Friday, July 18, 2014

A Happy and Harmless Anniversary to Melissa Schroeder

I’ve known Mel for years, and I’ve had the great good fortune to hang out with her, chat with her on the phone (sometimes for hours) and even to crash at her house after a long drive and she had to welcome an exhausted, bibbling idiot into her home. She’s easily one of my favorite people. But before I knew her as my friend, I knew her as one of my favorite authors.

I enjoyed the first Harmless book, and she blew me away with the second because the heroine was someone I disliked heartily in the first book. The next three were equally as well done and I kept cheering them on, but when she hooked me? Well, to this day (and several Harmless books later), my favorite remains: A Little Harmless Submission with Rome and Maria.
Have you read the book? Here’s the blurb:

For a tough as nails Dom hunting a sadistic serial killer is nothing compared to losing his heart.

Harmless #6

Rome Carino is hunting a predator. One who likes to hurt submissives, and the most popular BDSM club’s patrons are being targeted. With each fresh kill he gets more brazen. Rome knows he just needs one little break, but before he can make headway, the FBI shows up. Worse, the uptight, buttoned-down Special Agent Maria Callahan suggests a plan that is dangerous, but worth it because it might just catch the killer. If Rome can keep his mind on the case and off the beautiful FBI agent, he'll be just fine.

Maria is still trying to step out of her legendary father's shadow and knows just how to do it. Luring the killer by posing as Rome's new sub seems like a good idea. That is, until undercover becomes real life and she finds herself tangled up with a man who amazes and scares her at the same time. Her growing attraction to the Honolulu Police Detective is a little too much to handle. Even knowing that, she can't help falling in love with the tough Dom and losing herself in the games they play in the bedroom.

Rome is overwhelmed by his need for Maria. He has never had a sub respond to him the way she does, and no matter what he does, he feels himself slipping off that cliff into love. As their relationship starts to unfold, he realizes that he will do anything to win her heart, to convince her to become his sub for a lifetime. But before he can do anything, the killer turns his attention on Rome and the one thing he holds dear: Maria.

WARNING: The following book contains: A Dom who thinks he can do no wrong, a new sub who is about to teach him he can, palm trees, a trip or two to Rough ‘n Ready, a flirty Aussie Dom with questionable motives, old friends, and a new enemy. Yeah, it might be called Harmless, but you Addicts know it’s anything but.

Doesn’t it just reach out and grab you and make you want to pick it up? I’ve read this book a dozen times, easily. Like an old friend, I know I can open it up, pick a page and just start reading and I’m immediately transported to the island of Hawaii and this wonderful world once again. She married so many of my favorite elements into this book. So while I will always love what Mel writes whether it’s Harmless, Santini, Semper Fi or any of the some fifty plus books, A Little Harmless Submission will always hold a special place in my heart.

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Thursday, June 12, 2014

Thank You For #GoingRoyal

I wanted to take a moment to say thank you to everyone who has read Going Royal from when the first book released in January to today! This is one of those series that I fell in love with from the first draft. I have often said that writing Some Like it Royal and Some Like it Scandalous were pure magic. Each book in this series has been. As I write this, I'm working on the fifth book, and I am grinning ear to ear. For a limited time, Some Like it Royal is on sale for $0.99 and ranked 14 on Barnes and Noble and #47 on Amazon overall. I cannot thank you enough for taking the time to meet the Andraste Royal Family.

Enjoy the magic, I know I am.

On sale for a limited time! Meet Alyx and Daniel for $0.99!

Monday, June 9, 2014

Some Like It On #Sale - Spend Some Time Going Royal with Alyx and Daniel

On sale for a limited time! Meet Alyx and Daniel for $0.99!

It’s The Role of a Lifetime…

Living out of a car and waiting tables to make ends meet is hardly the stuff of fairy tales. So when a gorgeous man approaches Alyx Dagmar with a wild story about her royal lineage and an even wilder proposition, the aspiring actress is sure he’s got the wrong woman.
Self-made billionaire Daniel Voldakov needs connections before he can expand his software business into Europe. A blue-blooded fiancĂ©e would open all the right doors—and Daniel’s certain he can tempt the pretty but penniless Princess Alyxandretta to accept the part she was born to play.
Alyx can’t resist Daniel’s offer, and throws herself into the role. But as the paparazzi fall in love with their “storybook romance,” Alyx finds herself drawn to Daniel in ways she’d never imagined. Are his returned affections true, or all just part of the plan?  He’ll do anything it takes to prove his love, and to make her see that the only happily ever after he wants is with her…the real her.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Brave Are the Lonely is our #SexySaturday Moment

Mariska stared at him, her mouth open in silent horror.
He stalked forward, tongue lolling against his teeth. He smelled no one else, just her.
She was alone.
Lashed by sturdy ropes to the back wheel of her wagon.
Face to face, he glared at her.
The stink of her fear clogged his nose. The wolf arched his head, enjoying the tart scent of it.
“What the hell?” Kid stumbled to a halt next to him. A hand pressed to his head as though staving off the ache. Like the wolf, he stared at Mariska.
“Let me go.” His spitting kitten recovered from the shock stippling her features.
“I didn’t tie you up, ma’am.” Kid groaned. “And until I know who did and why the hell I feel like this, I think you can stay right there.”
Cody growled.
Mariska’s gaze darted back to him. His lips peeled back from his teeth.
She’d better start explaining.
“What does it want?” Mariska directed her words at Kid, but she never stopped staring at Cody. Even as the musk of her fear peaked, her gaze didn’t waver. The wolf approved, even as it irritated him. She should bow her head.
She should beg.
She hurt them.
No, Cody reasoned, even as the wolf’s fury choked him. She drugged them. It wasn’t quite the same as hurting.
The wolf didn’t care for reason. It was close enough.
“Explain.” Kid didn’t bother with a smile or diplomacy. His ashen face and wobbling words carried sickness in them.
Cody growled.
Yes. Explain.
“Now.” Now.
Wolf and boy echoed the same thought.
Mariska swallowed. “Will you at least release me?”
“No.” Kid squatted, one hand dropping to the ground as though to steady himself. “What did you do?”
“It was a sleeping draught. Naught else.”
Mariska’s gaze darted to Kid. Cody growled. No, she would not look at him.
“And it was to make you sleep, I told you that last evening.” This time she directed her words at Cody.
“So if we were asleep, why are you tied up?”
The woman went mute and Cody lunged forward, nose-to-nose. Mariska blanched as his breath touched her cheek. The wolf rumbled his approval. Now, she was paying attention.
“My father accused me of breaking our guesting laws. This is my punishment.”
“To be lashed to a wagon?” Kid made no move to intercede on her behalf. The boy needed answers, too. Cody wouldn’t hurt her.
“No.” Mariska growled the word and spared a momentary glance at Kid before Cody surged up to block her line of sight. She would need to learn to stop doing that.
“No, my punishment was to be left for Cody. He won me through blood and bone and I have twice harmed him with betrayal coated in friendship and guesting. I am to belong to him.”
Pleasure and annoyance thudded side-by-side against his heart. The wolf was content with the idea of ripping her throat out, but Cody stayed him. His kitten was furious, embarrassment riding high in the color of her cheeks, just barely edging out the fear stinking the air. She’d been abandoned by her people for her crime.
That was a hell of a punishment in and of itself.
“She’s telling the truth,” Kid said out loud, not that Cody needed the confirmation. The boy wavered to his feet, but Mariska was smart this time, she didn’t look at him. So Cody turned his head.
The boy looked like hell.
“I’m going to throw up. You want to get out of those ropes. Make nice with Cody. He’s pissed.” Kid began to stumble away.
“You’re leaving me here?” Mariska’s shriek stung Cody’s ears and his head whipped around.
“Next time, don’t drug me and I’ll untie you.” Kid waved her off and moments later the sound of his retching filled the air.
The wolf stared at Mariska.

What the hell am I going to do with you?

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Dark Fates #ParanormalRomance #BoxSet Releasing in August

August is definitely going to be a hot month. I've already introduced you to the new wolves coming August 1st, and Going Royal book three releasing August 25th, now check out:

Dark Fates - Coming August 12th!

Dark Fates: An All New Paranormal Romance Boxed Set

Six brand new, hot paranormal romance stories from USA Today and bestselling authors. Alpha heroes and heroines with dark pasts and the need to find their own happy ever after will draw you in and make you turn to the next page.

THE HUNTED HEART by USA Today Bestselling Author Carrie Ann Ryan
Emeline might have been alive hundreds of years, but she’s never really lived. Noah has known Emeline was his mate since he first saw her, only he doesn’t know if she feels the same. When he finally takes that final step, he’ll have to pray she finds the connection and overcomes the past she thought she’d lost years ago.

JACKAL’S MEASURE by USA Today Bestselling Author Marie Harte
Tortured by the god of chaos for centuries, Tariq knows only duty to numb the pain. When he’s sent to collect Eden, a sexy human accused of interfering in the Games of the Gods, his missing heart beats again. But love may not be enough to save them.

ALPHA’S SACRIFICE by Rebecca Royce
Hayden Chaucer is determined to make the best life possible for his pack and is ill-prepared to discover his true mate waiting for him in his home. Worse, his mate, Chelsea, has fled the True Believers, and her ability to see the future may cost them their present.

A submissive wolf who lost it all finds herself in a mating dance with the very dominant senior enforcer who will stop at nothing to claim her.

SANGUE FEVER by Ann Mayburn
Drifting without a purpose, vampire Lisabetta finds herself yearning for something more. She finds it while hunting for her next donor. Things are not quite as they seem when she seduces an older mortal man and finds herself in danger of falling in love for the first time in centuries.

All Jubilee Spector wants is to save her brother. The last thing she expects is to stumble into a dark world and another’s war. But Fox Arada is so much more than a man, and her secret threatens to change the Watchers’ world forever.