Monday, April 29, 2013

MASSIVE sale at Total-E-Bound...25% off all M/M eBooks

To celebrate the release of the Promoted By The Billionaire anthology, Total-E-Bound is slashing prices by 25% on all M/M eBooks.  This is a fantastic sale and I hope you all check it out!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Now on Goodreads!

Although I like to think of myself as tech savvy--hey, I'm on Twitter! look, I have a blog--I'm kind of a tech klutz, as you probably already guessed from looking at my blog.  I joined Goodreads as a reader last summer, and I signed up on the site as an author a few weeks back.  It's embarrassing to admit that I just now learned that I could link my blog to the Goodreads site or just create original blog posts there.  Oh well, I'm on Goodreads now and I'll try my best to make up for lost time.  Over the next few weeks, I'll put up posts about the new stories I'm working on, as well as plan a few giveaways.  I've been to embarrassed/modest/confused to mention it but Trusting The ER Doctor has garnered a lot more attention than I ever anticipated and I'm grateful to all the readers who took a chance on a new author.  I love to write and it's always been my dream to make a successful career out of it.  I know I need to do more to reach out to readers and increase my media presence and I hope that the new gadgets I've discovered on Goodreads will allow me to do just that.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Guest blogger H K Carlton is back!!!

My friend and fellow Total-E-Bound author, H K Carlton, has graciously agreed to visit me again to not only share an excerpt from her new novel, Streetlight People, but to also participate in a new series I'm starting called One Last Time.  It's a series of questions that, while lighthearted, helps us to get to know the author better.  As an additional bonus, H K is giving away a copy of Streetlight People to one lucky commenter! I'm so happy H K offered to be my guinea pig--uh, I mean first volunteer, for my new series and I hope you all enjoy her entertaining responses as well as the hot excerpt from her latest book.

One Last Time....with H K Carlton

1.  Last person I kissed... My husband is the last person that I kissed passionately. (Baahahaha) :D But I believe the last person I kissed, just a peck, was my daughter, on the cheek before she left for school this morning.

2.  Last time I said "I love you"... To son #1, when he left for work today. (And I’m a lucky mom, ‘cause he said it first) J

3.  Last celebrity crush... I have so many celebrity crushes, Noelle; it’s laughable. It’s more of a celebrity crush obsession. But I will be a good girl, because I have been accused of being greedy in the past and I will choose just one. Matt Damon. (but I have more recently discovered Jason Momoa) OMFG! Just sayin’! (He would have been the perfect cover model for Gard the devil in my historical romance The Devil Take You) Sigh…

4.  Last junk food I ate... Honey roasted peanuts. Yum!

5.  Last injury I sustained... I twisted my ankle, when I was stepping down from the bleachers after one of son #2’s rugby games. The next day I could barely walk on it and it was a lovely shade of purple for weeks after.

6.  Last song that made me rock out... Okay, y’all are going to giggle, but please remember I have a teenage daughter. One Direction’s “I Would”. YouTube it, it’s catchy.

7.  Last time I said I'm sorry...I’m Canadian, I say I’m sorry every other sentence. ;)

8.  Last time I cursed... About two minutes ago. (Potty mouth.) Sorry. J

9.  Last time I had fried food... Oh, fried food. My mum is English; does that not say it all? My husband likes to say if it isn’t fried, that I didn’t cook it. And it was bacon and egg with mushrooms and fried bread with red tomatoes. And yes, all fried in the bacon drippings. Arteries are hardening as we speak. But I enjoyed every bite. ( I tell my family, I’m killing them slowly.)

Thanks for having me back, Noelle. This was fun!

Streetlight People Blurb:  Ménage á Trois M/F/F

We all have hidden desires. Sometimes we conceal them, even from ourselves.
Andrea, your average college co-ed, has signed up for some extra courses at the local university, but so far the only thing that has sparked her interest is the sexy guy on campus with the tight-fitting jeans, muscle-hugging T-shirt and ever-present shabby cowboy boots. From their fiery exchange of awareness, the admiration is not completely one-sided.
After a miserable day at her part-time job and a few drinks, Andi takes a walk, only to find herself in the arms of her campus crush, Street. As the two get to know each other rather robustly against a storefront window, Street’s girlfriend appears and issues a deliciously steamy proposition.
Andrea soon realises she’s about to get a crash course in down-and-dirty street smarts that she won’t soon forget, under the smouldering tutelage of Street and his exotic-looking girlfriend, Toni. Apparently, you can score anything on the street these days—even a threesome!
After a frenzied night of satisfying experimentation, Andi sneaks out while her two companions sleep, escaping the particularly awkward morning after. But in the stark light of day, Andi has to admit that her feelings for Street are more than simple infatuation, and Toni isn’t a part of the new equation.
Could Andrea possibly hope Street might feel the same?


I heard one of them come into the room. I didn’t turn to see who it was. Whoever it was took a long drink and set their glass back on the table. I felt someone move in behind me. Strong hands massaged my tense neck muscles. I knew it was him. The hands were too strong to be hers. I felt some of the tension leave my body. He pulled my hair aside.

“I told you you’d enjoy a blonde,” the girl said, sounding smug.

She must have been close to him by the sound of her voice. Street pulled me back against his body and I felt his hard-on pressing into my tailbone. He might have changed into clean pants, but he hadn’t done them up. He gripped my hips, then slid his palms up my ribs slowly until he cupped my breasts firmly in his big hands.

I closed my eyes to heighten the sensations. I arched my back, pushing my backside firmly into his erection, while thrusting my breasts more fully into his hands.

“They are such a nice, heavy handful,” he said, squeezing my boobs almost painfully. “I meant what I said. I wanna see.”
Another set of hands gripped at the hem of my T-shirt, waiting for my consent to lift my top up. I opened my eyes and looked into the girlfriend’s. She was standing right in front of me. When I hesitated, Street soothed me with his lips against my ear. “Can we see your beautiful tits, Andi?”
Still, I hesitated. What was I doing there?

“You first,” Street directed our companion.

She didn’t hesitate. She was fearless. She kept her dark, exotic eyes on mine and peeled her shirt over her head. She wasn’t wearing a bra. I kept my gaze firmly planted on hers, but Street’s hands tightened on my breasts as if he wanted to reach out and touch her, and his dick hardened even more against my ass.

She stepped closer. “You can touch me,” she offered, looking at me. When I didn’t, Street reached for her, pushing me even closer to the woman. His hands covered her breasts. Her eyes closed briefly as she enjoyed his touch.

I felt strange, almost jealous. How could that be? I had no claims on him. But I didn’t want to see his hands on her. I tried to push that aside and just concentrate on the fact that I was also turned on. By him and by her. I’d never touched another woman before in quite this way. I wondered if I could turn her on by doing things to her that I liked, just as she’d done for me.

She was so near. He wasn’t forcing me any closer but he was standing firmly at my back, not allowing me to retreat either.

I reached out and touched her face. She mirrored me, stroking mine lightly, as if she knew I’d never done this before and I needed to go slow. I looked into her eyes. They were soft, looking back at me steadily, encouragingly.

My mouth was so dry. I realised I was panting shallowly with a combination of nervousness and arousal. I tried to lick my parched lips. “What’s your name?” I asked in a soft whisper. Suddenly it was important for me to know her name before we went any further.

“Toni,” she answered, the movement of her lips drawing my eyes to her mouth. She had full, plump lips. I traced her bottom one with my thumb. Her little pink tongue darted out and followed it. I was entranced by its path.

Street chuckled from behind me. “The guys will never believe me when I tell them I spent the night with two lovely ladies, especially when I tell them I spent the night in bed with Andi and Toni.”

Toni smiled. I’m not sure if I did, because at that moment Street decided to let go of her breasts, only to take mine into his hands again. He squeezed and lifted them, and began to kiss my neck softly, teasing with his lips and his tongue, sending little shivers over my skin. “Your shirt now, Andi,” he coaxed.

Toni again took the hem of my shirt into her hands, but this time she didn’t wait for permission—she whisked it up as he raised my arms, and they divested me of my shirt. She reached for me, but Street turned me in his arms. “No. Let me see, first.” I trembled at his words.

I looked up at him. His eyes were hot. I swallowed thickly as Toni undid the hooks of my bra from behind me. Street pulled the straps down my arms. His gaze went straight to my breasts and he smiled softly. “Ahh,” he breathed and nodded. “Lovely. I knew you would be.”

I felt that intense, tingling heaviness begin between my legs just from his stare. I stepped into his open palms, wanting to feel his hands on me. My breasts filled his warm grip. He moved one hand, bent his head and kissed my nipple. It puckered at once. I twined my fingers into his thick, blond hair, holding him to me as he shaped his lips around the bud.

“Let’s move this into the bedroom,” Toni broke in.

Street swept me up in his arms, as if I weighed nothing, and took me to their bedroom.

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Thursday, April 11, 2013

How it starts & when to stop

I love challenging myself and pushing myself to do new things.  It's how I started writing M/M and now I'm trying my hand at a new sub-genre of it for a submissions call.  I've written three outlines and started two stories for the submissions call, but I can't say that I'm totally excited about any of the attempts.  The stubborn part of me wants to keep trying until I hit upon an idea that will spark the motivation and momentum I need to complete the story.  However, the sensible part of me wants to stop and abandon this particular submissions call and look for another one that plays more to my strengths, i.e. something I've done before.  It's really hard for me to abandon an idea, especially given how much time and effort I've put into it already.  Then again, do I want to waste even more time on a project that may not ultimately result in a finished work?  The stubborn part of me is winning out....I'm not ready to throw in the towel yet.  :-)

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Game of Thrones, among other things

I think I said in one of these posts that I wanting to talk about more than writing in my blog, despite calling it Noelle Writes.  :-P   I'm a big Game of Thrones fan and am really excited about the third season starting last Sunday.  I read the A Song of Ice and Fire books a couple of months after watching the first season of the show, and I could not put them down.  The first three books in the series anyway, books 4 and 5 are another story, but I'll save that for another blog.  The third book, A Storm of Swords, was my favorite in the series so far, and I promise you, this season of Game of Thrones is going to be epic!!

As for my writing, it's going a bit slow so far.  I made myself a vow to write at least 2000 words a day for the next ten days until I completed a novella for a submissions call.  I made the vow yesterday, Wednesday, April 4, and so far I have 2000 words done.  It's going to be day three soon and I'll be 4000 words in the hole.  Oh, well, setting goals for myself counts for something, doesn't it?