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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...
Breathe Me In
by Lex Valentine | Interview

Q: BREATHE ME IN is book 6.5 of the Tales of the Darkworld series. For readers new to the series, please give us a short summary of what has happened in the series so far.
Each of the books thus far can stand alone. However, the series is much richer if you read them all. They are the stories of couples who are secretly helped along in their matings by three best friends, a vampire, a black dragon, and a Magia (the magical race.) Each couple is somehow related to these...
The Pleasure Garden
by Amanda McIntyre; Charlotte Featherstone; Kristi Astor | Interview

Q: Where did the idea for this anthology come from? How did you come to collaborate on this anthology together?
Amanda: The inception was a collaborative effort after I met Kristi through the RT convention workshops and asked if she might be interested in hearing about an idea for an anthology. I knew she and Charlotte knew each other and as fate would have it, when we met, and began discussing ideas, the creation...
My Irresistible Earl
by Gaelen Foley | Interview

Q: For those new to your books, please tell us a little about The Inferno Club series. Can you enlighten us about the Order's fight against the Prometheans? Also, what seed started the idea for this series?
The Inferno Club is a raucous, decadent gentleman's club that is actually a front for a spy ring in service to the Crown. What makes my sexy spy guys different than every other Regency spy ring on the market today is that rather than being attached to the Foreign Office, my heroes are members of an...
Always Remember
by Rita Hestand | Interview

Q: Please tell us about ALWAYS REMEMBER.
The civil war hits Texas just as hard as any other state and people like Ruby Anderson and her two lovely daughters must learn how to keep the farm going during this ordeal. Rose is engaged to Leroy Van Houghton, a young man that has enlisted in the Confederate Army. At this point she in engaged to...
A Dead Man's Debt
by Grace Elliot | Interview

Q: Where did the idea for A DEAD MAN'S DEBT come from? What sparked the idea for the story?
The idea for A DEAD MAN'S DEBT sprang from seeing a portrait of Emma Hart (who became Lady Hamilton and then Nelson's mistress.) The painting by George Romney shows an innocent yet lush young woman, scantily clad with a hint of bosom, brazenly staring out of the canvas with an allure that is quite...
The Wind and the Sea
by Marsha Canham | Interview

Q: THE WIND AND THE SEA is such an exciting tale of swashbuckling adventure in the high seas! Where did the idea for this story come from? What inspired this plot?
I have always been a fan of the old swashbuckling movies like Captain Blood, and had the biggest crush on Errol Flynn while I was growing up. I had dipped a toe into sea battles and swashbuckling adventures with Bound by the Heart and wanted to do more of the same, find a hero worthy of an Errol Flynn...
To Kill a Vampire
by Julianna Sage | Interview

Q: Please tell us about TO KILL A VAMPIRE.
In TO KILL A VAMPIRE, the vampire Erik Kestler travels back through time to save the woman who has been ordered killed. Vlad, leader of the vampire population, wants her dead before she can write her book "To Kill a Vampire", a book which reveals many secret ways to destroy the demons.

Taking Back His Widow
by Kerri Williams | Interview

Q: I'm going to start with confessing that Australian geography is not my subject. But the coastal town TAKING BACK HIS WIDOW was set in really captivated and charmed me. Is the coastal town you set the story in real and what made you chose it as the location for Liv's escape?
"Maple Cove" was loosely based on a small town I used to live in ten years ago when we had our second child. Tin Can Bay is a small town on the coast of Queensland. It's quite large now, but back then, it was like a close knit community where you didn't lock your doors and your dog had multiple families...
Wicked Wager Among Friends
by Cassandre Dayne | Interview

Q: I understand WICKED WAGER AMONG FRIENDS is part of the series Tales from Lucifer's Lair. What an interesting series name! Please give us an overview of the series and where did you get the idea for it?
Tales from Lucifer's Lair started because of a series I am writing as another girl, Dakotah Black, about campy murder mystery happenings in a fictional community association called Leopard's Pointe. The Flamingo Rustler is the local bar and restaurant and Lucifer's Lair is the man cave section of the...
Talia & Ryan's Story, Beach Chaos and Romance
Talia Johnson is living her dream in Door County, WI. But, being a Park Ranger comes with sacrifices. Deputy Ryan Larson loves his job but worries about the attraction he feels for the surly Talia Johnson. When pandemonium breaks out, Talia's life becomes endangered. Ryan races to help her. Will her stubbornness prevent Ryan from saving her?
Mad for the Marquess
RITA Finalist! Now 99 cents! JAMES DRAKE, Marquess of Devlin, has everything, except his freedom. Locked up in a madhouse, Devlin battles the demons in his head, but far more insidious is the evil surrounding him. His shy, young nurse, ANNE WINTON, becomes his staunchest ally. But will Devlin take advantage of her passion for his well-being and use her naïve love to ruin her?
Only Scandal Will Do
First book in The House of Pleasure series. New Cover! He has the woman of his dreams, but what price will he have to pay to win her heart? Kidnapped and sold at auction in a London brothel, Lady Katarina Fitzwilliam squelches an undeniable attraction to the masked stranger who purchased her, pits her wits against him, and escapes him and the scandal that would ruin her life. Unable to resist temptation in a London brothel, Duncan Ferrers, Marquess of Dalbury, purchases a fiery beauty. She claims she's a lady, but how can she be? No lady of his acquaintance in polite society is anything like her. Then he discovers she is who she says, and that this latest romp has compromised her reputation. He knows how that is. One more scandal and he'll be cast out of London society, but he needs a wife who'll provide an heir to carry on his illustrious family's name. He seeks out Katarina, intending only to scotch the scandal, but instead finds his heart ensnared. He's betting their future he'll capture her heart, but does he have what it takes to win the wager? Content warning: A blade-wielding heroine who crosses swords with a master of sensuality.
Only A Mistress Will Do
Book 3 of The House of Pleasure series The man of her dreams . . . belongs to another woman. Destitute and without friends, Violet Carlton is forced to seek employment at the House of Pleasure in London. She steels herself for her first customer and is shocked when the man rescues her instead of ravishing her. A grateful Violet cannot help but admire the handsome Viscount Trevor. But she must curb her desire for the dashing nobleman she can never have because he is already betrothed to another . . . Tristan had gone to the House of Pleasure for a last bit of fun before he became a faithful married man. But when he recognizes the woman in his bed, he becomes determined to save her instead. Now, his heart wars with his head as he falls for the vulnerable courtesan. Unable to break his betrothal without a scandal, Tris resolves to find Violet proper employment or a husband of her own. Still, his arms ache for Violet, urging him to abandon propriety and sacrifice everything to be with the woman he loves. . .
Only Seduction Will Do
On Pre-order now for June 5 release! "Won't you come to bed, my lord?" In a vulnerable moment, Alethea Forsythe allows herself to be seduced by a married peer. Now she is with child—and without recourse. Her reputation will soon be in tatters and she will be forced to wed a stranger—unless she takes matters into her own hands. When Jack Fitzwilliam, the Earl of Manning, is summoned from the House of Pleasure on a matter of importance, he hardly expects to receive a marriage proposal. He's long been aware of Alethea's infatuation with him, but at twenty-three, taking on an expectant bride is not in his plans. Yet the desperation in the lady's lovely eyes overrides his misgivings. Alethea would not have believed it possible for a man to be too chivalrous. But though her new husband is perfectly amicable in public, he insists they maintain separate quarters. Desperate to possess his heart and prove herself a wife in every way, she boldly reaches out to Jack. And as their unexpected connection between silken sheets is tested by jealousy and misfortune, Jack must decide where honor ends…and true passion begins . .
Hearts Beneath the Mistletoe
First Book in the Handful of Hearts Regency novella series (formerly titled A Kiss Beneath the Mistletoe) ON SALE for .99 thru April 15, 2018 Jenny Crowley has been duped! At her eighteenth birthday celebration her parents announce that instead of having the London Season she's dreamed of for years, Jenny has been betrothed from birth to Alexander Isley, son of family friends and heir to a title. A distraught Jenny refuses point-blank to marry Alec, and when her aunt offers to whisk her away to a Christmas house party, complete with many eligible young bachelors, Jenny jumps at the chance to enjoy a variety of entertainments, be courted, and perhaps fall in love. Alec Isley is between a rock and a hard place. He desires a marriage with Jenny no more than she does, but when his family's dire financial status is revealed, he follows Jenny to the house party in hopes of convincing her to marry him after all. When he discovers who else is courting her there, Alec is frantic to keep her from making a dreadful mistake. Struggling with new-found feelings for his childhood friend, can Alec convince her of his love in time to save her from being ruined under the mistletoe?
A Handful of Hearts, Volume 1
Volume 1 of A Handful of Hearts novellas Available at Amazon for $3.99 A Handful of Hearts, Volume 1 is a collection of the first three Regency novellas in the Handful of Hearts series. It includes: Hearts Beneath the Mistletoe Heart of Desire Heart of Delight
A Higher Education - A Modern Retelling of Pride & Prejudice
Releasing on Kindle Unlimited on April 10 - a new novel by Rosalie Stanton.
To Woo A Wicked Widow
Just released! The war years are behind them. The future is before them. And one by one, the widows of Lyttlefield Park are getting restless . . . Lady Charlotte Cavendish is still the spirited girl who tried to elope in the name of love. That dream was thwarted by her father who trapped her into a loveless, passionless marriage. But now widowed, Charlotte is free to reenter the giddy world of the ton—and pursue her desires. For hardly your typical widow, she remains innocent to the pleasures of the flesh. Yet her life is finally her own, and she intends to keep it that way . . . Nash, the twelfth Earl of Wrotham, is beguiled by Charlotte at first sight—and the feeling is mutual. When he receives her intriguing invitation to a house party, the marriage-minded lord plans to further their acquaintance. But even he cannot sway her aversion to matrimony, and only with great restraint does he resist her most tempting offer. For unbeknownst to Charlotte, the misadventures of the past are revisiting them both, and bedding her could cost him everything—or give him everything he ever wanted . . .
Heart of Delight
Book 3 in The Handful of Hearts Regency novella series ON SALE for .99 until April 15, 2018 He'll do anything to be her heart's delight—except tell the truth Gabriella d'Adventure is on a mission. She has come to England as a lady's maid in pursuit of the Duke of Rother. When she meets Horace Carpenter, valet to a marquess, she is delighted to enlist his aid in gaining her heart's desire: a meeting with the duke. But will her growing feelings for the handsome valet interfere with her plans for the duke? The eccentric Marquess of Halford, Hal to his friends, is tired of the demands of Society, especially his father's decree that he marry this Season. When a breathtaking young woman intrudes on his solitude, he is captivated and introduces himself as his valet in hopes of learning more about her. Despite his fear about the true motive behind Gabriella's quest to meet the Duke of Rother, Hal agrees to help her gain an audience with him, all the while praying his deception won't ruin his chances of winning her love.
Only Marriage Will Do
Book 2 in The House of Pleasure series New Cover! Happily-ever-afters don't always begin at "I do." When the man of her dreams rescues Lady Juliet Ferrers from the villain claiming to be her husband, she is sure she has found her one true love. But is she free to marry him? Not to be deterred, Juliet arranges for her hero to escort her to her family estate in far off Northern England—hoping that along the way she can win his love—and his hand… Captivated by Juliet's sweetness and beauty, Captain Amiable Dawson can't help but be spellbound by the promise of a life with her. But the spell breaks when questions arise about her marital status. Soon the upstanding Amiable is unsure if he is indeed married to Juliet. And when his rival absconds with her, Amiable must choose between the law of the land and his heart's desire to rescue Juliet once more…
Wedding the Widow
On Pre-Order Now! Widowed by the Battle of Waterloo, the ladies of Lyttlefield Park are reentering London society, where they'll learn how to live—and love—again . . . Of all the widows of Lyttlefield Park, Elizabeth Easton seems least likely to remarry. Though many gentlemen would love to get to know the charming Mrs. Easton better, she is devoted to the memory of her late husband. Which is why she's so shocked to be overtaken by passion during a harvest festival, succumbing to an unforgettable interlude with the handsome Lord Brack . . . After enduring years of war, Jemmy, Lord Brack, plans to defer matrimony in favor of carefree pleasure. But who could resist a lifetime with Elizabeth Easton, a woman as marvelously sensual as she is sweet? Yet despite their mutual desire, she refuses to consider his proposal. With scandal looming, and their families bitterly opposed to the match, Jemmy must find a way to convince Elizabeth to risk her wary heart on him—and turn one infamous night into forever . . .
Heart of Desire
Book 2 in The Handful of Hearts Regency novella series ON SALE for .99 until April 15, 2018 Follow your heart to find your desire Miss Katherine Locke is irked to start her third season dancing with the disagreeable Lord Haversham, her brother's friend and her own arch enemy. After three years out, however, she's finally interested in the dashing Lord Finley—only to find out her cousin has set her cap for him too. To make the man jealous, Kate feigns interest in Lord Haversham, only to be shocked to find the handsome lord apparently falling for her. With time running out, should she accept his suit and risk falling in love despite herself? Marcus, Lord Haversham, is in a tight pinch. His estates are failing and worse, he's just lost three thousand pounds to his best friend, Lord Ainsley. Ainsley's solution: have Marcus marry his shrewish sister and he'll cancel his gambling debt plus give him ten thousand more pounds for her dowry. With nowhere to turn, Marcus agrees, praying he can keep word of the wager from Miss Locke long enough to charm her into marrying him. But can he avoid falling in love himself?
Hearts at All Hallows' Eve
Book 5 in The Handful of Hearts Regency novella series ON SALE for .99 When Miss Cecilia Powell attends her very first masquerade on All Hallows' Eve, she's thrilled when a mysterious reveler pays court to her. As their encounter continues, Cecilia is charmed, then smitten with this masked stranger, even though she senses something odd about him. Is he truly the man of her dreams, or will Cecilia find her dream a true nightmare?
October Winds Kindle Countdown Sale
.99cent Kindle Countdown sale for October Winds from April 8-15! Grab this edge of your seat romantic suspense! October Halloran left her past behind and found happiness in a tiny northern Minnesota town working at a local truck stop. At least she was happy, until Sheriff Jett Raven started asking questions she didn't want to answer. Jett didn't buy the story ‘Sarah Banks' sold the rest of the community. Smitten since the moment he first laid eyes on her, he knew she wasn't who she claimed to be. It wasn't until she stumbled across a dead body that he had a reason to dig into her past, and bring her into his home. Murdered truckers and attempted kidnappings lead October and Jett to the startling truth. With dozens of girls' lives on the line, it's up to October to discover who's after her and why. It's up to Jett to keep her alive.
Only For The Weekend
She's his completely…but only for the weekend. When a rock star Dom is asked to teach a lovely woman to submit, she turns out to be his sister's best friend—the woman he left behind years ago. Can he show her the ropes and watch her walk away this time, or will she leave him yearning for more? When Jane Jacobs flies to Las Vegas for a blind date with a Dom, she's expecting a stranger who'll show her how to submit sexually—but she's not expecting him to be masked. Or every bit as powerful, magnetic and sexy as the man of her dreams, rock drummer Vincent O'Connell. Her volcanic response to this commanding stranger shocks her, and leaves her daring to hope she's finally free of her obsession with Vincent. Until her Dom reveals the man behind the mask. Vincent knows agreeing to dominate Jane is a calculated risk. But the innocently sultry blonde has figured in his own fantasies for years, and he's damned if he'll let another man explore her submissive depths. When their encounter flames hotter and more satisfying than any in his memory, he knows that to keep her, he must tell her the truth. But that means revealing more than just his face. It means showing her his heart.
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Available on Amazon, iTunes, Kobo, B&N: Lily's happy life in Shanghai becomes a distant memory when her father dies and her devious aunt sells her to a brothel owner in San Francisco. But Lily wasn't born in the Year of the Tiger for nothing. Determined to escape, she watches for her chance in the midst of chaotic Gold Rush San Francisco. With her father gone and her faith in people shattered, Lily refuses to believe that love exists... even after she meets Devon, the young Bostonian who vows to protect her from further harm.
Nara's Retribution
It had been a rather uneven match from the start with the large werewolf toying with her as Nara did her best to hold her own. So it had been a complete surprise to everyone when she'd managed a spiraled twist of her body and sword to send his own blade flying across the ground. No one ever disarmed Taren, and his response changed things forever. Nara's actions may have allowed her to disarm the large male, however it also brought them face to face, inches separating the pair. In honesty, she'd expected him to strike or kick her. Instead he did the truly unthinkable. Grabbing her about the waist and hauling her tight against his chest, Taren roared loud before sinking his teeth deep into her shoulder.
One Last Heist
It should've been easy.
Mountain Hearts
Can two broken hearts come together to find healing and romance? Come home to picturesque Peakview, Colorado, where everyone has the chance at love.
Book 1 of Crimson Wolfbane Stories: Crimson Hunter
Ethan Bright is a rogue werewolf out to find the alpha female who's not only strong enough to satisfy his desire for love, but who will help him reestablish his pack. One glimpse of Rosy O'Donly and he's certain he's found her. But there are a few problems with his plan. To start with, she's part of the Hunters, an organization whose sole mission is to wipe his kind off the face of the earth. Secondly, there's the issue of her stalking coworker, clearly he isn't what he seems. Rosy has some issues of her own that Ethan makes all too real. Never knowing what it's like to have a real family, friends, or something to truly call her own, he's the one person who makes the life she's always wanted seem like a real possibility. Of course she has to be willing to leave behind everything and everyone she's ever known. Even if they can make it work, it might not matter. Her leaving won't be that easy.
New Re-Release: Make Me Burn!
It's been six months since Wes Dumont laid eyes on Jayce Santana. Since Jayce kissed him then left town without a word. Wes tried hard to put the tattered pieces of his heart back together, but another failed relationship makes it clear he's nowhere near over Jayce. Now Jayce is back, once again tilting Wes' world on its axis and setting his blood boiling. All the anger and resentment doesn't hide the hunger, but Wes has been burned before and he's grown wary of Jayce's intentions. Jayce has been running, from Wes and himself, denying the future he sees in the depths of Wes' eyes. He's returned ready to fight. Ready to claim Wes the way he should have. Only Wes isn't making things easy. Both men just may go up in flames before Jayce convinces Wes he's playing for keeps. A Second Chance M/M novella This is a previously published work. The cover and/or publisher has changed. The content has not.
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