Danita Minnis – Indulge Your Muse

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3:00 a.m., when inspiration is both a blessing and a curse,
you don’t want to
quibble over who gets the Stradivarius, or who gets Angel. But some things just
cannot be ignored. Leave Angel hanging over a cliff while I get 40 winks (well,
2 winks, to be exact)? Not on her watch. Angel is no angel.

and then there’s my muse. I’ll just let her do the talking:


I’ve got an idea, and she’s sleeping… 

should probably let her sleep. Danita doesn’t like it when her muse bombards
her with musings while she’s getting those 2 winks. But this can’t wait.

too busy at work during the day to hear me. Later, we had a heart-wrenching
scene of betrayal to re-write. Honestly, it took so much out of me that I had
to leave her to it.

here she is, comfy-cozy wrapped in slumber, notepad and pen at the ready on the
bedside night table. What to do, what to do….

‘I’ll wake her up,’ Angel’s British accent is
clipped with mischief, but red-rouged lips turn up in a moue when Falcon wraps
his arms around her.

smile gratefully at Falcon, who is never very far away from his Angel. He’ll
keep her busy this night. Anyway, Danita has heard quite enough from Ms. Your
Way or the Highway. Besides, who is better than me – her muse – to get the
point across?

dream is what we need now… Orange talons reach to the sky, turning day into
fiery night. I almost turn away from this re-written scene of devastation
Danita has not yet gotten out of her system. Through the flames I go, holding
my breath through the smell of brimstone and closing my ears against the cries of
the dying.

the other side, I wait for Angel’s mum, Amelie. The flames die down as Amelie
approaches. The sky lightens to purple pink.

sighs, turning on her side. It won’t always be this way, but Amelie’s peaceful
interlude is just right for my idea.

must see beyond the storm that is il Dragone, before the blood of the Cardiff’s
was spilled. To the beginning and Angel’s father Roman and the other sentinels,
to family birthright and promises made but unfulfilled.

under the cover, a hand emerges, searching for the notepad on the night table.

is still dark but Danita will not turn on the light. She has another hour
before the alarm will sound to start her day. But this can’t wait. Now she
knows how to stop il Dragone.

puts the pen down just as the alarm sounds. Even though I am her beloved muse,
I’m feeling a bit like naughty Angel for invading her dreams. I’m away before
she notices.

will forgive me, she always does. She indulges her muse. Don’t you?


Angel blurb

Angelina is a classical violinist and daughter of a dynasty with
one passion; her Stradivarius.

Falcon wants the Stradivarius in her possession, and goes
undercover to track down a thief. But he is not the only killer in search of
the violin.

il Dragone, a devil-worshiping cult, wants revenge for a past only
they can remember.

Angelina wants to go unrecognized when she leaves her family’s
Yorkshire estate to play in a symphony in Italy. But the Stradivarius, a gift
from her deceased instructor, opens a door to hatred that is centuries old.

Falcon’s Angel is a paranormal romance of love that ended in
tragedy in eighteenth century England. That love is tested in a fight of good
versus evil some two hundred years later. This time around Falcon and Angel
have an opportunity to learn something that can put a stop to the cycle of
murder and mayhem.

Falcon’s Angel is available now. Read an excerpt here.

Liquid Silver Books: http://www.liquidsilverbooks.com/books/falconsangel.htm

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Falcons-Angel-ebook/dp/B0086WG6N4/ref=la_B008EAB4Q2_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1344173645&sr=1-1

Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/falcons-angel-danita-minnis/1111632374?ean=9781595789426

Cardiff Family Series

am editing Entwined, the second novel in the Cardiff Family series. Angel’s
parents wait somewhat impatiently to explain her unique ancestry in their story.
Her uncle is on the verge of becoming immortal. He and I are still debating
that outcome in Book Three: Dark Rising.

Danita’s Bio

If you asked me which is easier, writing songs or writing novels,
I would say it was the former.
Melodies and rhymes are second nature. What my
characters want is another thing entirely. With my debut novel,
Falcon’s Angel, I learned to listen to
my spunky heroine and sinfully
confident hero. They’re funny and in danger, and that’s just the way they want
it. Lesson learned: don’t try to save them.

When I’m not writing, I exercise my lungs at my
son’s soccer matches and our favorite theme park, because everyone knows it’s
easier on the stomach to scream your way down a roller coaster.

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Falcon’s Angel Tour & Giveaway: The Winners!

But first…a Special Thank You to some really great folks who helped make my first tour a success. If you don’t know them already, you need to meet them, tweet them, or blog with them. In name order, just follow your ABC’s

    Kayelle Allen – Romance Lives Forever
Marilyn Bostick – Sugar Free Reading
                             Brittany Carrigan – The Cover and Everything in Between
I also want to thank each and every wonderful reader who came out to play with me and support my debut novel Falcon’s Angel over the last three days! It is my pleasure and honor to meet you all.

Now, on to my fabulous winners! Their prizes are winging their way via cyberspace!
1. Brittany C. – a copy of Falcon’s Angel

2. Jill W. – a $5 Amazon gift card

3. Charlina V. – a $5 Amazon gift card

4. Lindsay A. – a copy of Falcon’s Angel

Elodie Parkes: Millie Reinvented & The Horoscope Writer

Welcome Elodie! Tell us a little about why you
write erotic romance.

I started writing when I was seventeen. I
never did anything like submitting to publishers etc. until I was about twenty-five
and then queried to no avail.

I started writing again seriously a couple of
years ago because I had so many stories in my head.

I have published three erotic romance books
to date and I am working on another book right now.

They are available on Amazon kindle. I love
eBooks myself, and it’s rare now for me to buy a paperback or hardback.

I read heaps myself from across all types of


For my own writing people and emotions
inspires me. The complexity of life spurs me to write.

I find the world harsh. There’s not enough
love in it. Lots of people never find love. I write love stories with happy
endings to spread a little lightness around.

For instance my book ‘Millie
inspired through my day job.

I was talking to a young woman who was in the
antiques shop where I work and she was buying a little sculpture of two lovers
kissing. She said she had to have it because it was so nice to look at, as her
husband didn’t even kiss her anymore. I couldn’t say anything I just wrapped
the item, and stored the thought until the story burst out onto my laptop.

My books fall into the category of erotic
romance because I do write the sex scenes graphically and that’s because I want
the love the characters feel to show up properly in my stories.

I think too that readers have become used to reading more. They don’t
want the description of the romance to stop at the bedroom door.

My latest release ‘The Horoscope Writer’ was inspired by signs along a country road
when I was out driving one day in another county.

The main characters just started to flow into
my head and by the time I had driven home, which was a three hour journey
through the countryside, I had the book and characters completely ready.

Dominic Reed the horoscope writer is
desperate for love. He doesn’t know he has never had the kind of love he
suddenly finds with Cassie the female lead character. It ignites a sexual
passion in him he didn’t know he could feel.

My books do contain graphic sex in the love scenes but they are love
scenes, romantic and the characters are driven by love.

‘The Horoscope

is about a man, Dominic, who is a writer and has lots of different writing jobs
for magazines amongst which is that of horoscope writing. He is a lonely soul,
living in the country on a funny country lane where a few artisan’s workshops
are. Fortunately he has a friend there too, Jeremy, who has a workshop, design
studio there on the lane.

Dominic is lonely. His last relationship
broke up a couple of years prior to the opening of the story and he really
wants love.

There is a workshop to let on the lane and
Cassie comes along to rent it.

Dominic is instantly attracted to her when he
sees her in Jeremy’s office and she finds Dominic irresistible.

There is a mild paranormal streak running
through what is an erotic romance because Dominic has been influenced by his
great uncle who was also a horoscope writer.

This is a love story, erotic and enticing.

EXCERPT 18+ From The Horoscope Writer


“Can I get you anything Cassie? Coffee?”

She smiled at him thinking he had perhaps
changed his mind about going to bed together.

“Okay coffee is good” she answered.

Dominic washed his hands and made coffee.
Cassie watched him.

“If you’ve changed your mind Dominic it’s
okay”, she told him. It was what Dominic needed.

He went to her and held her head to kiss her.
The kiss was like nectar to Cassie and she began to put her hand up inside his
sweater to reach his skin. Dominic held her head with one hand kissing her
almost desperately as he used the other hand to unzip her jeans and push them
down her thighs. Cassie unzipped his jeans. Dominic felt almost lightheaded, he
couldn’t stop kissing her, and he put his hand down inside her underwear to
press his palm against her lower stomach.

Cassie gasped and searched for a way to lower
his jeans and feel his hard bottom. She felt his fingers reach her entrance and
she parted her legs a little so that he could push them into her.

Dominic’s voice was a whisper.

“Cassie let’s go to bed. I want to feel you
naked against me. I need you”.

She nodded slightly as his face was still
against hers. She moaned involuntarily as he took his fingers from her.

Dominic took her jacket, and put it over the
back of a kitchen chair.

Cassie pulled her jeans up leaving them

Dominic held her hand to lead her up to his
bedroom. The staircase was surprisingly wide, and they could walk up there side
by side. Dominic’s room was at the end of the landing, and he pushed the door
open with the side of his body as he turned to hold Cassie again and kiss her.

Somehow, though it wasn’t clear how to either
of them when they thought about it later, they undressed, and lay clasped
against each other on the bed breathing into each other’s mouths when the
sensation of being skin to skin overwhelmed them for a few moments.

Dominic traced his fingers down her stomach
reaching her entrance to find she was wet for him. His lips found hers and their
tongues touched gently as his fingers began to work magic on Cassie. She moved
against his palm and made little sounds into his kiss as she reached for him.
He thrust into her hands and they both groaned with need.

“Cassie wait I’ll find a condom”, he said, as
she began to whisper her need to him.

“Dominic I need you inside me now”, she
whispered over, and over as she kissed him.

Her hands felt cool on him and he was still
thrusting his hips as he moved his fingers in her. Cassie was close to coming
and she kissed Dominic shaking a little against his lips.

“Dominic I’m going to—”. He knew, and he
decided to give her that first.

He kissed her tenderly and moved his thumb
over her bud, his fingers deep inside her. “Cassie I know, let go, do it”, he
whispered, and left his lips soft against her mouth as she moaned and thrust on
his fingers coming. It seemed to last a long time and Dominic liked that. He
looked at her with love as she finally opened her eyes and smiled a little at

He wanted to be inside her and he reached
over her to the drawer in the bedside table to find a condom. He couldn’t find
one, and because he was kissing Cassie as she stroked his erection, he stopped
kissing her to look into the drawer. Cassie took the opportunity to move down his
body and take him into her mouth. She felt his intake of breath as she did it
and held his hips still before moving a hand to hold him low on his shaft and
suck him.

Dominic let the feeling of complete pleasure
soothe his worry about not finding a condom. He held Cassie’s head gently with
his hands in her hair. As he looked down at her, Cassie shifted her body and
moved her leg over his so that he could feel her entrance wet against the top
of his shin. Her hair fell over his lower stomach. She was doing amazing things
with her tongue and his gaze fell on the lovely curve of her bottom and length
of her satiny thighs. Dominic felt his orgasm rise up from his thighs as
Cassie’s hair feathered across them. The sensation rippled up him all the way
to his lips and he groaned. Cassie kept him in her mouth until she knew he had
completely finished. She had never known quite what to do with the mouthful of
seed and this seemed like such a lot. Without thinking too much about it she
swallowed and then kissed up his stomach and chest until she nuzzled against
his throat.

Dominic could feel her moving gently against
his thigh and sighed at the pleasure it gave him to feel her damp entrance on
his skin.

“Cassie”, he whispered, as she sucked a
little at the base of his throat.

She waited.

“Cassie”, he whispered again, and he lifted
her gently up so that her head was level with his. He kissed her tenderly and
then kept her cuddled against him. They both closed their eyes and lay quietly
together until they slept for a short time.

Copyright Elodie Parkes 2012 

Elodie Parkes

Elodie lives in Canterbury, United Kingdom. It’s famous for the Cathedral, Chaucer, and there is a UNESCO world heritage site, which includes the ancient ruins of St. Augustine’s Abbey and St. Martin’s Church. There is also a ruined castle. It’s a pretty place too and the coast nearby is great.

She works in an antiques shop and writes. Elodie has two dogs that keep her fit with their need for walks. 

Elodie writes romance, contemporary and always erotic with a twist of mystery, paranormal, and suspense now and then. She likes to make the story unusual in some way, by a quirk in the tale.  

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Danita Minnis: Falcon’s Angel Tour and G*I*V*E*A*W*A*Y Day 3 – Sugar Free Reading

The tour continues at Marilyn’s Sugar Free Reading Blog! Come see why I believe not all witches are bad. 

Oh, and Falcon and Angel are tussling again…they love that kind of stuff.

I’m having so much fun sharing my journey of discovery, inspiration and my hero and heroine, Falcon and Angel. And it’s great talking to you wonderful readers!

Tour Schedule

Wed. Sept. 12th-  The Cover and Everything in Between

Thur. Sept. 13th-  Romance Lives Forever

Fri. Sept. 14th-  Sugar Free Reading 

Have you entered the drawing for giveaways? Enter a comment and your email address for a chance to win a copy of Falcon’s Angel or a $5 Amazon gift card. Four lucky winners will be picked during the tour!

Danita Minnis on Romance Lives Forever – Day 2 Tour & G*i*v*e*a*w*a*y!

The tour continues as I visit Kayelle Allen’s beautiful blog Romance Lives Forever – come talk to me! I am doing giveaways at all tour stops!

Tour Schedule

Wed. Sept. 12th-  The Cover and Everything in Between

Thur. Sept. 13th-  Romance Lives Forever

Fri. Sept. 14th-  Sugar Free Reading 

Join me and I will take you on a journey of discovery to my inspiration, my hero Falcon and my heroine Angel. Enter a comment and your email address for a chance to win a copy of Falcon’s Angel or a $5 Amazon gift card. Visit all stops on the tour to increase your chances of winning and remember to leave an email address so I can contact four lucky winners!

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Danita Minnis: Falcon’s Angel G*i*v*e*a*w*a*y! Sept. 12th & 13th

I am so excited to be on the road with my paranormal romance debut Falcon’s Angel, hosted by the Mistresses of Passion. Meeting great readers like you just sweetens the pot – I am doing giveaways at both tour stops!

Tour Schedule

Wed. Sept. 12th-  The Cover and Everything in Between

Thur. Sept. 13th-  Romance Lives Forever

Join me and I will take you on a journey of discovery to my inspiration, my hero Falcon and my heroine Angel. Enter a comment and your email address for a chance to win a
copy of Falcon’s Angel or a $5 Amazon gift card. Visit both stops on the tour to
increase your chances of winning and remember to leave an email address so I
can contact four lucky winners!

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Gemma K. Murray: Keeper of the Golden Dragon’s Heart

Character Interview

Anastasia has an interesting story to tell.

1.     What is your Anastasia like? Oh goodness, Anastasia is sassy, brazen, and bold. She’s the daughter of a puma shifter and a witch, so her life hasn’t been exactly easy. She has the wonderful ability of being all warm and feminine, but her backbone is made of pure steel.

2.     What does Anastasia do best? What is the perfect location for this action? Ana puts up with the Golden boys. They’ve been her pseudo-brothers since she was 12. I love the way she gives all of their teasing right back to them. 

3.     What drives Anastasia to do the things they do? Her love for the family who took her in when she was orphaned. She is so dedicated to showing them she is appreciative of that fact without being overly so.

4.     You are introduced to Anastasia. Is she happy to meet you? Heck, no!*grin* Ana and I didn’t see eye to eye from the start. She was bound and determined I had to tell her story, but as soon as I went off course from where she intended to lead me, she shut down. She may be a little happier to see me now, but I can’t make any promises.

5.     What is Anastasia’s favorite guilty pleasure? Sweets! Ana loves everything sweet. From her cinnamon rolls to pancakes to her chocolate (Book 2), Ana cannot get enough sugary things. Oops, she whispering to me, “Don’t forget about my man, Bowie. He’s kind of sweet, too.”

6.     How would Anastasia describe herself? She says she is pure pussycat until you cross her. She loves her family and would lay down her life if she needed to in order to keep them safe. She’s intelligent, but she’s worried her witch skills will kill somebody someday unless she learns her craft.

7.     What is Anastasia’s weakness? Her heart. Ana loves so easily, but it takes her a long time to trust people.

8.    Where does Anastasia go to regroup/unwind? Either the woods around Cedar River or the lake. She can clear her mind and let loose.

9.    What does Anastasia live for? Her family and the community of Cedar River

10.  What will Anastasia kill for? The same.


A Few Questions for Anastasia

1.      If you could have one super power in your existence, what would it be? I’m a puma shifter with witch powers. I think I’m pretty awesome as is. 

2.      A biography has been written about you. What do you think the title would be in six words or less? Keeper of the Golden Dragon’s Heart.

3.  If money were not an object, where would you most like to live? I would live exactly where I am, Cedar River, Michigan, Upper Peninsula, USA.

4.      I can never leave Bowie because he is the love of my life.

5.      The next time I want to drive Bowie crazy, I will steal his ’69 Camaro and lead him out onto an old country road so I can seduce him.

6.  Why do I always insist on teasing Bowie? (Because it is so much fun.)

7.      My favorite flavor is real maple syrup because it reminds me of Mama’s breakfasts.

8.      love being a puma because I have the ability to see things normal humans may miss.

9.      How much teasing can you take? Why? I can take a lot. I grew up with Bowie and his three brothers. They can drive a girl crazy, trust me, but I learned early on to hand it right back to them.

10.  Name one thing you must do before you die, and why. Make sure that Cedar River and the surrounding world is safe for my children and grandchildren. Why? Don’t you want the same for your family? There areso many close-minded people who just can’t stand it if someone is different. Cedar River and its residents aren’t perfect, but they loved me and kept me safe. Every child should know that sort of life.

Keeper of the Golden Dragon’s Heart blurb:

The Upper Peninsula of Michigan seems like it is another country. The rawness and beauty of the land draws people from every walk of life. What most people don’t realize is there is a little town nestled on the banks of Lake Superior that an entire group of supernatural beings call home. Shifters of every shape and size live there. They raise their families there. Tourists come from near and far to visit the quaint town of Cedar River, Michigan. The tourists never realize they are walking among some of the most unusual beings on earth.

Bowie Golden is a dragon shifter who is in charge of Cedar River’s safety. Until now, the biggest threat to anyone’s safety was Anastasia Plum, a witch/puma-shifter. She has been the town hellraiser since she was a teenager. Now someone has discovered the secret the residents of Cedar River keep for one another. These radicals are determined to eradicate the entire town. It’s up to Bowie to keep them all safe.

Ana has always idolized Bowie. She may have stirred up trouble from time to time, but Bowie or one of his brothers would always get her out of the trouble she was in. One day, it happened. The unthinkable, the unimaginable occurred. Anastasia Plum fell for the “golden” boy. What an unlikely duo- the sheriff and the hellraiser!

Just as these two discover their passion for one another, a group of people is determined to keep them apart. It’s up to Ana to prove that she is the only Keeper of the Golden Dragon’s Heart.


Gemma’s Bio:

I was born and raised in a small town in lower Michigan. A farmer’s daughter, my greatest ambitions were to become a large animal vet and to read every book ever written. The veterinarian dream fell by the wayside, but I’m still working on reading every book I can get my hot little hands on.

But I’m a dreamer…I love to sit and look out the windows, daydreaming about what could be. I love getting tangled in my dreams when I fall asleep at night. That is how Keeper of the Golden Dragon’s Heart came to be. It started with a dream and spun into something beautiful.


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And the Winner is…

Donna Sing!

Congratulations, Donna Sing, the winner of my site’s Romance
the Hop prize.
Donna won a copy of my debut paranormal romance Falcon’s Angel.

Thank you to all the wonderful commenters for visiting my site, formally known
as Romance The Book Blog. I changed the name to plain, old Danita Minnis.
It was great to hear from each and every one of you – I love these hops!
Hope to see you again in October for the next one!

Romancing The H*O*P Blog H*O*P!

is your favorite thing about Romance? Join the hop and we authors will share our
romantic tips and favorite romance reads! Starting on Friday, August 31st and ending on Monday, September 3rd, over 100 Authors and Bloggers will share their favorite
things about romance, reading romance, and dating.

while we do that, we are EACH doing a giveaway. That’s right – there will be
over 100 giveaways on each blog!

that’s not all….

have THREE grand prizes. You as a reader can go to EACH blog and
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3rd Grand Prize:
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ALL of that! Whoot! Be sure to come back here on Friday and over the weekend to
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Browse through my favorite romance novels for a chance to win a copy of my paranormal romance debut Falcon’s Angel.

Chivalry is NOT dead, Ladies…

a romance author, I’ve read my share of flowing gowns in sprawling meadows and scenes
full of tall, dark and handsome. And I never get tired of them. I am in love with
love! My favorite books romance me, again and again. To this day, I cannot put
these books down once I start reading. Browse through this collection of
stories for my favorite things about romance and fall in love again.


by Daphne du Maurier
– Mr. and Mrs. de Winter, an innocent bride and a man with
a past. This haunting romantic tragedy
plays out on a desolate Cornish coast and has everything I need in a meal, gothic
mystery, unconditional love and so much more.


in Shining Armor by Jude Deveraux
– When heartbroken Dougless Montgomery met
her sixteenth century knight in an old English church it took my breath away. He
rescues the modern girl in this moving tale of the power of love.

by Jude Deveraux
– yes, two Deveraux books back to back, just love her work! If
you like reincarnation and the promise of love-everlasting read this book of soul mates. And guess what? They find
each other and recognize each other. Enjoy travelling the eras with Hayden
Lane and her man. Just beautiful to behold.


in Amber by Diana Gabaldon
– Time-travel has always fascinated me as much as
lush lands and romantic eras. You will find all of that in this story. Claire
travels back in time to eighteenth century France, where she and her husband
Jamie plot against Bonnie Prince Charlie. Another haunting romance and if you
haven’t read this one, suffice it to say you can taste the longing in their lives across the centuries.

Flame and the Flower by Kathleen Woodiwiss
– From Georgian England to a
plantation in the Carolinas, Heather and her stern Captain Brandon fight. She
is the one who sought refuge in the
arms of a dangerous man, now she must deal with his unrestrained passion. A
must read, this book tore down sexual barriers in historical novels.

Did you spy my favorite
things about romance? 

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