Sunday, April 3, 2016

Indulge in a #Royal Escape! #Sale #99Cents #eBook #ContemporaryRomance

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Royals & Rogues

Sexy and we know it! They’re on the hunt after your heart. Discover 5 brand new passionate tales of royals, rogues, dreams, passion and conflict. Escape with these modern tales, where happily ever after takes hard work, determination, and some good, old fashioned royal luck.

Discover the passionate Royals and Rogues with Shelli Stevens, Carole Mortimer, Susan Stephens, Heather Long and J.C Makk.

Warning: Contains royal heroes and heroines, tempestuous passion, second chances, roguish competition, and family ties binding them together. Sometimes a royal’s greatest challenge is love…


Her Marine Prince by Heather Long

Princess Francesca “Frankie” Grace has no interest in scandal or pomp and circumstance. Her desire for a military career puts her on a collision course with retired Marine Hugh Dillon.

Alexandre by Carole Mortimer

Billionaire ruler of a Mediterranean principality, Prince Alexandre of Androcco took one look at Anastazia Carmichael and knew he wanted her. And he’s determined to have her. In his arms. In his bed. Any way he can get her.

Seducing the Princess by Susan Stephens

Angel: The first time I met Gideon Black, I was a teen who hated him with a passion that kept me awake at night.  Gideon: A tease at sixteen, Angel has grown into an irresistible, kick-ass woman. I know exactly what I want to do to her—how thoroughly, and for how long.

Corrupted by the Prince by Shelli Stevens

On the heels of his worst scandal yet, Prince Kostas of Mykorini decides to keep a low profile at his American beach home in the Hamptons. Taking a lover isn't part of his plan until he meets Eva. Evelynn Fairchild knows she should be wary of the bad boy prince, especially when she's considered the levelheaded one in her high profile family. But one earth shattering kiss makes her wonder if she should ditch her virginity status in what surely will be a one-night stand.

His Royal Redemption by J.C. Makk

Sir Antony Richarden is determined to win the King’s Favor, a prize which will save his family estate and secure his nieces’ future. His only obstacle? Princess Estelle of Dirksbee, the woman he left at the altar is going to make this competition more than difficult. Never mind the fact he still has feelings for Estelle…

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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

The Race is On! Catch Me #RomanticSuspense #NewRelease

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Set in Morocco, London and Switzerland, Catch Me takes Anya and Max on a powerful journey full of passion and chemistry that sparks on the page from their first dance to their last.

Maxwell Sauvage was born into a life of privilege…and boredom. As a “security consultant” to the powerful, he enjoys pitting his wits against the most intricate of security systems for business and pleasure.

Anya Swift is a woman with high-class tastes and a high-octane need for adventure. As an operative for International Art and Antiquities Recovery she stays just on the “right” side of the law, while satisfying her desire for the finer things and her thirst for adventure.

When a high tech camera catches Anya taking The Fortunate Buddha from the French Ambassador’s vault, Max is eager to help the provocative thief for his own reasons, not the least of which being that he set the camera. But after one stunning night of passion, Anya disappears. Now Max must find Anya before the Ambassador’s men and claim the thief for his own, but they are running against a clock, danger and deception.


Friday, January 29, 2016

Don't Miss the Epic Conclusion to Murder in Los Lobos! #BlackHills #Wolves #ScentofMadness

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While their Alpha fights to survive, an elusive killer hunts among their pack, slaying humans and the wolves who mated them. The Enforcer’s rigid rule and terse attitude have everyone uneasy. On the hunt for madness, he may lose everything…

Ryker continues to hunt for the elusive murderer. The others have eliminated several suspects, but tensions in the Black Hills have never been higher. For all of his experience in hunting and dealing with the wolves, Ryker has never found himself torn between two loves before—to be the killer he is, means he has to turn off the softer side Saja awoke in him.

Saja’s life with the wolves is nothing she would ever have imagined. Being the center of Ryker’s attention is both a blessing and a curse, but her mate’s gentle, indulgent nature seems to be a thing of the past. While she understands his remoteness comes from a place where caring and fear collide, she doesn’t want to lose Ryker to the madness creeping through the pack.

Clashes with Colt and several other dominants heighten the danger, and Ryker refuses to allow her out of his sight unless she is with Gee. When the killer sets his sights on her, will the Enforcer drive his mate away rather than lose her?

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

#WriterWednesday : Only the Loneliness

Writing is a loner’s business. Now before you ask isn’t that a typo? Let me be clear. There is a difference between being alone, being lonely and being a loner. The first step in any writing journey involves dreaming out loud and awake. In these mindful moments, stories unfold, characters come to life and for me, at least, the voices are distinct and clear.

While a writer’s success does not occur in a vacuum and others are involved along the way from crit partners to editors to proofreaders and eventually readers themselves, the first steps, the crucial steps are taken alone. It can be difficult to remember we are not alone when we are trapped in the throes of a story, when the outcome is literally within our grasp if only the characters will cooperate, discover the right clues or let themselves believe happiness is possible.

Choice is Vital

Writers, in my opinion, more than anyone else understand that you cannot force someone to be happy. You cannot force them to be different from who they are. The characters have to choose it, they have to embrace the chance and they have to leap for the ring.

So why is writing a loner’s world? Because truth be told, sometimes to hear them we have to not hear everything else. The world is noisy. Social media is a loud, blaring obnoxious scroll of PAY ATTENTION TO ME and OMG moments. Those distractions can yank us from the story, more, they can drown the voices we need to hear. Beyond the obvious distractions of the Internet are family, friends, pets, and my most loathsome enemies—the door-to-door solicitations which knock at the most inopportune moments, set off the dogs and must be discouraged from bothering us.

Creating the Write Space

You may say, but those are easy to take care of. Send the spouse to work, the kiddo off to school and don’t answer the door. Sometimes that’s possible. Most of the time it isn’t. If the dogs are barking, it’s hard to ignore them. If the kiddo is at school and needs something, texting makes me thirty seconds away from a response, and even the spouse has moments—fun ones, bad ones, necessary ones—all things that need to be answered.

Kiddo needs a doctor’s appointment? That’s a phone call. Kiddo’s teacher needs a response on a grading assignment? Email which can’t be ignored. Bills have to be paid? Order is misplaced? Prescriptions picked up? Details—life is in the details—and they don’t stop because you’ve left the so-called real world for the life of your characters in a book.

The Loner’s Journey

The best moments, are when you, the loner, set off without distractions to see where the story goes. I’ve been so deep before, I didn’t hear the phone, I didn’t hear someone come in and yes, the dogs had to shove the desk away to get me to stop writing so they could go outside.

I have had the discussion with others before, the basic necessity of needing alone time. Of craving it. I don’t reject offers to do things with others because I don’t like them or what they want to do, sometimes, it’s purely for the story. I need to be alone so I can delve into that world without all the background noise of this one.

Lonely vs Alone

Now and then, writing does feel lonely. It doesn’t seem as though anyone else can comprehend the time sunk into the imagination, of the emotions experienced as the characters rise, fail, then rise again. When the story ends, when we type those last precious words The End, we sag with exhaustion. I refer to this as a time of post-book coma. The world comes back to us in splinters for our attention, and we’re walking around in a hazy cloud of satisfaction infused weariness.

It’s done. We can send it to the editor. We can breathe again. We can catch up on all the things we’ve had to set aside…until the next story opens on the fresh page on the computer and we dive back into a new world, a new adventure, a new set of characters.

We’re Not Alone

At the end of the day, we may be loners who write alone, but we are not lonely. Readers join us when the story is in their hands, they go on the journey, following the path we created and trust me, there is no greater compliment a writer can receive than to hear—I couldn’t put it down. I forgot to go to sleep. It wouldn’t let me go.

We know how that is, because the story doesn’t let us go either. Not until we’re done.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Love, Best Friend Style #NewRelease Wolf with Benefits #WolvesofWillowBend

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After graduating college and spending a summer breaking the law, Shiloh Sullivan needs to make amends and accomplish something for Willow Bend. When she returns home, her best friend—the wolfish and playful Matt Montgomery—distracts her. In an effort to make his mother feel better, Matt cons Shiloh into telling his mother that she came home for him. The little fib, he promises, is all his mother needs to feel better about his sister’s recent mating and exodus across the ocean. Pretending a relationship with a wolf is impossible and, while Shiloh might be human, she knows the rules…

The friendly-with-benefits arrangement suits Matt fine. It makes his mother happy, helps the pack forgive his best friend, and gives him a reason to pry into the secrets Shiloh’s been keeping. Still, the closer they get and the more rules they break, the more Matt’s wolf wants to change their con game into a mating game. Two problems stand in his way—Shiloh’s very human parents never wanted their children to take the bite, and a wolf from across the line has his eye on her, too. Can Matt keep his best friend and mate her too?

Released previously in the Romancing the Wolf set.