Tuesday, April 26, 2016

blitz: Knight Defender by Rue Allyn

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TITLE – Knight Defender SERIES (& Book #) – The Knight Chronicles #3 AUTHOR – Rue Allyn GENRE – Scottish Medieval Romance, Historical Romance LENGTH (#Pages/# Words) – 146 Pages
NOTE – Can Be Read As A Standalone.
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Sent alone to Scotland to wed a wild scot and serve the needs of her father and her king, Lady Jessamyn plots to escape the marriage and make the life she wants. In Scotland she finds not the wild boorish monster she imagined but a Knight Defender who would claim her heart, if she will only give up her dreams.
Baron Raeb MacKai is done allowing himself and everyone he loves to live in poverty and despair. His betrothal to a wealthy English heiress will solve a decade of problems. He will do everything necessary to defend his home and his country, but can he defend his heart?
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“Unhand me.” She pushed against the massive chest and writhed in the arms cradling her body. He gathered her closer, mashing her cheek against him. For an instant, his blazing gray eyes held her spellbound as tightly as his strength gripped her body. Unable to look away, she shivered, but not with cold. The odor of damp wool and man nearly drowned her. All sound faded away save her own harsh breathing. “Ho, ho!” His chuckle was impossible to miss. “So you are no dying, are you then? Well liars and deceivers must suffer the consequences of their actions.” She refused to be intimidated. She forced her head away from him. “Is rudeness the customary greeting for your guests, Baron MacKai? I’ve a mind to refuse to wed you. Then King Edward will decline to pay you rent for docking his ships in your excuse for a harbor. “You think you could resist me?” More chuckles shook his chest. “It would be a small matter to deny an oaf such as you.” Flames of some inner fire shone in his unyielding stare. She was unfamiliar with fear, but what else twisted in her belly and skittered just beneath her skin? She wanted to deny his effect on her but in all honesty could not. “I could make you beg.” He growled low, like some big cat poised to pounce. “Never.” She could be honest with herself about her body’s betrayal, but she’d plenty of reason not to give the churl any hint of her weakness. His forward motion halted, his head dipped then stopped a finger’s width from her face. His gaze bored into hers. Her breath froze at the frenzy of emotions she saw there. ‘Anger, threat, resentment, and something she could not identify. She refused to care. Her fingers itched to slap him, and she raised her hand. “I wouldna, if I were you.” He anchored her hand beneath a brawny arm and started walking again. “You’ll regret insulting me.” His brows rose. “We’ll see about that. For now, I need you safely stowed away.” “Stowed away!” He made her sound like bothersome chattel, useful for only one purpose. She squirmed and finally released her outer hand from his hold to beat her fist against his chest. “Beast! You will treat me with the courtesy and respect due a lord’s daughter.” He made no response other than to quicken his pace. She hit him harder. “You and your entire cowardly clan will rue this day.” He stopped abruptly and shifted his grip. Her feet fell downward but found no purchase on solid ground. She hung suspended from the large hands thrust under her armpits. The heels of those palms pressed against her breasts, and heat flooded her body at the intimate touch. “You, you …” He and every MacKai disgusted her beyond words. Raising her head to berate him further, she stilled. Once more, the gleam in those stony eyes compelled her attention. The downward tip at the outer corner of his lids gave him a slumberous appearance belied by glints of indecipherable emotion. Those deceptive lids narrowed. She longed to hide but could not look away. “Listen to me.” His quiet words slid over her skin, causing a rise of goosebumps. “You are naught but a troublesome woman. You have no power or authority here, so if you value your overly pampered English hide, you’ll nae insult clan MacKai. Do you understand?” She swallowed and nodded. “Excellent.” He tossed her over his shoulder, secured her legs against him with an arm, and continued walking. “How dare…” One of those huge palms smacked her rump. “Oooo! I’ll make you regret you ever touched me.” A second smack was followed by an order for silence. Since her backside began to throb, Jessamyn subsided in favor of plotting retribution. She’d start with boiling in oil followed by a sound beating and end with banishment. She was deciding whether or not to add tar and feathers when she heard the creak of leather hinges. They crossed a doorway, and she went flying through the air to land in a heap, face down on a feather bed. “Dry clothing will be brought. Dinna imagine I care for your comfort. I simply canna be bothered to find another woman if you catch an ague and die.” She struggled to right herself, sputtering and pulling her hair from her face. The brute deserved the sharp side of her tongue. She gathered breath as she turned to speak, just to see the coward disappear and the door bang shut behind him. He was not getting away that easily. She leapt from the bed, ran for the door, and nearly jerked her arms from her shoulders when the wooden barrier refused to budge at her angry pull. Dumbfounded, she could only stare. He’d barred the door? Boiling oil and banishment are too good for him. I must see him drawn and quartered.
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When not writing, loving her spouse, or attending Toastmasters meetings, Rue travels the world and surfs the internet in search of background material and inspiration for her next heart melting romance. She loves to hear from readers, and you may contact her at contact@RueAllyn.com. She can't wait to hear from you.

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Lady Juliana Verault gladly left England - and its men - far behind in her quest to live as a Beguine. But the Christian community ceases to provide a safe haven when she's called to travel to Palermo, Italy, where she's entrusted with a letter from the pope that could radically change the church's stance on women. Juliana holds the key to upending the power structure throughout Europe, but only if she can dodge her cousin, King Edward I of England, and his plans to marry her off as political leverage.
Edward sets Sir Robert Clarwyn, a knight errant and loyal hunter of criminals and traitors, on Juliana's trail to retrieve her. Robert has never failed to bring home his target before . . . but then, he has never encountered a quarry like Lady Juliana, who can befuddle and bemuse him with just a smile. If he can't find a way to compel her to return to England, he'll lose any chance of regaining his family lands and redeeming his heritage. Yet Juliana must complete her mission or risk endangering her gender's future in the faith.
With danger and intrigue mounting, Robert and Juliana must rely on each other and be willing to risk everything . . . including their hearts.
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Thursday, April 21, 2016

Blitz: Young Knights of the Round Table : The King's Ransom by Cheryl Carpinello

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TITLE – Young Knights of the Round Table: The King’s Ransom AUTHOR – Cheryl Carpinello GENRE – Middle Grade Arthurian Legend PUBLICATION DATE – 2016/2012 LENGTH (Pages/# Words) – 120 Pages PUBLISHER – Beyond Today Educator COVER ARTIST – Kaytalin Platt

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BOOK SYNOPSIS

Answer the hero's call to Adventure with the Young Knights of the Round Table on their Quest.
Three friends. Three quests. Three mysterious predictions.
In medieval Wales, eleven-year-old Prince Gavin, thirteen-year-old orphan Philip, and fifteen-year-old blacksmith's apprentice Bryan are brought together in friendship by one they call the Wild Man. When an advisor to the king is killed and a jewelled medallion is stolen from the king's treasury, the Wild Man is accused of the theft and murder. Filled with disbelief at the arrest of the Wild Man, the three friends embark upon a knight's quest to save their friend's life. To succeed, the three must confront their fears and insecurities, and one of them will have to disclose the biggest secret of all. Join Gavin, Philip, and Bryan on their quest and share the adventures that await them in the land of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table.

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Gavin’s gaze was drawn back to the castle’s battle-scarred walls and the heavily armed guards. The evil emanating from the structure surrounded and held him captive, like a lone deer surrounded by hungry wolves in the dead of winter, unable to move, its eyes glassy with fear, its limbs frozen by the hypnotic gleam of the wolves’ yellow eyes. Even knowing its life was ending, the deer wouldn’t break and run. So Gavin sat frozen in front of the castle. 
The enormity of his quest enveloped Gavin and he sighed. Continuing on meant he might save the Wild Man, but he might put himself in danger as well. King Edward was his father’s enemy and possibly responsible for Aldred’s murder. If Gavin were caught, Edward wouldn’t treat him kindly. The young prince summoned his courage and focused on the Wild Man. It had seemed so simple last night in the company of Bryan and Philip.
Philip
“I’ll be lucky if I ever get to the top. I need another lightning strike,” he muttered. He pushed himself upward. It took several more minutes and more backward progress before his wish for lightning was fulfilled. With the few seconds of illumination it provided, Philip spied a trail to the left leading to the top. He made his way over and was rewarded with firmer footing provided by the rocks imbedded in the dirt. He made it to the top in half the time it had taken him to get to the trail. 
At the peak, the relentless wind nearly toppled him. But Philip had too much at stake to be defeated. He hauled himself into the full brunt of the storm. Out to sea, the whitecaps rose and fell like his chest. His breathing, like the waves, was choppy and erratic. Philip stepped back from the cliff’s edge and looked around. A blast of white light flashed across the sky, revealing a small cave to the right. There was no sign of Dunham. For a moment, Philip gave into panic. Maybe the murderer had already been here, contacted the ship, and gone.
Bryan
He rode hard, not sparing his horse. It was in his hands now. His failure would mean the Wild Man would die along with his dream of becoming a knight. After crossing the Western Cleddan River twice and using the main roads, he avoided the mayhem left by the storm, and rode into the quiet village of Fishguard early that evening. The fishermen were likely already asleep. They would be up before dawn and the work of hauling in loaded nets was grueling. Only the tavern where he stopped to purchase cheese and bread showed any activity. On his way to Strumble Head, he ate and washed it down with the water he had packed. 
He reached the Head at around eleven o’clock as the night was at its darkest. Only a sliver of moonlight forced its way through the clouds. It provided minimal light, but it was enough. He tied the grey in a stand of scrub well away from the trail, grabbed his sword, and walked to the point of the Head. The beach was deserted. His gaze swept the sea. Nothing.


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I am a retired high school English teacher. A devourer of books growing up, my profession introduced me to writings and authors from times long past. Through my studies and teaching, I fell in love with the Ancient and Medieval Worlds. Now, I hope to inspire young readers and those young-at-heart to read more through my Quest Books set in these worlds.
Also please visit my other sites: Carpinello’s Writing Pages where I interview Childrens/Tween/MG/YA authors; and The Quest Books where I’ve teamed up with Fiona Ingram from South Africa and Wendy Leighton-Porter of Abu Dhabi to enable readers to find our Ancient and Medieval quest books in one place.

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Monday, April 18, 2016

Blitz: Break by Charity Parkerson

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TITLE – Break SERIES (& Book #) – Hard Hit#6 AUTHOR – Charity Parkerson GENRE – GBLT Romance PUBLICATION DATE – April 18, 2016 LENGTH (Pages/# Words) – 239 pages PUBLISHER – Punk & Sissy Publications COVER ARTIST – Charity Parkerson

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Noah’s career means everything to him. That is, until he loses his true everything.
Noah has been in love with his best friend, Troy, for as far back as he can remember. There is no one else he can picture spending his life with. After signing a contract with the Blue Fires, Noah heads to New Orleans, ready to start his new life as a pro hockey player. With the career he’s always dreamed of having in his hands and the man he’s always loved in his bed, Noah thinks everything is golden.
But nothing could prepare Noah for how being the star player would change his life. Each time he finds a reporter’s mic underneath his nose, Noah can’t stop himself from pushing Troy farther away, making Troy the dirty secret. That is, until the day Troy has had enough.
With Troy gone, Noah can’t find his footing, but neither does he have the words to fix the things he’s broken. No matter how many times Noah picks up the phone, fear stops him from saying all the words he’s avoided. Until a single call and a tragic accident changes everything.
“He arrived at St. Luke’s Medical Center… Labels no longer counted. Opinions were out the window. Nothing mattered any longer.”
Hurt, anger, and bitterness have Noah throwing back the curtain, showing the world his every secret. But is it too little too late?

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The liquor had been flowing freely all night long. Troy and Noah made sure they drank their fill before stumbling back to their hotel room. Noah had always sworn that if he landed a pro contract, they’d spend the weekend partying in Vegas. Staying true to his word, four hours after signing with the New Orleans Blue Fires, he’d booked two roundtrip tickets for Troy and himself. 
For two days now, they’d done everything two single men in their early twenties were expected to do in a place that promised to keep their secrets. Tomorrow, they’d head back to Phoenix. The day after that, Noah would board a seven a.m. flight to New Orleans—his new home. It had been a bittersweet weekend. 
A wave of sadness washed over Noah as he fell across the hotel bed next to Troy. They’d been best friends for as far back as Noah could remember. For the first time in his life, he would start a new adventure without Troy by his side. 
“I can’t believe, even after learning you’re a famous hockey player, none of those bitches wanted to leave with us.” 
Noah snorted at Troy’s claim. “If you have to explain to people that I’m famous, they’re not likely to believe you.” 
He felt more than saw Troy shrug. 
“Still. It would’ve been nice if at least one would’ve taken the bait.” 
A bark of laughter escaped Noah. “What’s the matter, dude? Are you working on a set of blue balls after all the strippers?” As if they’d planned it, they both turned their heads at the same time. Troy’s bottle green eyes shined with mirth. 
Noah’s mouth went dry at the sight. He tried chalking it up to the alcohol. After all, the liquid warming his skin already had the room spinning and kept loosening his tongue. “You can jerk one out if you’d like. No judgments here. Hell, I might join you.” 
Troy’s mouth turned up in one corner into a mocking smile, but his eyes told a different story. While holding Noah’s gaze, Troy slid his zipper down. It sounded unnaturally loud in the otherwise silent room. Noah’s heart rate kicked up. Blood pounded in his ears. It took everything he possessed not to drop his gaze and check out the goods. If Vegas really was the town of secrets, then they were in the right place. Troy was Noah’s deepest, darkest secret, and biggest fantasy.

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Charity Parkerson is an award winning and multi-published author with several companies. Born with no filter from her brain to her mouth, she decided to take this odd quirk and insert it in her characters.
*2015 Readers' Favorite Award Winner *Winner of 2, 2014 Readers' Favorite Awards *2015 Passionate Plume Award Finalist *2013 Readers' Favorite Award Winner *2013 Reviewers' Choice Award Winner *2012 ARRA Finalist for Favorite Paranormal Romance *Five-time winner of The Mistress of the Darkpath
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Thursday, April 14, 2016

Blitz: A Change of Address by Natalie-Nicole Bates

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TITLE – A Change of Address AUTHOR – Natalie-Nicole Bates GENRE – Contemporary Romance PUBLICATION DATE – Re-Release 2/2016 LENGTH (Pages/# Words) - 40, 000 words PUBLISHER – Gypsy Angel Books

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Saved from a traumatic past and successful in her present as a home care nurse, Josselyn Adler’s dream of home ownership in the idyllic town of Unity are dashed to pieces when Dr Ben Parnell, a cancer specialist, shows up on her doorstep claiming to be the rightful owner of the house—and Ben has a will to prove it! To Josselyn, the house represents a new start in her life. With a stable home, hopefully a much wanted family wouldn’t be far behind.
After a near career-ending allegation is made, Ben has returned home to lick his wounds. But now he must prove Josselyn’s claim to be a fake, that she used her position as a live-in nurse to his sick father to ingratiate herself into his good graces. But as he gets to know her, he can tell by her shy, often standoffish behavior, that Josselyn is a woman who has been deeply hurt in her past. Although he is attracted to the dark haired beauty that has invaded his life, he is still suspicious of her true motives and her past involvement with his father.

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When she arrived at the foot of the stairs, the front door rattled. Fear, cold and stark, rose up in her throat and choked her as she heard the lock snap and watched, rooted to the floor, the creaky old door jiggle in its frame. The anticipation mingled with fright, produced a potent, sick feeling churning inside her like the bad horror movie she’d recently viewed on late-night cable television. 
After what seemed an eternity, the door flung open. The first thought entering her brain was a ghost had entered her home. A younger, blonder visage of Morgan stood in the threshold. Before she could utter his name, a second, more coherent thought followed; a ghost wouldn’t use a key. 
The man in the doorway took one step inside and stopped abruptly, clenched his jaw, and stared. The familiar stranger invading her new home could only be one person. 
“My goodness, you’re Ben! You’re Morgan’s son!” she exclaimed. 
“Well, we know who I am. Now who the hell are you, and why are you trespassing in my house?” 
“Your house?” she asked with disbelief. “This is my home.

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Natalie-Nicole Bates is a book reviewer and author.
Her passions in life include books and hockey along with Victorian photography, Frozen Charlotte dolls, and antique poison bottles. Natalie contributes her uncharacteristic love of hockey to being born in Russia.
She currently resides in the UK where she is working on her next book and adding to her collection of 19th century post-mortem photos.
Visit Natalie online at www.natalienicolebates.com

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Blitz: His Desperate Bride by Jenn Roseton

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TITLE – His Desperate Bride (BBW Western Romance) SERIES (& Book #) – Millionaire Cowboys 3 AUTHOR – Jenn Roseton GENRE – BBW Western Romance PUBLICATION DATE – February 22, 2016 LENGTH (Pages/# Words) – 28,000-word novella PUBLISHER – Jenn Roseton

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Curvy Summer Walsh is in trouble. Accused of embezzlement, she’s determined to clear her name.
When she meets Ford Coltson, she tells herself she has no time for romance. She only has a few days before her crooked boss turns her into the authorities for a crime she didn’t commit!
Ford vows to help her, and Summer loses her heart to him in the process. But does he feel the same way about her? The good looking rancher can have any woman he wants. Does he really want her – and her curves?
This is a novella of 28,000 words and can be read as a stand-alone.
You may also enjoy: His Tempting Bride (BBW Western Romance – Millionaire Cowboys 1) His Mysterious Bride (BBW Western Romance – Millionaire Cowboys 2)

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“His arm came around her, so they stood side by side. Like they were a couple. But they weren’t. She had to remember that. 
The warm strength of his hand against her shoulder sent ripples of excitement rushing through her. How could just his touch affect her like this? What would it be like if they kissed? Or - she swallowed hard – they did more than kissing? 
She would be in total meltdown. 
“What …” she tried again. “… is he doing here? At this time of night?” 
“Probably the same thing we were.” Ford remained by her side, his breath tickling her earlobe.

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Jenn Roseton believes that romance and happy endings go together. When she’s not writing, she indulges in delicious gourmet chocolate.
Although she’s spent time in Wyoming, unfortunately she didn’t meet a sexy cowboy of her own.

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Blitz: Unholy Pursuits by Suzanne Rock

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TITLE – Unholy Pursuits SERIES (& Book #) – Immortal Hungers, Book 1 AUTHOR – Suzanne Rock GENRE – Paranormal Erotic Romance (BDSM) PUBLICATION DATE – 03/2016 LENGTH (Pages/# Words) – 200 pgs PUBLISHER – Electric Ink Press COVER ARTIST – For the Muse Designs

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Alysanne tries to remove the dark presence inside an FBI agent's mind, and embarks on a sexual journey that neither of them will ever forget.
Darien let his guard down once, and Alysanne stole the demon stone out from under his nose. Now he has to get it back, no matter what the cost. It doesn’t matter that the feisty redhead calms the demonic voice in his head, or that her body tempts him beyond reason. Only the stone will ensure his survival. As he tries to seduce it away from her, a connection starts to form between them. Now he must decide whether to save his sanity, or his heart.
The more Darian showers her with kisses, the more Alysanne's heart softens to his cause. She knows she won't be able to resist his charm for much longer. Despite the temptation, she knows she must keep the stone safe, because if the demon in his mind claims it, an unholy force would destroy everything she had ever loved—including him.
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ What reviewers are saying... "If one enjoys fantasies, magic, and the conflicts between good and evil, then UNHOLY PURSUITS is a definite read." ~ Lynne's 4-star review at Love, Romance and More "They discover the magic they release when they have sex may just be the answer to all their problems, even destroying the stone. Why can't steamy, hot sex be the answer to all my problems?" ~ Nookmom's 4-star review at Bitten by Paranormal Romance

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Darien began to pace the small clearing. She watched him walk back and forth, watched how his long, lean muscles rippled as he walked, and how a lock of hair fell over his forehead as he concentrated. 
He was like rich, silken chocolate for the eyes. She had sex only a few times with occasional humans she had come across, but it had never been very satisfying. It seemed like sex with Darien would be satisfying, very satisfying indeed. He just had a way about him. A confidence that spoke of experience. He would know how to please her. He’d succeed where others had failed, she was sure of it. 
Stop it. She had reached the fertile age of an Iatros lifespan and Aly was just needy. It was her hormones talking, nothing more. She fought the heat rising up in her core and glanced at Cai. He gave her a pained look and waved his hand, once again asking her to let them pass. No. She’d never be able to forgive herself if Cai got hurt. Not only was he the queen’s spirit-mate, but he was a close friend. The guilt would be enormous. 
“I know.” Darien stopped pacing and turned toward her. “You need a password.” 
“A password?” 
“A key word or phrase that, when spoken, will allow us to pass.”
Alysanne rolled her eyes. “I know what a password is.” 
“Good.” He tapped his chin. “Let’s see…” 
“I don’t need a password. It doesn’t work that way.” 
“A secret handshake?” He took a step toward her. 
“No.” 
“A touch, perhaps.” He advanced another step, making her uneasy. 
“No.” 
He continued to close the distance between them, his gaze locked on hers. “A kiss, then…”

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A lifetime New Englander, Suzanne married her college sweetheart and has been with him for over twenty years. Every summer she drags her husband and two daughters to Maine on a quest for the perfect lobster dinner. Every fall she can be found down in Foxboro, Massachusetts cheering on her favorite football team. In between those trips, she’s a chauffeur, a maid, a chef, an event planner, a hairdresser, a wardrobe stylist, a tutor and a sometimes masseuse. To keep her sanity, she often drinks copious amounts of coffee and stares at the blank screen of her laptop, dreaming of great adventures. Sometimes she even writes them down for others to enjoy.
Suzanne is represented by Deidre Knight of The Knight Agency and writes mainstream romances under the pen name Ava Conway.

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Monday, April 11, 2016

Blitz: His Temporary Fix by Sofia Grey

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TITLE – His Temporary Fix SERIES (& Book #) – Love at the Beach #2 AUTHOR – Sofia Grey GENRE – contemporary military romance PUBLICATION DATE – October 26 2015 LENGTH (Pages/# Words) – 111 pages, 30k words PUBLISHER – Entangled Select COVER ARTIST – unknown

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Holly Jacobs loses her heart a little too easily. Never again. But when she meets the sexy soldier on the beach, Holly knows she's in big trouble. Zack Winter is gorgeous and in pain, and when he kisses Holly, all of her resolve melts away...
Zack is on short-term leave to attend a funeral, and he's walking a fine line. The loss is unbearable...and he'll do whatever it takes to distract himself from it. Especially if it means a night of searingly-hot sex with Holly Jacobs. Only his brilliant idea isn't exactly going according to plan.
One night isn't nearly enough. But if it goes much longer it might end in broken hearts…

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“Don’t you need to go, Holly Jacobs?” Even the way he murmured my name was sexy. This was crazy. Add that to my track record of bad decisions and getting involved with Zack was dumb on an epic level. I was incapable of having a no-strings fling. For me, it was all or nothing, and this time I was going to make the sane decision.
“Why don’t you call me just Holly?” Asking him another question was harmless.
I saw a flash of white teeth in the darkness. “I like your name.” He sounded amused. “Is that okay, Just-Holly?” 
Dear God. In the middle of his grief and distress, he still had a sense of humor. I really needed to escape before I found any more reasons to linger. But I didn’t move an inch.
“You sure you don’t want to come back to my place?” His whisper reverberated through me, turning my spine liquid and my knees to jelly. He shifted position slightly and I felt him trailing a hand up my back, the fingertips tiptoeing with excruciating slowness and precision. 
“Zack, I don’t do one-night stands.” 
“I’m here for two nights.”


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Romance author Sofia Grey spends her days managing projects in the corporate world and her nights hanging out with wolf shifters and alpha males. She devours pretty much anything in the fiction line, but she prefers her romances to be hot, and her heroes to have hidden depths. When writing, she enjoys peeling back the layers to expose her characters’ flaws and always makes them work hard for their happy endings.

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Sunday, April 10, 2016

Blitz: Things From Other Worlds by Anne E. Johnson

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TITLE – Things from Other Worlds AUTHOR – Anne E. Johnson GENRE – Children’s literature / science fiction PUBLICATION DATE – October, 2015 LENGTH (Pages/# Words) - 84 pages PUBLISHER – Anne E. Johnson COVER ARTIST – James for GoOnWrite.com

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Many strange things wait inside these pages. There's a fuzzy ball of kindness, camped out on a grumpy man's porch. A chewed piece of gum with a mind of its own. A smart Alec who actually stands in line twice when they're handing out brains. A girl who isn't afraid when all the plants in her neighborhood come to life.
This collection of 15 science fiction and fantasy stories for kids by award-winning author Anne E. Johnson is perfect for ages 8-12, or anyone with a child's heart.

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THE CRUSTY-HEARTED MAN (Excerpt from Story No. 15 in Things from Other Worlds)
Outside our town, a few miles from where Jimbo’s gas station used to be, an old man lived all by himself. Everybody knew he was there, but nobody actually knew him. He’d show up a few times a year to buy canned goods at Ruth & Bobby’s, but that was it. Not a soul, not even the oldest soul in town, could remember a time when that man hadn’t been around. He must have been two hundred years old. Some said more like three hundred. 
Truth was, he’d been out of touch with people for so long that nobody could remember his name. 
He couldn’t even remember his own name. Folks said that a crust had grown over his heart. 
The heart’s a funny organ, though. It’s tougher than you’d think, and can survive through pretty much anything. It’s like a tulip bulb. No matter how icy and long the winter is, that little bulb stays alive under the frozen ground until it’s time to shoot up a new sprout, green and full of life.
But for some especially frosty people, there’s rarely enough sunshine to wake up their hearts. It takes something spectacular, maybe even something from another world. I’ll tell you what happened to this old, old man, and you’ll see what I mean. 
Nobody wanted to have anything to do with him. Flies and grubs and spiders occasionally tiptoed into the walls of his house, but most were never heard from again. The younger raccoons and rabbits only touched his front stoop on a dare because their parents warned them not to. 
“Get away!” the old man would scream hoarsely while shaking a frying pan above his head. 
Every living creature, from human on down to bedbug, knew enough to keep off the old man’s property. But that knowledge had not been broadcast across space. So, when an alien landed in a clearing in the woods one late winter afternoon, it didn’t realize what it was up against. It was scared and a little woozy after a rough landing, although it wasn’t afraid. It had been brought up to assume that all beings will do right by each other when given the chance. Poor little thing. 
I bet you think an alien is a spindly sort that looks like it’s made of green plastic. Well, not this one. It was furry. Oh, so furry. Picture fur as thick as a polar bear’s and as soft as a mink’s. Now double how thick and soft it is. Now color it blue-green. This deep, soft, dark fur was all over its body, which was short and wide. The alien, standing, came up just past your knees, but was too wide to get your arms around.
It had two giant tangerine-orange toenails on each of its four feet. Its eyes, too, were the color of tangerines, but twice as big. They were very close together in its head, and surrounded by fur, giving it a very intense look. Your average human would probably describe this alien as “the cutest thing I’ve ever seen,” and make a sound that went something like “Awwww.” 
Well, this little alien was in need of shelter and food. It didn’t know the plants and animals of our planet, so it shuffled right by some perfectly edible berries and nuts. But it recognized a building when it saw one. And so it approached the old man’s house in the middle of the woods, with hope in its heart but nothing in its belly. 
“MMMnnnyonggg,” it called out from the yard. Nothing stirred in the house, but several woodchucks and foxes gathered to watch from a safe distance. The alien trundled up the front steps. Once it caught its fur on the rotting wood, but freed itself like a real trooper. Inside the house, the old man heard a nasal howl. 
“MMMnnnyonggg!” 
He assumed it was a wolf or an injured bear. “Durn thing’s up on the porch,” said the crusty-hearted man as he pulled his frying pan down from its nail. “I’ll teach ╩╝em whose house this is.” 
The old man shoved the front door open so hard it smacked against the rotten siding. A few shingles crumbled and fell. The woodland creatures watching the show skittered deeper into the shadows, fearing what would come next. 
But the alien didn’t move. It didn’t know it was supposed to be afraid of the sound of wood smacking wood, or the sight of a two-legged earthling holding a round metal object. It assumed this was either a way to say “hello,” or else a communication device telling the whole planet about its arrival. Those were the only options that made sense to the alien. Widening its eyes and puffing up its fur, it tried to look as friendly as possible.
For his part, the old man was so puzzled that he forgot to swing the pan. “You’re not a bear,” he accused the blue-green furry thing. “You’re sure not a wolf. What are you? Gorilla?”
The alien didn’t know what the word “gorilla” meant, but it enjoyed the sound, so it waddled a little closer to the cool-talking human.
“GGgggrrrrill,” said the alien, trying to fit in.
The old man just snorted and slammed the door, leaving the alien alone on the porch.

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Author Photo - Anne E Johnson
As the author of dozens of published short stories, Anne E. Johnson has won writing prizes for both children's and adults' short fiction. Her short fiction for kids has appeared in FrostFire Worlds, Wee Tales, Jack & Jill, Young Explorer’s Adventure Guide, Rainbow Rumpus, and elsewhere. Her stories for adults can be found in Alternate Hilarities, The Future Fire, Liquid Imagination, and SpeckLit. For a complete list of her published stories, please visit AnneEJohnson.com. She also writes science fiction novels, including the humorous Webrid Chronicles series.
To give back to the writing and children’s lit community, Anne is a volunteer story judge at RateYourStory and writes a weekly column called Kid Lit Insider for EatSleepWrite.net.
Anne grew up in Wisconsin but moved to New York City over 20 years ago. She now lives in Brooklyn with her husband, playwright Ken Munch.

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Saturday, April 9, 2016

Blitz: Will Game for Cookies by Allyson Lindt

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TITLE – Will Game for Cookies SERIES – For the Win AUTHOR – Allyson Lindt GENRE – Erotic Romance PUBLICATION DATE – 11/13/2015 LENGTH (Pages/# Words) - 28000 PUBLISHER – Acelette Press

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BOOK SYNOPSIS

Andi’s been denied funding—again—to expand her cookie business, and walked in on her boyfriend screwing another woman. Saying she’s had better days is an understatement.
Kane and Isaiah, her online gaming partners and the cutest couple ever as far as Andi’s concerned, know exactly how to cheer her up. They’re thinking road trip to Las Vegas, compete in a national first person shooter competition for a cash grand prize, and find her a one night stand to take her mind off her cheating ex.
Andi’s all in… except she’s not sure she can seduce a random hookup. Isaiah and Kane offer to give her some hands-on experience. With each new lesson, it becomes harder for Andi to remember the guys are just friends.
If Andi can’t put some distance between their seductive three-way hookups and her heart, it will cost their team the competition, and she’ll lose two of the best friends she’s ever had.

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EXCERPT

I didn’t care that I wore my sunglasses inside a Kmart. Those fluorescents were bright. My skull protested every time I turned my head too quickly. I was meeting the guys in half an hour, and I could barely think enough to grab some jeans, T-shirts, and other basic necessities, so I wouldn’t actually be naked in Las Vegas. 
My head pounded harder at the word naked. God, I’d made a fool of myself last night. Had I really said those things to them? Remorse and my spinning gut told me yes. 
I was paying for my purchases, when my phone buzzed against my hip. I squinted, to read the text message from Julie. Were you drunk FB-ing last night?
Was I? Crap. Probably. 
Seconds later, my ringtone clawed its way into my eardrums. I grabbed my stuff from the cashier, gave him a weak smile, and walked toward the exit before answering. “Yeah.” 
“Talk to me. Did he really cheat on you?” Julie’s sympathetic tone hammered my thoughts. 
“Did I say that?” 
“Not in so many words.” She clucked. “What you did was change your relationship status to Looking for someone who understands what mutually exclusive means.” 
That sounded like me. “Did I at least spell exclusive right?”

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Allyson Lindt is a full-time geek and a fuller-time contemporary romance author. She prefers that her geeky heroes come with the alpha expansion pack and adores a heroine who can hold her own in a boardroom. She loves a sexy happily-ever-after and helping deserving cubicle dwellers find their futures together.

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Friday, April 8, 2016

Blitz: Jailed Little Jade & Little Secrets by Allison West and Alta Hensley

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Title – Jailed Little Jade Author – Allison West Released – March 8, 2016 Publisher – Blushing Books Genre – Sci-Fi, Age Play, Romantic Erotica

JailedLittleJade

BOOK SYNOPSIS

With a crappy ex-husband and a new lease on life, Jade Brooks moves to Spring Mills for a fresh start.
What she gets is far more than she bargained for when Holden Foster shows up at her door.
He’s hot, dominating, and harbors a secret of intergalactic proportion.
When Jade is invited over to share a meal with Holden, she’s grateful for the company and a new friendship. Her curiosity gets the better of her when she finds a package on his counter and he tells her genuinely to open it up and see what was delivered.
The cylinder, a device that travels through time and space, opens a portal and leads Jade and her new sexy friend to a prison colony on his home planet of Adair, where spankings are a regular occurrence and age regression is a requirement for jailed women to rehabilitate within the system.
Given no choice but to become a little one, Jade must face a nanny with a firm hand, Holden as her poppa, and a blossoming relationship that is against the rules.

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EXCERPT 3
“Now that I’ve done what you asked, I’d like to see Jade.” He’d had enough with the games and stalling. He wanted to see her for himself and know that she was still being well cared for and tended to. 
“Jade is preoccupied at the moment. Nanny Marie assures me she’s in good hands, resting for the time being. Is it not exhausting from transport?” Damien smiled, his eyes shining with mirth. 
“You know Jade isn’t from Adair.” 
“Do I?” Damien asked. He stepped closer to Holden. “Tell me, friend, where is she from?” 
Holden wouldn’t do it. Admitting to where he’d been and bringing a girl back from Earth, it would be grounds for the most extreme form of punishment. Adairans were fond of hanging, drawing, and quartering. It was a fate of death he didn’t wish to ever experience. “I don’t know what you’re talking about.” Holden stepped away from the table and towered over Damien. “Show me to the prisoner.” He tried to pretend that she didn’t mean that much to him, though he knew that Damien could see through the charade. Otherwise he wouldn’t have signed his life away, lied on the forms, and given up his title and wealth. As a poppa for the prison system, he would be rewarded with room and board in exchange for properly rehabilitating a little one assigned to him. Jade had thankfully been assigned to him. As a man who had ran from the system and his world, everything he had was locked away his funds and home were out of his reach. Signing the papers was risky but Damien was right, it was less concerning than brushing his finger over the book that would seal his death.
EXCERPT 4
“Come.” Nanny Marie wasted no time, finding the hair brush she’d used earlier on Jade’s bottom.
With wide fear-filled eyes, Jade tore from Nanny Marie’s grasp and rushed toward the bed. There was no way out of the room. Only a mattress she could climb atop to get out of reach. Jade did just that, climbing and standing on the bed, arms crossed, defiant.
“Get down this instant!” Nanny Marie’s voice hitched and her cheeks burned. 
Jade shook her head. “I don’t want another spanking.” 
Her nanny snorted under her breath. “You should have thought about that before acting out. I was only going to brush the knots from your tangled hair. When I get ahold of you, Jade, you’ll get more than a spanking for your disobedience!”

Title – Little Secrets Authors – Allison West and Alta Hensley Publisher – Blushing Books Genre – Age Play, Victorian, Romantic Erotica

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What is hidden behind the walls? What happens behind the doors? What little secrets are there to be told?
Philip Hartley runs an elite finishing school, the Ashby Chateau, which turns young women into perfectly submissive little ones. He has been zealous about discretion, ensuring that only those worthy and with a recommendation have the chance to become part of this world.
When Charley Lockwood, a journalist for the local paper, begins snooping around the chateau, he catches a glimpse of a young woman in a dress far too scandalous to be legal. Curiosity and arousal strike him like an arrow, making him desperately keen to know more about the girl in the yellow dress.
Eliza Stead was brought to the Ashby Chateau by her betrothed, who wanted to teach her to submit and become his little wife. However, his visits to her grow ever more infrequent, and she suspects his interest in her is waning; a fact which is soon confirmed. Due to her desire to continue her education rather than be forced to return home unwed, she must find a papa who loves her and is willing to pay her tuition and marry her.
Will Charley’s desire for the truth ruin Little Eliza’s life at the Ashby? Can Charley accept the world he has stepped into without destroying it? And can they both find love in a world of little secrets?

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 EXCERPT
“Little Eliza Stead!” Nanny Agnes grabbed her charge by the waist, pulled her over her knee, and lifted Eliza’s gown to reveal her bloomers. With one swift movement, her nanny had pulled the cotton down past her knees and smacked the porcelain skin of her bottom, forcing Eliza to jump. 
She glanced up, only to see the two men heading out of the littles’ hall and to the door that led to the exit. He was leaving? 
“Papa?” Eliza cried out, not that she expected him to hear her, but her heart hurt all the same. Why had he instructed her to call him ‘Papa’ when he would not so much as visit her? Had he changed his mind? What was going on? 
“Your Papa Preston is not coming back, little one.” Nanny Agnes landed her rough calloused hand over Eliza’s bottom. “I do not appreciate such unladylike behavior.” 
“I am a little, not a lady!” Eliza spat. She might have been nineteen, but if they insisted she act like a little, she was giving it to her nanny at full capacity. Where the hell had her papa gone? Why was Charley gone now, too?

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Author - Allison West is a #1 International Best-Selling Author in Victorian, Historical, and BDSM Erotica. She also writes young adult novels under the name Ruth Silver.
Allison West has been inventing worlds and writing stories for years. Her favorite novels are those that leave a lasting impression, long after the final page is read. You can find more about Allison on Facebook, Twitter, and her blog “Spanking Author.” http://spankingauthor.com

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Author - Alta Hensley Alta Hensley is a #1 Amazon best-selling erotic romance author who has had top-selling books in erotic science fiction, humor, BDSM and historical. She writes the naughty… and then the cure for it.
Being a multi-published author in the Domestic Discipline genre, Alta is known for her alpha heroes, sweet love stories, hot eroticism, and engaging tales of the constant struggle between dominance and submission.
You can find out more about Alta on Facebook, Twitter and Goodreads. You can also contact her at hensleyalta@yahoo.com

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Other Titles by Alta Hensley and Blushing Books:
Traditional Love - Traditional Terms - Traditional Change
Poppa’s Progeny - In the Palace of Lazar – Harem: Book One
Conquering Lazar – Harem: Book Two - Ruby Rose
Of Yesterday - Captured by Time (with Carolyn Faulkner)
The Slave Huntsman - Enrolling Little Etta
Anthologies:
Coming to Terms - Milestones -Confessions of a Spanking Author

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