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Open Thread for Authors (Author Promo) for March 2012

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.

28 Comments

  1. Jennifer Estep
    Feb 26, 2012 @ 13:44:22

    BY A THREAD, the sixth book in my Elemental Assassin urban fantasy series, will be released on Feb. 28. The series focuses on Gin Blanco, an assassin codenamed the Spider who can control the elements of Ice and Stone.

    Here’s the book description. Please note that it does contain a few spoilers for the story in BY A THREAD, as well as previous books in the series. So if you don’t want to be spoiled, you may want to skip reading the description:

    When killing people is your job, there’s no such thing as a vacation.

    Then again, how often does an assassin live long enough to enjoy her retirement? In this line of work, you either get lucky or you get dead. And since I destroyed my nemesis Mab Monroe a few weeks ago, all of Ashland’s lowlifes are gunning to make a name for themselves by taking out the lethal Spider — me, Gin Blanco. So I’m leaving behind my beloved barbecue joint and heading south with my baby sister, Bria, to cool my heels in a swanky beach town. Call it a weekend of fun in the sun. But when a powerful vampire with deadly elemental magic threatens an old friend of Bria’s, it looks like I’ll have to dig my silverstone knives out of my suitcase after all. Complicating matters further is the reappearance of Detective Donovan Caine, my old lover. But Donovan is the least of my problems. Because this time, the danger is hot on my trail, and not even my elemental Ice and Stone magic may be enough to save me from getting buried in the sand — permanently.

    Read an excerpt of BY A THREAD at http://www.jenniferestep.com/by-a-thread/

    Thanks for the opportunity to post. Happy reading, everyone!

  2. Shiloh Walker
    Feb 26, 2012 @ 14:08:09

    thanks, Dear Author…

    IF YOU KNOW HER, the third and final book in my RS trilogy, the Ash series, releases this Tuesday. Please be aware, these books are pretty tightly connected and work best when read in order. They are also part of the 4 for 3 promo at Amazon.

    Set in small town Kentucky, the series wraps up with IF YOU KNOW HER…

    A SHADOW IN THE WINDOW

    Nia Hollister doesn’t scare easily. Come hell or high water, she intends to find her cousin’s killer. She returns to Ash, Kentucky, for answers. What she doesn’t expect is to ache with desire every time she sees Law Reilly. If any man can help her escape the nightmares for a while, it’s him. But can she allow herself to take comfort in those strong arms when a murderer still roams free?

    Unknown to Nia, as she quietly slips into Law Reilly’s home, is that she’s being watched—by someone who is waiting for an opportunity to strike.

    Timing is everything, though he can’t wait forever. If she’s not frightened, she soon will be. Nia has made a vow to find her cousin’s killer. She should be careful what she wishes for.

    Read more

  3. Kate Sherwood
    Feb 26, 2012 @ 15:24:19

    I have a leap year baby! BEYOND CHEMISTRY is a light-hearted m/m novella about a loveable cad trying to escape true love and the geeky advertising writer who provides a challenge to the cad’s goals. It’s due out February 29. I was trying to capture some of the banter and fun of the old-school romantic comedies (Cary Grant trying to resist Jimmy Stewart’s charms!) but with an updated edge. I’m really pleased with the results.

    Jack first stumbles across Noah when Noah is part of a presentation to the firm Jack helms:

    “Hey. I know you, right? You went to Cartwright.” Jack searched through his memory; high school hadn’t been a good time for him, but he didn’t think he had any negative associations with this guy. “Noah, right? Noah… Noah Mercier!”

    “Uh, yeah, hi.” Noah didn’t look too interested in reliving old times. “It’s good to see you, Jack.” He shuffled a little, looking almost comically awkward.

    Jack wondered what the hell the guy was doing as part of a presentation team; if he was the best the agency had, Jack was not at all interested in doing business with them. Still, he was kind of cute. Actually, Noah was hot, in a shy, nerdy sort of way. Jack could remember having noticed him in high school, and he’d grown up pretty nicely. Tragic fashion sense, but tall and lean, with an appealing if somewhat unremarkable face.

    Usually, once he’d found his victim, Jack would pepper the person with questions, trying to rattle the cage a little and watch the reactions. But he didn’t really feel like doing that to Noah. “Do you want to get a drink?” Jack hadn’t actually known he was going to ask that. The vast majority of his business decisions were the result of painstaking planning and rigorously following strategies that had taken months to develop. But every now and then, he liked to wing it. Apparently this was one of those times. “I think I’ve heard enough from your team, and you guys are the last presenters of the day. So if you have time, we could get a drink, catch up.”

    Noah looked like Jack had suggested that they slit their throats together, but the man who’d been running the presentation spoke up. “That sounds excellent. We’d love to continue this in a more casual—”

    “I don’t think you’d be all that interested in getting caught up on gossip from Cartwright High,” Jack interrupted. He wasn’t all that interested in getting caught up on gossip, either, but that wasn’t the point. “If I have any questions about your firm, I’ll definitely give you a call. But I think Noah and I can handle the drinking on our own.” He stood up and let his height work the way it always did. It was hard enough to contradict the owner and CEO of an international corporation, but practically impossible when the owner was six foot two and built like Tarzan. Jack worked out as a stress reliever, but he couldn’t deny that the muscles had other benefits, as well. “Noah, you good to go?”

    Noah looked like he was trying hard to keep from throwing up. “I, uh—I just came to help run the computer. I don’t really know about the campaign as a whole….” He trailed off and looked desperately toward the group’s spokesman.

    Does Noah manage to survive drinks? What else is in store for him? And how will everything get more complicated when his glamorous movie-star sister returns to town? Find out on Leap Day! Buy from the publisher, http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=2793 or find reviews and more information at my website, http://www.katesherwoodbooks.com/ . Happy Reading!

  4. Juliana Stone
    Feb 26, 2012 @ 15:39:30

    Thanks for the opportunity to share! The first book in my new series for Avon, WRONG SIDE OF HELL releases March 6th! It’s an Impulse title and ebook only until March 27th when the print edition is available! The first full length book, Wicked Road to Hell follows in May!

    Here’s the blurb:

    With battle lines drawn and evil forces gathering in the shadows, the League of Guardians is all that stands between chaos and the human realm…

    Logan Winters, an elite hellhound shifter, wants to forget his allegiance to the League and the pain he’s suffered because of it. But when he’s ordered to retrieve Kira Dove from purgatory and bring her back to life, he can’t refuse. Not only will her death affect the balance between the realms, she’s also linked to a past he can’t forget.

    Kira Dove, a young woman murdered before her time, wanders the gray realm, alone and vulnerable. The one bright spot in her life is the memory of a mysterious protector who saved her once before. As she makes her way through this terrifying place, she can’t help but wonder…will he come for her again?

    As Logan races to save her, he knows he faces a nearly impossible task: How can a hellhound survive in the one place he shouldn’t ever be? The wrong side of hell…

    You can read the first chapter http://julianastone.com/books/shades-of-gray/
    As well as a new excerpt posted on my blog! http://julianastone.com/2012/02/25/wrong-side-of-hell-new-excerpt/

    Thanks! Juliana

  5. Edward
    Feb 26, 2012 @ 15:42:33

    @Jennifer Estep: Looking forward to it! Just TWO more days!

  6. Stephanie Queen
    Feb 26, 2012 @ 16:05:59

    Dear Author,
    Thank you for the opportunity to address your readers!
    I wonder what you, dear readers, think about Sports Stars as romance heros?
    It used to be that publishers and editors frowned on professional athlete heros. Let me know what you think.
    In PLAYING THE GAME, released this past week, Barry Dennis, the “Priest of Basketball”, is so elevated on his superstar pedestal that any misstep seems fatal. He’s not allowed to be human. Roxanne, an irresistible down-on-her-luck socialite is accused of murdering her wealthy husband, but she compels Barry to give his attention to more than a ball. That is, until her tarnished reputation drags him from the top with a crash that could destroy them all. Find it here: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007BUD1VC/ref=rdr_kindle_ext_tmb

  7. Jessa Slade
    Feb 26, 2012 @ 16:09:52

    A nerd hero out of his depth…
    A waif heroine out of her mind…
    A demon-riddled city running out of time…
    An urban fantasy romance author running out of tropes…

    You can read the first chapter of the latest Marked Souls novel, DARKNESS UNDONE, at:
    http://tinyurl.com/darkness-undone

    Thank you, DA, for giving us a place to share our words!

    P.S. If you want a signed copy, I’ll be in NYC on my release day, Tuesday March 6 — how cool is that?! — stocksigning every freakin’ DARKNESS UNDONE in all of Manhattan.

  8. Jane
    Feb 26, 2012 @ 16:11:45

    @Edward Man I need to read this series. So many people enjoy it.

  9. Jeannie Lin
    Feb 26, 2012 @ 16:32:38

    Somehow I posted in a similar test thread…reposting here

    For all the geeks out there: Did you know that the quintessential Chinese romance hero isn’t a duke or a warrior? He’s a scholar. :)

    My March 1 release from Harlequin Historical Undone plays on the classic romantic match-up of a scholar and a song girl. CAPTURING THE SILKEN THIEF is an ebook novella that takes place in 9th century China.

    Blurb:
    Tang Dynasty China, 823 A.D.

    Musician Jia needs a valuable book of poems by a famous courtesan to buy her freedom…and she believes Luo Cheng has taken it. Her attempt to steal the book from him fails, but the tall and powerful scholar unexpectedly offers to help her quest! But when they finally find the book—and the arousing poems and artwork inside—Jia’s longing for freedom is replaced with a new kind of desire for Cheng….

    I have more information and an excerpt on my website:
    http://www.jeannielin.com/index.php/capturing-the-silken-thief/

  10. Jennifer Estep
    Feb 26, 2012 @ 16:53:43

    @Edward: Thanks! I appreciate that, and I hope you enjoy the book.

    @Jane: There are several free short stories on the Excerpts page of my website if you’d like to get a feel for the series: http://www.jenniferestep.com/excerpts-short-stories/

  11. Karen Erickson
    Feb 26, 2012 @ 18:22:44

    **Thank you, Dear Author!**

    WORTH THE SCANDAL, the first book in my new Worth It series, will be available March 20th from Samhain Publishing. (Print version will be available Feb, 2013)

    Blurbage:

    Strictly business? Try telling that to her heart…

    Alexander Worth, President and CEO of Worth Luxury Goods, is a man never to be crossed. His unwavering sense of responsibility to the family business requires him to always be in complete and utter control. Until it comes to Tessa Crawford.

    She’s quietly professional, shy, voluptuous…and she works for him. Which means she is the one woman he must never touch, no matter how hard his gut twists with need for her.

    After rising above her disadvantaged childhood, Tessa knows the last thing she should do is risk throwing it all away by falling into bed with her sexy boss. But on an extended European business trip, all self-imposed barriers burn away in the heat of their sizzling chemistry.

    Once back home, though, whispers of corporate espionage turn into full-blown scandal—and Tessa finds out the hard way where Alex’s loyalties lie. Determined to soldier on, she picks herself up and carries on with a secret, yet welcomed burden. Never guessing that Alex will make a reappearance in her life, ready to show her once and for all that family does, indeed, come first.

    Product Warnings:

    Contains a sweet-yet-strong woman, and a bossy alpha male brought to his knees by the woman he desperately loves. Involves enough begging and groveling that the reader may be tempted to “accidentally” leave it for her significant other to “find”. For instructional purposes only, of course!

    Pre-order information, as well as an excerpt, is available on my website:

    http://karenwritesromance.com/books/worth-the-scandal/

    The second book, WORTH THE RISK will be available July 10th. WORTH THE CHALLENGE, the third book, is out October 2nd.

  12. April
    Feb 26, 2012 @ 19:09:39

    @Kate Sherwood: Aw, that sounds really cute. I’ll have to check More Than Chemistry out ASAP.

    And thanks for the link to your site because your May release, The Shift, sounds awesome too!

  13. Kate Sherwood
    Feb 26, 2012 @ 19:15:01

    @April: I’m really excited for The Shift – my first Samhain release, PLUS my first story with a supernatural element. Lots of fun!

    Thanks for the interest, and I hope you enjoy them both. They’re just novellas, but I tried to pack a lot into each of them.

  14. Gillian Archer
    Feb 26, 2012 @ 20:22:43

    Thanks Jayne!

    On March 12th my erotic BDSM novella from Carina Press releases and there’s not a club scene in sight!

    WICKED WEEKEND
    Why did Lauren Vaughn introduce her sister to the man she herself was crazy about? Now Lauren is watching the happy couple at their combined bachelor/bachelorette party—while Lauren sits all alone at the bar. Until she spots a hot stranger with the telltale black handkerchief in his pocket: the signal for “seeks no-strings affair with sexy submissive.”
    Lauren can’t take her eyes off him. So when he comes over, she kicks her inner good girl to the curb and follows Jamie Forman to his room, where he makes her scream with pleasure all night long.

    But Jamie is a complicated man. He can’t handle how desperately he wants her in his bed—and his life. It’s up to Lauren to teach him how to make all night last forever.

    For more info check out my website: http://www.gillianarcher.com/books/WickedWeekend.html

  15. Jordan
    Feb 27, 2012 @ 05:37:49

    Hi Jayne. Thanks for opening up this thread. My debut novel, Perpetual Light, a paranormal romance released on Kindle on Friday, February 23rd. Yay! I’m including the back cover blurb here. I had a trailer made, which I’d never heard of doing until about a year ago and I’m actually giddy every time I watch it! My Blog Tour runs through March 26th and includes cool prizes. Feel free to pop by the website to see the trailer or review the blog tour schedule. http://www.jordankrose.com

    Perpetual Light

    Fate is cruel. Especially when the one you’ve sworn to love for all eternity, the very soul who changed your destiny is the last person you should trust.

    After more than three hundred years of running, Lucia Dicomano must make a choice.

    Forced to take her place as a Pharo of Redemption, the divine slayer needs to master her forgotten powers. Lucia turns to Vittorio, the one vampire she’s failed to deliver from eternal damnation. But overcoming smoldering remnants of love, lust and anger aren’t their only obstacles.

    Samuel, who may know Lucia better than she knows herself, hunts her with a fervor stoked by a thousand years of vengeful hatred. His plan—capture and enslave the weakened Pharo then take control of her elusive power.

    Can Lucia trust Vittorio long enough to reclaim her powers? Or will she have no choice but to kill him and battle Samuel alone?

  16. Kate R
    Feb 27, 2012 @ 06:32:42

    I have a Summer Devon release March 8 with EC. It’s a Regency-set romance with a hero from the future.
    http://www.jasminejade.com/p-9875-her-outlandish-stranger.aspx

    Blush sensuality level: This is a sensual romance (may have explicit love scenes, but not erotic in frequency or type).

    In 2310, Jazz White is one of few surviving soldiers of a hated regime. Now “reprogrammed”, stripped of many of his memories and killing skills, Jazz is an outcast until he’s summoned by the government’s elite time-travel agency and told he must journey to the 1800s. His mission—to protect Eliza Wickham, an English woman trapped in war-torn Spain. Once he arrives in the dreadful place, it becomes clear he’s been tricked. He must father her child, who will prove important to the future of civilization.

    Guilt-ridden by his deception, Jazz must keep Eliza safe while he escorts her to England, all the while fighting his attraction to her innocent eroticism. But an agent from his time has other plans, and does his best to sabotage Jazz’s efforts. As the connection between him and Eliza grows, the agent could be the least of Jazz’s worries. His biggest fear: what will happen once Eliza learns the truth.

  17. Marguerite Kaye
    Feb 27, 2012 @ 08:33:07

    I have two books out on 1st March.

    THE RAKE AND THE HEIRESS (Harlequin Historical) is an old-skool style Regency, published for first time in North America though it’s one of my earlier books, originally released in the UK a couple of years ago. It has a lost inheritance, a bit of fisticuffs, a few highwaymen and a sword fight, and in between lots of hot stuff between my French heroine and English hero.

    BEHIND THE COURTESAN’S MASK (Harlequin Historical Undone) is a sexy short. Constance was separated from her notorious courtesan twin, La Perla, at birth. Wanting to come to terms with her (now dead) sister’s lifestyle she is mistaken for her, and acts the part. I know, no deep plot and dark conflict, but this is a fun, very sexy read which I thoroughly enjoyed writing and researching.

    Excerpts from both and blurbs on my website. http://www.margueritekaye.com

  18. Joan Swan
    Feb 27, 2012 @ 13:37:48

    ~Thank you Dear Author~

    FEVER is my debut romantic suspense with paranormal elements.

    A man with an unnatural gift is wrongly convicted of murder and imprisoned for life. He escapes by kidnapping and innocent woman, plans on trading her for the one person he wants most, and fleeing the country.

    Only she turns out not to be who he expected. And while trust and attraction grow between them, the police close in. But the police aren’t the only ones looking for him. Black ops, who put him in prison to begin with, have discovered he’s escaped and if they reach him before the cops do, they’ll silence him permanently. And they won’t be leaving any witnesses.

    Official blurb and Chapter One available on my website: http://joanswan.com/books/fever/

    39 Goodreads rating 4.54 star average.

    Check out my release celebration vacation giveaways too! http://joanswan.com/giveaways/fever-release-vacations/

  19. Jodie Griffin
    Feb 27, 2012 @ 20:34:35

    What a great opportunity…thank you! Like Jeannie, I posted in a test thread somehow! Reposting here…

    FORBIDDEN FANTASIES, my debut published work, comes out March 5th from Carina Press.

    What’s in the story?
    Wild sex between a married couple, a chocolate bunny with almost no ears, inconveniently sick kids, a clawfoot tub, a unique B&B, and two people who really, really, REALLY love each other.

    The official blurb:
    After fifteen years of marriage, Jessica Meyers’s sex life is, well, a little predictable. Her handsome husband turns her on, but missionary style once or twice a week? It just can’t compare to the hot new world she discovers in the pages of erotic romances. Her fantasies fuel the fire of her desire, adding a new spark to her and Alex’s lovemaking. But Jess is afraid to tell her husband what she really wants in bed—and her secrets start coming between them.

    State trooper Alex Meyers is a master at uncovering the truth—except when it comes to his sweet, shy wife. She’s clearly keeping something from him. An affair? She wants out? When he finally confronts Jess, he’s shocked to learn she wants to turn her forbidden fantasies into nightly realities. But when he takes her to a unique B and B—Bondage and Breakfast—catering to couples and multiples, Alex is about to find out just how far he’ll go.

    The story is a 27,000 word erotic romance. It’s currently available for pre-order on Amazon and B&N, and was also selected to be an Audible book (date forthcoming).

    Thanks for opening this up to March authors, and happy reading!

  20. Erastes
    Feb 28, 2012 @ 09:06:50

    Thanks, Dear Author!

    My first paranormal romance “A Brush with Darkness” is to be released by Carina Press on March 20 2012. Set in 19th Century Florence, it tells the story of Michel di Posco, a talented but trammeled artist, being held almost hostage by an ambitious and venal patron.

    One day he is told that he has a commission, a portrait of one of the Guidellica family, one of the most influential and the most mysterious families in Florence. When Michel meets his subject he finds him the most beautiful man he’s ever seen–and reflects on the irony that such beauty should be able to rob a man of one’s sight.

    As the portrait progresses, the two men realise that there’s more than just attraction between them, there’s something timeless, something primal–and they will both risk all to keep it. Add to that a series of gruesome murders throughout the city, glittering ballrooms and the dank ancient streets of Florence, and you might come to be as obsessed with Michel’s subject as Michel himself.

    Available at Carina in March:
    http://tinyurl.com/7gnrgva

    Erastes
    http://www.erastes.com

  21. Tina Donahue
    Feb 28, 2012 @ 12:04:09

    The Yearning, my best selling erotic paranormal from Samhain, is out in print March 6. Yay!!

    Here’s the 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.

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

  22. Simone St. james
    Feb 28, 2012 @ 19:23:01

    My 1920′s Gothic releases from NAL on March 6.

    It’s my debut (yay!) titled The Haunting of Maddy Clare. In 1920′s England, a young woman working for a temporary agency is assigned to be assistant to a ghost hunter. It’s a historical, gothic, mystery, ghost story – with, of course, a romance…

    Thanks, Dear Author! Very exciting to finally be able to post here.
    Simone St. James
    http://www.simonestjames.com

  23. Jodi Redford
    Feb 28, 2012 @ 21:05:43

    Thanks for the opportunity to post our new releases, Dear Author!

    Getting Familiar With Your Demon, the newest installment in the That Old Black Magic series released today. For more info and an excerpt, you can visit Samhain Publishing. And all this week you can get GFWYD for 30% off!

    The blurb:

    He should push her away…but he’d rather have his wicked way with her.

    That Old Black Magic, Book 4

    After too many years learning death from the inside out as the familiar of a voodoo queen, soul collector Samael Gorasola betrayed his boss, which landed him on demon death row.

    He should have known not even his punishment would come easy, but the deal he’s offered to escape his fate stinks. Become the indentured servant to his despised enemy? No thanks, he’d rather be six feet under. With that in mind, he picks a deadly fight with two demon hunters, only to be rescued by one misguided, deliciously innocent white witch.

    Marabella hasn’t a clue what possessed her to help Sam, particularly since he’s not the least bit grateful. She blames it on her overwhelming attraction to the dark, dangerous demon, and her exasperating quest to rid herself of the stubborn curse that guards her virginity. If the guild finds out, though, she can kiss her white-witch status goodbye.

    A kiss is exactly what she gets, followed by a consuming hunger that breaks down all heavenly and earthly barriers…and leaves Sam saddled with the one thing he never wanted, a conscience, and a connection to Marabella that puts her soul on the line.

    Warning: This book contains torturous use of disco music, one sinfully sexy demon who revels in being bad, a virgin witch whose innocence runs more than skin deep, and plenty of wicked, forbidden sex with explosive side effects—literally.

  24. Sirius
    Feb 29, 2012 @ 15:39:54

    @Erastes: Is there a place I can find spoilers for the ending? Whether it ends happily or not? :) Thanks, that is pretty much a deal breaker for me, if I am otherwise interested (and I am).

  25. Linda Mooney
    Mar 02, 2012 @ 18:43:13

    Thank you for this opportunity, DA!
    *
    SECRET IDENTITY
    (Book 1 of the “Identity” Series)
    by Linda Mooney
    An erotic urban fantasy novel from Whiskey Creek Press Torrid
    Also available at Amazon and All Romance eBooks
    http://tinyurl.com/7ktwl5g
    http://tinyurl.com/6plgk55
    *
    Brenda McKay has no man in her life, and she really doesn’t have time for one. That’s not a problem, since Brenda’s new job responsibilities keep her too busy for any sort of social life. But the day she is saved by a strange man who calls himself The Defender is the day her heart will never be the same.

    Lorne Palmer has loved Brenda since they were in grade school. Shy, introverted, and the middle brother of two over-achievers, he has never really approached her for anything other than to help her with her homework. And to be there for her when her other boyfriends deserted her. It wasn’t until he finally acquired his super powers and became The Defender did Lorne finally decide enough was enough. If he couldn’t work up the courage to claim her as himself, perhaps The Defender could.

    Warning! Contains sabotage, weird chemical names, smiley boxes, floating root beer, corporation hanky-panky, isolated safe houses, chocolate-covered strawberries, and things that go BOOM! in the night.

  26. Selene Kismet
    Mar 10, 2012 @ 13:56:08

    Thank you for the promo opportunity, DA!

    My novelette from Unzipped Press was published on March 8! (Romantic Comedy / Erotic Romance)

    A Little Night Magic

    Sean Verin has had a crush on his friend Lori Price since they were in Somerset Witch & Wizard Academy together several years ago. Lori has always been unattainable because she’s been dating their other best mate Adrian, who has fared better as their friend than as her boyfriend.

    No one knows Sean is even into women; the only long-term relationship he’s had since the Academy days has been he’s had with another wizard, and to his shame, he’s never bothered to correct their assumptions.

    When Lori shows up at Sean’s door, heartbroken over Adrian’s betrayal, Sean comforts her and longs to show her how he really feels. Can he convince her he wants to be more than just a temporary fix?

    A Little Night Magic is a novelette of 11,000 words.

    Available at:

    Smashwords http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/139801
    Amazon http://www.amazon.com/A-Little-Night-Magic-ebook/dp/B007IE0D44/
    Barnes & Noble http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-little-night-magic-selene-kismet/1109403022?ean=2940013926295&itm=2&usri=a+little+night+magic

  27. Mina Khan
    Mar 10, 2012 @ 16:57:53

    Buy a Book & Help Educate a Child: I’m donating 50% of the proceeds from the sale of A TALE OF TWO DJINNS to UNICEF because I love reading and I want to promote literacy. A good book can be a teacher and a friend. For more informations go to http://bit.ly/wbmnWT

    A TALE OF TWO DJINNS is a sexy paranormal Romeo & Juliet story with genies, feminists, kickass action & adult fun.

    Akshay, warrior prince of the earth djinns, earns the title of Crown Prince at a high cost when he loses his best friend in a battle against ancient enemies, the water djinns. Heartsick, he escapes to Earth to mourn.

    Nothing gets the biological clock ticking (and elders lecturing) like almost dying in battle, so Maya, princess of the water djinns, travels to Earth for some no-strings-attached sex to fulfill her duty and produce an heir. But the beautiful and tough warrior gets more than she bargained for when she meets Shay.

    Their not-so-simple one-night stand is interrupted by assassins and the world, as they know it, is changed forever. As Maya and Shay pull together to survive, both are determined to have their happily-ever-after and bring peace to their worlds — warring families, shadow assassins, and nosy busybodies be damned.

    Available at:
    Amazon http://www.amazon.com/A-Tale-Two-Djinns-ebook/dp/B007IOFCGI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1331420030&sr=8-1

    Barnes & Noble http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-tale-of-two-djinns-mina-khan/1109440660?ean=2940014280259

    Thanks for reading! And thanks for this open thread :)

  28. Melissa Blue
    Mar 12, 2012 @ 23:53:30

    This month I’m re-releasing my debut title How Much You Want to Bet? A contemporary romance, full of snark.

    In the small community of Whistle Lake Neil Sullivan has managed to stay under the radar. Her past as an artist is almost a dim memory as she becomes just one of the guys working for Whistle Lake Construction. The promise she made to her father to never paint again finally seems attainable, until she forced to deal with Gibland Winnfred the Third. He’s charming and rich and irresistible. She, of course, is put in charge of building his home. Day in and day out he begins to stir long and forgotten needs she can’t seem to ignore.
    There’s more to the rich playboy than meets the eye. One thing remains the same, Gib gets what he wants. And Neil is what he wants. Only under the pain of torture would Neil admit she wants him back. (99 cents until March 17th, 2012)

    You can find the title here:
    B&N:http://tinyurl.com/8xepsy6
    ARe: http://tinyurl.com/868p59l
    Smashwords: http://tinyurl.com/6m95nop
    Amazon: http://tinyurl.com/6u4494p

    My blog is here: http://melthegreatest.blogspot.com

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