6 Sentence Sunday

#SixSentenceSunday blog post (from something I love):
And in that moment as I took in my mother’s red-rimmed eyes and lopsided hairdo through the smoky haze, I realized the horrible ugly truth. Those magic moments, those milestones that we so eagerly waited for, prayed for, woke up and greeted with open arms thinking how profoundly different our lives would be from that moment on didn’t mean Jack damn squat.

It wasn’t in the stupid birthdays, or the boyfriends, the engagements, the weddings, or even the birth of a child that we would find those profound changes we looked so forward to. It was in…the other things. The ugly, dark shocking things that we held to us and hid, always fearful others would find out. The Pandora’s box of horrible misguided choices made and deeds done in the name of what was good and what was right.

Day 11 of Love…with Lissa, Cheryel and Linda!

Congratulations to our Day 10 winner– #23 NATASHA A!! Please email me at amie at amiestuart.com!!!

funny pictures of cats with captionsI know this is almost blasphemous to ask….but I already know how much you ladies and gents LOVE books. So, what else do you love…besides books (and TV! WOOT!). What do you love to spend your free time doing when you’re not reading?

Ok we are on the home stretch and today I have a passell of e-books from my good friends Lissa Matthews and Cheryel Hutton as well as your choice of print or e-book from Linda Winfree’s backlist.  Lissa and Linda also have some Valentine freebies available from Samhain! Yeah, that’s a lot of books–and you get your choice from my Aphrodisia backlist.

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Day 9 of Love…with Vanessa Jaye

 CONGRATULATIONS to #5 JOYE!! You’ve won the Denise McDonald drawing! Please email me at amie at amiestuart.com with your snail mail address so I can get your copy of Hittin’ It out to you and forward yourjaye.jpg email address to Denise so she can get your ebook to you!

So last night on the Elizabeth Amber post (which you can still enter to win until 12 Noon CST) we were chatting about….sexual boundaries. But what about storyline boundaries? What do you love? What do you hate? What really sets your teeth on edge? And characterization aside, what makes you go OMGSQEE!!!! Come on…it’s secret babies isn’t it? We won’t tell (but we might make fun of you! Ok…kidding!!!! We won’t make fun. Promise….now spill).

Today’s giveaway is from my great friend and Southern Fried Chica blog-buddy, Vanessa Jaye. In Felicity Stripped Bare the heroine works in a strip club albeit as a waitress. I remember critiquing this a while back *g* and one of the things I LOVED was the fact the heroine had a non-traditional job. For that matter, the heroine also had some non-traditional issues. I loved Felicity then, and I love her now. And I’m not just saying that because Vanessa is my friend 😀

I guess you could say I love characters who break the mold (otherwise I wouldn’t be writing about gypsys and hitmen and mafia princesses huh? LOL). In all honesty, I just love complex characters–period. And Felicity delivers in a big way!

Vanessa also has a Valentine Freebie from Samhain available today!!!


Just when things are looking up, she falls for the man of her dreams.

It’s been ten years since Felicity skipped out of high school, leaving behind the taunts of “retard”. Things have hardly improved since then. Her job waitressing at a strip club is just one more tick in the suck column of her life. Now she’s signed up for tutoring and her future looks bright–until her hunky new landlord starts wreaking havoc on her libido.

And did he just say, “Evicted? Not so fast, buddy. She may be dyslexic, but she’s not stupid.

Daniel MacKenzie is this close to achieving his dream of setting up his own renovation company, so he’s not interested in more demands on his time. Not even if one of those demands is a tenant wearing skintight jeans, teetering on four-inch heels and complaining a blue streak with the most kissable mouth on the planet.

Despite his resolve not to mix business with pleasure, Daniel not only teeters, he tumbles head-first into the scorching sexual tension between them.

He’s a man who’s used to getting what he wants, and he’s not above pulling every trick in the book to get and keep Felicity in his life. But she’s holding something back.

And he’s afraid it’s her heart.

Warning: Smart women outwitting gorgeous men, hot explicit monkey-lovin’ and some graphic language.

Comment to win a copy of Felicity Stripped Bare, your choice from my Aphrodisia backlist and some other bookloving goodies!

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Day 7 of Love…with Larissa Ione

CONGRATULATIONS TO ANGIE – Comment #1!!! Please email me your snail mail address at amie at amestuart.com so I can get your books out to you. Don’t forget to let me know if you want Hittin’ It or Make U Sweat!

Since I know some of Larrisa’s readers have gotten ink in honor of her hawt demons….I thought today we’d talk about our love of ink *g*. I’ve got three tats and the fourth already planned–despite the fact the third one hurt like hell. I do NOT recommend getting one on or near your spine (especially two weeks after you get the cartilage in your ear pierced–it makes for some bad nights).

So….do you have ink? Would you have ink? Or is your body a temple. If it didn’t hurt, what would you get?

Me? I want a dragon on my calf….get ready Lynn!

We’re halfway done with our 14 days of love contest and still going strong!!! Up for grabs today is a copy of Pleasure Unbound (which totally RAAWKS!) or a copy of Desire Unchained (which I just KNOW will RAWK!)….and a demon duckie Heeh! Also…winners choice from my print backlist and other book goodness, so leave a comment to be entered to win.

Pleasure Unbound

In a place where ecstasy can cost you your life . . .

She’s a demon-slayer who hungers for sensual pleasure-but fears it will always be denied her. Until Tayla Mancuso lands in a hospital run by demons in disguise, and the head doctor, Eidolon, makes her body burn with unslakable desire. But to prove her ultimate loyalty to her peers, she must betray the surgeon who saved her life.

Two lovers will dare to risk all.

Eidolon cannot resist this fiery, dangerous woman who fills him with both rage and passion. Not only is she his avowed enemy, but she could very well be the hunter who has been preying upon his people. Torn between his need for the truth and his quest to find his perfect mate before a horrific transformation claims him forever, Eidolon will dare the unthinkable-and let Tayla possess him, body and soul . . .

Desire Unchaine

Pleasure is their ultimate weapon . . .

Runa Wagner never meant to fall in love with the sexy stranger who seemed to know her every deepest desire. But she couldn’t resist the unbelievable passion that burned between them, a passion that died when she discovered his betrayal and found herself forever changed. Now, determined to make Shade pay for the transformation that haunts her, Runa searches for him, only to be taken prisoner by his darkest enemy.

A Seminus demon with a love-curse that threatens him with eternal torment, Shade hoped he’d seen the last of Runa and her irresistible charm. But when he wakes up in a dank dungeon chained next to an enraged and mysteriously powerful Runa, he realizes that her effect on him is more dangerous than ever. As their captor casts a spell that bonds them as lifemates, Shade and Runa must fight for their lives and their hearts—or succumb to a madman’s evil plans. On sale March 2009!

Day 3 of Love…with Raine Weaver!!


Random.org chose 8 as our first winner. Bebo please email me your mailing address. It’s amie at amiestuart.com

Thanks to everyone who came out to the chat last night. It was a ton of fun!!


Help one another, is part of the religion of sisterhood.
— Louisa May Alcott

Let’s talk about Sisterly Love!!! I don’t actually HAVE sisters, but I’ve adopted quite a few, including today’s giveaway author, Raine Weaver. I met Raine many years ago on the eHarlequin boards….her poodle snatching prose had me at hello.  We ended up critique partners and BFF’s!!!

So come on…share your sister stories. Do you have sisters? Were they born to you, or “adopted”? Leave a comment for a chance to win.

Up for grabs today is a e-copy of one of my favorite Raine books…HOWL.howlcover_lg.jpg OH yeah, this also features stories by Jet Mykels and Jeigh Lynn. heeh!

A howling-good Halloween anthology with sexy werewolf tales from Jet Mykles, Raine Weaver, and Jeigh Lynn. Happy Howl-o-ween! Leashed: Two for One Deal by Jet Mykles An evil witch gives Meg two weeks to join his coven. Or else. The deadline? Samhain. What’s a good witch to do? Magic, of course. She casts an age-old summoning spell to attract a shapeshifter to leash for her protection. It works, but it’s a two for one deal: Rudy, a werewolf, and Michael, a werejaguar. Wolfe’s Gate by Raine Weaver Grayson’s a werewolf, who’s sworn never to mate a human woman; he can’t control the violence of his change. Red is the one woman who could make him change his mind. When Scarlett “Red” Grier meets Grayson Wolfe, she knows she has to have him. She’s determined to bed this big bad Wolfe, even if it means risking her life. All Hallows’ Moon by Jeigh Lynn Jill Parker is on her way to a Halloween party when she drives into a wolf. She gets the injured beast into her car, and to shelter. Turns out, Jill’s wolf is a werewolf. And he claims that she’s his mate. Jill thinks Dash is an outrageous playboy. Now it’s up to him to convince her he’s telling the truth. And that she should care.

Day 1 Of Love!…with Jodi Lynn Copeland

Not only did I get off work early on Friday, FedEx stopped by my house. Now, considering I didn’t ORDER anything (for once heeh), I was thrilled to get a box of extra books. Not just extra copies of Hands On, or Nailed (which I did get) but extra copies of Hittin’ It (which doesn’t go on sale for like 23 more days).

Can I get a WOOT??!!?  Come on! You can do better than that!!!

cooties.jpgThat’s better.

Love is…wow…interesting.  It comes in many shapes and sizes but I think the most awesome kind of love is that unconditional love we feel for our children.  Until they become teenagers, anyway.  Then it’s a weird mix of yelling, hair pulling, gray hairs and … a hell of a lot of laughter.

Sorry Jodi but collic ain’t got nothing on 15-year-old boys.

Escape to Ecstacy

With that said, our first author giveaway is from new mom, Jodi Lynn Copeland.

So, today’s winner will get some random books from my stockpile, a signed copy of Hittin’ It andddd an autographed copy of Jodi Lynn Copeland’s ESCAPE TO ECSTASY

Sexual healing.there’s nothing like it. And Ecstasy Island is where it happens. Meet two heroes who know exactly how to vanquish a woman’s every fear and teach her to love-and fully live-again. But this erotic escape is by invitation only.

Killing Me Softly

Chris Cavanaugh considers it his calling to breathe new life into women with troubled pasts. From the moment he brings Claire Vaughn to the beautiful but isolated outpost of Ecstasy Island, he’s surprised by her strength and spirit-and held captive by her sensual imagination and skill, night after night after night.

In Living Color

Treah Baldwin believes in greeting each one of the women sent to him to be healed with a literal sexual awakening. His hands-on technique does wonders for body and soul. Dana Lancer has never experienced anything like it. Finding scorchingly hot erotic bliss in his muscular arms becomes a reality straight out of her wildest dreams.

Once again, all you have to do to win some books that I KNOW you’ll love is leave a comment. I’ll announce the first winner at the top of tomorrow’s post.

And since Jodi is a brand new mama — again! — how about some well wishes for one of the best kinds of love there is?

Amie Stuart wants to Make U Sweat!

Hey all,

This is Emma Petersen here. *waves* Nope, you didn’t click on the wrong blog address link. You have reached Amie Stuart’s blog. I’ve just taken it over for the next day or two. (Or five.) And no, I do not have Amie tied up somewhere. (Even though that’s a great idea. *Grin*)

Amie is away on an adventure to a magical place called Deadline Island. On this island, cabana boys serve you drinks and feed you chocolate. It’s awesome and a place we’d all like to visit. (Yeah right.)

So while Amie is away on her awesome, magical adventure we (me and you) are gonna have some fun! AND I’m gonna give away some of Amie’s books! Did she authorize this you ask? Well, define authorize. Is she aware I have hacked into her blog and am being naughty? Define aware, hacked and naughty.

Seriously. What is up with all the questions? There are free books involved people. FREE. BOOKS.

Now on to the good stuff. Tying up Amie. Oops. I so meant to say free stuff.  Amie’s book Make U Sweat, which is wicked awesome, comes out TODAY! It’s a heart warming tale about three kick ass girls and the three Texas bad boys that win their hearts. Is it heartwarming? Yes. Is it hot? Hell yeah! So what do you, the lovely reader, have to do to get your hot little hands on a copy?

1. Read the excerpt one here.

2. Fill out the contest form here.

3. Send Emma Petersen chocolate. (Okay, I guess I’ll make this one optional.)

And on to the sucky boring part. Yes, like everything in life there are rules.

1. You must be 18 and older to enter and/or win.

2. You must collect your prize within 10 days of prize announcement or prize is null & void.

3. Must answer contest question correctly in order to qualify for prize drawing.

So here’s the blurby type dealy.

When the Cavanaugh women inherit the family moving company, they figure they’re “man” enough for the job. They’ll show those bad boys of Texas just how good these three gals are at getting exactly what they want…

Reecie is a caretaker from the word go–she’s all business, whether it’s family or work. So she is more than ready to let easygoing Jack Saunders step in and take care of her in the most intimate way possible…

Robbie Jo loves a good time at work and in bed–until she meets rodeo rider Cash McBride and realizes she’s ready to settle down and ride one man long and hard…

Carla is tired of sweating for a living. But getting hot and bothered around real estate attorney Josh Winters puts her in the mood for some seriously steamy sex…

Sidenote: I’vte read this and it’s awesome. Awe.Some. (See it is possible make the word awesome into two words.)

So here’s the question. Jack & Reecie starting dancing to a TLC song but what song did they stay for?

Click here to read the excerpt. Click here to enter the contest. And click here to send Emma chocolates.

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Yeah Me!

I’m getting a new TV…….and it’s due MONDAY! And I’m off work on Monday!!!


It’s going in MY ROOM with the DVR and my NEW DESK!

Take that children who watch silly cartoons and Boy Meets World reruns!

Now…share me some good news people!
(Yes I know that was a totally shallow blog post)
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My Brain is a Scary Place

In the vein of my last post on writing, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking. I’ve officially fulfilled my contract for Kensington and debating what to work on next (besides the proposal with Raine), I’ve got to work on a proposal for something new and different (for me) this weekend and get it to my agent and I’m searching for something to write about, trying to make decissions since January is almost gone *blink*.

One big decission I made the end of last year-beginning of this year was to write stuff I love and feel really passionate about–something I’m pretty sure Jordan can relate to–because the pressure to produce can really eat away at that passion and it’s just to freakin’ hard to write something you don’t absolutely love love LOVE (the proposal with Raine would fall under this category). So what do I love? I love Once in a Blue Moon (hehe sybil knows where this is going). I WANT another book like that, desperately! Something I adore, something I can immerse myself in, something that lives and breathes and has a soul. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVED writing Hands On and Kink–they were a load of fun but….I want to feel it in my gut. I want to feel the love…..
To that end yesterday I printed out the first 100 or so pages of my very first manuscript and sat and read most of it last night and you know what? I cried. I sat there in my car, waiting on the kids during basketball practice and I cried because you know what? It wasn’t just good, it wasn’t just fixable, it had a life, it had that SPARK that makes you go, “God I fucking love this job.” It had that indefinable thing that keeps you coming back again and again again, and I can’t tell you how much I’ve missed that. It’s not erotica, it’s not erotic romance, it’s…..should I let Sybil tell you? Ok it’s women’s fiction that just happens to have hot sex.

So the plan (besides deciding what to do with the proposal with Raine)? January–finish editing TCRA and send it to the agent or the epublisher.

February & March–write a proposal for a Bluebonnet anthology, write a novella and finish the proposal for Confessions (I have to do some interviews first–tyvm Emma)

Oh yeah and get some bookmarks made because I have a book release in um like 5 months I think. 😀 Funny a year ago I was ready to quit–sometimes I still question my sanity as it pertains to this business but good, bad or ugly I’m here…….So what are your plans for the rest of the first quarter of 2007?
PS…if you didn’t stop by SFC on Monday I sold a short story to Zane for her upcoming Caramel Flava 2 anthology! Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

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