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Happy Spring! Celebrate with Bronco’s Rough Ride

20 Mar

Today is the Vernal Equinox and the official first day of spring! Are you ready for it? In Las Vegas, spring often shows up in February, and we get all sorts of flowers. I love sitting out in my backyard and reading in the balmy days (before the summer heat kicks in and burns everything to a crisp).Spring Snapdragons

Speaking of reading, tomorrow March 21 2014, Bronco’s Rough Ride, the next book in the Bad Boys of Beta Squad series comes out. This is the prequel to The Navy’s Ghost, and you get to see how John “Bronco” Andrews met his wife Lindsey before Ghost, Magic, and Retro got into their mess. Here’s the blurb:
Broncos Ride
What happens in Vegas, stays in the heart…

Chief Petty Officer John “Bronco” Andrews only meant to stay one night in Vegas for a little R&R before resuming his duties as a US Navy SEAL in Coronado. But someone slips him a mickey in the bar and he finds himself in Madame LeBeau’s sex trade. As the product. Doped up on ketamine to keep him docile, Bronco has no choice but to let it ride.

Detective Lindsey Jarvis has been undercover in LeBeau’s sex slave racket for two years and she almost has enough evidence to take it down. Between abduction, prostitution, and murder, she has LeBeau by the short hairs. All she needs is a “product”. John is the perfect witness if she can get him out before the drugs shut down his heart. Then she’ll be free to start a normal life.

Lindsey doesn’t count on her overwhelming attraction for Bronco or her need to see him through detox. But she’s a cop in Vegas and he’s a Navy SEAL, two lifestyles with too much unpredictability to maintain a relationship. Neither have time for more than one wild rough ride, and what happens in Vegas, stays. Forever.

Come join Bronco and Lindsey on their wild ride on March 21st 2014 everywhere ebooks are sold. Kick-ass adventure, a hot cop, and a hotter SEAL. And remember, what happens in Vegas, stays in the heart…

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Hot New Release to Warm the Cold Nights

12 Dec

Good morning! Brr! Is it cold out there where you are? It is here in Las Vegas. I know that seems like an odd occurrence, but deserts do get cold in the winter, and Vegas is in the driest desert in North America. So it’s cold and dry here. Perfect time to get hot and wet, right? LOL

Last week, my newest releast The Navy’s Ghost, came out, and it’s a hot menage a’SEALs. Here’s the blurb:

TNG-webfinalA SEAL is strongest with her Team…

Ensign Christiana “Ghost” Brickman is the only female SEAL to survive BUD/S training, a real Navy Jane. But when an ambush ends her career as an active SEAL, she’s free to pursue other interests. Like her two best friends Lt. Jim “Retro” Waters and Chief Warrant Officer Todd “Magic” Hunter. She’s wanted them for over a year, but never dared to approach them while in the squad.

Retro has fought his dark desires since high school, certain the need to share a woman unnatural. Magic had never considered sharing before Ghost mentions it, but it solves his dilemma of choosing between his best friend and his woman. But Retro balks at Ghost’s offer to share and retreats from both when she marries Magic.

Everyone feels Retro’s loss, but he ignores the ache of their broken connection in favor of living ‘normal.’ When Ghost and the other wives of Beta Squad are kidnapped, Retro must reevaluate how much both Ghost and Magic mean to him. And he must decide how far he’s willing to go to save the woman he loves, before she becomes the Navy’s ghost.

And here’s an Excerpt The Navy’s Ghost:

As she lay dying on the grimy floor of the Nicaraguan warehouse, Magic’s feelings for Ensign Christiana Brickman had crystallized into blinding clarity. I love her. He’d ignored the thought in favor of saving her life, but now, with the squad around him and the action settled, it came roaring back into his mind, clear as day. Jubilation mixed with terror settled into his gut. No fraternization within the ranks. Too bad his heart couldn’t remember the rules.

“How’s she doing, Magic?” Retro shouted through the mic to Magic over the rotors.

“Stable for now. High as a kite, but stable.”

“Good to hear. Pilot says back on base in fifty mikes.”

“Roger that.”

“Why do they always use boys’ names for everything?”

Retro and Magic turned to the woman lying between them and met the clouded hazel gaze beneath the lowered brows. “Say again, Brickman?”

“Boys’ names. Why do they always use them for everything?”

“What are you talking about?” Retro raised an eyebrow.

“You know, Mike for minute, Roger for understood.” Brickman rolled her head to pin Retro with her focus. “Jimmy for futzing with locks. Hey, your name is Jim.” She licked her lips and swallowed. “I like your name, Jim Retro. And I like you, too. You’re handsome.”

“Yep. Definitely high as a kite.” Retro snorted and shot a smile at Magic. Todd tried to smile back, but his gut sank. What if she preferred Jim over him? Get your head back in the game. She’s never shown interest in any of us.

“Yeah, but I’m pretty sure she’s not in pain. With the dosage I gave her, she should be floatin’ on cloud nine by now.”

“You’re my cloud nine, Magic.” The hazel gaze hit him and he tried not to fall into it or the words she murmured. “So sexy and smart and nice. All the Navy bunnies just love you.” Her lips tightened in irritation. “Sluts.”

Magic raised his eyebrows. Don’t listen to her, she’s out of her mind. Except morphine often acted like a weak truth serum, stripping away inhibitions to expose real sentiments underneath. Chris turned her head away to mumble something under her breath as a mild frown creased her forehead.

“Not good enough for you.”

“Say again, Ensign?” Retro leaned closer to her.

“They only want dick, you know.” Her gaze slid slowly back to Jim’s face. “You deserve better, Retro. Mo’betta. ’Cause Bravo Squad does everything mo’betta. They should call it Betta Squad.” She trailed off in a dreamy, sing-songy voice.

“At least she’s got that right.” Retro shook his head, a half smile quirking his mouth.

“Bravo Squad definitely does it mo’betta.” Ghost fixed him with a hard stare. “Just like you, Retro. And you need someone who knows you. You, and Magic, too. Perfect, sexy, tall, and hard. Like bananas.”

“What?” Magic traded looks with Retro.

“Oh, shit. You better knock her out before she says something really crazy.”

“Bananas. You know…” Chris raised one hand, curling her fingers into a C-shape before swaying it back and forth as if stroking something. “Long, hard, smooth, and warm.” She grimaced. “Bananas. So much better than cucumbers. Mo’betta in Betta Squad.”

“Knock her out, Magic.” Retro growled as the other squad members snickered in the background.

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Thanks for stopping by and happy reading. 😉

Happy Thanksgiving!

28 Nov

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to the readers in the US! And I give thanks to all you readers who live in the rest of the world, too. Without you, I wouldn’t be the author I am today and I’m so grateful you’ve given me the chance to share my stories with you.

For my family, Thanksgiving represents a time to get together and enjoy each other’s company. Mr. SM and I take the kids and visit with my folks and my brother’s family in the high desert, looking for antelope (“anigoats” as my kids say), coyotes, and big horn sheep along the way. We spend a few days screaming at football games (well, they scream. I read) and sharing in good food. I try to count my blessings and take stock of how lucky I truly am.

As I close in on my second year of being a published author, I want to say thank you to the wonderful authors I’ve met along the way: Nara Malone, Marilyn Campbell, Karla Doyle, Silver James, Cat Johnson, Gem Sivad. These are just a few of the ones who have encouraged me, commiserated with me, and helped me on my way.

The tradition is to start Christmas shopping the day after Thanksgiving and get revved up for the holiday busy-ness associated with the end of the year. I hope you get a chance to relax and enjoy this holiday and be raring to go on Monday, December 2 2013. Because that’s when The Navy’s Ghost, the first book in my Bad Boys of Beta Squad series comes out. It’s a M/F/M romantic suspense and I stay true to my tag line of “kick-ass adventure with hot sex”. Here’s the blurb:

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A SEAL is strongest with her Team…

Ensign Christana “Ghost” Brickman is the only female SEAL to survive BUD/S training, a real Navy Jane. But when an ambush ends her career as an active SEAL, she’s free to pursue other interests. Like her two best friends Lt. Jim “Retro” Waters and Chief Warrant Officer Todd “Magic” Hunter. She’s wanted them for over a year, but never dared to approach them while in the squad.

Retro has fought his dark desires since high school, certain the need to share a woman unnatural. Magic had never considered sharing before Ghost mentions it, but it solves his dilemma of choosing between his best friend and his woman. But Retro balks at Ghost’s offer to share and retreats from both when she marries Magic.

Everyone feels Retro’s loss, but he ignores the ache of their broken connection in favor of living ‘normal.’ When Ghost and the other wives of Beta Squad are kidnapped, Retro must reevaluate how much both Ghost and Magic mean to him. And he must decide how far he’s willing to go to save the woman he loves, before she becomes the Navy’s ghost.

Thank you again for stopping by on this gratitude holiday and I send mine to all of you. Many blessings! 🙂

SexyScopes for October, 2013

29 Sep

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News for all signs:

Libra***Sun in Libra thru 10/23 supports mediation and compromise; ***New Moon in Libra 10/4 brings a lovely evening to enjoy (or wish for) true romance; ***Full Moon in Aries w/penumbral lunar eclipse 10/18 could trigger aggression & unexpected arguments; ***Mercury will be retrograde 10/21-11/10—computer, communication & travel difficulties possible (Info on eclipses and retrograde planets at www.marilyncampbell.com>Astrology Basics)

The forecasts below involve two of my passions – astrology and tarot. The first card is a general message, the second is about love & relationships (sexual, romantic, friendly, familial). The interpretations are from my book, “Tarot of The Lotus Circle”, but you’ll have to use a little intuition to determine what it means to you personally. Have fun!

ARIES – March 21 to April 19

The Hanged Man: What you await is in a “holding pattern”, but it is in your atmosphere. On the full moon night, meditate on removing the obstacle that’s preventing it from landing at your airport, then practice your patience. It will come when the time is right.

7 of Wands: The obstacle between you and the perfect relationship is something or someone from the past. Discussion could help but only if it accompanies the process of letting go.

TAURUS  – April 20 to May 20

9 of Cups: Your wish is coming true, though it may not be as you expected. The Universe really does know best. Remember to say thank you to your Spirit Guides and human supporters. Take the time to celebrate with them. (Yep, this is the same card that came up for you last month!)

2 of Coins: You are in a period of having to juggle family and career. You’ll do okay as long as you stay alert. If single, you may be juggling two love interests. A choice will be demanded in the near future. Be prepared with a decision or you’ll lose both.

GEMINI – May 21 to June 20

9 of Wands: Patience. The Universe will allow events to occur only when the time is right, no matter how much you fret.

8 of Coins: If single, you are about to enter a relationship unlike any you have experience with. If committed, you’re about to enter new territory, like parenthood, or a change of roles.

CANCER – June 21 to July 22

Lucky moon babies – Jupiter is visiting Cancer until next July, so you can expect a major goal or dream to be achieved before the Great Benefactor moves on, as long as you put in the necessary time and effort.

4 of Coins: Your unfounded fears have created an atmosphere of smoke and mirrors around you. Most of your worries are self-created, but they are magnetic. Stop attracting the worst by anticipating it.

10 of Cups: This is the Happily Ever After Card. The perfect relationship with a long-term commitment or marriage is coming into your life. Family relationships find the right balance.

LEO – July 23 to August 22

3 of Wands: Say thank you. The Universe is about to give you the success you’ve worked for. Now do something nice for someone else to keep the happiness ball rolling.

King of Cups: A kindhearted, generous male over 40, of light or grayed coloring, in a dramatic, caretaking or teaching career, will play an important role in your relationship area this month.

VIRGO – August 23 to September 22

10 of Swords: The horse is dead. Why are you still sitting on it, expecting it to take you somewhere? There’s a fresh ride just waiting for you to stop dwelling on what you lost and notice what you have. A whole team of Spirit Guides are standing by to support your new life plan.

The World: Everything you’ve been wishing for in a partner is right in front of you. All the obstacles between you have finally been cleared away.

LIBRA – September 23 to October 22

Judgment: Incidents and people from your past are coming back into your life to haunt or help you, depending on your previous behavior. It is time to take a good look at your life so far and rework the plan for going forward.

Strength: Your relationships are good and solid. If single, you are strong enough to go it alone until a suitable match comes along. The local gym is a great place to bump into that person.

SCORPIO – October 23 to November 21

King of Coins: A male over 40 with medium to gray coloring, who is either wealthy or his work involves handling other people’s money, will have a strong influence over a matter of great importance to you this month.

3 of Cups: The upcoming holiday is a great time to be with family, old friends and kindred spirits. Attend parties, join a club or group activity to meet an ideal mate, but don’t get serious right away.

SAGITTARIUS – November 22 to December 21

Hey Sag, Venus will be visiting you 10/8-11/5, enhancing your charms and your ability to attract a mate.

Prince of Cups: A transition is needed in the area of your health; this could be as simple as you needing more exercise or better nutrition, but if you’ve been putting off a checkup despite a physical complaint, this is the month to take care of it.

10 of Wands: All the relationships around you right now appear to be exhausting. It’s time to take a hard look at how much work you’re having to put into them and whether the work is worth it.

CAPRICORN – December 22 to January 19

3 of Coins: A Spirit Guide is standing by who is an expert in something you hope to accomplish. Trust that you will receive divine assistance as necessary and move forward confidently.

7 of Cups: You have multiple choices but seem to be waiting for a fantasy lover to appear. Connect your head to your heart then make a choice.

AQUARIUS – January 20 to February 18

Princess of Coins: You will get a message you’ve been waiting for about money, very possibly connected to something that required you to “show off” or toot your own horn.

Ace of Coins: You are about to meet someone new who is, or soon will be, financially well off. A money-making venture could bring you into the perfect partnership.

PISCES – February 19 to March 20

Wheel of Fortune: The energy of change is all around you. Ready or not, a major change is about to occur in your life, but you probably already sensed that. Instead of fretting over it, welcome it with open arms and the transition will go a lot more smoothly.

Temperance: You are, or soon will be, in a balanced, easy-going relationship. An old adage may claim nice guys may finish last, but what’s so bad about that? Not a good time to force big developments in any relationship.

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8 Jun

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Full prologues and first chapters of all four of the “Lust & Lies” books can be found on my site, www.marilyncampbell.com but here’s the blurb on the FREE one…

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     After nine years on the run, Barbara Johnson believed she was finally safe. Safe with her little boy, in a new city, with a new name. Safe from the abusive man they had escaped and from the wealthy family with the power to take her child.

     Then a savage twist of fate exposes her location. And now those wanting to see her suffer and steal her child are coming, with every trick of the law and every weapon of terror.

Determined to stand her ground, Barbara is swept off her feet by a handsome stranger who saves her from a mugger. The timing couldn’t be worse for falling in love, but Kyle Trent is simply too perfect to push away, and she desperately needs someone in her life who makes her feel desirable again.

     As the nightmares of Barbara’s past converge with the burning passion in the present, new secrets arise to remind her no one can be trusted.

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Unnatural, Twisted, Wicked, Carnal, Part 2 – GIVEAWAY

8 Jul

A few weeks ago, I wrote about how those words had bubbled to the top of a brainstorming session over new titles for my Lust & Lies series of romantic (and erotic) suspense novels. But the next step–choosing the right image for each of the titles–wasn’t much easier. All four have now been uploaded with a Vengeance, as well as Unnatural Wicked Hunger, and I wanted to share the final packages with you.

To celebrate, the publisher (e-Publishing Works!) has offered to GIVE AWAY one of the books below, in the e-reader format of winner’s choice. All you need to do to be entered into the drawing is comment on this post with your selection, email address and either friend me on facebook or follow me on twitter (at end of post). Easy-peasy.

CARNAL VENGEANCE

Holly Kaufman was one of a group of young coeds sexually violated by fraternity brothers playing a cruel game. With nowhere to turn, the girls formed a support group.

Two decades later, they are still meeting. Only now, revenge is the only item on the agenda. To see their abusers pay for what they did, Holly must feed information to a reporter without implicating the group, and David Wells is the best man for the job.

David smells a prize-winning story and Holly Kaufman looks like his best bet for unearthing the truth. Although seduction is his preferred tool for getting information from a woman, he’s unprepared for being the one seduced.

When the former frat boys start turning up dead and minus a certain organ, Holly wants out. Unfortunately she’s a prime suspect and her only hope of being proven innocent lies with the man who is reawakening her passion and cannot be trusted. 

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UNNATURAL RELATIONS

After nine years on the run, Barbara Johnson believed she was finally safe. Safe with her little boy, in a new city, with a new name. Safe from the abusive man they had escaped and from the wealthy family with the power to take her child.

Then a savage twist of fate exposes her location. And now those wanting to see her suffer and steal her child are coming, with every trick of the law and every weapon of terror.

Determined to stand her ground, Barbara is swept off her feet by a handsome stranger who saves her from a mugger. The timing couldn’t be worse for falling in love, but Kyle Trent is simply too perfect to push away, and she desperately needs someone in her life who makes her feel desirable again.

As the nightmares of Barbara’s past converge with the burning passion in the present, new secrets arise to remind her no one can be trusted.

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WICKED OBSESSIONS

While Teri Carmichael is being hailed as one of New York’s most-promising new artists, her marriage to a compulsive gambler is wrecking her life. When her low-life of a husband refuses to give her a divorce, she thinks her life can’t get any worse.

Then the police find his brutally murdered corpse in an empty apartment.

Further complicating Teri’s life is her new photographer, Drew Marshall. He’s starting over from a disastrous downward spiral of his own, and nothing gives him as much hope as meeting Teri; despite the circumstances.

Together, their powerful chemistry could drive them to the happy ending they’ve always wanted, if it wasn’t for the web of evil being spun around them. A hardened NYC detective is convinced Teri killed her husband, and Selena, a young woman who loves Teri like a mother, is willing to kill to protect Teri from harm…in fact, she already has.

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TWISTED HUNGER

As Ellery Winters watches her mother’s casket being lowered into the ground, a stranger tells her murder may have been the true cause of death and that the vice presidential hopeful, Abraham Lincoln Jones, could have been involved. In order to uncover the truth, Ellery agrees to go under cover as Jones’ assistant.

Two decades ago, Luke Madigan witnessed a whore gruesomely mutilating her client and has had nightmares of the event ever since. For several years the psychotic hooker, known as “The Eye Doctor”, left a trail of victims, but not enough clues to find her. When she strikes again, Luke determines to put an end to his nightmares, even if it means walking right into the Doctor’s waiting room.

Though they don’t yet realize it, Ellery and Luke have a common goal. Their coming together is fueled by lies and distrust, but seduction and lust ignite a passion that will not be denied despite the deadly danger closing in on them.

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Unnatural, Twisted, Wicked, Carnal

10 Jun

Intrigued?

These were just some of the adjectives that bubbled to the top of a very productive TBS (Title Brainstorming Session). I have a love-hate relationship with this part of the writing process. The guiding rule is that a title must grab the reader’s attention while hinting at the theme and/or genre of the story. Sounds easy enough for a wordsmith to accomplish, especially with a good thesaurus.

But there are a few stumbling blocks along the path to the perfect title. Some words are so overused, they’re no longer effective or they’ve become associated so strongly with a particular genre that using them for a different genre would mislead a reader even if it is quite relevant to the story being named. And just when you think you have the definitive title for your book, you search Amazon and find that a dozen other authors have already used it. Though duplication is nearly impossible to avoid, you don’t want to be one of twenty, especially if they are fairly new releases, nor do you want to copy a title used by a prominent author.

With all that in mind, the end result of my TBS was four new titles for my previously published “Lust and Lies” series of romantic suspense novels – UNNATURAL RELATIONS, TWISTED HUNGER, WICKED OBSESSIONS and CARNAL VENGEANCE.  I’ll soon be able to share the sexy covers being designed to go with those words but for now, I hope you enjoy the images I found to decorate this post.

Just for fun I threw in an old one of me and Steve Sandalis, the Topaz Man who graced quite a few of my older romance novels.

If you have some favorite romantic suspense title words, I’d love to hear them!

Coming July 4…SERVING NICOLE, the first book in the magickal, multi-author series, “Passion’s Portal”. Stay tuned for news about the super-cool, interactive website being created for this series!

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