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Saving Their Princess
by TL Reeve | Interview

Q: SAVING THEIR PRINCESS is book #10 in the Beyond Fairytales series. Please give us an overview of the series, and the inspiration for its conception. N:
Okay, a quick run of the series is simple. There is a storyteller, Nicodemus, who for a gold coin will tell you a story. Those are the fairytales we create, but they're not the fairytales you or I read as a child. No, these are souped up retellings made for adults. Check out the Beyond Fairytale Blog...
Prymal Obsession
by Jianne Carlo | Interview

Q: Which is entitled PRYMAL OBSESSION. How are the books interconnected? Do you have an overall series arc?
For those who don't know the premise of the Prymal Series, here's a summary:

The primal call of Mate Claim sparks battle among the three species of shifters--Wylfen, Feral, and Rogue--and has for generations. These violent feuds incite hunts by humankind, driving shifters near extinction.

To protect...

Dragon Wife
by Diana Green | Interview

Q: What is your inspiration for DRAGON WIFE?
The inspiration for this novel came directly from an amazingly vivid dream. In it, I experienced living in a medieval other-world where dragons had just woken from centuries of enchanted sleep. The hero and heroine were already there, fully-formed, as was my sense of their dynamic relationship.

When...

Love Aced
by Jamie W. Matlock | Interview

Q: What's your inspiration for this story?
I'm an avid sports fan--tennis, football, hockey, auto racing. You name it and I probably follow it! I've always enjoyed infusing sports into my stories (And it doesn't hurt that most athletes are in the best shape of their lives, making for sexy leading men and ladies!). That's not to say that everything...
Sapphire Blues
by JC Wardon | Interview

Q: What's your inspiration for the series? What is the central theme that holds all the books together?
This thirteen book series actually began as a single story. One book. But there are three mystical identical sisters who are descended of a three thousand year old line they can trace, and a curse all have lived under all those millennia. So Mystic Thunder became the first of a trilogy that includes...
Ivy
by Dahlia Donovan | Interview

B:Contest extended to September 30, 2014.
Prymal Lust
by Jianne Carlo | Interview

B:Contest extended to September 30, 2014.
Prymal Lust
by Jianne Carlo | Interview

Q: Please tell us more about the PRYMAL series. What is your inspiration for this series?
A nightmare *nodding convincingly*--cross my heart, yada, yada.

Ever have one of those awful dreams where you're trapped that repeats and repeats no matter how hard you try to change the ending or wake up? I had been reading three genres at once: a Regency, a shifter, and a SEAL suspense.

Gaw,...

Ivy
by Dahlia Donovan | Interview

Q: What's your inspiration for the Blackbird Series? What is the common thread among all the books?
IVY (Book 1) was inspired by a crazy dream I had after watching too much Strike Back. The series developed because I wanted to tell the whole story of the Blackbird pack. The main common thread, I suppose, is that the entire series is connected in some way by Ivy herself, though she isn't the main...
The Gull Motel
by Amie Denman | Interview

Q: What's your inspiration for this book?
I love to travel, and I find hotels and motels fascinating. I love to stay in fancy resort hotels, but there is something fascinating about those old "mom and pop" places you see along the road. They must have a lot of stories to tell! There really is a motel called The Gull Motel in the town where I...
The Legacy of Buchanan's Crossing
by Rhea Rhodan | Interview

Q: What is your inspiration for this story?
A rough draft of the book's first scene arose during a session using tarot cards as writing prompts. Here's a link to a blog post I wrote about the process: http://clarissajohal.blogspot.com/2014/02/mixed-up-tuesday-guest-blogger.html

Cupid's Arrow
by Jianne Carlo | Interview

Q: What's your inspiration for this story? I believe there are lots of Cupid stories out there. What fresh element did you include here?
The heroine, Stephanie, is a young woman who is cancer survivor and she has a bucket list:

1. Become a sexual person.

2. Have too much wine.

3. Learn how to masturbate.

4. Lose her virginity.

NOT on her list is falling in love.

Resolutions
by Teri Riggs | Interview

Q: RESOLUTIONS is the first book in the Honor Guard series. What's the series about? What connects all the books in the series?
The Honor Guard series is actually the name of a line for Decadent Publishing, mostly featuring hero/heroine who are military, cops, and other high danger types. There are several other authors who write books for the Honor Guard series and they are not connected to RESOLUTIONS. I enjoyed the characters...
Violet Souls
Finding aliens living on Earth was only the beginning of her journey. "Definitely recommended by me." Merissa, The Romance Reviews Special pre-order price only 99c/99p (regular price $4.99)
The First Time I Saw You
When Gabriel Friessen puts up an ad looking for a roommate, he never expects to meet a down-on-her-luck gorgeous single mom with a meddling family, a crazy ex-boyfriend, and enough chemistry between them to heat the county. "This is one of my favorite books in this fantastic series! (J. Tulloch) #NewRelease The First Time I Saw you now available everywhere! Like his parents Andy and Laura Friessen, Gabriel knows what it means to face an impossible situation. What he doesn't realize when he puts up an ad looking for a roommate he never expects to meet a down on her luck gorgeous single mom with a meddling family, a crazy ex-boyfriend, and enough chemistry between them to heat a county. The only problem is she doesn't believe in happily ever after and sees falling in love as a mistake only fools make. But Gabriel can't stop thinking about her, wanting her, and is determined to show her the road to love isn't as dangerous as she believes.
Covet, Vegas Sins 2.
Alex just acquired Sin City's hottest casino hotel, and he's determined to make Vice the ultimate pleasure palace—along with the mind-blowing new club, Covet. But behind the successful entrepreneur façade, Alex struggles with a past that continues to haunt him, day in and day out. After a surprise hookup with a beautiful stranger, he thinks he's found the perfect distraction…until she walks out, leaving him with an unfamiliar ache which the pulse-pounding nights of excess at Covet can't soothe. When their paths cross once again, Alex realizes Dana is so much more than a mere distraction. He wants her—all of her. But having her means he needs to face both her demons…and his own.
Jake
They ooze power, control, natural dominance—and sex. They are The Silk Rope Masters. None have ever found love, but watch out! When they fall, they'll fall fast and hard. Jake Nichols, 53, is so tall that Emily Miller, 49, has to crane her neck to look into his face. He's so muscular he could pick her up in one hand, and yet he holds her as if she were a fragile bird. And that's exactly what she is, a beautiful plus-sized woman with a pain so deep she's buried all her emotions rather than face the tragedy that occurred just a few months ago. Master Ash, the head of Silk Rope, assigns Jake to care for her, but Jake doesn't expect to fall in love. Emily is only in his safekeeping until she can fly on her own, and then he will have to release her. But can he? Be Warned: BDSM, anal sex, flogging, public exhibition, sex toys
Kentucky Bride/Kentucky Heat (Bluegrass Reunion Series Book 3)
Have you gotten your preorder? Only 99 cents for the third book in the series. Release August 22, 2018 Two stories in one book! Will the Brennan brothers find their Kentucky brides?
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Available at Amazon, iTunes, Kobo, B&N: Following in her late husband's footsteps, Lianne visits the spectacular Cornwall coast of England. Here on magnificent windswept beaches, she begins to find herself again. What she doesn't plan for is a growing attraction to a local man… and his dog. But when he disappears unexpectedly, she questions her ability to love again.
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PREORDER Zoraida Grey and the Voodoo Queen
Book 2 in a Gothic trilogy is available for preorder. Magic may save Zoraida's life--but what about her heart. The only creature who can help her free Zhu from the Logan witches has stepped into a steaming pile of Voodoo. Zoraida can't go back to Scotland without him. Release Date--August 1!
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Book 1 in a Gothic trilogy is ON SALE! How hard can it be to steal one magic crystal from a pack of witches in a haunted Scottish Castle? Find out for 99¢ . Sale ENDS August 3!!
Shark Week SALE!!
DEEP BLUE is only 99 cents this week!! She freedives with great white sharks. And he will film it. A sexy and adventurous full-length novel. Learn the other side of JAWS. "...like shark week in a book..." ~ Rachel H., reader
The Only Question That Matters — sample the first chapter free
"Do I call this love already? I am almost disgusted with myself. How pathetic to fall so easily. Perhaps I was the cause of my past heartbreaks. Not stupid schoolboys or an arrogant rich man, but a gullible girl from a flower farm who opens her heart too readily and expects too much." Sofia is en route to Planet Paradiso, ready to start a new life after her divorce. But when she accepts Alexei's dinner invitation on her final evening, she realises she's in for more than she bargained for. As the AMS Celestial Dream arrives at its destination, and their one-night stand draws to a close, Sofia must choose between a newfound possibility with Alexei and the freedom she so desperately craves. THE ONLY QUESTION THAT MATTERS is an emotional examination of healing and resilience through sex and love. Sample the first chapter free on DRB1STCHP (no account needed).
Kiss Me, Bite Me — Paranormal Romance
'I'd learned early on in life not to show weakness. Like messy emotions. Shedding tears in front of my family had a similar outcome to busting out of a shark cage wearing blood cologne.' The world hasn't treated Kayana Castello Branco particularly kindly. So it's no surprise to her when she literally bumps into her soul mate, only to find he's already taken. He's gorgeous, strong, smart, kind—every woman's ideal guy. Of course he's unavailable for soul-matey business. When fate shows pity, putting Greg Morgan in her path a second time, the resulting collision is colossal. Their connection is epic, the stuff of romantic legends, fairy tales, sonnets. They're like Romeo and Juliet (only, the R-rated version). But something has happened to Greg. Now, every time he gets near Ana, he gets long and hard…and pointy in the fang area. He doesn't know whether he wants to kiss her, lick her, do-that-thing-that-rhymes-with-duck her. Or bite and deprive her of every last molecule of haemoglobin. Loving a newbie vampire with control issues really and truly sucks. "I enjoyed Kayana and Greg and was pulled into their romance. They were both unlucky in love until they found each other and then it was explosive. There are explicit sex scenes, but they are well written and interwoven into the plot. The author has written realistic and witty dialogue that added to the emotional pull between the characters." –The Romance Reviews
**New Release** Steampunk romance Vesta's Clockwork Companions
*99 cents* release special. When Vesta Bartlett, a wealthy alchemist and inventor, arrives in England to finalize an arranged marriage and help overhaul a family friend's outdated ironworks, she never expects to find the family so secretive, nor to develop feelings for her fiancé's younger brother, Henry. But the growing attraction between Vesta and Henry is just the beginning of their troubles. Things really heat up when they're drawn into a secret project for Queen Victoria's military, one that requires Vesta's knowledge of clockwork and Henry's iron. An epidemic has wiped out all the dogs in Britain, and beyond. If the military fail in their effort to restore the species, a clockwork creation may be all that stands in the way of a world without canine companionship. Are Vesta and Henry up to the challenge? *** A little steampunk fun mixed in with a sweet Victorian Romance!
Prowl
Jacqui Corleone is a fashion designer, a yoga-instructor and a concerned citizen who selflessly helps the police solve crimes. Oh, and he occasionally turns into a small wild cat. Probably due to a wizard's curse or an evil government plot to create super warriors. Or, he's a cat cursed to turn into a human and only the bite of a sexy alpha lion will allow him to remain in his superior form of Cat. Jacqui does not have a split personality, but sometimes his cat personality can get rather loud. Jacqui Corleone is a cat shifter who doesn't know why or how he turns into a cat. He lives a solitary life in Friday Harbor on San Juan Island. He's not afraid of intimacy (yes, he is) but sensibly refrains from potentially awkward entanglements. Unfortunately, the sexy new deputy sheriff just moved in across the street and Jacqui's vow not to get mixed up with island dudes is sorely challenged. When the mysterious disappearance of three blue pots draws Jacqui to investigate, he prowls ever deeper into danger--and into the arms of Deputy Wyatt West (he wishes).
Catching Dragos
Everyone calls Mariah Smith the Judge. No, she doesn't wear a black robe or sit on a bench. She provides a unique service to those who have been wronged. She's an expert in paybacks both psychic and magical. Mariah's next target is the famous supermodel Fabian. Smoking hot body, the face of an Italian sinner and dumb as a rock. His crime? Sticky fingers. The man whore makes millions of dollars a year, but can't resist seducing elderly women out of their jewelry? How does she resist all that tanned, male perfection and unmask Fabian as the gigolo he truly is? Mariah discovers Mister Sticky fingers isn't quite as dim-witted as he acts. He's actually the Dragos clan's top demon hunter who is stealing back magical artifacts that open gateways to hell. Now that she's attracted Fabian's attention, he's determined to possess her and her magical abilities. Winner of TRR Reader's Choice Award - Summer of 2016
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Max's Desire
How can a man love a succubus without literally losing his heart? Alpha Protector Max almost died during his last mission to Lust's hellish lair, but the worst torture was his failure to save Eva, a young woman who begged for his help. When he meets her again in Spain, he discovers two things. One, she is his mate. Two, she is also a succubus. Though Eva has not come into her full power, her love could still be fatal. For how long will he be able to defy her allure? Pleasure is Eva's business. Love isn't. Although unaware of her true nature, as a luxury escort, she is used to men falling at her feet. Yet, Max doesn't. Though his attraction mirrors hers, the soldier does things differently and she can't help falling for him. And Eva is terrified by her recurring nightmares. When someone from her past shows up, and the dreams become reality, there is only one thing that can save Max's heart.
Just Desserts
Kaylee knew being a Coletti Warlord's mate wasn't going to be easy. Not only was Talree downright scary, he had a bossy streak a mile long and collected enemies like most men collected lovers. But while Kaylee's life might not be perfect, Talree truly loved her. Flash forward nine months to a very pregnant, insanely hormonal and cranky as hell Kaylee. If the pregnancy wasn't enough to drive her crazy, Talree's enemies were tap dancing on her last nerve. The Shani Queen Mother, a psychotic alien with a bone to grind against Talree, decided she wanted the planet Tartum - a barren piece of crap loaded with Ditrum crystals, and part of the Coletti Empire. Her master plan? Kidnap Kaylee and hold her for ransom. If the Overlord refused to give the Queen Mother Tartum, she would feed Kaylee and her son to the Tai-Kok. She thinks Kaylee will beg for mercy. Boy, is the alien bitch in for a surprise. She's about to meet a woman suffering from hormone overload and a serious lack of chocolate. The only one begging for mercy will be the Queen Mother.
Seductive Suspect - Can You Figure Out Whodunnit?
Cozy mysteries aren't just for the cooler weather! When Veronica Campbell agrees to take her sister's place at a murder mystery weekend getaway, she has no idea what's in store. The events at the mountaintop lodge get off to a good start, especially when she meets Adam, the handsome man staying in the room next door. By the end of the first night, however, the role-playing games take a dark turn when one of the participants is killed for real. Violent storms and sabotaged cars trap the guests at the lodge with no escape. Frightened and surrounded by strangers, she not only has to stay on guard against the danger that lurks in every corner, but fight her attraction to her sexy neighbor. One by one, the murderer picks off each guest as the storm rages around them. The number of suspects grows smaller, and soon, the moment of truth arrives. Can she trust Adam, or has she wound up in the arms of a killer?
A Groom for Christmas
SALE!!! ONLY 99 CENTS!! A GROOM FOR CHRISTMAS is a new twist on the classic Hallmark Christmas movie full of family, humor, love, and a little bit of redemption. Family pressure just might make her do something crazy... When a young woman hires her hometown's former bad boy to be her pretend fiancé for the holidays, she finds she can't wrap up her feelings as easily as a Christmas gift. New York jewelry designer Graceann Palmer has two days to find a fiancé to bring home to Pennsylvania for the holidays so her matchmaking mama will quit fixing her up with jerks. The Falcon, a motorcycle-riding, leather-clad former high school crush, helped her out once before. Maybe he'll do it again. Jake Falco, man of many mysteries, is back in town on a mission—one the people of Spirit Lake most likely won't appreciate. When Graceann presents him with her crazy scheme, it gives him something he's always wanted—a chance to get to know Graceann. It also gives him the perfect opportunity to add fuel to his project of revenge. But as Jake and Graceann grow closer, their engagement-of-convenience begins to feel like the real deal—until Jake's secrets are revealed. Can a relationship that began with lies and secrets bloom like a rare Christmas rose into happily-ever-after? 2013 Snow Globes Award Contest Finalist Winner! 2014 New Jersey Romance Writers Golden Leaf Award 2014 Readers' Choice Nominee, Best Couple, Love Romances Cafe 2014 RomCon Awards Finalist
Flip the Beat - Hot Erotic Romance!
"A perfect combination of chick-lit and red-hot romance!" Fresh Fiction gave Flip the Beat a glowing Fresh (5-STAR) Review. Read it here: Ivers thinks she is falling for the opposite of Prince Charming, and she knows she should give him up, but, oh, the temptation. WHEN YOU WISH UPON A STAR Molly Ivers thought she found Prince Charming, but without a devilishly sexy accent, and six months ago she gave into their undeniable attraction. But the swarm of ever-present groupies was so not part of the fairy tale. As much as it hurt her heart, she shut out rocker Evan Castle. Now, on the verge of finishing her graduate degree and moving to Paris—she even hires a French life coach—Molly begins to realize Evan, who hasn't given up on her, might be the man of her dreams after all.
Double Dare (The Dare Menage Series, Bk 1)
What could be better than waking up next to a hot guy? Waking up sandwiched between two of them.

 Quinn Preston, a financial analyst, is not happy when her friends dare her to pick up a handsome stranger at a wedding reception. What better reason to give up men when her previous long-term relationship had not only been lackluster in the bedroom but he had cheated? 

Logan Reed, a successful business owner, can't believe that he's attracted to the woman in the ugly, Pepto-Bismol pink bridesmaid dress. And to boot, she's more than tipsy. After turning down her invitation for a one-night stand, he finds her in the parking lot too impaired to drive. He rescues her and takes her home. His home. 

The next morning Quinn's conservative life turns on its ear when Logan introduces her to pleasures she never even considered before. And to make things more complicated, Logan already has a lover.

 Tyson White, ex-pro football player, is completely in love with Logan. He has mixed emotions when Logan brings home Quinn. But the dares keep coming... 

Note: This book in the series can be read as stand-alone. It includes an HEA ending. It is intended for audiences over 18 years of age since it includes MMF scenes between all three characters.
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