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Abigail and Mistletoe
by Karen Rose Smith | Interview

Q: Karen, once again, I'm taken by the originality of your story. You've got an unlikely hero and heroine in Brady and Abigail. He's a retired stuntman who is looking to get out of the limelight and she's a cosmetologist helping burn and accident victims who likes to be around people. How did you come up with the idea for the ABIGAIL AND MISTLETOE?
I always try to pick complementary conflicts so that my characters have conflicting goals. Because of Abigail's profession, she doesn't want to see anyone get hurt...or scarred...or experience trauma. Brady's former life is possibly all about that and his future decisions, too. So this conflict will...
The Doctor and the War Widow
by Viola Russell | Interview

Q: What's your inspiration for THE DOCTOR AND THE WAR WIDOW?
My travels inspired me to write the novel. I love London and Liverpool, two cities that played major roles in the book. I've travelled there several times. London is an extremely exciting city--steeped in history and filled with vibrant night life. I first went to Liverpool after my mother died....
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...
A book birthday!
Redemption is now available, still at 99 cents and still on all platforms for a limited time. It's Book 3 in The Montbryce Legacy series. Medieval adventure and romance.
Love a Man in Uniform?
If so, don't miss CHAINS OF COMMAND, out now from award winning author Lily Harlem. About Jenna Barlow wanted a quiet night before she headed out to a war zone, but a tall dark handsome stranger had other ideas. And what a night—the phrase ‘swinging from the chandeliers' came to mind. So why the heck doesn't he ask for her number the next morning? Did he not have fun? It had sure sounded, looked, and felt like he had. Her irritation can't last long, though, she has duties to attend to on the battlefield, lives to help save, and a team who is relying on her. So you can imagine Jenna's surprise when the memories from a night of passion burst into her life, and she has no choice but to obey the chains of command and respect rank, no matter how hard that is to do.
A Disposable Husband - Giveaway
Husband-for-hire Gardner Fray will enter into a short term marriage with either a man or a woman, as long as the price is right. Providing a professional — though unusual — service, he guards against emotional attachment to his partners. Kyle Simmons, an associate at a prestigious legal firm, is desperately in need of someone like Gardner. Unfortunately, he's still tied to a very influential ex named Antonio who doesn't want to leave the picture. When Gardner agrees to marry Kyle, both men find their lives changing for the better. But can they overcome the hurdles thrown their way by the abusive Antonio? More than that, can they find love?
OUT NOW - KINK (Also on KU)
A kinky girl. A handsome stranger. Will their desires be compatible? When Isabella catches the eye of handsome fellow commuter on the daily grind into London, she can't help but fantasise about all the dirty things they could do together. The fact that they are strangers only adds to her dirty desires and wicked wantonness. How amazing would it be to have such a man bend her to his will and take her to the dizzy heights of ecstasy she longs to go? Fortunately for her, things soon heat up between them and before she knows it his dominant layers are revealed and he shows her a way to combine the perfect slice of agony with the most dazzling of encounters that has her muffling her screams for more, more, more. My God, it's just the way she likes it-- were they meant to travel this journey together? Every good thing must end, however, but will there be a second round? Or is Gabrielle nothing more but a ship who crosses her path for a one-time experience? Isabella's not sure. She's in it for the fun, but is he?
Pre-Order Complete Series at SALE Price
Grab your copy of THE CHALLENGE boxed set for a bargain price and immerse yourself in this popular reverse harem series. About One girl. Five men. A deserted paradise island. What would you do? Olivia Bailey is up for The Challenge. Why the heck wouldn't she be? With mariner qualifications piled high, engineering experience to rival someone twice her age, she's ready to take on the mighty Pacific Ocean and win. But what about her fellow crew? Five guys, four nationalities. A billionaire's heir who likes to take charge in every aspect of life, an outback expert with a heart-stopping smile, a Spanish chef with mouthwatering moves and sexy twins who reveal themselves slowly, until it matters, then they act fast. An adventure was what Olivia wanted, it's certainly what she gets. Because things at sea happen in a heartbeat, friendships grow, tempers heat and desire flares. But what about when it all upends? When the unexpected happens? Will they pull together, or will fear drag the crew of Temptress apart?
Love on Laird Avenue
Who said it would be easy for Tatum to leave her over-protective father, buy a 1911 bungalow, and start her own business at the same time? When things fall apart, literally, she hires a hunky home restoration specialist named Ryan to come to her rescue. She never dreamed he'd have his own ideas about protecting her...namely sabotaging her dates. "Love on Laird Avenue is a fine and much recommended read, not to be missed." Midwest Book Review
Indulgence and Temperance by Faye Hall Sins of the Virtuous, Book 2
Would you abandon the woman you love for your own indulgence? Beth Meridian has returned home, hoping to leave her sordid past behind her and settle into a quiet life. When her childhood friend, Hannah Raeburn, offers her a place to stay, Beth knows it won't be long until she runs into Hannah's brother, Daniel. What she doesn't expect is for him to reignite feelings deep in her heart, reminding her of the kiss they shared before she left town. Daniel Raeburn's past is scandalous, his sinful indulgences allowing him more wealth than he could ever need. Still, he wants more, and his gluttonous appetite for wealth and women leads him to buy into a partnership at the local hellfire club. When Hannah goes missing, Beth and Daniel follow her trail through the Australian outback. Witnessing the womanizer Daniel is, Beth flees on a cattle train headed north. Desperate to explain his actions, Daniel follows her. Arriving in the small town of Jarvisfield, Daniel is shocked to learn that Beth is now the owner of the largest cattle company in the area. He's even more shocked to discover that the preacher controlling the town, and stealing from the townspeople, is his once business partner William Maxon. He's convinced this man is also responsible for his sister's disappearance. When he learns William has Beth picked out as his next victim, Daniel knows he must do whatever it takes to make her listen to the truth. But she has no interest in hearing anything he has to say.
Lust and Chastity by Faye Hall Sins of the Virtuous, Book 1
Would you surrender the pleasure of lust to become a lady of chastity? Darien Avery followed Caitlyn Sinclair from England to Australia, memories of their intense love affair fresh in his mind. When they arrive he quickly learns he isn't the only man in this new country who's infatuated with the breathtaking, blonde-haired beauty. Women are turning up dead, victims to the worst kinds of depraved acts—women who fit Caitlyn's description—and every clue to the murderer leads back to Darien's family. Frantic to save Caitlyn's life, he sends her up north to her family, hoping to free her from the murderer's grasp. But she never makes it there. When he receives word that her dead body has been found, his heart breaks and he throws himself into a life of debauchery and sin as punishment for failing to save the woman he loves. When yet another murder occurs, Darien believes he will be accused of the crime, so he flees. He finds himself in Jarvisfield—the same town where Caitlyn's family lives. But he soon learns that the murderer who has been butchering blonde-haired, green-eyed women has followed him there. He's in for even more of a shock when he discovers that his beloved Caitlyn is not dead, and has in fact, been living in Jarvisfield for months. This time he will protect her. However, Caitlyn is having none of it. She believes Darien has betrayed her, and she won't fall for him again.
Heart of Stone by Faye Hall
Slavery, corruption, and murder threaten to separate them. Isabella Miley is trapped. Her brother and protector is dead—murdered on a slave trader's ship—and now Samuel Buchanan, the man she fears most, has papers placing her in servitude to him. When he threatens to make her his wife and offer her out as payment to all the men he owes money to, she runs for her life, and straight into the arms of Ruben Stoneheart. But before she can ask for his help she finds herself dragged back to Samuel and into bondage. Ruben wanted a life far away from the blackbirding slave trade he was once involved in. He watched too many people die on those ships. That wasn't the life he wanted. He wants peace, a wife, family. When the Irish beauty Isabella ran into his arms, she stirred feelings in him unlike anything he'd ever experienced. Never could he have imagined her to be the wife of his once business partner, Samuel Buchanan. Curious how such a wondrous woman could have ended up entangled with a brute like Samuel, Ruben delves into her past, eager to know more about this woman he's quickly losing his heart to. What he finds is a slave contract with her name on it.
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Adam Lachlan, a tall drink of scrumptious masculinity, has been exiled from his dragon-shifter clan for the past two hundred years. His bad-boy charm has been harnessed to succeed as a Master Dom in the mortal world. He's spent decades isolating himself emotionally. Willow Greer is beautiful, intelligent and charming. Men have pursued her, but she's flown from them all. Willow has a secret burden. Adopted in infancy, and having no explanation for shifting into a Pegasus at puberty, she's cloistered herself romantically. Without knowing the full truth of her nature, how can she commit to love? When Adam's fire meets Willow's short fuse, flirtation is on! At the onset, secrets are guarded, once their true selves are revealed, the complications begin. Can they overcome the problems of romance between different shifter species? Will they drop their emotional baggage and risk love's bondage?
Promises Renewed
A heartbreaking secret stands between Brianna and Jackson, and she plans to keep it that way… When Brianna Caufield hosts an online auction to raise money for her fledgling youth center, the last thing she expects is to be matched for a date with Jackson Reed. Lured by the fame of an NFL career, the hometown hero and all-star quarterback broke off their engagement without so much as a backward glance. Now, washed-up and wiser, Jack's come home with renewed faith and a changed heart—and he wants Brianna back. No matter how much she still cares for Jackson, Brianna knows the secret she harbors will destroy any chance of a future together. Can Jack find a way to coax the secret to the surface? And if he does, will forgiveness draw them closer together…or will their love be shattered forever?
Her Lover's Secret
When twenty-something office worker Rachel spills wine all over herself and a devastatingly handsome older man at her friends' wedding reception, she little realises that it's the beginning of a heart-stopping journey of emotional discovery. Or that the gorgeous hunk she's just dowsed in house red is the owner of the very company she works for! Lawrence Brady is stunned to discover his state of weary ennui shattered by the beautiful woman who upends her glass of wine all over him. Rachel seems bold and eager for a sensual adventure… and he's just the man to show her new horizons, in a thrillingly intense but short-lived no strings affair. But what if their fling becomes more? Will Lawrence's secret sorrow destroy their chance of happiness and a future together? Or will Rachel's troubled past make it impossible for her to give her heart to him?
The Royal Marine
"I told you not to give me your heart yet—I hadn't earned it. Trouble is I'd already laid mine in your hands. "
Exception to the Rule
Free on Kindle Unlimited. Or, ebook 99 cents! Delilah Bennet had never fallen in love. As a writer, she had written thousands of scenes depicting it, but love was something that always eluded her. Secure with anonymity behind her laptop as a ghost-writer, Delilah was in total control to freely manipulate the male characters she created. The men in her stories were well scripted, and she was comfortable being the marionette in total control of every move they made. In her relationships with men, Delilah preferred one-night stands to the devious mind games men played while dating. With an unexpected chance meeting, Jake Hastings entered Delilah's life uninvited, yet as fate would have it, seemingly beyond her control. With his lightning blue eyes, sultry deep voice and rugged sexual energy, this heartthrob was more than Delilah could resist. Jake was shattering all the stereotyped notions of men that Delilah had become accustomed to. But, was he merely saying what she wanted to hear, or was he truly sincere? Would Delilah finally be able to find love, or would Jake merely be an additional notch on her bedpost and her first heartbreak?
Touch
Can his touch thaw her icy façade? Dr. Lily Cole might just be as cool as the surrounding ice to others, but awkward and shy Lily chooses to focus on her research than pursuing relationships. Her interests widen somewhat when she's put in charge of showing a handsome philanthropist around the facility in the hopes of acquiring much needed funding. Kieran King is used to having people fawning over him so when he meets surly Dr. Cole, he's intrigued. His research has deemed them a good cause but the main draw is meeting the fascinating researcher. Challenged, he's determined to show that he has knowledge as well as skills he's more than willing to share with her. In and out of bed. But will Lily let him?
SEX for FUN
Sex with a stranger might just be what Olivia needs. But, can she pull off a one-night stand? She had it all…brains, beauty, a rewarding nursing career, a fiancé and devoted friends. Then life happened. With her broken engagement and Olivia nearing the Big Three-O, she needed something. But what? Her best friend, Jude, was convinced a one-night stand was the solution. While contemplating the possibility of sex with a total stranger, Olivia meets Graham, an Adonis, possessing captivating lightning-blue eyes, an amazingly exquisite physique and a delicious smile. This businessman from Pottsville, PA, merely visiting her city, could be the perfect candidate. Her sexual attraction to him was raw and immediate. Should she seduce him and take the risk? Olivia is about to find out what it means to leave her comfort zone and begins an adventure of a lifetime.
Tamed by the Alien
Just released! "Adrienne Blake has hit this one out of this world. You'll be swooning, blushing, flushing and panting with the heat between these characters. I love these alien romances because the authors let their imaginations free and the readers are lucky enough to witness it. These types of books have great world-building and the story lines that are so intricately plotted. There's so much going on with the various characters that you get sucked into this world and its politics and the lives of these characters, and you're sitting on the edge of your seat wanting to find out what happens next. As always, there's a central romance that is full of emotion and action and has a wonderful happy end. It's fascinating to see how everything interweaves and connects and how it all unfolds."
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SHIELD OF THE PALIDINE - Best Adventure 2017
NOVEL WRITING FESTIVAL named SHIELD OF THE PALIDINE as one of 2017's best of ADVENTURE Novel Stories from around the world. What happens when you throw a spoiled French princess and a stinky peasant boy into the world of Greek Mythology? Chaos, intrigue, adventure, and love.
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Brannon arrives at Itayu Lake to visit his aunts and find his mate. Kyle is in the area to take photos, having learned about it from a friend. Brannon is hesitant but unable to keep himself away from the human. Kyle is inexplicably drawn to the beautiful man. Their meeting will change both of their lives! This title is offered at a 10% discount. Offer ends midnight CST, May 8th.
Only For the Night
She needs a Dom with heart. He sees the lifestyle as heartless. Can a brave submissive show a rock star that accepting his true nature will be nirvana for both of them? Letting go with her may help him put the pieces of himself—and his band—back together again. Struggling with the death of her mother, Sage Lyndsey turned to her Dom for comfort, but his impatience led to a humiliating scene in front of their club. Devastated, she runs to a small town on the Cali coast. Buying into Citrus Pointe's bakery may be her best decision ever—if she can overcome the embarrassment of having her new landlord's dog steal her towel right in front of him. It gets worse when she realizes he's none other than rock bassist Hank Nash, and despite the problems it would cause, she wants nothing more than his talented hands on her, bending her to his will. Hank is an ex-cop who knows all too well what dominance looks like when it turns to abuse—he saw the consequences on another cop's wife. After turning the man in, Hank left that life behind to start a rock band, Weekend Washout. Now he's fighting to keep the band together, and to deny his urge to dominate pretty, spunky Sage. But when Sage's ex-Dom reappears, Hank is forced into a life-changing decision: Accept both their needs and gain more than one night with Sage, or retreat to the safe life he's built so carefully?
Tressa Finalist for the 2017 Millennium Book Award
"Tressa" was named on Book Viral final list of authors for the 2017 Millennium Book Award
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