Friday, April 29, 2016

Excerpt & Giveaway - Kill or Be Kilt (Highland Spies, Book 3) by Victoria Roberts


Kill or Be Kilt
Highland Spies, Book 3
by Victoria Roberts

ISBN: 9781402292064

Release Date: May 3, 2016

Genre: Historical Romance  

About the Book: 

It’s been three years since Lady Elizabeth Walsingham ended her childish crush on Laird Ian Munro, the fierce Highlander who scared everyone but her. She’s a grown woman now, heading to London to find a proper English gentleman. But when the wild Highland laird walks through the door, she’s that breathless youth all over again. 

Ian tries hard to avoid the young lass who’s confounded him for years. But now that they’re attending court, he must keep watch on her night and day. Danger is at every turn and advisors to the Crown are being murdered. Ian soon realizes the girl he’s been protecting is a beautiful lady who needs his help, almost as much as he needs her. 

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Audio Spotlight & Giveaway - Strong Enough AND Love At First Sight by Cardeno C.

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Strong Enough

Strong Enough: Family Collection

  • Written by: Cardeno C.
  • Narrated by: Ezekiel Robison
  • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins



When a casual hookup turns into the potential for love, staid Spencer realizes he wants to build a life with vibrant Emilio.
When 22-year-old Emilio Sanchez sees handsome Spencer Derdinger walking by his construction site, Emilio makes it his goal to seduce the shy professor. Getting Spencer into bed isn't difficult, but Emilio soon learns that earning the trust of a man deeply hurt will take time and patience. With a prize like brilliant, sweet Spencer on the line, Emilio decides he is strong enough to face the challenge.
Spencer is surprised when he's approached by the gorgeous construction worker he's admired from the safety of his office window. Acting spontaneously for the first time in his 38 years, Spencer takes Emilio home. When the casual hookup turns into the potential for love, Spencer realizes that if he wants to build a life with Emilio, he'll need to be strong enough to slay his personal demons and learn to trust again.

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Love at First Sight

Love at First Sight: Home Collection, # 4

  • Written by: Cardeno C.
  • Narrated by: Alexander Collins
  • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins



The moment naïve, optimistic Jonathan Doyle glimpses a gorgeous blue-eyed stranger from afar, he believes in love at first sight. Unfortunately, he loses sight of the man before they meet and then spends years desperately trying to find him. Just as he is about to give up, Jonathan gets a break and finally encounters David Miller face to face.
Successful, confident David turns Jonathan's previously lonely life into a fairy tale, giving him more than he ever imagined. But the years spent searching were hard on Jonathan, and he's terrified his young son and scandalous past will destroy his blossoming relationship. For David and Jonathan to build a future together, they'll both have to dig deep: David for the courage to share himself in a way he's never considered and Jonathan for the strength to tell the truth.

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Cardeno C. - CC to friends - is a hopeless romantic who wants to add a lot of happiness and a few "awwws" into a reader's day. Writing is a nice break from real life as a corporate type and volunteer work with gay rights organizations. Cardeno's stories range from sweet to intense, contemporary to paranormal, long to short, but they always include strong relationships and walks into the happily-ever- after sunset.
Cardeno's Home, Family, and Mates series have received awards from Love Romances and More Golden Roses, Rainbow Awards, the Goodreads M/M Romance Group, and various reviewers. But even more special to CC are heartfelt reactions from readers, like, "You bring joy and love and make it part of the every day."



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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Author Interview, Excerpt & Giveaway - The Venus Cure by A.K. Leigh


The Venus Cure

by A.K. Leigh 

GENRE: Romantic Suspense



Torrance Monroe couldn’t be happier. She has landed her dream job as a botanical scientist for the Parks and Wildlife Service in Wilmington, North Carolina. Her specialty will be the conservation, study, and propagation of the native plants that have fascinated her since her earliest memories: the Venus Fly Trap.

Dominique Black isn’t happy. As a Wildlife Officer, he has been working at the grass roots level to save the endangered traps from poachers looking to make a quick buck. It is grueling work, with the majority of offenders going unpunished. How could a scientist with zero experience in the field help him when even the law was failing?

The two are at immediate odds even though they share the same underlying passion for the plants…and each other.

However, after a well-known poacher harvests traps from one of the local swamp lands, Tori and Dom must set aside their differences in order to catch the criminal and keep the remaining plants from being harmed. 

In the process, Tori learns to rely on the mysterious Venus Fly Trap folk lore she remembers from her childhood. Dom learns to release control and have faith in another person.

The Venus Cure is a fast-paced, erotic, and lightly mystical romantic suspense novella that centers around the serious issue of Venus Fly Trap poaching. The author chose the title based on five possible meanings. See how many you are able to discover!

Excerpt - Banished Threads (Threads Series, Book 3) by Kaylin McFarren

Banished Threads
Book 3 – Threads Series
Author: Kaylin McFarren
Publisher: Creative Edge Publishing LLC
Pages: 258
Genre: Romantic Suspense

A valuable art collection disappears turning a treasure-hunting duo into crime-stopping sleuths committed to vindicating family members in Kaylin McFarren's action-packed suspense novel, Banished Threads.

While vacationing at the stately Cumberforge Manor in Bellwood, England, Rachel Lyons and Chase Cohen attend an elegant dinner party hosted by her uncle, Paul Lyons, and his aristocratic wife, Sara. Before the evening ends, a priceless collection of Morris Graves's paintings are stolen from her uncle's popular gallery, throwing all suspicion onto his wife's missing granddaughter. Determined to clear Sloan Rafferty's name and, in the process, win Paul's favor, Chase scours the countryside looking for answers. In his absence, the police accuse Rachel's uncle of an unsolved murder and secrets surrounding her grandmother's death and the deaths of Sara's former husbands turn his wife into the most likely suspect.

With the true villains hell-bent on destroying Paul Lyons and his family, solving both crimes while ensuring her uncle's freedom not only endangers Rachel's life but that of her unborn child. Will Chase save them before the kidnappers enact their revenge or will the ultimate price be paid, as predicted by a vagabond fortuneteller?

First place - 2016 Hudson Valley RWA Hook, Line & Sinker Contest

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Release Day Blitz - Witch's Cursed Cabin (Coon Hollow Coven Tales, Book 2) by Marsha A Moore

Witch’s Cursed Cabin
Coon Hollow Coven Tales, Book Two
Marsha A. Moore 
Genre: Paranormal romance * Date of Publication: 4-27-16
Number of pages: 380 * Word Count: 111,000
Cover Artist: Marsha A. Moore 

Book Description:
Eager to be on her own away from home, twenty-year-old Aggie Anders accepts a relative’s invitation to live in Coon Hollow Coven. Although she’s a witch from a different coven, what locals say about the Hollow confuses her. How can witchcraft there live and breathe through souls of the dead?
Aggie’s new residence in this strange southern Indiana world is a deserted homestead cabin. The property’s carriage house serves as the coven’s haunted Halloween fundraiser. It’s a great opportunity for her to make new friends, especially with the coven’s sexy new High Priest Logan.
But living in the homestead also brings Aggie enemies. Outsiders aren’t welcome. A cantankerous, old neighbor tries to frighten her off by warning her that the homestead is cursed. Local witches who practice black magic attempt to use their evil to drive Aggie away and rid their coven of her unusual powers as a sun witch.
Determined to stay and fit in, Aggie discovers not only that the cabin is cursed, but she alone is destined to break the curse before moonrise on Samhain. If she fails, neither the living nor the dead will be safe.

Guest Post & Giveaway - No Quarter (Bounty, Book 1) by Christine D'Abo

Hello, my name is Christine d’Abo! Thank you so much for having me here on the blog today. I have been a big fan of all things science fiction since I was six. I started by watching reruns of the original Star Trek, moved on to watching (and re watching) Star Wars, and finally I was introduced to the world of Doctor Who.  

My world exploded, expanded and I loved it all. The idea of space operas, and how they focus on the people and their developments, rather than the science was what appealed even at that young an age. The adventure, the romance, good versus evil, showed me that there could be more to live that what existed in my tiny world.  

As I got older and my life experiences grew, I never lost that love of space opera. One thing that I wanted to do was to put my own mark on it, to show a different side to the worlds that had been portrayed. The Bounty series was my way of doing that. Not everyone in the universe is straight, and it’s important to show diversity out amongst the stars as well as here on Earth.

The men and women you’ll meet – both space pirates and bounty hunters alike – are full of life, love and are most definitely up to no good. I hope you enjoy reading their tales as much as I loved writing them.  

If you would like to learn more about me, please pay a visit to my website I’m also very active on Twitter as @Christine_dAbo and have a monthly newsletter. If you’d like to sign up, simply click here to fill out the form.


About No Quarter: 

When bounty hunter Gar Stitt is given a simple locate-and-retrieve mission, he’s convinced it’s a waste of his skills. His success rate is legendary, after all, and Captain Faolan Wolf isn’t hard to find. He’s the most notorious pirate in the galaxy, and when he shows up planetside to take his pleasures, he’s far from subtle. 

Faolan never expected a hot but tightly wound hunter to walk into his private party and try to apprehend him single-handedly. And when an unexpected betrayal forces them to work together, Faolan’s even more surprised to find himself drawn to Gar personally—especially since neither of them do personal. 

Gar had intended to put Faolan in prison. Instead he finds his solitary existence shaken by his desire for the pirate. And when the bounty hunter becomes the hunted, he must put his faith in Faolan and his pirate crew, or run the risk of ending up dead. 

Publisher's note: This title is an edited second edition, previously published in 2010. 


About Christine d’Abo: 

A romance novelist and short story writer, Christine has over thirty publications to her name. She loves to exercise and stops writing just long enough to keep her body in motion too. When she’s not pretending to be a ninja in her basement, she’s most likely spending time with her family and two dogs. 

Connect with Christine: 


·Twitter: @Christine_dAbo

To celebrate the release of the Bounty series, one lucky person will receive a $50 gift certificate to Riptide.
Winner will be selected from across all three book tours (No Quarter, No Remedy, No Master) and as such, the contest is open until midnight, Eastern time, on July 2, 2016.
Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. entries.
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Excerpt & Giveaway - Let Me (The O'Brien Family Series, Book 2) by Cecy Robson


The O'Brien Family Series Book Two
Cecy Robson
Releasing April 19th, 2016

Once he was broken beyond repair. Now this MMA contender is fighting to be a better man—for her. RT Book Reviews proclaims that the O’Brien Family series from award-winning author Cecy Robson “has the hottest brothers ever!” And in Let Me, it is Finn’s turn to discover how love can heal the deepest wounds.
A mixed martial arts star on the rise, Finn O’Brien dismantles his opponents with brutal precision. And yet beneath his fierce persona, Finn is raw from a trauma he’s buried for years . . . until the day his deep-rooted rage erupts and lands him in court-mandated therapy. Finn’s not one to bare his soul, but if talking it out means meeting beautiful women like Sol Marieles, he’ll give it a shot.

Sol is working toward her master’s degree in psychology, and already she feels like she’s in over her head. With an important internship on the line and a scary family situation demanding her attention, the last thing Sol needs is Finn around to distract her. The man is ripped and seriously sexy yet it’s his troubled side that warns her to keep her distance. But their attraction is intense, and he clearly has the heat to see how far and fast their passion takes them.

Alone, Finn and Sol have been fighting to find happiness in their lives. Together, there’s no stopping them as they face their greatest challenges—not in the ring, but in their hearts. 

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Friday, April 15, 2016

Spotlight w/Excerpt - Tears of the Silenced by Misty Griffin


We're thrilled to be hosting Misty Griffin's TEARS OF THE SILENCED Book Blast today!  Pick up your copy!

Tears of the Silenced
Author: Misty Griffin
Publisher: Independent
Pages: 444
Genre: Biography/Memoir

One freezing morning in early March I made a dash for a tiny police station in rural Minnesota. I was a frightened Amish girl with no where to go, a second grade education and no ID or social security card...... Based on the authors tragic true life story.

When I was six years old my family started to live and dress like the Amish. My sister and I were kept as slaves on a mountain ranch where we were subjected to almost complete isolation, sexual abuse and extreme physical violence. My step-father kept a loaded rifle by the door at all times and we were to terrified to try to escape. We knew that no rescue would ever come because only a couple of people even knew we existed and they did not know us well enough to care.
In my late teens my parents feared we would escape and took us to an Amish community where we were adopted and became baptized members. I was devastated to once again find myself in a world of fear, animal cruelty and sexual abuse. Going to the police was forbidden. A few years later I was sexually assaulted by the bishop, I knew I had to get help and one freezing morning in early March I made a dash for a tiny police station in rural Minnesota. When I refused to recant my police report I was excommunicated from the Amish and found myself plummeted into the strange modern world with only a second grade education and no ID or social security card.
To all abuse survivors out there, please be encouraged, the cycle of abuse can be broken. Today, ten years later, I am a nursing student working towards my Masters degree and a child abuse awareness activist. This is my story.......

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  • Tears of the Silenced is available at Amazon.

Excerpt Reveal - Between Us by Ella Fox



        “You’re all keyed up,” he murmurs before dropping a kiss on my lips.
                  Seeing no point in denying it, I nod.
                  “It’s like the first day of school.”
                  “Except you already know everyone,” he counters.
                  “Still a big day,” I remind him.
                  Smiling, he traces my lower lip with his thumb.
                  “You’re right,” he says.  “It is.  You know what I bet would make you feel better?”
                  Turning my head, I look up at him.  This man is so gorgeous it’s ridiculous.  Every single time I’m near him, I get butterflies.
                  “Some Vitamin D?”
                  His eyes widen before he bursts out laughing.
                  “I was going to say we should watch some TV, but if you need your vitamins…”
                  “Fuck yeah,” he assures me.
                  Since the first night we made love, we’ve been at it every day.  The morning after, I sensed he was going to reinstate the no sex rule, but I was not having it.  Before he could get the words out, I dropped to my knees and sucked his cock until he was with me one hundred percent.  Once he was, I climbed onto him and rode him like a madwoman.  There’s been no resistance from him ever since.
                  Lifting my hand, I put it on his knee and start gliding it up his leg.  When I get to the front of his jeans, I undo the button and the zipper before pulling him out of his boxer briefs.  He lets out a guttural sound when I run my thumb over the tip of his cock, and I smile at him as he leans in for a kiss.  Every one of his kisses is like a dose of euphoria to me.  I hum as I lean in closer and let him dominate my mouth.
                  He makes a sound of annoyance when I pull away, but I’ve got what I want in my hand and I mean to have it.  Sliding down the seat, I get to my knees on the floor.  His fingers slide into my hair and his nostrils flare as he looks at me.
                  “When I said Vitamin D, I meant you could bounce on top of it like a good little girl,” he groans.
                  Leaning forward, I lick the tip of his dick as I stare at him.  When I pull back, I give him an innocent smile.
                  “I need to take my vitamins orally right now,” I murmur.
                  Sticking my tongue out, I start licking up and down his length as I revel in the sound of his heavy breathing.  In the time we’ve been together, I’ve learned how much he loves eye contact when I give him head, so my eyes stay on his as I work his shaft.
                  “Such a good little cocksucker,” he says huskily. 


Between Us by Ella Fox Releases on April 24th!

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Spotlight w/Author Fun Facts - Final Target (Dublin Mafia: Triskelion Team #1) by Zara Keane

Final Target
Dublin Mafia: Triskelion Team #1
by Zara Keane
Genre: Romantic Suspense 

His last hit turns out to be his first love…

As a final job for his mob boss uncle, Lar Delaney agrees to eliminate one last target. Through the crosshairs of his sniper rifle, he realizes that his target is a former girlfriend—a woman who supposedly died five years previously.

Moira Collins is an intelligence agent whose cover has been shot to smithereens. When she finds herself on the wrong side of an assassin’s rifle, she’s appalled to recognize the only mark she ever let herself fall in love with.


Zara Keane grew up in Dublin, Ireland, but spent her summers in a small town very similar to Ballybeg, the fictitious town in which she sets her Irish contemporary romances.

She currently lives in Switzerland with her family. When she's not writing or wrestling small people, she drinks far too much coffee, and tries (with occasional success) to resist the siren call of Swiss chocolate.

25 fun facts about author Zara Keane 

1. I read my first romance novel at the age of 12 when I raided my great-aunt’s secret stash of Mills & Boon.

2. When I was 15, I wrote my first romance with a friend, complete with an anatomically incorrect sex scene.

3. I’ve lived in five countries.

4. I speak five languages, but only three well.

5. Thanks to Madonna, I wanted to be a nun when I was little. I don’t think I fully understood the lyrics to ‘Like a Virgin’.

6. I love roller coasters—the crazier, the better.

7. My former jobs include ice-cream seller, baker, sex shop sales assistant, university lecturer, and English teacher.

8. I’m a huge fan of tabletop games.

9. I have an office supply problem. I collect notebooks and pens like other people collect shoes and handbags.

10. My ballet career ended at the age of 4 when my teacher told me I jumped like an angel and landed like an elephant.

11. My acting career ended at the age of 14 when I punched my co-star. Trust me, he deserved it.

12. I’m a huge reader. I know—big surprise. My idea of bliss is a weekend holed up with a stack of good books.

13. I have the worst drawing skills of anyone I know, including my three-year-old daughter.

14. I currently live in Switzerland.

15. I used to love strong black coffee, but since my first pregnancy, I can only drink it with milk.

16. I wasn’t able to vote in any country for over a decade but caught up by becoming a Swiss citizen and voting more times in one year than in my entire adult life—they hold elections and referenda several times a year.

17. I met my husband on a blind date.

18. My Swiss husband has appeared on Irish radio more times than I have.

19. Despite loving romance novels, I’m not a fan of romantic films.

20. My favourite re-read authors include Agatha Christie, Mary Stewart, and Georgette Heyer.

21. My ideal date night includes a bottle of champagne.

22. I love to travel but still haven’t made it to Australia.

23. Despite being a city girl, I keep moving to smaller and smaller places.

24. I considered becoming an archaeologist, but the Irish mud and rain drove me to opt for an advanced degree in history instead.

25. My morning writing ritual consists of a scented candle, a cup of coffee, and a Brain FM session to help me focus.