Guest Post and Giveaway with Diane Thorne

Posted: February 14, 2013 by Booked & Loaded in Uncategorized
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Happy Valentines Day everyone and welcome Diane Thorne to Booked & Loaded.  She is talking about all about luck.  Hope you enjoy the sexy excerpt!

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From Bad Luck to Good Luck

I think it’s fair to say we all have our unlucky moments. For the most part, I consider myself lucky. I have a steady job, which pays for my house and puts food on the table and clothes on my daughter’s back and mine. I’m healthy. I don’t have much drama in my life. I have wonderful friends. Sometimes I can afford to travel. I could go on, and on. So yeah, I consider myself lucky. I can’t imagine what I’d do if I lost my job or something happened to my home. It happens to people every day and I just can’t fathom how stressful it would be. Horrible.

In Destined for Love, Valerie runs into a string of bad luck. She gets laid off. Her boyfriend dumps her. And the apartment building she lives in is going to be demolished. She’s reached the bottom and has nowhere to go. To ease some of her stress, she takes a walk on the beach. Hearing a clank, she looks and finds a glass bottle. Although it oddly resembles a beer bottle, the engravings indicate it’s not. Curious to find out what’s inside, she removes the cork. A gust of wind knocks her down. When she opens her eyes, she finds two handsome men. Hello!

Maybe her bad luck is changing.

They’re kind and concerned about her. They don’t appear dangerous with their shirts gaping open to reveal their solid, muscular bodies. Gut instinct tells her they don’t intend any harm. Back at her apartment, they explain they are genies and offer to help take care of her. While she ponders what to wish for, the two sexy men take special care of the burning need inside her.

Yes, her luck has indeed changed. Where can I find THAT glass bottle?

Now you might think she’d use her wishes for a job or a home. Wrong. Wishes come with consequences and responsibility. Nothing is free. Although she’d love to wish for them to please her every night of the week, she realizes she can’t force someone to do something and expect both parties to be happy. Or can they?

Oh, the possibilities with three wishes and two hot men. Yes, she got lucky!

~~About Destined for Love~~



Valerie is a confident, independent, and cheerful woman with a boyfriend, a great job, and a cozy home. In one day, her life falls into the dumpster. To unwind, she takes a stroll on the beach. She locates a strange looking bottle and removes the cork. When two gorgeous men appear, she thinks she’s died and gone to Heaven.

Cursed to a bottle, Mark and James roam the earth until someone in desperate need of their help releases them. The handsome duo offer Valerie three wishes, but warn her they come with great responsibility. While she ponders over her choices the two hot genies show her love and passion beyond her wildest dreams. She falls in love with them. But do they share the same feelings for her?

Confused, in love, and still needing to put her life back on track, Valerie must decide how to use her remaining wish after she mistakenly uses two. Should she spend the last wish to help herself, or free her two insatiable lovers?

Genre: Contemporary/Fantasy Erotic Romance; Menage a Trois m/f/m

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~Excerpt ~

Mark picked up his cup of coffee. “Have you thought about the two wishes you have remaining?”

“Not really. I’ve been a bit preoccupied.” She tossed a piece of melon into her mouth.

James carved a portion from his pancakes. “Do you have any idea at all what you want?”

She shook her head while she chewed. After she’d swallowed, she wiped her mouth with a napkin. “No. I mean, I have some ideas but I don’t think they will work out. I need to take care of some things first before considering what to wish for.”

“What kind of ideas do you have?” Mark set his coffee on the table.

“Mark, let her be.”

“I was trying to help.” He piled pancakes on her plate, then on his.

She grabbed the syrup. “Are you in a hurry or under any kind of deadline—?”

“No,” they both blurted out at the same time, making her chuckle.

“Take as much time as you need,” James said.

“We spend most of our time in a bottle. Even in spirit form, it’s snug. We highly value freedom, so please, take all the time you need. We’re not going anywhere.”

“Unless you want us to,” James said. “If you need privacy, just tell us to go home and we will. When you need us back, just call our names.”

Val inhaled a deep breath while she poured the syrup onto Mark’s plate. “I appreciate the information and everything you’ve done so far. The cooking, cleaning, and…” She paused and moved the bottle above her stack of pancakes. “Okay, the wonderful sex, too, has been beyond satisfying. You’re welcome to stay in my home, as long as I have one.”

Both men stared at her as they held their forks. “Just wonderful?” Mark asked.

She chuckled as she set the bottle on the table. “Amazing. Spectacular.”

“Earth shattering?” Mark grinned. “You wish you could feel such pleasure every night?”

“Mark!” James snapped.


James met her gaze. “Don’t answer that. He’s leading you.”

Val sat quietly. While the idea of having sex with both of them every night sure seemed like a damn good idea, she considered the consequences. A sore body would not help her get up and go to work. Achy legs might cause her to fall, or, at the very least, encourage her not want to move from the bed or sofa. Lastly, she didn’t want to force them to do anything against their will. Maybe they’d enjoyed the night as much as she had, but requiring them to repeat their actions nightly seemed a little like slavery. The power to live and think freely was a blessing.

Mark turned to her. “I meant no harm.”

“It’s a nice thought, but not one I’d wish for. Sorry. I hope that doesn’t disappoint you.”

“Not at all. Right, Mark?”

She shifted her attention from James to the dark-haired genie.

He reached over, placed his hand over hers and gently squeezed it. “If you change your mind, I assure you we are up to the task.”

~About the Author~

Diane is a lifetime lover of the paranormal, sci-fi, and fantasy. Her mind constantly wanders into other worlds full of dark and mysterious creatures. Vampires, werewolves, demons, and other supernatural creatures are her friends. A few bite, others tempt, and some are hot as hell. Reader beware: She is not responsible for any titillation, increased temperatures, hormonal stirrings, or unusual bite marks. Besides writing, Diane enjoys sunny days, strong coffee in the morning, traveling, shopping with her daughter, laughter, and red wine. She dislikes taxes, slow drivers, cold weather, and cranky people.

Where to find Diane Thorne:

Website ∫ Twitter ∫ Facebook  ∫ Goodreads


I am giving away one pair of Valentines Day earrings (with handcuff charm)

and a $5.00 Amazon Gift Card!

Happy Valentines Day!

Ends February 20, 2013 must be 18 to enter and open to US/CAN.

GO HERE:  a Rafflecopter giveaway

  1. parisfanca says:

    thanks for the wonderful excerpt. i did enjoy reading it

  2. Marlena Fein says:

    Oh I am loving the blurb! I know what I would wish if two sexy men popped out of a bottle on the beach. LOL

    Thanks for sharing,

  3. maybe31 says:

    sounds like a great book! Love to read it!

  4. Nancy S says:

    You had me at handcuff charm. Count me in.

  5. Natasha says:

    Thanks for the great giveaway!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  6. Meghan Stith says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! These earrings sound beautiful!

    mestith at gmail dot com

  7. Karen H in NC says:

    Enjoyed reading the excerpt. Thanks for the giveaway

    kareninnc at gmail dot com

  8. Thank you for sharing. The books sounds interesting. Going to go add it to my TBR.

  9. bn100 says:

    Very nice excerpt.

  10. BookLady says:

    What an interesting book! Thanks for the giveaway.

  11. vampedchik says:

    Thanks for sharing! Sounds like a great read!

  12. Katie Amanda says:

    Awesome giveaway! Thanks for providing and excerpt. I hope you had a great Valentine’s Day.

  13. deb p says:

    Handcuff charm, would like to see it. :D

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