Thursday, August 28, 2014

Fly by T.A. Foster Release Day


Happy Release Day to T.A. Foster and Fly!



Not everyone’s good at one-night stands. Skye Stephens has the worst day of her professional career, and all she wants to do is shed her power suit and get lost in the sheets with the hot guy she met at the bar. The problem is, this uptight ad exec doesn’t know how to do one-night stands. She has strict rules about dating and when to let a man in her bedroom. Fighter pilot Ben “Bolt” Hardcastle is used to lovin’ and leavin’. But, after he meets Skye, one night doesn’t seem to be enough. When these two crash-land into each other, a connection strong enough to make the loner pilot and the sexy businesswoman shed their rules about love and relationships begins to burn deeper than either of them ever expected.






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TAFosterT.A. Foster met, fell in love with, and married her own Marine fighter pilot. Through deployments, trainings, and sometimes living oceans apart, their own love story continues every day. She grew up catching rays and waves along the North Carolina Outer Banks and now resides in the state with her husband, two children, and two canine kiddos. T.A. has an undergraduate degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a graduate degree in Educational Psychology from Texas A&M University. When she’s not chasing her two-legged and four-legged children or trying to escape for date night, you can find her reading, writing, or planning her next beach trip. Author Links: Blog: Twitter: Facebook: Author Goodreads: Blogger Button

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Fated 5 Bundle Release!

The Fated 5 have come together to bring you a collection of five steamy new adult urban fantasies about sacrifice, second chances, destiny and love against all odds.
With fan favorites from new adult and urban fantasy bestsellers Rachael Wade, Nikki Jefford, Stacey Marie Brown, Alyssa Rose Ivy and Heather Hildenbrand.

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Amaranth by Rachael Wade – Camille moves to Southern Louisiana to escape her abusive past, not expecting to fall in love and plummet into the world of Amaranth, a place of exile for reformed vampires.

Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter by Nikki Jefford– Thanks to her rare blood type, Aurora’s forced to hunt vampires in Alaska. Now Aurora’s only friends are groupies of the undead and the only boy she can think about may very well be a vampire.

Darkness of Light by Stacey Marie Brown – Ember has never fit in. After she lands herself in a facility for troubled teens, she meets the darkly mysterious and hot as hell, Eli Dragen who is keeping secrets that can’t stay hidden much longer.

Flight by Alyssa Rose Ivy – A summer in New Orleans leads to a chance encounter with the infuriating yet alluring Levi. Allie finds herself at the center of a supernatural society and forced to decide between following the path she has always trusted or saving a city that might just save her.

Whisper by Heather Hildenbrand – Five months after Whisper is released from the Skye View Wellness Center she stumbles upon an unconscious boy at a bonfire party who holds the key to breaking her curse.
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Cover Reveal: The Collectors' Society by Heather Lyons!

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Hey guys, I'm  so excited to help share the cover for Heather Lyons' THE COLLECTORS' SOCIETY! THE COLLECTORS’ SOCIETY is an Adult Romantic Fairy Tale, and  is releasing on October 23rd!

  The Collectors' Society front cover


THE COLLECTORS’ SOCIETY Synopsis: From the author of the Fate series and The Deep End of the Sea comes a fantastical romantic adventure that has Alice tumbling down the strangest rabbit hole yet. After years in Wonderland, Alice has returned to England as an adult, desperate to reclaim sanity and control over her life. An enigmatic gentleman with an intriguing job offer too tempting to resist changes her plans for a calm existence, though. Soon, she’s whisked to New York and initiated into the Collectors’ Society, a secret organization whose members confirm that famous stories are anything but straightforward and that what she knows about the world is only a fraction of the truth. It’s there she discovers villains are afoot—ones who want to shelve the lives of countless beings. Assigned to work with the mysterious and alluring Finn, Alice and the rest of the Collectors’ Society race against a doomsday clock in order to prevent further destruction . . . but will they make it before all their endings are erased? The Collectors' Society full wrap   Author PhotoAbout Heather Lyons: Heather Lyons has always had a thing for words—She’s been writing stories since she was a kid. In addition to writing, she’s also been an archaeologist and a teacher. Heather is a rabid music fan, as evidenced by her (mostly) music-centric blog, and she’s married to an even larger music snob. They’re happily raising three kids who are mini music fiends who love to read and be read to.      

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Friday, August 15, 2014

The Hazards of.... with J. Kenner, Carly Phillips, and Caisey Quinn!

To celebrate The Hazards of Sex on the Beach release, I have fourteen amazing romance writers stopping by over the next few weeks to share their awkward or "hazardous" dating stories.

Today I have J. Kenner, Carly Phillips, and Caisey Quinn!

J. Kenner
The Hazards of First Dates

So there I am, in all of my sixth grade glory.  Slightly chubby with stringy hair, more than a few zits, and more than a little shyness to battle.

But there he was, also slightly awkward (because who isn’t in sixth grade, really?) and he liked me.  He really liked me!  (Let’s call him Larry, shall we.  Names have been changed to protect the innocent.)

In that romantic way of middle graders, we started to “go steady.”  Looking back, I think that meant that we ate lunch together and that he held my books at the bus stop.  (These days, it apparently involves Facetime and Instagram, at least if my 12 year old daughter is typical.  But I digress.)

After about a week of such romantic liaisons, he asked me out on a Real Date.  We were going to go to a basketball game.  Now, I am the girl who is doing good to know that a basketball game involves a basket and a baseball game has a pitcher’s mound and football has shoulder pads.  In other words, my knowledge of sports ranks somewhere with my knowledge of the eating habits of indigenous carnivores in Mongolia.  Pretty much nil.  But it was A Date, and so I was all in.  We’d sit next to each other and he’d teach me and it would be A Moment.  I was certain of it.

I was wrong.  So very wrong.

As it turns out—which I didn’t actually learn until we arrived at the gym--he was actually on the basketball team.  (Nope, I didn’t know this, mostly because no one told me!). 

So there I am, disappointed to learn that he is not going to be sitting next to me in a semi-awkward, semi-romantic way.  I, however, cope.  I will sit by myself, and that is okay because I am shy and awkward and I can watch him on the floor and pretend like I know what is happening.  I resolve myself to this.  It is good.  I can ask him about it later, and we will bond over reliving the game and him teaching me about the sport.

But no.

He takes me up into the bleachers where I am supposed to sit – with his parents. 

Let me just repeat that:  With. His. Parents.

Parents who I have never met.  Who he has told me nothing about.  And yet who know pretty much everything there was to know about me, and proceed to question me about myself for a really, really, really long time.

Oh. My. God.

Now, I’m sure some other girl would have handled this fine.  But I am Uber-Introvert girl, or at least I was back then.

I swear, it scarred me for life.

Almost as much as our choir director asking me to just lip sync when I had a role in the high school musical.  That, however, is a different story …

About J. Kenner:

Julie Kenner (aka J. Kenner and J.K. Beck) is the New York TimesUSA TodayPublishers Weekly, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of over forty novels, novellas and short stories in a variety of genres.

Praised by Publishers Weekly as an author with a “flair for dialogue and eccentric characterizations,” J.K. writes a range of stories including super sexy romances, paranormal romance, chick lit suspense and paranormal mommy lit. Her foray into the latter, Carpe Demon: Adventures of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom by Julie Kenner, is in development as a feature film with 1492 Pictures.

Her most recent trilogy of erotic romances, The Stark Trilogy (as J. Kenner), reached as high as #2 on the New York Times list and is published in over twenty countries.
J.K. lives in Central Texas, with her husband, two daughters, and several cats.

Carly Phillips
In college, I agreed to go on a Feb 14th date. I took a trip to Florida the week before and arrived back at school a few days before the date was planned. Of course, in an effort to look good, I laid out in the sun while away. I came home and looked great … until my face started cracking. Not peeling, cracking. It hurt to talk or move my mouth, to eat and I looked awful. Was there a second date? Yep. And a third and a fourth … we just celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary. Still, beware of the hazards of too much sun before a date. 
About Carly Phillips:
N.Y. Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Carly Phillips has written over 30 romance novels with contemporary characters and small town settings that today’s readers identify with and enjoy. She’s a writer, a knitter of sorts, a wife, and a mom to two daughters (16 and20!) and two crazy dogs (a 1 year old Havanese named Brady and a 4 year old wheaten terrier named Bailey). In addition, she’s a Twitter and Internet junkie and is always around to interact with her readers. Carly lives in Purchase, New York and would love for you to like and follow her on the ‘Net!

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Caisey Quinn
I was sixteen when I got to go on my very first *real* date. I was only allowed to go in groups so my boyfriend's best friend, who was a few years older than us, and his girlfriend went with us. We went to Applebee's and then bowling. Being the demure young lady that I was, I figured it best to order salad and a water instead of ribs and a Coke on my first date. You'd think I would've been safe from making an idiot of myself with salad and water. You'd be wrong. As soon as my water with lemon was delivered to the table, I proceeded to squeeze lemon juice into my boyfriend's best friend's eye by accident. Then the lemon slipped from my fingers and hit him in the face. He wore contacts, so the acidic juice burned pretty badly. He had to get up and go to the restroom to rinse it out while the three of us sat there awkwardly and I prayed for the floor to open up and swallow me. 

Thankfully we made it through the rest of dinner without further incident, but I'm pretty sure my face stayed red and I think I broke a world record for awkward apologies. 

At the bowling alley, my boyfriend ordered us a large Coke to share--probably assuming this would be safer than water with lemon. But it came in a giant styrofoam cup that I punctured with my thumb when reaching for it. So I ended up covering our table in sticky soda. 

We stuck to movies and pizza at our houses for a while after that. I decided parental chaperones were better than humiliating myself in public. Now I am married (to someone else, as is my high school boyfriend) and my husband knows to keep lemons and styrofoam cups far, far from my reach. Though the friend I nearly blinded still covers his eye when he sees me out.

About Caisey Quinn:
Debut Indie Author. I write New Adult books about country girls finding love in unexpected places. <3

Wearer of cowgirl boots, writer and avid reader of New Adult romance, lover of wine, addicted to chai tea lattes. Brand spanking new author of soon to be released books including Girl with Guitar and Keep Me Still (which may or may not include spanking).

Gemini, wife, mom, and former high school English teacher living in Birmingham, Alabama. I spend my days chasing a three year old and hiding away with my Macbook. I spend my nights writing because sleep is overrated.
I love hearing from readers and other writers, and those freaky hybrids like myself!


Do you have your own “hazardous" dating story? There is still time to stop by and enter the giveaway for a chance to win signed copies of the first three Hazards books and the possibility to have a character named after you in a future Hazards book!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The Hazards of... with Gennifer Albin, Melody Anne, and L.P. Dover!

To celebrate The Hazards of Sex on the Beach release, I have fourteen amazing romance writers stopping by over the next few weeks to share their awkward or "hazardous" dating stories.

To continue the fun, today I have Gennifer Albin, Melody Anne, and L.P. Dover!

Gennifer Albin
I met him at a debate tournament. He went to the posh all boys prep school and he had a name that sounded like a character out of an 80s romcom. You know what mean. The kind of name that belongs to boys who belong to yacht clubs. In comparison, I felt like I was from the wrong side of the tracks. Mostly because I went to a public high school and didn't have the third as part of my legal name.

We arranged to go on a date and all was going well, if a little awkward, when he ran into the theater to get movie tickets. All I asked was that he not get tickets to the terrible looking new Meg Ryan movie.

He came back with tickets for the terrible-looking Meg Ryan movie.

Fortunately, or unfortunately depending on how you see it, we had time to kill before the movie, so we wound up at the local mall. Half an hour into the date and I was beginning to realize that yacht club boy was more than a little boring. My survival mechanism activated and I decided to salvage the date by having a little fun. Yacht boy seemed incapable of having fun.

Twenty minutes later we were standing in a music store and I was piling a collection of N'Sync dolls into his arms. Why? I'm not sure. It was more than a little ridiculous, but it was making me laugh. Yacht boy offered me a bemused smile.

As I led him through the store, N'Sync dolls in hand, we ran into a friend of his from the debate team. His friend had a pocket watch and dared me to run up to random strangers repeating "I'm late. I'm late for a very important date." This seemed like an excellent idea to me.

It was definitely the most fun I had that evening. 

The movie was atrocious. The conversation was forced. Looking back at that date, I can't help but roll my eyes.

But you know what? Pocket watch guy? He was awesome, and we saw each other again. It wasn't a romantic thing. We just had a lot of fun together. He was a groomsman at my wedding and I was his date to prom. So I guess maybe Yacht guy and I's awkward date turned out to be pretty awesome after all.

So when in doubt, always, always drag boring dates around, holding N'Sync dolls.

About Gennifer Albin:

Gennifer Albin holds a Masters degree in English Literature from the University of Missouri. A recovering academic, she turned to writing her own books. In her free time she sits on the National Novel Writing Month Advisory Board, laughs (and cries) with her mom writers group, and watches too much Doctor Who (if that’s possible). Gennifer lives in Poulsbo, Washington with her family.

Melody Anne

I went on a date with a guy and though I may write romance, I am actually pretty vanilla when it comes to sex, much to my husband's disappointment. So, years and years and years ago I went out with this guy and some friends, and I had a bit too much to drink (there's a shocker) and then we ended up at my friend’s house. Well, he was kissing me, and then his hands began to wander and I was more than done with this date. So, I had a stroke of genius, said I had to use the restroom, since he didn't seem to understand the word "no" and I ran from the living room, and then ended up sleeping on the floor in my friend's daughter's room. When I was sober, I hopped in my car and drove home, never to see the man again, thankfully :)

About Melody Anne:

NYT and USA Today Best Selling Author Melody Anne has written the popular series, Billionaire Bachelors, Surrender, Baby for the Billionaire, and she also has a young adult series: Midnight Fire, Midnight Moon and Midnight Storm – Rise of the Dark Angel.
Originally from the picturesque coastal town of Florence, Oregon, Melody often takes her readers to small town locations, not too unlike the small town she grew up in. As an aspiring author she wrote for years, until publishing in 2011 her first three books, which would later become the wildly successful Billionaire Bachelors series.

Holding a Bachelor’s Degree in business, and having left behind the airline industry with all of its business travelers, she loves to write about strong, powerful, businessmen and the corporate world.

When Melody isn’t writing, she cultivates strong bonds with her family and relatives and enjoys time spent with them as well as her friends, and beloved pets. Living in the heart of Oregon’s wine country, the Willamette Valley, Melody continues to be a country girl at heart. She loves the small town and strong community she lives in and is involved in many community projects.


L.P. Dover
As most of you probably know a blind date can be one of the most awkward and miserable times in your life. Especially when you’re eighteen years old and you’re looking for the type of guy who has perfectly gelled hair, nice clothes, a bad ass car, and of course … hot as hell. I’ll admit, those qualities aren’t always important, but I was young. My date’s name was Chris and he was a good friend of one of my girlfriends. She thought he would be a good match for me so I figured … why not, right? I talked to him on the phone the day before and he seemed pretty cool. We talked about random things, even about how I wanted a dog so I could name her Muffin.
Okay, so he comes to pick me up in his white Ford Mustang which was pretty cool. I looked out my bedroom window and saw it before leaving my bedroom. I was nervous and I could hear him down the hall talking to my Mom who answered the door and let him in. My best friend knew the kind of guys I liked to date so I figured he’d be all I ever wanted. Boy was I completely wrong! I’m a very tall girl and I NEVER dated anyone shorter than me. I refused to do that. Well, it just so happens that he was shorter than me and he had the worst posture ever. I wanted to tell him so many times to stand up straight but I kept it to myself. Love his heart he had some of the worst acne ever too; there were craters in his cheeks. He reminded me of Crater Face in Saved by the Bell. To top it all off, he brought me a stuffed dog with the name Muffin on the collar. Yeah, it was sweet, but it was so freaking dorky. The poor boy tried, but after dinner I was ready to call it an evening. Basically, I pulled the sick card and said I needed to go home. What’s worse is that I called my best friend up and told her all of this … well, she goes off and tells him everything I said. Needless to say, he wasn’t happy and called to let me know.
(What’s funny is that now I’m happily married and he’s a lot shorter than me.)
About L.P. Dover:
USA Today Bestselling author, L.P. Dover, is a southern belle residing in North Carolina along with her husband and two beautiful girls. Before she even began her literary journey she worked in Periodontics enjoying the wonderment of dental surgeries.

Not only does she love to write, but she loves to play tennis, go on mountain hikes, white water rafting, and you can’t forget the passion for singing. Her two number one fans expect a concert each and every night before bedtime and those songs usually consist of Christmas carols.

Aside from being a wife and mother, L.P. Dover has written over nine novels including her Forever Fae series, the Second Chances series, and her standalone novel, Love, Lies, and Deception. Her favorite genre to read is romantic suspense and she also loves writing it. However, if she had to choose a setting to live in it would have to be with her faeries in the Land of the Fae.

L.P. Dover is represented by Marisa Corvisiero of Corvisiero Literary Agency.

Do you have your own “hazardous" dating story? There is still time to stop by and enter the giveaway for a chance to win signed copies of the first three Hazards books and the possibility to have a character named after you in a future Hazards book!

Sunday, August 10, 2014

First & Forever Release!

Hey everyone!

I'm excited to announce the release of First & Forever! I hope you guys enjoy reading some more Levi POV. There's so much more to his story that I'm thrilled to finally share with you guys!

Ever wonder what Levi was thinking in Flight? Find out in the two Levi POV novellas First & Forever. This combined edition includes both First (previously released) and Forever, a brand new novella. This edition also includes the bonus short story: The Royal Wedding. 

Levi's got it all. He's a paranormal prince with more money and power than he knows what to do with, but something is missing--a mate. He only has until college graduation to find her. Allie's perfect but she wants nothing to do with him. When attraction becomes something more, will he take a chance and show her who he really is or will he lose everything? 

Levi's almost out of time. Allie's the one, he knows it in every grain of his being, but how can he make her see it? Desperate to keep Allie safe and at his side, he takes the biggest risk of his life. Reckless or not there is nothing he wouldn't do to keep her with him... forever.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Midnight Kiss Announcement

Hey everyone!

I've been working on a secret project, and I'm excited to finally tell you about it. I'm part of a New Adult Paranormal Romance Halloween collection featuring four brand new novellas all set on Halloween night in New Orleans!

I'm not ready to share all the details of my story yet, but here's what I can tell you. It's called Seduction's Kiss, and it involves a hero by the name of Owen. Oh, and it might just be a prequel to a whole new series :)

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

The Hazards of... with Rachel Harris, K.A. Tucker and Heidi McLaughlin!

To celebrate The Hazards of Sex on the Beach release, I have fourteen amazing romance writers stopping by over the next few weeks to share their awkward or "hazardous" dating stories.

To continue the fun, today I have Rachel Harris, K.A. Tucker, and Heidi McLaughlin! 

Rachel Harris
My first date really tops the charts of embarrassment. I was 13 years old and while I had gone to the movies in groups and went to parties, this was going to be my first actual alone. Awesome, right?
Well, the first sign that it might not go off as planned was that I woke up feeling sick. Not a cold, but a nauseated, stomach not feeling quite right type of sick. But I was nothing if not determined. I was going on this date! The next bad sign came when we picked him up and he proceeded to douse himself in our minivan with Polo cologne. Up until this point I’d always considered this particular cologne yummy. You know, in small doses. Small doses was not what I was given. My stomach turned for the first time.

When we got to the theater, we sat in the back. We were watching Look Who’s Talking, Too. Yes, I am that old — or that young, depending on your point of view. And as we sat in the enclosed space of the theater, breathing in the cologne, my stomach got worse. I tried leaning away, but the sweetheart thought I was playing some type of cat and mouse, hard to get move, so he leaned in. I leaned further away, he leaned closer in. In my memory, I feel as though I was practically falling into the other seat, but I’m sure it wasn’t that obvious. And then…it happened. 

I couldn’t take it anymore. I got up and told him in a frantic voice that I would be right back. I scurried as fast as my weak legs would carry me, and made it all the way out to the trashcan just outside the movie door when I lost it. Threw up, complete with dry heaving. My total sweetheart of a date followed shortly, and again let me say how wonderful he was. Understanding. He patted my back, helped me clean up, and even wanted to go out again!

Yes, I have had countless wonderful dates, but they never topped the memorable quality of my first.

About Rachel Harris:
Award-winning and Bestselling author Rachel Harris writes humorous love stories about sassy girls next door and the hot guys that make them swoon. Emotion, vibrant settings, and strong relationships are a staple in each of her books...and kissing. Lots of kissing. 

An admitted Diet Mountain Dew addict and homeschool mom, she gets through each day by laughing at herself, hugging her kids, and watching way too much Food Network with her husband. She writes young adult, new adult, and adult romance, and LOVES talking with readers. 


K.A. Tucker
Being the female equation who enters into a tight friendship between two guys can get slightly awkward. You want to be the "cool girlfriend" so you don't say anything when your guy brings his buddy along on your first date. But then you find buddy sitting in the passenger seat on your second date ... and your third date ... and your fourth date (and of course buddy makes you sit in the back). Eventually you feel like you're dating two guys (and getting zero action, because you're NEVER ALONE and you don't have any single friends who are interested in buddy).  Finally, by the fifth date, you have the audacity to suggest that maybe it could be just the two of you this time.

And you become the evil, controlling witch who's trying to break up the bromance.

About K.A. Tucker:
Born in small-town Ontario, Kathleen published her first book at the age of six with the help of her elementary school librarian and a box of crayons. She is a voracious reader and the farthest thing from a genre-snob, loving everything from High Fantasy to Chick Lit. Kathleen currently resides in a quaint small town outside of Toronto with her husband, two beautiful girls, and an exhausting brood of four-legged creatures.

Heidi McLaughlin
Hazards of Online Dating… The Old Fashioned Way

Back in the day, and no I’m not telling you how long ago that was, I went on a blind date that started with a series of phone calls. This guy said all the right things, verbally meeting every “requirement” I had: tall, good job, sociable and sports fanatic. I didn’t think I was asking for much. We agreed to meet at the local sports bar for drinks and we’d go from there. So on date night I put on my stellar 4” heels, did my hair all up and pranced my way into the bar looking for Mister Right. I’m eyeing every guy who walks in all while ignoring the uber creeper who keeps staring at me from the bar. When the creeper stands and walks over to me, I knew I was doomed. He was bald, about twenty years older than I was looking for and his lifts aka heels, were taller than mine! I had to fight the verbal vomit of “are you freaking kidding me?” from escaping. Nothing about what he told me over the phone was true!  

So what does one do in the age before pagers and cell phones? You ask him to get you a drink while you use the ladies room and hightail it out of the bar running as fast at your stellar heels allow! 

About Heidi McLaughlin:

Heidi is the author of USA Today, Digital Book World, Amazon, Barnes & Noble and International Bestselling series, The Beaumont Series.

Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she now lives in picturesque Vermont, with her husband and two daughters. Also renting space in their home is an over-hyper Beagle/Jack Russell and two Parakeets.

During the day Heidi is behind a desk talking about Land Use. At night, she’s writing one of the many stories planned for release or sitting court-side during either daughter’s basketball games.


Do you have your own “hazardous" dating story? There is still time to stop by and enter the giveaway for a chance to win signed copies of the first three Hazards books and the possibility to have a character named after you in a future Hazards book!