Tuesday, March 31, 2015

'The Long Return Home' by Flavio Girardelli


Blurb:

A group of easy-going friends, the encounter, the family and the mystery. A story that mainly takes place in the middle of the Trentino Mountains, moving from there to Padua, Reggio Calabria and Trieste. A mixture of emotions, glances, a bit of laughter, expectations and disappointments, with a pinch of spice! A story where everything will be turned upside; everything you thought can no longer be take for granted and things will make sense only at the end, when everything will have an answer.

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Monday, March 30, 2015

'Of Love and Vengeance' by Louise Lyndon on sale for a limited time!


BLURB:

Forced to marry Lord Aymon to ensure her nephews survival, English Lady Laila vows undying hatred for the Norman she holds responsible for so many deaths. Discovering Aymon has committed an act of treason gives her the chance to seek vengeance he deserves.

Lord Aymon has lived through atrocities no man ever should. With the invasion of England over, all he wants is a quiet life. Instead, he finds himself wed to feisty and outspoken Laila. But when she learns the truth of his treasonous act, can Aymon count on her to keep his secret?

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AUTHOR BIO:

Louise grew up in country Victoria, Australia, before moving to England, where for sixteen years she soaked up the vibrancy of London and the medieval history of England. She has since returned to Australia and now lives in Melbourne.

In 2013, Louise won first prize in the historical romance category of the Crested Butte Sandy Writing Contest for her story, The Promise, which has since been retitled and is now known as, Of Love & Vengeance.

On December 19, 2014, Louise's debut novel, Of Love & Vengeance, a historical romance set in medieval England at the time of the Norman invasion, went on world wide release. It is published by The Wild Rose Press. On January 1, 2015, Of Love & Vengeance, hit the paid best seller list on AMAZON UK. Louise is currently working on her second novel.

Herding the Wild Muse by Stacy Eaton, author of 'My Blood Runs Blue'


Herding the Wild Muse 

 by Stacy Eaton


My mind has a tendency to go a million miles an hour in at least four directions at any one time, so when an idea for a story comes along, my muse tightens the reigns and holds on tight.

I’ve been luck in my writing career to have a productive muse that doesn’t shut down too often; at least it doesn’t shut down on ideas. Sometimes it turns itself off because it’s too tired or has too many things going on. From plotlines to twists my mind seems to move pretty quickly with the concepts.

When I wrote my first book, My Blood Runs Blue, I wrote it in about ten weeks. I wrote the second book in about twelve weeks. A few books have taken several months, but Six Days of Memories was written in twenty eight days and Barbara’s Plea, which will be released soon, was written in five days. When the muse is strong, it’s hard to hold her back. Only the demands on my time keep me from allowing her to run loose.

There are two places that bring out a lot of creativity in my mind, one is the shower and the other is while driving. Maybe it is the act of doing something that doesn’t take a lot of mental focus that allows my mind to wander through ideas. I know that one day I was in the car for less than an hour and during that time, Whether I’ll Live or Die was born. When I arrived home, I knew how it would start and how it would end, and the title was born at that same time.

Another time, I was at my local deli and I saw a man who did something very trivial, but it was kind. What he had done had stuck with me all day, that night a story was born. Five days later the stranger from the deli had become Grey Bloodstone and Barbara’s Plea was written.

Sometimes it is a person who sparks and idea, or a character. Others the plots just slid into mind. I think some of that comes from working as a police detective. I see some very random things in my job and many of them have tapped my muse on the shoulder and said, what do you think? Personally, I don’t care how I get the ideas, as long as they keep coming. The hard part is finding the time between career job, family and other obligations, but it’s worth it. It really is.


Paranormal Romantic Suspense
Date Published
: January 2015 by Nitewolf Novels


My Blood Runs Blue. Originally released in 2011, the 2015 version has been revised and re-edited.

“I’m still a cop, and my blood runs blue.” Officer Kristin Greene has always felt that something was missing from her life. Even though her job with the Fawn Hollow Township Police Department keeps her busy, she continues to feel as if there is something else out there she is meant to be doing. Kristin finds herself investigating a homicide where a young woman has had her throat ripped brutally out. As she begins to dig for the answers, she finds herself thrown into a world she never knew existed. When Julian and Alexander crash into her life, she finds herself being pulled into a love triangle that has been going on longer than she has been alive. Kristin in determine to figure out who they are and why they keep calling her Calista. Join Kristin as she fights to learn the truth about the recent murder, the two seductive men who have entered into her life and the real truth about herself in a suspenseful tale that weaves paranormal into to the realistic world of law enforcement.

Read an excerpt:
“Julian, if you want someone else to go after him, I can send Gabe—” he started to say.

“No, Alexander, I can do this alone. I want him. I need to finish this myself,” I was quick to reply.

“You’re taking this personally, Jules.” He put his hand up to stop me when I would have interrupted. “You know it is better to not have a personal attachment to your assignment. I have allowed you to stay on this case because I know how good you are and how focused you can be. I also figure that maybe your close attachment to him might help you find him, to allow us to finally grieve and move on.” He looked down at his desk, knowing he had made a mistake in his words as he fingered the expensive pen in his hand.

I caught the “us” in there. Yeah, you loved her, too. But she chose me.

I couldn’t repress the sigh as I looked down at the beautifully hand-sewn Oriental rug at my feet, not really seeing it, but noticing its bright reds and blues, the same colors that were swirling around in my mind. Red for hatred and blue for the loss I had suffered. I was taking it personally, I knew that, but I would not allow any other warrior to find Damon and take him to the other world. This would be my vengeance, and mine alone.

I looked back up at him with that heated emotion stark in my expression as he continued.

He tried to redeem his words, and I almost laughed. “We cannot allow Damon to keep up with this behavior. Killing our females and children is not what we are about. If he continues, our race will end.”

“Master, I know it is not. I will be fine; I can distance myself from the attachment. You, of all people, know that,” I said calmly.

“Fine, so be it, but Gabriel is going with you this time,” he said, with a flick of his hand.

“You don’t need to send a babysitter with me, Alexander,” I retorted, as anger bubbled under my skin. 
He regarded me with a quick tight-lipped expression which told me he was about to lose his cool. “It is not to watch over you, Julian. It is to assist you.

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About Stacy Eaton

Stacy Eaton has been a full-time police officer since 2000. Her current assignment is as Detective of her small town department. She enjoys crime scene investigation; taking a passion in putting the pieces together to figure out the crime. She is also a business owner where she helps people get the awareness out for the causes they care most about. She is a mother of two, a son proudly serving in the United States Navy and a young daughter. Her husband is also in law enforcement. She is very much into photography and carries her Nikon Digital SLR with her almost everywhere, just in case.

Website: http://www.StacyEaton.com

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Saturday, March 28, 2015

Enter to win 'Pinnacle Lust' by Michelle Dim-St. Pierre on Goodreads!


Blurb:

In a Tel-Aviv hospital during Operation Desert Storm, Sharon Lapidot, a beautiful young nurse, is having an affair with a married doctor. Sharon’s colorful and exciting life is ultimately destroyed by powerful and eroding mistakes. But her courage and wisdom lead her to an unregretful commitment. Vividly told, this compelling journey of love and lust, honor and betrayal, loss and redemption, will move you — and perhaps even change you.

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Award-Winning!
Pinnacle Lust was awarded Honorable Mention in the Romance category in the Los Angeles Book Festival and was awarded Honorable Mention in the General Fiction category in The Great Southwest and The Great Southeast Book Festivals. Pinnacle Lust was also awarded an Honorable Mention in the Wild Card category in The Great Northeast Book Festival. For more information about the events, visit these websites: 
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About the author:

Michelle Dim-St. Pierre was born in Tel-Aviv, Israel, where she spent more than half of her life before relocating to the United States.

She lived through four wars and served in the Israel Defense Forces for two years. Unlike her first year of service in an armored division in the Golan Heights, she spent her second year serving in the medical corps where she interacted directly with the injured soldiers of the Peace of Galilee war and their families. This interaction, along with the exposure to the hospital atmosphere, fascinated Michelle and further touched her heart.

After graduating from nursing school with a BS in Nursing in Tel-Aviv, she practiced internationally for 32 years in various positions in the surgical field and quickly advanced into health care administration. During her career she worked in the Operating Room, Recovery Room, and CCU—along with many other duties.

Writing was Michelle’s outlet at first, but it soon became her passion. Recently she left nursing and became a full-time writer. Her international background, along with her military and nursing experience is always at the tip of her pen. Her first novel, Pinnacle Lust, starts the Pinnacle trilogy.

Michelle is a world traveler who enjoys cooking epicurean food and creating original recipes.

Check out Stacie Supple's series: Tales From My Dungeon and Naughty Office Girls

Blurb:

This is a book of five short stories from Mistress Stacie Supple's diary. They all involve her dearest sub, a 60 year old man that made application to serve her. After an intense interview process, Mistress Stacie accepted sub bill as a new trainee, not knowing the extensive knowledge this old gentleman had of how to please a woman through his submission to her. Three stories are from Mistress Stacie, while the other two are written by sub bill from his perspective.

If you are into BDSM, the stories will blow your mind and get you off at the same time. The scenes are so well described, it will seem as if you are a voyeur watching them unfold.

WARNING: This e-book contains very graphic representations of sexual activity. It is intended for mature readers who will not be offended by explicit descriptions of sex between consenting adults.

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Blurb:

The second book of the series "Tales from My Dungeon" is packed with more BDSM than the first book, with three stories that leave nothing to the imagination. As one reviewer of Stacie Supple's first book of the series, "Yes Mistress," put it, "Move over, Anastasia Steele, Christian has never met Mistress Stacie." 

Stacie Supple and her favorite subby "sub bill" go at it with no holds barred in the first and longest of the three stories, fictionalized accounts of actual happenings from the Domme and her sub's diaries.

If you are into BDSM, the stories will blow your mind and get you off at the same time. The scenes are so well described, it will seem as if you are a voyeur watching them unfold.

WARNING: This e-book contains very graphic representations of sexual activity. It is intended for mature readers who will not be offended by explicit descriptions of sex between consenting adults.

Read an excerpt:
I settled in and tried to relax, but as I was soon to find out, my mind would torment me. The room was silent, I was blindfolded and bound, I wondered if my Mistress had left and I would be found later than sooner still bound to the metal leg of the futon.

All my senses were heightened with the exception of visual, which was of course eliminated by the blindfold. My ears picked up faint sounds outside the room. I knew my Mistress had not split.

I picked up her pleasant aroma as it somehow seeped under the doorways into the room. That gave me some comfort and also brought my cock back to a state of arousal.

What was she doing? For what was she preparing? I was almost completely naked and alone. Helpless. Waiting and wondering what Mistress Stacie had in store for me.

To clear my head of those thoughts, I imagined caressing her feet. I thought about how perfect they were, her arches, her toes, her ankles, and her soles. I was really hard then and I wanted to masturbate even though my hands were tightly bound together.

This is what sensory deprivation was all about, and Mistress Stacie was quite aware of the state she would find me when she returned. I knew she had carefully planned this session; I just had no clue what her plans included.

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Blurb:

Hal Price is a successful business man. He controls a lion's share of the sex toy industry on the West coast where he is known as the "Marital Aid" emperor.. Hal's executive secretary says he should try some of his own products at home to spice up his marriage, but that is only when she was not letting the boss man get in her own panties. Four beautiful powerful women essentially run the company, and keep the boss happy in more ways than one.

There is one exception though. Mandy, head of shipping and packaging refuses to screw Hal. Her loyalty to the company is tested one day when she makes a mistake that could cost the company its biggest client, and she has to choose between her values and keeping her job.

This first installment of "The Naughty Office Girls" series, puts the reader on a roller coaster of ecstasy with the continuous romps that occur on Hal's desk and in his office. This story will have you wondering why nothing like this happens in your office, and it will leave you wanting more hot and steamy sex, and waiting for Book 2.

WARNING: This e-book contains very graphic representations of sexual activity. It is intended for mature readers who will not be offended by explicit descriptions of sex between consenting adults.

http://www.amazon.com/Naughty-Office-Girls-Book-Stories-ebook/dp/B00T3D6Q1W/ref=sr_1_18?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1427566841&sr=1-18



Blurb:

In Book 2 of "The Naughty Office Girl Series," Hal Price, the West coast Emperor of the sex toy market, and his secretary Isabella, hire an intern in the wake of the near disaster caused by Mandy, the head of shipping. The intern hired is the perfect fit for Hal, Belle and the company, as she returns the afternoon of her hire date for some explosive sex which begins with Belle and ends with the three of them.on the floor of Hal's office! It is office sex at its best!

WARNING: This ebook contains very graphic representations of sexual activity. It is intended for mature readers who will not be offended by explicit descriptions of sex between consenting adults.

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Bio:

Best selling author of prime time Erotica Stacie Supple (Abnormal Publishing Company) has reached the top ten on Amazon with five of her ten published erotica books this year. “Training Day: Tales from My Dungeon” hit Number 6 in its first three days in the Fantasy category of Amazon paid books.

Supple is a thirty something and has been reading erotica since she was a teen. Supple says sex is a natural expression of one's self, the less inhibited, the better the self esteem, and of course, the better the sex!

She considers herself a nerd, but adds that nerds have some of the wildest imaginations.

When Supple lets her imagination run loose it bounds from fetish to fetish. She says that nothing in her sex life is the "norm." And that's why her writing holds no bounds!

When Stacie is does not have a sub worshiping her size 7 feet, painting her toenails, licking her soles or sucking on her toes, she is writing her next provocative short story or reading the Wall Street Journal.

Supple resides in Northern California.

Links:

Website: http://staciesupple.wix.com/abnormalpublishing

Amazon Author page: http://www.amazon.com/by-Stacie-Supple/e/B00S38NRRY/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_0

FB: https://www.facebook.com/stacie.supple

Twitter: https://twitter.com/1HotAuthor

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/39931868-stacie-supple

Email: staciesupple@gmail.com

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Friday, March 27, 2015

'The Music of Temptation' by Verity Jacobs

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We are excited to bring you the Release Day Launch and Blog Tour for Verity Jacobs' THE MUSIC OF TEMPTATION! THE MUSIC OF TEMPTATION is a contemporary romance, and the second book in Verity Jacobs’ The Expat Series. Check out all the stops along the way for fun content and new excerpts!


  The Music of Temptation


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About THE MUSIC OF TEMPTATION:

Margot Duke can’t keep her long-distance relationship alive any more than she can the cells that are supposed to be taking center stage in her PhD thesis. Both seem to be suffering an inexplicably long and drawn-out death, and she’s spent more than enough time fretting about it, without any solution in sight.

It figures that the one day she chooses to pack it all in and stop caring is the day she meets Jonathan Young.

Jonathan swings through town with his band, just long enough to knock Margot off her feet, and leave her feeling a little giddy in his wake. The encounter proves once and for all that her inter-continental love affair is over, but can she really stomach the idea of starting another one right on its heels? And with the darling of the indie rock world at that?

Excerpt:
Keeping it PG-13

“Hi,” Jonathan said, the timbre of his voice running up and down my body like fingertips on silk. “It’s nice to meet you all.”

I looked over at him and felt my desire bloom inside again. His smile was suddenly open and easy, his eyes twinkling under that fabulous mess of dark hair. I felt the entire table fall under his spell with a dull thud.

“So you’re in a band?” Tek squawked skittishly.

See the alpha male go all fanboy, I thought with a grin, winking when his glance flicked to mine.

“That’s cool,” he added, coming over casual and scowling back at me.

“I’m in a band,” Jonathan said with a nod.

“Not tonight though,” he continued, looking over at me and stretching an arm across the back of my chair. “Tonight, I’m just with her.”

“Her?” I repeated, getting lost in his gaze and feeling the need start to bleed through my system.

“You,” he said quietly. His hand edged forward and found the bare skin where my back met my arm. I willed it to keep going and touch the side of my breast. I wanted those hands all over me again. On my breasts and in my hair and cupping the backs of my knees as he slammed himself into me.

Now it was my turn to smile awkwardly, and he recognized the shift in an instant, a smile tugging at one corner of his mouth.

“Right, we get that you two are into each other,” said Tek, apparently having recovered from his momentary bout of groupiedom. “Can you keep it together long enough to be a little bit social?”

Jonathan laughed and turned back to face him. “Hey man, can you blame me?” he said. “She’s so fucking beautiful that I have trouble breathing sometimes when I look at her.”

I felt my heart trip over itself and then stop completely. I caught Kate’s eye just long enough to see her melt all over the floor.

“And as I only get to look at her for another twelve hours,” he was saying, “I think you’re gonna have to suck it up and deal with our shit.”

It was Tek’s turn to laugh. “Yeah, alright,” he said. “Just try to keep it PG-13, will you?”

I smiled and leaned into Jonathan’s side, snuggling up against him and shivering when his fingers found the lace of my bra, playing out the thoughts I’d just entertained.
   

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TheScience of Attraction


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About THE SCIENCE OF ATTRACTION:

Kate Ramsey is at the top of her game.

She’s the hot new recruit at the most prestigious research institute in Germany, and she’s determined to live up to the hype — even if it means working day and night. Stress relief comes in the form of a no-nonsense affair with her neighbor, who also happens to be the director of the institute. Who says sex should be anything more than a contract between two people who have other things on their mind?

So when Tom Baker saunters into her life, Kate is understandably upset to see this well-oiled machine splutter and seize. Tom is young and smart, and far too pretty for his own good. Kate can’t help but be drawn to him, even if giving in to the attraction would mean risking everything she’s worked for.  


 

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Author PicAbout Verity Jacobs:

Verity Jacobs is a reformed scientist, who left the lab when she fell in love with writing about love. She lives with her husband and baby girl in London, where she dreams by day and writes all night long. She is addicted to the heart flutters and stomach flips of the fictional romance world.    

     





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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Read an exclusive excerpt from 'Easy With You (A With You in Seattle Novella)' by Kristen Proby

  

Easy with You
About EASY WITH YOU:

Nothing has ever come easy for Lila Bailey. She’s fought for every good thing in her life during every day of her thirty-one years. Aside from that one night with an impossible to deny stranger a year ago, Lila is the epitome of responsible.

Steadfast. Strong.

She’s pulled herself out of the train wreck of her childhood, proud to be a professor at Tulane University and laying down roots in a city she’s grown to love. But when some of her female students are viciously murdered, Lila’s shaken to the core and unsure of whom she can trust in New Orleans. When the police detective assigned to the murder case comes to investigate, she’s even more surprised to find herself staring into the eyes of the man that made her toes curl last year.

In an attempt to move on from the tragic loss of his wife, Asher Smith moved his daughter and himself to a new city, ready for a fresh start. A damn fine police lieutenant, but new to the New Orleans force, Asher has a lot to prove to his colleagues and himself.

With a murderer terrorizing the Tulane University campus, Asher finds himself toe-to-toe with the one woman that haunts his dreams. His hands, his lips, his body know her as intimately as he’s ever known anyone. As he learns her mind and heart as well, Asher wants nothing more than to keep her safe, in his bed, and in his and his daughter’s lives for the long haul.

But when Lila becomes the target, can Asher save her in time, or will he lose another woman he loves?  



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Excerpt:
The music in my ears stops as my phone begins to ring. Without breaking my stride, I answer while pulling my tank off and tucking it into my shorts at my waist, letting it hang over my hip.
“Smith.”
“Do not tell me you’re having sex,” Matt, my former partner from Seattle, says.
“I’m running, asshole.” I grin as I cross Canal Street, over the tracks, into the French Quarter. “What’s up with you?”
“I’m just checking on you. How are things in the Big Easy?”
“Busy.”
“It’s kind of weird to have you breathing heavy in my ear,” Matt complains, his voice completely serious, but I can just imagine him grinning.
“We used to run together all the time.”
“Yeah, but the heavy breathing wasn’t in my ear.”
“How’s the family?” I ask. “How’s Nic?”
“She’s gorgeous.”
“I know that,” I reply. “I’m glad she finally made an honest man of you.”
He chuckles. “We might come down there, spend a few days in a couple weeks.”
“Look, man, I’m sorry I missed the wedding.” I grimace. “If this fucker hadn’t started killing these girls right before—”
“I get it. It’s fine.” And I know he means it, but regret hangs heavily in my gut. I love Matt, as if he was my own brother, and Casey and I both adore Nic, his new wife, as well. I was looking forward to their wedding.
But, duty called.
Duty always calls.
“So, what brings you to New Orleans?”
“Neither of us has ever been. I want to get away for a few days and we don’t have time to go out of the country. With her bakery, and the force, we can’t take that much time off of work.”
“Will she bring some cupcakes with her?” I ask with a smile. God, that woman can bake. “Casey would love it.”
“Don’t bullshit me. You would love it.”
“Tomato/tom-ah-to,” I reply.
“I’ll mention it to her. What dates work?”
“Nothing works. I’ll make it work, though. I’m in the middle of a serial case. Maybe I can bounce some ideas off you.”
“The Tulane University case?” he asks with surprise.
“You’ve heard of it?”
“A serial killer makes the national news, partner.” I grin at the nickname. “Don’t worry about us. Just make time for dinner. We can show ourselves around.”
“I’ll make time,” I reply as I approach the green and white awning of CafĂ© du Monde. Sitting at a table at the edge of the seating area is a pretty redhead and gorgeous brunette, and I smile widely as I slow down to a walk. “I have to go, partner. Just e-mail me the details. Looking forward to seeing you.”

“Me too. See you soon.”
  Easy with You Teaser 2   



A Message from Kristen Proby:

Dear readers,

As you know, the With Me In Seattle series came to a close earlier this month with the eighth and final installment, FOREVER WITH ME. I've been steadfast in my decision that there would be no further stories from the series, no spin-offs, nothing more. In my mind, it was complete.

And I still feel that the Montgomery/Williams families are complete, and I maintain that I'm happy with their happy-ever-afters.

But, I've also heard you when you've said that Asher, Matt Montgomery's partner in TIED WITH ME, deserves to have a happily ever after for himself and his daughter Casey. So, when the lovely ladies from 1001 Dark Nights asked me to participate in their wonderful project, I thought long and hard about whose story it should be about. Seattle is finished, and I've moved on to New Orleans for the new Boudreaux Series... And then it occurred to me: why not do both, and offer a companion novella to each of the series?

And so, because you, the reader, has been so insistent that you want to see Asher and Casey find their perfect person, I'm excited to introduce you to EASY WITH YOU. I think you're going to love Asher and Lila's love story this spring... Happy Reading, Kristen Proby 

ABOUT KRISTEN PROBY:

Author pic_MontanaNew York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Kristen Proby is the author of the popular With Me in Seattle series. She has a passion for a good love story and strong characters who love humor and have a strong sense of loyalty and family. Her men are the alpha type—fiercely protective and a bit bossy—and her ladies are fun, strong, and not afraid to stand up for themselves. Kristen spends her days with her muse in the Pacific Northwest. She enjoys coffee, chocolate, and sunshine. And naps. Visit her at KristenProby.com.      


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'Fitness 4Play: One Night Stand' by Marcus A. Woods


Blurb:

Fitness 4Play is a romance novel series loosely based on the past dating affairs of the author and cover model, Marcus A. Woods.

Devin Banks loves fitness and females in that order. He is a personal trainer who is at the top of his game. He is intelligent, handsome, fit and aspires to establish Fitness 4Play, a gym dedicated towards helping couples get in-shape. Overall, Devin could care less about monogamy and prefers to maintain a player lifestyle.

However, when Devin meets Lucy Jackson, he knows that she is one of a kind and the type of woman worth being exclusive with. But could a one-night stand derail their relationship? Can Devin actually become a one woman man? Can Devin conquer lust to covet the love he has discovered with Lucy?

Press "play" to found out.

This book is intended for mature audiences.

Read the first three chapters here.

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Author bio and links:

Marcus A. Woods is a recipient of B.A. in Business Finance & M.S. in Health & Sports Science from the University of Memphis. He owns and operates a personal training business (called Freewill Fitness) in Memphis, TN. Marcus has ghostwritten several health & fitness eBooks and articles (and currently writes for several blogs/websites). Now, he steps into the realm of romance erotica novels where he spawn tales loosely based on his personal dating experiences. His writing style has been describe as engaging, entertaining and eccentric. After reading one of his literary works, you will see why!

Fitness 4Play Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/fitness4play

Twitter: www.twitter.com/freewillfitness

Instagram: www.instagram.com/fitness4play

'Irvine Lovers Club: One' by Karina Hahn


Blurb:

Meet Claudia Kim.
Bored. Privileged. Hot. Lonely.
Married.
Her life is drama free, just like the city in which she resides.
. . . Until she goes for a run.

Set in Irvine, CA.

Irvine has been called the safest big city in the USA. Half of its population is Asian-American and is home to University of California, Irvine. Homes are expensive and people here are prim, proper, and practical. The weather is always nice here. You move here because you want to avoid the world's problems. It's also the very reason why this place is so ripe for scandal and all bread gets buttered.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

'The Truth About Lilly (The Shores of Lake Champlain #1)' by Christy McKee: An exclusive excerpt


The Truth About Lilly

by Christy McKee

~~~~~~~~~~~~~

BLURB:

Disgraced…

Lilly Talbot never imagined she would be starting her life over again. Losing her good name for something she didn’t do has driven her to move into an old lake house she inherited in Vermont. Upon arrival, she is shocked. Half the roof is about to slide into Lake Champlain. Even more upsetting, the man who can fix it will only agree if she trades him room and board for his labor. What will the good people of Haley think of her sharing a house with the handsome bachelor?

A man with a past…

Connor “Mac” McQueen, once one of the infamous Whiz Kids of Wall Street, spent three years in prison for insider trading. Only one thing sustained him during his time inside, the thought of owning Point Cottage, a home he’d fallen in love with years ago. He plans to turn the house into a stunning showcase for his eco-friendly home construction business.

Secrets and lies…

Now someone’s trying to drive Lilly from her home. Is it someone from her past? Mac has secrets of his own-- that could ruin lives if revealed. But if Lilly and Mac are to have a future together they must first delve into the past for answers and accept some difficult truths about each other. Only then, will they know if true love is in their hearts.

Read an exclusive excerpt:
When everything was on the table, Mac pulled out Lilly's chair for her then seated himself. He poured them both a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon and surveyed the table. "If this tastes half as good as it looks, I'll be one very satisfied man." He took a bite of the beef and closed his eyes. "Christ, Lilly. You nailed it. I haven't had Chateaubriand in a very long time, but I know it's never tasted as good as this."

Lilly smiled at Mac's obvious pleasure. "Thank you." She couldn't help but imagine what it would take to satisfy other parts of his life.

"Did you get any painting done today?"

"Yes. Three solid hours. I'm getting back into a regular routine and it feels so good." When she got to a certain point in a project, something clicked and she automatically tapped into the emotion and spirituality of her subject. It was amazing and powerful, and it was back. She took a sip of her wine. "How many of your friends are coming tomorrow night?"

Crash! The stained glass window directly in front of the dining room table imploded—glass flying everywhere. Their eyes met in shock.

"Get down," Mac bellowed, shoving her back at the same time another explosion caused more glass to fly into the room.

Lilly's chair tipped over, and she went sprawling. "My God, was that a gun?" Small pieces of glass were all over her. "Did someone shoot at us?"

When Mac didn't answer, Lilly jerked around to look at him. He was face down on the floor, the left side of his head bleeding profusely. Shaking like crazy, and keeping herself as low to the ground as possible, she took hold of Mac’s arms and pulled him across the slick wood floor towards the corner of the room, away from the smashed window.

She yanked her long sleeve pink t-shirt over her head, thinking to use it as a pressure bandage for his head, but the thick shard of glass sticking out of his skull stopped her. Knowing she could do more harm than good, she left it be. Sweet Jesus, he looked pale, so unnatural for big as life Mac. With two fingers she slid his cell out of his jeans pocket. Damn it. Her hands kept twitching but finally she punched in 9-1-1.

When the operator answered, Lilly wasn't able to form any coherent words. The thought that someone was outside who might want to kill her or Mac, scared her to death. She kept licking her dry lips like that would help. Finally she forced out, "A man, a man has been shot." She lost control of her hand and the phone clattered to the glass strewn floor.

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

'Easy With You (A With You in Seattle Novella)' by Kristen Proby is now available!

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We are absolutely thrilled to be able to bring you the Release Day Launch for Kristen Proby's EASY WITH YOU!! EASY WITH YOU is an Adult Erotic Romance novella filled with suspense in Kristen’s With Me in Seattle Series!! Kristen's beloved characters, sexy situations, and suspense!? Run, don't walk, to Amazon and one click this bad boy!


  Easy with You

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 About EASY WITH YOU:

Nothing has ever come easy for Lila Bailey. She’s fought for every good thing in her life during every day of her thirty-one years. Aside from that one night with an impossible to deny stranger a year ago, Lila is the epitome of responsible.

Steadfast. Strong.

She’s pulled herself out of the train wreck of her childhood, proud to be a professor at Tulane University and laying down roots in a city she’s grown to love. But when some of her female students are viciously murdered, Lila’s shaken to the core and unsure of whom she can trust in New Orleans. When the police detective assigned to the murder case comes to investigate, she’s even more surprised to find herself staring into the eyes of the man that made her toes curl last year.

In an attempt to move on from the tragic loss of his wife, Asher Smith moved his daughter and himself to a new city, ready for a fresh start. A damn fine police lieutenant, but new to the New Orleans force, Asher has a lot to prove to his colleagues and himself.

With a murderer terrorizing the Tulane University campus, Asher finds himself toe-to-toe with the one woman that haunts his dreams. His hands, his lips, his body know her as intimately as he’s ever known anyone. As he learns her mind and heart as well, Asher wants nothing more than to keep her safe, in his bed, and in his and his daughter’s lives for the long haul.

But when Lila becomes the target, can Asher save her in time, or will he lose another woman he loves?

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Excerpt:
“You didn’t ask for her number.” She scowls and pokes her finger into my chest. I look down at it, then glance up at her with a raised brow.

“You just assaulted an officer.”

“I did?” She swallows hard.

“Yes. I might have to arrest you.”

“With handcuffs?” She smiles gleefully, clearly excited at the thought.

“Would you like me to arrest you with handcuffs?”

“Hell to the yes!”

“Kate?” There’s suddenly a very tall, very irritated man standing behind the fiery redhead, staring daggers into me. I can’t help but laugh.

“I’m talking to the hot Asher,” she says, not turning to look at him. “I assaulted him, and he’s a cop, and he’s going to put me in handcuffs.”

“No, I don’t believe he will.”

I laugh again. “There’s nothing going on here, man.”

“Come see Lila!” Kate takes my hand, pulling me from my stool to the table behind us. Most of the women have cleared out, leaving just a few, including the sexy as fuck woman I met on the plane yesterday. “Where did everyone go?”

“Declan took them home,” Lila replies, and her hand stops midway between the table and her lips, holding her drink. Her violet eyes widen when she sees me. “Hi.”

“We meet again.” I sit next to her, my fingers itching to plunge in her dark hair and brush it over her shoulder. “How are you, Lila?”

“Fine.” She clears her throat and smiles at me. “I didn’t think I’d ever see you again.”

“A happy coincidence,” I reply softly. “You look beautiful.”

And she does. Her eyes are a bit glassy from the alcohol, her cheeks just a little flushed. Her hair is straight and falls down her back and over her slim shoulders. Before I can ask her questions about her trip here, or anything about her, we are soon pulled into the conversation with the others at the table. But when Kate asks Lila if she’s ready to go, I’m shocked when Lila responds with, “I’m gonna have Asher take me home.”
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A Message from Kristen Proby:

Dear readers,

As you know, the With Me In Seattle series came to a close earlier this month with the eighth and final installment, FOREVER WITH ME. I've been steadfast in my decision that there would be no further stories from the series, no spin-offs, nothing more. In my mind, it was complete.

And I still feel that the Montgomery/Williams families are complete, and I maintain that I'm happy with their happy-ever-afters.

But, I've also heard you when you've said that Asher, Matt Montgomery's partner in TIED WITH ME, deserves to have a happily ever after for himself and his daughter Casey. So, when the lovely ladies from 1001 Dark Nights asked me to participate in their wonderful project, I thought long and hard about whose story it should be about. Seattle is finished, and I've moved on to New Orleans for the new Boudreaux Series... And then it occurred to me: why not do both, and offer a companion novella to each of the series?

And so, because you, the reader, has been so insistent that you want to see Asher and Casey find their perfect person, I'm excited to introduce you to EASY WITH YOU. I think you're going to love Asher and Lila's love story this spring... Happy Reading, Kristen Proby

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Author pic_MontanaNew York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Kristen Proby is the author of the popular With Me in Seattle series. She has a passion for a good love story and strong characters who love humor and have a strong sense of loyalty and family. Her men are the alpha type—fiercely protective and a bit bossy—and her ladies are fun, strong, and not afraid to stand up for themselves. Kristen spends her days with her muse in the Pacific Northwest. She enjoys coffee, chocolate, and sunshine. And naps. Visit her at KristenProby.com.      


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'Pinnacle Lust' by Michelle Dim-St. Pierre


Blurb:

In a Tel-Aviv hospital during Operation Desert Storm, Sharon Lapidot, a beautiful young nurse, is having an affair with a married doctor. Sharon’s colorful and exciting life is ultimately destroyed by powerful and eroding mistakes. But her courage and wisdom lead her to an unregretful commitment. Vividly told, this compelling journey of love and lust, honor and betrayal, loss and redemption, will move you — and perhaps even change you.


Selections From Pinnacle Lust
  • I was born a kosher and a graceful Jewish girl in Israel. Still, I was not one of them. I belonged to the other Jews—the secular ones. I had no interest in a religious life and sidestepped the radical Jews—especially those who wrapped themselves with a black capote and put on a Shtreimel, that beaver hat worn by a married Hasidic man.
  • In the culture where I lived, that was enough to make him a keeper. And still, he annoyed me.
  • Our high-speed exchange of personal data seemed suspicious. It made me think that Dr. Sloan was just another womanizer, rambling in town free without a leash. The truth was that he had the looks, the charm and a sense of comfort with himself to be one of those. However, I did not play prohibited games with married men who were desperate for quickies. They weren’t worth the trouble.
  • The OR had its own life as if it was a separate unit from the entire hospital. The intensity of the place made it powerful. The surgical team’s high level of adrenaline let them do and say things that would not be heard or seen outside of those oversized heavy, double doors. Not everybody loved it, but I did. Again and again I was fascinated by the blade, the incision, the blood, the drama, the stress, the unknown, the crisis, the solution, the resolution and the correction—the saving and loss of life—the success and the failure. It was a place like no other. 
  • I realized that I was no longer just involved with a married man. I was completely in love with an unavailable man who had become an integral part of my life. I wanted to disjoin myself from him, but at the same time I wanted more of him. More than what he was willing to give.
  • With time our affair became predictable. I knew when he would call and when we would meet. I quickly adopted the characteristics of a mistress, losing the flavor of a growing relationship—almost as if ours had reached its pinnacle.
  • I looked straight into his eyes, but couldn’t find the right words. I hesitated whether to voice my opinion or ask more questions. I was concerned that I might add salt to his open wounds. Moreover, I didn’t want to take the chance of saying the wrong words that might push him away or delay the day in which we were to start our new life. I kept my lips sealed, waiting for him to volunteer more details.
  • Beyond the nausea, I believed that it was time to glance through my stable of men. Possibly even turn myself into the local meat market. My married lover was shackled in his own home and I was a prisoner in a virtual relationship. I wondered, if I cast my fishing line out farther, would I reel in a bigger fish?
  • Kaminski and the mission he left me to complete were no longer a priority. I put aside the trust he had in me. I would not show up at the next political event and planned on being late to the final one. I was done and ready to move on. I swore to never talk with that dirt bag again.
  • In conversation with Sloan, like in the dance, we were strong-minded about our lives. By mutual agreement we didn’t stage the future and let life navigate us—we let things happen and lived our lives.
  • The voices of silence echoed from each corner. Jews were busy praying to God, asking for his mercy and forgiveness. Many spent the entire day in synagogues, and most of the nation fasted. It was the one day a year when the entire country was dictated by religion. Late that evening, the stillness was interrupted. 
  • I wrote down the directions and got out of bed, rewinding the last hour—clothes, hair and makeup. I looked in the mirror—I was tired and needed sleep—was it the right moment to venture into the nest of my enemy? 
  • Everyone preached to me, fertilizing me with unsolicited advice. I felt as if the entire world danced around me in a loud, intense Indian ceremonial dance. I could hear the never-ending, constricting steps, circling around me. And all they offered was a band-aid—a temporary fix that would not last. I was weak and failed to break the heavy chains around me—people, occurrences and consequences. It was all spinning at such a fast pace, creating a fear-inspiring noose around my neck. 
  • The memories became tainted and my feelings were mixed. The sweet memories of impossible love were not enough for me to forgive Sloan. I wanted to kill my love for him but, like a greenhorn solider, I couldn’t pull the trigger.


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Rave Reviews!
“A fascinating, sensual read!”
—Grady Harp,
Top 50 Amazon Hall of Fame Reviewer


“Some scenes never leave your mind…”
—Steve Bowden,
New York Times Best-Selling Autho
r


“The sensual and sexual components stretch beyond the erotic, creating a genuine, intellectual read.”
—Dr. Idan Militcher, Sexual Therapist,
Sourasky Medical Center, Tel-Aviv


“You get a powerful first-hand look at what everyday life was like in Israel when most Americans were watching Shock and Awe on the 24-hour news channel.”
—Mike Ball
Erma Bombeck Award Winning Author


“Love, Betrayal, Commitment. I was totally captivated.”
—Amos Lassen
Founder/Chairman Literary Pride


Award-Winning!
Pinnacle Lust was awarded Honorable Mention in the Romance category in the Los Angeles Book Festival and was awarded Honorable Mention in the General Fiction category in The Great Southwest and The Great Southeast Book Festivals. Pinnacle Lust was also awarded an Honorable Mention in the Wild Card category in The Great Northeast Book Festival. For more information about the events, visit these websites: 
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www.greatsouthwestbookfestival.com 
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http://greatsoutheastbookfestival.com/

About the author:

Michelle Dim-St. Pierre was born in Tel-Aviv, Israel, where she spent more than half of her life before relocating to the United States.

She lived through four wars and served in the Israel Defense Forces for two years. Unlike her first year of service in an armored division in the Golan Heights, she spent her second year serving in the medical corps where she interacted directly with the injured soldiers of the Peace of Galilee war and their families. This interaction, along with the exposure to the hospital atmosphere, fascinated Michelle and further touched her heart.

After graduating from nursing school with a BS in Nursing in Tel-Aviv, she practiced internationally for 32 years in various positions in the surgical field and quickly advanced into health care administration. During her career she worked in the Operating Room, Recovery Room, and CCU—along with many other duties.

Writing was Michelle’s outlet at first, but it soon became her passion. Recently she left nursing and became a full-time writer. Her international background, along with her military and nursing experience is always at the tip of her pen. Her first novel, Pinnacle Lust, starts the Pinnacle trilogy.

Michelle is a world traveler who enjoys cooking epicurean food and creating original recipes.