Thursday, August 29, 2013

Cover Reveal! 'What He Really Feels (He Feels Trilogy)' by Lisa Suzanne

Coming Soon...

Book 2 in the He Feels Trilogy 
by Lisa Suzanne

Book Blurb

He told her How He Really Feels and had his heart broken. Now Travis Miller is trying to move on from the greatest heartbreak of his life by getting out of town. But two nights before his big move to California, Travis meets a mystery woman who grabs hold of his broken heart and gives him hope that he can piece it back together. Will Travis ever figure out What He Really Feels, or will he be stuck on his first love forever? Will he find his happily ever after? What He Really Feels contains some adult situations and is intended for mature readers.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

'Relinquishing Liberty (Second Chances Book #1)' by Maureen Mayer

Relinquishing Liberty
Series-Second Chances Book #1
By-Maureen Mayer
Genre-New Adult
Publication Date- August 26th, 2013

On the outside, Liberty Davis appeared to have it all…a loving family, a tight knit circle of friends, and a bright future ahead of her. Everything was perfect. That is until her brother tragically took his own life, turning her whole world upside down.

Left to pick up the pieces of her broken family, Liberty is faced with focusing all of her attention on helping her parents cope with the loss of their son, while putting her own life on the back burner. But what no one seems to realize is that she is just as broken inside.

Now, four years later, twenty year old Liberty is taking back the reins of her life. She leaves behind everything she’s ever known, hoping to make a fresh start…one where she isn’t faced with the constant reminder that her brother is nothing more than faded memory. What she didn’t expect to find along the way was Shayne.

Tall, dark and tattooed, Shayne Thompson has developed quite a reputation for being a player. Despite everyone’s negative perception, Liberty still finds herself drawn to him. When she learns that Shayne knows all too well what it feels like to lose someone you love, she finds that they have a lot more in common than just a physical attraction.

When Liberty discovers a secret from Shayne’s past that threatens to tear them apart, she begins to question everything she’s ever felt for him. Will Liberty choose to follow her heart or will she give up the one person who finally made her feel whole again?

**This story contains language and sexual scenes, some of which may be unsuitable for younger readers.**

Monday, August 26, 2013

Get to know Chandra Ryan, author of 'Ulterior Motives'

Meet author Chandra Ryan. Get to know her and her latest book 'Ulterior Motives.'

What was the inspiration behind 'Ulterior Motives'?
I was reading a lot of mail order bride stories at the time and they were just so much fun to read, I wanted to try my hand at one. I thought one set in the future on a settler planet would be an interesting twist but every time I tried to write it I just couldn’t. Something wasn’t right. As I thought about it being futuristic, the idea of having a mail order groom just started to make more and more sense. It wasn’t until I gave Jasper an ulterior motive for answering the ad, though, that the story really started to take shape.
Which character was the most fun to write?
The doctor. He’s just a secondary character but he came to life as I wrote him. He’s funny but down to earth in a way any doctor on a settler planet would have to be. Plus, he’s got more vices than any doctor of his age really should and that’s always fun.
Which scene is your favorite?
That’s a hard one for me. Kind of like asking which kid is my favorite. Hmmm…I’d have to say the scene Jasper is talking to the doctor about Kat’s recovery, though. Those men are too funny when you put them together.
What kind of research did you need to do for this book?
The best kind of research! I watched Firefly and I binged on western books and, of course, more mail order bride books. I loved researching for this book so much, that I might just do it all over again in the near future.
Will we ever see these characters again?
You definitely see Jasper. He makes an appearance in the second book of this series, Shared Objectives. And, if I were a betting woman, I’d bet that isn’t the last time we see him either. He might just become a very important person in the future of this universe by the time it’s all said and done.
What makes science fiction a good fit for erotica?
There really are no boundaries or set rules in science fiction. If you can dream it up, you can make it happen. I think that works really well for erotica since the same can be said for that genre as well. They compliment each other really well that way.
What is the appeal of writing in this genre?
My own imagination is the only thing that limits me. I can take a story wherever I feel it needs to go and push the characters in ways that aren’t possible in other genres. If I can imagine it, I can make a way for it to become true on paper.
How does your background in psychology influence your writing?
I’d like to think it helps me write more believable and deeper characters. The reason I studied psychology was that people fascinated me. You take one hundred people, put them in exactly the same situation and they’ll come up with one hundred different ways to respond. And each of them would probably swear there was no other way to deal with that particular situation. What is truly interesting is, they’re probably right. Each person could come up with a different response because that was the only one that would work for them.
Please tell us about your other published books.
I have two fantasy romance stories out with Samhain Publishing, Dragonborne and Ravenborne. Dragonborne is about a dragon shifter who is shot down while in flight and the human healer who rescues him. When she finds out there are malevolent forces killing the children in her village, it’s his turn to come to the rescue.

Ravenborne takes place in the same world hundreds of years later. In it, a young royal woman who was cast out of society when her family’s home is raided and her family is slaughtered, is called to serve the king as his spy. She has developed the gift of telepathy and the king would rather see it used to help him rather than over throw him. When she falls for the knight the king sent to accompany her and learns who set up the raid on her family home, she has to make some hard decisions.

Then I have two urban fantasies with Ellora’s Cave, Ink in the Blood and Bond Betrayed. They feature two sisters who have magic in their blood but were abandoned by their people, the Community, because they feared the girls’ father. Being raised in human foster care, they’ve both struggled to find their place in the world.

Ink in the Blood is Izzy’s story. She’s a recovering addict who is after retribution for her years hooked on drugs. When she falls for the DEA agent assigned to her case, she knows she’s in trouble. He’s a human and has no idea she’s not. Bond Betrayed is Nikki’s story. She’s a seductress and the one thing Isaac can use as leverage to get his sister back. He’s playing with fire, though. If he’s not careful, they’ll both get burned.
On what other projects are you currently working?
I just finished edits on the second book in the Universal Defiance series, Shared Objectives. I believe it’s going to be out in September. It’s my first ménage so I’m super excited. In it, two genetically altered soldiers have to figure out how to deal with their mutual attraction to a geneticist. Either she’ll bring them closer together or drive a wedge between them.
If you could travel to another planet, like the one in your book, would you do so?
I think I’d go for a visit, but I don’t think I could live on one. I’m a creature of comfort. I like being able to run to the store on a whim. And I love being able to buy a cup of overpriced coffee anytime I like. I can say without a doubt that Kat is a much stronger woman than I will ever be.
What can you be found doing when not reading or writing?
When I’m not reading or writing I’m usually outside. I love hiking and swimming. And, with two little boys, it’s good to be outdoors burning energy. Otherwise, they might have driven me crazy a long time ago.
What is something readers may be surprised to learn about you?
My mom and sister are both very, very Christian. I was raised Christian and still am. But I’m married to a Vedantic and we’re raising our children in a dual-faith home. We both respect each other’s religion so it’s actually a lot easier than most people think. And I think that respect and love has really helped our children have a deeper spirituality.
Is there anything else you would like to add?
I want to thank you for having me on your blog today. I really enjoyed the interview and being able to talk to all your guests about my story.

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Being from a rather nomadic family, Chandra Ryan loves to travel and meet people. But she’s found that sometimes, like when you’re stuck inside because of a good old-fashioned Southwestern heat wave, you have to make do. Fortunately for her and her loving family, who don’t like seeing her suffer from cabin fever, she’s found creating new people and places equally as fascinating. Also, you’re a lot less likely to spill your ice tea.

Twitter: @ChandraRyan

Ulterior Motives
by Chandra Ryan


Universal Defiance, Book One

On a rural settler planet, Kat must resort to putting out an ad to find a husband. She doesn’t expect to find love—that’s a dream in these parts—just a partner to help work her ranch. Then the devastatingly handsome Jasper answers her ad and turns her on in ways she never dreamed possible. Too bad he’s not who he says he is.

Jasper doesn’t know what he’s getting into when he ventures undercover to investigate a legal claim against Kat’s ranch. But after a toe-curling night under her roof and in her bed, he’s willing to do anything to stay there. He can’t say no to the tough-as-nails businesswoman who makes his body come alive.

When people start getting hurt, though, both Kat and Jasper have to decide how valuable one piece of land is. And the ranch that brought them together might be the very thing standing between them.

Read an excerpt:
“Excuse me, sir.” Her calm words broke through the chaos of the port station and gained his undivided attention. This close to him, staring into his rich, brown eyes, her stomach began to churn with nerves. She quickly pushed through the sensation, though. She didn’t have the time for silliness. And it was the height of absurdity for her to be uncomfortable around her soon-to-be husband. “I’m Katarina Maxim. My friends call me Kat.”
She held her hand out to him in casual greeting as she tried not to fidget. She’d debated how to greet him as she’d driven to the station. A kiss seemed rather forward. But she did want him to feel welcomed. A handshake seemed like the best idea at the time. Now, as she waited for him to take her hand, she started second-guessing herself.
“Katarina, that’s a lovely name.”
She noted that he’d called her Katarina but tried not to let that color her first impression of him. She didn’t hate the name nor did she hate being called by it. It just didn’t fit her. Not anymore. Katarina sounded soft, delicate—refined, even. Like she’d been before her family had moved here. She could only hope that he didn’t see her as any of those things. If he did, he would be sorely disappointment when he got to know her better. “Kat. Only my mother called me by my full name,” she pressed.
“Kat it is.” His smile seemed genuine but his palm was as soft as new leather when he finally took hers. If he stayed, that would change. This planet demanded calluses and blisters. Her hands were proof of that.

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Saturday, August 24, 2013

'Torch (Take It Off #1)' by Cambria Hebert

Series- Take It Off  #1 
By Cambria Hebert

***This is a new adult contemporary novel and contains sexual content and graphic language. It is not intended for young adult readers.***

If you can’t take the heat… stay away from the flame.

Katie Parks has been on her own since the age of fifteen. All she’s ever wanted is a place to call her own—a life that is wholly hers that no one can take away. She thought she finally had it, but with the strike of a single match, everything she worked so hard for is reduced to a pile of smoking ash. And she almost is too.

Now she’s being stalked by someone who’s decided it’s her time to die. The only thing standing in the path of her blazing death is sexy firefighter Holt Arkain.

Katie’s body might be safe with Holt… but her heart is another story.

As the danger heats up, sparks fly and the only thing Katie knows for sure is that her whole life is about to go up in flames.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Author Jillian Chantal talks about 'Moon Dance,' Alan Rickman, Agatha Christie and more

Please give author Jillian Chantal a warm welcome today as she tells us more about herself and her book 'Moon Dance.' Be sure to leave her comments and more questions below! (For example, share in our mutual love of Agatha Christie and Alan Rickman, and help me to reassure her that she isn't the only klutz in the room!)

What was the inspiration behind 'Moon Dance'?
I’d written a book about a former Green Beret who lost a portion of his leg in Afghanistan. It’s called Sebastian’s Salvation and I was a little disappointed at the reception it received. It seemed as if a wounded warrior wasn’t what readers wanted to see. I decided to try another story with a wounded hero to see if it would be better received. I like to think that everyone deserves a little romance- even a man or woman who has a physical limitation- so I wanted to try again and my injured fireman, Gabe, came to life.
Which character spoke to you the most during the writing process?
Gabe, the hero, was the most vocal. In my writing process, usually I get the hero’s journey in my head a lot easier than the heroine’s. I also always fall a little in love with the hero.  
A minor character in this story saved his own life as well by speaking to me. I planned to kill this character but as the story went on, this person grew on me and I couldn’t bear to do it. That kind of surprised me so the person survived.
How much do you have in common with Olga, the main character?
Not a whole lot. I like to wear red like she does and I sometimes choose what I wear based on if I have to make a presentation or not- I have certain “go-to” outfits when I need to be more confident than usual.  
Olga is a scientist and her intelligence is something I admire but some of her characteristics are the opposite of mine such as her mood swings and her doubts about herself. I do have a temper, but Olga’s mood swings are different than that.
What kind of research did you have to do for this book?
I had to research the way that blindness could be caused by fire and what the scarring would look like for burned retinas and the area around the eye. I also had to find out about what Gabe would be able to discern after his injury such as light and dark and shapes. Luckily, I have a great friend who is an emergency room physician and his help was invaluable.  
I also researched the companies who are working on passenger flights to the moon and the science involved in that process.
Will we ever see these characters again?
At this time, I haven’t thought of another story that they would be in. I kind of like the heroine’s friend and she may have a story in the future.
On what other projects are you currently working? 
I’m writing a spy/murder mystery set in 1937 in Europe before WWII. It’s been a fun one to work on as it takes place on the Orient Express. Of course, there’s romance in the mix as well. Even spies deserve to be loved, right? 
What drives you as a writer? 
My mind never stops going. I find that the fiction writing grounds me and helps me take my mind off the day job. I work as a lawyer and would find myself, in the evenings after work, thinking of things I needed to do at the job the next day and it seemed I never got away from the stress of the cases I was handling. The writing gives me a needed escape and saves my sanity so I guess that’s what drives me. Staying sane and balanced. 
How do you get through a bout of writer's block? 
I’ve never really experienced it but I do take time to watch movies and study them for movements, scenery (and how I’d describe it in a story) and dialogue. If I don’t feel the muse, I’ll put in a film and before I know it, I’m back to the keyboard. 
Please tell us about your other published works. 
I have four historical stories with Desert Breeze Publishing and all four take place on ocean liners. Three are all on the Queen Mary and are based on one family. They are all stand-alone stories and all are what I call romantic adventures. There’s murder, mystery and romance involved. I like a lot going on in my stories. LOL  
I have several short stories and novellas with both Secret Cravings and Sweet Cravings Publishing. These run the gamut from light paranormal to contemporary to historical.
I also have four novels published with SirenBookStrand on the mainstream side. These are all contemporary romances. 
How does your career as a lawyer influence your writing? 
I’ve not really written many lawyers per se. I have one story called Hot Pursuit with Ellora’s Cave’s Blush line and the heroine in it is a lawyer. People who know me say this heroine is the closest to me that I’ve written. I usually say that I don’t think so as she is way more kick-butt than me. I can’t shoot the gun out of someone’s hand although my friend tells me that I could if I tried. Haha.  
I think the law career has definitely helped my writing since I have been doing research for many years and in my historical novels, I have to do a ton of it. Being able to find information and retain it is a great asset as a writer. Writing legal documents is totally different though and I had to break myself of the formal writing in order to write fiction. 
If you had the opportunity to go to the moon, would you?

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

'Love Resurrected (Second Chances #1)' by Kristy Centeno

Love Resurrected (Second Chances #1)
by Kristy Centeno
Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Lazy Day Publishing
Release Date: April 27, 2013
Heat Level: Steamy
Word Count: 84,728

It’s never too late for a second chance at love.

Keiran McDermott has lived by one simple rule for over a hundred years: keep a safe distance from humans at all times. He knows from experience that close proximity to them can lead to disasters and more often than not, end up badly. But when the need to explore a nearby town places him directly in the path of a woman being stalked by two foul predators, the instinct to protect the young beauty from the men intent on causing her harm forces him to break his self-imposed law.

However, once she’s safely away from her attackers, Keiran finds himself locked in another battle. He knows his weakness can kill: it did so in the past. But how can he find the courage to stay away, when the image of her lovely face torments his mind?

When a new threat forces him to come to Celine’s aid again, will Keiran be able to fight temptation long enough to keep her alive and protected, even from himself?

Warning: This title is intended for readers over the age of 18 as it contains adult sexual situations and/or adult language, and may be considered offensive to some readers.

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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

'Araya's Addiction' by Jocelyn Dex

Araya's Addiction
by Jocelyn Dex
Erotic Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Ellora's Cave
Release Date: January 11, 2013
Heat Level: Sizzling
Word Count/Length: 30,500 words/110 Pages

When Kean wakes up naked, collared and locked in a cell, he knows thinking with his dick has finally gotten him into trouble. Part Incubus, Kean enjoys scorching sexual liaisons, a habit that has found him trapped, forced to help a Sempire rescue her daughter from certain death.

Unwilling to aid in anyone’s imprisonment, Araya initially refuses her mother’s “gift”, but the passion simmering between her and Kean is undeniable. As they explore their shared lust, both Araya and Kean enact schemes to save each other. Their best laid plans may awaken emotions that will bind them forever.

*Note: A Sempire is a female demon who requires semen to survive.

Warning: This title is intended for readers over the age of 18 as it contains explicit sex scenes and/or situations and adult language, and may be considered offensive to some readers.

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'A Beautiful Idea (The Beautiful Series #!1)' by Emily McKee

A Beautiful Idea (The Beautiful Series)
by Emily McKee
New Adult Erotic Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Self/Indie
Release Date: June 14, 2013
Heat Level: Sizzling
Word Count/Length: 285 pages

Isabelle Clark always had ideas, but that’s all they ever were . . . until now. She grew up in a world filled with poverty and hatred from the person who gave birth to her and had decided she would finally make her ideas a reality. After moving away to college as a junior she ran into the ’s walking one-night stand. Literally.

Maddox Mitchell was every girl’s wet dream all in one muscled, tattooed, pierced, baseball playing package. He thought he had the life: going to school, tattooing people by day, and giving girls the best orgasms of their life by night. When he found out that Financial Aid didn’t fully cover Isabelle’s room and board Maddox had an idea: Isabelle should move in with him.

On the outside everybody sees Isabelle as a quiet bookworm and Maddox as a player, both on and off the baseball diamond. They soon learn who the other truly is. Either way, they’re about to realize this idea was a beautiful one.

Warning: This title is intended for readers over the age of 18 as it contains explicit sex scenes and/or situations and adult language, and may be considered offensive to some readers.

Read an excerpt

Monday, August 19, 2013

'She's the One (Counting on Love)' by Erin Nicholas

She’s the One
by Erin Nicholas



Counting on Love, Book 1

Sometimes you see love clearly. And sometimes it has to smack you in the face.

When a stranger walks up and punches him, Ryan Kaye assumes there’s a good reason. But he’s stunned to learn it’s over a one-night stand that never happened —with his friend’s sister, straight-laced Amanda Dixon. When Ryan confronts her about the lie, Amanda apologizes, but Ryan realizes he doesn’t want her to be sorry…he wants the night they supposedly spent together.

Amanda’s not looking to add anyone to her long list of commitments, so she was only trying to let a nice guy down easy by telling him a fling with Ryan broke her heart. So what if the fling only happened in her dreams? But when Ryan Kaye tempts her with the chance to go crazy and fulfill a few fantasies, she can’t resist. Thank goodness one night isn’t enough time to fall in love…

Warning: Contains a hot paramedic who knows how to get a girl to let her hair down, a girl who thinks she prefers her hair up, some naughty laser tag, some naughty role-playing and a lot of falling in love.

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Friday, August 16, 2013

'Seduction in Silver' by Natalie Anderson

Seduction in Silver
by Natalie Anderson



"A limited engagement…
For two weeks Nina Breslin had passed an enticing stranger when catching the Baker Street Tube to go to work. So utterly sexy, and enticingly foreign, she figures he’s eons out of her league—until the day he makes an outrageous proposal.

Dr. Eduardo Ruiz needs a break from the heart-breaking reality of his job. So when he finally introduces himself to the vivacious woman he’s been admiring, he quickly realizes they could help each other with their sticky situations…and have great fun in the process.

They agree to an outrageous plan. For one night only, she’ll masquerade as his girlfriend to appease his overzealous family members, and he’ll accompany her to meet with her ex-fiancé’s friends, pretending to be her attentive lover. Can they play by their own rules, or will they succumb to the pull of seduction?"

Read an excerpt:
Her last objections fell away. Sensibility fell away. He was so close—he’d been the one to tilt her face to his. But she was the one who did it. She was the one who stood up on tiptoe and lifted her chin that bit higher so their lips touched.

She was his from first contact and from that moment he took control. His hands instantly framed her face, holding her still as his tongue teased her mouth open, quickly deepening the kiss. And she let him—unable to resist, the pleasure he gave was already too great. His thumbs softly caressed her earlobes. She shivered, softening against him. He moved—tucking her into a closer embrace, smoothing a firm hand down the length of her, pushing her tight into his heat as his mouth moved more demandingly against her own. She’d gotten a taste of his lean strength in the train this morning, and yes, as she’d feared, he scalded every cell that came in contact with him. And he did it again now.

But she liked the fire. Adored it. Was happy to melt and let him consume her completely. She wanted to be drawn right into the flames—wanted to feel like she could fly free in a way she’d never done before. She’d never felt anything like this from a simple kiss.

Though it wasn’t a simple kiss any more.

 Available on Amazon
AUTHOR Bio and Links:

USA TODAY bestseller Natalie Anderson writes fun, frisky, feels-good contemporary romance for Entangled Publishing, Harlequin Mills & Boon and independently. With over twenty-five books published and over two million sold, she's been a Romantic Times Award nominee & a finalist for the R*BY (Romantic Book of the Year). 
She lives in Christchurch, New Zealand with her husband and four children.

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