Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Only for the NIght by Ella Sheridan

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She needs a Dom with heart. He sees the lifestyle as heartless.
Can a brave submissive show a rock star that accepting his true nature will be nirvana for both of them? Letting go with her may help him put the pieces of himself—and his band—back together again.
Struggling with the death of her mother, Sage Lyndsey turned to her Dom for comfort, but his impatience led to a humiliating scene in front of their club. Devastated, she runs to a small town on the Cali coast. Buying into Citrus Pointe’s bakery may be her best decision ever—if she can overcome the embarrassment of having her new landlord’s dog steal her towel right in front of him. It gets worse when she realizes he’s none other than rock bassist Hank Nash, and despite the problems it would cause, she wants nothing more than his talented hands on her, bending her to his will.
Hank is an ex-cop who knows all too well what dominance looks like when it turns to abuse—he saw the consequences on another cop’s wife. After turning the man in, Hank left that life behind to start a rock band, Weekend Washout. Now he’s fighting to keep the band together, and to deny his urge to dominate pretty, spunky Sage. But when Sage’s ex-Dom reappears, Hank is forced into a life-changing decision: Accept both their needs and gain more than one night with Sage, or retreat to the safe life he’s built so carefully.
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Writing has been my passion since childhood, but like many writers, life got in the way. After earning a BA in English Literature, I married and started a family. But the worlds and characters that swirled through my mind just wouldn’t go away, and at a particularly difficult time in my life, I picked up pen and paper (or laptop) and tried to release some of that difficulty onto the page. I’ve been writing ever since. Now I’m a member of Romance Writers of America, run an accountability blog to help writers reach their goals, and am pursuing publication with the same passion I feel for writing.
Nothing pleases me more than sharing the stories of my heart with you, the reader, and I hope, in some small way, these stories will touch your heart too.
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Sunday, 29 May 2016

AJ Adams & Storm Chase author interview with Willow Madison

Willow Madison writes Dark Romance, Erotic Thriller, Romantic Suspense, Psychological Suspense, and Alpha Male Romance.  Her last book published was We Were Once, a Dark Romance. 

AJ & Storm: What did you love most about this story?
I got to be as bad as I wanna be (laughing). Seriously, I loved my characters from "we were one once." They take center stage for me-appropriate since it's a romance, right? There are two Alphas, both obsessed with the same woman. She's fragile and weak, intense and stubborn, lost and unbalanced, resilient and decisive. She's complicated and so is the story. It isn't a love triangle or ménage though.  wwoo is a steady buildup of suspense from the exploration of the characters themselves, all within a very plausible plot full of twists.

Plenty of 'bad things' happen (hence, the dark part to the genre), and I don't shield my readers from any of that. They're along for the full ride, through all of the ugly and beautiful. There's a quote in the book that sums up what I love most I think: "I won't call it love. I won't degrade what we have with such a small word. Love is what made me a fool before. I'm not a fool with him; I'm his match. That's so much more than love could ever be. It's perfection at its ugliest darkness." There's plenty of love in wwoo, but I love that it's defined by each of the characters in unique (sometimes ugly, sometimes bad, sometimes beautiful) ways.

AJ & Storm: When and why did you first start writing?
It was kismet. Like a lot of folks out there, I had an idea for a book that had been rattling around in my head for some time.  My idea just happened to be based on a recurring, 10-minute self-gratification fantasy. (Okay, maybe it was a little longer than 10-minutes ;)

The moment I was seriously thinking about whether I could or couldn't write a book, I was flipping through a magazine and came across a piece about a woman who was doing exactly what I was thinking of doing (not the gratification part). The article made the whole process of indie publishing sound so easy-ya know, point-click-ta-da. I took it as a nudge from the forces that be and started writing that day.

I didn't learn just how not easy self-publishing truly is until several weeks later when I first started wading through all the information online about it. By then, I was already finished with my first story, and my characters had me in their grip. There was no turning back.
AJ & Storm: What authors inspire you?
Trent Evans ("Spanked Wives Club") - A man writing erotica? Sign me up! Trent's books take me out of my comfort zone, and I need that sometimes. It's his willingness to dig deep into the bonds of his characters (not just the ones around their wrists either ;) that reminds me that no matter what the dynamics are, it's the love that is shared that is most important. 

Willow S. Brooks ("A Debt Requited") - Willow B. writes uniquely OTT Alphas and makes no bones about it. She's not afraid to take risks with her characters, and the payoff is a story that is equal parts shocking, titillating, and dramatic. I take comfort in knowing I'm among a growing number of authors that are embracing the idea that an OTT Alpha doesn't need to be changed in order to have a HEA.

19 ("Schadenfreude") - Teeny's writing is sublime. It's raw, elegant, simple, and Gestalt.  Even though 19 writes in a genre that isn't my usual cuppa (m/m), the connection that he creates with his characters is so genuine that I get lost in it every time. "Unspeakably beautiful evil" is what he calls his works. It certainly speaks to my need to let loose with my own writing. Not all evil is all bad after all ;)

Pepper Winters ("Tears of Tess") - I might be in the minority here in thinking that Pepper doesn't write OTT in terms of Dark Romances, but I found in "Tess" a kindred spirit of dark desires. Being able to create an anti-hero worthy of being loved for exactly how he is, not only by his heroine but by readers of all different tastes, that's the quintessential beauty of this genre to me.

Blue Rabella ("Window Display") - Blue's stories are a little different for me. They're sweet and sensual, with only a hint of darkness. She easily plays with what would be cliché tropes in the hands of a less refined writer, but gives them such unique perspectives each time that her works are vividly refreshing. Blue's writing goes to show that an author can be appreciated for providing a fresh angle to a favorite genre, even Dark Romance with it's various meanings to different readers. I almost think of this as my creed.
AJ & Storm: Tell us about your editor and proofreader. What's your top tip for finding someone good?
My editor is Q (editingbyq.com). I don't know how I ever wrote without her! She has an in-depth knowledge of the Romance and Erotic genres, an uncanny sense for sniffing out potential trouble spots for readers, and a diplomatic way of slapping my ass when I need it (grammatically speaking of course). I trust her implicitly. I know that she's going to give my books the same care each time, that I'll get back the feedback I need, and that the end result will be exactly what I had in mind. My work is more me than it would have been without the extra set of eyes on it.

My top tip is a simple one-be honest with yourself and do your research. Editors offer different levels of services at different prices, whether it's a simple copy proof or a more thorough copy editing. Be honest with yourself about the level of service that you'll need to get the result that you want.

The research part is a bit harder. I'd start by taking a look at the books that you like. See if the authors accredit any editors. Chances are, since you like the end result, you may appreciate working with that same company yourself. Using one of your own works, ask for a 'first 5 pages' example of the service level you are interested in. Then sit back and wait to see red.



Friday, 27 May 2016

Warning! Beast by AJ Adams contains explicit scenes of dubious consent, graphic violence and sex.

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Beast by AJ Adams is a dark romance. 
It contains graphic scenes of sex and violence.  
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Beast by AJ Adams
A self standing novellas 42,000 words
Price US$2.99

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     He stuck the knife in the ground and stripped off his leathers. The tunic came off, revealing a long, lean, muscled torso, covered in tattoos. Snakes ran up and down his arms, his pecs and his shoulders. A skull blazed on his chest.
     Then he was pushing apart my legs, settling between my thighs, leaning over me. He smelled of smoke, leather and musk. It was terrifying, like being at the mercy of an animal.

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Falsely accused, Wynne is determined to clear her name.  However, a trip to petition the Steward at Brighthelme turns disastrous when the Beasts, fearsome warriors from the frozen north, raze the city. When Wynne is carried away, she's determined to regain her freedom but Rune, her captor, has other ideas.  

Beast is set in Prydain, an imaginary place that combines Anglo-Saxon England with Medieval England, the Teutonic Kingdom and the Viking Age. This story contains kidnapping, rape, dubious consent and graphic violence, however, it is a love story rather than a dark romance.  It is a standalone novel; no cliff-hangers.

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Thursday, 26 May 2016

Revenge, Of Demons & Stones Book 2 by Anne L. Parks.


Title: Revenge, A Tri-Stone Trilogy Book Two
Author: Anne L. Parks
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: July 28, 2016




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Recovering from a gunshot wound that nearly killed her, Kylie is tormented by her ex-boyfriend’s final words—to have her forever, even if it means she must die.

Desperate to regain her life, Kylie’s world is turned upside down when she discovers Alex betrayed her. The life she dreamed of now uncertain, she slips further into madness, convinced she is being stalked by John’s ghost.

Kylie fights to regain control of her life and salvage her relationship with Alex. Fearing she will never escape her ex-boyfriend’s revenge, she devises a plan to destroy her demon—at any cost.



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"Well, well, if it isn't Kylie Tate."

My eyes pop open. Heat flushes through my body, and I'm instantly tense.

Rebekah. The woman who tried her damnedest to come between Alex and me—who nearly succeeded with her lies about a fake affair—stands in an identical robe with a glass of champagne. She slithers onto the chaise next to me.

"How's your closed head injury?" She tips back her champagne, but her gaze never leaves mine
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My pulse races. I want to smack the glass right out of her hand and choke the shit out of her.

"Getting better everyday. Thank you. How's your escort service?"

"Same rude little bitch you've always been, I see. I hear you drove your ex-boyfriend insane, and he tried to kill you."

"Yes, turns out the two of you have a great deal in common. You're both psychotic and have failed at getting rid of me." Heat surges through my body. How dare she twist John's sadistic games into witty reparte? My head is pounding. The pressure at the base of my neck is about to explode. My jaw is clenched so tight, it’s painful. I don't think I have ever wished violence on anyone—until now.



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Born and raised in the Rocky Mountains, Anne L. Parks has spent the last 25 years moving all over the United States. Married to the Navy - well a Commander in the Navy - Parks has lived in various locales throughout the United States. She currently resides in the Washington D.C area, and is loving every minute. When not writing, she spends her time reading, doing yoga, mountain biking, and keeping track of four kids. And drinking wine. 

2013 marked her debut in publishing. Her first novel, Strangers, released on her 45th birthday. She was amazed at the number of  people who fell in love with a story about two people dealing with grief, and finding love again. Abby and Bryce were the perfect couple to introduce Parks as an up-and-coming author.

Her second novel, The Return, released in December 2013. A wonderful Christmas romance, it is the first book in the Return To Me series. Book two, Return To Newport, released April 29th, and followed the couple through the murky waters of saying good-bye to a past that refused to let go. Lauren's Return, the third book in the series, released on August 19th. This chronicles the challenges of bringing together a family amidst tragedy and death, and still holding firmly to the love they have fought so hard to keep alive. The fourth book, Returning Home, shifts the focus away from Jake and Eve, and delves into the life Eve's eldest daughter. Clarissa has a secret she has guarded for most of her life. Fearing it will be revealed, she refuses to allow love into her heart - until she meets Griff. December 2014 brought the close of this series, with the release of RSVP: A Return To Me Christmas novella. The wedding of the year is threatened by Mother Nature, forcing the couple to re-evaluate whether "happily ever after" is really attainable.

Stepping out of her comfort zone, Parks delved into the paranormal with a group of highly talented authors. The result? An unexpected fantasy of four sisters fighting to save the earth - and each other - from their deranged mother. Elementals, A Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance Anthology, released on May 15th. Summer brought more collaboration with the release of a Fourth of July themed short story, FlyBoy, that was included in the Sparks Fly boxed set.

Of Demons & Stones, the first book in the Tri-Stone Trilogy, also released in July 2015. Book two will release July 2016, and will pick up where Kylie and Alex left off, and is sure to take readers on a rollercoaster ride of suspense.

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Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Beast by AJ Adams - Release Tour

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Warning!
Beast by AJ Adams is a dark romance. It contains graphic scenes of sex and violence.
It is for adults only!
 
Beast by AJ Adams
A self standing novella 42,000 words
Price US$2.99
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Blurb

Falsely accused, Wynne is determined to clear her name. However, a trip to petition the Steward at Brighthelme turns disastrous when the Beasts, fearsome warriors from the frozen north, raze the city. When Wynne is carried away, she's determined to regain her freedom but Rune, her captor, has other ideas. Beast is set in Prydain, an imaginary place that combines Anglo-Saxon England with Medieval England, the Teutonic Kingdom and the Viking Age. This story contains kidnapping, rape, dubious consent and graphic violence, however, it is a love story rather than a dark romance. It is a standalone novel; no cliff-hangers.

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He stuck the knife in the ground and stripped off his leathers. The tunic came off, revealing a long, lean, muscled torso, covered in tattoos. Snakes ran up and down his arms, his pecs and his shoulders. A skull blazed on his chest. Then he was pushing apart my legs, settling between my thighs, leaning over me. He smelled of smoke, leather and musk. It was terrifying, like being at the mercy of an animal.

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AJ Adams is a Scottish-Dutch author currently living in Malaysia. In her regular life she is a columnist and feature writer. She works from home, where she is closely snoopervised by cats, Target and Guido.
 

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