Tuesday, August 19, 2014

NEW RELEASE: Rescued by Felice Stevens

Book Blurb: Ryder Daniels has spent the last year recovering from rejection: his parents couldn’t accept his sexuality and his lover chose drugs over his love. The only bright lights in his life are his younger brother and his rescued pit bull. But now his mother's punishment for his lifestyle has cut him off from his brother he loves so deeply. Devastated, he throws himself into the work of the Pit Bull Foundation he and his friends started.

Jason Mallory can no longer hide the dissatisfaction of his relationship with his longtime girlfriend. When her marriage ultimatum pushes him to break things off, he's determined not to jump into the dating scene. But when a group of injured pit bulls are found on his construction site, he can’t forget the guy who shows up to help.

After Jason adopts one of the dogs, he and Ryder become fast friends—until one night, Ryder lets down his guard and Jason recognizes his desire. Soon, they can’t deny the passion between them but will family differences and ugly prejudices keep them apart, or can they fight to prove that love is precious, no matter the flavor?




Author Bio: Felice Stevens has always been a romantic at heart. She believes that while life is tough, there is always a happy ending just around the corner. She started reading traditional historical romances when she was a teenager, then life and law school got in the way. It wasn’t until she picked up a copy of Bertrice Small and became swept away to Queen Elizabeth’s court that her interest in romance novels became renewed.

But somewhere along the way, her tastes shifted. While she still enjoys a juicy Historical romance, she began experimenting with newer, more cutting edge genres and discovered the world of Male/Male romance. And once she picked up her first, she became so enamored of the authors, the character-driven stories and the overwhelming emotion of the books, she knew she wanted to write her own.

Felice lives in New York City with her husband and two children and hopefully soon a cat of her own. Her day begins with a lot of caffeine and ends with a glass or two of red wine. She practices law but daydreams of a time when she can sit by a beach somewhere and write beautiful stories of men falling in love. Although there is bound to be angst along the way, a Happily Ever After is always guaranteed.

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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Fabulous Five Blog Hop

Today, I'm blogging as part of the Fabulous Five Blog Hop. Thanks to V.S. Morgan, a fellow Decadent Publishing Author, for tagging me. She's got a delicious book out called The Gift, it's part of the 1NS series and is a light BDSM with M/M Romance. For more on that book and what she's got coming up check out her Fabulous Five post.

Now, the questions: 

What am I working on?
I'm currently neck-deep into two different projects at the moment. My Highlander Erotic Short Story Anthology, which will release in October and a Contemporary Romance series.

How does my work differ from others in its genre?
My highlander project is about fallen women, no unrealistic virgins in those stories. I also steer away from the deep, written accents because I'm not a fan of them myself and I wanted to write a delicious story with out them. 
For my contemporary romances, I'm all about unlikely heroes. I believe on going outside the mold and after a hero you wouldn't suspect. Instead of fire fighters, soldiers, and billionaires think nurses, hair stylists and accountants. I firmly believe everyone deserves a happily ever after.

Why do I write what I do?
I believe in challenging myself. Every project I take one is about personally challenging myself to either think outside the box or face a certain trope that I don't like and take it on. For example: I despise zombies. One of my biggest fears is facing a zombie apocalypse. Anyhoo, there was a call for zombie fairy-tale re-tellings and I stepped right in and wrote one. Of course, it hit the rejection list, but I have plans to re-vamp for a self-publish venture in the future.

How does my writing process work? 
Well, it's ever-evolving. I'm still in the stage of figuring out what works. I know what works for short stories, but novella's and full-length projects I'm still developing my process. Recently, I've been playing with conflict boxes. My main writing style is to get a basic plot outline completed- especially knowing how the story ends. If I can see the ending and the black moment, I can write it. After that it's all fill in the blank and a bit of organic writing... allowing the characters to take me on a journey.

Now, this is the part where I tag other authors, but the deal is that most of the authors I know are furiously scribbling away at their computers writing the next novel. Blogging time is extremely limited. So, I won't directly tag anyone, but if you want to post on the blog hop shoot me an email and I'll forward you the deets!

Happy Writing Everyone!


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

NEW RELEASE: Desired by Stacey Kennedy #giveaway

“Characters you care about in a fast-paced story . . . one heck of a sexy read!”—New York Times bestselling author Shayla Black
Readers of Fifty Shades of Grey are sure to love Desired, Stacey Kennedy’s latest seductive, electrifying novel of Club Sin, where fantasy becomes reality.
 
Kyler Morgan, Master at the legendary Club Sin in Las Vegas, knows how to give women what they want—too well. He hasn’t had a real challenge in a long time. Then Ella Snow enters his life. Beautiful, inhibited, and innocent in the ways of submission and domination, Ella is the new blood he’s been lusting after. Soon, the thrill of training her to embrace his world brings forth desires Kyler cannot control.
 
After ending an abusive relationship, Ella makes a promise to herself to start living life to the fullest. It’s one of the reasons she seeks out Club Sin. Here, Kyler’s every touch is a lesson in liberation, stirring passions that have no bounds. But as she falls under Kyler’s command, Ella discovers that some secrets are so dark they must come to light. Submission alone may not be enough to save her, leaving her Master with only one question: How can he help Ella heal while unlocking the deep pleasures she craves?
 
Desired is an erotic romance intended for mature audiences.


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About the Author:
STACEY KENNEDY is the USA Today bestselling author of the CLUB SIN series. Growing up, Stacey’s mind wandered the path less traveled and that path most often led to love. She has always broken rules and she continues to feed off emotion – staying true to her heart. Those traits are now the bones of her stories. She lives in southwestern Ontario with her husband, who puts any of the heroes in her books to shame, and their two young children. If she’s not on mom duty or plugging away at a new story, you’ll find Stacey camping in the summer, hibernating in the winter and obsessing over Penny Dreadful, Game of Thrones and Sons of Anarchy. 

Monday, July 14, 2014

NEW RELEASE: Hot Blooded by Kendall Grey


It's here! *fans self* It's here! *grabs the handheld fan* IT'S HERE! *turns on the AC* I've heard delicious rumors about a book that will leave me slack-jawed. Not many authors have the ability to initiate such action on my person, the list is extremely short. Kendall Grey sits in the Top 3 of the list. Her previous series Hard Rock Harlots was for a lack of better word: Uh-Maze-Ing... emphasis on the maze part.

This new story brings in... well, Kendall and her PR team do a better job of explaining it then me.

‘Ohana is everything…

When an accident claims her mother’s life, Keahilani Alana must take charge of her `ohana(family) or risk losing what little they have. With an underage brother to care for and no education, she has few options. The door to a heavenly hellish opportunity opens when she stumbles upon a valuable secret her mother left behind on the slopes of an extinct volcano—a legacy that tempts the family with riches beyond their wildest dreams. But the secret is much bigger and more sinister than they realize. As reality unravels and exposes eerie truths about the ‘ohana that should have remained deep under the mountain, Keahilani must either resist the call of her blood or risk being consumed by its darkness.

Blake Murphy is an assassin working to infiltrate a new Hawaiian cartel. His investigation reveals that Keahilani, the sexy surfing instructor he pegged as an informant, is much closer to the drug ring than he thought. Passion ignites between them in the bedroom, but their ironclad ties to opposing interests pit them against each other everywhere else.

When tensions reach the breaking point and her ‘ohana is threatened, the only cure for Keahilani’s hot-blooded fury is a loaded clip with a body bag chaser.

They don’t call her Pele for nothing

WARNING: HOT-BLOODED does NOT end with a happily ever after. It contains drug use and graphic sex, language, and violence. The story is intended to entertain, not to condone or glorify illegal or immoral activities. This book is unsuitable for sensitive readers and those under the age of 18.

*Written in 3rd person with multiple POVs.

Here are 5 fun facts about HOT-BLOODED

1. HOT-BLOODED is a cross between Point Break, The Sopranos, and Twin Peaks. So, if you like surfing, gangster-style grit with a side of psychological suspense, this one might be right up your alley.

2. HOT-BLOODED’s heroine, Keahilani Alana, is a Hawaiian surfer chick with skeletons (and some other dark, bump-in-the-night baddies) in her closet. She’s strong-willed, independent, and more than willing to use force to get her point across.

3. The tagline for HOT-BLOODED is “‘Ohana is everything,” and boy is it EVER! ‘Ohana means “family” in Hawaiian, and this book explores the nature of family—good, bad, and deadly—on many levels.

4. It’s set on the lush island of Maui where every color of the rainbow rules—and where terrifying shadows exist in places you least expect them.


5. HOT-BLOODED is loosely connected to Kendall’s JUST BREATHE urban fantasy series. You don’t have to have read those books to enjoy this one, but JUST BREATHE readers who do a little digging may notice some subtle connections. There’s a reason for that. Stick with the ‘Ohana series to find out more! :-)
Now you want your own copy right? I do! Of course, I'm a bit twisted like that. ;) Here's where to snatch up your own. 


Kendall Grey is the self-appointed past, present, and future president of the Authors Behaving Badly Club. A whale warrior and indie freedom fighter, she spends summers in the corner (usually with a dunce cap on her head) and winters hunched at the peak of Mt. Trouble, fiery pens of fury (complete with invisible ink) flying across the pages. She has a big set of cajones, and she's not afraid to use them. In her spare time, Kendall speaks your mind so you don't have to.




Wednesday, July 9, 2014

NEW RELEASE: Trapped by Beverley Kendall #NewAdult #giveaway

Blurb:
My life has turned out to be such a cliché. And not in a good way.

It’s not exactly Sixteen and Pregnant, but at eighteen my only advantage is a high school diploma. And if that’s not enough, the father—and I use that term loosely—couldn’t have hightailed it out of my life fast enough.

I thought I really knew him. Unfortunately, my boyfriend of three years transformed from Dr. Jekyll to Mr. Hyde once he realized his carefree, childless days would be coming to an end.

I’m over him now though. The real love of my life is chubby, has more gum than teeth, and stands a little over two feet tall. She may not have been planned, but I’ve never regretted having her. She is the center of my world.

A world that’s turned upside down when my ex returns ready to earn the love and trust of the child he abandoned before birth.

Letting him into my daughter’s life is one thing but letting him back into mine isn’t going to happen. Because the biggest mistake of my life has a name, and that name is Mitchell Aaron Kingsley.

And he’s one mistake I don’t ever intend to make again.


Review: 
NOTE: I strongly recommend you download The Trap for free first and give it a read through before launching into this story. It will provide more detail and if you like to pull on your heartstrings the prequel will do the job extremely well.

This book captures the difficulties of pregnancy at a young age, the challenges of doing the right thing, and how one decision will either break two people apart or bring them together to a tee.I loved this story, and it's a great romance as well as New Adult book.As a young mom myself I found Paige easy to relate to and so understanding of her plight. Mitch is a hot, and swoon worthy guy, who has to come a long way to redemption.Kendall is perfection when it comes to hooking a reader in and making me want to beg for deliverance. I couldn't get through each chapter fast enough and the progression is believable. Pacing, dialogue, and twisty turns are in full force and on target in this story as well. This author knows how to pack a wollop into a story and provide characters that grab you by the shoulders and say "Look at me".The romance scenes are on the spicy side, you are not shut out of the bedroom in this story, and there's plenty of room for more stories with delicious secondary characters. I can't wait to see what Kendall comes up with next. :)

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Purchase Trapped on:  Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble ~ iBooks ~ Kobo ~ GooglePlay
*Note currently the book is only available as Pre-Order on iBooks, but that should change soon. 

Author Bio: 
Beverley Kendall has lived on two continents, in three countries, two provinces, and four states. She stopped her nomadic existence and settled in the southeast with her young son. All things artistic feed her creative passion, but none more than writing.

Find Beverley: Website ~ Twitter ~ Facebook ~ Goodreads

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

NEW RELEASE: Once Upon a Marriage by Sara Daniel #giveaway

My favorite school assignment ever was modernizing and retelling a fairy tale (sophomore English – Aced it AND got extra credit – Thanks  Ms. Seckler!), so when Decadent Publishing put out the call for a retelling of a Grimm’s Fairy Tale, my hand immediately shot in the air. I was given The Three Army Surgeons, an obscure, somewhat gruesome story that was definitely not a romance. (Read it here.)

At the beginning of the initial brainstorming, I thought, “You have got to be kidding me. What I have I gotten myself into?” But then I plunged in. Before long, I was giggling as I typed because Once Upon a Marriage was SO MUCH FUN to write. Yep, favorite assignment ever!

Blurb:
Time is running out for Armina Keer to have the baby she’s always wanted. Before she can move on with her life, she needs her estranged husband to sign their divorce papers. When she can’t get him to respond, her meddling uncles arrange for a trip to his inn. Despite vowing to guard her broken heart, she has to settle the past before she can have a future.

Ian Keer might not deserve a second chance with his wife, but he’s not going to give up one either, not with the immediate flaming attraction still between them. While her uncles’ antics wreak havoc on life at The Inn, he offers her the ultimate gamble: Spend the night with him, and afterwards he’ll sign the papers if she still wants to leave.

With everything riding on one night together, Ian must convince her that their love is strong enough the second time around, and Armina must decide if love is worth sacrificing her dreams.

Excerpt:

“You hate me,” Ian whispered, feeling more nauseous than if he’d ingested a prosthetic eyeball. How could she not hate him when she believed their personal relationship had meant less to him than an employment issue?

Armina gazed beyond his left shoulder. “I don’t hate you. I’ve never hated you. When we got married, I understood you had a strong work ethic combined with an unusual drive to succeed and a consuming passion for the Inn. I knew I’d come in second to this place.”

He opened his mouth, wanting to argue, but couldn’t. If she’d made him choose, he wouldn’t have picked her.

“I thought I was okay with it,” she continued. “After all, I loved the Inn, too, and wanted you to realize your vision for it. Turns out I wasn’t okay. I didn’t realize how distant second place actually was.” She shrugged her slim shoulders. “Live and learn, right?”

Not right. He wanted to take back the lesson and teach her about real love instead. “You never should have had to settle for second place. With me or with anyone else. No one has the right to ask that of you.”

“Agreed.” Her voice came out stronger, her shoulders squared, and she looked him directly in the eye. “Now you understand why I want a divorce.”

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Sara Daniel writes what she loves—irresistible romance, from sweet to erotic and everything in between. 
She lives her own happily-ever-after romance with her hero husband. Connect with her online at: Website ~ Facebook ~ Twitter ~ Blog ~ Pinterest
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Saturday, June 21, 2014

COVER REVEAL: Ember by Catherine Peace

Ember's Secret, Book 1 in the Solstice Quartet, will release as part of Fated Desires Publishing's new Give Me a Taste line in February 2015. 

Blurb: Ember only wants two things out of life: to be reunited with her sisters, and to see people come back to her cafĂ©. Catering to people she never sees again, she experiences a loneliness that can’t be filled. As one of the last Whakamanu—a descendant of the Maori bird-god Tane—she has to hold on to the secrets of her tribe. Family first. 

Gourmet TV personality Austin Garten, host of the popular show Back Road Eats, needs more in his life than Breadbasket America grilling. He’s tired of the safe routes, the easy and dependable foods that the Network loves to display. When his RV breaks down in Wyoming, and he learns about Kai, a Maori restaurant outside of Casper, his interest is piqued. Once he meets the proprietor, he realizes he’s wants more than just her food. He wants her. 

Ember isn’t too sure. The Solstice, the Maori New Year, is fast approaching, and with the heat in her kitchen ratcheting up, she knows she can’t keep her secret for much longer. But will Austin be able to accept her? Or will her secret drive them apart? 

A little secret: I've been privy to some of this stories inner workings and it's delicious, tasty, and oh-so-sexy. You haven't seen nothing until you've checked out Catherine Peace's new addition to paranormal romance. This series will rock the genre. 

Catherine Peace is also the proud author of two delicious 1NS Stories with Decadent Publishing: Complete Me and This Time Next Year.

You can find Catherine Peace on: Twitter ~ Facebook ~ Blog