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Monthly Archives: June 2015

Anneka Ever author of Riverswept answers five easy questions
to help readers get to know her better.

Author Bio

Anneka Ever is a romance author.
Her contemporary love stories are set in the mountains and small towns of
Virginia. Her strong heroes and independent heroines explore their passion
against the beautiful backdrop of rivers and forests.
An award-winning poet and short
story writer (under her other name), Anneka brings a fresh perspective to
stories of dating and relationships. She is a member of the Romance Writers of
America. She lives in Virginia with her husband and three dogs.
What’s your favorite down-home
family style meal?
When my mom was alive, I loved most anything she cooked. One
of my favorites would have to be pork tenderloin, fried green tomatoes, cooked
wild greens, and corn bread.
Who is your “book
boyfriend” (that hottie you read about and drool over)?
Ricardo Carlos Manosa AKA Ranger, from Janet Evanovich’s
Stephanie Plum series. He’s mysterious, rich, and a little dangerous. He’s the
ultimate Alpha male!
What’s your favorite hashtag
to watch on Twitter?
I don’t watch hashtags but I do like Nathan Fillion. http://twitter.com/NathanFillion 
When you read for pleasure,
what kind of books do you choose?
Mysteries. Literary. Old favorites. I read The Lord of the
Rings at least once a year.
What kinds of things do
you read when you’re researching a new book?
I use the Internet for most of my research. I read books on
the subject I need to learn. I also interview people who have expertise in
their field if it’s pertinent to my book.

About the Book

Title Riverswept
Genre Contemporary Romance
Author Anneka Ever
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Molly is an up-and-coming PR rep for a mining company. Finn
is the owner of an ecotourism business. She’s determined to make her client
look good. He’s determined to shut them down. Pitted against Finn and his group
of protesters, she begins to see the issue from a new point of view. When the
two adversaries come together, they are swept away in a flood of passion.

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Publisher Liquid Silver Books http://www.lsbooks.com/riverswept-p1013.php
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Website  www.AnnekaEver.com
Amazon Author Page  http://amazon.com/author/annekaever  
Diana author of An Oath Broken answers five easy questions to
help readers get to know her better.

Author Bio

A retired Navy Chief, Diana Cosby
is an international bestselling author of Scottish medieval romantic
suspense.  Books in her award-winning
MacGruder Brothers series are translated in five languages.  Diana has spoken at the Library of Congress,
Lady Jane’s Salon in NYC, and appeared in Woman’s Day, on USA Today’s romance
blog, “Happy Ever After,” MSN.com, Atlantic County Women Magazine, and Texoma
Living Magazine.
After her career in the Navy, Diana
dove into her passion – writing romance novels. With 34 moves behind her, she
was anxious to create characters who reflected the amazing cultures and people
she’s met throughout the world.   With
the release of her 1st book in her new Scottish medieval The Oath Trilogy, An
Oath Taken, which hit bestseller lists in Canada and the United Kingdom, as
well as the release of the e Box Set of the MacGruder Brothers series, she’s
now preparing for the last two books in The Oath trilogy, An Oath Broken – 22
June, and, An Oath Sworn – 23 December, 2015!
Diana looks forward to the years of
writing ahead and meeting the amazing people who will share this journey.
Q:  Describe the perfect vacation.
A:  My perfect
vacation would be to stay in a castle in Scotland.  During the days I would tour the country and
historical venues.  After the evening
meal at a local pub, I would sit in the castle’s garden overlooking the loch
and write of my day’s experiences or work on a new novel.
Q:  Tell us about your favorite toy as a child.
A:  My favorite toy as
a child was my plastic horses.  I often
played with them outside and would create stories about their antics.
Q.  What are your hobbies?
A:  I love photography,
and for me, taking pictures is like creating art through the lens.  It’s a blast seeing what unique angles and
shots I can get.  I post photos often on
my Facebook Author page.  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Diana-Cosby-Romance-Author/150109024636?ref=ts
Q:  When you read for pleasure, what kind of books
do you choose?
A:  When I read for
pleasure I love medieval romances and romantic suspense.
Q:  What kinds of things do you read when you’re researching
a new book?
A:  When I’m
researching a new book, I have several ‘go to’ research books for Scotland in
the 1200 and 1300’s.  In addition, I make
a timetable that I use for my story.

About the Book

Title An Oath Broken
Genre Scottish Medieval Romantic Suspense
Author Diana Cosby
Book heat level (based on movie ratings):  PG13/R
Lady Sarra Bellacote would sooner
marry a boar than a countryman of the bloodthirsty brutes who killed her
parents. And yet, despite—or perhaps because of—her valuable holdings, she is
being dragged to Scotland to be wed against her will. To complicate the
desperate situation, the knight hired to do the dragging is dark, wild,
irresistible. And he, too, is intolerably Scottish.
Giric Armstrong, Earl of Terrick,
takes no pleasure in escorting a feisty English lass to her betrothed. But he
needs the coin to rebuild his castle, and his tenants need to eat. Yet the trip
will not be the simple matter he imagined. For Lady Sarra isn’t the only one
determined to see her engagement fail. Men with darker motives want to stop the
wedding—even if they must kill the bride in the process.
Now, in close quarters with this
beautiful English heiress, Terrick must fight his mounting desire, and somehow
keep Sarra alive long enough to lose her forever to another man…

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Publisher  Kensington
Publishing Corp.

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Cover Love includes a cover, blurb, buy links, and social
media contacts for the author. Today’s featured book is An Improper Proposal  by Heather Boyd.
About the Book
Title An Improper Proposal
Genre Historical Romance
Author Heather Boyd
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): MA
In life there are choices…
Spinster Iris Hedley was once the
darling of the ton until her father lost his fortune through an illness of the
mind. Reduced to living as a penniless guest while her father rots in debtors
prison, she’s determined to escape unscrupulous robbers who’ve set her to spy
on the ton by the only
means possible—by becoming a
wealthy mans mistress. Unfortunately for Iris, her proper upbringing never
covered intimacy or seduction so she asks the one man she trusts for help with
private lessons in the duties of a mistress.
…in love there is but one
Martin Andrews, the Earl of Louth,
may have a soft spot for tiny Iris Hedley, especially after her father fled
London with a horde of debtors nipping at his heels. Her request for lessons in
seduction leaves him reeling and although tempted it’s an offer he must refuse
for her own good.
Convinced she’s headed for
heartbreak, he sets out to prove that surrendering to wicked pleasure is not
worth the sacrifice of her future only to discover that her problems are more
complicated than his own.
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About the Author
Bestselling historical author Heather Boyd believes every
character she creates deserves their own happily-ever-after, no matter how much
trouble she puts them through. With that goal in mind, she writes sizzling
regency romance stories that skirt the boundaries of propriety to keep readers
enthralled until the wee hours of the morning. Heather has published over
twenty novels and shorter works. Catch her latest news www.heather-boyd.com.
She lives north of Sydney, Australia, and does her best to wrangle her testosterone-fuelled
family (including cat Morpheus) into submission.
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Mailing List http://goo.gl/1VMbto
Diane Saxon author of Banshee Seduction, Montgomery’s Sin
Book 1 answers five easy questions to help readers get to know her better.

Author Bio

Diane Saxon lives in the Shropshire countryside with her tall, dark, handsome husband, two gorgeous daughters, a Dalmatian, one-eyed kitten, ginger cat, six chickens and a lazy black Labrador puppy called Beau – a name she stole for her hero in For Heaven’s Cakes.After
working for years in a demanding job, on-call and travelling great distances,
Diane gave it all up when her husband said “follow that dream”.
Having
been hidden all too long, her characters have burst forth demanding plot lines
of their own and she’s found the more she lets them, the more they’re inclined
to run wild.
What’s your favorite down-home
family style meal?
Although I’ve lived abroad for much of my young life and
still love to travel, there is nothing finer than a good old fashioned English
Sunday roast. A rib of beef, pink in the middle, Yorkshire pudding, roast
potatoes (crispy on the outside, fluffy in the middle), leeks in cheese sauce,
carrots and broccoli with a good, savory gravy
What is your go-to meal
when you dine out?
I love food. I’m no connoisseur, but I would far rather have
a little bit of something really delicious than a whole heap of something just
for the sake of eating.
If I’m given the choice when dining out, I will always
choose an Italian restaurant. I find it very difficult to choose, but I love a
tasty seafood risotto or a creamy tagliatelli.
Tell us about your
favorite toy as a child.
I still have my favorite toy. It’s tucked away in one of my
underwear drawers, so delicate now that I very rarely touch it. But, it’s
there, never to be thrown out. Threadbare and floppy, my little lambie has been
with me since I was probably four or five. It’s been all over the world with
me. Drowned in brandy on our return home from Germany, a straw filled toy, it
would never have survived if my Grandma hadn’t insisted on washing, washing,
washing it. I still fancy I can smell alcohol on it now. With both eyes
missing, a broken leg and the stitching gone from its mouth and nose, it’s
still one of my most precious possessions.
What are your hobbies?
Reading, writing, walking my Dalmatian and black Labrador for
miles, snorkeling and holidaying.
What kinds of things do
you read when you’re researching a new book?
It depends on what kind of book I’m writing. When I wrote my
sci-fi, Short Circuit Time, I spent a lot of research time reading Steven
Hawkins. For my upcoming book later this year, I’ve trawled the internet for
information on Black Hawk helicopters, their pilots and training.
For Banshee Seduction, it was less reading but I had great
fun talking to a football agent, discussing game play with him and his football
friend, researching game-play, watching clips of games – it was no hardship,
really.

About the Book

Banshee Seduction, Montgomery’s Sin Book 1
Fantasy, Shapeshifter
Diane Saxon
Book Rating R
Sweet, shy librarian Ginny has a problem. Whenever passion strikes, so
do the weeping, wailing voices in her head. Being half banshee, she’s already
run screaming from the underworld and her female relatives, believing love will
find a way with patience and faith on planet Earth.
The trouble is, humans just aren’t man enough, and every time Ginny
shows interest in a male, she makes him bleed. It’s going to take more than
just a simple human being to get past Ginny’s defences.
Matthew, “The Dane,” fullback for the New York Chameleons, knows the
moment he meets the little fireball that she’s his mate. For two hundred years
he and his dragon have waited for a female capable of setting their world on
fire. Problem is, he doesn’t seem to be able to stop her from going up in
flames long enough to prove he’s more than man enough for her screaming
banshee.
Will Matt ever be able to convince Ginny she’s his mate? And will Ginny
get Matt alone long enough to let him appreciate her pyrotechnics?

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Publisher Hartwood Publishing
Amazon UK http://www.amazon.co.uk/Banshee-Seduction-Volume-Montgomerys-Sin/dp/1512165166/
                        

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Kristina Knight author of Mr. Right Now, part of the Shades
of Desire bundle answers five easy questions to help readers get to know her better.

Author Bio

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.
What’s your favorite down-home
family style meal?
– Since it’s what I’m cooking today, I’m going with
fried chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans and iced tea to drink!
What’s your favorite hashtag
to watch on Twitter?
#amreading or #fridayreads – I find SO MANY amazing
books following those hashtags!
What are your hobbies?
– I love to sew. There is something so relaxing about matching fabric colors or
even completely going against color type and making something crazy and wild. I
get some of my best ideas when I’m sewing/quilting.
When you read for pleasure,
what kind of books do you choose?
– My reading preferences are all over the
place. Romances and mysteries are my go-to choices, but I love biographies,
too. I just finished Rick Springfield’s autobiography “Late, Late At
Night” and it was fab!
If the hero of your latest
book called you on the phone, what would be a perfect ringtone for him?

Hmmm….I’m going to go with Eric Church, “Give Me Back My Hometown”

About the Book

Title: Mr. Right Now, part of the Shades of Desire Boxed Set
Genre contemporary romantic comedy
Author Kristina Knight
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Best
selling romance novelist Cassandra Cash has never been lucky in love, but her
readers don’t know that. Her latest boyfriend has thrown her over, rumor has it
for another man and Casey is tired of dealing with the reporters perched on her
doorstep. She and her agent hatch a plan a weeklong cruise to get her out of
the spotlight. But a reporter has followed Casey to Florida and is now on board
with her. Is it Mason Drury, the handsome plumber who is coming on to her? Or
is it Tyler Cash, the man everyone aboard ship thinks is Casey’s new husband?

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Publisher – Amazon Digital Services

Author Social Media

Handle: @ShadesBundle
Hashtag: #shadesofdesire
This quick interview includes info about the author, and
introduces the story.

About the Author

Sensual fantasies were locked in my mind for years until a
friend said, “Why don’t you write them down?” Why not, indeed? One
spiral notebook, a pen and the unleashing of my imagination later, and here I
am with more than a dozen books published. The craft of writing erotic romance
has become my passion and my niche in life. I love every part of the creative
process—developing characters, designing the plot, even drawing the layout of
physical spaces from my stories. My careers have been varied—third grade school
teacher, bookkeeper, secretary—none of which gave me a bit of inspiration. But
now I’m lucky enough to write romance full time—the best job in the universe!
And I’m fortunate enough to have found my own happily ever after husband.

Interview with Jane Leopold Quinn

Why did you write
this book?
I’d always been fascinated by the
ancient world – Rome, Greece, Egypt. When I finally took my first trip to
England, the British Museum in London was a treasure trove, and the Rosetta
Stone was one of the many highlights.
But what turned out to be the best
for me was the Roman Museum at Bath, touring the baths, and seeing the
surviving artifacts. I was totally in love with everything there and had no
idea the real impact Bath would have on my life.
I took photos of everything I
could see – statues, pediments, mosaics, and a row of tombstones. Roman
soldiers’ tombstones. I took a photo then moved on. The actual bath itself was
much smaller than I’d thought but more impressive and beautiful than I could
have ever imagined.
When I got home, I had my photos
developed – yes, this was years before digital cameras. All the pictures turned
out very well except for the one of the tombstone. The edges of the stone were
sharp, but the center where it was carved was hazy. Darn! I told my friends
that the Roman soldier’s spirit was coming out to meet me. Haha.
About a month after that trip, I
met the man who became my husband. After we’d been married a couple of years,
we went back to England (he’d never been) and our tour visited some of the
places I’d already seen. Bath and the Roman Museum was a repeat. I wanted to
retake the tombstone photo and hoped it would come out clear this time. I
wouldn’t know until we got home, because I still didn’t have a digital camera.
The photo was clear! This time I
claimed the carving was clear because the soldier approved of my new husband.
After another many years, I began
writing romance. One of my first inspirations was to write a story about a
third-grade Iowan school teacher (I’d been a third-grade teacher in Dubuque,
Iowa) who visits England and goes back in time to the Second Century Roman
Britain. Oh, yeah, and she meets a Roman soldier. Ancient Ties was born!
What is your favorite
genre to read?
Big surprise — my favorite genre
is romance. In the past I’ve read almost every kind of book there is —
literary fiction, mysteries, biographies, non-fiction, Mad Magazine, and for a
while I binged on Pulitzer Prize winning novels. Also for a period of time I
read romances. Then I didn’t for years. When I first started writing, I
realized it was romance. I believe in Happily Ever Afters. I can’t abide crying
as a book ends unless I’m crying happy tears. Since I’ve written in many kinds
of genres, I also read all kinds — westerns, contemporaries, Regencies,
vampire. Reading has always entertained me and helped me through rough times. I
can’t imagine living a non-reading life.
Who is your favorite
character from fiction (not including your own)?
If I say Mr. Darcy, is that too
cliché? To me he’s the quintessential romance hero. Tall, handsome, hunky sure,
but he’s got his wounds. They weren’t written by Jane Austen as we write
wounded heroes nowadays, but he’d been burned by events in his life and by
people like Wickham. He responded by closing down his emotions so another
person couldn’t touch him and hurt him. Once he looked outside his own pain and
focused on Elizabeth’s, then he came alive and accepted love. I’ve tried to
write my heroes that way, warriors afraid that love will weaken them, fighting
their need for a particular woman, not ever sure they will have their own
happily ever after, not knowing that’s the future they actually want.
What are you working
on at the moment, and will see from you in coming months?
I’ve spent the last few months
working on self publishing books I got back from publishers. AND, I’ve been
creating my own covers. I don’t have Photoshop, but using what’s already loaded
on my computer and Paint and PowerPoint, I can make fairly simple covers. My
latest, Ancient Ties, was created by my using romancenovelcovers.com for the
top picture. The two lower photos of Stonehenge and the Roman Bath in Bath,
England were taken by me on my trips to England. I also created a cover for two
short stories I’ll be releasing soon in one volume, Scorching Mini Tales, with
a photo of the Eifel Tower that I took myself in Paris last summer. I’ve also
created several other covers. It’s been fun to use another creative part of my
brain.
As far as writing, probably the
next thing I’ll work on is a western serial of short stories taking place in
one small town with all the characters connected. Working title is Scorching
Mini Tales of the Olde West.
Please tell us about
your latest book.
Nursing a broken heart, Janney Forrester flies to England for a much
needed vacation. She gets one—and much more. A drive through the countryside
and the sight of a mysterious heavy gold bracelet found nestled against ruined
walls draw her across the crumbling stone threshold of an ancient villa where
she beholds a Roman room in perfect historical detail. To add to the unreality,
there’s the most gorgeous, masculine man she’s ever seen, her every sensual
fantasy personified. Confusion by what’s happening to her vies with attraction
when Janney is thrust two thousand years into the past.
Roman soldier Marek Benin Verus considers the woman suddenly appearing
before him as a gift from the gods. Zeus knows he needs one! Battle fatigued
and emotionally scarred after fifteen years in the army, he’s on a leave of
absence and has all the time in the world to devote to seducing this beautiful
woman into his bed. He doesn’t plan on the powerful and dangerous emotions she
inspires in him.
Marek’s hard, muscular body is too luscious to resist. Janney decides to
risk the comfort of her safe life and carpe diem—seize the day. Marek
seizes her body and takes her to the edge—and over—to an ecstasy she never knew
existed. Can a new world for her, timeless desire, and a loving exploration of
each other’s bodies forge a passion that survives centuries of separation?

About the Book

Title – Ancient Ties
Genre – Time Travel Romance 
Author – Jane Leopold Quinn
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

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