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April Swag Giveaway Post

Hey everyone! It’s that time again at Literary Lagniappe. And first up, congrats are in order for our March winner – Laurel! And now onto the good stuff – if you’re not familiar, each month, we’ll be conducting a swag giveaway. All you have to do to enter, is to comment on each new guest post this month. Each time you comment, you’ll earn an entry. Want more ways to enter? Follow our Rafflecopter link and earn even more entries that way – you can earn 10 entries each day for Tweeting about the giveaway. Want to know some of the things you’ll be entering for the month of April? (Psstt…there will be some surprise extras thrown in that you don’t see pictured here. One of which will be a Panera gift certificate courtesy of Sara Brookes!)

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Authors, if you’re interested in adding to next month’s swag giveaway, drop us an email!


Plotter or Pantser by Kacey Hammell


It’s a question I’ve asked myself a million times since writing my first story! And I’m sure I am not the only writer to question routine, outlines, or the thought process.

With each story it seems that I can do both. Some stories I don’t plan out, just sit down and fly by the seat of my pants and let the characters lead me. Other stories, the longer pieces, I need the outline and long, detailed notes.

However, even when I do the spreadsheet/hand-written notes right down the sparkling eye color of the characters…sometimes even that outline gets tossed. I don’t know what it is – the voices or just my mind fast at work – but there have been times when I’m absolutely certain the direction of the story, then POW…

Like a harsh right upper-cut, the story or an aspect of the characters comes out of nowhere and I feel like I’m scrambling and wondering … WTH!! I take a moment, calm down and let the characters continue to lead, but when finished the story, it’s like I surface from the Twilight Zone of confusion and OMGs, because some things just surprise me.PM_InthePagesDesigns

So I have learned that no matter the long notes for each story, those minute details – many of which will still remain – I’ve accepted that I’m just a vessel for these stories. I write them with a direction in mind but have acquiesced to the fact…I am in control of nothing! LOL The characters/story will move in the direction that it wants to and I can’t impede it in any way. I have to allow everything to fall into place as it should. It’s the best way, the most honest I can be to the process and how the story wants to be told.

I’m not the only writer to experience this…right? *searches the room*




Kacey Hammell

Contemporary Erotic Romance

Quickie Short Story

ISBN # 9781419945007


Releases April 30th at Ellora’s Cave


From zero to sixty … no amount of braking will stop this crash course with love.

Race car driver Lark Stevens agrees to help a close friend prove that paybacks can be a bitch. But what she doesn’t expect is to fall in lust with her mark. Or is he who she thinks he is?

Set on her mission, Lark assumes the mystery man who amps up the heat and pushes her heart into overdrive is her intended target. And once they connect, getting even is the last thing on her mind.

As the heat smolders and revs from zero to sixty in mere seconds, Lark realizes she’s on a crash course with love that no amount of braking will stop.

Inside Scoop:  No holds barred sexual teasing, dances meant to titillate and push you over the edge, and M/F love scenes to get engines revving.

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About Kacey:


Avid Reader. Romance Author. Redhead…

Canadian-born author Kacey Hammell is definitely a book-a-holic. A romance reader from a young age, she fell in love with happily ever afters.  These days, as a multi-published erotic romance author, she enjoys adding a lot of heat, sass, and emotion to the many genres she writes.


A mom of three, Kacey has made certain each of her children know the value of the written word and the adventures they could escape on by becoming book-a-holics in their own right. She lives her own happily ever after with her perfect hero in Ontario, Canada, and is a true romantic at heart.
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Because Twitter is the Greatest Time Suck Evah – Get Your Geek On

As if Twitter didn’t suck enough of our time (and souls), if you’re a fan of the movie SPEED (hello? Keanu post Bill & Ted days, but pre Matrix badassery…) but have missed out on your fix, fear no more sad panda.

The account started up a few days ago and has since been recreating the movie line by line. Seriously.  This movie is often quoted in our house just because of the sheer number of perfect one-liners it delivers. I’m looking forward to seeing some of my favorites.

Pop quiz, hotshot…



Here’s a pop quiz for you, have you entered our April swag giveaway yet? Time is ticking away like one of Howard’s bombs – just four days left to enter! Just comment on any post (the more your comment, the more entries your receive) and don’t forget about our Rafflecopter chances to earn even more entries!


Interview with the Ryan Brothers by Tamara Hoffa

Hi readers! I’m Tamara Hoffa, the author of the Circle R Ranch series that features the handsome Ryan brothers. They are Tennessee cowboys, ropers, ranchers and a veterinarian too. Please say “HI” boys.

Three blond, blue eyed six foot men slouch on the couch drinking their coffee. They are in their trademark jeans, with dusty boots a cowboy hat or two sitting on a knee.

Chance: Hi ladies, it’s nice to be here.

Chase: Hello ladies

Chad: darlins’ (tips hat)

Tamara: Thanks for joining me today guys. What are your ladies up to today?

Chance: Mom and James are babysitting and the girls all went for a day at the spa. Then they’re gonna make us take ‘em jukin tonight.

Tamara: Oh, that sounds like fun! How are the babies, Chase?

Chase: Getting’ into frickin’ everything! They just started crawling and I swear you’d think they had five hands a piece. Little Sarah is cute as a June bug, looks just like her momma. Tommy is a mess, he is 100% boy, I think he’ll be a bronco buster or maybe a bull rider.

Chad: I’m gonna tell Sammy you said that. (he sing songs)

Chase slugs him in the shoulder

Tamara: All right, boys, behave! I have another question for you Chase. My friend Natasza Waters wants to know what attracted you to Samantha? She’s older than you, did that bother you?

Chase: You know it really pisses me off when people make such a big deal about Samantha’s age. I don’t think about her being older than me. What attracted me? Hell, everything! She is majorly hot. (His brothers groan) She is sweet and funny and smart…

Chance: Oh p l e a s e, can the love feast! Chase will wax poetic for HOURS about his Sammy!

Chase: That’s because she’s great

Chad: Not as great as my Megs

Tamara: Okay, so let’s talk about Megan for a minute. How are you guys doing? Are there any more little Ryan’s on the way?

Chad: Shit, now you sound like my Ma! No, no babies, yet. Give us a little time. I want to enjoy my wife for a while before I have to share her.

(everyone laughs)

Tamara: So, you said your Mom and James are babysitting. I have had a lot of readers asking if they are together, can you give us any gossip?

Chance: (Clears throat) Well, they have been ‘courting’ you might say. I think there might even be some wedding bells in the future, If Jim has anything to say about it.

Tamara: And how do y’all feel about that?

Chase: I think we’re all happy for them both. Jim’s a good man. He makes Mom happy. So, I guess we won’t kill him… maybe.

(Tamara laughs nervously)

Tamara: Well I hope not. I kinda liked Jim when I wrote him. How about you Chance. How are things at the Ranch?

Chance: Everything is good. The girls are all learning to ride and I’ve been having a ball teaching them. Tyler is doing great on the roping circuit and Carrie has made me the happier than a pig in a poke.

Tamara: So all your issues are resolved now?

Chance: It took a while. If you read our story, you know I had a lot to make up for, but I she’s forgiven me now and I make sure she know every day that I love her.

(The boys make gagging noises)

Tamara: How is Cross’ Christmas Dreams doing, Chase?

Chase: The store is doing great! Sammy is so talented and she finds the best stuff from other local artists too and you should see the homestead, the trees are growing like weeds. We’ll be ready to start cutting trees in another year or so. I love the smell of all the pines when we sit on the front porch at night.

Tamara: Oh, I love the smell of real Christmas trees! I bet that’s wonderful. You won Sammy over with little presents, do you still give her presents?

(Chase blushes and his brothers shove him around on the sofa)

Chase: Not as often, but I still try to surprise her now and again.

Tamara: What was the last thing you surprised her with?

(His blush gets deeper red) Chase: Umm, I don’t reckon I can say in mixed company.

Tamara: Okay! Well… on that note, I think I’ll ask a few short fun questions. Chad, Boxers or briefs?

Chad: Briefs

Tamara: Chance, Top or bottom?

Chance: All of the above and sideways too!

Tamara: Chase, What is the kinkiest thing you’ve ever done?

Chase: Are you serious? If I tell you that Sammy is gonna kill me. Okay, but don’t tell her I told you. Let’s just say it involved ropes and leave it at that.

Chance: TMI, man, TMI

Tamara: Chad, What would be your perfect weekend getaway with Megan?

Chad: I’d love to go to a private island where we could sun bath nekkid and skinny dip and make love on the beach

Tamara: Oooh, can I come?

(Chase barks a laugh)

Chad: Megan doesn’t share

Tamara: That’s not what I meant…

Chance: I’m gonna tell your husband you wanna go skinny dipping with Chad Ms Tamara

Tamara: You better watch it Chance Ryan. Don’t threaten your author, I write your life story you know, you could end up with erectile dysfunction!

Chad/Chase: Whoa, Bro, you’re in trouble now!

As you can see, these boys are a little unruly, but a lot of fun.


Fetching Love is releasing May 2, 2014!


Book Blurb:

Christmas Ornament On A Tree In Front Of The Blue Sea

As a fourteen year old, Megan Malone thought Chad Ryan hung the moon, but the boy of her dreams was already a man. Chad left town for seven years. Now he’s back. He’s the new veterinarian in town and he’s working for her dad, in the Animal clinic that she manages. Never mate a dog from your own kennel, so the saying goes, but…
Chad Ryan is a dog. The skinny little girl who used to trail after him like a lost puppy, is now a beautiful woman. He has no business even noticing. On the heels of a failed relationship, and the beginning of his career, there is no time for love in his life.
A matchmaking mom and dad, a boisterous yellow lab and fate have different plans. When it’s dropped in their path, no dog can resist Fetching Love.

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Author Bio:


Tamara Hoffa lives in central Tennessee, with her husband of 30 years, her three grown children, two grandchildren, 2 dogs, 2 cats and a bunny. Tamara started reading when she was four years old and has rarely been seen without a book at hand since. At home you will usually find her in “nana’s chair” with her kindle, her laptop or one of her precious, precocious grandson’s in her lap. In addition to being an author, Tamara is an editor, a reviewer, a professional reader and runs the SSLY blog with her best friend of over 30 years Beverly Ovalle.  Tamara is proof positive that it’s never too late to reach for your dreams.


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The Dream Cast for Sexy Suitors from Space by Paisley Brown

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While writing Sexy Suitors from Space, I always had Chris Hemsworth in mind as my inspiration for Erich, one of the sexy aliens from the story who lives up in Finland, beyond the Arctic Circle. Here’s the description of him from the story:

I stared into his crystal-blue eyes, surprised by the stranger yet again. He’d removed his scarf and hood, revealing Thor-like features. My clit pulsed, alive for the first time in months. The doppelganger of the only superhero who’d ever turned me on stood less than a foot away, holding my upper arms. I’d give anything to run my hands through his wavy blond hair, kiss along the firm jaw covered with golden stubble, nip at his full lips.

And when Heather (the MC) is trying to learn his name, she and Erich joke about Thor and Chris Hemsworth.

We trekked on without another word, but the silence drove me crazy I wanted to know more about the guy, what made him tick, and how to get him in my bed. First things first. “Hey, what’s your name? Thor, maybe?”

He paused and looked back at me, humor in his eyes. “Thor was the name of my father. Though many say I resemble the Thor you Americans watch in movies. But the man who plays him comes from Australia.” He spread his arms out. “He could never handle this much snow.”

I smiled at his deep chuckle. God, I want him. “So, what is your name?”

“Ay-rik.” He bowed, one hand out and the other holding his chest. “Spelled E-R-I-C-H.”

“Erich, I like it. Now I know what to call you in my fantasies.”

As for Erich’s brother Alek, he is literally a darker version of Chris Hemsworth. No, not like Liam or Luke. An exact replica of Chris, but with darker and shorter hair. I’m sure Chris could play two characters in a movie. He wouldn’t be the first actor to do it. Though that might be difficult during the scenes with intercourse. Meet Alek:

A throat cleared behind me.

Spinning around in my chair, I came face-to-groin with a bear, or rather, a large man dressed entirely in black. Curly, dark locks hung across his forehead and black stubble highlighted his hard jawline. But it was his blue eyes that drew my attention. He’s not Erich, but they sure grow them big and sexy around here.

“Ms. Chambers?”

All the women around me cackled as he said my name. “She’s Glenda’s granddaughter,” they whispered. As if that meant something.

I nodded at the man, curiosity shoving away all my dreariness.

“I’m Alek, Erich’s brother.” His voice was even deeper than his brother’s, with a heavier accent. “He asked me to escort you to the sauna when you are finished with your meal.”

As for the main character, Heather, I imagined myself in her position while writing the story. Why not? *wink* But, if I had to pick, I would choose Kate Beckinsale.

Book Blurb 


A vacation to the far North…

Heather is gifted a week away at a resort in the Arctic Circle by her grandmother, a chance to finally move on after finding her fiancé in bed with another woman.

With two Nordic hunks to keep her company…

The two sexy studs make is easy to get over her failed relationship. That is, until they tell her their secret.

Are the two men really extraterrestrials or just a fantasy created by her lonely soul?

Caution: Includes alien probing, anal sex, and a hot MFM ménage.


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Author Bio:

 I’m happily married with a naughty imagination. Sometimes all it takes is a whispered word or a sexy picture to inspire my next tale. My erotica stories may be contemporary, sci-fi, or paranormal, but all of them will leave you wet and panting for more. I also write science fiction romance as Jessica E. Subject.

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April Showers Bring May Flowers by Emily Cale

April is now more than halfway over, which is definitely a good thing. The first half of the month has been killer in terms of the amount of work I’ve been doing. I actually feel like I’m buried in paperwork. No one light a match in my day-job office, because I’m pretty sure even the walls are made out of the piles of paper that have been accumulating. Fortunately, wer’re on the downside of the month now, which means I can start looking forward to May. Why is this important? Because there are a lot of things that are going to make May so much better than April.

  • My birthday. I’m old enough to do whatever I want, but not old enough that it depressed me (yet). Ask me again next year and you might get a different answer.
  • Romantic Times Convention. I get to see all my writing friends in person, making my first trip to New Orleans, and take a whole week off from the day job. It’ll be the first actual vacation I’ve taken in the last year.
  • Moving. I’ll be packing up my apartment and moving to a better one with a view. It’s a little bittersweet, but once all the boxes are taken care of, I’m sure it will be perfect.
  • Extra day off. Memorial Day means that I get an extra day of freedom to do whatever it is that I want to do. Not sure what that is yet, but it might involve a trip out to the coast. Or somewhere more exotic. I haven’t decided yet.

What are you looking forward to?



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