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Friday, December 30, 2016

Lost Gods Book 3- Linc's Story

LINC LOST GODS BOOK 3
Linc's story and the end of Ze's quest.


*WARNING* This is not an erotic romance. It does however, have sex when warranted and lots of violence and cussing. You have been warned. 

All the gods are dead. Long live the gods. I am aware.

Linc had grown up having to kill to protect himself and his best friend. So, death and he were intimate friends. Then when his best friend turned out to be non-other than the Greek god Zeus and needed him to once again watch his back, Linc had no choice but to grab his Glock and say, hell yes.

Little did he know, he had many trials to go through to be able to help his friend. Not the least of which was helping a woman conquer her fears and not run from a man like him. But she was an integral part of his existence. He could not let her go.


Mina had resigned herself to being alone all her life. She could trust no one with her secrets, she couldn’t even trust herself. She’d been forced to kill to protect those secrets and she didn’t want to risk the one man who might have accepted them. Not after she’d almost cost him his life. Yet, help him she must. It was her destiny, she just couldn’t bring herself to believe it.

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Friday, December 23, 2016

Maybe Tomorrow by Kim Golden Book Blitz

Maybe Tomorrow

by Kim Golden Maybe… Publication Date: December 9, 2016 Genres: Adult, Contemporary, romance.

 

No such thing as love… Eddy and Henrik don’t believe in love. At least, that’s what they keep telling themselves. They’ve been burned in the past, and neither wants to be that vulnerable again. A summer fling… That’s all it was ever supposed to be. So why can’t they stop thinking about one another? And for Eddy–who’s moving back to America in a few weeks–the worst thing that could happen would be to fall in love with the one man who could make her question her decision. Out of his comfort zone… Henrik never counted on trusting love again. He’s put all his energy into his career. So why does the thought of Eddy leaving Europe for good make him want to do everything in his power to make her want to stay…? Maybe Tomorrow is a standalone novel in the Maybe… series.

About Kim Golden

KimGolden
 I grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and spent most of my childhood summers in Smithfield, Virginia. I’m not sure where my love of words comes from, but I’ve loved books since I was a child and I’ve loved writing stories for as long as I can remember. My parents wanted me to do something practical–be an engineer, a doctor, a lawyer, an accountant. But I always dreamed of doing something completely different. I knew I wanted to be a writer, even if it took a bit of time for me to get to that point. It led me to spend more time writing stories than studying physics and chemistry in high school. It’s what led me study literature and then work on an MFA in Creative Writing at Virginia Commonwealth University. And when I finished my master’s degree, love led me away from the US and brought me to Sweden. So what do I write? I write about relationships, about love. I often write about interracial relationships. I like reading stories about people who are different, who see past the differences and fall in love. And those are the stories I also enjoy writing. I write stories for people who know that love comes in many colors.

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Vaneka's VIP Literary Services: #BlogTour #TheMartiniLounge Series by Ursula Sincl...

Vaneka's VIP Literary Services: #BlogTour #TheMartiniLounge Series by Ursula Sincl...: Welcome to the Martini Lounge. A special place in a very exclusive club. Patrons can be assured of savoring the best Martinis in the world t...

Monday, December 05, 2016

Welcome to The Martini Lounge Tour

The Martini Lounge Tour




Welcome to the Martini Lounge. A special place in a very exclusive club. Patrons can be assured of savoring the best Martinis in the world there. Knowing, whatever they might say, hear, or do will remain in the lounge.

SHAKEN (Book 1)
is Free until 12/7

There’s something to be said for lust at first sight.
Redd wasn’t looking for Mr. Right but Mr. Right now. But the moment Nikko walked into her bar she felt that first rush of need. She wasn’t shy about getting what she wanted even if only for one night, which was all her chaotic lifestyle would allow. Besides, not many men wanted to date a woman who worked in a strip club, even if she were the bartender. It tended to make them sneer. She didn’t know which was worse. When they found out she was part owner or when they found out she was a law student. That intimidated the hell out of some. She didn’t really give a damn.
Nikko wasn’t looking for anyone. His life was full as the senior associate at a law firm and he just found out he was being considered for partnership. His life was about to become even busier. Then something happened that left him shaken. What should have been one night of uninhibited pleasure became a weekend, then it became more. How the hell did that happen? And did he want it to stop?
Shaken is also book 1.5 in The Young Guns Series.

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STIRRED (Book 2)

Who is that masked man?
During the day Harper Reynolds might have been a law school student, but at night he was a male stripper. At the very exclusive members only Club Prestige. To protect his identity he wore a mask. But one day someone saw through his facade and suddenly the future he’d planned was threatened.

Nadya Johnson thought she’d always be a marine, at least for the next eight years. But a bullet took it all away from her. Including the man she’d been writing to for years. Someone she’d never met—but she wanted to see him just once. Even if he didn’t know who she was; and she didn’t dare tell him her real name. All she wanted was one night.

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FROZEN (Book 3)

A perfect moment can change it all.

Lani

Ever have that one perfect moment in time, when you know exactly what you’re supposed to do, who you’re supposed to be in life? Well, that had been me, and it certainly had lasted for more than a moment. I’d decided to pledge myself to God and help others in his name. Selfless, that was me and I was weeks away from taking my final vows. Then something happened, I met someone and suddenly I questioned everything.

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I’ve always lived my life on my terms. Granted, I never thought I’d grow up to be a male stripper. But what the hell, I made good money and now, I had a shot at something more. And the women. Yeah, I loved women but they came and went. I preferred it that way. Didn’t matter which of us left first, as long as one of us did. I didn’t do attachments. Then something happened. I’m no saint, but I saved someone and wanted an attachment. Only to find out I could never have her.
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Chapter 1 Excerpt

“Thank you again for coming, Lani,” Corrine said, giving me a quick hug.
“Yes,” Lara added, kissing my cheek. “Thank you. Love you. Feel better.” She squeezed my arm.
“I will. Love you too.”
“Want me to help you get a cab?” Lara asked
“No, I’ll just call one.”
“Okay. Text me once you get home,” Lara said.
I rolled my eyes. “Sure, sure.” It’s not like I lived alone. I hadn’t moved out of our parent’s house yet. I wouldn’t until I took my novitiate vows in a month, but I worked everyday and went to church every other day. Only returning to our parent’s house in time for dinner and to sleep.
I made my way to the elevator while my sister and her companions went in the other direction to one of the rooms for the strip show. Part of me was a little curious and wanted to see one, but the other more practical part of me knew I shouldn’t. Having a drink in a bar was one thing, watching the strip show, well something else entirely. Besides, the world seemed a little tilted. I stepped onto the elevator and leaned against the side to right myself. I’d just pressed the button for the first floor when someone stepped on. My head ached so much I couldn’t even glance up to see who I shared the ride with. I stared at the floor and could see the dark shoes and pants legs, the size hinted at a man.
The door closed, the elevator dropped and my body swayed but I didn’t fall.
The man who now stood behind me said, “Whoa!” He held onto my waist as though to steady me.
“Tha—thank—y…” Something was wrong with my voice. My words didn’t come out right. How much did I have to drink? The elevator door opened and I took a step forward to get out when the entire floor spun up to meet my face, but strong hands held onto me.
“I got ya.”
“Everything okay?”
A male’s voice asked, one I didn’t recognize.
“Yeah, she’s fine. Just a little too much to drink.”
I didn’t recognize the one who answered either. “Na…” I wanted to protest, but the arms holding me up were the only reason I could walk forward. I leaned against his strength, depending on it.
I felt myself being placed in the back of a car. The scent of smoke and stale air made me want to puke. “Cab,” I muttered.
“Yeah, cab.”
Hands reached across my lap to snap my seatbelt, pausing to stroke my breasts. Wrong this was all wrong. “Nooooooo!” I cried out.

Author Ursula Sinclair
Ursula Sinclair is the alter ego for LaVerne Thompson an award winning, best-selling, multi-published author, an avid reader and a writer of contemporary, fantasy, and sci/fi sensual romances. She loves creating worlds within our world. Under Ursula Sinclair she writes romantic suspense and new adult romance with complicated relationships.
She is a certified chocoholic and is currently working on several projects. Some might even involve chocolate. But writing helps maintain her sanity.
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Friday, November 25, 2016

Color of Love Blog Hop 2016



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Sunday, November 20, 2016

Scandalous Stocking Stuffers e-Books Deals





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Friday, September 16, 2016

Featured Author Yvonne Nicolas


SCORPION TAIL


Title: Scorpion Tail (Debut Album ~ Fade To Black)
Publisher: Ice Dragon Press
Release Date: September 6th 2016
Genre: Rock Star Romance, Suspense/Mystery, Multicultural Romance

Scorpion Tail Blurb: 
Sex, Drugs, Rock n' Roll... and Murder
Toshiro Matsuda, a tenacious Japanese inspector, is on the hunt for a serial killer who has left a trail of bodies across the globe. The latest victim was slashed backstage during a Scorpion Tail concert in a small town in Georgia.
The indie band's wild, rebellious sound and dark lyrics catches Toshiro's attention. He delves into the band members' sordid pasts, and discovers that they are linked to the most recent victim.
MonaLisa—aka Queen Sting--the lead singer, hatches a plan to distract the inspector in order to protect her band brothers. In a turn of events, she becomes attracted to him. She wants to give in, but if she acts on her desire, Toshiro may uncover the secrets she keeps, and that will put her band at risk.
Toshiro was never one to fall for seduction, but there is something about the sassy rock star that intrigues him. However, he is not the only one who is fixated on her.
Will Toshiro be able to catch the killer, before MonaLisa is added to the kill list?
"One day, I'll soar to the heavens and touch the sky. But today, I'd rather play in the flames." ~ MonaLisa
**WARNING: Not suitable for the faint of heart, prudes or those easily bothered by strong language, urban dialect, dirty-nasty-smutty sex, and violence.**

Scorpion Tail Excerpt:
Transfixed, Toshiro watched her move across the studio. It was her—the owner of that mesmerizing singing voice, the one whom they referred to as Queen Sting.
She walked past Byrd and flicked his right ear with her middle finger.
At first, Toshiro swore he was seeing things. She wouldn’t outright assault an officer of the law like that, would she?
Laughing, Byrd grabbed his ear and scrambled away from her. “What’s good, crazy girl?”
“What’s good with you?” she shot back, irritation lacing her raspy tone. “Coming through on a recording day…?” Carefully, she sat her bag down, squatted before it and unpacked her guitar. The waistline of her pants slid a bit lower, consequently blessing them with an unobstructed view of her tailbone. “And with fresh meat too?” She stood, holding the red and silver guitar by the neck, and waved a finger at Byrd. “C’mon now, son. You know better.”
“Yeah—yeah, I know. My boy just gotta few question so we can wrap up this case. Shouldn’t take long.”
“A’ight, long as it’s quick.” She slid onto the stool in front of one of the hanging mics. Next to her was a smaller stool holding an ashtray littered with cigarette butts. She spread her thighs and propped her heels on the side footrests. After resting her guitar on the ground between her legs, she crooked her finger. “Come on over here, fresh meat.” She slipped an unlit cigarette between her lips. “Whacha got for me?”
Everyone watched him in tense silence, like he was about to jump into a lava pit. He looked over at Byrd.
The detective’s eyes danced, his feet shuffled. Despite his jittery actions, he urged him on with a nod.
As casually as he could, Toshiro dared to close the distance between him and ‘Queen Sting’. Staring into her deep brown eyes, he swallowed hard. His heart raced and mind whirled. Why am I so nervous? She’s just a woman, not some higher being. “As I’ve informed the members of your band, a homicide was committed at Club Caesar, during your concert. Our investigation leads us to believe your drummer had a relationship with said victim.”
“Uhh-huh,” she hummed, running her bold gaze down his body.
This wasn’t the first time a woman looked him over in this manner. However, this was the first time it sent a violent shudder coasting down his spine. “It…” He attempted to clear the nervousness from his voice before continuing. “It would be a tremendous help if I could ask him—”
“My ciggy isn’t lit.”
“Excuse me?”
An impish smirk played on her lush lips. “If you want me to hear anything you’ve got to say, I need my ciggy lit.”
He matched her sly smile with one of his own as he patted his pockets down. “Sorry, I don’t smoke. So, I have no lighter.”
“Fortunately for you…” She gestured to the scorpion hanging between her breasts. “I do.”
He gulped back the words, “then light it yourself,” when his gaze drifted downward.
Her nipples pushed against the light fabric of her shirt. No bra! Jesus, why? Her breasts—a size C cup at the least—were so perfectly pronounced on her chest that she didn’t need to holster them. His body pulsated. Clenching his teeth, he pushed out a sigh that could’ve easily turned into a moan.
A cattish gleam brightened her eyes. This was clearly a game to her.
Toshiro prepared himself to reject such a bold request, but his body betrayed him. His legs moved him forward, his hand reached out. Eyes locked on hers, he grabbed the scorpion. His knuckles brushed her cleavage’s smooth mahogany skin as he took hold of it. He ran his thumb across the switch. The desired flame ignited from the scorpion’s tail.
Without saying a word, they stared at each other for seconds on end as the flame flickered between them. How odd. As he gazed into this woman’s eyes, he desperately wanted to kiss her.
Cigarette clasped between her fingers, she leaned in and allowed the blaze to ignite the end of the stick. She took a deep draw then sat back with a smile. “Thank you, Inspector. You may proceed.”
Toshiro allowed the scorpion to reclaim its position between her breasts then took a much-needed step back. It took a second to steady his breathing. He resisted the need to loosen his tie, which suddenly felt like it was choking him. “You know, smoking is an unbecoming habit, particularly for a woman.”
“Don’t like me smoking?” Briefly closing her eyes, she wrapped her lips around the mouthpiece and took in another drag. A stream of smoke seeped from her nose and swayed before him like a taunting snake. “Then give me something else to suck on.”



Bio:
Yvonne was born and raised in Orlando, Florida, but now she resides in beautiful Atlanta, Georgia. Still a southern gal.
She has two gorgeous boys who never miss out on an opportunity to drive her crazy, two cute shih-tzu who have yet to realize that they are dogs, and a wonderful husband who showers her with love and support.
She’s been an avid reader since the age of fourteen. As a kid, she would sneak into her mother’s bedroom to read her erotic novels. That’s when her love for erotic romance was born.
Yvonne dove headfirst into the writing industry and was knocked off her feet when she became a bestselling author with her first release, Designing Love. Afterwards, she penned the Dragon Queen Series, which became a bestselling urban fantasy series. Next, she created the Carnal Diaries Series--a set of erotic romance tales. But wait, she’s not done yet.  
She’s ever so eager to share her gift with you and take you on an exciting, sexy ride.
Won’t you join her?
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Monday, August 29, 2016

Bewitching Book Tour


Join me all week at these places where I talk about my latest.

August 29 Interview
Books and Tales

August 29 Spotlight
The Broke Book Bank 

August 31 Interview
Supernatural Central

August 30 Review
Books,Dreams,Life

August 31 Spotlight
3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, and Sissy, Too!

August 31 Spotlight
More Books Than Livros

September 1 Spotlight and review
The Silver Dagger Scriptorium

September 2 Spotlight
Sapphyria's Book Reviews


September 2 Guest blog
Diane’s Book Blog

September 2 Guest blog
I Smell Sheep

September 5 Review
Fantatical Paranormal Romantical

September 5 Spotlight
Books N Pearls



Sunday, August 28, 2016

Unwrapping A Marriage- Featured Book



Sterling and Elizabeth Jackson have built a life most would envy. A beautiful home, two wonderful children and a very comfortable lifestyle. Yet something is tearing them apart. With divorce looming, they are trying to make it through the holiday season for their family.

With clashing schedules, demands from employers and two busy kids, the former lovers have managed to stay out of each other’s orbit, at least for a while. But Fate, or maybe their well-meaning family, has set them up on a collision course.

Past memories bubble up to the surface and there’s nothing to stem the flow. What once was amazing has turned hurtful and full of pain. But is that the real story? Is it too late for a couple who once lived and breathed for each other to find their way back?

There’s a thin line between love and hate. Will Sterling and Elizabeth be able to mend a love that seems broken and lost, or will the final pull on the holiday ribbon unwrap their last chance to save their marriage.







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https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/unwrapping-a-marriage


ABOUT THE AUTHORS


 
Reana Malori
 
Reana's stories focus on multicultural / interracial romance. A firm believer that LOVE in all its forms should be celebrated, her goal is to weave a story that pulls the reader into her world and share in her universe, even if only for a short time. She currently lives in Virginia with her husband, and has two very handsome sons. You can most often find her enjoying a good book, as she is first and foremost a reader. And she loves a good romance.
 
Michel Prince
 
Michel Prince is an author who graduated with a bachelor degree in History and Political Science. Michel writes new adult and adult paranormal romance as well as contemporary romance.
 
With characters yelling "It's my turn damn it!!!" She tries to explain to them that alas, she can only type a hundred and twenty words a minute and they will have to wait their turn. She knows eventually they find their way out of her head and to her fingertips and she looks forward to sharing them with you.
 
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