Wednesday, January 4, 2012

The New Year Blog Hop

Thanks for stopping by, if you're here today you probably found me through Carrie Ann Ryan's New Year Blog Hop. I hope you see something you like and follow me. 

As the calendar changes we all think back.
The year flew by, we lasted a few weeks on the last resolution we made and we begin the New Year with a clean slate.
What happened last year is done and we look forward to what the New Year will bring. The past was chaotic as usual. Nothing goes as planned and now we look forward.
I don’t have a lot of stories about New Year’s parties where I woke up naked with car keys in my ass or knocking on the wrong door at three AM, drunk and horny.
What I do have is memories of hanging out with the family and being thankful we made it another year without driving each other completely crazy.
I wish you all the best of luck this 2012.
We’ll all be on that diet for a few weeks and then fall off the wagon as we pass the Cinnabon.

Did you make any New Years resolutions this year?

My 2012 is starting out with a new book releasing  from Samhain Publishing on January 17th~

OwnedOwnership comes with a price. Make sure you’re prepared to pay it.

Friends with benefits? Eric and Lauren are definitely that. A Friday night, a hotel, and a night of hot, satisfying sex. That’s it. Recently, though, Eric finds himself wanting more. More time, more fun, more Lauren.

Trouble is, she’s all tied up in her career, totally uninterested in getting tied down. How will she react when he musters up the guts to ask her for what he really wants: her to be completely his for one weekend. To let him own her, body and soul.

Lauren is sure Eric is just overthinking their strictly casual relationship. Still, the thought of doing exactly what he wants, whenever and wherever he wants, intrigues her. What’s not to like about letting go, handing everything over to a man she trusts in every way?

Their getaway is more sensual, more daring, more perfect than either of them anticipated. Until that most feared of emotions raises its head and takes aim at their hearts.

Product Warnings
Contains references to ownership, domination and complete submission; extra panties may be required, along with ice. This is not a book about training your pets, so treats and squeaky toys are not necessary, unless you’re into that...

I also write for  Decadent Publishing and currently have 2 books on a 99¢special right now, so stop on over and take a look. They are are on special til the 1/6/12.


Princesses Gone Wild 

Princesses Gone Wild
Whispers in the Dark 

Whispers in the Dark

Product Details 
and I can't forget my new self-pub 
Remember When 

Along with the Blog Hop prize, a signed copy of Tahoe Nights- which you can win by answering my question and leaving your email address. One winner will be drawn tomorrow using
I also have a Kindle contest going on. All you need to do is sign up for my newsletter to be entered. Winner for that will be drawn on January 22, 2012. 

Best of luck and have fun hopping!

The New Year Blog Hop!

Over 60 authors and reviews are going to talk about their favorite New Year Memory! What does that mean for you? Well we are giving away gift cards, books, and other swag goodies throughout the day! Each author will chose their own winner - so that means over 50 winners! And you can win on multiple pages!

And the best thing? We have TWO Grand prizes. 

One being a Kindle Fire to a lucky winner!
Our second grand prize is a $80 Amazon GC!

So be sure to come by and try to win some amazing prizes! See you then!


  1. My resolutions are to eat healthier and lose some weight. I'll probably do good for a couple of months then I'll fall off the wagon.
    sstrode at scrtc dot com

  2. I don't really think of them as resolutions because I make the same ones every year. Try to be a better person, write more, draw more, paint more, exercise and eat better. I did change one this year though. Instead of try to stop smoking this year I have continue to not smoke. So that's one thing to start the year off right with.


  3. I really have not made resolutions before, but this year, as I get older, I realize I should probably lose some weight, I'm going to try for a small amount like 10lbs and we'll see how that goes :)


  4. I am putting effort into exercising mre and continueing with my plan to pay off all my credit cards. Now in year five and going to pay off the first one in March.
    linze_e at

  5. No resolutions for me, I break them within days or hours, what's the point?

    I'm weak.

  6. I didn't make any resolutions this year.

    amysmith98 @

  7. I made a goal to write this year, irregardless of what it is, just to write! richnkathy718 (at) msn (dot) com

  8. My resolution is to take my vitamins.. in order to take my vitamins I have to eat breakfast so now I inadvertently created 2 resolutions.


  9. can you email me and let me know how to sign up for your news letter I can't find it :(

  10. My resolution is simply to keep doing what I'm doing. It's working for me both professionally and personally, so I'm happy with it :)

    Happy new year!

    mihoxli at gmail dot com

  11. No resolutions this year, just trying to be healthier and pay down credit card debt.

    skpetal at hotmail dot com

  12. My resolution is to be more frugal with my finances. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  13. No resolutions for me. I can never seem to keep them :P

    christinetoney (at)

  14. Eh no resolutions here, why tempt fate? I instead plan to keep going on as I have been.

    DragonStar1974 )AT(

  15. I keep my resolutions simple so I don't disappoint myself. My resolution is to read 20 more books this year than I did last year. I should be able to reach that one!

    Thank you so much for participating in this hop and for the giveaway chance!

    Gena Robertson

  16. no NYR for me... you cant make me do it, lol



  17. I don't really make resolutions, too easy to break. I do generally try to just make life changes for the better. Some of my goals this year include getting healthier (eating better, exercising more, losing weight), finding something daily to be thankful for, work on making my future more secure, etc.
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

  18. My resolution is always to be the best me I can possible be!

  19. Not much into resolutions, though I do like to make goals for myself. This year it is planting a garden and finishing the kitchen remodel.

    caity_mack at yahoo dot com

  20. TY for the memory and good luck with the book

  21. I decided to be more brave this year. I am going to try new things and go out of my way to have fun.

    geishasmom73 AT yahoo DOT com

  22. I don't normally make resolutions because they're broken during the first week, but I would like to read more this year. If it happens, it happens, if it doesn't, it doesn't.


  23. I dont really do resolutions because they never work and i always never follow threw one thing i do want to do is read more authors ive never heard of so i gues sthats my resolution

    ty for the chance


  24. I did make one this year. I am going to try and be more positive. 2011 was an awful year and my attitude was too. Maybe changing one will help the other.

    musicalfrog at

  25. I'm pretty bad about resolutions so this year I've decided that I pretty much just want to read more than I did last year. Thanks for sharing.

  26. My New Years Eve are usually spent with family, we eat appetizers, play games or watch movies, toast in the New Year and then go to very exciting. I don't do resolutions anymore because I wasn't keeping them

    Thanks for the giveaway

    ringpop2010 at gmail dot com

  27. I spend my new years with my hubbie. We aren't much into celebrating it but its nice just to spend the holiday with him.

  28. Like many, it's usually hard to keep resolutions for long. But I do have some goals that seem to be more in line with what I do and that is write!

    Happy New Year!

  29. I did make a couple resolutions this year. I want to write and publish a book, i want to help my mom get her business up and going, i want to sign up for college. Thank you! Happy new years!

  30. My resolution is to be healthier.
    chey127 at hotmail dot com

  31. I did not make a resolution but have a goal to move to England this year
    teressaoliver at gmail dot com

  32. I intend to be more organized. Not just my home, but my life. Thanks for the giveaway! Gloria

    geschumann at live dot com

  33. I just realized that it's been quite a while since I've read one of your books. *note to self*(get more SL Carpenter's books.)

    Nope, haven't made any resolutions, I don't....I just try to live as honestly as possible. It's all we can do, really...right?

    Happy New Year to you and yours!

    thewildtwo @ sbcglobal (dot) net

  34. Nope no resolutions except to keep positive in this lousy economy and count our blessings.
    Happ 2012!
    mcv111 at hotmail (dot) com

  35. thanks and congrats and hope for more for you and i am finishing the hop and then go to another one
    desi the

  36. My resolution is to TRY to eat healthier.


  37. Nope not my thing.
    snulfers @ hotmail . com

  38. Get healthy and take more time is what I hope to accomplish.

  39. I am gonna take a new lover and have a LOT of fun in business and loving. Write some amazing new books and publish them.

  40. My resolution is feeling better and not stressing about food. No more anorexia here!

    aliasgirl at libero dot it

  41. Y2K was the most memorable for me. I got to spend it with my husband, brothers, father and step mom. We went to a party for New Years eve and went to the Rose Parade for New Years Morning. We got to sit in the stands to watch the parade, got a continental breakfast before the parade, a hot brunch after the parade, and a souvenir of the occasion. It was the best time of all since my brother, father and step mom all lived in Texas and I live in Pasadena, CA. It was my first time going to the parade where I didn't have to camp on the street just to save a place to see the parade. Let me tell you, that's not something you want to do unless you are young. It gets way too cold for these old bones. LOL

    Happy New Year and thanks for the chance to win such a great prize.

    reneebennett35 at yahoo dot com

  42. Well....I didn't have a resolution before reading your blog, but now..I think I better make one to not find my keys in THAT spot!!


  43. My resolution this year is to stress - less, ya know...don't worry, be happy! HA! :) Happy 2012!

  44. i want to hike the appalachian trail this year!! thank you so much for being part of this giveaway!!! Happy New Year!

    yankeedragon4 at gmail dotcom

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  46. My resolution is to use less and spend less!


  47. I don't keep new years resolutions so I don't bother to make them anymore.

    Thanks for the giveaway

  48. I do make new year resolutions. My theory is new year-new start. I am trying to keep it simple this year-spend more time with family and friends.

    areeths at new dot rr dot com

  49. "Extra panties may be required"...That's a yummy description of your book.

    I've started my New Year's resolution broaden my literary tastes. I've been mostly a non-fiction reader so I'm exploring genres and authors who are new to me. Thanks for the giveaway.


  50. Lose 50 pounds! Thanks for being part of the blog hop! Happy New Year!

  51. My New Years resolution was not to make any New Years resolutions!! I've never been able to finish one, so why stress myself out trying?

  52. I don't make them anymore! Your book sounds great thanks for sharing would love to read Owned!
    Thank you very much for taking part in this fun blog hop! Happy New Year too you!
    Latisha D

  53. I want to eat better andlose weigt.

  54. The usual...lose some weight, exercise more and get my TBR pile down to under 100 books...

    Thanks for the giveaway and have a Happy New Year!

    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

  55. I want to get into grad school!

  56. I want to loose those last 20 pounds. Last year I lost over 50.

    Thanks for the giveaway and joining the blog hop.


    knitrix29 at gmail dot com

  57. My resolution is to stop myself from stressing out over small things. This is going to be one helluva challenge ahaha. Hope you have a wonderful new year!

  58. My resolution is to exercise 5 days a week

  59. My new years resolution is to study harder and find a job.


  60. To take more care of myself: body, mind and spirit.

  61. My resolution is to lose another 23 pounds.

    Thank you for the wonderful contest.

    I hope you have a very prosperous New Year.

    orelukjp0 at gmail dot com

  62. No... I can't stand the stress of failure. I just keep moving forward with no pressure to.

    Pamela Jo

  63. WOW, got home and opened this up and saw all these great responses.
    Good luck to everyone on their resolutions.
    Like everyone I just want to eat healthier and be positive. Thats easier andI thing most people that try will at least be more positive.
    At least until that BITCH takes your parking spot at the mall.
    Ten positive attitude goes out the window like your hand will when you flip her the bird.

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  65. My resolution for this year was to find a boyfriend. There's no fun in being single, lol!
    Thanks for the giveaway and happy new year!