August 31, 2012

Ahhh, romance!


Romance Blog Hop



Today I'm giving away an awesome swag pack filled with all sorts of goodies! Be sure to leave a comment with your email address to be eligible for the grand prize.


1st Grand Prize: A Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet
2nd Grand Prize: A $130 Amazon or B&N Gift Card
3rd Grand Prize: A Large Swag Pack



Any type of romance between my characters is guaranteed to scorch your page and tingle your . . . uh . . . senses!



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Hi! My name is Sheri Fredricks and I write Modern Mythic Romance

What’s that, you ask? It’s mythological romance—centaurs, wood nymphs, trolls, etc. —and they live in modern times.





My book Remedy Maker has been flying off the shelves. I’ve been told it’s a bit of Narnia crossed with the Black Dagger Brotherhood boys.


The males are hot, the females are sexy. And guess what, gang? You can ride the centaurs! Take that however you’d like <grin!>

First and foremost, my stories are about love. How true love deserves fighting for. Never given up on, and always a Happily Ever After.


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If you're looking for a book that will take you away to a mythic world that might exist…

If you love hot guys with insatiable appetites who have a dash of vulnerability…

If you're looking for a sensual read with the power to make you gasp…

This would be the book for you.


You can find me at these online locations:




Remedy Maker: Buy Link


Man by day, Centaur by night, Rhycious is a remedy maker who needs his own healing.

He's the royal physician, famous for his cures. War and posttraumatic stress disorder has broken his spirit, preventing him from finding true happiness. Then a direct order from the queen to investigate an uprising forces him out of his secluded cabin at the edge of the forest.

Patience is an optimistic, good-natured Wood Nymph who works as a mediator to ensure harmony within the Nymph sector.

Environmental pollution in the aquifer stream that feeds the taproot tree of her heart is slowly killing her. Resigned to the fact she will not live long, she sets out to discover the mysterious disappearance of her sister. Experience has taught her to deny herself the love of a male, but the gruff Centaur is different. He doesn't push his expectations on her, only his healing nature.

When Rhycious loses his grip on reality, he believes his inability to control his disorder will drive Patience away. Nevertheless, desire flares, and Patience draws him close. Kidnapping and betrayal turn their mythic joint venture into a deadly bout.

Will their love endure when survival hinges on trusting each other?

EXCERPT:

“You ever see her before?”

“No, I haven’t.” Rhycious ran his hands down both bare legs and a slender exposed arm. He checked for broken bones, noting her supple skin and a clean woodsy scent.

Her blouse had an unusual design, made of homespun fibers. It had a diagonal cut neckline with tiny puff sleeves, pink and soft. Created from the same material, a short skirt flared, and was embroidered with spring-green leaves.

A tickle teased his neck again, but not from annoyance this time. He repeated the examination of her other arm. Tension curled tighter in his gut, suspicion spread like spilled wine.

Tilting her head with care, he pushed her dark brown hair from her smooth d├ęcolletage, sucked in a short breath, and froze.

“What is it? Snake bite?” Samuel raised the brass lantern higher and leaned over for a better view.

Rhy tapped his thumb against her neck. Designs a few shades darker than her natural color marred the creamy complexion. The millennia old skin formation carved its way into his painful memories. It started behind her ear, an inch wide at the hairline, and extended to the other side.

The words choked out of him. There was no use trying to hide his revulsion. “Wood Nymph.”



Friday Flames is BACK!!

 
 
 
Welcome to another edition of FRIDAY FLAMES . . . .
 
Where fantasy merges into reading reality . . . .
 
And scintillating words warm your flesh and create a moist heat . . . .



 


Sorry I messed up the last few weeks. My book tour for Remedy Maker has me spinning circles like a drunk duck.




I missed my Friday sizzle so badly....and I know you did too. Let's not waste anymore time!

BRING IT ON!!



This is a scene between Pennelope and Nubbs, two of my minor characters. They're stealing the show...
 
Remedy Maker

She lifted her gaze and slid her hand down his chest, her metal wristbands tinkling together. “If you’re interested in matters of the Centaur palace....” Her hand fell farther. “I can tell you Queen Savella will have a big surprise soon.” The top of his belt met her fingers. The male shifted his stance, but didn’t move to stop her traveling hand.

“Yeah? Go on.”

As instructed, she went on, caressing her fingers lower. “There’s a move to change the guards, so to speak.” The tip of his semi-erect penis leaped in his pants when her fingers made contact with the head. His breath blew in a hard huff and she jumped on the submissive reaction. Pennelope smiled, smelling the faint citrus scent of his cologne. This meeting was easier than she thought; she figured he’d put up more of a fight. But she was an ancient female Troll, and the males . . . they’re all the same.

Leaning in, her breasts pressed his chest and she filled her hand with the fullness inside his trousers. Slow strokes up and down.

*~*~*~*~*

Now go ahead and share your scene. Not the whole chapter, LOL! Just the highlights that heat-up the screen. Don't forget buy links if you have them.


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August 30, 2012

Romancing the Hop - Coming Soon!



What is your favorite thing about romance? Well, we authors are ready to share our romantic tips and favorite romance reads! Starting on 8/31 and ending on 9/3, over 100 Authors and Bloggers will share their favorite things about romance, reading romance, and dating.

And while we do that, we are EACH having a giveaway. There will be over 100 giveaways on each blog hosted by that Author or Blogger!!

But that's not all....

We have THREE grand prizes. You as a blog hopper can go to EACH blog and comment with your email address and be entered to win. Yes!! You can enter over 100 times.


Now what are those prizes? 

1st Grand Prize:  A Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet
2nd Grand Prize:  A $130 Amazon or B&N Gift Card
3rd Grand Prize: The following Swag Pack!






Yes! ALL of that!! Whoot! Be sure to come here on Friday and over the weekend to enjoy some stories and facts about our favorite Romance events and reads, and enter to win!!


August 23, 2012

Where Am I Today?

Today I'm being interviewed by:

Romancing the Book!


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Click on the image and be whisked right there!

August 17, 2012

Friday Flames!



Welcome to another posting of Friday Flames - where sizzling words can set you on fire!




Feel free to share a snippet of your steamy scene. And don't forget a buy link or where we can find you. Inquiring minds will want to know!

Here's scene from Remedy Maker, which can be found here.


“What are you smiling about?” Patience sat in the tub. Her long legs stretched out in front, hair piled up on her head and held in place by his screwdriver again.

Rhy unglued his tongue from the roof of his mouth. “Buckles and straps.” All that bare flesh glistened in clear steamy water. Pebbled nipples floated. The hard little nubs just dared him to take a bite. He swallowed hard. “More hot water?”

“Wash my back?”

“Only if you’ll wash mine.”

Alrighteous.” Naughty Nymph flashed a sexy grin.

Thank Bacchus’ horn—or was it Pan’s?—he had shorts on, because the sound barrier broke in his haste to join her. His legs straddled her slim hips from behind. With both of them in the tub, the warm water rode high on the rim.

He swirled a bar of soap over the wet washcloth and rubbed her back; each crowned vertebrae received special attention. Not wanting to neglect her other delectable body parts, he reached around to personally hand wash the front of her as well.

Very well.


Now it's your turn!!





August 13, 2012

Where Am I Today?

Today I'm being interviewed by:

 Melissa Keir
of
Sexy Between The Sheets





Click on the image and zoom right over...

August 10, 2012

Friday Flames!



I'm sorry to post so late in the day! Time just got away from me and I thought I had pre-scheduled a Flame last week.

That's what I get for thinking...





Feel free to share your STEAMY scene - the ones that make your reader

HOT ALL OVER...


And I'll be by to comment and drool in a little while...

August 3, 2012

Friday Flames




If you like what you see, click to join my site!

It's been one hell of a week for me, and I couldn't be happier than to be
saved by the flames.

I need some good excerpts to read!

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Hey! Don't laugh! You try finding free images of shirtless muscular men that you won't be sued over!




Remedy Maker is now available on Amazon - Buy Here








Here's a PG excerpt to get us started:
 
“Should we practice our joint effort, polytima, and see how good we can be together?”

How much hotter could they possibly get? Much as she hated flames, her body burned hot enough to internally combust.

“Rhycious!” she cried out, going for a scolding tone. But it came across like a sensual invitation. 

His arm tightened around her waist, drawing her the wasted millimeter of space nearer. Patience’s mind spun. A man who wanted her was holding her in his arms. She closed her eyes. His mouth traveled up her throat, licking and sucking, until he settled over her lips once more. Persistent and demanding, his tongue slid along the seam until she complied and opened. 

He charged right in like a Centaur warrior would, drawing her tongue into battle with his. Feinting and parrying, they slid sensuously against one another. 

“My gods, Patience. You taste so damn good.”

And Rhycious tasted of pure Elysium, sending a tingle of exquisite warmth to a spot deep within her. A breathless tension coiled. “Your coffee tastes better than mine.”

His hand cupping her bottom alternated between kneading the cheek and rubbing sumptuous circles. The clench of desire increased between her thighs. She moaned her approval. His other hand traveled upward from her waist and settled under the heavy fall of hair, massaging the base of her skull.

Rhycious backed her up until her knees hit the couch, and buckled. He followed her down, arranging her body to stretch out beneath him, his hips spreading her thighs wide. Leaning on one elbow, he used his free hand to push the hair off her face. His feral gleam intensified, and his tawny eyes bore into hers.



Looking forward to reading everyone's posts today. I REALLY am!! 



Bring it on!