Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The Story of a Baron


The Story of a Baron
by Linda Rae Sande
Genre: Historical Romance



What will she discover when she reads between the lines?

Jeffrey Althorpe is in need of more income for the struggling Sommers barony. As a peer of the realm, he’s not allowed to work, but if he’s able to earn money from a book he’s written – anonymously, of course - no one will be the wiser. A dowry would be easier, but then he would have to find a wife willing to marry a baron.

While her brother, the Earl of Everly, is away on one of his lengthy expeditions, Lady Evangeline is left behind in London to spend her days creating exquisite embroideries and reading books. She's about to buy The Story of a Baron at The Temple of Muses when Lord Sommers suddenly appears. He’s intent on buying the very same book, but there's only the one copy.

Desperate to discover what changes his publisher might have made to his story - without letting on he’s the author - Jeffrey suggests they read it together. Evangeline's sterling reputation could use a bit of scandal, she decides, and so she agrees to Lord Sommer's proposal.

As the two read The Story a Baron, Evangeline realizes some of the characters and settings are just a bit too familiar. And a bit too close to home. Was she the inspiration for the baron’s secret love, a bold, brash woman whose reputation is in tatters?

With her own reputation suddenly in question, Evangeline finds her life imitating art. How can the book have a happy ending when she wishes she’d never purchased The Story of a Baron? 




From book production and technical writing to research and romance

A self-described nerd and lover of science, Linda Rae spent many years as a published technical
writer specializing in 3D graphics workstations, software and 3D animation (her movie credits include SHREK and SHREK 2). An interest in genealogy led to years of research on the Regency era and a desire to write fiction based in that time.
Now running the front office of a busy print shop, she's developed an appreciation for pretty papers and spends time using them in her scrapbooks. She can frequently be found at the local cinema enjoying the latest movie. During the winter, she hosts several junior hockey players, and an indeterminate number of tropical fish live with her year-round. She makes her home in Cody, Wyoming.





Monday, April 27, 2015

Spun


Spun 
by Shyla Colt
Genre: Contemporary Romance, New Adult, Bikers



Born to a King of Chaos patch holder with a case of wanderlust and a self-centered mother, twenty-one-year-old Nevada Weber is used to taking care of herself. She's spent her life skating by on her wits and pure determination. When she lands in a situation, she can’t haggle her way out of, she’s forced to rely on another brother for help.

Club enforcer Gage “Wizard” Carmody has done his job too well over the years. Icy and numb on the inside, he walks around in a prison of his making. When the bright green-eyed girl he helped raise winds up unclaimed and in need of protection he steps in seeking redemption.


In a life where destruction lurks around the corner, they discover something with the potential to bring healing and happiness. But when you live in Chaos nothing goes as planned.







Shyla Colt grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, but has lived a variety of different places thanks to her wanderlust, interesting careers, and marriage to a United States Marine. She's always loved books and wrote her very first novel at the age of fifteen. She keeps a copy of her first submission letter on her desk for inspiration. 

After a lifetime of traveling, she settled down and knew her time had come to write. Diving into her new career like she does everything else, with enthusiasm, research and a lot of prayers, she had her first book published in June of 2011. As a full-time writer, stay at home mother, and wife, there's never a dull moment in her household. 

She weaves her tales in spare moments and the evenings with a cup of coffee or tea at her side and the characters in her head for company. A self-professed rebel with a pen. Her goal is to diversify romance as she continues to genre hop, and offer up strong female characters.
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Sunday, April 26, 2015

The Gemina Series


The Gemina Series
by Tamara McHatton and Lysa Demorest
Genre: Historical Romance



The Thirteenth Twin Legion, known as a Gemina, became a key force in the Roman Empire's conquest of Gaul and Germania. The renowned commanders, Axilla and Ocella, must choose to defend their home or fight for the Romans. Death and tragedy lead the brothers-in-arms to far different fates that will be the ultimate test of their bond for each other and their loyalties.
The rebellion rises against the military and politicians with merchants and villagers caught between two nations. Brothers, lovers, and families, swept into the rising tides of war, divide their allegiance. Trading routes turn into spy rings while the heroes decide where their futures lie. Do they live in the freedom of rural Germania or submit to the tyranny of a Roman emperor?


Legends emerge when citizens challenge the threat to their land and their way of life. For a legion that once knelt to an emperor, warrior and merchant alike must decide who earns their loyalty as their ranks grow in the fire of rebellion. Love and honor will bring an empire to its knees when heroes change the fate of Germania.





Axilla goes against orders to find out the fate of his outpost, only to realize he has made the greatest sacrifice of his life. His existence now rests on his skills to survive his captivity as a Roman gladiator.
Corvina, the scarred protector of their outpost, hides her face -- and her failures -- behind a scarf. Powerful forces put her in the center of Rome, perfectly placed to spy, giving her one more chance to safeguard her people and the old Roman ways.


It falls to the lost Roman legionnaire and the scarfed woman to orchestrate the heroic plan of saving an empire from itself. They coordinate a daring escape and set the challenge on the very steps of Rome's aristocracy. A fight to inspire a rebellion, a fight to inspire a revolution.





Without his memories, Cordus has to create a new life for himself with borrowed skills. His rescue from a battle-torn town leads him on a journey through Germania and Rome with Katja Kaufer to lead the way. He is a forgotten man displaced in a rebellion that threatens the very lives of the people who rescued him.

The web of rising suspicions entangles Katja's way of life as a traveling merchant, when Cordus's past brings the leaders of the rebellion, Axilla and Corvina, to their camp. Now, she has to decide if the safety of the people she cares about is worth the protection of one man.


Meet the Authors


In between renovating her beach and river houses, Tamara McHatton writes about the heroes that have influenced her life. She grew up on the Space Coast, and spent time with astronauts, military heroes, and special ops ghosts. This fueled her love of intrigue and adventure and it shows in her stories. She has recently taken up tandem surfing with the love of her life, and cover model, Evan Scott. During the warm summer months, you can find her on the beach, on the board, working to perfect her newest passion.
Lysa Demorest - Born in 1984, Lysa Demorest has since filled her time with a love of books, renaissance faires, science fiction, and role-play writing. She is the assistant, and instigator, to many authors while working on her own stories and taking on the ropes of editor at Desert Breeze Publishing. She lives in Texas, and while studying for her bachelor degree in English, she can be found playing around with words.





 Born in 1984, Lysa Demorest has since filled her time with a love of books, renaissance faires, science fiction, and role-play writing. She is the assistant, and instigator, to many authors while working on her own stories and taking on the ropes of editor at Desert Breeze Publishing. She lives in Texas, and while studying for her bachelor degree in English, she can be found playing around with words.



Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Blood Stitches Book Trailer

Blood Stitches

By Erin Fanning

Genre: Sci-Fi Rom, Paranormal Romance


Coming May 12, 2015 from Lyrical Press

Love and danger intertwine…




It’s called El Toque de la Luna—The Touch of the Moon. At least that’s how nineteen-year-old Gabby’s older sister, Esperanza, refers to the magical powers she inherited from their Mayan ancestors. Esperanza says women with El Toque weave magic into their knitting, creating tapestries capable of saving—or devastating—the world. Gabby thinks Esperanza is more like touched in the head—until a man dressed like a candy corn arrives at their Seattle home on Halloween. But “Mr. C” is far from sweet…

Soon, Gabby and her almost-more-than-friend, Frank, find themselves spirited away to a demon ball, complete with shape shifters—and on a mission to destroy Esperanza’s tapestries before they cause an apocalyptic disaster… And before it’s too late to confess their true feelings for each other.






About the author:

Erin Fanning spends her summers on a northern Michigan lake, where her imagination explores the water and dense forest for undiscovered creatures. In the winter, she migrates to central Idaho, exchanging mountain bikes and kayaks for skis and snowshoes. She’s the author of Mountain Biking Michigan, as well as numerous articles, essays, and short stories. 







Sunday, April 19, 2015

Breakaway


Breakaway
by Vera Roberts
Genre: MultiCultural NA Romance



Dean Winchester is at the place he really doesn’t want to be – stuck at the airport. 

Coming back from a family emergency, he would rather be relaxed at his home in Manhattan Beach, California, and getting his head back into the hockey game. Instead, he’s stuck at the worst airport in all of America – Chicago’s infamous O’Hare. At least the company he’s keeping isn’t too bad to look at. He only needs to convince her there can be something more if she wants it – and if she doesn’t kill him first. 

Sydney Walker hates weddings. And she really hates weddings that she’s the bridesmaid in. 

Returning from her third wedding in a year where she has perfected the role of bridesmaid, Sydney only wants to get back home in San Francisco. A snowed-in flight and every hotel room booked to capacity, Sydney is forced to share a room with a gorgeous man from Southern California. She’s not necessarily worried about him making a move on her but rather, if she could keep her hands to herself. 

Breakaway is a sensual New Adult romance series that deals with trust, long-distance relationships, and finding yourself again. 





Friday, April 17, 2015

A Beautiful Kind Of Love, by Ellie Wade


Title: A Beautiful Kind of Love
Author: Ellie Wade
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 13, 2015



Every choice has a consequence.

I believe in soul mates. Why? Because I have one and his name is Jax Porter.

I have known Jax my whole life and I have loved him with every breath I’ve ever taken. The fact that we were born a mere month apart to mothers that are best friends has made us inseparable since birth.

What we have is so rare, one would think our story would be written, our fate sealed. But, unfortunately that’s not how life works. Life offers us many choices that can turn destiny into chance.

I now find myself heading toward a destination that I could have never imagined and I have to figure out where to go from here. 

Will the choices that have been made change our path forever or will fate find its way?



Our entire life together has been perfect. We have had eighteen years of foreplay. I don’t need candles or flowers. I need you. Take me to bed and make me yours in the only way that I’m not. ~ A Beautiful Kind of Love
What we have is the absolute rightness of two souls born into this world to complement the other flawlessly. Everything that Jax is and everything that he does is always exactly what I need. A Beautiful Kind of Love
I can’t compare what I’ve had with others to what I could have with you. You are my Lily. There is no comparison. A Beautiful Kind of Love
Our entire life together has been perfect. We have had eighteen years of foreplay. I don’t need candles or flowers. I need you. Take me to bed and make me yours in the only way that I’m not. A Beautiful Kind of Love
This right here with Jax and me, our bodies and our souls acting on pure instinct and desire, is what I was made for. A Beautiful Kind of Love




               JAX                    LILY

Friday, April 10, 2015

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Underground Series


Underground Serial
by Cassandra Carr
Genre: Black Ops/Military, Action, Suspense




Off the Grid, Underground 1- The seemingly impossible has happened. The unthinkable. Those I trusted most have betrayed me. I’m a hockey player, and gave control of my finances to my parents so I could concentrate on my game. Big mistake. They stole from me, bankrupted me, in fact. And then someone come looking for money I don’t have and I made a terrible mistake; one that will haunt me forever.
But now someone has found me and offered a new start. I would no longer be a hockey player, I wouldn’t even be an actual person, totally off the grid. I’d be a shadow, fighting crime for an organization that’s underground, literally. Do I want that life?
If I go back, what kind of life would I have? Probably one in prison orange. The choice to join Underground is painful, but necessary. As my hockey coach always said, though, pain is weakness leaving the body. I will not be powerless ever again.


Creating Slapshot:
I’ve left my old life behind and officially joined Underground. It appears no one knows where I am or even if I’m still alive. I don’t know how I feel about that. My friends thinking I’m dead leaves a hole in my heart, but I’ll drive myself crazy if I obsess about it. So rather than allowing myself to wallow in self-pity or anger about what’s happened, I’m throwing all my energy into training. You would think that whole “elite athlete” thing would make everything easier, but all these new techniques I need to master—hand-to-hand combat, weapons training, surveillance procedures—are kicking my ass.
For my whole life, I’ve only had one identity. Ethan, hockey player. Now that sense of self is gone forever, slowly being replaced by my new identity, Slapshot. Surreal doesn’t even begin to describe this transformation. But the more I find out about the world around me, the problems I ignored for the most part as I played a game for an obscene amount of money, the more I want to make a difference. This is not a game. It’s real life, and I have the chance to be a hero. It’s going to take everything I have—or have left, to do it.


Blurb for Underground Serial- Follow this 10-part serial throughout 2015 featuring Ethan, aka Slapshot, a hockey player whose life is ruined, forcing him to disappear forever. Ethan joins Underground, a black ops organization and is trained as a deadly operative. There, he meets Ciana, a woman with a dark past of her own. As Ethan and his Underground colleagues embark on dangerous missions worldwide, he finds a new purpose in life. But will his former problems come back to haunt him?




Bio:
Cassandra Carr is a multi-award winning romance writer. When not writing she enjoys watching hockey and hanging out online. Cassandra's books have won numerous "Best Book Of" awards and her novella Unexpected Top was nominated in the E-book Erotic Romance category of RT's Reviewers' Choice Awards.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Katie In Love

Katie In Love
by Chloe Thurlow
Genre: Contemporary Romance




Katie Boyd has nothing in common with Tom Bridge, the volunteer doctor she meets at a party – except in bed she finds a passion to match her own. Tom is intense, puzzling, a man who cares about others and compels Katie to question her own life drifting through the hip clubs and London party scene.
When Tom returns to his post in a Sri Lanka orphanage, Katie isn’t sure if their passion was lit by its brevity, or if love, unexpected and not entirely wanted, has edged its way into her life. Should she go back to being who she always was? Or follow Tom into the unknown?
Katie in Love is a compelling erotic-romance that will grip readers as they follow Katie’s journey to an ending they may have expected – but not in the way they expected it.
Brilliantly written and coolly self-aware, Chloe Thurlow was described by KM Dylan on Amazon as “…the Anaïs Nin of our times.” With Katie in Love  – her sixth novel – Thurlow reveals a writer at the height of her powers.






I am a night person, the girl at the bar who looks like she should have gone home and maybe has no home to go to. I compose my work between two and six while the early bird planes follow the Thames into Heathrow carrying bankers and businessmen hoping to make it in the greatest city on earth – London, where I was born on a cold December night with a full-moon overhead and snow covering the garden. Katie in Love is my 6thnovel – more romance than erotic, but as Mother stopped talking to me when I published The Secret Life of Girls, I don't imagine anything is going to change. Katie in Love took 13 months to write and my soul is pressed into every page. 

Twitter @chloethurlow1