Thursday, 23 January 2014

New Release from my good friend and fellow author Karena Marie - The Date

The Date is Now Available!

Bookstore Links

For a Limited Time!
Purchase THE DATE via Smashwords at 50% off
using code FJ65C

The Date is on its way to:





Books 1 & 2 in the Happy Spinster Series are currently on sale for a limited time on Amazon or please use the following links to download via Smashwords if the price reduction is not yet lowered at B&N, Apple & Sony.

The Happy Spinster
Please use code DM39W

The Barmaid (The Happy Spinster Series #2)
Please use code ZS98U

The Date
(The Happy Spinster Series #3)

Tawny, aka The Happy Spinster, returns!

Although she is still wondering what is going to happen with her cowboy, her best friend, Teresa, convinces her that maybe she better release all her 'pent up energy' before she completely loses it!

However, Tawny is not yet ready to be with another man. Being the curious lady that she is, she considers finding another woman to satisfy her needs.

Teresa suggests an on-line dating site to find the arrangement she is hoping to find.

She meets Jenny. The two women meet in a bar.

While Tawny & Jenny are getting to know each other, a sweet & sexy guy, Dale, literally gets in the middle of the two women when he meets them in the lounge area of the bar, sitting next to each other on a cosy love seat.

Now we have Tawny, Jenny & Dale.

Although two is company,

Three is not always a crowd,

Or is it?

Please visit Karena Marie's website for more details of her books 

Karena is also one of the many wonderful authors that are hosting my upcoming Blog Hop to celebrate the upcoming launch of my debut novel

Thank you so much to ALL of my wonderful friends



Sunday, 19 January 2014

Upcoming Book Launch and Blogger of the Year 2014 Skelat

Well what can I say? What a bumper end of last year, and start to the New Year I have had. My New Years Eve was made especially exciting by the news that I received at about 10 pm that evening, via Twitter and Skelat that I had won The Blogger of the Year 2014.

This is a fairly new event, as last year was the first year this event had appeared on the site. The Blogger of the Year 2013 was won by the auspicious writer and blogger Seumas Gallacher. Therefore, Seumas kindly handed the crown of blogging to myself, I suppose making me the Queen for a year. I was up against some extremely tough competition and this makes winning all the sweeter.

The top ten bloggers were;

Scarlett Flame

The final three, all ladies were, myself, Carol Hedges and Marie Gilbert.

I received a tweet informing me that I had been nominated by other bloggers and writers and, that as a result was in the top ten bloggers list. I was informed that voting would commence and then end again, count set to zero and that the top three of that list would make it to the final. The final three bloggers were all ladies and excellent bloggers in  their own rights. Therefore a Queen of Blogging was set to take over from the King of Bloggers. I am very proud that I was nominated, and thankful for all the help I received to this end. Especially from fellow writer and bloggers. I am also extremely thankful to EVERYONE that voted for me THANK YOU

Debut Novel

The other exciting event for myself was, that I have published my debut novel Bound for Passion as an Indie author on CreateSpace. This is now available to buy as both a Kindle download and as a paperback book via Amazon. I cannot tell you how much pleasure I got from seeing the proof of the actual book, and holding it in my hands.

The cover of the book is from a painting by an artist friend of mine that is based in Cork, Ireland. His name is Alan Hurley. I have had only fabulously positive comments about the cover and hope to use Alan again in future. The picture is also available to buy as a print from his gallery. Alan has some absolutely beautiful paintings please visit his page and choose some for yourself.

I have two signed prints gracing my living room walls, an original watercolour taken from my avi photograph on Twitter and this hangs in pride of place on my bedroom wall.

Alan also has a Blog here so please visit him here and see how his work progresses from an outline drawing to a full blown picture

The graphics were supplied by another good friend of mine, who is also an author Jon Fletcher who I did an interview for last year about my next book and a current WIP. Jon writes Science fiction and I believe I own ALL of his books. Check out Jon's blog and his author page to see more.

The debut novel is composed partially of stories that were published initially on my blog over the last six months or so, and a new story created especially for the book.

Description for the book

When Vivienne sits inconsolable in the hospital chapel, the last encounter she expects is a fervent entanglement with an otherworldly being, as passions increase she learns for the first time in her life the true meaning of out of this world. In the second, Sarah meets a new lover after telling him all her intimate fantasies in an internet chat room. And, the final story concerns the journey a young woman takes, as a Dominant offers to show her the ropes, in exchange for her submission via BDSM. Individually these stories are hot, but together they are sizzling

This is a short excerpt from The Stranger which is the first story in the book, read by myself, on audioboo

Links to:

This is the first review I received on

First 5* review

If you are into erotica – particularly BDSM – this collection of three novellas should be on your Christmas list.

Ms Flame’s debut publication has a fun and light touch to it: nothing nasty, but this is definitely an adult read!

and on

Another of my 5* reviews

For a new writer Ms Flame appears to have a good knowledge of her subject, and imparts this to her readers in a well paced and accessible way. The little asides, and flashes of humour give the narrative a lift, punctuating the rapid sexual action and adding a true and human sense of realism to her story lines.

For lovers of BDSM based erotica that is not too heavy or extreme these 3 stories give easy but intelligently written entertainment, with a variety of sexual action. I hope Ms Flame erotic writing skills will continue to develop; I suspect she is a writer to watch.


In celebration and to let the public know about my new book there are a series of blogs being hosted by a number of bloggers across the world

Here they are and the dates they will be hosted
There may be some additions to the list as time goes on

Commencing on 5th of February via John Satisfy

6th of February via Karena Marie

7th February via Shaun Allan 

8th February via Seumas Gallacher

9th of February via Suzy Ayers

10th of February via Taylor Fulks

11th of February via Casey Ryan

12th of February via Skelat

13th of February via Francis Potts

and finally but not least on Valentine's Day 

14th of February via AfterDark Online

The Book promotion is set to run alongside offers and promotions on Goodreads and Facebook

with 4 copies of the book available to win on Goodreads through their giveaway deal

I also have great pleasure in having The Orchard Book Club promoting my book launch details to follow

I will be interviewed on air by Casey Ryan of the Cutting Room Floor on the 2nd of March 2014

click on the link for details

Watch this space for updates to the launch

New story to be published on my blog very soon



Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Suzy Ayers Book Tour for Serena's Decision

Hello everyone, today I am hosting the book tour for my good friend Suzy Ayers. This is to launch her new book Serena'sDecision.

Suzy Ayers is a Bestselling Author of "Sara's Awakening" in Fantasy (Metaphysical/Visionary). She has multiple Erotica titles that have also been in the Amazon Bestseller lists within the free categories.

Her main focus is Romance, which crosses many genres including: Erotica, Fantasy and coming soon Paranormal. Her short stories and books twist into happily-for-now or happily-ever-after's.

Suzy attempts to write in a manner that pulls you into the erotic event and paints an explicit scene of lust and passion. Her purpose of expressing it in this manner is that she believes that sex and love are intertwined and are healthy expressions of the human heart. Her writing depicts true to life characters with flaws and showcases that the world is sometimes sad; people are not one dimensional shells. We somehow become stronger and this to her is beautiful.


Suzy's website is here

Please also take some time to follow my good friend Suzy on Twitter and Facebook

Now let us look at an excerpt and some details about Suzy's new book

Serena’s Decision (The Torn Series: Book 3)


Max confessed his indiscretion, despite their contract stating their open relationship. Can she get beyond wanting more from him? Or will her heart lead her to another? Will she continue to want even a Dom/sub relationship? Can she finally expose her past?

Let's see where Serena's heart leads here in this final book in the series.

The Series

And now some information about the series of books Serena's Decision is part of. This series is about a young Serena who has found Max, or perhaps he found her, and they have embarked on journey that I like to describe as funishment. It is defiantly within the realm of BDSM, however the main recurring theme is spanking.


“Master-bation, At Sir’s Command (The Torn Series: Book 1)” focus’s mainly on the namesake in the beginning, however the scenes develop throughout the book. The reason behind the self-learning is to help Serena and Max learn what she likes and can tolerate.

“Sir’s Deception (The Torn Series: Book 2)” showcases both of their desires building for each other, however it seems neither wants to admit it. Mykel is introduced, a friend of Max’s. Also some element of danger creeps in for Serena. While Max goes to a convention and you decide is he unfaithful or not, despite his open relationship clause.

“Serena’s Decision (The Torn Series: Book 3)” Serena meets another man, Glen. He’s about her age, muscled and has been pining over her for about 2 years. She relents and goes out with him and Max see’s her at the club.

Excerpt of Serena and Glen’s kiss on their date:

Checking herself in the mirror she smiled. Glen is really trying very hard. She released tension from her shoulders and stood a little taller, turning in her dress she checked her figure to make sure she looked alright. She replaced her coat and scarf, as she walked back to the front she put on her gloves.
She met him at the front door and he held it for her. Tingles ran over her flesh, something about the chivalry got to her every time. 
“Thanks,” she wrapped her scarf around her neck a little tighter. “And for dinner, it was so delicious. You’re always too good to me, you know.” She tucked her arm into his and leaned her head on his shoulder.
“Serena, you know it’s nothing.”
She pulled her head away. “It is,” she said, irritated with his nonchalance. “I struggle with money. I just want to say I appreciate it. Just say you’re welcome.” She had no idea what caused her to be upset, but something spurred her anger.
He pulled her to a stop. “Serena,” he gave her a hard look. “Are you trying to pick a fight with me for a particular reason?”
“No, I-” she looked down. Was I?
“Good. You’re welcome then.” He tilted her chin up.
Confused by her own emotional outburst, she looked at him apologetically. Maybe it’s the alcohol. 
He didn’t give her a moment to figure it out, as they stood at his car. His hand sliced through her hair and his lips claimed hers with vigor. 
She sighed and leaned into his body, needing comforting touch. The taste on his lips was sweet, tangy, and she longed for so much more.
“Mmm,” She gripped the collar of his jacket pressing her body closer, as his arm wrapped around her waist and the other around her head. She urged him further, but he pulled away.
“Serena,” he laughed as he spoke. “Damn, you’re so fucking hot.”
“Don’t think you’re getting out of taking me dancing,” she teased.
He grinned. “Wouldn’t dream of it.” He placed his hand on the small of her back and pressed her gently toward the car door.
She looked over her shoulder shyly at him. Damn, he’s a good kisser. She slipped into the passenger seat, her hormones were raging now. She wiped the corners of her mouth. She watched his fist lightly pound the front of the car and she laughed at his frustration. Grinning, as he got in, she asked, “Is there a problem, Donvan?”
“Oh yeah,” He tickled her leg by squeezing that sensitive spot right above the knee.
She saw his problem piercing through his jeans and she giggled, she couldn’t even suppress it, the alcohol had a hold on her.

Links to Suzy's books may be found here: 

Finally good luck Suzy with the book launch



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