The ABCs of Erotica

Floral Background in Black and Gold ColorsWelcome blog hoppers and Happy New Year! Thank you to our lovely host Carrie Ann Ryan for bringing us all together.

There are so many amazing prizes up for grabs today on over 200 sites!

Check out the Grand Prizes – Kindle, Nook, Gift Card or a Swag Pack! The winners will be chosen from among all the commenters.

All commenters on this blog will also be entered to win a $5 gift card! Don’t forget to leave your email.


Until January 15, all new newsletter subscribers get a copy of The ABCs of Erotica – Volume 1: A-C. Sign up for my mailing list here.


Resolutions for 2013

We all know about New Year’s resolutiions. We start off with genuine intentions to lose a little weight, go to the gym or clear out our clutter. By February, we are usually left with nothing but our guilt.

This year, I want to try to make a resolution we can all get behind – reading more and writing more. I have no trouble with reading more. I enjoy it and it isn’t a hardship. Writing more I could use a little help with. Maybe I can ask you guys for a little support. Check in with me on the blog, Twitter, Facebook or maybe drop me an email. Ask me how my word counts are coming. Sometimes something simple really jump starts the motivation. Thank you in advance!

Now for you – what is your resolution for the New Year? Feel free to steal mine!

Find the many other great sites particpating in the blog hop here —–> Website:


My newest release!

His Need, Her Desire BlurbNeed_200x300

Tabitha Quinn didn’t come to Hawaii to be spanked. But when vacationing businessman Marcus Granger saves her from drowning, they begin an affair that moves from the beach to the bedroom and straight into an experience Tabitha’s never had before: dark-haired, blue-eyed Marcus is a dominant, and spanking is just the beginning. The sex is intense, the emotion even more so, until they both must decide if this is a holiday fling or the real thing.


His Need, Her Desire is available for preview and purchase on the following sites.




Comments on: "This New Year – Read More or Write More? Kindle, Nook or $300 Gift Card in New Year’s Blog H0p" (143)

  1. Keep the stories coming. Need to have a hotter new year.

  2. Don’t forget to leave your email and thanks for participating!

  3. Nikki Trettel said:

    Can’t wait for the new release! 🙂 Happy New Year!

  4. thanks mrsbrinius at comcast dot net

  5. Thanks for participating in the blog hop and have a Happy New Year. I’m going to try and read more books. lol

  6. pepper penn said:

    ooo ive been eyeing the abcs of erotica. signed up! thanks for the giveaway!

  7. Happy New Year! Thanks for participating. I just want to be more organized! hschrock24112 at yahoo dot com

  8. Tammy Turner said:

    Happy New Year! More good writing in 2013!

  9. I want to read more this year.
    Thanks for the giveaway! And Happy New Year!
    by.evie at yahoo dot com dot br

  10. My resolutions are to eat healthier and exercise more. Happy New Year!
    mce1011 AT aol DOT com

  11. […] This New Year – Read More or Write More? Kindle, Nook or $300 GC in NY Blog H0p ( […]

  12. Love them..Great contest..Happy New Year!!! adgaliatymaildotcom Good luck in the 2013!!

  13. I want to read more books off my TBR than new books purchased in 2013. (My TBR is out of control.)

    JYL22075 at gmail dot com

  14. I want to start a book club in my area. Getting together with a bunch of people to discuss books just sounds like heaven to me =) Thanks for being a part of the hop!! Hope you have a great New Year.

  15. I have to read more this year! Thanks for the giveaway! Happy New Year!

  16. My resolutions are to write more and find time and funds to do more “fun” things with my family!


  17. I have a lot of resolutions this year – and one of them is to read 100 books. Happy New Year! jochibi AT yahoo DOT com

  18. I try not to make resolutions because like you said they tend to dwindle. But I can definitely get behind the one of reading more! Especailly since by TBR list is monstrous. Thanks for that!

    Happy New Year!

  19. Rita Wray said:

    I don’t make resolutions because if I fail I’ll hate myself.


  20. I am with you on the resolutions! I didn’t make them this year but I did set goals for myself. Work related and book related. Small simple goals that are easily accomplished. If I feel like it, I can up my goals, or if they seem too tough I can adjust them. Seems so much better than being a “failure” at it! I will try to get on here every once in awhile and “check in” with you although one of my goals is less time on the computer! LOL

    Happy New Year and much continued success to you!

  21. Happy New years my friend, just stopping by to say hello and to let everyone know that your books are FAN-FREAKN’-TASTIC & HOT! LOL


  22. Becki Wyer said:

    I’m challenging myself to read 250 books in 2013.

    rmwyer at shaw dot ca

  23. Brandy Bowers said:

    Read more though I am not sure how that’s possible lol. Love to read, use to want to write but it is not a strong suit of mine lol Can’t wait to try one of your books. Blog hops are an awesome thing because I get introduced to so many new authors 🙂
    Happy New Year

  24. Cynthia Williams said:

    Don’t have many resolutions just looking forward to a lot of great changes that are happening. I guess if I had to pick a resolution it would be to read more. Thank you for the blog hop and awesome prizes
    Cwill030104 at yahoo dot com

  25. Jamie Miller said:

    Happy New Years 🙂 I want to read at least 130 books..

  26. Happy New Year!


  27. susan platt said:

    My goal for the new year is to continue to be successful in losing weight. I have lost 63 lbs so far and have 50 lbs to go.

    awesome blog hop

    susanmplatt AT hotmail DOT com

  28. Amy Jennings said:

    love the blog hop. like others i will be trying to lose weight this year…and read more.
    amy j


  30. Lisa Walker said:

    Happy New Year and thanks for the chance to win!

  31. very cool Blog Hop.. Happy New years to all

  32. Kassandra said:

    To be kind to myself.


  33. I want to both read and write more this year! 🙂

    Thanks for the giveaway.

    mrs.hildebrand AT gmail dot com

  34. kim Reisdorf said:

    I’m going to start working out.

  35. My new year resolution is to 1. run a 5k and 2. read more. 🙂
    Happy New Year!

  36. deethomas291 said:

    I can’t wait to start reading your books!
    Thank you for the hop!
    Happy 2023!

  37. My resolutions are: be more proactive @ work, FINALLY lose the weight, & find ways to stay physically active.

  38. Vanessa N. said:

    Happy New Year! Thanks for the giveaway.

  39. Stephanie said:

    Thanks for the giveaway! Happy New Year!

  40. Stephanie said:

    Oops – forgot my email:

  41. Happy New Year.
    t.abule (a) yahoo (dot) com

  42. michele m said:

    want to tryand read more along with lose the last 40lbs that i needto lose.

  43. Your book sounds fab. Happy New Year. My resolution is to eat like I’m French this year!

  44. I am going to try to finish at least two or three of my works-in-progress this year. Plus, I am re-releasing a few of my older titles with a new publisher.

    Fitting that in amongst my upcoming wedding and birth of our first child is going to be challenging and fun!

    Carpe Noctem,

    Author Desirée Lee
    Putting the Romance back in Necromancy

  45. to take better care of my health and read.

  46. My resolution is to read more this year than last 🙂


  47. Thanks for participating in the giveaway Mallory!

    Have a Happy New Year!

    Thanks! Theresa Esterline

  48. I just wanna finish the library room off and get all the book in there and organize… So that is my goal for the year..


  49. Thanks for the fun. I will be enjoying the last day of vaca with my babies, just lounging around. No resolutions for 2013, just plans to be more active outside and spend more time playing with my kids.

  50. micheleann oboyle said:

    happy new year one of my resoultions is to sell my homemade jewerly

  51. Thanks for the great hop.
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

  52. First wanted to say His Need, Her Desire looks great!!!

    Second ugh…the dreaded resolutions! Read more of the free books I already have from Amazon. I get them everyday but somehow do not get around to reading them. I figure this is a goal I could actually do!


  53. Be more confident. I need that…

    Happy New Year!

  54. Felicia M Ciaudelli said:

    SO many resolutions – LOL – but getting my life and home in order – including the proper focus on losing all my excess weight!

  55. Felicia M Ciaudelli said:

    Whoops – paying more attention in the new year, too – here is my email addy –

  56. My resolutions this year are to keep a record of how many books I read in 2013, read the Lord of the Rings series to my mother who is bed bound, and to finally read the Harry Potter series…LOL
    Happy New Year!!!
    koonie2888 at yahoo dot com

  57. I don’t make resolutions, but am looking forward to making a few life changes this year.
    bimmergrlmd at gmail dot com

  58. Great way to start a new year!

    diane dot sadler at gmail dot com

  59. Thanks for the giveaway! And Happy New Year!

  60. Judy Peterson said:

    My resolution is to finish unpacking from the May 2012 move to a new home and complete the last 25# of weight off of me. HAPPY NEW YEAR to everyone!


  61. super kewl giveaway, thanks for participating! My resolution is to read more!
    jennirv4967 at gmail dot com

  62. Read more or write more? Read more, def. tchevrestt(at)

  63. Thanks to everyone who stopped by! Keep the comments coming. It is so great to see many new names and many familiar friends 🙂

  64. As I sit here, my husband is working on what we want to do this year…take a real family vacation. We have been married for 15 years and haven’t taken the kids anywhere. Many reasons why, but this year, we are changing that. Looking for a pet friendly cabin for a week’s vacation. We will do it.
    Best of luck in your goals and Happy New Year.
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

  65. jeannie platt said:

    well I have 10 lbs to lose… I have to get a job by October (graduate college) and i need to take at least one day a month for me time… Kids and Hubby sometimes drive me up the wall.

  66. Thanks so much for a great beginning to a New Year. Need to find a job since graduating college this Spring. so yup.


  67. gamistress66 said:

    I don’t make resolutions but I do kinda like your “Eat a bite of chocolate every day” on the prior post — if I could learn to make that just a bite, I’d be tempted to make that one 🙂 happy new year!
    gamistress66 (at) aol (dot) com

  68. Thanks for the blog hop

  69. Jessica Hale said:

    happy new year hope it’s a great year for you

  70. My goal for this year is to be kinder to myself. I am learning that it is okay to say no to others.
    planterofhope at aol dot com

  71. I don’t usually make one but I am beginning to think I should. I need to write more often, plain and simple. Thanks and happy new year.

  72. Christine said:

    I need to stress about work less.

    isabelli3619 (at) aol (dot) com

  73. Dawna Newman said:

    I would love to complete my reading challenges I signed up for.


  74. My goal for 2013 is to finish my online course before 2014 begins. Thank you for the blog hop and giveaway! I hope I win something!

  75. I don’t make resolutions, I never keep them. 😦 But my goal is to lose some weight this year.

    Happy New Year!

    beckerjo at verizon dot net

  76. I want to learn to take things in stride!


  77. To clear out my tbr shelves by either reading them or giving them away.
    scrtsbpal at yahoo dot com

  78. I actually read to much already…lmbo So I guess mine would be to write more. I am working on my first PNR. my goal is to actually finish it in 2013. As a single mom of 3 daughters, it doesn’t give me much free time to write. 😀 I pray u reach all your goals in 2013
    Big Hugs
    Missie Jones
    missie25524 (at) netzero (dot) com

  79. Shannon Kurta said:

    My biggest goal this year is to be more positive!

  80. Sexy story!

    Thanks so much for the chance to win. It’s a great way to start the year. No major resolutions beyond reading a lot and staying active, but I hope you have a great year 🙂

    Thanks again!


  81. I don’t have a resolution – sorry!

    Thanks for a fantastic hop! Happy New Year!

    lucy at lucyfelthouse dot co dot uk

  82. alice dellanova said:

    My resolution is losing weight and reading more 🙂
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    movie1997 at live dot it

  83. Happy new year!

    Reading isn’t really a problem for me, but I tend to stick to my comfort zone, my favorite genres. If I were to have a reading-related resolution, it’s to expand my horizons by reading more from my least-read genres.


  84. Thank you for the chance!

    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

  85. Happy New Year!

    My resolution is to spend more time on myself. I spread myself way to thin as it is…and by time I mean a whole day not just a few hours.


  86. Just the basics…go on a trip…get along with MIL…and get the reviews and guest post on the blog…nothing to major 🙂
    Thanks a bunch for the chance to win ..Happy New Years
    beejee77 at gmail dot com

  87. Céline G. said:

    Thank you for the giveaway and happy new year!

  88. Happy New Year!! My resolution is to be more organized. We will see how well that works out.

    smurfettev AT gmail DOT com

  89. Thanks for being a part of the hop!

    fencingromein at hotmail dot com

  90. My New Years Reselution is to loosw weight and stop smoking.. love your books keep u the good work
    Tracy Manderson

  91. Crystal Young said:

    I just plan to enjoy life more Thanks for the giveaway

    crystaley73 at yahoo dot com

  92. Sue Sattler said:

    My goal this year is to take better care of myself and make as many happy memories as i can with the ones that I love.


  93. Hello, thanks for the giveaway! I plan on living life to the fullest this year.

  94. Cassandra Hicks said:

    My resolutions are to get healthy and to better myself and my relationships 🙂
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  95. Katie Amanda said:

    My resolution is to stick with volunteering at the animal shelter. Thanks! katieamanda1(at)yahoo(dot)com

  96. I just hopped here! 🙂 Happy New Year!
    I have too many resolutions.. but I agree with you, I think I’d stick to reading more. mehee 🙂
    Anyways thanks for giving us chance to such great giveaways! 🙂

  97. Christine Senter said:

    My only resolutions are to get back into my online activities and to spend more time at home with my family. I think I can make those 2 work.

  98. My resolution is to exercise 5 times a week.
    bituin76 at hotmail dot com

  99. Melody Goodwin said:

    Thanks for participating in the blog hop and chance to win
    Resolution to do a random at of kindness each day

  100. I want to read more and stress less 🙂
    thanks for the giveaway
    my1lulabug at yahoo dot com

  101. kimberly holgate said:

    i dont have any resolutions for the year but i do want to read more this year
    kaholgate at ymail dot com

  102. Dita Škarste said:

    Resolution – To find a job I love!

  103. dragonkeep62 said:

    Happy New Year,thanks for the giveaway.


  104. Amber Turner said:

    Happy New Year! My New Years traditions are easy, I spend time with my family and friends. I can’t think of a better way to ring in the new year. My resolutions this year is as always to loose a few pounds and spend a little more time with my family.

  105. Hi! Happy New Years! Hmm. I dont really make new year resolutions. I kinda just take it one day at a time and go from there. Thanks for the awesome hop and all the giveaways! This is so fun! I love these hops! I always meet new authors, reconnect with old ones and my TBR list grows by leaps and bounds! Thank you!! Have a great day! Best wishes and many blessings to you!

  106. Mary Doherty said:

    Thanks for doing the Blog Hop and Happy New Year!

  107. to exercise more
    Happy new year!

  108. Will work to be healthier this year. Read and review more. Reviewing is new to me and I need practice. Will try to have more down time just for what I want this year.

  109. Karen H in NC said:

    Happy New Year. Thanks for the giveaway. I’ve set a goal to read 60 books this year.

    kareninnc at gmail dot com

  110. Toni Porter said:

    I’ve never made resolutions, but I have a short-term goal to finish editing my current novel.
    tp DOT quixotic AT gmail DOT com

  111. Jennifer Rote said:

    My goal for 2013 is to be more active. I didn’t follow through on my 2012’s.

    Jennifer Rote
    wildnmild4u at yahoo dot com

  112. I don’t generally make New Years resolutions, but this year, I have 2 goals. I want to post something on my new blog at least once a week & write a review of every book I read this year.

    drainbamaged.gyzmo at

  113. Dione Sage said:

    Thank you for the giveaway!
    uilani25 (at) hotmail (dot) com

  114. I did not make any this year would love to read more books. Thank you very much for the great giveaway and fun blog hop!
    I wish you a very Happy New Year!
    Latisha D

  115. Happy New Year! Mine is to do the things I’ve been putting off.

  116. Melissa C said:

    Thank you for the giveaway!

    Happy New Year!


    abinormyl AT gmail DOT com

  117. Happy New Year!!

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  118. Ann Roberts said:

    I have already resolved to learn more sign language! I can’t keep putting it off!


  119. I do not have a New Years Resolution.

  120. Happy New Year! Thanks for the hop, Angie angadair(at)

  121. Ruth Reynolds said:

    thank you for giveaway

  122. Happy New Year to you!
    verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com

  123. didn’t make any resolutions this year, happy new year and thanks for the giveaway! – regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

  124. rhireading said:

    Happy new year and thanks for the giveaway!

    always.and.never AT gmail DOT com

  125. I would say read more in order to write more. Keep that brain ticking.

  126. Ellen Thompson said:

    Reading more definitely sounds like a great resolution. I also would like to lose weight and get more organized. Thanks for the great giveaway!

    thompsonem3 at aol dot com

  127. Thanks for the chance to win!
    Happy New Year!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  128. my resolution is to eat less sweets
    golden_sprite (at) yahoo (dot) com

  129. Brit Kohl said:

    Hmm, I can’t have a resolution to read more, I read so much that there is no possible way to read more(on just my tablet and e reader combined I have over 2000 books, that doesn’t includes shorts I read online, crazy fanfiction, real paper books, and my many trips to the library, lol). Though I have had some stories bouncing around in my head lately, maybe I should start writing. I never thought I’d want to write, but the stories are happening more & more lately…

  130. Love the hop! Thanks for the chance to win.

  131. I resolve to get a new job!


  132. Are we crazy or what,? I’m here because it’s cold outside and I want too win something.
    LOL ;-}

  133. thanks for the contest!!!

  134. Michelle Tucker said:

    I don’t do resolutions, but it’s my hope that I’ll get my finances in order this year! Happy 2013!
    michelletucker at baconnation dot net

  135. My new year resolution, get more sponsors for my organization. It means, dream bigger, because we can! 🙂

    Happy 2013! Keeping writting, because your books are really good. 🙂 I have fun reading them.

  136. I resolve to meet the goal of finishing the polishing of my first book in the Existence series and to submit it to agents/publishers.

    Happy New Year from ! I hope you have a great one. Thanks for taking part in the hop.

  137. Happy New Year! 🙂

  138. Happy New Year!
    I plan on eating healthier
    Reading more
    I read His Need Her Desire recently & enjoyed it.

    JessieL62 at comcast dot net

  139. Meghan Stith said:

    These books look great!

  140. chickie434 said:

    Happy New Year and thanks for the giveaway!


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