Welcome Back Dakota Trace, or um Livvy the Muse

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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

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New Release Uncovering Rex Sammie J

index2  Hey folks! I rarely host or promote anyone on my blog, but when I do, it’s a big deal.  One of my fave people on the planet released a new book. And, and, as you can see the main characters are in a rock band.

YESSSS! *throws horns*


Okay, as you can see I’m a little excited. I got to beta this book for Sammie and it is GLORIOUS! Rex and Baz are awesome together and the supporting characters? Can I just say, yummy? All kinds of yummy?

*fans self*

Okay, enough of my babbling. Check out the blurb, excerpt, and the buylinks for this fantastic book. Pick up up! I mean it, dammit! GO GO! Then when you’re done buying this, go check out her other yummilicious titles. If you love rockstar books, Sammie’s got em!

Go on! GIT! Hey, they don’t call me the pushy, bossy muse for nothing!



Secrets, Love, Intrigue, and Betrayals.
Rex is the lead singer with the famous rock group Pogon.
Baz is taking his first steps into the world of journalism.
Forced together by greed and circumstance, they form a bond which should not be broken.
Rex has been haunted by his past throughout his life, can he put that behind him and face the truth of who he really is?
Baz must make some profound choices and face the demons that haunt him.
Will truth win out? Will betrayals force them apart or make them stronger?
Friendships will be tested and love will be lost and gained.
Who will emerge triumphant in the end?


“I will take that as a compliment.”

“Good. It was meant as one.”

An awkward quietness filled the air which Baz ended when he suddenly asked, “So, where you off to then?”

Rex felt uneasy, he couldn’t tell him the truth, of course, so he fabricated it. In the beginning he didn’t care about what he told Baz. That had changed now, he didn’t like lying to him. “I’m meeting up with a friend to talk business.”

Baz nodded, not wanting to appear as if he was prying. Ten minutes later security rang to let them know a taxi was waiting. As Baz walked out of the front door Rex grabbed him from behind and whispered in his ear. “I hope this is okay? I was hoping it would look like only you were leaving.”

Baz gasped at the feel of their joined bodies. Rex’s strong grip and hard body against his own made his come alive. He managed to stutter out, “Bend down a bit more and move in closer. I will side step to the taxi. Do you think you can keep up?”

Rex chuckled in his ear. “Are you flirting with me, Preppy?”

This caused an instant rise to his cock, and he whispered back. “Would it bother you if I was?”

The breath he felt fan out across the back of his neck had his hairs standing at attention, along with another part of his body. “Not in the least.”

Rex’s answer had Baz’s cock rock hard within seconds. The taxi horn made him jump, and he felt Rex do the same.

Rex needed to keep some distance from Baz’s lower half as it would clue him in to how turned on he was right now. When they reached the taxi he slipped in hoping they weren’t being watched. He was mentally kicking himself as he lowered his body down in the seat, so as not to be seen. How stupid can he be? He was outright flirting and enjoyed it. Baz felt amazing in his arms. He was shocked how he kept his hands in only one place. They twitched to explore the warm body that set his ablaze. He still had a hard-on now. This was killing him. And in that moment, in a taxi taking him to a seedy hotel so he could fuck another man, he finally admitted to himself that he wanted Baz.



US: http://www.amazon.com/Uncovering-Rex-Sammie-J-ebook/dp/B0186R7SVW/
UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Uncovering-Rex-Sammie-J-ebook/dp/B0186R7SVW/


Sammie J loves to read and, through her own dreams, her stories have started to take form. She finally decided to write things down when her dreams kept repeating every night, and she hasn’t stopped since. She finds time to write while also being a stay at home mum to four children, who love to help her choose names for her characters. Her biggest supporter is her husband, who will stay up and talk to her into the early morning hours about her stories, and he isn’t shy about giving her criticism.
Sammie J likes to think she has a wicked sense of humor and she hopes it comes through in her books to her readers. If she can make you laugh, then her job is done and she feels complete.

Amazon page: http://www.amazon.com/Sammie-J/e/B00I48MMJ2/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7369636.Sammie_J_
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Authorsammiej/

Wounded Hearts RELEASES TODAY!



Zane Ashford’s stint in the NYPD comes to an abrupt halt when he is injured in the line of duty. After waking up partially blind in one eye, all he wants to do is crawl into a hole, but his friends and family won’t leave him alone. Reluctantly, he lets his best friend talk him into time away on a ranch in Montana. But the moment he gets there and meets Cyrus Abrams, Zane begins to contemplate murder.

Cyrus Abrams is vulgar, ornery, stuck in his ways, and not about to change for anyone, no matter how good Zane Ashford looks in those jeans. The more they lock horns, the more Cyrus begins to see Zane in a whole new light.  But Cyrus has a past, one that left him in big trouble and more broken than he cares to admit—a past no one told Zane about. Cyrus fears that when Zane finds out, everything will come to a screeching halt.

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A STRANGE beeping echoed around Zane Ashford in that moment between complete, dreamless sleep and being painfully awake. Then his body awakened and he felt his left eye hurting. Not the kind of pain from sitting at a computer too long, or even the sting from accidentally dripping shampoo in the eyes.

Panic set in. His body went rigid and the beeping around him went haywire. Hands held him against the bed, and Zane struggled to get away, to get free. Why wouldn’t they let him go, and why couldn’t he see through his left eye?

Zane surged upward, shouting for help. His mind was screaming I can’t see, but for some reason, something blocked the words from escaping.

His chest heaved, his heart slamming, as someone screamed at him to stop freaking out. But he couldn’t see. One eye was completely covered and each time he opened the other everything was just a blurry mess and that sound was starting to give him a migraine. Two hands clutched at his shoulders, pushing him backward, but he didn’t want to go back.

Please! I just want to see!

“Come on, Big Daddy. Snap out of it. If you don’t stop struggling, they’re going to sedate you!” The hands shoved hard against Zane’s shoulders. “Is that what you want?”

Zane gasped and opened the one good eye he could see through. Everything was a little blurry. Slowly, he came around from his daze and instantly felt like crying. There was no mistaking the tube down his throat. His brain kept telling him to swallow, but he couldn’t and he only panicked more. He snapped a hand from the person holding him and reached for it.

“Zane Alexander Ashford! I swear to God, I will knock you out myself if you touch that tube!”

Still, he reached for it, but the moment he began tugging, there was a nick at his arm. At first, surprise stopped him from taking the tube out, then the world crashed in on him, spun, and went dark.