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Friday, February 11, 2011

Ellora's Cave Showcase

Boy, have we got a treat for you today!!

As you should know by all the candy, cards and flowers in every store, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. While Valentine’s Day is known to be sweet and filled with sugar, this year the Dishes wanted to give you a little spice. Well, actually, a whole lotta spice! Thanks to our friend, author Kimberly Killion, today we are showcasing several of authors with Ellora’s Cave Publishing. These authors are known for the spice and sizzle in their books.


Come on, don’t be shy! Check out these sizzling authors and their latest releases. Click on the author's name to go to her website. Click on the book title to buy the book.

And if you are ready to add a little heat to your Valentine’s Day, then just answer this question for a chance to win one of 15 books these wonderful authors are giving away today:


If you were a book, what would your blurb be?



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Kimberly Killion

Latest Releases:

EDUCATING APHRODITE

TAMING A HIGHLAND DEVIL


If you were a book, what would your blurb be?

Kimberly Killion, award-winning author, seeks adventure and romance. But what happens when she finds what she's looking for in the seductive arms of a hawt Highland rogue?Laird Braw Scot is looking for a woman with an imaginative mind and a taste for scandal. He finds her tucked behind her computer, hiding her passion for life inside her motherboard. Does he have the skills to seduce her away from the keyboard? Will she give up her dreams of hitting the NY Times list and seek passion in the treacherous wilds of Scotland? Or will she resign to live comfortably in the secluded privacy of her Midwest home and never know the meaning of love?



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Latest Release: GO WILD


If you were a book, what would be your blurb?

Juniper Bell spent years looking for love in all the wrong places until she ditched her high-stress TV career, moved to Alaska and found a new passion—erotic romance. Three months after her arrival, she met her future husband. One year later she published her first book. Now with one wedding and five books under her belt, she plans to continue writing red-hot romance about moments of sensual and emotional transformation. Her most recent book is GO WILD from Ellora’s Cave.



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Shoshanna Evers

Latest Release: GINGER SNAP


If you were a book, what would your blurb be?

After her 100th coffee date, Shoshanna Evers is pretty sure she's met and disliked every eligible man in Los Angeles. Meeting guys on the internet obviously isn't working for her...too bad she still has one last blind date to go on before she can take down her online profile and call it quits.
Jeff's the complete opposite of every slick LA type she's met - and the whirlwind of lust and excitement surrounding them leads Jeff to propose after only six weeks of dating. Shoshanna says yes, but suddenly she realizes she's engaged to a complete stranger, and she may have just made the biggest mistake of her life. Can she get to know - and love - her fiance before the wedding?


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Kendall Grace

Latest Release: SOUTHERN EXPOSURE


If you were a book, what would your blurb be?

Kendall Grace fancies herself a full-time romance writer, living in a hazy dream state full of hawt Southern men more than willing to do anything, and everything, she wants to create the perfect story. In reality, she works the nine-to-five, concealing her true passions, for if her coworkers knew, they’d never look at her the same way again. But honestly, the clandestine nature makes it that much more exciting.

Raised in the deep South, Kendall grew up with these intriguing creatures known as Southern gentlemen. And although not all of them can be classified as gentle, most can be called hot. In only the way a Southern man can be. So, hunkered down in her cubicle, Kendall for all appearances is doing her day job. But in actuality she is doing her latest hero. Uh… Her character is doing her latest hero. Yes, that’s what she meant.



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Vonna Harper

Latest Release: COWBOY PICKUP


If you were a book, what would your blurb be?

Freedom! The opportunity to race barefoot through the tulips. Ah, that's what erotica writer Vonna Harper wants. Unfortunately, there's a rub. She doesn't want to hurt the tulips and watching her run isn't a pretty sight.

Fortunately, Vonna has another, much more attainable dream, and this one too can be done barefoot. Sunglasses on and the wind in her hair, she sits beside the latest macho hunk as he expertly maneuvers his sleek black Jeep over a remote logging road. Her hand strays to his thigh.

Their destination is unimportant. It’s the ride--both in and outside the Jeep--that stirs Vonna's blood.


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Kaily Hart

Latest Release: PAY UP


If you were a book, what would your blurb be?

Kaily Hart, a seemingly straight-laced mother of four left corporate America and a high-powered, lucrative career to be a stay at home mom. Ha! That lasted about four weeks, during which time she realized she had a deeply repressed dream - to write. And romance at that! By day, Kaily plays conservative wife and soccer mom, but at night crafts hot and steamy tales of romance and love with gorgeous heroes who wouldn’t dream of leaving the toilet set up. Ever. She’s smart and sassy, at least in her own mind, and is trying her best to bring the alpha male solidly back to contemporary romance, one hot story at a time. Two years ago she never would have thought she’d be doing this, but now that she is? Well, you couldn’t pay her enough to do anything else.


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Missy Jane

Latest Release: EDUCATING MACEY


If you were a book, what would your blurb be?

Chaos reigns in the life of Missy Jane. A bank teller by day and romance author by night, she struggles with a sense helplessness when faced with seven-foot high shelves and tight jar lids. Until the sun drops below the horizon and her Alpha male arrives from his daily tests of will in the machining world. He battles her troubles away. After nearly fifteen years of teaching him to cherish her and gifting him with four beautiful daughters, will their love continue to stand the test of time?



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Stephanie Julian

Latest Release: MOONLIGHT TEMPTATION


If you were a book, what would your blurb be?

Stephanie Julian is the author of the Magical Seduction, Lucani Lovers and The Fringe series from Ellora’s Cave and the upcoming Forgotten Goddess series from Sourcebooks Casablanca. A former reporter for a daily newspaper, she enjoys making up stories much more than writing about real life. She’s happily married to a Springsteen fanatic and is the mother of two sons who love her even when they don’t have any clean clothes and dinner is a bowl of cereal.



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Tara Nina

Latest Release: DOUBLE DILEMMA


If you were a book, what would your blurb be?

Tara Nina lives a hectic life with three dogs, two teens, a husband and a day job. Doesn't everybody have a 19 year old son who was accepted to the Navy SEALS program, a 17 year old daughter who decided she wants to be a tattoo artist and an accident prone but lovable husband? Driven by her everyday madness, she escapes into the world that calls to her soul, to write the stories the voices in her head tell her to. Need a little relief from the insanity in your world? Step into a Tara Nina Tale and slip into a hot romance for a temporary vacation from reality.


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Cindy Spencer Pape

Latest Release: VALENTINE’S HEART


If you were a book, what would your blurb be?

Short but sweet: a little bit funny and a whole lot of spice.




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Emma Petersen

Latest Release: REIGN OF PLEASURE


If you were a book, what would your blurb be?

Emma Petersen wrote her first romance in high school after falling in love with historical romances and has been writing ever since. She lives in sunny California with a cool cat named Toussaint and is working through an addiction to shoes and internet porn.


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Nina Pierce

Latest Release: MAID FOR MASTER


If you were a book, what would your blurb be?

Nina may be the older woman, but the term cougar never frightened her off. Searching for sexy younger men by day, it’s the thirty-something alpha hero that has her eye. She spends her hours at the computer seeking the right balance between love, lust and action. And her guys have it all.

Mr. Nina may not fall into the younger-man category, but he’s known the woman of his heart for a very long time. He has no doubt that he can sweet talk her away from those less-experienced men. A nice meal, a glass of wine and a little candlelight and Nina is putty in his hands.

There’s no doubt whose bed she’ll happily fall into tonight.



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Kelli Scott

Latest Release: STORMY WEDDING


If you were a book, what would your blurb be?

Kelli Scott is a woman who makes a living on her back, because she likes to write in bed. Her erotic tales take her places she's never been before, with mysterious men she's never met except in her wildest imagination. Her writing speaks of love and commitment she can only dream of, but never have because of a tragic love affair that haunts her day and night.

Guillermo Santiago toils as Kelli Scott's overworked and underpaid research assistant, hoping one day to be so much more than an employee to his neglectful boss. Guillermo knows what Kelli wants, where she wants it and when she wants it. He knows her better than she knows herself. He touches her places no man has ever touched. Everywhere but her heart.

Guillermo must break through her icy shell or leave her employ forever. Giving the orders instead of taking them, he shows Kelli another side of him she's never seen before. Will it fuse them together forever or rip them apart?



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Paige Tyler

Latest Release: DEAD SEXY


If you were a book, what would your blurb be?

Paige Tyler is a multi-published, award-winning author who loves writing about strong, sexy, alpha males and the feisty, independent women who fall for them. From verbal foreplay to sexual heat, her wickedly hot stories of romance, adventure, passion and true love will bring a blush to her readers' cheeks and leave them breathlessly panting for more!.

Sexy explosives expert Horatio Rancliff is looking for a woman to share his life with, but he hasn't had much luck finding a woman who can handle his dangerous profession. When he meets Paige, he falls fast and hard, but is she willing to take a chance with her own real-life hero?


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Lex Valentine

Latest Release: ROCK MY WORLD


If you were a book, what would your blurb be?

With her small daughter in tow, author and “dirty girl” Lex Valentine escapes the wagging tongues and narrow-mindedness of her small Northern California hometown for the beach cities of Southern California. Drawn there by tales of hot, long haired rockers, she discovers one almost too beautiful to be true. Austin’s blond haired, blue-eyed gorgeousness is capped by a sweet personality and laid-back attitude. Unfortunately, while there’s passion, it’s not exactly what Lex had hoped for.

Enter bad boy, former rocker “Rott.” He’s got a past and a record. He’s got more attitude than an angry rhino. He’s got vices, tattoos, and hip length honey colored hair. He’s everything Austin is not. But Lex takes one look into his green eyes and is lost. Rott ignites a passion in her that Austin never could and the desire between them cannot be denied. Choosing between a sweet, sure thing and the wildest ride of her life is a dilemma Lex never thought to face. Life with the volatile Rott promises everything her heart longs for and everything her common sense balks at. But when she takes a chance on him, she discovers that even the wildest heart can be tamed by love.



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65 comments:

  1. Don't judge this book by it's cover alone. There are hidden depths & surprises that will intrigue & beguile.

    marypres@gmail.com

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  2. Wow, so many new books to choose from. I do enjoy reading these spicy books that EC is known for.

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  3. Pat -- The wonderful thing about romance novels is there is something for everyone ... from sweet and demure to too hot to handle.

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  4. Thanks for stopping by Marybelle! Love your blurb!

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  5. Hey Jane! Yes, there are a quite a few new releases. I'm always surprised at how many there are. Guess there are a lot of romance readers out there ;-)

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  6. I want to thank all the EC authors featured in this showcase for sharing with us today, most especially Kimberly Killion for organizing it all. Thanks Kimberly!

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  7. Whoo Hoo it is already hot enough here in Australia LOL.
    I love those covers.

    A story about love and the fun that goes with all the passion

    Have Fun
    Helen

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  8. been innocent for too long now I will try wanton...lol

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  9. Such a lively group! And so early!!!
    Thanks to Buffie for having us at the Dish today!

    I like the blurbs so far. :) And Helen can you blow some of that heat this way!? I'm so tired of being cold this winter. Brrrr...
    Kim

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  10. How fun! Here is my attempt:

    After years of failed romance, Cail discovered that her true love had been there all along when her long time pen pal moved to her city. Now, they are happily ensconced in the country with their cat.

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  11. If I was a book, my blurb would be:

    Strange girl, likes books, history and stuff. Also writes erotica. Lots of erotica.

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  12. I'm a huge EC fan! If I were a romance novel, my blurb would be:

    Sure, they're tired all the time; being parents with a special needs kid is hard work. Money's tight and the dryer just went belly up. Things are tough all over. But they always find time for each other, to share a laugh or send a sexy text, and they know without a doubt that theirs is a love that will last forever.

    ~Lindy
    aromagik@gmail.com

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  13. Good morning, ladies! Welcome to The Romance Dish. All of the blurbs are fantastic!

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  14. Stacie married the third boy she ever kissed. She is grateful to finally put her language skills to use by traveling the world on her husband's business trips. When she isn't on a plane she dives into a good book. She never met a Louboutin she didn't like & neither did her dog.

    user1123 AT comcast DOT net

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  15. Great post, Dish Babes!

    I supposed my personal book blurb would be:

    Just when Rowan West thought she had life figured out, she discovered there wereso many more dreams to go for the adventure was only beginning. Now her adventure includes marriage, homeschooling her sons, working as a virtual assistant, and creating stories for the many characters in her head. She finds her days filled with love, excitment, conflict and plenty of happy endings.

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  16. I'm enjoying the blurbs everyone. This line made me chuckle:

    Stacie married the third boy she ever kissed.

    Dang! Talk about romantic. LOL

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  17. LOL Thanks Kimberly! It will be our 15th wedding anniversary in May.

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  18. some hot covers & interesting blurbs :)

    To all it appears she leads a quiet simple life. But something in her eyes hints at so much more hidden behind that shy smile.

    :)

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  19. I can't come up with a blurb but would like to be entered anyway.

    Thanks!

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  20. What great blurbs! This was a fun way to learn more about some of my favorite EC authors :)

    And in case anyone's wondering, my own personal romance has its own "Sexily *Evers* After" - my darling hubby and I have been married for almost 5 years now and have a son :)

    Now if you're wondering what the blurb is for Ginger Snap, that's something totally different, LOL. You can click the cover to see what that's about (ahem, raw ginger plays big part).

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  21. I love Ellora's Cave books!

    My blurb would be:

    The story of a woman who went where fate took her.

    (Love Marybelle's blurb.)

    acm05atjuno.com

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  22. Thanks so much for hosting us! The blurbs about the authors are a hoot. And I'm enjoying those in the comments as well.

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  23. The blurbs are so much fun! And I had a lot of fun writing mine. When people see Austin's photo they wonder why I gave him up. But, I gotta have me a bad boy and Rott is all that and more. ;)

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  24. Wow! What a fabulous, fun fiction feast! So many hot titles--they definitely chase away the Winter chills ; )

    A young girl's romantic dreams grow into a woman's hidden desires. True love's touch adds a sweetness to smoldering fires. A heart redeemed, a soul renewed, and life's purpose becomes clear. The price of suffering is well-paid to once again hold what is most dear.

    gcwhiskas at aol dot com

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  25. Very cool! My blurb would be:

    Can their puppy love stand the test of time? From the temptations at college to the burden of a first home past the stress of local politics; can these too young lovers grow up together or will they simply grow apart?

    mdwartistry at yahoo dot com

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  26. She wore her heart on her sleeve. Not that you could notice with all the tattoos on her arm...

    Meljprincess AT aol DOT com

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  27. Hi everyone! Great to be here today and I loved looking at all the blurbs. They're so good! And clever! It's obvious why these ladies are such awesome writers! They can even make a brief blurb about themselves engaging LOL.

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  28. Thanks for hosting us, Buffie! I love all the bios :)

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  29. Wow .... lots of intriguing bo0oks to choose from!

    And my blub would be
    "If The World is an Imperfect Place, then I am the Perfect example of a Worldly Woman."

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  30. That was so fun! Thanks so much for having us!

    *hugs*
    Paige

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  31. this was a great idea and lots of fun. Thanks for having us here today.

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  32. there has to be more to this life and I aim to grab it...take what is mine...starting now!! where is my fantasy gonna take me tonite?

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  33. Welcome! Thanks to all of you EC authors for being with us today. What great blurbs!

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  34. Hello and welcome to Kimberly and all of the other lovely ladies from Ellora's Cave. I know that reading any of your books would be guaranteed to raise the temperature. LOL

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  35. Cail discovered that her true love had been there all along when her long time pen pal moved to her city.

    Cail, I love that. Very romantic.

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  36. Lucy, I think that blurb would get lots of attention. ;-)

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  37. Aromagik, what a great blurb! True love conquers all, doesn't it?!


    She never met a Louboutin she didn't like & neither did her dog.

    LOL @ Stacie!

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  38. She finds her days filled with love, excitment, conflict and plenty of happy endings.

    Rowan, sounds pretty perfect to me. :-)


    Gamistress, we should all be a little mysterious and have people wondering what's hidden beneath our smiles. *g*

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  39. And in case anyone's wondering, my own personal romance has its own "Sexily *Evers* After" - my darling hubby and I have been married for almost 5 years now and have a son :)

    Shoshanna, that's lovely!

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  40. She figured that she would spend her whole life behind the scenes, so wasn't she surprised when the man of her dreams noticed her and swept her off to experience a world she never knew existed.


    caity_mack at yahoo dot com

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  41. I can't pick just one favorite, there's so many!! I seen some books I want to have though thats for sure!! Good luck to all the Author's an their sales!!!

    Hugs, Christine

    chirth7@yahoo.com

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  42. I honestly can't think of what to pick. This is a hard one. Still would love to be entered though.

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  43. Thanks so much for having us! It's been a blast!

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  44. Books saved her, transported her to exotic realms.

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  45. He promised her adventure, passion, love and a life filled with surprises and fun. Now she is waiting.

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  46. Oh wow, this is awesome.
    If my life were a book blurb this is what it would say:

    One woman, destitute to change the world. One man at a time.

    Omg.. I gave myself the giggles!!
    Please count me in!
    alliwantandmorebooks@ gmail.com

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  47. My blurb would be:

    It was Cathy's friends' wedding practice and she was maid-of-honor. At the practice that night, the crowd parted, and there was the best man. They stared at each other for several minutes and everyone said "They will be married before long." - and they were.

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  48. Everyone is so creative. Good job on the blurbs! :-)

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  49. Wow, I LOVE all the blurbs ... the other EC authors' and the fantastic blurbs in the comments. I kind of want to do mine over now. LOL. Thanks for hosting us, Romance Dish goddesses!

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  50. There's more to me than what you see. I have a hidden personality that only the closest people get to see. Don't judge me by my cover.

    smccar1 at hotmail dot com

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  51. ok..I'm terrible at these,but here goes..
    She's looking to break out of her shell and find who she's truly meant to be..Will she find the one man that can help her discover herself.
    elaing8(at)netscape(dot)net

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  52. WOW! I can't even begin to thank everyone for coming out! What a great turnout!

    Good luck to everyone who posted and thank you to the lovely ladies of Romance Dish for having us on!
    Kimberly

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  53. hmm, not too good at this but here goes:
    She never really went anywhere except in books until she fell in love with a guy who was almost nomadic, and life was suddenly more exciting than any plot she'd ever known" :)

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  54. Wow, look at all the comments! I can't wait to read through them all. Sorry I was MIA yesterday -- long day at the office and the school stuff until late into the night.

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  55. been innocent for too long now I will try wanton

    LOL deerdoe69!!!!

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  56. Hey Cail! I love pen pals!!! I remember having one in elementary school. It was always so much fun getting a letter or postcard.

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  57. Lucy - I love history stuff too.

    Lindy - Awww, that is so sweet. Love the sexy text thing.

    Stacie - So you married the 3rd boy you ever kissed? We have something in common. My hubby is the 4th kid I ever kissed - LOL!

    Rowan - thanks for stopping by. I'm intrigued by the virtual assistance. Very interesting.

    GAMistress66 - In my opinion, the shy smile always hides something. :-)

    Anne - always interesting to see what fate has in store for us.

    Virginia - hidden desires? Ooooo, wonder what those are ...

    Sweet Vernal Zephyr - awww, puppy love. Here's some encouragement. The hubby and I met at 16 and have been together ever since. This year we will be married 21 years.

    MelJPrincess -- hmmm, wonder what kinds of tattoos you have.

    JulieJustJulie - so good to see you around here!! Love the blurb!!

    Chele - Go get it, girl!

    Cathy -- Ooh, to be swept off your feet ... bet you just loved it!

    Petite - I know what you mean. Books are my refuge from the insanity.

    Cecile - LOL!

    CathyP - Awww, that is so sweet.

    Stephanie - Thanks for stopping by. I love the blurb!

    Traveler - don't wait too long!

    Elaing8 - Shells are meant to be broken.

    Bella - life is always more exciting with the man you love.

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  58. Thank you to all the EC authors for joining us.

    And thanks to all the commenters for the blurbs. I have had so much fun reading them.

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  59. Unfortunately, i didn't get to play. My 17 yr old daughter and I needed a day together and did it yesterday when I should have been blogging. She's going through a tough time being '17', going to HS, working and trying to decide what her future holds. so much to have to do as a senior. I surprised her and didn't let her go to school. Our day started with getting haircuts, then shopping and a late lunch at our favorite place. we came home, curled up on the couch and watched movies and ate junk food (so much for the diet) until the men folk came home and disrupted our great day. Sorry I didn't get to play but I did read some awesome blurbs.
    Tara Nina
    www.taranina.com
    Hot Romance~Sexy Attitude

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  60. thanks for having us! and I'm so sorry to have been MIA! but I have a good excuse, I was writing!

    great to see everyone here.

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  61. Aack! I missed it too. I was working at the bank all day and then working as "mom" once I got home. (did you read my blurb) Anyway, it looks like everyone had fun yesterday. Sorry I missed it!

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