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Going Visiting!

Louisa and I have decided to visit some of our fellow authors! Louisa has a release in late June, so she’s booked herself pretty heavily. Our schedules so far:

Olivia:

May 30th Dena Garson

June 11th Marie Tuhart

June 15th Marie Sexton

June 22nd G.B Miller

July 3rd James Hatch

Louisa:

May 23rd Seven Sexy Sins

June 5th Rachel Leigh

June 25th Maggie Nash

June 26th S. Dora

June 27th Jennifer Jakes

June 28th Virginia Cavanaugh

June 29th Sarah Grimm

We’ll be making updates and planning July soon! If you’d like one or both of us to visit you, email me on liv@oliviaventura.net

Catch A Shooting Star!

In just a few days, Catch a Shooting Star will be released by Ellora’s Cave Blush! Nathan and Jess are two of my favorite characters, and telling their story was a lot of fun.

Social misfit Jessamy James pays the bills with a cleaning job so she can do what she really loves—tell stories to children. She meets NFL superstar Nathan Powell while cleaning his house. Jess has never met a man with so much trust in the world, and he’s never met anyone he couldn’t charm. Outwardly, they’re complete opposites, but Nathan is intrigued by Jess’ reclusive attitude, and she’s drawn to his open personality. The attraction between them is inevitable.

When Nathan is dragged into a drug scandal, Jess is caught up in the media storm and finds her own vocation slipping through her fingers. As they struggle together to clear his name and rescue both their careers, they discover things about themselves that only strengthen the bond between them.

In honor of release day, on the 15th – really close now! – I’m giving away a $10 Amazon gift card. What do you have to do? At the bottom of this post there are buttons to share on Facebook or Twitter. Click on one of them, and you go into the draw! The giveaway is open until Sunday 18th March.

In the meantime, click here for an excerpt!

Catch a Shooting Star excerpt

Wow! My baby brother is now a married man, and I’m finally catching up again! First off, huge congratulations to Jon and Mala. I love you both, and seeing you together is inspiration for a thousand books.
So now, on to the fun part! Catch a Shooting Star is due for release on March 15th and I have the excerpt right here…I hope you enjoy it!

The penis pointed right at her.
Jess was on her hands and knees, scrubbing the kitchen floor, when she looked up and saw it. Semi-erect and bobbing in her direction.
It was attached to a man, of course. A totally built, gloriously naked and sleepy-looking man, stumbling across the room, very likely about to trip over her.
“Watch it!”
He yelped and leapt about a mile in the air. Jess scuttled backward to avoid being stepped on, and sat back on her heels.
The man clutched his chest and stared at her. “Who the hell are you?”
“I’m your cleaner.” Wasn’t that kind of obvious?
He shook his head. “Oh no, you’re not. Mrs. Poole is my cleaner.”
She smiled pityingly. “Mrs. Poole won the lottery and quit. She’s decided to move to Ireland and become a poet.” He looked incredulous. Having met Mrs. Poole, Jess knew why. “The cleaning company assigned me to take over.”
He looked her over, seemingly unimpressed. She knew what he was seeing—spiky short ink-black hair, pale skin, blue eyes. Body like a twelve-year-old boy, dressed in ripped and faded jeans. Multiple piercings in each ear, one in her nose, and her left eyebrow—he couldn’t see the belly or nipple ones—tattoo peeking out the neck of a baggy t-shirt that was once black but now washed out to a dingy grey.
“And you are?”
She sighed. She’d really hoped to avoid seeing him. “Jess.”
An eyebrow lifted. It seemed incongruous combined with his nudity.
“Just Jess?”
“Jess James.”
He smirked. “Really? Jessie James?”
As if she’d never heard that before. “Actually, it’s Jessamy.” She spoke through gritted teeth. He really rubbed her the wrong way. And his dick was still hanging out there!
“Jessamy,” he repeated and smiled. “That’s really pretty.”
His expression had softened, and she looked away, embarrassed.
He suddenly seemed to realize that he was starkers.
“Uh—I’ll just…” He hightailed it back out of the kitchen, and she admired his very tight ass as it went.
She knew who he was, of course. That was partly why the cleaning company had chosen her to take this job, because she knew and didn’t care. She’d never been a fan of sports, and football was a complete mystery to her. The fact that Nathan Powell was the client meant nothing in her world.
He came back, wearing a pair of boxers and nothing else. Surely he could have taken the time to get properly dressed, but he seemed perfectly happy to flaunt his tanned, toned and muscled body. He leaned his hips against the bench, crossed his arms over his chest.
It made his biceps flex.
“So,” he said, “I guess we’d better work this out.”

Sound good? You can buy CaSS here from March 15th!

Cover art for Catch a Shooting Star

I have been given an amazing cover for Catch a Shooting Star – it completely captures Nathan and Jess’s personalities! I’d love to hear what you think…

I also have a release date: March 15th! Not too far away, so keep checking in for upcoming promo and giveaways! On release day, you’ll be able to buy CaSS here.

Inter-Office Relations on Sale now!

Today’s the day: Inter-Office Relations by Louisa Masters is now available from The Wild Rose Press! Buy it here.

And visit Lyndi Alexander’s blog – Louisa’s being interviewed there today, and will be giving one lucky commenter a title of their choice from Lyndi’s backlist!

Woo-hoo

Read and Rave – Backstage Pass by Olivia Cunning

Wowie! I looooved this book, to the point that I’ve read it seven or eight times in the past two months.

Sadly, it was one of those books that people kept recommending, and I was strangely hesitant to read. I finally gave in – and boy, was it worth it! It’s the first in her Sinners on Tour series, following the members of HOT rock band Sinners.

A quick blurb – from Olivia’s site:

Human Sexuality Professor, Myrna Evans, wants nothing but a weekend of hot, no-strings-attached sex with Sinners’ sensual lead guitarist, but Brian Sinclair is looking for something more permanent than a one-night stand.  Unable to compose music for months, when Brian makes love to uninhibited Myrna, he hears exquisite guitar riffs and finger-burning solos.  In Myrna, he’s found his muse.

Majorly sexy Brian is a “romantic retard”, and I’ve always been attracted to sensitive men – with an edge. Myrna’s been burned before. One of my favorite line(s) in the book is Brian’s repeated variation on “wanna go to Vegas and get married?”

And let’s not forget the insane amount of hot, steamy sex! I definitely recommend this one – it’s a one-night read.

On another note, Inter-Office Relations by Louisa Masters is released on Friday! Check out the excerpt and blurb at Louisa’s site, www.louisamasters.com

Release date and excerpt for Inter-Office Relations

I now have the official word: Inter-Office Relations by Louisa Masters will be available for sale on Friday, 9th December 2011! That’s only two weeks away!

Louisa’s going to be doing some blog touring and appearances, so keep an eye on her website for her schedule. There will, of course, be giveaways involved!

Head over to www.louisamasters.com for the excerpt. We hope it has you begging for more!

What to read, what to read…

Last week, when I should have been writing (naughty me!) I was instead embarking on a re-reading marathon.

I started with Julie Garwood’s Buchanan family books…Heartbreaker, Mercy and the rest. She has another release due soon–Julie, I was devastated in January when I realised that I’d have to wait a few more months!

Then I moved on to Nalini Singh’s Psy/Changeling series. Mainly because Hawke and Sienna’s book is due in just a few short weeks (yippeee!)

After that I re-read Eloisa James’ When Beauty Tamed Beast, because Beauty and the Beast is my absolute favourite fairy tale, and Eloisa always tells a great story.

This past weekend I’ve been working my way through Lisa Kleypas’ Hathaway family–Poppy and Harry’s story is my favourite, but Win and Merripen are a close second.

So my question is…what do I read next? There are a few books on my buy list that have to wait until payday, but I need something to keep me busy until then.

Maybe I should get back to writing…

Fabulous news & help, please!

Well, I just heard the best news–The Wild Rose Press want to contract my novella, Conference Room B!

Conference Room B is an erotic office romance. For those of you who haven’t stopped by my website recently (shame on you!), here’s a bit about it:

Jeannie has finally had it with her manipulative, bitchy boss, and has quit her job. The only thing left to do before she leaves: seduce her colleague, Tim.

Tim has had the hots for Jeannie for what seems like forever, so when she asks him to have sex with her in Conference Room B, he leaps at the chance. But what Jeannie meant to be one hot and heavy session quickly becomes complicated when her ex-boss is fired and she is offered the manager’s role. Now she has to face Tim again, and he is doing his utter best to convince her that inter-office relationships can be fun–and very sexy–and can take place in the most interesting places…

I had a LOT of fun writing this one! But now I need some help…TWRP would like me to ‘sexy’ up the title. So I’m running a contest. If you can think of something sexier, sultrier and snappier that suits the story, email me at liv@oliviaventura.net

All entrants will get a 2011 calender magnet for the fridge and a Miss Fix-It bookthong, and the person who submits the winning option will also get a copy of Miss Fix-It (ebook or print–you choose), plus a tote bag, mug, keyring, pen, bookthong…any anything else that catches my fancy!

I look forward to hearing from you all!

Days that make me happy…

Miss Fix-It is now up for sale in paperback! You can find it online at:
http://www.solsticebooks.com
http://www.amazon.com
http://www.barnesandnoble.com

Aussies, you can find it at the following bookstores:

Queensland:
Rosemary’s Romance Books
Shop 6, Level 1, 144 Adelaide St
Brisbane, Queensland 4000
Australia
07 3229 0088
http://www.rosemarysromancebooks.com

Victoria:
Rendezvous the Romance Bookstore
359A Lonsdale Street
Melbourne, VIC Australia 3000
W: http://www.rendezvousbooks.com
T: 03 9600 3466

NSW:
Ever After – The Romance Book Specialists
Shop 2, 8 Kenny St
Wollongong NSW 2500
Australia
Phone: 02 4225 7704
http://www.everafter.com.au

Look forward to hearing what everyone thinks!

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