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Pride and Prejudice: The Wild and Wanton Edition
by Jane Austen; Michelle M. Pillow w/a Annabelle Bloom | Interview

Q: As much as I secretly wanted to know the more private aspects of Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy's world, it never occurred to me that this could even be done. What prompted this project?
I was approached through an agent by the publisher (Adams Media) to work on the book for a brand new line they were starting called The Wild and Wanton Editions. They liked my writing style and wanted me on the project. Before this I had published and won awards for original historical romances, as...
The Haircut, A New Year's Tale
by Donna Callea | Interview

Q: What gave you the idea to write a book about hair, specifically a haircut?
I've always been fascinated by the role hair plays in our society, and particularly, its sensual aspects. Hair has always been such a vivid symbol of femininity. It's supposedly a woman's crowning glory. And most men, it's assumed, prefer women to have long flowing tresses. For a woman, losing her...
Enchanted No More
by Robin D. Owens | Interview

Q: Fairies aren't really anything new in Urban Fantasy, but YOUR fairies aren't like any I've seen before. What made you think about linking your world so closely to the elements?
LOL. I'm not sure how to answer that question, except in magic and myths certain beings are considered elementals - like fire salamanders, water mermaids, etc. So I used that. Also, I read a fair amount of Urban Fantasy, and it seems to me that there are a slew of magical beings out there and you...
Pleasure Bound
by Opal Carew | Interview

Q: What was your inspiration behind writing PLEASURE BOUND?
My inspiration for writing PLEASURE BOUND was the idea of a man (Ty) who gives up his "bad boy" ways, then falls for the girl next door (Marie), who turns out to want exactly the type of guy he used to be. Everything went from there. Of course, I needed another man to be the bad boy Marie falls for,...
by Charlotte Featherstone | Interview

Q: Sins and Virtues -- what a unique idea! How did you come up with the idea for this wonderful series?
Well, thanks! :) I knew I wanted to write a series based on the Fey, and I wanted it to have a bit of a fairytale feel. The easiest way to begin, I thought, was to start out with a curse--so common in fairytales! I knew I wanted the series to be primarily about the Unseelie Fey because they were always...
Darkness Dawns
by Dianne Duvall | Interview

Q: What aspect of your book most excited you - well, aside from seeing it in print? What's the most awesome thing you want to brag about?
Many of those who have read DARKNESS DAWNS have commented on the fresh approach it takes to the vampire romance genre. Since this was one of my goals, I'm thrilled that readers are enjoying it. I'm also very excited about the great reviews DARKNESS DAWNS has been getting, beginning with The Romance...
Pleasures of a Notorious Gentleman
by Lorraine Heath | Interview

Q: How did the idea for this series--London's Greatest Lovers--came about?
As strange as it may seem, I first envisioned the duchess and her story. However, she was an older character and her story involved most of her life. I decided I wanted to tell it through the eyes of her sons. It didn't quite work out the way I'd planned as her sons were quite strong characters and...
First Grave on the Right
by Darynda Jones | Interview

Q: Please tell us about FIRST GRAVE ON THE RIGHT, your debut book, in your own words.
Wow, thank you so much! I'm so glad you liked it. I was definitely thrilled to get such a positive response from some of my favorite authors on the planet. It was quite the fan-girl moment. Surreal doesn't begin to describe it.

FIRST GRAVE ON THE RIGHT is about Charley Davidson, a female private...

Caressa's Knees
by Annabel Joseph | Interview

B:Michelle R: **grinning like the Cheshire Cat** Welcome dear readers. I am more than a little relieved that you will be joining us via transcript as opposed to in the flesh. Up close and personal, my giddy pre-teen excitement is a frightening thing to behold. I'll admit, I've been stalking Annabel Joseph for a while now hoping to get a little one on one time with a man of mystery and intrigue I met in COMFORT OBJECT, Kyle Winchell. Thank goodness his story is finally being told in her new book, CARESSA'S KNEES, and she is allowing me to drag him out into the limelight so I can have my wicked way with him!! Hi Kyle, I'm so thrilled to finally have you here. Jeremy was quite the man in Comfort Object, but you were the one I kept craving to learn more about. *pours Kyle a glass of sweet tea* I had this initial plan to get you drunk in hopes of uncovering some of your deep dark secrets. Now, having read your story, I get why Annabel wasn't very forthcoming with the introductions earlier. Protective much? Would you like to share with every one about what happened in your life after Jeremy and Nell left for the east coast?
Goddess of Legend
by P.C. Cast | Interview

Q: When you decided to write another book in your Goddess series, what made you choose the legend of Arthur, Guinevere and Lancelot?
All of the Goddess Summoning books touch on retelling my favorite myths or legends. I've loved stories about Camelot since I was a little girl and saw the Lerner and Loewe musical, so it just seemed like a natural fit to return to King Arthur and his realm.

Meant for Each Other
by D.H. Starr | Interview

Q: Please tell us what inspired you to write MEANT FOR EACH OTHER?
Hmm. You know. I'm not really sure. I grew up in Newton, Massachusetts and have lived in NYC for a quarter of my life. I've been openly gay for over half my life and have been in a few relationships, some of which ended like Jeremy and Andrew and others which ended like Craig and Robert. While writing...
Devoured by Darkness
by Alexandra Ivy | Interview

Q: How would you describe DEVOURED BY DARKNESS? What would you share with new readers as a way to entice them to your series?
DEVOURED BY DARKNESS continues the saga of the Guardians of Eternity, strong, skilled, seductive vampires chosen to protect--and to destroy. These Guardians will risk anything to fulfil their duty, and satisfy their desires...

The Countess
by Lynsay Sands | Interview

Q: THE COUNTESS is the first book from your new historical romance series, The Madison Sisters. What can you tell us about THE COUNTESS that would give readers a quick glimpse of what to expect?
THE COUNTESS is about the oldest sister, Christiana Madison. Christiana is married to Dick (Richard) Fairgrave. Dick isn't the Prince Charming he presented himself to be to woo Christiana into marriage and has set a whole host of troubles on the Madisons. It's almost a relief when he turns up dead...
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First book in the 5 Star series. A mother she never knew, the identity of her father disputed – secrets, threats and murder. Lacy's past and present collide spinning her deeper into danger and further from love.
My Fake Summer Boyfriend
Sun, surf, sand and Alex--Katie was swept away! Katie eagerly agrees to pretend she is Alex's girlfriend for the summer in order to protect his job. Amid sundrenched waves, they develop a friendship that is on the verge of turning romantic, when who should arrive but Nicole, Alex's old girlfriend. In three days, Nicole ruins Katie's relationship with Alex. So Katie gets involved with Logan, Nicole's handsome older brother, though Alex is the one for her. Soon enough Katie learns that fake romances can get out of hand and lead to complications she never imagined. Reviews "…a great teen love story…lots of angst, lots of funny moments, some steamy kisses, and a great heroine… Sarah, Fallen Angel Reviews
5 stars - exceptional - recommended read - Ind'tale Magazine "Wow! If readers want to see and feel and believe they are in deep space, then ‘Akira's Choice' is the perfect choice! With a touch of romance, the vivid descriptions and beautifully developed characters masterfully presented by Schartz create a virtual world that invite the reader not merely to observe, but to walk amongst them and participate... This is a delicate art, and Schartz wields her weapons with precision and skill. Banzai!"
Whiskey and Moonshine
Drunk on love. Like a well-aged whiskey, master distiller and old-money entrepreneur Malone Kensington is elegant and refined. Unfortunately, he's also a perfectionist who is more dedicated to the success of his generations-old company than his own love life. That company needs a public spokesman. What Colton Hale lacks in sophistication, he more than makes up for with the charisma that's allowed him to survive on the street from a young age and charm his way into the lucrative—if overwhelming—public position at the Kensington Distillery. When Mal takes Colt under his wing, hoping to polish off his rough edges, opposites attract and a passionate romance blossoms despite the differences in age and background. But can it survive a Kensington Board of Directors who believe Colt is nothing but a gold digger and a kidnapper determined to profit from the love of Mal's life—dead or alive?
Rookie cop Addy Dawson must escape her alien captors. Caged with a brazen alpha gladiator claiming to be her mate, Addy refuses to breed warriors for the Survival Race—a blood sport where the last man alive wins. Nothing and no one will stop her from finding a way home, including the exasperating rogue determined to seduce her. Years of killing for entertainment have turned Max into a hardened beast. The only time he feels human is when at stud. But when a fiery woman from his home world rejects him, her rebellious spirit awakens a part of his soul he thought long dead.
 Bound together by a desire for freedom, Addy and Max will risk torture or worse to break out. But the hunted pair will never find refuge unless they can learn to trust each other with their lives…and their hearts. ***Fawcett delivers a suspenseful and captivating science fiction romance. A must read for all, but especially for fans of THE HUNGER GAMES." --Caridad Pineiro, NY Times & USA Today bestselling author***
Take You Away is available for pre-order!
Take You Away's release date is January 27, 2020! One of my favorite passages: "You feel that?" he whispered. "Good strong hold on the right. Nice easy slide in front. Then…" He quickly shoved the stick forward, hitting the chalked end against the cue ball. It rolled fast across the table and clacked against the colorful balls, scattering them in all directions. A striped ball sank into the right corner pocket. Ben swept her hair back behind her shoulder. His lips touched her neck. As he nibbled her skin, she trembled. Oh God, how would she get through this party without stealing him away into a dark closet? Blurb: Zoe captured Ben's heart, the way no other person could. She tamed his anger and eased his sorrow over the loss of his brother. He'd do anything to be with her, but he can't get through the walls around her heart. Ben is the perfect man—hotter than a fresh-out-of-the-oven loaf of bread and sweeter than a pumpkin pie. For two years he's been her mainstay, giving her solace and a sense of safety. And although they are online-gaming buddies only, she wishes he could make her nightmares go away. Scared to leave the confines of her home, she wants to be with Ben, but only if her violent past stays away from her doorstep and out of her head. Check out all of Kira's books and pre-order Take You Away.
Cary Redmond is back and into Trouble again!
The Trouble with Ghouls and Serial Killers (Cary Redmond 2) Trouble returns and Cary Redmond is once again up to her neck in it, trying to survive the first mission of her seventh year as a Protector. But what with ghouls behaving badly, a serial killer on the loose, and a leopard shifter mate with secrets what could possibly go wrong?
Here Comes The Son
"Honestly, Dahlia Donovan's stories are a must-read and this one is an exceptional Urban fantasy to sink your teeth into!! A great read!!" 4.5 Stars from K.R. Phoenix
Ride into Love
Find the warmth of love in the cold of winter in this heartwarming story about second chances and finding love where you least expect it.
wicked desire
Maggie's running from a dangerous ex-husband with the attitude that if he can't have her, no one can. Matt's running away, too, hoping a new beginning will help him get on with his life without the woman he loves. Trouble seems to follow Maggie though, and as the small town sheriff Matt has his hands full. Their attraction to one another only complicates things and as passion explodes between them Maggie's ex shows up, threatening their happiness and both their lives.
Heart Bandit
New release! When a feisty human steals a gargoyle's spirit-stone, all bets are off… Beaumont prides himself on his stellar fae kill record, but his life is upended when a feisty, human female challenges him to seduce her and steals his spirit-embedded stone. He's on a quest to save his soul, yet this woman makes him harder than a rock, and for a guy who spends his days encased in granite, that's saying something. Crafty and swift, Sadie learned to pickpocket from the best mentor ever—need. After she runs across a tall, sexy gargoyle and steals his most valuable possession, she's up against more than can she handle. As he hunts her down to retrieve his precious stone, he stirs a passion she didn't know existed…and can't resist. Gargoyle Night Guardians protect human souls from the evil clutches of dark fae. Be careful, though, gargoyles aren't your average hero for within each guardian rests a questionable soul, one ripe for redemption and eager to become worthy of what we all crave—love.
Find HOT MAGIC in Cat's Paw Cove!
While clearing out her late mother's home in Cat's Paw Cove, Florida, Molly Hendrickson finds an unusual antique necklace. Wearing it makes her feel confident and sexy—things she hasn't felt since her ex broke off their engagement or, really, ever. She decides to keep the jewel but takes other items to Black Cat Antiquities, the local antique store, to have them appraised. Lucian Lord, a reincarnated 12th century knight, moved to Cat's Paw Cove after a scandal in which he revealed his magical abilities to his former girlfriend. Demoted by his superiors, he's running the antiques shop while his grandfather is on vacation. But, when Molly brings in artifacts tainted by dark magic, Lucian is duty-bound to find and contain the dangerous energy before it wreaks havoc not only on the town, but the world. Living by the knightly code of honor, Lucian vows to help Molly, especially when he realizes the necklace is the source of the ancient magic he's hunting. He's determined to save his headstrong damsel and redeem his tarnished reputation—but first, things will get very, very hot.
Master Me—A Dante's Purgatory Novel
* Silver Medal in Romance Sizzle—Readers' Favorite International Book Awards, 2019. * Official Selection in eBook Romance/Literary Erotica—The Fifth Annual New Apple Book Awards. A feisty sub and a menacing man with dark secrets struggle for domination. Who will win…and get the keys to the cuffs?
RETALIATION - Sci-Fi Romance
One doctor, one alien lover, one desperate mission to save earth from human destruction. Sakota saved Astraeus and her friends from certain death, but in doing so, she gained the attention of the Oreck, who will stop at nothing to destroy everything in their path. With their ship severely damaged, Sakota and her crew land on a nearby planet and seek sanctuary while they make repairs to return home. But nothing on this perfect planet is as it appears, and Sakota soon learns they've traded one danger for another. Hunted and targeted, will Sakota be able to carry out her mission, or will everyone she cares about be destroyed?
A Date with a Vampire
Brand new paranormal rom-com series! You are cordially invited to join Love Bites Paranormal Dating Agency. Where fangs, fur, feathers, and the occasional human, meet their match.
One pre-apocalyptic Earth. One desperate space mission to find a solution. One unexpected alien. When Dr. Sakota Thorell signed onto the mission to scout out a new, habitable planet, she knew discovering extraterrestrial life was always a possibility. But she never expected to find an alien adrift in space, nor for that alien to be so intriguing. Sakota feels an instant and undeniable attraction to Astraeus, but he represents a million possibilities, and just as many threats. There are others hunting Astraeus, and his rescue may cost Earth its last hope. Now in Audiobook!
Violet Spirit. The Evoxian Legacies, book 2
A half human, half alien. A violet-eyed shapeshifter. Their destinies bound by magic from a disappearing world. Pre-order now for only 99c/99p
Compromising the Marquess
This title previously published by Carina Press England, 1814 Leah Elliot sells secrets to survive. She has perfected the art of uncovering society scandals for a London gossip rag to support herself and her sister, who were left destitute after their father's death. When she meets Hal Forster, the dashing Marquess of Denby, she learns he may be involved in treason. The rumour is too valuable not to sell, despite her attraction to him… Hal is no traitor but a spy seeking the man who killed his contact in France. He is intrigued by Leah…until he realises that she's the source of the rumours interfering with his investigation and forcing him into an unwanted betrothal. Now, Hal and Leah must work together to draw out the killer and undo the damage caused by Leah's gossip. But their passion runs out of control and is in danger of causing more scandal…
A Date with a Vampire
Brand new paranormal romance series! You are cordially invited to join Love Bites, Paranormal Dating Agency. Where fangs, fur, feathers, and the occasional human meet their match.
FREE until January 10th
Get this book FREE on Amazon now through January 10th! Find out where the McCallister series starts before book 7 comes out in February! Handsome, wealthy Quinn McCallister is the most eligible bachelor on McCallister's Paradise. Making his family's island resort a success is all that matters to this workaholic. Everything changes when he meets the beautiful new massage therapist... Larissa Benner may have survived cancer, but its aftermath left plenty of problems besides the ever-looming fear of relapse. Her family nearly went bankrupt paying for her previous treatment. She desperately needs the full-time therapist position on the island and the benefits that come with it. The last thing she wants is problems with her boss, or a complicated office romance. It's hard for her to resist Quinn's charms—or his passionate side. However, Quinn is married to his job. The choice between love and work is tough for him to juggle and has Larissa scared. If the cancer recurs, would he leave her to face it alone?
The Bourbon Trail
Launched!!!! The Bourbon Trail Book 10, The Bloodline Series by Lynda Rees Real Estate Agent Chloe Roberts' billionaire, distiller client is murdered. Chloe; her mother, Ava, and ex-mobster, Tony Rizzo, are suspects. Chloe and her mom resent how the victim deceived and used them. He owes Rizzo money and mistreated his daughter. A shady past is uncovered, along with many who hated him. Chloe's sleuthing lands them in hot water while the killer sites a new victim. REVIEWS: Karen Dawn : THE BLOODLINE SERIES IS AMAZING!!! Lynda IS an amazing writer! I have read all of the Bloodline Series and love every one of them. I can't wait for the next one. Once I start reading one of Lynda's books I CAN'T put it down. Nancy Anderson : I have slowed down, but live vicariously through books like YOURS, Janet Evanovich, and Sue Grafton. Thank you for sharing your books with all of us. From an avid reader. Jmai : Wonderful Story and Characters! Loved the Setting Also! I really enjoyed these characters! The author paints a fabulously descriptive narrative. Readers feel as if they are living right there with the characters, experiencing life in this picturesque southern town. You really get pulled into the story!
Back to Bite You!
A touch of mystery, a bit of New Orleans history, a lot of crazy fun, and a bite of paranormal lite! When vampire Mirabel Lane goes to Bayou Gavotte to hide out from the mobster she just dumped, the last thing she expects is to inherit a house. No, make that the second to last thing. What she really doesn't expect is to fall for the previous owner's gorgeous grandson. When Gerry Kingsley goes to Bayou Gavotte to check out probable gold-digger and possible murderer Mirabel Lane, the last thing he expects is to fall in love with the irresistible twenty-something vampire. No, what he really doesn't expect is to unearth―once and for all―his family's dark, convoluted past. This novella is a prequel to the Bayou Gavotte series.
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