HEIR TO THE PACK by Laura Welling

October 04, 2015 By: Romance Junkies Category: Latest News


 How I Write

I have a day job, and a family, and a farm. This means it can be challenging to find time to write!

I don’t have a problem coming up with ideas. They pop into my head all the time: while I’m driving, in the shower, while I’m doing barn chores or housework. I tend to work out the major plot points while tidying or shoveling or what have you, but I don’t usually write a detailed synopsis in advance. I just like to have a general idea of where the story is going.

Once I know what’s going to happen, I start to write. I used to think, “if only I had more time to write a book,” and dreamed of long stretches of uninterrupted time where I would compose a masterpiece.

Reality bites. I rarely have more than fifteen or twenty minutes at a stretch. The only way to get things done is to fit as much as I can into those fifteen minutes, a writing sprint if you will. I’ve actually found if I do have three or four hours, I don’t get the same amount done as if I split that amount of time over a bunch of fifteen-minute sessions.

The key is the daydreaming while driving or whatever. That way I keep the story in the front of my mind, so when I do sit down to the keyboard I don’t need to waste time thinking, “Now, where was I?”

There’s also what I call the cliffhanger principle: I stop writing in the middle of a scene, not at the end of one. I can stop at the end of a chapter, too, because I love ending a chapter with a cliffhanger.

The one exception to the long stretches of time is the end of the book. When I get close to the end I just want to keep going. For Heir To The Pack, I wrote the last fifty pages on a transcontinental flight. (Thanks, United!)

Starting is the hardest for me, always, but there’s nothing quite like typing “The End”. Right now I’m working on getting there for the sequel to Heir To The Pack, and I can’t wait to see how it plays out!



They’ve both been carrying a secret: She had a son from their three day fling and he’s a werewolf. How will each react to the news and will the news save their son?

 Fans of paranormal romance are sure to love this thrilling new novel from Laura Welling. Will the revelation of what Dash really is be enough to save his and Annie’s son from a mysterious illness?
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Synoposis: Three years ago, Annie had a three-day fling in Cancun with a handsome stranger, Dash. Two years ago, she gave birth to his son. Now, Annie’s son is fading away with a mysterious illness, and she must seek help from his father, who doesn’t know he exists. But Dash has news for her: first, he’s a werewolf; second, he’s about to be crowned their king; and third, their son has been touched by an ancient curse.

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About Laura Welling

When she’s not writing, Laura Welling wears a lot of other hats: mother, farmer, and software engineer. She’s Australian but lives in the United States on a horse farm, which she shares with her family, crazy dogs, and various horses, cats and chickens. She is a compulsive reader of all genre fiction, who started reading before the age of two, and never stopped. She wrote her first “book” when she was five—a spy story, which has since been joined in a bottom drawer by various other early attempts.

Connect with Laura:

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The Arrangement by Nicolette Hugo

October 03, 2015 By: Romance Junkies Category: Latest News



Nell Harper’s got her life all figured out:

Build a successful law career, find Mr. Right, then have 2.3 kids and a white picket fence. Everything is going to plan until a handsome stranger stops her from stepping in front of a speeding car.

Vincent Mason, rising politician, not only rescues Nell from death but from her safe but predictable life as he introduces her to the darker pleasures of domination and submission. What starts as a six month arrangement of sexual liberation turns into a deeper emotional exploration and Nell soon finds herself letting go of preconceived ideas of love and lust.

But can Nell trust Vincent enough to truly surrender herself?

And can she trust herself enough to listen to what her heart truly wants?


Momentum Page: http://momentumbooks.com.au/books/the-arrangement/

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00XM75V4S

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25524705-the-arrangement

Author Site: http://nicolettehugowriter.com

Author Interview:

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

I am so happy to be here, thank you for having me. I’ve just launched a series called ‘Unchained Vice’ with Momentum and the first release, The Arrangement is available from 27th August. The story focuses on the final month of a six-month sexual arrangement between Nell Harper and Vincent Mason where the friend-with-benefits nature of their relationship begins to unravel as Nell declares her love for him. The declaration creating a spin-off of questions they need to resolve … is feeling the only one-way? What does love look like in a kink relationship? And most importantly is a BDSM relationship what Nell wants?

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

I have a theory that we are born innately knowing what passion calls us. As a little girl I used to make my own magazines and stories and sell them to my friends and family but then I moved into other things. Last year I ‘picked up the pen’ again and The Arrangement was the result.

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

I wish I could give you something profound or inspirational. There truth is there are many quotes and articles that I have learnt from, but the one piece of advice that comes to mind most often is a something my two writing crit partners and I bandy about whenever the going gets hard, the old “You can do it!” immortalized in this very daggy montage https://youtu.be/qztuEucrNBc … Yes we share the clip

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

Oooh yes. Let’s talk heroes. There’s something soul satisfying about picking up a book with a hero you just love. One of the best things about writing for me, is I get to put my perfect heroes on the page and I’m not going to lie, I’m all about the alpha man – confident, intelligent and capable. And I like them a little dangerous. The duplicity we all hold in us intrigues me, and I like a hero that walks that fine line. Think Batman instead of Superman.

The thing I like most about Vincent, the hero in The Arrangement, is while ticking all the alpha boxes, he doesn’t take himself too seriously. He is the perfect combination of hard and soft. Oh, and he is kinda good in bed … did I mention that?

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

Reading. Reading. Have I mentioned I like to read a lot? It’s been a very slow reading year for me with the book release but you can catch-up with me on Goodreads. I’m always happy to chat books. https://www.goodreads.com/NicoletteHugo

  1. What has been your biggest adventure to date?

I’ve lived in in three continents, Africa, North America and Australia. Each place feels like its own lifetime. Despite all being English speaking countries there are always cultural nuances and differences to learn and embrace. It’s a different wanderlust to travelers and I guess it makes me a bit of a gypsy. I currently live in Sydney, Australia which is one of my favourite places in the world. It’s a city known to be a collection of villages with their own neighbourhoods and identities, and even now I am known to pack up and move neighbourhoods just to experience these differences. I see home more as a feeling than a place.

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

My iPad. It’s nerve central. Social media, eBooks, music and writing all-in-one.

  1. What project are you working on next?

The Release of the second book in the Unchained Vice series, called Exhibition, which is due for release on 24th September.

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

I’ll be doing a ‘Meet My Muse’ post on http://ausromtoday.com on Monday 24th August if you want to come and find out what makes my mind tick …

Holiday Hookup Blitz with Debbie Mason, Jessica Lemmon & Katie Lane

October 03, 2015 By: Romance Junkies Category: Latest News



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Ex-cop Cat O’Connor is bored working for her sister, Chloe, as a personal assistant on the set of her soap opera. Until Chloe gets an opportunity to audition for the role of a lifetime and asks her identical twin to substitute for her on the soap with no one the wiser. It’s a perfect switch-until Cat attracts the attention of the mysterious Mr. Tall, Dark, and Way-too-handsome leading man.

Grayson Alexander never thought being snowbound in the charming town of Christmas, Colorado, for the holiday would get so hot. But between working with sexy, tough Cat on set and keeping his real reason for being there under wraps, he’s definitely feeling the heat. And if there’s one thing they’ll learn as they bring out the mistletoe, it’s that in this town, true love is always in season.

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Debbie Mason is the bestselling author of the Christmas, Colorado series. Her books have been praised for their “likable characters, clever dialogue and juicy plots” (RT Book Reviews). She also writes historical paranormals as Debbie Mazzuca. Her MacLeod series has received several nominations for best paranormal as well as a Holt Medallion Award of Merit. When she isn’t writing or reading, Debbie enjoys spending time with her very own real-life hero, their four wonderful children, an adorable grandbaby, and a yappy Yorkie named Bella.





About A BAD BOY FOR CHRISTMAS by Jessica Lemmon

Connor McClain knows what he wants. And after four harrowing years in Afghanistan, that’s a quiet life in the lakeside town of Evergreen Cove. But coming home has land mines of its own-the most dangerous of them being long-legged bombshell Faith Garrett. Now getting her into his arms this holiday is going to require more than mistletoe . . .

With a cheating ex behind her, all Faith wants is a relaxing holiday free from man drama. And even though every moment with gorgeous Connor is a sweet temptation, Faith is determined not to give in. But Jack Frost has other plans, and soon Faith and Connor are snowbound in a winter wonderland with only the sparks flying between them to keep them warm. As one hot kiss leads to another, they’ll have to decide if they’re ready to give each other the best gift of all-love.

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Jessica Lemmon has always been a dreamer. At some point, she decided head-in-the-clouds thinking was childish, went out, and got herself a job . . . and then she got another one because that one was lousy. And when that one stopped being fulfilling, she went out and got another . . . and another. Soon it became apparent she’d only be truly happy doing what she loved. And since “eating potato chips” isn’t a viable career, she opted to become a writer. With fire in her heart, she dusted off a book she’d started years prior, finished it, and submitted it. It may have been the worst book ever, but it didn’t stop her from writing another one. Now she has several books finished, several more started, and even more marinating in her brain (which currently resides in the clouds, thankyouverymuch), and she couldn’t be happier. She firmly believes God gifts us with talents for a purpose, and with His help, you can create the life you want. (While eating potato chips.)





About UNWRAPPED by Katie Lane

Jacqueline Maguire has a problem tying the knot.After fleeing the altar (again), the runaway bride drives off with no particular destination in mind. Which is how Jac finds herself stranded in a snowstorm with a hot, hard-bodied stranger who treats her to the naughtiest night of her life . . . but come morning, he’s long gone.

Contractor Patrick McPherson is deeply committed to his bachelor lifestyle. No strings, no rings. As the Christmas season approaches, however, Patrick still can’t quite forget his curvalicious one-night stand. Then Jac shows up unexpectedly, and all holiday hell breaks loose. Because this year, Patrick is getting the biggest Christmas surprise of his life.

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Katie Lane is the USA Today bestselling author of the Deep in the Heart of Texas and Hunk for the Holidays series. Katie lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and when she isn’t writing, she enjoys reading, traveling, and cuddling with her high school sweetheart and cairn terrier Roo.




The Chemist’s Shop by Richard Brumer

October 02, 2015 By: Romance Junkies Category: Latest News

The Chemist’s Shop


Richard Brumer


Stand Alone or Series:   Stand Alone

Length of Book:                Approx 68,000 words/ 300 pages

Genre:                                  Suspense thriller wrapped around a tender love story.

Buy Links:

Limitless Publishing: http://www.limitlesspublishing.net/product/the-chemists-shop/

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Author Bio:

Richard Brumer grew up in the Bronx and now lives in Florida with his wife Carol. For many years his passions were skiing, sports car racing, and sailing, including sailing solo in the South Pacific. As a retired pharmacist, he turned his hand to writing and has written several novels and short stories.

Information about his work can be seen on his website: http://www.richardbrumer.com

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Website:              http://www.richardbrumer.com

Twitter:                @rxrich


First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out…

Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out…

Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out…

Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me…and there was no one left to speak for me.

—Martin Niemoller, Protestant pastor

The Chemist’s Shop, a novel by RICHARD BRUMER. It is a gripping psychological suspense thriller wrapped around a tender love story.

Pharmacology professor Michael Ross retires from the world of academia in 1970 and opens a community pharmacy in a peaceful upstate New York town. He puts the horrific tragedies of his past behind him and finds serenity in his new life. That is, until he recognizes a customer as former Nazi SS officer, Hans Stern.

Michael looks into Stern’s cold steel-blue eyes, clenches his fists and boils inside, remembering how his three young daughters were taken from him and gassed, and his wife, Ilona, was tortured, raped and stripped of all dignity by Stern, twenty-five years earlier in Auschwitz.

Face to face with this evil being, Michael forces himself to stay calm. In that moment, he experiences two opposing but related feelings. One is anger, the other exhilaration.

Michael could not protect his family then, but he can avenge their deaths now. It isn’t just about killing Stern. That would be too easy. His death has to be slow, painful, and diabolical, and it begins with a game of chess.

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I’m sorry I wasn’t able to be with you for the past few days. The court case consumes me but being in jail doesn’t take me away from you, When I lost you and later learned you were in Paradise, I felt cursed by the distance between us. But now I feel blessed that I can enjoy the finer parts of our love that others with the privilege of nearness fail to notice.

Our minds and hearts are joined for all eternity, a gift perhaps few can share. Thank you so much for loving me and being my wife.



Miklos and Ilona protected their daughters from worry and harm so they could live in their sweet world of innocence. He was delighted to see his girls play dress-up as they danced around the house, like little ballerinas, to the music of Swan Lake. Little Eva was the best dancer of them all.

“Go, go, Eva,” he shouted and clapped with his hands over his head.

She turned and spun, like a prima ballerina, the star of the show. She had her own graceful style and expressed her emotions with her small, delicate hands, dancing and turning, with her arms arched above her. In his mind’s eye, Miklos saw her grown-up, in her ballet costume, on point and on stage.

The twins skipped and danced until they were breathless. They were all dressed up and fancy, painted with their mother’s makeup and wearing colorful outfits sewn together by Ilona from scraps of material. Roza and Magda had their own sense of grace. They lived in the moment, their moment, as they twirled their young bodies, attempted pirouettes, and leaped into the air.

Ilona turned toward Miklos and whispered in his ear, “When the girls are finished dancing, remind me to tell you something.”

“Tell me now.”

“No, it’s a surprise for the whole family.”

Magda’s excited cries interrupted them. “Look at me, look at me!” She skipped barefoot along the hardwood floor, spinning, turning and bowing to her audience.

“Wonderful!” Miklos shouted as he clapped in rhythm to the music.

“Look at me, too,” Roza yelled as she jumped up and down on the sofa.

Then little Eva caught her breath and performed her solo. “Look at me, Papa. I’m the swan queen.”

She twirled her young body around until she was dizzy, but continued to dazzle her audience. At the end of her dance, her black curls were wet with perspiration and she bowed to everyone as they applauded. Her eyes widened and sparkled when Miklos presented her with a red rose he had taken from Ilona’s birthday bouquet.

“Oh, Papa, thank you!” she said, taking in the delicate scent of the rose.

“You’re welcome, Eva. Every ballerina should have flowers when she takes her bows at the end of her performance.”

Miklos squeezed his wife’s hand. “Did you ever think that when our girls were born, they would provide us with so much entertainment?”

“Never,” Ilona said with tears of delight. “We were given a gift, a wonderful present,” she said, her dark-brown eyes glistening.

“We’re blessed,” he said with a deep sigh, but his thoughts were troubled.

“Will we be all right, Miklos?” Ilona asked. “I’m worried about the girls. They’re so young, just babies.”

“Everything will go well. I was a professor. The Nazis will show respect and find some use for me. We will be safe, Ilona. I promise you.”

Little Eva was out of breath. She sat on the couch, her chest heaving in and out, but Roza and Magda continued to dance with the little energy they had left. They loved each other in a special way, as twins do, but had distinctive personalities. Magda was a bit of a complainer, but good-natured. At the dinner table, she would scrutinize the food carefully and either eat it or give it a “yuck.” Her dream was to be a singer, and she constantly hummed and whistled her tunes. Roza was the resident introvert. She read books and loved to write poetry. She was sensitive, like her mother. Miklos thought that when his girls grew up, they would be a gift to the artistic world. They had so much ahead of them and were lucky to be at the beginning of their lives. The dancing and music continued. Everything will work out all right. He and Ilona continued to be an enthusiastic audience. They clapped and sang through their daughters performances.


The sound of marching boots and loud banging on the door brought the festivities to a halt.


Romance Junkies Interview:

I knew I had to be a writer two years ago when the idea for my first novel came to mind. I saw the ending before I began writing the novel and spent a year writing  and rewriting it—with lots of emphasis on the rewriting, Most of the time on that book was spent going down all the wrong avenues until I joined a writer’s group and found my way—or at least my first step toward the “write” way.

The one piece of advice that was given to me was to keep the story moving and maintain the tension.

Every one of my books has a “perfect” hero, one the reader identifies with and roots for.

My personal life revolves around the outdoors—sailing and skiing. I’ve skied in Europe and the USA and have entered many downhill ski races—even won a bronze medal. Sailing is my true love and I’ve sailed solo in the South Pacific.  For me, to be gliding through the ocean under full sail, alone with my thoughts, surrounded by nature  has been a gift like no other. My newest passion is writing books and many scenes come from my real life adventures.

I like to include a love story in every one of my novels. Everyone wants love in their lives but may not admit it to themselves or others. But it’s everywhere–in books, movies, music and our fantasies. That alone tells me it’s what people like to read about. Sometimes I scatter the love story throughout my books as separate interludes, other times it may cover several chapters. For me, keeping the love aspect tender and affectionate is better than anything explicit. Lovers always have to show their passions. That’s always a given, but sharing their affection with each other—a look—a sweet  kiss—sometimes their silence–is where the deeper, more sensitive love takes place.

A romantic evening might be about a couple having dinner at a small restaurant on top of a thousand year old fort in India under a starry sky and a banana moon. A musician sits quietly in the corner dressed in white and wears a white turban. He plays the sitar and his soft music flows through the open air across the six candlelit tables. The couple doesn’t speak. Only their fingertips touch as they sit enraptured by the beauty around them.

Writing fascinates me. It gives me a place to go in the morning where I find  fulfillment and frustration–always searching for the right word, then changing it ten times. Overcoming challenges in writing is similar to life itself. We constantly use our imaginations to find solutions. Do I ever get writer’s block? Never because I tell myself there’s no such thing. That helps, and I no longer press my imagination for new ideas—and wait.





October 01, 2015 By: Romance Junkies Category: Latest News


Cover reveal! LEGION, the epic conclusion to #TheDarkRituals now on @iBooks —> https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/book/legion/id1030578523?mt=11&at=1001l7hY

“Violence gleamed out of my eyes, and my hands reached toward the reflection in the mirror. Who was this girl? … I was changing. … I was becoming whatever I had to in order to survive.”


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Catrina Burgess’ Dark Rituals series originally appeared on Wattpad with over three million reads. Revenant is the final book of four. The first in the series, Awakening, was named Wattpad’s Best Suspense Story of 2014.



Cinderella’s Shoe

October 01, 2015 By: Romance Junkies Category: Latest News



September 30, 2015 By: Romance Junkies Category: Latest News

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By T.A. Maclagan


Book Blurb:

When your life is a lie, how do you know what’s real?

Alexandra Gastone has a simple plan: graduate high school, get into Princeton, work for the CIA, and serve her great nation.

She was told the plan back when her name was Milena Rokva, back before the real Alexandra and her family were killed in a car crash.

Milena was trained to be a sleeper agent by Perun, a clandestine organization from her true homeland of Olissa. There, Milena learned everything she needed to infiltrate the life of CIA analyst Albert Gastone, Alexandra’s grandfather, and the ranks of America’s top intelligence agency.

For seven years, “Alexandra” has been on standby and life’s been good. Grandpa Albert loves her, and her strategically chosen boyfriend, Grant, is amazing.

But things are about to change. Perun no longer needs her at the CIA in five years’ time. They need her active now.

Between her cover as a high school girl—juggling a homecoming dance, history reports, and an increasingly suspicious boyfriend—and her mission in this high-stakes spy game, the boundaries of her two lives are beginning to blur.

Will she stay true to the country she barely remembers, or has her loyalty shattered along with her identity?

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Author Interview:

Please tell us a little bit about your current projects?

My most current project came out in May and is a YA (adult crossover) spy novel called They Call Me Alexandra Gastone. It’s about a teen sleeper agent living in Washington D.C. who gets pulled into active duty years early. YA spy books tend to fall into two categories: 1.) light-hearted adventures and 2.) darker, more serious, more realistic espionage fiction. Alexandra falls into the darker, more serious category. It’s about loyalty, family, and making the tough decisions. There’s also a really sweet romance thrown in for good measure.

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

I think it was when I hit ‘the end’ on my first attempt at a novel! I decided to try my hand at fiction after writing my very long and very dry dissertation, which bored me to death. Books always seemed like such a huge undertaking but when I finished the dissertation, I’d basically written a book so I thought why not try writing a fun one.  When I finished ‘the fun one’ I knew I was hooked and I’ve never looked back!

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

I think the perfect hero depends on the heroine. For some it will be your classic alpha warrior male and for others it could be someone totally different, maybe a socially awkward geek type with a heart of gold. Probably my favorite hero/heroine pair is Jamie and Claire Fraser because they are both such strong individuals. Similarly, I also really liked Four and Tris.

For me personally, I like sporty, geek types with a bit of game but not too much! I really loved Auggie in Covert Affairs and if I was younger, I’d be totally into Stiles in Teen Wolf.

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

I have a 4 year old so free time is a bit limited these days but I still love to carve time out for yoga, photography and reading! I rode horses as a kid and plan to get back into that in the next couple of years, fingers crossed! I really miss horses!

What has been your biggest adventure to date?

In my other life, I was an anthropologist/biologist type and spent summers studying Howler Monkeys in the rainforests of Panama and Poison Dart Frogs in Costa Rica!

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

Good question! And a tough one! The adventurer side of me would love an Africa trip with visits to Uganda for the gorillas and Tanzania for a safari. I love travel/landscape photography and being able to shoot in Africa would be a dream.  That said, the over-tired side of me that hasn’t gotten to sleep through the night in four years thinks a Tahitian vacation (sans child and husband optional) with a loaded kindle sounds pretty stellar.

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

I’m decently adventurous in that when I’m traveling I’m happy to try new things. I’m also a lazy cook though, so I don’t go out of my way to find and prepare adventurous foods at home. In my head, I’d like to be an adventurous cook, but the drive to actual do it has yet to materialize!

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

Would a shower be considered a modern convenience? If so, that’s the one I’d like to keep should the apocalypse arrive. I don’t mind getting really grubby if I’m hiking or camping or whatever but after that’s done there’s nothing I love more than a good hot shower!

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

Kind, idealistic, loyal, introverted and adventurous. I think my friends would describe me quite similarlyJ

What is your favorite comfort food?

Kraft mac n’ cheese but I prefer it cold and congealed. Everyone thinks it’s gross but I LOVE it that way! I will make a batch, then stick it in the freezer for 20 minutes before eating it. I also really love mashed potatoes and chocolate cake with caramel icing.

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

I’m a total autumn person! I don’t thermo-regulate well, so I like the crisp weather that’s not too hot or cold. I also love the autumn colors. Living in New Zealand where almost all the trees are evergreen has really thrown me for a loop. Winter sneaks up on me every year and I find myself really missing the color change in autumn.

What project are you working on next?

I’m working on the sequel to They Call Me Alexandra Gastone! It’s a duology so all the big questions will be answered soon. Very soon!

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

I blog two to three times a week on my blog tamaclagan.com! I’m also on twitter  (@tamaclagan) and facebook (/tamaclagan) a bunch. I love chatting with other readers, so don’t be shy!

TA Maclagan

About the Author:

T.A. Maclagan is a Kansas girl by birth but now lives in the bush-clad hills of Wellington, New Zealand with her Kiwi husband, son and four pampered cats. With a bachelor’s degree in biology and a Ph.D. in anthropology, she’s studied poison dart frogs in the rainforests of Costa Rica, howler monkeys in Panama and the very exotic and always elusive American farmer. It was as she was writing her ‘just the facts’ dissertation that T.A. felt the call to pursue something more imaginative and discovered a passion for creative writing. They Call Me Alexandra Gastone is her first novel.

You can find her online at:

Website: www.tamaclagan.com

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/tamaclagan

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Author Destiny Booze

September 30, 2015 By: Romance Junkies Category: Latest News


Eric Teague is moments away from making history. Thanks to him, the world of gaming is about to experience technology like it has never seen before. When his new establishment, Against the Game, opens, playing video games will be a thing of the past.

At Against the Game, players experience the game as if it is real in a virtual reality. There is no TV, no console with wires and controllers. The game feels absolutely real. Kids get so much more than puppeteering cartoonish characters through a game of basketball. No matter the person’s health or physical ability, they will be the characters in a world without limits and they will experience what it is really like to compete as a pro ball player.

During test trials, kids called Against the Game “amazing,” “fantastic,” and “miraculous.” One kid declared it was the best experience of his life. Indeed, everyone knew it was going to be something big enough to alter the whole gaming industry. For Eric, it meant a long awaited dream come true.

But, all too soon, reality breaks into Eric’s moment when something goes terribly wrong. He and his best friend Lacey get trapped in the virtual reality of the supercomputer behind his establishment. It is definitely no longer just a game. The danger is real. The consequences are real. And, Eric and Lacey’s fight for survival is more than real.

To live, they must win, and to win, they must overcome the biggest challenge of all: to trust and to love.


There were more than a couple snakes, more than ten, upwards of even hundreds. There had to be thousands of them. The dirt of the tunnel was hardly visible beneath the reptiles. Indeed, the floor looked as if it moved.

It would be impossible to walk through them without getting bit. Would he have time to hit the button before he died in the game? He had to get out before the venom killed him. That was the only way he would survive.

He looked down at his bare feet and cringed. No matter, he had to do this! There was no other way out of there. He had to get to that red exit button so he could save Lacey and Paula. Nothing else mattered.

Why wouldn’t his damn feet move?

Taking a deep breath, he strived for courage. He pictured Lacey in his mind, reminding himself what he was doing this for. She needed him and he would not let her down.

After one more breath, he took one hesitant step forward, burrowing his foot slowly down between the snakes, feeling for the floor. He had to use his toes to ease in between them, even scoot a few out of his way. If he could manage not to hurt them, maybe he could avoid a bite. Maybe.

He had to force himself not to jerk away from the feel of the snakes sliding against his bare foot. This was absolute torture. It was hell.

Finally, he placed his foot to the floor and moved forward with the next foot. One step was down and he wasn’t bitten. He tried to move as little as possible, but he was helpless against the trembling that violently shook him.

Eric didn’t consider himself a coward. Only an idiot wouldn’t have been scared. He was smart enough to know he was probably one step closer to his death.

His foot hit the floor again, so he attempted step number three. He held his breath through the next few steps when he felt some very large snakes in the mix. It had to have been a python. At least that kind of snake wasn’t poisonous. The bite wouldn’t kill him. It would just cause a lot of pain.

Eric winced when he felt a sharp pain just above his left ankle. It was a snake bite. He tried hard not to jerk away, afraid that would cause more bites. It hurt so badly. This snake didn’t give a quick bite and recoil. No, it bit and started chewing.

Without any other choice, he ignored the pain and kept going, dragging the snake along. His next step was wobbly and he stepped down on a snake. It bit, a quick attack this time, not clinging to him like the other one. Then, he felt another bite. Maybe it was a different snake or maybe it was a second bite from the same one.

It was time to get moving. Going slow wasn’t working anymore.

He quit worrying about where his feet went and started moving faster. Leaping over the snakes and landing softly became the new strategy. He had to get to that exit sign as quickly as possible.

The snakes continued to bite him with just about every step he took. He kept close to the wall and used one hand for balance so he didn’t fall. If he went down, he wouldn’t get back up.

He started feeling nauseous. His head started swimming and he had to lean on the wall more and more as he went. Who knew what kind of snake venom he had in his blood stream by now? He knew one thing was for sure. He didn’t have much time or he was not going to make it to that button.

The distance seemed more and more impossible to him even though he was now three quarters of the way there. He didn’t think he would make it before he passed out. He hated damn snakes. He did not want to die this way!

His feet grew slick beneath him and Eric knew the moisture was blood, his blood. His hands began to tingle and he realized he had bites there as well. Were these stupid snakes jumping now?

Three more steps and he went down. He couldn’t help it. His legs just gave out. He had no choice but to start crawling.

The reptiles went into a biting frenzy, attacking him everywhere at once, and he let out a scream. Many of them stayed attached, flopping against him. The pain was everywhere now. He couldn’t distinguish one bite from the next. He hurt all over.

This was a terrifyingly for-real horror movie scene. He couldn’t think of a more horrific way to go out of this world, but he didn’t stop. He couldn’t. He had to keep moving!

It was definitely a miracle that he made it to the end of the hall, but he did. The exit button sat above his head, ready for him to push it, but he couldn’t get up. He tried. The tingling that was in his hands had spread everywhere. He was numb, whether from a side effect of venom or from a state of shock, he couldn’t be sure.

“Come on!” he growled at himself.

He tried again, digging his fingers into the wall to pull himself up. Again, he thought of Lacey. He couldn’t let her die because of his creation. That was unacceptable to him.

He shook violently, but his body did rise. He used his very last burst of energy to slam his fist into the exit button. Then, he let himself fall into unconsciousness.

Author Paula Quinn

September 29, 2015 By: Romance Junkies Category: Latest News


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Emmaline Grey spends her days with her beloved dog, dreaming of the sea-until a brawling Highlander shatters her quiet life to pieces. Though her blindness prevents her from seeing his face, his voice is a warm blend of velvet and silk, and his rakehell ways unmistakable. Risking the wrath of a rival clan as she nurses him back to health, Emma soon realizes the real danger is the magnetic pull she feels to this half-naked Scot recovering in her bed.


With his rugged handsomeness and wicked charm, Malcolm Grant wants nothing more out of life than whisky, women, and the occasional war. The only lass he’s ever trusted left him with more scars than a battlefield. Yet now at the mercy of this sweet stranger, Malcolm can barely resist the gentle hands that make him feverish with desire-until Emma, the one he will never have, is the only woman he wants.

About Paula Quinn
New York Times bestselling author Paula Quinn lives in New York with her three beautiful children, three over-protective chihuahuas, and a loud umbrella cockatoo. She loves to read romance and science fiction and has been writing since she was eleven.  She loves all things medieval, but it is her love for Scotland that pulls at her heartstrings.

COVER REVEAL – Angel of Redemption by J.A. Little

September 29, 2015 By: Romance Junkies Category: Latest News

Bite me off a piece of that…COVER REVEAL

Angel of Redemption

by J.A. Little

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…sure wish I saw this on my Tinder

Seasoned social worker Kayla Brooks has dealt with her fair share of difficult situations, but nothing could have prepared her for the likes of Dean Wyatt, head of Wyatt House Group Home for Boys. When a case unexpectedly brings Kayla to his door in the middle of the night, sparks fly. With a piercing gaze and heavily inked skin, Dean looks like a walking wet dream.

Until he turns out to be an asshole.

Dean Wyatt has always kept those around him at arm’s length. Secrets lurk beneath his tattoos—a traumatic past known to very few.

Forced to work together in order to help two vulnerable boys, Kayla slowly penetrates Dean’s tough exterior. Along the way the two discover something they’ve each been missing—but only time will tell if they can overcome the painful past that’s kept anyone from bringing true happiness into Dean’s world.

This book contains adult situations and sexual content. For mature audiences only.

Angel of Redemption will be available on November 24th. Pre-order now to add this hunk directly to your bookshelf!

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