Welcome Back Dakota Trace, or um Livvy the Muse

3744330 - napa valley vineyard sunset on a grunge background.*skips into the room, the slides to a halt*  “Hey, I’ve been here before!”

Of course you have, Livvy.  BL has always been gracious enough to let us visit during our blog hops. *turns to readers*  Hi, I’m Dakota, and that *points at corset wearing dominatrix* …happens to be my muse, Olivia…well, Livvy for short.  She gets a bit peeved when I call her by her namesakes first name.

*arches brow*  “Don’t even get me started on that woman, slave. She should mine her own damned business.”  *grins*  “Maybe I should go and visit Jude and Micah…they need a good shake up, and lord knows that woman needs to be kept on her toes…”

*groans*  No.  Don’t even think about it.  Or I’m not letting you in the club when we revisit Olivia’s for Carlos’s story….*takes a deep breath, ignoring muse’s squeal of protest.  “But we’re not here today to talk about Chicago.  Nope we’re here to talk about Thanksgiving in Napa – a little scavenger hunt I came up with to celebrate the release of my upcoming book, Benevolent Master.

“Yeah, the one I helped her write…which is why it only makes sense that I get my fudge before Alyce gets her pie….”

*shakes head*  Dear lord, not again.  We’ve already discussed this, Livvy. I’ll make your damned fudge AFTER I finish Alyce’s pumpkin pie. *holds out hand*  I almost got all the stuff I need, so cough up the pumpkin, chica….then I’ll think about making your fudge.

*pouts*  “I don’t wanna.”
*rolls eyes*  It’s either the flogger or the pumpkin, your choice.  I can always ask Kaleb or Davis to come in and give me a helping hand. They know exactly how to use a flogger on a woman…

*glares* “You wouldn’t dare!”

*holds out hand* Try me.

“Bitch!”  *But hands over can*pumpkin6

Thank you.  Now the readers can enter pumpkin into the rafflecopter for today’s entry. If they get drawn they will be the lucky winner of a signed set of print books (The Doms of Napa 1-3), that really cool flogger that Livvy’s hording at the moment, and some swag I’ll throw in as a bonus…I’ll be drawing the winner on the 19th and posting it on my  author FB page. *turns to muse*  Want to tell them about the sale?

*crosses arms over chest* “No…”

You know a pouting muse isn’t all that attractive, Livvy.

“I wouldn’t be pouting if you’d make my fudge, slave!”  *stomps off*

*sighs*  Such a drama queen….anyway, about that sale….up until release day, Benevolent Master will be at the low price of $2.99.  That’s almost half off of the original price $4.99.  So if you’re interested…click HERE.

We only have one item left to collect….can you guess what it is?  Well be sure to stop over at J.D. Nelson’s blog tomorrow for that final item.

A special thanks goes out to the lovely BLMorticia for allowing me and Livvy to hijack her blog today….*hugs*

Hugs back. Thanks for stopping in today ladies. Anytime you wanna hijack my place, let me know!

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4th of July Hop!

Welcome to the Fourth of July Facebook Hop,

hosted by Love Kissed Book Bargains!

With tons of prizes from over 100 authors and bloggers, including Amazon gift cards, it’s a great way to spend your Fourth of July Weekend!

Don’t miss out! Visit one, or all to participate. Easy entries.

Meet some new authors! Discover some awesome blogs.

Most of all…have fun!

My GIVEAWAY is a $10 GC from All Romance Books and a copy of The Odd Couple

The Fourth of July Hop starts here:

The Literary Triad

Other authors/bloggers participating

Xandra James http://facebook.com/xandrajames/
Joanne Dannon writes https://www.facebook.com/joannedannonwrites/
Two Book Pushers Http://www.facebook.com/Twobookpushers
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Alexa Brookes www.facebook.com/alexabrookesbooks
Author Shaniel Watson https://www.facebook.com/AuthorShanielWatson/
She’s a Lip Biter https://www.facebook.com/shesalipbiter
Author Kimberly Bracco www.facebook.com/authorkimberlybracco
M. Sembera http://www.facebook.com/AuthorM.Sembera
Nicki Rae https://www.facebook.com/Nicki-Rae-513751432069691/
A. Gorman http://www.facebook.com/agormanauthor
Ella Jade Author https://www.facebook.com/Ella-Jade-Author-186959391390708/
Author Kat Mizera www.facebook.com/authorkatmizera
Lucky 13 Book Reviews and News https://www.facebook.com/lucky13bookreviews/
Sydney Aaliyah Michelle http://on.fb.me/1C235oR
The Bailey Pages https://www.facebook.com/thebaileypages
JA Hensley https://www.facebook.com/jahensleyauthor/
A.M. Guilliams https://m.facebook.com/Author-AM-Guilliams-262892013869353/
Josie Bordeaux http://www.facebook.com/authorjosiebordeaux
Twinsie Talk Www.facebook.com/twinsietalk
Stephanie Witter http://www.facebook.com/Stephanie.witter.author
iScream Books Blog http://www.facebook.com/iScreamBooksBlog
Author K.E. Osborn https://www.facebook.com/KEOsborn/
Nicole’s Book Musings https://www.facebook.com/nicolebookmusings/
Theresa Troutman https://www.facebook.com/theresa.troutman.author/
Tracy Kincaid Author www.facebook.com/tracykincaidauthor
Tricia Andersen Author www.facebook.com/t.l.andersenauthor
Author C.A. Harms https://www.facebook.com/AuthorCAHarms/
Mari Brown Author https://www.facebook.com/maribrownauthor
Serena Akeroyd – Romance Author http://www.facebook.com/SerenaAkeroyd
A.R. Von https://www.facebook.com/ARVon2/
By Nicki Elson https://www.facebook.com/by.NickiElson/
Happily Ever Chapter https://www.facebook.com/happilyeverchapter/
Sexyways of Reading https://www.facebook.com/Sexyways-of-Reading-636455003172295/?fref=ts
The Mercurial Reader http://www.facebook.com/themercurialreader
Real Talk Book Talk http://www.facebook.com/realbooktalk
Literary Epic Charity Book Blog https://www.facebook.com/pages/Literary-Epic-Charity-Book-Blog/381107352091915
Fantatical Paranormal Romantical https://www.facebook.com/FanaticalParanormalRomantical
Abby McCarthy https://www.facebook.com/abbymccarthyauthor
Dawn’s Reading Nook https://www.facebook.com/dawnsreadingnook/
The Literary Triad https://www.facebook.com/TheLiteraryTriad/
Submit and Devour https://www.facebook.com/submitanddevour
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BJ Harvey Author Https://www.facebook.com/bjharveyauthor
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Mary Hughes http://www.facebook.com/MaryHughesAuthor
Nancee Cain https://www.facebook.com/Nancee-Cain-384348755001647/
Sydney Logan Author https://www.facebook.com/SydneyLoganAuthor/
Jennifer Lane http://facebook.com/JenLaneBooks
Author M. M. Koenig https://www.facebook.com/Author-M-M-Koenig-734651516551415/
Ramblings From SEKS https://www.facebook.com/ramblingsfromseks/?pnref=lhc
Velvet Reed Author http://www.facebook.com/VelvetReedAuthor
Elisa Dane https://www.facebook.com/ElisaDaneReads/
LIEZELS BOOK BLOG https://www.facebook.com/liezelsbookblog1/
Amy L Gale, author https://www.facebook.com/Amy-Gale-540928695977160/
Morgan & Jennifer Locklear https://www.facebook.com/MorganandJenniferLocklear/
Hot Pressed Books https://www.facebook.com/hotpressedbooks/
Alpha Book Club Http://www.facebook.com/alphabookclub
Brittney Coon Author https://www.facebook.com/BrittneyCoonauthor/
Abbie Roads Author https://www.facebook.com/AbbieRoadsAuthor/
T.E. Black Author www.facebook.com/authorteblack
Author Kimi Flores – K.A. Hunter https://www.facebook.com/kimifloresauthor/
The Book Disciple http://www.facebook.com/thebookdisciple
Mareta L. Miller Www.Facebook.Com/maretalmiller
Book Spots and Thoughts https://www.facebook.com/BookSpotsAndThoughts/
Krissy V https://www.facebook.com/Author-Krissy-Vs-Books-228435653994967/
Lisa Swallow https://facebook.com/lisaswallowbooks
Eileen Cruz Coleman https://www.facebook.com/eileencruzcoleman/
L A Cotton http://www.facebook.com/authorlacotton
Liz GAvin Author Page https://www.facebook.com/lizgavinauthor/
BrindaBerryAuthor https://www.facebook.com/BrindaBerryAuthor
Stephanie’s Book Reports http://www.facebook.com/StephaniesBookReports
The Kennedy Connection https://www.facebook.com/TheKennedyConnection/
Rue Allyn https://www.facebook.com/RueAllynAuthor/
Judy Feather Stone https://www.facebook.com/FSauthor
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AuthorScarlettAvery https://www.facebook.com/AuthorScarlettAvery/
Oh My Growing TBR https://www.facebook.com/Oh-My-Growing-TBR-619908188092364/
NightWolf Book Blog https://www.facebook.com/NightWolf.reading/
Dowie’s Place https://www.facebook.com/DowiesPlace/?fref=ts
Author Zoe Forward https://www.facebook.com/authorzoe.forward/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel
Author Jami Brumfield https://www.facebook.com/JamiBrumfieldAuthor/
Wicked Babes Blog Reviews http://www.facebook.com/wickedbabesblog
A.C. Wilson http://www.facebook.com/acwilson2013
Evan Grace https://www.facebook.com/Evan-Grace-626268640762539/?ref=bookmarks
Anne Stone Author https://www.facebook.com/Anne-Stone-Author-1529034680749011/
FMR Book Grind https://www.facebook.com/forevermeromance/
Sweet & Sinful Swag https://www.facebook.com/sweetandsinfulswag/
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My Family’s Heart https://www.facebook.com/MyFamilysHeartBookReviews/
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Love Affair With Fiction https://www.facebook.com/LoveAffairWFiction/
Maddie Wade author page https://www.facebook.com/Maddie-Wade-Author-Page-467498440112065/
The Authors Storm https://www.facebook.com/MeetTheStorms/
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Fiction Fangirls http://www.facebook.com/ftlobbyjaime
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Noelle Greene, Romance Author https://www.facebook.com/NoelleGreeneRomance/
Marina Adair https://www.facebook.com/Marina-Adair-313569728682853/?fref=ts
Kate Fargo https://www.facebook.com/AuthorKateFargo/
Author Ysa Arcangel www.facebook.com/AuthorYsaArcangel
Olivia Night https://www.facebook.com/olivianightauthor/
Cheap Thrills Books https://www.facebook.com/cheapthrillsbooks/
Kennedy Morgan https://www.facebook.com/Kennedy-Morgan-1611302509091027/
Isabelle Richards www.facebook.com/IsabelleRichards-Author
Boxed Romance Bargains https://www.facebook.com/Boxed-Romance-Bargains-1733805016889939/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel
PUF Bargains https://www.facebook.com/paranormalandurbanfantasybargains/?fref=ts
Emma Nichols https://www.facebook.com/emmanicholsromance/?fref=ts
Love Kissed Book Bargains https://www.facebook.com/LoveKissedBookBargains/?fref=ts


10 Days of Xmas – Day One

1a   Greetings folks!

 Welcome to day one of the Triad’s 10 days of Xmas giveaways contest. 

Looks like this will be the icon we’ll be using in our posts and what a hot one it is. 

Got a question for ya! I used this pic for one of my covers.

Can you name it? Hint: It’s a Freebie!

The right answer will win an ebook from my backlist and swag. Make sure to put your email addy in the comment



A: Christmas With My Grinch

B: Irish Kiss

C: My Lieutenant

D: I Like Em Pretty