Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Temptation Tuesday!

There's still time to buy Rock Hard at the sale price!

Rock Hard (MF)

By: Tatum Throne | Other books by Tatum Throne
Categories: Erotic Romance, Contemporary
Word Count: 38,060
Heat Level: SEXTREME
Published By: Siren-BookStrand, Inc.

This title is offered at a 10% discount. Offer ends midnight CST, August 1st.

[Siren Classic: Erotic Contemporary Romance, light bondage, HEA]

Internal Affairs Agent Wynn South gets a rush from going undercover and taking down the bad guys within the Forest Service. Rock climbing high atop the Arrowhead, Wynn meets her elusive target, Ranger Kade Gentry, for the first time. Wynn must investigate Kade, who has been accused of drug running, to rule him out as the one behind the Appalachian pipeline.

Forbidden passions ignite when a powerful thunderstorm forces Wynn to face her greatest fear, the violence of nature. They take cover along the cliffs, and the only thing Kade is interested in is helping Wynn through her fear.

Wynn quickly discovers that Kade isn’t the man she suspects. Caught between her mission and passion, Wynn crosses the line. Wynn’s mission turns into a fiery affair that she knows she’ll have to end. As the lies build, Wynn knows she risks losing everything. Will she lose Kade, too, when he discovers the truth?

A Siren Erotic Romance

Follow link to purchase!
Bookstrand

Monday, July 30, 2012

Monday's Daydream & Contest Fun!

I never thought about reviews until I started receiving them. I write because I love to write and focus on that. I've gotten some great advice through my reviews, and I'm using that to improve my writing. :D

I just had a 4-Star review for One Hot Night from the To Be Read Pile! Thank you for reviewing my book Amanda!

TBR Review

If you click the link, you can got to TBR and enter to win an e-copy of One Hot Night!


Sunday, July 29, 2012

Sunday's Farm Report!

I've been busy editing today and watching the Olympics. I've started a friendly rivalry with a friend of mine who is English. I'd call her out, but I'm sure she'll read my blog tomorrow and call herself out in the comments. :o)


So here you go...one moonie for my English friend! *Blushing*

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Sinfully Sweet Saturday!

We have an escape artist in the house. CJ has always loves to escape his cage. He's a long hair bear hamster. He packs his bags (his cheeks) full of food and escapes to the shoe cubby in our front closet. It's a lot of fun to find him in the morning. Today, we're off to the movies. I hope you have a great Saturday!

Tatum

Friday, July 27, 2012

Fabulous Friday!

I received my cover for Stolen Moment, Enslaved & Enticed 1. The cover artist Christine Kirchoff did an amazing job! Love, love, love it! My release date is set for August 29, 2012!

Story Blurb:

Archeologist Rylie Sawyer unearthed a cursed pendant that kills her family. Desperate to keep others safe, Rylie plans a heist to steal the pendant. She doesn’t plan for anyone getting in her way. She discovers that the only thing FBI agent Trey Masters is interested in is keeping her safe. Trey will stop at nothing to keep her from getting hurt, even seducing her.

Rylie finds herself ensnared in a seductive trap. She doesn't want Trey’s protection, but she finds herself wanting the man again and again. From the moment they meet, they have a powerful sexual bond that can’t be ignored. Together, they must destroy the pendant. Caught by her the scars of her past and her fear of loving, Rylie knows the only thing she can do is walk away from the man she’s fallen for. Can she convince Trey it’s the right thing for both of them?

Today, I'm working on edits. Did you know that Hot & Humid is now on Amazon? Follow link to buy!

Hot & Humid on Amazon

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Thursday's Balancing Act!

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Contest Fun! I enjoyed reading your entries. It was a wonderful release day!

Okay, now to the fun part! I had such a difficult time deciding on the winners. You were all so good for various reasons. As I said before, you all were neck and neck to the finish line.

First Place and winner of a copy of Rock Hard, 'scene inspired' chapter in one of my books, and a thank you in the dedication is................Sally! Now, I won't be writing mine with so much heat and so many men, but her entry will be the inspiration for that chapter! Thank you, Sally!

Second Place and a winner of a copy of Rock Hard is Donna! Thank you for playing!

Third Place goes to Cory! Now, I didn't plan on so many winners, so Cory you've won a signed bookmark!

*Email me with your information at: tatumthrone@gmail.com.

Thank you all for playing! Check back at the end of August for a chance to win an e-copy of Stolen Moment, Enslaved & Enticed 1.


Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Release Day & Contest Fun!

Rock Hard is released today! For fun, I thought we'd play a new game. At times, I call friends and ask them, should I do A or B in a situation with my character?

Example: "Kelly, I have this slinky...I want to do this with." Of course, you need to give me detail to win!

The game will go like this.

Game: I have my heroine caught in a delicate situation. What should she do and use to get out of that situation?

The one that makes me laugh and most entertaining will win an e-copy of Rock Hard. In addition to the win, the "situation" will also have the chance to be in an upcoming book. A special thank you will be given to the winner in the dedication too!

So, make the situations good! Have fun! I expect fighting and hair pulling over this one! Leave entry in the comments section!

Tatum

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Temptation Tuesday!

I'd liked to thank everyone who has bought my books and supported me. I truly appreciate it. I look forward to getting to know you through my blog! So, swing by, leave a comment, and email me with any questions you have!

Tomorrow, Rock Hard is available to buy! :o) I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I loved writing it! I'm also having a contest tomorrow on my blog. Swing by and leave a comment for a chance to win an e-copy of Rock Hard!

AVAILABLE: Wednesday, July 25th

This title is offered at a 10% discount. Offer ends midnight CST, August 1st.

[Siren Classic: Erotic Contemporary Romance, light bondage, HEA]

Internal Affairs Agent Wynn South gets a rush from going undercover and taking down the bad guys within the Forest Service. Rock climbing high atop the Arrowhead, Wynn meets her elusive target, Ranger Kade Gentry, for the first time. Wynn must investigate Kade, who has been accused of drug running, to rule him out as the one behind the Appalachian pipeline.

Forbidden passions ignite when a powerful thunderstorm forces Wynn to face her greatest fear, the violence of nature. They take cover along the cliffs, and the only thing Kade is interested in is helping Wynn through her fear.

Wynn quickly discovers that Kade isn’t the man she suspects. Caught between her mission and passion, Wynn crosses the line. Wynn’s mission turns into a fiery affair that she knows she’ll have to end. As the lies build, Wynn knows she risks losing everything. Will she lose Kade, too, when he discovers the truth?

A Siren Erotic Romance

Follow link to buy!
Bookstrand

Monday, July 23, 2012

Monday's Daydreams!

Since I showed you the before picture, here is the after too. :o)
I'm still getting settled, but I'm loving the new work space. It makes me feel like a serious writer. :o)

Rock Hard is out on Wednesday! I'm excited! Not sure how I'm going to celebrate, but I'm sure I'll think of something fun to do. You can pre-order by clicking the link!

Bookstrand

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Sunday's Farm Report!

I'm waiting for my desk to arrive today. I'll be pulling my office together after I have it in place. I want to see how it looks before I decide where to put my printer and the mini fridge. Right now, this is how it looks.

Don't forget to swing back on Wednesday for a chance to win an e-copy of Rock Hard!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Sinfully Sweet Saturday!

Letting go of my characters has been more difficult than I ever imagined. I painted myself into a corner with two, Colin and Quinn, and I had to write their story. I finished it up and submitted it to the publisher for consideration last night. Of course, I sat on the email for ten minutes before sending it. It's a good story that needs to be told. The opening is the best I've ever written. It'd be sad for it not to see the light of day. I'll let you know in two weeks what they say! Until then, you have Rock Hard!

Click on the link to pre-order!

Bookstrand

Friday, July 20, 2012

Fabulous Friday!

Here is my cover for Rock Hard! My release day is July 25th!


Click here to pre-order and to read story excerpts!Rock Hard

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Thursday's Balancing Act!

I know you are excited about Rock Hard. Here is a story excerpt! My release date is set for July 25th. :o) I'll be holding a contest on July 25th here on my blog. The winner will receive a copy of Rock Hard! Check back for details and a chance to win!

Story Excerpt

Browynn South could feel the searing heat of eyes on every curve of her body as she rock climbed.
A thrill danced over her skin. She was being watched. Was it her target? Wynn was desperate to meet her elusive target. She had to make their first meeting a happy accident. To do that, she knew the USDA Forest Service would report her missing.

Undercover work often didn’t go as planned and left her feeling vulnerable to the elements. This time, she made a vow that work was going to be different. She was going to maintain control of the operation even if it spun out.

She rested, leaning back on her legs and her right arm to look out over the Red. High atop the gorge, she thought she caught sight of someone way off in the distance, but whatever play of shadows she saw was gone. She should’ve been utterly alone.

She knew she wasn’t.

Wynn felt exposed in all the right ways on the heated rock. She should be easy to find.
Red River Gorge was thick with Kentucky summer sunshine and hot on her backside. The sunlight was fading fast with a storm blowing in from the Northeast. Thirty feet up the Arrowhead, Wynn was getting her ass spanked hard. She checked her progress. She had at least another thirty feet to go. Somewhere in the gorge, a woodpecker went after a tree with the zeal of a jackhammer. Pause. Jackhammer.

That wasn’t the only thing she heard. There again. Footsteps moving through the thick brush. She wanted it to be her target, but it was probably more climbers coming to the Arrowhead. Wynn looked down the tree line and caught sight of a man with dark hair heading her way.

It was him.

She didn’t like the idea of investigating one of their own but that was what she did as an internal affairs detective for the Forest Service.

She dipped her fingers into her blue chalk bag hanging off the nylon strap around her waist. Chalk dust caught in the wind and came back to sprinkle her pants. If she fell, there wouldn’t be a rope to catch her. That was the art and the rush of free climbing, of bouldering.

Wynn climbed on and the toe of her climbing shoe skipped off the tiny wedge of rock she balanced on, sending both feet spiraling off the cliff. She cranked down hard with both hands as her body swung out and back to grip the rock.

The adrenaline pumping through her blood peeked. Her heart raced out of her chest from the near miss. Sandstone loosened from the cliff, sprinkling down to the forest bed below.

Instinct had her chalked fingers cranking down hard on the stone for a better grip. The rusty red rock was a mix of pebbles, sand, and iron oxide, making it strong but at times prone to crap out.

White tape splinted her two weakest fingers together on both hands. Wynn’s forearms were flexed from exertion. She took a steadying breath and reached for the next hold that had a nice ledge for her feet. The fingers of her left hand flexed around the hold with a caress to test the angle. It was good. She pulled with her forearm and pushed with her left leg at the same time.
She was good again.

“Nice!”

Wynn cast a quick glance downward to see her target. Special Agent in Charge, Kade Gentry. This was the one allegedly coordinating the Appalachian pipeline to the north. Last year alone, he allegedly moved nearly two tons of marijuana. If she determined he was the one, he was going down. She’d seen his picture and knew his record by heart, but it was nothing compared to the man. Gentry was a decorated hero and somewhere along the way he’d turned.

This law enforcement ranger was one of their own, and that made this case personal. She didn’t like it when the good went bad. He looked the professional in his dark green uniform, but Wynn had reasons to believe he wasn’t.

“Thanks.”

“You out here alone?” he asked.

“Yep.”

“It’s not safe to climb alone.”

“Would you be saying that if I had balls?”

He chuckled. “Yes, I would.”

The next hold was steady under her hand and she had an awesome ledge to stand on while she worked out her next set of moves. Moves that she hoped would bring her closer to Kade. “Nice day, isn’t it?” she asked.

“It is,” he agreed.

The ranger had a deep voice that carried over the gorge vegetation and whispered right in her ears as though he were standing up against her backside. Annoyance flexed through her limbs. The Zen moment of being in the zone was starting to fade.

She climbed on.

“Rattlesnake Canyon isn’t safe this time of year,” he said. “This area is restricted due to the snakes.”

“Really? I didn’t see a sign posted. Guess, I better be careful. I wouldn’t want to get bit.”

He grinned. Now that smile was a distraction worth taking for a long ride. She had to look away before she became to attached.

Most climbers knew that the Forest Service liked to reach as far as it could up the ass of climbers to keep them in check. It was a tight balancing act between the right to climb and playing nice to keep the rules to a minimum. Access could easily be denied. Wynn knew how to organize this fight in her favor.

“We ask climbers to stay away from parts of the lower gorge region during the high heat of summer. The snakes like to sun themselves on the rocks and between them.”

“Do you now?” she asked. “I suppose I didn’t get the memo. Did you email or snail mail it? Or do you boys like to go door to door with these public service announcements?”

End of Excerpt.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Wednesday's Word of the Day!

Hunger...

My characters are hungry for love. They've gone without for so long that when it happens, it's like a car accident. You can't look away. It messes up their lives, their jobs, and their entire sense of balance. The hero and heroine are taken to the edge and need each other to come back again.

Rock Hard is due out on July 25th!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Temptation Tuesday!

Rock Hard comes out exactly one week from today! :o) I'm reviewing final edits today and should have them sent back tomorrow. I hope you love reading it as much as I loved writing it.

Rock Hard
Internal Affairs Agent Wynn South gets a rush from going undercover and taking down the bad guys within the Forest Service. Rock climbing high atop the Arrowhead, Wynn meets her elusive target, Ranger Kade Gentry, for the first time. Accused of drug running, Wynn must investigate Kade to rule him out as the one behind the Appalachian pipeline. Forbidden passions ignite when a powerful thunderstorm forces Wynn to face her greatest fear, the violence of nature. They take cover along the cliffs, and the only thing Kade is interested in is helping Wynn through her fear. Wynn quickly discovers that Kade isn’t the man she suspects. Caught between her mission and passion, Wynn crosses the line. Wynn's mission turns into a fiery affair that she knows she'll have to end. As the lies build, Wynn knows she risks losing everything. Will she lose Kade too when he discovers the truth?

Monday, July 16, 2012

Monday's Daydreams!

I often dream about the books I'm working on. It's the strangest thing. Last night, I dreamt about the back story for the second book in the cursed objects series I'm writing. I saw it vividly, as I dream in color. It was like having a front row seat to a movie I was watching. It was tragic as it played out, but I was like an observer with no emtional investment to what was happening. Now, I just can't wait to write it. :o)

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Sunday's Farm Report!

Research is always fun to do. Here are some pics from the trip to the fire station with my friend Kelly. Thank you Kelly for coming along and taking notes for me! Here are the pics she took from our visit too!
A special thank you to fire fighter Toney for letting us visit and answering all of my questions!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Sinfully Sweet Saturday!

Today we're going to play Tatum's Top Ten things you don't know about me! Can you tell how much I love this game?

As always, in no particular order...

1. My favorite thing in the morning is coffee.
2. My favorite place to go is the movies.
3. I love to visit the Nature Center.
4. I have a group of moles on my arm that look like the little dipper.
5. I was born on moving day and I haven't stopped hearing about it.
6. I love to bake cookies.
7. I love having friends over.
8. I once worked in a movie theater.
9. I laugh often.
10. I have a thing for purses.

Have a great day!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Fabulous Friday!

I should be getting final edits for Rock Hard. It's due out July 25th! I can't wait to see the book cover. When I get it, you'll be the first to see it!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Thursday's Balancing Act!

Did you miss me??? Today was a hospital day for my boys. They saw the specialist for their eosinophilic disease. We have good plans for all three of them. One involves, fattening up my oldest who is 5 foot 4 inches tall and skinny. So, he's on a milkshake once a day diet, in addition to whatever else he wants to eat. Low appetite and severe food allergies have been his nemesis. My middle son will have his surgery in a few weeks, the other two will be in the fall due to treatment changes. Whew...hospital days are always the longest. It makes me glad for the days when absolutely nothing is going on.
Bone density exam.
Clown car.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Wednesday's Word of the Day!

Hot...

I've gotten great feedback from a friend who was given a sneak peek of CQ's story. She loved, loved, loved, the beginning. This story is hot and intense. I hope to have it finished soon to submit it to the publisher! :o)

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Temptation Tuesday!

I'm in it deep with one of my characters today...I don't like making him bleed emotionally, but it's necessary. I suppose too that I should tell you what I'm working on. I'm working on Colin and Quinn's story from One Hot Night. I hadn't intended to dig so deep, but I'm getting a lot of feedback from One Hot Night that includes wanting to know MORE! So, you'll be getting it if the publisher would like it. :o)


This is the view from my window. We have an 80 year old oak tree in our front yard. I was so excited to see a hummingbird had landed on a branch. I rushed to get my camera. This was the best shot I could get with my digital. Enjoy!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Monday's Daydreams!

I'm super excited to receive a great review for One Hot Night by Fallen Angel Reviews. Bella gave my work 4 Angels! I found her review to be honest, positive, and professional. She pointed out strengths of the story that I'd hoped the reader would enjoy. I also feel as though Bella understood the characters well and was able to empathize with Sam's struggle to move on from her past. :o) I'm going to take Bella's advice about endings for future works. xxx Thanks Bella!

Fallen Angels Reviewers

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Sunday's Farm Report

I slept in this morning. I really needed to catch up. The eyes are feeling better too! I was able to put my contacts in today. Progress. We had a busy weekend. Here are some pics of what we did!
Air show.
My pilot.
It was an awesome weekend. :o)


Saturday, July 7, 2012

Sinfully Sweet Saturday

Today, I'd thought I'd play Tatum's Top Ten. As an introduction to my new game, I thought I'd share ten things you might like to know about me. They are in no particular order. :o)

1. My favorite color is pink.
2. I wear contacts.
3. I'm in my glasses today due to eye strain. Boo.
4. I love dark chocolate.
5. I'm the youngest.
6. I tell everyone I'm twenty-five when it's my birthday.
7. I love staying up late.
8. I'm not a morning person.
9. I love coffee with chocolate creamer.
10. I love men in uniform.

Have a great weekend!


Friday, July 6, 2012

Fabulous Friday!

I love moving around my work area. I usually do it ever few weeks. It allows me to feel as though I have a fresh place to work in. The space has to be free of clutter. That's a must for me.

I'm also excited to let you know that Hot & Humid is now #6 on Bookstrands best selling list for MF Romance!
Thanks for making it happen! Follow link to buy!
Bookstrand

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Thursday's Balancing Act!

May have to put my laptop on top of the dryer to get work done today. :o) We had a great time with some of our neighbors cooking out last night. Enjoy the pics!
Tire swing.
Chef Rose.
Bartender Ben.
Me. :o)

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Wednesday's Word of the Day!

Happy 4th of July!

As a romance writer, I'm often focusing on the romance and well the interactions that will lead to that special moment where my hero and heroine become lovers. My hero and heroine often become involved sexually before their relationship is clearly defined. It leaves a lot of mystery for them as to what each of them want.

When I started this blog, the power was on. Then we lost power. Here are the pics.
Enjoy!



The fun part was that all my neighbors came out to play. We scheduled a cook out for later! :o)

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Temptation Tuesday!

I've been swamped with edits for Rock Hard. :o) My release date is set for July 25th!
Hot & Humid is doing great! It's number 7 on the Bookstrand best sellers list! :o)

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Sunday's Farm Report!

Today is a busy day. I'll be playing catch up. :o) Yesterday, we went to my cousin's wedding. The turn of the century church didn't have any air conditioning. It was way up over 100 and with the humidity, it was hotter. Everyone who walked into the church, walked out. I'm calling it a success!
St. Mary's
The wedding party.

Now...back to writing! :o)