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Prymal Lust
by Jianne Carlo | Interview

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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.


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:

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.

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...
Tearing Down Walls
by Deanndra Hall | Interview

Q: TEARING DOWN WALLS is the second in the Love Under Construction series. Where did you get the inspiration for this series? What common thread connects the books?
I'm a Kentucky native, so Louisville was a great setting. I'd had Nikki in my head for at least twelve years and I knew her background but I'd never had a story for her. And I'd gotten tired of the "billionaire and shop girl" premise so common in romance. I wanted real guys, guys who worked hard and...
Rebel Love
by Scarlett Scott | Interview

Q: REBEL LOVE is the second in the Heart's Temptation series. What's your inspiration for this series? What common element holds the series together? What is this series about?
This series was inspired by a book I found years ago at a library sale. I read it and became hooked on the late 19th century--it was an age of tremendous change, fascinating people and beautiful fashion. I knew I had to write a series set in that time period, and that's how Heart's Temptation was born....
Dragon Maid
by Ann Gimpel | Interview

Q: DRAGON MAID is the second in the Dragon Lore series. When you started this series, did you already have a clear vision of the books and characters you wanted to write about? Or did that evolve over time?
I had a clear vision of the key plot lines for the series, of Kheladin waking in his cave and his bonded mage, Lachlan. I also envisioned Maggie, Lachlan's mate. (Read more about To Love a Highland Dragon, Dragon Lore #1). I knew the series would have three books and roughly what would be in each, but...
A Kiss of Lies
by Bronwen Evans | Interview

Q: A KISS OF LIES is the first in a new Regency series entitled Disgraced Lords. What's your inspiration for this series? What is this series about?
One night, I was catching up friends I went to university with for drinks, and I suddenly thought about the friendships forged through the education system. In the Regency era, I wondered if Lords sent away to school formed strong bonds. I'm sure they did, as it's only human. Six men sprang to mind--Christian,...
The Boys of Summer
by Sarah Madison | Interview

Q: What is your inspiration for this story?
First let me say how delighted I am to be here and what wonderful questions these are! You're really giving me a chance to tell you why I love this story so much and that's always fun for me!

It all started when I decided I wanted to write a story about two men of extremely different personalities...

Cast Off
by KC Burn | Interview

Q: CAST OFF is book 3 in the Toronto Tales series. What was the inspiration for this series? Please tell us more about it.
I usually envision scenes mid-book, and I have to figure out how to wrestle them into a story. For this series, I had two reference points. Although in the books neither ended up exactly as I envisioned, I saw a cop (Kurt) going to inform the family of another cop's death, and unexpectedly finding a...
Me + You Summer Romance anthology - 99 Cents
17 Amazing Authors have come together to bring you these scorching tales of summer romance. Time to heat up your e-readers, dust off your sandals, and fall in love. Curl up in the sun or relax in the shade and let us bring the warmth of summer to you. Caution: Stories not responsible for melted Ice cream, warm drinks, or burnt fingertips. This collection of sweet and spicy stories of summer love is on sale for a limited time. Releasing on June 14th, pre-order your copy today for just 99 cents.
New Medieval Romance Release
Welcome to Book 7 in the bestselling KNIGHTS OF HONOR series! 1385 A.D. – Knighted on the battlefield for extreme bravery, Edward de Montfort accepts an invitation to serve in King Richard's guard at the royal court. When the king sends him on a covert mission to Canterbury, Edward hopes success will allow him to win his freedom so he can return home to a quieter life. Lady Rosalyne Parry loses her parents when she is an infant and is raised by her uncle, an artist of some renown. Due to his failing health, Rosalyne takes over Templeton Parry's commissions, painting in secret while permitting him to receive the credit since she believes no one would accept a woman as an artist. Rosalyne meets Edward while he is disguised as a peasant working on Canterbury's wall, and they fall deeply in love. When Edward reveals his true identity to Rosalyne, he convinces her to come to London—and step out from the shadows in order to become recognized as an artist in her own right. Join Edward and Rosalyne as they navigate the political waters at court and find a deep, abiding love. Each book in the Knights of Honor series is a standalone story that can be enjoyed out of order. Series Order: Book #1 Word of Honor Book #2 Marked by Honor Book #3 Code of Honor Book #4 Journey to Honor Book #5 Heart of Honor Book #6 Bold in Honor Book #7 Love and Honor
Mark Cooper versus America
In audio! Narrated by Joel Leslie Mark Cooper is angry, homesick, and about to take his stepdad's dubious advice and rush Prescott College's biggest party fraternity, Alpha Delta Phi. Greek life is as foreign to Aussie transplant Mark as Pennsylvania's snowstorms and bear sightings. So, when the fraternity extends Mark a bid, Mark vows to get himself kicked out by the end of pledge period. But then he's drawn into Alpha Delt's feud with a neighboring fraternity. Studious Deacon Holt is disappointed to learn Mark's pledging Alpha Delt, his fraternity Phi Sigma Kappa's sworn enemy. Mark is too beautiful for Deacon to pass up an invitation for sex, but beyond sex, Deacon's not sure. He wants a relationship, but a difficult family situation prevents him from pursuing anything beyond his studies. Mark and Deacon's affair heats up as the war between their fraternities escalates. They explore kinks they didn't know they had while keeping their liaison a secret from their brothers. But what Romeo and Juliet didn't teach these star-crossed lovers is how to move beyond sex and into a place where they share more than a bed. That's something they'll have to figure out on their own—if the friction between their houses, and between Mark and America, doesn't tear them apart.
Release Day May 21!
Last Call, book #3 in A Place to Call home is now available for pre-order and goes on sale May 21. Back cover: A Place to Call Home… It's exactly what Caleb Allred wants and exactly why he's returned to Mountain Meadow, Virginia to open his dream of a sports bar. Last Call is his only baby. Or so he thought. The last person Leah Scott wants to see face to face is Caleb. They already have a history. He just doesn't know about it, and at this point, she's not telling. Fate has a way of changing things, though, and now Caleb and Leah have to find a way to pull together for the sake of the son they share. Don't miss Last Call, book three of a sexy new contemporary series from author Laura Browning.
Master Me—A Dante's Purgatory Novel
"Master Me is sheer brilliance." "I have found a new favourite author." "What a joyful read." A feisty sub and a menacing man with dark secrets struggle for domination. Who will win…and get the keys to the cuffs?
New Fantasy Romance!
Futuristic retelling of the ancient love story between the god Cupid and his mortal bride Psyche by a USA Today bestselling author. "I loved every minute of this magical journey." ~Amazon Reviewer Download your copy of this hot fantasy romance today for 99cents or in Kindle Unlimited.
Confessions of a Punk Rocker
Jack Norris has just lost his best friend—who also happened to be his band's drummer—to a drunk driving accident. As he struggles to deal with the band's uncertain future and his own personal demons, those issues soon become unimportant. His dead friend has come back. And he's not showing any signs of going away. Questioning his own sanity, Jack finds his life spiraling out of control. But when a new acquaintance not only hooks him up with a drummer, but promises to help get rid of his ghostly stalker, Jack's life does a one-eighty. Drew MacLellan, the new drummer, is more than just a new set of sticks—he's the brother of the insanely hot Jen MacLellan, who's definitely not Jack's biggest fan. Jen is nothing like the women Jack's dated in the past, but the more he gets to know her, the deeper he falls. The only problem is she's got a boyfriend. Caught between his growing attraction and the desire to do the right thing, Jack does everything he can to keep his distance. But the more he sees of her, the more he realizes he can't. He's determined to win Jen's heart, if only he can figure out how to help his dead friend rest in peace...permanently.
Never Say Never
New Release! They were raised under the same roofs and hadn¢t discovered how important it would be for a happy couple knowing each other very well in order to get past difficulties and misunderstandings in a serious relationship or in a marriage.
Scion's Destiny Available Now for just 0.99!!!
Book One of the Seven Seal Series Love Conquers All, but can it save the world? After centuries of lonely, faithful service in the heavenly realms, Kagan is tired of watching the world go by from the sidelines. He longs for an earthly mission, to break free and feel the wind on his face, but he cannot leave his eternal Scion duty—to guard the mortal host of the first Seal of the Apocalypse. But when he senses a new call, he seizes his chance for freedom, only to discover the summons came from the very woman he's sworn to protect, a woman who awakens in him the long-dormant, darkest desires of his heart. Mira Herald is shocked when a gorgeous, buff Adonis shows up at the bar where she works in Chicago, claiming to be a legendary, immortal Scion sent to protect her and carry out the vengeance she craves against her cheating ex. But when the attraction to her handsome guardian grows too strong to resist, and her ex turns out to be far more dangerous than she ever expected, can Mira believe in Kagan and what they have together, no matter the cost? ***This book contains characters originally featured in the book Seal of Destiny, which is no longer available. The story has been completely updated, edited, and reimagined for 2018, though some of the basic elements are the same.*** Seven Seals Series: Book One -- Scion's Destiny Book Two -- Scion's Surrender (May 14, 2018) Book Three -- Scion's Awakening (May 21, 2018) Book Four -- Scion's Redemption (July 2018) Book Five -- Scion's Fortune (TBA) Book Six -- Scion's Valor (TBA) Book Seven -- Scion's Completion (TBA)
The Canine Liberation Movement (The WOOF Books)
Light, laugh out loud chick lit. With a dog. ** The WOOF Books are short novellas. They're all approximately 10-15k words. ** Book One of Four When Sophie Zinelli answers her phone in the middle of the night, she never expects to be asked to rescue an abused dog. She's a busy career woman and knows absolutely nothing about owning a dog, let alone a bossy, sly, and smart-alecky German Shepherd. As she tackles Max's vet visit, Max's training, and tries not to be out-smarted at every turn, you'll get to meet Jack, Sophie's commitment-phobic boyfriend and his dog, Buttercup, the kleptomaniac hoarding Golden Retriever, and Tilley the nearly-blind kitten. So what happens when you liberate a dog you don't know? Find out what Sophie does and see just what Max, a very bad dog with a very big heart, is up to. Love dogs? Meet Max! He's the most loveable, conning, canine miscreant to walk on four legs.
One Day Like This: A feel good summer romance
The perfect feel-good summer romance for 2018 for fans of Debbie Macomber, Jenny Hale and Debbie Johnson. Tessa has always dreamed of her own business. And when a beautiful tumbledown house comes up for sale in the Southern town of Bellegrove, she knows it has perfect potential to be an amazing one-stop wedding shop. Teaming up with wedding planner to the stars Stefan, cake-baker extraordinaire Ama, and dress designer Natalie, they're ready for big things. They've even found their first client – a sweet old lady called Bianca, who's desperate to give her grandson a spectacular wedding. (Even though he's equally determined to keep it simple and romantic.) But as the big day approaches, things start to go wrong. Handsome handyman Blake Ellingham breaks the news that the building needs re-wiring and the bill for renovations is longer than a royal wedding train. And then Stefan suddenly quits… Can Tessa pull off the dream wedding? Can Blake be convinced to help? And if the electrics are broken, why are so many sparks flying between him and Tessa?
Triple Treat: Back for Seconds
Morgan McLean, Glenn Hilton, and Xonra Gibson want to move in together but everything is too complicated and the joy is fading from their relationship. How can they sort out their lives and bring back their original happiness in just being together? Also available in paperback:
Thunder Basin (A Snowy Range Novel)
Available in Audiobook, narrated by Nick J. Russo Glenn Hawley is care-worn and just plain wore out. He gave up a law enforcement career to save his family, only to find himself on the wrong side of progress and teetering on bankruptcy. He needs a reason to get up in the morning… a reason to fight. The old saw—be careful what you wish for— comes home to roost when the fight lands on his doorstep in a hail of bullets. Unable to escape his past mistakes, and with the consequences of bad luck and poor choices closing in from every side, everything Glenn Hawley cares about is in jeopardy. It's going to take more than a village to help the ex-Sheriff save his ranch, his way of life and the family he is willing to risk everything for. As for his own redemption, sometimes it only takes one person to make all the difference. In the shadow of Wyoming's sweeping national grasslands, when history and the present collide, it will take more than a united front to protect an uncertain future where the stakes are high and courage is all a man has left. THUNDER BASIN explores one man's search for redemption and second chances. It is a character study in a contemporary western mystery-suspense setting, and includes a dollop of MF romance, high action and humor.
The Lion Tamer
Submission is a beautiful thing.
Lady Mysterious
Kyra Latimer reluctantly returns to Latimer Lodge to help her grandmother organise a house party in the hope of attracting a rich husband for her beautiful younger sister. Lord Nathan Stanford, the guest of honour, is easily able to resist Melanie Latimer's charms but is intrigued by Kyra's secretive activities. Why did she leave her family home and why, at such a young age, has she withdrawn from the marriage mart? Nate makes it his business to find out more about the mysterious lady who single-handedly holds her fragmented family together. Shocked to the core by what he discovers, Nate sets out to protect her from the gambling curse that has destroyed her family and the evil man who wants to possess her. But at what cost to himself? Will he be able to help her find out why her brother's wife disappeared without trace? And will Nate find a way to convince Kyra that spinsterhood doesn't suit her…
Reverse Harem Urban Fantasy Just 99¢! Free on KU!
Two of her fellow superheroes. A supervillain. An elf king. One hot harem.
OUT NOW! A Thorned Rose in the Sand by LEA BRONSEN
What is losing a desert rally, when you can win a nomad's heart? When life in a big U.S. city becomes too much, Stevie Jones decides to live her wildest dream - compete against the tough guys in a motorcycle rally across Morocco. But the real excitement is found away from the race track, in the shifting sands of the desert. After his studies in London, Ragab has returned to the nomadic lifestyle of his Bedouin family and the majestic silence of the Sahara. He dreams of the perfect wife, until a beautiful but feisty biker stuck in a sand dune turns his quiet world upside down.
A Haunting Friends to Lovers Paranormal Romance
A second-chance romance where the past isn't the only thing that's haunting… Paranormal investigator and IT genius Gage Dawson sucks at dating. Ten times out of ten, his relationships don't make it past dinner. But when his childhood best friend comes back into his life, he's determined to take her all the way to breakfast. He never told her he loved her in high school. Hopefully he won't make that mistake again. Psychic medium Erica Miller is struggling to make her haunted community theater a success. She's never had a problem with ghosts before, but when black-outs, confusion, and headaches plague her rehearsals, she'll need the help of a certain paranormal investigator to find the culprit. Erica hasn't seen Gage since high school, and the nerdy boy-next-door she once called her best friend has grown into a mouth-watering specimen of a man. Will sparks fly between them, or will the spirits drive them apart?
New release: ANGEL MINE - Azura Chronicles Book One
What in the frozen hells of Laxxar prompted Fianna to pursue her quarry to this forbidden blue planet? Well, she needs the credits... badly. But as if crashing in the jungle wasn't bad enough, none of her high-tech weapons work. She'll have to go native, after the most wanted felon in five galaxies. It's not just her job. It's personal. Acielon has never seen an outworlder like this fascinating female, strangely beautiful, and fierce, like the feline predator loping at her side. He always dreamed of exploring the universe, despite the legends... and the interdiction. Is it truly a hellish place of violence, lies and suffering? If it spawned this intriguing creature, it must also be a place of wonders, adventure and excitement... Fianna's instincts tell her someone is watching. Sheba, her telepathic feline partner, doesn't seem worried... yet, something on Azura isn't quite right.
Crowned Heart Award from Ind'Tale!
Gambling On Forever just received 4-1/2 stars and a Crowned Heart from Ind'Tale Magazine. "The immediate connection between the characters is obvious through the excellent description of emotions." Voted #2 on Goodreads Listopia for Interracial Historical Romance.
Triple Treat
Morgan McLean and Glenn Hilton meet Xonra Gibson at a memorial service and ask her out. How is she to know they aren't ax murderers or something? And surely it's wrong to go on a date after a memorial service anyway?
Naked for her Two Masters
Andorra hikes up a mountain and discovers a wonderful hot spring. The only problem is, the werewolf who owns it is Master Kingston, who's used to being pursued by gold digging women. And he has an equally Dominant best friend, Raleigh. They don't believe she's arrived by accident.
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