July 31st, 2011
Aspen Mountain Press Fifth Anniversary Blog Tour!

In honor of Aspen Mountain Press’ 5th anniversary, we are having a blog tour with a terrific prize at the end, a Kindle (Wi-Fi, Graphite, 6″ display with the new E-Ink Pearl technology) as our grand prize. I happen to own this same Kindle and I LOVE it. The rules for this blog tour are listed at the bottom of the post and there’s a link to the blog of the terrific Marie Roy, as well. She’s the next stop on this blog tour!

AMP has a special place in my heart because not only did they publish my first erotic romance (Del Fantasma: Texas Tea) but because I was there when the house was pretty much in its infancy. I learned a ton and still write and publish with AMP to this day, though my writing has suffered from various day job and auto accident issues.

Here’s a brief description of the books I have currently available at AMP. If you click the “read more” link, you can read an excerpt and see information on where you can buy that book.

Texas TeaDEL FANTASMA: TEXAS TEAM/F Story
Aspen Mountain Press
ISBN: 978-1-60168-052-50
Genre: Paranormal, Coyote
Sexuality: Male/Female
Series: Coyote Clans, Del Fantasma
Length: Novella
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Photographer Lara Saunders has a lifelong secret – she can see and hear ghosts. When she was rescued from a near drowning by the ghost of a lighthouse keeper, he set her on a mission to document historic lighthouses and the lives of their keepers so they were not forgotten. Now on her third book in the series, Lara has arrived in San Diego to document the Old Point Loma Lighthouse but hasn’t counted on becoming the target Cody Warren, the matchmaking owner of the Del Fantasma bar. Or falling in love with a handsome Park Ranger whose secret is even more strange than her own.


Tort & RetortTORT & RETORTM/F Story
Aspen Mountain Press
ISBN: 978-1-60168-087-7
Genre: Contemporary Erotic
Sexuality: Male/Female
Series: Plain Brown Wrapper
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Ambitious and driven patent law attorney, Gayle Osborne, has a secret. Her power suits and take-no-prisoners attitude hide a passionate nature whose only outlet is reading and reviewing erotic romance. If anyone finds out that she is “Miss Retort,” the snarky and opinionated blogger from the Hits & Misses review blog, she’ll lose everything—her reputation, her clients, her job and, worst of all, her gorgeous mentor and boss, Tyler Monroe.


Giving ThanksGIVING THANKSM/M Story
Aspen Mountain Press
ISBN: 978-1-60168-151-5
Genre: LGBT Contemporary
Sexuality: Male/Male
Series: None
Length: Novella
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It’s another Thanksgiving for lovers Derek and Troy. Another holiday to pretend they are merely platonic roommates in the chaos of Derek’s family celebration. When Derek snaps after one too many confrontations and admits he’s gay, his father disowns him on the spot. It’s going to be a quiet Thanksgiving…or is it?


Gift of the Holly King
GIFT OF THE HOLLY KINGM/F Story
Aspen Mountain Press
ISBN: 978-1-60168-165-2
Genre: Paranormal, Holiday
Sexuality: Male/Female
Series: Holiday Stories, Paranormal
Length: Novella
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Recovering from a near-fatal accident, wiccan priestess Kayleigh Brennan has taken a leave of absence from her job to focus on recovering her health and rediscovering herself. When she discovers an ancient holly tree in a clearing behind her rented bungalow, she catches the full attention of Ilex, the Holly King. As his reign ends for the year and an ice storm moves in, will they lose each other again to the cycles of the year and of life?


Bittersweet
BITTERSWEETM/M Story
Aspen Mountain Press
ISBN: 978-1-60168-234-5
Genre: Contemporary
Sexuality: Male/Male
Series: None
Length: Novella
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Erotic chocolatier Brandon makes all sorts of tempting and tasty creations that celebrate love and sex. Too bad he’s given up on finding love for himself after his last lover told him he wasn’t worthy of a real relationship just before he dumped him.

When David picks up an order of chocolates for his best friend’s wedding, he wonders if the muscular, tattooed Brandon will taste sweet or bittersweet… After David finds out that Brandon is gay, he needs to step up and let the sexy chocolatier know he’s interested, but can he screw up the courage to do it?


Tour Rules:
1) Tour Starts: Monday, August 1, 2011 at Midnight (EST)
Tour Ends: August 7, 2011 at Midnight (EST)

Final Celebration is August 7th from 6pm-11pm (EST) at the AMP Community Loop.

Grand Prize: a Kindle (Wi-Fi, Graphite, 6″ Display with New E-Ink Pearl Technology) is the Grand Prize. Drawing will take place and be announced on August 7, 2011 on the AMP Community Loop at 11pm (EST). Only comments posted before 10pm (EST) on August 7, 2011 are eligible to win the Kindle. Winner will be notified by email on August 8, 2011 if they are not present on the Loop for the announcement.

***Individual winners from author contests will be drawn and posted August 8, 2011 on their individual sites.***

2) Participation at every blog on the tour is not required but the more blogs a person comments on, the more chances they have to win. If a person comments on one blog, they are entered into the Grand Prize Drawing once. If they comment on ten different blogs, they will be entered into the Grand Prize drawing ten times. Only one comment per blog per person will be entered to win the Grand Prize.

3) The winner of the Grand Prize must be a resident of the United States with a US mailing address. Non-US winners will be eligible for $50 US in Aspen Mountain Press books from the AMP Website.

4) Prizes at individual author blogs are completely at the discretion of the individual authors and are not in association with Aspen Mountain Press and its prize system. To enter the contest on any given blog, you must follow their contest rules and objectives.

5) By commenting on any blog in the tour, the participant is agreeing to these rules and policies.

6) All prize winners will be chosen randomly by using Random Line Picker.


For the next stop on this blog tour, please visit the lovely and talented Marie Roy at her blog (http://www.newsletterofmarieroy.blogspot.com/).

25 comments to “Aspen Mountain Press Fifth Anniversary Blog Tour!”

  1. Loved Giving Thanks look forward to reading more.


  2. I haven’t read any of these but they sound very interesting. I’ll have to look for them.


  3. Loved loved LOVED Tort and Retort. Excellent story.

    Get better soon.

    maw1725@gmail.com


  4. Elly – glad you liked Giving Thanks! It’s still one of my favorites in some ways. Apparently I should not take dares :)

    Meagan – I hope you do check them out and let me know what you think if you get a chance to try one of my stories.

    Marika – Awww – Tort & Retort was a lot of fun to write. I’m so glad you liked it!


  5. All of ur books look great !! cant wait to read them


  6. I don’t really read m/m, but I’m all for testing it out with Bittersweet!! Sounds decadent!!


  7. Your site is mind-blowing. Like the excepts, must try the books. Getting my shades ready for hols and downloading books like mad.
    Favourite island? You ask some hard questions – sorry that was the last stop or did I get lost? Let’s say Bali.


  8. Del Fantasma: Texas Tea sounds like a great story, putting that one on my list.


  9. Great blog!


  10. Bittersweet sounds like a great book! Erotic chocolates, who wouldn’t want those?


  11. I have both BITTERSWEET & GIVING THANKS on my wish list and I think the covers & excerpts for both are amazing.
    Thank you for the Blog Tour and sharing your books with us…*S*
    Thank you!

    Darcy

    pommawolf @hotmail.com


  12. Favorite island: Isola di Giglio, off the coast of Italy, a little north of Rome. Looking forward to dipping into your books!


  13. AMP must be a great company if they have had your loyalty for all this time! Thank you for all the blurbs on your books; they all look great!

    books4me67 at ymail.com


  14. Just read a few of your excerpts, your books look like they will be fun reads. Great blog, too.


  15. I’ve read both of your M/M books and enjoyed both of them so much. Your characters have a lot of depth and that’s not easy to do. And your covers are beautiful! Continued success with your writing!!


  16. Hi Maura, thats quite a list and a lot of love between u and ur publisher. That’s the way it should be. Continued blessings.

    Vanessa A Johnson, Red Rose Publishing Author
    Uncommon Bond (2011)
    Sacrifices In the Name of Love (2010)


  17. Congratulations on your long and productive relationship with AMP! Can’t wait to pick up some of your stories! And drat that Evil Day Job! ;) Take care!

    f dot chen at comcast dot net


  18. Your books sound great, especially Bittersweet. THanks for the great contest!

    susanmik AT gmail DOT com


  19. Well, Maura, I’d like to start at the top of your list and work my way down! ;) Being a new to me author they all look wonderful.

    Hope the day job and the auto problems lessen for you in the future.

    thewildtwo [@] sbcglobal [dot] net


  20. Del Fantasma: Texas Tea sound extremely interesting as does Tort & Retort. Both have been added to my wish list, which with just about every blog visit on this tour has been growing & growing. Love your banner graphics.


  21. I’ve never read your work but became interested after reading some excerpts. the sexy chocolatier interested me the moat as Brandon is my last name!
    Mara
    marajbrandon at earthlink dot net


  22. Wow – thanks for the lovely comments – both from new readers, ones thinking of trying my stories and those who already know me :)

    I love writing and I love my characters – and I always love to hear feedback from readers (thanks so much, Valerie).

    Aren’t blog tours fun?


  23. Tort & Retort and The Gift of The Holly King look excellent!


  24. Interesting very interesting.


  25. I am going to start a collection of all your books~ the excerpts are so wonderful! I just self-published my first book (working on the sequel) and I only hope I can do as well as you obviously have. Congrats! Happy Birthday AMP