Forever Christmas – The Second Season

Forever Christmas – The Second Season

GENRE: Sweet Contemporary RomanceForever Christmas, where the spirit of the holidays never fades.

Forever Christmas tree farm has grown in popularity, activities, and sales steadily for the first year. Juliet and her friends have hired a few new employees, but are still in need of more help.

Juliet learns of a women’s shelter and their cutting program to place their women in an intern situation. This program is called, Life Bridge and it provides their women the opportunity to learn new skills while safely housed and totally separated from their past. The owners of the tree farm contact the shelter and four interns are assigned to the farm.

Visit Forever Christmas and follow Ivy, Noelle, Miranda, and Sadie as they discover their futures can surpass what they once believed possible.

Book One ~ Christmas Ivy

Ivy’s always been a part of Christmas; can this Ivy put down roots in Forever Christmas, where the spirit of the holidays never fades?
Ivy Harper is a survivor. Deprived of college by a selfish mother and stuck in a dead-end job that can’t pay the bills, it’s the last straw when she finds herself a crime victim, too. Hoping for a new start, she flees to the big city, only to end up homeless. Her one chance is an intern program that offers a new life on a farm outside a small town. But can a farm job provide Ivy’s artistic soul the security and fulfillment she needs?
Mason Weatherly is exhausted. A leading surgeon, ER doc, and specialist in internal medicine, Dr. Weatherly is in constant demand. Unfortunately his seventeen-hour days and long weeks mean he has no relationship or personal life. Frazzled and desperate for a break, Mason decides to visit his brother, Colton, before Colton settles down. Mason needs to discover for himself how a small town and a tree farm managed to tame his career-driven brother.

Joanne was born and raised in Sherburne, New York, a quaint village surrounded by dairy farms and rolling hills. From the moment she could read she wanted to explore the world. During her college years she slowly crept across the country, stopping along the way in Oklahoma, California, and finally Washington State, which she now proudly calls home. She lives with her husband and Dobermans, in their home located on the Olympic Peninsula with a panoramic view of the Olympic Mountains.
Joanne writes romantic suspense, paranormal, and contemporary romance. She loves to submerge herself in the world of her characters, to live and breathe their lives and marvel at their decisions and predicaments. She enjoys a wide variety of books including paranormal, suspense, thriller, and of course romance.
Joanne is a member of Romance Writers of America, and past President of Peninsula Romance Writers, which was Debbie Macomber’s home chapter.
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Book Two ~ Christmas Treasure
A small town where everyone knows everyone’s business prepares for the holiday season. It’s not just Noelle’s secret that places Annie and Noelle in harm’s way but a secret from within her own treasured town. Will the town pull together for the holidays despite what secrets linger?
Annie Dixon devised a plan with her friends the year before to buy the local tree farm. Her plan to entice Ryder Harris to stay in Glenville also worked. They just announced their ‘I do’s’. But with the busy holiday seasons ahead, Annie and her friends are swamped. They need help. The Life Bridge program is their answer. They will take on four women from a shelter in the city as interns and lodge them at the farm.
Annie takes Noelle Matheson under her wing at the flower shop. Noelle has a hidden talent for flower arrangements but also a hidden secret that Annie wants to uncover. A sudden romance buds between Noelle and Annie’s childhood friend, Ashton Norris. Annie hopes Noelle’s secret won’t leave Ashton broken-hearted again.

“Flowers for all Seasons, this is Annie, how may I help you?”
She laughed with Ryder’s comment. “Your lips on mine would be a great start.”
“As soon as you get back home, I promise they will be.”
He told her he had one more stop for Colton and then would be on his way back but wanted to give her an update of his visit to the diner Noelle had worked at.
“Did you find out anything?” Annie’s curiosity built up. She hoped she was wrong that Noelle had a deep dark secret. Especially now that she’d hooked up with Ashton; she didn’t want him to get hurt again. His fiancée did a number on him a couple of years ago. He hadn’t dated since. It had been the talk of the town until last year’s incident at the resort when Ryder arrested the resort’s manager for money laundering, along with his head of security.
“The owner of the diner, Marg Peterson, was very helpful. But I wasn’t the only one at the diner looking for Noelle today.”
“Who else was looking for her?” Annie pulled out the stool and took a seat. This only proved her instincts were right about Noelle. Something wasn’t right.
Angela Ford originates from Nova Scotia…Canada’s Ocean Playground!
Her love of the ocean and sunsets are always in her heart and give her inspiration. Her love for words keeps her turning the page. She is never without a book, whether she’s reading or writing. Now residing in Ontario, Angela works in Finance – numbers by day – words by night. Her dedication to volunteer and involvement with cyber safety seminars gave her an Award of Distinction and sparked the idea for her first book Closure – suspense with a dash of romance that hit the best- selling Action/Adventure and Women’s Fiction. Angela continued this FBI suspense with Forbidden and will deliver the final of the series in 2015. She also writes contemporary romance, sometimes sweet…sometimes spicy and sometimes with a dash of suspense. Unforgettable Kiss delivers a spicy romance with a dash of suspense. Blind Tasting of The Love List series and The Christmas Wreath of the Forever Christmas series are sweet reads. 2015 kicked off with a new Romantic Suspense Surrender.
Between two jobs, being a mom with a home always filled with young adults and rather interesting stories; she is lucky to have one very patient and understanding man. But it is the furry family members who rule the house – a Puggle (Pug/Beagle), a new Chug puppy (Pug/Chihuahua) and two loveable cats. Every possible quiet moment she finds, she treasures and just writes about the moments to come. Angela is an avid reader of romance, a member of the RWA, KOD (Kiss of Death – Suspense Chapter) and Mississauga Writers Group. You can follow her at BTGN or visit her website/blog Romantic Escapes at to connect with her on her social network sites. She loves to hear from her readers – they keep her smiling!

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Book Three ~ Just Before Christmas
Ex-marine and ex-cop Joel Stinson has left his days of carrying a gun behind. Being hired to work security at a ski lodge seems easy enough and gives him a chance to put some old demons to rest as he awaits the coming of Christmas. When he meets a secretive beauty with a past working at the lodge, his cop instincts warn him to steer clear, but his heart is engaged by her shy smile. Can he risk sharing his past with her or will he be hitting the ski slopes this holiday season alone?
Miranda Davis is tired of running and hiding and being afraid. Taking part in The Life Bridge program gives her a chance for a fresh start, and she vows to protect herself at all costs, especially since the police’s failure to do so left her scarred in more ways than one. But spending time with ex-cop Joel Stinson begins to put her at ease, and her fears for her safety and of the police, begin to vanish. Has she found safety-and maybe the chance to love-at last or will danger come calling, putting her on the run once more?
Karen Hall makes her home in East Tennessee with Buddy and Febe, aka THEWONDERDOGS! When not writing romance, she works as a therapist, sings in her church choir and tries to keep the flower gardens tamed-a battle she too often loses.
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Book Four ~ Sadie’s Santa
Sadie Wilden needs a fresh start, so when the women’s shelter administrator invites her to participate in a new program designed to safely house battered women and teach them a new job skill, she’s all in. If everything goes right, she’ll meet the social services requirements on time and be reunited with her baby—that is, if the police locate and arrest her ex.
Sadie won’t put her daughter in harm’s way, no matter how much she misses her. She just has to lay low and do a good job at her new intern position.
When Gus Sadler, an investigative reporter from Seattle, shows up at her workplace, Sadie’s leery of his intentions—after all, it was the media that leaked information that put her baby in harm’s way.
Gus is drawn to Sadie right away, but he’ll have to work double time to earn her trust. Can he set aside his inclination to investigate her background or will he jeopardize his chances by digging into her past?

Gus was quiet—too darned quiet. Sadie wondered if she’d done something wrong but she couldn’t think of anything. She really liked Gus, even if he was a reporter.
He pulled into a parking spot and turned off the engine. “You know I don’t even know your last name.”
“Wilden. Sadie Angelica Wilden.” There. She’d told him. Now to tell him the rest. She opened her mouth to speak, but when she felt Gus’ hand cup her chin, she leaned into him for the kind of kiss she’d waited for all night.
Jackie Marilla writes contemporary romance from the Hawaiian Islands and beyond. She and her husband live on a macadamia nut farm on the island of Hawai’i where they feed a clowder of cats and a flock of hodgepodge chickens. In a past life, she was an elementary school teacher.
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Affairs of the Heart – Blog Hop


Each day a group of blogs will present special excerpts from some of the books…look below for the blog hop schedule.

Name of cover designer: RENE FOLSOM
Official genre of box set: ROMANCE
Content warning: 18+

Contemporary Romance Box Set — Complete Stories Anthology — Hot New Release — Vacation Reading Package


Due to mature content, situations and language, this collection is recommended for audiences 18+. Heat levels range from sensual to scorching. All works in this box set have been professionally proofed by Paper Gold Publishing, unless this service was expressly refused by the author. Some stories are written in American, and some in British English. The authors have chosen to stay true to their heritage.

Includes a mix of already released and never-before seen stories, all complete works. Those books which are part of a series can be enjoyed fully without the need to read the complete series (though there is a chance you might develop story-addiction issues—for that, we apologize).

Dive into summer in good company. Affairs of the Heart gives you the chance to make 15 new sets of best friends. Just think about it: 15 hot boyfriends and girlfriends you can lust after, laugh with, or shed a tear for. If there is one thing this set is brimming with is intense emotion. We guarantee you won’t be able to simply walk away, stone-cold, from this collection.

Maci strives for one thing in life—anonymity. With her writing career in full bloom, all she wants is to work in peace while concealing her true identity from the public. Though readers love the science fiction worlds she creates, Maci knows that gender stereotypes could damage her career if she is exposed as a woman.

Liam is the envy of all gamers as the lead developer for nZone Studios. Over time, he builds walls around himself, keeping people at arm’s length who only gravitate to him for his material possessions rather than who he is as a person.
With thick barriers around their hearts and their past looming in the shadows, Liam and Maci challenge each other by slowly peeling away their protective layers and seeing each other for who they really are. It doesn’t take long after their chance meeting at a coffee shop for them to become one another’s game changer.
Note: This contemporary romance novel is the first book in the Playing Games series and contains adult situations meant for ages 18+.

“Trust me, he says. You’ll be safe with me, he says.”

Amelie Watts is sick and tired of being treated like a child. She might be willowy and delicate, but she has strength of the kind that doesn’t show on the outside. Plus, she learned all she needed to know so she could cope on her own. Now, if only her big brother would finally release her inheritance! She would fly to the Bahamas and kiss the backwater she grew up in goodbye.
Jason Watts is fed up with picking up the pieces of his little sister’s life. If only she would grow up already and learn to live life without stabilizers! Her latest idea is insane, and bound to be her most enormous failure to date. But how to make her understand?
Enter Rob Tyson, incorrigible bachelor and Jason’s best friend. For a laugh, they make a bet.
Two people, a hastily acquired boat, and a tropical paradise. What could possibly go wrong?

Zaed, Sophie’s American-born friend, kneels at a party to retrieve a glittering ring from the floor. Before anyone can comment, Natasha, Sophie’s cousin, is shrieking ‘yes, yes, I accept’ to a bewildered Zaed. It’s all a cosmic mistake, but things get out of hand rapidly as Zaed’s father, an old friend of Natasha’s father, bribes Zaed to accept Natasha’s expectations and wed her. But then, Zaed and Sophie fall in love. And the huge, elaborate wedding between Zaed and Natasha, a wedding that will join two powerful families, is next week.

You don’t just back out at the altar. Not in Pakistan…

James, a UK based chef, has tried to make a career with EAT-TV, but his womanizing ways aren’t what they’re looking for with their wholesome family style image. However, the producers of a new reality show about single life, The Fixer Upper, think he’s perfect. Against his wishes his agent convinces him to give it a shot. His overpriced bachelor pad is needing a mortgage payment, and he needs a job to support the tween-aged daughter that’s recently been dumped in his lap.
Margaret Dumas is control freak who has micromanaged her marriage to shambles. When she makes a deal with her mother to quit fixing her up if she’ll do this new reality show, she thinks she’s won. No more blind dates, no more friendly advice, no more “chance meetings” with her Mother’s friends’ sons. The only catch is she’s got to go on detestable reality television and expose her dating habits to a total stranger who is supposed to “fix” her and make her a dating machine. As if.
When Margaret meets James, they clash on the surface, but deep down they recognize something in the other that they want. Redemption.

My name is Alix and I am addicted to sex.

Had been for years. I thought I learned how to live a normal life, but that’s the thing about addiction, it creeps back up when you least expect it. There is no one there for me, no one I can turn to for help. Until I’m given a chance to explore a side of myself I’d always kept locked away. I was lost…until him. I can’t tell you who he is, or why he does the things he’s done. All I can say is I hope one day I behave well enough to take off the blindfold and see the man who controls my addiction. My Master.
My name is John and I am addicted to control.
I tried to deny the dominate side of my personality. I didn’t want to admit how much I enjoyed the power, how much I enjoyed causing pain. That is until the woman I’d been secretly been stalking waltzed into a BDSM club right in front of me. All bets are off. She will be mine.
Together our addictions feed off each other, fueling the fire that burns within. Until suddenly the fire is too hot to handle, burning everything in its path. The pain and scars we’d both come into our fragile relationship with are split wide open, exposing more than either of us can handle, possibly leaving nothing behind to salvage from the ashes.
**Warning: Intended for audiences 18+ due to explicit sex & vulgar language, mention of rape/abuse**

She’d been dealt too many blows to count. He’d always lived life on easy street. Are they Yin and Yang or a mistake of epic proportions?

Makeup artist Reggie Reynolds has endured a life as colorful as her ever-changing hair. After a painful childhood and a tragic adolescence, by sheer force of will, she found success – first in Hollywood, then on Broadway. Returning to her hometown offers a chance to help her aging grandfather and realize her dreams, not to mention soothe a broken heart. But even her storied past won’t prepare Reggie for what happens in her next chapter.
When reporter Eddie Besson meets Reggie on a flight to New York City, he thinks he’s at an all-time high-point in his cushy, perpetual-youth life. Twenty-four hours with Reggie changes Eddie’s perspective. Despite the fact she doesn’t want anything to do with him when he leaves, Eddie can’t stop thinking about the girl from New York City long after he’s gone from the Big Apple.
As Eddie’s perfectly-orchestrated life falls apart, he has some tough decisions to make, with only one thing certain: there will be consequences to pay for his lackadaisical approach to adulthood. Reggie’s own soul-searching reveals some painful truths, including guilt about passing judgment on the guy from Maine. When she runs into Eddie again – this time on his home turf – sparks fly and decisions must be made, choices that aren’t universally well-received. Will this unlikely pair go all-in, find a way to balance the scales and live life on their own terms? Or will tragedy tear them apart for good?

What would you do if you had no place to go and no one you could trust?

Jackson Beaumont prides himself on being a nature-loving, guitar-strumming, carefree sort of guy. When the mysterious Lena Benton walks into his bar looking scared and defeated, it’s not something he can ignore. He’s immediately consumed by concern for her and driven by his desire to help. She’s just so beautiful. So wounded.
After being shuffled from one foster home to another growing up, Lena Benton dreamt of finding her prince charming. When the captivating Troy Harington sweeps her off her feet shortly after high school graduation, she’s certain she’s found her happiness. Unfortunately, Troy’s true colors surface shortly after their marriage and things turn ugly. Lena only has one choice. She has to leave him. She has to run…
Lena’s escape has brought her to Jackson, and he clearly wants to be there for her, but can she trust anyone again after what she’s gone through? And will Jackson be able to help her heal without losing his heart?

Mangled Hearts become Entangled Souls

Cade is on the road to recovery with Francesca’s love and support guiding him. His life is changing drastically, from attempting to mend the rift between he and his father, to trying to have a normal relationship with his now fiancé. Most of all, Cade must find a way to control his urges so he can be completely released from rehabilitation.
Francesca is building her law firm with the help of those she loves most, but when a close friend reveals her true feelings about Francesca’s engagement, it sends her emotions into a tailspin. Through all of this, she is forced to put her feelings on the back burner for everyone else, until the anniversary of Josie’s accident rolls around. Francesca must learn to put herself first before she falls apart.
In this novella, join Cade and Francesca as they explore their relationship and begin their lives together.

Thank you for picking up this Crimson & Clover short story, SURRENDER. If you’ve read THE STORM AND THE DARKNESS, you will recognize pieces of this from Ana’s flashback to her prom night. SURRENDER is an expanded version of that scene, painting her teenage courtship with Oz with color and context.

Having read other books in the series will provide deeper insight, but they are not required to enjoy this story. SURRENDER is the first of many Crimson & Clover Lagniappes (or, bonus stories). You can pick it up anywhere in your series journey.
I hope you enjoy this quick, lighthearted read about the joyful innocence that accompanies first love.

Andi has always been anxious about her weight and like many women, thinks that unless she is thin, she has no value.

Follow her ‘misadventures’ and see if this is true or will she find there are more important things that makes a person who and what they are?

Jack Austin had it all – a great home, career, and the girl of his dreams. Then one night he lost them all, thanks to his father. Now he has seventy-two hours to find a way to get back his ranch, and win the heart of the only girl he ever loved.

Katrina Mitchell was a small-town girl who had big dreams. She was the first in her family to graduate high school, and was determined to go to college. Then she met Jack and found out love did not have to come with a price. They made plans for their future, but it all came crashing down around them.
She lost more than she could ever tell anyone that night. Now Jack needs her help. Can she help him without giving away a secret she had fought so long to hide?

Leaving the Marines and returning to the Tormented Souls clubhouse to live with my brother, the president, wasn’t as easy as I thought it’d be. I have too many secrets, too many scars to hide from the world. I thought the years away would’ve dulled the crush I’ve had on Ellis since I was a child. They didn’t.

He’s got his eye on me and nothing I say will change his mind. Not even when my boyfriend shows up and he finds out the darkest, most embarrassing secret I have. He thinks it’s the only one I have, little does he know, I have a bigger, scarier one that I absolutely refuse to share.
**WARNING: CONTAINS ADULT CONTENT – Also, please don’t bother reading if you think being in the Marines leaves you unfeeling and cold without the need for comfort when far away from home. Don’t read this if you have problems with LOTS of sexy scenes or sex. There is vulgar language used so if that bothers you, probably best to skip this book**

A day of errands and fate were responsible for Nadia and Dillon’s paths crossing.

He asked her out, then found himself begging her to keep their first date, the date she had wanted to cancel. Five minutes of her time was all he asked for. He just wanted to see her again. They married and had a perfect storybook love.
But, when Dillon gets in a terrible car accident one morning on his way to work, Nadia’s world crumbles. Life as she knew it changed – perhaps for good.
From amnesia to a lengthy hospital stay to months of physical therapy. The stress of recovery has them questioning the state of their future together.
Will they find their happily ever after?

Joshua Elijah Griffin, IV is on his last chance. A stint in rehab and a transfer to a new school has scared him into putting his life on track. He’s determined to live up to his family’s expectations, but on the first day of class, Josh meets a girl, and he knows his father won’t approve, but in Carrington, he sees a kindred spirit. He’s willing to give up everything to be with her.

Carrington Olivia Butler is ready to shine. Always in the shadows of her siblings, she goes away to college to break out of her shell. All Carrington wants is to feel special. Josh’s attention is exactly what she craves, but their intense and sometimes volatile relationship is more than what she bargained for.
Josh’s demons return, and Carrington’s feelings fade, but both aren’t ready to give up hope. They give their love one last shot to survive, but hope, may not be enough.
**This book contains adult subject matter. Not intended for young readers**

When Isla Holmes’ life as a child is turned upside down and she is ripped away from her soul mate, she is forced to live a life with evil.

When Isla and her soul mate cross paths, will they find a happy ever after or will evil intervene?




A perfect storybook love, until the unthinkable happens… How was it fair for everything to have been so right and happy yesterday and so heartbreakingly wrong today?~

Chapter 1
We couldn’t keep our hands off each other. The physical attraction was so powerful between us. If there was such a thing as a soul mate, Dillon was mine. We were quickly approaching our sixth wedding anniversary, yet it felt like we were still newlyweds. My relationship with Dillon seemed to get stronger each day. We rarely disagreed, well, not over anything big anyway.
My husband had always been a wonderful, kind, attentive lover. He was caring, sensual, and passionate. Our sex life was scorching hot, just like him.
After dinner, I told him about Liza’s invitation to the girls’ night out, and then we quickly changed the subject to talk about our upcoming anniversary celebration. I tried to pry even the slightest hint out of him about what he had planned, but he was closed–lipped. I eventually just gave up.
We finished watching the news and my favorite sit-com, then decided to watch a movie. He pulled me in to rest against his chest as he held me snugly in his arms.
We paused the DVD and took a break about halfway through the movie to get each of us a glass of soda pop. When we returned to the sofa, Dillon lay down, resting his head in my lap. I ran my fingers through his hair with one hand while the other massaged his arm and back. I just loved touching him.
It didn’t take long before I heard him snoring. I sat and watched the rest of the movie before I attempted to wake him.
“Baby.” I shifted under his weight so I could lean down and kiss his forehead. He groaned.
“Baby, come on. Let’s go up to bed.” I ran my fingers through his hair again, and gave it a slight tug.
“Mmm.” He stretched as he pushed himself up into a seated position. I stood up from my seat and held my hand out to him to help pull him up. Instead, he yanked my hand, sending me toppling into his lap.
He held my face in a light hold, touching his lips against mine.
“Did I tell you how much I love you today? Infinite, baby, infinite.” He kissed my lips, then he whispered into my mouth. “Come on. I want to hold you in my arms while I fall asleep.”
Each morning I was in awe as I watched him get ready for work. Dillon was absolutely gorgeous to me. He was the love of my life. He stood six feet three inches tall and still had a pretty athletic build. He worked out five or six times a week and had a fantastic muscular chest with a nearly flat stomach – age added a little bit there. He prided himself on his appearance, and I appreciated every bit of his effort, and every inch of him for it. His eyes were green and he had dirty blond, brownish hair. He was a good-looking, clean-shaven man when he left in the morning, but by the time he got home, he had just the slightest scruffiness to his face. I loved that.
After Dillon and I were married, I had gained twenty-five pounds in the first year. Nothing fit right, and what did fit, didn’t look attractive on me anymore – not in my opinion anyway. He never seemed to mind, he always told me how nice I looked. But deep down, the insecure me couldn’t help but wonder if he was being totally honest with me.
For a few years I couldn’t wear the sexy outfits he had loved so much. However, I finally lost that extra weight and was able to dress up for him again. I planned to do it every chance I got. Or at least twice a week. My body wasn’t perfect, but whose was? And technically, I could have stood to have lost another ten pounds or so. At least I had made it back to my wedding day weight. I had often wondered, when you gain twenty-five pounds, how is it that you need to lose more than that to get back to the actual size you were before you gained weight in the first place?
I had two closets for my clothes. The larger of the two closets held all of my day-to-day work and casual clothes. The other closet, which was smaller, was filled wall-to-wall with lingerie. It had my bustiers, teddies, panty and thong sets, stockings, garters, and baby dolls that we had bought over the years. Quite a few of them were the ones that I refused to try on because I knew they wouldn’t fit. I also owned a plethora of sexy costumes from naughty nurse to schoolgirl to sexy cop to voracious pirate. On the floor were countless pairs of shoes and boots. Heel heights ranged from four modest inches to eight inches of super smuttiness that I hadn’t gotten the nerve to put on. The boots were calf-height to mid-thigh high.
Ever since I had realized everything fit again, I loved coming down the front stairs when I’d hear him enter the door. He would step into the foyer and holler my name.
I would make my way down the stairs, then circle around him, teasing his body with my fingertips, wearing thigh-high lace stockings or my stockings held up by garters while wearing six-inch heels. I had gotten pretty good at maneuvering around him without losing my balance in them.
One evening, I had become overly confident and tried to surprise him in the eight-inch heels. I made it down the stairs, and circled about half-way around him, then fell on my ass when I stepped wrong.
That day, instead of helping me up like he had the couple times when I fell in the six-inch shoes, he took advantage of me being on the floor. As soon as I hit the ground, I laughed, but my hip hurt like hell. He smirked as he kicked his loafers off and his foot skimmed across my chest using just enough pressure to hold me down.
“Stay there, don’t move.” He barked at me while he held a stern look on his face. That fierceness in his eyes wasn’t his normal glint when he was playing dominant.
I remained on the floor as he had commanded. I watched him remove his shirt, exposing his gorgeous, muscular, tattooed chest to me. His prominent V was so sexy. He left his pants on as he straddled me – he stood over me. His eyes glared down at me. “Your clumsiness is deplorable.”
He caught me off guard with his tone. I wasn’t sure if he was serious. I was too alarmed to answer him for fear I really had done something wrong. Softly, I squeaked out, “I’m sorry.”
“You will be.” He unbuckled his belt as he continued to tower over and gawk down at me. His face remained expressionless.
He stepped his foot over my body so he was standing with both feet on one side of me. “Don’t move until I tell you to.” He wasn’t able to maintain his firm look and cracked the slightest smirk.
I felt so relieved once I saw his expression change. I was able to fall into the game he was playing once I knew he wasn’t really angry with me. I should have known better than to think he was upset, but, in the past, his attempts to sound stern were followed immediately with his own laughter.
“Yes, sir.” I lowered my eyes to the floor.
We had no idea what real domination and submission was. We’d read a little bit about it, but we made up our own rules for how we thought it should be – domination and submission by Dillon and Nadia. Neither of us was willing to fully submit or totally dominate the other despite having tried it a few times.
He removed his pants and dropped them to the floor. My pussy dampened at the thought of him fucking me on the foyer tile.
“Get up on your knees and put your hands behind your back.”
I scurried into position. As I rose up I could see my breathtaking husband standing before me with his hardness straining against his Calvin Kleins. I could smell his cologne and inhaled deep.
“Is this what you want?” Dillon pulled his underwear down in the front, exposing his thick, beautiful erection to me.
“Yes who?”
“Yes, sir.” My eyes were fixed on his hard cock. I was trying to use my mind power to will his underwear off him, like that would have actually worked.
“You’re already in trouble for falling, don’t add to it.”
I tried so hard not to laugh. In trouble, indeed. “No, sir, I wasn’t trying to.” I could see the pre-cum forming at the tip. What started as a small little bubble had grown to the point that it dribbled down to the top of his briefs.
“Look at me.”
I glanced up at him before my eyes dropped back down to his penis, the object of my desire.
“What the fuck?” he took two steps over to me, softly grabbed me by my hair, and tugged my head back just enough to raise my eyes back up to meet his. “You’re supposed to be looking at me, not my fucking cock.”
“I – I’m sorry.” I was hoping my punishment would be to suck him off. I wanted him in my mouth more than ever. Instead, he wiped the pre-cum off his tip and rubbed it across my lips.
“That’s all you get because you can’t follow simple directions.” He barked through his smile. He pulled his boxer briefs back up, covering himself. “You’re a bad girl, Nadia.”
As I stayed on my knees, Dillon walked around behind me. He reached his hands around me to rub and pinch my hardened nipples. His pulsing girth rubbed against my back. The wetness was seeping through the cotton material onto my skin. His touch was inciting an agonizing inferno deep in my wet pussy.
He reached both hands up under my chin and pulled my head back to force me to look at him. He bent down and kissed my mouth as he continued to hold my chin. He removed one hand from under my chin and slid it down my chest to my left breast, pulling it loose from the tight, suffocating bustier. He kissed me down my chest and raised my boob, forcing my nipple into his mouth. This fucking man, holy shit! He licked and sucked harder than normal, which caused a pang to run from my nipple down deep into my stomach. He released my nipple from his mouth and kissed me again.
“You know I’m going to fuck the shit out of you, right?” he glowered at me.
I wanted to answer – then just do it – but I didn’t want him to force me to wait longer than I already was going to have to.
“Yes, sir,” I replied, trying so hard to remain obedient.
He released my chin and allowed me to straighten back up. My knees were in a ridiculous amount of pain from being on that damn stone tile. He wrapped my hair in his hands and lifted it off my neck. He slid his underwear down enough to free his erection again. He rubbed his warm, hard shaft against the right side of my neck as he turned my head towards it, stopping on my cheek just short of my lips, then he did the same on the left side. If I had stretched out my tongue, I might have been able to taste him. I wanted it in my mouth, not on my neck and cheek.
“Maybe I should just jack off on you tonight as your punishment.”
Are you fucking shitting me? You try walking in eight-inch heels. “Yes sir, if you think that’s best.”
“No, I don’t. I know that’s not what either of us wants.” He let go of my hair and walked back around in front of me. He had a puzzled look, a look of concern, on his face. “What’s wrong?”
HOPE FOR HER — Sydney Aaliyah Michelle

A love hunted by his demons and held together by her hope… “I’m sorry, Carrington.” Tears fell out of his eyes and dropped onto my face to mix with my own. “I love you so much, but I have to fix this.”~

Chapter One
Joshua Elijah Griffin, IV
I stood on these same fraternity house steps fifteen years ago and pledged my allegiance to the Florida State Seminole Nation. I was four years old. All these years later, I craved the innocence of that four-year-old, because walking into my fraternity house after the way I screwed up was not an easy task.
I dragged my overstuffed bag up the steps, praying I wouldn’t see anyone.
With each step toward the door, the weight of my family, my name, and my father’s influence pressed on me. I half expected my father’s six-foot-two frame to be standing behind me, pushing me into the life he expected for me.
“This is your legacy, my boy,” he would say. I would nod and tune him out. I’d heard this speech a million times before.
His influence stained the floorboards; his shadow loomed. He probably haunted the place.
“Joshua Elijah Griffin the fourth.”
Oh, shit. Dad?
I stopped in my tracks and looked up to see Jackson Mitchell, my oldest friend, standing in the doorframe. A wave of relief washed over me. We’ve been friends since the fourth grade.
“Hey buddy,” he said and chuckled as he approached and hugged my torso.
His bear hug cut off the circulation in my arms, and I dropped my bag at my feet. As the leader and quarterback of the FSU football team, he personified the all-American football player. He stood six-foot-four and was listed at two hundred and twenty pounds. I looked like a twelve-year-old kid standing next to him.
Jackson and I met on the first day of fourth grade at Brentmore Academy, a private school in Orlando, Florida. I attended Brentmore since preschool, so I was given the task of showing our newest recruit around campus. I insulted him for being a former public school kid, he insulted me for my lame insult, and from that moment on we stuck up for each other. Everyone was surprised we became such good friends; we had nothing in common.
I shied away from my family’s expectations, but Jackson thrived on his. His father played professional football for twelve years; they moved to Orlando when he retired. As we got older, Jackson’s journey put him on the path to the NFL, like his father, but I had jumped off the path of my father’s destiny a long time ago.
“Welcome to FSU,” he said. “And PKP.”
Phi Kappa Pi house, the proverbial and literal center of Greek life at FSU, sat in the middle of the block of fraternity row. Phi Kappa Pi, or PKP as we called it, recruited the wealthiest and most prestigious, but not necessarily the smartest, male students on campus.
As the oldest fraternity in the nation, we wore history and heritage like a badge of honor and relied on that badge to get ahead or get away with stuff, depending on how you looked at it.
I stood next to Jackson looking up and down the street. The exterior of our house, like most on the street, looked like an old Victorian mansion with an ornate front door: white columns, painted shutters, and manicured lawn—rich, opulent, and impressive. Pleasant place to raise a family, if you ignored the horny college frat boys running around with too much money and too much time on their hands.
If people witnessed what went on behind the shutters, they would be disgusted—our parents would be ashamed. But they created most of the current Phi Kappa Pi rituals and excused the debauchery by calling it tradition—my father and grandfather included.
I found the whole thing silly, brotherhood and unity, but I had no choice. I was a legacy. PKP chose me.
My family arrived in Florida around the time the United States acquired it from Spain. The Griffins stepped off the boat and bought everything they got their hands on. Their wealth afforded them a certain level of royalty-like status. As Joshua Elijah Griffin IV, my name carried with it a level of expectation. I started to rebel early against those expectations, but it never worked. My name, time and time again, saved me and put me back on track.
“Come on in. I’ll show you around,” Jackson said.
I followed Jackson through the front door, and nostalgia hit my brain while nausea clinched my insides.
Why am I always following him?
“This place even smells the same,” I said.
The brown leather couches, overstuffed chairs, and dark wood tables gave the place a staged hunting lodge GQ cover feel.
Jackson began his speech.
“We hold meetings in the theater every Sunday night. It’s mandatory,” Jackson said. I stared at him. “What?”
“J, man, I know. I’ve been PKP even before I was born.”
“Sorry, man. Habit, I guess.” Jackson sat down running his hand over his cropped brown hair—a nervous habit since we were kids. “You sure you’re up for this?”
My eyes narrowed and I gnawed on my thumbnail. I knew what he meant but waited for him to say it out loud.
“You got out of rehab like a week ago,” he said. “You sure you’re ready to be back on a college campus? Not worried about temptations?”
“What temptations?” I asked.
“I don’t know. I mean this is a frat house. We drink, and we party hard. Maybe pledges from FU do it different.”
“Yeah, FU’s PKPs snort pixie dust and sit in a smokehouse in the backyard singing old Negro spirituals.”
His smirk made me feel better. Getting shit from Jackson felt like the old days.
In a bitter failed attempted at getting out of my family’s—and when I say family, I mean my father’s—shadow, I applied and was accepted into University of Florida. It might not sound like a big deal, but it was a huge detour from the status quo. My great-great-grandmother graduated with the first graduating class at Florida State University in 1901. Since then, at least one Griffin graduated from FSU every decade, sometimes two or three. My great-grandfather went to FSU, my grandfather, too. My father, my mother, and both of my sisters—they all went to FSU.
When I told my family my plans to attend the University of Florida, hundreds of Griffins rolled over in their graves.
When it came to Florida State versus University of Florida, we weren’t talking ordinary college rivalry stuff. FSU students refer to the University of Florida as FU, instead of U of F, as in ‘fuck you if you go to the University of Florida’.
The north versus the south, U.S. versus England, North Korea versus South Korea, insignificant compared to the Florida State versus University of Florida rivalry. If a Chinese person married a Japanese person, the Japanese family would disown their child. If an FSU student married a U of F student, the families would disown them both.
I collapsed into the nearest leather chair. “Hey, but, we’re all brothers. No matter where I pledged, right?”
I stared at him, waiting for his answer.
“We are brothers,” Jackson said and nodded. He stood up. I followed and relaxed, knowing he meant more than our fraternity connection. I missed my oldest friend.
We headed up the curved stairs; the house was empty this time of day. I would meet the others soon enough.
“This is you. I’m next door.”
I peered into the room and surveyed my surroundings. The room looked like a nondescript hotel room with a queen-size bed and two nightstands in the same oak as downstairs. A small sitting area with a couch and two chairs was situated in the corner near the window. The rich garnet comforter, with its gold accents, reminded me of my childhood bedroom, including the family portrait sitting on the nightstand. I walked straight for it and put it in a drawer.
“Natalie sent this stuff up last week with detailed instructions, including a sketch for reference.” Natalie Palmer was the latest twenty-something blonde-haired, blue-eyed idiot vying for her turn as the next Mrs. Griffin. I dropped down on the bed.
“What are the guys saying?” I asked as I rubbed a hand across my forehead.
“The guys are happy you finally came to your senses.” Jackson leaned against the wall and crossed his arms.
“You’re a terrible liar, Jackson.”
“It will take some time, but the guys will come around. It’s not like you’re the first brother who did something stupid.”
“Yes, but I did something stupid as an FU student.”
“As if being an FU student wasn’t stupid enough,” Jackson said and laughed.
“Thanks man,” I said.
“What are you thanking me for?”
“For vouching for me.”
“Well, don’t make me look like a dick,” he warned, heading out of the room and closing the door behind him.
I leaned back and squeezed my eyes shut. I should be grateful, having a place to go at all, anything to avoid going home.
Even after getting kicked out of U of F for substance abuse and spending the last three months in rehab, my brothers of PKP had to take me. My dad offered to remodel the game room, so fair trade.
I met with the Dean of Students this morning and listened to his speech on responsibility and second chances. I saw it in his eyes. The lecture, a futile attempt to assert his power, but he knew it, and I knew it, too. None of us had a choice in the matter.
FSU had to take me; no matter how much I messed up—another privilege of being a Griffin. No matter how misguided and off the path I went, I always managed to get back on track. Even though sometimes I was dragged back kicking and screaming.
When I left rehab, the head counselor sat me in his office and talked to me about taking advantage of my second chance. He had it wrong. This was my last chance.
You figure I’d be more focused on getting it right this time.
Carrington Olivia Butler
As we turned into campus, I stared out the window, tuning out my mother and brother in the front seat musing about nothing and everything. It had been this way since we left Dallas yesterday. Actually, it has been this way my whole life. My mother and I were never as close as she is to my brother, and this drive cross-country marked her final obligation as my mother. She was finally getting rid of me.
“The campus is really lovely,” Mom commented as she followed the signs to my dorm.
“Much bigger than SMU,” David, my brother, said. He turned around in the seat and stared at me.
“Nothing. I’m just surprised you decided to go so far away from home.”
He turned back around.
I knew it sounded ridiculous and childish, but I swore my mother grew more and more giddy the closer we got to Tallahassee.
I wasn’t a problem child. Quite the opposite, actually, I never got into any trouble at all. I was the youngest in my family, by almost ten years, and I had ruined my parents’ plans to travel the world once my brother left home. They liked to blame me, but maybe the fact that my mom’s diaphragm never made it into her luggage on a weekend trip to Jamaica eighteen years ago was to blame.
I applied to several schools, both in Texas and Louisiana. But, as I discovered that more and more of my high school classmates were going to those schools, I set my sights on someplace farther away from home. I wanted to go someplace where no one knew me, so I applied and was accepted into Florida State.
“I think this will be good for you. Give you a chance to meet new friends,” Mom said.
She never liked my high school friends. I had friends; I wasn’t a freak or anything. My close-knit group of six friends had been together since junior high, and consisted of three girls and three guys.
I grew up in an upper-middle-class white suburb outside of Dallas and had the uncanny ability to remain invisible in a sea of people who looked nothing like me. I never quite fit in. I blamed it on my skin tone, ignoring my other strange quirks, like my aversion to silliness.
I considered my high school experience normal, in the strictest sense of the word: normal activities, normal parties, and normal boyfriends. My girls and I even infiltrated the cool kids’ club occasionally. My junior year I had caught the attention of Matt Brennan. His popularity extended to me due to our relationship, and I held popular girl status by association until graduation.
I got along with everyone, but I never fit in with anyone.
Most of the African-American kids in my school stuck together, but I was an outcast because my boyfriend was white. I was different.
“I guess we are here.” Mom parked in front of Broward Hall, my home for the next year. It appeared bigger than the photos. The red brick gave the place a European feel and was surrounded by a lush green campus; I smiled for the first time since leaving Texas as I watched the other students unpacking cars and scanning the campus with wide-eyed optimism. We were all thinking the same thing—welcome to our new world.
For the first time in my life I felt a kinship with other kids. We arrived on campus with similar emotions; excited, but scared shitless. I grabbed a box and headed into the dorm. My mom and brother followed a few steps behind.
With my dorm assignment in hand, I headed up the elevator to the fourth floor. I approached my room and voices spilled through the open door.
“Did you see the cute tall guy with the curly brown hair?” A girl making her bed spoke to another girl sitting on the floor folding clothes.
“Hello,” I said as I stepped into the room.
“Oh, hey, you must be Carrington.” The blonde girl dropped her sheet and turned, while the other girl struggled to stand up.
“I’m Melinda, and this is Jessica.” She held out her hand, but the box I was carrying prevented me from taking it. She giggled, grabbed the box, and handed it to Jessica. She put her arms around my shoulder and hugged me. The awkward maneuver made me giggle as I found myself eye level with her enormous chest. She stepped back, gathered her blonde hair into a ponytail, and went back to her bed.
Jessica stood there with my box in her hand, but it seemed weird to take it back.
“We put you over here. I hope that’s okay,” Jessica said. She spoke to me but stared at Melinda as if seeking her support.
“Yeah, wherever is fine,” I said.
Jessica set the box on my bed.
“Carr, where do you want me to put this,” David asked as he walked in carrying my trunk.
“At the end of the bed,” I said. He bent over to sit it down. His shirt rode up and as he stood up to adjust it, he found my roommates staring and salivating over him. The minuscule amount of flesh he exposed rendered my new roommates catatonic.
“Hi girls,” he said and winked.
“Hi, I’m Melinda.” She stepped up to him and extended her hand. My brother took it. Jessica stared.
“David, these are my roommates.”
“Nice to meet you.”
“Where do you go to school?” Melinda asked. She licked her lips and tossed her hair, and I watched my brother squirm.
“I graduated college some years ago, but thanks for the compliment,” David said as he turned to me. “I’ll go get the rest of your stuff.”
“Oh my God, he is gorgeous,” Melinda gushed as he walked out the door. “How old is he?”
“What does he do?”
“Oh, wow, thirty’s not too old for me, right?”
Jessica laughed at Melinda’s joke, but I turned to my side of the room and started to unpack, hoping they would get the hint and stop talking about my brother. I knew he was gorgeous; everyone knew he was gorgeous. He lived a charmed life and never experienced a moment of self-doubt or insecurity. I would hate him if he wasn’t such a great guy.
I continued to unpack as I watched Melinda pull out a pair of six-inch stilettos. I admired her long toned legs as she tried them on. Jessica pulled her long wavy brown hair into a ponytail and winked at me as she stretched. Her perfect perky breasts seemed to increase two sizes with her graceful, sexy moves. I looked down at my average size breasts and my average length legs and panicked. How was I supposed to compete with them?
I felt like background decorations all over again.
Two soul mates torn apart by sheer evil… “There is something about you, Rosa, and I can’t stop thinking of you.”
Present Day
Isla could not remember a time when she did not awake from a nightmare, the fear she felt as she relived every horrid memory as fresh as the day it had happened. Perhaps when she was a child she had slept more peacefully.
Back then, her life had been simple; she had been so carefree when life had made sense. Now she was living in her own personal hell, and as far as she was aware there was no way out. This was her life, this was her reality, she hated every moment of it, and she knew deep in her soul there was no way to change it. Each night she was forced to go through the horrors that plagued her and relive every moment.
Her nightmares would always start the same way, and once they did, there was no way to stop them.
Isla was five years old. She and her father William were enjoying a beautiful afternoon at the Bryant family estate. The Bryants thought of William as another son, and so thought of Isla as a granddaughter. The three Bryant men all worked together with her father at their business, Bryant and Holmes. They were all in the rear grounds of the estate, enjoying the beautiful weather. Isla was being spun around by Joshua, the Bryants’ youngest grandson. She was having so much fun, loving every moment of it.
“Higher, Joshie, higher,” she shouted.
“Joshua Jackson Bryant, my daughter will be sick if you keep spinning her like that,” William called from his chair.
“She loves it, Uncle Will.” Josh laughed whilst still spinning Isla around.
Black clouds started coming in and cleared just as quickly, and as they did, the picture started to change.
Isla was at the park with the Bryant grandsons Jack and Joshua. She sat on the swing, crying, as one of the girls from school was picking on her because her Mommy was in heaven.
“She was not my Mommy, she was my Mummy. Just because she is in heaven and is an angel doesn’t mean she doesn’t love me!” she cried.
Joshua must have said something to the other little girl, because she soon ran off crying herself. He came over to Isla, picked her up in a big cuddle and said, while wiping away her tears, “Are you all right, baby girl?”
Isla pulled herself away from him and stomped her foot. She placed her arms across each other in front of her stomach, a frown on her little face, as she said, “I am not a baby, Joshie Bryant. I’m a big girl.”
Joshua laughed and gave her a smile and a wink as he said, “You will always be my special baby girl, Isla, and I will always love you. Tell me what the matter is.”
“Why do I call her Mummy and not Mommy?” she asked.
“Your Mummy came from England, baby girl, and that’s what they call their moms over there. She always wanted you to call her Mummy. Don’t let that little girl upset you. You are so special, Isla. Don’t let anyone tell you different”.
Not knowing really what he meant, Isla moved towards Joshua and gave him a kiss. From the sidelines, they could both hear Jack Bryant laughing. It was a laugh which would always haunt Isla.
“Thanks, Joshie. Love you.”
The dark clouds began to roll in again, and as they cleared, another picture started to form.
Isla had recently turned twelve years old, and once again was at the Bryant family home. She was sitting on the bottom step, listening to her father and the Bryant brothers shouting at one another. Isla could tell that they were shouting over the business; something had happened that her father and Uncle Adam did not approve of. Joshua came over and sat beside her.
“Are you okay, baby girl?” he asked.
“They are shouting again. It is Grandpa Jackson’s funeral and they are shouting. Why are they always shouting, Joshie?” she said as tears started to fall from her eyes.
The picture started to change again, and this time she woke up in a limo. Her father and Joshua’s parents were with her, but something was not right. The adults seemed to be stressed and panicked. The limo seemed to be going at quite a speed, and there were too many sharp left and then right turns. It started turning around, and Isla got the feeling that she was falling. They came to a sudden stop. Mrs Bryant was screaming and William tried to calm her while checking his daughter and best friend. There was something funny about the sudden smell, but she had no time to dwell as she felt two big arms grab her and pull her out of the limo, and then fling her over a very hard shoulder. She started to scream.
“Daddy, save my Daddy.”
She kept screaming while trying to kick and hit at the body which was taking her farther and farther away from the limo and her father, and then she heard the sound that changed her life forever.
The dream changed for the last time, and Isla found herself bound to a chair in a place she did not know. She had arrived back in the United States from her English boarding school (the same one her mother had attended) but she had no idea where she was.
“Did you enjoy your time at boarding school, Isla? I’m sorry to say that life won’t be the same for you now, sweetheart.”
Such a cold, nasty voice, but Isla was unsure where it had come from until she heard the creak of a door and then saw a shadow walking into the room where she was being held. The shadow got closer to her, and then, when she could make out the features of the shadow’s face, her heart beat faster against her chest as realisation dawned on her. She knew this person; this man was the only family Isla had left. It was the man she’d always thought of as an uncle, the man her father thought of as a brother, John Bryant. He bent down on his knees so they were face to face and grabbed her chin with his thumb and forefinger. Isla could see the anger and hatred in his dark, cold eyes as he spoke to her again.
“Everything changes now, sweetheart! You belong to me. You see, as soon as your dear old daddy tried to ruin my father’s business and my brother was too stupid to see it, they sealed your fate. I have worked very hard to get it back to where it was. Because of all that extra work on my part and the millions I have had to spend I think my son and I deserve a reward, and besides, do you know how many lives your father ruined on his little mission? The number of people who would take revenge on daddy by harming you? It’s just easier for the world to think you are dead, sweetheart.”
Her heart was thumping against her chest and she couldn’t get her head around the words that had been spoken. Isla did not understand how her father had tried to destroy their business. What had he done that had been so awful? She was now paying such a high price for what? She was so consumed by her thoughts that she did not realise when the second pair of hands placed the gag between her lips and began to untie her from the chair. She tried to get away from him but he was too quick and grabbed hold of her.
She was being carried, and the arms were so strong that struggling was pointless. She was thrown onto a bed, and the men tied her hands and ankles to the frame. She lay there on the bed, arms and legs spread across it, naked. How did she become naked? She couldn’t remember what happened to her clothes, but she had a horrible feeling she knew what was coming next.
She didn’t want it to happen like this. She had always hoped it would be Joshua, that one day they would be in a serious relationship and he would become her husband and would take her virginity. That it would be taken with love and not force.
The second figure came around so she could see him, and it was the laugh she recognised first. It was Jack Bryant, the boy she thought of as another cousin.
She pulled at her restraints and began to shake her head, to plead with him not to hurt her, but she stopped when she heard John speak.
“Hope you have fun with her, Son.”
Isla woke up screaming. Her breathing was fast and heavy as she tried to sit up. She was covered in sweat and her heart was thumping so hard against her chest, the sheets she lay on every night twisted around her body like a snake. Isla had just had the same dream she always had and she awoke in the same small room in the basement of the Bryant estate, where she had lived these last few years.
They had told her earlier that things were going to start to change, but how?
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Rene Folsom, author of contemporary and paranormal, lives in Florida with her husband and three kids. She has officially diagnosed herself with creative ADD and often has a million and one writing projects going at once. In addition to writing, she is also a graphic artist who enjoys creating custom book covers for indie authors. She is definitely an artist at heart and would love nothing more than to be elbow deep in clay during her waking hours.
Rene believes that all fiction is based on some form of reality—otherwise we would never have the inspiration or knowledge to dream up the realistic situations we portray with our words. She is proud to say that her personal experiences have been inspirational, though perhaps not always identical to that of her fictional characters. Where reality and fantasy diverge, however, must remain her little secret…

Ella Medler is a U.K. author and free-lance editor. She writes fiction in more than one genre, in a seemingly vain attempt to slow down her overactive brain enough to write non-fiction on subjects she knows a thing or two about. She also does not believe in the starchy use of English, and ignores the type of rule that doesn’t allow for a sentence to be finished in a preposition. Her books are action-driven, and well-developed characters are her forte. Loves: freedom. Hates: her inner censor.

HA Kay I was in grade 7, and bunking PE when I read Tolkien’s Two Towers from the LOTR trilogy.
I know what you’re thinking. Certified nerd! I remember what I was thinking. Where had this book been all my life?!
I loved it. I can’t recall the scenes I’d read then but I remember how transfixing Tolkien’s Middle Earth was. I instantly wanted to write something like it.
But such dreams are easily forgotten in the wake of building a real career.
I went ahead and enrolled in a business college and did my MBA with tinselly rainbow colors, making a tiara out of my nerd cap. It was a good day. And it was a good year at the bank. But the best time was when I landed at an ad agency’s creative department to write jingles and slogans and slaughter both my languages (Urdu and English) in the process. I learned a lot there. I wrote a lot there. And I became apt in the art of killing my own brainchildren a.k.a. self-editing.
Then, I got married. Moved to the United States and started a family.
For two years I was a good stay-at-home mom. Then, I thought I could be good at something else too. I couldn’t decide on what exactly till I stumbled upon my old diary – a leftover from my baby and teen years. I read all the poems and stories I’d written therein, ranging from an ode to Mom to a soul-searching monologue. I realized I wasn’t bad. If I worked on my talent I could turn it into a skill. And perhaps be able to write like the numerous authors who’d inspired me for years. A lost afternoon in the school library from so long ago made its way into my present and I remembered the perfect Legolas. I remembered the imperfect Quasimodo, the roguish Rhett Butler and the ruthless Rory Frost too.
Suddenly, I wanted to create such characters and write their stories instilled with M. M. Kaye-like descriptions and Crichton-like research and Grisham-like authenticity, all tied together with intense moods borrowed from Victoria Holt. Tolkien’s magic dust and King’s dark secrets would just be the cherry and powdered sugar on top.
I enrolled in a writing program immediately and earned my diploma. Next I wrote and edited for a newbie magazine. I wrote two children’s books (5 Kids and 5 Snowmen and Boondon Ka Khel: The Playful Game of the Tiny Water Droplets), and co-authored a trilogy under the title Aoife and Demon.
Now, it’s Love Me Do.
I hope you enjoyed reading it as much as I’ve enjoyed writing it.

Anne Conley has written her entire life and has the boxes of angst-filled journals and poetry to prove it. She’s been writing for public consumption for the last four years. Currently she is writing three romance series. In Stories of Serendipity, she explores real people living real lives in small town Texas in a contemporary romance setting. In The Four Winds, she chronicles God’s four closest archangels, Uriel, Gabriel, Raphael, and Michael, falling in love and becoming human. In Pierce Securities, she gives us Ryan, Evan, Miriam, Zack, Quinten, and Simon. She lives in rural East Texas with her husband and children in her own private oasis, where she prides herself in her complete lack of social skills, choosing instead to live with the people inside her head.
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Rachael Orman Mother by day. Writer by night. I spend a majority of my day with my children and reading while my nights are filled with the sound of the keyboard as I work on my next work.
I have written in nearly every LBGT category as well as the traditional erotic romance category.
I love to try new things and learn from every piece of work I write. I’ll write just about anything once to learn from it. I’ve even ventured out of my normal erotica genre into Monster Erotica. Doubt you’ll find me writing anything not erotic as you can barely get me to even read something out of that category, but then again, you never know what I might try next.
Never stop learning. Try everything at least once.

Lucy Gage started her writing career under another name, but the same vivid imagination and love of books still fuels her daily life. When she’s not writing, you can find her spending time with her family in her home state of Maine, experiencing a life that helps shape her writing.
Look for her website in 2015. Book six in the Ward Sisters Series will arrive in 2015 and book 1 in the Vega Brothers Series – a Ward Sisters spinoff – launches later in the year.

Susan Griscom I grew up in a small town in Pennsylvania, spending most of my time daydreaming or playing around in the mud. I grew out of the mud play, well, most of the time, a good soak in the mud is always fun. I still daydream often and sometimes my daydreams interrupt my daydreams. So I write to remember them. If I didn’t write, I think my mind would explode from an overload of fantasy and weirdness. To the annoyance of my friends and family, my characters sometimes become a part of my world. During my childhood, I would frequently get in trouble in school for daydreaming. Eventually, my vivid imagination paid off and I had the privilege of writing and co-directing my sixth-grade class play–a dreadful disaster, though not from my writing, of course. I’m pretty sure it was the acting.
I enjoy writing about characters living in small quaint towns and tend to lean toward the unusual and edgy.
My paranormal playing field delves into a different milieu, abandoning vampires and werewolves, but not discounting them. Someday I might like to write a novel about vamps and those furry creatures. But for now I like the bizarre mixed with romance. A strong hero or heroine confronted with extraordinary forces of nature, powers and capabilities gets my blood running hot, as does a steamy contemporary romantic suspense.

Felicia Tatum was born and raised in Tennessee. She always loved reading, and at the age of twelve began writing. Her passion for creating stories grew and in May 2012, she finally wrote her first novel, The White Aura.
She still lives in Tennessee with her daughter and her kitty. She loves cooking, books, and animals are some of her best friends. She watches a lot of Disney channel and often dreams up new book ideas. She’s currently working on various projects. She’s the author of the White Aura series, Scarred Hearts series, and Intoxicating Passion series.

Sarah M. Cradit is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the Paranormal Southern Gothic series, The House of Crimson & Clover, born of her combined passion for New Orleans, and the mysterious complexity of human nature. Her work has been described as rich, emotive, and highly dimensional.
An unabashed geek, Sarah enjoys studying obscure subjects like the Plantagenet and Ptolemaic dynasties, and settling debates on provocative Tolkien topics such as why the Great Eagles are not Gandalf’s personal taxi service. Passionate about travel, Sarah has visited over twenty countries collecting sparks of inspiration (though New Orleans is where her heart rests). She’s a self-professed expert at crafting original songs to sing to her very patient pets, and a seasoned professional at finding ways to humiliate herself (bonus points if it happens in public). When at home in Oregon, her husband and best friend, James, is very kind about indulging her love of fast German cars and expensive lattes.

Julie Elizabeth Powell I cannot ignore my dreams, so many of them, with names and places and ideas that spark my imagination and compel me to write; to create stories, whether fantasy or horror, or mystery or psychological thriller or murder or even humour and adventure. So, my garden is sown, flourishing, with all manner of growth, and still the dreams come.
Julie Elizabeth Powell, my soul lingering within my imagination; maybe you’ll join me?
Lynda Kaye Frazier I’m an avid reader of romantic suspense and started writing after a vivid dream. I know, sounds cliché, but that’s how it started. I work full time at a Cardiology clinic, then at night you will find me in front of my computer, writing. I grew up in Pennsylvania, but now live in Arkansas, surrounded by the Ozark Mountains where I get to enjoy the four seasons without a long, cold winter. Other than spending time with my wonderful family, my favorite things to do are writing, reading and listening to music, but my most favorite is going to the beach. Surf, sand and a good book, my stress relief.

Desiree A. Cox was born and raised in Iowa. She married her high school sweetheart and moved to the Philadelphia area after high school and has been happily married for over twenty-five years. She’s the mother of two sons and a daughter.
Writing has always been a part of her life. It started as a way to cope with her childhood shyness, allowing her to communicate without talking. Now she talks and writes … and talks. Desiree also enjoys traveling and spending time at the beach.
Over the past two plus years, she’s been working to get her thoughts in print. She is finally writing what she wants to write. Twisted by Desire, her debut novel, was published in December 2014. In March 2015, the sequel in the Lust, Desire, and Love Trilogy, Jaded by Desire, released. She also has a short story, Fantasy Come True, in the Wickedly Exotic Spring Erotic Wonderland box set that benefits the National Autism Association with 100% of the proceeds.
Look for Reclaimed by Desire, Book 3 and the final installment in the Lust, Desire, and Love Trilogy, later this summer.

Sydney Aaliyah Michelle is an Adult Contemporary Romance writer, a voracious reader, and movie fanatic who hails from Texas.
After surviving 5 1/2 years living in China, she had the courage to finally pursue her passion and become a writer.
Sydney has been blogging at for three years, where she interviews people about their tattoos, discusses her favorite movie quotes, reviews books (New Adult & only the ones she loves) and journals about her writing and editing process.
An active tweeterer, she is also a JuNoWriMo (3x) and NaNoWriMo (2x) winner who notes the sci-fi action flick “The Matrix” as the best representation of her life in the past. She is blessed to be awake now and doing what she loves.
She can recite the entire script for the 80’s teen comedy/drama The Breakfast Club and loves any and everything associated with the Avengers movie, especially Tony Stark.
When it comes to books, Sydney reads many different genres, but some of her favorite writers are Stephen King, Cora Carmack, Alex J. Cavanaugh, Cassie Mae, & Emily Bronte. The Great Gatsby, Under the Dome, Losing It, CassaStorm, Switched, & Wuthering Heights are her favorite books.

Elaine May is my Author name. I live in the West Country 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.

Legends and Legacy Release Tour!

Complete Books Anthologies — Hot New Release — Vacation Reading Package — Perfect Holiday Gift Idea
Published: November 10, 2015
This box set is comprised of a mix of already released and totally new novels and novellas, all complete works. Those books which are part of a series can be enjoyed fully without the need to read the complete series (though there is a chance you might develop story-addiction issues—for that, we apologize).
To some, death is the end; to others, a beginning. To Icarus Fell, it should have been a relief from a life gone seriously awry.
But death had other plans.
Icarus doesn’t believe that the man awaiting him when he wakes up in a cheap motel room is really the archangel Michael, or that God’s right hand wants him to help souls on their way to Heaven. Icarus doesn’t believe there’s a Heaven, so why should they want his help?
But the man claiming to be the archangel tempts him with an offer he can’t ignore–harvest enough souls and get back the life he wished he’d had.
It seems Icarus has nothing to lose, until he botches a harvest and the soul that went to Hell instead of Heaven comes back to make him pay by threatening to take away the life he hoped to win back.
To save the wife and son he already lost once, Icarus will have to become the man he never was. Somehow, he will have to learn to believe.
A young god graduates from God School and gets his dream job of building his first universe. Plagued by a school rival and aided by his friends, he struggles to create a world he can be proud of.
CoDee is a brain damaged young man living on a dusty, dirty desert world. He is barely functional but owns an old junk yard. He hates it when dead animals are dumped in the yard. He says it “hurts his heart” to deal with them. The world he lives on caters to the older poorer freighters and trading ships. A ship rescued a member of a feline species with massive injuries. The cat is dumped in his yard barely alive. The female cat asks for CoDee’s help. He does the best he can. Cat can help heal him, but first she must mend.
Cat’s efforts to help CoDee reveals memories of the individual who nearly killed him, his father.
Are You Afraid of the Dark?
Take a Suspense filled Action packed journey to the Dark Side of the Moon. The brand new Sci-fi/Suspense/Thriller by Ahmad Taylor.
Government agent Derrick Thomas awakens from a disturbing dream to find a message from his father asking for help. As he sets out to lend his assistance he quickly discovers that not only has his father gone missing, but that a clandestine government agency is out to derail his search before it can begin. After the murders of two of his father’s colleagues and the further disappearances of his mother and sister, Derrick is thrust into a battle for the lives of his family while attempting to uncover details of a secret government program which may hold the key to his family’s whereabouts. Will he be able to save them and uncover the truth before he becomes the next victim of a government bent on keeping him silent?
Corruption meets revolution in this steampunk thriller
Before there was a history, the sun goddess Navora visited a moon within her realm that held primitive ocean life. She dipped her staff of power into the primordial sea and stirred. Pleased with what she had wrought, she departed, not at all troubled that a divine spark had touched two small dying sea creatures.
As centuries pass, life on the moon develops into a geothermal steam-powered industrial age. A triumvirate of politicians, banks and corporations bring strain and suffering to the masses they rule over. Unbeknownst to the people of the moon, there may be help. With the gears of time ever moving and trouble spiraling to a crisis point, can three individuals and a handful of fossils prevent a violent revolution?
Mardi Gras is coming, and no one is more excited than Jolie—The Big Easy’s resident good witch. Amidst the festivities, darkness creeps under the blissful veil of love she is entangled with. Her twin sister, the evil witch Melanie, is out to destroy Jolie before her powers can usurp her own, willing to stop at nothing to do so. Jolie, aided by Asher and his seven-man wolf pack, are set to keep New Orleans safe from Melanie’s sorcery, or die trying.
Enjoy the story of Jolie and Asher, a modern-day retelling of the classic tale Snow White.
This Mardi Gras season, let the sinful good times roll with Trapt, a Twisted Wolf Tale and part of the Red Hot Cajun Nights multi-author series (stands alone for reading enjoyment).
Warning: This supernatural urban fantasy romance novella contains adult situations and is meant for ages 18+.
After Charley dies in her office chair, how is it that she finds herself propelled into the mysterious world of Avalon?
Upon encountering an essence, which insists is her daughter – the one she knows she left behind – insanity battles with fear inside her mind.
The further she delves, the more puzzling things appear, especially after she rises into the Orb of Caprice – a realm of fairies, talking flowers and goblins…and something else, something that lurks in the shadows ready to swallow her whole.
Can she realise in time what it is she must do…or has she left it too late?
Gone is a story inspired by a true event.
There is something very evil lurking in the woods surrounding Witchwood Estate.
Alexandria Santorini learns as a child that she comes from a long line of Harvey witches. Now, as a teenager, Alexandria must say goodbye to Catnip Cottage and the Barnabys, her loving guardians for the last twelve years, and go home to Ferntree Falls to claim her inheritance. Witchwood Estate. The home where she was born and her parents were murdered. Her journey home becomes even more sinister, however, when she discovers that there are those around her who have other plans for her and her new friends…
FROZEN HEART — Ella Medler
Quiet and listless, the glass heart sat hidden under layers of unremarkable clutter, its secret safe. The human hands had touched it often through the strata of debris, but until now, had never uncovered it fully. At last, the yellow duster cut through the grime, and the heart began to shift. It would most likely have frozen over again, up on its high shelf, if the cat’s careless pouncing hadn’t made if fall into a box full of tinsel. This is how the history of time and place began to change — with the story of the frozen heart.
A 19th century time travel mystery revolves around Garnets. But then, is it really time travelling?
From early childhood, a young woman has often awakened in the night to find herself in a different bedroom, but she has never encountered another living soul.
And then comes the day when circumstances push her to open a door and look beyond…
The first book in the Sherdan series
“The story is beautifully brought to life with plenty of emotional turmoil … readers will be hooked until the last words.” D. J. Lowbridge, Author
“A strong book about the battle between science and religion without exaggerating either side.” Paul Kater, Author
Sherdan has spent many years planning for the future of the superhuman race he’s created. Now he’s in control of their land and he is expected to forge a fresh start and provide somewhere safe for them all to live, but Britain’s PM has other ideas. On top of this he has to face the one thing he never expected to love.
Anya is on a mission from God; to find out why she has been sent to the heart of Bristol, and what she can do to stop the world being plunged into war. When she finds herself forced to choose between Sherdan with his enzyme fuelled followers and her own country, only her faith can see her through.
Sherdan’s Prophecy is a tale of high stakes and political intrigue. A science fiction novel where faith and technology come together to take the human race another step closer to the final showdown. A gritty account of power that shows both the best and the worst of humanity.
Jorja always knew she was different. But it wasn’t until she discovered her telekinetic ability that she realised just how different she was.Living with her frail mother and an obsessive, cruel and hated aunt, Jorja grapples with the truth of her being.
As her story is revealed, other powers are uncovered – not least that she can see other people’s souls in the colours that surround them – and we are led into a surprising and shocking world of fantasy, forcing doubt as to the sanity of the heroine.
We follow Jorja’s life, delving into her loves, hates and fears though cannot help but delight in the woman she becomes, despite the question which hangs mysteriously in the air.
It will be up to the reader to decide if Mageia and its diverse inhabitants are indeed real or only the illusionary world created by a disturbed mind, due, not only to grief but also to her persecution by her aunt and the defective qualities of a barbarous doctor.
Although the story is resolved, questions will remain.
The Sage Seed Chronicles follows the stories of certain individuals with a psychic gene
There are no monsters on Ose. People can be monstrous enough.
Erin’s parents are murdered and she can sense that same malevolent energy hunting her down. With little time to grieve, Erin is forced into hiding and discovers an unusual ability she’s never had before — she can talk to animals!
With the help of her new found animal companions, she eludes the killer. Disguising herself as a boy, she joins the Autumn Gathering and is able to concentrate on the questions she needs to solve: Who killed her parents? Why are they trying to kill her, too?
Quakes, storms, and murders begin plaguing Erin’s world and she soon realizes that they’re all connected. The fabric of her world is just beginning to unravel…
Legacy (Fantasy Box Set Vol. 2)
Published: November 12, 2015
LEGACY is an impressive collection of fantasy stories — some darker, some intense, all suspenseful, and every one unique. 10 new worlds to explore, 10 wild adventures, 10 ways to make a new set of best friends. The perfect companion for late nights on the sofa, the perfect gift to those who enjoy a good read. Add it to your favorite kindle with one click now.
Mae never asked to be craft-born. She never wanted that burden.
The realm needs magic again, and the the King of Aegunlund has been waiting for the first craft-born girl to marry his son, Prince Casimir.
In Mae’s town of Halts-Walden, the ambitious miller claims his daughter Ellen is craft-born. Mae knows this is a load of hogwash, but she’s glad Ellen will have the unfortunate pleasure of becoming queen instead of her. All she has to do is sit back and wait until Casimir and Ellen are married, then she will finally be free of the threat of her fate. But on that day an event so shocking and terrible occurs that Mae finds herself entering the neighbouring cursed forest on a quest she never thought she’d have to follow.
Join Mae as she rides her white stag through the Waerg Woods with a pampered prince at her heels. She’s out for revenge and nothing, no one, will get in her way.
Celeste is tired. She just wants to be left alone.
For centuries, the half-blooded elf has hidden herself away from the world and lived in isolation. Things have been peaceful, quiet. But some have a greater calling, a destiny. When the humans unwittingly set about a plan to release the source of all evil back into the world, Celeste is called upon by an old ally to stop them, and to keep all of Altierra safe.
Now she must face her past as she and her allies travel across the continent to save a world she has been apart from for eons. Will even her angelic birthright and druidic powers be enough to stop the rise of the last god?
She never asked to be a hero.
Destiny can be funny that way.
Aneira has been wandering the lands since her tribe vanished, eight years ago. One day she hopes to find them and get back to a normal life. In the mean time she has to make the most of any help she’s offered along the road, but she isn’t prepared for what might happen when she decides to help back, or when she’s prevented from running away.
This is a short fantasy story of one girls only desire – to belong.
A hundred hundred seasons have turned since the Goddess banished the Small Gods to the sky, leaving the land to mankind alone.
For Prince Teryk, life behind the castle walls is boring and uneventful until he stumbles upon an arcane scroll in a long-forgotten chamber. The parchment speaks of Small Gods, the fall of man, and the kingdom’s savior—the firstborn child of the rightful king. It’s his opportunity to prove himself to his father, the king, and assure his place in history. All he needs to do is find the man from across the sea—a man who can’t possibly exist—and save mankind.
But ancient magic has been put in motion by a mysterious cult determined to see the Small Gods reborn. Powerful forces clash, uncaring for the lives of mortals in their struggle to prevent the return of the banished ones, or aid in their rebirth.
Named in a prophecy or not, what chance does a cocky prince who barely understands the task laid before him stand in a battle with the gods?
Two Worlds. One Ancient—One New.
Grigori – the original vampires.
Bulguardi – guardian angels.
Long ago, in an almost forgotten realm, the Grigori clash with the Bulguardi in the royal city of Altair.
Their battle changed events in the Ancient World and the New World forever.
Altair, a realm where a year can last centuries and an Ancient magical people still rule.
Rising up from their most recent imprisonment, the Grigori are on a destructive path of revenge, and Earth becomes their next destination.
Trapped in the middle, between the old world and the new, a little girl is cursed with horrific visions from past events she does not understand.
From the Ancient world to the new world on Earth, this is a tale of myth and legend, mayhem and magic, birth and death.
You can run from evil, but you cannot run forever.
My name is Juliette, and this is my story.
He raised his mouth and howled like he never had before. A huge sound trumpeted from his great throat with an intelligent rage that put the world on notice that he would defend his right to live.
The sound filled the vale with shuddering energy. Peasants clutched their covers and stared into the darkness. Children whimpered in their little beds. Praying monks faltered in their entreaties to a higher power when the voice of the Earth beneath their knees called them to attention.
Part of the Tendrils short stories collection.
When Willum, an apprentice book maker, has a nasty fall, he loses all of his memories… including the strictures concerning protective magic for the exquisite miniature dragons called dragilios. Not knowing he is breaking the magic law, and sending the little dragil, Malle, into deadly peril, he draws the friendly, little dragil.
The moment the picture is finished the protective spell shatters. Her anguished cry as she disappears restores his memory.
Devastated at what he has done and wanting to right the wrong or die trying, Willum undertakes a dangerous quest into the malignant world of the giant leather-winged dragons. Can he find her in time before she is ripped apart and eaten or, if he stays too long in that lethal land, before he becomes stone?
The hourglass sands are slipping away toward the doom of the boy and the fragile little dragil. Can he save them both?
What would you do if you were called to another world…a world filled with seemingly impossible things?
Faced with this choice, Davie, Ben, Anne, Chrissie and Billy embark upon a mysterious quest, finding themselves transported to the spectacular and extraordinary world of Avalon, whereupon they are catapulted into one of the uncountable heptagonal pieces that make up the magical sphere of the Orb of Caprice…namely, the Star Realm.
Follow the exploits of the five and champion their long, arduous yet amazing journey. Though the question remains…will Time be on their side?
This story is for anyone with a head overflowing with dreams, a heart filled with a yearning for adventure and a soul buoyant in magic.
This is the first adventure in the Avalon trilogy.
The children are once again called by the Time Keeper of Avalon and find themselves within the Orb of Caprice, this time joined by Daisy, Billy’s unsuspecting grandmother, where, together, they must find the Key of Light, if all their worlds are to be saved before DarkStar gains control.
The corrupted land of the Dark Reaches is full of mysterious and forbidding creatures, testing friendships and resolve as they battle through this fragmented world in an effort to complete their quest.
Faced with these dangers, they have the added worry about what may have happened to Kimeranet, who has disappeared without a trace.
As the puzzle unravels, not least about Kimeranet’s past, a further mystery develops, as the travellers discover part of the Legend of the Kraal, and meet Kaarvok…but should they trust him? And can they remain united as they struggle through this newly found world?
Follow this next adventure and see if they can again successfully fight to save their friend and home.
Secrets Of The Ice is the last of the epic journey for Davie, Ben, Chrissie, Billy, Anne and Daisy. It sees them battle against unrelenting odds within the Dominion of Ice, where they must find the thirteen pieces of the Mystical Pyramid before Lokian can use it to unleash DarkStar and so to bring Elsewhere under its thrall.
There is something they do not realise, however, something that goes back further than the creation of Avalon, but will the secrets be unravelled in time and be enough to show them what they must do and what sacrifices must be made?
Delve into the mystery and find out if they can do it.

Release Tour – Spring Into Love Box Set



From SENSUAL to SPICY this boxed set of ELEVEN contemporary romances includes BESTSELLING and AWARD-WINNING and USA TODAY multi-published authors.

If you like variety in your books these ELEVEN authors provide your heart’s desire from SWEET and FUNNY to DEADLY and SEXY

SPRING INTO LOVE will warm your heart and your bed. This is a limited time offer, so grab your set today! ONLY 99c!

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Handsome, wealthy Quinn McCallister is the most eligible bachelor on McCallister’s Paradise. Making his family’s island resort a success is all that matters to this workaholic. Everything changes when he meets the beautiful new massage therapist…

A woman struggling to stand on her own two feet, and a man who refuses to let her stand alone. When life knocks her off her feet, independent Tori finds comfort in the most unexpected place, in the arms of her male stripping neighbor, Cole. But can he sway her to look beyond his hunky surface and take a chance on love?

Medical student Evie Sanchez is recovering from heartbreak when she runs into Romeo Garcia, the boy she ditched at the prom. Only now, he’s an actor determined to make her his costar. Are his hot moves and sexy lines real or revenge?

Chloe Howard hides her broken heart while burying herself in her work as a Veterinarian. When the buddies of Flynn Davis make her the victim of a bet on a pool game, no one, including the couple, realize that they are making a bet that lasts a lifetime.

Katie Calhoun is too broken to believe in family love, while successful Jace Donner puts family emergencies above his career when he’s needed. They must work together, but making this tough-minded vixen believe in love soon becomes Jace’s top priority and biggest challenge yet.

Detective Jacquelyn Liveon saved his life twice and is now working undercover to protect heartthrob actor Ryan Palmer from an unknown threat. When things on the set heat up, can Ryan and Jackie survive the explosive twists and turns that come from every direction?

Jules Rossi’s world is about to be turned upside down when her big brother, Paulie, announces his engagement. Having been raised by her brother after their parents died, she’s used to him being her knight in shining armor and isn’t ready to share him with anyone else.

Marguerite Ferrara is a rising superstar, but Drew Jackson, the man she loves, sees her only as his younger brother’s ex-girlfriend.  Will Maggie’s friendship with Drew survive her career, her fame, and the rocky transition to love?

Happiness eludes Jordan Priestley until former client-turned-lover Jake Morrison reappears, tempting her with a hopeful future, while dredging up mistakes from her past.
Will Jake and Jordan take a chance on forever, or will reminders of their past be too much to overcome?

With the help of a tiny dog, Ron Hart plans to win back his ex-lover, Cara Wilson. Together they’ll learn that winning sometimes takes losing control.

Dedicated ballet teacher Casey Richardson is about to lose her dance school when along comes handsome divorced dad, Drew Byrne, a playboy mogul who can change it all with a check.  At the crossroads between Casey finding true love or just another disappointing womanizer stands a little boy who needs them both.    

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Spring Into Love Facebook Page — authors from boxset will be doing takeovers throughout the tour
Sassy Southern Book Blog – May 8 @ 8PM CT
Firefly Book Blog – May 13 @ 8PM CT
Crazy Daisy Book Whore Blog – May 20 @ 8PM CT
Love Between the Sheets – May 21 @ 7PM CT


Review Tour – R.E. Hargrave




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R.E. Hargrave lives on the outskirts of Dallas, TX where she prides herself on being a domestic engineer. Married to her high school sweetheart, together they are raising three children from elementary age to college age. She is an avid reader, a sometimes quilter and now, a writer. Other hobbies include gardening and a love of a music.
A native ‘mutt,’ Hargrave has lived in New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Alabama, Texas, and California. She is fond of setting her stories on location in South Carolina and Texas, but its anybody’s guess as to what the genre will be!


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Catherine O’Chancey is a reserved, demure, and graceful submissive. All traits she trained hard to enhance when she discovered the world of Dominance and submission in college. In an attempt to start fresh after the unexpected death of her last Dom, Catherine moves to Dallas, TX to escape the shroud of darkness he left behind in her life. She has tried to fight the need that resides deep within her to submit, but finally has to admit she can’t for it is not a choice, but part of who she truly is. After months of mental preparation, she ventures back into the lifestyle by attending a coveted open-night event at Dungeons and Dreams, an exclusive BDSM club.

Is it fate or coincidence that Catherine garners the attention of one of the club’s board members who happens to be on the hunt for the perfect sub – a partner who enjoys receiving pain and pleasure as much as he enjoys doling it out?
Jayden Masterson is many things: a firm Dom, a shrewd businessman, and a gentleman. What he isn’t, is someone who partakes in relationships outside of contractual ones with his multiple, uncollared, regular submissives. While he likes rough sex, he is not an animal, and can find pleasure only if it is consensual. What his harem is missing is a pain slut; could there be one in his future?
Upon meeting Catherine, Jayden feels an instantaneous spark inside him that has him wanting to know not just her body, but her mind. He wants to unravel her mysteries and discover her secrets. Through pain can they find the pleasure they seek? Can part-time pain lovers find full-time fulfillment when it’s not in their contract?
***Contains explicit sexual content (including multiple partners and gender pairings) and mature situations which could be trigger-inducing for some readers. Not meant for underage readers.***
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Over the past year of being Jayden Masterson’s collared submissive, Catherine O’Chancey has worked through the mental terrors left behind by her old Dom—she thinks. To celebrate their collaring anniversary, Jayden organizes a special day, during which her final limits and fantasies will be realized. Will it prove to be more than she can handle? Can she endure the erotic onslaught her mind and body will experience and survive unscathed?

While Catherine faces dark shadows and pleasurable highs, Jayden finds his own inner strength being tested. He has come to realize that, somewhere along the way, Catherine has taken possession of his heart, mind, and body. Now he faces his biggest challenge ever; he must let go of all his submissives but one: his jewel, Catherine. Can he leave his philandering ways behind? Has he made the ultimate mistake by putting his jewel into the hands of others?
***Contains explicit sexual content (including multiple partners and gender pairings) and mature situations which could be trigger-inducing for some readers. Not meant for underage readers.***
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***2015 Nominee for BDSM Writers Con Golden Flogger Award for Best BDSM Novel of the Year***

Catherine O’Chancey is a young submissive who has found her happily ever after, with a man far better than she’d ever dreamed.
Or has she? Is life that easy?
Jayden Masterson first opened his playroom to Catherine—a provocative Irish beauty with a penchant for pain—and then his heart to her everyday persona, Erin. For him, life has never been more perfect . . . Or more confusing.
He’s comfortable as a Dominant, but still finding his way as a lover and equal partner. Jayden is also learning that he can’t protect his jewel from everything—nor should he. Some battles she must fight on her own.
The travesties of Erin’s past still haunt her, and as the couple move forward in their merging relationship, they must now cope with the physical damage left behind by her abuser.
Catherine and her Master have a lot to learn—about each other, and about themselves. If Jayden and his jewel can overcome the challenges they’ll face on the next leg of their journey, their ending just might be . . . Surreal.
***Contains explicit sexual content (including multiple partners and gender pairings) and mature situations which could be trigger-inducing for some readers.***
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Serena Peters has made her place in life writing an exclusive column for a popular foodie magazine. She has fame and fortune, what she doesn’t have is companionship or love. Chef Stuart Wellings comes from an embittered past and has had to fight for the simple way he lives. When Serena shows up to interview him and his small town diner, will an appreciation for food be the only thing they have in common, or will there be more?

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Marshall Chandler is a true American who grew up wanting nothing more than to serve his country to the best of his ability, by becoming a fighter pilot in the United States Air Force. On the eve of his first assignment, he meets the woman that will haunt his dreams and change his life.

 A single night to connect, but a decade to realize it . . . when one man is torn between the love of his country and what might have been the love of his life, how does he stay sane? How does he cope? And will he ever get a second chance at love?
Sometimes fate works in mysterious ways.
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Lacey Harrison has been dealt an unexpected hand in life: being a single mom. With her father’s help and that of the residents at Royal Hills Nursing Home, she thrives and goes on to become a successful baker. She is content with her life but knows that she and her daughter Candy are missing something. Will things change for the better when Trent Childress moves into town and adds some spice to her sugar?

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Distracted by the everyday routine of raising children, being a wife, and keeping a home, Lorraine Morrissey let life pass her by. Her wake up call comes when she realizes that with their children gone, her husband Richard is rarely home, and she’s filling her solitary days with trivial tasks. A crazy idea to save her marriage leads to a summer beach vacation unlike any she’s ever taken; one that involves unknowingly buying a haunted house.


Heather Marsden and Cody Stevens have been an item since their first year of high school. With their future planned and their college graduation within reach, Cody gets devastating news from his doctor. Heather must now cope with the knowledge that she might lose the man who was supposed to be her forever.

While trying to come up with a grand final birthday surprise for him, Heather ends up befriending the new girl in town. Suzanne Cross lives a hippie life full of color and extravagance, seemingly without a care in the world. In truth, she’s all alone and hides a secret.
Heather’s new friend is something more than human, but how far will she be willing to go to save Cody? Just how much faith in “love” can she muster?

***Contains adult material, including sex and recreational drug use. Meant for readers 18+***

Presented by the Crazy Lady Authors, a collection of the good, the bad, and the ugly side of relationships. Hold on to your seats. Some of our tales will have you doubled over in laughter, bring tears to your eyes, and some will make you thankful for the place you call home.


The Crazy Lady Authors aren’t just cooking up plots in their books, they’re also cooking up tasty vittles! Hey, we’re ‘crazy’ about you, so we’re ‘dishing’ our best recipes out in this awesome cookbook. It’s the CLA’s way of helping you serve up outstanding dinners in between reading any one of our published works. We know how easy it is to get lost in the pages. Before you know it, the hours have flown by and it’s time for dinner. The hubby is hollering, the kids are complaining, and even the dog wants treats. We figure it’s all our fault so why not help you maintain peace and harmony in your home by providing this amazing book of easy recipes to keep your clan well-fed? We do, however, stop short of coming to your house to cook it all up for you. We’re writing our next novels, after all! Don’t be greedy. Bon appetit!


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Promotional Book Tour – Jami Brumfield


glitterbase (1)Jami M Brumfield has a passion for the paranormal, supernatural, and mythological worlds for most of her life. She believes there is a kernel of truth in every story and loves playing detective to discover what that hidden truth is. She has written most of her life. She started with poems and short stories, then graduated to journalism working for online websites. It was only a natural progression that her love of writing and her passion for the unknown would combine. Her books are a product of that union.


jamiJami is a multi-genre author in the paranormal arena. She currently has six series out and two more in the writing process. The Winters Saga series is a Young Adult Paranormal Fantasy Adventure with a touch of romance, Mystery Springs Series is an Adult Paranormal Romance with awesome Action and a Mythological twist, PBI (Paranormal Bureau of Investigation) Case Files series is a Paranormal Mystery series with Romantic Suspense, Ghost Connection series is a New Adult Paranormal Mystery series centered around a reluctant medium and her ghostly companions, Shifter Love Tales series is an adult paranormal romance with mythological twist, and Paranormal Hypnotherapy Files series is an adult paranormal romance with a metaphysical twist. The two series coming are Vanished a paranormal dystopian series and Demon Love Tails an adult paranormal romance series.
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Mystery Springs Series: The Mystery Springs Series focuses on supernaturals, human beings, and ancient Gods in the small Colorado town of Mystery Springs. The supernatural and human council are charged with protecting a supernatural nexus that is also a gateway. Each book in the series focuses on a romance between two characters in the town and the brewing war between the ancient gods and the council. Each book will have an HEA or HFN. The continuing thread is the battle.

The Witch’s Vampire (Mystery Springs Series) 

Sophie Waters’s life was turned upside down when her mother passed away from cancer but the news her father and aunt delivered to her after the passing was far more devastating and unbelievable. “You’re a witch doctor, a healer, and you’re needed here to help protect the supernatural inhabitants of Mystery Springs.”
“Like hell,” was her response but the moment the witches unlocked her powers there was no way she could deny the truth. And the moment she met her vampire prince there was no way she could leave Mystery Springs even if she wanted to.
From the moment the powerful and terrifying Giovanni Mancuso spotted the spunky girl in ripped jeans, green cotton hoodie with her jet black hair in a ponytail and her green eyes covered by black cat glasses he was lost. She was not like the other girls that frequented his nightclub. She was different on so many levels. The moment his eyes connected with hers his soul knew she was important.
She was his soul mate, his first love, a love lost centuries ago. Only she was different; stronger, powerful. Sophie and Giovanni explore their feelings while they attempt to uncover the secret behind acts of war on the supernatural people of Mystery Springs. Together they will face off against dream assassins, death, ghosts, gods, and their own families to save the small Colorado town and find a path back into the safety of each other’s arms.
Past lives collide in this paranormal romance with mythological consequences. This book was written for audience of 18 and older.


PBI Case Files series: The PBI (Paranormal Bureau of Investigation) Files Series focuses on a government agency that specializes in investigating paranormal happenings around the world. The agents are a combination of human and supernatural creatures.
Francesca and Sarah Hollister are going to learn very quickly that the monsters that go bump in the night are very real, and very… sexy? After a night of drunken mishaps, the very human sisters find themselves in a tough situation that will change their lives forever.
What they don’t know is they have been groomed for this life since the day they were born. Each possess amazing skill sets that will give them the ability to adapt and survive the new supernatural world they’ve fallen into.
As the newest recruits of the PBI (Paranormal Bureau of Investigation), they learn quickly there is no learning curve, and their lives will be forever put in danger as they work side by side with their new supernatural colleagues. They have each other, and Sarah is learning she has also caught the eye of a brooding, possessive vampire who happens to be on his own road to redemption.
This is the pilot episode of PBI Case Files, a new paranormal mystery novella series that is sure to keep you wondering… what if?
Please note, this is an episodic serial. It was written in novella format and is a part of a series.
This book also contains adult content of a sexual nature and is written for an audience of 18 and older.
Francesca and Sarah Hollister are learning the ropes as the newest members of the PBI (Paranormal Bureau of Investigation), and being a supernatural agent and a forensic expert is not as glamorous as they once thought. Frankie learns that things are far more dangerous in the field than she ever imagined, and Sarah realizes her co-workers aren’t very happy she’s on the team.
When an attack leaves Devon on the mend, Frankie is sent in to help Jasmine and Fang on a case of human cannibalism in Florida. The team realizes the perpetrator isn’t a wendigo, but his ailment is far more dangerous, and the PBI team offers to help find a cure. In the transporting process one of the team members is infected with the deadly virus and the PBI team’s world explodes from there.
The PBI (Paranormal Bureau of Investigation) agents are called in to investigate the mystery surrounding the disappearance of a commercial airplane. Their partnership with ABI (Alien Bureau of Investigation) division is designed to prove this tragedy was not done by supernatural or alien means.
As they delve into the lives of the 214 missing passengers and crew members they will meet an ancient relative of the missing that will shed some light onto the case, just enough is uncovered to make another agency to get involved, one which will do anything to keep the secret behind the random disappearances hidden.
The very existence of the human race is on the line, and the team must make difficult decisions. They are forced to choose sides that could impact the present and the future.
Fang and Francesca, and Devon and Sarah, continue to play their dangerous romantic dances, and a new player enters the equation. The team also uncovers a new break in the Hollister cold case.
ADULT PARANORMAL MYSTERY ROMANTIC SUSPENSE Amazons, Horsemen of Apocalypse, Vampire, Shifters. When Devon and Sarah are kidnapped during their first date, the PBI team joins forces with the Horsemen of the Apocalypse in order to save their team members from the Amazons who are out for vengeance.
It’s a showdown sanctioned by the gods, one that promises to be bloody. Will the unholy alliance be enough to save their friends? Will Sarah find a way to forgive Devon for the crimes of his past? Find out in this episode of PBI Case Files


Vanished series: focuses on the crew and passengers of Avalon Flight 370 that disappeared over the Pacific Ocean. They were scheduled for death only that was interrupted when they were stolen from the past and taken to the future to repopulate human kind. Each book in this series will have a HEA or HFN for the romance.
PARANORMAL DYSTOPIAN ROMANCE. “Breaking News! Avalon Flight 370 has vanished. Authorities continue to search for the plane but the hopes for finding survivors are dwindling.”
Ripped from the past on the brink death. Thrust into a future where freedom is taken away under the guise of protection. Secured away by the creatures that once hunted and tormented the human race. On the surface it looks like a world of peace but underneath the facade lies a war brought on by many secrets.
Will Blake and Melissa find love after being forced to live together, drugged into submission with the sole purpose of saving the human race? Expectations are high, emotional connections to the past are broken, and their lives will never be the same again.
This story contains adult language and situations. It is not intended for audiences under 18
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Andrea’s life is about to change, for better or worse. After escaping the underground compound that housed all the passengers and crew from Avalon Flight 370 she suspected life was going to be harsh but at least she’d be free. This BBW strong woman has no idea what hell she landed herself into.
She is captured by a pack of wolves and is forced into a Mating Challenge where is expected to choose an alpha from six sexy males competing to mate with her. In the process she learns secrets about herself that will crumble her belief in herself and her family.
This story contains adult language and situations. It is not intended for audiences under 18

Ghost Connection series centers around Cassie O’Grady and her ability to see ghosts.

Cassie and her ghostly best friend, Abel, help a girl save her family from a jealous boyfriend. In the process her own family is destroyed.

To make matters worse, her well-built stable world is turned upside down when secrets are revealed that affect her and Abe. Tragedy will strike again, and a savvy sexy detective notices an uncomfortable pattern with Cassandra O’Grady… people keep dying around her.

This book is part of the Treasured Moment box set and sold individually.
NEW ADULT PARANORMAL GHOST MYSTERY Cassandra O’Grady has the unwanted gift of being able to see ghosts. For most of her life she’s kept human interactions to a minimum and avoided befriending the living, choosing to be friends with her ghostly companions. In “Death Does Not Become Her” she learns there are people, living people, who care for her, and will do what they can to protect her. She may not appreciate the connection at first, but if things work out, she might learn how to create friendships that will aid her in her destiny.

In the meantime, she still has Davis, her brother, Abel, and her deceased family dog, Frodo, to help, and she’s going to need every bit of help she can get when one of her classmates from college comes to her in spirit form asking for help.

Mia Stone may not be a ghost…yet, but she is on her way to becoming one as her body suffers in a poison-induced coma. Cassie and her ghostly friends race against the clock to discover the mysteries surrounding the poisoning, and ritualistic killings related to Mia’s attempted murder in hopes of finding the cure that will save her from dying-for real.

Paranormal Hypnotherapy Files series: This series focuses on Clara Jameson and her skills as a hypnotherapist for the supernatural.

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Clara Jameson never suspected her world was going to be turned upside down when she went to work that day. She never thought a woman on suicide watch would lead her down a dangerous rabbit hole into a wolf’s den. There was no way she could’ve known that paranormal forces were at work in her new client’s life; terrorizing her sleep, haunting her soul, and destroying her will to live. Of course not, she didn’t believe in that sort of thing. But she did believe in the power of regression, and was open to the possibility that a past life was impacting Jenna Davis’s current life. What happens next will shake her core beliefs, and open her eyes to a world that very few are privy to. A world where monsters really do go “bump in the night”
This book contains adult language and situations and is intended for audiences 18 and older.


Demon Fairy Tales series is an adult paranormal romance series that focuses on fairy tales for demon heroes/heroines.
“Being a princess is a pretty amazing job, that is, unless you’re a princess of the Underworld. Alleyah “Lee” Jenkins is the daughter of Hades and a human woman, Joanna. Her birth left her an orphan in the human realm. When she hit adolescence, she came into her succubus powers and learned the truth of her birthright. She was destined to marry a demon prince and together they would rule the thirteenth level of the underworld. She had different plans.
This book contains adult language and situations and is intended for audiences 18 and older.


Shifter Love Tales Series focuses on adult romances between shifters and their mates. It also contains meddling by the ancient gods and a fertility curse that the characters work to remove throughout the series. Each book will contain an HEA or HFN.
Homicide Detective Charity Holiday comes across some interesting characters when she works on a murder case of a stripper. One of those characters happens to be her mate.
Malick Pendragon isn’t thrilled when his mate, who happens to be a witch, walks into his life. The timing is completely wrong. What he doesn’t expect is her life to be threatened or that he’d have to save her or risk dying himself.
This story contains adult language and situations. It is not intended for audiences under 18


Magical Secrets Series: Antique hunters search for magical items to hide them away from humanity and keep people safe.
gtGenie’s Treasure (Magical Secrets Series)

Antique hunters and siblings, Josie and Joshua Parker get more than they bargain for when they go looking for the key to a genie’s lamp.




The Winters Saga series is a mature young adult series that centers around the Winters siblings and their family history. Rebecca, Savannah and Hunter are spellbound witches. Their parents were killed ten years ago. Rebecca’s desire for vengeance puts all three siblings on a path of destruction and their lives will never be the same.

Revenge has deadly consequences. Seventeen year old Rebecca Winters’ main goal for ten years has been to graduate high school and take down the people who killed her parents. When she stumbled upon a werewolf pack in the middle of Phoenix, she knew she’d found a way to make her dream come true. Instead of getting vengeance, an act of war has put her into a position of power and forces her to put her thirst for family justice on a temporary hold.He is duty bound to protect her. Lucian (Lucky) Lamont is a member of the Protectors, an elite supernatural police force who works for the Authority. Their main goal is to keep humans in the dark about the creatures who live among them. Lucky is assigned to protect and manage Rebecca, despite her refusal of help. His cover is simple; he poses as the dutiful ‘pretend’ boyfriend in order to keep an eye on the new alpha wolf.She is his mate. Gabriel Black though taking his pack back from the witch who was chosen as the new alpha would be simple. He thought wrong. His entire world was turned upside down the moment he met Rebecca at the Authority Council meeting…and he was hooked the moment he kissed her to prove she wasn’t dating his best friend, Lucky.

It’s like being torn between two lovers. Rebecca is pulled in hundreds of different directions while she attempts to find a way to survive the supernatural world, protect her family, and discover who massacred her entire pack days before her first transformation. She doesn’t have time for romance.

But the heart wants what the heart wants. And the wolf gets what the wolf wants – or so her alpha believes. While Rebecca manages to keep her head above water as she unlocks political and family secrets which could destroy her, she loses sight of the most important people in her life and one of them pays the ultimate price.

Savannah Winters went from homecoming queen to vampire princess in one terrifying night. Now she must find a way to survive the dark world she lives without letting the anger and depression overwhelm and destroy her. Maintaining a balance between her supernatural identity and human cover is more difficult then she could ever imagine. And her decision to separate herself from her family only makes matters worse. How could she forgive her sister, Rebecca for the role she played in her demise?

It’s a question Rebecca struggles with herself as she attempts to rebuild the Arizona wolf pack after the massacre that left her a lone wolf. How can she convince her dear sweet sister, Savannah to forgive her?While Rebecca and Savannah juggle the challenges of their new identities, responsibilities, political alliances, and the men in their lives Hunter becomes obsessed with unlocking the powers they have as natural born witches and finding a cure to the viruses that changed his sisters lives indefinitely.More family secrets unravel and threaten to destroy the fragile connection the Winters siblings share while more enemies come out of the darkness to tear their new worlds apart.

Fire Master Rising (book three of the Winters Saga) is coming soon.
Some of her contributions have been published separately.

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Mystical Royal Destined Love short stories are about the eternal fairy tale of the prince and princess. These stories are incredibly steamy romances with paranormal entities mating to claim their royal love.


The Mystical Box Set Babes is an Anthology of Paranormal Romance, written by women with very different lives, backgrounds, and talents. This group of amazing, talented authors want to give their readers the royal paranormal romance story.


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If you think families are all about life, laughter and love…guess again

Treasured Moments presented by the Crazy Lady Authors, a collection of the good, the bad, and the ugly side of relationships. Hold on to your seats. Some of our tales will have you doubled over in laughter, bring tears to your eyes, and some will make you thankful for the place you call home.


MRL boxThese short stories are about the eternal fairy tale of the prince and princess. These stories are incredibly steamy romances with paranormal entities mating to claim their royal love.The Mystical Box Set Babes is an Anthology of Paranormal Romance, written by women with very different lives, backgrounds, and talents. This group of amazing, talented authors want to give their readers the royal paranormal romance story.Come on and 1-click it!! It’s less than a cup of coffee! I know you’ll love it!! This is for a great cause! Our children! They need you! All proceeds will be donated to St. Jude Children Hospital.

wsLove is as powerful as the ocean, as constant as the tide, as soothing as a sea breeze, as warm as the sun. The Windswept has stood guard over the waters of Galveston for over a hundred years. Within her walls, love abides. Here is a collection of stories, all varied, showing the many faces of love brought to you by the talented authors of Beau Coup Publishing.


In an effort to showcase the amazing talent that exists in the world of independent (Indie) authors, and to offer a variety of styles of creative writing to romance and erotica readers around the world, a concept was born in 2014 to pull together a compilation of authors from all sub-genres of romance and erotica for a common goal. The challenge…to write a short story 10,000 to 30,000 words in length in a sub-genre that none of the authors had ever published in…sci-fi and post-apocalypse. The result? EROS – Indie Romance/Erotica Challenge 2015.


cookThe Crazy Lady Authors aren’t just cooking up plots in their books, they’re also cooking up tasty vittles! Hey, we’re ‘crazy’ about you, so we’re ‘dishing’ our best recipes out in this awesome cookbook. It’s the CLA’s way of helping you serve up outstanding dinners in between reading any one of our published works. We know how easy it is to get lost in the pages. Before you know it, the hours have flown by and it’s time for dinner. The hubby is hollering, the kids are complaining, and even the dog wants treats. We figure it’s all our fault so why not help you maintain peace and harmony in your home by providing this amazing book of easy recipes to keep your clan well-fed? We do, however, stop short of coming to your house to cook it all up for you. We’re writing our next novels, after all! Don’t be greedy. Bon appetit!
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From the mouth of the amazing Amazon multi-best seller:
I’m currently finishing Fire Master Rising (book three of the Winters Saga) which will focus on Hunter’s rise in power and strength. Violet will also go on trial for suspected genocide and Rebecca and Ophelia face off. I’d like to see this book published early April.
I’m also working on The Faerie King’s Guardian (book two of Mystery Springs series) which will focus on the relationship between vampire consort, Marissa and the Faerie King, Brick’s romance. Hypnos makes an appearance in this book as he works to drive Brick to paranoia. This book should be released end of April.
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Treasured Moments Box Set by The Crazy Lady Authors – Blog Tour



Presented by the Crazy Lady Authors, a collection of the good, the bad, and the ugly side of relationships. Hold on to your seats. Some of our tales will have you doubled over in laughter, bring tears to your eyes, and some will make you thankful for the place you call home.

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A Moment in Time – Kelly Cozzone
Alexa Wright is a happily married mother. Her son, Eric, was born in a previous marriage and he struggles with his place in both families. She has vowed to make the best decision for her son. Eric wants to live with his dad. How can she possibly figure out what the right decision is?


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Haunted Raine – R.E. Hargrave
Lorraine Morrissey let life pass her by. Her wake up call comes when she realizes that her husband is rarely home, and she’s filling her days with trivial tasks. A crazy idea to save her marriage leads to a summer vacation unlike any she’s ever taken; one that involves buying a haunted house.

Coming Home – Teri Riggs
Abby, a young Navy SEAL’s wife, must learn to cope after her husband dies in the line of duty. Hoping to learn how her husband spent his final days, she heads to Bethesda to sit with her husband’s best friend, a soldier who remains in a coma caused by the same IED blast that killed her husband. But can anything mend Abby’s broken heart?


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15 W. Gibson – Aubree Lane
Knowing Uncle Sam is about to come knocking, Jimmy Franks enlists in the Navy. Leaving Suzy is the hardest thing he’s ever had to do.
Left alone to deal with their feuding families, Suzy Franks is heartbroken when Jimmy ships out. Her husband’s letters of love brings comfort, but 15 W. Gibson is a lonely place without him.

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The Agent – Samantha Jacobey
An author of dark tales is looking for someone to represent her. An agent who thinks all writers are the same wants the job. Will one lunch date be enough to convince him that she’s different, or will her clouded past continue to overshadow her future?


The Bench – Nikki Lynn Barrett
Ten years ago, Neil spent a summer with his grandparents when he couldn’t deal with problems at home. That one summer led him to his first love, Amber, until a family crisis pulled him away. Now he’s back in town and face to face with the woman he never could forget.


Summer Song – Linda Lee Williams
June Gorman might be imprisoned in a nursing home, but her mind roams free. In her private world, memories and melodies go hand in hand. Every day she embarks on a musical journey through her life, one filled with laughter, love, pain, and tears … her summer song.

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Crazy Love – Jayne Hyatt
Will Meg be forced to resort to using the crazy family tradition, which she has spent most of her life avoiding, in order to win the man of her dreams?

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The Treasured Legacy – Holly Barbo
Leone uses the last of her strength to share important family history with her only relative: her grandson David. Despite her final wish not to sell the family heirlooms, David and his wife, Anne, look into it because of their desperate need for money. But the pieces have secrets and the young couple finds themselves in unexpected danger.

Ghost Connection: Lost – Jami Brumfield
Ghost Connection is a series centered around Cassandra O’Grady and her unwanted ability to see spirits. In episode one, Cassie and her ghostly best friend, Abel, help a girl save her family from a jealous boyfriend.


Poppy – Cherime MacFarlane
A teenage girl learns that the father she adores is not her real father. From her friend’s dad, Emma Kay learns her Poppy won her and her mother on the turn of a card. Wrecking her mother’s car does not help.


Camael’s Gift – Michele E. Gwynn
In the heavenly realms, conflict and war are as routine as escorting souls to the other side. For Camael, his routine has just been disrupted as he finds himself drawn to a human woman he encounters while comforting her dying child.


Life Storms – Terri Hubbard Carle
Throughout life, you face many types of storms. Learning to trust, believe, have faith and stand strong, will help Carley and her family, as well as Carley and Chad grow closer and stronger.


The Tree House – J.B. Yarbrough
The day her brother is born, Izzy hears the words Down Syndrome for the first time. Frightened, she runs to the safety of her tree house.





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On January 16 and 17, 2015, all 14 authors will be gathering at one huge Facebook Release Party. Questions answered, teasers of their upcoming books, visits from special guests and huge prizes available to be won.
Come join the party…it’s a BYOBB (Bring Your Own Book Boyfriend), but I’m sure these authors will have some available too.


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