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Monthly Archives: May 2015

Toy Boy 
This quick interview includes info about the author, and
introduces the story.

About the Author

Lily Harlem lives in the UK and is an award-winning,
multi-published author of contemporary erotic romance. She writes for
publishers on both sides of the Atlantic including HarperCollins, Totally
Bound, Xcite and Sweetmeats Press. Her Hot Ice series
regularly receives high praise and industry nominations.
Before turning her hand to writing Lily Harlem worked as a trauma
nurse and her latest HarperCollins release, Confessions of a Naughty Night Nurse,
draws on her many experiences while nursing in London. Lily also self-publishes
and The Silk TieThe Glass KnotIn Expert Hands and Scored have been blessed with many 5* reviews
since their release.
Lily writes MF, MM and ménage a trois, her books regularly hit the
#1 spot on Amazon Best Seller lists and Breathe You In was named a USA Today
Reviewer’s Recommended Read of 2014.
Lily also co-authors with Natalie Dae and publishes under the name Harlem Dae – check out the Sexy as Hell Box Set available exclusively on Amazon – The
Novice, The Player and The Vixen – and That Filthy Book which has been hailed as a novel
‘every woman should read’.
One thing you can be sure of, whatever book you pick up by Ms
Harlem, is it will be wildly romantic and down-and-dirty sexy. Enjoy!

Interview with Lily Harlem

Why did you write this book?
I traveled to Greece a few years ago. I had an amazing time, my
husband and I hired a sail boat and we explored the Ionian Islands. Finding
deserted coves, dropping anchor, swimming with dolphins then cracking open a
bottle of wine and feasting on bread and cheese was amazing. We really did feel
like we’d landed in paradise. I’d been looking forward to writing a story in
this setting ever since so when the idea of an older woman/younger man novel
came to me I decided to send my characters on the holiday of a lifetime to
Cephalonia.
What is your favorite genre to read?
I read lots, but if I had to pick a favourite probably
contemporary male/female. I like menage a trois too, to read and to write.
Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your
own)?
Oh Mr Darcy!!!!! I adore his brooding, sexy ways and his clipped
dialogue that’s loaded with meaning.
What are you working on at the moment, and will see from you in
coming months?
I’ve just finished a short BDSM story that will feature in Totally
Bound’s Over the Knee anthology in the autumn. It’s about the Victorian kink of
‘ginger-figging’ – Google it! I’m also working on a menage novel that includes
some hot military men who are into each other as well as a very lucky lady.
Please tell us about your latest book.
Getting something unexpected can be a shock, but it can also be a
wonderful treat, if you allow yourself to indulge that is!
Kay is bubbling with excitement. She’s booked a sailing holiday of
a lifetime in Greece with a man she’s fallen for hook, line and sinker. They
met on the Internet— She’s from Oxford, he’s from Washington State. She’s a
business lecturer, he runs his own successful business.
They’re perfect for each other, and she can’t wait to meet him and
spend time in and out of his bed allowing him to seduce her for real and not
just with softly spoken words over the telephone.
But when she arrives in the idyllic port of Fiscardo she’s in for
a shock. There’s a reason Sullivan’s photographs were grainy and it’s not
because he’s sporting a pot belly or balding as she’d suspected, it’s because
he’s over a decade younger than her and could rival any Greek god in the looks
department. What’s more his sex appeal and lust for her is off the scale.
Should Kay take what she can with her ‘toy boy’ and have some fun
in the sun or hop on the first plane back to England? It’s a tricky decision
for a woman who believed she couldn’t be surprised by life any more.

About the Book

Title Toy Boy
Genre Contemporary MF – Older Woman/Younger Man

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Publisher Totally Bound https://www.totallybound.com/toy-boy

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Heartbreak on a Stick 

Meet Sabrina York

Her Royal Hotness, Sabrina York, is the New York Times and USA
Today Bestselling author of hot, humorous stories for smart and sexy readers. Her
titles range from sweet and snarky to scorching romance. Connect with her on twitter Facebook or Pinterest. Check out Sabrina’s books and read an
excerpt on Amazon or wherever e-books are sold. Visit her webpage at www.sabrinayork.com
to check out her books, excerpts and contests. Free Teaser Book: http://sabrinayork.com/home-2/sabrina-yorks-teaser-book/
And don’t forget to enter to win
the royal tiara
!

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Heartbreak on a Stick

When A-List movie star Jason Sherwood returns to the hometown
that once rejected him, he has one goal in mind: Getting revenge on the woman who
broke his heart so many years ago. But when he discovers his assumptions about her
were wrong, he only wants to win her back. Hopefully, it’s not too late.
Gina Fox has always pined for her high school lover…and now he
has returned, turning her world upside down. But life isn’t as simple now as it
was then. And she can’t get over the fact that Jason walked away from her without
a word. When he launches a sultry seduction, she tries, with everything in her,
to resist…because at his core, Jason is nothing but heartbreak on a stick.

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Stone Hard SEALS: A Duet of Steamy SEAL romance

Book One: Ryder
Stone Hard SEALs 
A hostage rescue mission turns Ryder “Stone” Maddox’s
world on its ear when he comes face-to-face with his greatest fear: A woman he cannot
resist. But he has to resist Lily Wilson. He’s vowed never to fall in love. Besides,
as the daughter of a senator, she is definitely off-limits. Lily sees things differently.
Irresistibly drawn to this hot, hard SEAL, she is determined to prove they belong
together…and that her man does not have a heart of stone. (Originally published
in the NYT and USA Today Bestselling Hot Alpha SEALs collection)
Book Two: Drake
Drake Ronan is all man—a rock hard SEAL who doesn’t need help
from anyone. Doesn’t need anyone. But when he’s shot during a dangerous rescue mission,
and has to rely on a beautiful nurse to survive, he realizes he has to rethink his
resolution. Suddenly he can’t imagine his life without Brandy in it. It’s a damn
shame she has a secret that could ruin everything.

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Cover Love includes a cover, blurb, buy links, and social
media contacts for the author. Today’s featured book is Vicious Carousel by
Tymber Dalton.

About the Book

Title Vicious Carousel
Genre Erotic Menage Consensual BDSM
Author Tymber Dalton
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
     Betsy has nothing left to lose but her life when she manages to escape the vicious carousel of abuse she’s suffered at the hands of her Dom. When her Suncoast Society friends rush to her rescue, Nolan and Kenny volunteer to take Betsy in and protect her, with their friends’ blessings.
     Nolan and Kenny are no strangers to having a third, but there’s something different about Betsy. They know she must heal and overcome her physical and mental wounds before they can fully earn her trust. She’s got a lot of help from June, Tilly, Eliza, and others. Still, the men hope that when Betsy’s ready, she might want them as more than just friends.
     One thing Betsy knows for sure as she traverses her rocky road to recovery—she wants Nolan and Kenny to be a permanent part of her life. But as her ex’s trial approaches and revenge threatens, will her happy ending with them be ripped away?

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Today’s featured book is Embrace
the Fire by Felice Stevens.
About the Book
Title Embrace the Fire
Genre Male Male Romance
Author Felice Stevens
Book
heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Brandon Gilbert has spent years in hiding, but finally he’s
accomplished his dream of working as a public school teacher. When offered the
chance to help bullied children, there was no way he could say no. Not to
mention that meeting Dr. Tash Weber, the psychiatrist who helps them, a sad yet
sexy older man, ignited a spark inside Brandon he’d never had before.
Though five years have passed since the death of his lover, Dr.
Sebastian “Tash” Weber has no interest in relationships or love. But
young, enigmatic Brandon awakens his heart and his desire. Despite Tash’s best
efforts to push him away, Brandon unlocks the passion for life Tash thought
he’d lost forever.
Falling in love wasn’t part of the plan for either Brandon or
Tash, but neither family disapproval nor self-doubts can stop them from
embracing the fire that burns between them. And when Brandon returns home to
fight for a future he never imagined possible, he and Tash discover that the
one thing worth fighting for has been with them all along.
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About the Author
I have always been a romantic at heart. I believe that while
life is tough, there is always a happy ending just around the corner. I started
reading traditional historical romances when I was a teenager, then life and
law school got in the way. It wasn’t until I picked up a copy of Bertrice Small
and became swept away to Queen Elizabeth’s court that my interest in romance
novels became renewed.
But somewhere along the way, my tastes shifted. While I still
enjoys a juicy Historical romance, I began experimenting with newer, more
cutting edge genres and discovered the world of Male/Male romance. Once I
picked up her first, I became so enamored of the authors, the character-driven
stories and the overwhelming emotion of the books, I knew I wanted to write my
own.
I live in New York City with my husband and two children and
hopefully soon a cat of my own. My day begins with a lot of caffeine and ends
with a glass or two of red wine. I practice law but daydream of a time when I
can sit by a beach somewhere and write beautiful stories of men falling in
love. Although there is bound to be angst along the way, a Happily Ever After
is always guaranteed.
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Interview with Philippa Marlowmellow

This interview is designed for your hero or heroine to tell
readers about himself or herself.
Tell us about
yourself, please.
Well…I’m Philippa Marlowmellow. I’m a private detective. I
live in Mallowtown. I work and live in the Pink.
What is the Pink? Did
you grow up there?
Oh no. I didn’t grow up in the Pink. The Pink is the seedier
side of Mallowtown. It’s a dangerous place to be. No one really chooses to live
in the Pink. You just kind of end up there.
How did you end up in
the Pink?
I had a great time growing up. I lived in the burbs, went to
the right schools. Had the right friends. When I was in college, my roommate
and best friend disappeared. They found her body in the Pink. She was…she
was…well, anyway, I changed my major from education to criminal justice, but I
couldn’t leave her murder alone. I had to find out what happened. And I did. I
quit school and got my detective’s license. I live in the Pink because that’s
where most of the mallows need help.
Authors call what you
want but cannot have “the conflict” — what is yours?
Hmmm…that’s a hard question. Sometimes I want to go back to
my other life and unsee the things I’ve seen. I have a love/hate relationship
with the Pink. Sometimes I want to go back to the suburbs, live in a nice
graham cracker house with a white sugar picket fence, marry a successful mallow
and have 2.5 chicks, but then there are the mallows that need my help. Those who
don’t have anyone to look out for them; it’s hard.
What can you not do (but
need to do) during this story?
I think I did everything I could do during this story. It’s
hard not to be a bunny when trying to get into stripper joints, since chicks
don’t make good strippers. I don’t think we’re limber enough.
What inner doubt
causes you the most difficulty?
That I will miss something in an investigation and some
mallow gets hurt.
In the story world
your author created, explain what it is you fear most and why.
That I will lose my sense of self. I don’t want to be that
jaded chick who thinks the world is an awful place. I’ve seen some pretty bad
things, but the world is still a beautiful place.
Tell us about your
significant other, that person who makes living worthwhile.
Right now I don’t have one…although there is this chick at
the MBI who is really cute.
What would that
person say about you?
Right now this mallow would say I’m crazy and likes to get
into trouble.
What is your family
like?
I have a great family. My dad is a banker and my mom is a
stay-at-home mom. We were pretty boring. We were that typical suburban family.
I have a sister, which is good. My parents worry and they can dote on her, the
normal one. (she laughs.). She had a temper, and when she blew…oh my. My dad
used her craft scissors to cut up some licorice rope. You don’t mess with my
mom’s craft scissors. I thought the roof was going to come off the house. It
was short lived and they made up. My parents never stayed mad at each other. They
encouraged us to be our best. They may not like what I do, but they support me
the best they can.
What special skills
do you rely on?
My mallow senses. They tingle and I know something’s not
right. They’ve kept me out of trouble and help when I need to investigate
something further.
If someone from your
past showed up, who would you NOT want it to be, and why?
I don’t want to be a cliché and say Big Bunny, because he’s
nothing to me. I don’t think I have anyone that I wouldn’t want to show up.
Like I said, I grew up in a pretty boring suburban setting.
Why are you happy (or
not happy) with the way your story ended?
Why wouldn’t I be happy with the way my story ended? I love
the way it all came together. I was the heroine, along with Jenny. The bad
mallows went to jail, Easter Bunny was saved and all is well with the world…at
the moment.

About the Writer

Lisa Haman lives in the suburbs of Atlanta with her
wonderful husband, two beautiful children, and two cats, O.C. and Koko. Koko
loves to help her to write on occasion by sitting on the keyboard of her
laptop. Lisa plays electric bass, aka Kitty Blue, with the praise band at her
church. Although she doesn’t design her own patterns, Lisa creates beautiful
pictures with counted cross stitch, which more often than not go to family and
friends. Lisa’s interest in the paranormal fuels her imagination. She likes to
scare herself silly with reality ghost series on television. She likes to write
wherever her imagination takes her, but focuses on young adult fiction. She
also is working on her first paranormal series for young adults yet to be titled.
Her first novella, Fat Farm, is a
work of speculative fiction, takes us on a journey where beauty is important
and being overweight sends you off to a fat farm, where you may or may not
return. Lisa’s favorite quote is from Robert Frost. “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I, I took the one less traveled by, and
that has made all the difference.” Lisa takes the road less travelled in her
stories.
What was your biggest
challenge in writing this book?
I originally wrote this as a writing exercise that got away
from me. The story contained all the original candy names. I learned I couldn’t
use those names because of trademark issues, so coming up with other names for
the candy was tough.
Why did you choose
this character for the interview today?
I think Philippa is a neat character. I watch a lot of shows
like NCIS, Elementary, and I like how they solve crimes. I like to know what is
going on. I’m kind of nosy and unfortunately my sense of right and wrong won’t
let me get into people’s business, so I let Philippa do it for me.
Are any sequels
planned for this book?
Yes. She’s a fun character and I want to find out more about
her.
What would your
readers be surprised to learn about you?
During Christmas I will watch every version of the movie of
A Christmas Carol I can find. It could be the good ones with Alastair Sim and
Patrick Stewart, to the cheesy ones, and the really bad ones. The funny thing
is I’ve never read the book. It’s on my to-read list.
Why should readers
who haven’t picked up one of your books before give this one a try?
It’s fun. It’s total escapism. It’s a fun detective story
that is off the wall and cool.
Is there anything
you’d like to say to your readers?
I’m glad you are out there. I’m a reader and have loved
books all my life. My goal as a writer is to tell a good story and have people
enjoy them. I hope you enjoy mine.

About the Book

Title Philippa Marlowmellow in Mallow Mayhem
Genre Detective Noir
Author Lisa Haman
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13
Philippa Marlowmellow, a private
chick working the seedy underbelly of Mallowtown known as the Pink, takes on a
missing mallow case of one Jenny Bunny. With her mallow senses tingling,
Philippa finds more than the missing mallow. To save her city and rescue Jenny,
Philippa must take on the mobster, Big Bunny, and solve the most notorious case
in Mallowtown history.
You can’t trust anyone in The Pink.

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Author Social Media
Website    http://LisaHaman.com
Twitter      http://twitter.com/Lisa_Haman
Amazon Author Page  http://amazon.com/author/lisahaman

Shauna Aura Knight author of A Fading Amaranth answers five easy
questions to help readers get to know her better.

Author Bio

Shauna Aura Knight
An artist, author, and presenter, Shauna’s work is inspired by magic and
awakening mythic imagination. She’s a fantasy artist and author of paranormal
romance and urban fantasy including Werewolves in the Kitchen, Werewolves with
Chocolate, A Winter Knight’s Vigil, and The Truth Upon Her Lips. Her
mythic artwork and designs are used for magazine covers, book covers, and
illustrations.
She travels nationally offering
workshops on the transformative arts of community leadership, facilitation,
dreamwork, and personal transformation, and is the author of numerous articles
and books on those subjects.  http://www.shaunaauraknight.com
What is your go-to meal
when you dine out?
Barbecue. I discovered that I have a number of food
intolerances that lead to brain fog, exhaustion, and depression, and I need my
brain at 100% to write and paint. Thus, pasta, pizza, and ice cream are all off
the menu. But barbecue…oh barbecue. Particularly brisket. I also like a good
ribeye. And fresh-squeezed orange juice is kind of like my ice cream these
days.
Tell us about your
favorite toy as a child.
Star Wars toys, particularly Luke Skywalker. I used to build
elaborate rebel bases out of mud and sticks. Probably won’t surprise you that I
also liked Legos a lot too! When I was thirteen, I started my own small
crafting business to save up money for a sword. It wasn’t quite a lightsaber,
but it was close enough.
What are your hobbies?
The word “hobby” and the word “work” definitely overlap for
me. I’m an artist and an author, and writing and painting are both things that
I do for enjoyment as well as professionally. One of the things I used to do
for fun is build replica Star Wars scenery for parties. I met up with a bunch
of Star Wars fans years ago and we started throwing parties at sci-fi
conventions; I was in charge of decorating the suite. Each year we’d get more
elaborate. Hoth, Dagobah Swamp, the Emperor’s Throne Room, the Trash Compactor,
Jabba’s Palace, and Cloud City and the Carbonite Chamber. For a while I had a
life-size replica of Jabba the Hutt living in my apartment. If anyone wants
pictures, just contact me, I have them on my portfolio.
When you read for pleasure,
what kind of books do you choose?
Definitely paranormal romance, particularly my go-to authors
like Emma Holly, Sherrilyn Kenyon, and Karen Marie Moning. I’m also fond of a
good epic fantasy series. An old favorite of mine is the Dragonriders of Pern
by Anne McCaffrey.
What kinds of things do
you read when you’re researching a new book?
I love the internet. There was one day where I was
researching what I should call underwear in the 1940’s, how long it takes a
hunter to butcher a deer, and researching certain landmarks in New York City. In
fact, Google maps even allowed me to get both birds-eye and on-the-ground views
of Central Park, which allowed me to plan out a fight scene. I have another
vampire romance where the characters are questing for the Grail, so I have a
stack of books on Grail lore, but I was also online researching different types
of meteorites since some legends hold that the Grail is an emerald that fell
from the sky. In other words, I’m a big time geek when I’m doing research for a
new book!

About the Book

Title: A Fading Amaranth
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Author: Shauna Aura Knight
Book heat level: R
Nathaniel’s been a vampire long
enough to grow weary of glamoured seduction, and he’s lost his poetic muse. He
meets reclusive artist Alexandra—her telepathy has overwhelmed her for years,
and she can bear no one’s touch. However, she can’t hear Nathaniel’s thoughts,
and she’s immune to his vampire glamour. During scorching nights together, they
rediscover their passion for life.
When a Faerie creature stalks
Alexandra, the lovers find themselves snared in a paranormal battle alongside
Chicago’s mage guardians. Worse, Nathan’s rising bloodlust places Alexandra in
danger. Will she master her abilities before going insane? What will they risk
to be together?

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Cover Love includes a cover, blurb, buy links, and social
media contacts for the author. Today’s featured book is Shades Of Desire by
J.A. Coffey, Wendy Ely, Dorothy Callahan, Diane Escalera, Lena Hart, Chanta
Rand, Emma Leigh Reed, Cindy Stark, Valerie Twombly and Kristina Knight.

About the Book

Title Shades of Desire: 10 Sweet & Spicy Romances
Genre Contemporary Paranormal Romance
Author J.A. Coffey, Wendy Ely, Dorothy Callahan, Diane
Escalera, Lena Hart, Chanta Rand, Emma Leigh Reed, Cindy Stark, Valerie Twombly
and Kristina Knight.
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Ten titillating tales from USA
Today, bestselling and award-winning authors. Step into the world of some of
the freshest voices in romance. From spicy secrets to sweet second chances.
Come find your perfect shade of desire.
J.A. Coffey – LIAR, LIAR
Wendy Ely – DANGEROUS FLAMES
Dorothy Callahan – A DECADE FOR
DARIUS
Diane Escalera – STILL HOT FOR YOU
Lena Hart – HIS BEDPOST QUEEN
Chanta Rand – RESISTING DESTINY
Emma Leigh Reed – TRUSTING LOVE
Cindy Stark – WOUNDED
Valerie Twombly – SPANISH NIGHTS
Kristina Knight – MR. RIGHT NOW

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Google: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/J_A_Coffey_Shades_Of_Desire?id=parkBwAAQBAJ&hl=en

About the Author

J.A. Coffey’s books are lush,
sensual and romantic. She writes both sizzling and heartwarming contemporary
romance and lush, gritty historical fiction with emotionally compelling
characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page.
Chanta Jefferson Rand is an Emma
Award winning Debut Author of the Year, a multi-published, best-selling author
of sizzling-hot romance, and the former host of The Chanta Rand Show.
Dorothy Callahan has been writing
since she was a young girl. She is an animal lover, and animals (both real and
imaginary) always have some sort of role in her stories.
Lena Hart is the author of sensual
romances with alpha heroes and smart, sexy heroines. She published her first
book in 2012 and have been publishing happily ever afters since. A
Florida-native, Lena currently lives in New York City with her spoiled calico
cat, Duchess. When Lena’s not writing, she’s reading, researching, or
conferring with her muse.
Wendy Ely is a USA Today
bestselling author who writes some romantic suspense, really hot stories, and
the wonderful happily-ever-after. She lives in Phoenix, Arizona with her own
real-life hero, three teenagers, and two crazy cats. When she isn’t busy
writing new stories, she enjoys time outdoors by taking trips to the hot desert
or swimming at the lake.
Cindy Stark lives with her family
and an adorable Border Collie in a small town shadowed by the Rocky Mountains.
She loves to pen emotional romantic suspense, sexy contemporary romance, and
sizzling paranormal stories.
Once upon a time, Kristina Knight
spent her days running from car crash to fire to meetings with local
police–no, she wasn’t a troublemaker, she was a journalist. Her career took
her all over the United States, writing about everything from a serial killer’s
capture to the National Finals Rodeo. Kristina writes contemporary romance with
a smattering of sass, sex and (of course) drama.
Born and raised in the Bronx, N.Y.,
Diane Escalera makes her home in coastal North Carolina. The sultry
surroundings are a steady source of inspiration for her hot love stories. Diane
is married, has two children and a super cute dachshund she can’t get enough
of. She writes contemporary romance.
Emma Leigh Reed has lived in New
Hampshire all her life. She has fond memories of the Maine coastline and
incorporates the ocean into all her books. She lives in a small town with her
three children, although now it is mostly her and her Springer Spaniel to keep
her company as empty-nesting has started. Her life has been touched and changed
by her son’s autism – she views life through a very different lens than before
he was born. Growing up as an avid reader, it was only natural for Emma Leigh
to turn to creating the stories for others to enjoy.
Award winning and best selling
author Valerie Twombly grew up watching Dark Shadows over her mother’s
shoulder, and from there her love of the fanged creatures blossomed. 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.

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This quick interview includes info about the author, and
introduces the story.

About the Author

Freya Lange is a
writer in her early 30s who lives in the Midwest. She has been writing plays,
poems and short stories for years, but started writing romance and erotica in
early 2014. She’s very excited to be able to reach new readers through her
latest book, Hot Summer Reads, an anthology where she not only contributed her
own story, she served as managing editor.

Interview with Freya Lange

Why did you write
this book?
For me, spring is the time to say “yes” to new things; I couldn’t think
of anything I wanted to do more this spring than write with my friends. We
started with a basic theme of “summer” so we could all write to our own
strengths and interests while still putting out a fun anthology for new readers.
For many of the authors who contributed, they had no experience publishing a
story as an eBook. I saw it as a good way to for some of my friends, who are all
amazing storytellers, to not only reach a new audience for their writing but
also to dip their toes into publishing on Amazon.
When I pitched the idea of this
anthology to the authors involved, I wasn’t prepared for the overwhelmingly
enthusiastic reaction. When I step back to see it in context, though, it make
perfect sense. Like kids writing home from summer camp, we’re straining at the
seams to contain all the things we want to tell you about what we’re learning
and getting to do, about all our wonderful new friends and their amazing
talents.
What is your favorite
genre to read?
I read a wide variety of books and short stories, but
historical fiction is probably my favorite.
Who is your favorite
character from fiction (not including your own)?
In Hot Summer Reads, it is, without
a doubt, Jesse from “Keys To the Sun,” by Shea Mara. If you’re not in love with
Jesse halfway through that story, something is broken inside of you and
rattling around like a quarter in an empty washing machine.
In other books, I never get tired
of reading about John Childermass from Susanna Clarke’s Jonathan Strange &
Mr. Norrell. I love his combination of practical and mysterious.
What are you working
on at the moment, and will see from you in coming months?
Look for almost all of the authors
who contributed to Hot Summer Reads to have new stories up on Amazon in May and
June. If you really love a story and want more from the author, please, let
them know! We’re all very responsive to our fans.
From me, personally, readers can
catch a new story from me every Monday. I call them Little Black Dresses
because they’re short, hot, and perfect for the right occasion. Every month I
pick a different theme to write about so I can keep my imagination fresh and respond
to what readers tell me they want to see. I’m also working on some longer books
for readers who like their paranormal heroines to be more in charge of their
own destinies – look for the first book of the Alphas’ Omega series later this
month.   
Please tell us about
your latest book.
The Hot Summer Reads
Anthology is eleven stories by eleven different authors with something for
everyone, no matter what you like in erotic romance stories. You may even find
something new. These stories are:
  • 100%
    original, never before published stories
  • all
    eleven stories are 8k-10k words long
  • by
    four female authors and seven male authors
  • by
    authors who identify as straight and gay, bisexual, or queer
  • by
    authors aged early-thirties to mid-sixties
  • mostly
    romantic but also features historical, sci-fi, and erotic horror stories
  • inclusive
    of straight, gay, and lesbian couple scenes and menage scenes
  • not a collection of first
    chapters and cliffhangers
What’s the best thing about the Anthology? It’s free all
Memorial Day Weekend!

About the Book

Title: Hot Summer Reads
Genre: Erotic Story Anthology
Author: J. Kendall Dane, Bucky Duckman, Freya Lange, Patient
Lee, Shea Mara, TT Tales, M.S. Tarot, D.E. Vice, Ella Wilding, J.C. Winchester,
Steve Williams
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

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About the Book

Title Love Me Forever (Part of the Summer Lovin’ Anthology)
Genre contemporary romance
Author Ari Thatcher
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
He said he’d call, but that’s probably the standard line
after a vacation romance. Still, she’d thought they’d had something more. When
the call never came, she packed away the memories of that amazing summer, and
tried to forget about Matt Brashiers.
Years later, rather than watch the ink dry on her divorce
papers, Jennifer Pearson escapes to that Maui resort where she’d met her first
love. When Matt walks out of the waves like a golden sun god she isn’t sure
whether she should approach him or flee.
Matt thinks of Jenn as the one who got away, and he’s not about to let it
happen again.
The connection between them is still palpable, but is it
enough to rekindle what they had between them ten years ago? He’s got one week
to prove to her he’s the man she needs to spend her life with.

The Bucket List of Matt Brashiers

Name: Matt Brashiers
Age: 31
Gender: Male
Birthplace: Oakland, CA
Profession: resort owner/hotelier
Welcome to Romance Lives Forever. Your author introduced
you. Now we’d like to get to know you better. Please tell us about yourself.
I’m a former day trader who traded‑so
to speak‑that frantic lifestyle in to work in the hospitality services area.
Having spent a few summers in college working at a resort on Maui, I sold off
most of my stuff, left New York and moved to Maui. I love the ocean, any form
of water, really. Surfing, jet skis, swimming, love ‘em all!
Never married, although I came
close once. I think I compared them all to Jen, who I met one summer in Maui. I
admit it, I worked too many hours trading stocks to be a good romantic partner,
so it’s not surprising none of those relationships worked.
When someone dies, we say they “kicked the
bucket.” Therefore, a list of things that a person wants to accomplish,
places to go, situations to experience, and so on have become known as a
“Bucket List.” We’d like to know yours, please. If you haven’t made
one before, perhaps now would be a good time. Who knows? It might inspire
another book. While you’re at it, how about telling us about some of your other
favorite things? Here are the questions.
What are two places
you would like to visit before you die, and why?
Karangmadjat Island, Indonesia is said to have some of the
best waves in the world. I hope to try one of the left-hander beaches one day.
I also want to surf Bundoran Beach in Ireland. Yeah, it’s
cold, and it’s a matter of luck being there when the waves are better than
average, but man, it’s Ireland! I’d have to do an island-wide pub crawl while I
was there.
Where is a place you
would never like to return, and why?
Trona, California. I broke down outside town once on a
Sunday in July. It was 109F, hardly any traffic and the cars that passed me
didn’t stop. No cell reception. Just a place I’d rather forget.
Who is someone you
would like to meet, and why?
Bono. Just because. No, seriously. U2 started out at a time
when the thing to do as a rock band was party, take drugs and basically be
crazy. When other bands were on the road to a revolving door at rehab, they
were doing Live Aid and all this philanthropic stuff. My dad was their biggest
fan, so I guess growing up seeing all the good Bono did for the world was a big
influence on me.
Who is someone you
would like to avoid, and why?
Politicians as a breed. I’m always being schmoozed by
someone wanting my money to back something. Even if I believed in what the
politician claimed to be for, I know too much about what actually happens in
Congress to believe in the smooth promises they banter about.
If you could time
travel to any date, what would it be, and what would you do there?
Early 1776. I’d love to be a fly on the wall of the talks
that led to the Declaration of Independence. What did they really hope for?
What did they expect to happen, really, when they broke away from England?
I know everybody says they’d go back and change something,
but if that were possible, you’d have the ripple effect so the end result you
aimed for would be unlikely to happen. You’d end up with a paradox like you
never being born, so you never could have gone back to fix things, and all
that. Great for books and movies, but not practical in the play out.
What is your birth
order?
First and last! I think my parents were afraid to try again.
Tell us about your
favorite toy as a child.
My Gameboy! I used to wash the neighbors’ cars to buy more
games.
Describe your
favorite food and how it’s prepared.
Pahole salad, a Hawaiian dish. It’s basically cooked, cooled
pahole fern shoots diced and tossed with tomatoes, corm taro, and onion in a
soy/red pepper sauce.
Tell us about your
best friend.
Leo Keller and I met at UC Berkeley as business majors and
shared a place in NYC after graduation. He’s still there, a VP for a major
investment company. He’s like the stock whisperer, or something, always knowing
a trend before it happens. In karaoke he does a better Trace Adkins than Trace
Adkins. He knows where the bodies are buried, so to speak. I’m godfather to his
son. We can go months without talking or texting and pick up again like we left
off mid-sentence. Can’t ask for a better friend than Leo. 

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Author Bio

USA Today Bestselling author Ari Thatcher is the naughty
side of sweet romance author Aileen Fish. Ari has always loved sexy romance
where love takes the leading role. Reviews have called her work “captivating”
and “compelling”, and her characters “intelligent, intriguing and realistic.”

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Texas Wishes 

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media contacts for the author. Today’s featured book is Texas Wishes by Kristina
Knight.

About the Book

Title – Texas Wishes
Genre – Contemporary
Author – Kristina Knight
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13
Knight turns up the heat under the
Texas sun with three cowboys ready to rope your heart and the feisty ladies who
wrangle them. Enjoy a boot-stomping good time with these captivating couples:
What a Texas Girl Wants: The last
thing Jackson Taylor wants in his life is a down-to-earth girl like Kathleen
Witte, so why did he just wake up next to her on a Mexican beach with a ring on
his finger? Once they’re back in Texas though, this all-business marriage might
just turn into an all-consuming love.
What a Texas Girl Needs: Matias
Barnes knows all about society women like Vanessa Witte. It’s part of the
reason he left his wealthy family behind and took a job on a ranch. But while
Mat knows she’s so not right for him, can he resist her charms long enough to
really let her go?
What a Texas Girl Dreams: They are
opposites in so many ways, but the more veterinarian Trickett Samuels gets to
know footloose and fancy free Monica Witte, the more he wonders if he can
convince this Texas girl that having roots will only help her soar higher.

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Publisher – Crimson Romance

About the Author

Once upon a time, Kristina
Knight spent her days running from car crash to fire to meetings with local
police–no, she wasn’t a troublemaker, she was a journalist. Her career took
her all over the United States, writing about everything from a serial killer’s
capture to the National Finals Rodeo. Along the way she found her very own Knight
in Shining Cowboy Boots and an abiding love for romance novels. And just like
the characters from her favorite books, she’s living her own happily ever
after.
Kristina writes sassy
contemporary romance novels; her books have appeared on Kindle Best Seller
Lists. 

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