New Release ~ Back To Reality by Danielle Allen ~ #DEC #IR/MCRomance #ASMSG

Back to Reality

Love brought her back to life.  Life brought her back to reality.

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Her past: Emanuel Mills was her first love. The guitar playing, adventure seeking, IT whiz was everything she ever wanted.

Meet Emanuel

Her present: Tyree Barker was her last love.  The cultured, educated, successful entrepreneur was everything she needed.

Meet Ty

But when Sahara Lee’s past and present collided, a series of events occurred that changed her life forever, leaving her future up in the air.

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As a college freshman, a tragic accident changed the course of Sahara’s life.  Ten years later, just when she started putting her life back together, Sahara’s world was rocked again due to a similar accident. 

Heartbroken and guilt ridden, Sahara fell into old, familiar habits before quickly realizing that she wasn’t the same Sahara Lee anymore.  Unable to live a lonely, loveless, isolated life anymore, Sahara decided that the way she coped before wasn’t going to work this time around.  

Time didn’t heal her wounds, but forgiveness might.

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B. J. Harvey’s Bliss Series Promo Blitz ~ #DEC #Romance #ASMSG

Bliss Series
#1 Temporary Bliss (Mac & Daniel) – Available Now
#2 True Bliss (Zander and Kate) – Available Now. 
#3 Blissful Surrender (Sean and Samantha) – April 2014
#4 Finding Bliss (Noah and ?)  – Release July 2014
Synopsis

 

Makenna Lewis cringes at the mention of the word commitment.  She doesn’t want or need a relationship,but she does like sex (who doesn’t?). That explains Noah, Sean, and Zander, her three ‘friends with benefits’.

They know the score, they know they’re not
the only one, and each of them provide her with a different physical
need that she craves and enjoys.

Until a late night
encounter with the delicious Daniel Winters turns her preconceived
notion of no-commitment completely on its head.

Soon she
finds herself feeling things she vowed never to feel again, and when
Daniel pushes for more than she’s willing to give, she falters.

What do you do when something that you’ve
known to be so wrong in the past feels so damn right?

If you’re Mac, you run and hide.

But is Daniel the type
of man who takes no for an answer?


*Disclaimer
– There is absolutely no cheating in this book. However, this book
does contain descriptive and super hot sex scenes that will make you
blush and leave you hot and bothered. Make sure you have you husband,
partner, boyfriend or significant other nearby when reading, or else
batteries. Lots and lots of batteries*

 
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Synopsis
She watched her best friend find her superhero. 
Now she wants her turn.
Despite a run of bad dates with Mr. Wrong, Mr. Boring, Mr. Bad Breath, Mr.
Grabby Hands, and even Mr. Say I Love You After One Date To Get Into
Your Pants, Kate McGuinness is more determined than ever to find the one.

Having tried everything else, she turns to the internet in a last ditch
attempt to find her elusive prince. 

But Kate doesn’t want an everyday, run of the mill love. 
She wants the kind of love that makes your heart skip a beat. The kind of
love that makes you dance in the rain and bottle up the sunset. The
once in a lifetime kind of love that authors
write
about, musicians sing about, and lovers dream about.
Could a certain police officer in training, who has come to her rescue in
the past, be the one to swoop in and save her heart? 

What if the love Kate desperately seeks has been in front of her the whole time?
She just needs to open her eyes to see it…

*Disclaimer:
This book contains a hot as hell stripper with a penchant for public
sex and exhibitionism who may or may not succeed in bringing out the
inner firecracker in all of us. Oh, and don’t forget the batteries.*
 
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About the Author
Indie Author hailing from the most beautiful country in the world, New
Zealand. 
Avid reader, television watcher, and facebooker.
Having been writing off and on for a long time but started writing fiction in 2012. I love music too, like REALLY love music, if there isn’t music playing, something is wrong. And it’s a wide range of music too, I might surprise you. 
I’m a wife to one husband, mother of two gorgeous girls, self-employed
doing communications and business consulting as well as studying
accounting full time. 
Addicted to energy drinks, chocolate, cronuts, Vampire Diaries and pickles with mustard. 

 
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New Release – EXIT STRATEGY – Follow-up to 50SoJF Is Here! ~ #OCT #EroticRomance #50SoJF #ASMSG

I could say a lot of flowery things right now, and I could wax on forever about the difficulties faced in getting this book to you, but I won’t. I’m just going to say, finally, and without further ado, I give you: EXIT STRATEGY!!!!!

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Author L.V. Lewis revisits the world of Keisha Beale and Tristan White from her Fifty Shades of Jungle Fever in Exit Strategy!

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Ex·it Strat·e·gy (noun) 1. A preplanned means of extricating oneself from a situation that is likely to become difficult or unpleasant. 2. The method by which a venture capitalist or business owner intends to get out of an investment that he or she has made in the past.

 Will Keisha and Tristan exercise their elaborate EXIT STRATEGY and end their unorthodox arrangement?

Assailed by demons she thought she had conquered, Keisha Beale has uttered the words to end her tumultuous relationship with Tristan White. Separated, they grapple for a time with their personal demons. However, when their lives apart become unbearable, a credible threat brings them back together prematurely.

As they seek to discover who is responsible for the threats, several seemingly unrelated incidents throw them into a tailspin. Will Keisha’s youthful indiscretions or Tristan’s un-reconciled feelings for a former sub derail their tenuous arrangement?

In the meantime, trouble in Nathan and Jada’s paradise send dramatic ripples that hint of future difficulties in the idyllic pairing.

Nothing Ventured…

Tristan uses his vast wealth and connections to correct a gross miscarriage of justice, while Keisha makes herself utterly vulnerable to Tristan and fears he has chosen to exercise his own exit strategy.

…Nothing Gained!

Will this be the end of the indecent arrangement that became a fairy tale? Or will Keisha and Tristan reveal the trauma from their pasts so they may heal and completely embrace their relationship?

Sensual, suspenseful, and still infused with the riotous levity of Triple-G and Fairy Hoochie Mama, the Ghetto Girl Romance Quadrilogy departs from full parody with a distinctive take on love, loyalty, sacrifice, redemption, and acceptance.

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L. V. Lewis doesn’t have the financial means of Tristan White, but she wouldn’t want readers to go away from this new release empty handed, so she’s giving all readers the chance to win some fabulous prizes.

This time there are too many to list, but you can read the list and “Like” or “Follow” the Authors participating in my Release Day to enter the attached rafflecopter giveaway!

Giveaway Time

The giveaway will run from now until November 28, so like and follow my friends, then tweet about the giveaway daily to increase your odds of winning!

The giveaway will run from October 29th – November 28th.

During the week of October 29th – November 5th, Fifty Shades of Jungle Fever will be on sale for $.99!

DISCLAIMER:  If for some reason the book doesn’t load on all the platforms by the release date, this will be due to circumstances beyond my control. I apologize in advance for any snafus that might occur.

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

L. V. Lewis has one foot in South Georgia and the other in North Florida. She’s been blessed with a husband who’s put up with her for a lot of years and has given birth to four children, two of whom she has raised to adulthood and one to near adulthood. She delights in her almost empty nest status so much that she writes the kinkiest novels she can conjure up.

L. V. Lewis’s Exhaustive List of Contact Info:

 Email: lv.lewis148@gmail.com

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L. V. Lewis’s Buy Links for Fifty Shades of Jungle Fever:

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/fifty-shades-of-jungle-fever-l-v-lewis/1113713451?ean=2940016251004

http://www.amazon.com/Shades-Jungle-Romance-Quadrilogy-ebook/dp/B009ZL7DJQ

http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/fifty-shades-of-jungle-fever

http://www.smashwords.com/books/search?query=Fifty+Shades+of+Jungle+Fever&adult=on

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/fifty-shades-of-jungle-fever/id675824660?mt=11

https://ebookstore.sony.com/ebook/l-v-lewis/fifty-shades-of-jungle-fever/_/R-400000000000000964102

Cover Reveal – Exit Strategy – Book 2 #50SoJF #OCT #EROTICROMANCE #ASMSG #10/29Release

Author L.V. Lewis revisits the world of Keisha Beale and Tristan White from her Fifty Shades of Jungle Fever in a the soon to be released Exit Strategy!

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Ex·it Strat·e·gy (noun) 1. A preplanned means of extricating oneself from a situation that is likely to become difficult or unpleasant. 2. The method by which a venture capitalist or business owner intends to get out of an investment that he or she has made in the past.

 

Will Keisha and Tristan exercise their elaborate EXIT STRATEGY and end their unorthodox arrangement?

Assailed by demons she thought she had conquered, Keisha Beale has uttered the words to end her tumultuous relationship with Tristan White. Separated, they grapple for a time with their personal demons. However, when their lives apart become unbearable, a credible threat brings them back together prematurely.

As they seek to discover who is responsible for the threats, several seemingly unrelated incidents throw them into a tailspin. Will Keisha’s youthful indiscretions or Tristan’s un-reconciled feelings for a former sub derail their tenuous arrangement?

Master w Whip

L. V. Lewis doesn’t have the means of Tristan White, but she wouldn’t want readers to go away from this cover reveal empty handed, so she’s giving all viewers the chance to win one of the following three prizes (1) Kindle (2) $50 gift card (from either Amazon, B&N, or iTunes), 3) Signed Personalized copies of Fifty Shades of Jungle Fever and Exit Strategy.

The giveaway below will run from October 22nd – November 15th. 

Prizes will be awarded in Mid November.

During the week of October 29th – November 5th, Fifty Shades of Jungle Fever will be on sale for $.99!

 

DISCLAIMER:  If for some reason the book doesn’t load on all the platforms by the release date, this will be due to circumstances beyond my control. I apologize in advance for any snafus that might occur.

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So without further ado, here’s the fabulous new cover of Exit Strategy!

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Cover Design by:

CoverMeCreative.com by © krischarbonneau@yahoo.com

 

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Cover Image – Passion © Chris Schmidt – Track5 Photography via iStockPhoto.com

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About The Author

Ecover2_ExitStrategy_LVLEWISL. V. Lewis has one foot in South Georgia and the other in North Florida. She’s been blessed with a husband who’s put up with her for a lot of years and has given birth to four children, two of whom she has raised to adulthood and one to near adulthood. She delights in her almost empty nest status so much that she writes the kinkiest novels she can conjure up.

L. V. Lewis’s Exhaustive List of Contact Info:

 Email: lv.lewis148@gmail.com

 GoodReadsTwitterFacebookThe Block, & Pinterest

50 Shades of Jungle Fever Buy Links:

Amazon E-Book, Amazon Audiobook, B&N, iTunes, Kobo, Smashwords, Sony

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Cover Reveal – East of Ecstasy by Laura Kaye – #Sept #Romance #ASMSG

EoE_500About East of Ecstasy:

Annalise Fallston made peace with postponing her big-city dreams to care for her ill father, but lately she’s been filled with a restlessness not even her beloved painting dispels. Worse, the colors don’t speak to her as they always have, and all her efforts produce dark, foreboding images of a dangerous man and a terrifying future.

Devlin Eston, black-souled son of the evil Anemoi Eurus, is the only one who can thwart his father’s plan to overthrow the Supreme God of Wind and Storms. But first, Dev must master the unstable powers he’s been given. Distrusted and shunned by his own divine family, he never expected to find kindness and passion in the arms of a mortal.

But Devlin’s love puts Annalise in the path of a catastrophic storm, and in the final Armageddon showdown between the Anemoi and Eurus, sacrifices will be made, hearts broken, and lives changed forever…or lost.

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Books in Series:

North of Need

West of Want

South of Surrender

About Laura Kaye:

Laura is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over a dozenLaura+Kamoie books in paranormal and contemporary romance. Growing up, Laura’s large extended family believed in the supernatural, and family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses cemented in Laura a life-long fascination with storytelling and all things paranormal. She lives in Maryland with her husband, two daughters, and cute-but-bad dog, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.

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Spotlight – Hot Knight in Paradise by Sofia Harper ~ #ASMSG #Romance

Blurb:

Hot Knight in ParadiseStranded in paradise with no way to get home, Leah Smith needs a miracle, and fast. Instead, she gets Marshall Jackson, surely the sexiest man alive. Too bad he’s got an emotional wall around himself–and her only hope of getting off the island … Marshall has a strict no damsels in distress policy, but there’s something about Leah that makes him want to break his own rules. He agrees to let her work in his bar until she earns enough to get home. But the more time they spend together, the harder it is to deny the scorching attraction between them. Soon hot island nights provide balm to their wounded souls, but will these two flawed exiles make peace with the past in time to claim the future they deserve together–or will paradise be lost?

Excerpt:

He grasped her waist. “But a proper kiss is about the anticipation.” His hand continued the journey slowly up to her face. “Both parties must be aware of the possibility and wait for the right moment to happen.”

“Telling me to come here so you can kiss me means you created the right moment. And the anticipation doesn’t make it better.”

“Still counts. You don’t know when I’m going to make my move.” He paused, voice lowered. “You should also know I will make you regret those words.”

Well, damn if he wasn’t right. Once he’d spoken her heart had kicked up. Her pulse thumped against the hand now on the side of her neck. Marshall’s gaze went to her lips as he ran a thumb over the parted flesh. She trembled.

“So soft. Do you still taste like lime?”

The comment made her lick her lips, which was probably the reason he said it, if the smirk was any indication. He lowered his head, placed a whisper of a kiss on her bottom lip, then a little bit of pressure. He moved back, but only a breath away.

“You do,” he said.

He kissed her the same way again and again until he introduced her to his tongue in slow swipes along her top lip. He would pull back far and long enough that she didn’t think he was coming back. Just when she thought he was done, he’d nip at the sensitive flesh of her mouth. Marshall continued the torture until he had his hands gripped in her hair and there was no pulling back.

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Burned out from a job that was supposed to be her way of helping people, Leah takes a much-needed vacation in St. Lucia. However, her tropical paradise quickly becomes a nightmare. The driver she hired to take her quickly away from the hustle and bustle of the airport spirits her away to a remote area where he is full of nefarious intention.

In the course of being robbed of all the possession on her person, and quite possibly a few other things, a Knight in sexy, fleshly armor comes to her rescue. Marshall saves her from most of the robber’s nefarious intent, but he gets away with everything else–most notably her purse and passport. Leah is stranded, yet she has no choice but to trust the stranger who has come to her rescue. Marshall takes her to the Rum Shack, his bar and home, which she insists on calling a dive.

Overnight, they make a deal and against both their better judgments, they strike said deal which includes Marshall giving Leah a job where she can earn the money she needs to get out of her dilemma while she waits to hear back from her mother via email to retrieve a copy of her passport.

Demons from Marshall’s past have driven him into the jungles of St. Lucia, and Leah’s family relationship, or lack thereof due to a past situation beyond her control, makes these two proper kindred spirits. They are both damaged, and each thinks they are beyond repair. The story teems with well-rounded characters, neighbors of the Rum shack who are Marshall’s friends. One such friend Marshall calls the mother of his heart, is Delores, a neighbor at a nearby banana plantation who worked with Marshall in his past life. How will he handle her decision to leave the island?

Meanwhile Marshall and Leah learn to trust and care for each other as their attraction takes over. Both realize that neither of them is in a place for a romance right now, but forces beyond their control have other ideas. Sofia Harper has written a romantic story that has teeth. The characters are beautifully flawed by guilt and hurt they have unfairly internalized to the point of crippling them both emotionally, until their combustible chemistry builds something neither of them planned. Hot Knight in Paradise is a story about forgiveness and second chances. Will they take a chance on each other, or will their attempt at romance fail miserably like everything else has in their lives?

I give Hot Knight in Paradise 4 out of 5 stars!

Bio:

sophia harperSofia Harper started writing contemporary romance a long, long time ago. When Sofia’s not spending time with imaginary people in her head, she’s corrupting two little trouble makers. Currently she lives in California where the wine is good. She also going full-throttle on the ride called publishing. These two thoughts are not related.

Where you can find me:

Website: http://sofiaharper.com

Blog: sofiaharper.blogspot.com/‎

Twitter: https://twitter.com/sofiaharp‎

Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/sofiaharper.author‎

Goodreads Page: www.goodreads.com/author/show/7154484.Sofia_Harper

Hydraulic Level Five by Sarah Latchaw – Blog Tour

Cover HL5Title:   Hydraulic Level Five

Author:  Sarah Latchaw

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Publication Date:  September 3, 2013

Publisher:  Omnific Publishing

Cover Designed By:  Amy Brokaw / Micha Stone

Event organized by: Literati Author Services, Inc.

 

Synopsis

How does a woman get over her one great love? With whitewater rafting, bluegrass, and a touch of revenge…

Kaye is an extreme sports addict with a kind heart and an axe to grind with her childhood sweetheart and ex-husband, renowned writer Samuel Caulfield Cabral. While Samuel enjoys a celebrity life in New York, Kaye remains in their hometown of Lyons, Colorado, running her PR agency and chatting daily with Samuel’s family, the beloved Cabrals—first-generation Mexican-Americans who have embraced Kaye as their own.

But when Samuel returns for his sister’s wedding with his new love interest, stunning editor Caroline Ortega , the gloves are stripped off. Kaye is determined to unearth the reasons behind the death of their marriage and why two people who lived to love each other were driven apart.

She discovers startling revelations about Samuel, about life…and about herself.

Goodreads:  http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18331335-hydraulic-level-five
About the Author

Author Pic (1)Sarah Latchaw was raised in eastern Iowa and appreciates beauty in mud-splattered gravel roads, weathered farm faces, and combine harvesters powering through cornfields. She also loves to explore the world, thanks to countless family minivan trips across the States to coastal cities and national monuments. This passion for finding stories led to college adventures to Israel and Palestine, Jordan, Slovakia, Germany, and other European countries. Each place’s story rests in the back of her mind and in her childhood photo albums.

In 2002, Sarah received her BA from Wartburg College in public relations and media, and entered the workforce, ready to climb the ladder. However, when researching MBA applications evoked feelings of dread, she realized a corporate marketing career wasn’t for her. With the unfailing support of her loving husband, she chose to pursue a career in freelance and creative writing, and received her MA from Iowa State University in 2009.

These days, Sarah wakes every morning thrilled to cuddle her small children, show them the world, then capture that world and shape it into stories on paper. She also enjoys her piano, volunteering in her community, and reading anything with a cohesive plot. She and her family reside in Des Moines, Iowa.

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$25 Omnific gift card, Five (5) signed, paperback copies of Hydraulic Level Five, Ten (10) eco-friendly Duck Duck Farms totes containing signed books, music, and other Colorado-centric items.

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MY REVIEW OF HYDRAULIC LEVEL FIVE

The names of the hero and heroine in this book are just about as unique as they can get: Aspen Kaye Trilby and Samuel Caulfield Cabral. These lent a true aura of romance to the story, despite their divorce and seven-year estrangement.

Kaye has used extreme sports as her counseling to get over her ex, while he has hit the big time as an author who enjoys success the likes of which one can only compare to J.K. Rowling or George R.R. Martin. Kaye is a Gringa who has been accepted into Sam’s first-generation Mexican American family in their hometown of Lyons, Colorado, while Sam lives the high life in New York City, dating actresses, models and finally his editor, Caroline Ortega.

When Kaye learns that Samuel is returning for his sister, and her best friend, Danita’s wedding with the gorgeous Caroline on his arm, Kaye is spurred to use this opportunity to figure out once and for all why her marriage failed. There was so much they shared in their youth, yet some very pertinent history was glossed over, or not explained at all and taken completely off the table. Samuel doesn’t share his demons and Kaye doesn’t fight to make him reveal what ultimately destroyed their relationship.

Through a series of flashbacks, most of which are metaphorical in nature and appear in Samuel’s book series, and armed with the assistance of her divorce lawyer, we discover right along with Kaye what really happened. Against the backdrop of Danita and Angel’s wedding, Kaye and Sam find the courage to open up old wounds.

Will the eleventh hour revelations be enough to begin the process of knitting them back together, or will the secrets and betrayals be too severe to revive, at the very least, their friendship? Find out by reading for yourself the startlingly well-written and wonderful Hydraulic Level Five.

Latchaw’s story is not one you can read like it’s fluff or gratuitous entertainment; in fact it reads like literary fiction rather than a romance. The reader really has to dig in and pay attention to the excerpts of Samuel’s books as well as the flashbacks from when Kaye and Sam were younger to piece together just what occurred. There is also a large and lively cast of characters to keep track of. So, my advice would be to read this when you want to sink your teeth into a substantive story.

I give HL5 4 out of 5 stars.

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My Review of Frontline by Alexandra Richland ~ #31WriteNow

3D Frontline Cover FRONTIt is my pleasure to host Frontline by Alexandra Richland via The Novel Tease. This promises to be a special treat for romantic suspense fans, and a Giveaway is available below. Enjoy! ~ LV

Title: Frontline

Author: Alexandra Richland

Release Date: August 6, 2013

Genre: Mystery/Contemporary Romance

Cover designed by: F.S. Meurinne (www.fsmeurinne.com) E-mail: info@fsmeurinne.com

Synopsis:

When nurse Sara Peters treats celebrity billionaire Trenton Merrick for a mysterious injury to his forehead, she is blindsided by what follows: A passionate exchange in the examination room, followed by an invitation to Trenton’s mansion the next night.

Trenton spins a web of deceit and seduction around Sara that both repels and attracts her. One part humanitarian, the other international financial mogul, his professional and public life are a curious contradiction. As Sara journeys deeper into her feelings for Trenton and begins unraveling the mystery behind his injury, she finds herself embroiled in a game of trust and betrayal, where the odds are stacked in Trenton’s favor, and the outcome for the loser is too terrifying to conceive.

Goodreads link: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16909152-frontline

Book Trailer: www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZNzH791bYY

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My Review of Frontline

Alexandra Richland is one to watch in the genre of romantic suspense. Frontline was exquisitely plotted and kept the reader guessing in the vein of a veteran suspense writer. The hero, billionaire Trenton Merrick, is an alpha male and quite the enigma to the heroine, Nurse Sara Peters. After a passionate altercation in the ER while treating Merrick for a mysterious cut on his forehead, Sara is drawn to this man like a moth to a flame.

Flummoxed by how quickly they become embroiled in what promises to be a steamy affair, Sara is torn between trusting Merrick and letting herself fall for him, and running as far away from him as she possibly can. This conflict keeps the plot fresh and believable. Indeed, were a rich man to meet you, at once become quickly enamored, then not demonstrate the actions that match up with his words I’m sure you’d be just as discombobulated as Sara.

The more she gets to know about Trenton Merrick, the more she questions his intentions, his business dealings, his feelings for her, and whether he is an honest, law-abiding citizen. This is attraction to the bad boy in the extreme, if what her friend uncovers about Merrick is true. While his philanthropic ventures don’t mesh with his persona on the illegally acquired papers she has been given to peruse, Sara repeatedly makes attempts to dispel the notion that Trenton is not a good guy. However, she is disappointed at every turn, and deliberately kept in the dark by Merrick and his security men, whom she affectionately calls “Tin Men.”

As she and her two best friends become enthralled with Trenton and his two best friends and co-managers of his security team, the UST heats up while the stakes go higher on the Frontline. Readers discover along with Sara Peters just who Trenton Merrick is.

If there is one thing I would change about Frontline, it would be Sara’s insistence on calling him Mr. Merrick in her thoughts so much in the first one third of the book. I would postulate that any man whose tongue finds itself down your throat within the first half hour of meeting you should be someone you can address on a first name basis, especially in your thoughts. She repeated Mr. Merrick so many times it took on an almost comical effect, and I don’t think that was what Ms. Richland was going for. I understood that she was distancing herself from him by using his formal name, but it would have been sexier if used in moderation.

Frontline is a mature, romantic suspense story that is well-researched, well-written, and engaging from page one until the end. As a reader becomes more engaged in the plot, in the second third of the mystery, the formal name faux pas is all but forgotten. Join Sara and Trenton on the Frontline. You’ll be very glad you did.

I give Frontline four out of five stars!

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About Alexandra Richland:

Alexandra Richland spends rotating twelve-hour shifts working as a registered nurse at a Toronto hospital, indulging in her love of science and medicine, and caring for patients with their own unique tales to tell. When she is not on duty, Alexandra escapes into her own imagination. Therein lies a fantasy world of thrilling adventure, gorgeous men, classic Hollywood glamour, exotic getaways, and a seductive dose of romance. Alexandra captures these stories in her popular novels, The Starlight Trilogy and Frontline, and her short story, Gilded Cage. Say hello to her on Facebook and on Twitter.

Connect with Alexandra:

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5764902.Alexandra_Richland

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Ms.AlexandraRichland

Twitter: https://twitter.com/RebelMissAlex

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Excerpt from Frontline:

Mr. Merrick and I face each other. I rock back and forth on my feet nervously.

“Well, I guess this is good-bye.” I stick out my hand for him to shake.

Mr. Merrick slips his hand into mine, but instead of shaking it, he uses his hold as leverage to pull me into him.

“I’m really looking forward to tomorrow evening, Miss Peters,” he says, his lips hovering dangerously close to mine. “After all, I believe I owe you a proper kiss.”

My jaw drops. If what we shared earlier isn’t a real kiss in his book, I can’t imagine what one actually entails.

I feel one hundred pairs of eyes on us from every direction.

“Uh, thank you for, uh, coming, Mr. Merrick,” I say, trying to remain calm, as though he and I are having nothing more than an innocent conversation.

Mr. Merrick drops my hand, but doesn’t move away. As if I’m not turned on enough, he leans in and brushes his lips to my ear. “Welcome to my world, Miss Peters. You’ll soon discover that I live up to my many reputations in every way.”

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Coming Soon ~ Fifty Shades of Jungle Fever Audiobook!

Audio Book CoverIn the midst of writing book two of the Ghetto Girl Romance Quadrilogy, I was presented with the extraordinary opportunity to publish Fifty Shades of Jungle Fever as an audiobook via ACX. This organization provides self-published and indie authors the ability to sell their works on Audible.com, Amazon.com, and iTunes.

This platform will give readers on-the-go, the visually impaired, and readers who prefer a more dramatic flair to their books the ability to listen to the story being peformed by a professional narrator. I was fortunate to enough to hire the exquisite Marie Hélène, aka Delectable Voice to bring life to Keisha, Tristan, and their host of family and friends.iJnclDt4CFxePD8VgG6vlPMRsnkzAAKRezaKavUNbBQ

The audiobook is set to debut in Early August (Sorry I couldn’t give you a more definitive date. We believe it will be around about August 9th), but once it becomes available, the soundcloud link below will be populated with the purchase links for the audiobook.

So, within the next couple of weeks, I’ll be sharing visual and audio teasers, excerpts and blurbs from your favorites characters in Fifty Shades of Jungle Fever. If you count yourself among my readers, friends, fans, and author colleagues, please share this with your readers, friends, fans and colleagues!

Thanks so much!

BBF Guest Post: Sweet Cravings by Eva LeFoy

Sweet-Cravings300x450Desserts and hot chefs go together!

When I wrote a hot dessert chef, I had to pair him with a woman who liked desserts. After all, a vegetarian and a butcher just don’t go together  🙂  So I came up with a woman called Violet Cunningham. She not only likes desserts, she has a favorite one: raspberry cream puffs.

Now, cream puffs aren’t that hard to make, as I later discovered after the writing group took me under their wing and into the kitchen.  Since I’m not really an ardent baker – I make really good brownies, but don’t do the fancy stuff – I thought there must be some trick to them. There’s not. Especially if you’ve got a good hand mixer!

Here’s the tried-and-true ancient Betty Crocker recipe we made:

1 C water

1/2 C butter

1 C flour

4 Eggs

Filling – whipped cream, etc.

Confectioner’s sugar

Heat oven to 400. Heat water and butter to a boil. Stir in flour. Stir vigorously over low heat about 1 minute or until mixture forms a ball. * Note: I took the pan off the heat and used a mixer to do this. Much easier! * Remove from heat. Beat in eggs all at once, continue beating until smooth. *Note: again, I found the hand mixer indispensable! * Drop dough by scan 1/4 cup fulls 3″ apart on ungreased backing sheet. Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until puffed and golden.  Cool away from draft.

Pull out any filaments of soft dough. Carefully fill with whipped cream. Replace tops; dust with confectioners’ sugar. Refrigerate.

Close up II

Be careful – they don’t last long!

There’s another recipe in the back of my book, Sweet Cravings, out now from Decadent Publishing and below is an excerpt that should get your whipped cream whipping.

Excerpt:

I ducked into the kitchen before the bored-looking maître d’ could accost me and found myself heating up at the sight of a stainless steel table. Sous-chefs in white hats and dishwashers with racks of clean plates bustled back and forth down the aisle in front of me, but I didn’t spot the pastry chef in their midst. I almost gave up and left before noticing the light was on in the “secret kitchen.” I gulped.

My knees went weak, and I stood frozen to the spot. Inside me, determination, embarrassment, and heady desire warred. I wanted so bad to turn and walk out, find another caterer, and be done with it. But I couldn’t. There’d be questions. Chuck would want to know why he wasn’t getting the best French-trained chef in town, and I’d be up shit creek without a paddle. What could I say? Sorry, I didn’t mean to have hot, sweaty sex with the guy—if I’d known you’d need him the next week, I would have waited?

Remembering the hot sex had my traitorous feet moving forward, toward the door instead of away. Wrong direction, I told them. Shut up and go with it, my pussy ordered. I bit my lip, swallowed my pride, and knocked.

The door opened and the man himself appeared wearing a chef’s coat splattered with pretty light pink frosting and powdered sugar. One whiff of him convinced me he’d taste positively delicious. My stomach let out a loud rumble, and I put my hand over it to try and squelch the embarrassing sound.

His mouth fell open when he caught sight of me. In fact, he seemed kind of stunned for a second. My fight-or-flight response kicked in. I swiveled on my heel, but he grabbed my elbow and tugged me inside his secret domain once more. “Mademoiselle,” he murmured low and rich as fudge pudding. “How nice to see you again. Please, come in.”

I glanced at his face from under my lashes and found him smiling at me, looking as though he might actually be glad to see me again. Part of me stiffened, vibrating with nervous energy. The rest of me tingled in saucy anticipation. The promise of man and dessert made one once more for my licking pleasure had me close to giggling with happiness as the door snicked shut. As he twirled me in his arms and drew me close, the all-important notes clutched in my hand could have jumped a shuttle for Mars for all I cared.

His mouth surged over mine, his lips warm, wet, and insistent, as though he needed to make up for lost time. I heartily seconded the sentiment, and the kiss turned from buttery hot and soft to spicy and decadent with a touch of dare.

I opened my mouth to let his tongue in, and we both moaned at the intrusion, his hips bucking against mine as he pressed my butt into the table. I clutched his shoulders, pulling him closer as my initial embarrassment waned. He tasted of sweet pastry, and I savored the flavor as I relaxed in his arms. God, the hungers the man awoke in me with just one kiss!

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See what else Violet and her sexy chef Max do in his secret kitchen, and if you have time, whip up a batch of cream puffs to eat while you read!

Enjoy!

Eva Lefoy

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