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Farewell and Many Blessings…

17 Apr

Dandilian farewellDear readers,

After much discussion and attention to the long range plans of the authors on this blog, we’ve decided it’s time to shut the doors on Passionate Reads. We’ve enjoyed connecting with you and sharing our tales. For me as one of the newest bloggers here, it’s been a great experience and honor to post on the blog, and I’m so grateful for the opportunity to connect with you all.

But for now, we must stay goodbye and turn our attention not only to our individual blogs, but our writing too. You can find us all at the links below and the best part is most of us regularly blog at these places.

Nara Malone
Tea and Strumpets

Nara’s Nook
Therian Verse

Marilyn Campbell

Siobhan Muir:
The Weird, the Wild, & the Wicked
Buy a Book, Tell a Friend

Brandi Evans

Shannon Emmel
Shannon’s Blog

Thank you all for joining us on this blog. Take care, be well, and stop by our respective blogs. If you follow them, you can get announcements when we post. Thanks again, and many blessings.

Sex Magick + Female Power = Passion’s Portal

1 May

Do you prefer to do it alone or do you have more fun in a group?

Of course, your answer, like mine, may vary depending on the activity. A few months ago, I was invited to participate in a group writing project by Brandi Evans and Nara Malone, two other Passionate Reads bloggers. Although my usual preference is to work independently, their idea really appealed to me and we were quickly joined by two more of our bloggers, Shannon Emmel and Charlotte Stein.

Over the next couple months the five of us easily overcame the challenges of living in different time zones and having different ideas. I am very pleased to say that through the entire creation, production and submission process, no one was inflexible, tried to take control or slack off.  Since this was my first time with such a project, I don’t know if our experience was common among women writers or if we were exceptionally lucky to have come together as we did, but I am anxious to continue the special relationship we formed in the process.

If you’ve had a group writing experience, good or bad, please feel free to share by commenting below.

The end result is that our group project, PASSION’S PORTAL, has been approved for development as a paranormal, erotic romance series at Ellora’s Cave. The stories will be individually written but tied together by the Sisterhood of the Elemental Goddesses and Shadowling Manor, a spooky old mansion on the northeast coast of Maine. Witches, wizards and warlocks, werewolves, shifters, dragons and selkies… Shadowling Manor is an Equal Opportunity Paranormal Environment. Every room has a secret, every portrait a history, and any door just might be a portal to another realm. Sex magick is at the core of the Sisterhood’s power and the energy created during sexual activity is what keeps Shadowling’s portals open.

In hopes of intriguing you to stay tuned for release updates, here are some teasers of the first five books –

     Serving Nicole, by Marilyn Campbell (Alchemy)

Nicole Claret’s abilities as an empath began awakening at puberty, and by the time she was in college, the intuitive gift had turned her into a human lie detector. That quality made her a successful private investigator but resulted in her choosing a very solitary personal life. Though occasionally consumed with sexual need, celibacy has been her only option.

At Shadowling Manor, she is promised a solution to her self-imposed isolation and celibacy. Her challenge and tutelage await her in the form of Brett Donahue, a high-level wizard whose specialty is Continue reading

Sizzling Summer Contest: Brandi

5 Jul

Welcome to our first day of our Sizzling Summer Contest! Haven’t read the rules yet? Well, head on over HERE and brush up on not only how to play, but on the awesome prizes we’ll be offering. Who wouldn’t love a gift or two to help them beat the summer heat?

Our first featured author in the contest is going to be Miss Brandi Evans! Remember folks, you’re going to be going to Brandi’s website and looking for our Sizzling Summer Icon. When you find it, email the link of the page you found it on, along with one fact you learned about Brandi ON that same page, to: passionatereads (at) gmail (dot) com. (Replace at with @ and dot with . ) Each correct answer will earn you a point and each point earns you a chance to win one of our prizes! (Remember: Don’t answer the icon hunt in the comments. You must email to receive your points.)

Additionally, Brandi is offering up her book, Tempted, to one commenter in this blog post. Let’s show Brandi some love today in the actual comments of this post for your chance to win this hot hot hot book!

Brandi’s website is: www.brandievans.com

And once again, remember, if you need help with the rules, just head over to our contest page for a brush up!

Good luck, everyone! And remember, come back tomorrow for your next chance to earn points!

Kaily & KJ

Kindle/Nook Contest Winner

20 Dec

Thank you again to everyone who participated this month. We really appreciate all the wonderful comments on the blog as well as the great emails. And we hope you’ll stay tuned for all our future contests. I know, I know…onto the winner. 🙂

The winner of the Kindle/Nook contest is… Continue reading

Kindle/Nook Giveaway -Last Day of the Contest

18 Dec

Today is the last day of the contest. You can still fire in your entries for any of the previous contest days until Midnight tonight (CST), that includes any book purchases made so far this month. We will be announcing the winner on the Kindle/Nook on Monday.

It was fantastic learning more about Eve Cassidy yesterday and I’ll bet you are wondering who the the winner of a copy G.I Jamie is  … Continue reading

Kindle/Nook Giveaway Day 15 (Friday)

17 Dec

Wowza, it’s Friday already. How is it possible that it’s already December 17th? That means today is the last day of school for my kids this year. That also means my production is going to go way down on anything not related to the family so I guess it’s a good thing this contest is wrapping up this weekend. LOL  I hope you enjoyed learning some more about Crystal Kauffman yesterday. I know I did.

Now the part you’ve anxiously waiting for the winner of a copy of one  of Crystal’s  books is… Continue reading

Kindle/Nook Giveaway Day 14 (Thursday)

16 Dec

I hope you enjoyed learning a little bit more about Marilyn Campbell yesterday. There is definitely something to be said for a hot car. Not sure that I’d fall into the fetish category but I do like ’em. *grin*

The winner of a copy of a book from Marilyn’s Backlist is… Continue reading

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