Monday, 18 April 2016

Autism Awareness Blog Hop 2016 #WorldAutismDay #Giveaway







WELCOME! WELCOME!


Today I'm part of a Blog Hop that is very personal to me. Author RJ Scott's Autism Awareness Blog.



This year the blog hop will address the five senses, sight, smell, sound, touch, taste. I can guarantee you will learn some interesting facts about Autism and the 5 senses plus you'll meet some pretty awesome Authors and maybe win a prize or two.


So read on my friends!
 


 

Autism Awareness Factoid

 
People with ASD who are hypo-sensitive to touch need to hold others tightly. 
 
This is because some people with ASD are sensitive to touch and perceive a lighter touch as unpleasant or in some cases, even painful.
 
Dr. Temple Grandin is the prefect example. Dr. Grandin was diagnosed with Autism when she was a child and exhibited the traditional trait of not wanting to be touched, not even by her own mother.
When she was 18 and attending college, she built the "Squeeze Box" or "Hug Machine", which is a deep-pressure device designed to calm sensitive people, usually individuals with ASD. Her invention allowed her to control and obtain the right amount of full-body pressure, which in turn helped relive her tension and anxiety.
 
I like to think about it in these terms: when I go for a massage I don't want some light feathery touch that makes me giggle. (I'm a bit ticklish.) I want my muscles kneaded, I want all the knots in my shoulders gone, I want to walk away feeling calm and relaxed and tension free.

So whether it's a machine, a massage or simply holding tightly, the key appears to be deep pressure.  My son M who is on the Autism spectrum prefers big bear hugs. Which in this house, is in readied supply and given out to anyone in need, Like M or his little sister G, my husband, friends, even the dogs! LOL

So there you have it, an interesting and informative Autism factoid.


If you would like to learn more check out the Autism Speaks Canada website at http://www.autismspeaks.ca/
 



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No Matter When 
Erotic Time Travel 
Romance

The Soul Within 
Erotic Paranormal 
Romance








The Bannockburn Spell 
Erotic Fairy-tale 
Romance

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Cheers,

Nancy

Thursday, 14 January 2016

Wildflowers of Montana Series by Vanessa Vale #giveaway #historical romance

 


Oh boy!!! Do I have a series for you.
Author Vanessa Vale is going to introduce us to the eight feisty Lenox sisters in her newest series, Wildflowers of Montana.
 
FYI...I have listed the books in order of  their release to make things a bit easier for you all.
 
If your anything like me, these little beauties will be on your TBR list by the time you're done reading my blog. lol

Enjoy!!
 
 
 



 
****GIVEAWAY ALERT****
The author will award a $50 Amazon or BN GC to one randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.
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Wildflowers of Montana book #1
Rose
by  Vanessa Vale
 Rose Lenox has grown up to be more comfortable on the back of a horse than wearing ribbons and bows like her seven adopted sisters. For years working the land was enough, but lately Rose finds herself wishing for something different. She wants her own ranch and freedom from her overwhelming and unorthodox family. Rose is determined to strike out on her own and forge her own path.
 
Lenox neighbor, Chance Goodman, has watched Rose grow from a spitfire of a girl to a beautiful and fiery woman. For years he's waited patiently and watched her struggle to find her place in the world. When she leaves the Lenox ranch alone, determined to abandon her former life and to say good-bye to him, he knows the time has come to claim her. Letting her walk away isn't an option. Chance knows exactly what she needs...and he's going to give it to her.
 
Follow the eight Lenox sisters through this historical erotic series that's as big and bold as the Montana Sky. The Wildflowers of Montana begins with Rose and her hot, Alpha cowboy.
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Wildflowers of Montana book #2
 Hyacinth
by  Vanessa Vale
When handsome Jackson Reed comes home from the army, he catches the immediate attention of the seven Lenox daughters. But he only has eyes for one — beautiful Hyacinth Lenox. It's apparent that she notices him as well, so why is she doing everything she can to avoid him?
Hyacinth can't stop thinking about the sandy-haired newcomer, but while she longs for happiness with Jackson, she feels unworthy to marry him or anyone else. Guilt from a tragic childhood incident dogs her even into adulthood, leaving her to feel undeserving of Jackson's love.
 
But Jackson isn't a man so easily dissuaded. He's determined to rid Hyacinth of her pain and make her his wife. Can he heal her past hurt and awaken her to the carnal pleasures he wants just with her? He senses a great capacity for love and passion in this fair Lenox flower. Unlocking it will mean a battle of wills, but love is worth the fight. 
 
Follow the eight Lenox sisters through this historical erotic series that's as big and bold as the Montana Sky. The Wildflowers of Montana continues with Hyacinth and her sharpshooting hero.

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Wildflowers of Montana book #3
Dahlia
by  Vanessa Vale

The lure of the big city has called to tempestuous Dahlia Lenox, her entire life. Dahlia is tired of ranch life and all the rules and restrictions placed on women by polite society. She can't resist breaking the rules, and is very, very good at it. The poker table is her domain, the one place she yields to no one's rules but her own. She's staring down the biggest win in her life, a prize that will free her from small town life forever and she can't wait to claim her bittersweet victory. But nothing is perfect, and leaving town means leaving the only man who ever made her ache to be his, Garrison Lee. He wants everything she can't give him, including an obedient wife who surrenders to him in bed. Surrender is not in her nature, and as much as it hurts, she will keep all of her secrets and leave the arrogant and sexy Garrison behind.
Garrison Lee is tired of waiting. He's been patient. He's been courteous. He's been a damn gentleman and all that's gotten him is a polite brush off from Dahlia each of the three times he proposed. When Dahlia risks everything to escape him forever, Garrison is forced to raise the stakes in a single hand of poker...winner take all.

Dahlia is about to discover that Garrison won't take no for an answer, that her restlessness can be tamed by a man with a firm hand, and that he knows exactly how to channel her wild side into more carnal pursuits. But Dahlia is nothing if not stubborn. Garrison's seduction is relentless, his hand firm as he tries to convince his passionate new bride that everything she ever wanted is right in front of her...before he loses her forever.

Book 3 in the Wildflowers of Montana Series continues with the tempestuous Dahlia and the man who will tame her.

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Wildflowers of Montana book #4
 Daisy
 by  Vanessa Vale
 
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COMING SOON
from Vanessa Vale 
 
Wildflowers of Montana
book #5
 
 
 
Iris
by  Vanessa Vale
 
 
 
  
Wildflowers of Montana
 book #6
                                     
 
 
                                                 Poppy
                                         by  Vanessa Vale
 
 
  
Wildflowers of Montana
 book #7
  
 
  
Lily                             
by  Vanessa Vale
   
 
 
Wildflowers of Montana
book #8
  
 
 
 
                    Marigold
                                          by  Vanessa Vale
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 Author Bio 

#1 Amazon Bestseller in Erotic Western and Historical Erotica
 
Who doesn't love the romance of the old West? Vanessa Vale takes the sensual appeal of rugged cowboys a step further with her bestselling books set in the Montana Territory. They are much more than just sexy historical westerns. By introducing sexual taboos into this otherwise traditional romantic setting, Vanessa has won the loyalty of a fan base that never knows quite what to expect with each new series.
 
"Montana Maidens" was the first to push the envelope with strong BDSM themes. "Montana Men" followed suit with softer themes but lots of deliciously graphic sex. "The Bridgewater Series" showcases ménage relationships because sometimes one hot cowboy isn't enough. No-holds-barred, graphic descriptions, strong storytelling, engaging characters and breathtaking landscapes all combine to make very naughty reads.
 
And as a resident of Wild Wild West, Vanessa Vale finds plenty of inspiration for her work, for who doesn't love a handsome cowboy?
 

Where can you find Vanessa???

Website      Twitter     Facebook 
 
  
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Thanks for stopping by today Vanessa and the best of luck with Rose, Hyacinth,
Dahlia, Daisy, and soon to be Iris, Poppy, Lily, and Marigold.
WOW! That sure is a whole lot of Wildflowers.
 
Cheers,
Nancy

Friday, 1 January 2016

Relentless by Vanessa Dare #Giveaway #Romantic suspense

 
 
  
HAPPY NEW YEAR!! 
Welcome to 2016! I hope everyone had a safe and Merry Christmas. And I trust not too many of you are suffering from last nights over-indulgence, today.
 
I have a fantastic new read for you on the first day of the new year.
RELENTLESS is a new romantic suspense from author Vanessa Dare.
 
Check it out!

 

 




 
****GIVEAWAY ALERT****
Vanessa Dare will be awarding an ebook of Relentless (international) to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.
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RELENTLESS
by  Vanessa Dare


A fun weekend at a friend’s wedding in Denver takes a bizarre twist for Anna Scott when her rental car is pulled over due to an “anonymous tip.” In her trunk…a dead man linked to warring crime families in Denver and New York. It should be easy for an innocent woman to be cleared for an simple mix-up. But was it a mistake? The police aren’t so sure, and neither is the crime boss who wants vengeance for his son-in-law’s death. Suddenly appearing on the radar means that now Anna Scott is in real trouble. Two years ago, Anna Scott didn’t exist. The police think she knows way too much about criminal procedures and they’re determined to find out her secret. Their attention forces Anna to play a deadly game of cat and mouse with both the mafia and the police. This twist of fate could not only expose her, but place her, and anyone close to her in jeopardy.

Jake Griffin is playing a deadly game. He’s spent the last few months undercover in the Moretti crime family. The mysterious and beautiful Anna Scott is a big problem. Moretti assigns him to find out who she is and what she’s after, and to kill her if she becomes a problem. Jake needs to focus on taking down Moretti, not risking his life and career protecting a sexy woman who is a complete mystery. Unfortunately, he can’t stop wondering about her. He knows she’s lying, but his gut instincts, and the bone deep desire he feels every time he sees her, won’t allow him to walk away. He discovers that he’s willing to go to war with the whole world for one alluring, yet vulnerable woman. He can’t seem to stop taking desperate gambles where she’s concerned. The most dangerous of all might be trusting her with the truth.

   

Excerpt
The woman remained by my side while the man went around the car to the driver’s door, leaned in and popped the trunk. At the sound, I turned around. Watched him walk to the back, lift the lid and stood. Staring.
 

Giving a little shift of his head, the woman joined him. So did I.

“Oh my God,” I whispered, my throat closing up at the sight. There, in the trunk of my full-sized rental, was a dead man. Forty-something, receding hairline, overweight, suit and tie. Glazed eyes stared up at me. There was a bullet hole in his forehead. And he was starting to smell. God, the horrific scent lifted up in the breeze. It wasn't powerful, yet. I assumed the only way I didn't notice it was that the windows had been open.


I felt the blood rush out of my head. Little black dots danced in front of eyes, making it look like flies were crawling on the body. I pivoted on my heel as I felt my stomach revolt, vomiting all over the concrete. Once the dry heaves subsided, I stayed bent over, one hand on my knee, trying to catch my breath. I wiped the back of my hand over my mouth, wishing I had some water to wash away the acidic taste in my mouth. All this time neither officer hadn’t moved, the woman's black work shoes and creased pants in my periphery.

The police probably thought I’d thrown up because of seeing the dead body. I hadn’t. I’d thrown up because I knew I was in big trouble. It was happening again. All my fears, all my worries over the past twelve years had come to life. Or death, like the body in the trunk. God, I knew I shouldn’t have left New York, shouldn’t have left the safe structure I’d made of my life for a little fun. I didn’t do fun. I wasn’t allowed. Because the moment I had some fun, just a tiny lit bit, this was what happened.





Author Bio

Vanessa Dare does it all: Urban contemporary to time traveling to Scotland and everything in between. Her bestselling alter ego, Vanessa Vale, sticks with steamy Wild West romps. 
  
 
Where can you find Vanessa???
 
 Follow the Tour!!!

The more you comment, the better your chances of winning. The tour dates can be found here: 

 



 
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Thanks for stopping by today Vanessa
and the best of luck with RELENTLESS.

Cheers,
Nancy