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Open Thread for Authors (Author Promo) for October 2012

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

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

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

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


  1. Ciar Cullen
    Sep 23, 2012 @ 15:43:42

    At the cusp of the 19th century, a penniless lass learns her dashing guardian angel is actually a blood-sucking devil.

    Boroughs Publishing Group held a romance short contest this summer and I’m thrilled to say I won! My historical vampire story, The Shop Girl and the Vampire, is available now for only .75 cents. and at Amazon, and at all online retailers.

  2. BL Bonita
    Sep 23, 2012 @ 16:12:21

    His sin is the color of his skin. Her love is his salvation…and the greatest danger.

    DARK SUN RISING, an interracial historical western, is available for pre-order and at a discount at Samhain Publishing as well as all major retailers. Release date is Oct. 9!

    Publishers Weekly recently gave DSR a starred review. “Readers who thrive on stories of empowered women and sexy, brooding men will savor this historical tale of interracial love.” Read full review here:

    Thank you DA!

  3. Kris Bock
    Sep 23, 2012 @ 16:27:12

    What We Found: When Audra stumbles on a murdered woman in the woods, more than one person isn’t happy about her bringing the crime to light. She’ll have to stand up for herself in order to stand up for the murder victim. It’s a risk, and so is reaching out to the mysterious young man who works with deadly birds of prey. But with danger all around, some risks are worth taking.

    Find out the true story that inspired this mystery with strong romantic elements at (and read the first chapter on the website book page), or visit the Amazon page at

    FYI, Audra is a “New Adult” character (22, just out of college). This is my third book for adults, after 16 traditionally published children’s books.

  4. L. A. Witt
    Sep 23, 2012 @ 16:33:12

    On October 23rd, CONDUCT UNBECOMING, a M/M military romance set on Okinawa, will be released:

    As long as no one asks and they don’t tell…

    First class petty officer Eric Randall is less than thrilled about taking orders to Okinawa. Three long, lonely years on a crappy island that’s thousands of miles from his daughter? Oh. Yeah. Sign him up. But as long as he’s stuck here, he might as well make the best of it, so he discreetly checks out the local gay scene.

    Shane nearly drops his drink when the gorgeous, cocky-looking guy strolls into Palace Habu. He buys him a drink, and before long, they’re making out in a booth. Eric is a straight-to-the-point kind of guy and doesn’t want to play games. Since Eric’s idea of not playing games is getting the hell out of there and going back to one of their apartments, Shane is more than happy to go along with it.

    What starts as a scorching hot one night stand leaves both of them wanting more…until Eric finds out Shane doesn’t just outrank him, he’s an officer. DADT may be repealed, but an enlisted man getting involved with an officer falls under conduct unbecoming.

    Still, they can’t resist their mutual desire. There’s no reason anyone has to find out. But secrets have a way of outing themselves.

    Warning: Contains two military boys who keep forgetting they’re not supposed to be together. Probably because they never have their uniforms on for any length of time…


    Currently available for pre-order. Excerpt and buy links here:

  5. Melissa Cutler
    Sep 23, 2012 @ 16:34:17

    The Trouble with Cowboys …a steamy, small town contemporary from Kensington Zebra

    Failed reality TV chef competition contestant returns home to start a restaurant only to find that her key supplier is just the kind of Stetson-tipping heartbreaking bad boy she’s sworn to avoid.



    And check out for more buy links and reviews

    Four Stars**** from RT Book Reviews Magazine: “Grabs readers from the first page with a story set in rural New Mexico and centered around a quirky chef returning home to help her family. Witty dialogue, great pacing and steamy romance-not to mention a sassy heroine and her charming cowboy – make for one fun, passionate romp.”

    The Trouble with Cowboys releases on October 2nd.
    Thank you all for your support!


  6. Zo
    Sep 23, 2012 @ 16:48:25

    Thanks for the opportunity to promo, DA!

    My next Ether Chronicles steampunk romance, SKIES OF STEEL, releases in digital format on October 9, and then a few weeks later as a POD.


    In the world of The Ether Chronicles, the Mechanical War rages on, and appearances are almost always deceiving . . .

    The prim professor

    Daphne Carlisle may be a scholar, but she’s far more comfortable out in the field than lost in a stack of books. Still, when her parents are kidnapped by a notorious warlord, she knows she’ll need more than quick thinking if she is to reach them in time. Daphne’s only hope for getting across enemy territory is an airship powered and navigated by Mikhail Denisov, a rogue Man O’ War who is as seductive as he is untrustworthy.

    The jaded mercenary

    Mikhail will do anything for the right price, and he’s certain he has this mission—and Daphne—figured out: a simple job and a beautiful but sheltered Englishwoman. But as they traverse the skies above the Mediterranean and Arabia, Mikhail learns the fight ahead is anything but simple, and his lovely passenger is not entirely what she seems. The only thing Mikhail is certain of is their shared desire—both unexpected and dangerous.

    Excerpt and links to preorder can be found at my website:

    See you in the skies!

  7. Crista McHugh
    Sep 23, 2012 @ 17:10:17

    Thank you for hosting this thread!

    Tangled Web is is a hot SFF romance coming out from Entangled Publishing on Oct 16th.
    It’s available for pre-order on AMZ ( and B&N (

    The deadliest assassin in the empire just got too close to her target…

    Azurha, a former slave turned deadliest assassin in the empire, has just been offered the ultimate challenge—seduce, then murder the new Emperor. But Titus is not the tyrant his forefathers were, and his radical ideas might be the glimmer of hope the empire needs.

    Titus Sergius Flavus has yet to master the powerful magic of his ancestors—magic he must wield if he’s to protect his people—but his father’s death has left him no choice. Rule the Deizian Empire and attempt to right his ancestors’ wrongs, or watch her fall to his greedy kin.

    More than just Titus’ ideas hold Azurha captive. Night after night, he awakens desires she thought lost, and uncovers the magic of her hidden lineage. As her deadline approaches, Azurha is forced to make an impossible decision—complete her job and kill the man she loves, or fail and forfeit both their lives.

  8. Kate Sherwood
    Sep 23, 2012 @ 17:47:59

    Shadow Valley

    What could be worse than having a long-over affair with your boss—the governor—hit the headlines? Professional and personal exile. Banished from the state capital to ride out the media storm in Shadow Valley, Montana, Megan Archer is tasked with promoting cooperation between local police and the federal agents investigating the area’s drug trade.

    When she’s rescued from a near-drowning by handsome Joe Cody, Megan thinks things might be looking up. Until she finds out that her savior is an alleged drug kingpin and head of a notorious crime family. Yes, Joe has an edge, but the attraction between them is too intense to resist. She refuses to believe that the guy who saved her is a criminal.

    Megan has a responsibility to the law, but in this case a job well done might mean Joe’s downfall. And as Megan uncovers more secrets, it becomes clear that Joe’s not the only one in town who can’t be trusted. Something’s rotten in Shadow Valley…

    Available for pre-order at Amazon, or eventually available at Carina Press. More details at

    Thanks, DA.

  9. Sheryl Nantus
    Sep 23, 2012 @ 18:29:11

    The last book in my superhero romance trilogy, “Heroes Lost and Found”, comes out in October from Samhain!

    Some will rise, others will fall…

    Blaze of Glory, Book 3

    Jo Tanis is still recovering from her near-death experience in Las Vegas when she receives a mysterious postcard from Harris Limox, who claims to have a promising lead on the whereabouts of the Controller. Over her boyfriend/guardian Hunter’s objections, she sets off to a sleepy Oregon town to ferret out the truth.

    The Controller is more than just a disgruntled super. He’s a rogue Guardian who was presumed dead and is now armed with a slew of high-tech hardware that not only makes him physically superior to the supers—and therefore almost impossible to destroy—he’s got the ability to detonate the implants in the back of all supers’ necks.

    In Oregon, Jo meets a surviving Alpha super, Kit Masters, whose wild plan to capture the Controller could put an entire town of innocents at risk. But instead of successfully talking her former idol out of his disastrous bid to regain former glory, Jo finds herself betrayed and trapped in her worst nightmare.

    Fight her former teammates, or die.

    From the RT Book Reviews, November edition – 4/5 stars!

    “Fact pacing and continuously evolving world building will keep your attention firmly engaged as you race to the ending… brisk and playful, Nantus achieves the perfect balance between romance and explosive action..”

    Pre-order now at
    Also available on Amazon, B&N and at all ebook vendors – along with the first two books in the series!

  10. Miranda Neville
    Sep 23, 2012 @ 18:51:40

    My novella, The Second Seduction of a Lady, will be released October 16th from Avon Impulse. The story is a prequel to my December release The Importance of Being Wicked. It’s a complete story and and can be read as a stand alone.

    “Eleanor Hardwick and Max Quinton shared one night of incredible passion that was shattered the next day, when Eleanor learned of a bet placed by Max’s friends. Now, five years later, Max still can’t get Eleanor out of his head or his heart. He has a single chance to make a second impression—one that will last forever.

    You may read an excerpt here: Thanks for the opportunity, DA.

  11. Valerie Bowman
    Sep 23, 2012 @ 19:20:39

    My historical (Regency) debut, Secrets of a Wedding Night, the first in the Secrets Brides trilogy is being released by St. Martin’s Press on 9/25!

    Young, widowed, and penniless, Lily Andrews, the Countess of Merrill, has strong opinions on marriage. When she spots a certain engagement announcement in The Times, she decides to take action. She will not allow another hapless girl to fall prey to a man—particularly the scoundrel who broke her heart five years ago. Anonymously she writes and distributes a pamphlet entitled “Secrets of a Wedding Night,” knowing it will find its way into his intended’s innocent hands…

    Devon Morgan, the Marquis of Colton, desires a good wife and mother to his son—someone completely unlike Lily Andrews, the heartless beauty who led him on a merry chase five years ago only to reject him. When Devon’s new fiancée cries off after reading a certain scandalous pamphlet, he vows to track down the author and make her pay. But when he learns it’s his former fiancée Lily, he issues a challenge: write a retraction—or prepare to be seduced—to find out how wonderful a wedding night can be…

    “SECRETS OF A WEDDING NIGHT is the most charming and clever debut I’ve read in years! ” —New York Times bestselling author Lisa Kleypas

    Publishers Weekly calls it an “enchanting, engaging debut that will have readers seeking future installments” and Romantic Times Book Reviews says, “This fast-paced, charming debut, sparkling with witty dialogue and engaging characters, marks Bowman for stardom.” Booklist gave it a starred review!

    Ooh, I love a reunion story! You can read the first chapter on my website at

    Thanks for this, Dear Author!

  12. Kate Rothwell/Summer Devon
    Sep 23, 2012 @ 21:42:08

    I’m releasing a contemporary m/m Summer Devon novella October 1, called Game On.

    Grant Rensler knows he’s considered uptight, even at the law firm where he’s been working hard to make partner, but he simply likes his privacy. He finds out that while he’s at the job, some guy has been taking dips in his pool and he’s furious.

    Ned Hill has been attempting to recreate one of his favorite movies, The Swimmer, to help him jump-start his creative work. When he’s discovered doing laps in a neighbor’s pool, he feels a little bad about disturbing the homeowner who flips out. But mellow Ned is intrigued by the man, so very different from his usual, more laid-back partners.

    Then, when they run into each other again, Ned decides he’s definitely interested. He’s just got to convince Grant he’s not trying to ruin his life or career — and that the attraction of an opposite will be good for him.

    A link to the story will be up at Summer’s website soon!

  13. Evie Byrne
    Sep 24, 2012 @ 00:52:58

    Name your terms of surrender.

    GUARDIAN BY BLOOD, a new paranormal romance by Evie Byrne, is available now at Amazon and Smashwords, and will appear at other major ebook retailers in the first week of October.

    When Eva is sent to destroy a group of rogue vamps, the last thing she expects is to feel sympathy for their cause–and a forbidden attraction to their reluctant leader, Wat. Torn between conflicting loyalties and unable to trust each other, Wat and Eva fight to save his people, contending with princes and gods, ghosts and politics, and most challenging of all, their own unruly hearts.

    This is a spin-off of my Faustin Brothers series, as well as the start of a new series: The Dawn Hunters.

    More info at my website: Evie Byrne

    Amazon linkage

    Smashwords linkage

    Thank you, Dear Author!

  14. Kate Hewitt
    Sep 24, 2012 @ 04:05:37

    I tackle a taboo topic romance-wise in my October Harlequin Presents, The Darkest of Secrets. Grace Turner has a scarred past and feet of clay when it comes to the men in her life. Khalis Tannous has hired her to inspect some paintings he believes his deceased father acquired on the black market. He’s intrigued by Grace–but he has put her on a pedestal, and it’s only a matter of time until she falls from that great height…

    Here’s the official blurb: Khalis Tannous has spent years ruthlessly eradicating every hint of corruption and scandal from his life—even shunning his own family.

    When Grace Turner arrives at Khalis’s private Mediterranean island to view his family’s stolen collection of priceless art, even he isn’t blind to her beauty. Yet he recognizes the shadows in her eyes—she, too, has her secrets.

    Grace can foresee the cost of giving in to temptation, but she is helpless to resist Khalis’s slow, determined seduction. But will she risk everything she has for a night in his bed?

    I’ve had a variety of reactions to the themes addressed in this book, and regardless of whether you love it or hate it, I always like to receive feedback from readers. I’m grateful to the editorial team for giving me the chance to write this story.


  15. Juliana Stone
    Sep 24, 2012 @ 04:47:21

    I’m releasing my first contemporary romance and it will be available for download October 2nd. OFFSIDE is the first in the Barker Triplets trilogy.

    When hockey phenom Billie-Jo Barker returns home and decides to play in the local Friday night hockey league, all hell breaks loose. Not because Billie’s talent is in question, but because Billie is a woman. And though these are modern times, some of the local guys still have a problem letting a girl into their ‘men’s club.’

    Soon, Billie is at the center of a small town battle of the sexes, with everyone choosing sides. Her sisters. The townsfolk. Her friends. And yet, the only person whose opinion she cares about doesn’t seem to care that much at all. Logan Forest, the man who broke her heart when she was eighteen and the man she shares the bench with every Friday night.

    She’s got a lot to prove and though Billie-Jo Barker scores on the ice, will this girl ever score with the man of her dreams?

    Thanks for the chance to promo, DA!
    Link to my webpage for an excerpt:

  16. Angelia Sparrow
    Sep 24, 2012 @ 07:47:54

    I have two books releasing this month:

    HARD REBOOT from Amber Heat.

    When you steal a street rat’s woman, expect to be bitten. Rats get everywhere, from the lowest slums to the upper levels of the gleaming arcologies. And Sean O’Neill wants his wife back, very very badly. Badly enough to do anything his wealthy backers require, anything his brainwashed wife needs. But Caitlin may need more than he has. She needs a Hard Reboot.

    And on October 26, SPELLBOUND DESIRE releases from Ellora’s Cave.

    On the Nightside of Memphis, werewolves teach college, zombies load trucks and private investigator D. J. is hard at work, finding missing persons, solving cases and drinking herself into an early grave. Then Bran walks into her office, asking for her help in destroying the demon Oeilett, and everything changes.

    Something about the battered, scarred combat mage ignites all the lusty feelings D. J. thought she had successfully drowned in rum. The mana he exudes weaves a web of desire over her, clouding thought and making the sultry summer even steamier.

    Bran’s body and face may be marked by his previous battles, but everything under the black leather kilt works perfectly, and D. J. learns there are more things in Memphis, the hell-planes and her own heart than she had ever imagined.

  17. Phillipa Ashley
    Sep 24, 2012 @ 08:15:46

    I have a new single title romance out on October 4th in the US, UK and worldwide. It’s slightly longer than my previous US releases:

    When Miranda finds herself fighting for her home, her job and her heart, sleeping with the enemy may not be the best tactic…

    With no family of her own, Miranda Marshall has developed a healthy respect – some would say obsession – with other people’s histories. As property manager of a spectacular island castle in Cornwall, she’s made St Merryn’s Mount one of the UK’s most popular heritage attractions. While she may have the castle running like clockwork, Miranda hasn’t bargained on its sexy owner returning to claim his birthright.

    Dark, handsome and with a rakish reputation, Jago St Merryn not only looks like a pirate but is intent on flogging the Mount to a soulless leisure corporation. Miranda faces the battle of her life as she tries to persuade him to face up to his past and continue the St Merryn dynasty. But Jago has his own reasons for jumping ship and when he throws down the gauntlet to Miranda, she’s forced to delve into painful memories she’d much rather keep hidden . . .

    It’s available on Amazon

    Thank you, Dear Author!

    Discover Piatkus Entice: temptation at your fingertips –

  18. Susannah Sandlin
    Sep 24, 2012 @ 08:21:57

    Coming October 9–Rated 4.5 Stars (“Hot”) by RT Book Reviews:
    ABSOLUTION, by Susannah Sandlin (Montlake Romance)
    $3.99 for Kindle (also available in print and Brilliance Audio)

    With the vampire world on the brink of civil war over the scarcity of untainted human blood, battle lines are being drawn between the once peaceful vampire and human enclave of Penton, Alabama, and the powerful Vampire Tribunal. Mirren Kincaid once served the tribunal as their most creative and ruthless executioner—a time when he was known as the Slayer. But when assigned a killing he found questionable, Mirren abandoned the tribunal’s political machinations and disappeared—only to resurface two centuries later as the protector and second-in-command of Penton. Now the tribunal wants him back on their side.

    To break their rogue agent, they capture Glory Cummings, the descendant of a shaman, and send her to restore Mirren’s bloodthirsty nature. But instead of a monster, Glory sees a man burdened by the weight of his past. Could her magic touch—meant by the tribunal to bring out a violent killer—actually help Mirren break his bonds and discover the love he doesn’t believe he deserves?

  19. Courtney Sheets
    Sep 24, 2012 @ 11:05:46

    THE HOODED MAN available Sept 25th from Decadent Publishing and
    This isn’t your mama’s Robin Hood!

    When her father is brutally murdered in front of her eyes, Marian of Locksley is thrust into a world of treason and greed, where the ultimate prize is the throne of England. Left with little choice, she disguises herself as Robin of the Hood, an outlaw despised by royalty and loved by the people…and the wickedly handsome, steadfast Will Scarlet.

    Forced into hiding deep within Sherwood Forest, Will joins Robin Hood’s band of merry men, not realizing the fearless outlaw he follows is really the woman he desires for his own. He dares to risk everything in the fight for justice and love, longing for the day he can claim the courageous beauty. But first, England must be saved and legend must be born

  20. Laura Hunsaker
    Sep 24, 2012 @ 11:57:37

    I’m releasing my first self-published novella on October 2nd.

    Highlander Reborn

    Highlander Reborn begins in Scotland, many centuries ago, where a blacksmith fights for his life and his people. His life is forever changed when Amalia, one of the Nightkind, makes the choice to save his life. But first, he has to die…


    After Nevin MacLachlan’s wife was killed by a vampire, he made it his mission to hunt them all down. But one late Highland night, in a battle he couldn’t win, one of the Nightkind ripped open his throat. With his blood draining onto the grass, the last thing Nevin sees isn’t a white light; it’s the dark of night closing in on him.

    Amalia has been enamored with the blacksmith ever since he first held a stake to her heart. Watching him die was unacceptable. Will he ever forgive her for turning him into what he hates most?

    Nevin has lived his life alone for a reason. When Amalia walks back into his life seven centuries later asking for help, he wants nothing more but to turn his back to her. But something about her still calls to him.

    Some of the Nightkind in Amalia’s seethe have been killed. It’s up to her to find Nevin and ask for his help. But how can she show Nevin that she isn’t the monster he thinks she is?

  21. Charlotte Russell
    Sep 25, 2012 @ 00:11:33

    Thank you for the opportunity to post.

    From the pioneer days of Seattle through the smoke-filled clouds of WWII and into the present, Romance in the Rain takes readers on a journey with four generations of the strong-willed and passionate Caldwell family. This anthology of six novellas is a collaboration of the Seattle-based Rainy Day Writers group.

    Splendor in the Moss by Charlotte Russell—By the spring of 1853, Englishman James Caldwell has traveled thousands of miles in a quest to find a place to call home. Newly settled Seattle isn’t that place and he’s ready to move on again when widowed Mattie Jensen strolls into his life as somber as a cloudy day. But James can see through the solemn haze to Mattie’s strength and passion. Now he has a reason to stay, if he can just convince Mattie to take a second chance on love—and him.

    Final Approach by Marianne Stillings—With the world at war, Women’s Auxiliary Ferrying Service pilot Lt. Charlene (Charlie) Thompson faces personal battles as well. Pearl Harbor left her a widowed bride, certain love would never come again – but battle-scarred Capt. Joe Caldwell has other ideas for the beautiful lady flyer, if he can just keep her safe from the secret saboteur who’s already taken the life of Charlie’s best friend.

    Love Phantom by Dawn Kravagna—University of Washington, 1983: A great place to get an education and meet single men. Drama major Kara Caldwell prefers to hide behind the characters in her plays, yet feels pressure to live up to the example set by her brave and witty grandmother, a veteran of WWII. Can she learn to overcome her reticence and prejudices to discover which guy truly cares for her–and who is just putting on an act?

    What’s Wrong with Mr. Perfect? by Sherri Shaw—No sooner did Chef Ivy Turin wish to meet the perfect man than Sam Rockney walked into her restaurant. But is the sexy Seattle quarterback for real or is there something wrong with Mr. Perfect?

    Shelter from the Storm by Clare Tisdale—Seven years and one broken heart later, JD Caldwell returns to Seattle to pick up the pieces of his old life, never imagining he will fall like a ton of bricks for Maya — the mysterious woman who lets him into her house and bed but keeps the door to her heart tightly closed. When their summer fling takes an unexpectedly serious turn and Maya gives him his walking papers, JD has to decide whether their love – and his legacy – is worth fighting for.

    Aftershocks by Kristine Cayne—When Seattle is struck by a devastating earthquake, technical rescue firefighter Jamie Caldwell must save his estranged wife and daughter from the wreckage of a collapsed building. He’s defied the odds hundreds of times, but will his luck finally run out for good?

    Romance in the Rain will be released on Oct. 13.

    More information can be found at:

  22. patricia burroughs
    Sep 25, 2012 @ 21:03:19

    Are you ready for some football?

    Then you’re ready for Some Enchanted Season.

    Kevyn Llewellyn needs a god.

    She must have exactly the right model for Darius: Warrior-God of the Gray Planet, or she’ll lose the contract to illustrate the rest of the series. When she sees him—none other than NFL football player Rusty Rivers—she does the absolutely logical thing: she kidnaps him. Or rescues him… it depends on whom you’re asking.

    Rusty Rivers is no god.

    He’s the kind of guy who’s squandered every opportunity from the Redskins to the Cardinals, while Kevyn’s had to fight for every chance to prove herself as a cover artist for fantasy novels. His struggles have been broadcast across the sports pages, while she keeps hers buried deep. They’re as different as meteor and moonbeam, with nothing apparent in common.

    In this doomed, yet enchanted, football season, dare they hope something magical can happen that will last forever?

    Originally published by Bantam Loveswept, now an ebook at Amazon and Book View Cafe.

  23. Joely Sue Burkhart
    Oct 02, 2012 @ 09:26:04

    With Halloween just around the corner, it’s the perfect time for zombies!

    A love affair between beloved category tropes and zombies, The Zombie Billionaire’s Virgin Witch is my first self-published Zombie Category Romance. Since the book is set in Joplin, MO, I decided to donate all proceeds in 4th quarter 2012 to Rebuild Joplin. It’s been over a year since the tornado devastated Joplin, but they still need help (recent pictures are available on my blog).


    Rich, gorgeous and powerful, renowned world-wide restaurateur Yiorgos Michelopoulos has it all. Except for the Midwestern ma-and-pa diner that somehow keeps winning the coveted fifth star over his own top-notch restaurants. The stubborn owner refuses to sell and beats him year after year. Infuriated, Yiorgos accepts the man’s risky bet, never knowing the secret to Remy’s success. Until it’s too late.

    When he slips on the ring he won along with the diner, Yiorgos activates a curse that spreads decay through his body like a cancer. Only someone of Remy’s blood can stop his zombie transformation, but the man died soon after losing his restaurant. Luckily, he did have one lone daughter. The plump, frumpy kitchen witch ought to be easy pickings for a playboy like Yiorgos Michelopoulos. But one taste of her Death By Chocolate cake might just be the death of him.

    Devastated by the loss of her father, the family signet ring and their restaurant, Claire Remy’s only hope for supporting her mother is to earn a teaching spot at the Wizard Council’s Academy. Without the family signet ring, she must retain her virginity or lose her power entirely.

    Which makes the gorgeous Greek a very dangerous man.

    Zombie Category Romance
    Because even zombies deserve a happily ever after.

    An excerpt and buy links can be found on my website.

  24. Lily Harlem
    Oct 13, 2012 @ 02:49:47

    Thanks DA :-)

    My newest erotic romance release is a hot menage novel called The Glass Knot and is available at Amazon Kindle.


    What’s a girl to do when the guy she falls for is married to another man?

    This is exactly what happened to me. Seeing Josh Kendal stroll out of the Mediterranean Sea wearing tight navy swim trunks and looking like a hot new James Bond was a truly delicious moment. Catching sight of his wedding ring was like a kick in the shin and meeting his gorgeous husband, phew, that was enough to make any girl groan at the cruel joke God was playing on her.

    But all was not as it seemed, and when Josh needed a woman to sort out a ‘delicate predicament’ I was the one for the job – heck, what did I have to lose? Certainly not as much as him, literally.

    Trouble is, emotions always get tangled, loyalties can’t help but be divided and with a night of memories so hot they’d have the devil sweating, there was only one thing for it—it was time to get honest, fight for what I wanted despite society’s constraints and open my heart to the people it needed most.

    Reader advisory – The Glass Knot is an erotic romance featuring M/M and M/F love and every combination of two guys and a girl you can think of!

    Buy Link – US –

    Buy Link – UK –

    Lily Harlem

  25. Mandy Harbin
    Oct 19, 2012 @ 08:09:04

    Surrounded by Temptation is the latest book in the Woods Family series (Book 3) that released this month! The series is a about a family of mountain lion shifters whose need to mate with any available woman turns deadly. In celebration of it’s release, my publisher has listed the first book, Surrounded by Woods, for free on Amazon until the end of the month.

    Blub for Surrounded by Temptation:
    When Krista needs Ariel’s biochemical expertise because her new boyfriend can turn into a mountain lion, Ariel thinks her sister has lost her mind. But the possibility of a major discovery like this is too much of a temptation to ignore. Create a drug to stop a shifter from forcing a mating? Only if she got to test his sexual limits herself.

    Rob thinks Ariel is an angel in disguise, and he immediately knows she’s the one for him. But is he strong enough to resist his animal’s need to claim her once the temptation begins?

    Link to the FREE book on Amazon (Surrounded by Woods, first book in the series):

  26. Missy Lyons
    Oct 24, 2012 @ 10:14:39

    Hi and thank you for the opportunity. I had a novella release this month from Sugar and Spice titled Edge of Darkness. It’s about shapeshifters and vampires and the forbidden love that develops between three of them.

    Here is a quick blurb about the book:

    Brothers Matthew and Curry couldn’t trust a shifter since the bloody wars between vampires and werewolves. They had one rule in their nightclub and that was no shifters were allowed. Ever. But when a slightly muddy stray white wolf runs in and shifts into a jaw-dropping sexy nude blonde, they bend the rules.

    Sasha Wylde pissed off someone high up on the food chain, and her pack is hunting her down to kill her. She has no one left to trust in her family. Her one hope is in the arms of a vampire master, Mathew and his brother Curry. Only neither man is willing to do this favor for free.

    The brothers are willing to protect her for a price.

    She has to agree to giving three days of her life as a slave to two of the sexiest bad boy vampires she has ever laid eyes on, but by sharing her body, she fails to protect her heart. They become her mates by the end of the three days, but when she is kidnapped, they know her life is in jeopardy. Can they can save her before time runs out?

    It is currently available as an ebook and you can get your copy at the publisher here:

    Thanks for reading!

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