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They descended a steep little path fifty feet through the trees, and then Trisha knew it was perfect. The sound of rushing water blocked out all else.

A tiered waterfall almost thirty feet high poured over layers of worn rocks. From here they could see most of the cascading waterfall.

“The water is low this time of year.” The Huntington River was only twenty feet wide in the autumn, and swift but not deep. “My undercover informant said it would still be pretty.”

“It’s great, O’Malley.” Billy just stood there, his face up toward the cool mist rolling off the fall.

A broad pool spread before them at the base of the lowest fall, clearly the swimming hole the kid had mentioned. There was room for a dozen or more people to splash about comfortably, the last little tier of the falls feeding one end, and a stream draining the other. She considered suggesting that Billy take a go in there, but the water looked cold.

What the hell. She sidled up behind him and gave him a quick shove.

As he fell, he spun and grabbed her. His reflexes were so fast that he succeeded in catching hold and they both plunged in.

She was wrong. It wasn’t cold. It was freezing. She surfaced sputtering and surged for shore.

His arm snaked about her waist and pulled her farther into the pool.

She got a mouthful of water and spit a stream at his face.

He planted a hand atop her head and shoved her under.

The water was about four feet deep at this part of the pool. She let herself be driven down until she could grab his ankles. Then she tucked into a squat and drove herself back to the surface with all of the strength of her powerful legs. With the help of the water partly floating his body, she managed to flip him into deeper water.

A fast crawl almost got her to shore again, but trying to out swim a SEAL had clearly been a waste of effort. Billy clamped a hand around her ankle. Rather than kicking against it, she used it as leverage to double over and grab his wrist with both hands. Then using a nerve pinch to free her leg, she did a flip she’d seen on the wrestling channel and scissored her legs around his throat, locking her ankles behind his neck.

He got a hand on her face and shoved her under.

Trisha considered biting his hand, but thought better of it and nibbled on his thumb instead.

He let her pop up to the surface, and when she did, he was laughing.

She was still hanging with her legs about his neck like an overlong scarf, her back floating in the water. She squeezed his throat a bit with her knee, just enough to choke off his laughter.

Casually as could be, he reached up and dug a finger into the mid-thigh nerve junction. Not hard, just enough to make her want to let go really badly to avoid a severe charley horse. He gave her legs a push over his head after she eased up and she did a backflip into the water, landing with her feet on the bottom facing him.

“What were you laughing about?”

“Messing with you could be dangerous.”

“You bet, sailor.” She splashed a palm’s worth of water in his general direction just as he was trying to inhale, leaving his sputtering and wiping his eyes.

“You look like you’re freezing.”

“I’m not a big hunk of meat like you.” The water that practically reached her shoulders barely washed around the middle of his chest. His T-shirt clung to every curve of muscle. “God, Lieutenant. You’re gorgeous.”

“And you’re damned cute, Irish.”

She cocked an arm back to fire another load of water in his face, but he was too quick and grabbed her. She didn’t even put up a struggle as he dragged her against him and kissed her hard. Trisha wrapped her legs about his waist so that she couldn’t float away.



Author: M.L. Buchman

Release Date: September 2, 2014

Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca

Genre: Romantic Suspense


Trisha O’Malley rebelled against her affluent family by joining the U.S. Army’s secret helicopter regiment, the 160th SOAR. Now a Chief Warrant Officer, she found her toughest fight yet in the pilot’s seat of an MH-6M attack helicopter.

William Wallace Bruce is an undercover CIA agent who doesn’t trust the military. But when the Horn of Africa is threatened by Somali pirates, Trisha flies out to recover ships and hostages…including one very ungrateful Will. Everything about Trisha triggers his mistrust: her elusive past, her wild energy, and her proclivity for flying past safety’s edge. Even as the heat between them turns into passion’s fire, Bill and Trisha must team up to confront their pasts and survive Somalia’s pirate lords.

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M. L. Buchman has over 25 novels in print. His military romantic suspense books have been named Barnes & Noble and NPR “Top 5 of the year” and Booklist “Top 10 of the Year.” In addition to romance, he also writes contemporaries, thrillers, and fantasy and science fiction.


In among his career as a corporate project manager he has: rebuilt and single-handed a fifty-foot sailboat, both flown and jumped out of airplanes, designed and built two houses, and bicycled solo around the world.


He is now a full-time writer, living on the Oregon Coast with his beloved wife. He is constantly amazed at what you can do with a degree in Geophysics. You may keep up with his writing at

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WHAT THE HEART WANTS by Jeanell Bolton

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The love he left behind . . . Laurel Harlow was once the princess of Bosque Bend, Texas: every door was open to the only daughter of the beloved minister and his well-bred wife. Then scandal rocked their family-and those same doors slammed shut. Now preparing the family mansion for sale, Laurel wants nothing more than to put the past behind her and move on. But when Jase Redlander appears on her doorstep, sixteen years after he left her heartbroken, she can’t turn him away . . . especially when he needs her help. . . . is the only thing worth coming home for Jase never intended to come back to this one-horse town. But then his teenage daughter runs away, headed straight for Bosque Bend and the woman he once loved. The moment Jase sees Laurel again, he knows he never should have left all those years ago. There’s a secret she’s keeping from him, though-he’s certain of it. Over the course of sunny days and sultry nights, Jase aims to find out what it is. And this time he’ll show Laurel that this bad boy can be the man of her dreams . . . if she’ll let him.






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“Your hair is soft as silk,” Jase said, weaving his fingers slowly through the sable strands and watching them fall back in place.  She’d worn it the same way as a teenager, he remembered.  Sixteen years ago, the style had looked sweet and wholesome, but now it looked incredibly sexy.

            He moved his hand along the nape of her neck and traced the curve of her ear, enjoying the way she trembled in response.

“I thought you hated me.”  His voice was a low-pitched whisper.  In fact, he’d spent his last few days in Bosque Bend expecting to be thrown in jail before finally realizing Laurel hadn’t told anyone about their encounter.

Cold comfort.  The shame of everyone knowing she’d been touched by Growler Red’s lunkhead son probably would have been even worse than what had actually happened.

She looked at him in surprise. “I never hated you.  I was in love with you, but I was too young for what you wanted back then.”  She rolled over on her stomach and looked at him through coyly lowered lashes. “But I’m all grown up now.”



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Jeanell Bolton is an active member of the Austin chapter of Romance Writers of America. She has three children, one husband, and one dog. She lives on five glorious wooded acres in the boondocks of Georgetown, Texas. In past lives, she has been a teacher, an activist, an artist, a journalist, and a chorus director, but she is now settled into writing about deep, dark romances which end up happily ever after, which is how it always should be.



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(September 2, 2014; Forever Trade Paperback; $14.00)



Brayelle Bates has always been a force of nature. Even as a child, Bray’s wild and carefree spirit intimidated everyone around her. The only person who’s ever truly understood her is her best friend, Elias Kline. Though every fiber of her being wants to stay with Elias forever, Bray can’t bear the thought of him discovering her agonizing history. She’s done everything she can to keep him at arm’s length, including moving away. But their undying bond was too strong a pull to deny, and Bray couldn’t survive without him. Now she’s back home with Elias, and things have never felt more right–until one night changes everything.  Elias vowed never to be separated from Bray again. So when she decides to flee in a desperate attempt to escape her fate, Elias knows he must go with her. As the two try to make the most of their circumstance, taking up with a reckless group of new friends, Elias soon realizes there’s a darkness driving Bray he can’t ignore. Now in order to save her, he’ll have to convince Bray to accept the consequences of their reality–even if it means losing her.

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Bray and I spent the whole night in the field chasing the fireflies and laying on the grass, staring up at the stars. She told me all about her sister, Rian, and how she was a snob and was always mean to Bray. I told her about my parents, because I didn’t have any brothers or sisters. She said I was lucky. We talked forever, it seemed. We may have been young, but we connected deeply on that night. I knew we would be great friends, even better friends than Mitchell and I had been, and I had known him since first grade, when he had tried to con me out of my peach cup at lunch.

And before the night was over, we made a pact with each other that would later prove to see us through some very troubled times.

“Promise we’ll always be best friends,” Bray said, lying next to me. “No matter what. Even if you grow up ugly and I grow up mean.”

I laughed. “You’re already mean!”

She elbowed me.

“And you’re already ugly,” she said with a blush in her cheeks.

I gave in, though really I needed no convincing. “OK, I promise.”

We gazed back up at the stars; her fingers were interlaced and her hands rested on her belly.

I had no idea what I was getting into with Brayelle Bates. I didn’t know about such things when I was nine. I didn’t know. But I would never regret a moment with her. Never.

Bray and I were found early the following morning, fast asleep in the grass. We were awoken by three cops; Mr. Parson, who owned the land; and my frantic mother, who thought I had been kidnapped from my room, stuffed in a suitcase, and thrown on the side of a highway somewhere.

“Elias! Oh dear God, I thought you were gone!” She scooped me into her arms and squeezed me so tight I thought my eyeballs were going to burst out of the sockets. She pulled away, kissed me on the forehead, embarrassing the crap out of me, and then squeezed me again.

Bray’s mom and dad were there, too.

“Have you been out here all night with him?” Bray’s dad asked with a sharp edge in his voice.

My mom immediately went into defensive mode. She stood up the rest of the way with me and wrapped one arm around the front of me, pressing my head against her stomach.

“That daughter of yours,” my mom said, and already I was flinching before she finished, “she has a mouth on her. My son would never have snuck out unless he was influenced.”

Oh geez…

I sighed and threw my head back against her.

“Mom, I—”

“Are you blaming this on my daughter?” Bray’s mother said, stepping up front and center.

“As a matter of fact, I am,” my mom said boldly.

Bray started to shrink behind her dad and every second that passed I felt even worse about her being blamed.

Before this got too out of hand, I broke away from my mom’s arms. “Dammit, Mom—!” Her eyes grew wide and fierce, and I stopped midsentence.

“Watch your mouth, Elias!” Then she looked at Bray’s mom again and added,

“See, Elias never uses language like that.”

“Stop it! Please! I snuck out on my own, so leave Bray out of it!”

I hated shouting. I hated that I had to put my mom in her place like that, but I spoke what I felt in my heart, and that was something my mom always taught me to do. Take up for the bullied, Elias. Never stand back and watch someone take advantage of someone else, Elias. Always do and say what you know in your heart to be right, no matter what, Elias.

I hoped she would remember those things when we were back at home.

My mom sighed deeply and I watched the anger deflate with her breath. “I apologize,” she said to Bray’s parents. “Really, I am sorry. I was just so scared something had happened to him.”

Bray’s mom nodded, accepting my mom’s apology with sincerity. “I understand. I’m sorry, too. I’m just glad they’re safe.”

Bray’s dad said nothing. I got the feeling he wasn’t as forgiving as her mom had been.

I was grounded for the rest of the summer for that stunt I pulled. And yes, I met the fly swatter that day, after which I vowed never to sneak out of the house again. But whenever it came to Bray, from that time up until we graduated high school, I did sneak out. A lot. But I never got caught again after that first time.

I know you must be wondering why after so many years of being best friends, attending the same school, working together at the local Dairy Queen, even often sharing a bed, why we never became something more to each other.

Well, the truth is that we did.


(April 14, 2015; Forever Trade Paperback & E-Book)


New York TimesUSA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author J. A. Redmerski brings us a heart-wrenching, stand-alone new adult novel that fans of her blockbuster The Edge of Never are sure to fall in love with. In THE MOMENT OF LETTING GO Sienna Murphy finally lands her dream job. It’s everything she’s ever wanted…or so she thought. When she’s sent on a business trip to Hawaii, she meets Luke Everett, a guy who makes her want to forget all her responsibilities and give in to the promise of all the happiness they could have together. As their passion grows, Luke makes Sienna start to question whether the carefully constructed life she leads is really as perfect as it seems.

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He kisses me passionately for three brief seconds, his hands gripping the sides of my face, and we’re both breathless when he says, “I wanted to tell you about Landon. I wanted to tell you a lot of things, but I knew you had to go home and none of it would’ve mattered.”

I touch his lips with two of my fingers. “You can tell me whenever you’re ready. I’m here to listen, and I’m not going anywhere. There’s nothing you can say to scare me away. I won’t leave again unless it’s what you want. I still have four days left of my vacation and I want to spend them with you.”

“I want you to stay.”

“Then I’m staying.”

“What about after that?”

“We’ll figure it out.”

He gazes into my eyes, searching for something, I could never know what, but I think he finds it because his lips smash against mine and he kisses me hungrily. I feel my body being lifted into the air, my legs wrapped around his waist, and the air in the room hitting me as he carries me quickly through it, never breaking the kiss. In seconds I feel the comfort of his bed beneath my back and his lumpy pillows I missed so much, around my head.

We strip off each other’s clothes clumsily and Luke is on top of me before I can even catch my breath. But I don’t need my breath when I have his, and his kiss is deep and forceful and it alone makes my body dizzy with need.




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Samantha Grace & Rafflecopter Givewaway

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In Bed with a Rogue

By Samantha Grace

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Historical Romance

September 2, 2014

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He’s the Talk of the Town The whole town is tittering about Baron Sebastian Thorne having been jilted at the altar. Every move he makes ends up in the gossip columns. Tired of being the butt of everyone’s jokes, Sebastian vows to restore his family’s reputation no matter what it takes.

She’s the Toast of the Ton Feted by the crème of society, the beautiful widow Lady Prestwick is a vision of all that is proper. But Helena is no angel, and when Sebastian uncovers her dark secret, he’s quick to press his advantage. In order to keep her hard-won good name, Helen will have to make a deal with the devil. But she’s got some tricks up her sleeves to keep this notorious rogue on his toes…

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SAMANTHA GRACE Historical romance author Samantha Grace discovered the appeal of a great love story when she was just a young girl, thanks to Disney’s Robin Hood. She didn’t care that Robin Hood and Maid Marian were cartoon animals. It was her first happily-ever-after experience and she didn’t want the warm fuzzies to end. Now Samantha enjoys creating her own happy-endings for characters that spring from her imagination. Publishers Weekly describes her stories as “fresh and romantic” with subtle humor and charm. Samantha describes romance writing as the best job ever.


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Q & A with Carla Neggers

September 01, 2014 By: Romance Junkies Category: Latest News No Comments →

Q &A with Carla Neggers

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In this vivid and suspenseful addition to her widely acclaimed Sharpe & Donovan series, New York Times bestselling author Carla Neggers takes readers on a heart-stopping journey from Boston to Ireland to the rocky coast of Maine.

Emma Sharpe, granddaughter of world- renowned art detective Wendell Sharpe, is a handpicked member of a small Boston- based FBI team. For the past decade Emma and her grandfather have been trailing an elusive serial art thief. The first heist was in Ireland, where an ancient Celtic cross was stolen. Now the Sharpes receive a replica of the cross after every new theft—reminding them of their continued failure to capture their prey.

When Emma receives a message that leads her to the body of a woman on a small island in Boston Harbor, she finds the victim holding a small, cross-inscribed stone—one she recognizes all too well. Emma’s fiancé, FBI deep-cover agent Colin Donovan, is troubled that she’s gone off to the island alone, especially given the deadly turn the thief has taken. But as they dig deeper they are certain there is more to this murder than meets the eye.

As the danger escalates, Emma and Colin must also face do-or-die questions about their relationship. While there’s no doubt they are in love, can they give their hearts and souls to their work and have anything left for each other? There’s one thing Emma and Colin definitely agree on: before they can focus on their future, they must outwit one of the smartest, most ruthless killers they’ve ever encountered.

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What about HARBOR ISLAND sets it apart from your other books in the Sharpe & Donovan series?

Boston, and FBI agents Emma Sharpe and Colin Donovan are engaged but haven’t told anyone. They’re back from a short break in Ireland, at work with their small, Boston-based FBI unit. Emma, an art crimes expert, is on the hot seat. She needs to find out why her boss was sent a replica of an Irish Celtic cross exactly like crosses she and her grandfather have received after unsolved art thefts over the past decade. Colin, a deep-cover agent, was shoe-horned into Emma’s unit, and his role is still unclear…but he finds himself checking up on their boss’s missing wife. Four books into this series, and I’m as excited about Emma and Colin and their families, friends and colleagues as ever!

The book takes readers on a ride from Boston to Ireland to the coast of Maine. What drew you to these locations?

I love Boston, Ireland and Maine and know them well, but it didn’t occur to me they would be at the heart of my Sharpe & Donovan series until I “saw” a woman approaching the gate of an isolated Maine convent and knew she was about to find a murdered nun. That led to SAINT’S GATE, the first book in the series. Everything fell into place with that one image. The woman became Emma Sharpe, a former novice at the convent and now an FBI agent who specializes in art crimes with a handpicked Boston-based unit. She is also the granddaughter of Wendell Sharpe, an octogenarian art detective in Ireland. As Emma came into focus, so did Colin Donovan. I “saw” him smashing his lobster boat into the rocky coastline so he can sneak into the convent and keep an eye on Emma. He’s from a rough-and-tumble Maine fishing village, an FBI deep-cover agent coming off a harrowing, months-long mission. Maine, Ireland and Boston and Emma and Colin came together, with endless possibilities.

How is Emma Sharpe and Colin Donovan’s relationship impacted differently by this particular case compared to ones in the past?

Well, without giving too much away, they’re engaged, and they haven’t told anyone—so there’s still time to back out and pretend they had too much Guinness and need more time before they make such a commitment. They’ve been on the same team for a couple months, but now they’re actually working on the same team. Is that even possible? Can a highly independent, restless guy like Colin fit in? And Emma—her family of high-profile art detectives is causing trouble for her again. Is being a Sharpe too much for her role as an FBI agent, and for Colin?

What’s next for the Sharpe & Donovan series?

I’m writing KEEPER’S REACH, the fifth book in the series. It takes place in the middle of the cold New England winter that Irish priest Finian Bracken, serving a small church in Colin’s hometown on the Maine coast, has both dreaded and yearned to experience. I don’t like to talk too much about a book as I’m writing it, but let’s just say that readers who’ve been wanting more of Mike Donovan, the eldest of the four Donovan brothers, get their wish, and Emma and Colin are tested as never before.

You have published more than 60 novels, which have been printed in 24 languages. How do you manage to stay creative and come up with such unique plots every time?

I’m not sure I know the answer except that I love to write and I always have ideas. Once a story is percolating, the characters direct what happens, and the writing always goes best when I trust that process. I also believe that creativity needs to be nurtured, and the fastest way to burnout is to get into “always on” mode and stay there. For me, the time away from my desk is as important as the time at my desk, whether it’s to pull weeds for an hour or head to Ireland for a few weeks.

Do you know how the story will unfold before you begin writing or does it come to you as it goes?

I know some of the story ahead of time—the kernel, bits and pieces—but for the most part, it unfolds as I go. For me, characters reveal themselves as they walk, talk, breathe, act and react more than if I tried to do dossiers (and I have tried!). New plot points arise that I’d never have thought of if I tried to write a step-by-step outline (and I have tried!). Having no clue at all about what I’m writing doesn’t work for me, either. Writing a short synopsis—two or three pages at most—helps anchor the story for me. I’ve played with different approaches, but I keep coming back to this one. Funnily, it’s not that different from the approach I used as a kid when I climbed a tree with pad and pen and spun tales!

In your blog on your website, you talk about being “in the zone” as a writer. What are some tips you can give aspiring writers to help them reach this point?

When I’m in the zone, time falls away, and I’m lost in the story and the writing. One very simple thing I’ve learned to do when I’m writing on the computer is to go into full screen mode without page numbers or word counts. Writing by hand, I don’t stop to number the pages. Another trick is to turn off the internet. Most of us know to do this. We do. C’mon. We know. Turn. It. Off. Finally…I try to stop writing for the day before I’ve run out of steam. It’s easier to dive back into the zone the next day.

HARBOR ISLAND is filled with breathtaking suspense. How do you write a scene that puts readers on the edge of their seats?

Thank you! I hope every scene moves the story forward and builds tension, and that the characters come to life. As an avid reader myself, I like to feel as if I’m in the middle of the action and get absorbed by what’s going on. I don’t tell myself that’s what I need to do when I’m writing, though. That would take me out of the story and no doubt intimidate me. Instead, I focus on what’s going on and how best to write that particular scene. Sometimes it doesn’t happen the first go. Okay, a lot of times it doesn’t happen the first go, but when it’s “there,” I can feel it. It’s a great feeling.

You’ve often shared your love for cooking with your fans. What’s the go-to dish in your home?

With late-summer vegetables arriving at our local farmstands, I’m making ratatouille. These days, I’m into Mediterranean cooking, but I’ve loved ratatouille since I tackled my first batch right after my husband and I were married and I found a recipe in The Joy of Cooking, a wedding present. I’d never even heard of it growing up. We love having batches in the freezer for the long Vermont winter. It’s like a taste of summer.

You love to travel and gain inspiration for your next book. Is there somewhere you haven’t been that you’re dying to visit and use as a setting for a future book?

Newfoundland! No question. We almost got there last summer, but my father-in-law died just as we were about to leave. We are grateful for his long, good, healthy life, but it’s never easy to say goodbye. I still have my Newfoundland folder on my desk, with articles, photos and ideas for where to stay and what to do. I want to hike in Gros Morne National Park. Everyone I know who’s been there (it’s not that many!) says it’s absolutely gorgeous.


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Sinful Surrender & Phantom Desire (Psychic Ménage Series)

by Houston Havens


Phantom Desire (Psychic Menage #2) – Release Sept 1, 2014

A multi-genre story: Erotic Romance, Ménage (MFMM), Paranormal, Fantasy, Futuristic, Suspense, Dystopian, Post-Apocalyptic, Sci-Fi, Light BDSM, and Psychics.


Release Date: Sept 1, 2014

ISBN: 978-1500952563

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Tag Line:  I can have sex with any woman I want. But I can love only one…that one is you.


Mind traveler Chandra Lamar is on the run, not only from her post-catastrophic dystopian government but from a past she can’t remember. A psychic vision pushes her to recall her purpose for being, but it’s a ghost that awakens her desires for a life she fears she’ll never have. Both push her to remember the past because it threatens what she wants in the now; the Nodin men.

Andonis Nodin battles to accept his failures. The heavy burden nearly breaks him when he can’t save a loved one from the grim reaper’s grip and questions his desire for Chandra, the woman he blames for the death around him.

Nikias finds true love with Chandra in his arms, but is desperate to stop her from seeking revenge on a mission he knows is a one way trip.

Ortello knows for them to recapture the love they once felt for each other, he must be willing to let her go. But overcoming his obsession to make Chandra his and his alone isn’t easy.

Will Chandra go through with the vengeance in her heart or give it up for love? Who is the powerful woman in her haunting visions and will those revealing apparitions crumble her world with the Nodin clan? Does Chandra find true love in the arms of the Nodin men or does her Phantom Desire forever own her heart?

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He rolled her beneath him once again and smothered her neck, cheeks, and forehead with smooches before placing a lusty one on her lips. It was a kiss filled with an unearthly love, a kiss so intense it molded her in a mystical cocoon of gossamer energy, instantly drawing her thoughts to the passion they shared and a love that would forever and always be theirs.

His adoration consumed her mind, body, and soul; securing her in his glittery twilight world, giving her life with each driving force of his cock.

“Oh, yeees.” Unable to contain her own virile cravings, she gasped as the heat of their ardent passion returned. Moving her arms down from his neck she wrapped them around his broad shoulders, caging his muscled chest to her breasts for warmth as he stroked his large member into her again and again. Their passions consumed them like a wildfire. Every inch of her body hungered to feel as much of him pressed against her as she could. Only he could saturate this internal fire burning deep inside her frigid heart. She was desperate to feel alive again.

But haunting thoughts stalked her, lurking in the darkened alleyways of her mind. Brooding reflections threatened to rush to the forefront of her forgetful memory, threatening her well-being with exposure. She wasn’t the kind of woman who took well to threats, not even her own, but her gut warned what she couldn’t remember was unpleasant. Mentally, she was on the run to escape the uncertain skulking images and the large sage-violet eyes watching her.

“Stay with me.”




Sinful Surrender (Psychic Menage #1)


A multi-genre story: Erotic Romance, Paranormal,Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Futuristic, Menage (MFMM), Dystopian, Post Apocalyptic, Light BDSM.

Tag Line: Why be tempted by one man’s seduction when you can be loved by three?


Top psychic spy Fay Avalon saw too much on her latest mind traveling mission and is now on the run from her post-catastrophic dystopian government, searching for the truth and proof. She escapes but is shot down, landing in the arms of the enemy.

In Drakker and Arlo’s world, women are so rare the men have accepted a polyandrous lifestyle. When the brothers stumble upon Fay unconscious in the wreckage of an aircraft, they are immediately attracted to her. Arlo wants to keep her, but Drakker knows they can’t. They must take her to their brother Logan Abán, leader of their people.

Logan struggles with trusting anyone, even himself. When a beautiful, intelligent, and intriguing woman falls into their laps, his denied desires for intimacy challenge his need to trust the spy. He’s frustrated by romantic Arlo’s claims of her innocence. Even when pragmatic and dominating Drakker defends her as well, Logan refuses to trust his gut.

Can one woman satisfy the diverse desires of three men? Will Logan’s fears be realized by betrayal? Is Fay to be sentenced to death as a spy, suffer a fate worse than death by being returned to her government as a traitor, or will she find a new life and love as the wife of three sexy brothers?

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Houston Havens retired from a successful modeling career and an adventurous jet-set lifestyle to set the world on fire with her erotic romance books. A tenacious Irish lass, she strives to entertain with seductive stories created from her decadent imagination and traces of a provocative lifestyle she may or may not admit to.

Her interest in the paranormal, fascination with quantum science, passion with myths, and the lure of her mysterious Celtic Irish-Druid bloodlines are combined with generally unknown truths, strange facts, and questionable fiction. Her novels reflect a mix of the past, present, and future, with sexy blends of futuristic science fiction, paranormal fantasy, western romance, and always love everlasting. An author of six romances, a seven book erotic romance series and numerous articles in literary magazines.

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BOOK TITLE: Hunted By The Past: PSY-IV Teams #1




A reluctant psychic who can relive the past, a man well versed in keeping secrets, and a psychopathic killer enter a deadly game where the past determines the future.

Changing the past is an impossibility ex-Marine, Cynthia “Cyn” Arden, understands all too well. Struggling in the aftermath of a botched mission, which cost her two teammates, her military career, and a fledging relationship, she’s brought home by a panicked phone call.  The psychic killer behind her nightmares has escaped military custody to hunt down the remaining teammates, one by one. Next on his murderous list–Cyn. Her only chance at survival is to master the psychic ability she’s spent years denying.

The killer’s game brings her face to face with the one person guaranteed to throw her off kilter—the unsettling and distracting man she left behind, Kayden Shaw.  Once she believed he’d stand by her side, until he chose his job and his secrets over her.  A choice that’s left the scars of the past etched deep on her mind and heart.

To survive this twisted game, Cyn must risk trusting her heart and accepting who and what she is, or lose not only her life, but the man she loves.








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Jami Gray is the award winning, multi-published author of the Urban Fantasy series, The Kyn Kronicles, and the Paranormal Romantic Suspense series, PSY-IV Teams.  Her latest release, SHADOW’S MOON (5/14) was a Golden Claddaugh Finalist, and the first in her newest series, HUNTED BY THE PAST, hits shelves in July 2014. She is surrounded by Star Wars obsessed males and a male lab, who masquerades as a floor rug as she plays with the voices in her head.





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Now or Never by A.J. Bennett

August 30, 2014 By: Romance Junkies Category: Latest News No Comments →

Now or Never by A.J. Bennett

New Adult Contemporary

Twenty-one year old Grayson Alexander finally breaks away from an abusive relationship and finds herself free for the first time in three years.

Determined to enjoy her new-found freedom, Grayson is intent on sticking with ‘no strings attached’ relationships—one-night stands, and steamy sex.

But she didn’t plan on Derrick.

Her attraction to the sexy man in uniform quickly turns into an unhealthy relationship. They both try to resist the pull, but neither can stay away.

When tragedy strikes, Grayson realizes it’s now or never—walk away or make it work.

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About A.J. Bennett

A.J. Bennett lives in Nashville, TN with her husband and bulldog. She’s addicted to coffee, popcorn and books. Becoming an author has been a lifelong dream, and she’s extremely excited about her debut novel Now or Never.

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How to Handle a Heartbreaker by Marie Harte

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HE CAN’T GET HER OUT OF HIS HEAD It’s lust at first sight when Brody Singer first lays eyes on Abby Dunn. The dark-haired beauty looks a lot like a woman he once knew, who died years ago. At first Brody fears his attraction is a holdover from that secret crush, but Abby’s definitely different. She’s a lot shyer, a lot sexier and, despite her attempts to dissuade his interest, absolutely mesmerizing.

SHE CAN’T GET HIM OUT OF HER BOOKS Abby isn’t having it. She’s still trying to put her last disastrous relationship behind her and overcome the flaws her ex wouldn’t let her forget. But somehow Brody isn’t getting the hint. It doesn’t help that when writing her steamy novels, she keeps casting Brody as the hero.

Brody is more than happy to serve as her muse and eager to help make sure her “research” is authentic. But when their research turns into something real…will she choose her own happily ever after?

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Please tell us a little bit about your current projects?  Hi. My current release is How to Handle a Heartbreaker, the second in the McCauley Brother series. This book involves a charmingly sexy plumber, a slightly neurotic writer, one God-ugly dog, a crafty six-year-old, meddling family, a tragic past, card cheats, and some wily action between the sheets–compliments of two people fighting against falling in love. I love it!

When was the moment that you knew you had to be a writer? I was in sixth grade, and my teacher had chosen my story to read to the class. I’d incorporated my friends and peers into the story, and they got such a kick out of it. Their pleasure at being entertained really stuck with me. And as I’m such a huge reader, I know how good it feels when I finish a book I like. So I knew I had to be a writer—no matter what it took.

Who gave you the one piece of writing advice that sticks with you to this day? I once read an interview on Nora Roberts, where she complained that if she could, she’d go back and edit all of her published work all over again. And again, and again. It made me realize that it’s possible to over-edit. So once I’m done a section, I make myself move on. Write, edit, write, move on. No editing and reediting the same thirty pages for weeks on end.

What has been your biggest adventure to date? Moving to Central Oregon from the East Coast and starting my life over. It’s been a real trip. LOL I love it out here.

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’ll try anything once. I mean, how do you know what you do or don’t like if you haven’t at least tried it?

What is the one modern convenience that you cannot do without? I have found I really do like my phone. I don’t usually like talking to people, but I can do so much more on that thing that talk. *ha*

How do you describe yourself? How would your family and friends describe you?  I’m funny, smart, and driven. My mother thinks I’m hilarious, and I’m always telling her that she’s right. I really am. LOL

What is your favorite comfort food? Chocolate

What is your favorite season? What do you love about it? I absolutely love autumn. There’s something about the leaves falling, the pretty colors, the crisp air. A time when you can drink cocoa and watch football or soccer games while a bite of cold chases you into the stands. And school starts in the fall. I’m a big fan of my kids being in school (grin) and academics in general.

What is the one modern convenience that you cannot do without?My coffee warmer. It keeps my coffee hot while I write.

What project are you working on next? I’m promoting Served Cold, the first in my Best Revenge trilogy, releasing in September. And I’m involved in two book bundles releasing with some stellar authors. In October, Danger Zone releases, with the proceeds going to Hope for the Warriors. And in November, Five Alarm Alphas, a sexy firefighter bundle comes out.


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Caffeine addict, boy referee, and romance aficionado, NY Times and USA Today bestselling author Marie Harte has over 100 books published with more constantly on the way. She’s a confessed bibliophile and devotee of action movies. Whether hiking in Central Oregon, biking around town, or hanging at the local tea shop, she’s constantly plotting to give everyone a happily ever after. Visit and fall in love.


Author Kelly Ryan

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One moment Alice is locked up, her life over. Next she’s in a new and confusing, yet wonderful world with her life just beginning.


Alice had always been different and for that she had been locked away and called crazy since she was a child. Just when she thinks that her life is over something wonderful happens. She enters a whole new world and discovers that this is where she has always been meant to be and she truly begins to live.

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Pete had been right about at least one thing—the Crazy Fun Hat Shop was not something that anyone could miss. On a street full of other non-descript businesses, it looked like a circus had exploded in the middle of the street. Bright colors everywhere, and the store windows filled with some of the most magnificent hats she had ever seen. People were leaving with hatboxes under their arms as she saw more entering the shop. She better get in there and help. Mind problems or not, she should do her job.

As she hurried into the store, she was overwhelmed by the chaos of color that assaulted her eyes, yet she found it to be the most beautiful place she had ever seen in any dream or dimension. She was about to try on a beautiful feather concoction, when a frantic masculine voice called out from behind her, “Alice! Thank god! I am swamped! It’s the week before the Kentucky Derby! You know that is the busiest time of year here! Hurry, get over here and check these customers out. There will be enough time for dress up later.”

When she turned towards the voice that she knew to belong to Jon, her boss, she stopped dead in her tracks again. This time frozen by the sight of the handsomest man whom she could recall seeing anywhere standing behind the counter looking frazzled. His longish brown hair was all amiss, as if he had forgotten to comb it when he got up. His chocolate brown eyes were wide and slightly crazed, and his strong jaw was set and tense. She rushed toward him, remembering him a little, and knowing he was always kind to her. Once the customers were gone, she knew he would help her with the memory problem.

“Alice, thank the gods you finally made it! All these customers and I still have special orders to finish! Are you feeling all right? You’ve never been late before. I was frightened when I called Pete to check on you!” He said all of this in frantic fashion.

Meanwhile, Alice’s breath caught in her throat as he gave her a quick hug. She scented a whiff of sweat. He smelled like a man, and the closeness to his toned body made her feel faint. She shook her head, knowing she needed to pull herself together and work—and figure out what was going on with her memory. She should definitely not be fantasizing about her boss.

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First, can you let us know what projects you are currently working on?

 Right now I am working on a couple holiday themed pieces, one about angels and another about a goddess in need of some holiday cheer. After that I am moving on to a lady pirate story.

How do you fit writing into your schedule? What does your workspace look like? 

As I work a day job, I fit a lot of my writing in at night. 7-10 pm are my most productive hours. I am returning to school this fall and that will make scheduling actual writing time even more important.

Do you do a lot of research for your stories? What is the most interesting thing you have learned?

I do try to research a lot. I am researching an art heist piece right now, which is cool since I work in an art museum, and I am finding a lot of what I find interesting. We like to think art thieves are so sophisticated, but a lot are smash and grab jobs where they grab a name they know even if a more valuable piece is right next to it.

Are you a plotter or do you write as it comes? Do your characters start with names or do they have to have personalities before they can be named? 

I write as it comes. I have a basic idea, start researching and go from there. My character definitely have personalities first and a physical appearance before I find the name that suits them best.

What do you want readers to take away after reading one of your stories? What do you want them to feel? 

Hope. A lot of my characters are flawed or are seeking redemption or the like. I like for most things to turn out ok for them in the end, or at least leave them with some hope.

What genre would you love to write but haven’t yet? Is there one you would shy away from? 

Of late I am really branching out, having delved into historical and contemporary. (I started as paranormal.) I would like to do some regency period pieces, but there are so many good ones out there I find the thought rather daunting. I don’t know if I would shut the door on anything as long as I had an idea that I thought worked in a particular genre.

Have you taken any classes to hone your skills? What classes/workshops would you recommend the most? 

I haven’t taken anything other than college writing courses. I learned mostly through writing, writing and more writing.

Do you have any hobbies that you do in your spare time? Is there something you would love to learn but haven’t had the chance yet? 

I write and illustrate my own mini comics. I also make jewelry and paint. I would love to enhance my painting skills. I also really want to learn to play the drums.

What kinds of advice would you give a new writer? Is there anything that you have learned that you can pass on to someone just starting out? 

Keep your confidence up. You will face some rejection, don’t let that get you down. Learn from everything and keep writing and submitting. Not giving up is half the battle to being published.

How did you meet your husband? What is the most romantic thing you have done for each other? 

My fiancé and I met at a comic con. Nerd alert I know! We always try to be romantic by doing nice things for each other every week, especially if one of us has had a bad week.

What kinds of books will we find on your bookshelf?

Everything. Art books, history books, comics, books I’ve used for research, popular novels, horror, fantasy, romance… you name it I probably have a book about it.

Do you prefer to jump up and embrace the day or have a lazy breakfast in bed?

Lazy breakfast in bed, though that never happens. A girl can dream though.

What are three words you would use to describe yourself? Are they the same as family/friends would use?

My friends would probably agree. Or add crazy.

Dedicated, Busy, Quirky

What is your favorite TV shows? How about ones that you would stay away from? 

I loved Dexter, expect the finale. No spoilers, but seriously?! I love Game of Thrones. Sherlock is one I can watch over and over. I’m not big on reality shows, but that’s just me.

What is your favorite dessert? Do you make it yourself or order it out? 

I have two. Red velvet cupcakes which I sometimes make myself and tiramisu which I always order.

What is your favorite childhood memory? 

Times spent with my grandpa. I was his little princess and I followed him everywhere, always trying to help.


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Sheri Velarde, who also uses the pen name Kelly Ryan, lives in New Mexico and grew up with a fascination for all things that “go bump in the night”, so it is no wonder that she turned to writing paranormal romance. She has recently been branching out into other genres of romance, including historical and contemporary, but her heart still lies in the realms of paranormal.

In her spare time, she fancies herself a cyrptozoologist and loves to paranormal related outings, searching for things that might not really exist. She is an avid exerciser and gets some of her best ideas while on runs. She also has a bit of a wild side, which only leads to inspiration for her writing.

Being an avid reader since an early age, she has wanted to be a writer for as long as she can remember. She has been writing all her life, but only recently started to actually try to pursue her dream of writing for a living.

She is constantly putting out new material, so it is best to keep up with her on her website.

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