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Tag Archives: Paranormal Romance

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.

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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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5 Easy Questions

Adele Downs author of Lip Service answers five easy questions
to help readers get to know her better.

Author Bio

Adele Downs writes best-selling contemporary romance, some
with a touch of magic, inside the office of her rural Pennsylvania home. She is
a former journalist, published in newspapers and magazines inside the USA, UK,
and Caribbean.
Adele is an active member of Romance Writers of America and
her local RWA chapter where she serves as a past-president. When Adele isn’t
working on her current project, she can be found riding in her convertible or
reading a book on the nearest beach.
What’s your favorite down-home
family style meal?
Our family loves my homemade meatloaf with sides of mashed
potatoes, peas, applesauce and a veggie. Total comfort food.
What is your go-to meal
when you dine out?
I stick with basic grilled chicken Caesar salad with
dressing on the side or baked seafood. Restaurant food has killer calories.
When I want to let go, I eat Buffalo wings.
Describe the perfect vacation.
Any beach, anywhere it’s warm and sunny.
Tell us about your
favorite toy as a child.
I had total Barbie love as a girl. My friends and I played
with dolls.
When you read for pleasure,
what kind of books do you choose?
I read romance, thrillers, and mysteries. I’ve read books
since my early childhood  and still read
every night before bed.

About the Book

Book Title: Lip Service
Genre: Contemporary paranormal romance
Author: Adele Downs
Book heat level: R
Jack Harris has loved
Legs Anderson since they were kids. Now that he has her in his bed, he has no
intention of letting her go. Aunt Ada has other ideas, even from the grave.
GETTING BETWEEN JACK…
Orphaned at a young age,
Legs Anderson owes her Aunt Ada everything. The stoic old lady raised her, and
Ada’s warnings about men—and the Harris boys in particular—have stuck, even
after her death. Of course, that could be because Ada stuck around, too.
 …AND HIS LEGS
Patience is not one of
Jack Harris’s virtues, and he’s waited too long to start a life with the woman
he’s loved since childhood instead of them just knocking boots. Now Ada is
interfering from beyond the grave, haunting the old Victorian house she
bequeathed to her niece and reinforcing Legs’s fears of commitment. But Jack
won’t give up. No matter what trouble may follow, the house will be renovated,
Ada will learn to let go, Legs will put her money where her mouth is…and then
Jack’ll put his lips everywhere else.

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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

Lisa Carlisle is a USA Today Bestselling author of romance
and suspense. She loves stories with dark, brooding heroes and independent,
caring heroines. Lisa feels very honored to be a multi-published author since
she’s wanted to write since the sixth grade. Her travels have provided her with
inspiration for various settings in her novels. She backpacked alone through
Europe, and lived in Paris before returning to the U.S. Now she lives in New
England with her husband, two children, a cat, and many fish.

Interview with Lisa Carlisle

Why did you write
this book?
Dark Stranger is part three in the Chateau Seductions
trilogy. The manager of the art colony is a loyal companion to the owner of the
chateau, Antoine. Since Cameron was first introduced in book 1, Dark Velvet, I
knew he deserved his own story. How did he end up working for a supernatural
being on a remote island when he is human? How does he feel about the
isolation?
With the wolf shifters coming to the island and his wariness
of shifters from an earlier altercation, I wanted to see what would happen with
him paired up with one of them. And oh my, the forbidden attraction is hot!
Especially when Nadya resists the idea of her mate being human.
What is your favorite
genre to read?
Paranormal romance, especially shifter romance at the
moment.
Who is your favorite
character from fiction (not including your own)?
I’m a sucker for dark, brooding characters. My favorites are
Dracula and Heathcliff, and if we’re including movies, Darth Vader. I’ve always
had a bit of an obsession with him.
What are you working
on at the moment, and will see from you in coming months?
I’m finishing up a short story with one of the characters
from the Chateau Seductions series. Also, I’ve started book two in the Highland
Gargoyles series, the follow up to Knights of Stone.
Please tell us about
your latest book.
Dark Stranger is part 3 of the Chateau Seductions trilogy
Wolf shifters come to Chateau
seeking a missing pack member. During an altercation, Cameron Stevens, the
manager of the art colony, is separated from the others. He ends up alone with
Nadya, one of the female shifters.
Together, in the forests of DeRoche
Island, they struggle against conflicting feelings. In addition to battling
each other as well as their mistrust, they fight a powerful, inexplicable
attraction to one another—one that leaves them irrevocably entwined.
They’re mates? Cameron can’t
comprehend or accept such a thing is possible. They’re two different species
and their worlds don’t mesh. He can’t fight the heated desire burning between
them and her touch is impossible to resist. His heart and mind aren’t on the
same page where she’s concerned. One thing is certain—Nadya is stamped on both.
Paranormal, Erotic Romance
Shifters, vampires, gargoyles

About the Book

Title Dark Stranger
Genre Paranormal romance
Author Lisa Carlisle
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

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