Tuesday, April 29, 2014

The Sin Circus

Today I want to take a trip to the Circus, not just any circus but a sinfully decadent visit to The Sin Circus

Everyone remembers their first trip to the circus--the home of fantasy and dreams. Where the idea that anything is possible meets a creative reality of alluring tricks and amazing acts of defiance. The big top is known for inspiring lust, awe, and happy memories, and now you'll see it like never before.

Some of today's hottest romance authors combine the decadent memories of the center ring with all the flavors in erotic fiction in The Sin Circus. Whether it's with a dominating Ringmaster, a lion tamer's bratty kittens, or a dark Harlequin King, this show is sure to shock the audience with its dazzling dares and tantalizing tales.

Dark Surrender by Rachel Firasek
He stole her control, but she hasn't completely surrendered her heart...yet.

Claimed by the Blade by Mina Carter
He's waited years to claim her. Tonight, she's all out of excuses...

Ring of Fire by Lacey Wolfe
The Ringmaster must figure out his feelings before his ballerina goes up in flames...

Unmasking Her Dom by Jennifer James
Tormented by touch, the King of the Harlequin resolves to release his bratty sub before she strips away the last barriers between them, and discovers his secret shame.

The Bratty Lioness Tamer by April Angel
Two sexy female lovers. A new master ready to tame them. And the performance they'll never forget.

Sweet & Sticky by Sabrina Garie
Recipe for forever: Mix a flailing writer with a down-on-his-luck agent, toss in a pound of cotton candy and an empty bleacher. Let simmer.

Twice the Pleasure by Georgina DeBurca
As the bindings unravel, two brothers race to save the woman who has captured their hearts.

With the Greatest of Ease by Anne Lange
He traded a trapeze and the catch of a lifetime for a life in a courtroom. Now he’ll share her, to catch her, one last time.

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Monday, April 28, 2014

Finding Her Dream

Today's post is a Virtual Book Blast for Finding Her Dream, a Contemporary Western Erotic Romance by Jennah Scott, available now. As a Book Blast, there will be no interview or guest post, but I will post a blurb, excerpt and brief author bio for you, as well as links to the other stops on the tour. Jennah will award a $10 Gift Card to the winners choice of e book retailer, so please leave your email address when you comment.

Born and raised in Texas, Jennah is a transplant to Missouri long enough ago she should probably consider that her hometown. But she will forever be a Texan. She loves to write any story that will make a reader smile, laugh, and maybe even cry (although you won't ever hear her admit that she cries). Whether the next story she writes is contemporary, urban fantasy, LGBT, or whatever other crazy idea she comes up with, there will always be love and romance in the midst of trials and turmoil.
When she's not writing you can find her on Twitter, with her family, or buried in a book trying to escape reality for just a minute.

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Blurb for Finding Her Dream

It wasn't until she watched her best friend find the man of her dreams that RayAnne Hill realized there was a part of her missing. She knows the empty space can only be filled by finding her own true love, complete with kids and the white picket fence. Fear of letting someone in stops her cold, and it's much bigger than just finding Mr. Right.

James Shaw moved away from Kentucky and the family business to chase his own goals, settling in the small town of Kimmswick, Missouri. His business is succeeding, now he's ready to complete his life with a wife and kids. One night, one look and he's found her. RayAnne is everything he's been searching for.

As hard as James has fallen for RayAnne, can he be enough to help her overcome her worst nightmare? Or will he decide he can't wait forever, and walk away to find happiness?

Excerpt from Finding Her Dream

By the time his heart came back on line the group had broken off into two directions, one of the women went to find a seat while the blonde headed to the bar. With a man. Just his luck. But he couldn’t keep his eyes off the way she sauntered up to the bar, her hips wiggling just enough to draw his attention. As he watched her order he noticed the man had his sights set on the other woman they’d arrived with. She had spiky black hair, piercings, and tattoos. Maybe his day wasn’t doomed after all. The dark haired one wasn’t his type. But the blonde…the cute, innocence of her face contrasted with the sexy short shorts and flannel shirt tied at her waist. She was exactly his type.

She looked up and down the patrons, stopping at him. James couldn’t pry himself away from her gaze. He winked and she grinned before offering him a finger wave. A little vixen.

“Hi.” Her cute, kissable mouth formed the word.

“Hey, sugar,” he replied, garnering the attention of the guy standing at her side. The other man glanced down the bar at him and cocked an eyebrow. Did they know each other? James didn’t think so, but he wasn’t very good at names or faces, so it was possible.

James broke their connection, turning to signal the bartender he wanted another round. As he tipped the bottle back, a warm, soft touch landed against his neck. “Save me a dance, cowboy,” the sweet words were whispered in his ear.

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Get 'All Fired Up' with Vivian Arend and Elle Kennedy

All Fired Up (DreamMakers #1)
By: Vivian Arend & Elle Kennedy

Welcome to the DreamMakers trilogy. A new collaboration from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Vivian Arend and Elle Kennedy, author of the bestselling Out of Uniform and Killer Instincts series.

What are three ex-military best friends supposed to do when they’re back on US soil permanently? Parker Wilson, Jack Hunter and Dean Colter considered establishing the typical security company, but a glut on the market forced a change of plans.

After listening to a friend bemoan not knowing what to do for his girlfriend’s birthday, they realized their set of job skills left them uniquely positioned to assist the confused male masses. Any idiot can plan a perfect date if he knows his woman well enough. And anyone with recon skills can fill in the missing gaps.

Got an event coming up with that special someone? Looking to make a first impression guaranteed to move you to the top of her dating list? Or…god forbid…did you forget her birthday and need to make up some serious cred? Let us help you.

As guys, we understand how difficult it can be to figure out what a woman wants. We offer reasonable rates for fantasy dates coordinated for you and your partner. Can be pre-arranged up to three months in advance, or a minimum of one hour (emergency services–check for availability, extra charges apply.)

A fun thrill ride of hot sex and sweet emotion. Vivian Arend and Elle Kennedy held me spellbound with the escapades of these three exciting alpha males who know their way around a woman’s body—and her heart. I can’t wait to read more!
~ Jaci Burton, New York Times Bestselling Author

Blurb for All Fired Up 

He’s ready to lead the way
Parker Wilson never thought he’d go from battle-hardened soldier to romance expert, but after his stint in the Rangers, that’s exactly what happened. As the owner of DreamMakers Inc., he helps other men win in the love department, using every resource available to plan the perfect date. When a routine recon turns into an unexpected night of passion, Parker’s mission becomes more personal—and he won’t give up until Lynn Davidson is all his.
She’s more than willing to follow
Lynn is a goner from the moment she lays eyes on the delectable Parker. She’s just ditched her boring almost-boyfriend and is tired of sticking to the straight and narrow. It’s time to walk on the wild side, and what better way than in the arms of the most irresistible man she’s ever met? But when their red-hot affair is threatened, it’ll take a team effort to make their dreams come true.

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About the Authors:

Vivian Arend in one word: Adventurous. In a sentence: Willing to try just about anything once. That wide-eyed attitude has taken her around North America, through parts of Europe, and into Central and South America, often with no running water.

Her optimistic outlook also meant that when challenged to write a book, she gave it a shot, and discovered creating worlds to play in was nearly as addictive as traveling the real one.  Now a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of both contemporary and paranormal stories, Vivian continues to explore, write and otherwise keep herself well entertained.

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A RITA-award nominated author, Elle Kennedy grew up in the suburbs of Toronto, Ontario, and holds a B.A. in English from York University. From an early age, she knew she wanted to be a writer, and actively began pursuing that dream when she was a teenager.

Elle currently publishes with Signet Eclipse, Harlequin Romantic Suspense, and Samhain Publishing. She loves strong heroines and sexy alpha heroes, and just enough heat and danger to keep things interesting!

My Review of All Fired Up

When Dreammakers are hired to create the perfect proposal date, with only four days to set it all up, they say no problem. That is, until they talk to the prospective groom, and he seems to know absolutely nothing about the woman he claims to love. So, with their work cut out for them, Parker Wilson and Dean Colter do what they do best: covert operations and undercover action. When Parker goes to the target's yoga class, he is stunned to find himself strongly attracted to the woman he is observing. In spite of the attraction, he completes his mission and gathers information. Lynn Davidson is gorgeous, funny and oh so sexy, he can't believe she is involved with their clueless client, but he will complete the job and move on. 

When Parker and Dean continue their surveillance the next evening, they discover that Lynn is celebrating with her best friend Suz over drinks. Celebrating dumping her cheat of a boyfriend, the very same boyfriend that hired them to create the dream date. Over tequila and limes, Lynn decides to live for herself, and goes home with Parker and Dean for a night of unbelievably hot and sexy action. Now all Parker has to do is find a way to reveal the truth to Lynn before everything blows up in his face. Throw in one slightly psychotic ex who will do just about anything to get what he wants, and this is a disaster in the making for Lynn and Parker.

What can I say about All Fired Up? That it has hot, alpha heroes (it does), that there is a sassy heroine (with courage and spirit) some intrigue (both good and not so good) and lots of scorching hot sex (oh boy is there ever!) and a love connection between two people who deserve a happy ever after (yeah, they really do).

All Fired Up is the first of a trilogy of stories about The Dreammakers. I like this world created by Vivian Arend and Elle Kennedy, a world with charismatic  and interesting characters, exciting and passionate story lines. I was drawn to these people from the first page, and got lost in the world of passion and fun these authors brought to life.

I love the chemistry between Lynn and Parker, it is charged with sexual energy and passion that leaps off the page at you every time they are near each other. I liked that the authors created two very similar individuals in Suz and Dean, characters that can (and do) live life full out, no holds barred. I knew these two would end up friends, not lovers, and that worked for me too.

The sneakiness of Lynn's ex, Phil, has just the right touch of psychosis to it, adding the edge of danger needed to bring the Ranger out in Parker, and yet he was only part of the rescue, because Lynn was able to mostly save herself. There is a strength in Lynn, and she comes out with the man she wants. 

I look forward to the next book in this series, especially after the tease at the end of this one, featuring Pepper Wilson, Parker's sister. I give this one five kisses, and have already recommended this to many friends...and have read it three times!


Friday, April 11, 2014

Good Advice 'Never Marry a Warlock'

Today's post is a Blurb Blitz stop for Never Marry a Warlock, a Paranormal Romance novelette by Marilyn Vix, available now.  As a Blurb Blitz, there will be no guest post or interview, but I do have a blurb, excerpt and a brief author bio for you. I will also post the list of participating blogs so you can visit them for more chances to win. Marilyn will be awarding a $25 Amazon GC to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour, so please leave your email address when you comment.

Marilyn is a debut paranormal romance novelist. She enjoys the characters that just don't fit in. From witches to time traveling researchers, she is letting her imagination soar to explore new worlds. Marilyn has traveled to Paris, London, Sydney, and Munich. She loves to include these in her settings. Best of all is letting her readers enjoy her adventures through the perspective of a character. She currently lives in Northern California with her husband and cat. The cat, of course, is the center of attention.

Official Website: http://marilynvix.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MarilynVix

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Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/Never-Warlock-Beware-Warlocks-Novelette-ebook/dp/B00FNI0C98

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Blurb for Never Marry a Warlock

Catherine walks in on her husband in bed with her best friend. What is a woman to do? It helps that she is a witch. Unfortunately, so is her husband. Before you can say spell battle, Catherine hightails it up the coast of California to clear her head. Lucky for her, she finds an Aussie hitchhiker. She's going to have to face her husband in the awaiting spell battle. Can she have a little fun with her new found boy toy, or will he get scorched in the foreplay?

Excerpt from Never Marry a Warlock

My husband’s arms were wrapped around her naked body. The blankets were strewn and interwoven between their legs. He was spooning her with his biceps draped over her. I stood in the doorway taking in the scene of my husband and my best friend. It was the end of the world, at least for me. But I wasn’t going to take it lying down. I should have known better than to have married a warlock.

I hit him with a force spell that knocked him up against the headboard. He fell back down and braced his hands out to catch his fall. Cassandra scrambled out of the bed, dragging the silk comforter with her. Bitch. She better get out of my way. She was next.

Rich was naked as he sat up to look at me. Normally, the abs-flash trick would work. But not now. I was too pissed off. I knew what spells he used to look like that. It was easy to fool a mortal and ex-best friend on the floor. But not me. Thing is, we were too evenly matched. I think that was the problem.

Now this one sounds like all kinds of fun!

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Monday, April 7, 2014

It's a 'Sweet Callahan Homecoming'

Today's post is a Super Book Blast for Tina Leonard's Sweet Callahan Homecoming a Contemporary Romance available now from Harlequin Publishing. As a book blast, there is no guest post or interview, but I do have a blurb and excerpt, along with a brief author bio for your enjoyment. Tina will be awarding a $25 Amazon GC to TWO randomly drawn commenters during the tour, so please leave your email address when you comment. I will also post links to the participating blogs so you can increase your chances of winning.

USA Today bestselling and award-winning author Tina Leonard writes with humor, sexiness, and fun. With nearly three million books sold, she plans to keep writing the stories readers enjoy. Her schedule keeps her very busy creating independent heroines and the irresistible heroes who love them. Visit Tina at www.tinaleonard.com, www.twitter.com/Tina_Leonard, www.facebook.com/authortinaleonard, and www.pinterest.com/tinaleonard1.

Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/Callahan-Homecoming-Harlequin-American-Romance%5CCallahan/dp/0373755147/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1393007443&sr=8-1&keywords=sweet+callahan+homecoming

BN: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/sweet-callahan-homecoming-tina-leonard/1117056999?ean=9780373755141

BLURB for Sweet Callahan Homecoming:

Will Ashlyn Callahan finally find her magic?  The last Callahan rides in the exciting conclusion to the bestselling series, The Callahan Cowobys!

Four Babies—and Her Whole Family—to Protect

Ashlyn Callahan has always known that her fate can only bring danger to those she loves. That's why she flees Rancho Diablo—and the ornery cowboy she loves—to hide out in Texas Hill Country. But all hell breaks loose when Xavier Phillips finds her…and her four newborn babies.

Xav finally tracks down his warrior woman—only to discover she's the mother of two perfect little boys and two perfect little girls. And he's the father! Now Ash has to marry him. With the future of Ash's entire clan at stake, Xav is ready to lay his life on the line to safeguard the family legacy. Not to mention create a homecoming—and a wedding!—worthy of his Chacon Callahan bride!

Excerpt from Sweet Callahan Homecoming:

Ash Callahan wasn’t easy to track. She used only cash. There were no phone calls, no computer emails to track. It was as if she’d disappeared—which she’d obviously intended to do.

In the end, he’d gone to Running Bear for direction, only to be amazed that Running Bear hadn’t heard from Ash, either. Those two shared the same untamed spirit.

But Xav got a pointer or two from Running Bear that sent him on a path to find her. Now he shifted on the white-painted porch, hearing footsteps inside, hoping his journey wasn’t a dead end. It had been too many months since he’d held the love of his life in his arms.

A middle-aged woman opened the door, a questioning frown on her face. “Yes?”

“Hi.” He gave her his most friendly smile. “I’m Xav Phillips, from Diablo, New Mexico. I’m looking for a woman named Ashlyn Callahan.”

The woman shook her head, glancing over her shoulder when a baby’s cry burst in the background. “I’m sorry, no. I’ve never heard of her.”

He couldn’t say what made him linger on the porch. Maybe it was because he’d come so far and was so disappointed to find his search turning up a dead end again. Another baby’s cries joined the first, sending up a wail of epic proportions between them, which made the woman anxiously begin to back away.

“Excuse me,” she said, “good luck finding whomever you’re looking for.”

She closed the door. Xav hesitated, then leaned his ear against the wood. He heard soft voices inside comforting the babies, and then unbelievably, he heard a voice he’d know any day, any night, whether he was awake, asleep or even in a coma.

“Sweet baby, don’t fuss. My little prince,” he heard Ash say, and in a flash, he slid over to the enormous glass window framing the Christmas tree so he could peer cautiously inside the house.

Behind the large, ruffle-branched Christmas tree, four white bassinets lay together in a room decorated for the holidays amid beautifully wrapped gifts. He held his breath, watching Ash comfort a tiny infant boy. Ash’s shock of pale hair had grown into a waterfall of silver liquid she wore in a ponytail. Xav grew warm all over despite the cold, and Cupid’s arrow shot right into his heart, the same way it had every time he’d ever gotten within two miles of her.

He was head over heels in love with her, and nine long months apart had done nothing to diminish those emotions. The ring in his pocket practically burned, reminding him how long he’d waited to ask her to marry him.

She put the baby down and picked up another, a sweet, pink-pajamaed little girl, and Xav’s heart felt like it splatted on the ground. She acted as if these were her children, so loving and gentle was she as she held them. Xav was poleaxed with new thoughts of making Ash a mother. Motherhood and Ash weren’t a combination he’d ever really put together in his head, but watching her with these children made him realize his original proposal wasn’t the one he wanted to offer her.

He didn’t want to fall back on a business arrangement to save his ego.

No, he was going all in. He was going to tell her the truth about the shot she’d allegedly fired at Wolf, because clearly that was why she was hiding out here, helping the older lady babysit her family’s babies. Or maybe she ran a babysitting service. It didn’t matter. The point was, Ash was in hiding and he was going to tell her the truth: She was not the hunted one. She was not destined to bring destruction to Rancho Diablo and her family.

And then he was going to ask her to be his wife.

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