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Open Thread for Authors (Author Promo) for December 2013

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
    Nov 24, 2013 @ 15:18:30

    It seems like forever since I’ve had a new release to talk about, but… I’ve got one now!

    The Fall is an m/m romance coming from Dreamspinner Press. It comes out December 16th, but is available for pre-order now:

    Every relationship leaves something behind. Dumped by his sugar daddy, part-time model Scott Mackenzie somehow ends up owning an abandoned church in rural Ontario. He dreams of using it for gay weddings, even if he’ll never have one of his own.

    Joe Sutton is trying to keep his family together after his parents’ deaths. Between the family ranch, his brother’s construction company, and commitments around town, he doesn’t have time for a relationship. But Mackenzie is hard to ignore.

    As both men fight their growing attraction, challenges to Mackenzie’s business threaten their relationship. If he can’t make it work, he’ll have to crawl back to the city in defeat. But the only solution involves risking the ranch Joe loves, and each man has to decide how much he’ll sacrifice for the other.

  2. Keri Ford
    Nov 24, 2013 @ 15:59:18

    We’re at the beginning of Christmas Book Season. If you’re feeling like all the fa-la-la-la’s should be farther away than a few weeks, try my new book—a friends to lovers story. Never Stopped Loving You (A Chester Farms Novel) is the first of a new series from Carina Press.

    At eighteen, Kara Duncan had already made her fair share of mistakes, choosing the wrong boy and earning herself a bad reputation in the process. Hurt and humiliated, she’d packed up and moved on, sure that everyone in Bella Warren, Arkansas, would be better off without her. She’d planned never to return, but when crisis strikes, she has nowhere else to turn.

    After seven years, Wade Chester thought his feelings for Kara were finally ancient history. Until he sees her again, standing on his front porch just as she’d done a million times before. She needs his help—and his family’s crops—if her canning business is going to survive. The rest of his family has let bygones be bygones, so why is it so hard for him to let go of the past?

    While Kara claims to be interested only in putting things right, the old heat flaring between them is undeniable. But Wade will need to risk his heart—and the reputation of his farm—to prove that they’re meant to be together.

    Never Stopped Loving You is 96,000-words of small-town contemporary romance set on a family owned fruit and vegetable farm. It releases December 2, but you can pre-order it now!



    Find more information and an excerpt, visit my website:

  3. Anthea Lawson
    Nov 24, 2013 @ 16:15:53

    Coming December 8th – A Countess for Christmas (Regency short story, .99 cents)

    Cecilia Fairfax wants only to endure the holidays and hold strong, despite her father’s illness and brother’s recent trouble.

    Liam Barrett, Earl of Tarrick, is certain he will not accept Marcus Fairfax’s invitation to spend Christmas at the Fairfax family’s estate – and the man’s tales of a family ghost have nothing to do with his decision.

    Of all the blessings of the season, sometimes the most unexpected is love…

    Originally published in the anthology Christmas Ghosts.

  4. Susanna Fraser
    Nov 24, 2013 @ 16:15:59

    CHRISTMAS PAST, my time travel Christmas short story (13,000 words) releases tomorrow from Entangled Publishing.

    Time-traveling PhD student Sydney Dahlquist’s first mission sounded simple enough—spend two weeks in December 1810 collecting blood samples from the sick and wounded of Wellington’s army, then go home to modern-day Seattle and Christmas with her family. But when her time machine breaks, stranding her in the past, she must decide whether to sacrifice herself to protect the timeline or to build a new life—and embrace a new love—two centuries before her time.

    Rifle captain Miles Griffin has been fascinated by the tall, beautiful “Mrs. Sydney” from the day he met her caring for wounded soldiers. When he stumbles upon her time travel secret on Christmas Eve, he vows to do whatever it takes to seduce her into making her home in his present—by his side.

    Barnes & Noble


    For more information and an excerpt, visit my website.

  5. Jill Sorenson
    Nov 24, 2013 @ 16:42:56

    I have a new release coming Nov. 26th, PASSION & PERIL. “Scenes of Peril” is a snowed-in cabin romance novella, light on the suspense but heavy on the sexy. It’s paired with Suzanne Brockmann’s “Scenes of Passion,” a reissue, so be aware if you’ve already bought this one!

    More details and excerpt at my web site:


  6. Kris Bock
    Nov 24, 2013 @ 17:32:04


    Painter Jenny Kinley has spent the last decade struggling in the New York art world. Her grandmother’s sudden death brings her home to New Mexico, but inheriting the children’s art camp her grandmother ran is more of a burden than a gift. How can she give up her lifelong dreams of showing her work in galleries and museums?

    Rob Caruso, the camp cook and all-around handyman, would be happy to run the camp with Jenny. Dare he even dream of that, when his past holds dark secrets that he can never share? When Jenny’s father reappears after a decade-long absence, only Rob knows where he’s been and what danger he’s brought with him.

    Jenny and Rob face midnight break-ins and make desperate escapes, but the biggest danger may come from the secrets that don’t want to stay buried. In the end, they must decide whether their dreams will bring them together or force them apart.

    Kindle $3.95:
    Paperback $9.95:
    First Chapter:

  7. Kate Lowell
    Nov 24, 2013 @ 18:04:12

    My first try at a contemporary releases on December 3 from Loose Id. Called Christmas Goes Analog , it’s about a couple of guys working at a video game company, and a perfect, non-digital Christmas.

    When Rob’s dad was injured by an uninsured driver, it spelled the end of Rob’s carefree childhood and, more important to Rob, the idyllic Christmases they used to have. Hard work and sacrifice nets him a degree in computer programming and then a contract at a rapidly-growing video game company. Things are looking up, especially when he meets his new System Administrator, Shawn. But the closer it gets to Christmas, the more bugs there are in the system.

    Shawn’s found him. The Guy. But Rob’s had it rough and it’s been years since he’s been anything but responsible. It all comes boiling to the surface when a family financial crisis is followed by a work emergency that ruin Rob’s plans to bring Shawn home to meet the family over Christmas holidays.

    With Rob’s mood growing darker the closer it gets to Christmas, Shawn needs to find some way to give Rob the Christmas he’s so desperate for. And he just might have the plan…

  8. Brenna Aubrey
    Nov 24, 2013 @ 19:07:08

    AT ANY PRICE, a New Adult contemporary romance, my debut novel, releases December 9.

    Achievement Unlocked: Geek Virgin

    When Mia Strong, proud geek-girl and popular gaming blogger, auctions off her virginity online, she knows she’ll make waves. But what she will not be making is a love connection. Her rules are set in stone: One night. No further contact.

    It’s a desperate step, but it’s the only way she can go to medical school and pay her mother’s mounting hospital bills.

    Difficulty Level: Millionaire CEO

    Adam Drake, the enigmatic auction winner, is a software prodigy who made his first million at seventeen. Now, in his mid-twenties, he’s sexy, driven and–as CEO of his own gaming company–he’s used to making the rules. Before Mia knows what’s happening, he’s found the loophole in the rules of her auction. Every stipulation she’s made to protect her heart gets tossed by the wayside.

    She can’t tell if he’s playing her…or if he’s playing for keeps.

    This New Adult book is intended for readers over the age of 18 due to adult language, sexual content and adult situations

  9. Lucy Woodhull
    Nov 24, 2013 @ 19:21:06

    Holy moly — I have promo! The second book in my rom-com Samantha Lytton series is available for pre-release now, and drops at all outlets December 20th. Just in time to distract yourself from your crappy relatives at Christmas!

    THE DIMPLE STRIKES BACK, book two in the Samantha Lytton series by Lucy Woodhull

    If you can’t beat them, join them… and then beat them.

    Samantha Lytton, foiler of evildoers and roller-skate enthusiast, is back! What has she been up to since the events of THE DIMPLE OF DOOM? No big whoop—just being a movie star.

    Samantha has just arrived in London to film her first leading role. Sam, would-be Picasso thief and lover, joins her to rev up her engine in the bad-boy way only he can. Life is full of sexy good times, money, and prestige galore! What could go wrong?

    Ha ha—everything.

    After a kidnapping attempt, Sam nobly dumps Samantha for her own good, the jerk. No matter, for Samantha is a successful woman of the world now and (after only spending one day lying on the floor and sobbing on her cheeseburgers) she jumps back into actress-mode with her sexy co-star Daniel Zhang. Hot movie star = best rebound ever. She barely even thinks about what’s-his-name—until his evil ex-girlfriend shows up and gives Samantha an ultimatum she just can’t refuse: steal a priceless artefact from the museum or die.

    Is Sam in cahoots with the wicked ex? Can Samantha rob a museum and film a movie simultaneously? And why isn’t a lady allowed to marry both a gorgeous Oscar-winner and an equally alluring criminal?

    Thank you, Dear Author!


  10. Solace Ames
    Nov 24, 2013 @ 19:23:31

    The Dom Project, a BDSM erotic romance by Solace Ames & Heloise Belleau, releases on December 23rd from Carina Press as an audiobook and ebook, and is available for preorder now at all major retailers.

    By day, Robin Lessing has a successful career as a university archivist. By night, she blogs about her less-than-successful search for Mr. Tall, Dark and Dominant. Living up to her handle “The Picky Submissive,” she’s on the verge of giving up and settling for vanilla with a side of fuzzy handcuffs when she discovers her best friend and colleague has a kinky side, too.

    Sexy, tattooed techie John Sun is an experienced Dom who never lacks for playmates, male or female. If he can’t satisfy Robin’s cravings, maybe no one can—after all, he knows her better than anyone. So he offers to help her master the art of submission for one month.

    Robin eagerly agrees to John’s terms, even the pesky little rule forbidding any friendship-ruining sex. But rules are made to be broken, and once they begin their stimulating sessions, it’s not long before she’s ready to beg him for more—much more…

  11. Elyssa Patrick
    Nov 24, 2013 @ 19:55:30

    My friend/critique partner, Maggie Robinson, and I teamed up for a contemporary romance duology: Holiday for Two (a duet of Christmas novellas) is set to release on 12/9. Here’s the official blurb:

    Two light, sexy contemporary romance Christmas novellas where the couples are snowbound for the holiday.

    All Through the Night by Maggie Robinson

    Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays personal assistant Carrie Moore from the swift completion of her appointed rounds. She is used to delivering for the rich and famous. Can she mend a hunky English lord’s heart and not get him deported?

    While It Was Snowing by Elyssa Patrick

    Felicity Evans and Harry Walsh have been best friends forever, but lately, Felicity has noticed the looks Harry has been giving her. And she’s going to do something about it. Sex solves everything, or so she hopes. But she never knew Harry was a virgin—until now. Being snowbound in a Vermont cabin is the perfect opportunity to take things to the next level . . . and perhaps dare to lay her heart out on the line.

    You can find out more info here. Buy links will go up as soon as we have them.

    Thank you, Dear Author!

  12. Kate McKinley
    Nov 24, 2013 @ 21:25:18

    My debut erotic Regency novella, A DUCHESS IN THE DARK, releases on Dec. 3!

    The first novella in Kate McKinley’s erotic By Invitation Only series.


    Miss Daphne Hayward is on the hunt for a safe, honorable husband and she has set her sights on the perfect target. She plans a full-scale seduction that will bring him to his knees, and have him begging for her hand in marriage. But when she mistakenly slips into another man’s bed, the passions that quickly ignite threaten to send her well-laid plans up in smoke.

    Ashton Fitzgerald, Duke of Claymore has never been for want of a willing woman in his bed and his rakish ways have become legend in boudoirs and dark corners all across London. But not even Ashton can account for the powerful desire that surges through him when a mysterious woman pays him a clandestine midnight visit. As dawn breaks, his goddess flees before he can learn her identity. Now Ashton will stop at nothing to unmask the identity of the woman who bewitched him body and soul and make her his . . . forever.

  13. Crista McHugh
    Nov 24, 2013 @ 21:35:09

    Thanks for allowing us to announce our upcoming releases!
    Deception’s Web, book three of the Deizian Empire, comes out December 9th! It’s a sexy fantasy romance a poor boy-rich girl/enemies to lovers plot.

    There’s still chance to win a copy if you enter by tonight on Goodreads. (UK/AUS/NZ/CA can enter here)

    A soldier looking for redemption falls into the arms of the empire’s Black Widow…

    Galerius, former Captain of the Legion, is honored to be given a chance to redeem himself by discovering who is behind the failing barrier. A series of anonymous letters all point to Hostilius, governor of Lucrilia, but Galerius thinks he’ll learn more about the plot by seducing the governor’s thrice widowed daughter, Claudia. Although he warns himself not to fall into snare of the empire’s most deadly temptress, one kiss leaves him begging for more.

    Claudia has spent years as a pawn in her father’s political games and longs to break free of his rule, even it means betraying him to the emperor. When Galerius arrives in Tivola, she’s not sure if he’s there to aid her father or stop him. She willingly submits to his seduction, despite their class differences, in order to find the truth. What she doesn’t expect to find is a man who indulges her secret fantasies, satisfying her in a way none of her previous husbands did, and treats her as something more than a conquest. As time runs out to thwart her father’s plans, she must decide if she can trust Galerius not only with her life, but her heart.

  14. Kaylea Cross
    Nov 24, 2013 @ 22:23:05

    Book 4 of my Titanium Security series just released this weekend! This is Blake Ellis’s story, and Alex is up next.


    She’s wanted him forever…

    For years former Marine Jordyn Bridger has been in love with a man who refused to see her as anything but his best friend’s little sister. A mind-blowing kiss finally changed that, but then he disappeared from her life. Now he’s back, to recruit her for a job with his NSA-sanctioned Titanium Security team. They’re going after the terrorist responsible for the recent attacks on their team and Jordyn is eager to lend her skill set to the hunt. She’s determined to prove to Blake that she’s capable of holding her own—both in the bedroom and on the battlefield.

    He’s never walking away again…

    Former Marine Scout/Sniper Blake Ellis hid his true feelings for Jordyn for years out of respect for her and her family, but once he learns those feelings aren’t one-sided, he can’t keep his distance any longer. When a team tragedy thrusts Jordyn into the front line with him on a battlefield, Blake will do whatever it takes to protect her. She’s everything he ever wanted in a woman but he was too stubborn to see it. Now it might be too late for them. As they race to capture the terrorist they’re hunting, Blake and Jordyn find themselves fighting for their lives. If they want to make it out alive they must work together to defeat an unseen, powerful network that will stop at nothing until their entire team is dead.

    Happy reading!
    Kaylea Cross

  15. Alison Packard
    Nov 24, 2013 @ 22:56:01

    Thanks for the opportunity!

    A Christmas for Carrie is part of the Carina Press For My Own Contemporary Christmas Anthology and can be purchased separately or in the anthology.

    Release date: December 5th

    The very thought of Christmas is enough to darken Carrie Jones’ day. Jingle Bells and eggnog? Not for this girl, not anymore. But running into a handsome old crush might make this year different…

    Home to celebrate with his parents, Nick Johnson loves the holidays and all that comes with them, from trips to the tree lot to the very last strand of tinsel. Stunned to bump into Carrie while on a coffee run, he realizes that his former study buddy has grown into a drop-dead gorgeous woman. One with whom he’d like to share all the joys—and hidden pleasures—of the season.

    Spending time with Nick and his warm, close-knit family, Carrie can’t help but feel the very beginnings of that elusive Christmas spirit. She’s falling in love with all of them…until an unexpected visitor arrives. It will take putting her trust in Nick—and all her newfound happiness—to overcome the ghosts of Christmases past.

    A Christmas for Carrie purchase links:

    For My Own Anthology purchase link:

  16. Shari Mikels
    Nov 24, 2013 @ 23:15:33

    My debut, Christmas Curveball, releases December 5th from Carina Press as part of the For My Own: A Contemporary Christmas Anthology and can be purchased separately or as part of the anthology.

    Christmas Curveball
    When newly-single Rachel Tanner finds out that pro pitcher Kevin Ganlin has come home to recover from an injury, her heart skips a beat. She’s loved him from afar since her preteen years, never bold enough to let him know.

    Kevin is less than thrilled when Rachel shows up at his doorstep. She’s his best friend’s little sister and officially off limits. Besides, he’s staring early retirement in the face, a one-man pity-party with no interest in anything more serious than quick flings on the road. Until an icy mishap lands Rachel cozied up on his sofa, irresistible in his practice sweats.

    A little game of Truth or Truth reveals much more than Rachel had ever dared to hope and leads to a midnight make-out session that leaves them both panting. But can she trust that he’s truly changed his ways? This Christmas, Kevin will do whatever it takes to make Rachel understand she’s the only one for him.

    37,000 words

    For My Own: A Contemporary Christmas Anthology
    Snowy days and steamy nights

    This year, a modern-day Scrooge learns the true meaning of Christmas with the help of a suddenly sexy old friend. A down-on-his-luck baseball star finds a beautiful new beginning with a hometown girl. And a prim-and-proper teacher is determined to bring out the holiday spirit in a grumpy tree farmer. Settle in for the season with this collection of very merry short fiction.

    Edited by Angela James, this anthology includes:

    A Christmas for Carrie by Alison Packard
    Christmas Curveball by Shari Mikels
    Kissing Her Scrooge by Kinley Cade

    107,000 words

    Purchase links for both the novella and the anthology:

  17. Eve Langlais
    Nov 25, 2013 @ 05:04:27

    Hello and thank you Dear Author for the opportunity to mention my upcoming release.

    Two’s A Couple, Three’s The Law is coming December 3rd.

    Warning: This story contains adult subject matter and language that is probably not suitable for anyone. (Erotic Paranormal Menage (MFM) Romance)

    Can one woman handle two dominant men intent on staking their claim?

    Two’s a couple, three’s a ménage, not to mention the law. Welcome to an alternate world where the government gives tax breaks to women who choose to take on two or more men—and werewolves live amongst us.

    Despite the laws encouraging polygamy, Chloe isn’t interested in a relationship with one man, let alone two. But all that changes when a werewolf client decides he wants her for more than just legal aid. He’s not alone though. Her nemesis in the courtroom, district attorney Anthony Vanderson, is also intent on seduction.

    Caught between two men—naked and panting—she succumbs to passion, gets embroiled in a mystery and learns werewolves aren’t the only creatures living amongst humans.

    To read an excerpt or check out the awesome cover (designed by Amanda Kelsey at RazzDazz Design) please visit my website

    Thanks and happy reading,

  18. Christi Barth
    Nov 25, 2013 @ 08:20:48

    Tinsel My Heart is a sassy & sexy 30,000 word novella releasing December 5 as part of All I’m Asking For: A Contemporary Christmas Anthology

    Becca Huntley’s produced the Lyndale Park Player’s over-the-top Christmas pageant for ten years. The beloved Minneapolis tradition is the theatre’s main fundraiser. But this year’s production is almost canceled when their director disappears into rehab at the last minute. Good thing his directing partner steps in to save the day. Except for the minor fact that he hates everything about Christmas.
    Jack Whittaker wiped the Twin Cities off his shoe with his graduation tassel and never looked back. But duty compels him to fulfill Tyler’s promise to direct the show. Even though it means working side-by-side with Becca, the girl he always wanted, lost to Ty, but never forgot.
    It’ll take more than a few handfuls of tinsel to soften Jack’s heart toward Becca’s favorite holiday. Steamy kisses that melt the snow right off his boots are a step in the right direction. They’ll both discover that Christmas is about making each other’s dreams come true. But will doing so destroy their chance at a happily-ever-after together?

    PreOrder now:
    PreOrder the anthology:

  19. J.K. Harper
    Nov 25, 2013 @ 11:17:05

    Thank you so much for having this open thread!

    Alpha Wolf, the second book in my sexy paranormal romance novellas series the Black Mesa Wolves, releases today. There’s also a giveaway happening on my Facebook page.

    As a Guardian climbing the ranks in the Black Mesa Wolf Pack, Sara Kenyon’s life is ideal. A sexy firecracker, she’s never regretted her carefree love-’em-and-leave-’em attitude. But when her one-time fling, smokin’ hot Rafe Bardou, wants the only thing she can’t give him—commitment—she starts to question if freedom is everything she desires.

    Rafe’s patience is legendary. Yet for all his strength and control, Rafe craves something he can’t have: free-spirited Sara as his mate. Her red-hot kisses have eluded him for over a year, but he can’t stop thinking about how they once tangled the sheets together. Now he’s out of time. Her commitment to him is essential—not only for his own happiness, but for the future of the Pack.

    Losing control isn’t an option. But it may be the only way to convince this sweet vixen he’s her alpha wolf.

    Warning: hot springs and a dark alley are both defiled in this story. Read at your own risk.

  20. J.K. Harper
    Nov 25, 2013 @ 14:28:40

    (I hope this doesn’t show up twice, I inadvertently put in bad links the first time around. Sorry!)

    Thanks for the promo opportunity. Alpha Wolf, the second book in my paranormal romance novella series, Black Mesa Wolves, releases today. There’s also a giveaway on my Facebook page.

    As a Guardian climbing the ranks in the Black Mesa Wolf Pack, Sara Kenyon’s life is ideal. A sexy firecracker, she’s never regretted her carefree love-’em-and-leave-’em attitude. But when her one-time fling, smokin’ hot Rafe Bardou, wants the only thing she can’t give him—commitment—she starts to question if freedom is everything she desires.

    Rafe’s patience is legendary. Yet for all his strength and control, Rafe craves something he can’t have: free-spirited Sara as his mate. Her red-hot kisses have eluded him for over a year, but he can’t stop thinking about how they once tangled the sheets together. Now he’s out of time. Her commitment to him is essential—not only for his own happiness, but for the future of the Pack.

    Losing control isn’t an option. But it may be the only way to convince this sweet vixen he’s her alpha wolf.

    Warning: hot springs and a dark alley are both defiled in this story. Read at your own risk.


  21. Kerryn Reid
    Nov 25, 2013 @ 14:32:41

    Thanks for the opportunity, Jayne! LEARNING TO WALTZ was released Nov. 5 by Taliesin Publishing (e-book only).

    Christmas wishes, New Year’s heartache—
    A story of love, fear, and one man’s persistence.

    Deborah Moore has learned her lessons well–feel nothing, reveal less, and trust no one. Now widowed with a child of her own, she leads a lonely, cloistered existence, counting her farthings and thinking she is safe. When five-year-old Julian is lost one bitter December day, she discovers how tenuous that safety is.

    Evan Haverfield has lived thirty carefree years, hunting, laughing, and dancing among London’s high society. His biggest problem has been finding excuses not to marry. But his life changes when he finds Julian Moore half-frozen under a hedge and carries him home to his mother. The young widow hides behind a mask, hard and reserved, but Evan sees glimpses of another woman, wistful, intelligent, and passionate. She’s vulnerable, desirable—and completely unsuitable for the heir to Northridge.

    Alone in the earliest hours of a new year, Evan teaches Deborah to waltz. Can he teach her joy and laughter? Will love sweep away the shadows of her past and reveal the luminous woman she could be?

    Visit me at for an excerpt, deleted narrative about Christmas during the Regency, and purchase links.

  22. Karenna Colcroft
    Nov 25, 2013 @ 14:56:16

    Thanks for the opportunity!

    Whatever He Wants is a male/male contemporary novella being released December 4 as part of Ellora’s Cave “Boys Will Do Boys” series.

    From the Ellora’s Cave order page:
    Grad student Randall has a reputation to uphold. He’s too busy to fall in love, and is known among his friends as the king of one-night stands. He prefers it that way until he meets Isaiah at a party.
    Against all of Randall’s expectations, Isaiah turns out to be exactly what he’s looking for, and for the first time Randall’s heart gets involved. Randall doesn’t know whether Isaiah is truly interested in him or just playing the player, but to find out, Randall will do whatever Isaiah wants.
    Inside Scoop: This book contains some Dominance/submission action between a guy who lives for one-night stands and the guy who wants to tame him.

    You can find out more about the book at the link above or on my website. Thanks!

  23. Sunny
    Nov 25, 2013 @ 16:23:33

    @Eve Langlais: Squee! I love your books, so excited for this one.

    Love all the holiday books coming out too, it is so my catnip.

  24. Amy Andrews
    Nov 25, 2013 @ 18:19:35

    Excited to announce the release of my third Harlequin KISS – The Most Expensive Night Of Her Life. The book features an amputee military veteran playing reluctant bodyguard/babysitter and a spoilt, demanding supermodel.

    The blurb –
    Her million-pound question!

    Supermodel Ava Kelly is more used to luxury yachts than London canal boats. But she desperately needs a refuge from the paparazzi and delectable Blake Walker’s boat will provide the perfect bolt-hole. This brooding ex-soldier is bound to rescue her, right…?

    Wrong. Pampered princess Ava is the last person Blake wants in his personal space—she’s far too tempting! But with a million-pound charity donation hanging in the balance Blake can’t say no. Now that Ava’s close enough to touch, keeping his hands off her is pretty difficult, too! Maybe money isn’t the only thing at stake this Christmas….

    The link –

    Wishing everyone happy holidays and lots of great December reads!

  25. Kate Rothwell
    Nov 25, 2013 @ 21:49:41

    A new Victorian historical by Kate Rothwell called The Earl, a Girl and a Promise. (Its inspiration? Little Lord Fauntleroy, sort of.)

    When a nearly naked woman crashes into his arms, Paul, the new Earl of Latterly, knows he’s left his monk-like world behind. Raised apart from females by his misogynist father, Paul hardly knows how to speak with the delightful girl who’s dashed out of the dance hall. But in a single night’s tryst, they discover a passion he’s long denied himself. Yet to his dismay, he learns Emma is the adopted sister of the very man he seeks. The true heir to the earldom, Paul’s ne’er-do-well cousin.

    Although she’s tried to escape her free-loving mother’s reputation, Emma consents to one night of lust…for a price. But as her heart falls for the stranger, she forgoes payment and flees into the night–only to find Paul on her doorstep again, seeking her brother. And offering an inheritance that will change her family’s lives forever.

    Her rapscallion brother needs training to blend with the ton, and Paul needs Emma’s help. Fear of becoming his eccentric father makes Paul skittish, and Emma’s outré family keeps the waters well-churned. But as Paul fulfills his promise to reveal the true heir, he and Emma must forge a new path to love. Before their pasts rob them of true happiness.

    Note: This book contains explicit sexual content. It is hotter than some other titles by Kate Rothwell.
    here’s a link:

  26. Kate Rothwell
    Nov 25, 2013 @ 21:53:44

    AND there will also be another Summer Devon/Bonnie Dee m/m historical out December 31 from Samhain.

    An imprisoned heart finds escape in forbidden love.

    No pride. No privacy. No hope.

    Academic John Gilliam thought being caught embracing another man was the worst that could happen. Until he agrees to “treatment” at an asylum, where a vicious attack leaves him shaken and afraid.

    But having all means of writing or reading taken from him… That is a serious threat to his sanity. Then a moment of kindness from an asylum attendant begins to restore his dignity.

    Sam Tully feels sorry for the patient everyone calls “the professor”, but with a back injury that cost him his job on the docks—and without the education that would have bettered his position—he tries to keep his head down, and a tight lid on his attraction to men.

    As John prays for freedom, he grows closer to the gentle, innately intelligent Tully. In spite of themselves, forbidden attraction leads to touches, kisses, and more. But there’s something other than curative treatments going on at the asylum. When John and Tully uncover a heinous conspiracy, their very lives are in danger.

    Warning: Contains heinous crimes and frightening treatments—oh, and some sweet and loving sexy times between two healthy, not-crazy men.

    here’s the amazon link:

  27. Carolyne
    Nov 25, 2013 @ 22:37:47

    @Kate Rothwell: I’m intrigued by the setting (and the…names…) for The Gentleman’s Madness. I’m drawn to historicals, but I can’t figure out when this one is set. Is it Victorian also? I might just be super-tired, but I don’t see it.

  28. Ros Baxter
    Nov 26, 2013 @ 04:35:30

    Another short, sexy bite (10k) to spice up Christmas: Seven Deadly Sins.

    She’s on a seven step program straight to hell.


    Anne’s always been a good girl.

    But her best friend Nico is about to put a stop to all that nonsense.

    When Faithless Fergus ran away with the seventeen year old bridesmaid at his sister’s wedding, Anne just wanted to keep busy and move on.

    But her best friend Nico had other ideas, devising a recovery program just for her. He called it Seven Steps to Fuck You Fergus.

    Problem is, Anne’s not sure she has even one little sin in her, let alone seven deadly ones.

    Until she meets a boy who makes all kinds of sinning seem like a very good idea indeed.

    Will Anne make it through Nico’s seven step program, or will Envy be her undoing before she gets anywhere near Lust?

    Buy here for 97c:

  29. Ros Baxter
    Nov 26, 2013 @ 04:38:10

    And last but not least – some small town romance with a heavy dose of phwoar!! thrown in.

    A short, sexy Christmas nibble: Home for the Holidays.

    For everyone who ever had a teenage crush.


    Four brothers.

    Three mistakes.

    This time, Beth’s determined to stay out of trouble.

    Beth Gibson has a bad history with the Canning boys. And no-one’s ever believed that none of it was her fault.

    So when the hottest of all of them gets snowed in at her place on Christmas Eve, somehow she knows it’s going to end badly. After all, Jimmy Canning knows all her sins. And he still remembers her as reckless Lizzie.

    Can Beth show him that she’s not that kind of girl anymore? And does she even want to?

    Buy here for 99c:

  30. Sarah Morgan
    Nov 26, 2013 @ 04:56:07

    RIPPED, my Cosmo Red Hot Read, is available as an ebook from today. This is a hot, humorous contemporary novella set around the holiday season.

    From the back cover:

    “Wardrobe malfunction” doesn’t begin to cover it.

    With a rip louder than the “I dos,” Hayley’s hideous bile-yellow bridesmaid dress explodes. She’s always had enviable curves, but nearly naked wasn’t quite the look she’d been going for at her ex’s wedding.

    She’s rushed from the altar under the best man’s designer tux jacket. Hayley’s expecting a blast of icy disapproval from sexy, sophisticated Niccolò Rossi—his usual reaction to anything she does. What she gets is a kiss that nearly melts what’s left of her polyester nightmare gown.

    It’s impossible on a million levels. Exuberant engineer Hayley and buttoned-up lawyer Nico have never seen eye to eye—but skin to skin? Oh, mio… So when Nico shows up at her flat on Christmas Day to give her a fabulous gift—himself—Hayley’s delighted to do the unwrapping. But it’s just a holiday fling. By New Year’s Day, she’ll come back to her senses…unless Nico’s sensual skills tear away all her resolve.

    The first chapter is available on my website and because this is a novella I think it’s probably enough for a reader to make a decision as to whether the book will make them smile or not.

    It’s available as an ebook in the US, UK and Australia.

    Thank you!

  31. Kate Rothwell
    Nov 26, 2013 @ 09:26:11

    Yeah, most of my books are set in the 1880s (I’ve done a lot of research and reading about that time period–might as well use what I’ve learned!)
    Bonnie and I have one book that’s Regency set (The Gentleman and the Rogue). The rest are Victorian.

  32. Carolyne
    Nov 26, 2013 @ 13:07:27

    @Kate Rothwell: Thanks for the info! I’m looking forward to reading them :)

  33. Kinley Cade
    Nov 30, 2013 @ 19:54:30

    Loner environmentally friendly tree farmer who doesn’t celebrate holidays meets a pageant president who loves the season.

    Kissing Her Scrooge is part of the Carina Press contemporary romance holiday anthology, For My Own. They both release December 5th, 2013.

    Every Christmas, Hannah Jones makes it her mission to give her hometown the perfect pageant. Even malfunctioning inflatable Santas and lost students can’t stop the self-proclaimed Miss Holiday. But the teacher may have met her mismatch in sexy but antisocial tree farmer Griff Green. Hannah’s been lusting after her new neighbor for months—and she’s determined to melt his heart by being naughty as well as nice…

    He may sell trees, but Griff doesn’t do Christmas. He’s known as the town humbug—and he likes it that way. Which is why he’s been avoiding Hannah, despite the sexy visions of her that have been dancing through his head. When a surprise visit leads to a passionate kiss, he can’t deny the attraction any longer.

    When Hannah discovers Griff isn’t the Scrooge he pretends to be—and she exposes his secret to the whole town—it may take a holiday miracle for their budding relationship to survive into the new year.

    31,000 words

    Thank you for the opportunity to share!

    For My Own:

    Kissing Her Scrooge:

  34. Joely Sue Burkhart
    Dec 05, 2013 @ 20:08:54

    If you enjoy sultry SFR/steampunk, tales of the legendary Lady Doctor Wyre and her inventions continues with Lord Regret’s Price, available Dec. 17th from Samhain.

    A devilish alliance, sparked by imperial blood…

    After weeks of travel, Lord Sigmund Regret’s nerves are frayed. He’s gone too long without a mark, but that’s not the only thing making him edgy. Once the reality of his profession sinks in, he wonders how his Lady Charlotte Wyre will feel when he comes to her bed with fresh blood on his hands.

    Of course, the other man in her life adds more stress to an already complicated relationship. Gilead Masters’s needs are so…normal…compared to Sig’s, which leaves Charlotte turning to him to explore her darkening fantasies. Bondage is one thing. But pain? That’s too close to his bloodline’s violent weakness for Sig’s comfort.

    Charlotte can feel Sig pulling away, but there is no time to heal the rift before they land in Zijin, where she is immediately attacked. Britannia’s reach is long, and Queen Majel’s reach is even deeper—and more deadly. As Imperial politics come to a dangerous boil, Charlotte must risk everything to keep her beloved assassin alive, free, and at her side.

    Even as he searches for his next mark.

    Warning: : Ladies in positions of power, a dragon alien, and a BDSM ménage à trois featuring a duchess on the run, a gentlemanly assassin, and a rough-and-tumble sheriff willing to gun down anyone who gets between him and his lady.

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

    Joely Sue Burkhart has always loved heroes who hide behind a mask, the darker and more dangerous the better. Whether cool, sophisticated billionaire, brutal bloodthirsty assassin, or simply a man tortured by his own needs, they all wear masks to protect themselves. Once they finally give you a peek into the passionate, twisted secrets
    they’re hiding, they always fall hard and fast. Dare to look beneath the mask with delicious BDSM in a wide variety of genres with Joely on her website, Twitter and Facebook. Be sure to check out her free reads!

  35. Lucy Felthouse
    Dec 06, 2013 @ 05:28:01


    I just had my lesbian mini-anthology, Girls Rule, Boys Drool release. Here’s the blurb:

    Three lesbian erotic short stories from popular writer Lucy Felthouse.

    Girls Rule, Boys Drool

    Boyish dyke Toni is working at the local golf club, serving champagne to arrogant, privileged folk when she spots Clarissa. She’s one of the posh people, but she looks like she’d rather be somewhere else—anywhere else. Toni’s immediately smitten and wants to put a smile on the older woman’s beautiful face, so she decides to show Clarissa just why girls rule and boys drool.

    Making An Impression

    Joely’s holiday has consisted mainly of chilling out by the hotel pool, having the occasional swim and reading lots. That is, until a hot brunette arrives and suddenly, Joely has trouble concentrating on anything else. Her gaydar non-existent, Joely decides on an unusual course of action to find out whether the newcomer bats for the same side as her.

    Fear as an Aphrodisiac

    Girlfriends Nikki and Sonya are on holiday in Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital city. They’re having fun sightseeing, until a super-scary tourist attraction sends Nikki into meltdown. Once outside again, Nikki slowly starts to feel better—and, much to her surprise, horny. Quickly realising that the fear has acted as a potent aphrodisiac, she decides to take advantage of that fact, right there in the middle of the city.

    More info, excerpt and buy links here:

    Happy reading!
    Lucy x

  36. Lucy Felthouse
    Dec 18, 2013 @ 14:49:02

    Me again :)

    My m/m erotic romance, Illicit Relations just released today:

    Terry’s had a crush on his second cousin Justin for what seems like forever. He’s hidden it as well as possible, knowing that the other man is out of bounds, forbidden fruit. Second cousins getting together isn’t actually illegal, but for Justin the relationship is too close—he just can’t contemplate them being together.

    But when some new information comes to light about Terry’s birth and his place in the family, the whole game changes. Suddenly the relationship isn’t so impossible, and things soon begin to get hot and heavy.

    More info, excerpt and buy links here:

    Happy reading,
    Lucy x

  37. Eden Connors
    Dec 19, 2013 @ 17:13:22

    Thanks – just found this thread!

    Dark Hollows Press has a couple of new releases in December!

    A Chili Relationship by Diana Sheridan!chili-relationship/c1236 (also Amazon, ARe, Bookstrand and Smashwords)
    Drew and Boone share an interest in cooking—and in each other. Their recipes are yummy, and they find each other yummy too. They soon begin a torrid relationship. But Boone won’t give up his secret chili recipe, and Drew is determined to have it. He begins a series of kitchen experiments meant to suss out Boone’s secret ingredients and recipe, and he finally thinks he has it. The trouble is, Boone thinks he has it too—and he thinks Drew went snooping in his kitchen to get the recipe. So now he thinks Drew is dishonorable and untrustworthy. Will Drew’s kitchen experiments prove to be the downfall of what had been shaping up to be a wonderful relationship?


    Plan B: Book 2 in the Blackwater Falls series by Shannon West and Susan E Scott!plan-b/c2ti as well as Amazon, ARe, Bookstrand)
    Life was going fine for Camron MacKay. His plan to marry a nice girl, settle down and have a couple of kids seems to be right on track—until the mating urge hits the cougar shifter on one dark of the moon night. He soon realizes that the only mate for him is the gorgeous, young, hard-drinking, wild-as-hell Travis Sutherland. Camron tries his best to roll with the punches. He tries to explain to Travis how things will be. He’ll be the boss, Travis will straighten up and quit his irresponsible ways and together they’ll try to find a way to work things out, even though legend says no two clan males could ever live together without killing each other. But while Travis is perfectly willing to have a little fun with the handsome Camron, he has absolutely no desire to settle down and refuses to even consider Camron’s plans for the future. That’s when Camron decides he has no choice but to fall back on Plan B.

    Eden Connors
    Marketing Director for Dark Hollows Press

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