Saturday, April 30, 2016

A conversation with Zoey Kinsman, author of A Certain Connection

The wonderful Zoey Kinsman has come back to Books to Light Your Fire to let us get to know her a little bit better. Her book A Certain Connection comes out on May 16th. Be sure to visit her site www.zkinsman.com to sign up for her newsletter. The first 50 to do so will get a free copy of the book upon its release!

What was the inspiration behind this book?
There were many ideas that motivated me to write the novel. First, I don’t believe that there are enough stories out there prominently that showcase a real, genuine and modern relationship from a woman’s point of view. Everyone is always looking for the happily ever after but, in reality, just what does it take to get there. What can the ups and downs look like? The female protagonist in A Certain Connection is plagued with deep seated issues stemming from childhood around loss and abandonment. Do they defeat her or make her stronger in her relationship with Asher Browne? Hopefully, the message in the novel will remind us all of the empowerment and resiliency that rests within.
To which character did you relate the most?
Actually, I related to both. Mel is very easily relatable because she is every woman who, when faced with challenges, tries her utmost to make a meaningful relationship work. Asher’s message resonated with me as well. Here we have a 35 year old male at the brink of success in his career after many years of pounding the pavement who finds himself in love at the most inconvenient time! Love isn’t always convenient or on time. It just is. And we watch him intensely struggle to make sense of it.
Who was the most difficult to write?
None were difficult. As I wrote, I felt guided to tell this story.
What is one of your favorite scenes?
Hard to pick but I’d say the ones up north at the cottage in the summertime and of course, the two different Christmas holiday scenes.
Will we ever see these characters again?
No comment! LOL
What drives you as a writer?
A Certain Connection is a story of hope. We all have a resilient warrior within and I think that message needs as much reiteration as possible.
What really lights your fire?
I’m a die-hard romantic! Sure, I love the usuals like candles, wine, whiskey, beaches, moonlight and mood lighting. But any Barry White music will definitely always be everything.
What are some of your other written works?
Beckoned By The Mist has just been picked up for publishing. Look for it later this year of early in 2017.
What is something on your bucket list you would be willing to share?
I’d love to travel to Hawaii, Ireland and Scotland. And there are two exceptionally talented actors that I would love to see on stage.

To your readers, I would say that writing a novel was always on my bucket list from very early on. I’m very happy to say that I actually did two to date! You are never too young or too old to have a bucket list. Follow your passion!
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A Certain Connection



Magic can happen anywhere…

When Asher Browne, an actor about to hit the heights of stardom, meets Melanie in a New York bookstore, neither are prepared for the torrent of passion their meeting would unleash.

Mel, on finding herself once again single, was looking for solace on that fateful Saturday night - but instead, she found the muse who would eventually awaken her authentic self.

Asher Browne - “six full feet of gorgeous” - sweeps Mel off her feet... but would their passion for one another be enough to sustain their budding love and long-distance romance?

Separated by two cities and an age difference, they have major obstacles to overcome.

In many ways, although a love story at its core, A Certain Synchronicity is about a woman's journey through passion, pain and love to find her own special happily ever after.



http://amzn.to/1XJniGw
Arrives May 16th



About Zoe Kinsman


Zoey Kinsman has written extensively both professionally and personally for years and now transitions into publishing with her new & exciting novel A Certain Connection. Her joy of writing fiction lies in the genre of romance, woman’s contemporary issues, living and learning.

Zoey has immense expertise writing for organizational and growth management and is a professional with experience in for front line programming, human resources, community partnerships, customer quality service, and finance, grant-writing/reporting with duties that also include the creation of policies and procedures and stakeholder relations. Zoey, as well, has a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and Social Work and a Masters in Public Management. She is an executive professional with expertise in child, youth and parent counseling.

As a passionate spiritualist, Zoey believes in ‘pay it forward’ and lives by the motto ‘you too can make a difference!’ “It’s important to me that my readers feel connected to the work and always take something away from it.”

She is married with a daughter and her interests are in theatre, dance, music and of course, books!

Look for Zoey’s new novel Beckoned By The Mist coming later in 2016.

Find her online:

Friday, April 29, 2016

Crave You by Ryan Parker



Crave You


Riveting suspense, sizzling erotica...

RACHEL

He started as the distraction I needed from my life of loneliness. The best part? It was all online. But that didn’t last long.

Bright, secretive, and with no filter when it comes to talking about sex, he lures me out of isolation, giving me the courage to meet him in real life. But there are things I can’t tell him. Things I don’t tell anyone. I have to keep my past from him.

FINN

Logic told me not to meet her, but lust won the argument. It isn’t long before we’re caught up in a whirlwind of sex, romance, and danger.

My secrets could get people killed, including Rachel. But I can’t stop. I’m a man who doesn’t deny myself when I want something. The more I learn about her, the more I want to know about the past that she so carefully guards.

It’s the secrets and shared isolation that draws us closer, but that’s also what could drive us apart.


Read an excerpt from The Accidental Slave Part 1 by Elin Peer


The Accidental Slave


This is the first part of Aya's story. To get the second part of Aya's story for FREE visit www.elinpeer.com

What would you do if you had your morals tested, your values violated, and your boundaries broken? 

How many of your own rules would you break to survive in a world beyond your worst nightmare? 
And who would you become then? 

Young nurse, Aya Johansen, is working with refugees in a war zone when she is captured by fanatic religious warriors, fighting for their right to keep slaves and perform human sacrifices.

Their violence and brutality shocks her and her panic rises when she discovers the most terrifying man she's ever met has bought her as his personal sex slave.

Aya is determined to break free, even if it means pushing beyond the edge of her fear to find hidden resources of mental strength. If her only chance of escape is to navigate a forbidden attraction to a man fighting on the wrong side of the war - then she'll take it.

This is the first part in Aya's story.
Get the second part FREE on elinpeer.com
Aya's story is broken into 3 parts of around 40,000 words each, all available now. 


The Slave series consists of separate, but intertwined, stories.You could read them out of order, but for the best reading experience and to avoid spoilers, this is the recommended order to read them in. 

The Accidental Slave (Aya’s story)
The Healing Slave (Sybina’s story) Release April, 2016
Never a Slave (Sofia’s story) Release May 2016
The Feisty Slave (Uma’s story) Release June 2016
King of Slaves (Jenna's story) Release August 2016

This series is intended for mature readers only as it contains graphical language and sexual scenes of violent nature. All characters are fictional and any likeness to a living person or organization is coincidental.

Read an excerpt:
“Here, eat something.” Kato pushed a bowl of rice into her hands.

Aya shook her head. Just the thought of the kitchen it came from made her lose her appetite.

“Eat,” he ordered impatiently. 
She raised her head to look at him. He was standing in front of her, clearly frustrated that she wouldn’t eat, and part of her took joy in this last piece of control that was hers.

“I’m. Not. Hungry,” she said slowly and firmly.

“Eat the fucking rice, Aya.” Kato bent down over her, making her pull back in her chair.

“No!” she insisted, hoping it sounded braver than she felt. 
He narrowed his eyes. “Do you want me to force you to eat?”

Aya summoning all her inner strength and rose to her feet, making Kato pull back just enough to give her room to stand. “I said no." She told him with a cold stare. 
Once again they were standing in close proximity with eyes locked. The vibrations between them were loaded, and no matter how much she hated it, there was a primal sexual desire for him. Instinctively Aya knew she couldn’t afford to back down now. This was a power struggle that would set a precedent between her and Kato, and she refused to submit to his will.

They didn’t move an inch until Kato placed his hands on her hips and pulled her closer while letting his glance slide down to her mouth. 
Aya reacted instinctively and shoved the bowl of rice she was still holding into his chest while snarling: “Don’t even think about it.”

Kato stiffened but didn’t pull away from her. With eyes searching hers, he let his warm hands wander higher on her body.

She tried to take a step back but the chair was behind her. 
“Don’t tell me you don’t feel it too?” he murmured in a low seductive voice. 
“Get your hands off me,” Aya growled, angry at herself for feeling so aroused by him and determined to never show him.

With a quick movement he tucked her close again. “I’ll back off if you eat the rice, Aya.” 
“Eat the bloody rice yourself. I’m not hungry.” She looked away but Kato leaned in again and this time he bit her earlobe gently. “What will it be? Me or the rice?”

Neither! her inner warrior shouted, internally flipping a finger at Kato, but his gentle bites were moving down her neck, starting a series of fires inside her.

With Jonul she had fought physically but with Kato it was different. She wasn’t afraid of him, and her fight was more with herself than him. Of all the men in the world, why did the one man with a direct link to her libido have to be a Masi warrior?


http://amzn.to/243rd8u




About Elin Peer



Elin doesn't see herself as particularly adventurous, and yet she loves to travel and experience the world. She gets terribly seasick and can tell you about motion sickness from riding an elephant through an Asian jungle, a camel across the Sahara desert, a ship down the Nile in Egypt, a boat to Alaska, or a helicopter flying over Greenland.

She can testify that the most interesting people aren't always kings, queens, presidents, and celebrities, because she has met many of them in person.
After traveling the world and living in different countries, Elin is currently residing in the US with her husband, daughters, and her black Labrador that follows her everywhere.

What's special about her? Not much if you ask her, but people who know her say that she has a special gift – she's the kind of person you end up telling your darkest and deepest secrets to, even though you never intended to.

Maybe that's where she gets her inspiration for her dark romance books. One thing is for sure: Elin is not afraid to provoke, shock, touch, and excite you when she writes about unwanted desire and forbidden passion.

Want to connect with Elin? Great, she loves to hear from her readers. Find her on Facebook, connect with her on Goodreads or send an email to elin@elinpeer.com.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

The Accidental Slave Part 1 by Elin Peer


The Accidental Slave


This is the first part of Aya's story. To get the second part of Aya's story for FREE visit www.elinpeer.com

What would you do if you had your morals tested, your values violated, and your boundaries broken? 
How many of your own rules would you break to survive in a world beyond your worst nightmare? 
And who would you become then?

Young nurse, Aya Johansen, is working with refugees in a war zone when she is captured by fanatic religious warriors, fighting for their right to keep slaves and perform human sacrifices.

Their violence and brutality shocks her and her panic rises when she discovers the most terrifying man she's ever met has bought her as his personal sex slave.

Aya is determined to break free, even if it means pushing beyond the edge of her fear to find hidden resources of mental strength. If her only chance of escape is to navigate a forbidden attraction to a man fighting on the wrong side of the war - then she'll take it.

This is the first part in Aya's story.
Get the second part FREE on elinpeer.com
Aya's story is broken into 3 parts of around 40,000 words each, all available now.


The Slave series consists of separate, but intertwined, stories.You could read them out of order, but for the best reading experience and to avoid spoilers, this is the recommended order to read them in.

The Accidental Slave (Aya’s story)
The Healing Slave (Sybina’s story) Release April, 2016
Never a Slave (Sofia’s story) Release May 2016
The Feisty Slave (Uma’s story) Release June 2016
King of Slaves (Jenna's story) Release August 2016

This series is intended for mature readers only as it contains graphical language and sexual scenes of violent nature. All characters are fictional and any likeness to a living person or organization is coincidental.

Read an excerpt:
“I said no." She told him with a cold stare. 
Once again they were standing in close proximity with eyes locked. The vibrations between them were loaded, and no matter how much she hated it, there was a primal sexual desire for him. Instinctively Aya knew she couldn’t afford to back down now. This was a power struggle that would set a precedent between her and Kato, and she refused to submit to his will.


http://amzn.to/243rd8u




About Elin Peer



Elin doesn't see herself as particularly adventurous, and yet she loves to travel and experience the world. She gets terribly seasick and can tell you about motion sickness from riding an elephant through an Asian jungle, a camel across the Sahara desert, a ship down the Nile in Egypt, a boat to Alaska, or a helicopter flying over Greenland.

She can testify that the most interesting people aren't always kings, queens, presidents, and celebrities, because she has met many of them in person.
After traveling the world and living in different countries, Elin is currently residing in the US with her husband, daughters, and her black Labrador that follows her everywhere.

What's special about her? Not much if you ask her, but people who know her say that she has a special gift – she's the kind of person you end up telling your darkest and deepest secrets to, even though you never intended to.

Maybe that's where she gets her inspiration for her dark romance books. One thing is for sure: Elin is not afraid to provoke, shock, touch, and excite you when she writes about unwanted desire and forbidden passion.

Want to connect with Elin? Great, she loves to hear from her readers. Find her on Facebook, connect with her on Goodreads or send an email to elin@elinpeer.com.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Bait Part 1 (Alpha Billionaire Romance) by Colleen Charles FREE 425-4/29




Bait Part 1


Sexy East Coast playboy, Nolan Banks, is disturbing my perfectly buttoned-up life. He sleeps with celebrities, jets around the globe and thumbs his nose at the tabloids.

And every time he gets drunk and photographed with some random harlot claiming she's pregnant with his love child, I get the call.

Clean it up, Charlie.

Nolan's mess.

You see, I'm Charlene de Monaco, Nolan's corporate attorney.

Then he went and did it. Something so outrageous his daddy can't buy him out of it. I can't even lawyer him out of it. His only hope for redemption is pretending to straighten up and fly right. To act like he's in love with one woman. Committed. Monogamous.

It's a solid strategy.

Except for one fatal flaw.

He picks me.



http://amzn.to/1SjkJY8


Colleen Charles Bio


https://twitter.com/booksbycolleen

https://www.facebook.com/Colleen-Charles-1505026199744713/

From Award Winning #1 Romance Author Colleen Charles:

After 26 years in Corporate leadership at a Fortune 500, I discovered people within the organization lacked integrity. I'd always known deep in my soul that I was trying to fit a square peg in to a round hole since I'm the typical creative type. I miss my staff but I don't miss the corporate world. It's been said that the Universe will let you know if something isn't right for you. The first time, it will hit you with a pebble. Then a brick. Then a boulder. Let's just say that I got flattened. When my fifteen pound toy dog, Nigel, was threatened, I knew it was time to say goodbye.

It's sad but true.

Here's what I found within the first thirty days of being free. Writing stories from my heart that readers love means more to me than working myself in to an early grave for people who only care about their bottom line.

My heart has never been more full and my soul has never been more satisfied.

I've never worked so hard in my life but it doesn't even feel like work. It's worth it. All of it. Because it's about the joy that's found within the journey. The highs and the lows because I get to write stories for all of you.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for reading, enjoying and recommending the stories that I write. When you share my work with others, it's so rewarding. Your word of mouth is my very best friend ... that, and your reviews. There is nothing more important to me than all of you.

I love to hear from my readers and answer all communications personally.

colleencharlesbooks@gmail.com

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Scornfully Yours (Torn Series #1) by Pamela Ann



Scornfully Yours


From the New York Times & USA Today BestSelling Author, Pamela Ann...comes a novel about friendship, betrayal and second chances.

"The best kind of revenge is to let him see how strong and beautiful you are, with or without him."

When Emma realized that she fell in love with the notorious womanizer, Carter Mason-the badass Soccer athlete--she bailed and jumped ship, knowing quite well how this will turn out if Carter ever finds out about how she felt about him. Newly single, Emma parties in Hollywood amongst her friends--determined to enjoy her new status. Enter Hollywood's sexy heartthrob and sought out actor, Bass Cole. Bass was clearly smitten when his eyes captured the raving beauty that is Emma Anderson. Without ado, he pursues her. Being with Bass opened a lot of doors for Emma. But as much as she was attracted to Bass Cole, could she simply put her feelings towards Carter Mason aside?


http://amzn.to/26m3e38


About Pamela Ann

Pamela Ann is a New York Times and USA Today Best Selling Author. She studied Fashion Marketing in United Kingdom and has a degree in Business. She has a penchant for pastries, dogs, renaissance paintings, steamy angst-filled novels and traveling. She presently lives in Los Angeles.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Mobster (A Bad Boy Romance) by Danielle Slater and Lacey St. Claire


Mobster (A Bad Boy Romance)


Following orders could secure his future … and destroy his happiness.

A notorious man ...

Francisco is next in line to take over as Mafia kingpin. His father wants him to settle down, but Francisco has never met a woman who made him want more than a one-night stand.

Until the night of the masquerade party at Club Ecstasy -- when a masked woman entrances him with her warmth, kindness, and innate sensuality.

A dedicated woman ...
Sarah is a hard-working nurse by day and a caregiver for her aunt at night. When she goes out for a rare evening of fun, she gets a lot more than she bargained for.

The irresistibly sexy man she meets at Club Ecstasy almost seduces her right there in the nightclub. She never learns his name, or sees his face … but she can’t stop thinking about him.

A fateful encounter …
The next time they meet, it’s because Sarah has become the unwitting target of a mob operation. For Francisco, family comes first. Can he find a way to satisfy his desire as well as his honor ... or will his loyalty cost him the only woman he’s ever wanted?


http://amzn.to/20YDCp3


About Lacey St. Claire


Lacey St. Claire writes romance and erotica that is bound to leave you breathless and gasping for more!

book link: http://amzn.com/B01DZ2ZHZM
author fb: https://www.facebook.com/Lacey-St-Claire-552561684926170/
author twitter: https://twitter.com/LaceyStClaire