Thursday, May 21, 2015

I've moved!

I've been sharing on Facebook and Twitter, but figured I owed my readers an update. The lack of posts on the blog is because I've moved. Yep, I'm over at www.landra.graf . It's my brand new site and designed more to me and the books I'm writing.

Feel free to swing by and check things out.

That being said, I'll be leaving the content up on this blog for approximately two more months and then it will disappear. I'm no longer in the slushpile, therefore this piece o'slush has rose. It's been a privileged to have regular readers, a steady slew of visitors, and now I'm ready to embark on the next adventure.

As I move forward with my writing career, I've decided to stop reviewing books, to focus more on the words. I'll still be conducting Interviews with Victoria, Thursday Reads, Funday Monday, and a hosting amazing authors.

I hope you're able to follow me on the journey.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Audiobook Release: Mancandy by Jewel Quinlan

Commercial real estate agent, Ava Baldassari, is done with being a good girl. Recently having revamped her self-image, home and wardrobe she finds there is one thing left that needs updating; her sex life. She runs into her friend and running partner, Cole, one night when she is out with a friend. A bit drunk she flirts with him and is surprised by the enthusiastic response he gives back. Things reach a point where she has to make a decision whether or not to cross a line she never has before. Ava is forty and Cole is twenty-five, is she really ready to become a cougar?

Available at: Audible ~ Amazon ~ iTunes

Or if you still prefer eBook you can find it here:

Enjoy this excerpt from Man Candy:
“I’ve been wanting to do this for a while,” he whispered in my ear, still pressed against me as he unzipped my dress.
Me too, I wanted to say. But I didn’t. I was adrift in the onslaught of sensation as he slid the fabric from me, trailing kisses down my back as it went. Making me aware as I never had been of how sensitive the skin there could be. When he reached the small of my back, he lingered, kneading my skin with his tongue and teeth. His hands ran down my legs and then back up to my breasts, and I savored the feel of his fingers. My breaths came heavier. I had been needing this for too long.
He rose and turned me toward him, towering over me. His cap was gone and his dark hair was askew, as though he had run his fingers through it, giving him that sexy just-woke-up look. I slid my fingers from the waist of his jeans, underneath his shirt, to his muscled back. The ridges of strength there were too tempting beneath my fingertips. How did he find the time to work out that much? I had to see with my own eyes. Fisting the hem of his shirt in my hands, I pulled his t-shirt up to remove it. Why should I be the only one standing here naked? With a chuckle, he complied, lifting the shirt over his head and flinging it away in the casual manner of an underwear model on TV.
Sure, I had imagined what he looked like with his shirt off, but the reality was ten times better. He had a runner build, but that was filled out with muscle. The planes of his chest were topped by strong shoulders and arms, which seemed to blossom over the lean ridges of his abdominals, creating a definite contrast. I couldn’t help reaching out and touching him. I ran my hands over his skin, tracing my way upward to the light coating of black hair on his pectorals. He leaned his pelvis into me, forehead on mine, his erection pressing into me, making me shiver with anticipation.
We were on the brink of something oh-so-good, and I was dying to plunge ahead. Yet, I hesitated. Questions burned in my mind. I tried to hold them back, knowing serious talk would ruin the moment. That lasted about two seconds before I gave in.
“Um…” I said.
He lifted his head from mine and looked at me.
I cocked my head at him. “Did you just say you’ve been wanting to do this for a while?” Had he been scoping me out all this time?
He nodded. “Who wouldn’t? Look at you. You’re gorgeous.”
The smoldering look he gave me trumped anything I observed on the physical plane. The messages coming from him on a subliminal level promised pleasure that made me squirm with heat.
“You know it’s going to be good between us, Ava,” Cole said.

About the Author:
Restless by nature, Jewel Quinlan is an avid traveler and has visited 16 countries so far. Lover of ice cream, beer and red wine she tries to stay fit when she’s not typing madly on her computer concocting another tale. In her spare time she likes to do yoga, hike, learn German and play with her spoiled Chihuahua; Penny. It is Penny’s mission in life to keep Jewel from the keyboard. But, with the help of dog-chew-making-companies, Jewel has been able to distract her canine companion and continues to get thousands of words on the page for your enjoyment.

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Monday, April 13, 2015

Funday Monday- 4/13/15

It's been a long time since I've done one of these posts, but I had a minute before bedtime and a few things to share.

1- Every so often there are causes and then there are CAUSES. The CAUSES really touch my heart and are usually tiny, small things that won't take much time. In this case I'll let a picture share the cause.

Here's some links to the book: Kindle ~ Nook ~ All Romance eBooks ~ Smashwords 
For the small price of $2.99 you get a romance story, heartfelt and deep, along with knowing your purchase goes to help someone else.

2- Another charity I'm involved in is called Scream for the Cure! This is a month-long auction event that happens from October 1st-31st. The auctions include donated books from several categories (Erotic Romance, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Horror, YA and Adult Paranormal, Urban Fantasy), plus whatever else people want to donate. This year we'll be screaming to benefiting Dyin' 2 Live. Currently, we're seeking authors, bloggers, and those who want to participate via donating to the auctions, blogging on the site during October about their cancer experiences, or spreading the word. Sign up here.

3- Outside of all the charity-activism I've been getting involved with, I've found a new time suck website that keeps me busy. There's always the need to develop banners, signs, images, etc. and if you haven't yet, I suggest you visit Canva. All the cool kids are doing it.

4- If you don't follow me on Facebook, and I'd imagine you don't, I posted a bit on some art. Not being one to rock the boat too often I do find that female superheroes in comics are extremely under-dressed. My personal opinion is that I couldn't fight crime or super villains with a thong riding up my rear every five seconds. So when THIS article and art showed up in the feed stream, I had to see and then share.

5- The last link is to my favorite website, at least when I need to unwind and let go of everything in exchange for mindless fun. For me mindless is the relaxation of a jigsaw puzzle.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Cover Reveal: WUNDER Series by AR VON

DREAMZ (Wunder 0.5) FREE at all ebook sellers

A World of Turmoil and Yearning

Wunder may have a normal life now…well, as normal as a freak of nature could have. Half zombie while her job is to hunt bloodthirsty creatures to protect the innocent. It’s the dreams that haunt her and they aren't nightmares. Wunder dreams of a man, a man made just for her. Is he real, can he be the one she‘s yearned for?

Pete’s world is a lonely one as he wrestles with the reality of being part zombie. His hatred for the creatures that killed his parents drives him to patrol the streets and wipe them all out. His life would be stark, but for the dreams he’s been having; of a woman, so sensuous, so sexy. These alluring visions have become erotic and consuming. He feels as if he made her up to keep from going crazy. Is this life of hunting the walking dead, all there is? Or is she out there, waiting…just for him?

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The Approach (Wunder #1)

Wunder isn’t your average girl, in fact, she isn’t even an average human. In a world ravaged by Zombies, she was born amidst the chaos.

Where can a girl like her find the man of her delicious dreams? She has an idea and it leads her to the hottest new club in town, where she finds what’s been missing in her life.

Pete has his own secrets to tell, and when they come together, another story unfolds while the sparks fly.

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Reunion (Wunder #2)

Wunder’s life has been far from perfect, being part Zombie in a world devastated by the plague of the walking dead. Still, she knew there was something special awaiting her, someone out there who could change everything and she did find him. Pete is everything she dreamed of and more, as she discovers passion and fulfillment for the first time in her life.

Now her life turns into a journey of discoveries. Secrets from the past come full circle and her world is changed forever. In the coming chaos, can she keep her new found happiness and the man of her dreams?

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Teamwork (Wunder #3)

Their first time as a trio. The team of Tank, Wunder and Pete will face their greatest challenge when they come up against RIP subject number 776, the deadliest Zombie yet. He's unpredictable , smart, full of cunning and has yet to be found.

While they fight for their lives, the heat between Pete and Wunder will blaze out of control.

They will discover powers within themselves brought on by being part zombie. Powers beyond even their wildest imagination.

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Instinct (Wunder #4) Coming 2015

776 has escaped from RIP, again. Wunder is missing, she just disappeared from their bed and Pete is losing it. No leads, no possibilities. His one and only focus is to find her. He plans to use their connection, the one they’ve had for decades but never really knew it until they met. He wants to try and reach her through their dreams as he’d done before.

Is there a way to get back what they shared before they even met, or is Wunder lost to him forever?


A.R.'s Links and bio

A.R. was born and raised in Bronx, NY and is the oldest daughter of two girls. She holds an Associate's Degree in Computer Science and Information Technology, which was only briefly used. She's a mother of two entertaining teen boys (as well as a lovely fawn Chihuahua, whom she considers her furry daughter.) She's also a wife to a delightfully handsome and amazingly funny man-beast. She loves anything dragon and fantasy related. In her free time she enjoys exercising, listening to music, hiking, cooking, dancing and writing. She also loves a great adventure in and out of a book!
She writes to free her mind of its constant wondering and priceless clutter. She thrives on the fact she can share some of it with readers that have the same passion for a great story.
She also loves to hear from her reader's and chat away, so feel free to reach out to her any time.

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Saturday, April 4, 2015

Cover Reveal: Rain by Taryn Kincaid

Blurb: In a world gone mad, where little remains but a vast wasteland of sand, the leader of a troop of roving warriors welcomes a brave young woman into his midst. 

Much as he burns for her, Major Clay Worthington swears to keep his distance from the mysterious woman, so sensitive even the stinging rain can wound her.

Rosina Brierly is besotted with the formidable soldier and will gladly trade her life for one torrid night of blissful passion in his arms. 

But when sleep overcomes them, will true love prevail?

Coming in May 2015 from 

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Interviews with Victoria: Thomas and Kata from The Bodyguard and the Dom by TL Reeve

Victoria: Today I'm welcoming some fellow kinks, Thomas and Kata. I won't quip with preliminaries, let's get to it. Name three favorite things you like about sex? 

Thomas: Just three things? I love taking control. I love watching her come apart in my arms and I love when she Kata digs her fingernails into my shoulders.

Kata: Surrendering to my Master. Watching him take pleasure with my body and I loved when he holds me close like I am a precious object made only for him.

Victoria: Sounds right up my alley, except I'm giver. Control is my domain. What about whips or hot candle wax?

Thomas: Both. 

Kata: Hmm, not sure. But out of the two, probably whips.

Thomas: I knew it. *winks*

Victoria: I knew it, too. She looks like a whip-kind-of-girl. There's something marvelous about a few good licks with a cat o'nine. Anyways... Since you've been successful at finding love, what tip can you offer me?

Thomas: Don’t give up. Even if you think the person might not feel the same, give them a chance. You’ll find your happiness quicker than you realize.

Kata: Never say never. I learned that the hard way.

Victoria: He he, the hard way. Sometimes I like learning the hard way, but when it comes to love I know right where you're coming from Kata. Would you ever consider sharing your newfound love with another person?

Thomas: If I did share, which I haven’t in many, many years, it would only be with one person, my twin, Theo.

Kata: Well, since I’ve never experienced sharing at any degree, I don’t know. Theo might work, but I’m not a hundred percent.

Victoria: I like your commitment and your open-minded nature as well. You'd be surprised how that can question can incite some people. It did the other day. *smiles* All right, last question and then I'll let you to get back to some fun. How does you give each other what you need?

Thomas: She gives me what I need, just by being herself. Kata is the bravest, smartest person I know. She humbles me by her strength.

Kata: He accepts me with my scars and issues. He makes me feel good about myself and he loves me. The Domination and submission is just a byproduct and a happy extension of who we are.

Victoria: Thank you both for a wonderful interview. Come back anytime. Maybe bring that twin. For the readers, keep going to get the blurb and an extremely hot teaser excerpt below. 

Blurb: Thomas Kenner, owner of Kenner & Kenner Security and Teishutsu, a private BDSM club in the hills of Los Angeles, has it all, except for Katarina Lopez, submissive and one of his best damn bodyguards. As a Sadist, he craves a masochist to match his needs, but when his Latin bombshell rebuffs his advances, he’s left wanting a woman who doesn’t crave him. Determined to banish her from his thoughts, he sets up a date with the renowned Madame Eve and 1Night Stand.
Katarina Lopez doesn’t intimidate easily. When it comes to her job, she’s focused and completely sure of herself. Then she goes to work for the ex-Special Forces-Sadistic Dom, Thomas Kenner. The Dom—and her boss—is completely imposing and sex personified. But, there’s no way she’ll ever fit his masochistic mold. Letting him down would mean the end of her career along with any chance she may have to submit to the man who’d held her heart from the minute she met him. Unless….
With the help of Madame Eve, both will try to obtain what their heart desires, but will one night be enough?

Buy Links: Decadent ~ Amazon ~ iBooks

Teaser: Without a word, his head dipped toward her nipple, drawing the tight bead into his mouth. He sucked and nibbled on the peak, lavishing it with attention. When he pulled back, he clamped it. Katarina screamed and pulled back, trying to get out of his reach, but he held her fast, laving the other nipple. When her body relaxed against his, he placed the second clothespin and flicked it. “Thomas,” she screeched, while trying to cover her tender breasts from his view.