INTERVIEWS & HEADLINES
Batiste
by Victoria Danann | Interview

Q: Where did you get your inspiration for the Cajun Devils series? How are the books tied together? How are the books related to the series Sons of Sanctuary MC?

I live in the Houston area where we have almost as many Cajuns as you would find in Louisiana. The SSMC series and Cajun Devils are inextricably tied together. Two of the major characters in Batiste Just Batiste and Dev Merit, as well as the Devils as a club, were introduced as part of the story of SSMC, Book 5, Roadhouse. This is the next biker romance release for me and the SSMC figures prominently...

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Dangerous
by Tory Richards | Interview
Murder Notes
by Lisa Renee Jones | Interview
It's Complicated
by Nikki Prince | Interview
Bought by the Boss
by Stacey Kennedy | Interview

HEADLINES

Forged In Flood
When one drunken night forever scars three best friends, will they ever find a way to pick up the pieces?
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Molly Ivers thinks she is falling for the opposite of Prince Charming, and she knows she should give him up, but, oh, the temptation. WHEN YOU WISH UPON A STAR Molly Ivers thought she found Prince Charming, but without a devilishly sexy accent, and six months ago she gave into their undeniable attraction. But the swarm of ever-present groupies was so not part of the fairy tale. As much as it hurt her heart, she shut out rocker Evan Castle. Now, on the verge of finishing her graduate degree and moving to Paris—she even hires a French life coach—Molly begins to realize Evan, who hasn't given up on her, might be the man of her dreams after all. "I absolutely adored Molly and Evan. It is a very well balanced book with plenty of hot smexy times, great character growth and a very plausible plot that is also realistic. Trust me, the blurb doesn't even tell you 1/4 of the story. Again, layers people. Layers…" -5-Star Amazon Review from Harlie's Book Blog
Emmeline, Bride Of Arkansas
New Release Sequel to Laurel: Bride of Arkansas, American Mail-Order Brides Emmeline Weidner arrives in Arkansas, after being left at the altar by her intended, a young man from a prominent Philadelphia family. Seeking to heal her bruised feminine ego, she moves in with her sister. While learning to cope with her new life, she discovers she isn't content to live the life of a spoiled society woman. Can she let go of her new-found independence, when the right man comes along? This book was previously published in the anthology Pistols and Poplin Lincoln Bass returns to Flat Rock Point, Arkansas a year after the accident that almost cost him his life. His friend and former employer has asked him for help at the lumber mill. He is apprehensive, but feels he owes the man who saved his life. He decides to stay and help with the investigation to save the lumber mill, and face his anxieties. He'd planned on going back to his home in Little Rock, until he crossed paths with the most delectable, yet bewildering female he'd ever encountered.
Kiss Your Scars
Being the king of Atlanta's underworld used to have its perks, but lately all undercover agent Renzo Vega has seen is the downside. Someone is auctioning off women in his city, and he's damn sure not about to let that offense stand. Just as he's set to make a move, Renzo's club is ambushed and he's shot. Unsure of who to trust, he turns to the one man he definitely knows wants him dead. Yanked from his bed, blindfolded and spirited away in the middle of the night, Lowell Scott is shocked to find the darkly gorgeous Renzo bleeding and in need of his help. The very last thing he wants is to come to the aid of the man responsible for his cousin's death, but the knife at his throat doesn't give Low much options. Close proximity doesn't temper the hatred Low harbors for Renzo, it only brings up new problems. Like the vicious attraction Low struggles to control, and bullets that won't stop flying. It's a tough sell to believe there's anything good in a man as unapologetically dangerous as Renzo. And even if Low could forgive the unforgivable, Renzo is still shadowed in secrets. When they're exposed, those secrets will bring far-reaching consequences that could sever not just their shaky bond, but Low's family ties as well. This is book three in the Loose Ends series, but can be read as a standalone Warning: Contains references to subjects that may be triggering. Please read with caution.

BOOK REVIEWS
Shenanigans
| Romantic Comedy

Funny and witty, Kandi Cain will bring a smile to a reader's face. Kandi's unfortunate first name is courtesy of her Christmas obsessed mother. Who names their child a stripper name? Luckily for Kandi, she is able to follow in her grandmother's footsteps...

BLAZE (a gargoyle shifter rockstar romance)
| Paranormal Romance

BLAZE: A GARGOYLE SHIFTER ROCKSTAR ROMANCE (Underground Encounters #6) by Lisa Carlisle is another great addition to the paranormal romance series based around VAMPS nightclub. These books are all romances, all have paranormal creatures and can be read...

Zoraida Grey and the Voodoo Queen
| Paranormal Romance

Zoraida Grey is back. The craziness continues now that she has left Scotland and is back in the US and on another mission for Granny. Shea has come back with her but Zhu, her bestie, is still in danger and under the care of her evil cousin Michael. Add...

Insatiable
| Multi-cultural/Multi-racial Romance

Michelle Hazen's INSATIABLE was a powerful read and an emotional rollercoaster for me. While I was expecting the typical rock star romance, I didn't anticipate the level of turmoil and cathartic relief I had once I got to the end (yay for HEAs). Likes:...

Desperate Girls
| Romantic Suspense/Mystery

DESPERATE GIRLS isn't a title I'd immediately associated with the blurb of the story and it became quite clear from the onset that the story is so much more than the rather irrelevant-sounding title. As a sort-of offshoot of Laura Griffin's Tracers series,...

Spirit Fall
| Paranormal Romance

SPIRIT FALL is the first book in The Guardians series, and we start off with Malakai and Voni. Malakai is an immortal warrior who fights for good. Voni is a dancer, tormented by the death of her fiance. She plans to take her life as she simply cannot...

Haka Ever After
| LGBTQ

HAKA EVER AFTER is the final book in the Sin Bin series, and it goes out on a high. Taine wants to marry Freddie more than anything. He is even prepared to brave Freddie's fathers, which trust me, is a big thing. Read their full story. You'll see what...

Soul Infection
| LGBTQ

A new series with questionable magic and magicians, the Scholomance school of magic shows up again. For readers who have read Black Cat Security, they may remember this magic school which is not as nice Hogswart and not for children. Tristan Todorov is...

Torment
| Erotic Romance

TORMENT takes dark and twisted to a whole new level, and the intensity level is off the charts. The story picks up where Regret left off, and I mean that literally. From the first sentence, we're right in the middle of the jaw-dropping cliffy from the...

One More Round
| Contemporary Romance

Hot, nerdy gamer? Check. Woman with a secret? Check. Childhood friends to lovers? Lovers to enemies? A second chance? And a happily ever after? Check times 4. Gia never forgot her first love, Simon, but when she had to leave suddenly, she never said...

Just Pretend
| Contemporary Romance

5 friends to lovers stars for JUST PRETEND! Broadway star Logan Lance has been half in love with his BFF Hannah Montgomery for years, but he's too afraid to mess up a good thing, not to mention the whole 'repressing his feelings' thing. When Hannah,...

A Cowboy's Sweetheart
| Contemporary Romance

A COWBOY'S SWEETHEART (Rodeo Academy Book 1) by Crista McHugh is a YA contemporary romance. To be honest, I requested this book by mistake because I am not interested in YA books, but this author pulled me in with her writing, setting and characters....

Ruthless
| Erotic Romance

Wow, this was an amazing story. I really enjoyed the interplay between the present and the past, giving us greater insight into both Rebel and Ginger. As MC stories go, this one was well-crafted and highly enjoyable. The premise as to how the couple first...

Gabe's Revenge
| Erotic Romance

GABE'S REVENGE is the second book in the McLeod Security series, and to be honest, I was confused for 90% of the book where McLeod Security actually fell in this story, although it all became clear. Lissa is the daughter of Andrini, a small time crook...

Breaking The Rules
| Erotic Romance

Travis Holt has been busy recovering from a UFC injury and is now ready to grab the title. His focus is on his busy gym and getting back into fighting shape. He's got plenty of rules to follow. In BREAKING THE RULES, author Ember Leigh adds temptation...

Regret
| Erotic Romance

Holy Moly! REGRET pulls out all the feels from the very beginning. I expected the story to be dark, but it's also incredibly intense from the heartbreaking prologue to the very last page. I don't think Bella J has left an emotion out of this one and...

Desperate Girls
| Romantic Suspense/Mystery

It's official. I want to be Laura Griffin when I grow up. Of all the authors that I've read who write romantic suspense, she's the best in getting that right balance of heartstopping suspense, edge of your seat action and spine tingling romance. While...

Watch the Skies
| Erotic Romance

"Somewhere in Aster's brain a little voice was telling her how ridiculous this was. She had been doing this for years, trying to make contact. Now that she finally had she should be jumping at the chance to go back and try again. To explore, to communicate....

Forged in Flood
| LGBTQ

FORGED IN FLOOD is a standalone novel that is also a crossover (sort of) as it features Sarah and Remi from The Sin Bin series. Ivan, Wes, and Rolly were all involved in a drunk-driving accident that left them all with permanent problems and scars....

Wrapped Up in Stripes
| Erotic Romance

Lions and tigers, oh my. What's a young lion shifter to do when her overbearing feline brothers block her every time she's interested in a boy? Why, take a shifter cruise with her BFF and have the time of her life. Likes: I really enjoyed how bossy...

Ripping Off the Mask
| LGBTQ

RIPPING OFF THE MASK starts with action. Coop is with his (work) partner, Silvio, when they are called to a bank robbery. Others are on their way, or already there, chasing the suspects. Silvio goes off by himself as he is faster than Coop. That leads...

Photographic Heart
| LGBTQ

PHOTOGRAPHIC HEART is the eighth book in the Itáyu Lake series, and we have Brannon's story. He is the nephew of the two angelic aunts who have been featured in previous books. He has had his vision and knows he will meet his mate soon, and a rough idea...

Cash Plays
| LGBTQ

CASH PLAYS is an outstanding third installment of a series that is delivering a great mystery plot, keeping the reader guessing and on the edge most of the time. It was a perfect mix of action, love and a serial killer who is taking justice in his hands. Levi...

The Depth of Love
| LGBTQ

555 stars for Ms. Akeroyd allowing us to be her emotional punching bag in THE DEPTH OF LOVE! When Luke Gray and Josh Henderson decided to have a baby, Gia Jefferson was the surrogate that blew into their lives like a tornado. Josh has known he was...

Revenge and Redemption
| Erotic Romance

Both Anne Holmes and Steve Jamison are recovering from broken hearts, courtesy of those they both might have once considered partners, friends, or family. For Anne, every day of the last fifteen months has been a struggle trying to understand what happened--how...

A Fine Line
| Erotic Romance

There's a fine line between most things--right and wrong, pleasure and pain, laughter and crying, humor and sarcasm, dominance and submission--and in Sue Horsford's A FINE LINE, there are many and as you read, you might find yourself asking, "What would...

Queen Wolf
| LGBTQ

QUEEN WOLF is the first book in the Triad Mates series, and we start off with a boom! Quite specifically, the boom that follows something being set alight. Avery has decided to burn her ex's old porn magazines, and takes great delight in doing so. Although...

Lovers
| LGBTQ

Jealousy is a wicked bitch, especially in the polyamorous world. Bianca Castillo enjoys sex with her men Jamison and Adrian, but they have their own primary partners, and she's often left knowing she's second best. Bianca herself never really desired...

Tight Quarters
| LGBTQ

TIGHT QUARTERS is the sixth book in the Out of Uniform series, and if M/M Romance mixed in with a military scenario does it for you, then you really need to check out this series. In this book, we reunite with Bacon (and yep, that is his real name!)....

Secret Husband
| Erotic Romance

It's now the twenty-second century, and things have changed a bit. Children are now living with their parents longer than ever, and arranged marriages are popular again. Also, mythological gods have taken an interest in what's happening on planet earth...

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MEET THE AUTHORS
Darlene Marshall
Florida, USA

I'm the author of award winning historical romance featuring pirates, smugglers, privateers and the occasional possum. My novels are available in digital and print editions, and I'm hard at work on my next book. I haven't been a pirate (yet) but I've...

Helen Blacksmith
Massachusetts

I am Western Mass native with several books in the works including my first romance novel The Summers We Lost due out July 18, 2018, and the first book in a new detective series which is due out this coming fall. My first short story, Battle Scars, made...

Diana Lloyd
Michigan, USA

Diana Lloyd, mother of gingers, writes books with kissing and cravats. She was the kind of kid who read dictionaries for fun. Diana still willingly disappears down research rabbit-holes in her quest for historical accuracy.

Roxanne D. Howard
In my cozy, little nook.

Roxanne D. Howard writes sizzling erotic romance with Boroughs Publishing Group and The Wild Rose Press. She is a U.S. Army veteran, and a Columbia College alumni. She loves to read poetry, classical literature, and Stephen King. Also, she is an avid...

Anna J Stewart
Northern CA

USA Today and national bestselling hybrid author Anna J. Stewart writes sweet to sexy romance for Harlequin's Heartwarming and Romantic Suspense lines. Early obsessions with Star Wars, Star Trek, and Wonder Woman set her on the path to creating fun, funny,...

JL Peridot
Australia

JL Peridot writes erotic romance, erotica, a personal newsletter, rambling hand-written letters, and sarcastic shopping lists.


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California, USA

I am currently working on my first full length novel that will be part of a YA dystopian series. I love reading classics, the newest YA, and romance. I believe that reading as much as possible and writing reviews helps in the writing process in my quest...

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I was born and raised in Las Vegas, NV to a large and loud family. I spent my childhood creating worlds in which my younger siblings and I would play. A love of stories grew into a love of words and I eventually earned BA degrees in Journalism and English. I...

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Hi everyone! I'm Knotty Girl Sandie and I'm a married, happy subbie. I'm also a huge book junkie. I've been reviewing books for quite a few years now, and last May of 2017 I started my own blog. I love erotica with a HEA, those alpha men are my...


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Burned By Aria Adams
"Would you do anything to get warm?" On the streets of London, eighteen-year-old Eve Smythe is freezing to death. She cannot return home until she sells her matches, but nobody wants them. Knowing she has not got long to live, she does the unforgivable: She strikes a match. The light draws the attention of a certain Mr. Ignis. He offers her warmth and food, but only if she agrees to do anything he wants. And his tastes are dark and terrifying. As she tumbles further into his strange world of dominance and pain, she cannot help wondering, will he ever see her as anything more than his submissive plaything, or will he simply tire of her one day and cast her aside? Publisher's Note: This dark Victorian romance features sensual scenes, extensive fire play and dangerous situations, but the HEA is guaranteed.
It Was Always You
She never realized until she lost him that he was the only man she'd ever love. Everyone's favorite family is back! "This is a series that you will go back to time and again to reread. Lorhainne Eckhart is that type of writer. Love her stories about family and their journey." (J Moore) Katy and Steven were the loves of each other's lives until a tragedy and the fallout of Steven's injuries drove the couple apart. — Love Wins! "Lorhainne did a great job of moving me into the heads of both of these characters. If you have every experienced depression and hard times you see that she gets it with each story she writes. This is maybe my favorite Friessen story so far." (M Wagner)
His Party Guest By Melinda Barron
The Duchess of Melbourne, known to her friends as Clarissa, has lived all her life in Bath. She lives in seclusion because her husband, Taylor, openly lives in London with his mistress, Lady Strauss. But when he dies Clarissa finds out many things, like the fact that Taylor gave his mistress many of Clarissa's family heirlooms as gifts. In an effort to steal them back, she attends a house party, where she meets Andrew, Lord Beaton, who is very impressed with the young Duchess. When Andrew first sets eyes on the young, beautiful widow, he is smitten. He makes a point of meeting and spending time with her. But when he finds her breaking into Lady Strauss's room he decides that she needs a firm hand as well as his assistance. And who better to provide it than a member of the infamous Rakes of Mayfair? This is book five in the Rakes of Mayfair series, but can be enjoyed as a standalone. Publisher's Note: This steamy Victorian romance features elements of mystery, suspense, danger, and power exchange.
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New Release
Harriet McPherson is on a mission: find a husband for her mother. Men are scarce around the oyster farm where they live, so Harry writes to a Boston restaurant critic, hoping to lure him to the farm where he's bound to fall in love with her mother. It seemed like a good idea when she mailed the letter, but things don't always work out as planned. When a handsome stranger arrives, Harry can only hope the restaurant critic doesn't show up as well.
Preorder Zoraida Grey And The Voodoo Queen
Book 2 in the Zoraida Grey Series. A Scottish wizard, stripped naked and painted blue—a Voodoo priestess bent on immortality—a yacht-load of Caribbean pirates. What can possibly go wrong? Book Release Date--August 1.
Celebrate With Dwb!
Congratulations to Bobbie Shafer! Love's Golden Dream was the second book ever published by DWB and we are so proud of Bobbie and what she has gone on to accomplish over the past 7 years! To celebrate this occasion, DWB is offering all three of the Secrets Of Eagle Creek books for one low price. Just $20.00 +shipping for the entire collection: Love's Golden Dream, The Legacy of Eagle Creek & Miracle at Sycamore Grove Place your order with DWB to get this fabulous anniversary deal! dancingwithbearpublishing@gmail.com
In The Charm
Chris is used to having whatever he wants—but this time, the irresistible could come at a high price. Get the book one reader calls, "My favorite! A love story different from the usual." (Susan1) —"I made the mistake of starting this book before bed and was up nearly all night. Chris and JD's story is amazing from the creepy deputy to the overbearing father!" Lori
His To Master & Own By Bj Wane
The first time Sean Bates sees Alessa Alexander at a lifestyle club without one of her friends attending with her, he doesn't approach her or interfere, deeming it's none of his business. The second time, his protective, dominant instincts force him to confront her, and then offer his professional counseling for her needs.
 Alessa's desire to turn herself over to a man's full control always kept her from believing she'd ever enjoy a long-term relationship like her friends recently committed to. When she gets up the nerve to ask Sean Bates to tutor her in her unorthodox fantasies, the first scene he devises leaves her aching for more of his strict control, but worried about keeping her feelings uninvolved.
Past heartbreaks keep Sean and Alessa leery of hoping for too much from their agreed upon temporary relationship. Between escalating problems with an ex at work and her insecurities, Alessa runs from Sean before she ends up hurt. But it doesn't take her long to realize how much she wants him and his strict discipline, enough to risk the height of humiliation to earn his forgiveness. Publisher's Note: This steamy contemporary romance is the fifth instalment of the Miami Masters series but can be read and enjoyed as a standalone. It includes elements of power exchange and ménage.
Star Brides: The Meat Market
[Menage Amour: Futuristic Menage a Trois Science Fiction Romance, M/F/M, HEA] Welcome to the ‘meat market.' It's the bridal fair from hell. Officially known as the Outer World Citizens' Spousal Bazaar and Expo, it's the place where a woman can leave her past behind and start a new life-with a new mate of course. Tamsyn Laehn is desperate. She's stuck in a lousy job and miserable life. When Tamsyn accompanies her best friend to the meat market, she falls into a bridal booth manned by brothers Boarf and Brunz, two Neanderthal type warriors from the planet Zuntx Tamsyn has no choice but to leave with the men. Upon arriving on Zuntx they learn that the military has been disbanded. Homeless and decommissioned, the men agree to become colonists on the planet Drabik. When the homesteading pioneers land on Drabik, they struggle to adapt to the harsh conditions they encounter on the inhospitable planet. The men's traditional Zuntx views of women provide an extra test for all three as they learn to trust and love each other.
Haka Ever After - 99c Pre-order
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