INTERVIEWS & HEADLINES
The Pirate's Jewel
by Ruth A. Casie | Interview

Q: Where did you get your inspiration for THE PIRATE'S JEWEL?

Have you ever read a book with secondary characters that scream for a story of their own? Or better yet, characters you want to know more about. Wesley Reynolds and Darla Maxwell, the central characters of The Pirate's Jewel are the parents of Lisbeth Reynolds, the heroine in my story, The Guardian's Witch. They have a small part in the story and begged for one of their own.

Q: I understand it's set in the world of the series Pirates of Britannia. What's...

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The Highland Renegade
by Amy Jarecki | Interview

HEADLINES

Kindred Lies
Amethyst Keane lives a lonely existence. On an assignment for her magazine she visits a small coastal town. While there she meets a boy and for the first time she feels as if she might not have to live a solitary life. As she explores the town's legendary ghost she also uncovers secrets and lies regarding her family, and maybe, she has more in common with the spirit haunting Ghost Peak Island than she would have ever believed.
Does She Dare Trust A Dragon?
The alien dragon shapeshifters who discover Earth come in peace—at first. Then, inexplicably, they threaten to attack. In an attempt to show goodwill and appease the dragons, Earth sends a human woman to become a concubine to one of the Draconian king's sons, Prince K'ev. K'ev would sooner give up his ability to breathe fire than accept a human, but when he meets Rhianna, sparks fly, and his dragon realizes she's his mate. Rhianna falls for the hot-blooded prince, unaware she's a key link in a desperate scheme to defeat the dragons, a strike that could backfire with devastating consequences. Will she figure out what Earth has planned in time to save her dragon mate? And if she does, will K'ev be able to save her planet from an angry king's retaliation?
Blood Dragon, Now In Paperback, Worldwide!
Adam Lachlan is back and you can carry Blood Dragon anywhere in paperback now. When Adam's fire meets Willow's short fuse, flirtation is on! At the onset, secrets are guarded, but once their true selves are revealed, the complications begin. Can they overcome the problems of romance between different shifter species? Will they drop their emotional baggage and risk love's bondage?
Stella Of Akrotiri: Deminon
When Stella learns Darius has been the victim of treachery—perhaps at the hands of his best friend—she worries about his fate as she rules over their city-state of Deminon. Learning he perished while fighting as a gladiator has her questioning his immortality. Even if his body has died, his essence must live on in another. Meeting that man leads to a revelation and questions of morality in this intriguing tale of deception, love and loss set in ancient Greece and Rome.

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Betraying the Billionaire
| Contemporary Romance

I love BETRAYING THE BILLIONAIRE! We see a heroine who came into her own, who changed the way she saw herself by the end, and the romance was absolutely romantic! Julian was to-die-for. He's so sweet and thoughtful and protective, and it was a joy to...

INFLAME (a gargoyle shifter and witch romance)
| Paranormal Romance

INFLAME is the first book I have read by Lisa Carlisle. I enjoyed the interaction and growth of the character, as well as the well paced, engaging story. I will go back and read other stories in this series and look forward to Mattias's story.

Kissing Ezra Holtz (and Other Things I Did for Science)
| Contemporary Romance

The title and the blurb were what got me to request this for review. I thought this would be a fun read, especially since the two protagonists didn't like each other. What I got was an angst-ridden read with a heroine who's got a lot of baggage. And I'm...

Her Deadly Secrets
| Romantic Suspense/Mystery

HER DEADLY SECRETS is the murder mystery aficionado's sort of read--and a little different in than the usual Laura Griffin Tracers style--as PI Kira Vance finds herself somewhat over her head investigating an associate's murder and the hot-shot lawyer...

The Boyfriend Bid
| Contemporary Romance

I enjoyed the author's previous story, The Girlfriend Request, and decided to take a chance on this one. Sadly, it didn't live up to its predecessor. While all the elements of the story are there, I didn't feel it. The story felt like it had merely gone...

Arctic Wild
| LGBTQ

ARCTIC WILD is the second book in the Frozen Hearts series, and I am happy to report that Griffin and River make a cameo appearance. This book is all about Reuben and Toby though. Reuben goes on the trip initially to prove to his friend that he will,...

Top Secret
| LGBTQ

In a rivals-to-lovers frat house story, Elle Kennedy and Sarina Bowen head straight into M/M territory after Him and Us (one of my first few and most memorable stories) once again and I'd be lying to say that I wasn't excited about this rushed announcement...

Saved Between the Sheets
| Erotic Romance

SAVED BETWEEN THE SHEETS is a collection of stories, all revolving around the world of Superheroes. Some are 'for real', whilst others aren't--one involves a costume of someone going to a KinkCon. Whether it is Reverse Harem, or BDSM, or just plain...

Kings Rising
| LGBTQ

KINGS RISING left my head spinning and it is a thrilling conclusion to the series really, as C.S Pacat pushes the envelope with court machinations, battle strategies (on and off field). Or rather, it's akin to following a game of chess as the pieces are...

Gateway Crescent
| Contemporary Romance

GATEWAY CRESCENT (Bendixon Sisters Book 2) by Brenda Margriet is a contemporary romance set in British Columbia. This romance is the second in the trilogy and features the youngest of the three Bendixon sisters. It can easily be read as a standalone,...

Bewitched
| Contemporary Romance

BEWITCHED is the first book in the Fated series, and we start off with the youngest sister who knows nothing about who she is. Kaida is searching for her family. She has always known she was adopted, and her search has landed her on Six Fates Island....

A Modest Independence
| Historical Romance

Jenny Holloway is the daughter of a vicar who is also an alcoholic. When she was presented the opportunity to be a companion to Helena, a distant cousin, she jumped at the chance. Now that Helena has married and has been left a large fortune, she generously...

Teach Me
| Contemporary Romance

I didn't know what to expect from Olivia Dade's TEACH ME but a romance set in school (one that begins with a bit of hostility) between two older, scarred, divorced people wasn't it. Yet it surprised me once I got going, past the initial friction between...

That Night
| Contemporary Romance

THAT NIGHT was unexpected. I couldn't have imagined the turns this book would take based on the blurb. That's both good and bad, I guess, because as I've experienced, expectations have a way of ruining a book. That said, this book disturbed me on some...

Captive Prince
| LGBTQ

When I finally got my claws embedded in CAPTIVE PRINCE, I hadn't expected that it would have taken me a few years to read after C.S. Pacat's name spread like wildfire. But better late than never and as good books are, they reel you in, sink deep into...

A Chip and a Chair
| LGBTQ

The final instalment of the Seven of Spades series remain as full of action and love as its companions. It was an absolute thrill. High on action and mystery, it was a perfect final chapter for this amazing series. While Levi and Dominic are trying...

Red, White & Royal Blue
| LGBTQ

RED, WHITE AND ROYAL BLUE is an indulgent afternoon fix, really, but so unique in its application of the British royals and American 'royalty' in romantic fiction. Enemies-to-lovers, diversity in politics (or diversity full-stop), bisexuality, blended-families...

The Alpha Wolf's Mate
| Erotic Romance

THE ALPHA WOLF'S MATE appears to be a standalone, although it could quite easily be turned into a series, as there are a number of characters I want to hear more about. Serena is heading towards her new job when her car breaks down... at night... on...

Reverb
| LGBTQ

I think Anna Zabo goes where not many mainstream authors tread, where sexuality (and what it means) is put to the forefront of the Twisted Wishes series. REVERB on the surface might seem like an M/F book as opposed to the first to M/M ones, but I've always...

Heat Stroke
| LGBTQ

Three lifeguard brothers, 3 different stories, all long beach-centric. I've not read the first book but I'm eternally grateful that Tessa Bailey has done something different with Jamie's story, and seeing how seldom she ventures into M/M territory just...

The Serpent's Kiss
| LGBTQ

THE SERPENT'S KISS is the seventh book in the Scandalous Seductions series, although I haven't read any of the previous books. Bella is going back home, accompanied by Lord Pennerly, to be a godmother for her deceased friend's daughter. Lucerne, a...

Good With His Hands
| Erotic Romance

GOOD WITH HIS HANDS is a quick read, centering around an unexpected encounter in the wilderness. The story is charming with likeable characters and a cute, sexy storyline.

Play It Again
| LGBTQ

PLAY IT AGAIN is a charming romance between a blind youtuber and an Irish gamer. The long distance between them and the fact that they don't know each other in person, isn't an impediment for them to fall madly in love for each other. Dovid is a youtuber...

A Werewolf State of Mind
| Erotic Romance

A psychiatrist and a patient that are more than you can see. A WEREWOLF STATE OF MIND has delightful characters with great interaction. I enjoyed this story. The characters' openness and romantic development were well delivered, leaving me wanting...

Overture
| Erotic Romance

Skye Warren's daring forbidden themes have been my catnip for a while and I jumped on OVERTURE for this very reason. A warning caveat about the edginess of this story: Ms. Warren respects the consensual age limit, though the age-gap between guardian and...

Overture
| Erotic Romance

OVERTURE, the premier novel in Skye Warren's North Security series, captivates with complex characters and taboo eroticism. Ms. Warren combines the worlds of classical musicians and ex-military mercenaries to create a seductive story that is as suspenseful...

Notorious in a Kilt
| Erotic Romance

NOTORIOUS IN A KILT (Hot Scots #5) by Anna Durand is a smokin' hot contemporary second chance romance. This entire series of sexy Scottish brothers and cousins is easy to read and entertaining. Each book can be read as a standalone although it was fun...

Wicked Chemistry
| Erotic Romance

Eden Margaret Fijalkowski has always been the good girl. Not one to (generally) break the rules, when she moves to Texas to take a full-time job teaching high school sciences, she suddenly finds herself willing to break all the rules. Mason (Mace)...

Year of the Demon
| Erotic Romance

YEAR OF THE DEMON by Tara Fox Hall picks up almost where A GOOD YEAR leaves off and we are back in the lives of Debbie and her demon lover, Shaker, who is in the body of action star, Jett Black. Are you with me? Sounds a bit like a soap opera, which fits...

Overture
| Erotic Romance

Losing her family at a young age, violin prodigy Samantha Brooks, is taken in by Liam North, head of North Security. As Samantha's skills as a violinist increase, so does her infatuation with Liam, which grows during their six years together. But there...

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Rebecca L Frencl
Illinois, USA

I love words--I love stringing them together to create something new and wonderful. I love reading how others put them together. I love the fact that simple words can create a new world and draw me in. Because I love words so much, it's not a surprise...

CD Hersh
Ohio, USA

Putting words and stories on paper is second nature to co-authors C.D. Hersh. They've written separately since they were teenagers and discovered their unique, collaborative abilities in the mid-90s. As high school sweethearts and husband and wife, Catherine...

Delaney Diamond
Atlanta, GA

Delaney Diamond is the USA Today Bestselling Author of sweet, sensual, passionate romance novels, born and raised in the U.S. Virgin Islands. She reads romance novels, mysteries, thrillers, and a fair amount of nonfiction. When she's not busy reading...

Juli D. Revezzo
USA

Juli D. Revezzo loves fantasy and Celtic mythology and writing stories with all kinds of fantastical elements. She is the author of the historical romances, Courting the Stationmaster's Daughter, Vesta's Clockwork Companions, House of Dark Envy, Watchmaker's...

Elaine Dodge
Johannesburg, South Africa

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Southern CA, USA

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Riley's Journey
The research project was only for an "extended period." No one said anything about forever! Deceived and betrayed, Riley is sent back 40,000 years to be the mate of a man she'd never before met. Her journey will take her into a world fraught with dangers—a world made more treacherous by savage beasts, primitive Neanderthals, and the incursion of the aggressive Cro-Magnon man. Surviving alone for five years in this vast wilderness, Nathan, along with his enormous dog, Demon, carve out a life in the perilous environment. Though thrown together by forces beyond their control, Riley and Nathan nevertheless find love—but can these two lost souls survive against such overwhelming odds?
Hot Seal, Roman Nights
New Release!! From the SEALs In Paradise Series
A Daring Journey (dare Menage Series, Bk 6)
Two paths: one new, one familiar. And a burning desire to choose them both... When Damon spots a stunning redhead on his plane, the pilot's determined to get to know her better. It's been a long time since he's experienced an instant connection with anyone. The last time was with his former lover, who left without an explanation over five years ago, devastating him. Though now cautious when it comes to relationships, MacKenzie just might be everything he's looking for and more. Not expecting to meet the tall, dark and handsome captain on her flight home, Mac finds Damon's domineering persistence a turn-on. She decides to take a chance on him, which, in the end, might be a mistake when a person from his past returns. A man Damon loved and still does. The last five years had been dark journey for Trevor, and he's now ready to return to the light. He's back in Boston to not only ask for forgiveness but to reconnect with Damon, since he still loves the man. However, there's a complication. Damon is seeing someone else and Trevor might be too late. Note: This book in the series can be read as stand-alone. It includes an HEA ending. It is intended for audiences over 18 years of age since it includes MMF scenes between all three characters.
Red Shoes
Nikki Setzer thought she knew what she wanted and transformed herself to get it. Now she's having a do that again, to escape. Micah Allen is in a new town starting his own law firm on a shoestring. The last thing he wants to do is harm some woman he keeps running into, nearly literally. But they do keep running into each other, and this woman definitely has some secrets. Can Nikki allow Micah to get close? How much danger is he in if she does? But this place is beginning to feel like a home with friends. Does she dare let down her guard?
Guts & Glory: Mercy!
You must fall before you can rise... Former Delta Force Operator. Scarred inside and out. In the military, Mercy had seen and done things most people could never imagine. Now working for In the Shadows Security, dangerous jobs are his specialty, the more difficult the better... until his boss assigns him to protect a spoiled, rich woman who never shuts the h*ll up. He has two ways to stop her running mouth, but either could get him fired. However, first impressions can be deceiving, and underestimating this woman is a mistake Mercy never intended to make. One that might not only threaten his job but the carefully built barriers he's surrounded himself with. Witness to a horrific crime, Parris must leave Vegas immediately. After her best friend hires a professional to get her out of Nevada and keep her safe, she discovers there's more to this emotionally crippled "bodyguard" than meets the eye. As a therapist, Mercy's a challenge Parris can't ignore, even when his walls seem too high to breach. In the end, will Mercy not only be able to keep her safe but allow her to save him? Or will he let the woman who's become his addiction simply walk away? Note: Mercy is the first book of the Guts & Glory series, a six-book spin-off from my Dirty Angels MC series. While it's recommended to read both series in order, each book can be read as a stand-alone. As with all my books, this has an HEA and no cliffhanger or cheating.
My Bad Boy Summer
Will Nolan give up his bad-boy ways for Vija? 17-year-old Vija Skalbe wants to be an all-American girl—no matter how hard her parents try to impose their strict Latvian standards on her. She feels unsure of herself with one foot in each country. Then Nolan, a folksinger, steals her heart at a coffeehouse. When Nolan stops at their table, it's Vija's friend, Caprice, who does all the talking. But it is Vija who gets his phone number—and later the back seat of his motorcycle. Soon she is cruising from one adventure to another, dizzy with joy, her new-found freedom and the excitement of being with the kind of guy who is a challenge. However, when her father has a heart attack, Vija must take over running the family lawn-care business. She feels overwhelmed until sweet brainiac Joel volunteers to help. He shares the workload and lifts her spirits with his humor. But it is Nolan who fills her heart. It doesn't matter that Nolan wants everything his way. Or that he's constantly eyeing other girls. Or that he can be pouty and punitive. Or that he says she's seeing things all wrong. Until it does matter. But Vija's in so deep. Will he change? Will she deal with Nolan's controlling tactics, or is she too far under his spell?
It's A Book Birthday
Gideon & Lily's story came out one year ago this month. If you like friends-to-lovers, slightly grouchy men, and strong women (plus an adorable little girl), this one's for you!
Electric Candle
eBook priced at 99c everywhere for the month of June When a vampire finds his soul mate, the bond is forever. It's love at first sight. Or is it? Flint, Ohio, Homicide Detective Jonas Forge has been a vampire for nearly two hundred years. He's fought wars, seen life go from the simple but hard colonial days to the modern, high-tech world. He's evolved with the times, adapting with each new era, blending into each new life. The one constant is his best friend and lover, Declan. Until Forge's soul mate tumbles, literally, into his life. Even though they're not fated to be together forever, Forge and Declan are perfectly happy. Despite the pheromone attracting him to his soul mate, Forge isn't thrilled with the guy, and the feeling seems mutual. While trying to adjust to his clumsy soul mate and equally awkward feelings, Forge is on the hunt for the serial killer who's leaving a trail of bodies, and who witnesses can't identify. But Forge better watch out. When his work collides with his love life, things really heat up.
Never With A Rich Man
Cassie Jordan has been lied to, cheated on, and passed over at her job. Married to a wealthy womanizer, Cassie finds out he has been cheating on her. After her divorce, Cassie decides the wealthy can't be trusted and vows never to fall for a rich man or anyone she catches lying to her. Hogan Winters is part owner of a family business and has the kind of money Cassie despises. He's tired of women coming on to him because he's rich. He decides to never tell a woman about his financial status until she gets to know him as a person. As an undercover FBI agent, he uses his knowledge of antiquities to find the people who are bringing stolen WWII artifacts into the country. Unfortunately, the woman he's falling for is in the crosshairs of the FBI. Can they work through their preconceived notions and find true love?
The Sheikh Doc's Marriage Bargain
From shy Cinderella… To convenient princess! For sensible Dr. Laurel Martin, heading up a new lab for royal doc Sheikh Tariq Al Marktum is the chance to conduct the study of a lifetime. But to protect Laurel from the scandal her presence in his palace will cause, Tariq has his own condition—a paper marriage! Swept into his desert kingdom, passion overtakes the convenient couple, but can Laurel find her place in Tariq's world—and his heart?
Planet Talzor Needs Brides
On SALE for 99 cents Mitzi leads a quiet life as a professional matchmaker. Her cozy life is turned upside down when she is chosen as the matchmaker for an alien species searching for wives. Naturally, she refuses. Unfortunately, she's having a hard time saying no to the dashingly handsome but domineering alien warrior. Although, he makes her heart flutter, it's a good thing he's not her type. Jax, captain of the Talzor starship, is ordered to hire a shalhinari, a spiritual matchmaker, to find soul mates for six of his men. He locates the best shalhinari on Earth; yet, Mitzi Selig the earthbound woman tries his patience. To his distress, he is drawn to her beauty, questioning his judgment. Worse, his long suppressed empathy gene awakens, a trait not seemly for a warrior. The magnetic pull between Captain Jax and Mitzi is astronomical. Yet, can a tormented warrior and a woman who refuses to leave Earth find love? A long light-year distance relationship is one thing, but looming danger could curtail any chance for their star-crossed passion.
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