Thursday, April 28, 2011

Thursday Thirteen!

The NFL Draft Starts Tonight, so here are Thirteen Positions on a Football Team! Yes, we're huge football fans!

Tony Romo
The Quarterback is a members of the offensive team and lines up directly behind the offensive line. Quarterbacks are responsible for calling the play in the huddle. They either throw the ball to an open receiver or hand the ball off to a running back.

Jason Witten
The Tight End is often seen as a hybrid position with the characteristics and roles of both an offensive lineman and a wide receiver. Like offensive linemen, they are usually lined up on the offensive line and are large enough to be effective blockers. On the other hand, they are eligible receivers adept enough to warrant a defense's attention when running pass patterns.

Miles Austin
The Wide Receiver is the pass-catching specialist. Wide receivers (also referred to as wideouts or simply receivers) are among the fastest and most agile players in the game.

Marion Barber
The Running BAck usually lines up in the offensive backfield. The primary roles of a running back are to receive handoffs from the quarterback for a rushing play, to catch passes from out of the backfield, and to block.

Dez Bryant
The Kick Returner is the player on special teams who is primarily responsible to catch kickoffs and attempts to return them in the opposite direction. If the ball is kicked into his own endzone, he must assess the situation on the field while the ball is in the air and determine if it would be beneficial to his team for a return. If he decides that it is not, he can make a touchback by kneeling down in the end zone after catching the ball, which gives his team the ball at their own 20-yard line to start the drive. He is usually one of the faster players on the team, often a backup wide receiver, defensive back, or running back.

Demarcus Ware
The Linebacker is a member of the defensive team, and lines up approximately three to five yards behind the line of scrimmage, behind the defensive linemen. Linebackers generally align themselves before the ball is snapped by standing upright in a "two point stance" (as opposed to the defensive linemen, who put one or two hands on the ground for a "three point stance" or "four point stance" before the ball is snapped).

Terence Newman
The Cornerback is a member of the defensive backfield or secondary in American and Canadian football. Cornerbacks cover receivers, to defend against pass offenses and make tackles. Other members of the defensive backfield include the safeties and occasionally linebackers. The cornerback position requires speed and agility. A cornerback's skillset typically requires proficiency in anticipating the quarterback, back-pedalling, executing single and zone coverage, disrupting pass routes, shedding blockers, and tackling.

Gerald Sensabaugh
The Safety is a position played by a member of the defense. The safeties are defensive backs who line up from ten to fifteen yards behind the line of scrimmage. There are two variations of the position in a typical formation, the free safety and the strong safety. Their duties depend on the defensive scheme. The defensive responsibilities of the safety and cornerback usually involve pass coverage towards the middle and sidelines of the field, respectively. Safeties are the last line of defense, and are thus expected to be sure tacklers. As professional and college football have become more focused on the passing game, safeties have become more involved in covering the eligible pass receivers.

Jay Ratliff
The Defensive Tackle is typically the largest and strongest of the defensive players. When teams don't have a nose tackle, the defensive tackle typically lines up opposite one of the offensive guards. Depending on a team's individual defensive scheme, a defensive tackle may be called upon to fill several different roles. These roles may include merely holding the point of attack by refusing to be moved, or penetrating a certain gap between offensive linemen to break up a play in the opponent's backfield. If a defensive tackle reads a pass play, his primary responsibility is to pursue the quarterback, or simply knock the pass down at the line if it's within arm's reach. Other responsibilities of the defensive tackle may be to pursue the screen pass or drop into coverage in a zone blitz scheme. In a traditional 4-3 defensive set, there is no nose tackle. Instead there is a left and right defensive tackle. Some teams. like he Cowboys have a nose tackle in this scheme.

Andre Gurode
The Center's first and primary role is to pass the football to the quarterback. This exchange is called a snap. Most offensive schemes make adjustments based on how the defensive line and linebackers align itself to the offensive line, and what gaps they line up in. Because the center has an ideal view of the defensive formation before the snap, he typically makes the first line call. This call is typically based on the position of the defensive linemen or linebackers in his gaps (0i-1i), most subsequent adjustments are dependent on this call. In some cases the center may call an adjustment for the entire offensive line. After the snap, the center blocks the defensive player opposite him.

Doug Free
The Offensive Tackle is a position of the offensive line, left and right. Like other offensive linemen, their job is to block: to physically keep defenders away from the offensive player who has the football. The term "tackle" is a vestige of an earlier era of football, in which the same players played both offense and defense. A tackle is the strong position on the offensive line. They power their blocks with quick steps and maneuverability. The tackles are mostly in charge of the outside protection. If the tight end goes out for a pass, the tackle must cover everyone that his guard doesn’t, plus whoever the tight end isn’t covering. Usually they defend against defensive ends

LP Ladouceur
The Long Snapper refers to a player who is a specialized center during punts, field goals, and extra point attempts. His job is to snap the ball as quickly and accurately as possible. If he's good at his job, you prorbaly won't know his name. If he's not d good at his job, everyone knows his name.

Matt McBriar
The Punter is a special teams player who receives the snapped ball directly from the line of scrimmage and then punts (kicks) the football to the opposing team so as to limit any field position advantage. A punter must be skilled in angling the football and/or kicking it as high as possible (called "hangtime") to maximize his teammates’ ability to eliminate a punt returner's forward progress. Also, the punter will try to make the ball spin in an unusual manner making it harder to catch, which could result in a muff and potentially lead to the punter's team gaining possession.

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Squee! New Contract with Ellora's Cave!

I'm so excited! I just signed with Ellora's Cave for my sci-fi erotic romance CINDRA'S BOUNTY HUNTER!

Here's the blurb!

Cindra’s Bounty Hunter

When Cindra Mallory’s bounty hunter father is brutally murdered, she goes after the killer, determined to bring him to justice. She tracks the man halfway across the galaxy, only to run out of both leads and money on the planet of Pendari. Giving up isn’t an option, so she enlists the sinfully handsome, more experienced bounty hunter, Bladen Sloan to help her track down her father’s murderer.

Bladen doesn’t come cheap, though, and when he wants more than the thirty percent of the bounty she wants to give him as payment, she offers to sleep with him to make up for the difference. He consents to the deal, and she finds herself signing a contract that has her agreeing to provide him with ten sexual favors in return for his services.

As they track the killer from one sex club to another, Bladen introduces her to the world of spanking, bondage and exhibitionism. Things get complicated as Cindra discovers she not only enjoys being Bladen’s sex toy, but is starting to fall for him, too. While she desperately wants to catch her father’s murderer, she knows the moment they do, her time with Bladen will be at an end.

Or is it?


Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Tasty Tuesday!

I'm not usually a fan of Speedo's, but this guy looks dang hot in them!


Saturday, April 23, 2011

Happy Easter - Spring Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Spring Blog Hop!

You'll find a lot of eye candy on the tour, as well as a basket full of ebooks you can win.

If you'd like to check out my sexy new release from Ellora's Cave GHOST HUNTER and get a sneak peek at my hot upcoming release, also from Ellora's Cave, called PIRATE'S WOMAN, as well as read an excerpt from my prize for the blog hop, EPIC Award Finalist from Ellora's Cave GOOD COP, BAD GIRL, visit my website at

We'll be running the hop all weekend, so if you have to take a break from all of these hotties, just bookmark the page, and return to the tour at your convenience at the link below.

Happy hunting, and good luck!

Now for the eye candy!

Talk about a humky Easter Bunny! LOL!

Happy Easter!


Thursday, April 21, 2011

Thursday Thirteen!

Thirteen Chocolate Easter Eggs!













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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

GHOST HUNTER is a Reviewer Top Pick at NOR!

I'm so excited! GHOST HUNTER, my sexy new paranormal romance from Ellora's Cave. is a Reviewer Top Pick at NOR! Thanks so much, Diana!

"I really enjoyed this bone chilling ghost story and found myself jumping at the littlest things during and after reading this well written story. The suspense was so high that my heart was slamming in my chest during the action scenes. Ms. Tyler knows how to keep her readers riveted to their seats while becoming so deeply engrossed in her story. This is one story that I highly recommend to any Paranormal Romance/Ghost loving fan looking for a great read to add to their library!"

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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Thursday Thirteen!

Thirteen Hot Hunks I've Posted for Tasty Tuesday!

1. Looks like he's waiting for someone to push those jeans down the rest of the way!

2. Love a guy in boxer briefs!<>

3. Nice eyes! Not to mention the rest of him!

4. Did I mention I love those low-slung jeans!

5. You know what they say! Save a horse, ride a cowboy!

6. Nice abs! Nice everything else, too!

7. Wonder if we could talk him into tugging those pants a little lower?!

8. Gotta love a guy in uniform! And out!

9. Nice!

10. He's so hot, he doesn't need all those extra layers of clothes to keep warm!

11. He could get chilly out there! Anyone want to warm him up?!

12. I knew there was a reason I love snowmobiling!

13. Nice muscles!

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

The Reviews Are In For DEAD SEXY!

The reviews are in for DEAD SEXY and they're loving my zombie romance! I didn't know what people would think about a zombie hero, and i'm so excited everyone loves him as much as I do! If you haven't picked it up yet, you might want to give it a try after reading these reviews!


"Although I had misgivings regarding the story line for Dead Sexy, I am happy to report that I was dead wrong. While zombies are generally the stuff of a more macabre genre, the unusual plot of Dead Sexy is a masterful blend of both mild horror and romance. Drake is such a compelling character. For me he embodies the ultimate hero; strong, assertive, intelligent, brave, understanding and sexy as all get out. Simone is smart, down to earth and most importantly, possessed of common sense. She is feminine but not a wimp, which imbues her with a realness we don’t often see in heroines. Their sexual chemistry is instantaneous. And while each encounter with our hero and heroine desperately leaves both them, and you, longing for a steamy sack session. Instead we're teased with a slow build giving everyone a chance to get to know one another. But when the time is right, Ms. Tyler unleashes with some exceptionally steamy and prolonged love making. So be sure you’re
“equipped” to handle it. You too will find yourself reading until well beyond the
witching hour. Thrilling, suspenseful and passionate Dead Sexy is a wicked
read and very deserving of a Gold Star Award!"

5 Cherries from Whipped Cream!

"Humorous, original, and sexy as all get out.

Ms. Tyler has written a book unlike any thing I have ever read before. She has
taken the Voodoo zombie curse and turned it into something rather different. Ms. Tyler has weaved a complex and original story full of action that will keep
you flipping pages. This book is full of twists, turns and an ending that will
leave you blown away!"

5 Siren Stones from Siren Book Reviews!

"When the two words “romance” and “zombies” are used to describe a book,
what is one to think? For me, after reading Dead Sexy, my thoughts were a
whirlwind of “wow”. Paige Tyler made this work. With a great blend of mystery, intrigue, suspense, and action, and not to forget the love scenes, Dead Sexy kept me going long into the late hours of the night. The hair on the back of my neck stood, and chills ran down my spine. This book took me by surprise at how much I enjoyed it. I never thought I would enjoy a romance book so much that involved zombies, but I did. If you're looking for a different read, filled with adventure, excitement, and chills, then give Dead Sexy a try!"

Reviewer Top Pick from NOR!

"Ms. Tyler crafted a sexy romance that made the zombie aspect work really well. Dead Sexy is everything you want in a paranormal romance. Action, plot, hot sex, great characters and a realistic romance you won't forget. I highly recommend this book and look forward to more by Ms. Tyler!"

4 Hearts from The Romance Studio!

"This was one interesting erotic romance. When I read the blurb I wasn't sure
how a zombie could possibly be a desirable hero but if all the walking dead are
like Drake this is definitely going to be a favorite sub genre for me. This is a must-read for those who enjoy vanguard paranormal romances, I know this is one I will definitely read again and again!"

5 Nymphs from Literary Nymphs!

"I must admit to feeling more than a little trepidation before starting Dead
Sexy. I was morbidly intrigued by the unusual mixture of erotic romance and the undead and wondered where it could possibly lead. After finishing it, I’m still not sure how the author did it, but the contradicting genres ended up working very well indeed and I just could not put Dead Sexy down!"

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