Sex and the Season Series by Helen Hardt

Thursday, October 23, 2014

GRAMMAR GEEK TIP: QUOTES OR ITALICS FOR TITLES?

Use the following rules when a title of a work appears in a manuscript: 

Titles of books, newspapers, and magazines should be italicized. 

Examples:

I heard that the book The Lovely Bones is fascinating.

The astronaut had a subscription to the newspaper Kansas City Daily.

Marsha likes the magazine Dog Fancy because it has cute photos.

Titles of movies, television shows, radio programs, and plays should be italicized. 

Examples:

The gardener’s favorite movie is the documentary Plants are Awesome.

The scientist watches the television show World’s Weirdest Germs every Tuesday night.

Sally’s mom loved listening to the radio show Stuff Old People Like.

The little girl’s favorite play was Cute, Fuzzy Animals in the Forest.

Titles of articles in newspapers or magazines and chapter titles in books should be in quotation marks. 

Examples:

Did you read the article “Fun with Flesh-Eating Bacteria” in the magazine?

My favorite chapter in the book was “Germs are Gross.”

Titles of poems and songs should be in quotation marks. 

Examples:

In high school, Sally wrote a poem called “David Is Cute.”

She also wrote a song called “I Think I’m in Love with David.”

Monday, October 20, 2014

NYT Bestselling Author Meredith Wild Reveals Cover for HARD LIMIT

I am so excited to help my good friend Meredith Wild reveal her cover for the fourth in her best selling Hacker Series, Hard Limit.  Way to go, Meredith!

Hard Limit by Meredith Wild (The Hacker Series #4)
Release date: 9th December
Genre: Contemporary Romance
PRE-ORDER LINKS for Hard Limit:  http://www.meredithwild.com/book/hard-limit/
Blake Landon is a man who has everything—wealth, good looks, and the love of Erica Hathaway. The power couple has been through hell and back, and when life has torn them apart, somehow they have always found their way back to each other, more in love and stronger than ever.
Erica has never been more ready to say I do. On the verge of making the ultimate commitment, she uncovers an unsettling chapter of Blake’s history. As she makes peace with her own past and the family who left her behind, she presses Blake to tear down the last walls between them. Determined to know the man he once was, she opens a door to a world beyond her wildest imagination—a world that has her questioning the limits of her own desires. 
As danger lurks and dark secrets come to light, will the past destroy their promise of forever?
Meredith Wild is a New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author of romance. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband and three children.  You can find her at www.facebook.com/meredithwild
                                                       https://twitter.com/wildmeredith
All the books in The Hacker Series can be found at:  http://meredithwild.com/books
Pre-Order links for Hard Limit:  http://www.meredithwild.com/book/hard-limit/

Saturday, October 11, 2014

ROSE IN BLOOM coming October 15!

Pre-order your copy here!

Wiltshire, England 1853

Lady Rose Jameson knows her place—respect authority and convention and marry a suitable member of the peerage. Lord Evan Xavier, the second son of the Earl of Brighton, possesses the necessary pedigree, but though Rose enjoys his company, the spark she craves is missing…the spark she feels with handsome commoner Cameron Price.

Cameron has accepted his lot in life—to care for his widowed mother and two younger sisters. Instead of writing the music he loves, he’s destined to work the land his family leases from the Duke of Lybrook…and deal with his overwhelming feelings for the duke’s sister-in-law, Lady Rose. When Cam’s sister becomes ill, he needs money quickly, and his fate is further sealed. He must say goodbye to Rose forever.

But circumstances and the appearance of an elderly stranger may change both their lives.

Friday, October 10, 2014

NEED A QUICKIE?

Today is the publishing debut of my good friend Annie Anthony! She's written a smoking lesbian erotica short, Blue Suede Boi. And I ought to know...I was her editor! Get your copy here.

Has Kaia's hottest fantasy become a reality in her blue suede boi? 

The unattainable object of Kaia's fantasies is browsing in a store known for barely better than cheap shoes in the most bland strip mall in town. By the chemistry sparking between then, Kaia wonders whether Amanda may have come in looking for more than just the men's shoe rack. Has Kaia's hottest fantasy become a reality in her blue suede boi?

Thursday, October 9, 2014

DEATH BY WINE...

There is a Reaper, whose name is Death,
And, with his sickle keen,
He reaps the bearded grain at a breath,
And the flowers that grow between.

 ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Reaper Pinot Noir, Sonoma County, California

With Halloween coming up, this wine is perfect for serving with your next dinner featuring salmon, pork, or poultry. Despite the macabre label, this is one serious wine! Dry and silky with delicate complex flavors of strawberries, raspberries, red currants, cola, and baking spices with a hint of earth. Serious structure, great mid palate depth, and a long vanilla infused finish. Enjoy!