Sex and the Season Series by Helen Hardt

Wednesday, May 23, 2012


Welcome to the Musa Publishing Memorial Day Blog Hop!  Please join the authors, editors, and staff of Musa in remembering those who have given their lives for this wonderful country.

Leave a comment AND follow my blog for a chance to win a copy of Ivy League Cowboy, the first in my McCray Brothers series from Musa.

Dusty doesn't fear the feisty bull...but his owner's another story. 

Dusty O’Donovan, an accomplished bull rider, isn’t afraid to ride El Diablo, a feisty stud whose owner, Zach McCray, is offering $500,000 to anyone who can stay on him for a full eight seconds. Though Zach refuses to let a woman ride his bull, he's intrigued by the headstrong Dusty, who he last saw when he was thirteen and she was six. Sparks fly when they’re together, but will Dusty’s secrets tear them apart?

Buy Ivy League Cowboy here.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Colorado Romance Writers Blog Hop

Thanks for having me as your guest today, Helen. I enjoyed writing about my inspiration for Little Red Riding Wolf and I’ll be looking forward to responding to comments. Leave a comment today on Helen’s Haven to enter to win prizes including an e-copy of Little Red Riding Wolf.

Twisted Fairy Tales have hit the spotlight with shows like Grimm and Once Upon a Time, and it couldn’t have come at a better time for me. I love twisted fairy tales, but these aren’t your child’s fairy tales. I twist them for adults. I didn’t start writing them in response to the new wave of movies and TV shows. I started because I’ve always loved fairy tales. Where else can you find shape-changing princes or evil witches or tales with happy-ever-afters? Why, paranormal romance!

Paranormal romance for adults, that is. While I love children’s tales, my twists are full of adult entertainment mixed with a dose of the paranormal and laced with just a hint of a traditional tale. How do I make it work? Move the traditional tale out of the past and into a modern Colorado Rocky Mountain setting. Change the little girl into a full grown woman who is also the wolf. And add in a hunky forest ranger for her to devour instead of the woodsman.

Keep some of the traditional elements and spice them up. Red’s cape becomes a hoodie and Red’s fear changes into an exciting adventure where she calls the shots by deciding that a one-night stand might just be what a good girl needs. But what happens when her lover discovers he’s falling in love with a werewolf, and that the real big bad wolf is her brother?

That’s how I twist a child’s tale into an adult adventure that will have you looking forward to the second book, nearly ready and waiting in the wings. If you thought Red was an adventure, look out for what Snow White’s foray into the world of the adult. Evil stepmothers watch out!

You can discover Little Red Riding Wolf at Passion In Print Press HERE, or Amazon HERE or Barnes and Noble HERE.

Fraternizing with humans is taboo, but when feisty werewolf Red runs into hunky new forest ranger Evan Brewster, she jumps on the opportunity to let loose her desires. Evan is stoked when he meets the petite red haired hottie, and combined with his new discovery of wolves in Colorado, thinks his career and life are made. Then Red pushes him away, her hostile brother threatens his life, and things begin to spiral out of control. Caught between her sexy lover and her pack can Red trust Evan with her secrets, or must she sacrifice her human lover and her heart? 

Bio: Jessica Aspen writes paranormal romance near the foothills of the Colorado Rockies. Her books are full of elves, were-wolves and sexy men who walk on the dark side of the knife. She loves dark chocolate, walking the dog, hiking, and is obsessed with her new lap-top. Jessica is also obsessed with writing and learning about writing. She is a member of RWA, CRW, FF&P and PRO. You can find Jessica the first Friday of the month at and during the week at http://jessicaaspen.comFollow Jessica on Twitter @jessicaaspen and on

Thursday, May 10, 2012


The Colorado Romance Writers' Mystic Month of May Blog Hop starts soon!  I'll be kicking off the festivities on Monday, May 14 with my guest, the lovely Jessica Aspen! Be sure to stop by and leave a comment for a chance to win a prize from Jessica, and a chance to win our grand prize ($50 Barnes and Noble gift card) and second prize ($20.00 Barnes and Noble gift card.) Grand and second prize winners will be drawn from commenters during the entire hop.

Find the blog hop schedule here.

The Colorado Romance Writers can't wait to see you!