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Make Me, Sir
by Cherise Sinclair | Interview

Q: (Michelle) Gosh, I think I want to start off with this amazing series as a whole. What inspired you to write the Shadowlands series?
You know, I'm still amazed that it's a series. The first book, CLUB SHADOWLANDS, actually started off as a self-indulgent story I created just for myself when I was sick and feeling ugly and unfeminine. Writing about a woman who mistakenly wanders into a BDSM club somehow made me feel all better.

Once...

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,...
Lust
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...

Get your blood rising...
Drop-dead gorgeous alive, Matt Brenner has never lacked feminine attention. Undead, he's even more potent. Immortality would be stellar if only he accepted his life as a vampire. Inspiration comes in the form of Catherine Temple. When Matt is introduced to a controversial drug that allows him a human lifetime with Cat, it's too exquisite to resist. Powerful elements of the vampire nation are against it, and though Matt tries to protect Cat, love must be stronger than death. Now available in ebook, paperback and Audiobook, read by Jacob Emory.
Undercover Outlaw
Will he cross the line to find his brother's killer? Will she help him at the risk of her own freedom? Finalist Best historical Western Oklahoma Romance Writer's Guild & N. N. Light Book Heaven Jesse is determined to track down the man who killed his brother in cold blood. Impersonating an outlaw, his quest for justice becomes a living, breathing, part of his soul. Trinity is heading to Denver to escape her vicious guardians. When her stagecoach is robbed, Jesse kidnaps her, and all her well-laid plans collide with his, leaving them both in danger. Trapped in Prairie Ridge by a flood, Jesse and Trinity's feelings soon run as high and wild as the river. When Jesse is accused of murder, Trinity stands by his side, and they take on the town's tyrannical leader. As the city cowers in fear, help comes from an unexpected source, but can it save Jesse from a hangman's noose?
The Gamekeeper's Daughter
Queen Victoria's top assassin, Lord Alexander Stokes harbors his fair share of dark secrets. Chief among them his membership in an elite brothel. When a damsel-in-distress appeals for his help, he ponders the consequences, yet her similarity to his first love intrigues him. He offers to help her with a single condition: that the beauty consents to be his chattel for an entire year. Given no choice, Julia agrees to his terms. Anything is better than going to the gallows for a murder she did not commit, especially when the real killer is stalking her. Despite her misgivings about being the masked man's chattel, his raw masculine power lures her in like a hawk to her falconer. Can they learn to trust one another and live long enough to know true love?
The Broken Road
Kristine's running from a lot of things. Thankfully, she's got a plan. She's moving to D.C., issuing a moratorium on dating, and burying herself in work. Enter… Air Force Captain Kadyn Rand. Kadyn derails Kri's plan with hurricane force. He's determined to win her heart, but someone from her dark past refuses to be ignored. Can Kadyn save Kri from her past or will she remain forever broken? If you like heart-pounding romance, flawed heroines, and jaw-droppingly gorgeous men, then you will love K.S. Ruff's emotionally charged Broken Series. The Broken Road is free March 17-21st!
Phenomenal Touch
Finally, a collection that fans can sink their teeth into! From light contemporary fantasy romance to space opera, to all out fangs and sensual moments, this starter set has everything a paranormal/fantasy/sci-fi romance book lover could want…
My Bad Boy Summer
Will Nolan give up his bad-boy ways for Vija? 17-year-old Vija Skalbe wants to be an all-American girl—no matter how hard her parents try to impose their strict Latvian standards on her. She feels unsure of herself with one foot in each country. Then Nolan, a folksinger, steals her heart at a coffeehouse. When Nolan stops at their table, it's Vija's friend, Caprice, who does all the talking. But it is Vija who gets his phone number—and later the back seat of his motorcycle. Soon she is cruising from one adventure to another, dizzy with joy, her new-found freedom and the excitement of being with the kind of guy who is a challenge. However, when her father has a heart attack, Vija must take over running the family lawn-care business. She feels overwhelmed until sweet brainiac Joel volunteers to help. He shares the workload and lifts her spirits with his humor. But it is Nolan who fills her heart. It doesn't matter that Nolan wants everything his way. Or that he's constantly eyeing other girls. Or that he can be pouty and punitive. Or that he says she's seeing things all wrong. Until it does matter. But Vija's in so deep. Will he change? Will she deal with Nolan's controlling tactics, or is she too far under his spell?
Reunited with her Daredevil Doc
An old flame… …a new beginning? Dana Warren almost doesn't recognize the man Dr. Travis Russell has become. He's far from the carefree guy she once spent an unforgettable summer with years ago as they trained to save lives and fight wildfires. Now an experienced smoke jumper, Dana must take the guarded doc through stunning but dangerous wilderness to reach a vulnerable patient—and take care not to lose her own scarred heart along the way…
FREE in Kindle Unlimited! New Release! ONLY OBSESSION
How far will someone go to satisfy an obsession? Can a rogue deputy and a kick-ass reporter stop her kidnapper and get a chance at love…or will they die trying?
"Orlosian Warriors Limited Edition Boxed Set"
They look like angels. They are far from it. Catch up on the "Orlosian Warriors series" with "Calm Assurance," "Destiny's Favor," "Outreach," and "Alerian's War," an exclusive novella only available in the set. If you enjoy sexy winged-things, you will love these hot book boyfriends!
THE RISE OF THE STORM WARRIOR
He is a lazy young man that is forced into greatness. All he wanted to do was live off the doles that the rich Storm Planet handed out to everyone. Then an accident brings out one of his strange talents he had kept hidden, and he is forced into a life of pain and travel and protecting a Royal Lady that hates the sight of him. Suddenly a young man who does nothing, is living a life full of Assassins, strange worlds and too many trying to kill him he has lost count of all of them. Added to all of it, if he could only find a way to get this beautiful Lady with the foul mouth to shut up.
From award-winning & bestselling author: Temporarily Out of Luck
Great job. What man? And murder. Newly employed at Wedding Wonderland, Hattie Cooks is learning the industry from a woman she greatly admires. When her former brother-in-law is found dead in his luxury SUV, all fingers point to Hattie's sister, who is planning her own I Dos. Detective Allan Wellborn is caught between a rock and a hard place—Hattie's family and investigating the murder of a well-connected Sommerville resident, the same loser who was once married to Hattie's sister. Determining who's the bad guy—or gal—isn't going to be easy and sure to piss off someone. Can Hattie beat the clock to find out who murdered Tracey's ex before she is charged with the crime and her wedding is ruined? Excerpt: Stuart bounded to my side. "Hattie. Allan. You're naturals." I rolled my eyes. Great. I passed the tango test. Allan chuckled. I stayed in position for what seemed like hours but most likely were five loonnng minutes. My lower back spasmed, which caused me to grimace. Allan pulled ever-so-gently and restored me to my feet. I removed my hands from his. Moisture coated my palms and sweat dripped down my back along my spine. I was a wreck. "Thank you so much, couple." A beaming Ms. Yolanda rotated. "I'm impressed by your length and beauty." Length and beauty—my ass. Reviews: -I loved it! It was a very entertaining and a fast read that kept me engaged throughout. The pacing was perfect. My only complaint is now I'm craving M&Ms and enchiladas. And donuts. And wedding cake. -I laughed. I wondered. Then I laughed some more. Every page of Temporarily Out of Luck delivers a satisfying story and heartfelt humor. Don't miss this great read! - Temporarily Out of Luck is the perfect pairing of romantic romp and cozy mystery.
4.3 Stars at Amazon. Read FREE in KU
"I'm a sucker for realistic fiction and found all of the events and characters within this book easy to relate to and easy to connect with." ~LibraryThing Review "This is my first time reading something by this author and I will be looking for more of her books in the future. This was a touching story and was very realistically portrayed." ~Booksprout Review "This is a nice story about a young woman who learns a lot of life lessons in a short amount of time. And just when I was getting mad about who she would end up with, I changed my mind about who I was rooting for." ~Jo H. Librarian at NetGalley "Molly Unplanned was a wonderful book to read. I enjoyed almost every single page!" ~BookBub Review "It's well written, with terrific characters and a wonderful small-town feel." ~Goodreads Review "This is one that I could not put down ... Elson has a great novel here." ~Fresh Fiction Review Molly had a plan. But when her almost-fiance opts for a surprise Plan B, she's left with no boyfriend, no money, and nowhere to live. Accepting an offer for freebie rent on a sleepy Wisconsin farm offers a chance to get her life back on track…until a captivating cowboy turns out to be more than just a fun distraction, spinning Molly's life in a direction utterly unplanned.
Second Helpings
Stuart Collins's life might as well have ended a year ago when his partner died in a car crash. Even Stuart's widowed father has found new love with an old friend, Isabel Franklin, so why can't Stuart be bothered to try?
Awfully Glad
WWI hero Sam Hines is used to wearing a face that isn't his own. When he's not in the trenches, he's the most popular female impersonator on the front, but a mysterious note from an anonymous admirer leaves him worried. Everyone realizes—eventually—that Sam's not a woman, but has somebody also worked out that he also prefers his lovers to be male?
Requiem
Coming soon from New Concepts Publishing - REQUIEM. Scifi romance. The rebels are losing the intergalactic war. They need a prototype of the Deg'Nara's latest weapon, a planet-killer, to survive. A covert operations team is tasked with finding and retrieving the weapon. Their mission is proceeding as planned when it goes horribly wrong. Ashyr, a space pirate, swoops in and literally tears the weapon from the team's hands. Cam can't let that happen. Impetuous, reckless, and determined to retrieve it at all costs, she throws herself onto Ashyr's ship and the battle begins.
Hushed, an Epic Fantasy on sale for $0.99
In one day, Princess TAMARA goes from being the king's favorite, his first born and much-loved thirteen-year-old daughter, to having her father brutally murdered. Then she's trapped by a time spell where no one hears her screams. Once finally freed, she's determined to stay that way. So, when she turns eighteen and her mother attempts to marry her off for "her own good," Tamara is having none of it. But when her nephew is kidnapped, can she put aside her need to safeguard her freedom to save his life?
Gage (Ridge), Cupids & Cowboys, The Next Generation #7
An old-fashioned marshal who yearns to be a bounty hunter… A modern woman who wears bloomers and writes dime novels… An orphaned little girl willing to play cupid to gain a new mama and papa… Can the three form a new family, or will the villain who killed little Bibi's parents manage to kill her too?
Lavender
Following the sudden death of his father, Lawrence "Law" Crow must not only comfort his bereaved mother, but also find the strength to continue running the family business, a local and beloved lavender farm in the mountains of northern California. At first, consumed with his own grief and struggling to find meaning in life, Law indulges in his vices, mainly by surrendering to his sexual urges with numerous men, all in a desperate battle to forget his pain and to end the emotional turmoil tearing him apart. But when a stunningly handsome and passionate Spanish soccer player named Garbi suddenly crosses his path, Law discovers light in the possibility of love. Does Garbi have the ability to heal Law's shattered heart, provide him with purpose, and help him fully embrace the joy of living once again amidst the beautiful and fragrant lavender fields?
Krash: Dakonian Alien Mail Order Brides
She knows a scammer when she sees one. He's tall. He's handsome. He's wearing fake horns. When a dating agency claims to match Earth women with extraterrestrials, fraud investigator Cyan Blue goes undercover as a client to expose the scam. She's not interested in finding love and certainly not with a pretend alien! With their planet suffering a critical lack of females, Dakonian men begin emigrating to Earth in search of mates. Concerned about the impact of the mass exodus, Krash joins a dating agency to gain passage to Earth so he can convince his fellow Dakonians to return home. As soon as he completes his assignment, he's going back to Dakon. The last thing he desires is to mate with a human. Two missions are about to collide in a perfect match. * * * * Krash was previously published in the anthology Loved in Space. It is also available in the boxed set, Dakonian Alien Mail Order Brides Volume 1.
The thrilling conclusion to the Bad Boys of Hockey Trilogy!
Charlie Cooper is the perfect package of sex appeal and silly goofball. Even better, he's about to meet his match with the one woman who can see his true self behind all the humor… Don't miss Cooper's Cougar, the third book in the exciting Bad Boys of Hockey Romance Trilogy!
Don't Kiss the Vicar
Vicar Dan Miller is firmly in the closet in his new parish. Could the inhabitants of a sedate Hampshire village ever accept a gay priest? Trickier than that, how can he hide his attraction for one of his flock, Steve Dexter?
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Simon's new neighbor is more than he bargained for. When he learns Meg's secret, will he retreat into the shadows or will he learn to see past the surface and trust in Meg's love?
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