Friday, 27 February 2015

Bad Boys of BDSM Box Set

Bad Boys of BDSM Box Set
Anita Lawless, C.J. Sneere, Roxxy Meyer & Leigh Foxlee

About: SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY PRICE! LIMITED TIME ONLY!

From Amazon & All Romance bestsellers the Wild & Lawless Writers!

Go on a wild ride with these decadent bad boys of BDSM.

Get tangled up with alpha billionaires and werewolves. Let a bad boy claim your heart. Fall in love with a rugged mercenary, and follow one young dominatrix as she tries to tame two rough bikers.

This box set includes six novellas plus bonus stories and an exclusive sneak peek at the upcoming Midnight Wolves MC Saga.

Stories so dirty and hot, your ereader may not survive!

This box set includes:

Bad Boy Werewolf (MF; HEA)
Bonus Story: Waking Up Werewolf Part 1 (MM)
Claimed by the Bad Boy (MF/MFM/MFF; HEA)
Bonus Story: Jack & James (MMMMMMM)
Bad Boy Biker (MM/MMM; HFN)
Bonus Story: Barista Boys (MM)
Bad Boy Alphas (MMM; HEA)
Bonus Story: Lust Times Two (MMF)
Her Bad Boy Protector (MF; HEA)
Bonus Story: Stripped Down (FF)
Taming Two Bad Boys (MFM; HEA)
Bonus Story: Surrender To His Proposal (MMF)
Bonus Excerpt: Midnight Wolves Part 1
Bonus Excerpts

All stories have an extreme heat level.

Do you like BDSM erotic romance filled with dominant billionaires who will make you swoon? Check out our Surrender Series Boxed Set for only 99 cents! http://www.amazon.com/Surrender-Boxed-Set-Anita-Lawless-ebook/dp/B00HUUB2WI

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 Excerpt from Claimed by the Bad Boy:
She watched his finger, and then her steely stare locked on his ice-blue eyes. “Why would you care whether I had changed or not?” Her voice was low, and Corey thought he heard a hopeful, anxious lilt to it. Perhaps wishful thinking on his part but, at this point, he’d take any scrap as a sign. He wanted her back so badly it hurt right in his gut just to look at her.

“Do you remember what I told you when you left me?” Corey moved his face closer to Bekka’s. Their lips were now inches apart. “Just before you walked out the door?”

He heard her swallow and her breathing had grown shallow. “What…”

Taking her into his arms before she could resist, Corey nipped at the shell of her ear, flicking his tongue inside before he whispered, “What I promised you?”

Bekka cleared her throat, but her voice was still thick when she spoke. “That you’d come find me one day. That you’d get me to come back to you, no matter what—”

He stole the last of her words with a deep, hungry kiss.

Bekka shoved him back and Corey looked at her with a puzzled frown.

“Wait a second.” Bekka glanced at the clock. “Isn’t it a bit early to be closing up a tattoo shop, Corey? Are you sure you didn’t set this up on purpose?”

His mouth still hovered close to hers and, while staring at her lips, it was hard to comprehend her words through his fog of desire. Corey shook his head. “What?” He followed her gaze to the clock. “Ohh…that.” He turned back to her, pinning her once more with those intense, blue eyes of his. “The shop isn’t technically open yet. Me and Jamie are in the process of getting things set up. We’ll be opening on Friday.” He yanked her back into his arms and Bekka let out a surprised yelp. “And quit trying to change the subject.”

Bekka let herself dissolve into his kiss. Damn, it did feel good to be back in his arms. She hadn’t had a lot of men before Corey. She was skittish when it came to males, after suffering years of mental and physical abuse at the hands of her father as a teen. Still, she was no innocent when it came to pleasing and pleasure. Corey, much more experienced in sexual matters than she was when they first met, had taught her a lot in their three years together. They’d been best friend with incredible chemistry—a rare combination. And that chemistry only blazed hotter now that they had been apart for so long. At least it did on Bekka’s part, but she tried to hold her excitement back some. It was all she could do not to tear his clothes off as she helped him out of them.

Available at Amazon US
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Available at All Romance
Available at Bookstrand
Available at Smashwords

RELEASE EVENT FOR BLOSSOM BY Cathy Jackson

Come join me tomorrow at 7pm CENTRAL for my takeover during the release event for Blossom by Cathy Jackson! I'll be giving away our newest box set, plus more books!

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Sunday, 22 February 2015

Pre-order Bad Boys of BDSM Box Set

Pre-order for only 99 cents!

Bad Boys of BDSM Box Set
Anita Lawless, C.J. Sneere, Roxxy Meyer & Leigh Foxlee

About: SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY PRICE! LIMITED TIME ONLY!

From Amazon & All Romance bestsellers the Wild & Lawless Writers!

Go on a wild ride with these decadent bad boys of BDSM.

Get tangled up with alpha billionaires and werewolves. Let a bad boy claim your heart. Fall in love with a rugged mercenary, and follow one young dominatrix as she tries to tame two rough bikers.

This box set includes six novellas plus bonus stories and an exclusive sneak peek at the upcoming Midnight Wolves MC Saga.

Stories so dirty and hot, your ereader may not survive!

This box set includes:

Bad Boy Werewolf (MF; HEA)
Bonus Story: Waking Up Werewolf Part 1 (MM)
Claimed by the Bad Boy (MF/MFM/MFF; HEA)
Bonus Story: Jack & James (MMMMMMM)
Bad Boy Biker (MM/MMM; HFN)
Bonus Story: Barista Boys (MM)
Bad Boy Alphas (MMM; HEA)
Bonus Story: Lust Times Two (MMF)
Her Bad Boy Protector (MF; HEA)
Bonus Story: Stripped Down (FF)
Taming Two Bad Boys (MFM; HEA)
Bonus Story: Surrender To His Proposal (MMF)
Bonus Excerpt: Midnight Wolves Part 1
Bonus Excerpts

All stories have an extreme heat level.

Do you like BDSM erotic romance filled with dominant billionaires who will make you swoon? Check out our Surrender Series Boxed Set for only 99 cents! http://www.amazon.com/Surrender-Boxed-Set-Anita-Lawless-ebook/dp/B00HUUB2WI

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 Excerpt from Claimed by the Bad Boy:
She watched his finger, and then her steely stare locked on his ice-blue eyes. “Why would you care whether I had changed or not?” Her voice was low, and Corey thought he heard a hopeful, anxious lilt to it. Perhaps wishful thinking on his part but, at this point, he’d take any scrap as a sign. He wanted her back so badly it hurt right in his gut just to look at her.

“Do you remember what I told you when you left me?” Corey moved his face closer to Bekka’s. Their lips were now inches apart. “Just before you walked out the door?”

He heard her swallow and her breathing had grown shallow. “What…”

Taking her into his arms before she could resist, Corey nipped at the shell of her ear, flicking his tongue inside before he whispered, “What I promised you?”

Bekka cleared her throat, but her voice was still thick when she spoke. “That you’d come find me one day. That you’d get me to come back to you, no matter what—”

He stole the last of her words with a deep, hungry kiss.

Bekka shoved him back and Corey looked at her with a puzzled frown.

“Wait a second.” Bekka glanced at the clock. “Isn’t it a bit early to be closing up a tattoo shop, Corey? Are you sure you didn’t set this up on purpose?”

His mouth still hovered close to hers and, while staring at her lips, it was hard to comprehend her words through his fog of desire. Corey shook his head. “What?” He followed her gaze to the clock. “Ohh…that.” He turned back to her, pinning her once more with those intense, blue eyes of his. “The shop isn’t technically open yet. Me and Jamie are in the process of getting things set up. We’ll be opening on Friday.” He yanked her back into his arms and Bekka let out a surprised yelp. “And quit trying to change the subject.”

Bekka let herself dissolve into his kiss. Damn, it did feel good to be back in his arms. She hadn’t had a lot of men before Corey. She was skittish when it came to males, after suffering years of mental and physical abuse at the hands of her father as a teen. Still, she was no innocent when it came to pleasing and pleasure. Corey, much more experienced in sexual matters than she was when they first met, had taught her a lot in their three years together. They’d been best friend with incredible chemistry—a rare combination. And that chemistry only blazed hotter now that they had been apart for so long. At least it did on Bekka’s part, but she tried to hold her excitement back some. It was all she could do not to tear his clothes off as she helped him out of them.

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Pre-order at Amazon CA
Pre-order at All Romance
Pre-order at Bookstrand
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Thursday, 19 February 2015

Shifter Under Cover Blog Tour









Title:  Shifter Under Cover, the 3rd story of Pepper Valley Shifters
Author:  C.A. Tibbitts
Genre:  Paranormal Romance with suspense




Forrest Scott has worked too long and too hard as an undercover operative for the D.E.A. Shifter Division to get stuck with a mission partner straight out of training. When his new partner turns out to be the one shifter woman he's been asking on dates repeatedly for years, he can't help but imagine the possibilities.

Adeline Lahey may be new to the undercover job, but she's had plenty of experience turning down his advances. She does everything she can think of to turn him off, yet sparks still fly. While their chemistry is palpable, even Forrest Scott can't be trusted with her heart.

When Forrest is forced to split his time between two missions, a third undercover operative takes over as Addie's full time mission partner.



Will their undercover mission bring Forrest and Addie closer, or will the addition of a third operative drive Forrest and Addie apart?

$0.99 Sale Until February 28, 2015


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EXCERPT


      Forrest nibbled at her upper lip and she opened her mouth, his tongue swept inside and her nails dug into his suit as she clung to him.  Her brain stopped working and all she knew was his tongue curling around hers.  She moaned and he pulled her back upright, then she yelped as she was in the air.
      "Forrest!"  She wrapped her arms around his neck and held on for dear life.  She'd never been carried before, and it kind of hurt where her weight rested on his arms.  How was he lifting her?  "Our guests," she finally muttered, trying to blink the romantic haze from her eyes.
      "They left a while ago."  He was carrying her to the bedroom.
      "Forrest, I-" he silenced her as his mouth found hers again.  The bed was at her back and he was over her, tasting, tempting, drawing her further into his promises of pleasure.  Before she knew it, she'd unbuttoned his suit jacket and pushed it off his shoulders.  He shrugged out of it, his lips never leaving hers.  She wrenched at his tie and started on his shirt buttons.
      Forrest yanked at the tie, managing to undo the knot.  She was undressing him, and he knew if he stopped kissing her, she would protest.  Besides, now that he'd had a taste of her, he did not know how to stop.  Her hands splayed across his bare chest, and he slid his hands under her back, pressing those full breasts against him.  He broke away first, needing to breathe for a short moment, but kept his hold on her.  Her eyes were closed and he pressed kisses along her jaw, down her neck, and further still, his tongue grazing where her dress barely contained her breasts.  "Addie, my Addie," he murmured, licking at her skin.  She tasted like the purest clover honey.
      He was suddenly shoved away, and he panted for a moment, his heart beating out of his chest as he met her eyes.  She wasn't angry, she looked panicked.  "What's wrong?"


TEASERS





OTHER PEPPER VALLEY SHIFTER
BOOKS BY C.A. TIBBITTS



PEPPER VALLEY SHIFTERS #2

Living a life of bitter seclusion, Griffin Tago is a mentally and physically broken puma shifter without a family, through no fault of his own.

Daniela "Dani" Celinho grows up in a happy family of shifters, until a malicious act during her teenage years leaves Dani with a limp and no hope of competing as a swimmer. After her father's murder, her mother and sister fall apart. Dani decides to make a life for herself in a little town called Pepper Valley, Colorado.

Griffin's best friend talks him into having a beer at his sworn enemy's place…Great Scotts Bar & Grill. After a short run-in with "Great Scott" himself, Griffin's friend distracts him by pointing out a brunette beauty standing at the jukebox. One look at her takes Griffin's breath away.

Dani looks past the wheelchair and sees the strong handsome man with long dark hair and black tattoos.

Their physical desire leads to a quick mating. Can Dani not only heal Griffin's body, but his soul?


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23202620-healing-a-shifter


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PEPPER VALLEY SHIFTERS #1

Jace moved in with Fiona and her father when she was fourteen. Tall, lean, and hotter every day, Fiona has had a crush on Jace since day 1. The problem is, Jace did not look at her as anything but a friend.

On Fiona’s sixteenth birthday, her dad announces she is going to mate a shifter she has never met when she turns twenty-one. Zane is cute, muscled, arrogant, older, and not her type.
One night, Jace finally sees Fi for the woman she has become. In a moment of weakness, Jace succumbs to her request for 'just one kiss'. A mate's addictive taste is something neither Jace nor Fiona can deny.

Caught by a secret past, Jace believes he will never deserve a woman like Fi. However, Fiona harbors a deep dark secret of her own. A secret that may change all of their lives.

Pepper Valley... A town where shifters, vampires & other creatures are a part of society. What will happen when two shifters fight over a love that is ordained & one that is forbidden?

They are caught...Shifted For Love.


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22877115-shifted-for-love



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An Oklahoma native, C.A. Tibbitts resides with her husband.

Writing has always been her passion, and she hopes to continue writing for many years to come in the paranormal romance genre, as well as other romance genres.

She loves to hear from her readers, and deeply appreciates honest reviews.

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All Books and Stories by C.A. Tibbitts

Pepper Valley Shifters
* A Shifter Christmas, A Short Story Prequel (contained within Mystical Xmas Box Set - October, 2014)
* Shifted for Love (August 4, 2014) --Kindle Unlimited
* Healing A Shifter (October 28, 2014) --Kindle Unlimited
* Twice Fated Shifter, book 2.5 (contained within Mystical New Love Box Set - December, 2014)
* Shifter Under Cover (March, 2015) --Kindle Unlimited

Royalty Of Vezul series
* Prince Of Vezul: Tallen (contained within Mystical Royal Love Box Set - February, 2015)

Christmas In D.C., a contemporary romance short story (contained within Wickedly Exotic Winter Erotic Wonderland Box Set - January 20, 2015) --Kindle Unlimited

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NOTE: Winter Exotic Box Set Proceeds go to National Autism Association



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Wednesday, 18 February 2015

RETRIBUTION (Blood and Honor, #2) Blog Tour



RETRIBUTION - BOOK 2



Genre: Romantic Suspense (Mafia romance)
Heat level: Hot (RT Book Reviews scale), 4 Flames (All Romance eBooks scale)

Description:
RETRIBUTION: An Interpol agent playing a dangerous game.A Mafia princess. A man determined to exact retribution...

Nick Clarkston, a young Interpol agent, threatens to undo the fragile peace between the Lucchesi and Andretti families when he tries to take down the Mafia don father who abandoned him. He allies with his father's sworn enemy, a mobster both devious and ruthless. The mobster's alluring daughter helps Nick negotiate the murky criminal underworld, but he soon learns she's using him. Trapped, and with nowhere to turn, Nick makes a tragic mistake that plunges him further into danger.

Delfina Andretti appears to be the typical Mafia princess--but this princess wants out. Delfina dreams of being a fashion designer, and hooking up with Nick is her ticket out of an arranged marriage. Her feelings for Nick are genuine, but he's leery of her. Even worse, his heedless drive for justice threatens to get them both killed and to put everyone Delfina loves behind bars--unless she and Nick can forge a new future for their warring families.

Reviews:

"The suspense keeps the pages moving quickly in book two of the Blood and Honor series. There are numerous characters, but Delamar does a wonderful job of incorporating them so that readers keep abreast of the story. A fast pace, credible characters and a complex plot guarantee hours of entertainment." -- RT Book Reviews, 4 stars

"Retribution was great... oh so damn great. So this is the second book in the Blood and Honor series and I loved it even better than the first one.... Another wonderful story filled with action, love, forgiveness, and some awfully hot steamy scenes! This story was beautifully written and I hope you pick it up and read it!" -- Reading on the Wild Side blog, 4.5 stars

"You are kept on the edge of your seat until the very last page, just like at the end of "Revenge", "Retribution" has a teaser for the next novel that makes me excited to read the next novel. If you liked "Revenge" you will love "Retribution"; this is easily a stand alone novel; I'm just glad that there is more to come in this series." -- Steph's Book Retreat blog, 4.5 stars

Awards:
Semi-finalist in The Kindle Book Review's 2013 Best Indie Book Awards



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Excerpt:
Nick turned the music up and caught Delfina’s eye. Was it just his imagination, or had she been admiring his bare arse? “Watching me, were you?” he asked, keeping his voice pitched low.
She blushed, roses staining her cheeks. His chest felt lighter than it had in weeks. “I’m not answering that.”
He strode over to her and leaned in, forcing her to sprawl back on the bed, caged within his arms. He placed his lips near her ear. “Your blush told me everything. Every single naughty thought you were having.”
“Madonna,” she muttered and braced her hands against his chest. “You’re getting a swollen head.”
He darted his tongue out and ran it along the edge of her ear. “Most certainly.” He put a knee up on the bed and rubbed his hard length along her thigh.
She laughed and pushed against him, but he didn’t budge. “Time to get undressed,” he whispered. Her hands went to the buttons that ran down the front of the silk blouse tucked into her skirt. She played with the top one.
“Now?” she asked, her voice lilting and playful.
“Now.” He rumbled the word in her ear and she shivered. “Take it off. I want to see you. All of you.”


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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dana Delamar is the author of the "Blood and Honor" romantic suspense series, which is set in Italy among the Calabrian Mafia. An avid traveler who loves to learn about different peoples and cultures, Dana often sets her books in exotic locales. She grew up in the Midwest and Pacific Northwest, and today makes Seattle her home. She's an omnivorous reader with overflowing bookshelves and a passionate love of "Supernatural," "Firefly," "True Blood," "Mad Men," and a zillion other TV shows. Where she finds the time to sleep is a mystery.

When she's not writing, Dana is zipping off to visit new locales, dreaming about her next trip to Italy, or narrowly avoiding car accidents while she conjures up exploits for her characters. You can visit her at http://www.danadelamar.com.

Saturday, 14 February 2015

Hot Valentine's Deals!

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Happy Valentine's Day! To show you just how much we appreciate your support, we've slashed prices on even more titles to celebrate Valentine's. Check out some of our 99 cents sales below, and browse the sales banner just under our navigation header for even more great deals!

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Friday, 13 February 2015

Blissful Valentine's Blog Tour



Title: Blissful Valentine
Author: Amy L. Gale
Genre: Romance
Hosted By: Beautiful Promotions



Straight-laced 19-year-old Brooke Powers has two goals: First, avoid the party scene and all the drama and disaster that go along with it. Second, focus on attaining her Marketing and Business degrees. When her roommate begs her to attend a fraternity party she reluctantly obliges, but gets more than she bargained for when she meets enticingly charismatic fraternity brother, Dean Parker. After a mishap causes her to wake up in the worst possible place she can imagine, she vows to stay away from anything or anyone fraternity related. Staying away from Dean is a daily battle, one she's slowly losing. When her feelings conjure up old demons from the past, her strategically planned future turns into chaos. Brooke is desperate to keep herself on track. Will Dean be her downfall or is he exactly what she needs? 


Valentine’s Day isn't always complete bliss.




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BLISSFUL VALENTINE EXCERPT :

He stops and meets my gaze, then bends down and grabs a mound of snow, packing into a tight ball. He takes a step back and winds his arm, throwing the snowball straight and fast. It smacks against the metal sign on the far end of the small pond near a cluster of benches, breaking off into a multitude of pieces.
He wipes his hands off on his pants. “Give it a try.”
I shake my head. “No way, I throw like a girl.”
His picks up a mound of snow and packs it together, forming a perfect sphere. He hands me the snowball and stands behind me, pressing his body against mine. My heartbeats thump against my chest, causing a surge of adrenaline to rush through my veins. I tremble, holding the snowball in my right hand. At least I can blame the cold for my shaky arm. He runs his hand down to my wrist and pulls it back, up toward my shoulder.
He rests his head on my shoulder and talks softly into my ear. “Pull your arm back to here and step forward at the same time you throw.” He moves to the side.
Goosebumps form on my neck from his warm breath gliding against my cool skin. My stomach flutters. Here goes nothing. I stare at the metal No Parking sign and pull my arm back, throwing the snowball as I step forward. Tiny fragments of snow fly through the air. A direct hit.
I clap my hands and bounce up and down on my toes. “Holy crap, I actually did it. I didn’t think I could hit the broad side of a barn.” Dean comes over and raises his hand to give me a high five. I lunge forward and pull him into a hug, before I realize what I’m doing. My chest tightens and heat creeps across my cheek.
He wraps his arms around my waist and presses his body against mine. I step back and ease away, dropping my arms to my sides. “We better head back, I’ve still got lots of physics studying to do if I plan on passing the semester.”
He rubs the back of his neck and nods.
I slide my frozen hands into my pockets and hold them in tight fists. Note to self: when I think I’m finished embarrassing myself I’m usually wrong.
The perfect untouched blanket of snow moves into an array of chaos as we turn the corner to my apartment. My heart beats faster with each step I take forward. This walk is taking forever. If I don’t get away from Dean soon, I may end up doing something else I shouldn’t. I mean, we’re just friends. I take a deep breath and slowly exhale as we approach my driveway.
I dig in my purse and pull out my keys. “Thanks for my victory celebration.”
He places his hand in the small of my back on our way toward my steps. “First of many.” His hand moves to my waist.
Summersaults take over my stomach. I step onto the first step. My boot slips along the rim of the concrete edge covered in a thin layer of ice and instantly it knocks me off balance. My hands flail through the air, desperately trying to grab onto anything.
Dean jumps into action, catching me before my head smacks against the hard sidewalk. I grab onto his sculpted bicep and pull myself to my feet.
Fire burns through my cheeks, which are no doubt fire-engine red. I drop my chin to my chest and hunch my shoulders. He lifts my chin and gazes into my eyes. My heart pounds against the walls of my chest. Electric shockwaves flows through my veins. He leans in closer. My lips part and lava flows through my body. He tucks a stray strand of hair behind my ear. “I knew you’d fall for me sooner or later.” He places a soft kiss on my cheek and takes a step back, turning and walking away.





 Author Amy Gale
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Romance author by night, pharmacist by day, Amy Gale loves rock music and the feel of sand between her toes.  She attended Wilkes University where she graduated with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree. In addition to writing, she enjoys baking, scary movies, rock concerts, and reading books at the beach.  She lives in the lush forest of Northeastern Pennsylvania with her husband, six cats, and golden retriever.  


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1. Can you tell us a bit about the main characters.
Brooke Powers is goal-oriented freshman who wants to focus on her studies and avoid the party scene along with all the trouble that goes along with it.
Dean Parker is an enticingly charismatic fraternity brother and star player on Lakeview U's baseball team.
When Brooke's roommate drags her to a fraternity party, an unexpected mishap causes her wake up in Dean's bed throwing her strategically planned future into complete chaos.

2. How did you think of this story? What inspired you?
Since Dean and Brooke were already a couple in Blissful Tragedy, I wanted to elaborate on their awesome relationship. I decided to go back in time to the girls college years and tell the story. I have to be honest, I was inspired by some of my great college memories.

3. Is there anything special you would like your readers to know about Blissful Valentine?
Valentine's Day isn't always complete bliss.

4. Do you get writers block? How do you cure it?
I think every writer gets writers block at some point or another. I try and look to other sources to cure it, like music or re-watching some of my favorite movies for inspiration.

5. Top 5 Favorite Books
1. Beautiful Disaster
2. The Notebook
3. Fifty Shades of Grey
4. Dark Love
5. Thoughtless

6. I know you are a huge music fan AND Led Zeppelin fan. What songs help you write?
I usually come up with a play list based on the book I'm writing. When I wrote Blissful Valentine, I listened to Thank You by Led Zeppelin, Love Song by Tesla, Lay it on the Line by Triumph, Caught up in you by 38 Special, I Can't Fight this Feeling Anymore by REO Speedwagon, My Kinda Lover by Billy Squire, and Talk Dirty to Me by Poison.







Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Dana Delamar Blog Tour: REVENGE (Blood and Honor #1)

Dana Delamar is the author of the "Blood and Honor" romantic suspense series, which is set in Italy among the Calabrian Mafia. An avid traveler who loves to learn about different peoples and cultures, Dana often sets her books in exotic locales. She grew up in the Midwest and Pacific Northwest, and today makes Seattle her home. She's an omnivorous reader with overflowing bookshelves and a passionate love of "Supernatural," "Firefly," "True Blood," "Mad Men," and a zillion other TV shows. Where she finds the time to sleep is a mystery.

When she's not writing, Dana is zipping off to visit new locales, dreaming about her next trip to Italy, or narrowly avoiding car accidents while she conjures up exploits for her characters. You can visit her at http://www.danadelamar.com.




Heat level: Hot (RT Book Reviews scale), 4 Flames (All Romance eBooks scale)
Description:
REVENGE: A woman on the run. A damaged Mafia don. A rival bent on revenge...

Kate Andretti is married to the Mob--but doesn't know it. When her husband uproots them to Italy, Kate leaves everything she knows behind. Alone in a foreign land, she finds herself locked in a battle for her life against a husband and a family who will "silence" her if she will not do as they wish. When her husband tries to kill her, she accepts the protection offered by a wealthy businessman with Mafia ties. He's not a mobster, he claims. Or is he?

Enrico Lucchesi never wanted to be a Mafia don, and now he's caught in the middle of a blood feud with the Andretti family. His decision to help Kate brings the feud between the families to a boil. When Enrico is betrayed by someone in his own family, the two of them must sort out enemies from friends--and rely on each other or die alone. The only problem? Enrico cannot reveal his identity to Kate, or she'll bolt from his protection, and he'll be duty-bound to kill her to safeguard his family's secret.

Attacks from without and within push them both to the breaking point, and soon Enrico is forced to choose between protecting the only world he knows and saving the woman he loves. 


Reviews:

Top Pick, 5 Stars from The Romance Reviews (TRR) - "This story truly exceeded my expectations. Revenge is action packed, and when the pace picks up, it does not slow down.... Pick up this book today; it will grab your attention from the beginning. I cannot wait to read the next book."

"Here is to a WHOOPING 5 Stars. If I had to describe this book in about 4 words it would be action-packed, sexy, romantic, and adrenaline rushing.... This would make a kick butt movie! There were times when I was fanning myself, sitting on the edge of my seat, and so mad I had to put it down. The steamy scenes were oh so delicious!" 

-- Bengal Reads blog, 5 stars 
"The first book in the Blood and Honor series ... gets things off to an explosive start." (4 stars) -- RT Book Reviews 

Awards:
Double-finalist (Romantic Suspense and Best First Book) in the 2013 Booksellers' Best Awards

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Excerpt:

Enrico’s hand dropped from Kate’s forehead to caress her cheek, his fingers skimming over the bruises Vince had left. Then his thumb traced over her swollen lip, his face darkening. “I could kill him for this.”

Kate felt a jolt. Did he mean that? He looked so grave. She didn’t want him to do something foolish; he’d already taken enough risks for her. “I’m okay. Just a little beat up. I’ll be fine in a few days.”
He crouched down beside her and took her hands in his, resting them in her lap. “I will protect you from now on. I swear it. You will never be unsafe again.”

Kate’s throat constricted painfully and tears threatened to spill down her cheeks again. Jesus, how did he know just what to say? This man who looked at her with such tender eyes couldn’t possibly be a mobster. Certainly her faulty Italian was to blame for what she thought she’d overheard.
Enrico leaned forward, one of his hands going to the back of her chair, the other releasing her hand and cupping her knee. He was now just inches from her, his eyes darkening with care, with… desire. Kate inhaled in surprise, her body suddenly on alert. He smelled sharply masculine, like citrus and pine trees mixed together, a hint of something that was all him underneath. He was too close, much too deliciously close. Her heart hammered out of control. She should stop this. She was still married, even if her husband had tried to kill her.

Enrico let go of her knee and placed his fingers under her chin, tilting her mouth to meet his. Kate stiffened, but after his lips touched hers, she relaxed and forced herself to stop thinking, forced herself only to feel, only to hear. The satiny brush of his lips across hers, the touch of his hands on her face, his fingers tracing her cheekbones. The groan low in his throat when she opened her mouth to his, when she let their tongues touch. He groaned again, the sound more urgent when she opened her mouth wider, her tongue swirling around his.

He pulled her up from the chair, his large hands sliding down to her ass, crushing her to him greedily. When she felt the bulge of his erection against her belly, a warm tingle ran through her, zinging down between her legs.

My God, he was an amazing kisser. And if she wasn’t mistaken, his body was going to be amazing too. He was all hard slabs of muscle and sinew, granite next to her softness. She ran her hands across his wide shoulders and down his back. Jesus. This was going to be out of this world—
He broke the kiss, both of them breathing fast. She looked up at him, confused. Why was he stopping?

“Are you certain you want this?” he asked. “A lot has happened—”

“I’m sure. Very sure.”

His lips curved into a slow smile. “Then we need some place more private, yes?”

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The prequel to the series, MALAVITA (Blood and Honor, Prequel) is available FREE at all retailers. Note that MALAVITA is more on the PG-13 side, whereas the other books in the series are all R-rated for sex, language, and violence.
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10 Things Dana Delamar Loves
   10 things that Dana Delamar loves!
1. Chai tea, especially Starbucks’ Oprah chai. Yum!
2. David Gandy, who’s pretty much my idea of physical perfection (and he’s a nice guy too!). He inspired Enrico Lucchesi, the hero of REVENGE, Book 1 in my Blood and Honor series. Don’t know who David Gandy is? Here’s his Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialDavidGandy
3. The TV show “Supernatural.” I am obsessed! (And I’m a total Dean girl.)
4. Larissa Ione’s Demonica/Lords of Deliverance series. She writes the most awesome, sexy heroes, and her world-building is amazing!
5. Reading! I have an overstuffed Kindle, two huge bookcases, and an Amazon wishlist that’s a mile long!
6. Writing. I love, love, love it. It’s the best job in the world. (Also sometimes the most maddening.)
7. Music. Some of my favorite bands are Adele, Chris Isaak, Amy Winehouse, Franz Ferdinand, Duran Duran, INXS, Echo and the Bunnymen… can you tell I’m a child of the 80’s?
8. Traveling. I have a goal of hitting all the continents before I die. So far I’ve been to North America, South America, Europe, and Africa. Hopefully, Australia will be next!
9. Movies! I’m especially partial to anything with Chris Hemsworth in it. :)
10. My family, and especially my hubby, who’s my real-life romance-novel hero!


Dana Delamar is the author of the "Blood and Honor" romantic suspense series, which is set in Italy among the Calabrian Mafia. An avid traveler who loves to learn about different peoples and cultures, Dana often sets her books in exotic locales. She grew up in the Midwest and Pacific Northwest, and today makes Seattle her home. She's an omnivorous reader with overflowing bookshelves and a passionate love of "Supernatural," "Firefly," "True Blood," "Mad Men," and a zillion other TV shows. Where she finds the time to sleep is a mystery.

When she's not writing, Dana is zipping off to visit new locales, dreaming about her next trip to Italy, or narrowly avoiding car accidents while she conjures up exploits for her characters. You can visit her at http://www.danadelamar.com.
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