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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Alone in the Dark by Karen Rose




Another masterpiece by a truly gifted thriller/suspense/romance author!  Her novel may be 700+ pages, but there’s never a dull moment.

Homicide detective Scarlett Bishop is called to a murder and immediately runs into the man she’s been thinking about for the last nine months, Marcus O’Bannion, the local newspaper owner.

It’s obvious why a homicide detective would show up at a murder scene, but why would a newspaper owner be there first and wearing Kevlar?

Everything has a reason and Marcus was trying to help the woman now lying dead at his feet.  Not to mention he’s the one who specifically called Scarlett to the scene because she’s been caught in his dreams for the last nine months, also.

It’s a great trip through the underground as Scarlett works on solving the case.  She allows Marcus to see more than the average newspaper is allowed for reporting purposes, but he has special privileges.

And the extra privileges extend into the bedroom where Scarlett and Marcus have their own mystery to solve about relationships.

I thought the suspense and thriller aspects of the story held great merit and I’ve never been disappointed by one of Rose’s stories.  Plenty of romance littered the pages, granted the conflict between Scarlett and Marcus seemed a bit weak.  Although, if the conflict had kept them apart more, then the hot romance would’ve been less, so either way I consider it a win-win story!

 

Happy reading,
Dawn                   

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Catching Rebecca by Siera London available now and with a Free Book Giveaway!


Catching Rebecca 
by Siera London 
Going to the chapel, and we’re gonna get …Scandalous.


Trapped by family obligations, Rebecca Lynn Holbrook, the heir to Holbrook Industries, is not the spoiled rich girl everyone thinks she is. She’s a company asset to be sold and traded. In exchange for the cash infusion the company needs, Rebecca Lynn has seven days to complete a negotiated marriage contract. There’s just one hitch in the plan—her lover—sexy ex-Navy officer Darwin Masters.


Darwin Masters is not the man he used to be. He has no use for the constraints of society nor family expectations. When a tragic accident leads him back to Shell Cove, he finds healing and comfort in Rebecca Lynn’s arms. Focused on starting his security firm and building a new life with the woman he loves, Darwin is blindsided by news of Rebecca Lynn’s impending nuptials. 


But nothing is as it appears. When an impulsive decision lands Rebecca Lynn in Darwin’s arms once again, it sets off a chain reaction of dangerous consequences neither of them anticipated.


 With Rebecca Lynn in danger, and Darwin’s fledgling company in jeopardy, how will they protect their love and outwit the powerful enemy fast approaching?


Excerpt from Siera London's CATCHING REBECCA.

Banging at the door had Rebecca Lynn tunneling shaking fingers into her hair. Well, it would have been hair, but the half-cocked halo veil overflowed her hands long before she felt a single strand of hair.

"Go away. I'm sick," she yelled. The force of the knock rattled the door within the frame. Not Mother Margaret this time. A man stood on the other side of the door. Had Margaret returned with reinforcements? Obviously, Mother's prompting led Dick to express some interest in Rebecca Lynn's whereabouts. He'd remained blank faced while Rebecca Lynn showered him with her gastric affection. Had her fiancé come for his bride? If so, Dick could suck Rebecca Lynn's teacups because she would leave this room when she was ready and not a moment sooner.

The cash infusion Holbrook Industries needed dictated when she married. Her father controlled whom she married. Margaret, with her wedding marshal tactics, oversaw the wedding’s execution. It might not be much, but Rebecca Lynn would decide the hour she walked down the aisle.

"So am I, B." She recognized his voice instantly. The air froze in Rebecca Lynn's lungs. Darwin's soft bass flowed over her with the warming effect of softened butter on a fresh-from-the-oven biscuit. The best kind of Southern comfort. He was the only person to call her B. Your kiss is the sweetest thing I've ever tasted. Darwin made her feel as if she was the most beautiful girl in the world. His effect held true more than a decade later. He'd called her Honey B for the first time that day. Her cheeks warmed with a blush remembering her first kiss. The gentle force of Darwin's tongue as it parted her lips. The sweet caress–

"B ... open the door."

Rebecca Lynn jumped when the door shook behind her. Nervous fingers fiddled with the knob, the hinges squeaking when she flung the door wide.

Darwin's muscular frame filled the doorway. With both hands holding either side of the doorway as if he were caging her in, he was six sexy feet of everything she ever wanted in a man. His angular jaw more pronounced with his lips pressed together in a firm line. He had a slight crook to his nose, with a wider tip and thick brows over arresting blue moon eyes. His eyes held a rolling wave of sexual hunger when they met hers. Darwin – an Ivy League naval officer – turned his back on the privilege of affluence to serve his country. He'd cast off polite society's rules long ago. Everything about him was military crisp and raw. His blond waves, once soft and vibrant as corn silk, were gone, replaced by a precision cut at the nape and temple; the golden spikes resembled the plume of a Roman soldier's galea. He didn't make a move, so she did.

"Get in here," Rebecca Lynn said, pulling him inside. She peered left then right down the hallway before she slammed the door. She stood stock-still as he regarded her from bare feet to twisted halo. Unsure what to expect from his inscrutable expression, she threw her arms around his neck and held on for dear life. A bubble of laughter tumbled from her lips when he squeezed her tight. Confident and sure arms encircled her waist, anchoring her to him. The knot that had formed in her stomach seven days ago when her father had called her into his study to inform her that she was marrying Dick uncoiled. 

"Hey, babe," he whispered. The soft press of his lips to her forehead was like a spark to a powder keg. In an instant, her insides ignited demanding a deeper connection. "How you holding up?" At five-foot-eight, it was easy for Darwin to place a kiss in all the places she liked. Closing her eyes, Rebecca Lynn breathed in his familiar Cool Water scent and melted in his arms. She placed her parted lips on his neck, sucking gently, before delivering a moist kiss over the reddened area to soothe.

"Better ... now." Gripping his t-shirt, she pulled him closer.


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About Siera

Siera London is the Bestselling Author of drama-filled, action-packed, and sexy, contemporary romance and romantic suspense. A native Floridian, Siera lives on the Gulf of Mexico with her golf loving husband, seven backyard iguanas, and a color patch tabby with a proclivity for jamming the printer. 


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Friday, May 20, 2016

5 Venetian Masks to Give Away!

5 Venetian masks 
to be given away in May!

There is nothing like a beautiful Venetian hand-decorated mask from Italy to help celebrate spring and I have 5 to give away this month!

The first is this sexy red, black and gold mask which I will give away at the Authors Gone Wild Facebook party: https://www.facebook.com/events/1711979065681352/  I will be posting about this chance on Tuesday, May 24th when I talk about my latest release COWBOY'S BEST SHOT and the contest will be open for 24 hours, as all my contests are. And for those overseas, don't worry, I ship anywhere :-)
 
The next two masks will also be in the Authors Gone Wild Facebook party but on Thursday May 26th which is the day I'll be talking about my paranormal and sci-fi romance novels. This is exciting for me because the 3rd book in my Eden series, EDEN DISCOVERED is expected to release next month!
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This purple silver sparkle mask is the one I will be giving away at Sabrina York's Facebook party: https://www.facebook.com/events/1011021802321087/. Since she loves bling, this one seemed the right one to bring. I'll be at her party on May 31st from 7-7:30 Eastern time.

Lastly, in my May newsletter, I plan on celebrating Memorial Day with a Red, White, and Blue mask going to one lucky subscriber. 

However, in order to win any of my masks, you must be on the list to receive my monthly newsletter. I provide cover reveals, sneak peeks, and always a prize ;-) So if you'd like to save time in some of the parties, you can always sign up ahead of time right here:  http://eepurl.com/D3MqT

I can't wait to give these away! I hope I will see you at the parties! No need to bring anything except your smile. We'll provide the rest :-)

Always, Lexi
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lexi@lexipostbooks.com

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

A Weekend With The Authors


   

        This past weekend, I had the pleasure of being in Nashville, Tennessee.
It was my first time (that I remember….I’m told I was there when I was two but aside from some home movies, the memory has been lost). This time around, I’ll remember. So much warmth and hospitality from everyone I met, how could I forget?
         My weekend started when my husband’s brother and his beautiful wife picked me up at the airport and whisked me away for lunch, which was lovely and gave us a chance to catch up. It was funny…I’d gotten off the plane in Nashville but hadn’t really spoken to anyone until I met up with my in-laws. Well, they’re from New Jersey (and originally, so am I) and still retain their accent (so do I, especially when I’m excited about something) so I hadn’t talked to anyone until the waiter at the restaurant took my order….at that moment, I knew I had arrived in Nashville (and I could have listened to his speech pattern and accent all day…alas, he had orders to take and I had a conference to attend). After lunch, they took me around town and I got to see some of the old buildings (and new) along Broadway. There were quite a few bars along Broadway, all offering live music, and an interesting Pedal Tavern that you pedal around town (and yes, you can drink…it’s a Bring Your Own kinda thing). Went to one of those bars later on that night (it wasn’t the Pedal Tavern, which did look interesting) and listened to some fantastic music with some writer friends I hadn’t seen in a while.        
And then….it was on to A Weekend With The Authors. I’ve never been to a Reader’s Conference before. Mostly, I’ve attended conferences for writers, from newbies who are just getting their feet wet to multi-published authors with many, many books beneath their belts, but this was different. We authors were able to connect (and party!) with people who love to read. And it was fantastic! I met so many lovely people. They were warm and vital and filled with curiosity. As writers, so much of what we do is solitary, so I can’t tell you how wonderful it was being with a group of people who “get” it, who know why we write and can’t wait for us to write more. 
I am home now (still exhausted) and heading back to the day job, but this experience will live with me for a lifetime. I will definitely do it again. And again. And again.
Until next time….
Happy Reading,
Marie

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Pocketful of Diamonds

I'm thrilled to announce the newest addition to the Nadia Wolf series: Pocketful of Diamonds. It's a romantic suspense that takes place in the heart of Sierra Leone, known for it's conflict diamonds. Take a look at the book trailer (below)!


Pocketful of Diamonds

One unforgettable night. Two hearts in tatters. Three foes about to strike.

An award-winning novel from Nicolette Pierce, Pocketful of Diamonds is a continuation of the Nadia Wolf character series.


After Gwen steals from Ian twice, endangering not only his life but that of his family, he relentlessly pursues her for months. But soon after he finds her, outside forces threaten to destroy everything he’s worked for. His diamond mine in Sierra Leone is targeted once again by the feuding government and rebels, bringing war to the small village he has been trying to save. While he fights to keep the villagers safe, sparks ignite when Gwen returns, entwining their fate and revealing a secret she has kept for too long.

Gwen never meant to hurt Ian. It was her job to steal, and she did it well. But when she stumbled upon him a year before, she was struck by his kindness, his unwavering love for the village and its people. He was everything that she couldn’t have but desperately craved. She didn’t think their past night together would cause harm, but it did. She carried the memory and guilt with her, vowing to someday make it up to Ian. But the future didn’t belong to her. So when she was sent to the little village once again, she knew it wouldn’t end well. There would be no hope for forgiveness this time.

As Ian and Gwen are thrust into a brewing diamond war, they have to rely on each other. But that requires mutual trust, something neither are willing to give. They can’t hold out forever. Too much is at stake, including their hearts.


Book Trailer:



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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

She Can Kill by Melinda Leigh




Everybody knows everybody in Westbury, Pennsylvania.  Quiet, comfortable, good schools, jobs, and what more could you ask for?book cover of 

She Can Kill

Cristan Rojas wants all this for himself and his daughter.  A dozen years ago Cristan and his daughter escaped a massacre at the hands of his dead wife’s Brazilian family.  He didn’t want anything to do with his former life under a drug cartel and his job was to assassinate when necessary.

Cristan moves frequently and is always ready for another move until Westbury.  It’s so nice, his daughter has friends and she has no idea why he moves constantly, and well, he’d met Sarah.

Sarah was recently divorced from an abusive husband who still antagonizes her.  She Acted as a babysitter for Cristan’s daughter and interest is imminent between the two adults. 

Both have their reasons for holding back, get rid of the ex-husband’s intrusions, get rid of the family member still trying to kill Cristan, and such stuff. 

It’s too bad that the worst of Sarah’s and Cristan’s problems collide at the same time and no one knows who to trust and run from or run to.

It’s a kaleidoscope of issues that Sarah and Cristan must conquer to be rewarded with the simple thing we all want: love and trust. 

 

Happy reading,

Dawn     

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Wicked Whispers by Tina Donahue available for Pre-order and a Giveaway!

Wicked Whispers 
by Tina Donahue

Follow the heart through darkness… 

      As the Inquisition gains force, even the faintest rumor can brand one a heretic. In this world it is Sancha's gift--or curse--to be blessed with the gift of healing. But the villagers are in need of her arts more than ever, and she feels it is her duty to help them at the risk of losing her life. And at the sacrifice of her heart…

Enrique has never wanted a woman as he does Sancha. Determined to have her love, he woos her with exquisite passion, giving her refuge to pursue her healing in secret. But their very desire and escape from the ruthless forces of the world may be their undoing. And together, they must pit themselves against a jealous rival and archaic tradition to secure their place in a hopeful new dawn…






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Excerpt from Wicked Whispers:

Her lips parted. She leaned into him rather than pull away.
Surprised and delighted, he brushed his lips over hers, astounded at their silky heat. Her breath smelled sweetly of orange, her usual rose fragrance mingling with a hint of musk. Her excitement as a woman.
He eased his tongue inside her mouth and waited for her response, praying she wouldn’t move away at his bold move.
A soft, wanting sound poured from her. Sagging against him, she gripped his doublet and used his garment for support.
He wrapped his arm around her waist, holding her tightly to him, his thickened shaft snug against her mound. She stilled for a moment, then suckled his tongue, her need of him obvious.
This was heaven, the only reason to be alive. These moments would change everything between them. He’d claim her and she would be his for a lifetime.
Dizzy with joy, he deepened the kiss, working his fingers past her dark green caul and through her hair, caressing tresses softer than fur.
She clutched him more tightly, her mouth wanton and willing beneath his.
Exactly how he’d hoped their first moments alone would be, though still falling short of what he had to have. He cupped her breast, testing its weight and warmth, savoring her nipple pebbled against his palm.
She froze.
He tempered his passion and caressed her more gently.
She tore her mouth from his and pulled away.
He’d frightened her. Fool. He should have known better and did now. Despite his arousal, he remained where he was and dropped his hand to his side.
Sancha breathed as roughly as he did. She touched her mouth still damp from his lips on hers. He expected her to turn and run.
She cupped his face and claimed his mouth, driving her tongue inside.
He suckled her greedily. She returned his kiss, both of them pushing against each other to get closer. Unable to, Enrique wanted to howl in frustration. She moaned softly then pulled away again. This time she put out a shaky hand even though he hadn’t moved.
He pulled in a deep breath. She stepped back again.
Before she could leave the balcony altogether, he stopped breathing. “Are you all right?”
“No. Enough of this.”
Those weren’t the words he wanted to hear, though he had expected something unpleasant. “Enough of what?”
She narrowed her eyes. “You kissing me.”
He risked a smile. “When I stopped, you moved back into my arms and began again without me having to ask.”
 

About Tina: 
Tina is an Amazon and international bestselling novelist in erotic, paranormal, contemporary and historical romance for Kensington, Samhain Publishing, Ellora’s Cave, Siren Publishing, Booktrope, Luminosity, Decadent, and indie. Booklist, Publisher’s Weekly, Romantic Times and numerous online sites have praised her work. Three of her erotic novels (Freeing the Beast, Come and Get Your Love, and Wicked Takeover) were Readers' Choice Award winners. Another three (Adored, Lush Velvet Nights, and Deep, Dark, Delicious) were named finalists in the EPIC competition. Sensual Stranger, her erotic contemporary romance, was chosen Book of the Year at the French review site Blue Moon reviews. The Golden Nib Award at Miz Love Loves Books was created specifically for her erotic romance Lush Velvet Nights. Two of her titles (The Yearning and Deep, Dark, Delicious) received an Award of Merit in the RWA Holt Medallion competition. Take Me Away and Adored both won second place in the NEC RWA contest (different years). Tina is featured in the Novel & Short Story Writer’s Market. Before penning romances, she worked at a major Hollywood production company in Story Direction. 

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2. Deep, Dark, Delicious – EPIC 2011 Finalist; Holt Medallion Award of Merit
3. Lush Velvet Nights – EPIC 2011 Finalist; Golden Nib Award
4. In His Arms – SIX 5 Star Reviews; 4 Stars RT
5. Sensual Stranger – 2010 Book of the Year (erotic); 4 Stars RT
6. The Yearning – Top Ten Bestseller
7. Take Me Away – #1 Pick, Miz Love Loves Books
8. Unending Desire – Best Book Rating LASR
9. SiNN – Nominated for Book of the Week LASR
10. Sinfully Wicked – Magnificent – Romancing the Book
11. Claiming Magique – Top Pick – NOR
12. Illicit Desire – Four Stars Romantic Times
13. Come Fill Me – Five Stars – Guilty Pleasures
14. Losing Control - Four and a Half Stars - Sensual Reads
15. Shameless Desire - Four and a Half Stars - The Jeep Diva
16. Illicit Intent – Four and a Half Stars – Sensual Reads
17. Deep Within Me – Four Stars – Romantic Times
18. Seven Sensuous Days – 4 Stars – Long & Short Reviews
19. Stolen Desire – 4 Stars – Romantic Times
20. Taking Eve – What to read after FSOG and Story of O
21. This Time When We Touch – Erotic Paranormal
22. Carnal Takeover – BDSM
23. Wicked Takeover – Erotic Contemporary
24. Intimate Details – Menage
25. Freeing the Beast – Readers’ Choice Award