Friday, December 12, 2014

A Sexy Morning ~ @MySexySaturday




This week’s theme is A Sexy Morning. Don’t you just love it when you see characters have a snuggle down day that starts with an awesome morning? Or how about making love at dawn on a planet far away? Or watching the morning sky together for the very first time as the sun tops the ridge?  This is a theme about that special time of the day where only lovers go. Do they wake up next to each other and wonder how they got there? Or are they all over one another?


For the lovers, Julie and Zach in my Christmas novella "Deck the Halls" the special time of day just happen to be the late night, or perhaps early morning hours, while it is still dark. 


She rose on her toes and touched her lips to his. He slid his hand between their bodies and unbuttoned her blouse. Her soft, silky skin promised that he’d live up all of his fantasies. The thought sent a fresh gust of hot desire through his bloodstream.  Lacing her fingers with his, she turned the light off in Lexa’s room.
She led him to her bedroom and closed the door. Her unbuttoned blouse hung loose on her shoulders, the swell of her breasts spilled from her bra. He tugged on the lace and freed her nipple, sucking on rosy bud until it pebbled in his mouth. She tipped her head backward and whimpered while her fingers tunneled through his hair, pulling him closer to her skin.

 He wrapped his arms around her, slid his hands to the small of her back, then yanked her against the hardness of his body. The scent of her arousal filled the air and hardened him in an instant. In a few slow steps, he backed her against the edge of the bed and lowered her onto the soft covers. “It’s our turn. Let’s have a merry little Christmas.” 


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Friday, November 28, 2014

Sexy Down the Avenue ~ #MySexySaturday



This week’s theme is Sexy Down the Avenue. We’re sure you’re wondering just what we mean by this. When picking themes for the rest of the year, we realized that we hadn’t picked anything historical in a while. Sexy Down the Avenue reminds us of carriage rides in London or any European city. Of course, it could be any other sexy historical setting as well. 

And here's the excerpt from my second novel, a pirate’s romance titled “Treasured Chest” released on November 24th is available at Black Opal Books Amazon Barnes & Noble AllRomance eBooks Smashwords and Kobobooks  

The scene is taking place in the city of Ragusa, or today's picturesque Dubrovnik, some know it as the King's Landing from the Game of Thrones. 



The man-of-war captain gave her a peck on her cheek and took his leave. Sirena straightened and stared after her brother for some time then climbed two marble steps to the round edge of the well. She pulled a coin from her purse. As per tradition, she placed a kiss on the Seguin to better her chance at good luck and flicked the money into the water pouring from the mouth of twelve carved masked faces. A long sigh escaped her and she scurried along the paved street washed in the early afternoon sunshine.
Keeping his eyes on her while staying out of her sight presented a challenge, but he couldn’t afford to lose her in the crowd. At the top of Stradun Street, where the dome of the imposing baroque Cathedral of Assumption rose behind the houses at the end of the plaza, she turned toward the harbor
and left the main city.
Great sea beastie, he’d struck a real booty by a sheer dumb luck. Never had he believed nor expected he’d meet the real Sirena and come across the Strega and her crew. The women’s sad faces as he left the deck would stay imprinted in his memory forever. He missed them already. Would he ever get over their salted sardines soaked in olive oil and the best grog he had sampled? Even if the meals came served on the tarnished pewter, instead of fine china, they tasted better in such good company. His mouth watered. But it was the image of Sirena’s gray eyes, bouncing curls, and her appealing bosom that urged him not to let her out of sight, ever. The way water had soaked into her chemise and molded the thin fabric to her breasts would not leave his thoughts.

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The last thing Captain Sirena expected to find on a desolate island was...him!

When Carmen Ventura takes up her post as commander of the Strega, she becomes the new Captain Sirena, the legendary pirate most people think is just a myth created to scare children. Her first quest is to search for the “treasured chest” hidden by her predecessor. But before she can even begin the hunt, she runs into Marko Lucin, captain of the Levant and Carmen’s most insane adventure yet.

How can the most beautiful woman he’s ever seen be a bloody pirate?


Never one to pass up an adventure, especially where pretty women are concerned, Marko finds his ultimate challenge in Carmen. Not only does he fall for her courage, spunk, and intelligence, but the lady pirate can also help him get what he wants—the famous treasure everyone whispers about. His only problem—how long can he play the charming captain before she discovers his true intentions?

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From 11/28 – 11/30/14, The Santa Drag is FREE from Amazon! Reviewers have called this story charming and funny, so for a quick holiday pick-me-up, one-click The Santa Drag.

Blurb:
Things aren't always what they seem, and this shopping mall Santa has a secret only true love can reveal. 

Mackenzie's an out-of-work actress who takes a job as a shopping mall Santa to pay the rent. She fools everyone with her Santa drag, until the day Joe McBride walks into the mall. Joseph Timothy McBride - the real-life, got a soap opera gig and you saw him in Scream II actor. The only guy she ever really loved. Can Mack stay in character, or is it time to strip off the red coat and peel off the beard for good? 

The Santa Drag is a 6,000 word short story about a Santa with a secret, stressed out parents in the mall, and one very handsome actor.

Excerpt:
A kid in my lap threatened to throw up, taking my full attention for several moments, and when I looked up again it was Joe’s turn. Maya gave him a way-too-friendly smile, which he returned with his standard, ‘yep, I’m handsome,’ grin. His kids stood behind him. The boy clearly thought he was too old for all this nonsense, and his sister was trapped in between the excitement of seeing Santa and her brother’s ennui.
“Come on, guys,” Joe said, tugging the boy forward with an arm around the shoulders. I paid strict attention to the kids. I did not want to look at his face or see the dimple in his chin.  He turned around to say something to Maya. I really didn’t want to look at his ass.
“Uncle Joe, this is so stupid,” the boy said. Uncle Joe. I almost jumped out of my chair. They must be his sister Kelly’s kids.
“Get over there, Saxton. We’re taking pictures for your mother’s Christmas present. Mabyn, you too.” Joe pushed his nephew in my direction. Saxton and Mabyn? Wow, Kelly must be seriously into her Irish heritage. Or something.
Saxton was dressed in a red and green striped soccer jersey and jeans, his longish brown hair slicked back behind his ears. Mabyn wore a green sweater and jeans, with her hair pulled back in a thick red braid. Joe had jeans on, too. I tried really hard not to notice how well they fit across his thighs.
“Uncle Joe, will you get us some ice cream after this?” Mabyn asked.
“If you smile pretty for the camera.”  Joe gave her a shadow of the grin that I remembered. She gave him a pretty decent grin in return, though her big front teeth overlapped and there was a gap where one eye tooth should have been. Braces must be coming soon.
“She wishes she could smile pretty,” Saxton sneered. Mabyn smacked him on the arm. “Ow, she hit me. She should get in trouble.”
I would have hit him harder.
With Joe standing so close, it was hard to remember that I was supposed to be Santa. I gave a half-assed “Ho-ho-ho,” which sounded strangled, even to me. He glanced over at me, and I accidently met his eyes. I looked away immediately, but not before I saw the flash. Not recognition, exactly, but interest. I could feel him watching me. “Ho-ho-ho.” It came out heartier this time. I was so not going to give myself away.
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Liv Rancourt Bio:
I write romance: m/f, m/m, and v/h, where the h is for human and the v is for vampire…or sometimes demon. I write funny. I don’t write angst. When I’m not writing I take care of tiny premature babies or teenagers, depending on whether I’m at home or at work. My husband is a soul of patience, my dog is the cutest thing evah(!), and we’re up to three ferrets.
I can be found on-line at all hours of the day and night at my website & blog (www.livrancourt.com), on Facebook (www.facebook.com/liv.rancourt), or on Twitter (www.twitter.com/LivRancourt). Come find me. We’ll have fun!


Sunday, November 23, 2014

Winter Heat Blog Hop



Hey all my hopping friends. Welcome to The Winter Heat Blog Hop hosted by Julies Book Review. We have lots going on here so please start hopping and win some of the awesome prizes. There are prizes to be won on every blog involved, so have fun and i hope you win some great prizes!

For this blog hop, I'm gifting a copy of my Christmas novella, "Deck the Halls"  Published by Tirgearr Publishing in 2013 and it's now available for only $0.99 through December. 

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It isn't the string of crappy jobs, or people’s irrational urge to spend their money, or even his inability to ask Julie out on a date that Zach can’t get excited about Christmas. It is the fact that today is his last day he gets to spend in his preferred human form. 

When jealous Tia, a wicked sorceress disguised as the pack’s alpha female, tries to force his wolf out a day early, all-consuming anger sends him into a rage against her. She punishes shape shifter Zach, by changing him to a dog. He has 48 hours to save his family and trade his life for someone else’s in order to break the spell—the only problem, Julie’s cat Miss Molly knows who he is and won’t let him near her owner. But Julie’s safety is the greatest importance and he sticks by her side. 

Julie can’t resist falling in love with the stray dog she rescues. She prolongs putting a found dog ad in the local newspaper just to keep him for another day. Strange thing is, the animal reminds her of Zach. 

Confronted with the woman who stole the man she secretly loves, Julie discovers the truth about Zach. When his dog form proves useless against the powerful alpha werewolf, the help comes from unforeseen allies.


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Friday, November 21, 2014

Our Sexy Thanksgiving ~ @MySexySaturday




This week’s theme is our sexy Thanksgiving. Although the Thanksgiving in Canada has been and gone, our neigbours to the south are about to carve into their turkeys. I know what you’re thinking. Thanksgiving is about families. What’s more sexy than family?  After all each started with a story about a man and a woman finding each other and deciding on a family. Think of all the wonderful romances that happen at this time of year. You know the ones we’re talking about. Sister brings home friend, brother falls for friend and on and on.

So this week I want to show you all the characters love family. Julie is someone who doesn't have much of family and suddenly they finds herself with one, however unconventional. As a child, she has always looked in and wanted a home with all the trimmings including a family. There are many ways to be thankful and you'd love to hear some of those wonderful stories.

And here's the excerpt from my Christmas novella "Deck the Halls" available through December for only $0.99. 

No creature should be all alone on this frigid night and during the festive season. It was the time best spent with loved ones, but each year it served as a reminder to her of just how lonely she was. Julie straightened. “Okay, not sure what Miss Molly will think of you, but the more the merrier. Hop in.”
The dog took a step back, gave her a puzzled look and emitted a shrill whine. Poor thing, he almost seemed to want to say something. If he could talk this would be easy. “I know, you can smell a cat on this blanket, but it’s a short ride to my house. Hop in so we can get going.”
The animal wagged his tail low, but did not move from his spot.
“Don’t tell me I’d have to lift you in, because I don’t think I can. And I would like to keep the interior clean for as long as I can. It’s been less than a week since I took it to the auto detailing. Can’t you smell the fresh pine?” She drew in a long breath, the scent from the freshener dangling from the rear-view mirror filling her nostrils and waited while the dog’s pink tongue bobbed with his panting. He seemed uncertain, but of course he didn’t fully trust her yet. She was a stranger to him. Mist rose in front of his mouth with his loud breathing. 
“Okay, as you wish.” She was about to slam the hutch down, but the retriever moved faster and jumped in then barked. He must’ve disapproved of the smelly, tattered blanket she’d spread for him. Well, he was hardly in a position to be choosy.
“That’s better.” She ruffled his fur and closed the door. 

BLURB It isn’t the string of crappy jobs, or people’s irrational urge to spend their money, or even his inability to ask Julie out on a date that Zach can’t get excited about Christmas. It is the fact that today is his last day he gets to spend in his preferred human form. 

When jealous Tia, a wicked sorceress disguised as the pack’s alpha female, tries to force his wolf out a day early, all-consuming anger sends him into a rage against her. She punishes shape shifter Zach, by changing him to a dog. He has 48 hours to save his family and trade his life for someone else’s in order to break the spell—the only problem, Julie’s cat Miss Molly knows who he is and won’t let him near her owner. But Julie’s safety is the greatest importance and he sticks by her side. 

Julie can’t resist falling in love with the stray dog she rescues. She prolongs putting a found dog ad in the local newspaper just to keep him for another day. Strange thing is, the animal reminds her of Zach. 

Confronted with the woman who stole the man she secretly loves, Julie discovers the truth about Zach. When his dog form proves useless against the powerful alpha werewolf, the help comes from unforeseen allies.

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Friday, November 14, 2014

I’m Too Sexy~ @MySexySaturday

This week’s theme is I’m too sexy. No, not those arrogant boys who really aren't sexy. We’re talking about those who are and those who are a little over the top about it. Sure, sometimes there is that arrogant hero, or heroine, who will tell you they are too sexy for whatever task put before them. Then comes the fall. And we love to read about the fall.

We love bad boys, we love good boys…heck, let’s just face it…we love men. And we love the girls or boys that love them. 

And here's the excerpt from Bonded By Crimson, the first time Matthias kissed Kate after their six years separation. 




Go to him. Go. Her mind screamed, but she halted, reluctant to link her arm with his.
He nudged her. “Come on.”
Oh, what the hell? she decided. What did she really have to lose? She knew he was too kind a man to ever cause her harm. With a sigh, she took him up on his offer, her
uncertainties slowly dissipating.
Their feet padded on the park’s narrow paths as they strolled along without saying a word. She cast him a few glances, hoping he’d break the silence. But he only smiled and
squeezed her hand. They reached the park’s cement wall. There was not a soul about. The entrance stood a few steps to their left, illuminated by two dim lights. With a hard pull of his hand,he swung her around to face him.
He caressed her hair. She trembled, fearing he would kiss her, terrified he wouldn’t.
She stared into his eyes. Deep pools of blue, they held hers captive, weaving a spell of desire. This ancient park, this immortal man, the atmosphere, all combined to surround her heart with magic.
“To hell with the pretenses,” he growled, cupped her face in his hands, and crushed his lips to hers.


My debut novel “Bonded by Crimson” has been released on January 28th 2012, and it is available in all formats at Black Opal Books, Amazon, Smashwords, Barnes & Noble Kobobooks and All Romance eBooks


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Friday, November 7, 2014

A Sexy First ~ @MySexySaturday

Welcome to this week of My Sexy Saturday. 

This week’s theme is a sexy first. A sexy first could be anything: a sexy first kiss, a sexy first meeting, a sexy first spaceship ride with that sexy someone. And no matter what your concept of a sexy first may be, you love to read all about that wonderful moment.

So here's an excerpt from my paranormal romance "Love Remains" depicting Tom kissing Olivia for the first time. Only, it wasn't the first time for Tom. In his world, they are married for the last six years. In hers...not at all. She is hard core corporate b**ch and has no scrupulous when it comes to earning that next promotions and subsequently, a nice raise in pay that comes with it. She has no desire to tie herself down with a husband and a kid or two. So you can only imagine her surprise when she arrives home from a business trip to find what she despised the most. But love does have a funny way of helping us through. Would she give the love a fair chance? 




Before he reached the garage side door leading into the house, she stopped him. “Where did we meet?”
One hand on the doorknob, he smiled at the fond memory. “In the campus library, by the entrance there was a huge photocopier. You came in and scanned the room as if searching for someone. When I saw you, I said something like, ‘How can a man concentrate with so many girls around? What a gorgeous girl.’”
A grin lit her pretty face. “That was you?”
Tom gasped and hope kindled in him. “You remember?”
“I remember someone said those words, but that was it. I never dated the guy or knew who said it. Until now.”
“You gave me the dirtiest look ever and left. I ran after you and we had a coffee in the cafeteria.”
“See? In my life I walked away. Our stories differ. I am not your wife, but I’ll pretend to be until this is over.”
At his sigh of exasperation, she pursed her lips. How he yearned to kiss them. Her soft yet eager lips pressed against his throat and trailing down his chest during their last lovemaking, flashed in his memory. He wrapped her in his embrace and pulled her to him. “I don’t want you to pretend.”
His lips crushed hers and she welcomed him with her warmth and a soft moan, leaning into him. Her hungry kiss reminded him of their first date when he’d taught her the difference between lust and love. He pulled away, and judging by her pouty lips and closed eyes, he left her wanting more. “Why are we standing here in the freezing garage? Let’s go in.”


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