Thursday, July 28, 2011

Guest post and giveaway with author Maureen O. Betita

Hey, everyone! Please join me in welcoming the fabulous Maureen O. Betita to my blog!

What Makes Your Summer Sizzle?

Ah, the sizzle of summer! Steamy nights, languid mornings, sweaty afternoons…and beach reads. I don’t know about anyone else, but I want light reading for the summer. Give me some frothy mystery, amusing romp through space, bickering flea-bitten werewolves or other absurd premise and I’m set for a reading binge.

Yes, make me smile. Make me raise an eyebrow. Make me chuckle and embarrass myself with trying to stifle my laughter at Starbucks. Better yet, make me snort my Americano and reach for the shamwow to wipe off my reader.

Covers with cartoon images, bright colors and details to obsess over will attract me.
It’s summer, I want to laugh and not think about how fast Christmas will descend once summer is over. (Is it just me, or do the two seem to blend seamlessly into each other lately?)

Or, late at night, make me set the book down and go looking for my husband. Yeah, I can dig that also.

I’ve written books that I think fulfill both of my desires for what I want to read. (I mean, honestly, I have to write stories I’d read or what’s the sense of any of it?)

In The Kraken’s Mirror, I take a lonely widow and throw her to the pirates. She lands on her feet and goes on to seize the treasure of a cursed pirate captain’s attention. Of course, he captures her heart along the way. Yup, I threw together a match making Kraken, a Tortuga pirate paradise where blenders work and the crew listen to their ipods as they swab the decks.

Hey, it makes me laugh!

In The Ship’s Mistress and The Sister’s Story, I satisfy the nighttime craving with two erotic shorts about humans in an alien universe. The Etwan set Jahiri on the path of sensual delight and it’s a journey she flourishes in, until a client is determined to keep her to himself. She finds unexpected allies and a match to her desire as a ship’s mistress on the high seas.

The Sister’s Story tells of Jahiri’s little sister and the quest to find her barely remembered sibling. Uncovering the past putsholds more danger than she imagined, but with two men at her side, Sari will discover who she is and expand the limits of passion.

What do you like to read during the sizzling days of summer?

One lucky commenter will win their choice of an electronic copy of one of the three titles above.

You can find out more information about Maureen here:

Giveaway rules:
  • You must be a follower of this blog
  • You should follow Maureen if you aren't already!
  • You must comment and leave an email addy so you can be reached should you win
  • With your comment, please mark which book you'd like to receive should you win


Nikki said...

I like to read hot erotic romance! Sounds like an awesome series but if I win Id like the first book...Imanal about starting at the begining!! LOL

MsHellion said...

I loved the Kraken's Mirror! It was such a fun romp; I'm glad there are going to be more (hopefully much more!)

What do I like to read in the summer? Right now I'm reading a historical romance, which is what I usually read, and I've also been reading a lot of dystopian YA fiction lately. (I read the historical romance romps when I need something happier to cheer me up again. *LOL*)

And of course, I love to read about pirates!!

I follow Maureen! :) And if I won, I'd want to receive The Ship's Mistress.

mshellion @ gmail DOT com

Maureen said...


Nikki - Good luck! And yeah, I'm one a' those start at the beginning types, too!

Hellion, top a' the mornin'! You've been reading - wait, how do I spell that? Dystopian YA? Color me intrigued!

Judy said...

All three of these books look very hot!! I also like the covers on these books. Great to sit by the water and read!!!


Maureen said...

Yeah, Judy, I love the cover artist Decadent has linked me with. Dara England takes the time to really get it right! The covers of the next two in the trilogy are posted on my website, along with the short One Night Stand story Decadent will be putting out soon.

I know we shouldn't buy a book by its cover, but it still counts!

inga said...

Summer reading has to be easy, fun, sensual, interesting! I don't mind 2heavy" books, but during the summer I do need sizzling reading, be it romance, or erotica.

Loved the post!
I also tweeted about it!

I would love to read all of them! :)


inga from

Maureen said...

Inga, I'm with you. Give me light reading, nothing too heavy or needing concentration. And make me laugh! Please!

I hope you'll get a chance to read them all!


Robin said...

The Kraken's Mirror sounds great! I like light, fun reads in the summer...

Robin D
robindpdx (at) yahoo (dot) com

Maureen said...

Robin...totally! Must be light and easy on the brain.

shadow_kohler said...

i like erotica romance! :) though i really like anything romance..i can read any of it! id love to win Sari's Search. thank you!

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