INTERVIEWS & HEADLINES
Unconditional Surrender
by Gina Danna | Interview

Q: Where did you get your inspiration for the Hearts Touched by Fire series? How are the books tied together?

I have my BA & MA and 1/2 of my PhD in History, specialty is the American Civil War. I've worked as a museum educator and curator in Missouri, doing programs, events and exhibits on the War Between the States and am a Civil War reenactor so my interest in that period is big. These books are tied together as the tale of two families - the Silvers and the Fontaines and how they lived during the war. Book 1 is on Jack & Emma; book 2 is on Emma's...

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First Fall
by Zaide Bishop | Interview
Edge of Truth
by Brynn Kelly | Interview
That Monroe Girl
by Ilona Fridl | Interview

HEADLINES

Sexy Holiday M/m Romance: Free In Ku!
"Over the eight nights of Hanukkah, Nate and Lucas become friends and lovers and their love story is sweetly satisfying with some pretty steamy sex scenes." ~ Gay Book Reviews A geek. A virgin. One sexy holiday. Orphaned Lucas figures spending the holidays with his obnoxious roommate's family in New York City is better than staying alone on campus upstate. He ends up sharing a room again, this time with his roommate's brother, Nate. Geeky photographer Nate isn't at all what Lucas expects. In fact, he's incredibly sexy—especially when he invites Lucas into his darkroom… They hide their attraction during Hanukkah celebrations, but behind closed doors, Lucas and Nate can't keep their hands (or mouths) off each other. Nate's only looking for a bit of holiday fun, and amazing sex with a hot virgin definitely fits the bill. Yet as the candles burn, Nate and Lucas begin to realize eight nights will never be enough. This gay holiday romance from Keira Andrews features secret trysts, new adult angst, spinning the dreidel, and of course a happy ending. Buy now or borrow in KU!
Library Romance 99c For A Limited Time!
College student June looks at the library volunteer position offered to her as a way to keep her sanity for the next few months before she can go back to school. What June doesn't expect to find at the library is her favorite romantic heroes brought to life—all in the same man. Obstinate, prideful and even a bit rude, Everett Rockford shouldn't exactly be "dating material," even if June's heart rate accelerates whenever she's near him.
Snowstorm, Christmas Romance (new Release!)
"FATE A BLIZZARD BRINGS TWO LONELY SOULS TOGETHER" -- Robin L. M., Amazon Top Contributor; 5 star review She's traded everything for her job. He's turned his back on the world. Can two stranded souls open themselves up to love? Tabitha has her sights set on the top of the corporate ladder. She has all the plans in the world to make more time for her family after locking down her Wall Street promotion. But when her stubborn father needs convincing about heart surgery, she jumps in her car and speeds toward home… straight into a snowbank… Arnie doesn't ask for much. All the widower war vet wants is his farmland and his privacy. But when a fast-talking city slicker crashes her car near his house during a blizzard, he's forced to take her in. After Tabitha pries into a past he'd rather forget, he wonders if he'd be better off in the storm… As the snow piles higher and Christmas approaches, Tabitha and Arnie begin to warm up to each other. Is Arnie willing to open himself up to a better future? When the snow melts, will Tabitha make a sacrifice for what her heart truly desires? Snowstorm is a contemporary Christian romance for the career-driven age. If you like heartwarming stories, resilient characters, and a deeper look at what really matters, then you'll love this Christmas inspirational romance.
Steamy Romance 99c For Launch Week!
When Lilac Townsend, the stunning new assistant manager at the Tildy World resort, proves a distraction in more ways than one, costumed mascot Nolan Gregosky realizes it's up to him to show her what it means to eat, live, and breathe life at the park.

BOOK REVIEWS
Western Song
| Contemporary Romance

If you read the summary to Leigh Podgorski's WESTERN SONG, you might be left wondering about the story because let's admit it, there's not much there. "Contemporary Western Love Story about a bull riding rancher and his deceased best buddy's Thai immigrant...

Walk Between the Raindrops
| Erotic Romance

Never underestimate a petite woman; it could kill you. This story hurt my heart so much. I've liked Scyre and June as they seem to be the mentors in the Suncoast Society. Scrye is the ultimate rope/rigger guy and they seem to have a wonderful life. They...

This Moody Bastard
| LGBTQ

Full time kinky sex is more exhausting than one thinks. Sometimes, too much of a good thing is a bad thing. This story features Cali, Sean and Max from Crafty Bastards. Whilst this can be read as a standalone, it's best to read about how Cali, Sean and...

Jack
| Contemporary Romance

4 sad, sweet stars for JACK. Whitney Baldwin has moved to Seattle with the dream of opening her own bakery, but in the meantime she's making ends meet by cooking for clients in their homes. She's convinced that one particular client, Jack Carter, is...

Dirty Filthy Fix
| Erotic Romance

5 super sexy swinger stars for DIRTY FILTHY FIX! By day, Trish Bisceglia is the mild mannered secretary, prim and proper and serving up refreshments to New York's most powerful businessmen...all while picturing what she'd love to be doing with them...

Junkyard Heart
| LGBTQ

I loved the beautifully flawed characters created by the author in this magnificent book. The internal struggles were extraordinary. And the way love made its entry into these broken souls was something to be remember. Out of London with a broken heart,...

Zero Hour
| Contemporary Romance

ZERO HOUR spoke directly to the geek in me. I blank out at many things technical, so hackers (whether they be black/white hats) written as heroes/heroines of romances are relatively new in this genre but so welcome. I love the lingo, the geek side...

Zandian Pet
| Erotic Romance

"For a sex slave, there were worse gigs than Prium's Intergalactic Lounge, aka sex emporium." Like being one of a handful of remaining living Zandian females. Well that comes later. In the meantime, Mina has been forced to survive the best way she...

Forging Krampus
| LGBTQ

On the naughty list and worried that Krampus is going to come after you? Not to worry because Krampus is focused on other issues. Badly behaving humans is the least of his worries. There is an anomaly with another Incarnation and for some reason, Nyx...

Blue Moon
| Paranormal Romance

To get a second chance, one man has to reveal himself...and his wolf. Anna has always had big dreams of being a journalist. She just needs an interview with a reclusive rock star to seal the deal. A man who isn't a fan of the media or publicity. And...

Pretzel Logic
| Erotic Romance

When it's love, waiting for the right time could take years. In this book, Ms. Dalton shows how patience can finally pay off. This book can be read as a standalone in the series. Ethan is a sexy dom who happens to be a cop. Two of my favourite combinations...

Tap-Dancing the Minefields
| LGBTQ

Buy this book now. Is this a new series from the talented Ms. Gala? I certainly hope so! Full disclosure, I didn't read the blurb. Ms. Gala is an auto-read for me. I enjoy being surprised by her and prefer to go into a story completely cold. Most of the...

The Ultimatum
| Romantic Suspense/Mystery

4.5 "Super Soldier Heroine" Stars for the story and 5 stars for the narration. What an engaging listen! I absolutely loved the suspense and powerful, super talented heroine who can give most superheroes a run for their money (think of her as a feminine...

Fire in the Hole
| Erotic Romance

Divorcing a best friend, dumping a douche bag fiance and then finding perhaps the man of your dreams all in less than a week is an accomplishment. Not sure if it is a good or bad feat, Lara's head is still whirling. This book overlaps the book Splendid...

Rise Again
| LGBTQ

The word ballet on the summary was what got my attention. I was a little disappointed for not being able to learn more about the ballet world at the beginning, but I ended with a lovely story of rising against the things that pull us down. Arkady...

Once Upon a Christmas Eve
| Historical Romance

Elizabeth Hoyt delivers yet another of her trademark historical Maiden Lane romance. I have only vague recollections of Adam and Sarah, however, I'm glad to read about them both here on their journey to their HEA. Having loved this series a lot, I threw...

You Never Could Be
| Erotic Romance

"Her whole body tensed. He was too close and yet not close enough. Wanting his hands on her, his lips against her skin, the pulse of his body smothering her, in a rush of desire Sara lifted onto her toes, taking possession of his mouth." Sara Rozek...

Mafia and Magics
| LGBTQ

New characters taking the lead in this story is a breath of fresh air! Angel Zamora is a convict almost done paying his dues in jail. Right before he is released, he is brought into a tangled web by two FBI agents. What's worse than telling him he could...

Rogue
| Fantasy Romance

Anna Hackett's ROGUE is in fact, a collection of 2 stories (and 2 pairings) fitted into the typical length of her book, which is kind of a surprise considering how her Galactic Gladiators series has hit its stride. Still, ROGUE is as always, an adventure-filled...

Master Me, Please
| Erotic Romance

I've been curious about BJ Wane's MASTER ME, PLEASE since I started reading teasers online. Likes: It can be difficult to master the use of flashbacks effectively but Ms. Wane pulls it off juxtaposing the past and the present in such a way that she...

The Forest of Dark Delights
| LGBTQ

Happily ever afters only happen when the author stops a story at the right place. Beauty and the Beast ended with the curse broken. But what if it was not? What if, Gaston never died? In a fairy-tale reinterpretation, Mr. Cox poses this alternate ending....

Last Rights
| Romantic Suspense/Mystery

I have just finished a story by another fabulous new-to-me author who had me on the edge of my seat in suspense, crying and laughing, morally debating cloning and hot and twitchy with short, but steamy sex scenes. LAST RIGHTS by Ava Bradley was a...

The Eighth House
| Erotic Romance

This book is one of those books that goes way outside my wheelhouse. Okay, there's some pretty hot kinky sex with a bad boy and a sassy, outspoken heroine, so maybe not so far outside my wheelhouse. However, the bad boy in question is the baddest of all...

Unknown Desires
| LGBTQ

A newly trained submissive is matched up to a dominant, and to his surprise, the dominant is a man, not a woman. Michael is a nineteen year old who has lost his way. Raised by an aunt and grandmother, Michael missed a male role model. It seems the Domme...

About That Kiss
| Contemporary Romance

I'm a bit at a loss here when it comes to writing this particular review. I often associate Jill Shalvis's books with romantic comedy with touches of the whimsical thrown in, so ABOUT THAT KISS threw me off a little with the genres it straddled. There...

Prince Roman: King of Code 1.5
| Erotic Romance

4 dirty and delicious stars for PRINCE ROMAN! Raven Crosby is determined to stay away from sex with coworkers at her new job, but the damn attorney Roman Bianchi is seriously testing her resolve. Eventually the man's charisma and sensuality win her...

Izumi
| LGBTQ

Izumi is adorable and so cuddly. It is no wonder Nathan wanted him for a pet since he was 5 years old. Returning to this cute Neko world, I wonder why I haven't read the books between this and the first one. I will need to go back and read books two through...

An Ex for Christmas
| Contemporary Romance

I love this friends-to-lovers story! Lauren Layne really excels in this type of storyline (there's another book of hers with this same trope), as the change in the main characters' relationship was done in a believable way. That they were best friends...

Chance of a Lifetime
| Erotic Romance

"I shivered as Jenna fixed her gaze upon me. This was the first time I'd witnessed people having sex... to witness this disturbing mix of pain and raw pleasure set my heart racing with both fear and excitement." Dian Cinta is a beautiful and intelligent...

Sex Symphony
| LGBTQ

SEX SYMPHONY is Book 3 in the No Holds Barred series by Sienna Matthews and Madison Blake, and it was wow. A glowing, breathing violin? Did that catch your attention? It should. It really should. This story does have a bit of a paranormal edge -- fated...


MEET THE AUTHORS
Penny Brandon
Australia

Penny is a complete romantic who believes everyone can fall in love if only they'll open their heart to the possibility, which is why she writes those hot, erotic stories that will always have a happily ever after. However, it doesn't mean she'll necessarily...

Julie Bozza


Ordinary people are extraordinary. We can all aspire to decency, generosity, respect, honesty - and the power of love (all kinds of love!) can help us grow into our best selves. I write stories about 'ordinary' people finding their answers in themselves...

StarbuxGuy
Valencia, California

Hi, my name is Bob and I'm not really a doctor. I just play one at Starbucks. Mine is a typical writer's story: when I was in 4th grade, my parents moved from MN to California. My first day at my new school, I got into a fight and beat up the school bully....

Donna Simonetta


My career has been a winding road. I worked in the business world for years, got my MLS and worked in a school library, and am now living my dream as an author. I love to read and write contemporary and fantasy romance. I live in Maryland, with my husband,...

Mary B Rodgers
London and USA

A career performer and storyteller, Mary was the keyboardist and lead vocalist in an all-female rock band for a number of years, and has acted in leading roles in plays and musicals across the globe. Her first screenplay, Common Ground, was a finalist...

Marissa Garner
SoCal

Marissa Garner is a wife, writer, chocoholic, and animal lover, not necessarily in that order. As a little girl, she cut pictures of people out of her mother's magazines and turned them into characters in her simple stories. Now she writes edgy romantic...


MEET THE REVIEWERS
Bridget
Boston, Massachusetts

An historian by training, I've been reading for as long as I can remember. My first real introduction to romance novels came while I was studying in England and the Library Imps stole all the books I was "supposed" to be reading and replaced them with...

Rho
East Coast, USA

I have been in love with reading ever since I can remember. I was an only child growing up, so I loved being able to lose myself in a book. I loved being transported to a different place and getting absorbed in the world that the author was building...

Christine Blackthorn
UK

In "real" life, I am an academic with degrees in Political Science, Economics, Philosophy and Law and an insatiable desire to confound, baffle and disconcert my students. I love to read and write anything romance or erotica with a side of kink, things...

Angie Just Read...
Georgia, USA

To me life isn't fulfilling without a good book, a very bold roast of coffee, a warm cat or two, regular consumption of chocolate, and dining at least once a month at the local FATZ Cafe and my favorite Chinese restaurant. I reside in Georgia with two...

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