Friday, July 31, 2015


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Title: Lady Emily’s Exotic Journey
Author: Lillian Marek
Series: Victorian Adventures, #2
Pubdate: August 4th, 2015
ISBN: 9781492602293

From sensible, sheltered girl
Safe in the embrace of her loving family, Lady Emily Tremaine longs to feel more intensely alive. Surely the magic and mystery of Assyria and the fabled ruins of Nineveh will bring about the transformation she seeks.

To the woman his heart desires
Scarred by his past and estranged from his noble grandfather, French adventurer Lucien Chambertin desires neither a home nor the chains of emotional attachment. He seeks only to explore the far reaches of the world. But he did not know the world contained the likes of Lady Emily—whose curiosity and sense of wonder match his own.

Lillian Marek was born and raised in New York City. At one time or another she has had most of the interesting but underpaid jobs available to English majors. After a few too many years in journalism, she decided she prefers fiction, where the good guys win and the bad guys get what they deserve.

This August marks the release of the second in Lillian Marek’s Victorian Adventures series, Lady Emily’s Exotic Journey!  To celebrate her new release, Lillian’s here to share a fact about the Victorian era she discovered during her research:

Contessa Maria della Torre, one of Garibaldi’s lovers, wore men’s clothes to take part in his campaign: a white braided hussar tunic, trousers, boots outside with spurs, a Spanish hat with plumes, and a sword which clanked as she walked.

An Excerpt:
Emily had left the tent, and Lucien began to turn to her to share his thoughts on the scene when he saw a puff of smoke and a glint of metal by one of the boulders on the cliff. At that moment a bullet ploughed into the deck beside him, and he heard the shot.
He flew across the feet separating them to knock Emily to the ground, covering her with his body. “Keep down,” he ordered when she tried to raise her head. More bullets fell about them, most splashing into the river. He had his pistol in his hand, but he could not see a target on the cliff. The Turkish troopers on the next raft were firing away but not to any useful purpose that he could see.
Meanwhile, the oarsmen on their raft, who had first dropped their oars in a panic, were now working madly to keep them from being dashed against the rocks as the current swept them around a curve. The skipper joined them, shouting encouragement, until a bend in the river had them out of sight of their attackers. As the wild rocking of their craft ceased and they resumed their placid drift, Lucien became aware of his more immediate surroundings.
To be precise, he became aware of Emily lying beneath him. A warm, soft Emily lying beneath him, a situation his own body found most agreeable. Her breasts were pressed against his chest, and he was positioned between her thighs. She was so soft, such a perfect match for him. She did not appear to be distressed by their position, for she was making no effort to extricate herself. Did she understand what their position was? Could she tell just how agreeable his body found this position? Because his body was reacting most strongly to this juxtaposition.
She was looking up at him with an expression of dazed surprise. He wondered if he was looking at her with the same expression. Her hands were sitting on his shoulders, not pushing him away but not drawing him down. Just touching him. Her lips were parted ever so slightly. In surprise? In invitation? He was close enough to feel the damp warmth of her breath. He was overcome with longing and began to lower his mouth to hers.

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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Spotlight Promo & Giveaway: SECOND CHANCE WITH A BILLIONAIRE by Janice Maynard

The Kavanaghs of Silver Glen, Book 5
Harlequin Desire #2392
ISBN: 978-0-373-73405-4
August 2015
Contemporary Series Romance

Silver Glen, North Carolina – Present Day

Ellie Porter broke Conor Kavanagh’s heart when they were teenagers after she moved away with her parents to South America and refused to keep in touch with him. Now a former ski champion and working at the family resort in Silver Glen, Conor’s heart skids to a stop one day when someone mentions Ellie and her twin brother, Kirby, are back in town to take care of their ailing grandfather. One night he runs into her in his brother’s bar, and she asks him to talk to Kirby, who had lost a foot in a hiking accident and is despondent. She also mentions that she’s a widowed mother of a little boy. Conor still feels this intense attraction to Ellie, but she makes it clear she does not want to get involved with any man. Is she still carrying a torch for her late husband?

Ellie has some deep secrets she’s hiding from everyone, including her twin. Her son and Kirby are the most important people in her life, along with taking care of her grandfather. The adult Conor is sexy and handsome, and he’s persistent in his pursuit of her. She tries to keep him at an arm’s length, hoping he will instead focus on helping her brother get through his issues. But fate throws them together, and soon their heated kisses turn to more. Can Ellie finally tell Conor the truth about why she’s afraid of commitment?

Conor has always been the loner Kavanagh and a lot of it is shaped by Ellie’s years ago rejection of continuing their relationship when she moved away. He has remained friends with Kirby, though they’ve lost contact the past few years. When Ellie approaches Conor about talking to her twin in order to lift his spirits, he agrees. One has to wonder if he agreed in order to get closer to Ellie once again. The sizzling attraction between them jumps out at them, making it hard to deny. She informs him that her first priority is her son, so while a sexual fling might happen, she’s not going to look for a deeper commitment with him. The older, more sensual Ellie intrigues Conor, but underneath her brave veneer lies a woman with secrets she hasn’t revealed to even her own twin. Can Conor unlock her secrets?

SECOND CHANCE WITH A BILLIONAIRE is part of the Kavanaghs of Silver Glen series by Janice Maynard, and while there is interaction with prior characters, this tale can be read as a standalone. The passion between Ellie and Conor is deep and satisfying, as neither seems to get enough of the other. But her late husband is a wall between them even if she insists she’s not in delayed mourning for him. When Ellie does finally tell Conor the truth in this tale, it does seem a bit rushed, but it doesn’t disturb the emotion and fervor that’s between them.

Filled with emotion and hot passion, SECOND CHANCE WITH A BILLIONAIRE is a book you won’t want to miss.

Patti Fischer

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Spotlight on LONE RIDER by B.J. Daniels

LONE RIDER – B.J.  Daniels
The Montana Hamiltons, Book2
ISBN: 978-0-373-78841-5
August 2015
Romantic Suspense

Big Timber, Montana – Present Day

Cowboy Jace Calder is asked by his sister, Emily, to search for her boss, Bo Hamilton, after she fails to return from a camping trip into the Crazy Mountains. Jace learns from his sister that it was recently discovered there was money missing from the nonprofit foundation run by Bo. Is Bo really missing, or did she run off to avoid prosecution for possible embezzlement? Jace is not sure of the answer, but one thing he knows is that for his sister’s sake he’ll head up into the mountains to see if he can find Bo. But how will Bo react when they come face-to-face, considering their high school romance ended badly? But once Jace gets deep into the mountains, he fears that Bo may have met a fate worse than death.

Bo went on the trip into the mountains to clear her head so she could be ready to face the auditor who is investigating the foundation bank records. She didn’t steal the money, but she knows as its director she’d be eyed as the main suspect. Just as she is making her way back down the mountain, she comes into contact with a dangerous man on the run after a prison break. He overpowers her and handcuffs her, dragging her behind him as he goes deeper into the mountains to hole up where no one can find him…or the woman he plans to make his: Bo.

Bo is scared to death and doesn’t know if she will make it out alive, but she’ll do anything to stay alive…for now… in the suspenseful LONE RIDER. Bo was raised as one of the spoiled Hamilton girls, the daughters of the rich and powerful Senator Buckmaster Hamilton, who has recently announced his run for the United States presidency. The family has only recently gotten over the shock of what happened to Bo’s sister Olivia (her story is told in WILD HORSES, out now) and the news that the girls long lost (and thought dead) mother, Sarah, has arrived back in town. Another scandal involving the family could cripple Buckmaster’s election plans, but his main concern right now is for Bo’s safety. After Jace contacts him with the news that Bo is missing, the older man agrees to let him head up in the mountains first to find her. What neither realize—yet—is that she has been kidnapped by a dangerous man.

In LONE RIDER, there are other story arcs going on. Sarah Hamilton’s return from the dead has everyone buzzing, especially since she can’t remember where she’s been for the last twenty years. She’s safely in the hands of a good friend, Russell, who hopes they can be more than friends. But do Sarah and Buckmaster still have feelings for one another, despite the fact that he’s married to Angelina? Will the puzzling scandal revolving around Sarah hurt his political chances? Jace’s sister, Emily, is a single mother and has only recently gotten out of jail and needs the foundation job to support herself. Emily meets a local man and the two hit it off. But shouldn’t she get her act together before she can think about a future with any man? And what about the stranger who has been spotted watching her?

LONE RIDER is a tale that will have you gripping the edge of your seat. An escaped con is a desperate man who vows to not be taken alive, even if that means taking Bo down with him. The danger Bo encounters is harsh and brutal, with threats of rape to have her even more scared. Jace is the last man she expects to rescue her, but he knows the mountains and he may be her only chance. Once Jace rescues Bo, do they have a chance to rekindle their long ago romance? Let’s just say that the thrilling action in LONE RIDER also includes a romantic reunion.

Another terrific tale of suspense and action packed adventure to thrill readers, I highly recommend LONE RIDER as the perfect choice for those days you want a great book to read.

Patti Fischer

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Promo Spotlight on ... SEXY TO GO with Pamela Moran!

1. Tell us about your newest release.

My PSI Sentinel series deals with a psychic, covert agency working in tandem with the government. Dreamwalkers, found in the Sexy To Go anthologies, are an offshoot branch of the PSI involved in a Federal Task Force. These men and women explore the shadowy, dangerous world of dreams and find, if not a happily ever after, a definite happy for now romantic ending,

Dreamwalker: Dream Date (Sexy To Go, Volume 6), opens with Lee Jacobs staring at a photo of a woman he's certain he should know. But he doesn't. A few months before, Lee had been shot and left for dead. He survived, unfortunately his memory is full of holes. Why is he so sure Brynn Keagan, the beautiful doctor at the Lucid Dreaming Research Center, has the answers he seeks?

2. What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your story?

As a monthly collection of short stories, the Sexy To Go anthologies come out once a month. Since they're quick, short reads, I didn't expect to get so attached to the characters. Already I have notes for longer stories for several of the Dreamwalker characters. So even though they're happy for now, stay tuned!

3. Do you have any interesting or quirks or rituals?

A good portion of each story I write, especially the Sexy To Go stories, are written long-hand, in a notebook I carry just about everywhere. Not that quirky for a writer, but I tend to start at the back of the notebook and work towards the front. For a long time I thought of that as just something I do, but really, psychologically, I find the process freeing.

For revisions and time-lines, I work in the 'normal' way, from the front back. By the time the notebook is full, I've met myself somewhere in the center of the book.

4. What authors or friends influenced you in helping you become a writer?

This question stumped me for a bit. So many of my friends are writers, and there are so many authors I admire and respect. But I've always been a reader and a story-teller for as far back as I can remember, and I have to say my mother was the biggest influence. She loved books, loved words, and instilled in all of us that love of reading. I remember her toying with the thought of writing children's books, and although she didn't actively pursue the notion for herself, she planted that idea of sharing the stories I made up firmly inside me.

5. What does your family think about your career as a published author?

I have two grown sons and while I know they scratch their heads over the idea their mother writes romance, they're also the first to brag about my books!

6. Besides writing, what other interests do you have?

Photography is another love. On the cover for Blind Sight (PSI Sentinels, Book Two), the background is from a photo I shot, in the same area of Oregon where the story takes place. For Gavin's Woman, the latest PSI Sentinel book, I shot all three photos that make up the cover.

I'm also an astrologer and I do tend to use that knowledge with my characters. Lee Jacobs, hero of Dreamwalker: Dream Date (Vol 6) is a mental Libra. He hasn't been in balance since he was shot, and Brynn, an earthy, no nonsense Capricorn, keeps his equilibrium spinning in circles.

7. Can you tell us what is coming up next for you?

Dreamwalker: Finders, Inc (Sexy To Go, Vol 7) finds psychic private detective, Flint Payson stalking Dreamwalker Iona Brooks. Or is she stalking him? You'll have to enter their dreams to find out.

Late summer/early fall, I'll also have a new PSI Sentinel story out, Darkwater Echoes (Book One in the PSI Sentinel / Darkwater series).

8. How can readers connect with you online?
Twitter: @Pam_Moran

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11 sizzling stories for women who like it hot! Erotic romance for women by women featuring contemporary, paranormal, BDSM, and more. A new volume every month, always delicious. 

Command Performance by Sorcha Mowbray
Can a billionaire playboy take charge of a headstrong ballerina or will she lead him a merry chase before dancing off into the sunset?

First Class by Jocelyn Dex
Shay is terrified to fly, but when a sexy-as-sin man sits next to her in first class, he provides a distraction that changes her outlook on flying and leaves her longing for more.

Geek Overboard, #1 by Kathryn Lively
Dumped at the last minute by her boyfriend, Natalie is stuck on a cruise ship with hundreds of sci-fi fans. She intends to make the most of it...maybe that handsome man by the pool can help.

Dreamwalker: Dream Date by Pamela Moran
Dreamwalker Lee Jacobs needs answers to who shot him, to who wanted him dead. Can a dream date with sexy Dr. Brynn Keegan, a researcher at the Lucid Dream Center, help him find the answers? Or will that date only lead to murder?

Rewriting the Law, Part 4 by Daisy Banks 
Elana attempts to leave the safety of the bakery. She discovers Jagan law is implacable, or at least it is when administered by the broad palm of Ansgar. His promise to listen to her tale once the law is satisfied isn’t the only reward for obedience. 

Alien Sex Life an Alien Sex Ed story by Allie Ritch 
Can alien lovers negotiate a life together? Four-armed Valene is madly in love with Apax, but she’s nervous about her impending marriage. 

Pleasured by a Ghost by Haley Whitehall
Confederate soldier Randal Hartford promised his intended he’d wed her after the war and make her dreams come true. Killed at the Battle of Shiloh, he returns in ghostly form. Although not the reunion she expected, he fulfills her every fantasy.


Love or Money by Shiloh Saddler
After being attacked, Daniel owes Dr. Abrams a lot for saving his life and nursing him back to health. Only the doctor asks for a night with his lover, James, as payment. Could this destroy their relationship or open a new door?

On the Sly, Part 1 by Leigh Ellwood
It's 1989, and somebody is attacking gay man in Archer Beach. Officer Jeremy Truman is determined to find the assailant, and protect Colin.

Daylight (48 Hours #3) by Sofia Grey
Joel is happily falling in love with his new boyfriend, Anton, so why is he attracted to Anton’s female roommate? He doesn’t do girls any more – especially not when he has everything he wants in Anton.

Unburied Hatchet by Eva Lefoy
The pack’s move is delayed by a double childbirth. Afterward, Casi experiences her first shift, but on return home, discovers a brutal attack on the pack will separate her from everyone she loves.