Author VALERIE TWOMBLY

April 20, 2014 By: Romance Junkies Category: Latest News

please tell us a little bit about your current projects?

I just released Fatal Desire, the second book in the Guardians series. I’m currently working on the second novella to my Demon Heat series which is more of a paranormal erotic romance and is slated for release in July. After that I have another project I’d like to start before I move onto the third book in the Guardians series.


When was the moment that you knew you had to be a writer?

Boy, I was a very late bloomer. I was 49 when I started writing and really didn’t know it was going to be a passion until I actually finished my first story.


Every writer dreams of getting “the call”. What were you doing when yours came? Who got to hear the good news first? 

I was sitting on the deck with my hubby drinking a glass of wine. Needless to say, he was the first to know followed by some close writer friends. I was beyond thrilled.


Who gave you the one piece of writing advice that sticks with you to this day? 

Actually I’m still looking for that piece of advice.


Describe the “perfect” hero. What about the “perfect” hero for you?

I think they are one in the same. He needs to have a kind heart toward those less fortunate. Be loyal to the ones he loves and be willing to fight for what he believes in. Oh and he must have great sex appeal ;-)


What are some of your favorite pastimes? Do you have any hobbies or collections? 

Well since I work a full-time job, writing is actually my hobby. When I can, I love to read. I really cherish those nice evenings when I can spend time with hubby sitting on the deck.


What has been your biggest adventure to date?

Zip lining! I went for the first time a little over a year ago and what a rush. I can’t wait to do it again.


If your fairy godmother waved her wand and whisked you away to the location of your choice, which place would you choose, and why?

Bora Bora. I’ve always been intriguied by the pictures I see and I watched a documantary on the Travel Channel once. It looks so romantic and warm, lol.


When it comes to food, are you the adventurous type who will try anything once, or do you prefer to stick to tried and true foods and recipes?

I am adventurous to a point. There are some things I simply refuse to try. Brain, tripe, that sorta stuff.


How do you describe yourself? How would your family and friends describe you? 

I’m actually on the shy side and not the life of the party, but I do have a good sense of humor. My friends and family would say I have a big heart. My husband says I swear like a sailor, lol.


And lastly, no interview of a writer would be complete without this question: what is your favorite comfort food?

Homemade mac & cheese. I’m originally from the East coast where we use a white sharp cheddar. My mom still makes it when our family gets together and I can eat a lot. Left overs for me to take home are a must!

 

What is your favorite season? What do you love about it?

 

Fall. There is something about the crispness in the air and the smell. Fall has its own scent. The colors also are amazing.

 

What is the one modern convenience that you cannot do without?

My laptop. I couldn’t write without it.

 

What is this romance writer’s idea of the “ideal romantic evening”?

Dinner and wine at sunset on a tropical beach. You see those pictures of couples eating at a little table on a beach and I would love to try it.

 

 

SEALS OF SUMMER Box Set Tour‏

April 18, 2014 By: Romance Junkies Category: Guest Blogger, Latest News

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MEDICAL SUPPORT

by Elle James

 

 Some of the most unsung heroes in the war on terrorism are the medical personnel who care for our wounded warriors. From the moment they are injured to the time the leave the hospital to rejoin their families, soldiers and sailors are given the most amazing treatment.

 

In particular, I’d like to note the Critical Care Air Transport Teams or the Aeromedical Evacuation units. These are the nurses, doctors and respiratory therapists who can transform almost any aircraft into an ICU within minutes. They are deployable on short notice and are responsible for keeping the critically injured or ill alive from the war zone to a hospital with a greater ability to care for these critically injured men and women. They are an integral part of the medical care system designed to keep our men and woman alive and have helped to reduce the number of died-of-wounds rate tremendously.

 

My heroine in SEAL’s EMBRACE is a highly-skilled nurse on one of these teams and has an important job in keeping the personnel she’s entrusted with alive.

 

As a member of the U.S. Air Force Reserves I worked with medical personnel and gained a great respect for all they do. My thanks and prayers go out to each and everyone, and to the soldiers, sailors and marines who fight for our country so selflessly.

 

SEAL’S EMBRACE

 

Injured Navy SEAL and the critical care nurse he’s attempting to woo join forces to stop a terrorist attack at a military hospital

 

Navy SEAL, Ceasar Sanchez has it bad for Army Lt. McGee, a nurse at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan. When a rescue mission goes bad and he ends up being medically evacuated, she’s there. Not sure whether he’ll walk again, he’s afraid to pursue the pretty nurse, not wanting to shackle her with half a man.

Lt. Erin McGee is a Critical Care Air Transport Team nurse, responsible for ensuring her patients arrive alive at the next level of health care. Fighting an attraction to a sexy Navy SEAL she outranks, she resists the risk of losing her commission for fraternization. But one sensual tryst behind a supply building isn’t enough and the SEALs determination to see her wear at her resolve. Ceasar and Erin share a medevac plane ride to Germany with a critically wounded Taliban leader who could provide information to the whereabouts of four missing soldiers.

In the hospital at Landstuhl, Caesar and Erin fight their attraction for each other while a terrorist plot is underfoot to rescue the Taliban leader. Together they struggle to save lives and halt the an attack, while finding that love trumps rank every time.

 

About the Author

 

Elle James spent twenty years livin’ and lovin’ in South Texas, ranching horses, cattle, goats, ostriches and emus. A former IT professional, Elle is proud to be writing full-time, penning intrigues and paranormal adventures that keep her readers on the edge of their seats. Now living in northwest Arkansas, she isn’t wrangling cattle, she’s wrangling her muses, a malti-poo and yorkie. When she’s not at her computer, she’s traveling, out snow-skiing, boating, or riding her ATV, dreaming up new stories.

 

You can reach Elle James at www.ellejames.com or email her at

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 SEALS OF SUMMER
Military Romance Superbundle
Navy SEAL Style

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Super-bundle of ten novellas and novels by New York Times, USA Today and award-winning bestselling authors: Delilah Devlin, Sharon Hamilton, Anne Marsh, Cora Seton, Zoe York, Roxie Riviera, S.M. Butler, Kimberley Troutte, Jennifer Lowery, Elle James. Available from Amazon to pre-order and from Amazon, Apple, Barnes and Noble, and other retailers on April 21st, 2014.

 

 

IT TAKES A SEAL, An Adventure Girls, Inc. story by USA Today Bestselling author Delilah Devlin: A travel agent visiting friends in the Bahamas is stranded on a desert island with a sexy ex-SEAL after their private pleasure cruise is interrupted by men who mistake her lover for a reclusive billionaire.

SEAL MY HEART by New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Sharon Hamilton: Kate Livingstone’s engagement is at risk the instant she sets eyes on the handsome elite warrior sitting next to her on a plane trip to visit her sister. Navy SEAL Tyler Gray had thought he knew what he wanted in life, until he meets Kate and their obvious attraction for each other sparks something deep in his soul. What starts out as innocent letters between friends turns out to be much more. Can someone fall in love deeply just with words and letters exchanged, or is this just a pleasant fantasy that will ruin their lives forever?

SMOKING HOT by National Bestselling Author Anne Marsh: When an ambush kills his teammate, Navy SEAL Tye Callahan vows to spend the summer in Strong, California, fighting fires with the smoke jumper team and looking out for Katie Lawson, his teammate’s fiancée. Now, as the summer heats up, they must decide if the chemistry burning between them might just be their second chance at living their own lives… together.

THE NAVY SEAL’s E-MAIL ORDER BRIDE by National Bestselling author Cora Seton: If Mason Hall, Navy SEAL, can’t find a wife and get her pregnant—and convince his three brothers to marry, too—before the year is up, he’ll have to forfeit the ranch his family has prized for over a hundred years. Who knew one city girl and three wayward brothers could put up such a fight?

FALL OUT by Zoe York: Drew Castle is a Navy SEAL with a bad case of indifference. Until Annie Martin shows up on his doorstep, scared out of her mind, and all of a sudden, keeping her safe becomes the most important mission of his life. And this time, he’s on his own.

CLOSE QUARTERS by Bestselling author Roxie Rivera: Nationally Bestselling author Roxie Rivera brings you Close Quarters. Getting tangled up in Jamie Pearson’s latest hot mess—or her sheets—is the very last thing Navy SEAL Leland Gates needs, but in close quarters like these, there’s no denying the white-hot passion blazing between them.

KILLING HONOR by International Bestselling author S.M. Butler: Returning home after a disastrous extended deployment, Navy SEAL Brody Battles struggles with nightmares and government secrets building a wall between him and his wife, Devyn, especially when a security breach compromises his identity. While they’re adjusting to being a family again, an old enemy waits in the shadows, salivating for the sweet taste of revenge.

COMING IN HOT by Award-winning author Kimberley Troutte: For Navy SEAL Mack Riley, rescuing a family in Colombian jungles isn’t as hard as seeing the admiral’s daughter again, but since Jenna is joining the hostage rescue team, his orders are to protect her. In the heat of battle, love breaches their defenses just as missiles lock onto their coordinates …can they save the family and get out alive?

A SEAL’s SONG by Golden Heart Finalist author Jennifer Lowery: Navy SEAL Jack Taggart’s plans to catch some much-needed downtime between deployments are demolished when he risks everything to rescue beautiful wedding singer, Darci O’Shea, from a band of thieves. Will the battle between their inner demons be the hardest one to fight, or will they find rescue in each other’s arms?

SEALS’s EMBRACE by USA Today Bestselling author Elle James: Injured Navy SEAL and the critical care nurse he’s attempting to woo join forces to stop a terrorist attack at a military hospital.

 

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Military Romance Superbundle

Print Length: 1300 pages

Publisher: SOS Ladies

Publication Date: April 21, 2014

ASIN: B00J436CN8

 

Military Super-bundle of ten novellas and novels by New York Times, USA Today and award-winning bestselling authors: Delilah Devlin, Sharon Hamilton, Anne Marsh, Cora Seton, Zoe York, Roxie Riviera, S.M. Butler, Kimberley Troutte, Jennifer Lowery, Elle James.

 

IT TAKES A SEAL by USA Today Bestselling author Delilah Devlin:

When Susan heads to the Bahamas, she thinks the sexiest part of the trip is that she can count it as a tax deduction. After all, her agency has new offices in the Bahamas, and she needs face-time with her employees, who also just happen to be her best friends. However, things go quickly awry when their island benefactor comes under threat. After a night of partying on his yacht, she awakens to discover she’s stumbled into a sting operation to lure the bad guys into the open. She’s got to pretend she’s the billionaire’s trophy girlfriend, which isn’t hard when the man taking his place is a sexy ex-SEAL. When the bad guys kidnap the couple and imprison them on a deserted island, it’s up to ex-SEAL Justin to orchestrate an escape.

 

SEAL MY HEART by NY Times and USA Today Bestselling author Sharon Hamilton:

Kate Livingstone’s engagement is at risk the instant she sets eyes on the handsome elite warrior sitting next to her on a plane trip to visit her sister. Navy SEAL Tyler Gray had thought he knew what he wanted in life, until he meets Kate and their obvious attraction for each other sparks something deep in his soul. What starts out as innocent letters between friends turns out to be much more. Can someone fall in love deeply just with words and letters exchanged, or is this just a pleasant fantasy that will ruin their lives forever?

 

SMOKING HOT by National Bestselling author Anne Marsh: When an ambush kills his teammate, Navy SEAL Tye Callahan steps in to fulfill the fallen man’s obligations. He vows to spend the summer in Strong, California, fighting fires with the smoke jumper team and looking out for Katie Lawson, his teammate’s fiancée. Now, as the summer heats up, they must decide if the chemistry burning between them might just be their second chance at living their own lives… together.

 

THE NAVY SEAL’s E-MAIL ORDER BRIDE by National Bestselling author Cora Seton:  Mason Hall, Navy SEAL, has fought insurgents, drug lords and terrorists, but his current mission is one for the records. Not only must he find a wife—and get her pregnant—or forfeit the ranch his family has prized for over a hundred years, he also must convince his three brothers to marry, too—before the year is up.  Who knew one city girl and three wayward brothers could put up such a fight? 

 

FALL OUT by Zoe York:

Drew Castle is a Navy SEAL with a bad case of indifference. Until Annie Martin shows up on his doorstep, scared out of her mind, and all of a sudden, keeping her safe becomes the most important mission of his life. And this time, he’s on his own. Annie knows that letting Drew whisk her away under the guise of protection is a recipe for disaster, but he’s the only person she can trust. Drew’s strange mix of laid-back bossiness takes some getting used to, but as they escape to a Caribbean hideaway, she finds herself wondering what it would be like if they came together at a different time. As the threat is resolved, a new danger arises: one of passion, heat and desire so overwhelming neither can resist, no matter the cost.

 

CLOSE QUARTERS by Bestselling author Roxie Rivera:

When Navy SEAL Leland Gates runs off to his family’s secluded cabin to lick his wounds, he never expects to find makeup heiress Jamie Pearson hiding out there. His sister’s best friend swears she’s only there for a weekend of relaxation, but his well-honed instincts tell him that she’s in big trouble. Getting tangled up in Jamie’s latest hot mess—or her sheets—is the very last thing he needs, but in close quarters like these, there’s no denying the white-hot passion blazing between them.

 

KILLING HONOR by International Bestselling author S.M. Butler:

Returning home after a disastrous extended deployment, Navy SEAL Brody Battles struggles with nightmares and government secrets building a wall between him and his wife, Devyn, especially when a security breach compromises his identity. While they’re adjusting to being a family again, an old enemy waits in the shadows, salivating for the sweet taste of revenge.

 

COMING IN HOT by Award-winning author Kimberley Troutte:

For Navy SEAL Mack Riley, rescuing a family in Colombia is not as hard as seeing the admiral’s daughter again. He’d sworn a vow to steer clear of that heartbreaker. But since the family was taken hostage on Jenna’s watch, she’s determined to join the rescue team. When the admiral orders him to protect Jenna, Mack is forced to keep her as close as body armor. In the heat of battle, love Mack and Jenna deny breaches their defenses. With missiles locked onto their coordinates…can they save the family and get out alive?

 

A SEAL’s SONG by Golden Heart Finalist Jennifer Lowery:

Navy SEAL Jack Taggart’s plans to catch some much-needed downtime between deployments are demolished when he risks everything to rescue beautiful wedding singer, Darci O’Shea, from a band of thieves. Will the battle between their inner demons be the hardest one to fight, or will they find rescue in each other’s arms?

 

SEALS’s EMBRACE by USA Today Bestseller Elle James:

Navy SEAL, Ceasar Sanchez has it bad for Army Lt. McGee, a nurse at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan. When a rescue mission goes bad and he ends up being medically evacuated, she’s there. Not sure whether he’ll walk again, he’s afraid to pursue the pretty nurse, not wanting to shackle her with half a man. Lt. Erin McGee is a Critical Care Air Transport Team nurse, responsible for ensuring her patients arrive alive at the next level of health care. Fighting an attraction to a sexy Navy SEAL she outranks, she resists the risk of losing her commission for fraternization. But one sensual tryst behind a supply building isn’t enough and the SEALs determination to see her wear at her resolve. Ceasar and Erin share a medevac plane ride to Germany with a critically wounded Taliban leader who could provide information to the whereabouts of four missing soldiers. Transferred to the hospital at Landstuhl, Caesar undergoes surgery, restoring movement to his legs in time to stop a hostage takeover of the ICU where Erin is in charge of the Taliban leader’s care. Together they fight to save lives and halt a Terrorist attack, while finding that love trumps rank every time.

 

Available April 21 – Preorder Now:

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Monica Murphy’s INTOXICATED Cover Revea

April 17, 2014 By: Romance Junkies Category: Guest Blogger, Latest News

We are so excited to share the cover for Monica Murphy’s INTOXICATED with you all! INTOXICATED is a sexy Contemporary Romance novella in Monica’s The Billionaire Bachelors Club Series, published by Avon Impulse. It is available for pre-order. Links are below!!

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ABOUT INTOXICATED:

New York Times bestselling author Monica Murphy wraps up her sexy Billionaire Bachelors Club series with a wedding to remember. But this time, they’re not bachelors anymore, and the groom … is one of them.

It’s Gage and Marina’s wedding day, but wedded bliss seems a long way off: Ivy’s just gone into labor. Marina’s missing her matron of honor. And Bryn’s giving Matt the silent treatment.

It’s up to Archer, Gage, and Matt to make sure this day goes off without a hitch. But between brides and babies, there’s the not-so-little issue of the million-dollar bet to attend to. If only they can figure out who won … and who’s paying up. Is everyone a winner? Or will someone leave broke—and brokenhearted?

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EXCERPT:

I’m going to have a baby,” Ivy declares as she stops directly in front of me. Well, her belly stopped directly in front of me, the rest of her soon follows.

Yes, indeed, my wife is definitely going to have a baby. Soon.

I’m getting ready—staring at the mirror as I mess with my tie, making sure it’s perfect—when she approaches me. I shoot her a grin, feeling good, feeling on top of my game. Life couldn’t get any better, you know? We’re celebrating today and with good reason.

“I know, sexy mama.” I turn away from the mirror and wink at her. “Trust me, I haven’t forgotten that I’m the one who knocked you up.”

She stares at me, no reaction to my wink or my words. She usually slaps my ass and kisses me. Says something sarcastic at the very least. But I’m getting nothing. And it’s kind of disconcerting. “Archer. I’m dead serious. I’m going to have the baby.”

“I know, babe. And I can’t freaking wait.” I study her, noticing that she looks a little pale and her pupils are dilated. Hmm. “You feeling okay?”

Rolling her eyes, she rests her hand on top of her protruding stomach, rubbing it absently. Then not so absently. As in, she’s clutching her belly like she’s in pain. “I’m in—” She sucks in a harsh breath, holding it for a few seconds. “—labor, damn it.”

 

MonicaMurphypic-250x373ABOUT MONICA MURPHY:

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Monica Murphy is a native Californian who lives in the foothills below Yosemite. A wife and mother of three, she writes New Adult and contemporary romance for Bantam and Avon. She is the author of One Week Girlfriend and Second Chance Boyfriend.

 

 

 

 

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Author Pamela Aares

April 16, 2014 By: Romance Junkies Category: Guest Blogger, Latest News

“Sure to thrill fans of modern romantic fiction. If you love Bella Andre and Susan Elizabeth Phillips, you’ll love the series Heart of the Game!” —EarthLoving Lens

“A new star in the romance world!”New York Times bestselling author E. Alexander

“My favorite reads are spin-off series by authors like Nora Roberts and I’m happy to find another author I love reading as much.” —Julie Martin Wallace

“An undercurrent of mystery and suspense interlaced with a wonderful romance story…a solid 5 smarty stars.” —Lady Literary

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A kiss in a dark alcove triggers the greatest challenge of their lives…

Ace pitcher Scotty Donovan has been traded from his longtime team—and hates it. But to his surprise, he now finds himself in the sweetest game of his life: winning the heart of smart, sexy physics professor Chloe McNalley.

Chloe loves teaching, but she’s never fit into academia. When she falls for Scotty, she discovers his arms and heart are where she belongs. They share a passion for the game, a fascination for the mysteries of the universe and an increasing love for one another.

Then Chloe inherits Scotty’s new team. As player and team owner, they shouldn’t be dating. They try to hide their passion, until a blackmailer threatens them personally and professionally. Exposure could be the end of everything–Scotty’s career, Chloe’s team ownership, and their new love—unless they find a way to transcend the taboo standing between them.

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Author Interview

 

When was the moment that you knew you had to be a writer?

 

I’ve written for many years for film and radio, but about five years ago, after producing the Powers of the Universe, I knew I wanted to put the many story ideas and voices of characters into novel form. And I’d fallen in love with romance, so it was a natural progression!

 

Who gave you the one piece of writing advice that sticks with you to this day?

 Write. Write. Write. Other activities are important, but writing is the one thing that has to happen!

 

Describe the “perfect” hero. What about the “perfect” hero for you?

 My perfect hero lives in his body, listens (eventually) to his heart and soul and has the courage to risk loving a strong woman. The All-Star athletes who are the heroes in my Heart of the Game series are to-swoon-over physical, alpha males, but they are each unique, wounded in their own way, and only love calls them to the hero’s journey.

 

What are some of your favorite pastimes? Do you have any hobbies or collections?

 We have a small organic farm, my husband calls it a large garden, but most days it feels like a small farm. I love to be outside in the garden. I hike the beaches on the Sonoma Coast, love white-water rafting and dreaming up fun parties for people I love.

 

What has been your biggest adventure to date?

Wow. Tough question. Moving from the city to the country was a challenge and every day it’s an adventure. I could write a funny book, Green Acres style about the mistakes I’ve made and zillions of things I’ve learned– the hard way– like Don’t wear yoga pant to weed foxtails; If it requires a pickaxe, reconsider; Don’t try to re-stake trees before the first cup of tea in the morning (smashed fingers).

 But scuba diving the coral reefs in Fiji was probably the greatest adventure. Such life, teeming all around, the colors, the thousands of fish, it was another world under the water.

 

If your fairy godmother waved her wand and whisked you away to the location of your choice, which place would you choose, and why?

 Right now it’d be the Kona coast. I was relaxed there once, had a peaceful week. I could use that right about now!

 

When it comes to food, are you the adventurous type who will try anything once, or do you prefer to stick to tried and true foods and recipes?

 Adventurous! I’ve learned so much from Brendan Brazier and his book Thrive. I love that he’s a seven time iron man winner and yet only eats plants. It changed how I approached food and it’s been fun.

 

What is the one modern convenience that you cannot do without?

 My blender. I don’t have time to sit around chewing all the greens my husband brings in from the garden. If I’m on a writing deadline, I throw them into the blender and can down a whole days worth of vegetables in about three minutes.

 

What is this romance writer’s idea of the “ideal romantic evening”?

A walk at the national seashore and the popping in to one of the local pubs for music and dinner. And then… well, mustn’t say here but if you read my books…

 

How do you describe yourself? How would your family and friends describe you?

I am a positive person, sometime to a fault in that I always expect people to be kind. I was raised in  a family where kindness was paramount.

 

What is your favorite comfort food?

Strawberry jam on toast! My homemade jam with berries from our garden. In the dark of winter it was like a burst of Spring! I ownce asked a writer freind of mine what it was about toast that it’s the go-to food when we’re under deadline (along with chocolate!).

 

What is your favorite season? What do you love about it?

I love the energy of Spring– all the blossoms saying some here. there’s life here, there’s promise.

  

What project are you working on next?

 I’m finishing the 5th book in  the Heart of the game and preparing for the launch of Love on the Line . It’s a challenging story– the hero is a sixteenth generation Samurai, raised on a peach farm in California’s Central Valley. He falls in love with Sabrina Tavonesi, the sister of Alex Tavonesi, the hero of Love Bats Last the first book in the Heart of the Game series.

 

Any place we can find you in person or on the net this month or next?

 I’m doing an appearance at Copperfield’s books in Petaluma on May 3rd and then again at their Montgomery Village bookstore June 12th. And you can find me on April 24th at Romancing the Jock the monthly blog I write about athletes and romance! If you click through the archive there’s an article about why All-Star Athletes make great lovers :)

Savannah Young’s WILDE RIDERS Blog Tour

April 15, 2014 By: Romance Junkies Category: Latest News

TOUR GIVEAWAY:

GRAND PRIZE: $25 Amazon Gift Card

 RUNNERS UP:  5 Runners Up will each receive an eBook copy of FIRE ON ICE by Dakota Madison.

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Published by: Short on Time Books

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February 11, 2014

 FOUR WILDE BROTHERS…ONE WILDE COUNTRY BAND

WILDE RIDERS is the first novel in a spicy new contemporary romance series about four sexy brothers, their small-town bar and their local country band. WILDE RIDERS can be read as a STAND ALONE NOVEL or as part of the SERIES.

Cooper Wilde spent his entire adolescence counting the days until he could escape rural northwest New Jersey. Now at 26, he can’t believe he’s coming back. But his late father’s bar, Haymakers, is in financial trouble and his older brother, Jake, has asked for Cooper’s help.

Riley Smith, 25, is fresh out of her Ivy League MBA program and wants to make an impression on her employer, H & C Bank. Her first solo assignment is a fraud investigation on a business loan they made to Haymakers.

Even though Old Town is less than 90 minutes from New York City, Riley feels like she’s stepped into another world in this remote, one-bar town. Riley can’t wait to do her business and get back to the city as quickly as her sports car will take her…until she meets Cooper Wilde. He’s not like the other guys in this rural town and Riley feels inexplicably attracted to him.

 Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/Wilde-Riders-Town-Country-Romance-ebook/dp/B00IDWDWJ8/

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About Savannah Young

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Romance novelist Savannah Young grew up in rural northwest New Jersey in a place very similar to the fictional Old Town, which is featured in her books. When she’s not at her computer creating spicy stories, Savannah is traveling to exotic locales or spending time with her husband and their bloodhounds.

 

Contact links:

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/shortontimebook

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20707166

 

Andrew Bardin Williams from Placing Literature

April 14, 2014 By: Romance Junkies Category: Latest News

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Headline: Visit Forks High School, Netherfield Park and other famous places from romance novels

The heroine peered over the lip of her spiced vanilla chai latte, pausing every few seconds on each gentleman sitting on the plush seating around her. She was judging each of them, one at a time, based purely on looks, demeanor, his beverage choice and how he carried himself as he moved through Cafe Trieste on the edge of downtown San Francisco.

 It was an unfair test, she knew, but she didn’t care, knowing exactly the kind of man she liked and those she didn’t. The muscle-bound meathead gulping the fruit smoothie? She’d had her fill of those types. The bookish, tall tech entrepreneur in the hoodie with horned-rimmed glasses? Experience told her that he would be too preoccupied with the Next Big Thing to give her the attention that she deserved. The Mission District hipster with the bike messenger bag and spikey, unkempt hair drinking his coffee black? She was too old, err, experienced to take on another project. Her eyes wandered upward, following the red velvet curtains lining the large picture window in the front until her gaze hit the dark, wood-paneled ceiling above her. “Just once,” she thought, “I’d like a man to choose me.”

 “Excuse me,” a husky voice glided over her shoulder. The heroine turned around. It was him, and he was smiling.

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Pretty sexy, huh? Ok, maybe not. I’m no romance author. But I’m hoping that the story was a little more titillating for you readers who have been to Cafe Trieste and recognized the oversized furniture, the unique red curtains in the window and the wood-paneled ceiling. Or perhaps you’ve visited San Francisco and know the types of men who frequent the downtown neighborhood where the scene takes place. Or maybe you’d never been to California but can imagine a place like Cafe Trieste based on your notions of what a coffee shop in San Francisco would look and feel like.

The point is this: Setting matters, especially in romance fiction, giving novels a sense of additional realism that stories in purely fictional places do not have. It’s one thing to read about an incognito tryst. It’s another to read about an incognito tryst that takes place in the coffee shop down the street from your home or be able to visit the location while on vacation to perhaps meet Mr. Right yourself.

I co-founded Placing Literature to capture this sense of place in fiction, giving readers a platform in which to explore the locations where their favorite books take place. Imagine visiting Forks High School where Bella meets and falls in love with Edward. Imagine touring London through the eyes of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, following in their footsteps as they track down 19th century criminals with hackneyed accents and inscrutable morals. Or see where Netherfield Park  is located, the estate where Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy first meet.

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On Placing Literature you can, and you can also share that information with your friends and other readers. Our map is crowd-sourced, meaning that the locations of novels are plotted by readers themselves. If you’re reading a novel and know where a scene takes place, come to the site, click on the map and share your knowledge with other readers who may want additional insight into the book they are reading. Right now we have nearly 2,000 places mapped from classic literature to westerns to thrillers to romance, and readers are adding new places every day.

The romance author community has embraced Placing Literature. Currently, we’re highlighting J.S. Cooper , a contemporary romance author with several titles on the USA Today bestsellers list. She’s challenging her fans to map all 48 of her novels and short stories by the end of the month. Previously, we’ve highlighted Dianna Love , author of the Slye Temp series, and Tori L. Ridgewood (Talbot series) as they mapped the scenes from their own novels and shared them with their fans on Facebook and Twitter. We also just launched a special collection of Catalan literature  that takes place around Barcelona, highlighting a small but literary-rich region on the Mediterranean.

I encourage you to take a look at PlacingLiterature.com  to map the scenes from your favorite novels and explore the literature of your neighborhoods. It not only enhances your understanding and enjoyment of the books you are reading, but it helps connect you to a particular place that may have been the inspiration for your favorite romance author.

Andrew Bardin Williams is co-founder of Placing Literature, a crowdsourced website that maps novels that take place in real locations. Follow him at facebook.com/placingliterature and on Twitter (@placinglit).

 

Dakota Cassidy – An American Werewolf in Hoboken

April 13, 2014 By: Romance Junkies Category: Latest News

Untitled-1Blurb–Book 1 in the Wolf Mates Series

Wooing a life mate can be hard enough for a wolf, wooing one while under the threat of a curse even more so. 

Wooing a mate while pretending to be her dog? Nearly impossible. 

After being drugged and captured by Animal Control, Max Adams is on Hoboken’s doggie death row when his life mate adopts him, takes him home, and promptly names him Fluffy. While JC, in all her new-pet-owner-ness, feeds “Fluffy” vile kibble, dresses him in mortifying dog couture, and schedules to have his his manhood removed, Max’s human side gets to know JC. Especially in the biblical sense. Hopefully well enough to make her fall madly in love, mate with him under the full moon, and move with him to Cedar Glen to live happily every after forever and ever amen. And fast.

Because the curse comes with a deadline…and the clock is ticking.

Click here to Buy Your Copy Today!

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Dakota Cassidy is the national bestselling author of more than a dozen books of contemporary and paranormal romance. She lives for a good laugh in both her life and her writing.


Her goals are simple: banish the color yellow forever, create world peace via hot rollers and Aqua Net, and nab every tiara in the land by competing in the Miss USA, Miss Universe, and Miss World pageants. And of course, write really funny, sexy, romantic books!

Dakota lives in Oregon with her dogs and her husband, who puts the heroes in her books to shame. She loves, loves, loves to connect with readers, so visit her online at:

Facebook page–https://www.facebook.com/DakotaCassidyFanPage

 Twitter https://twitter.com/DakotaCassidy

 Website www.dakotacassidy.com

Author Interview:

I am so glad you could join us here at RomanceJunkies. To start, will you please tell us a little bit about your current projects?

Thank you so much for having me! Right now, I’m gearing up to release An American Werewolf in Hoboken, also gearing up for the release of Talk Dirty To Me (my contemp series) AND I’m currently writing The Accidental Dragon. Phew. I’m whooped. LOL!

 

When was the moment that you knew you had to be a writer?

 I don’t think there was one defining moment. It just sort of happened and once it did happen, I knew I had to keep doing it.

 

Who gave you the one piece of writing advice that sticks with you to this day?

 It was several people, in fact. They said, “Sit down, shut up, fingers on the keyboard and write.” :)

 

Describe the “perfect” hero. What about the “perfect” hero for you?

I love funny, and nerdy. But I also love edgy and rough with enough of an alpha twist so as not to be an overbearing ass, but able to handle my big mouth. It’s true. I have a big mouth. I know, surprise!

 

What are some of your favorite pastimes? Do you have any hobbies or collections?

I love to garden, read, and I love working with wood. Though, I haven’t in years since I sold my bad saw.


What has been your biggest adventure to date?

 Going to Romania to adopt my oldest son who’s now almost 23. Crazy, exciting, heartbreaking.

 

 If your fairy godmother waved her wand and whisked you away to the location of your choice, which place would you choose, and why?

Bora-Bora. OMG, have you seen those huts out in the water? Heaven.

  

When it comes to food, are you the adventurous type who will try anything once, or do you prefer to stick to tried and true foods and recipes?

 

I’m a total foodie. I love to try different things, and since I’ve moved to Portland, my foodie soul is all filled up!

  

What is the one modern convenience that you cannot do without?

 I found out just recently not having an icemaker in my fridge is like some sort of pox of my humanity. LOL! It’s killing me.

 

 What is this romance writer’s idea of the “ideal romantic evening”?

 Sleep. So much sleep. That’s romantic, right? :)


How do you describe yourself? How would your family and friends describe you?

 Probably ditzy, definitely uncensored, strong-willed, mouthy. More mouthy. :)

 

 What is your favorite comfort food?

 Lobster. Sigh. Drenched in butter. Yum.

 

 What is your favorite season? What do you love about it?

 I have trouble picking between fall and winter. I love them both with equal amounts of passion. Now that I live in OR, I’ve finally experienced them again, and I’m overjoyed.

  

What project are you working on next?

 After The Accidental Dragon, I’m on to the second and third in my Wolf Mates series–What’s New Pussycat and Moon Over Manhasset!

   

Any place we can find you in person or on the net this month or next?

 I’ll be at Jan’s Paperbacks in Aloha, OR on May 3, 2014 7:00 p.m. for the launch of my new contemnp series and the release of Talk Dirty To Me! Southern, sexy, very sassy women who run a phone sex company in small town GA. If you’re nearby, I hope you drop in!

Mary Burton’s YOU’RE NOT SAFE

April 13, 2014 By: Romance Junkies Category: Latest News

I am so glad you could join us here at RomanceJunkies. To start, will you please tell us a little bit about your current projects?

You bet!  Currently, I’m involved in fun marketing efforts—such as this interview—for my new novel,  YOU’RE NOT SAFE. I’m pleased to say that readers have been incredibly supportive and made the book a USA Today bestseller in its first week on sale.  My more introverted self is neck deep in final drafts of my next book, COVER YOUR EYES.  It’s coming out next fall and is the first of four romantic suspense stories I’m setting in Nashville.  I’m just now dipping into the third Nashville book and having fun figuring it out.  It doesn’t even have a title yet.  Oh, and I have a novella coming out in October in the holiday anthology, Our First Christmas, alongside works from Lisa Jackson, Mary Carter and Cathy Lamb.  My always present current project is, of course, keeping track of my (now!) three dachshunds and trying not to take too many time outs to play with them.

When was the moment that you knew you had to be a writer?

That moment was a long time in the making.  I had a career in marketing and always thought about writing. Finally, my head was just so full of stories so much of the time that one day the light bulb went off.  I remember standing in a bookstore staring at the books in the romance section and I just knew this was something I could do.  Whether I was going to be good at it or not—come what may—it was time to sit down and write.  And so I did.  And, happily, I’m still at it, twenty-one novels later.  

Who gave you the one piece of writing advice that sticks with you to this day?

I was at the Washington Romance Writers conference and I remember hearing Nora Roberts speak.  She is always focused on the writing and she writes every day.  That really stuck with me and so I began writing every day.  Back in the day my kids were little so I didn’t have much time most days, but I made a point to add something to the book each day.  It’s amazing how those stolen minutes and hours added up.

Describe the “perfect” hero. What about the “perfect” hero for you?

My hero in YOU’RE NOT SAFE is my idea of a perfect hero.  He’s a Texas Ranger who stands at six foot six and he’s got a reputation for being a fierce warrior.  He’s also dedicated to his nephew and finding the help that the boy needs to recover from PTSD.  My heroes are Alpha males who aren’t afraid to fight the bad guys, fight for their families and most especially to fight for the women they love.  

 

What are some of your favorite pastimes? Do you have any hobbies or collections?

I’m a notorious dog lover, baker and cook.  So much so that we just adopted our third dog, Tiki, who joins siblings Bella and Buddy.  I enjoy cooking and baking so much that I’ve logged dozens of hours as a kitchen assistant at Sur la Table and at the University of Richmond’s Culinary Arts Program.  The latter is also where I’m currently completing my Baking and Pastry Arts Certificate. And, of course, time with my family is always at the top of my list though much harder to come by these days as my husband and I are now empty nesters.

 

What has been your biggest adventure to date?

I’ve had a few daring moments.  I have 40 hours of flight time in a Cessna 152, I’ve gone caving, run a few triathlons, and I’ve gone scuba diving off the coast of Fiji.  All were incredible experiences!

If your fairy godmother waved her wand and whisked you away to the location of your choice, which place would you choose, and why?

I’m torn between a white sandy beach (it’s been a LONG winter) and Paris.  Nothing would make me happier than to dig my toes in the sand or wander the back streets of Paris.  I’ve also had a notion to visit Germany, somewhere I’ve never been but would love to see!

 

When it comes to food, are you the adventurous type who will try anything once, or do you prefer to stick to tried and true foods and recipes?

I will try anything once.   It’s crazy not to not try a food just because it’s different.  I was raised by a mother who always had an adventurous streak when it came to food.  As a kid I tried rattlesnake, snails and I remember having buffalo for dinner.  Christmas dinner at Mom’s is always an adventure because we never know what’s going to be served.  Might be different but it’s always delicious.

Any place we can find you in person or on the net this month or next?

Yes, thanks for asking.  I’ll be at the Chicago Spring Fling Writers Conference in Chicago April 24th – 26th  (http://www.chicagonorthrwa.org/spring-fling-writers-conference-registration ). On Saturday, May 10th I’ll be back home in Richmond and participating in a mystery panel  with authors Ellery Adams, Mollie Cox Bryan and LynDee Walk at Kelly Justice’s wonderful Fountain Bookstore in Richmond ( http://www.fountainbookstore.com ).  Summer finds me heading to Manhattan for Thriller Writers of America’s Thrillerfest (http://thrillerfest.com) and to the Killer Nashville conference in—you guessed it—Tennessee. (http://www.killernashville.com) I’ll be posting and new events on my site at http://www.maryburton.com/events. I hope Romance Junkie readers will come up and say hello.

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YOU’RE NOT SAFE by Mary Burton
Zebra Books/Mass Market Original/Fiction
April 2014/On Sale 3-25-14/$7.99 ($8.99 Canada)/ 978-1-4201-2507-8

Mary-Burton-YOU'RE-NOT-SAFENEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR MARY BURTON BRINGS DEATH TO THE TEXAS HILL COUNTRY WHERE THE ELITE MEET MURDER AND THE PAST HAUNTS THE PRESENT IN YOU’RE NOT SAFE
Burton’s New Suspense Novel is Published as a Paperback Original

“[Mary Burton] once again demonstrates her romantic suspense chops with this taut novel . . . Burton plays cat-and-mouse with the reader through a tight plot, with
credible suspects and romantic spice keeping it real.” –Publishers Weekly

“An entertaining mystery infused with suspense . . . the barely-held-in attraction between hardened Texas Ranger Tec and the guilt-ridden Greer resonates, as does their tension as they encounter a vicious killer. Crisp, in-depth writing yields a satisfying, gripping plot and steady pacing. This story is hard to put down.” –RT Book Reviews

Praise for NO ESCAPE
No-Escape-revise-blue-band“Mary Burton—the modern day Queen of Romantic Suspense—raises the stakes
chapter by chapter . . . [an] unnerving journey to the truth . . . irresistible characters
and a riveting plot.” –Book Reporter

“Fast paced and seriously creepy, in the way that a good thriller should be . . . Burton
delivers spine tingling satisfaction in No Escape and leaves the reader anxious for her
next work . . . be prepared to sleep with the lights on.” –The Jefferson County Post (TN)

“Burton always writes great, edgy suspense, and this book is no different.”
–Parkersburg News and Sentinel (WV)

 

Praise for THE SEVENTH VICTIM
The-Seventh-Victim“An excellent thriller… a very twisted saga that readers will find unbelievably hard to put down!” –Suspense Magazine

“With plenty of procedural details, red herrings and spine-chilling danger, this tale of romantic suspense will keep readers up all night.” –Book Page

“Best-selling author Mary Burton unleashes her most terrifying romantic suspense yet.”
–Happily Ever After, USA Today

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Mary Burton lets loose an obsessed killer who’s granting the wishes of four former friends the only way he knows how—by killing them—in her latest suspense novel, YOU’RE NOT SAFE. It joins Burton’s highly praised novels NO ESCAPE and THE SEVENTH VICTIM to complete her Austin-set trifecta featuring Texas Rangers confronting multi-layered crimes of passion and deceit.

YOU’RE NOT SAFE is Ranger Tec Bragg’s and vineyard owner Greer Templeton’s
story. Greer has had enough pain in her life and has worked hard to move forward, to
ensure the fulfillment of her aunt’s dreams for her fledgling Texas Hill Country vineyard
and to stay out of the limelight of her past. Then Tec shows up on her doorstep
questioning her about a suicide on the adjacent property, her relationship to the dead
man and why her photo was found at the scene.

Tec, a no-nonsense, hardened professional isn’t sure what he expects to find when he heads to Bonneville Vineyards to question Greer. A broken body has been found hanging from a tree and his gut tells him it wasn’t a suicide. Greer is his best lead, and possibly his top suspect, and he’s determined to find out what she knows, despite her refusal to betray confidences of the past.

Soon, another death—also an unlikely suicide—makes it all too clear that something from Greer’s teen years ties her to the killer and his victims. The question is what. And, as not one but two more murders are discovered, can Tec find and knock down the walls Austin’s elite are hiding behind before the killer gets to Greer?

Mary Burton, the “modern day Queen of Romantic Suspense”* brings readers characters faced with daunting challenges that take them to the dark side and back again, not simply in the pursuit of justice, but as they come to terms with themselves and the lives they’ve chosen.
*Book Reporter

Mary-Burton-2012-Studio-FSBABOUT MARY BURTON
New York Times and USA Today bestselling novelist Mary Burton has been intrigued by investigative work and the people who do it since Virginia, her home state, was stung by a string of serial killings that spanned more than twenty years. Not surprisingly, many of her suspense novels are fueled by the acts of multiple killers and the people who pursue them, as is YOU’RE NOT SAFE, which completes the trio of stories set in and around Austin she began with The Seventh Victim and continued with No Escape.

The author of twenty-one novels and three novellas, her earlier work includes I’m Watching You, Dead Ringer and Dying Scream, set in her home town of Richmond, and Senseless, Merciless and Before She Dies, set in Alexandria.

Mary’s intensive research has led to meetings with key members of law enforcement, to seminars and classes, and to the firing range. She is a graduate of the Henrico County Citizens Police Academy and the Richmond FBI Citizen’s Academy, and has attended Sisters in Crime’s Forensic University program and the Writers Police Academy in Jamestown, North Carolina.

A Richmond native whose family roots run as deep as the nation’s, Mary has lived there for most of her life. She graduated from Virginia’s Hollins University and had a career in marketing before deciding to write full time. Her first manuscript, a historical romance, was published in 2000.

She is a member of Thriller Writers of America, Mystery Writers of America, Romance Writers of America and Sisters in Crime. She travels often for signings, speaking engagements and other appearances. She is a frequent speaker regarding writing and genre fiction, and continues to present her “Unraveling Romantic Suspense” workshop and her day-long program “Writing Your Book…The First Step.”

Mary is currently finishing work on her new suspense novel, Cover Your Eyes. The first of three thrillers set in Nashville, it is being published in November. In October her novella, A Ranger for Christmas, will be featured in the holiday anthology, Our First Christmas, along with works by Lisa Jackson, Mary Carter and Cathy Lamb.
www.maryburton.com http://www.facebook.com/maryburtonfanpage www.kensingtonbooks.com

 

 

 

Keri Multerer interactive romance fiction

April 11, 2014 By: Romance Junkies Category: Latest News

It’s wonderful to lose yourself in a good book, being transported into a make believe world where the heroine falls in love with…….well, someone you may or may not want her to. Do you ever want to yell at her to run away now, go for it, pick the blond, not the brunette! Sometimes it’s fun to be an active participant in the story, making choices for the protagonist based on what you want to see happen. SilkWords blurs the line between romance fiction and casual gaming to offer high quality stories with reader interactivity.

The site is tasteful, ad free, and offers a unique reading experience to the busy, modern woman. The stories are high quality with rich characters, settings, and plot and can be reset to any point in the storyline to make different choices.

We offer something for everyone with a variety of sub-genres, heat levels, and sexual orientation of the protagonist.

Here is a sampling of some of our most popular stories:

The Harem Club by Jane Nin

Married young, recently divorced, she thinks she’s ready to get back in the game. But when she receives an invitation to an exclusive, adults-only club, she wonders is she ready for this?

You’re first choice:

Does she play? or Does she watch?

Ellery’s Choice by Robin Stock

Feisty Ellery spent a year grieving her fiance. Mack, arrogant and sexy, may be just the cure she needs. Or will former co-worker Jason woo her away from self exile in the Appalachian hills?

You choose if Ellery:

Is not able to resist Mack? or Does she do her best to avoid him?

Between Hedge and Manor by Skyler White

The new kitchenmaid at Dunsany Manor has heard dark whispers about its young lord. Polly has good sense and hedgemagic to keep her safe, but desire will take her right to the boundary between his world and hers.

You choose if:

The lord cannot permit her to ruin herself for him. or Knowing he cannot stop her, the lord lets their love come sweeping in.

What do you think of this concept? What type of interactivity would you enjoy seeing in a romance story? Leave your thoughts in the comments. One commenter will receive a free one-year subscription. 

Author Rebekah Lewis

April 11, 2014 By: Romance Junkies Category: Latest News

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Book Blurb:

The only cure to the satyr curse is a nymph. When Ariston finds one spying on him, can he win her over?

Under the Satyr Moon a curse was wrought, and under the same moon shall it be reversed…if the Fates allow.

A freelance photography job goes downhill fast when Lily Anders’ boyfriend dumps her and disappears from the campsite, leaving her stranded in the middle of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Feeling lost, heartbroken, and afraid, Lily follows a mysterious melody through the wilderness. She never would have guessed the source of the music would reveal that legendary figures of Greek mythology really existed, and she could be one of them.

 Ever since he was cursed, Ariston has only wanted one thing—to be human again. He has searched the globe for a nymph to free him, but over three thousand years of failure has pushed him into a life of solitude. Ariston believes he’s finally found the salvation he’s longed for when he catches Lily spying on him in the forest. Unfortunately, he has to convince her to like him first.

 What seems to be the Fates bringing them together in time for the Satyr Moon proves to be an elaborate scheme with macabre intentions. Dionysus has sent Ariston’s estranged brother, Adonis, to ensure the curse cannot be broken, and nothing tosses cold water over the flame of seduction like a twin seeking vengeance.

Buy link

http://www.breathlesspress.com/index.php?main_page=product_free_shipping_info&cPath=13&products_id=557

Read An Excerpt:

“Oh God. Oh God. I’m hallucinating, probably have a fever, and I need to get out of here now.” She nodded as she said the last word as if it finalized her babbling, confirming an inner argument of some sort.

“I don’t think you’re suffering any ailments. You can keep gawking at me all you like. Although, I would prefer if you looked a little higher than my feet.” Much more impressive, that. At least, no one had ever complained before.

She made a derogatory noise in the back of her throat. “Please tell me you’re some D&D nerd in a really well-made costume and you mean me no harm. Also, if you have a cell phone, I would really appreciate it if you don’t take my previous comment personally and let me borrow it for a moment.” Ah, well, that solved one of his concerns; if she had no phone, she couldn’t have sent evidence or contacted anyone about what she’d seen. Unless, of course, she had a camera stashed somewhere. I should probably frisk her to find out.

He crossed his arms. “This is not a costume.” Ariston narrowed his eyes, a thought occurring to him. “I didn’t sense you being attracted by my song like I did the blonde. Are you a magical being? Who are you? A deity? A demigoddess?” He was on to something there, but wasn’t sure what. Had she brought the freak thunderstorm the night before? There had been no sign of rain, yet rained it had. And hailed on top of it.

“Right… Maybe you should let me hold that phone I mentioned before. I think it could bring help for both of us.”

“I don’t have a phone on me. Where would I put it? In my leg hair?” He lifted a hoof and waved it in a counterclockwise motion. Brunette’s eyes widened once more. Why did everyone get all worked up over the hooves, but not the horns? Those mostly received a pffft reaction followed by a series of retorts about his nature of “horniness.” It’s not like he would start making goat noises and chewing on buttons. The only part of his anatomy of any real importance hung heavily between his legs, and that was as human as any mortal man. Except he liked to think he was better endowed.

“In your, uh, gun holster?” Brunette pointed to his panpipes.

“What about it?” Ariston asked.

“You asked where you would put a cellphone. There is a large pocket on your strappy purse thingy.” She nibbled her full bottom lip, an act that shot fire to his groin.

“It’s not a purse. How could you even say that? It’s very manly.”

“Uh huh. Of course.”

“It is.” The twinge of lust faded out as he noticed the blood spotted bandage across the palm of her hand. “How were you injured?” Ariston took an unconscious step toward her. He had medical supplies at the cabin. Though he healed at phenomenal speeds, his blood still made a mess when it flowed on the wrong side of his skin. He could patch her up in no time.

She glanced at her palm, almost surprised to see the bandage there. Then she shook her head and said, “Yeah, this is the weirdest conversation ever. Sorry, but…gotta dash.” She darted off in the opposite direction. As she sprinted away, stinging drops of water began to bombard his skin. Brunette had to be the one manipulating the rain, but how? What was she? It must be linked to her emotions somehow, and it made him wonder what had happened to provoke the furious assault from the elements the night before.

Ariston snapped out of his stupor and chased after her. “Hey, not so fast!” A thought started taking root in his mind. He’d been excited about her before, but if he was right… Gods, he couldn’t let her escape. Not if there was a chance.

Brunette was magical in nature, affecting the elements. The timing was too good to be true. Ariston had sought one of her kind for as long as he’d been a satyr, and if she turned out being a nymph, she was also his savior. Unfortunately, his salvation continued putting distance between them. She may have the upper hand in the rain, but he knew the forest well. He’d capture her like the legends of old, and she’d be his. Mine!

She had revealed herself to him. Perhaps not intentionally, yet she had. All he needed was Brunette to desire him enough to take him as a lover under the Satyr Moon. He smiled. Ariston was rusty when it came to true seduction, without the use of magic, but he enjoyed a challenge. He could be free, mortal, could finally have a family, grow old, and live a normal human life.

Author Interview:

 1.)        What does your writing schedule look like? Do you have to plot or do you write as it comes?

It’s a scramble right now. I have a general outline for my works in progress, but I let the characters take me from plot point A to plot point B. Sometimes they deviate from the plan, and it is always interesting to see why.

2.)        What inspired you to be a writer? Who is your biggest support system? When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

I enjoyed to read as a kid, so I dabbled with writing a lot in middle school, high school and college. I took two creative writing fiction classes in college. While I wanted to be a wild animal trainer at the end of high school, I always knew I would write something one day. (p.s. animal training didn’t work out. Had to drop Biology as a major because I couldn’t get through botany and it was required. I aced the animal biology classes, failed miserably at plants LOL!)

3.)        Which genre is your favorite to write? Is there a genre that you would love to write but haven’t yet? Are there any that you would stay away from?

Paranormal is my favorite. I like the vast amount of possibilities to work with that aren’t grounded as much into reality. When I read a story I want it to take me away from my life, and since paranormal things don’t happen to me I like to experiment with my characters and see how they react to things that don’t seem possible. Because reaction is what makes a person interesting. If, say, a vampire hops out and demands blood, any sane person would be afraid. But if they aren’t, well…they either have a death wish, or they have secrets you want to know. Why doesn’t that vampire scare them? Or is it all a front?

I probably won’t write contemporary romance. I need a spice of something surreal. I don’t want to live in the real world when I read or write!

I have an idea for a YA series I would like to develop further, and have been plotting since 2005. But since it is also mythology based, I want to finish the Cursed Satyroi first. I don’t need to pantheons of gods in my head at one time. They are bossy.

4.)        Do you use a pen name? Why or why not? If you do does the name have a special meaning to you?

I do use a pen name. Mainly because if looking for a job, I didn’t want my naughty satyr books to be the first thing in a Google search. I’m not ashamed of them though, and I have no issue if people know my real name.  Rebekah is a name I have always liked the spelling for. Lewis came from a great number of silly things, but let’s just say it is the first name of the author who wrote my favorite childhood story: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

 5.)        Have your characters ever taken a turn on you and changed personalities? What was your most challenging character to create and why?

 

 Personalities, not so much. Entire subplots: yes. Hermes decided Kat was going to have Pan’s child at the end of Wicked Satyr Nights. That was never part of the plan! Lol

 Most challenging has been Ariston. He just did not want to cooperate with me and fought every step of the way. He’s very honest and wants to lay it all out, and I had to let him to an extent because the book wasn’t going anywhere because he refused to be secretive.

6.)        What kind of research do you do for your books? Where is your favorite place to find what you need to know? What is the most interesting thing you have learned?

I have been doing a lot of research on mythology for this series, cryptozoology, maps, landmarks, and ancient Greek.  Internet is the easiest, but you have to be careful with that because not all sources online are accurate. If I can get physical books, I do. I have a shelf of mythology books and ancient Greek books as well.

7.)        What is the last book that you read that left a big impression on you?

 

Poison Princess by Kresley Cole. I loved seeing the before and after of the apocalypse. Usually we only see the after and know very little about the cause. I think I have an author crush on Kresley. Not in a creepy way. I just admire her so! lol

 Fun Questions

1.)        What is your favorite TV commercial? How about your least favorite?

Currently this is my favorite: http://youtu.be/ZFqaFu2maDg

 Why? Tom Hiddleston. I want him for my very own. LOL

 Least favorite is hard to pick since there are so many bad ones out there. I think the mariachi band Little Ceasar commercial is the most annoying at the moment though.

2.)        Who was your first celebrity crush? Is he still hot?

First celebrity crush would have to be…you know I think it was David Jason Frank from Power Rangers. He’s not bad looking now, but I have moved on.

3.)        What are your favorite TV shows? Which shows could you do without ever watching?

Favorite shows are Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, Vikings, and Once Upon a Time.

I could do without watching just about any reality show ever (though I do watch the Voice and Face Off on occasion. They tempt me with their evil ways…and Adam Levine.)

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