Saturday, October 25, 2014

New Release: Autumn's Kiss by Beth Barany et al. #sweetromance

I am so excited to announce this collection, available today, exclusively on Amazon. Beth Barany has a short story in this collection featuring Rose and Julien and is the continuation of their time-travel love story that began in Touchstone of LoveCongrats Beth! 
Blurb: Ten sweet stories of love. Ten great authors. Ten ways to celebrate Autumn.
Falling in love is timeless. From a sexy medieval stonemason to a small town shopkeeper - Regency England to Napa Vineyards, this selection of Historical, Contemporary, Paranormal and Time-Travel short romance stories is sure to capture your heart.
AUTUMN VOWS. Patricia Kiyono. Contemporary
For 30 years, busy wife and mother Yolanda Murray pushed aside her career for family. With the kids grown now, it’s her turn. But her husband Craig needs surgery, and his worries extend far beyond his health issues. Will this couple survive the changes in the autumn of their lives?
CAROUSEL MAGIC. LaVerne St. George. Contemporary.
For Thomas Martin, feelings don't get in the way of business. As the new owner of an amusement park, he's determined to replace the old carousel with video games. Mayor Ginger Fairchild is equally determined to save the vintage carousel. Can the carousel's magic touch two more hearts?
THE FALL APPLES AND MR. CRAIGSON. Kathy Bosman. Contemporary
Trina knows most men are out for her money, so a fantasy rich husband acts as her shield. She hires attractive Seth Craigson to cut down unwanted trees, certain he won’t discover her secret. As Trina's heart leans toward Seth, he sees past her lie. Does he accept her for herself or see only her wealth?
FALLING IN LOVE AGAIN. Beth Barany. Paranormal/Time Travel
Sexy Medieval stonemason Julien relies on his fiancée Rose to adapt to 21st century life and struggles to find his place in modern times. Holding down two jobs to support her and Julien in expensive San Francisco, software expert Rose has no time for romance. A weekend getaway may provide just the spark these time-crossed lovers need.
A HARVEST OF HOPE. Debby Lee. Historical
After putting away a crooked bootlegger, Meggie and Luke Preston set out for California, hoping for a second chance at life. When their past catches up with them, Meggie must find the courage to face the issues that have driven a wedge into her marriage... or she may lose everything.
THE LONELY SHOPKEEPER. Cindy Flores Martinez. Contemporary
Lately, Judy has been too busy for love. Running a small business in her hometown occupies all of her time. When she meets Graham, a visitor from Scotland, it's chemistry at first sight--and impossible. He's not here to stay. She's not willing to move. What will happen when they fall in love?
RUNAWAY LOVE. Nicole Zoltack. Historical
After harvesting his crops, the last thing Corin Jannings expects is rescuing a woman tossed from a runaway horse. A woman who can't remember who she is. She's highborn, obviously, so it's only a matter of time before someone comes for her. And since she's a lady, Corin cannot dare risk falling for her.
SOFT BURGUNDY NIGHTS. Ruth Roberts. Contemporary
For the first time since she was abandoned, Jessica Rayne has a real home and her dream job as manager of Marchetti Vineyard. After ten years, Rafaele Marchetti has returned from New York, still bitter over his father's mistakes. Rafaele may take away everything Jessica's worked for… or make her dreams of love come true.
VIKING FOR HIRE. Jo Grafford. Historical
Branwyn O’Tyre is convinced her estranged brother plans to arrest her for witchcraft, so she drinks a protection potion before he arrives. A Viking sea captain, living under a curse, witnesses her magic and offers her an escape if only she will help him. The hitch? If she fails, Branwyn's heart will be his forever.
THE WITCHING WELL. Kristy Tate. Time Travel
Celia Quinn holds Jason West responsible for the demise of her grandmother's dress shop, so when she takes a sip of water from the witching well and is transported back to Regency England, Jason West is the last person she wants to see--or kiss.
Get your copy today on Amazon

Friday, October 24, 2014

Interviews with Victoria: Blake from Long Overdue by Tara Andrews

Victoria: Today, I have on my couch, Blake from the lovely, 1NS, Long Overdue by Tara Andrews. 

I'm a gal that likes whips, chains, spikey things, and breaking the ice. So tell me, what's your favorite sexual position?

Blake: Whoa. *settles back and stretches an arm across the back of the couch* 

You don’t hold any punches, do you? 

Victoria: I sure don't. *winks*

Blake: *shrugs* Not really many I don’t like, but if we’re talking what turns me on the most? When I’m standing and she’s lying on something in front of me. And if we’re flying, even better. Advantages of owning my own planes.

Victoria: Now that's a club I've never joined, the Mile High variety. While you're sailing the sexual friendly skies do you prefer boxers or briefs? Panties or thongs? 

Blake: For me, boxers, of course.  Panties for her. Something soft, like silk. There’s just something seductive in the way they curve around her ass, and there’s more to grab onto when needed.

Victoria: I'm all about the grabbing. Speaking of that, can you please tell me your biggest secret? 

Blake: I’m not big on telling secrets. However, since you asked nicely, I will elaborate on something mentioned in the book. I regretted not asking Jill out back in college, but also glad I didn’t because, ten years ago, I don’t think I would have known how to give her everything she deserves.

Victoria: Something you and I have in common Blake, redeeming our past mistakes. I also firmly believe in knowing what you want, as well as how to give. So describe in 3 words your ideal woman or man? Hell, why not both *evil grin*

Blake: My ideal woman is real, honest, and independent.

Victoria: Keeping it simple. I can appreciate that, Blake. You know, my book is called 'What You Need' and I think it speaks for itself. *winks* What do you think about the author's title for your book?

Blake: I have to say, the title Long Overdue couldn’t have been more appropriate for me and Jill. Our relationship was long overdue. I also happen to know, the author relates to title on a personal level since she’d been writing for many years before pursuing writing seriously.

Well, thanks for stopping by Blake. I had a wonderful time. I implore all you readers to take advantage of getting Blake and Jill's story at a great price of 99cents right now. See below for more info on the book and where to buy. 


Blurb: Jill Malone has been looking for love for all the wrong reasons. A reality check has her signing up for a no-strings attached night to simply forget about forever after. The last thing she expected was to know her blind date.

Blake Anders doesn’t need help finding a date, but he’s tempted by 1Night Stand’s reputation of arranging exactly what a person needs. And he needs more. Though doubtful, he agrees to one night and hopes to discover his perfect match. He didn’t count on Madame Eve reaching deep into his past to give him a night with the woman he never forgot.


Fearing another broken heart, Jill works to keep herself from becoming attached, but Blake goes all in to convince her that he wants their long-overdue love to be more than a one-night stand…

Grab your copy at: Decadent Publishing ~ Amazon ~ Barnes and Noble ~ All Romance eBooks ~ Kobo  

Bio: Tara Andrews divides her time between a full-time job as an office manager, an even more full-time job as a wife and mother, and her dream job as a romance author.  An avid reader and writer, Tara continuously seeks to hone her craft in order to provide readers with stories that are provocative yet romantic.
Tara lives in upstate New York with her wonderful husband and two fabulous children.


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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Interviews with Victoria: Anabel Divided by Amanda Romine Lynch #giveaway


Before we get started let me say:
 - I was against this from the start. Completely. My lovely fem-dom, Victoria, vehemently requested I allow her to start interviewing characters from other books. 
- I told her other characters might find her intimidating and she had to keep things focused on the book. We'll see how well this goes. Without further ado:   


Interviews with Victoria

Welcome to Landra's Blog! She's letting me have a little fun and I'm so happy to have you here today, Anabel

Thanks for having me, Victoria. It's a pleasure. I think.

Let's not beat around with weeping willows. I already know that you've started scandals a plenty, but the true question is do you prefer missionary or doggie-style? And yes, I mean sexual position. 

Are you going to ask what kind of underwear I sport next? I find that both positions are useful at different moments. And I don't start scandals; they find me and drag me in.

Interesting, and if you had to describe your ideal man in three words? 

Dr. Richard Carrington. My Romanticism professor. No? Fine. Smart. Sexy. Literate.

 *Laughs* 

All good traits in a man, though I prefer mine submissive too. Also, I like your attitude and since you mentioned it, what kind of underwear do you sport? 

Why, you want to see?

*Pulls skirt a little to check* 

They are purple. My evil ex-sister-in-law bought them for me.

Nice. I'm a fan of red myself. *lifts shirt and pulls on the strap of a red thong* 

Alright, now the tough question. If you were asked right now to choose between the two who would you pick. Matt, your current man, or Jared, who I've heard is a natural flirt, but dangerous to a girl's sanity? 

*whispers* Feel free to give me juicy details. 

Choose between them for what? *eyeroll* And why, do you want me to put in a good word for you with Jared? Don't really know if he's your type.

If I was still single, I'd take you up on that offer. But really, you're doing a wonderful job of not actually answering any of my questions. So, Anabel is your entire story a bunch of misdirection and flip flop?

I suppose you make a good point. But I what I say doesn't matter much, does it? You only see what you want to.

What do you think of the book title? Did your author have it right, are you divided? 

I didn't agree with her at first, but I seldom do. She saw what I didn't want to see, though. So yes. It was an apt assessment. Things are different now, though.

Do you care to elaborate? Or should I offer incentive?

What kind of incentive? I don't need to see your thong again.

I'll beat anyone you want. As long as they agree to it, but I've heard about the people you know. Masochists for sure. *winks*

*laughs* I think I like you. The author and I argue a great deal because I never do what she thinks I should. She was also displeased with my choices this time around and does not hesitate to point out when things are my fault. And then she wonders why we argue...

And that ladies and gents is why you should read Anabel Divided. There's faults, blame, two hot guys, and plenty of hanky panky without the beatings. I may have exaggerated on that last part. *winks* 

Thank you Anabel for your lovely, although vague, interview. Readers, get details on where to purchase below. 

Blurb: 
Anabel Martin thought that the resolution of her father's murder would bring 
a resolution to her problems. After all, she was starting life over in a new 
place, with new friends, and new adventures, focusing on attending college 
and raising her daughter free from the distractions of Washington, DC. She 
was ready to move on. 
But a trip back to the District for Meghan's wedding stirs up old feelings 
and brings new life to old relationships. Matt is cold and distant, while 
Jared is caring and attentive. A woman from Matt's past, a bold public 
flirtation, and Anabel's desire to be truly loved lead her to a 
crossroads...and her final decision leaves her with more questions than 
answers.

Author Bio: 
Amanda Romine Lynch is a writer, editor, and blogger who grew up in Florida 

knowing she belonged somewhere else. She now lives in the DC Metro Area with her 
husband and three amazing little boys. She is the Eco-Friendly/Green Living 
Contributor over at the Prime Parents’ Club and strives to live earth friendly in a 
world of disposable diapers. When not writing about Anabel and Jared or chasing 
around a curly-haired boy, she cheers for the Gators (in all kinds of weather) and 
occasionally remembers to sleep. 

Buy Links: 
eLectio Publishing ~ Amazon

Giveaway: You could a copy of Anabel's first book Anabel Unraveled (paperback and signed by author) or a $25 Amazon Gift Card. 


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Monday, October 20, 2014

Rising from the Slush: Alexa Bourne #newrelease

My path toward publication had quite a few bumps. Sometimes I tripped over a tree limb and sometimes I got to stand under bright sunshine. Are there things I’d do differently than I did in years past? Absolutely. But I still consider myself lucky to be able to share my stories with readers everywhere.

Although I’d been writing for as long as I could remember, it wasn't until I got to college that I began thinking of actually pursuing publication. My best friend poked and prodded me in the direction of writing groups. She loved my writing and had great faith in me. With her support, I began approaching my writing as a second job that would eventually pay off. I entered my 1st writing contest and came in 3rd from the bottom of my category. But the constructive criticism stirred the fighter in me. I couldn’t give up. The following year I won the category with a new book. It was 2003. Although I got better with each book, it took me until 2011 to sign my 1st contract.


The interesting part is I submitted to that first publisher on a whim. A friend of mine mentioned her publisher was looking for stories set in foreign countries with a flair of the local culture. I've traveled quite a bit and she thought I’d be a perfect match. Turned out she was right. My latest release, Wake Me, is my 9th book (although not all of them are set in foreign countries) and I’m currently working on edits for #10. The job isn't always perfect, but nothing beats writing a story I love and being able to share it with the world. 

Want to know more about Alexa's book: 
Her psychic dreams come true.
Sarah McKinley’s attempts to take her foreknowledge of crimes to the Seattle Police Department marked her as a troublemaker and were never taken seriously. Starting over in Austin, she plans never to reveal her gift, but shortly after she arrives, the dreams begin again, and the local police want to know why she has knowledge only the killer could possess.
Detective Jesse Cordell watched his mother con people with her “psychic ability” all through his childhood. He hones in on Sarah, who has means, motive, and opportunity to have murdered the victim in his current investigation. Instinct tells him she didn’t commit the crime, but she definitely knows more than she’s letting on.
Can he put aside his doubts and join forces with her, against everything he believes in, to find the real killer? Or will he do his job and put her behind bars? After all, there’s no such thing as the “psychic ability.” Or is there?

Where to get your copy: Amazon ~ Decadent Publishing

Alexa is giving THREE prizes throughout her Wake Me Blog Tour! Leave comments in any (or all!) of the tour stops and you will be in the running! So for this stop, what is something you worked hard to achieve and what kept you going?

The next tour stop: Kathleen's Place to Reflect 

Author Bio: 
Alexa Bourne is a teacher by day and a romance writer by nights, weekends, and all school holidays. She also teaches online classes for writers throughout the year. She writes romantic suspense and contemporary romance and is thrilled to have the chance to share her stories with readers everywhere.
When she’s not concocting sinister plots and steamy love scenes or traveling and exploring new cultures, Alexa spends her time reading, watching brainless TV, and thinking about exercising. Okay, she also spends way too much time interacting with readers and writers on social media sites. But don’t tell her editors! Find out more about her and her books on her website

You can also find Alexa on: Twitter ~ Facebook ~ Goodreads ~ Blog

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

New Release: Hunter's Mark by V.S. Morgan

Blurb: Artist Casey Smith lives a quiet life, under the radar of his enemies, until one fateful night he loses control and the astonishing image of a wolf racing down a suburban street splashes all over social media.

Hunter’s bullet never misses its target. The assassin seeks out and kills his prey with a clear conscience by following two simple rules: 1) Don’t kill innocents 2) Don’t kill shifters. 

Realizing his latest assignment violates those rules, the hunter activates Princess Protocol and the assassin becomes the protector. Red hot attraction flares between the hit man and his former target. Can Hunter resist the sweet shifter in his care?




Excerpt:
He stepped closer to Casey’s stall but stumbled over something small and furry. The toe of one Birkenstock caught on a clump of grass as he attempted not to trample the little beast, and he ass-planted with said beast jumping onto his chest to give him a broad doggie smile.
His buddy laughed piss-your-pants-hard in his ear. Fuck a duck.
“Miss Priscilla!”
The target he’d worked so hard to observe remotely sank to the ground between his sprawled-out legs, peeling the tiny hairball off his chest and setting it on the ground.
“I’m so sorry! Are you okay?”
Big blue eyes fringed with long, pale lashes scanned his body while strong yet gentle hands moved over his ankles and legs, searching for an injury. Oh, a toucher. His wolf basked in the tactile attention. His breath hitched as those hands glided past his knees and skimmed his thighs.
Damn, he needed to get laid after this assignment.
“Oh, my, what a li’l sweetie. Look at those freckles! I wonder if he’s got them everywhere. I’d like to lick them,” Rex crowed in his ear.
He growled.
The other man chortled. “Possessive, much?”
He inhaled deeply, only to be slammed with the force of a Mack truck. Strawberries on a warm summer’s day and fresh-cut grass—shit, his target smelled delicious. He took another breath, and his brain reeled. He’s a wolf shifter, too? Fuck.
Casey’s brows furrowed. “Where are you hurt?”
He forced a smile. “I’m fine. No worries.”
Casey returned the smile, his wide and high beam combined with sparkling eyes. Hunter stared as warmth wrapped around him like a blanket. He had no ammo against such a happy, open expression. The guy freaking glowed.

Buy Links:


About the Author:
V.S. Morgan has lived all over the US but calls Minnesota her home now. Her family includes her hubby, son, and a menagerie of pets.

She's been writing stories since she could hold a pencil and dreams of happily ever afters - even for two hot men - because love knows no boundaries. V.S. writes MC/IR contemporary, paranormal, and suspense m/m and m/f with heart. She plans to branch into fantasy and sci fi romance, as well.

V.S. is a GLBT ally and a lifetime contributor of The Trevor Project.

Find V.S. on her Website ~ Twitter ~ Facebook

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

RELEASE DAY: With This Kilt, I Thee Bed

Today is the big day! 

My highlanders are now available to the world and I can't wait to share them with you. 

First: The sexy cover and blurb. 


Blurb: 
They’re not your traditional highlanders.

Rafe Gordon, Laird of Nairn, is searching for release from the nightmare of his wife’s passing. When Elsie, his daughter’s new governess, brings with her the temptation of passion and a less-than-perfect-past, Rafe must decide if love truly can conquer all.

Innes Gordon is looking for a good time. When that good time turns out to be the childhood-friend-turned-kept-woman Catriona, he finds himself torn between claiming her ‘til death do us part’ or simply sharing her with his twin.

Hamish Gordon is seeking a woman all his own. While his family’s home is invaded with nuptial ceremonies, Hamish is sent to patrol his older brother’s hunting grounds in search of a thief. Discovering his prey yields the biggest surprise — and Athdara needs his help as much as he needs hers.


Next links: Amazon (available 10/15) ~ Amazon UK (available 10/15) ~ Smashwords ~ Barnes and Noble ~ Google Play ~ AReCafeGoodreads


Finally, more stops on the release party train! There will be excerpts, extra scenes, character interviews, and multiple chances to enter my big giveaway, so visit each blog on the special dates. More blog stops to come and I'll add them as they are scheduled: 


Smitten By Books - October 15th ~ Excerpt
Clare Dargan's Haven - October 15th ~ Excerpt
Ink Diva Diaries- October 16th ~ Author Interview
V.S. Morgan - October 16th ~ Excerpt
Erotic Romance News- October 16th ~ Spotlight
Sara Daniel- October 17th ~ Excerpt
Diva Discussions Book Club ~ October 20th ~ Excerpt
Eva Lafoy Writery Blog ~ October 20th ~ Excerpt
Heart Shaped Glasses- October 21st ~ Themed Post
Going from Nobody to Somebody- October 22nd ~ Character Interview
Silk, Sheets, and Seduction ~ October 30th ~ Exclusive Exerpt
Literary Lagnaippe- November 4th ~ Extras





Friday, October 10, 2014

Review: Hallow's Eve by Pippa Jay

It's a review... something that rarely happens, but I had to read this one. Have you seen the cover? If not, I've got it right here. 

Now a review: 

Holy Sweet Paranormal Romance Batman. 

No, literally, this is sweet, short paranormal romance. There's tons of potential with this world that Pippa has created and I love a good story with a tortured hero. 

Let's talk about that hero, Hallow. Hal, to his friends, is a warlock, like his father before him. Generations of warlocks and witches have lived in his home, and he is capable of magic I wouldn't touch with a six foot pole. 

Our heroine, Eve, doesn't get as much air time as I would've liked, but what I did get is a well-rounded, likeable character who definitely deserves Hal's devotion. 

Add in some wicked warlocks and witches who exist as a magic governing body called The Circle, a brownie housekeeper, a dog who just needs some loving, and a touch of a miracle AND you get a quick, short read that will spike all those good fall and Halloween feels. 

I hope at some point Pippa will go back and explore this world she's given me a taste of. I wouldn't mind spending a little more time with Hal and Eve either. 

Want to snag a copy? Get your's at: 
Amazon ~ AReCafe ~ Barnes and Noble ~ Smashwords 

About the Author: 
After spending twelve years working as an Analytical Chemist in a Metals and Minerals laboratory, Pippa Jay is now a stay-at-home mum who writes scifi and the supernatural. Somewhere along the way a touch of romance crept into her work and refused to leave. In between torturing her plethora of characters, she spends the odd free moment playing guitar very badly, punishing herself with freestyle street dance, and studying the Dark Side of the Force. Although happily settled in the historical town of Colchester in the UK with her husband of 21 years and three little monsters, she continues to roam the rest of the Universe in her head.

You can stalk her at her website, or at her blog, but without doubt her favorite place to hang around and chat is on Twitter as @pippajaygreen.