A Five Star Review for The Journey: "Lovely Paranormal Erotic Romance With a World View"

Hot Chocolate Kiss is now out of print, but I have copies.

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Saturday, December 17, 2011

Discounted Holiday Gift Packages and Stocking Stuffers

Eternal Press is offering a 25% discount on any book downloaded from their website. Use coupon code 12AR0CYRCSTY until 12/31/11.

Might I suggest one of my Eternal Press titles?

Hot Chocolate Kiss is a perfect stocking stuffer: short, sweet, and sexy. Guys love it, too, thanks to the sports both on and off the slopes.

The Journey is a great story for those who love historically based plots, a love story, and lots of magic and intrigue.

As always, contact me if you'd like a personalized note or signed print copies of either or both stories sent out in time for holiday gift giving. 

The blonde perched on a stool wore boots that looked like she’d strapped a husky dog to each leg. Keela doubted she had ever skied in her life. That sleek blonde ponytail wouldn't fit under a helmet, and she'd freeze her perky tits and tight ass off wearing that pink fleece jacket and black spandex pants.

She prattled out the usual disclaimers while processing the credit card transaction. "No refunds for conditions. The gondolas are closed due to high winds. Only the open chairs are going to the summit, and we might have to close them as well. The ski patrol has put up an extreme weather alert: no exposed skin, take frequent re-warming breaks."

Keela tried not to sound bitchy. This wasn't one of Ken's girlfriends. The kid was just doing her job. "Thanks for the tips."

After securing the $75.00 ticket on her parka and putting on every piece of protective equipment in her pack, she waddled out the door like a stuffed pig, sweating like one, too.

She knocked the ice off the bottom of her boots with her poles and clicked into the bindings. No matter who I’m with, it’s always me against the mountain—alone.

Keela skated over to the lift where the same guy she’d met outside the can was working. "It’s the Tuckerman lady." He winked and guided the chair under her butt.

She couldn't see the rest of his face but imagined him licking his lips.

The lift swept her up, and he called out, "Seriously, be careful. I’ll buy you a Hot Chocolate Kiss when you come down from the summit, sister."

I don't think so, dude. No more being treated like a buddy who happened to have a receptacle instead of a plug. No more schlepping boots and ski equipment, plus a backpack full of camping gear to the summit of Mount Washington , dodging rockslides and avalanches, to ski Tuckerman Ravine. No more romantic nights crammed into a lean-to, surrounded by a unisex cadre of other idiots, with a sleeping bag, thermals, and Gore-Tex to light her fire.               View the Trailer

           An excerpt of The Journey

Villagers swarmed around the dappled gray stallion to obstruct her passage. They buzzed like flies on  dung. Since the day Milena stumbled dazed and disoriented out of the Swampscott forest, and Hecabe'slair, they'd branded her a sorceress. Thomas found her huddled near the docks, knowing little of the world and nothing of her origins, surviving only by an innate ability to forage and perform simple magic. He transformed her from an illiterate, illegitimate enigma with his love and attention, teaching her numbers, letters and the ways of the civilized.

If not for the laws on the books, and the protection Thomas provided, Milena would have been hanged. Being shunned was the extent of her punishment. And for that she owed him her loyalty and fidelity. Perhaps the winds of war blowing since Lincoln 's election and the Southerners' secession now occupied the Northerners' attention, but Milena knew prejudice to be a blinder as effective as those used on skittish work horses.

"Go back into the woods where you belong, witch." A woman reached up and tugged Milena's ebony plaits. "Immodesty in dress and action. No cap covering your hair, devil worship at the full moon."

Greystone reared. The crowd fled the horse's shrill whinny and pawing hooves.

The woman spat on the ground. "Good riddance, demoness. Ride your ghost mount back whence you came."

Milena clutched the horse's middle with her legs, regained her balance and continued on to the docks. The gray, sticky aura of the sea's wrath shrouded everything in Milena's sight. Whitecaps frothed on the bay. Plumes of sea spray surged through the planks with each swell the agitated waters. A steady wind dispersed black clouds over the town.

Hateful eyes glared from a safe distance. She tethered Greystone and walked into the shipping company office. Her footsteps echoed in the room. The workers fell silent.

She approached the purser's desk. He surveyed her from the neckline of her sackcloth dress down to the battered boots on her feet. "What business have you here, witch?"

"To inquire after Thomas Harper." Milena ignored her heart pounding and stared directly into his eyes. He would not intimidate her.

"And of what interest is he to you?" A smirk spread over his face.

The vision of Thomas headed into the forest on the day he left flashed through her mind. Milena's voice quavered despite her effort. "He's my husband."

Unmoved, the brute spoke with the venom of a poisonous snake. "His ship was last seen leaving Cay West on two months ago. The ship went down, but no one knows where." His crooked smile indicated perverse delight in delivering the news. Despair surged through Milena's body like lightning. Her heart trembled with grief, the empty pit in her soul ached. Why had the spirits not spoken the truth? She would not show any vulnerability, she would not react, she would not give them the pleasure of seeing her cry.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Gianna Bruno and Friends Pre Thanksgiving Chat On November 19 1-3 pm

Andrew Richardson and Alice Gaines will be joining me on the Coffee Time Romance Erotic Loop Saturday November 19 from 1-2 pm.

We'll start off by talking about our favorite holiday memories and who knows where it will go from there.

You have to register for the Yahoo Group in advance.

There will be some holiday goodies.

Andrew Richardson lives near Stonehenge and other ancient places. The feel of these sites often provide inspiration for novels set in Britain’s legendary past. His novel The Wood and erotic short story "The Shoot" have been listed on the GLBT bookshelf.

Alice Gaines writes erotic and historical romance for Carina, Harlequin Spice Briefs, Changeling Press, and Red Sage Publishing.  In December, she'll have a new release from Changeling, Sinful Wager, and from Red Sage, Nightwatch. 

Besides writing and reading, Alice loves pet reptiles, cooking, and funky soul band Tower of Power.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

My Belated Appearance at The Book Boost: A Paranormal Author Goes Straight

I just got my power back after Hurricane Irene so my posts about an appearance on The Book Boost are a little late. Thankfully, all my extended family is fine.

Please stop by and read my thoughts about writing my latest story, At Home With Peter and Sandra, which contains no fantasy and no science fiction. Unless you consider the orgasm meter, but that probably already exists. Anyone know where they're selling them?

There are excerpts, prizes and I'll be around all week to chat and answer questions.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Inside the Mind of a Paranormal Author

Please join me this week for a daily post on some aspect of my writing life. Whipped Cream Reviews has been kind enough to offer me an author spotlight, and I'd love to chat with both new and old friends. There will be a grand prize for one lucky reader.

My favorite post: "Inside the Mind of a Paranormal Author." I've set up a corresponding photo journal which chronicles my research, including sailing on a replica of a 17th Century pirate ship, a ghost tour of Provincetown, Massachusetts, during which I photographed a spectral orb, and images from Salem and Sturbridge that I took when writing The Journey.

All the previous posts can be accessed here, but you must leave a comment there to be entered to win the prize package.

Hope to see you here, there, everywhere.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Holed Up Writing

The only way I'm going to get anything done is to pull the shades down, ignore the outdoors and write. But I hope to be coming out again soon. My upcoming appearances include an author spotlight on Whipped Cream Reviews on August 8 and another on The Book Boost August 29.

Will I have anything new coming out soon? Still at work on "At Home With Peter and Sandra" and still researching my sexy seasons sequels to Hot Chocolate Kiss, so the answer is no. Back to work.

In the meantime, tell me what you're reading and what's on your wish list in the way of stories. I was even thinking of trying a Western.....

Friday, May 13, 2011

Book Signing at Fiction Fest, May 14

I'd like to invite anyone who lives in the Northeast to my book signing tomorrow at Connecticut Fiction Fest. It's being sponsored by the Connecticut Romance Writers Chapter of RWA at the Holiday Inn in North Haven from 4-6:30 pm on Saturday May 14, 2011.

Print copies of Hot Chocolate Kiss and The Journey will be for sale, and I have special goodies for anyone who has already purchased one of my books in print or electronic formats.

Stop by and say hi!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

My Interview with Desmond Haas of Romance Radio Network is Live

Please tune in to hear our conversation, and Desmond's glowing review of The Journey.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Join Gianna At The Borders True Romance Blog Today!

I'm at the Borders True Romance Blog today, talking about how and what I write. Please join me for another chance to win a gift package. Hope to see you all there!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Vote for # 15 in the You Gotta Read Trailer Contest

It's been a long, hard winter here in the Northeast. I've spent it on a whirlwind virtual book tour for The Journey and it's been great to have met so many new readers and writers.

Today, the snow melted enough that I could start to take down some of the outdoor Christmas decorations. Spring was in the air, the birds were singing--but I feel like we're going to get more snow before Mother Nature gives us a break.

And there are still a few stops left on my itinerary before the tour winds down as well and I can get back to writing in earnest.

Voting is open from February 21-26 in the You Gotta Read Trailer Contest, and The Journey leads off at #15. Take a look at it and see if you agree that Nick Virzi's gorgeous symphony complements the images he put together with me. If so, I'd love your vote.