New York has a theme song everyone can sing. The lights, glamour and fast paced lifestyle is what you expect.
Los Angeles is the city of stars, movies and fame. People are beautiful, the shopping is amazing and every day is gorgeous.
Chicago is jazzy, industrial and full of opportunity. It’s sort of a mesh between both coasts, with a space for the normal person.
New Orleans is a city that has a history that gives it so many different flavors. It’s a city where the party never ends.
When I was in New Orleans last year for Author’s After Dark, I swear there was always someone out partying no matter the hour. We’d call it quits around two in the morning and the good times were still rolling, and be at it again by around ten, and we were already late arrivals!
Everyone associates Mardi Gras with the city, and with that comes things like masks, peacock plumage, beads, boobs and outlandish costumes. On the same trip I, some friends and I were tossing beads off a bar balcony to anyone who even glanced out way and we wound up with several gentlemen waving their penises at us. I guess they thought it was the thing to do for beads, since they weren’t women, they showed off their other goods. And you know what? No one batted an eye. I’m pretty sure that if that happened at home, someone would be arrested for indecent exposure.
Besides the parties and plumage, New Orleans is a city of come-backs. I’ll never forget being in college and listening to the first reports of the devastation. A girl who lived on the same floor as me was from one of the hardest hit areas and for several days she didn’t hear from her family. I came back from class a few days later and on the white board in the lobby of my building were three words: They were found! I remember hearing people say that the city would never recover, that it would be better to just level it and move on. But it’s come back. New Orleans hasn’t gone away, it hasn’t let the hardships of life destroy it.
I guess New Orleans is a lot like a romance hero. It’s got scars and baggage. There’s a ways to go before it’s completely healed, but it’s strong and resilient. There’s a certain sexy quality there. It knows how to show a girl a good time and how to corrupt her to her worst.
New Orleans was the perfect setting for the Midnight Ink books. Against the backdrop of scars and glitz, eight different stories of love, new beginnings and hope couldn’t fail.
Report For Booty
When Burke Levine got marching orders, he couldn’t bear to make his girlfriend Chavon White a military widow. Years later, discovering his name tattooed on her perfect ass via a New Orleans’ artist’s portfolio confirms his epic mistake. Will Midnight Ink’s New Year’s Eve party grant them a second chance?
Picture Her Bound, a Bayou Bound novella
She’s a police officer desperate enough to break the rules. He’s the bounty hunter standing between her and ruin. Picture Her Bound is —the first book in the brand new Bayou Bound series from Sidney Bristol—a story of right, wrong and binding pleasures.
Robin L. Rotham
Not So Over Eli
Paramedic Bart Rigger finally has the life he wants rather than the one his father dictated, thanks to hot new fiancée Rhonda Giannetti. But a whirlwind trip to New Orleans puts it all at risk when he’s forced to confront unresolved feelings for his first love, tattoo artist Elijah Bell.
All Sophie wants is a tattoo to commemorate her battle with cancer. What she gets is celebrity tattoo artist Declan Ross, the same sexy bad-boy who used to rock her world. This time, they’ve both got scars and it’s still the ones you can’t see that are the hardest to cover.
To The Bone, a Bone Daddy novella
Etta Santos has one resolution—to cover up the last visible evidence of her past. When Christie Ryder, sexy musician and new owner of Midnight Ink, pursues her, he seems too good to be true. His music touches her soul, but can she risk trusting another bad boy with her heart?
Dangerously Inked, a Dangerous Romance novella
When the tattoo artist Finn Carter lined up for his visit to New Orleans turns out to be the mysteriously alluring sub he played on New Year’s Eve at The Bastille, the city’s BDSM club, more than his skin will be marked forever—and Rosie is just the woman to bring this playboy to his knees.
Carrie Ann Ryan
Ink Inspired, a Montgomery Ink novella
In Carrie Ann Ryan’s Ink Inspired, the prequel to her upcoming Montgomery Ink series, Ice Princess Shea Little wants ink and a change. Shepard Montgomery not only wants to ink her, but get through that icy exterior. Together, they’ll heat up the streets of New Orleans…and each other.
Blank Canvas, a Big Easy novella
Disillusioned by divorce, Jennifer’s about to discover her wild side, starting with a tattoo from Caliph. And continuing with submission, spankings, wax play…all under the skilled hands of her wickedly sexy tattoo master.
It can never be said that Sidney Bristol has had a ‘normal’ life. She is a recovering roller derby queen, former missionary, and tattoo addict. She grew up in a motor-home on the US highways (with an occasional jaunt into Canada and Mexico), traveling the rodeo circuit with her parents. Sidney has lived abroad in both Russia and Thailand, working with children and teenagers. She now lives in Texas where she splits her time between a job she loves, writing, reading and belly dancing.