Theresa Stillwagon

July 2012 Book Reviews

Make Me Stay by Ella Jade received

4 hearts from Romance Book Scene
"If you've ever thought of reading a book to learn what BDSM is all about from a romance book prospective, this book just might be a good start as the author works with her lead characters to understand their own feelings on the subject."

a rating of 4 from Proserpine Craving Books
"This was my first story by the talented Ella Jade and it will not be the last! Great, sensual and lovely short BDSM story."

4 spiders from Close Encounters with the Night Kind
"This was an excellent short read!"

4.5 Blue Ribbons from Romance Junkies
"Ella Jade tells Cade and Gracie's story with a lot of compassion, heart and definitely passion."

5 books from Reviews By Molly
"I absolutely adored this book! Not just because it was filled with hot passionate sexual encounters, but because I really loved and adored the characters. Ms. Jade chiseled her characters to be complex and believable, and they quickly work their way into your heart!"

5 stars from Picked by Poison
"Excellent chemistry and characters who sizzle on the pages!"

A Gift of The Darkest Magic by Ashlynn Monroe received

4 spiders from Close Encounters with the Night Kind
"This one is definitely a switch up from the usual vampire reads. I liked it."

4 stars from Book Travels
"I liked the book and the sex scenes were pleasurable."

Accidental Love by Lacey Wolfe

You Gotta Read Reviews says it's "…entertaining and fun"

The Dressmaker’s Dilemma by Theresa Stillwagon received

a rating of B+ from Reading Reality
"The second book in Theresa Stillwagon's Winter Creek, Montana Series is more ghostly, more suspenseful, more dangerous, and therefore, more fun."

Just One More by Stephanie Beck received

4 stars from Book Travels
"I enjoyed this book and it's more than just sex and hot scenes, the family is very important and I liked how they handled some actions from close minded persons. It's a different style of life and the made it work, very nice."

Love to Read Romance says: "This is a great book!"

Crossfire of Love by Ella Jade received

4.5 kisses from Two Lips Reviews
"Ella Jade has created a wonderful story"

Free eBook – At the Beach, Volume 2

We are happy to announce that At the Beach, Volume 2 is now available for free download!

Anticipation by Pepper Anthony
With summer still months away, Ashley finds a creative way to bring the sexy magic of the seashore home to her man. Ryan is more than ready to play along with Ashley's erotic game, and he just might have a surprise of his own to share with her.

Sacred Sands by Jaye Shields
Archaeologist Anna Kroskouriaff is about to discover that some ancient myths are, in fact, real. A sensual god from Greek's past is about to prove it to her…and then some.
Warning: flaming hot Greek god on human female sex

The Ghetto Prince by Kaylie Newell
When Ellen Carter discovers that her grandmother is close to losing her home, she seeks help from Daniel Prince, her childhood crush. It's Daniel's wealthy father who is responsible for the predicament Ellen's grandmother finds herself in. Telling herself that Daniel can step in and intervene, she confronts him one starry night aboard his salmon fishing boat, The Ghetto Prince. It's there that Ellen will learn a little more about the dark, sexy fisherman with the Eskimo heritage and fateful last name.

Mr. Right Now by Elise Whyles
Celine Kretall is tired of having no control over her life. She didn't even get to choose her own fiancé. On the night of her engagement party, she slips away to take a walk and ends up meeting a stranger who will show her just how liberating a walk on the beach can be.

Haven Shores by Ella Jade
Rosa Gallo encounters sexy architect Logan Collins while spending her summer at the beach. Initially, Rosa wants nothing to do with Logan, but when she learns he has a dark side, she can't resist. What will Logan do when he finds out Rosa wants to play his game?

Sand, Sun & Sex by Tamaria Soana
Rachael's marriage was a nightmare, and now, with her divorce final, she's eager for a fresh start. She thinks the best way to jump start her life is by having a meaningless one-night stand. The perfect location for her plan to take place is at a bar near her beach house that has a reputation for random hookups. Will her plans for a week of sand, sun, and sex be interrupted when the man she least expects shows up at her door?

Beachfront Encounter by Theresa Stillwagon
Tessa Browning has always been able to read her twin brother's thoughts. But after he died, the only thing she heard was silence until months later when his ghost suddenly started talking to her. At his urging, she makes arrangements to meet his best friend and army buddy, Sergeant Peter Green, at a beach house. According to her brother, the man is perfect for her, and he plans to go AWOL. When she meets Peter she knows her brother was right about both things. Can Tessa find the right words to change his course, or will Peter's misplaced guilt cause him to make the wrong decision?

Content Warning: some stories contain explicit sex

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July 2012 Blog Tours

Join the following Beachwalk Press authors who are on tour this month! Just click the graphic for a listing of the dates and places where you can find them. (Note: I do believe they may be giving away a few copies of some books)





New Releases 05/21/12


Curse of a Dragon's Claim by Ciara Lake
The Forsaken Series, Book 2
Genre(s): Erotic Paranormal Romance
Length: Novel
Price: $5.50

The flame within a dragon warrior's heart awakens Arianna's passion as she begins a journey in which she will discover she's something more than she ever imagined possible.

The realm of the dragons is a world of magic, danger, and mystery. For centuries they've been at war with the vampires, but now the two enemies must work together to save all immortals, and the mortals they co-exist with, from an ancient evil. In order to do so, they need the help of the Forsaken, descendants of immortals who were cast out into the human realm, their memories wiped clean of their true heritage.

Clayne MacDagon is a powerful dragon warrior who is sent on a mission to find one of the Forsaken. Although he's told that this woman is his fated mate, he can't believe it could possibly be true. Arianna Mergliano possesses both dragon and vampire blood, and Clayne has an intense hatred for anything even remotely related to vampires, the evil beings who were responsible for his beloved twin's death.

When Arianna meets Clayne, she's convinced that the man is insane, or maybe he's a warlock or even the devil himself, but whichever it is, she wants nothing to do with him.

Clayne knows he can't fail at his mission. And once he meets Arianna he also knows that what he's been told is true—she is, ironically, his intended mate.

Convincing her to accept him is only the beginning. He has to protect her from those who might want her dead. Together, they must face the shadows and evil that have long plagued the immortal realms and find a way to survive the coming war.

Content Warning: graphic sex, some violence

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The Dressmaker's Dilemma by Theresa Stillwagon
Winter Creek, Montana Series, Book 2
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Length: Novel
Price: $5.50

A ghost from Barb's past is an ever-present reminder that she’s not good mother material, so what happens when she falls for a man with a ready-made family?

Barb Grant is the resident dressmaker for Winter Creek, an old ghost town that's being rebuilt. But the town ghosts aren't the main thing that's causing Barb trouble. It's the pre-teen girl who suddenly decides she would make a good substitute mother. And the girl's father.

Wyatt Campbell has been the bane of Barb's existence since their first meeting. One minute the cowboy is pissing her off thoroughly, but then the next moment she's wanting to rip his clothes off and make love to him. When rumors start flying that he's a horrible lover, she can’t believe they could possibly be true. How could a man who can evoke so much passion be a bad lover? Her need to know the truth is the only reason she says "yes" to his date request. Her plan—have sex with him and then say goodbye.

Unfortunately, Wyatt has other plans. He wants a real relationship. But he comes with a ready-made family, and that scares Barb. A ghost from her own past keeps reminding her that she's not good mother material. She's made mistakes, mistakes that resulted in a child's life ending, and she can't ever forget that.

Could Wyatt be the one man capable of getting past her barriers? Or will Barb's past forever affect her life?

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At the Beach, Round 2!


Our first At the Beach series was so successful that we're doing a round 2, and it starts today!

Just like the first one, each author will be posting a micro-novel at their own blog. Once a week they'll post 100-500 words of the book until it is complete.

When all the stories are done, they'll be combined into a single download, which will be available for free here at the Beachwalk Press website.

The participating authors are listed below, along with the titles of their stories, the days they will be posting, and the links for where you can find the posts.

We hope you'll join our authors on this new and exciting adventure!

*Sacred Sand by Jaye Shields – Initial post Wednesday, May 2nd; will be posting on Wednesdays
http://spicyauthors.blogspot.com/

*The Ghetto Prince by Kaylie Newell – Initial post Friday, May 4th; will be posting on Fridays
http://kaylienewell.com

*Anticipation by Pepper Anthony – Initial post Friday, May 4th; will be posting on Fridays
http://www.pepperanthony.com/

*Haven Shores by Ella Jade – Initial post Saturday, May 5th; will be posting on Saturdays.
http://ellajadeauthor.blogspot.com/

*Sand, Sun & Sex by Tamaria Soana – Initial post Sunday, May 6th; will be posting on Sundays
http://tamariasoana.blogspot.com/

*Beachfront Encounter by Theresa Stillwagon – Initial post Monday, May 7th; will be posting on Mondays
http://tstillwagon.wordpress.com/

*Mr. Right Now by Elise Whyles – Initial post Monday, May 7th; will be posting on Mondays
http://elisewhyles.blogspot.com/

Free eBook

We are happy to announce that At the Beach, Volume 1 is now available for free download!

A collection of short stories by various Beachwalk Press authors

Waves of Change by Ella Jade
Accomplished photographer and artist Ally Nicholas finds herself alone at her beach house trying to move on from her husband's death. She fills her days by the ocean, secretly sketching the attractive lifeguard who fuels her nightly fantasies. What happens when the object of her inspiration knocks on her door one evening? Will she give into temptation?

Waves of Desire by Tamaria Soana
After four years of marriage, Brenda can feel everything she and Blake once had slowly slipping away. After a long conversation they decide to take some time to reconnect and book a mini-vacation at a beach resort. Will their time at the beach bring back the waves of desire they once felt for one another?

An Unplanned Rendezvous by Theresa Stillwagon
While on vacation at the beach with her best friend, Annie unexpectedly runs into Luke, a man from her past that she never wanted to see again. He looks way too good for her peace of mind, and his arrival brings up old feelings she's spent years trying to forget. She wants nothing to do with him, but this time he's not giving her the chance to run away. Three years ago Annie made the biggest mistake of her life. Is history about to repeat itself?

Forget Me Not by Lacey Wolfe
After being stood up yet again, Jenny decides to give up on trying to find love. But just as she swears off men, her high school sweetheart returns from his tour of duty and he wants to see her. Eight years ago Nick left without a word, breaking Jenny's heart. Can she find it in her to forgive him?

Content Warning: some stories contain explicit sex

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Print Books

While Beachwalk Press is, and will always, primarily be an ePublisher, we do realize that there are still a lot of readers who prefer print books, so with that in mind, we are happy to announce that we will be releasing print editions of select titles. Please watch our website for further information. Our first print books will be:

At the Beach series by the Beachwalk Press authors


Starting tomorrow, some of the amazing authors of Beachwalk Press are doing a round-robin storytelling tour.

Each author will be posting a micro-novel at their own blog. Once a week they'll post 100-500 words of the book until it is complete.

When all the stories are done, they'll be combined into a single download, which will be available for free here at the Beachwalk Press website.

Here is a schedule with links for where you can find the stories and the dates they will begin posting:

1/5/12 – Patricia Bates
1/6/12 – Lacey Wolfe
1/7/12 – Tamaria Soana
1/8/12 – Ella Jade
1/9/12 – Theresa Stillwagon
1/15/12 – Kaylie Newell

We hope you'll join our authors on this new and exciting adventure!

Halloween Q&A With Beachwalk Press Authors

What is your favorite Halloween movie?

Ashlynn Monroe: The Lost Boys (It's not Halloween themed but it's perfect)

Lacey Wolfe: I'm not much of a scary movie person, but I like true stories. I want to know that this really happened. It scares me just a little more that way.

Stephanie Beck: I don't have one. Most Halloween movies are scary and I don't do scary movies.

Kaylie Newell: I love anything cheesy from the 80's. Right now, I’m a big fan of The Fog. I also love The 'Burbs. Even though it’s not specifically a Halloween movie, it’s Halloweenish and I always watch it this time of year. Who wouldn’t love Bruce Dern in his undies? (Okay, maybe not everyone.)

Ella Jade: I'm going to go with the original Halloween with Jamie Lee Curtis. I can remember watching that when I was a teenager at sleepovers. Michael Myers was extremely scary, and I think I may have even turned down some babysitting jobs after seeing that one. I was too scared to be in a house alone, especially when the kids went to bed.

Tabitha Rayne: The ultimate any time movie for me, but Halloween especially, is Donnie Darko—amazing!

Theresa Stillwagon: The original Halloween movie with Jaime Lee Curtis

 
What is your favorite Halloween candy?

Ashlynn Monroe: Twizzlers! The best part is I'm the only one I know who likes them so I get them from a ton of people the day after Halloween.

Lacey Wolfe: Dark chocolate Milky Ways…anything chocolate really :)

Stephanie Beck: Mmmmm, peanut butter cups.

Kaylie Newell: Candy Corn!

Ella Jade: Yeah, it doesn't have to be Halloween. lol I like Raisinets and Chunky's. These are my must haves when I go to the movies.

Tabitha Rayne: Astro Belts—long flat red straps coated with very sour sherbet. Ohh, my mouth is watering!

Theresa Stillwagon: Candy Corn

 
Your favorite Halloween costume?

Ashlynn Monroe: The year my daughter was three I found us matching Renaissance style princess costumes. That was so fun, and she was still at the age that dressing like me was cool. (She's a tween now so I miss those days!)

Lacey Wolfe: My favorite costume is when I dressed as a dead prom queen. I looked gruesome. I like the scary costumes.

Stephanie Beck: I love seeing little girls as pretty fairies. I prefer to dress as the mother of whatever my kids decide to be.

Kaylie Newell: I think my favorite was when I was a bottle of Elmer’s Glue in fifth grade. That was awesome.

Ella Jade: When I was a senior in high school I was Elvira. If you don't know who she was, google her, she was cool. I had the long black wig and the coolest black stilettos. I loved that costume. I totally thought I was the Mistress of the Dark.

Tabitha Rayne: I like looking ultra scary with black robes and a skeleton face—on stilts if possible (only very small ones, since I'm accident prone)

Theresa Stillwagon: A serving girl costume from the middle ages

 
What are your plans for this Halloween?

Ashlynn Monroe: Take the kids trick-or-treating, grab subs from the Cousin's sandwich shop (two for one on Halloween–yay!), then curl up with a good paranormal romance.

Lacey Wolfe: I have two children, and we live in the middle of nowhere so trick-or-treating is really scarce around here. We will probably do a few houses near us and then maybe some crafts here at home.

Stephanie Beck: I plan to take my kids trick-or-treating and hopefully be home 'checking' their candy by nine o'clock.

Kaylie Newell: We’ll be taking the little ones trick-or-treating at a friend’s house. It’s pretty fun. We always have spaghetti and meatballs, and apple crisp for dessert. And of course, we’ll be sneaking candy from the kids' sacks as well.

Ella Jade: We take the kids trick-or-treating every year and then we come back to our house and order pizza. It’s been a tradition for many years. My boys have several cousins so it’s like a mini-Halloween party. They trade candy and eat my decorative Halloween cupcakes.

This year my boys are still in mourning over the Phillies not making the World Series (they were ready for a parade, lol), so they are keeping the spirit alive. One is going to be Carlos Ruiz and the other Shane Victorino. Gotta love their enthusiasm.

Tabitha Rayne: I’m taking part in Whipped Cream / Goddess Fish Haunting Halloween Blog Fest (http://www.longandshortreviews.com/promo.htm) and I will be a scary storyteller at a spooky party.

Theresa Stillwagon: Not much. We're moving into a new apartment on the first of November, hopefully. Going to be pulling stuff out of storage.

 
Jack-O-Lantern: friendly/funny face or scary one?

Ashlynn Monroe: I love the scary ones. One year I did the headless horseman and it was so cool it was the only one on the block the kids didn't smash lol. I took the fact that they spared it as the highest of compliments.

Lacey Wolfe: We usually have one with a funny face. The other we let the kids draw on and then we carve it.

Stephanie Beck: Friendly and funny jack-o-lanterns are nice, but the classic triangle eyes and jagged mouths will always be my favorites.

Kaylie Newell: Friendly/funny. I usually give my pumpkin crooked teeth and crossed eyes. And yes, mine is usually the first one the neighborhood teenagers decide to throw into the street on November 1st.

Ella Jade: Scary! It's Halloween!!! I'm all about spooky! This year I'm trying to get my husband to do one with an intricate spider web with the word "Wicked" intertwined. We'll see…

Tabitha Rayne: Scary!

Theresa Stillwagon: friendly

 

 

Author Spotlight – Theresa Stillwagon

1) What is your writing schedule like?
My writing schedule is based on my husband’s work schedule. He works, I write. When he leaves in the morning, I usually get a cup of coffee and start writing. I stay at it until an hour or so before he’s due home. This works out well.

2) What type of environment do you prefer when you write? (ie complete silence, background music, etc)
I need complete silence, and I need to be in a closed off room without any windows. I tried to write outside a few times, but I couldn’t get any writing done because I was too busy watching the people going by. I’m easily distracted.

3) Are you plotter or a pantser?
I’m a bit in between. I can’t start writing until I’m comfortable with the lead characters and have a clear picture of how the book will begin and end. Of course, the ending always changes. Sometimes so does the beginning. While writing the middle, I tend to stop writing and ‘talk’ to my characters. I usually know what’s going to happen a few scenes ahead.

4) Is there a genre you’ve never written, but you would like to try writing?
I’m fascinated with Steampunk.

5) What advice would you give to a new writer?
Write. Just write. And read a lot of books, of every genre. But the best advice I could give is believe in yourself. If you want to write, write. Don’t let anyone talk you out of it.

6) Have you ever had writer’s block? If so, what do you do about it?
Oh, yes. I’ve gotten blocked in the middle of every book I’ve ever written. I know it’s going to happen so I allow myself the time to recharge. I’ll go for a walk and have a conversation with my characters. Eventually I’ll find the reason for the block and start writing again. If that’s taking too much time, I usually start working on another book. I have about four I’ve started but never finished.

7) What’s your favorite way to procrastinate?
I play this online game called My Free Farm in between doing promo stuff on Twitter and Facebook.

8 ) Chocolate or vanilla, coffee or tea, Coke or Pepsi, dogs or cats, sunrises or sunsets?
Chocolate (of course), coffee, Pepsi, cats (got two of them), sunrises

9) What’s your biggest pet peeve?
I really dislike people who can’t seem to live without their cell phones. Especially while driving or while I’m eating. They’re loud and rude. And stupid sometimes. You never know who might be listening.

10) Give us some links where we can find you, please.
www.TheresaStillwagon.webs.com
www.tstillwagon.wordpress.com
www.twitter.com/tstillwagon
www.facebook.com/pages/Theresa-Stillwagon-Author/188463401201367

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