Monthly Archives: April 2013

MESSAGE FROM VIOLA MARI Blog Barrage

MESSAGE FROM VIOLA MARI will be featured on these websites the next two days. I hope you’ll stop by and visit! 


April 25, 2013

Author Raine Delight’s World
Harlie’s Books
SnifferWalk Books


April 26, 2013
Brianna’s Bookshelf
Bunny’s Review
Coffee Beans & Love Scenes
It’s All About the Romance!
Lindsay’s Scribblings
Queen of the Night Reviews
Salacious Reads
Samantha Holt
Sapphyria’s Steamy Book Reviews
Wicked Readings by Tawania
(Review)

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Description
World-renowned oceanographer and meteorite specialist Marissa Jones uncovers evidence that a comet cloud will soon destroy Earth. When aspiring writer and her best friend Jennifer begs her to take a Saturday morning sci-fi writing class, Marissa reluctantly agrees. Writing her real-life story as fiction gives her an astonishing new perspective on the anomalous set of craters she discovered off the La Jolla Coast.
But this favor for her friend stirs up more than scientific results…writing teacher Justin Lincoln goads her constantly and taunts her with his irresistible curly blond locks and steely physique he knows only too well make women drool. Marissa teeters on the edge of anger and raging attraction for this irritating man. But it’s a terrible time to let lust call the shots when the world’s about to end and Marissa’s the only one who can save everyone.
Warning: This title is intended for readers over the age of 18 as it contains explicit sex scenes and/or situations and adult language, and may be considered offensive to some readers.
Reviews
5 Stars from Ellen Cross—“Marissa Jones is a young Oceanographer and Metorite specialist, with a poor track record with men. Driven by her best friend, Jennifer, to join a sci-fi writing class, Mari is forced to suffer the frustratingly personal attention of her beyond mouth-watering, yet insanely irritating teacher, Justin Lincoln. One look at Justin, and Mari doesn’t know whether to follow her body’s desire to kiss him, or satisfy her mind’s urge to punch his lights out. Mari’s research into the mysterious craters on the ocean floor, leads her to the discovery that the earth’s end is approaching in a cataclysmic event that will claim all life. With no-one willing to believe her research, Mari is left with not only the fate of all mankind in her hands, but a best friend to keep happy, a sexy man to figure out, and a book to finish writing. Simple huh? Sabrina Devonshire has exploded into the sci-fi genre with “A message from Viola Mari”. Her beautifully descriptive style with the delicious splashes of witty humour throughout, are a delight for the senses. “Message from Viola Mari” will keep you guessing right up until the very last page.”
5 Star from Dean C. McMillin—“Marissa Jones is an oceanic geologist specializing in studying ancient meteorite impacts. She’s tough and serious with little need for anything else in her life … But, when her best friend talks her into enrolling in a creative writing course, she falls hard for the instructor, Justin Lincoln, much to her embarrassment. Marissa can’t believe that she’s so attracted to the hunky writing guru. She has to get over her own insecurities and accept the truth of his love … At the same time, she is uncovering an ancient secret that might mean doom for humanity … Unless she can find a solution and decipher what she believes is an alien message of hope. Investigating ancient underwater meteorite impact sites with Justin, Marissa becomes involved in life-threatening intrigues in a conflict that leads to an action-packed climax. This was an offbeat novel which I found to be a quick and easy read. The characters were sympathetic and relatable, and writing was clear, the story briskly paced. The story veers quite heavily into science fiction territory near the end, which is set up very well earlier in the book. Overall, a fun, light read.”

Hump Day Hook – Post 11

I am one of many talented authors who share excerpts from their books and/or works-in-progress every Wednesday on Hump Day Hook. If you’d like to read some more enticing author hooks, please follow this link.

My Hump Day Hook comes from Dangerous Descents, Book One of my Love in the Labyrinths series to be released by Extasy Books in July.

Geologist Kent Dunbar has hired Rebecca Devereux to be an assistant on his Vietnam caving expedition. In this scene, she’s on site in Vietnam, signing some paperwork.

Kent strode toward the only table in the room and opened his briefcase. “I need you to sign these liability release forms and the acceptance to appear on film.” He tapped a pen on the signature line of the papers he’d set out side by side on the warped wooden table.

“Oh, I see.” Rebecca approached, gazing at him to see if she could read anything in his eyes. Blue fire–that’s what I see. Her heart pulsed faster and tremors of excitement raced up her arms. Worried her arousal was obvious, she dropped her her eyes to the paper and picked up the pen.

She read her favorite lines out loud. “The risks of caving include death or injury due to falls, hypothermia, earth-quake induced collapse, poisonous gases, poisonous liquids such as sulfuric and/or hydrochloric adic or bites from bats, leeches, vipers, scorpions, and spiders. Nice of you to share all these tidbits with me during our phone interview.” She signed with an irritated flourish before dropping the pen on the table.

Here’s the full blurb if you’re interested…

A catastrophic accident during a Tucson area hike leaves outdoor adventure director Rebecca Devereaux unemployed. Unable to find work in her field, she reluctantly accepts a menial job. After months holed up in a dreary department store, Rebecca decides her life has to change. When she learns Kent Dunbar seeks assistants to accompany him on a caving expedition to Vietnam, she applies for a job.

Kent Dunbar believes Vietnam’s Mountain River Cave may be the largest in the world.  He plans a sponsored expedition, to be filmed for television, to survey the cave and learn more about its origin. In need of assistants, he sends out a mass email to recruit participants. Kent is pleasantly surprised to receive an application from a voluptuous beauty from Arizona and he instantly hires her.

The minute Kent and Rebecca meet, the two find attraction too hot to handle. Soon, every jungle tree and shelf of cave rock becomes a potential place to release their pent up passion for each other. But Kent’s not used to commitment, both are coping with traumatic pasts, and murderous gem smugglers are on the loose near their camp. Will their tumultuous love affair survive?

New Website Coming Soon

Today I uploaded a new header banner created by Mike Zederbaum of Z-Designs to this blog. This tantalizing image gives you a taste of what’s coming with my new web site design for www.sabrinadevonshire.com! Mike is currently redesigning my entire main site, which should go live sometime next week. In the meantime, if you want to check out some of the fabulous other sites Mike has designed, click here. When I find someone with talent, I always like to get the word out.

Hump Day Hook – Post 10

I am one of many authors who share excerpts from their books and/or works-in-progress every Wednesday on Hump Day Hook. If you’d like to read some more enticing author hooks, please follow this link.

My Hump Day Hook comes from Dangerous Descents, Book One of my Love in the Labyrinths series to be released by Extasy Books in July.

Geologist Kent Dunbar is seeking assistants to accompany him on a caving expedition to Vietnam. In this scene, he’s reading over an application sent from Rebecca Devereux, who recently got laid off from her job as outdoor adventure director after a VIP dropped dead from a heart attack.

Her workouts consisted of running, swimming, and weekend hiking and climbing excursions. Camping wasn’t her favorite, but nothing could be worse than endless days in a room without natural light, she noted. She’s got a sense of humor, too.  He wondered if she’d maintain it when a tropical storm struck and she was soaked through to her underwear. The sensual image of wet undergarments clinging to her hips and water-alerted nipples popped into his mind. He tried to shuffle it aside. Any more excitement and he’d have to take his stiffening member in his hands and relieve the pressure before he lost the ability to walk. Back to her credentials…

Hump Day Hook – Post 9

I am one of many authors who share excerpts from their books and/or works-in-progress every Wednesday on Hump Day Hook. If you’d like to read some more enticing author hooks, please follow this link.

My Hump Day Hook comes from my romantic suspense Dangerous Descents, Book One of my Love in the Labyrinths series to be released by Extasy Books in July.

Geologist Kent Dunbar is seeking assistants to accompany him on a caving expedition to Vietnam and he’s not too thrilled with the applicants. But things are about to change…Rebecca Devereux recently got laid off from her job as outdoor adventure director after a VIP dropped dead from a heart attack. The only job she’s been able to land since then is retail work at a department store and she hates it. She vows to quit her job and find some way to start over when a curious e-mail appears in her inbox…

Kent needed athletic, sturdy individuals accustomed to facing hardship. Instead he was faced with applicants he feared drank more martinis than protein shakes, had never lifted a dumbbell in their lives, or had a climbing resume that consisted of hefting their bellied bodies in and out of peoples’ windows at night. That would work well when emergencies struck. The last thing he needed was some inebriate to step over the edge of a cliff on TV. To ward off what he worried would be certain disaster, he’d begged, pleaded, and basically bribed three friends to go along. At least he knew his buddies could hike 10 miles and scale 100-foot cliffs in a day without going into cardiac arrest. He rifled through the applications again, looking for the most promising candidates. He’d have to choose six of them…

Another batch of email dropped into his box. Kent scanned over the messages. Only one had applicant in the subject line–one sent by a Rebecca Devereux.

“Hmmm.” He clicked on her application to review it. The full body photo she’d attached caught his eye first. Enormous glittering green eyes framed in long lashes gazed at him in a come-and-get-me way. He licked his lips as his eyes zeroed in on her body. Nice jeans. Could a woman with curves on every shelf hike through rugged terrain? He seriously doubted it, but his penis said give her the benefit of a doubt by expanding against the denim around his crotch.

CBLS Virtual Book Tour for Message from Viola Mari

The man who makes Marissa crazy is the only one she wants. But it’s a bad time to let lust call the shots when a comet cloud is careening toward Earth and Marissa’s the only one who can save everyone.  

March 25 – Brianna’s Bookshelf
March 26 –  Coffee Beans and Love Scenes
*Author scheduled stop March 26 – Tasha Blackstone (Author Interview)
March 27 – It’s All About Romance
March 29 – Books to Light Your Fire (Author Interview)
March 29 – Taylor Made Book Reviews (Guest Post)
March 29 – Veiled Secrets Reviews (Author Interview)
March 30 – In Love With Romance 
April 1 – Love in a Book (Author Interview)
April 2 – The eBook Reviewers (Guest Post)
April 3 – Bunny’s Review (Author Interview)
April 4 – Danita Minnis
April 5 – Naughty Bit’s Book Reviews (Guest Post/Review)
April 6 – Jocelyn Dex: Demons do it Better (Review)
April 7 – Mythical Books
April 8 – Blood, Lust, and Erotica

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Hump Day Hook – Post 8