Book Tour: Touched, the Marnie Baranuik Files #1 by AJ Aalto (PNR/UF)





Title: Touched (The Marnie Baranuik Files #1)

Author: AJ Aalto

Genre: Paranormal, Urban Fantasy

The media has a nickname for Marnie Baranuik, though she’d rather they didn’t; they call her the Great White Shark, a rare dual-talented forensic psychic. Twice-Touched by the Blue Sense–which gives her the ability to feel the emotions of others, and read impressions left behind on objects–Marnie also has a doctorate in preternatural biology and a working knowledge of the dark arts. She is considered without peer in the psychic community.

Then her first big FBI case ended with a bullet in one shoulder and a chip on the other, a queasy heart and a serial killer in the wind, leaving her a public flop and a private wreck. When the FBI’s preternatural crimes unit tracks her down at a remote mountain lodge for her insight on a local case, her quiet retirement is promptly besieged by a stab-happy starlet, a rampaging ghoul, and a vampire-hunting jackass in tight Wranglers. Marnie figures the only real mystery is which one will kill her first.

Too mean to die young, backed up by friends in cold places, and running with a mouth as demure as a cannon’s blast, Marnie Baranuik is about to discover that there’s no such thing as quitting time when you’re Touched.

Author Bio

AJ Aalto is the author of the paranormal mystery series The Marnie Baranuik Files. Aalto is an unrepentant liar and a writer of  blathering nonsense offset by factual gore. When not working on her novels, you can find her singing Monty Python songs in the shower, eavesdropping on perfect strangers, stalking her eye doctor, or failing at one of her fruitless hobbies. Generally a fan of anyone with a passion for the ridiculous, she has a weak spot for smug pseudo-intellectuals and narcissistic jerks; readers will find her work littered with flawed monsters and oodles of snark.

AJ cannot say no to a Snickers bar and has been known to swallow her gum.






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New Release: Polar Bared by Eve Langlais (PNR)

Polar Bared

by Eve Langlais (PNR)


What’s a bear to do when a human has a polar-izing effect? Gene only has one thing on his mind, vengeance, until Vicky crashes into his life. When Vicky accidentally slides into the side of a polar bear, she doesn’t expect to fall in love. Eaten yes, perhaps used as a chew toy, but become the object of a bear’s affection and lust? Crazy! Almost as crazy as the fact the polar bear turns out to be a man. A sexy man. A man who growls, and roars and does everything he can to chase her away. Only to come back. Poor Gene. After the pain and betrayal he suffered in the war all he wants is vengeance against the brothers who left him behind. But he’s confused when instead of wanting to punish him for his evil acts, they offer him forgiveness. As if that weren’t annoying enough, the cutest geek he ever met—with caramel kissed skin covering a lush, rounded figure and wearing the sexiest dark rimmed glasses—won’t leave him alone. Or more like, he can’t seem to stop following her.

And it isn’t just because someone is out to hurt her.

He wants her. But does he want her more than vengeance?


With a growl, he shifted shapes and stood, hands on his hips, glaring down at her.

“What am I going to do with you?” he muttered aloud.

She would, of course, take that moment to flutter her eyes open, blink, take in his appearance, and then, instead of screaming as expected, replied, in a slurred voice, “Wow. Can I suggest you do me?”

Well, that was unexpected. He surely misunderstood. “What the fuck did you say?”

She squinted, her glasses lost or tucked away. “You are naked.”



“Why what?”

“Why are you naked? It’s cold out here.” As if to make that point clear, she shivered. “So cold.”

He held in yet another sigh. “You need to get somewhere warm before you die.”

“You mean I’m not dead yet?”

“Emphasis on the yet,” he grumbled.

“Oh. I guess I’m close then. That would explain why I’m hallucinating a giant naked man is talking to me.”

She thought him a hallucination? That might actually work in his favor.

“This is all a dream.”

A sigh escaped her. “Figures. I never have good ones. Why can’t I have one where I’m on a warm beach? With you naked still of course.” She smiled and giggled.

Gene frowned. Someone was feeling the effects of being out in the cold for too long. It happened. Something about the air, and other mumbo jumbo shit he didn’t pay much attention to. As a shifter he didn’t suffer from normal human frailties.

But she apparently did.

“Do you have a name?” he asked as he bent down to pick her up.

“Victoria, but people usually call me Vicky. Or Trippy. I’m a little clumsy,” she said in an almost whisper, as if confiding in him.

Clumsy was understating it from what he’d seen so far. With her in his arms, he faced the dilemma of how to climb the hill. He solved it the same way he had in the desert with one of his fallen mates. “I’m going to put you on my back. I need you to hold tight around my neck and wrap your legs around my waist.”

“You want me to piggyback you?”

“Yes,” he said, shifting her around his torso.

She clung to him, her chin resting on his shoulder, her limbs snug around him. It warmed him more than it should have.

“Don’t let go,’ he warned as he began to climb.

“I won’t. I can do anything in a dream,” she announced. “I can pretend I’m skinny and beautiful. I can meet strange naked men. I can even kiss them.”

And she did. She planted a sloppy smooch on his neck, and he almost lost his footing.

“What the hell was that for?” he barked.

“A thank you?” she said in a meek voice.

“You don’t need to thank me. This is a dream, remember?” He practically growled the words at her but couldn’t erase the sizzling heat of her embrace.

~ A New York Times & USA Today Bestseller
~ #1 Amazon Paranormal Romance Bestselling Author
~ Top 10 AllRomance Bestselling Author 2013

Hello, my name is Eve. I’m a stay at home mom who writes full time in between juggling my three kids, hubby, and housework, I write really raunchy stuff–usually with werewolves lol.

I am a bestselling Amazon author, ranking often in their top 100 romance authors. But I’m not just popular with Kindle readers. I was one of the top ten selling authors on AllRomance for 2013 and have had numerous of my books hit the top 20 books over all on Barnes & Nobles as well.

I am the first person to admit I am totally boring and lead a mundane life. Seriously. My idea of fun is shopping at our local Walmart lol. I like to play video games, cook, and read. My inspiration, hmm, I guess you could say hubby as he is a total alpha male which means I often want to club him over head with a frying pan. But, despite his ornery, ‘I-am-man’ nature, I love him dearly.

I’m writing romance, my way. I do have a twisted imagination and a sarcastic sense of humor something I like to let loose in my writing. I like strong alpha males, naked chests and werewolves. Lots of werewolves. In fact, you’ll notice most of my multi partner stories revolve around great, big, overprotective Lycans who just want to please their woman. I am also extremely partial to aliens, you know the kind who abduct their woman and then drive them insane…with pleasure of course.

My heroines, they kind of run the gamut. I have some that are shy and soft spoken, others that will kick a man in the balls and laugh. Many of them are chubby, because in my world, girls with curves ROCK! Oh and some of my heroines are a teeny tiny bit evil, but in their defense, they need love too.

Some of my work does push boundaries and cross lines. Good and evil aren’t always clear in my tales, and in some cases, I’ve stomped on well known religious ideologies. Have I mentioned my imagination is a tad bit warped?

I tend to have a lot of sexual tension in my tales because I think all torrid love affairs start with a tingle in our tummies. And when my characters do finally give in to the needs of their flesh? Well, let’s just say, you shouldn’t be reading my stuff at work. The door is wide open, explicit and hot. Really, really hot.

I love to write, and while I don’t always know what my mind is going to come up with next, I can promise it will be fun, probably humorous and most of all romantic, because I love a happily ever after.

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So Rayna lately…

So lately I have been doing absolutely no reading. Over the summer I was i Girl Scout hell and when school started I got a job as a waitress. I know right me with people. And no one has yet called the cops on me.

However busy I was I did find time for some light skimming of new and upcoming books. And I have to say, there really is nothing I am looking forward to reading that is coming out anytime soon.

WTH! Maybe I am burnt out or need a new genre to read for a bit or I could just be plain ol’ tired. I don’t know what that means exactly, but to me that means it is time to search for new to me authors. Does anybody have someone they would like to share with me?

New Release: Heat by Kailin Gow (New Adult Romance serial)


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Bobby Cummings went to Paris to study at the same international culinary institute as his sister Taryn Cummings. Instead of taking it seriously as she did, he wanted to sample all the goods in Paris, especially the pretty girls there. Why not? He was 19 and the world was his oyster. He wanted to be just like Errol King, a Master Chef, who taught at the Institute and was a notorious bad boy chef.

The only thing was someone was going to walk into his life and put a wrench into his plans…someone with eyes like violets and hair like chocolate silk, and a smoldering passion that consumes him whenever they’re together.

He didn’t think she would be his type at all. He didn’t think he would be hot for Lily, his teacher at the Culinary Institute. Now what would Taryn think? What would Errol think?

Whatever they thought…there’s one thing he knew for certain, things with Lily and at the Institute had just gotten heated.

This is a 4 book serial.

Heat is a spin off of Kailin’s Master Chef’s Series. Enter to win an ebook set all three, Devour Me, Savor Me and Consume Me!


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Kailin Gow’s life is sometimes more fascinating and stranger than fiction, which is being chronicled in a feature film based on a treatment optioned and in development for a release date of 2018. ( – The Colorful Worlds of Kailin Gow 2018). Her true life experiences as a world traveler where she has traveled to over 25 countries, logging hundreds of thousands of miles, absorbing the cultures and collecting stories relating to places and the romance of the land, and incidents in her personal life, has inspired her to write and publish over 170 books with over 30 series.

She is noted as an indie pioneer, as one of the first to publish in 2001. Breaking stereotypes, her books has crossed traditional and indie lines, gaining recognition in schools and libraries, as well as the indie community. Her action adventure young adult fantasy series, The Frost Series, an ALA YALSA Reader’s Choice Nominated book series – had been optioned by an international film company and is currently in development as a game and a film at Five of her fantasy/action adventure series have been optioned to be made into worldwide games.

Kailin Gow has been known in The World Journal, an international newspaper, to be a phenomenon. She was profiled on the homepage of as an Author Success Story who overcame personal obstacles to become a bestselling author, appeared as one of Amazon’s top authors for the Kindle Fire launch release, and is one of the earliest indie authors who have sold over a million books. She writes for Fast Company as a publishing expert, had appeared on a major network Television News as a bestselling author who writes fiction and non-fiction with a social conscious, and has made speeches and appearances across the U.S. and on top 15 national radio regarding self-esteem and issues relating to women.

Kailin Gow was an invited speaker and signing author at Book Expo America (BEA)2014.

Having experienced bullying firsthand and slander as a woman, Kailin Gow is an active advocate against bullying in the workplace and in schools. She has written Shy Girls Social Club Handbook Against Bullying and has helped launch Stories for Amanda where all proceeds go towards the Amanda Todd Foundation against bullying. She has written several books with the theme of abuse towards women and children, especially the steamy international bestselling The Protégé Series, which launched a book club initiative in battered women’s shelters and won The Indie Excellence Awards at NIEA for Erotica in 2014.

She holds a Masters Degree in Communications Management from The University of Southern California, and degrees in Drama and Social Ecology.

She resides in the American West with her husband and daughter, but had lived for a decade in Texas, and briefly in England. Besides being a full-time author, she volunteers for many organizations, is active in church helping build homes for the homeless and visit orphanages. A voracious reader, when she is not writing, she loves reading an entire series in one sitting! She spends way too much time on Facebook than she is supposed to at, but loves meeting new people from all walks of life.

She has over 30 Series, written under Kailin Gow, and more under her middle grade, women’s fiction, and mystery pen names:

***For 16 and up***

The Frost Series – COMPLETED. Bitter Frost Series Consists of 8 full-length novels.
The Wolf Fey Series – COMPLETED. Consists of 2 full-length novels and one novella.
Fairy Rose Chronicles – age 13 and up.
The PULSE Series – Next Book – Blood Ring (PULSE #9), releasing due to readers’ demand to continue the series. Consists of 9 full-length novels and one novella.
FADE Series – COMPLETED. ALL Full-length novels.
DESIRE Series – All Full-length novels. Last Book, FRENZY – 2015.
Fire Wars Series – All Full-length novels.
Alchemists Academy – All Full-length novels.
Wordwick Games – All Full-length novels.
Wicked Woods Series – COMPLETED. Consists of 5 full-length novels.
Steampunk Scarlett – All Full-length novels.
The Phantom Diaries – All Full-length novels. Last Book, DARK VICTORY – 2015.
Stoker Sisters – All Full-length novels. Last Book, SISTER OF THE STRIGOIS – 2015.

Beyond Crystal River – 2015 NEW SERIES.

SHADES – 2015 NEW SERIES. This is a high concept psychological thriller.

***For 18 and up (New Adult/Coming of Age)***

Loving Summer – All full-length novels.
The Donovan Brothers – All full-length novels.
Saving You Saving Me (You & Me Trilogy)- COMPLETED. Consists of 3 Full-length novels.
Never Knights – COMPLETED. Consists of 3 Full-length novels.
Rock Hard Love Hard – 1st book, Rock Hard Love Hard is now Available.

Sawyer House Chronicles (Spin-off of You & Me Trilogy) – Coming in 2015
Canvas – Coming in 2015

***For 18 and up (Adult/Steamy Romance)***

The Protege – COMPLETED. 3 Full-length novels.
Master Chefs – COMPLETED. Consists of 3 Full-length novels.
The Blue Room (Spin-off of Never Knights Trilogy) – Romantic Suspense.
Barely Legal (Spin-off of The Protégé) – Romantic Suspense.
The Oyster House – Artistic Romantic Thriller set in Hong Kong and England.
– Coming in 2015.

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Blog Tour & Review: Guarding Poppy by Christine Wenrick (PNR)

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by Christine Wenrick
Genre: Paranormal Romance





Alec Lambert was born to lead. He’s a ruling Elder of The Brethren, possessing steely confidence, natural smarts, and decisive problem solving abilities . . . and he’s not too bad on the eyes, either. Everything in his life has gone exactly according to plan—until the night of Brahm Hill. Alec loses his best friend at the hands of the uncle he trusted like a father, along with his previously unshakable faith to lead those with whom he’s charged. Despite this, he continues to press ahead, and for his next assignment he’s asked to protect a very beautiful but very clumsy Dhampir who’s being hunted by a powerful warlock. Suddenly, he finds his whole Brethren world is turned upside down . . . and he finds himself harboring a desire for her he can’t explain.

Poppy Honeywell knows she’s far from perfect. Bad things tend to happen when she’s around. She’s more than a little clumsy, with a phobia or two mixed in. Not to mention that her name is certainly unusual. But she doesn’t have time to worry about all that because she’s on the run and not about to back down from the arrogant Elder who’s just been assigned as her protector, claiming he has all the answers to her problems. The real problem, though, is . . . she’s irresistibly drawn to this man who faces constant danger and takes charge so naturally. But Poppy also sees that taking charge of others helps Alec mask his own very deep pain.


Plot: 4 Good plot. Not crazy complicated.
Sex: 3 On the conservative side. Not the dirty monkey sex I am used to, but it moved the story forward and enriched the relationship between the character.
Overall Enjoyment: 4 I liked the concept of the story.  I had a dificult time liking the heroine. I found that she was annoying and seemed flighty. Yes she had issues and so did Alec but Poppy seemed too lost at times.  I look forward to seeing what else Ms. Wenwick has in store for us in the next book,
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“Why. Am. I. On. A. Plane?” Poppy emphasized each word as her hands gripped at the luxurious sofa arm beside her. But the modern jet seemed determined to bounce all of them out of their seats as the cabin continued to jostle about angrily. They were definitely in the middle of some mean turbulence, which was to be expected of anyone fool enough to be flying in a small plane in winter conditions.
“Because it’s the most efficient way to get someone across an ocean,” Alec answered. “We still have about an hour or so before we land. So you’re going to have to let me know if you’re going to panic on me.”
Her gaze narrowed on him angrily as she pushed her next breath through her nostrils. “Can I just hit you instead and we’ll call it even?!”
His brow lifted as if he found that comment interesting.
Poppy leapt to her feet inside the small cabin and she noticed Alec braced his hands against his chair arm as if to steady himself. Surely he didn’t think she was really going to hit him? “You’re not going to trip again, are you?” he asked her.
Poppy glared at him and then down at herself. She was looking for any reasonable explanation to defend the innate clumsiness he’d gotten to experience firsthand within the first minute of meeting her in Joseph’s study. “These are very challenging heels!”
Yep. That was the best she could come up with.
The Elder smiled. No, it was definitely more of a smirk. “I’m sure they are,” he replied. “Now, will you please sit down before you get bounced off your feet? The turbulence may get worse before it gets better.”
“Worse?” Poppy squeaked. She might very well end up back in his lap if this turbulence got any worse. She didn’t like to think of herself as a coward, but when it came to flying she definitely was, even more so than her irrational fear of spiders. They just had too many legs. “Look—you need to understand. I don’t fly! Ever . . .! You need to find a way to land this plane, right now!”
“I can’t do that. As I explained, we’re over a lake.”
“Well get un-over the lake!”
The Elder didn’t say anything in response, just seemed to contemplate that. He removed the reading glasses that were a dead giveaway that he was human, though, he looked fit enough to give even one of his Dhampir guards a run for their money. He’d certainly felt fit enough when she had crash-landed into his chest in Joseph’s study . . . which had been utterly embarrassing. One moment, she’d been fully prepared to burst in and make her case to Joseph about why she needed to stay at The Hallow, and the next, the tip of her shoe had caught on the carpet and she was flying forward straight into a complete stranger.
“In an effort to have us all on the ground safely as soon as possible, I do not recommend suddenly veering off course to get ‘un-over’ a lake. We will be starting our descent shortly.”
“Oh God, descent . . .,” she mumbled to herself as she rubbed her hands over her face. “This is not good. This is not good.”
“It will be all—”
“Where are we landing . . . Elder Lambert?” she added awkwardly, realizing they had not actually exchanged first names.
He returned his glasses to the bridge of his nose and went back to looking at his tablet. “You may call me Alec. I much prefer it to Elder Lambert. We’ll be landing in Alberta at The Oracle, The Brethren site I’m in charge of. After discussing it, Joseph and I felt this would be the best place for you to stay.”
“Well, isn’t that nice,” she answered him flippantly. “You discussed it. By any chance—in any of this heavy dialogue—did anyone consider asking me if I wanted to go to Canada?”
Alec just sighed in that ‘you’re going to cause me a lot of trouble, aren’t you’ sort of way.

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Christine is a graduate of Washington State University where she received a BA in Interior Design. And true to form of using mostly her ‘right brain’, she splits her time between her commercial design career and her imaginary world of writing. She lives in the scenic Pacific Northwest where she enjoys hiking, camping and photographing many of the wonderful places that served as inspiration for her writing. Her biggest reward in life is any given day when one of her books connects with a reader because she herself is such a lover of reading. Some of her favorite authors include Lisa Kleypas, Julia Quinn, and Kimberly Derting.


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Blog Tour: The Encounter by Jacey Holbrand

The Encounter by Jacey Holbrand
The Agency ~ 1
‘Zen’ Zenas is the top agent at The Agency and is known for his brusque
demeanor. He’s also known to be tough on trainees. Those who find
themselves under his tutelage usually don’t last long. When he’s
assigned a new assistant, Seth Trivos, Zen’s faced with questions about
his past he’s not too keen on answering.
Trivos knew Evan once upon a time, loved him even, but when Evan
disappeared, he unknowingly broke Seth’s heart. Now, he’s in Evan’s
world as the newest recruit at The Agency, and he’s looking for answers.
Zen chase away another new assistant because he doesn’t want to open up
about a past encounter or will being forced on a case together make him
face the demons he’s been trying to hide from?
Be Warned: m/m sex




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Adult Excerpt
Seth, for being here and listening.”
don’t have to thank me. What are friends for?” Deciding to be bold, Seth kissed
Zen’s forehead, followed by his cheek, and left his face close to Zen’s.
hot breath warmed his face, but Seth didn’t mind. His eyes fluttered closed as
the words “kiss me” repeated in his head. Just as he wished, Zen’s lips found
his, but it wasn’t the easy-going, lingering first kiss he expected.
threw his arms around him in a tight hold and claimed his mouth with wild
abandon. Seth’s head reeled. He couldn’t believe he and Zen were kissing.
Granted, it wasn’t anything like the soft moments and slow love making he’d
imagined over the years, but he’d take what he could get at the moment.
moved his hands up and down Seth’s back. The heated touch under his jacket and
over his shirt seared his skin in a delightful way. Zen’s lips pressed upon his
almost too violently. He swept his tongue out, forcing Seth to open his mouth.
adored the taste of him, salty and spicy, and his scent of leather and earth as
for so long he’d waited to have Zen in his arms, his body close. Zen’s lips
trailed down his neck. Seth reached up and cupped the back of Zen’s head. Zen
pulled at his shirt, tugging it from the confines of his pants without breaking
the kiss. In the process of kissing him, somehow Zen was able to unbutton and
unzip both their pants and free their cocks out of the openings.
rushed through Seth, clawing at his insides. Zen clutched at him like a
drowning man scrambling for purchase on any floating thing to save him from the
watery depths. Hands traveled over his shoulders, up his shirt, feeling all the
nuances of his chest and back down to his rock-hard cock. The man held their
dicks against each other, and Seth sucked in a long stream of air. The feel of
their two satiny lengths rubbing together was a heady sensation.
turned their bodies and laid them down. He stretched over Seth. Seth loved
feeling the weight and heat of Zen’s strong body atop his. Still, Zen continued
to kiss him, and he continued to surrender to the demand of Zen’s mouth.


Author Bio

Jacey Holbrand believes love comes in all forms and should be celebrated. She’s committed to her muse and writing so she can share those kinds of stories with readers. Hot days. Sexy nights. Come play in her world. Jacey loves to hear from readers! Click the link to eMail her:




















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The Encounter by Jacey Holbrand
The Agency ~ 1
‘Zen’ Zenas is the top agent at The Agency and is known for his brusque
demeanor. He’s also known to be tough on trainees. Those who find
themselves under his tutelage usually don’t last long. When he’s
assigned a new assistant, Seth Trivos, Zen’s faced with questions about
his past he’s not too keen on answering.
Trivos knew Evan once upon a time, loved him even, but when Evan
disappeared, he unknowingly broke Seth’s heart. Now, he’s in Evan’s
world as the newest recruit at The Agency, and he’s looking for answers.
Zen chase away another new assistant because he doesn’t want to open up
about a past encounter or will being forced on a case together make him
face the demons he’s been trying to hide from?
Be Warned: m/m sex













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PG Excerpt







Get in here.”



rolled his eyes at Chief’s voice booming through the phone intercom and pushed
away from his desk. Leaving the comfort of his corner office, he ignored the
“ooos” of his fellow coworkers scattered throughout the low-wall partitioned
cube farm. He jokingly gave them the middle finger as he turned toward his
boss’s office.



“Chief” Krantz, owner of The Agency, wanted to see him, and it wasn’t because
he was in trouble, as those around him would like to believe. A new protégé was
in his future—if his earlier glimpse of the young pup coming to report for his
first day of work was any indication.



The Chief loved to give him “the fresh fish.” He said if the trainees could survive
him and his attitude, they could survive anything. He couldn’t argue. The work
he did for The Agency was serious, and he expected others to take it the same
way. Unfortunately, a good portion of the new employees who came in didn’t.
They treated what went on with the cases as a novelty.



reality shows, making the search for the paranormal, supernatural, and alien
existence seem like easy fun
. Real people had real issues. They needed to be
treated with respect



he did have a way of reading people and cutting through the bullshit, and most
people couldn’t handle his frankness. It’s the reason why his boss gave him the
newbies. He weeded out the nonserious adventure-seekers. All three “fish” he
had in the past year and a half left The Agency and went on to other careers.
When the third left, the guy said he was going to go work in his brother’s
kennel—the bitches there would be nicer to him.



be it. Zen liked working alone.



office door stood open an inch. Before entering, he decided to take a moment to
assess the situation. Always good to get the lay of the land before stepping
into something new. Peering in, he fixed his gaze on the recent hire standing
opposite Owen, who was sitting at his desk, and purposely eavesdropped on the conversation.



new guy was already nitpicking his role at The Agency. His main beef: working
with Zen on assignments.





Adult Excerpt
Seth, for being here and listening.”
don’t have to thank me. What are friends for?” Deciding to be bold, Seth kissed
Zen’s forehead, followed by his cheek, and left his face close to Zen’s.
hot breath warmed his face, but Seth didn’t mind. His eyes fluttered closed as
the words “kiss me” repeated in his head. Just as he wished, Zen’s lips found
his, but it wasn’t the easy-going, lingering first kiss he expected.
threw his arms around him in a tight hold and claimed his mouth with wild
abandon. Seth’s head reeled. He couldn’t believe he and Zen were kissing.
Granted, it wasn’t anything like the soft moments and slow love making he’d
imagined over the years, but he’d take what he could get at the moment.
moved his hands up and down Seth’s back. The heated touch under his jacket and
over his shirt seared his skin in a delightful way. Zen’s lips pressed upon his
almost too violently. He swept his tongue out, forcing Seth to open his mouth.
adored the taste of him, salty and spicy, and his scent of leather and earth as
for so long he’d waited to have Zen in his arms, his body close. Zen’s lips
trailed down his neck. Seth reached up and cupped the back of Zen’s head. Zen
pulled at his shirt, tugging it from the confines of his pants without breaking
the kiss. In the process of kissing him, somehow Zen was able to unbutton and
unzip both their pants and free their cocks out of the openings.
rushed through Seth, clawing at his insides. Zen clutched at him like a
drowning man scrambling for purchase on any floating thing to save him from the
watery depths. Hands traveled over his shoulders, up his shirt, feeling all the
nuances of his chest and back down to his rock-hard cock. The man held their
dicks against each other, and Seth sucked in a long stream of air. The feel of
their two satiny lengths rubbing together was a heady sensation.
turned their bodies and laid them down. He stretched over Seth. Seth loved
feeling the weight and heat of Zen’s strong body atop his. Still, Zen continued
to kiss him, and he continued to surrender to the demand of Zen’s mouth.


Author Bio


Jacey Holbrand believes love comes in all forms and should be celebrated. She’s committed to her muse and writing so she can share those kinds of stories with readers. Hot days. Sexy nights. Come play in her world. Jacey loves to hear from readers! Click the link to eMail her:




















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Book Tour: All In by Autumn Stark


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by Autumn Stark


Jay Markham, a wildly popular actor and a chronic womanizer, has become bored with his life. Jay decides to take a break and goes to visit his life-long best friend and famous romance novelist, Anthony Tate. But just because Jay decides to take a break doesn’t mean his fans will let him. The fans and the paparazzi follow him to the small Washington town and, in an effort to escape a particularly dogged fan, Jay ducks into the first open door he can find.

Parker Hardisson is a fairly normal, if self-contained, woman in her, ahem, early thirties. Relatively happy with her life as a freelance translator, she gets to work out of her own home and enjoy her life as quiet and drama-free as possible. So what if she’s a teensy bit lonely? So what if there’s some part of her that wants to explore the world? Things are working out just fine. So, when a mega-movie star comes slamming into her house, she wonders if she’s finally cracked.

Parker seizes the opportunity to make the deal of a lifetime. No strings, no questions. The problem is, Jay is playing this game by his own rules.


It seemed like a million years, the fall. It went in slow motion. Parker saw the glint of the sun on the kitchen window panes. She heard Jay Mason yelling behind her. She could hear the sound of a siren somewhere. In the mix, she would swear she heard a bird and even some wind chimes.

Parker didn’t remember the actual moment she hit the ground. One minute she was streaking through the air, the song of chaos and the bright morning sun guiding her down, and the next she was laying in the grass, curled in a ball. The damp grass clung to the side of her face and Parker’s eyes didn’t seem to want to open. She thought she heard her name being called.

She tried harder to open her eyes and realized that the wet grass wasn’t what wet her face. It was blood. She saw a flash of light through the red and could swear she heard Gabe’s voice calling to her, but then it all went black again.

The next thing she remembered was the repeated flashes of light and the sound of too many people talking at once. Someone rudely shoved a light into her eyes. Parker groaned and tried to move her arm to shove the light away.

“Parker? Parker Hardisson? Can you hear me? Can you open your eyes to tell me you hear me?” Parker fought through the haze in her head. She wasn’t sure why the voice wanted her to open her eyes, but she knew it was somehow important. She fought to open her eyes, squinting against the light until her eyelids briefly rolled up. Then she remembered what was so important.



AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Autumn Stark writes Romance with a sense of humor and a whole lotta steamy fun. Doesn’t mean there aren’t a few whips every now and then, but she’s a sucker for a happy ending. Autumn has been writing in one capacity or another her entire life, but Break Me is her debut novel.


Autumn Stark is the pen name for author and publisher, April Oglesbee. (


All In is the second book in the All In series. Book 1 is already available on Amazon, B&N, and iBooks. Book 3 will be released in June 2014.








This is the second book in the All In series. Book 1 is already available on Amazon, B&N, and iBooks. Book 3 will be released in June 2014.


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Book Teaser: Ablaze by Morgan Black (ER)

Ablaze by Morgan Black

Erotic Romance Novella

Book 1 – Fireside

What if love was like gasoline? Light a match and become engulfed in it’s flame.

Cheyenne is attempting to run into the arm’s of her betrothed Collin, when fate intervenes and she becomes trapped at her family’s cabin with another man. Luke, a ranch hand at her father’s farm, makes her heart race. When the lights go out, she finds herself falling into his arms, and into his bed.

This is a serialized set of erotic romance titles. Ablaze is the first installment and it is novella length.

*This book is not suitable for readers under the age of 18.*


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Morgan Black is a hair stylist by day and hottie writer by night. She walks her dogs in high heels and never leaves the house without red lipstick. She firmly believes in the power of Zen, and does Yoga freely in her backyard, in her favorite set of pumps.
Morgan Black also writes hot vampire erom under M. Black.

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Cover Reveal: Summer in Dallas by Diamond Davenport (CR)

Title: Summer in Dallas
Author: Diamond Davenport
Release Date: August 21st, 2014 (Subject to
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Summer is in Dallas, even though she doesn’t want to be. But when she saw her grandparents for the first time in a long time, she
decided she might as well make the most of it and enjoy her time on the farm.
And the appearance of Barrett, the sexy farm hand who is doing whatever it
takes to keep one of the horses comfortable as she battles disease, definitely
makes the early mornings and long days worthwhile. But Barrett has a few
secrets hidden in the closet and Summer’s not sure if things will work out if
Barrett came open his heart and come clean. Plus, everyone around her warns her
away from him. But Summer can’t help the attraction she has toward the
gorgeous, mysterious cowboy
About the Author:
Diamond Davenport is new to the indie community. She is an
avid reader and writer. She enjoys reading romance novels, and erotica novels.
Her first book Summer in Dallas is a romance novel and book one in The Seasons
Series. In her spare time she likes to cook, garden and hang out with her
family. Her new hobby is to sit in front of the computer and write. She has
fallen in love with the fictional world!


Book Blitz: Let Love Live by Melissa Collins (M/M)

Let Love Live by Melissa Collins is now available!

Although this is part of a series, it can be read as a STANDALONE.

Who would you become if you lost the only person who ever mattered?
For twenty-six year old Dylan Hopkins, the answer is easy. He’s become no one. Memories of the happier times are all he has left as he finds himself meandering numbly through his now dull life. Though he cares about his work and family dearly, he’s yet to let himself find love again. Afraid of letting go of what he once had, Dylan chooses to keep his heart buried, where it belongs, having died a long time ago.
Conner Michelson is about to change everything Dylan knows. He’s every bit the bad boy persona – tatted up, ex-MMA fighter, but after an injury leaves him unable to fight, he has to rethink his goals. Having just opened his own gym, Conner can cross his first major life accomplishment off his very short list. Next up: find a man he can settle down with and build a family. Seems simple enough – a dream most people have, but when he meets Dylan, his carefree, easy-going life is thrown into a tailspin.
Determined to keep Dylan in his life, Conner vows to resurrect Dylan’s long ago buried heart and let love live once more.

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Let Love In (The Love Series #1) Currently FREE!! 


What would happen if you lost everything? If the people who were
supposed to love you unconditionally were no longer there for you, how
would your world change?

That’s exactly what happened to Madeleine Becker when her parents
died when she was ten years old. Ripped from her home and everything
that she has ever loved, she is forced to start all over again. The
only way for her to move on is to build walls around her heart and keep
everyone at a safe distance. Her logic: she can’t get hurt if she
doesn’t fall in love.

That theory is blown to pieces when she meets Reid Connely during
her freshman year at college. He is gorgeous and darkly mysterious. He
understands Maddy’s pain all too well, but sharing his pain would mean
breaking down the walls he put up around his own heart. Conflicted
between loving Maddy and hiding his dark past, Reid starts to reevaluate
his world. Maddy’s inner strength, snarky personality and breath
taking beauty help Reid to make peace with his past.

Together they find out what happens when they Let Love In.

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Let Love Stay (The Love Series #2)
If you’re lucky, you’ll fall in love – truly, madly and deeply in love.
But what happens when that honest and pure love isn’t enough to erase
your fears? What happens when your past rears its ugly head and
threatens your future?

Maddy and Reid had that kind of love – the all-encompassing, Earth
shattering, once in a lifetime kind of love. Then life happened. Old
wounds that were thought to be long healed and scabbed over are ripped
opened and they are forced to face the possibility that, maybe, they are
not strong enough to fight their demons and embrace the light.

Together, they found out what love is, but now they will each need
to heal on their own before they can ever be together again. They must
face their fears and beat down their pasts in order to find their way
through this crazy uphill battle called love.

They’ve let love in, but now, they need to find out how to Let Love Stay.

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Let Love Heal (The Love Series #3)
**Let Love Heal can be read as part of the series or as a standalone**


 Perfection. We all strive for it, but what happens when the desire to
be perfect consumes you? What happens when the need to bury your
mistakes blinds you?

Melanie Crane has always been the perfect daughter, friend, student –
she’s been perfect at everything, in fact. But when she lets her
insecurities, the ones that she keeps hidden from everyone, get the best
of her, she falters in her pursuit of perfection. Melanie crumples
under the pressure and buries her pain. Numbed by sadness and guilt,
she is determined never to let anyone find out how broken she really is.

Bryan Mahoney may appear to have everything in order. He’s
charming, witty and completely swoon-worthy. In short, Bryan has life
all figured out, but appearances can be deceiving. When the landscape
of Bryan’s family changes in an instant, he’s left to pick up the

Not all bruises leave a mark. Now, weary and afraid, Melanie and
Bryan must find a way to let love heal their broken and jaded hearts.

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Let Love Shine (Companion Novella)
**This is a 26K word novella (about 100 pages) with approximately
11k words in bonus materials from Let Love In and Let Love Stay. This
is NOT a standalone and should not be read if you have not read Let Love
In and Let Love Stay.** 

 Maddy and Reid have seen their fair share of trials and tribulations, of
love and loss. Facing down the biggest challenges of their young
lives, they managed to survive and endure. With the future stretching
out before them, they must learn to navigate new and unfamiliar paths.

Being new parents, starting new jobs, and continuing college is
enough to overwhelm any couple. New challenges come up daily, as do
small victories. Watch Maddy and Reid grow stronger together in this
“one year later” tale of the everyday stuff that happens in real life.

With a solid foundation of love under their inexperienced feet – and
with the help of their family and friends – Maddy and Reid learn how to
let love shine, lighting the way for a beautiful future to come.

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Let Love Be (The Love Series #4)
***Though this is part of a series, it can be read as a standalone.
Unlike the previous books in the series, this is NOT a New Adult &
College Romance; this is a contemporary romance featuring characters who
are more mature / not in their twenties. It is a full length novel of
about 90K words / approx. 350 pages.***  

What would bring you happiness in a world that was suddenly empty?

For Lucy Crane, the answer is simple: her daughter. When her husband
is killed in a tragic accident, Lucy loses her desire to live, but only
one thing keeps her going – her unborn daughter. Focusing on being a
mother helps Lucy cope with her loss, but kids grow up and they leave
home, eventually. Eighteen years after losing her first and only love,
Lucy is faced with the opportunity to find the happiness for which she’s
always longed. Her own fears become her worst enemies as she learns how
to embrace love once again.

Evan Donovan is also facing his own struggles. Forced to retire from
the FDNY because of lung damage caused by 9/11, Evan moves to upstate
New York where he hopes to find a little peace and quiet. Old habits die
hard, and Evan’s hero complex and survivor’s guilt constantly remind
him of how difficult it is to be vulnerable. But for the first time in
his life, he’s tired of being alone.

Drawing strength from one another, Lucy and Evan discover how beautiful it is to let love be a part of their lives.

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Melissa Collins has always been a book worm. Studying Literature in college ensured that her nose was always stuck in a book. She followed her passion for reading to the most logical career choice: English teacher. Her hope was to share her passion for reading and the escapism of books to her students. Having spent more than a decade in front of a classroom, she can easily say that it’s been a dream.
Her passion for writing didn’t start until more recently. When she was home on maternity leave in early 2012, she read her first romance novel and her head filled with the passion, angst and laughter of the characters who she read about it. It wasn’t long before characters of her own took shape in her mind. Their lives took over Melissa’s brain and The Love Series was born.


Review: Finding Release by Silvia Violet

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Wild R Farm Bk 1

by Silvia Violet

Genre: GLBT, M/M, Contemp Western, Erotic Romance


Coleman Wilder is a half-breed werewolf. Some days the tension between his human side and his werewolf instincts threaten to tear him apart. But the challenge of running a horse farm as a gay man in a conservative Tennessee town keeps him focused until he meets horse shifter, Jonah Marks.

Jonah’s family insists that shifting is sinful, but Jonah longs to let his stallion run free. Desperate to escape his family’s judgment, he asks Cole, his secret crush, for a job. Cole turns him down, scared his desire for Jonah will make him lose control. When Jonah’s brother threatens his life, Cole struggles to save him and give them both a second chance at the life they’ve always wanted.


Plot: 3
Sex: 4
Overall Enjoyment: 4

Very emotional,  sexually charged finding faith  in love story.  With beautifully written sensual sex scenes. The scenes were not overly explicit I had just enough spice to make it hot but not too hot. Happily ever after ending but I can’t wait for book two. Another great book Silvia Violet, keep them coming.

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Book Blast: Semper Mine, Sons of War Bk1 by Lizzy Ford (MilRom)

SEMPERMINE_TOURBADGE  Award Winning author, Lizzy Ford, gives us an emotional, sexy read with her first Sons of War novel, SEMPER MINE.

A Marine captain tortured by the death of his men in Iraq returns home and falls in love with the sister of one of the slain, who blames him for the massacre that killed her brother. SEMPER MINE, is a standalone novel in the Sons of War contemporary military romance series.


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Semper Mine_mediumAbout SEMPER MINE:

“A freak accident landed both of the Khavalov twins under my command, just before a routine mission turned into a nightmare. I brought home one twin in a coffin and the other in a coma missing his leg. I did everything right – and still people died. I can’t forget that night or how many lives it changed, including mine.

It’s natural for their sister, Katya, to blame me. I made one decision in the middle of a firefight, and it shattered her sheltered world. I’m the ice to her fire, and when we first meet, it’s not pretty. I don’t fear war or death, and I am definitely not going to let a beautiful woman with a quick temper and broken heart scare me off, either. I know she’s hurting, and I’m determined to make sure she’s okay. It’s the least I can do for the twins.

I may have failed them that night, but I won’t fail her. What I’m not counting on: the feelings she ignites within me.” – Captain Sawyer Mathis

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I wait until he’s gone to pick up the box again. I’m not exactly excited about the idea of taking time off. Dr. Gomez has been telling me I should for a month. Guess she got tired of me brushing her off and went to my boss.

Damn civilians. I pull the knife on my belt out of its sheath and slice the tape on the box. Not sure what to expect, I replace the blade and open the package. A ring-sized jewelry box is inside, and my brow furrows. Did someone send me the wrong thing?

Sometimes, we get care packages shipped to us by charity or volunteer organizations Stateside that collect donations and send everything from candy to socks to deployed service members.

Every once in a while, one of us will get something odd, possibly shipped by mistake.

I’m convinced this is the case, until I open the box.

For a moment, I stare at the golden Ruptured Duck nestled in the black velvet interior.

There are only two people in the world who know the significance of this little pin to me,

and one of them is deceased.

It doesn’t seem likely that Katya sent this, not after the exchange of letters we had weeks

ago. It seems even less likely that a dead man sent it, though.

I pluck it out of the box and study it. The one given to me ten years ago was beat up and

worn with a colorful patina, an heirloom in every sense. This one is in mint condition,

polished to a soft shine. I’m not a collector by any means, but I can assess that finding a

flawless, nearly one hundred year old gold Ruptured Duck probably wasn’t cheap.

Its light weight is familiar. I missed my good luck charm. My mentor gave it to me as a

reminder for me to stay on the straight and narrow. I was not happy with myself for losing it.

I always treasured it for what it symbolized – selfless, honorable, brave service. I understand

the concepts better now after losing men and having my own command for close to a year. I

think, somehow, it means more to me now than it did before that night that changed my life

in so many ways.

There’s only one person I know capable of the level of thoughtfulness it’d take to track

one of these down and pay what I would consider to be a small fortune to buy it. Katya is

many things; superficial will never be one. Even if I want to deny it’s her, I’ll always know it

Don’t let her get to you.

It’s too late. My insides are already growing warm, the hot emotions I feel any time I

think of her trickling into my thoughts. In a blink, she takes away the quietness in my mind.

“Fuck, Katya.” I can’t help saying the words aloud. The tiny gift stirs me in ways I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to get over. It’s not only what I feel for her but the newfound appreciation I have for those men like her brother, who didn’t even flinch when he volunteered to sacrifice himself for others.

This pin represents everything I’ve learned and gone through since that night.

Katya has a way of provoking emotions when I want to be numb. I set the golden duck on

the desk.

There’s still something there between us, something more than the emotions both of us

feel surrounding Mikael’s death. I don’t know what it is or how deep it might run, but it’s not

going away. Neither is it to the point where I can determine if and what either of us actually

feels towards one another. It’s like walking blind folded into enemy territory without

knowing how many weapons are trained on me.

This can’t be healthy.

I have no fucking idea what to do about it. Usually, staying away solves problems. It’s not

working this time. With no operations planned for the holidays, I’m not certain how I’ll be

able sit here for two weeks and not think about her.

I lean forward, elbows on my knees, and glare at the Ruptured Duck.

There’s no way to know what Katya intended when she sent it, if she meant this as a something more than friendship.

Shit, we aren’t even friends. We aren’t anything that I know of.

She knows what this means to me.

I close the box and absently reach for the dog tags around my neck. I’ve got Mikael’s with me still. I intended to give them to Riley or one of the others before they left. I didn’t. I’m not sure why. It’s not like me to forget something that important.

Katya should have them.


Also in the Sons of War series: SOLDIER MINE, coming fall 2014!



Lizzy Ford is the author of over thirty books written for young adult and adult romance readers, to include the internationally bestselling “Rhyn Trilogy,” “Witchling Series” and the “War of Gods” series. Lizzy has focused on keeping her readers happy by producing brilliant, gritty romances that remind people why true love is a trial worth enduring. Lizzy’s books can be found on every major ereader library, to include: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, iBooks, Kobo, Sony and Smashwords. She lives in southern Arizona with her husband, three dogs and a cat.

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Cover Reveal: Tempted by a Rogue Prince by Felicity Heaton (PNR)

temptedbyarogueprince-felicityheatonTempted by a Rogue Prince (Eternal Mates Romance Series Bk 3)
by Felicity Heaton

An elf prince on the verge of losing himself to the darkness, Vail is maddened by the forty-two centuries he was under the control of a witch and forced to war with his brother. Now, he roams Hell seeking an escape from his terrible past and the heads of all who bear magic. When demons of the Fifth Realm capture him, he sees a chance to end his existence, but when he wakes in a cell to a beautiful female, he finds not death but his only shot at salvation—his true fated mate.

Captured by the enemy of the Third Realm when the war ended, Rosalind has spent months in the cells of the Fifth Realm with her magic bound, forced to heal the new king’s demon warriors, and haunted by the lives she has taken. When she’s brought to heal an unconscious man, she discovers her only hope of escape has come in the form of her worst nightmare and the first part of a prediction that might spell her doom—a devastatingly handsome and dangerous dark elf prince.

Unwilling to fall under the control of anyone ever again, Vail must escape before the Fifth King can use him as a pawn in a deadly game of revenge, but he cannot leave without Rosalind, the woman who looks at him with dark desire in her stunning eyes and awakens a fierce hunger in his heart. A witch who drives him mad with need even as the darkness within whispers she will enslave him too.

Can Rosalind escape her fate as they embark on a journey fraught with danger and resist the temptation of her rogue elf prince? And can Vail overcome the memories that madden him in order to seize his chance for salvation and the heart of his fated female forever?


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Tempted by a Rogue Prince is due for release in ebook and paperback on August 9th 2014 and will be available from all major online book retailers.

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Books in the Eternal Mates paranormal romance series:

Book 1: Kissed by a Dark Prince

Book 2: Claimed by a Demon King

Book 3: Tempted by a Rogue Prince

Book 4: Hunted by a Jaguar – coming in 2015



felicityheatonAbout Felicity Heaton:

Felicity Heaton is a New York Times and USA Today international best-selling author writing passionate paranormal romance books. In her books, she creates detailed worlds, twisting plots, mind-blowing action, intense emotion and heart-stopping romances with leading men that vary from dark deadly vampires to sexy shape-shifters and wicked werewolves, to sinful angels and hot demons! If you’re a fan of paranormal romance authors Lara Adrian, J R Ward, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Gena Showalter and Christine Feehan then you will enjoy her books too.


If you love your angels a little dark and wicked, the best-selling Her Angel series is for you. If you like strong, powerful, and dark vampires then try the Vampires Realm series or any of her stand-alone vampire romance books. If you’re looking for vampire romances that are sinful, passionate and erotic then try the best-selling Vampire Erotic Theatre series. Or if you prefer huge detailed worlds filled with hot-blooded alpha males in every species, from elves to demons to dragons to shifters and angels, then take a look at the new Eternal Mates series.


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Blog Tour and Giveaway: Lucien (Fueled by Lust bk 4) by Celeste Prater

Celeste Prater is back with another novel featuring those sexy Fueled by Lust alien alpha males!

CPrater-FBL04.Lucien-432x648Tana Jameson meets the Insedi Emperor Lucien Tarquinius in LUCIEN, the fourth novel in Celeste Prater’s Fueled by Lust series, now available via Siren/BookStrand and coming soon to major e-retailers.



Emperor Lucien Tarquinius agrees to retrieve the future king of a race that annihilated every Insedi female and doomed his planet’s future. Why would he do such a thing? Simple. He cannot have his enemy retake the throne and continue the war against Insedivertus. Yet, an unexpected encounter changes everything.

Just one day away from collecting the reluctant ruler, the royal transport inexplicably disappears from its flight path. As the empire scrambles to find their missing emperor, Lucien embarks on a journey that challenges his intellect, tests his endurance, and pushes his emotions to the breaking point.

Tana Jameson wonders who she pissed off to warrant an investigative assignment aboard a cargo ship in the middle of the

Atlantic. A moment of curiosity jettisons her into an alien world beyond her imagination and directly into the arms of a man stepping right out of her wildest fantasy.

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C_Prater_PhotoAbout Celeste Prater:

I was born and raised in a small town between Dallas/Fort Worth and Austin. Wanting to see more than my small Texas town, I joined the Marines, which satisfied my craving to see more of the U.S. and drive to see if I could be one of the few and the proud.

A firm believer in educating the mind, I have achieved several advanced degrees, the latest being a Masters of Science.

My true love is writing erotic romance, especially about alien hunks that know how to treat their females.

Drusus, Severus, Cato, Lucien, Petrus, Maxim, Caelius, and many more have swirled in my dreams until I had to bring them to life and allow them to find love within the pages of the FUELED BY LUST book series.

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Blog Tour: Red and Wolf part 4 by Ella James (PNR)

This is an erotic fairy tale inspired by Little Red Riding Hood.

The first installment was originally featured in the BEND Anthology


The Final Installment of the Red & Wolfe by Ella James!

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Red & Wolfe: Part 1 by Ella James

Contemporary Erotica 35 Pages
When Sarah “Red” Ryder loses her job as an art critic for a Boston newspaper, she’s brokenhearted. Worse than that? She’s broke. Her boyfriend recently left her – for a tatted-up hottie with a dick – so she’s stuck paying her hefty apartment rent alone. After two months unemployed, there’s no money left. With no immediate family to turn to, Red reaches out to her estranged grandmother, a reclusive writer living on an island off the coast of Charleston. Several days later, Red receives $30,000 and an invitation to visit.

James Wolfe is not Red’s grandmother. But he beckons her. Red has the ability to give him something he needs. He won’t take “no” for an answer, and he doesn’t mind screwing her over. He lost his conscience six years ago, when he was tried for the murder of his wife. Since then, life is about him – and the paintings he does under the mysterious pseudonym “W.”

Wolfe needs the island to keep painting. To live his life away from prying eyes. To keep up the anonymity of “W.”

Once he sees Red, he finds that he needs her, too. And Wolfe will have her. Any way he can.
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Red & Wolfe: Part 2 by Ella James

Contemporary Erotica 65 Pages

Return to Rabbit Island for the erotic second installment of Red & Wolfe, the sensual story of exiled playboy James Wolfe and writer Sarah “Red” Ryder.

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Book Blast: While You Were Away by D.J. Davis (SF/ER)

WhileYouWereAway450X752Title: While You Were Away

Author: D. J. Davis

Genre: Futuristic/Science Fiction, Dystopian, Erotic Romance

Length: Novella – 110 pages

MSRP/List Price: $3.75

Our Cover Price: $3.29

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ISBN: 9781603108638

Release Date: August 1, 2014

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Kev Thorsin has returned from a twenty-year war campaign across the stars, battle-weary and ready to settle down with the woman he was forced to leave behind. Amidst treachery that’s left his transport ship a floating hulk, he learns his own world has been overthrown by a corrupt regime. He’s driven to return to the only woman that’s been on his mind since the day he left.

His fiancé, Rianna Elain, is in the thick of it back home with a group of freedom fighters known as Libertas headed by the charismatic Terrill Briggs, a flirtatious yet honorable man who wants to see the people free once more and will go to great lengths to see it through. They are on the run from security forces and a noose that closes tighter each day.


In the midst of chaos, the two meet once more and their love for each other becomes a raging fire of passion hotter than the sun, an unstoppable force.  Hope for their future together rekindles, along with desires long pushed aside. A plan is hatched to take to the stars, bringing the remaining members of Libertas and their families to a place where they can live in safety, far off the grid, if they can just evade evil forces and get off the rock—a task easier said than done.  But will they succeed in starting a new life beyond Tetraparagon rule or will they live out their remaining days in hiding from a hand that stretches into the very black of space?


Reader Alert!  Warning!  Strong characters, mind-blowing action and steamy sex ahead.  Side effects may include a racing heart; heavy breathing and a need to take a hot shower with someone you love.


To My Readers:  I love writing heroes and heroines who are strong and confident in their own right, but who become so much more together than apart, a partner they can rely on when the chips are down and the crap’s about to hit the fan in the worst way.  The action explodes from the first pages, hot and heavy, and carries you through to a climax both satisfying and thrilling.  I hope you enjoy While You Were Away, my first work with Red Sage, and will join me for many more to come.”



Cover Reveal: 5 Easy Chocolate Pieces by Danielle Summers (Gay/BDSM)


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Troy Pettifer, a broken-hearted chocolate shop worker, isn’t sure what to do next when Richard Belden, a controlling but handsome sadist, walks into his life and gets him on his knees. Richard is nursing his own heart that was broken by a man who betrayed him and the entire BDSM community. Troy’s friends start fixing him up with vanilla guys, but for Troy to fulfill desires he didn’t even know he had, he’s going to have to embrace the beautiful leather man within.


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Cover Reveal: Dark Desires by Measha Stone (ER)


By definition a fantasy is an imagined event or sequence of mental images, such as a daydream, usually fulfilling a wish or need.

Inside are just such fantasies. A collection of erotic short stories and flash fictions… 

The Simple Things

He took great pleasure in watching her undress for him on their bed. In particular, he loved to witness her panties make their way over her ankles and slip off her feet. 

She seemed to slither out of her clothing. Her feet never touched the ground. Once her lacy panties had been carelessly tossed from the bed, she rolled onto her stomach and beckoned him with her grin. An invitation of sorts.

He stood beside the bed, admiring the smooth texture of her glowing ivory skin. A devilish smile flashed as his fingers reached for the buckle of his belt. 

She shivered.


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Meet Measha Stone

Measha Stone lives in the western suburbs of Chicago with her husband and their children.  By day she works as a healthcare administrator, and by evening she steams up the computer screen with her erotic romances. No stranger to the BDSM community, Measha feels right at home within the erotic genre. She is a member of Romance Writers of America, and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Creative Writing from Southern New Hampshire University. Her vanilla writing has been published in the online magazine efiction and the DuPage Writers Group annual journal Possibilities.   
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For the Taking

Blindfold in place, Cassie listened intently to pinpoint his location. Her collar felt heavy around her neck. The leather restraints of the table imprisoned her hands perfectly, as well as her feet. The position kept her open for him.

Unexpectedly, she felt his warm breath over her wetness, and she bit down on her lip.

She stiffened against the restraints as a single fingertip traced her flesh.

“You hate to love this,” he whispered against her sex.

The restraints held fast to her as she bucked against them when his tongue gently brushed her hungry clit.

“And I love that you hate it.”

Cover Reveal: Bittersweet Deceit (Bound by Your Love, Bk 2) by Blakely Bennett


Title: Bittersweet Deceit
Author: Blakely Bennett
Genre: Erotic Romance
Release Date: August 5, 2014
Cover Designer: Yocla Designs
Editing: Read Owl


Lainie is a thirty year old, full-figured woman entrenched in a love affair with a married man. Although Lainie loves Mason desperately, she vows never to say those three little words while he remains with his wife.

Stayman, an enigma in Lainie’s close-knit group of friends, has been circling her with interest, trying to garner her attention. When circumstances make it clear who’s blocking his way—Mason—Stay goes full-court press in pursuit of Lainie.

Lainie doesn’t see Stay as relationship potential because she is blinded by her love for Mason. However, the more she learns about Stay, the more she comes to realize she never really knew him in the first place.

An unexplainable mystical connection evolves between Lainie and Stay and she has to choose between a man she so hopelessly loves and a man who offers her everything she needs.


slipped into the jacket and latched the repeating circles onto my wrist. The
bottom of the coat stopped just where the broad lines of the dress changed from
horizontal to vertical. “What do you think?” I asked Samantha.
look stunning,” a deep male voice responded. I turned around and found Stay
smiling at me.
Stay,” Sam said before I could respond. “Looking mighty handsome. If I didn’t
know any better, I’d think this is a date.”
looked sharp in his black dress pants, matching coat, and dark-gray dress
shirt. I gazed at him but was at a loss for words. We stared at each other for
a second.
saved me by saying, “Stay, there’s a wire mannequin in the attic that I’d like
brought down, and Lane and I can’t lift it. I wondered if you could do that for
us. Not now. I wouldn’t want you to mess up your clothes, but—”
he removed his coat, he said, “It shouldn’t take long and I’ll just take off my

He started unbuttoning as both Samantha
and I watched as he slowly revealed his chest. Stay slipped out of his shirt
and laid it neatly on top of his jacket.

smooth, lean torso was highly defined and I got caught staring at his chest. He
winked at me and then said to Sam, “Come on and show me the way.”
they walked away, I glared into the mirror and said, “Don’t even think about
later, he had managed to carry the mannequin down.
put it in the back,” I said, leading the way. “It needs to be cleaned up before
it can be out on the floor.” I showed him where to put it. Scanning his
physique from his head to his shoes, I noticed that he continued to let his
golden-brown hair grow in and chose to where black boots instead of dress
shoes. To make matters worse, his five o’clock shadow was incredibly sexy. Damn, he looks hot. Look away girl, just
look away!
I said, holding out a lint roller, but not making eye contact.
dust had settled on the front of his pants just over the zipper area. “You
don’t want to help?”
turned away and said, “Go get dressed.”
you sure that’s your final decision?”
sure.” My rapidly beating heart settled down once his clothing was back on.
you ready to go?” he asked.
me go grab my clothes bag and my clutch and I will be.” Sam followed me into my
looks hot!” she exclaimed. “He must really like you. I’ve never seen him
dressed up before.”
it,” I said, making sure my dress lay straight.
about MM for the night,” she said to me with a serious expression. She pulled
the tag off my jacket.
not possible. Thanks for closing up and helping with the outfit.”


Blakely Bennett grew up in Southeast Florida and has been residing in the great Northwest for over eight years. She graduated from Nova Southeastern University with a degree in psychology, which accounts for her particular interest in crafting the personalities, struggles, and motivations of her characters. She is an avid reader of many genres of fiction, but especially erotica and romance. Writing has always been her bliss. She is attracted to stories of self-struggle and ultimate recovery.


Blakely is married to a wonderful, loving and supportive husband, also a writer, who helps to keep her grounded. She is a mother, a communitarian, a lover of music (always on while she is writing—thank you, Pandora), and a good friend. An advocate of love and female empowerment, she is a facilitator for a women’s group. She loves to walk and hike for exercise and finds that, since moving to Seattle, WA, she is now one of those “crazy” people who walk in the rain.
Bittersweet Deceit (erotic romance) is her 6th novel. She is also the author of the dark erotic suspense, My Body Trilogy (My Body-His, My Body-His (Marcello) & My Body-Mine) and co-authored the contemporary romance, The Demarcation of Jack with her husband, Dana Bennett.

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Jacqs is a twenty-eight year old woman caught up in an on again, off again relationship with Bond, who is her best friend and the one who causes her the most heartache. She succumbs, yet again, to his powerful charisma, but vows not make it into more than it is, a great night of sex.

Bond, too sexy for his own good, wants Jacqs for himself as he “dates” his way through the female population of South Florida. He selfishly doesn’t see the conflict of interest.

Red, Bond’s best friend, has watched Bond take Jacqs for granted for way too long and soon stakes his own claim on her.

Will Red and Jacqs budding relationship pull apart their tight-knit group of friends and will Jacqs survive being Stuck In Between.


Review: To Catch a Wolf by Lynn Red (PNR)

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(The Jamesburg Shifters #1)


Sometimes a wolf’s gotta fight and growl and bite. But Erik? He just needs a mate.

Erik Danniken is the alpha of Jamesburg, a small town hidden from the world and full of shifters of all stripes. But underneath it all, he’s just a muscled-up, rough-shod bad boy of a werewolf with a tattoo that goes all the way up his chest and sticks out the collar of his shirt. He’s down to his last nerve, but he’s willing to fight one last time… for the woman he loves.

Sometimes a girl needs romance and wine and sweet kisses. But Izzy? She just needs a job.

Isabel Taylor was more than a little frustrated when she answered a very vague job ad to be the personal assistant of a mayor in a town she didn’t know existed. That was two years ago. Curvy, tough and with more than a little bit of a naughty streak, Izzy has long since gotten used to the weirdness of everyday life in Jamesburg… but she’s fallen hard for Erik’s rough charm.

Erik wants to claim her forever, marking Izzy as his honest-to-goodness mate. Izzy wants him to quit being such a coward and just come out and do it, but will a good old-fashioned small town scandal make them keep their love a secret, and in the process, kill it before it can grow?

Note: The Jamesburg Shifters is a series of standalone books. Each installment has its own hero and heroine, and the stories never cross over. Each novel or novella is a complete story, complete with happy-ever-after ending. Enjoy!


Sex: 4 There was sex from the first chapter, and there was a great deal of it throughout the book. However, some of it did not move the story forward, or seemed to be filler to me. Unless the author was trying to show the reader that Erik’s main goal was to not address their mating. He did string their “relationship” along for almost 2 years without committing to her. Any sane self respecting women would have left him sooner.

Plot: 2 While money is a good motivator sex sells, and power goes to the ruthless, that rule didn’t apply here.

Overall Enjoyment: 3 I loved the sex in the book, but the story did lack something. I am not sure what though. It just felt like there wasn’t enough filling in the pie and I left wishing I had more than just crust.


Erik’s shoulders visibly relaxed when he checked the clock. This was his favorite part of court days. The ending part.

“Fantastic,” he said with a sigh. “I thought that’s what I heard. Now, if there’s no other complaints to hear today, I–”

From the left, someone shouted, “I’ve been waiting all day!” From the right hand side of the room came a “Me too! This is ridiculous!” and then from the back of the room, someone complained that they’d been coming for two weeks and hadn’t yet been heard.

“Are you sure?” I asked. “There’s a lot of really irritated people. Is this really the time to go hide out in your office?”

Erik flashed a dimpled half-smile. “Do you remember what Walt wanted me to hear two weeks ago? He has a complaint about his neighbor watering his lawn three times a week instead of two. Oh, and the other one, Greg? Who’s been waiting all day, you saw the report. He is complaining that Leon of all people stole a bunch of DVDs out of his car. I just… I can’t even imagine. Leon can hardly keep himself awake most times.”

The noise from the audience started to grow, and before I knew it, Erik had my hand in his, and I grabbed the typewriter off the table. “Got everything?” he said.

“Uh… yes, I think,” I said, stammering as he pulled me to my feet. “Wait!” As he pulled me to the door to his office, which was conveniently six feet from where we were standing, I stuck out a hand and barely grabbed my notes. “Okay, now I do!”

“Good,” he said. “Court is adjourned! I’ll be in my office until four, but don’t bother knocking unless you have an appointment.”

“Sir,” I said, “there’s no appointments, you told me not to make any.”

“I know,” he grinned. My sex muscles clenched. I hated when he did that. Okay, hate is a little strong of a word. More like ‘wish he’d only do it behind closed doors.


Cover Reveal: The Blue Effect by Rose Shababy (UF/SFF)

Title: The Blue Effect

Author: Rose Shababy

Genre: Adult Urban Sci-Fi/Fantasy

Blue Brennan is jaded and bitter despite her pinup girl looks and quick wit. Night after night, she scours the Seattle club scene looking for someone or something to fill the emptiness inside.

When she meets the mysterious Kasey, her world stops… literally. He claims she has the ability to control time and stuns her even further when he reveals his own gifts.

Blue is inexplicably drawn to Kasey and reluctantly enters his world filled with a new breed of humanity. They’re misfits like her, blessed or cursed with powerful abilities, struggling to hide their differences from the rest of society.

Then the group discovers a nameless, faceless sociopath with nightmarish powers; and he’s coming for Blue. She’s left reeling when they discover her gifts are the key to defeating his terrible evil and saving them all.

Now she must race against the clock to harness her own powers and save her new friends. Can she be more than a renegade? Can she be a hero too?





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