Tuesday, June 25, 2013

New Release ~ Hunting for Love!!

Hunting for Love
by Virginia Nelson
Romance On The Go Series
Editor's Pick

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Heather McNamara talks to dead people and tries to bring healing to both the living and the recently deceased.  After asking a dating service for someone who accepts her, and her gift, she signs up for a blind date unlike any other.   Even if the matchmaking ends up being a dud, her date is set in a plantation crawling with spirits of the past and includes ghost hunting.

Gavin Wright wants to prove ghosts are real.  Losing his twin at a young age, he almost believes that if he can prove there is life after death, he can find meaning in why he survived and his brother didn’t.     At the chance to get locked in a haunted plantation, he’s thrilled…until he meets his date.

Heather and Gavin fell in love and it fell apart a long time ago. Too afraid of the risks, they let a misunderstanding drive them apart.  A couple torn apart years before either Heather or Gavin were born decides to step in and leaves these ghost hunters Hunting for Love.

Be Warned: BDSM, sex toys, flogger


Monday, June 24, 2013

COVER ART REVEAL!! ~ Brandy Walker

Cover art reveal! I am so excited to share this coming soon cover art from an author I think you're all going to love...so, without further ado, Caught in the Moment!

Caught in the Moment
Brandy Walker
Coming Soon


Laurel is over her embarrassing high school crush on Quinton Ferris and even used the heartbreaking experience to get out from behind the lens of her camera. Ten years after graduation she is enjoying her dream job as a freelance photographer when her path crosses Quin again, only this time he’s the one hoping to catch more than a glimpse of her. He’s hoping she’ll forgive what a jerk he was and fall for the guy he is.

CAUGHT IN THE MOMENT is a Novelette - 16,400 words

~Find out more online~

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Cover Art Reveal ~ Rumpling Riley!

Megan Slayer and I decided to start a series of sexy little stories set in our home state, Ohio. The idea that grew from that original chat was Zero, Ohio...where the temps might be freezing, but the romance was sizzling hot.

Our first stories in this world are getting close to being ready to share with the world and the wonderful folks over at Decadent Publishing gave this series a home. So, without further ado, here is the cover for my coming soon mm erotic romance.

Rumpling Riley--A Zero Ohio Story
Riley Gold liked things neat.  From his close cropped hair to his carefully matched living room set, he appreciated organization.  Sure, he wanted to find love but he stuck to the kitchen, loving his life as a chef, where he can carefully measure, time, and control the situation.

Basil Culver grew up alone.  An orphan, he got bounced from home to home and learned at a very young age to keep people at a distance.  Attachment meant eventual agony—when the person unfailingly abandoned him.  Better to live every moment, allow for the chaos of the universe, and keep rolling. 

When these opposites clash, sparks fly. Can Basil manage to rumple Riley's carefully tucked sheets?

Look for these books coming soon from Decadent Publishing!

Friday, June 21, 2013

More Marines from Heather Long!!

Marine Ever After
Always a Marine, Book 14
by Heather Long


Marine Paul Torres is used to the casual thing, women who enjoy the pleasure of the moment and whom he can bed with a wink and a smile.  Lately though, he’s turned on by the allure of finding the right partner for him with so many of his friends settling down.  Attending a wedding in Texas for one of his oldest friends, he meets Lillianna Hansen.
Paul and Lillianna get off on the wrong foot, enjoying a wildly passionate encounter after the wedding. He wakes to find her gone, but still tries to track down her number. Paul wants more than a one-night stand, but his limited leave is up and must return to active duty.
He might be ready to take their relationship to another level, but all Lillianna thought she wanted was a good time. But Paul’s attention—even from thousands miles away—is hard to resist and while she tells herself repeatedly she doesn’t want a relationship with a Marine, she can’t deny the consequences of their passionate night.
And when she finally does reach out, it’s to confess she’s pregnant, and she has to figure out if she’s ready to let the father of her child be her Marine ever after…

I loved this book and if you want to read a bit more about it, check out the author's website here.

Feel free to share this meme created just for this special book!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Dom of the Dead is getting awesome reviews!

Thanks so much for everyone who is taking the time to read my stories. I love nothing more than hearing your thoughts on them because, well, really, I just love talking books.

A HUGE thanks goes out to those who have not only taken the time out of their busy lives to sit down with one of my stories, but who go above and beyond and leave a review. I value all of them, even the less than glowing ones, as they help me grow as a writer...

But I wanted to take a second and share some of the awesome things a few of you have said recently.

*sloppy kisses to the reviewers*

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Cover Art Reveal!! Hunting For Love

So happy to share the art for my June 25th release with Evernight Publishing in their Romance On The Go series...Hunting for Love!!

Heather McNamara talks to dead people and tries to bring healing to both the living and the recently deceased.  Asking a dating service for someone who accepts her, and her gift, she signs up for a blind date unlike any other.   Even if the matchmaking ends up being a dud, her date is set in a plantation crawling with spirits of the past and includes ghost hunting.

Gavin Wright wants to prove ghosts are real.  Losing his twin at a young age, he almost believes that if he can prove there is life after death, he can find meaning in why he survived and his brother didn’t.     At the chance to get locked in a haunted plantation, he’s thrilled…until he meets his date.

Heather and Gavin fell in love and it fell apart a long time ago. Too afraid of the risks, they let a misunderstanding drive them apart.  A couple torn apart years before either Heather or Gavin were born decides to step in and leaves these ghost hunters Hunting for Love.

Watch for it coming on the 25th from Evernight!!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

6/18 Blurb Blitz – Attack of the Car(r)i(e)s!

From Carrie Ann: Thank you for stopping by to watch Cari Quinn and I go crazy. Well, maybe not crazy, but a little quirky never hurt anyone. When we realized we both had a release on the same day, it was only natural that we showed you guys what it meant to be a Car(r)i(e). I do hope you get a chance to check out our newest editions!

From Cari: Thanks so much for hosting me and the fabulous Carrie Ann Ryan. I love that girl and I’m so excited to read her Redwood Pack series! If only I could read as fast as she writes! J

Shattered Emotions Blurb:

Maddox Jamenson is the Omega of the Redwood Pack, the one burdened by emotions stronger than his own. He's spent his entire life shrouded in the secrets of his "gift" and the price he has to pay to keep it, yet the cost just escalated. He's known a mate could be in the cards for him, but he can't have what he wants. Not when the battles he has yet to fight could destroy her.

Ellie Reyes was the Central's princess, the daughter of the most hated Alpha of all time, yet not prized. No, she's spent her life as the toy of her brother's sadistic torture and has endured a pain that no one else should have to even contemplate. Though when she's rescued, the one person who could help her, her mate, turns his back on her for reasons unknown to her. As each day passes, the strength that everyone sees in her dwindles to a point that there may be no coming back from.

When the Centrals find a new way to attack, leaving Ellie's only protection a mate that she doesn’t think wants her, they’ll both have to overcome their fears and fight for something stronger than their pain.  The war isn't over and new players are coming that will decide the outcome. Maddox and Ellie's connection will be tested even as their fragile bond is only newly forming.

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Author Bio

Carrie Ann Ryan is a bestselling paranormal and contemporary romance author. After spending too much time behind a lab bench, she decided to dive into the romance world and find her werewolf mate – even if it’s just in her books. Happy endings are always near – even if you have to get over the challenges of falling in love first.

Carrie Ann’s Redwood Pack series is a bestselling series that has made the shifter world even more real to her and has allowed the Dante’s Circle and Holiday, Montana series to be born. She’s also an avid reader and lover of romance and fiction novels. She loves meeting new authors and new worlds. Any recommendations you have are appreciated. Carrie Ann lives in New England with her husband and two kittens. http://carrieannryan.com/


Ellie Reyes gripped Maddox’s hand as tight as she could. Yes, it was the first time he’d voluntary touched her since he’d picked her up out of the back of the Jeep when they’d first met, but, honestly, that wasn’t important now.
She’d think about the calloused hands of a hard worker—one who helped his Pack and brothers, not necessarily in his job—and how they would feel against her skin. She’d think about what it all meant later.
Maybe later she could even relish his touch and imagine the scents of wolf and forest washing over her.
Right now, all she wanted to do was hide in a corner so the others would stop staring at her. Or, she could raise her chin at them all and show them they couldn’t hurt her. Her wolf whimpered at the thought, not knowing if that were possible. She didn’t know if she was broken or strong anymore.
She’d been hurt far more than they could ever imagine. They had no idea what she could endure. Oh, they’d all guessed and given her their pitying looks, but they didn’t know.
They couldn’t know.

Dirty Distractions Blurb:
She wants a fling, and he wants forever…
Zoologist Sara Carmichael’s active social life is the envy of all her friends, but she has a secret. She’s bored senseless. If she has to go to one more bird sanctuary fundraiser with some guy who thinks his little sports car makes him “hip”, she'll scream.
Enter Brad O’Halloran, her best friend Kim’s much younger brother. A guy who’s picking up the pieces after a quickie marriage and even quicker divorce. A guy so hot he makes her body scream with frustration.
Until Sara’s apartment is renovated, they’re all living at Kim’s place. Despite her determination not to salivate at glimpses of Brad’s finer-than-fine body in nothing but a low-slung towel, flirtation escalates to the brink of something more.
Now one of them has to back down…or ante up for some good, dirty fun with the unspoken understanding that when the time comes, they’ll make a clean break. Neither anticipated they’d make the most complicated connection of all—love.
Warning: This book contains a hero who knows how to make engines— and women—purr, seduction while on cold meds, and a heroine who might be a little older but still enjoys learning a few naughty new tricks.

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Author Bio:

USA Today bestselling author Cari Quinn saves the world one Photoshop file at a time in her job as a graphic designer. At night, she writes sexy romance, drinks a lot of coffee, and plays her music way too loud. When she’s not scribbling furiously, she’s watching men’s college basketball, reading excellent books, and causing trouble. Sometimes simultaneously.

Smexy Excerpt:

Lips curving, Sara reached for her body wash and squirted a huge dollop into her palm. She set aside the bottle and rubbed the soap over her torso, her smile turning impish.
“Uh-oh. That smile scares me.”
She laughed and trailed bubbles over Brad’s chest, leaning forward to nip the corded muscles in his shoulders. He tensed, his pecs flexing under her meandering fingers.
“I want to watch you touch yourself.” She looked up at him under her lashes. “That’s not scary, is it?”
“No.” His throat rippled as he swallowed. “And I do aim to please.”
He didn’t hesitate to load up his hands with the body wash she even now worked into his ropey upper arms. This was a man for whom life itself was a workout. She would bet he didn’t even have a gym membership. He just worked and played hard.
And she had a feeling he had sex the same way. God, she couldn’t wait to find out.
They soaped each other for a couple minutes, the only sounds the rushing water and their increasingly heavy breathing. Without a word, he reached down and gripped his cock. When he began to move up and down in short strokes, her breath caught. So hot. She’d seen men do that in adult movies but never in reality. Never right in front of her.
His arm muscles flexed as the first fat drop of precome seeped down his shaft before being washed away. He sped up, working himself hard. Noting his firm hold, she bit her lip. Maybe she’d been too careful when touching prior lovers. Not that she’d gotten any complaints, but the harsh pumps of his hand gave her pause. They also provoked a low moan.
The sexiest part of this? His low-lidded, burning blue eyes were focused on her. Right now she was the fuel for his fantasies. Knowing that brought a fresh rush of moisture between her thighs.
Riveted, she cupped her own breasts, hardly aware of what she was doing. But then she sneezed again, and he choked out a laugh. “I’m going to get an erection every time I hear you sneeze from now on. You know that, right?”
Instead of responding in kind, she stared at his hand, now moving slower than before, and unwittingly pinched her nipples. The pinch twanged in her lower belly, swift and sharp.
“Damn, baby, that’s beautiful.” Reverence filled his tone.
She splashed a little water on them to wash off the last of the body wash. After she turned off the tap, she stepped closer and gazed deep into his eyes. What she saw there made her heart flutter and her core clench. “Tell me what you imagine when you’re doing this alone.”
“I usually pretend you’re riding me. Your hair loose, your breasts bouncing. I knew they’d be like this.” He molded her flesh, his tanned fingertips against her pale skin an incredible turn-on. “Not too big. Not too small. And your nipples…they’re the same cinnamon brown I always pictured. Almost as pretty as those light brown eyes of yours.”
That his attention returned to her face as he spoke inflamed every dormant nerve inside her body. He captured her lips, tormenting her with light, teasing kisses that made her want to grab his arms and drag him against her. But she reached for his cock instead, desperate to learn how he would feel in her hand.
In her mouth. Inside her. Everywhere.
She shuddered, and he palmed her cheek. “Let’s go in the bedroom.” Each subtle throb of his thick, velvety flesh told her how much his own monologue had affected him. “It’s too cold in here, and you’re all wet.”
“That won’t improve if we go in the bedroom.”
His rich, appreciative laughter wound around her while he nudged her out of the shower and bundled her into one of her thick, Egyptian cotton towels. He folded another around her hair and led her into her room, then tugged her onto the bed. When he started to pull her on top of him, she put up a fight, enjoying the fierce flare of arousal on his face as he finally pinned her beneath him.
“Like it rough, hmm?”
“Maybe.” She blew an escaped strand of damp hair out of her eyes. “But it was more that. I had an ulterior motive. I wanted you just like this.”
He arched a brow. “That so?”

“Oh yeah.” Watching his face, Sara stroked the delicious erection flush against her belly. Then she licked her palm and slickened his length, repeating the move until his cock glistened. “Because you’re not finished.”

I'll be giving away a $25 Amazon or BN gift card on my blog so check out http://carrieannryan.com/blog to see all the other links of where to enter. Thank you!! ~ Carrie Ann Ryan

Monday, June 10, 2013

Secret Release Party!

Dom of the Dead released a wee bit early...(Shh, it'll be our little secret, okay?) and you can grab your copy before it's available tomorrow here.

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Dom of the Dead asks that eternal question...is there love after death?

She couldn't imagine living without him.

After Carson Black’s longtime crush and best friend, Randall Stokes, dies in a motorcycle accident, she openly weeps at his funeral. In the ensuing days and weeks of inconsolable grief, she hears his voice, smells his scent, feels his desires. She must be going mad.

He was afraid to demand what he needed.

Dominant Randall Stokes loves Carson but never expressed it while alive, never daring to dream the sweet girl next door could be the submissive he needed to find satisfaction. But after his death, a much clearer perspective of her needs, wants, and desires emerges.

A ghost of a chance…

Is it too late to have what they've both longed for?

To celebrate, I thought we'd have a contest. I'm willing to name a character in my new work in progress after you (or use the name of your choice.) How to win? 

Step One: Leave a review on Goodreads, B&N, Amazon or Amazon UK and leave the link in the comments section below.

Step Two: Cross your fingers!!

You have until tomorrow (the actual release day) to take part in the secret release party...Best of luck to all and I hope you enjoy my ghost story!

Happy Writing!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

The Elusive Wife Review!

The Elusive Wife
Callie Hutton
Entangled Publishing

Jason Cavendish, the Earl of Coventry, is trying to discreetly locate his unwanted and abandoned bride among London society to request an annulment. However, he doesn’t remember what she looks like because he was blind drunk at his arranged wedding and hasn’t seen her since.

The fascinating Lady Olivia has captured the Earl’s attention. Newly arrived from the country to stay with her school friend for the Season, she is appalled to discover that her husband, Lord Coventry, doesn't even recognize her. She's not about to tell the arrogant arse that she is his wife. Instead, she flirts with him by night and has her modiste send her mounting bills to him by day.

Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned… Too bad this woman finds her husband nearly irresistible.

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My Review:

I've long been a fan of historical romances featuring a rake and a woman spunky enough to give even a jaded man a run for his money. Hutton delivers all that this trope is known and loved for with a dash of flair. 

Jason lived a life dictated by a father who didn't care about what he wanted or needed. When a dictate from the grave commands he marry, Jason understandably wishes to rebel his father's last effort to control him. Getting sloshed, he only has vague memories of his wedding and a blurry memory of the enchanting eyes of his bride.

Lady Olivia fascinates Jason from the moment he meets her. Unfortunately for him, she knows exactly who he is and has no desire to engage in a flirtation with a rake...who abandoned her on their wedding day and didn't even bother to be sober for the event. 

Watching him chase the very woman he's trying to evade set up for an entertaining story and Hutton delivered on the sexual tension, humor, and engaging characters which made this book a true pleasure to read. I highly recommend this book as I loved everything about it. Great read!!

For more about this author, find her online.

Off to a conference...

This has been an awesome year for me so far and I'm super happy to announce I will be attending Lori Foster's Reader & Author Get Together in Cincinnati, Ohio, this coming weekend!!

If you're in the area, there are two book signings open to the public. I hope to meet many of you there :)

For more information, check out Lori's website (Click here to go to her site!) and I'll see you all Monday with pictures and details!