INTERVIEWS & HEADLINES
Eye of the Eagle
by Sharon Buchbinder | Interview

Q: Where did you get your inspiration for the Hotel LaBelle series? How are the books tied together?

My husband and I travel a lot for business and pleasure. Over the forty plus years of our marriage, we have stayed at everything from stunning boutique hotels to fabulous bed and breakfasts to corporate chains. We even stayed at a Motel 6 in a blizzard in Davenport, Iowa in the late 1970s. It was so cold, my husband had to keep going out and starting the car every two hours so it wouldn't freeze and we had to put towels at the door to keep snow from...

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Batiste
by Victoria Danann | Interview

HEADLINES

His Inherited Princess
Author: Empi Baryeh Series: Royal House of Saene #2 Stand-alone: Yes Genre: Contemporary Romance, Multicultural India Saene, Princess of Bagumi, must enter a marriage alliance to save her kingdom from an economic crisis. Tragedy strikes when her husband of a few hours is killed in an accident on the way to their honeymoon. She recovers from a coma two weeks later to discover she has been inherited by her husband's younger brother! Sheikh Omar El Dansuri has never wanted to be king, nor does he desire a wife. However, when his older brother dies, he not only becomes the future king of Sudar, but he also inherits his brother's bride through an age-old tradition. Falling for the headstrong India is out of the question especially when evidence points to her as his brother's killer. Neither India nor Omar wanted this marriage, but the passion that burns between them cannot be denied. When India's secret is revealed, will either of them survive the consequences?
Forest Girl (a Story Of Love, Soulmates And An Arranged Marriage)
Esi Afriyie has been in love with Michael Yaw Badu since childhood. When he receives a scholarship to study in America, all hope seems lost ... until he returns to Ghana ten years later. An arranged marriage contracted by their families makes her dreams come true, but does the reality of being Mrs. Michael Badu live up to the fantasy? Michael may have married Esi, but he is in love with someone else—Forest Girl, a mystery woman he encountered just once in the forest. His heart belongs to her, and he doesn't need his beautiful wife awakening his carnal desires. He is even willing to sacrifice his marriage for another encounter with Forest Girl. Reality is not what either Esi or Michael imagined. Esi is disillusioned; Michael feels trapped. Will Michael give in and allow his heart to discover a love that was always meant to be, before it's too late?
Destiny Happened
Desi Of course, I noticed Mr. Shirtless. With a bod like his, who wouldn't? But his hot-factor didn't matter. What did? My asshat ex and the need to make him jealous. So, I strolled up to the panty-melting stranger as though I knew him and laid one on him, hoping said asshat would see I'd moved on just fine without him. Only, he never saw me kissing another man. Kash I spotted her—honey-blonde hair gleaming in the sun as she came my way. I'd flirt. Smile. Maybe get her number. I sure the hell didn't expect her to toss her arms around my neck, mashing her body against mine, and kiss the ever-loving shit out of me. Then, she stopped. Stepped back. Blushed. Whispered "Sorry" and blended into the crowd. I never got her name that day. Or her number. However, fate had other plans and Destiny happened…again.
99c Hockey Medical Romance!
As the physician for a professional hockey team, she's worked hard to earn the players' respect. So what's with the new coach's attitude? Behind the Bench is the second romantic comedy of the In the Game Hockey Romance series and a stand-alone story. Dr. Danni Angelo is the team physician for the Clarington Quakes hockey team. She's worked hard to earn the players' respect, but the new coach, Trey Mason, is stirring things up, and Danni's worried her job may be in jeopardy. Trey finds Danni…distracting. Beauty, brains, and sexy moves on the ice have him uncomfortably attracted. He's the new guy on the block. He has a reputation to build and a standard to set. The last thing he needs is a complication. When the team spirals out of control and Danni and Trey get caught up in a drug scandal, things heat up on and off the ice. It's a whole new game plan…Behind the Bench.

BOOK REVIEWS
Imperial Stout
| LGBTQ

IMPERIAL STOUT is the first book in the Trouble Brewing series, which is a spin-off from Agents Irish and Whiskey. We jump straight into the action, both between the two main characters, Nic and Cam, and also with the job they are on. Things don't go...

Claiming Mia
| Erotic Romance

Mia Reynolds has just signed her divorce decree. As a newly single woman, she wants to do what every woman wants to do after divorcing your cheating ex; curl up in your PJs and hide out from the world. She's sworn off men. If only Chief Nolan MacGregor...

The One You Fight For
| Contemporary Romance

The tragedy of Long Acre mirrors so much of the contemporary violence in schools but I've never read a romance series that details the lives of those who actually live on in the aftermath of it--and how a single, catastrophic event drastically alters...

Hexed
| Paranormal with Romantic Elements

HEXED is the first novella in the Paranormal Tales from Firefly Island series, and it tells the story of Remy--an undeveloped Witch who just wants to be normal. And by normal, she means being able to do spells like the rest of her family and friends....

Fall
| Contemporary Romance

Kristen Callihan's FALL was a poignant and touching story of two people shrouded in darkness and together they become each other's light. When Stella and John meet, sparks fly and Stella is ready to take him down. Why? Because John has his hand on the...

Even if I Fall
| Contemporary Romance

I am seriously blown away with EVEN IF I FALL. Even as I was captivated to this page-turning book, a part of me didn't want to read too fast because I didn't want it to end so soon. Abigail Johnson tackled a difficult subject and she imbued her main characters...

Digging a Hole
| Contemporary Romance

There's always a bizarre lick to Mimi Jean Pamfiloff's stories that I can't seem to shake off each time I begin a book of hers. DIGGING A HOLE isn't too different, where in alternating chapters, the flashback story of a crazy-arse tycoon tries to kidnap...

Leopard's Daughter


Take a hefty mix of crime and mix it with the paranormal and you have Stephen J. Tillman's LEOPARD'S DAUGHTER. The story jumps into the excitement quickly with Bobby and Olivia Sandar, Secret Service agents on presidential detail, which goes wrong leaving...

Shadow and Ice
| Paranormal Romance

Gena Showalter really impressed me with SHADOW AND ICE, the first book in her Gods of War series. I say this because I didn't much like her Lords of the Underworld series, and this just goes to prove that readers shouldn't write an author off based on...

Blue Motel Room
| LGBTQ

When Avril Lavigne sang, "Why do you have to go make things so complicated? I see the way you're acting like you're somebody else gets me frustrated", she was talking about Eve and Kimbra. When it comes to making a slight mistake that has long term impacts,...

Gift-Wrapped in a Kilt
| Erotic Romance

GIFT-WRAPPED IN A KILT (Hot Scots #4) by Anna Durand is a sexy contemporary romance set around the Christmas holiday in the Scottish Highlands. This addition to the series can be read as a standalone as the author does explain family relationships from...

Nightchaser
| Fantasy Romance

Being a well-conditioned Star Wars fan, having a ragtag bunch of misfits playing Robin Hood, with its leader as the ultimate rebel sounds exactly like the sort of rogue space adventure I will always want to read. NIGHTCHASER is so different from Amanda...

Make It Music
| Contemporary Romance

"House parties. Hot jocks. New friends. Typical college experiences, right?" For most college students, yes. "Sleepless nights. Racing thoughts. Slipping grades." Okay, maybe a bit less. "Drinking way too much and waking up alone in a strange bed with...

Sergeant Sexypants
| Contemporary Romance

Bree Bracelyn doesn't date cops. Ever. At least, not until Sergeant Sexy Pants walks into her resort flashing his badge and making her think of all sorts of illegal activities. But there's a reason for her rule. Austin is not only a cop, he's squeaky...

The Mystery of the Moving Image
| LGBTQ

This series is seriously addicting! Calvin and Sebastian are adorable and they are taking the next step in their relationship, moving in together. Sebastian receives a package to The Emporium, so naturally, he's curious. It's a movie viewer along with...

Chasing Butterflies
| Erotic Romance

CHASING BUTTERFLIES is the first novella in the Bad Girls series. In it, we meet Sawyer. She left her home town with her big sister and never looked back. Now, due to the death of her sister, she returns there, needing a fresh start. Her first night in...

Between the Lines
| LGBTQ

Theo is willing to learn what does the Majestic have that makes people love it. Love that will also be present to him in the form of Luca Moretti. Both men have closed their doors to love, but when love strikes there's nothing they can do about it. Theo...

The Flight (Close Proximity #4)
| LGBTQ

THE FLIGHT is the fourth novella in the Close Proximity series. This time we meet up with Sebastian, a flight attendant, and Ethan, a musician. Now, you may think this is the normal rockstar romance, but it's not. This story is intricate in a way novellas...

Hidden Cargo
| LGBTQ

HIDDEN CARGO is a science fiction LGBTQ ménage steamy romance by author Sarah Marsh, the second in her Alien Captors series. It refers to book 1 in the series and teases book 3, but it is a standalone story that you can read on its own. And I think you...

Wet Kisses - A Zodiac Shifters Paranormal Romance
| Erotic Romance

Having read books written by this author before I went into this story with great enthusiasm. I was optimistic about this one but it did not quite live up to my expectations. For me it was just an average read. It did not wow me as I had hoped. This...

Rend
| LGBTQ

REND is a touching and flawless second instalment of the Riven series. Beautifully written and delivering some remarkable characters. It was a fascinating experience. Matt and Rhys are in love. They are perfect together and with so much love that it's...

Seer
| LGBTQ

SEER is the second book in the Soulmates series, and oh my goodness, this was a good read. We start off with Jeff, mourning his parents and not believing the murder-suicide the police have told him. Then Nick shows up at his door, and confirms without...

Pisces Hooks Taurus
| LGBTQ

An engaging and sweet slow burn romance that would make us believe in the importance of literature and love. Zane is a hopeless romantic, who believes in love at first sight and is determined to find love and marry the woman of his dreams before the...

The Duke and the Thief
| Erotic Romance

Well, I'll start by saying that I'm a huge fan of both Ashe Barker and Jaye Peaches, so when I saw that the two of them got together to co-write THE DUKE AND THE THIEF, I couldn't resist. I will admit to being caught a bit by surprise. I'd chosen the...

The Mystery of the Curiosities
| LGBTQ

Oh, how I have missed Sebastian and Calvin! It has been too long, I tell ya! Sebastian and Calvin are now dating, and things are going well for them. Right until a brick comes flying through the window of the Emporium... sigh... and so the adventure begins! Someone...

Taming His Hellion Countess
| Erotic Romance

Sorcha Mowbray's TAMING HIS HELLION COUNTESS was a grand read that will both scintillate and amuse you. As a lover of period novels, I was excited to see this book and was even more pleased to find out that it's an erotica romance. So let's jump in. Likes:...

Empty-Handed Heart
| Erotic Romance

Is this Cardinal Rule all over again? One of the first books I read by Ms. Dalton broke my heart. One of the first books in the series, a love story all twisted and angst-filled just about killed me. When a beloved Dom leaves a submissive with little...

Steady Rain
| Erotic Romance

Rope bunnies unite! For those who enjoy knotty times with two sexy men, this is the book for you. Tristan and Kyle have been friends for a long time and now roommates. After watching one another experience one failed relationship after another, they finally...

The Hotter They Come
| Erotic Romance

THE HOTTER THEY COME is a story of following the heart and doing what's right, or at least the beginning of one. It is the first part of Piper and Jack's romance, so don't expect a sunshine and roses, happy ever after ending. The writing is good,...

Perfect Addition
| Erotic Romance

The last thing Stephanie wants to be is a third wheel but when her friend, Jesse, and his new Dom, Grant, make her an offer, she can't possibly refuse. After all, it's just temporary, right? A great way to fill in the gap of what's missing in her life...

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MEET THE AUTHORS
Kate Hill
USA

Always a fan of romance and the paranormal, Kate Hill started writing over twenty years ago for pleasure. Her first story, a short erotic vampire tale, was accepted for publication in 1996. Since then she has sold over one hundred short stories, novellas,...

Empi Baryeh
Accra, Ghana

Empi Baryeh is the award-winning author of Most Eligible Bachelor (winner: Book of the year in the 2017 Ufere Awards). She writes sweet and sensual African, multicultural and interracial romance, which happens to be her favourite genres of romance to...

Jansen Schmidt
Vicksburg, MS

I write women's fiction, mystery and romance. I recently moved from the Sierra Nevada foothills to the enchanting town of Vicksburg, Mississippi. As a former stock contractor (we raised bucking bulls for the PBR) my husband and I are now innkeepers at...

Susan Griscom
California, USA

Susan writes paranormal and contemporary romance--steamy and sexy are the way they usually turn out. She's a huge fan of superheroes and bad boys confronted with extraordinary forces of nature, powers, and abilities beyond the norm mixed with hot, blow-your-socks-off...

Kelley Heckart
Arizona

I write Celtic historical romances with fantasy elements. My stories reflect my passion for history, storytelling and the supernatural. Inspired by the ancient Celts, my tales are filled with fierce warriors, bold women, magic, conflict and romance. I...

Collette Cameron
Oregon

USA Today Bestselling Author, COLLETTE CAMERON pens Scottish and Regency historicals featuring rogues, rapscallions, rakes, and the intelligent, intrepid damsels who reform them. Blessed with three spectacular children, fantastic fans, and a compulsive,...


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San Diego Area

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California

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Pittsburgh, PA

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East Coast

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Angel Wishes
When Addie inherits her parents' small antique shop, she realizes it's more of a meeting place for friends to gossip and share tea in the back room. Because no one's life is free of problems, the running joke is to ask if they're there for tea or sympathy. Addie frequently finds herself in need of both as she and Gabe, her firefighter boyfriend, face the ups and downs in their relationship. This light romance can be enjoyed as part of a 4 book series or as a standalone read.
Nine Ladies Dancing - 2018
Nine Regency Romance books by Nine Bestselling Authors! All for only 99 cents!
Time Reveals All Secrets
Preorders available now for 99 cents. Sarah carries the weight of a terrible secret. She is the daughter of a man who signed the death warrant of Charles I. She is drawn to Munro Pendray, a Scot who belongs to a staunchly Royalist family. Will his discovery of the truth destroy them both? Book Two of The House of Pendray series.
Vasquez And James Epic Love Plus A Free Holiday Romance!
Need a bundle of books to cozy up with this winter? Fall in love with Luki and Sonny! Watch their love grow through 6 books, 10 years of chilling suspense and blazing romance. PLUS Falling Snow on Snow, FREE—Beck and Oleg, love, and family in a snowy Seattle December. This month only, all 7 books for under $10. "This story is the perfect length. A perfect picture in what was, what is, and what can be. If ever you find yourself feeling down and lonely over the holidays, Sylvre has figured a way to make even the loneliest of souls have hope again…." —Mt. Snow on Falling Snow on Snow "I'm totally in love with Lou Sylvre's writing. And I'm in love with Sony James and Luki Vasquez. I don't know how she does it but It's like I'm just sitting and walking with them all along the story. Their love is so deep. It's so beautiful and romantic, and different. I could read a thousand pages and never get tired or bored." —Nadine on Yes (A Vasquez and James Novella)
The Holiday Home Hotel
Daren and Gunny's 2nd chance romance— snow, holiday cheer, and a touch of magic warm a winter night to blazing. Lelia has practiced her mysteries as a goddess of luck and springtime for thousands of years. Transplanted from Slavic roots to the Pacific Northwest, she's as magical as ever, but what can she do when her favorite human is pining for a lost love and he doesn't even know it? A lot, as it turns out. Especially if she calls in Leshy. A brethren forest spirit whose mischief traditionally runs from funny to calamitous, the crush he has on Lelia compels him to limit his cunning hijinks to a well-timed winter storm, a magical tea party for two, and maybe sexing things up a bit in the clutch. Like every year, Daren Slovak plans to spend his holiday season doing two things: running a unique hotel where everyone can find a warm place to feel at home for the holidays, and singing his heart out in drag for their entertainment and his fulfillment. Gunner Schiller just wants to escape for a day from the loneliness of his holidays by taking a snowy hike through the snow-hushed forest of a mountain wilderness. Lelia, clothed in the form of Daren's furry white canine companion, and Leshy, as a brown-furred black bear, make sure both men get what they wanted. And a whole lot more.
New Release Mm Romance , Snowflake Wine
Hunky Nathan Bloom works late for the company putting up the town Christmas lights and decorations. Gorgeous, enigmatic, Jamie Snow works late forecasting the weather from his desk in the meteorology office. Nathan sighs over the prospect of a holiday season with no one to love. Jamie wonders if he'll ever find a man to love who will accept his mysterious origins and talents. One cold night, as Nathan finishes hoisting the wreath lights up the building where Jamie works, they meet. The brilliant festive lights aren't the only things to sparkle as the two men connect on a deep level. Be delighted by a delicious, contemporary, gay romance with an edge of fantasy this season. Sometimes being different is awesome.
Protecting The Duke's Interests
With her brother away on his wedding journey, Ruby Bancroft comes to stay at Winchester Park as a guest of the duke and duchess, where sparks fly as she renews her friendship with Harry Darwin. Meanwhile there are forces at work against the duke, seeking to right perceived wrongs. An unscrupulous person looks to exploit Ruby in her brother's absence with a plot that will bankrupt Harry and destroy the duke's reputation forever. He sets about entangling her and Harry in a web of intrigue involving gambling dens and orphaned girls smuggled into Winchester from various European countries for disreputable purposes. But the mysterious figure who controls matters reckon without the ingenuity of two of his captives. Will those captives be able to escape a fate worse than death, and will the timely reappearance of a beloved family member be enough to save the day…
Mistletoe & Scrooge - 99c
***Newest version as of 10/20/2018 and includes a brand new epilogue***​ What happens when Grant Conrad, a sports lawyer, avoider of relationships and anything Christmas meets Sophie McMannis, a party planner, avoider of relationships and self-described Scrooges? Their worlds collide when they meet briefly at a wedding reception; it ends… badly. Months later when Grant needs a date for the biggest night of his career, his assistant sets him up with a blind date – her niece, and the woman he can't get out of his head. With the help of her meddling aunt, a pixie, and plenty of mistletoe, Grant and Sophie are brought closer together - sharing HOT kisses and relearning the true meaning of Christmas.
Falling Snow On Snow, A Special Holdiay Story
"This story is the perfect length. A perfect picture in what was, what is, and what can be. If ever you find yourself feeling down and lonely over the holidays, Sylvre has figured a way to make even the loneliest of souls have hope again…." —Mt. Snow on Falling Snow on Snow The Blurb: Beck Justice knows holiday sparkle and snappy carols only mask December's cruel, black heart. He learned that lesson even before he landed on the streets eight years ago, and his recent step up to a tiny apartment and a busker's permit for Seattle's Pike Place Market has done nothing to change his mind. But one day in the market, Oleg Abramov joins his ethereal voice to Beck's guitar, and Beck glimpses light in his bleak, dark winter. Oleg, lucky to have a large and loving family, believes Beck could be the man to fill the void that nevertheless remains in his life. The two men step out on a path toward love, but it proves as slippery as Seattle's icy streets. Just when they get close, a misunderstanding shatters their hopes. Light and harmony are still within reach, but only if they choose to believe, risk their hearts, and trust.
Soul Catchers - Only 99¢ Through 12/14!
She's not afraid of the Big Bad Wolf, until she's running for her life. Wren Lewis shouldn't be alive. Magic is illegal, making her mere existence a crime, and if the government ever discovers the truth about her powers, she'll be killed on the spot. But when she uses her magic to kill a wolf that's attacking her mom, her abilities are exposed and the animal's evil spirit possesses her. Unable to control the beast inside her, she flees the city in search of a cure for her curse. Liam Stevens has one job: to keep the wolf contained. When it escapes and Wren shows up in the Oregon forest, possessed by its spirit, he makes it his mission to save her. After all, he's the reason she's cursed. Liam must help Wren master her magic before the wolf spirit overpowers her, consuming her human soul and turning her into a murderous monster permanently.
The Christmas Ballet
Can the joy of Christmas heal the pain of the past?
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