Monthly Archives: July 2013

28 – July Fever – Emilia Mancini – a touch of cougar lovin’ coming soon…

Visit me at Sofia Grey’s blog today. Announcing the new release!

Sofia Grey

1 blog + 31 authors = 31 Days Of Hotness

Emilia Mancini writes some of the steamiest romance around and it’s a huge pleasure to welcome her to  July Fever:-)

She’s giving away an ecopy of her most recent book The Rebound to one lucky winner. To enter the draw, simply leave a comment and your email address.



Thank you so much, Sofia for putting together a month’s worth of sexy posts! It’s a bit steamy in here! After all these hot posts, what could I possibly have to offer? More sexiness, of course!

Just contracted for release through Musa Publishing is my next contribution to sex lives everywhere, Seducing Kate, coming…multiple times…in January 2014.

Seducing Kate finds college junior Kyle Chambers seriously attracted to his college roommate/best friend’s mother over a weekend visit. When he lands an internship in Kate’s hometown of Minneapolis, Kyle crashes in Kate’s guest room and…

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Guest Author: Christy Gissendaner

One Hot Knight

Excerpt by Christy Gissendaner


          There’s nothing more fun than dropping by a fellow Love, Lust, and Laptop-er’s blog for a quick visit. Emilia was nice enough to host me today in celebration of the release of my sexy new paranormal, One Hot Knight, available now from Entangled’s Covet line.

For a list of the tour stops or more info on my books, please drop by One lucky commenter will win a $25 gift card, so be sure to leave a post at each of the stops to increase your chances!


Excerpt from One Hot Knight by Christy Gissendaner, available now at Entangled Publishing, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble.

one hot knight

She’d lost her mind.

That was the only excuse. Why in hell had she agreed to bring Yves home with her for two weeks? She didn’t even know the man. Not to mention he was cursed with some ancient voodoo that may or may not morph him back into a canine.

Oh well. It was much too late for recriminations now. A nine-hundred-year-old knight had plopped down on the couch in her living room like he owned the place.

Gripping the bathroom sink with both hands, Regina leaned forward and studied her reflection in the mirror. A towel was wrapped turban-style around her damp hair. Her face was cosmetic-free and glistening from the moisturizing, age-rejuvenating lotion she’d just rubbed on it.

Was that another laugh line?

Regina prodded the side of her eye and grimaced. In one day, she’d gained an entirely new wrinkle while a centuries-old man resided in her living room as fresh as a daisy. The world was so unfair! She was twenty-eight and perilously close to looking thirty, while Yves didn’t look a day over her own age.

Her gaze dropped to the reflection of her body in the steamed mirror. At least her body was still pretty decent. Due to the treadmill, she kept in shape as much as possible. Her breasts could be a bit perkier perhaps, but the rest of her was okay.

Why was she even studying her body? She knew what she looked like. Just because she had an attractive man in her apartment didn’t mean she needed to ogle herself.

It wasn’t like she was going to jump in bed with him. Yves was her good deed for the year. She would help him break the curse, and then he was out of there. No strings. No sad good-byes. Certainly no sex. He was too big, too bold, and too outspoken. Definitely not her type.

Who was she kidding? He was everyone’s type.

Something about the way he moved, the curious gleam in his eyes when he looked at her, the delicate way he touched her even when he was manhandling her was intriguing. She practically melted at the memory of how she’d felt pressed up against him earlier.

“Regina, get a grip. You can’t be attracted to him.” She wagged a finger at herself in the mirror.

Her reflection was no help.

“He’s just an overgrown ape of a man you can’t wait to be rid of, remember?”

This time, her reflection turned thoughtful.

“He’s a dog for goodness sakes! Literally.” The corner of her lips turned down.

The mirror was cool against her skin as she dropped her forehead against it. “Oh boy, I’m in trouble.”


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yeah, yeah, yeah

I know! I’m terrible at this blogging thing. It even has the option to schedule ahead. Meh. I just don’t have that much to say that’s interesting.

So. I’ll just share a sexy picture. How’s that?



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Guest Author: Lizzie T. Leaf

I am one seriously lucky gal in that not only do I get to write sizzling erotica, I also am a freelance editor. Sometimes a writer comes along that I just can’t wait to work with again because I know their books are going to be amazing.

Author Lizzie T. Leaf is one of those. I’ve worked with her several times, and when she let me know she was working on a new project and needed an editor, I was all over it!

Educating Amber is her latest release and is out now! Buy here!


Lizzie doesn’t just write amazing books, she cooks amazing food! Check out this recipe from our star of the day!

Zucchini with Meat Stuffing Recipe

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes


6 zucchini of the same size, weighing about 1 3/4 pounds (800 g) in all

1/2 pound Italian seasoned ground turkey (or add seasons regular ground turkey)

¾ cup brown rice (cooked)

4 tablespoons grated Parmesan or mixed Italian cheeses

1 egg

1 clove garlic (or more if you like garlic)

1 medium-sized onion

1 small bunch parsley

1 tablespoon olive oil

Fresh thyme or basil

Salt & pepper to taste

Small can tomato sauce


Preheat oven to 375°.

Cut zucchini in half and scoop out the pulp. Place the shells into a pot of boiling water. Return the water to a boil.  Boil shells for 5 minutes. Remove and place upside down to drain and cool.

Mince the pulp with onion, garlic and parsley. Sauté the mixture in oil until it is lightly browned.

In a medium size mining bowl combine the vegetable mixture, rice, egg, cheese, and the meats. Mix well. Season to taste with salt, pepper, and thyme. 

Fill the shells with the stuffing, pressing it down firmly but carefully so as not to tear the shell.

Arrange in a sprayed pan, spoon tomato sauce on top, and bake them for 20 minutes.  Remove and sprinkle with additional cheese and bake 5-10 minutes more. 

Yield: 6 servings stuffed zucchini.


4 zucchini squash (approx. 7 inches long)
1 lb. ground turkey
1 med. onion, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1/2 tsp. basil
1/4 tsp. oregano
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 (15 oz.) can tomato sauce
1 tbsp. Parmesan cheese

Cut squash in half lengthwise. With small melon baller, start about 1/2 inch from end and scoop out middle of squash, making sure not to take out too much.

Brown meat, onion and garlic in Teflon pan until no longer pink. Drain, add basil, oregano and Worcestershire sauce. Fill up boats with meat mixture and arrange in glass baking dish. Cover evenly with tomato sauce and top with cheese. Bake at 325 degrees for 50 to 60 minutes, or until squash is tender. Makes 8 boats.


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