Sunday, May 12, 2013

Sharing some Mother's Day wisdom

For Moms everywhere and the kids who are celebrating them today, here are a couple of thoughts you might want to consider as you rush out this morning to pick up a gift, because you were convinced Mother's Day was next weekend, not this one.

Number one:  Things you should never allow kids to give their mothers (or should you give yours).
No. VERY bad idea
A lawnmower. (Would replace Dad. Bad idea)

A cookbook. (She'll see it as an insult to her orange and parsley meatball casserole)

Hedge trimmer. (Another potential Dad replacement or a comment about her leg-shaving habits)

A puppy. (A potential replacement for YOU.)

All the obvious things. Kids picking gifts when little is kind of a mistake anyway because most moms aren't big fans of Hotwheels or Barbies. They have to pick them up off the floor all the time or stepping on them when going to the bathroom in the middle of the night. Legos are completely off the list. I heard a rumor that the government wants to replace water boarding with barefooted Lego walking.

Number two: For husbands, should you give your wife a gift on Mother's Day? She's not YOUR mother, after all...

This is a toughie and I have mixed feelings on this one. I always believed when the kids were little to get the gift for the wifey and have them sign a card, or make cookies or something. The bad thing is getting the wrong gift and then getting THE LOOK. How was I supposed to know that certain perfumes cause a rash?

Not sure if this is going to be of much help to anyone, but if you've got ideas about what NOT to get your Mom, I'd love to hear them.

And in the meantime, Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there. 

Take care,


Wednesday, April 3, 2013

It's out, don't step on it

That's right i released my new book this week.
This is the 3rd book in the bestselling WORKING STIFFS series.
Love to hear what people think of it.

Was afraid the cover may be a bit too sexy.
What do you all think of sexual covers?

Monday, September 3, 2012

Did I do that??


 S.L. Carpenter and Sahara Kelly
 Now available - Only $0.99, and ready for your eReader.

Working Stiffs, Hired HelpBeing a bodyguard for a rich widow is a pretty good gig for Mel Kent, a guy who can certainly guard just about anyone’s body. However, he probably doesn’t lust after them the way he lusts for Rose Jackson. She’s young, bright and everything he wants - but can’t have. After all, she’s in charge of a multi-million dollar corporation and he’s just the hired help.
Rose is more than a little aware of the hunk of masculine perfection guarding her body. She’s indulged in a few fantasies herself, time permitting. Now that she has chance to take a night off, she decides to scratch that itch the professional way - at an exclusive resort where pleasure is the only goal. It’s expensive, but ...

Rose strolled to the buffet that lined one wall and gazed at the mass of scented candles, then let her fingers drift over the tasteful selection of high-end glossy magazines, her thoughts still on Mel.
He’s good at his job.
He spoke little, was as unobtrusive as a shadow, and yet…lately she’d noticed something in his eyes when they met hers.
He looks at me like he’s interested. Like he wants to take my clothes off and check me for bugs. And I think I’d let him. Which is entirely the fault of being celibate for too long.
Maybe she was imagining it. He’d been by her side, protecting her ever since her husband had been felled by an aneurism and left her in sole control of Jackson Enterprises. Now that she fit the description of incredibly rich widow, she supposed she needed a bodyguard. She had taken over the reins of the business, developed new campaigns and worked hard on new leads over the past eighteen months. She’d proved herself worthy of the CEO position she’d inherited - but at one hell of a cost.
To accomplish her goals, she’d sacrificed herself in a variety of ways…no social life, no parties, no adventurous foreign vacations…not even a shopping trip down Fifth Avenue more than once every six months or so. Sometimes she’d had to remind herself to shower. It had been all work, all the time. Deaf to the entreaties of her friends, she’d hunkered down in her office, and only now could she come up for air, breathe, and take a few hours for herself. The work was still there, but she had it running the way she wanted at last, with people she could rely on taking some of the burden from her shoulders.
Of course, the change in her situation and her new accessibility brought about its own share of problems.
Not a day passed without a friend approaching her bearing a suggestion. Often it was for a blind date, or occasionally it was the phone number of some businessman they knew who wanted to take her to dinner. Which was all well and good, but not anything Rose was particularly interested in. Even though the last couple of years had been spent in near-hermitlike isolation, she wasn’t a fool and had a well-developed streak of practicality.
She knew she couldn’t trust anyone to go out with her as Rose and not Ms. Jackson, rich widow. Doubtless those men existed. But she’d rather be safe than sorry. A woman in her position only gave her trust to those who absolutely earned it. Or to those whose discretion she’d purchased.
Which had brought her here, to this up-market and discreet hideaway. A place where she was going to rediscover a side of herself she’d buried and damn near forgotten about.
A place where she intended to let a man take her body and pleasure it, use his skills to bring her joy, excitement and - she hoped - at least one eye-rolling, scream inducing, stress releasing, toe-curling orgasm.
Maybe even two.

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Sahara Kelly

(Working Stiffs #2)  Open HouseFilling in for a vacationing salesman isn’t Jeff McAdams’ idea of weekend fun. But he’s the architect of the development, so sitting in a model home and attempting to sell visitors on the ideas he’s incorporated into his designs - it’s something he doesn’t really mind doing.
It gets a bit more challenging when his partner (and father) announces they’ve hired a new design team. Jeff takes it in stride, since he knows when it comes to the fancy stuff, he’s no expert. Give him a ruler, a set of blueprints and an idea. Leave the soaps and toss pillows to someone else.
That someone else arrives late that afternoon. And when she walks upstairs she takes Jeff’s breath away. It’s Gabriella Rossini, the one girl he could never forget. Within seconds the heat between them flares and Jeff and Gaby soon realize that sometimes embers can simmer for years without dying.
And when rekindled, the ensuing flame could be hot enough to singe their eyebrows. Hmm. Something’s burning in this Open House - and it's not the optional gas fireplace…



Saturday, September 1, 2012

Sweet, Sexy, Scorching Blog Hop!!

I will be participating in the Sweet Sexy Scorching Summer Giveaway Hop on Monday September 3rd. Come stop by, comment, and find the "Guess Who" post. Lots of great prizes to be had.

Sweet Sexy Scorching Summer Giveaway Hop!
My Secret Romance (Taryn), The Smutty Kitty (Kitty Kelly) and Day Dreaming (Dawn) have joined together to create a blog hop to promote erotic books.

There has been a lot of hype in the media lately regarding "mommy porn" books and the use of ereaders to hid what we're reading. The media portrays it as "offensive and abusive" to woman.  While we love our ereaders something fierce, it doesn't mean we're ashamed to be reading our smutty books. In fact, we love erotic books and want to share it! 

Here are the details:

This blog hop will be similar to the game 'name that tune' only readers will be guessing an authors character. Each blogger will have a post dedicated to the author of the day (That's Me on 9/3), but only one blogger will have the 'Who am I' post. The rest of the blogs will have character hints, possible reviews, lines/quotes, blurbs or excerpts from books. Only twelve blogs will be participating. At the end of each week, there will be one winner chosen, making it five winners a week and then one grand prize winner at the end.

Please email us at if you have any questions.

This is a Blog Hop!
1. My Secret Romance  5. Close Encounters with the Night Kind  9. My Odd Little World  
2. Aestas Book Blog  6. Swept Away By Romance  10. Blackraven's Erotic Cafe  
3. House Millar  7. The Smutty Kitty  11. The Book Tart  
4. Day Dreaming  8. Lori's Book Blog  12. In Love With romance  

Monday, August 27, 2012

Travelin' Man

Hi Ho Kiddies.
I know I haven't been around a lot, in fact not much at all.
There's been a log going on and I'm on the roller coaster of life so I do apologize for not talking much but my darling Dawn ha been kicking me to share more with all you great followers and readers.

Firstly - THANK YOU to everyone that read and commented on HIRED HELP.
Had some great fun and I am diligently working on MY follow up that I plan to make hotter and funner. I always strive to have fun with sex. That's why I have puppets and binoculars.

Secondly - There are going to be some new blogs and giveaways coming through so keep your eyes open and fingers ready to type. A lot of my friends are in these loops and free books and stuff are always good.

Thirdly - I am traveling now and melting in my chair as I sit in Arizona. Sahara Kelly and I are meeting with the RWA Desert Rose Chapter and talking about cover art and other fun stuff. It'll be fun to spend a few days with Sahara we only see each other a few times a year. That and I get to see one of my favorite authors, Cheyenne McCray.

I plan to take pictures and share them Wednesday or Thursday. Here's a picture in the hotel. It's of my nutsack.

So this being Monday I have to wish you all a happy Monday. Which is actually a double negative because Monday's suck.

Take care,


Saturday, June 16, 2012


HAPPY FATHER'S DAY (a day early)
I waited a few days to make sure everything was ready to talk about.
I have a new book out.
It's at Smashords, kindle, ARE, everywhere
That's right...a present to all the women out there to inspire them to take care of the Father's.
Typical male attitude. Make women happy so they will make us guys happy.
It's a little 99cent story I wrote with Sahara Kelly to start a series we are going to be writing together and separately.
I hope you get a chance to check it out.
There's a plot to it but mostly steamy sex and fun. Just what you expect.
Hope everyone reads it and acts out some of the acts on the men in their life.
I'm giving my wife a special unedited copy so I can bring the squeaky toys in the bedroom.

Monday, June 4, 2012


Just ending my weeklong vacation.
Had graduations, Birthday Parties and other graduation parties to go to.
But what is always funny about vacations is you end up spending more money and getting less things you WANT to do done that going back to work is a break.
What a sick way to live.
I'm actually getting back into writing.
Have a few little stories flipping around in my feeble mind so I'm happy about that.

I always like asking questions so this time I'd like to know where would you go for the ultimate vacation?