Saturday, January 10, 2015



Welcome to the 4th Anniversary of Secret Cravings Publishing Blog Hop!

I'm thrilled to be the owner and publisher of this great company, but I do have to say, we wouldn't be where we are today without our fantastic authors, and amazing staff. I'm humbled everyday to realize these people believe in us enough to let us publish their work.

As for me, yes, I do publish my own books with SCP. Why publish anywhere else?

For those who don't know me, I'm Sandy Sullivan and I write erotic contemporary westerns. If you want hot cowboys, I got 'em! I write erotic so be prepared to sweat with those love scenes because they are graphic and hot.

Visit my website at www.romancestorytime.com for all the latest on my releases, covers, newsletter and so on.

People ask me everyday where do I get my inspiration for my stories. I have to say I get story ideas from everywhere, just watching people is the best idea. Have you ever sat in an airport waiting for a flight and see two people across from each other texting on their phone, reading a book, or playing on their laptop. What happens if they were to look up and catch the other one looking at them? Would they smile, nod, and then go back to doing what they were doing? What if one of them got up and walked over to talk to the other? What if they realized they had a lot in common? What if they actually had lived mere blocks from each other at one time, or maybe they both knew someone specific?

See! A whole story just popped into my head of this good looking guy and this shy girl. Obviously, they are headed to the same destination. What if they sat together on the plane? What if they were staying at the same hotel? Maybe there could be a weekend rendezvous there. Maybe they might fall in love, get married, have 3 kids and live happily ever after. Maybe he's married, but in the middle of a nasty divorce. Maybe she just broke up with a long-time boyfriend and needs a man's arms around her.

So as you can see, inspiration comes from everywhere for me, but especially pictures of cowboys. I do love my cowboys and I have lots of pictures on my walls of men who depict my idea of the hero I'm writing at the time. I stare at them the whole time I'm writing. It's like they are talking to me, so when you hear that voice in your head as you read my books, yeah, that's them.

Anyway, that is a glimpse inside the head of a writer. Next time you get to meet your favorite writer, go all fangirl on them. They love it!

Enjoy the blog hop. I hope you find lots of great books and authors to check out.

As for my prize, I'll give away a $10 Amazon GC to one lucky commenter who leaves a c omment about who their favorite author is. Make sure to leave a comment with your email address so I can contact you.

Enjoy the hop.

Sandy

P.S. Check out the other authors participating in the hop at www.secretcravingspublishing.blogspot.com. There will be tons of great prizes to choose from, plus we will have a great grand prize!  Ssshhhh....

27 comments:

SherryGLoag said...

Congratulations on the 4th anniversary of SCP. There's many an author, including me, who's extremely grateful SCP is out there.
Best wishes.

V.L. Locey said...

Congrats on reaching this wonderful milestone! I sure am grateful that SCP is here.

Rita Bay said...

Congrats, Sandy, on four successful years with many more in your future. SF author Anne McCaffrey is my favorite author.

Karen Cino said...

Just hopping by. Congratulations on the 4th Anniversary of SCP. I am so proud and honored to be a part of SCP family.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Just stopped by to say "hi" and offer congratulations on your 4th anniversary.

laurie said...

Congratulations on the 4th anniversary of SCP. and one of my fave authors is kresley cole

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laurie said...

Congratulations on the 4th anniversary of SCP

parisfan_ca@yahoo.com

Beverly Ovalle said...

Congrats! So glad to be part of the team.

Booklover Sue said...

Congrats and one of my fav authors is Nalini Singh

susanmplatt AT Hotmail DOT com

Holly J. Gill said...

Congrats Sandy and I'm delighted to be part of this great team!

Tamara Hoffa said...

Congratulations on the anniversary. I an so proud to part of the SP team. As for a favorite author, I could never pick just one! I love them all! Different ones depending on my mood. But a few of my favs from SCP are, Lydia Michaels, V.L. Locey, Victoria Sue, You, of course, Jean Joachim,Tricia Andersen,Beverly Ovalle, shall I go On? lol

Dilys J Carnie said...

Just popping in to say hi and congratulations to SCP

Jody Faltys said...

Congratulations on your success with SCP and for being part of the celebration! I have quite a few favorite authors so I'll only name a few....Roni Loren, JR Ward, Sarah MacLean, Julia Quinn, and Lorraine Heath.

Thanks for the great giveaway!

gogi1_2 AT yahoo DOT com

ShirleyAnn said...

Happy 4th Anniversary and best wishes for many more years!!

ShirleyAnn(at)speakman40(dot)freeserve(dot)co(dot)uk

Jenn H said...

Congrats on another successful year! Here's to many more! jdhudson_1@windstream.net

Kathy Osborn said...

Congrats and I have so many authors that I love, so I would have to say all of them. Thanks for the hop.
Koala571 at msn dot com

Rebecca Ray said...

Hi! Thanks for the great hop! I love too my authors to count! You all are such amazing people, thanks for letting me escape to your world for a little while! Rebeccaray72@windstream.net

M. S. Spencer said...

I thought I commented yesterday! Anyway, congratulations on creating a fabulous company--and many more productive years! Here's to year 5! Meredith

Vanessa N. said...

Congrats! I love the stories of Patricia Briggs, Laurann Dohner, and Kim Harrison.

mythic021@gmail.com

Carolyn Gibbs said...

Congratulations on SCP's fourth Anniversary! Happy to be a part of the Secret Cravings Family.

Evelise Archer said...

Stopping by to say hello to all my fellow SCP authors. I LOVE being a part of the SCP family!
Evelise

Flossie Benton Rogers said...

Sandy, I can't thank you enough for creating a company where authors feel valued and supported. I'm honored to participate in the great adventure. Congratulations on the SCP success, and thank you also for your hot and wonderful cowboys! Love them all.

bn100 said...

Jane Austen

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havensrealm said...

Hi, Sandy! Happy birthday, SCP! I'm proud to be a part of this awesome family.

Susan W. said...

Happy SCP anniversary! I have several favorite authors so it's like trying to pick a favorite child. LOL!!!

suz2(at)cox(dot)net

Molly Daniels said...

I have so many favorites, it's hard to choose! The talented Ms Joachim is near the top, and if I want a good western, I know I can count on Ms Sullivan and Ms Hoffa to entertain me:)

Sandy Sullivan said...

Vanessa N - You were chosen the winner of the $10 GC to Amazon for stopping by my author page.

Thanks for playing.

Email is on the way to you.

Sandy