Thursday, January 18, 2018

Release Day for My Gentleman Thief by Meredith Bond

My Gentleman Thief
Author: Meredith Bond
Series: Merry Men Series Book 7

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Thalia Grace has a habit of flaunting Regency society—whether it be racing her horse against ungentlemanly earls or standing up to the arrogant lady patronesses of Almack’s. But after a handsome Greek artist comes to visit, she discovers her true calling—to follow in the footsteps of her archaeologist parents.

The talented Yiannis Istoriakis is passionate about Greek antiquities—he would do anything to ensure that they are treated with proper respect. But he never expected to become a thief…much less be so fascinated by the spirited woman he needs to become his accomplice.

As Thalia and Yiannis suffer through London’s social whirl while stealing priceless antiquities, they find that it’s their hearts that are in danger of being stolen.

About the Author

Meredith Bond's books straddle that beautiful line between historical romance and fantasy. An award-winning author, she writes fun, traditional Regency romances, medieval Arthurian romances, and Regency romances with a touch of magic. Known for her characters “who slip readily into one’s heart,” Meredith loves to take her readers on a journey they won't soon forget. She is currently living in Europe enjoying the Bohemian life.

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Release Blitz - Return of the Lycan King by Candace Blackburn

One life, one mate.That is the rule for Lycans, and after waiting for over a thousand years, Nicholas Konstantine has finally found his. But Kristen O'Connor doesn't know she is a Lycan. He wants to claim her, but she's scared. Will they face everything together, or will her fears be stronger than their love?

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About Return of the Lycan King: Book 1: Nicholas and Kristen

Title: Return of the Lycan King: Book 1: Nicholas and Kristen
Author: Candace Blackburn
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release Date: January 16, 2018
Publisher: Candace Blackburn
Series: Return of the Lycan King
Format: Digital eBook
Digital ISBN: 9780692994450

One life, one mate. Nicholas Konstantine has been waiting over a thousand years for his mate. But when he finds her, she's completely unaware of her Lycan biology, and she's battling her own personal demons.

Kristen O'Connor is a recovering addict, with some major trust issues. By not letting anyone get close, she won't get hurt. Yet after one meetiing with Nicholas, her walls are crumbling, and she wants more with this man.

But Nicholas reveals his Lycan side, and hers as well. In addition, ghosts from both of their pasts come back to haunt them. Will they face everything together, or will Kristen's fears be stronger than her love?

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"No."  Repeating the word over and over, as if that would negate the reality, Kristen walked to the bathroom and turned on the lights. The fluorescent bulbs weren't needed to highlight what was there.  Her pupils were, indeed, a deep yellow.  The color was framed by her thickened eyebrows.  She swung her hair around and...dear God.  Her hair was at least a foot longer than it had been that very morning.  Her fingers shook as she held a thick section of red hair.
All she saw were the claws.
The scream was primal and Kristen sobbed as she sank to the floor.  Nicholas was there instantly, wrapping his arms around her.
"What is happening to me?"
He rocked her back and forth, rubbing her back in circular motions.  "Your body is going through a change."
"No shit, Nicholas.  But why me?  God almighty, I'm waving the freak flag high enough as it is.  Now I'm part animal?"  She held her arms in front of her face.  "I've got fucking claws!"
"I know, beautiful.  I've seen them."
"Don't what?"
"Call me beautiful.  I'm anything but."
"You're incredibly beautiful.  Even now, with all the things that are disturbing you so badly."
"They aren't disturbing to you?  You spent the night fucking a Lycan, werewolf, whatever and you're perfectly calm."  The sobs slowed as she turned to look at him.  "Why is that, Nicholas?"
"Because," he said as he held out his hand.  Kristen gasped as claws extended from his finger tips.  "I'm a Lycan too."

Copyright © 2018 Return of the Lycan King: Book 1 Nicholas and Kristen by Candace Blackburn

About Candace Blackburn:

Candace makes her home in North Carolina with her high school sweetheart husband and their two sons.  She's an indie author who has published two previous romances (with a bit of fantasy in each), Tristan's Redemption and Nate's Forgiveness.  Her current works are all paranormal romance (her favorite genre to read!) and are set in her home state.  She loves coffee, cold weather, the Boston Red Sox, the Carolina Panthers, and hearing from fans.

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Release day for Payback by Jessica Dale.

Author: Jessica Dale
Series: An Unintended Consequences Romantic Suspense

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With strange fainting spells rattling James Fitzgerald’s sense of identity and complicating his acting career, he seeks solace at his country home in Virginia, once owned by his parents. But instead of a relaxing getaway with his closest friends, he walks into a bloodbath. And a cryptic message on a shower curtain points to him as the killer.

Carrie Johnson has hidden herself away in northern Virginia’s woods to escape an abusive husband. But her attempts to stay isolated from society are confounded by her attraction to her only neighbor, part-time resident James Fitzgerald.

Virtually under house arrest and struggling to resist his growing attraction to Carrie, James distracts himself by investigating his parents’ backgrounds, seeking an explanation for the fainting spells. Instead, he discovers some shocking truths about his family and himself, and ends up wondering if he should have let sleeping ghosts lie.

(This story was previously published as Ripples of Evil)

About the Author

Jessica Dale has been a human resources administrator, mental health counselor, business owner and college professor. She now enjoys writing romantic suspense stories that will make your spine tingle in more ways than one.

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Release Blitz - THE SEA DEVIL by Eliza Knight

Celebrate the release of THE SEA DEVIL, the newest installment in USA Today Bestselling Author Eliza Knight’s  swashbuckling series, Pirates of Britannia: Lords of the Sea.

“This series never disappoints, it just gets better, like a good bottle of wine, the more you have, the more you want.”—Goodreads Reviewer

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Title: The Sea Devil
Author: Eliza Knight
Genre: Historical Romance
Release Date: January 16, 2018
Publisher: Knight Media, LLC
Series: Pirates of Britannia


A daring brotherhood, where honor among thieves reigns supreme, and crushing their enemies is a thrilling pastime. These are the Pirates of Britannia.

Thornley “Thor” MacLeod, captain of The Sea Devil and prominent member of the Devils of the Deep is out for one thing and one thing only—revenge against Santiago Fernandez, leader of Los Demonios de Mar. Tormented by the demons of his past, he knows the only relief to his pain will be spilling the blood of his enemy. When he learns that Santiago seeks to find a child he abandoned nearly two decades before, Thor is determined to find the precious treasure first. Which means, Thor may have to sacrifice his honor in order to exact the perfect vengeance.
Orphaned at a young age, Alesia Baird has grown up along the harsh coasts of Scotland, bearing witness to many a nightmare. With the hangman’s noose dangling ever closer to her neck, she has to find a way to escape the only life she’s ever known. When she overhears a pirate mention he seeks the child of Santiago Fernandez, Alesia takes the leap, knowing this could be her only way out.
Alesia must keep up the ruse long enough to escape with her life, and perhaps a sack full of jewels. But when it comes time to jump ship, she finds her destiny may have led her in a different path. Will the hardened Highlander allow a lass into his heart—or is she destined to be alone forever?

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An excerpt from THE SEA DEVIL
Copyright © Eliza Knight 2018

“I’m a pirate, lass. What am I supposed to think when I come into my room and a lass has made herself at home, going so far as to take off her boots?”
She pushed against him more, and he did let go slightly, enough that she thought she might be able to draw a better breath, but it didn’t appear that his hold was what kept her from breathing. Struggling to speak without choking, she said, “I came here because I heard ye were looking for the bastard of Santiago Fernandez.”
“And ye claim to be that unfortunate offspring?”
She nodded solemnly. “I do.”
“Prove it,” he growled.
“How?” She wriggled against him. “Put me down first.”
“Say something to me in Spanish.”
He settled her in front of him, but not far enough away that she couldn’t still feel the heat of his body sinking into hers. Thinking quickly on her feet, Alesia frowned up at him. “My mother was Scots, and my father, the legendary Spanish pirate, abandoned me the moment he planted his seed, ye buffoon. Where would I have learned his language?”
“Point taken.” He studied her face, eyes narrowed. “Ye do have the look of him. In a feminine sort of way. Save for that hair. Tempestuous hair.”
Her mouth fell open at the insult. She moved to stomp on his foot but quickly found herself lifted off her feet, arms pinned to her sides by the steely strength of his own.
Fine, he wanted to play dirty. She’d already showed him once she knew how to take down a man. Alesia moved to kick him where she’d had the pleasure of socking him before, but Captain Thor clamped her legs between his thighs of steel.
“Uh-uh, princess,” he mocked.
Though she hated to head-butt anyone for the headache it always gave her, that was her next move. Alesia was fairly certain at this point she wasn’t going to be walking away with the silver, which meant she could at least walk away with her life—and figure out another way to escape the wharf.
Before she had the chance to make good on her decision to crack her head against his, she found herself flattened to the wood-planked floor, and his massive body on top of hers. Every hard plane pressed to the soft curves of her own. She sucked in a ragged breath, prepared to shout at him to leave off, but she found her throat too tight to speak.
“I’d have expected more from Santiago’s daughter, wee sprite.” His finger trailed over her cheek and along her jawline.
Alesia bared her teeth, trying to wriggle free but only managing to feel his body pressed harder to hers. “And I would have expected more from a pirate Captain.”
“Touché.” His grin was inviting. Unnerving. Disarming.
“Get off me,” she growled, trying keep her mind in the right place—the angry place. That was survival. To succumb to his disarmament was to lose.
His gaze shifted to her lips. “Not without a kiss.”
Alesia snorted and shoved at his unmoving shoulders. “I’d not kiss ye if ye were the last man on earth.”
“What if I were the second to last?” he teased.
She let out an exasperated groan. “Not then, either, ye ogre.”
He clucked his tongue. “Shame.”
“Why’s that?”
“Because, lass, if sparring with ye is this fun, kissing would be even better.”

About Eliza Knight

Eliza Knight is an award-winning and USA Today bestselling author of over fifty sizzling historical, time-travel and contemporary romance novels. Under the name E. Knight, she pens rip-your- heart-out historical fiction. While not reading, writing or researching for her latest book, she chases after her three children. In her spare time (if there is such a thing…) she likes daydreaming, wine-tasting, traveling, hiking, staring at the stars, watching movies, shopping and visiting with family and friends. She lives atop a small mountain with her own knight in shining armor, three princesses and two very naughty puppies.
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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Meet The Author - AMALI ROSE

Welcome all

Today I’m very lucky to be interviewing Amali Rose, author of Under The Cherry Blossoms.

ME:  Hi Amali Rose, thank you for agreeing to this interview. Tell us a little about yourself and your background?

AMALI ROSE: I am an Australian former blogger who published my debut novella this year. I have always been a huge book lover, and earlier this year when I got a story idea that wouldn't go away, I decided to take the leap and put pen to paper, metaphorically speaking!

ME: What genre do you write?
AMALI ROSE: Contemporary Romance/Romantic Comedy/Erotica

ME: What are you working on at the minute?
AMALI ROSE: I am currently working on Dandelion Dreams, the second book in my Fleurs d'amour Novella Series.

ME: Can you share a little of your current work with us?
Content is raw, unedited and subject to change.
© 2017 Amali Rose
Leaning back in his chair, Connors sizes me up, and for the first time since I entered his office, I sense a tiny bit of empathy. “Your administrative work here was adequate, Cassidy, and while your attitude wasn’t a fit for Patterson & Partners, I’m sure you would be an asset somewhere. Perhaps in a less rigid environment. All of which has been reflected in your reference letter.”
I’m still staring at him, slack jawed, as I try to make sense of what is happening. I hate this job. I’ve hated every office job I’ve ever had. But I have never once been fired from a job. People love me! I’m a fucking delight.
“That will be all, Miss. Jensen.”
I realise that I am, once again, being dismissed, so I gather myself as best as I can, and begin to make my exit.
Stopping in the doorway, I slowly turn, formulating my words and deciding what I want his last impression of me to be. Classy, I decide. Classy is the smart option.
Nah, fuck that.
“Connors, dude, everyone knows that’s a fucking rug on your head. And it’s not even a good one. It’s like an animal crawled up there, got cozy, and decided it was a good place to die. You really should do something about that, if you want people to take you seriously. Toodles!” Turning on my heel, I sashay out of the office, smirking at the sounds of indignation that follow me.

ME: Which actor/actress would you like to see playing the lead character from your most recent book?
AMALI ROSE: Hmm... for Under The Cherry Blossoms I can see Ashton Kutcher as Ben, and Rachel Bilson as Skye.
For Dandelion Dreams I like Blake Lively for Cassidy, and Jamie Dornan as Mason.

ME: While you were writing, do you ever feel as if you were one of the characters?
AMALI ROSE: No, but I definitely have experienced moments where an idea will pop in my head from nowhere, and I run with it. Then five chapters later, it will fall into place. It's completely unconscious, and I like to think it's the characters helping me along.

ME: When did you decide to become a writer?
AMALI ROSE: About six months ago.

ME: Which writers inspire you?
AMALI ROSE: There are so many incredibly talented indie authors out there. Some of my favorites are Meghan Quinn, Adriana Locke, Jana Aston and L.J. Shen.

ME: Do you write on a typewriter, computer, dictate or longhand?
AMALI ROSE: I write on my laptop, and take notes on my phone.

ME: Do you work to an outline or plot or do you prefer to just see where an idea takes you?
AMALI ROSE: I use a very simple chapter by chapter outline. It's incredibly basic, and I flesh it all out as I write.

ME: Do you read much and if so who are your favorite authors.
AMALI ROSE: Unfortunately, I don't get as much time to read as I would like. I prefer romantic comedies that still have all the dirty bits lol!

ME: What book are you reading now?
AMALI ROSE: Darker by E.L. James

ME: Do you think that giving books away free works and why?
AMALI ROSE: I'm not sure if it works, I'm so new and I'm still trying to figure the whole marketing thing out. For me, personally, I do give a lot of books away, simply to get my work out there, and build a name for myself. I think at this point, that's more important to me than sales.

ME: How do you relax?
AMALI ROSE: I relax by spending time with my friends, reading or veging out in front of the tv.

ME: What is your favorite quote?
AMALI ROSE: "Though she be but little, she is fierce."

ME: What advice would you give to aspiring writers?
AMALI ROSE: Oh wow, I don't really feel like I'm in any position to give advice! I guess I would just say, try to be as kind to yourself as you are to others, follow your gut, and surround yourself with people who will fight for you fiercely.

ME: What does your writing process look like?
AMALI ROSE: I'm really methodical. I write in sequence, and only ever have one WIP on the go. I'm definitely not your typical creative type!

ME: What is your least favorite part of the publishing / writing process?
AMALI ROSE: I really enjoyed every aspect of it, it was all very positive.

ME: Is there a certain type of scene that's harder for you to write than others? Love? Action? Racy?
AMALI ROSE: No, not particularly. Maybe scenes where I have to research things. I worry about making errors.

ME: Did you learn anything from writing your book(s) and what was it?
AMALI ROSE: Absolutely, I learnt a lot about plot structure. I hope I continue to learn something from every book.

ME: Name one entity that you feel supported you outside of family members.
AMALI ROSE: I have a really strong group of friends who have held my hand, encouraged me, and kicked my ass throughout the entire process. My book wouldn't have been published without them.

ME: Which famous person, living or dead would you like to meet and why?
AMALI ROSE: Jamie Dornan. Because he's dreamy, and has an Irish accent!

ME: What is your favorite theme/genre to write about?
AMALI ROSE: Romantic comedy.

ME: What is your favorite theme/genre to read?
AMALI ROSE: Romantic comedy.

ME: What secret talents do you have?
AMALI ROSE: Well, I don't know how much talent I have, but probably writing. Very few people in my "real" life now I have started writing.

ME: If you had a superpower, what would it be?

AMALI ROSE: To be invisible.

ME: Where is one place you want to visit that you haven't been before? Why?
AMALI ROSE: Ireland. I'm not sure why, I've just wanted to go there since I was a child.

ME: How can readers discover more about you and you work? i.e. Website: Blog: Facebook: Twitter: Lnkedin: Pinterest: Amazon Author Page: Smashwords: Book Links: (* American, UK, etc.) Goodreads.
AMALI ROSE: Follow #AmaliRose here...

#SweetheartOfSmut #StalkLinks


ME: Is there anything else you would like to add that I haven’t included?

ME: Thank you very much for taking the time out of your busy schedule to take part in this interview.
AMALI ROSE: Thank you for this wonderful opportunity!