Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Books That Need More Attention Giveaway Hop

Welcome to my first Giveaway Hop! I chose a book that has a genre that needs more attention! Thank you Stuck In Books for hosting this giveaway. And thank you Ashley Ladd for sponsoring this giveaway!

About the Book:
Brooks and Rique desperately want to win a coveted chef’s job offered by an eccentric millionaire in paradise. Even more, Rique desperately wants to stay alive.

Brooks and Rique desperately want to win the head chef’s position offered by an eccentric millionaire Jonah Verleun on his beautiful, private but peculiar island that includes a zoo full of exotic animals, an amusement park and a monster shark tank beneath Jonah’s bedroom floor. While Brooks wants the job to escape his heartache and the lover who thwarted him, Rique is hiding from the mob, hoping to live long enough to pay them off with the prize winnings. Fierce competitors, they cook up a storm in a series of cooking challenges while trying to turn down the heat on their intense attraction. When a hurricane strikes the island, the storm Rique has been cooking up explodes, and no heart—or body—is safe.

Find more here and read an excerpt.

Why I Write Contemporary Romance (And MM)
By Ashley Ladd
I love contemporary romance. I like to think that if I was single again I could still find romance and fall in love again. I’d also like for my unattached children to experience love and romance.
Within contemporary romance I sometimes write romantic comedies, paranormal, and also different couplings: MF/MM/MMF/MFM/MMM/and transgender.
A lot of readers want to know why I write MM and transgender romance.
People are people are people.
It’s that simple.
Romance comes in many forms. It’s not only for male/female couples no matter what some people want. The problem is that we’re all unique and all have different views.
My oldest child is transgender female. Not only that, she stayed married to her wife after her sex change. And guess what? They’re happier now than ever. They’re also one of the happiest, strongest couples I know.
Another very happy couple I know is my good friend Michael and his long-time partner.
These two couples are much happier than almost all the straight MF couples I know. I don’t know if it’s because they try harder because of the many social obstacles they come up against, or if they’re more willing to live and let live and forgive each other’s faults and foibles.
Also, I write romantica or in other words, erotic romance. I started writing sweet romance but the longer I wrote, the further open the bedroom door widened. A famous author who also wrote erotica suggested I try it and I’ve never looked back. I enjoy sex. I fantasize and dream about it. It’s a beautiful part of love. That said, reviewers have noted I write a complete romance story that also has erotica. I don’t write stories that are merely filled with sex. I love the story, the romantic journey and all the emotions and fun things that go with it, not only the sexual encounters.

I’m giving away a copy of ‘Cooking Up A Storm’, one of my MM erotic romances. It’s a celebration of love, not merely male-male romance.

They ran, hunched over, zigging and zagging as bullets flew around them. Rique damned himself for putting Brooks in this mess. He wondered if the mob held the others prisoner and that’s why they didn’t answer the door.
He turned the first corner they came upon and then the next. He stopped dead and the air left his lungs. A moment later Brooks ran into his back almost knocking him over. He swayed dangerously but managed to stay upright and spread his arms wide to keep Brooks from stumbling forward.
He couldn’t believe his eyes. One of Jonah’s tigers lay in their path crouching low, baring his teeth, and eying them as if they were dinner.
He tried to quell the jitters attacking his stomach so the animal wouldn’t smell his fear then whispered to Brooks through clenched teeth, “What do we do now? Freeze or run?”
“Run. But where?” Brooks whispered back, a frown trembling on his lips.
“To the closest protection.” He prayed their hunters had lost them, that they wouldn’t run back into a barrage of bullets. As Rique bunched his muscles to run, already feeling the animal’s fangs ripping into him, he noted how the tiger’s thick muscles corded in his shoulders, and how saliva ran down his snarling lips.
“Dear God, we’re going to die.” Panic laced Brooks’ voice. “If we get out of here alive, let’s both turn down the job and move in together.”
Swallowing hard, Rique couldn’t reply so he nodded. Besides, as much as he wanted to live with Brooks, he couldn’t do it as long as he was indebted to the mob. However, the point was moot. He couldn’t see a scenario in which one of them didn’t die in the next five minutes.
Feeling responsible, Rique couldn’t let anything happen to Brooks as long as he was alive. He would take on the tiger giving Brooks time to reach safety. “On the count of three, run!”
As Rique whispered, “One,” hisses, then a blood-curdling growl wrenched the air. It was a different sound than the tiger was making. Then a crocodile bellowed and jumped out of the bushes and snatched the tiger by its belly. As it dragged the struggling creature back to the bushes, the tiger howled in surprise and pain. It clawed the air in vain as the reptile’s powerful jaws clamped tighter biting through flesh and bone.

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About the Author:
Ashley Ladd writes erotic romance: MF, MM, MFM, and MMF. Usually contemporary, often romantic comedy, military, and sometimes paranormal (vampires, time travel, ghosts, witches, demons, shifters, futuristic).
She lives in South Florida with her husband, five children, and beloved pets. She loves the water, animals (especially cats), and playing on the computer.
She has been told she has a wicked sense of humour and often incorporates humour and adventure into her books. She also adores very spicy romance, which she weaves into her stories. 

You can find Ashley at: 

Now onto the best part the 
Up for grabs is an e-copy (pdf) of Cooking Up A Storm and a $5 amazon gift card to one (1) winner!
Don't forget to check out her other books here
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  1. Thanks so much for the giveaway! Have a great day!

  2. This book sounds awesome. Who can resist eccentric millionaires, tigers and a bedroom shark tank? A bit like a James Bond villain, who are always the best. Will this guy get his own evil spinoff? ;)

  3. Fun post to read. And a giveaway to make it all the better! Thanks!

  4. Thanks for participating in the hop!

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