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  • Sexy Fail Saturday

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    Heidi
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:00 pm
  • Interview with Hugh Howey

    Falling In Love With Romance
    Suzie Quint
    23 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    Insights from Hugh Howey. Lots of good stuff about things like foreign translations and what publishing will look like in the future.
  • Goodreads Gone?

    JEN BLACK author
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:45 am
    The big move of the year for readers and writers is probably Amazon's takeover of Goodreads. I've not been following the news as as well as I should, obviously, but I have picked up one or two snippets and hints about this so decided to check it out. Alison Flood has an article, dated 13th April, on the subject in the Guardian. Link I have to say that I never really got to grips with Goodreads. I'm on it, but in a sketchy sort of way because I could never understand how the website worked. As of this week I confess to being puzzled as to why none of my covers for e-books are showing…
  • Friday Funnies

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    Heidi
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:00 pm
  • allyoop!

    Ally Blake Romance Author - Blog
    22 Nov 2014 | 3:45 am
     I'm so excited that the website for my new graphics business - ALLYOOP DESIGNS - has finally gone live! From the very beginning of my writing career I've designed my own website - wanting, needing, to know how that kind of thing worked.  (And gosh that first one was terrible!)  Since then I've built dozens of other people's websites on request, taught myself html, and Photoshop, figuring things out as I needed to know them. And today I can add...  And a slew of other design strings to my bow. I love the work, love that it uses a different part of…
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  • allyoop!

    22 Nov 2014 | 3:45 am
     I'm so excited that the website for my new graphics business - ALLYOOP DESIGNS - has finally gone live! From the very beginning of my writing career I've designed my own website - wanting, needing, to know how that kind of thing worked.  (And gosh that first one was terrible!)  Since then I've built dozens of other people's websites on request, taught myself html, and Photoshop, figuring things out as I needed to know them. And today I can add...  And a slew of other design strings to my bow. I love the work, love that it uses a different part of…
  • resisting the musician - blog tour

    29 Jul 2014 | 2:15 am
    The Resisting the Musician blog tour is up and away!  (Dates and links below)Giveaways include books, a signed post card, and custom made guitar picks with the name of the book's signature song - "I Pick You" stamped upon them.I hope you win :).AllyxXx7/28 ~ Manga Maniac Cafe ~ Guest Blog7/28 ~ Inner Goddess ~ Promo , Review7/29 ~ desiremeonly ~ Guest Blog7/29 ~ Book Nook Nuts ~ Promo 7/30 ~ Romancing Rakes For The Love of Romance ~ Promo 7/30 ~ My Reading Room ~ Review7/30 ~ deal sharing aunt ~ Promo 7/31 ~ First Page to the Last ~ Review7/31 ~ A Passion for Romance…
  • harlequin junkie

    26 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    Head on over to the Harlequin Junkie where I'm chatting about SECOND CHANCE HONEYMOON!There's a giveaway, and a fab review of the book in which Sara so graciously said, "Second Chance Honeymoon is a fast paced, light hearted, great romantic escape read."Enter the comp and say "hi" for your chance to win a back list Ally Blake ebook!
  • the man was a poet

    20 Jul 2014 | 7:56 pm
    My husband MP3 player is currently filled with Billy Joel.  I love me some Billy Joel - the man's a poet, honest to goodness.Only I gut stuck between the kitchen and the hall yesterday when Innocent Man came on.  It's a song I adore, the music beautiful, the lyrics poignant.But not having heard it for a good while it's the first time the lyrics meant something new to me.  When it hit me that this song is about every hero I write. About the kind of man who can see past a woman digging in her heels against love, knowing she's doing so because of past hurt, and is…
  • writing what you know

    17 Jul 2014 | 5:45 am
    One of the best things about writing for a living is that everything is research; eavesdropping, navel-gazing, googling pictures of Justice Joslin… And travel. I’ve done a bit of travelling in my time.  Europe, North America, bits and pieces of my home country of Australia.  And every time I go anywhere new I do so with a notebook, a pen, and a wide open imagination, meaning many of the places I’ve been have ended up in books. Paris (Steamy Surrender)Tuscany (A Mother for His Daughter)Venice (The Secret Wedding Dress)Louisiana (When Honey Got Married…)My latest Harlequin…
 
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  • TBT: Brazen Angel

    Elizabeth
    20 Nov 2014 | 5:20 am
    I don’t know how many people told me NOT to write Brazen Angel. An editor at a conference. More than one agent. Critic partners. Contest judges. Every single one of them said that any story set around the French Revolution wasn’t romantic, would never sell. One of my critique partners joked that it was the tale of springtime in Paris with Robespierre. Yeah, very funny. I wrote it anyway. And look what happened. It won the Dell Diamond Debut–which came with a publishing contract. It was nominated for two RITAs, Best First Book and Best Long Historical. It won for Best First…
  • 5 Things About Cynthia Sax

    Dana Starler
    18 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    Cynthia Sax writes contemporary erotic romance for Avon Impulse, and came to the blog to share a few things about herself and her writing. Here are 5 things you might not know about Cynthia… 1) Where is the most beautiful/romantic place you’ve ever been? My favorite tropical paradise is Bali (the combination of beaches, art and the spiritual is wonderful). My favorite city is Istanbul (a combination of so many different cultures). The city I’d most like to live in is Chicago (the setting of Sinful Rewards). 2) How do you pick the names of your Heroes/Heroines? In Sinful Rewards, the…
  • 8 Ways to Maximize Your Writing Time

    Elizabeth
    15 Nov 2014 | 7:49 am
    If you are like me, your writing time is both precious and never long enough. So here are some of my methods to make sure you are getting the most pages out of your limited time. 1) Stop reading email, Tweets, Facebook, Instagram, et al. Okay, maybe that’s a little drastic, but how about printing out this little rule and stick it on your computer screen: Writing first, all the rest second. To make is easier, turn off all your alerts and anything that might nudge you to go take a peek. Stay on target. 2) Do as much pre-writing as possible. Take notes while you eat breakfast and lunch.
  • Have You Met: Avon Addict: Aemelia M

    Dana Starler
    14 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    Welcome, Avon Addict Aemelia. If you don’t know Aemelia, here are some things to get you started… Check us out! 1) What is the very first romance novel that you read? It was TAME THE RISING TIDE by Virginia Morgan, I found it on the bookshelf of my best friend’s mom one morning after I spent the night (I was always an early riser)! I was hooked! Shortly thereafter I discovered Kathleen E Woodiwiss, Johanna Lindsey, Julie Garwood, Brenda Joyce, Judith McNaught… and the rest was history! Lol. 2) If you could choose any 3 authors to gossip with over lunch, who would they…
  • TBT: No Marriage of Convenience

    Elizabeth
    13 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    This book, No Marriage of Convenience, was originally slated as the follow-up to Brazen Angel, and was to be the story of Emma’s illegitimate daughter, Riley. However, my Dell editor at the time passed on the idea and wanted me to write Brazen Heiress instead. When Avon asked me if I had anything I would be interested in doing for them, I immediately proposed this story, the one I had been waiting three years to write. Of course, by changing publishing houses I had to take the Brazen connection out of the book, but I think it turned out better for the challenge to make it a standalone. This…
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  • Sexy Fail Saturday

    Heidi
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:00 pm
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    Heidi
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  • Hunk of the Month

    Heidi
    18 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    It’s time to choose a Hunk of the Month to decorate the WIPs and Chains sidebar in December…so of course we have to pick someone Christmas-y But good luck deciding which one of these sexy Santas to vote for when they’re all so ho-ho-HOT! (Reindeer Games) (Naughty Santa) (Wanna lick my Candy Cane?) (The Christmas Package) Who should be our Hunk of the Month for December? Reindeer Games Naughty Santa Candy Cane Christmas Package   pollcode.com free polls
  • Jeannie Ruesch in The Dungeon

    Heidi
    16 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    It’s been a while since we’ve had a guest in The Dungeon, but Mistress Heidi & I are delighted to have the incomparable Jeannie Ruesch join us today! Jeannie is not only a talented historical romance author, but she is also a web designer…nay, THE web designer who created out little home away from home, HeidiBetts.com & WIPs and Chains.  A big round of applause, please!  After all, this is the most awesome website/blog in the web-o-sphere. But today, we’ll be focusing on Jeannie the writer, not Jeannie the design wizard. Jeannie Ruesch wrote her first story…
  • Happy Sunday

    Heidi
    15 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Happy Sunday, my Darlings! Do you have your gratitude list ready to share? This I AM HAPPY that everyone had a safe & happy Halloween last month!  Mistress Heidi‘s favorite holiday, of course, so how can we not enjoy it? I AM HAPPY that November is my birthday month!  My actual birthday may be over, but that doesn’t mean I won’t continue to celebrate every chance I get. I AM HAPPY that we have new emoticons to play with!  They won’t last long, since Christmas ones will go up right after Thanksgiving, but while they’re here, we’re going to enjoy them…
 
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    JEN BLACK author

  • Goodreads Gone?

    21 Nov 2014 | 2:45 am
    The big move of the year for readers and writers is probably Amazon's takeover of Goodreads. I've not been following the news as as well as I should, obviously, but I have picked up one or two snippets and hints about this so decided to check it out. Alison Flood has an article, dated 13th April, on the subject in the Guardian. Link I have to say that I never really got to grips with Goodreads. I'm on it, but in a sketchy sort of way because I could never understand how the website worked. As of this week I confess to being puzzled as to why none of my covers for e-books are showing…
  • Unseasonable weather

    18 Nov 2014 | 7:19 am
    A few of my blog friends appear to have given up on blogging in favour of other forms of social media, so I'm clearing out the attic, so to speak. No hard feelings. I've enjoyed their words of wisdom for a year or two, and if they come back on-stream, no doubt I'll find them again.As I find new and interesting blogs, I'll add them to the list. Talking of changes - if I could discover how to put new photos up in the Jen's Holiday pics feature (on the sidebar) I'd refresh that too, but as of this moment I have no idea how I managed to get them up in the first place.I know the north American…
  • Bathroom blues

    16 Nov 2014 | 2:56 am
    How long does it take for a book to dry out? Anyone know? I was reading in the bath the other night, fell asleep and woke up with half submerged book across my middle. It has been reclining beneath the bathroom radiator ever since and still feels twice its normal weight. I'm thinking about using a hairdryer to speed things up because I'll soon forget what the first half of the story was all about, and it wasn't an easy read.In Life after Life characters die and then reappear alive in the next chapter which is strange enough, but there's an additional complication in that scenes leap…
  • Cover Issues

    12 Nov 2014 | 8:27 am
    This the third cover I've put up for Viking Magic. For some reason this book is lagging behind the others and isn't attracting attention. There may be 101 reasons why from a poor cover to a whiny heroine, but since I've nothing to lose I thought I'd experiment.The first cover was dramatic, perhaps, with the prow-beast head but maybe the pink background didn't gell very well with Vikings. First mistake. Secondly I went for a purchased photograph and thought the girl looked like the heroine of the story. It was only some time later that I saw John Locke had a cover using the self same portrait.
  • Adventures and freezing at Downton

    10 Nov 2014 | 6:05 am
    Took Tim for a walk down by the riverside this morning and amused myself taking pictures of cobwebs on the gorse bushes. Boy! Have those spiders been busy! Do they do it all in one night, or is it the work of several days? Walked on, turned back to the car and realised I no longer had my phone.Horrors! Not only an expensive item, but a gift from dh! I got Tim out of the car again, clipped on his lead and set off at a great pace back to the point of taking pictures of cobwebs. I had a clear memory of the spot and found it easily. Fortunately no one else is stupid enough to go off in the long…
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  • National Novel Writing Month!

    Jenna Bayley-Burke
    1 Nov 2014 | 10:33 am
    I've been addicted to NaNoWriMo since 2004, when high on pain meds and fear, I finally finished my first novel. I'd started a dozen, but never made it to the end until NaNo intervened. That book - after much TLC - became Just One Spark. I've faithfully been a WriMo-er ever since. Most of the stories make it to publication (For Kicks, Drive Me Crazy) Others are not fit for human consumption, like the time I tried to write a Regency or the gothic horror I typed after losing three family members in a month. I'm sticking to my strengths this year - a Las Vegas wedding, a kilted hero, and…
  • The Pink Heart Society: Male On Monday - Jake Ballard aka Scott Foley

    Jenna Bayley-Burke
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:01 pm
    The Pink Heart Society: Male On Monday - Jake Ballard aka Scott Foley: Today at The Pink Heart Society,  columnist  Jenna Bayley-Burke  extols the virtues of  Scandal's  Jake Ballard, who is played by a...
  • My Favorite Just One Spark excerpt

    Jenna Bayley-Burke
    8 Oct 2014 | 12:54 pm
    Wide-eyed, Hannah looked up at him. He reached out as if in a dream, tucked his fingers underneath her chin, and angled her mouth up to accept his. He brushed his lips softly against hers, wondering if she’d fight him. Her eyelids drifted closed and he let himself taste her. Gently, he kissed her, fighting the urge to push and plunder. She crept her hands up his body and flattened her palms against his chest, resting them there for a second before she firmly pushed him away.As her heavily fringed lids fluttered open, she said, “I don’t know you. You have no right to kiss me.”Cocking…
  • JUST ONE SPARK!

    Jenna Bayley-Burke
    7 Oct 2014 | 10:37 am
    It's finally here! I've waited almost a decade to be able to bring Just One Spark to my North American readers. It's so exciting to be able to realize a dream.  Here's an interview I recently did about me, Just One Spark, and what's next. 1.  Who are you, how long have you been writing, and how long have you been with Samhain?  :D  (If you have alter egos, please feel free to let us know about them, too!)  Is this your first release or your 50th?I'm Jenna. I never introduce myself as 'Jenna Bayley-Burke' because, well, it feels weird. When you meet someone you don't…
  • Meal Plan Monday

    Jenna Bayley-Burke
    29 Sep 2014 | 4:47 pm
    We've started grilling a bunch of chicken breasts every Sunday and then using them during the week. The picky teen loves all things plain, so on days we're having something 'ruined' by sauce, he'll heat up plain chicken breasts. I use them in casseroles, pasta and the like. It's really been a time saver for us. Monday (Band, Scouts)   Yakisoba & grilled chickenTuesday (Taekwondo, Soccer)   PizzaWednesday (PT, Soccer)   Meatloaf & cauliflowerThursday (Taekwondo)   Chicken tacosFriday   Pioneer Woman Chicken spaghetti (make one,…
 
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    Joely Sue Burkhart

  • NaNoWriMo 2014 – The End Edition

    Joely
    18 Nov 2014 | 9:22 pm
    I knew I was close.  But the closer I got, the further away the end was. The last scene went on.  And on.  And on.  Someone decided it’d be a great idea to add a small sex scene too.  I mean, it is a reunion scene, right?  They ought to be pretty happy.  But this tired, plus writing in the car for most of the evening with That Man’s crazy driving… Yeah, it was hard. But I finally made it. New personal record:  8,454 words today. NaNoWriMo total:  48,573 words Total book:  91,318 words, not including the last 30K of chapter breaks. I have some [notes] to fix.  A…
  • NaNoWriMo 2014 Day 18

    Joely
    17 Nov 2014 | 8:57 pm
    I set a new personal record today.  I don’t think I’ve ever written so many words in a single day.  8300+ bringing my NaNoWriMo cound to 40,119. Even better….  I’m in the climax of the book.  A few more scenes, and this baby is done. *muppet flails* I don’t know what happened.  Everything just clicked and it was time to go.  I struggled with the set up for the final scene and I thought about it off and on throughout the day.  When it was finally time to work on it tonight, I was ready.  I knew what needed to happen. So now I’ve got Ranay fighting…
  • NaNoWriMo 2014 Day 17

    Joely
    17 Nov 2014 | 4:53 am
    As usual with weekends, I don’t have a ton of wordage to show, but I did keep up with at least 1K a day and I’m still slightly ahead.  Even better, I got over the typical hump between end of Act 2 and beginning of Act 3.  The story is overall nearly at 75K, one of the longest books I’ve written in quite some time. Even better:  I only have 10-20K left to write and this book is DONE.  GRINS HAPPY DANCE YAY! NaNoWriMo total as of last night: 31,818 He fisted his hand in my hair and forced my gaze away, up to his face.  “This isn’t about what you want, Ranay. …
  • Never Let You Down Cover

    Joely
    15 Nov 2014 | 2:02 pm
    Mama, aka Virginia Connagher, coming January 6 from Samhain Publishing! A breath of a second chance can bring a slow-burning flame roaring back to life. The Connaghers, Book 4 Virginia, Matriarch of the Texas Connaghers, has been alone twelve years since the great love of her life passed away. Tyrell loved her sadist’s heavy hand and the hard inner core she’s dared not show anyone since. She lives in the past, clinging to all those memories except one. The one she’s determinedly blocked out of her heart and mind for nearly forty years. The one time she was almost unfaithful to her…
  • NaNoWriMo 2014 Day 12

    Joely
    13 Nov 2014 | 4:55 am
    No D&E this morning as expected.  Middle had a late basketball game last night so I didn’t even try for early today.  I did manage a couple of hundred words in the car after dimming my laptop screen so it didn’t affect That Man’s driving too much. Story wise I’m on the very edge of the first shocking reveal.  Ranay is going to hear some very disturbing things.  Is it really Charlie’s work?  Or someone else?  But why would the FBI think it’s him…?  She’s on her own and heading into the darkest point of the story. Yesterday’s…
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  • Barbarian Giveaway! Jane the Virgin! and THE KRAKEN KING audiobook news!

    Meljean
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:42 pm
    Audiobook News Tantor Audio has purchased the rights to THE KRAKEN KING!! *confetti* I’m not sure when the release date is, but this means it will be coming. Hurray! Jane the Virgin Oh my gosh, this is the best new show I’ve been watching. If you haven’t seen an episode yet, I think it’s on Hulu (that’s where I’ve been watching it.) This is just a charming, self-aware, really fantastic show. Has anyone else been watching it? I’m also watching How To Get Away With Murder and torn between thinking it’s a really great show and really terrible.
  • Audiobook update! (The Kraken King)

    Meljean
    5 Nov 2014 | 2:29 pm
    Between the serial and the compiled release, the audio rights were kind of lost in the shuffle! So we’re waiting to hear now whether Tantor is going to pick up the rights again — as soon as I hear anything, I’ll post another update.   The post Audiobook update! (The Kraken King) appeared first on Meljean Brook.
  • Holy crap, it’s November!

    Meljean
    1 Nov 2014 | 11:35 am
    I don’t know how this happened. I’ve had my head down working, mostly, so all of my coming soon pages seem to be outdated. I’ll be going through and updating the site this week, but they will be small updates. I don’t yet have a date for the Blacksmith’s book (or even a title yet, though I’ve been tossing some around). As soon as I do, I’ll post all that information here. Upcoming Releases THE KRAKEN KING‘s compiled release is coming this Tuesday, November 4th. The anthology NIGHT SHIFT, featuring my first barbarian story written as Milla Vane,…
  • NIGHT SHIFT advance reader copies giveaway! (+privacy policy & reviews policy)

    Meljean
    26 Oct 2014 | 1:54 pm
    I guess I should be giving this away at my other site — millavane.com — but I don’t have a blog set up there. At any rate, the past week has brought up concerns of reader privacy, so I thought I might as well address those here — especially since I’m conducting a giveaway that will require me to collect readers’ addresses if they win. My Privacy Policy I’ve had a privacy policy on each of my info collection forms for a while, but I’m just going to state it again here: I will NEVER use your information for any purpose other than the purpose…
  • THE BLOG POST OF SHAME (i.e., Where’s FROZEN?)

    Meljean
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:30 pm
    Frozen is finished! I’ve removed the story from the blog, but don’t worry! It will soon be available at your favorite bookstore. LETTING IT GO Starting tomorrow at noon, it’s going to be on this blog … one chapter at a time. It’s not a serial. It’s a cattle prod up my ass. So here’s the deal with FROZEN: I’ve been trying to write it for almost two years now (not constantly, because there were other things like Guardian Demon and The Kraken King that I wrote in between, but I first conceived of this story two summers ago.) I actually really like…
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    Beth Ciotta

  • Beauty & the Biker --Release Week Tour!

    3 Nov 2014 | 5:30 am
    I'm thrilled to announce the official release of BEAUTY & THE BIKER--the launch book in my new contemporary series, Impossible Dream! Advance reviews have been amazingly wonderful!"Filled with humor, heart and touch of mystery, this is a truly magical book!"  "It's exactly what you want every book and every romance to do as you read it. Make you sigh with satisfaction, happiness and maybe even a little envy.""There's nothing better than watching a light, funny, loving character pull a wounded, wary, brooding man out of a dark place." "Upbeat, magical, mysterious, fun and…
  • Cover Reveal --Enchanting Christmas

    15 Jul 2014 | 7:48 am
    So, so thrilled to share the cover of the second book in my upcoming series, IMPOSSIBLE DREAM! Read all about it!Coming this fall from Beth Ciotta (author of the Cupcake Lovers), a new contemporary series—Impossible Dream—celebrating hope, love, and the magic of the human spirit!Five long-time girlfriends—known as The Inseparables—find themselves in their thirties and battling disillusion. Tangled up in real-life troubles and stifled aspirations, they’re ready to ditch their deepest desires …until they stumble upon the peculiar matchmaking company, “Impossible Dream,” where…
  • Celebrating Release Day!

    1 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    Thrilled to be celebrating the release of IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE, the fourth novel in my Cupcake Lovers series. Celebration includes.... This short promo-vid. Enjoy and feel free to share the love!   Also.... check out these sites via my Tasty Book Tour. Some are posting reviews. All are featuring book bits and buy links as well as hosting a giveaway. Enter to win a signed copy of ANYTHING BUT LOVE (book 3) and a Cupcake Lover tote bag!   Participating HostsA Tasty Read Book ReviewsBrit Nanny Reads (rev)Book Reviews and More by KathyRomancing the ReadersTrina's…
  • Presenting Guest Author, Alexa Verde!

    30 May 2014 | 3:00 am
    I'm pleased to share a post, excerpt, and giveaway from debut author Alexa Verde. I've known Alexa for several years now and she's one of the most generous, kind-hearted people I know. And boy, can she spin a story. Please keep reading and help me celebrate the release of COLOR OF DANGER!Cheers,Beth* * *Former runaway Mari Del Lobo works hard to save her struggling restaurant and to trust people again. Dallas surgeon Dr. Luke Goodman turns her world upside down with terrifying news. A recent murder has her late brother's - aka the Smiling Killer - signature and MO.
  • Celebrating Wild West Romance!

    6 Apr 2014 | 4:48 pm
    Greeting friends!This week (and next) I'm celebrating the reissue of my Wild West Trilogy! Available now in digital (ebook) format and ON SALE at Amazon (Kindle), Barnes and Noble (Nook), Apple (iTunes), and Kobo! Limited time only so take advantage and please spread the word!As an added bonus, I'll be giving away this fun and awesome necklace!Visit any one of the blogs listed below on my Tasty Book Tour to enter for a chance to win! April 7th- Storm Goddess Book Reviews(Stop 2) Books with Leti Del MarApril 8th- Bajgajka Loves Books and Giveaways(Stop 2) Booklover SueApril…
 
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    Dee Carney

  • What To Read After 50SoG: The Gemstone Collection

    Dee Carney
    26 Oct 2014 | 8:50 am
    Look where you can get a copy of my steamy novella, Brush Strokes, on the cheap! Not only is my story available, but an additional 10 stories by some amazing authors, all for only $0.99. What the what? Go! Go! Kindle US – http://amzn.to/1nDiTaZ Kindle UK – http://amzn.to/ZQEGAY iTunes – http://bit.ly/1nDiQfd Nook – http://bit.ly/1nDiQff Kobo – http://bit.ly/1FMzCP1
  • #TeamRomance

    Dee Carney
    6 Oct 2014 | 3:27 pm
    There’s a hoodie for that. Get yours before the sale ends 9 days from now. http://teespring.com/teamromance  
  • Saturday Status- September 27, 2014

    Dee Carney
    27 Sep 2014 | 9:12 am
    What I’m doing now: I’m roughly 28K words into my 95K words sequel (which *gasp* has a title!). I’m still learning my heroine who is unsure of herself too, which doesn’t make the writing any easier. But I persevere. I’m also plotting a fairy tale retelling of Red Riding Hood, although that’s going SUPER slowly. I read Frozen by Meljean Brook recently (go read. seriously good and suspenseful) and elements of that keep trying to insert themselves into it. I spend my time unwinding them… The struggle is real. What I’m reading: Just finished reading…
  • Six Sentence Sunday

    Dee Carney
    14 Sep 2014 | 6:49 am
    Hunger XXX, book 3 in my Vampire Hunger series, is well under way. I’ve crossed the 20,000 words mark this morning. Hopefully, in a few months it’ll be complete. Today’s inspiration can be found on Pinterest. He’d probably make a good Victor, don’t you think? (Hell, YEAH, he would!) The slave whirled to face him. And for the first time, Victor paid attention to what she was wearing. Really paid attention. Hell, he’d already known she was beautiful, a flawless and priceless jewel. But the dress outlined her body in a very perfect way. Victor swallowed hard. I…
  • Saturday Status-September 6, 2014

    Dee Carney
    6 Sep 2014 | 9:14 am
    What I’m doing now: Look up at your tab, assuming your browser has tabs. Do you see the little icon up there? Now if you have twenty tabs open, you can tell which one is for my site! Unfortunately, I had to get help in getting it up there, but I like seeing it, so yay! What I’m writing now: I just submitted the proposal for HUNGER UNTAMED to my editor. (It will be book 3 in what I’ve called the Vampire Hunger series.) Keep your fingers crossed that Carina wants to publish it. While I wait on a response, I’m continuing to write the rest of the story. I’m…
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    Diane Craver            Award-Winning Author - Blog

  • Precious Priorities is FREE today thru Tuesday!

    22 Nov 2014 | 6:32 am
    Grab a free copy of my Mainstream Fiction, PRECIOUS PRIORITIES! You will save $3.99 if you do! It was previously published as NEVER THE SAME with Samhain Publishing. After my seven years contract ended, I asked for my rights back. I'm happy to have it reissued with a new cover, new title and revised slightly! Click here to get your free copy from Amazon! Blurb A plane crash. Two women, strangers to each other, on the edge of dire decisions.  And the changes survival makes in their lives—this is the heart of PRECIOUS PRIORITIES. …
  • Little Grandson loves reading Grandma's Books! 

    20 Nov 2014 | 6:16 pm
    Isn't my grandson, Dean, incredibly cute holding my Book 3 in his little hands? So much fun when my daughter, April, posted this photo on FB.  I couldn't stop smiling! And Fleeting Hope is G-rated so is safe for him to read this Amish book as well as my other ones!  lolI've received 10 great reviews for this book. If you haven't read it yet, I hope you grab a copy. Fleeting Hope is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Apple in ebook and paperback! BlurbAfter her fiancé, Daniel…
  • Only 99 cents for WHEN LOVE HAPPENS AGAIN!

    12 Nov 2014 | 3:23 pm
    I did a final revision on WHEN LOVE HAPPENS AGAIN. Some readers didn't like the sexual overtones and a few swear words so these things have been removed. Other readers mentioned it was a clean read so we all have different feelings about what a clean read actually is. Originally, I planned on it being an Edgy Inspirational Romance. Because it is a Christian romance, I was happy to revise again. I will have the lower price for a few days before it will go back to the regular price of $4.99. The original title of this story was  NO GREATER LOSS and was published with Samhain…
  • YOURS OR MINE is only 99 cents today & tomorrow! 

    10 Nov 2014 | 12:29 pm
    BLURB:  Twenty-eight Sydney Smith decides it’s time to move out of her tiny apartment and become a homeowner. Blake Smith, no relation, also wants to see the duplex. A mix-up has them viewing it together. They both love the house. Sparks fly between the handsome engineer and the beautiful columnist. Sydney wonders if she should mention home buying as a way to meet someone in her column, “Sydney’s Sassy Suggestions to Singles.” A highly sensual story of fun, home buying, romance and love. It's written under D.S. Craver…
  • Fleeting Hope - 99 cents

    15 Oct 2014 | 7:50 am
    Fleeting Hope, Book 3 is 99 cents today on Amazon, Apple, and Barnes & Noble. Click on link below for all three sites. http://ereadernewstoday.com/bargain-and-free-books-for-10-15-14/6749462/BLURB:After her fiancé, Daniel Beachy, died in a buggy accident, schoolteacher Ruth Yoder decided to move out of her parents’ home and into the house he’d built for their married life together. Ruth has lived alone for the past eleven years.When David Hershberger, a widower, starts spending time with her, Ruth is surprised. David’s children are amazed, too, that their father…
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    Mina Carter

  • Have you licked your zombie today? The tour continues…

    Mina
    22 Nov 2014 | 9:51 am
    Well, have you? We’re carrying on the blog tour for NOT DEAD ENOUGH with a trip over to: 2 Biblophiles Guide While we have you…enter our contest! a Rafflecopter giveaway
  • News news news! Get your copy now!

    Mina
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:04 pm
    Nov’s newsletter is out now! Click on over to get your copy! Want news in your inbox? Then subscribe here and get a free ebook!
  • Zombie Tour kicks off (and we got a contest as well!)

    Mina
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:26 am
    So, with the release of Not Dead Enough today, we’re kicking off the blog tour with stops at: Amazing Author Association FB page (perhaps drop them a like while you’re there?)  While we have you…enter our contest! a Rafflecopter giveaway
  • New release! The sexy zombies are here!

    Mina
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:59 am
      It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for! Not Dead Enough, my sexy zombie story is finally LIVE!! GET YOUR COPY NOW AT: Amazon | Amazon UK | iTunes | B&N | ARe There is life after death, unfortunately for them, it’s the same one… Brett Perkins was a soldier, until the Project killed him. Now he’s finding that life after death isn’t so hot. With the Project base destroyed, he and his team have been tasked with running down and destroying a group of rogue Bloods. Unfortunately the vampires always seem to be one step ahead. Then they start kidnapping…
  • Help make Thrill go free!

    Mina
    18 Nov 2014 | 10:04 am
    That’s right, I’m looking to make Thrill of the Night FREE! And I need your help to do it! It’s already been set to free on Barnes & Noble and Itunes, so if I could get you all to grab the links. B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/thrill-of-the-night-mina-carter/1030083957?ean=2940046334319&itm=1&usri=2940046334319 iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id941692257 And head on over to the amazon page for Thrill over here: http://amzn.com/B00PJF1UW8/?tag=minsboo-20   Okay, so you’re looking for the ‘tell us about a lower price’ link…
 
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    Delilah Devlin » Blog

  • Flashback: Breaking Leather (Contest)

    Delilah
    22 Nov 2014 | 5:40 am
    Hey there! I just looked at the calendar. Where has this year gone? I don’t know how 2014’s been for you, but it’s blown by me. And next week’s Thanksgiving, which means if I blink it will be Christmas. Another blink and it will be 2015! It’s time to start thinking about my New Year’s rez list. Do you do one? Do you always have “Lose weight” at the top like I do? Maybe I won’t even bother putting it on the list this year because I don’t want to bomb the first item on the first day. So, it’s Saturday, which for some means a day…
  • Lizzie Ashworth: Jarrod Bancroft (Contest & Free Read!)

    Delilah
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    Hi Devlin Fans! I’m Lizzie Ashworth, and I’m here to heat you up, which is a good thing considering how d*** cold it’s been lately. Perfect weather to snuggle up indoors and dream of hunky men. What’s your favorite cold weather fantasy? Mine? A fire crackling in the woodstove and a man naked and ready, like the scene I painted in one of my blog posts. Here’s an excerpt: Chris drained the glass. The room reflected the golden glow of the fireplace, and light from the flames flickered against the side of his body and face accenting the pale streaks in his hair, the curve of his mouth.
  • Nancy Corrigan: Making the paranormal world believable?

    Delilah
    20 Nov 2014 | 4:36 am
    People are drawn to the unknown. It’s a truth about human nature that has allowed us to evolve and grow. From a young age, we want to understand why the world is the way it is and how things work. I remember my children at that inquisitive age were every other word out of their mouths was ‘why.’ Adults harbor the same need to understand the unexplainable, but we’ve also learned to fear the unknown. It’s why horror movies and scary tales of aliens and other worlds are so popular. As a writer, I love taking an aspect of the paranormal world and offering a plausible scientific…
  • Nicole Morgan: Remind Me

    Delilah
    19 Nov 2014 | 5:57 am
    Just a quick note! This is what the ranking for SEALs of Winter looks like this morning!  Kobo and Barnes & Noble are just as crazy! Thanks to everyone who bought the book! And keep those reviews coming. Now, enjoy an excerpt from Nicole Morgan’s Remind Me. ~DD After 12 years of marriage, Priscilla Blackwood has decided to leave her husband. Retreating to their mountain cabin, she hopes the time away will help heal the heartache she feels from leaving the only man she’s ever loved.  When Max Blackwood returns home to find out that his wife has left him he is devastated. Refusing…
  • SEALs of Winter is here!

    Delilah
    18 Nov 2014 | 4:51 am
    Buy Links: Kindle | Nook | Kobo | iBooks Ready for another sexy SEAL book? Well, it’s here! And only $.99—for a very limited time only. So don’t wait to order it! And for those of you who do pick up a copy—read it! We need your reviews! What do you think? Do you love that cover?!
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    Kate Davies Blogs!

  • Just TWO MORE DAYS Until The Price Goes Up!

    30 Oct 2014 | 8:24 am
    Hometown Heroes: Hotter Ever After Amazon | Barnes and Noble | iBooks | Smashwords | Kobo   Have you picked up a copy of Hometown Heroes yet? If not, better do it soon - the price goes up Saturday, November 1!   It'll still be a great bargain, of course, with 16 full length novels included, and all proceeds going to Pets for Vets. But if you want to snag it for the crazy low price of $
  • Book BIN Monday - Welcome to Oberon by PG Forte

    13 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    There’s something magical about the California Coast town. Oberon’s idyllic setting makes it a perennial favorite with tourists, but danger lurks beneath the bright surface and things there are seldom what they seem. Visitors and residents alike find their lives forever changed by mystery, romance and intrigue. Contemporary romance meets magic realism in this engaging series by PG
  • Book BIN Tuesday - All Messed Up by Kelly Jamieson

    7 Oct 2014 | 7:49 am
    If he’s a mistake, she’s ready to make him her favorite mistake. Windy City Kink, Book 2 Mallory Hurst has tried to live a life that makes up for past mistakes. But now she faces a huge ethical dilemma. Her pharmaceutical company’s unapproved, off-label use of a medication puts lives at risk, and her protests have fallen on deaf ears. Hoping a trip home will clear her head, she
  • Hometown Heroes - Available Now!

    30 Sep 2014 | 8:18 am
    Hometown Heroes: Hotter Ever After Amazon | Barnes and Noble | iBooks | Smashwords | Kobo Today is official release day for Hometown Heroes, which includes my all new contemporary romance, Deceiving Dante! All the proceeds go to Pets for Vets, so pick up 16 great novels for one low price of $1.99, and support an amazing charity at the same time. Hope you enjoy the books!
  • Countdown to Hometown (Heroes) - Meet Dante DiMarco

    29 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Hero's Name: Dante DiMarco Hero's Occupation: Police Officer What Makes Him a Hero: He's a great cop, but a better person. He'll listen when someone has a different viewpoint, even if he doesn't agree. And even in the face of tragedy, providing stability for his daughter is his top priority. Meet The Hero Paragraph: "This way," he murmured, placing his hand in the small of her back. It was
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    Margaret Daley

  • Mistletoe Kisses Collection on Sale for 99¢

    Margaret Daley
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:34 am
    Mistletoe Kisses is an Inspy Kisses #3 collection with new stories. There are contemporary romances, romantic suspense and historical romances. It is only on sale at 99¢ until November 30th. Time is limited for this great deal before the price goes up. Buy links: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Apple and Kobo A new collection from some of your favorite inspirational authors: From USA Today bestselling author Janet Tronstad, a new retro romance The Day Gina Rossi Lost Her Yet: Gina Rossi has dreamed of being Marco Scaglia’s sweetheart for as long as she can remember. But just when it looks…
  • Heroine Interview from Buttermilk Sky by Jan Watson with a Giveaway

    Margaret Daley
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:22 am
    This week I’m hosting  Susan Sleeman with Silent Night Standoff (US only) and Jan Watson with Buttermilk Sky. If you want to enter the drawings for the books, please leave a comment on your post with your email address. I will not enter you without an email address (my way to contact you if you win). If you don’t want to leave an email address, another way you can enter is to email me at margaretdaley@gmail.com. The drawings end Sunday (Nov. 23rd) evening. Interview with the hero from Buttermilk Sky by Jan Watson: 1. The most interesting thing: “Let me think. No one has ever…
  • Heroine Interview from Silent Night Standoff by Susan Sleeman with a Giveaway

    Margaret Daley
    18 Nov 2014 | 12:17 am
    This week I’m hosting  Susan Sleeman with Silent Night Standoff (US only) and Jan Watson with Buttermilk Sky. If you want to enter the drawings for the books, please leave a comment on your post with your email address. I will not enter you without an email address (my way to contact you if you win). If you don’t want to leave an email address, another way you can enter is to email me at margaretdaley@gmail.com. The drawings end Sunday (Nov. 23rd) evening. Interview with the heroine from Silent Night Standoff by Susan Sleeman: 1. Skyler Brennan, tell me the most interesting…
  • This week Susan Sleeman and Jan Watson with Giveaways

    Margaret Daley
    17 Nov 2014 | 12:45 am
    This week I’m hosting  Susan Sleeman with Silent Night Standoff (US only) and Jan Watson with Buttermilk Sky. If you want to enter the drawings for the books, please leave a comment on your post with your email address. I will not enter you without an email address (my way to contact you if you win). If you don’t want to leave an email address, another way you can enter is to email me at margaretdaley@gmail.com. The drawings end Sunday (Nov. 23rd) evening. Bio of Susan Sleeman: SUSAN SLEEMAN is a best-selling author of inspirational and clean read romantic suspense books. Awards…
  • Hero Interview from The Christmas Bargain by Shanna Hatfield With a Blog Tour Contest

    Margaret Daley
    14 Nov 2014 | 12:53 am
    This week I’m hosting  Lorraine Beatty with His Small-Town Family (giving away a set of the first four books in Home to Dover series), Martha Rogers with Love Never Fails (US and Canada only) and Shanna Hatfield with The Christmas Bargain (contest information below). If you want to enter the drawings for the books, please leave a comment on your post with your email address. I will not enter you without an email address (my way to contact you if you win). If you don’t want to leave an email address, another way you can enter is to email me at margaretdaley@gmail.com. The…
 
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    Love with a Shot of Adrenaline

  • FREE Tiny Treats, Renegade, and Computer Shopping

    20 Nov 2014 | 9:27 am
    So what's everyone been up to?I've been freaking cold, man. It's been in the teens, which broke records for our area. Typically, we play football on Thanksgiving in sweatshirts. Not that it can't be cold now, but usually low 40s, high 30s. Not 17! I'm a little worried about our oil budget this winter.I've also had a lot more Christmas spirit this year. Not sure why. I usually compartmentalize my holidays. It gets me into trouble when we hit December 15 and I realize I don't have time to ship presents the inexpensive way. So maybe that's why I've been planning sooner. I have a couple of…
  • "Why the hell would you DO that?"

    24 Oct 2014 | 3:37 am
    Today I have a post at Everybody Needs a Little Romance about my writing retreat last weekend. (That photo to the left is the room service cart I held hostage so I could write on the side of the room that had the view of the ocean.)Because of my trip, I am SO far behind on TV! My husband is a little overwhelmed by our stuffed DVR. LOL So we're only doing a bit at a time, and I'm two episodes behind on a lot of stuff. Behind on a lot of my favorites and dying to catch up!But some of what I've seen lately has been absolutely delighting me.Let's talk about Haven first. I caught up last…
  • SO Excited that Fall TV Is Here!

    9 Oct 2014 | 5:02 pm
    Before I launch into a rambling and disorganized report on what I'm liking and not liking so far, I have an announcement!October 11, 2014, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.Full Fusion (as NJ Damschroder)Cupboard Maker Books157 N. Enola RoadEnola, PA 17025717-732-7288I’ll be signing alongside fellow YA author Em Garner, with her book Contaminated. Then we’ll be participating in the YA book club discussion afterwards. Can’t wait to talk about my first YA novel with actual readers! (I hope they like it!)WARNING. SPOILERS AHEAD.Okay, let's start with Sunday and work our way…
  • When Dreams Go to Work

    30 Sep 2014 | 4:16 pm
    Usually when I talk about dreams here, they're weird and wacky and have no grounding in reality. I don't tell you about all the dreams I have about work (whether they're about the bar where we serve breakfast and booze—at a chiropractors office—or about how they've changed all the procedures and equipment on me and I can't figure anything out) or the ones that are about the iPod game I've played too obsessively or feature auto dealer websites flying in and out of my head. THOSE support the theory that dreams are our brain discharging and organizing and all that stuff. And they're…
  • For the Love of Cooking Cookbook

    27 Sep 2014 | 1:08 pm
    I was honored to be invited to participate in an author cookbook to benefit a lovely organization, and the cookbook is ready for preorder! If you buy now, you will receive a free e-book version as well as your printed copy.Here's the press release by Snap4kids:Today’s bestselling authors have shared their tastiest tried-and-true recipes with us and we have compiled them into a single book that will be treasured for generations to come. This mouth-watering cookbook contains over 110 recipes—everything you need from appetizers to desserts. Each recipe includes the contributor’s name, so…
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    Sylvia Day - Official Website of the #1 Bestselling Author

  • Link Roundup

    Team Sylvia
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:11 pm
    #GideonEffect: Now that the whole book is finally yours to savor, come by any of Sylvia’s social networks and tell us what you think of Captivated By You. We’re highlighting fan reactions on Twitter. Share yours using #GideonEffect.  Sylvia was featured in the The … Continue reading → Sylvia Day - Official Website of the #1 Bestselling Author
  • It’s here!

    Team Sylvia
    18 Nov 2014 | 12:01 am
    The wait for more Crossfire is over. Captivated by You is now available in North America, the U.K., Australia, Brazil, Norway, and coming soon to the rest of the world. Gideon is waiting for you… Sylvia Day - Official Website of the #1 Bestselling Author
  • Take the Day Off

    Team Sylvia
    17 Nov 2014 | 12:50 pm
    Captivated By You is almost here! Did you catch the book trailer that Penguin released yesterday? Are you ready to take the day off tomorrow to read it? Maybe this note from Gideon can help. Sylvia Day - Official Website of the #1 Bestselling Author
  • Gideon has arrived. Captivated by You, Chapters 1-3 are now live.

    Team Sylvia
    11 Nov 2014 | 9:13 am
    Can’t wait to keep reading the Crossfire series? You don’t have to. Get an exclusive look at Captivated By You—the complete first three chapters—right now, right here on SylviaDay.com: read Chapters One, Two, and Three! If you think you’ve read chapter … Continue reading → Sylvia Day - Official Website of the #1 Bestselling Author
  • November Events

    Team Sylvia
    3 Nov 2014 | 10:40 am
    Sylvia will be attending the INSPIRE! Toronto International Book Fair in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on November 13-16th. Sylvia’s appearances next Month continue with events in Connecticut and New York! Get all the details of the wheres and whens on Sylvia’s … Continue reading → Sylvia Day - Official Website of the #1 Bestselling Author
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    Cynthia Eden

  • Zoe Winters – Guest Author & Giveaway

    Cynthia Eden
    5 Nov 2014 | 6:30 am
    Hi, everyone! Today, author Zoe Winters is taking over the blog–she’s chatting about her new release and offering a giveaway.  Thanks for coming by, Zoe!   Dystopia: Coming to a Zoe Winters Book Near You: With Free Prize Inside! (And… $2.99 Release Day Sale!) Thank you so much to Cindy for hosting me on the release day for my newest book! It’s been a while since I’ve been here. I often feel like I’m the last person on every train. When I started writing vampires (not the only paranormal species in my series—but one of them), everyone was saying “vampires are…
  • Newsletter Winner

    Cynthia Eden
    3 Nov 2014 | 5:27 am
    Congratulations to Amanda Gylling! Amanda, you are the newsletter winner for October–you’ve won a $50 gift card!  If you did not receive your email notification, please contact me at info@cynthiaeden.com to claim your prize. Thanks so much, everyone! Have a great week!
  • Happy Halloween!!

    Cynthia Eden
    31 Oct 2014 | 9:23 am
    Happy Halloween, everyone! Be safe, treat hard, and have fun!  
  • LAST HERO STANDING – Available now!

    Cynthia Eden
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:28 am
    LAST HERO STANDING is available now–and the anthology is just .99! That means you get eleven stories, 2000 pages, for just .99–that’s a serious deal!   And you can find this anthology at: Kindle: http://amzn.to/1x1oo3u Nook: http://bit.ly/1CGXHEr iTunes http://bit.ly/1x1qD6W Kobo http://bit.ly/1xEK48M
  • CHARMING THE BEAST – Out Now!

    Cynthia Eden
    27 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
      CHARMING THE BEAST is available now! You can get it for the Kindle or the Nook. It’s also available at iBooks, All Romance eBooks, and Google Play. (It is currently publishing at Kobo and should be available there soon!)   BLURB: New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Cynthia Eden spins a dark and sexy new paranormal romance tale… He’s a man with a beast inside… Connor Marrok never intended to work for the Seattle Para Unit. He’s not one of the good guys—he’s a real monster, and the beast he carries doesn’t exactly play nicely. But now he finds…
 
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    Bonnie Ferguson Writer

  • Twinkle Twinkle

    Bonnie
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:03 pm
    Got a star for the Christmas tree the other day and it’s sparkly and silver. I can’t wait to put the tree up to see what it looks like. Snow has been on the ground for a few weeks now, so a Christmas vibe is already in the air. Ah yes, tis the season for some holiday reads. {:p
  • Boo!

    Bonnie
    31 Oct 2014 | 8:47 am
    Have a great Halloween, everyone!
  • Fall Musings

    Bonnie
    19 Oct 2014 | 7:37 pm
    It’s October and the new TV season is in full swing. There are a lot of really good shows and I’m enjoying them, along with the ones that were already on my to watch list. The weather has been lovely, but then again I like it when a jacket is required. A little crisp in the air is invigorating and the decrease in bugs is always a hit with me. Halloween decorations are sprouting up around town and it won’t be too long before that veers right into Christmas. The festive gives me a happy. And, of course, there’s lots going on to keep me busy. Something everyone can relate…
  • Of Typing & Bug Bites

    Bonnie
    1 Sep 2014 | 1:18 pm
    I’ve been writing up a storm of late, furiously working to finish a project. I hope everyone has been enjoying their holiday weekend. It’s kind of hard to believe it’s September already, but so it is, though I can’t say I’ll be sorry to see fall arrive since the mosquitos have been feasting on me all summer. Eh, what can you do?
  • Happy Canada Day!

    Bonnie
    30 Jun 2014 | 11:17 pm
    Raising a cyber toast & sending good wishes to my fellow Canucks! Have a great holiday!
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    LIZ FIELDING

  • It's getting to feel a lot like Christmas...

    21 Nov 2014 | 1:21 am
    One of the fun things about being an author is writing a Christmas romance in the middle of the summer. I don't have a new one out this year - right now I'm knee deep in snow in a book that's going to come out in July. :) Happily, Mills and Boon have been having a re-release fest with my books in the last few months and here are some of my backlist Christmas stories that are now available -
  • Backlist Bliss

    16 Nov 2014 | 12:16 am
    Mills and Boon are putting out a dozen or so of my backlist books between now and January 1st and I'm having a lovely time watching Amazon to see the fabulous new covers as they're added to the listing. The latest is for Chosen As the Sheikh's Wife, a novella that was written for the Mills and Boon centenary celebrations and originally published in the 100 Arabian Nights anthology. I
  • A little ghost story for Halloween...

    28 Oct 2014 | 5:30 pm
    THE ROCKING CHAIR ‘MUM!’ Polly leaned over the banister rail and called down to her mother, busy directing the removal men. ‘Mum, can I have the attic room?’ Her mother, frowning distractedly, glanced up. ‘Attic room? I don’t remember an attic.’ ‘Where’s this to go, Mrs Rutland?’ Polly’s mother stared at the table distractedly before waving her hand in the direction of the door on her
  • Chocolate Box Spooktacular!

    23 Oct 2014 | 10:05 am
    Chocolate Box Blog
  • A Jewell Cove Christmas novella from Donna Alward

    28 Sep 2014 | 11:32 pm
    Here's Donna to tell you about it! On October 7, I have a digital-only release coming out from St. Martin’s Press. I’m really excited, because this book is part of my Jewell Cove series and Oh My Gosh writing about Jewell Cove during the holidays was SO MUCH FUN! When my editor asked if I’d be interested in writing it as an addition to our planned books, I had to come up with a couple to
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    Marie Sullivan Force

  • On this day four years ago...

    17 Nov 2014 | 7:47 am
    On this day four years ago... I self-published for the first time.To mark this amazing anniversary, I thought I'd share the story behind how I came to try self-publishing for the first time... I wrote seven books before I sold one in 2007 and ended up doing three books with my first publisher, who wasn't interested in the other books I had written. They rejected most of my earlier books, including Treading Water, True North, Fatal Affair and Maid for Love. Fatal Affair later sold to Carina Press, and the Fatal Series has had a happy home with Carina and Harlequin since 2010. But I had all…
  • New McCarthy Book Out Tomorrow!

    30 Sep 2014 | 8:03 am
    Take the ferry back to Gansett Island for yet another installment in the popular McCarthys of Gansett Island Series! Kisses After Dark features Shane McCarthy and Katie Lawry. Shane and Katie first came together in Gansett After Dark, when Shane saved her from a rip current and nearly drowned in the process. The sparks between them were evident from the very beginning and carry through in Kisses After Dark! Here's what you can expect in the new book:She's avoided men all her life...Growing up with an abusive father, Katie Lawry learned a thing or two about men and has made a conscious choice…
  • Available Today! I Want to Hold Your Hand, Green Mountain Book 2

    3 Jun 2014 | 7:17 am
    Happy Release Day, Hannah and Nolan!I haven't been this excited, nervous or filled with anticipation about a book release in a LONG time. I poured my heart and soul into Hannah and Nolan's story, I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND, out NOW. My fingers and toes are crossed that you all love it as much as I do! Not sure I will sleep tonight waiting to hear what you all think of it!Make sure you also check out the print version, in stores this week, with a special bonus story A HARD DAY'S NIGHT, featuring Hannah and Nolan. The Selfie Contest is Back!Submit your selfie with I Want To Hold Your Hand to…
  • FREE Beach Read Today!

    6 Apr 2014 | 8:19 am
    Get MAID FOR LOVE FREE TODAY!With 675 five-star reviews on Amazon Kindle, MAID FOR LOVE is a fan favorite, and the perfect antidote to endless winter! Ready to put some sand between your toes? Get MAID FOR LOVE and read about what happens when hometown hero Mac McCarthy returns to Gansett Island and accidentally knocks a down-on-her-luck single mom off her bike. If you love Mac and Maddie in book 1, follow their story throughout the entire McCarthys of Gansett Island Series, now at 10.5 books--and soon to be 11 books! Get MAID FOR LOVE here for FREE TODAY!In the…
  • Who Has Ten Kids? Well… Let Me Tell You!

    19 Mar 2014 | 6:10 pm
    From the very beginning of my thoughts about the Green Mountain Series, I pictured ten kids growing up in a red barn in Vermont. That image was very vivid in my mind right from the start. I’ve had a few dour people infer that I went with ten kids in the new series to ensure I could write ten books. Well, that is and isn’t true at the same time. It istrue in the sense that I’m hoping to write about ten siblings who interest me. It’s not true because check me out on Gansett Island. “Only” five McCarthy kids, and here we go into book 11 with no end in sight. I’m writing the eighth…
 
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    Megan Frampton

  • The Duke’s Guide to Correct Behavior is Out in FOUR Days!

    Megan Frampton
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:23 am
    So my Avon debut comes out in four days, and Avon has an excerpt from the first chapter, while you can read the second chapter over at Heroes and Heartbreakers. Meanwhile, you can sign up for my newsletter, which will be sporadic (because I know myself!), and will just share release news and other important Frampton thingies. I am starting work on a new project, one that has a character from Put Up Your Duke, my second Dukes Behaving Badly book (PUYD comes out in June of 2015). And that’s it! Thanks for stopping by, thanks for signing up for the newsletter, thanks for reading. Megan
  • When Good Earls Go Bad Edits

    Megan Frampton
    12 Oct 2014 | 11:52 am
    I’m working on edits for my February 2015 novella, When Good Earls Go Bad. It’s one of my zanier books; the heroine is exceedingly literal, and the hero is quite pragmatic. They share a love of books, toast, and honesty. Here’s a bit from when Annabelle and Matthew are walking home, and she’s taken his arm: Goodness, he was strong. Maybe he did do his own housework; bringing in firewood, beating rugs, moving furniture around, and other tasks would certainly build up his muscles. Perhaps there were different requirements for Earls of the Scottish persuasion so it was…
  • Megan Frampton NEWS!

    Megan Frampton
    7 Oct 2014 | 5:36 am
    1. I have a newsletter sign-up! See that nifty thing to the right? Click there, fill in your info, and I’ll send sporadic but timely updates on all my releases and other news. 2. I have a title for the second book in the Dukes Behaving Badly series–it’ll be called Put Up Your Duke. 3. The Duke’s Guide to Correct Behavior comes out November 25, Put Up Your Duke comes out June 30, 2015. When Good Earls Go Bad, a Dukes Behaving Badly novella, comes out February 5, 2015. 4. I post daily at Heroes and Heartbreakers about romance novels, I am on Twitter (@meganf), and I am…
  • What Not to Bare is On Sale!

    Megan Frampton
    28 Jul 2014 | 3:18 pm
    My sexy historical, What Not to Bare, is discounted to .99 across all reader platforms. The link to find all those reader platforms is on Random House’s site. Meanwhile, I am deep into the next full-length book, and it seems as though we might have a title. AND I’ll be adding a link to sign up for my newsletter in a few days. Thanks for stopping by!
  • The Duke’s Guide to Correct Behavior Title and Blurb and Other Things of Vast Import

    Megan Frampton
    22 May 2014 | 7:03 pm
    So it has been a dog’s age (bow wow!) since I posted here, and all sorts of things have been happening. To whit, I have a new book contract with Avon for both print and digital, and the first book in my Dukes Behaving Badly series is titled The Duke’s Guide to Correct Behavior, and here is what it’s all about: All of London knows the Duke of Rutherford has position and wealth. They also whisper that he’s dissolute, devilish, and determinedly unwed. So why, everyone is asking, has he hired a governess? When Miss Lily Russell crosses the threshold of the Duke of…
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    Inside an author's mind....

  • Cinderella!!!

    20 Nov 2014 | 7:12 am
    If you haven't heard, Disney is doing a live action Cinderella movie.And can we say I'm thrilled? I have always loved the Disney story of Cinderella--it was my favorite in childhood. My mother still tells stories about how I became a 'party trick' among her friends, because I could recite the entire book, including the voices my mom used when she read it, on command.And evidently did.To this day, Cinderella has always been a favorite story trope. Some of my favorite renditions? Well, let's see -- Ever After, with Drew Barrymore, A Cinderella Story, with Hilary Duff, and of course, the classic…
  • The Taming The Alpha Box Set

    19 Nov 2014 | 9:19 am
    This is the latest about the new box set I'll be in, Taming The Alpha, available for pre-order now at Amazon Kindle and pre-order for Nook and other vendors is coming soon.Post by Candice Gilmer.
  • Why Should I Have A Newsletter?

    13 Nov 2014 | 1:04 pm
    Today, I spent most of my day doing administrative stuff. Cleaning up and updating my website was the first thing. Then came getting my first ever newsletter (click here to sign up) sent out, including an excerpt from HIS VELVET TOUCH, the new story I have in the Taming The Alpha boxed set. (Totally excited about this--I'm in it with over 20 other awesome authors).However, the whole process of creating a newsletter was horribly nerve-wracking, and why, I'm not sure, exactly. Maybe it had something to do with wanting to make a perfectly pretty newsletter. Or wondering what I would put in a…
  • Happy Halloween

    31 Oct 2014 | 7:55 am
  • So... I've Upgraded and Customer Service Still Exists.

    24 Oct 2014 | 9:28 am
    My new Tesla Sidewinder I battery and Nautilus Mini tank. So today, when I went into Big E's Vapor Shop--my husband's favorite, and now my favorite vapor shop in my area--I intended to get a coil for my Kangertech Evod 2.But I started asking questions about batteries to the very patient guy who was helping me. I had been considering a new battery, for a lot of reasons, but the biggest one was that I didn't want to have to charge it every night.BTW, for those of you who aren't aware, I quit smoking on August 31st, 2014. I'd been a smoker for 22 years, and I decided, shit,…
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    Kimberly Gardner

  • Now Available: Straight From the Heart

    admin
    28 Oct 2014 | 10:57 am
    Now Available from Loose-ID Straight From the Heart By Kimberly Gardner College student Kyle diStefano is having trouble paying his tuition. So when he hears about a job as team mascot with the accompanying full scholarship it seems like the perfect solution. Except he knows nothing about football. But why should that stop him? Known as the Big Cock on Campus, Dave Masterson never lets his antics with the ladies interfere with his true love, playing NCAA football. But when his coach suggests the team do some off-season conditioning at the ballet barre, most of the guys scoff. Only Dave takes…
  • Honorable mention for me from Elisa’s Rainbow Awards!

    kimberly
    4 Oct 2014 | 5:47 am
    I’m excited! Because my transgender romance His Fair Lady got an honorable mention in Elisa’s rainbow awards. Woot! http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4450610.html
  • Excerpt from “Bound to Please” (Now at Loose Id)

    Willa Okati
    31 Jul 2014 | 12:20 pm
    Jason swiped his key card and opened the door leading into the viewing loft. With a tilt of his head he indicated for the other Dom to precede him. After the briefest hesitation, Mario went ahead. Jason followed, alert for his friend’s first reaction, the unguarded one that would tell him what the other man really thought. The loft was not especially wide, but it ran the entire circumference of the club’s main play space. It was furnished with a variety of padded benches and a few armchairs where members could relax and watch the scenes playing out on the floor below. A waist-high wall of…
  • “Bound to Please” (Re-Release) Now at Loose Id!

    Willa Okati
    30 Jul 2014 | 11:45 am
    Jason doesn’t do monogamy, and as a much sought-after Dom he doesn’t have to. But when he gets the chance to play with Benny, his sweet young assistant who wants only to please him, Jason holds back. Benny’s no sub, but for a chance to be with the sexy Dom he’s sure he can change. Except he’s only fooling himself, and deep down he knows it. Enter Rain, a sexy badboy who’s got a taste for the lash and pretty young things, like Benny. What’s a man to do when the two men he lusts after are determined that even a hook-up is not in the cards? Why,…
  • “Phoenix Rising” (Re-release) Now at Loose Id!

    Willa Okati
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:36 am
    Two dozen roses, one dozen balloons and a night with a sexy, young stripper. It’s the perfect birthday present for the man who has everything. Or is it? Because the gift Jimmy really wants can’t be bought at any price. Adam Hyland’s life is in the dumps. Living in his car and stripping for his supper, he doesn’t expect much when the birthday-boy invites him to stay for cake and champagne. but the come-hither in Jimmy’s eyes, and the fire in his kisses, dares Adam to hope for more. And for a while it seems he just might get it. Of course, it could never be that easy.
 
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    LINDA GOODNIGHT

  • COWBOY UNDER THE MISTLETOE - New Book News

    28 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
     Order Cowboy Under the MistletoeYippee! It's finally here. The first book in my new series from Love Inspired has hit the shelves to get you  warmed up for the Christmas season! Here's a bit about it:Second-Chance Christmas It's been nine years since Jake Hamilton broke Allison Buchanon's heart and left town. But she's never been able to forget the high school boy she secretly loved. Now Jake's come home to care for his ailing grandmother, and Allison's family will do anything to prevent a rekindled romance. Unfortunately, the connection between Allison and the green-eyed cowboy is…
  • Today's Lost Youth, Dog Food, and a ROK

    13 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    It all started with a bag of dog food. A BIG bag of dog food. Fifty pounds of dog food. If you guessed I have several large dogs, you'd be correct. I was at Walmart when the husband called to say we were out of dog food. I don't usually make these purchases because fifty pounds is heavy and I'm a wimp. But this day I braved it to save an extra trip to town.Back in the pet aisle, the fifty pounders were stacked so that I had to wrestle a bag forward and then hoist it up and into my cart. To say I was making little progress is putting it mildly but I could do it. Eventually. Suddenly, a pair of…
  • The Good News Blog

    10 Oct 2014 | 12:22 pm
    More than once lately I've complained that the "News" programs on TV report only bad news, never the good stuff.  When a person walks through a dark season in her life, as I have this year, finding the joy in life is often difficult. As I floundered, searching for a way to escape the doldrums, I heard a simple sermon by a young preacher on maintaining joy in life. His text was from Phillipians 8.  Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of…
  • Easy Peach Cobbler-only four ingredients!

    25 Jul 2014 | 4:58 pm
    Last night, I wanted pie. While I resisted that urge, I succumbed to an easy version of peach cobbler. This recipe makes a light amount of crust with lots of peaches. Sorry we ate it so fast, I forgot to a take picture.  Easy Peach CobblerIngredients needed:Peaches, self-rising flour, sugar, butterFor crust, blend together the following until crumbly:1 cup self-rising flour½ cup sugar or a combination of sugar and Splenda½ stick butter or margarine, meltedSprinkle about ¼ of the crumbs on the bottom of a sprayed 8 x 8 pan.Spoon in 1 large can of peaches (about 29 oz), including juice.
  • First Kisses is on sale for 99 cents!! Whoopee!

    17 Mar 2014 | 9:02 am
    Six authors, six great books!http://inspykisses.blogspot.com/Too much fun! I loved doing this collection with these fabulous women. And I loved reading all the books. I think you will too. A wonderful mix of genres, so there is something for everyone.For a limited time, we are offering the new FIRST KISSES COLLECTION FOR ONLY 99 CENTS! Okay, I couldn't resist posting the hero from my book. Is he great or what!!!
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    Cynthia Harrison

  • Blue Heaven 99 cent Sale

    Cynthia Harrison
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:20 am
    You read that right ~ Blue Heaven is ON SALE! For 99 cents! Such a deal!  Blue Heaven, the first book in my Blue Lake series, climbed the Kindle charts all the way to the top last year in several categories, including mainstream, women’s fiction, and romance. Now the second book in the series, Luke’s #1 Rule, is set to debut December 8, and I’m thinking it’s the perfect time for a sale. Read below for blurb, excerpt and reviews. With a tight budget and two months, Eva Delacroix has to turn six dilapidated cottages on Lake Huron into a shabby chic tourist destination.
  • Sexual Assault

    Cynthia Harrison
    20 Nov 2014 | 4:02 am
    Maybe because of the Bill Cosby news lately, maybe because the fiction I’m writing deals, in part, with a rape and its aftermath, maybe because I’ve been sexually assaulted five times–whatever the reason, this is the post I never wanted to write. And yet, I have to tell this story. You wouldn’t know by the statistics, which are lower than I expected, but I think it’s almost every woman’s story. Five times. Is that a lot? I can’t bring myself to dig that deep into the raw data, and anyway, most victims are probably like me and don’t report these…
  • Make Love Happen: Post-Romantic Stress Disorder

    Cynthia Harrison
    16 Nov 2014 | 1:52 pm
    My writing critique partners looked skeptical when I talked about falling in love as being a kind of hijacking of common sense by our own bodies and the hormones they produce. I wouldn’t have believed it either if I hadn’t read Post-Romantic Stress Disorder and other books and articles with information, fact-based, provable stuff. fMRI brain scans have revealed to science the hormones that produce the feeling of being in love.  Scientists, psychologists and researchers have been tracking those effects for a while now. But I wrote all about it here. And then I promised to write…
  • Luke’s #1 Rule by Cynthia Harrison

    Cynthia Harrison
    14 Nov 2014 | 4:36 am
    Cynthia Harrison:My first review for Luke’s #1 Rule:) Originally posted on A Woman's Wisdom: Book Blurb When Chloe’s employer amps up the verbal abuse and her ex-husband succumbs (again) to his addictions, she accepts a job offer across the country. Before starting their new lives, Chloe and the boys visit the family cottage at Blue Lake for their annual summer vacation. When Luke meets Chloe, he’s blown away. She’s a strong, smart, gorgeous woman, and he wants to know her better. This sweet dream dies when Luke learns Chloe is a single mom. His #1 dating rule is “no single…
  • Post-Romantic Stress Disorder

    Cynthia Harrison
    13 Nov 2014 | 9:12 am
    Been reading this awesome book by the father of the “inner child” movement that helped so many of us recover from childhood wounds. Bradshaw looked to experts in the fields of love, relationships, and science to infuse this book with smart advice for writers of love stories– unintended I’m sure–probably wrote it for actual real people in love or falling out of love fast and wondering what the hell happened. fMRI imaging makes it possible for scientists to actually view the different areas of the brain and pinpoint the exact chemicals our bodies produce when…
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    Stacy Dawn

  • Hauntings in the Garden Day 5

    31 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Since it is Halloween, I thought you deserved more than just one book today.....The Houseby Lara Parker  Unexpectedly, Leslie Harrison inherits a sprawling horse farm in Florida from a distant relative. She packs up her life and relocates to the Sunshine State with no idea what awaits her. Upon her arrival, she meets the farm manager, Preston McClay and, to her chagrin, he isn’t happy to see her. Quickly the cantankerous, but rather good looking, farm manager becomes the least of her worries when things start to go bump in the night. Will the sinister activity in the house chase…
  • Hauntings in the Garden Day 4

    30 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    ShriekWeek by Anne Knol   http://www.slowandsteadywriters.blogspot.comhttps://www.facebook.com/anne.duguid1It’s hard to fit in when you’re suspected of murder. It’s even harder to lay past ghosts to rest.  Events organiser Maggie Ballater has a new career, a new Island home and a new life and intends to make the most of it. But two things stand in her way. One is the dangerously attractive guitarist who brings back past memories she’d rather forget. The other is the inexplicable murder of the lead actor in her ShriekWeek pageant.     Bram Jenkins wants to…
  • Hauntings in the Garden Day 3

    29 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Caster's Unfriendly Ghostby Alicia Deanhttp://aliciadean.com/A year after her husband’s death, Emily Tillman is ready to start dating again, and hopefully, find what she’s always wanted—marriage and children. But the man who broke her heart five years ago is back. And he’s anything but the marrying kind. Confirmed bachelor Reese Caster is perfectly content with his life—and he’s finally over Emily, the one woman who almost made him commit. Now, his world is rocked when her dead husband shows up, demanding that Reese pursue Emily to keep her out of the clutches of her latest…
  • Hauntings in the Garden Day 2

    28 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
     Unlocked Treasure by Linda Carroll-Braddwww.lindacarroll-bradd.comWill a prophecy keep a lonely woman from accepting the promise of adventure?  Aleen MacRae blames the lure of the sea for breaking apart first her family then her engagement. When her interest is caught by a man she sees both in person and in a dream, she resists—afraid to believe in her aunt’s prediction that her future is tied to the sea.Braden Williams is on the hunt for treasure buried centuries earlier by Rhode Island pirates. His search brings him to the property where Aleen lives. Collaboration on…
  • Hauntings in the Garden Day 1

    27 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    As part of The Wild Rose Press' new Hauntings in the Garden Halloween series, I have a number of special ladies joining me this week.  Come back every day to read about a great new story in the series and enter our Rafflecopter giveaway!  Love Her Like the DevilA chance meeting in a honky tonk on Halloween finds Luke in the arms of a brown-haired beauty. But if the stories he overhears are true, she may be far more than she seems...and he's more than ready to find out.Available from The Wild Rose Press and most major ebook distributors! a Rafflecopter giveaway
 
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    Stephanie Julian On a Moonlit Night

  • Philly Author Fest is this Saturday

    6 Nov 2014 | 5:23 am
    Philly Author FestJoin some of your favorite authors for an afternoon of books and fun on November 8th from 11am-4pm!Attending Authors:Megan Hart, Melissa Schroeder, Stephanie Julian, Dana Marton, Theresa Troutman, Judi Fennell, Caridad Pineiro, Sara Humphreys, Tracey Lyons, Jenna Galicki, Beth Rinyu, N.M.Silber, A.M Madden, CS Patra, Jamie Farrell, Jae Lynne Davies, Ella Jade, Ursula LeCouer, Kimberly Kincaid, Michelle Kemper Brownlow, Christi Barth, Gina Ardito, Elizabeth Hayley, Ashley Beale, Julie Johnson, Eliza Knight, Tilly Greene, Kym Grosso, Julia Kent, Jacki Kelly, Renee Wynn, KM…
  • Halloween Treats

    31 Oct 2014 | 6:20 am
    They'll be no tricks today, only treats. Want a very early preview of the next (still untitled) Salon Games book? I'll have a short excerpt in my newsletter going out later today.Sign up here for my newsletter
  • SPELL BOUND on sale for a limited time

    30 Oct 2014 | 11:56 am
    A darkly sensual paranormal with a twist on the traditional, SPELL BOUND, Book 1 in the Darkly Enchanted series, is on sale for 99 cents through Monday.Magic, shapeshifters and a 500-year-old curse…the perfect read to heat up a cool fall evening.Spell BoundAmazon    B&N    Kobo   iBooks   AllRomanceMoon BoundAmazon  B&N   Kobo   iBooks   AllRomance
  • 13 Oct 2014 | 6:04 pm

    13 Oct 2014 | 6:04 pm
    Tomorrow is the day! Find out how Tristan, Kat and Adam's Indecent Affair becomes so much more...The conclusion: It’s been two long weeks and Kat continues to wait for Adam and Tristan to resume their relationship with her. But Adam’s family obligations are proving more problematic than anyone expected. Kat will finally triumph over lifelong burdens but she may lose the two men who’ve shown her she deserves so much more. Will this threesome be able to build a strong foundation for their lives together? Or will everything they’ve worked so hard for crash down around them?Amazon …
  • 10 Hot Paranormal Romance Books for $0.99!

    14 Sep 2014 | 7:10 am
    Only 99 cents! Limited time offer!10 Thrilling Tales of Sexy Alpha Bad BoysCRESCENT MOON – From New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Lori HandelandFOREVER FREED by New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Laura KayeSPELLBOUND by New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Opal Carew, writing as Amber CarewSINS OF THE FLESH by New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Caridad PineiroSPELL BOUND by New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Stephanie JulianHAUNTING A COWBOY – A Brand New Story from USA Today Bestselling Author Randi AlexanderHUNTRESS FOR…
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    Beth Kery

  • Great Early Reviews for ONLY FOR YOU!

    Beth Kery
    10 Nov 2014 | 5:41 am
    Very excited that there are two big early reviews for ONLY FOR YOU, out 12/2/14! ONLY FOR YOU… will blow readers’ socks off. Kery knows exactly what she’s doing when she pens these addicting tales and seems to connect to book lovers’ emotions with ease–RT Book Reviews Kery’s third One Night of Passion contemporary (after Exposed to You) combines sizzling heat with a cozy vibe. Those who relish domestic eroticism with a kinky yet tender trajectory will be satisfied–Publisher’s Weekly
  • Out today: THE AFFAIR WEEK 8 and ON THE JOB!

    Beth Kery
    4 Nov 2014 | 9:02 am
    I have two releases today, the final episode of THE AFFAIR and a steamy re-release of the novella from the Three to Tango anthology, ON THE JOB! I hope you enjoy both!
  • The Affair Week 7, Available Now!

    Beth Kery
    28 Oct 2014 | 2:32 pm
    Emma and Montand’s angsty, sexy, beautiful affair is coming to a close. Will their love affair last longer than the prescribed 8 weeks? If you have held off on beginning the read, now might be a good time to jump in! Kindle Nook Kobo iBooks
  • THE AFFAIR, Week 5 is available now!

    Beth Kery
    14 Oct 2014 | 9:22 am
    Things are getting serious between Vanni and Emma . . . hotter. Sweeter. Don’t miss the next sizzling installment of THE AFFAIR, Weeks 1-5 are now available! Amazon Kobo Barnes and Noble iTunes
  • THE AFFAIR, Week 4 is available now!

    Beth Kery
    7 Oct 2014 | 9:01 am
    Now would be a great time to plunge in to the steam, the angst and the romance of THE AFFAIR! Weeks 1-4 are now available!
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    Kristina Knight - Romance Author

  • A Day In The Life ~ November

    4 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    I started out 2014 with a group of old and new-to-me friends with a blogging project...what with one thing and another, I've missed the last couple of months of our Day in the Life Project.bebe, RadioMan, myself and one of bebe's little friends went to a rehabilitation complex for injured wildlife recently and I thought this would make a great return to our group project, in a solo kind of way. Our project was (and is) to pick one day (the 4th of each month), taking pictures of our day and the posting the photos later in the month (the 24th). I'm posting early, but that's okay...it's also an…
  • #3OnThursday - Halloween Costumes!

    30 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Spring and Fall are my favorite seasons. As much as I love summer and as much as I love the snow in winter (you know, until we've had 5+ days of below-zero temperatures), there is something about the scents of budding flowers and growing grass...and of burning leaves and pumpkin everything that I can't get enough of. So much that I decorated our house this year before Labor Day. And I bought my first package of pumpkin spice M&Ms. I am a Fall addict.Which brings me to this weeks 3 on Thursday - Favorite Halloween Costumes!I loved dressing up for Halloween as a kid - I can remember being a…
  • #TastyTuesday - Loaded Baked Potato Soup

    28 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Happy Tuesday, everyone! Y'all know by now my affinity for crockpot meals...well here comes one more. It's really warm on the NorthCoast today (and yesterday), but this is the perfect soup for a chilly day in the fall and winter...it's warm and hearty and it makes the house smell so good!Here we go: Crockpot Loaded Baked Potato SoupIngredients:30 ounce bag of frozen hashbrowns (I like the cubed kind, you could also cube 1.5 pounds of raw potatoes)28 ounces of chicken broth (you can sub veggie broth nicely)10 ounce can cream of chicken soup1 tablespoon minced onion (i like the dried stuff,…
  • #3onThursday - Can't Be Without Authors

    23 Oct 2014 | 8:07 am
    I posted on WordWranglers earlier this week about a few of the books that I adored growing up. Which got me thinking about the books (and authors) I adore now. Which made me ask myself this question: If I were stranded on a desert island and had the books of only three authors, which three would they be?I wondered if, perhaps, I could Stephen-King-inize myself and bring along the authors so they'd have to keep writing new books for me to read, a'la Misery....but that's kind of cheating. Plus, I don't want my favorite authors to think I'm stalkery or anything. I probably just killed that by…
  • #TastyTuesday - Wisconsin Cheese Soup

    21 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Time for another Tasty Tuesday recipe - last Saturday it was a blustery day here on the NorthCoast, and I think blustery always calls for soup! So I made my Wisconsin Cheese Soup and, man, was it delish! That's it right over there...doesn't it look yummy?Okay, here are the ingredients:2 Cups of Chicken Broth (you can sub Vegetable Broth if wanted, it tastes just as yum)1 Cup of Beer (optional, but I do think it adds a little something)1/4 cup onion, finely chopped2 minced garlic cloves1 tsp. Cumin12 ounces of sharp cheddar cheese, shredded (don't sub Velveeta, pleeeeeeeze, it won't taste the…
 
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    Ryshia Kennie

  • Remembrance Day - Lest we Forget

    Ryshia Kennie
    11 Nov 2014 | 10:20 am
    It's a rather sobering Remembrance Day.  Not that they all aren't a reminder of the sacrifice so many made and continue to make.  But today is the 100th Anniversary of World War I.  Combine that withthe shock of having two soldiers killed on Canadian soil within the last three weeks and it's drawn a large crowd to Parliament Hill and the national memorial service.(Sean Kilpatrick/Canadian Press)I wasn't able to watch the ceremony this year which I do every year on TV or at the local cenotaph.  But I'm not in the country and it's not on TV, at least not on my cable…
  • 10 Nov 2014 | 7:46 pm

    Ryshia Kennie
    10 Nov 2014 | 7:46 pm
    Choices and Illusions - you may have remembered the its release but it was so good -  it's out again - in paperback and about time!  Just in time to celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of Eldon Taylor's Progressive Awareness Research and just in time for Christmas, or just in time for a life changing read.  It's a fantastic book that will power-stoke your life by giving you the tools you need to succeed.Choices and Illusions is available at all online and retail bookstores.  To participate in the celebratory event Eldon has put together including a chance to win a $500…
  • New Release - Legacy of Fear

    Ryshia Kennie
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:31 am
    Imagine a language - lost.Imagine, a unique language that is written, not spoken.Imagine, a language written by and for women.Imagine - the possibilities of such a language.My latest romantic suspense is out!Just released...Legacy of FearAndra Vandersan is an expert code breaker, as fiercely independent and beautiful as she is brilliant. Working at the highest levels of deciphering, she's always remained at a safe distance from the seamy underworld of Hong Kong's criminal elite--but that's about to change.  When her next-door neighbour is brutally murdered in a way that suggests the work…
  • Among The Giants

    Ryshia Kennie
    9 Oct 2014 | 6:11 pm
    Featuring my review of the motivational book:  Among the Giants, by Jesse LeBeauI read Among the Giants and finished the last page feeling Motivated!!!  That's the best compliment I can give a motivational book.  Now the author Jesse LeBeau is on tour with his book and as part of the tour he's giving away a Deuce Brand watch - check out the rafflecopter entry at the bottom of the post along with the list of other blogs on the tour.First, let me introduce the author, Jesse LeBeau:Over the course of the last couple of years, Jesse has propelled himself from a small, Alaskan…
  • Anger - By Tiffany Brown

    Ryshia Kennie
    15 Aug 2014 | 5:53 am
    This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Dr. Brown will be awarding an ebook copy of Anger: How to Control It So It Won't Control You to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.Everyone has experienced it at least once in their life. Some have experienced it at least every day. I have traveled all over the world and have seen it in every place. I have struggled with it as well. It’s a family problem for generations. It can be your greatest motivator or worst enemy.Anger. Anger…
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    Susan Says

  • Freezing Friday

    21 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    Wow, did winter slam up or what this week? I'm enjoying my fireplace and being home alone while all the menfolk are on a golfing holiday in Myrtle Beach. It's lovely. Besides getting ahead on my blog posts, I'm completing the rough outline for my next novel.The other thing that has taken a few hours of my day is doing some food shopping for Thanksgiving. I make a list, go shop and then make another list for all the things I forgot to put on the first list. Not fun times though I love the day, I don't care for the shopping leading up to it. It's a great family day though. And that brings us to…
  • Series Bible

    19 Nov 2014 | 12:30 am
    I write my books in series and I love reading books in series. My fantasy series are one story arc carried out over three or four books. My romance series are each complete stories on their own but occur in the same world and always with connections between characters. For example, in my Recon Marine romance series, all the heroes were connected by being part of the same disbanded regiment of genetically engineered soldiers. My latest series, Warriors of Gaviron, deals with the three warrior survivors of an alien race who come to the rescue of distant Earthling colonies.One of the ways I keep…
  • Books That Travel

    16 Nov 2014 | 11:00 pm
    I've been extremely busy finishing up The Warrior and the Governor, the second book in my Warriors of Gaviron series of science fiction romance. The past two weeks reminded me how fortunate I am in family. My husband has been super supportive as have my sons. My daughter in Morocco offered to help any way she can, such as guesting on my blog. I wasn't sure what to expect. As her habit, she far exceeded my expectations. The two of us share many things and one of our deepest connections is our love of books. She's been busy carrying that love to different parts of the world.Books That Travel…
  • Flying Friday

    14 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    No, I'm not flying anywhere but time is flying by. This week has been hours and hours of writing. Fun but time goes by so fast when I'm writing the last chapters in a WIP. If things go well, I'll be typing The End within a few days.In case you missed it, the new A to Z Blogging Challenge Team for 2015 was announced yesterday. I'm proud and a little intimidated to be one of those team members for the first time but also very excited. Expect me to encourage your participation when sign up time comes along in late January.With my writing life so busy, I've been very particular about any hours I…
  • Past and Future

    12 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    Yesterday was Veterans Day here in the states. I always feel a sad mixture of pride in those who and are now serving, worry about those in harm's way currently, and loss at those who are gone. I miss my father more on Veterans Day than any other day of the year. Like many WWII vets, he seldom spoke of the war, but he lost friends there. And those that came home built something great. Hope you thought about those vets for at least a little while yesterday.My daughter has been getting more blogging experience and wrote an interesting post about her trip into the Sahara. They were fortunate to…
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    Cait London

  • Book Land's Early Christmas

    16 Nov 2014 | 6:01 pm
    Is it too early to think about Christmas? IMHO it is too early, prior to Thanksgiving.But in BookLand, authors are busy getting Christmas books out there. And so am I. (Check out my updated Book List)But the Other Side of me, that homey side is busy gift-making.I have a whole line-up this year, and beaucoup thanks to a good friend, Carolin. She helped me get down one crochet stitch, which has served me well during lots of stress. After a full day's work, I crochet dishcloths. It's so much fun choosing the colors to suit the person I want to gift. They are great little gifts. So me and my one…
  • Humor Mystery Novelette Series

    13 Nov 2014 | 10:29 am
    DEATH BY COUPON and DEATH BY SALSA DANCING  **Now on Kindle, available elsewhere soon.Introducing Sue Kowalski, a Kansas City suburb homicide detective. Recently divorced, Sue holds her own in the all-male force. As the smallest, most agile, Sue has been been hefted up, lowered down, and scrunched into places no woman should enter. She craves good bear-claw pastry, coffee, and Jose Morales, a co-worker. Her chances for the first two are good. Death by Coupon: A body found outside an alley dumpster has Sue working a new case. The Body was a couponer, desperate enough to climb into the…
  • Dealing with Novel Interruptus

    27 Oct 2014 | 9:35 pm
    Read More About My Christmas Stories... With the busy holidays straight ahead, every writer deals with Novel Interruptus.I’m doing quite a bit of DIY indie publishing which is hard to balance with writing time. And I've changed computer systems (a time-sucker for a writer), the usual family stuff, and now facing the upcoming holidays. I’m just now back into a story that has waited for months. In the last few days, I’ve picked up the story line and have been burning my fingertips on the keyboard. It feels so good.I’ve written other things in the months between when I had to stop this…
  • Love Fall and Pumpkins

    14 Oct 2014 | 5:27 am
    In the fall season, I love to get out and drive, snap some shots, and maybe visit some festivals.When looking for pumpkins for homemade pies, I think the ugliest pumpkin--a pale brown--has the best thick orange meat. FWIW: I think pumpkins should be stored and eaten, not massacred. I'm OK with painting them, though. :)Just now, the Ozarks are starting to turn into gorgeous fall color, which will flame across the hills. With a lot of nut trees, you can see wild turkeys along the road. They are not that pretty, but at least they are not the ugliest--turkey vultures.The leaves in the center are…
  • The Reoganized DIY Writer:

    6 Oct 2014 | 5:44 am
    NEW: THE LOVING SEASON: The MacLeans: 1AmazonNook  It's a New Publishing World: My background is “legacy” publishing, that is, the traditional big publishers and some of my books have been reverted to me. Others remain with the publishers. I’m slowly indie publishing my reverted books and new work, no easy process, and quite time-consuming, for a DIYer. It’s been a stiff learning curve. Info Note: THE LOVING SEASON was my first book as Cait London and the first of several MacLeans.AmazonNookRepeat: It's a whole new publishing world. FORGET the tons of paper swag, the review…
 
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    Jenyfer Matthews

  • Finished… Or Not

    Jenyfer
    16 Nov 2014 | 8:18 am
    There were no sports events this weekend and work was quiet too so I had no more excuses not to make some progress on the stairs. I thought that all I needed to do was paint the risers and the trim and aside some adding some trim pieces, I’d be done. Well you know how that goes… This has taken me so long, here is a quick review. This is how the stairs started. I am not a fan of wall to wall carpet in general and white carpet on the stairs? Always looks messy and is hard to vacuum: The landing was my biggest concern but once I saw this under the carpet, nothing was going to stop me…
  • Little by Little

    Jenyfer
    12 Nov 2014 | 9:41 am
    There have been a few lulls in all the activity lately that have allowed me to make some progress on stalled projects. One of those projects is the stairwell. I finally had some time to tape off the treads and prime the risers. I thought I’d be able to get the risers painted last week as well – painting doesn’t take that long once you actually start – but then I noticed how many nail holes needed to be filled. So I filled the nail holes… and then got busy with other stuff again. At my current rate of progress, by the time that I get the risers and trim painted it…
  • For Every Season There is a Menu

    Jenyfer
    5 Nov 2014 | 4:59 am
    It’s officially official: it’s fall. Frankly, when you get snow on Halloween, it is practically winter. I have certain meals I’ll cook no matter what time of year it is, but I do have other meals I only cook in certain seasons. I make pasta all year long, but pasta salads are more of a summer meal. Anything with pesto is pretty much limited to summertime (though I do have some stashed in my freezer to break up the monotony of winter). When it’s hot outside, I tend to like to stick to lighter, simpler meals – meals that don’t require me to turn on the oven…
  • Coming Up For Air

    Jenyfer
    3 Nov 2014 | 11:50 am
    I looked at my posts and was shocked to see how long it has been since I last posted. Also not shocked given how busy I’ve been with work. My brain has been so fried I can barely remember what I’ve done or said five minutes ago let alone find anything interesting to comment on. And you haven’t been missing much by my not posting much because I’ve been absolutely buried with work stuff and I’m sure that my whining about being busy gets tiresome. I’m tired of my own whining. And I’m just plain tired – working nearly 60 hours a week on top of…
  • Song Therapy

    Jenyfer
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:55 am
    There are people who have a knack for remembering names and some people who have a knack for remember numbers – birthdays, phone numbers, formulas. I have a useless knack for remembering song lyrics. I love music and listen to whenever possible – in the car, in the kitchen when I’m cooking, on the radio when I’m doing projects around the house. Even if I don’t have music actually playing out loud, I almost always have a song playing in my head. I remember lyrics to songs that I liked but also to songs that I hate. If I’ve ever actually listened to a song I…
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    On Writing & Publishing by Robin D. Owens

  • Celta Thursday. Heart Choice re: Pinky becoming a FamCat:

    20 Nov 2014 | 11:32 am
    Celta Thursday. Heart Choice re: Pinky becoming a FamCat: THIS ORIGINALLY TOOK PLACE IN HEART CHOICE AT A DINNER IN T'ASH RESIDENCE WITH: ANTENN, MITCHELLA CLOVER'S WARD; PINKY, ANTENN'S CAT; T'ASH (HERO OF HEARTMATE); DANITH D'ASH THE ANIMAL HEALER (HEROINE OF HEARTMATE); MITCHELLA CLOVER (HEROINE OF HEART CHOICE); STRAIF T'BLACKTHORN (HERO OF HEART CHOICE). DRINA, STRAIF'S FAMCAT, IS MENTIONED.Talk around the table lapsed into comfortable silence. Antenn cleared his throat and the adults fastened their gazes on him. His face was one of mulish determination. He lifted his chin. "Pinky wants…
  • For New Friends: Feral Magic

    17 Nov 2014 | 7:39 am
    All right, for my new friends, who might not know. I did publish an ENOVELLA about 2 years ago for $2.99 here: http://amzn.to/1yd83sW The ghost books took me in a different direction, but I'm hopeful I'll get back to Dak and Brandy...A blue moon rises, bringing with it magic and danger to a sleeping Denver.Brandy Svensson mourns her lost soldier fiancee and struggles to move on. Her own near-death experience has brought her an odd "gift" – she has a telepathic connection with cats. She's coping with life’s changes until the night she finds a lost jaguar cub, just the start of the greatest…
  • Celta Thursday, Heart Fire cut (because too creepy)

    13 Nov 2014 | 7:24 pm
    Celta Thursday: HEART FIRE, Cut because too creepy (said mentor), Tiana touring TQ after being requested to reside there:"Do you have tears in your eyes?" TQ asked.She sniffed. "Yes. I truly am honored.""May I have some of your tears?"Wiping a finger under her eyes, she gathered a few droplets, touched them to the doorjamb and saw them vanish.TQ sighed like the wind passing along his windows. "You are generous. I like the feel of your tears, priestess.""I hope that you don't want me to shed a lot of them while I'm here," she said, walking again along the corridor, turning right to follow the…
  • Belated Celta Thursday: SPOILER FOR HEART FIRE

    7 Nov 2014 | 5:24 am
    Belated Celta, sorry, I lost track of the days. I wrote some of the flashback to the night Tiana's Family's house was firebombed in Antenn's Point of View. Here's a bit:"You're looking out the windows, yes?" Primross asked."Yes," girl's voice pitched even higher with tension, with fear. "Artemisia is hiding under the desk, but I can't. I can't. I have to see who would hate us so that they threw a firebomb in our house. Who?""And you can see faces," Primross continued."Yes!""Which room are you in?""The ResidenceDen in back. I think they are all around the house. I need to check…
  • HEART FIRE OUT TOMORROW!!! EEEEEK, SQUEE?

    3 Nov 2014 | 2:06 pm
    http://www.amazon.com/Heart-Fire-Celta-Book-13-ebook/dp/B00INIJHVO/ref=la_B001HCRY18_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1415052354&sr=1-1HEART FIRE OUT TOMORROW!!! EEEEEK, SQUEE?
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    Camy's Loft

  • 22 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am

    Camy Tang
    22 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    He said incredulously, “Felicity has barred you from the dining room?”“Nothing quite so barbaric. You know how fanatically she values order and appearances. She does not wish an odd number of guests at table tonight.”Gerard’s face grew thunderous. “That is outside of enough.”“Gerard, I shall not be missed in the least.” While she knew it was true, saying it out loud seemed to hammer it into her chest with an hollow blow. No one would notice her absence, and indeed, some members of the party would even welcome it.Her words seemed to have shocked him. Finally he sputtered,…
  • 21 Nov 2014 | 12:00 pm

    Camy Tang
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:00 pm
    “Are you here to see Ellie?” she asked.“Yes. I can hear the noise from the nursery all the way down the staircase.”“All the children are excited to be with their cousins again.”“I recall we were that way, at their age.”She had lived for the times he had joined their large family gatherings. His father’s close friendship with her uncle Edward had enabled him to practically grow up with her and her cousins, at least until he went to sea. He had never known how much she cared for him, how she had pined for him with girlish tears. She was a girl no longer, but she still felt…
  • 21 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am

    Camy Tang
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    He was careful in climbing the stairs, his good leg beginning to shake with the strain from the two flights of the grand staircase. When he finally reached the drawing room, Miranda had disappeared.He lowered himself into a gold and white striped chair, but his leg gave out and he fell heavily into the seat, making it wobble on its delicately carved legs. He winced. Yes, Gerard, the quickest way to cultivate Cecil’s good graces is to break his furniture.--From The Spinster's Christmas in Mistletoe Kisses, 99 cents only until Nov 30thKindleiBooksKobobooks.comNook
  • 20 Nov 2014 | 8:04 pm

    Camy Tang
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:04 pm
    Dorsetshire, EnglandDecember 23rd, 1810“I am heartily sick of your complaining and moaning, you old woman,” Lady Wynwood told her companion lounging on the seat across from her in her travelling coach.The “old woman” was in actuality a fit man in his fourth decade, a rugged face and easy smile hovering on the edges of his mouth. His jaw might not be as firm as twenty years ago, but he was still the handsome buck Laura had first met when she had her debut in London, and he knew it, too. “Reduced to name-calling, Laura?” Solomon Drydale drawled.“Would you rather I simply open this…
  • Gerard's scarf & Prelude giveaway!

    Camy Tang
    17 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    I’ve been knitting the wool scarf my hero gives the heroine in my Regency novella, The Spinster’s Christmas, based off of a knitting pattern that I’m pretty sure is from the Regency era. I admit I haven’t actually finished the scarf, but I’m posting the giveaway now because I’m reasonably sure it’ll be done before the giveaway ends. :) Here’s the link to my Ravelry project page if you’re interested.I’m also giving away 10 copies of my Regency romance, Prelude for a Lord! US winners will receive a print or ebook copy (your choice) of Prelude for a Lord, but International…
 
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    Laurie J. Edwards ~ Author, Artist, Dreamer...

  • A Trip to the Maine Coast

    lje1
    1 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    To celebrate the start of a new month, I’m welcoming another friend with a book release, Marcia Strykowski. Marcia’s second book, AMY’S CHOICE, debuts today, so I invited her to tell a bit about herself and give some tips to aspiring as well as experienced writers. So glad you could join us, Marcia. I have plenty of questions, so I hope you’ll settle back with a cup of tea and enjoy a long visit. Where are you from and how has that and/or where you have lived/visited influenced your work? I grew up in Massachusetts, but often traveled to Maine and New Hampshire. Most…
  • Halloween Madness: Little Dead Riding Hood

    lje1
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Because it’s Halloween, I wanted to showcase something scary and literature-related. What could be better than announcing a friend’s new book called –yep, LITTLE DEAD RIDING HOOD? So welcome to Amie and Bethanie Borst, who agreed to talk about the book and share some of their secrets about how they came up with such a creative idea for their SCARY EVER LAUGHTER series, which also includes CINDERSKELLER and SNOW FRIGHT. Oh, and be sure to read all the way to the end for a chance to win a free copy. Just enter your info in the Rafflecopter and maybe it’ll conjure up an…
  • Painting on the Canvas of Your Life

    lje1
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:11 am
    Art by Ali Spagnola I’ve been reading Panache Desai’s Discovering Your Soul Signature and wanted to share one of the meditations from the book: Imagine that your life can be portrayed on a canvas….When you look at this canvas, you’ll see see everything that’s been placed there. And most of it doesn’t originate from you…. As you’ve moved on through life, external labels have been superimposed on the canvas…. People have told us who we are, and this fills the canvas too. Now start pulling off those labels…. Peel away those limitations.
  • Domestic Violence Victim Speaks Out

    lje1
    9 Oct 2014 | 1:39 pm
    For more information: Jessica DeFranco 203/458-4646 jdefranco <at> rowman <dot> com   Domestic Violence Victim Speaks Out Former abuse victim Alexis Moore helps abuse and cybercrime victims. Now she shares her secrets in her book Cyber Self-Defense. To tweet this news, copy and paste: http://bit.ly/1rjG05m to Twitter with #noexcuseforabuse Everyone wonders why Janay Rice didn’t just leave. Alexis Moore, a former abuse and cyberstalking victim has the answer. “Deep inside many victims blame themselves for the violence, and leaving is no guarantee the abuser won’t track…
  • Feeling Overwhelmed by Life?

    lje1
    2 Oct 2014 | 8:11 am
    Sometimes when problems pile up, it’s easy to get discouraged. Here’s one family’s refreshing way of teaching their daughter to never quit, never say can’t. It’s amazing what someone with a “can-do” attitude is able to accomplish. After watching this, you’ll never look at your problems in the same way again. And often, life has even greater surprises in store.
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    Astraea Press

  • My Town in Three Photos - Mackinac Island

    22 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
     by Krysten Lindsay Hager I grew up in Michigan and one of my favorite places to visit in the summer has always been Mackinac Island. It’s located between Michigan's Upper and Lower Peninsulas and is pronounced “mack-in-awe.” The island is known for its beautiful views, historic architecture, and, oh yeah, the fudge. Mackinac Island fudge is famous (and delicious) and tourists are often referred to as, “fudgies.”To get to the island you take a ferry.    There are no cars on the island. To get around you either take a horse drawn carriage, a bicycle, or walk.
  • AP Author Spotlight: Shea McIntosh Ford

    20 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    Shea McIntosh Ford Website: Blog: http://sheaford.wordpress.com/Twitter ID: @SheaFord1Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/SheaMcIntoshFordGoogle +: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SheaMcIntoshFordPinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/stringdancer/ Describe yourself in three words:Christian, student, scribbler. Tell us a little about your latest release:The Stone of KingsTwelve year old Ardan is hopelessly distracted because he wants to meet a real faerie. But when he gets his hands on a mysterious red book loaded with faerie spells and accidentally sends himself three hundred…
  • RELEASE DAY: Tara Mayoros "Eight Birds for Christmas"

    18 Nov 2014 | 3:13 pm
    Blurb:In the Christmas novella Eight Birds for Christmas, a Holiday funeral sends Laidan into a dormancy of sadness. Holed up in her mother's lake house with her best friend and her bodyguard, birds appear one by one as gifts that help her through a time of grieving. Each birds carries with it a word and a hope that things will begin to look up.Hurt from the realization that the rock star life Laidan led had made her selfish, the birds reveal forgotten memories and glimpses into how she can become a better person. It will take confronting her past to make peace with her future. By taking to…
  • RELEASE DAY: J.J. Nite "His Christmas Bride"

    18 Nov 2014 | 2:14 am
    Blurb:Hugh Alexander, Earl of Kerry, returned from the war physically and emotionally scarred. He is determined to never set foot inside of a ballroom again, convinced that no one would want him anyway. Hugh isolates himself and says it is only until he heals, and then he meets Annabelle. She doesn’t appear to be effected by his appearance and is quite beautiful. If only she wasn’t a maid in his household.Annabelle has lived and worked in the Earl’s townhouse her whole life. She knows nothing about her family and since her mother’s passing ten years earlier, has no one to ask about…
  • RELEASE DAY: Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy "Tidings of Comfort and Joy"

    18 Nov 2014 | 2:01 am
    Blurb:They met during the holiday season and married in May.  Jessica savored every moment of happiness with her beloved husband Johnny but their newlywed bliss is shattered when he’s caught in a storm on the lake on the Fourth of July.  First missing, then presumed dead, Johnny Devereaux appears to be gone and everyone mourns him except his wife.  Jessica refuses to believe he could be dead and she steadfastly refuses to give up hope that he is alive and will return.As the months pass, each holiday is another reminder of his absence and it becomes harder to believe but she…
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    Fierce Romance

  • New Releases! New Bears! Time Has Run Out…

    Terry Spear
    22 Nov 2014 | 4:56 am
    Nov22Kiss of the Vampire is now available with its new cover. The print version looks like it’s still not available with the new cover. They said 3-5 days and it was uploaded yesterday. It is also available in audiobook and still waiting for the cover to change on that.Kiss of the Vampire(Blood Moon Series, Book 1)Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance » FantasyThe motto of the vampires is that humans have to deal with problems on their own. But when Levka and his friends risk all to save human girls, he is injured and so the adventure begins. A…
  • Plotting and Planning - A Writer's Manual

    Carly Carson
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Plotting and Planning--a #Writing Manual, Here for #NaNoWriMo! (@suzdemello #MFRWAuthor #iamwriting)Hey there, aspiring authors! Ever wondered how an author plots and writes a book?Wonder no more! Suzie deMello is here to tell you the secrets, or at least a few of them.Plotting and Planningis Suzie’s second writing treatise, following the best-selling Write This, Not That!  Here’s the blurb:Another engaging, witty writing primer from Suz deMello, whose Write This, Not That! was an Amazon bestseller. Plotting, point of view, character creation, conflict and much more are…
  • Thanksgiving Creep

    Cameo Brown
    20 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    Is it me, or did the holiday season get here a little too quickly this year? Is anyone else feeling in a rush to get ready for Thanksgiving? I know that I am, and I don't even have that much to do.We're going to my son's for the big feast day, and so all we have to do is bring some small token of appreciation, like cookies or something. So I'm planning to bake cookies and I realize suddenly that Thanksgiving is NEXT WEEK. How did that happen? I love the holidays, but seriously...did the earth start spinning faster or something? How did Thanksgiving creep up on me like this?And what does that…
  • Love Those Athletic Highlanders and GIVEAWAY

    Vonda Sinclair
    18 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    My Dark Highlander by Nancy Lee BadgerWhen you hear the word Highlander or see it splashed across a book cover, what ideas instantly come to mind? Scotland, of course, but I bet you think of muscled warriors draped in plaid wool, or castles full of lairds or chieftains who steal pretty women from neighboring clans. Romance is part of the charm, while kidnappings, battles, swords and bagpipes make a Highland story (like mine) bring these ancient, mystical warriors to life.I haven’t visited Scotland yet, but I have experienced the sights, sounds, and flavors of Scottish life by attending…
  • Cover Reveal!! Bound to Surrender coming soon!

    Natasha Moore
    17 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    Isn't it beautiful? The talented Lacey Savage does it again!Love is nothing but an illusion. Heiress Gabriella Winslow learned that lesson years ago when her magician boyfriend abandoned her, sick and alone, hundreds of miles from home. In the years that followed, she’s tried to forget him and the erotic bondage games they used to play. But the life she’s made for herself since then still leaves her restless and yearning for something more.Now a successful illusionist, Alexander Black has returned to settle an old score. And to seduce Gabriella. With a blindfold and handcuffs and blood…
 
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    Love

  • Author SUZ deMELLO Is Here Today!

    22 Nov 2014 | 4:32 pm
    Please help me welcome Author Suz deMello and her new release PERILOUS PLAY! Perilous Play by Suz deMello I’m so pleased to be a part of the eighth What to Read After Fifty Shadesof Grey boxed set, which includes squirm-inducing, edgy erotic fiction. My fictionalized memoir is part of this set.Check it out:One woman’s journey into the contemporary kink underworld, Perilous Play is Suz deMello’s explosive personal account of her experiences with BDSM. Engaging and honest, this groundbreaking memoir will grab you and never let you go. Here's an excerpt:Trapper’s first word to me…
  • HAPPY HALLOWEEN... and Happy House Spirits!

    31 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    In honor of Halloween, we're celebrating (and running from) all kinds of paranormal creatures and spirits! Here's one you should know about in case one takes up residence in your house.Puck Puck is best known as a house spirit that attaches itself to a household and tends to the leftover chores of the family. It will churn butter, do needlework, sweep the entry and perform many other manual tasks.As payment Puck requires that someone from the abode leave out a gift for him, whether bread, cream, or something valuable. If the homeowner neglects to reward it or if you dare to cross it,…
  • Happy Halloween - Time For Witches, Goblins and Ghosts!

    30 Oct 2014 | 6:34 pm
    Halloweenby Mary Jane CarrWitches flying past on broomsticks,Black cats leaping here and there,White-robed spooks on every corner,Mournful moaning in the air.Goblins peering out of windows,Spirit-things that rap and run-But don't be scared-it’s just October,Having one last hour of fun!Happy Spook Day to all! How about chillin' out with a scary ghost story this weekend? Chasing the Dead is my latest release, a Western Romance (Paranormal). Read the blurb below and then grab your copy at your favorite venue.Chasing the Dead, a Bannister Brothers NovelThe Apache kidnapped me to dispel an evil…
  • This Week's Word - Means Phantom or Ghost!

    26 Oct 2014 | 11:43 pm
    EidolonNoun [ahy-doh-luh]1. An image or representation of an idea; a representation of an ideal form; an apparition of some actual or imaginary entity, or of some aspect of reality.2. A phantom, a ghost or elusive entity.3. One of the small floating winged figures frequently found in Greek art, especially on Greek vases. They are sometimes quite human, with wings; sometimes half human, half bird, like harpies, and of both sexes. They are supposed to represent the human soul, being similar to the Egyptian conception.Origin: Greek-eidolon, eidos, form. First known use: 1828.Eidolon is worth 8…
  • First Chapter Read - Chasing the Dead #western #romance

    23 Oct 2014 | 11:33 pm
    Chasing the Dead, a Bannister Brothers NovelWestern Romance (Paranormal) Five Star Review"Ghost and Evil Spirits, Oh My! Talking about one exciting adventurous story – WOW! This captivating story combines Indian culture spiritual beliefs with Catholic spiritual casting of Evil Spirits in order to conquer a cursed ghost and send him on to the depths of hell where he belongs." About Chasing the Dead The Apache kidnapped me to dispel an evil ghost from their village. If I tell them I don't possess the same skills as my madre, they'll cut my throat and feed me to the dogs. Celesta was the…
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    Falling In Love With Romance

  • Interview with Hugh Howey

    Suzie Quint
    23 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    Insights from Hugh Howey. Lots of good stuff about things like foreign translations and what publishing will look like in the future.
  • Thursday Writing Quote ~ Syd Field

    Suzie Quint
    19 Nov 2014 | 11:46 pm
    A good idea is not a good idea unless it's executed properly - Syd Field
  • Tuesday Teaser - Racing in the Rain

    Suzie Quint
    18 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    I'm not a big fan of talking animals. If you give me a choice between the original version of The Incredible Journey with its narrator voice over and the remake that gives the animals voices, I'll pick the original every time and be crying by the closing credits. Experience has taught me that if I watch it again within a week's time, I'll also start blubbering at the opening credits. *sigh* Well, sometimes you just need a good cry. That's why I was so surprised at how much I like The Art of Racing in the Rain. It's told from the dog's point of view, but Enzo understands that he is a dog and…
  • The Soundtrack - The Charlie Daniels Band

    Suzie Quint
    16 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
     In Knight of Hearts, Rachel is a big fan of Outlaw Country. Charlie Daniels is one of those outlaws. The fiddle has always had a place in country music, but no one has brought it to forefront like Charlie Daniels. The band's biggest hit is the crossover song, The Devil Went Down To Georgia. It's a song I expect folks who don't even like country music know. I have a friend in Seattle who sings Irish Folk music, and I asked him once what qualified music as "folk." His answer was that it told a story. By that definition, Charlie is as much a folk singer as he is country, so I included…
  • Thursday Writing Quote ~ George R R Martin

    Suzie Quint
    13 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    In creative writing classes in college, the professors will say, ‘Write what you know.’ And that’s often misinterpreted to mean you should write a thinly veiled autobiography. [Like] a graduate student in English Literature at University, writing a story in which the hero is a graduate student in English Literature at University. It would seem to, on the surface, disallow science fiction and fantasy and so forth, since none of us are actually barbarians or knights or lords or even peasants. But I think you have to interpret ‘Write what you know’ much more broadly than that. We’re…
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    Fiction Vixen Book Reviews

  • Amy’s Friday Five – 5 Best Freebies This Week!

    FV Sophia
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    The Duchess War by Courtney Milan 0.00 AMZ B&N KOBO Too Fast by Alexia Haynes 0.00 AMZ B&N KOBO Bad Company by K.A. Mitchell 0.00 AMZ B&N KOBO Douglas: Lord of Heartache by Grace Burrowes 0.00 AMZ B&N KOBO Summer Wine by Jess Dee 0.00 AMZ B&N KOBO These bargains were found at AMZ (US) and prices were good as of the time of this posting. We’ve included search links for BN, Sony and Kobo however all books and/or pricing may not be available at those stores or the books may be AMZ only publications. We hope you’ll find some great book deals! Amy’s Friday Five…
  • Day 6 – Final Day of Our Big Book Giveaway

    FV Sophia
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    This is it. We’re done giving away books forever!! Just kidding. We’ll probably do this again next month. I just felt a little dramatic for a minute. Open to all, use the Rafflecopter below to enter. a Rafflecopter giveaway Enter on each Rafflecopter before it’s over! Day 6 – Final Day of Our Big Book Giveaway was first published on Fiction Vixen
  • Day 5 of Our Big Book Giveaway

    FV Sophia
    20 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
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    Cristal | Book Addict
    19 Nov 2014 | 8:35 am
    Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine. The goal is to spotlight upcoming books that I am super excited for.This week I am waiting on Conspiracy of Blood and Smoke (Prisoner of Night & Fog #2) by Anne Blankman.Publication: April 21, 2015Publisher: Balzer + BrayThe girl known as Gretchen Whitestone has a secret: She used to be part of Adolf Hitler’s inner circle. More than a year after she made an enemy of her old family friend and fled Munich, she lives with a kindly English family, posing as an ordinary German immigrant, and is preparing to graduate from…
  • Twice Tempted (Night Prince #2) by Jeaniene Frost

    Cristal | Book Addict
    18 Nov 2014 | 8:41 am
    Publication: March 26, 2013Publisher: AvonSource: BoughtDating the Prince of Darkness has its challenges...Leila's psychic abilities have been failing her, and now she isn't sure what the future holds. If that weren't enough, her lover, Vlad, has been acting distant. Though Leila is a mere mortal, she's also a modern woman who refuses to accept the cold shoulder treatment forever–especially from the darkly handsome vampire who still won't admit that he loves her.Like choosing between eternal love and a loveless eternity...Soon circumstances send Leila back to the carnival circuit, where…
  • Creed by Trisha Leaver & Lindsay Currie

    Cristal | Book Addict
    13 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Publication: November 8, 2014Publisher: FluxSource: PublisherThree went in. Three came out. None even a shadow of who they once were.When their car breaks down, Dee, her boyfriend Luke, and his brother Mike walk through a winter storm to take refuge in a nearby town called Purity Springs. When they arrive, the emergency sirens are blaring and the small farming town seems abandoned. With no other shelter, they spend the night in an empty house.But they soon discover that not everything in Purity Springs is as it seems. When the town's inhabitants suddenly appear the next morning, Dee, Luke,…
  • Waiting on Wednesday #42

    Cristal | Book Addict
    12 Nov 2014 | 8:24 pm
    Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine. The goal is to spotlight upcoming books that I am super excited for.This week I am waiting on What Waits in the Woods by Kieran Scott.Publication: March 31, 2015Publisher: PointIt's a beautiful, sunny day. Callie Velasquez holds hands with her boyfriend Jeremy as they follow Callie's new BFFs Penelope and Lissa up the trail. The four friends are embarking on a camping trip -- a trip that immediately goes awry. They lose their way on the trail, and encounter a charismatic stranger with questionable motives. And when Callie…
  • Attachments by Rainbow Rowell

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    6 Nov 2014 | 8:33 am
    Publication: April 14, 2011Publisher: Plume / PenguinSource: Publisher"Hi, I'm the guy who reads your e-mail, and also, I love you . . . "Beth Fremont and Jennifer Scribner-Snyder know that somebody is monitoring their work e-mail. (Everybody in the newsroom knows. It's company policy.) But they can't quite bring themselves to take it seriously. They go on sending each other endless and endlessly hilarious e-mails, discussing every aspect of their personal lives.Meanwhile, Lincoln O'Neill can't believe this is his job now- reading other people's e-mail. When he applied to be "internet…
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