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Open Thread for Authors (Author Promo) for March 2011

Welcome to the March Promotional Thread for Authors. What's this you say? I read quite a few blogs outside the romance blogosphere and many of the big ones have a daily open thread where the commenters drive the bus.

The rules for Author Promo Night Open Thread are as follows:

The book has to be released in that month (i.e., anything released during the last week of February would be a March release)
You can post for yourself or you can have a friend post for you if the idea of posting about your book paralyzes you .
No self published authors unless you write romance. No, I am not a POD hater, I am just thinking about the manageability of the thread.
Think about the readership. I.e., does your non fiction book about psoriasis really fit?
This one is more of a guideline than a rule, but be smart about your comment because if it is just a link to your website and the title of your book, I doubt you are going to get any interest.
DA reserves the right to delete the post if it promotes objectionable content (i.e., no daddy/daughter incest recommends are going to be allowed. Sorry.)
That's it. Post away.

Another long time reader who read romance novels in her teens, then took a long break before started back again about 15 years ago. She enjoys historical romance/fiction best, likes contemporaries, action- adventure and mysteries, will read suspense if there's no TSTL characters and is currently reading very few paranormals.


  1. Beth Pontorno
    Feb 20, 2011 @ 16:31:03

    Hi. I’ve only been following the Dear Author blog for a few weeks, but I’m really enjoying it. And I was pleasantly surprised to read this post about author promo. So here goes.

    My first romance novella, BLUE EYES, will be released on March 9, 2011 by The Wild Rose Press. I really appreciate this opportunity to tell other blog followers about my book.

    Here’s a blurb:

    Megan Savoie doesn’t want–or need–silly flirtations and romantic interludes. In her experience, such things always end in heartache. When her New Orleans home is mistakenly sold at a tax sale, romance is the farthest thing from her mind.

    Remy Batiste, the buyer, has other ideas. Like Megan, he's no stranger to heartache. Nevertheless, he finds himself wanting to banish the sadness from her incredible eyes. As unexpected passion flares between them, he realizes Megan's home is more than a possession – it's her foundation. He wants to make it the sanctuary she craves, as long as she'll take him along with it.

    Gaining her love poses a tough challenge. But winning her trust? Next to impossible.

    If anyone would like to read an excerpt, you can visit my website:

    Thanks again, and I look forward to the comments from other authors about their March releases.

  2. Heather Massey
    Feb 20, 2011 @ 17:27:09

    I'm excited to share that I have a novel-length erotic science fiction romance coming out with Red Sage Publishing.

    Here's the story blurb:

    In the sea of stars, an epic love story is about to begin…

    Earth is dying. Nick Venture, the last living descendant of Christopher Columbus, embarks on a dangerous mission to find a new planet and save humanity. This places him on a collision course with Raquel Donovan, the deadliest space pirate in the galaxy.

    Raquel lives for one purpose: revenge against a horrible demon from her past. When an attempt to hijack Nick's starship backfires, Raquel becomes his protector in order to avoid capture by the tyrannical Space Defense Corps. Nick and Raquel are irresistibly drawn to one another despite the forbidden nature of their attraction. But the conflicted pirate's deepest secret could tear the couple apart even as humanity's time runs out….

    Visit my author Web site at and download the first three chapters, available in your choice of PDF, mobi, and ePub formats.

    From the “Freebies” section you can also download “Heroes Are Forever,” a science fiction romance short story (heat level: sweet).

    You can also find me blogging about science fiction romance at The Galaxy Express:

    Thanks for this opportunity, ladies!

  3. Monica Burns
    Feb 20, 2011 @ 17:54:44

    Youth and beauty are a courtesan's greatest assets. At forty-one, Lady Ruth Attwood appears to have lost both, as her latest lover just abandoned her for a younger mistress. Struggling with the knowledge that she's no longer considered desirable, she's uncertain whether to be offended or flattered when a younger man makes her an unusual offer. In need of funds, she agrees. But then she does the unthinkable. She falls in love.

    Despite his reputation as a man's man, Baron Garrick Stratfield has never been with a woman. His physical impairment is such that he knows not even a whore will touch him, and he needs a mistress who's willing to be kept without sharing his bed. But passion is just a delicious kiss away because his new mistress is wreaking havoc with his senses. Worse yet, someone is not only out to ruin his reputation, but frame him for murder.

    Read the first three chapters on Monica’s website

    Available at Amazon for $8.36 Trade or $9.99 Kindle

    Critical Praise
    “I was hooked and spent the whole day reading this sizzling, sensual, engrossing tale.” -‘ Barbara Vey, Publisher's Weekly Beyond Her Book

    “I loved every passionate, captivating word of Pleasure Me. I have never anticipated a love scene with such fervor before. This book will enchant you.”
    -‘ Julianne MacLean, USA Today Bestselling author

    “Multilayered, sexually charged, innovative and emotional, Burns' novel will touch readers because she compels them to believe in the beauty and tenderness of love, and the value of every person in a relationship. Readers will crave more from her with each new book.” — RTBOOKreviews

    “I have a small number of authors I always rely on who give me a well-written, unique story. These authors are either comfort reads or ones who are willing to take a chance and write unconventional characters and storylines. Monica Burns is all of the above.”
    –Babbling About Books and More

  4. Cynthia Eden
    Feb 20, 2011 @ 17:54:46

    Thanks so much for the promotional opportunity!

    The 3rd book in my Deadly romantic suspense series from Grand Central is a March release. Here is the blurb for DEADLY LIES:

    She wants to hide the past…

    FBI Special Agent Samantha Kennedy is haunted by memories of the serial killer who abducted her. To keep the darkness at bay, she pretends to be a different, more confident woman. This Samantha doesn't fear every unknown face. So she throws caution to the wind and shares a night of unbridled passion with a handsome stranger.

    He needs to uncover the truth…

    One night isn't enough for successful entrepreneur Max Ridgeway. He wants more of the sexy, smart, mysterious woman who slipped away before dawn. When they meet again, their attraction is undeniable-‘until his stepbrother goes missing, and Max realizes that Samantha isn't who she seems. But they must trust each other to trap a ring of blood-thirsty kidnappers before the nightmares that terrorize Sam become irrevocably real.

    As a merciless criminal spins a web of…DEADLY LIES.


    Thanks, again, for the opportunity!

  5. Portia Da Costa
    Feb 20, 2011 @ 18:11:01

    Many thanks for this opportunity to promote my first release from Samhain Publishing. FAR FROM PERFECT is a sensual contemporary romance which will be published on 1st March 2011.

    Here’s the blurb:

    Enduring passion, turbulent emotions, and an engagement of convenience…

    Four years ago, Anna Felgate seduced Nick Lisitano, a family friend she'd known all her life and always had a crush on. It was only supposed to be a one night thing, and the chance to lose her virginity with an experienced older man and legendary lover… but one taste of passion with Nick branded her soul for all time.

    Four years ago, Nick Lisitano had a single night of peerless lovemaking with the one beautiful young woman he'd told himself he could never, ever have. Scarred by his parents' nightmare relationship, he'd sworn off commitment forever in favour of temporary liaisons, but he knew Anna deserved deep, enduring love.

    A far from perfect match, the two agree to forget their ecstatic night and manage to maintain a cordial distance for four long years. Until a family crisis brings the two of them together again and Nick makes a daring proposition… that they enter into a temporary façade of an engagement, to lift the spirits of his dangerously ill father. Against her better judgement, Anna goes along with him, even in spite of the perilous emotional turmoil that she knows being close to Nick again will bring.

    But with genuine feelings for each other, and a volcanic mutual attraction that's just bursting to reignite, can Nick and Anna keep to the terms their pragmatic agreement? Or will the passion of past become a present affair… and maybe more?


    You can read an excerpt of FAR FROM PERFECT at my web site:

    There are also lots of excerpt from my other titles at:

    Again, thank you for the chance to promote my book here are Dear Author.

  6. Suzanne Rock
    Feb 20, 2011 @ 21:21:30

    Thanks for the opportunity!

    Dark Obsession, a paranormal erotic romance, will be releasing from Red Sage Publishing on March 1st. This story is the second book in the Immortal Realm series, but can be read as a stand alone novel.

    Buy link (starting March 1st):

    The book trailer and excerpt can be found on my website:


    Long ago Javier chose to walk away from one person that mattered most in his life. Now that he is free to once again roam the Earth, he becomes obsessed with making up for past mistakes. His mission is to gain Catherine's vote on the Immortal Council, but when he sees her he realizes he wants much more than her support for the vampires. He wants her heart. When she disappears from the Immortal Council's halls, he tracks her down, determined to get her to remember the past -‘ and the love they once shared.

    Catherine can't let the passion she had with Javier rekindle again -‘ no matter what the cost. Much has changed since he abandoned her so long ago. With the Immortal Council fragmented and her werewolf king abducted, Catherine has little patience for Javier's empty promises. Still, Javier is persistent, and soon she sees the value in having an ancient vampire for an ally. A deal is struck: she will submit to his every carnal desire if she can gain his aid in finding her king. Unfortunately, things don't go as planned, and their erotic interludes ignite the passionate anger of Catherine's only fey ally. Can the three of them put aside their obsessions long enough to free the tortured werewolf king? They must do it soon, for a dark presence looms on the horizon that threatens the stability of the Immortal Realm – and will force Catherine to choose between her clan and her heart.


    Thanks again for giving me this chance to promote my upcoming release!

  7. Kerry Connor
    Feb 21, 2011 @ 00:56:53

    Thank you for the opportunity!

    My latest romantic thriller from Harlequin Intrigue, CIRCUMSTANTIAL MARRIAGE, will be in stores in March (and is available now on eHarlequin). Here’s the blurb:
    When someone wanted her dead, Audrey Ellison had nowhere else to turn but to reporter-turned-recluse Jason Stone. Only her uncle’s onetime protégé could discover what got him killed and why an assassin was hot on her heels. But Audrey wasn’t prepared for the darkly handsome, deeply tormented man who was to become her hero…and her husband.

    Posing as newlyweds was the best way to investigate the small Virginia town teeming with secrets and scandals. But even the best plans had pitfalls. Audrey’s feelings for her sexy pretend husband became all too real…and as dangerous as the killers closing in on them.
    There’s an excerpt on my website if anyone’s interested in reading more:

    Thanks again!

  8. Clare London
    Feb 21, 2011 @ 07:26:42

    Many thanks for this opportunity!

    “THE TOURIST”, my new paranormal m/m erotic romance is to be released at Carina Press on February 28.

    Here’s the blurb:

    “Visiting isn’t a science, at least not for me. It’s just what I do. Not that I mind, though. It’s not a bad thing, you understand, to find yourself in someone else’s body, stepping into a hot shower stark-naked and sporting a decent-sized morning wood.”

    Ace is a tourist. A spirit who spends his time “visiting” the lives of others for entertainment and sexual satisfaction. He can’t make anyone do anything they aren’t willing to do-‘but he is able to push them to their personal limits.

    He’s currently visiting Dan and his lover, Ricky-‘a couple struggling with jealousy and words left unsaid. Emboldened by Ace, Dan becomes more sexually aggressive, a pleasant surprise for Ricky.

    But when an abusive ex threatens their newfound happiness, how far will Ace want to get involved? Will his fascination with the couple’s sexual games tempt him to protect them from a very real physical danger?


    And for an excerpt (adult rated), a taster of Ace’s inimitable style, visit the Carina page here:

    Thanks again and happy reading to all :).

  9. Rebecca Zanetti
    Feb 21, 2011 @ 10:50:57

    This is fantastic! Thanks so much for the opportunity to promote my debut book FATED from Kensington Brava!

    Here’s the blurb for FATED:

    Cara Paulsen does not give up easily. A scientist and a single mother, she's used to doing whatever it takes to protect her daughter. But “Whatever it takes” has never before included a shotgun wedding to a dangerous stranger with an attitude problem…

    Sure, the mysterious Talen says that he's there to protect Cara and her daughter. He also says that he's a three-hundred-year-old vampire. Of course, the way he touches her, Cara might actually believe he's had that long to practice…

    I have excerpts on my website:

    Thanks again and everyone have a fantastic week! :)

  10. Gwen Hayes
    Feb 21, 2011 @ 11:13:19


    Thank you for this opportunity. My debut YA releases from NAL on March 1st to bookstores and ereaders everywhere. The first chapter excerpt can be be found:

    In her dreams he's irresistible-‘seductive, charming, and undoubtedly dangerous. But when he appears to her when she's awake-‘and captivates her just the same-‘she's not sure which way is up and which is down.

    Theia Alderson has always led a sheltered life, not allowed the same freedoms as the rest of the teenagers in the small California town of Serendipity Falls. But when a devastatingly handsome boy appears in the halls of her school, she feels every urge she's ever denied burning through her at the slightest glance from Haden Black. Theia knows she's seen Haden before-‘not around town, but in her dreams.

    Theia doesn't understand how she dreamed of Haden before they ever met, but every night has them joined in a haunting world of eerie fantasy. And as the Haden of both the night and the day beckons her forward one moment and pushes her away the next, the only thing Theia knows for sure is that the incredible pull she feels towards him is stronger than her fear. And as she slowly discovers what Haden truly is, Theia's not sure if she wants to resist him, even if the cost is her soul.

    “Hayes’s first YA novel seasons its Romeo and Juliet theme of separated lovers with horror and languid eroticism.” ~Publishers Weekly

    “This powerful love story will take your breath away as you are transported to the world of Serendipity Falls.” ~ Romantic Times

  11. Sayde Grace
    Feb 21, 2011 @ 11:32:17

    This is great! My first paranormal erotic romance, Untamable, will be released February 23 by Siren Publishing, and I’m thrilled to be able to share it.

    Here’s the info on it, and this book will be discounted for the first week after it’s release :)

    Waking up tattooed, mated and a werewolf would shock most people but for Siddalee Brighton it's just another day.

    Siddalee has always held a burning hunger for her best friend, werewolf Jasper Gandillion. But she never realized what belonging to the animal within him would mean until he marks her in a show of passion and dominance, awakening the werewolf inside her. Siddalee was the first of many illegal breeding experiments that the Luna Werewolf Nation Alpha, Dane Velham, created and the only one strong enough to stop the monster from torturing other women and creating more experiments.

    Link to Untamable:
    Will being the daughter of the monster who slaughtered Jasper's pack destroy the love and lust between Siddalee and Jasper, or will they emerge as the new Alphas of the Luna Werewolf Nation?

    Thanks so much, and for more about my cowboy releases you can find me at or I’m always tweeting :)

  12. Mary Wine
    Feb 21, 2011 @ 11:38:54

    Hello Everyone!

    I’ve been looking forward to March because ‘Highland Heat’ will release! It’s the follow up to ‘Highland HellCat’. I wrote the book little over a year ago, so it’s grand to be able to share it at last.

    Ruind, Betrayed and Banished….As brave as she is implulsive, Deidre Chattan’s tendency to follow her heart and not her head has finally tarnished her reputation beyond repair. But when a powerful Highlander Laird Quinton Cameron finds her, he could care less about her past…it’s her furture he’s about to change…

    From the moment Quinton sets eyes on Deidre Chattan, rational thought vanishes, for in her eyes he see a fiery spirit that matches his own and he’ll be damned if he’ll let such a wild Scottish rose wither under the weight of a nuns habit…
    With nothing to lose, Deidre and Quinton band together to protect king and crown. But what they can accomplish alone is nothing compared to what they can build with their passion from each other…

    You can find an excerpt at…cheers!

  13. Tamara Hogan
    Feb 21, 2011 @ 11:42:41

    Thanks so much for this opportunity! My debut, TASTE ME, releases March 1 from Sourcebooks Casablanca.

    CSI meets True Blood in a new urban fantasy romance series with a supernatural crimes unit…

    Winner of the Daphne du Maurier Award for Mystery and Suspense, and a 2009 Romance Writers of America Golden Heart® paranormal finalist, TASTE ME is the first book in a gritty, fast-paced, sexy urban fantasy romance series set in a world where incubi, sirens, Valkyries, vampires, werewolves and faeries live undetected alongside humankind. But in these days of burgeoning technology and surveillance, keeping their true natures under humanity’s radar is more challenging than ever. What will happen when humanity learns that not only are they not alone–but that the creatures who haunt their dreams and nightmares are…real?

    He wants her so badly he can taste it…

    Ever since their tempestuous fling years ago, incubus security guru Lukas Sebastiani has known that siren Scarlett Fontaine was meant to be his. But when you're a sex demon with an insatiable desire, relationships are…complicated.

    Her siren song brings men to their knees…

    Rock star Scarlett Fontaine desperately needs a break after a grueling tour. But with murder and mayhem surrounding her band, and Lukas guarding her body, life is going to be anything but peaceful.

    With danger everywhere, and their feelings for each other in turmoil, Scarlett and Lukas may be destroyed by deceit and mistrust if they don't find their way back into each other's arms…

    Read an excerpt at and at

    “… the female protagonist brings girl power to the genre.” — RT Book Reviews

    “Utterly stimulating…sex, drugs, and rock ‘n roll the paranormal way. Every tense moment is steamy, passionate foreplay heading toward a fiery resolution.” — Dark Divas Reviews

    “Wow! This hip, sensual tale about a supernatural rock scene sizzles with forbidden heat and danger. A full-blast start to an addictive new series!” — Carolyn Crane, author of MIND GAMES and DOUBLE CROSS

    “Debut author Tamara Hogan singes the pages with an erotic feast of sex, demons, and rock n’ roll. Don’t miss this one!” — award-winning author Michele Hauf

  14. Lydia Dare
    Feb 21, 2011 @ 12:01:27

    Thanks, DA!!

    After four Regency Werewolf books last year, I have a Regency Vampyre trilogy hitting shelves in 2011. The first IT HAPPENED ONE BITE is released March 1st…

    Rich, titled and undead, gentleman vampyre James Maitland, Lord Kettering fears himself doomed to a cold and lonely existence – trapped for decades in an abandoned castle. Then, beautiful Scottish witch Blaire Lindsay arrives, and things begin to heat up considerably.

    Feisty Blaire laughs off the local gossip surrounding her mother’s ancestral home – stories of hauntings cannot scare off this battle-born witch. But when she discovers the handsome prisoner in the bowels of the castle, Blaire has no idea that she has unleased anything more than a man who sets her heart on fire.

  15. Anitra Lynn McLeod
    Feb 21, 2011 @ 12:07:06

    It’ll take more than one man’s love to tame her wild heart.

    Bithia, newly crowned empress of Diola, indulges herself with as many men as it takes to satisfy her voracious passion. Now that it’s time to continue the family line, though, her advisors expect the unthinkable: for her to submit to one man from a sexually primitive planet.

    Drahka disobeyed his tribe’s strict sexual rules once. The shame still haunts him. He longs for a fresh start, but breaking one cardinal rule-‘a man gives, a woman takes-‘is not an option. His struggle to learn local customs is complicated by a mentor whose eyes hunger for the empress…and for him.

    Viltori is exhausted. He’s tried to teach Drakha that there are many ways to find pleasure, only to be met with anger, even violence. Touching the handsome primitive only sharpens his unbearable lust for Bithia, making him wonder if execution for failure wouldn’t be a blessing.

    When Bithia witnesses the results of Viltori’s training, she realizes only these two men can fill her empty heart, inspiring her to take command of the throne at last. Except those who’ve held the reins thus far have a sinister reason for keeping Bithia-‘and her new consorts-‘in their place.

    Warning: This erotic romance contains a lusty empress, a primitive alpha male, a dedicated acolyte with domineering tendencies, copious amounts of hot m/m and m/f/m sex, secret torments, burning desires clashing with duty, and a little bit of meddling by future gods.

  16. C.H. Admirand
    Feb 21, 2011 @ 12:52:31

    Thank you for this fabulous promo op!

    Here’s the blurb for my March 1st release from Sourcebooks – TYLER

    When Tyler Garahan said he’d do anything to save his family’s ranch, he never thought that would include taking a job as a stripper at a local ladies’ club. But the club’s fiery redheaded bookkeeper captures Tyler’s attention, and for her he’ll swallow his pride…

    You can read an excerpt @ my website or Amazon:

    Here are a few reviews:”Wow, I completely loved Tyler! What an extremely romantic book, with a super-sexy cowboy who ends up with a side job as a stripper.” Rated 5 Delightful Divas and a Recommended Read by Shelly!

    “The characters are fantastic.” 4.75/5 and Reviewer Top Pick by Terri at NOR

    “This fabulous cowboy romance left me with a huge grin on my face.” Theresa Joseph 4.5/5 TRS

    “…electrifying…” RT Book Reviews

  17. Jo Ramsey
    Feb 21, 2011 @ 15:46:25

    Thanks for this!

    My next YA urban fantasy novel, Cutting Cords (book 3 in my Reality Shift series) releases March 17 from Jupiter Gardens Press

    When Shanna Bailey’s father moves out, Shanna’s home life goes from bad to worse. At least she has Jonah Leighton to help her cope. But when her classmate Tammi Hayes is in danger of being possessed–or worse–by a dead spirit, Shanna can’t ask Jonah for help. Can she banish the spirit with her own skills and the assistance of two beings of light?

  18. Karenna Colcroft
    Feb 21, 2011 @ 15:49:33

    I appreciate this opportunity :)

    My full-length contemporary romance novel, Their Home Port, will be available from Pink Petal Books on March 3.

    Reesa Boyd’s life lately has consisted of meeting far too many Mr. Wrongs in her search for Mr. Right. After a blind date gone wrong, she’s offered a job in the office of Marine Tow, a local boating assistance towing company. When she meets Micah Ward, one of the company’s captains, the chemistry is instant. Has she finally found her Mr. Right?

  19. Saundra Mitchell
    Feb 21, 2011 @ 18:10:00

    Thank you all for the opportunity to share, and for the community. I’m so excited that my new YA novel, THE VESPERTINE, comes out on March 7th from Harcourt.

    It’s a gothic romance with hints of the paranormal, and Kirkus said in their 2/15 issue “Mitchell depicts Victorian middle-class society with real flair. Her descriptions of the girls ring vibrantly true.”

    So what’s it about?

    It’s the summer of 1889, and Amelia van den Broek is new to Baltimore and eager to take in all the pleasures the city has to offer. But her gaiety is interrupted by disturbing, dreamlike visions she has only at sunset-‘visions that offer glimpses of the future. Soon, friends and strangers alike call on Amelia to hear her prophecies.

    However, a forbidden romance with Nathaniel, an artist, threatens the new life Amelia is building in Baltimore. This enigmatic young man is keeping secrets of his own-‘still, Amelia finds herself irrepressibly drawn to him.

    When one of her darkest visions comes to pass, Amelia’s world is thrown into chaos. And those around her begin to wonder if she’s not the seer of dark portents, but the cause.


    Sarah MacLean, NYT and USA Today bestselling romance author of Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake amd Ten Ways to Be Adored When Landing a Lord says “Dark and luxurious with rich, compelling characters and a perfect blend of the mysterious and the fantastic, Saundra Mitchell’s THE VESPERTINE is Victorian gothic at its finest-‘at once evoking the lyricism of Bronte, the heart-pounding of Poe and a vivid, enticing voice that is entirely her own.”

    “Written in a passionate, inviting voice, THE VESPERTINE is a rich, historical novel of otherworldly power, forbidden romance, and questionable motives. From the very first line, readers will be swept up in Amelia’s plight to discover her own powers and find the courage to face her fears, her blossoming love, and even accusations of murder.”-‘Aprilynne Pike, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of Wings and Spells

    “I savored every word of THE VESPERTINE; I knew it was an amazing book from the first page and I was entranced until the very last. Saundra Mitchell’s descriptions are almost truer than truth-‘you feel them rather than know them.”-‘Carrie Ryan, New York Times Bestselling Author of the critically-acclaimed The Forest of Hands and Teeth and The Dead-Tossed Waves


    Find out more at !

  20. Maggie Robinson/Margaret Rowe
    Feb 22, 2011 @ 12:43:54

    Thanks so much for this feature! My second erotic historical romance from Berkley Heat, Any Wicked Thing, releases March 1.Straight from the back of the book:

    One disastrous night…

    At twenty-one, Sebastian Goddard, heir to the duke of Roxbury, desperately sought diversion from a life smothered by peerage and position. His quest led him to one night of reckless passion, resulting in betrayal by his oldest friend Frederica Wells, and the discovery of his father's darkest secret. Reeling from the devastation, he embarked on a ten-year debauch that well earned him the nickname-”Lord of Sin.”

    One delicious bargain…

    Now Sebastian has returned to find his late father's estate in ruins and Freddie more seductive than ever. He's determined to drive her from Goddard Castle to pay her back for her deception and to protect his own dark secret. But Freddie makes him an offer he can't resist…she'll be his mistress for a month if he'll consent to sell her the crumbling castle afterward.

    Everything he could desire…

    The Lord of Sin plans to shock and scandalize Freddie-‘to tease her every desire and leave her wanting. But his fiery-willed lover soon teaches him the past may not be what it seemed, the present more tempting than he could have imagined, and the future filled with more promise than he dared dream. For thirty-one nights is not nearly enough when you've been given a license to do any wicked thing…

    And yeah, Sebastian’s pretty wicked. :)

  21. Lauren Gallagher
    Feb 23, 2011 @ 05:08:02

    My second BDSM romance, Reconstructing Meredith, will be released by Carnal Passions on March 9. This is the sequel to Light Switch, but can be read as a standalone.

    “Scott, I need your help.”

    Five words from a woman he hasn't seen in five years, and Scott Moore's world is thrown off its axis. Ex-girlfriend Meredith has resurfaced with a past full of horrific abuse at the hands of a man who called himself a Dom, and she has the scars to prove it. Now she needs Scott's help to reclaim her sexuality and put the past behind her.

    Scott is more than willing to help, but he has no idea the toll it will take on him, not to mention his other polyamourous relationships. What's more, while Scott and Meredith face down her demons, their own past won't be forgotten. Neither will Scott's feelings for Meredith…

    Author’s Note: This book contains references to sexual, physical, and psychological abuse that some may find disturbing. Abuse is discussed, but not shown on-camera.

  22. Cassiel_Knight
    Feb 23, 2011 @ 09:16:58

    I'm so excited! I've been religiously reading Dear Author for over three years and watching everyone post their releases and finally, this year, I have something to share. Thanks Dear Author for continuing to do this!

    I'm nervous and excited to present to the fabulous readers of Dear Author my first release, Relic Defender: Key of Solomon, a paranormal romance with from Samhain on March 1, 2011.

    Anthropology PhD candidate Lexi Harrison never bares it all when she belly dances for a strip club crowd. She doesn't have to-‘she's that good. Every performance earns money toward her degree, and restores the sense of power that her painful childhood ripped away. Something is different about tonight. A man whose silver gaze seems to touch her skin beneath her veils. When a rowdy customer crosses the line, he comes to her rescue with the speed of a hawk-‘complete with wings.

    Mikos Tyomni has never seen anyone dance like Lexi. Trust his tormentor, Archangel Michael, to put him in close contact with the cause of his downfall: a mortal woman. Particularly this mortal woman. He has only thirty days to win her trust before Hell's deadliest demon attempts the mother of all prison breaks.

    No matter how sexy the messenger is, Lexi's career plans don't include some crazy idea that she's the last line of defense against the forces of evil. Until her university mentor's murder leaves her holding the key to Hell. And fighting a losing battle against a passion with the unholy power to bring down Heaven…

    Relic Defender: Key of Solomon is a fast-paced paranormal romance with a cast of compelling characters from a rock-turning demon with a fondness for 1920s gangsters to a charming mercenary with his own secrets. Readers looking for a story that combines romance with a taste of the past will enjoy this series.

    I'm also excited to announce I'm hosting my first Virtual Book Launch – Beginning with the release day of March 1 through March 6 at The site isn't quite finished, but check in as by the end of this week, I will have details about terrific door prizes (Samhain gift certificates, chocolate, downloads, etc.) you could win just for visiting and saying hi. Plus, I'll have some content on some of the mythology of the story. Things I couldn't use in the book, but were fun to discover and share.

    In the meantime, if you'd like to read a full Chapter One excerpt of Relic Defender: Key of Solomon, please visit You can also see information about other works-in-progress as well as another book, an action/adventure romance (Tomb Raider meets The Librarian) out on submission.

    Again, thank you Dear Author for a great website and for the chance to promote my book here!

  23. Kim Knox
    Feb 23, 2011 @ 12:23:25

    Thanks for this promo op :)

    The first book in the Planetary Bodies series, MAGNETISM, an erotic SF romance, is out today from Ellora’s Cave.

    Orlena Sol is not meant to be in her room, naked…with her superior officer.

    The crew of the CMC Theseus doesn't have sex. At least not with each other. But there's a new hunger in Dareh Andersen and he's looking at Orlena as if she's all too edible. He's ready to fulfill her fantasies, which makes no sense. He's always wanted anyone but her.

    Orlena is convinced there's more to his sudden interest. She fears his desire is simply a dream, a lie. Something other, something outside and beyond them is at work…but it's a force she doesn't want to fight.

    You can find out more and read an excerpt here:

  24. January Rowe
    Feb 23, 2011 @ 14:12:47

    Thanks, DA!

    “MANAGEMENT SKILLS”, my new erotic BDSM romance, will be released by Carina Press on March 7.

    Here's the blurb:

    When CEO Grant Edmonds meets with his new production manager, he immediately recognizes her as Silver, an exotic dancer who once mesmerized him at an exclusive fetish club. Though he was forbidden from pursuing her back then, there’s nothing standing in his way now. He’s not looking for an after-hours fling-‘he wants to own her. In every way.

    As much as Allie Fairfax tries to deny her past, and the way her body responds to Grant, she soon finds herself having mind-blowing sex with the boss. Despite her own desire to surrender to Grant’s sexual authority, she’s not willing to risk her career. After all, she’s been owned before, and it ended badly.

    It’s all or nothing for Grant. If Allie wants more of the fiercest orgasms she’s ever experienced, she must consent to his rules…

    For more information and an adult excerpt visit the Carina page:

    Thanks again!

  25. Lisa Paitz Spindler
    Feb 23, 2011 @ 15:13:58

    Thanks for this opportunity!

    My debut science fiction romance novella THE SPIRAL PATH will be released from Carina Press on March 28. It’s available for pre-order now — check my web site for links.

    Read an excerpt:

    Here's the story lowdown:

    After defecting from the Star Union eleven years ago, spaceship Captain Lara Soto is now the leader of the free Chimerans. Her only regret is the intense young officer she left behind. But when Terra's S.U.S. Interlace goes missing with her brother Rafael on board, she has to push aside the pain of her betrayal and team up with her old love once again.

    Commodore Mitch Yoshida has never stopped thinking about the woman who deserted him. He's also witnessed first-hand the Terran discrimination Lara foretold, from sequestering Chimerans on spaceships to enforcing indentured military service.

    With Rafael and the Interlace crew held prisoner by a being out of legend, will Lara and Mitch be able to resist their long-denied attraction and complete a rescue mission? To secure the Chimerans' release, they must risk traveling to a whole new dimension. . .

  26. Elaine Golden
    Feb 23, 2011 @ 15:32:20

    March brings the publication of my second romance short with Harlequin HIstorical Undone

    (Book two of the Fortney Follies series)

    Release Date: March 2011
    ISBN # 978-1-426-88877-9

    Regency London

    Julian Kenneway, Earl of Vinedale, has a secret: he is in love with innocent debutante Angelica Fortney. She's the one thing he desires more than the tenuous peace he has regained since returning from India. Yet everyone, including Julian, believes he's unsuitable for her-‘and seducing her could ruin both their lives.

    But when a rival for Angelica's affections arrives, Julian realizes he can't lose her-‘and can no longer control his passion for her….

    For more information (and an excerpt!) please visit my blog at

    Thank you DA for the chance to share my book with your readers!

  27. Theresa Meyers
    Feb 23, 2011 @ 20:53:35

    As always, DA rocks! Thanks for giving us the opportunity to share our stories in this thread.

    Looking for something fresh when it comes to the Undead?

    My first Harlequin Nocturne, THE TRUTH ABOUT VAMPIRES, hits the shelves this week as a March release, and has a new take on vampires as the first in the dark, sexy new mini series the Sons of Midnight.

    From the back of the book:
    All her life Seattle reporter Kristin Reed sought her breakout story. She never thought she'd find it in the crimson lair of a real life creature of the night. Kristin never believed vampires existed-‘until with dark brooding eyes and a decadent chocolate scent, Dmitri Dionotte called out to her….

    Dmitri and his clan's true nature was cloaked in secrecy until a warring vampire order threatened their existence. Kristin was just the woman he needed. She couldn't resist their story…or Dmitri. Her blood pulsed hot and furious when he touched her, and with his kiss, all logic fled. But each night she spent with her vampire lover brought her closer to death and destruction. A death not even an immortal could triumph over.

    For more information please visit me online at or check out where the virtual book tour will be taking me this month at

    Thanks again, DA for the chance to connect with people who love to read!

  28. Joely
    Feb 23, 2011 @ 21:00:49

    Thank you for the opportunity! LADY DOCTOR WYRE, A Jane Austen Space Opera, will be released by Samhain on March 29th.

    A dangerous technology could conquer the universe. Love could set it free.

    Charlotte, Duchess of Wyre, once held the Queen's highest confidence-‘and the technological secret that keeps the royal heart beating. Fearful of what atrocities that Britannia might commit with her research, Charlotte turned to the galaxy's most infamous assassin, Lord Sigmund Regret, to stage her own death.

    Even without the simplest of luxuries, seven years hiding in the Americus colony is preferable to one day in the Tower of Londinium. Until a bounty hunter's bullet forces her to revive her research. Now the same nanobots that keep the Queen alive also run rampant in Lord Regret's body. Making his yearly Solstice visits increasingly…intimate…and complicating her courtship with the safe and honorable Sheriff Gilead Masters.

    When the Americus colony declares independence, and her humble sheriff makes a shocking confession, Charlotte has had enough. Weary of running, tired of living without tea and silks, she fires a warning shot across Britannia's bow: cease hunting Lady Wyre, or lose the technological power the crown holds so dear.

    Her next task isn't so simple. Somehow she must keep the two men she loves alive-‘and prevent them from killing each other.

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

    Reviews and an excerpt can be found on my website.

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  30. Taryn Kincaid
    Feb 23, 2011 @ 21:31:36

    My Regency romance HEALING HEARTS debuts with Carina Press February 28!

    Hope you’ll join me at the Carina Press blog on March 1 to chat about what you love in a hero.

    Blurb for HEALING HEARTS:

    As a girl, Emma Whiteside asked Adam Caldwell, Viscount Riverton, to wait for her to be of marriageable age. Now, twelve years later, Emma hates Adam as much as she once loved him, holding the former army major responsible for the death of her brother on the battlefield.

    Adam already blames himself for the loss of the men under his command. But the fiery young woman Emma’s become sparks his arousal, as well as emotions Adam thought long dead. The passion between them makes him want to reclaim the man he was before the war.

    Though she tries to hold on to her hatred, Emma’s longing for Adam is undeniable, especially after the two share a smoldering kiss. Still, Adam is certain no woman would want a man so damaged. Can Emma prove him wrong?

    Read an excerpt at!

    Or visit me at my blog for excerpts and reviews.

    Taryn Kincaid

  31. Liia Ann White
    Feb 23, 2011 @ 22:58:32

    My debut novel, paranormal romance, Elora’s Match releases on March 5th with Silver Publishing.
    Here’s the blurb…
    Elora’s parents mysteriously disappeared when she was fifteen. She vowed to find answers — discover what really happened to them. But after twenty-five years of travelling the world she has come up empty handed. Feeling tired and lonely, she settles down in the city her best friend, Caleb, calls home. To lead a regular human existence for a while; like he does.

    One problem; they’re not human. They’re Different — a rare supernatural race known for their beauty, strength and supernatural abilities.

    Elora is led to a man by a series of visions. Cue Kadin; powerful, sexy and also Different. He is her match – her soul-mate. Her life has never felt so complete.

    But it’s not all good news. Elora must now deal with a rogue demon Elder hell-bent on taking over Lucifer’s reign over Hell. To succeed she needs to steal Elora’s power. When she’s facing the fight of her life, can Elora really trust Kadin?

    This is such a great website, thanks for letting us all promote our releases! :-)
    Liia x

  32. Natalie J. Damschroder
    Feb 24, 2011 @ 07:15:08

    Some fantastic books coming out this month! My to-buy list has become much weightier. :)

    Fight or Flight releases March 28 from Carina Press.

    Eighteen years ago, a group of men killed Regan Miller's boyfriend and tried to kidnap her daughter, Kelsey. Since then they’ve lived in hiding, always vigilant and never getting close to anyone.

    When Kelsey goes away to college, Regan finally begins to relax. She even starts to think she can have a real relationship, perhaps with her flirtatious neighbor, Tyler Sloane. Then Regan is attacked again.

    Desperate to get to her daughter, Regan accepts Tyler's help-‘despite her suspicions about him. She knows nothing about Tyler but he knows a shocking amount about her past. Tyler can't tell her what he knows or who he works for, but he insists she can't face her enemies without him. Tired of living in fear, Regan is ready to take the offensive, with Tyler by her side. But is she relying too much on a man she can't trust-‘and falling for him, too? to the Carina Press preorder page.

  33. Nicole North
    Feb 24, 2011 @ 13:13:27

    Thanks so much for this promo opportunity! I’m excited about my March release, my first from Carina Press. Laird of Darkness is a paranormal historical erotic romance novella set in Scotland.

    Laird of Darkness: Half-Fae Laird Duncan MacDougall is cursed. His nights are haunted by Otherworld creatures sent to kill him. The only way to stop them is to possess the magic bow currently in the hands of his enemy half-brother, Kinnon MacClaren. In desperation, Duncan plans to take MacClaren’s bride-to-be hostage and exchange her for the bow.

    Lady Alana Forbes has never met her intended, but she hopes he is handsome-and a good lover, for Alana is no innocent virgin. On her way to Castle Claren, Alana and her escorts are intercepted, and she is kidnapped by a man with extraordinary abilities-and every attribute she longs for in a mate.

    Duncan didn’t expect the woman he thought of as a mere pawn would be so beautiful, and so arousing. Alana is drawn to him as well-but Duncan still needs the bow, and Alana is betrothed to another. How far will Alana go to save the life of the man she’s come to love?

    Laird of Darkness is available for preorder from the Carina Press site and from Amazon. An excerpt is available at the Carina Press site under historical and paranormal romance or here is a direct link to the book:

    My website is:

  34. Seleste deLaney
    Feb 25, 2011 @ 11:16:40

    Thank you so much for this opportunity. My steampunk/alt-history romance, Badlands, releases February 28 from Carina Press.

    After a brutal Civil War, America is a land divided. As commander of her nation’s border guards, Ever is a warrior sworn to protect her country and her queen. When an airship attacks and kills the monarch, Ever must infiltrate enemy territory to bring home the heir to the throne, and the dirigible Dark Hawk is her fastest way to the Union.

    Captain Spencer Pierce just wants to pay off the debt he owes on the Dark Hawk and make a life for himself trading across the border. When the queen’s assassination puts the shipping routes at risk, he finds himself Ever’s reluctant ally.

    As they fly into danger, Ever and Spencer must battle not only the enemy but also their growing attraction. She refuses to place her heart before duty, and he has always put the needs of his ship and crew above his own desires. Once the princess is rescued, perhaps they can find love in the Badlands-‘ if death doesn’t find them first…

    Badlands is available for pre-order on the Carina Press website (

    My website is

    Thanks again!

  35. Shoshanna Evers
    Feb 25, 2011 @ 15:51:40

    Wow, these books coming out sound awesome! My TBR list grows… :)

    Ellora’s Cave is releasing my new BDSM erotic romance Hollywood Spank on March 9th.

    Here’s the blurb:

    When the studio heads for Mark Cannon's new action movie discover that their leading man likes to spank his personal assistants, they insist Mark hire a professional submissive who won't run to the tabloids with his kinky secret.

    Andrea Landley may be a wonderful assistant, but she lied through her teeth about being a BDSM pro to get the job-‘and now her real career as an undercover tabloid reporter has gotten very interesting.

    Andrea is willing to do whatever it takes to get the dirt for her scathing exposé-‘even if it means learning how to take a spanking from a movie star. She doesn't realize until it's too late that Mark Cannon has a lot more in store for her than just a simple spanking.

    To read an adult’s only excerpt of Hollywood Spank, click here:

    Here’s the Hollywood Spank buy link for more info and the book cover!

  36. MJ Fredrick
    Feb 25, 2011 @ 16:55:44

    My contemporary friends-to-lovers romance is coming March 14 from Carina Press.

    Here’s the blurb:

    Briefly captivated by the idea of romance and pretty, shiny weddings, Willow Hawkins agreed to meet her potential boyfriend’s family and quickly realized she’d made a mistake. Stranded in small-town Nowhere, Willow calls her best friend, Cameron Trask, for an escape.

    Even though he’ll miss an important job interview, Cam comes to her rescue. When Willow starts to see Cam with new eyes, she wonders how she’s never made the connection from best friend to best lover. Willow has one chance to help the man she loves-‘join him on a cross-country road trip to get to the interview on time. On the way they’ll face a jealous puppy, an unreliable automobile and weather that threatens to trap them alone…together.

    The biggest roadblock she’ll come up against? If Cam gets his dream job, Willow may lose him for good.

    Preorder here:

    I’m having a fun contest with my friend Natalie Damschroder starting this Sunday, here:

  37. Julie Particka
    Feb 26, 2011 @ 10:09:58

    Thank you, Jayne (and everyone at Dear Author), for letting us do this!

    Pretty Souls (Paranormal Response Team #1), my young adult urban fantasy with romantic elements releases digitally from Decadent Publishing on March 11. The print version showed up on Amazon early, so it is out now.

    Here’s the blurb:

    Elle hasn't been afraid of the things that go bump in the night since she became a werewolf. She’d happily give up her inner monster to get her family back though. Hell, she’d give up the beast for nothing. Of course her foster sister doesn’t get it. After all, she doesn’t battle with her own darker half, but vampire blood can do that to a person.

    Their nightly patrols have become more habit than necessity-‘until a demon spawn comes to town, ripping souls from strangers, enemies, and friends alike. When it threatens her foster mom, Elle’s peaceful life is shattered, but she’s not going to give up without a fight. Fighting the beast for control at the same time is more than she can handle though. Armed with more attitude than experience, Elle and her sister have to track down the demon spawn before it collects enough souls to fulfill its birthright and open a doorway to hell.

    For the first time in years, Elle is scared. She’s willing to lose herself in the beast if that’s what it takes, but saving the world could cost her soul.

    The print version can be ordered here:

    Readers can also visit me at my website

    Thanks again!

  38. Anna Hackett
    Mar 01, 2011 @ 16:07:37

    Thanks so much for the promo opportunity.

    My latest paranormal short story from Harlequin Nocturne Bites, ONE NIGHT WITH THE WOLF, is available for download from March 1st. Here's the blurb:
    Werewolf Jade Thorne needs a man-‘a young, virile man to give her love and pleasure. As a rare female alpha, she must keep her pack safe by pledging herself in marriage to an aging leader from a rival pack. Until then, she wants to experience the raging passion of a wolf in his prime. She even has an ideal lover at hand: her Second, Christian Tallant.

    But Christian is a wolf who will demand to dominate her body, mind and soul. Now Jade must decide if she can afford to submit to his desire-‘and if one night with the wolf will really be enough….
    For more info, visit my website:


  39. Linda Mooney
    Mar 15, 2011 @ 11:33:06

    I wanted to wait for my book to be released before announcing it.

    An erotic paranormal romance
    by Linda Mooney
    Now Available from Whiskey Creek Press Torrid

    If you were murdered by a stranger, wouldn't you want the chance to be able to come back and find out who killed you? And why?

    J was born blind, but she could “see” things. Her gift has always helped the police find such things as missing persons, serial killers… a ghost or two.

    Detective Kiel Stark has worked homicide for eight years, but he has never met this mysterious Seer his fellow officers claim could almost perform miracles. Not until a gruesome triple homicide has his superiors calling in the reserved woman to help with the case.

    Now Stark is faced with a double threat. Not only is he finding himself dangerously attracted to the mysterious beauty, but she could very well discover his own carefully guarded secret-‘a secret that could bring an end to his career, his way of life, and any future he had hoped to have.

    Warning! Contains disturbing images, the living dead, revenge gone wrong, drug deals gone bad, and two people facing an impossible love without any chance for a future.

    (For an excerpt, please visit the publisher’s site, or my website )

    Thank you!

  40. Sable Jordan
    Mar 18, 2011 @ 01:23:14

    Thank you so much for this opportunity, Dear Author! My first book is out 3/18 and as a newbie exposure like this is appreciated.

    by Sable Jordan
    Stories so Whet, you’ll want to Lick My Ink!

    Available now from eXcessica Publishing!!

    >> Read the first 5 chapters for FREE: <<

    Here's a blurb:

    It started with a favor.

    Aspiring model Charlene Roberts is running late for an audition, so she begs her reliable sister to stand in for her at the casting for the wildly popular reality show Free Money. Of course Charlotte, a.k.a. Charlie, can't say no. She could never say no to Charlene, whose agent believes a television appearance will boost her modeling career. Free Money is much like all contemporary dating shows: twenty hot women living in a mansion doing everything they can to catch the eye of one filthy-rich bachelor.

    And that bachelor is the media's favorite bad boy, the insanely sexy Jake Logan. This thirty-something hotelier and nightclub tycoon only wants one thing – to get his parents to stop meddling in his love life. What better way than to be trapped in a house with gorgeous women for two months, right? He's already done the relationship thing, and has no intentions of doing it again. That is, until he meets Charlie…who he thinks is a model named Charlene.

    Knowing how important this opportunity is for her sister's career, Charlie finds herself trying to deny her feelings for Jake, since she knows at some point she'll have to walk away from what could possibly be the love of her life.

    Told in both first- and third-person points of view, Different Shades Of Gray is a delightfully modern twist on the classic switcheroo with moments of light-hearted comedy, severe sarcasm, and intense passion. It examines the contemporary state of dating shows and asks the question, does anyone truly fall in love on reality-TV?

    Want more Sable? Visit my website:

    Thanks for licking my ink!

  41. Cassandra Carr
    Mar 27, 2011 @ 13:13:25

    Thanks for giving me this opportunity! My first novel, Talk to Me, was released by Loose Id on March 22nd.

    by Cassandra Carr
    Genre: Contemporary erotic romance
    Available now from Loose Id at

    Radio producer Jamie MacMahon is in over her head with ex-hockey player-turned host Drew Milan. She's attracted to the man who earned the nickname “the Beast” during his playing days from the moment they meet, but he's her boss and she loves her new job. She's made plenty of mistakes with men and loathes the thought of being yet another plaything for Drew, a man who sleeps with women but doesn't date them.

    Drew doesn't want to lose a great producer and knows Jamie deserves a real relationship, but can't stay away from the sizzling chemistry they create every time they're together. Jamie's insecurities and the very real prospect of having to leave a great job if this thing doesn't work out, coupled with Drew's fears about opening his heart and the possibility of losing his first competent producer clash.

    To read an excerpt visit Loose Id’s website or see my website at

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