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The Chances trilogy by Martha O’Sullivan

April 23, 2014 By: Romance Junkies Category: Latest News 1 Comment →

Please tell us a little bit about your current projects? For the most part I’ve been promoting my Chances trilogy which was released by Red Sage Publishing in Sept/Oct/Nov 2013. Even without the newbie learning curve, three books in consecutive months can be overwhelming. But I can’t wait to dig back into my WIP. It’s a sweet and steamy, stumbled-upon romance set in sexy Costa Careyes, Mexico. 

 

When was the moment that you knew you had to be a writer? When I read Heartbeat by Danielle Steel. 

 

Who gave you the one piece of writing advice that sticks with you to this day? Not so much advice, but encouragement. I heard Nora Roberts speak at RWA four years ago. She told us about going to book signings where no one showed up. Can you imagine? But she never gave up. 

 

Describe the “perfect” hero. What about the “perfect” hero for you? He has strong convictions but is sensitive, unapologetically successful, but not arrogant. And secretly vulnerable (inside and out) when it comes to his heroine. I write a lot of tall, dark and handsome heros, but I prefer the blonde, blue-eyed type. Brian Rembrandt, the hero in Second Chance, is just about my perfect hero. And I love a man in a suit! 

 

What are some of your favorite pastimes? I love to swim and be outside, which is handy since I’m a midwestern transplant in Florida.  And reading, of course. 

 

What has been your biggest adventure to date? Writing the last five years has been quite a whirlwind, but being a mother still takes the cake! 

 

If your fairy godmother waved her wand and whisked you away to the location of your choice, which place would you choose, and why? Lake Tahoe, which comes as no surprise to my readers. My books are set there and in San Francisco. To quote a song, there’s a peace and harmony to the world there. One of the greatest writing compliments I’ve received was that my books make you want to jump on a Tahoe-bound plane. 

 

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?  Thanks to my husband, I’m more adventurous. I have him to thank for my affinity for Sushi.  

 

How do you describe yourself? How would your family and friends describe you?  Depends on who you ask! But in one word, underestimated. 

 

What is your favorite comfort food? Chicken pot pie from Costco. 

What is your favorite season? I love the winter here in Florida. The rush of the holidays is over and we settle back into a routine. What do you love about it? Warm, sun-drenched days and cool nights.  I love writing with the windows open and hearing the birds warble and the palm fronds sway in the breeze. If only we loved close enough to the water to hear the surf! 

 

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

Any place we can find you in person or on the net this month or next? I’m continuing my blog tour through June. The dates are on my web site at marthaosullivan26.wix.com/marthaosullivan. I’ll probably go back in my writing hole after that and pound out the first draft of Christmas in Costa Careyes.  

 

last-chance-covIn Second Chance, star-crossed lovers Lindsay Foster and Brian Rembrandt get a second chance at love amid the brilliant blue waters of Lake Tahoe. In Chance Encounter, Delaney Richards and Mike Savoy’s quest for love takes them from Tahoe’s fawn-colored shores to the serpentine streets of San Francisco. And the heat in Last Chance comes not from the blazing summer sun and rugged, white-hot sand, but from the prurient fervor between friends-turned-lovers Moira Brody and Paul Webster. 

 

Here’s a blurb from Last Chance (Chances trilogy #3): 

 

Moira knows Paul better than he knows himself. But neither one of them know that he is as in love with her as she is with him. These lifelong friends will have to look at each other with fresh eyes and brave hearts. And even the single-digit temperatures and snowcapped peaks of the Lake Tahoe winter are no match for their long-bridled desire. Please visit http://marthaosullivan26.wix.com/marthaosullivan for excerpts, reviews, giveaways and more. 

 

Last Chance and the Chances trilogy by Martha O’Sullivan are available at: marthaosullivan26.wix.com/marthaosullivan 

 

 http://eredsage.com/store/OSULLIVAN_MARTHA.html 

 

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http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/last-chance-martha-o-x2019-sullivan/1117301476?ean=2940148897194

 

https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-lastchance-1360023-237.html

 

http://romancebookscene.blogspot.com/2013/11/romance-book-review-martha-osullivans.html

 

 

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18746342-last-chance

 

Bio:

Martha O’Sullivan has loved reading romance novels for as long as she can remember. Writing her own novels is the realization of a lifelong dream for this stay-at-home mom. Martha writes contemporary and erotic romances with traditional couples and happily ever after endings. She is the author of the Chances trilogy from Red Sage Publishing. Her current work-in-progress in a sweet and steamy Christmas novel set in Costa Careyes, Mexico. A native Chicagoan, she lives her own happy ending in Tampa with her husband and two daughters. Find her on the web at:  

marthaosullivan26.wix.com/marthaosullivan 

 

http://eredsage.com/store/OSULLIVAN_MARTHA.html 

 

https://www.facebook.com/martha.osullivan.50

 

https://twitter.com/@m_osullivan26

 

http://www.pinterest.com/mfrworg/erotic-contemporary-romance/

 

marthaosullivan.blogspot.com

 

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7254612.Martha_O_Sullivan

Blakely Bennett STUCK IN BETWEEN Interview

April 23, 2014 By: Romance Junkies Category: Latest News 1 Comment →

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please tell us a little bit about your current projects?

Thank you so much for having me!

Book3DI just recently released my 5th novel Stuck in Between (erotic romance), the first book in the Bound by Your Love series. All books in the series will be stand alone and chronologically written, but can be read in any order. There will be at least six books in total, probably more. I’m currently writing the second novel in the series called Bittersweet Deceit.

 When was the moment that you knew you had to be a writer? I don’t know about “had” to be a writer but I remember wanting to be. I was already writing  at a young age, but I knew I wanted to be an author in 10th grade English when we read Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse. It’s still definitely one of my favorites.

 Who gave you the one piece of writing advice that sticks with you to this day? If you write intense stories that push boundaries, be prepared for all kinds of reactions.

 Describe the “perfect” hero. Red in Stuck in Between. At least that’s what all my readers have been saying. He is an alpha male and confident but not overly aggressive. He is emotionally available, supportive and loving, AND dominant in the bedroom (or wherever else he and Jacqs have sex). ;)

 What are some of your favorite pastimes? Lying out in the sun reading during the spring and summer or reading curled up by a fire during the fall and winter. I love music and dancing and getting to know people. I love to travel and explore new places and new types of food. I enjoy walking and hiking. I like to give back to my community. I’m very fortunate to have amazing friends in my physical life and also online. I love movies and shows that intrigue me. I LOVE music, have I mentioned that? (Love The Voice) Music is not only the soundtrack to my novels but to my life too.

 What has been your biggest adventure to date? Interesting question. I think being pregnant was one of the most amazing experiences in my life. I have never felt more animal and vital and alive. There are other adventures that I’d rather not share. ;)

 If your fairy godmother waved her wand and whisked you away to the location of your choice, which place would you choose, and why? Generally anywhere with a gorgeous beach, but right now I’d really love to travel to England and visit some of my favorite friend/fans.

 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 love trying new types of food, but I definitely have my tried and true favorites.

 What is the one modern convenience that you cannot do without? Thinking… This question is hard because there are so many (indoor plumbing, hot water, electricity, etc.) but I’m gathering you mean even more modern. I would say my cell phone but not so I can be online. I love being able to stay connected with my daughter so I know when she has safely arrived places (new driver).

 What is this romance writer’s idea of the “ideal romantic evening”? The PG version would be a nice dinner, lots of kissing, dressing up for each other, and dancing.

 How do you describe yourself? Smart, creative, driven, impatient, honest, loving, distracted, a great friend, slow to anger.

How would your family and friends describe you? Loving, loyal, trustworthy, self-reflective, creative, focused, very funny, beautiful, and a really good friend (I asked my husband).

 What is your favorite comfort food? Easy question! Chocolate!  

 What is your favorite season? What do you love about it? I love when it’s sunny first and foremost, which would be spring and summer, but I absolutely love fall as the leaves are changing. It’s a beautiful time of year.

 What project are you working on next? After I finish Bittersweet Deceit, my husband and I plan to write the sequel to The Demarcation of Jack (contemporary romance with a twist).

indexJacqs is a twenty-eight year old woman caught up in an on again, off again relationship with Bond, who is her best friend and the one who causes her the most heartache. She succumbs, yet again, to his powerful charisma, but vows not make it into more than it is, a great night of sex. Bond, too sexy for his own good, wants Jacqs for himself as he “dates” his way through the female population of South Florida. He selfishly doesn’t see the conflict of interest. Red, Bond’s best friend, has watched Bond take Jacqs for granted for way too long and soon stakes his own claim on her. Will Red and Jacqs budding relationship pull apart their tight-knit group of friends and will Jacqs survive being Stuck in Between.

Buy your copy today!

About the Author

Blakely Bennett grew DSC_0016up in Southeast Florida and has been residing in the great Northwest for over eight years. She graduated from Nova Southeastern University with a degree in psychology, which accounts for her particular interest in crafting the personalities, struggles, and motivations of her characters. She is an avid reader of many genres of fiction, but especially erotica and romance. Writing has always been her bliss. She is attracted to stories of self-struggle and ultimate recovery.

Learn more about her book – http://www.blakelybennett.com/

Romance Junkies Q&A with Kristan Higgins

April 22, 2014 By: Romance Junkies Category: Latest News No Comments →

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

The wonderful Cindy Gerard and I share the same agent, and when my first book had come out, we got to meet. I asked her what she’d tell someone who was just starting out, and she gave me the best advice: “Keep your head down and do your job.” That’s stayed with me, because there are so many distractions and elements of the job that aren’t actual fiction writing…research, promotion, appearances, social media. But at the end of the day, you have to write books.

 

What has been your biggest adventure to date?

I was rescued at sea by a handsome Australian. I’m not even lying about that! McIrish, my sainted husband, and I got to go to Oz last year; I was speaking in Brisbane, and we bopped up the coast to see the Great Barrier Reef. To make a long story short, the water was deep, and there I was in the deep ocean about 30 miles from shore, and the waves were higher than in the brochures, and I, er, panicked a little bit and, uh, puked (I know, I know, it’s really sexy). Then I stopped breathing and started making elk-like bugling noises as my poor lungs and throat tried to unlock, and McIrish who just happens to be a rescue diver, grabbed me, and waved down the rescue launch. Next thing I knew, Crocodile Dundee’s twin was hauling me out of the Coral Sea, laughing.

 

All that being said, I recovered, went in the water at the next site and won the hearts and minds of the crew by being a good sport.

 

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 in love with the western part of Montana. The mountains, the glaciers, the adorable grizzly cubs and moose, the night skies there…I think I was a cowboy in another life.

 

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

The freezer, because without that, I wouldn’t be able to eat Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, and life would be very bleak indeed.

 

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

Spring. I live in New England, and spring doesn’t come after winter…it comes after mud season, when the world is brown and gray. If I could take March off the calendar, I’d do it in a heartbeat. I love hearing the birds; I love working on my front porch and not having to wear a jacket. And I love flowers and trees. That first rainfall when the leaves have all come out is like a religious experience. And the peepers! Is there a happier sound on earth? I think not.

 

What project are you working on next?

Just finished IN YOUR DREAMS, the fourth book in the Blue Heron series (Jack Holland, he of three sisters). I’m also working on a women’s fiction book and another Blue Heron book.

 

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

I’ll be the keynote speaker at the Chicago North Spring Fling conference the last weekend in April, and talking at the Durham (Connecticut) Public Library on May 15.

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Is your first love worth a second chance?

Colleen O’Rourke is in love with love…just not when it comes to herself. Most nights, she can be found behind the bar at the Manningsport, New York, tavern she owns with her twin brother, doling out romantic advice to the lovelorn, mixing martinis and staying more or less happily single. See, ten years ago, Lucas Campbell broke her heart…an experience Colleen doesn’t want to have again, thanks. Since then, she’s been happy with a fling here and there, some professional-level flirting and playing matchmaker to her friends.

But a family emergency has brought Lucas back to town, handsome as ever and still the only man who’s ever been able to crack her defenses. Seems like maybe they’ve got some unfinished business waiting for them— but to find out, Colleen has to let her guard down, or risk losing a second chance with the only man she’s ever loved

Read an Excerpt – http://www.kristanhiggins.com/KH-Waiting-On-You-B.html

 Buy your copy today! http://www.amazon.com/Waiting-On-You-Blue-Heron/dp/0373778589

Learn more about her books – http://www.kristanhiggins.com/

About Lyrical Press by Renee Rocco

April 22, 2014 By: Romance Junkies Category: Latest News No Comments →

When my husband and I founded Lyrical Press back in December 2007, we made a powerful promise to our authors and staff. That promise to always do what was best for them guided our every decision throughout the years. So when the time came to make a major change for the greater good of Lyrical, it was only natural to pass our still-growing house to Kensington.

I’ve always felt the Zacharius family held the same values for Kensington that Frank and I had for Lyrical. Truth be known, when I went in for that first meeting with Steve Zacharius, I was a nervous wreck. By the time the meeting was over, I felt I’d known him forever. He was so easy to like, and from what I’d seen, Kensington was everything I hoped it’d be – and more! I walked out of the building already feeling part of the Kensington family, even though we were still far from ‘sealing the deal’. That was back in May 2013. Here we are today, just one month shy of a year later. What a difference eleven months made! Lyrical is now a digital-first division of Kensington Books. It was a drastic and wonderful move up for Lyrical Press.

Being part of Kensington means enjoying the amenities that come with being part of a New York house – yet we still maintain that small press intimacy Lyrical’s authors have come to depend on. Our authors have the best of both worlds!

The core Lyrical team is Adam Zacharius, Ellen Chan and myself. Adam oversees Lyrical as a whole. Ellen heads Lyrical’s communications and marketing. I run the day-to-day operations. The three of us working together make for a fun, fresh and adventurous work environment. Yes, adventurous. With Lyrical, Kensington can take chances and push boundaries. Lyrical has always been a risk-taking house. With Kensington’s backing, Lyrical is unstoppable.

I often get asked what does Lyrical offer authors now that the house is part of Kensington. Lyrical has Kensington’s marketing machine behind every book. We have the same broad digital and print distribution as every other New York house. Lyrical books are available to Kensington’s aggressive Secondary Rights team, who opened our catalog to major foreign markets. Publishing with Lyrical Press affords authors the same chance for success as books published under Zebra, Brava, etc.

To learn more about Lyrical’s staff, please visit: http://lyricalpress.com/staff/

Ready to submit to Lyrical? Please visit: http://lyricalpress.com/submission-guidelines/

ABOUT LYRICAL PRESS

As an imprint of Kensington Publishing Corp., Lyrical Press provides authors with top-level editing, stellar cover art and extensive marketing support. Lyrical’s business model allows the house to welcome exciting new talent and gives a home to seasoned authors who want a more personal approach to publishing. Founded in 2007 by Renee Rocco, Lyrical Press offers readers a rich catalog of titles ranging from tender contemporary romances and edgy erotic paranormals, to suspenseful thrillers and shocking science fiction. Authors can expect a personalized publishing experience from Lyrical Press, where the relationship between the author and publisher is understood to be symbiotic. When the authors succeed, the house succeeds. Readers will find Lyrical Press books on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Sony, iTunes, and most other eBook sites including www.KensingtonBooks.com.

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Better Than Perfect by Kristina Mathews

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More Than A Game, #1

 The woman he left behind and the son he never knew are tougher opponents than any he’s met on the field.

 Pitcher Johnny “The Monk” Scottsdale has won awards, been named an All-star and has a perfect game to his credit. Known for his legendary control both on and off the field, his pristine public image makes him the ideal person to work with youth players in a preseason minicamp. Except the camp is run by the one woman he can’t forget…the woman who made him a “monk.” 

 Alice Harrison’s three strikes include an unexpected pregnancy, a marriage of convenience and young widowhood. She once traded her dreams so Johnny could have a chance at making it to the Majors. Johnny comes back into her life just as she’s ready to resign as foundation director and pursue her own dreams of finally earning her teaching credential. Her plans may go on hold, though, depending on the reaction when she confesses she may have kept a major league secret from Johnny and her son.

 With the minutes ticking by until Johnny will leave for spring training, they’ll need to let go of the past and work together in order to win the game of love.

 Buy you copy today! 

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The Omegas by Annie Nicholas

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The Vanguards, #1

 Only a vampire is man enough to teach werewolves how to fight.

 Pretty librarian Sugar wants her life to stay quiet. That’s hard enough when friends and neighbors turn into furry werewolves every full moon. But when a hot vampire gets involved, life’s bound to get complicated.

 The Omegas have always been the pansies of the paranormal. Now Chicago’s top werewolf pack has issued them a life or death challenge. Their only option: hire a vampire warrior to teach them the moves.

 Daedalus has been a powerful vampire for ages. Intrigued by the chance to train the geeks of the underworld, he wasn’t bargaining on losing his heart to a human. Can he make the Omegas a success, fit into Sugar’s quiet life, and avoid being ripped to shreds in the process?

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Author VALERIE TWOMBLY

April 20, 2014 By: Romance Junkies Category: Latest News 5 Comments →

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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.

 

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Guardians, #1

Print Length: 272 pages

Publisher: Resplendence Publishing, LLC

Publication Date: October 18, 2013

ASIN: B00G0G3FM8

 

A woman he cannot have, a man who is only a dream.

 

When guardian Marcus Dagotto, discovers the Gods have gifted him with a mate, he is raging mad. He has no room for love and even less for a human who has no idea he exists.

 

Cassandra Jensen, has a shattered heart and has given up on men. Only one man can set her body on fire, but he is a fantasy that haunts her sleep.

 

Two worlds, one desire.

 

When the two collide, fate will rip them apart and test their resolve. Will darkness and evil prevail? Or, will love conquer all?

Buy links:

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Guardians,  #2

Print Length: 250 pages

Publisher: Resplendence Publishing, LLC

Publication Date:  March 26, 2014

ASIN: B00JAGYQMI

 

Caleb is dark, hot, and commanding in human form. As a dragon, he’s a force to be reckoned with. When he witnesses the slave Lileta being beaten by his Overlord Odage, he nearly comes unglued. Without understanding why, he asks to take the slave as his own, but soon realizes his longing is more than an attraction to a beautiful woman. In a sick twist of fate, the gods have given him a demon as his mate—one he can never touch unless he wishes his own death. His only choice is to grant her freedom.

 

Lileta wanted to kill Caleb, but when she is freed by this tempting male, her anger turns to a desire that can only prove fatal. Even if she could claim him as her own, her dark past makes her unworthy of his love.

 

When their paths continue to intertwine, spiraling them to the brink of passion, can they resist the yearnings burning within them, or will they submit to their fatal desire?

 

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 ABOUT THE AUTHOR: 

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As a child, Valerie would often get into trouble for peeking at her mother’s favorite TV show, Dark Shadows. She can still hear her mother saying “It will give you nightmares.” She was right of course, but that did not stop Valerie from watching. As an adult, her love of the fanged creatures never waned. She would watch any vampire movie she could find.

 

Being a true romantic, Valerie was thrilled when she discovered the genre of paranormal romance. Her first read was one of Lara Adrian’s, Midnight Breed Series and from there she was hooked.

 

Today, Valerie has decided to take her darker, sensual side and put it to paper. When she is not busy creating a world full of steamy, hot men and strong, seductive women, she juggles her time between a full-time job, hubby and her two German shepherd dogs, in Northern IL.

 

Website http://www.valerietwombly.com/

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Newsletter: http://www.valerietwombly.com/newsletter/

 

 

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SERIES SPOTLIGHT INFO:

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ETERNAL FLAME

Guardians, #1

Print Length: 272 pages

Publisher: Resplendence Publishing, LLC

Publication Date: October 18, 2013

ASIN: B00G0G3FM8

 

A woman he cannot have, a man who is only a dream.

 

When guardian Marcus Dagotto, discovers the Gods have gifted him with a mate, he is raging mad. He has no room for love and even less for a human who has no idea he exists.

 

Cassandra Jensen, has a shattered heart and has given up on men. Only one man can set her body on fire, but he is a fantasy that haunts her sleep.

 

Two worlds, one desire.

 

When the two collide, fate will rip them apart and test their resolve. Will darkness and evil prevail? Or, will love conquer all?

Buy links:

Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Eternal-Flame-Guardians-Valerie-Twombly-ebook/dp/B00G0G3FM8/ref=sr_sp-atf_title_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1382152084&sr=8-2&keywords=valerie+twombly

 

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FATAL DESIRE
Guardians,  #2

Print Length: 250 pages

Publisher: Resplendence Publishing, LLC

Publication Date:  March 26, 2014

ASIN: B00JAGYQMI

 

Caleb is dark, hot, and commanding in human form. As a dragon, he’s a force to be reckoned with. When he witnesses the slave Lileta being beaten by his Overlord Odage, he nearly comes unglued. Without understanding why, he asks to take the slave as his own, but soon realizes his longing is more than an attraction to a beautiful woman. In a sick twist of fate, the gods have given him a demon as his mate—one he can never touch unless he wishes his own death. His only choice is to grant her freedom.

 

Lileta wanted to kill Caleb, but when she is freed by this tempting male, her anger turns to a desire that can only prove fatal. Even if she could claim him as her own, her dark past makes her unworthy of his love.

 

When their paths continue to intertwine, spiraling them to the brink of passion, can they resist the yearnings burning within them, or will they submit to their fatal desire?

 

Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JAGYQMI/ref=nosim?tag=fangfant-20&linkCode=sb1&camp=212353&creative=380549

 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: 

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As a child, Valerie would often get into trouble for peeking at her mother’s favorite TV show, Dark Shadows. She can still hear her mother saying “It will give you nightmares.” She was right of course, but that did not stop Valerie from watching. As an adult, her love of the fanged creatures never waned. She would watch any vampire movie she could find.

 

Being a true romantic, Valerie was thrilled when she discovered the genre of paranormal romance. Her first read was one of Lara Adrian’s, Midnight Breed Series and from there she was hooked.

 

Today, Valerie has decided to take her darker, sensual side and put it to paper. When she is not busy creating a world full of steamy, hot men and strong, seductive women, she juggles her time between a full-time job, hubby and her two German shepherd dogs, in Northern IL.

 

Website http://www.valerietwombly.com/

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SEALS OF SUMMER Box Set Tour‏

April 18, 2014 By: Romance Junkies Category: Guest Blogger, Latest News 2 Comments →

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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 No Comments →

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 No Comments →

“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.

buy link:
amazon:
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Nook:
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/thrown-by-love-pamela-aares/1118884409?ean=2940149161294

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 4 Comments →

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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WILDE RIDERS
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/

B&N:  http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/wilde-riders-savannah-young/1118708049?ean=9781495442971

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:

Website: http://oldtowncountryromance.tumblr.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SavannahYoungAuthor

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 No Comments →

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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).

 

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