Wednesday Words: Tarot

Tarot plays a prominent role in my latest novel, To Growl or to Groan. The deck in the book is modeled on the Mary-El Tarot, which is one of the most fascinating, beautiful and haunting tarot decks I have come across. It brings in not only traditional tarot interpretations, but also draws from a rich comparative mythology background.

I used an integrative tarot method for the readings in my book. Much thanks goes to Letitia of Integrative Tarot, who introduced me to this method and the Mary-El Tarot.

I believe that serendipity is at work in the world. Shortly after I was introduced to the deck, I found it for sale at my local Half Price Books on a 40% off day. It was meant to be mine. It became integral to the path of my novel. I did not deliberately pick particular cards for the two readings that appear in the book. I actually did two separate three card readings for Chloe for two different points in her journey. You can read one of Chloe’s tarot readings for free at Amazon or BN.

Tarot, and oracle cards, are powerful tools for self-exploration. It is amazing to me how readings consistently give me insight into and different ways of contemplating various questions or issues in my life.

Have you used tarot or oracle cards for self development? If so, what has your experience been?

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My family won’t bite #8Sunday

This week I continue on with an 8 from To Growl or to Groan. Jorge is trying to figure out what’s upsetting Chloe and help her feel better about meeting his parents.

He sighs, any hint of playfulness leaving his expression. “My family won’t bite. They will like you—love you. I promise.”

I suppose it was inevitable he’d guess at one of the real reasons. It’s a pretty obvious reaction. He actually blushed when he met my father. It was cute.

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Check out my previous post to get a peek at Sara Hubbard’s new cover

Interviews, excerpts and giveaways

In celebration of my new release, I’ve got a lot going on today.

First, I’m visiting Anne Lange. I’ve used five words to describe myself, my main characters and my two novels in the Hidden Lines series. And I’d love to see you describe your favorite character or book in five words. Plus, there is a new excerpt from To Growl or to Groan!

Second, I have a craft interview up at Eclectic Writer. Tomorrow there will be an excerpt up.

Third, I’m participating in The Romance Studio’s Spookapalooza. I’m giving away a gift card, plus there are a ton of other prizes from other participating authors and TRS. I’ll be debuting different snippets throughout the week, so be sure to stop by.

Blah, blah, blah… #8Sunday

To Growl or to Groan is here! So here’s another snippet. Jorge is tenaciously trying to figure out what is bothering Chloe as they travel to meet his family.

I blow out a breath. “Fine. The animals are getting unsettled and are pretty vocal about wondering if we’re there yet.”

“Well, that’s annoying, but shouldn’t make you grumpy. I know you can shut them out if you want to.”

Dammit, he knows me too well already. Why did I want to do this relationship thing again? Oh, yeah, great sex, a man who cooks, falling in love, blah, blah, blah.

Want to see more of To Growl or to Groan? I’m visiting Coffee Talk Writers.

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How much I’d like to see your naked ass… @MySexySaturday #MySexySaturday #Saturday7 #MSSWeek21

Here are seven paragraphs of red light sexy from my new release To Growl or to Groan. Jorge is a jaguar shape-shifter, hence the purring is literal. 🙂

As if he has read my mind he strips from his shirt and reveals his chiseled abs. He grins wickedly, looking most pleased with the lust and love in my eyes.

Moisture pools in my panties as he effortlessly lifts my torso and removes my bra. His lips kiss down the side of my neck even as I cling to his torso, his soft chest hair caressing my cheek before I give in and pepper his chest with kisses.

His purring kicks into high gear. The vibrations kick my libido into the stratosphere and I press my weight into him.

“I need to be naked—like now.”

He chuckles. “As you wish.” He lets my torso fall back to the bed and slides his body down mine, using his tongue to tickle my sides with pleasure and pain.

I moan as he sweeps his tongue along my hip bone and slides his hand down my with my pants and underwear. His fine ass is tilted into the air, unfortunately still covered with sleep pants, and I wish my arms were longer so I could bare his bottom, pull it to me for a tasty bite.

Then he’s dropped my clothes and his lips meet my core, and I really don’t care about much of anything except the exquisite sensations he’s giving me. “Oh, God. Please don’t stop that—no matter how much I’d like to see your naked ass.”

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