New Release for 4-24-2015!


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Shift Happens
Series: I Heart Shifters Book One
Christy Gissendaner
Genre: Paranormal Erotic Romance
Length: Novella
Word Count: 24,886
Page Count: 137
Price: 3.99
ISBN: 978-1-941692-69-1
Release Date: 04-24-2015

Ellie Reynolds runs a nail salon that caters to shifters of all varieties. The proverbial shift hits the fan when billionaire mogul Jackson Lawrence walks in the door and offers Ellie two million dollars to sell her shop. Ellie has no intention of selling out, especially to someone who plans to bulldoze her shop to the ground and replace it with a fast food joint. Their battle of wit and will is brought to a sudden halt when Jackson’s enemies appear, throwing them into a fight for their lives.

Jackson believed he’d left violence behind when he resigned his position with the Blood Wolves, a secret shifter military group, but someone wants his company’s cyber invention and will stop at nothing to get it. He didn’t mean to drag Ellie into his mess, but he’s willing to do anything to protect her and the firewall his friend created…anything except fight his attraction to the outspoken redhead he’s suddenly responsible for. Jackson soon learns Ellie is hotter than he first gave her credit for…like dragon hot…and life is about to get a whole lot more interesting.

Sometimes shift happens when you least expect it.

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Interview with Ellie Eden

I’m happy to present my interview with Ellie Eden. Her book Letting Evil In.

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(blurb and excerpt below)

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Hi Ellie, Thanks for stopping by to talk a little about your writing! Let’s jump right in. Tell me a little about the characters and the conflict in Letting Evil In.

Letting Evil In is a romantic suspense novel partly based on real life and the chaos caused by internet affairs. I found it fascinating and frightening that a laptop is a wide open window into your home. All sorts of people can come creeping in–people you would never, ever normally encounter.

My heroine, Kristi, gets caught in the fallout of her husband’s internet affair with Nara, a young Brazilian drug dealer. Kristi leads a happy life in the mostly safe suburbs of Livingston NJ. She loves her husband, Michael and their teenage son, and six-year-old twins.

Michael, the unfaithful husband, isn’t quite as content. He spends the cold New Jersey winter in hot Brazilian chat rooms.

Nara, the Brazilian girl, who Michael goes to Rio to meet, is self centered, poverty-stricken but upbeat and gloriously wild. The guy she really fancies, Azul, the Harley-riding drug dealer with the cold blue wolf’s eyes was fun to write about and definitely hot.

Kristi and her teenage son go to Rio in search of the vanished Michael and she turns to Tony, an Italian-Brazilian federal agent, for help. I fell in love with Tony, the sexy federal agent. He’s the hero and every girl’s dream, but is he too good to be true?

The ruthless drug lord, O Dentista, is someone I never want to meet. I would tell you here why he is called that but its too creepy. Lets keep the interview on a less nightmarish note!

Kristi’s young son is kidnapped in Rio. She finds herself alone in a strange and dangerous city with no one she can trust. A great situation for a heroine to land in!

Where’s the story set? How much influence did the setting have on the atmosphere/characters/development of the story?

Letting Evil In is set in Livingston, New Jersey and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. I thought the contrast between the two cities and the contrast between the two main female characters would be fun to write and read about.

Rio is a marvelous place for a suspenseful book as it has awful slums, beautiful romantic beaches, wild rainforest, and even a spooky gothic cemetery. Once I saw the creepy mausoleums, I knew I had to include them in the plot.

Were your characters difficult to write, or did they seem to spring easily from your mind to the page?

For some weird reason it was easier to write about the bad guys. I really loved writing about Nara and her world. I loved her casual and quirky attitude to life. The other main characters slipped into their roles. I identified with Kristi as she feels let down and hurt by her unfaithful husband and starts to fall for the sexy and sweet Tony.

Tell us a little bit about the heroine and hero and the challenges threatening their love.

Kristi and Tony come from very different backgrounds. She has led a sheltered life in suburban Livingston, NJ. Tony is Italian-Brazilian and comes from an enormously wealthy, politically corrupt family in Brazil. Kristi does not want to fall for Tony and he certainly doesn’t want the problems of falling for a beautiful American woman with children and an unfaithful and missing husband.

What are some of your favorite characteristics of a good alpha hero? Do you have one from a book or movie you particularly like?

I like the strong silent type. And I like him good-looking and well built. Also a caring man, someone thoughtful. And tough of course, you can rely on him in a scary situation. Its fun if the two people don’t quite know what the other is thinking or wanting but the writer and reader can guess.

What are some of your favorite characteristics of a good heroine? Do you have one from a book or movie you particularly like?

I like a beautiful and determined heroine. It helps if she is somewhat rash and so gets into dangerous situations.

When did you begin writing and why?

I started writing in elementary school. I had this great story about a house where the four winds wailed. I wasn’t sure about the rest of the plot. Just the winds wailing!

What is your writing process like?

I research a lot. I think it enriches the plot to add a lot of interesting background facts.

Do you enjoy research? Or is research a necessary evil?

I love research. Almost anything becomes interesting once you begin to research it.

Do you have a favorite genre? Is it the same genre you prefer to write?

Romantic suspense and thrillers. Also travel books about bad vacations.

Do you have a favorite author who introduced you to the genre?

Daphne du Maurier

What do readers have to look forward to in the future from Ellie Eden?

I’ve writing a Dystopian book and enjoying researching for that world.

 

Thanks again for stopping by, Ellie! Readers can discover more about Ellie Eden here:

http://edenauthor.wordpress.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ellie-Eden/274326029400077

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Ellie Eden
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Length: Novel
Page Count: 368
Price: 4.99
Release Date: 4-18-2014

 

When Michael goes on a photographic assignment to Brazil and fails to return, Kristi and her son fly to Rio de Janeiro, desperate to find him. Instead she finds that during the cold New Jersey winter, her husband has spent his time in steamy chat rooms with Nara, a young woman desperate for attention and involved in the Rio drug world.

As she searches for Michael in exotic but crime-ridden Rio, Kristi finds herself way out of her league. She turns to Italian-Brazilian Federal Agent Tony Lamazzo for help. As the harsh truth of her marriage brings a dose of reality to her life, she finds the temptation of getting closer to the strong, capable—and totally hot—Tony difficult to resist. She’s in Brazil on the Day of Dead, a day when Brazilians go wild. Why shouldn’t she go wild with Tony, for just one night, before returning home to start the new life alone she’ll have to learn to make for herself?

But when her son vanishes too, Kristi doesn’t know where to turn. Michael’s affair with drug-dealing Nara has exposed them all to the murderous wrath of a ruthless drug lord, and while she longs to trust Tony, she can’t trust his powerful and politically corrupt family. But in the dangerous slums and rainforests of Brazil, the danger mounts for both Kristi and her son, and a cold-blooded enemy has an agenda of his own. If she trusts Tony, she might save her son. Or it might just get them all killed…

 

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New Release for 4-16-2015!

Tarsus-ByJCOwens-200x300Tarsus
J. C. Owens
Genre: m/m romance, fantasy romance
Length: Novella
Word Count: 25,983
Page Count: 150
Price: 3.99
ISBN: 978-1-941692-70-7
Release Date: 04-16-2015





The despised white centaur may be the key to Varan’s heart…

Born into hatred, his odd white coat a source of disgust to his centaur tribe, Tarsus is well used to mockery and contempt. But when he’s kidnapped from his high-blood family by a rival faction, he realizes his torment has only begun. Beaten and sentenced to death, he’s brought before the princess Nalain, heir to the centauran throne. But rather than order his execution, Nalain gives him to her brother, the general Varan, as a servant, a plaything to amuse him before the hideous white centaur’s eventual, inescapable death.

The huge centauran Varan is disgusted with his new servant, yet he soon begins to see the gentle soul that lies beneath the filthy, matted white hide. Even as a captive, the young centaur strives to be of service to all around him, even to those who show him nothing but contempt. Odd, given his bloodline—son to the feared and powerful Shar, whose evil has caused so much suffering for the centaurs of Varan’s tribe. It’s not long before Varan finds himself drawn to Tarsus in ways he never dreamed possible, and the passion that stirs between them becomes something that neither can live without. Until war comes to the centaurs, and with it rumors that Tarsus might not be the guileless servant he seems, and how everything Varan has ever known—his clan, his home, his love for Tarsus—is doomed…

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Interview with Cynthia Hampton

I’m happy to present my interview with Cynthia Hampton. Her book Midnight Diamonds is the first book in the Rivers Brothers series.

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(blurb and excerpt below)

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Hi Cynthia, Thanks for stopping by to talk a little about your writing! Let’s jump right in. Tell me a little about the characters and the conflict in Midnight Diamonds.

Justin Rivers wants to be a superstar in country music, and he doesn’t want any distractions. Silver Madison, teacher at a private school, wants to keep her job amidst a financial scandal at her school and needs to avoid smooth-talking cowboys with heartbreak in their saddlebags. When the singing cowboy becomes Silver’s knight-in-shining-armor on more than one occasion, she decides to risk her heart–and nearly loses all she loves, including Justin.

Do you listen to music when you write? Does music ever influence your writing?

I prefer absolute silence so I can “hear” by characters as I write. Even when writing Midnight Diamonds, I didn’t listen to country music. I wanted Justin’s voice to be his own, not something I’d heard from someone else.

Do you have songs for specific characters?

Midnight Diamonds ends up being the title of a song Justin writes for Silver. Too bad my readers can’t hear the music I heard in my head when I wrote the lyrics.

When did you begin writing and why?

As young as five years of age, I began putting together stories to fill an intense artistic need inside of me. I can’t paint or sculpt, but words flow easily.

What is your writing process like?

I write when inspiration hits. Phrases and ideas for scenes; character names and situations. Then I put them together and an easy flow of words emerges, creating life and substance for the characters. I love losing hours of time as a story unfolds.

Are there specific challenges that writers face as opposed to other artists?

Time is a precious commodity. Maintaining relationships and balancing the long periods needed for concentrated writing can be difficult. It means declining invitations and fun events. Perhaps the greatest challenge is to look at the people around me and to say, “Not today.”

I think marketing is also a challenge for most every writer I know. There’s no quick fix for this, but it helps if you love reaching out to people through every available resource. After all, I want to write stories my readers would love to read, so I have to stay in touch with them.

Who are some of the writers that have most influenced you?

Jude Deveraux, Debbie Macomber, James Patterson, John Grisham, Shakespeare, Tennyson – all of these have left gentle imprints on my soul.

Do you prefer to extensively plot your stories, or do you write them as they come to you?

At first, as they come to me. Sometimes it’s a scene in the beginning then at the end to know where I’m going; other times it’s a straight shot out of the starting gate to the finish line.

Do certain themes and ideas tend to capture your writer’s imagination and fascinate you?

I have eclectic tastes in literature, so just about everything nudges me toward creativity…except horror. I’m a wuss with blood and dismemberment.

What are some of your favorite characteristics of a good alpha hero? Do you have one from a book or movie you particularly like?

Honesty, integrity, intelligence, common sense, and a protective instinct. I love Hugh Jackman’s character in Kate and Leopold – such confidence without arrogance!

What are some of your favorite characteristics of a good heroine? Do you have one from a book or movie you particularly like?

I don’t mind female characters who start out a bit unsure or whiney as long as they realize they must grow up and get past the needy emotions. I love strong, intelligent females, maybe a bit quirky, who aren’t deterred by challenges.

Have you, or would you ever write about a beta hero? Can a female character be stronger (emotionally or physically) than a man and still have a romance be satisfying for a reader?

Not in my opinion – I HATE weak, needy, “I’m a victim” men!!

Any advice to writers just starting out?

Don’t give up – ever.

What do readers have to look forward to in the future from Cynthia Hampton?

In the Rivers Brothers series, book two is titled Sapphire Dreams and shows Gabe’s struggles through a devastating family secret; book three, Ruby Starlight, follows the youngest brother, Hunter, as he finds a way to capture the attention of the woman he loves.

Thanks again for stopping by, Cynthia! Readers can discover more about Cynthia Hampton here:

http://cynthiahampton.blogspot.com

https://www.facebook.com/MollyBScribblers

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MidnightDiamonds-ByCynthiaHampton-200x300Midnight Diamonds
The Rivers Brothers Book One
Cynthia Hampton
Genre: Romance
Length: Novel
Page Count: 191
Price: 5.99
Release Date: 3-20-2015

Three Talented Brothers. Three Passionate Loves. The Rivers Family—A New Series full of romance, passion, and music.

Life is looking good for Justin Rivers. Breaking into the country music scene and being scouted by the top talent agency in Nashville is a dream come true. He’s determined to prove himself to his family, hoping to erase his past mistakes and win back his family’s respect.

Life isn’t looking good for Silver Madison. She loves teaching, but a possible scandal threatens the school, and her cheating fiancé has broken her heart. Sizzling romance and the relentless paparazzi are the last things she needs.

When Silver catches the eye of the up-and-coming country star, outrageous lies and intimate photographs taken by a sneaky reporter force her into the national spotlight. But as much as she tries to avoid the limelight, she can’t avoid Justin’s touch—or the passion between them. Justin’s determined to protect his family and win Silver’s trust, but when a woman appears claiming to be Justin’s wife, Silver’s not sure if her heart can take any more…

 

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New Releases for 3-20-2015!

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Guardian Witch Book Seven
Ally Shields
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Length: Novel
Word Count: 86023
Page Count: 344
Price: 5.99
ISBN: 978-1-941692-65-3
Release Date: 5/20/2015



It started with the murder of a stranger. Then the crows appeared

Ari and Andreas know the O-Seven will never leave them alone. Ari is carrying Andreas’s mortal child, but the vampire elders are convinced the child will be the first vampire baby and are out to posses it. Or kill it. Either way, Ari and Andreas will do anything to keep her unborn child safe, even if it means Ari has to go into hiding and leave Andreas exposed to the O-Seven alone.

But then the O-Seven discover the Mahmo magic that can turn an elder into a winged killer, and each time Ari runs, they find her again. The only way to protect their child’s future is to defeat the O-Seven, once and for all. And to do that, Ari will have to face the elders head-on in their castle stronghold deep in Germany’s Black Forest…

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CowboysHeart_ByRhondaLaurel_200x300Cowboy’s Heart
The Blake Boys Book Eight
Rhonda Laurel
Genre: Interracial Romance/Contemporary
Length: Novella
Word Count: 32,338
Page Count: 172
Price: 4.99
ISBN: 978-1-941692-67-7
Release Date: 3-20-2015



Reconciling the past. Speeding toward the future. Can a cowboy’s heart survive the now?

Country singer Tate McGill has never been happier. He’s engaged to Isabelle, the woman of his dreams, and his music career has shot him straight to the top. With his adopted Blake clan gathered in Las Vegas for the last leg of his world tour, Tate’s excited to publicly announce his engagement. But his excitement is bittersweet. Isabelle has found a collection of beautiful, unpublished country songs by Tate’s late birth mother and a lifetime’s worth of letters between her and his adopted mother, Teri-Lyn, matriarch of the powerful Blake family. Tate’s given all he has to overcome his abusive past and build a future for himself and Isabelle, but he’s not sure if his birth mother’s words will bring him closure, or more pain.

Isabelle Reed has a wonderful secret—and terrible timing. She’s engaged to her sexy country music star, Tate McGill, and after months of physical therapy to heal the arm broken by her abusive ex-husband, she’s finally able to play her violin professionally again. But best of all, she’s pregnant! Unfortunately, her timing couldn’t be worse. Tate’s afraid to have children, fearing he’ll perpetrate the cycle of abuse he suffered as a child. And with the shadows of his birth mother’s letters, and Isabelle’s disapproving father coming to meet “that cowboy,” Tate has enough on his plate. His entire career is riding on this last gig of his tour and on the film that’s being made about him and his band. He can’t be distracted by the ghosts of his past that Isabelle knows her news will raise. If she can just hide her morning sickness until after Vegas…

But Isabelle’s father won’t be appeased, and when Tate’s past follows him to Vegas, it only fuels her father’s disapproval. With the baby coming, Isabelle wants everyone to get along. Will she really have to choose between her new life with Tate and her father’s love?

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MidnightDiamonds-ByCynthiaHampton-200x300Midnight Diamonds
The Rivers Brothers Book One
Cynthia Hampton
Genre: Romance
Length: Novel
Word Count: 63,216
Page Count: 297
Price: 5.99
ISBN: 978-1-941692-66-0
Release Date: 03-20-2015



Three Talented Brothers. Three Passionate Loves. The Rivers Family—A New Series full of romance, passion, and music.

Life is looking good for Justin Rivers. Breaking into the country music scene and being scouted by the top talent agency in Nashville is a dream come true. Making it big could help Justin win back his family’s respect after the tragedy he’s caused.

Life stinks for Silver Madison. She loves her teaching job, but the school has been threatened by a vicious scandal, and she’s just been jilted by her fiancé.

So when Silver catches the eye of the up-and-coming country star, romance—and the paparazzi—are the last things she needs. But as much as she tries to avoid the limelight, she can’t avoid Justin’s touch—or the passion that sizzles between them. Justin’s determined to protect his family and win Silver’s trust, but when a vengeful talent mogul and a crooked manager get involved, scandal carries Justin and Silver into the national spotlight. Silver’s school can’t take any more bad press, and Silver’s career is on the line. But when a woman appears claiming to be Justin’s wife, Silver’s not sure if her heart take any more, either…

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Interview with Kaitlin Maitland

I’m happy to present my interview with Kaitlin Maitland. The third book in her Phoenix Trilogy has recently released! Phoenix Flying is a very hot contemporary erotic romance.

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(blurb and excerpt below)

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Hi, Kaitlin. Thanks for stopping by to talk a little about your writing! Let’s jump right in. Tell me a little about the characters and the conflict in Phoenix Flying.

Phoenix Flying is the third book in the Phoenix Trilogy so readers actually meet the two main characters—Gabriel & Anne—in the previous two books. I think I chose to give Anne her own book because she just seemed like she deserved a happy ending. I had a soft spot for her from the beginning because she’s not a svelte heroine that can fit into a pair of size 2 jeans. She’s a big woman who suffered through a horrible marriage, which I kind of touched upon in the Trilogy’s first book. Her husband was the worst kind of cheater. He left her confidence in shreds and she’s been trying SO hard ever since to find herself and where she belongs.

I adore Anne as a character because she wants so badly for everyone to think well of her. She’s a complete romantic. She paints in watercolors and desperately wants to be part of the vibrant life she watches from her patio. Yet she’s got a pretty classic case of I’m-not-good-enough-for-love going on too. She wants Prince Charming, but she’s bought into the idea that a girl like her doesn’t deserve the HEA.

Which is why I gave her Gabriel Hawkins on a platter. The guy is every girl’s fairytale romance fantasy come to life. Not only is he actually British, he’s ex-military, very fit, built like an old-fashioned warrior, and he loves a woman with curves. He’s also packing around a good chunk of emotional baggage, but when I spun this story together I started realizing that Anne and Gabriel have the sort of baggage that just sort of fits together. They’re stronger together.

I think that’s what readers will really be able to identify with. These are people with trust issues, self-image problems, and a very real desire to protect themselves even when they want so desperately to reach out and connect with a partner. In the end, isn’t that what we all want?

Where’s the story set? How much influence did the setting have on the atmosphere/characters/development of the story?

This story, like the rest of the Trilogy, is set in a bar called the Phoenix Rising. If you’ve never been to my bar, you really need to take a trip. The Phoenix is the sort of place where anything goes. The setting has a huge impact on the story because the characters are gritty and real just like the bar. If patrons at the Phoenix want a side of down and dirty sex in a dark corner with their beer, they can have it. The only rule is that it has to be consensual, and you’d better leave your inhibitions at home.

When I created the Phoenix, I was looking for the type of place that encourages people to check their repression at the door. There are so many things about sex that we giggle and whisper about, but we never give ourselves the chance to explore and ask questions. Let’s just say that I’ve been asked more than once if this place is real because readers are dying to visit.

What do readers have to look forward to in the future from Kaitlin Maitland?

I have several other contemporary romance series available. I’ve just finished up the last book in my Clan McKinloch series, and book 7 of my Boston Avant-Garde series is releasing this spring. But what I’m really excited about is a new paranormal series, Elemental Witchcraft. I laughingly refer to this as my triple threat series because not only am I working with ménage pairings, I’m incorporating shifters, and witches into the storylines.

I’m headed back to the Northeast for this one, specifically a tiny New England town named Haven, Massachusetts. Let’s just say that in 1692 when the witch Hysteria took place in Salem Town and Salem Village, there was a very powerful, very old coven in Haven that split right down the middle. Now after centuries of struggle, change is coming.

The first book is tentatively titled Water From Stone and I’m really excited to be working on it. I’m totally focused on this project for now and I think readers will enjoy the results. At least I HOPE they will!

Do you listen to music when you write? Does music ever influence your writing?

Um, YES! Every last one of my books has a specific playlist. I use iTunes, although I don’t suppose that really matters other than it means I can access that playlist wherever I’m writing, home, office, hotel, anywhere. Music is vital to my creative process and I think I’d go nuts without it. My playlists set the mood. I compile them pretty carefully. Sometimes when I drive and listen to the radio I’ll hear something that sparks an idea. So THAT song will most definitely wind up on the list. Others are picked either because the lyrics seem like something that would resonate with one of the characters, or because the mood just suits.

The best thing about unique playlists happens during the editing process. Writing for me is a little bit like being immersed in another world. Once I’m done with a book I move on to the next project. So when my editor ships me a bunch of edits for a book I may have finished months ago, it’s pretty hard to recapture whatever mood I was in way back then in order to preserve the original idea of the book or the mood of the characters. Being able to go back and pick up a playlist and immerse myself in that for awhile allows me to remember what I meant when I first wrote the story. Hans Christian Anderson once said that when words fail – music speaks. SO true!

Thanks again for stopping by, Kaitlin! Readers can discover more about Kaitlin Maitland here:

https://www.facebook.com/KaitlinMaitlandEscapes
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http://www.kaitlinmaitland.com/
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http://kaitlinmaitland.blogspot.com/

Phoenixrising_ByKaitlinMaitland-200x300Phoenix Flying
Phoenix Trilogy Book Three
Kaitlin Maitland
Genre: Erotic Romance
Length: Novel
Word Count: 56395
Page Count: 268
Price: 5.99
ISBN: 978-1-941692-40-0
Release Date: 1-2-2015

Only when we shed our inhibitions do we truly fly.

Gabriel knows there are perks to being a bouncer at the wildest bar in town. The Phoenix Rising is known for being the place to go for a beer and a side of down-and-dirty sex, and Gabriel has seen his share of the action. Anything goes as long as both parties are willing, and when Anne walks in smelling like repressed passion, Gabriel is intrigued.

Anne is tired of being a perpetual wallflower. After divorcing the cheating ex, she heads to the one place in town guaranteed to help her find a good time—The Phoenix Rising. She can’t believe the gorgeous bouncer is attracted to her in spite of her plus-sized body. Being with him is like nothing she’s used to, and he makes her feel like so much more than just a dress size. But Gabriel has secrets. The former British Marine won’t talk about why he’s working as a bouncer in an American bar. Worse, he’s perfectly happy to tell her he doesn’t do long-term commitments. But now that Gabriel has taught Anne what it feels like to fly, how will she ever be able to walk away?

Contains BBW, ménage, voyeurism, and exhibitionism elements

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New Releases for 3-2-2015!

Betrayal_ByOwens-200x300Betrayal
J. C. Owens
Genre: Fantasy Romance/Gay Romance
Length: Novel
Word Count: 40,550
Page Count: 207
Price: 4.99
ISBN: 978-1-941692-63-9
Release Date: 3/1/2015





Secrets, madness, lies…and a love forged in the flames of betrayal.

Imprisoned, starved and abused by his captors, Darcel finds his only escape in the depths of madness. But he’s tormented by his own demons, who taunt him with the memories of his past and of his beloved prince, Alasar of Rais. The man who condemned him to this prison for killing the enemy’s high king. The man who betrayed him, when he should have returned a hero. After three years of torment, Darcel is about to give up, to turn himself over to the demon for the blessed release of death. Until he hears the pounding of boots up the prison stairs and finds Alasar in his cell, overjoyed at finally finding him, distraught at his condition, and desperate to save him, with no knowledge of how his friend had come to be there.

After tending his wounds, Alasar transports Darcel back to the palace by sledge, no easy task since it’s deep winter and Darcel is barely alive. But when the enemy raiders attack their party and capture Darcel, it’s clear they seek vengeance for the murder of their king. Until their new king, Harlech, explains that Darcel was not captured, but sold to them. By Alasar.

Caught in a tangled web of secrets, lies, and betrayal, Darcel does not know whom to trust—or whom to serve. With two warring leaders both demanding his loyalty, and both men earning his love, how is Darcel supposed to know what’s real, or where his heart truly lies?

Reader discretion: contains dubious consent, intense emotional elements, and male/male love

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ClubVampire_byMariannaLauren-200x300Club Vampire
Marianna Lauren
Genre: Erotic Romance/Paranormal
Length: Novella
Page Count: 214
Price: 3.99
ISBN: 978-1-941692-62-2
Re-release Date: 3/2/2015







The nightlife has never been so sexy

Aubrey Hunnisett is the owner of a posh and successful nightclub. She has her mind set on acquiring a rival club owned by the sexy and mysterious Michael Lennox. Unfortunately for her, Club Lunar is not for sale. Even worse, she can’t escape her instant attraction to the dark Michael. Attraction that borders on mind-consuming lust.

Michael thought he had enough to worry about as a vampire club owner in a competitive market without a beautiful woman marching into his office and demanding to buy him out. Someone or something evil has been trying to shut his club down for good by murdering club goers. At first he suspects Aubrey is connected to the plot somehow, so he’s more than willing to pleasure her until she reveals her every secret to him. Yet once had has a glimpse inside her mind, he discovers something even more terrifying. He is drawn to the beautiful, kind soul she keeps hidden behind her tough business-manager exterior.

Still, someone is out to destroy Michael, and now Aubrey is in danger as well…

Content note: contains erotic scenes, wanton exhibitionism, enemies turning to lovers, and is intended for adults only. Previously titled Red Rio Blue

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New Releases for 2-27-2015!

TheSouthernBellesGuideToWitchcraft_byLoribelleHunt-200x300The Southern Belle’s Guide to Witchcraft
Loribelle Hunt
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Length: Novel
Word Count: 76,229
Page Count: 348
Price: 5.99
ISBN: 978-1-941692-48-6
Release Date: February 27th, 2015





There’s a new evil in town, and it’s gunning for Scarlet…

Scarlet Burke isn’t an ordinary witch. She comes from a long line of Burke witches, whose job it is to protect the good folks of Purgatory, Alabama from things that go bump in the night—and things that might slip through the portal in Fool’s Wood. Normally, it’s an easy gig that doesn’t take much time from her day job. Until her ex-husband turns up dead in a ritualistic killing no one recognizes. William, a mundane, had high-tailed it out of town years ago after getting Scarlet’s baby sister pregnant. So why had he come back? Better yet, who (besides Scarlet) had wanted him dead badly enough to lure him to the forest, stake him, skin him, and drain his blood? It wasn’t a vampire kill, but she was damned if she could determine what it was.

Werewolf Jake Mills, the bossy and possessive chief of police, can’t believe anyone in his town could commit such a brutal crime. And Scarlet can’t believe she’s still trying to avoid his advances. Jake has been chasing her for years, and if he wasn’t so charming—and so drop dead sexy—she might try harder to outrun him. Or at least summon a bit of self-control. But the man simply refuses to stay in the “Just Friends” box she’s placed him in.

But when the killer targets Scarlet’s family, ghouls, demons, and dark fae all come under suspicion. And when her daughters become the targets of an ancient dark ritual, Scarlet and Jake are forced to make an impossible choice. Fight evil with evil, or watch Scarlet’s daughters die…

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Goal-AMate_BySelenaIllyria-200x300Goal: A Mate
Bachelor Auction Book Two
Selena Illyria
Genre: Erotic Romance/Paranormal/Sports/Werewolves
Length: Novella
Word Count: 36,768
Page Count: 192
Price: 4.99
ISBN: 978-1-941692-61-5
Release Date: 2-27-2015



When you meet your true mate, you’ve got to take the shot…

Werewolf Pack Princess Kelly is overwhelmed with her new business, trouble with the rival cat shifters, and trying to ignore the attraction to her best friend’s younger brother. By bidding on Brandon in the Bachelor Auction, she thought she was just doing him a favor, saving him from the craziness. But now that she’s won him, her wolf wants to mark him as her mate, and she’s starting to lose control. So when he whisks her away for his birthday weekend, how can she say no? Every kiss distracts her. Each caress sets her on fire. And every whiff of his scent makes her wolf want to take him where he stands.

As a former hockey player and werewolf, Brandon knows all about being pulled in different directions. And he knows exactly what he’s asking for when he pursues a relationship with the already overwhelmed Kelly. She may be five years older than he is, and the daughter of his pack’s Alpha, and his sister’s best friend and business partner, but none of that matters. There’s only one person he wants to spend his birthday with, and he’s not going to let her refuse. And when Brandon has his eye on the goal, there’s nothing that can stop him…

Reader note: contains BBW, light bondage, and spanking elements

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Finished your romance novel? Pitch it to us! Annie Melton at Etopia Press is taking pitches at Savvy Authors until March 1st.

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New Releases for 2/21/2015!

TallDarkAndHairy_ByCLBledsoe-200x300Tall, Dark and Hairy
The Necro-Files Book Three
C. L. Bledsoe
Genre: Urban Fantasy/Humor
Length: Novel
Word Count: 44,551
Page Count: 223
Price: $4.99
ISBN: 978-1-941692-57-8
Release Date: 2/20/2015



In the woods, no one can hear you sneeze…

Daisy Janney–college student and assistant mortician–can’t wait to get out to the country to attend a music festival for spring break. Her favorite band Shizknit will be there. But so will the bugs. And the bathrooms at their campsite are just…wow. Then there’s the secret war being waged by the wizards of the council and a mysterious group of creatures that look a whole lot like bigfoots (bigfeet?). Whatever they are, they seem to know something about Daisy that she doesn’t, and they aren’t telling. Now she’s got to save an entire race of mythical—scratch that, very real but kind of smelly—creatures from the clutches of the deranged (and equally smelly) leader of the council, Caroline. If she plays her cards right, Janie might be able to stay alive…and she might even get to spend what’s left of spring break getting to know the bass player for Shizknit a little better…

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TheAlchemist_ByAriannaArcher-200x300The Alchemist
Arianna Archer
Genre: Paranormal Romance/Time Travel
Length: Novel
Word Count: 94,219
Page Count: 406
Price: 5.99
ISBN: 978-1-941692-60-8
Release Date: 2/20/2015





Is it alchemy that transforms fear into love?

Italy, 1565—Niccolo is a philosopher, a nobleman, and an honorable man. He’s also an alchemist—considered a heretic and an enemy of the church. When his beloved fiancée dies of a mysterious ailment on the eve of their wedding day, Niccolo loses all direction. Maddened by grief, he attempts a desperate, unthinkable act, one from which there is no turning back: transformation of the dead into the living…

Italy, 2015—While excavating a Renaissance-era burial site, Julia discovers a beautiful but mysterious carving. Wreathed in classic period symbols—a cross, a family crest, an open book—the piece contains another symbol she can’t quite place—an alembic—a type of distillation apparatus used in alchemy. Then she finds something else—a burial plaque commemorating the deaths of two people, a man and a woman. Curious, Julia continues to excavate the site, but before she can complete her work, something gives way beneath her and she falls…or is pulled…through the darkness and emptiness of time…

But when Julia turns up in the body of Niccolo’s fiancée, confusion battles with danger. Inextricably drawn to one another, Julia and Niccolo find solace in each other’s arms. But to love again, they’ll have to defy the deadly prejudice of others and the terrifying power of the Spanish Inquisition. Between love, loss, and murderous betrayal, can the alchemy of love create enough magic to save them?

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