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Dirty Thirty with Ainslie Paton

Give us 30 quick facts about you! And go!

 

    1. Favorite color?

    All the shades of blue

    1. Prefered flavour of ice cream?

    Burnt fig, honeycomb and caramel. It’s real, people. It’s awesome.

    1. V. show you could watch over and over?

    I’m one and done with TV shows, also books and movies. I know, I know. I’m a freak.

    1. Movie you hated but everyone else loved?

    Takes quite a bit for me to “hate” something. I reserve it for truly hateful things.

    1. Favorite book as a child?

    Black Beauty – even though it was so sad!

    1. What do you like on your pizza?

    Anything except olives – shudder

    1. How do you take your coffee?

    In cappuccino form, often

    1. What’s your favorite holiday or season?

    Summertime

    1. Do you have a nickname?

    Not that I’m aware of. Now you’ve made me worry

    1. What’s your go to candy choice?

    Anything covered in chocolate

    1. Best advice you ever received?

    Eat the elephant one bite at a time

    1. Worst advice you ever got?

    Anytime someone tries to give me a recipe. I am a kitchen disaster. They’ll say, it’s

    easy and I’ll think of what can end up on the ceiling.

    1. Something you always say?

    Get off that, closely followed by get down but not in a jivey way. Cats, man.

    1. Name a pet peeve of yours.

    Telesales calls. The fact that a food truck drives past my street every day but does

    not stop. It’s just cruel

    1. What are you currently reading?

    There are hundreds of books I should be reading but I’m in a giant slump. Haven’t

    stopped buying books though

    1. What was the best gift you ever received?

    A 1967 red Toyota Corona that had been dumped by the owner. He said if you can tow

    it, you can have it. I towed it. I later sank it in a flood but that’s a whole other story.

    1. If you could go anywhere right now, where would it be?

    Somewhere lush and tropical with a poolside cabana reserved in my name and no

    interruptions, except for food and massages

    1. Are you a morning person or a night owl?

    Give me the darkness

    1. Do you write full time?

    I wish. I do write my day job though. Some of it would put you to sleep worse than my

    fiction.

    1. Name one of your hobbies.

    Pilates, it keeps me strong and reminds me to breathe

    1. Do you have any pets? Names?

    I have two Main Coon cats. Harley and Rose. They’re brother and sister.

    1. Do your family/friends know you write?

    My family do not know. Shhh!

    1. Who’s your author idol?

    So many awesome writers. I’m currently fascinated by Sarina Bowen and Talia

    Hibbert.

    1. What would you say to them if you had the chance to meet them?

    Please be my friend.  And then I’d try not to be pathetic.

    1. Favorite reading genre?

    Contemporary

    1. Least favorite reading genre?

    Cosy mystery

    1. Favorite board or card game?

    Poker – five card

    1. Name something you regret not saying or doing.

    I’d like to have travelled more when I was younger

    1. How many books have you read?

    It’s never occurred to me to count them.  Let’s go with oodles and oodles. Mill-oodles.

    1. What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done?

    Decided to write my first book. What was I thinking?  And then I kept doing it.

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Finley Cartwright is the queen of lost causes. That’s why she’s standing on a barstool trying to convince Friday night drinkers to donate money to a failing charity. Hitting on the guy on the next stool wasn’t part of her plan. Still, hot but grumpy venture capitalist Caleb Sherwood might just be her ticket to success.

Professional grifter and modern-day Robin Hood, Cal Sherwood is looking for a partner for a long con. Sexy Fin, doing her best Marilyn Monroe act for her cause, has the necessary qualifications. By the time he cuts her free, her charity would be thriving, and she’d have helped him charm billions out of arrogant, gullible marks to fund his social justice causes.

But just when he thinks he’s about to pull off the best con ever, his feisty new partner gets the upper hand.

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Authors After Dark with Lexi Post

Let’s learn a little more about ya!

 

  1. What’s your favorite guilty pleasure? That would have to be lying in the sun. I know it’s bad for me, but it feels good and it puts me in the best mood. Besides, I’m able to come up with great ideas and scenes for my books while I’m soaking up the sun! That counts as work, right?
  2. If you could kiss anyone in the world, who would it be? Hmm, my husband is a seriously good kisser, so that’s a tough one. Now if I wasn’t married, and the man wasn’t married, I’d have a list. Only good guys would be on my list: Hugh Jackman (that face!), Dwayne Johnson (that body!), Josh Turner (that voice!)
  3. You’ve got unlimited funds, where would you go, and who would you bring? Of course I would bring my husband and I’d ask my sister and her family if any of them would like to come with us. I’d want to go to Australia and New Zealand as I haven’t been there yet and my sister would love to see the Hobbit shire from Lord of the Rings.
  4. Give us your favorite quote from a movie, include a gif if you’d like! Oh fun! Let’s see the first one that comes to mind is…Well, I love paranormal characters and action and fighting the good fight, so of course my favorite line would have to come from an Avengers movie. I think I love this line so much because it was so unexpected in such a serious situation that I burst out laughing. The whole idea of having unexpected humor in a tense situation is something I love. So yes, in the first Avengers movie when Thor is defending Loki because he is his brother and the Black Widow points out to him that Loki just killed 80 people in two days. I cracked up when Thor said “He’s adopted?” https://media.giphy.com/media/IZR8AEV9dWHhm/giphy.gif
  5. What was your least favorite part about writing this book and why? How did you get over it? That was probably explaining Time Weavers, Inc. I wanted to dribble the information about the agency a little at a time, but beta readers wanted more up front. So I front loaded it a bit because I wanted to be sure readers understood this wasn’t a typical time travel, but more of a paranormal secret agency type story. As far as I’m concerned, if a reader wants it, then I’m happy to oblige, LOL.
  6. What’s the naughtiest or funniest line in the book? Share it with us! Maybe not the naughtiest, though what’s going on is definitely naughty: He stilled, wanting her to crave him as much as he craved her. “Are ye sure ye want this? Want me?” Sigh. I love this about the big guy.
  7. Who inspired the hero? Oh, Torr was definitely an amalgamation of a couple men. I pictured a larger than life man, as in seriously large, like Dwayne Johnson, but with the face and hair of Joe Lando from when he played Sully in Dr. Quinn, but with his hair having a strong tint of red in it. Then again, Torr has a slightly crooked nose thanks to a break when he was younger. I didn’t want him to be too perfect. He crosses his arms whenever he’s thinking, so this could be him.
  8. What’s one thing on your browser history the government would flag? Or would you have your best friend delete it in case of death? I’m sure the government would ignore the sites I have bookmarked regarding weapons of war and torture since most of those sites are historical, but I’d have to have my best friend delete the menage positions and sex toy sites that I used for other books. No really, they were research for books.
  9. Name the craziest thing you’ve ever done. Were handcuffs involved? We’re not judging ;). The craziest? Hmm, let’s go with the craziest I’ll admit to. I stayed at a nude resort. Yup. Of course, it was all in the name of research (cough, cough).
  10. Favorite TV show hero or heroine? And why? That would have to be Duncan MacLeod as played by Adrian Paul in the Highlander TV series. Not only was he eye-candy, but his character was protective, strong, skilled, vulnerable, and sexy. That to me is the whole package.
  11. If we Googled your name what would we see? You do know I just had to Google my name to see what I would find. It’s almost exclusively my books. With a few other items when a person named Lexi “posts” something. In the images, it is myself and my books and as I scrolled farther down I saw a lot of much younger Lexi’s.
  12. You have multiple personalities, describe some of them. Hey, who told? Let’s see, there is the introverted writer who leaves the house about once a week. Then there’s the extroverted hat-wearing author who just loves talking with readers! There is also the professor. Yes, I still teach English at the college level on a part-time basis. There’s also the life-long dancer who can’t listen to music without moving. Of course, there is the cat loving, tea drinking, ice cream eating personal Lexi, as well as the totally head-over-heels in love with her husband, Lexi. I could go on, but I’d rather not bore you (or reveal too much!).

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For fans of sexy Scottish Highlanders who know how to treat a woman like a lady.

When someone changes history, affecting the future, Diana Montgomery, the most experienced agent of Time Weavers, Inc., travels back to 1306 Scotland to change it back. Her mission, to find the culprit and ensure a minor clan chief dies in battle as he originally had.

Diana is well-prepared to infiltrate the small MacPherson clan. What she’s not prepared for is Torr MacPherson, the ruggedly handsome warrior with a kind heart and a steadfast loyalty—the Laird she’s supposed to ensure dies.

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Dirty Thirty with Tee O’Fallon

Give us 30 quick facts about you! And go!

  1. Favorite color? Purple
  2. Prefered flavour of ice cream? Cookies ’n’ Cream
  3. V. show you could watch over and over? Buffy the Vampire Slayer – that show cracked me up
  4. Movie you hated but everyone else loved? A Christmas Story. I know, I know, I’m a Scrooge, right?
  5. Favorite book as a child? The Black Stallion, by Walter Farley
  6. What do you like on your pizza? Sausage, mushrooms, and onions
  7. How do you take your coffee? 1% milk, light on the sugar. Unless it’s cappucino, in that case let the raw sugar flow!
  8. What’s your favorite holiday or season? Spring, because I love gardening and all the bulbs are just taking off.
  9. Do you have a nickname? “Stretch”. ’Cuz I’m only five-one. It’s an office joke. And I call all the six-foot-six guys “Shorty”
  10. What’s your go to candy choice? Chocolate-caramels
  11. Best advice you ever received? Kiss your husband goodnight every night, even if you are fighting.
  12. Worst advice you ever got? Don’t read too much or it will make you go blind. Seriously. Someone said that to me.
  13. Something you always say? “You got this.” Not that this is a new phrase or anything, but I find that so many people either don’t believe in themselves, or struggle with something to the point where it drives them crazy. All it takes to be supportive of friends and family is to know when to say: “You got this!” And sometimes that’s all they need to hear to go for it. Whatever “it” is.
  14. Name a pet peeve of yours. Toilet seat left up. Absolutely. Working in an office full of men, it happens all the time. Like, every time I walk in there! Of course the guys probably have the same complaint about me leaving the seat down. Oh well. There’s no good solution here for me.
  15. What are you currently reading? Rya Stone’s Caught Up
  16. What was the best gift you ever received? A fishing rod for Christmas. Really. I was seventeen and dating a guy so thoughtful, he wanted to get the perfect gift for a girl who liked to fish. He also gave me a necklace the following year for my birthday. Not bad.
  17. If you could go anywhere right now, where would it be? My first thought was Hawaii or the Florida Keys, but then I thought…puppies…so maybe a dog shelter.
  18. Are you a morning person or a night owl? Night owl
  19. Do you write full time?
  20. Name one of your hobbies. Cooking
  21. Do you have any pets? Names? Currently pet-defiicient, but I want puppies in the worst way.
  22. Do your family/friends know you write? My family does, as do my closest friends. I kinda keep it on the down-low.
  23. Who’s your author idol? Linda Howard
  24. What would you say to them if you had the chance to meet them? Without a doubt, I would tell Ms. Howard what an amazing job she did writing Tricks (a Golden retriever) into Troublemaker. That dog was awesome! Truly, the dog was a third main character, equal to the hero and heroine for top billing.
  25. Favorite reading genre? Romantic suspense
  26. Least favorite reading genre? I don’t read much in the way of horror stories, although I did like the Amityville Horror.
  27. Favorite board or card game? Monopoly for the board game, Five Card Stud for cards.
  28. Name something you regret not saying or doing. Easiest question to answer. I regret not becoming a K-9 officer. Having a dog for a partner would have been outstanding!
  29. How many books have you read? In my entire life? Who knows? Not me. I was always the one in grade school with the tallest stack of books, so hundreds certainly. A thousand???
  30. What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done? Taken “For Sale” signs and moved them to different houses. When I was much, much younger, of course, and during a bachelorette party.

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CIA K-9 officer Sgt. Matt Connors suspects that beneath Trista’s uptight appearance, there’s a sexy woman itching to cut loose. But he doesn’t dare act on his attraction. He’s a loner and always will be. Keeping away from Trista is a must-do directive. Until he doesn’t have a choice…

During a routine assignment, Trista stumbles across a cryptic exchange. She doesn’t think much of it…until someone tries to murder her—twice. Both times, Matt had been there to save her. But now she has to hide. And her new bodyguard, Matt, and his K-9 are the only hope she has against the powerful forces that want her dead

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