Back to Top

  • First Slide


  • Second Slide


  • Third Slide

Monthly Archives: June 2015

Cover Love includes a cover, blurb, buy links, and social
media contacts for the author. Today’s featured book is Gambling on a Dream by Sara
Walter Elwood.

About the Book

Title Gambling On A Dream
(Colton Gamblers Book 3)
Genre Contemporary Romance
Author Sara Walter Elwood
Book heat level (based on movie ratings):
With Everything At Stake…
It’s been years since Sheriff Dawn
Madison said goodbye to Texas Ranger Wyatt McPherson. She’s closed the door on
the heartache of her past. But when the sleepy town of Colton, Texas, is rocked
by a series of shocking murders, Dawn has no choice but to trust the man who
broke her heart if she wants to protect the ones she loves…
All Bets Are Off
Four years have passed. But Wyatt
hasn’t forgotten the bold, Native American beauty who stole his heart . . . and
broke it. Losing her and the life they had hoped to share left him an empty
shell of himself. But if he wants to stop the deranged killer terrorizing the
innocent kids of Colton, he’ll have to let Dawn back into his life. It’s a risk
he’s willing to take, even if heartache is all he takes home…

Buy This Book

About the Author

Although Sara Walter Ellwood has
long ago left the farm for the glamour of the big town, she draws on her
experiences growing up on a small hobby farm in West Central Pennsylvania to
write her contemporary westerns. She’s been married to her college sweetheart
for over 20 years, and they have two teenagers and one very spoiled rescue cat
named Penny. She longs to visit the places she writes about and jokes she’s a
cowgirl at heart stuck in Pennsylvania suburbia. Sara Walter Ellwood is a
multi-published and international Amazon bestselling author of the anthology
set Cowboy Up. She also publishes paranormal romantic suspense
under the pen name Cera duBois.

Author Social Media

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

About the Author

EmKay Connor is an award-winning
romance author and freelance writer.
She is a member of Romance Writers
of America and numerous RWA chapters, including RWA-San Diego, Outreach
International RWA, Yellow Rose RWA and RWA Kiss of Death. A firm believer in
paying it forward (and backward and sideways), she has served as president,
vice president, secretary, newsletter editor, workshop presenter and committee
chair at the local and national level.
An exuberant and outgoing type who
doesn’t do well with just a desk and a computer for company, EmKay is a
participant of several critique groups. She is a founder and alumni of Pro-SAC
(PRO-Seeking Authors Commit), a page-producing work group headquartered at the
Mira Mesa Panera in San Diego, CA.
Her manuscripts have finaled and
won in numerous contests, including Spring Into Romance, The Unpublished Beacon
and RWA’s prestigious Golden Heart.
She lives and writes in
northeastern Florida.

Interview with EmKay Connor

Why did you write
this book?
I saw an invitation on Facebook to participate in a box set
featuring steamy beach reads. I’d been plotting a new series and this was the
perfect opportunity to launch the Hideaway Bay series. The first four novellas
feature the Delaney sisters-Joy, Hope, Grace and Faith. Each has a secret that
is ultimately revealed when they journey to Hideaway Bay, a tropical Caribbean
resort.
What is your favorite
genre to read?
In addition to writing romance, I work as an author
assistant to several romance authors. That means I read a lot of romantic
fiction, across all genres, in the course of my day job. When I’m on my own
time, I read Robert Crais, Stuart Woods and good post-apocalyptic fiction. I’ve
recently discovered the Purge of Babylon series by Sam Sisavath.
Who is your favorite
character from fiction (not including your own)?
While I love Elvis Cole and Joe Pike (Robert Crais
characters), one of the most charming and engaging heroines I’ve ever
encountered is Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum.
What are you working
on at the moment, and will see from you in coming months?
I’m currently working on the remaining novellas in the
Hideaway Bay series, but I tend to have several projects in the works
simultaneously. The best way to stay in touch and see what’s next is to connect
with me on social media.

About the Book

Title Finding Joy featured in Hot Beach Romance: Sand,
Sunshine and Sizzle Box Set
Genre Contemporary Romance
Authors Tawdra Kandle, Jami Davenport, Lisa Marie Rice,
Chris Almeida, Cecilia Aubrey, Emkay Connor, Jenna Dales, Sylvie Fox, Amber
Lin, Alannah Lynne, Éirinn Brennan, Layla Wilcox, Suzanne Rock, Nancy Warren,
Margaret Taylor, Scarlett Metal
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Buy This Book

Author Social Media

5 Easy Questions
Lisa Marie Rice author of Midnight Secrets answers five easy questions to help readers get to know her better.
Author Bio
Lisa Marie Rice is eternally 30 years old and will never age. She is tall and willowy and beautiful. Men drop at her feet like ripe pears. She has won every major book prize in the world. She is a black belt with advanced degrees in archaeology, nuclear physics, and Tibetan literature. She is a concert pianist. Did I mention her Nobel Prize? Of course, Lisa Marie Rice is a virtual woman and exists only at the keyboard when writing erotic romance. She disappears when the monitor winks off.
Describe the perfect vacation.
The perfect vacation is relaxing, not frantic. I have travelled a lot both for pleasure and for business. I’ve been to most places I want to see, twice. I’ve lived abroad most of my adult life and I’ve lived in Paris, in Brussels, in Madrid, in Milan, in Heidelberg, in Florence…
So, one of those ‘see ten cities in ten days’ vacations do not attract me at all. I’d rather go somewhere and learn its rhythms. Sit in a café and watch the people walk by. Go to hidden little restaurants that the locals go to. Visit the more out-of-the-way museums. My ideal vacation is at least a month somewhere, with access to a kitchen so I can do some local food shopping and cook local recipes. So I can go to the theater or to a concert. Maybe even make a friend or two. Places are like people, you should get to know them slowly, in sunshine and in rain.
If there is also a beach, I am a happy camper.
What are your hobbies?
I guess my favorite hobby is reading. When I read, it is a form of meditation. It’s the way I get outside my own head. I have a lot of New Age friends who meditate and they say they need to meditate every day otherwise they feel awful. Well, if I am so busy I can’t read, I feel awful. My head buzzes and feels fuzzy, not clear. Reading clears my head.
If I am in the middle of a compelling read and I am interrupted, I am not responsible for my reaction!
I have some non-reader friends who admire me, admire how much I read. But they don’t understand. It’s not something I have to force myself to do; it is as necessary to me as breathing. I will probably die with a book (or Kindle) in my hand.
Another big hobby of mine is walking. I’ve been a walker all my life. Lately I have been having issues with stiff knees so I walk more slowly, but I still walk. There’s something about a long walk, where you lose yourself, that is amazingly peaceful. I don’t drive and don’t like cars, so if I can walk it, that is the option I choose.
Another hobby is cooking. That, too, I find helps combat stress (are we seeing a pattern here?). Luckily, I live in a country with fabulous ingredients and that prizes—fetishizes—good food, Italy. Everyone’s a cook in Italy, everyone has favorite recipes they love to swap, and everyone enjoys talking about food. It is one of life’s great pleasures.
When you read for pleasure, what kind of books do you choose?
Lately I have been reading a lot of thrillers and science fiction, particularly apocalypse stories, whether zombies or not. I love revenge thrillers, where the villain messes with the wrong guy and is very, very sorry at the end. The reason I like apocalypse stories is that they make you think. We lead such incredibly comfortable lives and we take our comforts for granted. When I have finished an apocalypse book –any of the books in the Perseid Collapse series, for example—I am intensely grateful for running water, for grocery stores filled with food, for modern dentistry. I’d be hopeless in an apocalypse and I don’t think I’d survive for very long. If people band together right away to rebuild civilization about the only thing I’d know how to do is cook. And I have no recipes at all for cooking rat brains over a trash can fire.
What kinds of things do you read when you’re researching a new book?
I read a lot of background research books, because I enjoy giving a touch of verisimilitude to my romantic thrillers. For my Navy SEAL books, the Men of Midnight, I’ve read extensively about SEALs. Luckily, Special Forces soldiers are fascinating. I’ve read military memoirs, particularly about the invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan. Memoirs give fascinating details and give an insight into the mindset of the soldiers. I like to read books about the financial collapse of 2008 because the bankers make such excellent bad guys. Anything by Michael Lewis is guaranteed to give you several plot lines. Right now I am reading about big data and privacy and how to guarantee it. Hint: it’s not easy. I read books on survivalism and prepping. I belong to a group of experts from law enforcement officers to forensic scientists who offer help when a writer has questions. I also subscribe to SOFREP, a fabulous Special Forces newsletter. It’s all grist to the mill and it is all fascinating, if you like knowing about how the world—the real one, behind the newspaper headlines, works.
If the hero of your latest book called you on the phone, what would be a perfect ringtone for him?
“Sinnerman” by Nina Simone
About the Book
Title Midnight Secrets
Genre Romantic Suspense
Author Lisa Marie Rice
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Former Navy SEAL Joe Harris nearly died—twice—on a medevac helo after being blown up by an IED. He’s not moving too great these days, but if there was ever a woman designed to jump-start a man’s hormones, it would be his new neighbor.
Meeting Isabel—loving Isabel—brought Joe back to life.
Isabel Delvaux came from one of America’s foremost political dynasties, until the greatest terrorist attack since 9/11 killed her entire family. She barely survived the Washington Massacre, only to become prey for rabid reporters. Fleeing to Portland and changing her name was a way out, a way to start over. The only way.
She knows she’s safe with Joe Harris. Not just because he’s big and strong, not just because he’s part of a security team that obliterates threats on the regular, but because he’s been to the abyss and back.
But as they help each other heal—through talk, through touch, through spectacular sex—the past comes back to play. When Isabel’s memory starts to return and a mysterious stranger sends Joe emails indicating Isabel is in imminent danger, he’ll do anything to help her uncover the truth. Even if that truth is the most terrifying thing of all…
Buy This Book
Publisher Carina Press
Author Social Media
Stacy McKitrick author of Blind Temptation answers five easy
questions to help readers get to know her better.

Author Bio

Stacy McKitrick fell in love with paranormal romance,
decided to write her own and found her passion in life. She used to work in
accounting, now she spends her time with vampires, ghosts, and aliens. Born in
California, she currently resides in Ohio with her husband. They have two grown
children.
Who is your “book
boyfriend” (that hottie you read about and drool over)?
Gosh, I’ve had so many “book boyfriends” it’s kind of hard
to pick (it’s also hard to remember them all—bad me!). I guess the one that
stands out the most, though, would be John Matthew from the Black Dagger
Brotherhood series. I’ve liked him from the first moment I read about him and
loved, loved, LOVED his book (Lover Mine). Of course, now that I think about
it, I drooled a lot over Edward Cullen, too (the Twilight series introduced me
to paranormal romance and I was HOOKED!).
Describe the perfect vacation.
The perfect vacation is one where I don’t have to cook or
clean. Haha! I love going on cruises because I can visit multiple places and
only unpack once (the hubby and I already have three booked within the next 17
months). But I would love to stay at a place on the beach so I can sit on the
porch (or open the windows) and listen to the waves at night. Provided it’s
warm, that is!
Tell us about your
favorite toy as a child.
For my tenth birthday I got a Polaroid Swinger camera (see
this ad for it on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7k2uwJmwxo).
I LOVED that thing. Instant pictures!! Yeah, now it’s a joke, but back in 1967
it was a miracle! I think I used up a whole roll on my birthday just taking
pictures of my friends. It was the best birthday present, ever. Well… until my
fifteenth. That’s when I got my telescope (I loved that thing, too and still
have it).
What are your hobbies?
Lately, all I do is write and read (because it’s fun, what
can I say?). But I have been known to crochet a lot in the past. I’ve made so
many afghans, I ran out of people to give them to. Same with pot holders and
doilies. I crocheted a tablecloth for my friend that took me a couple of years
to complete. Thought I was going to go blind (or get arthritis). I pretty much
quit after that project (except for crocheting the occasional scarf). But I’m
sure if one of my kids ever decides to get married and have kids, I’ll be
crocheting a blanket for the little one!
When you read for pleasure,
what kind of books do you choose?
I like reading different stuff: paranormal romance, romantic
suspense, thriller, horror. Normally, my favorites are in third person with
multiple points of view. I say normally, because I do have some favorite series
that are in first person (urban fantasy or YA paranormal). I like some danger
in my books; they just make for a fun read. And the romances I read must end in
a happy ever after (no cliffhangers, please!!).

About the Book

Title Blind Temptation
Genre Paranormal Romance
Author Stacy McKitrick
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Dreading the prospect of losing her
position on the Vampire Committee, Victoria is forced to integrate with the
mortal population. She hasn’t stepped outside since her husband died over 40
years ago and the thought of being treated like the 17-year-old she resembles
frustrates her. But when she discovers that Ben, her hot & sexy driver’s ed
teacher, is blind, she gives into temptation and flirts. She never expects to
fall in love.
Ben knows he shouldn’t get involved
with Victoria—she’s his student. But something compels him toward her. She
makes him feel young, alive, and more importantly, whole.
Victoria would love nothing better
than to have Ben as a mate, but fears he wouldn’t want to be blind forever. As
she struggles to keep her identity hidden from him, an old acquaintance of
Victoria’s turns up and is willing to do anything to win her love, including
disposing of her boyfriend.

Buy This Book

Barnes and Noble http://bit.ly/1G8gYk5

Author Social Media

Cover
Love includes a cover, blurb, buy links, and social media contacts for the
author. Today’s featured book is For Men Like Us by Brita Addams.
About
the Book
Title
For Men Like Us
Genre
LGBT
Author
Brita Addams
After Preston Meacham’s lover dies trying to
lend him aid at Salamanca, hopelessness becomes his only way of life. Despite
his best efforts at starting again, he has no pride left, which leads him to
sell himself for a pittance at a molly house. The mindless sex affords him his
only respite from the horrors he witnessed. 
The Napoleonic War left Benedict Wilmot
haunted by the acts he was forced to commit and the torture he endured at the
hands of a superior, a man who used the threat of a gruesome death to force Ben
to do his bidding. Even sleep gives Ben no reprieve, for he can’t escape the
destruction he caused. 
When their paths cross, Ben feels an
overwhelming need to protect Preston from his dangerous profession. As he
explains, “The streets are dangerous for men like us.” 
Buy
This Book
About
the Author
Born
in a small town in upstate New York, Brita Addams has made her home in the
sultry south for many years. In the Frog Capital of the World, Brita shares her
home with her real-life hero—her husband, and a fat cat named Stormee. All
their children are grown.
A
bit of trivia—Brita pronounces her name, Bree-ta, and not Brit-a, like the
famous water filter. Brita Addams is a mash-up of her real middle name and her
husband’s middle name, with an additional d and s.
Author
Social Media

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

About the Author

Bestselling,
award-winning author, Collette Cameron, has a Bachelor of Science in Liberal
Studies and a Master’s in Teaching. Author of the Castle Brides Series, Highland
Heather Romancing a Scot Series
, and Conundrums
of the Misses Culpepper Series
, Collette writes Regency and Scottish
historicals and makes her home in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and
five mini-dachshunds. Mother to three and a self-proclaimed Cadbury Chocolate
chocoholic, Collette loves a good joke, inspirational quotes, flowers, trivia,
and all things shabby chic or cobalt blue. You’ll always find dogs, birds,
quirky—sometimes naughty—humor, and a dash of inspiration in her novels.
Her
motto for life? You can’t have too much chocolate, too many hugs, too many
flowers, or too many books. She’s thinking about adding shoes to that list.

Interview with Collette Cameron

Why did you write
this book?
Virtue and Valor is the second book
in my six-book Highland Heather Romancing a Scot Series. The hero and heroine,
Yancy, the Earl of Ramsbury and Isobel Ferguson, were first introduced in my
Castle Brides series. I adored them as secondary characters and knew they both
needed their own stories. Actually, the demanded I write their stories. My
characters can be rather bossy.
It wasn’t until I was writing the
first book in the series, Triumph and Treasure, that I suddenly realized the
two of them were meant for each other. Naturally, I had to throw in a bunch of
conflict, danger and intrigue. I wouldn’t want to make it too easy for them to
have their happily-ever-after.
What is your favorite
genre to read?
I love historical romances of just about any kind, but
especially those set in Europe.  Romance
and history; how could I go wrong reading that?
Who is your favorite
character from fiction (not including your own)?
Just one? 
I have three male crushes right
now. Jamie Fraiser (it’s the kilt!), the musketeer Aramis (the man’s just
yummy) and The Count of Monte Crist (dark, brooding, vengeful). 
What are you working on at the
moment, and will see from you in coming months?
I’m just finishing up Heartache and
Honor, the third book in the Highland Heather Romancing a Scot Series.
I have three novella’s  to complete for projects with other authors,
and one of those stories is Bradford Kingsley’s.  He was introduced in A Kiss for Miss Kingsley
and was so widely popular with my readers, I decided to give him his own story.
When I’ve finished the
novella’s,  I’ll jump right into the
second book in my Conundrums of the Misses Culpepper series, Schemes Gone
Amiss. Readers have been dying to read Blythe and Leventhorpe’s story.
Please tell us about
your latest book.
Bartholomew Yancy never expected to
inherit an English earldom and had no intention of marrying. Now, the Earl of
Ramsbury and last in his line, he’s obligated to resign his position as
England’s War Secretary, find a wife, and produce an heir. Only one woman holds
the least appeal: Isobel Ferguson, an exquisite Scotswoman. Brought to Scotland
to mediate between feuding clans, he doggedly woos her. 
Disillusioned
with men pursuing her for her attractiveness, rather than her unusual
intellect, Isobel has all but abandoned any hope of finding a husband in the
Highlands. Not only does she believe Yancy no different than her other suitors,
he’s a notorious rake. She’s been told he’s practically betrothed. Therefore,
his interest in her cannot possibly be honorable, and so she shuns his
attentions.
When
Isobel is mistakenly abducted by a band of rogue Scots, Yancy risks his life to
rescues her. To salvage her compromised reputation, her brother and father
insist she marry him. Yancy readily agrees, but Isobel—knowing full well she’s
fated for spinsterhood by refusing his offer— won’t be coerced into
marriage. 
Can love unite a reluctant earl and
a disenchanted beauty?

About the Book

Title  Virtue and
Valor (Highland Heather Romancing a Scot Series, Book 2)
Genre Scottish Regency-Historical Romance
Author  Collette
Cameron
Book heat level (based on movie ratings):  R

Buy This Book

Author Social Media

%d bloggers like this: