Friday, April 30, 2010

Blogmania! Blogs & Prizes Galore


My Blog is 6 of 122.

You’ve arrived at exactly the right time to explore lots of new blogs, all of which, ARE GIVING AWAY A VERY SPECIAL BLOGMANIA GIVEAWAY (For One Day Only, TODAY – April 30th) .

We’ve done all the work for you. No hunting or surfing. Each blog will have a number and each new blog link will have a number. These numbers will allow you to keep track of which blogs you’ve visited and how many are left to visit. Why not take a moment to make a list of blog numbers 1-122 and check off the blogs as you go.

I know you’ll want to visit as many blogs today as you can. So, if you see something that interests you on any of our participating blogs, why not bookmark that site. Later, when you have more time, you can discover all its fabulous treasures.



PRIZE #1) A free pdf copy of my recently released erotic romance "Bad Conduct" and it's prequel "The Perfect Gift". Leave me a comment on today's blog post to be entered.

PRIZE #2) A $20.00 (twenty dollars US) gift card for

To win you must follow my blog and leave a comment letting me know you did so. If you're already a follower, let me know and you're also eligible. Or follow me on Twitter at and tell me in the comments to be entered also. Be sure to leave me a way to contact you.

Please also visit the rest of the blogs in today's event. They will lead you to the other blogs.

(Blog- 1) – HOST OF BLOGMANIA) Between The Pages -

(Blog -2) – CO-HOST OF BLOGMANIA) The Black Sheep Dances -

(Blog-43) - CO-HOST OF BLOGMANIA) Books, Books Everywhere -

(Blog-3) Writing is a Blessing -

(Blog-25) Que's Ramblings -

(Blog-75) Kelly's Lucky You -

(Blog-103) London's Boutique -

(Blog-81) My Overstuffed Bookshelf -

(Blog-114) Books, Books, the Magical Fruit -

(Blog-28) A Novel Source -

* Also be sure to check out Wendi Zwaduk's interview on my blog today also.

REMEMBER ~ to be entered to win my prize set of "Bad Conduct" and "The Perfect Gift" in pdf format, leave a comment for me on this post. To make me really happy and collect a second entry for my prizes today, follow me on this blog. If you're already a blog follower, make sure to tell me in your comment and you'll get a second entry.

The Perfect Gift
Bianca's on the search to find the perfect gift for her boyfriend Ty this Christmas. But then she discovers a hidden stash of gay male porn under his side of the bed. Stunned, and scared, she needs to find out if Ty's more interested in men than in her.The Perfect Gift is available at Total-E-Bound

She arranges an illicit night for Ty with her handsome gay co-worker Brendan.

To her astonishment and delight, the night turns into a ménage-à-trois, and all three lovers end up benefiting from this special gift.

Excerpt ~ The Perfect Gift:

Whistling, a merry bounce to his step, Ty ducked snowflakes and the neighbour kids’ snowballs as he made a dash to the house after some last minute Christmas shopping. He loved Christmas and this year was the most special yet for it was his first living with Bianca. She’d made their apartment into a cosy home, brimming with Christmas magic, overflowing with love. He didn’t know what he’d ever done to deserve her, but he sure was grateful. He counted his blessings daily.

He was excited about his special gift for her—a diamond ring and first class tickets for Bianca’s dream trip—their honeymoon trip to Hawaii. Now she’d not only go to paradise, but honeymoon there—with him.

Shaking with the excitement, he couldn’t wait to see her expression. The scent of candy canes blended with a trace of wax told him she was burning more Christmas candles. Blinking lights glistened off every reflective surface.

Juggling packages that towered over his head, Ty managed to navigate to the twinkling tree in the corner of the living room and set down his presents without breaking anything. Picking out the ring, he put it in his pocket. He wanted to keep it close.

The scent of roasted turkey filled the small apartment with homey, delicious smells. Looking first right and then left to make sure Bianca wouldn’t catch him in the act, he peeked under the foil covering as the turkey sat on top of the stove, done and ready to be enjoyed. His mouth watering, he stole a bite.

Everything seemed to be in place, except his lady. She wouldn’t leave with supper ready on the stove, would she? “Bianca? Are you home? Where are you, sweetheart?”

Only the whir of the heater broke the silence. Worried she’d fallen asleep in the tub again, he checked the bathroom. Luckily, he found it empty, and he breathed a deep sigh of relief.

“Okay, are you waiting for me in the bedroom?” With a very special Christmas gift? Maybe she awaited him naked, wearing only a large bow around her waist like last year. His cock flexed and his blood surged. Excited as a little boy getting a shiny new bike, he rubbed his hands together and opened the door wide.

There was a naked body curled sexily on a brand new red and green satin bedspread, wrapped in a big red velvet bow only it wasn’t Bianca. It wasn’t even female!


“Merry Christmas,” Brendan, the hottie from Bianca’s office, drawled huskily.

Brendan laughed throatily and rolled his eyes. “No silly. I’m her Christmas gift to you.” He pointed at the bow, just above his huge cock that was swiftly showing signs of life. “Don’t you see the bow?”

Dumbfounded, Ty’s gaze glued to the man’s beautiful cock, and his mouth went dry. “You’re my Christmas gift from Bianca?” he echoed. A million thoughts crashed into one another. Had he said or done something to make her suspect his sexuality, his feelings? Had she found his stash of male porn? Was this her way of saying goodbye? Was she going out of his life in style? Just what in the hell was going on?

He felt so guilty he couldn’t stand it. He couldn’t bear to lose her. Barely able to breathe, he whispered, “Why?” in a ragged voice.

Brendan rose and sashayed over to him. “She loves you, man, so much she’s giving you this incredible choice. She wants you to be happy. She’s quite a woman. If I ever decide to get married, I want one just like her.”

Ty didn’t like the sound of that, as if Brendan had designs on his woman. And yet, he understood where the guy was coming from. Shoving his hair behind his ears, he squinted at his so-called present. Feeling like two souls warring in one body, he wanted to deck the guy for getting near his woman, while he also wanted to throw out his inhibitions and ravish and be ravished by him.

Bad Conduct ~ Sequel to The Perfect Gift

When Captain Ty Gibson comes home from a tour of duty in Iraq to marry Bianca, their sometimes third lover Brendan stirs up a mess of trouble.

Captain Ty Gibson has made up his mind. He loves Bianca and he's going to marry her. But when he comes home from his tour of duty in Iraq, their sometimes third lover Brendan fights for Ty. Although Bianca once enjoyed their occasional ménages, she's ready to settle down with just one man and wants that one man to settle down with just her.

Brendan's troublemaking jeopardises everything in Ty's life – his future with Bianca and his military career.
Excerpt ~ Bad Conduct:

Captain Tyler Gibson shivered from anticipation. Or was it a first class case of nerves?

Before turning on his webcam, he double-checked that his door was locked and his curtains tightly shut. Although no one should barge in on a captain’s private quarters, one never knew, and he couldn’t afford to be caught.

“You should stop this madness before you get busted, idiot,” he murmured under his breath.

Yet, the book lured and cajoled him to practice its magic. Of all times to read the Kama Sutra, on a lonely deployment to Iraq probably wasn’t the best. He ached to touch his lover, Bianca, and to be touched by her.

He couldn’t wait to go stateside, to make Bianca his bride. He should have done it before shipping out to Iraq. If not for her concerns about their sometimes third lover, Brendan, he would have.

The book laid propped open where he could refer to it. The rest of the room was neat, ready for inspection. Hospital corners made the blanket taut on his bed. It wouldn’t stay that way once he began pleasuring himself, pretending it was Bianca’s hands caressing him.

An instant message signal beeped on the computer, and his heart raced. His gaze bounced to the double monitor sprouting from the steel desk.

His pulse hammered in his throat. His hands grew clammy so he wiped them down his side. His cock thrummed.

Bianca… His love.

He moved to open it, squinted at the screen name and his heart stopped. It was Brendan.

Chills raced down his spine, and he broke into a cold sweat. He needed to go cold turkey on the man and had tried to do so, but Brendan kept IMing and emailing.

To Tyler’s shame he was still turned on by the guy. He didn’t have the same type of feelings for Brendan as he did for Bianca, but he still got a hard-on thinking of the man’s hot bod. Why had Bianca given Brendan to him as a Christmas gift, wrapped in a huge red bow and nothing else?

His breath burned in his throat, and his nostrils flared. He stared at the invitation and his body burned.

God, but he was in hell.

His gut clenched, his nerves on the razor’s edge.

Bianca was due at any moment, and if she got the slightest inkling he was having sex, even cyber sex, with Brendan, he feared what she would do.

If he answered Brendan’s summons, could he get him off in time? If he didn’t answer, Brendan would keep pinging him. Surely, Bianca would hear. Even if she didn’t, he would know.

The monitor glowed like a fiend, as deadly as an armed enemy soldier. After inhaling deeply, he lowered himself to the computer chair and typed, “I can’t talk. I have an important online meeting.

The message came on that Brendan was typing. Then words flashed on the screen. “With who?”


He was against lying but typed anyway, “My commander. I’ll email you later.”

“Surely you can squeeze in a quickie.” Then a nude live shot of Brendan popped onto Ty’s screen.

Ty’s breath grew shallow and his fingers itched as Brendan stroked his hard, shiny cock and gazed through the screen with a come hither look.

A scream strangled in Ty’s throat and he wanted to throttle and fuck the guy all at the same time. Brendan could be such a bitch.

Bad Conduct is available from Total-E-Bound


Knifty Thrifty said...

Thank You!

Unknown said...

great giveaway

Rae Reads said...

Wicked giveaway!!

I'm a follower.

ally said...

Am a follower!


julstew said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

I am a follower.

julstew at gmail dot com

s7anna said...

Hey Ashley,
I'm looking forward to reading both these stories...I absolutely adore reading menage stories and army men are just soo darn sexy! YUM!

This event is such a great way to get acquainted with some great blogs out there. Thank you for being part of such a wonderful event.


GFC follower

Teresa said...

Hi Ashley,

I loved The Perfect Gift and look forward to reading Bad Conduct. I have been a background follower of your blog for a while now. I'm just getting the hang of leaving comments. Thanks for the chance to win something today.


Jennifer Mathis said...

please enter me

Sarah said...

I'd love to be entered!


Beleth said...

Count me in! Im a new follower :D

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Amber said...

Would love a chance to read more! count me in :)

I'm a new follower

Beverly said...

Great contest! I am a follower! Please enter me!

lovelyritaann said...

Great giveaway!

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lovelyritaann said...

I'm a follower!

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Anonymous said...

I'd love to be entered in your draw. Thanks.

RobinV said...

Love your books!

Carol L. said...

The excerpts are great. Have heard good things about both titles. Good luck all.GFC follower.
Carol L.

Unknown said...

Love the new look, Ashley!

Eva S said...

I'd love to read your books, thanks for the giveaway!

I'm a follower

eva.silkka at

Emmagan said...

I great prize!

I am new follower.

SueFitz said...

i'm a follower via google and twitte (froggyfitz)

Great contest thanks for participating in Blogmania


Ezzy said...

enter me for your amazing giveaway :)


Ezzy said...

I'm also following following your blog :)


Unknown said...

I'm a follower
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rubynreba said...

Thanks for the nice giveaway.

I am a follower.


Anita said...

enter me

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Linda Henderson said...

Please enter me in your giveaway, I'd love to read your books.

I am a new follower on Google.

seriousreader at live dot com

DK's Book Reviews said...

Thanks for the entry and I am a follower.

Jessica said...


LuAnn said...

Great prizes!

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Sarah said...

Wow fab giveaway!

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elaing8 said...

great excerpts and giveaway
please count me in

katsrus said...

New follower. Great contest.
Sue B

Natasha A. said...

Oh yum!! These sounds great!!
I am a new follower :D
natasha @ likeminds . ca

Amanda said...

Oh, please count me in!! These sound wonderful! And, I'm a new follower!

Zombiemom said...

New to blogging and loving it!!

Jamie said...

I am in!!

akascrapaholic [at] gmail [dot] com

nel said...

Hey Ashley,
I'm looking forward to reading both these stories...I absolutely adore reading menage stories and series books..

This event is such a great way to get acquainted with some great blogs out there. Thank you for being part of such a wonderful event.

dsublady at aol dot com

nel said...

new follower to blog via GFC

dsublady at aol dot com

fdigsby said...

would love to read these

Leonard Family said...


Cathy M said...

would love to read your stories, Ashley

am a follower


Sweet Vernal Zephyr said...

Please enter me! Thanks - Miranda

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Unknown said...

Please enter me in the contest.

Stiletto Storytime said...

Sounds great! Would love to read and review them for the site!


Jordan Deen said...

Can not wait to read these!


Anonymous said...

I'm a follower. I love this contest!

Tracy said...

What a great giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity!

Sarah Coulsey said...

This is so much fun!! Thank you for an awesome giveaway and day!!! I am a follower.

sarahcoulsey03 at gmail dot com

Sarah Coulsey said...

I am a follower!!

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Texas Book Lover said...

Wow, those look like a lot of fun to read... I love finding new authors and I am finding tons today! I am off to sign up as a follower! Thank's a million!

Dwayne said...

This is awesome. Count me in, please!

Kathy Martin said...

My email is kmartin802 AT gmail DOT com. Thanks for taking part in Blogmania.

Anonymous said...

I'd love to win your ebooks.

I'm a GFC follower too

Carina said...

Count me in!


Nightly Cafe said...

New follower. TY. bkwalkerbooks at comcast dot net

Unknown said...

Hello from I am your newest follower coming to you for Blogmania! I am glad to be here.

Anonymous said...

This blogmania is so much fun! Thanks for the effort to put this all together and for your participation. The excerpt was hot! So please enter me to win! LOL

Nolie said...

Please enter me in the drawing.

Rebecca Wells said...

I'm in!

- Rebecca


Angelia said...

Can't WAIT to read these!

Aleksandra said...

New follower!

Arlene said...

Another new follower who'll come soon. Thanks for participating in blogmania.

Sherry said...

I love your blog and this is a great contest.

New follower


I'm a follower of your blog.


Judy said...

2 great reads!!

I am already a follower of your blog.

Please count me in!!


LadyMyth said...

Thanks everybody. :)

I just got home from the day job so am just starting to make the rounds of Blogmania.

Andrea I said...

New follower.

Mary said...

wish i had found your blog before!! This is right up my alley lol! absolutely a follower!

Benita said...

What fun! I'm a new follower.


Tawania said...

What a great giveaway!


Christina said...

Great giveaway. I am now a follower!

Elise said...

I am a follower via GFC.

Nicole Larsen said...

I follow via Google Connect

Historical Writer/Editor said...

Hello, I'm a follower.
L_Hogg AT comcast DOT net

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your book. Thanks for the giveaway!

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Anonymous said...

I am a google follower!

lexigurl_17 (at) hotmail (dot) com

Tamara B. said...

I am a follower through Google Friend Connect.

Llehn said...

I'm following via google connect.


Roni said...

Hi Ashley,

Just wanted to let you know I've enjoyed your books.

contestcrow said...

i am a follower

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Anonymous said...

Following Happily Ever After with Google Friend Connect [Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug}] -- *Thanks* for the giveaway!

L said...

Enter me please! I'm a new follower.


Bella said...

Well, this is fun, thanks! And your new releases look awesome!

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Monica Corwin said...

new follower! Thanks for the giveaway!


skyla11377 said...

I Am A Blog Follower (skyla11377).
I Already Follow You On Twitter (@skyla11377).

Really Awesome Giveaway. I Am Having Fun Visiting All Of The Blogs.


chloesmom said...

I follow you on Twitter! thriftypdxmom

LB said...


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Anne - Mommy Has to Work said...

new follower

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Elaine Hopper said...

Wow! Thanks everybody. I've never had so many comments before. This has been a blast.

I'm having fun visiting everybody else's blogs today, too. I look forward to getting to know all of you even better.

Dawn Doucette said...

Sounds like a perfect read for a hot steamy bath! I love a good book and a long hot soak in my bathtub! :) Great giveaway, thanks for participating!

You are welcome to enter my giveaway for my free custom designed jewelry set!

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Murphy said...

Count me in.


Beth said...

Please count me in.
I'm a follower.

Bonita12 said...

I would love to win my first book of this type!!
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Bonita12 said...

new blog follower
bwalker1123 at gmail dot com
Thanks for the giveaway!

Susan said...

Happily Ever After - Ashley Ladd Romance Writer follower via Google

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Meliam said...

I am a new follower. Please count me in!

Unknown said...

I am very happy to meet so many new friends and hope to get to know you.

I want to be fair to everyone and so am giving everyone one chance per each way you let me know you follow me, plus one for the comment each. I'll announce the winners in a few moments. :)

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