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Open Thread for Authors (Author Promo) for February 2011

Welcome to the February 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 January would be a February 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.

53 Comments

  1. erastes
    Jan 23, 2011 @ 15:04:41

    Last Gasp is out now in print – four gay historical novellas by Charlie Cochrane, Erastes, Jordan Taylor and Chris Smith ranging from the mid 19th century to the mid 20th.

    http://www.amazon.com/Last-Gasp-Erastes/dp/1605922099/ref=tmm_pap_title_0

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  3. Elaine Golden
    Jan 23, 2011 @ 15:42:36

    Thank you so much for the opportunity –I’m delighted to be able to post here for the first time!

    My debut romance, AN IMPRUDENT LADY, will release on Feb 1st, though it’s available now for pre-order at Amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com. It’s a Regency romance short from Harlequin Historical Undone and features a slightly older heroine –Charlotte is in her mid-thirties. I think your readers will find this a fulfilling romance with a solid HEA.

    Here’s the blurb, and an excerpt is also available for download from my website.
    ________________

    ISBN #978-1-426-88544-0

    Regency London

    As a young woman, Lady Charlotte Fortney learned what passion truly was from her handsome neighbor, Daniel Walsh. When they were discovered, her father sent the lowly doctor's son far away from their precious daughter.

    Years later, spinster Charlotte is content to watch others play the courtship game-‘until Daniel returns from India, rekindling a desire that time could never erase. But Daniel seems to have set his sights on another woman, the one match Charlotte would do anything to prevent. He may be willing to give her up-‘if Charlotte gives herself in exchange….

  4. Marie Force
    Jan 23, 2011 @ 16:27:58

    Everyone Loves a Hero
    That’s the problem….

    Hero pilot Cole Langston is learning to live with-‘and enjoy-‘his newfound fame and the rabid female attention that comes with it until a lucky punch knocks some sense into him and opens his eyes to true love.

    When his copilot suffers a heart attack in flight, Cole lands the jetliner in a blizzard and revives the stricken captain. Catapulted to national hero status, Cole has more women vying for his attention than he knows what to do with. They all have one thing in common: they try without success to bring this happy-go-lucky pilot down to earth. Then comes an airport altercation, a punch to the face, and the lovely Olivia-‘a shy, timid artist who does what no other woman has ever managed to do: steal Cole’s well-protected heart. With women coming on to him everywhere they go, Olivia struggles to believe that Cole is ready for a committed relationship. His biggest problem is getting rid of all his extra ladies before the only one he wants figures out that she’s one of many.

    Feb. 1, 2011
    ISBN: 978-1402245749

  5. Moriah Jovan
    Jan 23, 2011 @ 16:56:33

    Thanks, DA!

    On February 1, Freya’s Bower is coming out with the charity anthology Dreams and Desires, Volume 4. All proceeds will go to purchase art supplies for art therapy at a battered women’s shelter.

    There are lots of yummy stories in it, one of which is mine, “Twenty-Dollar Rag.”

    One night. One man. One dress.

    Regina Westlake sees nothing wrong with her clubbing lifestyle until the gorgeous guy cleaning her pool refuses to play her games. When he's hired to be her arm candy for a formal event, he makes his disdain for her clear by re-dressing her in something far more appropriate than what she had worn to the party.

    Shattered, she takes his contempt, his dress, the memory of his kiss-‘and rebuilds her life from the ground up. She never expects to see him again, but when she does…

  6. Sheryl Nantus
    Jan 23, 2011 @ 18:27:32

    Releasing in print February 2011-

    Blaze of Glory
    by Sheryl Nantus

    Saving the world is easy for a superhero-‘unless you're a fraud.

    Jo Tanis is a superhero, fighting evil on the city streets, using her ability to feed off electromagnetic energy and fire off charges-‘and it's all just a show. The Agency captures her and others like her when their powers begin to manifest, pitting them against each other in staged, gladiatorial fights. An explosive implant on the back of her neck assures she'll keep right on smiling for the camera and beating up the bad guys.

    When Earth comes under attack, suddenly the show becomes deadly real. Unable to deal with a real alien, the “supers” are falling in droves. Millions of innocent civilians are going to die…unless Jo can cobble together a team from among the fake heroes and villains the Agency enslaved. Including Hunter, who not only promises to show her how to deactivate the implants, but seems to know more than he should about how the mysterious Agency operates.

    Forcing a rag-tag bunch of former enemies to work together is the least of Jo's problems. The trick is determining if Hunter is friend or foe-‘and becoming the hero everyone thought she was before the world is destroyed for real.

    Check out Chapter One on the Samhain Publishing website at
    http://store.samhainpublishing.com/blaze-glory-p-6234.html

  7. Angelia Sparrow
    Jan 23, 2011 @ 19:04:21

    “Thigh to Thigh” came out today from Amber Quill. Get it while it’s $1.95.
    http://www.amberquill.com/AmberAllure/ThighToThigh.html

    William has two younger lovers-‘Sam, who works for a living, and Billy, who is making up for lost time by taking community college classes in order to secure a better future.

    When Billy does poorly on a paper, however, William punishes both him and Sam, Billy’s tutor, in order to clear the air. But soon, the boys get their delicious revenge on the older man…

    It’s m/m/m with bondage, paddling and kinky sex.

    ~~~~
    Long-Term release Feb 20, also from Amber Quill. It is the last in my kinky contemporary collection.

    No link yet, but watch my page for updates.

    Teague Albright, small town university president by day, sub rescue agency by night. At least that’s what it feels like when he takes in yet another abandoned submissive. But Ian McClean is more than just another kid to help. He gets under Teague’s skin like no other.

  8. Ella Drake
    Jan 23, 2011 @ 19:08:22

    Thanks for this opportunity!

    Jaq's Harp
    by Ella Drake
    Is a futuristic twisted fairy tale releasing from Carina Press in February.

    In a world of floating islands and bio-engineered beans, the bad guys are taken down by agents of the Mother organization-‘agents like Jacqueline “Jaq” Robinson. Instead of accepting her next routine assignment, she sets out on a mission of her own-‘to destroy Giant Corp, the company responsible for her sister's wasting illness. Jaq must steal her cure from Giant's headquarters high above the city…even though she'll be brought face-to-face with Harper English, the man who left her to go deep undercover at Giant.

    For Harp, Jaq had been a distraction the mercenary thought he couldn't afford. But once he sees her again, Harp knows he's made a mistake. Even though she vowed he won't have her again, it's clear they still have a powerful attraction. Harp's determined to get a second chance with Jaq-‘if they can escape Giant Corp and get back to solid ground in one piece…

    It’s available for preorder on Amazon
    http://www.amazon.com/Jaqs-Harp-ebook/dp/B004K1F7V2

    Thanks again!

  9. Courtney Milan
    Jan 23, 2011 @ 19:20:52

    Unveiled is going to be out in…well, 32 hours or so, as of this writing.

    Unveiled starts just as Ash Turner finally has everything he wanted: he’s made his fortune, he’s found a measure of fame… and he’s discovered that his old enemy, the Duke of Parford, is a bigamist, and the children that Parford has presented to the ton as his heirs-‘are illegitimate. So who is the heir now? Why, none other than Parford’s long-hated distant cousin, Ash himself.

    But when Ash goes to the ailing duke’s estate to scope out his future inheritance, he discovers that the duke’s nurse is not about to let him gloat in revenge. She’s beautiful, spirited, and challenging. Before Ash quite understands what’s happening, he wants her for his own.

    She wants nothing to do with him. What Ash doesn’t know is that she’s not just the duke’s nurse: she’s his daughter. Ash destroyed her life once, when he had her declared a bastard. She’s not about to let him ruin her twice.

    You can read the first chapter here: http://www.courtneymilan.com/unv-excerpt.php?top

    And I’ve been doing mini-excerpts on my Facebook page this last week:

    http://www.facebook.com/courtneymilanauthor

    And now I am going to finish up the sequel.

  10. Janet Mullany
    Jan 23, 2011 @ 19:40:48

    Thanks for the opportunity!

    MR BISHOP AND THE ACTRESS, a Regency chicklit of manners, mischief and disgraceful behavior is out February 4 from Little Black Dress, UK. No US distribution but you can buy from bookdepository.com with free shipping worldwide.

    What could be more important than a lady's reputation?

    Although initially alarmed by their unconventional ways, straight-laced Harry Bishop is content in the service of Lord Shad and his family. But when he is sent to London to rescue Shad's wayward relation from debt and self-destruction, he also has the dubious honour of dealing with the man's mistress – troublesome actress Sophie Wallace.

    A man of dignity and decorum, Mr. Bishop is desperate to disassociate himself from the scandalous Sophie. Unfortunately, avoiding her proves harder than he could ever have imagined (as the actress said to the bishop)…and soon she's causing him all kinds of bother.

  11. Jaci Burton
    Jan 23, 2011 @ 19:50:43

    Thank you for the opportunity to talk about my February book!

    THE PERFECT PLAY will release on February 1st from Berkley Heat and is the first book in my new Play-by-Play sports series.

    Football pro Mick Riley is an all-star, both on the field and in the bedroom. But a sexy, determinedly single mom just might be the one to throw him off his game…

    For years Mick has been taking full advantage of the life available to a pro athlete: fame, fortune, and a different girl in every city. But when he meets and beds confident, beautiful event planner Tara Lincoln, he wants much more than the typical one-night stand. Too bad Tara's not interested in getting to know football's most notorious playboy any better.

    As the single mother of a teenage son, the last thing Tara needs is the jet-set lifestyle of Mick Riley; even though their steamy and passionate one-night stand was unforgettable. Tara's life is complicated enough without being thrust into the spotlight as Mick's latest girl du jour. Tara played the game of love once and lost big, and she doesn't intend to put herself out there again, especially with a heartbreaker like Mick.

    But when Mick sets his mind to win, nothing will stop him. And he has the perfect play in mind.

    You can read an excerpt and find order information here at my website.

    Thank you!

  12. Sara Reinke
    Jan 23, 2011 @ 20:30:57

    My paranormal romance titles, Dark Thirst and Dark Hunger (both published by Kensington/Zebra in 2007 and 2008, respectively) introduced readers to the dark world of the Brethren vampires. A third installment, Dark Passion, was released from Double Dragon Publishing in 2009.

    All three continue to attract new reader interest, and I have decided to continue the series beginning in February. Dark Passages: Tristan & Karen, a novella-length ebook installment, will relaunch The Brethren Series on February 14, 2011. (ISBN-10 0-9832163-1-2; ISBN-13 9780983216315)

    In Dark Passages, Tristan Morin is a vampire on a mission: to not fall in love with Karen Pierce. To do so would prove that humans and Brethren were meant to be physically and emotionally bound to each other — something he, as a full-blooded Brethren, refuses to believe. It would be so much easier if Karen wasn’t beautiful. And if there wasn’t something about her that draws him like a moth to a flame, damn near impossible to resist.

    Karen has always felt an inexplicable attraction to Tristan. More than just the fact he’s strikingly handsome, it’s as if being with him is something natural, comfortable and right. But soon a brash choice on his part leaves her heartbroken and confused, and a sadistic new enemy will put their tentative love — and their lives — to the ultimate test.

    New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Sharon Sala calls Dark Passages: Tristan & Karen “an amazing read! With a hero like this one, the bite — and what comes with it — is worth the blood.”

    In August 2011, the next installment, Dark Vengeance, will be released in ebook and trade paperback, reuniting readers with Brandon Noble and Angelina Jones, the protagonists from Dark Thirst. Both Dark Passages and Dark Vengeance will be published by Bloodhorse Press, LLC (www.bloodhorsepress.com), the new home for the Brethren Series.

    You can enjoy an excerpt, check out the promotional trailer for Dark Passages, and find out more by visiting my website: http://www.sarareinke.com.

    Beginning next week, if you sign up for my enewsletter, I’ll send you a FREE ebook copy of Dark Thirst, the title that started it all, in your choice of ePub or PDF format! (Currently, Dark Thirst is only electronically available for sale in Kindle format.)

  13. Olivia Brynn
    Jan 23, 2011 @ 20:55:58

    Thanks DA!

    February 21st, Tessa’s Pride, a contemporary western, will release from Carina Press.

    Blurb and more info at
    http://oliviabrynn.com/books/tessas-pride

    Free read! Tempting Tessa, the prequel to Tessa’s Pride is available for free download at
    http://oliviabrynn.com/tempting-tessa-a-serial/

    Thanks again, Dear Author!

  14. Nadia Lee
    Jan 24, 2011 @ 00:21:08

    Thanks for the opportunity.

    I’m sending an erotic paranormal romance short story entitled DESTINY ENTWINED to my newsletter subscribers on February 14. To receive a copy, all you have to do is subscribe to my newsletter. (Make sure to confirm your subscription, or else you won’t get a copy.)

    http://www.nadialee.net/newsletter/?p=subscribe&id=1

    Blurb: When her lover Theseus deserts her on an island, Princess Ariadne of Crete wishes to forget her betrayal-filled past. Dionysus answers her prayers, seducing her with his godly wiles and delivering mind-shattering ecstasy. However, when he reveals that she’s his bride as foretold in a prophecy, she has to take a leap of faith, once more leaving her heart vulnerable to another, or live out the rest of her life on the island alone.

    Afterward, the story will be on Amazon, All Romance eBooks, Nook and Smashwords for sale.

  15. sarah mayberry
    Jan 24, 2011 @ 00:44:37

    Thanks DA for the chance to hock my box. I have a Superromance out in February, The Last Goodbye. It’s set in small town Australia and follows the story of Ally, a big-hearted advice columnist with gypsy tendencies, and Tyler, a furniture designer who is grappling with his estranged father’s impending death. It’s available now over at eharlequin, but there’s a little bonus for this book, and it’s FREE (!!).

    Harlequin asked me to write an on-line read linked to this book, and since I have just completed a sequel telling Jon, Tyler’s brother’s story, I had to find another way of connecting my on-line read to The Last Goodbye. Both the characters in Worth The Risk, my on-line read, are big fans of Dear Gertrude, the advice column Ally writes, and the column is instrumental in them connecting. I won’t give any more away, but most of the chapters are up and available to read right now and the remaining four will be available over the next four days.

    Here’s the link if you’re interested in a quick, free read:
    http://www.eharlequin.com/articlepage.html?articleId=1574&chapter=1
    Happy reading!

  16. Sarah Morgan
    Jan 24, 2011 @ 02:24:37

    My new Harlequin Presents is Bella and the Merciless Sheikh (called Bella’s Disgrace in the UK).

    Sheikh Zafiq Al-Rashid is furious when his week of solitude is interrupted by Bella Balfour, lost in the desert. While his fierce honor demands he rescue her, the wilful heiress is a little less grateful than he’d expected.

    Bella never wants to see a grain of sand again – all she wants is to be returned to civilisation (or at least somewhere with a decent internet connection) along with her laptop, her phone and her iPod. Zafiq has no intention of changing his plans for her and she can’t live another moment without a decent bottle of hair conditioner so this is not a happy partnership. Forced into close confines with a man driven by duty and responsibility, wild Bella is about to discover that the best things in life don’t always come in sparkly packaging.

    *******

    Bella is a February release, available now in store and online. It’s the penultimate book in the Balfour Brides series and you can read the first chapter on my website http://www.sarahmorgan.com

    Thanks!

  17. Tiffany Clare
    Jan 24, 2011 @ 04:12:06

    My marriage of convenience The Seduction of His Wife releases February 1, 2011!

    Blurb:

    AN INCONVENIENT SCANDAL

    Emma Hallaway has not seen her husband in twelve years-‘and that's fine with her. As a young girl, she'd agreed to a simple marriage of convenience, allowing her to pursue her private passion for painting. And though unknown to the rest of polite society, Emma is now one of the most daring and sought-after artists in London. However, when her secret is threatened to be exposed, Emma is forced to open her heart-‘and her home-‘to a total stranger: her husband…

    AN UNEXPECTED SURPRISE

    Richard Mansfield, Earl of Asbury, is all too familiar with danger. As a matter of fact, it is hard on his heels when he returns to England. Still, even he is shocked to learn of his wife's scandalous double life as an artist. But once he sees the vibrant grown woman she has become-‘so passionate, so strong, and so alluring-‘his undeniable attraction to Emma stuns him. Suddenly Richard is determined to turn their sham of a marriage into a true and lasting love. But how exactly does a gentleman seduce his own wife?

    You can read the first chapter here: http://www.tiffanyclare.com/bookshelf/the-seduction-of-his-wife/#excerpt

    Thank you DA for the opportunity to post this here.

  18. nell dixon
    Jan 24, 2011 @ 04:19:58

    Cassidy Jones needs a holiday and her friend, Tammy's cottage in New Bay sounds perfect. The beach could heal the bruises from losing her job and her fiancé.
    Josh Parker is also looking forward to a much needed break after eighteen months of non-stop work. His friend Tammy's cottage would be just right for some time alone.
    Or would it?
    Making Waves – available from the new name in sweet romantic fiction – Astraea Press – on Feb 8th
    (Title formerly in print as A Taste of Summer)
    http://www.nelldixon.com
    Romance with Heart

  19. Jane
    Jan 24, 2011 @ 07:12:19

    @Sarah Morgan I read this book and enjoyed it. I wasn’t prepared to like it because a) how many Balfour girls ARE there and b) it was about a flighty heiress but I liked how the flightiness was addressed and how she was a great foil for the duty bound hero.

  20. Jane
    Jan 24, 2011 @ 07:18:31

    @Jaci Burton This book has to have one of the best covers of all times. All times. And I felt that the book lived up to the cover.

  21. Jane
    Jan 24, 2011 @ 08:35:10

    @Elaine Golden A heroine in her mid thirties? Sold!

  22. Imogen Howson
    Jan 24, 2011 @ 08:46:38

    Thank you for continuing to run this thread, Dear Author!

    Blood of the Volcano, a fantasy romance and the standalone sequel to Heart of the Volcano, is releasing from Samhain on February 22nd.

    It can be pre-ordered now from Samhain (http://store.samhainpublishing.com/blood-volcano-p-6262.html) and also from Amazon. I’m far too excited about this new feature–it’s the first time I’ve had anything pre-ordereable.

    Blurb:
    Maya, leader of the temple maenads, has learned nothing but contempt for the weakness of her human body. She lives for the ritual that transforms her into maenad form, ready to administer the vengeance of the volcano god.

    Killing a fugitive shifter is not just her duty, but her delight-‘until, against all odds, he captures her, trapping her in her worst nightmare. Her vulnerable, easily controlled human form.

    Marked for destruction by his forbidden gifts, empath and shifter Philos fled the city years ago to become a warrior for persecuted people like him. Now he has the enemy at his mercy-‘a maenad desperate to regain her power. But when they touch, he finds his empathic power not so much a gift as a terrible danger. To his people, and his heart.

    Gradually, Maya realizes Philos is not a monster deserving of death. Yet even as she hesitantly offers to help in the war against the priests, she can risk no more than the bare beginnings of friendship with the man she was supposed to kill. Anything more, and she will forever lose access to the power she cannot bear to live without…

    The excerpt and cover can be seen at the above link.

  23. Cynthia Eden
    Jan 24, 2011 @ 09:20:08

    Thanks for the PR opportunity, DA!

    DEADLY HEAT, the second book in my Deadly romantic series, is a February release from Grand Central Publishing. The third book in the series, DEADLY LIES, will be out in Mach-‘but I'll save that info for next time. :-)

    Here's the blurb for DEADLY HEAT:

    She wants revenge . . .

    Six months after her lover died in an arsonist's blaze, firefighter Lora Spade calls in the FBI's elite Serial Services Division to track the elusive killer. When Special Agent Kenton Lake is lured into a violent inferno, Lora pulls him to safety and is stunned – not by the fire, but by her own searing attraction to Kent. For the first time in months, she longs for something other than vengeance.

    He wants her . . .

    Kenton's interest in Lora should be purely professional. But one fleeting kiss and he can't get her out of his mind. Her combination of strength and vulnerability makes him want to protect her, and that means solving this case – and fast. For even the passion igniting between them can't hide a terrifying truth: Lora is the next target in a murderer's sadistic, fiery game.

    A vicious killer wants only . . .

    DEADLY HEAT

    ISBN: 0446559261

    And I've got an excerpt up on my site: http://www.cynthiaeden.com/books/deadly-heat/

    Again, thanks for the opportunity!

  24. Rachel Randall
    Jan 24, 2011 @ 09:44:02

    Flirtation! Fashion! Phone sex!

    ****

    Taking It Off by Rachel Randall

    Commandeered by the intriguing stranger at a luxury London department store, Valentine's more than happy to provide the masculine opinion Lucy demands. After all, watching her model fabulous cocktail dresses, saucy shoes and mouth-watering lingerie is his pleasure.

    He soon realises that he wants more than just one seductive afternoon with the luscious Lucy. Getting under those new clothes will be a challenge since she's gone back to New York, but he's not the only one being driven mad by the heat of their long-distance flirtation. Now Valentine just needs to convince his little tease that the best part of trying things on is taking them off again.

    ****

    E-book available from Total-E-Bound on February 14th.

    Read an excerpt from Taking It Off at http://rachelrandall.wordpress.com

  25. Lily Harlem
    Jan 24, 2011 @ 09:48:22

    MIRROR MUSIC is my steamy novella focusing on the sexy London rock and roll scene and is out at Ellora's Cave on the 27th of January. It's the second in a set of three novella's (the first is Mattress Music and the third Ménage à Music) and gets its name from a VERY sexy bedroom!
    Buy link – http://www.jasminejade.com/ps-9057-50-mirror-music.aspx

    Blurb
    As Robbie Harding belts out hit song Jenny to a packed Wembley Stadium, my heart tears, my mind fudges and my insides heat to a lusty, pulsing boiling point.

    Why me more than the other 90,000 screaming fans?

    Because I'm Jenny-‘he's singing about me.

    The guy is sex on legs with a voice to match and has starred in all my hot dreams since the day boys became interesting. For three precious years, it was more than hot dreams. Turns out he wants me back in his life and his bed. How can I resist?

    So with lots of naked, sweaty and downright dirty time to make up for, I wield my backstage pass, hunt him down and refuse to be starstruck by the boy next door. Seems Robbie agrees, as he insists on tuning in to my needs and rediscovering our rhythm before we even reach a bedroom.

    Please stop by my website, drop me a line and/or sign up for my newsletter to be in with a chance of winning my latest release.

    Lily Harlem
    Winner of the 2009 Love Honey Award for Erotic Fiction

    http://www.lilyharlem.weebly.com

  26. Sarah Morgan
    Jan 24, 2011 @ 10:11:36

    @Jane: so glad you enjoyed. There are 8 Balfour girls in total. Enough to teach a man to use contraception one would think :)

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  28. Jody W.
    Jan 24, 2011 @ 11:27:10

    So glad I finally have something to share again on DA’s Author day! My new fantasy romance is One Thousand Kisses, releasing Feb 8 from Samhain:

    When one path closes, another opens-‘if they survive the journey. (The Fey Realm, Book 2)

    Embor Fiertag, Primary of the Court, has overcome no tougher challenge than the three facing him right now: get reelected, capture the rogue agents who tried to murder him, and improve his love life. The third one should be easy-‘except he hasn't exactly told Court trainee Anisette Serendipity she's his foretold bondmate. Plus, she's dating his chief political rival and doesn't seem to like Embor. At. All.

    Ani has good reason to avoid the stern, serious Embor. Her wayward sister almost got him killed once, and now he monitors Ani like he expects her to do worse. But Ani's not the adventurous type. She can't even break up with Warran Torval, a man she knows she doesn't want, a man who spends half his time plotting Embor's downfall.

    When Torval attempts to force a bond with Ani, Embor senses her fear and steps in…directly into an unsavory political strategy gone all too right. Forced to flee together to humanspace with a manipulative magical cat, Embor and Ani must find the courage to reveal-‘and heal-‘their vulnerabilities before the fabric between the Fey Realm and humanspace is ripped to shreds.

    Product Warnings: This title contains sex, fairy drugs, rampant gnomes, bloodshed, and cats ruling the world. As they should.

    Link at Samhain: http://store.samhainpublishing.com/thousand-kisses-p-6253.html

  29. Jane Lovering
    Jan 24, 2011 @ 12:43:07

    Wow, finally, FINALLY I get to take this opportunity! My new release ‘Please Don’t Stop the Music’ is out on 01 February from Choc Lit Publishing. Here’s the blurb…

    How much can you hide?

    Jemima Hutton is determined to build a successful new life and keep her past a dark secret. Trouble is, her jewellery business looks set to fail – until enigmatic Ben Davies offers to stock her handmade belt buckles in his guitar shop and things start looking up, on all fronts.
    But Ben has secrets too. When Jemima finds out he used to be the front man of hugely successful Indie rock band Willow Down, she wants to know more. Why did he desert the band on their US tour? Why is he now a semi-recluse?
    And the curiosity is mutual – which means that her own secret is no longer safe …

    It’s a book I describe as ‘dark psychological romance – with jokes’. Available to pre order from http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/search?searchTerm=Please+Don%27t+Stop+the+Music&search=search

  30. helenkay dimon
    Jan 24, 2011 @ 12:51:15

    Thanks for the promo opportunity DA!

    The second in my Harlequin Intrigue miniseries comes out February 8th – GUNNING FOR TROUBLE (ISBN 9780373695270):

    An undercover agent, a former girlfriend, a conspiracy in WitSec…

    When he was recruited by the Recovery Project, Caleb Mattern found a new lease on life. Tracking missing persons. Protecting witnesses. But even after stretching his muscles and becoming one of the company’s elite agents, he couldn’t leave his past behind. Avery Walters wouldn’t let him.

    His former boss had also been his onetime lover, and now she’s burst back into his life with dangerous consequences. But settling old scores won’t be on the agenda-‘not yet! With the nation’s security depending on them to act appropriately, Caleb must pull off the most impossible assignment of his career. Now that Avery’s put her life in his hands, what will Caleb do with it?

  31. kate Pearce
    Jan 24, 2011 @ 13:18:07

    Thanks for the opportunity! I have 2 books coming out this month so I need all the help I can get!

    First up:
    SIMPLY FORBIDDEN
    Kensington Aphrodisia #6 in the House of Pleasure series.

    With an unconventional upbringing and a reputation as a shameless flirt, Lisette Delornay-Ross is not your typical young lady of the ton. Unlike her peers, she is not afraid to follow her desires. And what she desires is Major Lord Gabriel Swanfield…
    Returned to England after his harrowing ordeal as a war prisoner, Gabriel has shunned society. When Lisette brazenly confronts him, he feels an overwhelming stirring of lust. He’s sure she would never entertain the ilicit desires he indulges at Madame Helene’s. But when he kisses her, he discovers her thirst for pleasure and adventure, matches his…
    41/2 stars Top Pick from RT.

    BLOOD OF THE ROSE
    NAL Signet Eclipse #2 in the Tudor Vampire Chronicles.

    When Rosalind Llewellyn had to join forces with her enemy, Christopher Ellis to defeat a rogue Vampire threatening Henry VIII, their alliance led to a surprising passion. Reunited after a years separation, they face a new threat that could destroy their last chance at happiness.
    Christopher is delighted by the spectacular rise at court of his friends George and Anne Boleyn. But Rosalind suspects Lady Anne is up to no good-she may even be a Vampire who’s bewitched the king. Now Rosalind must fight to keep Christopher from falling under the women’s mysterious spell. it isn’t until anne reveals a dark secret that Christopher awakens to where the true danger lies-and he begins to play a desperate game in order to save the woman he loves…

    I’m linking to my website where you can find all the vendors who carry the books :)
    http://www.katepearce.com
    Thank you

  32. Bonnie Dee
    Jan 24, 2011 @ 18:57:50

    Captive Bride available at Carina Press on Valentine’s Day.

    San Francisco, 1870

    Huiann arrives in America expecting to be wed to a wealthy businessman. She no sooner disembarks from the ship than she realizes Xie is not looking for a bride: Huiann is worth more to him as a high-end prostitute. Though her fate is better than that of other Chinese women forced into the sex trade, she has no intention of waiting for Xie to sell her virginity to the highest bidder. At the first opportunity, she escapes and disappears into the city.

    When a beautiful woman takes refuge in his store, Alan’s life changes forever. He’s spent the last five years trying to forget the horrors of war, and had almost given up hope of finding love. He hires Huiann as his housekeeper, and though they can only communicate through signs and sketches, they quickly form a bond that transcends the need for words.

    But Xie is determined to recover his property, and love may not be enough to protect Huiann from his vengeance.

  33. Riley Shane
    Jan 25, 2011 @ 01:33:41

    Thank you for this opportunity!

    TWO-MAN ADVANTAGE just released a few hours ago at Loose Id. It’s erotic contemporary male/male romance and is the first book in my Seattle Marauders series, which features sexy-as-sin hockey players and the men and women who love them.

    http://www.loose-id.com/Two-Man-Advantage.aspx

    When Professor Nathan Troy walks into his cabin and finds a naked man in his bed, he figures his one-man vacation to snowy Lake Tahoe can’t get any worse. It’s not that Nate doesn’t appreciate the view…he’d just prefer he knew the man in question.

    Kyle Harper has come to Lake Tahoe to escape the memories of his former life — one where he was a star hockey player until a career-ending injury shattered his dreams forever. All Kyle wants is peace, and he certainly isn’t going to get it with a prickly, stubborn man waking him up, insisting that Kyle is in his cabin.

    An accidental double-booking and a wary compromise puts the two in close quarters. Attraction heats things up, but Nate’s not about to let his libido lead him into making the mistake of getting involved with his unexpected roommate. Kyle, however, seems determined to get under his skin at every turn. Both men soon learn that they can’t outrun desire. But lust is easy; it’s opening their hearts that’s hard. Each will have to let go of the past before they can take advantage of the future the two of them could have together.

  34. Kim Bowman
    Jan 25, 2011 @ 11:46:37

    Thank you so much for such a great opportunity. My name is Kim Bowman and I’m so excited about my upcoming novella WAYWARD SOUL from astraeapress.com. Release date is February 15, 2011.

    Stop by my blog http://kimbowmanauthor.blogspot.com/
    and check out my beautiful book cover and leave a comment this week for a chance to win a signed first edition copy of Janet Evanovich’s book THANKSGIVING.

    Book blurb:

    When Zanna Seoul accidentally causes the death of a fellow spirit guide's charge while trying to save the life of the man she loves, she is stripped of her position and banished to Earth to die. In the spirit world, one doesn't mess with what's written. With Zanna no longer guiding him and his memory of her erased, Owen Nash is left wide open as the target of the vengeful spirit guide who feels he's been wronged. A guide who also happens to be a werewolf. Once on Earth, Zanna refuses to stand by and watch Owen die, so she intervenes again, setting off a chain of events that could mean death for all of them if she doesn't go back and undo the mess she's made. Can Zanna succeed before the werewolf does?

  35. Rebekah L Purdy
    Jan 25, 2011 @ 11:51:50

    Thanks so much for an opportunity to put my story info up here! What a great way to promo!

    My YA Para/Romance book: My Dad’s a Paranormal Investigator: Seeking Shapeshifters comes out on February 1st from Astraea Press. http://www.astraeapress.com/index.html

    BOOK BLURB FOR: My Dad's a Paranormal Investigator: Seeking Shapeshifters
    Sixteen year old Ima Berry (pronounced I'm a) leads anything but a normal life. For starters, the ridiculous name her eccentric dad gave her is always the opening for a good joke. Not to mention the fact he makes his living as a supernatural investigator, which has them moving around every few months. It's hard to hang out with new friends when she spends all her time trying to prove the existence of Bigfoot, ghosts, fairies and any other number of paranormal creatures. Unfortunately, the cases always end in disaster. That is until now.
    On a whim, Ima's father decides to move them to Point Hope, Alaska. Here, he plans to investigate the possibility of shifters amongst the Inuit tribes. Ima isn't thrilled with the move, until she meets an Inuit guy named Carsen. Not only is he hot, but he's also a star basketball player, and he's interested in her. Too bad his best friend, Talon, doesn't like her and takes every opportunity he can to discourage the relationship. Ima has no idea what she's done to make him mad, but there's no denying the strange connection between them.

    As things grow more serious with Carsen, Ima uncovers a secret about him and some of the residents of Point Hope. A secret that will force her to choose between her father's already dwindling career and her new found love. And with the knowledge of this secret comes danger…a danger that could cost them their lives.

    I’ll be holding some contests on my blog to give away a free copy or two during February on my blog: http://rebekahlpurdy.wordpress.com/

    Thanks again!

  36. Bonnie Edwards
    Jan 25, 2011 @ 18:37:52

    Hi all, Bonnie Edwards here, with a new Carina Press novella, titled Stroke of Midnight; an unashamedly, full-on Cinderella story. Oh yes, it is. I loved writing it, I loved creating the characters, I loved revisiting it with an eye to editorial suggestion. I just loved it.

    It’s a fun, short, hot read that flits from place to place with some great cars, and flying machines. It has dirty talk, slow lovin’ and a happy ending. What more could a woman want from an erotic romance?

    You can check out this and all my other books at http://www.bonnieedwards.com

    Bonnie Edwards
    Earthy, Irreverent and Lovestruck

  37. Laurie London
    Jan 25, 2011 @ 19:05:03

    Thanks, DA, for the opportunity!

    BONDED BY BLOOD, my debut novel, is the first book in the Sweetblood series, paranormal romance from HQN. It came out in book stores last week, though Harlequin considers it a February release. The digital version is available 2/1.

    Title: BONDED BY BLOOD
    ISBN: 978-0373775446

    Movie location scout Mackenzie Foster-Shaw has always known that she's cursed to die young. No one can protect her from the evil that has stalked her family for generations-‘vampires who crave her rare blood type. Until one afternoon in a wooded cemetery, she encounters an impossibly sexy stranger, a man she must trust with her life.

    For Dominic, a man haunted by loss, Mackenzie satisfies a primal hunger that torments him-‘and the bond they share goes beyond heat, beyond love. She alone can supply the strength he needs to claim his revenge. But in doing so, he could destroy her…

    For an excerpt or more information on this or my next book, please check out my website. http://www.LaurieLondonBooks.com

    Readers can find me on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/LaurieLondonAuthor
    and Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/LaurieBLondon

  38. Marin Thomas
    Jan 25, 2011 @ 19:54:31

    Roughneck Cowboy
    *Men of the West*
    Harlequin American Romance
    ISBN 9780373753451

    Ever wonder how you’d feel if one day you discovered the father you were led to believe wanted nothing to do with you, had never even known you’d existed?

    Blood Is Thicker Than Oil

    When his mom passed, roughneck Travis Cartwright thought he'd lost the only family he and his daughter Charlie had. That is until he discovers an estranged father and siblings living just a few hours away. They might be strangers, but they're blood; and Travis needs to protect Charlie should tragedy strike at his dangerous job.

    Dominick Cartwright offers his son more than peace of mind. He gives Travis a new job, a place to live, and a side project–to convince Dominick's stubborn neighbor, Sara Sanders, to sell her ranch. Travis is confident he can smooth talk the plain-Jane teacher into selling quickly; but there's more to Sara than meets the eye. Soon Travis loses sight of his mission…and his heart.

    As their relationship grows, they uncover painful family secrets, and Dominick's real motives. Then, the sparks fly!

    For information on all 4 books in the Cartwright Siblings series please visit http://www.marinthomas.com.

  39. Jenn
    Jan 25, 2011 @ 22:18:42

    My first novel:

    The Rake and the Recluse

    is set for release February 10, 2011.
    It is a historical time travel romance, with illustrations.
    It will available in EPUB and PDF directly from my website and Kindle format (though with all the kindle restrictions, many of the illustrations are stripped out of the original novel so I HIGHLY recommend getting the EPUB or PDF.)

    The Lady in Question
    Francine Larrabee woke up on the wrong side of the century. She was fairly certain she went to sleep in her own comfy bed, but she doesn't quite seem to be there now. Only adding to her problems is that she has no voice, is constantly being glowered at by a large, stunning man who is obsessed with propriety, and she is apparently betrothed to a horrid little man, determined to ruin her, and any other girls that get in his way.

    The Rake
    The Lord Peregrine Trumbull, Viscount Roxleigh, is a rake of the worst order. As the spare to the heir he went off to the Royal Navy then returned to conquer the young ladies of London. With never a care in the world save his brothers survival (which allows his freedom) Perry has quite a name for himself in the ton: Viscount Impermissable.

    The Recluse
    Gideon Alrick Trumbull, 10th Duke of Roxleigh, took the helm of his father's Dukedom much sooner than expected. Now with the weight of his responsibilities heavy on his shoulders, he needs an heir. Unfortunately this first requires that he charm a suitable woman to marriage. While he holds one of the oldest and most respected titles in England, his demeanor does much to quash the advances of any admirers of the Duke of Impossible.

    There are four editions of this novel,
    Limited Edition, which is a full color printed hardback novel.
    ISBN 978-0-9816720-1-4

    EPUB edition
    ISBN 978-0-9816720-2-1

    Kindle edition: (illustrations are limited and there are no color plates)
    ISBN 978-0-9816720-3-8

    PDF edition:
    ISBN 978-0-9816720-4-5

  40. Susanna Ives
    Jan 26, 2011 @ 09:21:01

    I'm posting this promo for my dear friend Tina Whittle. Her sexy mystery THE DANGEROUS EDGE OF THINGS is officially released on February 1st, although copies are now available on Amazon. Published by the acclaimed Poisoned Pen Press, this book has garnered starred reviews in Kirkus Review, Publishers Weekly, and Library Journal.

    Kirkus Review writes, “If you're wondering who can give Stephanie Plum a run for her money, meet Tai Randolph”

    Here is the blurb:

    “Tai Randolph thinks inheriting a Confederate-themed gun shop is her biggest headache –until she finds a murdered corpse in her brother’s driveway. Even worse, her supposedly respectable brother begins behaving in decidedly non-innocent ways, like fleeing to the Bahamas and leaving her with both a homicide in her lap and the pointed suspicions of the Atlanta PD directed her way. Suddenly, she has to worry about clearing her own name, not just that of her wayward sibling, and a shop chock-full of firearms doesn't help matters.

    Complicating her search for answers is Trey Seaver, field agent for Phoenix, an exclusive corporate security firm hired to investigate the crime. Trey is fearless, focused, and – much to Tai’s dismay – utterly impervious to bribes, threats and clever deceptions. Still in recovery from the car accident that left him cognitively and emotionally damaged, Trey has constructed a world of certainty and routine. He has powerful people to answer to, and the last thing he wants is an unpredictable stranger “detecting” on Phoenix turf.

    Tai’s inquiry leads her from the cold-eyed glamour of Atlanta’s adult entertainment scene to the gilded treachery of Tuxedo Road. Potential suspects abound, including violent stalkers, vengeful sisters, and a paparazzo with a taste for meth. But it takes another murder — and threats to her own life — to make Tai realize that to solve this crime, she has to trust the most dangerous man she’s ever met.”

    Trust me, Trey is hot. Damn hot. If you like good-looking, dangerous men who drive Ferraris and wear Armani (and have a slight brain damage problem) this book is for you. For more information or to read an excerpt, go to http://www.tinawhittle.com

  41. Letty James
    Jan 26, 2011 @ 09:42:09

    DA — Thank you so much for the opportunity as I am new to the publishing world!

    My first published story Devoured will be in Naughty Bits 3, a Harlequin Spice Anthology. Street date: February 15, 2011.

    Christine’s first meeting with Marco Rinaldi has her mouth watering watering — not for one of his famous dishes — but for the sexy chef himself.

    Come visit my website and say hello!

    ISBN-13: 978-0-373-60553-8

  42. Letty James
    Jan 26, 2011 @ 09:44:12

    Sorry, there’s not that much watering going on, although there is a pool involved, and a view of the river. tee hee

  43. Karen Mercury
    Jan 26, 2011 @ 11:27:23

    Thanks DA! My first erotic romance, an MMF historical western, was just released by Siren:

    Going to California. It's three thousand miles nearer to hell.

    Mountain man Cormack Bowmaker meets up with Zelnora Sparks on the eve of California's great rush-‘the discovery of gold. Zelnora is fleeing from her mentor, the mighty businessman Brannagh. They are being shadowed by the most scandalous Spanish bandit in the frontier. Joaquin Valenzuela wants to rob them of their gold, but soon discovers a desire for much more. Californians call for the pickled head of Valenzuela in a jar, but his passion for the two Americans overpowers his zeal for mayhem.

    They band together in their quest for riches, love, and the good life. Bowmaker is a sharpshooter, his aim true. Valenzuela will slit the throat of anyone who wanders by. Zelnora knows where to find the gold. And Brannagh will do everything it takes to stop them.

    They are about to discover the frontier-‘within themselves.

    http://www.bookstrand.com/working-the-lode

  44. Morgan Karpiel
    Jan 26, 2011 @ 14:01:14

    Thank you, Dear Author!

    A spoiled and reckless woman who believes that all men are disposable. A man sick of her lies and manipulations, finally ready to walk away and never look back…

    Did I mention that they fly airships in a time of war, and their lives are about to be changed forever?

    The Aviator just became available on Amazon for .99 (still sans description, however).

    You can find the in-depth description here:
    http://www.morgankarpiel.com/Portfolio.html

    And the book here:
    http://www.amazon.com/Aviator-Fantasies-new-Europa-ebook/dp/B004KAA8SU

    February looks to be full of great choices! Happy Reading. :-)

  45. Cathryn Cade
    Jan 27, 2011 @ 13:32:40

    Thanks, DA, for the chance to post here!

    DEEP INDIGO — When icy control meets loose laser cannon, the rules go up in flames.
    Orion, Book 4

    Commander Daron Navos. Renowned Indigon intuit, respected leader…a man running from half of himself. He can control the mind of any creature in the galaxy, even lock his dark, human sexual needs behind a wall of icy self control. Until he meets a woman who tempts him into using his powers for seduction-‘the lovely, innocent Nelah Cobalt.

    As Nelah's star rose with her burgeoning Indigon powers at university, she leapt at the chance to intern under Navos. But the hero of her fantasies fears her human half is too volatile to be trusted with the coveted position.

    When they are forced to combine powers to stop a sabotage attempt, their incredibly intimate mind-meld turns a simple case of post-battle attraction into a night of passion neither thought possible. And, as Navos teaches her to use her powers to heighten sensual pleasure, he finds she isn't the only Indigon with much to learn.

    Except it's clear someone is remotely using psychic powers to endanger the ship. Nelah may be the key, and Navos faces his greatest challenge ever-‘loving the woman who may have to sacrifice herself to save The Orion.

    ——————————————————————————–

    Product Warnings
    Spock-like hero who gives into temptation and uses intuitive powers for sexual satisfaction, heroine who is more than happy to submit to his sensual control, and ship full of space voyagers enjoying the waves of passion emanating from the powerful couple. Voyeurism shockingly included.

    Available for presale at Samhain now.
    pssst! Buy now, it’s cheaper.

    http://store.samhainpublishing.com/deep-indigo-p-6258.html

  46. Vivian Arend
    Jan 27, 2011 @ 17:15:31

    Here’s some good news for people who like to read in order.

    Book 2 in the Turner Twins series will be available February 8th. For those of you who think hmm, I never read book 1, yeah!

    Book 2 is book one, chronologically. I didn’t do it on purpose, but TURN IT UP is a prequel to last year’s release TURN IT ON- contemporary erotic romances about family and how they drive us crazy, I mean– make us whole. Small town settings, big families and lots of real life issues.


    She wants it. He's got it…and a whole lot more

    Turner Twins, Book Two

    Maxwell Turner considers his stubborn and resourceful attitude a plus. After all, it usually gets him what he wants-‘except for Natasha Bellingham. The long-time family friend may be ten years older than he, but so what? He's plenty old enough to know they belong together. Now all he has to do is convince her.

    Over the past few years Natasha's love life has degenerated into a series of bad clichés. Her biological clock is ticking-‘loudly. As a proven architect with her own house-design company, she's financially ready for a baby. Who says she needs a permanent man in her life for that? She just needs a “donation”.

    When Max discovers Natasha's future plans include artificial insemination, he's outraged. She wants to get pregnant? No problem. He's more than willing to volunteer-‘no turkey basters involved .

    But there's one non-negotiable clause: He wants forever. And he intends to do everything in his power-‘fair and unfair-‘to make it happen.
    —-

    First chapter, buy links to all your favorite ebook sellers, and lots more available at my website. I hope you’ll stop by.

    Thanks, DA, for the chance to share.
    —-
    Vivian Arend
    Romance, Hot and Wild

  47. Tina Donahue
    Jan 31, 2011 @ 09:43:43

    On February 1, The Yearning, my first erotic paranormal romance will be released by Samhain.

    Blurb:

    To break this curse, they'll have to turn the heat up. Way up.

    Jasmine Dante prowls Key West's nightlife, fighting a losing battle against a jealous rival's curse that forces her to seek carnal pleasure, no matter the danger. Weakened from lack of sleep, driven by insatiable lust, she spots a man who stirs her desperate craving, and begins yet another dance of seduction.

    Except the dark stranger who returns her direct stare is no ordinary lover. Inside his powerful body lies a raw sexuality that just might be enough to break her curse. There's only one way to find out: imprison him in her bed and feed on his passion.

    Former U.S. Marshal Mike Stearn is many things, but he's no woman's sex slave. The deadly telekinetic power he ruthlessly suppresses comes alive again at Jasmine's touch. Beneath her bold, potent sensuality he senses vulnerability and desperation. He may be in handcuffs, but she's the one who's enslaved.

    As Mike resurrects his power to free himself so he can find the curse's source and defeat it, Jasmine revels in his masterful rule. Her ravenous yearning evolves into rapture as she surrenders to his hunger, her darkest needs-‘and the emotional connection that lies beyond. Unless the curse takes her life first…

    Warning: Tons of steamy sex, smoldering passion and a to-die-for love story with a hot Alpha hero who finds himself imprisoned by one sultry and desperate babe.

    Buy Link:

    http://store.samhainpublishing.com/the-yearning-p-6248.html

    Tina

    Tina Donahue
    “Heat with Heart”

    SENSUAL STRANGER (EC – available NOW)
    THE YEARNING (Samhain – 2/2011)
    IN HIS ARMS (SIX – 5 Star Reviews)
    ADORED (award winning – 4 Stars RT)
    DEEP, DARK, DELICIOUS (5 Stars NOR – 4 Stars RT)

    Website: http://www.tinadonahue.com/
    Twitter: http://twitter.com/tinadonahue

  48. P. Kirby
    Feb 01, 2011 @ 16:27:52

    The Music of Chaos, an urban fantasy and my debut novel, was released Jan. 31, and is available as an ebook.

    Regan O’Connell seems to have it all. She has a PhD and a good paying job as a project manager with a consulting company. Unbeknownst to her co-workers, she’s a one hundred and thirty-year-old demi-human, with a magical pedigree that includes vampires and elven royalty.

    Harnessing her magical ability has never been easy. Immature by the standards of immortals, she has little-to-no control over the magic that simmers in her blood. For more than a century, she has worked as a secret operative for the vampire syndicate the Grey Brethren. For just as long, she has hidden her magical disability, struggling with one paranormal misadventure after another. Tired of her shenanigans, the Grey Brethren station her in Albuquerque, far out-of-the-way by paranormal standards.

    The arrival of a mysterious user of chaotic magic-‘a world destroying power-‘spells the end of Regan’s trouble-free existence. Soon after, her vampire employers issue an ultimatum: find and neutralize the chaotic magic user or find a new job. To make matters worse, she has inadvertently started a war and developed a surprising attraction to a human. Sorting the mess out will require a little help from her friends, some growing up, and acceptance that she will never be a practitioner of conventional magic.

    Thanks, DA, for the chance to post this here.

  49. Vonna Harper
    Feb 07, 2011 @ 17:40:09

    Good grief, here I sit trying to think how to say what I need to about my upcoming Ellora’s Cave release. Guess I’d better get right to it. Cowboy Pickup comes out on Feb. 10. http://www.jasminejade.com/ps-8937-50-cowboy-pick-up.aspx

    Usually I write pretty serious erotica, you know, lots at stake and characters with a ton of emotional baggage. Cowboy Pickup burst upon me fully formed one morning while I was walking my dogs and what could I do but run with it.

    In short, this is a lighthearted story about a lady rancher and cattleman who hook up at the local watering hole for some hot and heavy you know what.

    Pss. There’s a pretty neat twist at the end if I do say so.
    Vonna

  50. Anne Rainey
    Feb 17, 2011 @ 16:13:59

    Thanks for giving us a chance to talk about our February release! :)

    What She Needs releases at Samhain Publishing on February 22nd. It’s the third book in my Cape May series. A smokin’ hot menage m/f/m

    Here’s a blurb:

    Taking turns was never their strong suit…

    Devon Mason and Con Walker are sexy, honorable, loving, and completely devoted. In other words, everything Tory looks for in a relationship. But what's she supposed to buy her two lovers on V Day? Chocolate? How average is that? Their little love triangle is anything but average!

    When Con surprises her with a weekend in Cancun, just the three of them, Tory is all over it-‘until she realizes Con forgot to include Devon in the package. Now their little love triangle is suffering, thanks to a couple of hard-headed men who both want to be numero uno.

    Con was content to let Devon take control at Christmas, but now it's his turn. A weekend in Cancun seems the perfect place for a romantic getaway-‘then Devon says he's planning to surprise Tory with a trip to Aruba, and Con's possessive instincts kick in. He'd always been happy to share Tory with the guy he cares for like a brother. But the deeper Con falls in love, the harder it is to keep from ripping Tory away from Devon.

    Sooner or later something-‘or someone-‘is going to give.

    Product Warnings:
    This title contains lots of steamy, explicit sex. Hot, jealous men in need of a strong, intelligent woman. And a warm, loving ménage a trois relationship.

    You can read the first chapter here

  51. Bren Christopher
    Feb 18, 2011 @ 13:20:26

    I’m so excited that my new m/m novella, The Professor’s Assistant, is now available from Liquid Silver Books. I’ve been a devoted science fiction fan since I was a kid, but recently I discovered male/male romance and just fell in love with the genre. So of course, I had to find a way to combine the two. Throw in a setting of Victorian London and you get a hot little romance spiced up with a lot of sci-fi and steampunk fun. I hope everyone enjoys it!

    Blurb:

    Lured by rumors of a momentous invention, Agent Julian Blake steps into the New York Gate and emerges outside London.
    It is the same year, 1885, but an earth parallel to his own. The two timelines are almost identical, but the slight variation is enough to threaten his mission as it includes an attitude toward same-sex attraction that is less than accepting.
    He never expected that difference to pose a problem. Julian has an important mission to complete; a mission with far-reaching consequences not only across the alternate earths, but into their pasts. For the momentous invention is a working time machine.
    And the inventor’s assistant is a beautiful, auburn-haired young man named Daniel who causes Julian to disregard the Department rules he has lived by for so long.
    But there are others interested in the professor’s new invention, and when tragedy strikes, the professor’s lovely assistant might just be the only person left with the knowledge to recreate the device.
    Now Daniel is a target, and Julian is in a race to protect him and retrieve the knowledge of the time machine from those who would misuse it. Read the first chapter: http://www.liquidsilverbooks.com/books/theprofessorsassistantexcerpt.htm
    Excerpt is PG, Book contains explicit m/m sex.

  52. Donna Fasano
    Feb 23, 2011 @ 06:36:49

    I know it’s very late in the month, but I’d love to announce the release of my first backlist romance, Mountain Laurel. I wrote for Silhouette Books for 20 years as Donna Clayton, and I have acquired the publishing rights to my first 11 books. I have updated and expanded this book, and I’ve made it available in e-version and in paperback. It’s available for the Kindle and the Nook. Mountain Laurel is appropriate for all romance readers, teen through centenarian. :-)

    Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/Mountain-Laurel-ebook/dp/B004LGRSDQ/

    Nook: http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Mountain-Laurel/Donna-Clayton/e/2940012070777/?itm=2&USRI=mountain+laurel

    Paperback: http://www.amazon.com/Mountain-Laurel-Donna-Clayton/dp/1456588672/

  53. Mia Amato
    Feb 11, 2013 @ 10:43:10

    It’s probably a good thing that famed Victorian poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning didn’t live to see entire romances conducted via email and tweets! Otherwise we would not have The Love Letters of Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning, all 573 of them, collected nicely in print and now available as a $5.99 ebook. What started as a fan letter – from him to her, from one published author to another – blossomed into a forbidden marriage and a love celebrated in rhymes many of us read in English Lit class years ago.

    They’re both dead so I’m posting for them. As the editor says “Read them in a high-backed chair with a cup of tea and a cat on your lap” or whenever you need a romantic turn of phrase.
    Link: http://www.amazon.com/Letters-Elizabeth-Barrett-Browning-ebook/dp/B00B8YUX90/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1360600486&sr=8-2&keywords=the+love+letters+of+elizabeth+barrett+and+robert+browning

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