Friday, August 22, 2014

LOOKING FOR ANSWERS

August 23, 2014: 
This week’s MySexySaturday http://mysexysaturday.blogspot.ca/ is to find out what happened after THE END. It’s Complicated (http://www.amberquill.com/store/p/1920-It-s-Complicated.aspx) the first book in my Peninsula Heights series, ended with what seems to be an unsolvable mystery. Then Pete’s father stepped in and hired Private Investigator Marcus D’Angelo. Below are 7 paragraphs from:
 
 
LOOKING FOR ANSWERS
By Christiane France
http://www.amberquill.com/store/p/1945-Looking-For-Answers.aspx
Blurb:
When P.I. Marcus D’Angelo is asked to investigate the rumors of shakedowns and extortion in Little Italy involving Sal Ravello, he enlists the help of new neighbor and unemployed news reporter, Jake Reilly. Peninsula Heights has never had a problem with organized crime and Marcus doubts they have one now. He figures it’s most likely a falling out among friends that’s turned into an old-fashioned vendetta.
But whatever the cause, it’s the perfect opportunity for Marcus to find out if the attraction he feels for Jake is mutual or merely wishful thinking on his part.
^ ^ ^
...“I know everyone seems to believe whatever started it is a deep dark secret. I’m not so sure. I figure it’s impossible to keep anything completely secret this long with that many involved. Other people get curious, they ask questions, and if they really want to know, they usually find out.”
“Or at the very least hazard a guess that could be spot on or way off base.”
“That, too. And after all this time who’s to say what’s the real truth and what some believe is the truth?”
The stove timer chose that moment to buzz. Jake got to his feet and headed off to deal with it. “Food’s ready,” he announced a moment or two later. “Let’s eat before it spoils. We can talk more about this later.”
I finished the rest of my wine. Then, taking the empty glass with me, I followed him into the kitchen where I saw the table was already set for two.
He looked up from what he was doing and smiled. “The wine is in the fridge if you’d care to do the honors.”
After I refilled our glasses, I joined Jake at the counter where he was carving the chicken. What with the sexy looks he’d been sending my way and the tension that had been building since the day we first met by the elevator, I was more than ready for a little action. This was what I wanted, what I intended to have. And since one of us had to make the first move, I gave into temptation and ran a hand slowly over his ass.
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Don’t forget that this is a blog hop. To check out the other contributors’ blogs just follow this link:  http://mysexysaturday.blogspot.ca/
Cool mysteries and hot romance - http://www.chrisgrover.ca
Latest Release: Looking For Answers – http://www.amberquill.com/store/p/1945-Looking-For-Answers.aspx
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http://twitter.com/chrisgrover2
http://christianefrance.blogspot.ca/ 
 
 
 

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Friday, August 15, 2014

TIME SHIFT

August 16, 2014: 
For this this week’s edition of MySexySaturday http://mysexysaturday.blogspot.ca/ I have 7 paragraphs from TIME SHIFT – a historical time travel. My heroine doesn’t get to ride in a carriage or any other vehicle, but when she goes through a door in modern day Paris, she’s in for a whole different kind of ride--the ride of her life.
 

 
TIME SHIFT
By Christiane France
Blurb:
When Mariette Joubert visits the house where her grandfather was born in Paris, France, she falls through a secret doorway… And finds herself in the year 1763, working as a courtesan in a high class house of pleasure where the infamous Marquis de Sade and his friends are regular visitors. Exclusive rights to Mariette have already been purchased by wealthy merchant, Philippe de Gaspard, but when one of de Sade’s friends decides he want her, Mariette is in big trouble. The Marquis de Vernnay is reputed to be even worse than de Sade. He also has royal connections, so his wishes take precedence over Philippe’s.
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Before she could push him away and leave, the groping stopped and his hand was under her dress, making straight for her pussy. He hooked his foot around the leg of her chair to keep her immobile, and his fingers probed her bush, trying to slide their way inside. She kept her knees pressed tightly together, but still the disgusting creature wouldn’t give up. Finally, by sheer force, he managed to push the tip of one finger between her legs and press it against her wetness.
After wiggling the finger against her clit for a few seconds, he removed it, inspected the glistening digit and then proceeded to taste the wetness with his tongue.
“You are quite delicious, my dear. Sweet as honey,” he whispered as he resumed the attack by pushing his hand back under her skirt and pulling hard on her pubic hairs. “Let me in, mademoiselle. If we are to enjoy this, I must insist you open your legs un peu. I want to fuck you with my finger, yes? ”
Mariette kept still as a statue while her mind darted in a dozen different directions. She couldn’t scream and she couldn’t run. And she sure as hell couldn’t stand to have him touching her like this. Just then, the silverware beside her plate caught her attention, reminding her she wasn’t completely helpless.
After grabbing one of the forks, she stabbed the tines hard against the back of his hand.
“Stop what you are doing at once, sir. Or I will make sure this fork goes through your hand in the same way it would go through a tender piece of filet. I doubt you would enjoy that.”
“On the contrary.” He giggled and withdrew his hand a few inches, but she could see the excitement glittering in his dark eyes. “Do you not know that pain can also be pleasure of the most exquisite kind?”
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Don’t forget this is a blog hop. To check out the blogs from all the other contributors please follow this link:  http://mysexysaturday.blogspot.ca/
Cool mysteries and hot romance - http://www.chrisgrover.ca
Latest Release: Looking For Answers – http://www.amberquill.com/store/p/1945-Looking-For-Answers.aspx
http://www.facebook.com/chris.grover.71
http://twitter.com/chrisgrover2
http://christianefrance.blogspot.ca/ 
 
 
 

Thursday, August 14, 2014

A couple of days ago Amber Quill announced a special 50% overall discount on all my books during the period Aug.13 to Aug.19, 2014. http://www.amberquill.com/store/m/115-Christiane-France.aspx

I made mention of this in all the usual places, and I'd like to thank everyone who has taken (or is maybe thinking of taking) advantage of this special sale.

But I forgot to mention that I'm running a contest in connection with this sale:

All you have to do is choose one of my books, read the blurb and excerpt you'll find by following the above link, then let me know which actors you'd pick to play the two main characters. The contest will close at midnight, EST, on August 20, 2014, and the reader who I feel makes the best selections will receive a download of that book, or one of my other books if they prefer.

Thanks everyone!

Christiane

Cool mysteries and hot romance - http://www.chrisgrover.ca
Latest Release: Looking For Answers – http://www.amberquill.com/store/p/1945-Looking-For-Answers.aspx
http://www.facebook.com/chris.grover.71
http://twitter.com/chrisgrover2
http://christianefrance.blogspot.ca/ 

 

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Special 50% sale on my books at Amber Quill Press

Starting tomorrow, August 13, 2014 and continuing on through August 19, 2014, Amber Quill Press will be offering a 50% overall discount on all e-books by Christiane France.
 
If there are any of my books you haven't read, but maybe would like to, this is a great opportunity to acquire them at half-price.
 
The following are a few of my more popular titles. You'll find them together with my entire back list and latest releases at: http://www.amberquill.com/store/m/115-Christiane-France.aspx
 
 Christiane
 
 
    
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Friday, August 8, 2014

AND THE CAT CAME BACK

August 9, 2014: 
My contribution to this week’s edition of MySexySaturday  http://mysexysaturday.blogspot.ca/ is 7 paragraphs from AND THE CAT CAME BACK. The handsome furry fellow on the cover is our very own kitty, Domino, who plays the part of Foofuss so well it’s a tiny bit scary.
 
 
And The Cat Came Back
by Christiane France

ISBN-13: 978-1-61124-232-4 (Electronic)
 http://www.amberquill.com/store/p/1514-And-The-Cat-Came-Back.aspx
Blurb:
Home renovator Seth Lawley is ready to settle down if the right man comes along, but he’s cautious. He believes he who hesitates saves himself a whole lot of heartbreak.
Grant Kenyon, on the other hand, is ready to take a chance. He figures anyone who hesitates when it comes to grabbing what he wants from life risks losing out.
Foofuss, Grant’s bossy, matchmaking Persian cat, has decided his master needs company and Seth is it...that’s if he can figure out the perfect plan to bring the two of them together.
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He smiled and pressed a kiss against my mouth. “That was good, but over much too fast. Maybe we can do better next time.”
“Maybe so.” I chuckled and squeezed his butt cheeks. “But I’m thinking it’s just as well this time was short and sweet.”
He frowned. “Why do you say that?”
I gestured behind him to the door, which I’d obviously failed to close since it was now wide open, then down at the floor where Foo was observing us with wide-eyed interest. “I’m not in the habit of performing for an audience. At least not if I’m aware there is one.”
“Oh, shit!” His jaw dropped as he caught sight of the open door, then he burst out laughing. “Not much chance anyone saw us, but if they did, what the hell? Could be they learned something.” He hitched up his pants and quickly closed and locked the door. “As for this guy”—he bent down and patted Foo on the head—“he just has to be part of everything. That right, you little pervert?”
Foo arched his back, bumped his head against Grant’s leg, and made a few hrmphing sounds as he took off down the hall with his tail waving high.
Grant straightened and wrapped his arms loosely around my waist. “What say we adjourn to the bathroom? Enjoy the second half of the program in private.” 
 
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Latest Release: Looking For Answers – http://www.amberquill.com/store/p/1945-Looking-For-Answers.aspx
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http://twitter.com/chrisgrover2
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