Friday, January 4, 2013

Secret Cravings 2nd Anniversary Cruise!


Welcome! All aboard for Secret Cravings Publishing
2nd Anniversary Blog Hop!

Thank you for joining me on this stop of the SCP Cruise! I don't know about you, but after the hustle and bustle of the holidays, I needed this little getaway.

One of my favorite escapes when I can't go on vacation is to write! Writing allows me to go places I've always wanted to see or experience. Reading is another favorite escape of mine; when I read, I am transported to another place and time, and when I come back I am refreshed and ready to face the world.

For the most part ...*winks*

One of my favorite escapes was writing Skin Deep, my first erotic novella with SCP! Here is a little peek ...

     Emily Monroe, a statuesque high school English teacher, is convinced that getting a tattoo to cover the remnants of her brush with Morphea is the only option left to open the door to self-acceptance, allowing her to finally move on with her life after the devastating diagnosis left more than physical scars in its wake.

    Rick Sutton, owner of Skin Deep, a successful tattoo shop, has his own cross to bear. Crippling guilt and the specter of unrequited justice overshadow every aspect of his life, trapping him within the haunted corridors of his heart and soul; until the day Emily walks into his shop.

     Instantly, he recognizes a kindred spirit in Emily, and a tenuous bond is formed. When the intimidating yet teddy-bear of a man offers her a glimpse into his passionate side, she is moved by what she sees and takes a leap of faith. Together they traverse the physical and emotional journey of freeing themselves of their perceived flaws, an erotic undertaking that proves to them beauty is only Skin Deep.

If you have a moment to watch the trailer for Skin Deep …

Want to read an excerpt or two … I have one Sweet and one Sexy!

Want to read more ...


 be sure to visit the other authors participating in the SCP Cruise at 
for a chance to win ...

Grand Prize- iPad2
First place- Kindle Fire
Second Place- $50 SCP Gift Card
Third place- $25 SCP Gift Card

As a souvenir, I am going to give away a a PDF copy of my e-book, Skin Deep, an erotic contemporary novella, as well as a $25.00 Gift Certificate to Secret Cravings Publishing. For a chance to win, simply leave a comment below and share with me one of YOUR favorite travel destinations!

Be certain to leave your e-mail so I can contact you if you are a winner. The winner will be chosen by and notified by Tuesday, January 8th!

Thank you again for stopping by and be sure to tell your friends about Secret Cravings Publishing 2nd Anniversary Cruise event!

XOXO Layla Hunter XOXO


  1. I've always wanted to go on an Alaskan cruise,So that is my domestic choice. Internationally, I really want to see Australia and New Zealand.

  2. I love going to Amish country in PA and hubby did too, but I want to see the Alps and he wants to go to Australia, and I pray we will be able to do that!

  3. I would never survive in Alaska. I hate the cold weather. See you on the trip home.

  4. I love traveling and would travel much more, if I could for economic reasons. I do love Italy, Rome is my absolutely favorite of cities. It has so much to discover, old and new, the food, atmoshpere...
    tessa (dot) bamberg (at) kolumbus (dot) fi

  5. Alaska is another place I would love to go on a cruise too. One of my favorite places is Myrtle Beach. I love it there.

  6. I loved Cochin, India. Hubby was born & raised there. We went there to visit his family & we got rngaged.


  7. I haven't traveled much, but would love to see Hawaii! 1luckywoman(at)cox(dot)net

  8. I love going to the Cancun area every summer!

  9. Best of luck with Skin Deep, Layla. Alaska-- that's actually where I'd love to go on a cruise. (although I picked Miami)

  10. Oooh, Skin Deep sounds wonderful! I've always loved Florida and Colorado.

  11. I want to read Skin Deep!! I also love your blog. My husband wants to go to Alaska but I'm not sure.

  12. I always wanted to go to Alaska, it seems adventurous. Your book sounds like a great story.

  13. My favorite vacation spot would be Israel. Only been there once, but can't wait to go back.

    I was so distracted by your synopsis that I typed "Aw" instead of "Alaska". Oops. Can't wait to read the story :)

    ckpoisonedrose AT gmail DOT com

  14. I do want to visit Alaska but I wouldn't want to live there :) too cold for me.

    Dawna N.


  15. Ok, I want your book Skin Deep. Loved the blurb and found it hot! So pick me! :-) lol. If I don't win a copy, on my TBR list it goes. Very nice

    Thanks for the opportunity!

    Belinda G
    belgre AT comcast DOT net

  16. I've traveled to England and Scotland and loved them both. I would like to return there some day.


  17. I had a friend who lived in Alaska for several years and loved it there. I would love to visit someday.

  18. I am finding so many new authors and books to read. my husband has always wanted to go on a Alaskan Cruise.

  19. Have always wanted to take a cruise to Alaska, favorite place visited so far has been Hawaii.
    skpetal at hotmail dot com

  20. I'd love to watch the Northern Lights from Alaska.

  21. I've had several co-workers visit Alaska via cruise ships and they loved it, hoping to do that someday too. My favorite destination so far has been London, want to go again as there were many places we didn't get to visit :)


  22. I would love to go on a cruise to Alaska, no one else I know whats to though.

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  23. I love going to Maui,'s always wonderful weather, relaxed, people are very easy going and affordable the few times I've gone.
    I know several people who have done an Alaska cruise and loved it and the photos they brought back were beautiful...Alaska is on my bucket list!

  24. I'd love to go visit Alaska :)
    Happy New Year

  25. Never been but might want to go to Alaska

  26. Happy Cruising!! This is a great trip and I am def going to check this book out! Happy Anniversary Secret Cravings!!


    1. CONGRATS!!! You are the winner my dear!

  27. Hi! Happy Anniversary and Happy New Years! Ive always wanted to go to Ireland. That would be my dream! Thanks for the awesome hop and all the giveaways! This is so fun! Thank you!! Have a great day! Best wishes and many blessings to you!

  28. I am so exicted by all the comments! I hope everyone is having fun on this cruise, too!

  29. I know friend's who go to Alaska every year. The picture's the bring back are beautiful.

  30. I enjoyed your trailor for Skin Deep, looks good.
    My place to go is Paris, France
    thank you

  31. Time to gather up the comments and choose a winner!

  32. And the winner is ... K. April Holgate!

    Congratulations my dear! I'll be sending you an e-mail and announcing you as winner at SCP Reader's Group too.

    A huge thank you to all those who stopped by and shared their comments with me!