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  • Mackenzies Reading Order

    Writer's Blog: Blog of romance author Jennifer Ashley
    6 Oct 2014 | 12:52 pm
    I'm already getting questions about why the latest Mackenzies/McBride (Rules for a Proper Governess) is set before Daniel's book (this on is 1885; Danile is 1890). I posted an explanation on my website, and I'm copying it here:http://www.jenniferashley.com/jennifer-ashley-books/highland-pleasures/mackenzies-series-chronology-and-reading-order/The Mackenzies series jumps around a bit in chronology after the first four books. Two lists are below: the first, publication order; the second, order in which events take place.Publication OrderThe Madness of Lord Ian MackenzieLady Isabella’s…
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    The Crayon Box
    5 Oct 2014 | 6:45 am
    I blogged at Kate Hill's blog today for her Halloween Contest! And check out the ways to enter to her contests!
  • TBT: Tempted by the Night

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    Elizabeth
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:40 am
    Thought I’d go with my paranormal, haunted, ghoulish, monster/Jane Austen story, Tempted by the Night, for Halloween Eve. So many people have asked why I decided to write historicals with paranormal elements, and I have to admit that I never set out deliberately to do it, rather the story/series idea would not go away and haunted me until I wrote them. So after writing the first one, His Mistress by Morning, I knew I would never escape without writing Hermione’s story (well, make that Rockhurst’s). I got so many emails about him, pleading for his story, something that didn’t…
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    Heidi
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
  • Strictly, Lewis, Downton and Createspace

    JEN BLACK author
    26 Oct 2014 | 9:19 am
    Soon I should be free of the Createspace thing that has dominated my life for the past fortnight. I have just submitted the third, or it might be the fourth attempt at a clean ms. Fingers crossed - I think this is almost it!It will be a relief to get back to more normal pursuits for a while. Once Amazon has it up for sale I'll have to start the dreaded Promo work, but until then I can relax for a bit and enjoy other things. Such as Strictly Come Dancing, which was on last night. I think it is week five and I'm finding it is not so interesting as it used to be. There may be several reasons for…
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    Writer's Blog: Blog of romance author Jennifer Ashley

  • Mackenzies Reading Order

    6 Oct 2014 | 12:52 pm
    I'm already getting questions about why the latest Mackenzies/McBride (Rules for a Proper Governess) is set before Daniel's book (this on is 1885; Danile is 1890). I posted an explanation on my website, and I'm copying it here:http://www.jenniferashley.com/jennifer-ashley-books/highland-pleasures/mackenzies-series-chronology-and-reading-order/The Mackenzies series jumps around a bit in chronology after the first four books. Two lists are below: the first, publication order; the second, order in which events take place.Publication OrderThe Madness of Lord Ian MackenzieLady Isabella’s…
  • New Website etc.

    25 Aug 2014 | 2:55 pm
    Apologies for taking forever to update this blog. I've been furiously busy finishing Mate Bond (Shifters Book 7), working on the next Captain Lacey novel, and getting my websites (Allyson James and Jennifer Ashley) completely overhauled.I now have a pretty new website that combines Allyson and Jennifer into one! You can access it at either:http://www.jenniferashley.com orhttp://www.allysonjames.com My old one (jennifersromances) is still up, but I'm in process of sending it over to the new one.I have all info in one place, plus pull-down menus for each author and each series. Plus each series…
  • Print edition of Lone Wolf and Feral Heat

    7 Jul 2014 | 7:47 am
    At last, my publisher has set up preorders for the book that will gather Lone Wolf (Shifters 4.5) and Feral Heat (5.5) into one print volume. It will be called Shifter Mates, paperback edition only, sold in stores (and online). Here's the pre-order info at Amazon:http://www.amazon.com/Shifter-Shifters-Unbound-Jennifer-Ashley/dp/042526694X/It will be available in all stores--this is just where I saw it first.The cover they showed me is awesome--I will post it when it's "final."The pub date is in the spring--there are all kinds of complicated publisher reasons why they had to wait so long,…
  • New Allyson James--Shareem release today!

    9 Jun 2014 | 6:08 am
    Tales of the Shareem: Kieran officially releases today!!Apple: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id887311454Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KV060VMAmazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00KV060VMAmazon CA: http://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00KV060VMAmazon AU: https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B00KV060VMKobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/kieranNOOK: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/kieran-allyson-james/1119698824?ean=2940149186778All…
  • TWO Releases Today!! Perfect Mate and Double Hexed

    20 May 2014 | 10:54 am
    I have two releases today--2 novellas previously released as a part of anthologies, now available on their own as ebooks for $1.99 each! (Note that these are still in print--see the final paragraph of this post).Here are the many places you can find them:Double Hexed (Wherein Janet, a Stormwalker, her dragon-shifter boyfriend Mick, and their friends are trapped in her hotel by a deadly curse.)Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Double-Hexed-Allyson-James-ebook/dp/B00INIXRVU/B and…
 
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  • A blog to read!

    5 Oct 2014 | 6:45 am
    I blogged at Kate Hill's blog today for her Halloween Contest! And check out the ways to enter to her contests!
  • Kate Hill's Halloween Contest!

    1 Oct 2014 | 10:05 am
    I'm a participating author! Here's my page. You can see my Halloween Snoopy!  I'm giving away a Halloween box in the contest so check it out. There are also updates daily here.Boooooooooooooo!Mechele
  • A little Winter in spring

    15 Apr 2014 | 4:31 am
    Just got plants in the ground and now there is a freeze warning tonight. Figures. Especially since Winter's Risk released overnight!I'm so excited to share Josie, Zach, and Quinn's story! Not to mention finish off Carl and Rose's saga.  Will Rose get her third relationship together to win the bet? And at what cost to her own relationship?Buy here! Blurb: Rose Winter has brought two relationships together. But now she has her greatest challenge yet. A threesome. But will she risk her own relationship to make this difficult match?Josie’s not a bad person. She’s just dating…
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    26 Mar 2014 | 7:53 am
    I blogged at TRS Blue! http://trsblue.blogspot.com/2014/03/you-cant-always-get-what-you-want.html
  • 25 Mar 2014 | 5:28 am

    25 Mar 2014 | 5:28 am
    Winter's Source is on sale until Sunday! http://www.loose-id.com/specials/daily-deals.html
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    Elizabeth Boyle » Blog

  • TBT: Tempted by the Night

    Elizabeth
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:40 am
    Thought I’d go with my paranormal, haunted, ghoulish, monster/Jane Austen story, Tempted by the Night, for Halloween Eve. So many people have asked why I decided to write historicals with paranormal elements, and I have to admit that I never set out deliberately to do it, rather the story/series idea would not go away and haunted me until I wrote them. So after writing the first one, His Mistress by Morning, I knew I would never escape without writing Hermione’s story (well, make that Rockhurst’s). I got so many emails about him, pleading for his story, something that didn’t…
  • 5 Things About Melissa McClone

    Elizabeth
    28 Oct 2014 | 3:52 am
    I am so thrilled to have my dear friend, Melissa McClone on the blog today. Melissa and I had our kids like one after another, have traded mom advice through it all, and relied on each other as sounding boards when things got (and still do get) crazy. We walk a very similar path and have so MUCH in common that sometimes it’s almost scary . . . Like our mutual need for Peanut Buster Parfaits while on deadline . . . 1) Did you have a nickname growing up? Yes! I was Missy for the first eighteen years of my life. When I went off to college, I started going by Melissa and have been that ever…
  • Sneak Peek: Meet Hannibal

    Elizabeth
    27 Oct 2014 | 10:06 am
    One of my favorite parts of The Viscount Who Lived Down the Lane is Hannibal, Louisa Tempest’s miscreant cat. A beast of a feline who is known far and wide for his bad manners, Louisa is always, well, you’ll see:    “I do believe I can remedy this,” Louisa told the viscount, catching up the pot and marching determinedly toward the house when a protest arose from underneath the lilac bush.    Rrrroew.    All three of them turned and she reversed course, climbing down through the weeds until she spied Hannibal tucked beneath. Moving quickly, she scooped him up.    “Bad…
  • Have You Met: Avon Addict Amy Valentini

    Elizabeth
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:55 am
    This week I would like you to meet Avon Addict Alum, Amy Valentini, the woman behind the popular blog, Unwrapping Romance and the editorial service, Romancing Editorially. But most of all, she LOVES romance. So please welcome, Amy Valentini. 1) Do you immediately start another book once you finished one? Yes. I have a mountain of a To Be Read list and I actually have to schedule my reading so I literally finish one book, mark it as read and move on to the next. 2) What is the very first romance novel that you read? The Flame and the Flower by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss, and I was hooked. 3) What…
  • TBT: Stealing the Bride

    Elizabeth
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:34 am
    Continuing my look back at the Danvers series, I cannot help but pause, make that linger over one of my all-time-favorite heroes, Temple. I can’t even tell you how much I have crushed on this man. My one and only Book Boyfriend. And here is how Temple came to life: Sometimes when you are writing a book, a single character sneaks up on you and boldly demands that their story be told next. When I was writing One Night of Passion, I hadn’t really given much thought to the character of Temple, Colin’s rakish cousin. But from the moment he stepped on the page, larger than life…
 
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  • Happy Halloween

    Heidi
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
  • Halloween Funnies

    Heidi
    29 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Since tomorrow is Halloween, how about some funnies today?
  • Happy Hunk Day

    Heidi
    28 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
  • random rant

    Heidi
    27 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The new Fall season of television is upon us, but as much as I’m enjoying Forever & NCIS: New Orleans, as well as the return of old favorites like The Walking Dead, NCIS, Supernatural, etc., I am still thoroughly pissed about the cancellations of Dracula & Almost Human. Two amazing shows, both with so much potential.  Not only have I missed them since their seasons wrapped up, but I’ve been waiting ever since for them to return—even knowing that wasn’t going to happen. And now, with all the new shows coming on & old shows coming back, I find myself eagerly…
  • truth

    Heidi
    26 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
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    JEN BLACK author

  • Strictly, Lewis, Downton and Createspace

    26 Oct 2014 | 9:19 am
    Soon I should be free of the Createspace thing that has dominated my life for the past fortnight. I have just submitted the third, or it might be the fourth attempt at a clean ms. Fingers crossed - I think this is almost it!It will be a relief to get back to more normal pursuits for a while. Once Amazon has it up for sale I'll have to start the dreaded Promo work, but until then I can relax for a bit and enjoy other things. Such as Strictly Come Dancing, which was on last night. I think it is week five and I'm finding it is not so interesting as it used to be. There may be several reasons for…
  • Cobwebs and proof copies

    23 Oct 2014 | 4:53 am
    My proof copy of Abduction of the Scots Queen arrived on schedule yesterday. I had such reluctance to open it in case I was going to be disappointed, but when dh opened the parcel, he was complimentary. I looked, and was pleasantly surprised. The glossy cover looks good. The text inside could maybe be a tad darker, but the size is OK.I didn't start reading it until today. In the first 33 pages there are 7 corrections to make. I thought it was going to be perfect! What worries me now is how many more there will be as I read on - and will it be easy to do them? At least three of the faults are…
  • Self-publishing and praise

    20 Oct 2014 | 3:01 am
    Time to turn my attention to something new - or two things - Promotion and A New Story.As autumn sets in here in Northumberland, the days are growing shorter and the nights longer. The days are still amazingly warm. Yesterday afternoon was 16.5 C and there are flowers blooming among the berries and fallen leaves. Last night I kept moving to a cool spot on the sheets and we have not had the heating on much at all yet, hence clammy towels in the bathroom, which I hate.But the weather will change, as it always does, and indoor pursuits will become more important - and the radiators will be hot…
  • Createspace covers

    13 Oct 2014 | 2:58 am
    Trying to  make a cover for my book in Createspace had me tearing my hair for a day or two because I got absolutely nowhere. I had ignored Cover Creator because I'd read somewhere on the internet that CC was crap and produced lousy covers.So there I was trying to load a PDF file and believe me I'm no computer geek. Nothing worked. I decided it would have to be Cover Creator or nothing, and after all this work I wasn't prepared to give up.I turned to the Cover Creator Community files, and learned that there were many, many cover designs to choose from, and that everything would be…
  • Struggles with Createspace

    9 Oct 2014 | 12:38 pm
    They say Createspace is easy - well, I beg to differ.The interior (ie the words of the story) was not a problem. All it takes is patience, an eagle eye and knowledge of the system. It will go easier next time, now I know what is required.But the covers - mon Dieu! I don't even understand the instructions! And Amazon instructions are always somewhat odd.I've found and downloaded the cover template. I have a front cover, a back cover and a spine waiting in Photoshop. How to transfer them to the Createspace template is the problem. I struggled all day yesterday and have nothing to show for it.
 
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    Jenna's Romantic Notions

  • 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,…
  • The Pink Heart Society: Time Out Thursday - Nail Art

    Jenna Bayley-Burke
    25 Sep 2014 | 6:39 am
    The Pink Heart Society: Time Out Thursday - Nail Art: Our Pink Heart Society columnist Jenna Bayley-Burke dreams about taking a time-out. On the beach with a pina colada. Until she actually runs away from home, she's always on the lookout for ways to take a little time to herself, even if it's only by doing her nails.
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  • An End and A Beginning

    Joely
    27 Oct 2014 | 6:24 pm
    This past weekend marked the end of the band season, except for performances at playoff football games.  I’m not actually that happy, because now I’m on morning drop off duty since she doesn’t have to get to school as early (they practiced every morning before school).  So I’m driving just as much, if not more. Now add to that some good news:  Middle made the junior high basketball team! When Princess tried out years ago, over 60 tried out and only 18 made it.  Not good odds.  She ended up in band and grateful basketball didn’t work out.  The first day of…
  • Good Crockpot Recipe

    Joely
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:55 pm
    Wednesday nights are just insane around here.  I usually have to go pick Princess up from writer’s guild after school, and somehow manage to feed the two youngest by 5:15 so they can go to basketball practice (they won’t get home until after 8).  I can’t make anything too spicy or weird because they’re going to be running. I’d gotten in the (lazy) habit of doing something like fish sticks and tater tots because they’re fast and easy, but not the healthiest.  (Plus I hate that kind of processed crap.) Then I found this recipe for easy Korean Beef in the…
  • Privacy and Trust

    Joely
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:29 am
    I like to run giveaways.  I like to shop for just the right prize to celebrate a new release, and then ship it to someone who loves books and presents as much as I do.  I love to mail out ARCs of that freshly printed book with a hand-written note inside.  I collected stuff at RT last year for the sole purpose of mailing out goodies to all of you who love bookmarks and trinkets like that, along with some free books. I’ve made some incredible online friends and I’ve gotten a thrill from sending packages to the Netherlands, France, Mexico, Germany, Australia, India… you…
  • Charlie’s Puzzle

    Joely
    14 Oct 2014 | 5:25 am
    It’s been a long time since I talked about Charlie.  I originally started his story for a Christmas anthology call.  And while I did finish a “novella” at 34K in time for that deadline, I sat on it.  Because I wasn’t happy with it.  The story wasn’t right.  Something was missing. Something wasn’t right with Charlie. I should have known when the story started off so strongly in first person.  Why?  First person let’s the OTHER characters keep their secrets.  It becomes a gigantic mystery trying to ferret out those details, because I only hear…
  • On a Roll

    Joely
    6 Oct 2014 | 5:42 pm
    I had a super productive weekend.  Felt good to get caught up! I finished Mama C’s edits and sent them back in.  A few of them were a little tricky.  It seems like such a minor thing to make a character two years older, but there has to be a REASON.  I had to think about the whys and wherefores for a few days before I was actually ready to dig in and make the changes real. Then I filled out the cover art and blurb forms for Billionaire #2. And… then I started thinking about what’s next.  I have three books in progress that are vying for attention.  Plus three proposals…
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  • 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…
  • Frozen is now available in ebook at…

    Meljean
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:02 am
    I’ll send out a newsletter when it’s available everywhere, but until then I’ll update this post as the links become live. Amazon Kindle B&N nook Kobo iTunes ARe It’s also available in print at Amazon (and soon through other bookstores), and I’ll be matching it to the ebook soon (so that if you buy the print version, you get the Kindle version free.) The high price is unfortunately beyond my control. Other places that I’m blanking on because I’m tired. I’ll update this post again later today. The post Frozen is now available in ebook…
  • 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…
  • Legends of Red Sonja’s collected edition is here! and Read-a-Romance Month

    Meljean
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:01 am
    The Legends of Red Sonja collected edition is here! I know many of you were waiting for all five issues to be collected in trade paperback format … and that day is here! You can find it at your favorite local comic bookstore, or your favorite other bookstore. For more information about this collection, check out my Legends of Red Sonja page. Amazon | B & N | Book Depository | IndieBound | Powells Read a Romance guest post and Giveaway! I’ve written a guest post for the Read-a-Romance-Month event … and there’s a giveaway! Don’t forget to check it out, along…
  • FAQ: Pre-Order info for The Kraken King (the whole thing)

    Meljean
    17 Aug 2014 | 4:09 pm
    I’ve gotten a couple of questions about the compiled version of The Kraken King, because links have shown up at various bookstores. I haven’t seen any typeset pages or additional edits yet, but looking at the bookstore catalogs, it looks like: Info for the print/compiled version: Release Date: November 4, 2014 Length: 576 pages Print Cover Price: $17.00* Digital List Price: $9.99* *This is the publisher’s price — your bookstore might list it at a different price. Audiobook? I haven’t heard there won’t be one, so I’m assuming it will come out on the…
 
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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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  • 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…
  • Serving at Mass! 

    12 Oct 2014 | 9:39 am
    Our daughter, Amanda, is the youngest of our six children. She’s now twenty-four years old. From the time she was little, Amanda has always been a determined person. For years, she observed her siblings, Bartholomew and Emily, serve at Mass. She learns so many things by watching closely something she intends to accomplish. She started asking me if she could be a server when she was in elementary school. My husband and I never asked if she could, but considered it. We knew children with Down syndrome could be wonderful servers, but Amanda also had Grave’s Disease. It was hard for…
  • A Gift Forever - Free! 

    16 Sep 2014 | 7:06 pm
    A Gift Forever is free through this Thursday! I hope you get a chance to grab a copy. It's one of my favorite stories I've ever written. It's close to my heart because it's loosely based on my sweet parents and a special time in my life. I hate to say that it's historical fiction. When I mentioned to my daughter Emily that I couldn't believe it was considered historical Christian fiction, she said, "Mom, it couldn't be considered contemporary when it takes place in 1957! I hope you read it especially because it's appropriate for family enjoyment. LINK to get your free…
  • WHEN LOVE HAPPENS AGAIN is FREE for 4 days!

    14 Sep 2014 | 6:52 am
    If you haven't read WHEN LOVE HAPPENS AGAIN, it's free today thru Wed. on Amazon. I reissued it under a new title and gorgeous new cover (www.createally.com) It was previously published under the title NO GREATER LOSS with Samhain. It's an inspirational romance. Regular price is $4.99!  LINK for the FREEBIEBlurb:  After losing her young husband and baby son fifteen years ago, Dr. Jennifer Hunter is determined never to marry again. Losing loved ones is just too painful.  A friend introduces Jennifer to Alex Brunsman and suggests she hire him to renovate her old farmhouse.
  • For 24 hrs. only $1.99 for WLHA!

    5 Sep 2014 | 7:55 am
    My Christian romance, WHEN LOVE HAPPENS AGAIN, will be only $1.99 for 24 hours! The regular price is $4.99. It's only available on Amazon at this time. Click here to purchase! If you enjoy reading about Dr. Hunter and Alex Brunsman, I'd appreciate it if you could write a review for WHEN LOVE HAPPENS AGAIN! Thanks ahead. And have a super weekend. We are invited to a lasagna dinner on Saturday night so looking forward to it and seeing our little grandchildren.  My gorgeous cover was created by http://www.createally.com/ BLURB: After losing her young husband and baby son fifteen…
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    Delilah Devlin » Blog

  • Jodi Vaughn: Why Paranormal Romance?

    Delilah
    31 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    When people ask what kind of romance I write, I get a little nervous. And when I tell them I write paranormal romance, they always get that look on their face. You know, like I said I sacrifice kittens under the moonlight or something. I then proceed to explain what paranormal romance is all about. I know the next question that will follow. Why do you write paranormal romance? There are a lot of reasons. I love reading it. I love how I can be transported to a different world where my imagination runs free. I also love how my paranormal characters feel so deeply and will go through hell…
  • Lexi Post: The Disappearing Village of Sleepy Hollow (Contest)

    Delilah
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    This time of year has always been my favorite, so it is no wonder that I set a story during the Halloween season, especially since that story is called The Passion of Sleepy Hollow. The hero, Braden Van Brunt, is the headless horseman, or rather plays that part for the annual Washington Irving Festival in October in present day Sleepy Hollow New York. However, the heroine is Katrina Van Tassel, the 1790’s innkeeper of the Sleepy Hollow Inn. One of the external issues for this couple is that the 18th century village of Sleepy Hollow where the festival takes place, only appears one weekend a…
  • Catherine Butzen: It might have been…

    Delilah
    29 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Every writer I know has their own store of favorite quotes or words of wisdom. Here’s one of mine. “For of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these: ‘It might have been!’” I first encountered those words in an illustrated anthology of verse whose title I can no longer remember. Books seem to sprout like mushrooms anywhere my family congregates, and by the time I was ten my parents were doing regular annual culls of the collection, so the book itself is probably long gone. But one phrase from that one book stuck in my mind, and it’s been rattling around…
  • A Question…

    Delilah
    28 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Hey there! I’m back from the NINC conference in Florida—learned lots, hung with old friends, and made a few new ones! *Waving at them now!* I’m back at my desk and ready to get stuck into writing a book I have due in just a couple of weeks (yikes!). It’s tough getting ahead of schedule, but I am writing a big ole note to self to make room on next year’s calendar for down time. I never figure on needing it, but this year too many surprises crept into my schedule and made it impossible for me to keep up with the hectic pace of my writing life. Not what you want to…
  • Jocelyn Dex: Belize Nights (Contest)

    Delilah
    27 Oct 2014 | 5:49 am
    Thanks to Delilah for hosting me today and Hello to all the readers out there! Belize Nights is my new, erotic contemporary romance (novelette) set on the island of Ambergris Caye, Belize. Yes, I’ve been there. No, it’s not a retelling of my vacation. It’s fiction. (Just in case you were wondering. :-)) However, one of the scenes is not total fiction. There is a scene where the heroine snorkels with sharks. I did that! Still can’t believe I did that. Talk about scary! For legal purposes, I’d put the “Don’t try this at home, kids” warning on it, but secretly, I’d tell you to…
 
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  • New Cover!

    HelenKay
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:57 am
    I forgot to show off a new cover!!! This is for FALLING HARD, the second single title (3rd book because the first is a novella), in the Bad Boys Undercover series from Avon. I think we can agree he looks kind of badass. Here’s the back cover copy: After a grueling assignment with the black ops force known as the Alliance, Weston Brown is craving downtime. Instead, he’s pulled into his deadliest operation, in the one place he never wanted to see again. No-nonsense and so damn hot, Lexi Turner lied to get him to her mountain clinic in Pakistan. But the threat is terrifyingly real.
  • Release Day!

    HelenKay
    7 Oct 2014 | 6:01 am
    It is release day! A workaholic successful businessman/lawyer. A younger but not naive graduate student. She happens to be his friend’s baby sister. He happens to be her long-time crush. Add in a touch of suspense (teeny bit), a cast of characters where almost everyone has a criminal past, including the former CIA agents and you get ONLY, my newest erotic romance. He’s a man who fixes difficult situations. She’s the one thing he can’t handle—and the one thing he can’t resist… Sebastian Jameson negotiates for high-end clients who need problems taken care of quickly and…
  • New Cover!

    HelenKay
    12 Sep 2014 | 3:00 pm
    My upcoming romantic suspense series Bad Boys Undercover is about a team – the Alliance – put together from the CIA and MI6. It will be available in late January in print and digital with the first single title called PLAYING DIRTY. But before that there is a novella that kicks off the whole series, and it will be out December 16th. In RUNNING HOT a female MI6 agent and a male CIA agent get in each other’s way on their respective assignments…and then the Alliance is born. Here’s the cover for the novella, RUNNING HOT. Maybe it’s just me but the hero on this…
  • Giveaway!

    HelenKay
    6 Sep 2014 | 11:45 am
    Good news! My publisher, Berkley, is giving away 20 copies of ONLY on Goodreads. Go HERE to enter to win. You have until September 19th.
  • News!

    HelenKay
    5 Sep 2014 | 11:42 am
    I have some great news to share. For those of you who read MERCY and are waiting on ONLY (I’m hoping that’s all of you), I’ve sold more books in this series! The first will be an eSpecial digital novella featuring Wade and Elijah (yes, it’s a male/male romance) and be out in April 2015. That book will also give a bit more insight into Gabe (who you’ll meet in ONLY), the hero for the next single title in the series. That book – tentatively titled MINE – features Gabe and Natalie and will be out in October 2015 from Berkley Heat. So, two more erotic…
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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

  • Hero Interview from The Gift Wrapped Bride by Maureen Lang with a Giveaway

    Margaret Daley
    30 Oct 2014 | 12:27 am
    This week I’m hosting  Marta Perry with The Forgiven (US and Canada only) and Maureen Lang with The Gift Wrapped Bride  from 12 Brides of Christmas (ebook only). 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. 2nd) evening. Interview with the hero from The Gift Wrapped Bride by Maureen…
  • Heroine Interview from The Forgiven by Marta Perry with a Giveaway

    Margaret Daley
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:22 am
    This week I’m hosting  Marta Perry with The Forgiven (US and Canada only) and Maureen Lang with The Gift Wrapped Bride  from 12 Brides of Christmas (ebook only). 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. 2nd) evening. Interview with the heroine from The Forgiven by Marta Perry: 1.
  • This week Marta Perry and Maureen Lang with Giveaways

    Margaret Daley
    27 Oct 2014 | 12:40 am
    This week I’m hosting  Marta Perry with The Forgiven (US and Canada only) and Maureen Lang with The Gift Wrapped Bride  from 12 Brides of Christmas (ebook only). 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. 2nd) evening. Marta Perry’s Bio: A lifetime spent in rural Pennsylvania, where…
  • Heroine Interview from A November Bride by Beth Vogt with a Giveaway

    Margaret Daley
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:35 am
    This week I’m hosting  Terri Reed with Danger at the Border (US only) and Beth Vogt with A November Bride (ebook only). 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 (Oct. 26th) evening. Interview with the heroine from A November Bride by Beth Vogt: 1. Sadie, tell me the most interesting thing…
  • Heroine Interview from Danger at the Border by Terri Reed with a Giveaway

    Margaret Daley
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:32 am
    This week I’m hosting  Terri Reed with Danger at the Border (US only) and Beth Vogt with A November Bride (ebook only). 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 (Oct. 26th) evening. Interview with the heroine from Danger at the Border by Terri Reed: 1. Dr. Tessa Cleary, tell me the most…
 
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    Monique DeVere

  • #MySexySaturday LET'S PRETEND #MSSAuthor #Romance @MySexySaturday #Saturday7

    25 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    I'm sharing another snippet for My Sexy Saturday blog hop. This week my seven sentences is from Let's Pretend, a second chance rom com about the love of family and that little spark that never goes away when you're with the one you're meant to be with. I know this week is suppose to be a bit Halloween. I don't do Halloween, but I do love sexy romance. Let's PretendBack Cover CopyTrue love needs no pretenceWhen A&E trauma surgeon, Dr. Isobel Murphy, married sexy Irish firefighter, Lucas Delaney, she knew it was going to be forever. Unfortunately, she didn’t realise forever…
  • Pull Up A Chair With Mon ~ Let's Talk About: Where’d That Idea Come From? #WriteTips #WritersAndReaders

    24 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
     Where’d That Idea Come From?I have another treat for you! Yesterday I had the lovely Linda Carroll-Bradd visiting. Today I have the fabulous Nancy Fraser hanging out with me. She's another talented author that I love, and she's kindly agreed to pull up a chair with me to talk about where she gets her ideas. Monique: Welcome, Nancy! So thrilled you're here today.Nancy: Thanks, Monique, I'm happy to be here.Monique: One of the first questions authors are routinely asked is: "where do you get your ideas?" You have such a wide variety of books,…
  • Pull Up A Chair With Mon ~ Let's Talk About: Tips for Writing a Short Story #WriteTips #Romance

    23 Oct 2014 | 1:19 am
    Tips for Writing a Short StoryI'm thrilled to have Linda Carroll-Bradd here with me today. She's a talented author of over sixteen published books and novellas. She's kindly agreed to pull up a chair with me and share both her tips for writing short stories and an excerpt from her new release. I can't wait to read her stellar advice on a simple way to plot a short story. If you've been waiting for an easy to understand guide to the short story, you've come to the right place.Monique: Welcome, Linda! So thrilled to have you here.Linda: Thanks, Monique, I'm happy to be…
  • YOU DON'T GET JOE! Book Hook Hop #MFRWhooks #Romance #eBooks

    21 Oct 2014 | 4:30 pm
    I'm all about the blog hops this week :). This one is Book Hooks Meme, hosted by Marketing for Romance Writers. As a member of MFRW I get to participate in this wonderful blog hop, along with some great authors who will be sharing snippets of our books today. My featured book is You Don't Get Joe! my Valentine novella. Hey, since I fully believe we can make every day Valentine's, I decided to share a bit of You Don't Get Joe! with you. Hope you enjoy the taster! Don't forget to hop on over to MFRW Authors Blog to read the other authors in the Book Hook…
  • #MySexySaturday ZACH'S REBOUND GIRL #MSSAuthor #Romance @MySexySaturday #Saturday7

    17 Oct 2014 | 4:30 pm
    It's been a few weeks since I last participated in a blog hop so I decided to join in the My Sexy Saturday Blog Hop this week. The hop requires participating authors to post 7 paragraphs, 7 sentences or 7 words from a WIP (work in progress) or published work. The theme this time is A Sexy Thriller. My 7 sentence snippet comes from Zach's Rebound Girl, my full length Romantic Comedy, light Mystery/Suspense which is set here in the UK and in Vermont. It's from a sexy scene that gets interrupted in a very chilling way...BlurbGoodbye quiet…
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    Love with a Shot of Adrenaline

  • "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…
  • Cynthia D'Alba's Texas Twist Book Tour, with Giveaway!

    17 Sep 2014 | 9:30 pm
    Enter to WinTONS of TEXAS TWIST GoodiesGift Card, Mugs, T-Shirts, EtcReal bad boys can grow up to be realgood men.Hit hard by the death of her parents, Paige Ryan needs to figure out what to do with her life. She moves to Whispering Springs, Texas, to be near her step-brother. But just as she starts to get her life on track, the last man she ever wanted to see again sends it right back off the rails.Cash Montgomery was on the cusp of having it all. Three bull riding titles, fame, fortune and respect from his family. Until a bad bull leaves him injured,…
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    Sylvia Day - Official Website of the #1 Bestselling Author

  • Weekly Recap (and Happy Halloween!)

    Team Sylvia
    31 Oct 2014 | 1:40 pm
    Put this BuzzFeed list in your back pocket (or slip it in your sweetheart’s): 10 Perfect Lines To Steal From Gideon Cross Sylvia sat down with Penguin UK to chat about the Crossfire series. Part One was posted this week! … Continue reading → Sylvia Day - Official Website of the #1 Bestselling Author
  • November Events

    Team Sylvia
    27 Oct 2014 | 9:55 am
    Sylvia will be attending the Magic Lunch in Birmingham, Alabama on November 1st. Sylvia’s appearances next Month continue with events in Toronto, Ontario; and Uncasville, Connecticut! Get all the details of the wheres and whens on Sylvia’s Events Calendar. Sylvia Day - Official Website of the #1 Bestselling Author
  • A Captivating Reveal

    Team Sylvia
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:15 am
    The cover and NOVEMBER 18, 2014 publication date have been revealed for the fourth Crossfire novel: Captivated by You! You can finally mark your calendars, pre-order your copy, and indulge in an excerpt. Sylvia Day - Official Website of the #1 Bestselling Author
  • Pride and Pleasure — New Again!

    Team Sylvia
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:44 am
    Pride and Pleasure re-released today with a beautiful new cover—order your very own copy here. If you haven’t yet had the pleasure, read the excerpt! Sylvia Day - Official Website of the #1 Bestselling Author
  • CAPTIVATED BY YOU – Treat #4

    Sylvia Day
    11 May 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Happy Mother’s Day! Want to know when this book releases? Sign up for the newsletter here » See the other Captivated by You treats here » Sylvia Day - Official Website of the #1 Bestselling Author
 
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    Cynthia Eden

  • 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…
  • CHARMING THE BEAST – Available 10/27/14

    Cynthia Eden
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:36 am
    Are you in the mood to get your beast on this holiday season? Then be sure to check out CHARMING THE BEAST–available 10/27/14! CHARMING THE BEAST is the latest installment in my “Purgatory” paranormal romance series. Ready for more werewolves and vampires? 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 himself being blackmailed into a new assignment. It’s supposed to be his last gig. His…
  • LAST HERO STANDING – .99 For a Great Cause

    Cynthia Eden
    10 Oct 2014 | 7:38 am
    Hi, everyone! I am participating in a very special boxed set, and I wanted to share the news of that anthology with you.  Below you will find the press release that was created for LAST HERO STANDING:     Authors donate to anthology to raise money for colleague stricken with breast cancer Ten authors have donated their work to a box set of novellas to raise money for the medical expenses of a colleague stricken with breast cancer. The LAST HERO STANDING box set, which is set to release on Oct. 28, features 11 novellas for only 99 cents, including a novella and a bonus short story…
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    Bonnie Ferguson Writer

  • 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!
  • Game of Thrones Season Finale

    Bonnie
    15 Jun 2014 | 8:29 pm
    The Game of Thrones season finale was absolutely epic. I thought the whole season was spectacular, but tonight’s episode was unfreakingbelievable! I just wish I could start watching the next season right now. Alas, ’tis not to be :( Oh well, I’ll have to console myself with season two of The Witches of East End, which thankfully, begins in three weeks. And now I shall commence happy dancing.
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    Cathryn Fox Blog

  • FREE, HIS STRINGS TO PULL (In the Line of Duty)

    cathryn
    7 Oct 2014 | 6:07 am
    As a way of saying thank you to all my readers, HIS STRINGS TO PULL, a brand new book in my Line of Duty Series is FREE. A whirlwind affair…or a headlong plunge into the deep end of forever? AMAZON  BN  KOBO  ITUNES An In the Line of Duty Short Story As lifeguard Jenny Anderson […]
  • CAPTURED! 9 Alpha Bad Boys who will Capture your Heart!

    cathryn
    6 Sep 2014 | 6:05 am
    9 Alpha Bad-Boys Who Will Capture Your Heart CAPTURED is a steamy collection from today’s hottest authors featuring 9 sexy bad boys trying to capture your heart, every way they know how. Nine tales of sensual seduction featuring alpha male heroes determined to have their way, and willing to do anything to get it, even […]
  • Tons of amazing prizes to be won!!!

    cathryn
    3 Sep 2014 | 5:37 am
    a Rafflecopter giveaway
  • WIN Print copy of Crashing Down

    cathryn
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:41 am
    Goodreads Book Giveaway Crashing Down by Cathryn Fox Giveaway ends September 29, 2014. See the giveaway details at Goodreads. Enter to win
  • 1 Aug 2014 | 5:49 am

    cathryn
    1 Aug 2014 | 5:49 am
    As many of you know, I’m part of AN amazing group of people called InkHeart Authors. We are a prolific group of self-published and hybrid authors dedicated to providing high quality romance fiction. Check out all the great deals we are offering this week! Price: $3.99 Buy from Amazon. ~ ~ ~ Now it’s FREE for […]
 
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    LIZ FIELDING

  • 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
  • Pre-order The Bride, the Baby & the Best Man

    13 Sep 2014 | 11:38 pm
    The Bride, the Baby and the Best Man is now available for pre-order at a special pre-release price of 99c (77p if you're in the UK) at all outlets. For those of you in a hurry, here are the links -  ibooks  Smashwords Barnes and Noble Kobo Amazon Google Play For those with a little more time, here's the blurb - What do you when, three weeks from your wedding, a blackmailing aunt leaves
  • Cheese Scone Recipe

    13 Sep 2014 | 4:53 am
    This is the recipe for the cheese scones on my Facebook page. I've looked up the US cup equivalents but it's tricky since nothing is equivalent. Apparently 2 cups of flour are about 10oz so if you increase the other ingredients slightly it should work. Apart from not getting the dough too wet this is not a recipe that requires precision! Anyway, here goes - 225 gms (8 oz) of
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    Megan Frampton

  • 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…
  • What Not to Bare is Out!

    Megan Frampton
    15 Oct 2013 | 5:32 am
    My frothy historical romance, What Not to Bare, is now available! Here are some facts about it:   –It costs $2.99 and yes, is a full-length book. –It is set in the Regency period in England. –Its hero looks a lot like my obsession favorite model David Gandy –Its heroine is very, very curious and asks a LOT of questions. –Its heroine has a friend who I’ve got a story in mind for–we’ll see what happens with that. –It was a blast to write. Megan
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  • 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,…
  • Being Sick Stinks

    9 Oct 2014 | 11:34 am
    Head cold city today.I really don't have time to be sick. Or to go to the doctor, but evidently, if I wanted an antibiotic, they needed me to come in and take my blood pressure. (Fortunately, it's 122/80... So all good there)I'm one of those that just calls for an antibiotic, and never goes in. But also did some comparison stats... According to the doctor, I'm 18 pounds down from where I was the last time I came in. On my scale, I've lose 23 pounds, but I'm not squawking over 5 pound difference in scales. Scales are never calibrated the same.  And it is likely, I was 5 pounds heavier…
  • Yep. I'm a normal creative person--I work in chaos.

    8 Oct 2014 | 6:46 pm
    So, I was on the world of Facebook today, and saw this article--why most creative people flourish in clutter.And I read it, because, well, I am a creative person. And yeah. I have an office. And it's cluttered.When I bought my house, I intended on having a perfectly clean, organized spartan office, because, hey, I'd have a whole room, and I could make something look amazing.Clean, organized, and bright and happy! I mean, I was a creative person, I could really do something fun in my office space. I wanted to really fix it up cool. I wanted shelves on the wall, like in the picture, a…
  • Surprise, a new release coming soon!

    24 Sep 2014 | 9:08 am
    This is the new boxed set, Taming The Alpha, coming in December of 2014 that I will be in. My story, His Velvet Touch (Cover coming soon) is about a landscaper who's about to lose his company, and the financial analyst who's trying to help him keep it.If they can quit fighting long enough to figure it out. And yeah, doesn't that look awesome?Here's the line-up of the awesome authors I'm privileged to be a part of: Sidney BristolJaycee ClarkScarlett DawnElla DrakeJaide FoxYasmine GalenornReagan HawkLauren HawkeyeInez KelleySherri L. KingTracey H. KittsMichelle M.
 
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    Kimberly Gardner

  • Coming Soon: Straight From the Heart

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    28 Oct 2014 | 10:57 am
    Coming Soon 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

  • Writing Saves Me

    Cynthia Harrison
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:34 am
    I have never missed a deadline in my life. Until this month. When I used to hear published authors talk about being behind on a book, I judged them. How lucky were they? Didn’t they realize? What was their problem? Why risk losing a career most writers would do anything to get? So, as happens when I judge just about anyone or anything, it happened to me so the universe could show me exactly how someone might miss a deadline. For the first time in my life, I took on too many work projects, including the third Blue Lake book. It happened because I have always been able to juggle…
  • “The Black Cats of Blue Lake”

    Cynthia Harrison
    26 Oct 2014 | 8:03 am
    They met under the old oak in Town Square at the stroke of twelve on Devil’s Night. Each of the all female feline squad gave their crime reports. “Foiled a firecracker in my butt attempt.” “Walked under a ladder on purpose.” “Crossed the path of the grumpy guy living under the boardwalk.” The Grumpy Guy was new. He wasn’t a tourist, because that season had passed. He wasn’t townsfolk either; he was a stranger, an outsider. And the cats didn’t trust him. “Saw lights in Kiwi cottage,” Thomasina, the eldest cat, said. “Upped to window. It was him. Grumpy Guy.”…
  • Serve Somebody

    Cynthia Harrison
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    If the kingdom of heaven is within, then that’s where I want to travel. In fact, I think I need a nice long visit with the goddess inside before I can even begin to contemplate serving my life’s purpose. Kate said my life’s purpose is service to others, and involves travel and public speaking. I only recently got over a lifetime fear of public speaking, so even the thought of such a lifes’ purpose terrifies and exhausts me. I understand this is a normal reaction to the next step toward the last one. “Be here now” wrote Ram Dass. Astute advice and Eckhart…
  • Full Moon Messages

    Cynthia Harrison
    17 Oct 2014 | 6:04 am
    Laying low in October may have been easier to do if not for the full moon early in the month that rocked my world. There has been a measure of success in this period of rest, but it has come at a price. For every rest, the next day just jams up with more “to do” on the list. I really need to learn to let go of some things, and I’m practicing. Success in the kitchen is happening. Easier meals, still healthy but with some short cuts, are fully in swing. It’s not unusual for Al to pop in the kitchen to ask if I need help these days, a big change. Because I’m…
  • Cover Story

    Cynthia Harrison
    14 Oct 2014 | 6:41 am
    Nothing beats the feeling of seeing your story captured in cover art. At least for me, it has always been a delight. Some of the things I love about my upcoming release cover art … well, Luke. He’s a laborer with his own landscaping business, so he comes by those muscles through hard work. The shirtless thing — this is my 8th book, it’s women’s fiction, and it’s the first time a character is bare-chested. But this fits Luke, too, since mowing lawns in the summer can be hot work and he’s been known to strip off his shirt on 90 degree days. You might…
 
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    Kate Hardy

  • Celebrating sixty books!

    5 Oct 2014 | 11:30 pm
    I'm celebrating the release of my 60th title for Mills and Boon with a party today (6 Oct) over at Facebook - along with lots of lovely author friends who are offering giveaways, so do go over and join the fun! (For those of you not on Facebook, look out for the Chocolate Box tomorrow...)
  • Glamorous author stuff…

    21 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Sorry about the gap last week – caused by some family stuff that needed sorting and by, um, being distracted by a new toy.I can control it by voice. (Well, the stereo, anyway. It’s JUST like the ad. And it’s lovely to drive. And the petrol consumption is a massive improvement…) The pic doesn't really do the colour justice - it's not black but a dark grey with turquoise and purple sparkly bits. (Um. That doesn't do it justice, either. It's classy rather than tacky!)I also have tickets to see Justin Currie at Epic in Norwich in November – small venue, so it will be fantastic.Last…
  • #63!

    8 Sep 2014 | 8:47 am
    I’ve had a spectacular week – lovely ed decided that she liked what I’d done with the revisions on the Capri Book, so M&B #63 is going to be out in April 2015 – ‘It Started With a Wedding…’ I really like the title! Finding the Pandora bead that said ‘wedding dress designer meets toffee magnate’ was a bit tricky, so in the end I opted for a flower-based bead to celebrate the sale. (Had a sneaky breakfast out with DH in the city on the day I bought the bead – eggs Florentine is one of my all-time favourites.) Current work: I’m writing M&B #64 (a medical romance),…
  • Hello - I'm back!

    1 Sep 2014 | 2:34 am
    First of all, massive apologies for neglecting the blog. Life just got in the way. I will try harder, but I’m cutting the blog back to once a week as I think that’s probably all that people really want to read from me (but if you do want to see things as they happen, I’m on Facebook most days).So… what’s been happening? Apart from the life-in-the-way stuff, it’s been the school summer holidays. We had a wonderful time in Prague (here I am next to the astronomical clock).And I had holes drilled in my eyes (aka a laser iridotomy to stop me getting narrow-angle glaucoma and losing my…
  • Choc Box Spring Blog Hop guest - Donna Alward 'Spring Memories'

    14 May 2014 | 3:32 am
    Spring Memories: Down on the Farm…Confession: Spring is not my favourite season.Late spring? Sure. In the late spring green things are sprouting, flowers are starting to bloom, days are longer, and there’s this feeling that summer is right around the corner.But that happens closer to the May side of things, and spring “officially” starts on March 20th or 21st. Why don’t I like it so much? Well, it’s a bit dirty, to be honest. The snow melts, but then the ground is muddy and it smells…not so nice. Dirt tracks into the house. Even the road, when it’s dry, is a pain because…
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  • GCC Presents………………….. Denise Jaden!!!!!

    Sara Hantz
    12 Oct 2014 | 4:04 pm
    FOREIGN EXCHANGE is out TODAY! Denise Jaden’s new young adult novel, FOREIGN EXCHANGE, is officially available to the world today! It is an Editor’s Pick and for a limited time, it is available on the Evernight Teen website for only $4.49! Here’s a little more about the book:   Jamie Monroe has always played it safe. That is, until her live-for-the-moment best friend, Tristan, jets off to Italy on a student exchange program. Left alone with her part-time mother and her disabled brother, Jamie discovers that she is quite capable of taking her own risks, starting with her…
  • GCC Presents…… Judith Tewes!!!

    Sara Hantz
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:08 pm
    My Soon-To-Be Sex Life by Judith Tewes! About the Book: Charlie is down to her absolute. Total. Last. Resort. Despite a thoroughly comprehensive list of potential cherry poppers, er…suitors, and careful plotting, Charlie is three weeks into her devirginzation campaign, still untouched, and getting desperate. In the movie of her life, this aspiring screenwriter is giving herself a PG, for please, get some. Her project goes into freeze frame when her mom checks herself into rehab and packs Charlie off to live with her estranged, or just plain strange, grandfather, Monty. How is she supposed…
  • 99 cents only until 8th June….. The Second Virginity of Suzy Green

    Sara Hantz
    2 Jun 2014 | 5:59 pm
    I’m very excited to tell you that for 7 days only THE SECOND VIRGINITY OF SUZY GREEN is for sale for 99 cents on Amazon.com and 99 pence on Amazon.co.uk!!!
  • WILL THE REAL ABI SAUNDERS PLEASE STAND UP – RELEASE DAY!!!!

    Sara Hantz
    6 May 2014 | 9:18 pm
    I’m so excited that today Abi Saunders goes out into the world. Here’s the blurb: Abi Saunders might be a kickboxing champion, but when it comes to being the center of attention, she’d rather take a roundhouse kick to the solar plexus any day. So when her trainer convinces her to audition to be the stunt double for hot teen starlet Tilly Watson, Abi is shocked—and a little freaked out—when she gets the job. Being a stunt double is overwhelming, but once the wig and makeup are on, Abi feels like a different person. Tilly Watson, to be exact. And when Tilly’s gorgeous…
  • GCC Presents….. Terra Elan McVoy!!!!!!!

    Sara Hantz
    7 Apr 2014 | 3:07 pm
    Terra Elan McVoy’s Criminal, Out in Paperback! Nikki’s life is far from perfect, but at least she has Dee. Her friends tell her that Dee is no good, but Nikki can’t imagine herself without him. He’s hot, he’s dangerous, he has her initials tattooed over his heart, and she loves him more than anything. There’s nothing Nikki wouldn’t do for Dee. Absolutely nothing. So when Dee pulls Nikki into a crime—a crime that ends in murder—Nikki tells herself that it’s all for true love. Nothing can break them apart. Not the police. Not the arrest that lands Nikki in jail. Not even…
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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

  • 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
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    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…
  • Preorder AN INDECENT AFFAIR PART IV

    12 Sep 2014 | 5:24 am
    Kat has uprooted her life and moved to Philadelphia. She's starting her own business and opening her heart. But caring for two men brings both rewards and pitfalls.Tristan and Adam are determined to keep Kat close and win her heart. But work dangers and family obligations conspire to tear them apart before their fragile relationship has a chance to grow into something stronger.  Amazon  B&N   Kobo   iTunes   All RomanceAnd don't miss the first three parts. Part I is now free!Amazon    B&N (B&N has not yet put this title free. I'm still…
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    Beth Kery

  • 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!
  • October THE AFFAIR contest for a Kindle Fire!

    Beth Kery
    1 Oct 2014 | 9:47 am
    There’s a Kindle Fire HDX and a signed copy up for grabs at Fresh Fiction during the October THE AFFAIR contest! Just put your name in the draw, and they’ll choose a winner at the end of October as you continue to savor the steamy installments of THE AFFAIR! Enter HERE.
  • THE AFFAIR, Week 1, is available now!

    Beth Kery
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:27 am
    Emma and Montand’s sizzling, romantic affair begins today! The Affair Week One Innocent yet unconventional hospice nurse Emma Shore has secured a new position at The Breakers, the sprawling mansion of enigmatic and dangerously handsome racecar billionaire Michael Montand. Hired as caretaker for Montand’s stepmother, Emma expects few complications. But one night, lost in the mansion’s maze of corridors, she comes upon a woman and a man she can’t identify engaged in a raw, naked interlude of sexual subjugation. Silently, from the shadows, Emma watches–shocked,…
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    Kristina Knight - Romance Author

  • #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…
  • #CoverReveal - The Daughter He Wanted!

    16 Oct 2014 | 5:10 am
    Hi, everyone! I'm super-excited today because I get to show you all my very first Harlequin SuperRomance! As most of you know I signed a 3-book deal with Harlequin last spring ... the first of those books is coming out in January! I can't believe how fast this has happened.I love Harlequin and I love SuperRomance...and I'm so excited to be a part of the SuperRomance family. So, without further ado, here's my very first cover for my very first SuperRomance:And the blurb:The Daddy SurpriseSince the loss of his wife, Alex Ryan has been living a half-life. But with one phone call, Alex discovers…
 
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    Ryshia Kennie

  • 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…
  • International Authors' Day Bloghop

    Ryshia Kennie
    14 Jul 2014 | 5:48 am
    July 18 is the first official International Author's Day.  It was a day began by blogger, reviewer and fellow book addict, Debdatta at Bookish Indulgences.   International Author's Day will start out with a blog hop that runs through the week - July 14 through 18.  Check out the links at the bottom of this post and stop by the blogs participating, there'll be plenty of prizes as well as a crew of good books just waiting to be discovered as readers and writers prepare to enjoy the week.International Authors' Day - it's that word author that makes me pause.  It has a strange…
  • Fatal Obsession - One Novel, Two Novels, Three Novels - More

    Ryshia Kennie
    8 Jul 2014 | 6:47 pm
    Fatal ObsessionFive novels - one boxed set!Fatal Obsession is a boxed set of five romantic suspense novels just released this week.  These stories are dangerous and they're hot.   And that's not all that's good about them, they're on sale, the whole set for 99 cents at all online bookstores.  How hot is that?So, yeah I have an inside scoop on it all, a reason to be excited.  My novel, Fatal Intent is included as part of the set. So here's what's inside Fatal Obsession:Deadly Shadows by USA Today Bestseller Jaycee ClarkThe first book in the gripping and sexy world of the…
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    Susan Says

  • Fast Friday

    31 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Fast as in, how is it the end of October already? I always liked November as a teacher because there are lots of vacation days mixed in there. Now that I'm retired, it means the end to Daylight Savings Time. Early dark will inspire me to spend more hours writing. I hope. Don't forget to turn your clocks back tomorrow night. And some people change their smoke detector batteries when the time changes so don't forget that. We always do that in December.In time for Halloween, here's a link about a puppy-sized spider. Not many things scare me but there is something really creepy about spiders.
  • Glad I'm Not....

    29 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    As I make my rounds of blog friends, Twitter and Facebook, I see tons of posts and tweets about NaNoWriMo. November is almost here for those participating. Writers are offering advice, requesting advice or sharing their exciting plans. They're getting their plots ready, making outlines and setting other things aside for a marathon of writing. And I'm glad I'm not participating.I have so many things going on now, both with my own writing and some self-imposed deadlines and with other obligations I've been asked to take or have volunteered for. I feel a little left out of the NaNo excitement…
  • Leap of Faith

    27 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Almost five months ago, I spend many an hour thinking about my writing career. I had dabbled in self-publishing my epic fantasy series that I'd required the rights back from Medallion Press. My heart wasn't in the commitment needed to be successful as an independent publisher of my own books. A chance comment overheard at my local writers' meeting led me to Musa Publishing. After some investigation and contacting an author I knew personally who had a book reissued through them, I submitted the first book on The Futhark Chronicles. Shortly thereafter, an editor asked me to send her the…
  • There's No Place Like Home

    24 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Thanks for all your well-wished during my recent road trip. Just a head's up to anyone traveling, I think half of the routes I traveled on had road construction. It had hours to our trip but we made it home safely. First two nights we had decent wifi but the last night left much to be desired. Actually, it left everything to be desired so I'm still playing catch up. The good news was that I wrote over 1000 words while I waited at the airport for my son to pick me up and then another 500 later that night at the hotel.I love visiting Colorado and could enjoy living there but it is lovely to be…
  • Not In Kansas Anymore

    21 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    By the time this post goes live, I hope I'm almost done driving through Kansas. After flying to Colorado on Tuesday, I helped my son pack up his apartment and stuff it all into his little car. His golf job is still seasonal this year so he's moving home to PA for a few months until the snow melts. Hopefully, he'll get a promotion and be year round next year.Many people complain about the sameness of driving through Kansas, but I love the wide open road. I hope it's not raining like it was when we drove west last spring. My point in sharing this is that I'll be late visiting blogs. Hopefully,…
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    Cait London

  • 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…
  • New Cover Look

    15 Sep 2014 | 5:23 am
    LADY ON THE LINE/WOMAN LINEMANLady on the Line: Amazon or NookLady's Desire: Amazon or Nook Lady on the Line was my very first book and first of the Casey 2-books. I dedicated it to my mother, Stella (a name I used for a mother in Season of Truth(romantic suspense) A Lady’s Desire is the second Casey.This is a new cover look for my series books and I hope you like it. It’s basic, but does the deal, I hope. At the time, real models were photographed and painted per book, or that’s what I understood. Back in the Day, the distributor here gave a program on his take for covers. Lady on the…
  • Love on the Oregon Trail

    7 Aug 2014 | 9:54 am
    NIGHT FIRERT REVIEW: "Cait Logan [London] beautifully blends the heart-tugging atmosphere of an Americana Western with a humorous, poignant love story sizzling with sexual tension on the Oregon Trail. NIGHT FIRE is a marvelous read."I drove the Oregon Trail, researching along the way. There are parts that cannot be accessed, but what an experience!As you're standing on the windswept hills, viewing one of the many cemeteries, you can just feel the hardships and determination. We visited each of the landmarks, which the emigrants had to reach by a specific time--or get caught in…
 
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    Jenyfer Matthews

  • 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…
  • Prioritizing and Time Management

    Jenyfer
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:19 am
    I used to keep a to-do list in my head which ranged from “needs to be done” to “want to do this”. The items on the list would sometimes move up or down the list as other things came up but generally speaking it was a pretty tame list and if I didn’t get something done I knew there were would likely be more time to do that thing later. These days time is definitely not on my side. And I’m sure those of you who visit often can tell where blogging has fallen on my to-do list lately. I’ve been needing to mow the lawn for a couple of weeks now, but…
  • Beyond Busy – or How to Release Your Inner Bitch

    Jenyfer
    11 Oct 2014 | 2:04 pm
    Last week I logged nearly 70 hours for my paid employment and it will be close to 50 hours by the time this week ends (does the week have an end??) All of that is in addition to the stuff that I do as a mother and a “learning coach” to my homeschooling daughter. People keep telling me to delegate duties and I’ve tried with mixed results. The children are old enough to do their own laundry and pick up after themselves – which they do, sometimes. However, they don’t yet grocery shop or cook or do yard work (neither have I recently) School has to be done and I seem…
  • Drive By

    Jenyfer
    8 Oct 2014 | 7:26 pm
    I worked nearly 70 hours last week. I spent the weekend mostly at soccer games and helping my daughter catch up on her (home)school assignments. Then I went back to work on Monday. I pretty much hit a wall on Monday night – was so tired I started making some stupid errors while working on stuff from home. I took Tuesday night off and went to see a movie (“This Is Where I Leave You – very good) and went to bed fairly early. I was back at it full speed today and don’t see much of a break in sight in the near future since I’m working tomorrow then driving to…
  • Drowning

    Jenyfer
    2 Oct 2014 | 4:05 pm
    Sorry to have been missing all week but it’s been crazy busy and not necessarily in a good way. I did a bunch of batch cooking last weekend when I had the time and it is a good thing I did. All hell broke loose at work this week and I work 17 hours on Monday, and roughly 10 hours every day since. Maybe that doesn’t sound like a lot to some people but it’s way more than I’m used to and it is taking a toll on my house. I’m pretty much keeping up with work – barely – but I’m behind on just about everything else: laundry, my stairs-refinishing…
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    On Writing & Publishing by Robin D. Owens

  • And another excerpt to celebrate Halloween/Samhain

    31 Oct 2014 | 6:45 am
    You can find it here:http://paranormalhaven.com/
  • Celta Thursday, Heart Fire Excerpt

    30 Oct 2014 | 8:57 pm
    Yes, next Tuesday Heart Fire is out, and here's a last excerpt:*Stooopppp! Let me IN!* screeched a mental voice.Reacting instinctively, Tiana snapped, “Stop the vehicle immediately.”The glider whooped a warning to others, jerked still, deployed the landing brackets, and rocked back and forth on them.*Windooww!* yelled something. Tiana turned toward the sound and jolted as something dark and furry showed beyond the tinted window.“What are yo—” she began, but saw a whippy cat tail. All right. She commanded, “Thin the back windows to air.”The spell took hold, and the furry animal…
  • Mile Hi Con

    26 Oct 2014 | 8:20 am
    I guess I should have posted here EARLIER that I am at Mile Hi Con this weekend (as usual, I've been going since before I got published, since before I started seriously writing, even). I have a 1pm panel, Ask The Authors, and a 4 pm panel Suspending Disbelief (reminds me I'm moderating those and I have questions fine for Ask the authors but not Suspending Disbelief so I need to look at those...) Come by and visit me. I have hardcopy ARCs of Heart Fire with me.
  • Testing

    23 Oct 2014 | 4:45 pm
  • Celta Thursday: Heart Fire, FIRST MEET

    23 Oct 2014 | 7:23 am
    The priestess was late. Annoyingly unprofessional.Antenn Blackthorn-Moss wanted to pace the flagstoned sidewalk in front of his business, a nicely elegant building with tall rectangular windows set in rough-cut red sandstone that he’d recently redesigned and rehabbed. But he couldn’t show his impatience or tension because his client, a Chief Minister of the Intersection of Hope, a stocky man but with an innate elegance, remained serene.Antenn couldn’t even look at his wrist timer, though his preliminary engineering crew awaited them at the building site, a dusty piece of land at the…
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    Camy's Loft

  • Prelude for a Lord - names part 4 Lady Arkright

    Camy Tang
    27 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    This is continuing my series explaining how I came up with the weird (and not so weird) names of my characters in my book.Lady ArkrightLady Arkright was a childless Italian widow of a local gentleman with a farm neighboring Alethea’s father’s lands. She befriended Alethea and taught her to play the violin, which is a socially unacceptable instrument for women in England at the time. Lady Arkright learned to play the instrument, among many others, in her childhood in Italy. She loved Alethea like her own child and bequeathed her violin to her, unaware of its amazing history. Lady Arkright…
  • Prelude for a Lord - names part 3 Aunt Ebena

    Camy Tang
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    This is continuing my series explaining how I came up with the weird (and not so weird) names of my characters in my book.Alethea’s aunt, Mrs. Ebena GarenEbena was originally going to be the nastiest miser I could come up with, but somehow when I started plotting the book, she just became different. So her first name doesn’t quite match how I had originally envisioned her—a miser like Ebenezer Scrooge. Get it? Ebenezer … Ebena … Um, yeah.I mentioned I was really bad at coming up with names, right?And I did check in British censor records and there were a few women named Ebena in my…
  • Prelude for a Lord - names part 2 Alethea

    Camy Tang
    13 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    This is continuing my series explaining how I came up with the weird (and not so weird) names of my characters in my book.My heroine, Lady Alethea SuthertonThe name “Alethea” means truth, which I deliberately did in contrast to Bayard’s “blindness” (see my previous post to understand what was up with that). But ironically, Alethea herself is blinded to the fact that she is not alone, that God is with her.As with Bayard, I again looked up the name Alethea in British census records to make sure there were women named Alethea during my book’s time period in the early 1800s.I admit, I…
  • Prelude for a Lord - names part 1 Bayard

    Camy Tang
    6 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Recently a reader commented on my hero’s name, Bayard Dommick, and it occurred to me that people might be interested in how I picked the names of my characters in this book, especially since many of you know how absolutely abominable I am at choosing character names.I am proud to say that while it was difficult to come up with character names in this book, each name has a sort of meaning behind them, a “story behind the name.”Real-life nobilityOne thing I absolutely did not want to do was name any characters after real-life nobility, especially if the peer was still alive. I think it…
  • Review: The Gentleman Rogue

    Camy Tang
    5 Oct 2014 | 3:32 am
    The Gentleman Rogue by Margaret McPhee My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is my first book from this author, who has become a new favorite for me. The writing was immediately engaging and compelling from the first chapter.The hero is eminently swoon worthy. In fact, I kind of pictured him as a bit like a younger Daniel Craig, including the tortured look behind his eyes. Great backstory and a strong, gritty, noble character.The heroine is also incredibly likable, a gentlewoman whose family has lost everything, strong and practical enough to get a job as a barmaid in Whitechapel despite her exalted…
 
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    Laurie J. Edwards ~ Author, Artist, Dreamer...

  • 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.
  • Turning History into Stories

    lje1
    1 Oct 2014 | 12:25 pm
    I’m honored to have award-winning historical fiction writer Bobbi Miller as my guest today. She and I have several connections that make this a special opportunity for me. We’re both graduates of Vermont College (yay!) and both are historical fiction writers. My most recent release, Grace and the Guiltless, was set in the Wild West, so Bobbi’s talk of the frontier is close to my heart. Bobbi’s latest book is set in Gettysburg, and I lived a short distance from there when I was in high school. We’re both also busy with the booksignings, school visits, and…
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    Astraea Press

  • AP Author Spotlight: Susan Rush

    29 Oct 2014 | 11:58 pm
    Susan Rush Website: SusanDRush.comBlog: oodlesofgrace.blogspot.comGoodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22709121-just-over-the-horizon?from_search=true  Describe yourself in three words:empathetic, sarcastic, patient Tell us a little about your latest release:Just Over the Horizon chronicles the faith journey of a hospice nurse. Of course, the journey's no fun without romance and suspense so that's thrown in for fun. Short blurb:  While grieving the death of her eccentric nana, Sarah discovers a mysterious, little box. The gift quickly becomes a source of…
  • RELEASE DAY: Tracy Krauss "Lone Wolf"

    28 Oct 2014 | 3:24 am
     Blurb:Thomas Lone Wolf has recovered from a brush with death – and from a broken heart. His work of opening a First Nations cultural center at an archaeological site near the town of Marshdale is almost complete. Once his son graduates from high school, he and his daughter will have to move on to the next project. Just when he has resigned himself to being a single dad for the rest of his life, he meets a woman who seems perfect. But can his wounded heart take a chance on love again?   Author:Tracy Krauss is a best-selling and award winning author, artist and…
  • RELEASE DAY: Kathryn Scarborough "This Just In"

    28 Oct 2014 | 3:19 am
    Blurb:Science teacher Gina Thompson is as pragmatic and level headed as the next person except for the perpetual TV announcer that lives in her head and comments on everything she thinks.  Her large family drives her crazy by getting her the worst blind dates on the planet.  Ken Armstrong is an astrophysicist working at NASA.  He is alone except for his grouchy old cat and his grouchy old uncle, Ken’s only family, and he likes it fine that way.  Uncle Johann meets Gina and decides ‘she is the one’.  Through a series of planned mishaps and an icy visit from…
  • RELEASE DAY: Kathy Bosman "White Christmas Kiss"

    28 Oct 2014 | 3:13 am
    Blurb:Rachelle runs a little wedding chapel on the Coderica Passenger Liner. Two years on the passenger liner haven’t helped her find peace from past mistakes. Ray brings his girlfriend on the Coderica’s grand cruise to Europe. When his plans to marry her in the little chapel go horribly wrong and the relationship fails, Ray and Rachelle are drawn to each other like moths to a flame. Romance blossoms in Europe, culminating on Christmas Day. But the cruise ends and Rachelle isn’t sure she’s ready to leave the Coderica with Ray. Will the memory of their white Christmas kiss be strong…
  • My Town in Three Photos - Los Alamos

    25 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    by Shirley Raye Redmond  I am blessed to live in Los Alamos, a snug little community nestled on aplateau in the Jemez Mountains of northern New Mexico. If you knowanything at all about Los Alamos, you will recall that it was once a“secret city,” where scientists during WWII were frantically working todevelop the atom bomb before the Germans did so. WGN has recently aired atelevision drama Manhattan (referring to the top secret Manhattan Project)that depicts life (sort of) as it was on top of “the Hill” in thosefrantic war days. Today, Los Alamos is the home of Los…
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    Fierce Romance

  • My Ghostly Encounter in Scotland

    Gwyn Brodie
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Since today is Halloween, I thought I'd share a spooky experience of my own. During our first trip to Scotland, we toured Edinburgh Castle, which has the reputation of being one of the most haunted places in Scotland.Edinburgh has a hidden underworld strongly connected to the castle, a series of secret tunnels leading from Edinburgh castle down the Royal Mile. One of these is thought to lead to Holyrood. When the tunnels were first discovered several hundred years ago, a piper was sent to explore. As he navigated the tunnels he played his bagpipes so that his progress could be tracked by…
  • It's All about the Boots

    Cameo Brown
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:04 pm
    Happy Thursday!I hope your day is going as great as mine. I'm thrilled because I have finally found a costume for under $50.00. It's sort of an alien chick get-up with flight glasses and white go-go boots, which, I have to tell you, are quite awesome.It's funny how a little costume accessory can change the way you feel about yourself. I hate costumes that are too tight--make me feel fat. I don't like costumes that are too short--make me feel like I'm showing off my undies, which is problematic because I might forget them and not be wearing any. I hate spending a lot of time and money on a…
  • Halloween Fun

    Natasha Moore
    27 Oct 2014 | 6:38 am
    I'm not really a Halloween person. I never could think up cool costumes, and it was always cold and sometimes snowy when I had to cart my kids around for trick or treating. And since my husband is a volunteer firefighter, more often than not, he was called out to put out leaf fires and clean up smashed pumpkins in the road. To me, it seemed Halloween had turned into a night when people could break the law and get away with it. So when I mentioned this year that I didn't like Halloween, my son turned to me in surprise. "But you go out every year!"Okay, so for the past few years, my hubby and I…
  • More Bears and House Fixings!

    Terry Spear
    25 Oct 2014 | 8:16 am
    I spent some of yesterday working on bear orders and moving furniture. They’re ripping up the old carpeting and breaking up the old tile and then replacing everything with new tile. So it’s a mess. Blondie, black tipped fur bearPlum, black tipped fur bearCutting out more bears for orders and here is a new one too Sweatpea pastel rainbow bearThis carpeting is such a mess! 35 years of stains. And beneath it? 35 years of dust.  Will show After pictures later. Okay before they get to jackhammering the old tile, I’m off to try to get word count on Phantom Fae. Have a super great day!!!
  • Historical romances… Escape To The Pleasures Of The Past

    Leigh Court
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Historical romances may be about the past, but they’re not dead! Just look at the current popularity of Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander television series on Starz.  Network executives renewed the series for a second season based on overwhelming viewer response after just the first episode!And now there’s a new group called the Historical Romance Network on Facebook and Twitter, which hopes to promote a love of historicals, whether your taste runs to Regency, Victorian, Medieval, Scottish, Roman, Egyptian, American Cowboys, or anything that’s happened in the past.  Pirates,…
 
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    Love

  • 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…
  • How About Some MALE/MALE Love ...#Gay Fiction

    21 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    CLICK ON ANY COVER TO PURCHASECrossroads, Book 1 Crossroads Revisited Crossroads Showdown Crossroads Shadowland Homoerotic Historicals Long Hard Ride Magnolia Heat Sizzle & Bang The Sin Eater's Prince
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  • Wishing You a Creepy Halloween

    Suzie Quint
    31 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    There's lots of Christmas music out there. There are songs that lend themselves to the 4th of July. Lord knows there's a million songs that work for Valentine's Day. There aren't many that make me think of Halloween. This one comes close. (Actually, it makes me think of scary stories around a campfire.) If I'm in the right frame of mind, this song actually gives me goosebumps. Happy Halloween, everyone!
  • Thursday Writing Quote Prempted ~ Mark Twain

    Suzie Quint
    30 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Election day is coming up, so instead of a writing quote, I thought these words from Mark Twain might be appropriate.   Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it's time to pause and reflect. ~ Mark Twain
  • Tuesday Teaser ~ No Second Chance

    Suzie Quint
    28 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    I adore Harlan Coben's books, so when No Second Chance went on sale at Amazon, I snatched it up (even though I already own it in paper.) And there it is, sitting on my kindle, begging for a reread. So of course, I succumbed. Blurb: Marc Seidman awakens to find himself in an ICU, hooked up to an IV, his head swathed in bandages. Twelve days earlier, he had an enviable life as a successful surgeon, living in a peaceful suburban neighborhood with his beautiful wife and a baby he adored. Now he lies in a hospital bed, shot by an unseen assailant. His wife has been killed, and his six-month-old…
  • Nuggets for October

    Suzie Quint
    26 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    If you're a member of a critique group or if you just have a writing buddy, this is a great post on how to give feedback http://emmadarwin.typepad.com/thisitchofwriting/2013/03/feedback-humility-and-the-sword-of-truth.html An outstanding post about punctuating dialog http://theeditorsblog.net/2010/12/08/punctuation-in-dialogue/ Writing a fight scene is never easy. This might help. http://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/guide-to-literary-agents/5-essential-tips-for-writing-killer-fight-scenes Battle scenes are especially challenging. This post might help.
  • Thursday Writing Quote ~ Phyllis Whitney

    Suzie Quint
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Sometimes there may be a really bad situation in which my heroine can take no action on her own. Then I bring on another character who has a strong drive, and perhaps a very different goal, so that she is forced into taking action. Suspense results. ~ Phyllis Whitney
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  • Friday Deals and Stuff To Check Out

    FV Sophia
    31 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
      Happy Friday y’all! Who’s excited? Who’s face down, totally exhausted? Head’s Up! Mark your calendars. Forever’s #HistoricalHookup Facebook party is next Wednesday, November 5th. Eight of some of their best historical authors are stopping by for a night of Q&A’s and prizes. Participating authors: Eileen Dreyer Elle Daniels Jennifer Delamere Fans of Paula Quinn Kelly Bowen Anne Barton Stacy Henrie, Author Elizabeth Hoyt Fun Giveaway for Game of Thrones Fans Win an exclusive boxed edition of The World of Ice & Fire! One of only 100 special boxes…
  • The Friday Five is Ready! Check Out Amy’s Favorite Freebies!

    FV Sophia
    31 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    The Proposition by Katie Ashley 0.00 AMZ B&N KOBO The Education of Sebastian by Jane Harvey-Berrick 0.00 AMZ B&N KOBO The Lonely Drop by Vanessa North 0.00 AMZ B&N KOBO Unbreakable by Abby Reynolds 0.00 AMZ B&N KOBO A Sleep So Dark by Inara Scott 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! The…
  • Review: Archangel’s Shadow by Nalini Singh

    FV Jen
    31 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Nalini Singh is a NYT Bestselling author with three wildly popular series.    is the story of Janvier and Ashwini.  They have been a couple, yet not a couple, for many books starting with Angel’s Pawn.  It is book seven in the Guild Hunter series. Jen:  Time for my confession of the day.  Though Ms. Singh’s Psy/Changeling series is probably her most popular series, I adore the Guild Hunter series with everything in me.  I actually like it more than Psy/Changeling.  I think the reason is because it has a central couple with Elena and Raphael.  Though it has that central couple we…
  • Romancing the Billionaire Graphic Teaser + Giveaway

    FV Sophia
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    The Billionaires Boy Club series by Jessica Clare is releasing in both ebook and mass market paperback on November 4th. Here’s a little teaser to whet your appetite until then…   Blurb The New Billionaire Boys Club novel by the New York Times bestselling author. The Billionaire Boys Club is a secret society. Six men of astonishing wealth. But there’s one thing money can’t buy. When it comes to love, success doesn’t come so easily… Jonathan Lyons. Playboy, billionaire, and adventurer, he lives life on the edge. When he hears that his mentor, Dr. Phineas DeWitt, had a…
  • Excerpt: All I Want For Christmas Is You + Giveaway! Win An iPad Mini!

    FV Sophia
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
      Bestselling author Jessica Scott just released her holiday novella, ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU. Check out the excerpt and enter to win an iPad mini below. The giveaway is sponsored by the author. Fiction Vixen will not be choosing or announcing the winner. You should contact the author directly with any questions.   All I Want For Christmas Is You Available Now GoodReads || Amazon || Barnes & Noble || Kobo Summary All Major Patrick MacLean wanted was Christmas with the woman and child who were his family in everything but name. But Captain Samantha Egan has come back from…
 
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  • Once Burned (Night Prince #1) by Jeaniene Frost

    Cristal | Book Addict
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Publication: June 26, 2012Publisher: AvonSource: BoughtShe's a mortal with dark powers...After a tragic accident scarred her body and destroyed her dreams, Leila never imagined that the worst was still to come: terrifying powers that let her channel electricity and learn a person's darkest secrets through a single touch. Leila is doomed to a life of solitude...until creatures of the night kidnap her, forcing her to reach out with a telepathic distress call to the world's most infamous vampire...He's the Prince of Night...Vlad Tepesh inspired the greatest vampire legend of all—but whatever…
  • Book Review: The Good Girl by Mary Kubica

    Cristal | Book Addict
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:29 am
    Publication: July 29, 2014Publisher: Harlequin MIRASource: Publisher"I've been following her for the past few days. I know where she buys her groceries, where she has her dry cleaning done, where she works. I don't know the color of her eyes or what they look like when she's scared. But I will." Born to a prominent Chicago judge and his stifled socialite wife, Mia Dennett moves against the grain as a young inner-city art teacher. One night, Mia enters a bar to meet her on-again, off-again boyfriend. But when he doesn't show, she unwisely leaves with an enigmatic stranger. With his smooth…
  • Something Reckless & Something Real by Lexi Ryan Cover Reveals!!

    Cristal | Book Addict
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:49 pm
    Ever since I discovered the Here & Now series by Lexi Ryan,  I have been in love with her books. I'm excited that Liz and Sam will be getting their own story.  I am also very happy to show you guys the sexy covers to her two upcoming novels Something Reckless and Something Real!DUAL COVER REVEALBy New York Times and USA Today Bestselling AuthorLexi RyanAdult Contemporary RomanceExpected release: December 22, 2014Covers designed by Okay CreationsHe talks dirty to me, but I don’t know his name.He wants to tie me up, but I don’t know his face.He turns me on, but I couldn’t…
  • The Buried (The Apostles #2) by Shelley Coriell Blog Tour!

    Cristal | Book Addict
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:18 am
    Thank you for stopping by my leg of  The Buried blog tour! This book was just entertaining and suspenseful read. I’m very excited for you guys to check the book and my review! Don’t forget to check out the author’s info and excerpt from the book at the bottom.P.S. Enter the giveaway below to win a print copy of The Buried by Shelley Coriell! For those that leave a comment on my blog from now until November 3, 2014, I will be giving away an additional print copy of the book for US/Canada only!Publication: October 28, 2014Publisher: Forever / Hachette Book GroupSource:…
  • The Summer After You & Me by Jennifer Salvato Doktorski Cover Reveal!

    Cristal | Book Addict
    29 Oct 2014 | 7:13 am
    Today I am happy to reveal the cover for Jennifer Salvato Doktorski’s upcoming YA novel, The Summer After You and Me.  I love summertime. And this book sounds like the perfect summer or beach read.Her previous books include Famous Last Words and How My Summer Went Up in Flames...which I suggest you check out.  To find out more about the author visit her site and twitter/ facebook (information at the bottom). Don’t forget to add her book on Goodreads!Expected Publication: Spring 2015Publisher: Sourcebooks FireSunbathing, surfing, eating funnel cake on the boardwalk—Lucy loves…
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