Saturday, December 17, 2016

New Release: Escaping the Ashes by Olivia Hardin


Escaping the Ashes (Hotel Paranormal)

is available now.




The Phoenix: I live to serve the gods. A servant, a protector, an assassin. I've given my life and my death to that duty, an on-going cycle that I can't escape. But then I never before had a reason to... The Angel: I once existed to serve my God. Until I fell into the arms of true love. When I found myself alone, I needed a new master, a new purpose for my life. I've excelled as an Enforcer, and my duty to the job has always been enough. That was, until she crossed my path...

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olivia hardin pic b&w.jpg When Olivia Hardin began having strange movie-like dreams in her teens, she had no choice but to begin putting them to paper. Before long the writing bug had her and she knew she wanted to be a published author. Several rejections plus a little bit of life later, and she was temporarily “cured” of the urge to write. That is until she met a group of talented and fabulous writers who gave her the direction and encouragement she needed to get lost in the words again. Olivia’s attended three different universities over the years and toyed with majors in Computer Technology, English, History and Geology. Then one day she heard the term road scholar and she knew that was what she wanted to be. Now she “studies” anything and everything just for the joy of learning. She's also an insatiable crafter who only completes about 1 out of 5 projects, a jogger who hates to run, and she’s sometimes accused of being artistic. A native Texas girl, Olivia lives in the beautiful Lone Star state with her husband, Danny and their puppy, Bonnie.

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Friday, December 16, 2016

Cover Reveal: The Rule Maker by Jennifer Blackwood

Cover Design : L.J. Anderson / Mayhem Designs
Model: Kamil Nizinski
Release Date: January 16, 2017
Ten Steps to Surviving a New Job:  
 1. Don’t sleep with the client. It’ll get you fired. (Sounds easy enough.)  
 2. Don’t blink when new client turns out to be former one-night stand.  
 3. Don’t call same client a jerk for never texting you back.  
 4. Don’t believe client when he says he really, really wanted to call.  
 5. Remember, the client is always right—so you can’t junk punch him when he demands new design after new design.  
 6. Ignore accelerated heartbeat every time sexy client walks into room.  
 7. Definitely ignore client’s large hands. They just mean he wears big gloves.  
 8. Don’t let client’s charm wear you down. Be strong.  
 9. Whatever you do, don’t fall for the client. You’ll lose more than your job—maybe even your heart.  10. If all else fails, see rule number one again.
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About the Author
Jennifer Blackwood is an English teacher and contemporary romance author. She lives in Oregon with her husband, son, and poorly behaved black lab puppy. When she isn't writing or teaching, she's binging on Veronica Mars episodes and white cheddar popcorn.
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Cover Reveal: Possession by A.M. Johnson

Cover Design: Mary Ruth - The Reading Ruth
Photographer: Raymond Moose
Cover Model: Dylan Horsch
Release Date: February 16, 2017
Paige Simon was the only girl Declan ever loved. The only one capable of silencing his voices, the only person to ever have faith in who he was, until the day her faith turned to doubt and destroyed everything they’d made together.   Declan O ’Connell was the only person Paige could be herself with. The only one she could rely on, until the day she was forced to make a choice that would condemn them both.   They’ve had years apart, and second chances don’t belong to the damned. But when you come face to face with your savior, it’s almost impossible to walk away. In order to move beyond the sins of their past, and forever silence the demons in his head, they’ll have to risk it all.   But with love, there are real reasons to be afraid and, sometimes… your salvation is your damnation.  
One of Five ARCs of Possession by A.M. Johnson
About the Author
Amanda Marie Johnson was born and raised in Valrico, Florida. She’s now surrounded by mountains with her husband and three children in Ogden, Utah. She attended Weber State University and graduated with her A.S.N. She is a full-time registered nurse. Reading and writing have always been something she is passionate about. She loves to write about the human experience, love and happily ever afters.  
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Cover Reveal: Worthless by Lynne Silver

Cover Design: MadHat Books
Release Date: January 11, 2017
In the sexy heat of Miami's party scene, they discover a new, forbidden addiction—each other.   Bienvenidos a Miami! Welcome to the hottest party scene in the U.S. Where beneath all the glitter, hard bodies and sexy drinks, the lives of the hard-partying residents of the 305 are not as they seem.   Daniel Ross is getting his life in Miami back on track. Common lore says once an addict, always an addict, but Danny's out to prove lore is a moron. After a tough, celibate year of getting sober, a rental room in the home of his sister’s best friend, Amy, is only a stop on his journey to better things. But the best thing in Danny's life may be right in front of him--the sweet, curvaceous Amy. When they tumble into bed, he discovers a new addiction to her smokin' lips and body.   When Amy Stern agrees to let Danny move in, it’s out of compassion. Her new tenant isn’t supposed to fill her thoughts, and star in her sexy dreams. He's definitely not meant to interfere with her budding relationship with a steady, sweet lawyer. If Amy were smart, she’d design clothes for her plus-sized women’s boutique, date her lawyer, and suppress her longing for Danny. And she'd definitely never touch him. Because once she does, his kisses and his embrace set off an explosive craving neither of them can control.   Now Amy's caught in a love triangle, and she has a secret that she's going to have to share with both men, the sooner the better. Which one of them is worthy of her trust, and her commitment?
One of Five ARC's for Worthless
About the Author
Romance author, Lynne Silver, writes the popular Alpha Heroes and Coded for Love series. Before writing romance, she wrote fiction of a different sort, drafting press releases for technology corporations. Washington DC is her home (non) state, where she resides with her husband and two sons.  
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Cover Reveal: Ever Over After by J.A. DeRouen

Ever Over After (The Over Duet #2)
Cover Design: DCP Designs
Release Date: January 9, 2017
Marlo … wild-eyed, untamed, and every single thing I’ve ever wanted from this life. I wasn’t ready for her back then. I was a stupid boy with adult feelings and no idea what to do with them. I squandered away every chance she gave me. Yes, love like ours either burns white hot or crumbles under the pressure. And now I’m back to sift through the rubble. Questions and excuses are two things I have in spades. What I need now are answers. Answers and Low. Always Low. My name is Ever Montgomery, and this is my story of love resurrected.  

Her Jeep is in the driveway. A soft top, fire engine red, Jeep Wrangler. Blood red is more like it. We’re talking about Marlo, after all. How fitting. One hundred, no, a thousand, vehicles lined up in a row, and that’s exactly what I’d pick for her. Lots has changed, but some things stand the test of time. Low … my Low, is on the other side of that door, curled up in bed, her usual sass kept in check by sweet, sweet dreams. I imagine what it would be like to come home to her. Her eyes closed, lashes like butterfly wings resting on her flushed cheeks—an uninhibited smile playing on her naked lips. She’s got nothing on but a white tank top and panties … the elastic edging of the black silk denting deliciously into her flesh. She’s curled in the fetal position, that fabulous ass rounded and waiting for me to palm it, hard nipples pushing into stretched, white cotton. Damn. Damn. I shift in my seat, pushing my palm into my lap, mentally chanting to myself to calm the hell down. Nothing like an active imagination and an ill-timed boner to make me really feel like a stalker. I swipe the card off the dashboard, my rebuttal to Marlo’s note of warning, and fold out of the car. I look both ways as I cross the street, not for cars, but for nosy neighbors who may call the cops or wrestle the possible robber to the ground. Part of me wishes something would happen. I hope Marlo has people who look out for her. A bigger part of me wishes she’d hear me coming and meet me on the porch for an epic showdown … in the previously mentioned tank and panties, if I had my way. The need to see her, to run my eyes over every piece of her and remind myself she’s more than a memory, is staggering. There were times when I wasn’t sure. She feels like a lifetime ago … another time … when I was a different person. That’s partly true. Back then, even in the deep haze of it all, I could feel my love for Low trying to claw its way out, begging to break free. But the cancer growing inside me, that extreme sense of loss, strangled everything else. In the end, I let the fog envelop me and opted for numb. God, I was an idiot. I’ll never make that mistake again. Never. I wedge my note into the seam of the door and place a palm to the paned glass. I clench my eyes shut and rest my forehead on the door, only for a moment. As much as I want to curl my fingers into a fist and knock, it has to be her. I need her to come to me. And when she does, I’ll be ready.  

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About the Author
J.A. DeRouen lives in South Louisiana with her husband, son (aptly named "The Professor), and her furry friend, Scout. She holds bachelor's degrees in psychology and nursing.
When she's not writing or inhaling romance novels by the stack, she works as a women's health nurse. She's been an avid reader and daydreamer since childhood, and she's never stopped turning the page to get to the next happily ever after.
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Promo: Divided Control A Control Series Novel, Book 2 by Anna Edwards


Divided Control
A Control Series Novel, Book 2


The Control Series, Book 2: James and Amy's HEA
Six months after her split from James, Amy has changed the club beyond all recognition and it is now a dance school. She has achieved something for herself at last but is she living or is she fooling herself that she shouldn't have used her safe word.
James has recovered from the physical injuries of that night but has he learnt his lesson about the irrepressible need to control. He may have done it for the right reasons, but Amy is not an ordinary girl, she won't lay down and be his submissive 24/7.
Divided Control is the sequel to Surrendered Control; it takes you on the next part of Amy and James' journey. Though a holiday to Las Vegas and a visit to a BDSM club, a trip to Yorkshire for a wedding and a figure James' had hoped to keep away from his family returning; Divided Control will take you on a wild journey and test your emotions to the maximum.
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Ok, this is the bit where I have to sell myself. Why is it so much easier to write about sexy blokes! Anyway… I am a British author, from the depths of the rural countryside near London. In a previous life, I was an Accountant from the age of twenty-one. I still do that on occasions but most of my life is now spent intermingling writing while looking after my husband, two children and two cats (probably in the inverse order to the one listed!). When I have some spare time, I can also be found writing poetry, baking cakes (and eating them), or behind a camera snapping like a mad paparazzi.

In 2015 I was diagnosed with depression and anxiety. It was also around this time that I became one of the founding members of a dramatic/erotic/dark roleplaying group on Twitter. It was wildly popular with both English and American followers. The writing helped me to overcome my depression by giving me an outlet to channel my thoughts into and not sit around worrying all day about things that would never happen. I took over responsibility for management of the group and responsibility for development of our storylines. As well as playing at least ten different characters in the group ranging from an innocent virgin, blood thirsty assassin and even a male lover. The success of the role-play spurred me on to writing novels.

I have a love of travelling and like to bring this to my stories to give them the air of reality. Surrendered Control, my first novel released in November 2016, combines two of my favourite travel destinations. India is where I lived for eighteen months with my husband and two children. My young son was only six months old when we travelled there. It was a fabulous time for us all and they learnt so much about the differing cultures, as well as, much to my husband’s chagrin, spending lots of money in the silk shops. The Control series will feature lots of international travel.

I have always been an avid reader. Mainly murder mystery in the past but with Beautiful Bastard I discovered a whole new set of novels and I haven’t looked back since. I like my hero’s hot and hunky with a dirty mouth. My heroines demur but with spunk. And my books in a kickarse series.

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Thursday, December 15, 2016

Cover Reveal: The Italian by Beverly Preston

Photo: Scott Hoover
Cover model: Josh Kloss Cover design: Caylee Rae Photography
Release Date: December 27, 2016
No ties. No expectations. No risks. Antonio Giovanni, a fifth-generation winemaker in the rolling hills of Tuscany, is the epitome of temptation. Tall, dark, and handsome with an accent sexy enough to leave a trail of women’s panties in his wake. The man wears charisma like a fine silk suit…flawless and molded to perfection in all the right places, leaving just enough mystery to make you wonder what lies beneath the faultless exterior. Hope Tidwell, a world-renowned sommelier, is a strong independent woman who fights to have control over every aspect of her life. She makes her own money, her own decisions, her own happiness, and her own mistakes. Her existence doesn’t need to be validated by a man; she refuses to ask for anything except an orgasm, and even those she can manage on her own. Relationships for most people are as natural as breathing. However, Hope and Antonio are two players who master the art of seduction and the fear of emotional intimacy. When tragedy strikes close to her heart, Hope is fated to do the one thing that terrifies her most. Destiny reveals the biggest gifts often require the greatest sacrifices.  
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About the Author
Beverly Preston is a USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance. She writes emotionally rich and sinfully sexy stories about the ultimate alpha good guy; the kind of man you want to drag you to bed and put a ring on your finger. She also has a passion for strong, humorous, female characters and stories ingrained in a solid sense of family and loyalty. She lives in Las Vegas with her husband, four kids, and two golden retrievers. If she’s not spinning richly emotional stories, you’ll find her on her spin bike. Laugh, cry, and fall in love with The Mathews Family one Happily Ever After at a time.
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Release Day Blitz - Impossible by Julia Sykes

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A new 2016 Dual POV edition of Impossible

My life was irrevocably changed that night; the night I was taken. I saved a man's life, but at what cost to myself? Can I convince him to save me in return?

I hate him for what he's done to me. But the longer I'm trapped with him, the harder it is to cling to that hatred. He is an enigma of a man, one who is shockingly arrogant, sweetly contrite, and frighteningly aggressive by turns. And the pain in his eyes is a mirror for my own.

The longer I remain in his grip, the more confused I become.

Is my freedom worth betraying him?

My captive is beautiful, cunning, and defiant. The alluring combination pleases the monster in me. I want to conquer that defiance and take possession of her beauty. I crave to claim her innocence and keep it for myself.

But the man I am knows nothing could be more wrong.

I have to decide which is stronger: the monster or the man? Either way, one thing's for certain. I'm never letting her go.

*Includes the brand new short story Happily Ever After (An Impossible Series Christmas Special)*

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She rounded on me, storm clouds in her eyes.  “What other choice did you give me?” she hissed.  “Did you really expect me to stay here like a good girl?  To allow you to keep me as your pet forever?”

For once, I didn’t find her anger remotely cute.  Her words hit too close to home.  That was exactly what I wanted to do with her.  That was what I was going to do with her.  There were no other options.

“I don’t have a choice here, Claudia,” I ground out, willing her to understand that her demands that I release her were completely irrational and futile.

“Yes, you do!” she insisted hotly, half-shouting.  “And you’re making the wrong one.”

Her eyes shone with tears again as she glared up at me, and she swiped at them angrily.  When her knuckles raked over her bruised cheek, she winced.

I reached out automatically, my fingers encircling her slim wrist as I pulled her hand away from her face.  She wasn’t allowed to cause herself pain.

The indignant fury in her eyes melted, and she shivered slightly in response to my domineering touch.  The little furrow between her brows betrayed her confusion at her reaction to me.

“Here,” I said softly.  “Let me.”

I pressed my advantage, exploiting her moment of weakness.  Carefully, I brushed away the wetness on her cheeks.  It was time to finish what we had started that afternoon.  I touched my hand to the side of her face, my fingers curving to match the line of her cheek, my thumb hooking below her jaw.  Although my touch barely brushed her skin, she went utterly still, trapped by my power over her just as effectively as she would be by the restraints that I craved to use on her.

Her gaze dropped from my eyes to my lips, and her tongue darted out to wet her own.  The sight of her surrender to her desires was intensely gratifying, and a knowing, triumphant smile spread across my face.  I leaned into her slowly, building her anticipation.  Her pupils dilated and her breath quickened; she enjoyed the way I was toying with her.  By the time I allowed her lips to touch mine, she would be quivering from her need.

Her eyes flashed, defiance replacing the soft submission that had filled them. To my astonishment, her hand closed firmly around the back of my neck, and she pulled herself up into me, closing the distance between us.  She crushed her lips to mine, and shock made me still beneath her.

Her eagerness to kiss me was undeniably satisfying, but her little show of rebelliousness wouldn’t be tolerated.  My tender fingers left her cheek to tangle in her hair at the nape of her neck.  The feel of the silken strands wrapped around my fist made blood pulse to my cock.  I tugged sharply, administering a little jolt of pain to reinforce my control.  Her head dropped back and her lips parted for me.  I swallowed her small, shocked gasp, savoring it.

I took her lips mercilessly, demonstrating that she would only be rewarded with my touch if she played by my rules.  My tongue delved into her hot mouth.  Her attempts to cling on to some control as her tongue tangled with mine amused me.  I indulged her for a few seconds before pushing her back against the wall, my hand in her hair protecting her head from hitting the tiles.  She gasped at the sudden coolness of them touching her skin, and I took advantage, fucking her open mouth with my tongue, exploring every inch of her.

I released her hair so I could grasp her wrist. I pulled her arms up and pinned her wrists against the wall on either side of her head.  Her pleasurable shudder spurred me on, and my cock hardened as she melted for me, her body turning softly compliant.  All resistance left her as I ravaged her mouth.

This was how she was meant to be; she was utterly perfect in her submission to me.  It wasn’t lost on me that the way I trapped her against the wall mirrored the way her attacker had restrained her.  I pinned her in that position in a show of ownership.  I was meant to possess her body like this and no one else.  And the way she responded to my dominance so beautifully confirmed my claim.

My lips curved triumphantly against hers when she pressed her hot pussy against my thigh, grinding against me.  Her soft whine pleaded with me to grant her the release she so desperately needed.  I was fiercely tempted to free my cock from my pants, shove her dress up over her hips, and drive into her heat.

But I didn’t want our first time to be a frenzied fuck against the bathroom wall.  I was going to take my time claiming her, branding every inch of her beautiful body with my touch until she was reduced to a desperate, whimpering mess.  Only then would I reward her with my cock, and the feeling of her pussy rippling around me as she came again and again would bring me the perfect pleasure that she had denied me for so long.
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Julia Sykes is the USA Today bestselling author of the Impossible Series. She has always kept dark stories tucked away in her mind, so she was thrilled when she discovered that other people actually want to read them. Her books blend romance, suspense, and BDSM.
After spending four years living in England, Julia returned to her Southern homeland. She has recently settled down in South Carolina and spends her time petting her cat-children, reading, and binge watching TV with her husband when not writing. You can usually find Julia in Starbucks with a venti iced latte clutched in her hand.
Julia loves connecting with readers! Please feel free to contact her on facebook, through twitter, or email her directly at You can find out more about Julia's current and future projects at
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