LV’s Newest Releases… Rock Stars and The Women They Love!

Many of you are aware it’s been a while since I had something new to come along. The last couple of weeks has been an awesome time for me since I have not one, but two new releases for your reading pleasure.

First up, I have book 2 of The Rock Legend Series entitled “Redemption: A Rockstar Romance.” So if you’re into contemporary romance featuring rock stars, this book is right up your alley. For the next couple of weeks, Book 1 is just $0.99 to give those who haven’t read “Savage: A Rockstar Romance,” the opportunity to catch up on the story. Because in a couple of weeks, “Revival: A Rockstar Romance,” will round out The Rock Legend Series. While book 3 is still set in the same world, the story’s leads change from Brody and Sky to Dylan and Alyssa, whom you will have already met in Books 1 and 2.

And did I mention they are all published widely in the major eBook sales platforms (Amazon, iBooks, Nook, and Kobo)? So, take this opportunity to read the entire series within a few weeks all told. You won’t regret it!

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LV’s Monday Meandering … On MLK Day!

Hello Readers! Happy Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day! This week’s Monday Meanderings come with a FREEBIE. I’ve created this regular newsletter since beginning my newest day job to keep me engaged with you on a regular basis. This will provide a way for you to know what’s going on with me even though I’m not camping out on Social Media anymore. The R Collection is FREE from today until Friday. Check it!

Writing, Writing, Writing

Monday, January 21, 2019

As I dropped my husband off at work this morning, one of the local radio stations was playing Dr. King’s “I Have A Dream” speech in its entirety. I sat in my car long after having reached my destination listening, because those words wouldn’t allow me to leave them unheard. Dr. King’s words have always given me chills and they did so, yet again, this morning. His words have elicited awe, inspiration and hope for many for more than seventy years.

And considering where our nation is today, I pondered whether his sacrifice had been in vain and my answer quickly became a resounding NO! We may have strayed from his vision somewhat, but I still believe that we will see that day he espoused so many years ago…that our children will judge others not by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. As human beings we all have more commonalities than not, so I truly believe we will eventually get there. Peace! <3

I’m using my day off as a writing day. What are you doing today?

Speaking of writing, if you want to read any of my books while you’re waiting on my new stuff to publish, you can find all my books here, where a couple of them are now on SALE: LV Lewis books!

THE R COLLECTION

Two racy romance novellas from one bestselling author.

REDEEMING THE AMAZON

Karen Freeman is nine years post-op from a double mastectomy. Returning to a normal dating and sex life has been difficult. Her most meaningful relationship after surgery occurred with a man other than her husband. 

Paul Beaudelaire, former ladies’ man, had his career in the corps cut short by the loss of his left leg. He returned to New Orleans with a state-of-the-art prosthesis, but left his heart in Baltimore with an ex-model, whose crippled marriage was the only deterrent to his waning honor. A fantasy weekend at The Beaudelaire Hotel may give him a second chance with his contemporary Amazon.

REKINDLING THE FLAME

Sabine Beaudelaire returns to her hometown of New Orleans to the bedside of her favorite uncle, Sebastian Beaudelaire. Estranged for six months from her fiancé of eight years, she still hopes for reconciliation. But her hopes are short-lived.

Enter a gorgeous “Hot IT Guy”, aka Xander “Fish” Fisbourne, whose sex appeal fills her head with thoughts of propositioning a man for the first time. Fishbourne and the Den of Sin may be exactly what Sabine needs to bring her out of her sexual drought.

Hot Featured Read!

The Billionaire’s Miracle Family by Arabelle Stevens

Audrey Edlin’s life was completely under control with a predictable routine. She had a job she loved, friends, and a lovely home on Beacon Hill in Boston she inherited from her grandmother. Life was consistent, orderly, and comfortable. Except for the man-child living next door.

Donahue Alister lived in the townhouse connected to Audrey’s. He loved loud video-games, his raucous buddies, and pizza. He was born with a silver spoon in his mouth, so life was one big party to him. Or so it seemed to Audrey, who was nothing but annoyed by him.

Things change when a chubby, bundle of joy is left on Don’s doorstep, forcing the two neighbors to join forces for the welfare of little Chloe.

Sparks fly when they begin to see each other a little differently and realize that things, and people, aren’t always as they appear.

Other Steamy Recommendations!

Kissing The Counsel by Jillian Riley

A fake marriage. A real baby. One huge mess.

Avery Price needs quick cash to save her bridal shop. When she discovers a way to win $50,000, she jumps at the chance. The only catch is, she has to get married or at least stage a convincing wedding. Her best bet is Beach Pointe’s most eligible bachelor. But he hates everything to do with marriage.

Veterinarian Dr. Jack Maddox is a magnet for every gold-digger in town, but Avery is the only one who’s ever walked out on the chance to share his bed. When he finds her in his kitchen in only an apron, he’s shocked that she’s changed her mind, but there’s a catch (of course).

Though he’d rather poke his eye out with a fork than even pretend to get married, he can handle a little acting for this fun-sized wildcat.

But, starting a family was never part of the deal…

Love Auction
by Lindsey Hart

OMG! Did I just bid and win a date with Shane Rempel for over one thousand dollars?!

What the hell was I thinking? Was I not the one who just said I would never spend that kind of money for a date with a stranger?!

Apparently, all sane thoughts just flew right out the moment HE walked up on that stage at the auction.

I was hooked line, sinker and all.

And let me tell you, if you spend that much money for a date, you definitely go on that date. So, I went.

And guess what? It kind of ended with me starting a war with the guy on the said date. And I even did a walkout.

Yeps and after that disastrous first meeting, you definitely do not expect the guy to turn up at your workplace asking for another date!

But he did. And guess what I did…

Get your FREE copy of my Fifty Shades of Jungle Fever, and your $0.99 (or FREE for KU Subscribers) copy of Exit Strategy, and your $3.99 or FREE from KU copy of The Venture Capitalist. And if you’ve already got your free copy of the books, the Audiobooks are a steal if you’ve already purchased the books!

Speaking of writing, if you want to read any of my books while you’re waiting on my new stuff to publish, you can find all my books here. LV Lewis books!

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Fifty Shades of Jungle Fever

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Exit Strategy

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Redeeming The Amazon

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“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”
– Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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LV’s Monday Meanderings… December 3, 2018!

Happy Monday Meanderers! Here’s this week’s installment of the regular newsletter I created to keep me engaged with you. This will provide a way for you to know what’s going on with me even though I’m not camping out on Social Media anymore. As usual, I have some great books to share with you, including a FREE copy of my own classic, Fifty Shades of Jungle Fever! It’s going to be in a Bookbub promo on December 9, 2018, but you guys can pick it up early if you’d like. Pssst, it’s already FREE!

Writing, Writing, Writing!

This past weekend, I attended my oldest sister’s recent milestone birthday party. I have a big, loud, non-Greek, family that likes to party hard. And like Forrest Gump, “that’s all I have to say about that.”

While away, I fretted over not finishing nanowrimo, whether my upcoming Bookbub promotion was on track, and why I wasn’t using that four day weekend to write. I must say that after seeing my sister’s face when the family greeted her, and after all the heartfelt birthday wishes were shared by friends and family alike, I found myself glad I had taken the journey. Very few things in my like take precedence over my writing, and family is a big one. This sister is approximately seventeen years older than me, and as we all age, more and more of us are not coming back to family gatherings. I simply could not muster up any energy for regret once I saw how moved she was by having her family surround her on that auspicious occasion.

So, today, I’m back on the grind without a single ounce of regret to be had, penning this newsletter, and then getting some words down.

Speaking of writing, if you want to read any of my books while you’re waiting on my new stuff to publish, you can find all my books here. Redeeming the Amazon and Fifty Shades of Jungle Fever are currently FREE: LV Lewis books!

Featured Novel This Week!

Title: Asher Black

by Parker S. Huntington

From Top 20 bestselling author Parker S. Huntington comes a steamy, slow-burn love story full of unexpected love and banter.

It started with my bladder.I didn’t mean to witness a shady deal in the restroom hallway.
I didn’t think twice when I called the cops.
And I certainly didn’t know who the club belonged to.

Asher Black.
Former mafia hitman.
Billionaire CEO.
New York’s most eligible bachelor.

When he shows up at my college, looking for the girl who called the cops on his business, I know I’m as good as dead. What I don’t expect is his offer–he’ll pay for my tuition, set me up with a cushy job after I graduate, and all I have to do is… be his fake fiancée.

Featured Box Set This Week!

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From confident military men and suave billionaires to bad boy players, hot alphas, and more, you’re sure to find the illicit romance of your fantasies burning up these pages! These powerful, exciting men will keep you up all night and daydreaming all day!

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Including Stories from:

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Publisher’s Weekly bestselling author Jeana E. Mann
Piper Lawson
J. Saman
Colleen Charles
Casey Hagen
E.S. Carter
Rylee Swann
Emma Tharp
Liz Matis
Heather C. Myers
Jan O’Hara
Maggie Carpenter
Tara L. Ames
Shannyn Leah
Megyn Ward
Ravena Tate
Alyssa Drake & Bella Emy
S.R. Watson & Ryan Stacks
Mia Kayla
Scarlett Avery
Kim Carmichael

Other Recommendations

Love Grind

by Devon Michaels

Description

I have everything I ever wanted with one exception – Stacy.

MILES

I’ve always been respectful of my elders, managing the family fortune for my parents and making me a billionaire by the time I was twenty-five.

But lately my love for music is all I can think about.

Until now.

When a simple night out busking leaves me in the emergency room, I find myself hurting in more than one way.

Her name is Stacy Mayer – a registered nurse.

Slender and athletic, she had the softest blue eyes that made me want to drown myself in.

I want her.

I need her in my life.

But I don’t think I can fix this one mistake to make her mine.

Stacy

My dad left us when I was sixteen and it has been me and mom since then.

I think that is why I turned to nursing to support my mother, and MMA to give me an outlet for my frustrations.

Between work, looking after mom and training for the next fight, I don’t need any distractions.

Especially one that is so damned good looking he could be plucked off the cover of GQ!

He probably has a stable of women clawing their way into his bedroom.

Good for them.

The last thing I need is a man like Miles Barker in my life.

I don’t need my heart broken again.

The Love Grind is a standalone romance with a little steam, a little heat and an HEA to melt even the coldest heart!

 

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Exit Strategy

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Redeeming The Amazon

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LV’s Monday Meanderings… November 26, 2018

Happy Cyber Monday Meanderers! I hope you’ve all made the electronics purchases of your dreams for the holidays. Here’s this week’s installment of the regular newsletter I created to keep me engaged with you. This will provide a way for you to know what’s going on with me even though I’m not camping out on Social Media anymore. As usual, I have some great books to share with you!

Writing, Writing, Writing!

Over the long holiday weekend while trying to get some words down, I had two funerals happening for two very good friends of mine. One lost her mother, and the other, her sister. These made me reflect on how none of us are promised tomorrow. I even shared a post on Facebook to that effect, because our days really are numbered and I’m endeavoring to get everything out of however many days I have left.

Writing is a big part of how I want to spend the rest of my time on this mortal coil. Many of my friends and family don’t understand my fascination with the written word, or this passion I have for creating stories that resonate with a fan base. They think of it as child’s play, or something not as important as real every day life, but I beg to differ. Writing is as important to me as breathing, and most days I’d rather be writing than doing anything else in the world. That is why I identified so much with M. Night Shyamalan’s quote in the graphic above. There are stories in my head that just demand to be told.

While working on nanowrimo (which is winding down), and my projects I’m trying to get published in my current series’, I had an idea for a new series that came to me over the weekend. Now, I can’t wait to finish the projects I”m doing so I can get this new series going. It involves a large southern extended family, with three young heroines who each get to tell their stories. I’m vacillating on whether to make it genre fiction, or literary. But rest assured, whichever I choose, it’s going to be epic!

Speaking of writing, if you want to read any of my books while you’re waiting on my new stuff to publish, you can find all my books here. Redeeming the Amazon is currently FREE: LV Lewis books!

Featured Novel This Week!

Hitched Too: Secret Vows by Florella Grant

From friendship to marriage in sixty-seconds.

The most important thing to Kevin Davis is his career. After hearing rumors that the company will only promote a married man, he asks Melissa to be his bride. He knew she didn’t deserve to be put in a situation like that and promised to make it up to her when the charade was over.

When Melissa O’Brien agreed to share an apartment with her best friend’s brother and grade school crush, Kevin, she never expected him to propose. Agreeing to be his wife was an easy decision since she loved him for years.

As the weeks passed, Kevin found himself longing to call her his wife for real. Melissa saw a side of him she didn’t know existed, and questioned her true feelings.

Will their hasty marriage result in a stronger bond and lasting love? Or will it destroy their lifelong friendship that has been pushed to the limits?

Hitched Too Secret Vows is the second book in The Hitched Series, but can be read as a standalone.

Grab it Today for only $0.99. This deal is gone after Cyber Monday!

 

Other Recommendations

Shifted

by Tricia Barr

Description

Rule #1: Never go out after dark.
Rule #2: Never go into large bodies of water.
Rule #3: Stay off of social media.

Myreen always knew her mom held some deep dark secret; the rules, the moving, the years of unanswered questions. But she didn’t think breaking one rule, just once, would lead to the death of her mother. And she never expected to find out that she was a mermaid shifter, or that her mother was killed by vampires.

Whisked away in the middle of the night for her own safety, Myreen finds herself in a secret school for shifters. But starting over in a new school in the middle of the year–even if it is for the millionth time–is never easy. With rumors swirling, mean girls circling, and two incredibly attractive guys tugging her in separate directions, Myreen just wants to get through the school year without having a meltdown in front of everyone.

She’s learning so much, but for every question answered, a new one bubbles up. Myreen will need to untangle the web of secrets surrounding her if she ever wants to find out why her mother was murdered. As she dives deeper into the mystery, she discovers a truth about herself that no one saw coming, and it will change the fate of the shifter world forever.

 

 

Beneath the Autumn Sky by Laurel Black

Description

But the fact that the kid had to go through that, only to turn into some kind of statistic. Perhaps even a cautionary tale for victims and bullies and children who enjoy walking around at night. That was all that kid would be remembered by, and it left a bitter taste in his mouth.

Suddenly, he felt a hand on his. Daniel’s eyes flickered down, and saw Alec’s fingers intertwine with his. “Hey,” he muttered.

“I could look into your friend’s disappearance,” Daniel found himself blurting out. After a few minutes of awkwardness, he mentally kicked himself. The sheer look of shock was more than enough to make Daniel regret those words, but even more so when Alec’s grip tighten. “No, it’s fine.”

“Are you sure? I know a couple of guys at the police station. I could-”

“Please Daniel. Just…leave it be.”

Daniel stopped. He couldn’t help but turn away, looking at the small plate of vegetables. Before he knew it, he nodded. “Okay,” he said. “Okay.”

He was about to take his hand back, but he couldn’t. It was warm, and it was the first thing he noticed. “Hey Daniel?”

“What’s up?”

“I love you. You know that right?”

In which love and death dance within the confines of Autumn. This collection includes The Devil’s Playground, Mayhem, Hero, and Promises.

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Fifty Shades of Jungle Fever

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Exit Strategy

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Redeeming The Amazon

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“Some stories just resonate with you as a storyteller and never leave you…” — M. Night Shyamalan

 

LV’s Monday Meanderings… November 5, 2018

Happy Monday, Meanderers! As you very well know by now, I created this regular newsletter to keep me engaged with you on a regular basis. This will provide a way for you to know what’s going on with me even though I’m not camping out on Social Media anymore. This week I’m giving away another book!

 

Writing, Writing, Writing!

Nanowrimo is a godsend. It is a time when as writers, we are expected to write like the wind, and pen something, regardless of how good it is for the 30 days of November. After it’s done, then you’re supposed to go back and edit until it shines with the perfection you are known for. I am taking part in this year’s nano because I’ve been working too hard to have a set writing schedule. However, I was truly inspired to make writing my habit by Ms. Octavia Butler’s quote. Wish me luck!

Speaking of writing, if you want to read any of my books while you’re waiting on my new stuff to publish, you can find all my books here. Redeeming the Amazon is currently FREE: LV Lewis books!

FREE. ZERO. ZILCH. NADA!

Redeeming the Amazon

Most come to The Beaudelaire Hotel a select few times a year merely to indulge in sexual fantasy, but the stakes are higher for Karen Freeman and Paul Beaudelaire this New Year’s weekend.

How does a woman remain sexy when she’s lost an essential hallmark of her femininity? She gives a Marine amputee one shot at helping a former model with body image.

Will this fantasy weekend at the Beaudelaire Hotel give Paul a second chance with his contemporary Amazon, or will Karen’s fear of rejection be a barrier to their reconnection?

A STANDALONE READ IN A SHARED WORLD. Grab your FREE copy today!! And if you like audiobooks, see its companion below. When you buy the print copy (for FREE), you get the audiobook for an insane price!

The Last Book I Read…

 

Promise Me You

by Marina Adair

A heartening romance of friendship, second chances, and the healing power of love…

Mackenzie Hart has made a career out of writing about eternal love, so when she finds her perfect match in Hunter Kane, she decides to put it all on the line. Irresistibly charming and drenched in alpha-male swagger, Hunter isn’t just the catch of the town—he’s Mackenzie’s best friend. Only someone beats her to the altar. After a fresh start and three years to recover, the last thing Mackenzie expects is for her old life to come knocking…

Recently divorced, musician Hunter Kane wants to reconnect with the woman he left behind. Admitting his biggest mistake comes first. What comes next is up to Mackenzie. He hopes she’ll give him a second chance. He may have been the one to break her heart, but he knows he can also be the one to mend it.

As a tenuous friendship turns into something more, Hunter’s life on the road beckons once again. Will love be enough to keep them together, or will their wildly different worlds be too much for them to overcome?

My Review

Marina Adair never disappoints. She sets up believable, realistic romances that grab you and draw you in for the long haul. Promise Me You was no exception. Mackenzie Hart and Hunter Kane’s history involved writing country music together and being the best of friends until Hunter decides to marry someone else and Mackenzie takes her unrequited love and disappears from his life just before the big day. Fast forward three years later and Hunter is in a writing slump, has divorced and is hoping his manager cousin will get this new writing duo to help him pen his band’s next album. Unbeknownst to Hunter, he knows part of the new writing duo very well. Having herself thrust back into the tractor beam that is Hunter was not in Mackenzie’s plans. She’s trying to get her life on track after a debilitating congenital eye disease has stolen her sight, and that is only one of many surprises Hunter gets when she re-enters his musical world. Promise Me You delivers from the first page to the last.

L.V. LEWIS’S AUDIOBOOKS ARE ALWAYS ON SALE

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Fifty Shades of Jungle Fever

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Exit Strategy

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Redeeming The Amazon

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“First, forget inspiration. Habit is more dependable. Habit will sustain you whether you’re inspired or not. Habit will help you finish and polish your stories. Inspiration won’t.

Habit is persistence in practice.” — Octavia Butler

LV’s Monday Meanderings… August 27, 2018

Happy Monday Readers! I’ve created this regular newsletter since beginning my newest day job to keep me engaged with you on a regular basis. This will provide a way for you to know what’s going on with me even though I’m not camping out on Social Media anymore. I’ve got exciting news to share with you this Monday. Hope you all have a fabulous week!

Writing, Writing, Writing!

There is an “M” word that most authors dislike more than any we encounter in this industry. That word, my dear friends, is Marketing. For most of us, writing is the easy part (present company excluded). Writing is easy for those who have a unique talent for crafting great prose, for writing riveting dialogue, and drafting plots that will make your toes curl. I only experience this phenomenon sometimes. Usually my writing style is more like giving birth. The story gestates in my head for a while, then I endure the labor pains of putting pen to paper, until a story is birthed months, sometimes years later. No, I am not as prolific as many of my author friends. Writing does not come easy for me (probably because I second-guess myself so much, but that my dear friends, is a story for another time). And, if writing doesn’t come easy for me, one can easily deduce that marketing is a nightmare.

I’ve been around for a while, and actually I emerged on the scene on the other side of the self-publishing bubble. I wish so many times I’d taken the opportunity to self-publish when so many of my peers did, but I didn’t (babies, life, and career happened), and in fact, I got in right around the time the bubble burst. Many friendships had already been formed, acquaintances made, cliques formed, bloggers had chosen their favorites, and most of these early alliances never allowed outsiders in. So, my marketing efforts were done very much through trial and error. The industry changes rapidly. Paradigms are always shifting, so each and every time when I’d finally figured out how to do something in marketing, inevitably that thing was transitioning, and I was never able to quite get it right.

There are many book marketing sites at writers disposal these days. Unfortunately, there are more that don’t work than do, and unless you have a friend or colleague who has used a site and can give you some feedback, it’s trail and error, my dear friends. And trial and error is okay if you have a marketing budget to speak of, but if you’re like me right now, you don’t even have a great budget, let alone a marketing one. I simply cannot afford to spend any money that won’t yield a return on investment, so I’ve been very picky lately. Or I’ve tried to be, and sometimes I still get it wrong. Which hurts my pocketbook so much, it takes weeks to recoup just the tiny bit of disposable income I could find to do marketing.

Recently, ladies and gentlemen, I submitted two of my books for a Bookbub. If you’re not familiar with Bookbub, you absolutely need to be. They are the premiere marketing site for books for authors, and the permiere site for readers looking to find new books. This is yet another marketing site I found out about later than I would have liked, but their return on investment has remained steady despite the shifting paradigms of the book industry. Most authors know that a Bookbub ad will yield dividends that it would take 15 or more author marketing venues to yield (and that is a conservative estimate). They are pricey as f#%k, but they get the job done.

I’m excited to tell you that out of the two books I submitted for a Bookbub, one of them was successful! So at the end of September, my book, The Venture Capitalist, Tristan’s point of view of Fifty Shades of Jungle Fever, will be featured on Bookbub, and I’m over the moon about it. So, stay tuned. I’ll make a big announcement when it gets closer to the time. In the meantime, if you’re not following me on Bookbub, I hope you will, because not only will they keep you apprised of my new books as they come out, they will share my book recommendations, and sales of my books and others, if we’re lucky enough to snag a Bookbub ad. So click on the Bookbub icon below and follow me there. You will be glad you did!

Speaking of writing, if you want to read any of my books while you’re waiting on my new stuff to publish, you can find all my books here, where most of them are $0.99: LV Lewis books!

Briar by Ripley Prosperina

My Review

I am part of the original Twilight Fandom, and I have a thing for Vampires. So sue me!

Anywho, I was quite taken by this Reverse Harem spin on the genre. Ripley Prosperina whose other RH books I’ve read really did her thing with this one! Move over J. R. Ward, Ripley Prosperina has created a quartet of Vampires that I love almost as much as your Black Dagger Brotherhood. Hudson, Valen, Sylvain and Marcus, Oh My Effing God! Listen, I guess I need to write a real review of this book, because, really that is the purpose of this venue. Right?

Okay, so Briar Hale is allergic to sunlight, or so she thinks. Her diagnosed condition is EPP (and I won’t even try to remember the medical term here). Whenever she allows any ultraviolet rays to touch her skin she blisters and burns. I’m talking serious second and third degree burns. In fact she’d probably die within a few minutes were she to remain exposed. She moves to Boston to attend Boston College for her Master’s Degree where she attends a symposium for one Dr. Hudson Nors who is the foremost authority on her condition. An accident reaching for a fallen glove causes her to be burned and Dr. Nors and his friend, Marcus come to her rescue. Unbeknownst to Briar they share a bond of brotherhood that she learns about later.

One by one, she meets the four brothers and early on doesn’t know about their connection until she gets lost in the city and decides to take a detour through a wooded area. When she is saved by Sylvain, one of the quartet, from a fate I don’t want to describe here, she befriends them each in turn, despite her rocky start with Dr. Nors (the reclusive and anti-social genius). Soon, Briar learns why Dr. Nors has been notoriously antisocial, and why Marcus, Sylvain, and Valen can’t seem to stay away from her.

As they each seek her out, she develops a caring for each of them she’s never known, since her condition has kept her from having even rudimentary friendships. Despite her early accident and brush with death, she’s determined to stay in Boston and finish the education she’s desired. The brothers become convinced she is fated to be theirs, but she isn’t privy to their feelings until a sinister and deadly threat from their past learns of their connection and his hellbound on removing the sickly girl from the equation.

The story ramps up from there. While Briar’s story is the first and contains all the world-building, it doesn’t detract from the story at all. And, because I knew this was a trilogy, I wasn’t befuddled or unhappy by the way this first story ended. You will be drawn in as I was by how well Ms. Prosperina drew these characters and Briar’s reaction to each of the brothers. Their back stories as are fascinating as the current conflict they find themselves in and I believe you will be as taken as I was by these Reverse-Harem Vampires in this series.

Check out their follow-up books below:

***Briar is Book 1 in the Midnight’s Crown series. A slow-burn reverse harem romance series***

Book 2, Shadow of Thorns

Book 3, Diadem of Blood & Bones

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LV’s Monday Meanderings… August 20, 2018

Happy Monday fellow Meanderers! I’ve created this regular newsletter since beginning my newest day job to keep me engaged with you on a regular basis. This will provide a way for you to know what’s going on with me even though I’m not camping out on Social Media anymore. I read a fabulous women’s fiction novel this week, which I can’t wait to share with you. Hope your week turns out great!

Writing, Writing, Writing!

Romance is the primary genre which I read and write. I never tire of authors putting their unique spins on a hero and heroine’s love stories. I have loved to read since the days of learning how in pre-school and elementary school, where I read everything from Dr. Zeuss’s classics to The Box Car Children, and Little House on The Prairie. My entry into the world of romance began when I was just a pre-teen when I began to read my older sister’s books. She read steamy paperback novels (Harlequin) and true story magazines, which I daresay gave me my entree into learning about the “birds and the bees.” Thankfully, this same sister gave me “the talk,” so I wouldn’t be stupid when it came to interacting with the opposite sex. As a teenager, I began to make my own book choices and I was able to read an eclectic mix of literature which is what has shaped me to be the author I am today.

As most of you well know, I began my career by writing an erotic romance series. I followed that up with erotic women’s fiction, then dabbled in paranormal and science fiction. However, regardless of what I write, there will most likely always be a romance that figures somewhere prominently in the story. I have always been a romantic at heart despite real life not always mirroring the fiction I read. I always hold out hope that eventually my significant other will get how to be as romantic as my book heroes.

In this Monday’s Meanderings, I’m sharing something from all the genres in which I write all at once: women’s fiction, contemporary romance, and paranormal. Hope something from these offerings tickle your fancy.

Speaking of writing, if you want to read any of my books while you’re waiting on my new stuff to publish, you can find all my books here, where most of them are $0.99: LV Lewis books!

 Not Her Daughter by Rea Frey

My Review

It has been a while since I’ve read such a gut-wrenching novel which blurs the lines between right and wrong so skillfully. The story Frey weaves moves from present day to the past to current with a whip-smart plotting style that keeps the reader guessing what’s going to happen next. Sarah Walker is for all intents and purposes, a success. Her business, which produces educational games for schools all over the world, is growing in leaps and bounds. However, she has just gone through a breakup with her boyfriend Ethan, which has left her heart in tatters. As the author gives us glimpses into what transpired between the couple, Sarah is also remembering snatches of her own childhood, which has largely informed who she has become as an adult.

As Sarah navigates being newly single, and the only child of a father who is just as heartbroken as she is from the wife who left him years ago, her situation becomes even more dicey when she encounters Emma Townsend, a little girl who reminds her so much of herself, Sarah feels compelled to rescue this child from the untenable family dynamic she is drowning in. From that point, the story gets even more complicated. And with that, I’ll leave you to discover the rest for yourself, because I promise you, this story will evoke emotions in you that you won’t be able to parse without going all in with Sarah, Emma, and an ensemble of characters that are at once well-developed and grounded enough to make you feel as if you’re living this story right along with them.

Not Her Daughter is precisely the kind of women’s fiction that makes me experience “all the feels,” like I’m immersed in a real-life situation which I’m unable to extricate myself from without the author’s expert plot twists giving me a believable way out.

Love Desired: Rock and Roll Heiress, Book 1  by Kelli McCracken

Description

Business and pleasure were the main ingredients of a disastrous relationship. Mia Brooks learned that lesson years ago. Now she’s going against her better judgment to manage a struggling band, even though doing so could unravel the thin thread holding together her heart. Ayden McAllister refuses to be any woman’s fool. The scars from his last relationship were still raw, but the pain led to some of his bands’ best songs. With one last chance to find success, he must put aside his personal grievance with women to work with his bands’ new manager, something that would be much easier to do if she wasn’t affecting his heart the way she was his body.

The Unrivaled’s Witch by Laura Marie

Description

Life was as ordinary as it got for a 28-year-old single witch. Arthur one of the most powerful wizards in history has his eyes set on her.

Arthur Hamilton, the last wizard in history to become an Unrivaled vowed to serve the Order of the Unrivaled. Reborn centuries after a grave betrayal, Arthur has tracked down the soulmate he once lost. He must make a choice, between the oath he swore to uphold for all time, and the greatest love he’s ever known. But with a dark wizard hunting him once again, Arthur must decide fast.

Rebecca Chavez, a reborn witch, has never known love in this life. It has been years since her circle of friends has encountered anyone with Magic in their blood. Rebecca’s emotional shield has protected her from being hurt, that is until Arthur came looking to reignite their fire.

He’s mysterious, powerful and ready to stand between darkness and his witch!

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Two Books for Less Than The Price of One! – Jungle Fever Duology Sale and Giveaway! #ASMSG

Jungle Fever Duology SALE and GIVEAWAY!

As I mentioned in my Monday Meanderings this week, I’m featuring one of my books today because Jungle Fever Duology is on SALE for $0.99! Yes, that’s right. The book which usually retails for $2.99 is on a Kindle Countdown Sale today, August 3, 2018!  This is a boxed set of my Fifty Shades of Jungle Fever and Exit Strategy books, so you’ll be getting two books for less than the price of one! How novel is that? If you’ve not read these two books, you’re in for a treat, and even if you’ve read, why not consider giving the set to a friend or family member who likes steamy romance novels. You can’t go wrong at this price!

Summary

Keisha Beale, a street-wise Chicago south-sider two years out of DePaul University, is a quarter million dollars in start-up capital away from realizing her dream of owning a recording studio/record store. She takes the place of her more business-savvy partner in a meeting with Tristan White himself, the venture capitalist they’ve targeted to fund their business.

A bi-racial–African American and Brazilian–woman with a troubled past, Keisha has been so focused on her business pursuits that her love life has been non-existent. Tristan White is the devastatingly handsome, 32-year old CEO of White Enterprises, the firm he built using only the inheritance his mother left him to prove to his father he had the mettle to do it alone. He comes from a long line of wealth, and lives the life of a “one-percenter” on Chicago’s Gold Coast. Tristan is accustomed to controlling every aspect of his life given his birth into a world of privilege. When Keisha and Tristan’s worlds collide, sparks fly, and a
fever is ignited in them both that they have never experienced before. It turns out they each have secrets, but together, in the unorthodox arrangement Tristan proposes, they discover passions they never knew they had.

GIVEAWAY

There’s a Giveaway Below, which also begins today. I’m giving away a $10 Amazon Gift Card, and 5 Sets of Audiobooks (Fifty Shades of Jungle Fever and Exit Strategy) to 5 Lucky individuals!

At just nintey-nine pennies on August 3-4, 2018, you are getting a steal of deal for these two books (and my bestselling books, I might add). Never fear, if you miss clicking the link on August 3 or 4th, you can still get the book for $1.99 on August 5-6, but if you wait any later to click, you’ll get it for its regular price of $2.99. Kindle Countdowns are just what the name suggests, a countdown going from it’s lowest price to highest.

 

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LV’s Monday Meanderings… July 30, 2018

Bonjour! Comment allez vous, Readers? My French is so rusty, I really shouldn’t go there, but sometimes the mind meanders… These Monday Meanderings are making me bold! As you’re all aware by know, you know that I created this regular newsletter since beginning my newest day job to keep me engaged with you on a regular basis. This will provide a way for you to know what’s going on with me even though I’m not camping out on Social Media anymore. This week, I have exciting news about a book sale to share with you! See below.

Writing, Writing, Writing!

I have so many ideas for new books, but so little time! 🙁 This makes me sad, because I’d love it if I were able to write all the time like many of my colleagues do. But alas, that isn’t my lot in life right now, so I must carry on.

Work is still busy, and I’ve just hired a new employee, so there’s that I have to contend with as well. so while writing is slow, I am also working on some marketing and new covers. Yay! In addition to my backlist I’ll be getting a cover made for the novella I just finished. Again, if any of you know good cover creators who won’t charge me like I’m a New York Times Bestseller, I’d really appreciate a recommendation. I’m also thinking about what the title will be and drafting my summary, so I’m a busy little beaver!

Speaking of writing, if you want to read one of my books while you’re waiting on my new stuff to publish, you can find all my books here: LV Lewis books!

Jungle Fever Duology by LV Lewis

I’m featuring one of my books this week because Jungle Fever Duology is going on SALE for $0.99! Yes, that’s right. The book which usually retails for $2.99 will be on a Kindle Countdown Sale beginning on August 3, 2018!  This is a boxed set of my Fifty Shades of Jungle Fever and Exit Strategy books, so you’ll be getting two books for less than the price of one! How novel is that? So mark your calendars. If you’ve not read these two books, you’re in for a treat, and even if you’ve read, why not consider giving the set to a friend or family member who likes steamy romance novels. You can’t go wrong at this price!

Keisha Beale, a street-wise Chicago south-sider two years out of DePaul University, is a quarter million dollars in start-up capital away from realizing her dream of owning a recording studio/record store. She takes the place of her more business-savvy partner in a meeting with Tristan White himself, the venture capitalist they’ve targeted to fund their business.

A bi-racial–African American and Brazilian–woman with a troubled past, Keisha has been so focused on her business pursuits that her love life has been non-existent. Tristan White is the devastatingly handsome, 32-year old CEO of White Enterprises, the firm he built using only the inheritance his mother left him to prove to his father he had the mettle to do it alone. He comes from a long line of wealth, and lives the life of a “one-percenter” on Chicago’s Gold Coast. Tristan is accustomed to controlling every aspect of his life given his birth into a world of privilege. When Keisha and Tristan’s worlds collide, sparks fly, and a
fever is ignited in them both that they have never experienced before. It turns out they each have secrets, but together, in the unorthodox arrangement Tristan proposes, they discover passions they never knew they had.

NOTE: There’s a Giveaway Below, which begins during the sale. I’m giving away a $10 Amazon Gift Card, and 5 Sets of Audiobooks (Fifty Shades of Jungle Fever and Exit Strategy) to 5 Lucky individuals!

At just nintey-nine pennies on August 3-4, 2018, you are getting a steal of deal for these two books (and my bestselling books, I might add). Never fear, if you miss clicking the link on August 3 or 4th, you can still get the book for $1.99 on August 5-6, but if you wait any later to click, you’ll get it for its regular price of $2.99. Kindle Countdowns are just what the name suggests, a countdown going from it’s lowest price to highest:

Since I’m going there (into the BDSM world), I thought I might include a few other books in this week’s meanderings that brave this subject matter. I recently read a trilogy of books written by Kristen Ashley set in the world of The Honey, an exclusive sex club run by the mysterious Aryas. The books are what I call “grown folks BDSM.” These no-holds-barred books will take you deeper into the lifestyle than any others, so hold onto your hats, ladies and gentlemen, it’s going to be a bumpy, and quite possibly, “painful” ride (but in a good way!). LOL

The Deep End, The Farthest Edge, and The Greatest Risk (The Honey Series) by Kristen Ashley

THE DEEP END

Enter a decadent sensual world where gorgeous alpha males are committed to fulfilling a woman’s every desire…

Olivier isn’t sure what he’s gotten himself into when he joins the Honey Club, only that a dark part of him hungers for the lifestyle offered by this exclusive club. Here, no boundary will be left untested…and one’s deepest fantasies will become an exquisite reality.

When Amélie invites Olivier to surrender, she gives the alpha submissive what he craves. Soon they both find themselves falling harder than they ever anticipated—but as their connection deepens, the truth about Olivier’s past could destroy everything…

Gripping and seductive, The Deep End is the first book in a sensational new series from bestselling author Kristen Ashley.

THE FARTHEST EDGE

Step into the Honey Club, where every sensual boundary will be tested in search of the ultimate pleasure…
Branch doesn’t exist. Living off the grid, he’s looking for a way to forget his past and the guilt that plagues him. But no woman has ever been able to bring him to the edge he craves.
After a traumatic experience of her own, Evangeline stepped away from the decadent world of the Honey Club. But when she gets Branch’s offer—to play without boundaries or commitments—it’s too tempting for her to refuse.
As their passion ignites, Evangeline and Branch push each other to their farthest limit, fulfilling their darkest desires while falling harder and deeper than they ever imagined.

THE GREATEST RISK

A woman unable to connect, struggling to hide another part of her. A man burning to learn her truth, and make her whole. Through explosive passion and deep exploration, they are about to take the greatest risk of all. But will they be able to take that leap, and come out on the other side together? In this next passionate novel in the Honey series, New York Times bestselling author Kristen Ashley delivers a stunningly romantic and intensely sexy novel that will stay with you long after you turn the final page.

These are each very INTENSE books! The couples featured all come with their own sets of flaws, baggage, and problems to work through and you get a front row seat to see just how they handle the trifecta through the boundaries set in the exclusive Honey Club, and lots and lots of sex! Yet, the sex never seems superfluous, it just kind of happens like it tends to between two people who are attracted to one another and are falling in love. So, if you can handle the serious BDSM play upon entering The Honey Club, I think you just might love these books!

THE ORIGINAL SINNERS SERIES by TIFFANY REISZ

Return to the book that started it all—the sophisticated, edgy and devastatingly sexy beginning to Tiffany Reisz’s Original Sinners series…

In the subsequent books we follow Nora (Eleanor), Søren, Kingsley, Zach and a host of other characters (and from differing points of view) through Nora Sutherlin’s world. This is some serious stuff right here, folks. Don’t sleep on this series. It is complete, so no waiting on the next installment. Here they are listed in order (and a graphic, in case you want to buy them as a set):

 

The Siren

Notorious erotica author Nora Sutherlin thought she knew everything about being pushed to your limits. But in the world of BDSM, where passion is pain, nothing is ever that simple.

The Angel

Dominatrix Nora Sutherlin is doing something utterly out of character: hiding. It’s a summer that will prove the old adage: love hurts. And no safe word can protect the heart.

The Prince

Two worlds of wealth and passion call to Nora Sutherlin and, whichever one she chooses, it will be the hardest decision she will ever have to make. Unless someone makes it for her…

The Mistress

There’s punishment—and then there’s vengeance… Nora Sutherlin is in handcuffs, held captive by two men. Under different circumstances, she would enjoy the situation immensely, but her captors aren’t interested in play. Or pity.

And these are the final installments of The Original Sinners Series:

 

The Saint

Before she became Manhattan’s most famous dominatrix, Nora Sutherlin was merely a girl called Eleanor…

The King

Cunning. Sex. Pure nerve. Only this potent threesome can raise him to his rightful place as ruler of Manhattan’s kink kingdom.

The Virgin

The lure of the forbidden, the temptation to sin and the price of passion have never been higher, and Eleanor and Kingsley will have to pay it if they ever want to go home again.

The Queen

Once upon a time, Nora and Søren made a fateful deal—if he gave her everything, she would give him forever. The time has finally come to keep their promises…

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