Spotlight on #urbanfantasy: Beautifully Burned by @CJBurright

Hi Everyone!
I have a real treat for you today: a new book release from my writer pal, C. J. Burright! Magic, Dreamcasters, plus a tortured hero and a reluctant heroine who will stop at nothing to save those they love. BEAUTIFULLY BURNED is C.J.’s second book in her Dreamcaster series. You can check out the first Awesome Sauce story, Wonderfully Wicked, right here. Be sure to enter her giveaway (details below). Enjoy!🙂

BEAUTIFULLY BURNED by C. J. Burright

Title: Beautifully Burned
Author: C. J. Burright
Genre: Urban Fantasy Romance
Release Date: August 23, 2016

Grandma warned me to resist him.

I know what he is. Even if he doesn’t sparkle in the sun, hiss at holy water, or go by the traditional name of vampire, I know.

He doesn’t want or need my blood. He wants my dreams…more specifically, my nightmares. And I’ve got oodles of those, so many they leak.

He’s emotionally scarred, growly, dangerous, and kindles all my senses. Love isn’t on his agenda. Having him for a guardian isn’t on my list of fun, either. My touch sends him into darkness.

I shouldn’t want him.

I can’t want him.

But I do.

If I surrender instead of escape, I’ll lose everything–my sister, my will, my life. Gran forgot to tell me the most important detail of all: how am I supposed to resist him when he’s everything I’ve ever dreamed of?

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C. J. Burright’s Giveaway

To celebrate her new release, C. J. is giving away a $25 Amazon gift card. Visit her Rafflecopter giveaway page to enter.

EXCERPT

Ella shifted and rested her back against the truck door. He didn’t move, and a secret thrill coiled in her stomach. Ignoring it, she netted all her emotions and observations, pushed them to the back of her mind, and focused on his blue sea eyes.

“Go home,” she said in the hushed, haunting persuasion voice she used on drunks and perverts. “Forget me. Forget Dany’s exists. Never come here again.”

He went utterly still.

A bewildering stab of loss staked her chest. She’d never see him again. He’d go back to his life and she’d return to hers, no harm done, no questions answered. For some insane reason, she wanted to curl up on the asphalt and have a long, hard sob-fest.

A tiny crease formed between his black eyebrows, and instead of obeying, he studied her with a scientist’s concentration. “Are you trying to compel me?” His voice was gently accusing. He leaned nearer. “I’m V’alkara. I can’t be compelled.”

Ella leaned hard on the cool frame of her truck. Compel was a good explanation for her uncanny persuasion powers, and if he recognized it, getting rid of him would be harder than she thought. “Who are you?”

“Daxen v’al Solanis.” He watched her, unblinking.

“And V’alkara?” She swallowed the sawdust in her throat. Was that another word for vampire? “What’s that?”

“Me.” His small smile made a snarling wolf look friendly. “Ready to talk now?”

“You had all night to talk to me.”

“I wanted you alone.”

A fire bell warning clanged in her head, a command to escape, yet she couldn’t peel her attention from his jaw. Stubble shadowed the hard angles, a darkness contrary to his pale neck. She had a sharp, nearly overwhelming urge to touch him there, to experience the disparity of prickly and smooth, to slide her fingers down his throat to the ridge of his collarbone.

Ella blinked rapidly and gripped the keys tight, breaking the spell. “Are you trying some hypnotic woo-woo on me? Not cool. Kindly remove your hand from my truck.”

He cocked his head and his eyes flashed. “Don’t you want help with your nightmares, Ella?”

 

BEAUTIFULLY BURNED by C. J. Burright

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About C. J. Burright

C.J Burright is a native Oregonian and refuses to leave. A member of Romance Writers of America and the Fantasy, Futuristic & Paranormal special interest chapter, while she has worked for years in a law office, she chooses to avoid writing legal thrillers (for now) and instead invades the world of urban fantasy, paranormal romance, or fantasy. C.J. also has her 4th Dan Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do and believes a story isn’t complete without at least one fight scene. Her meager spare time is spent working out, refueling with mochas, gardening, gorging on Assassin’s Creed, and rooting on the Seattle Mariners…always with music. She shares life with her husband, daughter, and a devoted cat herd.

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Spotlight on Tara Quan’s Submissive on the Run & #Giveaway

Hi Everyone!
Author Tara Quan is back with another sexy read, set in Decadent Pub’s delicious 1Night Stand series. Read an excerpt and enter Tara’s giveaway (details below). Enjoy! 🙂

Tara Quan's Submissive on the Run & Giveaway

Tara Quan Says…

The Story Behind the Book

Sometimes, supporting characters take on a life of their own. After selflessly aiding in the affairs of others, they sulk in the back of an author’s brain, broadcasting their past, present, and future until surrender is nigh. Thus was the case with Kim Tran, the intrepid dungeon monitor from Submissive on Display. Unbeknownst to the heroine of the first book, Kim has some unfinished business with the hero’s best friend (small world, I know). He insisted I give them a chance to sort things out, and, being a Dom, he has a knack for getting his way.

Submissive on the Run drags me back to Las Vegas’s renowned Carnivore Club, a multi-author world first penned by Kate Richards for Decadent Publishing’s 1Night Stand Series. This interracial BDSM romance stars a feisty sub with a strong right hook, who must contend with a spoilt rich boy determined to win her back. An ill-mannered cat and Madam Eve’s matchmaking service unite them for a night of exhibitionistic fun, which ends in a capture game and a scorching happily ever after.

Tara Quan’s Giveaway

To celebrate my return to BDSM romance this year, I’m giving away a $15 gift card. To enter, leave a comment here and drop your details in the Rafflecopter widget over at Rafflecopter, or at my website (taraquan(dot)com).

Tara Quan's Submissive on the Run book cover

Title: Submissive on the Run
Author: Tara Quan
Genre: BDSM Romance, Erotic Romance, Interracial/Multicultural
Publisher: Decadent Publishing

Obscene wealth and a toxic family taught Joss Bradlee to care about no one. He moved through life in a caustic shell, fending off gold-diggers with his sharp tongue and abrasive personality. But a stubborn submissive saw past his nonchalant act, and he fell hard and fast for a girl he didn’t deserve. When she accidentally stumbled into the line of fire, he moved heaven and earth to protect her, even if it meant letting her go. Ten months later, he ensures her safety and tracks her down, finally ready to claim the one person that matters. The only problem—she wants nothing to do with him.

On the run for close to a year, Kim Tran receives a surprise call from the man who’d put her life in danger. His family hired assassins to kill her, but he’s somehow convinced they still had a chance. With their entire relationship built on a lie, she resists the instinct to sprint straight into his arms. Faced with a social divide no sane person would bridge, she cuts her losses and breaks her own heart. But the Dominant she loves has other plans, and he’s spent his entire life getting his way. Too late to run and with nowhere to hide, she faces an adversary well versed in all her weaknesses.

At the Carnivore Club, two exhibitionists meet for a battle of wills, lured by a one-night stand service, misplaced cat, and several helping hands. With the aid of handcuffs, disciplinary measures, and a capture game, a reluctant sub rediscovers the pleasures of bondage, the thrill of display, and the ecstasy of surrender.

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EXCERPT

“You don’t believe me.” Despite the distance and time separating them, Joss read her with dangerous accuracy. His incredulity grated. After everything that had happened, why would he assume she’d trust him without question?

“Of course I do.” Kim sniffed. “Why wouldn’t I?”

“Are you being sarcastic? I can’t tell without facial expressions.”

She massaged her nose’s non-existent bridge. Picking up on social cues had never been the man’s strong suit. “I’m rolling my eyes at you right now.”

“Oh, don’t be so skeptical. I swear to God you have your life back.”

“You’re an atheist.”

He grunted. “Fine. I swear on my mother’s grave—”

“According to yesterday’s gossip rags, the wicked witch is very much alive.”

“It’s a figure of speech, smart ass. I promise she’s called off the dogs. Or, well, she will in about fifteen minutes. You can come home.”

“The last time I took what you said at face value….” Her fingers tightened around the baseball bat. “It turned out you lied about everything, including your name.”

“You love exaggeration. Joss is my name—at least to anyone who matters. I don’t respond to Joseph. And while I omitted a few minor details, I never lied. Well, okay, I told a fib or two, but it was really a case of you jumping to the wrong conclusions.”

“You’re blaming me for your fake identity?” Rage, pure and visceral, burned away her fear. “And there was no us. We fucked. We scened. Because of you, I almost died. That pretty much sums up the relationship.”
Tempted to swing her weapon at the few mugs and bowls she owned, she threw the bat on the floor. It hit the peeling linoleum with a loud crack, eliciting a startled yowl from Tiger. Who was she kidding? If armed men stormed through her door, the piece of wood wouldn’t do her much good.

“Who’s lying now?” His absolute confidence fueled her fury. “You are the closest I have to an actual girlfriend.”

“And you’re the epitome of the ex from hell,” she shrieked. “Your mother sent thugs to kill me.”

“And I’m telling you I’ve solved the problem. I will also make keeping you alive my
priority for the rest of my life. You can take that promise to the bank.”

About Tara Quan

Globetrotter, lover of languages, and romance author, Tara Quan has an addiction for crafting tales with a pinch of spice and a smidgen of kink. Inspired by her travels, Tara enjoys tossing her kick-ass heroines and alpha males into exotic contemporary locales, paranormal worlds, and post-apocalyptic futures. Her characters, armed with magical powers or conventional weapons, are guaranteed a suspenseful and sensual ride, as well as their own happily ever after. To receive updates about her new releases and get a free sexy read, subscribe to her mailing list at www.taraquan.com/newsletter.

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Spotlight on #Romance Anthology: CURVED LINES

Happy Wednesday, Dear Readers!
Author Merryn Dexter is here today to share her recent anthology release, currently on sale. Take it away, Merryn…

Don’t miss out on the HOTTEST read of the summer!


You’ve still got time to get k(ink)y with this hot anthology of 10 brand new novellas featuring sexy, curvy heroines and the inked bad-boys who will do anything to win their hearts. All this goodness for just #99cents !

Grab it quick because this discounted price only lasts until 14th August 2016.




Amazon AU: http://bit.ly/AusCurves      Amazon CA: http://amzn.to/292IgNp 

iBooks: http://apple.co/1XrYrdu             BN/Nook: http://bit.ly/BNCurves 

KOBO: http://bit.ly/KoboCurves            ARe: http://bit.ly/AreCurves 


Acquired Taste – Dee Carney

When celebrity chef August Jaeger mixes it up with a curvy food blogger, they both realize what they want isn’t on any menu.

Another Man’s Treasure – Dee Tenorio

A widowed actor and single dad pulls out all the stops to show a single mom just how well a woman can be treasured.

Hot Tamale – Tilly Greene

Derek Schrizer is a retired Marine looking to get a new tattoo, not reconnect with his first love, the curvy sexy Cat.

Kinky Curves – Jodi Redford

The queen of dirty talk. The king of grind. Love is about to get real filthy.

Like a Boss – Quinn

Proving she’s more than a smart mouth and sexy curves would be a hell of a lot easier if she wasn’t so distracted by her sexy new boss.

Dirty Deeds – Allie Cooke

Four days, a million dollars, the performance of a lifetime…but what happens when they stop faking it? Dirty Deeds ain’t always dirt cheap.

Marked By Ice – Dawn Montgomery

His only job is to protect her at all costs, but who will protect the big bad wolf’s heart once he gets a taste of her sweet lips?

 

Pretty In Ink – Merryn Dexter

Sexy, sweet Aubrey Jensen is everything a semi-reformed bad boy could want – but sometimes getting what you want doesn’t give you what you need.

Waking Up – Kathryn Lively

A chance encounter forces a plus-sized woman with dormant dreams to wake up and find her own Happily Ever After.

Scorched Desire — Lexxie Couper

When a Harley-riding hunk literally sweeps her off her feet, Jilly Parker finds herself transported to a world of dragon shifters, carnal lust, and fated love.

About the Authors


Dee Carney started her writing career in elementary school, creating amazing journeys starring her friends, where everyone lived happily ever after by page five. Since then, she’s been a waitress, a teacher, a scientist and a nurse. Today, Dee is a best-selling, award-winning author of over thirty novels and novellas, including those penned by her erotica writing alter ego, Morgan Sierra. www.deecarney.com

Dee Tenorio is an award-winning author with a few reality issues. After much therapy for the problem—if one can call being awakened in the night by visions of hot able-bodied men a problem—she has proved incurable. It turns out she enjoys tormenting herself by writing sizzling, steamy romances of various genres spanning paranormal mystery dramas, contemporaries and romantic comedies. Preferably starring the sexy, somewhat grumpy heroes described above and smart-mouthed heroines who have much better hair than she does. www.deetenorio.com

Tilly Greene was born into the easy folds of a sleepy beach town and embraces the laid back mindset she grew up with. Later, she settled into a polar opposite lifestyle from the one she’d been living by moving abroad to further her education. Despite the frigid climate, the fast pace existence melded in, making her a person who is adaptable and enjoys experiencing the diversity surrounding her. While traveling, she researches and writes erotica and erotic romances. www.tillygreene.com

Jodi Redford ~ Imaginary superhero. Lover of waffles and bacon. Scribe of erotic romance novels. A few of her readers have officially nicknamed her the Mistress of Naughtiness. She likes it because it makes her sound like an imaginary superhero dominatrix. She has won numerous awards, including The Golden Pen and Launching a Star. When not writing or working the day job, she enjoys gardening and way too many reality television shows. Jodi loves to hear from readers! www.jodiredford.com

Quinn has perfected the art of procrastination. She has a “healthy” obsession with reading and writing Romance, and an unhealthy addiction to red wine, bourbon, and dark chocolate with sea salt. When she’s not scribbling Erotic Romances, Quinn loves to curl up with her puppy, Scarlett, and watch foreign films. Quinn lives in a house that never stays clean, no matter how much she wishes it. http://michellejoquinn.wix.com/quinnauthor

Allie Cooke – Indie author and die-hard Southern girl, has been reading and writing romance since she was old enough to hold a crayon, so a future as a romance writer wasn’t very farfetched for her. From billionaires to blue collar, from CEO to sexy entrepreneur, whether they’re wearing jeans or suits, Allie’s always had a thing for hot, hunky Alphas who need to be saved from themselves…Usually with the help of the right woman. When she’s not writing, editing, or reading. Allie can be found cooking up mayhem in the kitchen or catching up on the latest and greatest TV shows with her favorite man. www.alliecooke.com>

Dawn Montgomery is a USA Today bestselling author. She loves to write almost as much as she loves to read. She has traveled the world twice over. While her days were filled with long hours and hard work, her nights were left for dark, lustful fantasies in and out of strange hotels and cities. Alaska and Texas are the places she calls home. She recently moved from the frigid North to Texas with her family and neurotic dog. It was tragic to leave behind the moose and bear for wide open plains and sexy cowboys. www.dawnmontgomery.com
 
Merryn Dexter is a military spouse who, after a varied employment career (from selling sandals to old ladies with bunions to being a health and safety coordinator for a construction company), is thrilled to be pursuing her dream career as a romance writer. She likes The Winchesters, Spike, Hotch, Loki and watching complicated European Noir. Her hobbies include crying at books, crying at movies, crying at t.v. series (there’s a theme!) and believes all stories should have a Happy Ending. www.merryndexter.com
 
Kathryn Lively is an award-winning writer and editor, Whovian, and Rush (the band) fan. She loves chocolate and British crisps and is still searching for a good US dealer of Japanese Kit Kat bars. She is the author of FINISH WHAT YOU STARTED from Totally Bound Publishing. www.kathrynlively.com

 

Lexxie Couper started writing when she was six and hasn’t stopped since. She’s not a deviant, but she does have a deviant’s imagination and a desire to entertain readers with her words. Add the two together and you get romances that can make you laugh, cry, shake with fear, or tremble with desire. Sometimes all at once. When she’s not submerged in the worlds she creates, Lexxie’s life revolves around her family, a husband who thinks she’s insane, an indoor cat who likes to stalk shadows, and her daughters, who both utterly captured her heart and changed her life forever. www.lexxiecouper.com




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Spotlight on historical #romance: Passionate Pursuit by Tina Donahue

Hello, Dear Readers,
Author Tina Donahue is here today to share her new release in erotic historical romance. Take it away Tina…

I’m celebrating the upcoming release of Passionate Pursuit, book 3 Dangerous Desires series, with a contest. Read on for more details.

Warrior knights and the women they simply can’t tame.

Ready to read August 2, 2016!

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Blurb:

Is their passion strong enough to break her chains?

Andalucía Spain, 1489: Innocent Beatriz is desperate to escape the threat of a miserable marriage to a cruel Marquis. Forced into the betrothal by her ruthless merchant papá, her only hope is to conceal her identity and become a servant in a nearby castle—a life drastically different from her comfortable upbringing.

Tomás doesn’t know what to make of his well-spoken new servant girl. Her beauty and charm captivates the military hero; her mysterious nature intrigues him. And the desire she ignites burns brighter with each glance, as does his longing to claim her for his own.

Beatriz can’t resist Tomás’ passion nor deny the heat of her own. But neither the lush countryside nor the walls of the opulent Moorish castle can entirely protect her—and if he were to discover her secret, she could be torn away from him forever. Yet how can she sustain his love if she’s living a lie?

Excerpt

A gentle breeze carried laughter and converse from the señoritas who surrounded Tomás, each vying for his attention. The one in dark green silk with a matching caul danced around trying to get closer to him. The one in red with a white flower in her hair elbowed past another girl. Those in gold and bright yellow were even less demure, pushing into each other, speaking loudly, far removed from how a lowly servant had to act.

Especially to please Nuncio.

How dare he make her solely responsible for a man’s carnal moves? Beatriz had no control over anyone’s passion except her own. Thus far, she’d failed miserably at quelling her desires.

Despite what Nuncio had said, she still ached to feel Tomás’s heat and strength, to have him imprison and possess her. No threat in the world would change her longing. However, she wasn’t foolish enough to act on her attraction. Poor man already had enough trouble.

His broad shoulders were slumped, mouth turned down. She wanted to make him smile. To have him stand as the noble lord he was, magnificent in his dark blue robe and doublet, his hose snug to his sinewy thighs and calves.

Several young women spoke to him at once. A señorita in a bright yellow gown touched his upper arm. The girl next to her, clad in vivid orange silk, touched his jaw.

Jealousy heated Beatriz’s face and throat.

Tomás drew back until the young woman groped air, not him. He faced the window, his gaze touching Beatriz, his dark brown eyes flooding with warmth, bronze complexion deepening.

Weak with desire, she leaned against the sill for support.

The señoritas gestured to him, talking endlessly, their words too garbled to understand.

Whatever they said, Tomás ignored them. He studied Beatriz’s eyes, then her lips and lingered there. She was smiling without realizing it. He answered with a broad grin and stepped closer.

 

*** CONTEST *** CONTEST *** CONTEST ***

From Tina: “Win Loving Lies and Wicked Whispers – books 1 and 2 in Dangerous Desires – plus winner gets choice of my backlist ebooks – 25 choices to choose from – full length, bestselling, award winning in contemporary, suspense, paranormal, and menage.”

 
 

Tina is an Amazon and international bestselling novelist in erotic, paranormal, contemporary and historical romance for traditional publishers and indie. Booklist, Publisher’s Weekly, Romantic Times and numerous online sites have praised her work. Three of her erotic novels (Freeing the Beast, Come and Get Your Love, and Wicked Takeover) were Readers’ Choice Award winners. Another three (Adored, Lush Velvet Nights, and Deep, Dark, Delicious) were named finalists in the EPIC competition. Sensual Stranger, her erotic contemporary romance, was chosen Book of the Year at the French review site Blue Moon reviews. The Golden Nib Award at Miz Love Loves Books was created specifically for her erotic romance Lush Velvet Nights. Two of her titles (The Yearning and Deep, Dark, Delicious) received an Award of Merit in the RWA Holt Medallion competition. Take Me Away and Adored both won second place in the NEC RWA contest (different years). Tina is featured in the Novel & Short Story Writer’s Market. Before penning romances, she worked at a major Hollywood production company in Story Direction.

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JASMINE MOON: Book Tour & #Giveaway

JASMINE MOON Bewitching book tour, July 25 to August 22, 2016

Hi Everyone!

It’s time to celebrate the release of JASMINE MOON, my third wolf shifter romance for Decadent Publishing’s multi-author line, Black Hills Wolves! Each book in the line is a standalone read, unique to the author who wrote it, so you can dive into the Black Hills world wherever you want, such as right here. And hey, there’s a wedding and pre-wedding festivities in this one, so come join the love party!

JASMINE MOON’S one-month tour includes guest posts, author and character interviews, excerpts, spotlights and reviews, plus a Rafflecopter, e-gift card giveaway. See you there!🙂

Tour Schedule – 7/25/16 – 8/22/16

MONDAY, July 25:
* Guest Blog: “Jasmine Moon: Celia’s Top Ten Favorite Lines” – Urban Fantasy Investigations –>
* Review & Excerpt: The Reading Pile –>

TUESDAY, July 26:
* Spotlight & Review: Happy Tails and Tales Blog –>

WEDNESDAY, July 27:
* Spotlight: Share My Destiny –>

THURSDAY, July 28:
* Spotlight & Excerpt: Georgia Lyn Hunter’s Blog –>

FRIDAY, July 29:
* Author Interview: Literary Musings –>
* Review & Guest Blog: “Fun Facts About The Black Hills Wolves World” – Inner Goddess Forum –>

MONDAY, August 1:
* Spotlight & Review: The Silver Dagger Scriptorium –>

TUESDAY, August 2:
* Spotlight & Excerpt: Marianne Willis Author –>
* Spotlight & Excerpt: Dena Garson – Real… Hot… Romance –>

WEDNESDAY, August 3:
* Review & Author Interview: The Book Junkie Reads… –>
* Spotlight & Excerpt: Making Merryn –>

THURSDAY, August 4:
* Spotlight & Excerpt: Roxanne’s Realm –>

FRIDAY, August 5:
* Guest Blog: “If I Were A Shifter…” – Hart’s Romance Pulse –>

MONDAY, August 8:
* Guest Blog: “Top 10 Fun Facts about the Hero & Heroine of Jasmine Moon” – Fang-tastic Books –>

TUESDAY, August 9:
* Spotlight & Excerpt: Mello and June, It’s a Book Thang –>

WEDNESDAY, August 10:
* Review: Romance Authors That Rock –>

THURSDAY, August 11:
* Spotlight & Excerpt: Houston Havens –>

FRIDAY, August 12:
* Spotlight & Excerpt: Sapphyria’s Book Reviews –>

MONDAY, August 15:
* Spotlight: A Night’s Dream of Books –>

TUESDAY, August 16:
* Spotlight & Excerpt: Lisa’s World of Books –>

WEDNESDAY, August 17:
* Character Interview & Review: Diane’s Book Blog –>
* Author Interview: Booklover Sue –>

THURSDAY, August 18:
* Spotlight & Excerpt: Ramblings of a Book Nerd –>

FRIDAY, August 19:
* Spotlight & Excerpt: Traci Douglass –>

SATURDAY, August 20:
* Guest Blog: “#WriteTip – Filter out the Filters!” Tara Quan –>

MONDAY, August 22:
* Review: Fantatical Paranormal Romantical –>
* Guest Blog: Jasmine Moon Soundtrack The Creatively Green Write at Home Mom –>
* Review: I Smell Sheep –>

Jasmine Moon by Celia Breslin book cover

Title: Jasmine Moon (stand-alone read)
Series: Black Hills Wolves
Author: Celia Breslin

Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Decadent Publishing
Date of Publication: June, 2016

Number of pages: 108
Word Count: 36,400

Cover Artist: Fiona Jayde

Tech mogul and workaholic wolf Evan Luparell has little time for distractions but takes a break for his brother’s wedding in South Dakota. When asked to escort another wedding attendee from the airport to Los Lobos, he agrees. Then he meets the curvy spitfire, and she ignores him.

Designer and wolf Mina Carver didn’t mean to be rude to the handsome, glowering man claiming to be her ride, but she was busy working. Now she must endure a ride to the Black Hills with the cranky but sexy dominant wolf. Unexpected mating energy sparks between them, but still—should she dismiss, or kiss him?

Kisses win and they agree upon a no-strings fling. But with each wedding activity throwing them together, and their powerful chemistry and mate compatibility complicating matters, can two workaholics truly have their fun then walk away?

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Spotlight on #Romance: Not Over Yet by Amber Belldene

Hello Dear Readers!
Amber Belldene, my writing pal and author of one of my favorite vampire series – The Blood Vine Series – has a new release this month in Christian contemporary romance: NOT OVER YET, book #2 in her “Hot Under Her Collar” series. It’s heartwarming, funny, poignant, and *HOT*… Happy reading!🙂

Not Over Yet by Amber Belldene

Some people aren’t meant to have it all…

Three years ago, nanny Lily Yee enjoyed a passionate fling with her boss, the recently divorced and extremely eligible Eric Roche. Then the sexy surfer/CEO wanted more than she could give, and she fled to pursue her one true calling—the priesthood.

Eric learned how to love from Lily and wanted to build a happy family with her. But she walked away without explanation, leaving him angry, confused, and…fine, he’ll admit it, occasionally a little desperate for her.

When a crisis in her church leads Lily back into Eric’s arms, his heart calls to her as strongly as the priesthood. He’ll do anything to win her back, but she knows she’s not cut out to juggle a family and a career. She needs to let him go again soon, but she can’t deny they’re not over yet.

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Learn More About the Story

“WHY I WROTE A POC HEROINE IN NOT OVER YET” by Amber Belldene

About Amber Belldene

Amber Belldene grew up on the Florida panhandle, swimming with alligators, climbing oak trees and diving for scallops…when she could pull herself away from a book. As a child, she hid her Nancy Drew novels inside the church bulletin and read mysteries during sermons — an irony that is not lost on her when she preaches these days.

Amber is an Episcopal Priest and student of religion. She believes stories are the best way to explore human truths. Some people think it is strange for a minister to write romance, but it is perfectly natural to her, because the human desire for love is at the heart of every romance novel and God made people with that desire. She lives with her husband and two children in San Francisco.

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New Paranormal #Romance Release: Tangled Sin by Georgia Lyn Hunter

Hi Everyone!

My writing pal, author Georgia Lyn Hunter, has a new release to add to your summer reading list. Enjoy!🙂

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A note from Georgia Lyn:

I’ve been creating stories from the moment I could string two words together. No matter the tale, it always has romance woven through them. Yes, I’m a hopeless romantic. When I’m not writing or plotting new books, I like to read, travel, paint, or troll flea markets where I usually buy things I might never actually use because they’re so pretty. After working in a few jobs (all art related), a chosen career as a fashion designer, then an art teacher, I finally found my passion nearly five years ago: writing. There really is no other job I’d rather do. Oh, and I hail from the beautiful country of South Africa, and currently live in the Middle East.

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Title: Tangled Sin
Author: Georgia Lyn Hunter
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release Date: July 6, 2016

In a world of encroaching darkness and carnal hunger, a deadly sin awakens…

Bound to a legacy he cannot escape, Riley is a demon unlike any other. With each passing century, his soul grows darker until the seductive trouble-magnet, Saia Sen-Grayson, stumbles into his path and throws his entire world off kilter. But danger has a way of finding him and destroying anything worthwhile in his life.

The biggest challenge in Saia’s life is evading her matchmaking socialite mother. Then she crashes into the sexiest man in her aunt’s building. One look into his striking green eyes and her fleeing days skid to a halt, except she gets more than she bargains in the sexy, tattooed bartender.

And neither can deny the burning attraction between them.

When his tainted past closes in on him, Riley’s forced to make the toughest decision ever to keep her safe. Then Saia’s is hauled by a deadly adversary into his dark and treacherous world of Stygia—a place of old betrayals. Now Riley must face his past and accept his future in order to save the woman who belongs to him. And nothing will stop him from claiming her, least of all Saia herself.

But danger comes in many forms and the one least expected might be the sin that seals their fates once and for all…

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EXCERPT

Did the bastard really want to die?

Riley snagged a shot glass and filled the ordered green poison. With Satire’s jam-packed from the rush of tourists, it was the only thing nailing his feet to the floor from an all out fight.

He had another damn tail on him! And this one was brave enough to sit in his bar and eyeball him for the past hour.

In this world, his kind tended to blend in with mortals and usually kept below the radar for a simpler life. But not this asshole. He had no idea he was dancing with death right now.

Already on edge, his body wound tight as restlessness clawed at his psyche, Riley sent the absinthe sliding toward the demon down the counter. The male grabbed the thing and tossed it back like water.
The demon’s human girlfriend leaned against his arm and peered at Riley beneath her lashes. He met her sultry stare as he readied a line of shooters for a noisy trio of college kids.

Oh, yeah, his looks and badass rep were the perfect draw, got him the females. So easy to accept her invite but he wasn’t interested in a quick backroom bang.

He was in need of something violent. Bloody.

A dark haze stole into his mind, knowing his damn past would never leave him alone. His fingers clenched. A loud shatter, and glass rained onto the scoured wooden counter. Blood and vodka ran over his hand, drenching the crystal fragments.

“Rile-man, you okay there?”

A six foot two hulking tattooed male with a buzz cut, appeared at his side. Zacarias. His friend, manager and sometimes bouncer.

A terse nod. He looked up from his bleeding hand, his gaze colliding with those of his watcher.

Anger unleashed, he scaled the counter in movements too fast for human eyes and was across the floor in seconds. Grabbing the dark-haired demon by his shirt, Riley shoved him against the red brick wall. “Why the fuck are you on my ass again? Do you want to die?”

All the demon guards hounding him in recent months were seriously pissing him off. No matter how many he sent back to the Dark Realm wounded or dead, more just took their place.

This idiot didn’t even try to fight back. His gaze grew languid, his smile seductive. “No. But I know what I do want,” he purred, walking his fingertips up Riley’s chest.

The haze turned red. Riley slammed his fist into the demon’s gut. The male squeaked in pain. Startled gasps erupted from the customers. Before he could get in another shot, someone grabbed his arm and yanked him off the cowering demon, who hurriedly slunk away.

“What the hell’s wrong with you?” Zac snapped. “You want to draw notice, you’re sure going about it the right way. So the guy came on to you, it never drove you homicidal before.”

Riley elbowed Zac off. Not a guard—not a damn guard! He’d hit an innocent demon—one of those docile Otiums who’d escaped the tyranny of the Dark Realm for a better life here. Fuck, fuck, fuck!

“Get your damn self together,” Zac growled. “You don’t want to start an all-out fight in the bar. Go walk the streets, find something outside to kill, and cool the crap off.”

Breathing hard, Riley walked out of the bar and into the crowded street, the familiar reek of seafood enclosing him. Avoiding the noisy tourists and drunks loitering about, he cut through the back alleys in the French Quarter, rife with the stench of decaying waste, and headed for his apartment a few blocks away.

Unable to expend the rage roiling inside him, he pulled out his cell phone from his pocket and made a call. A female answered.

“See you in ten.” He rang off.

Pandora was one of the few humans who knew what he was. She didn’t want the ties either, just some fun time, and she was the perfect submissive when he needed that edge. Tonight, he was definitely in the mood for something darker.

A moment later, the sounds of a roaring V8 engine split the silence. A blood-red Corvette Stingray came to a squealing halt in front of his building, the acrid burn of rubber stinking up the night air.

He scowled. “Damn maniacal drivers!”

The door flung open. A petite, but curvy female jumped out and flipped back yards of wavy, inky-black hair, giving him a tantalizing glimpse of her face. Her tan skin revealing her mixed-race ethnicity, her lush mouth flattened in a tight line.

Cursing, she kicked the tire then pressed her cell phone back to her ear. “I swear, Zayn, if you tell Mother you spoke to me, I will personally call all your girlfriends and tell them they aren’t the one…” She laughed evilly. The light, raspy sound grazed his senses with an unexpected sensuality, and had him slowing to a halt in the shadows.

“Yeah, that’s me, spawned from the devil, but Daddy wouldn’t appreciate the comparison…” She listened then snorted, impatiently pushing back her heavy fall of hair. “Liz loves me like her own. Stop complaining and tell Mother you haven’t seen me because I’m not coming to another boring party… Who?— Why would I care if Piers is back in town, he’s your friend…”

She marched alongside her car, hip-bumped the door closed as she listened, the streetlight casting a soft glow over her irate features. “Yes-yes, I’m always careful…” Despite her tart response, she cut a quick look around.

Riley stilled as her dark gaze skimmed past him then darted back to the spot where he allowed his form to blend in with the shadowy trees, the cover of night his camouflage. A frown marred her smooth brow.
She sensed him? How, he had no idea. Obviously, all her senses were in working order.

The faint reek of decaying swamp and sulfur drifted to him. Riley narrowed his gaze. They weren’t alone. And this little human probably couldn’t smell the bile-inducing stench of evil—had no idea how close to danger she truly was.

He willed her to get back in her car and leave. She did nothing of the sort. Instead, she popped the trunk, tugged out a large suitcase, and dumped it on the sidewalk. Then she sat on the thing and continued her call as if basking in the Maldives.

Un-flippin-believable!

Him, she sensed, but the evil drawing closer just flowed over her pretty little head.

For hell’s sake, did she not get a whiff of the damn stink?

 

New #BlackHillsWolves #romance Release: JASMINE MOON

Hi Everyone!

I’m pleased to announce the June release of my latest Black Hills Wolves story, JASMINE MOON! ::happy dance:: The official book tour (with gift card giveaway) starts in late July. In the meantime, here are the details. Enjoy!

Jasmine Moon by Celia Breslin book cover

Title: Jasmine Moon
Series: Black Hills Wolves
Number: 49 (*STAND-ALONE READ*)
Author: Celia Breslin

Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Decadent Publishing
Date of Publication: June 3, 2016

Number of pages: 113
Word Count: 36,000

Tech mogul and workaholic Wolf Evan Luparell has little time for distractions but takes a break for his brother’s wedding in South Dakota. When asked to escort another wedding attendee from the airport to Los Lobos, he agrees. Then he meets the curvy spitfire, and she ignores him.

Designer and Wolf Mina Carver didn’t mean to be rude to the handsome, glowering man claiming to be her ride, but she was busy working. Now she must endure a ride to the Black Hills with the cranky but sexy Dominant Wolf. Unexpected mating energy sparks between them, but still—should she dismiss, or kiss him?

Kisses win and they agree upon a no-strings fling. But with each wedding activity throwing them together, and their powerful chemistry and mate compatibility complicating matters, can two workaholics truly have their fun then walk away?
 
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Let’s Eat! Blog Hop & #Giveaway, June 1 – 15, 2016

Let's Eat blog hop, June 1 - 15, 2016

Hi Everyone!

The fantastic fabulous Audra Middleton has masterminded a fun blog hop with a grand prize giveaway! Participating authors provide you with recipes for some tasty treats and loads of fun. I’ve included a book giveaway with my recipe (multiple winners! details below!). Enjoy…🙂

Cookie Time

This recipe (which I’ve shared before in the blogosphere because…delicious!!) is used by a fabulous baker in my Black Hills Wolves stories: the baker is Mrs. Carson, the aunt of my hero Jake, from Under A Mating Moon. Everyone in Los Lobos loves Mrs. Carson’s Snickerdoodles, especially Darci, the heroine of Diamond Moon.

Snickerdoodles
(Recipe compliments of my grandmother)

1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup margarine, butter, or shortening (my grandmother uses shortening)
1 – 2 tsp. vanilla (grandmother uses 1 more often than 2)
2 eggs
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. cream of tartar
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
2 Tbsp. sugar
2 Tbsp. cinnamon

1. Preheat oven to 400 F.
2. In a small bowl, mix the tablespoons of sugar and cinnamon. Set aside.
3. Mix together margarine (or butter or shortening), sugar, vanilla, eggs.
4. Combine flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, salt. Add to wet ingredients.
5. Form one-inch or 1 1/4 inch balls, and roll balls in sugar/cinnamon mixture.
6. Place on ungreased cookie sheet, cook for 8 – 10 minutes.
7. Remove from sheet and cool on cookie rack.
8. Eat. All. The. Cookies! ☺

Celia’s Let’s Eat! Blog Hop Giveaway: Summer Reads!

My office bookshelf is overflowing with fun reads, and I’d like to share some of them with you! To enter my print book giveaway, leave a comment below. The Tech Wizards at Random.org will pick the winners for the books listed below (in the order listed). Also, every commenter will receive a free e-copy of Paranormal Introductions, Volume I (.pdf only), a collection of first chapters by several paranormal fiction authors.

IMPORTANT NOTE:
* Print book giveaway is United States only (snail mail, USPS).
* E-book giveaway is International (hurray for email!).

What to comment: tell us your favorite cookie or summer treat; share a link to a recipe; or, simply say hello!🙂

Pictures of books in giveaway: Reflected in You, Nightwalker, Dead Witch Walking, The Mark of the Tala, Angry Young Spaceman, Heart of Stone, The Time Traveler's Wife
Books in giveaway:

  • Reflected in You, by Sylvia Day
  • Nightwalker, by Jocelynn Drake
  • Dead Witch Walking, by Kim Harrison
  • The Mark of the Tala, by Jeffe Kennedy
  • Angry Young Spaceman, by Jim Munroe
  • Heart of Stone, by Debra Mullins
  • The Time Traveler’s Wife, by Audrey Niffenegger

Celia’s Print Book Winners! 6/24/16

  • Audra: Nightwalker, Angry Young Spaceman
  • ELF: Reflected In you, Heart of Stone
  • Olga: Time Traveler’s Wife
  • Liz: Dead Witch Walking, Mark of the Tala

But wait, there’s more!🙂 Enter the Let’s Eat Grand Prize Rafflecopter Giveaway for an Amazon gift card and e-books!

Celia’s Let’s Eat book giveaway ends 12:00AM PDT, Wednesday, JUNE 22, 2016. Celia’s winners will announced here by EOD Friday, JUNE 24, 2016. Audra’s Rafflecopter Grand Prize Giveaway ends June 30, 2016.

Keep Hopping: Visit Pippa Jay!

My writer pal Pippa Jay is your next stop on the hop. Follow this link for her fun post –>!

And here’s the Let’s Eat! Blog Hop Main Page to access the full list. –>

Who’s Your Hero? #Giveaway Hop, May 8 – 18, 2016

Who's Your Hero

Hello Dear Readers,

The fantastic folks at “herding cats & burning soup” bring you another wonderful, giveaway blog hop!

This month, 30+ participating authors and bloggers celebrate the men and women (and animals, too!) that rock a uniform–whichever uniform that may be. Military, Police, Firefighter, and all others who serve and protect. So…Who’s Your Hero? Stop by each blog for a giveaway and to find out who OUR favorite fictional and real life heroes are…

Celia’s Real Life Heroes

Two of my family members were in the military. My father was in the air force and my uncle was in the navy. Thank you Dad, and Uncle J, for your dedication and service!

Celia’s Fictional Heroes

I like military romance and two authors are on my must-read list in this genre: Laura Kaye and Heather Long. Both women write deep, brave, heart-wrenching characters that suck you into their world and make you root for them to achieve their HEA.

So, who’s your hero? Feel free to share in the comment section below! 🙂

Celia’s Who’s Your Hero Giveaway

Enter my Rafflecopter Giveaway for (1) $5 e-gift card from Amazon.com US.

Celia’s Rafflecopter Giveaway Page –>

Celia’s e-gift card giveaway ends 12:00AM PDT, Thursday, May 19, 2016. Celia’s ONE winner will be chosen by Saturday, May 21, 2016 via Rafflecopter/random.org and announced here by EOD Saturday, May 21, 2016.

Keep Hopping!
Follow this link to access more blogs with hero posts and giveaways!
Who’s Your Hero Giveaway Hop’s main page –>

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