Another of my mentees makes good and a contest!!
Sunday, July 25th, 2010 Jul 25th, 2010 leave a response

I’m introducing my Romance Diva mentee today, April Morelock, who has her first book coming out on the 27th of July!!

Comment below for a chance to win this book for yourself 🙂

Hey everyone!
Kate let me take over her blog today so I can discuss something very naughty and dirty — and wickedly delicious.

Have you guessed it? Nope not sex… I‘m talking about inspiration!!! That wicked little devil that sometimes tickles your fancy but is often hard to put into words.

Inspiration can be the stuff of every young man’s fantasies or the stuff of great books… mysterious books… or downright hot and sexy books.

Of course inspiration can come from all different places, the subway, a gas station, a walk down a dark alley, or even a coin operated laundry. Perhaps you’ve never considered how sexy and truly “inspiring” any of those places can be. But for me, everyday places inspire me like nothing else.

Some people paint beautiful paintings of nude sculptures and I … I write about strange things happening in even the most ordinary places.

In my latest book, The Best Little Spin Wash in Texas, my coin operated laundry turns into a time machine with strange happenings — Sputner steals lingerie, two women forever gossip while washing laundry from a closed orphanage, and love is found between the spin cycles.

Odd? Certainly but let me tell you — have you ever been in a coin operated laundry at 2:30 in the morning? Strange and very spooky things happen. People come in and leave … you never see them drive up or the lights of their car. Women walk in with their toddlers to buy a drink and then leave to fade into the darkness. No homes nearby, no car sounds in the distance.

It’s as if you’ve taken a hit on some strange drug and wandered into an alternate universe. This stuff really happens. It doesn’t take much to make a leap into even more bizarre things. Of course I might have imagined all of those things in the sleep deprived state I was in… but… no. I know what I saw.

Surely I’m not the only one. I’m interested to see who has the most bizarre real-life story. And just for the fun of it, I’ll give the best story a copy of my brand new book: The Best Little Spin Wash in Texas, coming July 27th from Loose-id. Oh, wow… this will be so much fun!

I’ve included an excerpt below:

Timid, geeky quantum physicist Molly Timmons lives in a man’s world of metaphysics when she meets a handsome John St. James at a Spin Wash and Go. One dark night trapped in the Spin Wash isn’t enough. Even as their relationship deepens, they learn of a dark secret the Spin Wash is hiding… a secret that could tear John’s world apart or could save his daugther‘s life.

Molly’s the key.

Time is running out. Will they figure out the Spin Wash’s secret or will they both be lost in time?


His arms flexed as he slid the basket under his arm and walked around the washers. This was ridiculous; she needed to get laid if the simple pleasure of watching a man cross the floor had her flushed with sexual need.
Laundry detergent, White Rain shampoo, and something indefinable invaded her space and filled her senses as he walked past her.
It was hard to stay put.
She closed her eyes, took in another deep breath, and repressed a moan. This was why women loved sweaty men. Pheromones trumped common sense every time.
Forcing her eyes open, she watched him move; the hard muscles flexing and bending to his will A shift of his basket and his eyes clashed with hers, darkening. With a slow perusal, he took in her lightly muscled legs, encased in short blue shorts. She mentally slapped herself, thinking of how opaque her white T-shirt must look. Her mama had told her that, even with small breasts, she should always wear a bra.
Nipples peaked, pebbling through her shirt, as he continued his inspection, gray eyes almost black. She breathed shallowly, trying to ignore the ache blooming deep inside.
Molly was past shielding herself; she wanted those eyes on her. Her lack of propriety would have had her mother screaming a blue streak. Taunting a man like that, walking out of the house looking like a slut.
God, he had to stop looking at her.
He finally jerked his gaze away from her body and leaned down to drop his basket, then pulled the detergent and softener from it, those lovely muscles moving deliciously under his tan.
He was so close, and those jeans hit him in all the right places. She had to watch every movement, mesmerized by the bending and flexing of his thighs as he placed the detergent into the washer.
He was done too soon. His strong hands worked efficiently, the muscles underneath moving like strings on a piano. Strong. Graceful. Just the idea of those strong digits strumming her body, gliding across her skin, made her hold her breath.
She needed to get ahold of herself — and quick — if she was going to look him in the eye. Her face was tight, the skin undoubtedly flushed and almost feverish and not just from the heat and stickiness of the Spin Wash. She was letting her imagination get away with her.

Want more?, visit for you copy of Best Little Spin Wash in Texas today! Or put your best oddball, spooky, weird or odd experience below for a chance to win your own copy!

6 comments to “Another of my mentees makes good and a contest!!”

  1. Kate
      · July 25th, 2010 at 7:15 pm · Link

    I did have one weird experience in a launderette as we call them in the UK, Once me and my hubby were sitting there peacefully watching our washing and this huge family came in with about 20 black bin bags. They proceeded to use every machine in the place and put everything they owned in there-and I mean everything, shoes, clothes, hats, furniture and carpets. I have never seen anything like it in my life. Shortly after this we went and bought ourselves a new washing machine LOL

  2. Armenia
      · July 26th, 2010 at 12:51 am · Link

    LOL, April, you had me at naughty and dirty…loved the excerpt and it sounds like a wickedly naughty read. *smiles*

    Congratulations on your first book and wishing you much success.

    armiefox at yahoo dot com

  3. April Morelock
      · July 26th, 2010 at 10:05 am · Link

    Now that sounds absolutely bizarre. Wonder how much it cost to wash that many clothes. Maybe their homes were a health hazard OR… ew… bed bugs.

    Always have to wonder.

    My hubby says his mom used to wash incessently and if she was doing laundry and it was the end of the day, she’d have them strip down right then and there. He’s an absolute nut about clean laundry.

    Armenia — you will have to check it out tomorrow. I have a link!!! Woohooo.


  4. Lindy
      · July 26th, 2010 at 10:18 am · Link

    Sounds like a great book!

    My best spooky experience was an all-night “ghost hunt” at the old Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield, Ohio (where Shawshank was filmed). We didn’t see any ghosts, but the atmosphere was very creepy & fun.


  5. Shelley Munro
      · July 26th, 2010 at 4:40 pm · Link

    What an interesting concept for a book. 😀

    My husband and I did a Pacific cruise earlier this year. There was one laundry on each level for passengers. Man, talk about bad tempered passengers attempting to do their washing. And the queues!

    There was an urban legend that spread about two women arguing about using a washing machine. Their husbands became involved and there was a fist fight. It was so brutal the passengers were confined to their cabins until the ship reached port. At port, they were escorted off by security. I don’t know how true this was, but it was meant to have happened on our level. One of our dinner partners heard it from the ship’s minister…

    The story grew and evolved during our cruise. Yep, I’m sure it was an urban legend, but seeing and hearing some of the things that went on in that laundry….maybe not. :mrgreen:

  6. April Morelock
      · July 27th, 2010 at 9:19 am · Link

    Wow… that sounds really cool and definitely spooky!!!!

    You would have a great story like that :> Sometimes dirty laundry isn’t the only thing aired at a laundromat :>


    PS. I’ll pick winner hopefully later today! Until then, here’s a link to my release page in case you want to see more about The Best Little Spin Wash in Texas,

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