Unrepentant – Lila Shaw
Lucky Lotto winner Amy Burns has had enough of family members begging for handouts. With her millions safely hidden from the general public’s knowledge by way of an anonymous trust fund, she’s moved west to find a new beginning. She’s also found Jazz, a taciturn employee at her gym she can’t seem to stay away from. Only problem? He’s an ex-convict. Can Amy trust the former thief with her heart, especially after her relentless step-brother discovers her whereabouts and threatens to expose her secret, or might an unrepentant bad boy be the real winning ticket?
Over the Edge – Stella Berkley
Nothing short of a lobotomy could make Roman King forget Sloane Holliwell—part angel, part devil, and all his. If only she wasn’t the love of his best friend’s life. Even though they’re broken up, Roman would never hurt his brother from another mother that way.
Sloane has been self-destructing since her darkest fantasy, Roman, cut her out of his life. When he finds her bruised at a bar, he saves her from yet another boyfriend disaster. But he still won’t claim her despite their obvious attraction.
Instead, he offers to teacher her how to be a submissive, so he can find her a master that will take care of her. Once he gets her in the playroom, though, he discovers Sloane is playing games of her own.
Death’s Angel – Kastil Eavenshade
Four years ago, Constantine lost the only woman he ever loved. Now the incubus is culling the responsible vampire brood’s food source. One by one he steals the souls of the blood sucker’s familiars to turn the human population against his enemy. Blinded by vengeance, he makes the one mistake that could cost him the retribution he seeks.
Half-werewolf, Indira is thrust into the hands of the vampires to maintain peace amongst the clans. Instead of being an ambassador, she becomes a prisoner and forgotten by her pack. When the vampires bring a mysterious man trussed into their dungeons, he stirs something inside long since buried. Sexy and beyond anything she’s dealt with, her beating heart yearns to sacrifice her soul for one taste of Constantine.
In the throes of revenge, can the light of one angel tame a beast bred in hell?
Finding Forever – Lynn Burke
Samantha likes to bang a guy’s headboard and take off long before he bangs up her heart. Temptation returns in the form of a Zeus-like, tattooed hunk, the man whose first kiss roused her teenage hormones. His arrival carries the promise for more, but Sam’s determination to enjoy a taste–or two–without risking her heart could cost her the chance at finding forever.
Temptations of the Cage – R. Brennan
While she’s never considered herself a submissive, Katrina Norton has always had a bit of a pain fetish, so when the opportunity to work at one of the city’s most popular BDSM clubs presents itself, she decides it’s the perfect way to indulge her darker desires and earn enough money to pay for the expensive medications her ailing grandmother requires.
But when she meets handsome club owner, Damien Michaels, Trina has to remind herself he’s a potential boss, and off limits. Certainly not someone she should be imagining kneeling before and begging for just a taste of what’s hiding beneath his expensive tailored suit.
If she could just get her traitorous body to stick to the plan.
Without Words by Lolly Tova
Ivy McPhee dreads attending her high school reunion, but she’s willing to brave her childhood tormentors to see the bad boy she sat beside everyday on the school bus. Though they never exchanged a word, a decade later, he still owns her heart, and she’s determined to find out if the connection she felt to him all those years ago was a shared experience.
Ollie Ashwood, lead singer of the successful indie band Infraction, is still every inch a trouble maker, but his days of partying and womanizing are over. He’s finally ready to claim the only girl he ever cared enough about not to sweet talk into his arms. Playing a set at his school reunion seems the perfect ploy to draw Ivy out and tell her she’s the woman of his dreams.
Any chance of the two alumni discovering the depths of their feelings for one another is shattered by a scheming ex-student. Only revelations about the past can get Ollie and Ivy back on the right track, but Ollie must first persuade Ivy to bear her bully’s teasing long enough to listen.
been on speed dial in Ellen Grayson’s life lately. Her dad’s dead, her mom is
numbing the grief with drugs and alcohol, and her so-called friends are slowly
abandoning her. Trusting a popular teacher with her troubles should have been safe,
shouldn’t have led to an unwelcome seduction attempt, shouldn’t have sent her
running to the girls’ bathroom for the final moments of her Junior year. Lesson
learned. Best to keep all the sordid details of her life to herself.
summer camp employee. Though his quick wit and confidence draws her in, she’s
not letting him get too close, not til she’s sure she can trust him. By the
time Rex’s charming persistence wears down her resistance, it’s too late. He’s
put Ellen on the perma-pal shelf and shifted his romantic attentions to her
arch-rival. Even worse, the teacher who tried to seduce her is still
misbehaving with impunity.
decide if she has enough remaining courage to speak up about her teacher and
risk retribution, to tell Rex how she feels and risk heartbreak, or hold all
her secrets inside, the only safe place she knows.
day, a Walter Mitty-like dreamer by night. (Her alter ego Tatiana Ivanadance
also choreographs gravity-defying routines in those fantasies, but that’s
kind, persistent heroes able to break through to the gooey heart inside.
least likely to throw a ball anywhere near a target. Thank goodness writing
requires less hand-eye coordination, punctuation errors notwithstanding.
and has a 20+ year marriage and two teenaged sons as proof of concept. She
lives, writes, dreams and dances in the rainy Portland, OR area.
I’m sure you all know by now about my love affair with book covers. Yes, I have another lovely to flaunt today for Ella Martin, author of Will the Real Prince Charming Please Stand up. Check it out, isn’t it pretty?
Title: Will the Real Prince Charming Please Stand Up?
Author: Ella Martin
Publisher: Astraea Press
Publication Date: July 1, 2014
Happily Ever After only happens with the right guy. It’s a tiny but important detail most fairy tales choose to leave out. But what happens when the princess rides off into the sunset with Prince Charming, only to discover he’s not so charming, after all?
Bianca Sullivan thinks she’s a pretty average girl. Sure, her brother may be the super-stud captain of the football team, but that’s her only claim to fame –- until her friends’ social experiment turns her into the new It girl of the Sophomore class, and she captures the attention of the most popular guy in her grade. Ecstatic to introduce the world to her first boyfriend, she’s trying to enjoy being wooed by the ultimate heartthrob. But no one’s ever told her what to do when her friends hate her boyfriend and Prince Charming starts acting like a control-freaky misogynist. And as if deciding whether to trust Prince Charming, her friends, or her own instincts wasn’t hard enough, being around her brother’s best friend is making her head all fuzzy, too. Oh, if only love was as simple as fairy tales make it out to be…
About the Author
Ella Martin is a prep school survivor and a Southern California native. She writes books about spunky teenagers who are way cooler than she ever was, and she totally believes in love and happy endings. She likes sunny places and is terrified of snowy winters, so she now lives in Florida with her husband and son.
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I’m so excited to share this double book birthday for two fellow Entangled Embrace authors, Katie Delahanty and Rebecca Yarros. Congrats, ladies, they sound awesome.
Check out the pretties!
In Bloom by Katie Delahanty
I left for LA with everything I owned piled into my old Volkswagen and dreams of becoming a costume designer. Little did I know I’d wind up designing for a lingerie company—yeah, not sure how I landed this gig—and taken under the wing of two young Hollywood insiders. The fashion shows and parties were great, but life really got exciting when the seriously hottest lead singer of my favorite band started to fall for me.
How does someone like me, an ordinary girl from Pittsburgh, wind up in the arms of the world’s sexiest rock star—surrounded by celebrities, fashion, and music—and not be eaten alive? Berkeley is everything I’ve ever dreamed of in a boyfriend, but the paparazzi, the tabloids, the rumors, it’s all getting a bit too crazy. My life has become every girl’s dream come true, if only I don’t blink and lose it all…
Katie Delahanty is a fashion designer turned novelist. She graduated with a BA in Communication Studies from UCLA and a Professional Designation in Fashion Design from FIDM. Her debut novel, IN BLOOM will be published by Entangled Publishing in January 2014. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband.
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Full Measures by Rebecca Yarros
Twenty years as an army brat and Ember Howard knew, too. The soldiers at the door meant her dad was never coming home. What she didn’t know was how she would find the strength to singlehandedly care for her crumbling family when her mom falls apart.
Then Josh Walker enters her life. Hockey star, her new next-door neighbor, and not to mention the most delicious hands that insist on saving her ov er and over again. He has a way of erasing the pain with a single look, a single touch. As much as she wants to turn off her feelings and endure the heartache on her own, she can’t deny their intense attraction.
Until Josh’s secret shatters their world. And Ember must decide if he’s worth the risk that comes with loving a man who could strip her bare.
Rebecca Yarros is a mom, military wife, blogger, and author of Young Adult and New Adult fiction. In addition to raising an absolute gaggle of somewhat-noisy children, she draws inspiration for her fiction from her favorite authors like Mercedes Lackey, Gayle Forman, and Gena Showalter.
She’s a graduate of Troy University, where she studied European history and English, but is still holding out hope for an acceptance letter to Hogwarts. Her blog, The Only Girl Among Boys, has been voted the Top Military Mom Blog, and celebrates the complex issues surrounding military life that have helped shape her characters, who are strong in the face of odds and meet challenges with courage, tenderness, and grace.
When she’s not writing, she loves to travel with her husband, always seeking to ink up that passport a little more and discover new settings for new novels. Her favorite destinations include Paris, Scotland, Istanbul, Mykonos, Capri, and her home state of Colorado. She’s a guitar-player when no one is watching, and a cake-decorator when everyone is eating.
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Only three more months before the conclusion of Lila and Liam’s story. You’ll learn more about those around her. Parthalan, Nix, Andrew, Brigh, Neve and Cas. Even Gallagher’s past will be revealed in this one as Lila struggles for answers to her Magi problem among other things.
Very soon, you’ll know how it all ends. I hope you love it as much as I do.
While you wait for June to roll around, here’s a little teaser for you this fine winter morning.
It’s time for another round of Meet the Author. Today I welcome Jennifer M. Eaton to the hot seat so she can introduce her newly released story, Jack and Jill, Volume I.
Let’s turn up the heat a little, shall we? ;) If you met a yummy man who had a time machine, where would you ask him to take you, and when?
Oh! So many scrumptious choices! Let’s see… He’s yummy right? Well, there’s nothing sexier than a guy in armor jousting, so lets go back to Medieval England. Yeah, a big flowing dress for me, and a knight in not-so-shiny armor. Sounds like a date to me!
I’m a medieval girl, too, when the men were mostly devilish brutes. *swoon* What’s your favorite paragraph from Jack and Jill? No spoilers now, just a nice, slow tease if you please.
This is the paragraph that immediately came to mind. It might lose a little without the lead in, but these are the woes of a secret office romance…
He leaned back down to my computer and moved the mouse. The cursor swept across my screen, pointing at nothing. “Do you realize how long it’s been since I kissed you?”
“Before Christmas, you’d never kissed me.”
He kept his eyes on my monitor and brushed his smooth cheek against mine. A sweet musky scent embraced my senses as the heat of his touch raged through me with the speed of a chariot. “What a waste of six years.” He stood and walked toward my cubicle doorway. “Thanks. I’ll go get those reports.” He winked and slipped into the hall, leaving me trembling in the wake of his Jack-ness.
Ooo, I’m all tingly. Nice scene setup. Do you have any odd rituals when you write, like stand on your head to get the blood flowing or turn around three times before you sit at your desk? Not that I do that, just saying.
Ha! I totally bet you do… I hope you keep those drapes drawn at all times. I have caught myself “turning into” a character and talking “to the right” then I turn into the other character and “talk to the left” It helps me to get a feel of the conversation if I’m part of it. :-)
I have no curtains ;) and I can honestly say I’ve never thought of acting out my scenes. *nods* That could be interesting. Where did your hero come from? Someone you know? Dreams of the *ahem* daytime persuasion? What makes him tick? Inquiring minds would like to know.
Tee Hee. Everyone needs a little daytime persuasion, right? I must admit, the guys in my stories are hunky from MY PERSPECTIVE, but I have very particular tastes, which don’t match what’s on the covers of Romance Novels. The funny thing is, I married a cute, plump guy who just lost 60 pounds or so, and is coming close to looking like one of these cover-guys. I’m not complaining.
Right on! Good for him. Mine recently lost a great deal too. What scared you most as a child? Has it changed as an adult?
As a child I was scared to death of things that went bump in the night. There was an old movie called “Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark” that kept me up and terrified for over a year. I recently got a copy of it for my husband, but I have not had the guts to watch it yet myself, even though the dark doesn’t bother me anymore.
I’ve never seen it, but now I have to. With all of the lights on and long before I have to go to bed, of course. :) Are there any other fantastic novels waiting to burst free from your imagination in the future?
Oh Yes! Always a ton on the Horizon. Jack and Jill Volume One is (you guessed it) volume one of a series. I’ll be telling their story through the first year concentrating on events that happen during holidays. Great fun. I also have a Paranormal Romance called Une Variante that I am currently shopping at publishers. I should have my first Young Adult novel, Fire in the Woods completed in the next few months. That’s my current baby. It’s a roller coaster chase through the woods while dodging explosions kind of novel. Tons of fun!
Wow, you’re a busy girl! Good luck with your submissions. Speaking of that nerve-wracking task, tell us about your road to publication. Was it short and sweet? Long and winding with many bumps?
I was lucky enough to pay my dues before actually getting to the point of being slapped by publishers. I did a deep dive into the beta world and learned everything I could from anyone willing to teach me. It took several years. I also shelved the first novel I wrote after a twenty year hiatus, and started fresh with my new wealth of information. Because of this, I think I was a little more honed than some. My first two submissions to publishers (for anthologies) were accepted. Jack and Jill Volume One is my third publication. I’m far from perfect, though. I’m still learning every day.
You’re far more patient than I am. :) Do you have any phobias, like run-screaming-at-the-mere-mention-of-it, fears?
This is going to sound weird, but I have a fear of places I’ve never been to before. I can go into a new store, or restaurant, but usually not alone. Lately I’ve had to force myself into situations like these for book-signing and the such, so I am getting better, but it still makes me uncomfortable.
That almost sounds like something akin to agoraphobia, but for places instead of people. I have a bit of that myself, so I sympathize. Thanks for letting us get to know you a little better!
Jennifer Eaton lives on the East Coast USA with her husband, three boys, and a pepped up poodle. She hosts an interactive website www.jennifermeaton.com aimed at making all writers the best they can be.
Her Contemporary Sweet Romance, Jack and Jill Volume One is currently available in both print and ebook. The Dystopian novelette “Last Winter Red” is available as part of the “Make Believe” Anthology. Jennifer M. Eaton’s Christmas Romance “Connect the Dots” is available as part of the “For the Love of Christmas” Anthology. Each title is available from Amazon.com and Barnesandnoble.com and Smashwords.
And now for the pretty!
Back of the Book
Jack and Jill Volume One: Jill stumbles back into the dating world after twelve years of motherhood. But things have changed a lot since the last time she dated. Jack and Jill stories follow the challenges of a woman holding on to traditional values in a world that has evolved without her. Now that she has found the man of her dreams, will Jill be able to hold on to him without compromising what she believes in?
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Is it Friday again, already? Hokey, where did the week go? It’s time, once again, for Meet the Author. We’re back with yet another kick-butt author to strip her down and see how she works. ;)
Please give a warm welcome to Chastity Bush, spicy romance author of her latest delicacy, The Stranger Next Door.
As a child I was afraid of everything. From spiders to strangers, you name it, I was afraid of it. Now that I’m grown, I’ve shaken most of my fears, but still to this day, if you come at me with a spider, you better expect to get ninja kicked!
That makes two of us. They are creeptacular, aren’t they? *shivers* While I haven’t read your book, it sounds awesome and has jumped up to the top of my TBR pile. Are there any other fantastic novels waiting to burst free from your imagination in the future?
Actually I’m working on several at the moment. The one I’m most excited about is titled Melody Massacre to the Rescue. It’s a paranormal romantic suspense about special agent Melody Massacre. She hunts and captures rogue ‘others’ and at the moment is on the trail of one who’s leaving the mutilated bodies of men at truck stops all across the states. She, along with fellow agent Bennett Mason must identify, find, and capture the killer, while fighting their growing desires for each other.
Oh, I love me some good PNR. Sounds like it would be right up my alley to curl up in bed with. ;) Speaking of bedtime, there are a lot of stereotypes cast in a romance novelist’s direction, like they must sleep in slinky lingerie when most I’ve met are dressed from head to toe in flannel jammies when they hit the sack. Are you a warm and comfy girl? Or an in-the-buff or silk and satin kind of girl?
Those stereotypes make me crazy at time. But on this… Now, don’t get me wrong, I love warm and soft and fuzzy, but I have to be comfortable while I sleep, so when I hit the sack, it’s in the buff all the way.
Right on! You and me both. I don’t get sleeping in clothes, getting all tangled in sleeves and bottoms that ride up. It’s just so wrong and confining. How about the waking hours? Are you a boy shorts, granny panties, thong, g-string or commando girl?
It all depends really, mostly commando, unless I’m being sexy for my hubby, then there’s no telling what I’ll put on. *Big grin*
Yes! Ha! A girl after my own heart, not that I swing that way, just sayin’. Love it! :) You, like most of us ink-wranglers I’m sure, put a lot of effort and heart into your characters. How much of you is in your heroine?
I always put a little bit of myself into my heroines. Most of it is sarcasm. I’ve been accused a time or two of being sarcastic, but I feel it really makes my heroines pop.
The more of an author in a character, the more believable, I think. I’m a little on the sarcastic side, too, so now I’m even more excited to read your work. Do you have any quirks? Odd little tidbits about you that few people know?
Possibly. I don’t like for my food to touch. It drives me crazy for my food to be all smushed together on the plate. I’ve always been like that and really have no idea why. I just can’t stand for my food to touch.
I get that. I’m that way with certain things, like bread shouldn’t touch wet veggies. Nothing cold should get hot and vice versa. Yuck. Enough to make Cat Woman puke up a hairball. Speaking of sexy superheros, if you could be one, what would your power be?
I always say that people should be themselves, unless they can be Spiderman, and if that’s the case, then they should always be Spiderman. I just think it’d be really cool as I’ve always been a fan of Spiderman, as are my daughters. Strange isn’t it? I hate spiders, but love Spiderman?
I couldn’t agree more. Be your own superhero, the penned avenger! *snort* Spiderman is pretty cool, though I’m afraid of heights, so I wouldn’t dig the whole swinging from a web thing. If he asked you out for dinner, what would you eat? Favorite food, as in need-to-get-a-room-to-be-alone-with-it, favorite.
Hands down, Ben & Jerry’s Chunky Monkey Ice Cream and their Raspberry Fudge Chunk frozen Greek yogurt. I can’t get enough of either one. Just talking about it makes me want to rush to the store, climb into the cooler, and have at it!
Thank you so much for having me here today. I appreciate the support!
Mmm, ice cream. I’ve never had Ben & Jerry’s and now … excuse me while I run to the store! While I’m on an ice cream run, why not check out The Stranger Next Door:
The last thing Officer Tess McCoy expects is to meet her sexy new neighbor wearing nothing but her birthday suit, but since her partner’s death six weeks before, nothing seems to go the way she plans.
Despite his incredible good looks, Tess needs to keep her distance from the sexy stranger. The last thing she needs is another complication in her life, and the man living across the street looks like he could be a very big, very sexy complication.
But her life takes a startling turn when Jack rescues her from would-be kidnappers in the dead of night. Now, she needs Jack’s help to stay safe and find out who wants her, and why.
Sparks fly high as things between them heat up, and Tess can only wonder if she’ll escape the ones attempting to kill her, only to fall victim to Jack’s killer charm.
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