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Sunday, June 22nd, 2014
Announcing the winners of the following contests.
The winners of the 2014 Authors After Dark registration is…
Stacey June! Julianne Keller! And gamistress66! To claim your prize, make your reservation at the Westin Hotel in Charlotte using the link below. Send the hotel confirmation to me at tj @ tjmichaels.com and the convention organizer will send you your registration. You have 4 days to complete the transaction. Congrats again!
The winner of the “ENVY of the ball with Stella and TJ” contest is…
Cyndi Morrison Ziegler! To claim your prize contact me via email at tj @ tjmichaels.com with your top/shirt/blouse size. You have one week to claim your prize or another winner will be selected.
Thanks so much to everyone who participated and congrats again!
All winners were chosen using a random ‘name picker’ courtesy of www.random.org.
Monday, June 16th, 2014
We’re having a Rafflecopter contest and book tour in celebration of the cover reveal for the box set, Mastered. It’s a compilation of fantastic books centered around BDSM, from one end of the edge to the other. In other words, there’s something for everyone.
The first book in my new Twilight Teahouse trilogy is featured. It’s called Juicy and it’s decadent, delicious and damn tasty
To enter, simply use the Rafflecopter thingy below –> a Rafflecopter giveaway
Monday, June 16th, 2014
Good morning wherever you are, friends. I’m so thrilled and excited to be part of this anthology release, that I’m bouncing around inside my skin.
So without further ado, the COVER REVEAL! Wheeee!
COMING JULY 21 – PREORDER NOW:
Amazon: Link coming soon
So what’s inside?
Three Secrets by New York Times and USA Today bestseller Opal Carew Sharing secrets has never been so exhilarating… Nicole and Abel met in Paris and fell in love, but Nicole believes her secret lifestyle will drive Abel away. After the vacation ends, she decides to take a chance and share her secret, but little does she know he has a secret of his own.
His Secret by International and UK Sunday Times bestseller Portia Da Costa
Ben Chambers is the perfect handsome boyfriend. Sarah adores him, yet despite their delicious lovemaking and the fun they share, she senses he has a secret. But then, during a luxury weekend away, one casual pat to her bottom transforms everything, revealing Ben’s thrilling hidden dominance, and a world of decadent pleasure and deeper love.
Remastered by Multi-Award-Winner Madelynne Ellis
A bad experience with a former girlfriend caused Spook Mortensen to repress his sexual urges, but when sound engineer Allegra Hutton is called upon to remaster Black Halo’s first album, there’s only so much attitude and stubborn refusal to listen to the bands’ wishes he can take before he’s forced to break his self-imposed vow and take her in hand.
Working Out by USA Today bestseller Marie Harte When lust turns to love, who’s really on top? An ex-Marine with a kink for dominance, Mac is Maggie’s boss. But Maggie doesn’t seem to realize he’s in charge…until he shows her that Sir is more than a title. It’s a lifestyle that could suit them both. That’s if Maggie sticks around long enough to wear his collar.
The Scientific Method by bestseller Joey Hill Mastering her body was easy. Mastering her heart and soul will be an erotic science… In the vampire-servant relationship, the vampire holds all the power. Being Lord Brian’s research assistant as well as his servant, Debra accepts that, but she craves her Master’s heart. When Brian notices his servant’s unhappiness, he uses methods they both understand to prove just what belonging to him fully means.
Juicy by bestseller T.J. Michaels Twilight Teahouse ~ Choose something decadent from our menu… Solie Shaw is a brilliant self-made woman. After managing a corporation by day, at night, all she wants is to not be in charge. The last man she’d gifted her heart to had smashed it to smithereens and then did the mambo on top of the pieces. Now, along comes the chance to get exactly what she needs. All Solie has to do…is choose.
No Limits by USA Today bestseller Kate Pearce All bets are off when there are no limits…
Dr. Julia Reed deals with life or death situations at a California ER. When British businessman Alex Logan offers her a sexual bargain, she gets to share her darkest fantasies; he gets the power to carry them out. But who is the real winner in this high stakes game, and is Alex even playing fair?
Ink Reunited by USA Today bestseller Carrie Ann Ryan Only two men can give Sassy the happily ever after she craves. Rafe, Ian and Sassy loved each other…until it all blew apart. Now both men are back for the woman they love. It will take more than apologies for these three to overcome their history. But once they take that step, the streets of New Orleans will never be the same.
Unfettered: An Overwatch Story by Sasha White You never forget your first love Mechanic Ronnie Lang is tired of being “one of the guys“. Chasing the fantasy of finding a dominant male to help her explore her sexuality she applies to Overwatch, a private BDSM club where her eyes are opened to a world that’s more than she ever imagined, and the man she’s never forgotten.
Bondage on 34th Street by Emily Ryan-Davis & Jennifer Leeland In knots over love After years of searching, Tasha Sears finally finds the Master of her heart …on his knees in front of intimidatingly sexy bondage enthusiast Noah Dreyfuss. As sparks flare between the three, Noah’s ropes will either bind them together or pull them apart.
Sunday, May 25th, 2014
It’s coming! My most favorite reader conference of the year is coming in August to Charlotte, North Carolina!
I’m a sponsor of the Sins and Virtues Ball, the Paranormal Party, and of course I’ll be signing books and participating in lots of panels and workshops. It’s going to be a ball and I hope to see you there.
Also, I’m going to have a basket/centerpiece thingy for one lucky winner who sits at my table during the Sins and Virtues ball. And of course, there will be special goodies for the rest of the table as well.
If you haven’t registered yet, get a move on
Register –> Authors After Dark Reader Event 2014
See you there!
Sunday, April 20th, 2014
I’m wrapping up the next Pryde Ranch Shifters story and thought I’d give you a sneak peek…
Hair still damp from the shower, Jason DiCaplis walked into the football field his wife called a kitchen. And there she stood, the apple of his eye. And she was a total wreck. Instead of greeting her with a playful nip and a hug from behind, as was his habit, he wisely kept his mouth shut and stayed out of biting distance. Given her current mood, he’d just grab a quick snack and a cup of hot coffee and get out of her hair.
He yanked open the doors to one of the huge stainless steel refrigerators when a sting radiated across his left butt cheek.
He cocked his head at his wild-eyed mate. “Ow, woman! What the hell are you thinking?” He hopped back in time to avoid the tip of another expertly snapped towel.
“This is a big deal, and you’re moving too slow. Clear out so I can get on with… God, I don’t know how I’m going to have everything ready by the time they get here. I haven’t even finished all the prep and the staff are all doing other tasks so I don’t have any one to mise en place for me and…”
Really? Neesia had them all in the kitchen late last night slaving away over the ingredients she needed for the clan-sized meal she’d planned. All four of the Pryde sisters, plus himself and all the household staff had been called in. Even their pilot had been recruited. They’d sliced, diced and cut both themselves and the mountain of veggies, fruit, seafood, and whatever else Neesia cracked the whip about for this week’s visitors.
“Neesia, we did food prep for at least a hundred people just last night. I only have four friends coming.”
“But the scientists coming to work with K and K…”
“Rescheduled, remember? We’ll have a total of ten people, not a whole malnourished rugby team. This is fucking ridiculous, Neesia. I don’t like it when you worry this way.”
Ooooh, wait a minute. Said bustling woman wore the little green silk robe he loved, the one that fell just below her hips and left most of her thighs bare.
Forget breakfast. Neesia looked good enough to eat.
With one hand, he rubbed the welt forming under his shorts, and tried to wrap the other around the frazzled female bustling about the kitchen.
“Jason, stop it. I’m nowhere near done and they’ll be here this afternoon. Damn it, damn it, damn it.”
No answer. She’d wiggled out of his arms and buried her head in the freezer.
A bag of frozen prawns and some carrots crashed to the floor as she snatched and tossed various items in a flurry of movement. Okay, enough was enough.
He eased her back and away from the fridges, freezers, and anything else that was stainless steel and involved with cooking.
“Look, these are my friends. My family. You don’t have to go through all this stress. They’re going to love you.”
“But they’re important to you. Cooking for them is a big deal, damn it! I want it to be perfect!”
“Neesia, you’re yelling. And your hair is all over your head from running your hands through it. If you pull any out, I’m telling you now I’m going to be very upset with you. If you’re going to be bald, it should be all over, rather than just one spot in the top of your head.”
His words earned the chuckle he was after.
After all, Jason understood where she was coming from. Cooking for her family was important to her. It was an expression of love into which she put her all. But this was fucking nuts. The woman was wearing herself to a nub over pleasing his friends. And while Jason was flattered that she cared enough to go to these lengths simply because these people meant a lot to him, he was not pleased that she was weirding out over it. Nobody, not even the James boys, were worth risking her sanity. And if Jason prided himself on anything, it was taking care of his mate.
When she wouldn’t stop squirming trying to get back to the damned fridge, his patience slipped. A deep feline growl pushed its way past his throat and reverberated around the stadium sized kitchen. Neesia immediately stilled and cocked an eyebrow at him.
“Are you growling at me, Jason DiCaplis?”
“I’m going to do more than growl if you don’t stop this madness. Relax, or else.” The firm grip he had on her shoulders eased as the tips of his fingers traipsed down to her wrist to hold her still. Leaning in, he inhaled his favorite fragrance–the natural scent at the nook of her neck. God, the woman smelled so good. And it always drove him wild. Especially when the scent of her sex blended into the mix.
And he knew how to make her cream in record time. Knew exactly what she liked and how she liked it.
“Damn it, Jason. Not now,” she semi-demanded and tried to push him away. But her fingers flexed on his bare chest and then played in the sprinkle of hair there.
“Now is the perfect time. I think you’re overdue for a bit of stress relief.”
Cradling the back of her head, Jason held Neesia in place as he gently kissed her lips. Well, it started out gentle, anyway. But in mere seconds, the attempt at seduction grew into flat-out raunchy need. The need to devour rather than simply taste. The need to rut rather than distract. Bottom line–Neesia simply brought the freak out in him.
Thursday, April 10th, 2014
As always AAD is about the readers, and the amount of
awesome we have put together for you this year, you would be INSANE not to
First, our amazing Master of Ceremonies is none other than
! She will be doing a cool little event to celebrate your favorite
gargoyle, Levet on Friday
! Wanna know more? Check out the FB group
will be talking about the awesome that she has going on!
Torquere and authors BA Tortuga and Julia Talbot will be
Sponsoring our Welcome event, the Midnight Rodeo… And it looks like We will
have some VERY COOL goodies and… Riding… happening… *SNICKER*
How about Parties? This year we have a special event called
the Leather and Lace Ball! Curious? We thought so! Take a ride on the wild side and let your
inhibitions fly with five New York Times Bestselling Authors of erotic romance.
Cuffs and corsets encouraged.
J. Kenner, Liliana Hart, Carly Phillips, Janelle
Denison, Jasinda Wilder and Lorelei James
The ladies will be talking more about
this on the FB group starting soon!
New for 2014 is the Paranormal Party!
Join over 20 Paranormal authors who will be giving away goodies, some books and
hanging out with you to snack and chat! Wanna know what authors are involved?
You will have to join the FB group to see!
And of course, we have the amazing
Masquerade Ball! This year it’s the SINS AND VIRTUES BALL! Are you a sin or a
virtue? Join us for a wild costumed event! Prizes for the best costumes,
including a 200$ gift certificate to Lori Ann Costumes!
Your Sins and Virtues Sponsors:
Lizzie T. Leaf
Denise Grover Swank
And if THAT
isn’t enough awesome that will be going on… This
year we have an amazing off site costumed event… the Ladies on the Green
sponsored by the AAD Anachronistic Society! This will be an hour and a Half on
the famous GREEN in Charlotte (a half block from the hotel). It will be a
Costumed event (though Costumes are not required they are encouraged!) to
celebrate Gothic, Victorian, steampunk dark historical literature! Your hosts
will be: Sahara Kelly, Amanda McIntyre, Leanna Renee Hieber, A.L. Davroe and
S.A. Price. Prizes and readings will happen, as well as photo ops!
And NEVER forget the Amazing Open bar with Mel Schroeder and
friends! They have SO MUCH awesome set up for you just before the Bookies… you
do NOT wanna miss that!
Getting excited yet? How about some info on the AWESOME mini
events we have going on? Ready?
On Wed. Night, Join
Sasha White and Joey W. Hill for a wild party and Q&A, Also, the Blind Date
Book Party will be open to start your con right! (If you have never done a
BDBP, you are MISSING out! You need to attend, Get your blind date book, find
the author that wrote it, and hang out with them!)
Thursday? Panels up
the wazoo, and the Bookie Awards—– goodies and books to be given out! The
hangout with The GNO girls lead by CJ Ellisson and Boone Brux for some crazy
fun! And if that wasn’t enough? Readings
and a Blogger Sleepover party as well!
Friday? More panels, a games carnival with Nina Gooden and
Pals, Name that Author with Cat Johnson, and some other fun surprises!
Saturday? A few panels, the Big ass booksigning with 100
authors, the Cowboy Stampede party, the
Readers Mad Tea Party with Hildie McQueen, An after the bookies event with a
special publisher sponsor, And Jess Michaels’ Birthday extravaganza!
SEE? SO MUCH AWESOME! All the authors that are involved with
parties will be talking about their involvement on the FB group, so join up and
get ready to rock.
Oh? You say you’re not registered for AAD yet? You need to
be! All registrants get put in the hat for the welcome party prizes, and these
prizes are AMAZING! Breakfast with authors, Booze and Books, side trips to
Carrowwinds…. We have a minimum of 90 special prizes…. So…
You need to rock this con! And as if this wasn’t enough….
AAD will be giving away something really awesome to registrants…. Wanna know
How about 5 VIP registrations for THE NOVEL EXPERIENCE 2015
in LAS VEGAS? YES… 5!
How about this… If we hit 100 more registrations from TODAY
April 10th to June 10th, we will give away 2 AAD
registrations for 2015… 2!!!!! So get
registered, get your room and get ready for one HELL of an amazing year with
JOIN US! WE CANT WAIT TO HANGOUT WITH YOU!
Monday, February 10th, 2014
Welcome to my contribution to the My Writing Process Blog Hop. I was tagged by D. Renee Bagby, author extraordinaire. Every Monday you’ll find a new group of authors that are participating in this fun round-a-bout. Click Mizz Bagby’s name to see her post. At the end of my post below, you’ll find three new blog hoppers to visit next Monday.
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Monday, December 23rd, 2013
I’m currently sitting in my office thinking about the wonderful year I’ve had. I didn’t have a ton of releases or make much money from writing, but what I did have were the most fantatic interactions, both in person and online, with people that share my passion for books.
You all have enriched my life so much, and I want to thank you for that. You could have been spending your time elsewhere, yet at conferences you chose to talk to me, have dinner or coffee, and sometimes just be plain silly with me. And online you shared my insane love of shoes and goofiness.
In a word, you all are WONDERFUL!
Again, thank you so much, and Merry Christmas from my family to yours!
Saturday, September 21st, 2013
This weeks’ Snippet Theme is all about steamy situations. So let’s get down to business…and bring a fan. Then enjoy all of the Snippet Saturday authors via the links at the bottom of the post.
Seeker’s Solace – Vampire Council of Ethics Book Four
Pre-Order: Amazon | Barnes and Noble | Samhain Publishing
Coming September 24, 2013
from Samhain Publishing
“I run a successful security firm, basically a bodyguard to some of the escorts that cater to the high-rolling vamps in our society.”
Jovon’s gaze rolled toward the ceiling. Why were vamps, the most sexual beings on earth, so narrow-minded in this area? She sighed, and then spoke slowly as if teaching a kindergartner. “No sex happens. That’s why I’m there. Basically, the escorts cater to men and women who haven’t had or made time for relationships but enjoy companionship. Besides, why show up at a high-dollar charity event alone when you can take runway-model material instead?”
“So here you are, a fashion doll’s muscle, headed into the investigation from hell. And single. I wonder…”
“If you can handle it, Jovon.”
“Handle what? The mission?”
“Handle me.” He licked his lips as he watched her closely. “If you let me, I’ll rock your world.”
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Friday, September 13th, 2013
A good romance just wouldn’t be the same if someone didn’t do a little bit of chasing in order to win the object of their affection, right? In honor of the Septemer 24, 2013 release of Seeker’s Solace – Vampire Council of Ethics Book 4, here’s a bit of a peek at our main characters, and a hint of what they’re willing to go through for each other. Enjoy, then visit the Snippet Saturday authors via the links at the bottom of the post.
Warning: This chick packs a punch!
Pre-Order here: Amazon | Barnes and Noble | Samhain Publishing
Gently stroking her jaw, he said, “And you still haven’t answered my question, Jovon. You don’t understand…what?”
She looked up at him. The mix of emotion that shone in her bright hazel eyes floored him. Her words even more so.
“I want you, Reis. And I don’t even know if I like you.” She chuckled, no heat behind the words. “Just not what I expected. Ever.”
“Well, if it makes you feel any better, I don’t like you either,” he whispered as he sealed both their fates with a kiss that shattered her carefully cultivated calm.
His deep moan echoed her own the second she parted the seam of her lips to let him in. Reis was sweet cherry pie and cream followed by scalding-hot spice. And a woman was entitled to her dessert every now and then.
He tasted of mint and jasmine tea. And the way he moved his mouth over hers was confident, without hesitation and downright delicious. He dipped strong fingers into the hollows on either side of her spine, massaging her back as he pulled her closer. Soon she was wrapped up in him, literally, reveling in the strength that encompassed her.
God, she could lose herself in his kiss, his taste, his body…until his words actually sank into her desire-fogged and fairly overloaded brain.
She pushed him back using all her vampire strength. This time he barely moved.
“What do you mean you don’t like me?”
He threw his hands up and took a step back. Oh, he looked so adorably disgruntled. “What? What’d I say?”
“What did you say? Are you serious?”
He paused a moment and seemed to think it over. “How is it any different from what you just said?”
“I said I didn’t know if I liked you. I was still making up my mind. You, however, seem to have already come to a conclusion.”
“Really? Really, Jovon?” He looked as if she’d just crawled out of a crashed alien spacecraft and he wasn’t sure what to make of her. Well, she wasn’t sure what to make of herself either. For some reason, her hormones had shot out of control and landed beyond her reach totally on the wrong side of pissed-off. And she had no idea why.
Yep, the day was definitely catching up with her.
She snatched a clean towel off the rack, dabbed at the sweat on her brow and then stomped out of the room.
Without looking back, she snapped, “Good fucking night.”
She’d never know how she managed to bite back the smile brought on by Reis’s growl as it filled the air behind her. As she headed to her room, she shook her head at herself and considered how she’d gone from sinking into his kiss to taking his head off at the neck, and all at the speed of light.
PMS? Bonding? Maybe they were one in the same.
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