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My Blog has Moved to my Website

I’ve decided to move my blog over to my website to make things a little simpler. This blog will remain up so you can enjoy the old posts. You’ll be able to follow the new blog by email if you would like, as well.

I won’t be posting as often as I had in the past, but hope to post at least a few times a month. This way, if you do decide to subscribe by email, your email won’t be cluttered by lots of posts.

I’d like to thank all my followers, readers, and commentators for making this blog so wonderful. I hope you enjoy the new blog, too.

 
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Posted by on June 30, 2013 in General, Giveaways

 

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Mick heating the atmosphere

Steamy post. It should be illegal to be this sexy. Mick St. John (or rather, Alex) is the reason for global warming and the spontaneous combustion of millions of panties around the world .

Alex O´Loughlin ~ An Intense Study

“What’s great about Alex is he can turn on the sex for the job, but he never abuses his good looks. He knows his place in the universe.”

— Sophia Myles, TV Guide, December 2007

Working the eyebrows with a little smile…. really looking naughty!

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Biting the lip……

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Just touching the lips with his tongue…..

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Batting the eye lashes and looking right into your soul…….asking if you are okay!

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Letting mundane things look sexy…….

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Without even trying, without even taking his clothes off, he just turns on the heat – at full blast!!

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Posted by on June 24, 2013 in Alex O'Loughlin, Vampires

 

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Thank you Mary – Another Great Alex O’Loughlin Site Ends.

So sad that we lost another wonderful AOL site, but this post is an awesome tribute – and a reminder of how sexy that vampire was. Mick St. John was my first love with Alex, too. Somehow I think he will always be my favorite.

Alex O´Loughlin ~ An Intense Study

Another chapter in Alex´s fandom has come to an end. His longest running fan site has ended. Mary ran alexoloughlin.org for many years, with some help (Claire, Elemental, Kagaine and Manu became familiar names to me, as I visited the site nearly daily). I wanted to say a final thank you to Mary with some Mick, as I think he was possibly her most favorite character of Alex, or perhaps “first love” 🙂

I hope you don´t look back with regret, spending all that time on dat Man, instead remember the thrills of having the first row seat, watching his career getting started. Such exciting times you must have witnessed…

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On behalf of FOYeur and myself, thank you for all those years of dedicated work on Alex. We wish you all the best for your future 🙂

 Thank you also to your help on the blog

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Posted by on June 22, 2013 in Alex O'Loughlin, Vampires

 

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My Books are on Sale in Preperation for my Upcoming Release

I’ve lowered the prices on the first books in my Nocturnal Surrender Series. This is your chance to get up to date on the series before the September release of Night Therapy. The prices are as follows:

TNSS: Book 1 Novelette originally $2.99, now only $1.99.

TNSS: Book 1
Novelette originally $2.99,
now only $1.99.

TNSS: Book 2 Novella originally $2.99, now only $1.99.

TNSS: Book 2
Novella originally $2.99,
now only $1.99.

TNSS: Book 3 Novelette originally $2.99, now only $1.99.

TNSS: Book 3
Novelette originally $2.99,
now only $1.99.

TNSS: Anthology Anthology originally $5.99,  now only $3.99.

TNSS: Anthology
Anthology originally $5.99,
now only $3.99.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The anthology, Nocturnal Bites, contains the first three books in the series as well as the bonus erotic short story, Auburn Lust, and the bonus, Interview with Bastian. This is obviously the best deal. It’s like getting one of the first three books and the short story for free. For book information, excerpts, and purchase links, head over to THE SERIES WEBSITE. I believe Sony is the only one that hasn’t shown the price drop yet, but it will soon.

PRAISE FOR THE SERIES…

“The chemistry between Bastian and Nicole is off the charts HAWT! WOW!! The world building is interesting and the plot is very intriguing. I love the author’s writing style and the editing was spot on. If you are a fan of Erotic PNR, you are going to love this series. It’s kind of like Laura Wright meets Lora Leigh with a pinch of JR Ward thrown in the mix.” Danie – Amazon Kindle reviewer.

“I am digging this Novella series by Lorraine Pearl. I finished Nocturnal Surrender & immediately purchase the next book in the series, Midnight Confessions. Great back story, character & story development. Oh, and let’s not skip over the hot and I mean incredibily hot sex between Bastian & Nicole that makes you weak in the knees & tingly all over.” Sharon – Amazon Kindle reviewer.

 

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Moonlight Monday #AlexOLoughlin #EttaJames #fanvideo

Mick was one hell of a sexy vampire, and this video is a great reminder! Do you love Mick, too?

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Something a little different for this Monday. I normally am not a big fan of fan-made videos, though many of them are BRILLIANTLY done! Personally, it usually comes down to me not liking the music choice or it being too short or too long (I know, I have issues..lol) but sometimes I see one that I LOVE!! My friend @MaddyRico210 sent this link to me of an old Moonlight video and OMG…

Etta James + Mick St. John = perfection!!!

Vid credit to: darkfrogof <<— if any of you are this person or knows who they are, please accept my THANKS!!!

Most of you long time Moonlight fans have probably seen this but it will be new to some viewers of this blog like it was for me.  In the event you’ve seen it before, I doubt you’ll argue about having to sit through it again…

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Posted by on June 10, 2013 in Alex O'Loughlin, Vampires

 

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Ash Penn’s Upcoming Release, End of the Line: Book 1 of the Dark Love Series

I’d like to welcome my friend, author Ash Penn, to my blog. She’s here to tell us about her upcoming release, End of the Line. Take it away, Ash…

I’m venturing into the paranormal with my first series of books. The Dark Love series will feature vampires, angels, shifters, one incubus and a zombie thrown in for good measure. The series begins with the pre release of book 1, End of the Line. It’s on pre-order today from Total E Bound.

Now, I’m no plotter, in fact when I begin a story I rarely know how it ends, or even what comes after the first sentence. End of the Line certainly wasn’t intended as a series when I first had the idea for a vampire story. It was only after I’d started writing that I realised the paranormal world I’d created is totally different from the contemporary fiction I’d written up ‘til now. I could have all sorts of creatures skulking in the shadows below the average person’s radar.  So out of book 1 came the idea for book 2, and, in turn, book 3. Each story will feature a different set of characters that are linked in some way to the characters from the book before.

I should also mention that the series title Dark Love should serve as a little bit of a warning. My romances do tend to be dark, which means my characters aren’t always likeable and their relationships are usually far from perfect. My favourite kind of stories are those where the source of conflict comes from within the relationship itself rather than via outside factors. End of the Line is no exception, and I’m guessing Alex may prove quite controversial for some readers.

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Orphan and loner David Greene has always found solace in the dark romance written by his great-grandmother. The book and a crumbling old house on the edge of town are all that remains of his ancestry and the family he never knew. But when David meets Alex, the new owner of the house, his world spins out of control.

Alex is every bit of man and mystery David could have conjured in his wildest erotic dreams, and he is drawn into a strange romance where weirdness becomes the norm. He even begins to sense the spirit of Vincent, the novel’s mysterious anti-hero, who issues a warning about the dangers of involving himself with Alex.

As Alex begins to manoeuvre and manipulate David’s empty life, the question soon becomes not who is Alex, but what is Alex? And once the truth is out David discovers that the fictional world of his great-grandmother’s novel was never quite so fictional after all.

EXCERPT

“Mind if I join you?”

The soft male tones that caressed David’s eardrums were far too close for the question to be directed at anyone else. He looked up from the depths of page eighty-two and into eyes as blue as a perfect summer’s day. Unexpected heat flooded his cheeks. He adjusted his glasses and scanned the array of empty Formica tables and chairs around them.

“Uh, no, I guess I don’t mind,” David replied, puzzled. Not that it mattered. He’d be leaving right after he’d finished his coffee.

“Great.” The guy offered a dazzling smile. Twin dimples etched perfect hollows in his cheeks. Why this beautiful man should seem so pleased about being granted permission to sit with him wasn’t something David wanted to contemplate.

“What you reading?” the stranger asked, taking a seat at the opposite bench. Completely flustered, David had forgotten about the novel in front of him. By the time he thought to look down, the book was being drawn away from him across the table. He lunged, swiping the book closed and into the bag at his side before the guy got a chance to spy the cover.

“It’s nothing,” he blurted out. “Just a novel.”

“Just a novel?” A spark of humour lifted the stranger’s tone.

“Yes.” David shifted in his seat. “I like to read.”

The guy shrugged beneath a shabby leather jacket that looked as though it had led a full and active existence. “That’s nothing to be ashamed of. I read too.”

David didn’t for a moment believe someone as good-looking as this man bothered to read anything past a car manual, and certainly not romance novels. “What do you read?”

The guy’s lips tilted into a smile. “Menus, mostly.” He reached for the laminated board on a stand between them. “By the way, what’s your name? I’m Alex.”

Since when had this turned into the kind of conversation where first names were exchanged? The guy had asked to share the table, not life stories. Still, it was a small thing to ask, and David didn’t see any real reason not to answer. For a fraction of a second, he contemplated giving a fake name. Something like Frazer, or Zane. Something interesting and exotic, something the complete opposite of who he actually was. But then, when he stopped to contemplate why exactly he’d want this Alex to think better of him, he couldn’t come up with a reason. Not one he’d accept anyway.

“It’s, um, David,” he said eventually.

“Okay, um, David.” Alex lowered the menu. His blue eyes loomed closer. “You got a…um, boyfriend?”

David heard the question clear as day, and experienced the shock as vividly as if he’d stuck his finger in an electrical socket. Why would this guy—a complete stranger—ask such a thing? No one had accused him of being gay since his schooldays. He couldn’t understand what he’d done to be accused of it now. “Excuse me?”

Alex set down the menu. “I’ll take that as a no.” He glanced over his shoulder at the waitress attending to another diner a couple of tables away. “Yo, sweetheart.” He clicked his fingers. All four heads in the place swivelled their way. “Over here.”

“Wait your turn, sweetheart,” the waitress called back, busy writing in her pad.

“I think I should go.” David zipped up his bag. How dare this person assume such a thing about him? What a ludicrous question to ask a stranger.

“You’ve not touched your coffee.” He nodded at the still full mug sat on the table.

David glared back. “It’s cold.”

“I’ll get you another. I don’t like to eat alone. Oh, hey—”

David rose.

So did Alex. “At least let me buy you lunch, if only to apologise.”

“For what?”

“For my uncouth manners. I’m new around here and I don’t spend much time in company. Sometimes I say the first thing that comes into my head. And when I do it’s usually wrong. You got any idea how many people I’ve already pissed off and I’ve only been in town a month?”

David couldn’t resist asking, “How many?”

Alex puffed out his cheeks, pressed his palms together then drew them apart like an angler measuring the size of an elusive fish. Then he pushed them together again, as if in prayer. “Please take pity on this tactless, friendless out-of-towner by allowing him to buy you lunch?” He lowered his hands and slid the menu across the table. “Please, order anything you like. It’s on me.”

David still hesitated. He didn’t believe Alex wasn’t used to being around people. Men like him were never short of friends. Men like him didn’t buy lunch for men like David. Not unless they were desperate for company. Well, he had said he was new in town, so maybe that was exactly what Alex was. Desperate. David had already spent most of his wages this week on his roommate’s slice of the rent. Why he bailed Gemma out so often he wasn’t sure, but his stomach rumbled its hunger and Alex’s eyes kept getting bluer.

“All right.” He resumed his seat. “I could manage a sandwich.” And while he was at it he could put this guy straight about his sexuality too.

“A sandwich! No way. Go for something hot and delicious, like yourself.” An odd sparkle danced in the man’s eyes. It wasn’t quite mockery, though David never imagined he’d make even lukewarm on anyone’s heat scale. “What? You’re offended I paid you a compliment?”

“No.” David grabbed the menu, grateful for an excuse to hide his blushes—his cheeks the only part of him likely to be considered hot. So much for reaffirming his heterosexuality.

“You looked in a mirror recently? I mean properly?”

David shook his head from behind the menu. He had access to the bathroom mirror at the flat, which he used for shaving and combing his hair. Not for preening. He left preening to men with something to preen over. Like Alex.

“May I?”

David peered over the menu, curious now despite himself. “May you what?”

“Indulge me?” Alex flashed those perfect teeth again. He reached over the table, grasped the arms of David’s glasses then guided them carefully away. The world fuzzed over. “Now, if you’d quit screwing up those sexy brown eyes of yours—”

“But I can’t see.”

“Wanna know what I see?”

“A squinting moron?”

A flash of white bisected the pale cream blur of Alex’s face. “Nope. Try, a handsome young guy who’s spent too long cowering behind a pair of… What are these?” He held the glasses aloft. “Titanic’s portholes?”

“They’re my prescription. I’ve always had bad eyesight. There’s nothing I can do. Can I have them back?” He held out his palm, aware of how his hand trembled, afraid this guy would toss the glasses to the ground and stamp on them like so many others had done before.

goldbar2Thanks for stopping by, Ash. Loved the excerpt and can’t wait to read the book.

I don’t know about you guys, but I love a good dark paranormal romance. So what did you think of the excerpt? And what about that awesome cover?

 
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Posted by on June 7, 2013 in Guest Posts

 

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Sexy Vampires with Emotional Stories Coming Your Way: Nocturnal Surrender Series Updates

Things are moving along quicker than I had expected with the next book in the series – so far. Let’s hope this keeps up.

NS 4 for blogFirst, an update on the upcoming novel, Night Therapy.

I finished the revisions three weeks earlier than I had planned, and I was able to get it to the editor two weeks earlier than originally scheduled.

I believe that is a first for me. Normally, I run over my estimated time. Yay me!

I’m waiting to hear back from the editor to see how soon she thinks she’ll be done with the first round of edits, but I don’t think she’ll have it longer than two to four weeks. Again, that’s quicker than my initial expectations. Yay editor!

I’ll spend July – and August if needed – finishing the editing process, so I’m still expecting an early September release.

If you want to read a few unedited excerpts from Night Therapy, you’ll find themHERE.

If you want to get to know the hero, Johnathan McCombs, you’ll find his hero postHERE.

If you want more information about this book – or the others in this series, as well as purchase links, excerpts, and series extras – you’ll find it all HERE.

And for those of you who have read the previous books – and have fallen for Bastian – don’t worry. He has a major role in this book, and will continue to throughout the entire series.

?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????Second, I have started work on the fifth book in the series. This novel is still untitled. I hope to have the first draft finished by October for release sometime early next year.

As always, I will give updates on the progress as I write. When I get further into the novel, I’ll begin posting some teaser excerpts, as well.

The hero in this novel is Johnathan’s sire, Alexander Mitchell. He’s a calm and calculating vampire, smooth and charming. Everything he does is sensual, right down to how he drinks blood.

The heroine, Olivia Fournier, was introduced early on in the series, in Nocturnal Surrender. She’s cold and aloof, domineering and independent. And after what happens in Night Therapy, she has a huge chip on her shoulder and a lot to prove.

Their personalities clash. Their approaches to immortal life and how to run the Enforcer teams are completely opposite. Sparks will be flying – in more ways than one.

Plus, the war between vampires and Hunters will begin to intensify. All your favorite vampires from the series will be in jeopardy.

That’s all for now, but I will continue to update you on my progress. Until next time, enjoy the previous books in the series, the excerpts, and the extras at the links above.

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So what have you been reading lately? I just finished reading Lover Enshrined by J.R. Ward, and now I’m reading Dark Curse by Christine Feehan.

 

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