, and I knew my charming bartender needed an Angel of his own.

Tell us three fascinating tidbits about Meghan (heroine of Striking a Chord) and Angel (heroine of Just a Little More)

Dani: Meghan is a former preschool teacher turned rock star assistant. She doesn’t sport the typical look for the music world—she’s a petite size 14 and scared her boss will judge her by her looks. Despite her innocent appearance, her sexual proclivities have gotten her banned from her parents’ church as a slutty sinner. That’s okay. Her life is starting to look up…

Ella: Angel has a tendency to leave her things lying around (for a reason you’ll discover when you read the book 😉 ), she earned a master’s degree in English as a second language, and she was the first character that spoke to me about this story. Ultimately, though I usually write for my heroes, this story centered on the heroine and her amazing struggle back from the brink of darkness.

Which do you prefer?

Denim or Leather on a guy? Dani: Definitely denim, worn thin and loving every curve under it.  Ella: Denim every time! Yum.

Chinese or Italian food?  Dani:  Italian, any kind of pasta with cheese has to be heaven on earth (just don’t mention it in front of Ella). Ella: Chinese, though since I recently found out I’m allergic to both soy and gluten, both are pretty much out for me. I miss potstickers! *whimpers*

Butt or Pecs? Dani: Both are awesome, but give me a high, tight butt and I might be tempted to swoon. Ella: Can’t I have both? He looks good coming and going!

Chiseled jaw line or Chiseled abs? Dani:   Jaw. It just speaks to strength and a firm hand, right? And my heroines love an extra firm hand… Ella: A strong jaw is important in an alpha hero, seriously. No weak chins! (Plus, there’s that tenderness under a strong jaw that is perfect for nibbling.)

What’s your favorite Male Body Part? Dani: Besides the obvious one? Definitely that high, tight arse I talked about earlier! Ella:  Um, the obvious one. 😉 Oh, and lips. Mmm-mm.

Do you have any WIP’s you can share? Any release dates you can tell us about?

Dani: I have the first of my Mill Town Millionaires series out in August 2014 from Harlequin Desire. Later this year, a Backstage Pass novella will hit the virtual shelves, along with the first of my sexy suspense series Small Town Secrets set in a rural Tennessee town with undercurrents deeper than anyone could imagine.

Ella:  I do, I do! I have a new series beginning on September 23rd, Southern Nights. The first in the trilogy is Teach Me, the story of a shy writer being stalked by her ex, and the lessons her bodyguard teaches her, both in self-defense and in love.

To celebrate their same-day new releases, Dani and Ella are giving away the following to one lucky commenter on the Naughty Girls Writing Nice blog:

The first 2 books in Ella’s Secrets series

The first 2 books in Dani’s Backstage Pass series

One commenter will win all four books.

Buy link for Striking a Chord by Dani Wade:

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Dani Wade’s Contact Information:
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Thanks for being my guests today Dani and Ella. Come back and visit soon!



Guest Author Houston Havens & Sinful Surrender!

Houston HavensPlease join me in welcoming author Houston Havens to my blog today.

Erotic romance author Houston Havens, a former successful model enjoying an adventurous jet-set lifestyle, intrigues her readers with a mix of the past, present, and future, and sexy blends of futuristic science fiction, paranormal fantasy, and western romance, always with love everlasting. A tenacious Irish lass filled with passion and mystery hopes her sultry stories will entertain and fascinate those who dare to take the journey. She’s also a social media junkie with an award winning blog.

Houston’s here to tease us with an excerpt from her latest release – Sinful Surrender. Isn’t the cover truly sinful?

Tag Line: Why be tempted by one man’s seduction when you can be loved by three?

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Top psychic spy Fay Avalon saw too much on her latest mind traveling mission and is now on the run from her post-catastrophic dystopian government, searching for the truth and proof. She escapes but is shot down, landing in the arms of the enemy.

In Drakker and Arlo’s world, women are so rare the men have accepted a polyandrous lifestyle. When the brothers stumble upon Fay unconscious in the wreckage of an aircraft, they are immediately attracted to her. Arlo wants to keep her, but Drakker knows they can’t. They must take her to their brother Logan Abán, leader of their people.

Logan struggles with trusting anyone, even himself. When a beautiful, intelligent, and intriguing woman falls into their laps, his denied desires for intimacy challenge his need to trust the spy. He’s frustrated by romantic Arlo’s claims of her innocence. Even when pragmatic and dominating Drakker defends her as well, Logan refuses to trust his gut.

Can one woman satisfy the diverse desires of three men? Will Logan’s fears be realized by betrayal? Is Fay to be sentenced to death as a spy, suffer a fate worse than death by being returned to her government as a traitor, or will she find a new life and love as the wife of three sexy brothers?


“Well, I’m not.” She could tell by their silence she’d surprised them. They obviously didn’t know a mind traveler could focus her attention in two places at once. “I’ve sent only my mind’s eye to see the target. My physical brain still works, and I’m very capable of hearing every snide remark you make.”

Drakker’s familiar snort of amusement made her smile.

“Good.” Logan’s tone was curt and without apology. “Then we don’t have to wait. Tell us what you’re seeing. Let’s get this over with.”

“I’ve taken cover behind a pillar in the government’s Combat Center. I didn’t expect to see active mind travelers here. I guess they figured I’d be by to see what they were doing. They think they’ve set a trap for me.”

“But you’re not there in the physical, so how can they trap you?” Logan asked.

“They’ve got three armed mind travelers active at this site. If they see me, they can hold my energy…trapping me there or—”


“Logan, energy is just as physical in this dimension as it is there.”

“Can they hurt you?” Logan’s concern kissed her heart and showed he did care. The thought brought warmth to her soul.

“If they discover me here, or shoot me with the weapons they’re armed with, yes.”

“How can we protect you?” Drakker’s deep tone made it evident he was concerned as well. Her heart swelled with conflicting emotions.

“You can’t.”

“Then get out of there.”

Was that stone-hearted Logan? Her heart fluttered knowing it was him. Perhaps she could find a common ground with him after all. “Repeat that…please.”

“I said…get out of there, and don’t lead them back here.”

“No, Logan, I won’t.” She checked the other mind travelers’ locations to be sure they hadn’t moved and couldn’t see her in her hidden position. “Hmm. I’ve never seen this before, but I’ve heard about them. Oh wow, it’s cool.”


“I’m seeing an NCR map for the first time.”

“What is it?”

She wasn’t sure who spoke. “It’s a raised three-dimensional holographic map. It shows real-life features of the land in colors and details. If you were blind, you could see it.”


“From what I’ve heard and am now seeing, the solidity of the hologram allows your hand to move up over mountains and down into valleys. Not only can you feel the different textures of the trees, but the NCR allows you to feel the temperatures of the rivers, lakes, and oceans. If the mountain is high enough, you can feel the snow atop it.” She drew a breath. “Hmm. It’s quite apparent…when activated, those near the NCR can feel active real-time weather conditions over different areas of the map. Oh!” She giggled. “The guy I’m watching just got his finger zapped by lightning. Idiot. He can see the thunderstorms over those mountains. He shouldn’t have stuck his hand in there. From what I can see in this dimension, a blind man can even see colors in his mind when looking at this map…it vibrates the color-wave frequencies right through you. Essentially, if you can’t see, you can still read this map.”

“Great. Don’t tell me they have our mountain range up.”

“I wish I could follow your orders, Logan, but—”

“They do?”

“Yes, but the good news is they’re not focused on that area right now. I think they’re talking about an area where they think my ship went down.”

“Crap!” Logan swore as the sound of someone pushing out of a chair reached her. “Why can’t you hear them so we know for sure?”

“I can’t get close enough to hear because I’ll be seen by the other mind travelers. They’re positioned there on purpose to keep me away. Wait a minute. I see a messenger coming in. He’s reporting the fighter’s interaction with Arlo and me when we were in the valley.” She grimaced before letting out a sharp breath. “And now, they’re focusing on the mountain range.”

“Shit! I need a brandy.”



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Author Rosanna Leo’s Latest – Predator’s Claim!

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RLeo pic - 12957_(167x250)Today, I’m thrilled to have my fellow Love, Lust, and Laptops author and buddy, Rosanna Leo, as my guest.

Rosanna’s dishing one hot excerpt for her latest paranormal release Predator’s Claim.

Trust me, you won’t be able to put Predator’s Claim down (*fanning myself*)!

Over to you, Rosanna…

Thanks to the lovely Jianne for hosting me. I could not be happier to be here (*looks around, hoping to spot one of Jianne’s dishy Vikings*)

I’m here today as part of my blog tour for Predator’s Claim, Gemini Island Shifters 4. My paranormal shape shifter series has been such a fun one to write, and one of the reasons has been being able to pit gruff animalistic heroes with vulnerable, yet feisty, human heroines.

Book 4 is a little different. In this case, we also have a wonderful shifter hero, wolf shifter Bart Cairo, a security specialist at the Ursa Fishing Lodge and Resort.  However, his heroine is also a wolf shifter, Charlotte Moffatt, someone Bart has secretly adored from afar. They are colleagues and friends, but Bart is dying to make their relationship a closer one.

The dynamic changes a little in these books when both the main characters are shifters. In cases where the heroine is human, and mortal, the heroes can get a little worried for their well-being…to say the least. Now, even though Charlotte is a tougher wolf woman, Bart still gets Alpha with her. However, for the author, it makes for a slightly different story.

Both characters come from similar backgrounds. They understand what it is to shift, so one loses some of the awe you find in a human heroine. So how do I bring the awe to my shifter heroine? Well, by showing how the hero affects her. She may not be surprised at his unique talents, but his character and presence still wow her.

And it’s so much fun getting wowed along with her! I hope you’ll check out Predator’s Claim.

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For years, wolf shifter Bart Cairo has harbored secret feelings for his co-worker, Charlotte Moffatt. Even though he thinks he’s been discreet with his affections, everyone at Gemini Island’s Ursa Fishing Lodge knows he and Charlotte, a fellow wolf shifter, are meant to be mates. Everyone but Charlotte.

Charlotte couldn’t be less interested in mating. A free spirit, she wants nothing more than to succeed at her new career in the big city and leave small-town Gemini Island behind. However, she can’t deny Bart stirs up unwanted emotions inside her. Emotions she swore she’d never feel again.

The occasion of Bart’s family reunion compels him to assume new responsibilities, and to consider a role he never envisioned for himself. Family tensions rise to the surface as a new Alpha is proclaimed in his pack. And when old grudges escalate, Bart must stake his claim.

Charlotte resists as he stakes a claim on her as well. But when he begins to employ sexual tactics of temptation, she wonders if the only solution is submission to the enticing wolf man. Can she trust her heart again? And can they find their happy ending before an enemy cuts their story short?


He pushed aside one of the suitcases in his way and backed her up against the sitting room wall. He put his hands on either side of her head, closing her in, and leaned toward her. Soaking up the scent of her talc-scented skin and her womanly heat, he inhaled deeply, knowing she was hot for him. “Did our kiss mean nothing to you?”

She blinked. As she stared at him, tears threatened, pooling at the corners of her eyes, but she banished them with another punishing series of blinks. “Nothing.”

Oh, she was good, but he was better. No kidding a kidder, after all. He wet his lips and pinned his gaze on hers, which were now trembling ever so slightly. “You’re fooling yourself.”

“I’m not,” she said on a gulp. “I’m not…”

“Oh yes, you are,” he warned, his voice low and deep. “But that’s gonna stop here and now, Charles.” He moved his face closer to hers, bent his head, and dragged his tongue up the length of her neck. When she gasped, he felt her hold her breath and moved his tongue as slowly as possible. He ground his hips against her, and his cock thumped violently against her belly.

She slammed her hands against the wall behind her, clearly trying to get purchase on anything but him. Even still, her hips rolled against his in obvious invitation. “I want you to stop,” she cried. Her chest jerked as the plaint escaped her, and her tears finally tumbled down her cheeks.

He moved away, just millimeters so she could breathe. Cupping her face, he stared her right in the eyes. “Say it again, and maybe I’ll believe you this time.”

“I want you to…” she squeaked.

“What was that? I can’t quite hear you, princess.”

Her lips wobbled and her eyes crinkled in what could only be agony of the worst kind. “I want…Oh God! I want you”

You can purchase Predator’s Claim here:

Here are the fabulous covers of the other books in Rosanna’s Predators series:

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Thanks for visiting my blog today, Rosanna.