Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Stranded: Snow Effect by @DenaGarson

Snow EffectNicki Cartwright is one snowflake away from losing her dazzling TV camera smile. Between her mother interfering in her non-existent love life, a spotlight-stealing co-worker, and the threat of the snow storm of the decade, Nicki wants nothing more than to run away to a tropical beach. Instead, she lets herself be talked into attending the McNair’s 50th anniversary party.
Randy Stephenson’s drive from Chicago was uneventful until a winter blast made the last thirty-something miles nearly impassable. By the time he makes it to his grandparent’s cabin, an anniversary party is the last thing he wanted to endure. But finding Nicki there, the girl he had always regretting leaving, makes him glad he came.
Turns out fate-or maybe just a set of scheming grandparents-has plans for them. Stranded at the cabin, alone and with no real party in sight, they’ll have to face old hurts and an electric attraction. Is great sex, a little honesty, and a potentially priceless painting enough to mend a broken heart?

Snow Effect 
by Dena Garson
n/a; standalone
Contemporary Romance
Publication Date
April 20, 2016
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Star CrossedStar Crossed: Their love was meant to be.
Eight USA Today and NY Times and Bestselling authors offering steamy contemporary romance the way you love it! A collection of spicy and extra spicy tales of fated love. Get swept away by stories of ordinary people getting extraordinary second chances, risking their hearts and finding true love. This is a box set to laugh, cry and lose your heart to.
Katalina Leon ~ Dark Sky
Dark hearts. Dark Sky. Since childhood, Severin and Avery’s love was meant to be. For eight years, tragedy has torn them apart but fate offers them a second chance.
Sabrina York ~ Smoking Holt
Bella’s secretly wanted Holt for years, and now...here's her chance. Will his fiery dominance burn this willful heroine to a crisp?
Ann Mayburn ~ Sodom and the Phoenix
Will shy Tanwen find the courage to embrace all the forbidden pleasures that Master Adam has to offer, or will she continue to be a 'good girl' and deny herself the satisfaction and love she truly desires.
Michelle Fox ~ Operation Burlesque
The last thing a burlesque dancer should do is fall in love with a sexy special ops agent, especially when that puts her on the radar of the terrorist network he's taking down.
Rebecca Royce ~ Under The Lights
Despite the odds, their passion burns as the show must go on. Can these two see there is love to be had both under and away from the lights?
T.L Reeve ~ Releasing Hannah
For Hannah, coming home is the easy part. Finding herself, while searching for the right Dom to release her inhibitions will push her heart to its limits.
Dena Garson ~ Snow Effect
When Randy walked away from Nicki eight years earlier, he shattered her heart. Now that fate -or maybe just a couple of scheming grandparents- has brought them together again he’ll have to convince her that he deserves a second chance.
Virginia Cavanaugh ~ Lovers By Night
Paige Sutton wants to play doctor with handsome Brandon Kline, a hot doctor that is sure to give any woman palpitations. This sizzling medical romance is just what the doctor ordered.

About Dena Garson
Dena GarsonDena Garson is a Process Redesign Specialist by day and a writer and jewelry designer by night. She is raising two rowdy boys who play lots of sports which forces her to spend way to much time on the practice field and/or sidelines. Thankfully she has a loyal and loving Labrador Retriever to listen when she complains.

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Friday, April 8, 2016

Cover & Boxset Reveal! Three Times More Lucky

Coming May 6, 2016

Three Times MORE Lucky-Six sexy tales of ménage and more by the publisher of Three Times Lucky
A crash landing leads to three hearts united. ~ Triad by Kim Carmichael 
Sometimes the one that got away comes back… ~ Love Squared by Christina Christine Ashworth 
Four men and one woman discover the power of Worshiping the Goddess in a hot time travel to the ancient Celts. ~ Solera Winters 
In the dark forests of the heart, love is waiting… ~ Snow by Erzabet Bishop 

They may have succeeded in having a ménage by Monday, but on Tuesday, everything had gone to hell. ~ Threesome by Tuesday by Louisa Bacio 

Come ride the road hard… ~ Road to Seduction by Sascha Illyvich
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If you haven't read it, grab the original best-selling boxset Three Times Lucky for .99 cents!
Exciting times!
Louisa Bacio

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Looking for some Trouble with @JennLeBlanc

04 Grace - iBooks04 Grace - Amazon      

About the cover(s):

  I couldn't choose, so there will be four different covers available at the different retailers. Each cover says something a little bit different about our Celeste.

About the book:

  She must marry…

 Celeste Moravia Agathe Alain needs to find a husband and she believes Quintin Wyntor will do just fine.

 She's hopeful they can come to a mutual agreement, one in which he will not have need to visit her bed and claim his rights as her husband. She follows Quinn after a ball hoping to find him with a mistress but what she sees isn’t just shocking—it changes her life forever.

 Stumbling onto Quinn with his lover awakens something in Celeste she never knew existed. Until now she had no idea what lust or physical love was, and while she still doesn’t want to be touched…she does want to discover more about herself and what it is about seeing the two men together that makes her feel so alive.

 But Quinn and Calder discover her trespass and Celeste is afraid she’s destroyed any chance of Quinn being happy.

 Getting closer to Quinn is dangerous—he’s hurt and wants to use intimacy to heal. But that's something she isn’t interested in even if he doest believe her. Celeste knows that his happiness is tied to hers, and none of them will be able to live unless she finds a way for Calder and Quinn to be together.


A note about the characters:

  Celeste Moravia Agathe Alain is grey asexual autochlorissexual.  Her hero, Quinn, is bisexual.  His hero, Calder, is gay.  This book is Celeste's story, it's her HEA, the next book is Calder and Quinn's HEA.  So, when I say he's her hero, it's not in the traditional romance genre sense. Except it also is.

This book is the story of Celeste and has her happily for now. It is also the beginning of Calder and Quinn’s story which will be continued in THE SPARE AND THE HEIR when they will get their happily ever after SOON.

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    Celeste bit her lip and turned from the open door, but biting her lip wasn’t enough, so she covered her mouth with both hands. She couldn’t believe what she’d just witnessed.

 She slid down the wall, rested her forehead on her knees, and covered her head with her arms. She wasn’t sure what to do next. When she’d followed Quinn here after the ball, this was the last thing she’d expected to see. Well, fine, possibly not the last thing, but it certainly wasn’t in her top ten, by any means. She gazed up to the sky and pinched the bridge of her nose. How was she ever going to look him in the eyes and not think of this?

 She couldn’t. There was no way. That was…the most amazing thing she’d ever seen. Her body felt like it was on fire, like…she wasn’t sure how to describe it even to herself. Her skin was vibrating. It was alive, as though her blood sang and pooled in her belly, dripping slowly to places she’d never felt before.

 Perhaps this feeling was the one that people had forever been trying to describe to her, but she’d never understood—having never once experienced it. Not even when she’d tried to touch herself.

 She wanted to touch herself now, right here on this balcony outside Quinn’s cousin’s house. She didn’t, of course, but she wanted to.

  Oh dear God, Quinn and his cousin. She heard a noise and squished herself as far into the corner of the balcony as she could, tried to make herself smaller, bowed her head to hide behind her riot of black locks. She glanced sidelong over her arms and saw Quinn, still just a towel on, walk to the balustrade and tilt his head up at the sky. His chest heaved—was he crying? Her heart skipped.

 Calder had been quite mean to him. He’d been…she’d always thought Calder to be the most respectful and gentlemanly of men. Not that she’d had much interaction with him, but what she’d had, this was someone else altogether, so angry, so…passionate. The thought of it sent goose bumps across her skin, and she clenched a fist against her mouth once more to prevent any sound.

 Quinn shook his head and looked down, covering his face with his hands and running them through his hair. He turned and went back into the room, and Celeste leaned over, looking through the door as he dropped the towel—I should stop looking, shouldn’t I?—and reached for his clothing.

 She didn’t stop looking. She couldn’t stop looking. She'd never seen such beautiful bodies. She’d wanted to reach out and touch them, but at the same time, they terrified her. She would rather touch a statue, something safe, something that wouldn’t want, or need, to touch her back. Those bodies, she wanted to watch them move, she wanted to see them dance. She knew it would be amazing. She wanted to see them do what they’d just done, again and again.

 She kept her eyes on Quinn as he yanked on his ruined clothing. She resisted the urge to help him, wanting so very much to console him somehow, to help him button his shirt and find his coat. He had one button left and six holes on his trousers, and she could see that if he just crossed the top button hole across the front to the opposite remaining button on his trousers, that one remaining button might just keep his trousers on until he could make it home.

 But she didn’t.

 She couldn’t.

 And she felt horrible because of it. She felt it was such an invasion of his privacy to watch this, and of course, that made her feel even worse that watching this—watching this man pick his dignity up off the floor and attempt to put himself back together—was much more intimate than watching Calder fuck this man across the floor.

 She turned away and leaned into the wall and tried to breathe. She shouldn’t have followed him. She shouldn’t be here. If she could take it all back…she stared up at the sky.

 “I’m sorry. I’m so sorry. But I wouldn’t take it back,” she whispered at the sky.

“God help me, I wouldn’t take it back.” She heard Quinn coming toward the balcony and turned away again, hoping for one more moment of blind luck in which she wouldn’t be discovered...

  04 Grace - Nook04 Grace - Kobo    

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Submission: Writing the Erotic Short Story Workshop

The market is sizzling for short erotic romance. From box sets to anthologies to standalone novellas, readers ravenously pick them up.

Beginning writers are often told to: “Write the story you want to read, not what someone else might want to see.” This class, instead, deals with catering a short story specifically to a publisher’s request for submissions. Regularly, editors and publishers list upcoming anthologies and the types of stories they’re looking to include. 

The course explores current call-outs, and students will be encouraged to write specifically for one submission call and to submit the work at the end of the course. Basic crafting of a short story, such as development, characterization, plot structure & dialogue also will be covered with the main focus on erotic romance. Since most short stories fall within 2,500 to 5,000 words, we’ll also look at ways to making word choice count and address the editing process.

End Goal: Come prepared to write! Student should write at least one new story during the course and actually send it out for submission. We want to see some publication success with this course.

Many previous students have completed their stories, and have been published.

Starting April 7 via Passionate Ink RWA
$25 non-members
$22.50  for RWA members
$18.75 for Passionate Ink members

Contest: Absolute just because! During this workshop, I'll give away the pictured Veuve Champagne metal mailbox to one enrolled student who finishes a story and submits! (No champagne included.) The winner will be chosen randomly from all those who complete the challenge. Honestly, when I saw it, I thought it would be perfect for a submission/rejection collection!  

Hope to see you there!

Louisa Bacio