10 Ways for ADD Authors to Be OOH! SQUIRREL!!!! …Productive

Originally posted on Kristen Lamb's Blog:

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Right now I’m teaching a new series about going pro (check it out below this post—recordings and notes included with purchase). One key difference between the amateur and the professional is the professional shows up no matter what. Life will not stop because we have a dream of being a NYTBSA.

In August, I managed to nearly break my ankle (needed X-rays & brace) find out I was highly allergic to peanuts (nearly died…met new doctor & she seems nice), then have said evil peanut allergic reaction give me a spiffy case of FREAKING Shingles (two super fun-filled trips to the ER).

***THIS is what I get for bragging that I haven’t had to go to a doctor in YEARS. *lightning crackles*

Through all of this? No, I wasn’t operating optimally (or heavy equipment), but pain meds can give cool dreams so I kept…

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Release Day Blitz-Revenge by E. M. Denning

Release Day Blitz-Revenge by E. M. Denning

On the heels of a horrific breakup, Summer is looking forward to having a couple months at home to lick her wounds. After a run-in with her ex leaves her reeling, she does something she’s never done before—has a one-night stand.

Hunter watched Mitch treat Summer like crap for months, so he was relieved when they broke up for good. Even better was when she invited him to her dorm room the night before they left campus for the summer.

The morning after comes with a surprise neither of them saw coming—Summer has a new stepbrother.



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E. M. Denning is a writer from British Columbia. She loves her family and animals, and anything cute and fuzzy. She was born a hopeless romantic, and when she’s not writing erotic romance, she’s probably reading it. She loves love.

You can find her on her websiteFacebook or on her blog.

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Nominated for TRR’s Readers’ Choice Awards

All of my Tirgearr Publishing​ title’s (Seven Dirty Words, The Black Door, The Final Straight and One Night in Edinburgh) have been put up for nomination for The Romance Review’s Readers’ Choice Awards. They need 50 nominations each, and I would be so grateful if you could click on the following links and vote for them!

The Final Straight – http://www.theromancereviews.com/viewbooks.php?bookid=17081

The Black Door – http://erotic.theromancereviews.com/viewbooks.php?bookid=14649

One Night in Edinburgh – http://erotic.theromancereviews.com/viewbooks.php?bookid=17080

Seven Dirty Words – http://erotic.theromancereviews.com/viewbooks.php?bookid=14650



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Cover Reveal for Sins of the Master by Catherine Taylor – Coming October 1st!

Cover Reveal for Sins of the Master by Catherine Taylor – Coming October 1st!

 sins of the master

The long awaited sequel to MASTER that begins where THE LINE TRILOGY ends.

In 1995, Jahn Zaleski left Ukraine and became Dylan Tyler, world renowned photographer and recluse, only seen by those chosen to serve him.
Nineteen years later, he has everything he needs to stay hidden from the world, but sex, wealth and technology won’t shield him from the memory of the woman he left behind. With origins forged in violence and death, Dylan knows that love can never be part of his life, and even those who call him Master must never know of the darkness that resides in him.
But others won’t let the past stay buried. Adele Easton is facing a long term in prison, unless she can prove that Dylan is more than what he appears. As secrets are uncovered, Adele finds herself ill-prepared for the Pandora’s Box she opens and the terror she unleashes.
Dylan becomes aware of the danger when troublesome ally, Mairead Vaughn, unwittingly becomes a player in a complex game of espionage, murder and vengeance. A problem shared is now a problem that is rapidly growing out of control, and the sins of the Master are about to be visited upon anyone he has ever cared for.

Sins of the Master is a standalone novel that is a sequel to Master, but takes place nineteen years later. The main character was originally introduced in A Line Crossed, the second book of The Line Trilogy. Master is the story of his past.

Pre-order from Amazon (universal link): http://mybook.to/sinsofthemaster


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Guest blog: Victoria Blisse


Sexy Vampires Revamped!

For the month of September Victoria Blisse is the Special Feature Author at Totally Bound. She has recently revamped all three of her Point Vamp books and the next in the series will be out on the 22nd September.

To celebrate these new editions, all the books have sexy new covers and each book has its own special offer. Until the 30th September you can pick up The Point, the first book of the Point Vamp series completely free of charge from Totally Bound.

Series Blurb:

What is The Point? It is the hottest club in town for both Vampires and humans alike. It has a large dance floor and a bar like any other club but once you disappear behind the VIP only door you find out what makes The Point so unique. Sex, blood and lust all behind closed doors and only accessed by the chosen ones.

Now, you become a chosen one and get to see the sexy world behind that door.

Welcome to The Point.


The Point Blurb:

Love conquers all, that is the point but can it bridge the differences between a vampire and a woman?

Hugh is twenty eight. He has been twenty eight for nearly one hundred years. Hugh is a vampire. He owns a club called The Point and he pays girls to have sex with him. He then counts to ten as he sucks their blood to semi-satisfy his lust.

Elizabeth is a doctor, she loves her job but likes to escape into the countryside now and then. When she twists her ankle Hugh comes to her aid. He carries her curvy form all the way back to his home. He takes care of her ankle and the rest of her body too but he goes too far and sucks her perfectly intoxicating blood.

How can these two lovers have any kind of relationship? They don’t know, only time will reveal the answers.

Reader Advisory: This book contains scenes of blood shed.

Publisher’s Note: This book has previously been published under the same title by Totally Bound. It has been expanded, revised and re-edited for re-release.

General Release Date: 1st September 2015

The Point Excerpt

She was a beautiful thing, this girl, all rosy and bright and full of the kind of curves a man could enjoy getting lost in. She would taste fabulous, he could tell. She had a lot of life in her, and if he were to drain her, he’d not need another meal for a month. But no, he must not even think like that. His brows wrinkled as he mentally scolded himself. He did not feed on random girls. No, he only sucked those who wanted to be sucked at the club. No one else, nowhere else. It was the rules. His rules and he would not break them.

He opened the wardrobe and took a moment to steady himself. All of his mother’s clothes hung there, as pristine as they’d always been with only the dust of ages to sully them. He pulled out the first that came to hand, shook it then laid it across his arm. His mother would not mind him using her clothes. She had always been a charitable soul. Thinking about his mother made his heart ache, so he shook his head and purposefully strode down the landing to the stairs.

When he walked back into the warm sitting room, the girl did not look immediately to him. He walked closer and realised as he glanced down that she was sleeping. Her face was peaceful, and he wished he could leave her like that, but she was still a little damp and a lot cold. He would have to disturb her.

“Erm, hello?” he called, and her eyes fluttered open.

“Oh, yes, sorry. I must have dozed off.” She smiled in her disorientation then took the towel he proffered for her use.

“I’m sorry I had to wake you, dear lady, but I do not want you to catch your death of cold.”

He laid the dress down over a single chair close to the fire and went to help her with the towel.

“Oh, gosh, I couldn’t possibly wear that, I mean, it’s antique, isn’t it? It’s like that beautiful dress in the portrait, and I really don’t think I’d fit in it anyway.” She flustered, waving her hands, her cheeks flushed red.

“It will fit you perfectly,” he replied, “and you could not wear any clothes of mine. This is all I have in the way of suitable clothing for a lady. Now we need to get you out of those wet things.” He knelt at her feet and started to untie the one trainer she still had on.

“I can undress myself,” she screeched.

“I know you can, dear woman, but you have a twisted ankle. You cannot do this without aid today. Do not worry for I will not force myself upon you. I will aid you and nothing more.”

“I know,” she sighed. “I know. I’m a little sensitive about anyone seeing me, you know, unclothed. I’m not particularly beautiful with my clothes on, and with them off, I look considerably worse.”

“I cannot believe that is true,” he said. “You are more than pretty as you are.”

He put the trainer to one side and delicately plucked off her sock, gently smoothing his hands down her soft skin. “Do you need help with your top?”

Before she could answer, he stood and reached down to her waist. Her hand hovered just around  her stomach for a moment then she raised her arms. Hugh lifted the clinging, damp material up and over her head.

“What’s your name?” she blurted out. “I mean, you’re undressing me, and I don’t even know who you are.”

“I am Hugh Jacobson,” he replied then picked up the towel and draped it around her shoulders, his gaze concentrated on the luscious mounds of her breasts as he did so. They were like scoops of cold, tempting ice cream in their lacy shells.

“And I’m Elizabeth Chapman,” she said. “Doctor Elizabeth Chapman.”

“A pleasure to meet you,” he said as he rubbed the towel up and down her arms. “Although, I am sorry our meeting was under such circumstances.”



Victoria Blisse is a mother, wife, Christian, Manchester United fan and award winning erotica author.

She is also the editor of several Bigger Briefs collections, and the co-editor of the fabulous Smut

Alfresco, Smut in the City and Smut by the Sea Anthologies.

Victoria is also one of the brains behind the fabulous Smut events, days and nights dedicated to

erotica, fun and prizes. Check out http://ilovesmut.uk  for more details.

She is equally at home behind a laptop or a cooker and she loves to create stories, poems, cakes and

biscuits that make people happy. She was born near Manchester, England and her northern English

quirkiness shows through in all of her stories.

Passion, love and laughter fill her works, just as they fill her busy life.

You can find often find Victoria procrastinating on Facebook http://facebook.com/victoriablisse ,

Twitter http://twitter.com/victoriablisse  and Pinterest http://pinterest.com/victoriablisse

To find out more check out http://victoriablisse.co.uk

Pick up your free copy of The Point at Totally Bound now!


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It’s not okay to plagiarise!

This week seems to be all about plagiarism and piracy.

It started with a bored me putting “Seven Dirty Words, Charlotte Howard” into Google – looking for reviews (good or bad). I came up with the usual links, and the two YouTube videos which sparked my interest. They were boring, badly made adverts just saying “Download this book”. Fair enough, I could do with the publicity… And then I noticed the link under the videos. Both led to the same website: http://book99download.com/ and there was my book, Seven Dirty Words, available for FREE download.

I immediately contacted Kemberlee at Tirgearr Publishing, and she confirmed my fears. My book had been pirated. I filled out the relevant DMCA forms for YouTube, Google, and Book99. I’ve had a response from YouTube saying the links have been removed, but nothing from the other two sites.


I have worked hard on all of my books, as have a team of editors, publishers, publicists, and more. By downloading a pirated copy of books, not only do you steal from us, but you put yourselves at risk. That download could contain viruses, malware, spyware – bits of software that could infect your reader or laptop and steal your data.

As if that wasn’t enough, I also joined Fiverr to help promote my new Literary Service business. Within a few days there were posts on Facebook from an artist claiming that a member from the website had stolen their artwork and using it as their own.


I wasn’t shocked or surprised, this sort of thing happens all the time. What surprised me was the message I received today.


Anyone else think that sounds like Sylvia Day’s Crossfire series? Yeah, me too. I thought it was a joke, so I sent a message back saying that I wasn’t an idiot, I’d read the novels and what they were proposing was plagiarism. Almost immediately, I received another message suggesting that I “correct my attitude” and threatening my reputation, stating that I wouldn’t “get any work”. Really? I think my reputation is worth a damn sight more than someone who blatantly rips off best-selling novels and claims the idea as their own.

I’ve re-read the messages over and over, trying to tell myself that I misinterpreted the situation, and maybe I have, but I say again:


Please, don’t support these thieving individuals. Please, don’t put yourself at risk. Please, don’t download pirated books (or any pirated material for that matter), and please report all cases of plagiarism.

**I have contacted Fiverr and Sylvia Day’s team to report this matter. It is also on Twitter, just to annoy the member who thinks it is okay to threaten other members with abusive messages.**

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An Excerpt from The Black Door – #TheBlackDoor #Erotic #Romance #Amazon #Kindle

MEDIA KIT The Black Door by Charlotte Howard - 1800HR

~The Black Door~

Published by Tirgearr Publishing


Men. All the bloody same.

My mind traced back to the day I had given up on one-sided monogamous relationships.

The children were at school or work, and the sun was beating down. It was a glorious day, and I had decided to go home for lunch, rather than spend it in a stuffy office.

I pulled up outside the house and a fleeting thought passed through my mind when I saw Connor’s car sitting in the driveway. My husband of eighteen years had had the same idea.

I crept into the house, hoping to surprise him. But, it turned out that his idea had involved a slutty bottle-blonde.

I wanted to blame the events that followed on a red mist descending over me. The truth is that in the time it took for my mind to register that some tart was riding my husband in what I later found out was known as reverse cowgirl, my mind had calculated the necessary response.

The skank lost a good handful of bleached hair, roots and all. I allowed her to gather her clothes and watched as she tugged her pants on whilst running out of the house. If nothing else, the neighbours got a good show.

Connor yelled at me. But his words were drowned out by the blood pumping in my ears. I marched back up the stairs and into his little study. Opening the window, I saw Miss Slut stood in the middle of the road, screeching obscenities at me. I looked at the Ferrari in our driveway and smiled.

I think his Xbox enjoyed its first and final flying lesson as it sailed out of the window. The fact that it landed in the bonnet of his prized mid-life crisis proved that Karma does exist.

Connor. Holly.

I made a mental note of the two names at the top of my imaginary hit list.

I blinked and I was back in the boardroom.


Imogen Pearce is a single mum of four children and fast approaching 40, she works at Ryedale Incorporated where she has to battle a younger and smarter generation to get to where she wants to go. If that means taking on the account of Cherry and Sean Rubin’s adult shop, then she will. But what happens when Imogen discovers the private club that they run at the back? And what happens when she realizes she knows quite a few members?

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The Black Door isn’t your typical erotic romance. It’s much more — contemporary romance and romantic suspense, as well as a tale of revenge and forgiveness. Imogen finds herself in an all-too-common scenario of a suddenly single mother trying to make ends meet, while her philandering ex husband lives the life of Reilly. It’s bad enough he’s been cheating on her, but when other secrets begin surfacing, Imogen’s life feel like it’s shattering around her. Charlotte’s voice pulls the reader into Imogen’s story in such a sharp way that one can’t help but see and experience everything alongside Imogen. It’s not difficult to feel her struggle, and her path through the dark to a new life. This is an emotive story that one will want to try reading in one go. Charlotte has done an excellent job with this story and put a fresh spin on the genre, introducing us to a heroine we can’t help but find engaging and likable. Great job, Charlotte! ~ Heart of Fiction

A beautiful experience
Everything about this novel is original. Don’t even think you can guess what’s through that keyhole. I will not give the plot away, not one bit, because I could never do it justice. There are so many aspects of this story that rang true with me, so many instances of ‘phew, I had a lucky escape when I was in her shoes’, and still, there was enough humour to lighten the mood and make it all a beautiful experience. “Adventurers Only,” says the cover. I took the leap of faith, and loved my journey. What are you waiting for? ~ Ella Medler, Goodreads and Amazon

I am a new reader to this author but I have a feeling I will be seeking out more of her work in the future. She gave us a real account of what a lot of middle aged women face today, a cheating husband, becoming a single parent and having to excel in your career where the younger generation is taking over . . . Let me just say this now, the moment I knew I would love to have this woman as my best friend was when she admitted to having a secret hit list with her ex and his bimbo on the top . . . I really found that with each chapter I could relate to Imogen more and more as a middle aged woman who finds herself at a cross roads in life. She took what life handed her and made the best out of it; even gained a bit more thrill than she thought was possible. Normally I connect with the male character more than the female, but her fire and determination that was mingled in with her fear and insecurity melted my heart. It made that fight to not only survive but succeed even stronger, which I feel we need more female characters like that in the book world . . . This book and the author have made it on my list of books to reread and authors to watch. ~ Tbird London, Goodreads

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