Flotsam & Jetsam

What set Ellie off anyway? A thought intruded. No, couldn’t be. He checked her profile. Nah. But his mouth formed a hopeful smile, and he leaned back, humming his favorite tune. Flotsam & Jetsam

The dashing Frenchman or the handsome handyman? Who will she choose? For the Love of a Spy

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Please Welcome Holly Jody Gill and her New Release Innocence

Thank you so much for hosting me on your site. I am delighted to be sharing the Innocence Series with you. I am truly excited by this contemporary sweet romance series being a different genre for me as I normally write erotica.

The series is comprised of four books:

Innocence of Love
Breaking Innocence
Return To Innocence

Let me tell you about Book One, Innocence.

Sweet Cravings Publishing (May 2015)
107,500 words; 2 flames


Calvin Edwards has everything he could dream about— perfect lifestyle, running the family real-estate company back in London. He takes a holiday up north to visit his parents only to find a young pregnant woman attempting to take her life. Wishing to help, Calvin becomes a friend to her, only fears he’s out of his depth. Just when he thinks he can do this his past resurfaces, sending his life crashing.

Kacey is pregnant and her life is out of control with nowhere left to go. She descends on her mum for one last chance for help, only to have the door slammed in her face. At her wits end, she is alone, scared, and helpless until Calvin comes along. He becomes a dear friend giving her kindness, something she thought no longer existed in the world. Only she finds what she’d pushed to the back of her mind through selfish pain is back. Her past with all its mistakes has come back to life!

Excerpt: Calvin Edwards

“What the heck has she been telling you? Honestly, that girl wouldn’t know the word truth if it hit her in the face. She is after money, no doubt to take back to her drug dealing boyfriend.”
Calvin stepped forward needing to correct the evil woman. “She finished it, and she isn’t with him. Instead, she is scared and looking for someone to love her, but clearly the word ‘love’ means nothing to you. What mother,” he said, marching forward pointing his finger in her face, “would allow their daughter at her most vulnerable state to walk the streets, how can you not care? No shame? She is frightened and yet, she is the one holding the grudge with you…yet you have turned it onto her. She is broken, has no one and nowhere to go and yet you…you…” He gritted his teeth.
“Calvin,” he heard his mother’s voice from behind as she touched his left shoulder. “Step back.”
“No,” he growled. “She,” he said, pointing to Rosalind, “what she has done. I saved your daughter. I,” he said, thumping his chest, “I stopped your daughter from jumping off the bridge. I saved her. I was the one who coaxed her down,” he screamed.
Tears ran down his cheeks and could feel his mum holding onto his shoulder for comfort. He had to do it. He had to make her see how weak her daughter was and her mental state.
Rosalind widened her eyes, glaring at him.
“Yes, I saved her, I stopped her,” he said lowering his voice in heartache. “All she needed was someone to reach out to and help her take care of herself. She has nothing…nothing. You imagine feeling that lonely,” he said, glaring deep into her eyes through the tears.
“I have spent a few days listening to your daughter, trying to help her, guide her, get her the help she needs, but as my good friend keeps telling me! She isn’t my problem, but I have made her my problem. I want to help her, and no, it’s not just because she’s expecting your grandchild,” he snarled. Calvin didn’t want anyone assuming that, but they would, of course they would, and he’d be the first to admit when he saw her bump, he had to do what he could to get her down from the bridge.
“Calvin,” his mum muttered.
“No, Mum,” he said, turning his head to glare at her. He watched his mum gulp. “Even you would admit you were fooled into the real reason why she left the village.” He turned his head back to meet Rosalind’s eyes. “Weren’t we?”
Rosalind still looked gormless, frowning like she had no idea what he was talking about.
“Don’t you care your daughter was about to jump into the river and take her and the baby’s life?” he sneered.
She stared at him, shocked, like she had no idea what was going on with her daughter, puzzlement across her face and her eyes roamed all over the room, like the walls would give her answers.
“I’m sorry.”
He shuddered.
“Sorry! Is that all you can say. Sorry,” his voice rose. “Well, you're saying it to the wrong person, but then why would you wish to waste your breath on your daughter, when she is the one who has disgraced you. I mean heaven forbid she would turn out to be the little angel you had wished for, but noooo, she had to get herself knocked up, didn’t she?” he roared.


About the Author
A wife and a mum to three grown up children, Holly J. Gill lives in the UK. Her main genre is erotic romance, but she has recently been exploring new channels, paranormal and contemporary. Holly has been writing since being a young girl, having characters talking to her, and longing to get their stories written. Her dream finally came true two years ago, when she received her first contract with Secret Cravings Publishing for her Desires series. When not writing, Holly loves spending quality time with her family, seeing friends for lunches, and sharing her new ideas for books. She enjoys listening to music, watching movies and travelling around England visiting the beautiful countryside.
Writing is where Holly’s heart is… 
Where to find Holly

Where to find Holly’s books

Monday, May 18, 2015

CORRECTION: The Penhallow Train Incident Coming June 23

A corpse on a train, hidden treasure, and an offbeat love affair combine in a funny, romantic, mystery in coastal Maine.

Coming June 23 from Secret Cravings Publishing! Here's the blurb:

In the sleepy coastal Maine town of Penhallow, a  stranger dies on a train, drawing Rachel Tinker, director of the Penhallow Historical Society, and Griffin Tate,  curmudgeonly retired professor, into a spider’s web of archaeological obsession and greed. The victim’s rival confesses that they were both after a map to the Queen of Sheba’s tomb, and with his help they set out to find it. Their plans are stymied, however, when a tug of war erupts between the sheriff and a state police detective who want to arrest the same man—one for murder and one for bank robbery. It falls to Rachel to solve both crimes…and two more murders, if she is to unlock the soft heart that beats under Griffin’s hard crust. 


Monday, May 11, 2015

Whirlwind Romance--S.E.X. Spotlighted

Read an hot excerpt from Whirlwind Romance at Sexy Erotic Xciting blog: S.E.X. Spotlight today! http://sexyforreview.blogspot.com/2015/05/sex-spotlight-ms-spencer.html?zx=e9d5601208172b8

Look for Holly Jody Gill's sweet new romance Innocence right here on May 15.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

New Poem

Zelda strikes again--she takes on me and women who beg when they shouldn't. God help us all.
First on my poetry page.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

The New Cravings E-zine is Out!

You want a tease of my romantic suspense Lapses of Memory?
You want to see my new fabulous ad?
You want to check out the June releases from the fabulous Secret Cravings Publishing, including mine, The Penhallow Train Incident? Then click here:

Whirlwind Romance Semi-finalist Royal Palm Literary Awards!

How about that! Whirlwind Romance has cleared the first hurdle in the Royal Palm Literary Awards.

In my Sarasota romance entitled Whirlwind Romance the heroine, who makes jellies from wild fruits, comes back to an island after a hurricane and discovers a bedraggled fellow in her mangroves. She is kidnapped, helps save a tiny island nation, and finds love in unexpected places. We're talking princes, pirates, Puritans, and paradise.

Whirlwind Romance is available in ebook and print-on-demand from all fine on-line stores. Here are the buy links:
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Monday, May 4, 2015

Artful Dodging is the Book of the Day!

Murders, misdirection, mistrust, misfits, and miscreants—needlepoint artist Milo Everhart has her hands full. Can love blossom out of chaos?

Check out Artful Dodging: the Torpedo Factory Murders, at Secret Cravings Readers Loop and lots of places tomorrow.  

Artful Dodging: theTorpedo Factory Murders takes place in Old Town Alexandria, an historic cobblestoned city on the Potomac River in Virginia and follows the adventures of several artists at the Torpedo Factory Art Center. Once a munitions factory on the waterfront, the Center lay abandoned after World War II until the 1970s, when an intrepid band of local ladies convinced the city to lease it to them. Today it houses 82 studios, the Art League, the Friends of the Torpedo Factory, and an Archaeology center. And in my story, a dead body or two…
Torpedo Factory Art Center

It's available as ebook AND print-on-demand at all fine on-line stores. Here's the blurb:
Waiting out the rain, Milo Everhart takes stock of her widowhood and the handsome man standing in the door to the bar.  Little does she know she will meet that man again and again under both passionate and terrifying circumstances.

Tristram Brody waits for his date, too conscious of the beautiful woman sitting by the door. Little does he know that she will hate him for trying to destroy her beloved art center, and even suspect him of murder. Nor that she will be drawn inevitably into his arms.

Little does either of them suspect they will be embroiled in not one, but two murders, in which the fate of the Torpedo Factory, an art center housed in an old munitions factory on the waterfront in Old Town Alexandria, will be decided.

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