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July 17, 2014

Author Spotlight for AMALIE SILVER


Amalie Silver resides in Minnesota with her husband, two toddlers, and German Short-haired Pointer, Saba. She consumes approximately three pots of coffee a day, and credits this for her survival over the past decade.

When not completely consumed in her writing, she can be found taking road trips to northern Minnesota, engaging in fierce Scrabble games, or reading a good book. She’s a sucker for all romance genres, literary fiction, and psychological fiction. 

Twitter: @AmalieSilver


1.       What do you think people will love most about your book? I wrote this book for the diehards. The authors, bloggers, and readers that don't miss a day in this industry. So I think that if you're on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, or any social media where you follow authors and bloggers, you'll find Word Play amusing. It's not a book that will emotionally drain you, or make you cry. This book is light-hearted, and perfect for when you need a break from the angst in our genre.

2.   Was this book hard to write? Amazingly enough, the first 30K blew by within a week. I didn't even think about it, I just wrote it. When I got to Lauren's POV, it got a lot trickier. If you've read the book then you know - there were a lot of points I had to make sure I connected, and I also had to rework a lot of lines that I thought might have pushed the envelope too far. Satire can be fun, but it's not easy. This entire book could very well upset some people who might not understand the humor of it. But overall, I've gotten a great response from this community. You all rock!

3. Who is the one Author you haven’t met that you would like to meet? Claire C Riley. Horror and Paranormal Author. Hands down. Not only for the way she writes, but also because she's one of my best friends. 

4. What do you have coming up in the future? I will be releasing a brand new novella in the anthology Nighttides. It's a NA romantic comedy about a college fast pitch softball player.  She undergoes quite a transformation from being tough and strong to soft and feminine.  It was a really fun story to write!

5. How do you balance life, family, kids, etc. and still manage to find time to write? It certainly isn't easy. I'm a stay at home mom of two. My son is autistic and requires extra time and effort in teaching. And my daughter is two - she just requires extra attention at all times! Ha! I'm lucky that my husband works out of our home, so if I need to make a deadline, or schedule a takeover, he can usually accommodate. But I'll admit I haven't mastered the control over my creative thoughts. When they come - I HAVE to write. It does make it tricky if a conference is scheduled, or my children need dinner. I've burned a few pancakes in the past two years. ;)



 Smut sells.

Michael Rourke learned this the hard way.

Struggling to make ends meet as a mystery writer, he sold his soul - and his pride - as he pedaled sex and lust writing under the pen name Christoph Strong.

No one knew he was the one behind the steamy stories on the bestsellers lists. And he planned to keep it that way.

Until he met her.

Monica Singer, an infamous blogger, is keen to discover the truth of his secret identity.

During a chance meeting at a book convention, Michael and Monica form an instant connection. And soon, an industry rivalry becomes something else entirely.

But as Michael starts to let his guard down, he doesn’t realize that the person he's learning to trust may be hiding secrets of her own.

Secrets that could ultimately destroy everything


Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LRZLLIC
Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00LRZLLIC?%2AVersion%2A=1&%2Aentries%2A=0








July 6, 2014

Author Spotlight for J.A. Melville



From my teenage years, all I wanted to do was become a writer one day. Even now as an adult woman with a partner and three children who are not so little anymore, I've always lived with my head in the clouds, a dreamer, often amusing myself with my own imagination.
It might have taken me awhile to live my dream, but I did it. Finally being able to call myself a published author. I can only hope that one day I will get to rub shoulders with the many talented writers out there who have kept me entertained with their wonderful stories over the years.
I live in a sleepy country town in Tasmania, Australia with my partner and three children plus our 6 cats, dog, sheep and cattle.
I've had to overcome many emotional obstacles along the way to get to this point and attempting to self publish a book does tend to make a person feel like they've thrown themselves in at the deep end of the pool some what, but here's hoping some of you actually like my stories and save me from drowning in the deep end of the pool as I probably forgot to mention, I can't swim.

J. A Melville.

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7177935.J_A_Melville
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/J-A-Melville-Author/231948546929659


1. What inspired you to be an Author?..........I have always loved to write, even as a child. I used to write short stories, poetry and I actually wrote Natasha's Awakening for a friend. It was only published after I was told I should. I guess fear of failure held me back for a long time too. I simply realised one day that I could try and maybe fail or live with the regret of never trying.
2. What character from your book would you most likely be friends with?.....Definitely Arissa  from the third book in my Passion series. She's a survivor of child abuse, same as myself. 
3. How do you pick the names of your characters in your books?.....I struggle with naming characters. Some names have come from friends suggesting them but I have been known to pull out the baby names book on more than one occasion. 
4. What do you have coming in the future?......The last couple of books in my Passion series but I've already started work on a new book for after the vampires. I also have the novella to finish that is the continuation of the bonus material at the end of Taming Eric.
5. How do you balance life, family, kids, work etc and still get your writing done?......I think the family would say I don't. I have been accused of being vague, forgetful and off with the fairies. I have to make sure I do the jobs around the house first or I can quickly become consumed with writing and everything else gets forgotten. To be honest if I'm totally wrapped up in what I'm writing, I'll just do the basics around the house. Still I haven't accidently killed any of the family yet.
6. What can readers do to help their favorite Authors?......Support them, buy their books, recommend their books. Word of mouth is a powerful thing. I have a group of ladies who are not only readers of my books but friends and I will gift them books or swag sometimes but some of my readers totally amaze me with their generosity, sending me food, chocolates, books, cards, even some beautiful home made gifts. 
 WARNING: THIS BOOK IS NOT SUITED FOR ANYONE UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE. IT CONTAINS FREQUENT SEXUALLY EXPLICIT CONTENT. IF THIS TYPE OF CONTENT OFFENDS YOU THEN PLEASE DO NOT PURCHASE THIS BOOK.

When Dominick Cavallo first saw Allegra Anderson, he knew instantly that she was the one for him. Unfortunately Allegra Anderson, best selling author of erotica and self confessed clutz, didn't know he even existed. That is about to change.
The night Allegra's house mate Cassie insists she come out clubbing with her is the night that fate intervenes.
From the moment Allegra sees Dominick, she's spellbound by his stunning good looks. His black hair, mesmerising blue eyes and the way he speaks to her has her captivated by him.
The night they meet Dominick disappears and Allegra thinks she will never see him again, but a week later he appears to her when she least expects it and she learns something about him that could change the way she feels about him forever. He is not human, he is vampire.
Dominick is different to the other vampires. He has no desire to live their lifestyle but they are a part of his life and they are not the kind that Allegra wishes to associate with but with the stunningly handsome, but terrifying Fabian as Dominick's sire and him also wanting Allegra for himself, can their relationship survive?
Will they end up driving them apart? Will Allegra be able to come to terms with what Dominick is and when something unexpected happens, that will change who she is forever, can their love survive?
With Allegra's discovery of her newly acquired 'abilities', will she survive those who are threatened by what she has become?
Dominick simply wants the woman he loves by his side for eternity but they have so much against them and with his sire determined to claim Allegra for himself, will it be enough to destroy their relationship?
This is book one of the Passion Series.
Book 2, Fabian's story is coming soon.

 
 Sirene Devereaux came to town when she was hired to do a job. She was looking for someone, a man, but no ordinary one. To hide her real reasons for being in town she got a job waitressing in a club, but Sirene was no waitress. Her real passion was singing and she dreamed of doing it for a job but she had a secret, she was a witch and the man she'd been sent to find was a vampire. It didn't take long for her to find somewhere to live, make friends and she didn't even have to track down who she was in town for, he found her. Fabian Sorensen wanted Sirene the moment he laid eyes on her but unfortunately she wasn't falling under his spell like most women did. When finally he has the opportunity to spend a night with her it didn't take long to discover things weren't right with her and in a fit of rage, he threw her out of his home and vowed he'd kill her. She was everything he hated, a witch and he was everything she couldn't trust, a vampire but despite numerous challenges that threaten their very lives they find themselves drawn to one another. Fabian has never cared about a woman in his life. They were nothing more than a source of blood and sex but something about Sirene got to him. She was worming her way in and for the first time in 600 years he was coming to care about someone other than himself. The question was could their relationship survive all that threatened to destroy it? Could a vampire and a witch truly find love?

June 22, 2014

Author Spotlight for Cory Cyr




I began writing music and poetry at an early age. My love of music became my sole focus, and I spent quite a few years as the lead singer for many local rock bands. In high school, I was fascinated with the macabre and started writing science fiction and horror stories so dark they earned me the nickname "Gory Cory."
After years of writing dark tales, I never thought in a million years my first two finished manuscripts would be Adult Romance.
I am a devout vegan as well as an animal lover. I collect antique weapons and crosses(I still have that dark-side).
My books are ALL ADULT 18+
Other books coming soon:
Reviving Haven
Acquiesce
You can find me:
Email: coyrcyr.author@gmail.com
Facebook: Author Cory Cyr
Twitter:@coryauthor
Pinterest & Goodreads

Q & A 
1.What inspired you to be an Author?
I began writing music when I was very young. Due to severe speech impairment, it was much more easy for me to write then speak.

2.Do you have a quirky thing you do when you are writing?
I make a story board and have photos of my muses everywhere in my house. Ginger root beer and vegan graham crackers are a must!

3.Who is the one Author you haven’t met that you would like to meet?
I would kill to meet Jodi Ellen Malpas. OMG I would die happy!

4.What do you have coming in the future?
I have my second book Reviving Haven coming on 7/31, Acquiesce 12/29, Shea's POV Novella 2/14/15 and untitled project(all of these books will be YOUNGER MAN/OLDER WOMAN themed)

5.Is there anything you would like to say to your fans?
 I am beyond grateful that readers have embraced Bite & Release and adore Shea. It's more than I ever hoped for.


 Ryan Chase left Fairbanks, Alaska, when she was 21 years old to pursue her dream of becoming an actress. Somewhere along the way her dreams of stardom crashed and burned, along with her life.

Thirteen years later she is forced to return to Fairbanks because her unforgiving and emotionally-distant father has suddenly died. Ryan seizes the opportunity to not only escape her abusive husband but to be able to attend her best friend's wedding. What could go wrong? It's only Fairbanks, Alaska...
While wishing she was anywhere but her father's funeral and wake, Ryan is struck senseless by a stunning, drop-dead gorgeous man. Her thoughts turn carnal and she desperately wants to know him in every way—and position—possible. There's only one problem...

He's the devil's spawn.
He's the one who marked her for life.
He's the kid she used to baby-sit.
And he's hotter than hell!

Shea Michaels has loved Ryan Chase for most of his life. After surviving an unspeakable childhood, he became a man of whom she could be proud of...if she ever came back.
Now that she's returned, Shea pursues her with a vengeance, undaunted by the thirteen year age difference that Ryan uses as the shield between them.

Confusion, guilt and lust bombard Ryan as she battles the memories of the little boy she used to know while still being drawn to the heart-stopping man he has become.

***18+ due to explicit sexual situations, graphic language and intense adult themes.

  Bite & Release


April 3, 2014

Author Spotlight for Devon Hartford


Devon Hartford
Author
  
Devon is a California boy to the core. He grew up on sunshine and the outdoors, which happens to be his favorite place to read a good book. Before turning his attention to writing novels, Devon worked as an illustrator in Hollywood for many years, drawing and painting everything from toy designs to feature films. His love of art and the city of San Diego are scattered throughout his recently completed romantic comedy trilogy “The Story of Samantha Smith.” Hard rock music is also a passion of Devon’s, and his next series will center around aspiring rock musicians living in Los Angeles.

AUTHOR STATEMENT

A lot of people ask me, "Why is a guy writing romance novels for women?" The answer is simple. Everyone falls in love. Even men. Imagine that. ;-)

But it goes deeper than that. I write romance to explore and understand my own emotions.

No matter what most guys say on the subject, emotions are a part of the human experience for women AND men. Guys who deny their emotions, especially the difficult ones like sadness, grief, loss, and hurt, are missing out on a big part of life. Everyone has emotional scars. It's impossible to make it from cradle to grave without getting banged up along the way. For all that pain, we can also heal ourselves.

My stories feature characters who are on a quest to heal their pain, and in the process, find love. We all know that a loving relationship can be a conduit for both partners to heal together. When that happens, it's truly a beautiful thing.

It's my hope that my readers can gain some perspective regarding their own emotional wounds, and perhaps heal in some small way by going through the emotional journey I went through while writing my stories.




 
Synopsis:

FEARLESS is the first in a completed trilogy of full length novels.
At the age of sixteen, Samantha Smith's innocence was shattered in the blink of an eye. She kept the pain to herself for three years, burying her terrible secret beneath black clothes and black makeup, afraid to tell anyone. The price for her silence was the loss of her happiness and all of her friends.
After moving from stuffy Washington D.C. to laid back San Diego, where Samantha is now a freshman at San Diego University, she is determined to find new friends and reclaim her optimistic spirit. Having thrown away her goth exterior, she hopes that her new sunny look will heal her wounds.
Dreaming of adventure, she wishes to escape the humdrum middle-class existence that has repressed her fiery nature for as long as she can remember. But her parents are pressuring her to major in Accounting because it's the safe thing to do. Samantha secretly considers ditching the business major to study Art, a choice that would horrify her parents if they ever found out.
When Samantha crosses paths with a troubled, handsome, tattoo-clad bad boy, her life spins into overdrive, and Samantha finds herself juggling more adventure than she ever dreamed possible.
CONTENT WARNING: Due to sexual situations and strong language, this novel may not be appropriate for readers under 18.

Synopsis:

Samantha and Christos ARE BACK!!!!

“I’ve never given my heart to anyone, agápi mou.
You are my first. And you will be my last.
You are my forever.”

- Christos Manos, in RECKLESS

Now that Samantha Smith has confronted the demons from her dark past in FEARLESS, she’s excited to jump into adulthood with newfound confidence and friends Romeo, Madison, and Kamiko.

Samantha passionately hopes that her dreams of becoming an artist are more than girlish fancy. All she has to do for them to come true is change her major from Accounting to Art. When she finally reveals her decision to her parents, they fly off the handle and take drastic action.

Christos Manos, the ultimate bad-boy boyfriend, is committed to staying by Samantha’s side, nurturing her and helping her discover her potential., no matter what obstacles are thrown in her way.

When Samantha’s life starts to unravel, Christos is the only person she can turn to for the emergency support she needs. But he’s fighting his own dark demons and tangled secrets he’s kept hidden from the beginning. Circumstances quickly spiral out of control, threatening to fracture their fledgling love beyond repair and steal Christos away from her permanently.

Samantha will be tested to the limits of her resilience, and must discover how truly Fearless she can be in the name of love.

WARNING!! The steam factor in RECKLESS will be significantly steamier than it was in FEARLESS


Synopsis:

At last! The exciting, steamy, action packed conclusion to the Story of Samantha Smith! PAINLESS follows Samantha through the remainder of her first year in college at sunny San Diego University.

Oh, and what about that hot hunk Christos Manos? When we last left him, his life balanced on the brink of disaster. What is going to happen to him?

You’ll have to read PAINLESS to find out!

Find out what happens to Samantha, Christos, Romeo, Kamiko, Madison, Jake, and everyone else in PAINLESS, the third and final volume of the series!

This book is full of surprises!!

WARNING!! Once again, the steam factor in PAINLESS is much higher than in FEARLESS (book 1), but similar to RECKLESS (book 2).
BUY LINKS:


FEARLESS

Amazon

Barnes & Noble

Kobo


RECKLESS

Amazon

Barnes & Noble

Kobo


PAINLESS

Amazon

Barnes & Noble

Kobo

March 28, 2014

Author Spotlight for JUSTINE ELVIRA



Justine Elvira is the author of The Price Series, Lawful Overdose, and Changing His Game, and Rough To Ride. Justine lives with her children and enjoys spending her free time with them. She is currently working on the follow up to Changing His Game titled Playing His Game. You can connect with Justine below:




 *Warning: This book is for mature readers ages 18 and up. It contains sex, sex, and more sex with a porn star. It briefly touches on M/F/M and M/F/F.

Adult Films. XXX Movies. Porn.

These are the kind of movies I've never planned to watch. It was a taboo topic where I grew up. As a kid I had only heard of it in passing. In middle school my parents would talk about my creepy uncle Frank and how he should look for a job instead of watching "those movies" all day. In High School boys thought it was funny to ask my friends and me to star in the amateur adult films they were making. In college most of my guy friends watched them, but I never had. When I moved to California that changed.

After surprising my fiancé at home and catching him screwing another woman, I hopped in my car and started driving. I was running away from my old life and I needed a change. I remembered my friend Tawny inviting me to visit her in Los Angeles, so that's where I went.

I didn’t find Tawny when I got there, but I did find her gorgeous roommate, Jared. Our friendship started out rough, but he gave me a place to stay and helped me get back on my feet. He became my best friend. My best friend who millions of women happened to lust over.

Jared plays by a different set of rules, where anything goes. His lifestyle is unlike anything I’ve ever witnessed before and it scares me. When you live your life on the edge, eventually you'll fall over. I didn't want to see that happen to him.

At night he’s just Jared, my Jared, and I’ll deny it to anyone who asks, but I’m completely in love with him. During the day he’s Brandon Boner, and the world is in love with him.

Oh yeah, did I mention he’s a porn star?


*Available at Amazon, B&Noble, Apple, and Smashwords.



"You deserve better than me. You deserve a man who is going to worship you, bow down at your feet. You deserve a man who doesn't fuck other women for a living."
~Jared/Brandon Boner





*This is released as a free ebook*

This isn't a full-length biker novel. You aren't going to get a love story, or an MC story with a beginning, middle, and end. This is a short story. 10,000+ words of a hot, sexy biker, and the woman he meets stranded on the road. It's sexy, lustful, and HOT. It's the fifteen-minute quickie every woman needs. So get on the back of Maverick's bike, and join him and Trixie on their sexy encounter.

*Recommended for 17+ for mature themes and content.














March 26, 2014

Author Spotlight for SARAH ROBINSON











Sarah Robinson is a native of the Washington, DC area and has both her Bachelors and Masters Degree in psychology while working as a mental health therapist with poor and homeless populations with severe mental illnesses as well as an advocate for a national cancer research foundation. 

Writing has been her hobby since high school and she has been published several times from poetry to short stories. Her blog features her latest poetic accomplishments at 
http://www.smallvoiceslargehearts.com/. 

Her first full length novel was Sand & Clay, debuting on September 6th, 2013, which will be followed up by a sequel coming out in 2014. Her second book, titled Tainted Bodies, is the first part of The Photographer Trilogy and came out January 1st, 2014. 

Her writing often concentrates on the complexity of love and emotions and the struggles of finding your destined path through life as well as overcoming life's tragedies and misfortunes. She combines psychological complexities and human emotions to create very real characters experiencing life in a very real way.

Much of her inspirations come from the lovely and spiritual love she shares with her new husband, Justin, and the emotions around falling head over heels in love with your soulmate. She and her new husband are also big animal rescue enthusiasts and have 14 pets as well as volunteering with multiple animal shelters and rescues. Her celebrity idol is Ellen Degeneres, she even named one of her dogs after her!


Author Links






Book Information –

Sand and Clay (Her Stolen Rock Star, #1)

Young New York socialite Caroline falls for a rock star bad boy Logan Clay, he's bad for her and she's bad for him (he has a fiancée after all). Against all reason and sanity, they know they belong together, but how can they make it work when time and fate seem to be completely against them? She was ready for love when he wasn't, but she moves on only to find that real love can't be replaced. Happy endings might not be for everyone...


*Links*


  
Tainted Bodies (The Photographer, #1)

Kate Jackson is listlessly floating through her life having no idea what or who she wants to be and burdened by the pains of her past. That is until she meets Derrick Kane. 

A whirlwind romance leads Kate to believe that Derrick is the answer to all her questions and the patch to heal all her wounds.

Derrick and Kate’s love is quickly tested as a shocking crime forces Kate to have to figure out how to take care of herself and leads her into a mystery that only Kate has the key to solve.

Can she catch an extremely dangerous criminal and keep the love between Derrick and her alive?


*Links*


  
Tainted Pictures (The Photographer, #2)

Cover Reveal March 18th; Release Date TBA (late April, early May)

Kate Jackson had no idea who she was until she met Derrick Kane and their whirlwind romance turned out to be the everything she needed to build a future and heal her past. 

But a shocking crime leads Kate to uncover the work of an extremely dangerous serial killer, notoriously called “The Photographer” due to his penance for taking pictures of his victims. 

Derrick continues to work to gain back Kate’s trust and to find The Photographer as Kate builds new friendships and finds new skills. 

Can she catch The Photographer and learn to trust Derrick again?


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