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Open Thread for Authors (Author Promo) for February 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.

23 Comments

  1. Heather Massey
    Jan 27, 2013 @ 15:12:20

    Thanks so much for the opportunity to share the news about Iron Guns, Blazing Hearts, my new steampunk romance from Lyrical Press (Feb 4):

    The West just got a whole lot wilder.

    A woman on a mission… Scientific achievement isn’t enough for Violet Whitcomb. Life working alongside her renowned scientist father is filled with intellectual challenges, but what she truly craves is love and adventure. She’s resigned to a fate of academic pursuits–until a fateful trip across the American frontier changes everything. A rogue inventor known as the Iron Scorpion kidnaps Violet’s father and she alone is left to plan his rescue.

    A man with a secret… Logan McCoy knows firsthand going up against the Iron Scorpion is suicide, but he can’t let Violet waltz into the villain’s lair alone. She may be a stranger, but she’s also the most compelling woman he’s ever known.

    A perilous quest… Their attraction is undeniable, but their alliance turns contentious when Violet insists on including a third partner on their mission: her father’s latest invention and the world’s most advanced automaton, Arthur. The reason for Logan’s resistance isn’t clear until Violet comes face-to-face with the Iron Scorpion’s diabolical devices, and by then, it’s far too late.

    Length: novella
    Heat level: sweet
    Tags: Weird West; action-adventure; automaton gunslinger; steampunk cyborg

    Download a free excerpt here (multiple formats available):
    http://www.heathermassey.com/project/iron-guns-blazing-hearts/

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  2. Inez Kelley
    Jan 27, 2013 @ 15:44:14

    Thank you for the opportunity. My fantasy romance TIME DANCER releases February 11th from Carina Press and the special Valentine’s Month price of just $2.99.

    It is a stand alone novel, the 3rd in The Eldwyn Chronicles. (you don’t have to have read the others, although of course, I think they are good. The first, Myla by Moonlight was a 2011 Epic finalist and the second, Salome at Sunrise was given 4 stars by RT)

    TIME DANCER

    Time waits for no man. But for a woman…

    Everyone has a duty in the royal castle–everyone except Jana Haruk. Despite her promising magical bloodline, her gift is weak. As a Reminiscent Seer, she knows only what happened in the past, not what will happen in the future. When the crown prince’s life is threatened, Jana vows to do everything she can to help him–including asking the queen, a powerful sorceress, to lend her some magic.

    The queen summons Darach, a spell in human form. The arrogant and mysterious man soon discovers there’s more to Jana than meets the eye: she’s a time dancer, someone with the ability to move backward through time in her dreams. With Darach as her anchor, Jana can explore the past and try to figure out who is behind the attacks on the prince.

    Despite her attraction to him, Jana knows little about the handsome warrior. The past is tying them closer to each other with every trip, but Darach is bound to return to his homeland when his mission is complete…and their time together is running out.

    84,000 words
    Heat level: Sensual

    pre-order or read an excerpt

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  3. Kat Cantrell
    Jan 27, 2013 @ 16:00:52

    Thank you so much for the opportunity! My debut book, MARRIAGE WITH BENEFITS, releases from Harlequin Desire on Feb 5th. This book won Harlequin’s 2011 SYTYCW competition and was also a 2012 Golden Heart finalist.

    Her ideal ex-husband.

    “Will you divorce me?” Those are the four little words Cia Allende wants to hear Lucas Wheeler say. Of course, they have to marry first. The gorgeous Texas real estate tycoon shuns commitment, but a six-month fake marriage will help them both. Cia can access her trust fund and build a women’s shelter, and Lucas’s playboy reputation is repaired. No strings. No romance. Simple.

    Except it’s anything but. Lucas intends to seduce his in-name-only wife. It’s a battle of wills, and Cia is losing…and loving it. And now the divorce she needs is the last thing she wants….

    Find buy links here: http://wp.me/PYhJU-9T

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  4. Tia Nevitt (@TiaNevitt)
    Jan 27, 2013 @ 18:18:10

    I also appreciate this opportunity! My fantasy romance, The Magic Mirror and the Seventh Dwarf, is coming out through Carina Press on February 18th. It is the second fairy tale retelling in my Accidental Enchantments series.

    In this take on Snow White, the smallest dwarf takes center stage, and she happens to be a mature and capable young woman. She hears about a refuge for little people like herself, and as she seeks it out, she walks straight into an adventure with a runaway princess, a prince cursed by a magic mirror, a queen consumed by jealousy, and a romance of her own! It will be available by audiobook as well.

    The first book, The Sevenfold Spell, won the EPIC award for Fantasy.

    You can check it all out at http://wp.me/P2mgMY-LR

    Thanks for reading!

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  5. Lia Sebastian
    Jan 27, 2013 @ 18:27:11

    Thank you for the opportunity to share.

    My novella Call to Attraction is a contemporary romance novella coming out in February. This is the first in my Office Relations series, though it stands alone.

    Two People
    What does a man do when a work project puts him in a conference room with Sabrina Moore, the sexy woman of his dreams? If the man is Peter Merrill, he’s got three choices: (1) Fantasize about her; (2) Notice how sweet she is; or (3) Find out what she’s wearing under her suit jacket . . .

    One Project
    The three-week rush project reveals that presence makes the attraction grow stronger. As Peter and Sabrina put their marketing skills to work, Sabrina’s thoughts run to a call to action that has nothing to do with ad campaigns and everything to do with attraction.

    Call to Attraction
    When they realize their desire is mutual, suit jackets aren’t the only thing to come off. But Sabrina’s keeping a secret that may interfere with their relationship . . .

    Visit my website for an excerpt; this is also where I’ll post buy links once it is released:

    http://lia-sebastian.com/bookshelf/callattraction/

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  6. Hailey Edwards
    Jan 27, 2013 @ 20:16:41

    Thank you for the opportunity to share my upcoming release with your readers. My fantasy romance novella, A Cast of Shadows, will release from Samhain Publishing on February 12, 2013. The first novel in the Araneae Nation series, A Hint of Frost, is currently available for free download on Amazon (http://amzn.to/SDv2xx) and B&N (http://bit.ly/YaoWTk).

    A CAST OF SHADOWS

    The strongest net is no match for destiny.

    An Araneae Nation story. (I consider this novella book 2.5 in the series.)

    Daraja has grown up watching her brothers journey down the river on the traditional Deinopidae rite of passage. Each returned with riches from their travels, and lovers with whom to share their lives.

    Now she has reached the age where she would strike out on her own to seek her fortune—if she were male. Instead, she is expected to sit patiently, weave her nets and wait for the river to bring a husband to her.

    Patience, however, has never been her strong suit.

    Brynmor haunts the forest surrounding the city of Cathis, his disembodied spirit inextricably bound to the wild canis roaming his lands. Until the day he stumbles across a brazen trespasser in his woods.

    Compelled to step in when the canis suspect her of poaching one of their own, Brynmor fears he has lost a piece of his ragged soul to the feisty, adventure-seeking female. And when the canis confront the real poachers, he is forced to choose which life to sacrifice. Hers…or his own.

    Warnings: This book contains one heroine with a knack for weaving nets and one hero who relishes getting caught. Expect singing, some howling, ghostly shenanigans, and the start of a love that transcends death.

    There are preorder links as well as an excerpt on my website: http://bit.ly/Yaq8pJ

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  7. Sarah Morgan
    Jan 28, 2013 @ 01:40:16

    Sold to the Enemy, my February release for Harlequin Presents, is out now in paperback and will be released as an ebook on Feb 1st.

    From the back cover (which is accurate!!)…

    Her one bright memory in a lifetime of shadows…

    Stefan Ziakas might be her father’s most hated business rival, but he’s the only man who has ever made Selene Antaxos feel beautiful. So, needing to make a new life for herself, Selene apprehensively turns to Stefan for help. Except the dark-hearted tycoon is nothing like the white knight she remembers! Seduced, bedded and betrayed in a matter of days, Selene realises it’s not always better the devil you know…She’s sold her soul – and her heart – to the enemy!

    The first chapter is available here http://bit.ly/WttgtA

    This is a low-calorie, doormat free read containing behaviour that readers are advised not to try at home. Characters in Harlequin Presents receive special training to perform these stunts. The book may induce laughter or tears so should not be read while driving or operating heavy machinery (an eyelash curler is fine).

    Thanks for the opportunity!

    Sarah Morgan

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  8. Kate Hewitt
    Jan 28, 2013 @ 02:43:02

    My Harlequin Presents, In The Heat of The Spotlight, releases this February and is the second in my Bryant Brothers trilogy, although it stands alone. If you like flawed heroines with difficult pasts who give as good as they get, then you might want to give this one a try. From the back cover, which is fairly accurate:

    This man’s power and passion will lay her bare… Ambitious CEO Luke Bryant needs a big-name star to help launch his luxury department store – everything hangs on its success. What he doesn’t need is washed-up pop princess and tabloid joke Aurelie Schmidt… Faced with the sexiest, angriest man she’s ever met, Aurelie knows her first comeback gig isn’t exactly going to plan. But Aurelie’s tougher than that, and she won’t let any guy, no matter how gorgeous, get beneath her skin – even if he does get between her sheets…

    I don’t think Luke is that angry myself, but he is one of my favourite heroes :)

    You can read the first chapter on my website, here: http://www.kate-hewitt.com/bk_spotlight.html

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  9. Jennifer Lohmann
    Jan 28, 2013 @ 10:47:48

    My debut book, Reservations for Two is a February Harlequin Superromance release. I was one of the SYTYCW 2011 finalists; Kat Cantrell beat me out ; )

    It’s getting hotter in the kitchen

    Tilly Milek almost has it all. She’s opened her own Chicago restaurant, the way she’d always dreamed, and it’s this close to being a success. Even better, she’s met Dan Meier-a gorgeous man who loves food as much as she does. He isn’t put off by her demanding job, which only makes her want to spend more time with him.

    But a scathing review by an anonymous local critic puts everything in jeopardy. Worse, her steamy new man turns out to be the one who wrote it! Tilly doesn’t see how she can ever forgive Dan, but she can’t stop thinking about him either. In print he’s her enemy. In person? He’s as tempting as a perfectly prepared meal…and Tilly’s appetite just might get the best of her.

    Reservations for Two is full of Polish food (yum!), Chicago references (go Bears!), and romance.

    You can read an excerpt and find buy links on my website: http://jenniferlohmann.com/booklist/reservations-for-two/

    Thank you for the opportunity!
    Jennifer Lohmann

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  10. Kendra Leigh Castle
    Jan 28, 2013 @ 13:09:06

    The fourth book in my Dark Dynasties series, Immortal Craving, releases tomorrow! From the back cover:

    The last-and most lethal-of his kind . . .

    Wild, uncontrollable, and powerful, the lion-shifting Rakshasa were hunted down by vicious rival vampires who feared their dark, magical abilities. Somehow one survived, and now, after centuries of hiding, Tasmin Singh reemerges as fierce and fearless as ever at the door of the Lilim queen, seeking answers . . . and sanctuary.

    The human best friend to a vampire queen, Bay Harper traded her quiet, comfortable life for a world filled with immortal assassins, warring werewolves . . . and this hauntingly sexy shifter. Only Bay’s gentle touch can subdue Tasmin’s inner demons, even as he brings out a passion and sensuality she never imagined she could feel. But when a bloody struggle threatens to tear them apart, can Bay risk everything on her faith in him-or will his dark side be stronger than even their all-consuming desire?

    This book features an intelligent human heroine and her giant, slobbery dog, contains no fated mates, and is guaranteed to be alphahole-free. Buy links can be found at my website: http://www.kendraleighcastle.com/immortalcraving.html

    Thanks for the opportunity!
    Kendra

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  11. Shiloh Walker
    Jan 28, 2013 @ 14:04:04

    The next book in my FBI Psychics series is due out next week…  the hero can be a class-act ass and must do some crawling
    AN ETERNAL DESIRE
    With his strong psychic ability, FBI Agent Joss Crawford longs for the woman he loved in a past life. But after years of searching, a new case is drawing him into the last place he’d ever want to find her: an underground slave ring. Going undercover to infiltrate the network, he meets Drucella Chapman—the mastermind’s fiancée. Joss has every reason to believe she’s evil. So why is he irresistibly drawn to her?

    A DANGEROUS GAME

    Drucella has made it her personal mission to bring the slave ring down. But the sadistic ring leader is even more careful than he is cruel. In order to gain information, Dru has had to get close to the very man she wishes to kill, using her gift to read his memories bit by bit. She’d do anything to finish the job, but agreeing to marry him may have been a step too far—even for her.

    A FATEFUL ENCOUNTER

    Though Joss and Dru are both undercover, nothing can disguise the sense of déjà vu they experience when they meet. Neither can afford to be distracted from the mission at hand, but perhaps their reunion is exactly what this mission needs…

    Excerpt

    There’s also a blog tour with prizes and stuff. :)

    Thank you!

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  12. Sunny Moraine
    Jan 28, 2013 @ 20:43:24

    Thanks for the opportunity to do this! My queer SF romance novel Line and Orbit, (co-written with Lisa Soem) will be released next Tuesday the 5th from Samhain. From the back cover:

    What he’s been taught to fear could be his destiny…and his only hope.

    Adam Yuga, a rising young star in the imperialist Terran Protectorate, is on the verge of a massive promotion…until a routine physical exam reveals something less than perfection. Genetic flaws are taboo, and Adam soon discovers there’s a thin line between rising star and starving outcast.

    Stripped of wealth and position, stricken with a mysterious, worsening illness, Adam resorts to stealing credits to survive. Moments from capture by the Protectorate, help arrives in the form of Lochlan, a brash, cocksure Bideshi fighter.

    Now the Bideshi, a people long shunned by the Protectorate, are the only ones who will offer him shelter. As Adam learns the truth about the mysterious, nomadic people he was taught to fear, Lochlan offers him not just shelter—but a temptation Adam can only resist for so long.

    Struggling to adapt to his new life, Adam discovers his illness hides a terrible secret, one that the Protectorate will stop at nothing to conceal. Time is growing short, and he must find the strength to close a centuries-old rift, accept a new identity—and hold on to a love that could cost him everything.

    Publisher’s Weekly called it “phenomenal”, which made my Christmas, I don’t mind saying.

    You can find out more about it (including pre-order links) at my website, and until the 5th I’m giving away three copies and a bunch of thematic jewelry made by me. Details are here.

    Thanks again!

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  13. Angelia Sparrow
    Jan 28, 2013 @ 22:08:40

    Feb 22 is the release date for Barbarossa’s Bitch

    After the end of the world, the survivors have reorganized into settlements, and wildpack leader Lord Barbarossa keeps the peace throughout central Kansas. Dylan Taggert has spent the eight years since the morning he woke up, and 95% of the world didn’t, wandering from settlement to settlement, being thrown out when the folk realize he is gay and won’t contribute to the gene pool. When Dylan ends up in the hands of Barbarossa’s wildpack, his wandering is over and a wild ride is just beginning.

    Thanks, Jayne, et al!

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  14. Fiona McGier
    Jan 29, 2013 @ 15:18:34

    Shelly from RedHotBooks.com had this to say when she reviewed Prophecy of the Undead:
    “Fiona McGier where have you been all my life?!? This is my first but definitely not my last of her books. I’m actually hoping for a series out of this story (yes, this is a shameless plea).”

    Well, Shelly, you’re in luck! The loose ends that were left at the end of Prophecy of the Undead, are taken care of in Mayan Prophecy Fulfilled, available beginning this Friday, February 1st!

    Keisha and Yuri, along with their other vampire friends, are still trying to change the world for the better. Keisha’s discovery of the hormone in the brain that improves intelligence, is being altered to synthesize a formula to decrease intelligence so that when the aliens return to “harvest” more humans to take to their planet, the humans will be too docile to resist. Neo Ying (pronounced “Ne-ow”) is the Chinese scientist expected to produce results. Keisha and Yuri head for China, to attempt to stop her. They receive help from an unexpected source: a tall, furry blue alien who tells them to call him “Frank”, says he is a “Visitor” who has spent an eternity encouraging the dominant species on each planet to aim for the stars so they can become a contributing part of the universe. He is dismayed to find that one of his favorite species, humans, seem to have lost their desire to venture off the planet. He’s returned to find out why.

    Neo Ying is bitter, opinionated and sarcastic. Haunted by a past she tries to forget, and under the control of a megalomaniac of a vampire who brought her across against her will, she will do anything to survive. Can Yuri, Keisha and Frank convince Ying to disobey her orders to develop the “stupidity” hormone? And how will the world react when confronted with a large contingent of aliens returning to the planet after 5,000 years, to collect more humans? Find out beginning February 1, in Mayan Prophecy Fulfilled. Available at http://www.eternalpress.biz and the usual sources for romance eBooks and paperbacks.

    Blurb: As a gifted MayanProphecyFulfilled_150dpi_eBookchild she was given to the state by her Chinese parents, leading to a harsh life. Her un-dead existence has been worse. When other vampires urge her not to further the destruction of humans, they bring a blue-skinned alien Visitor. She never expected to discover her own humanity in the arms of an alien; he never expected to fall in love. Can their passion bridge the gap between their races? And can they join forces to face the return of the Mayan aliens and save humanity?

    **Visit my website and leave a short review of Prophecy of the Undead in the comments section, to be entered into a drawing for a free eBook of Mayan Prophecy Fulfilled. You know you want to know how the story ends! And sex with a tall, furry blue alien? Once you go blue, you know it’s for you!

    Also, please join me at Delaney Diamond’s site as she asks me some interesting questions:
    http://delaneydiamond.com/2013/01/28/special-guest-fiona-mcgier/

    I’m offering a chance to win an eBook of Prophecy of the Undead, to whet your appetite for the sequel, Mayan Prophecy Fulfilled, coming out Friday, Feb. 1!

    Hope to see you there,

    Fiona
    Web site: http://www.fionamcgier.com

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  15. Lily Harlem
    Feb 01, 2013 @ 04:03:45

    Dangerous to Know by Lily Harlem

    An erotic novel published by Ellora’s Cave

    Blurb

    For too many years I’ve hidden a sinful, erotic craving in the darkest corner of my soul. Within this deeply buried sliver, shameful fantasies rule and images—seedy, degrading, filthy images—burn through the dark of night and hold my dreams hostage.

    Luckily, the center of my whore obsession is keen to play my slutty game. I know nothing about him, other than his taste, touch and smell, but that’s how I want it, because of one thing I’m certain—this man is dangerous to know.

    Buy – http://www.ellorascave.com/dangerous-to-know.html

    Read an 18+ excerpt on Lily Harlem’s blog – http://www.lilyharlem.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/dangerous-to-know.html

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  16. Lily Harlem
    Feb 04, 2013 @ 04:29:58

    Clandestine Classic. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs and Lily Harlem

    The Classics Exposed…

    A wild man with primitive desires, will anyone be able to tame him?

    A handsome English aristocrat raised in the jungle by apes, self-sufficient, thriving on danger and with a head full of unanswered questions. Where is he from? Why is he different? What will satisfy the hunger that eats away at the very core of his being and finally feed his appetite for something other than food and shelter?

    A delicate American woman, expected to be the best she can be and marry well, but with a craving for adventure and exploration as well as a hope in her heart to find true love with a man who can sweep her off her feet.

    When the two very different souls collide, in deepest, darkest Africa, only one thing can happen, and it’s raw and feral. Lust a common language, satisfaction the ultimate goal. But will the gentleman outshine the savage-man? Is virtue to be honoured? And when faced with a civilised decision, can Tarzan do the right thing?

    Reader Advisory: This book contains one scene of dubious consent.

    You only pay for the words added—not for the original content

    Publisher buy Link – http://www.total-e-bound.com/product.asp?P_ID=2011
    Also available from all good ebook retailers.

    Find out more about Tarzan of the Apes here – http://www.lilyharlem.com/tarzan-of-the-apes.html

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  17. Dee C. May
    Feb 04, 2013 @ 09:08:40

    Thank you for this opportunity. My new adult novel with a paranormal twist, Wynter’s Horizon, releases from Evernight Publishing on February 7.

    Wynter Murello’s senior year in college is turning out worse than her horrible name. Only a few months ago, she was playing lacrosse with her best friend, Abby, but a car crash on the highway changed everything. The only things that help Wynter forget that awful night are drinking and screwing Abby’s boyfriend. It doesn’t matter if he treats her like dirt. She’s the reason the car flipped over, killing Abby and plunging Wynter into a coma for five days. And no matter how bad she wants it, Wynter can never take back that split second before her world turned upside down.

    Supernaturally gifted special forces officer Reginald Beckett understands self loathing. He’s been doing it most of his life, especially since losing his crew to a botched mission in Colombia. Beck now lives with the scars of that failure as the screams of his dying men still ring in his ears.

    Discharged from the only job he knows and recuperating stateside, Beck spots Wynter from across a bar, triggering an attraction he’s never felt—and a memory of Wynter he can’t place. Yet.

    Intrigued and attracted to Wynter, Beck pursues answers, uncovering secrets about Wynter’s life—and his own. But time is running out, and Beck and Wynter must face their pasts or risk losing each other, forever.

    Link to excerpt:
    http://bit.ly/WHexcerpt

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  18. Elizabeth Cole
    Feb 04, 2013 @ 09:44:05

    My newest novella, LOVE IS BLIND: A Regency Romance, is out now. Here’s a short description and a link. Thanks for reading!

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    LOVE IS BLIND: A Regency Romance Novella by Elizabeth Cole

    He was a walking scandal, she was a proper young woman…

    A rake’s cruel prank leaves the blind Olivia Blake ripe for humiliation on a ballroom dance floor. Then an even more notorious rake sweeps her into his arms. Soon she is seduced by the charm of Adrian Calwell, the scandal-chased Baron of Norbury.

    Adrian’s only goal in rescuing Olivia was to thwart his rival’s heartless trick. But Olivia is well worth rescuing, and Adrian is eager to put his life as a rake behind him. Can Adrian rise above his sordid past to win Olivia’s love?

    Set against the backdrop of Regency London, Love is Blind is a sweet and surprising novella that proves innocence and experience can be a perfect match.

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  19. Alissa Callen
    Feb 04, 2013 @ 21:00:28

    Thanks so much for this promo opportunity:)

    My Feb release, BENEATH OUTBACK SKIES, is out now by Random House. This novel features red dust, romance and secrets.

    Free sample: http://www.randomhouse.com.au/books/alissa-callen/beneath-outback-skies-9780857980397.aspx

    Blurb: A captivating rural romance featuring an indomitable young woman determined to save her family farm, and the city-boy who is not all he seems…

    Paige Quinn will let nothing and no one distract her from caring for her crippled father, Connor, and fighting for her remote, drought-stricken property, Banora Downs. Least of all a surprise farm-stay guest named Tait Cavanaugh, whose smooth words are as lethal as his movie-star smile.

    Except Paige can’t help noticing that, for a city-boy, Tait seems unexpectedly at home on the land. And he does ask a lot of questions…

    It doesn’t matter how much he helps out or how much laughter he brings into her life, she soon suspects he is harbouring a big secret – the real reason he has come to Banora Downs…

    FULL-LENGTH NOVEL

    Many thanks again,

    Alissa Callen

    http://www.alissacallen.com

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  20. Nicole Murphy
    Feb 08, 2013 @ 19:07:20

    Such fabulous books – so glad I can join the list of celebrating :)

    After years of writing science fiction/fantasy/horror (particularly my urban fantasy trilogy The Dream of Asarlai), my debut contemporary romance is out NOW from Escape Publishing.

    Arranged to Love is the story of Australian/Indian woman Madhuri “Maddie” Singh, who has planned all her life to make an arranged marriage. Only once did she stray, but she removed herself from the temptation.

    Of course, the very DAY her parents announce they’ve found her a husband, that temptation walks back into her life. Jack Faulkner is as determined as Maddie not to revisit what they had – he has ambitions himself. But passion has a way of messing with the best laid plans…

    You can read an excerpt at my website. start here to move through: http://nicolermurphy.com/blog/2013/01/flash-fiction-friday-arranged-to-love/

    Arranged to Love is currently available for just 99 cents at the big e-retailers. More information here: http://www.escapepublishing.com.au/product/9780857990266

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  21. Eden Black
    Feb 21, 2013 @ 22:14:38

    Thanks for the opportunity!

    Hot and Steamy is the first in a series of erotic romance novellas featuring the Hot and Steamy cafe.

    Welcome to the Hot and Steamy cafe, where the drinks are hot and the staff are boiling over with passion…

    New employee Natasha is trying to forget her scandalous past, but waiting on Nick entices her to start a whole new scandal…

    Tiffany is looking for a man who can keep up with her, but she more than meets her match in Davian Palmisano…

    Hot and Steamy is available for 99c from Amazon and from Smashwords.

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  22. Jane Godman
    Feb 23, 2013 @ 08:12:39

    Hi, I’m a bit late to the February 2013 party but it’s great to be here!

    Thank you for the opportunity to tell you about my debut novel, The Rebel’s Promise, which was published by Front Porch Romance on 5th February.

    It is a historical romance set in Georgian England during the Jacobite rebellion.

    Blurb
    It is December 1745 and Bonnie Prince Charlie and his Jacobite troops have marched on Derby, intent on reclaiming the English throne. Rosie Delacourt’s quiet life is thrown into turmoil when she rescues a Jacobite rebel from certain death and a passionate attachment blossoms. But Jack is wanted for treason and must flee the country. Believing he has been killed in battle at Culloden, Rosie is forced into a distasteful betrothal. When Jack returns, he is unable to hide the anguish he feels at her betrayal … and Rosie dare not risk both their lives by telling him the truth. It seems the only feelings which remain between them are bitterness and anger. But, when danger throws them together again, they are reminded of the tenderness they once shared.

    There is a book trailer for The Rebel’s Promise here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QK4w-ci2bU4

    There are excerpts from the novel on my blog: http://georgianromancewriter.blogspot.co.uk/

    The Rebel’s Promise has already received a number of 5 star reviews:
    ‘I enjoyed every minute of this book. It was romantic, sad and funny by turns. The hero and heroine are great characters, who you just like from the start. I like the way you feel the instant attraction between them, even though he is unconscious! The villain is evil and you just want him to get his come uppance. One of the best things about this book is the supporting cast of characters. They all add to the story and they are all really great characters in their own right (even the dog). The setting is atmospheric, and it just feels like you are there with them back in the 1700s mostly because the dialogue is cleverly done. The writing style made me feel like it was a movie and I would love to see this book made into a mini-series. It would be great to see a sequel!’
    ‘Thoroughly enjoyable. Had to read in one sitting. Not only the main characters but the supporting ones are well done.’
    ‘Loved this book. Had me laughing and crying and a sweet love story.’
    ‘Sweet, funny and charming. Loved the story and the characters, like reading a soap opera or an episode of Downton Abbey.’
    ‘Reminded me a bit of Georgette Heyer’s georgian romances.’

    I hope you enjoy reading it!

    The Rebel’s Promise is available from:
    All Romance: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-therebel039spromise-1053355-160.html
    Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/282694
    Kobo: http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/The-Rebels-Promise/book-aOElLBmNSk2fGx3jBwIKEQ/page1.html=FRNPRC0000
    Front Porch Romance: http://www.frontporchromance.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=188&zenid=7otu81iupqqrspnqlr2djplg10

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  23. Kate Bloomfield
    Mar 21, 2013 @ 08:23:34

    Book title: Alpha Girl
    Author: Kate Bloomfield
    Genre: Paranormal Romance
    Release Date: April 1st 2013

    Best-selling and independent Australian author, Kate Bloomfield, has successfully made a name for herself in the world of self-publishing at just twenty-three years old. Her newest and most precious book yet, Alpha Girl, is a controversial Paranormal Romance between a student and teacher. A book not for those easily offended.

    Blurb of Alpha Girl
    Seventeen year old Rose Goldman is highly unpopular in the little town of Halfway. Ever since the ‘attack’ when she was a girl, people and animals have been afraid of her. She gets bullied in school, and called ‘wet dog’ because of the way she smells, despite being extremely hygienic. However, life takes a turn when a new teacher starts at Halfway High. Mr. Stone, the quirky and charismatic English teacher is twice Rose’s age, but she feels an unexplainable pull towards him from day one. Despite her better judgement, Rose pursues a friendship with Mr. Stone, who seems unable to stay away from her.
    What is pulling this unlikely pair together?

    Review
    “I was riveted. Alpha Girl is quite intimate and has a fairly small cast of characters. The protagonist is very believable and wasn’t annoying, which is a frequent problem in a lot of books featuring teenage lead characters narrating in the first-person. This is a romance (albeit a twisted one). Don’t pick up this book expecting a darkly sweet, cutesy love story. This book will blast you out of your comfort zone and make you hate yourself for turning the page. But you will turn the page.”
    - Review of Alpha Girl by Mark Carver, Author of The Age of Apollyon.

    Alpha Girl is the first book of the Wolfling Saga, and is not intended for audiences younger than 15 years of age, as it contains scenes of a sexual nature, and coarse language.
    Please do not read if you are easily offended.

    For more information about Alpha Girl, please visit: http://www.bloomfieldkate.com

    Blog: http://www.katebloomfieldauthor.blogspot.com
    Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/katebloomfield
    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/katebloomfieldauthor
    Wattpad: http://www.wattpad.com/katebloomfield
    Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/KateBloomfield
    Amazon: http://amzn.com/e/B0077DUFJO

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