Tuesday, October 13, 2015

'Life & Literature (Based on a true Ukranian-American Love Story)' by Gala T. Grey & C.S. Alice



LIFE & LITERATURE is written as literary romance. Authors Gala T. Grey & C. S. Alice interact with fine literature and write in an epistolary format, with their letters tracing the protagonist's (Olga's) path to self-discovery. The story is based on a true Ukrainian-American love story; it's cross-cultural and progresses as Olga becomes the woman life intended. She overcomes her insecurities to enjoy a complete and fulfilling male-female relationship, characterised by her willingness to share, feel vulnerable, and trust David to protect her. Lovemaking in the broadest definition of "expressing love" becomes selfless, with Olga's expression of her passions as most important. In some ways this story in the continuing “Life in Literature” series is a manifesto for women and how they should be loved.

Read the introduction:
“Last night was wonderful and I struggled to comprehend what happened as we made love for hours, fell asleep in each other's arms, and awoke to make love again. You were beautiful in your black tights and dress with open sleeves, as well as wonderful and passionate as we made love. We loved each other slowly to enjoy each kiss and caress; I encouraged you to enjoy even more freedom in our love making; and you openly told me what you wanted; you guided me and we would have loved each other through the night and awoken side-by-side in the morning, under different circumstances. This will happen very soon, if you are willing.” 
“We were comical at times as we grappled with the limitations of the backseat, but we laughed about our awkwardness and discovered new ways to enjoy each other; and we shared intimate conversations as we made love. I cannot contain my admiration for you; you are incredibly beautiful and I cannot resist you. You are my soul mate, the gentle woman who quiets my soul and allows me to give and receive love. You wanted me to express my love for you and I did; "I love only you and cannot imagine ever feeling this way again. I would love you forever and you would feel loved every day; you would never doubt my devotion; I would enable you to be the delicate and vulnerable woman life intended; I would protect you from the harshness of life, as I already do; and I would help you become Lily Bollinger great, as you enjoyed exceptional experiences and invested in yourself. Your passions have become mine and you would never relinquish your place as the focus of my life. Nothing and no one could be more important." We shared words of love last night and this excited me as much as the physical intimacy; you spoke of your acceptance of us; and something impossible happened within me.” 
C. S. Alice

Now read about The First Kiss:
Dearest Olga, 
It feels like I can remember every second of our time together with vivid detail and there was a moment in the car that just knocked me out. 
You were nervous and began to overthink rather than feel. I cupped your face in my hands, came close, looked into your eyes, and said, "We're not going to do that." You looked beautiful with your hair already mussed, framing your face, your chin tucked in, and your eyes carrying the expression of an innocent and uncertain girl. It was as if you were twenty years younger and first exploring your sexuality. You captured my heart in that moment. I held you tight to my chest, repeated the phrase, "You're alright; just relax," and could feel your skin quickly warm and turn moist. You raised your mouth to mine and we shared many, many unrestrained and exploring kisses in the kind of embrace that can only happen when intense passion takes over and two people disappear into one. The air rushes from my chest and I still feel weak just recalling that moment. You say I'm the poet; I'm just relating an experience we created together and it was beautiful. 
You were absolutely bouncy when we took a brief walk. You stood at the harbour’s edge and announced in a celebratory tone, “I want a picnic with champagne.” We'll soon make this happen. 
With love,



About author C.S. Alice:

CS Alice enjoyed a productive career publishing in science for more than twenty years, with forays into the application of neuroscience in life; and in 2013 ventured into writing literary fiction in collaboration with Gala T. Grey. LIFE AND LITERATURE marks the inaugural publication for Grey and Alice in the promising series, "a Life in Literature," written in an epistolary format (exchange of love letters) between Olga and David: an elegant Ukrainian woman and thoughtful American. The immediacy of desires and insecurities expressed in near-daily letters, as well as the desire to author a life worthy of fine literature, notably distinguish the stories of Grey and Alice. Readers will feel the realism and aesthetic beauty of a cross-cultural, male-female friendship told through the eyes and hearts of this modern-day Barrett and Browning.

'A Promise Kept' by K.S. David


Quinn McGuire only wanted to lay her mother to rest. She planned hustle out of Hayden County, Kentucky once it was all done and never look back. The town held nothing but bad memories for her. She’ll never forget the echoes of children’s taunts calling her poor trash and whispers about her daddy's crimes. With the exception of her best friend, Jack Lassiter, there was no one in Hayden she cared about - and she’d even been hiding from him for the last two years. But in less than 24-hours after her arrival, Quinn’s brother gets arrested for murder, derailing her plans for a quick exit. Quinn has to find a way to clear his name, but dark shadows from her past threaten her efforts - and her sanity. And as she moves closer to the truth she becomes a target of the real killer.

Read an excerpt:
Jack was an intentional man who rarely did anything that didn’t serve a purpose. When he trained his shrewd green eyes upward, I realized it had been his aim to touch me. My reaction to his hug earlier hadn’t gone unnoticed.

Taking the swing next to him, I pushed off gently and moved back and forth.

“How long are you going to be home this time?” he asked. There was no reservation in his voice - no indication there had been a break or shift in our friendship. His easy way belied the fact that we hadn’t spoken in over two years. 
Shrugging, I said, “Dunno, a couple of weeks I guess. I figure it will take that long to settle Ava’s affairs - sell the house and do something with the salon.” 
The answer seemed to satisfy him, and an awkward silence settled between us as an afternoon breeze whistled and tossed dry leaves across the yard. We shared the same birth date, but at thirty-eight, there was wisdom in Jack’s face that made him seem wiser than his years.

I sighed and looked at the sky before speaking. “I’m sorry for not staying in touch.” 
He took a sip of coffee and nodded toward me. “And.” 
“And…” I hesitated, “you are… my best friend, and you deserve more than that.”

He rolled his eyes. “And... you are going to tell me why you disappeared without a word for two years.” 
Taking a deep breath, I shook my head slowly before looking at him. “No,” I said quietly. “Not yet. I will tell you one day but not right now.”


About the author:

K. S. David lives in the Mid-Atlantic with her husband, their three children and a menagerie of pets. New storylines are constantly running through her head. She keeps notebooks tucked in pockets of the car, the nightstand and makes voice recordings just about all day long. She's addicted to true life mysteries and crime shows, both of which marry well with a great romance.

Monday, October 12, 2015

'Every Man Wants More Than One (A romantic comedy for Heathens)' by P.R. Paige on Kindle Scout!


Is monogamy dead?

"Every Man Wants More Than One" tells the quirky tale of four rebels, one man and three women who decide to defy the one-man-one-woman lifestyle in order to pursue the ultimate taboo.

Read an excerpt and nominate this book for the Kindle Scout program! More details available when you visit the link above.

About the author:
P.R. Paige is a devout journaler, having kept a diary since age thirteen. Her favorite movie of all-time is “The Wolf of Wall Street” as she cannot get enough of eccentric characters, whether in real life or fiction. She never forgets people who tell her personal secrets as she is the most curious person on the face of the planet. Though she loves to talk, she is an even better listener. Kind people occupy a special place in her heart.

'Revolution' by Adrienne Dunning


A woman on the run. A man devastated by a past marked with tragedy. Neither would ever have imagined their lives would change because of a war fought over two centuries ago.

Nate Emerson has spent the last few years wrapped in grief. It’s a weary burden, but one he has inevitably come to accept. Unexpectedly, Nate finds the walls he built around himself tested when confronted with a stranger at his family’s colonial homestead. Could she be the one to show him how to finally let go of the past?

Meg Grey finds herself at loose ends in the historical town of Yorktown, Virginia. Fleeing from a life she’d sooner forget, she simply wants to remain invisible. Spending a few weeks in an old farmhouse on the boundary of a Revolutionary War battlefield seems like the best way to accomplish that, yet Meg soon discovers that she isn’t alone in the old, neglected home. Sights and sounds that can’t be explained. Shadows and apparitions.

Will the spirits of revolution draw two people together, or will forces beyond their control keep them each imprisoned with their own personal demons?


About the author:

Adrienne Dunning is simply a Southern gal who has fun playing poorly at golf when she’s not crafting novels. She loves all forms of expression—writing, dancing, cooking, talking—and does them frequently and with abandon. She lives in coastal North Carolina and uses that region as the setting for many of her stories.

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'Abducted: Reconnaissance Team (Texas Rangers Special Ops)' by TC Archer


She came for the fashion show. He came to catch a killer.

The El Paso fashion gala was slated to be the hottest event of the year and a must do if Liz Monahan, the creative brains behind Nina Bruno Designs, was to vault the company to the big time. Circumstances put Liz at the party in one of her own creations, escorted by a young, handsome model hired to show her off to the well-known and well-established. But Liz didn't count on her date being an undercover Texas Ranger who is investigating a human trafficking ring. She also didn't count on being kidnapped and trafficked herself.

When Texas Ranger Ben Hunter slips away from Liz Monahan at the gala and begins his investigation, he couldn't be more surprised to arrive in Juarez, Mexico to find her held captive by infamous human trafficker Carlos Sanchez. In order to save her, Ben must commit murder. Hers.

Read an excerpt:
He shrugged. “I’m not the one who said a woman isn’t attractive after twenty-five.” 
“You’ll likely think differently when you reach thirty.” 
He smiled and her heart skipped a beat. His smile could stop traffic. Suddenly, she wondered if she’d been going about selling clothes the wrong way. This man was a dynamite package. His blue eyes smoldered—a stunning combination enhanced by his black tux. Six-foot-four of pure male. No contacts, no drug-induced biceps, just good old-fashioned Mother Nature at her ever-loving best. But despite his looks, it was his smile that truly set him apart from the other models. It didn’t matter who wore the dress, only that when a woman wore it, this man would smile at them. 
“Why didn’t you smile like that for the photo shoot?” Liz asked. 
Amusement lit his eyes. “Now that I know you like my smile, I’ll be sure to do it more often.” 
Liz nodded. “You’re going to sell my dress for me.” 
“That’s what I’m here for. But you don’t give yourself enough credit. You’re going to give Tanya a run for her money.” He leaned closer and his warm breath brushed her ear as he whispered, “What do you say we go on the offensive and say hello to her and her date?” 
Liz imagined Adam’s full mouth pressed against her ear. She jarred from the thought. Good Lord, the man was sixteen years her junior—and she was his boss. And he was staring expectantly. 
“What?” she blurted.

A very young female model on the arm of a high school graduate slowed as they passed, and Liz realized her outburst had caught their attention. Liz became aware she was squeezing Adam’s bicep and started to pull away.

He covered her hand with his. “Nope,” he said. “We have to look like we can’t live without each other.” 
Liz glanced down at his hand on hers. The light scratch of calluses against the top of her hand surprised her. Odd. Most male models were as big a prima donna as their female counterparts and seldom lifted a finger for fear a drop of sweat would spoil their looks. But Adam had a down-to-earth quality. Yet tonight, he exuded a dangerous edge that hadn’t been present during the photo shoot.


Best-selling author Tarah Scott cut her teeth on authors such as Georgette Heyer, Zane Grey, and Amanda Quick. Her favorite book is a Tale of Two Cities, with Gone With the Wind as a close second. She writes modern classical romance, and paranormal and romantic suspense. Tarah grew up in Texas and currently resides in Westchester County, New York with her daughter.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

"My Obsession (A Rock Star Obsession)' by Ruby Moon - 3 Books in 1!



Here we are back in the 1980’s. Metal and Hard Rock are in, and seeing bands live is a way of life: especially for 19 year old Lisa McGuire. She’s young, she’s beautiful, relatively inexperienced and loves the band Ratsnake. She never imagines the adventure she will take with the band’s lead singer David, but against all odds the two are quickly involved in a romance that is both exciting and mysterious...

Rock n Roll. Envy. Romance. Bad Boy. Sex.


'Alexei (A Mafia Love Story)' by R.E. Saxton & Kit Tunstall sale-priced for a limited time!


Available at an introductory price of $0.99 for a limited time. 

Ordinary Tara Noland leads a boring existence until she sees something she was never meant to observe. Head of the Russian mafia in his city, Alexei Varnakov can’t let her go after she witnesses him murdering an underling. He should follow the code of the vory v zakone and eliminate her, but he can’t. Instead, he decides to keep the fiery redhead. It’s the only way she can stay alive, but she’s defiant and fights him at every turn. He can break his little fox with passion, but can he ever win her trust?

This is a full-length short novel of approximately 50,000 words with a happy ending and no cliffhangers.

This story contains violence and sexual situations some readers might find objectionable. If you don’t like darker erotic romances, this mafia romance might not be the book for you. However, if you enjoy a possessive Alpha male who takes what he wants despite a defiant woman determined to resist him, wickedly dark acts meant to break resistance, and rough (but consensual) sex, get ready to meet “Alexei.”