Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Happily Ever After Review

A 5 Teacup Review for MY THREE LORDS from Happily Ever After Reviews!

"Juniper Bell has written an erotic historical that kept me glued to the pages."'

"I thoroughly enjoyed reading about Alicia’s growth and self discovery. She starts out as an unsure young wife, and discovers her hidden sexuality that she shouldn’t be ashamed of, but embrace. For a highly erotic, sensual read with a historical flare, I recommend My Three Lords."

The rest of the review can be read here. I'm celebrating with some Earl Grey tea!


Thursday, August 19, 2010

Summer Vacation Blog Tour - F.L. Bicknell

The Darkness of Sable

by F.L. Bicknell

Published August 2010 from Passion in Print. Print and ebook (release date pending).


Struggling to deal with the disappearance of her daughter and in a creative slump, sculptress Sable Hendricks-Tade travels to Florida for rest and relaxation only to find herself thrust between divided paranormal worlds. One side wants her dead and the other will do anything to keep her in its "wicked" embrace. Determined to get answers, she searches for her missing daughter and spirals into the realm of immortals and goddesses where she quickly realizes her agent is her only anchor to reality. But can she trust him to keep her safe?

Thomas Valimar, a highly trained marshal working with a network of humans to maintain the line between the paranormal and human worlds, is assigned to protect Sable from the magic she doesn't realize she possesses. Operating undercover as her agent, his duty soon turns to passion as he falls for the beautiful artist.

Drawing Sable into their world of sex, magic, and intrigue, the dark forces will do anything keep Sable in t heir clutches so they may feed from her emotions and mysterious ability. Only through sheer determination and Thomas' love can Sable walk through other realms and not only battle the paranormal creatures that wish to destroy her live but save her daughter as well.


Upon hearing Sable’s scream, Thomas’s blood ran cold. His startled gaze met the lovely woman’s next to him, and then he spun on his heel, facing the chaos at the dais.

Flash bulbs bombarded her with their brightness, and camera phones clicked repetitively. She scrambled to her hands and knees and then shielded her face with her hands.

Nearly everyone around him moved closer to the embarrassing scene. He scanned the crowd for anything unusual and found only the Paranorm posing as an officer. For an instant, Thomas thought he saw something else standing in the cop’s place, something tall with big, curling horns sprouting from its head. He blinked. Had he imagined it?

He took a step toward the dais, but the woman next to him grabbed his sleeve.


“I have to protect Sable,” Thomas whispered and shrugged her off.

“Protect her from what?” the beautiful black woman replied, her gaze stern. “There’s nothing there. Discretion is a big part of protecting your ward.”

He returned his attention to Sable, who accepted Isa’s proffered hand to help her up.

“Valimar, have you fallen for the woman?” she asked.

“Don’t be ridiculous, Yasmine,” he snarled. His heart flailed so hard he felt faint. Again, he glanced across the gala, taking in all the faces, looking for movement in shadowy corners. “What good am I as a Paranormal Marshal if I can’t protect her?”

“You forget that The Golden is with her.” She patted his arm. “Only a fool would make an attempt on Sable’s life in The Golden’s presence.”

“See that guy over there?” He inclined his head in Officer Delmont’s direction. “The one with the coal-black hair.”


“What or who do you see?”

“A nice-looking man, why?”

“He’s a Paranorm, but for a moment I thought I...”

She focused jade-green eyes on Thomas.

Feeling silly, he shrugged. “Never mind. I think stress is messing with my mind.”

“Isn’t he the one assigned to help you guard Sable?”

“Yeah, but I don’t trust him.”

Yasmine snorted derisively. “Few Paranorms can be trusted, Valimar, you know that.”

“Come on.” Thomas took Yasmine’s hand and drew her toward the onlookers. “Let’s see what we can find out.”

As they shouldered through the crowd, Thomas waved to Sable, showing her he was on his way. Fear for her stomped in his heart. By the Judges power, how the hell do I protect her from something I can’t see?

He pushed past a man in a hideous green suit jacket, who wore enough cologne for twenty men. Behind him, Yasmine sniffed abruptly and then sneezed. Pausing a few feet away, Thomas witnessed unshed tears glimmering in Sable’s eyes. A lump that felt like the size of a cinder block formed in his throat. Oh, how he wanted to comfort her, to chase away her embarrassment and fear.

Drawing within earshot of the dais, Thomas heard Isa ask, “Are you all right?”

Sable bit her trembling lower lip and then nodded to Isa.

“Bless you, child.” Isa motioned, and security personnel rushed to the scene.

Thomas kept watching for stealthy movements, twinkles in his peripheral vision that denoted magic about to be used by someone, and odd nuances in a person’s eyes or form. However, nothing out of the ordinary hinted at its presence.

Officer Delmont moved closer to the scene.

If he touches Sable, I’ll beat him to death with a champagne bottle.

As if the policeman sensed Thomas’s thoughts, Officer Delmont turned toward him and smiled.

Okay, buddy. Thomas offered the cop a challenging gaze. Make one stupid move and it will be your last.

“Once you’re sure Sable is all right,” Yasmine said, her voice low, “we need to find a place to discuss some things.”

“Damn, Yasmine. This isn’t a good time. I can’t leave her here unprotected.”

“She’s with The Golden, and the Paranorm is nearby too. She’ll be fine.”

He sighed. It’s not The Golden who worries me.


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Monday, August 16, 2010

Summer Vacation Blog Tour

Enjoying your summer? It's about to get even better. The Summer Vacation Blog Tour starts August 18th at Cindy Jacks' blog. Come join us!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Review of My Three Lords

I was so thrilled with this review, I had to post it! I'm a huge fan of Blackraven's Erotic Cafe -- I've had a great time being interviewed over there -- and now they've added reviews as well. Here's a couple snippets of Lea's review of My Three Lords. She gave it 5 Ravens and made it a Recommended Read.

"My Three Lords by Juniper Bell is a fabulous erotic novel. I enjoyed every word, every sentence. I suggest you head over to buy this book immediately. You won’t be sorry! My only caveat is that you not begin reading My Three Lords until you have set aside enough time to finish it because walking away from it is simply not an option..."

"Juniper Bell can always be counted on to deliver uplifting, exciting stories with wild and wonderful sensuality. This is a perfect read for those times you want to kick back, relax, and enjoy yourself."

The entire review can be read here: Blackraven's Erotic Cafe

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Nine Naughty Novelists - The New Kid

I'm so excited and honored to be the newest member of the Nine Naughty Novelists!

If you haven't seen this blog yet, you're going to love it. I've always been secretly jealous of all the fun they have over there. And now I get to join in! I'll be blogging there about twice a month, and on the 9th of every month there's a party.

Monday, August 9 will be a "Welcome Juniper" party and I'll be giving away fun prizes! (Vosges chocolate, anyone?)

And Friday, August 6, we'll be having a chat at Coffee Time Romance in their Latte Lounge, so you can get to know all the Naughty Nine. Hmm, a chance to hang out with Meg Benjamin, Kelly Jamieson, Kate Davies, Kinsey Holley, Erin Nicholas, Sydney Somers, Skylar Kade and the one and only PG Forte ... how can you go wrong? Here's the link to the Latte Lounge.

We hope to see you at one or both of these parties!

(I think I just had a theme song idea ... "Party like it's 19 Naughty 9." What do you think?)