Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Check out an exclusive excerpt from 'Bittersweet Rescue' by Coleen Kwan


Bittersweet Rescue
by Coleen Kwan

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BLURB:

She rescued him, and saved herself.

When Ellie Sherwood rescues her boss from drowning, she never anticipates the consequences. For three years she’s existed in an emotional limbo after a catastrophic family tragedy, but now she’s awake and ready to seize life with both hands. And that includes the sexy boss she’s been secretly infatuated with for some time.

Drake Crawford is about to achieve his lifelong goal when a car accident plays havoc with his life. Not only is his plan for revenge delayed, but his once demure personal assistant is now shockingly, irresistibly forward. Drake is against office affairs, and Ellie is vital to his success, but he can’t get her out of his mind, and besides, he does owe her...

His solution—a two-week break with Ellie at his wilderness hideout. They’ll indulge in a scorching, private affair, and when it’s over they’ll return to their normal lives. But as Drake discovers more about Ellie, he realises her quiet exterior hides a backbone of steel. When she asks him to walk away from his ultimate goal, he knows it’s time to let her go.
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She shifted uneasily under his scrutiny. He’d always been ‘Mr Crawford’ to her, even though in her mind she’d taken to calling him ‘Drake’. But that was only to herself. ‘Mr Crawford’ set a distinct barrier between them. He was her boss, she was his employee. She preferred it that way. If she took to calling him ‘Drake’, who knew what other liberties she might accidentally take?

“I’m used to calling you ‘Mr Crawford’,” she said.

“You can hardly call me that after you dragged my sorry carcass from a sinking car and performed CPR on me.”

Without thinking, her gaze fell on his mouth. He had a wide, mobile mouth with well defined lips, the lower one slightly fuller than the upper. A memory of those lips, icy and still beneath hers, flashed through her, and despite her best efforts, a hot blush rose in her neck.

“I didn’t really know what I was doing. I took a first aid course last year, but I barely remembered what to do.”

“You remembered enough.” He placed a hand on her shoulder, making her heart skitter. “I owe you my life. Thank you, Ellie.”

With the weight of his hand on her, she could scarcely breathe or think. She wanted this to be over; she wanted them to go back to being boss and employee, but at the same time she wanted him to keep gazing at her. Wanted him to keep touching her, too.

Like the way he’d touched her at the Christmas party? Oh hell, why was she remembering that?

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Coleen Kwan has been a bookworm all her life. At school English was her favorite subject, but for some reason she decided on a career in IT. After many years of programming, she wondered what else there was in life — and discovered writing. She loves writing contemporary romance and steampunk romance.

Coleen lives in Sydney, Australia with her partner and two children. When she isn’t writing she enjoys avoiding housework, eating chocolate, and watching Criminal Minds.

Links:

Website: www.coleenkwan.com
Twitter: www.twitter.com/ColeenKwan
Facebook: www.facebook.com/coleenkwan.authorpage
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5210210.Coleen_Kwan

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Cover Reveal! 'Paranormal Pleasures II (Ten More Tales of Supernatural Seduction)' by Roxanne Rhoads

Coming May 2014...

Paranormal Pleasures II

By Roxanne Rhoads



Award winning author Roxanne Rhoads brings you ten more tales of supernatural seduction featuring demonic desires, wanton witches, voluptuous vampires, and ghosts with grave needs…

Four brand new, never published short stories have been combined with six previously published, freshly edited tales to give you a collection of hot paranormal erotica you can really sink your fangs into.

Cover Models: Victoria Nightshade and Sugar Monroe
Cover Photo By RSII Photography
Book Cover Design by Dawne Dominique

Scent of a Vampire

Aidan has searched several human lifetimes for his perfect mate. Now that he’s found her, he refuses to let go. He must make Gabrielle see they were destined to be together.

Immortal Flame

An off duty fire fighter encounters a sexy vampire in what he thought was an abandoned house.

The flames that ignite will leave them both scorched…and aching for more.

An Unexpected Evening

Samuel is a centuries-old vampire who prefers to be a recluse. He is always afraid of losing control and becoming the monster he once was. Falling in love with a young witch has pushed his boundaries and pulled him out of his comfort zone.

Katerina always encourages Samuel to be more open, to let loose, and to really "live" instead of only existing in the shadows.

One night, he finally grants her wish . . . in ways she never imagined.

Underneath the Fangs
Samuel is being framed for murder. Katerina knows he is not guilty but she has to convince Samuel that he is not a monster and that he is worthy of her love.

Cemetery Seduction

Abby, a half witch, half vampire whose powers go awry in a club, has to run, afraid that the Others, who are policing all human/magick interaction, might put her in jail. She ends up in a cemetery, jumps behind a bush and lands right on top of a very sexy ghost hunter.

No Place I'd Rather Be

Sonora is torn between a human and a vampire. How can she choose between the man who makes her feel safe and the vampire that makes her blood race? Sonora prays to the Goddess for guidance while harboring secret desires that her broody vampire, Brom, and her brawny human, Avery, can get past their jealousy and be willing to do more than just share the witch in the middle.

Can the Goddess grant Sonora's wish, or will she be stuck making an impossible choice?

Blood, Lust and Shadows

Vampire/succubus hybrid Allana is on the prowl looking for a bloody snack and a sexy energy boost. While strutting her stuff in a dark parking lot she encounters a yummy Latino who makes a lovely meal. She also encounters something else that puts her senses into overdrive.

Complete Circle

Lissette is a vampire who has lived with her succubus girlfriend, Cassandra, for a long time. She swore off relationships with men after being viciously raped by the vampire hunters who killed the love of her life and left her for dead.

Lissette and Cassandra only use men to get what they need, blood for Lissette and sexual energy for Cassandra. They are completely satisfied with their lives- until a mysterious stranger comes along.

For the first time in centuries Lissette wants a man. Why is she so drawn to him? What is he?

Much more than a mere mortal, Gabriel has been searching for Lissette and Cassandra for a very long time. They have what he needs, what no one else can give him.

But will they be willing to share?

A Package Deal

Chloe needs to get out of the city- fast. So she buys an old farmhouse out in the middle of nowhere- with one stipulation. The caretaker gets to stay. She readily agrees thinking it’s an old man that won’t give her any trouble.

Ash is definitely not what she expected.

My Demon Valentine

Elita wants to give her demon boyfriend a Valentine’s Day to remember. Connor was built for giving pleasure but Elita wants to turn the tables on that.

This time the pleasure will be all his.


About the Author:

Story strumpet, tome loving tart, eccentric night owl...these words describe book publicist and erotic romance author Roxanne Rhoads.

When not fulfilling one the many roles being a wife and mother of three require, Roxanne's world revolves around words...reading them, writing them, editing them, and talking about them. In addition to writing her own stories she loves to read, promote and review what others write. Roxanne is the owner of Bewitching Book Tours and operates Fang-tastic Books, a book blog dedicated to paranormal and urban fantasy books.

When not reading, writing, or promoting Roxanne loves to hang out with her family, craft, garden and search for unique vintage finds.

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'The Chosen' by Annette Gisby




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By Annette Gisby
M/M Fantasy Romance
Date Published: 6/15/2013

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The neighbouring kingdoms of Oscia and Arcathia have been at a tentative peace for three years after centuries of warfare. Prince Severin of Arcathia has been brought up to put duty before all else and as the only son of the King and Queen, it is his duty to marry and produce an heir. His parents want him to marry an Oscian princess to cement that tentative peace. Unfortunately Severin isn't interested in princesses. Now, if he had his pick of princes that would be another matter.

Havyn has been a slave all his life. When his aptitude for wizardry is discovered, he finds himself purchased and freed by Prince Severin and apprenticed to the royal wizard, Ildar. His duty is to stay chaste to keep his powers strong, but his feelings for Severin sorely test his resolve.

With kingdoms at war, the throne hanging in the balance, magic in the air, and outside forces trying to keep them apart, can the two men find happiness together, or is duty more important than love?


EXCERPT
“No? You turn down the best offer of marriage you’ll ever have and you say you have nothing to be sorry for?” 
“I don’t want to get married!” protested Severin. “I already told you that.” 
“You’re twenty-one years old, and the only heir to the Arcathian throne! What happens when I’m gone and you’re left a bachelor? There’ll be bloodshed if you don’t sire a son and soon. Do you want to bring us back to the brink of civil war? That’s what it will come down to. Leave us,” Faran commanded the falconer. The man bowed and hastily made his retreat, the birds squawked when he did so. 
“Chayal told me what happened at your initiation,” said Faran in a much gentler tone. “That you were not pleased by any of the eligible women. There is no shame in it for them or for you, Severin. The prince’s first chosen is an honour and one not lightly bestowed. But why didn’t you go through with it?” 
Severin blushed, and mentally made a note never to speak to Chayal again. The man was supposed to be his friend. Then he realised that being the head of the Raven Brotherhood, Chayal’s first loyalties were to his king. They were his father’s bodyguards, not his. 
“Have you lain with anyone at all? Perhaps you preferred to keep it private between the two of you?” 
“No, Father. No one.” Heat crept into his cheeks as he spoke. 
“But don’t you see? This is even better. Anyone offering for you will have to offer a much higher dowry since you’re a virgin, which is unusual for Arcathian males. You could have your pick of princesses,” said Faran, trying to coax him. 
Why couldn’t his father understand? Severin didn’t want his pick of princesses. The idea of lying with a woman didn’t interest him. He didn’t dislike women, in fact, Kelandra was one of his best friends, but the thought of being intimate like that with any of them wasn’t something he had ever wanted.
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Annette Gisby grew up in a small town in Northern Ireland, moving to London when she was seventeen. Being a very small town there were no bookshops and a small library. When she'd devoured every book she could get her hands on in the library, she started writing her own stories so she would always have something to read later.

When not writing she enjoys reading, cinema, theatre, walks along deserted beaches or wandering around ruined castles (great places for inspiration!) New Zealand is her favourite place and she hopes to travel back there one day. She's a fan of Japanese Manga and Anime and one day hopes to learn Japanese.

She currently lives in Hampshire with her husband, a collection of porcelain dolls and stuffed penguins and enough books to fill a small library. It's diminishing gradually since the discovery of ebooks but still has a long way to go.

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Monday, April 14, 2014

#FeaturedFiverr Spring Break Special!

It's Spring Break! That means that I am off of school for the entire week, and I am *NOT* working on those parent-teacher conference reports until we get back. How does this benefit you? 

Well, I am looking to keep extra busy this week. So, any order placed between now and 11:59 PM on Sunday, April 20th will get one bonus gig extra FOR FREE.

Cover Reveal! 'Seductive Chaos (Bad Rep #3)' by A. Meredith Walters




Release: May 4, 2014

Cole Brandt was the self-centered and philandering lead singer for Generation Rejects

Vivian Baily was a flaky, attention seeking drama queen.

Apart they were challenging…together they were complete and total chaos.

Cole and Vivian were two people who should never have been together.

Yet they crashed into each other at every turn.

Their relationship was anything but stable. But it was passionate. It was messy. It was hopelessly seductive. And it might possibly drive them both insane.

They fought. They made up. They screamed. They made love.

They hated and they loved in equal measure.

And now that Generation Rejects are starting to hit it big and the band is on the road, temptation and massive egos could very well spell the end of their roller coaster.

If only they could stay away from each other.

But Vivian has finally reached her breaking point. Tired of their endless cycle, she is ready to say goodbye to Cole for good.

Yet Cole isn’t one to go away quietly. Particularly when he is starting to realize exactly what he stands to lose if Vivian walks away.

As his world begins to turn upside down, Cole realizes that the one person who can hold him together is the girl who may no longer want him.

Love can be a comedy of errors, particularly for two people who never seem to get the timing right.

And In the crazy world of rock and roll, the hardest lessons to learn just might be the ones with the sweetest rewards


Bad Rep: Book 1
"Who gives a damn about their reputation? Oh, that would be me! Especially since mine had gone straight to hell in the span of thirty minutes".

Maysie Ardin is soaking up the summer before her junior year of college, shopping, hanging by the pool and shopping some more. But when her black belt in spending lands her in trouble with her parents, she is forced to take a second job at a local bar to dig herself out of a deep financial pit.

She thought she’d be miserable. But then Maysie didn’t count on Jordan Levitt, the hot, pierced and tattooed, drum playing bartender who also happens to be very interested in her. And the feelings are totally mutual.

It had the makings of the perfect romantic set up. Boy meets girl. Boy likes girl. Boy has girlfriend? Okay, maybe not.

But attraction is a hard thing to ignore and soon Jordan and Maysie find themselves in the middle of a gossip induced firestorm. Maysie has to learn whether she can set aside her fear of public disapproval in order to be with the one she wants. Or will she let the opinions of others dictate her life and her heart?
Perfect Regret: Book 2
Riley Walker makes all the right decisions and knows exactly where her life is headed.

Riley Walker does not make mistakes.

Riley Walker certainly doesn’t make spontaneous decisions.

But then Riley Walker gets dumped.

Spectacularly, gut-wrenching, stomp all over her heart dumped. And she is feeling more than a little angry. And a whole lot bitter. And suddenly the girl who has always done everything right feels like doing something completely wrong.

Garrett Bellows, lead guitarist for the local band, Generation Rejects, is going through life without a plan. Trying not to think past the next gig or the next party, he has worked hard to not become too attached to anyone or anything. So he is shocked to find himself drawn to the snarky girl with a chip on her shoulder. She pisses him off and puts him down. He knows she’s nothing more than a self-entitled college brat who thinks she’s better than the townie boy without a future.

Alcohol and a hefty dose of lust leads to a night both Riley and Garrett immediately regret. Her embarrassment, his pride and the weight of rumors and misconceptions convince Riley and Garrett that their one-time indiscretion will never be repeated. Particularly when their harshest critics are each other.

But how do you reconcile a head that wants to let go with a heart that keeps holding on?

And what happens when your biggest regret begins to seem almost perfect?



  The New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Contemporary and Paranormal romance including The Find You in the Dark and Bad Rep series as well as the upcoming stand alone romance, Reclaiming the Sand, and a dark new adult series for Gallery Books.

A. Meredith spent ten years as a counselor for at risk teens and children. First working at a Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault program and then later a program for children with severe emotional and mental health issues. Her former clients and their stories continue to influence every aspect of her writing.

When not writing (or being tortured with all manner of beauty products at the hand of her very imaginative and extremely girly daughter), she is eating chocolate, watching reality television that could rot your brain and reading a smutty novel or two.

A. Meredith is represented by Michelle Johnson with the Inklings Literary Agency.

Happy Release Day! 'Finding My Way' by Heidi McLaughlin



BOOK SUMMARY:

Liam Westbury has the world at his feet. He’s the quintessential golden boy. He’s the superstar quarterback for Beaumont High. His girl, Josie, is head cheerleader. He has his choice of colleges just waiting for him. Except he’s suffocating from all the pressure he’s under and no one understands.

Liam Page is the heartthrob he never wanted to be. He’s successful, smart and in demand by record companies and his adoring fans.

Music is his passion, his love, but something’s missing. His nights are lonely and he longs for the girl he left behind. Seeing her in every face in the crowd haunts him with the knowledge that she hates him. Going home has never been an option until now.

Be there when Liam Westbury becomes Liam Page and follow the highs and lows of the Quarterback turned Rockstar as he finds a way back to Beaumont in this prequel to Forever My Girl.



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PREVIOUS BOOKS IN THE SERIES

FOREVER MY GIRL (The Beaumont Series #1)
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MY EVERYTHING (The Beaumont Series, #1.5)

MY UNEXPECTED FOREVER (The Beaumont Series, #2) 

FINDING MY FOREVER (The Beaumont Series, #3) 
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About the author:

Heidi is the author of USA Today, Digital Book World, Amazon and Barnes & Noble Bestselling novel, Forever My Girl.

Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she now lives in picturesque Vermont, with her husband and two daughters. Also renting space in their home is an over-hyper Beagle/Jack Russell and two Parakeets.

During the day Heidi is behind a desk talking about Land Use. At night, she's writing one of the many stories planned for release or sitting court-side during either daughter's basketball games.

Author Links:

Website: http://heidimclaughlin.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HeidiMcLaughlinAuthor

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HeidiJoVT

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6568302.Heidi_McLaughlin

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Saturday, April 12, 2014

'Praline Dreams (Shara Azod's Flavors)' by Reana Malori


Blurb: 

Reese Michaels and Dana St. John had been friends since grade school but allowed teenage angst and raging hormones to pull them apart. After years of denying his feelings, Reese has decided that he is no longer willing to wait. He knows that it's time to make Dana to realize that she is the only woman for him. His plan of seduction reconnects two people who have filled each other’s dreams. Will one night be enough or will Reese and Dana discover that your first love is the one you never truly forget.

Excerpt:
Reese watched the woman he loved as she gathered up her belongings and prepared to leave her classroom for the summer break. He still couldn’t believe this beautiful woman was his—well, almost his. Sadly, no matter how much he had tried to regain their closeness after that horrible day when his teenage hormones had taken control of his mouth, things had changed. They had never spoken about that incident in his family room again, even though he knew they should have. At the time, he figured if Dana had been really bothered by what he said, she would have said something. Boy had he been wrong.

They had still hung out quite a bit during his senior and her junior year of high school, but the frequency of her freely given smiles and hugs had diminished. When he had left for college in the summer, their calls and visits became more sporadic over time. The college had only been two hours away, but as a young college jock with a football scholarship, there were too many new things for him to try and too many girls to date. He knew it was the experience of being on his own that had truly made his first year unforgettable. For nine straight months, he had been a single college student having the time of his life.

However, during that first year he was away at college, the relationship between him and Dana had changed even more. Just before she came to the same university that next fall, there was a span of time when they had not seen each other for almost six months. Well, there was the one day in between when she graduated high school, but that was it. That much time apart was definitely not normal for them, but he didn’t think it was odd because there was always a legitimate reason for her to be away when he came home. A weekend trip to the summer home of a friend, spending the night at a girl’s night out, or simply other plans that would take her out of his presence for the entire day. On those occasions, she would usually come home too late to justify a polite social visit and leave before he had a chance to make it over to her house the next morning.

It wasn’t until much later that he realized things had gone horribly wrong. He had called his parents one Friday night and told them he was coming down for the weekend. His only mission was to see Dana and spend time with his best friend. Sure, they talked on the phone weekly, even if it was for only ten minutes.

Since he had left for school, their time spent together had been so few and far between. Then, he suddenly realized that he missed her. Not in the “she’s a family friend, but more of an annoying sister” way. No, this was in an “ache in his heart, gut-wrenching, and breath-halting missing her” way and he was tired of spending time apart. When he thought about how long it had truly been since they had actually hung out, he didn’t like it one bit.

Asking his parents to keep his visit a secret from Dana, he told them he had wanted to surprise her. Talking on the phone with Dana the night before, he had told her that he would be staying on campus that weekend because he had too much homework to do and needed to study. With a memory like an elephant, he vividly recalled her saying that she was going to be home that weekend because of a test on Monday. However, what he didn’t count on was his parents talking with the St. John’s that evening, and Dana overhearing the conversation.

When he showed up at Dana’s door the next day, Mrs. St. John had a look on her face that told him that the news would not be good. Apparently, Dana had come downstairs earlier that morning with an overnight bag slung over one shoulder. She had begged her father to let her spend the night at Keisha’s house so they could study for a test on Monday. Her father had eventually said yes and so off she went.

His face must have reflected his shock and disappointment. He felt her hand on his shoulder and her whispered words reached him, “Reese, I know you wanted to see her. I’m not sure what happened. It’s been so long since the two of you have spent time together. It’s such a pity she ran out of here so fast this morning. Baby, is everything okay with the two of you?” 
Although he might not remember much, he knew that he had responded to her. He loved her like a favorite aunt and although words like, “Sure. No problem. I’m certain I’ll see her before I leave again,” fell from his lips, he wasn’t sure she believed him. In all honesty, he wasn’t sure he believed the words either.

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Author Bio:

Come join me as I explore my inner thoughts and create a world where anything is possible. My focus is interracial romance and I firmly believe that LOVE in all its forms should be celebrated. While I have dreams of world domination, I'm willing to settle for being one of the best interracial romance erotica writers on the market. My goal is to weave a story that pulls the reader into my world and share in my universe, even if only for a short time.

Website: www.reanamalori.webs.com
Twitter: @ReanaMalori
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