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  • Big Mortal Danger Winners!

    Ann Aguirre
    Ann Aguirre
    12 Aug 2014 | 11:50 am
    First off, congratulations! And thanks to everyone who participated. I hope it was fun.  Olivia Campbell –  trip or laptop  Mighta Zerie Nolasco –  manuscript critique Zairah Divino - flash drive Lea Krnjeta – branded compact Lina G – Skype chat Alyssa Susanna – signed Fierce Reads book prize package Arnie Arce - movie poster Chelle Pike – infinity symbol necklace You can contact me with your shipping information using the link on my contact page. If you don’t get in touch by August 26th, we will draw for a new winner. In the event a grand prize…
  • New Website etc.

    Writer's Blog: Blog of romance author Jennifer Ashley
    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: or 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…
  • Just Add Salt

    Melly's Spot
    7 Aug 2014 | 4:38 am
    Last night my husband and I had a discussion about letting our dog Scooter out in the morning. Now that I leave for work at five, he usually goes out around 4 to 4:15. It's dark at that time! And we live in the country.Me: When I let Scooter out and feed the cats, I leave the front door open in case of emergency.Him: Wait. You are saying that while I'm in the house sleeping you leave the front door wide open? So one morning I'm going to wake up with a bear hovering over me??Me: No, the cats are there, so it can't be dangerous. I'm pretty sure they smell bear.Him: So one morning I'm going to…
  • Happy Labor Day » Blog
    31 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
  • Final edits and Createspace

    JEN BLACK author
    1 Sep 2014 | 1:47 am
    I'm up to Chapter Thirty in my "final edit" of Capture a Queen. What I've discovered on this go through is that I'm getting really good at combining two sentences into one, and doing it more elegantly than I used to. Practice does improve one's technique, if not make it quite perfect yet! I've also found that around chapter 27 I've screwed up the time line. Things happen out of sequence, so that will need a major re-shuffle. I'm going to work it out on a paper copy and then transfer the finished result to the computer. Otherwise I'd always be afraid I'd deleted something instead of…
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    Ann Aguirre

  • Big Mortal Danger Winners!

    Ann Aguirre
    12 Aug 2014 | 11:50 am
    First off, congratulations! And thanks to everyone who participated. I hope it was fun.  Olivia Campbell –  trip or laptop  Mighta Zerie Nolasco –  manuscript critique Zairah Divino - flash drive Lea Krnjeta – branded compact Lina G – Skype chat Alyssa Susanna – signed Fierce Reads book prize package Arnie Arce - movie poster Chelle Pike – infinity symbol necklace You can contact me with your shipping information using the link on my contact page. If you don’t get in touch by August 26th, we will draw for a new winner. In the event a grand prize…
  • Let It Go Day

    Ann Aguirre
    4 Aug 2014 | 11:29 am
    I’m excited to tell you all about an event I’m putting together in conjunction with Harlequin, called Let It Go Day. #LetItGo In I WANT IT THAT WAY, Ty has to let go of old pain in order to embrace happiness and open his heart to love. We all have past baggage that makes it hard to move forward. So in honor of this, we’ll be celebrating his freedom on September 3rd.  I invite all my readers (and other authors) to participate by letting go of painful memories and reaffirming your freedom. I can’t wait for the excitement on September 3rd and I hope you’re up for…
  • The Big Mortal Danger Contest

    Ann Aguirre
    3 Jul 2014 | 5:33 pm
    It’s almost release time for MORTAL DANGER, the first book in my new YA trilogy about bullies, beauty, prep school, and revenge. In case you haven’t seen it yet, the cover is absolutely amazing. I love the infinity symbol. In honor of the release of MORTAL DANGER (coming 8/5/14), I’m doing an Infinity Symbol Scavenger Hunt for the entire month of July.  Your mission will be to find and capture (take a picture of) any infinity symbols you can find or create.  The more creative you get, the more points you will earn.  Here’s an example of one I found in Vancouver, Canada. I need…
  • 2B New Adult Cover Reveal

    Ann Aguirre
    16 Jun 2014 | 6:30 am
    We are over the moon about the cover reveal for my 2B Trilogy Series!!! Published by Harlequin HQN, the 2B Trilogy Series is a New Adult Contemporary Romance series made up of 3 titles. I WANT IT THAT WAY is the first full-length novel in the 2B Trilogy and is set to be released August 26th. Book 2, AS LONG AS YOU LOVE ME, is releasing on September 30th, and THE SHAPE OF MY HEART is scheduled to be released on November 25th. You DO NOT want to miss this series!   About I WANT IT THAT WAY: Nadia Conrad has big dreams, and she’s determined to make them come true. But between maintaining…
  • Reviewer Book requests

    Ann Aguirre
    11 Jun 2014 | 1:44 pm
    Would you like to get one of my books for FREE? Then you can already start celebrating like this:   If you do not have a blog, remember that first preference will be given to you if you’ve reviewed books of mine at Amazon or Goodreads. There are also some foreign language titles in here, so be sure to spread the word among all of your bilingual peers.   Here are some of the titles you can request: Silver Mirrors Enclave – SPANISH Language Edition. Horde – SPANISH Language Edition. Horde – FRENCH Language Edition. Let the Requests & Reviews commence!   Note: as it…
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    Writer's Blog: Blog of romance author Jennifer Ashley

  • 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: or 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: 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: US: UK: CA: AU:…
  • 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 and…
  • Perfect Mate--Shifters Unbound, coming in May!

    26 Apr 2014 | 5:18 pm
    I love this gorgeous cover! This is for Perfect Mate, Nell and Cormac's story that was originally published in Unbound last March.Due to popular demand, the publisher has agreed to pull it out of the anthology and publish it as an e-book on its own for $1.99.Out May 20!!Pre-orders:Amazon: will show up on Kobo and other booksellers…
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    Melly's Spot

  • Just Add Salt

    7 Aug 2014 | 4:38 am
    Last night my husband and I had a discussion about letting our dog Scooter out in the morning. Now that I leave for work at five, he usually goes out around 4 to 4:15. It's dark at that time! And we live in the country.Me: When I let Scooter out and feed the cats, I leave the front door open in case of emergency.Him: Wait. You are saying that while I'm in the house sleeping you leave the front door wide open? So one morning I'm going to wake up with a bear hovering over me??Me: No, the cats are there, so it can't be dangerous. I'm pretty sure they smell bear.Him: So one morning I'm going to…
  • One Day at a Time...

    27 Jul 2014 | 7:43 am
    I started a new job this week and it's great! I'm working with my former coworker and friend Sunny and it's in an exciting area to work in. I chronicled my days on Facebook and I decided to cut and paste them over here so they are all in one place and can be read in order.Day One:Well, the first day is done! I am sooo freaking tired. I made the big mistake of wearing a new pair of flats today. By the end of the day my ankles were in so much pain I was limping off the Metro while biting back my whimpers. But other than that it was an awesome day! I got to shadow my friend and coworker (again)…
  • A Year Ago Today.

    30 Jun 2014 | 6:38 pm
    It's been a year since I was laid off. A year that was like a roller coaster, with many highs and lows. Some loops. A few moments when I wanted to puke. The whole package.I had two short-term jobs that each had their own pro's and con's. I miss them both, but I kind of knew they weren't "the one." I'm still grateful though. They helped get me back into the game and stopped me from growing cob webs. I still miss my old work family so much, even though I still see a lot of them. It's hard to believe we won't all be together again. There's a part of me that still feels this is a nightmare…
  • Throwback Matey's!

    26 Jun 2014 | 10:13 am
    I have an interview tomorrow. It's with the same company I was supposed to start working for this week, but for a different department. In honor of the interview, I decided to dig up an old work picture of me for Throwback Thursday (#tbt for those who speak in hashtags). The memo was *THIS* big!Here I am at my first full time job at PricewaterhouseCoopers or just Price Waterhouse back then. I believe this is also my first official desk that was all mine and boy am I proud of it! I shared an office with another girl whose job it was to do research in Lexus…
  • Swinging the Summer Away

    25 Jun 2014 | 8:04 pm
    I love summer. I love everything about it. I love the fireflies, the long days and the hot temps. I just love it. Another part of the summer I enjoy is seeing all the summer shows on television. Some of them are the same old comedies and crime dramas, but some of them are a little bit cheesy, a little more risky and just plain fun. I don't catch a lot of shows because I'm more of a reruns on DVD type of person, but there was one summer show I didn't miss.It was the summer of '08 and one I would gladly forget if I could. It was the summer we lost my father. Yet despite that, one…
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    JEN BLACK author

  • Final edits and Createspace

    1 Sep 2014 | 1:47 am
    I'm up to Chapter Thirty in my "final edit" of Capture a Queen. What I've discovered on this go through is that I'm getting really good at combining two sentences into one, and doing it more elegantly than I used to. Practice does improve one's technique, if not make it quite perfect yet! I've also found that around chapter 27 I've screwed up the time line. Things happen out of sequence, so that will need a major re-shuffle. I'm going to work it out on a paper copy and then transfer the finished result to the computer. Otherwise I'd always be afraid I'd deleted something instead of…
  • Writing - what's gender got to do with it?

    29 Aug 2014 | 3:32 am
    I'm like everyone else in that I follow links on Twitter in the hope of finding something good. Sometimes I do, and one of the website I've bookmarked is this one:  Take a  look at her home page and you'll see (if you are like me, that is) loads of titles to articles you simple must read. They don't disappoint, either.I keep re-reading the one about the first 250 words of your book being the most important in the hope that eventually, I'll be doing what she suggests by instinct. It will filter through in a process something akin to osmosis. That's…
  • Castle Dounie

    25 Aug 2014 | 4:49 am
    The walk was listed as a three-hour walk and we did it in three hours ten minutes - and that included a lot of short stops to enjoy views. The first hour was all uphill, zig-zagging up the hillside through ancient woodland with the sound of water in our ears and every shade of green around us.The gravel track soon became a grass track interspersed with boulders, and the trees towered over us. Every so often a curve in the path would offer a spectacular window-view through the trees.We made it to Castle Dounie on the lower summit of Creag Mhor along a wonderful path with heather billowing…
  • Beauties of Argyll

    23 Aug 2014 | 4:22 am
    Just back from a couple of days away at Crinan Hotel. We were expecting cold rainy weather - so the forecasters said - and actually had brilliant sunny weather. It is amazing how variable weather can be in this little island of ours. Got well and truly bitten by the notorious Scottish midgie, too.We stopped at Dunardy halfway along the Crinan Canal to give Tim a walk. We had a lovely saunter through Foresty Commisssion woods and finally broke out of the trees and were rewarded with an ever expanding view. The higher we climbed, the better the view, so we kept on climbing! It was a gentle,…
  • Current work

    19 Aug 2014 | 2:39 am
    This Scottish Independence thing is taking on  a looming presence. DH threatens he won't go to Scotland ever again if they vote Yes. I can go, he says generously, but he will stay home.  I suspect the hard-headed Scots are going to vote No, but we'll see. I may well be holidaying alone in the future!As you probably all know, I'm currently editing my book about Matho. I've made a decision - I either self-publish this book this year, or I throw it in the bin. I've been working on it in fits and starts for a long time now but it never seems to be finished. The time period is…
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  • Romance Cooks

    Jenna Bayley-Burke
    9 Aug 2014 | 9:36 pm
    I'm sharing Lauren's Red Potato and Bacon Salad (Cooking Up A Seduction) on Romance Cooks ::
  • Caribbean Cowboy

    Jenna Bayley-Burke
    12 Jul 2014 | 11:32 am
    I wish life had lined up so I could write faster about Nik Hansen. In the mean time...
  • What Google Really Thinks of Me

    Jenna Bayley-Burke
    9 Jun 2014 | 11:46 am
    I was stalking The Bloggess and she did a post about Googlism, a site that gives you the straight poop on what Google thinks of you. Of course this made me curious, as most things do. I had check it out. Careful, it's not like you can unlearn these things about yourself.jenna is famousjenna is ecstaticjenna is even dumber than her fatherjenna is the answer to a mothers prayersjenna is appearing on live with regis on mondayjenna is described as "bubbly" and “a bluejenna is known along the stripjenna is certainly specialjenna is like that also in real lifejenna is winningjenna is really…
  • Greetings From the Review Trail

    Jenna Bayley-Burke
    2 May 2014 | 12:30 am
    Cooking Up A Seduction has been getting some great reviews lately...I give Cooking Up Seduction 5 Fangs only because 6 isn’t allowed. Hot steamy romance mixed with yummy described food makes an awesome tale. -- Authors That RockA lovely, fun and smooth read that I can heartily recommend to even the most discerning of romance readers. -- Rage, Sex & Teddy BearsI will try to keep my gushing about this book small, but that will be difficult as this was such a fantastic read. This is one I know you won't regret reading. -- Sarah Says Read Romance
  • That Time I Got Stabbed At My Brother's Wedding

    Jenna Bayley-Burke
    1 May 2014 | 12:00 pm
    We're just back from a trip to DC for my brother's wedding. The bride was gorgeous, the ceremony touching, the pictures full of personality & the reception was off the hook! Until I got stabbed.By a pencil thin stiletto heel, in my toe. I may have disinfected it with a shot of vodka. It wasn't nice vodka, I wouldn't be so wasteful. But it did end my dancing early, even before my one-year-old niece stole the spotlight with her rendition of the hokey pokey. I think my bridesmaid season is ending. My brothers are all married, as are many of my friends. Which is fine, because I am a dynamite…
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    Meljean Brook » Blog

  • THE BLOG POST OF SHAME (i.e., Where’s FROZEN?)

    27 Aug 2014 | 9:30 pm
    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 the premise of the story, I like the characters … but for some reason, this novella has never just clicked the way it was supposed to.
  • Legends of Red Sonja’s collected edition is here! and Read-a-Romance Month

    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)

    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…
  • Live Chat at 6:30 Eastern/3:30 Pacific!

    11 Aug 2014 | 2:18 pm
    And it’s over! But if you missed it, just click the event link below — the chat is still there, along with all of the questions and answers! Thank you so much to Bec McMaster, Karina Cooper, Delilah Dawson, Kristen Callihan, Jen Frederick for hosting the chat, and Morgan Doremus (who organized everything!) Just a reminder that the live chat is today! Come chat with Steampunk Authors Meljean Brook and special guestsBec McMasterKarina Cooper, Delilah S. Dawson, and Kristen Callihanand get insights on steampunk, fantasy, alpha males, and sweet sweet giveaways. Here is the link to…
  • Live Chat + Two Books and author insertion

    5 Aug 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Live Chat First! Next week (Monday, August 11th from 6:30 – 9:30 Eastern) the awesome Jen Frederick is hosting a chat featuring…me! I’ll be chatting along with special guests Bec McMaster, Delilah Dawson, Karina Cooper, and Kristen Callihan, giving away prizes, and generally being my dorky self. Here is the event link: and the groovy graphic: I hope you’ll show up! I’ll add more details and links to the chat on Monday. Two Books and Author Insertion In the past week, I’ve read Stephen King’s Mr.
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    Dee Carney

  • Saturday Status-August 16, 2014

    Dee Carney
    16 Aug 2014 | 8:32 am
    I managed exactly two of these before stopping. Oops. But here we go again and I promise to try to do better! What I’m Writing Now I had written over 14K words on Vampire Hunger Book 3…before scrapping it all. I’d found the original chapter one I’d written and liked it so much better than the revision. So, I’m now back to the drawing board, using the original version. So as of right now, I’m 7000 words into a 75,000 word (estimated–I’ll probably go up to 90K) story. I’m simultaneously writing a sooper sekrit series for self-pub. The first…
  • Saturday Status-June 14, 2014

    Dee Carney
    14 Jun 2014 | 1:21 pm
    Works in Progress: The #sixsunday post didn’t work for some reason, but I’m still working on Vampire Hunger 3 and am 9200 words into it. I’m projecting it to be somewhere around 75,000 words when done, which probably means it’ll be at least 90,000 words. lol I’m also cowriting a tentacle-themed story with Ella Drake, although it’s a back-burner project. We’re only on chapter 2 of an unknown final length story.   Tweet of the week: I absolutely believe in the inherent goodness of people. This tweet/link is yet another example. Loved this story.
  • Saturday Status-June 7, 2014

    Dee Carney
    7 Jun 2014 | 8:29 am
    I’ve been a fan of @AlannaCoca ‘s Saturday Status posts for a while and I just saw @jessmichaelbks doing it too, so I’m going to try and join in on the fun. Regularly. (Key word, that.)   Works in Progress So I’m about ten percent in to Untitled, Vampire Hunger 3 and will have a #sixsunday post up tomorrow. Right now, I only have a vague idea of how to tie this book into the series (weird, right?) so I’m purposefully writing slowly. Sometimes not knowing what’s going to happen in a story makes it difficult to write!   Tweet of the week How cool…
  • Six Sentence Sunday

    Dee Carney
    7 Jun 2014 | 6:33 am
    #sixsunday is back! (yes, again–hush.) I’ve been a bad, bad author and not writing posts, and not writing in general. So here I am again. This is book 3 in my vampire Hunger series. The heroine and hero are meeting for the first time. Neither of them know that they need in each–in not just a sexual way. But first, courtesy of Pinterest, here’s a nice pic representative of Victor, my vampire hero… For that, he owed the enticing woman a small favor. Instead of giving her the answers she so obviously wanted, he…
  • Did you know?

    Dee Carney
    4 Jun 2014 | 4:48 pm
    If you search for “most sex araousing novels” on Google, my site comes up as the number four result? Typo or no typo, good to know.
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    Diane Craver            Award-Winning Author - Blog

  • A Joyful Break - still ranked high on Amazon!

    23 Aug 2014 | 8:23 pm
    Thank you to everyone who has purchased my books this month, especially  A Joyful Break. You helped to keep it #1 in Amish Romance for several days. Right now it's # 23 in Amish Romance. I've started writing Book Four in my Dreams of Plain Daughters Series. The title is A Decision of Faith! I already have a cover for this book, and I love it because the young woman is perfect in appearance for the character, Violet Robinson. Busy weekend for the Cravers. We tore out carpet and padding in the upstairs of our previous house this morning because we are going to have new carpet installed in…
  • An Amish Starry Summer Night! 

    19 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    This novella is available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble! I enjoyed so much writing my short, AN AMISH STARRY CHRISTMAS NIGHT, that I had to tell Rebecca's story and write about her in my new novella. I hope readers will want to read about Rebecca and her challenges! BLURB: Rebecca Fisher’s childhood best friend, Andrew Kauffman, left Clayton Falls without saying goodbye. It surprised Rebecca that fifteen-year-old Andrew never kept in touch with her after suddenly leaving their close-knit Plain community. Eleven years later, Andrew breaks his engagement with an English woman and quits…
  • TOP PICK & 5 Star Rating!

    7 Aug 2014 | 5:37 am
    Eleven years after schoolteacher Ruth Yoder lost her beloved fiancé, Daniel, in a buggy accident, she finds herself ready to be courted by someone again. David Hershberger, Ruth’s neighbor and also a widower, seems smitten with Ruth, but hasn’t expressed his thoughts to her. Since he’s forty years old and Ruth is thirty-five years old, he worries that he might be too old for her. They continue enjoying each other’s company, but remain noncommittal for now. As they spend more time with each other, do they both realize they are developing feelings for one another?
  • A JOYFUL BREAK - 99 cents!

    3 Aug 2014 | 5:23 am
    Available here: Amazon                                 B & N                                AppleBook ONE in my AMISH SERIES will be 99 cents today through August 10th!BLURB for A JOYFUL BREAKAfter her mother’s untimely death, a twenty-year-old Amish woman has a…
  • Visit me at CTR blog for a chance to win Book 3 in my Amish Series! 

    13 Jul 2014 | 5:42 am
    I'm on the Coffee Time Romance Blog today. If you leave a comment, your name will be entered in my drawing for a copy of Book 3 in my Amish Series, FLEETING HOPE! Link:   Book 1 or Book 2 may be substituted if the winner so chooses! Have a super & blessed Sunday, everyone.
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    Megan Crane & Caitlin Crews

  • Newsletter Sign Up!

    15 Aug 2014 | 8:13 am
    My monthly newsletter will be going out later today! Are you signed up? You don't want to miss it!
  • Project Joy: The Triathlon Version

    16 Apr 2014 | 8:39 am
    Just about six months ago, I decided I wanted to do a triathlon.  I wasn't particularly fit.  I'd spent the previous nine or so months doing a lot of hiking but that was about it.  But my friend had done one and the way she talked about it was inspiring. It clicked. I'd never found working out for medicinal purposes (because I knew I ought to) much fun, but I thought training for something seemed like the kind of focus I needed. I'd been a lifeguard in a previous life, so I could swim.  I already knew how to ride a bike.  And I've had periods of…
  • 2013

    31 Dec 2013 | 6:37 pm
    This was such a magical, extraordinary year, coming as it did on the heels of two years' worth of grief, loss, change, and a very grim sort of hope for something better. We found it in 2013, I'm happy to say. I started the year off on a truly life-altering trip to Ireland in the company of some wonderful (and so very inspiring!) writers, then visited old friends in London. In May Jeff and I visited what we hope will be our future home in Montana, where I went on to plot out a brand new series and the start of a new publishing venture with another set of writers who are both friends…
  • Life Lessons, or Things I Have Learned from Reading “Smutty,” “Trashy,” and “Dirty” Books

    16 Sep 2013 | 6:30 am
    1.     Stop thinking so much and so hard about yourself.  Think more about others and see what happens.2.     Pain can be good.  It can lead you exactly where you need to go.3.     The more you trust, the better it is.4.     Ask for what you want.  Everything’s better when you do.5.     “Perfect for you” isn’t the same thing as “perfect,” and vice versa.6.     People always reveal themselves if you let them, for good or…
  • TEMPT ME, COWBOY is out now!

    10 Sep 2013 | 3:42 pm
    I'm so excited that my first straight up contemporary romance is finally out! You can buy it wherever you buy your ebooks, and I hope you will!But here it is at Amazon (and there are already some great reviews!  Hooray!) for your buying pleasure, just in case.
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    Mina Carter

  • New cover goodness!

    Mina Carter
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:48 am
    Today it’s the turn of Between a Rock and a Hard Place to get a new cover!   Available from: Amazon | Amazon UK | B&N | ARe | Kobo
  • A new look for Hard as a Rock!

    Mina Carter
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:38 am
    In a spare five minutes today I decided to give Hard as a Rock a bit of a cover ‘face’ lift. It’s not filtered down to all the sales sites yet, but I like the abs…definitely liking the abs… What do you think? Available now from: Amazon | Amazon UK | Apple | ARe
  • Never Judge A Book By Its Cover – Elizabeth Morgan (Guest Post)

    Mina Carter
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:01 pm
    One should never really judge a book by its cover, because even if the outside doesn’t look so great, inside could be the most amazing story you have ever read in your life. And then on the other hand, I have heard on a few occasions how a book cover has no relation to the story itself. Now, August 25th marks the re-release of my Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance series titled, the Blood Series. Yes, both books were previously published in 2011 and 2012, but when my publisher shut down in 2013, well, I knew right away that I would self-publish this series from these two books onward. I…
  • Release day for The Letter!!

    Mina Carter
    1 Jul 2014 | 5:07 am
    Sergeant Rick Week’s career ended in a hail of bullets and the death of a friend. After months of recuperation, he’s finally able to fulfill a promise he made to that friend. All he has to do is find a girl and deliver a letter. Simple. Maybe… Hattie Jameson lost the man she loved. KIA. A year and a half later, she’s trying to move on but a letter for a charity calendar shoot addressed to her late fiance, Billy, rocks her. Not as much as the sexy as hell Scottish soldier who turns up on her doorstep. The man who was with Billy when he died. She shouldn’t find him attractive. Not…
  • Pre-release Giveaway for The Letter!

    Mina Carter
    28 Jun 2014 | 10:18 am
    Okay, to celebrate my upcoming release THE LETTER, we’re having a giveaway! Fill out the Rafflecopter form below to enter. Remember the more tasks you complete the more entries you get. Good Luck!   a Rafflecopter giveaway   Just in case (since we’ve had problems with the link on the newsletter, here’s the direct link!
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    Delilah Devlin » Blog

  • 1 Day to His Every Fantasy! (Contest)

    1 Sep 2014 | 6:33 am
    NOTE: The Random Scavenger Hunt Contest ends tonight! See details for entering three posts down! Tomorrow, His Every Fantasy releases! I certainly hope you give it a try. Sergei and Kara rock the bayou! The story has everything you could want: a hard-edged warrior, nefarious villains, suspense, and a group of sexy SEALs determined to keep a certain little virgin thinking about things other than her problems. :) I know you’ll enjoy them. And I know you’ll be ready for the next story. So get your fingers walking to your favorite online store to pre-order the book! In the…
  • 2 Days to His Every Fantasy! (Contest)

    31 Aug 2014 | 8:58 am
     NOTE: The Random Scavenger Hunt Contest is still ongoing! See details two posts down! If you follow me on Facebook, you know I’ve shared snippets from this book, including the thrilling entirety of chapter one. Here, I share a little snippet of the sexiness that ensues in the second of my Sultry Summer Nights books. My heroine is a virgin. Something key to the trouble she is in. Something that helps Sergei redeem himself for a past mistake. Virgin doesn’t mean clueless. It also doesn’t mean she won’t be eager for a little “instruction.” Buy at Barnes…
  • 3 Days to His Every Fantasy! (Contest)

    30 Aug 2014 | 10:10 am
    NOTE: The Random Scavenger Hunt Contest is still ongoing! See details in the next post! His Every Fantasy releases in most places next Tuesday! Some of you nag me to write longer stories. Well, here’s one. Sure, Amazon’s being a butt, which hasn’t helped readers find it or the one before it one little bit. But both are here (almost) for my friends to enjoy. Everything you love is there—sexy, Alpha, ex-SEAL, Black Ops guys; suspense; some light, BDSM to get your heart thumping; steamy Louisiana bayous; hot merciless Mexican sun, Caribbean sea… But before I…
  • Delilah’s Random Scavenger Hunt!

    28 Aug 2014 | 7:50 am
    For the next few days, I’ll be sharing posts from His Every Fantasy and the prequel book, Her Only Desire. Today, I just want to play. Well, I’m going to be working at my desk, but I invite you to play. We’re having a scavenger hunt! The winner gets his or her choice of one of these Cross ‘n’ Bones bracelets I’ve made (not the multi-cross one!): DO NOT POST YOUR ANSWERS TO THE QUESTIONS HERE! Why would you want to help someone else qualify for the prize, huh? DO POST HERE SAYING HOW MUCH FUN YOU HAD. Not that I’ll make posting a comment here a…
  • Kacey Hammell: Prank Me

    27 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Here’s a sneak peek at Kacey Hammell’s Prank Me… PRANK ME Kacey Hammell Contemporary Erotica Quickie Short Story ISBN # 9781419945007 Publisher: Ellora’s Cave From zero to sixty … no amount of braking will stop this crash course with love. Race car driver Lark Stevens agrees to help a close friend prove that paybacks can be a bitch. But what she doesn’t expect is to fall in lust with her mark. Or is he who she thinks he is? Set on her mission, Lark assumes the mystery man who amps up the heat and pushes her heart into overdrive is her intended target. And once they…
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    HelenKay Dimon » blog

  • Early Review

    29 Aug 2014 | 6:14 am
    It’s never too early to talk about ONLY, my October release, is it? I don’t think so either. Here is a great early review from RT Book Reviews. The reviewer gave ONLY 4 1/2 stars – wahoo! “Dimon turns genre expectations upside down in this blisteringly hot erotic suspense sequel. Fans of her high-stakes, dangerously seductive world will find plenty of familiar faces and a wealth of new temptations and menace that quickly grow addictive…Dimon’s ability to weave together such strong, engaging plots is commendable, and her characters are surprising, complex and…
  • Behind The Scenes

    27 Aug 2014 | 6:10 am
    I thought I’d give a little peek at the behind the scenes writing of LONG WAY HOME. Here are some thing you might find interesting about the book: 1. This is the third in a series of four. The hero, Callen, is a a bit difficult. I think of him as emotionally broken yet solid. It’s a weird combination. He loves his family yet keeps getting hit by disappointments and the fallout from family secrets, but he’s not weak. And Grace, the heroine, totally gets him and is not scared off. I love that about her. 2. I originally wanted his book to be #4 in the series but I…
  • Cover Reveal

    21 Aug 2014 | 6:51 am
    I have a cool new cover to show you. This is for a print anthology which will include my Cosmo Red-Hot Read, EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW. I adore my fellow authors in this – Erin McCarthy & Maisey Yates. It’s called ‪#‎SexyMistakes‬ and it’s a reprint, meaning all these novellas have already been released. But if you want my novella in print or if you want all three novellas together (and you do), this will be your chance. It will be out in November. Look how pretty it is!
  • Release Day!!

    19 Aug 2014 | 10:25 am
    It’s release day!! LONG WAY HOME is out and I’m so excited. Callen Hanover is one of my favorite heroes. He’s had a rough life and now he has a chance at a happy ending. This book features a hero who manages to be both rock solid and very broken, a determined & smart heroine, reunited lovers and family secrets. I hope you’ll check it out. The Hanover brothers are trying to live down the con-man reputation of their late father. But they can’t blame their father for all their problems in life—or in love… Callen Hanover has led a tough life. But after years of…
  • Snippet!

    18 Aug 2014 | 2:58 pm
    LONG WAY HOME comes out tomorrow. I thought this was a good time to post a little snippet from the first time Callen Hanover sees Grace Pruitt after some time apart. Callen’s brothers don’t even know about Grace but she is really not one to be ignored. “Lucky for you, I’m not going anywhere.” Oh, holy shit no. “Meaning?” “I’m staying in town, at the Severn Motel.” The historic place in the center of town, right next to the fire station and far too close to Shadow Hill. He could get in his car and be there with her . . . yeah, he needed more distance. “For how…
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    Kate Davies Blogs!

  • A Birthday Visit to Diagon Alley

    25 Aug 2014 | 11:28 pm
    Today was GPS's eleventh birthday. And an offhanded remark led to a pretty amazing birthday present from the siblings.A few weeks back, GPS was asked for a birthday wish list. The semi-joking response? "I just want my Hogwart's letter."Well, of course, right? Harry Potter got his letter when he turned eleven. Isn't that what every self-respecting HP fan would want?FutureStar and Midkid heard this and jumped into action. So when GPS got back from baseball practice tonight, this is what happened:Hedwig was waiting at the front door, and the acceptance letter was on the front porch.Inside, signs…
  • Quick Poll! What's Your Favorite Kind Of Hero?

    9 May 2014 | 12:02 am
    Hey all! I'm looking for a little input. If you had to pick just one kind of hero, what would it be?firefightercopmilitary manbodyguardother (tell me in the comments!)I'm curious to see what's popular!
  • All About #MyWritingProcess - The Blog Tour

    24 Mar 2014 | 6:00 am
    Thanks to Skylar Kade for including me on this writing process blog tour!1. What am I working on? Currently, I'm tidying up and revising one of my earlier books, Hooked, for re-release later this year. It's my first foray into self-publishing, and the learning curve has been steep! I'm enjoying it, though. I'm also closing in on the ending for a new rodeo-set novella.2. How does my work differ from others of its genre? Wow, that's a tough question. I've been told that my dialogue stands out - and considering my college degree was in playwriting, I guess that's fitting! And no matter how…
  • Meet The Author - Danube Adele

    15 Jan 2014 | 3:30 am
    NAME:  Danube AdeleBLOG: www.danubeadele.wordpress.comTITLE OF FIRST BOOK: Quicksilver Dreams, Book #1 Dreamwalker SeriesRELEASE DATE:  January 6, 2014FAVORITE WRITING STORY/SAYING/MEMORY: I’d read an adventure story written in the first person by Gena Showalter called Playing With Fire.  It was such a fun, lighthearted read, and I completely enjoyed myself.  I may have even read it in one sitting. It got me thinking.  Could I do this?  I hadn’t had time to write for a while because my children (identical twin boys) were young, but now they were older.
  • Book BIN Tuesday - Quicksilver Dreams by Danube Adele

    14 Jan 2014 | 3:00 am
    My name is Taylor, and damn but my life changed overnight. One moment I was just a regular girl working two jobs to pay my bills, and next thing you know, I'm uncovering secret metal disks at my boss's house. Now I'm reading minds, dream-walking and being saved from bad guys by Mr. Dark and Brooding.That would be Ryder Langston, my new next-door neighbor. He's sex on legs but he's also a secret agent from another world—no joke. I believe him now because he dragged me back here "for my protection" after he discovered someone was trying to assassinate me on Earth. It isn't working out so…
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    Margaret Daley

  • This week Terri Reed, Jennifer AlLee and Gina Holmes with Giveaways

    Margaret Daley
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:28 am
    Congratulations to Melanie for winning Vickie McDonough’s Song of the Prairie and to Mary for winning Veronica Heley’s Murder in Time. This week I’m hosting Terri Reed with Danger at the Border, Jennifer AlLee with Last Family Standing, and Gina Holmes with Driftwood Tides (US 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…
  • Heroine Interview from Murder in Time by Veronica Heley with a Giveaway

    Margaret Daley
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:29 am
    This week I’m hosting Vickie McDonough with Song of the Prairie (US and Canada only) and Veronica Heley with Murder in Time (ebook copy 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 The drawings end Sunday (Aug. 31st) evening. Heroine Interview from Murder in Time by Veronica Heley: l. Ellie Quicke is a 60-ish…
  • Hero Interview from Song of the Prairie by Vickie McDonough with a Giveaway

    Margaret Daley
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:13 am
    This week I’m hosting Vickie McDonough with Song of the Prairie (US and Canada only) and Veronica Heley with Murder in Time (ebook copy 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 The drawings end Sunday (Aug. 31st) evening. Interview with the hero from Song of the Prairie by Vickie McDonough: 1. Aaron Harper, tell…
  • This week Vickie McDonough and Veronica Heley with Giveaways

    Margaret Daley
    25 Aug 2014 | 12:44 am
    Congratulations to bn100  for winning  Jessica Keller’s The Widower’s Second Chance, to Cindy for winning Davalynn Spencer’s Romancing the Widow, and to Patti for winning Bonnie Leon’s Where Eagles Soar. This week I’m hosting Vickie McDonough with Song of the Prairie (US and Canada only) and Veronica Heley with Murder in Time (ebook copy 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…
  • Heroine Interview from Where Eagles Soar by Bonnie Leon with a Giveaway

    Margaret Daley
    22 Aug 2014 | 12:36 am
    This week I’m hosting Jessica Keller with The Widower’s Second Chance (US only), Davalynn Spencer with Romancing the Widow (US and Canada only) and Bonnie Leon with Where Eagles Soar. 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 The drawings end Sunday (Aug. 24th) evening. Interview with the heroine from Where…
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    Monique DeVere

  • ZACH'S REBOUND GIRL Book Hook Hop #MFRWhooks

    27 Aug 2014 | 1:44 am
    Hi! And welcome to the August 27 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 one of our books today, and every Wednesday. My featured book is Zach's Rebound Girl, my full length Romantic Comedy, light Mystery/Suspense. Hope you enjoy the taster! Don't forget to hop on over to MFRW Authors Blog to read the other authors in today's Book Hook Hop! Zach's Rebound GirlGoodbye quiet geek ... hello hot TV personality.Television property renovator…
  • #MySexySaturday SEXIEST EYE CANDY snippet #Romance #Bloghop @MySexySaturday #Saturday7

    28 Jun 2014 | 1:26 am
    This week I'm taking part in the My Sexy Saturday Blog Hop. The hop require participating authors to post 7 paragraphs, 7 sentences or 7 words from a WIP (work in progress) or published work. My snippet comes from my latest release Sexiest Eye Candy, a spicy contemporary romance set here in the UK. My hero--Ethan Stone--is a celebrity weight loss coach and my heroine--Karis Van de Burke--is a cosmetic surgeon. From the moment these two meet, things heat up.BlurbHe’s so sexy he has the title to prove it!Super-hunky, weight-loss celebrity Ethan Stone brings out Dr. Karis Van de…
  • #NewRelease SEXIEST EYE CANDY #Romance #Kindle

    19 May 2014 | 3:20 am
    I have a New Release and it has a story. Sexiest Eye Candy was originally intended for the Mills & Boon Modern Romance (KISS) line, but half way through I changed my mind and pulled the partial from HMB slush pile. I mention this to give you and idea of the type of book Sexiest Eye Candy is. It's spicy--OK some readers have already told me HOT!--yet, simple, clean romance. There isn't a whole lot of external plot since the focus is on the internal issues and the romance. Looking for more plot? Why not try Zach's Rebound Girl?If you enjoy Harlequin type romances, I think…
  • Pull Up A Chair With Mon ~ Let's Talk About: Initial 'ING' verbs #writetip

    2 Apr 2014 | 7:12 am
    Initial –ING verbsIt's been a while since I last added to my Pull Up A Chair blog series. I thought I'd talk about starting sentences with an ING verbs. If you're a writer, and have critique partners, no doubt you'd be familiar with the policing that goes on when it comes to the way we write/construct our sentences. As such, you probably have the red pen pulled out to highlight every time a sentence begins with an ING verb.  Some readers find it annoying when authors begin a sentence with an ING verb. Me--I don't care, so long as it's used correctly and you're telling me a good…
  • #Rafflecopter #Giveaway YOU DON'T GET JOE! #RomanticComedy #Kindle #Novella #ValentinesDay #VDay

    12 Feb 2014 | 8:31 am
    Fancy a FREE copy of You Don't Get Joe!? Enter my Valentine's Day Giveaway to be in with a chance to win one of 3 digital copies of the novella. Click HERE to enter!
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    Love with a Shot of Adrenaline

  • Ice Bucket Awesomeness

    14 Aug 2014 | 9:41 am
    A lot of things go viral. Some of them are silly, like dogs stealing frankfurters or Sweet Brown spawning a new catchphrase. Some are awful, showing the darker side of life or human nature. But some are pure awesomeness.The Ice Bucket Challenge, a campaign to raise donations for and awareness of ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease), has been around for a few months. But then friends and family of Pete Frates, a former Boston College baseball player, took up the challenge, and it moved like that virus on the new TV show The Last Ship.I saw football player Julian Edelman accept the challenge—in the…
  • Adrenalizing

    12 Aug 2014 | 1:52 pm
    What do you think of the new look?If you subscribe to the blog (or are viewing it elsewhere), you have no idea what I'm talking about. Click here and check it out, if you're so inclined. :)I started blogging originally on LiveJournal, mainly because I thought blogs were a cool way to say what I was thinking without having to bore the people around me. I'm kind of an opinionated person.*pause for the fake incredulity and sarcasm*I added a Blogger blog somewhere along the line, because people had their preferred formats. I posted the same thing in both places. Then eventually I let LiveJournal…
  • Movie Lust

    10 Aug 2014 | 4:50 pm
    I don't know what it is. Maybe I'm a bit bored by TV right now. (Though Franklin and Bash comes back this week, yay! And then the Doctor!) Maybe I need inspiration for my writing. I don't know. But I've been watching and rewatching movies a lot lately. Old favorites like Galaxy Quest, stuff I never saw like Gravity, and more recent loves like Iron Man 3...and today I went to see Guardians of the Galaxy for the second time.I give it a solid A. I'm getting tired of criticism that things aren't "unique." Nothing is, especially superhero/comics-inspired movies. All I want from film…
  • Making that Connection

    8 Aug 2014 | 9:30 pm
    I'm so happy to have Misty Simon back here today! Ivy is probably my favorite mystery series, and if you try one, you'll understand why! Take it away, Misty!Thanks to Natalie for having me here today!I love getting sucked into a story. It doesn’t matter what the vehicle is. It can be a book, a movie, a television show, a chat with a friend over coffee. I’m an avid listener and watcher, and as I listen and watch I can’t help but be drawn into the emotions and the vividness of what is being told.I especially love getting lost in a book, though. What can be better than using your own…
  • What's Up with Me

    7 Aug 2014 | 10:54 am
    Well, let me tell you.Writing-wise, I'm moving along with Harte and Soul in a very focused and apologetic manner. This book really should have been out long ago. It didn't deserve to be shoved aside by all those other books that ended up coming first. But it's my priority now! Except when the sequel to Full Fusion and other stuff crowds my brain. I just purge those details and then get back to H&S. I'm going to soon have Full Fusion available in print, and slowly, over the next several months, a lot of my backlist will be freshened and reissued.Sunroper won the Prism! That was…
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    Sylvia Day - Official Website of the #1 Bestselling Author

  • Brazil Book Tour

    11 Aug 2014 | 12:16 pm
    Sylvia will be in Brazil for a Book Tour from August 27th to September 6th! Sylvia’s appearances continue into Fall with events in Las Vegas, Nevada and Birmingham, Alabama! Get all the details of the wheres and whens on Sylvia’s … Continue reading → Sylvia Day - Official Website of the #1 Bestselling Author
  • Pride and Pleasure — New Again!

    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
  • Renegade Angels in Germany

    Sylvia Day
    7 Apr 2014 | 9:27 am
    German rights to Sylvia Day’s A Dark Kiss of Rapture, again to Stefanie Broesigke at Heyne, by Sylvie Rosokoff at Trident Media Group, on behalf of Kimberly Whalen. — Publishers Marketplace (April 7, 2014) Sylvia Day - Official Website of the #1 Bestselling Author
  • Crossfire in Croatia

    Sylvia Day
    29 Mar 2014 | 9:25 am
    Croatian rights to Sylvia Day’s 4th and 5th titles in the NYT bestselling Crossfire series, again to Znanje, by Blanka Daroczi of Andrew Nurnberg Associates Budapest, in association with Meredith Miller at Trident Media Group on behalf of Kimberly Whalen. … Continue reading → Sylvia Day - Official Website of the #1 Bestselling Author
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    Cynthia Eden

  • PLAYING WITH FIRE – Available now!

    Cynthia Eden
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:56 am
      PLAYING WITH FIRE is out now! And, to celebrate, I’m giving away a Kindle HD on my Facebook page–so be sure to come over and enter for your chance to win! And here’s a teaser from the book for you: “I’ve dreamed about you,” he whispered. His hold was an unbreakable grip on her wrists. At his confession, her heartbeat picked up and hope blossomed inside of her. Finally, finally, he’d— “In my dreams”—a muscle flexed along his jaw—“you kill me, Cassie Armstrong.” Oh, hell. “I told you. I’m not here to hurt you.” “But you have killed me…
  • PLAYING WITH FIRE – Autographed Copies

    Cynthia Eden
    25 Aug 2014 | 9:34 am
    PLAYING WITH FIRE releases tomorrow!! Yay! This is the third and final book in my Phoenix Fire series…and it’s about the most powerful phoenix shifter of all–DANTE. An Old Flame Cassie Armstrong has plenty to atone for. The daughter of the most immoral researcher ever to pick up a scalpel, she’s determined to use her own brilliance in genetics to repair the damage her family has done to the paranormals. Especially Dante, the first of the phoenixes, the one they call the Immortal. He’s been haunting her dreams since she was a little girl, and she’s been…
  • Anthology Spotlight: BROUGHT TO HIS KNEES

    Cynthia Eden
    22 Aug 2014 | 4:38 am
    Hi, everyone! Happy Friday!!! Today, I wanted to spotlight a new anthology that includes a tale by my writing buddy Danica Avet.  The stories in this anthology look awesome–so be sure to snatch up a copy of the collection!  Priced at just $.99, this set is a major deal! Meet the Authors Welcome to the world of men brought to their knees by love! This STEAMY collection by acclaimed erotic romance authors will test their heroes to their limits! Read on for more about this steamy set by A.M. Griffin, Amy Ruttan, Anya Richards, Cynthia D’Alba, Danica Avet, Felice Fox, Jennifer…
  • Newsletter Winner

    Cynthia Eden
    11 Aug 2014 | 6:56 am
    The winner of my latest newsletter giveaway is Heather McDonough! Congrats, Heather!! I sent you an email with prize claim details. Next month’s newsletter will feature another giveaway, so be sure you’re signed up for my newsletter!
  • SINFUL SECRETS – .99 Sale

    Cynthia Eden
    2 Aug 2014 | 1:12 pm
    Have you read SINFUL SECRETS?  This sexy romantic suspense tale was originally released earlier this year in the SINFUL SECONDS anthology, but now the tale is available as an individual ebook.   Blurb: One year ago, Catherine Donnelly spent a wild night in a stranger’s arms. Sexy and mysterious, Jason August broke through all of Cat’s defenses. But when dawn came, she ran from his bed, and she never looked back, until now… Catherine vanished from Jason’s life before, and he isn’t about to let her escape again. Cat will discover that the only man who can truly keep her safe in…
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    Bonnie Ferguson Writer

  • Of Typing & Bug Bites

    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!

    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

    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.
  • Recent Reads

    27 Apr 2014 | 10:07 pm
    I recently read and loved In Bed With a Highlander, Seduction of a Highland Lass, & Never Love a Highlander by Maya Banks. The three novels make up her McCabe Trilogy. What books have you enjoyed lately?
  • Spontaneous Haiku XIV

    1 Feb 2014 | 7:13 am
    Early morning rise Really? It’s a Saturday I might as well surf ~by Bonnie Ferguson
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  • Pretty shoes, gorgeous socks...

    30 Aug 2014 | 12:03 am
    I'm going to have a little ranty rant... It's about what happens to you if you're not a standard fit. Nothing major. Just having feet that, over the years, have spread a little and are now wider than standard. I used to buy shoes from a company famous for providing well made, comfortable shoes for the wide fitting. Pretty shoes. I'm fairly light wearing with shoes (that just means I don't walk
  • A bride, a baby and the wrong man...?

    22 Aug 2014 | 11:47 pm
    This is cover on iBooks marking the place where, for the first time, an ebook version of  The Bride, the Baby and the Best Man is available for pre-order. The rights were reverted to me earlier this year and I've "refreshed" it a little, it's been to a copy editor whose spotted the things that need a new eye to spot and I'm working with a designer on the new cover. Meanwhile you can pre-order
  • Classic Office Romance

    14 Aug 2014 | 11:42 pm
    It's publication day for the ebook version of a classic office romance I wrote a while back. I loved this book -  in which a very down to earth, very ordinary girl, captures the heart of the very broken Max Fleming. Max made a brief appearance in Amanda's story - his sister - The Baby Plan,  when she fell in love with Dan a year later. And because some characters just live on, when I
  • Playing on Google...

    9 Aug 2014 | 12:22 am
    There's a new place to buy my backlist books, the ones I've given a bit of spit and polish since they were first published. It's Google Play You'll find all my latest books there, too, but this boxset is on special offer until the end of August - four fun classic romances in one neat package for £1.10 if you're in the UK and whatever that equates to in the US; well under  $2. And it's
  • August is Read a Romance month...

    1 Aug 2014 | 11:13 pm
    I can never understand why anyone would sneer at romantic fiction. I love a crime novel, or a good thriller, or even something a bit highbrow and literary, but there is nothing, absolutely nothing half so uplifting as losing yourself in a great romance. I discovered the joy of this when I was in my very early twenties and, stuck in bed with a horrible stomach bug, one of room mates gave me a
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    Inside an author's mind....

  • Work Work Work = More Books For You

    25 Aug 2014 | 12:59 pm
    Howdy everyone.Once again, I've been horribly neglecting my blog. But I have a really, really, really good excuse...Lots of stuff on my plate right now, but that's good for you all, because that means I'll be releasing more books soon!First off, I signed two new contracts with Samhain Publishing, so I'll be releasing Saving Her Destiny in June 2015 (a spin-off from Just His Taste, out Sept 2014) and Dark Within in October, 2015.Also, as a bonus, for you people who love print books, Under His Nose and Before His Eyes will be released in a single print volume July 2015, called Guys and…
  • Know Your Roots.

    7 Aug 2014 | 12:56 pm
    I get told a lot that my books are funny.Yeah, I guess they probably are.I don't sit down with the intent of writing a funny scene or a funny book. They just come out that way. Probably because I live a generally funny life.Kristan Higgins and Jill Shalvis talk all the time on their facebook pages about the funny/silly things that happen in their lives all the time. From their own clumsiness to just funny circumstances that only seem to happen to them, you can see how they channel that into their books.To be able to poke fun at yourself, with that "This would only happen to me"…
  • Dad's Inspiration

    6 Jul 2014 | 11:04 am
     In UNDER HIS NOSE, one of my favorite parts is when Roark takes Stephanie out on a "real date." The two of them have been best friends for all their lives, but they've never crossed that "dating" line. Enter Roark's Fairy Godmother, Christy, to help get them over that hump, because they really do belong together.Anyway, one of my favorite parts is when Roark picks Stephanie up in his dad's classic Camaro.Part of the reason this is one of my favorite scenes is because the car is very much based on my dad's show car--a '67 Camaro. So I figured, like any…
  • Yep, I'm neglecting my blog AGAIN.

    3 Jul 2014 | 7:29 am
    I haven't been blogging like I usually do the last couple of months. I should say, I've been super busy, and I sort of have, but also, I think the writing of a regular blog is a discipline that I have not yet mastered.Sure, I can make all the plans in the world about what "blog series" I'm going to write, and all these outlines of doing said series, but if it doesn't make it to the blog, it DOESN'T MAKE IT TO THE BLOG.Yet, I still find myself struggling on what to put on my blog, as well. One of the best series I ever did was the 12 days until the release of Mission of Christmas, where I…
  • This should explain it all..

    30 Jun 2014 | 7:11 pm
    Yes, boys. I'll get right to work.  
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    Cynthia Harrison

  • Responsibility

    Cynthia Harrison
    30 Aug 2014 | 7:39 am
    I owe my friend Sharon an apology. She asked about my new car, probably because black is notorious for being difficult to keep clean. Sharon wanted to know if washing the car was my husband’s job and I replied “my car, my responsibility” … Yeah, but. It wasn’t always. This marriage has been pretty traditional for almost thirty years. Then everything went sideways about a year ago. Husband hated yard work and so moved us into a condo. I was okay with it because I was okay with everything. That was my role, to be okay with whatever he wanted because he was the boss…
  • Paint It Black

    Cynthia Harrison
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:19 am
    Not sure when things started going dark. Knew it was the medication for almost daily migraines since the accident. Knew I didn’t have clinical depression, knew I was lucky, knew I had some stuff to sort out but felt up to the task. It was just … I felt sad. Every day. For maybe a week. The routine became familiar. Mornings, if I slept more than a few hours, I’d wake up hopeful. Start the day feeling serene. But, slowly the slide into sadness would begin and then, more often than not, migraine pain would beat its drum on my head. So, medication, then meditation. If I’d…
  • Emotional Encryption

    Cynthia Harrison
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:19 am
    Emotions are funny things. The way we move our bodies, the way we think our thoughts, the way we see the world, all of that goes into the emotion of the moment. Dancing, for example, makes me feel good. Like a secret code, moving my body to music changes my emotions in a positive, healthy way. Dance is the answer to my search for some kind of aerobic exercise besides boring walking. I love yoga but in order to “live long and die short” six days of exercise is a must. And some of those need to be vigorous. I’m a writer. My fingers get more exercise than any other part of my…
  • “Meet My Character” Book Tour

    Cynthia Harrison
    22 Aug 2014 | 9:20 am
    In my twenties, I discovered I was part Romany. This really blew my mind. I didn’t know much about the culture and didn’t feel any connection except that I loved Stevie Nicks and the song Gypsy. Shallow, yes? But then I started to think more about my hidden heritage and I found some threads that connected me to it. Or at least to the cliches our culture had taught me. I love to dance. I read Tarot. I’m into the mystic. Dress kinda boho. As a young teen, I traveled (by thumb, not caravan) across much of the country. Nobody in my family thought anything of it. My grandfather…
  • Happy Accidents

    Cynthia Harrison
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:57 am
    A happy auto accident is when nobody gets hurt. That’s what emergency people kept telling me when this happened to me last weekend. At first, I didn’t see it that way. My Jeepster was new with only two thousand miles on it and, as I told one of the sweet police officers, I had my last car for ten years and never even dented it. I’m not usually attached to my vehicles. I like a nice ride, sure, but the Jeepster was my first car crush. So I was a little heartbroken. And, as usual, when disaster (as I then saw the accident) struck, I was alone. My two best friends in town were…
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    Kate Hardy

  • 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…
  • Choc box blog hop guest - Barbara Wallace 'Top Five Hero Inspirations'

    14 May 2014 | 3:27 am
    Well, it wouldn't be spring (or a Chocolate Box hop) without gorgeous men, right? So Barbara Wallace has some fabulous inspiration for us...I’m starting a new project this week, which means casting a new hero. “Casting” is perhaps my favorite part of the job (besides indulging in post-manuscript rice pudding) because it lets me spend hours upon end playing on the Internet in search of the perfect sexy actor or model to use for inspiration. Like many of my colleagues, I need to have a mental picture of my characters before I can write.Lately, despite my web surfing, I find myself turning…
  • Chocolate Box Blog Hop Guest - Shirley Jump '10 top tips for runners'

    14 May 2014 | 3:24 am
    I did say there was a theme - and Shirley's running REALLY inspires me (especially at the moment as I have tennis elbow and can't do my normal weights - cardio it is!) I would double-emphasise number 2 in her tips - very, very wise advice.Ten Tips for New RunnersBy Shirley JumpIt’s spring, which means lots of people are going to be thinking about exercising more (yeah, I know, we all made that resolution in January and lasted to, oh, January 10th before it was broken) and getting that beach body, or at least a body that has enough stamina to hike down the sand to the water with a cooler,…
  • Chocolate Box Blog Hop guest - Samantha Hunter 'Put a Spring in your Step'

    14 May 2014 | 3:11 am
    Sam's another writer who inspires me - and you might just notice there's a strong link between her post and Susan's :o)We walk pretty much every day, and have since we got our first dog 12 years ago. Actually we walked before that, usually about three miles a day, and having a dog to walk with us just made sense. We have winter gear, rain gear, mud gear, and whatever it takes to get out for our two-plus miles a day, but it’s so much nicer to have the walking path dry and clear and not to have to worry about being run over by snowmobiles. I love walking on new Spring days when we’re likely…
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  • Newsletter Contest!

    Crystal Jordan
    24 Aug 2014 | 7:11 am
    I’m giving away a couple of spa sets (citrus and lavender) to new subscribers to my newsletter in the next month (US only). For my international folks, I’ve got a $30 gift card to Amazon or B&N–your choice! This basically gave me the excuse to go buck wild at World Market today. Tons of fun! Sign up here! Copyright © 2014 Crystal Jordan. This Feed is for personal non-commercial use only. If you are not reading this material in your news aggregator, the site you are looking at is guilty of copyright infringement. Please contact…
  • Italian Interlude is out and it’s FREE!

    Crystal Jordan
    19 Aug 2014 | 11:21 am
    Check out the free prequel to the Destination: Desire series. So excited! While studying abroad for a year in Rome, Karen Hudson meets the man of her dreams. Tate Patton is everything she’s ever wanted—tall, smart, handsome, ambitious. Unfortunately, their year is coming to an end, and he’s dragging her along to spend their last week in a rented villa on the Amalfi Coast…with his parents. Just what she was hoping for—to meet the family right before she gets dumped. Tate can’t imagine his life without Karen in it. But his parents are a lot to take, and he wants to make sure she…
  • Hawaiian Holiday released today!

    Crystal Jordan
    3 Dec 2013 | 10:59 am
    Julie Simms moved back to Half Moon Bay to take over her ailing great aunt’s fiber arts store, and stayed by her side until the end. Now it’s Julie’s first Christmas without the sassy old lady, and grief drives her to take some much-needed time off away from a town full of memories. A week in Honolulu—hula dancers, coconut palms, and sunny beaches—is exactly what she needs, plus a bonus: meeting a gorgeous man who makes her forget everything except getting naked. With him. As often as possible. Stanford Professor Lukas Klein, who’s just finished up a conference and is ready for a…
  • Edge of Night is out in the wild!

    Crystal Jordan
    11 Sep 2013 | 8:38 am
    Edge of Night is the third book in my paranormal erotic suspense Night series (Book 1 is Embrace the Night and Book 2 is Night Games). I love this series and think it’s some of my best work, so I hope readers agree and it sells like mad (hey, I can hope, right?) Details below! Like most humans, Erin was totally in the dark about the hocus pocus going on around her, until she learned a hairy little secret—her aunt and her new husband were both werewolves. To say family politics got complicated is an understatement, especially when she dated and broke up with a vampire. She has no plans…
  • Unbelievable series out in print!

    Crystal Jordan
    5 Jun 2013 | 7:30 am
    Three ladies have one thing to say to love. Make me. If You Believe When a homeless man predicts she’ll meet her soul mate today, Aubrey only laughs and points to the name of her coffee shop: “Bean There, Done That.” She’s sure sexy police chief Price Delacroix’s campaign to wear down her resistance is doomed to fail. Until her resident prophet spouts a new prediction: her soul mate’s life is in danger. Believe in Me Guardian angel Tori is holding up her end for her current client, but his soul mate’s angel is failing big time. Then a replacement steps in: Jericho, the man who…
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    Stephanie Julian On a Moonlit Night

  • A little taste of AN INDECENT AFFAIR PART IV

    31 Aug 2014 | 5:32 pm
    The release date is in two weeks but here's a tiny excerpt for you...Excerpt: Kat’s mouth dropped open at Tristan’s bald statement.Naked and between them.Oh, god, yes. That sounded wonderful.She wanted that. And everything that went with it. All she needed was the courage to take what they offered.Go ahead. Do it. Say yes.Tristan watched her, his expression intent and a challenge in his eyes. From the very first, he’d been upfront about exactly what that he wanted. Which was her.Nothing in her life had prepared her for Tristan. No one had ever pursued her with such straightforward…
  • 20 Aug 2014 | 5:54 pm

    20 Aug 2014 | 5:54 pm
    NOW FREE! AN INDECENT AFFAIR PART I One night. One woman. Two men. Twice the desire. After years of trusting no one, Katrina wants to surrender completely, if only for one night. Tonight, Tristan and his best friend, Adam, will give her exactly what she wants… Amazon iTunes Kobo
  • Melissa Schroeder's 10th Anniversary Blog Hop

    18 Jul 2014 | 5:10 am
    Melissa is celebrating her 10th anniversary with a gifts!Join her for a chance to win an iPad Mini and be sure to check out her wonderful backlist, including the book that started the Harmless series. Is it love, or just a little harmless sex?Max has always been Anna‘s knight in shining armor. But Max has always seen her as a charming, and very sexy, little sister.Until Max’s cold fiance dumps him, Anna unloads another of her many conquests and she invites him over for margaritas and Mexican food. Too much tequila, too much flirting, and too many years of fighting the attraction —…
  • OVER EXPOSED...available now

    1 Jul 2014 | 6:57 am
    When the cameras are off, the real action begins. Greg Hicks is a Hollywood power player. For years he’s enjoyed the perks that come with being a top director and producer: the influence, the wealth…the women. But none of his many conquests have ever possessed the incredible sensuality of the young woman he once watched lose all inhibition in front of his camera. Sabrina Rodriquez’s life is far from a Hollywood dream. Refusing to make the same mistakes as her unlucky-in-love mother, she’s focused on her first real job and avoiding all distractions, especially those of the male…
  • The Salon Games continue...

    26 Jun 2014 | 8:21 am
    Amazon  BN   Kobo   All Romance   Books-a-Million   iTunes OVER EXPOSED  When the cameras are off, the real action begins. Greg Hicks is a Hollywood power player. For years he’s enjoyed the perks that come with being a top director and producer: the influence, the wealth…the women. But none of his many conquests have ever possessed the incredible sensuality of the young woman he once watched lose all inhibition in front of his camera. Sabrina Rodriquez’s life is far from a Hollywood dream. Refusing to make the same mistakes as her…
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    Beth Kery


    Beth Kery
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:10 am
    I know it sounds corny to say that my upcoming serial novel The Affair, is a book of the heart, but it truly is. The Affair is special to me in so many ways. Yes, it’s a steamy, intensely emotional, whirlwind romance. But to me, it’s more than that. The Affair is a story about how love can conquer anything, including the inevitability of death and loss. It’s about stretching your boundaries and taking a risk. It’s about finding the strength to truly live again. The Affair is smart, sophisticated, steamy, fresh and heartbreaking in equal measure. Emma Shore, the unconventional heroine…
  • Inspiration Page: The Affair Week 1

    Beth Kery
    11 Aug 2014 | 8:38 am
    I’ll be putting up inspiration pins of places, people and things that I had in mind while writing THE AFFAIR. Look for the new Pinterest page as each week of Emma’s and Michael’s steamy love story unfolds starting September 16th. Up now, Week 1.
  • THE AFFAIR: My take on it

    Beth Kery
    14 Jul 2014 | 10:35 am
    This fall, fall in love . . . Anyone who knows me is probably all too aware that I’m bursting with excitement about my upcoming serial novel, THE AFFAIR. This is a supersexy, angsty, sensually indulgent and extremely romantic love story between a brooding billionaire and a hospice nurse. Sound familiar? Well it’s not. As a trained clinical psychologist, I take characterization very seriously, and Montand and Emma are two of my favorite characters to date. Although at first blush, Montand may seem like the type of guy every man would want to be and every woman would want to have—sexy,…
  • THE AFFAIR covers!

    Beth Kery
    23 Jun 2014 | 8:58 am
    Some things are meant to be savored. THE AFFAIR is an angsty and super sexy love story that’s an eight week long reading experience, beginning with the first ‘episode’ on September 16th, 2014. After that, travel with unconventional hospice nurse Emma Shore in real time as she steps across the threshold into a world of luxury, sensual pleasure and forbidden passion. Knowing he’d break her heart if she lingered too long, Emma told Montand their affair would last 8 weeks, and then she’d walk away. But is 8 weeks too much time in which to lose her heart? Readers of…
  • Where You Can Find Me at the Romantic Times Book Convention

    Beth Kery
    8 May 2014 | 7:21 am
    The RT Convention in New Orleans is days away. If you are attending either the conference or the big book signing, I’d love to meet you! Here’s where you can find me–just come over and say hello! For more general information on the RT Convention Agenda, click here. Thursday May 15th, 11:15 to 12:15 Author Chat, Erotica, w/ fellow authors Lauren Dane, Megan Hart, Christina Lauren and Tiffany Reisz, 2nd fl., Studio 9 Thursday May 15th, 6:30 to 8:30, Pub Crawl on Bourbon Street Friday May 16th, 2:45 to 3:45: Workshop, Writing an Erotic E-serial, with fellow authors Megan Hart,…
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    Kristina Knight - Romance Author

  • Character Interview: Jennifer Lowery's Maximum Risk

    21 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    Hiya, readers! I'm so excited to have Jennifer Lowery back on my blog today - Jennifer writes about hot military men and women ... and she's interviewing her new characters today just for us. Take it away, Jennifer!Hi Kristina and all you fabulous readers out there *waves* Thank you so much for having me today! My romantic suspense, Maximum Risk (Book #1, Wolff Securities) released this month so I’m very excited to be here! Thank you so much for sharing it with me!! In honor of my release I am giving away an e-book copy of any one of my books (go to my WEBSITE to choose) to one lucky…
  • 3 On Thursday: Summer Must-Haves!

    14 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    Okay, so I know it's August and summer is drawing to a close. But I'm holding on to these last rays of sunshine with a vengence this year. I'm still scarred from the very long winter we had on the NorthCoast, the shortened summer (because bebe was in school through the middle of June) and the absolutely beautiful weather we've had for the past month. Holding. On. Seriously! So, without further ado, here are my three summer must-haves (and, yes, I'll be wearing them/carrying them around until the first snowflakes fall):First, Nike Comfort Bed flip-flops. I love them because the bottom is…
  • Do You Know What You Want?

    12 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    Yesterday, I googled for 'hot shoes'. A million and one pictures of trendy stillettos popped up...and one pair of shoes that would melt an eskimo's igloo. They were really, really hot shoes. Had I not known I was actually looking for the trendy shoes, I could've soooo gotten lost in those ugly, warm-toes shoes. But I knew what I wanted.You know that old saying, 'those who want can't all have'? No? I'd never heard it until a few years ago when I started dating my now-husband. It was a phrase his grandmother said. A lot. It went along with whatever whining was going on in her house that day.
  • New Release + #Giveaway

    5 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
     *squeee* T-minus-26 days and counting until my second Rocker book, Start Me Up, hits virtual shelves! Verra excited!!Start Me Up is Chase's story, and it will be part of the Harlequin E Contemporary Box Set: Volume 3; it releases September 1, 2014. The box also includes books from Rebecca Avery, Amy Jo Cousins and Sarina Bowen!Here's a little peek inside the pages:"I can't lie to your family.""We are lying to the entire world, with or without dinner." It was a reminder to himself as much as to her.The lights dimmed again, cutting off further conversation. But not before he saw the flash…
  • #CoverReveal: Sharon Cullen and His Saving Grace

    4 Aug 2014 | 10:39 am
    Hey, everyone! It's my pleasure to welcome Sharon Cullen back to ye old blog today - Sharon's got a new book coming out soon...and today she's here to share her new cover - which is FAB, don't you think? Take it away, Sharon!BLURB:Perfect for fans of Mary Balogh, Sharon Cullen’s captivating novel tells the deeply emotional tale of two devoted lovers facing the ravages of war.For months now, Lady Grace Ashworth has mourned the death of her beloved husband—until the day a very-much-alive Michael arrives at her front door. It’s nothing less than a miracle. However, Grace soon realizes that…
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    Ryshia Kennie

  • 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…
  • Author Blog Hop - Meet The Authors

    Ryshia Kennie
    8 Jun 2014 | 2:43 pm
    Lisa McManus Lange invited me to participate in a blog hop.  Today it's a different kind of blog hop.  Not a reader hop, nor a book hop, nor even a review hop.  Today it's an author hop.  How did this happen?  Or more aptly, what is this?Well it's a hop that passes the torch from one author to another.But first, a little more about how I got here.  As I said, Lisa McManus Lange invited me.  I met Lisa ages ago when I stumbled on her blog and was intrigued by a fellow Canadian author and by what she had to say.  So I'd leave a comment from time to time…
  • An Absent Mind

    Ryshia Kennie
    28 May 2014 | 5:58 pm
    An Absent Mind is a riveting new novel from Eric Rill, author of Pinnacle of Deceit and The Innocent Traitor, is about a race against time.    The ticking time bomb is Saul Reimer's sanity.  His Alheimer's is going to be the catalyst that will either bring his family together or tear it apart.My review of An Absent Mind:Alzheimer's is a difficult journey for any individual or family to take and there is no opt out.  In An Absent Mind, Eric Rill takes on a family's journey as their patriarch is diagnosed with Alzheimer's.  The story is told in a unique fashion,…
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  • The Week That Was

    29 Aug 2014 | 12:30 am
    I know many people in the USA are enjoying the unofficial last weekend of the summer. Labor Day means cookouts, a trip to the beach and the beginning of football season as well as the start of school. As a retired school teacher, I enjoy this weekend much more than I have in the past when it meant the end of summer break. The weather has been wonderful and a great preview of the lovely autumn weather ahead.The Old Farmer's Almanac advises this: For good fortune, place salt and pepper shakers on the kitchen shelf before carrying furniture inside a new home. Also: Don't ride the high horse; the…
  • Magic Comes With a Price.

    27 Aug 2014 | 12:30 am
    Magic comes with a price is a common saying on one of my favorite TV shows, Once Upon a Time. As a parent, I believe I've seen magic at least and at best, prove of God's existence, four times in my life. All my children were born by C-section which means beautiful babies by any one's standards. No misshapen heads or abrasions from the trauma of birth. New parents worry about those fragile little bodies but the real worries come along when they get older. Once they walk out of that umbrella of 24/7 protection the parents learn the real measure of worry.My Old Farmer's Almanac shared this stat…
  • New Moon and New Book

    25 Aug 2014 | 12:30 am
    Today is the new moon and I also have a new book released by my romance publisher. The Warrior and the Biologist is the first in my new series of science fiction romance novels. Mankind must trust their continued existence to a mysterious alien warrior when a predator impervious to all known weapons descends on their space colonies. The series is called the Warriors of Gaviron and the next two books are in development. That means I'm writing some really bad first drafts and hoping to have the second book ready by the end of the year.As per my other books, my publisher sells new releases…
  • Week Wrap Up

    22 Aug 2014 | 1:30 am
    Time for some wisdom from my trusty Old Farmer's Almanac Planner. We've been watching some of the Little League World Series so baseball is even more on our minds than usual at our house. According to the Old Farmer's, there are about 450 feet of wool yarn in a baseball. Lots of us have probably unwound an old baseball at some point in our lives. And on an historical note for tomorrow, Fannie Farmer opened a cooking school in Boston in 1902. Do you think they baked beans? A bit of dreaded news from the most recent publication of the Old Farmer's Almanac, we're going to have another cold and…
  • Plan Your Work

    20 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    I may have mentioned one of my husband's favorite sayings before. 'Plan your work and work your plan.' It's used a lot around here and all six of our children use now in their adult life. One of his other favorites that they quote a lot is 'this country is built on hard work.' Usually they use those quotes where they have so much work to do they can't see the light at the end of the tunnel. I might have mumbled those quotes to myself over the last week though colored with a bit of desperation.I put in some long hours and reached all my deadlines. I wrote a post for IWSG on high concept…
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    Cait London

  • 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…
  • That He-She Thing

    23 Jul 2014 | 9:40 am
    Now on Sale 2.99THE PENDRAGON VIRUS Romance and other Writers: Let's study that He-She Thing:In general romance, writers need to reach beyond and dig deeper than their own life experience. Here are some of my tips to consider:We’re as different as our birth signs. John Gray’s study of Venus and Mars books are excellent studies for the general romance man/woman basic relationships.Historical romance writers have an easier time of creating the male protagonist/hero—this because in historical times males had a designated role, just as females did. Yet he had to be appealing enough for the…
  • 15 Ways to Edit the Feel

    11 Jul 2014 | 8:30 am
    --> The Basket Maker's WifeYou’ve written the whole story and it’s time to edit. Last century, when I started writing, I began writing with a big checklist: Who, What, Why, When. Then there’s the 5 senses, etc. And making punctuation work.There’s the Plotter and the Plunger style of writing. Sometimes to just get into the story, to get into the pulse/heartbeat of it, I try to write whatever in the set-up, pushing it. I’m fine with Dreck, if it gets the story rolling.I’m editing now and toning, darkening/lightening, watching those paragraphs for dialogue/narrative positions. If…
  • Doll Clothes Patterns

    29 Jun 2014 | 6:40 am
     I'm currently working with the 2nd book in my Basket series, but today had to lay off due to eye strain.I've been labeled a Busy Bee as I am always doing something, and today seemed a good day to work on my 18" Doll Patterns. (I have granddaughters. :))!Before reading on, note that making doll clothes is a sideline, and I'm not doing designer work, rather for play.These patterns were purchased, then traced on grocery sacks. I only traced/cut the ones I would probably do the most and those will go into an easy-reach file. !!I'm using the material/notions I have on hand, because if you've…
  • Who Owns the Story?

    16 Jun 2014 | 3:59 am
    ROMANTIC SUSPENSESLEEPLESS IN MONTANA In editing mode, (if not before) a fiction writer (especially in romance) must answer/finalize two primary questions:1.) Whose POV starts the story?2.) When to introduce other protagonists or antagonists?Hogan Kodiak in Sleepless in Montana has a problem, and he's perfect to demonstrate Who Controls the Story. Other family members revolve around him, and The Problem and sub-problem, but Hogan is central to the story.A story will twist and turn as it is being written/emerges and characters/individual characteristics are born, edited, reborn, changed. To be…
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    Jenyfer Matthews

  • Time Flies

    29 Aug 2014 | 6:45 pm
    Here we are at the end of August, Labor Day weekend and the end of summer for all practical purposes upon us. Where on earth did the summer go? I don’t know about you, but it doesn’t really even feel like I had an actual summer. Part of it was the weather – summer starting a bit late and being cooler than normal – and part of it was my schedule. Seven nearly back-to-back tennis tournaments through June and July will do that to you. I enjoyed myself as much as you can while driving to and fro across states, getting up earlier than I’d like for early morning match times, and making…
  • Summer Garden

    27 Aug 2014 | 4:31 am
    It has been a strange summer for growing things. Winter was so long and summer got a late start. Plants (mostly) came back and bloomed, but in sort of strange intervals. I thought my tulips were never going to come up and when they did it was starting to get seriously warm out. The peonies bloomed a bit late and still have some deadheads on them, late in August. My hydrangea died back so far this winter that it still hasn’t bloomed and probably won’t this year. The vegetable garden hasn’t done much better but much of that is on me for getting it put in late. The tomato…
  • Ugh

    21 Aug 2014 | 3:59 am
    Still working on the stairs – applying the sealant. Even though it is a “quick drying” water-based variety, it is hardly a quick process. If I weren’t working, I could apply a coat in the morning after everyone had left for the day, wait an hour, and then apply another coat. Since I am applying it in the evenings, I am only getting one coat on a day – which I am telling myself is just fine because it has time to thoroughly dry between coats but it certainly does extend the process. And I still have five naked treads and the landing left to stain and seal. Not to…
  • One Step at a Time

    15 Aug 2014 | 2:21 pm
    My family was gone much of the week so I thought I would take advantage of both the weather – warm enough to open windows yet cool enough not to be uncomfortable – and their absence to finally finally finally get going on finishing my stairs. You know – from when I pulled up the carpet over a year ago and then stripped them down to the bare wood. My plan was this: I would dust them off, apply wood conditioner, apply stain, then seal them. (I did every other step so that I could still get up and down the stairs in the meantime.) I wasn’t sure if I would be able to get…
  • Gotta Start Somewhere

    11 Aug 2014 | 4:14 am
    I do believe this is the sum total of my blackberry crop this year: I already ate the ripe one. Tasted just like I expected it to
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    On Writing & Publishing by Robin D. Owens

  • 1 Sep 2014 | 11:20 am

    1 Sep 2014 | 11:20 am
    GHOST LAYER OUT TOMORROW! I'm very excited! But THAT story actually starts on September 7th (a Wednesday).Clare Cermac’s adjusting to a new man in her life—and a lot of ghosts. The passing of Clare’s aunt gave way to a sizeable inheritance of not only money, but also the ability to communicate with the dead. At the same time, she met Zach Slade, a private detective with a rough past, and just like Clare, he’s not yet ready to accept her gift—or his own.But Clare has another matter to look into. A multi-millionaire needs her help after relocating an old ghost town to his mountain…
  • Celta Thursady: Antenn Moss Blackthorn and Tiana Mugwort as I visualize them

    28 Aug 2014 | 7:49 am
  • Celta Thursday: Heart Change: After consummation scene:

    21 Aug 2014 | 3:03 pm
    Celta Thursday: Heart Change: After consummation scene:A few minutes later her ears stopped ringing enough to hear his ragged breathing. She opened her eyes to see the moonslit room of gray and silver shadows and night and Cratag's sharp eyes were closed, his smile that of a man savoring an experience. Her arms clamped around him tight, she wanted to keep this experience in her memory always, too. He didn't seem to notice the extra pressure, but that was fine. Her arms encompassed all she needed tonight."Wonderful," she murmured and liked the low, throaty sound of her voice.He stiffened. "I'm…
  • Finished with Ghost Killer! And editor thinks it's Awesome!

    16 Aug 2014 | 7:28 am
    So, yeah, I'm chuffed my quick deadlines are over. Writing 5 books in 1.5 years, none of them under 85K (the average Heart book is 105K, and so were Ghost Seer and Ghost Layer despite my wish to make them shorter, but Ghost Killer came in at 85K+ because I didn't add another subplot) was Brutal. And two of those five books I seriously revised.I may post here more often, I DO post on Facebook quite often, but I understand a lot of people don't care for that.Anyway, I wanted a new wallet calendar (I usually get them for Heart books before I go to Romance Writers of America), and discovered if I…
  • Celta Thursday, original end to Chapter 13, Heart Change.

    14 Aug 2014 | 2:55 pm
    Celta Thursday, original end to Chapter 13, Heart Change. Some remains in the book, some is different.The morning of lessons on architecture was blessedly broken by a scry from Laev. Cratag excused himself to take the call. He'd been interested enough when the Residence had talked and shown holos of the construction and development of itself, D'Marigold Residence. But after that it had begun going through each FirstFamily Residence, the history of the Earthen place the thing was modeled after, and the Families, and Cratag had gotten bored. He knew all he needed to about the FirstFamilies –…
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    Camy's Loft

  • Terralton Abbey from PRELUDE FOR A LORD

    Camy Tang
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    When I wrote Prelude for a Lord, I admit I put Lord Dommick’s home in there deliberately.I had visited Newstead Abbey in Nottingham, England, and fell in LOVE, and I knew I wanted to have that house and grounds in my book somehow. So when coming up with Dommick’s character and family, I modeled his family seat, Terralton Abbey, after Newstead Abbey, which was the home of the poet Lord Byron.This is the front of the house, including the circular driveway that Dommick drives up to. I placed the front door a little differently but essentially Terralton Abbey looks the same.Here is what the…
  • A sneak peek at GONE MISSING

    Camy Tang
    23 Aug 2014 | 4:07 pm
    I'm working on my romantic suspense manuscript, GONE MISSING, which will be out with Love Inspired Suspense in May next year. Thought I'd post this sneak peek!The heroine in this story is Joslyn, and this is from the point of view of Clay, the hero. He looked over at her. She was finally asleep, her head leaning against the window. She looked soft and vulnerable, not like the woman who’d pulled a gun, ready to fire at the two thugs after them and all the Mexican gang members in that parking lot. She’d been scared, but she’d been ready to do what she had to in order to protect them.If…
  • New Christian Regency romance from Camy

    Camy Tang
    5 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Yes, you read that right! I have a Christian Regency romantic mystery novel releasing … tomorrow? I think? Called Prelude for a Lord, and I’m writing it under a pen name, Camille Elliot. Neat, huh? Here’s the back cover blurb:An awkward young woman. A haunted young man. A forbidden instrument. Can the love of music bring them together . . . or will it tear them apart?Bath, England—1810At twenty-eight, Alethea Sutherton is past her prime for courtship; but social mores have never been her forté. She might be a lady, but she is first and foremost a musician.In Regency England, however,…
  • Giveaway - Surprise Box of Christian books

    Camy Tang
    29 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    To celebrate the 99 cents sale of our Sealed with a Kiss novella collection, I’ll be giving away THREE Surprise Boxes of Christian Books to three winners! The Surprise boxes will each include non-fiction and fiction, a mix of genres. There’ll be something in there for every taste!Sealed with a Kiss, 4 novellas by Janet Tronstad, Margaret Daley, Camy Tang, and Lacy Williams now only $0.99 for a limited time! Get yours today! Available on Kindle, Nookbook, Kobo, and iBooks.To enter the contest:You must join the Inspy Kisses email newsletter to be eligible for this contest (go to the Inspy…
  • Camy's Sonoma fictional family tree

    Camy Tang
    30 Jun 2014 | 5:00 am
    I’m over at the Love Inspired Authors blog talking about a new family I’ve introduced to my Sonoma series, the Whelans, and how they’re connected to the Grant sisters from my first 3 Sonoma books! Click here to read the blog post!
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    Laurie J. Edwards ~ Author, Artist, Dreamer...

  • Hot Author, Cool Deal

    13 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Judith Tewes Jumping for joy that one of my friends has a new book out under her pen name, Judith Tewes. And she’s doing a Rafflecopter giveaway (scroll down for details). To celebrate, I invited her to my blog. I was planning to serve a cool glass of sweet tea to cool us off in the summer heat, but as you’ll see, Judith prefers the frigid weather of the north, so hot chocolate may be her beverage of choice. In spite of her preference for cold, Judith’s writing remains HOT, HOT, HOT. If you pick up her latest release from Bloomsbury, you’ll see what I mean (details…
  • Chocolate Book Blog

    12 Jul 2014 | 7:51 pm
    When I agreed to do this blog, I wondered how I could possibly combine books and chocolate. First of all, I LOVE way too many children’s books to choose favorites and second, I’m not a fan of chocolate. Now before you run in the opposite direction screaming at such sacrilege, perhaps I should explain. I used to be a total chocaholic in my early years. Then I got the ultimate job ever at age 16 – working in the Chocolate House at HersheyPark. After eating chocolate cake for breakfast, chocolate ice cream with chocolate syrup topped with chocolate whipped cream for lunch, and…
  • Courting the Muse

    20 Jun 2014 | 8:11 am
    Many people long to be writers; few follow through. In every writers’ group, you’ll find that often it’s not the most talented writers who get published, but the most persistent. This persistence doesn’t only apply to submitting work, it also applies to showing up at the page. Recently I was pondering this as I signed books at BEA and met CPs and fellow SCBWI members who were also signing. How did we, out of the many writers we know, end up with published books while other more talented friends have yet to achieve publication? It obviously had little to do with talent.
  • Recapping BEA

    14 Jun 2014 | 8:03 am
    As a librarian, I spent many years going to BEA, but 2014 was the first year that I went to sign books. A few years ago, I had the thrill of seeing one of my books in a publisher’s display. But this time my book was prominently displayed (Yes, that’s Grace and the Guiltless on the top shelf of the Switch Press display.) It was fun seeing the ARCS of Grace between all the other books coming out from Switch Press, Capstone‘s newest venture into fiction., and getting autographed copies from fellow authors. And my book was not only part of the publisher’s display, it was…
  • 20 YA Novels for Thinking Adults: A Diverse List

    14 Jun 2014 | 5:35 am
    lje1:In my opinion, only the best (and most confident) adults read (and write) YA… Originally posted on the open book: There has been a lot of controversy this week surrounding that now-infamous Slate article saying that adults should be embarrassed to read YA. Here at LEE & LOW, we couldn’t disagree more. We don’t think your enjoyment of a book should be limited by your age (or anything at all, really). YA novels are great. They can be entertaining, literary, thought-provoking, funny, sad, or all of the above at the same time. There have been several excellent lists of YA…
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    Astraea Press

  • My Town in Three Photos - Jacksonville

    30 Aug 2014 | 6:21 am
    by Lucie Ulrich At 885 sq miles, Jacksonville, Fl, is the largest city in land area in the contiguous Unites States. It boasts a population of 821,784, according to the 2012 census.  Situated along the St. Johns River, Jacksonville is known for its many bridges. It is a major port city, and proud military town. Naval Air Station Jacksonville is located four miles from the city’s business district, while Naval Station Mayport is located at the mouth of the St. Johns River.  In the early 20th century, when Hollywood hadn’t quite come into the picture, Jacksonville was…
  • AP Author Spotlight: Andy Lewter

    28 Aug 2014 | 3:13 am
     Andy Lewter  Website: ID: Describe yourself in three words:happy and unconditionally loving Tell us a little about your latest release:Gifted: A Valens SeriesBlurb:The last thing Abigail Everett thought would happen over spring break was having her world shift into an entirely new perspective.Unfortunately for her, that’s exactly what happened.Between struggling to master her…
  • RELEASE DAY: Sandy Bruney "A Question of Boundaries"

    26 Aug 2014 | 3:14 am
    Blurb: By 1895, the United States is in the 80th year of the isolation imposed by King Thomas I and upheld by his successors. But, some are chafing under the shortages and restrictions, and when inventor Dr. Featherstone declares he has found a way to override all borders, there are those who applaud the discovery and those who fear it.When Dr. Featherstone fails to return home for an important scientific gathering, his daughter Caroline enlists the help of the Member of Parliament from Charlotte, Nathan Llewellen. As the two search for the kidnappers, Caroline is plunged into a world…
  • RELEASE DAY: Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy "Gray's Good Samaritan"

    25 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Blurb:On an ordinary Saturday morning, Robin Cavanaugh’s life takes a wild turn.  A wounded man leaps into her car at a traffic light.  He refuses to go to the hospital and after he reveals his real name, she realizes she knows him from church.  When he swears he’s one of the good guys, Robin abandons common sense to help him.  As his condition worsens, she soon learns he’s not really Spike Mc Gee, a criminal but an undercover agent whose life is in danger.  His brother, Jack, a doctor, pulls Gray through and soon, Robin is part of the action too.  Their…
  • My Town in Three Photos - Possum Trot

    23 Aug 2014 | 2:01 am
    by J.L. Salter Taken with a phone camera, this slightly grainy shot features a full moon over my house up on what I call “Fossil Hill”.  That hill, in prehistory, was the bank of a significant river and we’ve found hundreds of fossils — both aquatic type and some unknown form of (land-grown) fruit.  A westerly autumn view from the bottom (currently dry) bed of “Disappearing Creek” which was – in prehistory – a raging river.   The five acres of woods directly behind our house , the widest of the logging roads … during winter. 
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    Fierce Romance

  • Happy Labor Day!

    Natasha Moore
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:18 am
    For those of you in the U.S., happy Labor Day! I know not all of us get the day off, but we can still celebrate the working folk who keep this country (and all other countries) going! I'm trying to take the day off, reading Meljean Brook right now, but the story I'm working on right now is calling to me. I'm on the last chapter! I want to hit The End. So I may end up at the keyboard, telling myself it's not really work if I'm enjoying it this much! NatashaHer Royal Masquerade - available nowHer Royal Bodyguard - available nowPlaying for Real - available nowLove Is... - available nowThe…
  • Tall, Dark and Paranormal–10 Sexy Paranormal Full Length Novels! 825,000 words for 99 cents!!!

    Terry Spear
    30 Aug 2014 | 7:46 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…
  • Seduction - One Fortune at a Time

    Carly Carson
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Who doesn't want a fabulous fortune told - especially one featuring your dream hero? Our new anthology features seven steamy novellas from seven acclaimed romance authors, guaranteed to bring good fortune (or at least a hot read) to any romance fan. There's a seduction for everyone in this collection of never-before published stories that range from sensual to erotic—all for one seductive price of 99 cents! (This offer is for a limited time only.) My story in this anthology is Love Charm for Fiona. Here's a blurb and an excerpt: Blurb: When Fiona receives a fortuneteller's…
  • The Zombie Epiphany

    Cameo Brown
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    I don’t often find the urge to write about zombies, but my hubby just watched World War Z, and I have to say it made an impact on me. We’re big fans of The Walking Dead, for whatever reason I do not know, and so World War Z promised to be fairly entertaining. However, I didn’t just find it entertaining, but a little eye-opening and thought-provoking.What about zombies is thought-provoking, you might ask? I think on some fundamental level the idea of immortality fascinates us all, and zombies sort of represent that. They represent the kind of living, or unliving as the case may be, for…
  • Teasers

    Natasha Moore
    25 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    I have no graphic designs skills. I wish I did. How lucky for those authors who can design their own covers! And what about those cool teaser graphics you see everywhere now on Facebook and other social media. I wanted them! But aside from not having the technical skills to create them, I can't even visually imagine them to begin with. My creative talents do not lie there at all.Luckily, I have a son who is very artistic. He's drawn and played around with computer graphics since he was very young. First, it was superheroes. You know, Spiderman posters and things like that. Then he graduated…
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  • #99 Alert on Bundle! La Romance Torride Will Warm Your Heart For Hours!

    26 Aug 2014 | 4:42 pm
    La Romance TorrideMeans ‘Steamy Romance’. It sounds delicious in any language, but in the language of love it becomes exhilarating. From historical to contemporary, paranormal to cowboys, this collection has something spicy for every taste. With two full length novels and three novellas, La Romance Torride will warm your heart —and other places—for hours on end!Marlow's Revenge by KC Vixen My Destiny by JL PerryPlaying House by Abi AikenSojourn With A Stranger by Keta DiabloWhispered Pleasure by Lacey Roberts Download your copy today for .99 before price goes up!KINDLE…
  • Blast Release! .99 ALERT! La Romance Torride - Steamy Romance!

    25 Aug 2014 | 7:42 pm
    La Romance TorrideMeans ‘Steamy Romance’. It sounds delicious in any language, but in the language of love it becomes exhilarating. From historical to contemporary, paranormal to cowboys, this collection has something spicy for every taste. With two full length novels and three novellas, La Romance Torride will warm your heart —and other places—for hours on end!Marlow's Revenge by KC Vixen My Destiny by JL PerryPlaying House by Abi AikenSojourn With A Stranger by Keta DiabloWhispered Pleasure by Lacey Roberts Download your copy today for .99 before price goes up!KINDLE…
  • Video Splash! TIMELESS: Romance Through the Ages

    17 Aug 2014 | 8:33 pm
    .99 ALERT!7 Full-length novelsTimeless: Historical Romance Through the AgesSweet romance through the ages! From turn of the century Chicago to 1860's Montana to the Civil War era to Regency times, there is something for every historical romance reader. This sweet romance boxed set charms with seven novels by bestselling authors, starring unforgettable characters falling in love in the most captivating settings. This collection includes: ALL THE BLUE OF HEAVEN by Virginia Carmichael SKY TINTED WATER by Keta Diablo THE INCORRIGIBLE MR. LUMLEY by Aileen Fish LASSO MY HEART by Linda Ford A MILE…
  • #MySexySaturday - Land of Falling Stars .99 ALERT!

    15 Aug 2014 | 5:27 pm
    Welcome to My Sexy Saturday. Thank you for stopping by Keta's Keep. Don't forget to check out all the wonderful writers on this week's hop. You can find the list MY SEXY SATURDAY HERE!My sexy snippet this week is 7 paragraphs from my historical/erotic romance novel LAND OF FALLING STARS. (ALERT! Now .99 cents at a Kindle and Nook near you)About LOFS:*SUSPENSE*ROMANCE*HISTORICAL After her parents die in a fire, Sophia Whitfield struggles to save her beloved home, Arbor Rose. The Civil War has devastated the South, and another blue coat has come to steal her meager possessions. Before the hated…
  • .99 For Seven (7) SWEET Historical Romances!

    13 Aug 2014 | 6:38 am
    Buy the collection at these fine retailers:AmazonBarnes and NobleiTunesKoboSmashwordsSweet romance through the ages! From turn of the century Chicago to 1890's Montana to the Civil War era and Regency times, there is something for every historical romance reader. This sweet romance boxed set charms with seven novels by bestselling authors, starring unforgettable characters falling in love in the most captivating settings.A bargain at only 99 cents until September 12!
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    Falling In Love With Romance

  • Happy Labor Day

    Suzie Quint
    1 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
  • Nuggets for August

    Suzie Quint
    31 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    Is there such a thing as too much world building? What does the process of a top-notch copy editor look like? Glad you asked. Self publishing? Make Word work for you. Your blurb matters. This is what it needs to do. tips on how to write a mystery…
  • Thursday Writing Quote ~ H. G. Wells

    Suzie Quint
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    If you are in difficulties with a book, try the element of surprise: attack it an hour when it isn't expecting it. ~ H. G. Wells
  • Tuesday Teaser - Sacrificial Magic

    Suzie Quint
    26 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following: Grab your current readOpen to a random pageShare two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page. BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers! Sacrificial Magic (Downside Ghosts) by Stacia Kane if book 4 of Downside Ghosts, a paranormal…
  • Body Language - A Tool for Authors

    Suzie Quint
    24 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    In life, it's useful to understand body language. As writer's, it should be one of the tools of our trade.
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    Fiction Vixen Book Reviews

  • Hot New Release From Kristen Callihan *New Adult* The Hook Up + Giveaway!

    FV Sophia
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    GoodReads || Amazon || Barnes & Noble || Kobo   The Hook Up by Kristen Callihan Summary The rules: no kissing on the mouth, no staying the night, no telling anyone, and above all… No falling in love Anna Jones just wants to finish college and figure out her life. Falling for star quarterback Drew Baylor is certainly not on her to do list. Confident and charming, he lives in the limelight and is way too gorgeous for his own good. If only she could ignore his heated stares and stop thinking about doing hot and dirty things with him. Easy right? Too bad he’s committed to making her…
  • Review: House Immortal by Devon Monk

    FV Jen
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
    One hundred years ago, eleven powerful ruling Houses consolidated all of the world’s resources and authority into their own grasping hands. Only one power wasn’t placed under the command of a single House: the control over the immortal galvanized…. House Immortal is the first book in a new series by Devon Monk.  As with any new, complicated Urban Fantasy series the first handful of chapters are there to explain things, world build and basically lay out what everything is and how it will work.  House Immortal is no different and in the beginning we are introduced to our main…
  • Weekend Feature: Dragon Wife by Diana Green

    FV Sophia
    31 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Dragon Wife by Diana Green The clan is waking. After centuries of spellbound sleep, dragon-shifters are returning to the mountains. They are few in number, and the outside world has become overrun with humans. Huroth, the dragon chieftain, recognizes a need for his kind to adapt, by forming alliances and mate-bonds with humans, but his clan is divided. From the first time she meets him, Lady Orwenna is drawn to the magnificent chieftain. The mind link he forms with her is both fascinating and frightening, as is the powerful attraction she feels for him. If only she knew what was in his heart.
  • Weekly Roundup: Week of August 24 – 30, 2014 + Giveaway Winners

    FV Sophia
    30 Aug 2014 | 8:23 am
    Week of August 24 – 30, 2014 Reviews Review: It’s in His Kiss by Jill Shalvis Review: Once More, My Darling Rogue by Lorraine Heath Review: Evernight by Kristen Callihan Review: Heroes Are My Weakness by Susan Elizabeth Phillips Freebies, New Releases, and More! It’s Time For Amy’s Friday Freebies! Jen’s Monthly glom: August 2014 plus *Giveaway* – Nora Roberts! Feature: Read Chapter One of Wanted: Wild Thing by Jessica Sims New Romance Releases: Week of August 25, 2014 Weekend Feature: Drive Me Sane by Dena Rogers Giveaway Winners Feature: Tempt Me Eternally by Gena Showalter…
  • It’s Time For Amy’s Friday Freebies!

    FV Sophia
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:20 pm
    Here’s Amy’s favorite freebies this week. Have a great weekend!! $0.00 Heat of the Moment by Elle Kennedy **AMZ * BN * Kobo ** $0.00 I’m With You by Taylor Dean **AMZ * BN * Kobo ** $0.00 Becoming Sir by Ella Dominguez **AMZ * BN * Kobo ** $0.00 Burn for Me by Lauren Blakely **AMZ * BN * Kobo ** $0.00 Perfect Partners by Carly Phillips **AMZ * BN * 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…
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    The Life & Times of a Book Addict

  • The Hidden Girl by Louise Millar

    Cristal | Book Addict
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:16 pm
    Publication: August 26, 2014Publisher: Atria/Emily Bestler BooksSource: PublisherFrom “a writer to watch” (Booklist), this gripping psychological thriller follows a young woman who uncovers a terrible secret in her idyllic suburban neighborhood—but who will believe her?Hannah Riley and her musician husband, Will, hope that a move to the Suffolk countryside will promise a fresh start. Hannah, a human rights worker, is desperate for a child and she hopes that this new life will realise her dream. Yet when the snow comes, Will is working in London and Hannah is cut off in their remote…
  • Multiple Exposure: A Sophie Medina Mystery by Ellen Crosby

    Cristal | Book Addict
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:35 pm
    Publication: August 6, 2013Publisher: ScribnerSource: PublisherFrom the author of the “lively and spirited” (The Providence Journal) wine country mysteries, comes the first in a new series featuring a savvy female photographer whose husband’s abduction embroils her in the world of international espionage and lost Romanov art treasures.When photojournalist Sophie Medina returns to London from an overseas assignment, she discovers that her husband, Nick, a geologist and covert CIA operative, has been abducted. Three months later she is shocked when a friend in the British government says…
  • The Beautiful Ashes (Broken Destiny #1) by Jeaniene Frost

    Cristal | Book Addict
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Publication: August 26, 2014Publisher: HarlequinSource: PublisherIn a world of shadows, anything is possible. Except escaping your fate.Ever since she was a child, Ivy has been gripped by visions of strange realms just beyond her own. But when her sister goes missing, Ivy discovers the truth is far worse--her hallucinations are real, and her sister is trapped in a parallel realm. And the one person who believes her is the dangerously attractive guy who's bound by an ancient legacy to betray her.Adrian might have turned his back on those who raised him, but that doesn't mean he can change his…
  • Turn on a Dime - Kade’s Turn by Tiffany Snow Blog Tour

    Cristal | Book Addict
    25 Aug 2014 | 8:39 am
    Publication: August 25, 2014Genre: Romantic SuspenseSource: Tiffany Snow & Author’s Taproom. Tiffany will be hosting a Release Day Party on Facebook August 25th.  RSVP to join in on the fun: only takes a second, a fraction of a second, to forever change your life. That moment hap-pened to me years ago. I did something you can’t take back, and I’d do it again. It’s a secret I’ll take to my grave—which is probably sooner rather than later—and that’s okay. I live with my choices.Three things I’ve…
  • Feral by Holly Schindler Blog Tour

    Cristal | Book Addict
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Publication: August 26, 2014Publisher: HarperTeenSource: The Author & FFBCThank you for joining me on my stop of the Feral by Holly Schindler Blog Tour! Take a look at my review below and feel free to pre-order the book if your interest is peaked. Oh and don't forget to follow the other tour stops and to enter the giveaway as well!☺The Lovely Bones meets Black Swan in this haunting psychological thriller with twists and turns that will make you question everything you think you know.It’s too late for you. You’re dead. Those words continue to haunt Claire Cain months after she barely…
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  • Seeking The Original American Way

    19 Aug 2014 | 5:45 am
    Seeking The Original American Way.
  • Seeking The Original American Way

    19 Aug 2014 | 5:42 am
    Original Native American Philosophy is why this Country Worked for Eons I am a romance author and although I try to keep my tales both light-hearted and positive at the core, my research often puts me in a melancholy state of mind. It also makes me want to share what I have learned with others of a similar mindset (for example… readers of romance or fantasy, perusers of historical accounts, piners for days of yore, and dreamers of what might have been). Do any of these things describe you?   Once a Massive Original Society As I research the many illustrious historical…
  • Mouthwatering: An Eastern Native American Historical Recipe Guide

    25 Jul 2014 | 7:30 am
    Today, I find myself…well, hungry. Researching historical fiction can be tiresome work, but as I was editing some text late last night, I discovered something of interest. My stomach was growling -literally – from the descriptions I presented in my storyline. I thought I would share some amazing recipes I have uncovered while writing about the Lenni Lenape people. I am preparing to try out a few of these things in my own kitchen as well! It is fairly well-known that the early Native American diet – eastern woodland to be more specific – was centered around the basic groups of…
  • Historical Fiction’s New Leading Man… Nicholas Belline, Coeur de Bois

    30 Jun 2014 | 6:19 am
    The French-Canadian adventurer, explorer, and trapper makes his mark on a wide, frontier land… and it’s Native inhabitants. My latest hero is my favorite… hands down folks, no regrets, sorry to the others I have left behind, but..I simply cannot help it. Nicholas Belline is the whole historical package. (This is how I image him – the cleaned-up version soon after he receives a sexy shave from the woman he desires and a crisp, refreshing skinny-dip in the running waters of the Hudson River.) Nick is a Coeur de Bois – a French-Canadian…
  • Sidekicks, Accomplices, and Oddballs – An Author’s Guide to Creating Superb Supporting Characters

    29 Apr 2014 | 10:14 am
    The birth of a unique side character is probably the most enjoyable aspect to creative storytelling, in Jessica Leigh’s opinion. Create Many new writers are caught up – and rightly so – in the intricate development of the hero and heroine, including their pasts, their storylines, and the process of their relationship reaching its fruition. Authors will spend countless hours pondering their main character’s traits, hopping in and out of their heads, and creating temperaments that are both compelling and attractive to the reader. What is the Purpose of a Side Character? Generally…
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