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Totally Tantalizing Tuesday – Stuart Reardon

I consider myself a sports fanatic. I LOVE sports. I love playing sports and I love watching sports. Coming from the Midwest, the focus was mainly football and come August, I’m always ready to go for the season. But I feel I’ve been jilted!!! Why, you ask. Well, where I come from, rugby is rarely talked about and after doing some research for this week’s Totally Tantalizing Tuesday, I’ve come to find that the old rugby saying just may be true:

Football is for boys! Rugby is for men!

Hahaha! Let me introduce you to one of the hottest rugby players on the planet… and I don’t say that lightly! STUART REARDON! He’s hotter than Florida in mid-August. He looks bad boy through and through with a twinkle of a soft side in his hazel eyes. He’s gorgeous with a buzz cut or with a head of unruly hair. Clean shaven or a little scruff. Whatever! His body is Perfection with a capital P. If you don’t know him by now, I’m glad to cure that problem for you! Enjoy your Tuesday!

 

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Could you imagine waking up to him every morning?! Good God!

 

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About a million sinful thoughts go through my mind when I look at this picture!

 

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Shhhh! We’re “Keeping Secrets” With Kiru Taye

Keeping Secrets by Kiru Taye
Contemporary Romance

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Have
you ever loved someone and didn’t even know it?


That’s
the dilemma facing Felix Essien when he wakes from a coma to find he is married
to the most beautiful and sensual woman he’s ever known. He cannot remember her
or their wedding; he who had sworn never to get married or to give his heart to
another. Yet, he feels an intense bond with her that he intends to explore
fully.


Ebony
can’t believe her good fortune when her paper husband wakes not remembering the
temporary marriage arrangement with no intimacies he’d proposed, and is now the
adoring husband she’s always dreamt of.


She
plans to make the most of the passion blossoming between them. However, would
he still feel that way when he regains his memory and realises she’s been
keeping secrets and their marriage is not what he thinks it is?

Keeping Secrets Playlist
 
 
Top Ten Facts About The Main Characters

 

 

So
many unanswered questions. They wouldn’t all be answered today.
“What
are you doing here?” He’d ordered her to take the day off. So had his father.
“I
know what you and Daddy said.” She looked away from him. “I met up with my
friend for lunch and I enjoyed being pampered at the spa. But I’ve been here
every day since you’ve been hospitalised and it felt strange not seeing you.”
“But
the chair…you shouldn’t sleep in it.”
Shoulders
rose and fell as she looked up at him through her long, dark lashes.
“When
I arrived, you were asleep, so I decided to read. I didn’t realise I was so
tired. I just drifted to sleep.” She bit her bottom lip, drawing his attention
to it.
The
need to kiss her overpowered him. On impulse, he settled a hand on her back,
pulling her close. With the other, he lifted her chin and lowered his head to
meet hers.
Muscles
on her back tensed. He massaged her skin like he would a skittish horse before
a game of polo. With gentle brushes, he swept his lips across hers. The sealed,
luscious pair called him to mine their depths. Instead, he coaxed and stroked
and traced them with his tongue from one end to the other, bidding his time.
He’d
caught a glimpse of her banked passion yesterday when he asked about their
wedding night. No matter what else went on, they desired each other. Mutual
attraction.
With
a low moan, she leaned in and opened for him.
As
he slipped in, her sweet flavour exploded on his tongue. She tasted of
peppermint and vanilla. In the recesses of his mind, the kiss registered. He’d
done this before. Tasted her.
A
groan rumbled within and he slid his hands around her waist and lifted her onto
his lap so that she straddled him.
Whimpering,
she rubbed against him, hips canting against hips, supple breasts crushed to
his chest.
Needing
intimate contact, he ran a palm over her side, skimming the swell of soft
breasts down to the hem of her tunic. He lifted it, his hand making contact
with smooth, warm skin. Another moan escaped her lips. He swallowed it, loving
her sound and taste. Moving his hand up till it reached her breast, he caressed
it through the lace of her bra, flicking the already taut nipple with his
thumb.
In
response, she ground against his bulge.
Sweet fuck!
 
 
Coming to Barnes & Noble soon
A
lover of books, as a teenager Kiru Taye used to read novels under the blanket
with a torch at night. These days, with a young family to take care of, she’s
still sacrificing sleep for the pleasures of a good book.
During
the day though, she transforms her wildly vivid imagination into sensual,
atmospheric romance stories with passionate characters.
When
she’s not writing or reading, she’d hanging out with family and friends or
travelling. Born in Nigeria, she currently lives in the UK with husband and
children.
You
reach her via her
blog, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Pinterest
Follow her blog
for latest news and giveaways:
http://kirutayewrites.blogspot.com
Read
book excerpts and free short stories on her website:
http://www.kirutaye.com
Link to
her
Amazon author page

 

To
celebrate the release of Keeping Secrets, Kiru is giving away a goodie pack which
includes $20 Amazon gift card, signed paperback of An Engagement Challenge,
Keeping Secrets t-shirt and face cap.
Leave me
a comment to stand a chance of winning and complete the rafflecopter to enter
the contest.

 

Book Spotlight: Midwife to Destiny by Nana Prah

 

Midwife to Destiny
by
Nana Prah
Destiny Series, Book 1
Contemporary Romance, Multicultural

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Ghanaian nurse Aurora ‘Ora’ Aikins never expected to find the love of her life while on
vacation in South Africa. Engaged to another and believing that love has no
place in her life, she returns to Ghana, and puts duty and honor first.
Three years later, Dr. Jason Lartey still can’t get Ora out of his mind or his heart.
After learning she never married, he takes a risk and moves to Ghana hoping to
rekindle what they started. His sudden appearance in Ora’s Emergency Department
sends sparks flying all over again.

 

They’re in the same country, working in the same hospital, and together but distance
creeps between them. Can they make their destined love one for the ages?  
 
 
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The pain pulsing through Aurora ‘Ora’ Aikins’ injured wrist transitioned into a
delicious, unfamiliar tingle when Dr. Lartey touched it.
“It’s just my luck to come on vacation and get hurt,” she huffed in frustration as
she forced herself to not sigh at the pleasure his gentle probing touch evoked.
“You were very lucky. The x-ray shows your wrist isn’t broken, but you sustained a
very bad sprain so you have to be careful with it,” he said, sounding all
business-like.
Each time he touched her wrist, her stomach twisted and her awareness of him as a
man, with the need to get to know him better, intensified.
These sensations unnerved her but the gorgeous man she had the privilege of calling
her doctor seemed unaffected.
His confident stride had drawn her attention when he’d entered the consulting room.
His spicy, with a citrusy undertone, cologne filled the sterile hospital air,
making her nostrils flare to take in more of his unique scent. Deep brown eyes
had perused her chart as she’d taken in his short-cropped hair, high
cheekbones, and thick lips that brought kissing into her mind. Dark smooth skin
rivalled the richness of high quality chocolate.
Ora scanned the emergency room cubicle, which had become smaller with the doctor’s
broad-shouldered, towering stature, for cameras. Could she be on a reality TV
show? Starring in one had never been a life objective, but the crew might have
caught her unaware. No visible cameras, but those producers were sneaky and
could place one inside a stethoscope.
 
Nana  Prah was born in Ghana, West Africa, raised in the US and currently resides in
Ghana where she loves her job as a writer and nurse educator. She has been
writing since she can remember (in her journal) and has been an avid reader of
romance novels since the eighth grade. She has finally been able to utilize the
years and years of inadvertent research into writing her own romance novels
where love always conquers all.
Twitter:
@NanaPrah

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Totally Tantalizing Tuesday – Kellan Lutz

Typically, when one of my best buddies, Author DC Stone and I double team a lucky guy for Man Candy Monday and Totally Tantalizing Tuesday, we plan it. However, this week it just seemed like our brains (and perhaps our libidos) were working in unison when we selected this week’s eye candy. That’s right! This week is dedicated to Kellan Lutz! And I must admit, my efforts in finding photos to post were worth every single second.

He’s acted in some television shows like CSI, Summerland and Six Feet Under back in 2004 and 2005. He played in some movies in his early years, but it was his role as Emmett Cullen in the Twilight movies that really brought him to the forefront. At 29, he’s been in several roles, but one of his biggest adventures appears to be his role as Hercules. I might add… he’s definitely trained well for that role. His body is to die for! And he will be in the next The Expendables. He is one busy dude! But he also seems to have a soft side despite the Herculean body!  Enjoy! And don’t forget to click DC Stone’s Man Candy Monday post if you want to see just a little more of Kellen Lutz! 🙂

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Yummy!

 

 

 

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Hercules! Hercules!

 

 

 

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OMG! This picture is freaking adorable!

 

 

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He looks good as a blondie! He looks good as a brownie!

 

 

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First time ever I’ve wanted to be a piece of watermelon!

 

 

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This is exactly how I like my men! Cap, hoodie and a little scruff! Delish!

 

 

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Hell Yes!

Totally Tantalizing Tuesday – Noah Mills

This last week has been sort of a whirlwind for me. I’ve had some craziness at work that has had me wrapped up instead of writing. But such is the life of the part-time author when the other job pays all the bills! 🙂 Anywho… it’s Tuesday and nothing beats that this week. I’ve got a real Canadian hottie to tantalize us this week. NOAH MILLS!

He’s modeled for Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Versace and Michael Kors.He’s also played on the television series 2 Broke Girls and played opposite Samantha in Sex in the City 2. He’s got a versatile face that looks handsome clean shaven or with facial hair. His eyes are fierce, his jaw strong and his hair is begging to have fingers run through it. He looked familiar but now I’m sure we’ll all remember his name. Enjoy!

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And guess who Noah’s friends with????

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That’s right! One of our favorites… David Gandy!

Totally Tantalizing Tuesday – Joe Manganiello

Minutes bleed into hours. Hours bleed into days. And days bleed into weeks. Here we are at another Totally Tantalizing Tuesday and the first one in the month of May! Can anyone believe it’s already May?! This year is zipping by! All the more reason to take some time out of your busy schedule to enjoy a little Man Candy! This week’s tantalizer is one of my favorites… Joe Manganiello.

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Joe is one of the finest specimens of man I’ve ever seen. He was born and raised in the Pittsburgh, PA area, which is a hop, skip and a jump from my neck of the woods in northeastern Ohio. Aside from that, we also share our love for the Pittsburgh Steelers… all the more reason to love you, Joe!

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Wave that terrible towel, Joe! Wave it high!

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This is a man who works hard for his body… and it’s killer!

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But he also cleans up and looks damn sexy in a three piece suit

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Nothing quite like a man at the beach! Come to west Florida! We have one of the best beaches in the world, Joe! 😉

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Hope you enjoyed this little break in your day and that Joe was able to put a little pep in your step. If you missed out on DC Stone’s Man Candy Monday, no worries. She has Scottish hottie Gerard Butler! Don’t miss out!  http://www.authordcstone.com

Enjoy your week!

 

 

 

 

 

What Happens in the C.O.V.E.N. Stays in the C.O.V.E.N

 

Casey Moss is with us today on the Spicy Butterfly Garden to talk to about her new Evernight Publishing urban fantasy release, Open World – C.O.V.E.N. that will be out this May. I’ll be honest, urban fantasy is a new genre for me, but the story sounds completely intriguing. Welcome Casey!

The world of C.O.V.E.N.(Clans of Vegas – Endless Night) first appeared in Evernight Publishing’s anthology Keyboards & Kink (available here: http://www.evernightpublishing.com/keyboards-and-kink/ & at other fine e-tailers) in Casey’s story, AFK.

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In AFK, we saw a peek into I-D-8 Entertainment’s in-production MMORPG: Clans of Vegas – Endless Night, also known as C.O.V.E.N. when Beth and another gamer got sucked into the game for real.

Now, in Open World, the employees have joined together for a LAN party to test the game. For definitions on the computer gaming term open world, check out http://www.techopedia.com/definition/3952/sandbox-gaming). Here’s a look into the story…

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The world has broken out in wars. Las Vegas has been ravaged by chemical warfare and is now home to several clans and creatures.

Welcome to I-D-8 Entertainment’s newest game: Clans of Vegas—Endless Night.

Friends and family have gathered for a crunch time playtest of C.O.V.E.N.. When a horrible thunderstorm hits, everyone’s sucked into the game for real. In the MMORPG, Hope Collins is kidnapped by Buzz and forced to submit to his whims. Her boyfriend, Alden, has to delay his quest of defeating a clan’s prince to save her, but time and circumstance don’t seem to be on his side. Faith Collins is bombarded by strange dreams brought on by Buzz. Her boyfriend, Tavis, learns to dream walk, but can he help break the spell she’s under and save her before she’s lost to him?

C.O.V.E.N. is more than just a game. It’s a whole other world.

For unedited peeks into the C.O.V.E.N. series, visit: http://caseymossbooks.blogspot.com/search/label/Open%20World

Stay tuned to Casey’s links below for the release date to be announced!

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ABOUT CASEY:

Casey Moss delves into the darker aspects of life in her writing, sometimes basing the stories on reality, sometimes on myth. No matter the path, her stories will take you on a journey from the light-hearted paranormal to dark things unspeakable. What waits around the corner? Come explore…

 

~ Links ~ Website: http://caseymossbooks.com/

Blog: http://caseymossbooks.blogspot.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/author.CaseyMoss

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CaseyMoss_