One day I'm a food stylist in California and the next day I'm back in Connecticut creating a catering business to get my sister out of debt. That's not a bad thing. The bad thing was that our first job was catering a hunt breakfast for the new girlfriend of my ex-boyfriend. Yes, him. Atty at Law David J. Resnick. The same David I left Connecticut for in the first place. What could I do? I couldn't help myself and the theme of this hunt club breakfast became Blood and Guts. The hunters loved it-the tripe piccata, the stuffed hearts, the blood orange salad. Not the super-lawyer up from the city, though. That would be Joel Bernstein. He's a younger, cuter, sexier and could be smarter Alan Dershowitz type. Then he wants me to go out to dinner with him because he couldn't eat breakfast. Under duress from my sister, Bel, I went. And yes, Joel was very appealing but here's the thing. I swore off men after David. You would have, too.
My life was spinning out of control between these two guys. Next week Joel calls and announces I'm being sued for defamation of character. He's the lawyer and David's the plaintiff.
I'll have you know *I* am the wronged party!
I'm in love with Joel, the lawyer who's going to take me to court and grind me into the ground for my ex-, who's thinking "some people need dying" and I'm probably at the top of David's list."-Viva Miller
Yesterday, Nov. 15, eXtasy Books released my latest novel, Visionquest, a passionate tale of transformation, sex and commitment in the eternal battle between good and evil. A shape shifting horror fantasy story set in medieval times told in first person POV by Ilenio, a young man from a small village who is chosen by the high lord of the area, Lord Brahany, to become his personal assistant in solving a series of horrible murders. The choice is hardly casual because Ilenio is a Visionario, one who has visions about the killer and his slaughters, and the Lord Brahany needs a person of his kind in order to change into an eagle and fight the evil darkening his land. And their connection must be as intimate as it can get to trigger the transformation.
GENRE: GLBT (m/m), Horror, Shapeshifter, Dark Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance, m/m/m, m/m/m/m
It wasn't till he took me to his bed and made love to me, for the first time—no competition between us, no unspoken challenge, no master-slave, no blood, no death, nothing but intense emotions overwhelming me with the sheer power of his feelings, a sea so deep, a tide so strong I thought I'd drown as he took me face up, raising my legs above his shoulders and plunging deep before preying on my mouth, too, in a never-ending kiss that took my breath, not to mention my resolve, away—that in spite of everything, I gave him what he wanted most, my soul in its entirety, for I knew right there and then I was sealing my destiny forever.
As one world dies, a new world is born.
Char and Mike are thrown together, stranded in orbit as chaos engulfs the planet. Mike wants more than friendship, but Char can't stop thinking about Jake, the pilot who saved her life.
Jake Ardri is the bastard son of the Emperor's favorite courtesan. He hates politics and keeps to himself, running the rich and powerful to off-planet vacations in his shuttle, the Space Junque. When Mike Augustine asks for yet another favor, Jake thinks nothing of it -- just see that Mike's friend gets off planet safely. Jake doesn't expect to fall so hard and fast for the privileged "blue-carder" he finds in his Junque.
But is love even possible in flagrante apocalypto?
Callie bounces back from tragedy and loss at graduate school where she meets Mac, the handsome dean. Sparks fly, friendship blossoms into love. The lovers join together to fight a vicious drug gang, facing trials and heartache that is overcome with genuine caring and authentic love.
Amber Fox has been making too many mistakes lately and something's got to give...
For starters, Amber accidentally shoots Chief Inspector Janice Skipper and gets thrown off the police force. The only one who knows the truth about the incident is Amber, but no one will believe her.
After accepting a job as an insurance investigator from her ex-fiancé, Brad Beckett, it turns out that Brad thinks they've still got unfinished business and the job description includes sexual favours that come with a price.
When fashion designer, Umberto Fandango, goes missing, Amber becomes embroiled in a complicated case. But Amber's arch-enemy, Chief Inspector Skipper, is also investigating his disappearance, and it's a race against time for Amber to solve the mystery before Skipper does and get her old job back. And just when Amber thinks things can't get any worse, she's being stalked by some crazy mobsters.
Who is Umberto Fandango? Is he dead? And can Amber stay one step ahead and stay alive?
Available in paperback and ebook formats.
Joely Sue Burkhart is giving away a copy of Hurt Me So Good, which garnered a 5-star review from The Romance Reviews!
Contest ends Oct 26, 1159pm EST. International giveaway, so everyone is welcome to join!
Heather Wardell is graciously giving away a print copy of her book, SEVEN EXES ARE EIGHT TOO MANY. Our reviewer, Danielle G, gave it a 4-star review! "Seven Exes Are Eight Too Many is a well-written romantic comedy that is both laugh-out-loud at moments and tremendously sweet at other times".
International! Giveaway ends 10/23, 1159pm EST.
Cate Rowan is giving away a copy of KISMET'S KISS, a fantasy romance that garnered a 4-star review!
KISMET'S KISS is also a two-time RWA Golden Heart Finalist and a winner of the Duel on the Delta, Molly, and Put Your Heart in a Book contests.
The contest will run for three days, from October 18 to 20, 11:59pm EST.
Released October 16 2010
A Contemporary MM erotic romance
Paul Stanton thought he had it all, a great job, a beautiful condo and a stable relationship with his soul mate. When his lover dumps him for another man, Paul is forced to rethink his life. He visits his childhood home in rural Pennsylvania rather than spend the holidays alone in San Francisco. But only a few days with his family is enough to convince him that you can't go home again.
Paul leaves for the airport in the midst of a snowstorm. Stranded in the woodlands, a chance meeting between him and a hunter is his only option for survival. He knows the type. A backwoods bigot like the men he grew up with. But what choice does he have? A few days with the Mountain Man convinces Paul there's more to Andy Reynolds than meets the eye. But is it enough to bind two men who have nothing in common except their sex?
Book 2 in the Gem Immortals series!
When one shocking revelation rocks the axis of her world, the palace becomes a trap from which she has no wish to escape. But it doesn't look as though she's being invited to stay...
Click on the link to read the excerpt and check out Perhaps Love, the first book that started it all!
Leah Wolfe has retired from serious police work in favor of seeking a normal life. Her unique, yet not fully
discovered supernatural abilities allow her to speak to the souls of the dead, providing vital information in the search for their killers. Her abilities have also cost her almost everyone she has ever loved including her mother, who abandoned her to fend for herself on the streets, and, most recently, her ex-fiancé Joaquín Wildhorse, Chief Detective of the Native American Reservation Police Department. But when Joaquín’s new lover is found brutally murdered on the reservation, he turns to Leah for help. The hunt for a vicious killer leads Leah to sexy Ian Nightwalker and Leah is unable to walk away from the case that may cost her her most guarded possession of all.
Jeannie Lin is giving away a print copy of BUTTERFLY SWORDS, her debut historical novel set in the Tang Dynasty in Ancient China!
The contest will run for three days, from October 12 to 14, 11:59pm EST.