Melissa Blue’s 10th Writer Anniversary! ~ 9/7 – 9/13 #GiveAway #ASMSG

MEL BLUE’S 10TH WRITER-VERSARY!!!

Melissa Blue‘s 10 year writing anniversary couldn’t go by without some type of celebration. So she wrangled a few of her author buddies and myself to donate to the cause. This means A MASSIVE GIVEAWAY. Starting September 7th (yeah, that’s today), I’m putting her rafflecopter up so you can enter to win. Go ahead and take a gander at some of the authors and prizes:

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Redeeming The Amazon by L.V. Lewis ~ Cover Reveal and Mini Blog Hop ~ #Nov #DenofSinSeries #EroticRomance #ASMSG

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My next offering in late December, if the platforms cooperate, will be a Den of Sin Novella entitled Redeeming The Amazon. This series came to be when a group of authors I kick it with on almost a daily basis and I, had a conversation in our ongoing Facebook chat room. We began to brainstorm about a series that we originally nicknamed The Kinky Series, for lack of a better name at the time. We thought it would be fun to create a world where several times a year, some very lucky people were invited to come to this place in New Orleans where they could “leave their inhibitions at the door.” Thus, the “Den of Sin” was born. www.denosinseries.com

What is this series about?

The Beaudelaire Hotel, set in New Orleans, is not just a five star hotel critically-acclaimed for satisfying the rich and elite. Several times a year the hotel becomes the Den of Sin, where all desires and fantasies come to life.

The series, written by Mel (Melissa) Blue, Holley Trent, Ambrielle Kirk and yours truly will debut on December 6, and a book will debut each week until they are all published. And it will behoove you as readers to get the book early as they will each be at a lower price until the next book is released.

So, without further fanfare, I’d like to introduce you to Redeeming The Amazon:

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Blurb

Most come to The Beaudelaire Hotel a select few times a year just to indulge in sexual fantasy, but the stakes are higher for Karen Freeman and Paul Beaudelaire this New Year’s weekend. Karen is nine years post-op from a double mastectomy, and her vain ex-husband hadn’t agreed with her decision to remove her remaining good breast or to eschew reconstruction. In the end, that decision cost her. She lost her marriage, but she’s certain the move has prolonged her life.

Returning to a normal dating and sex life has been difficult. She hasn’t made love fully unclothed since the demise of her marriage, and her most significant relationship occurred right after her surgery. When she was still recuperating, she had an affair of the heart with a Marine amputee who’d also been her Ph.D. classmate.

Paul Beaudelaire once led a charmed life as a ladies’ man who had his pick of women in the upper echelons of New Orleans society. He’d been satisfied to continue in that vein, until a Marine recruiter wooed him from LSU with tales of valor, courage, and commitment. His career in the corps cut short by the loss of his left leg, Paul returned to New Orleans with the best prosthesis Johns Hopkins orthopedics experts could fit him with. However, he left his heart in Baltimore with a beautiful former model, whose crippled marriage was the only deterrent to his waning honor.

Will this fantasy weekend at his uncle Henri’s hotel give him a second chance with his contemporary Amazon, or will her fear of rejection be a barrier to their reconnection?

Excerpt

“What just happened?” Paul asked. “We were in a good place until all of a sudden, we weren’t.”

Karen shrugged like an awkward, inexperienced teen who wasn’t sure of herself. Afraid to go to that point of no return with the boy she liked, whom she wasn’t sure would like her in the morning. He hated that the cancer had done that to her. Robbed her of her confidence.

“Karen, I will not hurt you.”

She smiled. He’d been going for intimacy, for sincerity, but apparently his heartfelt declaration struck her as funny.

“You know I won’t take advantage if you let me in,” he said, giving her a glimpse of his own vulnerability. This was as much about him as it was about her. Then he realized this statement was innuendo-laden as well, when her grin broadened.

“Exactly how do I know this?”

He would not let a moment of levity steal the inroads he was determined to make. “Because you know I’ve been where you are, even though on the surface it looks like I’ve dealt with and overcome all my issues with body image. Will you take a chance and go places with me intimately that you’ve not gone with anyone else?” He hoped like hell she could trust him to do this. She hadn’t turned down his request out of hand when Seraphina presented it to her, so there had to be something to her acceptance of him as her Den of Sin partner.

“How cunning. You knew the one thing–the only thing–that makes living inside our imperfections so difficult. I’m not surprised you get it.”

She smiled, that same smile he saw in his fantasies of her. The one that says more than her words. Through squinted eyes, laugh lines seemed to appear around them from nowhere. There was no guile, or arrogance in it, just the tentative smile of a woman who was once very self-assured and was again trying it on for size.

It was that smile Paul responded to as well as other very interesting things about her. The way she walked with such grace, one might literally believe she was floating. The way she saw through bullshit as if she had a built in meter for it. Even his. He couldn’t help liking even that about her. The intensity with which she viewed life was even atypical, a study in contradictions for one who’d stared death in the face and made it back down.

“If we do this your way, I’ll have one rule.”

Desperation made him reckless. “Anything.”

“The lights must be off.”

“Except that.” He stood abruptly and began pacing. “Karen, we’re supposed to leave our inhibitions at the door.”

“Who’s to say having the lights out isn’t a way of heightening pleasure? Suppose I were to blindfold you instead?”

He stopped in his tracks, his face split into a smile involuntarily. “That sounds promising, but if we get any kinkier than that, we might have to change floors.”

“Let’s just get the mechanics down now, shall we?”

“That doesn’t sound particularly sexy.”

Her brown eyes twinkled merrily. “I’m going to make you rue that statement.”

“Game on.”

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To check out the other covers, blurbs and excerpts drop by their blogs:

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You can also take a gander at the beautiful hub for Den of Sin.

Juneteenth Sale! Coming At You Live!

Nothing Junteenth Sale_graphic_final2If you haven’t guessed it, yes, it’s time to break open your Kindles or Nooks and get to buying. From June 13th to June 19th you can pick up these titles on discount from new to you or your favorite IR/MC authors:

$1.79 to $0.99

Bad Boy Next Door by Melissa Blue

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Barnes and Noble

$2.99 to $0.99

Fifty Shades of Jungle Fever by LV Lewis

Amazon

Barnes and Noble

$3.99 to $1.99

A Kiss of a Different Color by Bettye Griffin

Amazon

Barnes and Noble

$2.99 to $1.49

Framing Felipe Holley Trent

Amazon

Barnes and Noble

$2.99 to $0.99

Donor by Ambrielle Kirk

Amazon

Barnes and Noble

$3.99 to $0.99

Jaded Hearts by Olivia Linden

Amazon

Barnes and Noble

$3.90 to $2.50

Abandoned But Not Alone by Theresa Henry

Amazon

$3.99 to $2.99

Ain’t Nothing Like The Real Thing by Chicki Brown

Amazon

Barnes and Noble

$2.99 to 1.99
D.N.A. -Nothing Would Ever be the Same Again

Amazon
Barnes and Noble

Don’t forget to let your friends and family know about this sale. Have a great Juneteenth celebration.

IR/MC Juneteenth Sale!

Junteenth Sale_graphic_final2It’s June and you know what that means? It’s hotter than hades outside. It  also means Juneteenth is right around a corner. And THAT means it’s almost time for the Juneteenth sale I’m participating in.

Why Juneteenth?

The simple fact is there was a time in America’s history where folks would get fined, punished or thrown in jail for teaching people of color to read. More specifically, teaching slaves to read. The general fear was if you taught slaves how to write they might, you know, think about their lot in life. They may not be happy about it. They just might educate themselves. And then the nightmare would begin: they might educate others.

What I do every day as a passion-for a living-was illegal in the United States. Took some time for the word to get out that slavery had been abolished and that was just one step closer to where I’m sitting now. I don’t know about you, but I think that’s cause for a celebration. It’s worthy of taking a moment.

Why a group sale?

Who doesn’t love a sale?

When?

June 13th-19th

Who?

The following authors are dropping their prices for this one time event.

$1.79 to $0.99

Bad Boy Next Door by Melissa Blue

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$2.99 to $0.99

Fifty Shades of Jungle Fever by LV Lewis

Website

$3.99 to $1.99

A Kiss of a Different Color by Bettye Griffin

Website

$2.99 to $1.49

Framing Felipe Holley Trent

Website

$2.99 to $0.99

Donor by Ambrielle Kirk

Website

$3.99 to $0.99

Jaded Hearts by Olivia Linden

Website

$3.90 to $2.50

Abandoned But Not Alone by Theresa Henry

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$3.99 to $2.99

Ain’t Nothing Like The Real Thing by Chicki Brown

Website

If you want to find out more about these authors and their books you can check out their website. Stay tuned for the official sale.

Another Deal, Another Day ~ IR/MC Juneteenth Sale!

Junteenth Sale_graphic_final2So, you guys showed up like crazycakes in March for the IR/MC March Madness sale. You, the reader, made it a great success.

Guess what? (If the post’s title wasn’t a spoiler…) I’m participating in another group sale with IR/MC authors.

What is it?

It’s a celebration of Juneteenth.

Why Juneteenth?

The simple fact is there was a time in America’s history where folks would get fined, punished or thrown in jail for teaching people of color to read. More specifically, teaching slaves to read. The general fear was if you taught slaves how to write they might, you know, think about their lot in life. They may not be happy about it. They just might educate themselves. And then the nightmare would begin: they might educate others.

What I do every day as a passion, for a living, was illegal in the United States. Took some time for the word to get out that slavery had been abolished and that was just one step closer to where I’m sitting now. I don’t know about you, but I think that’s cause for a celebration. It’s worthy of taking a moment.

Why a group sale?

Who doesn’t love a sale? Me, along with other IR/MC fabulous authors (Melissa Blue, Bettye Griffin, Holley Trent and Ambrielle Kirk…just to name a few) will discount some of our titles. Like, DISCOUNT. Tell your friends and have their friends tell their friends to get ready for this sale.

When?

June 13th-19th

June 5th I’ll have the full list and details of where you can find these discounts and the authors participating. I’ll post links and use excessive amounts of exclamation points. Stay tuned.

Another Deal, Another Day ~ IR/MC Juneteenth Sale!

Junteenth Sale_graphic_final2So, you guys showed up like crazycakes in March for the IR/MC March Madness sale. You, the reader, made it a great success.

Guess what? (If the post’s title wasn’t a spoiler…) I’m participating in another group sale with IR/MC authors.

What is it?

It’s a celebration of Juneteenth.

Why Juneteenth?

The simple fact is there was a time in America’s history where folks would get fined, punished or thrown in jail for teaching people of color to read. More specifically, teaching slaves to read. The general fear was if you taught slaves how to write they might, you know, think about their lot in life. They may not be happy about it. They just might educate themselves. And then the nightmare would begin: they might educate others.

What I do every day as a passion, for a living, was illegal in the United States. Took some time for the word to get out that slavery had been abolished and that was just one step closer to where I’m sitting now. I don’t know about you, but I think that’s cause for a celebration. It’s worthy of taking a moment.

Why a group sale?

Who doesn’t love a sale? Me, along with other IR/MC fabulous authors (Melissa Blue, Bettye Griffin, Holley Trent and Ambrielle Kirk…just to name a few) will discount some of our titles. Like, DISCOUNT. Tell your friends and have their friends tell their friends to get ready for this sale.

When?

June 13th-19th

June 5th I’ll have the full list and details of where you can find these discounts and the authors participating. I’ll post links and use excessive amounts of exclamation points. Stay tuned.

IR/MC MARCH MADNESS SALE!

Book Cover onlyAs most of you know, I’m slugging away trying to get book two of the Ghetto Girl Romance Quadrilogy, “Exit Strategy,” to press. I won’t even go into the snags I’ve experienced trying to get this done, because most of you have heard ALL of them.

My focus now is on getting the thing done, so in the mean time, in between times, I’m putting book one on SALE with a small group of Interracial/Multicultural Romance authors whom I like very much. So here’s your chance to try a new author or grab something cheap of some good quality fiction.

Between today, March 8th through Sunday, March 10th, our books will be offered for the following prices:

From Melissa BlueEverything He Dreamed$2.99 $0.99

From Holley Trent: The Problem With Paddy, Shrew and Co. No. 1, $1.99 $0.99

From Ambrielle KirkWolf’s Promise (Caedmon Wolves), $3.99 $1.99

And From Yours Truly LV LewisFifty Shades of Jungle Fever$2.99 $1.49

There you have it folks. This weekend only, these titles are on sale at Amazon (and Barnes and Noble for some)! Get them, because on Monday, the prices will creep back up.

There’s something for everyone: magical realism, humor, hot shapeshifters, and, oh, you know. Sex.

Sounds like a good weekend to me.

IRMC Romance March Madness Sale