Friday, January 31, 2014

COVER REVEAL - Hello LAlaland #1 by Madi Merek

Hello LAlaland
Lost in LAlaland #1
Paparazzi, vodka cocktails, and sex. Welcome to LAlaland.
Winifred Chapman isn’t thrilled with the idea of her ten year reunion; especially not the idea of returning to LAlaland. Even in the midst of her thrilling career, she’s managed to avoid LA as often as possible, which is saying a lot for a world-renowned fashion designer. She has a life which women everywhere would envy, and has everything she needs . . . or so she thinks. Anthony Ricci was the most popular guy at Westlake High, and the one Winifred thought would never look twice at her. A former professional athlete, he now runs a successful Italian restaurant in New York City. When they run into each other at the reunion and give in to a widely passionate night, Anthony decides he may want more than Winifred is willing to give. Hating being known by the men she’s dated or slept with, Winifred has learned to take what she needs from them without investing emotionally. When she discovers Anthony’s old desire for her and disappears after their night together, he refuses to give her up. Will he be able to show her that love doesn’t have to be a battle, or will LAlaland prove to be enough to destroy her carefully constructed walls?
Are you ready for the madness of LA?
Hello LAlaland
April 1, 2014

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

COVER REVEAL - Grave Possession by Angel Lawson

Angel Lawson lives with her family in Atlanta and has a lifelong obsession with creating fiction from reality, either with paint or words. On a typical day you can find her writing, reading, plotting her escape from the zombie apocalypse and trying to get the glitter out from under her nails.

She is the author of five books, including the Wraith Series, Serial Summer, FanGirl, and Vigilant. She is the co-author of the New Adult Paranormal book, Odin's Murder with Kira Gold. She has one other New Adult title, No Regrets, under the pen name Lila Atkinson.

Grave Possession is the final book in the Wraith Series. 

Coming Soon


These aren’t the words Jane expected to use to describe herself, but in the years since she first began seeing ghosts things have changed. A lot. Jane has spent the last two years losing one person after the other. Both dead and alive. But this year things will be different. She’s entering her freshman year of art school, rooming with her best friend Ava and has a new boyfriend. Oh, and she’s no longer afraid that she’s Shadow Bound with a direct connection to ghosts. In fact, she’s learned to use her abilities for her benefit.

Jane soon discovers she can’t walk away from her past. The wounds from her battle with Charlotte are deep and no matter what she tells herself, the break up with Connor weighs heavy on her heart. Balancing these emotions prove to be a weakness for her and Jane finds herself in a fight against the most dangerous spirits she’s encountered yet. 

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Monday, January 27, 2014

Snow Rollers And More

It's the beginning of a new week and Ohio, along with the eastern half of the US is being taken over yet again by the polar vortex. While I'm not looking forward to potentially setting a new record low tomorrow, my husband and I did wake up to something rather cool this morning.

According to the weatherman, these are called snow rollers.

Apparently, they are very rare. The snow has to be light enough to be blown around by the wind, yet wet enough to pack. We had more than half a dozen in our yard this morning. Neither my husband, nor I, had ever seen anything like it before so we had to take a picture.


Editing is slow going. With this weather all I've wanted to do is curl up under a blanket and watch my newest obsession…Coast Guard Alaska. Let me tell you, this show is very inspiring. I might just have to write a story about one of these guys somewhere along the line. ;)

Back on topic, though. The editing for Paul and Megan's book, Crossing The Line, is moving along. I've made it through the first 7 chapters. I know it doesn't sound like much, but progress is progress. At least, that's what I'm telling myself.

Finding Anna Read-A-Long

Don't forget to join us next week for the start of our month long read-a-long of my Finding Anna Series. We will be starting at the beginning with Slave on Tuesday, February 4th. The discussion will take place in the Sherri Hayes Book Club on Facebook. To join in, all you have to do is join the group and participate. It should be loads of fun, and there will be door prizes given out at the end of the event. I hope you can join us.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Sweet Saturday Sample: Truth (Finding Anna, Book 3) by Sherri Hayes

“I’m so glad I found you. You have no idea what it took for me to find you, baby girl.”
His words echoed in my ears as I stood there staring. He was here. He was really here. I was frozen, unable to move. I needed to get away. Away from him. Away from here.
Red! screamed in my head but refused to come out of my mouth. It was as if I’d suddenly swallowed a mouthful of cotton. I couldn’t move. I couldn’t speak. Fear took over. My chest tightened, making it harder to breathe.
I stumbled backward, still trying to speak, but nothing would come out. I had to get away. Stephan. I needed Stephan.
As I moved farther into the living room, he followed me. He was like a giant, filling the space. I’d always thought Stephan’s place was large, but now it felt very small as John stalked toward me. The panic continued to rise, but I fought it. Breathe. Remember to breathe. Stephan. Think about Stephan.
Oxygen tore through my lungs with every intake of air. I was breathing, but it wasn’t doing its job. It wasn’t calming me. My father had come for me.
Every step I took, he matched and then some. I couldn’t get away. He was bigger, stronger. Why? Why was he here? What did he want with me?
Turning my back on him for the first time, I ran toward the phone. I stumbled over the coffee table on my way and righted myself. I knew he was close, but I had to try. I had to try to call Stephan.
My hands trembled as I picked up the phone. I didn’t get any further than that. Before my fingers could touch the keys, he snatched the phone out of my hands, tossing it to the floor behind him.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Trust (Finding Anna, Book 4) Excerpt

Here is a sexy excerpt from my upcoming release Trust (Finding Anna, Book 4).

***This is not a stand-a-lone novel***

Available March 20, 2014.

As he continued, my hips began to lift of their own accord—my body silently begging for what it wanted. He halted his movement altogether, and I nearly screamed out in frustration. 

I glanced down the length of my body and found him smirking at me. “Keep those hips still, Brianna. We do this on my timetable, not yours.”

Another wave of guilt crept up, but I tried to suppress it, to remember all he’d said in the past. I wanted to please him so badly. Taking a deep, calming breath, I closed my eyes and concentrated on trying to remain as still as I could. 

After another minute had passed, he began touching me again. At one point, when he inserted two fingers inside me and began moving them in and out at a rapid pace while rubbing circles right above my clit, I gritted my teeth in an attempt not to move. 

“Good girl. Now I want you to count to ten for me, and when you reach ten, you may come.”

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

RELEASE DAY BLITZ ~ From Infatuation 2 Obsession by Emma Husher

And All the Phases In-Between

A sweet novella by new author

Emma Husher

Available today!

Patrice Minner has had a horrible day. In fact, her life has been nothing but one loss after another. Through it all, her two best friends have been by her side. When the object of every woman’s fantasy passes through her life, Shelby and Becca persuade Patrice to go after him. Never have been the one to investigate her girlie side, Patrice lets her friends show her the finer ways of the sensual woman. But will it be enough to entice the infamous Austin Tate?

For more information, visit

Psst! Inside is a sneak peek of A Betty’s Pledge, Emma’s first full length novel due to release in

April, 2014

Monday, January 20, 2014

Finding Anna Read-A-Long With Author Sherri Hayes

Do you love my Finding Anna Series?

In anticipation for the 4th, and final, book's release on March 20, 2014 I'm hosting a read-a-long on in my book club on Facebook. The reading schedule is below.

Feb 4th: Chapters 1-6
Feb 6th: Chapters 7-12
Feb 8th: Chapters 13-20
Feb 11th: Chapters 21-26

Feb 13th: Chapters 1-8
Feb 15th: Chapters 9-16
Feb 18th: Chapters 17-Epilogue

Feb 20th: Chapters 1-8
Feb 22nd: Chapters 9-16
Feb 25th: Chapters 17-24
Feb 27th: Chapters 25-32

Join the Sherri Hayes Book Club to participate in the discussion. 

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

COVER REVEAL: Body, Ink, and Soul by Jude Ouvrard

Book: Body, Ink, and Soul
Author: Jude Ouvrard
Date of the cover reveal: January 15th, 2014
Genre: Contemporary Romance / New Adult
Cover Designer: K23 Design.

Body, Ink, and Soul Summary

Phoenix Silverstone more commonly known as Nix, is a twenty-one year old that has finally discovered her freedom. After living under the strict rules and protection of her mother, Nix moved out with her two best friends in a quaint little Seattle apartment.  For the first time Nix is finally able to spread her wings and breathe. Together, they get a job working at a bar and for the first time everything is perfect.
Freedom, friendships, a great job and fantastic man on the verge of becoming hers. Tristan is the suave, intelligent, not to mention gorgeous law student that Nix has her eyes and heart set on. For the first time, she has her life together; that is, until her path crosses with Levi. The charming, tattooed and downright sexy bad boy that Nix knows she needs to avoid.
But when one of her friends moves out she is shocked to find that her new roommate is none other than Levi. Flirting. Desire. Undeniable temptations. Nix can’t deny the chemistry surging between them but she can’t forget her mother’s extreme hate towards bad boys.

Will Nix have the strength to listen to her heart? Or will her mother’s rules cost her everything?


''Can I get you anything?'' I asked him, while taking all the empty plastic glasses off the counter.
''A smile. Give me that and you’ll get the biggest tip tonight.'' The slow seductive tone rolling off his shapely lips told me he wasn’t just fooling around. His green eyes were staring at me like I was dessert. This guy was hot and he knew it. The way his tousled light brown hair went every which way, hanging down onto his forehead, told me right away he didn’t care about his looks. He didn’t have to.
He wanted a smile? I shook my head. ''You don’t want a drink? Just water, maybe?''
''No, just a smile. You're the most beautiful woman I’ve ever seen and it's just a smile I want.'' He brushed his hand through his hair, making it even more distressed.
I knew I was blushing and biting my lips in embarrassment. His eyes refused to stray from mine, pinning me in place. I smiled, but not because he asked.  No, this was solely because this very random man had pulled one out of me on his own. I saw the humor in his eyes. He slid fifty bucks out of his pocket and onto the counter. ''Thank you, Princess. You just made my night.''
He got up and walked away. I could see the hint of tattoos peeking out of his neckline and rolled up sleeves, but I was too astonished to call after him or say anything. He was wearing simple black converse, washed out jeans and a black long sleeve henley. There was something about him - mysterious and inscrutable. If he wanted to get my attention, well - he got it.
Who the hell was that? I kept asking myself as he walked away. I knew he was the guy Tyler had been excited to see, but I had never seen him around here before. I knew I would have remembered that piece of man candy.
He didn't give me his name and I didn't give him mine. Not that he had to ask - I had a name tag with my name on it. It was the strangest thing that ever happened to me. My eyes remained trained on him until he opened the door of the club and left. I found myself still watching the door, even after it was closed, like I wanted to chase after him – which was insane. I shook my head, willing myself to move on.
I began wiping the counter, pausing to watch Val entertain her groupies at the station next to me. As I turned to grab more lemons, my eyes were drawn again to the door. Tristan walked in with few of his friends. I had never seen Tristan here before and even after our dinner date tonight, I still didn’t expect it. I couldn’t tell if I was excited by the surprise visit or nervous about it. I felt like he was parading a bunch of his buddies around my bedroom, looking through all my dirty laundry. This was my home away from home and I wasn’t sure if I was ready to let him in—yet. Not to mention I was still shaken up from Mr. Mysterious.

About The Author

Jude was born and raised in a small village named Lacolle. She now lives in Montreal, Canada. She is the proud mother of a beautiful five year old son, Isaac and has spent the last twelve years with her boyfriend, Cedric.
French is her native language, but she prefers to write in her second language, English. She has a passion for books, both reading and writing them.

Twitter: @JudeOuvrard @AuthorJude_O

Monday, January 13, 2014

The Start Of A New Erotic Romance Series

This last week I began writing my 9th book. It will be the first of a new BDSM erotic romance series.

It's early days, but I thought I'd tell you a little about the two main characters in this first book.

Drew is a firefighter in St. Louis. After his last relationship, he realized he needed something more. This lead him to Serpent's Kiss, a private BDSM club.

Beth hasn't had the best of luck in relationships. Her last one ended only three months ago, and it left her not sure if she could ever trust another man again. The last thing she's looking for is to jump into another relationship.

This will be a Femdom story, which is a new adventure for me. We'll have to see how things unfold, but so far I'm enjoying these two. :)

Picture source:Timothy Wildey via photopin cc

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Sweet Saturday Sample: RED ZONE

Hansen helped her carry her bags upstairs. Thankfully, they hadn't dropped them off at the hotel earlier. The last room on the left was clearly the master suite and his, so she chose the one directly across from it. The walls were a soft baby blue that matched the bedspread. It wasn't as frilly as the hotel room, but it still had that air of money about it, including an en suite bathroom that had a large shower and a soaker tub. As much as she hated to admit it, she liked it.
Since she’d only brought a week’s worth of clothing with her, it didn't take her long to unpack. They were on their way downstairs within twenty minutes. As they reached the bottom of the staircase, they heard voices. Each glanced at the other before reaching for their guns and edging down the last remaining steps.
Rounding the corner, they saw a man talking with Daniels. He appeared to be about her height, wearing a dress shirt with the sleeves rolled up fashionably and neatly pressed pants. He didn't look threatening, so they both holstered their guns and stepped into the room.
Before they made it more than a few feet, the new arrival noticed their entrance and was quickly racing toward them. Correction. He was racing toward her.
“Oh! This must be her,” he gushed. “I see what you mean. I can definitely help.” Before she knew what was going on, he was reaching for her suit jacket, trying to remove it.
She reacted instinctively before thinking it through. Within seconds, the man was bent over the kitchen island with his arm pulled tight and high along his back. 
“What in the world are you doing?” Daniels demanded.
“What was he doing?”
“Jeez, lady. Relax. This is Charlie, my stylist.”
Glancing down at what she then realized were his designer clothes, Rebecca conceded she might have overreacted a bit. She wasn't used to people grabbing at her and trying to remove her clothes like that. She stepped back, releasing him. “Sorry,” she said. “Just please don’t try to remove my clothing without asking first.”
“Got it. No problem,” he said, glancing between her and Daniels.
Hansen recovered faster than the rest of them. “What’s he doing here?” he asked, nodding at Charlie.
“My girlfriend is going to need some new clothing if she’s going to be out in public with me. Outfits like that,” he pointed at the suit she was wearing, “won’t do.”
“And what exactly is wrong with my clothing?”
“Honey,” he said, walking up, getting way too close for her comfort. “The places I go? You’ll stick out like a sore thumb in an outfit like that.” Then he leaned in and whispered in her ear. “Or do you want everyone to know you’re my bodyguard?”

Friday, January 10, 2014


            Dawn Robertson is a twenty-something romance author and mother. She lives in sunny senior-citizen packed Florida, where she wrangles her kids, and Pitbull puppy.
            Dawn can normally be found swearing like a sailor, making late night drive-thru appearances, arguing with her kids (or being run over by their power wheels), reading a steamy romance while hiding in her bathroom, writing her little heart out on her laptop (or dragging her Macbook to the Genius bar praying they can save her latest work in progress), or sipping on a smoothie. She loves to hear from her fans, readers, and authors alike. Feel free to drop her a message.

            Dawn rarely takes life seriously, so be sure to expect heavy sarcasm from her. She is also the life of the party, so be sure to meet up with her at one of the many author events she will be attending in the next couple months. Buy her a shot of whiskey, and she will love you for life.

Dawn Online

One thing Emily Taylor has always longed for is a happily ever after. After a series of losses, betrayals, and a few crap-tastic dating experiences, she has settled into a simple life with includes little ore than her cat, work, and a foul-mouthed best friend. Then, she meets Avery...

Avery Martin is a simple man, a country boy at heart who is working at his dream job as a fireman. When he responds to a nasty car accident, he is immediately taken with the petite blonde he finds pinned in the wreckage. Crossing professional lines, he strikes up a friendship with her.

But can they settle for friendship when their forever is staring them in the face?

Or will an ex with a vendetta drive them apart?

**Contains: Adult Content and Some Explicit Scenes**

Join Dawn Robertson and Beau Coup Publishing for the release party of the steamy fire fighter romance Crashed! Monday January 13, 2014 at 9:00pm EST.

Books Available Now by Dawn Robertson


Finding Willow (Hers #2):
Kink the Halls (Hers #3):

Coming in 2014

Take Me Out – Coming Spring 2014 from Beau Coup Publishing
This Girl Stripped (Hers #4) – Coming March 2014
His (Hers #5) – Coming Summer 2014

Uncomplicated (A Vegas Girls Novella) – Coming Summer 2014

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

BLOG TOUR & Giveaway: I Thee Wed by Savannah Leigh

Drew and Lily sitting in a tree (or a church garden)
K-I-S-S-I-N-G (and then some)
First comes sex
Then comes marriage
Then, well, we’re just not sure what comes next. 

Lily Kramer accepted Drew Hamilton’s marriage proposal but it wasn’t a traditional proposal. He wants her to marry him so his mother, who has dementia, will know that he got married. Lily, an over-thirty wedding planner, doesn’t see any other offers of marriage in her future so she accepts. Now she has to plan a wedding that looks and feels like a real wedding, but isn’t. 

Drew doesn’t want a relationship, but he wants it to look like he and Lily are married, including living together, so that everyone believes.

Will they be able to pull it off? Will Drew’s mother succumb to the dementia before the wedding? Will Lily be able to shield her heart and still have the wedding of her dreams?

I Thee Wed is the follow up novel to With This Ring (a novella) but can be read as a stand alone book.

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Author Bio:
Savannah Leigh is a small-town girl with big city dreams. She has always had a love of romance novels and never thought she would actually be able to publish one of her own. Savannah is inspired by photos of shirtless men on the internet, hot actors in steamy scenes, and her own fantasies. A lover of wine and Bailey’s Irish Cream, Savannah enjoys spending time with friends and reading steamy novels.

Connect with Savannah:

Twitter: @savannahlbooks



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Monday, January 6, 2014

Waiting Out The Cold and Finalizing Edits

Hello everyone from bitterly cold Ohio. I hope you are all staying warm. At sunset it was about -4F here and the temp is due to drop. Our wind chill is expected to be between -20 and -40 tonight.

The cold temperatures we've been experiencing has certainly made writing and editing interesting. Normally I do my editing in my study on my desktop. That hasn't been possible given the cold. My study doesn't stay as warm as some of the other areas in our home, so it becomes rather uncomfortable to be in there for any length of time.

Because of this, I've had to improvise. Luckily, this summer I purchased Word for my Laptop. I've used it to write from time to time, but I'm now learning how to use it for editing. That might sound as if it would be simple, but it's proving to be a slight challenge. Word or not, the Mac version is different from the PC version. Especially when it comes to editing.

It was slow going at first, but I was able to figure it out. All I have left to edit is the epilogue of Hidden Threat and then it will be off to the editing team at TWCS. Hopefully I will have news soon on when Hidden Threat will be re-released.

What about you? What are you reading/writing/editing?