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Open Thread for Authors (Author Promo) for August 2014

Author Open ThreadWelcome 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. Kate Sherwood
    Jul 27, 2014 @ 15:08:32

    I’ve got a more-actiony-than-usual m/m Romance coming from Dreamspinner August 4th… two men with dark pasts trying to find a bright future. And there’s guns, and running and swearing! And an actual bad guy, instead of my usual own-worst-enemy stuff!

    When mercenary Jack Hunter stumbles upon Christian Manning servicing a client in a back alley, it stirs feelings he’s kept deeply buried. Hunter becomes Christian’s knight in shining armor when he rescues him from an attack and takes him to his secluded cabin to heal.

    Being stuck in the cabin over the winter gives both men a chance to get their lives in order. Christian is struggling to break his heroin addiction, and Hunter needs to get away from the organization he helped start years before—a group of people who don’t appreciate being told no. It’s a toss-up which goal is more difficult. Their new starts spark a relationship between them, but nothing good comes cheap. Despite the complications, Hunter wants more, but Christian is resistant to making that commitment. When Hunter’s private security company threatens them, only nurturing the fragile trust they formed at the beginning of their love affair will save them. But for two men with very dark pasts, relying on each other might be easier said than done.

  2. Pippa Jay
    Jul 27, 2014 @ 15:11:23

    Tethered, a new SciFi romance novella, just released by Breathless Press.

    She can kill with a kiss. But can assassin Tyree also heal one man’s grief, and bring peace to a galaxy threatened by war?

    For Tyree of the Su, being an assassin isn’t simply something she was trained for. It’s the sole reason for her existence. A genetically enhanced clone—one of many in Refuge—she’s about to learn her secluded lifestyle, and that of all her kind, is under threat by a race capable of neutralizing their special talents to leave them defenseless.

    For Zander D’joren, being a diplomat has not only cost him his appearance, but also the love of his life. Scarred, grieving, he must nonetheless continue in his role as co-delegate to the fearsome Tier-vane or risk a conflict that could only end one way.

    Now both of them need to keep each other alive and maintain a perilous deception long enough to renegotiate the treaty with the Tier-vane, or throw their people into a war that could wipe out Terrans and Inc-Su alike. But there’s more at stake than humanity, whether true or modified. Can the love growing between them save them both? Or merely hasten their destruction?
    Available from most digital online retailers including Amazon –

  3. Roxy Queen
    Jul 27, 2014 @ 15:14:47

    This is what I get for hanging around on a Sunday afternoon looking for SDCC footage and finding Dear Author posts!

    I wrote Audrey Exposed as one of those “What kind of book would I like to read?” I’m a fan of romance but not straight out erotica. Humor, angst, love stuff, real life issues and totally different from any other romance out there.

    Audrey has spent her life in fear of intimacy. Panic attacks rule her senses and after another failed relationship she finally agrees to get help. Entering a psychological study on exposure therapy is overwhelming, but it’s also Audrey’s last hope. There she’s partnered with Graham, an experienced psychology student, with his own baggage and hopes for the future.

    With each revelation they sink deeper into one another, merging into the other’s lives in and outside their protective bubble.

    Ultimately, there’s only one goal. One objective and together they’ll break new ground, layer by layer, until Audrey’s exposed.

  4. Jacci DeVera
    Jul 27, 2014 @ 15:21:04

    “Heavy Handed” is a short story approximately 38 pages, listed as the debut book for author Jacci DeVera, was just released by Dark Hollows Press. (

    Jake Merritt is through with women, Kentucky, and the world in general. Eighty acres in the middle of nowhere should give Jake exactly what he wants after his ugly break-up: Solitude. Except the lady who only rises with the fog won’t just up and leave when Jake orders her to do so.

    Actually, she can’t. Alicia is bound to Jake’s land in ways she’s not even sure about, and can’t pick up and leave just because Jake’s the new owner. There are crimes and curses to be exposed, uncovered, and broken.

    Once Jake decides to believe Alicia’s story, things take an ominous turn. Can Jake break the curse that holds Alicia and free himself to risk loving again?

    Available from most digital online retailers including Amazon –

  5. Jennifer Estep
    Jul 27, 2014 @ 15:21:18

    Thanks for the opportunity to post.

    POISON PROMISE, the 11th book in my Elemental Assassin urban fantasy series, was released on July 22. Here’s the description:

    I specialize in making death wishes come true.

    Pop quiz. Which do you think is deadlier: Burn, the nastiest drug ever to hit the mean streets of Ashland, or me, Gin Blanco, the assassin known as the Spider? Answer: Me—because I don’t kill you slowly.

    Normally, drug dealers aren’t my department. But I’m turning up the heat on some relentless Burn-pushing thugs who won’t leave my friends alone. Pushers who have my cop sister beside herself with rage, so I’m stepping up to keep her from doing something stupid and getting herself killed. Once I’m in, I’m in, and these folks have picked their poison: the Spider’s venom. But even bad guys have their good days, and sometimes even my Ice and Stone magic isn’t enough. For behind the drug is a vicious vampire with a scientific eye for results. And behind him … trouble like I haven’t seen since I took down my legendary nemesis, Mab Monroe.

    POISON PROMISE is available in print, audio, and e-book formats from all the usual retailers. You can read the first chapter of the book here:

    More information about my Elemental Assassin series is available here:

    Happy reading, everyone!

  6. Fiona Lowe
    Jul 27, 2014 @ 15:50:17

    Thanks so much for the opportunity to post.

    Harlequin have put together two eBook anthologies of my previous Australian-set medical romances making them available for the first time in the USA. If you enjoyed ER, House, Grey’s Anatomy and like your romance set against a backdrop of small towns with big hearts, then these are the books for you. Fiona Lowe’s Weddings and Fiona Lowe’s Babies (total of 8 books, 2×4) are availableout at Amazon, Nook, Google Play, iBooks, Harlequin and where all eBooks are sold. For blurbs, photos, excerpts, please head to
    Thanks so much!
    Fiona Lowe

  7. Stacey Brutger
    Jul 27, 2014 @ 16:43:22

    Coveted – New paranormal romance released today.

    Discover what happens when a woman stumbles across a Scottish werewolf imprisoned in a thousand-year old dungeon.

    Magic and mayhem, not to mention a lot of kick-ass action and some sexy hijinks of course. *wink*

    Pack alpha Aiden vows to do whatever necessary to protect his people. When he discovers a plot to harvest blood from his wolves to create the ultimate drug, he’s determined to stop them at any cost. And quickly finds himself taken captive. After months in prison, Aiden barely manages to hang onto his sanity. The last thing he expects is a shapely little human to come to his rescue and bring out all his protective instincts.

    Shayla is being stalked because of her abilities as a seeker. When offered a job in Scotland, she leaps at the chance to escape. With danger pursuing her at every turn, she must decide if she could give up her magic in order to live a safe, ordinary life. Never in her wildest fantasies did she expect to find a feral-looking man imprisoned in a thousand-year-old dungeon…or be so wildly attracted to him. She didn’t need more trouble, but when fate presents the means to help him escape, she doesn’t hesitate.

    Now they are both being hunted, and Aiden is determined to do everything in his power to protect Shayla…and seduce her into becoming his mate. As the danger intensifies, Aiden begins to suspect that Shayla might be the key to saving not only his people but also the future of his race…if he could keep her alive long enough.

    For more information: or visit my site

    Happy reading!

  8. Shiloh Walker
    Jul 27, 2014 @ 16:49:12

    Thanks, DA.

    I’ve got a friends to lovers story coming out in August…

    You Own Me

    Contemporary novella
    “Hot, loyal, and rawly tender, Decker is a hero who’ll steal your heart.”  Nalini Singh, New York Times Bestselling Author
    It had always been her…
    Ten years had passed since the doors slammed shut behind Decker Calhoun, taking away his freedom, but more importantly, locking him away from Elizabeth Waters, the only woman he’d ever loved—the woman he’d given up everything for. The day he was sentenced, he’d looked at her and said, No regrets, Lizzie.

    But he lied, because he did have one. Although he’s been out of jail for three years now, he was a year too late. Lizzie never knew how he felt and just months before he was released, she found somebody else and it’s too late.
    Or maybe not. It seems that Lizzie’s boyfriend wants an open relationship and two can play at that game. Now all Decker has to do is convince Lizzie that he’s the better man…and has been all along.
    Releasing in August 4
    read more
    iBooks users can download a preview now, too.

  9. RT Lucas and LJ Halkett
    Jul 27, 2014 @ 20:31:40

    Stranger Than Fiction, RT Lucas and LJ Halkett is the second in the multi-author WRAITH series is released this Thursday 31 July 2014. It is a fast paced Sci-fi adventure romance, MFM, and continues from the first in the series Blood Prince by Shannon West left off.

    Maddy Scott is an up and coming author, who has been dreaming about a supernatural world for as long as she can remember.

    Troy Nabu is a Sylph and Prison Guard in the Vargr Realm. He is starting to doubt the decisions and laws that are being passed in the Realm.

    Storm Alaziel is a WRAITH Hunter and Cobolt sprite. He is set the task of bringing the enemy of the Vargr Realm to justice.

    What would happen if you happened to meet the men of your dreams…literally? Would it become a nightmare?

    Three individuals, two worlds, one fate.

    #WRAITH #StrangerThanFiction out 31st July from the creators of #Xali #Tainted Blood –Promotional video–stranger-than-fiction.html

  10. Liz Talley
    Jul 27, 2014 @ 21:02:58

    As always, I appreciate the opportunity to share here. Thanks!

    I have my 13th Superromance coming out this August. The Sweetest September is the first in a new series, Home in Magnolia Bend, and features a character from an older series who makes a bad decision in the bathroom of a Louisiana grocery/baitstand/bar with the son of a reputable preacher man. John is still grieving the death of his wife and Shelby tumbles into his world all blonde, funny and remarkably busty, making him remember the way love once felt. One night of feeling good leads to….

    Ok. Yes, it’s a secret baby book… that’s not so secret. But I always wanted to try my hand at one even though the book takes place mostly over the early pregnancy. It’s a story about overcoming bad choices, healing and finding a place to belong. Both my characters are complex and my heroine Shelby is my favorite kind of person – the kind who handles everything in stride with humor and a matter-of-factness that’s admirable. Drama queen she ain’t.

    It will be on the shelf somewhere, God willing, but you can also find it at Amazon, B&N and BAM. Here’s the link for Amazon where you can check out more if you want.

    Thanks again for giving me this opportunity to share a little about my newest book.

  11. Sandra Schwab
    Jul 27, 2014 @ 22:29:27

    Thank you so much for the opportunity to share!

    In mid-August I’ll release DEVIL’S RETURN, the next installment in my new historical series about a Victorian magazine (all stories in the series can be read as stand-alones). This time we meet Alexander Crenshaw aka “Our Man Abroad,” who spent the past months in the Far East, helping with the excavations of the old Assyrian city of Nimrod. Here’s the blurb:

    Seven years ago Fran and Alex were very much in love. Yet because Alex was only a younger son with no prospects to speak of, Fran’s family pressured her into breaking the engagement and marrying a rich, titled man instead. Filled with bitterness, Alex left England for the New World.

    Now he is back, more dangerous and more cynical than ever before. He has found fame and fortune as an adventurer, traveling the world from America to the Near East and writing about his travels for Allan’s Miscellany. He has come to London to drum up interest for his friend’s archeological excavations. Soon, he finds himself the darling of London society, admired by men, wooed by women.

    Fate has not been so kind to Fran. After a disastrous marriage, which has left her with deep emotional and physical scars, she is widowed and now lives in genteel poverty.

    By chance, Alex and Fran’s paths cross again. They have both changed so much, and past betrayals and past hurts still divide them. So surely there can be no second chance for their love…

    You can find an excerpt here:

    As with all the titles in the series, there will also be an enhanced edition with illustrations and detailed information about the historical background (including everything you’ve ever wanted to know about buses to Hammersmith in 1847 and some serious fangirling about the satirical magazine PUNCH *g*).

  12. Carolyne
    Jul 27, 2014 @ 22:31:36

    Thank you, DA! I was very nearly paralyzed by the idea of posting—but this started with a First Page here, so I’m very happy to be able to announce it here too.

    The Knife of Narcissus is m/m erotic historical romance, a serial in 7 parts. I love the pacing of a serial and hope readers will feel rewarded by the journey. It contains an array of steamy (of course) encounters, an assortment of togas (mostly undraped), a variety of (strong-minded) female characters, plus one (well-behaved) volcano. Part 1 will be released in August and the serial will be complete in November.

    Lucius Sentius, along with most people in the city of Rome, assumes that the corrupt days of Nero are past. He may be the son of a merchant, but his newly arranged marriage will bring lofty and utterly respectable connections. His heart lies somewhere not at all respectable: his lifelong friend Trio, the reserved and serious son of one of the most reserved and pious families in the city. And his wife, Velleia, has plans and secrets of her own.

    As Lucius is pushed along the course of duty to family and to Rome, he begins to see under the surface of his city, into a net of intrigues and corruption that can carry him upward in status and bring him what he wants…or ruin both him and the people he loves.

    There are some warnings on this story, which you’ll find along with more info and preview downloads on
    …or find it on B&N, ARE, and Smashwords, and Amazon on 8/24

  13. Lucy Woodhull
    Jul 28, 2014 @ 11:34:28

    As always, thanks for the awesome promo chance, DA!

    The third of my contemporary romantic comedy Samantha Lytton books is being released wide on August 3rd! The series is about Samantha, a secretary/wannabe-actress, and the dimpled art thief, Sam who accidentally ruins her life in the sexiest way possible. The series is THE DIMPLE OF DOOM, THE DIMPLE STRIKES BACK, and this, the latest, THE WRATH OF DIMPLE.

    Here’s a blurb for TWoD:

    Unforgettable. That’s what she’s not.

    Life is perfect for Samantha Lytton, big-screen superheroine. Her acting career flourishes, the bad guys from her past are in prison, and she’s married her true love, be-dimpled ex-thief Sam. Everything is so rosy and idyllic, it’s like a freaking princess movie. Well, an R-rated one. Nothing could mar Sam and Samantha’s fairy-tale romance!

    Except the moment in the emergency room when Sam, his head cracked open, turns to his beloved wife and asks, “Who the hell are you?”

    He’s suffering from…Samnesia! (At least he still laughs at Samantha’s stupid puns.) How on earth does that happen? If Samantha is going to live her very own soap opera, she’d choose an evil twin over amnesia any day.

    With no idea who has attacked Sam or why, Samantha is left in the depths of despair with a hunk who doesn’t remember her, a creepy film director who’s getting more threatening by the minute, and, oh, the people who continue to try to murder Sam. How do you solve a mystery wrapped in a head bandage inside an empty skull? Nothing a little Norwegian fish porn and a lot of cleavage can’t fix. Hopefully.

    Samantha needs every ounce of her courage to win her husband back before their enemies catch up to finish them both off. She thought their love was written in the stars, but it might just be scribbled on an Etch-A-Sketch.

    * * *

    More info here ( Thanks for reading!

  14. Piper
    Jul 28, 2014 @ 14:16:49

    Released on July 27, The Preacher’s Promise is an inspirational romance featuring African American characters.

    1866 – Oberlin, Ohio
    Devastated by her father’s death days after her triumphant graduation from Oberlin College, Amanda Stewart is all alone in the world. Her father’s unscrupulous business partner offers her an indecent proposal to earn a living. Instead, to fulfill a promise she made to her father, she resolves to start a school to educate and uplift their race. Sorting through her father’s papers, she discovers he had carried on a mysterious correspondence with a plantation in Milford, Georgia. She determines to start her teaching work with the formerly enslaved. However, when she arrives, the mayor tells her to leave. There’s no where for her to go.
    Virgil Smithson, Milford’s mayor, blacksmith and sometimes preacher man with a gift for fiery oratory, doesn’t want anything to do with a snobby schoolteacher from up North. On top of everything else, the schoolteacher lady has a will hard enough to match the iron he forges. He must organize his fellow formerly enslaved citizens into a new town and raise his young daughter alone. Still, his troubled past haunts him. He cannot forget the promise he made to his daughter’s mother as she died—that their child would learn to read and write. If only he didn’t have secrets that the new schoolteacher seems determined to uncover.
    To keep THE PREACHER’S PROMISE, Amanda and Virgil must put aside their enmity, unite for the sake of a newly-created community in a troubling age, and do things they never imagined. In the aftermath of the flood that was the Civil War, God set his bow upon the earth to show love and understanding for humankind. To reflect God’s promise, these combatants must put aside their differences and come together–somehow.

    Thank you for the opportunity to post!

  15. Maggie Robinson
    Jul 29, 2014 @ 07:04:53

    Thanks, DA!

    On August 19, the 3rd Edwardian-set Ladies Unlaced book, The Reluctant Governess, releases. It can be read as a standalone, and features a bohemian artist hero and the uptight temporary governess who comes to tame his household. Or so she thinks.

    Blurb: From the author of In The Arms of the Heiress, a seductive romance about getting schooled in the ways of the heart—and desire…

    A secretary for the renowned Evensong Agency, Eliza Lawrence may have a pretty face, but she’s much prouder of her mind and her morals. When she’s pressed into temporary governess duty as a favor to her boss, she doesn’t expect to bend one bit for the rakish Nicholas Raeburn. Not even when he opens the door to her half-dressed…

    Despite his bad reputation, Nicholas is a man of honor. To Nick’s way of thinking, he doesn’t need any help raising his daughter, Domenica. If only he weren’t so drawn to the meddlesome woman’s sparkling wit and uncommon beauty…

    But when an act of misplaced chivalry goes seriously awry, resulting in mayhem and almost murder, Eliza becomes the only woman he can depend upon. Nick will do anything to protect his family, but who will protect him from falling in love with his reluctant governess?

    Praise for the Ladies Unlaced Novels:

    “Downton Abbey fans will fall in love…A must read!”—Tessa Dare, USA Today bestselling author

    “A fun, light and very sexy historical.”—Smexy Books

    “Highly recommended for all romance readers.”-starred review from Library Journal

    DIK status from AAR

    “Charming…Filled with action, love and secrets.”—Fresh Fiction

    The whole first chapter can be found here:

    Thanks again!

  16. Lara Lacombe
    Jul 29, 2014 @ 08:55:17

    Thanks DA!

    My second book, FATAL FALLOUT, is being released by Harlequin Romantic Suspense this month! Digital releases on August 1, and print releases on August 5. It received 4 stars from RT Book Reviews! Here’s the back cover blurb:

    Torn between duty and desire, two strangers must risk all for love

    Nuclear physicist Dr. Claire Fleming has one rule: never get close to anyone. But when her colleague is murdered and she’s targeted next, she must place all her trust in FBI agent Thomas Kincannon. Soon Claire forgets her tenet as she fantasizes about Thomas’s touch.

    Thomas is wildly attracted to Claire. But his life and his job are too complicated for any romantic entanglements. Despite this, they share a mind-blowing kiss, and there’s no turning back. When Thomas’s niece is abducted, the stakes become dangerously higher as Claire insists he trade her for the child. Somehow, Thomas must find a way to rescue his family and protect the woman who let her protective walls down just for him.

    Hope you enjoy it! :)

  17. Melissa Cutler
    Jul 29, 2014 @ 12:52:26

    An Ice Hockey Team of Wounded Veterans…

    RISKY BUSINESS is Book 1 in my upcoming BOMB SQUAD hockey romance series about wounded soldiers who find brotherhood on a men’s league ice hockey team for wounded veterans. Each hero is fighting strong but has had to overcome tremendous obstacles as the result of battlefield injuries. After all they’ve been through, it’s time they each find their happily-ever-afters…

    I’m so excited about this series, coming out in digital format from Berkley Intermix. The covers are hot, the romance is sensual and steamy, the heroes are alphas, and I pride myself on writing career-oriented, independent heroines. RISKY BUSINESS releases on August 19th. I hope you’ll add it to your Goodreads shelf and give the series a try!

    I send out release day reminders via my newsletter, so I hope you’ll sign up today:


    You can pre-order RISKY BUSINESS at most e-retailers:
    Barnes & Noble:

    Canada Amazon:
    UK Amazon:

    From the back cover…
    Welcome to Destiny Falls, New York, home of Bomb Squad—an ice hockey team full of rugged military heroes. But the season’s biggest match-up isn’t on the ice as one of their own prepares to go head to head with his new boss.

    Allison Whitely’s ex left her with a mountain of debt and Cloud Nine, a struggling boat rental business. With zero job skills, her only hope of getting back in the black lies in a brooding ex-soldier who has her seeing red.

    Theo Lacroix’s teammates are counting on their star player to help them win an upcoming high profile hockey game. But when a sexy tornado of a woman sweeps into town and expects him to help her with Cloud Nine, Theo is tempted to skate away from it all. Theo vowed to never again be someone’s knight in shining armor, but his feelings—and desire—for Allison are becoming harder to ignore. He longs to save her, but to win Allison’s love, he’ll have to throw out his old playbook and take the ultimate risk…playing from the heart.

    A huge THANK YOU to Dear Author for this wonderful opportunity to spread the word about my latest release!


  18. Annie
    Jul 29, 2014 @ 15:31:27

    Thanks to DA for the opportunity to share my debut novel with readers! Betting the Farm (Clay Hearts Series – Book 1) will be released Aug. 13th from Ellora’s Cave. Here’s a little more info:

    Fritz Carter has carved out a nice life in his hometown of Serenity, Georgia. Together with his brothers, they’ve made the family farm more successful than ever. Fritz wants for very little—save for the girl he’d loved in high school. The girl who’d left Serenity behind…left Fritz behind as well.

    The girl who just sauntered into the local dive bar, looking all woman and hotter than ever.

    Fritz would have to be blind not to want Kai back in his bed. He’d also have to be stupid to give her his heart. Not again. Not right away. They’ve both changed, and past hurts haven’t healed as well as either had thought. A few sultry summer nights in Kai’s arms don’t equal love…even if his heart says otherwise.

    I refuse to apologize for the plowing and planting metaphors. I’d also like to point out that there’s sex in the cab of a very fancy John Deere tractor. Yup.

    More info can be found at my website:

  19. J.K. Harper
    Aug 01, 2014 @ 13:18:41

    Thanks for the opportunity to post here! My paranormal wolf shifter romance, Hunting Wolf: Black Mesa Wolves #3, releases today.

    Caleb Bardou has a quick answer for anything that comes at him: his fists. Barreling through life, damn the consequences, has always worked for him. With dangerous rogue wolves threatening his Pack, he must be a ruthless hunter. But when a delicate little she-wolf gets in his steamroller way, he has to find a different strategy to win the unexpected battle for her body and her heart.

    Each time civilized Rielle Amoux thinks about caveman Caleb, she gets all tingly inside. Yet she refuses to be flustered by a hot-headed, chest-thumping, he-man of a wolf. Except Caleb is sexier than sin, and he arouses her on a primal level—the part of her she’s always denied from fear she won’t be able to control it. But if she doesn’t free her wild side soon, she risks losing her wolf forever….

    Between vicious rogues and sweetly seductive Rielle, Caleb has his hands full. Just when he thinks he has everything under control, his trigger temper erupts again. This time, the fallout could be disastrous for his Pack—as well as for any chance he has with the sexy little wolf who might be his destiny.

    Find it on Amazon or get more information on my website

  20. Karenna Colcroft
    Aug 01, 2014 @ 14:31:05

    Love Like Vampires- male/male contemporary romance available in ebook and print from Dreamspinner Press. Released July 30.

    All Thaniel Robichaud has ever wanted is for his band to hit the big-time. All Shane McCarthy has ever wanted is Thaniel.

    Friends since childhood, Thaniel and Shane started making music together while still in junior high school. In the ten years since, they’ve taken their band, Love Like Vampires, from struggling over chords in Thaniel’s basement to headlining at clubs, and recently they opened for one of rock’s biggest names. Along the way, Shane stunned Thaniel with a proclamation of love, and when Thaniel returned his feelings, their relationship gave them the strength to weather the rough patches. But with the band about to break apart, it may not be enough to hold everything together. Their dream is slipping through their fingers just as they’re perched on the cusp of success.

  21. Lily Harlem
    Aug 04, 2014 @ 08:20:25

    New Release – The Silk Tie by Lily Harlem

    “If you enjoyed The Glass Knot you’ll LOVE The Silk Tie.”

    Professional life in the City of London is tough going which is why my husband Gabe and I live by the motto work hard and play hard. So when something, or rather someone, comes along that changes how he wants to play I’m intrigued by our sexy new game.

    But there’s always private sides to the ones you love, and in this case new thoughts and desires are stealing Gabe’s dreams. It’s not until I meet Brent—gorgeous and sophisticated yet soul-achingly alone—that I begin to understand the complex layers of Gabe’s needs and exactly what I have to do.

    But I’m not afraid; in fact the idea of two men turns me the hell on. In a whirlwind of romance, fear, desire and a new cresting wave of passion we open up to each other, testing the water for one weekend only. Or is it? Will we ever be the same again? Can Gabe and I survive our decision to let a third into our bed? Can Brent just walk away and, more importantly, will we let him?


    Amazon UK

  22. Mima
    Aug 06, 2014 @ 09:48:27

    Thanks, Dear Author for this posting board!

    I’m posting on behalf of 40 authors at the Romance Divas forum who collaborated on an anthology for the charity Reach Out and Read. ALL profits go to that charity. These short stories are in all genres, at all heat levels, and clearly marked.

    LOVE IS~…/id901174496?ls=1&mt=11

  23. Clare London
    Aug 29, 2014 @ 04:08:22

    Thanks for the opportunity to share my new novella, A TWIST AND TWO BALLS, out today (29th).
    All the links are here:

    Eduardo Mancini is going to be a star of the London stage and screen. Or that was the plan. His alter ego Eddy March hasn’t got further than the chorus and a bit part in a TV series. His parents aren’t supportive, his agent can’t place his particular skills, and he’s finding it hard to hang onto his young dreams. Things go from bad to worse when he’s late for an important audition, hasn’t got enough money to pay the taxi fare, and is chased across the streets of Soho by the irate driver.

    Eddy reaches what he believes is sanctuary – With A Kick, a store where ice creams are blended with alcohol and imagination, and where his friends can help him. But Nuri the taxi driver is persistent in his steady pursuit, above and beyond the money he’s owed. Despite their very different characters and background, Eddy and Nuri’s relationship goes from a complete unknown to a wary balancing act. There are still mistakes to be made, and hurdles to clear. And both of them have to admit that their life so far hasn’t gone the way they planned.

    But maybe being caught by Nuri was just what Eddy’s career needed – both for his job and his heart.


    A TWIST AND TWO BALLS is the first title to be released in the WITH A KICK series:

    A new and enticing ice cream franchise, with a unique blend of full flavour, mischief and romance. Patrick and Lee are struggling to make a success of their alcoholic ice cream shop in the centre of tourist London. At the same time, their business partnership may take a turn towards the personal – if either of them can find the time and nerve to go for it! Meanwhile, they cater to the wild and wonderful range of customers in the area, many of whom have their own romantic agenda. Will ice cream be the final ingredient they’re all looking for?

    A joint-authored project with Sue Brown, this series of romantic novellas launches August 2014.


    Thanks again for the forum! Clare :)

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