Off to RWA in Orlando, Florida

I’ll be away for a while, so please feel free to:

1. check out some of the older posts.
2. Read all the juicy excerpts.
3. Take a wander through the Regency Gallery.
4. Look behind the scenes of ‘Kiss of the Rose’
5. Enter April’s contest below to win her e-book

And by the time you’ve finished all that, I’ll be back and I’ll be having a Big Contest on this very blog giving away some Kiss of the Rose books and promo items!!

And if you happen to be near the Swan and Dolphin Hotel in Orlando Florida at 5:30 next Wednesday evening, come and check out the massive 400+ romance authors signing their books for literacy for life. I’ll be there so come and say hi!

Now, you all behave yourselves, okay?
Kate x

Another of my mentees makes good and a contest!!

I’m introducing my Romance Diva mentee today, April Morelock, who has her first book coming out on the 27th of July!!

Comment below for a chance to win this book for yourself 🙂

Hey everyone!
Kate let me take over her blog today so I can discuss something very naughty and dirty — and wickedly delicious.

Have you guessed it? Nope not sex… I‘m talking about inspiration!!! That wicked little devil that sometimes tickles your fancy but is often hard to put into words.

Inspiration can be the stuff of every young man’s fantasies or the stuff of great books… mysterious books… or downright hot and sexy books.

Of course inspiration can come from all different places, the subway, a gas station, a walk down a dark alley, or even a coin operated laundry. Perhaps you’ve never considered how sexy and truly “inspiring” any of those places can be. But for me, everyday places inspire me like nothing else.

Some people paint beautiful paintings of nude sculptures and I … I write about strange things happening in even the most ordinary places.

In my latest book, The Best Little Spin Wash in Texas, my coin operated laundry turns into a time machine with strange happenings — Sputner steals lingerie, two women forever gossip while washing laundry from a closed orphanage, and love is found between the spin cycles.

Odd? Certainly but let me tell you — have you ever been in a coin operated laundry at 2:30 in the morning? Strange and very spooky things happen. People come in and leave … you never see them drive up or the lights of their car. Women walk in with their toddlers to buy a drink and then leave to fade into the darkness. No homes nearby, no car sounds in the distance.

It’s as if you’ve taken a hit on some strange drug and wandered into an alternate universe. This stuff really happens. It doesn’t take much to make a leap into even more bizarre things. Of course I might have imagined all of those things in the sleep deprived state I was in… but… no. I know what I saw.

Surely I’m not the only one. I’m interested to see who has the most bizarre real-life story. And just for the fun of it, I’ll give the best story a copy of my brand new book: The Best Little Spin Wash in Texas, coming July 27th from Loose-id. Oh, wow… this will be so much fun!

I’ve included an excerpt below:

Timid, geeky quantum physicist Molly Timmons lives in a man’s world of metaphysics when she meets a handsome John St. James at a Spin Wash and Go. One dark night trapped in the Spin Wash isn’t enough. Even as their relationship deepens, they learn of a dark secret the Spin Wash is hiding… a secret that could tear John’s world apart or could save his daugther‘s life.

Molly’s the key.

Time is running out. Will they figure out the Spin Wash’s secret or will they both be lost in time?


His arms flexed as he slid the basket under his arm and walked around the washers. This was ridiculous; she needed to get laid if the simple pleasure of watching a man cross the floor had her flushed with sexual need.
Laundry detergent, White Rain shampoo, and something indefinable invaded her space and filled her senses as he walked past her.
It was hard to stay put.
She closed her eyes, took in another deep breath, and repressed a moan. This was why women loved sweaty men. Pheromones trumped common sense every time.
Forcing her eyes open, she watched him move; the hard muscles flexing and bending to his will A shift of his basket and his eyes clashed with hers, darkening. With a slow perusal, he took in her lightly muscled legs, encased in short blue shorts. She mentally slapped herself, thinking of how opaque her white T-shirt must look. Her mama had told her that, even with small breasts, she should always wear a bra.
Nipples peaked, pebbling through her shirt, as he continued his inspection, gray eyes almost black. She breathed shallowly, trying to ignore the ache blooming deep inside.
Molly was past shielding herself; she wanted those eyes on her. Her lack of propriety would have had her mother screaming a blue streak. Taunting a man like that, walking out of the house looking like a slut.
God, he had to stop looking at her.
He finally jerked his gaze away from her body and leaned down to drop his basket, then pulled the detergent and softener from it, those lovely muscles moving deliciously under his tan.
He was so close, and those jeans hit him in all the right places. She had to watch every movement, mesmerized by the bending and flexing of his thighs as he placed the detergent into the washer.
He was done too soon. His strong hands worked efficiently, the muscles underneath moving like strings on a piano. Strong. Graceful. Just the idea of those strong digits strumming her body, gliding across her skin, made her hold her breath.
She needed to get ahold of herself — and quick — if she was going to look him in the eye. Her face was tight, the skin undoubtedly flushed and almost feverish and not just from the heat and stickiness of the Spin Wash. She was letting her imagination get away with her.

Want more?, visit for you copy of Best Little Spin Wash in Texas today! Or put your best oddball, spooky, weird or odd experience below for a chance to win your own copy!

Welcome Juniper Bell :)

I’m sharing my blog with Juniper Bell today who writes Regency erotica/romantica. As you regular readers know I’m off to RWA at the beginning of the week, so feast your eyes on this luscious offering while I get started on my packing 🙂

My Three Lords
Regency erotica
Juniper Bell

How is one innocent country girl to choose between a Duke, a Marquis and an Earl? Must she?

When Miss Alicia Silverwood marries the Earl of Dorchester, he whisks her off to Notre Plaisir, a country manor where erotic surprises await in the company of three powerful lords.
The young Earl needs a wife and heir. The cynical Marquis de Beaumont needs a playmate. And the commanding Duke of Warrington needs a reason to live. As for the new Lady Dorchester, she’s about to discover the true nature of her own sensual needs. On top of that, she’s falling in love.
It might take a miracle for Lady Alicia and her three lords come to an arrangement that makes them all happy. Or perhaps all that’s required is a little scandalous rule- breaking.

My Three Lords is coming out on July 28 from Ellora’s Cave as part of its Exotika line. Here’s the “coming soon” page:

Here’s Juniper’s website:
And right now she’s running a promotion on her blog: — anyone who signs up for her newsletter is entered into a random drawing for an ARC of My Three Lords.

Wishing you great sales, Juniper!

Cover for Simply Forbidden

Ooh I love it when I get to share a new cover with you all! This is for Simply Forbidden which is book #6 in the House of Pleasure series. It’s about Lisette Delornay, Helene and Philip’s daughter and the enigmatic Major Lord Gabriel Swanfield, one of my more reasonable heroes. The book comes out in February 2011.

Here’s a blurbette:

Lisette Delornay-Ross is used to belonging to two worlds-her father Philip’s aristocratic circles and her mother, Helene’s more risqué sexual empire. When she meets Major Lord Gabriel Swanfield, she is instantly attracted to him and more than willing to engage in her usual brand of flirtation. Scarred both physically and mentally by his sojourn in the Peninsular army, Gabriel lives a solitary existence on the fringes of London society.

Although he is willing to indulge Lisette in an erotic affair, Gabriel has surprisingly strong views about marriage. But despite herself, Lisette understands Gabriel’s conventional desires all too well. Should she give into his demands and become the perfect society wife he thinks he wants, or try and persuade him otherwise? As both of them try to provide the other with what they believe is the answer to their dilemma, they discover that love has a way of making the most unconventional of lifestyles work after all.