Sunday, June 29, 2014

Sundae With Nuts - Sarah Hegger

June 29th, 2014

Welcome to another saucy episode of SUNDAE WITH NUTS where I have asked my fellow authors to join me for the day for a bit of fun and a laugh. We are romance writers after all!

Without further ado, I am most pleased to introduce the lovely and talented (and very brave!) Sarah Hegger!

Sundae with the Nut Sarah Hegger


1.Favorite knickers: cotton, lace, silk or errr…leather?

Cotton. Yeah! Boring I know, but a girl’s got to breathe.


2.Who is your fantasy male or female? Or both?
I have it bad for Travis Fimmel at the moment. A couple of visual aids to help you understand.


Travis is his younger days and I’m sure those knickers are cotton.

As he is in Viking-  it’s the eyes, I swear it!

3.What language, when heard spoken, makes you frisky? (like Jamie Lee Curtis in A Fish called Wanda)
Spanish. Had a boyfriend who used to speak Spanish to me. No idea what he said, but that didn’t matter.

4.What vehicle, abode, beach, construction site or other locale did you lose your virginity.
So boring, a sleeping bag in a living room.

5.Do you believe in love at first sight?
Absolutely! Got engaged to my husband within six weeks of meeting him.

6.If you could play a board game during sex, what would it be?
Trivial Pursuit. Brings new meaning to getting a piece of pie (ouch, did I just say that!)

7.Any special “toys” you’d like to give mention to for their outstanding achievements?
And garlic presses don’t count? Can’t answer this one, blushing like a medieval virgin.

8.I *heart* Peter Cetera. What song immediately swoops you back to your “first days” of falling in love?
“I Feel You” by Depeche Mode. I’m an eighties girl. Check it out if you have a moment.


9.Most romantic or sexiest destination out there.
Bahamas all the way.

10.If you become a best-selling author and sell your movie rights, what will be the first thing you do when you hear? Other than contact Cd Brennan and offer to share with her, of course.
Start planning my outfit for the Oscars, because it’s going there next. Right?

11.I wanted to be a helicopter pilot and a cowgirl when I grew up (still do). What did you want to grow up to be when you were a little girl?
An archaeologist, but I don't do bugs and Indiana Jones put that desire to rest.

And last but now least.

12.Favorite ice cream flavor.
Haagen Dazs Strawberry

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It is such my pleasure to have Miss Sarah today as a Nut. She is one of the most supportive authors out there, and such a talent! 

I'm a cotton girl, too, although I have moments where I think I should head down to Victoria's and spice things up a bit. Those moments are fleeting at best. LOL My sons use my garlic press for Playdoh (that's how much I cook) so I definitely would consider it a toy of great achievement. Heck, gives me a minute to myself. THAT is achievement.

So losing your V in a sleeping bag. Not bad, nice and cosy. I'm sure you've been making up for that boring bit of your life ever since with your romances. I tend to write myself some better scenes in my books LOL. I had a shitty-ass marriage ceremony because we wanted to get my Aussie husband into the States. Red circus tent. BBQ. Sober bride taking care of 18-month old. Doped hubby riding 18-month old's scooter through street. Unhelpful mother-in-law and no family or friends from Ireland, UK or States. :-( I will say no more. It still makes me bitter.

Travis Himmel is MIGHTY. That's all I can say. I've heard through the grapevine that one of Lyrical/Kensington's editors is looking for Viking romances. The higher the heat the better. You can send it directly to Corinne at cdemaagd@gmail.com.

I'm a big fan of medieval romances, and therefore a huge fan of Miss Sarah's. I can guarantee they are great reads.

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Sunday, June 22, 2014

S'more Sundae With Nuts - Joanne Wadsworth

June 15th, 2014

So, what's this one all about? Well I'll tell you! We have to list four truths about ourselves. The fifth "fact", we will make up, and you, the guests, have to guess which one is untrue.

So without further ado....

S'more Sundae With Nuts - Joanne Wadsworth

Layering the truth like chocolate, marshmallows and grahams


1. I had a deadly melanoma removed at the age of five.

2. In hospital, after having my tonsils out as a child, my parents mistook another girl in the same ward as being me. They hugged her, and gave her my get-well goodie bag.

3. My parents left the country when I was fourteen, and didn’t return until I was sixteen. I was raised by another family during that time.

4. I started playing the drums because I thought I’d look cool, but quickly learnt they were a fabulous stress-reliever too.

5. My hubby is the first man I kissed.

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I have to say honestly that I enjoy my S'mores much more than I ever thought I would. Because in their 4 facts, and often in the make-believe of the fifth, the author becomes more to me than merely a colleague or an online friend. It's the way they can fill the outline of themselves so fully with only a few short words. And even when I thought I knew them pretty well, having followed their blogs or their stories, these tidbits, these little juicy pieces of wonder, will keep me supporting them for years to come.

So here we go:
#1 Makes me a little teary to think any child has to go through that but so glad you are still with us today Miss Joanne!
#2 That would have sucked! Maybe they were just so emotional they couldn't see clearly through their tears?
#3 Wow! Your childhood was incredible, or perhaps incredulous? We'll let the followers decide! I'm thinkin' I wouldn't have minded at 14 to have been raised by another family, but then, I'm sure it sounds better to a teenager than in actuality. 
#4 I hooked up with my hubby the first time after a masquerade ball. He was lookin' mighty hot playing his air-drums in a tux at the next table. LOL I can see the appeal Miss Joanne!
#5 Now, I'm thinking this can't be true. But I know you were one of the Nut "believers" in first love, so that's a hard call. I mean, not even a spin the bottle kiss when you were a tween? My first kiss was a guy named Eric who had a fabulous cowlick at his forehead. But I wasn't even thinking of that, only that first press of the lips. Sigh. So long ago, yet still SO important.

Okay, so which one is the falsehood? Miss Joanne is willing to give away a copy of Highlander's Magic (Yes, please!) to one correct guesser. But, any correct guess goes into the draw, so guess away!

I love, love, love (can't say enough) Scottish time-travel. I dream it will still happen to me one day. You can't go wrong with this book. Check it out!

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Sunday, June 15, 2014

S'more Sundae With Nuts - Amy Lee Burgess

June 15th, 2014

So, what's this one all about? Well I'll tell you! We have to list four truths about ourselves. The fifth "fact", we will make up, and you, the guests, have to guess which one is untrue.

So without further ado....

S'more Sundae With Nuts - Amy Lee Burgess

Layering the truth like chocolate, marshmallows and grahams


1.It’s Father’s Day, so here’s a shout out to my dad.  I totally start almost every Friday night by calling my father in North Carolina so he can read me an Uncle Wiggly story like he did when I was a little girl.  My favorite is Uncle Wiggly and the Wolf!

2.When I lived in New Orleans, I once participated in a real voodoo ceremony and had my hair washed with rum, Florida water, and cake by a mambo.

3.The reason I make actor Stuart Townsend the inspiration for my wolf shifter character Liam Murphy and my vampire character Andre is because I once met him in California when I was on a wine tasting tour of Sonoma and decided he was the most gorgeous man alive.  I was too tongue tied to say anything but a stammered hello as he passed by.  But BONUS –he said hello back!

4.The vampires in my novel Blood Gift have the Nordic rune Gebo on their backs to signify they belong to the London Circle.  So do I.


5.Once I rented a house in New Orleans and when I was setting up the bedroom, a Voice in my head warned me to never leave a candle unattended on my nightstand.  I listened for two years until one Friday night when I thought, I’ll just be gone for five minutes getting pizza out of the oven.  When I came back, the room was in flames and the fire department later determined the fire originated on the nightstand.

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It never ceases to amaze me how interesting my fellow romance authors are. Seriously, I wonder if it takes a certain person to write, someone that has already lived at an exceptional level - not content for the mediocre and always pressing that edge. Miss Amy Less is a prime example! When I read her five facts, I was like WOW. So on we go...
#1 Happy Father's Day to all those great dads and grandads out there, and it sounds like Miss Amy has one of the best in the world :-) Now, I wonder why Uncle Wiggly and the Wolf is your favorite? :-)
#2 I'd love to know what the ceremony was performing? Okay, we know voodoo, but what was the outcome? A cleansing ceremony? A love ceremony, perhaps? Where you have resorted to voodoo to attract Mr. Townsend in #3? Hmmmm??? LOL
#4 Tell us more! How interesting. I found this - GEBO = the rune of love and forgiveness. How lovely. 



#5 Now, that is creepy. Do you believe in spirits then? I've heard so many of these great stories - of guardian angels helping us Earth-bound. Anyone else have a great story like this?

Miss Amy Lee Burgess, S'more extraordinaire, will be giving away a free copy of BLOOD GIFT to the first person who guesses the FAKE FACT. Go on then!




Sunday, June 8, 2014

Sundae With Nuts - Diane Escalera

June 8th, 2014

Welcome to another saucy episode of SUNDAE WITH NUTS where I have asked my fellow authors to join me for the day for a bit of fun and a laugh. We are romance writers after all!

Without further ado, I am most pleased to introduce the lovely and talented (and very brave!) Diane Escalera!

Sundae with the Nut Diane Escalera

Thank you so much! I've been dying to join the Nut club.     

1.Favorite knickers: cotton, lace, silk or errr…leather? 
I like cotton with lace.

2.Who is your fantasy male or female? Or both? 
Vin Diesel. Mucho macho!

And his attitude makes him sexier!


3.What language, when heard spoken, makes you frisky? (like Jamie Lee Curtis in A Fish called Wanda) 
Have you ever heard a guy whisper sweet nothings in Spanish? Caliente!

4.What vehicle, abode, beach, construction site or other locale did you lose your virginity? 
That's cute.  But I'm not answering.

5.Do you believe in love at first sight? 
I do. 

6.If you could play a board game during sex, what would it be? 
Naughty Bingo. 

7.Any special “toys” you’d like to give mention to for their outstanding achievements? 
Is a blindfold a toy?

8.I *heart* Peter Cetera. What song immediately swoops you back to your “first days” of falling in love? 
Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe by Barry White.


9.Most romantic or sexiest destination out there. 
I haven't been, but I really want to go to Italy.

And last but not least.

10.Favorite ice cream flavor. 

Chocolate!

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It's such a pleasure to have Miss Diane on Sundae With Nuts. I adore her Latin Heat trilogy. She is an extremely talented writer, one that we should all sample for the Latin sexiness! I know that her characters sometimes whisper sexy Spanish in her books, and boyo, I've melted. 

So Miss Diane took the fifth on the Big V question. Fair enough! I always say to my Nuts, whatever you are comfortable with. My V was lost so long ago, I'm considering being a born-again. And surprisingly, after Sundae With Nuts has been live for over 18 months, Miss Diane is the first to suggest a blindfold.You'd think that would have come up earlier! I reckon that's got to be one of the sexiest toys out there. And yes, a toy it can be. Have a listen to Barry White, that voice could get anyone in the mood! 

Diane Escalera's new release, Playing With Destiny, is the third story in her Latin Heat Trilogy, a titillating collection featuring the hunky LaCosta men.




Sunday, June 1, 2014

S'more Sundae With Nuts - Lynn Cahoon

June 1, 2014

So, what's this one all about? Well I'll tell you! We have to list four truths about ourselves. The fifth "fact", we will make up, and you, the guests, have to guess which one is untrue.

So without further ado....

S'more Sundae With Nuts - Lynn Cahoon

Layering the truth like chocolate, marshmallows and grahams


1. I wanted to be a rodeo princess when I grew up.

2. I took second place in my division at an international dart tournament.

3. I was president of our local Future Homemakers of America chapter

4. I've visited dive bars where you have to be buzzed in by the bartender.

5. I studied art history in college. 

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Hoowee! Miss Lynn doesn't give us much to go on. I reckon like her number #2 answer, it's like throwing a dart and hoping we land the bullseye. Of course, I have nowhere near the dart skills as Miss Lynn so may not even hazard a throw.

Now, #1 I could see because Miss Lynn has a fantastic Bull Rider's series out, more coming on that in just a minute. But she could be trying to throw us off...ya never know with this one LOL 
#2 is VERY impressive no matter what way you look at it.
#3 Congrats on your presidency, miss! Is FHA like the female version of the Masons? Am I being snarky? I don't mean to be, just haven't a clue! Must google...
#4 Woohoo! Let me go with you next time! 
#5 Okay, a quick test, Miss Cahoon, born in the Netherlands in 1853, who is the most famous Pointillist artist in the world? 


A fellow Sizzle & Sass Sister, Miss Lynn Cahoon is a talented and diversified author, writing everything from cowboys to witch hunters, from mystery to contemporary. Do pick up her latest sexy cowboy book, THE BULL RIDER'S KEEPER