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Stolen Desire 
5 Easy Questions is an interview is designed to be quick,
easy, and fun. Today’s guest is Barbara Donlon Bradley.
What is your go-to
meal to order when you dine out? Your favorite “I know it will hit the
spot” item.
This one is hard because of all the different restaurants
out there but stuffed flounder is one of my all time favorites.
What were you like
when you were in school?
Dorky – I was taller than my friends and a bit clumsy. I was
also a big book worm. Not much has changed over the years.
Would you rather stay
inside and watch snow falling, or get out in it and build a snowman?
A little of both – I love watching snow fall and hate to
ruin the beautiful blanket as it covers the ground, but I live in an area where
snow doesn’t stay for long so building a snowman will keep the snow around just
a little longer
What was your
favorite book as a child?
It’s funny you asked this – I’ve been thinking about this
myself. The book that made me a reader and I loved so much that I wrote it word
for word in a notebook so I could have a copy of it wasThe Faraway Lurs. I can’t
remember who the author was now but that book was the one.
What was the last
movie you watched (home or theater)?
The kid at heart in me watched Rio 2. It was cute and had
some really funny parts. My husband thought there was a little too much singing
but we all enjoyed it.

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Title Stolen Desire
Genre SF/Futuristic Erotic romance
Author Barbara Donlon Bradley
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R + 18 – explicit
scenes
Blurb When Heather is confronted with her time traveling
self she fears the worse. The woman came to warn them of a terrible accident
but something isn’t right. The visitors her future self says are there to help
only wants to kidnap her and kill her mate. Using her mind she tries to protect
her friends and family. Yet she wakes up as a prisoner after seeing the ship
Storm is in blow up. She is now alone, and trapped. Somehow she has to figure
out a way home and hopefully reverse all the horrible things that have taken
her family from her.

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A Perfect Match 

About the Book

Title A Perfect Match
Genre Futuristic Fantasy
Author Name Daisy Banks
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Daisy Banks whisks you
into a futuristic world, where you might
fight for water, or offer up your freedom and become a slave for the promise of
enough to drink.
Passion and politics
ripple through A Perfect Match where the enmity between the government leader, Lord Chardel and Commander
Varon, head of the Astan water acquirement fleet, is at flashpoint. The enforced
marriage of Anwell Nastor, a young Temple
adept, to Commander Varon, not only breaks Astan religious rules, but could break
untried hearts. This cruel ploy meant to silence Varon’s opposition to current circumstances
in the city-state brings unexpected results. Through careful manipulation of the
news links, Varon and his bride become the city’s most adored couple, but danger
shadows their steps.
Join Anwell and Varon
as they discover the power of A Perfect Match on their perilous journey in a world
full of dangers and political intrigue.

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Interview with Daisy Banks

Why did you write this
book?
This book is the offshoot of another I started. I realized I’d
begun in the middle of something and needed the reasons behind those events for
things to make sense. Therefore A Perfect Match came into being. I had a great time
writing this story and found the characters, like their world, compelling. I think
this is a cross genre romance, part fantasy and part sci-fi.
This is the first time I have written something so complex and
I enjoyed the challenge of world building and creating a religion, government and
social structure. The society my characters function in is one where they shine
as individuals and as a couple. I always enjoy seeing my characters overcome obstacles
and Varon and Anwell face a raft of difficulties in A Perfect Match. I also like
to see my characters grow and this couple develop as individuals as they learn to
depend on each other.
I guess the most basic reason of all as to why I wrote this story
is that it was in my head and I wanted to tell the tale. The sci-fi futuristic elements
to the story are a step in a different direction for me and I surprised myself with
some of the aspects of the story.
What is your favorite
genre to read?
I enjoy fantasy and have done for a long time. I like fantasy
romance and epic fantasy stories. One of the joys of fantasy is the range and depth
it offers both writers and readers.
What is your favorite
character from fiction?
My all time favorite character remains Merlin in all the many
interpretations of his story. I like the many different qualities within the character
of Merlin. I also enjoy the range and depth different writers have discovered showing
many elements to him.
Do you enjoy films and/or
TV shows? Which are your favorites?
I enjoy movies in many genres and I love some of the old movies
from the 30’s and 40’s. My favorite version of Pride and Prejudice is the black
and white version. I adore Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers dance movies and anything
with Katherine Hepburn in it. I watch more up to date movies too and I have a big
collection of DVD’s.
The two most memorable films I saw in a cinema are Jaws, because
the whole audience stood clapping and cheering at the end when the shark got killed,
and Lord of the Rings part 1 because Hobbiton looked so close to my imagining.
I don’t watch a great deal of TV but I do like Sherlock Holmes
and Dr. Who. I tend to watch historical documentary style programs rather than anything
else.
What are you working on
at the moment, and what are we likely to see from you in the coming months?
At present, I am thrilled to have my book A Perfect Match released
today by Taliesin Publishing and am working on some promotional activities and blogging
about that story.
I am also in edits with the sequel to Timeless, To Eternity,
which will be published by Lyrical Press, A Kensington Imprint, later this year.
I am very excited that this story will be available to readers soon.
Next year my fantasy story, Marked for Magic, will be released
by Lyrical Press too.
I am also working on short story for a group anthology but that’s
all a bit hush hush right now.
There is a new historical as a work in progress too and a short
story that should be finished by the end of July. All in all, there is lots going
on and I’m working hard.
Please tell us about your
latest book.
Commander Varon Jarlath is an interstellar water diviner of great
talent and a hero to the city that survives because of his successful missions.
His popularity with the folk adds to the reasons behind the enmity of Lord Chardel,
leader of the city government body, the Carnag.
Varon understands the malice behind the offer of a bride and
the political difficulty he might face should he refuse the generosity of the Carnag.
His hopes for the success of his marriage are not high until he meets his bride.
Anwell Nastor has spent every day since her twelfth birthday
in the Temple offering
prayer chants to the gods. The shock of her wedding almost overwhelms her but she
has courage and a mind.
Political intrigue, the danger to the folk and the city all push
Varon and his bride to work together to gain popularity so they can have a voice
and make a difference.

Author Bio

Daisy Banks writes sensual and spicy romance in the Historical, Paranormal
and Fantasy genres. An obsessive writer Daisy is passionate about her stories. Her
focus is to offer the best tale she can to readers. Daisy is married, with two grown
up sons. She lives in a converted chapel in Shropshire, England. Antiques and collecting
entertain Daisy when she isn’t writing.

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Zonaton

About Zonaton

Genre sensuously erotic sci-fi romance novel
Author Name Linda Mooney
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
The native inhabitants of AR617b, known as gerons
are sentient creatures that resemble a cross between dragons and griffins of old
Earth lore. When they initially tried to destroy the settlers, a deal was made to
ensure both species’ survival. It was decided that each year, every five-year-old
human child must take The Walk across a hundred meter field. If they don’t stop
or run, they will arrive safely on the other side, and be allowed to grow up and
have families of their own. But if they break the rule, the gerons will kill them
unless, by a strange quirk of fate, a geron decides to Pair with the child, taking
and raising the human as its own.
Emmala took The Walk, and found herself adopted by
one of the older gerons, an immense silvery-white creature named Zonaton. For the
next fifteen years, he cared for her, protected her, and loved her. But now Emmala’s
real family wants her back, and they will do everything they can to have her returned,
even if it means killing Zonaton, and starting an all-out war with the gerons.
What neither the settlers nor gerons realize is that
there is another alien species watching and waiting for the two combatants to go
into battle. Because when they do, that will be the aliens’ cue to destroy everyone,
and claim AR617b for their own.

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Interview with Linda Mooney

Why did you write this
book?
By accident, I ran across a piece of artwork on the internet
that hit me like a two-by-four. I have no idea who the artist is, but it’s a picture
of a human-like dragon/griffin protecting a naked young female. The picture is in
sepia tones, mostly silver in color, and I just couldn’t shake the image. It was
too powerful and beautiful, and I knew I had to write a story around the piece.
What is your favorite
genre to read?
Believe it or not, I love to read mostly horror. As for romance,
I’m very eclectic. Whatever gets my attention, I’ll read.
What is your favorite
character from fiction (not including your own characters)?
I love the Comte de Saint Germaine, by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro.
Do you enjoy films and/or
TV shows? Which are your favorites?
I watch mostly horror. Right now I’m a huge Walking Dead fan.
I also watch Ghost Adventures, From Dusk ‘Til Dawn, and Sherlock.
What are you working on
at the moment, and what are we likely to see from you in the coming months?
I’m jumping back and forth between several books. Once I retire
from teaching in June (after 35 years), I hope to “settle down” and get
a few more books completed, including AEquana’s Quest, HeartStorm, Runner’s Moon:
Yarrolam, Every Battle Lord’s Nightmare, and an independent story called UnderSilver.
Please tell us about your
latest book.
Zonaton is a geron, one of the sentient creatures inhabiting
an Earth-like planet. A hundred years ago, the survivors of Earth landed on his
world and began to colonize. But, as humans do, they began to ravage the planet,
forcing the gerons to try and curb the destruction. As the gerons, who resemble
dragon/griffin-like humans, are much more powerful, they nearly killed all the survivors,
until one man managed to broker a truce between the species. As part of the treaty,
every year, all 5-year-old children have to take The Walk across a barren plot of
land. Those children who run or refuse to go are taken away and killed. Those who
follow through survive to grow up.
What the humans don’t realize is that gerons are extremely sensitive
to human tendencies. Gerons can tell which child will grow up to become vicious
and possibly a severe danger to their own kind. What the gerons actually do is cull
the human population of any future danger.
Emmala is old enough to take The Walk, but her situation is drastic.
She is a severely abused child, both physically and emotionally. During the trial,
Zonaton realizes she will not live to grow up if her situation doesn’t change, so
he “adopts” her, and takes her away to live with him.
The only problem with this is that he is well into his elderly
years, and doesn’t have many left to live. All he can do is hope he remains around
long enough to give Emmala – whom he has come to cherish – enough knowledge and
support so that she can survive on her own after he is gone.
What neither of them realize is that Emmala’s abusive parents
decide they want her back with them, and they will do everything in their power
to have her returned to them.
At the same time, some rogue aliens, who have caused trouble
before in the past, have landed back on the gerons’ planet, and it won’t be long
before they’re expected to pose a major threat to both the humans and gerons.

Author Bio

Linda loves to write sensuously erotic romance with a fantasy,
paranormal, or science fiction flair. Her technique is often described as being
as visual as a motion picture or graphic novel.
A wife, mother, and retired Kindergarten and music teacher, she
lives in a small south Texas
town near the Gulf coast where she delves into other worlds filled with daring exploits,
adventure, and intense love.
She has numerous best sellers, including 10 consecutive #1s.
In 2009, she was named Whiskey Creek Press Torrid’s Author of the Year, and her
book My Strength, My Power, My Love was named the 2009 WCPT Book of the Year. In
2011, her book Lord of Thunder was named the EPIC eBook (formerly Eppie) Award Winner
for Best Erotic Sci-Fi Romance.

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A Touchtone of Love 
5 Easy Questions is an interview is designed to be quick,
easy, and fun. Today’s guest is Beth Barany.
What is your go-to
meal to order when you dine out? Your favorite “I know it will hit the
spot” item.
I love breakfast at any time of day, so depending on where I
am, I’ll usually get two eggs over easy with hash browns, bacon, and a side of
steamed spinach.
What were you like
when you were in school?
Starting at age 12 in middle school, I was super studious
and worked hard to get A’s. But before then, I wasn’t paying much attention to
the teacher and would only do the assignments I liked: math and spelling.
Everything else wasn’t a nearly as interesting as the book I was reading at the
time.
Would you rather stay
inside and watch snow falling, or get out in it and build a snowman?
Well, that depends! Am I reading a great book? Then I want
to stay inside. But if I don’t have anything in my hands at the moment, I want
to get outside and preferably cross-country ski.
What was your
favorite book as a child?
I really loved The Lost Prince by Frances Hodgson Burnett.
What was the last
movie you watched (home or theater)?
Turbo! What a sweet and fun film about holding fast to your
dreams and going after them with all you’ve got!

About the Book

Title: A Touchtone of Love: A time-travel romance novella
Genre: Sweet paranormal romance
Author Name: Beth Barany
Book heat level (based on movie ratings G, PG, PG13, R):
PG13
Blurb (up to 300 words)
A time-travel romance by award-winning novelist, Beth
Barany.
When a thunderstorm transports software expert Rose Waldman
to thirteenth century France,
she meets hunky stonemason Julien, who is secretly creating a gargoyle in
defiance of his master mason. Can independent gadget loving Rose trust her life
and heart to Julien, and can she really never go home again?
“…a unique take on gargoyles which I thoroughly
enjoyed. I highly recommend!” — Karysa Faire
“…The story was really romantic and the two of them
together are just pure magic. It is rare that I find a couple rather than a
single character really making a story worth while, but this one does just
that.” — Kathy Horseman
“… recommend this novella to anyone who is looking
for an entertaining read for the night or weekend.” — Lisa
***This is a novella of approximately 20,000 words.***
Beth Barany writes magical tales of romance and adventure to
transport readers to new worlds where anything is possible.

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Another Night, Another Planet 

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Title Another Night, Another Planet
Genre Erotic Science Fiction Romance
Author Jessica E. Subject
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Limited by status…
Ava is a housekeeper aboard Star Spirit, a luxury cruise ship
travelling between the Milky Way and the Belvarian System. Coming from a middle-class
family on Earth, she is considered by passengers as nothing more than an object
to be tossed away when they’re done with her.
Shunned because of his lineage…
Banned from several planets across the universe, Nate struggles
to run his interstellar shipping business. But the DNA of an exterminated race runs
through his blood, giving him a diluted form of their powers, and leaving him labeled
as a terrorist.
Both searching for the one…
Through her 1Night Stand dating service, Madame Evangeline matches
these two together for a celestial escape on the pleasure planet, Elatia.
Will Ava and Nate find what they’re looking for, or will their
date be just another night on another planet?

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About the Character

Name: Natazekiel
Age: 28
Gender: Male
Birthplace: unknown, but raised on Earth
Profession: Interstellar shipping
Ethnicity/Species (if not human): Claustrian, from the planet
Claustrum. His ancestors are all dead (murdered) and the planet has been turned
into a prison colony.
Describe his/her body build, skin tone, height and weight. Include
any unique features such as dimples, freckles, or scars: He has short, dark hair,
tanned skin (natural from his genetics), and is muscular.
Who is the significant
other in your character’s life?
Before and after Ava, there was no one. In Another Night, Another
Planet, he reunites with her.
Does he scrape by, live
comfortably, live extravagantly?
Nate has money to spend. Unfortunately, he is banned from most
planets due to his ancestry. Therefore, he appears to scrape by, saving money for
when he is ready to end his business.
What special skills does
your character rely on?
He relies on his speed and ability to coerce others.
What does he have a knack
for doing?
He has a knack for getting himself into trouble. Sometimes he
uses words to sweet talk others, and other times he aggravates them.
If someone from your character’s
past showed up, who would he most want it to be, and why? OR who would he most NOT
want it to be, and why?
He would really love to meet his parents, but they died long
ago. Therefore, he’d want to find the woman he left behind so many years ago.
What past event causes
your character the most fear?
He fears getting close to someone after being stolen away from
those he loved, and banned from ever returning to their planet.
What is your character’s
biggest need at the beginning of the story?
He needs to find his ship to escape the Otarians he offended.
What are your hero’s biggest
hopes and dreams?
Although he’d never admit it, he longs to find love again.
If your character could
make any one thing happen, what would it be?
To be reunited with his long, lost love.
Who in his life has the
power to hurt this character the most? Why?
At the beginning of the story, his shipmate, Wyn, has the power
to hurt him the most. Nate fears Wyn finding love or even a better opportunity and
leaving him all alone.

About Your Writer: Questions for your character to answer about you.

Why do you think your
writer chose to write about you?
Because she couldn’t get me out of her head. I just wouldn’t
leave her alone until she told my story. And let me tell you, I had to fight off
a bunch of other characters as well.
What do you wish your
writer had not told others about you?
Um, that would be what happens after intercourse. I don’t mean
for it to happen, but I can’t help it. It’s part of my genetics.
Was there anything your
writer discovered about you that was a surprise to one or both of you?
I didn’t realize how much I’d missed Ava until I saw her again.
When your writer is writing
about you, what do you think makes your writer the most happy? What makes your writer
the most sad?
For some reason, she really enjoyed writing the scene where I’m
being chased by the Otarians. And what made her the most sad affected me the same
way, when I woke up and found Ava gone.
Why do you think your
writer loves to write?
It’s her way to escape to her own little world rather than pulling
her hair out. She doesn’t smoke, drink, or even have a coffee addiction, so she
needs to de-stress somehow.
What other character from
your book do you think your writer should write a book about? Care to tell us why?
Well, Wyn and Michelle got their happily-ever-after, even though
their story wasn’t told. But, I’m curious about Kalara and Jacobus’ relationship.
I mean, what couple gives erotic massages to others? But, then again, we were on
Elatia, the pleasure planet.
Is there anything you’d
like to say to your writer?
Thank you for giving me Ava back.

Author Bio

Jessica E. Subject is the author of contemporary and science
fiction romance, ranging from sweet to sexy. In her stories, you could meet clones,
or a sexy alien or two. You may even be transported to another planet for a romantic
rendezvous. And if you’re looking for something really steamy, check out her books
written as Paisley Brown.
When Jessica isn’t reading, writing, or doing dreaded housework,
she likes to get out and walk. Fast. But she just may slow down if there is a waterfall
nearby.
Jessica lives in Ontario,
Canada with her
husband and two energetic children. And she loves to hear from her readers.

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Trailing Kaiwulf 
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book and includes a cover, blurb, buy links, and social media contacts for the
author. Today’s featured book is Trailing Kaiwulf by Kayelle Allen.
Genre: Science Fiction
Heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13
Travel to a godforsaken planet on the outskirts of space. Check.
Hold intrusive military types at bay. Check. Find an invisible man in a different
dimension. Check. Finish out the vacation TRAIL yanked you back from to do it? Easier
said than done.
Yanked back from their first vacation in ages, Jee and Dane get
handed a top priority mission. The pay is better than any they’ve earned before
as agents for the Trace, Rescue, and Identification League. With this much money,
they might not need jobs. They’re the best there is, and the item, person, or secret
hasn’t been invented that these two can’t recover. Until now.
Locating this quarry might be a bit past even their considerable
skills. After all, how do you find an invisible man in another dimension? And who,
exactly, is footing a bill this steep? Certainly not the archaeologist in charge.
The military wants to get involved, but they have no monetary stake either. So who
— or what — is behind the request to trail Kaiwulf?

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