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  • YA Scavenger Hunt: Red Team Go!

    Ann Aguirre
    Ann Aguirre
    2 Oct 2014 | 10:05 am
    UPDATE 10/6/14 – THIS HUNT IS OVER Today kicks off a Fall YA Scavenger Hunt, and there are tons of great prizes to be won. You decide how much effort to put into it, but the rewards will definitely be commensurate with the time you spend visiting various sites and gathering clues. There are six teams: RED, GOLD, GREEN, ORANGE, INDIE and BLUE. I’m on the RED team, myself. If at any point, you get stuck, check out the How to Hunt page for help. At this hunt, you not only get access to exclusive content from each author, you also get a clue for the hunt. Add up the clues, and you…
  • Mackenzies Reading Order

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

    The Crayon Box
    5 Oct 2014 | 6:45 am
    I blogged at Kate Hill's blog today for her Halloween Contest! And check out the ways to enter to her contests!
  • Have You Met: Avon Addict Amy Valentini

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

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    Heidi
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
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  • YA Scavenger Hunt: Red Team Go!

    Ann Aguirre
    2 Oct 2014 | 10:05 am
    UPDATE 10/6/14 – THIS HUNT IS OVER Today kicks off a Fall YA Scavenger Hunt, and there are tons of great prizes to be won. You decide how much effort to put into it, but the rewards will definitely be commensurate with the time you spend visiting various sites and gathering clues. There are six teams: RED, GOLD, GREEN, ORANGE, INDIE and BLUE. I’m on the RED team, myself. If at any point, you get stuck, check out the How to Hunt page for help. At this hunt, you not only get access to exclusive content from each author, you also get a clue for the hunt. Add up the clues, and you…
  • YASH coming up soon!

    Ann Aguirre
    26 Sep 2014 | 6:59 am
    Hey, readers! So it isn’t long before the YA Scavenger Hunt begins. I hope you have plenty of time because there isn’t just one team or two or even three. This time we have 6, that’s right, 6 YASH teams which means more prizes, news, and fun! So let’s get started. TEAM RED INCLUDES:   TEAM GOLD INCLUDES:   TEAM GREEN INCLUDES:   TEAM ORANGE INCLUDES:   TEAM INDIE INCLUDES:   TEAM BLUE INCLUDES:   Hope you all are as excited as I am! The YA Scavenger Hunt begins at noon pacific time on Thursday, October 2nd and runs through Sunday, October…
  • 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…
  • 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…
 
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    Writer's Blog: Blog of romance author Jennifer Ashley

  • Mackenzies Reading Order

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    26 Mar 2014 | 7:53 am
    I blogged at TRS Blue! http://trsblue.blogspot.com/2014/03/you-cant-always-get-what-you-want.html
  • 25 Mar 2014 | 5:28 am

    25 Mar 2014 | 5:28 am
    Winter's Source is on sale until Sunday! http://www.loose-id.com/specials/daily-deals.html
 
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  • Have You Met: Avon Addict Amy Valentini

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

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

    Elizabeth
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:49 am
    Okay, she had me at “Brit.” As in the title of her new book, Beauty and the Brit. Look at that cover! What’s not to love? Let me introduce you to one of my fellow Avon Authors, Lizbeth Selvig. 1) Did you have a nickname growing up? My family (started by a beloved auntie) called me LittleBit, which sounds hilarious to my mind now at my age and weight. Also, I met my husband at the “tender age” of fifteen, and from that day to this he calls me Lizard. 2) How do you pick the names of your Heroes/Heroines? Oddly enough naming a character is rarely difficult for me—it’s…
  • Sneak Peek: The Viscount Who Lived Down the Lane

    Elizabeth
    19 Oct 2014 | 9:31 am
    Nearly here! Only another week until The Viscount Who Lived Down the Lane releases and so I thought I would tease, er, share with you a sneak peek inside.    Damaged and broken he might appear, but Pierson was still a man.    He pulled Louisa closer, hitching her up against him, so close, she teetered on the tips of her slippers and found her fingers winding into the lapels of his coat, if only to steady herself.    She might have toppled him over earlier, but now he was upending her world, and she couldn’t do anything but hold on for dear life.  …
  • And the Winners are:

    Elizabeth
    18 Oct 2014 | 5:57 am
    I’ve had two Contests running here recently and just pulled winners. For the Elizabeth Hoyt drawing, the winner is: Kimberly Woodall. For the New Website Drawing I held, the winner is: Jennifer F. of Columbus, OH! Both winners have been notified. Thanks to everyone who entered. And watch for a Caption contest on my Facebook page next week, as well as the post calling for the November Birthday drawing.
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  • Sexy Fail Saturday

    Heidi
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
  • Friday Funnies

    Heidi
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
  • a cat by any other name

    Heidi
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    All right, My Darlings—it’s time to put on your thinking caps again! I am in the market for some fun, unique name suggestions for a smokey- or silver-gray cat.  Kind of like this one… I’ve come up with some obvious ones—Smokey, Silver, Grey/Gray…but they’re just not doing it for me. So if you have some ideas, let me know! I’m also open to cute, sweet names that may or may not be related to the color.  Just make sure they’re for a sweet, friendly little gal.   (In other words, no boy names! )
  • Hunk of the Month

    Heidi
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Since next week is Halloween, we’re holding November’s Hunk of the Month poll a little bit early. You’re welcome. (Cross My…Heart?) (Full Moon Fever) (Working Class Stiff) (I Want You!) Who should be our Hunk of the Month for November? Cross My Heart Full Moon Fever Working Class Stiff I Want You   pollcode.com free polls
  • thanks for ruining it for everyone

    Heidi
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    When they take a song I love & add it to the soundtrack of yet another crappy Nicholas Sparks movie…
 
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  • Cobwebs and proof copies

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

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

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

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

    6 Oct 2014 | 2:44 am
    Still plodding on with editing Matho for Createspace. If I write dialogue with a French accent, I wanted  the character Lennox drop his aitches and I represented this as follows: 'there is nothing 'e will do for you.' Sometime Createspace formatted it perfectly and sometimes it ignored the apostrophe and just printed the letter e. There's probably a reason, but I haven't figured it out. After three tries I rewrote the phrase and did not use a dropped aitch!Otherwise it seems to be going well. I've removed a lot of unnecessary commas and corrected the occasional missing letter or word,…
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  • The Pink Heart Society: Male On Monday - Jake Ballard aka Scott Foley

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Joely
    29 Sep 2014 | 8:11 pm
    Some books are a fast, headlong rush on a straight, level highway through the night with no distractions, fog, or turns to worry about.  Other books are a slow progress up a towering mountain.  The air is fine and thin.  Sometimes it’s hard to breathe.  But you keep pushing forward, even if you can’t tell that you moved at all. Billionaire #2 was the latter.  I’ve been slowly whittling away at it for months.  But I never had the huge glorious word counts until the last two weeks.  For whatever reason, the book was a slow one.  It made for a few crazy big days, but I…
 
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  • #TeamRomance

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

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

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

    Dee Carney
    6 Sep 2014 | 9:14 am
    What I’m doing now: Look up at your tab, assuming your browser has tabs. Do you see the little icon up there? Now if you have twenty tabs open, you can tell which one is for my site! Unfortunately, I had to get help in getting it up there, but I like seeing it, so yay! What I’m writing now: I just submitted the proposal for HUNGER UNTAMED to my editor. (It will be book 3 in what I’ve called the Vampire Hunger series.) Keep your fingers crossed that Carina wants to publish it. While I wait on a response, I’m continuing to write the rest of the story. I’m…
  • 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…
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  • Fleeting Hope - 99 cents

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

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

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

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

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

  • Want sexy zombies? Not Dead Enough cover reveal…

    Mina
    28 Sep 2014 | 12:55 pm
    Now that I’m nearing the end of writing the book, I think it’s about time to reveal the cover for Not Dead Enough, the third book in the Project Rebellion world (Perfect Mate, Blood Mate) and the first book following the SARA’s (Self-Aware Re-Animates, or sexy zombies ;)) What do you think?   There is life after death, unfortunately for them, it’s the same one… Brett Perkins was a soldier, until the Project killed him. Now he’s finding that life after death isn’t so hot. With the Project base destroyed, he and his team have been tasked with…
  • Manday Hotties – Here be dragons!!

    Mina
    22 Sep 2014 | 8:04 am
    Good Morning! It’s monday so that means hotties! Because of the release of PPA vol 2 (That’s TWO hot dragon books for only 99c, in case you missed it) I’ve picked hotties that I think would make great dragons. Which is your favourite? Please note: These images are not mine, nor am I claiming copyright. I have, however, purchased a license for the use of the images from the appropriate stock site.
  • Teaser Tuesday: Dead Reaper Walking

    Mina
    15 Sep 2014 | 4:48 pm
    I thought this week we’d try something new…a blog hop for teasers. Mine’s below, then check out the links below, or add your own and join the hop! Sitting back on a wobbly chair in the café/bar near the department, I ran a finger around the top of my coffee mug. Troy and his partner were lost in their own thoughts. From my conversations with Troy I’d learned the threats they’d faced so far had been lower level stuff. A couple of vamps and werewolves and they had been few and far between. Scary enough if you weren’t used to them, but in the general scheme of things…
  • Manday Hotties! Men in Hoodies!

    Mina
    15 Sep 2014 | 3:45 am
    Good Morning! Monday is here again and you know what that means…that’s right! Manday hotties! This week I’ve raided my stock archives to find some yummy specimens wearing hoodies! Enjoy! Please note: These images are not mine, nor am I claiming copyright. I have, however, purchased a license for the use of the images from the appropriate stock site.  
  • New release: Dead Reaper Walking!

    Mina
    9 Sep 2014 | 12:30 pm
    The second in the Liberty, Oakwood series is now available! Amazon | Amazon UK | B&N | Kobo | iTunes  
 
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    Delilah Devlin » Blog

  • Jenna Ives: Can Artificial Intelligence Truly Offer Human Companionship?

    Delilah
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    My latest book is a slightly futuristic erotic romance called Programmed To Protect, which revolves around very human police agent Leith Wyatt who falls in love with a Beautiful Doll sex robot named Ginger on a planet called Tau Cetus. Wyatt and Ginger truly love each other, each in their own way. And together, they manage to save their world from the threat of annihilation. Ironically, last week my hubby and I were watching a DVD of the movie Her with Joaquin Phoenix and Scarlett Johansson. Have you seen it? It’s a powerful story of how humans can project exactly what they need onto…
  • Alisa Anderson: Fallen Angel

    Delilah
    23 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Big Dreams… When Jess packed up her belongings and fled her small hometown in Kansas, she never looked back. Free from her family’s dark past she was finally able to pursue her lifelong dream as a professional dancer. She never expected to find herself at his door…or at his club. Nikolas was unlike any other man she had ever met. Sexy…Alluring…Predatory. Dangerous. The kind of man with more secrets than even she had. Every instinct warned Jess against knowing him further, but she always did like playing with fire… Nikolas Roman took one look at Jess and knew she was trouble…
  • Jennifer Lowery: Ten Things to Know About Quinn Wolff (Contest and Free Story)

    Delilah
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Hi Delilah and all you fabulous readers out there! *waves* Thank you so much for having me today! My romantic suspense, Maximum Risk, released this month so I’m very excited to be here! Thank you so much for sharing it with me!!  Contest: 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 commenter so please leave me a comment with your EMAIL so I can contact you if you win!! Today I’m sharing 10 things about my hero from Maximum Risk, Quinn Wolff. I had so much fun writing him I hope you enjoy reading about him too! He…
  • While I’m away, a Question…

    Delilah
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Well, I finished a book yesterday—well, a novella anyway! Yay! It’s called Rules of Engagement and involves a Navy SEAL, and it’s related to my Lone Star Lovers series… I love Two Mule, Texas so it was natural my SEAL came from there. Not that there’s any kinky threesomes in this story. My guy is strictly a one-woman man. Can’t wait for you to read it, but you’ll have to wait until the Winter of SEALs box collection releases next month. It was a huge relief finishing it before I leave for the NINC conference tomorrow. I still have work to do while…
  • Busy as a Bee…

    Delilah
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:32 am
    Hey there! I wrote the title of the blog and now “busy as a bee, as a bee” to the tune of “It’s All About the Bass,” is in my head. Anyways, I thought I’d poke my head in the door today to say hello. It’s early morning here and I haven’t really woken up. Needz coffeeeeee….. Hear the zombie voice there? Speaking of zombies… Anyone watching Walking Dead? Wow, what a season so far! So many questions to be answered. I’m still waiting to find out whether that strange scientist dude is really just a crazy who thinks he can save the…
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    HelenKay Dimon » blog

  • Release Day!

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

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

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

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

    HelenKay
    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…
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    Kate Davies Blogs!

  • Book BIN Monday - Welcome to Oberon by PG Forte

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

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

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

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

    17 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Hero's Name: Duncan Forbes Hero's Occupation: Art history lecturer by day, he hunts for stolen treasures by night What Makes Him a Hero: Duncan likes to right wrongs, whether it means returning a stolen painting to its rightful owners or making sure that bad guys get punished. He's gorgeous in a disheveled way, his work hunting down and returning stolen artwork has made him rich, and he's
 
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    Margaret Daley

  • Heroine Interview from A November Bride by Beth Vogt with a Giveaway

    Margaret Daley
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:35 am
    This week I’m hosting  Terri Reed with Danger at the Border (US only) and Beth Vogt with A November Bride (ebook only). If you want to enter the drawings for the books, please leave a comment on your post with your email address. I will not enter you without an email address (my way to contact you if you win). If you don’t want to leave an email address, another way you can enter is to email me at margaretdaley@gmail.com. The drawings end Sunday (Oct. 26th) evening. Interview with the heroine from A November Bride by Beth Vogt: 1. Sadie, tell me the most interesting thing…
  • Heroine Interview from Danger at the Border by Terri Reed with a Giveaway

    Margaret Daley
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:32 am
    This week I’m hosting  Terri Reed with Danger at the Border (US only) and Beth Vogt with A November Bride (ebook only). If you want to enter the drawings for the books, please leave a comment on your post with your email address. I will not enter you without an email address (my way to contact you if you win). If you don’t want to leave an email address, another way you can enter is to email me at margaretdaley@gmail.com. The drawings end Sunday (Oct. 26th) evening. Interview with the heroine from Danger at the Border by Terri Reed: 1. Dr. Tessa Cleary, tell me the most…
  • This week Terri Reed and Beth Vogt with Giveaways

    Margaret Daley
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:57 am
    Congratulations to Bonnie for winning Susan Sleeman’s Special Ops Christmas and to Pam for winning Ava Pennington’s Daily Reflections on the Names of God. Also congratulations to my three winners of Her Holiday Hero—Sharon, Pam and Beth from the Scavenger Hunt. This week I’m hosting  Terri Reed with Danger at the Border (US only) and Beth Vogt with A November Bride (ebook only). If you want to enter the drawings for the books, please leave a comment on your post with your email address. I will not enter you without an email address (my way to contact you if you win). If…
  • Christian Fall Scavenger Hunt Stop #28

    Margaret Daley
    16 Oct 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Welcome to the Christian Fall 2014 Scavenger Hunt. You have arrived at Stop # 28. The hunt begins at noon (Mountain Time Zone) on October 17, 2014. You may have arrived here before the start, which could mean all of the sites aren’t ready quite yet. Once the official start has begun, you should go to Stop #1 (www.robinleehatcher.com) and then work your way through the sites, gathering clues and entering bonus giveaways, until you reach the final stop which will also be on the site of Robin Lee Hatcher. The hunt ends on Sunday, October 19, 2014 at one minute before midnight (Mountain).
  • Interview from Ava Pennington with a Giveaway

    Margaret Daley
    15 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    This week I’m hosting  Susan Sleeman with Special Ops Christmas (US only) and Ava Pennington with Daily Reflections on the Names of God: A Devotional (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 margaretdaley@gmail.com. The drawings end Sunday (Oct. 19th) evening. This week will be the Christian Fiction Fall Scavenger Hunt. I will be…
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    Monique DeVere

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • "Why the hell would you DO that?"

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

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

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

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

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

  • More Fall Events!

    Team Sylvia
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:02 am
    Sylvia will be attending the LoveNVegas event at Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas on October 25. Sylvia’s appearances continue into Fall with more events in Birmingham, Alabama; Toronto, Ontario; and Uncasville, Connecticut! Get all the details of the wheres and whens … Continue reading → Sylvia Day - Official Website of the #1 Bestselling Author
  • A Captivating Reveal

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

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

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

  • CHARMING THE BEAST – Available 10/27/14

    Cynthia Eden
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:36 am
    Are you in the mood to get your beast on this holiday season? Then be sure to check out CHARMING THE BEAST–available 10/27/14! CHARMING THE BEAST is the latest installment in my “Purgatory” paranormal romance series. Ready for more werewolves and vampires? He’s a man with a beast inside… Connor Marrok never intended to work for the Seattle Para Unit. He’s not one of the good guys—he’s a real monster, and the beast he carries doesn’t exactly play nicely. But now he finds himself being blackmailed into a new assignment. It’s supposed to be his last gig. His…
  • LAST HERO STANDING – .99 For a Great Cause

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

    Cynthia Eden
    22 Sep 2014 | 6:38 am
    The winner of the September newsletter giveaway is…Rachel Keane! Congrats, Rachel! I sent you an email with prize claim instructions.  (If you didn’t get it, just email me at info@cynthiaeden.com).   Thank you!
  • MINE TO HAVE – Available now!

    Cynthia Eden
    15 Sep 2014 | 7:20 am
    Today is the release day for MINE TO HAVE!! Yay! To celebrate, I’ll be posting lots of giveaways over at my Facebook page, so be sure you stop by! Is he a hero…or the villain? When Elizabeth Ward sees Saxon Black rushing into the backroom of The Blade—a low end bar in Miami—she isn’t sure if he’s there to save the day…or just to raise some hell.  But she’s being held hostage, and he’s her best hope of survival.  Within minutes, she’s away from the jerks with the guns and riding fast and hard on the back of Saxon’s motorcycle. Death stalks them. Saxon has been…
  • MINE TO HAVE – Available for Pre-Order

    Cynthia Eden
    5 Sep 2014 | 8:09 am
    MINE TO HAVE will be available on 9/15/14! Yay! That is so close! The book is currently available for pre-order at Amazon, iBooks, and Kobo. Is he a hero…or the villain? When Elizabeth Ward sees Saxon Black rushing into the backroom of The Blade—a low end bar in Miami—she isn’t sure if he’s there to save the day…or just to raise some hell.  But she’s being held hostage, and he’s her best hope of survival.  Within minutes, she’s away from the jerks with the guns and riding fast and hard on the back of Saxon’s motorcycle. Death stalks them. Saxon has been working…
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    Bonnie Ferguson Writer

  • Fall Musings

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

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

    Bonnie
    30 Jun 2014 | 11:17 pm
    Raising a cyber toast & sending good wishes to my fellow Canucks! Have a great holiday!
  • Game of Thrones Season Finale

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

    Bonnie
    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?
 
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    Cathryn Fox Blog

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

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

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

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

    cathryn
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:41 am
    Goodreads Book Giveaway Crashing Down by Cathryn Fox Giveaway ends September 29, 2014. See the giveaway details at Goodreads. Enter to win
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    cathryn
    1 Aug 2014 | 5:49 am
    As many of you know, I’m part of AN amazing group of people called InkHeart Authors. We are a prolific group of self-published and hybrid authors dedicated to providing high quality romance fiction. Check out all the great deals we are offering this week! Price: $3.99 Buy from Amazon. ~ ~ ~ Now it’s FREE for […]
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    LIZ FIELDING

  • Chocolate Box Spooktacular!

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

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

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

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

  • New McCarthy Book Out Tomorrow!

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

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

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

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

    7 Mar 2014 | 10:55 am
    It’s Never Too Late to Fall in Love: Eshel Travis“I have fallen in love with you,” begins a letter 68-year-old Eshel Travis wrote to Marie. “Let me diagnose my condition.”Mr. Travis goes on to explain that he used to watch four or five movies a day. During his 46 years of marriage, including several years or retirement, his wife, Pam, has unsuccessfully attempted to encourage him to read a book. “Any book,” as he says. Prior to falling in love (with Marie), it had been more than 30 years since he read a book. When he did read, as a teen, however, he recalled he didn’t want to…
 
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    Megan Frampton

  • When Good Earls Go Bad Edits

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

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

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

    Megan Frampton
    22 May 2014 | 7:03 pm
    So it has been a dog’s age (bow wow!) since I posted here, and all sorts of things have been happening. To whit, I have a new book contract with Avon for both print and digital, and the first book in my Dukes Behaving Badly series is titled The Duke’s Guide to Correct Behavior, and here is what it’s all about: All of London knows the Duke of Rutherford has position and wealth. They also whisper that he’s dissolute, devilish, and determinedly unwed. So why, everyone is asking, has he hired a governess? When Miss Lily Russell crosses the threshold of the Duke of…
  • What Not to Bare is Out!

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

  • So... I've Upgraded and Customer Service Still Exists.

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

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

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

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

    9 Sep 2014 | 7:07 am
    I have a tween, so this is in honor of her... lol Yes, yes yes, it's release day!!!And today, to celebrate, I'm giving away a copy of JUST HIS TASTE (Or any of my backlist, if the winner already has it) to THREE LUCKY PEOPLE!Seriously, that's all you gotta do... Comment to win.Just His Taste, Guys and Godmothers, Book 3Avalynn Fay is not a typical Fairy Godmother. She wears leather body suits, rides motorcycles, and prefers bourbon to anything fru-fru. Probably why she is assigned new charge, Jason Gregorian—a PI who drinks bourbon and loves to cook barbecue.Jason’s a good guy.
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    Kimberly Gardner

  • Honorable mention for me from Elisa’s Rainbow Awards!

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

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

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

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

    Willa Okati
    13 Jun 2014 | 8:16 am
    “Give me thy hand, and let me see thee in thy woman’s weeds.” So says Duke Orsino to Viola in Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. And so too says David, a young and gifted director to Kieran, the beautiful young man he’s cast as Viola. But when Kieran’s penchant for silk and lace proves to be more than an acting exercise, David must face the mystery of his own desire for this stunning man in a dress.   Woman’s Weeds at Amazon.com      
 
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    LINDA GOODNIGHT

  • Today's Lost Youth, Dog Food, and a ROK

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

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

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

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

    26 Feb 2014 | 10:00 am
    First Kisses is so much fun! Remember yours?Enjoy this sneak peak at the exciting new collaboration between five of my author friends and me. Sweet, inspiring, and romantic!Let me know if you like it.
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    Cynthia Harrison

  • Serve Somebody

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

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

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

    Cynthia Harrison
    12 Oct 2014 | 7:52 am
    Yesterday, Al and I had a quiet adventure. We went into the world and explored our surroundings. We have been caught up in too much work, too little time together, and a couple of other things pulling at the fabric of who we are together. Just because we’ve been married for 29 years doesn’t mean we don’t have to work on our relationship. I think sometimes you need to do that even more the longer you are together. Sometimes you take each other for granted. Sometimes you need to fall in love all over again. One of the things we did when we were dating and then continued all…
  • Alone Together

    Cynthia Harrison
    9 Oct 2014 | 9:47 am
    Everybody who lives with a sports fan but is not one herself needs a room of her own. Sometimes, it might even save a marriage, because when one person in the house takes over the main space without regard to the other, and the other just lets it be, resentment might simmer. Not mentioning any names:) But, if you’re older and your powers of concentration aren’t what they used to be and you have a guest room that hardly ever gets used…there may be an alternative to simmering resentment. Through the years, I have lost the ability to tune out sports. Used to be able to read…
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    Kate Hardy

  • Celebrating sixty books!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • New Release!

    5 Oct 2014 | 11:09 am
    As part of The Wild Rose Press' new Hauntings in the Garden Halloween series...a little quick and haunted read....  Love Her Like the DevilA chance meeting in a honky tonk on Halloween finds Luke in the arms of a brown-haired beauty. But if the stories he overhears are true, she may be far more than she seems...and he's more than ready to find out.Available October 6, 2014 from The Wild Rose Press and most major ebook distributors!
  • Valentine Winners!

    16 Feb 2014 | 6:25 am
    From our wonderful hostess Mackenzie Crowne:"Drum roll please! Many thanks to all of you who visited the various stops on our Honky Tonk Hearts Valentine Hop. I speak for all the authors who wish you all could be winners, but alas, that's not the case. So, without further ado, here are our grand prize winners. Gus' door prize of a TWRP Mug goes to...Calisa Rhose for her comment on Jannine Gallant's post. The $25 publisher's prize TWRP gift card goes to...bn100 for her comment on Sylvie Kaye's post. And the $50 authors' prize TWRP gift card goes to...Debby(236) for her comment on Donna…
  • Valentine Honky Tonk Blog Hop

    12 Feb 2014 | 12:41 pm
    Ladies, I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking old Gus, owner of The Lonesome Steer honky tonk couldn’t have brought together all the lonely, broken hearts that he did. But I’m here to tell you I have. Not only do I have the pictures of these couples in my office to prove it, but there’s been a whole series of romances written about the men and women who found love at The Lonesome Steer. And just like every one of my couples, each of these romances is a keeper. The authors of these books have put together a Valentine Honky Tonk Blog Hop, an easy way for you to get a sneak…
  • Special Announcement

    1 Apr 2013 | 8:01 am
    My friend Adelle is having an awesome special and a lot going on....check this out!I hope you all had a nice Easter weekend. Share this offer and leave a link to where you share it for a chance to win a surprise! Winner announced April 3rd! Good luck! Get your copy HEREI'd like to thank you, dear reader, for your continued support. I am so pleased so many of you have taken advantage of downloading my Trilogy this past weekend. I hope you enjoy it! I'd love it if you'd leave a little review/rating on Amazon. Have an awesome week! FYIThe next installment of my Women of Strength Series, Dani…
  • 8 Feb 2013 | 4:28 am

    8 Feb 2013 | 4:28 am
    SNOW DAY!I grew up in the city so we NEVER had snow days.  Nothing like hanging in your pjs with the kids feeling like you are skipping school and work LOL.Of course, when you work out of a home office, that doesn't always work LOL.  Sort of like today.  Had been out on contract work most of the week so today will be catch up on the editing etc.Of course, when you work out of a home office, you also get to make your own hours :) so you can work around the fun stuff on a snow day LOLOL.Safe travels to all those who do have to go out in this mess, though, no fun there.
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    Stephanie Julian On a Moonlit Night

  • 13 Oct 2014 | 6:04 pm

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

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

    12 Sep 2014 | 5:24 am
    Kat has uprooted her life and moved to Philadelphia. She's starting her own business and opening her heart. But caring for two men brings both rewards and pitfalls.Tristan and Adam are determined to keep Kat close and win her heart. But work dangers and family obligations conspire to tear them apart before their fragile relationship has a chance to grow into something stronger.  Amazon  B&N   Kobo   iTunes   All RomanceAnd don't miss the first three parts. Part I is now free!Amazon    B&N (B&N has not yet put this title free. I'm still…
  • A Great Bargain for Paranormal Lovers for only 99 cents

    3 Sep 2014 | 5:03 pm
    10 Thrilling Tales of Sexy Alpha Bad Boys. A $42.99 value for only 99 cents.CRESCENT MOON - From New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Lori Handeland FOREVER FREED by New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Laura Kaye SPELLBOUND by New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Opal Carew, writing as Amber Carew SINS OF THE FLESH by New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Caridad Pineiro SPELL BOUND by New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Stephanie Julian HAUNTING A COWBOY - A Brand New Story from USA Today Bestselling Author Randi Alexander HUNTRESS FOR…
  • 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…
 
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    Beth Kery

  • THE AFFAIR, Week 5 is available now!

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

    Beth Kery
    7 Oct 2014 | 9:01 am
    Now would be a great time to plunge in to the steam, the angst and the romance of THE AFFAIR! Weeks 1-4 are now available!
  • October THE AFFAIR contest for a Kindle Fire!

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

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

    Beth Kery
    15 Sep 2014 | 7:30 am
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    Kristina Knight - Romance Author

  • #3onThursday - Can't Be Without Authors

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

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

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

    14 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    bebe and I love bananas, but we apparently don't love them as much as I always think while we're in the store. Case in point: last week I picked up a bunch of bananas. Eight, in all. But eight is more than bebe and I can eat in a week (RadioMan hates bananas with a fiery passion). The beauty of this is banana bread, which is probably why I still don't really count the bananas in the bunch...I just pick up the prettiest ones and see where we end up.This time we had four left over - the perfect amount for banana muffins! - even if they did turn out a little flat. lol they taste great, even…
  • #TastyTuesday - Brainstorming Recipes

    30 Sep 2014 | 6:12 am
    Every fall my RWA chapter meets up for a brainstorming and writing retreat. From Thursday thru Sunday morning we are writing, laughing, eating and brainstorming fiends. The general rule at Brainstorming is this: what happens at brainstorming stays at brainstorming. Which is good because when you get 15 women together for an all girls weekend things can get...well, a little bit crazy.Friday morning we woke up to all these seagulls on our dock. We're not sure why they chose our dock because we didn't feed them but for nearly the entire morning they sat facing south(ish) in little lines.Saturday…
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    Ryshia Kennie

  • New Release - Legacy of Fear

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

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

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

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

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

  • There's No Place Like Home

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

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

    20 Oct 2014 | 12:30 am
    The blogfest is meant to bring awareness of disease prevention and early detection regarding medical conditions that may be averted or treated if caught in the early stages. Our desire is to motivate people to go in for early screening, and if a condition is caught early and treated, then our world just became a little better place to live.The topics are wide open. You can post about a particular cause you support. Or you can share a personal or family experience that is near to your heart. What’s great about this Blogfest is you can inspire people to take care of themselves and their loved…
  • This Too Shall Pass

    17 Oct 2014 | 12:30 am
    In central Pennsylvania, we've seen the sun for about two hours this week. It didn't rain EVERY minute. Sometimes it was only a constant mist or dark gloom.. And the wind! The sun is supposed to make an appearance today. I might actually be happy to mow the grass as that will mean it has finally dried up a bit. Sorry, I'm complaining about the weather. You know you'll have to put up with my whining about the cold all winter. Anything but sunshine isn't my thing.This quote seemed appropriate for the day though I usually pick something from JRR Tolkien that has to do with writing.Darkness must…
  • Monthly Special

    14 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Busy as a bee doesn't quite describe it here in the northeast. After all, those buzzing wonders don't work all winter long. As I've started into the second year of my career as a full time writer, I find there is no 'normal' month of work. There's always something going on in the writing side of writing or on the business side of writing. Or the real life issues side of writing.Blog hops are every where. I enjoy them and find myself involved in at least one but usually more every month. Next Monday is the Survive and Thrive Bloghop. And of course the first Wednesday of every month is IWSG…
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    Cait London

  • Love Fall and Pumpkins

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

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

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

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

  • Song Therapy

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

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

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

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

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

  • Testing

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

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

    22 Oct 2014 | 1:21 pm
    Spent the am at the Chihuly Exhibit in the Denver Botanic Gardens with Mom. Wonderful! And really glad because now it's clouding over.
  • Ghost Seer Page Proofs

    22 Oct 2014 | 6:25 am
    Well, I'm fretting a little. The fabulous Rose Beetem worked on my page proofs (galleys) for me for Ghost Killer despite her crazy schedule for Mile Hi Con this weekend, I worked a little on it, then sent it off last night. THEN remembered I had to check on a scientific fact (which they got WRONG on Forever last night). So as soon as I remembered I went through the pages, caught another comment I didn't see by Rose, and now I'm just hoping the fact is fixed.
  • Gwydion Ash's story

    17 Oct 2014 | 9:15 am
    **head desk** I am BEHIND on Heart Legacy. And what comes to my mind this morning? The opening to Gwydion Ash's book, that I've been thinking about a little (and it's at least #2 down the line, after Vinni's book):*You don't speak Fam properly,* the young fox whisked it's tail at Cordata as she sat, nearly defeated, on the park bench just inside of the south gate of Druida City. She'd just had enough energy and money – gilt – to get this far. How she was going to obtain any more was a question.Her spine straightened so she sat properly as her G'Auntie had taught her as a child. Her chin…
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    Camy's Loft

  • Prelude for a Lord - names part 3 Aunt Ebena

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

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

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

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

    Camy Tang
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Congratulations to the winners of my Regency Goodies giveaway baskets:Basket 1: Stephanie L.Basket 2: Caryl K.Basket 3: Jennifer F.Basket 4: Pam B.Basket 5: Jasmine A.I've emailed all winners. You must respond within 2 weeks to claim your prize. If you don't hear from me, please do contact me through my website, Facebook, or Twitter.As for the rest of you, I know you're crying in your Yorkshire Pudding. Cheer up! Buy my book and look forward to another giveaway in December!
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    Laurie J. Edwards ~ Author, Artist, Dreamer...

  • Painting on the Canvas of Your Life

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

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

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

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

    lje1
    5 Sep 2014 | 2:48 pm
    Here’s some great advice to fit the most important things into your days,   Some of the best advice ever for becoming successful.
 
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    Astraea Press

  • AP Author Spotlight: L.E. Fred

    23 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
     L. E. Fred Blog: http://marsjaws.blogspot.comTwitter ID: @marsjawsGoodreads: http://goodreads.com/marsjawsFacebook: http://facebook.com/only.but.a.dream  Describe yourself in three words:Vivacious, determined, hilarious Tell us a little about your latest release:Lucid is a YA sci-fi fantasy about a young teenager who is transported to another world and becomes a hero. Devon Alexander is a 15 year-old teenager coping with the monotonous reality of his average life. His life receives an interesting reprieve as he has his first realistic dream of a spaceship. The…
  • RELEASE DAY: Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy "Ronan's Blood Vow"

    21 Oct 2014 | 3:15 am
      Blurb:Bare knuckles brawler Ronan O’Neill makes a living with his fists as he wanders through the American frontier. But he dreams of a home, a place to call his own. A fight in a tiny Ozarks settlement brings more than he expected and he meets a widow, Jane, who offers to tend his hurts. Without Jane, he’ll never survive but she draws upon all her skills as a healer and fey ways to keep him alive. As he burns with fever and dreams of survival, he’s struck by one thought above all others – he’s come to love this woman. As he heals, he realizes he might – after so long…
  • RELEASE DAY: Riana Lucas "Awake"

    21 Oct 2014 | 3:13 am
    Blurb:After being nearly killed at the hands of Damien, Poppy slowly regains consciousness as a prisoner of the Seelie Court. At least that’s what Poppy believes at first. She cannot help but to wonder why she is being treated so well. She has a luxurious bedroom instead of a cell in the dungeon and a hand maid by the name of Willow who is assigned only to her. To anyone else this would seem to be a perfect arrangement, but it becomes quite clear that the Queen and the entire Seelie Court has a secret. Unfortunately this is not the only problem. Poppy wakes up every morning from horrible…
  • RELEASE DAY: E.A. West "Running from Christmas"

    21 Oct 2014 | 3:11 am
    Blurb:Army veteran Alessandra Castillo just wants to be left alone. Life has been tough since her deployment in Afghanistan, and the holiday season makes it even more difficult. Unemployed and homeless, she’s currently living with her brother, who refuses to let her avoid all things social.Enter Brad Kovac, youth pastor and good friend of Alessandra’s brother. He’s tall, gorgeous, and outgoing, three things guaranteed to catch Alessandra’s interest. At least they would have caught her interest before she survived an assault by a fellow soldier. Now all she wants to do is run from him…
  • My Town in Three Photos - Kansas City

    18 Oct 2014 | 3:00 pm
    by Heather Manning 1. Kansas City is known as the city of fountains. So what better way to celebrate our baseball team, the Royals, making it to the World Series than dyeing all of our fountains Royals blue?  2. Kansas City is a city rich in its history. (Perfect for a historical author!) Its the home of President Truman, the site of a gigantic Stockyard, and much more. Here's our gorgeous, historical Union Station all dressed up for Christmas. 3. Not all of KC is historical! This town also has a surprisingly expansive theatre scene. This is our almost-brand-new Kauffman Center…
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  • Historical romances… Escape To The Pleasures Of The Past

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

    Vonda Sinclair
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:41 am
    Scotland in autumn is a wonderful place. The air is cool and fresh, the colors are vivid. The grass is still bright green in many places, but the trees are also turning. Here are some photos I took at Crathes Castle one October.Crathes CastleView out the castle window.The below photos are from the Fyvie Castle gardens the same day.Below are more October photos from different places in Scotland.GlencoeRannoch MoorA road through the Highlands.Highland cattle on Isle of Skye.Fairy GlenFairy Glen The below photos were all taken in Glencoe in late September two years ago. Click to…
  • Bound to Submit is Available Now!!

    Natasha Moore
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Just in time for Halloween!! It's release day for Bound to Submit!!! The erotic romance is now live on all your favorite vendor sites! We have a few fund-raising haunted houses around here every year. I'm always too chicken to go to them. But I had fun shutting my two characters together where they had to start working out their problems. Mason’s dark good looks and dominating personality stirred up Kelly’s forbidden fantasies, frightening her so much that she broke up with him. When she agrees to help out at the community haunted house, she never expects to be tied to a bed, playing…
  • Have You Ever Been to a Renaissance Fair? & Wolf Awareness Week Continues!

    Terry Spear
    17 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Going to a Renaissance Fair in Texas can be challenging–clothes wise.  You’re trying to dress up in period clothes and its HOT! Anyway, my son-in-law is dressing up for the first time, and I’m excited. I’m wearing cooler. :)  I just throw some stuff together. We don’t go to them enough to pay a lot of money on costumes and I had a few things from some other events I wore, so should work. It’s the fantasy theme, so that should be fun. Denali, Bolz, and Luna at fence where workers were doing somethingCurious and interested in what was going on. Food maybe? They were fed…
  • Autumn in Cataloochee

    Gwyn Brodie
    16 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Last Saturday, my husband and I drove to Cataloochee in The Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina to look at the leaf color and hopefully see elk. We weren't disappointed! I'd like to share some of my favorite photos from our visit there.ElkChurchOne Room SchoolhouseTurkeysElk DoeCaldwell House 1903FootbridgeI hope you enjoyed my photos of Cataloochee!Gwyn
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  • How About Some MALE/MALE Love ...#Gay Fiction

    21 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    CLICK ON ANY COVER TO PURCHASECrossroads, Book 1 Crossroads Revisited Crossroads Showdown Crossroads Shadowland Homoerotic Historicals Long Hard Ride Magnolia Heat Sizzle & Bang The Sin Eater's Prince
  • New Book! CHASING THE DEAD - Western Romance (Ghost)

    19 Oct 2014 | 7:30 am
    Title – Chasing the Dead, Book 1Series – Bannister BrothersAuthor – Keta DiabloGenre – Western Romance (Paranormal)Publication Date – October 17, 2014About the BookThe Apache kidnapped me to dispel an evil ghost from their village. If I tell them I don't possess the same skills my madre did, they'll cut my throat and feed me to the dogs. Celesta was the best spirit chaser in all of New Mexico before she died. The most I can hope for is that Emmett, my fiancé, will rescue me. Is he capable of such a thing? Poppy must not have thought so because he sent Deacon Bannister to save me.
  • Author Suz DeMello - Is Amazon a Threat to 1st Right Amendment??

    18 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Help me welcome Author Suz DeMello. Read her thoughts on Amazon, First Amendment Rights and tea! Is Amazon a Threat to our First Amendment rights?(@Suzdemello @MFRW_ORG #ellorascave #notchilled). Amazon is known for its ruthless business practices—it doesn’t merely squeeze competition, it strangles it until it dies.Ruthless Amazon Practices- Salon Amazon currently sells 40% of all new books sold in the USA. Their percentage of the market in ebooks is even larger—perhaps 66% according to the above-cited Salon.com article.Amazon is not only a book seller, but a publisher, and it…
  • WELCOME Author Luna Ballantyne

    17 Oct 2014 | 6:30 am
    Welcome Luna, and thanks so much for visiting today. We're thrilled to learn about your newest release FREEDOM. FREEDOM – THE SENSUAL LIAISONS SERIES BOOK ONE“She couldn’t help wonder more than a little wistfully what Pete was doing right now? Whether he was missing her or whether he too was planning on celebrating his first official night of freedom by having sex with a random stranger.”Newly divorced and after spending years trapped in a soul-less marriage, Zara Cockburn is ready for anything and intends to make full use of the naughty little kit of sex toys, lubricants and condoms…
  • Take a Walk On The Dark Side With THE SIN EATER'S PRINCE

    16 Oct 2014 | 5:11 pm
     The love of a just man who has his own darkness . . . Amazon Reviewer"Just got lost in the feeling of this dark romance. The trials of life the sin eater accepted, the love of a just man whose own darkness proved his virtue. The sexual chemistry. All around just well done. I wish there were a sequel. I love this type of work and Keta Diablo is first rate."About The Sin Eater's Prince - a Gay Fiction Vampire Novel* Vampires* Werewolves* SorceryOwen Rhys, the sin eater, has been shunned by the local villagers his entire life--except by one man…Andras Maddock, the local physician. Owen…
 
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  • Thursday Writing Quote ~ Phyllis Whitney

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

    Suzie Quint
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    This week's teaser comes from See Jane Score by Rachel Gibson. Blurb: This is Jane A little subdued. A little stubborn. A little tired of going out on blind dates with men who drive vans with sofas in the back, Jane Alcott is living the Single Girl existence in the big city. She is also leading a double life. By day, she's a reporter covering the raucous Seattle Chinooks hockey team--especially thier notorious goalie Luc Martineau. By night, she's a writer, secretly creating the scandalous adventures of "Honey Pie" . . . the magazine series that has all the men talking. See Jane Spar Luc has…
  • Thursday Writing Quote ~ Bill Johnson

    Suzie Quint
    16 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    If you’re writing a screenplay or novel, it’s your job to create a main character who will take a viewer or reader to places they want to go. Keep in mind that in life, many people feel stuck. A larger than life story character who refuses to be bound can be a real pleasure to journey with. ~ Bill Johnson
  • Tuesday Teaser ~ The Fault in Our Stars

    Suzie Quint
    14 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    The Fault in Our Stars by John Green is one of those books that's been on my radar for a while since I've read John Green before, so I figured it was time. The Blurb: Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten. Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning-author John Green’s most ambitious…
  • Why Star Wars Still Resonates

    Suzie Quint
    12 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
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  • Annnnd…Some Friday Deals

    FV Sophia
    24 Oct 2014 | 11:30 am
    Tin-Stars and Troublemakers Box Set by Patricia Rice 0.99 AMZ B&N KOBO The Visions of Ransom Lake  by Marcia Lynn McClure 1.99 AMZ B&N KOBO Fallen SEAL Legacy by Sharon Hamilton 0.99 AMZ B&N KOBO Sealing the Deal by Sandy James NOTE: This is a pre-order discount. The discount is NOT available at Amazon. I provided the link, but I don’t recommend buying there. 1.79 AMZ B&N KOBO Familiar Ground  by Michelle Lynn 0.99 AMZ B&N KOBO Highlander’s Castle by Joanne Wadsworth 0.99 AMZ B&N KOBO Breaking the Storm by Sedona Venez 0.99 AMZ B&N KOBO No Ifs, Ands,…
  • Amy’s Friday Five Fabulous Freebies For You!

    FV Sophia
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    It’s your favorite time of the week! Friday and freebie time. Enjoy! Where Their Hearts Collide by Zoe York 0.00 AMZ B&N KOBO Painted Faces by L. H. Cosway 0.00 AMZ B&N KOBO Freedom’s Son by Jayna King 0.00 AMZ B&N KOBO All About You by Joanna Mazurkiewicz 0.00 AMZ B&N KOBO Divine and Dateless by Tara West 0.00 AMZ B&N KOBO Amy’s Friday Five Fabulous Freebies For You! was first published on Fiction Vixen
  • Review: Only Enchanting by Mary Balogh

    FV Jen
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
    I have an iffy relationship with historical romance.  It has to have the perfect amount of angst and believability.  If not, it won’t hold my attention for longer than a couple of chapters.  If it does hold my attention, there is something cracky that makes me love the forbidden quality of romances played out so many years ago.  I’ve never tried Mary Balogh and this is book four in a series but I still thought I if I could find a new-to-me historical romance author I liked, then I could go back and read the first three books. The Survivors’ Club: Six men and one…
  • See What’s On Sale!

    FV Sophia
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:30 am
    Home Run by Bernadette Marie Love at Absolute Zero by Christopher Meeks 0.99 AMZ B&N KOBO 0.99 AMZ B&N KOBO Claimed by the Marine by Dez Burke Relatively Famous by Heather Leigh 0.99 AMZ B&N KOBO 0.99 AMZ B&N KOBO The Last Good Man by Kathleen Eagle The Worth Series Boxed Set by Mara Jacobs 1.99 AMZ B&N KOBO 0.99 AMZ B&N KOBO Relentless Rhythm by Michelle Mankin Less Than Nothing by R.E. Blake 0.99 AMZ B&N KOBO 0.99 AMZ B&N KOBO   I found these bargains at Amazon (US). I’ve included search links for BN and Kobo, however all books and/or pricing may…
  • Review: Made For You by Lauren Layne

    FV Jen
    23 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Something squeezed in Brynn’s chest.  “I just…I thought I’d be engaged by now.” There. She’d said it. And she knew how it sounded.  She’d practically delivered a death blow to feminism.  Modern women didn’t need a husband.  Brynn didn’t need a husband. Except….it was on her plan.  And what was the point of having a plan if you didn’t stick to it? Oh Brynn…Brynn, Brynn, Brynn.  After reading Sophie and Gray’s book, Only With You, I knew Brynn was going to be an interesting one.  She is tight, rigid and…
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  • Night of a Thousand Stars by Deanna Raybourn Blog Tour!

    Cristal | Book Addict
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:30 am
    Thank you for stopping by my leg of the Night of a Thousand Stars by Deanna Raybourn Blog Tour! I was so excited to read this book. I hope my review piques your interest and you like the book if you read it.  Click the banner above to follow the rest of the tour!Publication: September 30, 2014Publisher: Harlequin MIRASource: ThePublisher on behalf of this tour.New York Times bestselling author Deanna Raybourn returns with a Jazz Age tale of grand adventure On the verge of a stilted life as an aristocrat's wife, Poppy Hammond does the only sensible thing—she flees the chapel in her…
  • Frozen (Heart of Dread #1) by Melissa De La Cruz, and Michael Johnston

    Cristal | Book Addict
    15 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Publication: September 17, 2013Publisher: Putnam JuvenileSource: PublisherFrom New York Times bestselling author Melissa de la Cruz and Michael Johnston comes this remarkable first book in a spellbinding new series about the dawn of a new kind of magic.Welcome to New Vegas, a city once covered in bling, now blanketed in ice. Like much of the destroyed planet, the place knows only one temperature—freezing. But some things never change. The diamond in the ice desert is still a 24-hour hedonistic playground and nothing keeps the crowds away from the casino floors, never mind the rumors about…
  • Waiting of Wednesday #39

    Cristal | Book Addict
    14 Oct 2014 | 10:33 pm
    Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine. The goal is to spotlight upcoming books that I am super excited for.This week I am waiting on The Conspiracy of Us by Maggie Hall.Publication: January 13, 2015Publisher: Putnam JuvenileTo fight her destiny as the missing heir to a powerful and dangerous secret society, sixteen-year-old Avery West must solve an ancient puzzle in a deadly race across Europe. Forbidden love and code-breaking, masked balls and explosions, destiny and dark secrets collide in this romantic thriller, in the vein of a YA DaVinci Code.Avery West's…
  • Trust Me, I’m Lying by Mary Elizabeth Summer Blog Tour

    Cristal | Book Addict
    14 Oct 2014 | 9:02 am
    Thank you for joining me on my stop of the Trust Me, I’m Lying Blog Tour! Make sure to enter the giveaway below and to follow the rest of the tour, click the banner above or at the bottom. Publication: October 14, 2014Publisher: Delacorte PressSource: Author/PublisherFans of Ally Carter, especially her Heist Society readers, will love this teen mystery/thriller with sarcastic wit, a hint of romance, and Ocean’s Eleven–inspired action.Julep Dupree tells lies. A lot of them. She’s a con artist, a master of disguise, and a sophomore at Chicago’s swanky St. Agatha High, where her…
  • The Red Wolf’s Prize (Medieval Warriors #1) by Regan Walker Blog Tour!

    Cristal | Book Addict
    13 Oct 2014 | 11:49 am
    Thanks for checking out my top on The Red Wolf’s Prize Blog Tour! To follow the rest of the tour make sure to click the tour banner above. Publication: September 29, 2014Publisher: Regan WalkerSource: HF Virtual Book ToursHE WOULD NOT BE DENIED HIS PRIZESir Renaud de Pierrepont, the Norman knight known as the Red Wolf for the beast he slayed with his bare hands, hoped to gain lands with his sword. A year after the Conquest, King William rewards his favored knight with Talisand, the lands of an English thegn slain at Hastings, and orders him to wed the heiress that goes with them, Lady…
 
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