Bookswagger meet the Social Bloggers (Hop/Giveaway)

new hop buttonThis is the let’s get to know each other hop. You will probably never see me reviewing a book with this in the blurb

“Can two broken and damaged people”

I am just not about that life.

I love romance, its obvious right. I lean towards the light but I’m loving MC books lately. I think its because I want a motorcycle (hopefully by next summer, I will be road ready). I enjoy reading most subgenres in romance including: Paranormal, MC/IR, BDSM and spanking/domestic discipline, science fiction, and historical…Basically everything. I have to admit I have not been able to get into YA/New Adult, I tried but it just does not pull me in and that is the point of romance. MEI have read a whole lot of stinkers but I prefer not to post about them, I am the only Bookswagger and I just do not have the time. I try to post once a week but love being able to do two. But you know I work a job that sucks the_______ (you can fill in the blank, if you work with me or you are my boss then it sucks all the sadness out of me, I mean every last drop).

I will be at AAD Charlotte next month so hopefully I will actually take pictures and if you will be there we have to say hey or something!


My new book friend, Delighted Reader, Me, Annabel Joseph at her suite AAD Savannah

Some Fun Facts about Me, Bookswagger Marcia:

  1. I have a B.S. in dirt “cough” I meant Motorsports Management
  2. I attended my first romance con last year which led to me attending another con where I saw some demos (whippings occurred) poor dude, he was bad.
  3. I want a Harley!
  4. I am in my dirty thirties (but so far they have been much to clean).
  5. I just love the new things I have tried because I have met people through reading. It’s a cool, cool world. Romance readers are some of the most open in the world.

Bookswagger Giveaway: $5.00 Amazon GC I am currently reading a sci-fi romance, Reality Bites, Gail Kroger. What book or subgenre are you currently reading or looking to read next? (Don’t forget leave your email address)

Hop Giveaway:  $85.00 Amazon GC, 2 ebooks and 2 print books! Entry-Form

Keep Hopping: HERE

Monroe (Skinwalkers 7), Susan Bliler (Audio Review)

Monroe (Skinwalkers 7), Susan Bliler

Eden Warden a game hunter has no love for CEO, Monroe StoneCrow. He is building to close to her property, much to her disgust. She knows he is up to something and as law enforcement for the area he will have to answer to her.

Monroe StoneCrow is the dominant skinwalker. No one challenges him and he always gets what he wants.

He has no idea the thorn in his side Eden, is his Angel, the keeper of his soul. He is drawn to her take no prisoners personality and means to have her. She can run things in her world, but when it comes to the bedroom he is charge, nonnegotiable.

Bookswagger Marcia: Four Crowns, good read, on the way to swagger. I really enjoyed this listen. Eden was assertive, caring and open to reason. I love that in an alpha female. Hate when they make them so aggressive they look ridic and this author was far away from that, so loved it.

Eden the adopted mother of three and Warden is tough, the right match for the dominant Monroe. It was sexy seeing them butt heads and her leave him bewildered (he was so not used to someone challenging him). This story was about the plot and the romance between Eden and Monroe. There are some closed door love scenes and some hot steamy, someone should lock the door love scenes. I felt it was the perfect blend to keep the story moving.

 Straight to the Swagger: I jumped in this book at book 7 and had no trouble enjoying and picking up the background on skinwalkers. I like the history of the people and plan on going back to read book one. If you like strong assertive females who melt for a good alpha then you should check it out.

On the Narrator: Erin Mallon was cool. She did the male/female well, no complaints. First time listing to her.

His Woman, Sam Crescent (MC/IR Review)

his-womanHis Woman, Sam Crescent

Drake cannot understand why Rachel ignores, avoids and all out runs from him. Women find him attractive yet Rachel goes out of her way to be polite but distant.

Rachel finds Drake to be more than she can handle. After a relationship gone wrong in the city, she has resigned herself to a single life living with her father on her family’s ranch in Crest Hill.

Drake knows what he wants, he has never been shy about it and will not let Rachel’s fear or her overprotective fathers shotgun stop him from claiming the woman he knows is meant to be his.

Bookswagger Marcia: Three Crowns, swagger jacked, decent read. This was a cute read, I found it interesting how the author weaved in Rachel’s parents romantic history. Her father is white and her mother was AA and it was unheard of in their time, especially in the small community they reside in. Rachel and Drakes romance moved pretty darn fast. They knew of each, a product of growing up in the same small town and we are definitely getting the vibe Drake is ready to do what he has to do to make Rachel his after she avoids him for the second time. He is willing to go slow since she is the big V…Yes, I know annoying to some readers in romance land.

Straight to the Swagger: It was alright. The heroine was extremely innocent. Did not know her own beauty and you hear about her overprotective father and his shotgun a lot…So here is another read that can be used for the reading drinking game. Every time you read shotgun. Throw one back for Bookswagger!

Author Leigh Ellwood Writing Different parings and not PNR (MM/FF/MF) Guest Post

sugarHappy summer!

I am Leigh Ellwood and I write erotica and erotic romance. In the last two months I had new releases from Decadent Publishing (A Different Class) and Ellora’s Cave (Sugar Rush). My Decadent story is M/M and my EC story is F/F. You might ask yourself, “Isn’t it unusual for an author to write different pairings?”
In short: probably. I’ve seen it happen, but I think I’m more diverse than others.
At the beginning of the year, I had resolved to write more. What author doesn’t do that? Yes. I went a bit further in that, though, by pledging to write stories as they came to me, regardless of genre or pairing. Forrest Gump says like is a box of chocolates – you never know what you’re going to get. Me, I love chocolate and like to pick from the box at random. I love readers who do the same.
In January I resolved to write the following. It’s July, and here’s how I’ve done:

One F/F romance novella – written and published – get links here 

ADifferentClass3_500x750One M/M short – written and published – get links here

One M/F serial with a BBW heroine – still working

One short with a transgender heroine – still working

One could argue I am “hitting for the cycle” here. In baseball, this term defines when a batter is able to hit a single, double, triple, and home run in the same game. It’s a rare accomplishment, but it happens – most recently in the MLB in 2012. As a writer, I strive to offer readers a variety of stories and pairings. I could eventually settle with one style like many authors do, but I suffer from horrible plot bunnies – some ideas require a specific pairing. For me, hitting for the cycle would mean publishing romances with different pairings: a hetero couple, a same-sex couple, a menage.

It looks like I’m off to a good start, though. I just need a good menage idea. Even then, do I go MFM, MMF…?

About Leigh Ellwood

I am Leigh Ellwood. I write smutty stories about people who like getting naked and having sex. Some have more sex than others, some have sex with people of the same gender, some have sex with more than one person, and still others have sex with toys and things that require the use of batteries. My stories range from a few thousand words to well past 70k. My books are available at Amazon, B&N, Smashwords, Kobo, and ARe. Really, just type my name in any bookstore site and something is bound to show up.

Please stalk me online for news about my books and crazy adventures.


MC Romance Crazy, My New Obsession (Review Nomad Kind of Love)

NS 1NS 3I have recently gone MC crazy so if anyone wants to recommend some good MC books….Please do. I remember when the books featuring motorcycle clubs were paranormal and were more than likely used to emphasize how bad those shifter wolves really were.
Girl things have changed.

Overall Series (quickie) This weekend I read the entire Outlaw Love series by Nicole Snow. The series includes in order Outlaw Kind of Love, Nomad Kind of Love and Savage Kind of Love. They can be read as standalone but I would recommend reading in order as each book chronologically picks up after the other and makes for a more enjoyable read. I am going to be honest and it might just be my overdose of MC romance talking but this is not my favorite but not my worse. I would rate the entire series overall, Three Crowns. But let’s dish my favorite book in the series book two Nomad Kind of Love.

Nomad Kind of Love: Prairie Devils MC Romance (Outlaw Love), Nicole Snow

Aaron “Maverick” Sturm is the President of the Prairie Devils Nomads charter and is tasked with starting a charter in Grizzlies territory. Although they are outmanned the town wants the Grizzlies out because of the atrocities committed in the name of the MC.
June Daniels has been held captive by the Grizzlies ever since they busted into her family’s home and changed her life forever. She is all that is left of her family and living a life she never imagined. The only thing she wants is vengeance against the Grizzlies.
Taking as collateral against the Grizzlies June never counted on falling for the kind of man she hates, a man in a MC or falling for his dominant demands.
Maverick will protect June she is his property and will be his ol lady, a Prairie Devil never backs away from a challenge.

NS 2Bookswagger Marcia: Three Crowns, swagger jacked, decent read. Out of all three stories in the series, I found this one to have the most creative plot line and a heroine who did not make me cringe. June had been through a lot and the way she dealt with things came across as pretty realistic. There were things implied that she might have done that were not so good for her but living captive with a MC that basically (no spoiler) changed life as you know it would leave some emotional scars. So she read realistic. Some of the things that drew me out of the story were the motorcycle club aspects (like I am an expert…not) but I like what I like and some of it just did not do it for me. Maybe it will for you! I must admit though, I am getting tired of all the strippers in these stories and the author does the stripper heroine again in book three. In this story it was different but at this point I am not reading another book about a stripper for a long, long time. They seem to be all up through these books and I think with me reading so many over the past two weeks it became glaringly obvious to me how overdone this is in this sub genre. But I liked the way this author did it, so it was cool. No side hustles for June if you get what I am saying.

Straight to the Swagger: Alpha bad guy, who is only good to his club and his future ol lady has to fight huge battle to keep mc charter from being destroyed and girl from being killed as part of revenge. Heroine has to have her vengeance in order to find closure and realize she still have family with her ol man and his now her mc as well.

#SciSpanks 2014 is Coming (Giveaways/Spankings and More)

Sci Spanks Button 375x551Last year I participated.  I had a great time visiting the authors, reading the spanking stories and winning some cool reads. I enjoy spanking romances and scifi so this year I get the best of both worlds. I hope I see you out there!

Would you like free stories, fun, and a chance at over $1,000 in prizes? This summer, you can participate in a short story extravaganza! Award-winning authors of dystopian, paranormal, urban fantasy, speculative, and science fiction will showcase stories for your enjoyment. Chat with your favorite authors, meet new-to-you authors, find great new books, and meet new friends!

Sci Spanks Featured Authors

Anastasia Vitsky

Anne Ferrer Odom

Carole Cummings

Cathy Pegau

Erzabet Bishop

Eve Langlais

Eva Lefoy

Jessica E. Subject

Kate Richards

Kathryn R. Blake

Leigh Ellwood

Louisa Bacio

Maren Smith

Natasha Knight

Olivia Starke

Sue Lyndon

Introducing guest blogger Ami Starsong!


Want to become a Sci Spanks ambassador and earn an extra prize entry? See below!

Even better, participation could earn you a GRAND PRIZE!


Kindle Fire or Nook HD (winner’s choice)

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Book Bundles from:


Many authors also will offer a contest on their individual blogs.  Your comment on their blogs automatically enters you in both the main contest and the individual contests!

What’s the catch?  Absolutely nothing!  We love writing for you and want to thank you for your readership.  Perhaps someone might get a spanking or two, but that’s a reward rather than a catch, right?  ;)

Here are the rules:

  1. Visit each blog between Wednesday, June 25 and Sunday, June 29 to read the posted stories and excerpts.
  2. Leave a comment answering the story question on each blog.  You will receive one entry per blog for the grand prize drawing.  You will also be automatically entered in that author’s individual contest, if she has one.
  3. If you have visited all of the blogs, visit Ana’s blog to sign up for FIVE bonus entries to the grand prize.
  4. Deadline is midnight EDT (UTC -4) on June 29!!
  5. If you successfully completed a previous challenge (Love Spanks 2014, Spank or Treat 2013, Spankee Doodle 2013, Love Spanks 2013, or Spank or Treat 2012), you may add “VIP” to your comments.  You will earn THREE bonus entries toward the grand prize.  (Yes, we will be doing this again.  Yes, if you successfully complete the Love Spanks 2014 challenge you can become a VIP for our next activity!)
  6. If you are an published writer/author, please add “W” to your comments. That way, your name will be entered in the special author prize drawings.
  7. Visit any of the participating blogs on Wednesday, July 2nd to find out the lucky winners.  Will it be you?


NEW THIS YEAR! Visit us onFacebook ( between June 25th and 29th to receive an invitation to an exclusive Sci Spanks party! Chat with your favorite authors, earn extra prize entries, and give feedback about the stories!

Like these events? Want to support your friendly sci-fi authors? Become a Sci Spanks 2014 Ambassador! In exchange for promoting this event, you will receive one extra prize entry, AND you are still eligible to participate and win prizes!

To sign up, contact Ambassador Liaison Kathryn Blake at, with the subject line “Sci Spanks Ambassador.”

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