Friday, January 31, 2014

Last Day for Love and Other Games Sale!


Hi all,
I just wanted to give everyone a heads up. Today is the final day to buy Love and Other Games, our sexy Olympics anthology, for only 99 cents.

We've had some wonderful reviews for this anthology and with the winter games mere days away, I'll bet some of you will be in the mood for a little gold in your romance reading. :)

Buy it on Amazon! 

Buy it on Barnes and Noble.com!

Thanks,
Ana

"Love and Other Games is an anthology of some of the best sweet and sexy stories I have ever read. It is hard to pick a favorite because they are all top notch..." -The Suburban Eclectic

" I would say its like a rom-com marathon with lots of sexy included. Who knew the Winter Olympics were so hot?" - Bookie Nookie

"If you are looking for a quick read that gives you that warm fuzzie feeling and leaves you with a smile on your face, be sure to pick up a copy of Love and Other Games today!" - White Zin Bookends Reviews

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Cover Reveal: Homecoming by Meredith Daniels.


Hi friends! I have a sexy cover reveal for you all today. Check out Homecoming, a M/M romance written by Meredith Daniels and available this spring from Samhain Publishing.



Title: Homecoming

Author: Meredith Daniels

Series: Southern Honor

Genre: M/M Contemporary Romance

Publisher: Samhain Publishing

Release Date: March 11, 2014



Blurb:   Home is where his heart is…once he recognizes what’s in his heart.

Southern Honor, Book 1
Broken in body, mind and spirit after a botched mission in Kuwait, elite Special Forces operative Jack Dresden returns to Devotion, Georgia, both dreading and longing to face his past. He left town on the receiving end of a wicked right hook thrown by the only person who ever made him feel he was right where he belonged.
Dillon Bluff was never good at pretending. Coming out right after high school, it hasn’t been easy dealing with the stigma of being gay in a small, Southern town. When he stumbles across Jack in the throes of a panic attack, one touch reignites the smoldering, hidden torch he’s always carried for his former best friend.
Jack knows he’s messed up, and the last thing he wants to do is hurt Dillon again. But Dillon is determined to take control and show Jack’s heart the way back home.

Warning: Contains a sexy, scarred Delta Force hero with the hots for his tattooed photojournalist prone-to-skinny-dipping ex-best friend. Threats of creative rope use and plenty of manly loving may leave the reader craving a cigarette—and a man in uniform.

About Author:  Always with a tale to tell, Meredith Daniels has been penning stories since she could put pen to paper. She has always found something magical about the journey of characters finding themselves and finding love worth fighting for. Living in Ohio with her husband and three children, she balances being a mother, wife, dark chocolate and coffee addict, all-round super cupcake baker while sneaking in as much writing time as possible. Meredith loves to hear from readers and you can find her on Twitter at @meredith_d1.

Homecoming is available for pre-order here:




Excerpt:

Jack didn’t know what prompted him to reach across the table and take Dillon’s hand in his. It could have been the stark loss he saw in the brown depths of his eyes. More than likely, it was the overpowering need to feel the other man’s skin against his that had assaulted him almost as soon as he’d walked through the diner door.

Countless nights this man had haunted his dreams and countless nights Jack had to force himself to remember Dillon Bluff hated him. Would probably hate him even more if he gave in to the desire thrumming its way through his bloodstream to pull the smaller man over the table and take his mouth in a kiss that would wipe any memory of anyone but himself ever being there.
God, he was losing it. Edna’s return with their lunch gave him the space from his thoughts, he needed to breathe and get his thoughts in order. He tucked into the juicy burger in front of him, determined to ignore the heat still radiating from his palm.
Dillon had made his opinion of him very clear ten years ago. Conveyed rather nicely with his lethal right hook. He had surprised Jack saying he owed him an apology. If anyone needed to say they were sorry, it was Jack. He had led Stacy on for years. Left her thinking they had a future. He had tried to sneak out of town without saying goodbye to the man who made him feel alive. He was chicken shit and he knew it. All he had to do was get through this lunch and the party tomorrow night and he would probably never see Dillon again. Jack had survived the worst kinds of torture. Surely he could keep a handle on his lust for forty-eight hours?
He tried to pay attention to Stacy as she updated him on all the happenings around Devotion. He couldn’t stop himself from looking across the table at Dillon. He fought a smile as he watched the other man mop up burger juices with his fries. He followed the french fry’s journey to lips that had left him a quaking mess ten years ago. When Dillon’s pink tongue peeked out and dabbed at the corner of his mouth, he had to pinch his thigh to hold in the moan of longing.
“So what do you think?” Stacy’s question had him stuttering back to reality. Leaving behind the world where he traced the delicate lines of the colorful tattoos covering Dillon’s arms with sharp nips and soothing kisses.
He tried to hide his scowl at the direction his thoughts had wandered down and turned to the woman next to him. “I’m sorry?”
“I was saying that we need to get together after the party tomorrow.” She winked at him. “How long are you in town?”
“Six weeks.” He tried not to growl the answer but he could feel Dillon watching him. His entire body seemed to be in tune to Dillon’s and that was the last thing he needed. There was no way he was going to make it through another meal with the man without giving the whole restaurant a show he doubted any of them truly wanted to see.
“That settles it then.” Stacy grabbed his arm and squeezed. Across the table, Dillon tensed. “We can’t let you spend the whole time squirreled away in that house.”
“He’s supposed to be recovering, Stacy.” He watched her brows crinkle in confusion before she shot her brother a quick look. Dillon was now studying him like he was assessing his fitness. Like he just remembered that he was here on medical leave and not to stay.
“He looks fit enough to me.”

“That’s because Jack Dresden only lets people see what he wants them to.”
Surprised, Jack held his gaze. What did he mean by that? Did Dillon suspect his feelings for him? It was hard to say because the only thing he found in the other man’s eyes was a banked fire. He wasn’t sure if it was flames of anger or something else.
The rest of their lunch was spent in near silence. Stacy tried a few times to break the two men out of their sulk, but it looked like her brother had said his peace and Jack sure as hell didn’t feel like digging himself any deeper. So Jack inhaled his burger which now held the appeal of cardboard and wondered when he could find a way out of there.
Just as he was about to make an excuse, the bell over the door jingled.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

At Your Service by Anais Morgan.




Hi friends!! Check out this new book by Anais Morgan. Looks pretty sexy. :)





At Your Service by Anais Morgan
Entranced Publishing
January 13, 2014

Blurb:
As the new butler, Rye is sure sex with his boss’ daughter isn’t in the job description.

The last thing Rye Matthews wants to do is follow in his father’s footsteps as a butler. What keeps him at the Montgomery mansion is Dana. She’s beautiful and has amazing curves. Rye can’t deny the immediate attraction.

When Dana’s normal carrier is sick, Rye is asked to take her shopping. He doesn’t expect her to be forward, getting very physical in a dressing room. He burns to touch her more but knows he must keep it professional, for his job’s sake. Can he resist Dana’s temptations, or are his days as a butler numbered?




About the Author:

Anais Morgan has been writing, in one form or another, since she was fourteen. Her loves have always been romance, followed by paranormals. It seems clichĂ©, but she loves a classic tale with a sexy twist. If she can get inspiration from anything, it'd be Titanic. Anais has been married since 2007 to an equally strange man. Technically they don’t have kids, but four pets equal kids, don’t they?

Twitter: https://twitter.com/erikalindsen
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/erika.lindsen
Facebook Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/anais.morganluv
Blog: http://anaismorgan.blogspot.com/




Excerpt from At Your Service:

She held out a gloved hand for me to take. “Mr. Matthews, I’m ready.”

I led her to the white Mercedes Benz parked out front. I helped her in and gave a wink before getting in the driver’s seat. Tilda watched from the top-floor balcony.

As I pulled away, Dana watched until her house was gone from view. Then came the sound of a zipper. I twitched in my seat. “Miss, what are you doing?”

“It’s Dana, remember? And I’m not going out in this. You packed my clothes. Where are they?”

“Under my seat.”

She wrestled a bit before pulling the clothes free. I glanced in the review mirror, a major part of me dying to see more than I had last night. She slid the sundress down, revealing a nude-colored bra.

Fuck, it got hot in the car. I cranked up the A/C and loosened my collar. I couldn’t help peeking back as she took off the bra and used only her arms to cover herself.

A horn blew, and I averted my eyes in time to see the back of another car fast approaching. I slammed on the brakes, and the Benz skidded to a stop inches from rear-ending the car. I exhaled. Best to keep my eyes where they belonged.

Dana giggled. I shook my head and grasped the wheel harder. Focusing on the road became my only salvation. A zipper echoed through the car again, and I looked back. Dana had dressed, finishing up with her leather skirt. I sighed the heaviest sigh of my life. Thank fucking God that was over. My erection, however, remained.
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Thursday, January 16, 2014

The Problem with Crazy by Lauren K. McKellar.

I have a wonderful cover reveal for you all today! Check out this new book from Lauren K. McKellar. I know it's going to be a hit. 



  

Title: The Problem With Crazy
Author: Lauren K McKellar
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
Cover Design: Berto Designs
Release Date:  February 13, 2014

The problem with crazy is that crazy, by itself, has no context. It can be good crazy, bad crazy . . . or crazy crazy—like it was when my ex-boyfriend sung about me on the radio.

Eighteen-year-old Kate couldn’t be more excited about finishing high school and spending the summer on tour with her boyfriend’s band. Her dad showing up drunk at graduation, however, is not exactly kicking things off on the right foot—and that’s before she finds out about his mystery illness, certain to end in death.

A mystery illness she is likely to inherit.

When your whole life goes from adventure and ecstasy to sad and suicidal, what’s the point? Not knowing who to love, and who to trust . . . where does it end?

The Problem With Crazy is a story about love and life; about overcoming obstacles, choosing to trust, and learning how to make the choices that will change your life forever.

*A portion of sales from this book will be donated to a Huntington’s disease-related charity (details TBC)

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“And there is something else we need to tell you, dear.”

“Deb, not now. Give ‘er a rest,” Dad interjected, his voice sounding ever more weary with each passing word.
“What? Tell me,” I demanded, my fingers clenching into little fists. “What could possibly be worse than what you’ve already said?” Dave placed his arm protectively around my shoulders. I wanted to shake it off.

“Maybe we should wait.” Mum eyed Dave’s hand.

“Anything you have to say, you can say in front of him.” I shook my head. “He’s family. You know that.” Dave and I locked eyes, and he gave me a special little smile.

“Kate, it’s not a good time.” Mum’s voice was shrill. My heart was beating like a jackhammer, thud-thud-thud, over and over at double time.
“If you don’t tell me now, I’ll Google it. I’ll just search the disease and see what I can find. We both will!”

Silence. Dave took my hand in his, clasping his other hand around it so I was protected entirely within his palms. Mum and Dad looked at each other, foreheads wrinkled and lips pursed.

“The disease your father has,” Mum paused. I nodded at her. Go on. 


Just tell me. Get it over with. 

“It’s hereditary.”

I struggled to breathe as Dave’s fingers slowly unlaced themselves from mine.





Lauren K. McKellar is a writer and editor of fact and fiction. She has worked in publishing for more than eight years, and recently returned to her first love: writing books that make you feel.

Lauren loves to write for the Young and New Adult markets, and blogs with Aussie Owned and Read, as well as vlogging with the YA Rebels.

In her free time, Lauren enjoys long walks on the beach with her two super-cute dogs and her partner-in-crime/fiancé.



Friday, January 10, 2014

Vision of Shadows by Vincent Morrone & his 10 Fav Romances in Sci Fi and Fantasy.

Hi all! I'm super excited to welcome Vincent Morrone to the blog today. You're sure to love his debut YA, Vision of Shadows!



Since Vincent is a fellow science fiction fan, I asked him to list his top ten favorite romantic moments in the genre! Here's his response. There's some great choices here.



My top ten Romantic moments in sci-fi, fantasy and other genre books, movies and/or TV.
Han & Leah
There were 2 moments in Empire Strikes Back. One was that kiss on the Millennium Falcon while they were hiding from the Empire. That was such a cool scene. But there’s something about the scene where Han is about to get frozen. Leah tells him, “I love you.” And his reply? “I know.”

Spiderman & Mary Jane.
Because I was a nerd of a kid that dreamed of being able to save the girl and get a kiss. And he got to do it while hanging upside down from a web! How cool is that?

Worf & Dax
That spectacular moment where our favorite cuddly Klingon Warrior tied the knot with the Trill Jadizia Dax. (Wonder how it felt for Worf to hear Captain Sisko call his new bride “Old Man.”)  Let us celebrate by drinking blood wine and hitting ourselves with pain sticks!

Harry & Ginny
In Half Blood Prince, the gang at Hogwarts are in potions class where their new potions professor (Horace Slughorn) has a cauldron of a love potion brewing. Hermione explains that it smells different to each person depending on what they love. Harry smells smelled treacle tart, the woody scent of broomstick handle, and "something flowery that he thought he might have smelled at the Burrow.” In a later chapter, we come to realize that was the scent of Ginny Weasley’s perfume. At that moment, hundreds of thousands of Potter fans who had been shipping Harry/Ginny did fist bumps!

Ron & Hermione
Since were in the Potterverse, how many of us out there yelled, “It’s about bloody time!” when Hermione kissed Ron because he showed concern for the house elves?

Princess Buttercup & the Man in Black.
In the Princess Bride, we’re all yelling “Assss youuu wishhhhh” as we’re rolling down the mountain. Only ‘True Love’ can conquer death.

James T. Kirk & Edith Keeler
So this one wasn’t such a happily ever after as much as it was a tragic love story. Falling in love with a woman who must die or you sacrifice the future was an amazing tale of tortured love. I can still hear Spock yelling out, “No Jim” just at that heartbreaking instant. Not all love stories have a happy ending.

Zoe & Wash
They were a wonderful example of a modern married couple in the year 2517, traveling the verse together, him flying Serenity and her as second in command. Zoe was kick ass, and Wash played with dinosaurs. It ended tragically. The kind of ending that really goes right through you. (That was bad.)

Glen & Maggie
I’ve got to include the couple that first ‘hooked up’ in a pharmacy in the middle of a world infested with zombies. I’m rooting for these two to not become walker chow on the show.

King Kong & Ann Darrow
Here’s the crown jewel or romance in film. I guess I kind of identify a little with Kong. Poor guy. All he wanted was to show his girl a night out on the town. But that ice skating scene is magic.


Awesome choices Vincent! 

And on to his new book:



Vision of Shadows (Vision #1)
by Vincent Morrone

Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal Romance
Release Date: December 30, 2013

Blurb:
Is Bristol Blackburn about to meet the love of her life...or her killer?
After the death of her parents, Bristol Blackburn's life is thrown into chaos and she's forced to move to Spirit, a small town where shadows are stirring. As she learns to navigate her new school and figures out how to keep her psychic abilities secret from her family, Bristol comes face to face with the boy who makes a regular appearance in her dreams: the gorgeous, possibly deadly, Payne McKnight. Soon she’ll find out if Payne will be the love of her life, or the end of it — and she has no idea which possibility scares her more.
And that's not even the worst of it. Strange shadows are haunting her dreams, and they're up to something that could put Bristol and the lives of everyone she loves in jeopardy.


You can add Vision of Shadows to your to-read list on Goodreads

You can find more about Vision of Shadows on the Entranced Publishing website.

Want to chat with Bristol, the main character of this series? Well she has her own twitter account.

Check out the prequel: 




Vision of Secrets (Vision #0.5)
by Vincent Morrone

Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal Romance
Release Date: December 2, 2013

Blurb:
Bristol understands secrets. She's got plenty of her own, ranging from the annoying ghost that keeps showing up and attempting to sing Copacabana, (badly) to the visions of a terrifying future that is getting closer each day.
Bristol knows secrets can kill. She's getting flashes of a boy racked with guilt over his secret. And a girl who's prank might lead to someone's death.
Vision of Secrets is a free prequel introduces you to Bristol Blackburn before the explosive events in Vision of Shadows and let's you see how a young girl deals with her Visions of Secrets!


You can add Vision of Shadows to your to-read list on Goodreads

You can download Vision of Secrets for free from smashwords



About the Author:
Born and raised in Brooklyn NY, Vincent Morrone now resides in Upstate NY with his wife. (Although he can still speak fluent Brooklynese.) His twin daughters remain not only his biggest fans, but usually are the first to read all of his work. Their home is run and operated for the comfort and convenience of their dogs.

Vincent has been writing fiction, poetry and song lyrics for as long as he can remember, most of which involve magical misfits, paranormal prodigies and even on occasion superheroes and their sidekicks.

As they say in Brooklyn: Yo, you got something to say to Vincent?
Check out http://vincentmorrone.com/ where you can learn about Vincent and leave him a comment. You can also connect with Vincent on Twitter https://twitter.com/Vince524 and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Morrrone.


You can find and contact Vincent Morrone here:
- Website
- Facebook
- Twitter
- Goodreads

Vincent also participates in a group blog called YA Rush which consist of YA and NA Entranced authors. You can find YA Rush here:
- Website
- Facebook
- Twitter
- Pinterest


There is a tour wide giveaway for the blog tour of Vision of Shadows.
Here is what you can win:
- 1 Vision of Shadows Pen
- 1 Vision of Shadows Calender
- 1 Vision of Shadows Pen & calender
- 1 Vision of Shadows Pen and calender in a Vision of Shadows canvas bag
- 1 Vision of Shadows Pen, calender in Vision of Shadows canvas bag and an e-copy Vision of Shadows

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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Royal Pain by Danielle Doolittle.



Woo Hoo! Check out this brand new romance from fellow Entranced Author, Danielle Doolittle. This looks like just the kind of story I like to curl up with. :)



Falling in love can be a royal pain.


Title: Royal Pain
Author: Danielle Doolittle
Series: Sweetwater Creek #1
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 6, 2014
A cocktail of sex, booze, and breakneck speeds is what sends Prince Henry of Benignus into rehab. He’s expecting to skip out on lectures and smoke behind the shed. He’s not expecting Carleigh.

Carleigh Philips knows Henry is trouble. His bad-boy attitude reeks of self-importance and over-indulgence. She’s not expecting him to lift a royal finger during his time at the ranch. She’s not expecting him to be a threat to her heart.

When Carleigh’s life is on the line, will Prince Henry step up to the plate? Or will he prove he really is nothing but a phony royal pain?

You can add Royal Pain to your to-read list on Goodreads:



About the Author:
With a bachelor’s degree in English, Danielle has always had a passion for the written word. Initially starting out to be a high school teacher, she soon realized writing was her calling. Danielle lives in Ohio with her family. When she’s not writing (which is rare) she’s spending time with her husband, wrangling two rambunctious boys and one rowdy little girl, and baking like she’s on Cupcake Wars. 
Danielle enjoys copious amounts of coffee and dark chocolate, chatting on Twitter, and a good love story. Oh, and an Alpha hero is a must!

You can find and contact Danielle here:


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- a grand prize goodie bag including a handmade bookmark, 3 3x4 magnets, a Royal Pain deck of cards and a tote bag.
- 2 e-copies of Royal Pain.

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  Excerpt from Royal Pain by Danielle Doolittle:


“All rise. The Honorable Judge Freeland presiding.”
The bailiff’s voice caused Henry’s brain to ricochet against his skull. He was slow to gain his feet as an elderly man in a billowing, black robe walked briskly from a doorway set to the side of the room. Henry watched his bald head reflect the light as he took his seat at the bench.
The sooner this little show was over, the sooner he could find his car and get back to Chicago. His brother was expecting him. While he wasn’t looking forward to the idea of dealing with official state business, Henry found he actually missed Alexei. Must have been the hangover. 
He hadn’t been home in six months. Not since they’d issued him the ultimatum. It was either change his ways on his own, or his family had resolved they would do it for him. He knew how they wished to solve what they perceived as his problem, so Henry packed up and headed to America. Here, his only official business involved deciding which party to attend and who he was taking back to the hotel with him afterward.
“What have you to say for yourself?” The old judge’s gravelly voice made Henry realize he should have been paying attention.
“Sorry?”
“I said, after your actions last night, what do you have to say for yourself?”
“I can honestly say, sir, that I sorely regret having to take the jobs of all the night staff at the Hilton for allowing me to leave the hotel in such a condition. So if you will let me be on my way, it would seem I have some business to attend to. And I assure you, after today, you will never have to see my face again. Now, if I could be on my way?”
“Hold it right there, son.” Steel had worked its way into Judge Freeland’s voice. “I know who you are, and I believe you expect it will allow you to walk away from this without feeling any repercussions. I’m here to tell you, young man, that in that assumption, you are very wrong.”
Henry felt himself shift under the weight of the old judge’s glare.
“You will find that we treat all offenders equally here in Sweetwater. You have quite a list of offenses: DUI, assaulting an officer, public nudity.”
Public what?
“Now, see here!” Henry was outraged. Who did this backwater, sorry excuse for a judge think he was? Henry was royalty, nobility. Granted, he was currently on the outs with the family, but that didn’t change anything. He was entitled to a standard of treatment, and this old man was about to get a lesson in etiquette.
“Before you can launch into how I have offended your noble lineage, Your Highness, you should know that the District Attorney has been in contact with your embassy in Chicago. The royal family has been made abreast of our office’s suggested sentencing and has fully backed it.”
What? Those nosey diplomats never bothered to stick their noses in his business before. Why start now?
“While I cannot pass a ruling on someone with diplomatic immunity such as you, I do have this message.” Pulling a crisp sheet of paper from the manila folder he had carried into the room, the old man cleared his throat before continuing. “It is the decision of the Kingdom of Benignus that Prince Henry Xavier Bartholomew Reginald Fitzgerald be sentenced to thirty days in supervised detox at Mount Mercy Rehabilitation, followed by six months at Sweetwater Creek Ranch and completion of their sober living program. If he does not comply with our stipulations, steps will be taken to strip him of his immunity, and we will not interfere with any who wish to prosecute him for his transgressions.”
What?
“I believe, despite that splitting headache I’m sure you are suffering, you heard me clearly. Thirty days at Mount Mercy, six months at Sweetwater Creek, and completion of the program or jail. Your choice.”