The ABCs of Erotica

Welcome to the New Year’s Blog Hop!

Comment on this blog and others to be entered for prizes including a Kindle Fire and Amazon gift card.

All commenters on my blog will receive a free ebook! (Don’t forget to put your email!)

See additional details below!


My New Year’s Memory

I’ve had to think long and hard about a favorite New Year’s memory. I don’t usually do up this holiday much and in my family it tends to be a day for rest, relaxation and recovery from the earlier holidays.

However, I do have some interesting memories regarding my first New Year’s in Hawaii. I moved here from New York. Yes, the city. The ball dropping, the huge celebration, the whole thing. I will admit that in fifteen years of living in NYC, I never once, ever went to Times Square for the celebration. Cold and crowded was all I ever thought when I considered it, though I’m sure many people had an enjoyable time.

In Hawaii, things are a bit different. One major difference is fireworks are legal. I never lived anywhere before where they were. Not only is some pretty major firepower available at your local grocery, bringing in illegal aerials and such is big business here. They bring them in by the container load.

People don’t even really wait for New Year’s. From a couple days before to a couple days after, the sound and smoke of fireworks fills the air.

Now I’ll admit, the first time it was rather interesting. I never had blown up so much cool stuff before. I’m a closet pyro at heart I guess.

Best wishes for the New Year!


The New Year Blog Hop!

Come visit us on Jan 4th! Over 60 authors and reviewers are going to talk about their favorite New Year Memory! What does that mean for you? Well we are giving away gift cards, books, and other swag goodies throughout the day! Each author will choose their own winner – so that means over 50 winners! And you can win on multiple pages!

And the best thing? We have TWO Grand prizes.

One being a Kindle Fire to a lucky winner! Our second grand prize is a $80 Amazon GC!

Comment on the blogs (with your email contact) to be entered! Here is the link –


Please enjoy an excerpt from my newest release, Mia’s Cop Craving.


He brushed her lips with his. “Mmmm, you’d better point me to a flat surface.”

Her hand fluttered in the direction of the hallway and she gasped as he swept his arm under her knees and picked her up. His legs covered the distance quickly, and it barely seemed a blink before they were in her bedroom.

Lights from the street bathed the room in a slight glow and Rogan laid her on the coverlet. He smoothed her hair back from her face and climbed onto the mattress beside her.

“Mia,” he whispered, β€œtell me what happens in your fantasy.”

She smiled as she remembered the dream details. “You take off my clothes, though you’ve taken care of most of them.”

“I’m happy to oblige.” He reached for her bra, unhooked the front fastener and loosened the cups, revealing smooth, creamy skin. He pushed the straps off her shoulders and she sat up a bit so she could pull out her arms.

Mia eyed his shirt. “It hardly seems fair that you’re wearing so much.”

“You’re right.” He stood by the bed and her eyes drank him in while he removed the rest of his uniform. Button by button, he opened his shirt exposing a well-muscled chest with more than just a sprinkling of dark, coarse hair.


Want to read more? Mia’s Cop Craving is available at major online retailers. Just click below!

Comments on: "A New Year’s Memory and Blog*Hop!" (81)

  1. wow i liked taht exccerpt ty for sharing!


  2. I have alot of new yrs memories really the time me and my siblings bannged piots and pans and annoyed our neighbor and she calledthe cops saying we wer estetting off fireworks when we werent is pretty funny

  3. eli yanti said:

    my new year memory is barbeque with family and see the firework in night sky πŸ˜‰

  4. CinnaMinion said:

    The story is awesome! Also blowing stuff up for the first time is always fun even if it is on a small scale hehehe. I live in Vegas and I avoid the strip like the plague so I can’t say I blame you for not doing the time square thing at New Years. Just seems like a lot of hassle. Thank you for the giveaway πŸ™‚


  5. Sherry S. said:

    I really enjoyed the excerpt. I don’t do a lot for New Years lots of times I just spend it with my family but this year I stayed home and read.
    sstrode at scrtc dot com

  6. Weird to think there are places where fireworks are illegal – even used to be able to get indoor ones in the UK.

  7. Sound like a fun time. Never been to Hawaii but warm would be nice right now. Happy New Year.
    linze_e at

  8. Hello, I just received your e-mail about the blot hop and decided that since the last one was so much fun, I would enter this one. I have read some of your books and enjoyed them, so thanks again for the links. My New Years experiences, in my younger days, always centered around excessive drinking and wild parties. Half of them are a blur, but now that I am married I have settled down a lot. It’s about time, now that I’m in my forties. However, if I was young again, I would probably do it all over again. Thanks again and Happy New Year. Arthur.

  9. Christine T. said:

    This is my first blog hop and having so much fun finding new authors πŸ™‚ My New Years are so quiet compared to most people, just me and a drink remembering the good times.

    christinetoney (at) hotmail (dot) com

  10. Watching the little ones stay up to ring in the New Year has always been my favorite.


  11. Celebrating New Years in Hawaii sounds like a wonderful event, even with all the extra fireworks! richnkathy718 (at) msn (dot) com

  12. The excerpt was great!

    amysmith98 @

  13. I was lucky enought to be able to be in Hawaii 18 years ago for New Years. It was very memorable for me, and the fireworks are what I remember most about that also. Seemed to be an allnighter of lights, booms and bangs. The only weird thing was seeing Christmas lights on the palm trees. Being from MN, it’s strange seeing Christams lights without snow!

    I have read a couple of your books, looking forward to reading more, very HOT!!

    Thanks for the chance to win.

    Happy New Year!

  14. We used to have “Captain America” living across the street from us. Every holiday he’d be setting off fireworks starting at dawn which were illegal. We would take delight on calling the police (watching from the window as they came) at midnight and saying enough is enough.

    Why the police didn’t come or anyone else complain earlier, I don’t know.

    I’ve been to HI a couple of times, but never for a holiday. One year I’ll get there for Christmas.

  15. That’s very cool about Hawaii. I’d love to see the firework displays they put on there. They must be fantastic πŸ™‚ Happy new year!

    mihoxli at gmail dot com

  16. That would be so cool celebrating New Year’s in Hawaii. Loved the excerpt.

    skpetal at hotmail dot com

  17. This blog hop is great happy.. I get to see so many new blogs!!!


  18. Thanks for participating, hon! Have fun!

  19. Hawaii, sun and nice weather, would be wonderful1 Happy new year to you!

  20. CrystalGB said:

    I think it would be awesome to celebrate New Years in Hawaii. Thanks for the giveaway.

  21. Gena Robertson said:

    I’m with the other other folks here – I would manage to stay awake to bring in the New Year if I could do it in Hawaii! I’ve always wanted to go…maybe someday!

    Love your books, Malia! Thank you so much for participating in this hop!

  22. Oh, wow, thanks for the little excerpt, it was really HOT! And thanks for the giveaway as well! πŸ™‚

  23. My New Years experiences are full of getting together with family, eating, and either playing games or watching movies. Nothing too exciting. Thanks for the excerpt and the giveaway!

    ringpop2010 at gmail dot com

  24. Stephanie said:

    That must make for not only a specatular show but a long week! LOL What a fun way to celebrate. Thanks for sharing and the Terrific excerpt.

  25. Thanks for the excerpt, Hot, Hot,HOT! Thanks for the giveaway too. I love Hawaii…haven’t been there for a holiday. Love the place.

    Mary Keith

  26. Great excerpt! Thanks for sharing! & Thanks for the giveaway!

    May God bless,
    Trisha Wilson

  27. I love seeing fireworks.. so beautiful esp. over water! Thanks so much for the free book and Happy New Year!

  28. Oops, forgot my email… its christina_92 at

  29. I dont think it matters where you are at new years as long as your with friends and family πŸ™‚



  30. Sebrina Cassity said:

    We don’t do much either: hang out w/ the kids, watch movies, munch. The kids stayed up later this year than ever before. But they did get sick of all the fireworks, ‘too many booms’ according them.
    I’d say I’d love to read more of Mia’s Cop Craving! Thank you so much!
    Sebrina_Cassity at yahoo dot com

  31. hahaha, closet pyro. That’s great πŸ™‚ The fireworks must just be amazing!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  32. We dont really celebrate new years. We watch movies and eat snacks. Thats about it. Thanks for sharing with us! Mia’s Cop Craving sounds so good! Happy new year!

  33. Thanks for sharing the excerpt. Hawaii sounds wonderful. I don’t do much on New Years. I sometimes get together with a few friends to celebrate but we all are home by 12:30.


  34. savannah miller said:

    My new year memory is 2005 when I started to date my husband πŸ˜‰

  35. My New years memory was watching my Mom perform an old German custom she learned from her Mom. Have champagne in one hand & pickled herring in another( yes,My New years memory was watching my Mom perform an old German custom she learned from her Mom. Have champagne in one hand & pickled herring in another( yes, I know it’s gross). At 12 am, eat the herring and chase it with the champagne. It’s an old wives tale that is supposed to bring luck all thru the year.
    mcv111 at hotmail(dot) com

  36. My hubby proposed to me on New Years Eve, many, many years ago, so it’s a special time for us.

    caity_mack at yahoo dot com

  37. Great that youre sharing you memories. πŸ˜€


  38. Love memories!!

  39. Hawaii would be great, anytime of the year. Some of my neighbors love to set off fireworks random. It would not be so bad, cause they generally don’t do very many, but it always upsets my dogs and cat. None of them likes loud noises, and they all need to be calmed down.
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

  40. My favorite NYE memory was my first one in Chicago. The fireworks downtown were gorgeous especially when they were reflected in Lake Michigan.

  41. My favourite New Years were spent with friends and family.
    Happy New Year!
    chey127 at hotmail dot com

  42. For many years my husband and I would get a hotel room in downtown Chicago and go to the concerts/parties at Navy Pier. The best part were the fireworks at midnight.

    The excerpt was great! I’ll be adding your book to my TBR list.

    Happy New Year!


    knitrix29 at gmail dot com

  43. Theresa Newbury said:

    Mmmm, lovely excerpt! And I have the perfect cop image to picture mentally!! I work at restaurant and this certain hot cop comes in sometimes and gives ME cravings. lol


  44. Bre Allison said:

    I love blowing stuff up! Well atleast fireworks! I’m a pyro at heart. XD.

  45. Well I have alot of memories from that day. My birthday is New Years Eve, so lots of random interesting stories but, my favorite would probably have to be last years. My very pregnant friend came over, mind you she was due ANY time. But she decided that she wanted to play The Michael Jackson just dance on my Wii. Well that girl fricken rocked it!! It was the most disturbing and funniest thing I’ve ever seen. Her getting down to dirty Diana. The baby came on Jan. 3 so no luck getting it to pop out that night! LOL

  46. Wow, now I want to go to Hawaii even more! πŸ˜‰

    Great excerpt! I think I have a cop craving too!

    thewildtwo @ sbcglobal (dot) net

  47. Thanks for the excerpt. I have to put this on my to read list now!

    musicalfrog at

  48. We had just traveled home from a long distance & I remember all of us in the kitchen toasting with champagne. Even the kids with a little sip. It felt good to be home & ringing in the new year with the family safe & sound & together. Thanks for the giveaway!

    geschumann at live dot com

  49. Thanks for the excerpt and for the giveaway!
    Happy new year!

    we used to have new year party at the house i served the drinks

  51. One of my fav New Year’s Eve was when I was in the Navy and me and my roommates invited about 100 people over and they all showed up and brought more guests. It was everything you can imagine it would of having that many sailors in one place. It wasn’t much longer after many of us shipped out to Iraq.
    teressaoliver at gmail dot com

  52. We usually spend the evening inside with family and friends, lots of good eats…playing cards (poker) and listening to music until the ball’s about to drop. Then the wine is poured, toasts made, kisses shared…and then the party usually continues for a little while longer. Those that drank a little too much, or came without a designated driver snuggle in for the night…that’s just how we play. Better safe than sorry. πŸ™‚ Happy 2012!

  53. Going into labor with my oldest son. That would be my most memorable New Year’s.

    Mia’s Cop Craving sounds AWESOME.

    riane at kinkybookreviews dot com

  54. I love staying at home for the new years and thanks for the excerpt!

  55. Y2K was the most memorable for me. I got to spend it with my husband, brothers, father and step mom. We went to a party for New Years eve and went to the Rose Parade for New Years Morning. We got to sit in the stands to watch the parade, got a continental breakfast before the parade, a hot brunch after the parade, and a souvenir of the occasion. It was the best time of all since my brother, father and step mom all lived in Texas and I live in Pasadena, CA. It was my first time going to the parade where I didn’t have to camp on the street just to save a place to see the parade. Let me tell you, that’s not something you want to do unless you are young. It gets way too cold for these old bones. LOL

    Happy New Year and thanks for the chance to win such a great prize.

    reneebennett35 at yahoo dot com

  56. Wow, love the excerpt. Thanks for sharing.

    Happy New Year!

    areeths at new dot rr dot com

  57. My birthday is NYE and one of my sisters is NYD so we have a combined birthday party at midnight.
    snulfers at hotmail dot com

  58. Catherine Lee said:

    Locals do stay FAR away from the craziness, don’t they…and wouldn’t be caught dead in Times Square on New Years Eve.

    Thanks for the giveaway.

    Happy New Year,

  59. Heather Cox said:

    thank you so much for being part of this giveaway!!! Happy New Year!

    yankeedragon4 at gmail dotcom

  60. Thanks for being part of the blog hop! Happy New Year!

  61. Mia’s Cop Craving sounds really good.

    Thanks for the giveaway

  62. Vanessa N. said:

    Love blog hops, I get to ind new books to read. Great excerpt. Thanks for the chance.

  63. Thanks for the excerpt, it was great!

    beckerjo at verizon dot net

  64. latishajean said:

    Thank you for sharing book sounds great! Thank you very much for taking part in this fun blog hop! Happy New Year too you!

  65. Happy new year! Great memory! Awesome on the blog!


  66. Wanting to read your books… Happy New Years… thank you for being on this blog hop

  67. bookattict said:

    I’m from Long Island in New York (where fireworks are most definitely illegal) and I remember the air being thick with smoke from all the fireworks!

    Happy New Year & thanks for the giveaway!

  68. My favorite New Year’s memory is when I was around 7 year’s old and my best friend and I stayed up through the New Year all the way up until around 4am. We were the happiest 7 year old’s ever! Our parents were too wasted to even notice! lol

  69. thank you for the chance at such a great giveaway. my favorite memory is the year my husband asked me to marry him.

    i love the cover of the book, it’s gorgeous and the excerpt was wonderful. i can hardly wait to read the rest of the book and see what happens next. πŸ™‚

    tammy ramey

  70. Thank you for a chance at this giveaway! I feel bad about posting basically the same thing so far on 3 separate blogs, but this is really the best “memory” I have:

    It’s not really a “memory,” but it’s a tradition that I still follow from back in my home country of Brazil. For New Years, the color of your clothing represents what you want for the new year. For example, many Brazilians wear white for peace and inner calm, but you see a few wearing red for passion or pink for love, some wear green in hopes of earning more that year as well. Every year i’m excited to see what colors people decide to wear on New Years, and I love getting together at the end of the year to see if their wishes came true.

  71. Pam Roberts said:

    Great read. I hope you had a great new year’s eve.

  72. Have a great 2012. Best memories are ringing New years with family and friends .

  73. jeanette8042 said:

    Thanks for the excerpt and my favorite new years was when I had a fun and crazy party with friends last year, the champagne was literally flowing everywhere!


  74. Thanks for the great opportunity. My New Year’s have all been pretty tame and spent in the company of family and friends. We have people from out of town, usually family visiting from Mexico. We do the grapes and certain other traditions, depending on what we want to focus for that year. It’s all about new beginnings.

  75. Deb Pelletier said:

    Went to a friend’s house and partied all night.

  76. My husband went out and shot off the leftover fireworks. They had been around the house for some time. They’re legal in neighboring states.


  77. Thanks for the excerpt! Happy New Year!

  78. No really big memorable NYE for me, but they have been fun just the same…I spend it with my family, we watch the countdown on tv, eat snacks, and play games!

  79. Ooh! Juicy excerpt πŸ˜‰

    Happy NYE! This year wasn’t particularly memorable ‘cept I fell
    asleep before midnight for the first time in a long, long time.

  80. Gayle Oreluk said:

    Thank you for the wonderful contest.

    I hope you have a very prosperous New Year.

    orelukjp0 at gmail dot com

  81. Spent New Year’s with my two kids, recovering from illness, snuggling on sofa and watching anime films. Can’t wait to plan a holiday in Hawaii! Only been there once and that is not enough!

    atlanticsong at yahoo dot com

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