Monday, October 31, 2011

treat no trick


I got bookmarks. Finally! Like...seven years into this writing gig thing. So, I'll send you one if you want. I have a limited amount, so first come first served. Simply send me an email to hot4sommer[at]yahoo[dot]com and put BOOKMARK in the subject line and your address inside.

Treat no trick!

XOXO
Sommer

Happy Halloween




From me and the great red wiener. Hope your day is fun and full of...candy! :)

XOXO
Sommer

Sunday, October 30, 2011

stop 11...



is at Miss Cassie Exline's house. She's been kind enough to invite me in again. Which is nice because it was colder than balls here yesterday and we actually had snow and sleet for the better part of the day. Today it's sunny and bright but still the chill lurks. Stop by Cassie's to warm up. I've got a copy for giveaway and we're winding up this tour. At the end, someone will have Ruby's socks as a prize. And thank goodness, just in time for the cold.

XOXO
Sommer

Saturday, October 29, 2011

some warm fuzzies on a cold chilly...



day. First a lovely review from Katie at Booking It for Unexpected.

"Yes, the relationship happens hot and fast, but it seems so completely natural I never felt their story was unbelievable."

Go here to see the review.

And the rest of the blog shall be in pictures! Huzzah!




As Pooh Bear would have said, it's a rather blustery day today (watch out for hefflumps and woozles). you can't really see the rain or the wind but you can see the gray and trust me...it's cold!

Homemade hot chocolate in my very most favorite beloved don't-touch-it-it's-mine Halloween mug...

Stuffed mushroom caps for the birthday part we're attending later. Yes...*sigh*...we have to leave the house.

Girl child's first totally solo coconut cake! She did a super job. It's a bummer I can't eat it, but everyone else can enjoy :)

That's it. That's the whole blustery update. Have a lovely weekend, everyone. Stay warm and cozy and cuddle up to someone who smells good. I will be doing that later.

XOXO
Sommer

Thursday, October 27, 2011

sex and socks...


That's the topic at today's stop on the Big Bad Blog Bash. I'm at T. Harrison's smashing blog. Sex and socks, socks and sexy, sexy socks and what outfit makes you feel sexiest (whether you're a man or woman). Hope you can stop in. We're winding up this blog tour very soon. I don't think I'm going to know what to do with myself when it's done!

XOXO
Sommer

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Love at first sight...bah!


or yah? That's the topic for stop #9 of the B4 (Big Bad Blog Bash). And I'm lucky enough to be over at Sharazade's blog. I've never been before. I hope I wore the right outfit...

Stop in and say hi. And tell me, have *you* ever experienced love at first sight? Lightning fast? Or are you more a slow and steady wins the race...

XOXO
Sommer

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Yet another...


stop on the Big Bad Blog Bash. Today I'm at Gemma Parkes's blog talking about werewolves and sausage. Yeah, you heard me. Go here to read HUNGRY LIKE THE WOLF. And there's a giveaway inside.

Don't forget if you comment on every stop you can win Ruby's socks. Sexy stripey hottish socks. Pictures below and thataway in the sidebar~~~>

XOXO
Sommer

Friday, October 21, 2011

TGI(fucking)F

I am so glad it's Friday for various reasons. This has been both a great week and a trying one. Big plan for tomorrow is sleep my ass off. But as for right now, me and Ian have something going on in my head. Or at least me and this song and my current novel.

Enjoy:




XOXO
Sommer
p.s. don't forget to catch up with me on the Blog Tour this weekend if your looking to dick around online. Heh. I said dick...

Thursday, October 20, 2011

oh my gawwwwwwwwwd!

did you hear me screaming from where you are when this box hit my porch? I think I scared the shit out of my neighbor. And I know I amused the man to no end. Then I did my happy dance...'til my vertigo kicked in. Stupid TMJD.

But behold!!!


doubletime...


Break out the box, to celebrate! Okay, we might have to wait some hours for that. But today I'm thrilled to not be at just one place guest blogging...I'm at two.

Stop 6 of the Big Bad blog tour is Lucy Felthouse's Erotica for All:
Link
I'm discussing living up to the name "Big Bad"

Stop 6 is at Kiki Howell's Authors by Authors:

I'm bringing the zombies back out for a full-frontal werewolf and zombie blog and discussing mixing genres.

Come say hi! :)

XOXO
Sommer

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

good mail day...

You ever have those weeks you just NEED a pick-me-up? Something to make you LOL out loud. I've had a month like that and then some. And today was super exciting (read very painful and distressing) TMJD specialist appointment for my bitch of a jaw. And I came home discouraged and in pain and in a foul mood and found this waiting for me...



We have bendy straws. You'll see what those are for. A Pat the Zombie picture book. Yay zombie bunny! An I Love Lucy tote, because for some reason she thinks I am Lucille Ball-ish. Just because the first time she read my blog I had just fallen down the steps and damaged my ass...I don't know. I don't see the connection...*ahem*. There's also Silver Bullet mints (I won't use those on my handsome Ellis Bach, though) and a Hazmat Lego dude. Ya know, because we had the plague hear a few weeks ago. Oh, and a kick ass note because Alison Tyler is just that fucking cool...
Pat the Zombie. Heh. Good thing this wasn't around when my kids were wee. I still might have read it to them...
And here we see what the bendy straws are for. Wine supplied by blog owner. And might possibly be consumed tonight through a fistful of colorful straws.

Silver bullet mints with our own personal (only in his head) fat red werewolf in the background.

Thank you, AT. You saved my day. Seriously. And gave me and LOL out loud.

XOXO
Sommer
p.s. Don't forget to go visit stop five on the B4. See below! :)

paper*gasp*back

Link
Big Bad is in paperback. *high pitched dolphin noise here*. So, so, so excited. Go see for yourself!

XOXO
Sommer

stop 5 is at...


United by Books. Woohoo! Come see why reader reaction scares me more than anything I could ever write and get a chance at a download of BIG BAD. Also, you get tossed in to win Rubie's schmokin' hot socks if I've seen you at every stop along the way.

Wooohooo! Hope to see you there.

Hope that makes sense. I am damn near hallucinating I'm so tired. I could have gone with about six more hours of sleep. Guess I'll have to settle for a vat of coffee.

XOXO
Sommer

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

It was mega super crazy loud in here...



for a moment this morning when I saw these--BIG BAD in bestselling Vamps/Weres and in Paranormal/Horror on ARe. I demanded multiple knucks, high fives and a fair amount of hooting and hollering from the minions.

And I've preserved them for posterity to assure myself it was not a pre-coffee hallucination ;)

XOXO
Sommer
p.s. Big Bad Blog Bash continues tomorrow on stop 5! Woohoo!

Monday, October 17, 2011

I want the wolf...stop 4


On the BIG BAD blog bash is at lovely Aisling Weaver's blog. Here's another chance to win a download of BIG BAD and get a shot at Ruby's socks. And you can tell me why you want the wolf. Or maybe you don't...

XOXO
Sommer

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Rain, rain, don't go away...


I'm guest blogging at 4-Letter Words about storms and sex and sex and storms and sexy storms. I share a vivid memory, discuss the power of a threesome with nature, and though this isn't part of the Big Bad Blog Bash, I do mention the book, so if you do comment, you're automatically throw in the pot for a chance at Ruby's socks. How do you like them apples?

XOXO
Sommer

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Ruby's socks...

My Sock Dreams order. You can covet but you can't touch...

Except for Ruby's socks (below). Those you could win. Sexy over the knee stripes fit for a werewolf lover. Or just...ya know...a sock addict like me.


XOXO
Sommer

My own brother, a god-damned, shit-sucking vampire! Boy, wait 'til Mom finds out, Buddy!



Third stop on the B4 (Big Bad Blog Bash...see what I did there. *snort*) is Miss Katie Salidas's blog where I am blogging to celebrate VAMPIRE AWARENESS MONTH.

Stop in and read my blog The Lost Boys Linkstarted a love affair with the blood sucking community...

Bet you can't guess what it's about!

Make sure you wave hi and share your views on all things vampire, or Lost Boys or just 80s. I'm not picky.

At the end you'll find the first excerpt from Big Bad to feature Tyler Gent. The bloodsucker in question.

Happy Saturday. Mine started with a pre-dawn bang. No really...

Um. Is it nap time yet? (she asked at 7.47 am)

XOXO
Sommer

Friday, October 14, 2011

random life shots


It was a Jack the Ripperish night last night. The fog was so thick it was blowing past my face like smoke.

The Happy Halloweenie recently cleared front garden. Just one giant lit up pumpkin in there now.



Prolly one of the last cukes from the garden this year.

This was based on a tweet where I mentioned loving that strip of smooth skin that shows when I take my wedding rings off. And how it's like being marked. Very cool.

XOXO
S

It's the bomb-diggity...


Whatever the hell that means!

Today is [trumpet, horns and white ponies please] the release day for my long awaited, much loved, hot, hot hot BIG BAD. Yay!! (print to come)

To celebrate this fantabulous day I have done all kinds of stupid dances, cooed to the wiener dog, driven my twitter stream insane saying it over and over again and oh look, what a coinkydink...

I was asked to join Eliza Gayle's awesome celebration on the DAMM blog, which is stop #2 of the B4 so I'm over there with a Halloween memory. The most traumatic Halloween of. All. Time.

Okay, maybe not of all time, but hey! It was pretty damn scary. For an eight year old...

Either way, join the fun over on her blog for the rest of October. There are all kinds of goodies to be had. And they are not peeled grape eyeballs and cold spaghetti. They are much, much better than that!

And now an excerpt. Feel free to shut your eyeballs if you don't like smoking hot wolves.

Lust according to Ruby:
You read those books where they explain it all away. They make it fine with
rationalization. But what if I just want to? What if that's my whole reason? My
life is not a romance novel. I don't need justification. I'm a grown woman who
knows what she wants.

I want Ellis. And I want Tyler.

And I won't apologize...

What's worse than wanting both your best friend who's a vampire and the
just-back-in-town alpha werewolf you find yourself fixated on? Finding out that
the werewolf in question wants you, too. But he isn't too keen on the sharing
part. Oh, and by the way, you're his dead mate.

Okay, okay, dead is harsh—reincarnated.

What's worse than that? Realizing that you believe the whole crazy tale of
reincarnation. Because it seems to be true.

And yet you still want them both—together. Vampire and werewolf and you in the
middle. Stuck between two predators who want you and only you. To complicate it
all, you find out that you can have it. With your new/old mate's blessing. But
just one time before he claims you as his.

Are you brave enough to take it? That one shot?

Well...Are you?

Warnings: This title contains graphic sex and language, spanking, m/f/m sex,
multiple partners.

BUY LINK to Excessica (available from other vendors)

EXCERPT of BIG BAD by Sommer Marsden

"I need to go back," I whispered.

Ellis gave a short nod. He looked a lot of things at that moment. Happy, sad,
angry, determined. His personality was so big, his presence so huge. He scared
me on so many levels and many of them good. In a moment of impulse, I turned and
kissed him. Pressing my hands—shaking and freezing in fingerless grey gloves as
if they could help me—to his rough cheeks. I held his face as I kissed him. He
growled low in his throat. A constant drone of aggression and want as a back
beat to the kiss. Ellis grasped my hips with strong fingers, sank them in so I
worried I'd bruise—hoped I'd bruise.

Without thinking, I clasped my hands behind his neck and brought my legs up to
wrap his waist. He had only three inches on me and maybe thirty pounds. He was
strapping and burly but not bulky, I was curvy and solid but not fat. Our bodies
pressed together in the perfect meld and I felt the hard ridge of his cock
pressed the cleft of my pussy.

"You'd better stop or I'm taking you right here," he said. His voice was rough
and righteous and I believed him beyond a shadow of a doubt.

I stroked my tongue down over his and tugged the finer hairs at the nape of his
neck and the growl turned dangerous. He started to move, to lay me down and I
let go of him—falling away as quickly as I had latched on.

"Not yet, not yet!" I said, my hands up in mock surrender.

"Ruby," he drew the word out and made it sound dirty and sexy and fine.

"I'm sorry. I am. Soon. I will. I just—" I didn't know what so I shook my head
instead of finishing that sentence.

"I can smell the lust on you. It's thick and smells like lilacs." When he
grinned at me, I wanted to change my mind.

"I know you can."

"I don't scare you being a lycan but my want of you does?"

"And the whole dead mate thing," I said, turning so fast my coat swept open for
an instant. I hurried through the dry and brittle grass with Ellis right on my
heels.

"Why are you drawn to me? Certainly not because I came into your store and
bought sausage as Tyler explained."

I snorted, shaking my head. How stupid that sounded but in a way it was true.
"That's when you caught my attention. That's when I started…" I blew out a
breath.

"Coveting me?" he chuckled, taking three big steps and grabbing my hand in his
big warm one. Heat baked off of him like I was standing close to an oven or a
grill. It felt good, that heat. I swore I could smell him even above the cold
winter wind. He smelled like a man. Campfires and tobacco and earth.

"Coveting, yes." My hood flew back off my head and my hair rose up. Tendrils got
caught up in the wind and swirled around my head.

"But you want Tyler too," he said and tugged me so I had to stop.

"Yes, not as…" I stared at my beat up boots until he pushed my chin up with his
fingers.

"Not as…?"

I had been about to say not as much as you but realized that wasn't so accurate.
More like "In a different way."

"He's your friend?"

I nodded, pushing my unruly hair back even as the wind yanked it away and tossed
it asunder again.

"But you want to fuck him?" He grinned.

I felt a stain of embarrassment flood my cheeks but I forced my shoulders back
and my head high. "Yes," I said defiantly.

"Okay. I can live with that. For now."

I wanted to ask Ellis why the hell I would care if he could live with it. But I
did. Why I'd want his approval. But I did. And why it mattered that he accepted
it. But it did.

So I simply nibbled my bottom lip until he pulled my hood up and pressed my hair
under it. He kissed my nose and said "Come on, I'll walk you home."

Thursday, October 13, 2011

And the werewolf is first spotted...


wet and nekkid on ARe! First sighting. Woohoo! Out tomorrow. But I am not excited. It is no big deal...*ahem*

No more coffee for me.

XOXO
Sommer

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

First stop on the BIG BAD Blog Bash...


is today! Woop! :) I'm at Miss Rebecca Bond's blog talking about--well, basically--how Ellis and Tyler and Ruby came into being.

BIG BAD comes out Friday at Excessica and I am psyched. I'm even more psyched to remind you that if you comment along every stop, you'll be entered to win Ruby's socks (featured in a sexy scene in the book). I'll post a pick of them as soon as they arrive. They're from Sock Dreams and they are fabulous.

For the time being, go over to Rebecca's and say howdy. I'd love to see you there. You could win a copy of BB (when it's out!) and of course, possibly, some smoking hot socks...

XOXO
Sommer

The Rest of the tour:

October, the month to howl…
10/12 Rebecca Bond’s blog. I hope Ellis and I don’t shed…
10/14 Release day for BIG BAD!and a coinkydink of guest blogging about Halloween on Eliza Gayle's The DAMM blog!
10/15 Back at Katie’s Written in Blood for Vampire Awareness month. I’ll be talking about bloodsuckers in general and then maybe introduce Tyler Gent, my vamp from BIG BAD, with a snippety doo dah!
10/17 Aisling Weaver’s blog because she wants da wolf!
10/19 United by Books is having me...fur and all :)
10/20 Double time:
Erotica for All to chat about Big Bad
Kiki Howell’s blog with the whole spooky crew. Big Bad and Lunatic Fringe.
10/24 Creating some wolfish havoc over at Sharazade's blog!
10/25 Gemma Parkes’s blog, Awhoooooo!
10/27 Back at T. Harrison’s blog to scratch up her hardwood floors with our wolf claws.
10/30 Back at Cassie’s for some howling at the Halloween moon
10/31 Drink heavily and steal candy from my kids.
11/9 Final stop at KD Grace's blog. Sock winner announced the next day! Woohoo! socks! [werewolf whistle]

Monday, October 10, 2011

readers...


I'd love to get to know you. I have a lot of visitors and I cherish them all. I love to hear from my fellow writers all the time. But I'd love to hear from more of you. A writer's nothing without readers. True story.

I won't bite. I promise. Unless you ask me nicely. Doesn't have to be a love letter, but I'd love it if you'd introduce yourselves. :) What do you like to read most? How much do you read? Do you read ebooks mostly or print or is it a free for all? Etc...

I'd like to be able to say hi back. And recognize your names when you do choose to speak up and comment on blogs.

XOXO
Sommer

Sunday, October 9, 2011

The Book Queen...


has spoken and declared Automagically a Top Pick. Awesomeness. Read the extremely flattering review here on Night Owl Reviews.

Today I am waiting for the grim reaper to come collect me. Seriously...how long does this stuff take to go away?

Drop down one blog and tell me your favorite poem. I might be dying but I'm still nosy as hell.

XOXO
Sommer

Saturday, October 8, 2011

"Like girls on hands and knees that throw their hair, Before them over their heads to dry in the sun..."


On a random (and yes, sick-day I have grown bored now) pop in at Etsy, I saw these. They made me think of my favorite tree growing up and also one of my top three favorite poems ever. "Birches" by Robert Frost.

I think I'll put them on my *things I want for my 40th birthday* list.

So, anyone have any favorite poems? What are they? Why are they? These are the things that flit around in my brain when I don't feel well. Help a bored girl out.

Hope your Saturday is kicking ass.

XOXO
Sommer

Friday, October 7, 2011

a cluster of reviews...

Feel free to skip if review snippets are not your thing! I'm still sick but no fever today. However, the day has already been full of surprises. Not all of them good. So...I hope I'm making sense.




4 kisses for Ferryman from Top2Bottom Reviews:
What reinforced the story, made it a worthwhile read for me, is Sommer Marsden’s talent for creating magnetic characters.




5 stars for Automagically from Just Erotic Romance Reviews:


Ms. Marsden shows why she is one of my favorite authors with her knack for keeping you involved in the story and delighting in every word...




A 'go forth and read' for Learning To Drown from You Gotta Read Reviews:

Will I read this book again, I already have. Is this a keeper, it already is. Do I recommend it, I already am.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

So I am ridiculously sick...


Enjoy a picture of my Gluten Free apple puff pancake. It is the last thing I tasted.

Have a great day! As soon as girl child leaves, I am crawling back into bed and working from there.

XOXO

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

A request per the man...


and once midnight EST hits, it's too late. I've never posted a request for him before and that's saying something. And he loathes all things FB. But he read this amazing story and was moved to ask me to do whatever I could.

"Since you do that Facebook stuff."

So go read Lindsay's story and then go HERE and like her for the winner of the fairytale wedding. This is free Karma. One click and you have a warm fuzzy for the rest of the day. And despite how it sounds, I mean that in the cleanest possible way.

Thanks and love to all who take a second to click a fairytale ending into existence.

XOXO
Sommer

Nice-nice stuff...


There's a review of Kinky Girls: An Xcite Collection of Women on the Wild Side
up on Erotica Revealed this month! Ashley Lister gives his take on this dirty-dirty book. In the process, he said this about yours truly:

Sommer Marsden is well-known and deservedly respected in the world of erotic fiction. She writes hot, exciting fiction that sizzles with erotic anticipation. Her characters are vivid and horny and eminently likeable. And her stories are compelling and satisfying the way that arousing erotic fiction needs to be satisfying...

Why thank you, Ashley, you are super! [the check is in the mail ;)]

XOXO
Sommer