Monday, 26 January 2015

#Romance #Quotes #Monday #46

After a terrific weekend of celebrating my birthday with my lovely family and watching two films - BOYHOOD & TAKEN 3, at the Cinema, I'm a little washed up today. *wink*

Thank God for the gift of another year.

Welcome to Romance Quotes Monday, where I serve up a few heart-warming love words to set you thinking about the special person in your life. 

Enjoy! 
RomQuote #1 
RomQuote #2 
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You can read more love quotes from Lovethispic.com

I'm guest blogging on WHY I WRITE SEX SCENES over at Writersgettogether.blogspot.com Please drop by.

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You remain unforgettable.

Have a romantic week ahead.

Love 
Stella 

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Monday, 19 January 2015

#Romance #Quotes #Monday 45

Welcome to Romance Quotes Monday. What a splendid weekend it was for me and my family. I hope yours was great too.

Today, I'm showing off the new
Flirty & Feisty Romance logo.

What do you think?
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There are three romance quotes to make you smile this week.

Enjoy!

Your voice makes me tremble inside
And your smile is an invitation
For my imagination to go wild.
~ by Anonymous ~

What the heart gives away is never gone ...
It is kept in the hearts of others.
~ by Robin St. John ~

To love a person is to learn the song
That is in their heart,
And to sing it to them
When they have forgotten.
~ by Anonymous ~

More quotes at Romanticlyrics.com

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Friday, 16 January 2015

Love Undercover by@NanaPrah #Multicultural #BookTour #Giveaway

The beautiful West African romance author, Nana Prah's sweet multicultural title - Love Undercover is on a book tour and giveaway splash! 

There is a whopping $44 Amazon or Smashwords Gift Card on offer!

Nana is showcasing the lovely cover, captivating excerpt and blurb of Love Undercover. Join the fun by completing the rafflecopter.


Love Undercover by +Nana Prah 

Genre: Contemporary Romance, Women’s Fiction 
(Sweet, Multicultural)

Publisher: Black Opal Books


Blurb

The last thing she expects is to fall in love with a prison guard…

Hotshot
Secret Service Agent, Sarita Cerez is thrown into a medium security prison—for work. Her job is to protect the daughter of the president of South Korea. She never envisioned making friends with illegal immigrants or falling head over heels for one of the guards. Now the clandestine activity, which is integral to protecting her charge, may destroy her only chance at love.

He's never fraternized with the inmates—until he met her…
Matthew Carter always plays by the rules, which includes maintaining a strictly professional relationship with the inmates in his charge. But when Sarita saunters onto the unit, all bets are off. Her status as a deportee with a permanent ticket to Columbia means they
can never be together, but try as he might, this doesn't stop him from risking career for her.
He's a man who values honesty above all else, and she lies for a living. Can two people from such different worlds find any common ground?


As they walked down the first flight of stairs, Sarita’s breath caught when she glanced at him. She missed her footing and would have gone head-over-ass down the steps if he hadn’t grabbed her. The heat emanating from Matt’s body seeped into her. “Thanks. You saved me from a nasty fall.”

“You are so beautiful, Sarita.” His whispered words feathered over her cheek.

She moved forward as his lips came down on hers in a crushing kiss. The impact brought tears to her eyes and a whimper to her throat. He eased the pressure. She took the light pecks as his apology.

She desired his passion over such teasing gentleness. Her hand moved to the back of his head and held him against her mouth, opening for him as his tongue thrust in. She hung onto him for fear of tumbling down the stairs.

Swinging her around, he lifted her onto the railing, wrapping her legs around him. His hardness met the juncture of her thighs. The need to feel more of him suffused her. She rocked her hips and squeezed him closer when he moaned.

The sound of whistling broke through the haze. She eased her feet to the steps and they continued down the stairs as if she hadn’t been about to rip off his shirt.

She held onto the railing so her wobbly legs wouldn’t slide out from under her. She chanced a glance up and saw the camera. How could she have forgotten where they were?

He looked back at the space they’d just vacated and raised an eyebrow. “Blind spot,” he whispered. “Didn’t you know?”





Nana Prah is a multi-published author of contemporary, multicultural romance. Her books are sweet with a touch of spice. When she’s not writing she’s reading, indulging in chocolate, and enjoying life with friends and family.

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Thursday, 15 January 2015

#Brides From #Africa #HimbaBride #Namibia

On Brides From Africa today, I'm showing off a tribe of special people with ancient traditional clothing. 

The Himba people are a tribe of pastoralists who live in north western Namibia, in the Kuene region formerly known as Kaokoland. The region is a vast stretch of land bordered by Angola to the north and Atlantic Ocean to the west.

 
This Himba's girl's braids are tied back, indicating that she's ready to be married.
Himba woman with an eye-catching elaborate hairstyle
In Himba culture, the bride's hair is decorated in elaborate traditional fashion. And in the photo below, a Himba bride shows off her long dreadlocks, created using a mixture of ground ochre, butter and goat hair. Indian hair extensions or straws are also used.

At the engagement ceremony, the groom's family present live animals  to be killed and offered to the bride's family along with bags of sugar and as a symbol that there will always be an abundance of food.

A Himba woman wearing her bridal finery
On her wedding day, the bride is 'covered up'. Her eyes remain lowered. There's no staring others directly in the eye,  no speaking loudly etc. The bride stays in a little room with her “omutike” or her escort, a girl who will escort her to her new family.

Part of the wedding rituals includes; the payment of 40 cattles (bride price) to the bride’s family. Cowrie shells are presented, representing fertility and prosperity.


A Himba woman wearing her bridal finery
The couple jump over the Broom – a handmade beautifully decorated broom that signifies the start of a couple making a home together.

At the ceremony, a chunky, sour and pretty foul brewed beer is specially made and served.



Read more: DailyMail.co.uk  & Namibiawedding.com

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If you have bridal photos to share from your place, send it to me via email and I'll share it here and give you credit. I love romance and swooning over bride photos is my hobby.
 
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Monday, 12 January 2015

#Romance #Quotes #Monday 44


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I hope you had a relaxed weekend. Welcome to a fresh week filled with love & promise.

Romance Quotes Monday is spiced with love banners and sweet nothing.

Enjoy!

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Read more romance quotes @ Sweetcomments. net

Thank you for stopping by. It would be sweet if you left comments, so I know you dropped in.


Have a love-packed week ahead.

Love
Stella

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Friday, 9 January 2015

Passion Shields by @KiruTaye #Scars #Secrets #Scars #BookTour

Multi-genre author, Kiru Taye is on an exciting tour showcasing the three titles; Scars, Secrets & Scores in the sizzling Passion Shields Series.

Your entertainment is guaranteed. Have fun and participate in the giveaway.


PASSION SHIELDS SERIES by +Kiru Taye, Author

This is a multi-part series following the exploits of the sexy men and women of the Moss Star Security firm owned by Benjamin Moss and Christopher Star. We meet the lovers they possess, the clients they protect and travel internationally from London to Freetown, from Johannesburg to Los Angeles in sexy stories packed with sizzling secrets and thrilling suspense.

Contains: sexual situations, strong language and some violence.

Top Ten
Characters in the Passion Shields Series

BENJAMIN MOSSco-owner of Moss-Star Security firm. Husband of Selina. South African, ex-mercenary. Main character in Scars, Secrets and Scores.


SELINA MOSS :deputy head pharmacists in a major London hospital. Wife of Benjamin. Came to
live in London after the Sierra Leonean civil war. Main character in Scars, Secrets and Scores.

CHRISTOPHER STAR: co-owner of Moss-Star Security firm. Benjamin's bestfriend. Single. From Chechnya. Main character in Shameless, coming soon.


Kenny Cruz: Moss-Star team member.
Benjamin's friend. Owns a Bar Atlantic night club. Divorced. Ex-military. From Nigeria. Main character in Surrender, coming soon.


Lora Campbell: Nurse. Selina's best friend
and former housemate.  Works in the same
hospital as Selina. Main character in Shameless,
coming soon.

Beatrice Moss: Actress. Benjamin's sister.
Lives in South Africa but wants to move to the UK. Main character in Surrender, coming soon.

Kaya Tejan-Cole: Selina's brother. Student. Lives in Sierra Leone. Selina wants him to join her in the UK. Main character in Semper, coming soon.


Juan Roberto: Moss-Star team member. Married to Noni. Main character in Sex Tape,
in the 7 Sinful Secrets anthology.

Noni Roberto: Office Manager at Moss-Star. Married to Juan. Main character in Sex Tape,
in the 7 Sinful Secrets anthology.

Casey Bradshaw: recently joined the
Moss-Star team. Ex-military. Main character in Semper, coming soon.



Scars
(Passion Shields, book 1)
Blurb:
She clutches at control to cover
her flaws. He wants to strip her bare because she's beautiful. Selina
Moss hides a secret beneath her controlled happy exterior. Her body is covered in scars and she's never revealed them to anyone. She's not beautiful and she doesn't want pity.


However, it's her wedding night and husband,
Benjamin Moss, is determined to strip down her barriers.

Benjamin is not playing fair, not when he's
deploying breath-stealing seduction as well as mind-melting sex toys. But will he still want her when she bares all?

Available to buy from: Evernight Publishing
 | AmazonUS
 | AmazonUK
 | AllRomance eBooks
 |Bookstrand

Secrets
(Passion Shields, book 2)

Blurb:
Her body is his to command, her heart his to win.


Selina Moss bared her body to her husband and
allowed him to see her and touch her like no one else has ever done. When a member of the family visits, she realizes there is still so much about her
husband she doesn't know.

Benjamin's remorse about his family history drives his actions. Selina is his present and he'll do whatever it takes to protect her from being contaminated by his past, including revealing the shame that burns his soul.

But for Selina, finding out about Benjamin's past
means investing emotionally in a man who's only going to walk away once their temporary arrangement comes to an end. Is she ready to bare her heart to him along with the secrets of their past?


Available to buy from: Evernight Publishing
 | Amazon US | Amazon UK | AllRomance eBooks
 | Bookstrand


Scores
(Passion Shields, book 3)
Blurb:
His love possesses her. Will it protect her too?

Benjamin Moss has proven how much he cares about his wife, Selina. She pushed him to shred his iron control and bare his soul to her. In return he's earned her much guarded heart as well as her body.

But her past has finally caught up with her and
scores will have to be settled before they can have a happy ending. Can Benjamin's love protect her from those who seek to destroy both of them? Or
will she finally lose the man who's possessed her body as well as her heart?

Buy Links: Evernight Publishing
 |All Romance | Bookstrand | Amazon US | Amazon UK | Barnes & Noble



All My Life by K-Ci & Jo-Jo – Played at Benjamin's and Selina's wedding – Scars.


Just the way you are by Bruno Mars – a declaration of how Ben feels about Selina despite her scars – Scars/Secrets.


Adagio for Strings by Samuel Barber – Was playing in Ben's office when Selina returns after they had an argument – Secrets.

Blurred Lines by Robin Thick – Played in Bar
Atlantic on the Moss-Star staff night out – Scores.

Safe with You by Alex Metric – Played in Bar Atlantic/How Selina feels with Ben – Scores.


Come for You by Nickelback – Ben promises to always come for Selina whenever she needs him.





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A lover of books, as a teenager Kiru used to read
novels under the blanket during lights-outs in boarding school. These days, with a young family to take care of, she's still sacrificing sleep for the
pleasures of a good book.

After over ten successful years in the corporate rate race, she has chosen a different kind of
creative challenge—transforming her wildly vivid imagination into sensual, atmospheric romance stories with passionate characters.


When she’s not writing or reading, she'd hanging out with family and friends or travelling. Born in Nigeria, she currently lives in the UK with husband and children.

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