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Open Thread for Authors (Author Promo)

I know, this is way late. I’m terribly sorry to all those Authors with August releases!

The rules for Author Promo Night Open Thread are as follows:

  • The book has to be released in that month (i.e., anything released during the last week of April would be a May release)
  • You can post for yourself or you can have a friend post for you if the idea of posting about your book paralyzes you .
  • No self published authors unless you write romance. No, I am not a POD hater, I am just thinking about the manageability of the thread.
  • Think about the readership. I.e., does your non fiction book about psoriasis really fit?
  • This one is more of a guideline than a rule, but be smart about your comment because if it is just a link to your website and the title of your book, I doubt you are going to get any interest.
  • DA reserves the right to delete the post if it promotes objectionable content (i.e., no daddy/daughter incest recommends are going to be allowed. Sorry.)

That’s it. Post away.

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com

27 Comments

  1. Shiloh Walker
    Aug 15, 2008 @ 15:48:51

    Ohhhh… I got one!

    *G*

    VICIOUS VIXEN

    He's given one chance at redemption-’hers and his.

    Hired killer, Vixen Markham doesn't have any illusions about life or love. Unable to trust even the one man she lets into her heart, she makes a decision that she'll regret for the rest of her life-’which won't be much longer by the looks of things. Loaded with vengeance and a small arsenal of weapons, she's ready to face up to her past and say goodbye to her future, until she's confronted by a pair of eyes she could never forget.

    Graeme Mackenzie Lawson lived a hard life. Hard on himself and harder on those who got in his way. Betrayed and murdered, he's given one chance at redemption-’but not for himself-’for the woman he loved, the woman who killed him.

    Can he keep Vixen safe, when she seems determined to lose her life-’and her soul?

    Warning: The following contains violence, hot sex and one vicious vixen.

    Available now from Samhain Publishing

    edited…because I’m an airhead in a rush…very hazardous

  2. roslynholcomb
    Aug 15, 2008 @ 16:06:26

    Oh man, Shiloh beat me to the punch! :D

    My book, Try A Little Tenderness, was released a few days ago. This is my first book with Loose-Id, and I must say that they are a class act from top to bottom. The editorial staff worked diligently to help me make this a better book, and I really appreciate their efforts.

    Here’s the blurb:

    A struggling college student by day and stripper by night, Lola Bordenaux is definitely not looking for love, until one day it literally sweeps her off her feet…and into the nearest Emergency Room. It’s impossible to resist the unconditional love and unbelievably hot sex offered by her former professor, Peter Koss. Intrigued by the possibilities presented by a virginal mate, Lola can’t wait to mold him into the perfect lover.

    Lucky for her, this boy genius learns quickly and is very good with his hands, his mouth, and assorted other body parts. Giddy with their newfound love, they quickly move in together, but Lola can’t resist the appeal of the strip club, and their relationship is trashed in her wake.

    Five years later, older, wiser, and determined to achieve all her ambitions Lola returns to the school and the man she has always wanted. But it will take more than apologies to win him back. First, they’ll have to fight together for their lives.

    Allow me a moment to squee over the fabulous April Martinez cover. Normally, I’m not one to get all hot and bothered over such things, but hot is hot!

    And here’s the link to the excerpt:
    http://www.loose-id.net/RHHTrALiTeex.aspx

    I love this story for many reasons, for one thing it’s my first e-book. I like the process of e-book publishing very much, and hope to do more of them in the future. I also love these characters, and I’ve had a lifelong interest in viruses and the history altering nature of pandemics. I hope that others share a similar interest.

    http://www.loose-id.net/detail.aspx?ID=772

    Available now from Loose-Id

  3. Karen Templeton
    Aug 15, 2008 @ 16:51:24

    My new Special Edition series, WED IN THE WEST, starts this month with A Mother’s Wish. Here’s the blurb from my website:

    Nine years ago, Winnie Porter tore herself away from the open adoption agreement allowing her at least some contact with the infant son she was forced to give up. Now, after her dictatorial grandmother's death, she's suddenly driven to seek out the boy, just to make sure he's okay. What she doesn't know, when she finds Robbie in tiny Tierra Rosa, New Mexico, is that his adoptive mother died the year before, leaving both Robbie and his father – Aidan Black, a landscape artist known as the “Irish Cowboy” – still reeling.

    At Winnie's sudden, and very unwelcome appearance, Aidan demands that Winnie leave before causing the still-grieving child any more pain. Except the very heavens seem to be conspiring to keep her there, until she and Robbie become friends…until the reclusive, chronically grouchy Aidan realizes that the light and laughter so conspicuously absent since June's death has miraculously returned.

    Except, when Robbie discovers his new “friend's” true identity, how can Aidan both protect his son and claim the one thing he never thought would be his, again? Perhaps he can…with a little help from above?

    You can read an excerpt at my website , and The Good, the Bad and the Unread just reviewed it today.

    (Now here’s hoping the links work!)

  4. Jessica Freely
    Aug 15, 2008 @ 16:54:09

    Hi Roslyn! Big wave from another new Loose-Id author.

    My first release just came out two weeks ago, and I also have had a wonderful experience with them. VIRGIN is an m/m paranormal shapeshifter novella: http://www.loose-id.com/detail.aspx?ID=758

    Blurb: When Joam, a shape-shifter with otherworldly sexual powers, makes love with hustler Blake, neither realizes they are foiling the plans of a cabal of sorcerers. Now, Blake has robbed them of their virgin sacrifice and they want retribution in blood.

    Excerpt:

    “– I’m a hustler. A gay hustler.”

    Joam couldn’t help it. He smiled then forced himself to look back at the road. They were in town now, just passing Sam’s. “Don’t worry,” he said. “You’ve been nice to me. You shared your food with me. I would never hurt you. I –” He glanced over again, his last words unspoken. I want to make love with you.

    The worry lines creasing Blake’s forehead relaxed. He smiled back. “You’re a good guy, Joam. I’m lucky I found you.”

    Sweating, Joam brought the truck to a stop at the blinking red light. The way Blake was looking at him — so open and friendly — he felt…seen, for the first time since his mom died. This was better than Jasper January. Suddenly brave, he said, “I don’t have any money, but…I could fix your car for free.”

    Blake blinked in surprise.

    Not wanting to see the distaste in his face, Joam looked away and concentrated on pulling the truck into the parking lot of the service station. What was he doing? What if Blake agreed but only because he had no choice? What was he going to do then? Let Blake “service” him because he held the power of car repair over him? Was that what he wanted?

    Blake’s tenor voice came to him, sweet and warm. “I think I understand what you’re suggesting, Joam, and I think that would be lovely.”

    The words unleashed a torrent of emotion inside him and undid the last of his restraint. Lovely! He slammed the truck into park, heedless of the Olds on the hitch, which lurched forward with a crunch and a splintering of glass. The headlights. Fuck it. Higgs had some good ones, he’d steal ‘em and install them when he did the other repair. His hands shook as he fumbled with his seatbelt and at last got it off.

    He threw himself across the seat, grabbed Blake by the shoulders and kissed him hard. Blake’s lips were soft and his stubble scraped against Joam’s cheek, igniting every nerve in his face. Blake’s shoulders beneath his hands were round and hard, like twin boulders. Their mutual arousal perfumed the close air of the truck cab and made Joam drunk. His dick, already sore from near-constant arousal, throbbed painfully. He took a deep breath and fought for control. It would be so easy to lose himself. As if of their own volition, his hands sought out the fly of Blake’s shorts. “What…what do we do first?”

    Blake’s hands, warm and strong, closed over his fingers and squeezed, stilling their frantic efforts. “First, we go someplace private. Is there someplace we can go where we won’t be interrupted?”

    His heart sank, thinking of his cot. He didn’t even have a curtain to close off the corner. Higgs could come in at any time and find them. Frustration brought tears to his eyes.

    “Hey,” Blake’s voice was as gentle as the hand that stroked the side of his face. “What about that motel you mentioned? Could we go there?”

    “I don't have any money.”

    “I have enough, for tonight anyway.”

    Joam blinked, disbelieving. “But you’re… I’m supposed to pay you.”

    “You’re going to fix my car, remember? Besides, I’m going to have to pay for the room anyway. I need a place to sleep tonight.” Blake’s voice and his gentle hands calmed Joam. “It’s okay.”

    Joam believed him.
    ——————————————————————–
    Jessica Freely

    My Publishers:
    Loose Id:
    http://www.loose-id.com/searchresult.aspx?CategoryID=431

    Torquere:
    http://www.torquerebooks.com/zencart/index.php?manufacturers_id=119&main_page=index

    Visit me at my blog for m/m news, culture and free fiction: http://friskbiskit.com

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  5. kirsten saell
    Aug 15, 2008 @ 17:15:57

    Here’s my Red Hot! fantasy romance, Healer’s Touch, out next Tuesday from Samhain:

    She's determined to break his eight centuries of celibacy-’at any cost!

    Darjhian healer Aru has been in exile for eight hundred years, barred from the Deathless Land and parted from his wife. Now fallen from grace and no longer immortal, he can never return to her.

    Yet he cleaves to his marriage vow and holds himself apart from everyone-’especially Viera, the former prostitute whose sexual energy provides the power needed for his healing work. She presents a temptation he must constantly hold at bay if he's to keep to his vow.

    Viera isn't interested in fighting temptation. She wants Aru. He wants her. What could be simpler? After three frustrating months working with him, her need for him has reached the breaking point. He claims he can never touch a woman again, but Viera isn't the type to take no for an answer.

    Over four glorious nights, she shows Aru everything he's denied himself for eight centuries. But a shadow hangs over their passion. Aru is keeping secrets about the nature of his mortality. And now he faces a terrible choice…

    Break Viera's heart, or risk destroying her with the knowledge of what he truly is.

    Warning: This title contains: graphic sex, including anal sex, f/f and m/f/f; bad language; inappropriate use of a kitchen work surface; flagrant tickling of ivory; and a wagon-load of good, old-fashioned voyeurism.

    You can check out an excerpt at Samhain, or a spicier one at my website or my blog.

    Thanks!

  6. Jennifer Estep
    Aug 15, 2008 @ 18:05:27

    The second book in my Bigtime superheroes series, Hot Mama, is out this month in mass market and the third book in the series, Jinx, will debut in mass market on Sept. 2 — only a few weeks away now.

    The Bigtime books feature sexy superheroes, evil ubervillains, and smart, sassy women looking for love. Here’s some info on Hot Mama:

    She can melt steel – and men’s hearts …

    By day, Fiona Fine is a successful couture designer, catering to the high society players of Bigtime, New York. By night, she’s Fiera, a superstrong superhero who can create and manipulate fire with her bare hands. Fiera, along with the other members of the heroic Fearless Five, make life miserable for the ubervillains who want to take over the city.

    But Fiona’s personal life isn’t so fine. She still misses her fiancé, who was killed by ubervillains a year ago. But men admire Fiona’s smoking assets, and she decides to get back in the dating game – especially after she meets Johnny Bulluci. But this notorious playboy has plenty of secrets to go along with his sexy smile. And, with two new ubervillains in town who are intent on raising hell, Fiona’s love life might just crash and burn …

    Want more info? Visit http://www.jenniferestep.com to read excerpts of all the Bigtime books, get character quotes, and much more.

  7. Cat Kane
    Aug 15, 2008 @ 21:25:21

    BEST LAID PLANS, my contemporary M/M romance is available Monday, August 18th, from Liquid Silver Books.

    Here’s the blurb!

    Sometimes, nothing goes according to plan…

    Wedding co-ordinator Eliott doesn’t think his nose-diving career can get much worse. After the wedding disaster of the decade, the last thing he needs is to get involved with his new client. Dylan’s wedding is supposed to be Eliott’s new start, his second chance, but not when it risks everything he’s worked for, everything he thought was right.

    Dylan never intended to fall for the wedding planner, and despite his `bride’s` encouragement he can’t bring himself to tell Eliott the truth behind their plans. If Eliott knew the real reason they’d approached him, everything would be ruined. But as time goes on and his feelings for Eliott deepen, how long can he keep pretending the wedding is nothing more than convenience?

    There’s an excerpt posted over at the Liquid Silver Forums, and once the book’s live on Monday there’ll be another sneak peek at my website!

  8. Barbara Sheridan
    Aug 15, 2008 @ 21:49:06

    If anyone has a spare $2 and wants a quick MC read I offer up my short paranormal Come to Me pubbed yesterday by Red Rose Publishing

    On to the blurb:

    Miki Patterson took a job at a Japanese inn expecting to have an interesting life in an exotic land. Instead she became a transplanted Cinderella to a violent, lecherous employer and sought refuge in her dreams, in the arms of a shadowy samurai who thrilled her in ways no living man ever had.

    Yamaguchi Toshinada was a spirit who could not rest over the guilt that he failed in caring for his fiancée and her family following the overthrow of their domain during Japan’s 19th century civil war. When his beloved’s sprit returns to him in the mortal world he will do anything to keep her safe and remain by her side in anyway he can.

  9. Jackie
    Aug 15, 2008 @ 21:51:37

    The third book in the Hell on Earth series, HOTTER THAN HELL (Kensington/Zebra), has hit the shelves. This time, the narrator is the incubus Daunuan. (First person male, demon, sex on the brain — and he’s the **good** guy. Or at least, the antihero.)

    Here’s the blurb:

    In HELL’S BELLES and THE ROAD TO HELL, Jackie Kessler brought readers into an unforgettable Underworld populated by alluring demons and sexy devils. Now Daunuan, the most irresistible incubus of all, is facing one Hell of a challenge…

    So whose soul do you have to damn to get a promotion around here?

    Daunuan was never the ambitious type. There’s so much to love about his job just the way it is–mind-blowing sexual prowess, the power to seduce any human, excellent dental plan. But now Pan, the King of Lust, has offered to make Daun his right-hand incubus–a position other demons would give their left horn for. All he has to do is entice a soul destined for heaven into a damnable act of lust. Should take, oh, seven minutes, tops.

    Then he meets his target, Virginia Reed. She’s cute. Funny. Smart. Unfathomably resistant to his charms. He can’t understand it. But Daun has centuries of seduction to his credit. He’s the best there is. Sooner or later he’ll transform this polar icecap of a female into a pool of molten desire, and every instinct tells him she’ll be worth the effort.

    Meanwhile, he has to deal with a plague of rogue demons Hell-bent on taking him down, sent by an unknown enemy with a serious grudge. And one other problem: the dawning realization that he’s falling in love–that unholiest of four-letter words–with the woman he’s about to doom for all eternity…

    Heads up: though it’s marketed as a paranormal romance, HOTTER THAN HELL does not have a traditional HEA.

    For an except and other Hellish goodies, including Jezebel interviewing the characters of other authors, please visit my website.

    And remember: love your inner demon.

  10. Jordan Castillo Price
    Aug 16, 2008 @ 07:55:27

    The third installment of my M/M vampire hunter series is out this month — Channeling Morpheus: Manikin. Here’s the blurb-

    Marushka loves pretty things: lace and velvet, porcelain and pearls. She sews elaborate costumes for all of her dolls, and she spends hours arranging their hair just so. Her collection is growing; she's added a very pretty trinket, and his name is Michael. She can't wait to dress him up.

    Michael always suspected mentally ill vampires grew worse and worse as the years went by. He'd never realized how unhinged they could get.

    Now Michael is in way over his head. Will Wild Bill save him? Or was it only wishful thinking on Michael's part that their connection ran deeper than sex… or blood?

    Available now at Changeling Press

  11. Kathryn Smith
    Aug 16, 2008 @ 09:50:27

    I have a new book out! It’s my first romantic urban fantasy and it’s #1 in a trilogy about Dawn Riley, half-mortal daughter of Morpheus, god of dreams. Here’s the back blurb:

    “You may call it a dream job . . .

    And in some ways, you’d be right. I actually get paid to study people’s dreams. It comes much easier than my employers at the Sleep Center suspect; after all, I, Dawn, am the daughter of the king of the dream world, and I can roam the dreams of others, battling the nightmares that plague them.

    I call it a nightmare . . .

    Honestly, I could use a good night’s sleep. But ever since I met Noah Clarke, I’m even more torn between the two worlds: smart, sexy, and able to control his own dreams, Noah could be my perfect man-’except he’s being stalked in his sleep by an unearthly evil, hell-bent on destroying him . . . and the entire world.”

    Dawn’s a Nightmare — a dreamworld guardian. But she’s going to have to learn the rules of her world if she ever wants to fit in — and Dawn really wants to find her place, wherever it is. The only one of her kind, she can move between this world and the Dreaming like other people move between rooms. Unfortunately for Dawn, people are scared of what she is, and no matter what she does, there always seems to be someone waiting to take her down.

    BEFORE I WAKE is available now at Amazon, BN, Borders etc. It’s published by Avon.

  12. K. Z. Snow
    Aug 16, 2008 @ 19:14:01

    I have a not-quite-old-fashioned ghost story coming out August 22 from Changeling Press. It’s title is Gray Man. Here’s da blurb:

    Emma Moore's vacation along the lower New England seaboard had everything to do with bolstering her flagging relationship and nothing to do with finding ghosts. But when an eerie entry written in archaic script shows up in her diary, she suspects it might be related to the shadowy figure suddenly clinging to her boyfriend's back.

    A shockingly orgasmic ride on a theme-park roller coaster and the mystifying utterances of a psychic stranger only strengthen Emma's suspicion that something, or someone, is going bump -’ and hump -’ in the night. Getting to the bottom of this disturbing yet compelling phenomenon seems her only recourse.

    Leaving Alan, her lawyer-boyfriend, behind in Boston to pursue his work and possibly an affair, Emma returns to the historic Connecticut inn where the intensely passionate Gray Man first appeared. What she discovers and experiences there bring her the most wrenching sadness and exhilarating hope she's ever known . . . and the realization that there are no bounds in time and space any more than there are in the ocean that lies beyond her window.

  13. K. Z. Snow
    Aug 16, 2008 @ 19:39:55

    I meant, of course, “its title”, but was going to type “it’s called”. Whoops on me!

  14. Angelia Sparrow
    Aug 17, 2008 @ 00:39:24

    Nikolai has been reissued.
    http://www.darkroastpress.com/nikolai.php

    Blurb:
    Nikolai is a kinky gay Pygmalion set in a Dark Future America.

    James Ligatos is a man with an unusual hobby. He turns promising young criminals into world leaders. His latest project is Nicholas Boyd, formerly Nikolai of the Revenant street gang.

    But the little killer-turned-file-clerk is much more than Ligatos and his staff bargained for. As Kentucky attempts to secede from the Confederated States of America and rejoin the United States, Nick’s skills and the group’s training are put to the ultimate test, and the price of failure is death

    It reviewed well several places in first release: Literary Nymphs, Obsidian Bookshelf and Rainbow Reviews. And it’s currently nominated for a Darrell Award, the Memphis SF/Fantasy/Horror award.

  15. Terri Brisbin
    Aug 17, 2008 @ 20:20:45

    I’m pleased to share that I have a new book out — POSSESSED BY THE HIGHLANDER is an August Harlequin Historical release and available in stores, online and even in ebook formats!

    Here’s a bit about the story:

    The Peacemaker he was called and Duncan MacLerie was known for seeking peace no matter the cost and for keeping his word. Now, the cost of peace is marriage to the laird’s disgraced sister–a woman called the Robertson Harlot.

    Marian Robertson has borne the disgrace of her reputation for five years, since the birth of her daughter and her exile from her family. Now returned to her clan, she’s lived a quiet life until the MacLerie’s man arrived to negotiate a new treaty.

    Can the new love growing between them be strong enough when the secrets of the past are revealed and everyone they hold dear is threatened?

    The Good, The Bad and The Ugly reviewed it and had this to say

    If you’re looking for an emotional and sexy historical romance, I hope you’ll take a look!

    Terri

    http://www.terribrisbin.com

  16. Lindsay Townsend
    Aug 18, 2008 @ 03:58:35

    If you like historical romance with unusual settings, try my FLAVIA’S SECRET, out now!

    Hi,
    If you like historical romance with unusual settings and different time periods, why not take a look at my latest, FLAVIA’S SECRET, released by Bookstrand of Siren-Bookstrand and awarded 4.5 Red Roses by Red Roses For Authors? The novel takes place in Bath in Ancient Roman Britain in AD206
    Here’s the blurb, opening and book details. Hope you enjoy it!
    http://www.bookstrand.com/authors/lindsaytownsend/fs.asp
    Best wishes, Lindsay Townsend
    Here’s the blurb and an extract:
    Flavia’s Secret Blurb
    Spirited young scribe Flavia hopes for freedom. She and her fellow slaves in Aquae Sulis (modern Bath) have served the Lady Valeria for many years, but their mistress' death brings a threat to Flavia's dream: her new master Marcus Brucetus, a charismatic, widowed officer toughened in the forests of Germania. Flavia finds him overwhelmingly attractive but she is aware of the danger. To save her life and those of her ‘family' she has forged a note from her mistress. If her deception is discovered, all the slaves may die.
    For his part torn between attraction and respect, Marcus will not force himself on Flavia. Flavia by now knows of his grief over the deaths of his wife Drusilla and child. But how can she match up to the serene, flame-haired Drusilla?
    As the wild mid-winter festival of Saturnalia approaches, many lives will be changed forever.
    Genre: Historical Romance
    Length: 83,000 words
    “When I researched this novel, I was haunted by the fact that a slave could be crucified if a master or mistress died in suspicious circumstances. My Flavia is a slave driven to a desperate act to protect herself and others. Marcus, also scarred by loss, must come to terms with his own less than Roman past.” ~Lindsay~

    Cover Art by Jinger Heaston
    OUT NOW
    FLAVIA’S SECRET
    LINDSAY TOWNSEND
    BOOKSTRAND
    ISBN: 1-60601-082-4
    E-book $5.99
    http://www.bookstrand.com/authors/lindsaytownsend/fs.asp
    EXCERPT

    Chapter 1

    Britannia, 206 A.D.

    Flavia was sweeping leaves when he came out of the villa. Carrying a brazier, he strolled down the steps and passed the frosted lavender bushes with that loose-limbed stride of his, looking as if he owned the place. Which he did, she conceded. Marcus Brucetus now owned the villa and everyone inside it.
    She clutched the broom close and darted behind one of the columns fringing the square courtyard and its central open space, whispering, ‘Please.'
    Please do not see me, she meant. She wanted him to leave, to be an absentee landlord of this small estate in provincial Britannia. It would be safer for everyone if he left. He had been watching her at the funeral, scrutinizing her with thoughtful dark eyes. She hoped he had forgotten her since then.
    She risked peeping round the column. He had set the brazier in the middle of the courtyard, beside the ivy-clad statue of the god Pan, and was coaxing the fire into leaping tongues of flame. In the red glow of dawn and the orange glare of the brazier, she could see him plainly: tall and long legged, his simple dark red tunic showing off muscular shoulders. Above tanned, lean features his short, dark brown hair looked as tough and straight as a boar's pelt. He was a tribune, off-duty and no longer in armor, but still a soldier and a Roman, one of the conquerors of her country.
    ‘Come here, Flavia,' he said quietly, without raising his head.
    Disconcerted at being discovered and more so by his remembering her name, Flavia stepped out of the shadows of the peristyleand approached, her rag-shod feet soundless on the icy gravel path.
    ‘Gaius said that I would find you out here.'
    Another shock, she thought. He spoke her language perfectly.

    Please visit my website at http://www.lindsaytownsend.com
    and my blog at http://lindsaysbookchat.blogspot.com

  17. Michele Hart
    Aug 18, 2008 @ 09:00:28

    Greetings Fans of Greek Mythology and Fantasy!

    I'm excited and queasy to announce the e-book release of my Greek Mythology novella, NO FUNNY STUFF! , a tale for the Muse of Comedy, brought to you by The Wild Rose Press. Currently #4 on The Wild Rose Press’s Bestsellers List!

    Something’s Rotten at the Gates of Heaven

    Under conspiratorial inspiration of Olympian thrones, Thalia, the Muse of Comedy,
    sends a blessing of love and laughter to Drew Murphy, a young man cursed to a short and miserable life.
    But when her favorite messenger Daisy Sullivan accidentally launches the magic
    –wrong time, wrong place, wrong method, wrong everything!-’
    Thalia must force to light buried secrets of a millennia-old family curse
    and face down a most vengeful Immortal on his own battlefield
    if she wishes to free both Drew and Daisy from an unJust fate.

    Ares, the ruthless God of War, loves only one thing as much as he loves bloodshed….
    How’s Thalia supposed to make THAT funny?
    At least, she’s wearing her best sandals!
    ***

    Buy Link: http://www.thewildrosepress.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=925
    $3! What a bargain for so many giggles!

    Meet the Muses!
    Check out the other tales of the 9 Greek Muses of Inspiration in the upcoming anthology, Song of the Muses!
    http://www.michelehart.com/songofthemuses.htm

    Writing, Tragedy, Music!
    Astronomy, Erotic Love, Dance!
    History, Comedy, Glorious Praise!
    Song of the Muses anthology presents a
    tale of Romance for every muse,
    both Historicals and Contemporaries for every taste.
    Don’t Miss Them!

    Have a magical day,

    Michele Hart
    Sci-Fi/Fantasy Romance Author
    http://www.ILoveShapeShifters.Com/

  18. Jade James
    Aug 18, 2008 @ 13:24:22

    The sequel to You, Me, and Dupree titled KIDNAPPED will release on Tuesday, 8/26 at http://www.loose-id.com

    Here’s the blurb:

    Sierra Rand is trying desperately to move on with her life. But an invitation to Fantasy Island to meet Van and Trance has her running. She intends to stay hidden for a while. But Van kidnaps her and it becomes a losing battle when Van and Roman both use their sex appeal to enslave her.

    Van Merck is angry that Sierra decided to run before giving them a chance. His domineering attitude takes over, and instead of taking her departure as a sign that Sierra wants nothing to do with him nor Roman, he kidnaps her. Sparks fly as they first meet, and he's willing to do anything to make sure Sierra ends up a permanent part of their lives.

    Roman Trance goes along with Van's idea of kidnapping Sierra. The immense attraction he feels toward her equals the lust he has for Van. And he's intent on wooing her with his gentle patience because he has no intention of choosing between Van or Sierra.

    It’s a menage with m/m involved. :-)

    For an excerpt, you can join my newsletter only group through my website.

    Thanks,

    Jade James

  19. Leila Brown
    Aug 18, 2008 @ 13:28:17

    My newest release Sacrifice.

    What would you give up for the one you love? Your past? Your future? Your life? Your soul?

    Ex-Navy Seal, Sienna James, trained with the best of the best. She held them while they died right in front of her. Her last mission was the breaking point.
    Elias doesn't remember how old he is, or the date he was born.

    He only remembers two dates. The date he was changed and the date he was cursed. Cursed with a never-ending hunger, which can only be satisfied by the blood of one family. Hers.

    Sienna is his last chance at redemption. But when dangers from Sienna's past resurfaces, he'll have to choose between breaking the curse and saving Sienna.

    If you would like to check it out CLICK HERE.

    Leila Brown
    http://www.leilabrown.com
    leilabrown.blogspot.com
    ~Addictive Erotic Romance You Can’t Resist~

  20. Rose Pressey
    Aug 18, 2008 @ 20:00:06

    My new book, Me and My Ghoulfriends is available now!

    There’s always fun to be had on a ghoul’s night out.

    By day, Larue Donavan is a down-to-earth bookstore owner. But by night, she’s a world-renowned psychic investigator dedicated to helping lost spirits find peace. Dead people won’t leave her alone and Abraham Lincoln thinks he’s in charge of her lovelife.

    Larue can handle ghosts and undead presidents. It’s the living that drive her crazy. When Callahan Weiss moves to town, the handsome newcomer opens a coffee shop right next door. She’s smitten from the start, but she’s not the only one — The boutique owner across the street has her eye on Callahan too, and uses witchcraft to fight dirty. When Callahan gets hit by a love spell, Larue will need more than a little help from her ghoul-friends to save the day…

    You can check it out here: http://www.lyricalpress.com/me_and_my_ghoulfriends.html

    http://www.rosepressey.com
    http://www.rosepressey.blogspot.com

  21. Renee Knowles
    Aug 19, 2008 @ 00:18:01

    Thanks for this opportunity! My new contemporary erotic romance series, Pleasures, Inc., launched on August 4th with the release of the first book, Guilty Pleasures.

    The series revolves around a male escort service where the hottest men fulfill your steamiest fantasies and they are there for your pleasure only…

    Here is a blurb of Guilty Pleasures:

    Diana Grady stayed away from love, pouring her energy into making her escort service, Pleasures, Inc., a success. Until she hires sexy, intelligent Nick Duvane. She can’t resist Nick’s sensual words and steamy caresses. Then she discovers Nick is an undercover reporter who could destroy her company-’and her heart.

    It is available from Siren Publishing. You can read an excerpt here: http://reneeknowles.com/guilty_pleaures.html

    Thanks for letting me share!

    Renee Knowles
    Sensual, Sassy and Slightly Sinful
    Going Topless-”A must read.”–5 Stars–Euro-Reviews Out Now! Siren
    Courting Trouble–Regency Historical–A Wild Rose Press Bestseller!
    Guilty Pleasures–A Siren-Bookstrand Bestseller!
    http://www.reneeknowles.com

  22. Anika Hamilton
    Aug 19, 2008 @ 10:50:59

    Available August 27 from BookStrand: Reclaiming Nicola.

    Blurb for Reclaiming Nicola

    Nicola Bourdeaux is Victor's ultimate woman. She's smart, beautiful, and the sweetest person he's ever met. But when a rival firm gets a hold of confidential information and Victor loses a major lawsuit, he accuses Nicola of betraying him. His mistake leads to a major blow-up and break-up.

    Victor Weise is Nicola's ultimate man. He's intelligent, handsome, and the most arrogant man she's ever met. But when Victor accuses her of betrayal, Nicola is determined to a make a fresh start. She accepts an offer for a teaching position out of state, convinced she needed to get as far away as quickly as possible.

    But before she leaves, she gets a request to visit the Weise residence. Hoping to gain some closure, Nicola accepts. But Victor has some tricks up his sleeve.

    Will one afternoon be enough for Victor to reclaim Nicola?

    Anika; Erotic Romance Author
    http://www.anikahamilton.com
    Lust Bites: Good For Something – Available now from Total-E-Bound
    Dessert Box – Available now from BookStrand
    Reclaiming Nicola – Available from BookStrand August 27, 2008

  23. Savanna Kougar
    Aug 19, 2008 @ 13:28:05

    Hi, thanks for this wonderful opportunity. I have two new releases this month.
    My first release was on August 8 ~

    …a fire-shooting fierce woman…a shapeshifting prince of a stallion…and the tangerine aphrodisiac winds on a world far away…

    Tangerine Carnal Dreams

    Author: Savanna Kougar
    Artist: Jinger Heaston

    ISBN: 978-1-60168-127-0
    Genre: Erotic Fantasy Paranormal
    Publisher: Aspen Mountain Press
    Publication Date: 08/08/2008
    Sexual Content: Erotic

    Synopsis:

    Corporal Kattalonia is a galactic enforcer-agent for her home world. Her father has just been accused of treason. She chases after the villain in an old rickety craft. Recovering her father's stolen data cube will exonerate him, and halt the sale of top level secrets. The trouble, the villain's trail leads to Yemisque, a world of tangerine carnal dreams. Great place to hide out. Great place for the erotic adventures of your choice.

    Prince Ziocese, Bad Boy Extraordinaire has discovered his one woman. She shoots fire from her palm and is not an equine shifter, a mate his royal parents won't accept.. Renegade from his world, he still honors his sacred tradition, chasing her half-way across the galaxy. He will do anything to help her, to protect her. Whether she lets him or not. Trouble is he can't catch her to prove himself. Or, to possess her with extreme pleasure.

    Read an excerpt of Tangerine Carnal Dreams

    http://www.aspenmountainpress.com/new-releases/tangerine-carnal-dreams/prod_165.html

    My second release was on August 13 ~

    WHERE ANGELS FEAR TO TREAD, 2012 Earth

    What happens ‘When a Good Angel Falls' ?

    Being an avid listener of Coast-to-Coast am, night talk radio, famous for its paranormal topics ~ the subject of 2012, the end of the Mayan calendar ~ is one of the hottest conversations going, and only gets hotter as we come closer and closer to what some people refer to as the endtimes.
    So, what if? What will occur on that magical and mystical winter solstice date of December 21, 2012 ~ that final day of the Mayan calendar?
    My novel When a Good Angel Falls, answers that question with Sedona and Volcano's unusual love story.

    Blurb & First Excerpt: When a Good Angel Falls

    Blurb: When a Good Angel Falls
    Winter Solstice, December 21, 2012 – The end of the Mayan Calendar
    What happens when a world weary, worn out incarnated angel, Sedona, who believes she is merely human has three choices after her old van breaks down? Let the Nazerazzi squad of the North American Union capture her and force her into a FEMA concentration camp? Walk out into the Arizona night desert, let the wildlife have a good meal, with the hope her death will be quick? Or does Sedona trust the mysterious stranger suddenly before her? Handsome as sin and all in black, he emerges from the darkness astride a super-speed black motorcycle.
    Is he her savior from the brutal hell of end times, or is he a roving cult member of the New World Order, hunting his next blood sacrifice?
    Sent from heaven to help her save humanity, Zerr Dann knows the Divine is playing its last card on Earth.
    [paranormal erotic romance]

    Savanna

    Savanna Kougar ~ Run on the Wild Side of Romance ~ http://savannakougar.com ~
    Tangerine Carnal Dreams…a fire-shooting fierce woman…a shapeshifting prince of a stallion…and the tangerine aphrodisiac winds on a world far away…Available from Aspen Mountain Press ~ http://aspenmountainpress.com ~
    When a Good Angel Falls ~ Where angels fear to tread, 2012 Earth…Is a stranger on a superspeed motorcycle her savior from the brutal endtimes? ~ available from BookStrand ~
    http://www.bookstrand.com/authors/savannakougar/wagaf.asp ~ http://www.bookstrand.com/

  24. Sydney Somers
    Aug 19, 2008 @ 22:10:07

    Unbreakable, the first book in my Shadow Destroyer series, releases in trade paperback on Tuesday, August 26th. Or if you’re a Kindle owner, you can download Unbreakable for FREE from now until Sunday, August 24th at Amazon’s Kindle Store.

    UNBREAKABLE
    Available from Samhain Publishing.

    Five years ago the man she loved died in her arms…or did he?

    Jordan McAdam leads an unusual double life. Police officer by day, vigilante by night. But Jordan isn’t interested in the average criminal. She stalks Shadow Demons, creatures who prey on the innocent, creatures whom she suspects are responsible for a string of bizarre sacrificial murders. Creatures who killed her partner and lover.

    Gage Campbell has spent the last few years on an elite team of Shadow Destroyers, hunting down the demons who changed his life-’and his DNA. Then an assignment leads him straight back to the woman he hasn’t been able to stop thinking about for five long years. The woman he had no choice but to leave behind.

    Is the man before her a mimic demon bent on tormenting her, or is it Gage returned from the dead? All Jordan knows is that the raging desire between them is real. Standing between them are years of secrets and hurt, and a love that just might have the power to bring them together. If the murder case they’re working on doesn’t separate them…permanently.

    Drop by my website to read an Excerpt!

  25. Charity Hegglund
    Aug 31, 2008 @ 21:52:02

    Tragedy & Triumph, my first novel, was just published. The genre is inspirational romance. Here is an excerpt, I hope you like it:

    Her hair had fallen out of its bun and was draped very becomingly over her shoulders. Her chest rose and fell, offering a tiny gap in her shirt with each intake of air. He did his best not to notice the red lace peeking out between the buttons, or the tiny smattering of freckles he could now see on her creamy skin in the daylight. “Well, if I'm disappointing you already, you'd better take me home this instant. This is my best stuff; it only goes downhill from here, no pun intended,” she grinned, gesturing at the hill they'd just run down. “Besides, you've already stopped coming after me anyway–I can take a hint.”

    “You can take a hint! I said I was ugly, and you subsequently took off running. I'm afraid I'm the one who needs to take a hint.” Her arms were crossed and he reached out and took hold of each elbow. His elegant fingers almost encircled her arms.

    You can see other excerpts at my web page charityhegglund.com

  26. JadeDe2
    Jan 24, 2010 @ 11:39:22

    Hello Everyone!
    I’m Dean and I’m new here. I’m glad to be part of this community. I already been in other forum but for me, this is the nicest community.
    Thanks.

  27. cashonline
    May 26, 2010 @ 18:17:25

    Hi everyone

    I’m new to this , but I guess I shall be spending quite a bit of time here as there seems to be so much going on! I’m hoping to make some new friends
    Keep smiling

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