Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Wednesday Musings: The Windmills of My Mind

My apologies for my intermittent(at best) posts;) Its' been one crazy late summer /early fall on so many levels of my life;) --Sort of like  windmills-continually moving--
Speaking of--isn't this pic lovely? Air energy windmills dot the landscape near where I live and I have found their artistic beauty(IMO) a serene view at sunset.

Moving right along--I want to thank everyone for the lovely emails regarding your thoughts in reading  THE MASTER & THE MUSES. I admit Thomas was rather one of those men extremely hard to peel away the layers of, but deep down, he is a darling. ;) As I've always stated--you either love him or hate him-but rarely can you forget him;) It's good to know that the majority of you really loved the book!;)

FORBIDDEN PLEASURES-the story of Torin and Alyson is now available at Harlequin Spice Briefs and all its many forms of ebook distributions, including at Amazon Kindle. It's received a thoughtful and provoking review--as always at ALL I WANT AND MORE  *scroll down to read Cecile's review! Cecile knows I love her reviews because they are real and make you think beyond the book!

New on the horizon-I'm excited to announce a new publisher-Decadent Publishing is now open and ready to introduce some smashing new authors to the reading world!  Additionally, I have found a home there for a couple of stories as I continue to branch out into the Contemporary romantic suspense realm!  For your steamier shape-shifter read I have  BY THE LIGHT OF THE SILVERY MOON--its a short read I like to call my "fang in cheek" tale on she-wolves;)

Coming this December (gorgeous cover art coming soon, I hope!) I am pleased to announce a beautiful holiday historical romance(in the true traditional sense)  set against the backdrop of New York City . It is heartwrenching story of a hardworking Irishman, Brady McCormick who makes a promise to his wife to bring their son to America and make a life-in spite of what may happen to her. When she dies, he struggles with ever being able to love anyone as much and is protective of her memory and their son, until he meets a tenacious, beautiful and kind American woman who cares for his son and eventually captures his heart as well. A CHRISTMAS PROMISE will be out in December 2010 from Decadent Publishing.

Please visit UNUSUAL HISTORICALS this Friday (9.24.10) when I will be featured as one of their new contributors. I have always admired and marveled at what these authors find and share in the realm of historical research-and so becoming a part of this group is both an honor and thrill for me. Watch for announcements of a fantastic celebration coming from UH in December when they celebrate their anniversary! LOTS of book giveaways and fun things going on!

Finally, thank you to you who have asked about my mom's health and continue to keep her in your thoughts. Its a comfort to know that my friends care;)

Hope to see you Friday over at Unusual Historicals! I may even be giving away a book of your choice that day!

Be well~

Amanda

Thursday, September 2, 2010

A Medieval Morsel

I'm very excited to finally be able to share that my steamy medieval Spice Briefs, FORBIDDEN PLEASURES is finally here!

 Many of you who read TORTURED asked what happened to Sierra's younger brother who the Saxon orderd to be taken to the woods and killed....well, I listened and here you go. This is the story of Torin and the forbidden love of Alyson, a Celtic woman who would become his greatest strength.

  You can get this medieval morsel for a slew of your wonderful electronic gadgets including KINDLE and at the new and improved Harlequin website for SPICE BRIEFS

Here is one of my favorite excerpts:

“I was instructed to speak with you.” She saw his smile vanish, his expression bathed by the moon, turned serious.


“From whom do you receive your instruction?” he asked searching her face.

Alyson averted her eyes from his steady gaze and searched what to say to him. “Come, sit here beside me and let me see your hand.” She drew him to a stone bench just outside his room.

“You want to see my hands?” The Roman asked, his eyes alert to the garden around them. “You are becoming a more curious woman, with each passing moment.”

“You must believe me. Back there in the garden, when you grabbed my arm. There was great magic in your touch.” There was barely enough room for the two of them on the small bench. She took his hand, palm up and placed it on her lap.

“I think you would find greater pleasure were my hand turned over,” he stated leaning close, providing her with a charming grin.

“Assuming that you think you know what gives me pleasure, milord?” she asked, guarding herself to his bewitching advances. He bore a magnetism that was hard to ignore, no doubt part of his skillful leadership capabilities. That thought reminded her of why she’d been sent. He was far too easy to fantasize about and seated here at his side made the temptation even greater.

“Forgive me, milady. But do I detect a challenge in your response?”

“Did you not believe me when I tell you I’ve been sent to speak with you?”

“To be truthful, when a beautiful woman appears in the middle of the night in my bedroom, my thoughts do not turn speaking.” He squeezed her hand.

“Listen to me well. This is about you, your future. It has nothing at all to do with me, other than to be the messenger for the gods.”
~*~


To further satisfy your medieval hunger, I invite you to pick up TORTURED . Listed on eHarlequin's Top Ten Best Erotic Fiction Reads.


Complex and riveting, it is the story of  Dryston and Sierra--their  passion and courage and love for their families, friends and each other--that help them survive in this dark era.

What readers are saying about Tortured:

"Tortured is driven with the need for hope during such tumultuous times as was that part of history. I felt as if i were whisked away to that time and that land. The vivid descriptions and steady rhythm of the story made for one disturbingly touching tale of hope, love and survival."~Amy


"...you feel as though you are right there with the characters..." Barb
"I wish more readers would give erotic novels a chance. The stories, if well written, like this one is; you will understand the reason for the use of sex in the story. This was my first experience with this author, Amanda McIntyre. I'm glad I took the time to read this novel and I'm looking forward to reading more of her work in the future." a Reader