Monday, June 29, 2015

Book Blast, Giveaway & Interview: Lip Service by @Adele_Downs

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Adele Downs

Print Length: 116 pages

Publisher: Boroughs Publishing Group

Release Date: April 27, 2015


Genre: Hot contemporary romance

Book Description:

Getting Between Jack…

Orphaned at a young age, Legs Anderson owes her Aunt Ada everything. The stoic old lady raised her, and Ada’s warnings about men—and the Harris boys in particular—have stuck, even after her death. Of course, that could be because Ada stuck around, too.

…And His Legs

Patience is not one of Jack Harris’ virtues, and he’s waited too long to start a life with the woman he’s loved since childhood instead of them just knocking boots. Now Ada is interfering from beyond the grave, haunting the old Victorian house she bequeathed to her niece and reinforcing Legs’s fears of commitment.

But Jack won’t give up. No matter what trouble may follow, the house will be renovated, Ada will learn to let go, Legs will put her money where her mouth is… then Jack’ll put his lips everywhere else.

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"Move in with me, dammit. You’re the most stubborn woman I ever knew.”

Legs topped his coffee cup with fresh brew, easy as you please. “No more stubborn than you, since you keep askin’ the same old question. I have my own place.”

Jack frowned and stabbed his egg yolks, making them run. “Then let me live with you.”

“In my aunt’s house?” Legs asked like he was crazy.

“It’s your house now.”

“I’m trying to fix it up. I have to patch and paint. There’s no room for your things.”

“I’ll help you and then you’ll have plenty of space for me. And my stuff.”

Her ponytail shook with her reply. “Ada won’t like it. She’ll think it’s immoral.”

Jack leaned forward. “You talk about her like she’s still with us. She’s been gone over a year, sweetheart.” His voice dropped an octave and his brow creased. “Don’t you think she’d give in after all this time?”

Legs wrinkled her nose. “No. She thinks you’re a wanderer.”

Jack tossed down his fork. “I own a sporting goods store! I go fishing!”

He touched her hand when she got close enough and drew little circles around her wrist bone with a fingertip. The preschool teachers from Let’s Explore stifled sighs at the next table. “It’s time to let go, darlin’.” His expression turned earnest. “She raised you, I know. But I want to be with you now. It’s time to let me in.”

“Not if it means letting her go. I’m sorry, Jack. I just can’t do that to her.”

Jack sighed and returned to his breakfast. “We’ll talk about this again tomorrow.”


When did you first consider yourself a “writer”?

I’ve been writing stories since I was a child. I’ve been published since I was nineteen, although I wrote exclusively for newspapers and magazines until twelve years ago, when I made the transition to fiction and completed my first novel. I published erotic romance under another pen name for several years with publishers whose names you’d recognize, before making the switch to mainstream stories as Adele Downs.

Do you do another job except for writing and can you tell us more about it?

I write full-time. Publishing has been my career since 2006, when I sold my first novel.

What is the name of your latest book, and if you had to summarize it in less than 20 words what would you say?

LIP SERVICE is my new release. Jack Harris has loved Legs Anderson since they were kids. Now that he has her in his bed, he has no intention of letting her go. Aunt Ada has other ideas, even from the grave.

Who is your publisher? Or do you self-publish?

My publisher is Boroughs Publishing.

What can we expect from you in the future?  ie More books of the same genre? Books of a different genre?

I do have more books in the pipeline with my current publisher and am working on other books that are in various stages of completion. For a complete list of my published titles, please visit my Amazon Author Central page. All of my books are contemporary; but some feature cowboys, or firefighters and paramedics, and another has a Viking hero.

What genre would you place your books into?

My books are contemporary romance, some with a touch of magic or paranormal elements, like LIP SERVICE. I like to think our ordinary world contains a touch of magic.

What made you decide to write that genre of book?

I grew up in a household filled with books. My father read science fiction and thrillers exclusively and I believe his influence shaped my own tastes. I’ve never been much of a science fiction fan (sorry!) but I love thrillers and suspense novels. When I’m not reading romance, I’m reading thrillers and mysteries.

Do you have a favorite character from your books? And why are they your favorite?

The characters in my latest release are always my favorites. They are the hero and heroine commanding my full attention, though I love all the characters in my books.

Do you have a certain routine you have for writing? ie You listen to music, sit in a certain chair?

I’m fortunate to have an office inside my home where I can close the door, sit at my desk in my comfy desk chair, and write in peace and quiet. When I’m writing, I don’t like distractions, including music. When my characters are inside my head, I see and hear nothing else but them while I transcribe their story.

Do you read all the reviews of your book/books?

LOL. I usually do, yes.

Do you choose a title first, or write the book then choose the title?

Titles usually come organically while the story is being written. A phrase, symbol, or theme generates the title.

How do you come up with characters names and place names in your books?

Character names are important because they need to fit each character’s personality. I give a lot of thought to my character names. The heroine of LIP SERVICE, Linda Anderson, a.k.a. Legs Anderson, is a perfect example. You’ll have to read the book to find out why. J

Are character names and place names decided after their creation? Or do you pick a character/place name and then invent them?

The names and traits of my characters are developed in character studies before I begin writing my books. Each character is fully described physically and emotionally, including their front and back stories, until I can see them clearly in my mind. Once I know my characters, I develop their plotlines. The story twists and turns usually come organically after my characters become animated.

Which format of book do you prefer, eBook, hardback, or paperback?

I read almost exclusively on my Kindle, but I also like to read the occasional mass market or trade paperback. My own books are published digitally, but LIP SERVICE will also be available by print on demand.

What is your favorite book and Why?  Have you read it more than once?

Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden is my favorite book. The writing is lyrical and the story is riveting.

Your favorite food is?


Your favorite color is?


Your favorite Author is?

 I honestly can’t choose one. There are several wonderful romance and thriller writers whose work I enjoy.




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Adele Downs writes Contemporary Romance inside the office of her rural Pennsylvania home. She is a former journalist, published in newspapers and magazines in the USA, UK and Caribbean.

Adele is an active member of Romance Writers of America and her local RWA chapter where she serves as past-president. She has written several articles for RWR magazine (Romance Writers Report), and she has presented workshops for writers.

When Adele isn’t working on her current project, she can be found riding in her convertible or reading a book on the nearest beach.





Thursday, June 25, 2015

Book Blast, Giveaway & Interview: The Do It List by @gJillianStone

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Jillian Stone

Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance

Publisher: Jillian Stone

Date of Publication: June 19, 2015

ISBN: 978-0-9963459-1-0

Number of pages: 334

Word Count: 90,000

Cover Artist: Jillian Stone

Book Tagline: 10 sexual encounters. No strings attached.

Book Description:

Hotshot copywriter Gracie Taylor-Scott has a reputation—for her artfully edgy ads. A rising star at Darcy Wexler Dean, New York, the long hours are perfect cover for Gracie’s fear of intimacy issues.

Great job. Great pay. No life—including her on again off again sex life. Then one night, she is plunged into darkness with a handsome stranger.

Bradley Craig is the new head of DWD’s research division, and this ad man has secrets of his own. Much lauded in his field of consumer behavior, there’s a darker side to the attractive ad man—his erotic, list-maker side.

Gracie and Bradley are assigned to work on the biggest new business pitch Darcy Wexler Dean will be in all year, and the two tangle immediately, battling copy concepts and focus group findings along with their explosive attraction to each other.

Bradley has a proposition: they make a list. Ten erotic sexual encounters, no strings attached. What’s at stake? Two Super Bowl spots and two fragile hearts.


“Close the door, Gracie.”

I checked the hallway through the floor-to-ceiling glass by the exit. No one was about. Coworkers were in their offices, filling out time sheets, getting ready to call it a day.

I shut the door with a soft click.

“I believe there’s a light switch on the wall.” He used a huskier voice, more like the elevator Bradley.

I pressed the controls, and the conference room dimmed enough not to be seen by passersby, as long as we kept things quiet. Nose to the door, I stared at the smooth, matte-black surface.

“I know things got a little heated––” I stopped myself and cringed. Was I talking about last night or the testy words between us several minutes ago? And since when weren’t things heated between us? I sucked in a calming breath and exhaled silently.

It occurred to me, this attraction to Bradley might well be the hottest, most erotic experience of my life. I pivoted away from the door to face him.

“Sorry I can’t be more enthusiastic about creative testing, it’s just that I’ve been screwed by research in the past, and not in a good way.”

Bradley flopped down on the sofa and raked me over with his gaze. He patted the seat next to him. “You and I need to build some trust.”

I approached slowly. “Have you any idea how many focus groups I’ve sat through where smirking research geeks underlined every word or phrase that didn’t test high enough—some of them the best words and phrases I’ve ever written in my life?”

I dropped my bag on the floor for emphasis. “Just once, I’d like to believe research has my back.”

He clasped my wrist and tugged. “Since we’re going to be working closely together…” He pulled me lower.

I settled a knee to each side of his thighs and straddled him. It was about time I climbed on the man. “How close?”

“Intimate close.” He easily worked through the buttons of my pants.

“You’re staring at my belly button.”

“You have a piercing.” His gaze turned darker, hungrier—as if I were a mocha chocolate truffle and he had a craving for Godiva.


Character Name: Gracie Taylor-Scott

Character Bio:  

Gracie Taylor-Scott

Birthdate:  June 10, 1987

Birthplace: St Johns Hospital, Santa Monica, CA

Education: Pacific Palisades High, UCLA

Mother: Gwen Taylor, Blaxploitation Film Goddess

Father: Dr. James Scott, Surgeon

Siblings: 2 sisters (I deceased) 1 brother

Occupation: Advertising copywriter

Employer: Darcy Wexler Dean Advertising

Residence: 121 East Nineteenth Street, New York, NY 10003

Love Life: Sketchy––almost nonexistent. 






Describe yourself what is your worst and best quality?

Worst: I need people more than I let on. Best: Once I make friends I usually keep them. So I guess that means I’m a good friend.

What is the one thing you wish other people knew about you? I’ve become somewhat reclusive since arriving in New York. I really need to get out there and make new friends.

What is your biggest secret something no one knows about? 

Something very traumatic, but I can’t share my dark secret here, I don’t want to be a spoiler!

What are you most afraid of?

Intimacy in a relationship. Getting too close, getting hurt. I saw what my father’s infidelity did to my mother and I vowed to never let that happen to me.

What do you want more than anything?

Real Intimacy in a relationship. I know, crazy, right?

What is your relationship status?

Not so hot. In fact, my love life could be a whole lot hotter.

How would you describe your sense of fashion?

I’m okay on my own, but the art director I’m paired with at Darcy Wexler Dean is an amazing stylist. We do some serious sale shopping together.

How much of a rebel are you?

I can be stubborn and rebellious at times. I have a tendency to pick fights with research geeks at work. They tend to be all about the numbers and I’m all about the honesty and freshness of the message.

What do you consider to be your greatest achievement?

Oh gosh, so far I would have to say helping to raise my eight-year-old niece, Hannah. My older sister died in a hit and run auto accident, which is what brought me to New York City.

What is your idea of happiness?

 Great friends. A wonderful lover. Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel Gelato––eaten straight out of the container.

What is your current state of mind? 

Restless, looking to settle down, build a life with a great guy if I could ever find one. Actually, I may have found one.

What is your most treasured possession? 

My Parisian wrought iron sleigh bed­­––a flea market find.  The bed plays an important role in THE DO IT LIST. In fact, it’s practically a supporting character!

What is your most marked characteristic?

Bradley Craig, the new head of research, says it’s my blush.

What is it that you most dislike?

People who make it difficult for you to live your life or do good work. Fear-based people who operate out of jealousy, ignorance or prejudice.

Which living person do you most despise?

An old boyfriend named Troy Lambert. I can’t say I despise my father, but he’s got a lot to make up for.

What is your greatest regret?

That I ever went on a date with Troy Lambert.

What qualities do you most like in a man?

His courage and steadfastness. I’m pretty adept at pushing men away when they get too close. Bradley Craig just might be the man who can weather the storm that is Gracie Taylor-Scott.

What qualities do you most like in a woman? 

Strength, humor, trustworthiness­­––her ability to be a true friend.

Who is your favorite hero in fiction? 

 Atticus Finch. Because of his quiet steady morality and sense of justice. He’s also a great father. My mother is African American mixed race, and my father is white­­, a Scot with a brogue, no less!  I guess that makes me sensitive to the issues related to race.

Which living person do you most admire?

Harper Lee, Toni Morrison

If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be?

II take risks at work with my creative, but never with my private life. I definitely need to change that.

What is your motto?

Lordy, lordy, lordy. Probably some old southern axiom from Grandma Nona like: “Cain’t never could.” Translation: You never will if you don’t try.




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Jillian Stone was born a storyteller. A skill that got her into considerable trouble as a youth until she solved the problem by becoming an advertising creative. And the career did seem to suit her as she won many national ad awards including the Clio and the New York Art Director’s Club Gold. What more could she ask for? Create her own worlds? Become goddess of her own universe? Yes! So, she began to write fiction. Her Victorian Romantic Suspense novel AN AFFAIR WITH MR. KENNEDY won the 2010 Golden Heart and sold to Pocket Books. Her sexy, controversial steampunk novel THE SEDUCTION OF PHAETON BLACK won the 2010 Romance Through The Ages Erotica category and sold to Kensington Brava. Jillian lives in California and is currently writing a new spin-off novel to the Gentlemen of Scotland Yard series as well as book #2 in the DO IT LIST series.


Twitter: @gJillianStone



Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Book Blast - The Emerald Virgin by @blushingravyn

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   Title: The Emerald Virgin Series: Gem Apocalypse Book One

TheEmeraldVirgin_500x755 (2) Author: Ravyn Rayne Publisher: Blushing Books Published: June 19th, 2015 Genre: Dystopian Erotica   Blurb: Emerald – a girl with green eyes and a rarity after the horrific genocide that slaughtered millions. After the war, King Gideon rose in power. A lust-filled and greedy king that believed in the power of slavery. At eighteen, women were required to come before King Gideon and his four sons, to offer themselves as a courtesan. The princes took only those they found most attractive and alluring. The rest were returned to their homes with a brand on their wrist proving they had been through the process and rejected. Ignoring the ritual was punishable by death. Aria Stone had been kept hidden from the princes and the ceremony, because she was an Emerald. At twenty-three, the royal guards storm her home, murder her mother, and drag her to court. She must face the four princes. A dystopian erotic adventure.    

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  "You are a handful. I should have known that's why Henry walked right on by without so much as a second glance. For a brother that likes gems, he must have known the trouble one would cause." Aria sneered at James. "Tell me you don't believe it." Emeralds, people with green eyes, are known to be power and money hungry. Does James think that about her? It's not true. No part of the belief system created to destroy the world in genocide was true. How could James think of her like that? She may not be easy or pleasant at times, but she wasn't what the enemy said. James shifted in his seat. "Of course not, but you are trouble. I can see it in you, the rebellious streak. My father will beat it out of you." "So what? I'm supposed to pretend it doesn't bother me that he ordered the execution of my mother and dragged me from my home, drugged me, stripped me naked, and stole my freedom? No part of what you and your father are doing is okay." James grimaced. "I am sorry about your mother. I can't change our world, but I can protect you here."       

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  The Gem Apocalypse series has quite a bit to do with eye color, what color eyes do you have? Mine are green. I guess you could say authors always find ways to pull elements of themselves or real life into their stories.   Speaking of real life elements, do you use any true stories in your fiction? Fiction is that for a reason. My life wouldn't make a great book (at least not a romance novel). With that being said, Dating Wars (Federal Agent Chronicles Book 2) does delve a little into some real dating horror stories that I've experienced. A few are true, some are fictitious. I'll let you be the judge.   First dystopian novel you read and fell in love with? In college I read The Handmaid's Tale for a Sociology class. I loved the novel and quite honestly it was probably the first book I ever read for school that I went back to read other works by that author. At the time I read it, I thought it more science fiction (and it is). I had no idea there was a category called Dystopian fiction.   Will we get to see more of the other brothers, especially those that have a little less book time? I would love to do that! The plan is to do a spin-off series featuring Aaron and maybe some time with Henry too, along with more of the courtesans.   teaser3 - Emerald Virgin    

Ravyn RayneAbout the Author

Ravyn is a sassy, fun-loving, and adventure-seeking young woman. She loves to travel and can’t wait for her next vacation, wherever it might be.
Ravyn writes romantic erotica. She began writing romance novels in college, spending her down time either reading a book or writing fiction. Please don’t make her choose between the two, she loves them equally.
Although BURNING DESIRE is her debut romantic erotica novel, it is not her first published book. She has been published professionally since 2013. You can find her other books here.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Book Blast, Giveaway & Interview: In the Halls of the Mountain Troll by @TanithDavenport

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Tanith Davenport

Genre: Erotic romance

Publisher: Totally Bound

Date of Publication: 29 May 2015

ISBN: 9781784305741

Number of pages: 62

Word Count: 15188

Cover Artist: Posh Gosh

Book Description:

Astri Ingebrigtsen has no time for romance. A member of an elite team of trollhunters, tasked with controlling and concealing the troll population, her days are too full to focus on anything else, so filled with nightmarish brutality that her nights have become dreamless. So when hot researcher Kai joins the crew to help them in their latest job, hunting a mountain troll, Astri ignores the chemistry between them—something her jealous teammate Micke fails to do.

Astri knew Micke was a jerk, but even she never expected him to send Kai up into the mountains alone to face the troll, unaware that she was asleep in the trailer. Now, trapped in the mountains with a destroyed car, she and Kai need to work together to confront the creature, and their bond grows—but even if they get out alive, can Astri trust Kai with her heart?


Rain spattered the windows of the café, mist making the sunlight bleak. At a table by the wall a man was sitting with a breakfast tray, a small stack of paper on the seat beside him, oblivious to the sideways glances given by the other customers. His messy beard, tousled brown hair and heavy duffel coat gave him the appearance of a slightly cleaned-up vagrant.

“This place is too expensive.” Astri Ingebrigtsen dropped her food on the table and sat down across from him, throwing her dark hair back out of her face. “At this price these eggs should be gold-plated.”

“Get Micke to pay.” Otto grunted, looking down as he dug through his paperwork. “He wanted to stop here.”

“I did. He moaned.”

Otto rolled his eyes just as Micke appeared beside him, breakfast in hand. Without a word Micke picked up the papers then dumped them unceremoniously on Otto’s tray before sitting down with his own.

“Paying for Lise’s too?” Astri asked casually.

“Get lost,” Micke snapped.

As Lise joined them with her own food, Astri turned her attention to her breakfast, smiling to herself. Micke was so easy to wind up.

But God, it had been a miserable week. She cast a rueful glance out of the window to where their trailers sat in the car park, each attached to a Jeep. They were a necessity when they were on a job that required travel, but try as they might, it was impossible to keep them properly warm inside, even with the help of space heaters and extra blankets.

And this had been a long job. Traveling every day, out hunting every damned night. She was beginning to think it would never be over.

Otto was spreading a map out on the windowsill, eating his svele one-handed as he ran a finger along the road markings. The shrill ring of a mobile phone cut through the air and he cursed, dropping his fork and burrowing his hand into his coat pocket.

“Otto here.” He paused. “Not yet. We left Trondheim this morning.”

Astri exchanged glances with Lise. This sounded important.

“We should get there around two. We’ve booked ahead. Tell him to wait in our cabin.” Otto hung up the phone and eyed Astri and Lise, who looked back at him innocently.

“That was Gunther. Our new addition will be meeting us in Orkanger.”

“What did you say his name was?” Lise asked through a mouthful of bread.

“Kai. Kai Amundsen.” Otto glared at Micke, who had let out a dismissive snort. “Enough, Micke.”

“We don’t need more people.” Micke twisted in his seat to face Otto, his mouth twisted in disgust. “Too many of us attracts attention. And we don’t need a greenhorn holding us back.”

“We’ve been over this. We need his research to capture it.” Otto held up a hand to forestall any further response. “This is not negotiable. Eat.”

“He’s right, Micke,” Lise cut in. “We’ve been chasing it for weeks. This could mean we finally catch it.”

Micke slammed his fist on the table, making the cutlery jump. “I do not need some college student to tell me how to do my job. When he’s never in his life caught a tr—”


About to snap back at Astri, Micke caught her eye and shut his mouth. Astri hastily scanned the room to see if anyone had overheard.

It didn’t seem like it. A few heads had turned at his outburst, but apparently nobody had picked up on that last dangerous word.


Character Name: Astri Ingebrigtsen

Character Bio: A member of a team of Norwegian trollhunters, skilled in weapons use and climbing.


Describe yourself what is your worst and best quality?

My worst quality is that I can be quick to judge people. My best is probably my resilience and take-charge attitude.

What is the one thing you wish other people knew about you?

That there's more to me than trolls!

What are you most afraid of?

After spending my life trapping and killing trolls, I'm not sure I'm afraid of anything. I see too much in my line of work that's horrifying. Probably seeing someone I love being killed.

What do you want more than anything?

To find someone who I can just be with, without any expectations.

What is your relationship status?

I've been single for years - I didn't have time for men until Kai joined our team. Most men are intimidated by me anyway.

How would you describe your sense of fashion?

"This will do." I'm not a follower of fashion. I wear whatever works.

What is your idea of happiness?

To be surrounded by the people you love.

What is your most treasured possession?

A geode my father got me. It's small, but it's connected to my family.

What is your most marked characteristic?

Probably my attitude. I don't let anything stand in my way.

What is it that you most dislike?

People who don't pull their weight.

Which living person do you most despise?

My team-mate Micke. I've had to put up with his crap for a long time and he's the kind of person you can get really sick of.

What is the quality you most like in a man?

Inner strength.

What is the quality you most like in a woman?

Probably the same as for men - inner strength. I expect to work with people as partners, not carrying anyone's weight.

Who is your favorite hero in fiction?

I like action novels, so probably someone like Jack Ryan.

Which living person do you most admire?

I admire people who work for animals, not necessarily out in the field, so it would probably be Jackson Galaxy.

If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be?

Maybe to be a bit less judgemental. I know I tend to get strong opinions about people too quickly.




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Tanith Davenport began writing erotica at the age of 27 by way of the Romantic Novelists' Association New Writers' Scheme. Her debut novel "The Hand He Dealt" was released by Total-e-Bound in June 2011 and was shortlisted for the Joan Hessayon Award for 2012.

Tanith has had short stories published by Naughty Nights Press and House of Erotica. She loves to travel and dreams of one day taking a driving tour of the United States, preferably in a classic 1950s pink Cadillac Eldorado.

Tanith's idea of heaven is an Indian head massage with a Mojito at her side.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Cover Reveal–Beloved Enemy by Hywela Lyn @Hywela_Lyn

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TITLE – Beloved Enemy SERIES – The Destiny Trilogy AUTHOR – Hywela Lyn GENRE – Science Fiction Romance PUBLISHER – The Wild Rose Press COVER ARTIST – Rae Monet



Cat Kincaid is obsessed with killing the man she believes is responsible for the torture and death of her sister, but when she eventually catches up with him, survival becomes a greater priority than revenge.
Kerry Marchant, haunted by memories, regret and self-blame, shields himself from the pain of the past by committing himself totally to the starship, Destiny, of which he is part owner. However, the beautiful, red haired woman who reminds him of his lost love, and who he suspects is working for a corrupt regime, represents a possible threat not only to the ship, but to his heart.
Marooned on an inhospitable planet, they need to work together to stay alive, fighting not only unknown assailants, but their growing attraction. But how can they learn to trust each other when he has vowed never to get close to a woman again, and she made a solemn pledge to destroy him?

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Before she could fire, Kerry let off another barrage of plasma bolts into the river, then leapt toward her and ripped the severed tentacle from her leg. It flapped around on the wet grass. She scrambled to her knees, still slightly winded and fired at the hideous thing. The foliage around it flared for a moment with an eerie green flame and the tentacle shrivelled into a slimy black mass, emitting a pungent odour and causing her to gag for a moment.
“It seems I was mistaken about the creature being dead.” Kerry prodded the smouldering mass with his boot and looked across over the water. “It is now.” He leaned down and grasped her wrist to haul her to her feet. “Are you hurt?”
“No, I don’t think so.” Her shoulder was sore and probably bruised but she’d live. She tried to control her shivering. The incident affected her more than she wanted to admit. Kerry’s proximity, naked to the waist, his lithe body shining from the water droplets that still clung to his skin, his legs swathed in tight black leather, did nothing to help. The last thing she wanted was for him to realise how scared she’d been when she thought a snake attacked her. “Thanks. That was close. It would have been a bit ironic if I’d been killed by the same creature I saved you from.”
She realized he still grasped her wrist. She tried to move away, but he pulled her back, obliging her to turn to him.
“You are trembling.”
“I’m fine.”
“No,” he said. “You’re not.” He pulled her closer and his eyes softened, his gaze holding her mesmerized. She opened her mouth to try to speak, but in the same instant he put his hand under her chin and his lips closed over hers.


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Hywela Lyn has lived most of her life in Wales, and the beautiful countryside and legends inspired her to write. Although she now lives in a small village in England, she is very proud of her Welsh heritage and background. She enjoys weaving romantic tales of the future, and distant, mysterious worlds. Her pen name is a combination of her first two names. 'Hywela’ is Welsh and her first name but it was never used and she has always been called by her second Christian name, Lyn. One thing remains constant in her writing: The power of love. Love, not only between her hero and heroine, but between friends and siblings, and for their particular world and the creatures that share it.
She is crazy about all animals, especially horses. She lives with her long suffering husband, Dave, and has two horses, two ferrel cats and an adopted lovable but manic terrier called Choccy.
Hywela Lyn’s debut novel, 'Starquest', a futuristic romance was published by The Wild Rose Press who also published her second book in the Destiny series, 'Children of the Mist'. ‘Beloved Enemy’ which continues the Destiny series is coming soon from the same publisher.




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Book Blast & Giveaway–Palace Secrets by Ravyn Rayne @blushingravyn

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TITLE – Palace Secrets SERIES – Palace Secrets #1 AUTHOR – Ravyn Rayne GENRE – Romantic Erotica, Historical PUBLICATION DATE – June 6, 2015 LENGTH (Pages/# Words) - 25k words PUBLISHER – Blushing Books COVER ARTIST – Blushing Books



Love comes in many forms and always at a price.
At twenty-three, Princess Isabella must settle down for the sake of her kingdom. Caught up in a secret affair with her lady-in-waiting, Hannah, the princess knows it can only last for so long.
When Prince Alexander arrives to court her, he confides that his father is on his death bed, and he will be crowned king soon. Isabella hastily agrees to the proposal, desiring to be queen, knowing little about her soon to be husband.
Murder, secrets, and lies combine with menage, spanking, and erotic encounters in this steamy medieval romance.


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"Ella?" He knocks on the door across the hall, my chambers.
Both of us grow silent, not wanting Alexander to find us. I squeeze Hannah's hand tight, afraid to let go. I know I'm a princess and possibly now a queen, but that doesn't change the love I feel for Hannah and the trust I implore her with.
His knock grows louder, more insistent. "Ella, are you in there?" He tries again. Getting no response, I hear the door across the hall squeak open. Obviously I hadn't locked it because I wasn't in the room. His boots stomp through the corridor and away from our chambers.
I keep my voice low, not wanting to alert anyone stepping into the hall that Hannah's room is occupied. "Now what?" I ask her. I'm terrified of the man I married. He's a man with too much power. I was warned of such princes's existing in their quest for the crown. Had I been wrong judging Alexander when we first met? He'd intentionally swept me off my feet and charmed my parents letting him take me away in a whirlwind. I should have delayed the wedding, gotten to know him better. Did he have any siblings? Were they too murdered so he could ascend the throne? My stomach aches and I feel as though I may never be able to eat again. How will I face Alexander with what I know? I've never been very good at pretending. How will I lie beside him at night and act like I'm falling in love with him? Last night it came easy, but now that I know what he's capable of, I fear for my life.


Ravyn is a sassy, fun-loving, and adventure-seeking young woman. She loves to travel and can’t wait for her next vacation, wherever it might be.
Ravyn writes romantic erotica. She began writing romance novels in college, spending her down time either reading a book or writing fiction. Please don’t make her choose between the two, she loves them equally. Prefer less steamy novels? Try her out here.



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Monday, June 15, 2015

Book Blast, Giveaway & Interview: Two Princes: The Biker and The Billionaire by Victoria Danann @vdanann

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clip_image002Two Princes: The Biker and The Billionaire

Sons of Sanctuary

Book 1

Victoria Danann

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Publisher: 7th House Publishing,

Imprint of Andromeda LLC

Date of Publication: June 16, 2015

Number of pages: 300

Word Count: 90,000

Cover Artist: Victoria Danann

Book Description:

Brigid Roan is a graduate student at the University of Texas. She had no trouble getting her thesis approved, but finding a Hill Country motorcycle club willing to give her access to their lifestyle had started to seem impossible. Then she got a lead. A friend of a friend had a cousin with ties to The Sons of Sanctuary.

What she wanted was information to prove a proposition. What she didn’t want was to fall for one of the members of the club. Especially since she had set out to prove that motorcycle clubs are organized according to the same structure as primitive tribal society.

Brash Fornight was standing in line at the H.E.B. Market when his world tipped on its axis. While waiting his turn to check out, his gaze had wandered to the magazine display and settled on the new issue of “NOW”. The image on the cover, although GQ’d up in an insanely urbane way, was… him.

After reading the article, Brash threw some stuff in a duffle and left his club, The Sons of Sanctuary, with a vague explanation about needing a couple of days away. He left his Jeep at the Austin airport and caught a plane for New York, on a mission to find the guy who was walking around with his face.

Two brothers, one a player, one a playboy, are on a collision course with destiny and a woman who thought she won a prize when she was allowed a look inside the Sons of Sanctuary MC.

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“Sir?” Brash Fornight gradually became aware that someone behind him in the grocery checkout line was trying to get his attention. “Sir?” He refocused and glanced behind him. The woman leaning on a cart overflowing with chip bags and cookie boxes nodded toward the cashier indicating that it was his turn to move forward. Brash looked her in the eye and had to give her props. Most people wouldn’t have the balls to try to herd a guy wearing Sons of Sanctuary MC leather.

The club employed a woman who cooked and did grocery shopping several times a week as part of her job description, but Brash didn’t like to explain his relentless craving for peanuts and he liked being teased about it even less. He didn’t know whether it was the Vitamin B or the fat or just because he liked the taste, but he couldn’t imagine going a day without them.

That’s how he came to be standing statue still In the grocery checkout line, being prompted by some woman with more nerve than sense. While he was waiting, his eyes drifted over the magazine display and settled on the cover of “NOW”, on the Most Eligible Bachelor edition no less. The debonair figure staring back was wearing Brash’s own face and body. He looked different with short hair and a four thousand dollar suit with the shirt fashionably open at the neckline, but the similarity was inescapable.

On impulse he grabbed the magazine and tossed it onto the conveyor belt with his week’s stash of peanuts.

He stuffed the bags into the saddlebags of his bike and roared toward home, nervously tapping his fingers on handlebars at red lights, riding on shoulders to keep from slowing down. He was anxious to get to the privacy of his own room and read about Branach St. Germaine.

Two beers, one jar of peanuts, and one “NOW” article later, Brash was sitting on the edge of his bed looking at the wall, seeing nothing but his own heavy thoughts. He pulled out his phone, looked up a website, and waited on hold for ten minutes to hear the time of the next flight from Austin to New York.

There was a flight to Newark in a little over three hours. He looked at his watch and calculated the time it would take to drive from Dripping Springs at that time of day. As he booked the flight, he stood up, walked to the small closet, grabbed a duffel bag, and began shoving stuff into it. Ten minutes later, he closed his door and locked it, threw the duffel over his shoulder, and headed straight for the office downstairs. He dropped the duffel on the hallway floor beside the closed door and knocked.

“Yeah?” Brash looked inside, glad that his dad was by himself, and stepped in. “What’s up?”

“I’m takin’ personal time, Pop. Gonna be gone for a couple of days.”

“What the hell is ‘personal time’?”

The gruffness made Brash smile. “It means I’m not gonna be here if you call and I’m not tellin’ you why.”

The Sons of Sanctuary President looked up at Brash, over the top of his readers, and narrowed his eyes. “You got a secret?”

“Everybody’s got secrets.”

Brandon Fornight studied his son for a minute. “True enough. Is it the kind of secret that could affect this club?”

Brash shook his head. “Don’t see how.”

“Well, then. See you… When did you say you’d be back?”

“I didn’t.”

“Bein’ purposefully vague, are you?”

Brash grinned. “That’s why they call it personal time. But I expect to be back Friday.”

“You gonna have your phone with you?” When Brash nodded, Bran looked back down at his ledger in a deliberately dismissive gesture. “Well, get outta here then.”

Brash parked his bike in the airplane hangar. The structure had already been on the property when the club had bought it and turned it into a compound twenty years earlier. They used part of it for vehicle maintenance and repair and part for parking.

Some of the guys who were working looked over and shot curious glances his way when Brash threw his duffel into his pickup and started it up, but it wasn’t their way to ask questions. The Sons figured that if somebody wanted you to know something, they’d tell you.

Brash took a cab to a midtown hotel, wondering all the way why human beings would choose to live in such a place. As he slid his credit card across the hotel counter to the agent on duty, he glanced at the name, Brandon Fornight. It seemed unlikely that it was a coincidence that that the mysterious look-alike’s first name began with the same four letters. He ordered room service and pulled out his laptop.

Getting intel on the guy didn’t take advanced ops. Within an hour Brash knew where Brannach St. Germaine worked, what kind of car he drove, what kind of women he dated, who his tailor was, and where he liked to dine. There was no shortage of photos online, but the one that grabbed his attention wasn’t one of the many with starlets or debutantes on his arm. It was the one taken with his arm around his mother as they were arriving together for some red carpet fundraiser. Brash had an almost irresistible compulsion to reach up and touch her face on the screen in front of him.

The knock on the door signaled that room service had arrived. It cost a fortune, but looked and tasted like shit. So he closed the computer and went out for a walk to clear his head and find something edible.


Did you always wanted to be a writer? If not what did you want to be?

My earliest thought was singer/ musician. I also liked to create glamorous evening gowns. As a child I divided my time equally between those two things and writing novels. Although I did have a Classic Rock band and was an evening wear designer with a New York showroom, I didn’t write as an adult until three years ago.

When did you first consider yourself a “writer”?

Age 8.

How long did it take to get your first book published?

I went Indie right away. So I published when it was finished.

Do you do another job except for writing and can you tell us more about it?

No. My writing career provided a full time living within four months of publishing my first book. I was very lucky. That’s a story you don’t hear often.

What is the name of your latest book, and if you had to summarize it in less than 20 words what would you say?

TWO PRINCES: The Biker and The Billionaire releases June 16. It’s basically a reimagining of The Prince and The Pauper with a large dollop of romance. The back story is set up in A Season in Gemini which appears in Summer Fire.

Who is your publisher? Or do you self-publish?

I have been approached by big publishers, but wouldn’t give up Indie for anything. I can write what I want, when I want, and publish when it’s ready to go. Not to mention that I make more money.

How long does it usually take you to write a book, from the original idea to finishing writing it?

Depends entirely on what else is going on in my life. Three to five months.

What can we expect from you in the future?  ie More books of the same genre? Books of a different genre?

A Season in Gemini and Two Princes are my debut into contemporary romance. I won Best Paranormal Romance Series the last two years in a row (2013, 2014) and was ready to break out into something different.

Do you have a favorite character from your books? And why are they your favorite?

Sir Rammel Hawking, prince of elves and Black Swan knight. As to why, he’s my favorite, you just have to read My Familiar Stranger, the first book of the Black Swan series. I’m not alone. He’s book boyfriend extraordinaire to many fantasies.

Do you read all the reviews of your book/books?

I did for the first three years. Now I go for months at a time without thinking about it.

Do you choose a title first, or write the book then choose the title?

My process is very different. I was a graphics illustrator for about fourteen years so I do my own covers. I usually design the cover of the book before I begin outlining. So, yeah. Title first.

How do you come up with characters names and place names in your books?

I can answer that question for the future. I went to the Houston Rodeo this year with family. As the cowboy’s names came across the big screen, I was enthralled. My daughter agreed that a lot of cowboy moms are romance fans because the names were to die for. I bought a program and brought it home. LOL

Are there any hidden messages or morals contained in your books? (Morals as in like Aesops Fables type of "The moral of this story is..")

Absolutely. I learned a long time ago that change begins with a culture’s stories.

What is your favorite book and Why?  Have you read it more than once?

Memnoch the Devil, Anne Rice. Yes. I’ve read it more than once. As a student of both myth and religious studies, I was astounded at the brilliance with which this vampire book mirrored my own beliefs.

Your favorite singer/group is?

David Coverdale


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USA Today Bestselling Author, Victoria Danann, is making her debut into Contemporary Romance with releases in May and June 2015, after taking the world of PNR by storm.

Her Knights of Black Swan series won Best Paranormal Romance Two years in a Row (2013, 2014). ~Reviewers Choice Awards, The Paranormal Romance Guild.

Victoria’s paranormal romances come with uniquely fresh perspectives on “imaginary” creatures, characters, and themes. She adds a dash of scifi, a flourish of fantasy, enough humor to make you laugh out loud, and enough steam to make you squirm in your chair. Her heroines are independent femmes with flaws and minds of their own whether they are aliens, witches, demonologists, psychics, past life therapists, or financial analysts from Dallas. Her heroes are hot and hunky, but they also have brains, character, and good manners – usually – whether they be elves, demons, berserkers, werewolves, or vampires.

The first book of the Knights of Black Swan Paranormal Romance Series, My Familiar Stranger, was nominated for Best Paranormal Romance of 2012 by both Reviewers’ Choice and Readers’ Choice Awards. All of her books have opened on the Amazon Best Sellers list and earned Night Owl Reviews Top Pick awards.

Many have appeared on Listopia Book of the Month as #1 across all genres.

For books published in 2013, Black Swan won three awards.

1. Best Paranormal Romance Series

2. Best Paranormal Romance Novel – A SUMMONER’S TALE

3. Best Vampire~Shifter Novel – MOONLIGHT.

In 2014, Solomon’s Sieve won Best Vampire Novel.

Photo- If you’re interested in me personally, I am also a classically trained musician who defected to Classic Rock and that’s my first love. Yeah. Even more than writing.

This is Roadhouse, the very best in Classic Rock, taken near The Last Concert Cafe, Houston Texas, 2011. I was the utility player which means I played rhythm guitar, keyboards, sang backups and a few leads.