I have a S.E.C.R.E.T. to SHARE and it’s oh so sultry, sexy, and steamy! Did THAT get you attention? Back in May I announced the new S.E.C.R.E.T. erotica series by L. Marie Adeline. Since then, S.E.C.R.E.T. became a bestseller and readers have been clamouring for more! Book two of L. Marie Adeline’s S.E.C.R.E.T. series is S.E.C.R.E.T. SHARED and its searing story has been released to the delight of all avid S.E.C.R.E.T. fans!
I recently had the wonderful privilege to be part of a group of book bloggers invited to join L. Marie Adeline and our fabulous Random House of Canada hosts for a very special luncheon. The collage above shows a photo of Lisa and yours truly! To match the S.E.C.R.E.T. setting this get-together had a fabulous New Orleans theme. Spicy Cajun jambalaya was served, we wore Mardi Gras beads, enjoyed steamy conversation, and shared some sexy secrets! Most of the talk was about the S.E.C.R.E.T. series; what readers wish for Cassie and wondering what's next for the S.E.C.R.E.T. society of women. Want to know what to anticipate in book two? Read on!
The hotly anticipated sequel to the erotic sensation S.E.C.R.E.T., where women’s sexual fantasies become reality. Still wounded from a recent heartbreak, Cassie Robichaud throws herself into service with S.E.C.R.E.T., the mysterious organization that changed her life last year by bringing her deepest sexual fantasies to life, one step at a time. Now, it’s Cassie’s turn to guide the group’s newest candidate, Dauphine Mason, recruiting men to execute a new set of fantasies. While it gets Cassie’s mind off Will, the man she truly loves, it also gives her the chance to help watch S.E.C.R.E.T. work its magic on someone new. At thirty-one, Dauphine is the proprietor of a New Orleans vintage clothing store—the kind of buttoned-up career woman who has no idea how attractive she really is. In order to reignite her sexual flame and reawaken her dormant heart, she must leave behind her bitter past. As both Cassie and Dauphine navigate the rocky path between their hearts and their passions, they discover what they truly want in life and in love. S.E.C.R.E.T. SHARED is a liberating, passionate and sexually charged sequel to one of the hottest new series in erotica.
If you want more, check out a searing sample from S.E.C.R.E.T. SHARED!
Are you left wondering if there could be a book three? Well, good news because S.E.C.R.E.T. is a trilogy! Stay tuned to this blog for info about book three this coming Spring! Until then join me and my virtual book club friends for a Twitter chat and find out how you can win a copy of S.E.C.R.E.T. SHARED and a special S.E.C.R.E.T. SHARED Prize Pack with a novel and a beautifully charming S.E.C.R.E.T. charm bracelet!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
L. Marie Adeline is a pseudonym for the bestselling Canadian author Lisa Gabriele. S.E.C.R.E.T., her first novel in this series, was an international bestseller. Visit her website secretnovels.com and find L. Marie Adeline on GoodReads. Social media fans can follow @lmarieadeline on Twitter and like L. Marie Adeline’s Facebook Page.
BOOKALICIOUS TWITTER BOOK CLUB
Bookalicious Twitter Book Club members and friends can participate in a #SECRETshared Twitter chat with host @BookaliciousCA and author L. Marie Adeline @lmarieadeline on Wednesday, December 4th from 9:00 - 10:00 pm ET. Twenty lucky Bookalicious Twitter Book Club members will receive S.E.C.R.E.T. SHARED and join the #SECRETshared chat with our special guest! To enter the draw for a copy of the book you must be a Bookalicious member to participate. Sign up here, leave a comment below with your Twitter @handle and RT the @BookaliciousCA #SECRETshared contest tweets on Friday, November 1st until 11:59 pm ET to be eligible. Make sure you follow @lmarieadeline on Twitter and keep track of the #SECRETshared hashtag activity before, during and after the chat. This chat promises to heat up the Twitterverse so mark your calendars for the Nov. 1st RT contest and the Dec. 4th chat and tweet your heart out!
BOOKALICIOUS BOOK GRAB GIVEAWAY
One lucky Bookalicious reader will win a S.E.C.R.E.T. SHARED Prize Pack courtesy of Random House of Canada! This prize pack includes a copy of the novel S.E.C.R.E.T. SHARED by L. Marie Adeline and a special S.E.C.R.E.T. charm bracelet like the one pictured in the image above! To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment in the "Click Here To Spill It" bubble below. You have until December 6th, 2013 to enter. You must be a YMC member, and please be sure you've registered your email address in our commenting system so we can contact you if you win.
Yummy Rules and Regulations: You must be a YummyMummyClub.ca member to win. Click here to sign up. It's free and filled with perks. One comment per member. Entries accepted until December 6th, 2013. Contest open to Canadian residents (excluding Quebec). Winners will be picked using www.random.org. See full contest rules.
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Canada Reads asked Canadians, "What is the one novel that could change our nation?" and they narrowed down the gazillion or so suggestions to make up the Canada Reads 2014 Top 40 longlist of books!
Here are the 40 books that made it to the 2014 Canada Reads longlist:
Accusation by Catherine Bush
Afterlands by Steven Heighton
Anil's Ghost by Michael Ondaatje
Annabel by Kathleen Winter
The Blue Light Project by Timothy Taylor
The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway
Cockroach by Rawi Hage
The Disappeared by Kim Echlin
Dogs at the Perimeter by Madeleine Thien
Fifth Business by Robertson Davies
Fugitive Pieces by Anne Michaels
Galore by Michael Crummey
Going Down Swinging by Billie Livingston
The Good Body by Bill Gaston
Half Blood Blues by Esi Eduygan
Happiness Economics by Shari Lapena
Headhunter by Timothy Findley
The Headmaster's Wager by Vincent Lam
Little Brother by Cory Doctorow
The Lizard Cage by Karen Connelly
Matadora by Elizabeth Ruth
Monoceros by Suzette Mayr
Natural Order by Brian Francis
October 1970 by Louis Hamelin
The Orenda by Joseph Boyden
Ragged Company by Richard Wagamese
The Republic of Nothing by Lesley Choyce
The Shore Girl by Fran Kimmel
Six Metres of Pavement by Farzana Doctor
The Stone Carvers by Jane Urquhart
Stunt Claudia Dey
Sub Rosa by Amber Dawn
A Sunday at the Pool in Kigali by Gil Courtemanche
Swarm by Lauren Carter
Sweetness in the Belly by Camila Gibb
Through Black Spruce by Joseph Boyden
Truth & Bright Water by Thomas King
What the Body Remembers by Shauna Singh Baldwin
Y by Marjorie Celona
The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood
What do you think of this list? Have you read any or many of these titles? I'm pleased to see a few of my favourites in this collection. Now that we have our Top 40, it’s time for us to vote for the Top 10 to make up the Canada Reads 2014 shortlist. Don’t know where to start or who to vote for? You can explore the Top 40 books on Canada Reads and print out the list so you can add to your TBR pile! You can cast your vote for up to 10 titles by 11:59 p.m. ET on Sunday, November 3rd, 2013. The Top 10 will be revealed on Tuesday, November 12th on Q with host Jian Ghomeshi, and on the Canada Reads website. I will be following the #CanadaReads2014 activity on Twitter. So, are you with me?! Good luck to all the contenders and happy reading Canada Reads readers!