I know it’s been a while since I’ve done a blog post – shame on me – but surely you’re following my website, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts and are aware that the release of A MILLION GUILTY PLEASURES is right around the corner. February 4th, to be exact. Naturally, we have to have a blowout to celebrate the conclusion to the Million Dollar Duet.
pearls, and Kindle Fire HDs, oh my! Just three of the very awesome gifts I will
be giving away at the A MILLION GUILTY PLEASURES release day party!
Kindle Fire will be loaded down with ALL FIVE of my books and I’ll even autograph
the casing! And the diamond necklace and pearls will be accompanied by a FLYAS T-shirt.
Come on, you know you want them! All you have to do is be present on February 4th from 9 AM – 11 PM, EST.
PLUS . . . Many other VERY generous prizes have been donated from some amazing people, including . . .
A dozen or so of your favorite authors: Darynda
Jones, Dakota Cassidy, Shay
Savage, Ruth Cardello, J.m. Madden, Robyn
Peterman Zahn, Donna
Jane McDonald, Gayle
Donnelly and Robyn
Mackenzie, Jeffe Kennedy, Amanda
Baker Usen, Julie
Anne Lindsey, Lydia
Michaels Author, and Aedan
TWO psychic readings from very well-known experts in their field: Tina
Michelle and Kimberly
And even a sexy gift to go along with your sexy … Read More »
I first started writing the Million Dollar Duet, it was actually an outlet for all the
juicy erotic goodness that the highly inappropriate part of my brain kept
replaying while I was working on my first project, the Supernova Saga. It was
the scene at the end of A MILLION DIRTY SECRETS’s chapter 14 and into chapter
15 that started it all. Those highly inappropriate, albeit emotionally charged,
scenes simply wouldn’t fit the Saga’s storyline. Plus I could just see my
mother shaking her head with that look on her face – the one that says without
words how embarrassed she is that her darling baby girl (also the mother of
two, not by immaculate conception)
has even had sex, and how appalled she would be that I advertised my sexuality
to the rest of the world under the “guise” of two fictional characters.
am not Lanie Talbot nor have I ever had the extreme pleasure of finding myself
in precarious positions with Noah Crawford, but I’m keeping hope alive.
like to think there’s a little of Lanie in me, though. Particularly, that
quirky inner voice that makes me giggle to myself over something silly. Like
Lanie, I also tend to make the best of a serious situation through the magic of
laughter. After all, … Read More »
Ah, Double Agent Coochie . . . that shameless hussy. While some
may find her silly, immature, and unnecessary, she does serve a purpose to the
story dynamic. Multiple purposes, in fact.
First, she’s the comic relief, and without a comic relief,
the story could get pretty heavy. A virgin auctions her body off to the highest
bidder in an effort to save her dying mother’s life. Heavy stuff, right? Personally,
I like a little hehe-haha with my lip biting and growlies and teary eyes and sniffles
Second, and probably most important, she makes what Lanie
does, how easily she slips into her role, more believable. We all read stories
where the formula is that of a reluctant heroin placed in a situation where she
must be submissive, but finds she likes it. Right? Well, I never buy into it.
Doesn’t matter how hot the sex is. I need the story to be realistic. The
dilemma I was then faced with was how to make Lanie’s submission and eagerness
Enter the Cooch.
Cooch is sort of like an alter ego, if you will. Lanie’s
scapegoat. A coping mechanism to help her mentally and emotionally deal with
the situation she’s found herself in.
Double Agent Coochie makes it possible for Lanie to secretly
like the … Read More »
Whoa! So it’s been a week since the release of A MILLION DIRTY SECRETS and I feel like I’m the luckiest person in the world. I know that’s a slight exaggeration, but if you’ve been following my Facebook Page, or if you’ve gone out to your local store to pick up a copy of the book, then you know they’re FLYING off the shelves. Like this Target shelf on day #1 of availability.
^^^EMPTY SHELF THAT HAD TO BE RE-STOCKED^^^
Shut the front door! I think I’m still in shock. And then there was this . . . ALL OVER the place . . .
So I’m feeling like a rock star, right? Because, come on . . . that’s pretty dope! (Do people still say dope?) Not really. I was overwhelmed with emotion. I may have shed a tear or two, but thank goodness, the admin of my street team, Parker’s Pimpin’ Posse, was there. Alicia Justice and her bohunk, Joshua Young, drove all the way to my humble abode to keep me in line on release day. They run Jitterbug PR, so they’re pretty adept at handling this sort of thing. Bless them. They’re the real rock stars.
And speaking of rocking, … Read More »
Guess what today is … That’s right, RELEASE DAY!!!!
In honor of today, and because I’m crazy busy, I ran a contest for my street team, Parker’s Pimpin’ Posse, to be able to Jack CL’s Style and blog. The following is the winning post from Nikki Thomson.
Pulling up on my vintage Harley, I kill
the engine before approaching the podium, gently pushing CL Parker out of the
What is up my crazy ass, sassy
beotches?!? I am here to give our
divalicious CL Parker a bit of a break.
What, with her working the streets so hard these days, her sweet cheeks
are whipped!! No! I don’t mean that way! Sheesh! I mean working with her Street TEAM! You know, for the imminent release of her new
book? And there is a porntastic amount
of RELEASE to be had!!! Wait, whaddya
mean who am I and what am I talking about??
Whoa..whoa…WHOA! Lemme back this
bus up a few stops then.
My name is Dez and my best friend is
Lanie Talbot. Well, I kinda like her and
shit, so I guess that makes her my best babe.
And she’s one of the most selfless
people I have ever met.
And then, of course, there is Noah Crawford …
And that’s all I’m gonna say ‘bout him
And throughout it … Read More »
So I’m a little late on this, but I still had to share. Look at whose mainstream debut made RT Magazine‘s September 2013 issue with the TOP PICK! for Erotic Romance!!!!!
Seriously, when I first saw it via a post to my street team, Parker Pimpin’ Posse, by Chelle Olson, I was like . . .
*Pay no attention to all themz chinz ;)*
BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE . . .
Publisher’s Weekly . . . THE Publisher’s Weekly . . . had this to say about A MILLION DIRTY SECRETS:
“Smoldering sex scenes and a cliffhanger ending will have erotica fans panting for more.”—Publishers Weekly
Y’all really want to read it now, right? Please, oh please, oh please read it!!! And you can even get it a day before everyone else!!! True story.
For those of you who may not be aware, Random House (I still get a little giddy whenever I use their name because they’re MY publishing house, what-what?!) is allowing Joseph-Beth Booksellers in Lexington, KY to do a book launch on 8/26/2013 at 7:00 PM EST, which is actually the day BEFORE the official release. I will be there to say a few words and try to make y’all want m’body . … Read More »
Do you know Noah Crawford from my newest series, Million Dollar Duet? Would you like to get to know him before anyone else? Well, you can. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the Duet, let me give you an introduction.
Noah Crawford is a drop-dead gorgeous business mogul who has virtually everything he wants – everything, that is, except a woman to satisfy his most basic physical needs. But after things with his ex went south and left him with an irreparable broken heart, Noah isn’t looking to get involved in a serious relationship ever again. Which is why he jumps at the opportunity to enter into a two-year contract with Lanie Talbot, a sexy 24-year-old virgin who, in exchange for $2 million, has agreed to make herself available to him whenever and however he wants. Both may have their own reasons for signing onto the terms, but what neither of them ever expected was to fall in love. Now, they’ll have to attempt to keep the truth of their relationship from everyone else, including Lanie’s family and a business partner whose goal is to take everything Noah holds dear.
Get to know Noah before the rest of the world … Read More »
*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 »
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
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.
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 . . .
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