Saturday, April 19, 2014

Rainbow Gold Reviews Easter Hunt
Rainbow God Reviews Easter Scavenger Hunt (April 13-April 20)
Rules and Information are HERE

I'm participating in the Rainbow Gold Reviews Easter Hunt. You have to find a hidden word on this blog.

Today's word is: Teodora Kostova.

I'll give a hint where to find it: It's to do with the prize I'm giving away (so look in one of my pages)

Don’t share it with anyone but RGR.  When you find it, notate the web address/location/URL and submit it back to Rainbow Gold Reviews at the rules and information link above.  There are instructions on the form.

Good Luck...

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

First Kiss - Cover

This is the beautiful cover for First Kiss. This is the second in The Looking Glass series, so the magic mirror is being shown as a central feature. I love the images April Martinez has put together, and would like to thank her for her wonderful work.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

First Kiss - Blurb - Would you read it?

Here's my blurb for First Kiss. Would you read it?

The second Brenn saw Joey’s image in the magic mirror, he was hooked. The moment he saw him in real life, Brenn knew Joey was going to be his forever. Joey was flirty, and fun, and he had the most gorgeous smile, but then Joey told him he was dying. Though devastated, Brenn didn’t want to give up on Joey, so he offered to look after him and make his last few days as comfortable as possible, but was that going to be enough when all Brenn really wanted was for Joey to live?

Brenn was everything Joey could have wished for; strong, built, and with amazing eyes, and Brenn was in love with him. That would have given Joey something to live for, if it hadn’t been too late. He had about three weeks left, but that didn’t seem to matter to Brenn. Brenn wanted to take him home, and Joey was willing to go with him, but on two conditions. He wanted Brenn to make love to him before he died, but no kissing.

This is in the novel (except for what's in italic - I've just added that to here)

Imagine knowing with absolute certainty that your life is going to be full and rich and with purpose. Imagine knowing that everything you do and say will be cherished and respected. Imagine then that you’re going to be able to spend that life with someone you love unconditionally. Imagine then, you find out he's dying.

Monday, February 17, 2014

First Kiss has been contracted!

Loose-id have contracted First Kiss, so I'm jumping up and down again. It's the second in the "Looking Glass" series. The first one was Choices and that was very well received, so I hope First Kiss will be too. Once again the magic mirror is doing its work, bringing two men together. Brenn falls in love with Joey the second he sees him, and can't help feeling that everything he's ever wanted is right there for him to take, but then Joey tells him he's dying.

“What about sex?” Joey asked quietly.
Thrown, Brenn took a second to answer. “What about it?”
Joey’s gaze very slowly and very deliberately travelled down to Brenn’s groin, his lips turning up into a smirk. “Want to do the dirty with me?”
“Do the…?” Brenn guessed he looked like a deer caught in headlights right then, because Joey’s smirk turned into a grin, which disarmed Brenn even more. “Are you in any shape for that?”
Joey blinked then sighed. “Probably not, but that doesn’t mean I can’t suck you off.”
“What? Don’t tell me you haven’t given it some thought.”
Brenn groaned, because he had given it a lot of thought, but he had more control than that. “I’m not going to do anything that can hurt you, Joey.”
“Going down on you is not going to hurt me.” Joey tipped his head to the side, his mouth twisting into a sly smile. “You can at least let me try.”
The idea of Joey’s full lips and tongue on him had Brenn’s cock filling and straining against the zip of his jeans. He bit back on a low moan, trying to hide his arousal, but guessing he hadn’t succeeded when Joey grinned again.
“Get in the shower,” Brenn growled before he changed his mind and agreed to Joey’s proposal.
“Coming in with me? A bit hard to soap me up otherwise.” Joey’s eyes were bright and filled with humor. Brenn had to suppress a grin of his own. If there was one thing he was quickly learning about Joey it was that he rarely let anything put him down for long, bouncing back with humor and his unending capacity to flirt. It was infectious, and Brenn was easily swayed.
“I’ll have to strip.”
“I know.” Joey’s smile was hot. “It’ll give me something to look at.”
Brenn wasn’t stepping over the line; he was jumping over it with a pole vault. Not even sure why he was doing this, knowing it was going to cause him more grief than pleasure, he quickly unbuttoned his shirt and slipped it down his arms.
Joey whistled. “Now that’s something worth looking at.”
Brenn didn’t need to inspect his body to know what Joey was talking about. Naturally big, he’d deliberately kept in shape making sure his muscles were well defined and his stomach remained flat. “You like?” he asked, not averse to using a little flirting of his own by running a hand over his chest and abs.
“Jesus, if I could get horny, I would.”
“You haven’t seen all of me yet.” Brenn undid the button of his jeans and slowly lowered the zip. It was probably mean to do this but Joey seemed to want it, and right then, Brenn was willing to do whatever Joey wanted. Sliding the denim down his legs he kicked off his shoes and socks then hooked his thumbs inside the waistband of his briefs.
“Sure?” he asked Joey who was watching him avidly. Joey made a flapping motion with his hand for Brenn to continue. Brenn grinned and got naked.
“Holy crap!” Joey’s eyes went wide and Brenn couldn’t help feeling a little smug.
A solid nine inches, thick and hard, Brenn’s cock stood out from a fine matt of blond curls. His balls felt heavy and full despite him having unloaded them a couple of hours before coming to see Joey.
“Can I touch?”
“I don’t think that’s a good idea.” Brenn backed up a step as Joey moved closer.
“Aw, come on, just a little one.”
“Get off and get in the shower.”
“Spoilsport,” Joey mumbled, but he did as Brenn asked and eased under the warm spray.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Okay, I'm tooting my own horn...

Another great review for Behind Every Cloud. This time from Pattycake at Mrs Condit and Friends Read Books:

PATTYCAKE’S OPINION: Behind Every Cloud by Penny Brandon is the story of Kurt Donaldson, a man forced to live a lie because of a promise he made to his sister, and Sasha Harrison, a young man rebelling against his parents’ attempt to control his life. Kurt buries himself in work, finding it easier to be celibate, and using beautiful women as a cover to hide behind. Sasha has spent the past five years rebelling against his parents’ attempt to control his life by living a wild lifestyle, and building a reputation as a playboy celebrity that the media and the public known as “Silver’. Tired of living in the limelight as fodder for paparazzi and tabloids, he finds the perfect place to hide after Kurt rescues him from a man who had drugged hid drink. Kurt has no idea who Sasha really is, and offers him a place to stay when Sasha tells Kurt that he’s an actor who has been thrown out of his apartment, and has nowhere to go. Will their growing relationship survive when Kurt finds out who Sasha really is?
This is a character driven story with a smooth plot flow. The characters have problems that are all too common and this makes them genuine, complex, and three dimensional. We get a great backstory that shows where the characters come from, and how the past has affected their present. The men are sexy, and the sex is hot, passionate, and VERY imaginative without being tacky. The author’s writing style is clean, easy to understand, and to the point. I love the way the author shows how all too often, people hide who they really are, and let other people’s perception define how they live their lives. Although a major misunderstanding threatens the relationship, the story does have a HEA ending. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this story, and would definitely encourage you to check it out for yourself.
Behind Every Cloud was given FIVE sweet peas!!!

Thank you :)

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Fantastic Review for Behind Every Cloud!

I've just read a review for Behind Every Cloud, written by Top 2 Bottom Reviews. Makes my long hours sitting in front of a computer all worth it. It's nice to know I sometimes get it right.

I’ve read several books by Penny Brandon and I’ve enjoyed them all. Her writing is a good mixture of lightness and angst, which balances out her stories and makes them highly addictive to read. The blurb does an excellent job at describing the story, so I won’t rehash a lot of it. Instead, I thought I’d talk about why I liked this book and why I recommend it.
When the book begins, I mistakenly thought that one of our heroes, Kurt, was going to be a jerk. He’s a successful businessman and has been a serial dater for the past couple of years. But as the story progressed, I began to quickly see that I was incorrect about my assumption of him. Kurt loves his sister and when their parents died, he raised her during most of her teenage years. Feeling very responsible for her and hoping to help her get past the pain and loss of losing their parents at such a young age, Kurt makes a selfless/foolish promise to her, and because of it, has been denying his sexuality and his attraction to other men. What I really liked about Kurt is: although he is a workaholic, he’s a genuinely nice guy. He’s kind, protective, and intelligent and often puts others before himself. He was one of those characters where I really wanted the “nice guy to finish first”.
There is also more to Sasha than meets the eye. When they first meet, Kurt literally saves him (you’ll have to read what he saves him from) and he’s a bit of a mystery. But we quickly find out that Sasha has reputation as a party-goer as well as being a player. He’s made some very bad decisions, and because of who is parents are, Sasha has been in the gossip magazines and spotlight for some time. When Sasha realizes that Kurt doesn’t recognize him, he feels like he actually has a chance of having someone actually like him for who he is, and not his rich, spoiled bad-boy image. Sasha ended up being a likeable, sexy man who was definitely meant to be with Kurt.
I liked that Kurt and Sasha brought out the best in each other. Sasha is able to be himself around Kurt and think of someone else other than just himself and Kurt actually begins to relax a little and put his own needs first. I thought they were very well matched and I enjoyed watching them get to know each other and truly fall in love. Plus, the sexual chemistry between these two men. Whew! The sex between them practically heated up my e-reader it was so hot!!
The reason why this is not a five star read for me was: I thought the ending was a little abrupt. Now don’t get me wrong, it has a very happy ending, I just thought the conflict between the characters was wrapped up a little too quickly. But having said this, I still loved the book and highly enjoyed reading every minute of it.
If you’re looking for a well-written romance with plenty of sizzling sex and a love between two sexy men, then Behind Every Cloud is definitely a book to consider. I’m looking forward to reading more by Ms. Brandon in the future, and hope one day, she’ll revisit these characters again.
Highly Recommended!
Reviewed By: Gabbi

Thanks Gabbi. I definitely have more in mind for Kurt and Sasha!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Behind Every Cloud is on the ARE best sellers list!

I've just been notified that Behind Every Cloud is on the All Romance E-books best sellers list! I'm doing a little dance. Click on the word link to get to their page.