Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Author Wednesdays--Amy Ruttan Guest Post & Giveaway!!!

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It's that time of the week again here at For Whom The Books Toll, Author Wednesday!!! Today The Cabal of Hotness member is Amy Ruttan aka Glacial Hotness. Amy is doing a guest post about the recent Romanticon 2013! I also attended this wonderful event and had a blast. Amy is giving one lucky commenter their choice of an e-book from her back list. All you have to do is leave a comment about if you've ever attended Ellora's Cave Romanticon. Please make sure to include your email addy so you can be contacted if you win!!!!    Take it away, Amy.

This year’s Romanticon was so much better than 2011’s in my humble opinion.

I mean, 2011 was great. I met so many awesome people, but 2013 was the year I got to meet the Cabal of Hotness in person.

It was also a year where I came more out of my shell.

I can be extremely shy and I have a hard time talking to new people.

I blush a lot, and if anyone who saw me, can attest to this. LOL!

This year was about doing something and not regretting it later.

This started well before Romanticon and that was getting involved with the Cabal of Hotness and their crazy plan to write spoofs.

I’d never written anything humorous before, but I thought why not?

And it was one of the best things I’d ever done and because of those humorous shorts the Cabal was awarded FOR THE LOVE OF ROMANCE award at Romanticon from Ellora’s Cave.

I was so thrilled!

Another thing I did, which helped me come out of my shell, was I posed with the Cavemen. I may have been blushing and giggling the WHOLE time, but I did it.

If I didn’t I would’ve regretted it, so I did. And this is that result:

Yeah, I’m laughing because Nick is telling me to squeeze his butt.
See, just writing about this has me blushing again. It was also my 11th anniversary and I got tell my hubby that I spent my anniversary feeling up two other men. *sigh* Thankfully he’s a good sport about it!

All in all, it was a great Romanticon. I loved meeting new people and seeing all my friends again and Ms. Julianne here had a lucky streak this year, winning a tiara and a basket at Bingo.

This was the best shot I got of her winning her basket. She was right beside me and I was a bit distracted as well!

Will I go next year? Heck yeah, if I can!

Amy started writing at a very young age. Life and responsibility got in the way and writing was put on hold. It wasn't until the birth of her second child and spending countless hours in a NICU she realized that life is precious and it shouldn't be wasted.

Now years later --and a healthy baby later--Amy has realized her dreams. She was first published in 2007. Her alter ego, A.C. Ruttan writes dark paranormal and urban fantasy.

You can find Amy here:

The virgin whose carefully planned hymen removal doesn’t work out the way all the romance novels told her it would. A busty broad doing what she can to get over her penis anxiety—assisted by a cadre of male strippers. A not-so-bright (and not so “big”) alien who comes to claim his life mate, and the Earth girl who wants to be claimed at all costs. A cursed, mute shapeshifter who needs to pop his cherry with his unsuspecting fated mate.
If you’re looking for the perfect romance with the perfect hero and heroine, this isn’t it! This is a series of spoofs, parodies, just-for-fun lighthearted take-offs. It’s for all us longtime, hard-core romance readers who can laugh at the clichés, purple prose and “suspend your disbelief” plot devices that haunt our beloved favorite genre.

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His plan was to find a mate to give him offspring, not to bear the children himself! Can a centuries-old city vampire and a honky-tonk country honey accept each other’s unusual sexual needs? The perfect dream lover is definitely too good to be true, especially when you’ve been drinking in an Irish pub. What’s a male erotic dancer actually thinking during that lap dance?
If you’re looking for the perfect romance with the perfect hero and heroine, this isn’t it! This is a series of spoofs, parodies, just-for-fun lighthearted take-offs. It’s for all us longtime, hard-core romance readers who can laugh at the clichés, purple prose and “suspend your disbelief” plot devices that haunt our beloved favorite genre.

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  Ellora's Cave


Taranis had one thing on his mind since the Romans enslaved him. Revenge. Until he laid eyes on the innocent beauty of Lavina, a daughter of his enemy. It was then that he knew how to wreak revenge against those who’d wronged him—by taking one of Rome’s daughters, over and over again.
Lavina is humiliated by the decadence, greed and violence of Rome. When she meets the gaze of the condemned gladiator across the Circus Maximus, he stirs a deep yearning in her heart, but it is not meant to be. She is destined to marry a man who’s soul is as black as night.

On a whim, Emperor Nero grants Taranis freedom with his choice of a wife. Taranis chooses Lavina, much to the horror of her parents. Only Lavina is not disgusted by this prospect and revels in Taranis’ touch. He finds himself caring for and falling in love with the little Roman.

Yet, a shadow falls on their happiness and soon Lavina will have to choose between her home and her heart.

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When Eratos gains his freedom from his violent master he has only one thing on his mind—atonement. He chases his former master Thelonius back to Antioch, and a ghost from his past emerges from the shadows, none other than his master’s wife—a woman who hates the man as much as Eratos does.

Helena detests her husband, but thankfully he is never home and doesn’t desire her. Now he has returned home to lick his wounds and Helena wonders what has him so nervous. When she spies a shadow lurking she is thrilled Eratos has returned and realizes why her husband is fearful.

Helena decides to get her own revenge on the man who destroyed her life, and to finally taste ecstasy in the arms of Eratos, the man who stirred her dormant passions long ago. Eratos has thought only of Helena from the moment he first saw her, and having her under his former master’s nose sounds like sweet revenge indeed.

But Thelonius stands in their way, a man who they both want dead.

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Darius and Jason have been hiding secrets. Several secrets, including the fact that Darius is still a slave to the Roman Empire. They have vowed to keep Darius’ identity safe, but both of them are lying to each other and neither of them know what the other knows, until an Egyptian seductress is placed in their midst.

Husn can immediately tell the men desire each other as much as they desire her, and she feels it is her duty to bring them together—as it is her duty to kill them both.

Husn will fight the purist sect that wants to place a Ptolemy heir back on the pharaoh’s throne, but they hold her sister’s life in their hands. Husn must decide if she can turn to the two men she loves, or if she will have to use their secret to destroy them.

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Gordon Thomas isn’t just an ordinary constable of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, he’s also a bit of a bear—literally. He’s been on his own for so long he’s shocked when he discovers another Mukswa in his territory, and a female at that. The woman brings out the true beast in him, one which he's been controlling for far too long.

Sheridan Stevens is on the run. When she crashes on an isolated road, her savior is the only male of her kind within one hundred kilometres. He’s kind, gorgeous and stirs her desire to a burning crescendo.

A snowstorm causes them to seek shelter. As the mercury drops outside, the temperature inside is rising. Neither Gordon nor Sheridan can contain the primal lust singing in their blood. But even as their passion burns brighter than the northern lights, Sheridan’s predator stalks them…ready to make his kill.

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Jared Stevens hasn’t been the same since he was shot. His duty is to marry a Mukswa woman and be a strong leader. He lets the elders of his clan choose his bride, because the woman he wants is only in his fantasies, the only woman who brings him to exquisite release.

Adele Banks loved being a Mountie, but one shot ended her career and altered her world forever. Adele is determined to make a life for herself. She’s hired to recover Beare Enterprises’ embezzled funds, but what she didn’t count on is being extremely attracted to her client upon meeting him for the first time—when he’s naked in his shower.

Adele is Jared’s mystery woman, but she’s taboo. He bonds to her, but has to keep his society secret, as much as he wants to mark her as his own. As Jared fights his own inner beast, remnants of the prior chief’s wrath are affecting the clan and Adele. To save her life, Jared may just have to betray his clan’s secret and risk his heart.

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I hope you enjoyed Amy's post about Romanticon and maybe a few of you will check it out and attend next year! Thanks for stopping by today Amy! Don't forget to leave a comment about if you've ever attended Romanticon and include your email addy so you can be contacted in case you win. Winner will be chosen Monday morning October 28. Good luck everyone. Please stop by next Wednesday, when Cristal Ryder, the last of the Cabal of Hotness members will be joining me.

1 comment:

  1. Jessica Hale(Parsons)October 23, 2013 at 7:27 AM

    No haven't attended Romanticon, i'm in Australia, but have several of Amy's books on my to buy list