Friday, September 28, 2012

The Maddox Brothers

Hello and TGIF from rainy New England!

As it is raining and an early fall morning walk isn't an option, I thought I'd write about three of my favorite heroes, the Maddox brothers, Phalen, Ethan and Taran. Having grown up in South Boston, or Southie as the Maddox men would say, they are incredibly loyal to all things Boston, the Red Sox, the Patriots, Celtics and Bruins.

After having lost their parents when the oldest, Phalen, was in college, he was charged with taking care of his slightly younger brothers and assuring their futures. Taking after his Alpha father, Phalen was drawn to the BDSM lifestyle and became a Master who instructs Dominants, male or female, on the safe and proper techniques of bondage and discipline. He's also handed this trait down to his brothers. Ethan and Taran have their own dungeons, their own fetishes, and their own favorite ways of enganging in D/s relationships.

First introduced in Quarterback Blitz, an Ellora's Cave Sophisticate available in print and ebook from EC, ARe, B&N, Amazon, Sony and Kobo, Phalen became an instant reader-favorite! Truth be told, he become my favorite, too.

Phalen is also a former Airborne Ranger who nearly lost his life on a Special Ops mission. Today he is a private investigator who operates out of his tattoo and body art shop in Salem, MA, Ink Master.

To learn more about Phalen and his submissive-in-denial heroine, Cassie, visit or

As I began writing Ink Master, Phalen's younger brothers came into focus and in my writer's imagination, became very significant. Like Phalen, Ethan and Taran regard family, friendship, loyalty, and justice as character traits. Their combined likeness for tattooing, born from their father, a Vietnam vet who opened a tattoo shop in Boston after the war, and each one has ink work that expresses their individuality and their likenesses.

Detective Ethan Maddox and his heroine, shy psychic Morgan Everhart, became significant in Ink Master, and now in Cuff Master, their HEA has been told. Ethan is the middle Maddox, the even-tempered, logical detective is skeptic of all things supernatural, yet he is drawn to Morgan instantly.  To find out about Ethan and Morgan, follow the link to their blurb:

Now, I admit that Taran Maddox's story has yet to be told. However, that doesn't mean his hasn't begun. Taran's the youngest at 30 years old who passed the Bar and is now a practicing attorney. Taran's the rebel and troublemaker, and yet, he is a peacemaker and an outstanding litigator in the courtroom. Outside of the courtroom, he'd prefer to be working in the Boston tattoo shop or riding his Harley or winning the heart of the woman who caught his eye months ago.

Of course, I'd love to tell you more about Taran, but that would be like telling the end of the story before the beginning, wouldn't it? So now that you've learned about the Maddox brothers, I hope you'll give them a try if you haven't.

Before I sign off for a bit, here's are Phalen and Ethan's covers! Enjoy.

Cuff Master - All Romance Ebooks

Cuff Master - All Romance Ebooks

Just a reminder for Friday! Cuff Master, Ellora's Cave Taboo, with Detective Ethan Maddox and psychic Morgan Everhart is available at all major vendors, EC, ARe, Amazon, B&N, Sony, and Kobo! For more info visit my website!

It may help to read Ink Master, Ellora's Cave Taboo, first, as it features the oldest Maddox brother, Phalen.

Until next time,

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Guest Post: Missy Jane!

Greetings everyone! I wanted to take a moment to thank Missy Jane for agreeing to be my guest blogger today.
I hope you'll welcome her with open arms. Comment, interact, whatever works for you all and for Missy.
Missy is an author with Ellora's Cave and she's showcasing her new Ellora's Cave Blush release, Winning Back Wednesday!
Check out the cover!

Thanks again Frances for having me on your blog! I hope your readers don’t mind me taking over for the day. I enjoy blogging and guest blogging because it often gives me a chance to be seen and interact with new readers. On my own blog I’m not nearly as active as some, and also have guests from time to time. It’s kind of funny when I think back to just a couple of short years ago and my very first blog. I had no idea what to write about, how long it should be, or even why I should be doing it. There was a lot of discussion amongst authors about the perks of blogging on a regular basis and it all sounded like a good idea.

So I decided to create my blog and just go for it but then got stumped on what to actually write about. I’ve written about my kids, my writing, and my daily activities. I’ve had guest bloggers who are authors, models, and photographers. I’ve posted book reviews and my bucket list, as well as recipes and pictures of my office.  I’m always looking for fresh ideas and entertaining ways to attract new readers. Whenever I do guest posts it’s just as fun as posting to my own blog.

I’d have to say one of my favorite posts is when I can announce a new release, like today. Ellora’s Cave Publishing is known for their sexually explicit content and steamy romances, but did you know they also have a tamer side? Their Blush line is still about the love story but with a softer side. For the first time I’ll have an ebook in this line called Winning Back Wednesday. It’s a short story and so far one of my favorites. Here’s the blurb:

Austin and Wednesday have been friends for years. He values their friendship, though he’s horrible at showing it, and she loves him more deeply than she’s willing to admit. When he discovers she’s never celebrated a birthday, he plans a special night for just the two of them. Too bad he forgets to show up.

Wednesday has always been the Mistress of Denial. But this time she’s had it. Austin is not good for her, so she packs up and moves on. Now that Austin knows what he’s lost he’s not willing to let her go. And it’s going to take every trick in his arsenal to prove his love and win back Wednesday.

Want more? Read an excerpt here:

Want it all? Buy it here:

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Hump Day Hunk: Shemar Moore!

Hello! Because it's Wednesday, it's time to reveal my Hump Day Hunk. In honor of one of my favorite returning television shows, the choice was clear.

Shemar Moore! Shemar rose to popularity among women and soap opera fans on CBS' long-running Young and the Restless. And, honestly, I've watched CBS soaps since I was thirteen years old. All of them, Y&R, The Guiding Light, As The World Turns, the Bold and The Beautiful. If anyone else watched these, who can forget the fated love story of Nora and Quentin on GL or Josh and Reva's on again off again relationship/marriages, or the sexy Malcolm Winters on Y&R?

What impresses me most about Shemar Moore is the variety of roles he's played in his career as an actor. Take a look at his IMDb page

You can also view several incredible images on my Pinterest board dedicated to Sexy Men Who Inspire Me, and yes, Shemar fits the bill just fine!

So tell me what you think? Share your thoughts. I'd love to hear them. Also if you have any suggestions for future Hump Day Hunks, let me know!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Thank You TRS!

Hello everyone,
I wanted to send out a special thank you to The Romance Studio, TRS, for hosting a 4-day event this past week involving multiple authors, readers, contests and so much more. I'd only found out about it the week before when I'd placed an ad for Cuff Master, Available now from Ellora's Cave Taboo, to run for four consecutive weeks beginning September 24, which is today!

I'd run a contest during the four day event, and announced the winner, her name is Jess, and I've been in touch with her regarding her prize! Congrats to her on choosing an gift card.

For now, it's time to get back to work on revisions for a story featuring Avery Grant, the younger sister of superstar agent and business man, Alex Grant, and Alexandria Griffins middle linebacker, Trevor Hazard Osbourne, emphasis on Hazard because he perfers to be called by his middle name.

Until next time, read well and write often,

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Hump Day Hunk-Rick Mora

Good morning everyone!
Today's a busy, busy day. Not only is TRS' End of Summer Bash going on, revising a recently finished book is on the agenda so that I can submit it to my editor and write a new story that's taking over my day dreams (and sometimes night dreams as well).

Before I go into detail regarding today's hunk, I'd like to remind visitors of the End of Summer Bash, going on at The Romance Studio over the next 4 days. Yes, 4 days, non-stop, to take into account the many who post in various time zones. Visit TRS, find Frances Stockton's post and find out how to win a 25$ giftcard! Comment here about what you think of Rick Mora, you could win an autographed copy of Quarterback Blitz!! and

As promised, today's also Wednesday, which means I'm posting the man who I think deserves to be Hunk of the Week! His name is Rick Mora and he is a Native American actor and model. He is absolutely fascinating to me. As one of my Pinterest boards, all dedicated to Sexy Men Who Inspire Me, shows, Rick is second to none.

Here's a photo that caught my eye, again from Pinterest! To learn more about his work as an actor and a model, here's his IMBd page. Wednesday's Hunk is always a short post, mainly as a way to introduce readers to an actor or model you may have seen and not realized who he is. I find him incredibly attractive and he reminds me so much of Dallas McKay from Field of Play because though he's adopted into the McKay family, Dallas is half Sioux and proud of his Native American heritage.

For now, enjoy the view, tell me what you think after checking him out, especially on Pinterest, and be eligible to win a book!


Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Website Updates!

Woohoo! I'm so excited.

Want to know why? Because my website has been revamped and updated.

I admit, I'm not the most computer-tech savvy person so usually have my web guru take care of them. But, as you may know, reality often delays the best of intentions to keep the site updated. In an effort to do this, I've asked Dee to remove my old blog which went kerplunk with this one on Blogger. It's more user-friendly and I love being able to change the background whenever I want and using it as a tool to update readers and keep folks informed on more than just what books are available, but offer writing tips, hot hunks on Wednesdays, open discussion about whatever subject might be hot, and, yes, tell others about what's new in the world of Frances Stockton.

In addition to a blog link, when you click on any given page of the website, there's a 'What's Next' box. In that box will be the cover and link to the newest book available, and a blog link that will bring visitors right here. Likewise, there is a contact link. If you've a question, contact me and I'll be sure to answer. It is a pleasure to hear from readers and feedback is always appreciated.

Before giving the link to the update website and new features, don't forget that tomorrow TRS' End of Summer Bash begins and I'll post how to be part of it. It's a four day event. Authors will be posting frequently and it may be hectic, but it'll be wonderful! Tomorrow is Wednesday, which means it's hunk day here on my blog. Come find out who the lucky man will be!

Website link: Visit, take a look around, keep in mind that it's PG-13 and don't be shy. Let me know what you think. Lastly, the blog background is different from the website colors and tone. It's simply my way of having fun with the designs and they may change periodically, while I love the colors of the website and the overall sexy feel Dee has created. Her name and link are on the site, as well.

Until next time,

Monday, September 17, 2012

Big Promo Event at TRS Coming Soon

Happy Monday!
I wanted to let you all know about a very exciting event going on at The Romance Studio (TRS). As I look out the window of my office even now, I can see leaves beginning to change and acorns dropping, a sign autumn is only a few days away.

TRS is hosting a multi-author promotional event in anticipation of the change of seasons and a salute to a fabulous summer, the End of Summer Bash! Many authors will be participating, myself included, in a 4 day-24 hour promotional blitz. What's involved? Authors will post about their books, offer contests, information and prizes 24 hours a day starting September 19, 2012 and ending on the 22nd, with winners of the contests, and TRS is giving away a Nook, chosen after the 23rd. Stay tuned, tune in and tomorrow I'll send urls for the End of Summer Bash.

As I'm still learning about this event, I'll also post a direct link to my post when it's live, as well as have an identical post right here on my blog. As a contest prize, I'm offering a 25$ giftcard for either Amazon or B&N, winner's choice.

Stay tuned, more information coming soon,

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

New Blog Feature: Hump Day Hunk-Joe M.

Instead of the usual promotion and posts about books, buy links and reviews, Wednesdays on this blog will have a new feature. Hump Day Hunks!

Every Wednesday, I'll delightedly post a man worthy of a day dedicated to him! He may be a movie star, a male cover model, a singer, or in the occassional break from tradition, a whole band of hunks!

To that end, today, 10-12-2012, the Hump Day Hunk chosen is Joe Manganiello! I'll stop here and admit one thing right now, I've never watched an episode of True Blood. However, I know that many think of him as Alcide, and that's perfectly logical. If you're a fan of Joe M. because of True Blood, horray, you know who I'm talking about.

Joe was also one of the dancers/actors in the movie Magic Mike, portraying 'Big Dick Richie'! To follow his page, click the link provided and learn more about this fascinating actor.

While this day's post is dedicated to him, here's the photo that drew me as an author to him! I'm a big fan of the beard-shadow that seems so very male!!

So, in honor of Joe, feel free to comment and show him some love! Even if he doesn't see it, the world needs a little more love and feel-good stories and blog posts right now. Share what you think.

Are you a Joe Manganiello fan?

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Who's Who and What Came Before

Anyone else as excited about football as I am? I admit it, I'm a huge NFL fan and am so glad the season's underway. Looking forward to some fall TV shows, new ones and returning favorites.

Today, I'd like to get you all caught up in the Who's Who and What Came Before regarding my highly sensual Contemporary Romances. While the books themselves are not a 'series', they do have common characters, with each having a central hero/heroine that have a story and HEA that's all their own.

To clear up some confusion, here's a quick glance at what books have come before the most recent release, Cuff Master, Ellora's Cave Taboo.

Quarterback BlitzEllora's Cave Sophisticate Erotic Romance, which features hero and veteran QB Kyran Black for the Alexandria Griffins and the team's mascot, Anna James, a high school physical education teacher and assistant JV football coach who needs the extra $ being a mascot provides.

Kyran and Anna's story introduces readers to Kyran's best friends from his college days at LSU, sports agent Alexander Grant and PI/Tattoo artist Phalen Maddox, a former Special Ops soldier.

Field of PlayEllora's Cave Moderne, returns to the world of professional football with Alexandria Griffins wide receiver, Dallas McKay, and PI Grace Daniels, who's been hired by Dallas to help find his biological parents.

This story features the return of Phalen Maddox, who assists Grace in the investigation when it becomes necessary to call in some extra help. Sports agent Alexander Grant, who represents Dallas, also makes an appearance.

Ink Master, Ellora's Cave Taboo, is an Erotic Romance with strong BDSM elements, minus the sadism. Phalen Maddox, the hero, is a Dom who recognizes that Cassie Williams, the owner of a bookstore-diner in Salem, MA is a submissive in denial and is determined to claim her as his.

Ink Master introduces readers to the Maddox brothers, Detective Ethan Maddox and soon-to-be Attorney-at-Law, Taran Maddox, each Dominants, and their future heroines, Morgan Everhart and Detective Samantha Riley.

Morgan, you see, is a psychic with the gifts of psychometry and communicating with ghosts, while Ethan, a detective used to dealing with cold, hard evidence and facts to solve a case, struggles to understand her abilities. Sam, on the other hand, is a bombshell blonde capable of kicking some serious ass and Taran's future? Stay tuned to find out.

Playing Doctor, Ellora's Cave Spectrum, is agent Alexander Grant and Dr. Ryan Hathaway's sexy love story. The two have a history, dating to when they were growing up. Ryan was introduced in Quarterback Blitz, as Kyran's surgeon. He and Alex were reunited in QB Blitz after Kyran was injured, and in Ink Master, Ryan returns to claim his man!

And that brings everything to the here and now, Cuff Master, Ellora's Cave Taboo, Ethan and Morgan's HEA. Here's a blurb:

Detective Ethan Maddox and psychic Morgan Everhart are on the cusp of a relationship, if she can forgive him for doubting her abilities when they first met. A Master with a fetish for handcuffs, he recognizes Morgan is a submissive who needs a patient man to guide her safely into the D/s lifestyle. He is determined to claim her.

Inviting her for a moonlit walk, Ethan kisses Morgan and her seduction begins, until a teenaged ghost interrupts. Ethan is skeptical of the supernatural, but if he doesn’t open his mind he may never collar the woman he loves.

As they work together to solve a cold case, Ethan introduces Morgan to the very dark, seductive world of sex, submission, bondage and dungeons. All the while, danger is growing. If Ethan doesn’t find a young girl’s killer soon, all could be lost.

Reader Advisory: Morgan’s sexual awakening includes watching a scorching-hot brief scene of male/male lust, with Ethan by her side.

All contemporaries are available at Ellora's Cave,, B&N, ARe, and Sony Reader Store. In the previous post, links for each venue are provided.

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Thursday, September 6, 2012

Amazon, B&N, ARe and Website Updates

Hi there!
Hope this post finds you all well. As the subject heading suggests, there are multiple reasons for today's entry.

Cuff Master, Ellora's Cave Taboo, is now available at most all 3rd party vendors, as well as Ellora's Cave! How exciting. In the coming days, badly needed updates to my website should be finished. There will be a direct link on the website to this blog, which is new and young and I'm hoping you'll give it a chance to learn more about the books, contests, reviews, news and much, much more. As soon as the website is ready, links will be posted on various social networks, FB, Twitter, Google+ and right here.

Also, today links to Amazon, ARe, B&N, Sony Reader Store and EC will be right here. That said, and will be clarified in the future, please note that Cuff Master, while not part of a 'series', does have recurring secondary characters from previous books. Ethan, the hero, is also a Maddox and the middle brother to Phalen Maddox, from Ink Master. Expect Taran Maddox and Detective Samantha Riley's HEA in the future. It may be helpful to have read Ink Master before Ethan and Morgan's story.

Here are the links:
Ellora's Cave:
Barnes and Noble:
All Romance Ebooks:
Sony Reader Store:

Until next time,