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Open Thread for Authors (Author Promo) for August 2012

Welcome to the 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 February would be a March 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.


  1. Violetta Vane
    Jul 29, 2012 @ 15:13:15

    Thanks for the opportunity!

    The Druid Stone is an epic urban fantasy m/m novel set in a 21st century Ireland where the old folklore is thriving but hidden, lurking underneath the country’s modern surface. The Druid Stone releases from Carina Press on August 6th, and is available for preorder at retailers linked above.


    Sean never asked to be an O’Hara, and he didn’t ask to be cursed by one either.

    After inheriting a hexed druid stone from his great-grandfather, Sean starts reliving another man’s torture and death…every single night. And only one person can help.

    Cormac Kelly runs a paranormal investigation business and doesn’t have time to deal with misinformed tourists like Sean. But Sean has real magic in his pocket, and even though Cormac is a descendant of legendary druids, he soon finds himself out of his depth…and not because Sean’s the first man he’s felt anything for in a long time.

    The pair develop an unexpected and intensely sexual bond, but are threatened at every turn when Sean’s case attracts the unwelcome attention of the mad sidhe lords of ancient Ireland. When Sean and Cormac are thrust backward in time to Ireland’s violent history—and their own dark pasts—they must work together to escape the curse and save their fragile relationship.

  2. Lori
    Jul 29, 2012 @ 15:51:40

    Thank you Jayne!

    Yesterday’s Headline released well, yesterday…

    Kipper Dale should have it all. She’s a successful young actress on an ensemble sitcom, she has a Hollywood pedigree as the daughter of movie star Marina Cash and rocker bad boy, Remy Dale.

    However, upon meeting Easton Hurst, owner of the hot Hollywood restaurant Midnight, Kipper finds herself in a whirlwind relationship with a man who doesn’t fit in Hollywood’s molds.

    Her personal and professional lives go head to head as she navigates the choppy waters of celebrity, as well as falling in love and falling out of control.

    Yesterday’s Headline

  3. Jane Lovering
    Jul 29, 2012 @ 15:53:04

    Um. Unaccustomed as I am to blowing my own trumpet.. Oh, gods, I’m just too British for this… anyway, look. I won this year’s Romantic Novel of the Year competition, and I’ve got a new book out on August 7th from Choc Lit Publishing. It’s called Vampire State of Mind, it’s about vampires (well, dur), set in York and..well, they’re very keen on filing. And keeping things in order, a bit OCD really, and..look, here’s the blurb.


    ‘Jessica Grant knows vampires only too well. She runs the York Council tracker programme making sure that Otherworlders are all where they should be, keeps the filing in order and drinks far too much coffee. To Jess, vampires are annoying and arrogant and far too sexy for their own good, particularly her ex-colleague Sil, who’s now in charge of Otherworld York.

    But when a demon turns up and threatens not just Jess but the whole world order, she and Sil are forced to work together, and when Jess turns out to be the key to saving the world it puts a very different slant on their relationship. The stakes are high. They are also very, very pointy and Jess isn’t afraid to use them, even on the vampire that she’s rather afraid she’s falling in love with ..’

    For more info go here..

    If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like if vampires were REALLY here … I’d probably suggest therapy or something, but this book might be just as useful.

  4. Cara Ellison
    Jul 29, 2012 @ 16:11:54

    Natalie Bratton is an international track star, just weeks from fulfilling her dream of competing in the Olympics when she suddenly vanishes. The few clues left in her wake are ambiguous. Police suspect she’s dead while Natalie’s husband, architect Sean Beckwith, believes she’s vanished to protect a shocking secret. Determined to find her, Sean plunges into an investigation that will reveal new discoveries about his wife — someone he barely knew at all.

    Faced with the opportunity to protect her secret if it means never seeing her again, Sean must decide what are the limits of love and how far he will go to unravel a decades-old conspiracy.

  5. Berinn Rae
    Jul 29, 2012 @ 17:11:44

    Thanks, Jayne!

    Collision will be available as an ebook everywhere tomorrow, July 30, from Crimson Romance! Here’s what Collision is about:

    Sienna Wolfe knows it’s going to be an interesting day when a man with golden skin and strange tattoos crashes in her backyard… and ends up tied to her bedposts. She likes her life just the way it is – simple, easy, relaxed. But when the gorgeous new alien in her life asks for her help in an inter-galactic war on a collision course with earth, she can’t say no… but she’ll soon wish she had.
    The U.S. military has figured out they have uninvited company, and they’re not happy. Sienna knows it won’t be easy protecting earth from an alien invasion, but she refuses to back down. Now it’s up to Sienna to pull off the impossible: save the world and – hopefully – live a little happily ever after.

    Collision is the first novel in the Colliding Worlds trilogy, a romantic Sci Fi trilogy focused on three extraordinary women caught up in an inter-galactic war that has just come to a small planet called… earth.

    Read the first chapter for free:

    Thanks for the opportunity to share, and happy reading!

    You can find Collision here:

  6. Jane Davitt
    Jul 29, 2012 @ 17:15:35

    Thanks, Jane!
    Alexa Snow and Jane Davitt have a new m/m contemporary romance out on August 7 from Loose Id called ‘The Square Peg’

    Benedict, a successful accountant, who’s just been dumped for being boring, is surprised and pleased to learn that he’s inherited half ownership in a gay bar from his estranged father, seeing it as a chance to get out of his rut.

    That’s until he meets his new partner, a mouthy, disturbingly hot Brit called Shane, and discovers that the bar’s in the red and Shane’s not interested in renovations that could drive away their regulars.

    When a late-night confrontation turns into the hottest sex either of them has experienced, they realize there’s one way to fit a square peg into a round hole, but are they solving problems or papering over the cracks?

    As they explore the new dynamic between them, pushing their limits until Ben’s shocked at where his desire to dominate Shane takes him, the renovations to the bar begin. They’re building something new, something good — but will fear and an unexpected act of violence tear down what they’ve created?

  7. Kerry Connor
    Jul 29, 2012 @ 17:36:04

    Thanks, Jayne!

    My new romantic mystery, HER COWBOY AVENGER, is an August release. It’s available on eHarlequin now in both print and ebook formats. The ebook will be available everywhere else August 1, and the print book has a release date of August 7. (So complicated!)


    As soon as Matt Alvarez returns to his small Texas town, he knows the situation is worse than he thought. And yet the angry glares and muttered threats won’t keep Elena Weston from proving she’s innocent of murder. Matt isn’t at all surprised. Elena is as stubborn as she was ten years ago, when their love seemed limitless—until circumstances tore them apart. Now that he’s back, Matt has no intention of allowing Elena to face her troubles alone. But the passion that still burns between them is as tempting—and dangerous—as uncovering the truth. And their only chance at survival means baiting a killer lying in wait…a killer more than ready to bury his secrets with them.

    An excerpt is available on my website, eHarlequin, Amazon and most etailers.

  8. Melissa Stevens
    Jul 29, 2012 @ 19:59:00

    The second book in the Kitsune series, FIGHT, was released just last week, and is available in print at ebook.

    Blurb: Nickie is still learning to navigate the complexities of this new life. Now that she knows about mating she must deal with Brandon’s insistence that she’s his mate, but Nickie knows it isn’t true. What will she have to do to convince him?

    While Nickie deals with the changes in her life, and harassment by a group of elitist shifters, Bill asks her to go to Seattle on pack business. But the trip won’t be as easy as expected, can she survive what’s headed her way?

    Find an excerpt and purchase information on my website.

  9. Anthea Lawson
    Jul 29, 2012 @ 20:24:30

    Thanks for the promo thread, Jame!

    My new, sweeter-side Regency eNovella, To Wed the Earl, will be on sale August 2 at all retailers~

    Miss Miranda Price detests her neighbor Edward Havens, the rakish Earl of Edgerton– but when he catches her breaking into his library at midnight, old secrets stir that will change the course of their lives… forever.


  10. Shiloh Walker/J.C. Daniels
    Jul 29, 2012 @ 21:31:46

    Thanks, DA… this is my first UF, Blade Song, and it’s out under my new pen name.

    BLADE SONG, releasing in ebook on 8/1, and will be available in print soon.

    “Do yourself a favor and read this book.  This story is original and hard-hitting with terrific world building and some of the best characters I’ve read.  Yum.” Patricia Briggs, author of the #1 NYTimes Mercy Thompson series

    Kit Colbana—half breed, assassin, thief, jack of all trades—has a new job: track down the missing ward of one of the local alpha shapeshifters. It should be a piece of cake.

    So why is she so nervous? It probably has something to do with the insanity that happens when you deal with shifters—especially sexy ones who come bearing promises of easy jobs and easier money.

    Or maybe it’s all the other missing kids that Kit discovers while working the case, or the way her gut keeps screaming she’s gotten in over her head. Or maybe it’s because if she fails—she’s dead.

    If she can stay just one step ahead, she should be okay. Maybe she’ll even live long to collect her fee…


  11. Michele de Winton
    Jul 29, 2012 @ 21:59:22

    Thanks for the promo thread! I’m finding all this trumpet blowing not only time consuming but a little overwhelming! My very first romance e-novel THE BOSS AND HER BILLIONAIRE is out now with Entangled Publishing.

    Cruise Director Michaela Western has everything she wants, except a sex life. There are no secrets on cruise ships, and she wont risk her career for a few moments of toe curling pleasure. But then a devilishly handsome new staffer with a body made for sin temps her to walk on the wild side…
    Investment billionaire Dylan Johns is used to giving orders, not taking them. Still, cozying up to the boss seems like the best way to keep his secrets safe. But when their no strings fling turns serious, the truth comes out and Michaeal has to chose between the devil and the deep blue sea…

    “Entangled Publishing did it again! They have taken another GREAT author on board.
    First book by Michele de Winton and i’m sure it isn’t gonna be the last one…” Goodreads review. Jessica Book&Coffee lover.

    Read the first chapter free on Amazon or Barnes and Noble or visit me at

  12. Kate McMurray
    Jul 29, 2012 @ 22:42:20

    I have a new m/m contemporary out August 8.


    Since childhood, Jake, Adam, Kyle, and Brendan have been teammates, best friends, brothers. Then one day, when they were twenty-five, Adam disappeared without a word, devastating his friends—none more so than Jake, who had secretly loved Adam since they were teenagers.

    Now, five years later, Adam is back, and he has his mind set on Jake. But those years of anger, hurt, and confusion are a lot to overcome, and Jake doesn’t find it easy to forgive. He isn’t sure they’ll ever fit together the way they did. Jake, Kyle, and Brendan have moved on with their lives, but Adam’s high-profile career keeps him in the closet—the same place he’s been for years. Still, his apologies seem sincere, and the attraction is still there. Jake desperately wants to give him a chance. But first he has to find out why Adam left and if he’s really back for good.

    It’s out from Dreamspinner Press. Or check out my website.

  13. Karla Doyle
    Jul 29, 2012 @ 22:54:14

    Thank you for the great promo opportunity! :)

    My upcoming release is titled MORE THAN WORDS, but I usually refer to it as ‘the dirty Scrabble story’. It’s a contemporary erotic romance about two people who meet playing online Scrabble–people who otherwise would never have met, given their lifestyles. The release date is August 17th from Ellora’s Cave.
    Here’s the blurb:

    A brutal mugging two years ago left Calli terrified to go out after dark, and incapable of real dating. Hanging out with a resentful Chihuahua every night hasn’t filled the void, and all the sex toys from the store she owns could never replace a flesh-and-blood man. An online Scrabble site promising anonymous, flirty fun sounds like just the ticket. A like-minded geek, that’s what she needs. Unbeknownst to her, the man on the other end of the game is anything but geeky.

    Tired of the party scene, Travis seeks a venue where he can meet a woman who is drawn to his mind, not his profession. Having women chase after his bad-boy musician persona has grown stale. After heating up the tiles online with Calli, he knows he must meet her in person. Touch her in person. And when he does, their chemistry is undeniable. She stimulates him, mind and body. But when he discovers her tragic past he realizes it will take more than words to win her heart…and her trust.

    If you’re interested in more of MORE THAN WORDS, pop by
    Thanks again for the open thread. :)

  14. Merrian
    Jul 30, 2012 @ 03:45:16

    @Shiloh Walker/J.C. Daniels:

    Is it going to be available via Kobo? your website lists BN & Amazon & iTunes only

  15. Sirius
    Jul 30, 2012 @ 11:02:25

    @Kate McMurray: Yay. Sold. Thank you.

  16. Laura Florand
    Jul 30, 2012 @ 11:10:52

    THE CHOCOLATE THIEF is out. :) Launching a series set in the world of top Parisian chocolatiers. Reviewers have been very generous, so far.

    Breathtakingly beautiful, the City of Light seduces the senses, its cobbled streets thrumming with possibility. For American Cade Corey, it’s a dream come true, if only she can get one infuriating French chocolatier to sign on the dotted line. . .

    Melting, yielding yet firm, exotic, its secrets are intimately known to Sylvain Marquis. But turn them over to a brash American waving a fistful of dollars? Jamais. Not unless there’s something much more delectable on the table. . .

    Stolen Pleasure
    Whether confections taken from a locked shop or kisses in the dark, is there anything sweeter?

  17. lisa
    Jul 30, 2012 @ 11:13:27

    If I Were You

    The Inside Out Trilogy
    Releases August 24th 2012
    If I Were You
    Fifty Shades of Grey meets Basic Instinct
    Read Ch. 1 at Goodreads
    Enter To Win an arc at Goodreads
    **At Net Galley**
    Watch the video:

    Book 1: If I Were You
    Book 2: Being Me
    Book 3: Revealing Us
    He is rich and famous, and dark in ways I shouldn’t find intriguing, but I do. I so do. I don’t understand why his dark side appeals to me, but the attraction between us is rich with velvety promises of satisfaction. Chris is dark, and so are his desires, but I cannot turn away. He is damaged beneath his confident good looks and need for control, and in some way, I feel he needs me. I need him.

    How it began….

    One day I was a high school teacher on summer break, leading a relatively uneventful but happy life. Or so I told myself. Later, I’d question that, as I would question pretty much everything I knew about me, my relationships, and my desires. It all began when my neighbor thrust a key to a storage unit at me. She’d bought it to make extra money after watching some storage auction show. Now she was on her way to the airport to elope with a man she barely knew, and she needed me to clear out the unit before the lease expires.
    Soon, I was standing inside a small room that held the intimate details of another woman’s life, feeling uncomfortable , as if I was invading her privacy. Why had she let these items so neatly packed, possessions that she clearly cared about deeply, be lost at an auction? Driven to find out by some unnamed force, I began to dig, to discover this woman’s life, and yes, read her journals—-dark, erotic journals that I had no business reading. Once I started, I couldn’t stop. I read on obsessively, living out fantasies through her words that I’d never dare experience on my own, compelled by the three men in her life, none of whom had names. I read onward until the last terrifying dark entry left me certain that something had happened to this woman. I had to find her and be sure she was okay.

    Before long, I was taking her job for the summer at the art gallery, living her life, and she was nowhere to be found. I was becoming someone I didn’t know. I was becoming her…

    The dark, passion it becomes…
    Now, I am working at a prestigious gallery, where I have always dreamed of being, and I’ve been delivered to the doorstep of several men, all of which I envision as one I’ve read about in the journal. But there is one man that will call to me, that will awaken me in ways I never believed possible. That man is the ruggedly sexy artist, Chris Merit, who wants to paint me. He is rich and famous, and dark in ways I shouldn’t find intriguing, but I do. I so do. I don’t understand why his dark side appeals to me, but the attraction between us is rich with velvety promises of satisfaction. Chris is dark, and so are his desires, but I cannot turn away. He is damaged beneath his confident good looks and need for control, and in some way, I feel he needs me. I need him.

    All I know for certain is that he knows me like I don’t even know me, and he says I know him. Still, I keep asking myself — do I know him? Did he know her, the journal writer, and where is she? And why doesn’t it seem to matter anymore? There is just him and me, and the burn for more.

    The story behind the story:

    Thanks Jane!

  18. Kari Sperring
    Jul 30, 2012 @ 13:10:47

    Aude is born to wealth, but is haunted by a childhood vision of a mysterious Shining Place, and driven to discover why her family are rich when so many others are poor. Jehan is a soldier in the industrial Brass City who also questions the inequity of the world he lives in. When they meet on the turbulent streets, they find their destinies entwined. Together, they flee in search of the answers to Aude’s questions.
    They find a devastated land, and when Aude is snatched away by the Cadre, the warriors of the legendary Grass King, Jehan must follow her into the underworld. While he travels through hostile lands and fights deadly guardians, Aude must survive as a prisoner of the Cadre who believe she is the cause of the troubles that blight their land, and either solve the mystery of what became of the Grass King’s Concubine, or replace her.
    A fantasy novel, part quest, part love story, THE GRASS KING’S CONCUBINE will be published by DAW Books on 7th August 2012.

  19. Estara
    Jul 30, 2012 @ 13:21:31

    @Shiloh Walker/J.C. Daniels: Oh BRILL! That’s the heroine from your great short story, isn’t it? I was so hoping I would be able to read more about her. Sold!

  20. Olivia
    Jul 30, 2012 @ 14:42:22

    Thanks, Jayne!

    Hell and Hellion releases August 10 and is — deep breath — an erotic historical paranormal novella. If you can say that three times fast without stumbling, your tongue is more limber than mine.

    Instead of a blurb, I’m going to offer the first few paragraphs and a link to the excerpt.

    Virginia Greening looked across the ballroom, counting demons.

    There was a large one standing beside the Earl of Belmont, resting malevolent green hands on the mortal’s smaller ones as His Grace drained a full glass of wine to the dregs. To the right was another demon, a lissome female, her bat-like wings wrapped around herself and Miss Lakeland while the demoness whispered close into the girl’s shell-like ear. Miss Lakeland was glaring daggers at Lady Williams as she danced with handsome George Cave, who had a third, quite small demon perched haughtily on one shoulder.

    Lady Williams laughed and Miss Lakeland’s face turned nearly as green as her unseen companion’s. Mr. Cave’s demon winked saucily at Miss Lakeland’s demoness, who tossed her head and tried to appear aloof, though the echo of a smile lurked at the corners of her mouth.
    Pride and envy, thought Virginia. A perfect match.

  21. Joely
    Jul 30, 2012 @ 15:44:36

    Thank you for the opportunity to share about my upcoming Carina Press release, The Bloodgate Warrior, available 8/6. This is the second book in the series but they don’t have to be read in order (characters from the first book make a minor appearance). I’m also offering a free read prequel at Smashwords to help introduce readers to the underlying Maya mythology.

    Blurb for The Bloodgate Warrior, inspired by legends of the Guatemalan national hero, Técun Uman:

    As the Mayan hero Técun lay dying, a sorceress cast a spell tying her bloodline to him, so that one day he could return and avenge their people…

    Following a near-death experience, Cassandra Gonzales is haunted by erotic dreams of a mysterious man. As the dreams intensify, she is compelled to travel to Guatemala in search of him. There she learns that her blood has opened a gate—and she is the only one who can bring the great warrior back from the afterlife.

    Once faced with Técun in the flesh, Cassie fears the need he stirs within her. She aches to submit to the pleasure he promises, but first she must learn to trust in him, and in her own desires. Their time for sensual exploration is brief—Técun’s killer has escaped, intent on sacrificing Cassie and wreaking havoc on the world. Now, only Cassie’s complete and willing surrender to Técun will give him the power to defeat the demon once and for all…

    An excerpt is also available on my website.

  22. Shiloh Walker/J.C. Daniels
    Jul 30, 2012 @ 18:54:31


    It will… it just can’t be put there for preorder, so the links aren’t available yet. I’m sorry!

    @Estara: Yes, that’s the one… :)

    Sorry I’m just now answering…out of town on a trip with my guy. :)

  23. Tibby Armstrong
    Jul 30, 2012 @ 19:43:11

    What a great promo opportunity! Thank you!

    On August 14th Loose Id will release Full Disclosure, the next installment in the Hollywood series.


    Weddings are stressful under the best of circumstances, which this certainly isn’t. Following the release of his debut movie, No Apologies, Greg Falkner is working hard to be a better man to fiancé, Aaron Blake. When their alma mater contacts Greg and asks him to serve as their celebrity auctioneer for an upcoming charity gala, he grudgingly accepts at Aaron’s urging.

    Aaron admires the new man Greg has become yet craves the old independence of his lover. He’d love to strike a compromise in the relationship and hopes that returning to their beginning will help Greg lay some of his personal demons to rest.

    Neither man anticipates the violence that will befall one of them, potentially changing both lives in unimaginable ways. What emerges from the darkness, through frustrations and determination, is a remarkable story of true love with Full Disclosure.

    Note: Full Disclosure follows Aaron and Greg’s lives after No Apologies, but can be read as a stand-alone story. No Apologies placed 2nd in RWA’s Passionate Ink chapter 2012 Passionate Plume contest in the Contemporary category.

    I am hosting a giveaway of Full Disclosure from my profile on Goodreads. Please feel free to stop by and join in the fun!

    Happy reading!
    ~Tibby Armstrong

  24. Jessa Slade
    Jul 30, 2012 @ 21:11:41

    The first in my new series — the Steel-Born — with Harlequin Nocturne Cravings is out at the beginning of the month.

    DARK HUNTER’S TOUCH: Yearning to be free, Imogene has fled the idleness and cruelty of the phae court to hide in the sunlit realm of humans. When the Dark Hunters find her—and they will—she will face the Queen’s wrath. But she is tired of running, and after a chance encounter with a seductively handsome stranger named Vaile, Imogene embraces the earthly passions within her, if only for one night. But has she fallen for a man—or an illusion?

    Thanks, DA, for giving us a place to post!

  25. Kendra Leigh Castle
    Jul 31, 2012 @ 08:28:23

    The third book in my Dark Dynasties series is out today! SHADOW RISING continues the adventures of my cat-shifting vampire heroes (purring included) with the story of a sharp-tongued, amoral assassin and a sheltered immortal whose innocence hides her prowess with a sword. Here’s the blurb:

    Ancient Secrets, Dark Passions . . .

    As one of the Grigori, a noble vampire dynasty shrouded in mystery, Ariane has spent her life hidden away in the desert. Like all of her kind, she is a watcher, fated to observe, forbidden to act. Yet when her best friend Sammael vanishes, she defies all rules and flees her safe haven to bring him home.

    A shape-shifting assassin for the House of Shadows, Damien Tremaine is hired to locate Sammael. His hunt for the wayward Grigori leads him to Ariane, the rogue vamp who stands between him and his bounty. Damien never lets emotion interfere with his work, but a single touch from the sexy, beguiling vampire shatters his self-control. Drawn together by their common goal, they begin an alliance of necessity that soon becomes one of desire. But when the secret at the dark heart of the Grigori comes to light, Damien and Ariane must make a choice that could bind them eternally . . . or tear them-and everything they care about-apart.

    Thanks for the opportunity to share this!

  26. wikkidsexycool
    Jul 31, 2012 @ 19:47:42

    Thank you for this opportunity Jane.

    Two athletes fall in love while vying for the 2012 Olympics. This is an interracial romance.

    Aleesha Singh never dreamed she’d make Canada’s Olympic track team by replacing a popular member. Though her selection and cover girl looks stir up controversy, somehow she’s got to find a way to bond with a squad rocked by injury and infighting, even as her rising star carries the hope of a nation.

    REDEMPTION . . .
    As a fifteen year old swimming phenom at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Mihail Tesla’s fame was overshadowed only by the dominating performance of Michael Phelps. In the four years since, he’s sued his family to become an emancipated minor while struggling with drugs and doubt. Now he’s got a ticket to London, where his critics and competition await.

    When a girl with something to prove falls for a boy with nothing to lose, will their goal for GOLD burn hotter than their love?

    An excerpt can be viewed here:

  27. Gray Peterson
    Aug 04, 2012 @ 07:26:44

    Thank you for this opportunity to tell you about my first novella, Kill for Me, an erotic romance that was released this week by Loose Id.

    The heat’s driving the town crazy. Crazy enough that Hilary needs Ben to save her from an assault by two drunk troublemakers. But who is Ben? As she investigates, Hilary finds herself drawn to the brooding stranger both for his mind and his compact, muscular body.

    However, her rescue has set off events that Ben has being trying to hold at bay for almost two centuries. If Ben and Hilary are going to be together, they’re going to have to deal with the fallout of his dark past. For the devil’s in town, too, and he’s brought friends to play and temptations to sell souls for: he’ll lift the curse Ben’s under, resurrect Hilary’s dead daughter, all for the low, low price of murder for hire.

    You can read an excerpt here.



  28. Larissa Reinhart
    Aug 13, 2012 @ 16:33:06

    Thanks for this opportunity! My first in my Cherry Tucker Mystery series, PORTRAIT OF A DEAD GUY, releases August 28, published by Henery Press.

    In Halo, Georgia, folks know Cherry Tucker as big in mouth, small in stature, and able to sketch a portrait faster than buckshot rips from a ten gauge — but commissions are scarce. So when the well-heeled Branson family wants to memorialize their murdered son in a coffin portrait, Cherry scrambles to win their patronage from her small town rival.

    As the clock ticks toward the deadline, Cherry faces more trouble than just a controversial subject. Her rival wants to ruin her reputation, her ex-flame wants to rekindle the fire, and someone’s setting her up to take the fall. Mix in her flaky family, an illegal gambling ring, and outwitting a killer on a spree, Cherry finds herself painted into a corner she’ll be lucky to survive.

    You can learn more at my website:
    Thanks so much!

  29. Suzanne Allain
    Aug 14, 2012 @ 20:49:11

    If you like historical romantic comedies, please check out my newest release:

    The Celebrated Pedestrian

    I hope it makes you laugh!

    Suzanne Allain

  30. Anna Hackett
    Aug 16, 2012 @ 13:23:13

    Thanks, DA. My first self-published novella, TIME THIEF is out now.

    TIME THIEF is romantic suspense with a dash of paranormal — a heroine who can stop time.

    Hunted for her ability to steal time, Bay North lives a life on the run. All she wants is to make the crime lord who slaughtered her family pay. But now he’s set the ultimate hunter on her trail and Bay will need all her skills to carry out her revenge and survive.

    Ex-Navy SEAL Sean Archer saw his team killed by a time thief in Afghanistan and came back a broken man. He’s made a dark deal with a criminal to hunt down all time thieves and now Sean’s tracked the wily Bay North to Denver where he plans to rid the world of one more dangerous mutation.

    But during a shootout, hunter and hunted find themselves depending on each other for survival. Joining forces to exact payback by stealing a priceless treasure, their reluctant alliance shatters both their defenses. Can Bay find the courage to trust? And can Sean convince a woman honed in revenge that she can have more than vengeance, blood and killing?

    25,500 words


  31. Jane Hall
    Sep 23, 2012 @ 17:07:46

    Check out Jane Hall’s first time novel.

    Nicki is divorced and alone. Her friend of many years sets her up with Harold ready to love after his wife’s death and his children are out of the house.

    Real life drama that just might make you smile.

    It is available on kindle or soft cover through Amazon.

    Thanks, Jane

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