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Sculpting David
by Nya Rawlyns | Interview

Q: What inspired you to write SCULPTING DAVID?
My studies and my passions have always revolved around art, theater, and dance. From an early age my mother took me to see Broadway shows. New York City, with its art galleries, museums and cultural events was a mere bus ride away. Throughout my life, my friends have all been associated with the arts--actors,...
Sneakers, Sandals & Stilettoes
by Natasha Deen | Interview

Q: What gave you the inspiration to use these two particular fairy tales: Aladdin, and The Elf and the Shoemaker?
Believe it or not, it was my dogs. We went for a walk (it was spring) and it was just one of those perfect kind of days: sunshine, just the right amount of wind, blue sky...we walked into a pool of light and warmth and at the exact moment I was thinking, "Man, can it get better than this?", Buddy (one...
Glass Angels
by Karen Wiesner | Interview

Q: Congratulations on publishing the fourth book in your Family Heirlooms Series! What's the series about? What's the theme that ties all the books together? What's your inspiration for the series?
Thanks! The premise of my Family Heirlooms Series is how nuggets of faith can be passed down as family heirlooms from parent to child, sibling to sibling, spouse to spouse. Members of the Samuels family are the main characters in each story. Baby, Baby, Book 1, Shadow Boxing, Book 2, and Foolish Games,...
Together Again
by Mimi Barbour | Interview

Q: What's the series about? What's the theme that ties all the books together? What's your inspiration for the series?
I submitted a story for a Wild Rose Press contest called Through the Garden Gate and that's where The Vicarage Bench series originally evolved. Their guidelines were for a short story about a heroine who lived in a village in England called Bury, and who would walk through a garden gate by an old house...
Full Moon Rising
by Daryn Cross | Interview

Q: What's the series all about? Please give us an overview.
The Cash Chronicles is a series of books that tells the story of subsequent generations of the Cash family. It begins with a prequel, MILLICENT, which is about the villainess in Book 1. Millicent is the evil wife of Caleb Cash's father, William. She's responsible for much of what occurs in the future...
Caught by a Clown
by Sandra Crowley | Interview

Q: The title of the book, CAUGHT BY A CLOWN, is very intriguing. What made you choose this title?
When I realized the main character Stacie Monroe had a quirky tattoo, the book's title followed naturally. You see, Stacie's tat is a small clown face with corkscrew heart hair. That's right--corkscrew heart hair. Take a heart. Twist it into a corkscrew shape with the point of the heart as the point...
Mended Heart
by Mary Manners | Interview

Q: What was your inspiration for the story of MENDED HEART?
I grew up in a fairly poor family. My dad worked hard as a hotel maintenance man to provide for us, and though he had only a seventh grade education, he was one of the most intelligent and honest men I've ever known. Our home was filled with love, but we struggled financially, and most of my clothes...
Somewhere My Lass
by Beth Trissel | Interview

Q: I find it fascinating that SOMEWHERE MY LASS is not just a time-travel romance, but it also includes mystery, murder and mayhem! There's also the friendship between Neil and Fergus. Where did you get the inspiration to include so many exciting elements into the story?
Thanks much for your enthusiasm. I enjoy a mixture of elements, and tend to include them in all my stories. Plus I love time travel. The inspiration for SOMEWHERE MY LASS initially came from a dream that led to a great deal of pondering where I go from here and copious research. The character of...
Old Sins, Long Shadows
by PG Forte | Interview

Q: OLD SINS, LONG SHADOWS is book 2 of your Children of Night series. What's the series about? What's your inspiration for the series?
Believe it or not, my original idea was to write a series of mysteries featuring a brother and sister vampire detective team. I started writing In the Dark (the first book in the series) thinking I was going to use it to introduce the twins and set up the first mystery they needed to solve. As usual,...
Tangled Threads
by Jennifer Estep | Interview

Q: First of all, I love your titles! Spider's Bite, Web of Lies, Venom, and now Tangled Threads. I like the way they all have something to do with the spider, which is Gin's rune symbol. How did you come up with them? Was this deliberately done, or did it come about in a burst of serendipity?
Thanks! I think the titles are pretty cool myself. Actually, I had titled the first book GIN ON THE ROCKS, and I had thought we would use the word GIN in all the titles - BITTER GIN, GIN & TONIC, etc. My book group and I had a lot of fun coming up with GIN titles at one of our meetings. LOL.

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Catching an Evil Tail
by Mary Abshire | Interview

Q: You now have 3 books in this series. Before we delve deeper into CATCHING AN EVIL TAIL, tell us about your world and where you got the idea for this series.
I'd finished writing a vampire novel and I wanted to write something better, different, catchy. For several days, I thought and thought... what can I do that hasn't been done before? At least, not that I had read. I wanted a female who thought she was bad, but she really wasn't. A demon seemed like...
Carnal Secrets
by Nadia Lee | Interview

Q: Please tell us about CARNAL SECRETS.
CARNAL SECRETS is a contemporary romance novel. Here's the blurb:

After a rapid change in management, Natalie Hall is surprised to find that she's being promoted so quickly. But when it becomes obvious that the new CEO is interested in her on a more personal level, she pushes him away -- she doesn't...

Hard Bitten
by Chloe Neill | Interview

Q: When people ask me what Chicagoland Vampires is about, I start to answer by saying that it's about Merit, but truth be told, it's about so much more. There are all kinds of plots running through the series: romantic plots, political plots, familial plots. How do you answer that question to encompass the whole?
The Chicagoland Vampires series is, first and foremost, about a regular, book-loving girl, Merit, being thrown into a world of strategic, political, and chic vampires. She has to come to terms with the fact that she's been made one of them against her will--and that she's been tasked with defending...
Preorder: The Mortal Fires
Love thrilling, steamy paranormal romance? The award-winning Undercover Elementals series will satisfy your cravings with passion, danger, and mystery. A pragmatic human gifted with powerful magic... Lindsey Porter may be a mere mortal, but six weeks ago she proved she's a force to be reckoned with after destroying the mad king of the sylphs. Now she's stuck with magical powers she doesn't understand and isn't sure she wants. Worse, someone has begun kidnapping and murdering young women, all of whom bear an eerie resemblance to Lindsey. An enemy fueled by stolen magic... Someone with immense power has set his sights on destroying her immortal lover, Nevan. Lindsey will risk everything to unmask the perpetrator, yet discovering the truth will test Nevan and Lindsey's powerful, passionate bond like never before. As dire events converge on them, Lindsey's only hope for saving her lover and herself may lie in the ragtag allies they assemble to battle their most frightening enemy yet.
Warm Up Your Chilly Nights With This Romantic Read
Fifty years after the assassination of JFK, Olivia and Bill journey to Dallas to see the site where it happened. Bill has a secret; a secret that could change that history. Can he trust Olivia? Can SHE trust him? Love blossoms between these seniors. Can their love survive the truth?
Risky Redemption (rogue Security)
NEW RELEASE! NEW SERIES! Their time together may be brief...because someone wants her dead. Can he save her and redeem himself?
Available Now. Sleeping Beauty As You Never Imagined It.
Available for just 99c/99p on Amazon now or on Kindle Unlimited to borrow, Sleeping Lord Beattie is an entirely new take on the fairy tale you loved as a child. The first in a brand new series by Em Taylor, set off on an adventure as Emily first finds her sleeping prince, kisses him awake then heads for Gretna Green. The journey is far from boring as Emily finds out what life married to the viscount will be like and they deal with the difficulties of eloping during the worst summer weather imaginable, even in England. Suitable for readers aged 18+, this book contains scenes of an adult nature.
New Release 99 Cents
Untamed Ladies is here!! Just 99 cents until Nov 14th-hurry and download your copy! Gamblers, spies, and thieves, these feisty women refuse to play by the rules, especially when it comes to love.
Only A Hero Will Do
Can she trust the doctor? Marriage to a cruel dandy is not how Hetty Avebury envisions spending the rest of her life. Determined to avoid the match, she raises funds the only way she knows how – by gambling. When her plans go astray, she finds herself on board a man-of-war under the care of its high handed physician. But Hetty soon realizes that Doctor Withington is not quite the stuffed shirt she had first imagined. If it wasn't bad enough declaring one of the pressed men as a woman, Robert Whitington has been tasked with the tiresome job of returning Miss Hetty Avebury safely back to her dysfunctional family. Ten years earlier, his father had gambled away Robert's inheritance, home, and any chance of marrying the woman he loved. So when Robert discovers Hetty gambling, he takes drastic action to cure her of the habit. Yet with her family and her self-proclaimed betrothed hot on her heels, can Hetty really trust the doctor
Join The Dirty Santa For December Blog Hop!
At Up 'Til Dawn Book Blog, romance is always in the air. In honor of this underappreciated book genre, I'll be hosting a year-long series of Readers of Romance Blog Hops! What makes this different from other hops? ~ Romance themes for every hop! ~ Will consist of only romance-loving bloggers and authors! ~ Variety of romantic book-themed topics for each hop! ~ Prizes will be romance book related! ~ It will be a great way to find new romance reader friends and authors! ~ Umm...did I mention prizes?! I'll be hosting the first Dirty Santa for December hop NEXT month! Sign-up link is below. Hope to see you on the hop! NOTES about the hop: - Anyone with a romance book themed blog/site may enter. - Romance doesn't have to be the only genre featured on your site but MUST be one of them. - Perfect for authors with a new romance release, but prize MUST be available to send at end of giveaway. If your book isn't available by then, please use a book on your backlist that is. - Erotica blogs and authors are welcome to join, HOWEVER, please keep your post and images tasteful. If it's Facebook and Amazon approved, it's approved for this hop. - There is no steam requirement for joining the hop. Sweet romance blogs/authors are encouraged to participate but know that some stops will include spicier content. Romance comes in all flavors! - Each hop has a theme or topic. Feel free to discuss this topic in your post. Prizes do not have to fit the theme (unless you want to!), only the romance genre in general. I hope you'll join me in the first hop!
Put Your Book In The Holiday Spotlight
Authors- Put your book in the holiday spotlight with the 2017 Bewitching Book Tours Winter Holiday Extravaganza. From December 1- 22 you will be featured with daily (Mon-Fri) Bewitching Tour Stops, Social Media Promotion and with a multi-author Facebook party in mid December To participate you'll need to provide details for one book you wish to promote including a high resolution jpeg of your cover and an excerpt. You'll also need to provide a Winter Holiday themed guest blog or a short holiday flash fiction story or poem. Your guest blog or flash fiction materials may feature Christmas, Yule, the Winter Solstice, Hanukkah, Kwanza, or whatever winter holiday you choose to celebrate with your writing. Guest blogs may be recipes, DIY Tutorials, Holiday Music Playlists, Top Ten Gift Lists, or anything related to the holidays. For the Facebook Party you'll need quizzes, games and a few small prizes for your author party block. The fee for this promotion is $75 per author for one book
Bewitching Book Tours Holiday Extravaganza Facebook Party
Join the Bewitching Book Tours Holiday Extravaganza Facebook Party December 14 and 15 Cost is just $5 for a two hour time slot. Tell readers about your books, play games, offer small prizes and enjoy the holiday season with a group of book lovers.
Are you ready to take the plunge? Olivia Sharpe lives in glitzy Las Vegas at the top of the Sharpe Hotel and Casino. Five years ago, the first and only time she gave herself to a man, something terrible happened. Since then, she's remained isolated where no one can hurt her. In a moment of weakness, she calls a male escort and then everything changes...
Falling Snow On Snow, A Special Holdiay Story
Time for a special holiday story? "Oleg and Beck. If ever there is a story of deep love and loneliness, this one was it. I just finished it and have such a warm feeling, of being wrapped in a cozy fleece blanket with a loved one, sipping rich hot chocolate and smiling whimsically, cuddling. Hearth and home, and so much. With so little." —Mt. Snow for Rainbow Gold Reviews Description: 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.
The Vasquez And James Romance Adventure Awaits
"Lou Sylvre totally rocked this entire series. Highly recommend. You'll be on the edge of tears, but you will not be disappointed." Series description: Professional badass Luki Vasquez and weaver Sonny James meet for the first time in Loving Luki Vasquez, and they might make a sizzling couple if they can ever get past the impulse to run the other way every time romance comes into view. Then again, they have to stay alive if they're ever to see their wedding day, and tribulation, cruelty, and greed has a way of demanding attention at all the worst moments. Together, they pack a lot of resources to fight for love. If they can hold out, they just might win the enduring love and family they were meant to share.
Colorado Summer Stars
Fleeing from a violent relationship, can Nicole find peace and love in her hometown of Peakview, Colorado with the handsome veterinarian, Rick? Come home to Peakview where everyone has a chance at love.
Risking It Is Out!
500-mile road trip! Mission? Get over the guy you kinda-sorta hooked up with. Problem? He's your new road-trip companion. To Play… So, yeah. Here's me heading out on this stupid soul-searching road trip to get over The Turd, and here he is leaning against my car, all easy charm, batting his ridiculously long eyelashes, and asking for a ride. Explaining why he can't come along would be admitting my struggle to purge him from my thoughts. The universe is laughing at me. I can't fall for a short-term playboy. But tell that to my body, which up and goes hey there as soon as his pheromones get within sniffing distance. Or Not to Play… My reputation as a player isn't just smoke and mirrors. I play the field. Constantly. No strings sex? Perfect. But ever since a certain shy book nerd slipped under my skin, I haven't wanted anyone but her. The kicker? She blew me off the next morning. Now that I'm stranded and she's my only ride, maybe I can find out why our awesome night together turned into her ghosting me.
Marlowe's Maverick
One sinful bad boy comin' right up... Marin is sure she has no place in a community like Harlequin Hills, but Gavin knows different. Marin belongs here with him and convincing this sexy, stubborn woman will be a challenge no bad boy could resist… MARLOWE'S MAVERICK, Book 2 of the Bad Boys of Hockey Trilogy is available now!
Beautifully Broken
How many times can one woman be abducted? That's the question burning Kristine Stone when she finds herself staring down a dark and dangerous man from her past. When she refuses to leave with him, he forces her hand by threatening to kill the man she loves, along with thousands of others. Kristine fears his terrorist connections will enable him to make good on this threat, so she complies. She thinks she has it all figured out. If she takes the path of least resistance and does everything this man asks, he will eventually tire of her and let her go. Despite this well-intentioned plan, Kristine discovers just how seductive this man can be. She is forced to choose between the love of two men and stands to lose everything in the end.
Broken Together
"How did we get to this… this place… where our actions have such grave consequences… where we dine and dance with presidents?" Rafael whisks Kristine off to Portugal, where an old colleague presents a job opportunity that proves impossible to resist. Rafael accepts the job and moves to Portugal so he can end an international pedophile ring he's longed to destroy since he first worked the case for the Portuguese Police. Kristine's certain their relationship is strong enough to endure the six month separation so she returns to Virginia to finish her degree. Maxim calls in his favor, and Kristine willingly returns to Ukraine. When Kristine's life is threatened, she decides to sacrifice her life for someone she's never even met. Like a pendulum Kristine's life swings between fairytales and nightmares. From palaces and presidents to pedophiles and the SVR… Kristine takes every single one of her friends on this courageous journey of faith, hope, and love.
Broken Wings
Kristine gets roped into an impossible dating agreement that she's quite certain will land her a one way ticket to hell. Amid this insanity, a new friend presents an exciting opportunity to work for an international organization devoted to peace-building. When Kristine joins her friend in Sevastopol to train university students in conflict resolution, she finds herself accused of being a spy by a security agency deeply entrenched in the former KGB. A chance run-in with the Russian Mafia proves beneficial as three men from her past are forced to work together in an effort to save her life.
In A Broken Dream
One long string of broken dreams… that's how Kristine Stone views her life. After a deadly altercation between the SVR and the Russian Mafia claims the life of someone she loves, Kri returns to Virginia feeling hopeless and lost. She discovers her best friend, Cenia, has become engaged. Cenia asks Kri to be her maid of honor. Kadyn is asked to serve as the best man, and the two former lovers are thrown together once more. Maxim makes an unexpected appearance, and Rafael is on a mission to win Kri's heart once and for all. A brief trip into Mexico threatens to derail everyone's plans when Cenia and Kri find themselves stuck in the middle of a gunfight between opposing drug cartels. Kri faces yet another abduction and is left questioning whether her life will ever be anything more than a broken dream.
Winter Spice
"What does Santa do with naughty girls like me?"
Broken Road
Now, for a limited time, only 99 cents! "I'm not kissing you to get it over with. When I kiss you for the first time, you're going to want that kiss more than your next breath." For the first time in her life, Kristine finds she has some control over her life. Haunted by her ex-husband and a newly acquired stalker, she leaves Montana to work in the U.S. Senate. Kristine issues a moratorium on dating. This hardly deters Kadyn Rand, the Air Force Captain who threatens to tear down every wall she's ever built. Kadyn tries to earn Kristine's love and her trust but soon learns it will take much more than that to save her from her past.
Corralling Kenzie, The Winters Sisters, Book Four
Chanticleer Book Reviews~2017 Paranormal Winner "... Let's just say that Jaytanie is a master of all things and will thrill and delight new readers as well as her loyal fans with this new installment." "The danger is real in the fourth installment of "The Winters Sisters, Corralling Kenzie," so it's a good thing Jaytanie's new heroine has a hot steamy hunk to lend her a hand in this sizzling thriller about the dark side of medical research."-Chanticleer Reviews
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