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Sunday, September 27, 2015

* Cover Reveal - Sept 27 * Dark & Stormy Alpha Nights Anthology

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Hot alpha heroes ignite paranormal passions in this decadent assortment of just-the-sexy scenes from your favorite and best-selling authors. Explore the dark desires and naughty titillations of the hottest creatures including werewolves, dragons, vampires, shapeshifters, demons, and more! Forget the umbrella, baby, and indulge in some Dark and Stormy Alpha Nights.
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Author: Ellis Leigh
Bio: A storyteller from the time she could talk, Ellis grew up among family legends of hauntings, psychics, and love spanning decades. Those stories didn’t always have the happiest of endings, so they inspired her to write about real life, real love, and the difficulties therein. From farmers to werewolves, store clerks to witches—if there’s love to be found, she’ll write about it. Ellis lives in the Chicago area with her husband, daughters, and a giant dog who hogs the bed.
Author: Sharon Kay
Bio: Sharon Kay writes award-winning fiction and can never get enough reading time. She loves paranormal romance, with romantic suspense following close on its heels. She loves winter and black coffee, and is endlessly inspired to write kick-ass heroines and the men strong enough to capture their hearts.

Sharon lives in the Chicago area with her husband and son, and didn’t expect to write one book, let alone a series. But WICKED WIND and the Solsti series formed in her head one weekend and refused to stay quiet until she put pen to paper. Her characters tend to keep her up at night, as they banter, fall in love, and slay endless varieties of power-hungry demons.

She loves to hear from readers! You can find her at: Sharonkay.novels@gmail.com
Author: Michele Bardsley
Bio: New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Michele Bardsley writes about Oklahoma vampires, alpha werewolves, small-town romance, curvy heroines, and super hot heroes.

Michele received her first publishing contract in 1998 from pioneer electronic publisher Hard Shell Word Factory. She’s had numerous short stories, novellas, and novels published by electronic, independent, and traditional publishers, including New American Library and Harlequin TEEN. She’s also written articles for national magazines such as Writer’s Digest, RT BOOKReviews, and Byline. Her print books have sold more than 300,000 copies and counting.

Michele's won many awards and honors throughout her writing career, including the Grand Prize in the Writer's Digest annual writing contest, Grand Prize in the Silhouette Yours Truly Contest, a Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice award, and the Crème de la Crème award from Oklahoma Writers Federation, Inc.

Over the years, Michele has given workshops about inspiration, self-editing techniques, romance heroes, vampire fiction, electronic publishing, humor in fiction, selling erotica, winning contests, Internet promotion, and many other topics. She has presented workshops, spoken at luncheons, and participated in panels at events and meetings across the United States, including the annual conferences of Romantic Times,OWFI, Florida Writers Association, Tulsa Night Writers, FENCon, and Celebrate Romance.

Obsessed with dark chocolate, "Supernatural," and all things yarn, she creates fictional worlds because, hey, it's a lot more fun than housework. She lives happily-ever-after with her husband (The Viking) and their fur babies.
Author: Amber Ella Monroe
Bio: Amber Ella Monroe loves weaving tales where undying love is the main element. When she’s not writing, she’s plotting. When she’s not writing or plotting, she’s reading. She’s a thirty-something year old wife, mother, book hoarder, 90s music fan, earl grey tea drinker, dark roast coffee fiend, platform and stiletto shoe collector, Keurig lover, and martial arts/action movie fanatic.

She also writes romance as multi-published author Ambrielle Kirk.
Author: D.D. Miers
Bio: D.D. Miers writes sexy and adventurous, Paranormal & Fantasy Romance. She’s an ardent book lover, coffee enthusiast, super-nerd, and die-hard romance fan. When she’s not writing, she can be found snuggling on the couch with a good book in hand. She currently resides in beautiful Southern California with her wonderful husband, a crazy toddler, and the many different characters in her head.
Author: Tasha Black
Bio: Tasha Black is a writer from Pennsylvania. She lives in a big old Victorian in a tiny college town. Tasha loves paranormal romance & pumpkin spice lattes!
Author: Maddy Barone
Bio: Maddy Barone has held many jobs in her life, including medic in the US Army, sales clerk in a craft store, and financial examiner for Medicare, but her favorite job is that of writer. For fun she knits, spins (the making yarn kind, not the exercise kind *shudder*), and sews historical costumes for her alter ego in the SCA. The Society For Creative Anachronism is a historical organization that recreates the best parts of the Middle Ages. She lives in North Dakota USA with her three rescue cats. A percentage of her royalties go to a local no kill cat shelter called CATS Cradle. Learn more about the work they do at www.catscradleshelter.org.
Author: Stephanie Julian
Bio: I'm a reformed reporter who enjoys making up stories much more than writing about real life.
In sixth grade, I found my mother's stash of romance novels hidden under her bed and realized they were much more interesting than the books in the school library. I devoured Rosemary Rogers, Bertrice Small and, most especially, Kathleen Woodiwiss.
In college, I majored in English and continued to expand my favorites list. Shakespeare, the Canterbury Tales, the Bronte sisters, Mary Shelley. Then I graduated and discovered there wasn't much I could do with an English degree.
That's when I found out they would pay me to write for a living at a newspaper. Want to learn how to write tight and clean? Work for a daily local and condense a three-hour meeting with an angry mob of residents upset about a sewer system overhaul into 15 inches in 20 minutes.

After my sons were born, I freelanced, working at home in my drafty attic office, and developed a two-book-a-day Harlequin habit that turned into a writing habit. My first attempts at romance were firmly rooted in the Harlequin tradition and I sold my first two romances to Avalon Books under the name Stephanie Scott.
But writing sweet romances was not what I'd had in mind. I wanted to write books where people actually got to have sex. I contracted my first erotic romance to Ellora's Cave and never looked back.
I write sexy series that combine heat with heart in several series.
I'm happily married to a Springsteen fanatic and I'm the mother of two sons who introduced me to the joys of Slipknot, Warped Tour and never-ending headaches.
Author: Anna Lowe
Bio: USA Today and Amazon bestselling author Anna Lowe is a middle school teacher who loves dogs, sports, and travel - and letting those inspire her fiction. Once upon a time, she was a long-distance triathlete and soccer player. Nowadays, she finds her balance with yoga, writing, and family time with her husband and young children.

Anna started reading romance in spite of herself (because tomboys don't read romance – right? Wrong!) and has enjoyed reading and writing in the genre ever since. Two of her favorite romance authors are Kristan Higgins (for sweet love stories) and Rosalind James (for the combination of a New Zealand setting and sports). She's a fan of capable heroines like Rylee Adamson (by Shannon Mayer, who mixes action, fantasy and romance). On any given weekend, you might find her hiking in the mountains or hunched over her laptop, working on her latest story. Either way, the day will end with a chunk of dark chocolate and a good read.

PS - Who Anna Lowe is not: She is not the Anna Lowe of the Paris boutique (!) nor is she the Anna Lowe of an autobiographical book concerning her childhood. She's just plain old Anna of this site!
Author: Lori Whyte
Bio: Paranormal and erotic romances--always with happy endings--make me happy, so that's what I write. I live in Canada, where Mother Nature only seems to allow two months of summer, so I have a lot of time indoors to write even more romances! (You have to keep warm somehow, right?)
Author: Marie Mason
Bio: Marie Mason has always known, somewhere deep in her soul, that being a writer was what she was born to be. Thanks to the new and exciting world of self-publishing, Marie was finally able to make her dream come true. Part two of the dream is to be a full-time writer, spending the wee hours of morning creating new and exciting characters for her readers. That part might take a little longer. If you’d like to contact her with a comment or suggestion, her email is mariemasonwriter@yahoo.com or you can find her on Facebook.
Author: Selena Blake
Bio: An action movie buff with a penchant for all things supernatural and sexy, New York Times bestselling author Selena Blake combines her love for adventure, travel and romance into sensual contemporary romance and spine-tingling paranormal romance. Selena’s books have been called “a steamy escape” and have appeared on NYT Times, USA Today, Amazon and AllRomanceEbooks bestseller lists, been nominated for awards, and won contests. When she’s not writing you can find her by the pool soaking up some sun, day dreaming about new characters, and watching the cabana boy (aka her muse), Derek.

Fan mail keeps her going when the diet soda wears off so write to her at selena@selena-blake.com.
Author: Catherine Vale
Bio: Catherine Vale has been writing fiction for as long as she can remember, but it wasn’t until she wrote her very first paranormal romance story that she found herself hooked on the raw, edgy love affair of shifters, vampires and other dominant alpha males and the captivating women that love them.
Catherine writes both contemporary and paranormal romance that always include powerful alpha males, smart and sassy heroines and a happily-ever-after (even if she often puts her characters through hell to get there!)
Author: J.K. Harper
Bio: J.K. Harper writes about paranormal romance because despite a lifetime of wishing, all the cool supernatural book characters of her childhood don’t seem to be real. Besides, it’s just really fun to make stuff up and write it down. She lives in the rugged, gorgeous canyon country of the Southwest, which is a great place to let her imagination run wild.
Author: Elle Thorne
Bio: Elle bends the rules, creates havoc, and raises cain every chance she gets. When she's not involved in these pursuits, she's writing stories about hot men, sexy women, and the stuff that happens between them. On occasion, those men and women are aliens, shifters, demons. This makes them so much hotter!

"For the most part, I'm an ordinary girl, who lives an ordinary life and has been lucky enough to be exposed (no pun, seriously) to many different walks of life. Some of the opportunities I passed up on quite unwisely, but if I'd taken them, then I wouldn't be here, now.
So, no regrets, right? Or so I'd like to think, because regretting what you can't change may be pointless."
Author: Renee George
Bio: Renee George is a bestselling author of urban fantasy, paranormal romance, erotic romance, contemporary romance, and romantic comedies that highlight varying themes including traditional, ménage, gay and bisexual relationships. A published author since 2005, she has written and published over 30 books in the past decade. Accolades include: EcataRomance Award for Best Paranormal Erotic Romance and Best Gay Erotic Romance and a Literary Nymph Blush Award for Best Paranormal Romance.

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Stargazing (Walker Family Series #2) by Bernadette Marie PreOrder BLITZ


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Book Title: Stargazing (Walker Family Series, #2) 
Author: Bernadette Marie 
Genre: Contemporary Romance 
Release Date: 10/1/15 
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Bethany Waterbury left Hollywood and the shadow of her mother's death to give herself a fresh start. Her main intention—to connect with the family she’d never really had the chance to know. Author Kent Black is enjoying his chart topping success and living freely wherever his travels take him. But when he meets the illustrious Bethany Waterbury his wanderlust subsides and the thought of a steady future begins to take over.



Kent believes in happily ever after, but the burden of Bethany’s past might be too much for him to embrace —unless true love is more powerful than a Hollywood tragedy.


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“Bethany?” he called as if they were old friends.



She felt the blood drain from her head. She didn’t know him did she?



He moved quickly around Mrs. Talbot and straight to her. “Hi, sorry, had to get away from her. I’m Kent. I know you’re Bethany. I’m a big fan. Not a stalker kind of person at all, just a big fan. I’m thankful for the water. That is for me right?” She nodded and handed him the glass. “Thanks,” he said as he took the glass and began drinking. “She’s weird, that woman,” he whispered. “Thanks for saving me.”



“Do I know you?” she asked softly.



Kent took her arm and led her to the table at the front of the room. It was obviously a tactic to keep people from coming up to him, by keeping her close.



“No. Sorry.” He set his water on the table and held his hand out to shake hers. “Formal intro now. Kent Black.”



“Bethany Waterbury.”



“I really like your work. I saw you the other day. I didn’t know it was you, but I saw you.”



She narrowed her eyes on him. “You saw me?”



“You were having coffee with some man. I think he was your brother.”



“How do you know that?”



His cheeks flushed and he wiped his hand over his forehead. “Oh, well, the coffee shop was full. I saw you looking for a table. I was going to invite you to sit with me. You sat with some man and then when you left, you smiled at me, and then said something to him about having lunch with Dad.”



God, he was a crazy mess too, this man who kept her up all night.



 

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Bestselling Author Bernadette Marie is known for building families readers want to be part of. Her series The Keller Family has graced bestseller charts since its release in 2011, along with her other series and single title books. The married mother of five sons promises Happily Ever After always…and says she can write it, because she lives it.



When not writing, Bernadette Marie is shuffling her sons to their many events—mostly hockey—and enjoying the beautiful views of the Colorado Rocky Mountains from her front step. She is also an accomplished martial artist with a second degree black belt in Tang Soo Do.



A chronic entrepreneur, Bernadette Marie opened her own publishing house in 2011, 5 Prince Publishing, so that she could publish the books she liked to write and help make the dreams of other aspiring authors come true too.



Bernadette Marie is also the CEO of Illumination Author Events.


* Blitz * Fueled Obsession by Amanda Heartley

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Smokin' hot bad boy romance!
Weeks before wealthy Mollie DuBois graduates nursing school, she’s in residency at the local hospital where her determination to help the needy takes her to a small clinic on the wrong side of the tracks. The only thing Mollie wasn’t prepared for was going weak in the knees over Jackson Fitzgerald. An arrogant, but charming hard-bodied street racer who's determined to steal her heart, but what can the tattooed bad boy and the gorgeous good girl have in common?
After a horrific car accident, Jackson Fitzgerald is left fighting for his life and Mollie DuBois is by his side, determined to heal the hurt. Their worlds couldn't be more different. He's been beaten and broken all his life—her family’s wealth can move mountains. With an unquestionable attraction between them, Mollie just might be the woman to break through Jack’s hard exterior and discover that there is more to him than she ever expected.
...or will his sordid past dictate their future?
Find out in this exciting and captivating series of the Fueled Obsession story.
Length: Full-length novel, ~144,000 words.
Genre: New adult erotic romance
18+ for adult situations
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BESTSELLING NEW ADULT ROMANCE AUTHOR, AMANDA HEARTLEY was born and raised in Oklahoma, and now lives in the hustle and bustle of Southern California. She's still a country girl at heart with an insatiable weakness for strong, sexy men and feisty, erotic women. .

At home she plays Mom, chef, ninja, taxi and nurse, hanging out with her four wonderful kids and 3 lovable mutts. You can probably find her drinking a green smoothie, relaxing in the back yard, writing another sinfully sexy story.
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Blog Tour - A Soldier's Dawning by Lisa Survillas

Title: A Soldier's Dawning
Series: Happy Endings Resort #8
Author: Lisa Survillas
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 28, 2015
I am not just a Man. 

I am a Husband. A new father.

A Soldier.

I am Jason Reynolds.

For me, serving my country was supposed to make a better life for us all. Injured overseas, my only focus is healing for my family. When I’m given the news that my family will never be the same, I find myself drowning in pain. Talk about life being a cruel bitch. 

In search of a solitary life, I take up residence in a town far from my shattered life. The Happy Endings Resort seems to be the perfect place for me to nurse my wounds. Finding a job is easy, and Brandon’s garage is the perfect place to wallow in my misery. Somehow Brandon, seems to understand my need to work until I’m exhausted, and to keep to myself. He gives me the space I need to overcome my wounds . . . all of them. Little did I know he’d have a niece. 

Will these demons haunt me forever and drive me to hide from everyone and everything I’ve ever known? Will The Happy Endings Resort give me the solitude I need? Will the people here to be the cure I didn’t know I was longing for?





Inside it's like a blast to the past, and not my generation's past.  It's way into the past, a throwback to the 50s.  The booths are covered in red leather, with shiny white tabletops.  They stand out against the black and white checkerboard tiled floors.  Even the waitresses look like they're from the 50s, in light pink button-up dresses with white aprons.  As strange as it is, it's got a nice homey feel to it.  And it's packed, so the food must be pretty good. 

        After seating myself at the bar, I open the menu and see that it's similar to one at a soda shop.  I love a good burger, but my stomach does flips when I see the list of malts they offer.  I haven't had a good chocolate malt in ages. 

Ready for some good ol' American diner food, I wait patiently for the waitress to come my way.  When I hear her voice, I don't even bother looking up.  It doesn't matter who it is, I just need my food.  Gruffly, I place my order, "Burger, medium, with everything, fries, and a chocolate malt."

My attitude doesn't faze her.  She just replies, "I'll get it right out for you," and walks away.  I didn’t notice it the first time she spoke, but her voice has a song-like quality, just like Amelia’s; sweet, yet expressive.  I take a moment to swallow down the lump in my throat.  I can’t believe anything here reminds me of Amelia.  It shows me I made the right decision in not going home, since everything would remind me of her.

After a few minutes, she drops off a glass of water without a word.  Curious about the woman who would gladly ignore me in return, I look up as she walks away.  I can't see her face, but the sway of her hips and that tight ass make my cock take notice. 

I hear the easy rapport she has with the people around me.  Her laugh is contagious.  Every time I hear it I find myself smiling.  A genuine smile that I haven’t had in a long time.  When I turn around to see the people she’s talking to, you can see the joy on their faces as they engage with her. 

When my food arrives, I make a point to look up.  Although I know I'll never give myself the chance to love again, I'd be foolish to think that part of my body will get on board too.  What I don't expect is to look into her eyes and feel that electricity deep into my stomach. She is a vision, with big bright eyes that match her straw-colored hair.  She's on the shorter side, but in good shape.  I can't believe the pull she has on me. 

It's too much.  I throw a twenty down on the counter and practically run out of the diner without so much as a word.  I won't be able to go back in there.  She could be trouble for me and my life of solitude.  Her eyes were hypnotic. I'm pretty sure I could be drawn into them and never escape.

I throw the truck into drive as quickly as possible and get the hell out of there, making a mental note to steer clear of the diner when working.  I try to rationalize with myself that it was just hunger, but I know deep down it was more than that.  Fuck! I can't believe I let myself feel that.  It's only been a few weeks since I lost the love of my life, so there's no excuse for feeling like that now. 







Hi! I'm Lisa. I live in SUNNY SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA with my wonderful husband and two teenage children. With two kids in high school and involved in activities both inside and outside of school, I have a lot to juggle. When home, I lock myself inside the office to write. I've always loved to write, but life always seemed to be too busy. When inspiration finally hit, I made the most of the time hubby and kids were busy and published my first book in February 2014. I've published a total of 4 books in the past year and am hoping to bring you a few more before 2015 ends.


 




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