Thursday, 23 November 2017

Unworthy by Elaine May



Title: Unworthy
Author: Elaine May 
Genre: Romance 





“This is all your fault.”
“You worthless piece of shit.”
“I hate you."
“He left us because of you.
“We live like this because of you. YOU GRACE.”
“You won’t amount to anything, you’re useless.”
“I wish I never had you, I hate you you're worthless.”
Those were the words that were told to me so many times as a child that I can only think of them as the truth. I lived by my own rules to protect my myself from more heart break, but that was until he came into my world... Until Samuel Harding.








Elaine May is my Author name. I live in the South West of England with my two beautiful daughters and yummy hubby. I love reading dark and twisted tales that mess with your head. I love to travel and spending time with my family. My dream is for people to like what I've written and hopefully get to go to a book signing event as an author.





Monday, 20 November 2017

Up close and personal with Nanea Knott, author of Inheritance


Nanea Knott writes Paranormal Romance, Erotic Romance, Steamy Romance stories. She published her first title in February 2015 and now has 14 to her credit.

I talked to her about her about her latest title, Inheritance, a 78 page paranormal tale and about her other authoring experiences.

What did you love most about Inheritance? 

What I love about this story is how Melina changes during the story. Her pending divorce has stripped everything from her, her home, her life, and what she thought was a happy marriage. Then her grandfather dies and it seems she’s got nothing left. In his will, her grandfather left her a house. She sees it as a chance to get her life together. Then she finds out that she can never sell the house and why. Her ex comes back into the picture saying he’s going to try to take that from her too. She has to find the strength to fight several people for her inheritance.

What made you choose your genre?

I chose the genre because it’s what I like to read. I love anything paranormal, add in hot sex and good looking guys and I’m in heaven. There is also a lot to be said about bringing in world building. In contemporary, we are limited by the confines of what is reasonable in the real world. When you jump into the paranormal, the possibilities for the development of situations is much greater even if it is set in the real world.

Who is your favourite fiction character and why?
     
I have a lot of favorite characters, but there are two that come to mind. Anita Blake by Laurell K. Hamilton and Stephanie Plum by Janet Evanovich. Anita Blake is complicated and funny and loves hard. She takes things in stride until you hit one of her boundaries then watch out. At the same time, I love Stephanie Plum.
     
The two characters couldn’t be more different, but they have the same tendency to take things in stride, although Stephanie is better with utter disasters as they happen with her so often. Both characters have a strong sense of family whether or not they are blood relatives and both do the best they can under the circumstances. I like that both characters are willing to do what is necessary to get things done.

Tell us about your book blurbs. How do you go about it? Give us a tip about writing book blurbs!
     
Book blurbs are brutal! At least they used to be. They are a little easier for me now. Emphasis on little. I’ve studied three distinct styles of writing a blurb and I like the method taught by Brian Cohen the most. It makes sense to me. I think you have to find the way of writing a blurb that speaks to you.

I always start with a catchy phrase or sentence - something to grab attention. Then I tell a little about the story with some emotion, talk about what the stakes are and then the cliffhanger question. It seems simple, but it isn’t. It takes time to tell what the story is about without giving anything away. You have to make the reader curious about the story and maybe start to care for the character even before they open the book. That’s the way it’s supposed to work, in theory. I’m still learning and one day I might even get it right.

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Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Damaged by Willow Winters





Title: Damaged
Author: Willow Winters
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Cover Design: Coverl├╝v
Photo: Alex Wightman
Model: Evan Swift 








I married the bad boy from Brooklyn.
The one with the tattoos and the look in his eyes that told me he was bad news.
The look that comes with all sorts of warnings.
I knew what I was doing.
I knew by the way he put his hands on me; how he owned me with his forceful touch.
I couldn’t say no to him, not that I wanted to. That was then, and it seems like forever ago.
Years later, I’ve grown up and moved on. But he’s still the man I married. Dangerous in ways I don’t like to think about. Sexy as sin, he attracts all the wrong kinds of temptations.
The kind that lands a couple like us in the gossip columns.
The kind that’s unforgivable.
The kind that splits up marriages.
I did this to myself. I knew better than to love him.
And now I’m fucked.
I married the bad boy from Brooklyn. And I don’t know how to survive this.













Willow Winters is so happy to be a USA Today, Wall Street Journal and #1 Contemporary Bestselling Romance Author. She likes her action hot and her bad boys hotter. She certainly doesn’t hold back on either one in her writing!

Willow started writing after having her little girl, Evie, December 2015. All during her pregnancy with Evie she continued to read and she only wanted to read romance. She was reading a book a day — sometimes two.

In January 2016 Willow was staying up late with Evie and just thinking of all these stories. They came to her constantly so she finally sat down and just started writing. She always wanted to do it so she figured, why not? Today Willow cannot be happier for making that decision!











Monday, 6 November 2017

Zenka By Alison Brodie

 Title: Zenka
By: Alison Brodie
Publication Date: November 6, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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Ruthless, devious, and loyal, Zenka is a Hungarian pole-dancer with a dark past.
When cranky London mob boss, Jack Murray, saves her life she vows to become his guardian angel – whether he likes it or not. Happily, she now has easy access to pistols, knives and shotguns.
Jack discovers he has a son, Nicholas, a male nurse with a heart of gold. Problem is, Nicholas is a wimp.
Zenka takes charge. Using her feminine wiles and gangland contacts, she will turn Nicholas into the son any self-respecting crime boss would be proud of. And she succeeds!
Nicholas is learning fast that sometimes you have to kill, or be killed.
As his life becomes more terrifying, questions have to be asked:
How do you tell a mob boss you don’t want to be his son?
And is Zenka really who she says she is? 

What Others Are Saying

5* "To say I loved this book is a massive understatement" -Bloggers From Down Under 5* "Will warm your heart and chill your bones" -Tome Tender Book Blog. 5* “Top of my list for best fiction this year” – Lauren Sapala, WriteCity 5* “You won’t be able to put this book down” –Laura’s Reading
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Alison Brodie is a Scot, with French Huguenot ancestors on her mother’s side of the family.  Alison was a photographic model, modelling for a wide range of products, including Ducatti motorbikes and 7Up.  She was also the vampire in the Schweppes commercial. 
A disastrous modelling assignment in the Scottish Highlands gave Alison an idea for a story, which was to become Face to Face.  She wrote Face to Face as a hobby and then decided to send it off to see what would happen.  It was snapped up by Dinah Wiener, the first agent Alison sent it to.  Three weeks later, Alison signed a two-book deal with Hodder & Stoughton.  Subsequently, Face to Face was published in Germany and Holland.  It was widely reviewed, ie:  “Vain, but wildly funny leading lady.” -Scottish Daily Mail.  It was also chosen as Good Housekeeping’s “Pick of the Paperbacks.” 
Unfortunately, Alison then suffered from Second-Book Syndrome.  The publisher’s deadline loomed and she was terrified because she didn’t have an idea for a story!  She found the whole experience a nightmare; and this is why she cautions first-time authors to write more than one book before approaching an agent.  She managed to finish the book – Sweet Talk – but it bombed.
While writing Sweet Talk, she moved to Kansas and lived there for two years.  She loved the people, their friendliness, their free-and-easy way of life, the history and the BBQs!  Sadly, her visa ran out and she had to come back to the UK – although her dream is to one day live permanently in America.  Now, Alison lives in Biarritz, France.
Alison has taken the exhilarating steps to becoming an indie author.  Her second ebook, THE DOUBLE, is out on Amazon Kindle with some great reviews.  “Excellent.” –San Francisco Book Review.
Alison writes contemporary romance.  She aims for a strong plot line, set against the background of a world-changing event, coupled with touches of humour, sexual tension and character transformation.
She loves to hear from her readers.

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Resisting Darkness by Amy L. Gale


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Other Worlds: A Limited Edition Collection of Science Fiction and Paranormal Romance
Featuring
Resisting Darkness by Amy L. Gale
Hosted by Words Turn Me On
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How can you destroy the world’s monsters when you’re in love with one?
Supernatural hunter, Dex Jager, will stop at nothing to find the vampire brood who captured his sister and take them down one by one. After a motorcycle accident lands him in the small town of Whispering Pines he finds himself in the middle of a murder investigation and partnered up with Cora Fisher, the beautiful town coroner. As Dex and Cora grow closer and secrets surface, Dex is faced with the toughest decision of his life. How can you resist the darkness when it’s the one thing you love?

Release Date: October 17, 2017

Price: $0.99

Buy Links
Universal/Multi-retailer link https://books2read.com/u/3L9akD
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Journey into a multiverse beyond the boundaries of your imagination…

21 award-winning and best-selling authors bring you the best of PARANORMAL and SCI-FI ROMANCE in this enticing boxed set of exclusive epic adventures.

Rogue spaceship captains, dark vampire lords, supernatural hunters, crafty hackers, uncompromising alien alphas, fearless shifters, and MORE await in this highly sought-after collection including BRAND NEW romantic, otherworldly tales!

Step into OTHER WORLDS as these fresh voices of SFR and PNR take you on a journey to immortal realms and extraterrestrial territories where your imagination takes flight and fantasies come to life.
Stories by authors:
LaVerne Thompson Starla Night Jayne Fury Isadora Brown




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Monday, 23 October 2017

Win a copy of Dark Hunter by AJ Adams - last chance!


I'm giving away 3 copies of Dark Hunter!

Sign up for the AJ Adams newsletter and you will be entered into the raffle. 

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Raffle winners will be announced on 25th October, one day before the release.

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Dark Hunter will be released 26th October 2017

Caveman & Undone by Jo Raven




★ CAVEMAN & UNDONE IS NOW AVAILABLE IN AUDIO ★

Title: Caveman 
Title: Undone
Author: Jo Raven 
Genre: Romance 
Caveman is Performed By  Anna Riordan & Jacob Morgan
Undone is Performed by Joe Arden & Jill Redfield
 Produced By PODIUM Publishing












CAVEMAN

Matt Hansen. Hot single daddy. Arrogant. Rude. Older. My boss. Totally off limits...right?
Matthew Hansen is the kind of handsome that has grown women whispering behind their hands and giggling like schoolgirls. Dark, tall and mysterious, he's a newcomer to our little town. He's a gritty, grease-covered mechanic, and a single daddy. Sweet, right? Plus, he's looking for a nanny - and I am desperately looking for a job. Sounds like the perfect deal.
Only he's a jerk. An uncivilized, hulking brute. Zero manners. Zero interest in making me feel welcome in his home. Downright rude. But oh, so sexy. And I need the job. I can do this.
One thing is for sure: I can't fall for the caveman. No matter how sexy he is. How mysterious. How tortured. That's the only rule - and one I'm about to break.


UNDONE

Kaden Hansen was my whole world. I fell head over heels.
And then he cheated on me.
Or so I thought. I’m pretty sure, okay?
Anyway, I ran away and refused to talk to him again.
But what if I was wrong?
I don’t trust men.
My ex cheated on me with my cousin. In our bed.
And Kaden, my boyfriend, well…I think he cheated on me, too.
Confidence is a fragile thing, and mine is already shattered. So I flew back to Chicago, putting distance between us before Kaden could hurt me more.
I’ve sworn off men for good, focusing on my work and waiting for the pain to fade.
I’m over Kaden. Really, I swear. I don’t love him anymore.
It’s over.
Only a miracle could throw us back together at this point… and who believes in those, right?
***This is a standalone, novella-length romance with a HEA and no cliffhanger or cheating. It can however be read as the sequel to CAVEMAN as it is about Matt Hansen’s brother and his second chance at love. It contains the prequel to UNDONE (Troublemaker) and the wedding of Matt and Octavia (from CAVEMAN). ***

















Jo Raven is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, best known for her series Inked Brotherhood and Damage Control. She writes edgy, contemporary New Adult romance with sexy bad boys and strong-willed heroines. She writes about MME fighters and tattoo artists, dark pasts that bleed into the present, loyalty and raw emotion. Add to that breathtaking suspense, super-hot sex scenes and a happy ending, and you have a Jo Raven® story.




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