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  • Tuesday Teaser ~ Missing You

    Falling In Love With Romance
    Suzie Quint
    11 May 2015 | 11:22 pm
    I'm an avid reader of Harlan Coben's books, so of course, the second I laid my hands on Missing You, I knew it would be next up. Blurb: Surfing an online dating site, NYPD detective Kat Donovan feels her whole world explode. Staring back at her is her ex-fiancé, the man who shattered her heart—and whom she hasn’t seen in eighteen years. But when Kat reaches out to the man in the profile, an unspeakable conspiracy comes to light. As Kat begins to investigate, her feelings are challenged about everyone she’s ever loved—even her father, whose cruel murder so long ago has never been…
  • Runnin’ Up That Hill

    Cynthia Harrison
    Cynthia Harrison
    15 May 2015 | 5:48 am
    Maybe I’m morbid but I have a habit of thinking doomsday scenarios whenever the slightest hiccup happens in my life. For example the latest episode with my knee buckling and me not being able to walk or stand or wear most of my shoes or practice yoga or dance. My favorite dance is the Twist and I just know my twisted knee would not like it. I sigh to think that the Twist may be firmly in my past. So that would be the doomsday version. To never do any of those things again. There are other things that are worse than temporarily losing the use of a leg. Losing the use of both legs.
  • The Plotting Trail

    Cait London
    22 Apr 2015 | 9:55 am
    Check out:Return to Fairy CoveSeason of Truth Silence the WhispersSleepless in Montana When Night Falls Hidden SecretsStart Here on The Plotting Trail: If you haven’t read Dwight Swain’s Techniques of the Selling Writer, you just must. It’s not just another how-to, but is the foundation of many other how-tos. If you write fiction, you need Swain's book. I’ve studied this book repeatedly and find some new inspiration each time.But moving on to my 30-yr experience in Plotting: When I first started trying to sell, I soon discovered two things: 1.)   Publishers bought me for my…
  • Upcoming Books I Can't Wait For

    Love with a Shot of Adrenaline
    12 Apr 2015 | 10:21 am
    I ended up judging two published contests (the Prism and the Daphne) at the same time, so I have 8 books to read by May 15. And I have... *counts* ...57 titles on my Kindle I haven't read yet. (OMG, I should haven't counted!) AND there are a couple dozen paperbacks on the shelf in my bedroom.And still, I can't WAIT for a bunch of new books that aren't due to be released for weeks or even months. Here's a sampling:Go Ahead, Make My Bouquet by Misty SimonRelease Date May 22, 2015Okay, I confess, I got to read this one already. :) It's a great contemporary romance set in the same small town as…
  • Top 10 #MadeForTVHoliday Movies

    Sonja Foust
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:59 pm
    This year, I decided to embark upon a special Christmas journey… Holiday goal: Watch every ass-tastic holiday made-for-TV movie available for streaming on Netflix. Ready, set, go. — Sonja Foust (@SonjaFoust) November 22, 2014 And I came away from my first few viewings with a life lesson and a hashtag. So far have learned I must: Be named Holly, be kind and good, and own a white winter coat with matching scarf and hat. #madeForTVHoliday — Sonja Foust (@SonjaFoust) November 23, 2014 Since it’s a week before Christmas, I thought I should share my reviews in case you want to get…
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  • #TBT: How I Met My Countess

    21 May 2015 | 7:25 am
    Moving along to the next installment of my #TBT look the Bachelor Chronicles series (in advance of the June 2nd release of Mad About the Major), this week we are going to look at How I Met My Countess. Opening up what I think of as the last third of the Bachelor Chronicles is a trio of books about the Widows Standon. The idea for the book came from Love Letters of a Duke, where the hero laments having these warring dowagers from the previous heirs driving him crazy. I wondered about these three and then came up with the idea that all three had married very young and not really all that…
  • RT Kindle Winner

    18 May 2015 | 8:25 am
    If you were at RT and entered the
  • TBT: Confessions v. Memoirs

    14 May 2015 | 1:08 am
    In my continuing #TBT look at my Bachelor Chronicles series (in advance of the June 2nd publication of Mad About the Major), today’s smack down is more of a cover standoff: Confessions of a Little Black Dress v. Memoirs of a Scandalous Red Dress. A little background might be in order–after writing Love Letters from a Duke, Avon asked me to come up with a title that had the same sort of communication theme. I absolutely wracked my brain trying to find a “Letters” sort of title for Tally’s book. And then, driving down the highway one morning on the way to take my…
  • Romantic Times, Here I Come!

    11 May 2015 | 12:46 pm
    I’m off to the Romantic Times Booklovers Convention this week, and I wanted to make sure anyone who is attending will be able to track me down. So here is my schedule: Thursday: 8:30-9:45 am A Military Tribute While this is a private event, it is actually open to anyone–especially those with ties to the military. I am truly honored to be included. You can get a free ticket at the link above. 11:15-12:15 A Texas Homecoming Craft-Along with Avon Books I’ll be heading up a crafting table and helping my crew create all kinds of fun. Join me and be ready to compete! 2:30-3:30 pm…
  • Rake v. Duke Winner

    4 May 2015 | 9:38 am
    Thanks to everyone who posted last week in my Throwback Thursday Bachelor Chronicles smackdown, This Rake of Mine v. Love Letters from a Duke. The winner is: Congratulations to Annette Naish! And watch for this Thursday’s Throwback and giveaway when we do another Bachelor Chronicles challenge: Confessions of a Little Black Gown v. Memoirs of a Scandalous Red Dress.
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  • Happy Memorial Day

    24 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
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    23 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
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  • Sexy Fail Saturday (Memorial Day edition)

    22 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
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  • a Friday Funny

    21 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    This week’s normal Friday Funnies are interrupted by what is simply the BEST. THING. EVER!!! It is beyond funny.  I couldn’t love it more if it were Darling Dean naked & gift-wrapped at my front door.  Tell me you can watch this without laughing your ass off & dancing along, all at the same time!    The post a Friday Funny appeared first on
  • season enders (part 1)

    20 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Feel like talking about TV again? A lot of shows are wrapping up for the season now, & there are some things to be excited about…& some things to be upset about.  Here are my thoughts, & you should feel free to add yours!  ***WARNING:  Not only may, but does include SPOILERS*** Secrets & Lies — Boy was this one a huge clunker.   I loved this show so much every single week…right up to the last one.  It was intense & compelling, & kept me on the edge of my seat.  As soon as one episode ended, I couldn’t wait to see what happened in the…
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  • The Mice are back!

    24 May 2015 | 6:41 am
    Roland Garros has started today and I'm watching selected matches courtesy of UK ITV 4 relayed here to France. Technology is wonderful!The weather is still not brilliant. We get snatches of sunshine and relax but then it clouds over again. I saw a deer in the field yesterday, around midday, no less. We both saw a fox running across the road as we walked Tim, and DH was startled by the appearance of a mouse almost in front of his nose as he sat at the big desk! The little blighters have had a go at breaking into Tim's sack of biscuits so we've put half in a red metal container - I think it is…
  • Hay Fever

    19 May 2015 | 12:55 am
    A brilliant sunny day yesterday, so not much work was done, but I did get a wash load dried, ironed and put away. There's not much work involved in putting  a washing machine on, and apart from that, we downed tools and soaked up the sunshine. Today it is me who has the odd problem - one of my eyes has swelled. Not the eye but the socket and lid. It's either a reaction to pollen, of which there is a lot drifting about on the wind, or some tiny insect has bitten me.I shall be relieved when the farmer has cut all his hay because only then will my nose stop prickling and filling up. In…
  • Third Day

    16 May 2015 | 10:38 am
    Tim has survived his cut foot and had the time of his life today when two  farm dogs? - local dogs? turned up and played with him and in the river at the bottom of the garden. They stayed all afternoon and tonight he's flat out asleep.It's good for him to socialise and it was interesting to watch him go from aggressive Get-off-my-patch to hesitant-can-we-play to full on play. We cut some more grass  and pulled up a few weeds from the patio while all this doggy fun went on..Yesterday was dh's birthday and I promised him I'd cook. I did, but it was a disaster.  Isn't that…
  • First Day

    15 May 2015 | 12:52 am
    Our first full day at the mill was hot and sunny, and in spite of promising ourselves a quiet day after the long two day journey cooped up in the car, what do you think we did? DH got out the mini tractor and began cutting the grass while I unpacked and gave Tim several walks around the fields. I got involved in rescuing plant pots hidden in the long grass then divesting them of the slugs and snails that infested them. Both creatures are so much bigger than than the ones in my garden back home!Then Tim ran over what turned out to be the base of a broken bottle in the long grass around the end…
  • Hatfield Forest

    14 May 2015 | 3:02 am
    A brief entry to say we have reached our destination - I am now en France and endeavouring to think in another language. We enjoyed a halt at  Hatfied Forest on the way down. So close to Stansted on the M11 yet it is a world away from the busy 21st century. We spent three quarters of an hour there with Tim off the lead and racing through the buttercups. We're lucky that though he loves to run, he never runs far from me and his recall is good. We'll certainly stop there on the way back from France. It's a medieval hunting forest now looked after by the National Trust.We have the chairs…
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  • Promo Fail

    Jenna Bayley-Burke
    11 May 2015 | 1:31 pm
    My post office says strike anywhere matches cannot be shipped, and TSA won't allow them on the plane. Confused as to how USPS got them to my house if I cant ship them in the SAME box. Just One Spark matchboxes at RT. Now to figure out where to ground ship them to so I'll have them for the book signing at RWA in NYC.
  • Early Reviews

    Jenna Bayley-Burke
    23 Apr 2015 | 12:40 pm
    Two months until Anything For A Cowboy releases, and reviews have already started! I'm so excited for this one, especially because I get to share the release (and anthology) with my girls Donna Alward and Sarah M Anderson. Plus, there is even a website. Can you feel my love for this whole thing?"This is a cute romance which I really enjoyed" - Cariad Books"An incredible read. Don’t miss it!" - Night Owl Reviews, Top Pick
  • Garth Brooks Concert!

    Jenna Bayley-Burke
    17 Apr 2015 | 12:51 pm
    When I saw a post on Facebook for free Garth Brooks tickets to the sold-out show, I was looking for the punch line. These tickets were offered up by a friend I've known forever, with the caveat that the seats were terrible. But there were two things that made that not matter - FREE and Garth Brooks. Even better, by college bestie would be in town. It was one of those rare events when everything seemed to go well. We found other friends on the train on the way to the concert. The tickets worked (you never know). And the tickets weren't just terrible, they were comically bad. three rows from…
  • Sneak Peaks

    Jenna Bayley-Burke
    20 Mar 2015 | 12:33 pm
    USA Today did a sneak peak of the Not My 1st Rodeo series. They gave excerpts from all three stories ::
  • Throwback Thursday

    Jenna Bayley-Burke
    19 Mar 2015 | 10:24 am
    Whenever a box of my books arrives, I try to get my kids to pose for a pic I can send to friends. This used to be easy for me and exciting for them. They'd get into it and give me super smile faces and they were tiny and cute and I just loved it.Now, the big one is so far over it I'm not sure he'll even agree to be in the next one. The middle one is more interested in making faces than taking good photos. And the small one? She has never sat still long enough to take a photo that isn't blurred.It's really too bad for them. I don't plan on giving up the tradition. Even if they give me sullen…
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    Joely Sue Burkhart

  • My Tooth – One Week Later

    23 May 2015 | 8:36 pm
    Checking back with an update on how my tooth is doing. It’s a little hard to tell if the nerve pain is completely gone because of the weather and my allergies. The pollen counts have been very high in the area, and so I’ve had a lot of sinus pressure and headache that makes my face hurt. However, it’s both sides, not just my right, so I don’t think it has anything to do with the tooth itself. I quit drinking the eggshells in my smoothie a few days ago too. There’s a bit of an odor (boiled egg smell) and it makes it hard to drink it day after day. I’ve also…
  • My Crazy Tooth Saga

    19 May 2015 | 7:29 pm
    My family thinks I’m a quack. Disclaimer: I’m not a doctor or dentist and this is only my personal experience. I haven’t had many good experiences with doctors or dentists. Generally, I’m of the opinion that they’re going to make recommendations based on the all mighty dollar–theirs, of course–and not what would be best for me. Especially if it means I can control my own health through nutrition or natural means and save a bundle. I’ve had some experience healing a few minor ailments naturally, like a bladder infection. I believe in the healing…
  • One Cut Deeper Roundup

    19 May 2015 | 6:02 pm
    With it being release week, there’s a lot of action going on. Instead of constantly bombarding everyone with links, I thought I’d just gather them up in one place. Reviews are coming in! “One Cut Deeper kept me guessing from start to finish. The kink aspects are not for the faint of heart, but fit the relationship between these two characters – and they are integral to suspense plot as well. This is an erotic thriller that should not be missed. It is a fantastic story with just the right blend of kink and suspense.” Romance Novel News “Do not be afraid of…
  • Deadline AND Promo Mode

    7 May 2015 | 11:14 am
    This month’s going to be pretty tricky. I have the following irons in the fire: still promoting The Billionaire’s Ink Mistress from April. Preparing for One Cut Deeper’s release on May 18th. Which means Carina promo (done) and extra blog posts for other sites (I’ve done 2 so far). One of them is really fun – KoKoKoNa helped me! AND on top of all that fun, I have a deadline for The Billionaire Grinch!  I promised it to Tera by mid-May. AND the kids are SUPER busy with school out this month.  Basketball practices and games for two kids (at least Littlest quit…
  • Comments Disabled – Edited

    27 Apr 2015 | 6:36 pm
    I HATE THE STUPID EMJOIS included with WordPress 4.2.  HATE.  Then I find out the very thing I’m disliking is a security vulnerability. So for now, I’m disabling comments. Yes, they just released a fix, but I’m still mad about the stupid emojis and I can’t figure out how to get rid of them. Even now, they’re staring at me in the below pane. Grrr.  Not cool, WordPress. Not cool. Update: 4.2.1 is out which supposedly fixes the issue. I’m going to give it time.  There’s also a plugin to disable the emojis, but I’m still seeing them below. Final…
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    Dee Carney

  • Blue Apron First Look

    Dee Carney
    24 May 2015 | 8:19 am
    Because I hate to shop, I decided to try #blueapron. For those who don’t know, the service delivers all the ingredients you need to make reasonably healthy meals each week, for about $10/serving. (Sadly, the company is in the very lazy 2015 method of explaining itself via videos instead of, yanno, words. If you want to learn more, visit the site.) I received my first delivery last week. You’re advised to start with the seafood dishes, so I started with Rice Flake-Crusted Hake. I’ve never had hake before, but I really enjoyed the taste of this meal. That being said, I felt…
  • Saturday Status: April 25, 2015

    Dee Carney
    25 Apr 2015 | 8:49 am
    What I’m Doing: I turned in the final manuscript of my werewolf series to my editor this past week. The first book has a name, TAMING HER WOLF, and the series is called FIRE CREEK SHIFTERS. I also have a cover! Can’t wait to show it to you. I sent my editor a revised synopsis a few days later and in rewriting it, boy howdy did I see how much the book changed from what I’d pitched to what I’d actually written. I should have turned around and immediately started working on the third in the VAMPIRE HUNGER series, but I’m pooped! I worked hard on Taming Her Wolf and…
  • New Release: Fairy Tale Retelling Boxed Set

    Dee Carney
    10 Feb 2015 | 3:28 pm
    Once Upon A Fairy Tale includes 11 authors with 11 fantastic fairy tale retellings. Only $0.99 for a limited time. I don’t know how long the set will be available, so snag your copy now. My story, a slight spin on Cinderella, involves a fashionista who meets a young man who disappears at midnight. Amazon: Barnes & Noble: Apple:…
  • Six Sentence Sunday

    Dee Carney
    1 Feb 2015 | 5:32 am
    Working on Fire Creek Wolves, Book 1 (Untitled) and I’m behind schedule! Ack! Deadline for this one is going to be tight as I’m still learning my hero and heroine. But at least I have a good idea of what Chris “Brick” Preston looks like. Although he doesn’t have a beard, like the guy in this link, this is a damned good representation. Click here for Brick on Pinterest. He lowered his face toward hers again, capturing anything else she might have said. The magic rushed back in, inciting his passion and hunger. His teeth gently nipped at the plump fullness of her…
  • Saturday Status: January 17, 2015

    Dee Carney
    17 Jan 2015 | 11:23 am
    What I’m doing: I just turned in a fairy tale retelling for a boxed set a couple days ago. The high level concept for it would be, “Cinderella meets The Devil Wears Prada.” The set will release early next month. More news as it becomes available. (On that note, make sure to sign up for my new release newsletter when you want to know about my releases: ) I’m currently writing Fire Creek Wolves, Book 1 (still no title on it–but that’s nothing new to my process. lol) 16K words into it and the heroine finally reveals her backstory. :/…
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    Mina Carter

  • Freebie Friday

    Maria Connor
    22 May 2015 | 12:49 pm
    It’s that time of week again…Freebie Friday!! As always, these prices (FREE) were correct at time of posting but PLEASE check before you click!!    
  • Freebie Friday

    Maria Connor
    15 May 2015 | 2:53 pm
    It’s that time of week again…Freebie Friday!! As always, these prices (FREE) were correct at time of posting but PLEASE check before you click!!  
  • Enforcer’s Heart Release Contest!

    12 May 2015 | 10:35 am
    What’s worse than getting bitten by a werewolf? Not taking your anti-furball pills and then getting bitten by a werewolf. Which, FYI, sucks. Amazon | B&N | iBooks Enter for a chance to win signed books and a mystery swag envelope! a Rafflecopter giveaway
  • New release! Enforcer’s Heart is now LIVE!

    12 May 2015 | 7:52 am
    What’s worse than getting bitten by a werewolf? Not taking your anti-furball pills and then getting bitten by a werewolf. Which, FYI, sucks. Called to investigate a midnight break in, Detective Carla ‘Ce’ Callahan doesn’t expect to come face to snout with a pissed off werewolf. And she’s all outta silver bullets. But hey, she still manages to hold her ...
  • Freebie Friday

    Maria Connor
    8 May 2015 | 11:48 am
    It’s that time of week again…Freebie Friday!! As always, these prices (FREE) were correct at time of posting but PLEASE check before you click!!  
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    Delilah Devlin » Blog

  • Lest We Forget…

    25 May 2015 | 5:38 am
    Happy Memorial Day! I hope everyone enjoys the day with family and good food! But before you eat, how about thinking of the fallen soldiers, sailors, and airmen the day is meant to honor… Delilah Devlin US Army in her former life
  • Coleen Kwan: ALL WORK AND NO PLAY – Romance in the office

    25 May 2015 | 5:33 am
    Have you ever had a co-worker who pushed all your buttons? What if, despite that, you couldn’t help lusting after him? That’s the dilemma facing Anna Reynolds when she’s forced to work with Giles St Clair. Anna has worked damned hard to earn her recent promotion, and she’s determined to meet her deadline even if she’s understaffed. But that means having to accept help from Giles, who’s rubbed her up the wrong way ever since the red carpet was rolled out for the highly sought after consultant. Giles has every man and woman swooning at his feet, but Anna can’t stand his superior…
  • Donna Michaels: Paying it forward by giving away RT author swag! (Contest)

    24 May 2015 | 5:49 am
    I had a blast at RT last week and wanted to share some of the goodies from a ton of wonderful authors I had the pleasure of meeting, because, heck, I may be an author, but I am a reader, too! This year has rocked. I can cross three things off my bucket list: Hitting the NY Times and USA Today Bestsellers lists, and meeting my idol, Jill Shalvis!! She had several panels and events at RT, but I was up in my room working on edits, so I didn’t get to meet her until the Hot Guy Bingo event she did with the wonderful Jaci Burton! They were a riot! And I am happy to say I wasn’t tongue-tied…
  • Flashback: Mutiny’s Bounty (Contest)

    23 May 2015 | 6:08 am
    If you’re from the U.S. this weekend is special—Memorial Day Weekend. It’s part somber—remembering those who gave their lives for our country; but also, because of where it sits on the calendar, it’s our beginning of the summer celebration! So while some of you are traveling this weekend, and others are gearing up to head to the lake, expecting company, etc., I’ll be here writing. It won’t be easy. Our pool is repaired (new liner). Sure, the water’s likely too cold for me to stay in long, but the thought of all that sunshine and sparkling water…
  • Marianne Knightly: Why Do I Love Royals? Let Me Count the Ways

    22 May 2015 | 4:48 am
    I admit it. My name is Marianne and I am a royalophile. I love reading about the royal families still out there today (particularly British royalty), and hearing what’s going on in their lives. I may or may not have (ahem – did – ahem) surreptitiously watched Prince George’s debut live at my day job while I should have been doing something else. I’m very lucky Princess Charlotte was born on a weekend (though I was very distracted on the Monday after waiting for news of her official name). My love of royals has now extended into my writing life, as my newest…
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    HelenKay Dimon » blog

  • Upcoming Release

    19 May 2015 | 6:28 am
    I have two romantic suspense books coming out over the next few weeks. First, let’s talk about FALLING HARD, the second single title in my Bad Boys Undercover series from Avon. Weston Brown is a big, quiet retired Marine. He’s practical and dedicated to the team. He’s the guy they send in to get the job done without any fuss. This time the “job” is to track down Lexi Palmer and get her out of Pakistan. She’s been working in a clinic near the base of K2 and has seen some things she shouldn’t, so it’s safer for her to get out of the country. But…
  • New Release!

    21 Apr 2015 | 6:45 am
    It’s release day!! Today TAKEN comes out. This is a male/male novella in the Holton Woods erotic romance series. Eli and Wade are tough, ornery, smart and lethal. They’re also dedicated to each other…but their relationship has never run smoothly and that continues in TAKEN. Known for her “emotional, sexy and smart” stories, now, HelenKay Dimon presents a bold new novella that takes readers to the edge… Wade Royer and Elijah Sterling are on shaky ground. While initially reluctant Eli is finally ready to take things to the next level, Wade is hesitant. He senses trouble…
  • Sale!!

    14 Apr 2015 | 6:13 am
    PLAYING DIRTY is on sale! You can buy the digital version at Amazon and Barnes & Noble for the awesome price of $1.99!!! Amazon Barnes & Noble
  • New Release!

    9 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    It’s release day!!! CHAIN OF COMMAND is out!!! A dirty-talking retired marine spec ops hero, plus a no-nonsense, down-to-earth heroine, then add in a fight over a broken promise and sexy times. How can you resist that? Well, if you think you can let me try to lure you with this: as of the time I’m writing this Amazon has the book on sale for $2.99, so that’s about 80,000 words for under $3 – deal! It’s $3.99 everywhere else, which is still a really good price. “Chain of Command is a winner…” – USA Today, Happy Ever After blog Retired…
  • A Chit Chat

    28 Jan 2015 | 10:29 am
    I got together with good friend Jill Shalvis and had a little chat about alpha heroes over at USA Today’s Happily Ever After blog. You can check it out HERE.
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    Kate Davies Blogs!

  • Man Crush Monday - Mehcad Brooks

    16 May 2015 | 8:40 pm
    Because I've already got a huge crush on his Jimmy Olsen in the new Supergirl, and the show doesn't even start airing until November. 
  • Video of the Day - 50 Shades of Gray Honest Trailer

    6 May 2015 | 9:14 am
    I love these videos.
  • Book BIN Tuesday - Signal Boost

    5 May 2015 | 8:55 am
    When technology stopped working, the world as they knew it ended. In a secluded cabin, John and his loved ones have survived. He should feel grateful. But his family is in his face 24/7, he has to watch his best friend, Arden, and brother, Gabriel, flaunt their love, and as a techie in a Luddite world he's pretty much useless. The cabin is brimming with people, but he feels utterly
  • Video Of The Week - Wells Fargo Ad

    29 Apr 2015 | 6:23 am
    Because my mom was a sign language interpreter. think I have something in my eye. 
  • Book BIN Tuesday - Fallen Embers

    21 Apr 2015 | 6:16 am
    There's a thin line between blood and madness. Children of Night, Book 5 Early Twelfth Century. When the half-civilized Conrad Quintano stumbles upon a stacked battle on an isolated beach, his first instinct is to walk away. What does he care if a bunch of worthless vampires kill each other? But a dying ember of chivalry compels him to rescue the pretty female vampire in distress—radically
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    Margaret Daley

  • This Week Ronie Kendig and Patricia Johns with Giveaways

    Margaret Daley
    25 May 2015 | 12:00 am
    Congratulations to Angela for winning Winnie Griggs’ Second Chance Hero and to Jacque for winning Richard Mabry‘s Fatal Trauma This week I’m hosting Ronie Kendig with Falcon (worldwide) and Patricia Johns with A Firefighter’s Promise (North America 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
  • Hero Interview from Fatal Trauma by Richard Mabry with a Giveaway

    Margaret Daley
    21 May 2015 | 12:00 am
    This week I’m hosting Winnie Griggs with Second Chance Hero(worldwide) and Richard Mabry with Fatal Trauma (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 The drawings end Sunday (May 24th) evening Interview with the hero from Fatal Trauma by Richard Mabry: 1. Dr. Mark Baker, tell me the most interesting thing…
  • Hero Interview from Second Chance Hero by Winnie Griggs with a Giveaway

    Margaret Daley
    20 May 2015 | 12:00 am
    This week I’m hosting Winnie Griggs with Second Chance Hero(worldwide) and Richard Mabry with Fatal Trauma (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 The drawings end Sunday (May 24th) evening   Interview with the hero from Second Chance Hero by Winnie Griggs: 1. Nate Cooper, tell me the most…
  • This Week Winnie Griggs and Richard Mabry with Giveaways

    Margaret Daley
    18 May 2015 | 12:00 am
    Congratulations to Cindy for winning Lorraine Beatty’s Bachelor to the Rescue (plus His Small-Town Family) and to Kristen for winning Anne Greene‘s Angel with Steel Wings! This week I’m hosting Winnie Griggs with Second Chance Hero (worldwide) and Richard Mabry with Fatal Trauma (US only). If you want to enter the drawings for the books, please leave a comment on your post with your email address. I will not enter you without an email address (my way to contact you if you win). If you don’t want to leave an email address, another way you can enter is to email me at…
  • Heroine Interview from Angel with Steel Wings by Anne Greene with a Giveaway

    Margaret Daley
    14 May 2015 | 12:00 am
    This week I’m hosting Lorraine Beatty with Bachelor to the Rescue (Bachelor to the Rescue plus His Small-Town Family US only) and Anne Greene with Angel with Steel Wings (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 The drawings end Sunday (May 17th) evening.   Interview with the heroine from Angel with Steel…
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    Monique DeVere

  • Focusing On Category #Romance #Blog

    19 May 2015 | 5:46 am
    For a while, I've wanted to target Harlequin's Blaze line. I don't know what stopped me. Perhaps the time wasn't right, or maybe it was the friend who told me Blaze was looking for dark stories a while back. Whatever prevented me from trying seemed to have passed when I heard about the #BlazeBlitz submission call just a few days before the closing date in March this year. I knew it was time to finally focus my attention on this line. Blaze seems to have changed once again. Where they were looking for dark stories, they now seem to have left such tales behind and are publishing lighter stuff.
  • Read 3 of Monique DeVere's books for FREE with Amazon Prime & Amazon Unlimited #Romance #Readers

    27 Feb 2015 | 12:48 am
    Read for FREE with Amazon Unlimited in Europe and Amazon Prime in the USA.ZACH'S REBOUND GIRL        ETHAN'S TEMPORARY FLING &YOU DON'T GET JOE! FREE with Amazon Unlimited in Europe and Amazon Prime in the USAVisit HEREAnd HEREImage used thanks to &iosphere
  • Monique DeVere is over @ #MFRWorg speaking about On-The-Nose Dialogue & how to avoid it #WriteTip #Writers

    26 Feb 2015 | 12:43 am
    Today I'm over at MFRW talking about On The Nose dialogue and how fiction writers can avoid this writing trap.If you're interested in finding out more about on-the-nose dialogue, please pop over to MFRW and say hello! Click HERE to go to my On-The-Nose post.
  • Monique DeVere Has Joined The Team at To Produce a Monthly Column of Writing Tips

    26 Jan 2015 | 6:10 am
    A few weeks ago I mentioned on Facebook that I'd been head-hunted to write a monthly blog column. I am now excited to say my first column is up!  Hook Me, Baby! You Have A Great Opening Hook, but Then What? I am truly honoured to join the team at MFRW. My column is in the area of writing tips to advance your writing, which goes out on the 26th of each month. The column is called Level-Up With Monique DeVere (tips to take your writing to the next level). I hope you'll take a moment to pop over and check it out. Please leave a comment so I know you stopped by:…
  • Happy New Year

    3 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    After a year of I can't even begin to tell you about my year! Needless to say, I'm thrilled 2014 is over, and I'm totally looking forward to getting into 2015. I expect it wasn't surprising that by the end of 2014, my body had finally decided to step in and give me a break. I got sick around mid-November and ended up battling one bug after the other. In the end, I caught flu--I've never had flu in my life! But I caught it just before Christmas and it floored me. I'm still not 100% yet, but I'm feeling far more ready to take on the world.I had high hopes for getting out…
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    Love with a Shot of Adrenaline

  • Drowning in Darkness

    22 May 2015 | 2:30 pm
    I have never (or at least for a decade or two) gone for darkness in my entertainment. I tend to prefer light paranormal and romantic adventure over dark paranormal romances or urban fantasy or suspense. My husband can't drag me unconscious to a horror movie. And when I tried watching Daredevil on Netflix recently, I couldn't watch past the episode where the bad guy decapitated someone by bashing a car door against his head. For, like, 5 minutes.Lately, though, I've gotten myself into some pretty dark stuff. Like iZombie. It didn't start out dark. I mean, as far as zombie fiction goes, it…
  • Upcoming Books I Can't Wait For

    12 Apr 2015 | 10:21 am
    I ended up judging two published contests (the Prism and the Daphne) at the same time, so I have 8 books to read by May 15. And I have... *counts* ...57 titles on my Kindle I haven't read yet. (OMG, I should haven't counted!) AND there are a couple dozen paperbacks on the shelf in my bedroom.And still, I can't WAIT for a bunch of new books that aren't due to be released for weeks or even months. Here's a sampling:Go Ahead, Make My Bouquet by Misty SimonRelease Date May 22, 2015Okay, I confess, I got to read this one already. :) It's a great contemporary romance set in the same small town as…
  • Greatness in Customer Service: Hulu and, Believe It or Not, American Airlines

    2 Apr 2015 | 1:29 pm
    Okay, so I probably just had the best customer service experience ever.Back in December, I subscribed to Hulu Plus so I could watch the end of Selfie. Once the last episode aired (so sad!), I canceled my subscription. Or so I thought.I clicked the cancel button, and confirmed I wanted to cancel, and then they have this cute little video telling you that you don't want to cancel. Down to the right, where the eye doesn't naturally fall (trust me, I learned about the Z-pattern thing working at an ad agency), was a check box you had to click to say yeah, I still want to cancel. Until that box is…
  • Unretouched Last Man Monkeys Male Draw New Releases and FREE Books

    15 Mar 2015 | 1:10 pm
    I couldn't come up with a good title that hinted at the content of this post so I just kind of mashed it together. So here's a preview:1. Unretouched Photos2. Last Man on Earth3. 12 Monkeys4. Why I Follow More Male Celebrities on Social Media5. New Releases and Two Free BooksUnretouched PhotosI was just reading a short piece in Entertainment Weekly that analyzed all the unsavory reasons "we" clicked on unretouched celebrity photographs and used that for brief commentary on the (mostly) awful state of our society.Why can't we just click because we're curious?I didn't actually click on…
  • FREE Tiny Treats, Renegade, and Computer Shopping

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

  • DEAL WITH THE DEVIL – Available for Pre-Order

    Cynthia Eden
    14 May 2015 | 11:11 am
    DEAL WITH THE DEVIL (Pate’s story) is now available for pre-order at Amazon (soon, it will be up at all ebook retailers!): Eric Pate is used to making his own rules—as the director of the PARA Unit, he is the boss.  Everyone rushes to obey his commands, and no one knows his secrets. No one ever gets too close to him. But then he meetsher. Ella Lancaster is tired of being a prisoner.  She escaped one hell just to find herself in another, but Eric doesn’t consider her containment with his agents as punishment. He actually thinks it is a form of protection. But Eric is so very wrong.
  • Newsletter Winner

    Cynthia Eden
    4 May 2015 | 6:52 am
    The winner of our recent newsletter giveaway is…Eileen Robinson! Congrats, Eileen!! I sent you an email with prize claim information.    

    Cynthia Eden
    1 May 2015 | 4:24 pm
    The SWEET DREAMS anthology is available now! I am so happy to be participating in this wonderful anthology–all of the proceeds from the sale of this anthology will go to the Diabetes Research Foundation.  So for $9.99, you’ll get thirteen brand new stories from best-selling authors, AND you will be donating to a wonderful cause. It’s win, win!   Here’s the info on the anthology…   Make a difference while you read! All proceeds from the sale of Sweet Dreams will be donated to the Diabetes Research Institute via Brenda Novak’s Online Auction for…
  • TWISTED – Available now!

    Cynthia Eden
    28 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
      Today is the official release day for TWISTED! TWISTED is the second book in my dark and sexy LOST romantic suspense series–a series about agents who search to find the missing. This book can be read as a complete stand-alone (that’s the way I’m writing all of the books in this series). I LOVED writing the heroine of TWISTED–Emma Castille is a tough, street smart woman who plays by her own rules. She is more than a match for the hero of the tale, LOST agent Dean Bannon. In fact, she blindsides him most of the time! To celebrate the release, I’ll be posting…
  • TWISTED – Out Tomorrow!!!

    Cynthia Eden
    27 Apr 2015 | 7:55 am
    Tomorrow (4/28/15) is the official release day for TWISTED!  It should be available at your favorite book store or online retailer.     Blurb: Dean Bannon comes to New Orleans for one reason only: to track down a missing sixteen-year-old girl. That’s before he meets the drop-dead gorgeous con artist who makes him want to lose his legendary control. With her past, Emma Castille doesn’t claim to be psychic. She just notices things other people don’t. Like the fear in a runaway’s eyes—or the pain in an ex-FBI agent’s heart. Her chemistry with Dean is blistering, but Emma…
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  • Geli meets her destiny...

    14 May 2015 | 5:30 pm
    Vettori's Damsel in Distress is the third in books about the Amery sisters (Elle - Tempted By Trouble; Sorrel - Anything But Vanilla) whose lives were changed forever by the arrival of an ice cream van called Rosie (and the man driving her!) Geli - who collects stray animals and went to art college - has turned down a full time job in the family business and traveled to Milan to indulge her
  • There's more ice cream on the way...

    11 May 2015 | 6:36 am
    With Elle and Sorrel happily settled and up to their eyes in ice cream and babies, Geli strikes out on her own Things don't go according to plan....
  • The Best Man and the Bridesmaid in German

    8 May 2015 | 6:07 am
    The Best Man and the Bridesmaid Julia Exklusiv Band 259  LIZ FIELDING  Flammende Eifersucht Sie und Robert, der Freund ihres Bruders? Daisy glaubt nicht, dass ihr Liebestraum sich jemals erfüllen wird. Denn der faszinierende Bankier sieht in ihr immer noch das scheue Mädchen aus Jugendtagen.… Erscheinungstag:  Fr, 22.05.2015 Bandnummer: 259 Bestellnummer: 0851150259 Seitenanzahl: 384
  • Guest Post

    2 May 2015 | 12:20 am
    I'm guest blogging with S. j. Francis today about reading, writing and my latest book, Vettori's Damsel in Distress. Do drop by and say hello. And my latest newsletter has just gone out. You can read it here - and sign up on the side bar so that you don't miss the next one!
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    24 Apr 2015 | 12:13 am
    Stormachtige ontmoeting / Liefde met slagroom Auteurs: Liz Fielding, Marion Lennox | Miniserie: Stoere papa's | Reeks: Bouquet | Boek nr: 362 | Pub.datum: 28 apr. 2015 0 review(s) | Schrijf een review Korte omschrijving De steenrijke financier Ben Logan is gewend zijn eigen boontjes te doppen - totdat hij tijdens een
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    Megan Frampton

  • Put Up Your Duke Out June 30!

    Megan Frampton
    19 May 2015 | 4:55 pm
    Yay! Put Up Your Duke, the second full-length book in the Dukes Behaving Badly series, comes out next month, on June 30th, to be precise. The hero is Smithfield, Marcus’s best friend from The Duke’s Guide to Correct Behavior. Here’s the blurb: He was once happily bedding and boxing, but in the newest Duke’s Behaving Badly novel, Nicholas Smithfield has inherited a title and a bride . . . To keep his estate afloat, the new Duke of Gage must honor an agreement to marry Lady Isabella Sawford. Stunningly beautiful, utterly tempting, she’s also a bag of wedding night…
  • Frampton Update

    Megan Frampton
    3 May 2015 | 6:39 am
    Man, that title is lame, huh? Hopefully I’m saving all my wit and cleverness for my writing. Speaking of that, I have written the first 5,000 words of the holiday novella that will be out in November–so far it’s not terrible. Put Up Your Duke comes out next month (!), and I am very excited for people to get to read that one–it is a marriage of convenience book, which I never thought I’d be able to write myself, even though I love reading them. Hopefully I succeeded, and hopefully readers will love Nicholas and Isabella like I do. Life continues to be very busy,…
  • 31 Mar 2015 | 6:27 pm

    Megan Frampton
    31 Mar 2015 | 6:27 pm
    Lots of news! 1. I finished the first draft of One-Eyed Dukes are Wild, out sometime in 2016. Yay! 2. I’ll be at the East Brunswick Barnes & Noble on April 8–details in the image here. 3. I’ll be speaking at the New England RWA Conference; the title of my talk is New Rules: How Has the Romance Novel Covenant Changed? and it takes place on Friday, April 24, at 5:30. 4. I’ll be signing copies of The Duke’s Guide to Correct Behavior the following day at the NECRWA Conference also. 5. And will be at the Romantic Times Conference?doing a variety of things. The RT…
  • Working on One-Eyed Dukes Are Wild

    Megan Frampton
    15 Mar 2015 | 7:19 am
    Hey everyone! I’ve had a bunch of new people joining the Very Sporadic Newsletter, so thank you! I will be sending a new newsletter out in a bit, depending on if I can find news that isn’t a) I’m tired, b) I’m cold, c) I’m craving salt, because that is not news. It is just life. I’m closing in on the final chapters of One-Eyed Dukes are Wild, which will be out sometime in 2016 (I forget when, I’ll update when I remember!). And after that, it’s off to writing a Christmas-themed novella, which will be out in October of this year, I believe.
  • When Good Earls Go Bad Out Now in Digital, March 3 in Print

    Megan Frampton
    11 Feb 2015 | 4:15 pm
    Hey everyone! When Good Earls Go Bad, a novella set in the Dukes Behaving Badly series, is out now–thanks to everyone who picked it up in digital. It will be out in print on March 3, and includes a peek at my next full-length novel, Put Up Your Duke. Here’s the blurb for When Good Earls Go Bad: Megan Frampton’s Dukes Behaving Badly series is back, though this time it’s an earl who’s meeting his match in a delightfully fun and sexy novella! What’s a lovely young woman doing asleep in his bed? Matthew, Earl of Selkirk, is shocked to discover it’s his…
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    Sonja Foust

  • Yard Ideas From the Wilmington Azalea Festival 2012

    25 May 2015 | 11:07 am
    I’m inside eating my feelings and dreaming of the day I will be motivated enough to make my backyard look better than shit. Here’s some inspiration from 3 years ago at the Azalea Festival in Wilmington, NC. I’ve decided I hate bird baths. They are gross and breed mosquitoes. Here’s a bird bath-as-planter alternative. Here’s an idea for a simple container. (Spiller and thriller.) I think these are pyracantha trained to grow on wires: Rosemary is super easy to grow, but I never thought of shaping it like this: If you need a little beach flair, seashells in a…
  • 34 Things You Still Won’t Know by the Time You’re 34

    5 May 2015 | 7:36 am
    On the day of my 34th birthday, I’d like to share with you that I do not have it all figured out. In that spirit, I’m sharing 34 things that still baffle me. (Here are 33 things you’ll know by the time you’re 33.) How to fold a fitted sheet. What it means to whip something into “stiff peaks.” #Adulting. All of it. How to get a baby to stop crying when you’ve already done diaper, food, nap. Why coffee makes you poop. That, no matter how many times you try it, painting your nails with white-out is never going to look good. How to highlight and contour.
  • 2014 Annual Review

    1 Jan 2015 | 1:45 pm
    In December, as a way to sort myself out of a funk, I re-examined my Getting Things Done method and made an attempt to get everything back on track with my list-keeping and regular goal reviews. I can’t tell you how much this helps me. It creates order in a world that is sometimes so not orderly, and it makes me feel empowered that I can and will do the things I want to do. In that spirit, I’m also attempting a 2014 annual review this year, inspired by Joel (a favorite blogger of mine). I’ve had a lot of downs this year, or things that felt like downs at the time, and…
  • Top 10 #MadeForTVHoliday Movies

    18 Dec 2014 | 6:59 pm
    This year, I decided to embark upon a special Christmas journey… Holiday goal: Watch every ass-tastic holiday made-for-TV movie available for streaming on Netflix. Ready, set, go. — Sonja Foust (@SonjaFoust) November 22, 2014 And I came away from my first few viewings with a life lesson and a hashtag. So far have learned I must: Be named Holly, be kind and good, and own a white winter coat with matching scarf and hat. #madeForTVHoliday — Sonja Foust (@SonjaFoust) November 23, 2014 Since it’s a week before Christmas, I thought I should share my reviews in case you want to get…
  • CrossFit Proves James Cameron Wrong

    23 Jul 2014 | 5:15 pm
    I rest my case. (Visited 298 times, 1 visits today)
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    Inside an author's mind....

  • May the 4th Be With You and other Various Fandoms

    4 May 2015 | 8:36 am
    May the 4th be with you, and live long and prosper.Okay, so that was mixing fandoms, and yes, I did it on purpose.I can't help it, I love my fandoms.Star Wars has been with me forever--since I was a kid, and saw this princess who could shoot at the bad guys and yell at the good guys when they were being dumb, and save the day if she had to.Completely changed my views on princesses, that's for sure.Then there's Star Trek, which I also love, but for completely different reasons, and 90% of those reasons are because of my dad, who loved his Star Trek. I watched Star Trek and Star Trek The Next…
  • It's That Time Again

    8 Apr 2015 | 8:02 am
    It is time.That time of year every spring that makes me absolutely nuts. And my husband as well.It's tornado season.And today, we're kicking it off with Armageddon. Or so the weathermen are claiming.We're evidently in the middle of a vortex of cold fronts and warm fronts and low pressure and all the things that make the swirling tornadoes spark and come alive later today.Me? I'm finding myself in a strange place. Not exactly sure what I should be doing.In the past, I would be backing up computer files (which I will do anyway, because that's never a bad thing), storing them on my portable hard…
  • His Velvet Touch Now Available

    17 Mar 2015 | 9:55 am
    Today His Velvet Touch is being released on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, and iTunes I am super excited about this -- I really do love this story, Harper and Chris are great. I was thrilled when they were so well received in the Taming the Alpha box set, and going back to their relationship was a complete joy. The original story didn't allow me to have all the details I wanted in the story, because of the constraints of the box set, so I've been tinkering with it to weave those things back into it before I released it.It's also the beginning of a new series of contemporary romances…
  • Saving Her Destiny Cover Reveal

    11 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    This one is so pretty! I think it's one of my all time book cover favorites.This is one I pretty much told the cover artist to "have fun." She went in a very different direction from my other books, but oh my goodness, she did an amazing job. Saving Her Destiny is coming in ebook and Print in June of 2015Pre order is available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble Sometimes the future comes knocking. Sometimes it knocks you into next week.The Mythicals, Book 1Fairy-In-Distress team member Duncan Molar’s mission is as simple as it is desperate. Find his missing best friend,…
  • Guys and Godmothers Anthology Cover Revealed

    9 Mar 2015 | 7:52 pm
    So this is the print cover for the Guys and Godmothers Anthology, containing Under His Nose and Before His Eyes in one print volume. Available in July of 2015 Just His Taste will be available in print as well, this fall... I love it, isn't it awesome? And more covers coming soon! 
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    Cynthia Harrison

  • Why We Get Fat

    Cynthia Harrison
    24 May 2015 | 7:51 am
    In April, I kicked off a six-week program of very low carb eating. My mission was two-fold. I wanted to zip my jeans again after a vacation (that happened within a week) and turn a two year “pre-diabetic” diagnosis around. After the first pre-diabetes report, I quit eating sugar. No more desserts. For me, that was huge. I love chocolate and sweets of all kinds. After the second test, one year after giving up sugar, my numbers were better, but I was still pre-diabetic. My doctor suggested cutting carbs that turn to sugar in the body. The white stuff: flour, potatoes, pasta. This…
  • Looking Anew at Desire

    Cynthia Harrison
    22 May 2015 | 5:29 am
    Danielle LaPorte knows how to work the word desire. Yes, the Buddhists are right: if we desire someone or something we cannot have, we will suffer. In another entirely different way, desire leads to liberation, fulfillment and happiness. LaPorte’s Desire Map project, with workshops and books, clarifies desire done right. It has been 21 days life-changing days since my Desire Map workshop with Laura Zera. I’ve done a lot of writing, thinking, and desire mapping. Getting clear with what I want the rest of my life to look like. Before I took this workshop, I was lost. I knew it.
  • The Truth About Single Moms

    Cynthia Harrison
    18 May 2015 | 6:39 am
    Saturday I attended a writer’s conference. I had a long-standing commitment to participate on a panel with writers Cindy LaFerle and Lynne Cobb on women’s issues. The always fabulous Cindy LaFerle moderated the panel, so all I had to do was show up and say something smart. Not easy, but I’m a woman, I’ve been through stuff, I’ve written about it plenty. I also had a spot in the bookstore, giving Luke a final push. Of all my novels, Luke’s #1 Rule has been the book closest to my heart. It’s got the most substance and I don’t just mean the various…
  • Runnin’ Up That Hill

    Cynthia Harrison
    15 May 2015 | 5:48 am
    Maybe I’m morbid but I have a habit of thinking doomsday scenarios whenever the slightest hiccup happens in my life. For example the latest episode with my knee buckling and me not being able to walk or stand or wear most of my shoes or practice yoga or dance. My favorite dance is the Twist and I just know my twisted knee would not like it. I sigh to think that the Twist may be firmly in my past. So that would be the doomsday version. To never do any of those things again. There are other things that are worse than temporarily losing the use of a leg. Losing the use of both legs.
  • Scouting Out a Scottish Star

    Cynthia Harrison
    13 May 2015 | 8:23 am
    Rosemary Gemmell makes me want to plan a trip to Scotland and follow in the fascinating footsteps of her wonderful heroine Eilidh. Read my full review of this terrific novel right here at A Woman’s Wisdom. Tagged: novels, reading, review, Robert Burns, romance, Rosemary Gemmell, Scotland
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    Kate Hardy

  • The party's over...

    25 May 2015 | 3:40 am
    The first bit, anyway! Am just about recovering from a weekend of partying. Nicki Gaskin of Select Cakes did us proud with really, really fabulous cakes (and they tasted even better than they looked - went down very well indeed) - the joint one was because archery is a dad-and-son thing, and the 18th one is - well, he's planning a PhD in chemistry so it just had to be a chemistry cake. And this is the four of us just before our posh dinner party :)
  • 18-50 party prep...

    22 May 2015 | 2:51 am
    Helium balloons, birthday banners, table confetti and extra cake fountains - tick. So tomorrow is picking up cakes, delivering one to the hotel for our posh dinner party, and shopping for the houseful-of-teenagers bbq/cakefest. Sunday is manic baking. Oh, and I have a deadline :) Good 121 this morning but forgot to press 'stop' on my workout (and the fitbit doesn't want to edit it, sigh). Rough estimate, we're looking at about 520 calories - 6m peak, 31m cardio and the rest fatburn. Righty. I have words to put down and a shopping list to double-check. Have a nice day :)(Also - new hair...)
  • M&B #66 sold...

    21 May 2015 | 12:41 am
    Yesterday was a lovely day (despite exams!) - son had a really lovely birthday. As well as giving him money, we wanted to give him something special to keep for his 18th, and it occurred to me a while back that he'd love the Isle of Lewis chess set. He was really pleased with it. And we had a nice dinner out - he enjoyed ordering his first pint, too. Thanks to everyone for the birthday wishes :) Oh, and a bit of news from me - my ed liked the revisions, so book 66 has been accepted. Medical romance - no title yet - and we think probably January next year. (Pandora bead for it will have to…
  • Happy 18th to my eldest!

    20 May 2015 | 2:44 am
    Happy 18th to Eldest Teen (well - we intend to make it happy, despite the fact that he has his two toughest exam papers today!). He's brought us a lot of joy over the last 18 years and I'm very, very proud of him - he's kind, he's thoughtful, he's bright and he definitely makes the world a better place. This is one of my fave pics of him as a toddler. Happy birthday, Chris, and may the world be your oyster.
  • Trying something different...

    18 May 2015 | 2:47 am
    Firstly, huge apologies for neglecting my blog. There just aren't enough hours in the day!What I'm going to do from today onwards is to post my Facebook status here as well. Frankly, I'm sure that my readers and my editor would all prefer me to produce stories rather than cudgel my brain to come up with something fresh and new for every single bit of social media every day - but apologies in advance if that comes across as being arrogant, uncaring or snotty. It's not. I'm a working mum of teens in the middle of exam season and milestone birthday, there's other family stuff going on which is a…
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    Captive Dreams of an Erotic Pen

  • Triolisme

    17 May 2015 | 7:35 am
    Available Now When a man loves a woman ... and another man  Rhiannon proposes an outrageous bet to her boyfriend Jesse, the outcome of which is sure to please them both in Nine Ball, Corner Pocket. In Their Harem Girl, Andrea is reading an article on spicing up ones sex life, and finds her imagination running wild when she reaches the suggestion about dress-up; will her husband and
  • Bedtime Tales, Sexy Daydreams, and Paranormal Delights

    16 May 2015 | 7:12 am
    Available Now Bedtime Tales, Sexy Daydreams, and Paranormal Delights An omnibus of over 40 erotic stories. Summer Storms and Hearts Aflame: After ten years, Jacob is finally going to get an answer to why Marci ran away after their night together. Trapped together during a summer storm - can they rekindle their love? Paradise Valley: A leisurely afternoon sun-bathing leads to a bit of
  • Procrastination for Creative Writers

    15 May 2015 | 7:27 pm
  • Black and White and Shifters All Over

    15 May 2015 | 12:20 pm
    Today was my alter ego Michelle Lee's day at the Inside Books We Love blog. My post was all about my tiny little pet peeve in shifter stories.  I love shifter stories - as should be obvious given what I tend to write.  That said, I hate it when the species humans turn in to doesn't exist. For example ... The Big Cats Well, I guess you will need to check out the post to find out which ones
  • Shifters, shifters, everywhere! (AKA Now available in print)

    11 May 2015 | 3:26 pm
    The first six stories in the ANIMAL ATTRACTION series and a combined FANGS AND FUR/TIME AFTER TIME print edition.  It's shifters, shifters, everywhere! TAMING THE WOLF: There’s always someone for everyone. Ben didn’t believe the old saying, though. Gay werewolves weren’t frequent occurrences of nature. Then Nathan turns up on his doorstep, a rogue in more ways than one - including being
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    Sara Hantz » Blog

  • Falling for Alice………….. YA Anthology!!

    Sara Hantz
    29 Apr 2015 | 4:11 pm
    Out Now: Falling For Alice YA Anthology, Celebrating 150 Years of Alice in Wonderland Denise Jaden, along with four other authors, are celebrating their unbirthday of their new Alice-in-Wonderland themed anthology with you! To celebrate these five new YA stories, she’s giving away an entire BOX of great YA fiction to one lucky winner on her blog! She’s honored to have her story among some amazing other authors, including Dawn Dalton, Shari Green, Kitty Keswick, and Cady Vance. You will love all of their stories! Here’s a little bit about the anthology… New Alice. New…
  • Presenting the fabulous Eileen Cook!!!!!

    Sara Hantz
    22 Feb 2015 | 2:33 pm
    Eileen is thrilled to announce that her book REMEMBER hits shelves February 24, 2015. About the Book: A thrilling tale about what a girl will do to get back a memory she lost…or remove what she wants to forget. Harper is used to her family being hounded by protestors. Her father runs the company that trademarked the “Memtex” procedure to wipe away sad memories, and plenty of people think it shouldn’t be legal. Then a new demonstrator crosses her path, Neil, who’s as persistent as he is hot. Not that Harper’s noticing, since she already has a boyfriend. When Harper suffers a loss,…
  • Heartbreakers Tour 2015!!!!

    Sara Hantz
    3 Feb 2015 | 2:40 pm
    Once again a group of New Adult and Young Adult authors are on their Heartbreakers Tour, checkout the participating bloggers to read all about your favourite authors and for a chance to win the grand prize. Grand Prize GIVEAWAY: one lucky winner will receive an ebook edition from each of our participating authors, as well as a $20 Amazon gift card. That’s 14 heartbreaking reads and moolah to buy more. 😉 Who can resist a heartbreaker? 2015 TOUR ROSTER Participating Authors: Eileen Cook: Remember (Simon Pulse, 2015) D.G. Driver: Passing Notes (Fire and Ice, 2015) Laurie J. Edwards:…
  • 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…
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    Amelia June

  • Love Letters: Final

    25 May 2015 | 2:26 pm
    I did it! 30 love letters in 30 days (almost). Here are the final letters: Headed to another desert #30daysloveletters #30dayschallenge A photo posted by Amelia (@deserthooker) on May 5, 2015 at 9:40am PDT To a friend. The final love letters (after a slight delay lol) #30daysloveletters #30dayschallenge A photo posted by Amelia (@deserthooker) on May 25, 2015 at 1:42pm PDT And 3 more to Postcrossing. I may actually continue my Postcrossing postcard adventures. I have received some really neat postcards in return, check it out: I’m thinking I can use them in the next challenge I’ve…
  • Love Letters 21-26

    4 May 2015 | 2:38 pm
    Entering the home stretch, thank goodness. Here’s another thing–I do struggle to do any one thing every damn day. My next challenge is going to be a yoga challenge I think, and that is not really one I can binge on every four days or so. I will really have to be disciplined. Yikes. Anyway, the letters. For the best friend and business partner in the known universe #30daysloveletters #30dayschallenge A photo posted by Amelia (@deserthooker) on Apr 30, 2015 at 10:13am PDT Day 22 #30daysloveletters #30dayschallenge A photo posted by Amelia (@deserthooker) on May 4, 2015 at 12:41pm…
  • Love Letters 13-20

    28 Apr 2015 | 1:14 pm
    This has been a rough week. And today’s for a stranger! #30daysloveletters #30dayschallenge A photo posted by Amelia (@deserthooker) on Apr 20, 2015 at 1:10pm PDT I managed to write exactly one love letter last week, this one. It is still in my purse waiting to be left somewhere. Then, I wound up in the ER (all is well) and my game got completely knocked off. So, I’ve learned a thing I sort of knew: when I’m depressed, down, stressing, emotional or otherwise not great, I withdraw. I disappear into myself. I found the idea of writing a postcard to a stranger too stressful for…
  • Love Letters 6-12

    20 Apr 2015 | 1:33 pm
    It’s a love letters update! I’m slowly pulling numbers off my wall as I knock out love letters to strangers, friends and family. Number 6: Today’s love letter is headed far away! #30daysloveletters #30dayschallenge A photo posted by Amelia (@deserthooker) on Apr 13, 2015 at 11:59am PDT I started sending love-filled postcards through Postcrossing, a website that helps you send and receive poscards all over the world! Number 7: For my youngest child #30daysloveletters #30dayschallenge A photo posted by Amelia (@deserthooker) on Apr 14, 2015 at 11:09am PDT Number 8:…
  • Love Letters 2-5

    10 Apr 2015 | 11:23 am
    So far, so good! Love letter day 2! Gonna leave it somewhere. #30dayschallenge #30daysloveletters A photo posted by Amelia (@deserthooker) on Apr 9, 2015 at 12:03pm PDT On day 2, I had a friend leave the letter somewhere random. Day 3, to an online group sending letters out. #30daysloveletters #30dayschallenge A photo posted by Amelia (@deserthooker) on Apr 10, 2015 at 11:17am PDT On day 3, I mailed a letter to Love for the Elderly (please note: I do not know much about these organizations, I’m using the “it gets where it needs to go” plan rather than doing a ton of…
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    Stephanie Julian On a Moonlit Night

  • The Magical Seduction series

    16 May 2015 | 10:19 am
    These men will make you believe in magic…The Magical Seduction series. Erotic romance has never been this enchanting.Previously published by Ellora's Cave, the Magical Seduction series has been re-edited and re-covered. If you've read the series, thank you! If you haven't what are you waiting for?  To get you started, the first book, SEDUCED BY MAGIC is free! Amazon  B&N  Kobo  Seduced in ShadowAmazon  B&N  Kobo Seduced and EnsnaredAmazon  B&N  Kobo Seduced and EnchantedAmazon  B&N  Kobo Seduced by ChaosAmazon …
  • Why, yes, I have lost a few pounds...

    12 Jan 2015 | 6:18 am
    I've got several cons on my schedule this year, a few that are new to me and a few that I'll be attending for the first time. I'm looking forward to all of them. I love connecting with readers and talking books for hours on end. Nothing makes me happier.Except writing. I love to write. Can't imagine my life without it. But last year was a bad year. The neck pain I'd been experiencing off and on became a constant, nagging ache. Then it became a constant, aching pain. It moved from my neck, which became so stiff I had limited range of motion, to my shoulders and down my back. I couldn't turn my…
  • Where I'll be...and hope to see you!

    19 Dec 2014 | 8:41 am
    2014 is almost a goner and I'm looking forward to the new year with anticipation because I've got lots of places on my agenda to visit this year. Here's what I have so far. I hope to see many of you there.February 5-8, 2015I can't wait to spend some time in Florida with readers who love paranormal romance as much as I do.Coastal Magic Convention March 28, 2015This is a new event and I'm excited to be joining themCapital City Authors EventApril 17-18, 2015Another new event.Romancing the CapitalJuly 22-25, 2015In NYC!! Can't wait. There's a huge literacy signing with hundreds of your favorite…

    12 Dec 2014 | 7:14 am
    Only 99 cents for a limited timeOne woman. Two men.Half a million dollars. One night... Book One in the Indecent seriesOne night. That's all Erik and Keegan want with Julianne. And they've come up with the perfect plan: Offer Julianne a half-million dollars.Julianne is in debt up to her eyeballs due to her mother's illness. Five-hundred-thousand dollars would pay off her bills and give her a start on a new life. All she needs to do is have sex with a man she's never met. An explosion left Erik with scars, physical and psychological. Work is his only refuge. Until he sees Julianne through a…
  • Philly Author Fest is this Saturday

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

  • Come Say Hello at RT in Dallas!

    Beth Kery
    12 May 2015 | 5:19 am
    a shot of downtown dallas texas at night. The Romantic Times Booklovers’ Convention is in Dallas this week! Here’s where you can find me. Come say hello! Wednesday from 5-6: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Beta, Alpha and Alpha-hole Heroes, w/ Amanda Bonilla, Julie Ann Walker, Julie James and Kate Meader Friday from 11:15 to 12:15: Celebrate Contemporary Romance: Booze, Books & More! w/ Melody Anne Kathleen Brooks Catherine Bybee Ruth Cardello Alice Clayton Laura Kaye J. Kenner (aka Julie Kenner) Megan Mulry Jennifer Probst Kristen Proby Rachel Van Dyken Saturday from…
  • GLIMMER is out today!

    Beth Kery
    5 May 2015 | 6:33 pm
    I’m so excited for readers to dig in to this sexy, suspenseful and romantic read. It may sound like a story you’ve read before, but it’s not! It’ll throw you a few surprises. From the New York Times bestselling author of Because You Are Mine, a scorching new novel about forbidden desire… After graduating from her M.B.A. program, Alice Reed is surprised when she’s recruited for the management training experience at legendary Camp Durand, owned by Durand Inc.’s young, billionaire CEO, Dylan Fall. The company usually recruits from Ivy League schools, not…
  • Glimmer Giveaway: The Entire Because You Are Mine Series

    Beth Kery
    28 Apr 2015 | 8:52 am
    Yep, it’s the 1 week countdown until this releases, so I’ve got giveaways galore going on this week. I’m giving away this today right here. Pop over and put your name in to win! Beth
  • Giveaway: 3 copies of GLIMMER this afternoon!

    Beth Kery
    22 Apr 2015 | 7:48 am
    Want to throw your hat in the ring to win one of three signed copies of my upcoming novel, GLIMMER? You can do so over at my facebook page! Available 5/5!
  • Giveaway Today!

    Beth Kery
    17 Apr 2015 | 9:33 am
    As I gear up for the release of my upcoming novel GLIMMER, I’m giving away two ebooks from my backlist today at my facebook page. Stop by and comment to enter for a free book! Have a wonderful weekend! Beth
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    Kristina Knight - Romance Author

  • #ChickLitMay ~ What's On Page 45 ~ #TeaserTuesday

    12 May 2015 | 1:00 am
    Hi, gang! I'm taking part in a fun week-long event with some author friends. It's called ChicLitMay, and for the next week we'll be talking about our books, sharing teasers and sales and behind-the-book information. Fun, fun, fun!!Today's topic is What's on Page 45 ... so I'm going to dig into my next Harlequin Superromance, releasing in the fall, to find some juicy information. Emmett (our hero) and Jaime (our heroine) have a...messy past and now they have to figure out how to get along in the present. Here we go, from page 45 of First Love, Again:Emmett grabbed the keys to his truck and…
  • #TeaserTuesday: Mr. Right Now & A Giveaway

    28 Apr 2015 | 6:27 am
    Hiya, gang! My box-set buddies and I are getting ready for release day! Shades of Desire releases to the wild in June, and you can pre-order part of our celebration, we're giving away a Kindle Fire HD  ~ all the details are here.I thought I'd share a little teaser from my bundled book, Mr. Right Now:His chest was tanned and strong, giving her the impression that he worked outside, shirtless. A lot. Construction, maybe? God have mercy on the women in his neighborhood. A light layer of hair trailed in a V from his pecs to disappear in a point below the waistband of his jeans.
  • #TastyTuesday ~ Cinnamon Tortilla Crisps

    21 Apr 2015 | 1:00 am
    Hi, everyone! I'm back with another quick and tasty treat for your Tuesday. Cinnamon tortilla crisps - you know, like the treats you get after a meal at your favorite Mexican restaurant? They taste sooo good, and they are sooo simple to make. Here we go:Ingredients:6-8 medium sized flour tortillas3-4 tablespoons butter (spreadable, or to make this super-low calorie, us Promise or I Can't Believe It's Not Butter spray)Jar of Cinnamon SugarDirections:Pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees. Using a pizza cutter (or scissors) cut the tortilla shells into triangles and then spread (or spray) 1 side of…
  • #SummerOfLoveBooks ~ Get Your Read On!

    16 Apr 2015 | 1:00 am
    Hi, everyone! I wanted to let you all know about a fun giveaway I'm taking part in with a host of other authors. It's called the Summer of Love Contest, and if you decide to enter you could win a book a week for the whole summer! Books to lounge with by the pool, books to take on vacation...books to escape the insanity of having all your kids (and their friends and their friend's friends) in your house. All. Summer. Long.You can find all the details about how to enter here. You've got until May 15, 2015 to's a little bit about the contest:The contest opens on April 1 and…
  • #TeaserTuesday ~ The Daughter He Wanted

    14 Apr 2015 | 1:00 am
    Hi, all! I'm back with another Teaser Tuesday ~ This time from my new Harlequin SuperRomance, The Daughter He Wanted:Alex buzzed back that he would meet her there and before she could retype the blow-off message Paige tossed her phone into her bag.It was ridiculous, really, all the weird scenarios that had played out in her head over the past two days. Since inviting him into her home, she’d had a nightmare that he fought her for custody, and then a made-for-TV dream about them falling in love and living happily ever after, complete with more tawny-haired, crooked-smiling kids in her house.
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    Ryshia Kennie

  • Stories of Prairie People

    Ryshia Kennie
    22 May 2015 | 7:14 am
    I am fortunate to still have some of my family elders around with stories of past days on the prairie.  So when I heard a local publisher was putting together an anthology of stories from the depression on cream money and it's importance to local farmers - I had just the story to include.It's hard to imagine what life would be like in a tiny town in the middle of the prairies circa nineteen-forty.  It's definitely another world and I'm so lucky to have someone whose been there entertain me with how it was.  Barefoot, windblown kids running free, racing trains and doing their…
  • Jim's Weight Training & Bodybuilding Workout Plan

    Ryshia Kennie
    28 Apr 2015 | 5:51 pm
    It's been busy lately and I've slowed down on the books I occasionally review but some books you can't say no to.   Besides with a love of books and a passion for writing, I'm spending too much time in a chair.  Not only that but I discovered that the treadmill desk might not be for me - seems I get motion sick!Moving on...Jim Atkinson is a bodybuilder and fitness trainer who has written more than his share of workout and "get fit" books and each one that I've read has been fantastic and motivational.  Don't let the bodybuilding put you off - Jim's latest book will get you off…
  • Hello World - Google Maps!

    Ryshia Kennie
    16 Apr 2015 | 7:06 pm
    Yesterday we had one of those sweeping winds, the kind of prairie winds that rattle the bare trees and clear the dust off the sidewalks.  I'm not a fan of those winds but I suppose they have their purpose.   So it was into one of those hairstyle destroying winds that I found myself and where I soon wished that I'd at least worn a touque.  Why?  Because I discovered that a touque has more than one purpose:  A)  It keeps your head warm and B) It hides a bad hair dayThe day began well enough, very early as it does when I'm wrapping up a story.  It means long…
  • Harlequin Intrigue and The Call!

    Ryshia Kennie
    25 Mar 2015 | 11:27 am
    It's been a rather wild March not a surprising fact, for winter doesn't follow a calendar and these last few weeks it's still chucking a curveball or two.  But this March it's been more than that.  Some great things have been happening and I've been quiet here on the blog as truly, it didn't seem real until now.  So today I have news and I want to tell everyone.  And that's when I discovered that my website has a major issue so before I could do a blog post I had to spend the morning on a frantic run to get the website fixed.Why frantic you ask?  Or maybe you didn't.
  • The Morning After...

    Ryshia Kennie
    15 Feb 2015 | 1:27 pm
    The weather report said snow showers. That was yesterday.  I admit, I had to google that.  What the heck is a snow shower?  I mean I knew what was going on out there, it looked like a small scale blizzard, biting winds that got stronger through the day and a steady pelt of snow that smeared the windows and made it look like there was a white haze between indoors and outdoors.  And on days like this, as all you winter babies know, nothing, not even modern heating systems, completely ward off the chill. Even the snow kite race event was cancelled.  I figured that as the…
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    Susan Says

  • Memorial Day, A Change of Mind, and Summer Discipline

    25 May 2015 | 12:30 am
    I wish a blessed Memorial Day to everyone. I hope your loved ones are safe and nearby. This is a vacation day for many here in the States and usually marks the beginning of the summer season if not the official calendar start. I also hope every takes a moment to remember the reason for the day and thinks of those who have served and given their all."When it comes to the pinch, human beings are heroic." George Orwell"One man with courage is a majority." Thomas JeffersonI love the things summer brings. Outdoor exercise, swimming, taking care of my acreage, and sitting on the porch to read. My…
  • Watch For Those Sharks!

    20 May 2015 | 2:00 am
    I have so many things I want to share with you all about the Pennwriters' Conference I attended this past weekend. There were so many generous and talented workshop presenters who shared their knowledge with us.There is always something more to learn about writing and I will share some of that but I tended to attend the sessions geared toward promotion. One interesting hour I chugged coffee through was titled, Options in Today's Publishing. Dixianne Hallaj, acquisitions editor for S&H Publishing,Inc. talked about the many different paths to publication and the pros and cons of each.Most…
  • Blood, Boobs and Carnage Blogfest

    18 May 2015 | 12:30 am
    After a very busy weekend, it is so nice and normal to come home to the Blood, Boobs and Carnage Blogfest. This event is sponsored by Alex J. Cavanaugh and Heather M. Gardner. To participate, share a movie, TV show or book that fits the self-explanatory title of this fest.I'm rather sure I'm not going to be the only one to pick this TV show and the books it is based on certainly fit the description too. My children bet on how many minutes into an episode of Game of Thrones the first nude scene will occur because lots of skin will be shown every week. Usually full nudity and not just of boobs.
  • Blogging Highs, Future Lows

    13 May 2015 | 12:30 am
    To my extreme delight and surprise, Ninja Captain blogger, Alex J. Cavanaugh honored me on Monday with one of his annual You Rock Awards. Not only am I humbled by Alex's kind words but also by being in the company of the bloggers he's listed. Thank you a million times over, Alex.Sometimes I worry about blogging. Are as many people doing it as before? Is the hey day of blogging over? I've heard both sides of the issue and still don't know the answer. I've known bloggers who've stopped but I also have met some new bloggers through A to Z and IWSG. My blogging network keeps expanding, not…
  • Conference Stalker

    11 May 2015 | 12:30 am
    After a week and a half to catch my breath, I can turn my mind from The A to Z Challenge and start looking forward to the Pennwriters Annual Conference being held in Pittsburgh this coming weekend. I'm beyond excited.Conference are all about networking. Many of the writers I know met their agent or editor at a writing conference. Pennwriters, like many conferences, offer chances to sign up for a one-on-one meeting with the agent or editor of your choice. But that's not the only or even the best way to meet those people who hold such power over your career.First off, do your research and know…
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    Cait London

  • ALIKE: Story Weaving and Crocheting

    25 May 2015 | 9:58 am
    SEASON OF TRUTH NOW IN PAPER PRINT!BLURB: Divorced, bitter, and down on luck, Chloe returns to her hometown of Lolo, Wy. The first person she does Not want to meet is Michael Bearclaw, her first love, now a forensic expert. He's not sweet and out for payback, but her childhood friends, Josy and Angelica welcome her back into the Wild Willows bunch.Chloe's arrival stirs the past as she tangles with Michael, who is set to have her at last. The Club has controlled the town and people's lives for years and their games aren't nice. As Lolo's dark past unravels, and Chloe and Michael’s…
  • Mix-It-Up Sale!

    19 May 2015 | 4:05 pm
    3-HOLIDAY MIX-IT-UP SALE!THRU MOTHER'S DAY-MEMORIAL DAY-FATHER'S DAYIn advance of busy summer, I'm having a mixed STOCK-UP sale! See below for Kindle Unlimited/Free to .99 and "reduced". Prices change after Father's Day.But first: Available in e-book, but if you are a pprbk reader, SEASON OF TRUTH is now available in paper. This re-release's original title was What Memories Remain. OR... in ebook Kindle US or UK.Romantic Suspense Blurb: --> Divorced, bitter, and down on luck, Chloe returns to her hometown of Lolo, Wy. The first person she does Not want to meet is Michael Bearclaw, her…
  • Two for One Sale

    3 May 2015 | 9:51 am
    2 FOR PRICE OF 1 KINDLE UNLIMITEDDREAMY DADSEach book 2.99. OR... get DREAMY DADS 2 in 1 for the same price.Blurb: Donovan’s Second Chance:(Fusion)Quinn Donovan wants one thing: To raise his little daughter amid his loving family in the quiet safety of picturesque Blarney Flats, AR. But when Taylor Hart, female business shark, arrives to sell her property to developers, Quinn’s senses ignite. Enchanted by the town, Taylor has her hands full of the hunky handyman, who’s set to woo her and the race is on….Mr. Easy:Master angler Wyatt has met his match in "Stretch", alias Tallulah, the…
  • The Plotting Trail

    22 Apr 2015 | 9:55 am
    Check out:Return to Fairy CoveSeason of Truth Silence the WhispersSleepless in Montana When Night Falls Hidden SecretsStart Here on The Plotting Trail: If you haven’t read Dwight Swain’s Techniques of the Selling Writer, you just must. It’s not just another how-to, but is the foundation of many other how-tos. If you write fiction, you need Swain's book. I’ve studied this book repeatedly and find some new inspiration each time.But moving on to my 30-yr experience in Plotting: When I first started trying to sell, I soon discovered two things: 1.)   Publishers bought me for my…
  • Spring in the Ozarks

    13 Apr 2015 | 8:29 am
    I thought you'd like to see some of my spring shots.I usually take my camera and drive around, taking shots, and have that planned pronto. There were some gorgeous white bark sycamores along one creek, but parking/walking there is dangerous. Those will have to wait until I have a "spotter" with me.These are called different names, "Johny Jump Ups," "Wild Violets", etc. They are lovely in my back yard. Do you have other names for them?I did take some good yard shots by the house, and the following are some of them:We're having lots of storms in the Midwest, and we use our weather alert…
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    Jenyfer Matthews

  • Retrograde-d

    22 May 2015 | 8:18 am
    A Mercury retrograde began on Monday – astrologically speaking this causes obstructions to progress, technological issues, slow-downs, traffic problems, etc. I have always been interested in astrology but have only more recently been aware of things like retrogrades. Frankly, it explains a lot! And even if I hadn’t know that the retrograde had started, I’d still have been suffering the effects. Monday evening I was out taking a walk and dropped my phone on the sidewalk, cracking the screen. Tuesday afternoon was spent having that fixed (and picking out a better, more…
  • Music Education

    17 May 2015 | 12:36 pm
    I love music. I love taking road trips on my own when I can listen to music LOUD and sing along (with no audience). I have the radio on in my kitchen most of the time when I am home. The only time I don’t really care to listen to music is if I am working or trying to write. If music is playing I am singing along. If I am trying to write, I need to listen to my thoughts! When I was a child, I listened to whatever music my mother played. She had a turntable with a really long stick and she would load half a dozen (vinyl) albums up on the stick and let them play on the weekends as she went…
  • Stumped

    27 Apr 2015 | 3:40 pm
    There is a vaguely kidney bean shaped flower bed in my front yard, and a large stump of what the neighbors tell me was a pine tree in the narrow end closer to the house. I have been wanting to have the stump removed since we moved in but it has been pretty low on the priority list overall. However, that end of the flower bed tends to get pretty ratty looking in the summer. There is ground cover in that end of the bed that disguises the stump for the most part, however the grass from the yard has migrated into bed as well and is so thoroughly integrated with the ground cover it isn’t…
  • One Thing After Another

    25 Apr 2015 | 3:42 pm
    What a busy week it has been – and not necessarily entirely the fun kind of busy. I had a minor, low speed collision in rush hour traffic at the end of last week when the person in front of me stopped suddenly and I bumped them from behind. We opted not to call the police since the damage was minor – and all to my tiny car. It honestly didn’t look like a big deal but that wasn’t what the body shop found of course. So I arranged to drop my car off bright and early Monday morning. Last weekend I drove to Kenosha, Wisconsin for a tennis tournament with my daughter (in my…
  • Muddling Through

    14 Apr 2015 | 11:44 am
    I’m a planner by nature and I find that my weeks always go more smoothly when I have some ideas for dinner before the week starts. Not necessarily a set-in-stone plan for every night of the week – I can wing it a few nights – but at least three ideas of something I can make with what I have on hand. If I’m really on top of things I can think of ideas with enough time to pick up what I don’t already have in stock. The last two weeks have not been great weeks for meal planning. I muddled through much of last week and we got take out twice. This week is not shaping…
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    On Writing & Publishing by Robin D. Owens

  • Cut from Noble Heart in Hearts And Swords: D'Ash Fam Adoption Rooms:

    21 May 2015 | 6:22 pm
    ”They’re Fams, they’re intelligent,” Walker said.“Yes.” Danith looked around, lowered her voice. “Not as intelligent as cats or foxes or dogs, but sentient.” She went over to a big box on the counter at the end of the room, cooed. “Here they are. Adorable.”He peered into the box and found a huddle of small housefluffs piled together and sleeping. Most women would want one. For himself, he was glad he had an adventurous fox on the way.“My Fam won’t eat it, will he? Since Sedwy will be my liason to all of you scary nobles, explaning FirstFamily customs, I don’t want to…
  • Celta Thursday: Cut from Heart Thief

    14 May 2015 | 8:05 am
    Celta Thursday, cut from Heart Thief: An alarm pealed. Ruis dropped the plans he was studying onto his desk and shot to his feet, then grabbed the back of the chair to steady himself. "Ship, what's wrong?" "Transmission from T'Elder GreatHouse requesting help from Ruis Elder, FirstSon and Heir to T'Elder GreatHouse." "Just tell me what's wrong!" Ruis strode to his bedroom and grabbed Celtan clothes, pulling them on. "Elder Residence states imminent destruction of the HouseHeart by the current T'Elder." Ruis jolted and his mouth dried. Even he, never allowed in the sacred T'Elder HouseHeart…
  • Celta Thursday: Map

    7 May 2015 | 10:22 am
    It's been a while since I posted a map of the main continents of Celta. So here it is:
  • Celta Thursday -- peek at Heart Legacy

    30 Apr 2015 | 5:47 pm
    Celta Thursday -- peek at Heart Legacy. Since I'm deep in the guts of Heart Legacy, it's easier for me to post from it than spend time looking for anything else, and I've found you all usually prefer words over pics or maps, thus: "We have decided to accede to your request for a horse, FirstFamily GrandLady Loridana Itha Valerian D'Yew," the Residence, Yew Residence, said in its usual arrogant male voice. As if its words were a portentous announcement.The thick, rich fabrics of the furniture and rugs in the library, even the expensive wallpaper, softened its tone.Lori kept her spine straight…
  • Cut From Heart Search -- Camellia's HouseHeart Research

    23 Apr 2015 | 12:19 pm
    Camellia was very proud of the decor and ambiance of her tearoom, Darjeeling's HouseHeart. All in all, it seemed like a HouseHeart to her.Not that she knew of a HouseHeart personally, she didn't, but she did her research – hard not to do that when one of her best friends was Glyssa Licorice, the Heir to the PublicLibrary Family. So she had seen records describing HouseHearts in general, and even some private records and holospheres of an unnamed HouseHeart or three. Since the destruction of the HouseHeart led to the complete ruination of a Residence, information on them was stingy.But…
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    Camy's Loft

  • Meet Clay, the hero from GONE MISSING

    Camy Tang
    19 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    I’m over at Team Love on the Run talking a bit more about my hero, Clay, from Gone Missing. He’s a bit close to my heart for several reasons. :)
  • Beyond the Boundary - "Never Be the Same"

    Camy Tang
    18 May 2015 | 7:16 am
    Yes, anime again. :) I’ve been watching a lot of anime lately, although this one I saw a while ago. It’s called Kyoukai no Kanata or Beyond the Boundary. I loved it so much that I bought it on iTunes. It’s a supernatural humorous romance adventure, which really just hit me in all the right places. Each character has some type of hangup, including some weird perverted ones which the show makes fun of, but which are a bit weird for my American-cultured background. But aside from that, the action and adventure is really entertaining. And the heroine’s sense of being alone, mirrored in…
  • Meet Joslyn, the heroine from GONE MISSING

    Camy Tang
    15 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    I’m over at the Suspense Sisters blog talking a bit more about my heroine, Joslyn, from her introduction as a minor character in Treacherous Intent to her love story in Gone Missing.
  • GONE MISSING and the TV show Supernatural

    Camy Tang
    14 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    Some of you guys are Supernatural fans, right? It actually had an influence on my latest romantic suspense, Gone Missing! I’m blogging at Suspense Sisters about it.
  • Interview at Suspense Sisters

    Camy Tang
    13 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    To celebrate the release of my latest romantic suspense, Gone Missing, I’m giving an interview over at the Suspense Sisters blog. You might learn something weird about me. :)
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    Fierce Romance

  • Barnes and Noble Book Signing, Waco, Texas

    Terry Spear
    23 May 2015 | 5:22 am
    Lovely time at the book signing, and if you can see in the picture (Debra Jupe’s, author to the far left), I had Kissing the Highlander, Phantom Fae, and Jaguar Pride available to sign. More autographed copies are still on hand at Barnes and Noble, so if you are looking for a great compilation of Highland novels, a fun fae young adult, or a hot and sexy jaguar shifter story, they are there! I want to thank Lorelei for working so hard to make it a success, along with Ken, who set it up at the store. He was really wonderful and made it super special. Thanks to all our readers who made it to…
  • A Step Back in Time for a Historical Romance Author

    Leigh Court
    21 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    I love history, and that’s why I primarily write historical romances. I have a three-story series of Victorian novellas, The Disciplinarian, The Disciplinarian’s Daughter and The Bet with Red Sage Publishing, and a Roman saga called Conqueror Vanquished with Ellora’s Cave.So imagine how excited I was on a recent trip to Los Angeles to be able to visit the Getty Villa in Malibu, which is dedicated to Greek and Roman antiquities.This place was amazing. It’s built to resemble an Italian villa in the ancient town of Herculaneum, which was buried by volcanic ash when Mt. Vesuvius erupted…
  • May I?

    Cameo Brown
    21 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    May I ask how it got to be May? Is the world spinning faster on its axis? Yesterday I was lamenting the snow and today it's instant summer. What happened?I guess it doesn't matter except the passage of time can be so...well, weird. Like when I'm reading. I can sit down and read for what seems like a little while and the check the time to discover that I've been reading for over an hour. Does this happen to you?I get lost in books, and those books are what I strive to emulate when I write. When I'm writing, I think about that reader who wants to sit and enjoy a book somewhere far away from it…
  • Read All Summer for 99 cents!

    Carly Carson
    19 May 2015 | 9:30 pm
    14 Full-length Novels and NovellasAvailable as a boxed set for a limited time - on sale now for only .99!Regular Price $6.99 Buy Links Amazon:  A savings of more than 75% if the books were purchased separately Summer is heating up with 14 traditional romances from USA Today, national bestselling, and award-winning authors, brought to you by Book Boyfriends Cafe. Foreword by USA Today bestselling author,…
  • An Interview with Red L. Jameson + Giveaway!

    Vonda Sinclair
    18 May 2015 | 8:50 pm
    As a military historian by day, sometimes Red does feel a bit clandestine when she writes romance at night. No one knows that while she researches heroes of the past and present, she uses everything for her characters in her books. Her secret's been safe . . . until now.She lives in Montana with her family and far too many animals but never enough books.She loves her readers, so please feel free to contact her at http://www.redljameson.comQ: Welcome! Thank you for being our special guest today, Red! Please tell us about your upcoming release. A: Duchess of Mine is available for preorder right…
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  • .99 Alert! 14 #Romance Novels - SUMMER LOVIN' ANTHOLOGY

    20 May 2015 | 10:08 pm
    Available as a boxed set for a limited time!Kindle: A savings of more than 75% if the books were purchased separatelySummer is heating up with 14 traditional romances from USA Today, national bestselling, and award-winning authors, brought to you by Book Boyfriends Cafe. Foreword by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Leanne Banks.Cora Rules by Mel Curtis, USA Today Bestselling Author. NBA coach Trent Parker is a stickler for the rules, until he meets Cora Rule, the biggest rulebreaker of the Rule clan.Surrender to Love by Raine English, USA Today…
  • *New* Contemporary Romance - SEASON, UNFORGETTABLE

    16 May 2015 | 8:02 am
    SEASON, UNFORGETTABLEContemporary Romance/SuspenseKeta DiabloAbout the full-length novelSeason Scrimshaw isn't selling the land her parents left her when they died, not even to the gorgeous Rann Brogan who saved her life in the forest. Especially not after she finds out he was in the woods to survey her property. The company Rann works for, his mother's company, wants the land for a luxury condo development and they want it bad. He never dreamed they'd go to such extreme lengths to get it. Lives spiral out of control, lies and betrayal play center stage. Caught in the middle between his rich…
  • Summer Lovin' Anthology - .99 for 14 Stories!

    15 May 2015 | 1:29 pm
    Who would like to read 14 contemporary romance novels/novellas for just 99 cents?This summer anthology is on pre-order now, and will be available on May 19. But what I really want to do is invite everyone to our Facebook party, also on May 19 because we're having some fabulous authors, including one I've been reading for years - Jayne Ann Krentz. I'm definitely going to have a fan moment there! Oh, and I almost forgot - Jennifer Probst! She's an author many of us know and she also has a new book coming out next week. In addition to plenty of fun, we have great prizes and giveaways so please…
  • Hot 4 Friday Blog Hop! #BBfriendscafe

    13 Mar 2015 | 6:30 am
    Welcome to the weekly HOT 4 FRIDAY Blog Hop, sponsored by Book Boyfriends Cafe. We'd love to have you join in on the Friday fun by signing up for the blog hop BOOK BOYFRIENDS CAFE HERE. Don't forget to visit all the fabulous writers participating in this week's hop. Just click on the link above and read their snippets from a 'sexual tension' scene.My excerpt is from Decadent Deceptions, a RWA Molly Contest Finalist!Setup: There's a serial killer on the loose in this erotic historical novel, and he has his sights on our heroine Olivia. Morgan, our alpha hero, and the man who's loved…
  • Hot 4 Friday Blog Hop! Book Boyfriends Cafe

    26 Feb 2015 | 11:30 pm
    Welcome to HOT 4 FRIDAY Blog Hop, sponsored by Book Boyfriends Cafe. This week's theme: First Kiss.Visit all participants and read their excerpts HERE - BOOK BOYFRIENDS CAFEMy FIRST KISS is from Where the Rain Is Made, a time-travel, western romance novel. Heat emanated from Meko's body. Cesca didn't know much about wanton desire, but her breasts hardened beneath the doeskin shirt and a slick of wetness formed between her thighs. She could think of nothing but him removing her pants and satisfying this painful throbbing between her legs.This man of solid muscle and power with his dark,…
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    Falling In Love With Romance

  • Thursday Writing Quotes ~ V. Moody

    Suzie Quint
    21 May 2015 | 12:00 am
    Most characters in fiction act like they’ve never read a book or seen a movie. They take things at face value, go along with whatever other people want, and are taken by surprise when the obvious happens. ~ V. Moody
  • Tuesday Teaser ~ King of the Cowboys

    Suzie Quint
    18 May 2015 | 11:22 pm
    I don't think of myself as a big reader of biographies, but I guess it depends on the person. This week, I'm reading King of the Cowboys by Ty Murray. This is written with a lot of humor and I'm enjoying it tremendously. Plus, he gets extra points for acknowledging his ghost writer on the cover. (You don't really think most of those autobiographies of famous people are actually written by them, do you?) Blurb: The most famous rodeo champion of all time tells his amazing true story -- and opens a fascinating window into the world of the professional cowboy. Ty Murray was born to be a rodeo…
  • Dan Wells on Story Structure

    Suzie Quint
    17 May 2015 | 12:00 am
    If you're as impatient as I am, you can skip the first 2:50 minutes Story structure as it applies to the genres of romance, tragedy, and horror I love the way he weaves the different plot types together
  • Thursday Writing Quote ~ George R R Martin

    Suzie Quint
    14 May 2015 | 12:00 am
    I get up every day and work in the morning. I have my coffee and get to work. On good days I look up and it’s dark outside and the whole day has gone by and I don’t know where it’s gone. But there’s bad days, too. Where I struggle and sweat and a half hour creeps by and I’ve written three words. And half a day creeps by and I’ve written a sentence and a half and then I quit for the day and play computer games. You know, sometimes you eat the bear and sometimes the bear eats you. ~ George R R Martin
  • Tuesday Teaser ~ Missing You

    Suzie Quint
    11 May 2015 | 11:22 pm
    I'm an avid reader of Harlan Coben's books, so of course, the second I laid my hands on Missing You, I knew it would be next up. Blurb: Surfing an online dating site, NYPD detective Kat Donovan feels her whole world explode. Staring back at her is her ex-fiancé, the man who shattered her heart—and whom she hasn’t seen in eighteen years. But when Kat reaches out to the man in the profile, an unspeakable conspiracy comes to light. As Kat begins to investigate, her feelings are challenged about everyone she’s ever loved—even her father, whose cruel murder so long ago has never been…
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    Fiction Vixen Book Reviews

  • Review: Consumed by Fire by Anne Stuart

    FV Jen
    25 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    I’m a huge fan of Anne Stuart.  Her Ice series is one of my favorite Romantic Suspense series and I reread some of those books often.  It has been a while since I read something by her so when I saw this new book, I thought I would give it a try.  Imagine my happiness when I found out this new series is a continuation of the Ice series.  The Committee is back in full force  and Peter Madsen is now the head. Consumed by Fire features the first of the bad boy Committee members, James Bishop.  James’s recent job is to get rid of the accountant for the Corsini family, hopefully…
  • The Friday Giveaway! Win Some Books by Vivian Arend!

    FV Sophia
    22 May 2015 | 9:00 am
    To celebrate her most recent release in her Thompson & Sons series, Vivian Arend is giving way the first two books in the series to one lucky reader! Check out the latest release, Let it Ride: LET IT RIDE Thompson & Sons 3 Release Date: May 19, 2015 Amazon | B&N | iTunes | ARe | Google Play He’s her rock in the midst of the storm When Maggie Ward’s world is torn apart by sudden tragedy, the only thing that makes her days bearable is Clay Thompson’s unwavering presence. He’s protective, caring, and everything she could ask for in a friend. But when she finds herself longing…
  • Amy’s Friday Five: Romance Freebies – 05/22/2015

    FV Amy
    22 May 2015 | 6:29 am
    Happy Memorial Weekend everyone!  I’ve got a list of great authors so grab these freebies while you can and enjoy the holiday! Against the Dark by Carolyn Crane 0.00 AMZ B&N The Hostile Operations Team Military Romance Boxed Set by Lynn Raye Harris 0.00 AMZ B&N Jack and Djinn by Jasinda Wilder 0.00 AMZ B&N Summer Break by Bonnie Dee 0.00 AMZ B&N Crimson Debt by Evangeline Anderson 0.00 AMZ B&N   These bargains were found at AMZ (US) and prices were valid at the time of posting. Please verify before you purchase. We’ve included search links for BN however…
  • Review: Flirting with Scandal by Chanel Cleeton

    FV Jen
    21 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    The author of I See London sets her sights on Washington, D. C., with a sexy new series about three sisters, the secrets they keep, and a powerful blog with a knack for exposing scandals… I am a political romance junkie.  Not too long ago I read Emma Barry’s Party Lines and now I hooked on that type of romance.  There is something about the public eye and politics mixing with romantic relationships that just works for me.  If I had to say what, it might be the secretive part and seeing which person in the relationship is the one who isn’t afraid to step out and take the…
  • Review: Beyond Innocence by Kit Rocha

    FV Angela
    20 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    Okay, guys. Are you ready? It’s O’Kane time again. Beyond Innocence is Jared and Lili’s story. You might need to clear your schedules and make sure you have plenty of uninterrupted reading time because let me warn you, you aren’t going to want to stop once you start. Fans of this series have come to know Jared as Ace’s friend, someone he’s known for years and yes, there was that one BJ scene up on the roof that Rachel witnessed.  Ace, Jared and Gia were taken in as children and trained in the art of prostitution. Nowadays Ace is a member of the…
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    The Life & Times of a Book Addict

  • Flick by Abigail Tarttelin Book Release!

    Cristal | Book Addict
    19 May 2015 | 7:41 pm
    Publication: May 19, 2015Publisher: Atria BooksHappy Book Birthday to Abigail Tarttelin and her novel Flick! Flick is the unique coming of age story of 15 year old William Flick. Check out information about the book below, and if it strikes a chord with you, the purchase links are at the bottom! Happy Reading :) FLICKis funny, raw and sexy with a side of that Romeo & Juliet-like romance sure to remind readers of the excitement and angst of those gloriously messy years of young adulthood life.After blowing critics away in 2013 with Golden Boy -an unconventional novel about the turbulent…
  • Visions (Cainsville #2) by Kelley Armstrong

    Cristal | Book Addict
    19 May 2015 | 9:01 am
    Publication: August 19, 2014Publisher: DuttonSource: Bought/OwnAs #1 New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong’s new Cainsville series continues, Olivia’s power to read omens leads to the discovery of a gruesome crime with troubling connections to her new hometown.Omens, the first installment in Kelley Armstrong’s exciting new series, introduced Olivia Taylor-Jones, daughter of notorious serial killers, and Gabriel Walsh, the self-serving, morally ambiguous lawyer who became her unlikely ally. Together, they chased down a devious killer and partially cleared her parents of…
  • Shadow of a Doubt (The Tangled Ivy Trilogy #2) by Tiffany Snow

    Cristal | Book Addict
    15 May 2015 | 8:24 am
    Publication: May 12, 2015Publisher: Montlake RomanceSource: Publisher / Bought(Own)Ivy Mason has it all: beauty, a plush apartment, a fancy car, and a debonair British spy boyfriend who pays all her bills. If only her boyfriend was in her life—and her bed—more than just sporadically.Part of an underground British agency called the Shadow, Devon Clay knows that secrecy is what has kept him alive. Anyone he loves is a liability, and being involved with him puts the other person in grave danger. Yet Ivy is someone his heart can’t resist.When an enemy from Devon’s past returns, the spy…
  • The Glass Arrow by Kristen Simmons

    Cristal | Book Addict
    13 May 2015 | 12:31 pm
    Publication: February 10, 2015Publisher: Tor TeenSource: PublisherThe Handmaid’s Tale meets Blood Red Road in Glass Arrow, the story of Aya, who lives with a small group of women on the run from the men who hunt them, men who want to auction off breeding rights to the highest bidder.In a world where females are scarce and are hunted, then bought and sold at market for their breeding rights, 15-year old Aya has learned how to hide. With a ragtag bunch of other women and girls, she has successfully avoided capture and eked out a nomadic but free existence in the mountains. But when Aya’s…
  • An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir Release Blitz!

    Cristal | Book Addict
    2 May 2015 | 11:44 pm
    I am so excited that AN EMBER IN THE ASHESby Sabaa Tahir released on April 28th and that I get to share the news, along with a special introduction from Sabaa herself!If you haven’t yet heard about this wonderful book by Author Sabaa Tahir, be sure to check out all the details below. This blitz also includes a giveaway for a signed copies of the book and some of those awesome sword letter openers we’ve seen around courtesy of Sabaa, Penguin Teen, and Rockstar Book Tours. So if you’d like a chance to win, enter in the Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post.A letter from Sabaa Tahir.Dear…
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