Friday, March 6, 2015

Spotlight and Review - BRING ON THE DUSK by M.L. Buchman

Guest Post: First Meeting by M.L. Buchman

One of the things I love about writing military romantic suspense is the unexpectedness of setting. Instead of a blind date, there is a first operation together. Instead of getting a drink and maybe a meal, there is a mess hall, chow line, and group tables with hundreds of others eating at the same time. But also, to find a quiet corner on a busy base or ship leads to many interesting opportunities.

Delta Force Colonel Michael Gibson, the hero in my newest release BRING ON THE DUSK, grew up climbing the majestic redwood trees of Oregon and California. That is where he would take Claudia on a date if he could. Instead, they are aboard a ship in the Gulf of Aden, a part of the Arabian Sea off the Horn of Africa. Where to go for privacy on an eight-hundred foot long ship of war? Michael’s job in Delta Force is to think out of the box, no reason to stop just because he’s on a break.

Michael led her to the ocean side of the six-story superstructure, and they climbed the stairs past the first two levels. The gentle sway of the ship on the now-quiet sea could be felt here, but she’d spent too many years aboard ships to be bothered by such mild seas. She’d never climbed the ladder to the upper levels, but she knew the way.

Michael didn’t stop at the roof of the navigation bridge or the searchlight platform as she’d expected. She’d been unsure of those because of the possible arrival of personnel.

No. He continued right up to the top of the uptake enclosure. The uptake engine stacks and the thin radio main mast were the only things that continued above the small space. The enclosure itself was a maintenance platform that offered a narrow walkway and a handrail around the ship’s towering exhaust stacks. On the forward side of the stacks, only the forward radar platform was higher. To the rear of the ship, the space opened up to an area about five feet square. Astern—the view was magnificent, and very private.

She and Michael leaned on the handrail together as she drank in the view. All ship’s lights were below them. The moon had set, and only the stars and the two masthead blinkers were higher than their present aerie. The height and isolation were so liberating. They made her want to shout out, “I’m an eagle!” but she didn’t.

“We’re fifty feet above the flight deck and a hundred and twenty above the water. Some people can’t take the swaying motion even though they—”

She turned into his arms and kissed him to shut him up. The simple kiss grew and expanded to a level she’d never before experienced. Kissing Michael was better than sex with most men. It kept building. Okay, kissing Michael was better than sex with any man. And he hadn’t even moved his hands from stroking her back yet. He just held her as if she were somehow precious and important.

When she couldn’t take it anymore, she shifted to lay her cheek against his. She liked that they were nearly the same height so that she could whisper into his ear, “It’s magnificent, Michael.”

“It’s not the redwoods, but I like it.”

“Then you’ll have to show me the trees someday.”

His cloak of stillness, as she’d come to think of it, settled over him. He simply stopped moving, stopped vibrating the air with his energy. It almost felt as if he were going invisible in her arms. She pulled back, not out of his arms in case he could somehow dematerialize, but far enough that she could have seen his face if there had been more than the pale starlight.

“I’m sorry,” she apologized. “That was too forward of me. This whole thing is too forward. I just got caught up in the moment and how good you feel and smell, and now I’m babbling which I never do except to myself and—”

“I’d love to show them to you.” His voice stopped her run-on panic that had built out of nowhere.

“And you show them to…” She had to ask.

“No one.”

Her breath caught in her chest, trapped there trying to choke her. She wasn’t ready for this. She wasn’t prepared for this to mean something. Yet Michael had obviously just opened the vault closest to his heart.

And he’d opened it for her.

Title: Bring on the Dusk
Author: M.L. Buchman

Release Date: March 3, 2015
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Genre: Romantic Suspense

Five nations surround the Caspian Sea, five nations desperate for the vast resources there, and willing to go to war. It will take all of Claudia and Michael's ingenuity to avert disaster. As they discover how right they are for each other, it will take even more to breach the walls they've so carefully built around their hearts...


Thursday, March 5, 2015

Release Blitz - EASY LOVE by Kristen Proby

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  We are so excited to bring you the Release Blitz for Kristen Proby's EASY LOVE!

EASY LOVE is a Contemporary Erotic Romance novel and is the 1st book in The Boudreaux Series!


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Eli Boudreaux’s family has built ships and boats in Louisiana for generations. He comes from a hardworking, wealthy family and his empire is growing by leaps and bounds. At thirty, he is the youngest CEO to ever head Bayou Enterprises, co-chairing with his eldest brother. His head for business and his no-nonsense work ethic is also quickly making him the best the company has seen in generations. His staff admires him, women adore him and Eli’s family is solid. But he’s recently discovered that someone on the inside of his business is stealing from him and he’s determined to find out who.

 Kate O’Shaughnessy is hired by companies all over the world to slip inside and investigate every member of the organization from the CEO down to the custodial staff to find the person or persons responsible for embezzling. She’s excellent at blending, becoming part of the team, and finding the weakest link. She’s smart, quick-witted, and she’s now been hired by Bayou Enterprises, specifically Eli Boudreaux. The attraction is immediate and the chemistry is off the charts, but Kate has heard all about Eli’s playboy past and she has a job to do. Sleeping with the boss isn’t a part of that job, even if just the sound of her name rolling off that Cajun tongue and the way he fills out a designer suit does make her sweat.

 Eli’s southern charms surprise Kate. The man whose reputation labels him as a ruthless, callous womanizer is not the man she’s coming to know intimately. He’s generous, protective and makes her smile. Cracking through Kate’s cool, reserved demeanor and discovering her love of sexy, expensive lingerie is a challenge Eli can’t resist, but her sweet nature, love of family and sense of humor pull at him in ways no one else ever has.

 But when the person responsible for trying to single-handedly dismantle Eli’s empire comes to light, and it’s time for Kate to move on, to what lengths will Eli go to keep the woman he’s fallen in love with by his side?

Cover Reveal - NIGHT SHIFT ANTHOLOGY #2 by Kindle Alexander

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Title: Closet Confession 
Author: Kindle Alexander 
Release Date: March 17, 2015 

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Dr. Derek Babineaux is intelligent, dedicated, and one of the best ER physicians in the fast-paced world of critical care at Tulane Medical in New Orleans. Always on top of his game, he’s thrown off balance when the newest staff member finally unleashes his hidden desires. Justin Delacroix’s job at the inner city’s busiest hospital might be just what he needs to ease back into civilian life after a long stint in the military. High-preforming shifts make working as a trauma nurse at TMC the perfect way to utilize his skills and quick reaction times. There’s only one problem, his attraction for one sexy ER doctor is off the charts, but he has his reasons for not returning Dr. Baby’s night shift advances. Or maybe he doesn't.

Night Shift Anthology releases on March 17, 2015. 6 NEW novellas from Toni Aleo, Kindle Alexander, Sawyer Bennett, Chelle Bliss, Eden Butler, and Brenda Rothert. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Keith Milano Memorial Fund,, and the Nashville Predators Foundation.
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Best Selling, and newly award winning Author Kindle Alexander is an innovative writer, and a genre-crosser who writes classic fantasy, romance, suspense, and erotica. It’s always a surprise to see what’s coming next! Happily married with too many children, and dogs, living in the suburbs of Dallas.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Cover Reveal - SCATTERED COLORS by Jessica Prince

The use of the phrase life is hard has become so diluted, so overstated, throughout the years that when someone hears it, the words go in one ear and out the other. The impact is no longer there. The meaning, the importance of that phrase, no longer holds any water with those it’s spoken to.

Freya Linden’s life became hard at the age of seventeen, the summer before her senior year of high school. The bright colors of her life faded into black and white, a colorless shell full of loneliness.

Until she met him.

Parker Owens breathed life back into her world. With him she began to heal. But happiness isn’t a guarantee. Sometimes opening yourself up only leads to more heartbreak. The person she thought to be her saving grace, shattered her completely.

Her story isn’t a pretty one. The bumps in the road were monumental and infinite. But it’s her story. And the one thing that holds true is this: despite the hardships, she made it through to the other side.


Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Release Blitz and Review - STEALING ROSE by Monica Murphy

We're celebrating the release of STEALING ROSE by Monica Murphy! Check out the excerpt below!

STEALING ROSE (The Fowler Sisters #2) by Monica Murphy
Adult Contemporary Romance
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People say the youngest child has it easy, but nothing can be further from the truth. Unlike my two sisters, Violet and Lily, I’m never in the limelight. I just work my butt off for Fleur Cosmetics and get little to no thanks for it. I’ve been pushed too far one too many times, and I’m finally brave enough to do something about it.

Maybe my newfound courage has something to do with the amazing pink and white diamond necklace I wear to the party in Cannes. The instant those dazzling heirloom jewels touch my skin, they excite some deep, aching need inside. And when that guy—that totally gorgeous guy—locks eyes with me, I know this nice girl is going to be naughty.

For once it’s my turn. My turn to say no to my father, to outshine my sisters, to walk away from it all—straight into the arms of a mysterious stranger. But what if Caden is much more than I bargained for? Sure, he makes me feel sexy and free in a way I never have before, but there’s something else I can’t quite place—something dangerous. Maybe our “chance” meeting wasn’t so random. Maybe he was looking for me for a reason. Whatever his motive, there’s no going back now.

And maybe I don’t want to.

Release Blitz - SCORCH by Clarissa Wild

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Title: SCORCH (Delirious, #3)
Author: Clarissa Wild
Genre: Dark Erotic Romance
Release Date: March 3, 2015


Sweet revenge keeps her alive … and drives her to kill.

I am the forgotten one, the girl who was left for dead.
In this mental hospital I call prison I plot my revenge.
I remember everything.
Their faces. Their touch. Even their smell.
What they did to me was beyond cruel. I’m going to return the favor.
In here I survive by using someone just as they used me. One of them wants to claim me as his own. A man without mercy, without a conscience, craving the wickedness inside me. But I won’t be a puppet for his desires. I will play his strings like a puppeteer and use him to escape.
And when I do … I will kill them all.

This is Ashley's story and the final book in the Delirious Series. This is a full-length novel. These books should be read in order.

WARNING: This book contains very disturbing situations, strong language, dubious consent, and graphic violence.