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Do You Have What It Takes?

Posted on June 26th, by C.L. Parker in Uncategorized. Comments Off on Do You Have What It Takes?

*climbs onto boulder with bullhorn at the ready, a screeching sound piercing the air when it keys up*

Attention, please? My street team, Parker’s Pimpin’ Posse (P3), is currently recruiting new members. I’d like to introduce you to P3’s admin, Alicia Justice, and co-admins, Jb Ramos and Maureen Morgan. I’ll turn it over to Alicia now.

*Ali takes bullhorn and steps up, cheer captain’s smile in place*

For those of you who might not know, a street team consists of an elite selection of diehard pimpsters who are gung-ho when it comes to spreading the word about an author and his/her work. With the upcoming release of the Million Dollar Duet, we want to be sure we have a strong team in place and raring to go well before the drop date for A MILLION DIRTY SECRETS. It’s not all work, though. We have a lot of fun in P3. To ensure we have a well-rounded experience, we’ve opted for an application process. If you’re interested, please complete the application here or below, fully. Don’t be afraid to brag on yourself a bit and really show us what you’ll bring to the table – long fur coat, cane, pimp hat, and all. This … Read More »


F.U.N. at R.A.G.T.

Posted on June 10th, by C.L. Parker in Uncategorized. 11 comments

As
many of you are probably aware from the many Facebook posts, I attended Lori
Foster’s Reader and Author Get Together (RAGT) in Ohio over the weekend. It was my
first experience at this particular convention, as well as my first experience
of really being able to participate as an author. I have Darynda Jones to thank
for that.

Speaking
of Darynda Jones . . . She was my bunk mate. Bless her. Not entirely sure she
will ever agree to do so again. I’m kidding. She’s an amazing woman, and I’m
very lucky to be able to call her my friend. Just look at how she represented Team
CLP!!! She made me look good, but then again, my T-shirt made her look
pretty damn spectacular in this pic as well. LOL! Right behind her is the bed
where we “slept” with each other. *waggles brows* If those walls could talk . .
. they might have whispered words of condolence to the incomparable Mrs. Jones. *snort*

But
Darynda wasn’t the only one representing Team CLP at the convention. Check out
these gorgeous hotties!!! No, your eyes are not deceiving you. That’s Gayle Donnelly and Robyn Mackenzie (authors of the Blood Feud series) on either side of Darynda Jones, and on the end, is the … Read More »


1K GIVEAWAY

Posted on June 1st, by C.L. Parker in Uncategorized. Comments Off on 1K GIVEAWAY

Announcing a super fabulous,
divaliscious 1K GIVEAWAY!!! Thanks to you beautiful people and all your
support, I’ve managed over 500 LIKES on my   C. L. Parker official Facebook page in a very short amount of time. Now, I
want to DOUBLE that! That’s right! Let’s try for 1000 LIKES on that page by the
release date for A MILLION DIRTY SECRETS, 8/27/2013. If we reach our goal by
midnight on 8/26/13, two lucky winners will get their hands on some fantastic
prizes. 

One lucky winner will receive an autographed paperback of all THREE
books in the Supernova Saga, as well as an autographed copy of A Million Dirty Secrets and a FLYAS T-shirt.  

A second
winner will receive an autographed copy of A Million Dirty Secrets, a FLYAS T-shirt, and a $25 Amazon gift card.  You can enter via the Rafflecopter widget below!  Best
of luck to you, and as always . . .

FLYAS!

~C~ 

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Show Me Yours And I’ll Show You Mine

Posted on May 21st, by C.L. Parker in Uncategorized. 2 comments

*covers eyes* No, no, no . . . I was just trying to get your attention. I swear it!!!

*peeps through fingers, relieved to see everyone still has their clothes on*

Okay, then. Long time, no blog. Yes? The good news: I’ve been super busy in an attempt to get my latest bit of sexiness out on the shelves for ya. The even BETTER news: I have another release date, title, blurb, and cover reveal!!!

*the crowd goes wild, confetti falls from the ceiling, some gets in my mouth and I look like an idiot trying to spit it out, someone’s thong lands on the stage, and a random crowd surfer takes a leap* Seriously? Simmer down, sirs and misses. *picks up the thong and stuffs it in her pocket*

Book #2 in the Million Dollar Duet, A MILLION GUILTY PLEASURES, will be released February 11, 2014, just in time for Valentine’s Day! 

“But, C, we don’t even know what it’s about,” you say. “How’s about a little blurb for it?” 

By golly, that’s a stupendous idea! *infomercial smile*

Two million dollars secured Noah Crawford the most enticing woman he has ever known. Initiating Delaine Talbot into a sensuous world of pleasure took them both to the … Read More »


Holy Hotness, Bardman!

Posted on May 10th, by C.L. Parker in Uncategorized. 3 comments

It’s unusual of me to post book reviews to my blog, but because this is one from a new, up and coming author, I decided I would. Sort of like “paying it forward” I suppose. So here goes . . .

 Swingers by Abyrne Mostyn
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I read this novella under a recommendation from a few friends. New author, first book, self-publication. I honestly figured it would be amateurish, not necessarily a bad thing as I firmly believe every author’s writing grows with each word they write. While I prefer a more traditional formatting, this book was very well written.

How clever … a story that spans the length of one night, but from four points of view. Not saying that’s never been done before, though it was a perfect way to tell this story.

The hotness factor Mr. Mostyn has provided is a solid Oh My Gawd!!!! I do believe I learned a thing or five. In trying to keep this review PG, I’ll leave it at that.

In closing, if you enjoy a short, albeit smokin’ hot read that packs the very pleasurable punch of a full sized erotica novel and more than tickles your Fancy, THIS is perfect … Read More »


Posted on May 8th, by C.L. Parker in Uncategorized. Comments Off on

Delaine Talbot has a secret. When a matter of life and death threatens to tear apart her family, Delaine makes the ultimate sacrifice. She auctions herself off at Chicago’s most exclusive erotic club. Now she belongs to Noah Crawford, a wealthy mogul who introduces her to a seductive feast of the senses, awakening desires she only dreamed about.   Noah doesn’t know why Delaine sold her body for a cool two mil. But it’s the perfect business arrangement. The inexperienced beauty will learn to satisfy his every sensual need, yet never touch his heart. Almost immediately their relationship generates heat—in more ways than one. When they fight, they take no prisoners. When they love, they show no mercy. When they’re together, they never want to leave each other’s arms. But soon, their intense, physical bond will take an unexpected turn—evolving into something neither has bargained for: the promise of a lasting love.

USA TODAY BEST SELLER!!!        

Two million dollars secured Noah Crawford the most enticing woman he has ever known. Initiating Delaine Talbot into a sensuous world of pleasure took them both to the brink–again and again. But when Noah discovers why the beautiful innocent sold her body to the highest … Read More »


Covers, Titles, and Release Dates – Oh, My!

Posted on April 16th, by C.L. Parker in Uncategorized. 3 comments

*steps
up to podium and taps mic*

Citizens
of CL Parker’s page . . . I have a very exciting announcement to make. I can
finally introduce you to my new erotic romance, book #1 of the Million Dollar
Duet, A MILLION DIRTY SECRETS.

Delaine Talbot has a secret. When a matter of life and death
threatens to tear apart her family, Delaine makes the ultimate sacrifice. She
auctions herself off at Chicago’s most exclusive erotic club. Now she belongs
to Noah Crawford, a wealthy mogul who introduces her to a seductive feast of
the senses, awakening desires she only dreamed about.  

Noah doesn’t know why Delaine sold her body for a cool two mil. But it’s
the perfect business arrangement. The inexperienced beauty will learn to
satisfy his every sensual need, yet never touch his heart. Almost immediately their relationship generates heat—in more
ways than one. When they fight,
they take no prisoners. When they love, they show no mercy. When they’re
together, they never want to leave each other’s arms. But soon, their intense, physical bond will take an
unexpected turn—evolving into something neither has bargained for: the promise
of a lasting love.

A
MILLION DIRTY SECRETS is available for pre-order NOW, and will be released August 27, 2013!!!! You can pick up your paperback or ebook copy from these major retailers: Amazon, Barnes … Read More »


What Madness Is This?

Posted on February 27th, by C.L. Parker in Uncategorized. 1 Comment

It would take a very brave soul to put me on a LIVE blog talk radio show, huh? Madness, you say??? Well, hold on to your bloomers, kids! CL Parker is going to be live on the Malliard Report March 26th at 9 PM EST**. 

This will be my third appearance on the show. Why do I keep going back? Because I keep getting invited. I think I keep getting invited because the host, Jim “Duckboy” Malliard (yes, I gave him that name – Duckboy, not Jim), secretly likes it when I make him blush. I agree to the repeat visits because I like to see if I can outdo myself. You know, raise the bar a little higher until Duckboy just can’t take it anymore. Takes him months to recuperate. Bless him . . . 

Besides, he wouldn’t dare muzzle me for fear I’d bite his freaking hand off and he’d get a raging case of rabies. See what I did there? Muzzle + bite + raging + rabies? Because animals who get rabies bite and are supposed to be all mean and stuff?

………. cricket, cricket, cricket ……….

Hello? *taps microphone* Is this thing on? I just called myself a female dog and … Read More »


Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!

Posted on February 2nd, by C.L. Parker in Uncategorized. 7 comments

I’ve just sat here for quite
a while, trying to come up with a title and opening to this blog that’s
adequate enough to capture the epicness of the announcement I’m about to make. And
then I finally realized none of the above exists, so I’m just going to say it.

The following was announced in The Publisher’s Marketplace on
Thursday:

C.L. Parker’s fan fiction success THE MILLION
DOLLAR DUET, pitched as a modern-day erotic PRETTY WOMAN, to Shauna Summers at
Ballantine, in a pre-empt, in a two-book deal, by Alexandra Machinist at
Janklow & Nesbit (NA).

Most of you know that I started writing Twilight fan fiction
as a way to hone my writing skills before I eventually published the Supernova
Saga. Well, while writing the first book, Supernova, I needed a smut outlet.
Million Dollar Baby was that. (the published title is still to be determined)

Originally, I’d had no intention of publishing M$B, but lately,
I’ve hit a bit of writer’s block on my new series. Real life issues made my
mojo go a bit limp (personal problem, I know). Publishing M$B was supposed to
be my Viagra of sorts. I figured the time was right, and loads of readers had
been flooding my inbox, asking me to publish it in light of all the … Read More »


Street Teams; Not to be Confused With Street Walkers

Posted on January 19th, by C.L. Parker in Uncategorized. 9 comments

‘Ello, lovelies! Okay, not sure
why I suddenly went British like that. Perhaps it’s because of a few of my
British friends who have been rubbing off on me as of late. Not rubbing off rubbing off, pervs, though
that might be nice, but I digress.

Today, I want to talk about
street teams. As the title suggests, this is different from street walkers.

Street teams (primarily
organized through Facebook) have become an invaluable tool for authors and are
gaining in popularity among readers who want to do all they can to help support
their favorites. For some readers who refuse to choose, this means they’re
involved in nearly a hundred street teams. Wow! That’s quite a feat. I think I
speak for all authors when I say, it really is okay for you to like one more
than the others, bless your hearts.

I’ve been asked a lot what a
street team is, so I thought I’d do a post explaining that to the best of my
ability.

First of all, a street teams
is a group of individuals who volunteer to take on daily, weekly, and even
personal tasks to get the word out about an author and his/her work. They share
posts, make some of their own, tweet, blog, youtube, and even solicit book
stores and libraries … Read More »