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Alpha Me Not
by Jianne Carlo | Interview

Q: Where did you get the idea for the White Wolf Series?
It was actually a given. I had just published my first book, Manacled in Monaco, and I received an email from Treva, a member of the 'QUAD' - the founders of Loose-Id, inviting me to contribute to their four year anniversary.

Honestly, I thought it was a joke, and forwarded the email to my editor...

Meant To Be
by Karen Stivali | Interview

Q: What's your inspiration for MEANT TO BE?
I was thinking about how people change over time and drift in and out of one another's lives. I'd read the saying "people come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime" and I realized that you never really know who's there for which of those purposes. People you think will be in your life...
Mark of the Witch
by Maggie Shayne | Interview

Q: What inspired you to write The Portal series? Please tell us a little about the series.
I've been studying the ways of magic for almost twenty years. Witchcraft, folk magic, tarot reading, Reiki healing, superstitions, spells, law of attraction, the unexplained, all these things have always fascinated me. My love for ancient history, particularly the ancient near east (Mesopotamia) is...
Giving It Up
by Amber Lin | Interview

Q: Where did you get the idea for GIVING IT UP?
I love to read--romance, of course. One thing I noticed was a heavy emphasis on virgins or female chastity. I saw author Cecilia Grant describe it as the fetishization of female innocence. This makes sense in the context of a historical where the times were different, but I saw it in contemporary books,...
Lena's Happily Ever After
by Dixie Lynn Dwyer | Interview

Q: What gave you the inspiration for The Town of Pearl series?
I had written the Town Of Pearl Series with the original intention of having one book, Anna's story. However, the response was so positive and many readers insisted on wanting to know Stacy's story (A character in Anna's book) that I needed to continue. Upon doing so I began to really fall in love with...
Dudes Down Under
by Suzannah Burke | Interview

Q: What inspired you to write DUDES DOWN UNDER?
Inspiration does come in the strangest ways. I badly needed something to focus on whilst I was writing my life story "Empty Chairs." It was an emotionally draining book to write, often causing flashbacks to the horrific abuse I knew as a child. I wanted something so completely opposite to that to give...
Eos (The Samsara Chronicles, Book 1)
by Gabriella Bradley; Diana Kemp | Interview

Q: Where did you get the inspiration for The Samsara Chronicles?
I have some psychic abilities. One day a voice told me what I had to write. The guide's name was David and Diana and I think he may have been a writer many years ago. Diana was a screenplay and science fiction writer, I a romance/paranormal writer, and we'd been friends for quite a few years, often...
In A Chord
by Beth D. Carter | Interview

Q: Where did you get your inspiration for IN A CHORD?
The inspiration for IN A CHORD actually came from listening to a song title "Awake and Alive" by Skillet. The song opens with a violin and the contrast between it and the heavy rock was really cool. I immediately pictured this cute girl with pink tinted pigtails playing.

Pirate Woman
by Viola Russell | Interview

Q: First off, I have to say, I grew up hearing stories about the 'Sea Queen of Connaught', and was thrilled to hear about the subject of your book! What gave you the inspiration to tell Gráinne O'Malley's story?
I'd visited the West of Ireland on several occasions and loved it. Celebrating that part of the world and its people became one of my goals. When I learned about Gráinne O'Malley, I really wanted to research her and write about her. Ironically, she defied the conventions of the time while working...
A Wild Night's Bride
by Victoria Vane | Interview

Q: A WILD NIGHT'S BRIDE is a fun, riotous romp! What inspired this story, especially the dare?
I love the Georgian era for its truly riotous living. It was not only a golden age for prostitution, but the Georgians were extremely heavy drinkers and would wager on absolutely anything. Shockingly, most of the worst offenders were amongst the uppermost elite in society!

As far as inspiration for...

Delighting In Your Company
by Blair McDowell | Interview

Q: I was blown away by the plot in DELIGHTING IN YOUR COMPANY. How did you come up with such a great idea for a book?
For many years I've had a home on the small Caribbean island of St. Eustatius. When I was building my small house, "out in de bush", with no electricity, no running water, on the lower slopes of a volcano with views of three islands in the distance, a friend, a local black woman, asked me if I wasn't...
Invitation to Scandal - Regency Romance
by Bronwen Evans | Interview

Q: Where did you get the idea for INVITATION TO SCANDAL?
I actually got the idea from a Daniel Defoe poem I'd read, which he wrote in the 1700's about the town of Deal in Kent, and smuggling. I thought about why people were forced to resort to smuggling. Some of course did it to rule the town and be kingpin, but most engaged in illegal activities simply to...
Becoming sage
by Kasi Alexander | Interview

Q: BECOMING SAGE was your debut novel. What inspired you to write it? What was the most challenging aspect of writing it?
We were inspired by several different considerations. When my Sir and I entered into an M/s lifestyle, he knew that becoming published was one of my lifelong goals. So we agreed that I would start writing and be accountable for getting a certain amount done each week. It was a natural topic to write...
Screaming Hot New Release! Fueled By Lust: Altair
--Snippet from ALTAIR Altair tore at his shirt, uncaring of the ripping fabric. He wanted it off. She's too far away, his befuddled mind screamed. He cried out at the exquisite sensation of her fumbling with his belt, knuckles bumping against his belly. She clawed at his zipper, finally released it, and shoved the jeans to his thighs. "Oh my God," she mumbled. --A Siren Publishing Erotic Romance (Male/Female, Paranormal, Contemporary) RELEASED 1-24-2018 exclusively at Bookstrand.com (Kindle, Nook, Mobi). 4-6 weeks later at all other major retails sites. New to the FUELED BY LUST series? Get the 4-book series introduction. A steal at 3.99. "Ah, my lovely sisters of fate," Altair Battaglia whispered softly to the shimmering Insedivertus sky. "What future do you have in store for this humble servant? I await your sign with bated breath." A calm mission to destroy a nasty drug czar would be nice. But then again, when is anything ever easy? Especially when a set of wide green eyes and red-stained luscious lips has this seasoned warrior oblivious to everything around him…even her lethal Glock-19 hovering inches from his chin. Fierce, determined, and carrying a burden heavy enough to make a weaker person weep in defeat, Makenna Dunn never thought life would ever cut her a break. How could she have even imagined a mysterious stranger interrupting her deadly goal might flip her world upside down and thaw her frozen heart? Fast paced and screaming hot, Book 11 in the FBL Series yet again tugs your heart, tingles your senses, and leaves you panting for more. Get ready!
Tempting Jane — The Rochester Sisterhood
The Rochester Sisterhood, a new southern contemporary series. Five sisters. Five HEAs. Is It Combustible Heat Or Something More? When the perfect staffing storm hits Jane Rochester's temp agency, she winds up being Lincoln Chandler's assistant for a week. Jane doesn't do office romance, and her last relationship was one-sided. But one hot kiss from Lincoln changes everything. Now she has to decide if it's love at first sight or just a fiery physical attraction. Lincoln Chandler's been focused on building his real estate development firm into a Fortune 500 company. He wasn't looking for a relationship—particularly when his last girlfriend married Lincoln's biggest competitor and took proprietary information with her in the bargain. But Jane Rochester is an undeniable force of nature, and the heat between them might be more than just a few hot nights in the bedroom. READ FIRST THREE CHAPTERS — monicaburns.com/tempting-jane-excerpt ———————๑✿๑——————— PRAISE FOR TEMPTING JANE ———————๑✿๑——————— "...turns this office romance into something interesting and adds a terrific twist." — Night Owls Reviews ———————๑✿๑——————— PRAISE FOR MONICA BURNS ———————๑✿๑——————— "Delectably sensual…intensely emotional." — Lucy Monroe, USA Today bestselling author "…The sex scenes are scorching, but the love between her hero and heroine is better." — RTBOOKReviews "Ms. Burns is masterful at escalating the sexual tension..." — Coffetime Romance
Touched
Her touch could mend his immortal heart. His touch could kill her...
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Night Lover...free At Kindle Unlimited!
Canadian soprano Renata Bruno is tired of waiting for her big break. Unfortunately, her boss, the conductor of a chamber ensemble, sees her as little more than background material. When she learns of an opportunity to sing solo with a different troupe in England, she knows she must seize it. Especially when she hears the group is to perform Mozart's Requiem, her favorite work. As soon as Renata decides to make her move, a strange, sultry presence invades her life. She begins dreaming of a man, one who makes love to her, bewitching her. It isn't long before her night lover leaves startling proof of his nocturnal presence, making her doubt her senses. To compound her discomfort, she learns her new conductor is the college boyfriend who broke her heart years ago. As Renata grapples with old hurts and renewed passion, she must also fend off the increasingly fervent advances of her night-time visitor. She realizes she is under the influence of an incubus, a sexual demon. It becomes harder to resist the incubus when she learns he has a name and had a tragic history. The more she discovers about his past, the more she realizes they are linked in more ways than one. Renata begins to rediscover love and her sense of faith, but will it be enough to save her night lover from an evil curse? And will it destroy her in the process?
Brand New Reverse Harem Romance From Lucy Felthouse - Mia's Men - Out Today!
Mia Harrington's father just lost his brave battle with cancer. Naturally, she's devastated. With her mother long-since dead, and no siblings, Mia has a great deal of responsibility to shoulder. She's also the sole beneficiary of her father's estate. Or so she thinks. Unbeknownst to Mia, her father made a change to his will. She can still inherit, but only if she marries a suitable man within twelve months. If she doesn't, her vile cousin will get everything. Determined not to lose her beloved childhood home, she resolves to find someone that fits the bill. What she isn't expecting, however, is for that someone to be into sharing women with his best friend. In the meantime, Mia's friendship with the estate gardener has blossomed into so much more. She can't possibly plan to marry one man, while also being involved with two others …or can she?
One Night In Kuala Lumpur
Can one steamy night in Kuala Lumpur be the answer to their dreams?
On Sale For 99 Cents From 01/23-01/29!
To celebrate the release of Master Me, book 1 in the series (Hurt Me, Heal Me) has been reduced to $0.99 Deal available from the 23rd-29th of January. What people are saying about the Dante's Purgatory Series. "St. Clair writes in a way that is deeply alluring and keeps her audience thoroughly engaged and anticipating what could come next. I highly recommend this story and author to not only readers of erotica but all lovers of drama, and impeccably written stories. This was an easy five stars. A brilliantly crafted story!" –Author Angel Strong "While I imagine many will read the book for the sex scenes, it's the emotional aspects that hook me (and the prose. Ms St. Clair knows how to write—and write well)." – Author Anna Belfrage "It's the kind of story-telling that marks a first-rate writer. I can say with absolute certainty that it made me a fan of Sayara St. Clair." –Author Ken Stark "A dazzling story of love and desire." –Author David Lucero "It's breathtaking and heartbreaking. It's all-consuming. It's everything any one of us could ask for in a novel, and so much more." —Bloggers From Down Under
Genetic Snare
Betrayal, passion, adventure, primal sex, and a fight to the death. Mating a 26th century Oracan Bounty Hunter with a 18th century Earth pirate has its little glitches. Bounty hunter Talos bows to pressure to bring his lifemate home for the completion of his strict warrior culture's bonding ritual. Aidan, displaced 18th century Earth pirate -- light- fingered, sly, charming, and understandably naive about the new world he's been thrust into -- can't wait. Even if it turns out someone wants him dead. The 26th century looks different, but it turns out to be a lot like his old life!
Magical Rescue
A large dose of Christmas shifter magic, and a little Elf love, help Daniel recover from a devastating year. Christmas is only a few days away. New Year's Eve, with all its terminal finality, would, thankfully, bring an end to Daniel Sherman's traumatic, pain-filled, empty year. Its seem like an appropriate time to bring everything in his world to a close. Spirit broken, Daniel's plan is to enjoy maybe his last holiday in the icy cold of his beloved wilderness. It would be a comfort to end his days wrapped in the peace and solitude of the mountain -- If only he didn't feel like he was being watched, a feeling he'd had since his accident. Maybe adventure wasn't out of his life yet.
Delighted By The Duke
New release from USA Today Bestselling Author Amanda Mariel. Grab your copy and get swept away in a fairytale inspired Regency romance today!!
No More Tomorrows
Heat Rating: SCORCHING Word Count: 42,689 [Siren Classic ManLove: Erotic Alternative Contemporary Paranormal Romance, shape-shifter, M/M, HEA] Mikhail, an agent for the newly formed Warrior Brigade of Sage, Wyoming, is on a mission to take down Fortress, a group who like hunting and murdering shifters for sport. Heading to London, Fortress's base, Mikhail meets Robert, a British agent working for the Dept. of Shifter Affairs. Sparks fly, attraction is instant, but both are grieving after losing their mates to the brutal terrorists, and Fortress's affiliate group, Flashpoint. Between them, Mikhail and Robert unravel a deadly plot to overthrow Parliament, murder the Prime Minister, and end up running for their lives, unearthing traitors and betrayal on all sides. Fortress is run by Sir Aaron Fielding, an English aristocrat who loves making money and murdering pesky shifters. His love of murder and power puts him right in the path of Mik and Robert. Can a Warrior of Sage really complete such a hazardous mission? Sparks, bullets, and sexual tension abound. Will love survive?
Hot Winter Night's
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Another Time
When Dusty Williams walks into a strange bar to contemplate the ruination of his career, the last thing he expects to find is a compelling woman. He's not even in the mood for a one-night stand. He just wants to escape from all humanity. Dee Stevens can't believe she's in a bar at all. She's just lost two patients due to drunk driving. Whatever could have drawn her into a strange bar tonight, of all times? When the two meet, and they feel an odd vibration that seems to pull them together, they have no idea what's ahead, or behind, them . . . and what it can mean for mankind.
Details Of The Hunt
2009 EPPIE Award Finalist #1 in the Details Series A 26th century, time-traveling, bounty hunter snatches a 18th century Earth pirate in a deal to enrich the archeological knowledge of mankind, but as he develops an attraction for the likable, free-spirited prey, he attempts to alter the deal, threatening both his own personal code of honor and the strict rules of conduct of his race. Will the love of a wily, cock-sure, young pirate be enough for the stoic hunter to risk exile from his own people?
Vasquez And James Stories Bundle
Don't miss this exclusive bundle of six stories of the Vasquez & James series by Lou Sylvre! Here are the books in reading order— Loving Luki Vasquez: Reclusive weaver Sonny Bly James and ex-ATF agent and all-around badass Luki Vasquez can run from desire, but they can't hide from the evil that hunts them. Sonny and Luki will have to call a truce and work together to fight an enemy intent on making sure loving Luki Vasquez is the last mistake Sonny will ever make. Delsyn's Blues: While dealing with newly formed barriers between them, Sonny and Luki become the target of a new threat from outside: an escalating and unexplainable rash of break-ins and assaults. Finding Jackie: When Luki's teenage nephew, Jackie, is lured into capture and torture by a sadistic killer, the honeymoon is well and truly over. The couple must put aside their differences to find Jackie before it's too late. Saving Sonny James: The events of the last couple of years have begun to catch up with Luki, who must break free of the subsequent PTSD and depression and get to France fit and ready in time to save his husband's life. Yes: From their first days together, Sonny and Luki stood united against deadly enemies and prevailed. But now the deadly enemy they face is the cancer thriving inside Luki, consuming his lungs. (Novella) Because of Jade: Luki and Sonny must combat self-doubt and fear and help each other learn to parent an unexpected child-and they must also nourish the love that has kept them whole for the past ten years.
The Lion Tamer
One dominant Marine. One troubled rugby player. The Sin Bin will never be the same. Gray Baird's to-do list for the year includes starting a restaurant, claiming his submissive, and keeping his nosy friends out of his business. He has his work seriously cut out for him. Scottie Monk prides himself on bullying his way through problems—and sometimes even people. His life is spiralling out of his control, but he refuses to break. The last thing he expects is to find peace in the confines of submission. One man will try to tame a lion. One man will try to heal. And both men will have to join forces to deal with a toxic family and invasive paparazzi.
Ruin
**SPECIAL PRE-ORDER PRICE $0.99** From Samantha Towle, the New York Times bestselling author of Wardrobe Malfunction and Breaking Hollywood, comes a dramatically powerful and passionate new contemporary romance. And the new heavyweight champion of the world is... Those are the words that Zeus Kincaid has been waiting to hear since he first put on a pair of boxing gloves. He just didn't think they would come with a tragedy that would change how he viewed the sport forever. Cameron Reed was in her second year at Juilliard when her childhood sweetheart, Zeus Kincaid, walked away from her. A few months later, Cam realized that she would never fulfill her dream of dancing for the New York City Ballet. Now working as a dancer in an upscale club in Manhattan, Cam is brought face-to-face with the man she once loved. And it's her turn to walk away from him. After five years of missing Cam, Zeus isn't prepared to let her go again. But when he finds himself standing on her doorstep the next morning, things don't go quite as he expected… ‘You'll be smitten with everything about this entertaining, steamy and feel-good romance' USA Today's Happy Ever After on Breaking Hollywood
Reese Holt: The Dark Side
2017 New England Readers' Choice Winner - Erotic Kidnap victim Alex Throne literally drops into the arms of security specialist Reese Holt, pulling Holt into a battle against a ruthless drug cartel, personal betrayal, and a specter from Holt's CIA past. Holt agrees to put his team of specialists on the trail of Alex's assailants while he takes on the personal job of protecting the life he inadvertently saved, motivated, in part, by a romantic attraction. Keeping his mind on protecting Alex could prove difficult, especially when he can't keep his mind off Alex's body.
New Release - Master Me.
Master Me (Dante's Purgatory Book 3) release date: January 23rd. A feisty submissive-turned-Domme, and an intimidating man with dark secrets struggle for domination. Can there be a winner? Will they both lose? Or perhaps the answer lies behind door number three. "Um…that's… Th-that's my safe space," she whispered. "Oh, baby girl," he said, shaking his head pityingly. "None of your little spaces are going to be safe from me…not anymore."
Sin & Seduction: A Limited Edition Spicy Romance Collection
Featuring New York Times, USA Today, and International bestselling authors, Sin & Seduction is a spicy, diverse collection of paranormal & contemporary, hetero & same sex romance reads designed to ignite fires of passion, love, and romance. Bursting with sexy-as-sin heroes & devilish heroines, our titillating & romantic tales will seduce you and leave you craving more. Get ready for a passionate and exhilarating ride! Warning: The Sin & Seduction authors suggest all readers ensure snacks and cool drinks are obtained before starting this collection. Once you start, you won't want to stop until the last page. Please read responsibly.
Sunset At Pencarrow
"This is a great read and i thoroughly recommend it to anyone who love romantic settings and a compelling story. " — Amazon review by Brucey Dreamspinner Press's World of Love: Stories of romance that span every corner of the globe. Kiwi Nathaniel Dunn is in a fighting mood, but how does a man fight Wellington's famous fog? In the last year, Nate's lost his longtime lover to boredom and his ten-year job to the economy. Now he's found a golden opportunity for employment where he can even use his artistic talent, but to get the job, he has to get to Christchurch today. Heavy fog means no flight, and the ticket agent is ignoring him to fawn over a beautiful but annoying, overly polite American man. Rusty Beaumont can deal with a canceled flight, but the pushy Kiwi at the ticket counter is making it difficult for him to stay cool. The guy rubs him all the wrong ways despite his sexy working-man look, which Rusty notices even though he's not looking for a man to replace the fiancé who died two years ago. Yet when they're forced to share a table at the crowded airport café, Nate reveals the kind heart behind his grumpy façade. An earthquake, sex in the bush, and visits from Nate's belligerent ex turn a day of sightseeing into a slippery slope that just might land them in love.
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