Thursday, May 30, 2013

Mermaid's Sancturary Teaser - Chapter One

Chapter 1

            It was a bright sunny day and Keagan was lying back on his elbows staring out at the ocean. The weather was warm with very little breeze and was the perfect day to sit on the beach and celebrate. The Raydon family had gathered to celebrate Nikkita and Raylia’s first birthday and since their mother, Oralia, insisted that they not make a big deal out of it the family decided on having a small family bar-be-que on the beach.
            Nikkita and Raylia were the first girls born to the Raydon clan and the first Hunters born with hair color other than white. They looked very much like their mother which drove their father, Niko, insane. He had already equipped the house with motion sensors and a state of the art security system for when they became old enough to date. The whole thing became a giant joke amongst the family considering it would be years before that happened.
            Keagan loved his nieces and spent any free time he had with them. He even offered to babysit more often then not just so he could spend time with them. Oralia often lectured him about going out with his other brothers, Markus and Kai, so that he’d be able to find a nice woman to settle down with and have his own kids but for now Keagan was content with the way things were.
            Keagan was startled out of his thoughts when he was attacked by a couple of four year old monsters. “Gotcha Uncle Keagan,” they yelled in unison.
            Keagan laughed and rolled with Alexander and Xavier tucked in his arms. “You two are getting pretty good at sneaking up on people,” he said complimenting them.   
            Alexander and Xavier were twin boys that belonged to one of Keagan’s other brothers, Lucian and his wife Ella who was now in her second pregnancy with baby number three as it were. The boys had spent the last year in Hunter’s training, which was the custom for all Hunter males. Schooling began at three for boys and if the girls wanted to go to school for training their training began at five. To date, there were very few Hunter females in training.
            “Yep,” Xander said, “we’re going to be great Hunters just like you and all the men in our family.”
            “That’s right,” Xavier continued, “Then we’ll be saving all the pretty girls!”
            Keagan couldn’t contain his laughter, “Is that what you think we do Xavier? Save pretty girls?”
            “Yep, just look at Aunt Oralia. Uncle Niko saved her!” Xavier pointed out.
            Keagan laughed. “Hey Niko! Did you know that our sole purpose as Hunters was to save pretty girls like Oralia?”
            Niko laughed and hugged Oralia to his side, “Works for me!”
            Everyone laughed. Keagan shook his head, “Food ready yet?”
            “It’ll be done in a minute,” Lucian said, “best get your plate ready.”
            After they ate, Oralia, Ella and Aminay sat around and played with the children while Sebastien, Markus, Keagan, Niko, Lucian and Kai played a three on three game of volleyball.
            Aminay stood and picked up Nikkita, “Let’s take the kids in the water.”
            Oralia stood up and grabbed Raylia, “You don’t think it’ll be too cold for them?”
            Aminay shook her head, “No, it should be fine. Sebastien and I used to bring the boys here all the time when they were younger. It never seemed to bother them.”
            “Nothing seems to bother them,” Ella giggled.
            “Well, except for us,” Oralia said grinning.
            Aminay smiled and called over her shoulder to the men, “We’re going in the water for a bit.”
            All the men stopped and turned to look at Aminay as if she spoken a foreign language. “By yourself?” Sebastien asked.
            “No dearest, Ella and Oralia will be with me,” she said teasingly.
            Sebastien’s mouth formed a grim line, “Perhaps we should come with you.”
            “Don’t be ridiculous Sebastien! I’m sure the three of us are more than capable of handling my grandchildren without your assistance,” she scolded.
            “If you need anything just call us Mother, “Niko said trying to soothe the situation.
            “At least someone remembered that I raised five boys already,” she grumbled under her breath. Ella and Oralia laughed.          
            Taking Alexander and Xavier by the hands, all three women waded into the ocean. They’d only been in a few minutes when Nikkita started wailing as if someone had placed her in a vat of boiling water. Niko immediately stopped what he was doing and ran into the water taking Nikkita from his mother, “There, there princess daddy’s here.” And just like that she was quiet.
            “How is it that you’re the only one that can do that with her?” Aminay asked bewildered.
            Niko grinned, “She’s daddy’s girl.”
            Niko waded further into the water and Nikkita started whimpering again. Niko wrapped his arms around her little body and said, “It’s alright Nikki, daddy won’t let you fall.” Nikki whimpered once more before resting her head on Niko’s shoulder where she stayed completely content.
            Lucian followed Niko into the water and picked up Xander on the way tossing him up into the air and catching him. Xander squealed in delight, “Again daddy again!”
            “Lucian Raydon, don’t you drop him!” Ella warned.
            Xavier looked up at Markus as he approached and lifted his little arms, “Uncle Markus!”
            Markus swept Xavier up into his arms and tossed him high up into the air and chuckled when Ella started screaming bloody murder. After a few minutes, Markus, Lucian, Keagan and Kai began tossing the boys back and forth between them. Rather than torturing herself, Ella turned her back on them and started talking to Oralia and Aminay.
            Sebastien approached Oralia and relieved her of Raylia kissing her on the cheek, “How’s grandpa’s girl?” Raylia simply laughed in response.
            With the men entertaining the children, Oralia turned to Ella, “So… when do you find out what you’re having?”
            Ella rubbed her barely there baby bump, “We still have a couple weeks yet.”
            “What are you hoping for?” Oralia asked.
            “Honestly, I’d love a girl but I’d be happy with another boy. I know Lucian wouldn’t mind another boy,” she said smiling.
            Aminay grinned, “I’m sure he wouldn’t but it’s about time we start leveling out the playing field. There is way too much testosterone in this family. Not that I’d trade away any of them but more females would be nice.”
            “Well, I can tell you that Niko’s hoping for a boy next time around,” Oralia said.
            “Are you going to start trying again soon?” Ella asked.
            “Heavens no!” Oralia said horrified.
            Both Ella and Aminay laughed.
            “Maybe when the girls are little older like out of diapers older,” Oralia admitted.
            “What’s happening with diapers?” Niko asked interrupting their conversation.
            “Ella asked when I’d be ready to try for more kids and I told her when the girls are out of diapers,” Oralia replied.
            Niko grinned and kissed her shoulder, “At least we can practice till then.”
            “You’re horrible!” Oralia said teasingly.
            “Yes but you love me!”
            Oralia smiled, “That I do.”
            A sharp whistle drew the group’s attention to Sebastien. “Everyone out of the water now!” he yelled. “We’ve got incoming!”

            It took only seconds for the ocean to empty. Niko stood with Nikki still wrapped in one arm while the other was protectively encasing Oralia’s waist. Ella stood behind Lucian with her hands resting on his waist wanting to protect her belly. Sebastien held Raylia with one arm and had a hold of Aminay’s hand with the other keeping her slightly to the rear of him. Kai flanked Lucian holding Xavier while Markus stood on the other side of Oralia holding Alexander. Keagan stood out in front of everyone with his arms crossed. They all stared out at the ocean as whatever was jumping in and out of the water came straight for them.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Breeders Update

I am happy to report that after so much positive feedback from my readers that the Breeders saga will continue... who's next you ask?  I'll give you a hint...He's a mature man that'll have women of every age turning for a second glance. Have you guessed it? Yep! That's right baby... Tustin's up next!

Check out my next release...

Are you ready for the next installment in the Hunter's series???
Summer 2013

Monday, May 20, 2013

Charlie Daye welcomes John Quinlan

Hello lovely readers and dwellers of my world! I have a special treat for you today. Help me welcome the uber sexy John Quinlan to our world. Thanks for stopping by John. I hope you enjoy your stay. So let’s jump right in shall we? I understand you’re a body builder. How did you get started in that?
I did junior bodybuilding back in my early 20’s as many of my friends were involved in it. It was fun and it was the start of taking my training regimen to a higher level.

Have you won any titles recently?
Most recently I competed at the 2013 NPC Vermont Bodybuilding Championships and placed 1st in the Open and Master’s Men’s Physique Divisions and went on to win the Men’s Physique Overall Championship in this show. I am a Men’s Physique competitor not a bodybuilder. We are a bit more along the fitness line with models and boxers etc.

Congratulations on your recent win! So, what does it take to get into the shape your in?
Depends on what my goals are at the time. If I have a model shoot or show coming up I usually train like a boxer 3x per week with weights and cardio and 2x with just heavier weights without cardio work.

Wow, that’s a lot of work. Do you have a strict diet to match your work out routine?
The same applies to my above training. If a model shoot or show is coming up I cut out all alcohol and sweets etc. I only drink water and consume quality protein and carbohydrates. I do eat my share of spinach while I am training since it worked so well for Popeye it can only help me as well, ha ha ha!

Well , sweetheart, I can tell you as a close personal friend of Popeye’s, you’re doing great! When not training, what is your most favorite thing to eat?
I am a sucker for Greek pizza. I can eat boat loads of this stuff. Love it!
Ah, another pizza lover. I knew there was a reason you and I got along so well. Although admittedly my favorite pizza is Margarita pizza.

What made you decide to become a cover model? It seems quite a leap from competition to romance cover modeling.
It was not my choice, many people for the longest time kept telling me I should get into it because I had a great look for it. I kept ignoring them and saying I will never do romance stuff but finally one day I spoke with a few writers and they were very nice with all kinds of compliments for me so I decided what the hell and the rest as they say is history.  

So was this an accident or was it a chosen path?
A complete accident. I have been modeling for over 2 decades which started out with fitness related stuff and then over the course of time other genres. Romance cover modeling has been the most recent of course and it has been wonderful to me. To me all modeling is the same just little variations here and there. I feel very comfortable as a romance cover model. I am referred to as the most tattooed male romance cover model in the world and I am honored to hold that title.  

Ah, yes. The tattoos are lovely. I’m sure after today the ladies of my world have come to a new appreciation for your tattoos. *wink* So, how many book covers have you been on?
 Been on several but I have about a dozen more in the works as we speak. I am really looking forward to seeing my ‘Angel of Satan’ image that is going on the cover of author Kharisma Rhayne for her Dark Retribution: Warriors of Malice series this year J 

Have you ever read any of the books whose cover you grace?
Never, for some reason I have always felt it is bad luck. I like to deliver a good quality cover image and once I do that my job is done.

I’m sure you’ve met quite a few authors in your time. Of all the authors you’ve met, who left the most lasting impression on you?
 Man, there have been so many! It is really hard to mention just one author in particular. I would have to say Taabia Dupree. She is an amazing writer and has used me as her cover model for her book, ‘Jessica’s Obsession’. She also surprised me and created a John Quinlan fan page. That was special. Such a sweet lady!

The fan page will no doubt add some fans to your current followers. Have you ever met any adoring fans who left lasting impressions?
 It has been amazing; I have been in touch with thousands of fans either in person or through mail who show me such incredible love & support. Such kind words from people all over the globe who support my unique look and encourage me to keep going strong. I personally thank each and every one of you. 

What are some of your guilty pleasures? I’m sure you have one or two. We all do.
My favorite TV show back in the day was ‘Playboy Night Calls’ with Juli Ashton and Doria Rone. I thought Doria Rone was the hottest woman on Earth back then and still do.

Speaking of Playboy… Is it true you were nominated for hunk of the month by Playgirl Magazine? How’d that go?
Yes I have been nominated for June 2013 Playgirl Hunk of the Month. Voting is going on this month and runs through May 31st. It would be sweet to win for sure as I represent the entire world of romance and all of my cover model brothers. Hopefully we will be having a victory celebration on June 1st.  

Ooh! I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed for you! Now, since you’ve become every woman’s wet dream it’s only fair that you share one of your fantasies with us. What is one fantasy that you’d be willing to share?

One sweet fantasy is having a model shoot with a female photographer that deep inside I would love to get with and then BOOM right as the shoot ends she says….”you want to go shower with me?” And the rest your imagination will take care of J  
Oh, sweetheart, my imagination is more than capable… wow… is it getting hot in here?? *fanning face* Let’s heat things up or cool them off with the next question…. John, are you attached?
Married to wife Jennifer
The good ones usually are. Sorry ladies!!

Now, I  have a few random “get to know you” questions…
First of all, what is your natural hair color?
This is a funny one seeing I shave it but black is my natural color baby J
Black? Really? Didn’t see that one coming but then again with absolutely no hair on your body it would be anyone’s guess. 

If you were trapped on a deserted island what are three things you’d bring with you?
Plenty of alcohol, sun block and munchies. Could make a vacation out of it until the damn food and booze ran out then I would be screwed, LOL!!!!!!!
I’ll join that party anytime! LOL.

Who is your celebrity crush?
 Megan Fox

Do you have a favorite author?
There are so many great authors out there I really don’t think I can say off the top of my head but one thing is for sure with John Quinlan, author Charlie Daye is one of the most talented and beautiful ones in the world today J 
Such a charmer! Honey, feel free to stop by and flatter me anytime! LOL

Favorite book?
‘Jessica’s Obsession’, I am the cover model J
That makes sense.

Favorite movie?
Wedding Crashers, absolutely hilarious…..Remember the character of Todd when he said this to Vince Vaughn,”I made you a painting, I call it Celebration…’s sexual and violent.” Ha ha ha!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sadly, our interview has come to an end but I do have one final parting question for you… What does the future hold for you?
I have no idea as I live for the moment. Great things happen to good people when they least expect it so we will see what is in store for John Quinlan.

Well, ladies, the interview maybe over but I did manage to sneak a peek at sites John frequents. So, if you’d like to stalk him by all means go ahead and if catches you just tell him Charlie made you do it! But the party's not over yet ladies. Continue down for hot and steamy picks!!!/JohnJQuinlan

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Feeling Nostalgic...

A snip-it from The House...

Melissa reached over and took my hand, “You’re my sister, I love you and families stick together no matter how scary the shit is. Although, next time you want to move into a haunted house how about giving a sister a heads up before she gets here rather than waiting till after the fact.”

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Discount Pricing

In anticipation of the release of book 2 (Mermaid's Sanctuary) in the Hunter's series, The Gypsy's Dance will be on sale for $0.99 for a limited time. If it's not showing up when you click the link give it a day and check again. It should be up by tomorrow morning! ~Amy~

Here's an excerpt for you...

Niko stepped up to Oralia, kissed the top of her hand then released it. He cupped her face gently in both hands and brought his face down to hers. He brushed against her lips first. A simple test to make sure it’s what she wanted. When she didn’t cringe or pull away he captured her lips with his own.
This was everything Oralia thought her first kiss should have been. Niko’s lips were soft and warm and it didn’t take her long to catch on to his style of kissing. When Oralia flicked her tongue across Niko’s lips he willingly opened to her. Their tongues intertwined in their own seductive mating ritual. Oralia slid her arms around Niko’s waist and melted into his body.
Oralia’s kisses, though unpracticed and sweet, stirred Niko’s blood like nothing ever had. When she tested the waters with her tongue he was more than willing to oblige her. When Oralia slid her arms around him and melded her body with his Niko lost all sense of reason. He wrapped one arm around her body pulling her close and fisted the other in her hair. He repositioned her head giving him better access to her mouth. Oralia moaned into the kiss. God help him if he wasn’t instantly erect.
Niko pulled away from the kiss and looked Oralia in the eyes. Her cheeks were flushed with desire and her eyes shined brighter than he had ever seen them. He leaned down and gave her one last peck on the mouth. Oralia smiled up at him, “Now that is everything a first kiss should be.”