Sunday, September 29, 2013

SmexyFab Four Presents: F.A.S.T. — Firefighter Assist and Search Team by Tara Lain

Title: F.A.S.T. Balls
Author: Tara Lain
Genre: MM Romance
Publisher: Etopia Press
Formats: ePub, Kindle format, Pdf

ISBN: 9781940223353

F.A.S.T. — Firefighter Assist and Search Team

Firefighter and surfing champion, Jerry Wallender, looks like a hero to the world, but he can’t see it. He keeps falling for these intellectual guys who end up making him feel dumb and unneeded. On top of that, Mick Cassidy, super-gorgeous firefighter and total homophobe, makes Jerry’s life miserable with his slurs. Then one day Mick’s nice to Jerry and, at the Firefighter’s Ball, Jerry offers a helping hand and ends up with a hand-job. What the hell is going on?

Mick Cassidy is great with fighting fires and solving math problems but rotten with people. Raised by a gay-hating preacher, Mick’s carefully constructed world of gay bashing starts to crumble when he meets Jerry, the nicest, kindest man he’s ever known. Mick’s never wanted a woman and can’t stop thinking about sex with Jerry. In fact, he can’t stop doing it. Does that make him gay? And if he’s gay, what happens to his whole life? A hook-up between sweet Jerry and mean Mick might be total disaster — or the smartest idea Jerry ever had.

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I have not read any books for Tara, and I have to say that I loved this story. I loved the reality of Mick and how he grew up. All I kept thinking was how many kids out there really grew up like that. It honestly broke my heart. I was mad at Mick at some points in the book and yet yearned to comfort him as he started to realize how sweet Jerry truly was.

I felt for Jerry, he was relatable in the since of not finding the one that made you feel complete. Through Jerry I saw a strength that I understood was needed for Mick.

This was a great story and I am going to have to read the rest of this series.

Author Bio:
Tara Lain never met a beautiful boy she didn’t love – at least on paper. A writer of erotic romance, mostly male/male and MMF ménage, Tara loves all her characters, but especially her unique heroes. In fact, her readers say her tagline, Read the Beautiful Boys of Romance, about sums it up. Her first romance novel was published in January of 2011. She’s now on book 21. Her best-selling novels have garnered awards for Best Series, Best Contemporary Romance, Best Ménage, Best LGBT Romance and Tara has been named Best Writer of the Year in the LRC Awards.
Some people call Tara “the Balls girl” in honor of her best-selling MM contemporary romance series, Balls to the Wall. Readers send her suggested titles for her next Balls book! Three of the Balls books, Volley Balls, Fire Balls and Snow Balls, were on the Amazon list of the top selling 100 gay romances in 2012.Tara also has a popular paranormal series called the Aloysius Tales and an award-winning ménage series titled Genetic Attraction.
In her other job, Tara owns an advertising and public relations firm, and she carries her promotional instincts into her writing career as well. She lives with her soul-mate husband in Laguna Beach, California, a pretty seaside town where she sets a lot of her books. Passionate about diversity, justice, and new experiences, Tara says on her tombstone it will say “Yes”!

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Friday, September 27, 2013

RBTL Presents Shattered Skies: Fire and Ice by Heather Linn

Title: Shattered Skies: Fire & Ice
Author: Heather Linn
Series: Shattered Skies Saga (#3)
Genre: SciFi/Horror
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: Estimated Oct 31 2013
Catalina is forced to fight off her demons alone. There is nothing that Akia can do to help her now. Day by day she is transforming from human to a power that nothing in the universe has ever seen. Her new power brings with it a lot of enemies. Ever race walking the planet wants to get their hands on her for one reason or another.  Confused, she doesn’t know who to trust. Then again it is hard to choose good or evil when you don’t know what side you’re.

            I am a mother to three beautiful children, they keep me busy. I live in a small town that’s filled with monsters and really nice people alike. I love taking walks around the mountain trails where I live and I love taking trips to the Ocean, especially the South Carolina beaches. The ocean brings me tranquility and refreshes me, but I don’t get to go there often enough. Some mornings I listen to nothing but sad country songs for hours but when I write, I usually buckle down with my headphones and listen to something raw and angry like  Seether,  and Stone Sour.     I can be shy around people but I’m mostly always honest within myself. In many ways, on many levels, I express different parts of myself through my characters. Someone told me once that you are only as old as you feel  and I love that! In fact, I love that idea because personally, have no intentions of ever growing up!  I want to be 18 forever no matter what they do to me. LOL!

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Title: Burned by Passion

Author: Dez Burke

Genre: African American Romance/Interracial Romance

Publisher: Pink Lotus Publishing, Inc.

Release Date: Aug 8 2013


Even good girls make mistakes.
Kira was shocked to meet her boss’s handsome, long-absent son and find him even more lethal in the flesh. He’d always been just a face in a photo - and nothing had prepared her for the way they clashed and burned when they finally met.
Blake Carter returned to America for a reunion with a father he hadn’t seen since he was ten. But Blake had never bargained for falling for his father’s sexy secretary, the beautiful and impressionable Kira Taylor…
Blake caught one glimpse of the gorgeous beauty from across the crowded room and felt the primal taste of desire like he’d never known. The sparks were more antagonism than attraction on her part as they collided over differences about the way he treated his father. But Blake had very strong persuasive skills when it came to bringing the vulnerable Kira to bend to his carnal passions…

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Dez Burke grew up in rural Alabama and spent most summers reading worn copies of her Grandmother's Harlequin Romances. Even as a young girl, she noticed the absence of African American characters. So today, she writes hot, steamy romance books featuring black women and gorgeous men of all races.

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His eyes narrowed, smile disappearing once again. “You’re going to come out of the tub right now; unless you want me to help you out myself?”

Glaring at him hatefully, Kira muttered feelingly, “Damn you, Blake.” But he merely smiled. She knew he realized she had no choice but to give in. And the water was starting to cool uncomfortably.

He straightened, holding up the towel patiently.

Taking a deep breath, Kira rose from the water, resisting the urge to place her arms across her nudity. Even though she knew he was looking at her unabashedly. He wrapped the towel securely around her streaming body and waited until she’d stepped out onto the bathmat before surprising her by swinging her easily off her feet and into his arms, carrying her back into the bedroom.

“Really, Blake?” she muttered, instinctively wrapping her arms around his neck and fighting the pounding in her chest at how easily he’d lifted her, as if she weighed little more than a bag of feathers.

In the bedroom, he placed her gently down to stand on the thick rug and Kira instantly curled her toes into the thickness underfoot. The room was deliciously warm by now, a beautiful June night in London. What wasn’t great though was Blake doing the unexpected and whipping the towel off her slightly damp body. Kira gasped.

She felt too paralyzed with shock to move. What on earth…?

“Why would you wish to deny me the pleasure of seeing your gorgeous body, Kira?” he asked softly, head cocked to one side. He held her gaze with almost hypnotic intensity. “You’re unbelievably beautiful and now you’re mine.”

Kira didn’t know what to say. She felt outraged, and…well, a bit gooey in places as she let his words wash over her. She’d sworn to herself he’d never again get a glimpse of her without her clothes on but she couldn’t have foreseen this scenario.

Thursday, September 26, 2013


Title: Firebolt 
Author: Adrienne Woods
Series: The Dragonian Series 
Publisher: GMTA Publishing Mythos Press
Release Date: Nov 20 2013
Back blurb:
Dragons. Right. Teenage girls don't believe in fairy tales, and sixteen-year-old Elena Watkins was no different.
Until the night a fairy tale killed her father.
Now Elena is in a new world, and a new school. The cutest guy around may be an evil dragon, a prince wants Elena's heart, and a long dead sorcerer may be waking up to kill her. Oh and the only way Elena's going to graduate is on the back of a dragon of her own.
Teenage girls don't believe in fairy tales. Now it's time for Elena to believe in...herself.
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I’m going to create with my illustrator a book trailer out of this. But it won’t be available for a couple of months.
       The Belly of a huge blue beast on four legs, the size of tree stumps, stood in front of the pickup.
Elena Watkins loved the fairy tales her father used to tell her.
     Another dragon came out of nowhere. His scales appeared to be copper. He sank his jaws into the blue dragon.
Tales of heroes. Tales of magic.
    The copper dragon bit fiercely into the blue dragon's neck. Blood pooled on thick puddles on the road.
Tales of dragons.
     The copper dragon trudged toward the pickup. He hooked one of his talons into the windshield - and ripped it off.
But that was when she was little. Sixteen year old girls know the difference between fairy tales and real life. And everybody knows...
     The dragon started to shrink.
there are no such things ...
     The dragon's huge figure melted away into a copper blob. I shrieked...
as dragons.
     as the blob transformed into the fugure of a man crouching low to the ground.
Elena knew that too. Until that night. The night a dragon...
     My father. And he was dying.
...killed her father.
Now there's a lot more that Elena has to learn. And not just about dragons. Because for Elena, not all the fairy tales are false - and not all the real world is real. And if Elena is going to get through what's coming, she's going to have to know a lot more that the difference. She's going to have to get to know someone she's never met. Someone she doesn't know if she can believe in.

For the love of blueberries, Elena Watkins was destined for greatness, even though she didn’t know it. Forced to travel from home to home every three months Elena’s life was a never ending blur of new towns and new faces, that is, until the night her father was killed by a creature she thought only existed in fairy tales – a dragon. With her father’s death leaving her orphaned, Elena is whisked away to her true birthplace, Paegeia. 
Arriving at Dragonia Academy, the premier school for young Dragonians, she begins to feel a sense of belonging in this strange world; a school she was never meant to attend because her father was a dragon. Elena is soon swept up in the rigor of her new life and the new set of skills she now needs to survive: Latin, Art of War, and Enchantments. 
Entranced by her new reality Elena learns about the dragons and humans who inhabit her new home. There are two classes of dragons that soar through Paegeia distinguished by their instinctual pretense for either good or darkness. The distinction between these two very different species is vital to Elena’s success in her new world because she has been marked as a Dragonian, a human preordained to ride and tame a dragon of her very own.
With the help of her new friends, Elena is able to navigate the complexities of her new home. Her new roommates Becky and Sammy are even more amazing then she could have ever imaged and to top it all off, Sammy was a dragon. Sammy’s is also the devoted sister of Blake, the most attractive boy at school and the Rubicon; the only dragon of his kind with the abilities of all the dragon species with a pretense for evil. Elena soon finds the love she always wanted with Lucian, the Prince of Tith, who actively pursues Elena throughout her time at Dragonia Academy, winning her heart with his absolute adoration and unshaken dedication.
Unbeknownst to Elena danger is lurking behind the enchanted vines concealing the once thriving capital of Paegeia – Etan. Goran, the darkest sorcerer to ever practice his evil arts in the realm, has lain dormant for over a century behind the crumbling city. The first step in his menacing plan is to destroy the only weapon that can kill him – the King of Lion Sword. 
When the sword is stolen Elena doesn’t think twice about seeking it; knowing deep down that it is her destiny to save her new home. She travels to the Sacred Cavern, and discovers the nefarious actions of an unknown man lead to the swords destruction as she follows the trail revealed in the prophetic waters of the cavern. 
Elena and her friends engage the mysterious man revealing their existence to Goran and fighting for their very lives.


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I was born and raised in South Africa, where I still live with my husband, and two beautiful little girls. I always knew that I was going to be a writer but it only started to happen about four years ago, now I can’t stop writing.

In my free time, If I get any because Moms don’t really have free time, I love to spend time with friends, if it’s a girls night out, or just a movie, I’m a very chilled person.

My writing career is starting with Firebolt, book one with the Dragonian Series, there will be four books in total and two to three books that is about the stories taking place inside The Dragonian Series.

I do write in different Genres, I have a woman’s fiction called the Pregnancy Diaries, but it would be published under another name. And then I have a paranormal series, called the Watercress series. There are about ten novels in that one.

So, plenty of novels to come out, so little time.

I hope you are going to embrace the Dragonian Series as much as I loved writing them.

Places to find Adrienne 

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

FREE TODAY: Bounty for Hunter

Hello Everyone,

 I wanted to give you all the good news that Bounty for Hunter is FREE today at Amazon

Yes you read that correctly.... FREE.....

Be sure to grab  your copy today while you can

Keylee isn’t your typical bounty hunter. She’s young, petite, and has a Doberman pinscher as her personal bodyguard. Just as Keylee returns to town from a month long assignment, she’s asked to protect a man named Hunter, who has jumped bond and is on the run from other bounty hunters and the police. The mere fact that she knows who Hunter is and why the police are after him, places her life at risk. Now, Keylee has a limited time to save Hunter and herself

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Taking the Challenge With Me Part 2

Okay since the last post on my challenge for September.

I have continued my workout, as much as it pains me I have done it  YAY

I just completed book 2 as well however that is off to be critiqued and then edited. Still it is finished.

I plotted out my characters for my Love and Drugs Series.  I have to tell you I am super excited about this series.  The further I get the more information I will supply to you.

How have you done? Did you complete any of your goals.  If so please share I would love to hear from you.

For October.... Take the Challenge will continue and for those that follow a long a prize will be added at the end of the month.  Sign up for my newsletter to find out what the prize will be and what you have to do to enter and win

Saturday, September 21, 2013

#MySexySaturday Post - Bounty's End @MySexySaturday #MMSWeek17

Happy Sexy Saturday Week 17...

This week I am posting about book 2 Bounty's End.

Last week you were introduced to Alek and Tess.  Today get a sneak peek into the sexiness of Thomas and Wen


Thomas has reached a point in his life where he is done with bounty hunting. He is finally ready to take the step in following his dream and hopefully put his family back together. However, before that happens, he has to rescue his neighbor—the woman he has been lusting after—from unsuspecting danger that lurks at every corner.
Wen has been in love with her neighbor, Thomas, for the last six months. Yet, with his schedule and her inability to welcome a new relationship, Wen is certain that her love will stay hidden. It does, until she learns that she’s being followed. Not wanting to intrude on her family, she calls Thomas.
Can Thomas rescue Wen and his dream? Or will danger permanently keep him from both?

The smirk that met her was enough to make her cream herself. She watched him as
his hand slowly made its way to his hard cock.
Oh, sweet Mary, mother of God. Was it possible to get even more turned on? Lifting
herself up on her elbows, Wen enjoyed watching as he slowly caressed himself, letting
his hand work up and down in slow motion. A groan escaped her lips. Smiling back up at
him, she lifted her hand toward him.
His hand engulfed hers as they both worked his dick up and down. She moved her
gaze from his eyes to the head of his penis to see that the first drop was there for the
taking. Ever slowly, she moved her head forward, allowing herself to get close enough to
flick her tongue against the drop of wetness that graced his cock.
In a flash, she found herself on her back with dark eyes on her face.

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Friday, September 20, 2013

RBTL Presents Cover Reveal: Infatuated by Elle Jordan

Title: Infatuated 
Author: Elle Jordan 
Genre: Contemporary New Adult 
Publisher: EJ Books
Release Date: Oct 2013

When I took a job as a bartender at Hanson’s to help pay for my classes, the last thing I expected to find was Kale Wilder. He’s sexy, smart, and he makes me smile and laugh faster than anyone ever has. More importantly, he makes me believe in Mr. Right. 
But Kale came to the wrong place at the wrong time, because someone else has his eyes on me. Someone who watches my every move.
Kale’s the only one I want, but the more I feel for him, the more I fear for my safety. Because the other guy is getting closer and doesn't want to share. He’s made it clear if he can’t have me, no one can.

Elle lives in the south, about an hour from the Happiest Place on Earth (aka Disney), drinks enough Mtn. Dew to keep the company in business, and has four lovable (read: evil and conniving) pets. She’s also the secret, evil alter-ego of another name. She’d tell you that other name, but then it wouldn’t be a secret.

When she isn’t writing, she can usually be found on Facebook, Twitter, or with Photoshop open, making covers for books she doesn’t have enough time to write.

Places to find Elle

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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Smexy Fab Four Presents: Cold by Stella Cameron

Title: COLD
Author: Stella Cameron
Release Date: August 17, 2013
Formats available: Kindle, ePub, paperback


You can't outrun the past...

...and tripping over a frosted corpse is a complication that could destroy Alex Duggins' attempt to restart her life. The discovery of a murder victim threatens to unearth some old secrets, including her own.

As the tiny town of Folly-on-Weir braces for a chilling winter and snow blankets Britain's Cotswold Hills, a killer faces a deadline. A terrible crime was believed to be safely hidden, but time and conscience can wear on a secret.

The clock ticks and with the police breathing down her neck, Alex knows she's at the top of the suspect list. Desperate to clear her name and find the real murderer she begins to peel back the layers of deception that have long-concealed one of the town's darkest secrets. But time is also running out for a killer who has nothing left to lose. What's one more murder?

Someone intends that Alex will be the next snow-covered body found in the beautiful hills above the town.


            How long had it taken to change a life forever? A minute, ninety seconds – while he listened, barely understanding, while two men destroyed his own young innocence, and allowed another child to die?
            Nothing was ever the same after that day. All the days and years that followed had led to this night of hope and fear.
            “Come on boy, catch up,” Dominic called. “We’ll freeze if we don’t keep moving.”
            The only reason he could see the dog at all in the darkness was that his dark gray fur showed up against a thickening carpet od snow underfoot, and the falling flakes that grew heavier with each moment.
            Brother Dominic stopped and watched Bogie approach like a trotting miniature show horse in slow motion, lifting each foot as if it burned.
            “Okay, we’ll keep each other a bit warmer.” He swept up his little grey buddy and tucked him inside an old tweed coat. “Now we’ve got to get a move on. This is a borrowed coat and we need to give it back to Percy.”
            Talking to his dog was an indulgence Dominic reserved for when they were alone. He smiled at the thought. They were rarely as alone as they were in the middle of the night, on this hill in the Cotswold Hills that were so spectacular in the daylight, yet so pitiless when every step was an act of faith.
`           He had pulled the hood on his habit up to cover his head and ward off some of the cold. The old, brown cloth was already soaked and started to freeze.
            Silence seemed absolute. Except when a gust of wind sent frigid, leafless branches raking together.
            Not a single vehicle had passed on the narrow road that forked away from the tiny village below and rose to traverse the hill. There was a scatter of farms and houses up here, all with feeder tracks from the road. But any people out there were probably tucked up sleeping by now.
            You couldn’t see any buildings form the road.
            Bogie scrabbled closer and pressed his wet nose to Dominic’s neck.
            The wind picked up, drove straight at him, and he leaned against it to push his way on, and the snow drove into his face and crammed inside his collar.
            He crossed his hands over the dog and pushed his bare hands beneath his arms.
            This has to be done.
            Old wrongs must be put right, lies dispelled quickly for the sake of peace, his own but more importantly, the others involved. His challenge was to bring secrets into the light without harming the innocent.

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Stella Cameron is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author. With over fourteen million copies of her books in print, Cameron is now turning her pen to mysteries and independently publishing COLD, Introducing Alex Duggins. She draws on her English background for this new, already critically acclaimed mystery series. Atmospheric, deeply character and relationship driven, COLD reveals the power of old secrets to twist the present. Cameron's reputation for using her backgrounds to add tension and allure to her stories is heightened again.

Cameron is the recipient of the Pacific Northwest Achievement Award for distinguished professional achievement and for enhancing the stature of the Northwest Literary community. She lives in Washington with her husband Jerry, her Papillon Millie, black cat Zipper, and a cheeky little tabby named Jack.

FAQ for COLD, Introducing Alex Duggins

Why did you choose the Cotswolds as the setting for COLD?

The Cotswold Hills are a treasure trove of mysterious villages with cottage windows that cry out for me to tell stories about the folks who live in them. History doesn't have to be searched out, it's stamped on the faces of churches, shops, pubs, tithe barns, markets still held where they have been for hundreds of years, cobbled alleys and streets, and even in the cadence of the people's voices. This is a place rich with atmosphere, it's a haven for someone like me who sits quietly, observes and spins tales. I think the Cotswolds chose me to tell the story in COLD.

All of the characters in this book are memorable, but Bogie really stands out. What can you tell us about him?

Bogie, who becomes Alex Duggins’ dog, is named after a dear reader's dog. I held a sweepstakes to find just the right name and along came Bogie who was randomly selected from hundreds of entries. Even
more lucky, I have now met this lovely little furry boy, taken him on a walk, sat with him on my lap while I told him how handsome he is! After spending time with him, I knew he had to have more than just a walk-on part in COLD.

Many readers may recognize you from your successful career as a romantic suspense writer.
Why the switch to mystery?

I've never written a book that has no mystery/thriller elements. When a story develops for me, a mystery wraps itself around the plot and the mystery and thriller threads not only demand equal time with a romance but I make a conscious effort to balance the two. Romantic suspense is wonderful to work with but I'm a very natural mystery writer and I'm ready to devote myself to the genre.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013


Title: Love, Kinsey

Author: Brandy Jeffus Corona
Series: Stand Alone
Genre: Inspirational/ New Adult
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: Oct 1 2013

All her life, Kinsey Masters has thought of herself as ordinary, boring almost.  She had a normal upbringing, a stable career and a good love life, finally meeting “the One,” Colby.  
But life has a funny way of turning the tables on you.
Faced with a devastating diagnosis, Kinsey sets out to write her last story – her own. 
Her journey reunites her with each man she’s fallen in love with and with their words, along with other friends and family, she pieces together the story of herself. With each meeting, Kinsey begins to realize that each of her past loves has happened for a reason. And she’s left footprints on their lives just like they did for her.
Every life is special, especially your own.

Brandy Jeffus Corona has been writing stories since an early age. She would dictate them to her mom who would type them out on a typewriter.

She is a wife and mother to two precious children and lives in North Texas, but she’ll always consider herself an East Texan, hailing from the Rose Capitol of the World, Tyler.

Places to find Brandy

Monday, September 16, 2013

BookSpotlight: SEDUCED BY AN ANGEL, Book 3, Velvet Lies Series By: Adrienne deWolfe

Book Title:
SEDUCED BY AN ANGEL, Book 3, Velvet Lies Series

Author Name: Adrienne deWolfe

Genre:  Western Historical Romance (with paranormal elements: ghosts and a clairvoyant heroine)


Kentucky belle Seraphina Jones craves a dashing stranger worth kissing. When she spies her handsome, half-naked hired hand at the riverbank, she thinks her dreams of romance have come true. But this Texican is wanted for murder. 

Jesse Quaid can't let Sera's sweet kisses distract him from rendezvousing with Cass, a childhood friend, to clear his name of a crime he didn't commit.  But then a case of mistaken identity turns Cass into Jesse's deadliest rival for Sera's heart.

Now, Sera must find a way to end the feud before the man she loves is lost forever.

Other Books in the Velvet Lies series:

·         Book 1: SCOUNDREL FOR HIRE
·         Book 2: HIS WICKED DREAM
·         Book 3: SEDUCED BY AN ANGEL
·         Book 4: DEVIL IN TEXAS (Available 2014)

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"Can I have my pants back?" A wicked dimple flirted with his lips.
"Maybe." She narrowed her eyes at his bawdy show of humor. "Are you going to pack them in your bedroll and ride?"
"Now that's an interesting question, coming from a maid."
"That is not what I meant!"
"Isn't it?" Those strong white teeth flashed in a feline smile. "It seems to me a young, unmarried woman shouldn't be visiting her hired hand's digs in the middle of the night. Unless, of course, she has a certain kind of pleasure-riding on her mind."
Sera's jaw dropped. She couldn't believe he would think such a thing about her!
Well, okay. Maybe she had imagined kissing him with a reckless abandon.  And maybe she'd imagined stripping off his shirt to feast her eyes on his rock-ribbed planes. But was that such a crime? Imagining?
"Why are you being so contrary?" she demanded. "I thought we were friends."
"So did I.  Until I came in here tonight and caught you spying on me."
She caught her breath.  "Jesse, I swear. That is not what I—"
With a speed reminiscent of his quick-draw, he ripped the denim from her hands and caught her wrists. She shivered a little when she recognized the hunger in his jungle-cat stare.
"Jesse, please don’t be angry with me—"
"I’m not angry with you, Sera.  I want to do forbidden things to you.  I want to do scandalous, bawdy things that will make you pant and gasp and shake with the sheer, wild pleasure of my kiss . . . "

Author Bio:

Adrienne deWolfe is a #1 Bestselling Author and a recipient of 48 writing awards, including the Best Historical Romance of the Year.  She consistently delights readers with sexy, action-packed, western-style romances, including her Wild Texas Nights series and her Velvet Lies series.  In addition, she is the author of the bestselling non-fiction ebook series, The Secrets to Getting Your Romance Novel Published.
Fascinated by all things mystical, Adrienne writes a weekly blog about dragons, magic, and the paranormal at to help her research her upcoming YA Epic Fantasy series. She also writes a weekly blog with fiction writing tips and advice about the business of writing at  She enjoys mentoring aspiring authors and offers professional story critiques and book coaching services.

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Saturday, September 14, 2013

My Sexy Saturday #MSSWeek16

I love Saturdays. It is the start to the weekend. The chance to catch up on TV, or the chance to pick up a good book that sweeps away from all the craziness in your life.

For My Sexy Saturday, here is a clip from my latest release Bounty for Love

How did he expect her to stay put? She was about to ask him that when she felt one of his
hands glide up her stomach, slowly pushing the tank up her body. His mouth then moved to her
now naked breast. He swirled his tongue around her nipple several times before he sucked the
hard tip into his mouth pulling it up. He could hear her whimpering for more. The sound of her
head moving back and forth against the sheets sent his mouth moving faster. His free hand
worked the other nipple with his fingers, pinching and pulling, teasing and caressing her.

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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Book Spotlight- How To Self Publish: A Do-It-Yourself Approach by Leti Del Mar

Title: How To Self-Publish: A Do-It-Yourself Approach

Author: Leti Del Mar

Genre: Non-Fiction Self-Help

Publisher: Rambaldi Press

Release Date: September 2nd


This book is for anyone who has ever considered publishing their own work but has either thought the process seemed too complicated or too expensive. My newest book will hold your hand as it guides your manuscript from your word processor to a formatted e-book and paperback. It will show you how to launch and market your book, get reviews, and use social media to establish an author platform. I promise to show you how this can all be accomplished for less than you would spend on a week's worth of lattes!

My Do-It-Yourself Approach is full of useful advice and practical tips any author new to the world of self-publishing can easily implement.

The best news? I am not alone in this endeavor. I have teamed up with 6 other authors who represent a wide variety of writers including; Craig Hurren, Victoria Sawyer, Carmen Stefanescu, Clancy Tucker, Melissa Wray and Lee Zamloch. They have each contributed their insight on topics like the importance of research, coping with bad reviews, creating a brand, utilizing feedback and much more!

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Chapter 1: What is a DIY Approach?

If you are curious about the pros and cons of self-publishing your work, this book is not for you. If you are holding out on hearing back from one of the hundreds of agents you have queried, this book is not for you. If you want to read rants about the publishing industry and how they don’t understand e-books, today's readers and are detrimental to the Indie author, this is not the book for you. If you are wondering how one would go about writing a novel, this book is not for you.

However, if you want to take that manuscript you have poured your heart and soul into, publish it, and see it for sale on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and itunes, and see your work printed and bound, sitting on a bookshelf in your living room then this is exactly the book for you.


You are about to join the ranks of hundreds, if not thousands, of Indie authors who have decided to take matters into their own hands and forgo the New York way. You are empowered and ready to make your publishing dreams come true without an agent or contract with a big publisher.

The good news is we are an awesome group of writers who will bend over backwards to help each other out. I am constantly surprised and overwhelmed by the support and good wishes of my fellow authors. This is an active community that is ready and willing to help you on your way to publishing and selling your book.

The bad news is that this endeavor is going to take a whole lot of work. This path is not an easy one. You will make mistakes, you will feel alone and sometimes you will want to give up. Don’t! I am here to tell you that you can do this and my goal is to pay forward some of the advice, help and know-how I have gained on my Indie Journey.

When I first started to contemplate self-publishing my work, I found lots of books and websites that went into detail about why I should self-publish. I read nearly everything with the words Indie or Self-Publish in their titles and found that the authors of those works would go on and on about why they choose to self-publish. They defended their choice to go Indie and what pushed them over that New York ledge at length. As I read all of that information, I kept asking myself the same three questions. What now? How do I get started? What do I do next?

In my endless search for information about the self-publishing industry, I discovered that the majority of the information out there is comprised of about 70% rants against traditional publishing and what doesn’t work and about 30% of useful and practical information. Now that 30% was invaluable. I gleaned many strategies, suggestions and tips that I have since implemented. Throughout this process, I have put together quite an arsenal of resources that I want to share with you. Why? Indie authors stick together. They help each other out and they share the wealth. That’s the Indie way.

The other thing I noticed in my extensive research was that many successful Indies out there spend up to $2000 to edit, format and put together a professional looking product before they sell it. Now if you are already making money off of your books or have lots of extra cash sitting around, this makes sense to you. However, when I first started out and was unsure of how this thing would play out, I just couldn’t bring myself to fork over all of that cash.

As I searched this rapidly changing industry, I discovered five types of authors. Let me walk you through them. First, there are the big name, blockbuster authors. These are the authors you instantly recognize like Dan Brown, Steven King, JK Rowling. These guys and gals are the elite minority who have big publishing houses backing them and doing all the marketing, formatting, editing and technical work for them. They met with a whole lot of rejection before finding that agent and publisher willing to take a chance, and then the perfect storm of hard work and opportunity hit. Now they are making the big bucks.

The second type is made up of the authors who pursue the New York dream and get an agent and a publisher who makes who handles the printing of their book. The publisher makes all the big decisions and holds all the rights, including e-book rights. However, unless that book captivates the imagination of millions, the publisher stops promoting and pushing it. Even when sales go down, that publisher holds all the rights to that work for years to come. So the author feels the success of acceptance and then the sad taste of abandonment.

The third type pursues other means. They seek out the small publishers, the artsy and independent ones. Whether they produce actual print copies of books or specialize in e-books and an online presence, they help edit, format and sell an author's book. But, these publishers still hold all the rights and pull all the strings. Also, like the big houses in New York, it can still take quite a bit a time to go from manuscript to book for sale and even then, their authors are expected to do most of the marketing on their own.

The fourth type I like to call Sub-Contractors. They are Indies who pay others to do the hard stuff or the things they don't feel comfortable with for them. They pay top dollar for the big three: a professional editor, cover designer, and formatter. Some hire publicists and purchase marketing packages. They pay other people to put together blog tours. Now these authors are Indies in every sense of the word. They have all the control and keep all the rights to their work. They are in charge of their publishing universe. They also have deeper pockets than I do. Not all Indies start out as Sub-Contractors, but as their book sales start coming in, they decide their time is the more valuable commodity and start to hire out.

Then there is the fifth and final type of author. Like the Sub-Contractors, this type of author is an Indie and holds all the rights and makes all the decisions. However this Indie does everything on his own. This is where I started. This is where most of us start. These authors don't have the hundreds or thousands ready to invest in their publishing and don't have the sales of other books coming in to fund future books. I'm here to tell you that it's okay. There is nothing wrong with starting on a shoestring budget and that it can be done. You can do it! Maybe after those sales start pouring in, you can start to pay others to help you with the tough stuff. I know I did. But for right now, I'm telling you, you can put together a professional e-book and paperback for what you might spend on a week's worth of lattes.

I am officially here for that fifth type of author.

I saw a need and I hope I'm meeting that need with this book. I want to hold your hand and take you and your manuscript step-by-step from dream to reality and I don’t expect you to spend a whole lot of money to accomplish this.

When I published my first book, I spent a total of $35. That included the cost of extended print distribution and a printed proof that now sits on my bookshelf. Later on, I spent an additional $25 for an Amazon gift card I used as a giveaway for a blog tour. That’s it folks. If I could do it, you can too.

Do you have a manuscript you want to see published? Are ready to roll up your sleeves and get to work? Are you asking yourself what now? How do I get started? What do I do next? Then keep reading and find out how to join the ranks of Indie Authors and self-publish your work!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

GCRPromotions Presents Strangers Blog Tour by A.L Parks

Strangers by A.L. Parks

Genre: Romantic suspense

Release date: September 6th, 2013

Bereaved bride Abby Clark is tortured by visions of the fatal crash that took her fiancée on their wedding day.  She succumbs to a dark existence where loneliness, sadness and nightmares dwell; until handsome, brooding Bryce Holden walks through the door of her favorite coffee shop, wearing the same cloak of despair and grief.  Abby discovers in Bryce someone who understands love and loss, and soon their close friendship grows into a deep love.  But ghosts make strange bedfellows, and Abby is forced to battle the tormenting images that continue to haunt her, and confront the ethereal presence of a beloved wife to protect her future with Bryce.  

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My Review:

I received an ARC for an honest review. I loved the depths of the characters. There is an intensity about Bryce and Abby that draws you in. I admit there were a few times that I teared up myself.
I enjoyed the twists that the author brought to the book. I didn't see them coming and for that I was grateful. I love books that have twists that as a reader you are not predicting.

I would mark this book down as a must read.


About A.L. Parks

I am just starting in this crazy world of writing and publishing. Lately, however, there are just too many characters in my head begging me to tell their here I am. Writing, publishing, sharing and, hopefully, entertaining. I love a great love story, but really want to tell a story with an edge; characters who are imperfect, trying to find the perfect love.

Strangers is my debut novel, and will be released on September 6, 2013. I will have another novel, The Return, with an anticipated release date of November 1, 2013. I have been focusing mainly on short stories, but have felt a need to get to know the characters more in-depth, and in turn, tell more of their stories. I have some fairly interesting people living in my head!

I have my own blog (, where I review books, and discuss my new projects. I also contribute to, dedicated to the emerging new adult romance genre. We have great fun over sure to check us out!

I currently live outside Washington D.C. with my family. We spend many hours exploring the area and the deep history of this beautiful land, while experiencing as much of life's wonders as possible. I have traveled abroad and lived in almost every corner of the U.S., and hope my writing reflects various cultures, people, and places.