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Open Thread for Authors (Author Promo) for November 2011

Welcome to the November 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 October would be a November 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. Jennifer Estep
    Oct 23, 2011 @ 15:11:15

    I’ve e-published a new short story in my Bigtime superhero paranormal romance series called A KARMA GIRL CHRISTMAS. It’s available for 99 cents. Here’s the description:

    It’s Christmas time in Bigtime, New York, but society reporter Carmen Cole isn’t in the mood to celebrate since her husband, Sam, has to go on a business trip and might not make it home for the holiday. But Carmen has plenty to keep her busy, since she moonlights as Karma Girl, a member of the Fearless Five superhero team.

    On Christmas Eve, Carmen, as Karma Girl, is assigned to guard toys, clothes, food, and more that are intended for needy children and their families. But an ubervillain also has his eye on the toys and plans to steal and then sell them to the highest bidder. Carmen will have to use all her empathic powers just to stay alive, not to mention make sure Christmas is a happy one for all the kids who are counting on her. It’s all in a night’s work for a superhero …

    Note: This is a 14,000-word story that takes place after the events of JINX, the third book in the Bigtime series. It can also be read as a stand-alone holiday story.

    You can read an excerpt of A KARMA GIRL CHRISTMAS here:

    I’ve also reissued KARMA GIRL, HOT MAMA, and JINX — the three books in my Bigtime superhero paranormal romance series — as $2.99 e-books.

    A KARMA GIRL CHRISTMAS and the Bigtime books are available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, All Romance Ebooks, and Smashwords. You can read more about the series on my website:

    Happy reading, everyone!

  2. Mina Khan/SpiceBites
    Oct 23, 2011 @ 15:33:24

    Wow, thanks Jayne!

    Harlequin Nocturne’s new Cravings line is publishing my novella, THE DJINN’S DILEMMA Nov. 1, 2011. Woot!

    Here’s my book trailer:

    Here’s the blurb:

    Rukh O’Shay, half-djinn and assassin, is used to taking out the bad guys. But his latest assignment, Texas Journalist Sarah White, is nothing like he expected. A glimpse of her bright aura reveals her gentle spirit, while her beauty makes him long for only one thing— to taste her.

    Sarah shares the raw desire to connect with Rukh. He can turn her on with a glance, and satisfies needs she didn’t even know she had.

    But Rukh had been hired to kill her— and the only way to save her is to find out who wants her dead before someone else finishes the job….

    If you want to know more: check out

    Happy reading!

  3. Rebekah Weatherspoon
    Oct 23, 2011 @ 15:36:23

    I know a few people have asked about lesbian romance so here’s what I got. :)

    My lesbian paranormal romance, Better Off Red, will be available Nov 15 in e-formats and in paperback from Bold Strokes Books. I’ve added the link and the blurb below.

    Better Off Red: Vampire Sorority Sisters Book 1

    Every sorority has its secrets…

    And college freshman Ginger Carmichael couldn’t care less. She has more important things on her mind, like maintaining her perfect GPA. No matter how much she can’t stand the idea of the cliques and the matching colors, there’s something about the girls of Alpha Beta Omega – their beauty, confidence, and unapologetic sexuality – that draws Ginger in. But once initiation begins, Ginger finds that her pledge is more than a bond of sisterhood, it’s a lifelong pact to serve six bloodthirsty demons with a lot more than nutritional needs.

    Despite her fears, Ginger falls hard for the immortal queen of this nest, and as the semester draws to a close, she sees that protecting her family from the secret of her forbidden love is much harder than studying for finals.—

  4. Jill Myles
    Oct 23, 2011 @ 15:41:41

    I have a book coming out! Well, my alter-ego, Jessica Sims, does.

    Beauty Dates the Beast is my take on a girl-meets-were story. Here’s the blurb from inside the book:


    Single human female to join charming, wealthy single male were-cougar for a night of romantic fun – and maybe more.

    Me: The tall, sensuous, open-minded leader of my clan.

    You: A deliciously curvy virgin who’s intimately familiar with what goes bump in the night. Must not be afraid of a little tail. Prefer a woman who’s open to exploring her animal nature. Interest in nighttime walks through the woods a plus.

    My turn-ons include protecting you from the worst the supernatural world has to offer.

    Ready for an adventure? Give me a call.

    Vampires and doppelgangers need not apply.

  5. Rebekah Weatherspoon
    Oct 23, 2011 @ 15:46:25

    Jill, that sounds awesome. Adding it to my list. :)
    – Rebekah

  6. Jill Myles
    Oct 23, 2011 @ 15:57:02

    Oh, thank you, Rebekah! :)

  7. Annabel Joseph
    Oct 23, 2011 @ 16:03:06

    Where does a kinky but lonely man turn after his marriage ends and he doesn’t have the desire to go after love again?

    To Maison Odalisque, where he chooses a woman to live with him as his pleasure slave. The world stops when Kai and Constance are in one another’s arms, but then reality starts to intrude into their haven of sexual bliss and they both must make difficult choices about life and love…

    My new power exchange/BDSM romance “Odalisque” is coming out around mid November. I think my regular readers will really love this one! Dear Author readers may remember I mentioned it during the Deafness in Romance discussion a few weeks ago–the heroine in this book is deaf (but NOT a weakling or shrinking violet!)

    You can learn more about Odalisque, see the cover, and watch for purchase links at my blog (click my username above) or at this direct link:

    If you like emotionally rich and sexy BDSM stories I hope you’ll check my novel out.

  8. vanessa jaye
    Oct 23, 2011 @ 16:26:09

    Thanks Jane for this opportunity!

    I have a paranormal/werewolf romance coming out November 1 from Samhain Publishing:

    Hunter of the Heart (Moon, Magic, Madness – Book 1)

    You can read a excerpt on my site here:

    And over at Samhain


    His darkest secret could be her only hope.

    Tessa Archer is sick of sitting on the sidelines of life, but the man she’s just met on her first Caribbean cruise is way out of her comfort zone. He’s dazzlingly handsome, compelling…and she swears she can hear his voice in her head before he speaks.

    When Nathan Barcza touches Tessa’s hand, the jolt of recognition is unmistakable—and impossible. Werewolves mate only once—for life—and his mate was murdered by the creature he hunts, a Pithcus that hides somewhere aboard this ship. This is his final chance for vengeance.

    The last thing he can afford is any distraction, but the siren call of Tessa’s open heart is irresistible. It also makes her a target of the creature who’s had a taste of her and wants more. To save her, Nate will have to unleash his last secret in a confrontation with no hope of survival.

    For if the Pithcus doesn’t kill him, Nate’s partner is under orders to finish the job…

  9. Maria Zannini
    Oct 23, 2011 @ 19:06:12

    Chain of Souls.

    Disclaimer: If you’re looking for angsty angels, it’s not in this book.

    Book Two of the Second Chances series

    Banished from Heaven for refusing to harvest an unwilling soul, Liam Chase drinks to forget until the night he’s visited by the Angel of Death.

    For the price of a few humans souls, Ziva promises to get him reinstated into Heaven. Liam doesn’t doubt her influence, but milking humans of their light is an abomination, punishable by eternal oblivion.

    He’d rather rot on Earth than commit such an unspeakable crime. But the Angel of Death didn’t get where she was by taking no for an answer. Ziva is a huntress of extraordinary skill and cruelty. If he refuses, his loved ones will be her next targets. And Ziva never misses.

    You can find Chain of Souls at Amazon, B&N, Smashwords.

    The Devil To Pay is Book 1 of The Second Chances Series.

  10. Michelle McCleod
    Oct 23, 2011 @ 19:52:00

    Oh yay! I’ve been waiting for a new author thread.

    Jill/Jessica: Your book sounds like so much fun. I love your blurb!

    I have a erotic paranormal romance novella available for 99 cents. Love Potions: A witch with a penchant for exploding love potions, the handsome elf cursed to break her heart, and the wizard who wants to kill them both.

    Excerpt is here:

    Thank you!


  11. Coleen Kwan
    Oct 23, 2011 @ 21:18:44

    My Australian contemporary romance, WHEN HARRIET CAME HOME, releases today from Carina Press.

    After ten years of exile, Harriet Brown is back in town. Things have definitely changed, but so has she. Now the confident owner of a catering business, she’s no longer the shy, overweight girl everyone—including her hot teenage crush—used to ignore. In fact, she’s determined to make peace with Adam Blackstone for her part in exposing his father’s secret affairs and corrupt behavior as mayor.

    But Adam has changed as well. No longer a pampered, rich pinup boy, he just wants to reestablish his family’s good name. He reluctantly agrees to a truce with Harriet, and is surprised by how changed she is. He doesn’t want to be drawn to her, but he can’t seem to resist her allure.

    As Harriet struggles to come to terms with her past, her adolescent infatuation with Adam morphs into something more serious… Will she ever be accepted again? Or will ancient history ruin the chance of a future full of possibilities?

    You can find my book at Amazon or Carina Press

    Thanks and happy reading!


  12. Lexxie Couper
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 02:01:54

    Anyone keen for a game of Suck and Blow?

    Remember the parties you went to when you were a teenager? The complete abandonment of inhibitions as you played games like Truth or Dare? Spin the Bottle? Suck and Blow? Twister? Remember how free you felt? How hard you laughed and how you wished you never had to grow up, like really grow up?

    Now, imagine if you got to experience that kind of party again? Just one night, forgetting you were a responsible adult complete with all the baggage a responsible adult carries with them every day. Imagine, for one night, at one amazing party, you got to play those games again…

    Suck and Blow 

    Talent agent Frankie Winchester is a hellion. Her motto is all a girl needs is a fun time, a fast car and an awesome masseur on speed dial. There’s only one person who could beat her at anything. Alec. Bane of her high-school existence, a kid whose parents were as working class and loving as hers were rich and distant.

    When celebrity landscape architect Alec Harris spots Frankie at an exclusive Sydney house party, everything comes rushing back. The memory of being the “cheap-money” kid, trying and failing to prove himself—and impress his dream girl, Frankie Winchester.

    Unexpectedly partnered in a wildly sexy game, the delicious friction ignites a scorching sexual tension. But there’s more than a playing card trapped between them. Frankie refuses to admit that kiss shook her to the core. Alec wants nothing less than her full surrender.

    Game on!

    Product Warnings
    C’mon, the book’s called Suck and Blow. What more warning do you need? 
    The first book in the Party Games series, Suck and Blow is available from Samhain 22nd November. Are you ready to party?


  13. Naomi
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 03:38:46

    Thanks for the opportunity, Jane! Book 2 in my f/f urban fantasy series, Dark Hunt, is out now as an ebook, with print to follow:

    Ayla Hammond is taking on Paris.

    Hoping for a romantic getaway in the City of Lights with her girlfriend, Shannon, she finds a city under the dark thrall of Le Monstre.

    Getting caught up in mystery and murder was the last thing Ayla and Shannon expected in the City of Love, but as the body count grows and tension rises between Parisian werewolves and humans they find themselves stalked by an unknown terror.

    What is Le Monstre and why does it make Ayla’s wolf want to turn tail and run? Can it be stopped before they become its next victims?

    (And if you haven’t read book one, Silver Kiss, my publisher is giving away free copies at the moment – details on my blog here

  14. Nell Dixon
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 04:07:05

    Cue Me In, a short, sweet and spooky tale from Astraea press is now available from good e-tailers everywhere. A Welsh castle, a Green lady Ghost, and secret passages in this Bridget Jones meets Scooby Doo story. Some fun for Halloween.

  15. Lauren Willig
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 07:29:58

    I am thrilled to announce that the paperback edition of my Christmas book, THE MISCHIEF OF THE MISTLETOE, launches on November 1.

    A “laugh-out-loud holiday-themed romance of intrigue” (Publishers Weekly), and “the best Regency-era fiction today” (Kirkus) THE MISCHIEF OF THE MISTLETOE won the 2011 RITA for best Regency romance as well as the Bookseller’s Best Award for historical romance.

    You can find more about MISTLETOE, including an excerpt, here:

    If you’re in the New York area, come join me, Deanna Raybourn and Tasha Alexander on November 1 at the Mysterious Bookshop (6:30, 58 Warren Street). We’ll be celebrating my MISTLETOE launch, Tasha’s A CRIMSON WARNING and Deanna’s overall fabulousness.

  16. Karen McCullough
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 07:59:51

    After more than twenty years of being published by traditional NY publishers and epublishers, I’m venturing cautiously into the world of self-publishing (in ebook) with a contemporary paranormal romance novel, MAGIC, MURDER AND MICROCIRCUITS.

    Here’s the blurb:

    A powerful wizard with a physics degree and a checkered past invents a shield to ensure he’ll never again be tortured almost to death.

    The wizarding powers-that-be fear the repercussions of such a device and send his former girlfriend, an accomplished wizard herself, to retrieve the device or destroy it.

    When the shield is stolen by the magical mafia, Ilene McConnell and Michael Morgan have to put aside their differences and work together to recover it. Michael claims he needs the device as insurance against the kind of injury and injustice he suffered once before. Ilene maintains its potential to upset the delicate balance of power makes it too dangerous and that it needs to be destroyed.

    More information at .

  17. Anitra Lynn McLeod
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 10:05:32

    If you build it, love will come.

    Jonathan P. Quiverbotton freely admits he is fussy, punctual…and terribly lonely. All his attempts to build a companion have failed miserably. Desperate, he rents a man-of-all-work bot from a local factory, intent on uncovering its secrets.

    When the manbot arrives, though, it bears a stunningly familiar face. The face of a notorious con man—with whom Jonathan once had a fleeting assignation.

    Marcus isn’t quite certain why this doorstep seems so familiar, but once he lays eyes on Jonathan, memories flood back so strong only one thing matters. To convince Jonathan that he’s a changed man.

    Raw sexual passion quickly forges a deep emotional bond, fueled by the knowledge that Marcus must soon return to the factory. Before their time ticks down, another man emerges from Marcus’s murky past, reminding him of his unfulfilled part in a blackmail scheme.

    Marcus wants no part of his old life, but refusal not only exposes Jonathan to danger, it puts him at the mercy of those who would use his illegal enhancements at the cost of his humanity.

    Warning: Contains one very fussy inventor, a decidedly wicked man-of-all-work bot, clockwork homecare creatures, and blazing hot sex between a man and his mechanical manservant.

  18. Jennifer Armintrout
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 10:12:42

    I have a romance coming out under my pen name, Abigail Barnette, from Resplendence Publishing in late November. It’s THE TEMPTRESS, a restyling of Shakespeare’s The Tempest, and it’s part of the AS WE LIKE IT Anthology from Resplendence. They all release on the same day, so you can get your inner Shakespeare Geek six lovely presents.

  19. Callie Croix
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 10:13:38

    I have an erotic romance novella coming out from Carina Press on November 21st. No Holds Barred is a menage story filled with tenderness, guaranteed to warm you up this fall!

    During a playful talk about fantasies, Caitlin’s fiancé offers to give her a threesome with his best friend, Liam, who’s coming to spend the weekend. At first Cait is shocked that Nathan could entertain the thought of sharing her with another man, but once he’s planted the idea her imagination runs wild, leaving her deeply aroused yet still unsure about what the implications could be for her and Nate’s relationship.

    Nathan’s watched Cait struggle to hide her attraction to Liam for years. He knows she’s nervous, but he also knows that by making her most intimate fantasies come true he can bring her to heights of pleasure she’s only imagined, and strengthen their bond. There’s only one way to help her overcome her inhibitions by planning a night of ecstasy she’ll never forget.

    Hope you enjoy the story!
    Callie Croix

  20. Anitra Lynn McLeod
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 10:47:09

    Waterboy (MM) Gridiron Gods 1

    Shy loner Danny Jones lives in a world of kinky sexual fantasies. In his dreams, the football players he caters to as the waterboy indulge their lusts upon him in every conceivable way. Reality is that no one sees him at all. Slump-shouldered and drowning in oversize clothing, Danny has made himself practically invisible.

    As the new guy on campus, Matthew Edwards is worried about fitting in at Twin Pines College. Matthew hates change, but the lure of a full-ride scholarship, and the chance to put a struggling football team on the map, are all the inducements he needs to switch schools.

    When Matthew meets the timid Danny, he sees right through his camouflage. All Danny needs is a little encouragement to come out of his shell. With Matthew’s help, Danny transforms, but there are those who want to prevent the two from joining together.

  21. Tracy Sumner
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 14:47:13

    Thanks, Jane! I’m a huge reader as well as a writer and truly love the genre!

    The backlist release of my Reader’s Choice winner and HOLT Medallion finalist, TIDES OF PASSION, is officially set for 11/1/11!

    “Terrific dialogue…and hot loves scenes. If you haven’t read Tracy Sumner before, Tides of Passion is a good place to start.”
    —All About Romance

    “This novel realizes with a great and witty gusto that independence isn’t so much about being on your own as it is about choosing to be together.”
    —Romantic Times

    Happy Reading!

    Tracy Sumner

  22. Serenity Woods
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 18:32:38

    Thank you for this opportunity Jane! I’m a bit late to the party, hope I can still post!

    I have a release coming out on November 29th with Samhain Publishing called White-Hot Christmas.

    Merle Cameron’s not looking for love. Between her job as a university lecturer and caring for a mother recovering from breast cancer, she has no room in her schedule for a demanding relationship.

    While visiting her sister in New Zealand, however, she’s happy to indulge in some hot holiday sex with kind, hunky firefighter Neon Carter. After all, they live on opposite sides of the world. There’s no chance things will turn serious.

    Neon Carter is a catch. At least, that’s what the ladies apparently think. All they seem to want is a quick trip down the aisle, but Neon’s in no rush to settle down. Light-hearted summer loving with a sexy blonde is something different, though, and Neon’s happy to offer his services until Merle has to return to England.

    The weather’s hot, the sex even hotter. But when it’s time for Merle to go home, they both realize they’re in deeper than they thought. And there’s no solution that won’t break someone’s heart.

    You can check out this and other books on:


  23. Kim Knox
    Oct 25, 2011 @ 08:49:51

    ENERGY releases 26 October with Ellora’s Cave

    Book four in the Planetary Bodies series.

    Callie Thiago lives for gossip. And her crew aboard the CMC Theseus provides her with enough lurid tales of sex to keep her lonely nights warm. It sates her curiosity. Mostly. She has no experience of her own to draw on as shyness plagues her…until sheen smashes into her ship.

    Now she’s stuck on a small outpost with Aaron Blane, a man she’s wanted for all her adult life. But she knows sheen can’t work through her as it does others. She’s different. And it’s this difference that Blane is more than eager to explore.

    Buy link:
    Excerpt link:

    Thanks :)

  24. L. A. Witt & Lauren Gallagher
    Oct 25, 2011 @ 17:48:16

    I posted yesterday, but for some reason, it didn’t show up…trying again! :D

    Publisher: Riptide Publishing
    Genre: Vampire/Cyberpunk M/M Novella
    Release Date: November 14
    Available for Pre-Order:

    “Contract killer” is a fitting job for a vampire, and it suits Liam just fine. Cast down from the wealth and status of the Sky for taking a human lover, Liam lurks in the poor and pollution-choked Gutter, killing to survive. Between his natural strengths and his Cybernetix mods, no mark has ever escaped him.

    Liam’s ex-lover Daniel is the heir to Cybernetix—and its greatest threat. Horrified by people less man than machine and the exploitation of Gutter factory workers, he’d rather destroy Cybernetix than inherit it . . . if his father doesn’t destroy him first.

    Years of anger and a heap of mods have kept Daniel and Liam apart. When Liam is hired to slaughter a man in his glass Sky tower, he walks right into a Daniel-shaped trap. Daniel’s father has betrayed them both, and only by working together can Daniel and Liam survive the coming day. They have no reason to trust each other, but as the dawn looms, a bargain that began with the simple urge to live soon reminds them of the love they once shared. Can they find each other again, or will the Cybernetix assassins find them first?

  25. L. A. Witt & Lauren Gallagher
    Oct 25, 2011 @ 17:49:52

    And my second November release:

    Publisher: Samhain Publishing
    Genre: M/M Contemporary Erotic Romance
    Release Date: November 15
    Available for Pre-Order:

    The virgin isn’t the only one with something to lose…

    Self-described manwhore Kieran Frost is loving the single life. Two years after moving to Seattle, he still has his friends with benefits, Rhett and Ethan, plus a never-ending supply of gorgeous, available men wandering through the bar where he works. A relationship? Spare him the drama and heartbreak. He’s got no complaints about his unattached lifestyle.

    When Rhett’s daughter introduces him to newly-out-of-the-closet Alex Corbin, Kieran’s interest perks up. After all, the quiet ones are always the freaks in bed. But Alex isn’t just shy and reserved. He’s a virgin in every sense of the word, having never even kissed anyone else.

    Kieran is no one’s teacher, and his first instinct is to run like hell in the other direction. But his conscience won’t let him throw the naïve kid to the wolves for someone else to take advantage of. The plan is to introduce Alex to his own sexuality, pull him out of his shell, then go their separate ways.

    It’s the perfect, foolproof plan…assuming no one falls in love.

    Product Warnings — This sequel to The Distance Between Us contains a curious virgin, a shameless slut, a trip to a sex shop, and one stubborn heart. Oh, and a dildo.

  26. Anya Richards
    Oct 25, 2011 @ 18:43:40

    Released today from Samhain Publishing my short novel, What the Mistress Did, is Georgian-set, historical erotica.

    Lady Marianne Gillingham has no intention of ending her affair with David Dunscombe, Earl Harrington, despite his pending nuptials. She craves his attentions, and he satisfies her deepest yearnings.

    Yet, when his fiancée, the sweet, innocent and oh-so-very young Annabelle Frazier, appears on her doorstep to demand the end of the association, Marianne realizes she does not wish to be second in David’s affections. She also cannot resist issuing a warning. The earl will bed his wife with tedious regularity, but never reveal his more unusual desires.

    To Marianne’s amusement, her prediction comes true, with a surprising twist. The countess is back with a new demand: repair the problem her prophetic words created. Taking pleasure in imagining the other woman’s fear and horror, Marianne rekindles the affair to demonstrate exactly how to fulfill David’s lascivious desires—while Annabelle secretly watches from the shadows.

    She never expected Annabelle to prove so resilient and surprisingly easy—not to mention delicious—to corrupt. Or that the ensuing erotic tangle would be impossible to put right without heartbreak.

    Warning: Loosen your stays and have your fan at hand. Plumes and floggers, along with some other leather devices, were employed in the creating of this erotic tangle. Contains Georgian ladies behaving badly, often with each other. M/F, F/F M/F/F action herein.

    To purchase a copy or read an excerpt, please visit

  27. Anitra Lynn McLeod
    Oct 25, 2011 @ 19:18:55

    @Anitra Lynn McLeod:

    I forgot to add the buy link for my book, Waterboy

    (Thank you Anya Richards! :) )

  28. Jessica Scott
    Oct 25, 2011 @ 23:56:34

    Might as well jump in. My debut novel from Loveswept comes out on Veteran’s Day.

    The draft of BECAUSE OF YOU that sold was rewritten on my tour in Iraq, just before redeployment, so a lot of the emotion comes from real deployment strain. While I was deployed, I thought a lot about the men and women around me who give it everything they’ve got leaving nothing left over for their families. The idea for Shane came from the question of who are you when the Army says you can no longer be a soldier?

    So many military men and women (self included) become consumed with the identity of soldier, they forget who they were before they donned the uniform. With the heroine Jen’s help, Shane learns that he is more than the rank on his chest.

    Hope you’ll check it out. Available Nov 14.

    Here’s the blurb:

    Sergeant First Class Shane Garrison lives to lead his men in battle. Waking up at Fort Hood, physically and spiritually broken, he refuses to accept that for once, he is the one who needs help.

    Jen St James knows exactly how to deal with Shane’s anger and his rage; she’s been there. She pushes and prods until he’s willing to fight. For the men he left behind, for a chance to stay in the army and most importantly, for her.

    He refuses to see her, or to let her see herself, as a broken woman and shows her just how beautiful she is. But for Shane, the toughest battle he will face is being able to accept Jen’s love in return.

    B & N | Amazon | Powell’s | iBookstore

  29. Vivienne Westlake
    Oct 29, 2011 @ 13:39:29

    My first book released yesterday. It is an erotic Regency novella, available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Smashwords.

    Title: Lady Northam’s Wicked Surrender
    Author: Vivienne Westlake
    Genre: Historical Erotic Romance

    A midnight encounter between two estranged lovers rekindles a passion beyond their wildest dreams…

    Rowena, Countess of Northam, is surprised to find her former suitor has returned from India and is on his way to the very house where she is staying. When he appears in her room late at night, she can only believe it is a dream. Her fantasy soon becomes reality when Simon makes every effort to seduce her.

    Despite his six year absence, and the fact that Rowena married his best friend, Simon is determined to have her back now that she is a widow. It soon becomes clear that while her body craves his affections, she doesn’t trust him enough give her heart. Can Simon forget her past betrayal and convince her to surrender to the greatest love they’ve ever known?

    Thank you, Jane, for making this thread available!

  30. Ged Maybury
    Oct 31, 2011 @ 10:29:29

    (I hope this meets your requirements:)

    [Spoken in THAT voice:] “In a world of steam, where Britain controls the sky (and gravity), one man defies the odds to enter The Storm’s Domain in a tiny airship. But what is intended as a nice Gentleman’s Adventure soon turns into a nightmare ride for Captain Rodney Hoverrim – a ride that very nearly, and repeatedly, costs him his life as he runs into one crazy hot-damn woman after another ….”

    “Across the Stonewind Sky” is a new direction for long-standing sci-fi and comedy writer Ged Maybury, twice finalist in the New Zealand Children’s Book of the Year Awards and author of quite a swag of real actual paper books. (Consult Wikipedia if you’re interested.)

    But this time Maybury turns up the steam in this light-hearted adult romp through all the familiar clichés of Steampunk: airships, sky pirates, freeze-rays, mad scientists, bizarre machines, un-natural science, damsels in distress, masters of disguise, mysterious women, heavy kissing, mysterious devices, ray guns, popping corsets, ancient secrets, revolutionaries, a naked man in the bathtub and one Very Nasty Villain to finally defeat. Oh, and lurv.

    Book One “Into the Storm’s Domain” begins the action-packed adventures of recently jilted Rod Hoverrim who buys a little airship and leaves the United Skyles of Britain for Arkovarste (AKA “The Storm’s Domain”), seeking adventure, clear airs, a break from his domineering mother and escape from the stifling society of an alternate-world 19th century Britain at the height of the steam era.
    Rod doesn’t get far before his mission is hijacked by mysterious secret agent Romarny Skijypzee, and they barely have time to start bickering before they are attacked by pirates, and then attacked by more pirates… and before too many chapters have passed Rod finds himself trapped aboard a stinking airship full of nasty scum, desperately trying to defend himself and a certain prince and princess from the black-clad Pirate Queen Kessoline (who prefers to sword-fight in her underwear).

    They’re soon forced to crash-land upon a singular city-skyland, and before long Rod and the other survivors are dragged in front of their leader, the cheerfully insane scientist Victor Vicario the Eighth. But mysteriously he is spared imprisonment and is free to explore the astonishing flying city that is Vicaria, where things are … well: not exactly perfect. Anyway, it seems his luck has finally turned.
    Until he ends up on Vicario’s slab …

    Maybury enjoys subverting all the usual tropes and ‘does not do dark’. And damn it he just can’t help letting his sneaky cheeky humour slip into nearly every scene, so expect a racy ride and a lot of fun in the details (and a bit of a body count, too).

    And how strange that he likes to write about himself in the third person, but hey, that’s show-biz.

    Enjoy my book! Thanks for you attention! Out now in this the last week of October at in ePub, and for Kindle. [Click on ‘

  31. Cynthia Justlin
    Nov 02, 2011 @ 13:13:50

    Science and technology collide in this fast paced action adventure romantic suspense.

    INTRUSION (The Remnants, Book 2)

    Nanotechnologist Dr. Audra McCain has spent years hiding behind her research, shielding herself from hurt much like the dynamic armor prototype she’s worked so hard to build. When she is framed for its theft, she suddenly finds herself on the run with a man whose talent lies in hacking through the toughest of defenses.

    Ever since a shattered knee ended his career in the Special Forces, Cameron Scott has felt like an intruder in his own life. Hiding his discontent behind a need-to-win mentality, he earns his living testing security systems by breaking them. When Nanodyne hires him to evaluate their system, Cam discovers someone has already breached the company at the highest level.

    As Audra and Cam play cat and mouse with a ruthless thief out to use the prototype for his own sinister cause, they’ll have to break rules, violate security, and fight their growing attraction. But when love makes an unauthorized attack, Cam realizes he may have finally found the one firewall he can’t breach: Audra’s heart.

    Amazon | B&N | ARe

  32. Mercedes Black
    Nov 14, 2011 @ 22:04:43

    Thank you Jane.I apreciate the opportunity and would love to share my glbt romance, RESCUE ME with your readers.

    Mathew is a nursing student by day. He’s always been one to help others, but he receives lifesaving help at the scene of a horrific car accident.

    David is a local firefighter and he is both intelligent and observant. After noticing the bottle of methamphetamine pills in the car he suspects the young man needs more life saving help with an addiction and works hard to stay in touch with him.

    The firework show between these two sexy young men is off the chart and one night in bed leads to more, but will their growing love for each other help them through this challenge?

    RESCUE ME is a 10,000 word gay romance that was just released in Novemer and is the 4th book in the series COLLLEGE: THE GAY DAYS. It’s priced at $2.99 and is available as an ebook at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and All Romance Ebooks.

    Thank you!
    Buy link at ARE:

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