Sunday, November 29, 2015

Musical, *Cyber* Monday!

Hi All,

Happy Cyber Monday, aka the first Monday of Christmas Season!

This is the first Monday I can openly listen to Christmas music without being it's-not-even-Thanksgiving-yet shamed (you know who you are), but I'm not sharing a Christmas song. Today, at least.

But before that, I have a few things to share:

1) I'm being featured on author Marianne Rice's gorgeous blog! I'm so excited that she's posted about my book, Punished!
Be sure to check out her romance series with Liquid Silver Books, the McKay-Tucker Men

2) Liquid Silver Books is doing a Cyber Monday Special on ALL of our romance titles-- 50% off!
I know I'm going to be stocking up...

Without further ado, here is my song pick for this week:

Thank God For Girls

In my opinion, men should sing this all day, every day.

Weezer is, and will always be, one of my all-time top band picks. Like Twenty One Pilots, they have a level of versatility that's truly impressive. And they've been at this, coming up with creative, kick-butt music for decades. 

I really can't sing their praises enough. I hope you enjoy the song, and prepare for a more seasonal tune next week!


Sunday, November 22, 2015

Punished Release Day!

Hi All,

I hope you're having a happy Monday, because it's the release day for Punished and as such, a very happy day for me indeed! :)
I've been waiting for this day for a long time... and it's finally here!

You can buy it on Amazon here, Barnes and Noble here and KOBO here.

In case you haven't seen the cover yet, here it is:

If ever there was a cover true to its book... it's this one.

Without further ado, here's a short snippet from Punished:

       Soon Leila was dancing with a strange man, but Mary didn’t care. She kept dancing, kept enjoying the rare moment where worry didn’t weigh heavily on her heart and spirit. Now, she could be sexy, could finally feel good about herself and let others see
        A hand grabbed the back of her shirt and pulled her back, causing her to stumble. Layers of dancers gyrated between her and Leila, whose eyes were on the redheaded man she swayed with.               Good. Mary didn’t want her to worry.
        She turned to face whoever had grabbed her.
        It was the dark man. She’d been right—his eyes were as black as the starless sky outside.
        Mary didn’t care that her head didn’t quite reach his shoulder, or how he was almost twice as wide as her. She shoved him back, hard. She was done being manhandled. No man would ever touch her again without her permission. He actually stumbled, and he smiled. It was a real smile, with dimples that could barely be seen from behind his stubble.
          You won’t be able to hear me, he signed.
          He could sign?
          You and your sister need to leave.


What do you think?
Seriously, I'd love to know you guys' opinion about the excerpt and the book itself. And please, if you do read it, please write an honest review!
If you'd like the entire first chapter, leave me a comment with your e-mail address and I'll send it to you.

What are you reading today?

Sammie Stone

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Happy November!

Hi All,

 I have news.

Punished is up for preorder on Liquid Silver's website as well as Amazon. Squee!

Now for my traveling tote...

I haven't gone anywhere.

BUT, a  few weeks before Halloween I went to Kentuck Art Festival in Tuscaloosa. I had such a great time, and of course I had to bring Christabel!

Tea Town was there... in a horse trailer?!

I couldn't stop laughing when I saw this. Given, it was posted in front of a knife vendor...

Some of my favorite artwork that I saw at the festival...

They're a little creepy, no?

This one was my favorite. My beau bought it for me for my birthday, and it now hangs in my house! :)

Festival in the woods

Check out the poster on the side of that Teepee.

This was the beau's favorite. Grounded boat!

I dressed as a hippie for Halloween this year mainly because I was already wearing that dress and my friend threw the vest on me. Voila, costume!

Any guesses who my date was dressed up as?

Seriously, someone please guess! 

Please be sure to check out my fellow traveling tote-ers! Such lovely ladies with lovely blogs and absolutely gorgeous totes. :) 

Visit my other Tote friends:
Debbie with Miss Aurora @ Mountain Breaths 
Linda with Miss Rosie @ More Fun Less Laundry
Patti with Miss Kenzie and Taylor @ Pandora's BoxRita with Miss Luna C Panoply 
Sarah with Miss Merri Mac @ Hyacinths for the Soul
Samantha with Christabel @ Samantha Stone
and our non-blogger friends:
 Colleen with Miss MacKenzie Joy
Tami with Miss MC la Mer

Also, there is a giveaway, so be sure to enter!

All who leave a comment on this post will be entered into a draw for a $25 Starbucks gift card, Miss Merri Mac's treat as a Thank You for following along and joining us for Tales of the Traveling Totes. 
The winner will be announced November 11, 2015

Below is the song I chose as my main Halloween tune, but it's also perfect for November!

I just can't get over the piano bits. 

I hope everyone had a fantastic Halloween and November kickoff!


Sammie Stone