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Open Thread for Authors (Author Promo) for August 2011

Welcome to the August Promotional Thread for Authors. What's this you say? I read quite a few blogs outside the romance blogosphere and many of the big ones have a daily open thread where the commenters drive the bus.

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 July would be a August 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.

Another long time reader who read romance novels in her teens, then took a long break before started back again about 15 years ago. She enjoys historical romance/fiction best, likes contemporaries, action- adventure and mysteries, will read suspense if there's no TSTL characters and is currently reading very few paranormals.

40 Comments

  1. Lori
    Jul 24, 2011 @ 19:01:19

    Thank you Jayne for the opportunity.

    The Trials and Tribulations of a West Coast Southern Belle by C. L. McCullough releases from Lyrical Press (and on Amazon and all other ebook venues) on August 15.

    T. L. Everly is at loose ends in her life when her best friend suddenly marries, she loses her job and in an early mid-life crisis she puts her house on the market and decides to throw caution to the wind.

    T. L.’s mother who is a genuine Southern belle, arrives with friends in tow to straighten out her daughter and get her life settled. Instead a road trip to Las Vegas, a dark and sexy casino partner/owner and a boatload of feathers and rhinestones gets thrown in the mix.

    If you love the strong, silent, sexy type you’ll love the Hero. And if you like a woman with a great sense of humor and the ability to turn the Southern belles on their ears, this book is for you.

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  2. Lilian Darcy
    Jul 24, 2011 @ 19:07:59

    For any writer who is currently targeting a manuscript toward Harlequin Special Edition, I’d like to mention my August release, “The Mommy Miracle.” Special Edition Senior Editor Gail Chasan chose this book to highlight what they’re currently looking for in the line, during the Spotlight on Harlequin session at the recent RWA conference in NY. Obviously, I was quite happy about this! Wish I’d been there to hear it. Feels like, “My teacher gave me an A+!” http://tiny.cc/ccsni

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  3. Grace
    Jul 24, 2011 @ 19:25:25

    My fantasy romance, MASTER OF CROWS, will be released in ebook format (Amazon, B&N, Smashwords, ARe) with a new cover and new price point the second week of August. This novel was previously published by Amber Quill Press.

    The artwork for the new cover was designed by the talented Louisa Gallie:

    http://phuriedae.deviantart.com/art/Beyond-Neith-132392864

    Blurb:

    What would you do to win your freedom?

    This is the question that sets bondwoman, Martise of Asher, on a dangerous path. In exchange for her freedom, she bargains with her masters, the mage-priests of Conclave, to spy on the renegade sorcerer, Silhara of Neith. The priests want Martise to expose the sorcerer’s treachery and turn him over to Conclave justice. A risky endeavor, but one she accepts without hesitation–until she falls in love with her intended target.

    Silhara of Neith, Master of Crows, is a desperate man. The god called Corruption invades his mind, seducing him with promises of limitless power if he will help it gain dominion over the world. Silhara struggles against Corruption’s influence and searches for ways to destroy the god. When Conclave sends Martise as an apprentice to help him, he knows she’s a spy. Now he fights a war on two fronts–against the god who would possess him and the apprentice who would betray him.

    Mage and spy search together for a ritual that will annihilate Corruption, but in doing so, they discover secrets about each other that may damn them both. Silhara must decide if his fate, and the fate of nations, is worth the soul of the woman he has come to love, and Martise must choose continued enslavement or freedom at the cost of a man’s life. And love.

    Best,

    Grace Draven

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  4. L. A. Witt & Lauren Gallagher
    Jul 24, 2011 @ 19:40:32

    My M/M/M BDSM menage, OUT OF FOCUS, will be available from Samhain on August 2nd. The book is already available for pre-order here. Additional buy links, cover art, and an excerpt are available here.

    BLURB:

    He’ll bend for them. But they may break over him.

    For twelve years, Dom lovers Ryan “Angel” Morgan and Dante James have run a successful photography business, and satisfied their need for a submissive with the occasional sizzling three-way. On a wedding job, they both zero in on the bride’s beautiful brother, but as professionals, they keep their attraction on the down-low….for now.

    Jordan Steele has no trouble establishing mastery over his stallions. When he hires Angel and Dante to shoot promotional photos for his stable, though, there’s something about them that calls to his inner submissive. After a little flirtation and a photo session that gets almost too hot to handle, Angel and Dante are happy to show him the ropes. And the whip.

    Once they break the ice, their sexual chemistry burns hotter than a macro flash. Everyone gets what they need…until emotions come into play. Their power could develop into something permanent, throw everything off balance,leaving one of them the odd man out.

    Product Warnings – Contains lots of sarcasm, a double helping of steamy erotic photography, and two dominants having their way with one very enthusiastic submissive.

    Website: http://www.loriawitt.com

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  5. Lexxie Couper
    Jul 24, 2011 @ 20:14:01

    Wanting something very naughty and quick to read? Wanting something for free? Exotic Indulgence, by Vivian Arend, Jess Dee and myself is a Free Read at Samhain Publishing this month. It’s the first book in the Bandicoot Cove series, four books all set on Australia’s newest luxurious tropical island resort…

    It’s time for an indulgence, or two…or three.

    Exotic Indulgence

    Bandicoot Cove, Book 1

    There’s something magical about Bandicoot Cove. It’s where Kylie Sullivan’s dream of managing a luxury, five-star resort is about to come true. And it’s where people tend to fall in love. Kylie should know. She’s fallen hard—for three very different men.

    There’s Brad, who knows just how to relieve her stress and send her body on a crash course through pleasure. Hemi, her untamed Maori, who awakens her primitive side. And Finn, the sexy bartender whose specialty is Screaming Orgasms.

    The three men fulfill all her sexual fantasies, but Kylie knows reality will eventually set in and she’ll have to choose. But how? For now she decides not to decide—at least until she makes sure the resort’s soft opening comes off without a hitch.

    As far as Brad, Hemi and Finn are concerned, Kylie’s life is too much work and not enough play. The only choice they plan to give her is to say yes to their wildly passionate proposal…

    Product Warnings 

    Three sexy men pleasing one uninhibited woman—how much more warning do you need? This short story is long on heat, with a drool-worthy setting and sexual interludes in the office, at the beach and the bar. You want a day job like this.

    Available FREE at Samhain Publishing 23rd August. Now available for pre-order at Samhain and Amazon

    Vivian Arend | Lexxie Couper | Jess Dee | Bandicoot Cove

    Paradise Found | Tropical Sin | Island Idyll | Exotic Indulgence

     

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  6. Lori
    Jul 24, 2011 @ 22:39:20

    My writing partner C.L. McCullough has a new release August 15 with Lyrical Press: The Trials and Tribulations of a West Coast Southern Belle.

    Mars versus Venus…Vegas style.

    When southern belles gather, chaos reigns. TL’s life has been turned upside down, what with the loss of her job, the elopement of her best friend and the unexpected gathering of her mother and the Belle Rive Belles. The Belles drag an unwilling TL to Vegas, which has unexpected consequences for hotel owner Rafe McBride. Feathers and sparks fly as the non-southern belle and the strong, sardonic Rafe begin their thrust and parry into love.

    CONTENT WARNING: Caution: includes an excess of feathers and
    rhinestones, some seriously dangerous drinks, and a caffeine addicted plant. Oh, and semi-graphic sex.

    The book will be available at Lyrical Press, Amazon and anywhere ebooks are sold.

    If you like feathers, snark and a wonderful love story, The Trials and Tribulations of a West Coast Southern Belle will delight you.

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  7. Linda Hilton
    Jul 24, 2011 @ 22:41:17

    Hmm, guess next time I’ll remember to release my book the last week of the month instead of the third (7/15), which was way too late to hit the DA Author Promo for July releases, but too early to hit August.

    Anyway, at the risk of being deleted for not following the rules to the letter, I’ll just announce Secrets to Surrender is available at Amazon Kindle and I hope to have it at Smashwords by the end of this week. Originally published as Desire’s Slave (oh, how I hated that title!) by Zebra in 1992, it’s now slightly expanded and, I hope, improved.

    Impetuous, impulsive New Orleans belle Genevieve Marie du Prés is accustomed to getting what she wants, and she doesn’t hesitate to go after it, even if that means taking a wagon train to California to retrieve her errant fiancé. She never expects he might have other plans for her.

    Rio Jackson is very good at guiding eager emigrants across the prairies and mountains to the goldfields, but he’s certainly not the type of man to appeal to a sophisticated lady. At least not until he’s the only one who can rescue her from the trouble she’s gotten herself into.

    When fate throws them together, they will have to rely on each other to survive in a wilderness full of dangers, not the least of which is a desire neither of them can deny.

    Linda Hilton, embarrassed breaker of rules

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  8. Linda McMaken
    Jul 24, 2011 @ 23:25:30

    Thanks for the promo opportunity.

    My first book, Baer Truth will release on August 15 from Desert Breeze Publishing. It is a fun, lighthearted romantic comedy. Baer Truth is Book One in The Three Baers Trilogy.

    Abby Clark, a vegetarian, punk rock back-up singer and city-slicker gets kicked off the band tour bus in the middle of nowhere, also known as Sentinel, Wyoming. With only a talent for cooking and the singing voice of an angel, she manages to disturb a very cranky, cold-hearted bear, um, Baer. Joe Baer, a sexy Wyoming beef rancher.

    A heartwarming family saga in Wyoming ranch land; where the men are always hungry, the women are bossy, tractors are just booby-traps lying in wait for city-girls and true love is just a Baer cave away!

    Visit my website, http://www.linda-mcmaken.com for details or go to http://www.desertbreezepublishing.com
    Thank you!
    Linda

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  9. Jane Davitt
    Jul 24, 2011 @ 23:26:07

    I have a new m/m romance coming out on July 29th from Ellora’s Cave, Gambling on Love.

    Eleven years ago, Gary left town when he was outed, and broke Abe’s eighteen-year-old heart. Now he’s back, crashing into Abe’s truck during a blizzard, as arrogant and stubborn as before—and just as irresistible.

    Time has changed both of them in ways they never imagined, but the heat that flares between them is enough to thaw out any ice. As Abe discovers just what Gary did to survive in the city, and Gary realizes that the boy he only ever kissed has grown into a man with needs that match his own, they start to fall in love all over again.

    But with Gary determined to carry out one final order from the rich older man he’s been living with—and obeying—for years, a dead man’s plans might split the two of them apart, this time for keeps.

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  10. Ava Shawcross
    Jul 24, 2011 @ 23:50:38

    My erotic romance, CATCH ME, KEEP ME will be released by Noble Romance the first week of August. It is pure escapist fiction:

    Nadia and Finn have been separated for two years, and it is time to finally call it quits. But before the divorce can be finalized, Finn steals an old journal that reveals Nadia’s dark, secret fantasy of being disciplined by her husband.

    Finn hatches a plan to bring her back to him… but he hasn’t exactly been honest with Nadia either. He is not the mild mannered business consultant Nadia thinks: he is an operative hunting a war criminal, who is now bent on revenge.

    To keep Nadia safe, he takes her to a secret hideaway where secrets are revealed and husband and wife fall under a sensual spell of erotic temptations, a domestic carnal game that may just turn into a lifetime of passion.

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  11. Nell Dixon
    Jul 25, 2011 @ 03:02:32

    Be My Hero – available as an audiobook from http://www.audiolark.com/books/be-my-hero
    Nathalie Mayer is thirty-four. On the surface she is an attractive, happy, single, successful woman running her own bridal business. Despite her line of work and her obvious delight in other people’s weddings, including that of her twin brother, Nate. Nathalie has always declared that a settled relationship is not for her. There has only ever been one man whom Nathalie felt she could love.
    Evan Davies is back in town after a six year absence. Last time he was here, he and Nathalie had tentatively begun to take their friendship to a different level. Now he’s home again and has the reason for his sudden departure from six years ago with him – his daughter, Polly.
    http://www.nelldixon.com
    Romance with Heart
    The Cinderella Substitute – also available as audiobook

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  12. Barbara Sheridan
    Jul 25, 2011 @ 08:12:31

    My out of print historical novella Samurai Captive has just been made available on ARe & Amazon (currently “processing” on BN).

    It received very good reviews in its first incarnation and I invite everyone to check out the nifty new cover and blurb at my website. http://www.barbarasheridan.com/SamuraiCaptive.html

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  13. Jennifer Estep
    Jul 25, 2011 @ 08:27:05

    Thanks for the opportunity to post.

    TOUCH OF FROST, the first book in my Mythos Academy young adult urban fantasy series, will be released on Tuesday, July 26. The book is basically myth, magic, monsters, and mean girls. Here’s the description:

    My name is Gwen Frost, and I go to Mythos Academy — a school of myths, magic and warrior whiz kids, where even the lowliest geek knows how to chop off somebody’s head with a sword and Logan Quinn, the hottest Spartan guy in school, also happens to be the deadliest.

    But lately, things have been weird, even for Mythos. First, mean girl Jasmine Ashton was murdered in the Library of Antiquities. Then, someone stole the Bowl of Tears, a magical artifact that can be used to bring about the second Chaos War. You know, death, destruction and lots of other bad, bad things. Freaky stuff like this goes on all the time at Mythos, but I’m determined to find out who killed Jasmine and why — especially since I should have been the one who died …

    FIRST FROST, a prequel e-story to the series, is available as a 99-cent download from Amazon, B&N, etc. Here’s the description for that one:

    I am Gwen Frost, and I have a Gypsy gift. It’s called psychometry — that’s a fancy way of saying that I see images in my head and get flashes of other people’s memories off almost everything I touch, even guys.

    My gift makes me kind of nosy. Okay, okay, maybe a lot nosy — to the point of obsession sometimes. I want to know everything about everyone around me. But even I don’t want to know the secret that a girl in my class is hiding or the terrible loss that will send me to a new school — Mythos Academy, where the teachers aren’t preparing us for the SATs, but to battle Reapers of Chaos. Now I have no friends and no idea how my gift fits in with all these warrior whiz kids. The only thing I do know is that my life is never, ever going to be the same …

    You can read the first two chapters of TOUCH OF FROST on the Excerpts page of my website: http://www.jenniferestep.com/excerpts-short-stories/

    Happy reading, everyone!

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  14. K. Z. Snow
    Jul 25, 2011 @ 09:01:36

    My m/m paranormal contemporary, Abercrombie Zombie, will be released August 10 by Dreamspinner Press. Here’s a blurb:

    A tale of life, love, death, and other mysteries of the universe . . .
    including the importance of a good wardrobe.

    Dead folks are the best friends of Quinn McConnell and Hunter Janz. Dead folks pay the bills for this team of psychic mediums . . . but just barely. To make it into the financial comfort zone, they need to outshine their competition.

    Quinn needs even more than that. He’s been infatuated with his partner for the nearly three years they’ve been together, and if he can’t either get over his crush or make something happen with Hunter, they’ll have to split up. Sexual tension and unrequited love can wreak havoc with a psychic’s reception.

    Salvation comes hobbling along in the form of a well-dressed but ravaged-looking man who can clearly see and converse with the dearly departed. Why? Because, he claims, he has something in common with them: He’s also been dead. The zombie who calls himself Dustin DeWind needs the psychics’ help in finding the man who made him what he is. In return, he promises to steer them toward the often elusive spirits that are their stock in trade.

    But something more goes on when Quinn and Hunter forge an uneasy alliance with Dustin DeWind. It seems he’s also nudging them toward each other . . .

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  15. Jennifer Colgan
    Jul 25, 2011 @ 09:12:53

    My paranormal romance DEVIL’S DUE , will be released August 4th by Ellora’s Cave [Blush].

    Who would you sell your soul to save?

    For Ceara Landon, the answer to that question is easy. She would do anything for her younger brother Kevin, even if saving his life means shattering his dreams.

    On first glance it seems the skyrocketing success of Kevin’s band, Pillars of Stone, is a dream come true, but Ceara sees the truth. His increasing drug use will destroy him and ruin any chance he has for lasting happiness.

    Ceara traces the source of Kevin’s dubious rise to fame back to night club owner Alexander Quinn. The gorgeous entrepreneur hides a terrible secret. He buys souls for the Devil, and he purchased Kevin’s in exchange for fame and fortune. In desperation, Ceara offers her own soul in exchange for Kevin’s, and for the first time in his lonely existence, Alex risks everything to refuse. He agrees to help Kevin sober up and guide his band to true success, but the price for Ceara is high. She’ll have to bargain with her heart to save her brother along with the man who wants to possess her body as well as her soul.

    Jennifer Colgan
    http://www.jennifercolgan.com

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  16. Dee Tenorio
    Jul 25, 2011 @ 11:02:02

    Hey folks, I’m really excited about this upcoming book. I just love writing shifters, so I wanted to be sure to get the word out about my upcoming Paranormal Romantic Suspense:

    August 15th, Return to the world of Resurrection…

    The mate he never wanted may be the woman he can never have…

    After a series of murders is discovered along the trail of the Shifter Underground, wolf soldier Jensen Tate is assigned to find and protect a missing stray. But Lia Crawford doesn’t seem to want his protection. When she eludes his watch and returns with mysterious injuries, Tate knows she’s hiding something. To discover her secrets, he’ll have to win her trust…and get closer to the woman he thinks may be his mate.

    Lia has reasons to keep her distance. The killer is haunting her steps, determined to claim her. He will come after them both if he sees how drawn she is to Tate, though it becomes increasingly difficult to deny her attraction to him. Protecting Tate is vital – but will her deception cost her his love?

    Available from Carina Press!
    __________________________________________

    There’s also a contest running on my blog (www.deetenorio.com/Blog)to win not only the first book in the series, but also an early copy of this one, for any who are interested!

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  17. Cathy Pegau
    Jul 25, 2011 @ 11:35:17

    My F/F Science Fiction Romance Rulebreaker comes out from Carina Press August 8.

    Liv Braxton’s Felon Rule #1: Don’t get emotionally involved.

    Smash-and-grab thieving doesn’t lend itself to getting chummy with the victims, and Liv hasn’t met anyone on the mining colony of Nevarro worth knowing, anyway. So it’s easy to follow her Rules.

    Until her ex, Tonio, shows up with an invitation to join him on the job of a lifetime.

    Until Zia Talbot, the woman she’s supposed to deceive, turns Liv’s expectations upside down in a way no woman ever has.

    Until corporate secrets turn deadly.

    But to make things work with Zia, Liv has to do more than break her Rules, and the stakes are higher than just a broken heart…

    Rulebreaker is currently available for pre-order from Amazon http://tinyurl.com/3s8hnl5 and Carina Press http://tinyurl.com/452do63

    Thanks!

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  18. Lacy Williams
    Jul 25, 2011 @ 11:36:56

    Thank you for the opportunity.

    My book is MARRYING MISS MARSHAL from Harlequin’s Love Inspired Historical series.

    Here’s the blurb:
    Filling the shoes of her late husband as town marshal hasn’t been easy for Danna Carpenter. She’s not only fighting criminals, she’s also fighting to earn the respect of the townspeople. So crossing paths with tenderfoot detective Chas O’Grady is the last thing she needs. He’s hunting a band of cattle rustlers and isn’t used to the rugged Wyoming landscape. Teaming up is their only option, but when circumstances place them in a compromising situation, the town forces a more permanent partnership—marriage. If they can let down their guards with each other they might find that love is the greatest catch of all.

    Publisher’s Weekly calls it “warmly romantic with a hint of adventure and an unconventional heroine” (June)
    and RT Book Reviews says, “Williams’ debut is a great story with a twist, and it will keep readers riveted.” (August)

    Thanks again!

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  19. Marguerite Kaye
    Jul 25, 2011 @ 13:53:21

    The third of my Princes of the Desert series, The Governess and the Sheikh, is officially out on August 1st, though it’s already available on-line. Here’s the blurb:

    Dark-hearted Sheikh Prince Jamil al-Nazarri commands his kingdom effortlessly…less so his difficult little daughter. Exasperated, he hires an English governess, hoping she’ll instil some much-needed discipline. But Lady Cassandra Armstrong is a most unconventional governess. With her siren’s body and impulsive passion, Cassie is as innocently alluring as she is forbidden. Famous for his unshakeable honour, the reticent Sheikh’s resolve is about to be tested…as his feelings for Cassie are anything but honourable.

    And if you want a freebie, there’s an on-line read associated with this series, Desert Prince, Bartered Bride, available now at eHarlequin.

    Enjoy!

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  20. Jane
    Jul 25, 2011 @ 14:39:37

    @Lacy Williams This book sounds like a book for Jayne.

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  21. Ros
    Jul 25, 2011 @ 15:05:40

    @Marguerite Kaye: Fab! I’ve enjoyed all of that series so now I’m off to check out the free online read.

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  22. Diane Whiteside
    Jul 25, 2011 @ 17:45:38

    “Talbot’s Ace,” my western novella in IMPROPER GENTLEMEN, comes out July 26th! (I finally wrote a historical western novella! Woot!)

    A Southern gunfighter has to choose between his very battered honor and his best friend when a Northern aristocrat arrives in a Colorado mining town. This being a Brava, there’s lots of steamy goings on, plus gunfights and poetry contests.

    You can read an excerpt at my website:
    http://dianewhiteside.com/books/historicals/talbots-ace/

    Oh, yeah, the official description:

    He rules Colorado’s most glittering, anything-goes gambling palace. And Justin Talbot never does something for nothing. But if daring Boston aristocrat Charlotte Morland needs his protection from a dangerous enemy, he’ll have no choice but to make her business his pleasure.

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  23. Janet Mullany
    Jul 25, 2011 @ 21:04:02

    Thanks for the opportunity and why am I always late for this?

    My erotic contemporary TELL ME MORE is a Harlequin Spice August release about the erotic power of story telling and what happens when fantasy overlaps with reality.

    It’s been described as “brutally funny” and one kind early reader counted the sex scenes (24. I provide bang for your buck).

    Romantic Times describes it as …a deliciously naughty novel with an intense steamy narrative. Jo’s humble yet enthusiastic attitude makes the bedroom scenes fun and provocative, with more than enough tension to make your heart race. This novel is a hot, spicy adventure you shouldn’t miss!

    This novel is erotica at its best. A good, strong story driven by interesting characters, and steamy scenes that will leave you smiling secretly to yourself. The Raunch Dilettante.

    Read An Extract/

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  24. Sandy Blair
    Jul 26, 2011 @ 06:28:47

    Hi! Thanks for providing authors with this PR opportunity.

    My new historical novel, The King’s Mistress, comes out today via SamhainPublishing.com, Barnes and Nobles (Nook) and Amazon.com (Kindle.)

    The King’s Mistress, featuring captain of the king’s guard Britt MacKinnon and identical twin Geneen Armstrong, begins one week before the real events on which this story are based–when Britt is ordered to fetch back to Edinburgh the king’s favorite paramour.

    Intent on protecting her pregnant twin by making the court think she and her sister are one in the same, Geneen doesn’t tell Britt he’s escorting the wrong woman to the king. Lies build upon lies at break neck speed as readers enter the perilous world of Scotland’s early medieval court, where intrigue and deception ruled. To a time when lives and Scotland’s destiny hung in the balance.

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  25. Joely Sue Burkhart
    Jul 26, 2011 @ 07:31:52

    Thank you for the opportunity to talk about my next Carina Press release, GOLDEN, an erotic (BDSM) tale based on Imperial China, coming 8/29 (available on NetGalley).

    There’s an old saying that something gold on the outside hides rot and decay on the inside. However, the Emperor learns that not everything golden harbors a dark core when he claims Jin, a golden-eyed consort, for himself.

    Blurb:

    Bred for him…and for his bed.

    Golden-eyed Jin has spent her life preparing to be the Emperor’s consort. She knows her destiny is to serve the Emperor by indulging the dark desire that he has buried deep inside his heart—the desire to give pain.

    Only she can take the pain he yearns to give, and transform it into the most unimaginable pleasure. But to enjoy all the Emperor can give her, she must survive assassination attempts from those who would keep them apart.

    Seducing the Emperor is risky…but it’s the only way to fulfill her destiny.

    More information including an excerpt can be found on my website.

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  26. Fiona Lowe
    Jul 26, 2011 @ 20:47:20

    Thanks DA for hosting this.
    August means two books out for me. Career Girl in the Country, a Harlequin Medical romance and a single title contemporary romance from Carina Press called, Boomerang Bride.
    Here’s the blurb:
    Matilda Geoffrey risked it all for love. She left Australia to be with Barry—the man who had swept her off her virtual feet. Now, wearing a wedding dress, she’s alone on Main Street in small-town Wisconsin, and things aren’t working out exactly as planned…

    In town for his annual family visit, Marc Olsen had never seen a bride quite like Matilda—staring into a storefront window, holding a tottering wedding cake, and looking desperately in need of a groom. He may not have any warm feelings for his hometown, but meeting Matilda just as she discovers she’s been scammed by her online “fiancé” stirs something in him.

    Matilda is not the kind of woman Marc imagined himself with, and Marc is anything but the romantic hero that Matilda has always dreamed of. But as unlikely circumstances throw them together, can they let go of their misconceptions and risk their hearts for love?

    For more information try Fiona’s Website

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  27. Christine Johnson
    Jul 27, 2011 @ 09:01:07

    Thank you for this opportunity! My 1920-set inspirational romance, The Matrimony Plan, is coming out in August from Harlequin’s Love Inspired Historical line.

    Society girl, Felicity Kensington, intends to marry by the end of summer, and she’s lined up the perfect candidate – a wealthy New York engineer. All is going according to plan until she mistakes the poor new minister for her quarry and falls madly in love with the wrong man. When the truth comes out, will she follow her heart or her pocketbook?

    RT Book Reviews called it “a treat of a book…” in its 4-star review.

    For more information and a link to an excerpt, see my website.

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  28. Karenna Colcroft
    Jul 27, 2011 @ 14:18:07

    Thanks for this opportunity!

    My MFM menage novel Shiny Objects will be released mid-August from Passion in Print Press. Elena is happy with her live-in boyfriend Corin, until her former lover Niko returns to her life. Elena still has strong feelings for Niko, and isn’t sure she can choose between the two men. Corin and Niko both think they’re okay with the idea of sharing Elena, but when they put the idea into practice, things don’t go smoothly.

    You can find out more about the book on the Passion in Print website, http://www.passioninprint.com, or my website, http://www.karennacolcroft.com.

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  29. Nona Raines
    Jul 28, 2011 @ 09:13:34

    Thanks so much for this opportunity!

    My erotic contemporary, “One Good Man”, will be epublished by The Wild Rose Press (The Wilder Roses) on August 5. A blurb follows:

    Just one touch…that’s all Andie Benedetto wants when she glimpses her father’s sexy neighbor. Images of deep, long kisses and down and dirty sex heat up her fantasies. When he catches her watching him, she’s embarrassed but undeniably turned on.

    Just one weekend…that’s all Matthew Vostek can offer Andie. He recognizes her shyness, but also senses her desire, the same desire he feels. Maybe they can fulfill each other’s hottest fantasies.

    Just an adventure…that’s what Andie tells herself. Tired of playing the good girl, she’s ready to accept Matthew’s challenge and enjoy the most exciting sexual escapade of her life. But when the weekend is over, will Andie finally take what she wants instead of settling for second best?

    An excerpt and more information can be found at http://www.nonaraines.com. Thank you!

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  30. Diana Ballew
    Jul 28, 2011 @ 09:57:53

    Thanks so much for the opportunity!

    Thorns of Eden, coming August 5, 2011 from The Wild Rose Press, is a steamy and suspenseful tale set in the American Civil War during the Peninsula Campaign of 1862.

    Sometimes fate has other plans . . .

    Major Rayce Hampton is the Confederacy’s final hope to turn the tide of war. Haunted by heartache of generations past, love is the last thing he has on his mind when he meets Eden Blair. The emerald-eyed beauty is as headstrong as she is tempting, but Rayce must keep his wits – and his secrets – as he executes his dangerous undercover mission to save the South.

    Accomplished nurse Eden Blair has secrets too . . . only she doesn’t know about them yet. Stung by her fiancé’s betrayal, she has no reason to trust the scandalous Major Hampton. But as Yankee troops close in, Eden must take refuge in the major’s mysterious ancestral home, leading her into the shadowy corners of deceit and desire, where endless love lurks within every soft whisper.

    Thorns of Eden is a sweeping tale of mystery and passion, where love is as turbulent as the divided nation.

    For more information, visit me and watch the Thorns of Eden book trailer at http://www.dianaballew.com

    Diana

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  31. Lori
    Jul 28, 2011 @ 15:27:47

    “Thorns of Eden” sounds so great! I can’t wait to get my copy. It’s been too long since I read a good historical romance and using the civil war as the period is a wonderful twist. The trailer is stunning and I love your website!

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  32. Ros
    Jul 29, 2011 @ 07:17:44

    I have a book!!! RECKLESS RUNAWAY AT THE RACECOURSE is a contemporary romance set in the glamorous world of horse racing in the UK. It’s lots of fun and light-hearted and a little bit sexy. It’s only a 40,000 word novella but then it’s only 99c. You can download sample chapters and buy the book in various digital formats (anywhere in the world!!!!) here.

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  33. Mary Campisi
    Jul 29, 2011 @ 07:57:21

    Thanks for the opportunity – much appreciated.

    THE SEDUCTION OF SOPHIE SEACREST, the first in my Regency historical An Unlikely Husband Series, is due out the first week of August!

    When Holt Langford, the new Earl of Weymouth, returns to England after twelve years at sea, he resembles more pirate than nobleman, a far cry from the scrawny youth whose father shipped him off to become a man. No one recognizes him and he’ll use this anonymity to enter a game of subterfuge in order to expose the scoundrel who has vowed to destroy Holt’s family business.

    Unfortunately, that scoundrel has a devoted daughter – Sophie Seacrest. Sophie can’t deny her attraction to the unorthodox stranger who stirs her blood and makes her thinks things no proper lady should. Holt and Sophie are drawn into a seductive tangle and just when he’s about to reveal his true identity and his honorable intentions, she discovers the truth and must choose between love and family duty.

    read am excerpt: http://www.marycampisi.com/Sophie_Seacrest.html

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  34. Caridad Pineiro
    Jul 30, 2011 @ 06:52:39

    Thank you so much for allowing us to share our work here.

    THE LOST, the first book in the new SIN HUNTER paranormal romance series, hit shelves on July 26th.

    The Sin Hunters are a race of energy gatherers that live amongst us and have immense powers due to their ability to take energy from everything around them and use it in various forms. In THE LOST, two warring factions of the Hunters are searching for a lost heir to this ancient race.

    RT Book Reviews gave THE LOST 4 stars and said ““Pineiro’s new series will excite readers, new and old… red-hot writing…will have readers counting the days until the second Sin Hunters book is released.”

    You can find out more about the Sin Hunter paranormal romance series and THE LOST at http://www.caridad.com.

    Thanks again!

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  35. Bren Christopher
    Aug 02, 2011 @ 10:43:11

    Release Day! Thanks for letting me share.

    Big Cypress Crossroads is now available at Loose Id. A m/m romantic suspense with lots of action – both in bed and out of it!

    Below is a little more info, and you can also visit my website at brenchristopher.com to read an excerpt and see a few pics I took in the Everglades area where the book takes place.

    From the deep swamps of the Everglades to the glittering nightclubs of South Beach, Miami-Dade police detective Scott Chandler is hot on the trail of the drug running cartel that killed some good officers in a firefight and left him with a steel rod in his leg. The last thing he expected to find was love in the form of a seemingly innocent wilderness guide–a guide who inexplicably knows more than he should.
    Noah Taylor lives for the wild backwoods, spending days camping alone and only returning to town on the weekends to lead kayak tours through the dark waterways of the Everglades. But when he finds the remains of a ritually sacrificed body hanging from the twisted limbs of a mangrove tree, his life is about to change in ways he cannot predict–or can he?
    Now Scott must untangle a web of deceit while struggling with his passion for Noah. Because loving him is easy. But trusting him could be deadly.

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  36. Vonda Sinclair
    Aug 03, 2011 @ 17:07:08

    Thanks so much for this opportunity!!

    My first Scottish historical romance, My Fierce Highlander, just came out a few days ago.

    Gwyneth Carswell, an English lady banished by her father to the harsh Scottish Highlands, wants nothing more than to take her young son away from the violence of two fighting clans–her own distant kin, the MacIrwins, and their enemies, the MacGraths. She risks everything to rescue the fierce MacGrath warrior from the battlefield where he’s left for dead by her clan. She only knows she is inexplicably drawn to him and he wants peace as she does. When her clan learns of her betrayal, they seek vengeance. Dare she trust the enemy more than her own family?

    Laird Alasdair MacGrath is driven to end two-hundred years of feuding with the MacIrwins. But by taking in and protecting Lady Gwyneth and her son, he provokes more attacks from his mortal enemy. As the danger and conflict surrounding them escalate, Alasdair and Gwyneth discover an explosive passion neither of them expected. With the arrival of a powerful man from her past, a horrible decision confronts her–give up her son or the man she loves.

    To learn more please visit http://www.vondasinclair.com

    Thanks!

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  37. Dorothy Annie Schritt
    Aug 03, 2011 @ 21:45:54

    Dorothy Annie Schritt.

    Thank you so much Dear Author for allowing new authors to showcase their writing. This is a great honor for me.
    My publisher is AuthorHouse.com. My book can be purchased on all online book sites around the world. You can get a peek inside, at amazon.com, and barnesandnoble.com. along with many other sites. My editor is Tai Wagner, who herself is a published author.

    My novel is SAMSON AND SUNSET by Dorothy Annie Schritt

    Samson And Sunset, has a 60s and 70s theme, set in a backdrop in Hudson, Nebraska.
    Here we find the, oh, so handsome Shay Westover. Shay is a wealthy rancher with a cocksure attitude toward women. Why not, women flock to him, like bees flock to honey.

    Our Shay has his first encounter at Kings Drive thru, with a pretty girl named Kathrine. Kathrine’s car stops running right infront of Shay’s big fancy car, backing up traffic. After Shay honks his car horn several times, urging Callie to move her car, Shay get his first taste of Callie’s hot little temper and feistiness. Kathrine, (later to be named Callie, by Shay) is from the wrong side of the tracks, and pregnant with a child, fathered by a man from the right side of the tracks. Except he doesn’t want Kathrine or the child in his life.
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    Callie is a pretty little thing, but is smart mouthed, fiesty, and hot tempered. Callie has heard of this ledgendary playboy, and wants nothing to do with Shay. He works hard to win her affections, but not until they are both stranded at the Westover homestead during a flood, do sparks begin to fly for this couple from such different backgrounds.You will take a near twenty year trip in time with these two young lovers. It doesn’t come without Callie taking a little trip across Shay’s knee (to tame her down a bit) but Shay doesn’t break her spirit. You will laugh, cry, and feel your heart aching for this kind of romance in your life. You will ache for the ‘Shay hold’.

    Together Shay and Callie, will take you through hot, sexy love making, a baby saga with an umbelievable twist, fire, breakups, fidelity issues, exciting adventures, health crisis, death of loved one’s, and heartaches that will change and severely test their bond. Oh so many twists and turns as you follow them through their life in this story. But what these two really bestow upon you is that true love does exist, and we all, do have a soulmate.

    Basd on many incidents of my life, I embellished to create this loving novel, not a novel about sex, but of real love. I have had friends ask me throughout my life, how a couple can make love 35 hours a week. Well read the book; it will reveal all.

    There are several scenes that could have destroyed Shay and Callie, but true love and forgiveness see them through these hard times.

    Samson And Sunset is loved by almost everyone who has read it. A lady from NY made a tribute…. Book Trailer/Samson And Sunset, for this book and her favorite actors, and movies. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VnM4YrLjE2k
    The video plays on youtube, facebook, and twitter http://www.twitvid.com/9OMPR. She also set up a facebook/samson and sunset fan group page. Lady fans have picked Matt Bomer as their Shay Westover, believing he could certainly be the sexy cowboy, Shay.

    Starling Darling is the first sequel to Samson And Sunset, and starts right where Samson And Sunset leaves off. Publising date will be sometime in early 2012.

    Please read my novel, knowing every word was pulled from the deepest part of my soul, and told in my own voice. I am sure you will fall in love with these characters, one being Cookie, the oh so wonderful cook and caregiver for the Westover family. Cookie alone, is worth the read. You will long for the ‘Shay hold’, and the passion that makes each love scene, seem like it is their first.

    Thank you readers, please do enjoy, and pass the story along, keeping the Westover family alive, and loving.

    Thank you,
    Dorothy Annie Schritt
    [email protected]

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  38. Kelly Richards
    Aug 04, 2011 @ 17:26:43

    I have read the novel Samson And Sunset,three times!!

    What an outstanding author, it was like being out for lunch with her and she told this story as if she was talking directly to me.

    I loved this story and I would give anything to have a Shay in my life.. I did,and do, long for the Shay hold! But as you read this novel, you will see why Shay held his Callie as if she where a china doll that might break.

    This novel tore at my heart, and believe me, you will need a box of kleenex and when I read the last paragraph, I just wanted more. So I see Miss Schriit has a sequel coming out soon. I will be the first one to buy it. I watched the youtube book trailer video. Well it surely does showcase this story.

    I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to sink away for a few hours and enjoy real love, not love between vampires and werewolves, but actual human beings, to which I call the human touch.

    Once I got to the page where they have their first child, a son, I just couldn’t believe all the twists and turns to come. The author doesn’t waste our time, she just makes her point and moves on. I saw where this book had been posted, and I want to add, ABOUT TIME!

    A special thank you to the lady that made the youtube/ ook trailer video, your choice of Shay and Callie was a wise choice.

    ***** I give this novel a five star rating, and the author a five star rating.*****

    Ladies, buy this story or borrow it from a friend, just get it and read it, you will fall inlove with the whole town of Hudson, and Westover, Nebraska. What a fun place this must have been to live in the 60s, my era, will be yours too!!!!

    If you would like to e-mail me about this book, my e-mail is [email protected]

    Thanks

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  39. Maggie Jaimeson
    Aug 13, 2011 @ 13:32:26

    Thank you for the promo opportunity. EXPENDABLE is a romantic suspense with a twist. The story originated with two simultaneous events in my life. First, my son was entering his second tour in Iraq and, in addition to praying for him to make it home alive, I was truly afraid he would come home with PTSD. Thus my hero with PTSD was born. Second, I was working in a university that did biogenetic research and I that created a lot of “what if” possibilities. Thankfully, my son came home fine and is now pursuing a law degree. I hope your readers enjoy this one.

    Here is the blurb: 

    Children with no birth records and a soldier with PTSD together must define the value of human life. 

    After a bitter fight, Jenna Mosier’s pregnant sister ran away. Now ten years later, Tanya is dead—murdered. A bloody note clutched in her hand pleads for someone to rescue her baby—a child Jenna must find to make up for not saving her sister. 

    Former Marine Reed Adler thought he left danger behind when he retired from Special Ops command. But faced with a dead body and a terrified ten-year-old boy in his Backyard—and a mesmerizing woman who’s tied to both—Reed finds himself pulled into his most complex mission yet. 

    Ensnared in a dangerous mystery involving biogenetics research and children with no identities, Jenna and Reed must rely on each other for survival. Yet the closer they get to danger, the more intense their feelings for each other become. The cost of saving her nephew may be their hearts…and their lives. 

    Available in print or ebook.

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  40. Danka V.
    Sep 01, 2011 @ 04:24:06

    Thank you for this opportunity! My book,The Unchosen Life, the first in a series, is available on Amazon, Smashwords, Lulu and is awaiting approval for the Barnes & Noble.

    BLURB

    One soul mate… One true love… And the fact that they are not the same person!

    People believe that every soul has its other half somewhere in the world. A soul mate or so I’ve been told, and they spend a lifetime seeking that other half, hoping to find it… I don’t need to hope anymore because mine found me… And tried to take my life! Today, twenty-four years since I was born, I finally do believe that there is a true love in life and that somewhere out there, there is that other one who will, once they show up, complete your own soul. But I learned much too late that they are not the same thing! My name is Elena Wolchek and this is my story.

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