Tuesday, August 5th, 2014
This will be my final post until the end of September since Mr Munro and I are off on holiday next week.
While I’m away, I’ll have two releases. The first one is Farmer Wants a Wife, book three in my Love and Friendship series.
Here’s the blurb:
The rules of the game are simple: the man pursues until the woman catches.
Love and Friendship, Book 3
Think finding the perfect lover is difficult? Ask Susan Webb—she knows it is. Lonely, tired of dull routine and dud men who only think with their lower brains, she takes a calculated risk to shake up her lackluster life.
Now she’s set to take part in a reality dating show. Her objective: to find a good, honest man who’s up for enjoying lots of sexy fun on the road to love. Failure is not an option.
One look at his older brother’s Farmer Wants a Wife candidate, and Tyler Penrith is intrigued. Prim and proper on the surface, she has a secret smile in her eyes and an exotic dancer sway to her step. And calamity follows her around like a tame dragon.
Susan might be in his brother’s age group, but Tyler’s not about to let Nolan waltz off with the first woman to snare his attention in ages.
As the show’s ratings go through the roof, Susan finds herself falling for the wrong man—and her simple plan for happiness on the brink of falling apart.
Warning: Contains sibling rivalry, lots of sneaking around, sexy times in the great outdoors, a bright blue vibrator, and a reality show that’s giving everyone something to talk about.
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Past Regrets, the second book in my Love and Friendship series is due out in print on 2 September. I’m taking Past Regrets on tour with me and will post photos of Past Regrets at some of the places we visit. Watch my Facebook page to see where Past Regret goes on tour!
See you on Facebook or if not, in September. :)
Friday, August 1st, 2014
I’m visiting the Coffee Time blog today where I’m discussing feline shifters. But I also have a question for readers – what draws you to try a new author? One lucky reader will win a book from my Middlemarch Mates series.
Feline Shifters with Shelley Munro
Come and say hello.
Saturday, July 26th, 2014
Sexy can be anything, such as romantic moments like walks on the beach, a home cooked meal or even in another galaxy. It could be two lovers here on Earth dreaming about the day where they go on a magical vacation to another planet. Or staying right here at one of those wonderful places we can find in our own world.
Readers want to see those characters, the ones who can’t get enough of each other as well as ones who are fighting their way back to being part of the world once again. These are the types of characters they can’t forget, the one they want to take home and keep forever. Readers love the kisses, the looks or touch of each and every one of our characters.
Sexy has nothing to do with looks or status or even wealth. It doesn’t demand perfection and it isn’t pretentious but it does make us want to read those books.
We know that everyone has their own idea of sexy and we all love sexy!
Note: If you’d like to participate in My Sexy Saturday, you’ll find all the details about how to sign up here.
My Sexy Saturday snippet comes from my contemporary romance One Night of Misbehavior, which is currently on sale for 99c. This is a limited offer so grab your copy today.
Charlotte wanted to protest, wanted to say she wasn’t that sort of girl, but the words jammed halfway up her throat. She clutched his shoulders and let him kiss her. Cripes, why not tell the truth? At least to herself. He made her feel free and daring, and she wanted him so much it hurt.
He fumbled with the buttons of her blouse, wrenched her bra aside. She groaned against his mouth as he thumbed her aching nipple, tugging and creating the perfect friction. One hand crept up her thigh and under her skirt, palming her buttock and squeezing.
She pulled away from the kiss, her chest heaving as she gasped for air. His hands didn’t leave her skin. He surrounded her with his power, his scent. His determination. Fear should have filled her, but he brought out the femininity in her, made her feel more than a drudge. He made her beautiful. Powerful. And it was heady stuff.
“I don’t suppose you have a condom?” Ms. Feisty to the fore. Oh, yeah.
He muttered something under his breath, seconds before his fingers dipped beneath the band of her panties. Fabric ripped as he cupped her heat. She gripped his shoulders and held on, moaning her pleasure when one finger pushed inside her. Not even the embarrassing liquid squelch of her arousal pulled her from the spell. All she could think about was him filling her, thrusting deep with his hard length.
Impatient for more, she attacked the fastening of his trousers, pleased to find a distinct bulge. “Ash, please.”
He flicked his finger over her clit. “Please what?” His gritty voice told her they were both lost causes. Neither of them possessed an ounce of good sense.
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Saturday, July 26th, 2014
And the winner of the $10 Amazon gift certificate is…
Congratulations, Mary. Thanks to everyone for joining in with the Summer Reads hop. Happy reading and enjoy your summer.
Thursday, July 17th, 2014
Summer’s in full swing! Come in out of the heat and check out our favorite Summer Reads! Each blog will feature their favorites and a giveaway so visit them all! Plus there’s a Grand Prize giveaway happening too!
It’s no secret that I love to read as much as I enjoy writing my own stories. If you were to run off with my Kindle at the moment, you’d see I’m in the middle of reading Scandalous Summer Nights, a historical box set. Very apt for this blog hop, don’t you think?
If you’re a fan of historical romances, this boxed set is a bargain at 99c. This price is only for a limited time, so grab your copy today.
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If you’d like to sit down and armchair travel to New Zealand, how about trying One Night of Misbehavior, one of my books? This is a modern retelling of Cinderella and is currently on sale at 99c for a limited time.
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Or, if you’d prefer to travel off-planet after a brief stop in New Zealand, you could try my latest release Captured & Seduced. This is a sci-fi romance with a shapeshifter hero – kitties in space!
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Grand contest: There will be two Grand Prize winners one for a $100 Amazon Gift Card and a second for a $30 Amazon Gift Card. Complete the rafflecopter below to enter the grand contest.
Shelley’s contest: Win a $10 Amazon gift certificate OR a $10 All Romance ebooks gift certificate. To enter please answer one or both of these questions in the comments section – what is your favorite thing to do on a hot summer night? Or what books are on your to-read pile this summer?
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Monday, July 14th, 2014
I’m thrilled to be visiting Jess Michaels today, one of my favorite authors. My topic is the romance heroine. I hope you’ll visit.
Miss Heroine Presides @ Jess Michael’s blog
Sunday, July 13th, 2014
The last two weeks have been very wet and wild here in New Zealand. Today it cleared a little, enough for a nice, long walk, although you can see the dark clouds lingering in the sky.
- My contemporary romance, One Night of Misbehavior is currently on sale at 99c for a limited time. Grab your copy from Amazon| All Romance ebooks| Barnes & Noble| Kobo| iBooks today. One Night of Misbehavior is a modern retelling of Cinderella with a New Zealand twist.
- Ellora’s Cave have a new award called the Golden Ankh, which features the best books in different categories. The winners will be announced in October at the 2014 RomantiCon conference and they are chosen by readers. I’m very excited to announce that Stoned, my m/m romance featuring two sexy charioteers is nominated. Readers are welcome to have their say and vote using the RomantiCon 2014 Golden Ankh Award survey
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Monday, July 7th, 2014
Red Velvet cake seems to be everywhere I look at the moment–at a friend’s birthday party, at one of the cafes I visit in order to write and on my favorite television cooking shows.
I’m a recent convert to the Red Velvet cake, and I remember where I sampled my first piece. It was at a California Kitchen in Los Angeles for my dessert. I enjoyed every mouthful.
I’ve been wanting to try making my own for ages and found a recipe on one of my favorite local sites Baking Makes Things Better. Yesterday was the day. The actual recipe was very easy, but my trials started when I looked through my cupboard for a suitable tin to bake my cake. I had a springform tin, but I learned my lesson last year. If your cake batter is runny, do not use one of these tins because the mixture will leak through the bottom and make a mess in the oven! Take this as a public service announcement and don’t repeat my mistake.
I ended up using two loaf tins in which to bake my cake.
Here’s the recipe:
2 1/2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 tablespoons cocoa
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 cups oil
1 cup buttermilk
1 tablespoon vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla
50ml red liquid food coloring (1 bottle)
1. Mix all the dry ingredients together in a large bowl.
2. Mix all the wet ingredients together in a different bowl.
3. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients.
4. Grease two tins (20 cm cake tin)
5. Place half the mixture in each tin.
6. Cook in oven preheated to 180C/360F for 30 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.
7. Cool and frost.
250 grams cream cheese
200 grams butter (softened)
5 cups icing sugar (Confectioner’s sugar)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1. Combine all ingredients and frost cake.
1. The cake mixture is in-your-face red but it’s meant to look like that. I managed to get red cake mix everywhere. I think I had a bad day, but take care
2. I didn’t have any buttermilk and used regular milk, which worked fine.
3. This cake is delicious!
Saturday, July 5th, 2014
I managed to confuse myself with the time difference, and my post is late this week. My Sexy Saturday Snippet comes from One Night of Misbehavior, which is currently on sale for a limited time. Grab your copy for 99c today.
My heroine secretly attended a ball, and she’s speaking with her grandmother the following day.
“They didn’t glance at me twice.”
“I told you so.” Her grandmother’s gaze zeroed in on her neck.
Charlotte recalled the addictive kisses Zorro had trailed down her throat, the sensual bite and suck, and groaned inwardly. Kisses plus suction equaled one thing. Hickeys.
“Did you meet someone special?”
“No,” Charlotte said quickly. Too quickly.
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Tuesday, July 1st, 2014
Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
~ Grab your current read
~ Open to a random page
~ Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
~ BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
~ Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
I listened to J Lynn’s Wait for You on audio a few weeks ago, and this week, I’m reading the follow-up story, Be with Me. I love the heroine’s turn of phrase. She makes me laugh.
Here’s my teaser from Be With Me:
Parched as I was, I took a sip of the sweet tea as I stared through the windshield, absolutely enthralled by all the baby-making potential on display before me. Not that I was in the way of making babies, but I could totally get behind some practice runs.
page 6, Be with Me
Teresa Hamilton is having a rough year—she’s in love with her big brother’s best friend, but he hasn’t spoken to her since they shared a truly amazing, mind-blowing, change-your-life kiss. She got out of a terrible relationship. And now an injury is threatening to end her dance career for good. It’s time for Plan B – college. And maybe a chance to convince Jase that what they have together is real.
Jase Winstead has a huge secret that he’s not telling anyone. Especially not his best friend’s incredibly beautiful sister. Even though he and Teresa shared the hottest kiss of his life, he knows that his responsibilities must take priority. He certainly doesn’t have time for a relationship. But it doesn’t help that all he can think about kissing the one girl who could ruin everything for him.
As they’re thrown together more and more, Jase and Tess can’t keep denying their feelings for each other. But a familiar danger looms and tragedy strikes. As the campus recovers, the star-crossed couple must decide what they’re willing to risk to be together, and what they’re willing to lose if they’re not…
Purchase Be with Me
What are you reading this week?