Mr. New Year

Mr. New Year
...and a Happy New Year to you too.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Happy 5th Birthday Aspen Mountain Press!!!!!!!

First and foremost, I want to thank all of you wonderful-wonderful, wonderfully crazy people for stopping by my blog on this, Aspen Mountain's Anniversary!!

Bonsai! Hooray!! Way to go!! Great job!!

I'm a newly published authoress, so let me introduce myself. I'm Nya Rayne, but please call me Miss Rayne when I'm nasty. I spend my time between sunny South Florida and beautiful Charlotte, NC, and I'm the proud parent-owner of a 1 and 1/2 year-old German shepherd by the name of Apache-Star.

Isn't she gorgeous?!?! I love dogs, so feel free to share some of your own with me!!
In addition to being a novelist, I am also a licensed stylist and cutting specialist to the stars--yeah, I'm claiming it!! If you want to find out more about me, click here and friend me on that wonderful thing called FACEBOOK!!

But I digress...

My current novel is a Futuristic Romance called, He Belongs to Me. It's about a world dominated by women where men are not only an endangered species, but a priceless commodity available only to the ruling class. It is the first novel of a three book series, the second of which is currently being written.

Check out this excerpt, it's all about the lead male with his sexy booty, chest and dreamy eyes:

Xavier stood, stepped to the end of the bed, and brushed a few thick locks of hair from his face. His Intimacy Instructor strutted in his direction, her blonde, board-straight hair pinned back away from her face. Her light brown eyes focused on him.

He didn’t like her, not because of who she was, more because of what she was. He’d read and studied his text thoroughly and he knew what she taught him was not considered intimacy. It was more barbaric and demeaning than anything else.

She stopped before him, a tight smile on her face. “Good evening.”

Kail and Savior spoke in unison, “Good evening.”

She ignored them and spoke directly to him, “Good evening, Xavier.”

She stared at him, and he had to wonder exactly what she was looking for. She had to have known once he had found favor; she could not touch him in that way ever again. “Good evening,” he finally said.

She stepped closer to him, her breasts brushing against his bare chest. “I wanted to congratulate you on your wonderful luck. I hear your goddess is most desirable.”

“I wouldn’t know,” he bit out in a tone he had never used with any of his instructors before. He took a small step back away from her.

Her head tilted to one side and for an instant, he saw the look he’d seen numerous times on her face just before she chained him to the wall of her private classroom and tried to beat him into submission.

“If I had known you were going to be chosen, I would have made sure to schedule one last session with you,” she admitted brashly.

He could feel the eyes of the other nurturers trained on him as he took another step back away from her.

She stepped forward and continued, her hands gripping her hips, “There is still so much I need to teach you.” Her eyes traveled the length of his body and back as if devouring him. She bit down on her lower lip in what Xavier figured was meant to look sexy. It set his nerves on edge.

Xavier looked away from her and around at the other occupants of the room. “I have learned all I need to learn from you,” he said as he stepped back again, his back bumping up against the cold steel of his hanger.

She grinned. Her breasts flat against his bare chest felt like warm soft pillows begging to be plumped or pulled closer. If she weren’t such a sadist, the thought might have appealed to him. Her lukewarm hands moved up his arms and over his shoulders.

Xavier shot a look at Savior and Kail for help, but all he saw staring back at him was regret and helplessness. They could not intercede. If he had not found favor, she would have been allowed to do this to him at will and in the presence of everyone because she was his instructor. Her eyes sparkled with mischief as her hand slipped down to his waist and into the elastic band of his white, loose-fitting cotton pants. His body froze as her hand found his member and cupped it, her nails digging into the tender skin.

He hissed and closed his eyes, his hand coming up to hers, gripping it. “Stop,” he growled. His anger surged to the forefront and it took every ounce of will he had in him to keep it in check. He was too close. He was too damn close. “I’ve found favor! You can’t do this!”

Xavier knew he couldn’t hit her or push her away. He could never put his hands on any female in such a manner. It went against everything he’d been taught and bred for, but her, he wanted to pound into the ground at his feet. His free hand clenched and released as he bit down hard on his lower lip and tried to suppress the hatred he felt for her and the violence he wanted to inflict on her. He couldn’t and wouldn’t allow her to throw his gift away.

She laughed in his face. It was a wicked cackle that caused the hairs on the back of his neck to stand on end and his ire to spike even more. “And do you…”

“Carnie, what are you doing?” a voice bellowed, cutting her off.

If you want more, then click here.
Contest....Contest...Contest TIME!!!!
First Contest
Now that you've purchased your copy of the book, be the first to tell me; first, what city were Phia (female lead) and Xavier in when he was recaptured, and second what city does Phia and her remaining compainions escape to inorder to avoid capture.
First Place Winner: $50 AMEX Gift Card
Second Place Winner: $25 Amex Gift Card
Second Contest
Respond to this blog, telling me about your favorite character and you'll be placed in the running for an autographed copy of He Belongs to Me and a one on one conversation on this blog with me!!  On second thought just post to this blog and you're in the running!!


1) Tour Starts: Monday, August 1, 2011 at Midnight (EST)
Tour Ends: August 7, 2011 at Midnight (EST)
Final Celebration is August 7th from 6pm-11pm (EST) at the AMP Community Loop.
Grand Prize: a Kindle (Wi-Fi, Graphite, 6″ Display with New E-Ink Pearl Technology) is the Grand Prize. Drawing will take place and be announced on August 7, 2011 on the AMP Community Loop at 11pm (EST). Only comments posted before 10pm (EST) on August 7, 2011 are eligible to win the Kindle. Winner will be notified by email on August 8, 2011 if they are not present on the Loop for the announcement.
***Individual winners from author contests will be drawn and posted August 8, 2011 on their individual sites.***
2) Participation at every blog on the tour is not required but the more blogs a person comments on, the more chances they have to win. If a person comments on one blog, they are entered into the Grand Prize Drawing once. If they comment on ten different blogs, they will be entered into the Grand Prize drawing ten times. Only one comment per blog per person will be entered to win the Grand Prize.
3) The winner of the Grand Prize must be a resident of the United States with a US mailing address. Non-US winners will be eligible for $50 US in Aspen Mountain Press books from the AMP Website.
4) Prizes at individual author blogs are completely at the discretion of the individual authors and are not in association with Aspen Mountain Press and its prize system. To enter the contest on any given blog, you must follow their contest rules and objectives.
5) By commenting on any blog in the tour, the participant is agreeing to these rules and policies.
6) All prize winners will be chosen randomly by using Random Line Picker.

Thanks so much guys and gals for visiting my blog, it's been a real blast!! Please feel free to stop in anytime, but for now your next stop will be to the wonderful and gifted Viki Lyn another one of Aspen's finest authors. Go ahead and grab your towels and spray bottles because the girl is HOT, HAUT, HOT,and did I say, HOT!!  Just click here, or here, or here and you'll be on your way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



  1. Amazing premise for HBTM. I can't wait to see if the "Intimacy Instructor" gets her due.


  2. Great blog and a great book... Happy Blogging to you.

  3. That "Intimacy Instructor" is not very likeable. Although, maybe it takes the right man? This is certainly a change from the alpha hero books out there!

  4. Great Blog , cant wait to read it !!!
    Crystal Trent Dotson

  5. Not sure about the Intimacy Instructor, she doesn't seem to be a very likeable character. Sounds like a great story, can't wait to read it.

    skpetal at hotmail dot com

  6. Don't worry about the Intimacy Instructor, she definitely get's hers in the end, but you have to read the book to see how. :)

    Nya Rayne

  7. Hmmm, a world dominated by women...I could get to like the sound of that! LOL

  8. Interesting theme, a world dominated by women... I don't think that would work well :P The world needs both men and women.

  9. DezF, I think we could all get used to that, but Lucie you're right, we do need those men if only for menial labor. ;)

  10. Wow...this book is on the top of my TBR list!

    Thank you for the giveaway!

    books4me67 at

  11. Great excerpt, and cute doggy!

    robindpdx (at) yahoo (dot) com

  12. I love your dog...he looks like a sweety. German Shepard's are my favorite breed, but I have 3 little barkers,and black Pom who we named Wolf. We rescued him from a puppy mill, and he so deserved a powerful name after getting over the abuse he received for the first 4 months of his little life.
    I haven't read your books yet, but I;ve add this one to my gotta have list...*S*
    Thank you for the contest.



  13. Until my shepherd chose me, I didn't have a clue that I was such a dog lover. Now when I'm without her, I feel like I'm loosing my mind.

    Darcy, doggy-adoption are a wonderful thing and somethine only people with huge souls can do. You will be blessed, my new friend!!

    Nya Rayne

  14. Nya, what an intriguing excerpt! I hope I can read it sometime soon, or I'll just walk around wondering about that Xavier guy forever!

    Kathy Teel

  15. Hi Nya, I friended you on FB. Congratulations o your debut into the literary world with your baby. Continued blessings on all of your endeavors.

    Vanessa A Johnson, Red Rose Publishing Author
    Uncommon Bond (2011)
    Sacrifices In the Name of Love (2010)

  16. I absolutely love the premise of this book and the excerpt was great. I'm definitely going to buy the book even though I swore up and down that I was not going to buy anymore books because I have an embaressing number of books on my nook that I haven't read (over 200!! Yeh, I enter tons of contests and have won many books, free reads from all over and I'm addicted to buying ebooks), as well as print books that I had before I bought my nook. Oh, well. What's one more??

  17. Oops. Forget my deets!

    marajbrandon AT earthlink DOT net

  18. You guys are all awesome!!!

    Mara, I'm in the same boat with my Kindle. So many books and not nearly enough time to read them all, but still I try. In the past two days I've knocked out two of them, but in the process added

    Venessa, I accepted you friend on fb and thank so much for the congrats. I'm hoping that this is the beginning of a long line of publications!!

    Kathy, thank you so much and I must say that while I was writing Xavier I had many a hot nights!! He's just lovely that way!!

    Nya Rayne

  19. Hi, Nya! Your writing is new to me, but I'm definitely intrigued--I love futuristic stories, and this sound like a great plot! I'm looking forward to picking it up and finding out what happens with Phia!

    f dot chen at comcast dot net

  20. Great excerpt. Love the sound of this book, has definitely gone on the wish list.

  21. Ooooo, a new futuristic.....YEA! I love futuristics!!

    Congratulations on your new release!! I want it...real bad!! ;)

    thewildtwo [@] sbcglobal [dot] net


  23. im intrigued to read the intimacy instructor. sounds like a great read. im a dog lover too! i have 5. ;) thanks for sharing.

  24. I love dogs too mine is a mutt named Buddy loved your site.

  25. Beautiful Shepard! Apache-Star is a cool name! I just love the character of German shepards. They talk back to you.

    Congrats on your new release!

  26. I will definitely buy this... I want to know how the instructor gets what is coming to her! lol

  27. Thanks everyone for your wonderful posts!! The tour is officially over, however, I will be posting the winner shortly!!

    Nya Rayne


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