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Home Signal ~ Sarah Cass

HomeSignal_LGHome Signal (The Dominion Falls Series Book 5)

 

Blurb:

Jane and Cole must walk through fire to save their home and business. Will it be enough when one of their own turns against them?

 

The Hangman’s Inn is in jeopardy. Pregnant whores and a dead dealer are only the lead-in to fiery destruction. Jane and Cole soon realize that someone is targeting their business.

 

The newlyweds must negotiate a surprise visit from their investor in order to keep from losing everything. With the pregnancy taking a turn for the worse, and the underage whore they take on as a ward, life doesn’t show any signs of letting them rest.

 

Cole and Jane must find the culprit to put a stop to their downfall before it’s too late.

 

The darkest hour comes just before dawn, and what should be a rescue turns into an hour of great sacrifice. Jane is left with a choice—succumb to the darkness like her predecessor, Clara—or stand tall and fight.

 

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BIO:

 

Sarah Cass’s world is regularly turned upside down by her three special-needs kids and loving mate, so she breaks genre barriers, dabbling in horror, straight fiction, and urban fantasy. An ADD tendency leaves her with a variety of interests that include singing, dancing, crafting, cooking, and being a photographer. She fights through the struggles of the day, knowing the battles are her crucible and though she may emerge scarred, she’s also stronger. While busy creating worlds and characters as real to her as her own family, she leads an active online life with her blog, Redefining Perfect, which gives a real and sometimes raw glimpses into her life and art.

 

 

 

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From Me to You Friday ~ Beverly

I’ve been a bit silent lately! Working behind the scenes so to speak. December is a busy busy month for me. For everyone, but my day job is a Postmaster and December is a non stop work fest to get packages and cards out across the country and to the world!

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Since then I’ve been working frantically on a military story for an anthology. I don’t know whether it will be accepted or not, but I want to try. I have until Feb 15 to submit and it will be close!

I will be hunting for beta readers so it you are interested in beta reading for me for this or any of my books, drop me a line! ovalleba@gmail.com

I’ve also been working on polishing up my novel Stealing Hope, A Dragon’s Fated Heart. It is the first in a series contracted by Ardent Publishing.

I’ve been working on the synopsis and blurb, tag lines and soundbites. Pretty intense stuff!

Here is the blurb I think I’ve settled on. Until it’s on the back of the book it is subject to change!

Volcanoes shake the land, stirring awake the dragons that live deep within its depths. Rising, awakened to a changed world, Ari heads out to explore. Mankind has been decimated. The earth once again green and growing. An instinct inside him is growing, one that can only be bringing him to the one person fate has created just for him – his dragon’s mate.

Attacked by wild dogs and minutes away from being a cougar’s meal while out hunting, Hope is suddenly snatched into the sky by a creature that can’t be real. Dragons are only real in myths and legends. Stealing Hope away, Ari doesn’t realize that she feels in greater danger from him. His only thought is to rescue his mate. 

Hope injures the creature to escape. Her choice to be eaten or fall to her death in the waters below. Now shapeshifted to a man, Ari rescues her. Hope begs him to take her to her family not knowing he was the creature that stole her. 

Each touch between Ari and Hope sends a sensual tension wrapping around them both. Passion explodes, igniting fires hotter than dragon flame. Ari’s passion spirals Hope into the mating ritual. The sensual and erotic sensations wind through Hope, making her crave more as her soul reaches for satisfaction. 

Hope doesn’t know that the ritual will change her into a dragon, changing her life for all time and binding her forever with the man whose touch sets her aflame in this erotic paranormal romance.

A tagline is usually found on the front of the book. Here is the one I’ve come up with:

Technology is but a distant memory, a legend. Another legend awakens on an erotic hunt, hungry for the human fated to complete this dragon’s soul.

Can you tell it is an erotic tale involving dragon shifters?

I already have the second book written and it is out with a couple of people but it needs work. I hope to submit Finding Faith by the end of July.  I’m planning to write the third book in November. A Dragon’s Fated Heart series has been my NaNoWriMo project for the last two years. It works for me, so I might as well keep it up!

 

 

Release Day! Dark Seduction ~ Alexa Marxx

 

Title: Dark Seduction
Author Name: Alexa Marxx
  Publication Date: January 30, 2015
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The angel of death, or the reaper, whatever you may call him… He may be all there is that stands between you and an early grave. Would you give yourself to Death in order to save your soul? Maya must ask herself this very question. Will she make it out of deaths hands alive or fall prey to his dark seduction?
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Author Bio: Alexa Marxx is a fun loving author from the East Coast. She loves all things HOT, like the beach, the men, and the summer; including the little umbrellas they put in her drinks. Everyone has that dirty little secret passion and for Alexa writing erotica is it.
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R.O.S.E. Riders of Sins Eternal ~ Ava Morgan-Brown

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Author: Ava Morgan-Brown
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When Garrick Donovan prayed for one more chance to accomplish something in his life, he did not get what he expected. Now doomed to the Eternal Riders, an elite group of immortals destined to ride this Earth collecting souls for the Prince of Darkness, as payment for their sins. For two hundred years he has learned to keep quiet, do as he is told and abide by the only rule he has set for himself. Never love.

Alexandra Scott was in the wrong place, at the right time. Striving to become a reporter in the fast paced word of journalism, she can’t believe it when she becomes the ‘breaking’ news after a night with her best friend.

Garrick knew that he should have minded his own business instead of stopping to help. And as soon as he rescued Alexandra, he felt why. Once bound by a secret that could destroy both of them and their budding love, can Alexandra find it in her heart to stay or will Garrick once again find himself on his own?

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Chasing Ravens ~ Jessica E. Paige

Chasing Ravens
By- Jessica E. Paige
Genre- YA Fairy Tale/Folklore
 
Orphaned at a young age, 15-year old Anouk’s punishment for being too outspoken is an arranged marriage worse than any she could imagine. Fleeing on horseback, yet without a sense of where to turn, she stumbles upon an idyllic village where she finds safe haven. Could this be home?
 
Ultimately, it will lead her to confront the very face of death, yet amidst the danger and darkness, she meets a handsome woodsman and finds a glowing blue flower with power beyond her wildest dreams.
 
Inspired by Russian fairy tales and steeped in ancient folklore, Paige’s novel is ripe with fantasy, love, and courage.

 

   

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Texas Hill Country series ~ Emily Mims

 

After the Heartbreak (1)After the Heartbreak

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Together Cathy and Beto have faced horror and heartbreak.  Will they together find their way back to happiness?

Synopsis

What was to be the first night of the rest of their lives together instead became an evening of heartbreak and horror.  Now dealing with the aftermath, Cathy Armbruster and Beto Flores struggle to put their lives and their relationship back together.  Was their future destroyed on that fateful night, or will Cathy and Beto find a way to get past the heartbreak and claim the happily ever after with one another that they both want so desperately?

 

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Welcome HomeWelcome Home

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Tommy Joe is home from war, but he’s now in a wheelchair-and always will be.  Can he still be the man a woman like Christi deserves?

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Crippled by a sniper’s bullet, paraplegic Tommy Joe Reece doesn’t see how he can run a ranch from a wheelchair-or be a husband to Christi, the girl he’s always loved.  Will Tommy and Christi let their doubts and fears about the future destroy their love, or will they have the courage to reach out to one another and find a way to make it all work?

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Daughter of ValorDaughter of Valor

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When wounded war hero Holly Riley comes home to the Texas Hill Country to build a new life for herself, she has no idea that life will include sexy Congressional candidate Jimmy Adamcik!

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Wounded war hero Holly Riley has come to the lakeshore community of Heaven’s Point to recover from her injuries and build a new life for herself with her band of fellow wounded warriors.  Temporarily employed as a nanny be charismatic Congressional candidate and neighbor Jimmy Adamcik, Holly and Jimmy quickly began to care for one another in spite of Holly’s distrust of politics.  But Jimmy finds himself sucked deeper and deeper into the seamy side of the political process, and an old enemy from Jimmy’s past targets Holly’s soldiers one by one.  Will Jimmy and Holly’s love survive the double onslaught-or will they be the final target of their unknown enemy’s rage?

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   The Challenge of Writing a Series

Writing a series of stories is a new challenge for me.  In my years with Candlelight, a sequel was rare and a series absolutely unheard-of.  My Candlelight editors bought two sequels from me, but were not especially interested in more, so the rest of my books with them were all completely stand-alone.  Starting in the nineties, leading writers such as Linda Lael Miller and Nora Roberts began to write books in series-three or four books featuring a particular family or set of siblings or even a ranch or a seacoast town, with heroes and heroines who appear as supporting characters in the other books of the series.  The writing of a series of books has taken off to the point that today many if not most books are part of one, and the true stand-alone book is rare.  This makes it convenient for both the reader and the writer-the reader can revisit people and places they’ve fallen in love with, and the writer does not have to re-create a setting or characters from scratch with every new book.  But the writing of a series also presents a set of challenges, challenges that I have learned to overcome in the writing of the books and short stories of the Texas Hill Country series.

I had no idea I was writing the first book of a series when I created ‘Solomon’s Choice’-it was my first stab at writing in almost thirty years and I just wanted to get it written.  But it wasn’t long before I was thinking in terms of another story and looking at the secondary characters I had created for ‘Solomon’s Choice’.  Cute deputy Rory Keller and big-mouthed waitress Lisa-they had possibilities and became the short story ‘A Gift of Trust’.  But the three that intrigued me the most were widowed Jimmy Adamcik, single mom Angie Baxter, and soldier Holly Riley, who sustains devastating injuries during the course of the story.  Pairing Angie with Jimmy didn’t work, but I looked at Jimmy and Holly as I had already created them and their story began to evolve into ‘Daughter of Valor’.  But it was the multi-faceted cast of characters I invented for Daughter of Valor that really set my imagination on fire-playboy Russ Riley, politician Alex Navarro, campaign manager Misty Martinez, the members of Holly’s brave band of wounded warriors-and suddenly their stories were screaming to be told also.

But there were challenges.  Once a character is created, that character has to be portrayed consistently throughout the series, or the series lacks believability.  In other words, if a character is short, fat, smart-mouthed, or not too nice as a supporting character, a reader is not going to believe that character has suddenly grown six inches, lost forty pounds, and been to charm school when they become one of the leads.  The character Russ Riley is a case in point.  As he is portrayed in ‘A Gift of Trust’ and ‘Daughter of Valor’, he is a short, smart-mouthed, devastatingly attractive man with the morals of a tom cat.  So when he became the hero of the third full-length book in the series, he had to stay in character, as counter as it was to the tall, true-blue traditional hero most readers expect.  Another case in point is hero Jason Donahue.  As a supporting character, the man has suffered devastating burns that have severely disfigured him.  Do those burns and the hideous scarring go away just because he’s now the hero?  No, they do not-they are part of the character and have to stay.

Another challenge to the writer of the series is portraying former heroes and heroines in later books once their story is over.  How much of their new lives do you include in the subsequent books?  Yes, the readers want to know how they are doing.  But at the same time, it’s not their story anymore.  My first hero and heroine, Jack and Caroline, do appear throughout the rest of the Texas Hill Country series, but I tried to be very careful to remember that, while they are important supporting characters, particularly in ‘Daughter of Valor’, at this point it’s another couple’s story.  And it is important that the former leads actually be part of the story and not be included just included because their story was part of the series.

So when is it time to end a series?  The answer to that is ‘when the stories are over’.  Most writers end a series at three or four.  Some write many more.  The Texas Hill Country series is currently scheduled for four full-length books and four shorter stories.  At that point, I think it will be time to move on.

SLAM ~ Holly S. Roberts

Title: Slam
Series: The Completion Series #4
Author: Holly S. Roberts
Genre: Adult, Erotic/Sport Romance
Release Date: January 27, 2015
Olivia Stradmore, daughter to Senator Jonathan Stradmore, has one goal in life—win her fifth grand slam tennis title in as many years.
Olivia doesn’t have time for a stalker who disapproves of her less than modest life choices. She enjoys the occasional tennis pro in bed, short skirts, and the chance to free her wild side.
Her dreams take a turn when her stalker, known only as Ty, runs over her with a van and puts her in the hospital. Ty will stop at nothing to possess what he covets.
Enter bodyguard Brack Jacobs—hair too long, attitude too uptight, and body too damn hot.
Brack has a job to do and sleeping with a target is not in the target’s best interest. Doesn’t matter that Olivia is sexy as hell and bent on adding a notch to her bedpost with Brack’s name on it.
Life is not as straightforward as it seems and deadly consequences await them both.
Can Olivia change Brack’s mind and turn a spark of desire into a raging inferno? Will Brack survive the flames or would slam, bam, thank you ma’am be his safest bet?
– A Completion Sports Book. Expect erotic sex, an alpha male, and more balls than a girl knows what to do with.

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I squealed as Brack flipped us over dislodging my hands. He was hard again. Or maybe his erection never left. I sat back on his thighs and admired his cock. Placing my fingers around the head, I squeezed gently.

“Harder,” he said with lust in his voice.

“Mmm, I want to suck.”

“What’s stopping you?” he asked gruffly.

I gripped harder like he asked. “I want you shooting off in my pussy this time.”

He closed his eyes for a moment. “Suck me first and that can be arranged.”

I didn’t care that I was a sticky mess. I wiggled off him until my knees hit the floor. He moved down a bit so I could comfortably reach him with my mouth. He propped himself on his arms and watched. I stuck my tongue out and licked just the tip. I didn’t always like the taste of men but Brack was yummy. When I’d sucked his cum from my fingers, I’d wanted to go back for seconds. I flicked my tongue against him watching his reaction. It wasn’t much. I knew he liked it hard. I wrapped my lips around the head and sucked a little as I circled his balls with one hand and his cock with the other.

Saliva pooled in my mouth as I took him deeper. At the same time, I put additional pressure around his cock. My lips met my fingers and I sucked while bobbing my head. His groan had me tightening my fingers even harder.

“I want to grab your hair but I’m afraid I’ll hurt your head,” he moaned out on a ragged breath.

His cock slipped from my mouth as I looked up. He stared at the stream of saliva between his dick and my lips. I smiled. “I’m fine, do what feels good.”

His eyes met mine as he placed his fingers in my hair and pushed my mouth to his cock again. I opened wide and took him deeper.

“Fuck me you’re good at this.”

I didn’t take it the wrong way—I was good at this. The second lover in my life, an Australian tennis pro, spent a lot of time teaching me fellatio. He wasn’t into returning the favor frequently and I finally kicked him to the sideline. He came out of the closet a year ago and it all made sense. But who better to teach about blowjobs than a gay man? I didn’t feel comfortable enough to practice my skills with most of the men I slept with. Brack was different. I wanted his cock. And like most things in my life, I took what I wanted.

Holly S. Roberts is the USA Today Best-Selling Author of “Play” the first book in the completion series. She lives high in the Arizona Mountains with the love of her life and her anxiety ridden Rottweiler, Dizzy. To write, she needs caffeine on her desk and music playing in the background. Hard rock and mellow instrumentals fill her office in equal accord. Oh and she loves to read, and read, and read.
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