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Fall into Reading with a Sweet Romance! To go along with the big prizes, I'm giving away a $5 gift certificate to Amazon to one lucky person who comments on WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PART ABOUT FALL?
For me... I love the fall for the dark red patchwork quilt that we have on our bed. There is something so wonderful about snuggling under the quilt with your special someone. You actually want to get close and stay warm. And with the cooler weather, I don't mind those moments where the heat of his body warms the icy coldness of my toes or my nose!
If you are like me and love those stories that show a modern twist on love, you are going to enjoy Second Time's a Charm.
Some women find their perfect man at work. Other's find the love of their life at church. Lissa Vincent found the man of her dreams where she least expected it.
Alex Hunter had feelings for Lissa and had begged his ex-wife for an introduction. He wasn't going to let the fact that Lissa was his ex-wife's best friend get in the way of finding his own happily ever after.
When Lissa and Alex meet face to face, lust and desire are met with denial but will they be able to let a former love and friend get in the way of their chance at happiness. After all, you can't believe everything you hear, right?
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Today I'm excited to be a part of the release party for this wonderful book. Aubrie Dionne has written a great Science Fiction series about people needing to find a new world after the Earth begins to fall apart. Her New Dawn books are breathtaking and Colonization is a perfect fit if you love that series. The storyline continues with new younger characters who are facing not only love and lust but finding their place in a new world.
“Forbidden love on a paradise planet that’s anything but paradise...Dionne’s Colonization will keep you guessing.” – Cherie Reich, author of Defying Gravity
Finding a new home has never been so dangerous.
Andromeda has spent all seventeen years of her life aboard a deep space transport vessel destined for a paradise planet. Her safe cocoon is about to break open as Paradise 21 looms only one month away, and she must take the aptitude tests to determine her role on the new world and her computer
assigned lifemate. As a great-granddaughter of the Commander of the ship, she wants to live up to her family name. But, her forbidden love for her childhood friend, Sirius, distracts her and she fails the tests. The results place her in a menial role in the new colony and pair her with Corvus, “the oaf”.
But when Andromeda steps foot on Paradise 21, her predestined future is the least of her worries. Alien ghosts from a failed colonization warn her of a deadly threat to her colony. And when Sirius's ship crashes on the far ridge in an attempt to investigate, she journeys to rescue him with Corvus.
Andromeda now must convince the authorities of the imminent danger to protect her new home. What she didn't expect was a battle of her own feelings for Sirius and Corvus.
Can she save the colony and discover her true love?
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About the Author:
Aubrie Dionne writes science fiction fantasy with romantic
elements. Her writings have appeared in Mindflights, Niteblade, Silver Blade,
Emerald Tales, Hazard Cat, Moon Drenched Fables, A Fly in Amber, and Aurora
Wolf. Her books are published by Inkspell Publishing, Entangled Publishing,
Lyrical Press, and Gypsy Shadow Publishing. She’s also a professional flutist in New England.
Please visit her website: http://www.authoraubrie.com
As a part of the release of her new book, Aubrie is giving away this amazing locket.
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I admit it. I'm addicted to the One Night Stand Series by Decadent Publishing. The idea of someone who can find your perfect match is exciting. I'm so excited to share with you another of the 1NS series today. Ella Jade is a wonderful author and definitely this story is worth a look!
One Night of Need by Ella Jade 1Night Stand
Sexy Professor Dominick Alvarez has an infatuation with pretty college girls, but he adheres to his strict policy of never getting involved with his students. The years of tempting women throwing themselves at him have taken a toll on the handsome teacher. He wants to give in, so he requests an evening with a younger woman.
Alexandria Petron has always had a thing for older men, but she has never indulged. After being left at the altar by her high school sweetheart, she decides men her own age aren't for her. She seeks Madame Evangeline's help in making her fantasy come true. She wants the experience and attention a more mature man can show her.
One night of explosive passion ignites a burn that neither one saw coming. Will one encounter be enough to satisfy their secret cravings?
“I’ve been jittery all day, but my aunt helped me overcome those nerves.”
“She referred me to Madame Eve. She said I needed tonight.”
“Well, I’m glad she hooked you up, but why would such a beautiful girl need to use a service?” He didn’t mean to be nosy, but a woman who looked like her shouldn’t have a problem finding a date.
“Oh, well I….” She twisted her finger around the ends of her pigtail. Now he wished he’d put a condom in his pocket. If she kept that up, they’d never make it to the bedroom. “I’ve had a rough time.”
“I didn’t mean to pry. I’m curious.”
“That’s okay. Can I ask you a question?” She chewed on her bottom lip.
“Sure.” He fought the urge to bite her lip.
“How old are you?”
“Does it matter?” He closed the space between them on the small sofa. “You wanted an older man, didn’t you?”
“I’ll be forty-one in two weeks. You’re my birthday present to myself.”
“Oh.” She swallowed hard.
“Am I too old for you?” Please say no.
“No.” She stared into his eyes.
“Are you thirsty?”
“Would you like some champagne?” As much as he wanted to kiss her, he needed to slow this show down. “You are old enough to drink, I hope.” He brushed her soft cheek, wondering what the rest of her felt like.
“Is that your way of asking me how old I am?”
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Ella Jade has been writing for as long as she can remember. As a child, she often had a notebook and pen with her, and now as an adult, the laptop is never far. The plots and dialogue have always played out in her head, but she never knew what to do with them. That all changed when she discovered the eBook industry. She started penning novels at a rapid pace and now she can't be stopped.
Ella resides in New Jersey with her husband and two young boys. When she's not chasing after her kids, she's busy writing, attending PTO meetings, kickboxing, and scrapbooking. She hopes you'll get lost in her words.
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My book Protecting His Wolfe is up for Sizzling Hot Cover along with many other amazing books. I would love and appreciate your vote. Isn't this just the coolest cover? I love the bullet hole in the corner!
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Then click start to begin the survey. A new window should pop up. Thank you in advance for any help you can give me.
Last evening I got my edits for A Christmas Accident--that touching tale of love against all costs during the holidays... sorry... I get carried away at times. But I love getting edits. It means that the story is so much closer to becoming a book. My editor is fab. She worked with me on my other Secret Cravings Book- Beach Desires- small town catholic girl has hidden her desires... Oops I got carried away again.
Anyway... I love to do a little dance when edits come, or when covers come, or when acceptance letters come. I guess the process is very exciting to me. So exciting I pushed aside some of the other things I wanted to do to get started on them right away. Trust me- my edits are messy. There are a lot of colors in their showing the Fab Five that I use too much... see I used one there (that). But I do know my writing improves with each work. I'm about a third of the way done.
And if you really wanted to see how I do dance, Psy has copied it down after years of studying my unique style! Enjoy some Gangnam Style!
I'm excited to share a hot new book with you today. The cover is smoking and the concept is so unique that you will wonder why more authors didn't think of it before!
Forsaken Paradise by Elise Whyles
What could be more dangerous than loving a rogue?
Condemned as a rogue and punished by his master, Angrail, one of the Seven Paradise Walkers, has wandered mortal and immortal worlds for centuries. He's determined to find those responsible for killing an innocent woman and the child she carried, no matter the cost to himself.
Ephynia, a demoness with scars, has spent a lifetime serving Nerafail, Lord of the Dead. When she unwittingly stumbles upon the one being who can end her loneliness, the battered Angrail, her life changes forever.
Unknown to Angrail and Ephynia, evil lurks in the shadows. There are those who believe Angrail and Ephynia are the key to preventing a coming war—a war that they need to take place—and they seek to end their lives.
Can Angrail find love in the arms of a demoness at war with herself? Or will the secrets hidden within the bowels of their worlds destroy them before they can find peace?
Ephynia froze, a touch unlike anything she’d ever felt washing over her. Turning her head, she scanned the battlefield. Pockets of gray mist navigated the fallen as other demons and demonesses stalked their prey. All of Nerafail and Seraphine’s forces were out due to the numbers of dead and dying. Souls had to be collected, penance delivered…yet there was something tugging at her.
“Please, give me pity and I swear on my lord’s head I will honor it. Do not—”
“Silence.” Ephynia lifted his head. “Else I bind your mouth shut with your own tongue!”
Shaking the head, she ignored the vibration of the soul. Instead her attention remained on her search. Something was there. Someone who called to her.
“Where or what are you?” Ephynia tensed at the suffocating feeling of power around her.
“Why do you not return him to me?” Nerafail’s voice filled her mind.
“I cannot, master.” Ephynia closed her eyes. “Something holds me to this plane.”
“I do not know. He comes even now. I shall return as soon as I have killed the one who binds me here.” Opening her eyes, she caught the gaze of another demoness of her sect.
“Ephynia, what is it?” The other demoness adjusted her bow.
“Take this bottom-feeder to Nerafail. He has been condemned.”
“What of you?”
Ephynia shrugged, she could not explain what kept her there, but she would. “I’ve a new hunt.” Ignoring the prickle of unease at Nerafail’s displeasure, she turned back to the battlefield.
* * * *
Angrail groaned, agony washing through him with the force of the tides. The mangled body next to him wheezed with his dying breath, his spirit confused. Cursing Nerafail for his binding, Angrail closed his eyes. He could do nothing to aid the warrior, to carry him to his rest. Instead he lay, trembling, freezing in the heat of the desert sun. Sweat pooled on his abdomen, blood congealed beneath him.
The tip of an arrow wiggled with each wracking cough of his body’s protest. He could feel the agony within the form he was bound to, and the gnawing pain had him wishing for death.
Gasping at the icy touch of one from his order, he opened his eyes to stare at the man above him. Compassion lay in those blue eyes as they drifted over Angrail’s body before moving onto the man next to him.
“Please.” Angrail swallowed against his swollen tongue. “Please, Thantos.”
“I cannot.” He guided the mortal’s soul to its feet. “Only Nerafail can release you from your torment.” Turning, he led the confused soldier toward the massive barge floating up to the battle.
“Your peace will come, brother.” Thantos’s words offered little comfort.
“Nay.” Angrail groaned, rolling toward his sword. His wounds would fester, the poison would consume him, but he would not die. No, his fate lay in the hands of one who had long ago forsaken him.
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Born in a small community, Elise Whyles lives in Canada with her son and husband. She’s currently working on the next book in the Canadian Heros Trilogy as well as the next book in the paranormal romance series Forsaken. Elise writes in multiple genres, paranormal, contemporary, erotic, m/m. To learn more about her or to drop her a note please stop by her website.
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I'm so happy to have Morgan Wyatt visiting my blog again and sharing her wonderful stories with you. Morgan's books thrill readers and make them dream of their own happily ever afters. You can find Morgan's first visit to my blog here:
To one lucky person, she is giving away a copy of both of her books and a Starbucks Gift Card. All you have to do is leave a comment with your email address to be entered.
Do you realize fear stops you from living the life you truly want? Often we don’t do what we want to do because we talk ourselves out of it by using fear scenarios. If I do this, then people might disapprove of me, I might lose my job, or it might cost me a great deal of money. Where did all these fears come from?
Anyone who has observed children may have noticed even at a young age some are fearless, while others are cautious. What causes the differences? Our personalities develop between the ages of two and five. If parents/caregivers see the world as a very scary place, that will shape their children’s view.
Why walk on the adventurous side? It gives you a chance to realize your secret dreams. It also allows you to grow as a person because you visualized a goal, put the steps in place to make it happen, then, did it. Each goal reached is a step on becoming more authentic.
Do you remember being fearless at any time? Did you expect your dreams no matter how grandiose could come true? As a child, I used to think I could fly. Too much Superman viewing caused me to jump off high places including out of my second floor bedroom window. Oddly, I never got hurt from these adventures, which only assured me I could fly, but only downward and fast. When my own son attempted to fly his first adventure ended in a cut chin killing his adventurous spirit immediately.
As parents and friends, we try to caution people against certain actions; afraid they might get hurt or fail. Why do we never think they might succeed or possibly fly? My grandmother used to tell me the things we fear never come to pass 90% of the time. I try to remember things that used to bedevil me when I was younger, and they never happened proving grandmother right.
My husband, then boyfriend, wanted to go rock climbing to push his barrier of fear. We did, but I was bad about leaving him hanging against the rock face, luckily, another climber helped me feed out the rope. This allowed him to overcome his fear, and reach his goal, but on the other hand, he found this wasn’t the sport for him. It may have been his partner.
Fear limits our careers, hobbies, even life partners. Often instead of calling it fear, we decide we aren’t worthy of a particular job, or partner. Are you aware that every product sold today is based on two emotions: fear and want? We use deodorant because we fear people will be repulsed by us. We buy a BMW because we want to impress people. Want is really just another form of fear too. What if we didn’t fear what people thought of us? We’d care less what type of car we drove.
Why is depression higher among women? Often they fear they’ve failed being a mother, a wife, a daughter, even just being female. How can you fail being yourself? When you are bombarded with media ads, plus critical people, even your own self-fulfilling prophecies you fall into negative spiral forgetting your dreams.
What are your dreams? What is stopping you? Often the thing that is in your way is you. Sometimes you can blame your job, your marriage, or your children. Usually it is us. At my husband’s work, they fly people out to a tropical island to present their business product. The only thing the employee has to do is explain how the business model works in front of a few hundred people. This free vacation while the Midwest is in the middle of seasonal frost sounds great to me. Unfortunately, many employees take a pass because it means confronting their fear of public speaking.
As we grow older, we tend to take fewer chances. Soldiers who’ve won the Medal of Honor are usually all in their early twenties. The thirty year old will think longer on a decision than his twenty-year old cousin. That’s why you have college students hiking across Europe with only a few bucks to their name. We don’t have to be like this. One of the most amazing church ladies I knew was climbing Everest at eighty. Other church ladies were quick to tell me, she was a shy woman when her domineering husband was alive. She’d put her dreams on hold, but she hadn’t abandon them.
When we allow things to go too long, it becomes harder and harder to do what we want. I’ve talked to co-workers who’ve never traveled out of the country, even had a pedicure or massage. It sounds good in theory, but isn’t something they could bring themselves to do now.
How can you be fearless? Accept who you are right now. Often people worry about what other people will think. Newsflash: other people don’t think about your actions hardly ever because they’re too concerned about their own lives. When my husband and I flew to Vegas to get married in the Elvis chapel, I figured my conservative family would be outraged. They honestly didn’t care, instead were glad to get out of attending another wedding that year. We had a great time, and had the dream wedding we wanted as opposed to caving into fear and going traditional.
Sometimes having mishaps allows us to become fearless people. When I traveled to Europe, I got lost in every major city at least once. This was one of my fears because I have no sense of direction, but I conquered it. Now when I travel I give myself a thirty minute “lost” buffer. I could stay home because of my fear of becoming lost. In being lost, I’ve found unique stores and restaurants I never would have. Do not let your fears hold you back.
It isn’t surprising that all my heroines conquer their fears. Darla in Blind Date, a contemporary short romance, accepts a fix up from her friend; even though she’s heard these things never turn out well. Emily in Undercover Rebel, a historical romance, crosses Civil War battlefields to find her missing fiancé. A commenter can win a Starbucks card, plus a copy of Undercover Rebel or Blind Date.
Darla never had time for love. Even though she worked in the perfume industry that epitomizes romance, no appropriate male ever wandered into the picture. Maybe that's why she accepted her friend's suggestion to fix up her up. Desperation, and a desire to make sure she even remembered how to act like a woman as opposed to a corporate warrior. Too bad, her arranged date fell on the eve before her meeting with some hot shot Italian nobleman she needed to sign for her company's continued success. Even more ironic, her blind date Alex, besides being the poster child for all things delicious, had a sexy Italian accent. The accent alone should have reminded her of the need to prepare for her meeting. Instead charmed by Alex's old world manners and animal magnetism, she allows him to take charge and forgets about business. Two things she'd never done before.
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