Hello Dear Readers,
Fellow Champagne Books author Kay Latour is here today with a new paranormal romance release for your TBR. Read on for details and an excerpt!
Title: Witch on Parole (Book 1)
All Bryn ever wanted was to fit in, to be one of the respected professional thieves and never practice the magic that destroyed her mother. But her dreams crashed and cremated when she was captured on her first thieving mission. Incarcerated and paroled two months later, Bryn snatches at the chance of a new life.
But her corrupt parole officer won’t let her. He has every intention of using her magic to suit his own dark plans. She finds herself wedged between a rock and a jail cell. Doing what he wants will cost her freedom and her newfound family. If she tells on him—no one will believe her. He’s a respected supernatural corrections officer and she’s—just a WITCH ON PAROLE.
Kay Latour resides in Ottawa, Canada’s capital city, with her Techie Wizard husband and two built-in-alarm-system Chihuahua’s. She is a self proclaimed geek and bookworm. She loves fantasy, paranormal and science fiction stories in book, TV or movie form. She patiently waits for the return of the science fiction series FIREFLY. Brown coats forever!
Early on she found out that her elementary school library contained amazing books like Grimm’s Fairy Tales, Hans Christian Anderson’s Fairy Tales and Greek myths. The stories within spoke of goblins, witches, fairies, deities, giants and all manner of magical folk! Incredible! It struck a spark in her brain and stoked her imagination. From that time on she gravitated to any type of fantasy, mythology, science fiction or paranormal book she could get her hands on.
Now that Kay’s two children have reached ‘the age of reason’ she has time to write her own stories. 🙂
Hello Dear Readers!
It’s time for a spicy treat, brought to you by author Anna Del Mar. Please enjoy this spotlight and review of her new release, and be sure to enter her book tour giveaway (details and link below). Bon appétit!
Title: Beyond The Rules
Author: Anna Del Mar
Genre: Erotic Romance
Publisher: Anna Del Mar
Date of Publication: August 15, 2017
Word Count: 113,000 words
Cover Artist: Mayhem Cover Creations
A brilliant hacker fleeing for her life runs straight into the arms of a trio of ex-SEALs bound by a sacred, battle-forged pact, men who have agreed to share everything…including her.
When Nina Leon crash-lands in the rugged mountains of Montana, she’s fleeing from a deadly enemy and a painful past, desperately searching for the legendary hacker who can help her defeat the ruthless terrorist stalking her. Instead, she’s rescued by three brave ex-SEALs who will do anything in their power to protect her.
Tanner Vazquez, Aiden Black, and Balthazar Flint live by a pact forged in battle and signed with blood. It’s a bond that has saved their lives more than once. They’re committed to watching each other’s back and sharing everything.
As different as they are, Nina hits all their buttons. They agree. She’s the one they’ve been waiting for.
But Nina’s not looking to commit to anyone. She doesn’t believe in love. Her life has made her the ultimate skeptic. Lust? Yes. Sex? Absolutely. Love? What a crock.
Protecting Nina is gonna be hard enough. But convincing Nina to stay, fulfilling her sexual fantasies and getting this brilliant hacker to trust and love them—all three of them—for good?
That’s gonna be a hell of a mission.
I love a good nerd love story, and this one packed a lot of wonderful punch.
The story opens with a plane crash, dropping us right in the middle of the action. As inciting incidents go, I was instantly hooked. After Nina, our computer nerd/hacker heroine, crash lands in the middle of nowhere, aka on the property owned by our three sexy heroes, we’re treated to a show of her character—brave, tough, smart—and witness a believable First Meet with Tanner, the first of the three men to come to her rescue. Del Mar gives us a credible amount of attraction the two feel for each other, given the emergency situation, before the other two men arrive on the scene. No spoilers here, but know that, as the story progresses, you’ll be treated to three distinct romance threads for Nina with each man. The unique relationship she forms with each man, both in and out of the bedroom, is a real page-turner. And the sexy scenes, are hot, hot, hot!
In addition to a well-drawn romance plot, we’re treated to an equally well-crafted suspense plot, bringing a nice layer of tension to the story. At times, I felt like I was watching an excellent action movie, particularly at the story’s climax (sorry, no spoilers here). Another plus: each character has his/her own hang-ups to overcome. Watching them dealing with their inner and outer demons (including PTSD, an ex-wife, a battle injury, etc.) while navigating their one-on-one relationships and group relationship made for riveting reading.
To sum up, Beyond The Rules is sensual and sincere and sweet, and a good addition to any romance reader’s TBR list. This is the first book I’ve read by Anna del Mar, and I’ll be back for more.
The first two chapters of Beyond The Rules are available here –>:
About the Author
Amazon Bestselling author Anna del Mar writes hot, smart romances that soothe the soul, challenge the mind, and satisfy the heart. Her stories focus on strong heroines struggling to find their place in the world and the brave, sexy, kickass heroes who defy their limits to protect the women they love.
A Georgetown University graduate, Anna enjoys traveling, hiking, skiing, and the sea. Writing is her addiction, her drug of choice, and what she wants to do all the time. The extraordinary men and women she met during her years as a Navy wife inspire the fabulous heroes and heroines at the center of her stories.
When she stays put—which doesn’t happen very often—she splits her time between Colorado and Florida where she lives with her indulgent husband and a very opinionated cat.
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Hello Dear Readers!
I have a spicy treat for you today, compliments of author Sionna Fox. Please enjoy this spotlight and review of her new release, and be sure to enter her book tour giveaway (details and link below). Enjoy! 🙂
Title: Dark Rooms
Author: Sionna Fox
Genre: Erotic Romance
Publisher: Boroughs Publishing Group
Date of Publication: 27 July 2017
Word Count: 40,000 words
Cover Artist: Boroughs Publishing Group
When they met on Friday night, he dominated her. When he walks into her photography classroom on Wednesday morning, the question is, who’s in charge.
NO SAFE WORDS
Women beg Wes Oliver to dominate them in darkness. In the light, he’s finally getting his life back on track. College is priority number one—until he finds his new professor is the delicious Sub who ran out on him last weekend, a brilliant and mature beauty nothing like the girls who usually kneel before him. Suddenly, this is no longer just about pleasure. This is about his heart.
Aimee Eastman has rules. Rules for herself. Rules for her college photography students. Rules for the partners she submits to at private BDSM house parties. Then the hot young Dom who topped her last weekend walks into her classroom and all boundaries fly out the window—or would if she could just give up control. Like she wants. Like she needs. Then she and Wes might share forever.
DARK ROOMS hooked me from the first page, where our hero and heroine, Wes and Aimee, meet at a private, BDSM party. Instant attraction leads to negotiation leads to a sensual first encounter for our budding lovebirds. This opening scene played well and had me eager to turn e-pages.
From there, Fox adds some fun layers of conflict to impact the potential relationship. First, Aimee is older and wants commitment-free hook-ups; Wes is younger and looking for a committed partner. Second roadblock: she’s one of his college teachers. Oops! While our hero doesn’t mind the teacher-student issue, our heroine does. And what’s worse, they both have some past relationship baggage to overcome. Wes is better at this than Aimee and ready to help her stop letting her past define and ruin her future. Yay, Wes!
In addition to a believable and entertaining romance arc, Fox provides interesting settings. Aimee’s two gay BFFs (fun secondary characters), throw the invite-only private parties in their lovely home, chock-full of kink equipment. Nice visuals. The other backdrop, the photography classroom and its dark room, provide Wes and Aimee opportunities to up the sexual tension in their budding relationship. I enjoyed this immensely, along with Aimee cursing like the proverbial “trucker”, and the occasional Princess Bride reference.
To sum up, Dark Rooms is a fun, kinky, sexy fast read, and a “yes” for your TBR list. Enjoy!
Here are a few excerpts to whet your reading appetite.
About the Author
Sionna Fox has been writing stories her whole life. Her first book was about dinosaurs, and according to her mother, it was adorable. Sionna was late to the romance game, but hasn’t looked back since picking up the habit and firmly believes romance novels can save your life. She lives in New England with her very patient husband and a very put-upon dog.
Enter Sionna Fox’s Tour Giveaway –> for a chance at $15 worth Boroughs Bucks (2 winners).
Hope you’re having a fabulous summer! I’ve been busy with family road trips up and down the West Coast US (picture: Mt. Shasta, snowed over in summer), finishing up the third novel in my Tranquilli Bloodline Series, editing, and making a dent in my massive To-Be-Read list.
As of July, I’ve joined the fabulous authors of the Decadent Divas blog team! Check out my post for this month for some great summer reads in contemporary romance!
Like to listen to books? Two of my Black Hills Wolves novels are now available in audio, wahoo!
Human-wolf hybrid Darci Diamond spends every full moon locked in auntie’s basement in Southern Oregon. Her excruciating shifts terrify her, the last one causing her heart to stop beating. Seeking a cure, she journeys to Los Lobos.
Ross Luparell returns to the struggling Tao pack, using his millions made in the tech industry to build homes for pack families in need. He never imagined he would also find his one true mate. But when a hybrid with the biggest green eyes he’s ever seen lands on his doorstep in the middle of a wicked summer storm, there’s no denying it. She’s the one.
She wants a normal human life, free from pain-filled shifts. He won’t give up on her Wolf, and will do whatever it takes to help her accept her true nature. But can he convince her to trust him with her heart?
British Alpha wolf Jake Marsden spends his days among humans, pursuing a lucrative music career and avoiding his pack’s politics. When his DJ tour takes him to the US, he stops in Los Lobos and runs into the one Wolf he never wants to see again—the mate who rejected his claim.
Free-spirited Lexi Luparell is shocked to encounter the Wolf she’d denied when they were teens. Now she must face her guilt for the cruel way she spurned him all those years ago, make amends, and admit the truth. Jake was right all along—they’re meant to mate.
Jake dates only human women now. Lexi had her shot at being his mate and threw it away. But when her life is threatened, he may have to rethink his position and do whatever it takes to claim his one true mate.
Hello Dear Readers!
I’m pleased to welcome Susannah Sandlin back to my blog. Please enjoy this spotlight with excerpt for her new release, and be sure to enter her tour giveaway (details and link below). 🙂
Author: Susannah Sandlin
Series: Penton Legacy, #5
Genre: Paranormal Romance / Urban Fantasy
Date of Publication: July 11, 2017
Number of pages: Approx. 330
Cover Artist: Kim Killion
Nik wants to escape his family curse. Shay wants to change the world. Together, they are the only hope to save the vampires of Penton.
He came to Penton seeking peace. Nik Dimitrou joined the Army to escape his family legacy, only to have his psychic abilities exploited as a weapon. Now, as a civilian, he turns to the bottle to veil the images that haunt his mind whenever he touches anyone—except vampires. With them, he has finally found a home. But as Penton, Alabama, moves into open warfare with the Vampire Tribunal, Nik finds himself a linchpin in the deepening conflict, not to mention facing a transformation in his own body more frightening than anything he’s encountered before.
She wanted to change the world. Shay Underwood watched her Peace Corps parents move from one third world country to another—until both died following an outbreak of fever. Driven to her own career in tropical medicine, Shay works in New Orleans to cure the disease that killed her parents—until a careless weekend outing draws her into a world far more dangerous than the diseases she studies: a vampire society engaged in human trafficking and on the verge of all-out war.
Two cities, two strangers, one world. With Penton rebellion leader Aidan Murphy making risky choices and chief vampire lieutenant Mirren Kincaid forced to take a leadership role in Penton, it will fall to two outsiders, Nik and Shay, to find a way for the town—and themselves—to survive in this much-anticipated conclusion to the multiple award-winning Penton Legacy series.
About the Author
Susannah Sandlin writes award-winning paranormal romance, including the popular Penton Legacy series for Montlake Romance, and romantic suspense and thrillers, including two series, The Collectors and Wilds of the Bayou, also for Montlake. Writing as Suzanne Johnson, she writes the Sentinels of New Orleans urban fantasy series for Tor Books. Suzanne grew up in Alabama halfway between the Bear Bryant Museum and Elvis’s birthplace and lived in New Orleans for fifteen years, so she has a refined sense of the absurd and an ingrained love of college football and fried gator on a stick. She currently lives in Auburn, Alabama, where she is a full-time author who does copy editing on the side through Reedsy.com.
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Hello Dear Readers,
Fellow Champagne Books author Keith Willis is here today with a new fantasy release for your beach/summer reads TBR. Read on for details and an excerpt!
Title: Desperate Knight (Book 2)
No time… No plan… No options…
Morgan McRobbie and Lady Marissa duBerry swing back into swashbuckling action, facing old enemies, new threats, and a diabolical conspiracy. Not to mention a more personal battle, one with hearts and pride at stake.
As the pair escorts Prince Robert to the dwarf king’s court, a fiendish scheme is unfolding, intended to hurl men and dwarves into a devastating war. Morgan ends up sidetracked by a kidnapped dwarf and a centuries-old feud, while a mysterious wizard’s revelations shake Marissa to her core, throwing into question everything she thought she knew about her past and future. And the advent of a rival for Marissa’s affections threatens any hope of a happy ending—if they survive.
Once again the desperate knight and indomitable damsel must hazard everything on a single throw of the dice, gambling on untested allies and unimagined weapons to save their world. And the odds have never been worse.
Keith W. Willis graduated (long ago) with a degree in English Lit from Berry College, Georgia. He now lives in the scenic Hudson Valley/Adirondack region of NY with his wife Patty. Keith is certain those rumbling noises attributed to Henry Hudson’s crew are really just the dragons grumbling. He began writing seriously in 2008, when the voices in his head got too annoying to ignore. When he’s not making up stories he manages a group of database content editors at a global information technology firm. TRAITOR KNIGHT (Champagne Books) is his first published novel, and has won awards for both fantasy and romance. The second book in the Knights of Kilbourne series, DESPERATE KNIGHT, is slated for a summer 2017 release.
Hello Dear Readers!
Greetings from the writing cave! I hope this blog post finds you having a wonderful and relaxing summer, full of abundant time for beach reading. 🙂 I’ve been hard at work writing ORIGINS, the final installment in the Tranquilli Bloodline Series trilogy. The rough draft is done, hurray! ::happy dance::
As I wander into the editing cave in July, I’ll also be here on the blog with book news, spotlights, parties, and general summer fun. First up, I have a Facebook party for you! And yes, there are prezzies. 🙂
Please join me on Saturday, 7/1 for the Fun In The Sun Book Party sponsored by my publisher, Champagne Books, along with Crimson Frost Books and Literary Wanderlust!
The party lasts all weekend so you can meet and chat with many authors, including me. Enjoy games, trivia, chitchat, and of course, chances to win free reads and more! I’ll be there at 11 AM Pacific (aka 1 PM CT, 2 PM ET) with my Tranquilli Bloodline vampires plus giveaways.
Visit the Fun In The Sun Facebook event page and click “going” to join the party!
See you tomorrow!
Hello Dear Readers,
Fellow Decadent Pub author Lea Bronsen has a hot, new, dark, romantic suspense novel for you! Read on for details and an excerpt. Take it away, Lea!
Hi, and thank you for hosting my new dark romantic suspense!
Fiery 10-16 is a scorching firefighter story of desire, abuse, and bravery.
Title: Fiery 10-16
Runo Wiggins is a scarred man, the wounds etched into his psyche deeper than those on his skin. But he loves his job: fighting fires helps reenact his survival of a house fire as a teen, one that killed his mother and brutal stepfather.
Dawn Caravello is married to a psychotic drunk. She can take his beatings as long as he doesn’t touch their children, and she’ll do anything to put food on the table, even if it means stealing from the town hero.
When Runo meets the fiery Dawn, sparks fly. But he suspects she is victim of the same abuse as his mother was. As day turns to night, the past and the present blend in an exhausting, nerve-wrecking chase to prevent another death.
I like my reads hot, fast, and edgy, and strive to give my own stories the same intensity. After venturing into dirty inner-city crime drama with my debut novel Wild Hearted, I divide my writing time between psychological thriller, romantic suspense, and erotic dark/contemporary romance.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day, Dear Readers!
Award-winning author Angela Quarles has a new release for you today, her first ever contemporary romance! Read on for details and two excerpts!
Title: To Score Or Not To Score, part of boxed set, Some Like It Geek
About To Score Or Not To Score
One blind date. One case of mistaken identity. One Navy SEAL faced with his high school crush. What could go wrong?
Holy cow, my blind date is rawr-hot. Everything in me aches to explore more with this man, but I can’t. I’ve got too much on the line professionally, with me starting at my new medical practice on shaky ground. But I can’t deny that I want the sex. A fling is perfect. Bonus—I will prove my idiot ex-boyfriend wrong. I’m not cold.
Or Not to Score…
Once she mistakes me for her blind date, my plan is clear. Be this Rick the Lawyer she thinks I am. And for the space of this coffee date, talk to the only woman who’s ever made me feel any spark outside of combat. Best case scenario, I get to be outside my skin—free to be whatever the hell I want. Worst case—she recognizes me as we chat. She’ll be pissed, call me an asshole, but it won’t be anything she hasn’t called me in the past, so… Win/Win?
Angela Quarles is a RWA RITA® award-winning and USA Today bestselling author of time travel and steampunk romance. Library Journal named her steampunk, Steam Me Up, Rawley, Best Self-Published Romance of 2015 and Must Love Chainmail won the 2016 RITA® Award in the paranormal category, the first indie to win in that category. Angela loves history, folklore, and family history and combined it with her active imagination to write stories of romance and adventure.
You’re cordially invited to “A Champagne Love Affair” Facebook party tomorrow – Saturday, February 25 – sponsored by Champagne Books! Meet and chat with romance authors, including me. Enjoy games, trivia, chitchat, and of course, chances to win free reads and more! I’ll be there at 3 PM Pacific (aka 5 PM CT, 6 PM ET) with my Tranquilli Bloodline vampires.
Visit A Champagne Love Affair’s Facebook event page and click “going” to join the party!
See you tomorrow!
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