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

Abaddon Rising
She was the last human survivor in the alien gladiator games. Now it was her turn to die...and then came Kanaan!
A Knight's Vengeance: Book 1 Of A Thrilling Medieval Romance Series!
This summer, get swept back to the Middle Ages with A KNIGHT'S VENGEANCE, the first thrilling novel in a five-book medieval romance series. Geoffrey de Lanceau is a knight, the son of the man who once ruled Wode. His noble sire died, however, branded as a traitor. But never will Geoffrey believe his father betrayed their king, and swears vengeance against the man who brought his sire down in a siege to take over Wode. Lady Elizabeth Brackendale dreamed of marrying for love, but is promised by her father to a lecherous old baron. Then she is abducted and held for ransom by a scarred, tormented rogue who turns out to be the very knight who has sworn vengeance against her father. The threads of deception sewn eighteen years ago bind the past and present. Only by Geoffrey and Elizabeth championing their forbidden love can the truth - and the lies — be revealed about a knight's vengeance.
Sugar Pine Cowboy
When it comes to love, sometimes the falling is the easy part. Her obsession was to be rich and famous no matter who got hurt. He won't be fooled by a pretty face again. To find her future, Marlene Clegg must face her past. Bose Kovac won't be caught up in her deceptive web again. Is it too late or can she earn the chance to reclaim lost love? Get your copy of Sugar Pine Cowboy now, because what western romance fan can resist a lovable cowboy and the woman who broke his heart?
Masters Of The Castle: Witness Protection Program
Available now for Preorder! Ten of your favorite authors. Eight brand new stories. One really, really bad man. Where will you be when the bomb goes off? When Master Marshall gets an emergency phone call, he can't believe his ears. His cousin, Grace, has become the only surviving witness to a terrible murder and she is refusing police protection. Fortunately for her, as far as Marshall is concerned there is no place in the world safer than a medieval castle full of protection-minded Doms. Unfortunately for them all, the assassin hunting her from the shadows disagrees. This steamy Masters of the Castle anthology includes the following brand new, full length books: Taming Terri - Allysa Hart & Rayanna Jamison Partners. Best Friends. Ex-Lovers. K9 unit Terri O'Connel and Nick Carrusso along with their playful pup, Champ, find themselves on a case that challenges all of their skills. Embracing Eden - Maren Smith Intimacy was vulnerability, and vulnerable was something Grimsley would never be. Tempting Tasha - Tabitha Black Has the Big Bad Dungeon Master finally met his match? Controlling Carlie - BJ Wane The only way to keep her safe is to bend her to his control… Freeing Fawn - Golden Angel FBI agent Dane Morgan comes to the Castle to save a life. Fawn Pike is there to take one. Harboring Holly - Raisa Greywood Can Agent Turner save his dream girl twice? Capturing Cassandra - Piper Stone She's longed to submit to a powerful man. Her choice? The assassin she's hunted for years.

BOOK REVIEWS
Edge Jump
| LGBTQ

EDGE JUMP starts off with the death of Brett's sister, who is also Rylan's skating partner. The police are treating it as an attempted mugging. Brett wants answers and hopes Rylan can provide at least some of them. When they meet up with each other again,...

Double or Nothing
| LGBTQ

The way this pair of authors manage action is outstanding. I was unable to stop reading and I simply couldn't read fast enough. From the start to the end, DOUBLE OR NOTHING was an amazing experience. A perfect mix of action and love. Rich is part of...

Violet Souls
| Fantasy Romance

VIOLET SOULS is the first book in The Evoxian Legacies, which tells us about violet-eyed aliens living amongst the humans here on Earth. Bree is one such alien, although she doesn't know it. She has always felt differently from the others, but never knew...

Cooper's Charm
| Contemporary Romance

Phoenix Rose is ready to start her new life at Cooper's Charm RV Park and Resort. After the hell she's been through, she's ready to leave her past behind and regain her strength. Her sister Ridley is coming off a nasty divorce, but when she joins Phoenix...

Inked Nights: A Montgomery Ink Novella
| Contemporary Romance

3 meh stars for INKED NIGHTS. Derek Hawkins and Olivia Madison have a good thing going. Their once-a-month anonymous rendezvous works for them, even if they're both starting to feel a little starry-eyed over one another. When Olivia calls things off,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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
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.

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...

Ann Omasta
USA

Ann Omasta is a USA Today bestselling author. Ann's Top Ten list of likes, dislikes, and oddities: 1. I despise whipped cream. There, I admitted it in writing. Let the ridiculing begin. 2. Even though I have lived as far south as Key Largo, Florida,...

Nya Rawlyns
Lehigh Valley PA

I am a hopeless romantic. I revel in the dark, gritty world of urban fantasy and the paranormal. I love action, almost as much as I love romance/erotica. My women are strong, my men are good-looking and they don't need PowderMilk Biscuits to get by.

Libby Campbell
Pacific Northwest

My stories celebrate romance with a spicy power exchange. The women are strong and challenge the powerful men who love them. I have lived all over Canada, but the best decision of my life was when I moved to Australia to marry my leading man. After...

Maria Imbalzano
New Jersey, USA

Maria Imbalzano is a retired matrimonial lawyer who now writes full time. Instead of drafting motions, legal memoranda, and briefs, although fascinating, she now spends her days creating memorable characters and taking them on their emotional journeys...


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SusanRenee
Indiana

An aspiring writer, Susan became interested in romance while transporting "The Dark Highlander" by Karen Marie Moning. Bored she read it and was completely hooked. With an educational background in psychology and fiction writing, Susan looks for stories...

Pat Henshaw
Northern California

Retired English composition instructor and librarian, I've lived and worked in Falls Church, VA; Ft. Collins, CO; Houston, TX; Sacramento, CA; Lincoln, NE; and North Springfield, VA. I've traveled to Europe, Nicaragua, Mexico, Canada, Thailand, and Egypt....

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I'm a book and design junkie who would be lost without a mile-long to-do list. Since my salary can't support the purchase of the couple hundred books I read each year, I found my way into reviewing, which has introduced me to so many great authors I...

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Twin Sacrifice
Twin brothers rush to save each other in this psych thriller.
Naughty Words For Nice Writers
"It's a brain saver!" For authors of sweet romance, erotic romance, and erotica. If finding the right words for your romantic sex scene is challenging, Naughty Words for Nice Writers can help. USA Today Bestselling Author Cara Bristol has written a thesaurus for romance authors to help you find the appropriate words to make your sex scene sizzle. Naughty Words for Nice Writers is packed with more than 2,000 usable, functional synonyms geared for romance, erotic romance, and erotica. Included are more than 50 word lists for male and female anatomy, foreplay, orgasm, kissing, sex scene locations, specific sexual acts, sexual noises, spanking terminology, and much more. The guide offers suggestions on how to write a sex scene and how to tighten your writing so it sings. With an emphasis on verbs, this guide will help you "show" the intimacy between your characters rather than tell it. Whether you're writing a "fade to black" scene or a graphic and explicit one, Naughty Words for Nice Writers will provide the tools.
Under A Mulberry Moon
Adventure! Mystery! Romance! Nine award-winning and bestselling authors present sweet western historical stories to ignite your imagination and feed your passion for reading. Let us sweep you away from your daily cares and entertain you with our sigh-worthy novellas set between 1865 and 1900. What a line-up we have for you! UNDER A MULBERRY MOON is a bargain! Preorder at only 99 cents Better hurry—this anthology is available for a limited time only. The following books are included: Millwright's Daughter by Zina Abbott Worth the Wait by Patricia PacJac Carroll Ada and the Texas Cavalryman (Brides of Texas Code) by Carra Copelin A Family For Merry by Caroline Clemmons A Family For Polly by Jacquie Rogers Comes A Specter by Keta Diablo The Widow Buys A Groom by P.A. Estelle Matthew's Freedom by Cissie Patterson The Lady Lassoes an Outlaw by Charlene Raddon
Witness Protection Program, Masters Of The Castle
Available for pre-order! Where will you be when the bomb goes off? The new Masters of the Castle box set, Witness Protection Program-10 authors, 8 brand new stories, 1 really, really bad man. Featuring: Controlling Carlie by BJ Wane Embracing Eden by Maren Smith Taming Terri by Allysa Hart & Rayanna Jamison Tempting Tasha by Tabitha Black Freeing Fawn by Golden Angel Harboring Holly by Raisa Greywood Capturing Cassandra by Peper Stone
50% Off On Smashwords!
In the mood for a low-angst, sweet summer romance with a dash of heat? Look no further! As Big As the Sky is 50% off on Smashwords until 07/31 ONLY! Read the book Bayou Book Junkie described as "very recommendable!" Sam wants nothing to do with his irresponsible neighbor...or does he?
Blood Instincts
What would you do if you found out that you weren't exactly…human?
Benediction
She's no one's version of ever-after... Except his.
The Highlander's Bride Series
Meet the heroes of the Highlander's Bride series. New covers available now!
Find Me Love: Scandal Meets Love 2
After a chance encounter at one of Lady Diana's fencing matches Luther, the Earl of Northesk decides to court her. Her strong will and his need to protect her clash—only time will tell if they are able to find a way past their differences, and in turn, an enduring love
Sometimes Love Is The Most Addictive Habit Of All...
Readers are loving Dan and Hannah's love story. Have you tried it yet?
My Fake Summer Boyfriend
Sun, surf, sand and Alex--Katie was swept away! Katie eagerly agrees to pretend she is Alex's girlfriend for the summer in order to protect his job. Amid sundrenched waves, they develop a friendship that is on the verge of turning romantic, when who should arrive but Nicole, Alex's old girlfriend. In three days, Nicole ruins Katie's relationship with Alex. So Katie gets involved with Logan, Nicole's handsome older brother, though Alex is the one for her. Soon enough Katie learns that fake romances can get out of hand and lead to complications she never imagined. Reviews "…a great teen love story…lots of angst, lots of funny moments, some steamy kisses, and a great heroine… Sarah, Fallen Angel Reviews "…a wonderful story that draws you into it, and you want to go on and spend more time with the characters… a story you should put on your summer reading list…" Lydia Funneman, Writers Unlimited "…a really great and funny read." Yasmine, Romance Junkies
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