Just Romance Me’s Sizzling Summer Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Just Romance Me’s Sizzling Summer Blog Hop!






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There’s no doubt that the summer’s sizzling here in South Florida. It’s hot, humid, and the pool and icy Margaritas beckon. One of the only benefits of our blistering heat is the fact that I hole up as often as possible in my blissfully air-conditioned studio and write. My productivity levels are through the roof.

As of last week, I’ve finished books one and two of my new PRYMAL series, Prymal Lust and Prymal Obsession (in edits). I’m having a fabulous time writing this series.


My prize contribution to the hop is an eCopy of Prymal Lust (winner to be chosen by Just Romance Me).

However, I’ll give away another copy of Prymal Lust to a random commenter who votes on the titles for #5 & #6 in the PRYMAL series.

I’m hoping hop (*smirk* couldn’t resist) participants can help me decide the titles for books five and six in the PRYMAL series. Which two of these titles do you like?

Prymal Fever

Prymal Pleasure

Prymal Danger

Prymal Ecstasy

Prymal Submission

Prymal Greed

Prymal Decadence

Or suggest a title of your own. If I like your title, you’ll receive a copy of Prymal Lust—no limits on this in terms of winners.

To give you an idea of what I’m looking for here are the blurbs for books one through four in the PRYMAL series:

Prymal Lust – Release August 7, 2014Prymal_Lust-Jianne_Carlo-100x160
Tania, a Wylfen aristocrat, hooks up with a stranger right before her twin’s graduation from military college. Not hours later, the bottom drops out of her world when she’s introduced to Axe, her twin’s new SEAL instructor. Then she discovers he’s a Feral Wolf, the arch enemy of her people. Wylfen laws prohibit her from mating with a half-breed. If anyone finds out she’s mated with Axe, exile is the least she has to fear…
Prymal Obsession – Release October 2, 2014
Brut Jurango’s pack is one of butt-ugly misfits, and he’s devoted to each and every member. When his mate and his entire pack’s slaughtered, he lives for one sole purpose–revenge. Brut’s a mixed breed, wolf, panther, and human. He had a mate, and shifters are supposed to have only one in a lifetime. So why can’t he resist Sidonie Walker’s call? Or is this just one more lie proliferated by the Wylfen?
Prymal Passion – Release December 4, 2014
Bandit Jackson’s a Rogue wolf who lives for the moment. He makes out like a bandit in all walks of life. No commitments, no strings, tons of women, wine, and eclectic gourmet food. The last thing he needs is a battered wife on the run with a toddler.
Prymal Hunger – Release February 5, 2015
The Kydd, aka Kydd Kolton, leads a charmed life. A Rogue wolf and retired UFC fighter, he’s parlayed his toned bod and surfer good looks into an acting career. Rich, famous, handsomer than sin, the Kydd’s never had to lift more than a pinky or a perfect brow to snare a woman. Until he meets Helle, a human female, whose sole purpose in life is to torture him.

Have fun on the hop and have a great weekend!



P.S. Here’s the book trailer:

Prymal Lust Trailer

Whoa! Is this amazing or not?
Prymal Lust Trailer

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.




Featured Author at The Romance Studio!



This month I’m the Featured Author at The Romance Studio. Check out my interview with the lovely Laura (she had me smirking with her replies to my answers). If you stop by and make a comment, you’re eligible to win a free copy of Cupid’s Arrow. Here’s the link:


And here’s a little sample:

Q: Please tell us about Eli. What kind of man is he? What makes him the perfect hero for this book?

As a boy, Eli had learning disabilities which went unrecognized and treated. He was labelled ‘stupid and slow’ and was headed down the wrong path. His mentor, Ignatius, caught him in the act of burglary, but saw something worthwhile in Eli and nurtured him.

Eli’s devoted to his widowed mother and his two younger sisters. He has a soft spot for the underdog–especially disabled kids and bends over backwards to ensure they get a fair chance.

Any guy who loves his mom and sisters and challenged children is a hero in my eyes.

Q: Mine too! What is it about Stephanie that intrigues him?

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Have a terrific Tuesday!



Wilde Wolf!

chest - shower - ThomasJames18 (2)I’m hot and heavy into my new paranormal suspense, Wilde Wolf. My poor dh is going nuts as I ignored him for the whole weekend. I did take the time off to cook  him and my two sons an incredible dinner last night, but it seems that wasn’t enough. Sigh. When a story’s flowing like Wilde Wolf is, it’s hard for me to think of anything else. Also, it kind of pisses the dh off when I paste my pic of my new hero at my desk. Yeah, that’s right. That’s my vision of the hero of Wilde Wolf. Yummy, huh?

Here’s a little teaser from Wilde Wolf:

Jas cut in between Mishe and Tania. He turned, half-backing her, and she glimpsed the top of a white Navy cap emblazoned with a silver eagle and gold bands.

“Senior Chief Johnson, meet my father, Arman Prakov, my mother, Orlenda Prakov.” Tania scooted around Mishe and peered at the striking man standing beside Jas.

A drop-dead walking testosterone hunk. His wide shoulders and military stance, spine board-stiff, seemed vaguely familiar.

Heat scaled her throat when she visualized the broad back of her gym lover. For long moments all she saw, felt, and smelt was the fragrant steam in the shower stall coating her skin while he hammered into her. Flustered, she stared unseeing at the medals above the man’s left pocket.

“Pleasure to meet you both.” Senior Chief Johnson shook her father’s hand and tipped his hat at her mother.

“Senior Chief Johnson is the lead trainer for BUD/s Class three twenty-one. I signed the contract for the class two weeks ago.” Jas made the announcement in such a blasé tone that, at first, the meaning of what he’d said didn’t penetrate Tania’s gray matter.

Her jaw dropped. She snapped her teeth together so hard they squeaked. Omigod. Jas had signed up for SEAL training.

Dad’s complexion turned a painful red. At any point, Tania expected to hear him roar.

“I’m certain there’s been some sort of mistake.” Arman crossed his arms and wolf-stared the senior chief.

“No mistake, Dad. I enlisted four weeks ago. Contracts are signed. I leave for Coronado in the morning.”

“Jashuka—this can’t be true.” Her mother wailed as she grabbed Jas’s forearm. “What have you done? Arman, do something. My baby’s not going to war.”

Red blotches stained Jas’s tanned cheeks. “Dad, Mom, let’s take this discussion elsewhere. Breede, Mishe, Tania, Senior Chief Johnson, we’ll hook up with you in the dining hall in a few.”

“Problem, Jas?” Another man in uniform emerged from behind the senior chief.

That voice.

It couldn’t be.

She craned her neck and met her gym lover’s contemptuous glare.

Tania’s knees wobbled. She grabbed Mishe’s arm.

“No, sir. A slight misunderstanding. Easily remedied.” Jas addressed his answer to the man who’d screwedTania silly not five hours ago. “Senior Chief Smith. This is…”

She didn’t hear a word beyond that. Her mind froze. Her fingertips iced over. His musky aroma surrounded her like a whirling top, wrapping tighter and tighter until all she smelled was him, them, sex.

“This is my sister, Tania. Senior Chiefs Johnson and Smith are the lead trainers for SEAL Class Three Twenty-one. Of which I am part.” Jas elbowed her when she didn’t respond.

Hope you enjoyed!