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Shinobi, Book One: Concealed in Shadows
by Sessha Batto | Interview

Q: From where did you draw the inspiration for the Shinobi series?
I've studied martial arts and swordsmanship for many years, and I've always been intrigued by the conflict inherent in the martial code of honor. To me, ninja are the epitome of this conflict, assassins and spies who are loyal to their clans to the death. Trained to set aside their emotions, yet carrying...
A Fateful Wind
by Suzette Stone | Interview

Q: Where did you draw inspiration for A FATEFUL WIND?
I grew up in a tiny village on Bodmin Moor in Cornwall, UK. As a child we would play around a defunct tin mine - dangerous I know - and I was always intrigued by the stories I would hear of miners leaving behind their families to seek their fortunes in Australia, America and Mexico. The village I lived...
Strong Arms of the Law
by Cerise DeLand | Interview

Q: STRONG ARMS OF THE LAW is a VERY hot read. There's no question about that, but it also has a great plot and interesting story. How did you come up with the idea for it?
Since moving to Texas, I have learned so much about this state and the people who live here. Because I grew up and lived always in large cities on the East Coast of the States as well as in Japan, I came to Texas very green about the West. But once here, I loved it. The people are innately funny. You...
Where There's Smoke
by Erosa Knowles | Interview

Q: What's this series all about? Please give us an overview. What is the central theme that binds all the books together?
The Men of 3X Construction series deals with life after prison, and how three men turned their lives around by taking classes in Michigan's Prison Build program. These men overcome great odds to own and operate a successful business, but someone is trying to ruin all their hard work. Each partner deals...
Absolution
by LJ DeLeon | Interview

Q: What is your Warriors for Light series all about? What is the common thing that binds all the books in this series?
The books in the series are about the eternal battle between good and evil, how most times life and the choices offered are shades of gray, and in each story how the brightest light, the one thing that heals wounds to the soul, is love. Without love, lust for power flourishes. With love, darkness is...
Witches of East End
by Melissa De La Cruz | Interview

Q: You made your name as a Young Adult books author, so what gave you the inspiration to write a series for adults? Where did the inspiration for WITCHES OF EAST END come from?
I wanted to write about a family of women, I wanted to write about sisters, about having a complicated relationship with your mother, and once I realized it was very girl-centric, of course they had to be witches. I did some research on Gardiner Island, which is the oldest independently owned property...
Burning for You
by KT Grant | Interview

Q: What is the inspiration for your latest release, BURNING FOR YOU?
I love the idea of opposites attracting and thought what would happen if a somewhat older college dean fell for a hotel janitor? Would they be able to connect not just sexually but mentally? The fun was writing these two men and helping them find a common ground together, which leads them to falling...
Desire and Deception
by Sharon Buchbinder | Interview

Q: What inspired this story?
In writing DESIRE AND DECEPTION, I wanted to tell a sexy suspenseful tale about smart, powerful women and the men who love them. I wrote about society's expectations of what a woman should be versus what a woman wants to be. And since the standing advice to writers is to "write what you know," I then...
Forged in Fire
by Sara Brookes | Interview

Q: Now, our interest is piqued and we're excited to learn more! I certainly am! So, what is your Rebirth series all about? What is the common thing that binds all the books in this series?
Basically it all boils down to the age-old struggle of good vs evil. But I take it one step further. After all, who decides good people are good and bad people are bad? The line is easy to blur and my characters sometimes have to step over lines they wouldn't ordinarily. It's necessary to sometimes...
Kiss of Snow
by Nalini Singh | Interview

Q: The Psy-Changeling series is so original. I've never seen anything like it. How did you come up with the idea?
I've always loved shapeshifter stories - but I disagreed with how shifting was often portrayed as a painful or unwanted experience. I thought it would be fantastic to be able to shift into another form! I've also always been interested in psychic abilities like telepathy and psychometry, but one day,...
The Hambledown Dream
by Dean Mayes | Interview

Q: What inspired you to write this story?
THE HAMBLEDOWN DREAM was a simple idea I had about eight years ago when I was working on another, much different story. Back then, it was a "what if?" fable, the notion of a good and kind young man dying but being reincarnated into the body of another young man who is duplicitous and mean. I actually...
Betrayal's Shadow
by KH LeMoyne | Interview

Q: BETRAYAL'S SHADOW looks to be an awesome start to a new series, the Guardians of Eden. What is the series about? What inspired your ideas for this series?
I've often wondered if we humans haven't had help at critical times in our development. Out of those musings the Guardians of Eden was born. They are a race originated in the same Eden as Adam and Eve. They are bound in a covenant to ensure the evolution of mankind, each Guardian child releasing the...
Lifestyles of the Fey and Dangerous
by Danica Avet | Interview

Q: What is the inspiration for The Veil series?
I've always been a "what if" person. What if there were supernatural beings living and working right beside us (being humans for all of you supernatural beings) and we never knew? That's where the idea came from and I sort of just ran with it. Of course, I'm still not convinced that this is fictional....
Breaking All The Rules
From 12th April for three weeks, Breaking All The Rules will be on offer for just 99p/99c for the e-book version! The perfect romantic comedy for reading over the Easter holidays. Help Kate make the biggest decision of her life.
DARK WARRIOR (Hot M/M. Read on KU)
While some passions live on the surface, others - wilder, darker passions - have to be kept buried deep. Dr. Leo Rotherham is following his calling by working in rural Kenya for the charity Medics On Hand. While he expected a primitive way of life and limited medical supplies, what he doesn't bargain on is falling for handsome village warrior, Malik. Malik is well respected, knowledgeable and loyal to his tribe. He's also beautiful, brave, modern and, much to Leo's dismay, married - isn't he? No, it turns out Malik is as free as the animals that roam the African plains at night. Soon the tension is building between the two men and Leo isn't sure if he's coming or going. Whenever he's around Malik he can't help but notice the reflected look of lust in his eyes and feel the longing sizzling between them. Malik stands too close, not close enough. Forbidden attraction simmers between them and the need grows to dizzying heights. But dare they admit to each other what it is they want? And are they brave enough to act on their desires and be honest about their lust? One thing is for sure, a passion this big, this powerful, can't be contained and it's all going to explode in the most spectacular of ways.
Shared By The Vikings
NEW RELEASE - #1 BESTSELLER Disguising herself as a boy in order to board a longboat headed north seemed to Princess Ingrid like a good way to escape being married off against her will, until her deception was discovered. Now three battle-hardened Vikings are set on teaching her a stern lesson, and stripping the princess bare for a painful, humiliating spanking is just the beginning of their plans for her. Though the punishment infuriates Ingrid, her body's response to the shameful chastisement is undeniable, and when she is claimed for the first time she cannot help crying out with pleasure. But the princess will not belong to just one of these fearsome warriors. They plan to share her, and she will soon learn what it means to be both thoroughly used and well and truly mastered.
CAUGHT ON CAMERA - Read on KU
FULL SERIES Lights. Camera. Action. The life of an international porn star might be glamorous, satisfying and well paid but it's also hard work - in every sense of the word! So it's just as well Reece Carter is up for the job and has the sexiest co-star imaginable, Cade Davenport. They're the hot new stars of GP Productions latest blockbuster set in Las Vegas, and they can't wait to get started. With scripts to learn, wardrobe to contend with and a whole host of new experiences to look forward to, Reece takes the bull by the horns and jumps on for the ride. What he doesn't bargain on, though, is finding love alongside his fat pay cheque. But is the feeling mutual? And what happens when a cowboy, a box of intriguing props and a trip to a club gets thrown into the scene? Can Reece handle the heat? Is he really capable of performing before an audience? And will Cade be there when he needs him most?
The Devil Take You
Out Now! Fan favorite - The Devil Take You Epic Historical Romance Braelynn Galbraith wants peace for her beloved Scotland, marriage to her childhood sweetheart, and a house full of children. In that order. But evil incarnate, in the form of Gard Marschand, turns her life inside out and destroys all hope of a decent marriage. Known in the Highlands as the legendary devil, Gard Marschand raids his way across Scotland and England amassing power and property in his malevolent wake. He will stop at nothing in his pursuit to regain what is lost—even conceal his true identity and associate with his enemies. His determination is all-consuming until he and his men lay siege to Ross-shire and one feisty Scottish lass obliterates his single-minded purpose. Can Gard abandon his deep-seated need for revenge for a love that just might save his rotten soul? Or will he succumb to the demons that hound him and surrender to the devil within? I believe your stay in purgatory has only just begun... From a reader: What a fabulous, well crafted story! I could hardly put it down. I love Brae as much as I loved Holly in the Always Cambridge series. They're not the same character at all, but Brae is just as spunky, brave, creative, smart and grounded. This book has been previously published.
Audio Book - When You Close Your Eyes
Listen to the award-winning romance novel Publisher's Weekly calls, "a skillfully woven contemporary erotic romance." Now available on Audible and iTunes. Dreams are the perfect shelter for fantasies, safe havens to step inside without changing our daily lives. For Lark Braithwaite, all that is about to change. During the last six months, Lark has dreamt of a mysterious Irish lover who knows what she wants and gives her exactly what she needs. In her waking life in busy London, things aren't as ideal as her long-term relationship with her controlling fiancé Charles has hit a dry spell. When Lark is called home to Oregon for her father's funeral, she comes face to face with the demons from her past, but she never expects to meet her dream lover in the flesh. Niall O'Hagan steps straight out of her fantasies and into her life, and the powerful connection they share rocks her foundation. Although she's dealing with the bitterness of her fiancé's betrayal and his jealousy, Niall soon stirs Lark's awareness of her superficial existence and reawakens her sexuality....and her soul.
Venomous Heart by Mary Auclair
FREE with Kindle Unlimited. NEW RELEASE. After drowning his soul in blood, can this alien warrior be saved? As the only doctor on Aveyn, Ava works day and night for the people she considers hers. Only… she's not really one of them, is she? She's a hybrid, a highly illegal creature created by Trade Minister Knut for his personal enjoyment. And she risks a fate worse than death if her existence is ever discovered by Prime Councilor Aav, the most powerful Matriarch in the Ring. When a tall, arrogant, sapphire blue alien comes to Aveyn, it's not long before headstrong Ava gets in trouble with him – the new Eok warrior in charge. Arlen wants nothing to do with his new assignment on Aveyn. All he wants is to return to the violence at the Frontier and drown his broken heart in bloodshed. But he made a deal with his brother, the Commander-in-Chief of the Eok armies: a year of peace for a year of combat. So, Arlen comes to Aveyn fully intent on ruling all those who live there with an iron fist… … all except a troublesome, gorgeous female whose purple eyes haunt his dreams. When the Mating Venom pushes him to the edge of madness, can Arlen learn to trust in his heart again, or is his soul lost to the bloodlust?
A Warrior's Heart #KU
This amazing collection of five novel-length historical romances is now available for only 99 cents. It includes bestselling authors Regan Walker, Anna Markland, Elizabeth Rose, Madeline Martin and Laurel O'Donnell.
The Fifth Annual New Apple Book Awards
The Dante's Purgatory Series by Sayara St. Clair wins: * Solo medalist in Literary Erotica. * Official selection in eBook Romance/Literary Erotica. "If you're looking for a story that deep-dives into the dominant/submissive lifestyle, Sayara St. Clair's novels offer one of the more exceptional options available." –AusRom Today
Preorders open for next episode.
Hungry for the next episode of the addictive Montbryce saga? Jeopardy is now available for preorder. Only lies can keep her children alive... Alexandre is a powerful Norman nobleman haunted by memories of a troubled past. He has sworn never to marry. Elayne is a Scottish noblewoman masquerading as the nursemaid of her own children, sent to Normandy by King David as good faith hostages. Neither she nor her children are who they purport to be and only lies can keep them alive. The struggle for the throne of England between Stephen and Maud in the 12th century provides the historical backdrop for this story.
The Deep Well of Love and Murder, series book 5
Find out why this book rates 5 star reviews! " A vengeful ex-husband isn't the only obstacle for Laura Katz and Randy Silva…a high stake, bloody fight for his land threatens not only their happiness, but their lives."
Now in Audio!
Lacy Dahl's research uncovers secrets about the mother she never knew; secrets that dispute the identity of her father and threaten her life. When Sheriff Chance Meadowlark comes to her rescue, she begins to think their present is more important than her past…until his connection to her mother and a murder spin her deeper into danger and further from love. LISTEN TO A FREE SAMPLE ON AUDIBLE
Loving Disaster is live!
She thinks he has too much charm and not enough manners. He thinks she has too much sass and not enough sense. When she offers him a job, he accepts it, if nothing to teach her a lesson. He doesn't know one thing, though. They don't call her Aster the Disaster for nothing. Loving Disaster is the third book in the series Bookworms & Alphas! Each book is standalone and can be read separately, although it's recommended that the books are read in chronological reading order.
IN HIS KEEPING: TAKEN
Out of work and on the verge of being homeless, Sylvie Jenkins is desperate. Her desperation leads her to take a job with a reclusive writer living in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York. She's never heard of Connor Hudson, but the man is offering her room, board, and an extremely generous salary. How bad could he be? Sylvie is shocked to learn that she might not know who Connor Hudson is, but millions of readers do, scarfing up the books he writes under various pseudonyms. And Connor's not just a bestselling author. He's a billionaire entrepreneur whose publishing and media empires span the globe. Her new employer is a drop-dead gorgeous hunk, but he's also surly, dominating, and demanding. He issues orders and expects her to obey them, but Sylvie has a rebellious streak and gives him a hard time. She doesn't like playing power games, especially not with him. She bristles at his condescending attitude toward women in general and her in particular. As far as she's concerned Connor Hudson, though male model handsome, is a jackass! Connor can't believe the cheek of this sassy little imp! He's used to women fawning all over him, begging to do his bidding. But his wealth and position don't impress or intimidate her. He finds her indifference toward him intriguing. He's never known a woman who didn't welcome his advances…until Sylvie. She ignores him, when she isn't arguing, or cursing him under her breath. This alpha male decides his feisty assistant needs taming. And he's just the man to do it. He's determined to make her obedient, respectful, and submissive. Naive and nerdy, Sylvie mistakes sex for love. But Connor can't love her. Not now! Not ever! He's keeping secrets: dark and dangerous secrets. The cops think he's a serial killer. His ex girlfriends keep turning up dead! Is this strict, sexy alpha male a cold-blooded killer?
Little Girl Lost
Wyoming sheriff Zac McHenry is fit to be tied. A new "working girl" just showed up at the local truck stop, ruining his stakeout. There's been an influx of transients passing through the county lately. Bringing an epidemic of drugs, crime, and vice with them. The last thing he wants is another hooker setting up shop in town. He's determined to send her packing. He's 6' 4" and she's a little bit of a thing. How hard could it be? But getting rid of her isn't as easy as he thought. When he barges into her motel room, she thinks he's an attacker and wallops him with her purse. He arrests her for assaulting an officer and hauls her off to jail. Zac soon realizes things aren't what they seem. Ali is no hooker…she's actually a youth librarian from upstate New York. Much to Zac's dismay, she's also well connected. She's friends with several state and federal judges who intercede on her behalf. He's forced to let her go. Thinking she'll leave town as soon as she's released, he checks her out of her cheap motel room. But she has no intention of leaving. Ali's staking out the truck stop too. Looking for the man who picked up a 13-year-old runaway named Peeky, there a week ago. The girl attended a teen drop-in program at Ali's library and she's not leaving until she finds her. There's a rodeo in town and her room's already been rented out. In fact, there are no rooms to be found anywhere in the area for the next several days. Ali's temporarily homeless and its all Zac's fault! There's only one thing to do…she'll just have to move in with the sheriff until she can find another place to stay. Zac thinks his houseguest is a foul-mouthed, ill-tempered hellion. She thinks he's an interfering, arrogant bully. But when they work together to investigate a case of kidnapping, human trafficking, and murder...sparks begin to fly. Is this any way to start a romance?
He Fell in Love With Her at First Sight
Esi Afriyie has been in love with Michael Yaw Badu since childhood. When he receives a scholarship to study in America, all hope seems lost ... until he returns to Ghana ten years later. An arranged marriage contracted by their families makes her dreams come true, but does the reality of being Mrs. Michael Badu live up to the fantasy? Michael may have married Esi, but he is in love with someone else—Forest Girl, a mystery woman he encountered just once in the forest. His heart belongs to her, and he doesn't need his beautiful wife awakening his carnal desires. He is even willing to sacrifice his marriage for another encounter with Forest Girl. Reality is not what either Esi or Michael imagined. Esi is disillusioned; Michael feels trapped. Will Michael give in and allow his heart to discover a love that was always meant to be, before it's too late? REVIEWS: "The author did a masterful job of pulling it all together in the end and leaving me with a smile, and you'll smile too! Take this journey." ~~Felicia Denise (Amazon reviewer) "There are not enough words to describe how much I loved this story. The author painted a vivid picture ... crafted a story that made you fall in love with the characters." ~~Cranky TBC "Esi is one of the sweetest characters that I've encountered in a long time." ~~ Araba (Amazon reviewer) "The flavour of Ghana and for that matter, Africa, permeates it. Rich customs and traditions, local foods, snippets of local dialect, well imbibed local drinks, lush and harsh scenery of village life are a fine blend that set the tone in this novel." ~~Celestine Nudanu (Blogger) "an amazing read!" ~~BookAddict'sReviews
Australian Sports Stars Trilogy
*** FREE Boxset *** at the time of posting LOVE WILL FIND YOU - BOOK #1 Can their new love survive the scrutiny of the public eye? LET ME LOVE YOU - BOOK #2 Oliver Dempsey, pitcher for a Melbourne baseball club, loves the women, and they love him... I THINK I LOVE YOU - BOOK #3 Markus DeLeon and Sarah Winter's lives couldn't be more different…
Release Date For GONE
Available May 6, 2019! Ever since a devastating family tragedy seventeen years ago, Grace Bighill has struggled to keep her remaining family from falling apart. Then the discovery of her mother's body in the woods unearths a connection to a decades old murder case, and Grace is dragged into a politician's bitter bid for revenge. Constable Mike Davenport's days in Aspen Lake are numbered. He's ready to take his next step up the career ladder somewhere a lot more cosmopolitan. He's avoided any emotional attachments, despite having fallen hard for a certain stubborn local. But when a body turns up, Mike's careful intentions collapse in the face of Grace's grief and her exhaustive efforts to care for her family. A search for answers leads Grace and Mike down a twisted path proving no one can escape their roots. But someone might die trying.
The Grace Bloods
An injured dancer. A know-it-all necromancer. A plot to destroy the fragile peace of a broken world. With demons prowling the dark, witches living in secret and shifters running wild in city parks, trusting each other may be the only way to escape a fate worse than death.
One Wanton Wager
**99 cents or FREE in KU** A young widow in need of a husband...A determined rogue...and One Wanton Wager...Can the proposal of Alex Le Bec lead to ever lasting love?
Sexy Shifters. Fated Mates.
Macey doesn't know she's hunting demons. Luke is making sure she never discovers the truth. Detective Macey Carpenter has been on the trail of a vicious attacker for weeks. The evidence keeps disappearing, and it seems she'll never solve the case. Finding love is the least of her worries, but she can't deny her attraction to a mysterious man who knows more about the crimes than he should. A man who may be more than he seems… When Luke falls head over tail for the feisty human detective, supernatural secrets aren't the only things at stake.  He has to mate with another werewolf or he'll sacrifice his position as alpha. But as heat builds between the pair, he discovers Macey has a few secrets of her own. She may hold the key to ridding New Orleans of its demons… But his feelings for her will tear his pack apart. If you like sexy shifters and fated mates, you'll love this thrilling paranormal romance.
The Talon & the Blade
To fulfill a debt he'll track a monster. To honor her oath, she'll protect without question. When a simple hunt uncovers a conspiracy, they'll sacrifice everything to prevent total chaos. And salvation lies between duty and desire.
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